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Kevin Helms

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A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

Segwit Locks In on Litecoin, Will Activate

Litecoin has surpassed the required number of signaling blocks needed to activate Segregated Witness (Segwit) on Wednesday. Segwit is therefore locked in on Litecoin. "After...

Overstock’s Medici and Ripio to Bring Bitcoin Financial Services to Emerging...

Overstock's blockchain technology arm, Medici Ventures, has partnered with Bitcoin consumer financial services platform Ripio to democratize access to financial services in emerging markets. Also...

The Tech to Timestamp Data in Bitcoin’s Blockchain Has Evolved Far...

Using Bitcoin’s blockchain to timestamp data has evolved far past single-file uploads that have users pay a Bitcoin network fee. Full-featured APIs and platforms...

SEC Approves Petition to Review Bitcoin ETF Rejection

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected the proposed rule change to list and trade a Bitcoin ETF on Bats BZX Exchange on...

‘Rectification Plan’ for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Leaked

On Monday, Chinese publication 8Btc posted a translation of a document that contained supposedly leaked "rectification guidelines" for bitcoin exchanges. “It’s the first time...

Moonbeam Could Allow Bitcoin to Scale Within Weeks

Moonbeam is an open source protocol that uses Bitcoin payment channels to facilitate instant, off-chain payments between multi-user platforms. “Moonbeam doesn't require Segwit or...

Malta Approves National Strategy Draft to Embrace Bitcoin

The first draft of a national strategy to promote Bitcoin and blockchain technology has reportedly been approved by the Cabinet of Malta. This move...

Why ‘Billionaire’ Novogratz Holds 10% of His Wealth in Bitcoin and...

Billionaire Michael Novogratz reportedly revealed that he has 10 percent of his money invested in bitcoin and ether. He also predicts that the price...

Abra Now Offers Deposits and Withdrawals at 60+ US Financial Institutions

The Bitcoin payments startup Abra has been busy adding to its service offering since Bitcoin.com reported on its progress in January. Abra users in...

Research Shows How Bitcoin Can Be Attacked Via Internet Routing Infrastructure

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Hebrew University have found how "internet routing attacks" and "malicious Internet Service Providers (ISPs)" can attack the Bitcoin...

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