56 Bitcoin Companies Approve Segwit-2Mb Combined Fork Plan

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Barry Silbert’s firm the Digital Currency Group (DCG) revealed a scaling agreement on May 23 with a letter of intent backed by 56 Bitcoin companies, for Sergio Demian Lerner's recent Segwit-2Mb plan. The announcement states the signed agreement represents a “critical mass of the bitcoin ecosystem” with 83.28% of hash power supporting the proposal. Also Read: Sidechain Juggernaut RSK Labs...

India’s Government Seeks Public Comments on How Bitcoin Should Be Regulated

India's Government Seeks Public Comments on How Bitcoin Should Be Regulated

India is in the process of establishing a regulatory framework for digital currencies including bitcoin. Last week, the Indian government started soliciting public comments on how digital currencies should be regulated. Also read: India’s Government Forms Committee to Investigate Bitcoin, Report Due in 3 Months  Indian Government Wants Public Opinions The Indian Government's Ministry of Finance on Saturday announced that the public is...

Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business

Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business

As the number of merchants accepting bitcoin in Japan grows, companies are incorporating the digital currency into their business models in different ways. Japan's leading printer, info-telecom and ATM manufacturer, Oki Electric Industry Co Ltd, has entered into the Bitcoin ATM business. Their first line of Bitcoin ATMs is launching this month. Also read: The Japanese are Using Bitcoin More than...

Sidechain Juggernaut RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

The highly anticipated project by RSK Labs officially moves into open beta status today with the launch of their public testnet named Ginger. The company is inviting everyone to try out their smart contracts using Bitcoin with their ethereum-like sidechain. They have also secured new funding that will allow them to take the project to full production, planned for later...

Ledger Holdings Generates $11.4 Million to Open U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange

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LedgerX, parent company of Ledger Holdings, generated $11.4 million in a financing campaign to open a regulated options exchange for bitcoin and other digital currencies in the U.S. The venture is led by Miami International Holdings Inc. and Huiyin Blockchain Venture Investments.  Also read: Bitcoin Pizza Day: Reliving the Memories and Forging New Ones The company is in the process of being granted approval...

Japanese Airline Accepts Bitcoin As Cryptocurrency Fever Spreads Across the Region

Bitcoin is surging in Japan in regards to popularity and trade volume, since the country legitimized the digital currency as a legal form of payment this past April. Now one of Japan’s largest discount airline providers Peach Aviation Ltd. has announced it will be the first Japanese service to accept bitcoin for airline tickets. Also read: Bitcoin Pizza Day: Reliving the...

Shapeshift Launches Decentralized Portfolio Platform Prism

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Today at the Consensus Conference in New York City the Shapeshift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees has announced the launch of Prism, a "trustless asset portfolio platform". The Swiss blockchain technology company says investors of all types looking to build a portfolio can do so using the decentralized digital asset holding application. Also read: The Case for Using mBTC Over BTC Denominations Shapeshift...

Why Michigan’s Oldest Lawn & Power Sports Stores Goes Bitcoin

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As bitcoin grows in value, more merchants every day are accepting the digital currency to stay ahead of the times. This week one of Michigan’s largest and oldest lawn equipment and power sports stores — Ball Equipment is now accepting bitcoin. Also read: Petition Asks SEC to Clarify Rules on Bitcoin and Digital Token Assets    73 Year Old Business Thinks Outside...

Bitcoin Pizza Day: Reliving the Memories and Forging New Ones

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Today cryptocurrency enthusiasts around the world are celebrating the notorious “Bitcoin Pizza Day” where two Papa John’s pizzas were purchased for 10,000 BTC. Not only is the transaction deemed the first bitcoin exchange for real-world value, the trade is now appraised at US$20 million at today's exchange rates. Also read: Asset Managers Recommend Bitcoin to Hedge Against US Stock Market Risks ‘I...

Three Services That Aim to Create Bitcoin Professionals and Experts

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Bitcoin can be a very technical subject, and oftentimes people have to find various resources online to educate themselves. However, there are a few organizations that instruct cryptocurrency enthusiasts through training and curriculum in order to edify the growing field of bitcoin professionals. Also read: The Case for Using mBTC Over BTC Denominations Education and Professional Expertise Helps the Growing Bitcoin Economy Flourish As...