Monopoly Is a Tiny Darknet Market With Big Aspirations
There’s a certain irony in the smallest market on the darknet being named Monopoly. With less than 150 listings, the monero-friendly Monopoly Market is anything but. What this tiny darknet market (DNM) lacks in size, however, it makes up for ... read more.
Bitcoin Cash Gets Significant Privacy Boost With Cashfusion Alpha Launch
On January 17, the BCH developer known as Acidsploit announced the launch of the highly anticipated Cashfusion alpha. Interested parties can reach out to the Cashfusion developers via the team's Telegram group to become an alpha tester. The news of ... read more.
How Is Bitcoin Cash Different From Bitcoin Core?
The crypto space can be hard to break into for those unfamiliar with the jargon, lingo, and foundational knowledge taken for granted by the already initiated. Adding to this difficulty is the fact that there are several different cryptos which ... read more.
Developer Proposes Decentralized Bitcoin Hashrate Derivatives
There’s a new concept called Powswap that lets people speculate on hashrate in order to hedge against price volatility. Powswap was developed by the software engineer Jeremy Rubin who believes hashrate derivatives products allow people to leverage new trading strategies. ... read more.
Lawsuit Against Ripple May Decide the Fate of XRP but Regulators Have the Final Say
A prolonged legal battle, which may hold the key to XRP’s future, has been extended again. The class action lawsuit alleges that Ripple issued and sold the coin, one of the largest by market cap, as an unregistered security. The ... read more.
Cypherpunk Bitstream Hosts Talk Crypto-Anarchy, Dropgangs, and Importance of Real Life Connections
The Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast is a relatively new program that's just released its fourth episode. The hosts, known as Frank Braun and The Real Smuggler, are so-called 'privacy extremists' and dyed-in-the-wool crypto-anarchists concerned with exposing cypherpunk ethos to a wider ... read more.
Bitcoin.com Partners With Mecon Cash, Enabling Withdrawal at ATMs Across South Korea
Bitcoin Cash has been added to Mecon Cash’s M.Pay platform which is integrated with over 13,000 ATMs in South Korea. By making bitcoin cash usable for withdrawing won across the country, Mecon Cash is ensuring that BCH users in Korea ... read more.
An In-Depth Look at the Multi-Currency Cold Storage Card Ballet
Last September, Bobby Lee, the former CEO of China’s first cryptocurrency exchange BTCC revealed his new business venture Ballet, a non-electronic crypto wallet solution that offers multi-currency support. During the North American Bitcoin Conference Miami, all the attendees got a ... read more.
Bitcoin Cash Sees Mining Pool Shift and Hashrate Surpass 4 Exahash
While people have watched the BTC network surpass 100 exahash per second (EH/s), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has been steadily gathering hashrate as well. Since the November 15, 2018 blockchain split, which produced the Bitcoin SV (BSV) chain, BCH hashrate has ... read more.
Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’
There's been a lot of buzz in the space recently about the importance of user experience. Kim Dotcom's proclamation that "Mass utility is going to lead to mass adoption," speaks to this. Peter Schiff's bitcoin wallet fiasco, CZ's claim that ... read more.
Polkadot Will Finally Launch This Year – But Is the Multi-Chain Network too Late to Catch Ethereum?
Remember Polkadot? It’s the multi-chain network that raised $145 million in 2017 and hasn’t been seen since. But unlike many of the blockchain projects from that era, Polkadot hasn’t taken the money and run. Its team, led by Ethereum founder ... read more.
Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block Rewards
A group of Bitcoin Cash mining pool operations have decided to help fund BCH infrastructure development. On January 22, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed that five mining pools are preparing a short-term developers donation plan. Miners from Btc.top, Bitcoin.com, Viabtc, ... read more.
Demand for Crypto Derivatives Swells as CME's Bitcoin Volume Rises
The global markets company Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has seen considerable demand since launching its options contracts in the wake of the firm’s bitcoin futures. On the first day of swaps, CME’s bitcoin options saw 55 contracts ($2.3 million). By ... read more.
Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra Association
After a spate of big names parting ways with the Libra Association late last year such as Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and Ebay, British telecommunications giant Vodafone has become the latest to bid the ambitious digital asset project farewell. While Vodafone's ... read more.
Gift Bitcoin Cash for Chinese New Year With a Limited Edition Red Envelope Paper Wallet From Bitcoin.com
Giving red envelopes full of money to friends and family is a traditional way to celebrate the Lunar New Year in China and other Asian cultures. This year you can gift your loved ones bitcoin cash with a limited edition ... read more.
Paypal Pullout Prompts Pornhub to Add Tether as Payment Option for Its Adult Models
The porn industry is seen by many as a perfect fit for widespread cryptocurrency usage as it suffers from financial censorship far more than most businesses. When Paypal stopped servicing Pornhub models, the company hinted it might turn to digital ... read more.
Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding Questions
On Wednesday, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer disclosed that five mining operations had plans to donate roughly $6 million in coinbase rewards (depending on market prices) to developers building Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. The news was met with mixed reviews as some ... read more.
BCH Script Meeting Aims to Enhance the Programming Language in Bitcoin Cash
Bitcoin Cash developers actively participate in video meetings in order to discuss the ongoing development of the BCH ecosystem. BCH software engineers met for the first time in 2020 last Thursday to examine the May upgrade and specification work. Following ... read more.
Bitcoin Games Celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 With Introduction of Free Spins
Bitcoin Games is a provably fair online casino where you can play popular games using BTC and BCH. The platform is introducing a new feature and for its Lunar New Year 2020 promotion all players can get Red Envelopes packed ... read more.
More BS on Lightning: Blockstream Pours Liquid on Thick
Blockstream reps have long been pushing for full implementation of the perpetually-delayed Lightning Network as the main solution for BTC scalability. With the recent announcement of "federated sidechain" Liquid's integration with Btcpay, however, the tune seems to have changed. Past ... read more.
Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France
Alexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the ... read more.
How to Obscure Bitcoin Cash Transaction Data by Leveraging Cashfusion
Bitcoin Cash developers recently released the alpha software for Cashfusion, a privacy-preserving feature added to the Electron Cash wallet. During the last week, crypto proponents and developers have been testing the protocol regularly in order to find issues and provide ... read more.
ECB Keeps Subzero Interest Rates and Open-Ended QE Worth €20B a Month and Launches Policy Review
The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched an extensive review that will examine a wide range of its policies by the end of this year. Under its new president, Christine Lagarde, the bank will try to establish why its monetary ... read more.
Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC Notice
Hundreds of customers went on a withdrawal spree after an Indian bank announced its revised KYC requirements. The bank's action followed the decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to include the National Population Register letter as a valid ... read more.
Millennial and Male: 3 Crypto Card Issuers Profile Their Average User
Platforms offering debit cards that can be topped up with cryptocurrency have enjoyed growing popularity in the crypto community. They provide a payment solution for those who earn and own digital coins, enabling in-store and online crypto payments. Their expanding ... read more.