US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy Coins

Privacy The US Secret Service is worried about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. A high-ranking official of the agency has urged Congress to consider additional legislation to address anonymity-enhanced cryptocurrencies and services intended to obscure transactions on blockchains such as tumblers or mixers. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Undermining US Laws […]

Segwitcoin crashing is good for Bitcoin-BCH

Segwitcoin is failing, it could not fulfill the role of a worldwide cash system. The segwitcoin supporters openly advocate and look forward to $1000 fees. Lightning Network does not work as a payment system and is proven to be a failure more each day. Propaganda and censorship can only work for so long. BlockStream even […]

Why the Cryptosphere Is Losing Its Mind Over This 18-Digit Number

Mining 00000000000000000021e800 – that’s 18 zeros followed by 21e8 and another two zeros – doesn’t look particularly remarkable. Nor does 00000000000000000021e800c1e8df51b22c1588e5a624bea17e9faa34b2dc4a, which is the complete hash it’s associated with. And yet this series of numbers and letters has sent the cryptosphere into overdrive, sparking talk of quantum computing breakthroughs, time travel, Satoshi’s return, and the […]

A Scaling Debate Retrospective : btc

Hello! My name is Malcolm Rose and I write educational articles about cryptocurrency. I usually try to remain as apolitical as possible, but recently I’ve decided that enough time has passed since the Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash fork that a retrospective might be useful to newcomers and veterans alike. I want to stress that this is meant […]

Hacked Korean Crypto Exchange Unveils Plan to Restart Service Amid Controversies

Exchanges South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail has unveiled its plan to resume service despite surrounding controversies. The exchange reportedly removed a key part of its terms of service right before it was allegedly hacked, arousing suspicions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Service Could Resume Around July 15 South Korea’s seventh largest […]

Bitcoin Core Version 0.16.1 Released

Bitcoin Core 0.16.1, a new minor version including new features and performance improvements, has been officially released, according to an announcement made on Friday, June 15. Bitcoin Core 0.16.1 Released — Bitcoin Core Project (@bitcoincoreorg) 15 June 2018 “This is a new minor version release, with various bugfixes as well as updated translations”, the […]

The Bitfinex Hackathon – The Bitfinex Blog

The Bitfinex Hackathon; London, July 20-22, 2018 15 Jun 2018 at 09:50 AM (UTC) We are pleased to announce the ‘Bitfinex Hackathon‘ - a global hackathon series intended to foster innovation and development within the decentralised digital asset space. The first location is London, United Kingdom (July 20–22nd). We kindly invite all developers and trading enthusiasts to join us and […]

Ethereum Not a Security, SEC Official Says

The world’s second largest cryptocurrency ether jumped alsmost 9 percent Thursday, June 14, after a key a top Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official made it clear that it is not a security. According to William Hinman, head of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, Bitcoin and Ether are not securities. Nevertheless, many, […]