Swiss Private Bank to Add Support for Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash

Swiss Private Bank to Add Support for Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash

Switzerland’s Falcon Private Bank will begin supporting ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) on August 22, 2017, expanding its blockchain asset management services to more digital currencies. Last month, Falcon Private Bank became the first Swiss private bank to enter the cryptocurrency asset management market with bitcoin following approval from the Swiss Financial […]

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Putin to challenge China in the Bitcoin race

Putin to challenge China in the Bitcoin race

Russia has a complicated history with Bitcoin. The debate to ban the cryptocurrency has swayed back and forth for the past several years, even threatening extremely harsh prison sentences, but things have recently taken a more supportive turn.

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Bitcoin Surpassed $4,300 But 99.98% of World’s Capital is On The Sidelines

Bitcoin Surpassed $4,300 But 99.98% of World’s Capital is On The Sidelines

On August 14, the price of bitcoin surpassed the $4,300 mark, achieving yet another new all-time high. Amidst a strong week-long rally triggered by the rising tension between the US and North Korea, increasing demand from institutional investors and the hotly anticipated activation of Segregated Witness, the bitcoin dominance index recovered to 50 percent, as […]

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Putin’s Advisor is Raising $100 Million to Rival China’s Bitcoin Mining Industry

Putin’s Advisor is Raising $100 Million to Rival China’s Bitcoin Mining Industry

Dmitry Marinichev, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s internet advisors, is planning to raise $100 million to finance a mining venture through an initial coin offering (ICO), Bloomberg has reported.  Over the past few years, China-based Bitmain, arguably the largest and most influential bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer in the world, has invested tens of millions of dollars […]

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Bitcoin, tourism, and emerging economies

Bitcoin, tourism, and emerging economies

Can “bitcoin tourism” become a thing? A look at how bitcoin is used in emerging economies from Mexico to Thailand

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Did Feds conveniently “lose” Bitcoiner’s registration so they could indict him?

Did Feds conveniently “lose” Bitcoiner’s registration so they could indict him?

Randall Lord to face up to 4 years in prison for selling bitcoin on LocalBitcoins.com. Charged with not having a license to trade in a state that does not require licenses to exchange bitcoin.

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Segregated Witness (SegWit) Locks In On Bitcoin

Segregated Witness (SegWit) Locks In On Bitcoin

Segregated Witness (SegWit), a software improvement to the Bitcoin network, has reached its lock-in threshold, now heading towards the two-week “grace period” before full activation. The upgrade reached the necessary threshold yesterday with a 100% of bitcoin mining pools signaling support for the proposal. The two-week waiting that follows will give users and mining pools […]

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The Morpheus case: competing theories on what it means for the rest of us

The Morpheus case: competing theories on what it means for the rest of us

When computer engineer Theo Chino recently went to visit one of his favorite Bitcoin sellers in sweltering Florence, Arizona, he was forbidden to wear shorts. Trading crypto was out of the question, and, he says, so was the possession of a writing instrument. That’s because Chino’s visit occurred at the Central Arizona Detention Center, temporary home to “Morpheus Titania,” one of America’s best-known “crypto-detainees.

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Sustainable bitcoin mining: an interview with OgNasty

Sustainable bitcoin mining: an interview with OgNasty

Bitcoin mining takes up a great deal of electricity and energy, contributing substantially to environmental damage as the network grows at an exponential rate. A sustainable approach to mining benefits both miners and the environment. This is what OgNasty, founder of Nasty Mining, has set out to do.

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A Complete Guide to Bitcoin Cash: Supporting Exchanges, Wallets, Trading Advice

A Complete Guide to Bitcoin Cash: Supporting Exchanges, Wallets, Trading Advice

On August 1, Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork proposal initially developed as Bitcoin ABC by Bitmain was officially activated. Shortly thereafter, ViaBTC, a major Chinese mining pool mined the first Bitcoin Cash block. Because Bitcoin Cash is a hard forked alternative cryptocurrency (altcoin) of the bitcoin blockchain, every bitcoin holder is credited with Bitcoin Cash […]

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