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Litecoin: Bitmain Trades Sides, Supports SegWit Activation

Litecoin’s problematic course towards Segregated Witness (SegWit) activation has ended in an unusual display of unity. Litecoin Roundtable: We ‘Unanimously Agree’ On SegWit Activation Following a meeting of Chinese cryptocurrency players including exchanges and miners, a consensus was reached on activating SegWit despite some participants having previously been against the idea. The so-called Litecoin Global… View Article

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Evil ISPs can disrupt Communication between Bitcoin Nodes

ETH Zurich scientific and technical researchers are working with Aviv Zohar (from the Hebrew University in Israel) to underscore attacks on Bitcoin through the Web’s routing infrastructure. This is a problem for the crypto currency’s developers because they cannot control the magnitude and direction of those attacks. The esteemed Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) illustrates how packets… View Article

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Why Europe and China are Ahead of US in Blockchain Development

The US is falling behind China and Europe in blockchain development primarily due to the lack of regulatory frameworks. With a practical approach toward blockchain regulation, countries in Europe, as well as China, Hong Kong, and Singapore are demonstrating greater progress in blockchain implementation. According to a blockchain startup tracker developed by Outlier Ventures, the… View Article

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin and Waves Platform’s Sasha Ivanov Collide

Vitalik Buterin co-founder of the decentralized smart contract application Ethereum and Waves Platform founder Sasha Ivanov had a chance to meet for the first time at an open lecture at the Digital October Center in Moscow. In an exclusive BTCManager interview with Ivanov, we asked him about his experience in meeting Buterin, where things stand… View Article

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10 Upcoming Fintech Events in Switzerland

Several fintech events are scheduled in the coming months that will tackle some of the hottest trends in the financial technology sector including cryptocurrencies, blockchain, investing, peer-to-peer lending, trade finance as well as the regulatory landscape and Switzerland’s position in the global fintech landscape. Today, we look at the top ten upcoming fintech events that… View Article

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Generosity without borders: eco-conscious nonprofits that accept bitcoin

Bitcoin is still a long way from reaching the masses, but industry leaders have demonstrated why a surge in adoption is likely in the cards for bitcoin’s future. And with Earth Day around the corner, we wanted to shine a light on bitcoin’s benefits as an efficient donation vehicle for nonprofits. We’ve also included a… View Article

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Cryptocurrency Adtech App BitMaker Seeks Crowdfunding to Expand to iOS

Photo: Finance Magnates CakeCodes, a Seattle-based blockchain adtech company, has recently introduced BitMaker 2.0, an Android app that incentives users to engage with mobile products through gamification and free Bitcoin and Ethereum rewards. The London Summit 2017 is coming, get involved! In stealth mode since its launch in September 2014, BitMaker now reports it surpassed… View Article

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Bitcoin Price Peaks Above $1240

Bitcoin markets are still being divided as the run from Bitfinex continues. Whilst what used to be the leading bitcoin exchange suffers from a prolonged block of FIAT transactions, bitcoin traders are buying at a premium in an effort to cash out. This might be putting markets in an odd spiral that’s leading prices up… View Article

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Exchange Bitcoin and Litecoin Withdrawals Suspended by BitVC

Last week, all Chinese bitcoin trades reported they were compelled to suspend bitcoin and altcoin withdrawals. This choice was made in lieu of the PBoC directions with respect to against illegal tax avoidance rehearses. It now shows up BitVC, a Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange, is experiencing a comparative trial. The news came as a significant… View Article

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Smart Contracts in Banking

What are smart contracts? Smart contracts play a major role behind financial services. A smart contract can be used by two or more parties via an electronic medium to agree upon specific terms and conditions in a self-regulating contract. These contracts would usually be involved in a financial transaction, which is associated with a Blockchain…. View Article

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Token

Our portfolio company Coinbase opened the doors yesterday to a project they have been working on for a long time. It is called Token and its a mobile browser for Ethereum apps. But it is also a messenger (based on the Signal Protocol from Whisper Systems) and an Ethereum wallet. The plan is to set Token up… View Article

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