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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data Shows $25 Billion Worth of Bitcoin and Ether Held by Seven Crypto Exchanges
On January 3, 2020, a small group of crypto enthusiasts celebrated the second annual Proof-of-Keys day with hopes to get people to withdraw funds from centralized digital currency exchanges. However, exchanges holding massive amounts of BTC only saw their reserves … read more.
Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a Year
Crypto Valley, a fintech-friendly region centered on the canton of Zug, has been expanding to other parts of Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein. Despite all the challenges facing the blockchain industry, favorable regulations and improving access to banking and legal services … read more.
The Fallout From Onecoin’s Ponzi Scheme Continues to Impact Investors
In late 2019, the remnants of multi-level Ponzi scheme Onecoin crumbled. However, Onecoin’s founder, dubbed the ‘crypto queen,’ Ruja Ignatova, remains on the run and law enforcement haven’t caught up with her yet. Moreover, police are investigating two churches in … read more.
Leading Swiss Stock Exchange Now Offers 12 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products
Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, now has 12 cryptocurrency exchange-traded products listed. The latest addition, the 21shares Short Bitcoin, allows investors to profit from falling prices of the digital currency. Other listed crypto products include those that track … read more.
Iran Issues More Than 1,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Licenses
The Iranian government has reportedly issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining since it began regulating the industry. A number of large mining farms have set up in the country, but high electricity tariffs have kept many small investors … read more.
More Than 77 Crypto Projects Claim to Be Backed by Physical Gold – After 30 Failed
The last few years have seen the creation of blockchain projects that claim to have tokens backed by physical gold. In October, Coinshares and Blockchain.com launched a digital gold token (DGLD) backed by physical gold that uses BTC’s security. Tether … read more.
Bitcoin Gold 51% Attacked – Network Loses $70,000 in Double Spends
The Bitcoin Gold (BTG) network suffered another set of 51% attacks on January 23-24, as roughly 29 blocks were removed in two deep blockchain reorganizations (reorgs). Reports indicate that more than 7,000 BTG was double spent ($70,000) in two days. … read more.
Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Tax-Free Zone – No Personal or Corporate Income Tax
A Dubai government authority has announced that it is launching a crypto valley in the country’s free zone where there is no personal or corporate income tax. With the help of its partners from the Swiss crypto valley, Dubai will … read more.
Everybody’s Staking But Who’s Using Proof of Stake Blockchains?
The primary use case for staking blockchains is staking. That is their raison d’être, and thousands of cryptocurrency holders have utilized this provision to increase their holdings by earning staking rewards. As the total amount of staked tokens trends towards … read more.
Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency App
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has awarded a young entrepreneur for her cryptocurrency price tracking application while the government is still deliberating on the country’s crypto policies. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the award recipient to find out more about her … read more.
BCH Community Leaders Bitcoin.com and Jonald Fyookball Clarify Positions on Funding Proposal
Since Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed an infrastructure funding proposal from five major mining pools last week, which would fund BCH devs via redirection of 12.5% of BCH coinbase rewards, the Bitcoin Cash community has been understandably bustling with debate, … read more.
What Is the Ideal Block Size and Fee Cost?
Many of the debates around block size in Bitcoin operate under the false premise that the question can even be properly answered by a central authority. But markets are better at deciding these questions and block sizes and fee costs … read more.