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Blockchain won’t kill banks: Brock Pierce

Blockchain won’t kill banks: Brock Pierce Blockchain – the technology that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin – is unlikely to kill banks despite warnings from top industry executives, the chair of a bitcoin non-profit organization told CNBC on Monday. Last week, Andrey Sharov, a vice president at Russia’s Sberbank, said banks would vanish by two thousand twenty six due to the ... Read More »

Blockchain: Separating Hype from Substance Part Two

Paxos Engineering Blog Part one of this two-part series took an in-depth look at the Bitcoin blockchain and the properties that add value in a multiplicity of digital transactions. In part two, we look at the key properties of a blockchain, how they apply to public and private blockchains and the value of private blockchains for trading assets beyond bitcoins. Read More »

Blockchain – P2P Foundation

Blockchain = “a distributed cryptographic ledger collective amongst all knots participating in the network, over which every successfully performed transaction is recorded”. [1] Contents Contextual Citation “Why trust Bitcoin, or more specifically, why trust the technology that makes Bitcoin possible? In brief, because it assumes everybody’s a crook, yet it still gets them to go after the rules.” Read More »

Bitcoin: Should you invest in the crypto-currency?

Bitcoin: Should you invest in the crypto-currency? Bitcoin took a petite step towards mainstream financial acceptance last week, with Fidelity’s announcement that employees can now spend the crypto-currency in its in-house canteen. Clients of the US fund giant will now also be able to add any bitcoins into the valuation of their portfolios. Read More »

Bitcoin price, Bitconnect

BITCOIN PRICE BITCOIN PRICE NEWS It's been a rough few days for bitcoin. Towards the end of last week, news out of Russia and China hit press and book with its pretty substantial downside pressure on the bitcoin price. South Korea joined the fray at the commence of this weekend and compounded the act. Read More »

Bitcoin Magazine’s Top six Business Stories of 2016

Bitcoin Magazine’s Top six Business Stories of 2016 Bitcoin, digital currency and blockchain technology experienced another explosive year in 2016. While bitcoin breached the all-time high in USD market cap, several fresh digital currencies claimed a place in the spotlights as well, while the blockchain hum arguably peaked it all. Read More »

Bitcoin Cash: five Swift Facts You Need to Know

Bitcoin Cash: five Prompt Facts You Need to Know Amid much controversy over size and scale, Bitcoin, a popular form of cryptocurrency, split off in two directions Tuesday, forming a fresh branch of currency called Bitcoin Cash. Since its introduction into the market in two thousand nine by mysterious creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin has taken off as a way to ... Read More »

Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies: Welcome to Your Regulator – Harvard Business Law Review (HBLR)

Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies: Welcome to Your Regulator Among all the U.S. regulators interested in regulating Bitcoin and virtual currencies, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is determined to be at the forefront. Since the announcement by CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad in late two thousand fourteen that Bitcoin derivatives should fall within the scope of the CFTC’s jurisdiction, [1] the ... Read More »

Beyond the boring blockchain bubble, TechCrunch

Beyond the boring blockchain bubble The foolish season resumes. Speculators are piling into the cryptocurrency space in the hopes of–sometimes very literally–making money swift. As I write this Ethereum’s value has halved since June but is still 20x since January. Litecoin is up 12x since then. Even Bitcoin has tripled, again. Read More »

Beginner – s Guide to Mining Bitcoins

Beginner’s Guide to Mining Bitcoins One of the fattest problems I ran into when I was looking to begin mining Bitcoin for investment and profit was most of the sites were written for the advanced user. I am not a professional coder, I have no practice with Ubuntu, Linux and minimal practice with Mac. Read More »