The Latest Bitcoin News

August, 2017

  • 17 August

    Bitcoin’s Price Reaches An All-Time High Of Over $4,000 – and At Least One Trader Believes That Is Just the Beginning

    Bitcoin has recently made it through a chain split unscathed, due to the impending lock-in of SegWit, a somewhat controversial solution to Bitcoin’s scalability issues. Shortly after the split on August 1st, which brought us Bitcoin Cash, in addition to Bitcoin, miners continued to signal for the activation of SegWit, an alternative scaling solution to increasing blocksize. SegWit has been …

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  • 8 August

    Bitcoin Locks In SegWit (Finally)

    In 2015, a concept to solve Bitcoin’s scalability issue was first proposed. Today, a year and a half later, the widely accepted solution to Bitcoin’s scalability problem has been locked in earlier this afternoon, namely SegWit, or Segregated Witness. SegWit solves part of Bitcoin’s scalability problems by removing signature data from transactions, or ‘segregating’ it, allowing for more transactions to …

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  • 7 August

    U.S. Sanctions Bill Includes a Provision on Cryptocurrencies

    Just 5 days ago, President Trump signed a controversial sanctions bill into law that includes a small provision regarding cryptocurrencies. The provision in question states: “[A] discussion of and data regarding trends in illicit finance, including evolving forms of value transfer such as so-called cryptocurrencies, other methods that are computer, telecommunications, or internet-based, cybercrime, or any other threats that the …

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  • 7 August

    What is AntShares (NEO) and What is the Reason Behind its Meteoric Rise?

    AntShares (recently re-branded as NEO), a relatively new crypto, has been enjoying a meteoric rise in value in the past month, and as such we should explore why NEO has enjoyed its rise in price – closing in on a $1 billion market cap. Partnerships Fueling the Rise of AntShares NEO, previously AntShares is a Chinese-run blockchain similar to the …

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  • 3 August

    Gemini & CBOE Team Up For Bitcoin Options Trading

    Earlier this morning Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange owned and operated by the Winklevoss brothers, announced that they will be providing data to the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in an effort to bring forth trading derivatives on cryptocurrencies. The agreement between Gemini and CBOE is a massive step forward for the community, as it is likely that this move will …

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  • 3 August

    Updates in the Case Against the BitLicense

    Those of you who have been following the news surrounding New York’s Bitlicense may know of Theo Chino. His case against New York’s infamous Bitlicense (he’s suing the State) has just recently been updated, whether that is a good or bad thing for his case is yet to be seen. The judge who had sided with Bitcoiners, Justice Lucy Billings …

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  • 2 August

    How To Get Your Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

    Yesterday, August 1st, the Bitcoin Blockchain experienced a hard fork, as we reported on in our last article. This fork brought with it a new form of cryptocurrency in the form of Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Everyone who has bitcoin in their wallet from before the fork automatically has the same amount in Bitcoin Cash. The problem lies in that one …

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  • 1 August

    In the Face of a Fork, Bitcoin Shows No Signs of Slowing Down for “Bitcoin Cash”

    Today, August 1st, 2017, the bitcoin network experienced a hard fork. This means that a portion of the Bitcoin community, particularly a large mining group, left the original Bitcoin blockchain and instead mine “Bitcoin Cash”, while the rest of the community continues to use the original blockchain. Although there is a group of Bitcoiners want to abandon Bitcoin in favor …

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June, 2017

  • 7 June

    Gladiacoin: Probably A Ponzi

    With the cryptocurrency industry catching investors eyes, it is important to distinguish scams from legitimate companies. On the previous post about ICOs, we discussed the steps and importance of conducting research before investing. GladiaCoin is a great example of a company that does not satisfy the important components: team, mission, social media, and history. After a thorough analysis, it became …

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  • 7 June

    A Short Guide to Investing in ICOs

    Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, are a hot new area of investing. Trading on major cryptocurrency exchanges has gathered a lot of attention and brought nearly $70 billion since late April. This growth has a lot to do with new coins emerging to the market and with the launch of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) era. An ICO is a …

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May, 2017

  • 9 May

    New Bitcoin ATM in Brooklyn at the Looking Glass Bar As Seen in Mr. Robot

    The Looking Glass bar in Brooklyn that was a secret meetup spot for the activist hackers of Mr. Robot in S2E08 “Through the Looking Glass” now has its very own Bitcoin ATM. The ATM is located right next to a traditional ATM by the front entrance. Customers can buy Bitcoin at 9% and sell at market rate (no fee). Looking …

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  • 1 May

    Advanced Bitcoin Trading: Futures and Leveraged Trading

    Once you get started trading Bitcoin, you may quickly realize that you still have a lot to learn on the road to making profits. This advanced trading course goes beyond the basics and dives into additional trading instruments (derivatives) and outlines different tools that can be used to create a winning trading strategy. Ready to get started? The 2-hour,  $250 …

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  • 1 May

    Advanced Bitcoin: Security, Trading, & Altcoins

    There are many Bitcoin exchanges, which one should you use? How do you make Bitcoin trades? There are almost 1,000 cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin, and many people are making money by trading them. Although many people are relaxed about their cybersecurity, once you start holding Bitcoin on your devices it is a good idea to learn how to keep it safe. …

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  • 1 May

    Gift Card Trading with Paxful.com

    Paxful.com is a peer-to-peer marketplace that enables traders (that will be you!) the ability to exchange Bitcoin for gift cards. People all around the world use this site to buy and sell gift cards at great prices. It’s not always as easy as it seems to get a great deal, though. You have to know what to look out for …

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  • 1 May

    Introduction to Bitcoin

    Bitcoin. What is it?  How does it work? Why are millions of people around the world using Bitcoins to transact? How can you get in on the action?! “Bitcoin was the best performing currency of 2016” – Financial Times “Bitcoin’s Rally Crushed Every Other Currency in 2016. Here’s Why” – Bloomberg With the price of a single Bitcoin more than …

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