The Latest Bitcoin News

March, 2018

  • 19 March

    U.S. House Holds Hearing on Cryptocurrencies and ICO’s

    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments held a hearing on March 14th “to examine the cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) markets.” While takeaways range from an “overall measured tone” to “bitcoin bash fest,” it was an opportunity for direct dialogue and cooperation between industry experts and lawmakers. Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) presented the clearest, …

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  • 16 March

    PSA: Bittrex To Permanently Remove 82 Coins/Tokens BY MARCH 30TH, 2018

    The popular cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex emailed customers today informing them of 82 coins soon to be delisted from the platform. Wallets holders of affected coins must have them withdrawn before Friday, March 30, 2018. After this time, your coins will be unrecoverable. This is a good time to remind people that even though it is inconvenient to download many different …

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  • 12 March

    Thomson Reuters Set to Track Market Sentiment Surrounding Bitcoin

    Thomson Reuters, in conjunction with MarketPsych Data, announced the release of a new version of their MarketPsych Indices, TRMI v3.0, which “includes its first sentiment data feed for Bitcoin,” according to a March 12 press release. The MarketPsych Indices uses “quantitative behavior economics” in order to aid investors with essential market sentiment data. The latest version tracks over “400 news …

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  • 7 March

    Possible Hack of Third-Party Tools is to blame for Binance Users’ Loss of Funds

    UPDATE: Binance was not hacked – official statement from Binance. What had happened was a large-scale phishing attempt. The hackers  stole users’ information through fake links made to look like Binance’s URL and webpage. They then added an API key to the compromised accounts so that they could drain them at a later date. This article, written by Michiel Mulders goes into more …

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  • 6 March

    Cryptocurrency & Law: A Comprehensive Overview of 50 States’ Guidance and Regulations on Blockchain and Digital Currency

    As blockchain and cryptocurrency technology continues to emerge, so have U.S. states sought to address the technology within their borders. Below is a compiled list of the current issued guidance, regulation, or potential regulation for each of the 50 states. This list will be updated again in June and will continue to be updated on a quarterly basis, in order …

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February, 2018

  • 27 February

    Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Released – SegWit New Default Address Type

    The Bitcoin Core development team has released client Version 0.16.0, which includes the full GUI implementation of Segregated Witness (SegWit) and makes it the default for new addresses, on Monday, February 26.   The Github announcement states that “this is a new major version release, including new features, various bugfixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations” This update …

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  • 12 February

    Bitcoin Center NYC & Founder Nick Spanos @ World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai, UAE

    Nick Spanos, founder of Bitcoin Center NYC and, has been invited to participate in a February 13th panel discussion on cryptocurrencies at the 2018 World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE. The summit, held from February 11-13th, brings together over 4,000 prominent public and private figures across 150 countries intent on engaging in future-focused dialogues to shape governments and improve …

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January, 2018

  • 12 January

    Highlights from the first Satoshi Square meetup of 2018

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    Be sure to join our group, follow us on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to ensure you always have the latest details on upcoming events. Here are some highlights from Bitcoin Center NYC’s January 2018 event “Satoshi Square” held in NYC, co-hosted with Find the full photo album on Facebook:  

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  • 5 January

    NYC’s Satoshi Square Meetup Returns! Thursday, January 11th

    Bitcoin Center NYC’s Iconic Satoshi Square Join us for an evening of speakers, cryptocurrency discussion, and peer-to-peer trading.Every guest will receive a raffle ticket. Prizes include two Ledger Nano S hardware wallets and 30 lucky guests will receive a paper wallet with ZAP tokens or a ZAP t-shirt/hat, courtesy of the event’s co-sponsor Speakers: Nick Spanos, Co-founder, Bitcoin Center NYC …

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  • 3 January

    Happy 9th Birthday Bitcoin!

    Today marks the 9th anniversary of the genesis block of the bitcoin blockchain. Bitcoin’s block #0 was mined on January 3rd, 2009 at 1:15pm and the world has irreversibly changed. Less than a decade later, the market cap of all cryptocurrencies exceeds $700 billion; with no signs of slowing down. Just one year ago, Bitcoin surpassed its previous all time …

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December, 2017

  • 15 December

    The Wild Ride from $1,000-$18,000 Bitcoin

    In just under a year, the price of Bitcoin rocketed 1800% from $1,000 in January to just about $18,000 with little-to-no interruption. The value of all bitcoins combined is now over a quarter trillion dollars. Which leaves many wondering — how did we get here?. From its inception in 2009 until last year, Bitcoin was hardly ever mentioned in mainstream …

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November, 2017

  • 6 November

    SegWit2x: What is it, and how is the Upcoming Fork Affecting Bitcoin?

    Coming in the middle of this month, November of 2017, Bitcoin will be undergoing what is possibly the largest hard fork to date. All over SegWit2x, a controversial scaling solution, of which it is currently halfway to being completely implemented. In August, the Bitcoin network underwent a separate hard fork that created Bitcoin Cash, due to the opposition to SegWit. …

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October, 2017

  • 14 October

    Upcoming Bitcoin Fork Boosting its Price

    Whether it makes sense or not, the upcoming hard fork that is expected next month may be boosting Bitcoin’s price.   In August, before the last hard fork that Bitcoin experienced, the price shot up to almost $5,000 before the fork, reaching all time highs and reached more all time highs afterwards as well. The same seems to be happening …

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September, 2017

  • 12 September

    Maine Senate Candidate Accepting Bitcoin Contributions

    Eric Brakey, a libertarian, is now running for U.S. Senate in Maine as a Republican. Brakey, who has been a long time supporter of cryptocurrency, is currently accepting donations to his campaign in the form of Bitcoin and possibly other cryptocurrencies via Shapeshift. If elected, he would be joining the ranks of ‘Conservatarians’ like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and would …

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  • 4 September

    Chinese Government Bans ICOs

    A stunning development out of China came to light this morning. China banned ICOs meaning that any projects that are raising money through cryptocurrency are now not allowed in a country that is one that has a large number of its citizens involved in cryptocurrencies – to the point where some are leasing planes to ship graphics cards for mining. …

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