The Latest Bitcoin News

April, 2018

  • 17 April

    Bitcoin Center Founder Nick Spanos Begins Middle East Tour

    BitcoinCenter NYC founder, Nick Spanos has begun his Middle east tour – kicking it off with a keynote speech at the World Blockchain Forum in Dubai. Nick spoke on The State of the Crypto at the World Blockchain Forum on 4/17/18, and will be heading off to Saudi Arabia to speak at, and attend, the first ever Blockchain event in …

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  • 13 April

    Russian Government Prepares to Block Crypto Industry Favorite Telegram

    In a not-so-surprising move, Russian authorities have demanded ISPs to block access to Telegram – an encrypted messenger service on Friday, April 13, shortly after the platform raised $1.7 bln in its token sale to support its own blockchain platform. Although it’s unsure when the ban will be carried out, the director of the Russian internet authority, Roskomandzor, Aleksander Glazov …

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  • 6 April

    Three Ways Blockchain can Help the World’s Poorest

    Meta Description: There are numerous ways blockchain systems are revolutionizing the world economy. Nevertheless, let’s closely examine the three main ways blockchain technologies connect some of the world’s poorest people with the global economy. Blockchain systems could really better the lives and open up new horizons for the world’s poorest. Large corporations are using blockchain to fuel the financial transactions. …

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March, 2018

  • 28 March

    Coinbase To Add ERC-20 Token Support

    coinbase

    Coinbase announced in a Tuesday blog post its intention to support the Ethereum ERC20 technical standard in the coming months, paving the way for supporting ERC20 assets (the most popular vehicle for ICOs thus far) across the company’s product platform. Coinbase is a San Francisco-based digital currency wallet and platform founded in June of 2012. It boasts having over 10 …

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  • 22 March

    Bitcoin Center NYC Welcomes Delegation of High School Students from Mexico City

    Mexico City High School Students

    Earlier this week, the Bitcoin Center NYC welcomed a delegation of high school students from Mexico who came to learn about bitcoin and digital currency. The students, who attend the prestigious Instituto Piaget in Mexico City, visited the Center as part of a week long trip organized by the XPAND educational consultancy. Their trip also included visits to UBS, the …

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  • 19 March

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

    House of Representatives Hearing

    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

    Bittrex PSA

    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

    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

    Binance

    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

    America

    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

    Bitcoin Core 0.16.0

    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 & Zap.org Founder Nick Spanos @ World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai, UAE

    Nick Spanos Dubai World Government Summit

    Nick Spanos, founder of Bitcoin Center NYC and Zap.org, 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

    bitcoin center satoshi square

    Be sure to join our Meetup.com 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 Zap.org: Find the full photo album on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NYCoin/photos/?tab=album&album_id=660576807483930  

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  • 5 January

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

    Satoshi Square Meetup

    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 Zap.org. Speakers: Nick Spanos, Co-founder Zap.org, Bitcoin Center NYC …

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  • 3 January

    Happy 9th Birthday Bitcoin!

    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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