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June, 2018

  • 6 June

    Apple Co-Founder Hopes Bitcoin Becomes Internet’s “Native Currency”

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is a believer in Bitcoin and blockchain technology, even though he has admitted that he is not invested. Wozniak was asked about comments made by Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who stated that he hopes that bitcoin becomes the internet’s Native currency – Wozniak affirmed that he shares that hope on CNBC Monday, “I buy …

  • 4 June

    Bitcoin Center NYC’s Satoshi Square – This Thursday at 7pm!

    The Bitcoin Center’s iconic Satoshi Square meetup returns for the night of Thursday, June 7th 2018. Join us for an evening of speakers, cryptocurrency discussion, and peer-to-peer trading. Note: We will be holding this meetup on the first Thursday of each month from now on! The last event was shoulder-to-shoulder standing room only, so be sure to arrive early! We …

  • 4 June

    Ripple Makes Plans to Allocate $50 Million Into Academic Research on Blockchain

    According to an announcement, Ripple is creating the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) in a move to bolster academic research on blockchain technology. Ripple states that they are setting aside $50 million to fund the initiative, as well as provide their own expertise and technical expertise. Ripple aims to collaborate on Research and development that will “stimulate understanding and innovation” …

May, 2018

  • 31 May

    Chinese Exchange Huobi Announces Move Into Brazil

    Huobi, a top 5 cryptocurrency exchange by volume based out of China has confirmed that they are expanding their operations into Brazil, according to a report from Coindesk. Executives were seen earlier this week networking at a local Brazilian event. Further, a report from a Brazilian cryptocurrency news source suggests that Huobi has already set up an office in the …

  • 30 May

    Blockchain receives Chinese President’s Endorsement as ‘Economic Breakthrough’

    China’s President, Xi Jinping publicly acknowledged the potential of blockchain technology this week, his first public endorsement of the technology. This Monday, while speaking at an annual academic conference, Xi stated that he believes blockchain to be a critical part of a technological revolution, stating “Ever since the start of the 21st century, a new generation of industrial revolution is …

  • 24 May

    Despite Ban, ICOs Still Popular in China

    China’s Central Television (CCTV), the highest level mouthpiece of the Chinese government, lashed out at domestic  initial coin offerings, known as ICOs, saying that they are still ‘rampant’ despite the country’s 2017 ban. The state media outlet stated that the ICO ban issued last September has not deterred local investors, and that instead a get-rich-quick mentality is driving the rush …

  • 22 May

    Bitcoin on the Lightning Network

    Segregated Witness (SegWit), a soft fork of the Bitcoin Blockchain implemented on August 24, 2017, was an update which effectively increased the bitcoin block size limit and allowed for the implementation of second-layer solutions for issues concerning scalability. One of these second layer additions to the Bitcoin blockchain is a payment protocol known as the Lightning Network (LN). Although its …

  • 12 May

    Market Takes Downturn as Korean Exchange is Raided

    Coindesk Korea reports that UpBit, the largest Korean exchange was raided on May 10-11 for allegedly selling cryptocurrency to their customers that they do not actually hold.   Investigators have seized hard disks and accounting documents through confiscation and will be analyzing them for the next few days.   This news comes shortly after the country had announced that they …

  • 10 May

    BitcoinCenter Alumnus Runs for New York Attorney General

    Manny Alicandro, an alumnus of Bitcoin Center NYC events and classes, is currently running for New York State Attorney General, following the news surrounding Former AG Eric Schneiderman’s resignation. Alicandro is a former employee of Nasdaq from 2003 to 2014, where he was going to law school part time. After earning his degree, he left the exchange to work as …

  • 8 May

    Institutional Adoption: New York Stock Exchange to Let Customers Buy Bitcoin

    The Owner of the NYSE is reportedly contemplating letting customers buy and hold Bitcoin. This would be the second Wall Street giant to open up to cryptocurrency this week.   The New York Times reports NYSE owner, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is planning to offer traders contracts that will eventually result in customers owning the cryptocurrency.   This comes days after …