Bitcoin

MrBitcoin July 20, 2018

Scaling has been a heated topic for the bitcoin community for some time. Further, even when a technology does become available, getting people to use it becomes the next big hurdle. Segregated Witness has not been fully adopted by all wallets and service providers, and not all exchanges batch transactions, to name two examples. Officially […]

MrBitcoin July 19, 2018

Cryptocurrency cellphone top-up company Bitrefill has announced it will start selling gift vouchers for Amazon and other brands — effectively opening up Bitcoin Lightning Network payments to almost any item.  Lightning ‘Comes’ to Amazon, Uber, and More In a press release on July 19, Bitrefill — which became one of the first cryptocurrency businesses to […]

MrBitcoin July 18, 2018

Avenue Capital Group co-founder Marc Lasry has said that Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is going to hit $40,000 n bullish comments to CNBC on July 18. Speaking in an interview for the network’s Squawk Box segment, Lasry, whose debt management firm controls around $9.6 billion of assets, saw increasing ease of crypto trading as a major […]

MrBitcoin July 17, 2018

One major class of attacks to hit the hacking landscape recently is cryptomining. While cryptomining on its own supports a good cause when being done consciously, it also allows nefarious actors to make a lot of money fast, and, with the sheer number of cryptocurrencies available to mine, it is becoming a popular choice for […]

MrBitcoin July 15, 2018

Sunday, July 15: crypto markets continue building momentum, with nine out of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap firmly in the green, according to Coinmarketcap. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has gone above the $6,300 mark, up about 1.5 percent over the past 24 hours, trading at $6,354 at press time. The top […]

MrBitcoin July 15, 2018

Going back to the early days of Bitcoin, we look at the contributions of Nick Szabo to smart contracts and Bit Gold. Decentralizing gets another boost by Augur in the predictions marketplace with the launch of their platform. Then we see a very real world example of cryptocurrency solving a real need in Venezuela to […]

MrBitcoin July 12, 2018

With an estimated $100 billion value in sunken artifacts in the waters surrounding the Bahamas, deep-sea treasure hunters could soon satiate their thirst for a big bounty through blockchain technology. Using an approach that tokenizes shipwrecked items found on the seafloor, the founders behind blockchain startup PO8 intend to revitalize marine archaeology in the region […]

MrBitcoin July 11, 2018

Government officials in India have indicated that the government may adopt a more measured approach to regulating the cryptocurrency market.   We Don’t Want to Ban Cryptocurrencies Altogether In yet another twist to the unending saga of India’s stance on cryptocurrency market, recent comments from government officials indicate that the country may not ban virtual […]

MrBitcoin July 10, 2018

Due in part to the recent bear market for cryptocurrencies, digital currency exchange Coinbase has seen a drop in the number of downloads of its app, reaching levels that are comparable to April 2017. The drop could reflect fleeting interest from retail traders, but doesn’t mean that institutional investors aren’t still buying in. Coinbase’s App […]

MrBitcoin July 10, 2018

Monday, July 9: crypto markets are mainly seeing red today, with total market capitalization down almost $15 billion from yesterday’s high, according to data from Coinmarketcap. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down 1.49 percent over the 24 hour period, trading at $6,672 at press time, according to the Cointelegraph price index. Bitcoin price […]