Bitcoin

MrBitcoin March 7, 2018

Crypto exchange and wallet Coinbase has announced the creation of both the Coinbase Index Fund and Coinbase Index in a Medium post yesterday, March 6. The Coinbase Index Fund, whose “basket of digital assets” includes all of the Coinbase exchange GDAX’s four coins — Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) — is […]

MrBitcoin March 6, 2018

Anyone needing an established definition for “cryptocurrency,” “blockchain” or “ICO” now has a trusted resource: the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. On March 5, 2018, Merriam-Webster announced the addition of 850 new words, phrases and new meanings for existing words to merriam-webster.com and to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary print edition. Interestingly for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, out of all 850 […]

MrBitcoin March 4, 2018

A study by Yandex, a multinational corporation for Internet services, showed that Kazakhstanis have been searching for a variety cryptocurrency-related terms in frequency and amount several times higher this year as compared to 2017, local news outlet zakon.kz reported March 2. The study shows that the increase in interest began in June of last year […]

MrBitcoin March 4, 2018

This past week marked a few important events. It began with the release of Bitcoin Core 0.16; marked the first instance of a sovereign nation announcing that it would use and accept a cryptocurrency as legal tender; and included the launch of a new accelerator from “China’s eBay,” JD.com, to assist companies that promise to […]

MrBitcoin February 28, 2018

Wilma Woo · February 28, 2018 · 6:00 am The Dutch bank, which was fined $369 million for money laundering after calling Bitcoin “risky,” now plans to offer a cryptocurrency wallet. Rabobank: Store You Crypto With ‘Trusted’ Bank Hosts In what would represent a curious U-turn in its perspective on Bitcoin, Rabobank has launched a […]

MrBitcoin February 26, 2018

After changing its name to Riot Blockchain in October to include the word “blockchain,” the public company watched its stock skyrocket from $8 a share to more than $38 during a cryptocurrency rally at the beginning of the year. The first significant problem was the company did not have any real focus on blockchain technology. […]

MrBitcoin February 23, 2018

After months of infighting between the organizers of Tezos, a blockchain project currently in development, and the Tezos Foundation, a Swiss nonprofit that controls the project’s pursestrings, the two remaining original members of the Foundation have “voluntarily” resigned. This means that since December, the entire three-person board has been replaced. According to an announcement by […]

MrBitcoin February 21, 2018

Late last year, it was reported that the Iranian government was interested in utilizing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a way of bypassing economic sanctions levied against the country. But the government has apparently changed its mind: Today, the Central Bank of Iran announced that it has never recognized Bitcoin as an official currency and conducts […]

MrBitcoin February 20, 2018

After a strong rally from the $6,000s, bitcoin ultimately saw a near 100% growth in market value as it now sits atop its rally in the low $11,000s. Currently, the market is testing well-known, strong resistance levels and is seeing quite turbulent shakeouts and rallies as it decides what the next market move will be. […]