|October 28th, 2016||If Bitcoin hard-forked over block size, what would the market decide? - International Business Times UK|
The contentious hard forking of Ethereum is often wheeled out by members of the Bitcoin community as a cautionary tale. However, there's a contingent within Bitcoin that thinks the Ethereum fork was not a disaster at all, a fact validated by the ...
|October 28th, 2016||Bitcoin set for best week since June on strong Chinese demand - RT|
Bitcoin rose almost nine percent through the week and was trading at $688.40 as of 14:17 GMT on Friday. That's the biggest gain since June when its value rose with the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Investors turned to the digital currency as a ...
|October 28th, 2016||The new boss looks awfully like the old boss, bitcoin edition - FT Alphaville (registration)|
Remember the days when bitcoin was all about reclaiming control of your financial capital? A way of ensuring none of those pesky middlemen and brokers could get up to shenanigans with your money behind your back? The days when rehypothecation or ...and more »
|October 28th, 2016||Bitcoin Begins Segregated Witness Era, What Happens Now? - CoinTelegraph|
Segregated Witness (or SegWit) was added to Bitcoin Core. Will that day be the official end of the two-year-old “Block Size Debate?” will yesterday be the first step towards a mainstream-ready global decentralized digital currency? Whether you know it ...
|October 28th, 2016||Swiss Rail Operator to Sell Bitcoins at Ticket Machines - Fortune|
Switzerland's national railways firm SBB is branching out next month with the launch of a new service on its ticket machines to sell bitcoins, the digital currency. Beginning Nov. 11, customers will be able to trade Swiss francs for bitcoins using SBB ...
|October 28th, 2016||Zcash Has Launched: Here's How to Get Some - Bitcoin Magazine|
Created from a fork of Bitcoin's codebase, Zcash promises all the best features and stability of Bitcoin with the added bonus of total payment confidentiality. Zcash transactions can be shielded to hide the sender, recipient and value of all ...
|October 27th, 2016||McAfee’s MGT Capital partners with Bitmain to create western mining hub|
John McAfee’s MGT Capital Investments (OTC: MGTI) and one of the leading bitcoin mining hardware manufacturers, Bitmain Technologies, have recently announced a joint venture focused on the creation of the premier North American bitcoin mining pool and cloud mining facilities.
|October 26th, 2016||South Korea plans national digital currency using a Blockchain|
At Monday’s 12th annual FinTech Demo Day in Seoul, the chairman of South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC), Yim Jong-yong, announced that his department will, “Lay the systemic groundwork for the spread of digital currency.”
|October 25th, 2016||Airbitz, BitPay, and Wefunder leverage bitcoin and new US crowdfunding regulation|
Equity crowdfunding platform, Wefunder, recently started accepting bitcoin. On the same day, popular bitcoin mobile wallet provider Airbitz announced the launch of its campaign on Wefunder to raise US$1 million.
|October 24th, 2016||Bitcoin wallet raises $5 million to increase Southeast Asian financial inclusion|
Philippines-based mobile Bitcoin wallet, Coins, recently announced US$5 million in a new funding, specifically aimed at expanding basic financial services to the unbanked population throughout Southeast Asia.
|October 23rd, 2016||Visa and Chain launch blockchain platform for cross-border B2B payments|
Global payments technology giant Visa Inc. recently previewed a new payment platform for financial institutions. Visa B2B Connect is described as a simple, fast and secure way to process business-to-business (B2B) payments.
|October 22nd, 2016||Safello acquires ICBIT and appoints founder as new CTO|
Two of the oldest bitcoin services have merged, helping to grow a popular bitcoin buying and selling service into a wider exchange platform featuring margin trading. Swedish-based Safello announced the acquisition of BT Technology Inc.’s assets, including the ICBIT futures exchange platform.