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Grayscale Investments Report Outlines Centralization Risks in Ethereum

One of the most difficult aspects of bootstrapping a new cryptocurrency network is moving beyond the early stages of inevitable centralization. To some extent, bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency to gain a noteworthy level...
Wirex Raises US$3M From Japan's SBI to Fuel Asian Expansion

Wirex Raises US$3M From Japan’s SBI to Fuel Asian Expansion

Wirex Ltd., a London-headquartered startup providing bitcoin payment cards, has raised US$3 million in a Series A funding round from Japan's SBI Investment Co., Ltd. Wirex plans to use the new capital injection to...

Higher Fees May Force Bitcoin Companies to Get More Creative with Their Transactions

For the longest time, it has been known that bitcoin transaction fees would rise once blocks became full on a more frequent basis. In fact, miners have received over 2 BTC in transaction fees...
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Many Bitcoin Miners Aren’t Paying Attention to the Scaling Debate

Much of the conversation regarding solutions for scaling Bitcoin to more users over the next few years has revolved around miners, but the reality is that many of these miners are not as interested...
South Korean Province Uses Blockchain for Voting

South Korean Province Uses Blockchain for Voting

Gyeonggi-do, South Korean's most populous province, has used a blockchain-based voting system in a vote for local community projects proposed by residents. The successfully completed voting included about nine thousand residents who took votes...
Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Announces Fifth M&A Deal, Acquires Charting and Trading Platform Cryptowatch

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Acquires Charting and Trading Platform Cryptowatch

Kraken, a global digital currency exchange based in San Francisco, has acquired the popular charting and trading platform Cryptowatch. The acquisition is the most recent in a series of merger and acquisition deals that Kraken...
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Here’s What’s New in Bitcoin Core 0.14

In a recent presentation at Bitcoin Meetup Switzerland, Bitcoin Core contributor Jonas Schnelli shared the changes that are included in the upcoming release of Bitcoin Core 0.14. The release does not include many exciting...
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Opinion: What’s the Difference Between a Bitcoin Hard Fork and an Altcoin?

The general way in which rule changes have been made to Bitcoin so far is through the use of soft forks, specifically the process outlined in BIP 9 (at least these days). Soft forks...
IOHK Signs Partnerships with Universities in Scotland and Japan to Advance Blockchain Research

IOHK Signs Partnerships with Universities in Scotland, Japan to Advance Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Research

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), a fintech company specializing in blockchain technology, has signed two partnership deals with the University of Edinburgh and the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) to further advance blockchain...

Ver Backed Qtum Founder Ran Previous ICO Scam

Patrick Dai, the founder of Qtum, has admitted to using another name and running another cryptocurrency before Qtum. He left the currency after it faced controversy involving himself and did not reveal his past to potential...

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