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The best breaking Bitcoin news stories from around the world.

Bitcoin Filling Payment System Gaps in Kenya

Online payments business Skrill (formerly Moneybookers) recently enabled Bitcoin deposits for at least some of its users. The London-based PayPal alternative, which is a...

How Yours Has Already Implemented Lightning Network-Esque Bitcoin Micropayments

Yours is the latest social media application that gives audiences the ability to reward content creators via Bitcoin payments. The project is headed by...

Antonopoulos: Governments are Inadvertently Funding Bitcoin Scalability Solutions

In a highly political talk at a Coinscrum event , Mastering Bitcoin author Andreas Antonopoulos discussed the growing disgust with financial freedom displayed by various...

While Circle Pivots Away from Bitcoin, Blockchain Doubles Down on the...

Earlier this week, Circle continued the process of pivoting away from bitcoin as a currency in their payments app. After previously deciding to denominate...

How Would a Hard Fork Affect Bitcoin’s Usefulness as a Store...

A loud segment of the Bitcoin community has been pushing for a hard-forking increase to the block size limit for over a year now,...

‘Mainstream Adoption Requires Financial Institutions to Adopt Bitcoin,’ Says GAP600 CEO

Financial institutions have a vested interest in adopting bitcoin, which has a number of attractive characteristics when compared with other currencies such a fixed...

Controversial IRS Request To Coinbase Highlights Need For Updated Tax Guidelines

Last week, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed paperwork in federal court requesting the disclosure of all Coinbase US customers' records over a...

Charlie Shrem Unveils New Venture Intellisys Capital

Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem has joined force with Jason Granger, a real estate and private equity expert, to launch Intellisys Capital, an investment company. Intellisys...

TumbleBit Part 3: Potential Privacy Improvements for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

Note: This is part three of a three-part series on TumbleBit. You can read part two here or start from part one here. After TumbleBit...

New Indian Mining Pool GBMiners Gains 3% of Network Hashrate, Views...

Roughly three to four percent of Bitcoin’s overall hashrate is now pointed at a mining pool in India, putting it in the top ten...