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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...

ICICI Bank, Coins.ph, Flutterwave & Tempo Integrate With Stellar Network For...

The Stellar Development Foundation, the non-profit organization that oversees the Stellar open source payment network, has announced new partnerships to power cross-border payments in...

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,...

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...

Warning: Since this post was published, we have learned that GBMiners are associated with a Ponzi scheme Roughly three to four percent of Bitcoin’s overall...

How Does This Bitcoin Privacy Improvement Compare with CoinJoin and CoinShuffle?

Note: This article is part of a three-part series of articles on TumbleBit. You can read part one here. TumbleBit is a recently announced Bitcoin...

TumbleBit Part 1: How Does This Bitcoin Privacy Proposal Compare to...

TumbleBit is one of the latest developments in the land of Bitcoin privacy proposals, and it’s gaining a large amount of attention from those...

Gavin Andresen Explains the Main Roadblock to Massive Bitcoin Adoption

After a bit of a break from the Bitcoin world, former Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Gavin Andresen recently re-emerged on an episode of The...

Why Miners are Lowest in the Hierarchy of Control Over Bitcoin

Although some view bitcoin miners as the de facto trusted third party in what is supposed to be a decentralized system, the reality is...

Investment Bank Praises Bitcoin Core Scaling Roadmap in Price Report

Investment bank and asset management firm Needham & Company recently released a report regarding their views on the future price of bitcoin. Their price...