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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...

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...

Prediction: $10 Billion Will Be Invested in Blockchain Projects in 2016

2015 was Bitcoin’s biggest year thus far when it comes to startup investments, and the industry as a whole has been able to raise...

Lightning Network Should Be Ready This Summer

Bitcoin’s saving grace for scalability (at least in the eyes of the vast majority of Bitcoin Core contributors) should be ready for use this...

How Bitcoin Succeeded Where Ethereum Failed

Ethereum recently hard forked their blockchain to reimburse users who were affected by a poorly structured smart contract, known as The DAO. The hard...

Why a 51% Attack is Not What Most Bitcoin Users Think...

The one weakness that most people hear about when it comes to Bitcoin is the 51% attack. This is a possible attack vector that...

Why Blockstream CEO, Austin Hill Believes The Scaling Debate Is A...

Bitcoin's scalability issues continue, coming to a head this week when Bitcoin developer and long-term evangelist, Mike Hearn brandished the technology a failure, announcing...

Vitalik Buterin on Misconceptions in the Private vs Public Blockchain Debate

Although Bitcoin enthusiasts often mock the concept of private blockchains, a lot of the money now coming into the blockchain ecosystem is focused on...

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...

Bitmain Co-CEO Micree Zhan Prefers Bitcoin Unlimited Over SegWit for Now

While Bitmain is one of the most important companies in the Bitcoin industry, not many people realize the company has two CEOs. Most of...