It’s A Wonderful Life for Bitcoin Evangelist as Community Expresses Its Gratitude

Source : It’s A Wonderful Life for Bitcoin Evangelist as Community Expresses Its Gratitude Source In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the 1940s Christmas classic, George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) is the guiding force of a small-town bank, who ends up sacrificing his own dreams for the betterment of his … Plus…

Out of Steam: PC Gaming Platform Ends Bitcoin Payment Option

Source : Out of Steam: PC Gaming Platform Ends Bitcoin Payment Option Source The utility aspect of Bitcoin faced a setback yesterday as PC gamers heard from Valve Corporation’s Steam Team in a blog post that Bitcoin would no longer be accepted as payment on its digital distribution platform, Steam. … Plus…

New Bitcoin Mining Centers Set to Increase North American Market Position

Source : New Bitcoin Mining Centers Set to Increase North American Market Position Source While China continues to dominate the bitcoin mining market, North America has now gained another significant player who can help decentralize mining power. Hut 8 Mining Corp (Hut 8) and the Bitfury Group (Bitfury) have announced … Plus…

Quant Network Launches Overledger for Cross-Blockchain Data Interoperability

Source : Quant Network Launches Overledger for Cross-Blockchain Data Interoperability Source Last month, science and technology magazine New Scientist covered the Overledger project in a story titled, “The Blockchain to Fix All Blockchains.” The story emphasizes the need for data interoperability technology across different blockchains that could play a role … Plus…

Lightning Network – Bitcoin’s Scalability Project has been Successfully Tested

Source : Lightning Network – Bitcoin’s Scalability Project has been Successfully Tested Source In a major breakthrough in solving bitcoin’s scalability issues, Blockchain developers Lightning Labs together with Blockstream and ACINQ have announced the release of Lightning Protocol 1.0. For the first time ever all three developers have successfully tested Lightning … Plus…

Regulation and the Future of Cryptocurrency at Token Summit II

Source : Regulation and the Future of Cryptocurrency at Token Summit II Source On December 5th, 2017, the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco hosted cryptocurrency enthusiasts in suits, hoodies and everything in between. Token Summit II, presented by William Mougayar, author of “The Business Blockchain,” and Nick Tomaino, … Plus…

Developers Release Lightning Protocol 1.0; Perform Successful Interoperability Tests

Source : Developers Release Lightning Protocol 1.0; Perform Successful Interoperability Tests Source Blockchain developers ACINQ, Blockstream and Lightning Labs, are announcing the 1.0 release of the Lightning protocol and the world’s first Lightning test payments on the Bitcoin mainnet across all three implementations. These are considered to be important steps … Plus…

Bitfinex Critics Prepare for Possible Legal Action After Cryptocurrency Exchange Lawyers Up

Source : Bitfinex Critics Prepare for Possible Legal Action After Cryptocurrency Exchange Lawyers Up Source Bitfinex, the world’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform, has hired Steptoe & Johnson, a heavy-hitting, international law firm based in Washington, D.C., to try to put an end to what their PR firm calls “a campaign … Plus…

China Turns Bitcoin Focus Inward

Source : China Turns Bitcoin Focus Inward Source The Chinese government has often had a tumultuous relationship with Bitcoin, but things came to a head in 2017. By the end of the year, there was no longer a Chinese industry exchanging bitcoin for fiat currency. How did that happen, and … Plus…

Bitcoin Exchanges Are Favorite Targets of Global DDoS Attacks: Report

Source : Bitcoin Exchanges Are Favorite Targets of Global DDoS Attacks: Report Source Imperva Incapsula, a cloud-based service provider, has released a comprehensive report titled “Q3 2017 Global DDoS Threat Landscape.” The report shows that cryptocurrency operators and Bitcoin exchanges are favorite targets of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.A … Plus…

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