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Ripple’s Chris Larsen Believes Bitcoin Dominance Could Fall Over Proof-of-Work’s Energy Consumption

Ripple's Chris Larsen Believes Bitcoin Dominance Could Fall Over Proof-of-Work's Energy ConsumptionRipple Labs cofounder Chris Larsen has a bone to pick with bitcoin and crypto networks that leverage proof-of-work (PoW). Larsen’s latest write-up explains that the crypto industry needs to reconsider PoW because of the effects on the environment. The Ripple executive believes that other types of consensus algorithms have been effective at being secure while […]


April 25, 2021 0

Snowden Reacts to Bitcoin’s New Price Milestone — Whistleblower Tweets ‘One word: Bitcoin’

Snowden Reacts to Bitcoin's New Price Milestone — Whistleblower Tweets 'One word: Bitcoin'The price of bitcoin has just hit a historic milestone in a turbulent year, crossing the $20,000 threshold, refreshing its all-time high, and well-known crypto advocates such as Edward Snowden have been reacting to the news on social media. Snowden Reacts to Bitcoin All-Time Highs The famous American whistleblower published a brief but widely discussed […]

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December 16, 2020 0

Ten Years Ago Satoshi Nakamoto Logged Off – The Final Message from Bitcoin’s Inventor

Ten Years Ago Satoshi Nakamoto Logged Off - The Final Message from Bitcoin's InventorTen years ago today, the pseudonymous programmer (or programmers) Satoshi Nakamoto logged into the forum bitcointalk.org one last time, and left the Bitcoin community for good. The day prior Nakamoto wrote a final message to the crypto community by offering a quick build and telling developers that there’s more work to be done on denial-of-service […]

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December 13, 2020 0

Venezuelan Crypto-Friendly Freelancing Platform Emerges Amid Economic Crisis, US Sanctions

Venezuelan Crypto-Friendly Freelancing Platform Emerges Amid Economic Crisis, US SanctionsMore cryptocurrency solutions keep appearing on the scene for Venezuelan residents as U.S. sanctions weigh on Nicolás Maduro’s government, including heavy restrictions on the circulation of foreign exchange transactions, driving people to find on crypto a way to circumvent such hurdles and the economic crisis. Venezuelan Freelancers Find Ways to Circumvent U.S. Sanctions by Using […]

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December 10, 2020 0

Over 2,500 Austrian Merchants Can Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

More than 2,500 merchants in Austria can accept three types of cryptocurrencies via the payment processor Salamantex. The company explained that the system was tested with a number of select A1 5Gi network shops. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, contactless payments have been trending more so than they ever were before. There are a number of […]

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July 4, 2020 0

China During Crypto Ban: One Woman Tries to Live on Bitcoin

China During Crypto Ban: One Woman Tries to Live on BitcoinClose to being yet another annoyingly false media piece on how ‘hard’ it is to live on cryptocurrency, the Netflix of China, Iqiyi, followed a woman attempting just that for 21 days. Bitcoiners have been doing so for years through various service providers, exchanges, and, yes, even peer-to-peer, yet the clearly untrue ‘hard’ narrative is […]

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September 23, 2018 0

Can You Use Bitcoin to Pay for Travel?

Can You Use Bitcoin to Pay for Travel?Can You Use Bitcoin to Pay for Travel?

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September 12, 2018 0

$800M BTC Wallet Reactivates: Tens of Millions to Exchanges

$800M BTC Wallet Reactivates: Tens of Millions to ExchangesSpeculation has been swirling around a BTC wallet held dormant for over four years that is suddenly showing movement. That it contains something on the order of nearly one billion dollars worth of bitcoin core (BTC) has the ecosystem in both investigative mode and panic, as it could signal a giant dump at the very […]

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September 5, 2018 0

Bitcoin Not Dead, Again: Washington Post Gets Schooled

Castle Island Ventures partner and cofounder of Coinmetrics.io, Nic Carter, has had quite enough. Made crazy by mainstream media misunderstanding, ignorance, and downright falsehoods regarding cryptocurrencies, he took to Medium, making the case for why Bitcoin is not dead, again. Also read: Report: 15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots “Bitcoin is Still a Total Disaster” […]

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August 16, 2018 0

So Hard to Say Goodbye: Blockchain.Info Goes Dot Com

So Hard to Say Goodbye: Blockchain.Info Goes Dot ComOne of the oldest, most respected sites in the cryptosphere, Blockchain.info (Info), is moving domains. For many ecosystem veterans, Info was where it all started. First wallets. First block exploration. First real interaction with cryptocurrency. Recently, the group announced its move and plans for the future. It’s also a change signaling maturation of the space. […]

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June 25, 2018 0