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Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency Courses

Many universities across Russia have added new courses to their existing finance curricula that are focused on cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and blockchain technology. They will offer these courses for the first time this academic year due to high demand. Also read: Russia’s Finance Ministry Drafts Law to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency Courses A number of top universities in […]

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September 18, 2017 0

After the Boss Calls Bitcoin a ‘Fraud’ — JP Morgan Buys the Dip

notesJust recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on JP Morgan executive Jamie Dimon calling bitcoin a “fraud” and claiming he would fire any employee from his firm who traded the digital currency for being “stupid.” Now it seems JP Morgan has been caught red-handed purchasing a bunch of XBT shares, otherwise known as exchange-traded-notes, that track the price […]

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September 16, 2017 2

The Risks of Segregated Witness: Problems under Evidence Laws

The Risks of Segregated Witness: Problems under Evidence LawsBy Jimmy Nguyen Chief IP, Communications & Legal Officer – nChain Group The bitcoin community still debates whether Segregated Witness will help the network’s scalability or will instead create more problems.  As I have previously written, SegWit raises legal questions because it would enable full digital signature (witness) data to be dropped from the transaction […]

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September 12, 2017 0

Project to Subsidize Electricity Costs to Cryptocurrency Miners Underway in Russia

Project to Subsidize Electricity Costs to Cryptocurrency Miners Underway in RussiaThe preparation of a pilot project is underway in Russia to subsidize electricity costs to cryptocurrency mining farm owners, according to local publications. Meanwhile, interest in bitcoin, ether, and mining have been growing significantly this year. Also read: Russia Discusses Starting Cryptocurrency Mining With Its 20+ Gigawatt Surplus Pilot Project Benefiting Cryptocurrency Miners The Institute for […]

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September 7, 2017 0

Luxury Dubai High Rise Apartments Will Be Sold for Bitcoin

This week two business luminaries, Baroness Michelle Mone and Douglas Barrowman, have announced the sale of 2.4 million square feet of Dubai residential property will be sold for bitcoin. The residential 40-storey tower apartments will be the first properties located in Dubai’s Science Park priced and sold for a cryptocurrency settlement. Also Read: Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange […]

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September 5, 2017 0

Bitcoin Cash Network Turns One Month Old and Continues to Move Forward

The bitcoin fork on August 1, which produced the cryptocurrency and network Bitcoin Cash (BCH), turns one month old today Friday. The digital currency’s market value is lower than last week and the network’s hashrate has dropped considerably, as it is currently more profitable to mine the legacy chain. Also Read: Now Bitcore Nodes Can Switch […]

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September 1, 2017 0

Bitcoin Cash Becomes the Longest Chain As Miners Toggle Between Profits

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is almost a month old and seemingly growing stronger as the days continue. As of August 22, the BCH chain is longer than BTC’s blockchain by 959 blocks, while also capturing the most hashrate that day for a short period of time. Also read: SEC Suspends Trading of Bitcoin Firm’s Shares […]

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August 25, 2017 0

Part Deux! Onecoin Buyer Beware: The Definitive Ponzi Exposé

It’s been a year since news.Bitcoin.com interviewed Timothy “Tim Tayshun” Curry, who shared his explosive investigation and research into the Onecoin scheme with our readers at news.Bitcoin.com. Due to the nature of the evidence presented, the article went viral with over 50,000 views throughout the first week and is one of the most viewed articles in […]

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August 21, 2017 0

Government Agencies Adopting Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

Government agencies are looking further into adopting blockchain technology and bitcoin. They hope to commandeer these protocols in order to protect the military from mass-hacking campaigns, counterintelligence, and otherwise hostile attacks on their systems. The Pentagon has especially shown recent interest in using cryptographically-guarded blockchains to aid their operations.  Also read: Bitcoin Cash Flips Mining Profitability […]

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August 18, 2017 0

Segwit2x and the Tale of Three Bitcoins

As the entire community has been laser-focused on the recent hard fork and Bitcoin network split, many people have forgotten about the Segwit2x plan. Miners who participated in the ‘New York Agreement’ (NYA) have kept their promise and Segregated Witness will lock-in on the network in roughly two weeks. Also read: Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Bitcoin Wallet […]

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August 5, 2017 0