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Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 Million

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 MillionIt appears Bitcoin Gold (BTG) has been double spend attacked over and over again, totalling something in the neighborhood of $18 million at current prices. BTG forums seem to have been tracking the hack, going as far back as last week, monitoring the controversial coin’s hashrate, ultimately determining a 51% attack was under way. Also […]

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May 24, 2018 0

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Pornhub? We’ve Never Heard of Pornhub

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Pornhub? We’ve Never Heard of PornhubBitcoin in Brief for Wednesday is a potpourri of quickies to get your day going: Pornhub, a website we’ve never heard of, has joined the crypto revolution (well, Verge at least); South Korea’s loss is Switzerland’s gain; bitcoin blamed for every crime under the sun; Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin is accused of favoritism; and bitcoin cash […]

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April 18, 2018 0

As Blockchains Grow Bigger, Full Node Counts Increase

As Blockchains Grow Bigger, Full Node Counts IncreaseBack in 2016, the number of full nodes within the Bitcoin core network was dropping. At the time, Bitcoin enthusiasts thought the amount of nodes would continue to decline and the metric was used heavily in the scaling debate. However, in contrast to many people’s predictions, the count of full node BTC implementations has been […]

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January 23, 2018 0

Goldman Sachs Recognizes Bitcoin’s Future Potential

Goldman Sachs Recognizes Bitcoin's Future PotentialFirst, Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase says he regrets calling bitcoin a fraud. Now, legacy bank Goldman Sachs is formally recognizing how cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could act as global money. 2018 might be shaping up to be the year bitcoin gets more mainstream than ever. Also read: Huge Bitcoin Conference Stops Accepting Bitcoin […]

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January 11, 2018 0

Expert: Seven Reasons Why Chinese Regulators Shut Down Bitcoin Exchanges

A professor at China’s Renmin University has offered his interpretation of why the regulators are shutting down Chinese bitcoin exchanges. He outlined seven key reasons. Also read: China’s Regulatory Crackdown Forces More Bitcoin Exchange Closures Professor Yang Dong is Deputy Dean of Renmin University’s Law School and Director of Renmin’s Centre for Fintech and Internet Security. […]

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September 17, 2017 0

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Face Stricter Regulation and Licensure

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges May Face Stricter Regulation and LicensureChinese Bitcoin Exchanges May Face Stricter Regulation and LicensureOver the past week, bitcoiners everywhere have been focused on the speculative news of China ‘banning’ bitcoin and wondering if the stories were true. According to recent reports from local media and the country’s National Internet Finance Association (NIFA), bitcoin is not ‘illegal,’ but exchanges may face tighter regulatory supervision and might have to cease […]

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September 13, 2017 3

US Politicians Want Tax Exemptions For Bitcoin Purchases Less Than $600

Two politicians want to make bitcoin purchases below $600 not subject to tax laws. The lawmakers, Representatives David Schweikert and Jared Polis, who are also co-chairs of the Blockchain Caucus, hope to lesson the tax burden on cryptocurrency users. They are calling their bill the Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act.  Also read: Grayscale’s Trust Contemplates Creating Another Entity for […]

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September 8, 2017 0

North Korea Could Be Targeting Bitcoin Exchanges in Hacking Attack

North Korea has allegedly been involved in unleashing cyber attacks against South Korean bitcoin exchanges and other blockchain companies. These attacks are possibly the result of economic sanctions against North Korea.  Also read: Large Korean Conglomerate Gets Into Bitcoin Remittances Post Legalization A United Press International article elaborated; “The CWIC Cyber Warfare Research Center in South […]

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August 25, 2017 0

Australia Introduces Bill That Regulates Bitcoin Exchanges

The Australian Government has announced a bill that would regulate digital currency exchanges including bitcoin exchanges for the first time. Also read: Three Ukrainian Lawmakers Declare Bitcoin Holdings Worth $47 Million Australia to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Australia’s Coalition Government announced a bill on Thursday that would regulate digital currency exchanges. This legislation is part of the […]

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August 18, 2017 1

Russia Discusses Starting Cryptocurrency Mining With Its 20+ Gigawatt Surplus

Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has revealed that discussions are underway regarding the creation of government centers for cryptocurrency mining, according to local publications. Meanwhile, a bill is being finalized to provide a legal framework for digital currency including bitcoin. Also read: Russia Prepares to Legalize ICOs Government’s Cryptocurrency Mining Centers The Russian First Deputy […]

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August 14, 2017 0