Altcoin.io Exchange First to Launch GUI Atomic Swap Alpha Wallet

This week the platform Altcoin.io Exchange has announced the alpha release of the first atomic swap wallet with a working GUI available for public testing. The company’s founder, Andrew Gazdecki, believes the technology has the potential to disrupt every centralized exchange currently used by the cryptocurrency community. Also read: Bitcoin Cash …

Square Cash App Users Trial New Buy and Sell Bitcoin Feature

The San Francisco-based financial services company and merchant services aggregator, Square, has launched a new pilot feature on the Square Cash app that allows users to buy and sell bitcoin. Also Read: Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan: “Bitcoin is What Used to be Called Fiat Money” Payment Giant Square Pilots a Buy, …

Bitcoin Gold Developer Under Scrutiny For Allegedly Hiding Mining Code

The bitcoin gold development team is under fire once again as the currency’s mining community has discovered a hard-coded hidden fee protocol found within one of the bitcoin gold developer’s mining pool code. Miners say that BTG core developer, Martin Kuvandzhiev (StarbugBG), added a hidden 0.5 percent fee into the …

Are 2017’s Network Attacks ”Real” or Are Bitcoiners Growing Paranoid?

Over the past year or so there’s been a lot of discussion concerning ‘attacks’ on the Bitcoin network. Across forums and social media, the subjective valuations from bitcoin proponents of what an ‘attack’ on the network really is has become an extremely contentious topic. Also read: Japanese City Attracts Cryptocurrency Miners …

The IRS May Get Approval to Conduct Coinbase Tax Probe

This week the battle between the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the San Francisco firm Coinbase is heating up once again as a U.S. Magistrate Judge is siding with the tax collector. Also read: Sberbank Apologizes for Buying Nearly All Graphics Cards on the Russian Market   U.S. Magistrate Judge: ‘It’s …

Bread Adds Multi-Currency Support and Loyalty Rewards Tokens

This week the cryptocurrency wallet provider, Bread, has announced its new wallet upgrade will soon feature multi-currency support for digital assets such as bitcoin cash, ethereum, and ERC-20 tokens. Additionally, the company is crowdfunding a loyalty rewards program to incentivize Bread users who patronize the firm’s software. Also read: Markets Update: …

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies See Volatile Prices After Canceled Fork

The price of bitcoin (BTC) has been on a bearish run over the past 72 hours, after reaching $7,900 the day the Segwit2x fork was ”canceled”. Since then bitcoin’s market cap has shaved off over $20B, and the price per BTC is hovering just above the $6,475 range. Moreover, while …

Bitcoin Unlimited Reveals Gigablock Testnet Performance

Last October Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) chief scientist Peter Rizun announced the first ever 1GB block was mined on the team’s Gigablock testnet. After processing the very large block, Rizun detailed the team would reveal the results of the testing at the Scaling Bitcoin event at Stanford University. This past weekend …

Bitcoin Cash Markets Remain Resilient As the Network’s Upgrade Approaches

It’s been a crazy week for cryptocurrency enthusiasts as the digital asset ecosystem is still reeling over the canceled Segwit2x fork that was expected to take place on the Bitcoin network next week. Over the course of the past few weeks leading up to the planned 2MB Segwit2x hard fork, …

Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Daily Trade Volume Surpasses $5B

Bitcoin markets over the past week have seen some phenomenal energy and the past three days has been a thrilling run. Also read: Bitpico Claims Segwit2X is Still Alive Despite All Evidence to the Contrary After the Canceled Fork Announcement Bitcoin Trade Volume Spikes Exponentially Action across bitcoin markets have been …

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