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Bitcoin Usage Falls to Its Lowest in Months

There’s never a bad time to be sending and receiving bitcoin, but right now is especially good. Fees are at the lowest in 18 months, with the average transaction value now under a dollar. This contrasts starkly with...

Satoshi’s Vision? Bitcoin Cash Gets It Wrong, Says Max Keiser

Bitcoin Cash’s narrow focus on transactions ‘gets it wrong’ because money is only a ‘byproduct’ of a much bigger vision, according to Max Keiser.  Money Only a ‘Byproduct’ Financial pundit and host of The Keiser Report, Max Keiser,...

CPChain Expands Their Team and Partnerships to Support Their Blockchain-Based Vision for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a growing problem with data security, sovereignty, and efficiency. Cyber-Physical Chain (CPChain) is looking to address these problems and is hitting the ground running with partnerships, exchanges, and team growth. Blockchain’s Role...

The 2018 Satoshi’s Vision Conference Heads to Japan

After the successful ‘Satoshi’s Vision Conference’ held in San Francisco in 2016, and last year’s ‘The Future of Bitcoin’ event in Arnhem, the Bitcoin Unlimited team is hosting another conference this year in Tokyo, Japan. Satoshi’s Vision Conference...

Ethereum Network Congestion Forces Exchanges to Halt Withdrawals

Scaling problems that have been sporadically affecting the Ethereum network have resurfaced. While bulls and bears were battling it out in the markets, the Ethereum blockchain was fighting to restore some semblance of normal service. The congestion forced...

Coingeek Funds Terabyte Block Initiative for Bitcoin Cash With 3.6M Euro

On January 15 the cryptocurrency media outlet and blockchain company Coingeek owned and operated by the financial tycoon Calvin Ayre announced funding an initiative called the ‘Terab Project’ with 3.6 million euro. Coingeek alongside its partners Nchain and Lokad,...

RSK Mines Its Genesis Block – Bitcoin Now Has Ethereum-Like Smart Contract Platform

RSK Labs has finally mined its genesis block and formally launched its long-awaited Bitcoin-based smart contract platform and sidechain on the mainnet. While still in beta with limited distribution, the new RSK sidechain is expected to offer significant...

A New Second Layer: Channel Factories

Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about a new concept called ‘Channel Factories.’ The technology ultimately makes the Lightning Network (LN) a ‘third layer’ and a ‘new layer’ rests in between the bitcoin blockchain and LN payment...

Bitcoin Fees Are Falling Amidst Greater Segwit Adoption

Transaction fees, a bugbear for many in the bitcoin community, are on their way down. Spiraling fees were a contentious issue that reached fever pitch in the twilight of 2017. But with the dawn of a new year,...