How Peercoin Got A Boost From Bitcoin’s Halving


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Bitcoin mining is perhaps best viewed as a speculative endeavor. Miners take electricity and turn it into bitcoin, hoping that they can generate a profit when the cost of producing the digital currency is less than the amount spent on power. When they can’t, miners have two options – they can begin mining another cryptocurrency or shut down Read More

Ethereum Developers Launch White Hat Counter-Attack on The DAO


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Reports are emerging that members of the ethereum development community are moving funds from The DAO in attempt to stifle a new alleged attack. Developer Alex Van de Sande, lead designer for the Ethereum Foundation, took to Twitter to announce the move, which came shortly after word emerged on social media that more funds were Read More

Bitcoin Prices Break $500 Barrier to Hit 20-Month High


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Bitcoin prices broke through $500 on 28th May, building on the previous day’s momentum to reach a level not seen since August of 2014. The sharp increase notably helped extend the digital currency’s recent rally, which has provided a stark contrast to the relative stability bitcoin experienced in the last several weeks and for much of Read More

Bitcoin Miners Follow Profit to Ethereum Blockchain


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The rush to capitalize on ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, is in full swing. Among those interested are the world’s miners, who operate vast networks of machines that process bitcoin transactions. Recent increases in the price of ether have sparked some bitcoin mine operators to expand their operations to cover it. Miners operate by Read More

Bitcoin Trading Back To The Mean


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Bitcoin trading returned price to a sideways path after a short upside burst failed to achieve altitude and fizzled back toward $455. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the code CCN29. Bitcoin Trading and Price Read More

Bitcoin Price Correction Below Resistance


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Bitcoin price confidently pushed into the resistance zone below $470 yesterday, only to fall short and sell-off, today. Today’s analysis identifies potential technical support in the chart. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the code Read More

2016 Has Brought a Bitcoin Awakening


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Vinny Lingham is the CEO of identity startup Civic, and the former founder of mobile gift card platform Gyft.  In this opinion, Lingham explains why he believes the price of bitcoin is headed higher, even if this won’t be the direct result of the network’s reward halving this year. The post is a follow-up to his widely Read More

BitPay Launches Bitcoin Debit Card Valid in All 50 US States


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Bitcoin payments processor BitPay has unveiled a new bitcoin debit card that will enable users to make payments at any Visa point-of-sale (POS) terminals and withdraw cash at Visa ATMs, anywhere across the United States. BitPay has launched its new BitPay Visa card, a debit card that will be available for users in all 50 Read More

Deloitte Uses Facebook to Build Warranties on Bitcoin Blockchain


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Deloitte has used Facebook’s recently released Messenger API to build an early version of a product capable of storing warranties on a blockchain and allowing users to buy insurance for items even after they’ve been purchased. The minimum viable product (MVP), announced today, could serve as a bridge between distributed ledgers and the Internet of Things, Read More

Bitcoin Price Breaks $450 as Global Markets Turn Positive


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Markets Weekly is a column analyzing price movements in the global digital currency markets, and the technology’s use case as an asset class. The price of bitcoin broke past $450 this week, as markets rallied in response to perceived progress surrounding the network’s block capacity dilemma. The price breakout, which took place as the digital currency surged more than Read More