The past week or so has been quite remarkable considering significant price differences at various bitcoin exchanges. It is most noticeable in case of Bitfinex, where Bitcoin is still trading at significant premium. At times, the spread reached $110.
Some anthropologists believe consensus is a universal decision-making system inherent in primitive societies where people struggled for survival and inclined towards equal partnership.
Over the first three months of 2017, overall investment in bitcoin and blockchain-related startups comprised $120 million spanning 21 deals. The officially announced funding of blockchain companies comprised $119.29 million with one more deal involving Tezos remaining officially undisclosed.
Russia’s internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev insists that the recent actions of Antpool are nothing else but a provocative demarche that only Chinese miners might find profitable.
At the start of the 21st century, Estonia, a country with 1.3 million population, and with its labor pool having one foot out of the door, has launched a major project for general digitalization. Fifteen years later, the country’s infrastructure was ready to take the world’s first govtech blockchain-based projects.
Overall amount of declared investment in bitcoin and blockchain startups comprised $42,63 million in January 2017, most of which accrues to blockchain infrastructure provider BitBury.
All around the world, there are more and more companies accepting bitcoins, including such giants as Microsoft, Dell, and Overstock. Possibly, now is the time for small businesses to turn their attention to bitcoin as well.
2016 has brought more drama in the world of cryptocurrencies: the rise and the fall of The DAO, Ethereum’s controversial hard fork and subsequent emergence of Ethereum Classic, and the attack on Bitfinex, among others. Certainly, all of us would like to know what’s on the table now.