#Bitcoin

Newly Created Industry Group Initiative Aims to Address Bitcoin Scalability Issues

A team of Bitcoin engineers has announced the launch of the Bitcoin Operations Technology Group (Bitcoin Optech) addressing the problem of Bitcoin’s scalability, according to their statement published July 20.

Exclusive: RSK Labs CEO Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar on Bitcoin Smart Contracts Sidechain and Crypto Industry Challenges

Formerly known as Rootstock, RSK Labs is an Argentinian startup building the first open-source smart contract platform with a 2-way peg to Bitcoin that also rewards the miners through merge-mining.

Satoshi Writing a Book? Bitcoin Creator Said to be Revealing Cryptocurrency Mysteries

At 11:45 p.m., June 29, 2018, someone claiming to be Nakomoto published 21 pages of new material—a sneak preview, allegedly, of a book about the origins of the first cryptocurrency.

Exclusive. Erik Voorhees: There Were No Winners in the Bitcoin Block Size Debate

Recalling some of the last year’s events, Erik Voorhees says the community is already deeply split and, unfortunately, there were no winners in the stand-off between the Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash proponents.

Bitcoin Core Version 0.16.1 Released

Bitcoin Core 0.16.1, a new minor version including new features and performance improvements, has been officially released, according to an announcement made on Friday, June 15.

Goldman Sachs to Launch a Bitcoin Trading Desk

Goldman Sachs is planning to launch a new cryptocurrency market on Wall Street by offering Bitcoin futures contracts, a move that could strengthen institutional adoption of digital assets.

Digital Resistance: Telegram to Use Bitcoin to Bypass Russia’s Ban

Telegram founder and CEO, Pavel Durov, has announced that he recently started issuing bitcoin grants to individuals and companies that ran socks5 proxies and VPNs, and that he plans to donate millions of dollars this year alone in order to fund such technologies which circumvent government bans on his Telegram messaging service.

Russian Government to Control Bitcoin to Fiat Exchange Operations

The Russian government has prepared a memo on the law “On digital financial assets” that states the “exchange of cryptocurrencies for fiat money to the amount of 600,000 rubles (around $10,000) and more has to be subject to mandatory currency control,” Russian publication Izvestiya reports.

The Reserve Bank of India Bans Regulated Entities From Dealing In Virtual Currencies

India virtually banned cryptocurrencies like bitcoin with the Reserve Bank of India barring regulated entities from providing services to any individual or business dealing in digital currencies.

Moscow Firm Opens World’s First Crypto Addict Hotline

While dramatic price swings of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are rattling the nerves of investors, a Moscow-based company has launched a hotline to help ease their anxiety over crypto market fluctuations.

So, Have We Got Tethered?

Oleksandr Ivanov (aka cryptofan) is a crypto analyst, data scientist, and PhD candidate at University of Groningen. In his short research he applies the critical analysis of recent accusations that Tether supply has been manipulated in order to use pump-and-dump scheme on the price of Bitcoin.

The Definitive Guide to Past and Upcoming Bitcoin Forks

Bitcoin is one of the hottest buzzwords right now. No matter where you look online somebody is talking about it. And being at record high-level prices, that makes a lot of sense! Although still a highly volatile market, cryptocurrencies are rapidly gaining in popularity.