Why the Great Firewall of China Is Causing Serious Issues for Bitcoin Miners

What’s wrong with increasing the block size limit? This is the question that a portion of the Bitcoin community has been asking almost nonstop since the controversy around this possible alteration to the protocol went into hyperdrive last year. In a recent appearance at Bitcoin Meetup Switzerland, Bitcoin Core Contributor Jonas Schnelli covered at least […]

ChangeTip Launches ChangeTip Wallet, a Decentralized Version of Its Social Tipping Service

This post is by John Camdir. San Francisco based Bitcoin microtransactions startup ChangeTip announced the launch of a new service called ChangeTip Wallet today. ChangeTip Wallet is being launched as a decentralized version of ChangeTip’s social tipping service ChangeTip. ChangeTip Wallet will offer the same services as ChangeTip but it is decentralized and has fewer restrictions in […]

Prosecutors Want Evidence Against Bridges Kept Sealed As Investigation Continues; Additional Bitcoin Theft Claimed

Federal prosecutors say details about the second arrest of Shaun Bridges, a former U.S. Secret Service agent charged with stealing in the Silk Road investigation, must remain sealed, in part, because they believe there are one or more co-conspirators, according to a filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Authorities charged […]

Report: Backup Software Firm Acronis Will Use Blockchain Technology

Backup and recovery solutions technology company Acronis, the developer of popular software for consumers and businesses alike, is looking to integrate blockchain technology into its products, according to a report. Software developer Acronis, a company founded in Russia and now operating globally while headquartered in Singapore is looking to introduce blockchain technology into its products, […]

Bitcoin Price Watch; The Weekend Awaits…

In this morning’s bitcoin price watch piece, we reiterated our Thursday evening comments – primarily focusing on the muted action we had seen in the bitcoin price throughout the Thursday evening session and, in turn, the Friday morning session in Europe. We were hoping that the sideways trading represented something of a consolidatory phase – […]