Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: South Korea Rises, Cryptocurrencies Falter

The week began with news that Twitter’s ban on cryptocurrency ads was taking effect immediately, affecting an industry already taking a hit in interest worldwide. Studies are showing that internet searches are on the decline. But things are looking a little more optimistic in areas like South Korea, which seems poised for growth. Indeed, it […]

BitPay Merchants Can Now Accept Bitcoin Cash Payments

BitPay merchants can now accept a second cryptocurrency in addition to Bitcoin — its offshoot Bitcoin Cash. The Atlanta-based company made the announcement in a Wednesday blog post, marking the first time in the company’s history that it has processed altcoin payments. BitPay — which has processed Bitcoin payments since its founding in 2011 — […]

Hong Kong Exchange OKEx Rolls Back Futures Transactions

Hong Kong–based cryptocurrency trading platform OKEx announced on March 30 that it was rolling back on all futures transactions due to what executives deemed an “irregular sell-off.” The exchange issued the following statement on its support page: To prevent forced-liquidations due to price differences after the settlements in ‘bi-weekly’ and ‘quarterly’ futures contracts, we will […]

South Korean Exchange Youbit Denied Insurance Claim Following December’s Devastating Cyberattack

DB Insurance — one of South Korea’s four biggest property and casualty insurers and the company that holds South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Youbit‘s policy — has denied a claim that the exchange filed after a hack in December of last year drained it of “about 17% of [its] total assets.” Youbit claimed that the insurance money, which could have added up to […]

Ethereum Developer Opens EIP to Discuss ‘Bricking’ Ethash ASIC Miners

An Ethereum developer has opened an Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) to discuss whether the community should modify its Ethash mining algorithm to maintain ASIC resistance. EIP 958, posted on GitHub by Ethereum core developer Piper Merriam, formally proposes that improved ASIC resistance be implemented into the network’s instance of Ethash, a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus algorithm. […]

All You Need to Know about Crypto Airdrops

We are all used to thinking that there is no such thing as “free.” If anyone is offering something for free, it’s either a bait, a scam, or you’ll need to barter it for something else, or it is something of substandard quality that has little value anyway. And definitely, there is no such thing […]

Intel Releases Patent for New Cryptocurrency Mining Accelerator

Intel, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, has filed a patent for a new Bitcoin mining chip accelerator. Entitled “Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator with Optimized Message Digest and Message Scheduler Datapath,” the patent was originally submitted in September of 2016, but is now being released for the first time. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining has […]

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bittrex Introduces Stable Tether-to-TrueUSD Pairing

Bittrex, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has issued a trading pair between tether (USDT) and TrueUSD (TUSD), two stable tokens pegged to the U.S. dollar. While tether is issued by Tether, TrueUSD is issued by TrustToken. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, stable tokens are pegged to the value of traditional money. In this case, tether and TrueUSD are both […]