NO2X: Breaking Bitcoin Shows No Love for the SegWit2x Hard Fork in Paris

“There’s no such thing as a safe hard fork,” Electrum lead developer Thomas Voegtlin corrected an audience member at the Breaking Bitcoin conference in Paris last weekend. “I would recommend to have replay protection, of course,” he added. Community support for SegWit2x, the Bitcoin scaling proposal spearheaded by Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, was virtually […]

Japanese Company Will Launch New Bitcoin Mining Operation With 7 nm Chips

GMO Internet Group, a Japanese provider of a full spectrum of internet services for both the consumer and enterprise markets, is launching a new Bitcoin mining business utilizing next-generation 7 nanometer (7 nm) semiconductor chips. “[We] believe this new business has high potential for increasing corporate value in the future,” states the company. Headquartered in […]

How One Blockchain Startup Is Combatting Centralization of the Credit Industry

Startup company Bloom seeks to take advantage of blockchain technology’s perks to create a platform where the participants will have global access to credit services. According to Bloom, the traditional methods of credit checking leaves billions of people without basic credit services. The stats of the company show that fewer than 9 percent of the […]

How to Buy Bitcoins if You’re a Noob – Bitcoin Whiteboard Tuesday

The post How to Buy Bitcoins if You’re a Noob – Bitcoin Whiteboard Tuesday appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Every few weeks, we’re going to send you a cool new video, just like this one, explaining some Bitcoin basics. You can use them to learn more about Bitcoin yourself, or you can forward them to […]

Antminer D3 Review – Dash ASIC X11 Miner

The post Antminer D3 Review – Dash ASIC X11 Miner appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Evan Duffield, creator of Dash (formerly known as Darkcoin, and XCoin before that) stated that Dash’s X11 proof-of-work algorithm was intended to reproduce Bitcoin’s mining development curve. Its controversial 32% premine scam aside, Dash mining has indeed progressed through the familiar […]

The ICO Governance Deficit

Attention on ICO classifications may be blinding market observers from other failings in the market, according to one blockchain lawyer.