Since the inception of the internet in the late 80s / early 90s, its usage has soared. Estimates as of June 30, 2017, put internet use at 3.89 billion users, or 51.7% of the earth’s population. That’s right, more than half of the world is on the internet. With this rapid growth in internet usage […]
As cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, governments worldwide are exploring methods for regulating blockchain projects and their methods of funding. While China and South Korea have recently cracked down on ICOs and cryptocurrency exchanges, some nations in the European Economic Area (EEA) have become among the world’s most progressive in embracing this nascent technology. Still, the lack of […]
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Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar has charted an ambitious course for blockchain in the European country.
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It’s forking season. After Bitcoin Cash (Bcash) forked from the Bitcoin blockchain to create a new cryptocurrency (BCH), and ahead of the SegWit2X fork that may do the same thing, a third Bitcoin fork is in the making: Bitcoin Gold (Bgold; BTG). But where Bcash and SegWit2X are scaling-related forks — both mainly increase Bitcoin’s […]
CNBC reports of a mysterious flash crash in the price of Bitcoin. According to them, the crash took place at around 9am UK time. Based on CoinDesk’s price index, the value of the digital asset fell from a high of $4,867 to a low of around $4,200. It was down $600 for the session (12%) but […]
Japan’s largest Bitcoin exchange, bitFlyer, have announced that they will launch a Bitcoin debit card powered by Visa. This development will bring the ever-growing Japanese crypto market closer to being able to use Bitcoin at a variety of locations accepting Visa cards. According to bitFlyer, the cards will facilitate the spending of crypto at “more […]
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