As the bitcoin price has risen out of the $200’s over the past month, the price increase has driven another important event: more mining hardware is being brought online. Miners earn revenue two ways. The first is with the block reward, which is 25BTC approximately every 10 minutes. The other way is with transaction fees. […]
Bitcoin requires decentralization of miners (or mining pools) and full nodes to achieve what some consider its core property: censorship resistance. As such, the block-size dispute represents a trade-off. Bigger blocks allow for more transactions on the Bitcoin network, but take more time to propagate, favoring larger miners and pools, while the increased data transmission […]
We have just completed designing and building NewsBTC’s Live Trading Room, which will be live for all of our readers within the next week. NewsBTC’s Live Trading Room, as the name implies, will be a cryptocurrency live trading room that will include a webinar platform that will be used to execute live cryptocurrency trades. We […]
News that Bitcoin can be tied to the Islamic State circulated on the internet in the wake of the Paris attacks. European Union leaders even held a so-called “emergency meeting” on virtual currencies themselves, reportedly investigating how to better control the currency. To be sure, evidence that the Islamic State uses Bitcoin in any significant […]
Bitcoin industry startups are facing backlash over a new set of articles in which they have been portrayed as pivoting away from the cryptocurrency.
CoinSource, a bitcoin ATM (BTM) network, announced the first BTM in New York City’s Lower East Side at 61 Delancey Street. Located within the N&N Delancey Smoke Shop, the BTM marks CoinSource’s second New York City area installation and joins a national network of bitcoin BTMs stretching from San Diego, Calif. to Las Vegas, Nev. […]
Post-trade services firm Kynetix is seeking to assemble a consortium of commodities market stakeholders to explore the use of blockchain tech.
A group of physicists in Australia’s capital city of Canberra are looking away from crypto-based mathematics encryption to work on encryption based on the laws of physics, or more specifically – quantum physics. This form of encryption is deemed ‘unbreakable’. The post Quantum Physicists Are Working on ‘Unbreakable’ Cybersecurity Systems appeared first on CCN: Financial […]
Earlier this morning, we published the first of our two bitcoin price watch pieces highlighting the downside break we saw in the markets overnight, and suggesting that – in response to the bitcoin price returning to trade within our predefined range – we would maintain the levels we had previously slated as the ones to […]
CoinDesk is holding a public vote as part of its annual drive to select the most influential people in the bitcoin and blockchain industry.