Posted Date: January 13, 2019
Atomicpay, a Thai-registered payments startup, has officially launched its non-custodial cryptocurrency payment terminal for merchants throughout the world. Founder and developer Benz Rif said the platform, which supports BTC, BCH, LTC and other cryptos, eliminates the involvement of a third-party processor, allowing merchants to accept payments directly from their customers. Also read: Mongolia’s Cheap Electricity Draws […] The post Thai Startup Atomicpay Launches Non-Custodial Crypto Payment Platform appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 13, 2019
Back in October news.Bitcoin.com reported on the influx of development tied to Drivechain, a project initiated by software developer Paul Sztorc. At the time we also covered the project’s extension applications coded by the programmer Andreas Brekken. One of those applications Brekken conceived allowed any Drivenet coins to be swapped between any blockchain protocol. On […] The post Sideshift App Demonstrates a Trade Between Lightning Network BTC and Tether appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 13, 2019
Simon Morris, who was Bittorrent’s chief strategy officer until July 2018, has expressed his doubts about the capability of the Tron blockchain to process the vast number of transactions that the popular file-sharing platform will demand. Morris believes there’s more marketing than technology behind the launch of the new crypto token. Also read: Iran Labels […] The post Tron Can’t Handle Bittorrent’s Transaction Volume, Former Exec Claims appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 13, 2019
There’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. Also […] The post Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 12, 2019
Interview with Jeffrey Tucker on All Things Crypto, Part Two Conducted by Wendy McElroy The multi-faceted Jeffrey Tucker is an American writer who focuses on market freedom, anarcho-capitalism, and cryptotech. He is the author of eight books on economics, politics, and culture, a much-sought after conference speaker, and an Internet entrepreneur. Jeffrey is editorial director […] The post Wendy McElroy: Interview With Jeffrey Tucker on All Things Crypto, Part Two appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 12, 2019
How much is one bitcoin worth? In fiat currency terms, that’s a constantly shifting answer, but ever since the beginning, the following has held true: one bitcoin is worth as much as the buyer is willing to pay. Today, that’s likely to be a few thousand dollars, but back in the day, the reverse was […] The post Bitcoin History Part 8: When 1,500 BTC Cost Less Than $1 appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 12, 2019
OTC crypto platform Genesis Global Trading has increased its annual trading volume by 50 percent and we’ve got the details in this edition of The Daily. We also feature an announcement by Bittrex which sought to calm traders who spotted 130,000 BTC being moved, and the launch of an offers bot by P2P exchange Hodl […] The post The Daily: Genesis Trading Doubles OTC Volume, Bittrex Moves 130,000 BTC appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 12, 2019
A combination of cheap electricity and cold weather has started to draw a growing number of Japanese bitcoin miners to Mongolia, a country sandwiched between China to the south and Russia to the north. Amid falling mining revenues in other regions of the world due to the current crypto bear market, companies that have set […] The post Mongolia’s Cheap Electricity Draws Japanese Bitcoin Miners Seeking Profit appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 12, 2019
It has been over a year since Japan’s Financial Services Agency last approved a cryptocurrency exchange to legally operate in the country. Coincheck, which was hacked early last year, has become the 17th fully-registered crypto exchange in the country. The exchange has made numerous improvements after it was acquired by Monex Group. Also read: Indian Supreme […] The post Japan Approves 17th Cryptocurrency Exchange – Its First in Over a Year appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 12, 2019
Over the last year, cryptocurrencies have lost a lot of value yet bitcoin miners continue to process transactions and earn block rewards. A bunch of new mining rigs were announced in 2018 that packed some serious hashrate. As the new year begins, some of the top devices that process between 28-76 trillion hashes per second […] The post A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Mining Rigs Available Today appeared first on Bitcoin News.