Posted Date: May 23, 2018
On May 22, the bitcoin community celebrated the second most important date in its calendar. No other date, save for January 3, 2009 when Satoshi mined the genesis block, is more symbolic. It was on May 22, 2010 that Laszlo Hanyecz purchased two pizzas for 10,000 BTC. Eight years on, the occasion has become part […] The post Moon Missions and Custom Wallets: Bitcoin Community Celebrates Pizza Day appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: May 22, 2018
The following opinion piece on Bitcoin Cash was written by Jonald Fyookball We’ve already discussed 3 reasons why the bitcoin project was subverted: lack of education, lack of clarity, and centralized development. Today I will proffer two more: censorship and propaganda were allowed to run rampant; miners didn’t understand their power and responsibility. Last Friday, Coingeek.com held a […] The post How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 4 of 4 appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: May 22, 2018
A new crypto teller machine is now operational in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg. The ATM, which supports several digital coins, has been installed at a supermarket in the north-western part of the city’s metro area. It is the latest addition to a growing number of terminals offering automated crypto-fiat exchange services in the country […] The post Johannesburg Gets a New Crypto ATM, Ban Threatened Harare May Lose One appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: May 22, 2018
Before all the Lambo memes, shady no-product ICOs, and get-rich-quick schemes invaded the scene, Bitcoin was meant to disrupt the current economic system. Today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief showcases how that promise is starting to materialize in different fields, including the future of elections and geopolitics. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: New EU […] The post Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: May 22, 2018
A recent “analysis of 1,450 cryptocurrency offerings” published by the Wall Street Journal has claimed to have revealed “rampant plagiarism, identity theft, and promises of improbable returns.” In other ICO news, Bermuda’s parliament has passed regulations that will legitimize initial coin offerings as a means of fundraising, and Thailand’s SEC held a hearing regarding its upcoming […] The post ICO Round-Up: Nearly 1 in 5 Offerings Accused of Fraud, Bermuda Passes Regulations, Thai SEC Holds Hearing appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: May 22, 2018
- Launch of a crypto exchange and wallet - - Bringing crypto offering to the U.S. market - Global investment platform eToro has today announced plans to expand its cryptocurrency capabilities and subject to regulatory approvals will launch an exchange and a digital wallet. eToro will also bring its cryptocurrency offering to the United States, launching the platform to U.S. customers later this year under the leadership of the newly appointed U.S. Managing Director Guy Hirsch. Yoni Assia, Co-founder and CEO of eToro, said: “We believe that in the future all assets will become digitised. This will help to open the markets to everyone and enable them to invest in the assets they want in a simple and transparent way. Crypto is the first step on this journey and we are excited to share our plans to launch an exchange and wallet.” The post PR: eToro Announces Expansion Plans appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: May 22, 2018
On Monday the blockchain research and development firm, Nchain, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the Bitcoin Cash-centric startup Handcash. The Handcash platform allows users to send BCH in a contactless manner using near field communication (NFC) technology. Also read: BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block Rewards Nchain Acquires a […] The post Nchain Acquires Majority Stake in BCH-Application Handcash appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: May 22, 2018
Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on Ross Ulbricht being denied a post-conviction relief extension this past February. Since then Ulbricht’s new legal team and his family continue to fight for Ross’s freedom with a filed a Petition of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court. Also read: BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block […] The post Ross Ulbricht Continues to Fight for Freedom With Supreme Court Petition appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: May 22, 2018
Spain’s financial regulator has clarified its position on regulated investment funds investing directly in cryptocurrencies. These type of funds are legal under Law 22/2014, and investments can be made through three types of legal entities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Funds Directly Investing in Cryptocurrencies Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV […] The post Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: May 22, 2018
The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (香港四季酒店) in the city’s financial center is this week’s spot for Roger Ver’s weekly video update, a project started just about a month ago. He’s joined at the five-star retreat for the episode by Ryan X. Charles, CEO of Yours.org. The two men discussed their participation in an international […] The post Roger Ver and Ryan X. Charles Reveal the Future of Cash appeared first on Bitcoin News.