Posted Date: March 8, 2018
Back in the spring of 2017, the discussion of a technology called ‘ASIC Boost’ was a very hot debate amongst bitcoin proponents. Bitcoin core (BTC) supporters were extremely upset with the firm Bitmain Technologies and its owner Jihan Wu for allegedly using ASIC Boost covertly, even though the company denied it. Now according to reports […] The post From ‘Attack’ to ‘Optimization’ — Slush Pool Reveals ASIC Boost Compatibility appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: March 8, 2018
Besides helping language learners, students and everyone else find the exact definitions of words, dictionaries also sometimes serve as time capsules that reveal what new ideas become important part of human society at what times. With roots in the anarchist and cyberpunk sub-cultures, many bitcoin advocates may feel the scene doesn’t need anyone’s seal of […] The post Cryptocurrency, ICO and Blockchain Officially Added to the Dictionary appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: March 8, 2018
The world’s richest people are putting more and more money into cryptocurrency, despite the fact they don’t understand it very well, a new report reveals. Terms like “distributed ledger” and “blockchain” are not especially familiar to the wealthy, according to their advisers. The widespread misunderstanding about the technology behind bitcoin seems to have little or […] The post The Wealthy Want Crypto but Don’t Understand It, Survey Shows appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: March 8, 2018
Courts, financial regulators, legislators and governments around the world are struggling to fit bitcoin into their existing frameworks. Different legal definitions for the disruptive innovation that is cryptocurrencies can have profound ramifications for the instruments in each jurisdiction such as what agencies will regulate them, under what laws, and how users will be taxed, if […] The post Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities, Federal Court Rules appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: March 8, 2018
Venezuela has chosen a platform on which to auction its “oil-backed cryptocurrency”, the petro. While the country’s National Assembly has repeatedly declared this new currency illegal, the Venezuelan government will proceed with the auction of the petro on the country’s official foreign exchange platform. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies […] The post Venezuela Picks FX Platform to Auction Petro ‘Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency’ appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: March 8, 2018
The number of domains with cryptocurrency mining scripts installed has skyrocketed 725 percent in four months, according to a security firm’s research. Approximately 2.7 million users were attacked by malicious crypto miners last year, with the most successful cybercriminals earning millions of dollars. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Domains […] The post Domains Running Cryptocurrency Mining Scripts Surge 725 Percent appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: March 8, 2018
Betex, the blockchain peer-to-peer binary options platform has launched its main ICO campaign on March, 1st, after successful completion of the two preliminary rounds. Betex is bringing transparency and fairness to the financial derivatives trading through the use of Ethereum smart contracts and letting the users bet against each other in a peer-to-peer way. The platform’s official launch is planned for the end of March, as of which the investors’ profits will already start accumulating. The post PR: Betex Blockchain P2P Binary Options Platform Launches the Main Token Sale appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: March 8, 2018
Brazil’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) recently suspended the operations of mining investment scheme, Hashbrasil. The CVM has accused the company of violating securities laws by conducting an unregistered public offering. Also Read: Chinese Altcoins Can’t Stop Failing Hashbrasil Suspends Operations After Warning From Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission has […] The post Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission Suspends Mining Scheme appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: March 8, 2018
The cryptocurrency retirement account firm Bitira has announced the launch of two new features added to its business model, which includes fully-insured cold storage accounts and a variety of new cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin cash, ethereum, and more. Also Read: Japan’s SBI Holdings Claims 40% Stake in Hardware Wallet Company Digital Asset Retirement Funds Bitira is […] The post Retirement Custodian Bitira Offers Insured Multi-Cryptocurrency IRAs appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: March 8, 2018
As the saying goes, don’t keep all your stablecoins in one basket. Over-reliance on tethers could prove costly to an exchange such as Bittrex if U.S. regulators were to crack down on the controversial stablecoin. This week, Bittrex added a second stablecoin in the form Trueusd, in a move seen as a hedge against future […] The post Bittrex Adds Tether Competitor TrueUSD as Regulation Rumors Persist appeared first on Bitcoin News.