Payments multinational Visa may be looking to blockchain as a way to facilitate the transfer of digitized assets, according to a patent filing.
In a 37-page long research paper, Warren E. Weber, research consultant at Bank of Canada who is also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina, speculated about a financial system where bitcoin would be the standard currency (referred as the “Bitcoin standard”) instead […]
A private Swiss bank is expanding a digital asset management service it launched earlier this summer to include new cryptocurrencies.
Some confusion still exists around Bitcoin Cash (or Bcash), the new token that resulted from a split in the Bitcoin network on August 1. Many bitcoin (BTC) holders are still wondering how to safely remove the new tokens (BCH) from exchanges (and wallets) without putting their BTC at risk.In a recent episode of the Crypto […]
The relationship between Russia and cryptocurrency has always been rather uneasy. The country has maintained an complicated relationship with cryptocurrency, ranging from almost embracing it to making it borderline illegal and all the way back to embracing it. The National Settlement Depository -which represents the largest exchange group in the country- is working on a blockchain […]
As Bitcoin Cash, or Bcash, is slowly but surely turning into a functioning cryptocurrency, one topic remains contentious in particular: its name.Many proponents of the coin, judging by popular sentiment on social media like Reddit and Twitter, prefer the initial name: Bitcoin Cash. But an increasing number of users, including many who are more skeptical […]
August 1 saw the birth of a brand-new cryptocurrency: “Bitcoin Cash,” sometimes referred to as “Bcash” and using the currency tickers “BCH” or “BCC.” Bitcoin Cash shares a history with Bitcoin, but yesterday it forked off to form its own blockchain and currency.Here’s the story so far.The ForkBitcoin Cash, initially defined by the Bitcoin ABC […]
“Bitcoin Cash” (BCH), a proposal initially proposed by bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer Bitmain, activated on August 1, 2017. Hours after the activation of Bitcoin Cash, ViaBTC mined the first Bitcoin Cash block.Also on August 1, Bitcoin Magazine’s Aaron Van Wirdum released an extensive guide for bitcoin holders on claiming and selling Bitcoin Cash that has […]
Bitcoin Cash (sometimes referred to as Bcash, and mostly using the tickers BCH or BCC) launched today. Although no block has been mined on the Bitcoin Cash chain, this could happen at any moment. Anyone who held bitcoin at 12:20 p.m. UTC will then have an equivalent amount of BCH attributed to their Bitcoin private […]
If all goes according to plan, August 1st will see the launch of a new cryptocurrency, described as an “airdrop altcoin,” a “spinoff-coin,” a “fork-coin,” a “clone-coin,” or — as the people behind the project call it — “a new version of Bitcoin:” Bitcoin Cash (“BCC”). Anyone who holds bitcoin (BTC) on this day, at […]
This week’s the U.S. regulatory agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), announced in a report the organization conducted research on the current state of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and last year’s DAO debacle. From the letters perspective, the days of all these token sales and the “Wild West” ICO period is likely coming to […]
On Thursday, the smart contract protocol Counterparty reached its millionth transaction. Bitcoin Magazine received an update on the status of the project from Shawn Leary, the newly elected Counterparty community director.Counterparty was launched in January 2014 with the creation of its native currency, XCP. Unlike typical ICOs (initial coin offerings) today that transfer funds to […]
On July 12 the Switzerland-based private bank Falcon Group announced the bank will offer bitcoin asset management for their customers. Through a partnership with Bitcoin Suisse AG, the bank’s clients will be able to purchase and store the decentralized currency using their account funds. Also read: Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Bitpoint Expands into Mainland China, Hong Kong and […]
A crypto fund manager argues that the term “cryptocurrencies” is now outdated, proposing another term to match the shifting use of the technology. Source
The popular online bitcoin wallet, Blockchain.info, has announced the completion of a successful series B funding round by raising $40 million. The company started its services back in 2011 and aims to continue making digital currencies easier to use for everyday people. Also Read: State of Montana Funds Bitcoin Mine to Bolster Local Jobs Blockchain Raises […]