Bitcoin

6 Noncustodial Crypto Payment Solutions for Merchants

September 22nd, 2019

You don’t have to be a bitcoin purist or tech tinkerer to want to accept cryptocurrency without using a third party. With lower merchant fees, greater network uptime, and no chargebacks, noncustodial crypto payments have several advantages over traditional fiat payment systems. Here are six noncustodial options for accepting crypto in-store and online. Accept Crypto…

How Merge Mining and Anchored Blockchain Projects Capitalize on Bitcoin’s Security Model

September 21st, 2019

Since 2011, just after Satoshi Nakamoto left the Bitcoin project for good, networks have emerged that leverage the BTC chain in some way. A variety of projects over the last nine years have found value in anchoring some sort of feature set to BTC in order to bolster the satellite’s underlying network. The following article…

Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC

September 21st, 2019

Technically speaking, it’s impossible to destroy bitcoins. But it is possible to send coins to an unspendable address, rendering them redundant to all intents and purposes. In October 2011, that’s exactly what Mark Karpeles did when he consigned 2,609 BTC to eternal oblivion due to a scripting error. How to Destroy One Week’s Profits in…

How Cryptocurrencies Can Mitigate Some of Brexit’s Negative Effects

September 20th, 2019

Brexit, the European divorce saga that has been going on for years, has created a lot of headaches for politicians and ordinary people on both sides of the Channel. The process of Britain leaving the European Union is now heading towards another one of its deadlines while London and Brussels are trying to separate with…

Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities

September 20th, 2019

News of Japan messaging giant Line’s September 17 launch of an app-connected crypto exchange is captivating lots of attention in the crypto and tech industries this week. Other initially non-crypto apps are also entering the market, adding native tokens, tipping functions, and cryptocurrency wallets, illustrating a growing trend toward mainstream crypto acceptance and awareness. Naver’s…

VERDAD is the Most Dangerous Crypto Bill to Face Congress Yet

September 19th, 2019

The U.S. Congress is considering more than 20 bills on cryptocurrency. One deserves special attention: S.1025, the Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance, and Development Act (VERDAD). “Verdad” is Spanish for “truth.” If VERDAD passes, it will be the first time specific crypto has been deemed illegal for Americans at home or abroad to use. The…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Could BTC/USD Dive Under $10,000 Be A Necessary Evil?

September 19th, 2019

Bitcoin refreshes levels below $10,000 to create more demand for gains towards $11,000. In spite of the drop to $9,600, Bitcoin is still trending generally up above a three-months trendline. The brief altcoin boom has been cut short by Bitcoin negative movement that pierced $10,000 tentative support. Bitcoin narrowing move has for several days been…

The Changing Shape of Crypto Funding in 2019

September 19th, 2019

2019 was meant to be the year of the IEO. Or was it the STO? Whatever the case, it’s had its share of both, with mixed results. While the number of successfully completed token sales and the number of IEO launchpads has increased significantly, secondary market demand has been underwhelming. As emerging projects study the…

Here’s How Europeans Can Deal With Negative Interest Rates

September 16th, 2019

Low and negative interest rates have been a burden for account holders across Europe for some time. And it’s only getting worse, as the European Central Bank just announced a new rate cut to a record low of -0.5%. Private and corporate customers in many countries on the continent don’t have a lot of options…

Canadian Bitcoin Company Joins Inter-Exchange Network of 2 Minute BTC Transactions

September 16th, 2019

Canadian Bitcoin Exchange, Bitcoin bull, has decided to join Blockstreams‘ Liquid Network. The Liquid Network is a second layer of built on Bitcoin which aims to establish interconnectivity between crypto exchanges. Francis Pouliot, the Founder, and CEO of Bitcoin Bull tweeted, We decided to become a Liquid federation member to facilitate integration of @Blockstream. Elements Sidechain…