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Telecom Giant AT&T Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments

May 23rd, 2019

On May 23, telecom giant AT&T announced that customers can now pay their bills through Bitpay. The firm has become the first major U.S. mobile and landline carrier to accept BCH and BTC for payments. AT&T Now Accepts Crypto Payments American multinational telecom conglomerate AT&T has partnered with Bitpay to allow users to pay their…

US Copyright Office Responds to Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Registrations

May 23rd, 2019

On May 21, 2019, a press release was sent to a variety of publications that said Craig Wright was granted two U.S. copyrights for the original Bitcoin white paper and version 0.1 of the cryptocurrency’s code. Meanwhile, the U.S. Copyright Office specifically addressed the matter in a press release which emphasized the agency “does not…

Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin Is an Asset

May 22nd, 2019

An Israeli court has ruled that bitcoin is an asset, confirming the central bank’s stance. The case involves the country’s tax authority and the founder of a blockchain startup who argues that profits from the sale of cryptocurrency should be tax-free. The court has ruled in favor of the tax authority, endorsing the central bank’s…

Everyone’s Talking About Security Tokens But No One’s Trading Them

May 21st, 2019

There’s a party happening right now and everyone’s invited. The music’s playing, the fridge is loaded and the bathtub’s full of ice. All the ingredients for the sickest soiree are in place. There’s just one problem: the guests have yet to arrive. Welcome to the world of security tokens, where you can tokenize anything you…

Developer Creates Interwallet Transfer Plugin to Strengthen Bitcoin Cash Privacy

May 20th, 2019

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) protocol and infrastructure continue to see relentless development. The Electron Cash Cashshuffle implementation has enhanced bitcoin cash fungibility by providing users with the ability to shuffle coins. Now a developer has announced the launch of the Interwallet transfer tool, an Electron Cash add-on that allows for privacy-minded transfers using the light…

Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be Secure

May 20th, 2019

Facebook’s popular messaging app with 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries has another major vulnerability. Hackers were able to covertly install spyware on iOS and Android smartphones using Whatsapp with just a phone call. “All of their security issues are conveniently suitable for surveillance, and look and work a lot like backdoors,” said Telegram’s…

Anchor a Document or File to the BCH Chain With Notary.Bitcoin.com

May 19th, 2019

In my last article, I explained how to prove ownership of a specific address by signing a message with a public and private key pair. That’s just one way of proving ownership and verifying a valid signature, as BCH users can also anchor a document to the chain using the Bitcoin Cash protocol’s Script language….

Bitcoin Payments Are Being Bulldozed for Political Reasons

May 18th, 2019

Bitcoin Core wants to distance itself politically from the former project leader Gavin Andresen, the payment protocol BIP070 he was involved with, and from the BCH-friendly Bitpay payment processor company. The attempts to remove software associated with Gavin Andresen are now having real-world effects on the security of bitcoin payments. Bitpay Forced to Remove BIP070…

How to Prove Ownership With a Bitcoin Cash Address and Digital Signature

May 18th, 2019

Bitcoin is an amazing form of money and the technology Satoshi created has incredible potential. However, most people don’t realize that the blockchain not only allows for a great medium of exchange, but it also provides the means for creating notarized proofs. The following walkthrough aims to show anyone how to prove they own a…

Markets Update: Bears Claw Crypto Prices Back While Uncertainty Fills the Air

May 17th, 2019

Digital asset markets fell hard during the early morning trading sessions on May 17 as the price of bitcoin core (BTC) quickly tumbled from $7,900 to a low of $6,200 on Bitstamp. Many other crypto markets followed BTC’s drop in value, but over the last few hours, a good portion of coins have regained a…