In many respects, Bitcoin is the ultimate puzzle. Armchair sleuthers have expended countless hours trying to deduce the identity of its pseudonymous creator, and miners have expended countless more trying to puzzle the nonce required to solve each block and claim the 12.5 BTC reward attached. It seems logical that a new wave of puzzle […]
This Wednesday Jack Dorsey, the CEO of the payment processing firm Square, revealed the company’s Cash App users can now purchase and sell bitcoin. Back in November the Square Cash App’s bitcoin functionality was only available to select individuals for experimentation. Now, most of the app’s users can access the ability to buy and sell […]
Potential Bitcoin forks are not accounted into the futures price. How will holders of contracts like it? #OPINION
Anything can be placed on the blockchain with a little ingenuity – even Hollywood celebrities. Cryptocelebrities is this week’s Cryptokitties, a smart contract-based trading game which profits from digital scarcity. Only one copy of each celebrity is released, compelling traders to spend thousands of dollars to snap up ‘celebs’ like Satoshi Nakamoto and Emma Watson. […]
While both were great minds, neither Marx nor Satoshi had the power to predict how their ideas would influence others or be implemented.
Part of the appeal of Bitcoin is its finite nature and the fact that there will only ever be 21 million of them. This notion has undoubtedly fueled its meteoric price rise of over 1700% in 2017 from around $800 this time last year to over $14,000 at the end of the year. Traders and […]
With 80% of all BTC now mined, the difficulty and cost of mining will go up #NEWS
Few people will ever encounter an undiscovered natural wonder, and then have the pleasure of naming it. That’s what happened to Guido Turricchia and his intrepid band of explorers deep within the Papua New Guinean jungle and deep beneath the earth. The speleologist found a new cave and had the honor of christening it. The […]
Discover 20 reading experiences that won’t leave you half-hearted. For crypto gurus, fintech fans and for all enthusiasts about the innovations. #NEW YEAR SPECIAL
Bitcoin was created as a payment system, but fails to become one. Arthur Iinuma discusses the future of still the main cryptocurrency #EXPERT BLOG
It’s been nine years since the Bitcoin genesis block was mined, but the underlying technology has over 40 years of history behind it.
2017 saw massive highs for Bitcoin, but it also saw a number of hard forks from the original Blockchain. #NEW YEAR SPECIAL
It’s SegWit2x, but not the original SegWit2x. This version has virtually unknown “developers” who stand to profit from a vast premine. Oh, and they think they can “unlock” Satoshi’s coins. #NEWS
A stable cryptocurrency is the holy grail. EXANTE со-founder (and a prominent cypherpunk) Anatoliy Knyazev describes why all attempts so far have failed and offers a new, potentially game changing solution.
Software Engineer Jameson Lopp believes Bitcoin has brought power back to the common man.