Monthly Archives: November 2018

Intel Files Patent for More Efficient Bitcoin (BTC) Mining

Bitcoin Mining, Cryptocurrency–Even with the falling price of Bitcoin and the recent questions being raised about the profitability of crypto mining, American tech company Intel has made headlines with a new patent filing that seeks to improve upon the efficiency of mining. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing that was published on Nov. 27, the tech giant’s patent specifically seeks to establish “energy-efficient high-performance Bitcoin mining.” Given the growing concerns over the amount of electricity consumed by Bitcoin mining, a feature that has […]

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Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric ‘Finney’ Smartphone

On Nov. 29, Sirin Labs announced the commercial launch of its new blockchain smartphone known as the Finney. According to the cellphone creators, the Finney offers “secure and state of the art mobile technology” alongside an embedded cold storage cryptocurrency wallet. Also read: Bloxroute Joins the Block Size Debate With New Block Propagation Service People Can Now Preorder the Finney Smartphone Sirin Labs has launched its flagship product the Finney phone, a mobile device named after the late Bitcoin developer Hal Finney. News.Bitcoin.com originally reported on the Finney […]

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VanEck, Cboe and SolidX Meet With SEC to Discuss a Bitcoin ETF

Having met the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in August 2018, officials of VanEck, SolidX and Cboe BZX Exchange have met with the Commission again, in the latest attempt to convince the regulator to approve the nation’s first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), according to an official presentation submitted to the SEC. The firms gave the pitch to the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, Division of Trading and Markets, and Office of General Counsel. The presentation given to staffers of the agency was focused on comparing the […]

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New Exchange to Offer Customizable Dashboards — Giving Traders the Information They Want

sponsored A company wants to stand out from ‘copycat’ exchanges by offering a customized dashboard where traders can decide the information they want to see. A new exchange says it has the goal of becoming “the most professional, global and secure marketplace for digital assets” — utilizing state-of-the-art technology that it claims can deliver a processing capacity of 1.5 million order matches per second. ProBit says its platform is “fast, robust and reliable” — helping to give its users an upper hand while trading. The company says security […]

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New Bitcoin Cash Opcode Shows an Onchain Game of Chess is Possible

Since the recent Bitcoin Cash (BCH) upgrade, the protocol now has some newly added features like the re-enabled opcode OP_Checkdatasig. After the implementation, a few developers have been experimenting with the opcode and have developed concepts such as “spending constraints.” Moreover, in another instance, a programmer recently used the opcode to create an onchain chess game on the BCH blockchain. Also Read: BCH Upgrades: What’s New and What’s Next Spending Constraints Over the last week, BCH supporters have been slowly trying to move away from the recent blockchain split […]

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“Guidance by Enforcement”: How the SEC Is Slowly Shaping ICO Regulation

On November 27, 2018, a California judge turned back the SEC’s request for an injunction against token company BlockVest, a company the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pursuing for allegedly conducting an unregistered securities offering. The judge, however, ruled that BlockVest’s token distribution, which was conducted via airdrop, was given freely and received without expectation for returns, so it didn’t constitute an investment contract. While the judge’s ruling is not a law-binding verdict, it was still a victory for BlockVest and the wider ICO industry, […]

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“Enforcement by Guidance”: How the SEC Is Slowly Shaping ICO Regulation

On November 27, 2018, a California judge turned back the SEC’s request for an injunction against token company BlockVest, a company the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pursuing for allegedly conducting an unregistered securities offering. The judge, however, ruled that BlockVest’s token distribution, which was conducted via airdrop, was given freely and received without expectation for returns, so it didn’t constitute an investment contract. While the judge’s ruling is not a law-binding verdict, it was still a victory for BlockVest and the wider ICO industry, […]

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What Is Cryptocurrency? “Jeopardy!” Features Entire Category on Crypto

Is cryptocurrency becoming more mainstream? It could be if one of America’s most prominent game shows features an entire category devoted to it. The November 29, 2018, episode of “Jeopardy!” — which has been on the air since 1964 — offered five unique questions centered around cryptocurrencies and their technology to test out its contestants’ knowledge on the subject: The results reveal that they did indeed know their fair share. The “cryptocurrencies” category occurred in the game’s first round, with answers worth $200, $400, $600, $800 and […]

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Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Receives Honorary Doctorate

Vitalik Buterin left academia four years ago to pursue a career in crypto. Now, the Ethereum founder’s contributions to the industry (and the computer science field at large) have earned him an honorary Ph.D. — in the same year he might have eventually completed his undergrad degree. In 2014, disenchanted with academics, Buterin accepted a Thiel Fellowship for his preliminary work on Ethereum and dropped out in his freshman year at the University of Waterloo to work on the smart contract platform. Today, the University of Basel’s […]

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This week in Bitcoin- 11-30-2018- Holders of last resort take a stand, Iran, Ohio, ETF delay

Baltimore, MD- This week in Bitcoin is back! I eagerly await hearing about what these three guests think about the past week in crypto. Tune in at 3PM EST and learn from Blake, Chris, and Vijay. Vijay Boyapati- https://twitter.com/real_vijay Blake Anderson- https://twitter.com/BitcoinBlake Chris Blec- https://twitter.com/ChrisBlec Chris- https://chriscrypto.net/ TechBalt.com has every This Week In Bitcoin show! Thursday’s show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkmbVPv5wYo Wednesday’s show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38RudK_701o Tuesday’s show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qor-3m3VuEs Monday’s show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYc9acO_iG8 Sunday’s show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2aYxjgUDZY Saturday’s show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y30CGw8BDE Thursday’s show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdEJmQQjaug Wednesday’s show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wliVveOztQk Tuesday’s show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXr2qEmeTEc #Bitcoin people you need to […]

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