Monthly Archives: January 2019

Sideshift App Demonstrates a Trade Between Lightning Network BTC and Tether

Back in October news.Bitcoin.com reported on the influx of development tied to Drivechain, a project initiated by software developer Paul Sztorc. At the time we also covered the project’s extension applications coded by the programmer Andreas Brekken. One of those applications Brekken conceived allowed any Drivenet coins to be swapped between any blockchain protocol. On Friday, an application called Sideshift.ai was used to demonstrate a bitcoin core (BTC) to tether (USDT) swap using the Lightning Network. Also Read: A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Bitcoin Mining […]

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Ethereum Classic’s 51% Attacker Had Mysteriously Sent Back $100,000 To Gate.io Exchange

Barely one week after a 51% attack on the Ethereum Classic blockchain, the attacker has strangely returned part of the stolen funds to Gate.io, according to a recent article posted by the crypto exchange. The attack was carried on Jan 7, 2019, and researchers at Gate.io stated that the attacker transferred a total of 54,200 ETC, approx $250,816.191 at press time. Gate.io also provided three ETC wallet addresses supposedly used by the hacker while advising other crypto exchanges to block any transaction from the addresses. Gate.io, who […]

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The Beyond Bitcoin Show- Episode 41

Tel Aviv, Israel- Lots to talk about this week, I even have some Bitcoin thoughts to thread through some of the non-BTC topics. Some helpful fasting links and thoughts. I will talk about my visit to Samaria. The Trump wall, the NFL, Baltimore bureaucracy, and more distractions to avoid. Accomplish quantifiable goals. China and space. Much more! Patreon can stop you so jump on BTC- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxch0wWmWX0 Scott Adams talks wall- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Phox-HYXxM Fasting- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UgLueOeuWk Do not dry fast- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7czrzcSxXeE Ramat Gilad- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramat_Gilad Havat Gilad- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havat_Gilad Minimum wage-https://marylandreporter.com/2019/01/10/maryland-voters-support-raising-the-minimum-wage-to-15/ Medicaid […]

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Bitcoin Hovers Over $3,650 as Top Cryptocurrencies Mostly in the Red

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate to slight losses, with Bitcoin hovering over $3,650. Saturday, Jan. 12 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate to slight losses, while some are reporting up to double-digit gains. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is still hovering over $3,650, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is down under 1 percent on the day, trading at around $3,665. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is lower than $3,878, the price […]

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Tron Can’t Handle Bittorrent’s Transaction Volume, Former Exec Claims

Simon Morris, who was Bittorrent’s chief strategy officer until July 2018, has expressed his doubts about the capability of the Tron blockchain to process the vast number of transactions that the popular file-sharing platform will demand. Morris believes there’s more marketing than technology behind the launch of the new crypto token. Also read: Iran Labels Telegram’s Coin a Threat to National Security BTT Transactions Will Melt Tron’s Blockchain Bittorrent is planning to become one of the first projects to offer its coin on Binance Launchpad, a platform […]

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Report: Growing Altcoin Market Has Hurt Bitcoin (BTC) Price

Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency–Despite the bear market of 2018, which saw cryptocurrency prices across the board fall more than 90 percent, there has been a general increase interest for altcoins relative to that of the original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. While BTC still holds the top position in market capitalization by a wide margin ($51 billion over second-ranked ETH as of writing), Bitcoin dominance has undergone a waning effect over the last six months. In January 2017, BTC dominance was near its peak with over 85 percent of the entire […]

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Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin

There’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. Also read: A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Mining Rigs Available Today The Most Straightforward Methods to Buy Cryptocurrencies In the early days, acquiring bitcoins wasn’t so easy and people jumped through […]

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Pablo Escobar’s Brother is Launching a Cryptocurrency to Impeach President Trump

Roberto Escobar is the brother to the famous Pablo Escobar who has been made popular in our times through the first installment of the Narcos series on Netflix. Roberto had set up a GoFundMe page for a crowdfunding campaign that was meant to impeach President Trump. However, this page was pulled by GoFundMe with some reports indicating that it had raised more than $10 Million. Roberto Decides to Create a Cryptocurrency Less than a day after his GoFundMe campaign hit a dead end, Roberto and Escobar Inc., […]

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Web 3.0’s Crypto Winter Mission: Keep Our Heads Above the Hype

Jutta Steiner is the founder and CEO of Parity Technologies, a blockchain infrastructure and innovation focused company building platforms and applications. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. The past year has seen an onslaught of doom-and-gloom narratives shower down on our fledgling movement, in stark contrast to the inflated hype cycle we swam through the year before. I am here to report that this year has, in fact, been a tremendously productive one for the teams hard at work building the decentralized […]

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Cardano (ADA) Reaching next Milestone in the First Quarter of 2019

Following the Byron Phase, the 11th largest digital coin by market per announcement will enter the Shelley phase in Q1 2019. The fundamentals set by Byron when it comes to interaction, Shelley will be commenced with the target to lure more developers towards the platform with more features and stability. With Shelley the network is seen as completely decentralized. Accordingly, the Open Ouroboros Delegation will be introduced to the crypto-verse which is being injected in the network. Byron established the baseline for Cardano in allowing users to […]

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