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Bitcoin Cash’s 2020 Hard Fork: Everything You Need to Know

On November 15, Bitcoin Cash will undergo a contentious hard fork. Here’s what you should know. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain will undergo a scheduled upgrade or “hard fork” on November 15, 2020. This event involves a long-standing debate between factions within the Bitcoin Cash community, each with different plans for the cryptocurrency. This is […]

20 More Block Rewards from 2010 Spent Today – Why Are Decade-Old Bitcoins Waking Up?

Following the 21 coinbase rewards from 2010 spent on November 7, another long string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ mined a decade ago were transferred on Sunday morning. According to onchain data, the 20 block rewards from 2010 with 1,000 BTC were transferred at 4:02 a.m. EST. A ton of ‘zombie coins’ moved in 2020, after […]

Protecting investors vs. promoting innovation: A dilemma for Africa

Africa’s digital currency industry has been the fastest-growing in 2020, with the continent finally waking up to the vast opportunities that digital currencies offer. Led by Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, the continent is now making its mark in the global digital currency map. While 2020 has been the year when Africa has exploded as […]

USDC is Bitcoin’s first stablecoin

USDC is the first stablecoin on the Bitcoin blockchain thanks to the RelayX and Run partnership! The launch of USDC (RUN-SV) is a major milestone as the first open, publicly available token on Bitcoin SV. Widely thought by the general crypto community as an impossibility, we believe this is the start of a token and […]

Uniswap’s Distribution Is Built on Something That Can’t Be Forked: Actual Users

“I think that Uniswap is one of the premier DeFi [decentralized finance] protocols, and its token is as well,” Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at Alameda Research, told CoinDesk via email. “It has been the largest decentralized trading venue for a long time.” The praise is noteworthy as Bankman-Fried is credited with saving SushiSwap, Uniswap’s chief competitor. […]

Industry leaders say blockchain makes payment services more efficient

Is blockchain the solution in making payments more transparent and secure? With online payments company Wirecard undergoing insolvency proceedings this month, mainstream financial services like VISA, PayPal, and Mastercard are rushing to fill the digital payments void, and be one of the first to offer crypto payment cards, stated experts in the crypto industry. During […]

20% of RippleNet transactions occur using XRP – Ripple exec

Ripple exec Asheesh Birla said that 20% of RippleNet transactions occur using XRP. Ripple’s on-demand liquidity (ODL) solution leverages XRP by default.  An earlier report suggested that ODL customers receive incentives from Ripple for utilizing the solution. The SVP of product and corporate development at Ripple, Asheesh Birla, took to Twitter to note that 20% […]

Top 5 Cryptocurrencies With Potential in the Long Run

Cryptocurrencies With Potential in the Long Run 1. Ethereum (ETH) – $38 billion mcap Ethereum – Tradingview We didn’t want to start with super major coins, however, Ethereum is simply too good to be ignored. Just recently, ETH has taken the lead being the first to see a breakout above a crucial resistance level and […]

‘Not a finished product’: Ethereum fees and scalability issues cripple network

Rising fees and scaling issues pose a major problem for the Ethereum network, according to key players in the ETH ecosystem and blockchain researchers. Ethereum transaction fees are too high, with the average transaction fee being $0.46 at press time. Transaction fee revenue is now nearing half as high as block reward revenue. This actually […]

Digital yuan to be tested by Tencent-backed firms in China

China is preparing to test its digital yuan through online food retailer Meituan-Dianping, a firm backed by WeChat owner Tencent. In the latest development on its journey to launching a central bank digital currency, the People’s Bank of China has already met with the Beijing company to discuss proposals for a trial, which would see […]

Ethereum Top 10K Addresses Audit Reveals Surprising Findings

Amidst all the great news coming from the Ethereum camp, prominent crypto analyst and fund manager Adam Cochran recently posted his findings on Twitter in a long thread, about a manually performed audit of the top 10,000 Ethereum addresses. The audit revealed surprising findings about distributions, profitability, market sentiment and whale activity. The article attempts […]

What Crypto Is (And Isn’t)

The first thing to note about the slide below, which comes from a recent Goldman Sachs presentation that got some crypto enthusiasts in a tizzy, is that all of the listed characteristics of Bitcoin are accurate. The second thing to note is that it’s just one slide inside a 45 page presentation that’s mostly about gold, and […]

Data Shows Ethereum Is Better Money Than Bitcoin

Ethereum is used as money far more often than Bitcoin, at least according to one new analysis of on-chain data. Analyzing the top 10,000 ETH addresses shows that Ethereum has significant transaction volume, compared to that of Bitcoin. 16% of the Ether in circulation has been actively used in the past 90 days, compared to […]

Bitcoin Mining Centralization No Longer An Issue, Other Regions To Overtake China Soon: Analyst PlanB

Over the last few years, the largest and most active Bitcoin miners have operated from China. These large miners include Bitmain, a miner that has been involved in some tug-of-war scenarios in the recent past, one of them being the hash war of 2018 following the hard fork that led to the split of the […]

All You Need to Know About Bitcoin Cash’s First Block Reward Halving

Bitcoin’s third block reward halving is still 35 days away, but around 11:00 Eastern Time (or 15:00 UTC) on Wednesday (April 8), Bitcoin Cash will have its first block reward halving. According to data from CryptoCompare, in the past 7-day period, the price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has gone from $218.48 to $273.44, i.e. up […]

Binance moves into Bitcoin mining

Earlier this week, Coinlife broke the news that China-based bucket shop Binance was preparing a launch into the Bitcoin mining pool sector. This news comes at a curious time with less than eight weeks before Bitcoin’s third halving event. After the halving occurs, many digital currency experts expect the transaction processing industry, aka mining, to […]

Economist: BTC Needs Scaling to Have An ‘Impressive’ Price; Market Says That’s BCH, Not ETH

The price of Bitcoin is currently trading at $6,200, down 3.40% in the past 24 hours and almost -14% YTD. In October 2017, it was the first time that Bitcoin price jumped to $6k, after 8 years. But for economist Jeffrey A Tucker, Bitcoin at $6,000 isn’t impressive. He argued that scalability would have done […]

GitHub Is Burying Bitcoin Code Inside an Arctic Mountain to Ride Out the Next 1,000 Years

An icy mountain in Norway’s Svalbard – an all but inhabitable, Arctic archipelago covered in glaciers and inhabited by polar bears – is an unlikely safe haven for cryptocurrency code, let alone a pillar of modern-day civilization. But it’s here, 250 meters underground in a forsaken coal mine, that GitHub has chosen to store reams […]

Can Bitcoin Preserve Wealth in an Era of Money Printing?

In an era of easy money and cheap credit, America’s central bank may soon be out of options to stimulate the economy. But when the ticker drops, can Bitcoin really catch fleeing investors? The Fed flooded markets with cheap credit over the last decade, despite the resilient economic activity during this period. A reliance on […]

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