Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bitcoin Pizza Guy: Laszlo Hanyecz on Why Bitcoin is Still the Only Flavor of Crypto for Him

Meet Laszlo Hanyecz, the first person to conduct a Bitcoin transaction for a physical item—10,000 BTC for 2 pizzas back in 2010. You may think that you have never heard of Laszlo Hanyecz, a Florida-based programmer working for online retail company GoRuck, but you’d probably be wrong — Hanyecz was behind the inspirational purchase of two pizzas from Papa John’s for 10,000 Bitcoin (BTC) back on May 22, 2010, making this week a celebration of Pizza Day’s eight year anniversary. But the transaction did not involve only […]

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Got 1 BTC? Another Japanese Exchange Wants to Borrow Your Cryptocurrencies

Another government-approved Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has launched a program to borrow cryptocurrencies from its members. The exchange seeks to borrow 1 BTC or more. Initially, only BTC will be borrowed, but the exchange plans to add other cryptocurrencies including BCH, XRP, ETH, and LTC. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitbank Will Pay for Crypto Loans Bitbank is one of the 16 fully-licensed cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan. Announcing a new service on Friday for customers to rent out their cryptocurrencies, the company explains: ‘Virtual Currency […]

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Niall Ferguson Tells Bank of England Bitcoin Is Financial System of the Future

Central bankers are being warned by researchers that the crypto revolution will overtake the system they are in-charge of preserving. Recently, British economic historian and author Niall Ferguson told the Bank of England that Bitcoin is the financial system of the future. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: McAfee’s Bullish Prediction and a Guy Living in His Car The Future of Finance Niall Ferguson is a noted historian, commentator, and the author of fifteen books including The Ascent of Money and The House of Rothschild. On Tuesday he has […]

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Hodler’s Digest, May 21-27: Market Slumps, Crypto Investigations Abound, but Adoption Stays Strong

Verge has been hacked, again, the US is investigating spoofing and wash trading in the crypto markets, and more in this week’s Hodler’s Digest. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week U.S. DoJ Announces Crypto Market Manipulation Investigation The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal […]

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Bogs and Wojaks: How Crypto Memes Help Traders Deal with the Downturn

The altcoin markets might be in freefall, ICOs dead in the water, and bitcoin nursing a fixed scowl, but you wouldn’t know it on crypto Twitter. Over the past 48 hours, its leading lights have been more preoccupied with having their profile pics “bogged” than posting charts. The Bogdanoff twins are one of the many memes to have taken over the crypto community, providing welcome relief amidst the growing gloom. Also read: BTCC to Launch New Exchange Platform in June When the Market Dies, the Memes Flourish Pepe […]

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Expanding Exchanges and Investors

Cryptocurrencies and exchanges were the focus this week. Coinbase is getting into the decentralized exchange business with its acquisition of Paradex, potentially opening up thousands of ERC-20 tokens to traders, depending on what the SEC ends up doing with regulations. The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange, continues work to implement a system to allow large investors to trade bitcoin directly. And Germany’s Deutsche Boerse is looking at getting into the cryptocurrency game. Finally, the city of Memphis had its first blockchain conference, […]

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Buy Bitcoin, Sell Your Altcoins, Says Pioneering Wall Street Blockchain Analyst

Bitcoin remains a strong investment and will see at least $10k before year’s end, says blockchain venture capitalist Spencer Bogart. Bitcoin remains a strong buy despite recent losses, blockchain venture capitalist Spencer Bogart told CNBC yesterday, May 26. The cryptocurrency will trade “at least” above $10,000 by the year’s end, he added. Bogart is a partner at major VC firm Blockchain Capital, and was reportedly the first Wall Street analyst to cover Bitcoin and blockchain, authoring a highly regarded blockchain industry report. Bitcoin has now seen three […]

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A London-Based Company Successfully Trademarks the Name ‘Bitcoin’

Multiple reports and public filings have shown a UK-based firm called ‘A.B.C. IPHoldings South West’ has successfully acquired a trademark for the name ‘Bitcoin’. According to a merchant on Etsy, IP-Holdings sent a cease and desist order because they were selling Bitcoin-themed t-shirts. Also read: There’s a Bitcoin Themed Card Game On Kickstarter Called ‘Bitcon’ UK Company Successfully Copyrights the Name ‘Bitcoin’ This week cryptocurrency enthusiasts found out the name ‘Bitcoin’ had been trademarked using the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in the UK on December 22, 2017. The […]

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BTCC to Launch New Exchange Platform in June

Chinese crypto company BTCC has announced it will launch an upgraded exchange platform next month. Initially, users will be able to trade BCH, BTC, ETH, LTC, and USD, with other currencies to be added later. BTCC returns with enhanced liquidity, faster deposits and withdrawals, and zero trading fees for the first three months. Also read: Six Japanese Public Companies Announce Plans to Launch Crypto Exchanges The Upgraded Platform Offers Cold Storage and SSL Encryption Hong Kong based BTCC announced through social media and its website that it’s […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: McAfee’s Bullish Prediction and a Guy Living in His Car

This week we learned that Deutsche Börse “Deep at Work” on Bitcoin and John McAfee predicted bulls’ billions will soon be pumped by institutional investors, despite the current cool market. These stories and many more were covered in this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief. And the most commented on story of the week talked about a guy living is his car while working two jobs just to invest in crypto. Also Read: US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin Market New EU Rules Kill Another […]

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