Monthly Archives: June 2018

Bitcoin Cash Innovation Continues with the First On-Chain Atomic Bet

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com wrote about a trustless betting protocol designed by Jonald Fyookball called Chainbet, a protocol that enables simple coin flip wagers using the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. Since then the Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia performed the first atomic bet utilizing the BCH network’s re-enabled OP_Codes and Fyookball’s Chainbet concept. Also read: Chainbet Protocol Proposes a Trustless Bitcoin Cash Betting Mechanism The First Trustless Atomic Wager Utilizes Bitcoin Cash OP_Codes Openbazaar’s Chris Pacia. This weekend the Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia has performed the first atomic bet using […]

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PR: trade.io Announces Massive Airdrop Campaign

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. trade.io has announced the upcoming launch of an unprecedented ongoing airdrop campaign, which will enrich the portfolio of existing Trade Token (TIO) holders with potentially hundreds of different Alt Coins. With this campaign, any TIO holder is automatically qualified to benefit from […]

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Swiss Vote Down ‘Sovereign Money’ Referendum That Commentators Compared to Bitcoin

Switzerland has voted against a financial system that multiple commentators have compared to cryptocurrency, despite it implying money creation be more centralized. Switzerland voted against the so-called “sovereign money” referendum Sunday, June 10 – a proposal for a financial system that multiple commentators have compared to cryptocurrency. Sovereign money is an initiative that would give the country’s central bank sole control over creating money, instead of continuing to allow commercial banks to “create” money for credit and loan purposes. Switzerland’s sovereign money referendum –  which garnered around […]

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Large Passenger Bus Companies in Brazil Start Accepting Three Cryptocurrencies

Two major passenger bus companies in Brazil have started accepting cryptocurrency payments for ticket sales. The companies say they are the first in the sector to accept crypto payments in the country. One of them has more than 800 buses; the other claims to have the newest and most modern fleet in Brazil. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Three Cryptocurrencies Two public transportation companies of the GBS Group have decided to accept payments in cryptocurrencies. Brasil Sul and Viação Garcia both started accepting BTC […]

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CryptoDredge 0.3.0 is a New Interesting Nvidia GPU Miner

CryptoDredge is a new simple and highly optimized crypto currency miner software for Nvidia GPU mining rigs that supports just a few algorithms at the moment, but performance wise it looks very promising. It support the following algorithms: Allium, Lyra2REv2, Lyra2z, NeoScrypt and PHI1612 and requires Nvidia GPUs with Compute Capability 5.0 or newer (Maxwell or Pascal architecture). Currently Lyra2z support is only limited to GTX 1050 GPUs, all other algoritms should work fine on other Nvidia GPUs. Also have in mind that CryptoDredge is a closed […]

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Crypto and Virtual Reality Meet in Ken Liu’s Science Fiction

Science fiction writer Ken Liu has written an important short story, Bizantine Empathy, weaving as central to the narrative cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology. Finally, crypto breaks out of its ghettoization in popular fiction, where it has been the plaything of terrorists and drug dealers, and instead has been used as an elegant background to a larger point. We caught up with Mr. Liu to ask him more about his motivations for bringing such a technical topic into the science fiction community.  Also read: Fidelity Investments Hints at […]

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Buy the FUD: Mainstream Media Convinced Coinrail Hack Caused Crypto Price Plunge

Mainstream media outlets have misleadingly suggested that small S. Korean exchange Coinrail’s hack Sunday prompted crypto’s latest dip. Cryptocurrency users are venting frustration June 11 after mainstream media outlets reported the crypto market had fallen namely due to the hacking of a small South Korean exchange Coinrail. As both Bitcoin and altcoins fell June 10, sources including Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Reuters, the Guardian and others claimed that Coinrail’s hack – which local media reported as causing $37 mln in losses –  had crashed markets. […]

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Bloody Sunday – Crypto Market Losses 50 Billion

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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Korean Exchange Hack Takes a Toll on Crypto Markets

The news of another hacked South Korean crypto exchange, widely blamed for the drops across the markets, is the main story in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Other subjects covered include a hospital where you can pay with tokens and a “blockchain” based cultural center established by a gangster. Also Read: Women’s Interest in Crypto Trading Has Doubled, UK Exchange Reveals $40 Million Coinrail Hack Coinrail, a lesser known Korean trading venue, has reportedly been the victim of a hack – costing the clients of the exchange […]

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Ex-FDIC Chair: Current Monetary Tools ‘Inadequate’, Fed Should Consider Digital Currency

The former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair thinks that the Federal Reserve needs to “get serious” about looking into issuing its own digital currency. The former Chair of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) said that she thinks the Federal Reserve (Fed) needs to seriously consider issuing a central bank-issued digital currency (CBDC) in a June 8 op-ed published on Yahoo! Finance. In her op-ed, the former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair noted that “the past 10 years are proof positive that current monetary tools are woefully inadequate […]

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