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Bitcoin Needs New Proof-of-Work Chain After SegWit2x, Says Bitcoin.org Co-Owner

Bitcoin Needs New Proof-of-Work Chain After SegWit2x, Says Bitcoin.org Co-Owner

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin Needs New Proof-of-Work Chain After SegWit2x, Says Bitcoin.org Co-Owner Cobra, the co-owner of Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk, has appealed to the Bitcoin industry to hard fork again should SegWit2x ‘win.’ In a dedicated blog post over the weekend, one of the longest-serving members of the Bitcoin community said that if 2x gains enough support, detractors should come together to recreate “destroyed” Bitcoin. The Core chain, however, will not suffice, even if it survives the hard fork period. “If the unthinkable happens and 2x wins, it doesn’t mean Bitcoin has been “changed,” it means Bitcoin has been temporarily destroyed, and we need to get to work to collectively recreate it,” he announced. “We won’t surrender and we won’t
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This Developer is Bringing Atomic Swaps to the Bitcoin Cash Network – Bitcoin News

This Developer is Bringing Atomic Swaps to the Bitcoin Cash Network – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. This Developer is Bringing Atomic Swaps to the Bitcoin Cash Network - Bitcoin News Technology Atomic swaps between blockchains have become a hot topic that has sparked a lot of interest due to the decentralized nature of the exchange process. This week a developer that goes by the name of “Deswurstes” or “MCCCS” has accomplished a successful bitcoin cash atomic swap test. Also Read: Uruguay to Launch Digital Currency, “Not Bitcoin” it Stresses Introducing Bitcoin Cash to the Atomic Swap Protocol On November 4, bitcoin cash (BCC) was tested using the Decred/atomic swap protocol by a developer named Deswurstes. The atomic swap Github pull request #37 states, “the first Bitcoin Cash atomic swap has been made! — Proof at the end
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Bitcoin’s 184th Death? Fed Rate Hikes Could Pop ‘Bubble’ Dotcom-Style

Bitcoin’s 184th Death? Fed Rate Hikes Could Pop ‘Bubble’ Dotcom-Style

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin’s 184th Death? Fed Rate Hikes Could Pop ‘Bubble’ Dotcom-Style Bitcoin price could dive after several interest rate hikes in a dotcom-style apocalypse, mainstream media has reported. Sounding the end of “easy money” last week, Forbes said that increases in interest rates from central banks could pile pressure on opportunistic investors and cause Bitcoin to deflate. The prospect of a claimed Bitcoin “bubble” popping will present itself after several more interest rate hikes, the publication states. “Bitcoin has turned scores of investors, who bought into the digital currency early, into millionaires,” writes Panos Mourdoukoutas. “But these investors could lose their millions faster than they made them, and then some if the
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PR: Bankex, the Top-50 Fintech Company Worldwide, Launches Token Sale on November 28 – Bitcoin News

PR: Bankex, the Top-50 Fintech Company Worldwide, Launches Token Sale on November 28 – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. PR: Bankex, the Top-50 Fintech Company Worldwide, Launches Token Sale on November 28 - Bitcoin News 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. BANKEX sets out to solve inefficiencies inherent in today’s banking system by utilizing Blockchain technologies BANKEX, the decentralized Bank-as-a-Service enterprise, today announced that their Token Sale Event (TSE) will take place on November 28. Using proprietary fintech solutions, BANKEX aims to bridge the gap between the em
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China Monitors Booming OTC Bitcoin Market After Shutting Down Exchanges – Bitcoin News

China Monitors Booming OTC Bitcoin Market After Shutting Down Exchanges – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. China Monitors Booming OTC Bitcoin Market After Shutting Down Exchanges - Bitcoin News Finance After shutting down the country’s bitcoin exchanges, the Chinese government is monitoring the booming cryptocurrency over-the-counter (OTC) market. A recent government report shows that 680 million yuan, approximately $103 million, were traded in the last two weeks of October on the top three international OTC trading platforms. Also read: China May Try to Block All Bitcoin Transactions in the Country Chinese Government’s Analysis of Bitcoin OTC Trading Ever since the Chinese government demanded in September that bitcoin exchanges in the country shut down, China’s on-exchange bitcoin trading volume has all but disappeared. Concurre
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Bitcoin Ivy League! Yale, Wharton, Haas Offer Courses on Blockchain Tech – Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Ivy League! Yale, Wharton, Haas Offer Courses on Blockchain Tech – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin Ivy League! Yale, Wharton, Haas Offer Courses on Blockchain Tech - Bitcoin News Featured Business schools are getting pressure from two sides: growing student population interest in cryptocurrencies, and successful companies, looking to hire graduates with practical knowledge in the technology (tech) undergirding the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Also read: Over One Million People Enroll in Online Crypto Class Bitcoin Tech Accepted at Ivy League Schools “We believe it will have the biggest impact on contracting, logistics and supply chains, healthcare, public administration, assets clearing, property, transactions,” Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley lecturer Greg LaBlanc told Agence France Presse
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Bjork to Embrace Cryptocurrency With Upcoming Album Launch

Bjork to Embrace Cryptocurrency With Upcoming Album Launch

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bjork to Embrace Cryptocurrency With Upcoming Album Launch News Icelandic musician and composer, Bjork, has sought to embrace cryptocurrencies with the release of her new album. Bjork’s ninth studio album, Utopia, will be made available for purchase using bitcoin, litecoin, dash, or audiocoin. Purchasers of the album will also receive 100 free Audiocoins – a little-known altcoin valued at less than $0.004 USD. Also Read: New To Bitcoin? Welcome! Here’s How To Take Those First Steps Bjork’s Record Label Has Teamed Up With U.K.-based Blockchain Startup Blockpool One Little Indian Records will team-up with B2B blockchain solutions company Blockpool to accept and distribute cryptocurrency as part of the release of Bjork’s new al
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A Simple Guide to What Bitcoin Forks Are and Why They Happen – Bitcoin News

A Simple Guide to What Bitcoin Forks Are and Why They Happen – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. A Simple Guide to What Bitcoin Forks Are and Why They Happen - Bitcoin News Technology Right now people keep hearing about the pending fork scheduled for on or around November 16. Because software forks and blockchain splits can be a confusing subject, we want to explain just what a fork is and what it means for all the network participants involved.  Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough  What is a Bitcoin Fork? If you are just getting involved in cryptocurrencies, and you’ve done a little research, you might have read about the great scaling debate and the topic of bitcoin forks recently. Forks represent changes to the bitcoin protocol that make previous rules valid or invalid. Cryptoc
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South Korea vs USA – Movie Stars Show How to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week – Bitcoin News

South Korea vs USA – Movie Stars Show How to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. South Korea vs USA - Movie Stars Show How to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week - Bitcoin News Featured A South Korean broadcast television channel has produced and broadcasted a reality TV show where two movie stars competed to live on bitcoin for a week. Set in South Korea and San Francisco, the actors were challenged to find merchants who accept bitcoin directly. Also read: Bank of Korea Criticized, Does Not Recognize Bitcoin as Currency Bitcoin-Centric TV Program The South Korean mainstream broadcast TV station, Asia Economic TV, has produced and broadcasted a reality show that challenged two movie actors to live solely on bitcoin for a week each. The name of this survival challenge show is loosely translated as “Stay alive f
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A Closer Look at How Three of the Biggest Scamcoins Lure Its Investors – Bitcoin News

A Closer Look at How Three of the Biggest Scamcoins Lure Its Investors – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. A Closer Look at How Three of the Biggest Scamcoins Lure Its Investors - Bitcoin News Op-Ed Run-ups of the kind bitcoin is having in price and valuation make fertile ground for scams. Scams are valuable and very teachable moments. Skin in the game, by having plunked hard-earned cash down to see a return on investment, means vigilance and due diligence are musts.    Also read: GAW/Paycoin CEO Josh Garza Held Liable for $9 Million USD for Wire Fraud Scams Immediately Offend Morality  Scams, taking advantage of people who trusted in a business’ integrity, are not okay. I will not for a second endorse such ways of doing business. However, fraudulence is both an art and a science. It is worthwhile for investors and those enthusia