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The Bitcoin Gold Project Responds to Negative Criticism

The Bitcoin Gold Project Responds to Negative Criticism

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The Bitcoin Gold Project Responds to Negative Criticism Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the alleged hard fork project, Bitcoin Gold, that’s supposedly scheduled to take place on October 25. We also we investigated the project further, while asking the lead developer some questions concerning this proposed fork. Now with only fifteen days left until the team tries to fork the bitcoin protocol, individuals continue to find sketchy aspects about the project making bitcoin proponents everywhere skeptical. Also read: Another Fork? Bitcoin Gold Project Plans to Fork Bitcoin Next Month Bitcoin Gold Project Gains Negative Attention The topic of the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) fork is once again finding its way throughout the cryptocurrency community. Over the past week, a lot of people h
XBT Provider Launches First Ethereum Exchange-Traded Notes

XBT Provider Launches First Ethereum Exchange-Traded Notes

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XBT Provider Launches First Ethereum Exchange-Traded Notes The issuer of the world’s first bitcoin exchange-traded notes (ETN), XBT Provider, has announced the launch of the first ethereum ETNs. XBT Provider will launch two exchange-traded notes – Ether Tracker One (COINETH) and Ether Tracker Euro (COINETHE). Also Read: XBT Provider Fined by Nasdaq XBT Provider Has Announced the Launch of Two Ethereum ETNs XBT Provider states that the two ETNs are denominated in SEK and EUR respectively, and that pricing will track the value of ethereum “as determined by an index rate comprising the average of the 3 most liquid of a select group of exchanges, daily”. The ETNs will be traded during normal market hours on Nasdaq Stockholm. Laurent Kssis, a representative of XBT Provider, has describe
Japan Emerges as the World’s Foremost Hotbed of Bitcoin Trading

Japan Emerges as the World’s Foremost Hotbed of Bitcoin Trading

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Japan Emerges as the World’s Foremost Hotbed of Bitcoin Trading Japan has emerged as the largest market for bitcoin trading by volume. This represents a shift from the market dominance controlled by China as a result of the Chinese government blanket banning exchange platforms. Japan, along with South Korea to some extent, now represent major hubs of crypto-finance across the globe.  Also read: Two More Bitcoin Startups Reveal Hard Fork Contingency Plans According to recent data on Cryptocompare, Japan controls 59.77% of the global trading volume. This is over double the bitcoin trading volume conducted in the United States. Currently, the US does 25.97% of bitcoin trading. Japan’s rapid ascent as a bitcoin trading hotbed comes as no surprise, though. The country was poised to adopt
PR: What’s Killing Cryptocurrency at the Point-Of-Sale and How Graft Can Prevent It

PR: What’s Killing Cryptocurrency at the Point-Of-Sale and How Graft Can Prevent It

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PR: What’s Killing Cryptocurrency at the Point-Of-Sale and How Graft Can Prevent It 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. Credit cards have been a staple payment method for the last 20 or so years. From their humble beginning as a Diner’s card in the 1950s to the modern day’s smart-chip enabled version, they have come a long way and provide great and measurable benefits to their users. Credit cards are pocket-sized, easily portable, and have no intrinsic value in themselves. In addition, true credit cards buy you time t
Cambodia’s First Bitcoin Point-of-Sale System Debuts Amid Currency Debate

Cambodia’s First Bitcoin Point-of-Sale System Debuts Amid Currency Debate

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Cambodia’s First Bitcoin Point-of-Sale System Debuts Amid Currency Debate Expats living in The Kingdom of Cambodia bring the country one step closer toward broader bitcoin adoption with a Point-of-Sale (PoS) merchant gateway.  Also read: Regulations Push Chinese Bitcoin Volumes to OTC and Neighboring Countries Cambodia, Land of Currency Fervor Quietly, Cambodia has racked up solid economic gains now spanning more than a decade. Inflation is down. Major global economic metrics point to it lifting all boats, including its very poor. At least part of its growth has come due to allowing foreign investment, which include repopulating rice from the Philippines to a domestic culture familiar with wide varieties of tourists. With investment and tourism comes currencies, and with them the ne
Panama City Strip Mall Merchants Embrace Bitcoin Customers

Panama City Strip Mall Merchants Embrace Bitcoin Customers

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Panama City Strip Mall Merchants Embrace Bitcoin Customers Last month news.Bitcoin.com reported on the grand opening of the Panama Blockchain Embassy, located at the Balboa Boutiques strip mall in Panama City. This week Jorge Farias, the founder of the digital assets provider, Cryptobuyer, has announced the company is persuading the entire strip mall’s merchants to accept bitcoin and so far the startup has been very successful. Also read: Blockchain Embassy Opens for Business in Panama City The Panama Blockchain Embassy and Cryptobuyer Are Persuading an Entire Panamanian Strip Mall to Accept Bitcoin The Panama Blockchain Embassy and the company Cryptobuyer wants the Balboa Boutiques strip mall to be the first mall in the world to have every merchant accept bitcoin. Farias tells news
Morningstar Japan Starts Ratings Business for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Morningstar Japan Starts Ratings Business for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

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Morningstar Japan Starts Ratings Business for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs The Japanese subsidiary of Morningstar has launched a new business to provide ratings of digital currencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). While there is no law in Japan specifically targeting ICOs, their tokens can be subject to various laws such as securities laws and consumer contract law. Also read: Putin Tells Central Bank Not to Create Unnecessary Barriers to Cryptocurrencies Morningstar Japan’s Crypto and ICO Ratings The Tokyo-based financial information provider, Morningstar Japan, announced on Wednesday the start of its new ratings business for digital currencies and ICOs. Morningstar Japan is a subsidiary of the Chicago-based Morningstar Inc. The subsidiary develops and market products and services
Two More Bitcoin Startups Reveal Hard Fork Contingency Plans

Two More Bitcoin Startups Reveal Hard Fork Contingency Plans

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Two More Bitcoin Startups Reveal Hard Fork Contingency Plans This week two more bitcoin-based businesses announced their company’s stance towards the upcoming 2MB hard fork this November. The fork will be implemented by the Segwit2x (BTC1) working group roughly around Saturday, November 18, 2017. The two firms Xapo and Surbtc explained to their customers how they would handle the consensus change that’s just a few weeks away. Also read: Porn Star Tempts Russian Prime Minister to Legalize Cryptocurrencies in a Video Message Xapo Will Follow the Chain With the Most Accumulated Difficulty Bitcoiners have been waiting for the official announcements from companies who signed this summer’s New York Agreement (NYA) to increase the block size, because Core developers want nothing to do wit
PR: Etherparty Expands Globally with DCX Partnership

PR: Etherparty Expands Globally with DCX Partnership

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PR: Etherparty Expands Globally with DCX Partnership 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. VANCOUVER, Canada, — Easy-to-use smart contracts creation platform Etherparty has announced it will be partnering with Singapore-based Global DCX, an innovative digital currency exchange that will be launching in October. “We are excited to be partnering on technology with DCX who are strategically positioned in the rising markets in India and Asia, which are perfectly suited for the adoption of blockchain technology and the power
The Decentralize Your Life Tour Promotes Freedom Cells Throughout the U.S.

The Decentralize Your Life Tour Promotes Freedom Cells Throughout the U.S.

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The Decentralize Your Life Tour Promotes Freedom Cells Throughout the U.S. This past July news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Derrick Broze host of the Conscious Resistance Network about the first leg of his Decentralize Your Life 2017 tour. This week we caught up with Broze at the end of his travels across the U.S. throughout the Midwest and West Coast part of his visit to discuss how the trip was going. Broze a self-proclaimed agorist-activist said the tour so far was thrilling and he had the chance to spread the ideas of free-market activism and cryptocurrencies throughout each community. Also read: The Decentralize Your Life Tour: An Interview With Derrick Broze   Free Association, Self-Empowerment, and Decentralization News.Bitcoin.com spoke with Derrick Broze again this week, as he’s