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If Hard Fork Happens, Chain Backed By Majority of Miners Will Likely Win

This is an opinion piece, and the views reflected in this article are not necessarily those of Cointelegraph.Bitcoin is rapidly approaching a fork in the road that will determine a great deal about its future. Recently, Cointelegraph published a piece highlighting the so-called forks of “Bitcoin Cash” and “Bitcoin Gold” and explaining that neither were a threat to the network.The upcoming


Coinbase SegWit2x Silence Sparks Charlie Lee Forecast, User Petition

Coinbase former engineering director Charlie Lee has forecast how it will handle the SegWit2x hard fork as users sign a petition.In Reddit posts Monday, Lee, who left Coinbase to focus on his Litecoin development commitments, explained how he “thought” the hard fork would occur in response to being asked “multiple times” for his opinion.“Because this 2x hardfork

Bitcoin Proponents Respond to JP Morgan Executive’s Statements

Finance Bitcoin proponents got fired up last week when JP Morgan executive Jamie Dimon called bitcoin a “fraud” and told the CNBC news outlet that cryptocurrency markets would end badly. Following Dimon’s opinions, many crypto-enthusiasts responded to the banker’s recent statements.Also read: GMO to Invest 10 Billion Yen in Its Ow


NO2X: Breaking Bitcoin Shows No Love for the SegWit2x Hard Fork in Paris

“There’s no such thing as a safe hard fork,” Electrum lead developer Thomas Voegtlin corrected an audience member at the Breaking Bitcoin conference in Paris last weekend. “I would recommend to have replay protection, of course,” he added.Community support for SegWit2x, the Bitcoin scaling proposal spearheaded by Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, was virtually absent in Paris. Wh


eToro takes cryptocurrencies mainstream by adding five cryptos to platform

London, 7th September 2017 – eToro, the leading global trading and investing platform, is to make five cryptocurrencies available to own directly via its platform, as it seeks to simplify the process of buying cryptos, and help bring the technology into the mainstream.Joining over 1,200 instruments, including Apple, Microsoft, SNAP and Facebook on the platform, clients will be able to buy the ac

Long and Short Bitcoin ETFs Filed with SEC

Finance Two more bitcoin ETFs have been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “Rex Bitcoin Strategy ETF” and “Rex Short Bitcoin Strategy ETF” are not expected to invest directly in bitcoin. Their investments will include US-listed bitcoin derivatives as well as “an actively managed portfolio of fixed income


The Long Road to SegWit: How Bitcoin’s Biggest Protocol Upgrade Became Reality

The CritiqueBut despite initial excitement, Segregated Witness had its critics, too.Concerns about the proposed protocol upgrade varied. Jeff Garzik, the former Bitcoin Core contributor — who would soon after found his own development company Bloq — did not consider SegWit a sufficient short-term scaling solution. Bitcoin XT lead developer Mike Hearn, meanwhile, was not convinced by the p


Suddenly, Ethereum Classic Price Explodes 25% on South Korea Rumors

Ethereum Classic (ETC) has shot up almost 25 percent in minutes as rumors begin spreading of  South Korean trading interest.Having dropped to multi-month lows, ETC suddenly reversed Wednesday, climbing from $14 to almost $18 within an hour.Sources on Twitter began suspecting the Ethereum original chain could be benefiting from trader efforts in South Korea.EthereumClassic $ETC pump has begun in K