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BitGo Engineer Jameson Lopp in SWAT Team Fiasco

Jameson Lopp, the outspoken Bitcoin commentator and BitGo engineer, has fallen victim to what appears to be an incident of “swatting“. He suspects he may have been targeted for his views on the New York Agreement signed this summer which, if  enacted upon, will result in a second hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. Swatting, for those unaware, is a more extreme version of a classic teena

Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopp’s Home Surrounded by Police

News Debate is a central part of the cryptocurrency community at large. Open forums such as Bitcoin.com have fostered mostly healthy fork debate about Bitcoin’s future. It appears at least one participant wished to stifle debate, and in a horrible way. Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step WalkthroughFork De

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Fork Wars: SWAT Team Targets BitGo’s Lopp in Suspected Bitcoin Troll

BitGo engineer Jameson Lopp reportedly received a visit from a police SWAT team, after the Bitcoin capacity debate turned personal.In statements on Twitter, Lopp, who is well-known for his critical stance on Bitcoin forks, said a “fake hostage situation” led “dozens of cops with rifles” to his home Monday.While it is unknown what specifically sparked the escalation, Lopp immediately receiv

An Overview of Stable Crypto Tokens

The high volatility of digital currencies is the reason why using another digital coin as a unit of account is not the best idea. For example, Bitcoin’s price changed by 10 percent in one day, while Ethereum’s price changed by 20 percent in a single day several times. A stablecoin is an asset that has price stability characteristics making it suitable for use as a unit of account and store of

Why the SegWit2x Fork in November Will Likely Have Minimal Impact on Bitcoin Price

Over the past week, the Bitcoin price has shown strong resilience towards the exit of the Chinese cryptocurrency exchange market and the emergence of the SegWit2x hard fork in November.Earlier this year, a group of 58 companies led by Digital Currency Group (DCG) that represent 83.28 percent of hashing power and 20.5 million bitcoin wallets agreed on a proposal known as SegWit2x, to activate the B

Korea’s Largest Messenger App Launching Exchange With 110+ Cryptocurrencies

News The operator of Kakao Stock, a popular Korean securities trading app based on the country’s number one smartphone messenger app Kakao Talk, is launching a cryptocurrency exchange called Upbit. Over 110 cryptocurrencies will be supported initially including bitcoin, ether, and litecoin. The company says that it will be the largest digital curre

Altcoins Market: Monthly Overview

In August, the altcoin market managed to set a historic record, after a slowdown and the price drop at the end of the previous month. The mark of the total altcoin market capitalization reached the $94,205,900,000 point.In July, despite the uncertainty about the Bitcoin future, in a matter of days the total capitalization of the market fell to $45,499,800,000.After the SegWit news, it started to r

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Breaking Bitcoin: Paris is Set to Host a New Technical Bitcoin Conference

A brand new technical conference is hitting the Bitcoin space this week.Loosely inspired by the well-known Scaling Bitcoin workshops, the French Bitcoin community will host the Breaking Bitcoin conference in Paris, on September 9 and 10. The conference has an explicit focus on security and is targeted at an audience with an understanding of the technical aspects of Bitcoin.“All of the talks and

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One Week Into SegWit, Hardware Wallets Lead the Pack in Slow-But-Sure Roll Out

After a years-long development process and even more debate and political struggle, Segregated Witness finally activated on the Bitcoin network last week. The protocol upgrade introduced a number of benefits which can enable more advanced second-layer protocols. It also offers a block size limit increase for wallets that utilize the new feature, meaning users can enjoy lower fees and faster confir

Bitcoin Cash Network Turns One Month Old and Continues to Move Forward

Blockchain The bitcoin fork on August 1, which produced the cryptocurrency and network Bitcoin Cash (BCH), turns one month old today Friday. The digital currency’s market value is lower than last week and the network’s hashrate has dropped considerably, as it is currently more profitable to mine the legacy chain.Also Read: Now Bitcore

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