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Man Who Bought Pizza With 10,000 Bitcoin Buys it With Lightning

Bitcoin Pizza Day is an unofficial holiday among cryptocurrency enthusiasts. It marks the birthday of the moment on which Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 BTC for two large pizzas. It seems Hanyecz is still keeping a close eye on Bitcoin as of right now. He recently used the Lightning Network to buy two pizzas with Bitcoin at more normal prices. Laszlo Hanyecz is a Cult FigureIt is safe to say Bitcoin w

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Is Proof-of-Work a Major Problem for Bitcoin’s Future?

Bitcoin is a very energy-inefficient project as of right now. The proof-of-work aspect has been discussed many times over. It seems community members are now advocating to change this algorithm altogether. With mining centralization becoming a real problem, such a change is not necessarily a bad thing. The Proof-of-Work SituationGenerating new Bitcoins requires dedicated hardware. This hardware is

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GDAX Announce Full SegWit Support, Network Fees Continue to Fall

GDAX, the trading arm of cryptocurrency brokerage Coinbase, announced today that they will implement full SegWit support for Bitcoin transactions in the coming days. The protocol upgrade aims to make transactions quicker and cheaper for users of BTC.GDAX Joins Coinbase and BitfinexGDAX are the latest of the cryptocurrency industry’s major players to offer support for SegWit. They follow their pa

Despite Slow Start, Analysts Believe 2018 Could be the Best Year for Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency markets are not off to a good start in 2018. Most markets have lost nearly half of their value during the first few weeks. This most recent dip has pushed the momentum back as well. Even so, analysts are convinced this year will be very bullish for all cryptocurrency markets in the long run. Especially Bitcoin may see some big gains.Bitcoin Scalability Improvements?All cryptocurrenc

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Confirmed: Bitfinex Exchange Has Account On Dutch ING Bank

Dutch financial group ING (INGA.AS) has confirmed that Bitfinex, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges by daily trading volume, has a bank account with them in the Netherlands, Reuters reported Tuesday, Feb. 20.In an email to Reuters, ING spokesperson Harold Reusken confirmed that Bitfinex has a bank account with ING in the Netherlands. How Bitfinex was managing its banking affairs since

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What SegWit Means for Bitcoin, Bitfinex, Lightning Network

SegWit AdoptionSegWit adoption has been steadily rising since its release in August 2017, albeit not as quickly as some would like. The problem is that it has to happen piece by piece, with each wallet, exchange, or other service provider rolling out the compatible address itself. Because each organization has both its own type of process — as well as its own issues — SegWit ado

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SegWit Finally Embraced by Coinbase and Bitfinex, Bright Future Ahead

Today, Coinbase — cryptocurrency exchange, brokerage, wallet, and operator of GDAX — and Hong Kong-based exchange Bitfinex have announced the implementation of P2SH Segregated Witness (SegWit). As per the companies’ tweets, users will experience improved transaction processing times and lower fees across the Bitcoin network.Our engineering team has finished testing of SegWit for Bitcoin on C

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Can Default SegWit Support Make Bitcoin Price Rise Even Higher?

Bitcoin is undergoing some big changes as we speak. In the latest client update, SegWit becomes enabled by default. It is a big step forward to improving the scalability of this cryptocurrency ecosystem. Boosting SegWit AdoptionQuite some time ago, the Bitcoin network was slated to receive a scaling update. Known as Segregated Witness, the solution was not to everyone’s liking. It ended up split

Prediction Markets, Explained

What are Prediction Markets?At its core Prediction Markets are Futures Markets. It’s based on a binary event where something either will or won’t happen. In the finance world, participants trade with contracts where the payoff will vary depending on the outcome of a future event. Prediction markets make the result of this future event tradeable.Essentially it’s placing a bet on the prob

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A Dazzling History of Bitcoin’s Ups and Downs

This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.One of the most popular memes on the cryptocurrency subreddit r/bitcoin, arguably the largest concentration of Bitcoin enthusiasts on the internet, depicts a cartoon coin riding a roller coaster with its hands waving wildly

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