Buy or DIY? An Overview of 7 Bitcoin Full Node Products : Bitcoin

A community dedicated to Bitcoin, the currency of the Internet. Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. You might be interested in Bitcoin if you like cryptography, distributed peer-to-peer systems, or economics. A […]

ECB President Pushes for a Central Bank Digital Currency

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, supports the bank’s active involvement in the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) to address the demand for faster and cheaper cross-border payments. In an interview with French business magazine Challenges published on Jan. 8, Lagarde discussed the most likely threats to the […]

US Grand Jury Indicts Ethereum Researcher Virgil Griffith Over North Korea Trip

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has filed an indictment against Ethereum Foundation researcher Virgil Griffith on Jan. 7. According to a court filing on Jan. 7, a federal grand jury charged Griffith with conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. The act was introduced in 1977 […]

Will Google’s Quantum Supremacy Break Bitcoin in 2020?

The topic of quantum computing has been steadily gaining interest within the cryptosphere, particularly so over the past 12 months. Given the heightened curiosity and concern, it is worth resolving some open questions around quantum supremacy for the crypto community, as there is a tremendous amount of misinformation circulating online. Will our Bitcoin be stolen? […]

New BTCUSD options trading product now live on OKEx

New BTCUSD options trading product now live on OKEx – CryptoNinjas OKEx, a top full-service cryptocurrency exchange, announced earlier today that its new BTCUSD options trading product is now officially live on the OKEx website and API. The options instrument went live on 06:00 Jan 9, 2020 (UTC). The contract is settled in BTC, and […]

NY Governor Wants Crypto Firms to Cover Costs for NYDFS Oversight

Cryptocurrency entities licensed under the New York’s Financial Services Law (FSL) should pay the costs of regulatory oversight, Governor Andrew Cuomo believes. The Democratic Governor purportedly wants the state authorities to amend the FSL in order to require virtual currency-related entities within the FSL jurisdiction to foot the bill for examination and oversight conducted by […]

Ethereum, Tron and EOS Dominated DApp Ecosystem in 2019

DappReview published its 2019 insights on the decentralized app (DApp) space in a Jan. 8 report. Just three blockchains accounted for 98.65 percent of total transaction volume, though EOS began to struggle in Q4 2019. Decentralized app aggregator DappReview summarized the main events within the DApp ecosystem in 2019. The value of on-chain transactions amounted […]

What Are the Biggest Topics to Follow in 2020 Beside Crypto

I follow the macro trend of how access to financial products is changing and try to make sense of what that means for blockchain applications. We are not operating in a vacuum, but in a dynamic market where manufacturing, distribution and the value chain of financial services are interconnected, and further impacted by politics and […]

Bithumb May Pour Over $8M Into South Korea’s Regulation-Free Zone

Bithumb, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, could invest more than $8 million into South Korea’s regulatory sandbox.  Via its daughter company GCX Alliance, Bithumb has shown intent to put 10 billion won ($8 million) into South Korea’s “regulatory free zone” in Busan, according to reporting from Seoul on Jan. 9.  Regulation-free zone South […]