Bitcoin Enters the Scrabble Lexicon

To its holders, bitcoin is immensely valuable. Except, that is, for holders of the seven tiles required to spell ‘bitcoin’ on the Scrabble board. The word, which has now been added to the official Scrabble dictionary, is worth a mere 11 points. The significance of its inclusion to Bitcoin proponents, however, is notably greater. Also[…]

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Dip Again Forming Consolidated Support

Just when cryptocurrency prices were starting to look better, digital asset markets shaved around $19 billion USD off the entire crypto-economy. Today the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s 1,900+ coins have an overall market capitalization of about $210 billion and about $14 billion in global trade volume. Also read: Ebang Announces 44 Terahash E-11 Miners With 10nm Chips The[…]

Coinnest Executives Indicted for Accepting Bribe for Coin Listing

The Seoul Southern District Public Prosecutors’ Office has reportedly indicted two executives of South Korean crypto exchange Coinnest for accepting a bribe in exchange for listing a cryptocurrency. According to local media, they received 1 billion won (~US$890,000) worth of cryptocurrencies – mostly BTC. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals[…]

Bitmain Announces Next-Generation Antminer Equipped With 7nm Chip

At the World Digital Mining Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia the blockchain firm and mining manufacturer, Bitmain Technologies, announced a new Antminer will be launched soon equipped with 7nm semiconductor technology. The firm’s CEO Jihan Wu reported that Bitmain’s next-generation ASIC BM1391 Finfet chip integrates more than a billion transistors for optimal SHA256 mining performance. Also Read: Japanese[…]

The Daily: Poloniex Drops 8 Coins, New Exchange Licensed in Estonia

Cryptocurrency trading platform Poloniex has delisted eight coins with low liquidity, while another US-based exchange, Gemini, is adding litecoin to its offerings. Also in The Daily, Ironx has been licensed to offer exchange services from Estonia, and Bitmain’s Antpool will sponsor NBA team Houston Rockets with bitcoin cash. Also read: Coinbase Denies Self-Trading, Kraken Gets[…]

Art Exhibition in France to Celebrate Bitcoin’s Tenth Birthday

A group of artists hailing from across the globe will congregate in France to showcase an exhibition celebrating the upcoming tenth anniversary of Bitcoin. The art will be available for purchase using several different cryptocurrencies. Also Read: 8 Surprising Findings from New York’s Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative International Artists Congregate in France to Celebrate Upcoming Tenth[…]

North Queensland is Becoming a Hub of BCH Accepting Businesses

The northern part of the Australian state, Queensland, is bustling with cryptocurrency energ. The region is extremely passionate towards one specific decentralized peer-to-peer electronic currency — bitcoin cash (BCH).  Also Read: Netherlands’ Largest Bank ING Group Fined $900M for Money Laundering North Queensland Bitcoin Cash Merchant Adoption Expanded 52% Last Month Over the last few months,[…]

The Secret to Better Government Is Less Government

Governments. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them, right? From first world countries to war-torn hellholes, bemoaning politicians is de rigueur. Yet for all their flaws, we tend to view our elected officials as a necessary evil, for if they weren’t in office, the country would descend into anarchy. At least that’s what we’ve[…]

Don’t Hate EU Internet Regulation – Defy It

The European Union has come in for criticism over its repeated attempts to regulate the web. Critics assert that waves of EU legislation are suppressing free expression, impairing the user experience and, most heinously, “killing memes”. The solution, for those who take this view, would appear to be simple: don’t hate on the EU –[…]