Op Ed: Bitcoin Mining Attacks Are Overblown

Whenever I claim that bitcoin is the only decentralized cryptocurrency, I get one of two arguments: My X coin is also decentralized. Bitcoin isn’t decentralized because of Core and/or miners. I’ll leave 1 and the first half of 2 for another day, but the “mining centralization” argument is what I want to tackle in this …

Why is it Growing So Rapidly?

By CCN.com: According to a report released by ValueWalk, the number of Bitcoin ATMs worldwide has surpassed 4,000 and the market is still growing rapidly. The increase in the number of Bitcoin ATMs comes in a period during which cryptocurrency businesses are prioritizing compliance, dealing with strict Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies. …

Australian Bitcoin ATM Startup Says Its Raking in $360,000 Per Week

A Bitcoin ATM company from Australia has reported a weekly turnover of $500,000 AUD (roughly $360,000 USD) despite the cryptocurrency bear market.  $360,000 Weekly Turnaround Auscoin, an Australian bitcoin ATM company, has reported a weekly turnaround of $360,000 in 2018. According to the reports, it’s currently operating 31 ATMs throughout Australia but it’s planning to …

Crypto Investor: Bitcoin May Retest $20,000 With Next Wave Of Adoption

Since Bitcoin (BTC) breached the monumental $20,000 price milestone and subsequently crashed, crypto investors en-masse have sought to determine when the asset would retest five-digits. While an array of crypto pundits have speculated, throwing their zany predictions into the crockpot that is Twitter, the date of the next parabolic rally’s commencement is still elusive. Yet, a …

Haven, a New App From OB1, Lets Users Chat, Shop and Send Crypto Privately

Blockchain startup OB1, the developers of decentralized shopping platform OpenBazaar, have announced Haven, a privacy-focused app for socializing with friends and making purchases with cryptocurrencies. The project was announced by Brian Hoffman, founder and CEO of OB1, at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami. The developers claim that Haven will “enable users to shop, …

Wyoming Looks Determined to Legalize Bitcoin as Money

Wyoming is introducing a bill that will put cryptocurrency like Bitcoin on the same legal footing as money. The bill will also provide a precise classification of digital assets, especially for custody administration. Cryptocurrency to Have the Same Legal Status as Money Sponsored by Sen. Tara Nethercott (R-WY) along with five other state Senators and …

Dow Pounds Higher, But ‘Apathetic’ Bitcoin Trades Sideways

The Dow and its peers made strong gains in pre-market trading on Friday. | Source: Shutterstock The US stock market continued to rise ahead of Friday’s opening bell, with the Dow flashing triple-digit gains and its sister indices making similarly-bullish strides. Bitcoin, though, entered the day with little momentum as the cryptocurrency market demonstrated a …