Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Lightning and Legislators

Bitcoin development took a major step forward this week when Lightning Labs announced the first beta release of the much anticipated “Lightning” protocol for Bitcoin, while also raising $2.5 million to fund continued development. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency and ICO regulation stories have continued to dominate the headlines, as the U.S. Federal Government held hearings and the …

British Bank Barclays Partners with Coinbase

Ashour Iesho · March 18, 2018 · 5:00 am One of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency wallet and trading platforms, Coinbase, has completed a deal with one of the biggest banks in Britain.  Bitcoin Trading to Become Easier for British Residents Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange platforms worldwide, has announced that it successfully opened …

Monero Is the Favorite Cryptocurrency of Cyber Criminals, Study Finds

A study found that cybercriminals launder $80-$200 billion a year and are moving away from Bitcoin as Monero offers greater anonymity. Cybercriminals Launder Up To $200 Billion Each Year, Says Report Virtualization technology-focused security firm security firm Bromium announced the findings of an independent study into the macroeconomics of cybercrime. “Into the Web of Profit,” …

Votem to be a Founding Member in Dept. of Homeland Security Council on Elections

Bitcoinist.net · March 16, 2018 · 2:00 pm March 16, 2018. Cleveland, OH – Votem is proud to announce its participation in the Department of Homeland Security’s Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) for the Election Infrastructure Subsector. The Council, which is a cooperative effort between the DHS, the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), The National Association of …

Decred Sets Its Sights on Decentralization in 2018

In 2015, Bitcoin developers Jake Yocom-Piatt and David Collins were getting frustrated with Bitcoin. The way they saw it, although Bitcoin started off as a decentralized system, over time, miners and a select group of developers had gained too much control over the protocol. In an attempt to create a system with a more open …

Our Top 5 Bitcoin “Good News” Stories of 2017

When the history of Bitcoin and blockchains is written, 2017 will be the year tagged as the “turning point” when Bitcoin and “red hot” blockchain technology went mainstream. The steadily rising bitcoin price and market cap is a key, though not the only, indicator that a tipping point has been reached. Despite turmoil like ICOs …