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Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the Internet. Bitcoin can also be seen as the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence.


Coinme launches service enabling consumers to buy bitcoin with cash at Coinstar kiosks

Coinme, a venture-backed blockchain financial services company, today launched a service that offers consumers the ability to buy bitcoin at Coinstar kiosks at select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington with plans…

Ternary Intelligence and Uphold launch ‘Hedged Bitcoin’ investment strategy

Ternary Intelligence, a company engaged in computational modeling of financial markets and digital money platform Uphold today launched Hedged Bitcoin, an investment strategy designed to allow investors to reap the rewards of an…

Is the Bitcoin Lightning Network ready for eCommerce?

If Bitcoin wants to become a broadly accepted payment method, it will have to overcome some of the flaws that make it unattractive for many commerce applications. One of its biggest problems is “transaction speed”,…

Crypto exchange company Huobi launches derivatives market

It was announced this week that Huobi Derivative Market (Huobi DM) has integrated with Huobi Global, a leading bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange. The launch will allow Huobi users to enjoy a…

Crypto exchange OKEx launches bitcoin (BTC) perpetual swap

OKEx, a Malta-based digital asset exchange, today announced the launch of a brand-new derivative product, a bitcoin-based perpetual swap. With the new addition, users of OKEx can now perform perpetual swap, futures…

ICONLOOP’s blockchain-based Disease Prediction beta service launches

ICONLOOP, the Korean blockchain technology company has announced the launch of the ‘Lifelong Healthy Life’ service in beta version. ‘Lifelong Healthy Life’ is a disease prediction service running on top of the…

Blockstream releases Liquid Network bitcoin sidechain full node and wallet

Blockstream, the blockchain technology and financial cryptography infrastructure provider today has announced the availability of the Liquid full node binaries and source code. Now any user can join the P2P Liquid Network by…

COINiD Group launches new app for improved bitcoin storage

COINiD Group today announced the live launch of their new bitcoin (BTC) storage solution that prioritizes user security, has full SegWit support, allows transaction batching and offers offline storage without the need to…

Austria’s Bitpanda cuts fees on cash voucher purchases of cryptocurrency

In July 2017, European bitcoin exchange BitPanda launched a new service called “BitPanda to go“ which allowed for a new, fast, safe and inexpensive way to access Bitcoin at Österreichische Post AG branches…

Cindicator debunks belief in correlation between bitcoin (BTC) futures expiry and price drops

Cindicator, a company which develops predictive Hybrid Intelligence (human + artificial intelligence) for effective asset management, today published a report “Bitcoin Futures: Market Evolution,” a new analysis of the emerging market…

trueDigital to list first margined, physically-delivered bitcoin (BTC) swaps

trueDigital announced today it will launch the first margined, physically-delivered bitcoin swap contracts. trueDigital will initially list contracts in the next three serial months and quarterly maturities, with settlement on the last Friday of each maturity month.

BTC.com bitcoin wallet now supports BIP-70

BTC.com, a platform for cryptocurrency users, miners and developers, today announced the BTC.com wallet will integrate Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 70 (BIP-70) for processing bitcoin payments between customers and merchants. BIP-70 provides a streamlined…

ixo releases Elysian, blockchain database for private data in Web 3.0 apps

ixo Foundation, the non-profit open-source software development foundation that is building the ixo ‘Blockchain for Impact’, has released Elysian, a new, highly configurable and open-source database utility that allows developers to…

Research from IIT Bombay Professor Declares Bitcoin Secure

One of the most in-depth studies conducted into the security of Bitcoin has concluded the cryptocurrency is safe from a feared “51% attack”. Zebpay, the cryptocurrency service provider, commissioned Associate Professor Saravanan…

Crypto payroll company Bitwage integrates SegWit for Bitcoin

Bitwage, a cryptocurrency payroll company today announced the implementation and direct support for Segregated Witness (SegWit) addresses for bitcoin payroll outputs. Benefits, of course, will see reduced fees from SegWit implementation…