Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Market Cap Commands $46 Billion

On May 4th, 2017 bitcoiners were not only celebrating Star Wars day but also bitcoin’s galactic rise to US$1620 across global exchanges. However, an hour following the climatic spike bitcoin’s value...

Revealing Your Digital Currency Holdings Online Is a Horrible Idea

This week a cryptocurrency trader who traded altcoins and bitcoin on the digital currency exchange Bittrex lost over 7 BTC ($18,000 USD) while recording the entire theft. The trader from New...

Hackers Leak Data of 5 South Asian Banks

Data purportedly belonging to five South Asian banks was apparently posted online May 10 by the Turkish hacking group Bozkurtlar that recently also leaked data tied to Qatar National Bank and...

Bitpay Gearing up to Test Extension Blocks

Recently, the Bcoin team released the specifications and particulars for launching extension blocks for a blockchain protocol upgrade. They have now nearly completed implementing these extension blocks. Bitpay’s CEO Stephen Pair responded...

Bundesbank Board Member Still Warns about Bitcoin’s Volatility

Japan legalized Bitcoin and the price has begun to skyrocket, but some German bankers are still warning people about using the new currency. In a May 5 news article, a board...

Extension Block Proposal Receives More Industry Support

There’s been a lot of discussions in the cryptocurrency space about alternative implementations of the Bitcoin client. Just recently Bitcoin.com reported that Bitpay announced it was gearing up to test the...

Major Indian Bitcoin Exchange Unocoin Offline After Discovering Major Security Flaw

Unocoin, an industry leader among India’s bitcoin exchanges, went offline on Monday night following the discovery of a serious security vulnerability. Also Read: Indian Bitcoin Adoption Responds to Government Signalling for Regulation The...

The Great Price Divide Widens During Bitcoin’s 2017 Rise

Over the course of the past week, many traders have been discussing the significant price differences between exchanges. Most notably, the spread between Bitfinex and a majority of other exchanges’ rates...

Parity Technologies Introduces New Bitcoin Software Written in Rust

On April 27 the startup Parity Technologies announced the release of a new protocol stack using a new implementation of the Bitcoin software. The ‘Parity Bitcoin’ client is written in Rust...

The Japanese are Using Bitcoin More than Expected

Since Japan started recognizing bitcoin as a method of payment, more Japanese are using the digital currency than expected. Bitcoin.com discussed this trend with Yuzo Kano, CEO of Bitflyer, the largest...
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Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Seven of Japan’s leading bitcoin exchanges have announced their policies regarding the planned Bitcoin Gold hard fork of the Bitcoin network. The country’s largest exchange,...

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