Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called Utreexo

A blockchain researcher has been working on a scaling effort for the unspent transaction output set found in the Bitcoin protocol. According to Tadge Dryja’s recently published description of research, the software engineer is working on a dynamic accumulator called Utreexo. The project could theoretically allow network participants to verify the state of the chain’s…

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Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin

There’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. The…

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OpenNode Rejects Roger Ver’s $1.25 Million Investment Offer

OpenNode, a Bitcoin payment processing startup, has declined the $1.25 million investment offer of Bitcoin Cash protagonist Roger Ver. OpenNode is developing a Bitcoin-only payment processing system based on the Lightning Network protocol. Replying to Ver’s offer, the company stated that its “open financial system is only possible with Bitcoin.” No amount of money will…

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Embracing Utility in 2019: Unreliable Crypto Networks Will Lose to Hyperbitcoinization

Cryptocurrencies started gaining significant mainstream attention in 2017 and speculation brought coin values to unseen levels, before quickly deflating. Now, after a decade, it seems this technology is entering a new era that can actually move past speculation to embrace real-world utility. The only way this feat will be accomplished, however, is by offering a…

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PR: ACD and Bitcoin.com Have Teamed up to Launch Payments With Bitcoin Cash

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. December 28th, 2018 Bitcoin.com ACD Inc Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver…

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Year in Review: 2018's Top Cryptocurrency Stories

After an intense 2017, filled with cryptocurrency market spikes, the following year was loaded with letdowns as a great majority of digital assets plunged well over 80 percent in value since their all-time highs. 2018 was also filled with lots of headlines about digital currency regulations, exchange hacks, and postponed exchange-traded funds. 2018 Saw Hundreds…

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BCH-Powered Bookchain Aims to Protect Literature From a Dystopian Future

A good portion of cryptocurrency supporters are against purging important information and many of them hope that blockchain technology will help boost censorship resistance. A new project in the works called Bookchain aims to record essential books on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain so the written words cannot be silenced, banned, or purged. Also read: A…

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Learn About the BCH Network With Bitcoin.com's 'Mastering Bitcoin Cash'

At Bitcoin.com, our web portal hosts a developer section aimed at providing Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers with the resources and tools to program killer applications using the BCH protocol. The developer.Bitcoin.com section has now added an educational resource for newcomers and veterans called Mastering Bitcoin Cash. The documentation offers a comprehensive overview of BCH basics…

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Brazilian Supermarket Chain Now Accepts Payment in Bitcoin

A Rio de Janeiro supermarket chain, Oásis Supermercados, is now accepting payment in bitcoin core, bitcoin cash and litecoin. It joins a growing number of Brazilian businesses in construction, ecommerce, hospitality and transport, already taking payment in cryptocurrency. Also read: Pan-African Bitcoin Exchange Kubitx Goes Live, Launches OTC Wallet Shopping the Cryptocurrency Way Beginning Dec. 18,…

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Stratis (Strat) becomes highest gainers, set to hit nearest resistance levels

Altcoins have not been left out in garnering massive profits. Yesterday, an Altcoin (MonaCoin) emerged the best performing coin, today, BCH and Strat have taken the baton to lead the market with gains of 41% and 37% respectively. Bitcoin Cash has been one of the biggest benefactors of the ongoing bull run and has since…

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8 Days of Christmas: Coinbase Adds Crypto-to-Crypto Trading

Photo: The Coinbase Blog Coinbase said they believe it’s important that they build features that let people take advantage of the unique attributes of cryptocurrency. That’s why they’ve decided to roll out a new feature called Convert, which customers can use to convert one cryptocurrency into another. “We’ll be gradually rolling out the ability to convert…

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Roger Ver Interview: 'Of Course' I Hold More BCH Than BTC

Bitcoinist spoke with Bitcoin Cash advocate and owner of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, about the BCH ‘hash war,’ his controversial website branding of Bitcoin (BTC) as ‘Bitcoin Core,’ and why he believes Bitcoin developers are “economically illiterate.” Bitcoinist: Bitcoin Cash just went thru a ‘hash war’ with Craig Wright/Ayre splitting off to a new chain called…

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] and Bitcoin SV [BSV] remain biggest losers among top ten club as bear takes charge

The ongoing bear market does not seem to be reaching the end of its tenure with several cryptocurrencies still feeling the pressure of the bear. Popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] and XRP have all be seen sliding without any source of reprieve. In a 24- hour time frame, Bitcoin Cash [BCH]. Bitcoin…

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Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Launches Trading Platform in Panama

On Wednesday Dec. 12, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint announced the launch of a crypto-to-fiat trading platform in Panama. The regulatory-compliant exchange will offer USD pairs with top cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, ethereum, bitcoin core, litecoin, and ripple. Also read: BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol Bitpoint Japan Expands to Latin America Bitpoint…

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The Daily: CEX.io Enforces KYC, Okex Updates BCH Ticker

In today’s edition of The Daily we cover another cryptocurrency venue that now requires verification from traders, the latest exchange to update the BCH ticker since the recent hard fork, a new solution for reporting crypto taxes for cannabis merchants, and a new way in which founders are demonstrating commitment to their crypto businesses. Also…

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Onegold Customers Can Now Purchase Digital Bullion With Bitcoin

Online bullion marketplace Onegold announced on Tuesday that its customers can now purchase precious metals with bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC). Onegold’s digital silver and gold products are fully allocated physical metals stored at the Royal Canadian Mint and can be redeemed at any time through Apmex. Also read: Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released…

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Text-Enabled BCH Payments Now Available in 35 Countries With Cointext

Cointext has announced that its bitcoin cash wallet service has just launched in the Ukraine and Italy. Cointext is now connected to 35 countries worldwide and the wallet works on any smartphone as well as basic feature phones. Also read: Simple Ledger Developers Publish Monthly Puzzle With Bitcoin Cash Treasure Cointext Connects to the Ukraine and…

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From $11,500 to $117: Is Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Entering Death Spiral?

The Bitcoin Cash price continues to record new yearly lows, currently trading within its fifth consecutive session in the red. The BCH/USD rate has dropped below $120 in the latest sell-off, noting more than 97% depreciation since its all-time high. Since November 7, when the pair was trading at $638, it has tanked more than…

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Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items Priced in Cryptocurrency

A new Russian online marketplace that allows users to buy and sell goods and services priced in cryptocurrency has rapidly expanded in recent months. The Mentalmarket website has been publishing a growing number of ads in a dozen categories, from “cryptoindustry” to “real estate.”  Also read: Russian Miners Sell Their Equipment Amid Market Plunge Audis…

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Chatter Report: Buy Walls, Miner Anonymity and Bitcoin vs. the State

In today’s edition of Chatter Report, crypto influencers debate the importance of buy walls to support crypto prices, reason for and against miner anonymity and ponder the outcome of governments attacking bitcoin. Hodlers of Last Resort and Buy Walls Early bitcoin adopter and investor in Kraken, Trace Mayer, argues that crypto market capitalizations are important,…

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