Bitcoin Trading Plummets in Venezuela Blackout as Government Struggles to Pay Money Printers

Bitcoin use in Venezuela took a hit this week after a persisting electricity blackout appeared to limit the ability of users to transact.  Bitcoin Trades Drop 40 Percent That was the conclusion of some cryptocurrency commentators as data showed weekly trade volumes on P2P platform Localbitcoins fell by 40 percent in the week ending March […]

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Bitcoin Should ‘Depart’ From Proof-of-Work, Says Bank Of International Settlements

Bitcoin figures have dismissed the latest report on cryptocurrencies by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) after it claimed Bitcoin must stop using its Proof-of-Work algorithm. BIS: Bitcoin Must Drop Proof-of-Work The report, ‘Beyond the doomsday economics of “proof-of-work” in cryptocurrencies,’ was released January 21. It focused on double-spend attacks within cryptocurrency blockchains, as well […]

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Satoshi’s Vision ‘Not a New VISA’ But An Alternative to Banks, Says Dan Held

Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto wanted it to be an “alternative to banks,” not a “new VISA,” cryptocurrency veteran and former Blockchain executive Dan Held has said. What’s In A ‘Vision’? In a series of tweets January 14, Held became the latest well-known figure to take issue with pundits who claim Bitcoin’s intended purpose is primarily […]

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The Only Regulated Bitcoin Exchange in Germany Will Become A Bank in 2019

The operator of Germany’s only regulated cryptocurrency exchange has confirmed it will de facto become a bank after securing a 100 percent takeover of Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank. Bitcoin.de Buys Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank Bitcoin Group SE, which operates Bitcoin.de, will be able to offer a raft of services connected with cryptocurrency thanks to a banking license once the […]

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