Bitstamp Unveils Bitcoin Lightning Network Node

On July 8 the Lightning Network got a huge publicity boost as Bitstamp announced that it had launched its own Lightning node. Another Step Toward Widespread Adoption On Monday Bitstamp revealed that it had launched a Bitcoin Lightning node to further facilitate the growth of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN). The European cryptocurrency exchange said that […]

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Uber IPO: Cryptocurrency Will Be a ‘Huge Beneficiary’

Uber Technologies Inc. expects a valuation of about USD 100 billion when listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Large IPOs such as Uber’s and others could bring spectacular benefits to the crypto industry. At the same time, business solutions allowing Uber users to pay with Bitcoin are now moving to center stage. Uber IPO: […]

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Did Ripple Pay Coinbase to Break Its Own Policy and List XRP?

As XRP trading went fully live on Coinbase Pro, a new report outlines that the cryptocurrency exchange has violated its very own listing framework.  Coinbase Breaching Its Own Rules XRP trading went live on Coinbase Pro on February 25th. Formerly known as GDAX, the platform provides traders with more advanced features compared to the regular […]

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Coinbase Cloud Storage For Private Keys Generates Wide-Scale Backlash

Cryptocurrency users and business figures alike are reacting with suspicion to a bizarre new security feature unveiled by US exchange Coinbase this week. Back Up Your Funds With ‘Just A Password’ In a blog post February 12, Coinbase announced traders and wallet holders could now store a back-up of their private keys using iCloud or […]

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Gab Says Bitcoin is The Clear Solution as ‘Free Speech Money’

Censorship-free social media platform, Gab, took to Twitter to proclaim the gospel according to Bitcoin. Describing the grandaddy of cryptocurrency as “free speech money,” it pledged to educate its near million-strong community. The Next Evolution Of Online Payments In recent tweets, Gab calls for the next evolution of online payments, in the form of un-censorable […]

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Coinbase Slammed For Venezuela ZCash Airdrop Being an ‘Advertising Strategy’

US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has received intense criticism for giving Venezuelan families a grand total of $1 per day – in altcoin ZCash, which it added to its books days previously. Scroogebase? In a blog post December 11, executives claimed that the initiative dubbed the “12 Days of Coinbase,” was meant to “empower those who […]

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Hacker Steals $1 Million Using Just a Phone Number

In a method known as “SIM swapping,” 21-year-old hacker Nicholas Truglia stole $1 million from a San Francisco executive and hacked the phones of a number of other Silicon Valley and blockchain executives. A felony complaint filed this month in California’s state court reveals details of the ongoing case against Nicholas Truglia. Truglia has been charged […]

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Square’s Debut of Payment Terminal Triggers Fresh Bitcoin Acceptance Rumors

Consumer and merchant payment network Square Inc. unveiled a point-of-sale (PoS) terminal October 19 in a move which sparked excitement about possible Bitcoin integration. Bitcoin PoS Next For Square? Unveiled on social media and in an interview with tech outlet Nerdist, Square’s device is designed as a standalone solution for merchants wishing to accept card […]

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Coinbase Pro Adds 0x (ZRX) Token Ahead of Mass Rollout

US cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase confirmed it would open trading for decentralized Ethereum token trading platform 0x’s native ZRX token on Coinbase Pro. Coinbase Opens ZRX Deposits In a blog post and tweet, officials revealed ZRX would fast go live on the Coinbase Pro professional trader platform, with Coinbase.com and apps to follow […]

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Crypto-Lobbyists in D.C. Fight For the Best Frameworks

A handful of cryptocurrency and blockchain lobbyists are working to promote and explain the technology to U.S lawmakers and regulators.  The hope is to nurture the development of regulatory frameworks which will help the crypto-space, rather than hinder it. The Blockchain Association One of the capital’s newest lobbying groups, the Blockchain Association, launched officially in […]

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