BTCC and BATPOOL support for SegWit2x has taken the overall community consensus beyond the 80 percent threshold needed for adoption. While the figure stood at 71 percent of network hash rate just yesterday, Tuesday has finally seen the number surpass the crucial marker to take effect. SegWit2x, acceptance of which...
Ripple has recaptured its $12 bln market cap as it outperforms all coins in the top ten on Tuesday. Data from Coinmarketcap revealed that the platform’s XRP asset climbed 13% in the 24 hours to press time, reclaiming ground that it lost last month. The performance overshadows the comparatively stagnant...
Although Bitcoin price has struggled to recover back to its newest all-time high at $3,018, avid Bitcoin enthusiast and RT’s Keiser Report host Max Keiser has stated that a new all-time high for Bitcoin price is in sight. Keiser wrote: “New all-time high for Bitcoin in sight. Regulators will be...
American International Group, also known as AIG, has recently announced its issuance of Blockchain-based insurance policy. The insurance giant pilots the first multinational smart contract-based insurance policy using Blockchain in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank and IBM. Blockchain in insurance sector According to AIG, the insurance sector is seen to...
Vinny Lingham has delivered a dose of reason to Bitcoin’s price moon gazers, noting the chances of a $1 million valuation are just 0.25%. In a tweet Sunday, Lingham, who is known for his level-headed appraisals of Bitcoin’s price performance, agreed with comments from Present CEO Naval Ravikant that...
Bitonic, a Dutch Bitcoin company, has recently come out in favor of the BIP148/UASF position for scaling.The company issued a statement that detailed the rationale behind their latest announcement. Bitonic voiced strong opposition in regards to any hard fork option, especially Bitmain’s statements regarding an exclusive hard fork should...
ICOs are the hot new thing in the Blockchain community. The idea behind an initial coin offering is that a company promises to build a Blockchain-based product or service. To raise the funds necessary to the execution of its roadmap, the company issues digital tokens and sells them to...
Alleged Bitcoin investment scheme Ecoin Plus has disappeared and closed its website, leaving investors with nothing. Known variously as Ecoin Plus and empowercoin.com, the tool touted annual returns on submitted Bitcoin investments which increased according to how many coins were contributed. No information is available from developers, with the project...
A Bangalore restaurant’s unsuccessful Bitcoin pilot has cemented views that in India, Bitcoin is not the sensation in real life that it is online. Local news resource Factor Daily reports that a local restaurant, long recognized for its Misal Pav and Mutton Thali, has yet to attract a single...
There are plenty of books written on cryptocurrency, but most of these works are non-fiction. But today we will travel through some fictional stories that mention Bitcoin or make allusions to it in their universes. Сryptocurrencies are growing in popularity nowadays, so not so many authors have devoted...