There’s never a bad time to be sending and receiving bitcoin, but right now is especially good. Fees are at the lowest in 18 months, with the average transaction value now under a dollar. This contrasts starkly with the latter quarter of last year, when rising fees peaked at...
Banks and bitcoin are odd bedfellows, but they do share some things in common. To its proponents, bitcoin is the future of money, but it still takes “traditional” money to purchase cryptocurrency, and right now, banks control the conduits. If these oligarchs have their way, they’ll also have a...
In the past week, three of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges have cut bitcoin withdrawal fees by up to half. While the average price of sending bitcoin has been falling for weeks, these savings had yet to be passed on to exchange customers. Now Binance, Bitfinex, and Kraken have...
This week the cryptocurrency-infused Bittorrent client, Joystream, has announced the streaming platform will go live on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) mainnet within days. Also read: Crypto Influencers Is a Who’s Who of Crypto Twitter Joystream Plans to Go Live on Bitcoin Cash Mainnet in Days Joystream is a Bittorrent application that offers...
Developers of the most popular bitcoin implementation software have big dreams of crafting a truly global form of money, and as such, you can say they have a lot on their plates.The breadth of their to-do lists was easy to see at a recent annual meeting in New York,...
Just recently a development team from the UK has created a bitcoin cash (BCH) point-of-sale server which allows brick and mortar merchants to accept BCH as a form of payment in-store. The startup has started an initial pre-sale, and BCH Mini-POS devices will begin shipping this summer. Also read: Québec Premier:...
Major accounting firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), has announced that it is currently trialing a blockchain analytics tool designed to trade digital tokens from launch. PwC has stated that the software will assist companies in guarding against the misuse of their tokens for illicit purposes. Also Read: Study Finds $3B Worth of...
The Lloyd's Register Foundation, a British non-profit, has announced a new initiative that aims to use blockchain tech to improve safety on the high seas.Dubbed Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL) and announced Thursday, the project is being founded in partnership with Denmark-based Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC). The labs will look at...
Edward Snowden, who became notorious for exposing the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA) massive surveillance agenda in 2013, has said bitcoin's central flaw may not lie in its transaction rate limitations, but in its public ledger.Speaking to the audience via webcam at a Blockstack event in Berlin early March, Snowden for...
Thomson Reuters Corp has announced the launch of a gauge tracking the sentiment of cryptocurrency traders. The metric will track and examine discourse regarding bitcoin on hundreds of major social media websites and news outlets in order to estimate the majority sentiment of the bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets. Also Read: The...