Czech Utility Company Introduces Crypto Payments

One of the largest energy suppliers in the Czech Republic has recently announced plans to start accepting cryptocurrency from its customers. The bitcoin payment option should be available as early as next month, its management said. The company is about… Continue Reading →

Date Set: Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Will Launch 7nm Bitcoin Miner on June 6

Japan’s GMO Internet announced that it will unveil its flagship bitcoin mining machine, called GMO miner B2, equipped with the 7nm chips on June 6. Interested customers can register now for the upcoming information session. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance… Continue Reading →

Police Officers in Ukraine Caught Secretly Mining Crypto at Work for Four Months

Employees of a regional police department in Ukraine were recently caught mining cryptocurrencies using the department’s resources, according to the court document. They had been mining for four months before they got caught and their mining farm seized. Also read: Yahoo!… Continue Reading →

Tezos Community Petitions to End the Class Action Lawsuits

Tezos was conceived as a governance-based blockchain to rival Ethereum, but it’s become more synonymous with protracted legal battles and internecine conflict. As the latest class action lawsuit drags its way through the courts, the Tezos community has petitioned for… Continue Reading →

Coinjar Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Supporting AUD Pairings

Coinjar has announced the launch of a cryptocurrency exchange that will exclusively offer AUD currency for fiat pairings. The exchange currently offers AUD and BTC pairings for bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple. Also Read: US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in… Continue Reading →

Coinbase Acquires Ethereum-powered Exchange Paradex and Retires GDAX

Global cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently announced on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the acquisition of Paradex, a relay platform that allows users to trade cryptocurrencies directly with one another. According to Reuters, Coinbase is looking to improve the technology and expand… Continue Reading →

BCH Payment Processor Bitek Allows Colombian Merchants to Convert to Pesos

Two Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents, Javier Barrera and Andrés Rivera, believe the evolution of cryptocurrency will be bolstered by the BCH network so they recently developed a payment processor called The company offers merchant processing with payable invoices, and… Continue Reading →

DoJ Probe to Examine Bitcoin Exchanges For Alleged Price Manipulation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has been keeping an eye on the alluring volatility of the price of bitcoin, with reports emerging of a launch of criminal probe for price manipulation on exchanges. Bloomberg reported May 24, 2018, the… Continue Reading →

Zimbabwe High Court Reverses Central Bank’s Cryptocurrency Ban

Just recently reported on the Zimbabwe-based exchange Golix filing a lawsuit over the recent Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) ‘cryptocurrency ban’ that was issued in a financial guidance circular earlier this month. Now, according to numerous regional reports, the… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 Million

It appears Bitcoin Gold (BTG) has been double spend attacked over and over again, totalling something in the neighborhood of $18 million at current prices. BTG forums seem to have been tracking the hack, going as far back as last… Continue Reading →

Blockchain Apps are Taking Over the South Korean Market, Cryptocurrency Incentive

GoCryptobot, Calorie Coin, and many other blockchain and cryptocurrency-based mobile applications have taken over the South Korean app market, competing against traditional applications and conventional platforms. Blockchain Games Some of the biggest conglomerates in South Korea such as Kakao and… Continue Reading →

2018 U.S. China Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference Announced

The 2018 U.S. China Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference at LAX Marriott Hotel on August 22, 2018, is organized by Blockchain China Connect, Artisan Business Group, Inc., and partnered with The conference is the only Sino-U.S. investment and funding focused… Continue Reading →

Ireland Clarifies Taxation of Crypto Transactions

The Irish revenue service has published a manual with guidelines aimed at eliminating the uncertainty surrounding the taxation of crypto transactions. Investors and traders of digital coins, businesses working with cryptocurrency and tax advisors, of course, can now find answers… Continue Reading →

The State of Cryptocurrency Adoption by Online Merchants

Online payments have always been identified as a real area for disruption by cryptocurrencies. The emergence of digital currencies supported by trusted blockchain technology, offering fast and low-cost transactions have all the makings of an online merchant favorite. It makes… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Sidechain Project Tari to Build a Decentralized Assets Protocol on Monero

Building on the work he’s done with Monero (XMR) in the past, core team developer Riccardo “Fluffy Pony” Spagni is primed to launch a decentralized assets framework on the privacy-centric protocol, along with Naveen Jain and Dan Teree. The move… Continue Reading →

Forensic Analysis of the Verge Cryptocurrency Hack

In the space of fewer than two months, Verge has suffered two high-profile cryptocurrency hacks. In April, news broke out that hackers had commandeered the network, successfully compromising the system and earning all the block mining rewards within a specific… Continue Reading →

US Justice Department Investigates Price Manipulation in Bitcoin Market

Have you ever felt that someone is controlling the crypto markets, increasing prices to lure you in and crash it all as soon as you buy? Well, US authorities have apparently heard your whining because they are now reportedly suspicious… Continue Reading →

One Step Ahead: How Super Nodes Will Transform Blockchain Data Security

In this guest post, Rob Viglione, Co-founder of ZenCash, explains the concept of super nodes and how they can be beneficial to a blockchain network. In a 1951 interview, notorious American bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed… Continue Reading →

I think this misses the fact that the sharding spec contains multiple heuristics that allows users…

I think this misses the fact that the sharding spec contains multiple heuristics that allows users to get pretty good guarantees about data availability and correctness even in the case of a malicious 51% attacker. See: ethereum/research As well as… Continue Reading →

CNBC Hit with Controversy over Fast Money Segment Covering Bitcoin Cash

CNBC Fast Money aired a segment with crypto investor Brian Kelly promoting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on the channel, even stating that it is “the must-own digital currency” of the moment. According to Kelly, the altcoin’s worth will skyrocket thanks to… Continue Reading →

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