Institutional investors are at the forefront of trading in crypto currencies, according to a report published yesterday. These investors, who in some cases represent hedge funds, have displaced individuals with greater purchasing power as the biggest bitcoin buyers, after making private transactions, some of them as large as ...
Bitcoin's market capitalization on September 3 was $125.2 billion. The bitcoin price currently stands at USD 7,262, with a total supply of just under 17.25 million bitcoin. But what does this value actually say about the Bitcoin ecosystem and the Bitcoin price? Some thoughts on market capitalization. Like so much...
The upcoming Constantinople Hard Fork as well as the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork are subject to strong tensions in the communities. Firefox will block cryptomining scripts in the future, while Coinbase ships its cold storage in a Faraday cage. The Tech echo. On the technical side, the past week was...
Earning crazy money with bitcoin is fun. But paying taxes on those bucks is a little less fun for majority of investors. According to reports from Credit Karma tax platform, revealed by CNBC, fewer than 100 people out of 250,000 who claimed to have holdings in crypto reported capital gains...
Since the first decentralized blockchain-based cryptomoney (Bitcoin), there have been attempts to take over the network, which is called a "51% attack". 51% attack refers to an attack on a blockchain – usually bitcoin's, for which such an attack is still hypothetical – by a group of miners controlling more than 50% of the network's mining hashrate,...
Raleigh, NC, USA — Moon Banking, where users rank banks on crypto-friendliness, released the world's first production API funded by the Lightning Network on Friday.   The Moon Banking API utilizes the LND implementation of the Lightning Network to accept payments for API quota. The API allows users to put data about the...
The last weeks and months have been anything but rosy for the crypto market. Falling prices and bad news have strongly affected the mood in the crypto-ecosystem - the buzzword FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) made big waves. Some reports quickly gave the impression that the crypto-economy was at...
Bitcoin prices skyrocketed today, soaring almost $1,000 in one hour. And a question on everyone's lips is why? There appears to be no obvious reason for the large move, but traders are speculating about what may be going on. A narrative that big money is manipulating Bitcoin markets continues to hold traction....
Earlier this week, BMO Financial Group (Bank of Montreal) has banned credit and debit card ‎customers from buying cryptocurrencies, another blow for the crypto-traders ‎who recently saw a sizable number of banks deciding not to ‎finance the cryptocurrency asset class. BMO’s decision followed several of the biggest Canadian banks banning...
Although Lightning Netwok is still in beta, number of wallets and apps built for it (named conveniently LApps) grows like mushrooms after rain. Here are some of the most interesting ones listed in the LN apps and wallets directory. LNCast is a podcatcher that allows creators to monetize their podcasts using micropayments on...