The LN node count has progressed impressively from 29 nodes in January 2018 to over 1,500 active nodes currently. Lightning has achieved significant growth, both on its testnet and mainnet implementations, since these launched in December 2017. This accomplishment is particularly impressive given that Lightning boasted a measly 29 nodes back in mid-January. Among other...
In November 2017, the share of token sales that reached their hard cap (maximum amount of collected capital) was just 23%. How is it that only less than a quarter of the ICOs were able to reach their cap? Was 2017 the best time for ICOs? It should be noted that...
The crypto currency Dash, currently the twelfth largest worldwide by market capitalization, can now be bought at petrol stations and kiosks. The Austrian Bitcoin broker Coinfinity has been operating Bitcoin vending machines in Austria since 2014. In 2015 Coinfinity also launched a prepaid model called Bitcoinbon , through which credit...
The number of altcoins (alternative crypto coins) that have emerged after nine years of Bitcoin's existence is large, but they are not always highly profitable projects. In this context, a study conducted by computer scientists at Princeton University and the University of California determined that under certain conditions, it...
The number of crypto jacking incidents rose by an astronomical 8,500 per cent in the final quarter of 2017, Symantec has revealed. Hacking computers to surreptitiously siphon off processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies is on the rise according to Symantec. Symantec’s security response team said: “The barrier to entry for coin mining is...
Facebook, Google, Yandex and Twitter imposed bans on ads relating to cryptocurrencies and ICOs. And this might give their legal departments new work to do as multiple cryptocurrency associations from China, S. Korea and Russia plan to sue them. These associations founded a new Eurasian Blockchain Association (EBA) after a...
A. C. Milan, an Italian football club, is in financial trouble and its owner, Chinese tycoon Yonghong Li, was planning to tackle the Rossoneri crisis with crypto coins. However, his attempt was unsuccessful due to Li's own delicate financial situation. The Chinese businessman, in order to acquire the Italian club,...
For over a year, one argument has persisted in discussions about Bitcoin: transaction fees are horrendous. Who wants to use Bitcoin as a means of payment if the fee is higher than the price of the goods purchased? But is this still true? The network raises transaction costs In early 2017,...
The ban will cover advertising of initial coin offerings (ICOs) - popular crowdfunding method used to raise cash by creating new coins - as well as token sales and crypto-wallet services, the San-Francisco-based firm told Reuters. Ads for cryptocurrency exchanges will also be banned — with some limited exceptions. However, exchanges won't...
last year Minsk made a strategic decision to embrace crypto, surprising many of its critics. In December, President Lukashenko Decree №8 to legalize cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and smart contracts. It on March 28 and introduces tax breaks and other incentives for crypto-related activities until 2023, in order to...