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SegWit2x: Bitcoin’s latest upgrade

SegWit2x What Does it Mean For Bitcoin

Bitcoin may have been “stagnant” for a while, according to Rob Viglione, co founder of ZenCash, but on Friday it welcomed its latest software upgrade to support its rapidly increasing number of transactions, leading the cryptocurrency into a boom. The interest and demand for Bitcoin has grown year on year …

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Could Bitcoin save Venezuela from financial meltdown?

The financial situation in Venezuela is reaching new chaotic heights. The problem of rampaging inflation is largely the result of the mismanagement of its funds by the banks, and also the government’s apparent inability to do anything about the situation. So could Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies be used to solve …

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Swiss Bank offers bitcoin investments

Falcon Private Bank

Zurich-based Falcon Private Bank has become the first conventional bank to offer to sell bitcoins to its affluent clients. The Swiss investment firm has made it possible for investors who use its boutique banking services to request that bitcoins are added to their portfolio. The bank will then purchase and …

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CEO highlights rapid appreciation of Bitcoin

CEO highlights rapid appreciation of Bitcoin

Overstock is an American giant of the online retail world, and its CEO Jonathan Johnson has spoken out about both the growth of Bitcoin and at his surprise that, despite its quick appreciation, it is not accepted as a form of transaction in more online locations. Johnson speaks from a …

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How Blockchain Could Change The Way Businesses Work

What is a Cryptocurrency?

Blockchain could potentially be the future of all future business transactions. But what is blockchain and what’s the big deal? What is blockchain? Put simply, it is a method of recording data. In effect, it is a digital ledger of agreements, contracts, and transactions that is distributed across many thousands …

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How Bitcoin ould help decentralise the internet

One of the big problems with the existing internet is that it is controlled. It relies on massive server farms, internet service providers, corporations and governments to keep running. The Bitcoin blockchain indicated the way an alternative could be devised: an internet with no center, no control, and no server …

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Will Ethereum eclipse Bitcoin?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you’ll have heard of Bitcoin and its dramatic recent rise in value. Just this year alone, Bitcoin price has surged from around $1,000 per coin in January to a high of $3,000 in June. Cryptocurrencies have now …

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Can new cryptocurrencies boost the industry?

The trouble with the Bitcoin market, indeed any online market, is that rivals can set up a clone or competitor with relative ease. For the cryptocurrency industry, this creates both risks and opportunities. Negative impact of Bitcoin alternatives The growing number of smaller players may create alternatives, but they dilute …

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What is Bitcoin? A beginner’s overview

Bitcoin first emerged in 2008, following accusations that major banks were misusing borrowers’ money, fixing the system and charging huge fees for the privilege. The pioneer of Bitcoin – a mysterious individual or group of individuals known only as Satoshi Nakamoto – wanted to put the seller in the driving …

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