What We Know About Bitcoin Cash’s Two Blockchains

At 18:02 UTC, the bitcoin cash blockchain officially split in two. With one iteration of the bitcoin cash protocol called Bitcoin “Satoshi’s Vision” or Bitcoin SV directly opposing the upgrades introduced through another implementation called Bitcoin ABC, the blockchain forked into two distinct networks. And while a so-called “hash war “had been greatly anticipated, for now […]

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Traders Now Betting 2-to-1 Bitcoin Cash Fork Will Cause Price Decline

New data is offering insight into how crypto traders are pricing in a coming technical update to bitcoin cash, one that could cause the world’s fourth most valuable blockchain to split into two competing networks. At press time, there are now almost twice as many open short positions betting that the price of bitcoin cash […]

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Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously

A new use case is emerging for cryptocurrency: helping women who’ve suffered sexual harassment or assault gain financial independence while also protecting their privacy. Case in point, a sexual assault survivor used the crypto-powered payment processor Seeds to crowdfund $500 in September after the trauma left her unable to work for several months. Had she […]

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Judge Lifts Order to Freeze Charlie Shrem’s Assets in Winklevoss Case

Early bitcoin supporter and entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has won his first battle in an ongoing lawsuit filed against him by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss and their firm, Winklevoss Capital Fund. According to a court document filed Thursday by federal Judge Jed Rakoff, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a […]

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Crypto Exchange Poloniex Announces ‘Pre-Fork’ Trading for Bitcoin Cash Split

Poloniex will be the first exchange to offer trading for the pending bitcoin cash (BCH) hard fork amid the debate that has raged since mid-year. Starting Wednesday night, Poloniex will be the first exchange to offer customers the bitcoin cash ABC (BCHABC) and bitcoin cash SV (BCHSV) trading tokens. This is the first time Poloniex […]

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Bitcoin Cash Price Climbs 11% to Hit 2-Month High

The price of bitcoin cash rose more than 11 percent on Tuesday, pushing its price to a new two-month high. Market data shows that the cryptocurrency’s price has risen 30 percent since Sunday, and is currently trading at roughly $623. Bitcoin cash is the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, CoinMarketCap data shows. The price of […]

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XRP Nears 50 Cents as Price Rises to One-Month Highs

The price of XRP, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, jumped 6 percent on Monday, to reach its highest total in 30 days, according to CoinDesk data. At 15:01 UTC, the cryptocurrency rose to $0.49 cents for the first time since Oct. 8, and was last seen trading at $0.4950, marking roughly a 6.14 percent […]

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PBoC Looks to Tackle Airdrop Tokens Market in New Clampdown

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the country’s central bank, is looking to clamp down on airdrops – free distributions of crypto tokens. In its financial stability report for 2018, released on Friday, the PBoC said that “disguised” initial coin offerings (ICOs) including airdrops continue to grow in number, despite its previous efforts at cracking down […]

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Bitcoin Brought Us a New World We Could Have Only Imagined

Mike Belshe is the co-founder and CEO of BitGo. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. In the 10 years since the bitcoin white paper was released, our understanding of the world around us has changed. The introduction of a global, digital currency that can exist […]

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There’s a New Plan to Build the Hardware for Ethereum 2.0

The Ethereum Foundation is funding efforts to create specializing mining hardware in partnership with blockchain data storage network Filecoin. Announced Thursday at Devcon, the annual gathering of developers in Prague, Ethereum Foundation researcher Justin Drake unveiled preliminary designs for application-specific integrated circuits, or ASICs, that will support an upcoming ethereum technology called the “beacon chain.” In […]

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