Elon Musk Mocks Bitcoin Security And Scams With Tongue-In-Cheek Tweet

Bitcoin is often mocked by the wider cryptocurrency sector for its older technology compared to some of its newer peers and now Elon Musk, a serial entrepreneur who’s no stranger to controversy, has lampooned the bitcoin scams that plague Twitter and other social networks. Musk, the founder of electric car company Tesla and aerospace manufacturer SpaceX, is […]

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Kenyan crypto-currency pioneer: ‘I make my money from Bitcoin and tasty roast meat’

The towering vista of Mount Kenya provides an unlikely backdrop to a tech-savvy Kenyan restaurant that has embraced crypto-currencies as a form of payment. Betty’s Place specialises in “nyama choma”, a lip-smacking goat meat barbeque that is a firm favourite amongst Kenyans. Located in the rural town of Nyeri, about 150km (90 miles) outside the […]

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DigitalMint selling Bitcoin on demand in Sioux City, South Sioux City

SIOUX CITY — Cash is easy enough to get when you have a bank account — ATMs have been spitting out $20 bills for decades. What if you have cash, but want cryptocurrency?  DigitalMint, a Chicago-based chain of Bitcoin ATMs and teller windows, opened a retail outlet in Sioux City in early October. A store […]

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Sorry, I Turned Off My Bitcoin Faucet (Because Money)

Ofir Beigel is the general manager of 99 Bitcoins, an informational site for newcomers to the space. In November 2015, I started operating 99Bitcoins’ faucet. Almost three years later, on Oct. 8, I shut it down. Throughout its history, the faucet paid out over 12.795 bitcoins to its users. Here’s its story. What are cryptocurrency […]

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Bitcoin Congestion Reaches 95%; Fees Remain Relatively Low

Bitcoin blocks experienced up to 95 percent congestion this month, but it didn’t impact its transaction fees, which remain at around $0.1 Cryptocurrency analyst Willy Woo published a graph to demonstrate a stark comparison between BTC transaction fees in two separate congestion episodes. The first case was from 2017, the year that witnessed Bitcoin congestion […]

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Bitcoin And Blockchain Jobs In The US Are Surging

The U.S. jobs boom, which saw a record 7.14 million unfilled positions in August — coupled with last year’s bitcoin mania — has resulted in a 300% increase in the number of jobs related to bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain over the last 12 months, according to new research from jobs site Glassdoor.  As of August 2018, there were 1,775 bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin – Hold On – The Ride’s Just Starting!

Bitcoin (BTC-USD) may have dropped to the point that some say this cryptocurrency has run its course, but the party for those who take this sector seriously is just getting started. In this article, I’ll discuss the chart pattern expectations for Bitcoin and how to reliably forecast price machinations in this volatile sector. Attempting to […]

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China’s Bitcoin Dominance Is Worrying Trump’s White House — And Pushing It Toward Ripple

China is, by some distance, the undisputed world leader in bitcoin mining — with Chinese mining pools controlling more than 70% of the bitcoin network’s collective hash rate (a higher hash rate is better when mining cryptocurrencies as it increases your chance of finding the next block on the chain and receiving the bitcoin reward). Many in the […]

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