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Attending BlockShow Berlin 2018

Blockshow Europe is major European conference organized by The Cointelegraph event about Blockchain in which the most recent industry trends and insights will be unveiled. It is a great opportunity to bring together the international Blockchain community and Blockchain Business…

The Lightning Network goes live

The Lightning Network (LN) is live on mainnet: there are already more than 793 nodes and 1683 channels operating on a global level. The most update graphical visualization of LN can be found at this link https://lnmainnet.gaben.win/ LN is a “second layer” payment…

Bitcoin Cash to fork Bitcoin on August 1st

On August 1 2017 12:20 UTC, Bitcoin Cash developers will split off from the original Bitcoin blockchain thus creating a new coin called Bitcoin Cash. Bitcoin Cash is essentially a fork of the ledger, that means Bitcoin owners will own the…

Bitcoin on the verge of activating BIP91

There have been some very important BIPs (Bitcoin Improvement Proposals) over the last year and a half. The most notorious one is Segregated Witness or SegWit as it is called today. Segregated Witness is a way to scale the protocol…

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

Abstract A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution. Digital signatures provide part of the solution, but the main benefits are lost…

What is Blockchain technology

The word Blockchain as it is intended today has come a long way: it should be noticed that the term itself cannot be found in the original Bitcoin white paper written by the unknown Satoshi Nakamoto who defined at first…

Hayek Money: The Cryptocurrency Price Stability Solution

Abstract Bitcoin has enabled competition between digital cryptocurrencies and traditional legal tender fiat currencies. Despite rapidly increasing acceptance, so far the affirmation of cryptocurrency as better money has been thwarted by dramatic deflationary price instability. Successful at disposing of any…

Intro to Initial Coin Offerings – ICOs

The name reminds that of IPOs or Initial Public Offerings (IPO) where stocks of a private company are offered to the public. ICOs or Initial Coin Offerings are quite the same but instead of stocks, blockchain or non-blockchain based coins…

Litecoin gains traction

After a successful SegWit (Segregated Witness) implementation in May Litecoin saw a huge growth recently. For a long time span Litecoin has been hovering on the $3 range while after SegWit tentative implementation was announced by Charlie Lee, Litecoin main…

Scaling Bitcoin: ready, set, go

Over the next weekend in Milan (8-9 October) some of the biggest players involved in Bitcoin will try to discuss and analyze on how to shape Bitcoin’s future to effectively tackle further scalability issues. The Scaling Bitcoin Workshop sold out…

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