Hacker Livestreams 51% Attack on Bitcoin Private

Hacker Livestreams 51% Attack on Bitcoin Private On Oct. 13, ethical hacker “Geocold” followed through on his promise to 51 percent attack an altcoin. He eventually settled on Bitcoin Private (BTCP), and quickly gained majority hashrate control, but the spectacle was fraught with setbacks, including censorship from two streaming services […]

Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver on Blockchain Hype, Scalability a Top Concern

Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver on Blockchain Hype, Scalability a Top Concern A new report from Greenwich Associates, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry, tries to answer the question: “Why have the tech and financial industries lagged their own blockchain expectations?” It identifies […]

Bitcoin Cash Developers Are Building Tools for Better BCH Fungibility

Bitcoin Cash Developers Are Building Tools for Better BCH Fungibility On Oct. 12 the Bitcoin Cash developer Chris Troutner published a new shuffling protocol concept called Tokenshuffle, a platform that aims to anonymize BCH transactions. Meanwhile, the Cashshuffle project has recently outlined the platform’s roadmap and accomplishments so far. Over […]

Church Mining Cryptocurrency Told to Pay Higher Electricity Rates

Church Mining Cryptocurrency Told to Pay Higher Electricity Rates The outcome of a court case in Russia may affect the popular practice of cryptocurrency mining in basements and garages. According to a recent ruling, a church in Irkutsk must pay higher electricity rates for installing and running mining hardware on […]

Korean Government Expected to Announce ICO Stance in November, Official Says

Korean Government Expected to Announce ICO Stance in November, Official Says The South Korean government is expected to announce its position on initial coin offerings in November, according to a high-ranking official. The decision will follow the outcome of the survey which the country’s Financial Supervisory Service recently sent out […]

Bitcoin Markets Comprise Imminent Alternative to Foreign Exchange

Bitcoin Markets Comprise Imminent Alternative to Foreign Exchange A report authored by researchers from the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics has found that Bitcoin is maturing. The report, courtesy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow, concludes that Bitcoin carries “concrete potential of imminently becoming a regular market” […]