Tag Archives: Bitcoin News

Cornell Professor Claims Ethereum is More Distributed and Decentralized Than Bitcoin

According to a study led by Cornell professor Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell research professor Robbert van Renesse, and LinkedIn researcher Adem Efe Gencer, Ethereum’s nodes are better distributed than bitcoin, and thus the network is more decentralized than bitcoin. The paper entitled “Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum” analyzed nodes in the (more…)

BTC.com Lowers Bitcoin Transaction Costs Through Dynamic Fees and SegWit

BTC.com, the first bitcoin wallet platform in the cryptocurrency market to integrate Bitcoin Cash and SegWit simultaneously, has recently implemented a dynamic fee system to automatically calculate the lowest fee users can attach to have their transactions processed on the Bitcoin blockchain network. In a blog post published on January 11th, (more…)

Ethereum Pioneer and Early Contributor Says ETH Could Triple in 2018

Ether, the cryptocurrency native to the Ethereum network, could triple in value in 2018 as businesses in various industries are beginning to recognize the potential of Ethereum. The surge in the number of projects being built on the platform, coupled with increasing public interest in the cryptocurrency market, could push (more…)

South Korean Police Did Not Raid Cryptocurrency Exchanges, FUD Triggers Market

This week, several Western mainstream media outlets have falsely reported that South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges were “raided” by local police and authorities. More inaccurate reports regarding the current state of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange market led the entire cryptocurrency market to decline in value, demonstrating a similar effect to that (more…)

Crypto Craze: Towards A Bursting Bubble?

Cryptocurrencies had an incredible year in 2017: Bitcoin jumped more than 1,300%, Ethereum rallied 8,600%, and the overall cryptocurrency market rose to nearly US$650 billion by the end of the year, an astronomical 3,720% increase compared with January’s “tiny” US$17 billion market capitalization. 2017 was the year that smaller, lesser known (more…)

South Korean Investor Brags About $24 Million Bitcoin Profit, Government Now Chasing Taxes

On January 9, MoneyToday, one of the most widely read finance and business news publications in South Korea, reported that a South Korean investor has made a $22 million profit off a $90 investment in bitcoin he likely made in 2011. For a $90 investment to turn into $22 million, the (more…)

Charlie Lee Wants to Test a New Solution for Bitcoin Fee Estimation on Litecoin

Litecoin, which is an altcoin that has long been marketed as the “silver to bitcoin’s gold”, was not the most difficult thing for creator Charlie Lee to launch. He simply took the Bitcoin Core codebase, changed a few parameters (such as the block time and mining algorithm), and then posted (more…)

South Korean Cryptocurrency Mania: Exchanges are Adding More Employees Than Banks

South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges including Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit are adding more employees than banks and financial institutions, local mainstream news networks have reported. YTN, one of South Korea’s largest mainstream media outlets, revealed that Bithumb, which processes more than $2.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency trades on a daily basis, has (more…)

Founders Fund Unveils US$15-20 Million Investment in Bitcoin; Price Rises 13%

Image via Pixabay The price of Bitcoin rose 13% on Wednesday following reports that Founders Fund, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has been buying the cryptocurrency since 2012, totaling no more than US$20 million. Those bitcoin holdings are now worth several hundred million dollars, people familiar (more…)

South Korea’s Bitcoin Regulation is Highly Optimistic, False Reports Claim Ban

Over the past 24 hours, a series of false reports from news publications including Reuters have claimed that the South Korean government is planning on banning or closing down cryptocurrency exchanges. An initial report from Reuters, which has since been corrected, stated that the South Korean government is expected to close (more…)