Chinese Exchange BTCC Shuts Down Mining Pool

Chinese Exchange BTCC Shuts Down Mining Pool

Chinese-owned BTCC cryptocurrency exchange is shutting down its mining pool servers on 15 November 2018, according to a company announcement released this week. In its statement, it said that BTCC Pool Limited, the mining operation arm of the exchange, contributed a great deal to the “development of the blockchain ecosystem” but will now cease its […]

Bitcoin Mining Hash Rate Plateaus Near 50 Exahash/s

Bitcoin Mining Hash Rate Plateaus Near 50 Exahash/s

The Bitcoin mining hash rate, a measure of the total mining power securing the Bitcoin network, has been at a plateau near 50 Exahash/s since August 2018. This follows three years of rapidly accelerating hash rate on the Bitcoin network, indicating a shift in the mining industry. In late July, the Bitcoin mining hash rate […]

Marshall Islands President in Hot Water over National Crypto

President Of Marshall Islands Lands In Hot Water Over National Crypto

The President of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, has landed in hot water over the attempted launch of a national cryptocurrency. A vote of no confidence will be conducted on 12 November 2018 in the Nitijela, the Marshallese parliament. This vote itself will not have the power to impeach Heine but it could be the […] Daily Podcast 5th November 2018: The Bitcoin White Paper Daily Podcast 1st November 2018

Listen to the 5 November 2018 Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url = “”] On this edition of the Daily Podcast, we discuss Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper, which started the entire crypto space. Follow the Bitcoin News Daily Podcast on Anchor, iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, Pocket Casts, Overcast, Castbox, and Breaker. We broadcast a new episode every day, covering the most […]

Opinion: Bitcoin White Paper – An Overlooked Benchmark

Bitcoin White Paper Deep Dive

The 10th anniversary of the Bitcoin white paper has officially passed, with it first being published by Satoshi Nakamoto on 31 October 2008, almost a week ago. While Bitcoin is widely-acknowledged as the first recognized cryptocurrency and a precursor to blockchain innovation, its technological mark on history is often overlooked. Instead, its incredible growth in value […]

India Completes First Business Transaction on Blockchain

India Completes First Business Transaction on Blockchain

The largest private sector company in India, Reliance Industries, has successfully partnered in a blockchain business transaction in a first for the country. Reliance, an oil and energy conglomerate looked after by the wealthy Ambani family, has completed a DLT-based transaction from US-based Tricon Energy which is a worldwide chemicals provider. The end-to-end transaction used R3’s […]

SEC to Issue Simplified Crypto Guidelines

SEC & Simplified Crypto Guidelines

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it will soon clarify when and how cryptocurrencies may be categorized as securities, according to the Director of Corporation Finance of the regulating body. William Hinman made these comments during the DC Fintech Week conference held in the US capital earlier. He committed to releasing new […]

Canada Gets First Bitcoin-Backed Loan Service for Businesses, Consumers

Canada Gets First Bitcoin Loan Service For Businesses, Consumers

Ledn Inc has become the first company to offer Canadian dollar loans to businesses or individuals accepting Bitcoin as collateral. Founded by Bitcoin bull Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, Ledn is attempting to fill a gap in the market for Canadian citizens who need to borrow money but are unable to do so for whatever reason through the traditional […]