Cardano debuts IOHK Summit in Miami as new Shelley specifications released

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The specifications for Shelley, Cardano’s newest update that aims to bring “full decentralization” to the platform, was finally revealed. IOHK, the company behind Shelley, announced the key specifications that deal with everything from the design for the delegation and incentive mechanism to ledger rules. Cardano Makes Big Announcement Ahead of the IOHK Summit Related: Charles…

Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

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Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) featured prominently when global financial leaders met for this year’s World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint Spring Meetings in the United States. Faced with emerging disruptive technologies like Bitcoin, their discussions also focused on how money and payments are taking on new forms throughout the world. There…

UK and Europe-Based Users Can Now Buy Bitcoin Cash Inside the Bitcoin.com Wallet

UK and Europe-Based Users Can Now Buy Bitcoin Cash Inside the Bitcoin.com Wallet

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In the summer of 2017, Bitcoin.com launched its open source light client and since then more than 3.8 million wallets have been created. We’ve since added a load of new features to the wallet software and as of April 15, 2019, Bitcoin.com Wallet users in the UK and Europe can purchase bitcoin cash (BCH) directly…

Satoshi’s Treasure, the hunt is on for $1 million in bitcoin prize

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A cryptic message broadcasted over the Blockstream satellite revealed a treasure hunt for a $1 million in bitcoin prize. The message challenges readers to find Satoshi’s Treasure, a series of challenges—of increasing difficulty—requiring feats of strength, travel, and certain subject expertise. The broadcast began: “If you are reading this, something has led you to search…

Binance delists Bitcoin SV following Craig Wright’s legal threats

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Binance released an official statement informing users of the imminent removal of Bitcoin SV (BSV) from the exchange’s list of traded cryptocurrencies. The action follows Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre, the proponents behind BSV, issuing legal notices to those denouncing Wright as a fraud—and not Satoshi Nakamoto. The Delisting Process According to the statement from Binance, all…

Why the Future of Esports Is Tied to Cryptocurrency

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At the League of Legends World Championship Finals in South Korea last year, 100 million viewers tuned in to watch Invictus Gaming defeat Fnatic 3-0 and collect $2.4M in prize money. With its young, passionate and tech-savvy global audience, esports shares evident similarities with cryptocurrency. Not surprisingly, many predict great things for the twin industries…

Litecoin (LTC) hash rate hits record high: is it a crucial sign of confidence?

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According to Litecoin.com and the data published by BitInfoCharts, the hash rate of Litecoin (LTC) achieved a new all-time high on April 8 at 359 terahash. The rapid increase in the hash rate of the Litecoin blockchain network, which represents computing power that protects and secures the protocol, comes amidst the demonstration of a strong…