MIT Is Testing A Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network

MIT Is Testing A Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network

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A recently completed MIT test showcases how bitcoin might not just scale, but do so in a way where it’s transactions are more expressive than today.

CoinGate to Integrate Lightning Network for Bitcoin

CoinGate to Integrate Lightning Network for Bitcoin

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CoinGate has unveiled sandbox testing for Lightning Network, making the Lithuanian payment processor one of the first businesses to integrate the Bitcoin scaling solution. After implementing SegWit addresses in December 2017, the move is CoinGate’s second Bitcoin-friendly addition — taking the platform a step closer towards its goal of being the first to integrate Lightning…

Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto

Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto

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Crypto is set for yet another banner year, especially if mainstream portrayals of it are any indication. Marvel Comics’ Hunt for Wolverine – Adamantium Agenda #1 and The Simpsons: Tapped Out video game are both working-in references to cryptocurrency into their respective storylines and quests in attempt to capture some of the excitement regarding money’s…

Exclusive Interview: Stephen Xu, Former Lead Developer for QTUM

Exclusive Interview: Stephen Xu, Former Lead Developer for QTUM

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Cryptocurrencies and blockchain become more applicable every day as a solution to global inefficiencies – but much progress is yet to be made in this nascent industry. On May 17, 2018, Stephen Xu of QTUM shared his thoughts on the future outlook of blockchain integration and his plans to take on roles outside of Lead…

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: UN Backs Crypto-Solar Project in Moldova, Malta Uses Blockchain in Public Transportation

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: UN Backs Crypto-Solar Project in Moldova, Malta Uses Blockchain in Public Transportation

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Today’s Bitcoin in Brief features several examples of harnessing crypto and blockchain technologies to improve quality of life around the world. The United Nations is involved in a crypto-funded project to power Moldova’s Technical University with solar energy. Initiatives in Malta and India will employ blockchain technologies to create more reliable public transportation and land…

BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes: $50,000 Bitcoin Price Target by End-of-Year

BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes: $50,000 Bitcoin Price Target by End-of-Year

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Arthur Hayes, CEO of BitMEX, appeared on CNBC and predicted that the world’s leading cryptocurrency will reach a valuation of $50,000 by end-of-year. From Wall Street to Crypto A Wharton School of Business graduate, Arthur Hayes has built a reputation on his ability to trade traditional financial instruments. Arthur Hayes, CEO of BitMEX Soon after…

New York City Has Blockchain Fever with Millions In Ticket Sales For Crypto Conferences

New York City Has Blockchain Fever with Millions In Ticket Sales For Crypto Conferences

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Blockchain Week New York has seen a number of large scales cryptocurrency conferences flood the Big Apple with thousands of blockchain experts, entrepreneurs, and community members. With CoinDesk’s Consensus conference and the Ethereum Ethereal Summit drawing in crypto industry juggernauts from around the world, crypto traders are eagerly awaiting an anticipated market surge subsequent to…

This Week in Bitcoin: Ghost Scares Markets, Facebook Mulls Coin

This Week in Bitcoin: Ghost Scares Markets, Facebook Mulls Coin

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This week’s round-up features a colorful selection of bitcoin stories but we’ll start with the possible explanation for recent market dips. Most cryptocurrencies dropped in price over the period, following developments with depressing effect on traders. In Japan, Mt. Gox’s bitcoins stored in court ordered wallets have moved again, while in South Korea, the largest…

Gox Trustee to Flood Market with Thousands of Bitcoin, BTC Price Drops Below $9K

Gox Trustee to Flood Market with Thousands of Bitcoin, BTC Price Drops Below $9K

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Notoriously hacked cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox isn’t done with bitcoiners just yet. Just as it appeared the world’s most popular cryptocurrency was ready to strike above the stubborn high nine thousands in price, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Tokyo-based, court appointed trustee of the remaining bitcoin to be distributed among creditors, seems ready to flood another 8,000 coins…

Tokyo Whale Prepares 8,000 BTC Dump as Crypto Bloodbath Continues

Tokyo Whale Prepares 8,000 BTC Dump as Crypto Bloodbath Continues

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The skittish cryptocurrency market has moved further into the red today as several factors, including South Korean regulatory action, test the stress tolerance levels of market participants. One of the key drivers behind recent negative price movement is the actions of the Mt Gox bankruptcy trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi, who appears to be preparing for another…