Bitcoin Turns 10! We’ve Had 10 Years of the Digital Currency

Today marks 10 years of Bitcoin; its original white paper was released onto the internet on Halloween day, 2008. What began as an idea to challenge the financial establishment, has since grown to become a $110 billion market. 10 Years of Bitcoin: The Whitepaper The purpose of Bitcoin was straightforward; the digital asset, as a […]

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Vitalik Ends Devcon Talk With Sing-Along About Failed Ethereum Ideas

“Consensus by bet – that didn’t work. Hub and spoke chains – that didn’t work. Proof-of-proof-of-work – that didn’t work. Hyper cube chains – that also didn’t work!” Singing on stage alongside songwriter Jonathan Mann, ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin ended his keynote at Devcon4 in Prague on Wednesday, with a song that listed “the graveyard […]

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Vitalik Ends Devcon Talk With Sing-a-Long About Failed Ethereum Ideas

“Consensus by bet – that didn’t work. Hub and spoke chains – that didn’t work. Proof-of-proof-of-work – that didn’t work. Hyper cube chains – that also didn’t work!” Singing on stage alongside songwriter Jonathan Mann, ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin ended his keynote at Devcon4 in Prague on Wednesday, with a song that listed “the graveyard […]

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Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ by Drop in Crypto Volatility

Advertisement Twitter Facebook Over the past several weeks, the bitcoin price has been uncharacteristically stable, even as equities have lost their footing and the global stock market has flirted with corrective territory. Tom Lee, the founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors and one of Wall Street’s most well-known bitcoin bulls, said that he was pleasantly surprised […]

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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword? Bitcoin’s White Paper Proves It

Erik Voorhees is the CEO of ShapeShift.  This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. There’s an old adage that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Growing up, it always bothered me. I knew it to be wrong… obviously a sword is mightier, and even on […]

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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword? Bitcoin’s White Paper Proves It

Erik Voorhees is the CEO of ShapeShift.  This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. There’s an old adage that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Growing up, it always bothered me. I knew it to be wrong… obviously a sword is mightier, and even on […]

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EY Reveals Zero-Knowledge Proof Privacy Solution for Ethereum

“Big Four” accounting firm EY has announced a tool that it says will bring private transactions to ethereum – that’s the public blockchain, not a permissioned, enterprise version of the network. The firm announced in a press release Tuesday that its EY Ops Chain Public Edition prototype (“with patents pending”) is the “world’s first” implementation […]

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The Bitcoin White Paper’s Birth Date Should Give Us All a Scare

Dr Garrick Hileman is head of research at Blockchain and co-founder of Mosaic. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. This month marks not only the 10-year anniversary of the publication of Satoshi Nakomoto’s now famous white paper, but it also marks a decade since the […]

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The Bitcoin White Paper’s Birth Date Should Give Us All a Scare

Dr Garrick Hileman is head of research at Blockchain and co-founder of Mosaic. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. This month marks not only the 10-year anniversary of the publication of Satoshi Nakomoto’s now famous white paper, but it also marks a decade since the […]

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19 Words Prove Just How Audacious Bitcoin Really Was

Richard Gendal Brown is CTO at R3.  This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. There is a phenomenon in anthropology called the “Cargo Cult.” It was first observed in Melanesia in the late 19th century and most famously chronicled after World War II when remote Pacific […]

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California Man Faces Up to Five Years for “Unlicensed” Bitcoin (BTC) Sales

A US citizen from California has just pled guilty in federal court for operating an “unlicensed money business” selling Bitcoin (BTC), called LocalBitcoins.com. The Department of Justice (DoJ) released a press release about the case yesterday, October 29th. Unlicensed Bitcoin (BTC) Sales Jacob Burrell Campos has admitted to selling “hundreds of thousands” of dollars in Bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Expecting More Losses

Advertisement Bitcoin on Tuesday remained calmer compared to the action noted at the beginning of this week. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate moved sideways above its newfound support at 6212-fiat as volume dipped once again. The pair is now more than a percent down from its yesterday’s high at 6288-fiat, trading at 6211-fiat at this moment. […]

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Data Shows Millions Leaving Crypto Wallets Tied to Long-Troubled Exchange

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has frozen accounts that received more than 93,000 ether from two wallets indirectly linked to the troubled Russian exchange WEX. The accounts were frozen on October 25, Leah Li, a spokeswoman for Binance, told CoinDesk. The action was taken in response to pleas from WEX users who have been […]

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The Godfather of Ethereum ICOs Wants to Let Investors Take Their Money Back

The developer that formalized the code underlying most initial coin offerings (ICOs) – ethereum’s ERC-20 token standard – has proposed a new approach in a bid to make the funding schemes more safe for would-be investors. Speaking in Prague on Tuesday at Devcon4, ethereum’s annual developer conference, developer Fabian Vogelsteller proposed a “reversible ICO,” or RICO, […]

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This New Ethereum Software Client Is Built With Enterprises in Mind

Enterprise ethereum may have just received a shot in the arm. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Pantheon is a suite of ethereum-based services built by PegaSys, a 50-strong engineering team at the ethereum design studio ConsenSys. Setting it apart from other enterprise versions of the second-largest blockchain, Pantheon has an Apache 2.0 open-source software license, rather than the […]

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BCH and EOS Extend Losses to 5% as Bitcoin Price Drops to $6,250

Advertisement Over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin has lost 2 percent of its price against the US dollar, dipping below the $6,300 mark to $6,250. While cryptocurrency-only exchanges are demonstrating a price of $6,350 for Bitcoin due to the premium on BTC-to-USDT (Tether) pair, the actual price of Bitcoin remains at around $6,256. The volume […]

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