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Bitcoin Splits, Rallies as Community Fails to Solve Cryptocurrency's Woes

Bitcoin Splits, Rallies as Community Fails to Solve Cryptocurrency's Woes After years of squabbling, the BTC community had agreed to what was known as BIP 91 (Bitcoin Improvement Plan).Instead, roughly 15 percent of the BTC mining community has launched their own alternative to Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash.

The perps behind the 'biggest ransomware attack ever' appear to be moving their loot

The perps behind the 'biggest ransomware attack ever' appear to be moving their loot You've infected hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe with your ransomware, and victims' cryptocurrency payments are flowing into your Bitcoin wallets.We can say this because the three Bitcoin wallets that held the ransomed loot were all suddenly emptied late Wednesday.

How's Bitcoin doing after its big split? Never been better

How's Bitcoin doing after its big split? Never been better Secondly, Bitcoin was split into two versions, Bitcoin (BTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).The good side of this is that anyone who owned Bitcoin would get the same amount of Bitcoin Cash as well.

Wait, the price of Bitcoin is how much?

Wait, the price of Bitcoin is how much? In early March, the price of one bitcoin surpassed the price of an ounce of gold, which was $1,227 at the time.That feels like ancient history now that the price of one bitcoin has surpassed $4,000.

The wild world of cryptocurrency—and how it could make you rich

The wild world of cryptocurrency—and how it could make you rich Could Bitcoin make that happen?When Bitcoin debuted in 2009, its early adopters bought up large amounts of the digital currency for pennies.

Two Weeks Later, Bitcoin is Forking Again

Two Weeks Later, Bitcoin is Forking Again Right now, there are two forks, or divisions in Bitcoin: Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin.As the name implies, this agreement will cover two primary features: 2MB blocks (updated from 1MB) and the same segregated witness feature now shared by Bitcoin.

AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices

AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices On the heels of its Vega launch last week, AMD has released a new driver for its GPUs that focuses on cryptocurrency mining.Earlier this year, AMD reported that cryptocurrency might have driven a short-term spike in sales, but that the company did not include it in their future forecasts.

Yes, you can now tip strippers with Bitcoin

Yes, you can now tip strippers with Bitcoin Legends Room is a "gentleman's club" that accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, and its own cryptocoin LGD for all transactions.The current price of the LGD token on Bittrex is about $2.

A power struggle erased billions of dollars off Bitcoin, and it's about to get worse

A power struggle erased billions of dollars off Bitcoin, and it's about to get worse This volatility comes shortly after the introduction of Bitcoin's recently forged brother, Bitcoin Cash.This price rise of Bitcoin Cash has coincided with the price drop of Bitcoin, so what's happening?

Here's how to deal with those ridiculously high Bitcoin transaction fees

Here's how to deal with those ridiculously high Bitcoin transaction fees You can also check this service to see which transaction fees are currently the most economic for you.For example, a mobile Bitcoin wallet called Mycelium offers several possibilities for Bitcoin transaction fees: low-priority, economic, normal priority and high priority.

How to make upwards of $1,000 a month by mining cryptocurrency

How to make upwards of $1,000 a month by mining cryptocurrency If you know what you’re doing, you can make a lot of money mining this digital currency.You can learn all of this from the Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Mining.

China bans ICOs for being full of fraud and pyramid schemes

China bans ICOs for being full of fraud and pyramid schemes But now, this wild, wild west of fundraising appears to be at an end, at least in China.The People's Bank of China has issued a notice (link in Chinese) on Monday that forbids "all types of currency issuance financing activities" of this sort.

$797 million in 3 months: Blockchain’s newest industry is going crazy

$797 million in 3 months: Blockchain’s newest industry is going crazy According to a quarterly report by CoinDesk, blockchain-based startups were funded with a total of $797 million in the second quarter of 2017 alone.That's more than triple the amount that similar startups raised from venture capital.

Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million Bitcoin ransom — or else...

Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million Bitcoin ransom — or else... By now you know that credit reporting agency Equifax was hacked, and with it, potentially 143 million Americans social security numbers, birth dates, and then some.Unless, according to the criminals who supposedly hacked them, Equifax pays up.

China may ban Bitcoin trading, but the market doesn't seem to care

China may ban Bitcoin trading, but the market doesn't seem to care Banning all crypto trading on exchanges is a far more serious move than the ICO ban.in terms of Bitcoin trading market share.

[DN 11 Sept] Blinded by the light

[DN 11 Sept] Blinded by the light The rising support among Democrats for Sanders’ sweeping proposal, which would entail a massive overhaul of a major part of the U.economy, marks a clear sea change to the left in party.

It’s happening: One of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in China is shutting down

It’s happening: One of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in China is shutting down The news come after a few weeks of rumors that China will ban all cryptocurrency exchanges in the country.The rumors were never officially confirmed, and major exchanges in the country—including BTCChina—initially said they hadn't received any official directives from the authorities.

China orders all Bitcoin exchanges to close, report says

China orders all Bitcoin exchanges to close, report says The country's regulators have reportedly issued an order to all local cryptocurrency exchanges to halt new user registration by midnight on Sept.While the news isn't official yet, Caixin said it has seen the policy document and confirmed its authenticity with a source close to China's regulators.

Browser-Based Mining Malware Found on Pirate Bay, Other Sites

Browser-Based Mining Malware Found on Pirate Bay, Other Sites That seems to be the thinking behind a new wave of cryptocurrency malware that’s loaded via websites and runs while you have a page open.Meanwhile, in other news, new browser-based malware has been popping up that also leverages JavaScript and also mines coins on hardware.