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The Marshall Islands is Getting Serious About Its SOV Cryptocurrency

A usual reaction when looking for innovation centers is to turn to Silicon Valley, Tokyo, or New York. Yet, when it comes to cryptocurrency adoption, time and again, we’re seeing the smaller countries pick up the torch. Next in line after Malta, Gibraltar, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland is the Republic of the Marshall Islands, developing their own legal tender… Read More »

‘I Made BitPay Obsolete,’ Says BTCPay Dev, Nicolas Dorier

Bitcoinist caught up with Nicolas Dorier, a developer of open-source and self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor alternative, BTCPay. ‘Nothing is Unsolvable in the Long Run’ Bitcoinist: In August 2017, you posted one of the most epic tweets aimed at BitPay calling out their lies and vowing to make the company obsolete. Can you reflect on this? How far have… Read More »

BitTorrent’s Master Plan to Bring a Tron-Powered Crypto Token to the Masses

This weekend, Binance founder Changpeng Zhao lauded Tron on Twitter for bringing a crypto-powered business model to the storied file-sharing software it bought last summer, BitTorrent. Zhao, who topped CoinDesk’s Most Influential list for 2018, wrote: “The grandfather of Dapp[s] finally finds its decentralized currency and business model. Should be a very interesting case study.” Zhao’s tweet yielded over 100 retweets and… Read More »

BTC Wallets Take One Small Step For Lightning, One Giant Leap for Bitcoin

New user-friendly Bitcoin Lightning wallets such as Bluewallet are ushering in the future of payments. Users can now send and receive Bitcoin Lightning payments right to/from your mobile device, the ramifications of which could be revolutionary for the future of online payments.  Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Setting the Bar Following the first review of Bluewallet by Bitcoinist less… Read More »

Stable Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding High

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– As I walked from my car to Circle’s offices in Boston on a Friday afternoon in early November, the sun appeared to have already set, even though it would be up a while longer – past 4:00 p.m. The weather was gray, windy and cold – above freezing, but only because it was due to rain biblically… Read More »

The FUD Stompers: Like It or Not, XRP Army Is Winning Crypto’s Hashtag War

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– When it comes to crypto, everyone loves to talk about “community.” Every cryptocurrency has one, we’re led to believe, but often as not the community is just a Telegram channel peppered with demands of “@admin wen airdrop.” There is one cryptocurrency, however, for which the word is anything but a cliche. I’m talking of course about XRP,… Read More »

Where the Future of Crypto Payments Is Being Built

Leah Callon-Butler is the co-founder of Intimate.io, a token project aiming to bring payments, privacy and reputation to the adult industry. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  “The stars have aligned,” he said, the room hanging on his every word. “In the same way that the industrial revolution created the economic prosperity that’s… Read More »

Bitcoin Price Suddenly Spikes $300 to Avoid Retest of 2018 Low

The price of bitcoin is up over $300 from today’s low and now has its sight set on a key technical hurdle that, if surpassed, could spark a stronger rally, analysis suggests. At 15:00 UTC, bitcoin’s price began its ascent, invalidating what was a narrow trading range between $3,580 and $3,630. The move occurred just above previous resistance from Dec.… Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Mystery ‘8 Whale’ Moves 5% of Total Bitcoin Supply in the Past Month

A new Bitcoin mystery has emerged. 848,000 BTC or almost 5 percent of the total supply, is contained within 106 addresses, each one holding exactly 8,000 BTC. What’s more, all were recently created as bitcoin reached the lowest price in over a year.  Weird Coincidence? According to the ‘Rich List’ on BitInfoCharts, there are 106 Bitcoin addresses which reveal freakishly close… Read More »

Perfect Storm: Bitcoin Didn’t Exist in the Last Financial Crisis

Bitcoin has been quietly preparing for over a decade for the next market storm as a non-political alternative to the money printing pyramid. Bitcoin Separates Money and State Bitcoin was forged by the last great financial crisis of 2008 and designed to thrive in financial turmoil. “Bitcoin adoption has always been driven by bank failures, bailouts, bail-ins, and political… Read More »