Bitcoin’s Hash Rate Has Grown 61% in the Last Month, Breaks Above 100 EH/s

Hash power on the Bitcoin network has been soaring since May of this year. In the last month alone, Bitcoin has gone from a hash rate of 63.79 million EH/s to 102.85 EH/s. This massive increase directly signals major interest in mining as the block reward halving approaches with less than a year to go, September 19, 2019. Triple-Digit Hash Power In a landmark day for Bitcoin, the hash rate can’t seem to stop going up. Bitcoin broke through the 100 EH/s mark and continues to grow with every hour.…

Tiny Block Advocates Speak Up After Veriblock ‘Abuses’ Bitcoin’s Block Size

The BTC community recently celebrated the fact that Segregated Witness (Segwit) transactions accounted for 50% of transactions and bech32 transactions doubled as well. However, the celebration quickly came to an end when a few Bitcoin Core developers found out where the transactions derived from and got upset at the Veriblock project for using scarce block space. Bitcoin Core developer Luke Jr urged the BTC community to reduce the block size limit. He further called Veriblock “spammers” and abusers of Segwit’s “block size increase to gain an advantage over legit Bitcoin…

Tiny Block Advocates Speak Up After Veriblock ‘Abuses’ Bitcoin’s Block Size

The BTC community recently celebrated the fact that Segregated Witness (Segwit) transactions accounted for 50% of transactions and bech32 transactions doubled as well. However, the celebration quickly came to an end when a few Bitcoin Core developers found out where the transactions derived from and got upset at the Veriblock project for using scarce block space. Bitcoin Core developer Luke Jr urged the BTC community to reduce the block size limit. He further called Veriblock “spammers” and abusers of Segwit’s “block size increase to gain an advantage over legit Bitcoin…

What Bitcoin’s Valuation Says About Its Volatility

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. For a primer on crypto valuation concepts, you can download our free report here. Most of us think we understand the term “volatility.” We digest headlines about tense political situations around the world; we are wary of explosive chemical compounds; some of…

VanEck’s Limited Bitcoin ETF Loses Steam, Manages to Issue Only 4 Bitcoins

The VanEck’s Limited Bitcoin ETF has proved unimpressive so far with only 4 BTC tokens issued. Some crypto experts have also slammed VanEck for its marketing gimmick saying the product is nowhere close to real ETF. After months of regulatory scrutiny, VanEck-SolidX launched a limited version of its Bitcoin ETF last week. Not having the SEC approval to launch a full-fledged Bitcoin ETF, VanEck planned the limited ETF launch to prove that there’s actually some demand for this investment product in the market. However, it looks like VanEck hasn’t succeeded…

VanEck’s Limited Bitcoin ETF Loses Steam, Manages to Issue Only 4 Bitcoins

After months of regulatory scrutiny, VanEck-SolidX launched a limited version of its Bitcoin ETF last week. Not having the SEC approval to launch a full-fledged Bitcoin ETF, VanEck planned the limited ETF launch to prove that there’s actually some demand for this investment product in the market. However, it looks like VanEck hasn’t succeeded enough to make an impact in the market. Popular crypto analyst and commentator Alex Krüger recently released some data showing that the VanEck Limited ETF has just issued 4 BTC tokens. The data shows that the…

Tor Browser Users at Risk of Losing Their Bitcoins

Finnish peer-to-peer crypto exchange LocalBitcoins has warned users about alleged security risks associated with anonymous browser Tor Browser. On Sept. 9, transactional compliance expert Richard Bensberg tweeted a screenshot of a LocalBitcoins banner warning Tor users about the risk of losing their Bitcoins (BTC), which stated: “Warning to all Tor users: A Tor browser exposes you to the risk of having your bitcoins stolen.” LocalBitcoins then responded to Bensberg, saying that while using Tor Browser is not against its terms of service, it does not recommend it for security reasons.…

Bitcoin’s Boring Again. Is $10,000 BTC’s Yawn-Worthy New Normal? – CCN.com

Bitcoin’s suddenly boring again. Has $10,000 become the yawn-inducing new normal for BTC, or will the market wake back up soon? | Source: Shutterstock After bitcoin’s parabolic renaissance sparked hopes of new highs back in April, the expectation of BTC reclaiming $20,000 has become a fleeting reality. In recent weeks, bitcoin has sluggishly ranged between $10,000 and $11,000, causing its trademark volatility to vanish. Tranquil Bitcoin Market Leaves Traders Daydreaming of More Volatile Times Research from cryptocurrency fund manager Blockforce Capital reveals that BTC volatility is currently languishing at a…

Bitcoin’s Boring Again. Is $10,000 BTC’s Yawn-Worthy New Normal? – CCN.com

Bitcoin’s suddenly boring again. Has $10,000 become the yawn-inducing new normal for BTC, or will the market wake back up soon? | Source: Shutterstock After bitcoin’s parabolic renaissance sparked hopes of new highs back in April, the expectation of BTC reclaiming $20,000 has become a fleeting reality. In recent weeks, bitcoin has sluggishly ranged between $10,000 and $11,000, causing its trademark volatility to vanish. Tranquil Bitcoin Market Leaves Traders Daydreaming of More Volatile Times Research from cryptocurrency fund manager Blockforce Capital reveals that BTC volatility is currently languishing at a…

Bitcoin’s Scaling Problems Forced Facebook to Launch Libra

If it wasn’t for Bitcoin there would be no Libra. That much is self-evident, since Satoshi’s creation laid the groundwork for every crypto asset that’s followed. The extent to which Bitcoin was responsible for spawning Facebook’s currency has now been made brutally clear in an interview with Abra’s Bill Barhydt. The investment platform’s CEO claims that Facebook wanted to integrate BTC directly into its billion-strong social network – but was forced to create Libra instead due to Bitcoin’s inability to scale. Also read: You Can Buy a Dream Car With…