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News from the сryptocurrency world on social processes and public opinion.

New Bitcoin Improvement Protocol Will Be Implemented on August 1 Followed by a 2MB Hard-Fork
May 30th, 2017

The proposal is written under the assumption that the signatories to the Consensus 2017 Scaling Agreement are genuinely committed to the terms of the agreement and intend to enact the updates described therein.

Bitcoin Price Hits New All-Time High at $2472 as Scaling Consensus Reached
May 24th, 2017

A consensus on how to increase the blockchain network capacity has finally been reached, pushing the price of the digital currency to a new record high.

Who is Responsible for the Bitcoin Unlimited Node Crash?
March 16th, 2017

Several hundred Bitcoin Unlimited nodes were shut down due to a vulnerability in client’s code while the warning post was immediately censored on Reddit.

Don’t Miss Deals As Bitcoin Black Friday 2016 Begins!
November 25th, 2016

Around 150 merchants are expected to take part in Bitcoin Black Friday 2016 offering a wide range of products from video games, diamond jewelry, cryptoart to new computers.

Bitcoin Investor Peter Thiel Said to Join Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team
November 14th, 2016

The billionaire investor who supported Donald Trump as a candidate for US presidency will have his ear on tech issues.

Next Bitcoin Software Release to Integrate SegWit Soft Fork
August 18th, 2016

The next version 0.13.0 of the bitcoin core is set to be released in the upcoming weeks, while Bitcoin.org warned that it might be targeted by government hackers.

Bitcoin Price Drops 20% After Hackers Steal $75M Worth of Bitcoin From Bitfinex Exchange
August 3rd, 2016

Bitfinex has confirmed that the hacker attack resulted in the loss of approximately 120,000 of bitcoins.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Signed Bitcoin Bill Into Law
July 7th, 2016

The law focuses on regulation of digital currencies including bitcoin and blockchain industry in particular.

Bitcoin Price Is Pushing Towards $700 As Britain Votes to Leave EU
June 24th, 2016

Britain has made its decision in favor of leaving the EU, which stimulated another increase of bitcoin price.

‘Obama Needs to Make a Move on Bitcoin Now,’ Says CFTC’s Former Commissioner
May 11th, 2016

The ideal balance between reasonable regulation and certain degree of freedom for bitcoin must be found.

Craig Wright Failed To Prove He Is Satoshi Nakamoto
May 8th, 2016

The Australian entrepreneur has lost the courage to offer more definitive proof that he is a developer of virtual currency, after providing false evidence.

USAA Starts Accepting Bitcoin via Coinbase
March 18th, 2016

Following four-month Coinbase integration pilot program, the largest financial group has launched an option to allow US military personnel check their account balances.

‘Confirmed Scam’: London Bitcoin Forum Is Complete Fraud!
March 10th, 2016

People lose money buying tickets for the London Bitcoin Forum – an event that has never existed.