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10 Years Ago Today, Hal Finney Started 'Running Bitcoin'
Hal Finney is one of the people many suspected to be Satoshi Nakamoto. A long-time cryptographer and cypherpunk, Finney was the first person ever to receive a Bitcoin transaction. From Satoshi Nakamoto. He was enthusiastic about the project from the beginning. He posted the first known tweet about Bitcoin ten years ago today: ? halfin (@halfin) January 11, 2009 Part of the speculation about Hal Finney being Satoshi Nakamoto was due to the fact that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto lived in the same town as him for ten years. Both Finney and Dorian Nakamoto denied involvement in the creation of Bitcoin. Today, tweets about Bitcoin number in the thousands. At the time, however, Finney might have just been trying to get his followers involved in the project. Early messages about the cryptocurrency were very inviting. No one had any clue that it would become an economic force global markets are still trying to adapt to.
January 11, 2019 12:50 PM

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Despite Losses Bitcoin Will Prevail
The price of Bitcoin has gone down by over nine percent over the past 24 hours but according to the CEO of Circle, the leading cryptocurrency is going to be the winner in the end. On a Reddit AMA earlier this week, Jeremy Allaire said that Bitcoin would become more significant as a store of value than as a payment and settlement protocol. Allaire has predicted that there would be millions of different crypto assets and stablecoin, for instance, they will be used for payments and settlements while commodity assets will act as a fuel for utilising networks, applications and different protocols. Allaire said, ?our view is that crypto assets will continue to increase in all their forms We SOV assets like Bitcoin will become much much larger and more broadly adopted and those other crypto assets will be used in an incredibly broad array of everyday transactions.?
January 11, 2019 12:33 PM

cryptodaily.co.uk

The ElectrumSV Wallet for BitcoinSV (BSV) has been Released
bComm Association, the first-ever organization dedicated to bCommerce (Bitcoin commerce) which brings together developers, merchants, exchanges, miners and other Bitcoin network participants, announced the release of ElectrumSV wallet version 1.0.0 for anyone wanting a version of the popular Electrum wallet that works for the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain. The original Electrum wallet was created for the BTC chain and is considered one of the top Bitcoin wallets. According to the official announcement ElectrumSV is a conversion ? for the Bitcoin SV blockchain ? of the popular Electrum wallet for Bitcoin and is provided for free usage under the open source MIT license.
January 11, 2019 12:14 PM

www.cryptovibes.com

SV nodes page is now live on Coin Dance
Last updated just now. (Corrected to omit duplicate and non-listening nodes) 1Coindance7P6rmmVsiSawEmBVokCoWrLG qzqh7ej3rdrw6r32guzdg0x4a275hqwjkgtmjazc64 Coin Dance filters duplicate nodes by address, so individuals running more than one node at a given address are only counted once. This helps give (although does not guarantee) a better picture of node decentralization/ownership, as it is understood that a single party running multiple nodes at a centralized location doesn't provide any additional value to the network. In addition to this, Coin Dance also ignores non-listening nodes which have a maximum of only eight outbound peers.
January 11, 2019 11:44 AM

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Query the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain With Bitcoin
Over six months ago, Bitcoin.com launched a dedicated development page for programmers working on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. More recently, our web portal further added the literature ?Mastering Bitcoin Cash,? a comprehensive overview of BCH basics and technical operation of the protocol. In order to ring in the New Year, Bitcoin.com has added a dedicated Bitdb node and explorer this week that can query the BCH chain. Also Read: Nick Szabo: Central Banks May Turn to Cryptocurrency Reserves Over Gold Over the last year, Bitcoin.com has been spreading adoption with our wallet that?s seen more than 3.3 million wallets created and our BCH faucet which has given away free BCH to over 100,000 people. In addition to telling the masses about the best money in the world, Bitcoin.com wants to see Bitcoin Cash infrastructure and development flourish. In order to help the ecosystem, we launched Developer.bitcoin.com last year. The web portal offers programmers a Bitbox SDK, REST, GUI, and Cloud platforms that can help them scale and deploy software on top of the BCH chain. Moreover, this week on Jan. 7, Bitcoin.com launched a dedicated Bitdb node for developers and users interested in parsing the BCH chain for data.
January 11, 2019 11:36 AM

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Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy
An Indian bank is reportedly forcing customers to agree that they ?will not deal with any transactions related to cryptocurrency including bitcoins? when signing up for an account. In addition, there are reports of banks blocking accounts of their existing customers if they are found to have made crypto-related transactions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Amid banking restrictions imposed by India?s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a major bank in the country, is reportedly asking customers to declare that they will not deal with any cryptocurrency transactions.
January 11, 2019 11:10 AM

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Summary of day 8 of Tour de Satoshi: Bitcoin payments accepted! And picked up by the police!
Today?s travels from Riedlingen to Stuttgart brought with it very similar weather conditions as yesterday, a lot of snow, ice and cold winds. However, the bright side was that the streets bore less snow and ice than the day before and the snowstorms didn?t show up to the ravage the skies, allowing me to keep some more energy for peddling. So, even though my feet were again cold the entire day, they were only frozen and numb for the last two hours. Yeay, I guess! Snow flakes and ice chips clung to my clothes and covered my entire outfit so much so that the overshoes were frozen blocks of stiffness. I remember when I was packing these multiple layers of thick overshoes back home, I thought to myself how well prepared I was to keep my feet warm and cozy. Now, having no sense in my toes the whole day, I laugh at that thought!
January 11, 2019 11:01 AM

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Google Policy Change Forces Bitcoin Wallet to Remove Security Features
The team behind Samourai, the privacy-focused bitcoin wallet, has removed a series of key security-related features from a version of its app as a result of ?extremely restrictive policies? by Google. Having released version 0.99.04 of its app Tuesday on the digital distribution service run by Google, called Google Play, Samourai explained in a blog post that three features ? stealth mode, SIM switch defense, and remote SMS commands ? have been removed as a result of Google?s push to ?become more of a ?walled garden? experience.? A version that contains those features is available, but not through Google?s app service. Google did not respond to a request for comment.
January 11, 2019 10:18 AM

www.coindesk.com

Run Bank Run
Bitcoinist | Jan 10, 2019 | 23:00 Bitcoinist | Jan 10, 2019 | 23:00 As we know, a number of French cities have been the scene of protest recently. The protesters, distinguished by their yellow vests, have been increasingly creative in their tactics and now seem to have a new plan.  The idea is that if enough people withdraw all their money from the bank at the same time they might be able to force a liquidity crunch requiring government intervention, possibly crashing the Euro, and send a unified message to authorities. While I?m no fan of the fractional reserve banking system, I?m not sure that trying to topple economy is a very productive course of action.
January 11, 2019 10:06 AM

bitcoinist.com

'Crypto Dusting' Attack Sends Illegally Obtained Bitcoin to Random Cryptocurrency Wallets
Advertise with Us Jobs at BTCManager BITCOIN PRICE: 3,619.82     HIGH: 4,036.22     LOW: 3,503.44 At BlockchaInvest, international blockchain companies and crypto projects looking to raise capital meet local investors and fund managers in a? Don't miss out on the latest news Get BTCMANAGER delivered right to your inbox January 10, 2019 20:00 by Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel Crypto dusting attack, a hack on cryptocurrency wallets is used to distribute laundered money to the wallets of unsuspecting customers, which in turn, affects their reputation and draws the attention of law enforcement, reports DarkReading on January 8, 2019.
January 11, 2019 9:31 AM

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Query the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain With Bitcoin
Over six months ago, Bitcoin.com launched a dedicated development page for programmers working on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. More recently, our web portal further added the literature ?Mastering Bitcoin Cash,? a comprehensive overview of BCH basics and technical operation of the protocol. In order to ring in the New Year, Bitcoin.com has added a dedicated Bitdb node and explorer this week that can query the BCH chain. Also Read: Nick Szabo: Central Banks May Turn to Cryptocurrency Reserves Over Gold Over the last year, Bitcoin.com has been spreading adoption with our wallet that?s seen more than 3.3 million wallets created and our BCH faucet which has given away free BCH to over 100,000 people. In addition to telling the masses about the best money in the world, Bitcoin.com wants to see Bitcoin Cash infrastructure and development flourish. In order to help the ecosystem, we launched Developer.bitcoin.com last year. The web portal offers programmers a Bitbox SDK, REST, GUI, and Cloud platforms that can help them scale and deploy software on top of the BCH chain. Moreover, this week on Jan. 7, Bitcoin.com launched a dedicated Bitdb node for developers and users interested in parsing the BCH chain for data.
January 11, 2019 9:10 AM

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Nick Szabo: Central Banks Might Switch From 'Physically Vulnerable' Gold to Bitcoin
Reading: Nick Szabo: Central Banks Might Switch From ?Physically Vulnerable?... Georgi Georgiev | Jan 10, 2019 | 17:00 Georgi Georgiev | Jan 10, 2019 | 17:00 Central Banks might resort to cryptocurrency reserves as means of supplementing national gold reserves according to veteran cryptographer Nick Szabo. He also holds that the use of digital currencies will rise in countries with distraught economies.  Speaking at the Israel Bitcoin Summit at Tel Aviv University on January 8th, legendary cryptographer, Nick Szabo, said that national central banks might resort to cryptocurrency reserves as means of supplementing existing national gold reserves.
January 11, 2019 8:12 AM

bitcoinist.com

Granular mining pool mapping with Bitcoin's coinbase outputs - Coin Metrics
Open source cryptoasset analytics How concentrated is block formation in Bitcoin? Which mining pools are dominant, and how long have they held that position? Are major pools in a position to collude and censor transactions? Which miners should developers and key stakeholders engage with? How exposed is Bitcoin to potentially malicious miners? Are major pools reinforcing their dominant positions or is the industry becoming more competitive? (This was an issue covered by Ark Invest in mid 2018.) These are supremely relevant questions for Bitcoin, and they cannot be answered without accurate data about block production. However, popular sources leave something to be desired in this respect. Bitcoinity and BTC.com both publish time-series data on block production, but leave important things out, and do not offer anything better than monthly resolution. Determining which pools are gaining popularity and which are waning is challenging. That was the inspiration for this study.
January 11, 2019 7:34 AM

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BITWISE: Bitcoin ETF 'should launch in 2019'
Cryptocurrency asset manager Bitwise announced on January 10 that it?s filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a new Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), which would be different from other proposals. Bitwise says the proposed ETF differs because it will rely on regulated third party custodians to hold its physical Bitcoin, and the index draws prices from a large number of cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitwise says the ETF?s shares would list on the NYSE Arca, which will file a so-called ?Rule 19b-4? request with the SEC in the coming days. The request is for necessary rule changes to allow its application to be approved and the ETF to list once the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC.
January 11, 2019 7:33 AM

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Bitcoin vs
If you?re looking for a fun way to pass some time or need to take a break from a hectic work schedule, this game is the perfect solution. At the very least, it?s good for a few laughs. Bitcoin takes on Pokemon in a game that uses Bitcoin SV (BSV) to make moves as you gotta catch ?em all.  The game can be found at bitcoinplayspokemon.com. Players pay less than $0.01 (1/10 of a penny, to be exact) to make a move by choosing a Money Button option ? up, down, right, left. The money is received as a donation to the site, with the game?s developer stating, ?All proceeds are considered donations to maintain the site. I am not charging anyone to play the game but merely tying OP RETURN data in donations to keypresses. This was merely the result of an educational project for myself. The only donations that are monitored are Bitcoin SV donations. Please do NOT send or to this address. Money Button does not allow for more than 25 chained unconfirmed transactions, if you get an error that says 400 Bad Request that is more than likely the culprit.?
January 11, 2019 7:16 AM

coingeek.com

Creditors for Kiwi bitcoin company Bitcoinica eye payback - New Zealand Herald
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January 11, 2019 7:03 AM

www.nzherald.co.nz

Big Coins Technicals: Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Total Market Cap Crypto
The news on Bitmain today brings Bitcoin Cash back to the forefront of the technical picture as we look for signs of distressed selling and a possible major dislocation lower.   Looking at Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on both Coinbase (Figure 1) and Bitstamp (Figure 2), we see that BCH has just hit and obviously rejected big Fib speed resistance lines. On the charts of both exchanges, the setup is the same as from the start of the November crash. These charts, along with the potential for distressed selling from Bitmain, may create systemic risk for crypto. Another Bitcoin Cash (BCH) problem is how it could spill over into Ethereum (ETH). The Fib speed line picture for Ethereum (ETH) shows today?s 15 percent plus down move looks just like the start of the last two Ethereum (ETH) crashes in July and November (Figure 3). The upcoming Ethereum hard fork harkens ghosts of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork that ignited the November avalanche.
January 11, 2019 7:03 AM

cryptoiq.co

Bitcoin Price Attains $4039
Bitcoin (CURRENCY:BTC) traded 0.1% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on January 9th. In the last seven days, Bitcoin has traded up 3.3% against the US dollar. One Bitcoin coin can currently be bought for about $4,039.23 on exchanges including Bibox, Huobi, itBit and Coinone. Bitcoin has a total market cap of $70.58 billion and approximately $5.12 billion worth of Bitcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Here is how related cryptocurrencies have performed in the last day: Bitcoin Cash (BCH) traded down 1.2% against the dollar and now trades at $159.88 or 0.03958871 BTC.
January 11, 2019 7:03 AM

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Bitmain Co-Founders Relinquish Power After Catastrophic Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Investment, Drop in Mining Sales, and IPO Bust
Bitmain is the largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining equipment in the world, and it has been taking the brunt of the mining downturn associated with the continuing bear market. Two weeks ago, Bitmain announced it would be firing more than half of its 3,000 employees. Now, it has been revealed that the co-founders of Bitmain, Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan, are stepping down, and it appears Wang Haichao will be the new CEO. Wu and Zhan will stay on as co-chairs, meaning they will stop being involved in day-to-day activities, but major decisions will have to be approved by them. This unexpected shift in power is perhaps the result of the triple failure of the Bitmain IPO not happening, Bitmain?s investment into Bitcoin Cash (BCH) turning into a big bust, and the overall crash in the crypto mining industry, which has caused sales of Bitmain?s mining equipment to dry up.
January 11, 2019 6:53 AM

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