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Monthly Archives: February 2017

5 Ways Bitcoins Could Be Transferred to a Sidechain
  The idea of sidechains is something that has garnered a large amount of hype in the Bitcoin community ever since the concept was first publicly [...]
Can the Bitcoin Economy Help Greeks Hide Their Wealth?
Greece continues to suffer from economic turmoil as European lenders and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) struggle to impose austerity measures across [...]
Counterparty Token Price Doubles Year-to-Date thanks to Real World Use-Cases
  Counterparty, a blockchain-based and tokenized smart contract platform, has doubled in value since the start of 2017. It achieved this despite [...]
Bitcoin Hash Functions Explained
  Anyone with an interest in bitcoin will have heard the phrase ‘cryptographic hash function’ at some time or other. But what exactly does [...]
Alibaba’s Ant Financial Continues to Acquire Stakes across the World
  Alibaba Group further extends its foothold in the global payments sector by acquiring a stake in the Philippines-based Mynt platform. Read [...]
PayPal Offers S$180,000 Fintech Scholarship to Six Students
  PayPal has announced the launch of Fintech Scholarship program at Singapore Management University. Read more…   PayPal has announced a [...]
Is China’s Credit Bubble on the Brink of Bursting?
  In the end, it is evident for everyone to see China’s economy is not healthy by any means.   A lot of people are concerned about China’s [...]
3 Months Since SegWit Signalling Began, 54% of Miners Still Haven’t Voted
  SegWit, for example, requires roughly 95% network consensus. That number seems unrealistic right now, yet things may change in the future.   [...]
“Local Pound”: Liverpool to Get Own Digital Currency by March 2017
  Colu, a Tel-Aviv-based Blockchain startup, partnered with Independent Liverpool to launch a digital currency for users in the UK. In 2013, Oliver [...]
Why Krugman’s “Bitcoin is Antisocial and Impractical” Argument is Flawed
  Over the past few years, Paul Krugman, “economist” and University of New York professor, continuously criticized Bitcoin and its decentralized [...]