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Ethereum Has Become Bitcoin’s Top Off-Chain Destination

Ethereum Has Become Bitcoin’s Top Off-Chain Destination

Since 2016, software engineers have worked to extend the oldest and largest cryptocurrency’s use cases through a variety of companion protocols, like the Lightning Network for payments or the Liquid Network for trading. But to date, the most popular off-chain protocols that use bitcoin (the currency, with a small “b”) run on the largest rival to Bitcoin (the […]

Lightning Network Overhaul Could Strengthen Bitcoin Privacy – But Many ‘Ifs’ Remain

Lightning Network Overhaul Could Strengthen Bitcoin Privacy – But Many ‘Ifs’ Remain

Known as Bitcoin’s second layer, since most of the action takes place off the blockchain, Lightning is being built out for faster, cheaper and more scalable bitcoin payments. The network is functional today, but it turns out it might make sense to strip out an important part and replace it with new technology to strengthen […]

Ether Leads Bitcoin on Price as Investors Prepare for Staking Arrival

Ether Leads Bitcoin on Price as Investors Prepare for Staking Arrival

Bitcoin, the top cryptocurrency by market value, rose by over 8% last week and ended May with a 9.5% gain. That came after bitcoin jumped by nearly 35% in April, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. Meanwhile, ether’s price rose by 16% last week and 12% for the month of May. Growth in ether’s non-price metrics, too, has […]

First Mover: Chainlink ‘Marines’ Are HODLing and Here’s Why You Should Care

First Mover: Chainlink ‘Marines’ Are HODLing and Here’s Why You Should Care

Diving deeper into the realm of the more than 5,000 cryptocurrencies in existence, things get even more speculative – with traders often jumping on fast-moving and thinly traded tokens for a quick profit and then quickly moving on to the next hot trade. That’s why it’s so notable that holders of one token, Chainlink (LINK), appear to […]

Crypto Custodian BitGo Joins Race to Provide Prime Brokerage Services

Crypto Custodian BitGo Joins Race to Provide Prime Brokerage Services

The services will be offered by BitGo Prime, a new entity that will be headed by Nick Carmi, BitGo’s head of financial services. Carmi joined the firm last year after stints at various banks and other financial institutions. BitGo Prime has already launched crypto lending services, and plans to expand these as well as build liquidity on its […]

Did Satoshi Nakamoto Just Move 50 Bitcoin?

Did Satoshi Nakamoto Just Move 50 Bitcoin?

A 50 BTC transaction representing a block reward from a month after the Bitcoin network launched moved today. [email protected] 50 Bitcoin that hadn’t been touched since being rewarded for mining block 3654 in 2009 moved today. https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/transaction/cb1440c787d8a46977886405a34da89939e1b04907f567bf182ef27ce53a8d71 … Bitcoin / Transaction / cb1440c787d8a46977886405a34da89939e1b04907f567bf182ef27ce53a8d71 — Blockc… Check Bitcoin (BTC) transaction, value: 49.99968592, date: 2020-05-20 blockchair.com 78 10:03 AM – […]

Tokensoft Distributes $4M in Equity to Investors Using Ethereum Blockchain

Tokensoft Distributes $4M in Equity to Investors Using Ethereum Blockchain

Tokensoft, a digital securities platform for enterprises and financial institutions, has used blockchain tech to distribute equity to investors in a $4 million funding round. The seed round, which commenced in July 2018, was co-led by Base10 and e.ventures, with Coinbase Ventures and Fidelity-affiliate Avon Ventures also participating. The investors receive a digital representation of […]

Coinbase Says That 60% of Its Bitcoin Buyers Go Into Altcoins

Coinbase Says That 60% of Its Bitcoin Buyers Go Into Altcoins

Major cryptoasset exchange Coinbase claims that although most of its users initially favor bitcoin (BTC), the vast majority also go on to trade altcoins and other digital assets. In a blog post, the platform claimed, “Among customers with at least five purchases, 60% start with bitcoin but just 24% stick exclusively to BTC.” It means that 60% of BTC […]