A group of Core coders are developing the next stage of bitcoin scaling solution, including the long-awaited 2Mb block size limit. The work has been going on for a year, one of the devs reveals.
The record trade volumes are the result of another surge of bitcoin price. On 2 December 2016, the cryptocurrency reached $772.
According to new reports, an unknown person logged in as Dread Pirate Roberts when the actual head of the darknet market was under arrest. The FBI is suspected of foul play again.
The cryptocurrency has added about $20 overnight, beating a 2.5 years’ record.
Huiyin Blockchain Venture plans to invest money primarily into bitcoin exchange, payment and remittance infrastructure.
The cryptocurrency company has lost a court action against the US Internal Revenue Service. The Northern District of California Court approves the taxmen’s claim to see all Coinbase transactions for 2014 and 2015.
An official comment on the legal status of cryptocurrencies has been issued as a formal letter circulated by the fiscal authority.
The test version contains five types of smart contracts. The developers emphasise that the new system is not based on the classic blockchain.
Russian payment system Qiwi in partnership with a company related to Alexey Chaly, an ideologist of the Crimean annexation, plan to launch a joint electric power project in 2017.
According to a post on Reddit, the wallet associated with the website now contains more than 4,000 BTC. The discussion arose if the address really belongs to WikiLeaks.
The prototype solution for decentralised securities settlement has been created in collaboration with the stock exchange operator Deutsche Börse. The concept is based on the Hyperledger blockchain.
Successful malware attack against the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency blocked payment processing in the transport network. To resume operations, the extortionists demanded 100 BTC.
Only 36 of the 42 banks participating in the blockchain consortium R3 have agreed to become strategic investors and fund the organisation’s activities.
Mitsui Sumitomo adds a new insurance product aimed to protect cryptocurrency assets from hacker attacks. Claim payments may reach as much as $8.85 million.
The most secretive bitcoin startup claims that the new service will enable users to carry out transactions in digital and fiat currency and even lend credits.
SegWit will never be implemented, it will not receive the necessary support and cannot solve existing scaling problems, claims Jiang Zhuo’er.