What is Ethereum?

Ethereum was introduced in late 2013 by cryptocurrency researcher and programmer, Vitalik Buterin, a cryptocurrency researcher. The development was funded by an online crowdsale during July–August 2014 and went live on 30 July 2015. The Ethereum network has shown resilience and continues to grow – a network and cryptocurrency to watch closely. Learn more by watching this short explainer video. What is Ethereum? Exchange Bitcoin and Altcoins for Ethereum or vice versa!  Click on the image below:- Exchange Bitcoin and all major Altcoins here! 25% discount when you purchase Cryptopay debit…

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Bitcoin Pre-Fork Tip – Keep Control of Your Private Keys!

The Bitcoin community is in the middle of a big debate around the scaling of Bitcoin in an attempt to reduce transaction time and cost. Should this result in a Hard-Fork, make sure you are prepared and ensure you keep control of your Private Keys – Exchanges could stop any withdrawal or deposit of Bitcoin post a Hard-Fork.  They have control of your Private Keys and your Bitcoin! What are Public and Private Keys? Learn more about Segregated Witness and Bitcoin Unlimited below:- What is Segregated Witness aka SegWit? What…

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Bitcoin News 22 March 2017

Bitcoin Today – the Bitcoin price has recovered from last week’s drop below $1000 only to pass the $1100 mark but settle under this today. Expect some volatility in the coming weeks. The news is still dominated by the scaling debate – these are the other headlines in the news today. Following on from the suspension of Chinese Exchanges in January 2017, CHINESE BITCOIN EXCHANGES are expected to resume withdrawals soon; Western Union Seeks Patent for Digital Currency Analysis; Ethereum Developers Publish Roadmap for EVM Upgrade; Japan Exchange Blockchain Consortium…

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What is Bitcoin Unlimited?

You have no doubt heard that there is a big debate going on in the Bitcoin world. There are two differing opinions on how to make sure Bitcoin can scale to meet the continuing increase in transaction volume and Bitcoin adoption. The are Bitcoin Unlimited and Segregated Witness from Bitcoin Core team. Watch this short explainer video to find out what Bitcoin Unlimited is. Should you wish to follow the story in more depth, here are a few articles to read. Bitcoin, to scale or not to scale The Big…

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What is Segregated Witness aka SegWit?

As the value and the adoption of Bitcoin is increasing, the Bitcoin scaling debate is now in full force.  It is all about making sure there is minimal delay in Bitcoin transaction time on the Bitcoin network.  Currently there are two options being considered namely, Segregated Witness (SegWit) and Bitcoin Unlimited.  Watch this short explainer video to find out what Segregated Witness is. Should you wish to follow the story in more depth, here are a few articles to read. Bitcoin, to scale or not to scale The Big Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin News 17 March 2017

Bitcoin Today – It has been an action packed week from the ETF ruling on the 10 March 2017 declining the bid to list on the stock exchange to the Bitcoin price defining the odds and pushing past the $1200 mark only to drop again today to the lower $1100’s. Altcoins soared this week with Ethereum topping $100, the third cryptocurrency to achieve this. We need to keep a close eye on a few of these Altcoins such as Dash, Monero and Litecoin. Other Bitcoin Headlines- Investment Firm Blockchain Capital…

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Bitcoin News 16 March 2017

Bitcoin Today – the Bitcoin price has dropped below $1250 but if you look at the past week, the price has been doing the sideways jive while altcoins have been pushing to new highs. Bitcoin Headlines – Coinbase to Charge Fees for On-Blockchain Transactions; Ethereum jetting ahead; Millions of Consumer Devices Vulnerable To Hacking Via Sound Waves; No Bitcoin Hard Fork please; Nasdaq is Helping Build a Blockchain Market for Ad Contracts; Google AI Firm’s Blockchain Project for Hospitals Faces Concerns over Patient Data; Japanese Blockchain Consortium Exceeds 100 Members,…

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Ethereum Jetting Ahead

Altcoins are pushing to new levels with Ethereum leading the formation at 33,57% growth at time of publication. What is causing this growth?  Is it linked to the phenomenal Bitcoin performance? Are investors wanting to cash in on the next “Bitcoin”.  Or in Ethereum’s case, could it be the formation and support for Enterprise Ethereum Alliance? Perhaps it is all just down to making more money? “There are far bigger gains to be made nowadays in altcoins than in Bitcoin … Far more money to be made, and more risk, in…

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No Bitcoin Hard Fork Please!

Vinny Lingham, CEO of Civic and Angel Investor, is speaking out about support for a contentious Hard Fork which creates another Bitcoin.  According to Lingham, we need to convince miners and the Bitcoin community not to consider doing a Bitcoin Unlimited Hard Fork. Discussion points from the article:- Exchanges confirmed they would list BTU (Bitcoin Unlimited) as an altcoin should there be a Hard Fork Bitcoin’s greatest Asset is its brand awareness – the strongest brand in crypto space Bitcoin Unlimited will just become an altcoin if it does not…

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The Big Bitcoin Debate – SegWit vs Bitcoin Unlimited

The next BIG Bitcoin event in the Bitcoin Ecosystem is all about scaling, a discussion that started a couple of years ago.  As Bitcoin’s value and adoption continues to grow, it is clear that the bottle neck in confirming transactions on the blockchain needs to be resolved. This brings us to the current debate that is raging within the Bitcoin Community. Bitcoin Core are pushing for the adoption of Segregated Witness (SegWit) and then there is Bitcoin Unlimited on the other side. This has been put to a vote by…

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