Bitcoin News 26 July 2017 – Bitcoin Price Slumps as Bitcoiner Fear Rises ahead of BIP91

Bitcoin News today – As we approach 1 August and the implementation of BIP91 scaling solution, it appears that Bitcoiners are fearful of what might just happen in terms of a UASF (User Activated Soft Fork) and the possibility of creating Bitcoin Cash. Prepare yourself by making sure you have control of your private keys – use an offline hardware wallet at all times to protect your digital assets.   While this development is hot news that gets everyone excited, hopefully, the big news of the week does not go…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash – Which are the best?

There are over 800 cryptocurrencies / crypto assets in circulation and it is important to understand the differences as well as use cases before making a decision to invest.  Crypto’s are not equal – Some are “me too’s”, some have specific uses and some have Unique Selling Points.     #1 PAYMENT SYSTEM AND DIGITAL CASH BITCOIN – A digital and global payment system that allows people to send or receive money across the internet to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Store of Value, Backed by mathematics and Proof vs trust Why…

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Bitcoin News 17 July 2017 – Bitcoin, Ethereum Volatility after Price Drop Shock

Bitcoin news today – Top story must be the sudden drop of the cryptocurrency market in the past week that has sent shockwaves through the market. The Bitcoin exchange GDAX, plans to suspend Bitcoin Withdrawals If UASF Activates – this is a warning not to keep your Bitcoins in an online wallet.       The upcoming scaling of Bitcoin, implementation of SEGWIT2X, is still creating much concern and as a result, causing the markets to react negatively. Interesting to note that this downward trend also affected most of the…

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Bitcoin News 5 July 2017 – Bitcoin Scaling Looms – Countdown Dates to Watch

Bitcoin News Review and the Major news from today’s headlines – Countdown to SegWit: the Dates to Keep an Eye On;  Deloitte and Waves Platform have partnered and believe they will shape the future of the blockchain.     Countdown to SegWit: The dates to keep in mind:- July 14: BTC1 Deployment July 21: BIP91 Signaling to Start July 23 (at the earliest): BIP91 Lock In July 25 (at the earliest): BIP91 Activation July 29: BIP91 Deadline July 31: BIP141 Deadline August 1: BIP148 Activation For more info, go to the full…

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Bitcoin News – Exponential Growth of Cryptocurrency Market

Bitcoin is the Trailblazer and King of Cryptocurrency also known as the “Internet of Money”.  The success of Bitcoin has led to the exponential growth of the altcoins market such as Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Ripple, NEM, Litecoin, and Dash.  The first six months of 2017 has seen a spurt of growth from Bitcoin, Ethereum and various Altcoins that pushed the market cap over $100 billion collectively.   The various cryptocurrencies are not all the same as they have different applications.  For example:- BITCOIN – a store of value and payment…

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Bitcoin News 30 June 2017 – Ethereum Network Congestion Eased

Bitcoin Today – The Bitcoin price continues to consolidate around $2500 – enormous growth from the $1000 level of January 2017. Ethereum over the past few days has hovered around the $300 mark and looking strong. The network congestion of the past week or so could be improved as the Ethereum network’s transaction capacity has just been increased.  Stepping up the GAS!       News Headlines: Fidelity Charitable Has Raised $9 Million in Bitcoin So Far in 2017 Demand for Bitcoin Industry Surges, Blockchain & Coinbase Lead Investors Japan…

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BREAKING NEWS: BitVault Embraces Ethereum

BREAKING NEWS – The World’s First Blockchain Phone, the BitVault, is adding an Ethereum wallet with the same security and features as for Bitcoin.     Overview of the BitVault® “Introducing the World’s first blockchain phone, the BitVault. The BitVault is a revolutionary new product that is built around security and privacy enabled through Blockchain technology. Biometric Security enabled through fingerprint and iris scan. Iris patterns are unique to you and are virtually impossible to replicate. This means that iris authentication is one of the safest ways to keep your BitVault…

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Bitcoin News 27 June 2017 – Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Drop, Short Term Volatility

Bitcoin today – the Bitcoin price has dipped below $2500 with most cryptocurrencies following suit – Ethereum dropped below $250. Both of these cryptocurrencies had reached new highs just a couple of weeks earlier… $3000 and $400 respectively.  Short term volatility, yet strong fundamentals giving rise to bullish long term outlook.     News headlines:-   European Banks Select IBM Blockchain for Small Business Trade Finance Premier event – London FinTech week – Will you be there? Find out more about the event here   Bitcoin Adoption Grows in World’s…

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Bitcoin Believers Gobble up Satoshi’s White Paper

Many have been watching Bitcoin grow in value over the past few years, and in particular, over the past year or so. More investors are being drawn to Bitcoin due to Geo-Political risk, failing economies and traditional investments which create fear and uncertainty.  The high Return on Investment (ROI), strong fundamentals and a bullish outlook for the future of Bitcoin and blockchain technology is very appealing.   During the Global financial crisis of 2007–2008,  which is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression…

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Bitcoin News: How $1000 Gift turns Teenager into Bitcoin Millionaire

Just six years ago in 2011, a teenager from Idaho in the USA, decided to invest in Bitcoin when the value was just $12 per coin.  He received a monetary gift from his grandmother and a hot tip from his brother to buy Bitcoin which prompted him to invest in cryptocurrency.   Erik Finman sold his first Bitcoin investments at the end of 2013, at $1,200 per coin, and launched an online education company called Botangle in 2014 with the proceeds.  Botangle connected frustrated students like him to find teachers on video chat.…

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