Bitcoin News 7 August 2017 – Bitcoin Price Soars beyond $3400

Bitcoin News today sees the Bitcoin price rise above $3400 in the wake of SegWit activation on 1 August 2017, and the subsequent birth of Bitcoin Cash. High traded volume supporting the soaring price as investors rush to own Bitcoin.     Some investors are paying an almost 75% premium just for exposure to Bitcoin and this relates to Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, the only exchange traded Bitcoin product on the market today.   The SEC is changing guard as the existing top official in charge of approving new financial products…

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Bitcoin News 1 August 2017 – Bitcoin Hard Forks, Bitcoin Cash Created

Today is a momentous day for Bitcoin – the day that the UASF, User Activated Soft Fork, activated. The Bitcoin price almost touched $3000 but dropped down around $2700 a little later. The Bitcoin hard fork, MAHF, Miner Activated Hard Fork, occurred at 12:20 UTC – miners that are mining Bitcoin Cash created a transaction block greater than 1 MB in size and forked the Bitcoin network – the creation of Bitcoin Cash.   Bitcoin.com reported “This past March Bitcoin.com launched its mining pool which has garnered quite a bit…

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What is Bitcoin Cash – BCC?

Bitcoin History in the making on 1 August 2017 – The Bitcoin Blockchain is about to fork creating two cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin with SegWit and Bitcoin Cash, without SegWit.   Basically, anyone with Bitcoin in their personal wallet will receive the same amount of Bitcoin Cash which they will have to split once they decide to trade. Some of the benefits of Bitcoin Cash are faster and cheaper transaction times as well as Replay and Wipeout Protection and a new SigHash Type, part of the replay protection technology, basically a…

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Bitcoin News 31 July 2017 – Bitcoin Scaling D-Day, Protect Your Private Keys

Bitcoin news today and the dominating story is that today is D-Day, the day before the Bitcoin upgrade and potential fork which will create the much discussed, Bitcoin Cash. Some businesses have decided not to support Bitcoin Cash but either way, clients need to make alternate arrangements ensuring they control their private keys vs the business or exchange having control.         In an article posted by Bitcoin.com, there are two cardinal rules for the time during the SegWit upgrade and potential split in the blockchain creating two…

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Bitcoin News 29 July 2017 – Inching Closer to Bitcoin Upgrade, are You Ready?

Bitcoin News Today – We are inching closer to 1 August activation of Bitcoin Scaling, BIP91 – will we have a fork and create BCC (Bitcoin Cash) or will it be a non-event? Final signaling by all miners to implement SegWit has taken place while exchanges are still deciding to suspend trade during this time or not.  In the meantime, the Bitcoin price is strong as support has not waived. The Ethereum price has dropped somewhat, under $200, however, development in the Ethereum network continues, a good sign.    …

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Bitcoin News 24 July 2017 – Bitcoin’s Major Traction in India, Fourth Highest Trading Market

Bitcoin News Today with the top stories on Bitcoin gaining commercial and regulatory traction in India. Bollywood and Online portals are helping Bitcoin gain traction in India – it has been reported that India is the fourth highest Bitcoin trading market, with over 1 million users. Bollywood is also becoming fascinated with the cryptocurrency. Online portals taking Bitcoin are increasing into various industries – book stores, bus/flight ticket and holiday booking, mobile recharge, web hosting, software management, online clothes and home décor, and training and recruitment.   While Bitcoin adoption…

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BREAKING NEWS: Bitcoin BIP91 Locked In for SegWit Activation 1 August 2017

We have a resolution… Finally!  The scaling of Bitcoin, BIP91, has been locked in for 1 August 2017 as more than 93% of miners signaling support for SegWit2X.   source: CoinDance   The Bitcoin price has reacted to this news by increasing in value by over $500 in 24 hours.     A debate that has raged on since 2015, proving that Bitcoin is a democracy and an incredible store of value which cannot be taken lightly – no change can be forced on the community without agreement no matter…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash – Which are the best?

There are over a 1000 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…

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Bitcoin News 19 July 2017 – Bitcoin Hard Fork Not Likely, Bitcoin Price Reacts

Bitcoin News Today sees the Bitcoin price recovering since the shock drop on 16 July. The Ethereum price jumped by $60 over 24 hours as more support for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance takes hold.  Is the bull starting to move again?   The Bitcoin price is reacting positively to the fact that the scaling of Bitcoin, BIP 91, is close to the necessary threshold of 80% of mining power. BIP91 is part of SegWit2X and miners have been signaling early which has made markets less volatile over the past couple…

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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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