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The History of Ethereum in 500 Words – The Merkle

If there is one cryptocurrency that has attracted outsize attention this year, it has to be Ethereum. Although not all its news has been positive, the overall sentiment has remained bullish. Over the course of the past few years, there have been some interesting Ethereum developments that people should continue to keep in mind. The Early Years of Ethereum Everyone […]

Bitcoin Passes $8,000 For the First Time in History

In Brief For the first time, the value of bitcoin passed the $8,000 mark. This milestone arrived just weeks after the cryptocurrency crossed the $7,000 mark. Just weeks after crossing the $7,000 milestone, bitcoin surged to a new all-time high on November 16, peaking at $8020 on the Bitfinex exchange. This marked the […]

Biggest Hack In History Freezes $156M In Digital Currency Funds

In what may be the biggest hack in digital currency’s short history, an ethereum-based company has suffered an attack that resulted in more than $156 million in digital currency being frozen and inaccessible. That throws many technology companies – including some with entertainment projects – into limbo, unable to access funds raised for development and operations […]

The First Cryptocurrency Dividend in History Just Fell Flat on Its Face — The Motley Fool

Historically, the stock market has been the greatest creator of wealth. Inclusive of dividend reinvestment, stocks tend to return an average of 7% annually, which works out to an expectation of doubling your investable wealth about once every decade. Then bitcoin and other digital currencies came along and left stocks in the dust. Bitcoin leaves […]

History Repeated? Confidence High Ethereum Will Avoid Blockchain Split

“There is no reason to believe that this one will be controversial.” Just days away from making one of its biggest-ever upgrades, confidence is high among ethereum supporters that the world’s second-largest blockchain will avoid past mistakes and successfully navigate a coming change to its codebase, projected for Sunday night. “I expect that nothing will happen,” Ethereum Foundation […]

The History of Bitcoin.com: An Introduction to Our New Company Blog

Announcements This introductory post can be found at our new company blog where you can find the latest announcements from the Bitcoin.com team. Check out our blog today!  This September is our two year anniversary operating Bitcoin.com — the world’s most interactive web portal dedicated to educating the world about the technological innovation […]

Vivid History: ‘How Money Got Free’ Is the Untold Story of Bitcoin

An early bitcoin developer and entrepreneur, Alex Waters served as COO and CIO for bitcoin exchange startup BitInstant. Later going on to start several bitcoin ventures, he was also at the forefront of efforts to boost its regulatory compliance. In this opinion piece, Waters reviews “How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the […]

Who Pulled Off the Biggest Bitcoin Heist in History?

“Even in the midst of hell, it all depends on how much Bitcoin you’ve got.” That would be modern version of an old Japanese saying (地獄の沙汰も金次第) but it still holds hold true. Bitcoin is worth a lot of money and that can open many doors. Bitcoin was supposed to be to currency what the internet […]

From Silk Road to ATMs: the history of Bitcoin | Technology

Bitcoin is a digital currency started in 2009 by a mystery figure named Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown. It is unlike traditional currencies because it has no central bank, nation state or regulatory authority backing it up. The “coins” are made by computers solving a set of complex maths problems. To spend […]

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