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Bitcoin transaction fees show cryptocurrency’s limits

The bitcoin rate spike, still alive despite bitter divisions in the community that supports the cryptocurrency, has laid bare the biggest problem with bitcoin: compared with fiat currencies, it’s painfully inconvenient and expensive to use as a means of payment. Bitcoin is set up to reward users for verifying transactions. Miners who package transactions into […]

Bitcoin’s High Transaction Fees Show Its Limits

The Bitcoin rate spike, still alive despite bitter divisions in the community that supports the cryptocurrency, has laid bare the biggest problem with Bitcoin: Compared with fiat currencies, it’s painfully inconvenient and expensive to use as a means of payment.  Bitcoin is set up to reward users for verifying transactions. Miners who package transactions into “blocks” receive […]

South Korea vs USA – Movie Stars Show How to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week

Featured A South Korean broadcast television channel has produced and broadcasted a reality TV show where two movie stars competed to live on bitcoin for a week. Set in South Korea and San Francisco, the actors were challenged to find merchants who accept bitcoin directly. Also read: Bank of Korea Criticized, Does Not […]

Five startups focusing on Ethereum show how they’re using the protocol

An artist’s depiction of how ether could be used in the future, as seen in front of the catering trays at Ethereum SF.Becky Peterson/Business InsiderIf you ask a room full of blockchain enthusiasts how the technology will affect the internet, the answers range from “a lot” to “more than you can even imagine.”  Such responses were […]

Proving Ground? Ethereum Gears Up for Show of Force at Devcon Event

Ethereum is out to prove itself at its annual developer event, set to begin next Wednesday. Once arguably the most active corner of the booming cryptocurrency market, it’s safe to say enthusiasm for the project has cooled, if only by comparison. Despite meteoric growth that has seen the protocol rise to $29 billion in value, not […]

These charts show how quickly bitcoin is growing

As bitcoin soars to all-time highs, the pace of gains is rapidly picking up speed. For example, it took well over 1,000 days for each leg of bitcoin’s climb from a few cents to $1,000, and from $1,000 to $2,000. But since bitcoin topped $2,000 for the first time this May, the digital currency has […]

Bitcoin Price, Ethereum Show Market Not Impressed

South Korea potentially “banning” ICOs has unsettled markets Friday, as regulatory statements from earlier this month come back to haunt investors. Comments from the country’s Financial Supervisory Commission published in local news outlet FN News Sept. 3 hints that it will be illegal to issue digital tokens later this year. “It is almost a gamble,” […]

Yo-yoing prices show Bitcoin is no cash cow

The price of Bitcoin is like Boris Johnson: unpredictable. The cryptocurrency has enjoyed a spell in the sun in recent months, surging past $5,000 (£3,600), but has also endured stormy outbreaks that have pushed prices down to as low as $2,900. It looks like more uncertain days are ahead for Bitcoin as news emerged yesterday […]

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