Author: JP Buntinx

JP is working hard to bring more credibility to the Bitcoin and blockchain news industry. Outside of being Europe Editor at Newsbtc, JP is also an active writer for the website, and does not shy away from letting his opinion be heard.
NewsBTC Switzerland Bitcoin Price Speculation

Six Exchange AG Offers New Speculative Certificate for Bitcoin Price Watchers No Comments

Correlations between traditional finance and cryptocurrency are not hard to find these days. Investors want exposure to Bitcoin but without most of the risks. Speculation on the Bitcoin price is their main objective first and foremost. New investment vehicles on Switzerland's Six Exchange AG may provide the solution people have been asking for. It allows investors to profit if the Bitcoin price di...


NewsBTC Bitcoin Cash Growth

Bitcoin Cash Ecosystem Thrives Thanks to Major Support From Exchanges No Comments

Even though the opinions on Bitcoin Cash are divided, the cryptocurrency is maturing pretty quickly. Some people often claim liquidity is the most important aspect of a cryptocurrency. Whether or not that is true, remains to be seen. One thing that is certain is how BCH is listed on a lot of exchanges right now. Things have evolved pretty well for a currency not too many people gave a fighting cha...


GDAX Will Support the “Limited” SegWit2x Hard Fork After all No Comments

The SegWit2x hard fork has been very contentious, to say the very least. Initial support started dwindling pretty quickly. Moreover, the developers informed the world this plan was canceled not too long ago. It seems that situation has come to change as well. A few community members will still attempt to go ahead with this fork in a few hours. As a result, GDAX will disable Bitcoin transactions an...


BitPay CEO Claims Current Average Bitcoin Fee Makes 57.26% Wallet Balances Unspendable No Comments

Everyone knows the Bitcoin transaction fees always spark new debates. In most cases, those discussions are not going all that well. Tony Gallippi, the CEO of BitPay, isn't a big fan of this situation either. Instead, he points out how over half of the current Bitcoin wallet is unable to spend their balance. This is mainly due to the balances being lower than the actual transaction fees. There is s...


The First Lumens ATM is Introduced in Singapore During the Fintech Festival No Comments

Cryptocurrency ATMs are a vital part of the ecosystem right now. these machines allow people to conveniently purchase Bitcoin and select altcoins. It now appears there is at least one ATM which also supports Stellar Lumens. Until now, there was no indication XLM support would be integrated by any companies. Most of the details are still secret, but the machine seemingly works just fine. It is g...


Vitalik Buterin Apologizes for “Controversial” Bitcoin Cash Tweet No Comments

There has been a lot of commotion involving Bitcoin Cash as of late. Things got especially interesting when Vitalik Buterin suddenly started "supporting" this altcoin. More specifically, his tweet caused a fair amount of backlash. Publicly congratulating Ver and Wu on the success of BCH isn't out of the ordinary. Not even when this altcoin briefly surpassed Ethereum in market cap. However, others ...


NewsBTC London Block Exchange Debit Card

London Block Exchange Announces new Cryptocurrency Debit Card No Comments

More competition in the world of cryptocurrency debit cards is never a bad thing. Although there are a dozen of different cards already, London Block Exchange claims they offer something unique. The Visa card is mainly designed for Bitcoin users, although other virtual currencies are supported as well. The goal is to launch this card within a few weeks from now. A pretty ambitious goal for a compa...


Latin American Exchange SurBTC Now Supports Bitcoin Cash No Comments

Cryptocurrency exchanges are a vital part of the ecosystem. Even though they are also a weak point, it is a necessary evil for the time being. Over in Argentina, cryptocurrency has quickly become a lot more popular for obvious reasons.  More specifically, the liquidity these exchanges provide is of great value to customers. SurBTC is one of the biggest exchanges in Latin America right now. They r...


Oslo Bitcoin Meetup Renames to Bitcoin Cash Meetup No Comments

An interesting shift from Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash is taking place as we speak. In Oslo, one of the Meetup groups is ditching Bitcoin altogether. The name has even been rebranded to Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup starting a few days ago. This is a rather interesting development, although we will see more of these in the future. The battle lines between BTC and BCH are becoming more clear than ever before...


SegWit Transaction Percentage on Bitcoin Blockchain Dips Below 10% Again No Comments

The activation of Segregated Witness on the Bitcoin network hasn't done too many favors so far. The number of SegWit-capable transactions is still incredibly low. Without proper support form wallets and other service providers, this will not change. According to the charts, less than 10% of all transactions use this scaling solution. It is a very worrisome trend, to say the very least. Solving thi...


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER