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.
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BitPay May Activate Bcoin’s Implementation of Extension Blocks on the Mainnet Soon No Comments

When the Extension Blocks solution was first introduced, BitPay immediately acknowledged their support. It now appears the company is preparing to take things to the next level. In fact, BitPay will help test the Extension Blocks scaling solution moving forward. It appears the implementation of this scaling solution is almost complete. An interesting time is ahead for bitcoin, that much is certain...


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California’s Version of BitLicense Returns As Legislative Proposal AB 1123 No Comments

Policymakers continue to oppose bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in certain regions of the world. California legislators have tried to introduce their version of BitLicense a while ago. Luckily, those plans were shot down relatively quickly, not once, but twice. It appears a new proposal under the name AB 1123 has come up, with touches upon the topic once again. This bill needs to be opposed by the pe...


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Blockchain-based MobileGo Platform Is The Missing Link Between E-sports And Mobile Gaming No Comments

There is a bright future ahead of mobile gaming and cryptocurrency. GameCredits is working on their Mobile Go platform, which will shake the mobile gaming industry to its core. Right now, there is a lack of technology to allow the trade of virtual items and wager tournaments. Even though this technology exists in the world of PC gaming, it never made an impact on the mobile sector. All of that is ...


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EncryptoTel ICO Is Live Now, Quickly Raises Over US$845,000 No Comments

There are quite a few interesting ICO projects to be found in the cryptocurrency space right now. One of these projects goes by the name of EncryptoTel, which provides a whole new communication solution. With a strong focus on encrypted communication and blockchain communication, EncryptoTel is checking a lot of the right boxes. Their ICO has raised over US$845,000 so far, and there are still 37 d...


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Converting USDT to USD Is Subject to a 7% Premium Due to Tether’s Banking Woes No Comments

A lot of cryptocurrency enthusiasts will be aware of the problems faced by Tether. The company provides digital tokens linked to their native fiat currency value. However, it appears this peg is no longer being maintained, at least where Tether USD - or USDT - is concerned. That is not a positive development by any means, as this situation needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Tether Ca...


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Roger Ver Claims Bitcoin Unlimited is Production Ready At This Stage No Comments

It has been a while since someone tweeted something odd about Bitcoin Unlimited. Roger Ver came up with a statement that will get people riled up once again. In his opinion, Bitcoin Unlimited is production ready, as it produces over 40% of network blocks. While that statistic is true, no one in their right mind would call BU production ready right now. It caused quite a backlash on social media as...


NewsBTC Florida Bitcoin Bill

Florida May Pass Bill To Introduce More Bitcoin Regulation Under AML Laws No Comments

Bitcoin users often get scrutinized by government officials for no apparent reason. In the State of Florida, anyone using bitcoin may soon find themselves as a person of interest in a money laundering investigation. Lawmakers aim to pass a bill that adds virtual currencies to Florida's money-laundering statute. This is not good news for bitcoin users by any means, that much is certain. It is ra...


NewsBTC Abra Support Expands

Abra Continues To Improve Support For US banks And Credit Union No Comments

The past few weeks have been quite exciting for the Abra team. The bitcoin-based money transfer service continues to add a lot of support for US bank accounts and credit unions. Not too long ago, the list had grown to over 50 US banks, which is quite impressive. As of yesterday, the company added another dozen institutions to this quickly expanding list. Abra seems to be firing on all cylinders as...


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Billionaire Mike Novogratz is an Early Ethereum and Bitcoin Adopter No Comments

It is not surprising wealthy individuals take a keen interest in cryptocurrency. Mike Novogratz, a well-known billionaire, has certainly done so in the past. In fact, ten percent of his total net worth comes in the form of bitcoin and Ether. That is quite a substantial amount, although no one knows for sure how wealth Novogratz is, to begin with. It is good to see people openly talk about their cr...


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Coinbase Announces Token, An Ethereum-oriented Secure Messaging App No Comments

Bitcoin exchanges are always looking for new opportunities to expand their market presence. Coinbase recently announced project Token, which is quite an intriguing concept. It combines private and secure messaging with an Ethereum wallet and a browser for Ethereum-based applications. The application is available in the form of a developer preview, with no release date announced just yet. It has...


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