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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 Mr. Robot E COin

E Corp Brings Mr Robot’s E Coin Currency to San Diego Comic-Con No Comments

Cryptocurrency users who watched Mr. Robot may remember a currency known as E Coin. At that time, it was expected this currency would never exist. Interestingly enough, that is not the case, as E Coin is very real. It can be obtained in the form of an E Corp card issued by the company's bank. All of this goes to show there is always a market for such projects. More importantly, the currency can be...


NewsBTC Bitcoin Cash ViaBTC

ViaBTC’s BTC Market for Bitcoin Cash Fails to Gain Traction so far No Comments

Most people seemingly forget Bitcoin will still undergo a hard fork soon. More specifically, the UAHF will go into effect on August 1st. As a result, we will see a forked version of Bitcoin come to fruition, which will be known as Bitcoin Cash. This token can be traded on ViaBTC already and they recently enabled a BCC/BTC market as well. All of this is rather interesting considering BCC doesn't ev...


NewsBTC ACINQ Android Wallet

Bitcoin Users can Access the Lightning Network via new Android Wallet Released by ACINQ No Comments

Enthusiasts of the Bitcoin Lightning Network will be pleased with ACINQ right now, The company is releasing an Android Wallet for the  Lightning Network on the Bitcoin testnet. Although this still means the concept is in the  testing stage, it is a big step in the right direction. With SegWit activation drawing closer, now is a good time to look toward the future. Making the Lightning Network us...


NewsBTC Venezuela Inflation

Inflation in Venezuela Reaches Alarming Heights, but is Bitcoin the Answer? No Comments

It is evident the inflation in Venezuela is reaching troublesome heights. The country has been dealing with financial turmoil for quite some time now. Mismanagement of funds and a government incapable of improving things are some of the contributing factors. Bitcoin can make a positive impact in Venezuela, even though the local government is rather oppressive when it comes to cryptocurrency. An in...


BitFury Successfully Completes Their First Live Bitcoin Transaction on the Lighting Network No Comments

With all of the focus on SegWit activation, Bitcoin users tend to forget the Lightning Network is still a real thing. Although a viable implementation of this concept is still far away, progress is being made. BitFury successfully completed their Bitcoin transaction on the Lightning Network as we speak.It is worth noting their test was completed by using LND, a lightning implementation developed b...


Kosovo Gets its First Bitcoin ATM Despite Opposition by Central Bank No Comments

Cryptocurrency ATMs are always quite appealing to the masses. Being able to buy Bitcoin with cash is a lot more convenient compared to using exchanges. The central bank of Kosovo is not too keen on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. In fact, they recently issued a warning regarding the dangers of such currencies. Despite the opposition, the country now has its very first Bitcoin ATM. Kosovo is not a...


Goldman Sachs Feels Bitcoin Will Test the US$3,000 Mark Very Soon No Comments

It is the season for interesting Bitcoin predictions, that much is evident. Earlier this week, John McAfee made a ludicrous price prediction for Bitcoin. While he feels confident US$500,000 per BTC is not impossible, the rest of the world has a different opinion. Goldman Sachs takes a more modest approach right now. More specifically, the group feels Bitcoin may test US$3,000 again very soon. ...


Coinbase Will Not Support the User-activated Hard Fork Blockchain due to Incompatible Bitcoin Ruleset No Comments

The Bitcoin scaling debate has taken yet another interesting turn. Coinbase has issued an official statement on the user-activated hard fork. More specifically, if the UAHF to increase the block size activates on August 1st, Coinbase will not support it. That is a rather surprising development, to say the least. Seeing an exchange advise customers to withdraw money from the exchange by July 31st i...


TheMerkle Chinese Exchanges Bitcoin

Chinese Exchanges Follow Japanese Brethren By Halting Bitcoin Functions Around August 1st No Comments

With the August 1st deadline drawing closer, Bitcoin exchanges have a tough decision to make. More specifically, they need to determine if they want to halt BTC trading or not. Considering how a chain split seems likely, halting trades is the best course of action. All major Chinese exchanges will halt deposits and withdrawals, just like the Japanese counterparts will do on August 1st. Rest assure...


BIP91 Reaches 81.3% Network Support, But Will it Lock in on Time? No Comments

Bitcoin users are keeping a close eye on the BIP91 proposal right now. In fact, it is the only proposal actively preventing a Bitcoin chain split right now. This particular solution makes SegWit2x and BIP148 compatible with one another. That is quite significant, as they will activate within 24 hours of one another. The bigger question is whether or not BIP91 can gain enough traction in the coming...


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