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.

Spanish Banks and Technology Firms Launch the Alastria Blockchain Consortium No Comments

Blockchain consortia are becoming far more prevalent as of late. While most people know R3 and Hyperledger, there are other ventures to explore as well. Over in Spain, various tech firms and banks have launched Alastria. This non-profit blockchain consortium wants to serve as a national tokenization platform and focus on digital ID. Every country in the world is focusing their attention on bloc...


Lawsuit Between R3 and Ripple is far From Over No Comments

The legal spat between R3 and Ripple is not over just yet. Even though the case is thrown out in Delaware, several cases are still in place. For now, the focus will shift to San Francisco. Ripple countersued R3 in this city last month. There is also another legal battle in New York as well. It is evident the beef between both companies is legitimate. However, a positive outcome for either company ...


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Cathie Wood Claims We Will See an Approved Bitcoin ETF Once Regulation Is in Place No Comments

Bringing Bitcoin to institutional investors has proven to be a challenge. More specifically, there are no official ETFs which gained regulatory approval so far. According to Cathie Wood, CEO of ARK Investment Management, that is only a temporary trend. However, she is confident we will see an approved Bitcoin fund before an ETF. That is a rather interesting statement, to say the very least. Ev...


Filipino Regulators Unveil Cryptocurrency Guidelines as Bitcoin Popularity Soars Again No Comments

The Philippines has been a crucial region for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies so far. With this new form of money gaining more popularity, things have evolved nicely. Unfortunately, Filipino regulators are taking a rather harsh stance against Bitcoin right now. With the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas releasing new guidelines, the future of cryptocurrencies looks a bit different. No one can deny regu...


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CryptoGraffiti Rejects Bitcoin Core as BCH is now the Only Available Payment Method No Comments

Update: Cryptograffiti was misrepresented in the earlier image associated with the article. The error has been rectified since then. The article is about cryptograffiti.info and not the artist Cryptograffiti There is a certain rivalry between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash supporters. While the developers aren't necessarily at war, both communities certainly have some issues. This development also...


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Various Restaurants Around the World now Accept Bitcoin Cash No Comments

Contrary to what some people expect, there are physical locations accepting Bitcoin Cash. While the list is pretty small right now, it shows the potential for BCH. Surprisingly, two of the locations are based in Japan, whereas the third is in the US. All locations are related to food, which is pretty convenient for BCH holders. It will be interesting to see if this list continues to grow in the ne...


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First of Two Ethereum Metropolis Hard Forks Takes Place Tomorrow No Comments

Tomorrow is an important day in the history of Ethereum. As most people know, tomorrow will be the day on which the first hard fork of the Metropolis upgrade takes place. Unlike the previous big hard fork, there will be no currency or blockchain split this time. It's an interesting milestone for Ethereum, as the quest to make this project more appealing is far from over. Once we hit block number 1...


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MMM Ponzi Scheme Continues to Tarnish Bitcoin’s Image in Africa No Comments

No one can deny the Bitcoin price has risen sharply these past few days. In Africa, the world's leading cryptocurrency is making a lot of headway. Unfortunately, it may not necessarily be for the right reasons. An old Russian-driven Ponzi scheme - known as MMM - is making the rounds again in most African countries. The company only accepts Bitcoin to provide up to 100% returns. If it sounds too go...


NewsBTC Expensive Bitcoin Pizza

Funds Spent During Original Bitcoin Pizza Day is now Worth $57m No Comments

It is evident a lot of people would love to have bought cheap bitcoins. Even early adopters would have liked to have a bigger stash of BTC. However, in those days, spending BTC was also a lot more difficult. There has been a period during which one BTC wasn't worth anything. The Bitcoin pizza is worth around $57m at today's value. An interesting lesson can be learned from this, to say the least. ...


SegWit2x Futures Price Keeps Heading South as Bitcoin Shows Who’s King No Comments

The upcoming SegWit2x hard fork has gotten a lot of attention. Even though many people still oppose it, the "free coins" are of great interest for obvious reasons. Some platforms even provide SegWit2x futures trading. This should provide a baseline value for the new coins once they become available. Right now, that value is tanking quite hard, which isn't a big surprise. It is unclear what this me...


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