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The 17-millionth bitcoin is mined

The 17-millionth bitcoin is mined

Bitcoin network has produced 17 million coins. The mining pool BTC.com has calculated another block which has lead to increased bitcoin numbers to a round number. The number of coins in the bitcoin protocol...
Hacker extorts 0.1 BTC for decoding the website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy

Hacker extorts 0.1 BTC for decoding the website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy

A hacker calling himself X~zakaria has hacked a website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and cole industry and encrypted all its files. He requested to transfer 0,1 BTC to his e-wallet for decoding.  Ha...
Tom Lee forecasts bitcoin price falling mid April

Tom Lee forecasts bitcoin price falling mid April

Bitcoin price is to fall till 17th of April due to $25 billion of the total tax debt of crypto investors and traders. This opinion was expressed by the founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors and financial...

Samourai Wallet developers invented how to send bitcoin via SMS

Samourai Wallet developers have created an application called Pony Direct allowing to send Bitcoins via standers SMS. The main idea of this development is to avoid censorship by state regulators. Samourai...

Bitcoin's price tumbles as Bitfinex and Tether head to court

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the United States (CTFC) summoned representatives of Bitfinex and Tether. As it turned out, the companies had received the notice on December 6th, 2017. Tether...

Steve Wozniak "no longer believes" Elon Musk and is "tired" of Bitcoin

Steve Wozniak is one of the pioneers of the IT industry and therefore his public statements rarely go unnoticed. At the same time, the famous engineer has repeatedly changed his attitude to these or other...

Is quantum computing a threat to the Bitcoin system?

Quantum computers are fundamentally different from modern quartz computers and are capable of solving tasks that would take ordinary computers thousands or millions of years. Today, the era of quantum...

Russian company started trading bitcoin futures

Inspired by the success of the US stock exchanges the FINAM brokerage company started trading bitcoin futures for Russian traders. The company cooperates with the largest US stock exchange CBOE, which first...

A critical vulnerability has been corrected in Electrum Bitcoin wallets

A vulnerability has been found in Electrum Bitcoin wallet's code in which the user's secret keys can be stolen, and their Bitcoins too. The problem was first noticed by one of the users of GitHub under the...

Conducting the first futures contracts for bitcoins coincided with the fall in the exchange rate

In December 2017, the Chicago Stock Options Exchange (CBOE) began trading bitcoin futures (XBT). On January 18, the first contracts (more than 120 thousand) of F8 were sold at the price of $ 11,055. The total...

The owner of 5,057 Bitcoins will donate most of the money to charity

The owner of a Bitcoin wallet with 5,057 coins realized that he has more than he can spend and decided to donate most of his wealth to charitable purposes. The total value of the wallet at that time was about...

eBay will add payment in Bitcoin

Vice President of eBay, Scott Cutler, said that the company is seriously thinking about the payment of goods in Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency is what everyone is discussing today. It is becoming more and more...

GMO will pay employees with Bitcoins

The Japanese GMO Internet Group will pay salaries in cryptocurrency. With the help of the new payment system of the company, more than 4,700 employees will receive part of their salary in Bitcoins as early as...

Bitcoin futures are more expensive than the coin itself

The recent rapid rise in the price of Bitcoin to $18,000 occurred against the backdrop of the preparation of stock exchanges for the trade of Bitcoin futures (XBT). The exchanges expect to attract investors...

Steve Wozniak approves of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is sometimes compared to gold. Unlike ordinary money, it has a limited supply. That is, it is impossible to create new Bitcoins indefinitely. Bitcoins must be mined just like minerals. And the more...