Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Invests $100,000 in Bitcoin Investing App

For several decades, banks and financial advisors have searched for ways to get those without vast resources to invest and save their money. An early example was Bank of America’s Keep the Change program, which rounded up purchases and moved the change to savings accounts. The Need for Passive Investment A few years back, the Lawnmower …

BitMEX Takes Aim at Bitcoin Core, Will Launch Competing Software Client

The research arm of cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX has announced that it will launch its own Bitcoin software client to compete with reference implementation and industry standard Bitcoin Core. Unveiled this week in a lengthy post discussing the merits of competing software clients, BitMEX Research said that it chose to release its own BTC client …

Blockstream’s Bitcoin Sidechain is Now Live

Samson Mow, chief strategy officer at Blockstream, announced today that the blockchain startup has launched the Liquid Network, a Bitcoin sidechain. Liquid is, as described by the company, “an innovative sidechain built on the Bitcoin network, facilitating faster bitcoin transactions between businesses and individuals, while enabling extended functionality.” The main purpose for the technology is …

This Off-Grid, Solar-Powered System Sends Crypto Through Radio Waves

To many, cryptocurrency is a way of securing financial independence from banks and governments. Those interested in going off-grid, distancing themselves from authority, and even “preppers” who believe that major catastrophe is coming any day share many of the values of hardcore crypto advocates. One point of contention is blockchain’s reliance on the power grid …

Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Would Have Let Miners Print New Coins

A newly-patched vulnerability in Bitcoin Core was far more severe than initially revealed, developers disclosed in an updated statement on Thursday. Bitcoin Vulnerability More Serious Than Earlier Announced The statement, posted on the website for the open source project, revealed that Bitcoin Core versions 0.16.3 and 0.170rc4 not only patch a denial-of-service (DoS) bug but …

Bitcoin Cash ‘Chain-Splitting’ Bug was Detected by Bitcoin Core Dev.

It has emerged that the “unknown person” who notified Bitcoin ABC developers of a vulnerability in Bitcoin Cash which would have resulted in the unintended split of the altcoin’s network is actually a Bitcoin Core (bitcoin’s primary software implementation) developer. In a Medium blog post, Corey Fields revealed that he was responsible for anonymously and …

Despite Previous Signals, Bitcoin Remains Key to Circle’s Strategy

After spending a couple of years signaling an impending shift in focus away from Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, Circle Financial seems to be executing a 180-degree shift in strategy, boosting its crypto-related offerings in a series of moves that some say are positioning it as a competitor to Coinbase. Circle Distanced Itself from Bitcoin in 2016 …

Brazilian Entrepreneur Creates Bitcoin-Powered Coffee Machine

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. Ricardo Reis, a Brazilian entrepreneur, has recently created a bitcoin-powered coffee machine, in an attempt to show the flagship cryptocurrency has various potential use cases as actual “programmable money.” A video of the coffee machine in action was initially shared with a BTC-focused group …

Indonesia’s Public And Private Sectors Explore Uses For Blockchain

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. In Indonesia, a country with 250 million people living across 17,000 islands, both the private and public sectors are actively exploring blockchain technology to overcome challenges managing data for everything from food output to election results to trade financing. The government …