Buy Pizza With Bitcoin! Crypto Twitter Enamored With Lightning Network App

Years ago, when Bitcoin was just a wee lad, a crypto user going by Laszlo made the world’s first real-world transaction with BTC. In what became a historic event in this nascent community, the BitcoinTalk user purchase pizza for 10,000 BTC, then valued at less than $40. Since that date using crypto to purchase pizza,

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5 Reasons Why I Plan to Adopt Bitcoin Cash for Everyday Payments [and You Should Too]

The Bitcoin Cash price has had little negative volatility in recent times, just like Bitcoin itself and Ethereum. In times like these, the question arises: why don’t we just use Bitcoin Cash? Here are five reasons that I’m considering adopting Bitcoin Cash as my cryptocurrency of choice for everyday usage. 1. Low Fees, Empty Blocks The average transaction fee on Bitcoin Cash is less than a penny. Despite having large blocks, most of the blocks are relatively empty by comparison to Bitcoin. If you have a lot of inputs, your transaction fee will be higher, of course. But the cost

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Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

Crypto Card Users in the U.S. Left With Scarce Options as Shift Card Sunsets ServicesU.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More […]

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Analyst: Bitcoin Holding $3,550 Means “Next Strong Move” is Building

Ever since Bitcoin (BTC) suddenly ran on February 8th, posting a jaw-dropping performance that came straight out of left field, the broader crypto market has entered a lull. While there have been a few notable movers, like Binance Coin (BNB), the broader digital asset class has all but stopped moving. Price action has effectively come

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5 Harsh Truths No Crypto Investor Wants to Hear – But Ignores at Their Peril!

There’s no shortage of optimism in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world – so much so that cold, harsh truth starts to become a rare commodity. With that in mind, let’s take a sobering look at five truths cryptocurrency investors don’t want to hear, no matter how much they should. 1. In a World of Bitcoin Experts, Nobody Knows Anything In the cryptosphere, most experts are self-appointed. A select handful of personalities have won the trust of the average crypto enthusiast, but those are few and far between. The highest rated ICO experts somehow emerged at the same time as the guinea-pig

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Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments Via BitpayCryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium. The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than $500 million in venture capital, now accepts direct cryptocurrency payments via Bitpay. Also Read: Wikipedia […]

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This Anti-Bitcoin Op-Ed Just Took the QuadrigaCX Dialogue to a New Low

Writing for Foreign Policy, David Gerard levies the following taunt: “Forget Bitcoin, try your mattress – cryptocurrency is about as safe as keeping your money in a sock under someone else’s bed.” David Gerard Lays into Bitcoin Yeah, tell that to the guy whose kids are playing with his change for a cup of coffee. No really. What if your money doesn’t fit under your mattress? It’s happened to many people before. Hyperinflation Happened in Germany after World War I And it’s no joke. It’s very serious when something like this happens. The French Third Republic levied its first income tax

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More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock ProjectOver the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner. Also Read: Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend […]

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How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your Coins

How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your CoinsHow do you convert bitcoin that’s associated with your identity into coins with no connection to your name? In an era of enhanced blockchain forensics tools, passing your coins through a few addresses and hoping for the best won’t cut it. Reclaiming your right to privacy and to own bitcoin anonymously calls for a smarter […]

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In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law

In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg LawIn this edition of The Daily, we look at Liberstad’s progress toward building a libertarian community in Norway. The city has just issued its own digital coin. Also, crypto mining contracts have been classified as securities in the Canadian province of Quebec. And in Europe, Luxembourg has adopted a law that protects crypto traders and […]

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