Writing about crypto-themed documentaries is a relatively rare occasion. Most of them, however, obviously focus on Bitcoin, which is arguably the easiest target for research. Still, if you compare the number of documentaries on Bitcoin with the number of documentaries on the Nazis, it will become very clear that even 80 years later the ominous […]
On May 11th, block reward in the Bitcoin network was decreased from 12.5 to 6.25 BTC heralding the 3rd halving in the first crypto’s history. Block #630000, the first to bring a decreased reward, was mined by the AntPool mining pool. Crypto-industry stakeholders from around the world shared their opinions about the consequences of the […]
Shitcoins, the inglorious remnants of the golden age of crypto, they continue wandering aimlessly like redundant post-apocalyptic robots in a world where they no longer have a purpose or an excuse to exist. They are the bane of every Bitcoin maximalist and a sore on the once pristine body of blockchain tech.
There are myriads of individual aspects to the issue of personal privacy. In the case of Bitcoin, privacy is the subject of heated debates that split the community to an extent.
Bitcoin halving will keep happening at predetermined moments until there are 21 million coins. The thing is that it’s predetermined not in time, but in block height. The nearest halving is expected to happen in May 2020.
On March 27th, the U.S. Senate approved the largest anti-crisis measures package to support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s worth $2.2 trillion. The list of measures includes increasing spending on healthcare, providing direct financial help to the population, and allowing businesses to get discount loans and grants to cover salaries during the quarantine.
In November 2018, Binance cryptocurrency exchange blocked an account containing almost $1 million worth of funds. Its owner accuses the site employees of embezzlement. This was initially reported to Forklog by the representatives of HackControl.
As governments and law enforcement agencies love to remind us, Bitcoin, just like everyday paper cash, does have a darker side. Many people entered crypto through shady deals and darknet markets. Yet some managed to get their lives in order and realized that Bitcoin was just so much more than darknet cash.
A lot is going on with the economy. The monetary authorities around the world leverage their powers to intervene by printing money and introducing unconditional payments for citizens, businesses change their model or struggle to keep afloat.
Lightning Network, a second layer payment protocol, can mean a lot to Bitcoin and other blockchain-based systems. It is hailed as a solution to scalability problems and a way to make crypto payments ubiquitous, but the tech isn’t quite mature enough to handle all that.
When the quarantine is over and there are people in the streets and shops once again, we may see a world that isn’t the same as the one before. On the one hand, many people and organizations will learn new tools and ways to work remotely. On the other hand, the world economy will take […]
The market crash of the 12th–13th of March, was an unexpected and tough trial even for seasoned investors. The actual reasons behind the crash are still up for debate.