In the crypto community and the society at large, there has been a long-running debate pertaining to whether Bitcoin can be defined as a protective asset along with gold, Japanese yen, Swiss franc, and U.S. government bonds. Some experts insist that the unique properties of the first cryptocurrency make it a safe haven for periods […]
As it became known, the mysterious party that had transferred 124 946.6 BTC proved to be BitFinex. According to the exchange’s CTO Paolo Ardoino, the transaction was but a part of transferring 150 thousand BTC to the company’s hot wallet.
1 What is an ETF? An ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) is an index fund traded on stock exchanges. An ETF is a type of security that acts as a certificate for a portfolio of stocks, bonds, commodities, or cryptocurrencies. The price of this security follows an index based on certain base assets. In the US ETFs […]
Crypto media outlets and social media teem with price forecasts for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin maximalists are usually confident that the market has stellar prospects while supporters of government regulation, stock markets, banks and other “traditional values” often make downward forecasts or even predict the collapse of the entire industry.
After FATF had uncovered their new AML/CFT recommendations that would become fully enforceable in June 2020, investors started getting interested in virgin Bitcoins, i.e. freshly minted coins that were not involved in any operations aside from mining.
“I’ve moved on to other things. It’s in good hands with Gavin [Andresen] and everyone” — this message was sent by Satoshi Nakamoto to a developer Mike Hearn on April 23rd, 2011. It is considered to be the last or one of the last confirmed contacts with the creator of Bitcoin before his, her, or […]
1 What is halving? Halving literally stands for halving the size of the miner reward for adding a new block to the blockchain. Satoshi Nakamoto hardcoded halvings on the Bitcoin network every 210,000 blocks (approximately every 4 years). 2 How many Bitcoin halvings have already happened? In Bitcoin network halvings were carried out twice: November […]
The recently appointed CEO of Bitcoin.com Stefan Rust learned about Bitcoin in 2012, when a developer from Guatemala asked him to pay in BTC. Unlike many early adopters, Rust didn’t think it was a nonsense at the time.
Christian Decker is one of the true Bitcoin veterans and the first person in the world to get a Bitcoin related PhD. Today the Switzerland-born engineer is one of the leading developers at Blockstream working on Lightning Network specifications and C-Lightning implementation. In an exclusive interview with ForkLog, Christian Decker tells how he came to […]
The US president has made his first-ever public comments about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, stating that they “are not money” while their “value is highly volatile and based on thin air.”
She is well versed in economics and finance and driving a motorcycle, but, most importantly, she loves Bitcoin with all her heart. A professional in marketing and business development, Alena Vranova is a co-founder and former CEO of SatoshiLabs, one of the oldest companies in the Bitcoin industry best known for its Trezor hardware wallet.
Crypto investors now have one more reason to be optimistic of the future after U.S.-based provider of investment data Weiss Ratings for the first time in the firm’s history has upgraded the score of Bitcoin to a solid A- grade.