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What Is a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP)?

Nov 19, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine

A Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) is a standard for proposing changes to the Bitcoin protocol, or in some cases a source for information for the Bitcoin community. Additionally, some BIPs are proposed changes to the BIP process itself. BIPs can include consensus-critical cha...

SNICKER: How Alice and Bob Can Mix Bitcoin With No Interaction

Nov 15, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine

SNICKER could be the next tool in Bitcoin’s growing privacy toolbox. Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper suggests that privacy was a design goal of the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain analysis can often break users’ privacy today. This is a problem. Bitcoin u...

Darknet Markets Can’t Live With — or Without — Bitcoin

Oct 29, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the seizure and takedown of Welcome to Video (WTV), one of the largest darknet marketplaces for child pornography in the world. The website was accessed through Tor Hidden services (.onion) and transacted a t...

Ethereum’s Effect on Altcoins Feeds Bitcoin’s Dominance

Oct 29, 2019

Olusegun Ogundeji

Bitcoin's 12% sudden rise as China’s President Xi Jinping triggered a blockchain frenzy cemented its grip on the market and strengthened its dominance of the entire crypto industry - at its highest range in almost three years (currently at over 67%). The sustained dominance tells of Ethe...

India Residents Buy, Sell Cryptos With Rupee Again

Oct 26, 2019

Olusegun Ogundeji

Despite talks of the Indian government planning to introduce a bill to ban cryptocurrency in Parliament this winter session, India residents have been presented with a means to deposit Indian Rupee (INR) to buy and sell cryptocurrencies which has not been possible for several months. S...