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Sidechains Bring ICOs, Confidential Transaction to Bitcoin

Oct 11, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

First, it was the news of an anticipated sidechain with a smart contract feature finally coming to the Bitcoin network. The RSK sidechain is expected to make initial coin offerings (ICOs) possible on the Bitcoin blockchain before the end of the year. Now, the Liquid Network is live as t...

China Can Still Hurt Bitcoin

Oct 10, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

A new paper has looked into how China's capability can threaten the security, stability, and viability of Bitcoin based on its dominant position in the ecosystem. In The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of Chinese Influence on Bitcoin, the authors touch on what could be China’s mo...

Bitcoin’s Low Volatility Level A Calm Before Storm

Oct 9, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

Bitcoin's volatility level has dropped more than 18-month low according to bitvol.info's index. The platform uses the CoinDesk and the BitStamp APIs for querying historical Bitcoin data and opening price. The index puts the 30-day BTC/USD volatility at 1.71%, a range which was last ...

Higher or Lower? Bitcoin’s Value in a Financial Crisis Scenario

Oct 7, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

The IMF does not frequently predict a global financial crisis accurately but its warning should not be overlooked. So does JP Morgan's and some experts' too. They may not be able to say precisely when it would happen but they have been hinting on the need to make precautionary preparations....

Implication of India’s Largest Crypto Exchange Shutdown

Sep 29, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

India's largest cryptocurrency exchange is shutting down. Zebpay announced they will stop their operation by 4 p.m. on Friday Sept. 28 with a cancellation of unexecuted orders and non-acceptance of new orders. It cites the curb on bank accounts by the country's central bank, RBI, as hinderin...

3% of Middle-Class Chinese Have Invested in Cryptocurrency

Sep 25, 2018

lylian

Around 3 per cent of the populace from the new middle class in China have included bitcoin-like cryptocurrencies in their investment portfolio, according to a recent survey conducted by researchers in the team of Wu Xiaobo, a famed financial writer and blogger on Chinese business and economics....

Bitcoin Upgrade Thwarts Irregular Double-Spending Bug

Sep 23, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

The importance of upgrading Bitcoin Core nodes to the latest version 0.16.3 has been emphasised following new information that the bug fixed in the update is more serious than it had been previously made to seem. [caption id="attachment_28250" align="aligncenter" width="1150"] Nodes that have...