$1,000 level has psychological significanceThe price of a single bitcoin tumbled below $1,000 on Friday for the first time in nearly a week as a debate over a controversial software update threatens to split the network. Read more
Just as I left New York City a few days ago to return to Beirut, I read in The New York Times Dan Barry’s powerful obituary of the late Jimmy Breslin, a New York City columnist and book author. Breslin achieved his initial fame in the 1960s, when I was a journalism student in the [...] Read more
A small group of bitcoin industry leaders, developers and miners are planning to discuss the digital currency's development roadmap at an invite-only meeting in May. A notice of the gathering, as well as a list of potential guests, was posted to a private mailing list today, with participants reportedly including major players from the ongoing, and […] SourceRead moreCoinDesk.com
Two months ago Bitcoin.com reported on the State of Washington giving marijuana dispensaries approval to accept bitcoin for cannabis sales. Now, thanks to a fintech startup called Posabit, a few cannabis merchants in Seattle are utilizing the decentralized currency in their business operations. Also read: ...
Bitcoin Core developers released a new technology roadmap today that charts the project's panned transition from its current digital signature algorithm to a more advanced alternative. If implemented, the proposal would find 'Schnorr signatures' replacing the ECDSA signatures bitcoin uses today to sign transactions. By making the switch, developers argue they can decrease the total data […] ...