New Bitcoin Core Update Makes SegWit Optional for Miners

New Bitcoin Core Update Makes SegWit Optional for Miners   A new software update has been published by the Bitcoin Core open-source development community. Released on Saturday, version 0.14.1 largely builds on the group’s March 0.14.0 release, incorporating a series of fixes to bugs and other tweaks to the code. Bitcoin Core is the standard software…

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Ethereum Price Technical Analysis: On The Edge

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis: On The Edge   Ethereum price is trading above the $53 support against the US Dollar, and ETH/USD must hold it if it has to move further higher. Key Highlights ETH price remained above the $53 support area against the US Dollar, and looking to extend gains. There is a new…

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Dash Price Technical Analysis: Building Forward Range

Dash Price Technical Analysis: Building Forward Range   Dash price (DigitalCash) traded mostly in a range against the US Dollar, but it looks like DASH/USD is now looking to break $79 for more gains. Key Highlights Dash price remained supported on the downside above the $73 and $75 support levels against the US Dollar. There…

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88% of Bitcoin Companies ‘Support’ or ‘Ready For SegWit

88% of Bitcoin Companies ‘Support’ or ‘Ready For SegWit   88% of major cryptocurrency companies “explicitly support” or are “ready” to implement Segregated Witness (SegWit), data shows. Bitcoin and SegWit: 46% ‘Explicit Support’ New statistics compiled by monitoring site Coin Dance tracked 146 well-known businesses in the space, finding 46% “explicitly supporting” SegWit and another…

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Bitcoin Price May Surge As Japan Moves to Increase Cash Flow

Bitcoin Price May Surge As Japan Moves to Increase Cash Flow   Holger Zschaepitz, the senior editor of the financial desk and market maniac at Welt, shared a chart which demonstrated Japan’s struggling economy and its poorly performing 10-year yields. Oops! #Japan's 10y yields drop back to 0%, could turn negative every minute as BoJ keeps…

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Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Plummets

Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Plummets    The number of functioning Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) nodes has plummeted again within a short period beginning April 22. From a steadily declining count which saw numbers go from 786 to 649 in two days, BU’s node count suddenly dropped like a stone – by 65 percent. As of press time…

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New Blockchain Deal Seeks to Expand Delaware’s Business Appeal

New Blockchain Deal Seeks to Expand Delaware’s Business Appeal There are more businesses incorporated in Delaware than there are people – a balance the state’s leadership hopes blockchain can help change. Already the location to more than 1 million incorporated businesses, many of which actually conduct their business elsewhere around the world, Delaware believes blockchain has a significant enough…

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The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon

The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon The United Nations (UN) is in the final stages of what could be one of the most epic blockchain projects of all time. After successfully using the ethereum blockchain to transmit Pakistani rupees to 100 people earlier this year, the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) is arranging…

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LocalBitcoins Momentum Is Back With Two New Record Highs

LocalBitcoins Momentum Is Back With Two New Record Highs LocalBitcoins volumes are heading back towards new all-time highs as Ukraine and the Dominican Republic set new records. “In the week ending April 22, the two markets recorded 3.6 mln hryvnia ($134,700) and 1.4 mln pesos ($29,650) respectively pass through LocalBitcoins’ books.” The uptick in the…

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Antonopoulos On AsicBoost: “Let’s Turn It Off”

Antonopoulos On AsicBoost: “Let’s Turn It Off” Veteran Bitcoin educator and commentator Andreas Antonopoulos has said AsicBoost technology is a “serious impediment to protocol enhancements.” Speaking during a Q&A session at the Silicon Valley Bitcoin meetup earlier this month, Antonopoulos said that running the technology in a covert manner is a “threat” to the network.…

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