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Op-Ed: Bitcoin’s Roots in the Great Law of Peace

Bitcoin, in its nine years of existence, has steadily gained traction, defining itself as a new digital gold. Early adopters of this technology have shown excitement for the potential of this inflation-proof sound money. With steady increase in value over the years, this new invention of money has established its position in finance. The gold rush pushed by the price ...

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The Question of Bitcoin’s Future

There is a lot of uncertainty revolving around Bitcoin these days, having entered the second hundred days of the bear market. People are now beginning to question whether the technology is worth their continued investment. Bitcoin, despite the last few months, is valued higher than it was at the same time last year. Most people now in Bitcoin are relatively ...

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Bitcoin’s Dramatic Drop Should Not Worry Investors: Expert

Recently, Bitcoin’s price slipped to $6,000, pulling most of the altcoins down with it. Some experts see a “bear flag” in the downward-spiraling charts and predict an even greater drawdown, which is causing a wave of concerns among market participants. Is this decline in the prices of digital assets as terrible as many think? The Light at the End of ...

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Decommissioned Swiss Army Bunkers Can Keep Your Bitcoins Safe

The banking sector appears almost smitten by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies these days. Although there is still plenty of work to be done, it seems Xapo has some big plans. Using old Swiss army bunkers for Bitcoin-related purposes raises a lot of questions. Swiss Army Bunkers and Bitcoin It doesn’t happen all that often that one hears the terms “Swiss army bunker” ...

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Allianz Economic Advisor: Bitcoin’s Future is Mainly as a Store of Value

One of the planet’s most respected financial market analysts has spoken about a possible entry point for investors wishing to get exposure to Bitcoin, along with his thoughts about the future of the most successful digital asset to date. Mohamed El-Erian, the chief economic adviser at Allianz, stated that the cryptocurrency was worth considering at prices below $5,000 per BTC. ...

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Challenge of Mining Centralization Unveils Bitcoin’s Elegant …

Last year, growing problems of Bitcoin mining centralization came to light with the controversy of an AsicBoost scandal. As a largely centralized hash rate began to threaten the software’s magical property, concerns were raised that incentives at the crux of Bitcoin’s game theory had broken away. Now, the power of miners, harnessed by economic incentives, escaped accountability by attacking Bitcoin’s ...

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Still Unsuitable for Large Payments, Research Suggests

A recent report published by cryptocurrency research firm Diar suggests that Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, a second-layer solution touted as the answer to the cryptocurrency’s scalability problem, is still unsuitable for large payments. According to the report, the network only ensures a 100 percent success rate for payments of $0.03 or less. The chance of successfully sending payments drops as the ...

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Capacity Problems Addressed with New Client

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is considered to be a major development. Scaling the world’s leading cryptocurrency to new levels is not easy. Although significant progress has been made already, there are still some concerns to contend with. Big payments remain a problem, and it seems just a handful of node operators provide over 50% of the capacity. The Lightning Network Concerns ...

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Now Powers a Version of Pokemon

Blockchain technology has many different use cases. One of the concepts actively being explored right now is games. They are an interesting example of what Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is capable of. Very few people had assumed it would ever power a version of Pokemon, after all. A Lightning Version of Pokemon In the video gaming world, Pokemon has always been ...

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