Major Japanese retail store chain Marui has signed a partnership agreement with Bitcoin exchange Bitflyer that will enable it to accept Bitcoin payments in stores starting August 7. With this move, Marui becomes the first large department store chain in Japan to accept the digital currency for payment. Plans to roll out to all 31 stores Marui...
By Alyssa Hertig Bitcoin's scaling debate finally seems to be shaking out, but some users aren't happy with the results. After a few years of debate, it was perhaps to be expected that at least some were going to come away empty-handed. Controversial scaling proposal Segwit2x tried to remedy this by joining two...
The bitcoin price surged past $4,875 on Monday as traders began to flee from the altcoin markets and pour their wealth back into bitcoin ahead of the SegWit2x hard fork that is scheduled for November. Bitcoin Price Surges Past $4,875 Bitcoin’s dominant hold on the cryptocurrency economy had tapered throughout 2017,...
The hard fork that created Bitcoin Gold hasn't worked out for speculative investors thus far. On Oct. 23, Bitcoin Gold opened at $479.82, but has fallen today (Thursday) to $130.34. Bitcoin, in comparison, climbed 7% today and is pushing near its all-time high of $6,000. The price of Bitcoin increased by about $550...
Mr Kimani Mbugua, CEO of Greenspec, a Kenya Agro-Processing company has stated that the blockchain technology has the potential to transform agriculture tremendously. Speaking at the launch of Belfrics Kenya’s Bitcoin Exchange on Saturday at the Villa Rosa Kempinski, in Nairobi, Kenya, he explained that even though there has been little talk...
Investor and anarcho-capitalist Doug Casey recently argued that bitcoin qualifies as money – even if he's not sure it'll last in the long term. In an interview published yesterday, the Casey Research founder discussed his viewpoints behind bitcoin. During the chat, he noted that he first got into bitcoin back when...
Have you ever wondered who holds the most bitcoin in a single wallet? A bitcoin wallet is explained below by masterthecrypto.com: "First off, digital wallets are quite different as compared to your physical wallet. Instead of storing money, digital wallets store private and public keys. Private keys are like your PIN...
Ripple, the only Blockchain payments provider with proven commercial deployments, announced today the addition of 10 new customers to its growing global network. These financial institutions include MUFG,BBVA, SEB, Akbank, Axis Bank, YES BANK, SBI Remit, Cambridge Global Payments, Star One Credit Union and eZforex.com, representing some of the...
Bitcoin Core nodes have increased 30 percent in three months as the battle of the hard forks continues to reshape the network. Together with a smaller jump in February this year, the move upwards marks a new trend in Core node propagation after two years of little or no movement. Data from Coin...
Within one week since December 16, the Ethereum price surged from $83 to $138, by just over 66 percent and a nice upward move above the $0.3500 resistance in ripple price against the US Dollar. Hsaka, a cryptocurrency technical analyst, suggested that Ethereum is a better asset to short because of...