Category Archives: Bitcoin Tips & More

Op Ed: Initial Coin Offering Risk Factors: More Than Just Legalese

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are where cryptographic computing and federal securities laws collide. As investors lacking the technical expertise of early market entrants throw their money into cryptocurrency presales, regulatory agencies like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission cannot be expected to sit on the sidelines much longer. Even if regulators do not act, when a presale results in nothing more than profits for its promoter, a disgruntled investor will inevitably make a private securities fraud claim to try and claw back some of their capital; assuming […]

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Turkey to Initiate Major Crackdown on Illegal Gambling

The Turkish government is preparing to initiate a two-year plan designed to crush illegal gambling within the nation. Among the regulations currently under consideration by the Turkish government are measures intended to prevent the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for illegal gambling activities.  Also Read: Bitwala Steps Up to Replace PayPal with Bitcoin in Turkey The Turkish State Will Introduce Harsh Punitive Measures for Those Caught Involved in the Illegal Gambling Industry Reports have revealed that Turkey is preparing to initiate a two-year long crackdown on illegal gambling, […]

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PR: Draglet Develops First Smart Contract Based Platform ACT for Social Initiatives

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. ACT: Citizens First The internet age has given birth to entirely new models of fundraising. Constant availability of up-to-date information about current events has raised social consciousness among citizens all over the world. Meanwhile, shifts in the nature of business and finance have […]

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Jihan Wu Talks About Obedience to Authority in the Bitcoin Ecosystem

Jihan Wu is a founder of the mining company Bitmain and an influential force in the cryptocurrency space. He spoke on many topics at the Future of Bitcoin conference in Arnhem, Netherlands, which took place June 30 to July 1. The title of his talk was “Why Multiple Implementations are Quite Important for Bitcoin.” Also read: The Decentralize Your Life Tour: An Interview With Derrick Broze Jihan Wu One of the most powerful things Wu discussed was the psychology of authority that is surrounding the bitcoin ecosystem. Wu talked about several popular social psychological experiments […]

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South Korea Sets Up Task Force to Determine if Bitcoin Needs Regulations

Following Rep. Park Yong-jin’s announcement of a proposed bill to provide a legal framework for digital currencies like bitcoin, South Korea has now set up a task force to determine if bitcoin should be regulated. Also read: Rollout of 260,000+ Bitcoin-Accepting Stores in Japan Begins Task Force Set Up Bitcoin.com recently reported on Rep. Park Yong-jin of the ruling Democratic Party of South Korea preparing a bill that will provide bitcoin, ethereum, and other digital currencies with a legal framework. Following lawmaker Park’s efforts towards digital currency legislation, Business […]

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Meeting the Russians Who Hope to Strike It Rich on ICOs

“7… 00… 9… 0…  183.” I type in the secret code as printed on the flyer that I found at the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Saint Petersburg the day prior. But to no avail. The steel gate to the inner-city courtyard won’t open, and the buttons I’m pressing seem like some kind of doorbell system rather than a lock anyway. As I’m about to give it a second try — against my better judgement — two more guys show up. They want to enter too and […]

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The Decentralize Your Life Tour: An Interview With Derrick Broze

This week Bitcoin.com chatted with Derrick Broze, an agorist activist, writer, host of the Conscious Resistance Network and organizer of the Decentralize Your Life 2017 tour. Broze tells our readers about the philosophy of agorism, his travels across the U.S. promoting decentralized living and emerging technologies like bitcoin. Broze has a long-term goal of planting seeds that create a stateless society “free of coercion” – and cryptocurrencies are just one of the tools that will forward this movement.   Also read: Revised Tax In Japan, Giving Residents ‘Access […]

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Investment Funds That Offer Cryptocurrency Exposure See Big Gains

These days bitcoin continues to outperform many traditional assets as the decentralized currency has become the premiere digital asset class of the 21st century. There are many ways individuals can obtain bitcoins and hold the appreciating investment themselves. However, there are also other traditionalized methods where people can invest in cryptocurrencies through trusts, self-directed IRAs, hedge funds, and other investment vehicles. Also Read: Markets Update: Bitcoin Bulls Are Back Testing Key Resistance Levels In 2017 Bitcoin Visibility Increases Among Mainstream Investors and Traditional Fund Managers Bitcoin’s performance as […]

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Diane Reynolds: `Lightning Network Will Maintain Decentralization´

Diane Reynolds just penned an article in defense of the Lightning Network (LN) as an off-chain, decentralized payment solution. This article appeared in response to the piece written by Jonald Fyookball and a Reddit post by jstolfi. Both pieces claimed Lightning Network cannot remain decentralized over the long term for mathematical reasons.  Also read: Delaware Passes Bill Recognizing Stock Trading via Blockchain Technology Fyookball’s article specifically used various examples to demonstrate decentralization is unlikely to manifest over the long term. Diane responded more directly to a challenge issued by jstolfi. The […]

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