MrBitcoin May 15, 2018

Zcash just became the first privacy coin to earn itself a fiat trading pair on a mainstream American exchange. On Monday, May 14, 2018, a Gemini blog post announced that the Winklevoss-run exchange would list Zcash after it received the go-ahead from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS). Opening deposits for Zcash […]

MrBitcoin May 14, 2018

Adam James · May 14, 2018 · 1:00 am The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested five individuals charged in connection with an alleged home-invasion conspiracy to steal nearly $1 million in Bitcoin.  Residential Strong Arm Robbery They say that crime never pays. For five men in Georgia, that was certainly the case. As reported […]

MrBitcoin May 13, 2018

While Bitmain creates new ASIC Antminers to mine any cryptocurrency running Equihash proof of work, the affected cryptocurrencies look at measures to prevent it. New York has a lot of news happening this week, with the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company looking to get into bitcoin trading and Blockchain Week kicking off with the […]

MrBitcoin May 10, 2018

Peer-to-peer marketplace Paxful has announced plans to construct a blockchain technology incubation hub in Lagos, Nigeria. The project — set to be launched this coming fall — will provide a coworking space for company staffers and offer services like networking for ICO advisors, corporate and individual blockchain training, and mentorship for Nigerian blockchain developers. In […]

MrBitcoin May 8, 2018

Mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has announced the release of its new Antminer Z9 mini, an ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) miner capable of mining any cryptocurrency running the Equihash proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm. This includes, most notably, Zcash. The company made the announcement via its Twitter page: “Pleased to announce the Antminer Z9 mini, an ASIC miner […]

MrBitcoin May 7, 2018

Major Cryptocurrency price tracking site CoinMarketCap (CMC) has removed the website from its Bitcoin (BTC) page as of today, May 6. Though there was no official announcement from CMC, the price tracker removed as BTC’s secondary website evidently in the wake of recent allegations that was misleading customers into buying Bitcoin Cash […]

MrBitcoin May 6, 2018

The Lightning Network continues to make news and Bitcoin Magazine’s latest cover story looks at what the future might hold for the innovative technology. Also new this week, BTC Media’s highly anticipated 2018 “Map of the Blockchain/Crypto Ecosystem” was also unveiled. It’s full of creative visual treats highlighting the state of the sector and its […]

MrBitcoin May 6, 2018

Jeff Francis · May 5, 2018 · 8:00 pm The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington state is heightening its security over fears of angry Bitcoin mining operators who are being shut down. As some countries crack down on Bitcoin mining, operators have taken to looking for greener pastures. The chief concern is […]

MrBitcoin May 4, 2018

Blockchain technology holds great promise in Ethiopia, the largest coffee producer in Africa, but getting a foothold in the country is a challenge due its constraining bureaucracy. One blockchain company is finding inroads by directly collaborating with the government. IOHK, the company behind the Cardano blockchain, has announced a partnership with the government of Ethiopia […]