The Birth of BCH: The First Crazy Days of “Bitcoin Cash”

August 1 saw the birth of a brand-new cryptocurrency: “Bitcoin Cash,” sometimes referred to as “Bcash” and using the currency tickers “BCH” or “BCC.” Bitcoin Cash shares a history with Bitcoin, but yesterday it forked off to form its own blockchain and currency. Here’s the story so far. The Fork Bitcoin Cash, initially defined by ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Post-Fork Markets Await Enabling of BCH Deposits

As expected, the events leading up to the BTC hardfork were dramatic. Before splitting off with its hardfork counterpart (Bitcoin Cash), BTC-USD saw drastic swings in price with wildly different market values, depending on the exchange. While some exchanges saw new all-time highs being achieved (Kraken BTC-USD), others began to see discounts in their BTC-USD values. At points, there were ...

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These Bitcoin Exchanges and Wallets Are Supporting Bitcoin Cash

“Bitcoin Cash” (BCH), a proposal initially proposed by bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer Bitmain, activated on August 1, 2017. Hours after the activation of Bitcoin Cash, ViaBTC mined the first Bitcoin Cash block. Also on August 1, Bitcoin Magazine’s Aaron Van Wirdum released an extensive guide for bitcoin holders on claiming and selling Bitcoin Cash that has been credited to them. ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Claiming Your “Bitcoin Cash” (and Selling It)

Bitcoin Cash (sometimes referred to as Bcash, and mostly using the tickers BCH or BCC) launched today. Although no block has been mined on the Bitcoin Cash chain, this could happen at any moment. Anyone who held bitcoin at 12:20 p.m. UTC will then have an equivalent amount of BCH attributed to their Bitcoin private keys. In our beginner’s guide ...

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Op Ed: Launching an ICO? Follow This Advice from the SEC

Lost in the headlines over the SEC’s recent pronouncements on cryptocurrency was important practical advice for both promoters of and participants in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Most coverage was rightfully garnered from the Report by the SEC’s enforcement division which deemed that DAO Tokens are securities, after subjecting the offering to the Howey test. However, the simultaneously issued Investor Bulletin ...

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Bloq Outlines Blockchain Solutions for Trade Finance and Supply Chain Management

Bloq, a Chicago-based blockchain developer and software startup, has joined IBM and Microsoft to develop blockchain platforms and best practices for one of the most promising use cases for blockchain technology: trade finance and supply chain management. Interest in the use of blockchain for trade is growing rapidly as companies and organizations like IBM, Microsoft, Hyperledger, JP Morgan and Walmart ...

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Blockstack Summit Tackles the Future of Decentralization

Following a week of bombshell developments in the industry, from the SEC classifying the DAO Tokens as securities to the arrest of Alexander Vinnik for allegedly laundering 4 billion dollars through BTC-E, the inaugural Blockstack Summit kicked off on the morning of July 27th with an eye toward innovative layered protocols that can exist on top of existing blockchains. Hosted ...

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How Airbitz Hopes to Keeps Bitcoin Decentralized on Mobile Wallets

Airbitz is one of the more popular mobile bitcoin wallets among those who believe in the digital asset’s core tenet of decentralization. Recently, Bitcoin Magazine caught up with Airbitz CEO Paul Puey to get his thoughts on preserving Bitcoin’s decentralization in a smartphone environment. “Decentralization has always been a key goal of our wallet, but of course balanced with usability,” ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: With August 1st Looming, Uncertainty is the Only Certainty

With only 3 days left before Bitcoin’s hardfork is implemented, there is still great uncertainty among BTC-USD markets (which inherently applies to all cryptocurrencies) and what their imminent fate will be. One would expect, with so much market uncertainty, that BTC-USD should be seeing dropping prices as people begin to sell their BTC in lieu of other fiat and crypto-assets. ...

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Investing in Cryptocurrencies as Securities: An Interview from a Legal Perspective

Digital currency practices have exploded in recent months, bringing to the forefront new regulations. This means VC investors looking to get a piece of the action need to do further due-diligence and remain informed on the legal side. According to Inside Bitcoins, last year two Bitcoin and blockchain-related startups raised over $1 billion in total investment. This is a massive ...

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