SatoshiPay Launches Bitcoin Nanopayment Network for Online Content

SatoshiPay, an online payments company headquartered in London, announced the launch of a platform for Web publishers, offering a new way to monetize content through frictionless micropayments. SatoshiPay’s payment technology gives users the ability to transact amounts as small as one cent or less – which the company refers to as “nanopayments” – by leveraging ...

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Core Developer Jonas Schnelli: Segregated Witness Improves and Optimizes Bitcoin Protocol

The long-lasting block size dispute has catapulted into the center of attention again. One of the most talked-about developments is Segregated Witness, of which a public testnet iteration was launched last week. The innovation as recently proposed by Blockstream co-founder and Bitcoin Core developer Dr. Pieter Wuille is a centerpiece of a scalability “roadmap” set out by Bitcoin Core. To ...

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Brock Pierce: China Not Able to Hold Control over Bitcoin Mining

Blockchain Capital Managing Partner Brock Pierce said in a recent interview that although there are legitimate concerns with the current state of Bitcoin mining, the blockchain-focused venture capitalist indicated China’s stranglehold on the mining process will not last forever. Pierce was interviewed on the most recent episode of This Week in Startups, where he was asked about the issue of ...

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Bitcoin Developer Eric Lombrozo on Five Benefits of Segregated Witness

Segregated Witness has become the most talked-about breakthrough in Bitcoin development since the concept was presented in early December to the Scaling Bitcoin Workshop in Hong Kong by Bitcoin Core Developer Pieter Wuille. One of the men that Wuille thanked in the last slide of that presentation was Bitcoin Developer and Ciphrex CEO Eric Lombrozo. Lombrozo gave a presentation on ...

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Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Lands Multi-million Dollar Investment from Japanese Venture Capital Firm SBI

Bitcoin exchange Kraken announced a multi-million dollar agreement with SBI Investment, one of Japan’s leading and most respected venture capital firms, to invest in and lead the Series B round of financing in Kraken. SBI Investment is the venture capital arm of SBI Holdings, the world’s first Internet-based financial conglomerate. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. SBI Investment ...

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PwC Partners with Blockstream and Eris Industries to Create Blockchain Solution Portfolio

In January Bitcoin Magazine reported that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the world’s largest professional services firm, had started an aggressive blockchain-based fintech development program and recruited 15 technology specialists to explore the application and commercialization of the blockchain technology. “The pressure to reduce costs while generating revenue growth is an ongoing goal of organizations all over the world,” notes PwC’s Blockchain Solution ...

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Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Explores Blockchain-based Cloud Service Platform

During the recent YunQi Computing Conference in Shanghai, Alipay, an online payment platform of Alibaba, the world’s seventh-largest Internet company and popular Chinese e-commerce corporation, announced it may supply a cloud service platform based on blockchain technology. The Hangzhou-based corporation has become increasingly interested in blockchain technology after observing the initiatives of leading financial organizations and institutions such as Nasdaq, ...

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Electrum Developer Thomas Voegtlin: Soft Fork Preferable for Political Reasons

The long-lasting block size dispute has catapulted into the center of attention again. One of the most talked-about developments is Segregated Witness, of which a public testnet iteration was launched last week. The innovation as recently proposed by Blockstream co-founder and Bitcoin Core developer Dr. Pieter Wuille is a centerpiece of a scalability “roadmap” set out by Bitcoin Core. To ...

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Real Estate Latest Bitcoin-Friendly Luxury

Bitcoin users have not been shy about using the currency to make large purchases in the past. With the wide range of Bitcoin-friendly retailers on the Internet, it’s become even easier to purchase everything from land to jewelry with the digital currency. As of January 17, 2016, in Philadelphia, you could buy a condo. The new Bitcoin-friendly condominiums went up ...

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