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All cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin (BTC) were first described as altcoins for a single reason: There was a rise of projects that copied and pasted Bitcoin’s source code. The cryptocurrencies in the early stages weren’t unique enough to have a distinctive term, so “altcoin” (alternative coins) best fit their description. The community, at that point,
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Bitcoin (BTC), despite recent losses, refused to stop Jan. 22, as the predictions of a flight up to $33,000 or lower seemed increasingly likely. BTC/USD 1-hour candlechart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView. Open interest is “still not flushed.” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it fell through $35,000 during the first half of Saturday.
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Cointelegraph’s Crypto Stories’ latest episode featured previously unheard audio recorded during a conversation with Vitalik Buterin at a conference held in Hong Kong in 2014. This animated short tells the story of Ethereum (ETH), which is the second largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization. [embedded content] Buterin learned about Bitcoin while still a student
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Cointelegraph recently spoke with Francis Suarez, Miami Mayor, following the announcement that residents of Miami can now earn a Bitcoin dividend. CityCoins, an open source protocol that offers fundraising mechanisms for cities, is the company that has set up the infrastructure to deliver Bitcoin dividends directly to citizens.  New York City and Miami are the
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Reports indicate that Intel, one of the largest computer processor manufacturers, intends to reveal a new “Ultra-Low-Voltage Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining ASIC” known as Bonanza Mine at the upcoming IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February 2022.  Intel submitted a patent in November 2018 outlining similar ideas for “high-performance Bitcoin Mining.” It is possible that the patent’s processes
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The Bitcoin (BTC) mining business is bigger than ever at current price levels, and new data shows just how unlikely a mass miner sell-off really is. Popular Twitter account @venturefounder noted that the BTC/USD trading pair is about 20% higher than miners’ cost price at $42,000. Miner capitulation behind “worst” BTC price dips BTC remains attractive
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The Stacks blockchain (STX) was launched on the 1st anniversary. It aims to program Bitcoin (BTC). This network has received over 350 million API requests per month, 40,000 Hiro wallet downloads (a development tool that allows Stacks to create applications on Bitcoin), and 2,500 Clarity smart contract contracts. These stats make Stacks the biggest Bitcoin
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Fidelity Digital Assets — the crypto wing of Fidelity Investments which has $4.2 trillion assets under management–shared their “two sats” on the future of the digital assets space. The key takeaways touched upon miners’ behavior and Bitcoin (BTC) network adoption.  The group released its annual report last week and shared some insights into BTC mining.
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The price of Bitcoin (BTC), which fell to $40,000 earlier this week, was the result of a painful retracement. This is the first time the price has fallen below $40,000 since September 2021. Analysts predicted that the decline would continue towards the $30,000-$35,000 range. However, the price recovered $40,000 support and BTC surged above $44,000
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One of many world’s largest funding banks has its Bitcoin (BTC) worth predictions prepared for 2022. In a latest ballot, JPMorgan Chase requested its purchasers “the place do you see Bitcoin buying and selling at 2022 year-end?” Simply 5% stated they noticed the digital coin reaching $100,000, and 9% noticed it breaking earlier all-time highs,
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Bitcoin Magazine’s YouTube channel was restored around three hours after being shut down, with the publication attributing the short ban to the YouTube algorithm flagging the word “Kazakhstan.” Bitcoin Magazine reported Jan. 12, on Twitter, that their YouTube channel, with 56,600 followers had been blocked in the middle of a livestream. The platform did not
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