Overstock Crypto Venture, Rwanada Government Partner for Blockchain Property Rights Platform

Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock, one of the most cryptocurrency friendly businesses in the world, whose CEO has frequently promoted the use of bitcoin and other cryptos. Medici is specifically geared toward blockchain businesses, development, and technology, and on Thursday it signed a second Memorandum of Understanding with the Rwandan Government The post Overstock Crypto Venture, Rwanada Government Partner for Blockchain Property Rights Platform appeared first on CCN

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Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Exchange Hodl Hodl Implements Multisignature Contracts

One of the oldest mantras in Bitcoin trading is: “never leave your coins on the exchange.” This wisdom is borne of the experience of Mt. Gox traders who lost many millions of dollars in Bitcoin over four years ago. Yet, better than never leaving your coins on an exchange is never placing them in the The post Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Exchange Hodl Hodl Implements Multisignature Contracts appeared first on CCN

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‘Liquid Network’: Blockstream’s Bitcoin Sidechain is Now Live

Samson Mow, chief strategy officer at Blockstream, announced today that the blockchain startup has launched the Liquid Network, a Bitcoin sidechain. Liquid is, as described by the company, “an innovative sidechain built on the Bitcoin network, facilitating faster bitcoin transactions between businesses and individuals, while enabling extended functionality.” The main purpose for the technology is The post ‘Liquid Network’: Blockstream’s Bitcoin Sidechain is Now Live appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Would Have Allowed Miners to Inflate the BTC Supply

A newly-patched vulnerability in Bitcoin Core was far more severe than initially revealed, developers disclosed in an updated statement on Thursday. Bitcoin Vulnerability More Serious Than Earlier Announced The statement, posted on the website for the open source project, revealed that Bitcoin Core versions 0.16.3 and 0.170rc4 not only patch a denial-of-service (DoS) bug but The post Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Would Have Allowed Miners to Inflate the BTC Supply appeared first on CCN

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Lightning Strikes (Again!) as Lightning Network Software Storms to Beta Release

The Lightning Network has officially been declared ready for mainnet usage as Lightning Labs has released the first beta version of the open-source development team’s much-anticipated software. Lightning Network Software Receives Beta Release The San Francisco-based Lightning Labs announced Thursday that it had released lnd 0.4-beta, the fourth major release of the software and the The post Lightning Strikes (Again!) as Lightning Network Software Storms to Beta Release appeared first on CCN

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Adopts SegWit, Coinbase Schedules Rollout for Next Week

The post Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Adopts SegWit, Coinbase Schedules Rollout for Next Week appeared first on CCN Network-wide SegWit adoption passed another significant milestone on Tuesday, as one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges added support for this scaling upgrade and another said that it would roll support out next week. Bitfinex Adds SegWit Support Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex was the first of the two firms to make its announcement, revealing that SegWit support The post Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Adopts SegWit, Coinbase Schedules Rollout for Next Week appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin is set to Undergo [Another] Hardfork to Create ‘Bitcoin Atom’

The post Bitcoin is set to Undergo [Another] Hardfork to Create ‘Bitcoin Atom’ appeared first on CCN Since the creation of Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto, there have been several modifications of the underlying protocol and entirely new projects have been forked out of this original protocol. Litecoin, Dash, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold among others have all found existence with each of them claiming peculiar improvements from Bitcoin. In its present state, the The post Bitcoin is set to Undergo [Another] Hardfork to Create ‘Bitcoin Atom’ appeared first on CCN

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Segwit2x a Scam?  Community Members Cry Foul

The post Segwit2x a Scam?  Community Members Cry Foul appeared first on CCN Over the past week or so, CCN has dedicated a number of articles to the alleged revival of Segwit2x. The proposed fork is slated for block 501451, approximately December 21st.  Inspired by the aborted November Segwit2x fork, this revamped version is the product of an entirely new team. And crypto community members are not convinced. The post Segwit2x a Scam?  Community Members Cry Foul appeared first on CCN

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