• Spain’s Central Bank: Bitcoin Inefficient As Large-Scale Payment System
    by Emilio Janus on February 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Spain’s Central Bank, Banco de España (BDE), has published a report stating that Bitcoin is inefficient as a payment system. It may, however, have slightly missed the boat, as it does ignore second layer protocols such as Lightning Network. Good Title, Shame About The Rest The author of the report, BDE’s Deputy General Director of Financial Innovation and Market Infrastructures, Carlos Conesa, started well. He clearly deliberated for some time over the title, finally settling on Read More The post Spain’s Central Bank: Bitcoin Inefficient As Large-Scale Payment System appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]

  • Brock Pierce: My Mt. Gox Redemption Plan ‘Shows Power Of Bitcoin’
    by Esther Kim on February 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Venture capitalist and ex-Bitcoin Foundation director Brock Pierce thinks his plan to take over the Mt. Gox rehabilitation process “demonstrates the power of open source.” Avoiding Crypto ‘Lehman Brothers’ Speaking on the latest edition of the Keiser Report February 16, Pierce, who has gained mixed reactions to his ‘Gox Rising’ scheme, said community action was key to ensuring the defunct exchange did not become a cryptocurrency “Lehman Brothers.” “Do we want it to end like Read More The post Brock Pierce: My Mt. Gox Redemption Plan ‘Shows Power Of Bitcoin’ appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]

  • Live From NEO DevCon: Top 5 New Features of NEO 3.0
    by Christina Comben on February 17, 2019 at 8:00 am

    In a packed conference room on a chilly day in Seattle, where NEO will be opening up their next NGD location, a community of blockchain enthusiasts, international media, and developers gathered together to hear about NEO’s upcoming plans–specifically, what’s going on with NEO 3.0–and when. The Goal of NEO 3.0 NEO co-founder, Erik Zhang, couldn’t attend the conference in person but delivered the details via video presentation. Perhaps that was a deliberate bid to avoid Read More The post Live From NEO DevCon: Top 5 New Features of NEO 3.0 appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]

  • XRP Ledger Version 1.2.0 Announced Following JPM Coin FUD Storm
    by Elsa Saikkonen on February 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

    On Feb 13, 2019, Ripple officially announced the release of XRP Ledger version 1.2.0.  The newest version of the ‘decentralized’ peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptographic ledger for XRP storage will boast the automatic detection of censorship attempts in addition to the automatic issuance of warnings. Explains the official announcement: One of the major benefits of decentralized blockchain technologies, such as the XRP Ledger, is censorship resistance. Already highly resistant to censorship attempts, with the release of version 1.2.0 Read More The post XRP Ledger Version 1.2.0 Announced Following JPM Coin FUD Storm appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]

  • TomoChain Founder Hits Back at Vitalik – Says Ethereum in for a Tough Year
    by Christina Comben on February 16, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin is well-known for dismissing blockchain projects that claim high transaction speeds as “centralized” and unworthy. Long Vuong, founder of TomoChain (TOMO) has fired back with some criticism of his own. TomoChain Offers 1,000TPS Compared to Ethereum’s Double Digits The TomoChain network aims at being a public EVM-compatible blockchain with faster and cheaper transaction fees, among other features and promises. Except it isn’t all just hot air. Their network already boasts transaction Read More The post TomoChain Founder Hits Back at Vitalik – Says Ethereum in for a Tough Year appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]