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The Lightning Network Is Steroids For Bitcoin’s Network Effects

For the loose group of developers who work on the Bitcoin protocol, the Lightning Network is generally viewed as the best option in terms of gaining massive improvements in the area of scaling for the peer-to-peer digital cash system. Unsurprisingly, the developers behind various altcoins have taken notice and plan to implement the layer-two scaling solution as well. Unfortunately for the altcoin developers, they may be adopting a technical improvement that will have a negative effect on the prices of their respective coins. Bitcoin’s Strong Network Effects The first-mover advantage is perhaps the biggest advantage bitcoin has over other coins...

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University In France Accepts Bitcoin For Tuition

Paris’s Financia Business School has started to accept Bitcoin for tuition payments which is much to the delight of several foreign students. The future could be the way of Disruptive technology. With the blockchain and digital currencies, processes like supply chain management and cross-border payments have been made more efficient while saving companies money in the process. This is just one of the reasons that engineers specialised in the blockchain have such a high demand. According to Live Bitcoin News: “This interest has filtered through to the education sector, with top universities offering industry-related courses. French-based Financia Business School has...

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Is China Starting To Welcome Bitcoin?

China is seen as a country which is against digital currencies, a series of pro crypto moves are opening up on what is the ‘forbidden’ world of crypto. Recently, a local court in the country has allowed merchants to accept Bitcoin as a payment method and recognised the digital currency as a property leading to people being able to transact it, own and so on. This is a shock move for many in within the industry and it might start to open up doors for a crypto future in the biggest manufacturing hub in the world. Slowly but surely, China...

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Why Gold And Bitcoin (BTC) May Not Be On The Same Side

Chart for Gold (1M) Gold has seen extensive sell off since 2013. This was the same time Bitcoin (BTC) also fell significantly following the Mt. Gox hack. The price of Gold formed a double top and declined rapidly as it broke below the 21 Month EMA. In early 2016, Gold managed to climb above the 21 Month EMA and investors’ confidence was restored. However, it failed to appreciate significantly and soon fell below the 21 Month EMA again. The price of Gold is still below the 21 Month EMA but it now faces a new challenge. The trend line which...

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XRP Is Better Than Bitcoin According To Ripple

The chief marketing strategist at Ripple, Cory Johnson believes that Bitcoin is on ‘steroids’. Johnson outlined what Ripple does and why the company has decided to utilise blockchain to function directly with banks and financial institutions in a new interview with Financial tech Focus Podcast. The most significant things in the interview are below. “We’re trying to solve this really big problem, which is moving money across borders. It is insane in this era of technology when I can send a text message to a friend in Rome with emojis and a gif attached to it, or I can send...

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