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Bitcoin bringing new excitement to the property market

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are beginning to find a presence in the property market, as sellers are seen to be putting a Bitcoin price tag on their house. Estate agents have noticed a surge in interest when a 'Bitcoin accepted here' sign is added to a property, and it makes sense that Bitcoin could play a big role in the property market someday. But, in the current climate, is it a good idea to sell a house for Bitcoin? A marketing machine One thing that has become apparent is that the decision to place a house for sale in Bitcoin draws...

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Blockchain wallet to add full Bitcoin Cash support by 2018, plus SegWit

The creators of the Blockchain cryptocurrency wallet announced on November 15 that they will be adding SegWit and full support for Bitcoin Cash in the near future. The news came via a tweet from CEO Peter Smith, confirming the near-future plans for the popular wallet platform. There is already support for Ethereum and Bitcoin, but only limited Bitcoin Cash functionality at this time. The announcement was accompanied by a blog post, which read that 2018 is the year for the roll-out of support for SegWit within the Blockchain wallet products. The update will be a "major" and "complex" one, affecting...

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Who’s afraid of Bitcoin Gold?

On November 12, during a tumultuous weekend when Bitcoin saw a challenge thrown down by upstart Bitcoin Cash, another crypto was quietly launched: Bitcoin Gold. Its reception was either ignored or sneered at in the Press. Amidst headlines such as “Bitcoin Gold Fails To Impress Investors” and “Bitcoin Gold Goes Live After Bumpy Blockchain Launch”, it seemed the obituary was already being composed. But should we write off Bitcoin Gold? One of the strangest things for a coin apparently so pointless and doomed was the hostility Bitcoin Gold received in the run-up to its formal issuance, and not just from...

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Parity comes clean on $160 million Ether freeze

The development team behind Parity’s Ethereum software has released new information on the critical code fault that caused $160m worth of Ether to be frozen. At the present time, there is no immediate solution to allow those affected to regain access to their funds. The Parity team has acknowledged that the situation has caused distress and anxiety for the wider community, and especially those involved and that they are working on a solution to the problem. The post [https://paritytech.io/blog/security-is-a-process-a-postmortem-on-the-parity-multi-sig-library-self-destruct.html] has stated that there is currently no set timeline for the release of the frozen Ether. The current consensus is that...

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Concerns raised over North Korean cryptocurrency hackers

Claims have arisen from the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) that North Korea-based cybercriminals have started to ramp up malware attacks against the users and service providers of digital currencies in South Korea. Evidence also suggests that the hackers have targeted the digital currency companies themselves too. The latest KISA report from mid-November shows a staggering 370% increase in malware attacks relating to cryptocurrencies compared to figures from the same period in 2016. The data that KISA collated shows that the hackers have been consistently attempting to disrupt the daily running of the currency providers and companies, as well...

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