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Satoshi’s Vision – Bitcoin Cash Adoption In Japan

At the recent Satoshi’s Vision Conference, Tokyo, delegates were treated to a talk from Ken Shishido on Bitcoin Cash adoption in Japan. Shishido, is best known as the co-organiser for the Tokyo branch of the Bitcoin meet up, a movement which hosts weekly meetings to talk about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies across Tokyo. Meet ups discuss different topics and visit different, quirky locations throughout the city in an aim to bring total transparency to users of Bitcoin, a testament to Shishido’s passion and nature. According to Shishido, at present, 2 million cryptocurrency account holders exist in Japan, this is 2% of...

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All Hell Is Breaking Loose, Crypto Markets On The Verge Of A Boom

Bill Barhydt, CEO of American Express backed cryptocurrency wallet, ‘Abra’, has today told Business Insider UK of his prediction that the worlds cryptocurrency markets are teetering on the edge of a great expansion, he expects that when it happens, all hell is going to break loose, in a good way we think. At the moment, Barhydt recognises a wealth of investors who are currently just watching the markets from the stands. We are in the midst of a decline in the value of cryptocurrencies universally, poignant when you consider that before Christmas, the entire market was valued at over $800...

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Why We Need To Think About Zero-Confirmation Transactions

Firstly, let me recap on exactly what a zero-confirmation transaction is, as summarised by CCN: “Bitcoin transactions are committed to the blockchain about every 10 minutes. Zero-confirmation transactions do not reside in a block yet. Instead, they reside in the memory pool of miners. Until a block is mined that includes the transaction, it is said to have ‘zero-confirmations. Once included in a block and written to the blockchain the transaction has one confirmation”. Often, many merchants and exchanges won’t accept transactions until they have a confirmation, sometimes they require as many as six, this means they can be left...

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Ontology Sky Rockets After Twitter Announcement

Underdog currency Ontology has seen a steady rise recently. Amid universally decreasing values, Ontology has stood the test of time. Stunningly this morning, Ontology is up by 43%, with it’s value expected to continue creeping up throughout the day. In the wake of Twitters official statement yesterday, in which it outlined a plan to stamp out cryptocurrency advertising, including the promotion of exchanges and wallets on its platform, many of the big currencies saw a decrease in their value. Currencies like Bitcoin took the brunt of this, their resilience however means that I expect this decrease only to remain as...

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The News We’ve Been Waiting For - Verge Dev To Buy An Island With Kind Crowdfund Donations

Yesterday, Verge hit the headlines with news of an impeding announcement. Since then we’ve been sat at the edge of our seats waiting to hear the news. Speculation was high, we knew the announcement was based on two factors, firstly, a potential partnership between Verge and an anonymous big company, and secondly, that the Verge crowdfund campaign had reached 75 Million $XVG. This is where we left off yesterday… VergeDev @justinvendetta will be posting a video about the crowdfund and other news in the morning! Thanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal! #vergefam $XVG — vergecurrency (@vergecurrency) March...

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