Thursday, October 19

Tag: Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin’s Journey Toward Mainstream Acceptance Has Begun

Bitcoin’s Journey Toward Mainstream Acceptance Has Begun

Bitcoin, Breaking News, Business
Though Bitcoin was created eight years ago, the currency is just starting to attract largescale mainstream attention. The digital currency uses Blockchain technology for a safer and more efficient way of transacting online without the use of banks or credit cards. In an interview by PBS, Don Tapscott discusses potential uses of Blockchain technology. Tapscott is the co-author of the book entitled “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World.” Watch the interview below:   Pundits and investing professionals have called Bitcoin a bubble, since the price has increased an unbelievable 700% over the past year. While many wonder if such growth is is sustainable, Tapscott explains that the technology that powers Bitcoin is
Chasing Profit? Bitcoin Miners Swap Networks As Difficulty Swings – CoinDesk

Chasing Profit? Bitcoin Miners Swap Networks As Difficulty Swings – CoinDesk

Bitcoin, Breaking News, Business
  Since bitcoin cash split from the bitcoin blockchain, miners have had a choice: which of two blockchains to mine? At play in their considerations are two factors: ideology and profitability. But while it's possible some miners are choosing bitcoin or bitcoin cash based on preference, a certain contingent seem to be following the money. How do we know? At block 481,824 yesterday, the bitcoin cash blockchain saw a notable difficulty adjustment. At the time, blocks were being found on bitcoin cash at a rate of about one 1-2 minutes, or less. As a result, the difficulty went up by 300%, the maximum allowed under the difficulty adjustment rules. Both bitcoin and bitcoin cash adjust difficulty downward every 2,016 blocks, though in the case of bitcoin cash, the length o