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Bitcoin profitability chart
October 2, 2020

Bitcoin profitability chart

Rod Garratt and Rosa Hayes In a previous post, we discussed bitcoin miners’ incentives to undertake a 51 percent attack given the current condition of the bitcoin market. We also speculated that high profits and free entry would cause more miners to enter the market, driving marginal mining profits to zero in the long run. Since then, the price of a bitcoin has…

Bitcoin protocol
September 30, 2020

Bitcoin protocol

We owe many of the innovations that we use every day - from our favorite longstanding websites to the latest mobile applications - to the existence of underlying highly technical protocols. Endusers don t need to understand these any more than drivers need to understand the workings of a car engine. Policy makers, however, need to understand the importance of…

Bitcoin credit
September 28, 2020

Bitcoin credit

Why would we want to buy things with Bitcoin instead of using national currencies? Well, many people are paid directly in Bitcoin for their work. Transaction fees are lower than traditional payment methods and in most countries bitcoin can be used to circumvent taxes. Bitcoin miners are also paid in Bitcoin and investors often need to dig a bit into their Bitcoin…

Blockchain transaction fees
September 24, 2020

Blockchain transaction fees

This week, we’ve invited Ofir Beigel to guest blog for us. We’ll let him take it from here. Recently, scaling bitcoin has been a hot topic for the bitcoin community. Why is this? Well, as bitcoin grows and more users hop onboard, a big priority is to ensure the network can efficiently handle the increasing transaction volume. And lately, many users have been…

Bitcoin to PayPal transfer
September 22, 2020

Bitcoin to PayPal transfer

Bitcoins cannot be transferred to any fiat currency or any bank account. If you need to liquidify your bitcoins and you want to get fiat currency in exchange, you can sell your bitcoins in Bitcoin exchanges. Alternative is that you directly spend bitcoins on bought products and services. No financial institution will touch bitcoins. In fact, most banks and…

Currency like Bitcoin
September 14, 2020

Currency like Bitcoin

Currency bans occurring in India and Venezuela point to the danger of giving governments monopoly power over the issuance of paper currency. The lack of choice in currencies— a choice that Nobel economist F. A. Hayek argued is essential to prevent the abuse of power and to combat inflation — deprives individuals of the means to protect themselves from the type…

Bitcoin market Watch
September 12, 2020

Bitcoin market Watch

After two years of lackluster returns, the price of a single coin soared more than 100% this year — putting bitcoin on track for its best annual performance since 2013. A wave of exuberance carried bitcoin from around $90 in January of that year to an all-time high of $1, 242. Bitcoin’s market capitalization sailed past $14.5 billion as the price of a single…

How to trade Bitcoins for USD?
September 10, 2020

How to trade Bitcoins for USD?

Before you continue with this article on Trading Bitcoin, we have an impression that you are already familiar with the basics of Bitcoin. If not, you can choose to read our other tutorials before pursuing this one. They are listed in their chronological order as follows: Trading Bitcoin comes with statuary warning, sometimes from one’s own instincts — and sometimes…

Top 100 cryptocurrencies
September 4, 2020

Top 100 cryptocurrencies

I would say that depends on the period you are willing to let the investment be tied in the cryptocurrencies. And that is supported by data from price graphs of the top 20 cryptocurrencies-by market capitalization. In the short term, it is hard to tell whether cumulatively you will make a profit, especially if you are going to apply the same rules to all the…

Bitcoin-Accepting merchants
September 2, 2020

Bitcoin-Accepting merchants

As Japan prepares to enforce regulations upon bitcoin exchanges in the country this, a development that was encouraged by the local bitcoin industry, the number of merchants accepting the cryptocurrency is expected to quintuple to 20, this year. By 2016’s end, there were over 4, 2 bitcoin-accepting merchants and storefronts in the country, quadrupling from the…

Open source Bitcoin trading bot
August 31, 2020

Open source Bitcoin trading bot

I recently open sourced a bitcoin arbitrage bot written in ruby. Read my explanation of arbitrage if you re unfamiliar with the topic. After putting the project on Github, I . It didn t get any points, but it did receive two comments. The top one was: How is it in your interest to share this? Won t all arbitrage opportunities vanish fairly quickly as more people…

Investing in Bitcoins
August 27, 2020

Investing in Bitcoins

A lot of people ask about investing in bitcoin, or if they should. This piece goes through the pros and cons, and various options. It will cover what bitcoin is, and a bit of the history of the digital currency as an investment vehicle. If you are considering investing in bitcoin, we recommend you do your own research before making any decisions. This guide does…

Get Paid in Bitcoins
August 25, 2020

Get Paid in Bitcoins

When I first started writing for CoinDesk, all my friends made the same joke: you aren t going to get paid in bitcoins, are you? I assured all concerned parties that I would work for nothing but US dollars. I made sure to get that in writing. But the more I learn about bitcoin, the more I realize that getting paid in the cryptocurrency would not be as scary as…

History of cryptocurrency
August 23, 2020

History of cryptocurrency

Before Bitcoin, there was cryptocurrency. Indeed, it has a long and deep history. If only for the lessons learned, it is worth studying, and indeed, in my ABC of Bitcoin investing, I consider not knowing anything before Satoshi’s paper as a red flag. Hence, a very fast history of what came before. Early Days The first known (to me) attempt at cryptocurrencies…

Sports betting Bitcoin
August 17, 2020

Sports betting Bitcoin

Bitcoin sportsbooks make it easier than ever to place wagers on major sporting events. Bitcoin sports betting allows players to wager on the results of various sports events like tennis, boxing, soccer, baseball, basketball, cricket, motor sports, rugby and many more. The BTC sportsbooks listed below have all been thoroughly tested by a member of the GamblingBitcoin.com…

Converting Bitcoin to cash
August 11, 2020

Converting Bitcoin to cash

To convert Bitcoin into cash, look for a Bitcoin exchange that will allow you to sell your Bitcoin at a reasonable price, for your preferred local currency (such as pesos, dollars, or euros). Most Bitcoin exchanges display their sell price, or offer , in a ticker located at or near the top part of their homepage: The sell price is basically what an exchange…

Blockchain source code
August 9, 2020

Blockchain source code

It’s hard to believe I’ve been working at The Linux Foundation on Hyperledger for four months already. I’ve been blown away by the amount of interest and support the project has received since the beginning of the year. As things really start to take off, I think it’s important to take a step back to reflect and recapitulate why and what we’re doing with Hyperledger…

Bitcoin USD rate
August 5, 2020

Bitcoin USD rate

After the biggest money-printing episode in recorded human history, it appears that central bankers are realizing the limits of quantitative easing. The Federal Reserve (Fed) has indicated that they are planning to raise interest rates when it meets on September 20–21. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that September and December rate hikes are on…

Interesting Facts about Bitcoin
August 1, 2020

Interesting Facts about Bitcoin

Right now, everything about Bitcoin is news: Bitcoin millionaires. Bitcoin-funded drug kingpins. Bitcoin ATMs. This week the news focused on a San Francisco man who is opening a Bitcoin pawn shop, and another California man who launched a site advertising jobs that pay in Bitcoin. But there are plenty of aspects of the Bitcoin saga that haven t yet received breathless…

Bitcoin difficulty history data
July 28, 2020

Bitcoin difficulty history data

How do I calculate precise profit for my mining hardware? Just specify the power of your hardware (GHS) in the GH/s amount field. Advanced Options also have the following parameters: $ per kW and kW per GH/s . They are also important for mining. Find out more about them in the next question. How does the tool calculate the growth of difficulty, exchange…

Who invented Bitcoin?
July 20, 2020

Who invented Bitcoin?

A pile of Bitcoin slugs sit in a box ready to be minted by Software engineer Mike Caldwell in his shop on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah. George Frey—Getty Images Australian police raided the home of one Craig Wright Wednesday, mere hours after two publications alleged that he is the secretive inventor of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency that s become…

Who made the Bitcoin?
July 17, 2020

Who made the Bitcoin?

The mystery of Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity has had all the hallmarks of a classic thriller. A secretive genius develops a technology that changes the world, develops a cult-like following and becomes fabulously wealthy in the process, without a soul knowing who he, or she, is. Bitcoin, unveiled by the pseudonymous Nakamoto (more commonly known as Satoshi) to…

How do you get Bitcoin?
July 12, 2020

How do you get Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is still a thing - a thing people are confused by. Turns out being a currency that could change the future of payments isn’t easy. WHAT IS BITCOIN? A digital currency. But unlike Visa or PayPal, there’s no centralized operation heading it up. Meaning no bank CEO and no issuing authority (think: the way the US government backs the dollar). Instead, transactions…

Using Bitcoins on Silk Road
July 10, 2020

Using Bitcoins on Silk Road

Black markets on the Deep Web offer everything: money laundering and a one-stop-shop for illegal drugs and guns. But a recent series of heists, busts and fraud have shown why these bazaars can t be trusted. In October, the FBI shut down Silk Road, the biggest online black market, seizing $3.5 million of bitcoins in the process. In November, a similar site called…

Bitcoin currency value
July 4, 2020

Bitcoin currency value

Bitcoin’s rise back above the $1, mark for the first time in three years, amid continuing global economic uncertainty, signposts its emerging niche as a long-term store of value – with other blockchain platforms emerging to provide facilities as transactional currencies. Markets move in cycles and it is not surprising that, three years after the speculative…

Bitcoin template
June 28, 2020

Bitcoin template

Last week, lead Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen and other Bitcoin Core developers joined the recently established MIT Digital Currency Initiative. This was widely interpreted as an MIT takeover of the roles of leadership, funding and co-ordination of Bitcoin technical development, previously claimed by the Bitcoin Foundation. In parallel, Bitcoin policy think…

Bitcoin Gambling sites
June 26, 2020

Bitcoin Gambling sites

Bitcoin (BTC) is the most popular cryptocurrency currently used around the world today. With over 2.5 million users and an ever growing community, bitcoins are rising in value with no signs of stopping. Conceptualized in 2008, bitcoins are a fresh currency with exceptional potential. Using world renowned security protocols, faster transactions than traditional…

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