P2P Bitcoin Exchanges Still Hodl Hodling On

In this episode, Dave and Grahm cover the recent news and developments happening around peer-to-peer (p2p) bitcoin exchanges. They talk with Hodl Hodl’s Max Keidun about LocalBitcoins, regulatory uncertainty, predictions and different kinds of p2p exchanges. Resources News: Paxful and AirTm Partner to Increase Bitcoin Adoption in Latin America LocalBitcoins Stops Cash Trades, Personal Offers…

Statechains: Sending Keys, Not Coins, to Scale Bitcoin Off-Chain

Block space is limited: The Bitcoin blockchain can only process some 10 transactions per second, at most. To resolve this, Bitcoin’s technical community is developing second-layer protocols that process transactions “off-chain,” such as the Lightning Network and sidechains. Using clever cryptographic tricks, these transactions are batched to periodically settle on the Bitcoin blockchain as a…

Bitmain Sues Former Employees for Rival Mining Pool

Operator of the world’s top bitcoin mining pool, Bitmain, has filed lawsuits against three former employees and current co-founders of the rival mining pool, Poolin, for breach of contract. Bitmain is suing the founders of Poolin, the seventh largest bitcoin mining pool by hash rate, for $4.3 million in damages as a result of these…

Cartoon: Join the Club

Many commentators believe that the tech giants (e.g., Facebook) are going to supplement banks, pointing out their plans to create new payment and token solutions (e.g., Facebook’s libra currency). Also likely, these companies are going to use their customer data and platform services to become banks themselves. The post Cartoon: Join the Club appeared first…