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On October 12th 2018, Crypto Insider’s Vlad Costea has interviewed Bitcoin developer and educator Jimmy Song. Below you will find the complete transcript of the interview. Topics include Blockstream’s Liquid Network, SegWit2X, Bitcoin Cash, shopping with the credit card, Nouriel Roubini’s Bitcoin maximalism, and educating the next generation of Bitcoin developers.   Full Jimmy Song …

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Regardless of where your allegiances lie in the crypto community, homage should be paid to the original Blockchain solution – Bitcoin. However, it has been 10 long years now since Bitcoin came into being (an eternity in the cryptocurrency space) and things are starting to get away from the King. Bitcoin’s path was forever changed …

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The header of the Bitcoin white paper defines the digital currency as “A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” However, a deeper look into what Bitcoin has become, and where it has come from, shows a very different picture. Users have flooded to the cryptomarket, usually through the gateway that is Bitcoin, for its possibilities as a …

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The controversial scaling proposal Segwit2x may have been officially called off this August, but that doesn’t mean its former lead developer is giving up on plans to keep its codebase alive. In fact, Jeff Garzik, better known as the CEO of blockchain startup Bloq, now believes his prior work could be revived in a way that …

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The total market cap of the cryptocurrency market reached a new milestone, crossing the $700 bln mark. However, the driving force that is Bitcoin has slumped to all-time lows in terms of its market dominance. For so long Bitcoin has held more than just the lion’s share of the crypto market dominance, but currently, while …

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2017 has come and gone, shaking up the cryptocurrency world with a swathe of newcomers interspersed with stellar highs and some sobering price corrections. Bitcoin ended the year having grown over 1,000 percent in value over 12 months. However, that didn’t stop the community forking away from the preeminent currency. These forks had varying degrees …

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If we are to believe what we are told – the Bitcoin Blockchain has forked once again after the revival of SegWit2x. The fork, which was abandoned in November due to a lack of consensus among original signatories of the New York Agreement, proposed an increase in Bitcoin’s block size from 1mb to 2mb in …

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The new SegWit2x, a revival of the original hard fork designed to help with the scalability issues of Bitcoin, was scheduled to happen at Bitcoin block number 501451. That block was mined at around 6PM UTC, Dec. 28, and the team behind the project announced its official launch: The Long Awaited Launch of New Bitcoin …

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The controversial SegWit2x Bitcoin (BTC) hard fork will go ahead on Dec. 28, according to the project’s official website. The SegWit2x project, which caused months of debate and infighting among the Bitcoin community prior to its last-minute cancellation in November, now says it will fork off at block 501451, due in around two days’ time. …

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This past weekend, Dash surpassed $1,000 for the first time, and today the digital currency reached – and passed – $1,500 per coin. The last few months have been particularly kind to Dash; after a two month period of consolidation, Dash began to rise rapidly in early November. November 6 saw Dash lift off from …

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Jimmy Song is a bitcoin developer, an instructor for Dev++ and the owner-operator of his own in-depth technical bitcoin seminar called Programming Blockchain. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. As bitcoin approaches $20,000, continuing to create new millionaires along the way, it’s easy to deceive ourselves and think that we could …

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When Bitcoin is down, the Bearish come out and berate the bubble-linked digital currency. Then, when things turn around, the Bulls stampede out the gates and proffer their emotional reasoning of how this is the money revolution. All in all, it can be quite hard to find a learned and practical opinion, but Daniele Bianchi, an …

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With the $11,000 milestone newly etched onto its belt, Bitcoin continues its rise in value while a chorus of voices sings contrasting melodies. For some, the Bitcoin price surge over the past two weeks has been nothing short of miraculous, vindicating “outlandish” predictions made months ago. The more-wary pundits are staying at an arm’s length, …

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In a sign that adoption is massively increasing, trading numbers from last weekend indicate that the volume of cryptocurrency trades exceeds that of many US equities trading markets. The volume of Bitcoin traded on this past Sunday alone was more than $5 bln – more than the IEX, the Chicago Stock Exchange, as well as …

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Any way you slice it, blockchain software upgrades are proving messy business. And in some ways, this is by design. Due to the nature of blockchains as opt-in systems, changes to the rules of the code require broad agreement. Everyone with a stake in helping run the protocol must decide not to simply copy what’s been created and …

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Tom Lee, Wall Street Strategist at Fundstrat, has recently urged his clients to jump back onto the Bitcoin Bull and ride it to a predicted $11,500 by the middle of next year. This comes after turning back from their short-term neutral approach this week. As the ‘year of Bitcoin’ comes to a close, with no …

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While the price of multiple cryptocurrencies continue to see their values soar, the current price of Bitcoin suggests it is still very much the father of digital money. Max Keiser, host of Russia Today’s Keiser Report, agrees, and believes that Bitcoin will ultimately reach a price of $100,000. The price of Bitcoin hit an all …

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You could be forgiven for thinking Bitcoin Cash was dead; the currency had slumped to about $600 before a sudden revival last week caused the price to soar to $2,600 while simultaneously knocking Bitcoin down a few notches. As a brief recap, Bitcoin recorded a new all-time high of about $7,800 on Wednesday, November 8 …

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On November 20, 2017 Bitcoin.com updated their Bitcoin Wallet on Apple’s App-store. Bitcoin.com’s version 4.0.2 update creates Bitcoin Cash wallets by default and allows users to sweep private keys to Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash wallets. Unfortunately the owner of the Bitcoin.com domain, Roger Ver, is doing a bit of bait-and-switch, and the user is actually …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Bitcoin broke through the $8,000 price mark this morning, reaching an all-time high of $8,100, thumbing its nose at the growing chorus of doomsayers reacting to the financial industry’s rising interest in the cryptocurrency. The price in the afternoon had dipped below …

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