Coinjar будет поддерживать только один биткойн до января 2018 года

Coinjar будет поддерживать только один биткойн до января 2018 года

Биткойн-провайдеры официально заявляют о своей позиции на SegWit2x. Этот предстоящий хардфорк  может оказаться довольно разрушительным.

Now the SegWit2x Hard Fork Has Really Failed to Activate

In case there were any remaining doubts, it now seems clear that the SegWit2x hard fork will not happen. The SegWit2x project, a product of the New York Agreement signed onto by a long list of companies and miners in May, had scheduled a hard fork to double Bitcoin’s block weight limit today.
Setbacks And Naysayers Begone! Bitcoin Breaks $8,000 On Investor Confidence

Setbacks And Naysayers Begone! Bitcoin Breaks $8,000 On Investor Confidence

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 the $8,000 mark, but the past week’s trend has been positive. Shortly after noon, bitcoin’s price stood at $8,067.
Setbacks And Naysayers Begone! Bitcoin Breaks $8,000 On Investor Confidence

Setbacks And Naysayers Begone! Bitcoin Breaks $8,000 On Investor Confidence

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 the $8,000 mark, but the past week’s trend has been positive. Shortly after noon, bitcoin’s price stood at $8,067.

Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain to Add Support for Bitcoin Cash (and SegWit)

Bitcoin wallet service Blockchain has announced it will add full support for bitcoin cash across all its platforms by the end of Q1 2018. The company says it is also working on integrating SegWit support in its wallet products. Blockchain made the announcement in a blog post, explaining that it believes bitcoin cash — a cryptocurrency created on August 1 by hard forking the bitcoin blockchain — has proven that is a viable, top-tier cryptocurrency.
SegWit2x Minority Fork Thrown Into Question as BTC1 Nodes Stall

SegWit2x Minority Fork Thrown Into Question as BTC1 Nodes Stall

The chances of a SegWit2x minority fork materializing appear slim, as the fork-compatible software appears to be beset by bugs on the day of the fork’s scheduled activation. While SegWit2x had been “called off” by its leading advocates last week, a small percentage of miners continued to signal for the fork, leaving the door open that the fork could proceed anyway.
Вице-президент Европейского Центробанка: криптовалюты не заменят фиатных денег

Вице-президент Европейского Центробанка: криптовалюты не заменят фиатных денег

Вице-президент Европейского Центрального банка (ECB) Витор Констанцио заявил, что криптовалюты никоим образом не заменят фиатных денег.
Bitcoin Gold выходит на поле битвы гражданской войны

Bitcoin Gold выходит на поле битвы гражданской войны

Новый претендент вышел на поле боя 12 ноября 2017 года: Bitcoin Gold (BTG). Держатели биткойнов на момент запуска Bitcoin Gold получают эквивалентное им количество этой монеты.

British Economist Worked Out 57% Bitcoin Interest Rate, Ahead of its Time

Even before bitcoin was invented British economist John Maynard Keynes had managed to work out the interest rate of the cryptocurrency: 57 percent. Born on the 5th June, 1883, in Cambridge, England, into a well-to-do academic family, Keynes lived through a turbulent period in British history. Having lived through the Boer War, both World Wars, and worldwide economic depression, he died on the 21st April, 1946. During his life, though, he achieved fame as the world’s foremost economist.
Мнение: провал SegWit2x доказал, что биткоин — это цифровое золото

Мнение: провал SegWit2x доказал, что биткоин — это цифровое золото

Подписанты Нью-Йоркского соглашения о внедрении протокола Segregated Witness и увеличении размера блока отказались проводить хардфорк в связи с отсутствием консенсуса внутри сообщества, и это доказывает, что базовый протокол биткоина является цифровым золотом, а не просто улучшенной версией платежных систем PayPal или Visa. Об этом пишет для Forbes Кайл Торпи.

‘Dr. Doom’ Roubini Says Bitcoin is a ‘Gigantic Speculative Bubble’ that Will End

An influential American economist who predicted the 2008 financial crisis is now claiming that bitcoin is a ‘gigantic speculative bubble’ and that it will eventually come to an end. Nouriel Roubini, an economics professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, spoke with Business Insider Poland during a visit to the country at the invitation of Bank Pekao.

‘MoneyBall’, ‘The Big Short’ Author is Glad He Kept His Bitcoin

An American non-fiction author and financial journalist has said that while he owns some bitcoin he ‘doesn’t completely get it.’ The author in question is Michael Lewis, author of best-selling books behind hit movies such as The Blind Side, The Big Short, and Moneyball. How much bitcoin does he own? A mere $378 worth. Not exactly a huge sum by any means, but it’s a lot more than what he originally started with. A few years ago, Lewis was gifted $5 worth of bitcoin.
Цена биткоина упала ниже $6800 на фоне слухов о продолжающейся работе над хардфорком SegWit2x

Цена биткоина упала ниже $6800 на фоне слухов о продолжающейся работе над хардфорком SegWit2x

В пятницу, 10 ноября, цена биткоина стремительно пошла вниз, опустившись к 12:00 UTC ниже $6800. По данным Coinmarketcap, средневзвешенный курс первой криптовалюты на этот момент составлял $6788, при этом на целом ряде бирж цена упала еще ниже. Так, нижняя отметка на Bitfinex была к моменту публикации зафиксирована на уровне $6671, на Bitstamp этот показатель составил $6722. Таким образом биткоин, который еще в начале дня торговался в районе $7200, подешевел более чем на 5%.

Mysterious Group BitPico Threatens to Execute the Bitcoin Hard Fork

A mysterious individual or group operating under the name “BitPico” has vowed that it will activate the SegWit2x hard fork as planned despite the decision by leading proponents to suspend the controversial scaling proposal indefinitely. As CCN reported on Wednesday, a group of leading SegWit2x advocates — including developer Jeff Garzik, project lead Mike Belshe, and Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu — published a joint statement calling off the hard fork until consensus for the upgrade could be achieved.
Завершить начатое: майнинговый пул bitPico намерен реализовать хардфорк SegWit2X

Завершить начатое: майнинговый пул bitPico намерен реализовать хардфорк SegWit2X

Малоизвестный майнинговый пул bitPico заявил, что, вопреки распространенному накануне заявлению об отказе от хардорка SegWit2X, намерен реализовать задуманное. Также в сообщении bitPico утверждается, что он контролирует около 30% хешрейта сети биткоина. «Мы в любом случае проведем форк, поскольку все уже приведено в движение.
2x Called Off: Bitcoin Hard Fork Suspended for Lack of Consensus

2x Called Off: Bitcoin Hard Fork Suspended for Lack of Consensus

The organizers of a controversial bitcoin software update are suspending their attempt to increase the block size by way of a hard fork. Known for its strong early support from bitcoin startups and mining pools, the plan, called Segwit2x, or simply '2x,' was to trigger a block size increase at block 494,784, expected to occur on or around November 16th. The goal of the project, according to those involved, was to use the measure to increase bitcoin's transaction capacity, which is today constrained by the nature of the software's rules.

Разработчик Bitcoin Core назвал Эрика Ворхеса «жадным му***ом»

Вслед за отказом от планировавшегося на середину ноября хардфорка SegWit2x неизбежно последовали и комментарии представителей биткоин-индустрии. Одним из них оказался разработчик Bitcoin Core Эрик Ломброзо, который вступил в словесную перепалку с CEO платформы моментального обмена криптовалют ShapeShift Эриком Ворхесом, назвав того «жадным му***ом». Изначально, отреагировав на известие об отмене хардфорка, Эрик Ломброзо написал, что сообщество никогда не забудет, как горстка руководителей компаний попыталась обойти техническую экспертизу и посредством брутфорса, пропаганды и спланированных кампаний в соцсетях навязать «консенсус».
Bitcoin Price Remains Above $7,200 Despite Sell-Off of B2X-Expecting Investors

Bitcoin Price Remains Above $7,200 Despite Sell-Off of B2X-Expecting Investors

Subsequent to the cancellation of the SegWit2x hard fork, the bitcoin price experienced an abrupt surge from $7,300 to $7,900. Upon reaching a new all-time high, bitcoin price has since fallen to $7,200. As CCN previously reported, highly regarded analysts and bitcoin researchers including Will Woo of Woobull.
Bitcoin Price Flash Crashes as Market Wrestles With SegWit2x Cancellation

Bitcoin Price Flash Crashes as Market Wrestles With SegWit2x Cancellation

The bitcoin price experienced a nearly $1,000 flash crash after reaching a new all-time high just below $7,900 in the wake of the cancellation of SegWit2x. Bitcoin Price Flash Crashes After Reaching All-Time High As CCN reported, Mike Belshe, chief executive of bitcoin wallet service BitGo and project lead for SegWit2x, announced today that the controversial Bitcoin protocol upgrade had been suspended indefinitely due to a lack of consensus and the near-certainty of a blockchain split following its activation.
Bitcoin Price Achieves New All-Time High at $7,800, as SegWit2x is Canceled

Bitcoin Price Achieves New All-Time High at $7,800, as SegWit2x is Canceled

Earlier today, on November 8, BitGo CEO Mike Belshe announced the end of SegWit2x on the SegWit2x Mailing List. Shortly thereafter, the bitcoin price surged to $7,800, achieving a new all-time high. Many of the major supporters of SegWit2x including ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees, Bitmain founder Jihan Wu, Xapo CEO Wences Casares, Blockchain CEO Peter Smith, and SegWit2x lead developer Jeff Garzik signed the official announcement of Belshe, officially announcing their withdrawal of support from the SegWit2x hard fork.

SegWit2x Hard Fork Called Off: ‘Common Sense’ or ‘Delaying the Inevitable’?

The controversial SegWit2x fork has been suspended indefinitely, with promoters citing a lack of consensus for the November 16 software upgrade. SegWit2x Called Off The suspension was announced by SegWit2x project lead Mike Belshe in an email distributed to the SegWit2x mailing list, but it also bore the signatures of Wences Casares, Jihan Wu, Jeff Garzik, Peter Smith, and Erik Voorhees.
Биткоин обновил максимум на фоне новости об отмене SegWit2x

Биткоин обновил максимум на фоне новости об отмене SegWit2x

Цена первой криптовалюты сделала резкий скачок вверх на фоне новости об отмене хардфорка SegWit2x, подобравшись близко к психологической отметке в $8000. Ниже на графике биржи Bitfinex можно увидеть, как цена биткоина за короткий промежуток времени достигла верхнего значения на отметке $7899.

Официально: хардфорк биткоина SegWit2x отменяется

Как стало известно из обращения разработчиков и лиц, так или иначе имевших отношение у проекту, ожидавшийся в середине ноября хардфорк SegWit2x отменяется. Соответствующее обращение распространили Майк Белш (BitGo), Венсес Касарес (Xapo), Джихан Ву (Bitmain), Джефф Гарзик (главный разработчик SegWit2x), Питер Смит (Blockchain.
Bitcoin Price Rebounds to $7,400 as SegWit2x Support Declines

Bitcoin Price Rebounds to $7,400 as SegWit2x Support Declines

Earlier today, on November 8, the bitcoin price recovered to over $7,400 after dipping briefly below $7,000, as the market continued to show support for the original bitcoin blockchain over SegWit2x. Decline in Support For SegWit2x Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and former Coinbase executive, revealed that Nick Szabo, blockchain, bitcoin, and smart contracts pioneer whom the bitcoin community considers as a figure closest to bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, has publicly expressed his opposition against SegWit2x.
Bitcoin Price Rebounds to $7,400 as SegWit2x Support Declines

Bitcoin Price Rebounds to $7,400 as SegWit2x Support Declines

Earlier today, on November 8, the bitcoin price recovered to over $7,400 after dipping briefly below $7,000, as the market continued to show support for the original bitcoin blockchain over SegWit2x. Decline in Support For SegWit2x Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and former Coinbase executive, revealed that Nick Szabo, blockchain, bitcoin, and smart contracts pioneer whom the bitcoin community considers as a figure closest to bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, has publicly expressed his opposition against SegWit2x.