9

After digging some more and finding pretty much every possible interpretation on different media outlets, I just called Nick Riegger, the press spokesman of Fidor Bank AG. According to my conversation with Nick Riegger: Fidor Bank AG has already started implementing support for Ripple on their back end. They will first be on the lookout for business ...


7

Yes - it's feasible. Bitcoins are released at a constant rate determined by the protocol. At the time, 50 Bitcoins were being generated for every block(this is now 25); and blocks are supposed to be found every 10 minutes. Miners compete amongst each other for this prize. In 2009, you could mine using your computer's CPU and you were only competing with ...


5

Adding to my answer on What are some of the proposed ideas to why the Bitcoin dropped to sub $400 in the end of summer 2014?, which I think is still mostly accurate: Bitstamp loot There are about 19k bitcoins held by the hacker that raided Bitstamp. While, as far as I know, they haven't found their way back into the market, it is an amount that would ...


4

I could write an essay addressing each of your points but I don't think it is worth my time. If you want price to go up just wait for the next bull market. The market doesn't care about software improvements in the short term. If you want to learn about all the software improvements that are happening every day on Bitcoin Core subscribe to Bitcoin Optech, ...


4

No, it's not known, and information like that generally won't be publicly released. Bitcoin addresses aren't generally publicly associated with the real-life identities of their owners. I would expect a company like Tesla to have the bulk of their cryptocurrency assets stored in institutional custody regardless, for liability and regulatory reasons.


4

Jeff Garzik received an Avalon miner on january 30th, 2013 and posted pictures at http://garzikrants.blogspot.com/2013/01/once-upon-time-in-china-package-shipped.html and http://garzikrants.blogspot.com/2013/01/avalon-modular-room-to-expand.html The next day he posted a review at http://garzikrants.blogspot.com/2013/01/avalon-asic-miner-review.html For ...


3

1) I don't know anyone actively uses Bitcoin, or other altcoin, that is not mining it and/or trying to profit from it. 2) Bit coin price fluctuates, so as a business I would only use it to process a transaction and then convert it to cash ASAP. 3) Why is everyone losing Bitcoin in the news? True cash gets lost or stolen, but this make me fearful that my ...


2

Since Bitcoin is decentralized, everybody claiming to be an authority is highly suspect. One early site is still going strong in providing independent practical (pro-Bitcoin) information: https://www.bitcoin.org Make sure to stay away .com variant!


2

BTC is a speculative commodity so bubbles are to be expected, and bubbles are cyclical in nature. The previous bubble went up to about US$250 and took several months to build back up and then inflect to climb exponentially to ~1200. There's not one reason for this, and it happens with other bubbles too. But I'll try my best: The general explanation is that ...


2

During 2017 and 2018 there were a number of Bitcoin hard forks starting with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) but quickly followed by other altcoins (Bitcoin Satoshi Vision, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond etc). If you owned Bitcoin on the Bitcoin blockchain you would receive the same amount on these hard forked chains. As with the vast majority of altcoins, they relied on ...


2

Can crypto's achieve the same shop use? For Bitcoin, the trend is in the opposite direction. Bitcoin’s soaring transaction fees, following the digital currency’s 1,300 per cent surge in value in the past year, have made it practically useless as a token of exchange in Hong Kong. “A customer wanted to pay for a HK$56 cup of coffee, but since the transaction ...


1

The source code for bitcoincore.org (the website) is maintained via a GitHub repository. Content updates are proposed and reviewed by means of pull requests. Instructions for contributing to the website can be found in the repo's CONTRIBUTING.md. Given that this question was tagged with "news", I am wondering whether the purpose of the bitcoincore....


1

Apart from uptake, a second area for consideration is the utility value. When the utility value is high, the cryptocurrency is free to become commonplace. Factors like, can you use it to buy a cup of coffee, how expensive a transaction is, how long confirmations take all affect the utility value. At the moment, there seems to be a high percentage of buy and ...


1

I can recommend 2 sources: blog.blockchain.com www.coindesk.com If it is being talked about elsewhere, it will be made visible here.


1

Bitcoin’s price has crashed. There is simply no other way to describe the -40% price decline that occurred in the first two weeks of 2015. It’s dismal, it’s disappointing and it’s a normal part of a free and open market. While Bitcoin is a transformative technology, it is not immune to the greed and fear that permeate every financial market. ...


1

BitcoinTalk has a Press board dedicated to discussing news articles. Each article has its own thread there, which amounts to about 7500 articles by now. A lot of articles are also linked and discussed on r/bitcoin, although they don't make up the brunt of the topics there.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible