News about Bitcoin
Today marks 10 years of Bitcoin blockchain
Exactly 10 years ago, the so called 'genesis block' was created: the first block of the Bitcoin blockchain. Satoshi Nakamoto made a statement by inserting the frontpage of that day's The Times newspaper into the code of this first block, as can be seen in the block data.
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Today marks 10 years of Bitcoin Blockchain
Failed Segregated Witness 2x
Segregated Witness 2x activation fails after rejection by the Bitcoin community. Regarded as an attack on the core blockchain, the battle results in a significant victory for Bitcoin.
Segregated Witness is a fact!
The activation of “Segregated Witness” (abv.: SegWit) in the Bitcoin Protocol is here. This is a huge step, meaning enhancements in security and scalability of Bitcoin.
Miners activate BIP91
A new step in the activation of Segregated Witness: miners activated BIP91.
This brings the optimisation SegWit offers one step closer, a positive development for Bitcoin.
BIP148 is here
The bitcoin community shows its strength in a joined effort, by forcing an “User Activated Soft Fork” to enable Segregated Witness (SegWit). This is to ensure safe scaling and growth of the Bitcoin network.
Bitcoin price $2100 & Bitcoin Pizza Day
Today the price of one bitcoin reached heights of over $2100 (€1895), breaking its previous all-time-high record. Cause for celebration, more so as today marks the 7th anniversary of the first time bitcoins represented real-world value: two pizzas were purchased for 10.000 bitcoins in 2010 :-)
Segregated Witness activated on Litecoin
Segregated Witness (SegWit) will be active on Litecoin in two weeks. Litecoin is one of the first altcoins that started in the early days of Bitcoin. By activating SegWit Litecoin is now more technically advanced than Bitcoin: higher transaction capacity and ready for innovations such as the Lightning Network.
Bitcoin price reaches all-time-high
It’s official, the price of a single bitcoin is higher than ever. The previous all-time-high was in 2013, when bitcoin was traded for prices up to $1175 on several Bitcoin exchanges. Today, the price is higher than it was in 2013. A historic moment in the history of Bitcoin.
Today is Bitcoin's 8th birthday!
The first block in the Bitcoin blockchain was mined by Satoshi Nakamoto on January 3rd, 2009 - eight years ago.
16 million bitcoins have been mined
The sixteen millionth bitcoin was mined today in block number 440.000. The block reward of 12.5 bitcoins in this block pushed the total amount of bitcoins in circulation to over 16 million.
Segregated Witness integrated in Bitcoin Core 0.13.1.
After an extensive testing period on the Bitcoin testnet, this is the first version of Bitcoin Core to include Segregated Witness for the Bitcoin mainnet. Miners are now able to signal that they will switch to this implementation. Segregated Witness will activate when 95% of the miners support the switch.
Bitcoin mailing list announcement by Pieter Wuille
COREDEV EVENT ~ ZURICH
Invitation only developer events for hacking together on Bitcoin-Core and related projects. The Bitcoin-Core development team is distributed all over the world. Sometimes is good to come together and discuss and work face to face.
Bitonic was sponsor
More info: Coredev.tech
Launch of Segregated Witness Testnet
This represents one of the most hotly anticipated and exciting developments to date that is an important foundation for many future improvements and innovations. Segregated Witness frees up space on the Bitcoin blockchain by securely moving transaction signature data to a specially delegated “Segregated Witness” data structure outside of the transaction block.
Benefits of SegWit
Scaling Bitcoin workshop II - Hong Kong, China
Part two of the Bitcoin scalability workshops. While the first
conference served as input to solutions, focusing on analysing the
problem, this conference serves as output; here, solution to the problem
Read more on: Scalingbitcoin.org
Scaling Bitcoin workshop I - Montreal, Canada
In recent months, the Bitcoin development community has faced difficult discussions on how to safely improve the scalability of the Bitcoin network without affecting its decentralized nature. To aid the technical consensus building process, there is a pair of workshops...
Read more on:Scalingbitcoin.org
Due to a large influx of transactions the last few days the Bitcoin network is under pressure.
Apart from a record breaking number of transactions being handled by the Bitcoin network, there are few problems as a result of this stress-tests.
First supermarket in The Netherlands to accept Bitcoin
Spar Arnhem Central station accepts bitcoin starting today.
Payement provider NCR announces:
Their system will support bitcoin payments in the near future.
Paypal gets along with bitcoin
Dell accepts bitcoin payments
Music service Grooveshark accepts bitcoin
Newgg accepts bitcoin
The American webshop Newegg, with a revenue of over two billion dollars a year, now accepts bitcoin.
US Marshals auction Silkroad-bitcoins
The American invester Tim Draper wins all ten blocks of a total of almost 3.000 bitcoins.
Expedia.com accepts bitcoins for hotel reservations
DISH announces to be accepting bitcoins soon
Mollie integrates bitcoin as payment method through Bitonic
Bitcoin payments receiving in euro through Mollie. With this you can accept worldwide Bitcoin payments without any risk.
Bitcoin at Bloomberg
Bloomberg shows the bitcoin exchange rate within their Professional service
Chicago Sun-Times accepts bitcoin
MtGox confirms retrieval of 200.000 bitcoins
De Nederlandsche Bank: 'bitcoin is very innovative'
Bug creates technical problems
Several Bitcoin services are affected
Withdrawing bitcoins temporary not possible at MtGox
Apple removes Blockchain-app from app store
Charlie Shrem (BitInstant) arrested at JFK
Fidor Bank introduces Bitcoin derivatives market
Overstock.com accepts bitcoin
Winning Poker Network also accepts bitcoin.
Zynga accepts bitcoin payments
For Farmville 2 and other games.
Value Bitcoin reaches peak: $1240
Even more valuable than gold.
Bank of America publishes report:
Values bitcoin at $1300.
China's payment processors tells:
don't trade with bitcoins.
Bank of China forbids trading bitcoin
Crash to $600, but recovers to $900.
Bitcoin reaches a new milestone: $1000
The Fed chairman Ben Bernanke speaks:
Bitcoin has a promising future.
Thuisbezorgd.nl accepts bitcoin
Bitcoin in the dictionary
Meanwhile the word bitcoin is mentioned in the Dutch dictionary Dikke van Dale.
FBI closes Silkroad
FBI takes up 26.000 bitcoins.
Bitcoin reached the value of $ 200
Bitcoin on Dutch evening news
Bitcoin reached the value of $ 100
Market capitalisation reaches 1 billion dollar
Wordpress.com accepts bitcoin
ECB publishes about Bitcoin
The European Central Bank has published a document about e.g. bitcoin.
Tradehill, One of the biggest bitcoin-exchanges at the time, closes for business because of persistant problems with financial partners.
TV debut for Bitcoin
Bitcoin is introduced in popular culture via American tv series "The good wife"
Wikileaks accepts bitcoin donations
1 bitcoin equals 1 dollar
2 pizza's sold for 10,000 bitcoin
Must have been the tastiest pizza ever ;)
Less than two weeks after the Bitcoin network officially started, the first registered bitcoin-transaction is propagated.