Fork Watch: How To Follow Tomorrow’s High-Stakes Bitcoin Cash Update

The most contentious hard fork in bitcoin cash’s one-year history is happening Thursday. So contentious, in fact, that this one holds the potential to split the blockchain into two separate iterations of the bitcoin cash protocol – one led by developer group Bitcoin ABC and the other, Bitcoin SV, led by blockchain research company nChain. The […]

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Traders Now Betting 2-to-1 Bitcoin Cash Fork Will Cause Price Decline

New data is offering insight into how crypto traders are pricing in a coming technical update to bitcoin cash, one that could cause the world’s fourth most valuable blockchain to split into two competing networks. At press time, there are now almost twice as many open short positions betting that the price of bitcoin cash […]

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At Bitcoin Cash Birthday Bash, Crypto Embraces the Strange

Amid a floorshow of acrobats, cross-dressers and samurai dwarves, gambling pioneer turned cryptocurrency advocate Calvin Ayre boomed, “This is a great moment in the history of money.” It might sound a bit nonsensical, but it was far from fiction at a bitcoin cash birthday party in London last week, where a circus-meets-gypsy-themed party gathered the cryptocurrency’s local […]

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Bitcoin Cash Fork Leaves Users Behind, But Does It Matter?

Bitcoin cash now has 32 MB blocks and smart contracts. The controversial hard fork of bitcoin hard forked again several days ago in an effort to add new functionality to the cryptocurrency protocol and further differentiate it from its predecessor. But in the process – executing at block 530350 – a portion of the bitcoin cash community […]

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Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin? Lawsuits Won’t Stop the Fight Over Bitcoin’s Name

“Roger Ver deserves to go to (back to) jail for fraud.” For those not immersed in bitcoin’s byzantine politics, it might seem strange to see Ragnar Lifthrasir, a self-described “passionate advocate for bitcoin,” wish incarceration on an early adopter and fervent evangelist the community once called “Bitcoin Jesus.” But Lifthrasir isn’t alone in his desire to lock Ver […]

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Central Bank Cryptos, Vitalik Trolls and Hard Forks: This week in Crypto

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Make sure you check out last weeks post here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week.  Price Watch: Bitcoin is up 3%  this week gaining back some of the 20% it lost last week. The price was largely sideways […]

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A Bitcoin Twitter War Is Raging And No Account Is Safe

“Paging @Bitcoin. These tweets don’t help anyone.” At first glance, the tweet, from investor and entrepreneur Nick Tomaino, might not be distinguishable in the all-out flame war that crypto Twitter – and all crypto social media – has become. But while the situation has long been simmering, Tomaino’s tweet comes at what might be a […]

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First Bitcoin Cash Ransomware Makes It Impossible to Decrypt Files

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Ransomware extortionists have seemingly started using Bitcoin Cash (BCH) for ransom payments as well, according to a report published by Bleeping Computer. The first ransomware strain to use the cryptocurrency, dubbed Thanatos, makes it impossible for users to decrypt their files, even […]

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