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Atomic Swaps Are Coming to BTCPay This Year, Says Nicolas Dorier [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Nicolas Dorier, a developer of open-source and self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor alternative, BTCPay, who spoke about upcoming features such as atomic swaps, and making BitPay obsolete for businesses that don’t care about handling bitcoin.  ‘Nothing is...

Bits of Gold CEO: B2B Demand Increased Despite Falling BTC Price [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Youval Rouach, co-founder and CEO of Bitcoin of Gold, an Israeli Bitcoin cryptocurrency trading platform. Rouach explains the regulatory situation in Israel for cryptocurrencies and his company’s plans moving forward.  Bitcoinist: When did Bits of Gold...

Bitcoin ‘Tremendously Successful as a Store of Value,’ Says David Chaum [Interview]

Legendary cryptographer and digital money pioneer David Chaum explains to Bitcoinist why his newest project, Elixxir, is focusing on scalable privacy-focused digital cash and why Bitcoin is unlikely to provide similar privacy despite being “tremendously successful as a store of value.”...

BTC Wallets Take One Small Step For Lightning, One Giant Leap for Bitcoin

New user-friendly Bitcoin Lightning wallets such as Bluewallet are ushering in the future of payments. Users can now send and receive Bitcoin Lightning payments right to/from your mobile device, the ramifications of which could be revolutionary for the future of...

Bluewallet Lets You Send Bitcoin Lightning Payments from Your iPhone

Bluewallet appears to be setting the bar for the next generation of Bitcoin wallets. Available for both Android and iOS, it is the first to integrate the Lightning Network (LN) for super-quick and “unfairly cheap” transactions. First Bitcoin Lightning Wallet...

Opinion: ICOs Are Dead, Killed By Regulations

ICOs may have been the hottest thing in 2017 but, unlike the hundreds of amusing Bitcoin obituaries throughout the years, the process of issuing digital tokens to raise funds appears to be dead.  Stick a Fork in ICOs, They’re Done...

Bitcoin Price to $17K in 2020, Says ‘Unorthodox’ Mining Difficulty Prediction

An ‘unorthodox prediction’ of mining difficulty increases puts the bitcoin price somewhere around $17,000 in 2020 — due to the possible power law relationship between the two. Bitcoin price and difficulty ‘power law relationship’ Twitter user @100trillionUSD is back again...

Roger Ver Interview: ‘Of Course’ I Hold More BCH Than BTC

Bitcoinist spoke with Bitcoin Cash advocate and owner of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, about the BCH ‘hash war,’ his controversial website branding of Bitcoin (BTC) as ‘Bitcoin Core,’ and why he believes Bitcoin developers are “economically illiterate.” Bitcoinist: Bitcoin Cash just...

FAANG Stocks Lose Over $1 Trillion – More Than All Cryptocurrencies Combined

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google stocks have together shed over $1 trillion in market capitalization from their all-time highs, marking an even bigger loss in dollar value than all cryptocurrencies combined in 2018. FAANGs Lose Bite Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies,...