Archive by Author

Japan Officially Recognises Bitcoin as Currency Starting April 2017

02 Apr

Starting April 2017, Bitcoin in Japan receives the recognition of being a form of money. Read more… Bitcoin has finally gained the recognition of a mainstream currency along the lines of other fiat currencies. The privilege follows the implementation of a new law in Japan which categorizes Bitcoin as a legal payment option within the […]

Segregated Witness: Coming to a Bitcoin Core near You

23 Oct

Segregated Witness, a scaling and far-reaching improvement for Bitcoin, could start being implemented across the network as early as November 15th. The technology will have a lot of implications for users of Bitcoin, including potentially lower fees, slightly higher transaction capacity,elimination of the malleability problem, and increased security for multi-signature transactions. The date of launch […]

After a Decade of R&D, MaidSafe’s Decentralized Network Opens for Alpha Testing

12 Aug

by Natasha Lomas (@riptari) Not many startups have spent a decade fine-tuning their tech platform prior to launch. But not many startups are trying to radically rethink the structure of the Internet. UK-based MaidSafe, which has been building an alternative, decentralized p2p network since before Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone, is finally — finally! […]