Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

techcrunch.com 17 Oct '17, 4pm

An engineer for BitGo , Jameson Lopp, faced down a horde of police officers with rifles at his home in Durham, North Carolina after someone sent an anonymous tip regarding a hostage situation at his home. The engineer has been vocal on Twitter about upcoming changes in the protocol. “They shut down most of my neighborhood,” he said. “There were dozens of patrol units, a SWAT team, mobile comman...

Move over, Bitcoin: Ethereum is the next big thing in cryptocurrency

mashable.com 17 Oct '17, 4pm
Move over, Bitcoin: Ethereum is the next big thing in cryptocurrency

While both Bitcoin and Ethereum are public blockchain networks, Bitcoin only offers one use of the blockchain technology: a digital monetary ...

Here's why Goldman Sachs says gold is better than bitcoin

bloomberg.com 17 Oct '17, 11am

Durability: While both require expertise for correct long-term storage, gold wins because cryptocurrencies are vulnerable to hacking through ...

Bitcoin is a 'speculative bubble' and unlikely to become a real currency, UBS says

Bitcoin is a 'speculative bubble' and unlikely to become a real currency, UBS says

cnbc.com 17 Oct '17, 11am

UBS said that governments set taxes and this is the largest single income for almost any economy. Therefore, people will always want government-backed currencies to pay tax. Even though a company could accept cryptocurrency as payment, it would need to pay different taxes in government-backed currency. And so the company would be taking an exchange rate risk. "If governments refuse to accept cr...

Bitcoin, Altcoin Exchange Bittrex Eyed With Suspicion Due to Thousands of Mys...

cointelegraph.com 16 Oct '17, 11pm
Bitcoin, Altcoin Exchange Bittrex Eyed With Suspicion Due to Thousands of Mysterious Account Closings

Cointelegraph recently began receiving complaints about the Bittrex exchange disabling users’...

Russian Businesses Urge Government to Approve Only Domestic Cryptocurrencies

news.bitcoin.com 17 Oct '17, 8am

Regulation 37 mins ago | By Kevin Helms - | 2032 | 1 Russian Businesses Urge Government to Ap...

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