The Latest Bitcoin News

March, 2018

February, 2018

  • 27 February

    Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Released – SegWit New Default Address Type

    Bitcoin Core 0.16.0

    The Bitcoin Core development team has released client Version 0.16.0, which includes the full GUI implementation of Segregated Witness (SegWit) and makes it the default for new addresses, on Monday, February 26.   The Github announcement states that “this is a new major version release, including new features, various bugfixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations” This update …

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  • 12 February

    Bitcoin Center NYC & Founder Nick Spanos @ World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai, UAE

    Nick Spanos Dubai World Government Summit

    Nick Spanos, founder of Bitcoin Center NYC and, has been invited to participate in a February 13th panel discussion on cryptocurrencies at the 2018 World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE. The summit, held from February 11-13th, brings together over 4,000 prominent public and private figures across 150 countries intent on engaging in future-focused dialogues to shape governments and improve …

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January, 2018

  • 12 January

    Highlights from the first Satoshi Square meetup of 2018

    bitcoin center satoshi square

    Be sure to join our group, follow us on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to ensure you always have the latest details on upcoming events. Here are some highlights from Bitcoin Center NYC’s January 2018 event “Satoshi Square” held in NYC, co-hosted with Find the full photo album on Facebook:  

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  • 5 January

    NYC’s Satoshi Square Meetup Returns! Thursday, January 11th

    Satoshi Square Meetup

    Bitcoin Center NYC’s Iconic Satoshi Square Join us for an evening of speakers, cryptocurrency discussion, and peer-to-peer trading.Every guest will receive a raffle ticket. Prizes include two Ledger Nano S hardware wallets and 30 lucky guests will receive a paper wallet with ZAP tokens or a ZAP t-shirt/hat, courtesy of the event’s co-sponsor Speakers: Nick Spanos, Co-founder, Bitcoin Center NYC …

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  • 3 January

    Happy 9th Birthday Bitcoin!

    Happy 9th Birthday Bitcoin

    Today marks the 9th anniversary of the genesis block of the bitcoin blockchain. Bitcoin’s block #0 was mined on January 3rd, 2009 at 1:15pm and the world has irreversibly changed. Less than a decade later, the market cap of all cryptocurrencies exceeds $700 billion; with no signs of slowing down. Just one year ago, Bitcoin surpassed its previous all time …

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December, 2017

  • 15 December

    The Wild Ride from $1,000-$18,000 Bitcoin

    Wild Ride $1,000 - $18,000

    In just under a year, the price of Bitcoin rocketed 1800% from $1,000 in January to just about $18,000 with little-to-no interruption. The value of all bitcoins combined is now over a quarter trillion dollars. Which leaves many wondering — how did we get here?. From its inception in 2009 until last year, Bitcoin was hardly ever mentioned in mainstream …

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November, 2017

  • 6 November

    SegWit2x: What is it, and how is the Upcoming Fork Affecting Bitcoin?

    Bitcoin Locks in SegWit

    Coming in the middle of this month, November of 2017, Bitcoin will be undergoing what is possibly the largest hard fork to date. All over SegWit2x, a controversial scaling solution, of which it is currently halfway to being completely implemented. In August, the Bitcoin network underwent a separate hard fork that created Bitcoin Cash, due to the opposition to SegWit. …

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October, 2017

  • 14 October

    Upcoming Bitcoin Fork Boosting its Price

    Upcoming Bitcoin Fork Boosting Its Price

    Whether it makes sense or not, the upcoming hard fork that is expected next month may be boosting Bitcoin’s price.   In August, before the last hard fork that Bitcoin experienced, the price shot up to almost $5,000 before the fork, reaching all time highs and reached more all time highs afterwards as well. The same seems to be happening …

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September, 2017

  • 12 September

    Maine Senate Candidate Accepting Bitcoin Contributions

    Eric Brakey Senate Bitcoin

    Eric Brakey, a libertarian, is now running for U.S. Senate in Maine as a Republican. Brakey, who has been a long time supporter of cryptocurrency, is currently accepting donations to his campaign in the form of Bitcoin and possibly other cryptocurrencies via Shapeshift. If elected, he would be joining the ranks of ‘Conservatarians’ like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and would …

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  • 4 September

    Chinese Government Bans ICOs

    A stunning development out of China came to light this morning. China banned ICOs meaning that any projects that are raising money through cryptocurrency are now not allowed in a country that is one that has a large number of its citizens involved in cryptocurrencies – to the point where some are leasing planes to ship graphics cards for mining. …

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August, 2017

  • 31 August

    Looking Back: CNBC’s 2014 “Bitcoin Uprising” Special

    Back in 2014, CNBC visited Bitcoin Center NYC as part of their special about Bitcoin. Take a look back in the past when Bitcoin was still a strange fascination. Watch the full 26 minute video for free on CNBC’s website.

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  • 31 August

    Ethereum Co-Founder Partners with Russian Bank

    Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of Ethereum has recently announced that he created an entity separate from the Ethereum Foundation, Ethereum Russia, and plans to use this to collaborate with Russian banks and universities. As of now, Ethereum Russia is partnered with one university, The National University of Science and Technology (MISIS) as well as one bank, namely Vnesheconombank (VEB) but …

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  • 29 August

    “Banking on Bitcoin” lands on Netflix! – Documentary ft. Bitcoin Center NYC

    Banking on Bitcoin is a great documentary to learn more about Bitcoin and its vibrant community. The filmmakers spent months with Bitcoin Center NYC founder Nick Spanos and other prominent characters from the Bitcoin industry. Now that it’s on Netflix, there is no excuse for not having seen this great movie! Look it up or follow this link to watch …

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