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Originally founded by Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is the first and most widely used decentralized ledger currency with the highest market capitalization. Its purpose is to provide a peer-to-peer payment system without the need for a third party. Any changes are decided democratically by the community. Its current development is led by Wladimir J. van der Laan, who took over the role on April 8, 2014.

News

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Bitcoin Cash Miners Undo Attacker’s Transactions With ‘51% Attack’

Two bitcoin cash (BCH) mining pools recently carried out what is known as a 51 percent attack on the blockchain in an apparent effort to reverse another miner’s transactions.

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Lightning App for Sending Bitcoin Tips on Twitter Is Now Easier to Use

A Twitter app for tipping by way of bitcoin’s experimental lightning network is now easier to use thanks to a new update. Launched earlier this year, Tippin.me took Twitter’s crypto community by storm by making it possible to tip Twitter users with the experimental micropayment layer lightning. The still-nascent network is being built by a series of startups and developers in a bid to create a new level of scaling for the network. On Thursday night, the Chrome extension app‘s version 1.0 was released with...

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Blockstream’s Samson Mow Is Launching a Space Alien Gaming Token on Bitcoin

An ardent critic of the hype surrounding crypto token sales is set to do the unlikely: launching a token. Samson Mow, the CSO of bitcoin startup Blockstream, has also been serving as founder and CEO of the gaming company Pixelmatic since 2011. The new plan will see Pixelmatic use Blockstream’s new token platform for launching security tokens on bitcoin via a sidechain. By way of that platform, Pixelmatic will create a token for its upcoming game Infinite Fleet, a science fiction, humans-versus aliens spac...

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