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Litecoin Outperforms Top-10 Cryptos Ahead of August Reward Halving

Litecoin Outperforms Top-10 Cryptos Ahead of August Reward Halving With the supply of new coins to be halved in less than five weeks, litecoin is outpacing its peers. The fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is currently trading at $123, representing 5 percent gains on a seven-day basis, according to data source CoinMarketCap. Meanwhile, bitcoin, the top […]

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Bitcoin.org Content Now Available in 25+ Languages

Bitcoin.org Content Now Available in 25+ Languages Bitcoin is Spreading Over the the past year, as part of Bitcoin.org’s ongoing content translation initiative to help spread information about Bitcoin all around the world, many people have helped extend and update the site into their own native languages. Thanks to community donations and a sponsorship from […]

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Coinsquare, Just Cash Partnership Enables Non-Bank ATM Crypto Transactions

Coinsquare, Just Cash Partnership Enables Non-Bank ATM Crypto Transactions Coinsquare, a Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform, announced it has bought an eight figure controlling stake in fintech software producer, Just Cash. The acquisition will enable the firm to introduce crypto transactions on traditional, non-bank ATMs in the United States. Just Cash developed a software to retrofit […]

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Bitcoin Miner Buys 5,000 ASICs as Network Hash Rate Climbs to New All-Time High

German Bitcoin (BTC) mining company Northern Bitcoin has signed a deal to buy almost 5,000 mining rigs from Bitmain and Canaan Creative, the company confirmed in a press release on July 1. Northern, which is headquartered in Frankfurt but operates a site in Norway, aims to double its capacity, currently operating with 55 petahashes per second.  The expansion is part of a long-term […]

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Buying Bitcoin Has Been Profitable 98.2% of the Days Since Creation

Bitcoin (BTC) has been profitable as an investment 98.2% of the days since its creation, data from holdcalc.com as of July 1 indicates. Counting 3830 days back — to January 4, 2009, one day after the coin’s Genesis Block was hashed  — holdcalc’s data suggests that on 3671 of these, it was profitable to buy bitcoin (BTC) as […]

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Post Smuggler Robert Platshorn Pitches Pot to Seniors

Dressed in a white guayabera and loose-fitting grandpa jeans, Robert Platshorn walks onto a small stage set up in the clubhouse of Lakes of Delray, a 55-and-over condo development in Delray Beach. About 300 snow-haired residents sit on dining-room chairs on a midafternoon in early March. They’ve shown up to hear Platshorn talk about the […]

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New York City Looks to Bar Marijuana Testing for Job Applicants

New York City employers wouldn’t be allowed to require job candidates to submit to drug testing for marijuana as a condition of hiring, under a bill approved by the City Council. The bill (Intro. No. 1445-A), passed April 9 on a 41-4 vote, was part of a city drive to reduce the legal consequences of […]

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PayThink Crypto, cash and overseas cards are unreliable for cannabis

Banks tend to follow the laws of the federal government, even when it comes to states where cannabis has been legalized. Not only does growing, selling and consuming cannabis violate federal law; handling the proceeds of any related transactions is as well. Very few banks are willing to take the risk. Nevertheless, the state of […]