Bitcoin is the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. And with its 10th birthday, it has become more interesting than ever before. So, in that line, here are 10 interesting facts about Bitcoin – one for each year.
We are in the year 2008. On October 31st, the day of Halloween. A pseudonymous author called Satoshi Nakamoto, published “The Bitcoin Whitepaper”. While it originally described the elimination of the double spend problem in established currency systems, it has also inspired implementations that go beyond the currency use case.
Since then, the world we know has changed. And for the financial system, Halloween never stopped. …Read more
Malta has set its sails to become the new crypto and blockchain hotspot in Europe. With the Malta Blockchain Summit it has made a large step into this direction. The number of attendees hits the 8,500 mark – 3,500 more than expected – and made the idea of the “Blockchain Island” pretty vibrant. Genesis Mining and its Partner DQR provided not only one of the keynote presentations, but also won the “Mining Initiative of the Year Award 2018”, respectively the “Best Careers Programm Award”.
Today we want to celebrate Bitcoin’s 10th Whitepaper Anniversary with a Halloween Special! 10 years ago on October 31st, 2008 the mysterious inventor “Satoshi Nakamoto” released the Bitcoin Whitepaper to a small Cryptography mailing list. Today, we’re still looking back in awe at this groundbreaking creation.
Monero has successfully upgraded their Proof-of-Work algorithm from CryptoNightV7 (also called V1) to CryptoNightV8 (also called V2). This update is bringing major improvements to the Monero protocol.