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The Cryptoverse: When Will Bitcoin Lightning Network Launch?

The Cryptoverse: When Will Bitcoin Lightning Network Launch?

Source: The Cryptoverse

P.S. The above means, that in terms of “Bitcoin,” we’re closer than ever to 3rd party side chains run by the bankers. To give you an idea of what’s happening.

Trezor Update: 2017 Recap

Another year has passed by with the speed of light. In hindsight, it passed quite quickly; just try to remember the value of Bitcoin a year ago in January, crossing the barrier of USD 1,000. Seemed like yesterday?

In any case, before we say goodbye to 2017 for one last time, let’s have a quick review and remind ourselves what we have achieved together! Starting with…

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Andreas Antonopoulos Update: Bitcoin Wealth Distribution Statistics

Andreas Antonopoulos Update: Bitcoin Wealth Distribution Statistics

Source: aantonop

Boxmining Daily: MAJOR Electrum Wallet Hack, Binance Reopens!

Boxmining Daily: MAJOR Electrum Wallet Hack, Binance Reopens!

Source: Boxmining

The Crypto Sniper: Bitcoin in Trouble

The Crypto Sniper: Bitcoin in Trouble

Source: The Crypto Sniper

How Much Electricity Does Bitcoin Mining Use and Cost?

It is common to see Bitcoin users praise the new currency for being better than traditional ones. Horizontal, international, paperless – Bitcoin clearly has it benefits. However, a single Bitcoin transaction currently burns through around 100 kWh, an extremely high amount of electricity for an operation that may be made several times a day.

Recently the media has been a buzz about the danger of the Bitcoin industry’s electricity consumption.

The cryptocurrency security is based on complex calculations made by supercomputers, an operation called mining. According to the latest research, Bitcoin uses as much electricity as Ireland, that is about 30 TWh per year.  Selectra recalculates an estimate of the bitcoin industry’s consumption based on conservative assumptions.

We found out that with an average consumption sitting between 12 and 30 TWh per year, Bitcoin’s energy consumption makes the large-scale development of the cryptocurrency a serious threat to the environment.

With this we have made our own assumptions and method to shine light on the controversial facts as to whether Bitcoin is environmentally sustainable or not.

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Opposing Views: Who is behind the Bitcoin Mania?

Food for thought from TomatoBubble.com

Starting back in 2014, we began noticing more and more requests to post a “Bitcoin” button that would allow readers to donate to TomatoBubble.com with the hot new “crypto-currency” worldwide payment system. Bitcoin and other rapidly emerging cryptos are a form of “decentralized” digital currency, as the system works without a Central Bank or a single administrator.

The Bitcoin network is person-to-person, with transactions between users taking place directly through the use of cryptography only. Bitcoins can be exchanged for other currencies, products, and services. The transactions are automatically verified and recorded in a publicly distributed ledger called a “blockchain.”

At first, it seemed like a good way to work around PayPal and fly under the IRS radar, but we just never got around to getting involved because we figured the Feds would eventually catch up to such a “peoples’ currency” and shut it down anyway. But now, lo and behold, Bitcoin mania is being heavily promoted by the great and the good of the PRC (Predatory Ruling Class) — so much so that a single $1 of Bitcoin purchased a few years ago is today worth about $65!

Be sure to continue to read at the source: TomatoBubble.com

Crypto Crash or Healthy Pullback? Jeff Berwick on Rogue Money

Crypto Crash or Healthy Pullback? Jeff Berwick on Rogue Money

Source: The Dollar Vigilante

Beyond Price: Bitcoin’s Impact on the Future

Beyond Price: Bitcoin’s Impact on the Future

Source: aantonop

Crypto Strategy: HODL

Are you worried about the current drop in the prices of cryptos? Don’t be. The large swings in prices are perfectly normal when it comes to cryptos. HODL… for your own sake and for the sake of humanity. 

Remember: This is a non-violent revolution that is enabling peer-to-peer trustless (bankless) transactions within peer-to-peer economies driven by decentralized blockchains. A revolution that aims to free people from the shackles of centralized banking and corrupt governments – the primary enablers of warspainpoverty and chaos.

In addition, investment risk should not be measured by volatility, but rather by the extent to which one gets rewarded for embracing volatility. Nothing currently rewards holders more for embracing volatility than cryptos.

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