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The World Celebrates the 8th Anniversary of the First Bitcoin Transaction: Buying Two Pizzas

The crypto-community celebrates the 8th anniversary of the first commercial transaction in which Bitcoin was used as a real-world currency to pay for an item. Two Pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins On 17 May 2010, computer programmer Laszlo Hanyecz posted on the Internet a request to buy a pizza paying with bitcoins. A few days later, Hanyecz was successful. He bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins from Jeremy Sturdivant, whose username was “jercos.” On May 22,

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Bank of England Publishes Paper on Central Bank Crypto

The Bank of England has published a working paper that explores the potential of state-backed cryptocurrencies. An institution that was once very critical of the crypto community now has a whole new take on the subject. Also read: Overstock Subsidiary tZERO Prepares ‘First Security Token Exchange’ Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and …

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You Can Now Buy Performance Enhancers with Verge After Partnership with Health Firm

Verge has announced that online supplement suppliers DIOXYME now accept payment in Verge (XVG) through the CoinPayments plugin. DIOXYME, which sells protein powder, nootropics and performance enhancers are offering a 10% discount using the code Verge10. Verge Focuses on Real-World Adoption Verge is currently accepted by 94 vendors and can be used to pay for...

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Verge (XVG) Hacked Again, 35 Million XVG Tokens Reportedly Generated by Hacker

It appears Verge has suffered another hack, barely one month after the previous attack. According to reports filtering in on online crypto forums, the attackers seem to be using pretty much the same tactics at the last time. Hacker Used Modified Version of the Previous Attack Vector According to Bitcointalk user “Ocminer,” the attacker used a modified version of last month’s attack vector to spoof the blockchain. Instead of one algorithm, the hacker used two

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Satoshi Nakamoto is Female: Women in the Cryptocurrency Industry

Is ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, the mysterious, anonymous creator of Bitcoin the original cryptocurrency, actually a woman? In 2008 Nakamoto authored the white paper describing the most famous crypto, from which all other cryptos have spawned. In a community and industry dominated by men, the statement “Satoshi is a female” – a theory promoted by New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney at the Women on the Block event in Brooklyn on May 13 – is extremely provocative. To

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Overstock Subsidiary tZERO Prepares ‘First Security Token Exchange’

In conjunction with Box Digital Markets, Overstock subsidiary tZERO is preparing to introduce the cryptoverse’s inaugural security token exchange. The move continues tZERO CEO Patrick Byrne’s push to bring innovation to capital markets’ status quo.  Also read: Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! With a 2018 Twist Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and tech …

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OPEN Announces Partnership with Kucoin

The success of OPEN’s private sale (to the tune of $250M+) was exciting, but they are aware that many members of the OPEN community were unable to participate and it was important for them to provide the community an opportunity to support OPEN as soon as possible. OPEN, with the support of their community and the backing of top-tier partners (Danhua/DHVC, Draper Dragon, Sora, and NEO), is proud to announce a new partnership with KuCoin!

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Argentina: Bank Ditches SWIFT For Bitcoin In World Payments First

A bank in Argentina could soon become the first in the world to begin using Bitcoin for customers’ international remittances. Service Highlights ‘No Intermediaries’ The initiative, which Banco Masventas (BMV) launched May 22nd, is the result of a partnership with local blockchain financial services startup Bitex. Once payments begin being sent, BMV will likely become the world’s first banking institution to actively leverage Bitcoin as an international payments standard. The move is a conspicuous move

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Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Resale Marketplace

American retail behemoth Walmart Inc. is following the blockchain trend in a bid to stay ahead of the curve. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just published a patent application filed by Walmart entitled “Registration-based User-interface Architecture.” The patent lays out a blockchain-based resale market for customers to resell Walmart products. Also see: Dash ‘Incredibly …

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Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! With a 2018 Twist

The world’s hippest bitcoin community (Tokyo) kicked off 2018’s Bitcoin Pizza Day tonight in the usual style: lots and lots of pizza. But in a twist that reflects the changing mood in this part of the world, most chose to pay for their pies with bitcoin cash (BCH). Also see: Amazon’s Existence Proves Folly of …

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