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That’s One Sexy BCH*— Exciting Developments Coming up for Bitcoin Cash

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Bitcoin Cash Upgrade There will be major changes for Bitcoin Cash next month— changes which could solidify its reputation as the fastest, most reliable cryptocurrency for everyday use. While some people (mostly BCH detractors) are labeling this a “hard fork”, the reality is that this is really an upgrade to the BCH network. There is not going to be a new coin created; instead the BCH we know will be replaced by a bigger and better one. Think technological superiority.

On May 15th, there will be two big changes:

1) Block size will be increased from 8 MB to 32 MB. As we all know, the issue of scalability has been a consistent problem for cryptocurrencies ever since they first appeared, and in many ways, it is still the primary obstacle that hinders their wider adoption. Quadrupling the block size of BCH will go a long way toward tackling this challenge through an update called Bitcoin Adjustable Blocksize Cap, or “Bitcoin ABC”. Blocks will still confirm with an average of 10 minut…

Why You Should Surrender to Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

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The Bitcoin (BTC) vs Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has been raging since last summer. While BTC continues to get more media attention, things could change very soon (as I’m sitting here typing this, BCH is up 13%). Today I’m going to give you 3 good reasons why you WILL regret ignoring BCH— and, no transaction speed isn’t one of them.

Look, it’s already been established that Bitcoin Cash is superior to BTC for use as an everyday currency. The transaction speeds are incomparable, and with the upgrade to 32MB blocks coming in May, it’s only going to get better. There simply is no debate anymore; despite all the hype surrounding the Lightening Network, BTC still has not caught up to BCH in terms of practicality as a digital currency. The transaction speed war is over, and Bitcoin Cash won.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, there are 3 more reasons why you should not be sleeping on BCH:
Memo.cash Now this is an interesting one…Memo is basically a blockchain-based social media platform. It func…

Puerto Rico, Taxes, and a Bitcoin Utopia

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It’s tax time, and many Americans are waking up to the harsh reality of the gains on their crypto trades. The process is complicated, confusing, and costly. Everything from bitcoin purchases to airdrops are subject to capital gains tax, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is lighting a fire under holders to collect what is owed.

In November, federal regulators ordered Coinbase to release records of users that had more than $20,000 in transactions between 2013-2015, impacting more than 14,000 traders.

It is no wonder crypto traders are looking for alternatives.

One group of crypto entrepreneurs, led by Brock Pierce of the Bitcoin Foundation, headed to Puerto Rico to escape some of the tax drama of the mainland. Their plan? To build a crypto-utopia. And the process has already begun.

Currently, the group, which they’ve named Sol, has already started the process of searching for properties on the island. “The Monastery,” a 20,000 square foot hotel the group has rented out, acts …

Telegram and the Future of ICOs

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As regulators worldwide begin to crack down on ICOs, start-ups are becoming more weary of the risks associated with public offerings. In many cases, companies are skirting these regulations with air drops, or the distribution of free tokens, at least for the time being.

One of the most notable ICOs that may be skipping its public offering is Telegram. Despite the cancelation rumors, the messaging app already enjoys the position of first ever billion-dollar ICO. EOS also had a big raise. So far, Telegram has already raised over $1.7 billion in private sales, as confirmed by recent SEC filings.

"The goal of fundraising is to gain access to capital to allow a team to build a product and company. It appears Telegram has already achieved their goal so there would be no reason to conduct a public sale," explained Anthony Pompliano of Morgan Creek Capital Blockchain.

Telegram has remained silent regarding the possible delay or outright cancelation of their public offering, but not go…

Is this Bitcoin Rally Just a False Flag?

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The world was taken by surprise this past week when BTC surged above $8000 for the first time in weeks. On 4/12/18, BTC shot up an incredible $1000 in only 30 minutes, one of the fastest price increases ever recorded in such a timeframe. Currently, the price hovers just under 8k, and the crypto space is on fire with speculation that the long bear market is finally over.

But are we really out of the woods? Let’s examine what may have caused this recent spike, and determine whether it’s time to pop the champagne and celebrate, or if this all just a mirage before yet another drop.
First, what happened on 4/12?

There are a couple different theories about what triggered this. In no particular order, they include:
Institutional money getting in on the game: world renowned firms like Soros Fund Management have announced this past week that it will begin trading cryptocurrencies,in spite of Soros himself dismissing cryptocurrencies are recently as January. Venrock (the venture capital fund owned…

The Bitcoin Chain Death Cycle In 2018

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Cryptocurrencies have struggled to gain their footing in 2018 following a barrage of regulatory concerns, hacks, and high-profile scams. While many headlines suggest that this is the beginning of the end for cryptos, the tremendous amount of institutional wealth flowing into the space suggests otherwise. It may get much worse though, before it gets better.

Still, it is important for any investor to recognize the hurdles ahead.

Many cryptocurrencies, including King Bitcoin, still face blockchain destroying vulnerabilities. While the recent additions of the Lightning Network and SegWit removed some of the most daunting concerns of a potential ‘Chain Death,’ the threat still exists, and it’s more than just Bitcoin at risk.

Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash

Last year’s Chain Death Spiral fears stemmed from the battle between Bitcoin and the Bitcoin Cash hard fork / airdrop. Following the August fork, miners migrated between the two coins, testing the profitability of each. As miners switched betw…