Before Craig Wright, the Bitcoin trademark was registered to none other than the Escobar family. That’s according to official documents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which show Pablo Escobar’s brother, Roberto Escobar, as the former main signatory on Bitcoin’s naming rights. Continue reading Before Craig Wright, the Escobar Family Owned Bitcoin’s Trademark
Intercontinental Exchange’s high-profile Bitcoin project, Bakkt, has faced severe pushback from the CFTC due to a fundamental concern about how its cryptocurrency assets will be stored. In response, Bakkt is looking to obtain a BitLicense and manage custody of the coins themselves. Continue reading Bitcoin’s Most-Hated Regulatory Regime Could Be Bakkt’s Last Hope
One often criticized method for comparing cryptocurrency projects is through GitHub commits—the number of times new code is added to a repository. One venture capital firm analyzed over 3,000 different blockchain projects, in-depth, to identify other development metrics to better evaluate technical progress. And, the firm’s analysis provided some interesting insights on Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), and on the developer ecosystem overall. Continue reading Ethereum Leads in Active Developers, Bitcoin’s Developer Count Healthy, Litecoin and Dogecoin “Being Abandoned”
A proof of concept to demonstrate the capabilities of the Bitcoin Lightning Network has seen growing support and use in 37 countries, but has not addressed the usability issues surrounding the technology. Continue reading Bitcoin’s “Lightning Torch” Obscures Importance of Usability
The total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market is currently over $120 billion. However, studies show that billions of dollars worth of this market cap is from built-in inflation. Over the course of 2018, $15 billion in new tokens entered the supply, buttressing the overall market valuation even as prices plunged. Continue reading Is Bitcoin’s Printing Press Propping up the Crypto Market?