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Can Indian EVMs Emulate Utah’s Blockchain Based Voting System No Comments

Bitcoin started off as a digital currency about 8 years ago. Today, the same digital currency and its underlying technology named blockchain has endless applications. Originally created to provide a decentralized solution to hold and transfer funds by eliminating trusted third parties like the government and banking institutions, the same technology is now being used to form governments. Blockc...


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Android Security Risk, Bitcoin Users Beware! No Comments

Are you an Android phone user? Do you have an Android Bitcoin wallet application through which you conduct bitcoin transactions? If the answer is yes to any one of these two questions, then we have some bad news for you. A new security exploit may have left your phone vulnerable to remote hacking. Most of the smartphone users in India user Android-powered phones. The recent security risk uncove...


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Does RSCoin Stand a Chance against Bitcoin? No Comments

It is not a big secret that the banks are working on adopting blockchain technology in their operations. They intend to use Bitcoin's underlying technology to create their own network to transfer funds between branches. The banking consortium consists of over 40 international banks, working together with a New York-based fintech company — R3CEV to create a blockchain solution that can replace th...


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Increase in Miner Fee Due to Bitcoin Network Congestion No Comments

Bitcoin scalability, block size, transaction delays are the hottest topics currently being discussed by the community at this time. In one of our previous posts, we mentioned about scalability issues plaguing the platform. To reiterate, the number of transactions on the platform have increased to levels beyond the processing capacity of the Bitcoin network. Increased load on Bitcoin network has cr...


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Block Size Issue Leads to Increased Miner Fee for Bitcoin Transactions No Comments

The Bitcoin network has been facing some issues with respect to transactions lately. These issues mainly related to smaller block size and increased transactions led to a backlog in transactions, making transactions take longer than usual to be confirmed on the blockchain. Bitcoin block-size has been fixed at 1 MB since it became operational. The 1 Mb limit was set in those initial days when th...


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International Women’s Day, Coinsecure and Others No Comments

March 8 marks International Women's Day, celebrated across the world as a symbol of women empowerment and encouragement. The celebration of Women's Day is ingrained into the corporate culture where the companies show appreciation to their women employees by either sending out greetings, small gifts etc. Coinsecure, one of the leading Indian bitcoin company has decided to celebrate International...


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Email Threat Demanding Bitcoin Puts Kolkata Airport on High Alert No Comments

Criminals and pranksters are coming up with innovative ways to coax people into paying them ransom, that too in the form of bitcoin. These threats are sometimes serious enough to have the whole security apparatus of a region to go tizzy. The incident in question happened in Kolkata, India after an email was received by the officials at the Kolkata airport. The email declared that a bomb has bee...


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Zebpay Announces New Features on Its Android App No Comments

The leading Indian mobile bitcoin platform, Zebpay has today introduced a set of new features on its mobile application. Currently available only on Android platform, the new features allow users to set future buy and sell orders on the application. Zebpay is the first Indian mobile only bitcoin platform available on Android and iOS platforms. So, far the feature rich platform has been offering...


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Surcharge No More, India Encourages Electronic Payments No Comments

India is going digital. Be it the recently launched Digital India campaign where the government of India wants to establish a digital locker for individuals to store the digital documents or the internet connectivity initiative where the government intends to provide a minimum 2 Mbps internet connection to all households. As part of the same initiative, the government has also pushed for increased...


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Brock Pierce on Bitcoin and Financial Inclusion in India No Comments

Bitcoin doesn't get featured much in the Indian mainstream media. Is because of low adoption, or lack of understanding or just the don't care attitude one can't be sure. However, whenever there is a chance to have to report anything in an Indian context or get some interviews with those from the industry who are visiting the country, we can the newspapers to fall in line. We have seen that example...


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