Tuesday, 20 February 2018

New Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Will Feature New Code



Core is officially being updated and this could be the most exciting update that we have seen in almost ever. Everyone's complaints with Bitcoin is normally about transfer times and transfer costs and early in 2017 we did see transaction costs spiralling into silly money, well this could possibly be about to change forever

Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 will officially support Segwit which focuses on scaling the network to be faster and cheaper. Although Segwit has been around for a little while now its not until recently we have seen further adoption which has seen the amount of waiting transactions in the mempool drop drastically. Also along with Coinbase confirming they are in the final processes of adding Segwit support themselves this (until lightening network) could be one of the biggest changes we see to Bitcoin Core yet.

You can check the Bitcoin Core Github Here
Release I believe is expected around the 1st May

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Five Current Best GPU's For Mining February 2018


This is going to be a difficult post as its almost going to go out fo date the minute I have posted this, but for February 2018 these are the graphics cards that we recommend for mining at the moment. Also For now trying to just include key points for the card



 


1. NVIDIA GTX 1070
  • Core Clock: 1506Mhz
  • Mem Clock: 8Gbps
  • Memory: 8GB DDR5
Positives
  • Good hashrate to power ratio
  • High amount of memory
Negatives
  • Expensive to buy, may cause long return on purchase
  • Low stock pretty much everywhere

Telegram ICO Raises $850 Million

The pre-sale for TON which is Telegrams own token has seen the ICO raise a huge $850 million according to a document filed with the US SEC. This can be seen here

At $850 million this is already the biggest ICO to date with the previous highest at only $350 million, but something to remember this ICO still is yet to go to public sale. It is expected to go to public sale in March and according to Bloomberg will look to raise a whopping $1.1 billion which would make the total around $2 billion. This could be the ICO not to miss in 2018

You can read the official whitepaper here

Currently as it stands I cannot find and pretty sure an official website does not excist yet, so keep your eyes peeled in March for an incoming website. Also be aware of scam sites if they do create a site please please confirm its official before sending any funds into an ICO

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

NEO Holders To Get ONT Airdrop


It seems more good news keeps coming from NEO and its team, they have announced this week that all holders of NEO will get an airdrop of ONT at a rate of 0.2ONT to every 0.1 of NEO. This is fantastic news from the NEO team and the crypto has been performing outstanding towards the end of last year and beginning of this year. 

A snapshot will be taken at block height 1974823, which is expected around March 1, 2018. So as long as you are holding NEO in a non exchange wallet you should recieve your NEP-5 token of ONT, although we may see Binance and Kucoin distribute ONT but to make sure I would hold it in a wallet


You can buy Neo below

Monday, 12 February 2018

Where To Buy Bitcoin With Debit Or Credit Card



As Bitcoin continues to grow we are seeing lots and lots of new people coming over and wondering where can they buy Bitcoins on card or for cash? I have always said for someone starting out in buying Bitcoin I believe this is one of the hardest things to get solved at the start. So we are going to list the main exchanges that accept card (one cash) and have been around a long time and can be trusted


Coinbase is probably the biggest of all exchanges online where you can instantly buy Bitcoin and even Ethereum with debit and credit card, buy $100 and get a free $10's worth through our link. I personally have used Coinbase alot on the past and although their fee's are not the cheapest the Bitcoin is instant. You can also setup a wallet with them so you can store your Bitcoins, although we always advise you storing your Bitcoins offline

You can check out Coinbase Here **Buy $100 or more and get $10 FREE!**


Here we have something very different with LocalBitcoins, again a huge huge company who have established themselves massively on the Bitcoin market but the way ti works is very very different. Unlike Coinbase and CEX you do not buy your Bitcoins directly from Localbitcoins. Instead they act as a middle man and you purchase from other people selling Bitcoin. They make it safe by holding the Bitcoin in escrow until the payments and Bitcoin have all been confirmed from both sides. This results in much cheaper rates getting you more Bitcoin for your money, again Localbitcoins is a site I have personally used alot. You can also buy in cash if you really need to, although be aware this will involve meeting a person locally and purchasing which I would be very careful of doing

You can check out LocalBitcoins here

Coinmama: Buy Bitcoins with Credit Card


Coinmama is somewhere that revolves their whole business around purchasing BTC with debit and cards, the are well respected and have been around for awhile now. It really is one of the easiest right up there with Coinbase, the fee's may be slightly higher but that's because like Coinbase the Bitcoin your receive is instant. They now also offer ETH!

Checkout CoinMama Here


Cex.io is another huge exchange that has been around a long time, initially creating their name by host Ghash mining pool they moved away from that and focused on buying and selling Bitcoins and Ethereum. I personally have not used CEX as much as coinbase but like coinbase they are instant and you can buy with credit or debit card. I would not use any other companies other than these two when buying instant Bitcoin with your debit or credit card

You can check out CEX.io here




Exchanges

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Coinbase Commerce Pay, To Rival Paypal?


Well this is interesting, Coinbase, THE biggest Bitcoin crypto broker and exchange within the crypto world has launched Coinbase Commerce to merchants. It gives you the option to pay in the four cryptos that Coinbase currently support, these being Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bcash.

Currently Bitpay is the biggest company in the world of payment systems but if I was them I would be very very worried about Coinbase stepping into my territory. My only thoughts are how quick is the payment time, especially for Bitcoin if we get a huge backlog of transactions. Then again thinking as I right that we know that Coinbase is adopting Segwit which should massively help with transaction times within the next few weeks.

Do you have any experience using Coinbase Commerce? Can you provide feedback?

Coinbase Commerce Website Here

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Octominer Releases GPU Mining Motherboards


Today I managed to stumble across a Chinese company that is specialising in GPU mining and at first glance it is looking very promising. Octominer is taking pre orders for their 8 Full Size GPU slot motherboard which comes with a CPU and onboard graphics already built in. If you are serious into GPU mining this really could be the motherboard to tidy up all your rigs.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Motherboard : support 8*Pcie 16x
Embedded 6th gen Intel® Celeron® Processor 3855U
CPU cooler on integrated on the board
Support 8pcs AMD470/480/570/580 or Nvidia P106/P104/1060/1070/1070TI/1080/1080TI 
Support So-dimm DDR4L upto 8GB RAM
Ports: 2x USB, 1x VGA, 1x RJ45 Network
Support server style power supply

It is currently priced at $199 which is quite reasonable for what it is, and can been seen on their website here https://octominer.com/shop/octominer_b8plus/