LocalBitcoins Denies Service to Iranian Users

The popular peer-to-peer bitcoin trading network LocalBitcoins has shut down all trading operations for Iranian users. LocalBitcoins’ website offers a variety of pages for users of different nations and, as of May 24, 2019, the Iranian page displays a message that “LocalBitcoins is currently not available in your selected region,” in English only. In an …

Bitcoin Price Surpasses $8,600 in Big Overnight Rally, Investor Eyes $28K

By CCN: Overnight, in merely minutes, the bitcoin price climbed from $8,000 to $8,600, unexpectedly recording a 7.4% increase on the day. The bitcoin price has surged by $600 in minutes, spiking from $8,000 to $8,600 in a short time frame. | Source: CoinMarketCap  Prior to the run of bitcoin, technical analysts generally anticipated the …

Before Craig Wright, the Escobar Family Owned Bitcoin’s Trademark

By CCN: 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. Bitcoin Formerly Registered to Escobar-Owned Business The U.S trademark …

Infographic: An Overview of Compromised Bitcoin Exchange Events

The purpose of this infographic is to visualize the size of large cryptocurrency hacks that have occurred in the past as if they all happened today. The hacks included in this infographic extend beyond exchanges, as there were other large entities that experienced cryptocurrency hacks, such as marketplaces like Silk Road 2.0. All hacks in …

How To Send Bitcoin Lightning Payments With No Invoice

Ever wish that you could make a Bitcoin Lightning Network payment, without the rigmarole of receiving an invoice first? Well, you can… Lightning Network is one of the most exciting current developments in the Bitcoin space and gaining features all the time. But payments require the payee to first issue an invoice, which isn’t always …

Telecom Giant AT&T Gains First-Mover Status by Accepting Bitcoin

By CCN: AT&T announced today that it is accepting crypto payments through Bitpay, which supports a number of major cryptocurrencies. A short press release notes that the integration is complete and users can make payments with Bitpay via the AT&T website or through the mobile app. AT&T is the First Mobile Carrier to Accept Payment …