Sunday, 9 October 2016

BitNews091016 Secures 1% of Global Hashrate, Paying Miners 6% More Than Other Major Pools

On October 6, mining pool officially mined its 10th block after securing nearly 1% of global hashrate. Its founder Roger Ver noted that has been paying its miners around 6% more than other major pools.

The emergence of the mining pool and its 1% global hashrate holds more significance than others may imagine, considering their stance on the Bitcoin block size debate. Read More...

Unichange Launches New Ordering Process for Bitcoin Debit Card

According to the company, this new process allows customers to order bitcoin debit card with “two clicks.” In a press release, Unichange listed the following two steps as the only things necessary to order a card from now on:

Step 1: Choose the type of card, delivery type, and payment method.

Step 2: Check payment info and then click “Submit”

Additionally, the company told press that “With this new card ordering procedure in place, the first Bitcoin card order requires no more than a cell phone confirmation.”


The Government of Poland Discussed Bitcoin this Week, Encouragingly

Earlier this week, the Polish government opened up the floor to bitcoin and blockchain issues, with an open meeting organized by a member of parliament that saw participation from the Polish Bitcoin Society.

In a first of its kind meeting this Monday, October 3rd, an open televised session organized by economist and member of parliament Mirosław Suchoń saw a discussion and lectures that saw bitcoin and blockchain under the spotlight. Read More...