Nikolay Nikov

Early bitcoin adopter and cryptocurrency advocate. Former altcoin miner. Working full-time in the cryptocurrency sphere since 2016.

Prysmatic Labs Team Lead Raul Jordan Announces Major Ethereum 2.0 Milestone

  • Ethereum Foundation funded software development team Prysmatic Labs has been tirelessly working on the new, scaleable Ethereum 2.0 - and they have the code to show for it.
  • Team Lead Raul Jordan enthusiastically shared a screenshot on Twitter, revealing 100% test coverage of ETH 2.0 block operation unit and integration tests.

Roger Ver offers OpenNode $1.25 Million to Build on Bitcoin Cash, Gets Denied

  • Following the news that venture capitalist Tim Draper has invested $1.25 in the promising startup, the early Bitcoin adopter and Bitcoin Cash advocate came up with a matching proposal himself.
  • The unfortunate outcome did not deter Roger Ver from pursuing his goal of global merchant adoption for Bitcoin Cash.

Samsung Files Cryptocurrency Related Trademark

  • Shortly after dismissing the Galaxy S10 cold storage wallet reports as "rumours and speculation", the South Korean giant has apparently filed a cryptocurrency wallet trademark application in the United Kingdom.
  • The trademark follows three other crypto-related filings in the European Union for "Blockchain key box", "Blockchain core" and "Blockchain KeyStore".

The Failed Bitcoin Price Predictions of 2018

  • Price bubbles have the tendency to make people overly enthusiastic about the profit potential of holding an asset
  • 2018 was an exciting year with many new developments in the cryptocurrency space, however bitcoin bull runs were nowhere to be seen.

Former Bitcoin Bears Announce Expectations of Market Reversal

  • Outside the scope of the cryptocurrency world, bitcoin is a very polarising topic.
  • Hence it comes as no surprise that permabulls and permabears make up the majority of people with strong opinions about the digital asset.

Coinbase Donates Cryptocurrency to Hundreds of Families in Venezuela

  • Despite everyone's constant focus on cryptocurrency usage in the West, the technology has historically brought significantly more positive change to the less fortunate than it has to first world speculators.
  • The past few years have seen a surge in Dash usage throughout Venezuela, as well as multiple charitable efforts by both the Dash and the Bitcoin Cash communities in the form of social media tips, direct contributions, airdrop-style charity and many others.

Blockchain Transparency Institute Report: Over 80% of Top BTC-Pair Trading Volume Is Fake

  • Every crypto enthusiast knows about Binance and Coinbase, yet for some reason, a glimpse into the CoinMarketCap top volume exchanges shows a surprising picture.
  • While this looks suspicious even to the naked eye, now our suspicions can be reaffirmed by a carefully conducted study by Blockchain Transparency Institute.

Cryptocurrency Communities – Which Have Remained the Most Active (Part 4 of 4)

  • A glimpse through reddit activity, online forum presence and blockchain-based social media left little doubt that Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are leading the way, with Ethereum holding strong at position #3.
  • ERC20 tokens have little presence compared to full-fledged blockchains - BAT being an exception.

Cryptocurrency Communities – Which Have Remained the Most Active (Part 3 of 4)

  • The ability of blockchains to scale has been improved during the last few years, thanks to a number of technological advancements.
  • Crypto-communities on blockchain based social media apps are a rare sight. However, having people become the first users of a new social media application is a clear indication of community enthusiasm.

Cryptocurrency Communities – Which Have Remained the Most Active (Part 2 of 4)

  • Unlike reddit communities, online forums are harder to rank with mathematical precision.
  • The most noteworthy addition to the list is most certainly Dash. Their community has remained active throughout more than one bear market - a rare sight in crypto.