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Fact Check: Bitcoin Skeptics Claim ‘Nobody Has Come Up with a Use for Blockchain’

It’s been a tough time for new owners of Bitcoin. After the decentralized digital currency rocketed to prices of $20,000 for one whole BTC, those values dropped roughly 50 percent and have bounced back and forth between $10k and $12k for the past week. And, while the asset’s 9-year history suggests the bear market won’t last forever, Bitcoin critics are out in force warning the recent adopters that the fundamentals of their investment are not sound.

A laptop featuring the logos of Bitcoin (BTC), the Basic Attention Token (BAT), and Factom's Factoid (FCT).

The Bitcoin Community Is Furious with Coinbase’s Surprise Launch of ‘BCash’

Bitcoin owners and enthusiasts spent Tuesday night and Wednesday morning raging against Coinbase — one of the most popular apps for exchanging U.S dollars to blockchain-based digital currencies — after the trading platform unexpectedly began exchanging BTC’s controversial rival “Bitcoin Cash,” then quickly crashed as its new product became illiquid.

Bitcoin held in front of a computer screen showing a price chart on Coinbase.

Brave Browser Lets Users Fight YouTube Censorship with Bitcoin Tech

Brave, the Internet browser from Brendan Eich — the creator of JavaScript and former Mozilla CEO chased out of the company because of political wrongthink — has announced a new feature that users might use to combat YouTube’s growing censorship of independent channels in favor of corporate brands.

Brave Browser, the BAT (Basic Attention Token) currency, and a smartphone display the YouTube app.