If you are currently running Bitcoin Core, then you should upgrade to 0.16.3 as soon as possible. You can download it from bitcoin.org or bitcoincore.org or via BitTorrent, and as always, make sure that you verify the download. If you only occasionally run Bitcoin Core, then it is less urgent, though it would be best […]
Mt Gox hasn't been active (except in court hearings) for 4 years when all the shit went down. Is the FUD about crashing the market just because those 170,000 BTC go back into "circulation"? How many of them go back to institutional investors and how many to individuals? Weren't they already in "circulation" since they […]
Kind of an important bug patch from what I hear. So to keep network sound head over to https://bitcoin.org and wack up the new version when it's ready. Actually the ppa I use is still building I think so hopefully it will be ready soon. :) Mods may want to pin this or put up […]
The Times reports that the European Commission is seeking “credible political promises” from Prime Minister Theresa May that the terms of the final UK-EU agreement would not be unpicked in the future. This comes after Environment Secretary Michael Gove suggested that “a future Prime Minister could always choose to alter the relationship between Britain and […]
The EU is preparing to modify its position on the 'backstop' solution to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit, proposing a "trusted-trader" scheme under which goods would be checked at ports in the UK and could be tracked using technology such as barcodes, the Times reports. In the EU's original 'backstop' […]
Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe discusses the European Parliament's vote to launch Article 7 measures against Hungary for breaching EU rules on Al Jazeera English. The post How should the EU respond to member states breaching the rule of law? appeared first on Open Europe.
The Governor of the Bank of England (BoE) Mark Carney yesterday told the Cabinet that the impacts of a 'no deal' Brexit scenario on the UK economy could include a fall in house prices of 35 percent over three years and a fall in the British pound, as well as a rise in interest rates, […]
Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze overviews the European responses to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's last State of the European Union speech.The post Europe reacts to Juncker’s “The Hour of European Sovereignty” speech appeared first on Open Europe.
Prime Minister Theresa May announced that in the event of no deal on a withdrawal agreement and political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU, the Government may reconsider their position on the £39bn financial settlement. During yesterday’s PMQs, May told the House of Commons, “We [the UK] are a country that […]
The Times reports that Downing Street has rejected proposals for EU officials to carry out customs checks at British ports on goods exported to Ireland. Elsewhere, Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly views next week’s Salzburg meeting of EU27 leaders as a “staging post in exit negotiations,” as it is the first time EU leaders will […]
The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier yesterday said that it was possible for the UK and the EU to reach a Brexit deal within six to eight weeks. Barnier said, “I think that if we are realistic we are able to reach an agreement on the first stage of the negotiation, which is the […]
The EU could issue its chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier new instructions in order to reach agreement on a future partnership with the UK, reports the Financial Times. According to the paper, EU27 leaders will discuss giving additional guidance to Barnier at an informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20, with an EU official quoted […]
Open Europe’s Henry Newman appeared on the BBC 2’s Politics Live programme on September 6, asking Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell about the Labour Party's stance on a second Brexit referendum.The post Leaving the EU won’t give the UK the “exact same benefits” appeared first on Open Europe.