March 25, 2019

Going Deep on Blockchain Scalability & Privacy: Monero

It is well known in the crypto market that scalability remains an unresolved roadblock to mass market adoption. Bitcoin and Ethereum, the two largest cryptoassets by market capitalization, max at around 7 transactions per second (tps) and 15 tps, respectively. To put this into context, individuals often cite the Visa network’s ability to process over […] The post Going Deep on Blockchain Scalability & Privacy: Monero appeared first on Blockchain Beach | News and Events.
March 25, 2019

Sand, Death and Cryptocurrency: Life in a Decentralized Syria

I’m writing from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Known to sympathizers simply as Rojava – meaning West – the predominantly Kurdish region revolted against the Syrian regime in 2012 and achieved its de-facto autonomy as a result. Since then, it has pioneered a new political model named democratic confederalism, which due to its stateless, […]
March 25, 2019

Financial Action Task Force Calls For Stricter Regulation of Virtual Asset Service Providers

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) — an intergovernmental organization founded to develop policies against money laundering and terrorism financing — is even more squarely setting its sights on regulating, supervising, and monitoring providers of services for digital assets.  Specifically, FATF has admittedly been working on an Interpretive Note to Recommendation 15, which defines how the FATF standards apply to activities or operations involving virtual assets. As has been the case for quite some time, the discussion is firmly centered on the idea that cryptocurrencies are used for money laundering and terrorist financing — despite the fact that many, like Bitcoin (BTC), feature a distributed public ledger that allows skilled investigators to trace immutable transactions that cannot be changed, altered, or deleted. The Interpretive Note states that countries should define virtual assets as “property,” “proceeds,” “funds”, “funds or other assets,” […]
March 25, 2019

Rationales Behind Multi-Token Business Ecosystem (MTBE) for Blockchain Startups

Image Credit: Pixabay The dopamine rush which likely hits the brains of intending founders of startups within the blockchain space at the thought of owning their own company solely powered by its utility token is ludicrous. We hear founders claim their tokens are utility tokens thereby saving them any future regulatory cross hairs with authorities such as the SEC and other regulatory agencies. Most times even with all the noise on the utility nature of these tokens, just a smidgen few of them consider the need to undertake the “Howey Test” which professionally investigates if a token is classified either as security or utility. This has led to many of them breaching the line of regulatory authorities put forward between utility tokens and securities offering. This discourse, however, is not to hold any brief for SEC especially which I personally consider […]
March 25, 2019

Australian Bank ANZ Still Doesn’t Understand Blockchain Technology

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) has thrown some serious shade at distributed ledger technology — commonly referred to as ‘the blockchain.’  According to the third-largest bank by market capitalization in Australia, legacy financial institutions aren’t exactly under immediate threat from the trustless transactions introduced by Bitcoin (BTC) and its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Maria Bellmas, ANZ Institutional’s associate director of trade and supply chain products, stated: Blockchain has been the darling of the tech world for some time and increasingly so over the medium term, perhaps in part pushed by scorned crypto fanatics grasping for some justification of their obsession in the wake of the bitcoin collapse. Sold as a solution to all of life’s problems, blockchain offers a ton of legitimate solutions for businesses – but raises just as many questions. One of those questions, according […]
March 24, 2019

Bitcoin Account Accuses Twitter of Shadow Banning to Restrict Its Reach

On March 23, the Twitter handle @Bitcoin became mired in controversy after BTC supporters complained about the account and attempted to get the profile shut down. The operator of the Bitcoin Twitter profile has also accused the social media platform of manipulating matters by placing restrictions on the account and limiting its overall traffic. Also read: Bitcoin and the Agora: Every Transaction Outside the Nexus of State Control Is a Victory The Relentless Attempt to Silence a Twitter Handle The owner of the Twitter handle @Bitcoin believes the account is being restricted for being critical toward the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network and the Lightning Network (LN). Over the last few weeks, several BTC supporters have advocated having the account suspended or reassigned to a group of core developers. The dispute arose because the @Bitcoin account shows support for the Bitcoin […]
March 24, 2019

Dogecoin Price Gives up Little Ground as Bitcoin Remains Bearish

In theory, this would be an excellent time for altcoins to mount a very strong comeback while Bitcoin remains bearish. However, ensuring such gains materialize is often a very different matter. The Dogecoin price puts up a valiant effort in this regard, although it too notes minor losses. For now, the $0.002 level hasn’t come under too much pressure as of yet. Dogecoin Price Momentum Offers More of the Same It is never a bad thing to see some of the top cryptocurrencies either maintain their value, or note the tiniest of losses when Bitcoin turns bearish again. Dogecoin often checks the right boxes in this regard, although it can also make for a boring market, according to some traders. Even today, the resilient altcoin notes small losses and successfully maintains its price above $0.002 without too many problems. Over […]
March 24, 2019

Santander Bank Gets Confused With XRP and Ripple

The recognized financial institution Santander announced on Twitter on March 23 that they are using XRP for international payments. Nonetheless, the bank confused Ripple with XRP. In another […] The post Santander Bank Gets Confused With XRP and Ripple appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
March 24, 2019

Cardano Price Prediction After Last Week Boost — On The Way To 50 Cents?

Cardano (ADA) first entered into the crypto world in September 2017. Since then, ADA has seen huge price movements—up to its all-time high and back down to 90% […] The post Cardano Price Prediction After Last Week Boost — On The Way To 50 Cents? appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
March 24, 2019

BIS Chief Doesn’t Want Central Banks To Issue Cryptocurrency

BIS (Bank of International Settlements) General Manager, Agustin Carstens, has been at it again. This time arguing against Central Bank Digital Currencies at the Central Bank of Ireland’s Annual Whitaker Lecture. BIS: Vested Interest In Legacy Systems Agustin Carstens really doesn’t want anything to upset the status quo. You know, the one in which he’s the head of Bank for International Settlements – the central bank of central banks. It’s also an organization that makes a fortune if there isn’t an easy and cheap way to make international payments. You know, like, for example, cryptocurrency. The annual lecture celebrates Ken Whitaker, champion of economic reform, and governor of the Irish central bank from 1969-76. With either a complete lack of self-awareness, or a masterful grasp of post-modern irony, Carstens started with a reference. Whitaker, along with other European central bankers, […]
March 24, 2019

ABBC Coin Price Pumps Again Following FCoin Listing

It would appear the bearish momentum affecting top crypto markets is not relenting this Sunday. With most tokens, assets, and currencies in the red, there is very little to get even remotely excited about at this time. Further down the line, some of the alternative markets try to move up again. The ABBC Coin price is, after facing a big onslaught, reclaiming some of its lost value without too many problems. ABBC Coin Price Momentum Still Makes no Sense When one looks up the definition of a potential pump-and-dump scheme, the ABBC Coin chart could serve as rather interesting educational material. The price momentum of this altcoin is very erratic, but not necessarily in a  good way. After facing major losses earlier the week, the project has regained over 20% of its value today. That is a very unusual turn […]
March 24, 2019

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bears Look to Trap Bulls Into Weekly Close

As the Bitcoin price weekly candle draws towards a close for the week we take a look at what the performance over the week looks like going into the final week of March. Bitcoin price: 4-HOUR CHART Looking at the4-hour chart, we can see that the bitcoin price has spent the last few days oscillating around the weekly opening price of $3965, with the bears continually attacking this level. The MACD has broken through it zero line having turned bearish on the dump from the weekly highs at over $4056 all the way down to $3920, which along with a generally downward trending MACD implies that the bears are in control going into Sunday evening, however the bulls have proven to defend the weekly candle in the last two weeks of asking. Should the bears want to define the weekly […]
March 24, 2019

Changes to Tether’s Terms of Reserves Raises Fresh Concerns

Cryptocurrency community members are speculating that Tether is not being openly transparent about its reserves after changes to its website.
March 24, 2019

Tor Digital Privacy Project Accepts Donations in Cryptocurrency

The digital privacy project Tor is now accepting various cryptocurrencies on its donations portal
March 24, 2019

Bitcoin Holds Just Over $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Slight Losses

Bitcoin holds just over $4,000 as most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies report slight losses on the day
March 24, 2019

Binance Changes Launchpad Token Sale Format to Lottery

The Binance Launchpad format has been radically changed by the cryptocurrency exchange
March 24, 2019

3 Promising cryptocurrencies under $5 to invest in for 2019–2020

From cross-blockchain transfers to a banking competitor cryptocurrency that targets over 2 billion users When investing in cryptocurrency, one overlooked but important factor to look out for is utility. Forget the flashy ICO adverts and look instead at how a cryptocurrency will be used. A high utility provides the following benefits to a cryptocurrency: Improves liquidity A cryptocurrency that is constantly being used, transferred and traded allows for investors to easily buy and sell said cryptocurrency. A cryptocurrency with a high marketcap may make you wealthy (on paper) but if it is not being traded enough, who will buy it off you? Drives demand A cryptocurrency with a legitimate use is a cryptocurrency that is needed and sought out by users who can benefit from it’s utility. It is also sought out by investors looking to profit from the cryptocurrency’s demand. Creates scarcity […]
March 24, 2019

Hodler’s Digest, March 18–24: Hodler’s Digest, Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

North Korean dissidents are selling “visas” based on ETH, Square wants to develop open source crypto contributions, and more in this week’s Hodler’s Digest
March 24, 2019

IOTA Price Turns Sour Despite Promising Ecosystem Developments

As the bearish and uncertain market momentum continues to affect nearly all cryptocurrencies, tokens, and assets on the market, the next few hours and days will be very interesting to keep an eye on. While Bitcoin is still in uncertain waters, it would appear the IOTA price is struggling significantly. At this time, it is a bit unlikely what is driving this downtrend, although there may be further losses up ahead. IOTA Price Momentum Looks Worrisome While Bitcoin is not necessarily impressing cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors by any means, there is nothing to be overly concerned about either at this time. Unfortunately for the alternative markets, weak Bitcoin momentum will usually result in some very awkward momentum for these altcoins as well. As far as IOTA is concerned, things are not looking too great right now, primarily because the downtrend […]
March 24, 2019

Binance Coin Soars as Next Launchpad Sale Will Be Lottery Format

Participation in the next Binance Launchpad project will be conducted through a lottery format. The move comes following countless community complaints associated with technical issues during the past three token sales. Lottery tickets will be allocated based on the amount of BNB a user holds.  Binance Launchpad Becomes a Lottery Bitcoinist reported earlier this week that Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, hinted for a new model for conducting Binance Launchpad sales which would incentivize Binance Coin users to become ‘hodlers’. A few short days later, his words appear to have become a reality. Binance Launchpad has announced that the next project will be launched using a lottery-based format, where users will be able to purchase participation tickets. The catch? The number of tickets one would be entitled to will be entirely based on the amount of Binance Coin (BNB) one holds during […]
March 24, 2019

Cardano Price Keeps Moving up Across the Board

When the Bitcoin momentum sours a bit, one has to wonder if the alternative markets will see bearish or bullish pressure. During the weekend, the momentum can easily swing either way for altcoins, tokens, or assets. As far as the Cardano price is concerned, there is still a lot of initial promise. Its most recent gains are also interesting to take note of at this time. Cardano Price Momentum Continues Traders who have kept a close eye on the altcoin markets in recent weeks may have noted some interesting trends are taking shape. While Cardano is not known for its major pump cycles or steep gains out of the blue, the market seems to be moving up slowly and surely. Even today, this is one of the few top 10 markets in the green, which further confirms the demand for […]
March 24, 2019

Bitcoinmap.cash Helps You Find Places to Spend BCH

An application called Bitcoinmap.cash lists locations where decentralized digital currencies such as bitcoin cash can be spent directly. It provides information about hundreds of restaurants, bars, hotels, and stores around the world that accept electronic cash without intermediaries. Also read: New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading Promoting Direct Payments With Bitcoin Cash The Bitcoinmap.cash platform, a community project open to new participants and developers, has a web-based version and a mobile app for Android devices. All the venues displayed on its map accept bitcoin cash (BCH) or dash, while some of the shops also take bitcoin core (BTC). Many of these places – such as the Cara B Cafe-Bar in downtown Barcelona or the La Sirene Soho Restaurant in New York – offer discounts of up to 20 percent on the first BCH payment you make. The people behind […]
March 24, 2019

US Institutional Crypto Exchange Seed CX Expands to Asia With New Partnership

Singapore-based fintech company Hydra X has partnered with United States-based institutional crypto exchange Seed CX to bring its offerings to Asia
March 24, 2019

Binance Coin Skyrockets After Binance Announced New Launchpad Feature

Binance Coin (BNB) continues to surprise cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts in the space. The digital currency is currently growing over 14% reaching $17.36 per coin. The price action […] The post Binance Coin Skyrockets After Binance Announced New Launchpad Feature appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
March 24, 2019

BMW, Intel Partner With Government-Backed Blockchain Accelerator

BMW Group Asia, Intel and Nielsen are now corporate partners of the Singapore government-supported blockchain accelerator Tribe.
March 24, 2019

Binance Coin Price Pumps Again Following Controversial Launchpad Changes

While very few things are ever guaranteed in the world of cryptocurrency, one can usually assume the Binance Coin price will move up a decisive manner sooner or later. Today is another example of how this market works. The recently announced changes to accessing the Binance Launchpad will undoubtedly have something to do with this surge. Binance Coin Price Notes Another Surge Until about an hour ago, Binance Coin was just like any other cryptocurrency market in terms of overall momentum. Nothing exciting was happening, yet it seems that has all come to change in a rather unexpected manner. More specifically, the price has spiked once again, primarily because of some changes coming to the Launchpad service. As such, it appears this market is subjected to a major frenzy by people who want to buy BNB. Following a very bullish […]
March 24, 2019

Streaming Service Twitch Removes Crypto Payment Options, Reddit User Reports

Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash have been removed as payment options from Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch
March 24, 2019

NEM Price Rises as Developers Seek Public Feedback Regarding Catapult

As today’s rather uneasy cryptocurrency market momentum continues, it remains to be seen what the future will hold for most markets. The NEM price, while often overlooked by a lot of people, is seemingly noting some strong gains as of late. Although the momentum is not exceptional or spectacular by any means, a lot of holders and traders will be pleased with the current progress. If it can be sustained, today may be a positive time for this particular altcoin. NEM Price Momentum Seems Promising It is evident all of the markets in the top 25 often rely on Bitcoin’s momentum first and foremost. As the world’s leading cryptocurrency faces yet another minor wave of bearish pressure, there is nothing to get overly excited about. However, not all markets within the top 25 are following Bitcoin’s trend, which is pretty […]
March 24, 2019

What is IEO Initial Exchange Offering? Is this the new phenomenon in Crypto Capital?

Initial Exchange Offering 2017 & 2018 being the year of ICO, has come up with huge benefits in the crypto industry. But the truth is people have started pacing towards a new strategy named as Initial Exchange Offering. Crypto Enthusiasts across the globe suggest this neoteric alternative for ICO since it is feature-packed with boosted-benefits. The ICO model allows the project to bootstrap themselves without the need of going through traditional venture capital without funding. While on the other hand, IEO enable crypto projects to fundraise directly on digital exchanges! One of the most hyped news of recent times is one of the AI projects has raised around $5.5 million in just 22 seconds on Binance with IEO! The next five minutes will make you clear of all your queries regarding this platform! What is IEO Initial Exchange Offering? An Initial Exchange […]
March 24, 2019

Crypto Futures and Institutional Interest: Looking in the Wrong Place

Cboe’s suspension of bitcoin futures highlights a mistake we’re all making when it comes to institutional involvement, argues Noelle Acheson.
March 24, 2019

How Lightning Makes Bitcoin Great Again (for Payments)

Lightning Labs’ Alex Bosworth talks about how the lightning network provides bitcoin’s best hope for becoming the payments network of the future.
March 24, 2019

Win $5K of BCH Playing Cashgames From Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com’s gaming portal is filled with a plethora of casino-style games that allow you to wager and win with bitcoin cash (BCH). Last week, one punter did just that, scooping $5,000 of BCH from a progressive slot. All of the games that feature on Bitcoin.com’s Cashgames portal are provably fair, with a typical return of 99% or greater. All it takes is a little BCH to participate. Also read: The Fed’s Low Interest Rates and QE Have Created a Dependent Generation Anonymous Player Wins 33 BCH Playing Cashgames Bitcoin and betting have long been synonymous, with the earliest use cases for the digital currency comprising simple high-low gambling games such as Satoshi Dice. There’s even evidence that Satoshi intended to incorporate a virtual poker game into Bitcoin’s first code. At Bitcoin.com, we’ve maintained this tradition by enabling people to participate […]
March 24, 2019

Basic Attention Token Price Moves up Again as Value Surpasses $0.21

In the cryptocurrency world, weekends are usually a time when odd market momentum begins to materialize. Today seems to offer something most people had expected, although some markets have effectively begun moving up as well. With the Basic Attention Token price noting some solid gains in quick succession, it would appear as if traders might make some good money in the process. Basic Attention Token Price Surges Again Not a week goes by without any recently listed currency on Coinbase noting value when the markets turn bearish. A few months ago, those currencies were somewhat random. This day and age, it appears Basic Attention Token is the go-to staple in terms of noting small gains when Bitcoin is facing some problems. As that particular bearish Bitcoin trend continues, it seems as if other markets need to start moving up on […]
March 24, 2019

The Web Needs a Digital Currency: The Time for Seamless Micropayments Is Upon Us

The founders of the web expected that the web will, one day, have a native currency. Some sort of digital cash or micropayment system that will be as integral to the proper operation of the space as links and passwords. Thirty years have passed, and there is no sign of the 402 error! Let’s go back to the early 90s when the founders of the World Wide Web and its inventor Tim Berners-Lee were working on a list of errors people might encounter as they were interacting with the web. Some of the errors they created are too familiar — the 404 Not Found error has turned into such a cultural sensation that websites compete to have the funniest page. Other’s are less common, but you might have witnessed them at some point, such as the 401 Unauthorized error. But, I bet almost none […]
March 24, 2019

The Meaning of ‘Trust’ in the Fintech World

Believe it or not, a major issue that has bedeviled the financial sector, especially after the widespread adoption of digital payment methods, is an overreliance on trusted third parties — or simply ‘trust’ — to complete transactions. It could be argued that trust is now a highly valued commodity and indeed, many players in the financial sector have it as their primary product on the market. That is not such a good thing, however, for a number of reasons. How exactly is trust a pain point in the delivery of financial services? The ‘trust’ pain point can be experienced in four ways: 1. The vulnerability of user data in centralized data centers. Data is critical in the provision of all kinds of financial services, especially so in the case of centralized payment systems. It is through data that service providers can authenticate customers, measure risk, ascertain credit score […]
March 24, 2019

Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto Case on March 29

The four-week window that the Indian supreme court has given the government to come up with crypto regulation is coming to an end. According to the court’s Advance List, the crypto case is listed for March 29. Meanwhile, the community is ramping up efforts to bring about positive crypto regulation and the end of the banking ban imposed by the central bank. Also read: Indian Exchange Launches Lending Program for 5 Cryptocurrencies Advance List Shows Hearing Date: March 29 The deadline given to the Indian government by the country’s supreme court to come up with a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency is drawing near. On Feb. 25, the court gave the government four weeks to produce crypto regulation. That period is up next week. Nishith Desai Associates lawyer Jaideep Reddy represents the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in its […]
March 24, 2019

How Blockchain Can Democratize AI Development

Data Access for AI: An Under-Explored Use for Blockchain There is a vast amount of computing power around the world that is not used efficiently. There are an estimated 4 billion personal computers in the world and 90% of them have free capacities at any given moment. This is to say nothing of the idle capacities of other personal devices, like smartphones and tablets. In effect, this excess computing power is wasted. Lots of startups are trying to use blockchain technology to take advantage of this inefficiency to meet different economic needs. The blockchain is exciting in this context because it provides an infrastructure for distributed computing power, while at the same time providing an incentive for individuals to link their idle devices to the network. Many of the startups I’ve come across are focused on providing web hosting and/or data storage […]
March 24, 2019

Bitwise Warns SEC That Much Of Reported Trading Volume On Unregulated Exchanges Is Fabricated

The warning comes amidst Bitwise’s efforts to get its bitcoin ETF approved.
March 23, 2019

Binance, HitBTC, etc., Market Maker Pitch: How To Get Rich Online

Cheap VPS http://techvoices.club press ‘all’ after about 15s Case in Point Imagine this hourly graph without the steep drops from paying fees on the green (buy) lines: As a follow-up to this: https://hackernoon.com/making-markets-moving-crypto-free-and-open-source-binance-9bcea607e57b https://github.com/DunnCreativeSS/privateMarketMakerRepo ** ask for access ** TL;DR join us here https://t.me/themarketmakerbot Elevator Pitch Market making on Deribit and BitMex failed because it counted on the market to remain more or less stagnant on the 0.25$ step. We’re now looking at automating two market making strategies for smaller volume, higher spread pairs. Market Maker Trader We buy just above the highest bid and sell just below the lowest ask. We repeat this process, using a fraction of account balance in base pairs, until we see the net profits as price fluctuations cancel each other out in the approaching infinity sense — while we soak up profits from the spread itself in the ‘relative orders’ strategy. Conversationally, and […]
March 23, 2019

Litecoin Price Holds its own Above $60

The top cryptocurrency markets are not necessarily performing as expected. That is completely normal behavior when Bitcoin turns ever so slightly bearish once again. It puts a lot of strain on other top markets, although the Litecoin price is still doing its own thing. Sustaining this current upward momentum will be a bit troublesome, but so far, there is no reason to panic. Litecoin Price Stays Above $60 for now It is evident Bitcoin leads the dance when it comes to determining the perceived value of alternative cryptos, tokens, and assets alike. This year, however, Litecoin has shown to not be too bothered by Bitcoin’s momentum when things get sour. It still benefits from a bullish BTC run like every other market, but the altcoin can stand on its own two legs without major issues. Today is another interesting example […]
March 23, 2019

Vietnam Reportedly Launching First Fully-Authorized Cryptocurrency Exchange

Vietnam’s largest distribution company, Linh Thanh Group, is apparently partnering with Switzerland-based blockchain company KRONN Ventures to establish the first fully-authorized cryptocurrency exchange in the Southeast Asian country.  The information comes from a press release, which states that the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding and have received a license to establish a cryptocurrency exchange in Vietnam. This news comes after the Zug-based KRONN Ventures AG brought together financial committees from Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to form a consortium in late last year. The consortium was formed to construct an international wiring system powered by blockchain technology. The aforementioned press release claims that the Linh Thanh Group and KRONN Ventures are building “a world-class cryptocurrency exchange” — which may have merit, given Zug’s standing as a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain hotspot in the world. KRONN […]
March 23, 2019

7 Reasons Why Crypto Project Founders Should Jump Aboard the IEO Ship Before it’s Too Late!

Photo Credit: coin girls A taste that keeps you craving for more with such beautiful craze. The nose catches the sweet and enticing scent from afar, as it touches the mouth, the lips register the taste even before the tongue enjoys it. Such was my experience with my favourite and symbolic ofe-nsala soup, a special delicacy enjoyed in Eastern Nigeria always in popular demand and the first delicacy to finish in any buffet event where its part of a meal course. “Don’t waste any more time and funds configuring your website to have the ICO section, it shows you’re not prudent and have a bad sense of judgment as a Founder/CEO. You should quickly capitalize on the growing IEO interest in the industry before it’s too late” Quoting myself above, I told one of the project founders who recently consulted with me sharing […]
March 23, 2019

4 Top Blockchain Trends from Early 2019

Here are some important trends from January and February that we continue to track. 1. The Smart Money is Pouring In While crypto prices remain subdued at the start of 2019, there is no doubt that the asset class as a whole continues to gain traction with leading financial and technological institutions. Only last week, […] The post 4 Top Blockchain Trends from Early 2019 appeared first on Blockchain Beach | News and Events.
March 23, 2019

Amuse to Giveaway Tickets for The Fact Music Award (TMA) Featuring the Biggest Names in Korean Music

Amuse is offering fans the opportunity of a lifetime to watch a  The Fact Music Awards that features, among other acts, K-pop phenomenon BTS. The award ceremony will be held on April 24, 2019, at the Incheon Namdong Sports Complex. The two and a half hours extravaganza will have an impressive and star-studded line up of top bands from the country, like Red Velvet, GFRIEND, MAMAMOO, MOMOLAND, Chung-ha, MONSTA X, I-DLE, THE BOYZ, Stray Kids, TWICE, iKON and others. The highlight of the evening will be the boy band, BTS, one of the biggest musical stories from Asia. BTS are no strangers to music lovers in Asia and around the world as they have given multiple hits and have performed before sell-out crowds in Asia, North America, South America, and Europe. Amuse is giving a chance to get free the […]
March 23, 2019

The Fed’s Low Interest Rates and QE Have Created a Dependent Generation

On March 20, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously decided to keep federal interest rates unchanged. Critics believe that the central bank’s policy of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing (QE) has corrupted the U.S. economy for nearly a decade and spawned a generation of socialists. Also read: Bitcoin and the Agora: Every Transaction Outside the Nexus of State Control Is a Victory The U.S. Federal Open Market Committee Too Stubborn to Raise Interest Rates This week, numerous news outlets described how the Federal Reserve’s FOMC opposed changing interest rates again. The group seems leery toward normalizing the Reserve’s monetary policy. The central bank hasn’t budged on increasing interest rates higher than 3 percent since the financial crisis in 2008. This week’s FOMC shows the Fed is not willing to increase rates anytime soon and the current monetary […]
March 23, 2019

UPS Partners with Inxeption to Rollout Blockchain Platform and Improve Merchant Supply Chains

The American package delivery and supply chain company UPS, and the e-commerce company Inxeption, have recently partnered to launch a blockchain-powered platform that would improve the merchant supply […] The post UPS Partners with Inxeption to Rollout Blockchain Platform and Improve Merchant Supply Chains appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
March 23, 2019

Ravencoin Price Notes Another 20% Gain out of the Blue

While the majority of the cryptocurrency markets are seemingly turning bearish again, smaller cap altcoins need to make a name for themselves. The weekend is usually a good time to do so, as the markets all act adversely during those two days. This would also explain why the Ravencoin price is pumping once again, as there do not appear to be any major recent developments to warrant a notable increase. Ravencoin Price Momentum Keeps Speculators Happy When there is not too much to be excited about in the cryptocurrency industry today, there are always some markets which provide entertainment. In today’s edition, that market is – once again – Ravencoin. Although this project makes traders and speculators a lot of good money, there is no real reason as to why its value tends to surge so regularly. From a long-term […]
March 23, 2019

Bitcoin Rabbi: Following Jewish Law Similar to Running a Full Node (Interview)

Bitcoinist spoke with Michael Caras who calls himself the ‘Bitcoin Rabbi.’ Caras explains how Bitcoin fits in with the Jewish religion and how his new children’s book ‘Bitcoin Money’ introduces kids to the concept of hard money. Bitcoin Rabbi: Limited Supply Is the Most Important Thing to Explain to People Bitcoinist: Are you a real Rabbi? Bitcoin Rabbi: I am an Orthodox Rabbi. I studied in Yeshiva Ohr Tmimim in Kfar Chabad, Israel and received my Rabbincal ordination. I am not a pulpit rabbi with a community. I am a teacher; I teach Jewish subjects in a Jewish day school, I’m on the board of a synagogue and I organize many of our community services and events. How and when did you get introduced to Bitcoin? I was always interested in Austrian economics and libertarian philosophy. In mid-2017 my brother […]
March 23, 2019

Accepted: MakerDAO Vote to Raise DAI Stablecoin Stability Fee by 4% to 7.5% per Year

The stability fee of MakerDAO’s DAI has been raised by MKR token holders by 4 percent, making it 7.5 percent per year
March 23, 2019

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: ONT, ADA, ETC, BCH, IOTA

As part of this altcoin rally, Cointelegraph’s market analysis covers the top five performers this week with a market cap of more than $500 million
March 23, 2019

Bank for International Settlements Exec Advises Against Central Bank Digital Currencies

Agustin Carstens, general manager at the Bank for International Settlements, gave a warning against the issuance of central bank digital currencies during a speech
March 23, 2019

Bitcoin Bear Market Could be Over; Can it Reach $100,000 in the Future?

After a very hard 2018 for Bitcoin (BTC), the bear market could have ended and a new bull market could be starting. The chief market analyst at ThinkMarkets, […] The post Bitcoin Bear Market Could be Over; Can it Reach $100,000 in the Future? appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
March 23, 2019

Tron Price Shows Bullish Signs yet Traders Expect a big Retrace

When it comes to the different cryptocurrencies, tokens, and assets on the market today, there will be some interesting trends to take note of. Contrary to most people’s expectations, the Tron price is moving up fairly quickly. After surpassing the 600 Satoshi level once again, it would appear TRX is in a pretty good place. That is, assuming that uptrend can be sustained for more than a few hours. Tron Price Uptrend Seems Uncertain Most traders will be quite pleased to learn the bearish pressure has not remained in place for very long. While yesterday did not look too great, today seems to offer a bit more hope. Bitcoin is already on the retrace again, though, and this may hurt all alternative markets moving forward. For the time being, Tron seems to buck the negative trend. Its gains are still […]
March 23, 2019

UPS Partnership Bringing Blockchain-Powered E-Commerce to B2B Merchants

American multinational package delivery and supply chain management giant United Parcel Service (UPS) is teaming up with e-commerce technology company Inxeption to create Inxeption Zippy, a blockchain-based e-commerce platform that helps B2B merchants set up, sell, and ship products online.  The Inxeption-powered platform affords manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers the ability to create a company-branded website for the conducting of e-commerce transactions while facilitating in the listing, marketing, and actual selling of products to other business customers. According to an official press release, the blockchain component of this platform unsurprisingly is meant to safeguard sensitive information, such as individual pricing and negotiated rates. On the other side of the partnership, UPS provides end-to-end supply chain solutions via its well-known global shipping, tracking, and logistics services. These services include the construction of webpages with product details, order scheduling, shipment monitoring, return handling, […]
March 23, 2019

Bitcoin Stays Over $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Slight Losses

Bitcoin stays over $4,000 as most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses
March 23, 2019

Metamask Browser Extension Default Settings Broadcast ETH Addresses to Visited Websites

Users’ Ethereum wallet addresses are reportedly broadcast to all visited websites by leading ETH browser extension Metamask when privacy mode isn’t enabled
March 23, 2019

Bitcoin and the Agora: Every Transaction Outside the Nexus of State Control Is a Victory

The cryptoconomy means many things to many people. For example, since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009, some individuals have used digital currencies as a form of agorism otherwise known as counter-economics. These people believe that using bitcoin as a tool to avoid state harassment is one of the technology’s key features with the potential to reduce the manipulation and civil abuses perpetrated by government bureaucracy. Also read: This Short Animation Might Make You Think Twice About Taxes Bitcoin and Agorism Since the creation of the Bitcoin network, many libertarians have flocked to this technology. Groups of ideologists who believe in free markets, anarcho-capitalism, and the protection of property rights have all called cryptocurrencies a tool that can be weaponized against central controllers of the world’s money. Agorists, in particular, appreciate cryptocurrencies as a means to avoid state harassment and […]
March 23, 2019

India: Police Arrest Four More Suspects in Alleged $14 Million Crypto Scam

A cryptocurrency scam that amassed nearly $17 million has led to the arrest of four more suspects by law enforcement in Mumbai
March 23, 2019

Huobi Prime to Start Offering “Selective” Token Listings Next Week

Cryptocurrency service providers are always looking to gain a competitive edge. A fair few exchanges are now moving well beyond trading services in this regard. Huobi Global has announced the launch of Huobi Prime, which will serve as a “selective token listing channel”. A lot of people seem to compare this to Binance’s Launchpad, which has become a rather big success in a very short amount of time. The Purpose of Huobi Prime It is obvious for everyone to see the cryptocurrency industry needs to keep evolving at any given time. For exchanges and service providers, there are numerous options to explore. It would appear a growing number of them show an interest in getting involved with token offerings. A bit of an unusual decision, as the regulatory stance on token offerings has never been too positive in any part […]
March 23, 2019

UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform

U.S.-based shipping giant UPS has announced a new blockchain integration aimed to bring business-to-business sales into the digital age.
March 23, 2019

How to spend your bitcoin and crypto on eBay items

How To Spend Your Bitcoin And Crypto On Ebay Items Buying something on eBay is normal to most people. Now, there are ways to purchase eBay items using bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. Forra has tied eBay listings into its native platform. Allowing anyone to purchase something from eBay using bitcoin other cryptocurrency. You Can View Our Marketplace Here: https://market.forra.io How Is It Possible To Buy Something On eBay Using Bitcoin Or Other Cryptocurrency Forra is responsible for allowing users to buy eBay items with bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. We want to develop the tools that allow people to use their cryptocurrency as a currency. We think that by building these tools we will increase the adoption of cryptocurrency. Having businesses like eBay accept bitcoin or other cryptocurrency will not happen anytime soon. We charge people the amount of the item, and […]
March 23, 2019

China’s 11th Crypto Rankings: EOS First, TRON Second, Ethereum Third, Bitcoin Fifteenth

Bitcoin comes in 15th while EOS keeps its top spot in the recently released Chinese official crypto rankings
March 23, 2019

The Crypto ‘Trichotomy’

The crypto space has split into three different areas, and the term “crypto” no longer applies to all of them, argues Tim Enneking.
March 23, 2019

Electroneum Price Resumes Bearish Trend yet Trading Volume Continues to Impress

Although it would appear this weekend will offer some bullish momentum for most cryptocurrencies, tokens, and assets, there will always be exceptions. Most people would expect the Electroneum price to go on the rise at this point, yet it seems the market isn’t moving all that much. In fact, there is still a net loss in both USD and BTC value to contend with, which might not necessarily go away anytime soon. Electroneum Price Momentum isn’t Promising When it comes to the different cryptocurrencies, tokens, and assets on the market, most of them tend to follow Bitcoin’s price trend blindly. While that is not necessarily the case for all projects, it has been an interesting correlation to keep an eye on. As Bitcoin has now tried to turn bullish again, the alternative markets would usually follow quite without giving it […]
March 23, 2019

Satoshi Square: How Bitcoin Took Over a Park (And Then the World)

Before we knew whether bitcoin was legal or illegal, a group on New Yorkers created an in-person meetup for people to buy, sell and trade the cryptocurrency.
March 23, 2019

The Daily Tip: New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading

There’s a new digital asset exchange on the market that offers opportunities for peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading and a variety of fiat payment options. Bitzlato is a Russian platform integrated with a P2P exchanger that features a web-based version and a Telegram bot buying and selling six cryptocurrencies. Also read: BCH Is Now Supported by a Large Crypto ATM Network in Switzerland Numerous Payment Methods Available The integration allows Bitzlato to provide users with a variety of deposit and withdrawal options including bank transfers, payment processors, credit cards and ATMs. Traders in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and a couple of dozen other countries can use popular services in the region such as those offered by Qiwi, Yandex Money, Sberbank, Tinkoff Bank and many more. The crypto trading platform, which went live in February, is now processing trades in open beta mode. […]
March 23, 2019

Only These 10 Bitcoin Exchanges Have Real Volume, New Study Finds

New research presented to the SEC by Bitwise Asset Management claims 95% of reported BTC spot volume is fake. According to Bitwise, only 10 exchanges have actual volume… but it’s not all bad news for the bitcoin market. 95% of Bitcoin Exchange Volume is Fake Claims of wash trading and fake volumes are nothing new. Groups like the Blockchain Transparency Institute have been publishing ever more detailed reports on the issue. But the suggestion that 95% of the volume is fake marks a new high (or low) point. The main reason for an exchange to fake volume is to inflate the listing fees it can charge. 1/ New Research from us @BitwiseInvest. As part of 226 slides presented to the SEC on our ETF filing, we did a first-of-its-kind analysis of *order book data* from all 81 exchanges reporting >$1M in […]
March 23, 2019

Usage of Bitcoin in 2019

At the end of 2017 Bitcoin was at its peak value and it was almost impossible to go anywhere without hearing people talking about it. It was the year when Bitcoin was the main topic everywhere. This sudden rise in popularity made people learn more about this cryptocurrency and look into its potential for usage in everyday life. Today, people use Bitcoin for various purposes, and we’re going to look at some of the most popular in 2019. Making online purchases There is a growing number of businesses that provide Bitcoin payment option for their products or services. Depending on the products and services people cherish the anonymity and fast transfer, so they don’t have to wait days until their payment is verified. Furthermore, 1 BTC in England is 1 BTC in Japan, there is no need to take conversion […]
March 23, 2019

WTF is Cuckoo Cycle PoW algorithm that attract projects like Cortex and Grin?

WTF is Cuckoo Cycle PoW algorithm that attract projects like Grin and Cortex? In 2017, the cryptocurrency rage reached to the highest point when Bitcoin surged to USD19,783, many speculators and miners started to invest an enormous amount of money into mining hardware and chips hoping to get on the craze. Cryptocurrency mining was originally designed to be doable with general-purpose computers. Yet with the increase in competition to the limited resources, miners have been seeking an effective way to improve their chances. Application-specific integrated circuit chips, known as ASIC, has taken over the mining market since. ASIC are chips that are designed with a singular purpose. For cryptocurrency mining, these chips are built into specifically designed motherboards and power supplies to efficiently solve a specific algorithm. Each cryptocurrency has its own cryptographic hash algorithm and ASIC hardware are designed to excel […]
March 23, 2019

Bitcoin Cash Price Briefly Surpasses $170 Following Surprising Gains

It would appear most of the bearish pressure which seemed to materialize yesterday evening is no longer in place at this time. Some of the top markets are moving up in a decisive manner, whereas others are still on wobbly legs. The Bitcoin Cash price is surging once again, although it remains to be seen if this trend can be sustained for very long. Weekends are usually somewhat odd when it comes to cryptocurrency trading. Bitcoin Cash Price Surge is Surprising Most people will readily agree Bitcoin Cash is a bit of an unusual market first and foremost. While the current price momentum seems to signal the coming few days will be rather interesting to keep an eye on, there is also a good chance this uptrend will come crashing down sooner or later. Since all of these top markets […]