December 24, 2017

Bitcoin-Only Charity Fund Donates $1 Mln To Internet Archive

Bitcoin-Only Charity Fund Donates $1 Mln To Internet Archive  , whose ultimate goal is to give $86 mln worth of Bitcoin to various nonprofit organizations. For early adopters, Bitcoin’s massive rise in value has been a remarkable ride from rags to riches, and some are now deciding to give back. The Pineapple Fund has been… The post Bitcoin-Only Charity Fund Donates $1 Mln To Internet Archive appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Bitcoin Cash, Roger Ver and Everything Inbetween

Bitcoin Cash, Roger Ver and Everything In Between Unless you are new to Cryptocurrency and more specifically Bitcoin you will need no explanation to the topic at hand here. But for those new to the scene who are unsure just what Bitcoin Cash is and who Roger Ver is than here is a quick catch up: Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoins First Hard Fork On August 1st 2017 we saw Bitcoin Cash fork from the Bitcoin Legacy chain, all of those holding Bitcoin at the time of the fork were also now in possession of an equal number of Bitcoin Cash tokens. The idea of Bitcoin Cash was formed primarily due to the proposed and now implemented Segregated Witness[BIP 91], many in the community felt that the decision not to increase the Blocksize failed to tackle the scaling problem seriously and […]
December 24, 2017

Morgan Stanley Analyst: True Price of Bitcoin Could Be Zero

In a recent report sent out to clients, Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette cautioned that the “true” value of Bitcoin might actually be zero. Zero. Zip. Nada. The report, titled Bitcoin Decrypted, discussed the difficulty in ascribing value to the digital currency, noting that it behaves like neither a currency nor a store-of-value commodity like gold, silver, etc… Examining several key factors, Faucette points out: Bitcoin can’t be valued as a currency because it has no associated interest rate; It may be likened to digital gold but, unlike gold itself, which is used in electronics, jewelry, etc.., Bitcoin has no inherent use*; While it is technically a payment network, Bitcoin is difficult to scale and charges no transaction fee*; Bitcoin’s average daily trade volume over the last 30 days is only $3 billion* compared to $5.4 trillion in the FX market; The estimated […]
December 24, 2017

Blockchain Gambling Machine Placed in the Land-Based Casino

In the network appeared news that one of the offline casinos has placed a test model of the world’s first slot machine, fully working on blockchain technology. The futuristic style terminal developed by SmartPlay.tech represents the hardware realization of classical European roulette table. Many online casinos have already switched to cryptocurrencies and invest millions of euros in the rapidly developing bitcoin market. For example, the PlayAmo platform spent $ 2.5 million to expand its services to include bitcoin payments offering attractive promotions and bonuses to its customers. According to the international analytical resource TheBitcoinStrip, about 60% of the current transactions in the Bitcoin network are occupied by gambling bets, and the number of transactions made by gamblers per second has exceeded the mark of 337. Such popularity of the cryptocurrency in gambling is caused by the absence of additional commissions, […]
December 24, 2017

My Advice for ICOs? I’m Sorry I Was Right…

He’s not your lawyer, but he’s giving you advice. Avid pocaster and legal expert Jason Seibert enjoys a last laugh on ICOs.
December 24, 2017

Russian Pyramid Scheme Mastermind Hawking Mavro Crypto

Sergei Mavrodi, the man behind the MMM pyramid scheme in Russia that resulted in at least 50 suicides, is back and relaunching his Mavro cryptocurrency. The crypto world can be a dangerous place. Not only do people have to contend with criminals hacking exchanges and emptying wallets, there are lots of shady characters pushing ICOs and other get-rich-quick schemes. One of the most outright brazen fraudsters is Sergei Mavrodi, the man behind the MMM pyramid scheme in Russia, and he’s back to relaunch his Mavro token. Sounds Too Good to Be True? It Probably Is First, a little background on Sergei Mavrodi. He created the MMM (Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox ) pyramid scheme back in 1989 but gained parliamentary immunity by being elected to the office of deputy of the State Duma. About 15 million people bought into his hype of […]
December 24, 2017

Airdrop to Holders of Video-Game Tokens

NITRO, the public-company backed cryptocurrency for the games industry, announces airdrop to holders of current video-game tokens. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article In line with its mission to empower gamers with the opportunity to have a say in games that are in the process of development, NITRO will airdrop a total of 50 NOX per wallet holders of a carefully curated list of video-games tokens. To be eligible for the airdrop, token-holders must hold the equivalent of at least 0.1 ETH of major video game tokens and register to stake a claim on NITRO’s website. The major video game tokens are as follows: AppCoins, Decentraland, DMarket, Enjin, Flux, Game Machine, KickICO, MobileGo, NITRO, Playkey, Skincoin and WAX. Registrations will begin on the 20th of December and last till the 31st of December (23:59 GMT). Only the first 10,000 registrants […]
December 24, 2017

Segwit2X To Be Reborn in Coming Weeks Ahead

Block No. 501451, which is planned to be produced roughly speaking on December 28, 2017, will be decisive for the old/new fork Segwit2X, and a Christmas present for the entire crypto-community. An experienced team of developers declares that it will resume activity based on the launch of the suspended project on its website. “Commission and transaction speed within the Bitcoin network reached inconceivable values. In the last month, the average commission of the network was 15-20 US dollars, and the confirmation rate could reach several days. It is simply impossible to use it as a means of payment. Our team will carry out the Bitcoin hard fork – Segwit2X, which was expected in mid-November. At the same time, its futures trading is conducted on some exchanges, including HitBTC. We promise that all BTC holders will receive, not only B2X in […]
December 24, 2017

Kickstarter Campaign to Mint Physical IOTA Coins Gets Funded Successfully

In the world of cryptocurrency, there has always been a keen interest in physical objects. Whether they are coins, paper wallets, keychains, or anything else in tangible form, crypto-related merchandise and collectibles always do quite well. In the case of IOTA, a Kickstarter project was organized to mint physical coins. Surprisingly, this crowdfunding campaign has been fully funded, even though it still has nearly four weeks to go. A Physical IOTA Coin is Coming Although most people may not necessarily see the benefit in a physical minted coin representing a popular cryptocurrency, they actually have many advantages. The first reason is that there’s usually only a small amount of physical coins available. As a result, minted physical coins representing any popular cryptocurrency will always be extremely collectible. While they may not necessarily appreciate in value over time, they hardly ever lose their […]
December 24, 2017

NordFX’s 1:1000 leverage offering is a revolution in the world of cryptocurrency trading

Since December 2017, the clients of brokerage firm NordFX have been enjoying the unprecedented opportunity of trading the most popular cryptocurrencies – bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum – with a leverage ratio of 1:1000. This is tens and even hundreds of times the size of the leverage offered by the firm’s competitors. Cryptocurrency transactions can now be made on Pro and Zero accounts. This gives NordFX traders a new hedging ability, as they can now conduct simultaneous deals with conventional currency pairs, silver and gold, all with interbank spreads starting at 0 points. The significant reduction of spread sizes and the rising speed of trade execution have been made possible due to a whole roster of leading global banks, including Citibank and Deutsche Bank, as well as the largest brokers (such as FXCM, LMAX and others), all acting as new liquidity […]
December 24, 2017

Haven, Edward Snowden’s Open Source Safe Room App

The famous CIA dissident Edward Snowden will launch an application named Haven. This is an open source project that aims to protect journalists, human rights defenders and other individuals. Edward… Continue reading “Haven, Edward Snowden’s Open Source Safe Room App” The post Haven, Edward Snowden’s Open Source Safe Room App appeared first on .
December 24, 2017

HitBTC Charges Users a Fee of 0.0003 BTC to Deposit Bitcoin

People who have paid attention to the Bitcoin network issues will know that companies have been forced to make unpopular decisions. For instance, BitPay began charging a second fee on top of regular mining costs to process Bitcoin payments. HitBTC is now charging all users a Bitcoin deposit fee, which is a very surprising turn of events. It is certainly something most people will not be too happy with, but until Bitcoin’s network issues are resolved, this situation will remain unchanged. HitBTC Demands a Bitcoin Deposit Fee Anyone who has ever used a cryptocurrency exchange will be aware of the most common fees. There’s a miner fee to include in your transaction when moving money to an exchange. When you attempt to withdraw funds, there’s typically another fee to be taken into account. Conducting trades on such platforms is usually subject to maker and taker […]
December 24, 2017

Israel Government Considering National Cryptocurrency

Israel Government Considering National Cryptocurrency Following in the footsteps of Russia and Dubai, Israel is considering offering a national cryptocurrency – a digital shekel – which would correspond in value to physical shekels. According to the sources close to the Finance Ministry, Israel’s black market is approximately 22 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. A digital currency, registered with the government of Israel,… The post Israel Government Considering National Cryptocurrency appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Earn bounties for testing ChronoBank’s new LaborX release

On 8 December 2017, ChronoBank gave the first insights into its flagship LaborX platform. The ChronoBank team would now like to invite everybody to test the general flow and user experience of the interface and to help discover potential bugs. A bounty of 200 TIME (around $3,600) is being offered, which can be claimed by e-mailing feedback and suggestions to support@chronobank.io. LaborX, the heart of the ChronoBank ecosystem, is a decentralized peer-to-peer labor exchange built on Ethereum to the 0x protocol standard. Users can trade work for payment, and will ultimately be able to exchange any token of payment against any other. Because LaborX is fully decentralized, it cannot be shut down and thus work opportunities will always be available. Building it to the 0x protocol standard means that it is interoperable with other decentralized exchanges, achieving greater orderbook depth […]
December 24, 2017

Digimine Monero Mining Bot Spreads Through Facebook Messenger

From a cybersecurity point of view, 2017 has not been the best of years. In fact, there have been so many new threats, there’s genuine reason to be afraid. The rise of hidden Monero mining scripts is one of those problems people shouldn’t overlook. It seems a new variant, known as Digimine, is spreading through Facebook Messenger. Criminals will continue to use methods like these to make money until people start taking device security more seriously. Digimine Targets Facebook Messenger Users Truth be told, it was only a matter of time until we saw the next evolution of Monero mining scripts. We know these scripts have been embedded on a lot of websites this year, either by design or through some malicious meddling by hackers. So far, most of these scripts have not caused any major harm in the end, […]
December 24, 2017

BeConnect – Earn Daily profits of up to 56% per Month, with Lending Program

Trusted and reputable crytocurrency platform, BeConnect, set to launch in 2018 with scheduled initial coin offering and several earning opportunities for members. BeConnect is a trusted and reputable cryptocurrency platform designed to allow users lend, stake, mine and trade and become an affiliate. BeConnect is set to commence its initial coin offering in February 2018 and will run till 1st March, 2018. The sale of the BeConnect token, the BCT will allow the public to be a part of this revolutionary move in the cryptocurrency space. Based in Switzerland, the platform will offer faster transaction processing, more reduced transaction risk and higher security cover without room for any third parties. Users of the coin will also enjoy flexibility and financial freedom, while investors enjoy a different level of financial liberty. BeConnect is not coming as just any other digital currency, […]
December 24, 2017

Former SEC Chairman Warns of Regulatory Crackdown for Cryptocurrencies

It’s a well-known secret that the Securities and Exchange Commission has been cracking down on initial coin offerings. These developments took some people by surprise, as they had assumed cryptocurrencies in general would face additional scrutiny as well. So far, that has not happened, although it seems to be only a matter of time until this situation changes. Former SEC chairman Harvey Pitt claims we can expect “major regulatory responses” as early as 2018. What Does the SEC Have in Store for Bitcoin? We have seen a fair few interesting cryptocurrency-related trends in 2017. The rejection of Bitcoin ETFs was a big blow to the community, although it never impacted the trajectory of the Bitcoin price whatsoever. In fact, it may have unintentionally allowed the value of the world’s leading cryptocurrency to soar to new heights. There’s also the ICO crackdown by the […]
December 24, 2017

Crypto Markets Are Broken

Many traders are finding that the technological advances or even basic trading needs found on traditional investment exchanges are utterly lacking on crypto exchanges.What are the problems and challenges of existing crypto markets? #OP-ED
December 24, 2017

CoinLion Launches Token Sale

Purchasers can experience the world’s first cryptocurrency exchange with built-in portfolio management, atomic swaps, dual blockchain order book system, research, analytics, social integration and token generation capabilities Sioux Falls, SD (December 18, 2017) – CoinLion (Token Name/Symbol: LION), a simple, powerful, and secure digital asset management platform, has officially launched the sale of their native LION token. The sale will run starting today through February 25, 2018. The sale includes a series of distribution periods offering a range of bonuses based on the time in which purchasers participate. For more information or to participate in the sale, please visit https://coinlion.com/ and review CoinLion’s Token Sale Guide. “Managing cryptocurrencies and digital assets is a complicated and confusing process,” said Joshua DeWitt, CEO and Co-Founder at CoinLion. “We are building a powerful trading platform that makes managing digital assets easy and efficient. […]
December 24, 2017

I Try to Make Everything Simple For the Community, Founder of Orioncoin

How to make everything simple for the community? Cointelegraph talked to Orioncoin Founder Woanjen Tang. #BLOCKSHOW
December 24, 2017

InsurePal ICO: Insurance of blockchain business transactions

InsurePal, a distributed social proof insurance ecosystem powered by blockchain technology is now just a few weeks out from commencing its initial coin offering of IPL tokens. Make no mistake, this is… InsurePal ICO: Insurance of blockchain business transactions was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 24, 2017

Bitcoin-Only Charity Fund Donates $1 Mln To Internet Archive

One early adopter has decided to donate 5,057 BTC to charities and has created a website to track the donations
December 24, 2017

What Is Bolt?

Scaling cryptocurrencies has been a very problematic endeavor for most of 2017. In fact, it has been a problem ever since Bitcoin was created but only became more apparent in recent years. While most people are waiting for the Lightning Network to arrive, there’s another possible solution on the horizon. Bolt allows people to conduct anonymous micropayments. It is a solution well worth looking into, even though it has no official release date yet. Bolt is a Lightning Network Alternative In the world of finance and technology, one should never put all his or her eggs in one basket. This definitely applies to cryptocurrencies and potential scaling solutions. In the Bitcoin ecosystem, many people have high hopes for the Lightning Network. That is only normal, as it introduces micropayments, which can be conducted through bidirectional payment channels. With very low fees […]
December 24, 2017

2017: The Year Blockchain Got Weird

Blockchain may be a revolution in finance – but it’s also weird, as this tour through the outer edges of crypto cyberspace proves.
December 24, 2017

NiceHash Officially Relaunched on 22nd December

NiceHash is a platform that connects those with spare computing power to miners that wants to create new tokens/coins. It’s a relatively new system that allows people sell the hash… Continue reading “NiceHash Officially Relaunched on 22nd December” The post NiceHash Officially Relaunched on 22nd December appeared first on .
December 24, 2017

Belgium Central Bank Governor Declares Bitcoin is Not a Threat

National Bank of Belgium governor Jan Smets says that Bitcoin is not a threat, and he believes that a banking issued-cryptocurrency will be coming. It seems that every banker of prominence has an opinion on Bitcoin. Though they initially stuck their hands in the sand and ignored the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin’s amazing surge over 2017 has forced them to take notice. On the whole, bankers are not fans of Bitcoin as it represents an existential threat, and this is borne out by the many shots they’re willing to dish out. The latest salvo comes from Belgium Central Bank governor Jan Smets, who declares that Bitcoin is not a threat because it’s unstable. Not a Fan of Bitcoin In a recent interview, Smets makes some pointed remarks about Bitcoin. He first says that the virtual currency is not stable like the euro, […]
December 24, 2017

Multifunctional Mobile Financial Assistant Bloomzed Conducts the Primary Sale of BZT Crypto-Tokens

Imagine the situation that existing today financial instruments are combined within one application, and you no longer have to spend time searching for the necessary application for you, for installing it and for multiple switching between them during the day in your smartphone. Moreover, what if such application will relieve the need to carry cash and a lot of cards (payment, discount, loyalty) with you, and as a result, you will no longer need to perform a number of different operations to use these funds or cards: search for ATM of your bank (which often is far away or does not work) to withdraw cash or exchange banknotes or replenish the card (on which as a rule there are restrictions on the amount of payment or cashing out, and which can easily be forgotten at home). The mobile financial assistant […]
December 24, 2017

It Came from the East: How Asia Bolstered Cryptocurrencies in 2017

It Came from the East: How Asia Bolstered Cryptocurrencies in 2017 Bitcoin and the digital asset economy has seen a meteoric rise in value over the course of 2017. Various countries have caught the cryptocurrency fever, but the lion’s share of digital asset demand has stemmed from regions located in Asia. It’s clear from various… The post It Came from the East: How Asia Bolstered Cryptocurrencies in 2017 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Crypto Cybercrime to Climb in 2018

The popularity and resultant price surge of Bitcoin and its ilk will become a magnet for cybercrime and hackers vying to get an illicit profit from it in 2018. The price to be paid for the success of cryptocurrencies is the tsunami of crime and malevolent activity that will follow. In many cases, the crime wave has already begun. According to reports earlier this month, the SEC announced that it had shut down the Plexcoin ICO for allegedly defrauding investors of $15 million. There is a well-documented inherent risk with investing in cryptocurrencies on unregulated exchanges and wallets. However, hacking will post the greatest threat going forward. Hacking Threats According to the US Department of Homeland Security, a third of all Bitcoin exchanges were hacked between 2009 and 2015, and an escalating number of one-off scams and attacks on individual investors have […]
December 24, 2017

Bitcoin exchange The Rock streamlines operations heading into 2018

Cryptocurrency and bitcoin exchange The Rock Trading Ltd. to end the year announced some measures taken to simplify and streamline its operations. First off, the European exchange, which has had its offices in… Bitcoin exchange The Rock streamlines operations heading into 2018 was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 24, 2017

Why Verge Could Be the Next Bitcoin

There is no doubt that the majority of people will have heard about Bitcoin by now – its meteoric rise of over 1800% this year has made mainstream news globally. However, anyone that has dealt with BTC will also know that it is inefficient, slow, and expensive to send and receive. Transaction costs are escalating, it can take hours to send it from one exchange to another, and crypto exchanges often just close their digital doors when demand is overwhelming. Not a great start for revolutionary technology that will change the world. What Bitcoin has done, though, is transform the blockchain industry into a massive horse race of alternative digital currencies, who are all vying to be the next big thing. Verging On Ridiculous Technology evolves, and while Bitcoin is still a basic and sluggish system, it needs to be […]
December 24, 2017

Top ICO List Helps Investors Stay Up to Date on ICOs, Token Sales, and Crypto Crowdsales

Top ICO List is the best ICO listing website with all the important Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), token sales and cryptocurrency crowdsales in one place. What is Top ICO List? Top ICO List gives an updated listings of the best active Initial Coin Offerings, pre-ICOs, upcoming ICOs and with the list of ongoing initial ICOs. In connection to this booming industry, this new ICO Calendar is essential for it is the new trusted source for improved details and actively refreshed ICO list that can be used by investors, analyst, journalist, and whoever interested. Its objective is to give clients an easy way of tracking and discovering the newest and best initial coin offerings in 2018 and beyond. The Top ICO List filters the information and omits the nonsense to make it easier for investors. Features Found on the Website Top […]
December 24, 2017

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD is Under Bearish Pressure

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD is Under Bearish Pressure Bitcoin price declined sharply toward $10,000 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is currently recovering, but it is facing a lot of selling pressure. Key Points Bitcoin price made a sharp downside move and traded below the $12,000 support against the US Dollar. There was a… The post Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD is Under Bearish Pressure appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Futures Firm Cboe Filed for 6 Bitcoin ETFs This Week

Futures Firm Cboe Filed for 6 Bitcoin ETFs This Week The Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list multiple bitcoin futures ETFs, public records show. According to Cboe’s website, the firm submitted proposed rule changes that would clear the way for listing the following ETFs: the First… The post Futures Firm Cboe Filed for 6 Bitcoin ETFs This Week appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD’s Recoveries Remain Capped

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD’s Recoveries Remain Capped Ethereum price is slightly under pressure against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is currently below $715 and is struggling to gain traction. Key Highlights ETH price recovered after a nasty downside move toward the $475 level against the US Dollar. A major bullish trend line… The post Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD’s Recoveries Remain Capped appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Eurozone Won’t Introduce a Fiat-Based Cryptocurrency Anytime Soon

Cryptocurrencies are steadily gaining support and popularity and, as a result, many experts believe that governments will launch fiat-based digital currencies. Governments Are Embracing Cryptocurrencies In this year many governments and regulators have taken measures regarding cryptocurrencies, exchanges, and ICOs. 2017 has been a very interesting and exciting year for the whole cryptocurrency space. The Japanese government officially recognized and legalized Bitcoin as a payment method, and this decision surprised many cryptocurrency users. Later in the year, Chinese regulators suspended several cryptocurrency sites and exchanges amid plans to introduce official regulations. This caused a massive exodus of Chinese cryptocurrency traders, and many decided to use exchanges based in Japan and South Korea in order to bypass this ban. Recent news emerged that the government of Belarus officially legalized cryptocurrencies and gave them tax-exempt status for the next 5 years. Belarus […]
December 24, 2017

What Comes After the Futures? The Next Chapter for Bitcoin

The future is bright following Wall Street’s futures trading embrace, but education is emerging as a key hurdle ahead.
December 24, 2017

Indian Couple Asked to Be Gifted Bitcoin at Wedding

Indian Couple Asked to Be Gifted Bitcoin at Wedding An Indian couple requested for friends and family to gift them bitcoin at their wedding earlier this month. The couple, Prashant Sharma and Niti Shree, are the founders of a startup in the technology industry and hold high hopes for the future of bitcoin and distributed… The post Indian Couple Asked to Be Gifted Bitcoin at Wedding appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Bittrex Disabling New User Registrations Is a Good Thing

Bittrex Disabling New User Registrations Is a Good Thing The year 2017 has been pretty good for cryptocurrency exchanges in general. With so many new people entering this ecosystem, it’s been evident something would have to give at some point. It seems Bittrex is the first major “casualty” in this regard, as the company halted all… The post Bittrex Disabling New User Registrations Is a Good Thing appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Mike Novogratz Remains Bullish on Bitcoin Despite Hedge Fund Plans Being Delayed

Mike Novogratz Remains Bullish on Bitcoin Despite Hedge Fund Plans Being Delayed Given the panic investors have shown two days ago, we may see some big price swings moving forward. There are always some interesting developments in the world of Bitcoin. Mike Novogratz was forced to cancel his initial hedge fund plans. More specifically, the… The post Mike Novogratz Remains Bullish on Bitcoin Despite Hedge Fund Plans Being Delayed appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Cryptocurrency Market Recovering After Massive Correction

Cryptocurrency Market Recovering After Massive Correction The cryptocurrency market is getting back on its feet after a brutal day yesterday. The majority of coins have risen by 10-20% over the last 24 hours after more than a 30% fall on Friday, Dec.22. The total digital currency market capitalization went from $650 bln to $430 bln yesterday and… The post Cryptocurrency Market Recovering After Massive Correction appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

WikiLeaks Is Selling Aptly Themed CryptoKitties to Support Its Operations

WikiLeaks Is Selling Aptly Themed CryptoKitties to Support Its Operations WikiLeaks was one of the early cryptocurrency payment adopters to help put Bitcoin on the map. During a time of fundraising woes, the acceptance of Bitcoin has made a big impact for this site. The organization has now taken crypto donations a step further by embracing CryptoKitties. It’s a… The post WikiLeaks Is Selling Aptly Themed CryptoKitties to Support Its Operations appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Stocks That Soared On Crypto News Are Sinking

Stocks That Soared On Crypto News Are Sinking Today’s cryptocurrency market plunge has ensnared the prices of several publicly-traded companies that in recent days have sought to tout their work with cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Firms like Long Island Iced Tea (which this week declared that it would rebrand as “Long Blockchain Corp”), Riot Blockchain and LongFin are… The post Stocks That Soared On Crypto News Are Sinking appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 24, 2017

Game Machine – Changing How Game Development is Funded Through Blockchain Tech

As the gaming industry is rapidly growing, Game Machine is planning help to make investing and funding video game development as easy as possible. Gaming Industry Growth Explodes In the last couple of years, the gaming industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. Popular online games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Dota 2, CSGO etc have attracted a massive number of players in recent months. Most players are not only interested in the gameplay alone, but they are also interested in their economies as well. In most online video games, players are able to trade virtual items for real money, essentially earning money for playing video games. Many investors and VCs have already discovered the immense potential that online games offer. Experts are estimating that the global gaming market is currently worth over $115 billion and is going to further grow in the upcoming […]
December 24, 2017

What Is Descrow?

There are a lot of exciting projects in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency to take note of. Descrow is one of those concepts which will certainly be of interest to a lot of people. As its name suggests, the company is all about offering decentralized escrow services. It is certainly true that there are a lot of trust issues when it comes to using cryptocurrencies and other financial assets these days. Will Descrow be Even Remotely Successful? It is very difficult to predict whether or not Descrow will ever become a globally used service. Although its business model of offering decentralized escrow services has a lot of merit, it’s not necessarily something people will trust right away. This brings us to the reason why this platform exists in the first place, as there are a lot of trust issues when it […]
December 24, 2017

After Losing 40% Of Value, Bitcoin Bounces Above $14,000

Bitcoin has recovered strongly above $14,000 after a 40% sell off on fears of a bubble. #NEWS
December 23, 2017

Cryptocurrency Market Recovering After Massive Correction

Following yesterday’s drop, mainstream media naturally began crowing about Bitcoin’s “bubble” having “popped.” Not so fast, says the market. #NEWS
December 23, 2017

Give The Gift Of Bitcoin This Christmas

Bitcoin has a relatively high barrier of entry when it comes to individual management and security of storage, but that hasn’t stopped these British entrepreneurs from capitalizing on giftable Bitcoin Christmas gifts, in fact, it possibly makes it easier for them to do so. British entrepreneurs Laurence Kemball-Cook and Louise Doherty have launched a Bitcoin gifting service just in time for the Christmas shopping rush this year, offering Bitcoin gift cards for £10, £50 or £100 worth of Bitcoin on their online store. It is a novel idea to package Bitcoin as a gift token, making a potentially perfect little stocking filler this Christmas for anyone even remotely interested in cryptocurrency or serving as an introduction for those too time-constrained to research further. Kemball-Cook explains: This is for people on the fence who don’t have the time and understanding to buy. […]
December 23, 2017

Infocash Brings Solution for Hotel Service and International Payment

INFOCASH is a hotel – Restaurant management system and global payment platform that is on a mission to usher in a new era of digitalization to business and real life. Infocash Ecosystem has maximized functions with the launch of ICC – a secure, borderless and decentralized cryptocurrency. Infocash aims to build a digital ecosystem for the future. ICC would lay a foundation and ecosystem, where we foresee massive growth and potential not just for 1 or 2 years from now, but for decades into the future. Infocash is leading the way in innovation and will be changing the economic social landscape of digital media and communications worldwide. Ecosystems InfoLending is an investment channel which pays daily profit to investors with interest changing related to trading bot and volatility software. InfoExchange is a place for trading and coins converting. The platform […]
December 23, 2017

SimpleFX Launches Brand New Trading App!

SimpleFX, a Cryptocurrency & Forex broker is not slowing down its pace. At the beginning of December, the company won the award for the Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platform 2017 at the Cryptocurrency World Expo. Shortly after that, SimpleFX launched their highly anticipated mobile trading app, a Simple but Powerful platform for trading Forex, Crypto & much more. When you open the app, the first thing you notice is the faster loading time. By the first few clicks, you can see that it’s easy to use and fully responsive. SimpleFX is known for listening to its customers and this is clearly reflected in how the app suits the needs of both Forex and Crypto traders. The company decided to design UX/UI completely from scratch to make sure it matches exactly what the customers have been asking for. Seasoned traders will notice […]
December 23, 2017

Utility: The Defining Word for Tokens in 2018

A rising token tide may be lifting all boats, but when the water line lowers, utility will likely be their key defense.
December 23, 2017

Bittrex Disabling New User Registrations Is a Good Thing

The year 2017 has been pretty good for cryptocurrency exchanges in general. With so many new people entering this ecosystem, it’s been evident something would have to give at some point. It seems Bittrex is the first major “casualty” in this regard, as the company halted all account signups about a week ago and has yet to open registrations back up. It will be interesting to see if other exchanges take similar action moving forward. Bittrex Sees too Much Growth One could certainly argue the year 2017 has been pretty interesting for all cryptocurrency exchanges. A lot of companies have had to deal with major issues throughout the past 12 months, and it seems things will not improve anytime soon either. More specifically, Coinbase, Kraken, and a few other big trading platforms have suffered from degraded performance across their operations, which is never a good sign. To […]
December 23, 2017

Guide: How To Buy Cindicator (CND) From Binance

Cindicator is a decentralized platform with over 30,000 analysts where collective intelligence (Wisdom of the crowd) is used to make valuable and more efficient market analysis for better financial asset… Continue reading “Guide: How To Buy Cindicator (CND) From Binance” The post Guide: How To Buy Cindicator (CND) From Binance appeared first on .
December 23, 2017

Ronnie Moas – Not a Billionaire, But a Crypto Guru

Cointelegraph chats to renowned stock analyst Ronnie Moas, who has given us some of the most accurate price predictions on Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies this year. #INTERVIEW
December 23, 2017

Telegram is Working on a Blockchain Platform and Cryptocurrency

The messaging application, Telegram, will launch a blockchain platform and its own cryptocurrency. The information was revealed by different sources that are familiar with the matter. There are two possible… Continue reading “Telegram is Working on a Blockchain Platform and Cryptocurrency” The post Telegram is Working on a Blockchain Platform and Cryptocurrency appeared first on .
December 23, 2017

WikiLeaks Is Selling Aptly Themed CryptoKitties to Support Its Operations

WikiLeaks was one of the early cryptocurrency payment adopters to help put Bitcoin on the map. During a time of fundraising woes, the acceptance of Bitcoin has made a big impact for this site. The organization has now taken crypto donations a step further by embracing CryptoKitties. It’s a very interesting development, and it makes a lot of sense. WikiLeaks CryptoKitties are a Thing now Although the CryptoKitties project is still somewhat controversial right now, there is also merit to this project. When the CryptoKitties platform launched initially, it became evident pretty quickly the project had crippled the Ethereum blockchain once again. So many people showed an interest in buying blockchain-based virtual kittens that they caused the Ethereum blockchain to slow down. It wasn’t the first time the Ethereum blockchain had suffered such issues, though. Now that everything has calmed down again, it’s a good time […]
December 23, 2017

Cboe Floods the SEC with Bitcoin ETF Petitions

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) has been successfully trading Bitcoin futures since December 10, 2017. As a result, Cboe is now trying to expand its participation in the cryptocurrency business. In effect, Cboe has just petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch six Bitcoin-based exchanged traded funds (ETFs). The Push for ETFs Heats up SEC’s authorization to trade Bitcoin futures contracts elevated the cryptocurrency into the circle of mainstream finance, setting the stage for the launching of Bitcoin ETFs. In fact, even a couple of days before the rollout of Bitcoin futures, three fund managers had each requested SEC approval for Bitcoin ETFs: First Trust Advisors LP, Van Eck Associates Corp., and REX Shares LLC. Most recently, CNBC reports, Cboe Global Markets requested the SEC’s approval to list the following Bitcoin-related ETFs: First Trust Bitcoin Plus […]
December 23, 2017

BCDiploma: the blockchain digital certificates service envied by MIT!

A team of specialists in higher education and IT solutions for more than 10 years, EdTech experts, are behind BCDiploma. Strong form this rich experience, BCDiploma is convinced that their Ethereum-based platform is the high quality creation and innovation, long awaited and expected “standard” certification, for the millions of diplomas issued each year in the world. –       Easy to deploy and use on a global large scale –       Secure and durable Imagine that a single click will allow you, on LinkedIn for example, to access a diploma whose authenticity cannot be challenged. Imagine that this certified data is placed in the most secure place, without any time limit, in a decentralized way… BCDiploma: A major innovation BCDiploma has designed a totally innovative framework based on a cryptographic engine and a set of smart contracts, which respects the right of personal […]
December 23, 2017

Coinbase Deems European Market Insufficiently Healthy to Trade Bitcoin Cash

A lot of people were quite surprised to see Coinbase enable Bitcoin Cash trading a few days ago. Indeed, it was a pretty intriguing decision, although the altcoin has cemented its place in the world of cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, it seems European users will have to wait a while longer before they can buy BCH with their euros. According to Coinbase, that’s because European markets are “not sufficiently healthy.” It’s an interesting decision, to say the least. No EUR/BCH Market for Coinbase On one hand, it is good to see Coinbase make this smart decision well ahead of time. After all, it can’t afford to launch illiquid markets, especially not when they only just added another major trading market. Supporting Bitcoin Cash has been a smart decision, to say the least. Plenty of cryptocurrency enthusiasts had assumed this decision would be made at some […]
December 23, 2017

ICO to Build Next Generation AI Raises $36 Million in 60 Seconds

ICO to Build Next Generation AI Raises $36 Million in 60 Seconds SingularityNET raised $36 mln in one minute, completely selling out of its native AGI tokens. While this is an enormous amount of money to raise in an incredibly short period of time, it’s somewhat unsurprising considering demand. The company asserts that the issue was massively… The post ICO to Build Next Generation AI Raises $36 Million in 60 Seconds appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 23, 2017

No Eurozone Cryptocurrency Says Bundesbank Board Member

A board member for Bundesbank has confirmed that the eurozone is not currently considering a national cryptocurrency in spite of previous statements made by the bank’s officials.
December 23, 2017

Retainly Partners with Pundi X to multiply benefits of consumers & merchants

Pundi X and Retainly have entered into a partnership that will allow both companies to complement each other in terms of both business and technology. Pundi X will be able to offer loyalty bonus to consumers who transact on their POS devices. In addition to additional bonus on every transaction, consumers will also be able to pay for goods and services with the RETN stored in their wallet. The Merchants using PundiX POS devices will be able to significantly increase the number of transactions thereby reducing the return on investment period on the POS devices, not to mention the additional business from happy consumers. For Retainly, which was till now focused on providing their loyalty platform to online businesses alone, will now also be able to extend their memberships to physical stores. With no additional overheads, this is a true […]
December 23, 2017

Cryptopia Exchange Users Grow Concerned Over Locked Accounts

Dealing with cryptocurrency exchanges can be rather problematic at times. With so many smaller altcoin exchanges out there, it’s become difficult to trust these companies overall. At the same time, smaller exchanges struggle to build up solid reputations over time. It seems Cryptopia is experiencing some issues as we speak. A lot of people’s accounts have apparently been locked for no apparent reason. What is Going on With Cryptopia? It is always interesting to keep tabs on smaller exchanges. In fact, we recently put together a brief list of some smaller trading platforms many people have never heard of. Cryptopia is one of those exchanges which focuses purely on crypto-to-crypto trading instead of meddling with fiat currencies. It is one of the more popular smaller exchanges these days, mainly because it is always among the first to list new altcoins. Such an open-minded approach is always subject […]
December 23, 2017

What are regional crypto platforms and why are they a thing?

Transfer of value in the shape of a digital asset is blockchain’s basic functionality. These digital assets, also known as tokens or coins, represent a wide spectrum of utility. Today perhaps the… What are regional crypto platforms and why are they a thing? was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 23, 2017

Introducing ByteBall, a DAG-based Digital Currency

At this moment in time, blockchain technology has huge potential across a variety of industries. However, there are still some disadvantages associated with the technology, such as scalability issues, long transaction times when confirmations are needed and the network is jammed, or numerous fees. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article To help fix these issues, a couple of new blockchain technologies are emerging on the market, known as data acyclic graph systems. With the introduction of the system, comes the introduction of DAG-based digital currencies, such as IOTA, ByteBall and more. The systems upon which these currencies are based allow users to further leverage the potential of the technology, in order to get more done. For instance, ByteBall offers numerous benefits, such as:       Smart Contracts, and conditional payments (users set a condition upon receiving the money- therefore, if the condition […]
December 23, 2017

Edgeless blockchain casino gets Curacao gaming license

Ethereum-based Edgeless.io has promptly announced it has successfully received its sought-after casino license heading into the new year. The Edgeless team said, “that’s a huge step for the entire gambling and blockchain… Edgeless blockchain casino gets Curacao gaming license was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 23, 2017

No Mainstream Adoption for Bitcoin According to ING

The interest and popularity of Bitcoin, and the crypto industry in general, may be growing, but a major Dutch financial institution is still not convinced that global adoption is a given. Even though this has been a bit of a rocky week for our favorite crypto, its still important to remember the positives, like CBOE and CME having recently launched futures trading, and the fact that central banks could be holding it in their reserves come next year. These seem to be definitive steps in the direction of mainstream integration, right? Well, ING, which is a Dutch multinational financial services group, doesn’t seem to think so. No Option for Adoption According to RT, Teunis Brosens, Principal Economist at ING Amsterdam, detailed his thoughts on the matter in his Economic & Financial Analysis report: What they regard as key benefits, may […]
December 23, 2017

Chinese VPN Vendor Sentenced to Five and a Half Years in Prison

Most people are well aware of how China isn’t exactly known for freedom of speech. Especially in the online world, accessing the information you need there is a big challenge. Until recently, it was possible to bypass most limitations through a VPN connection. However, the government has begun arresting and sentencing VPN service providers. One Chinese entrepreneur received a jail sentence of five and a half years for providing such a service. Chinese VPN Provider Faces Massive Jail Sentence With the Chinese government cracking down on VPN providers, it is only a matter of time until more people get arrested and receive jail time. Although the use of a VPN is normal in the rest of the world, it is illegal in China as of this year. Anyone using such services or reselling VPN access to third parties can be arrested […]
December 23, 2017

Here Are Three Major Mistakes Made by New Traders

Here Are Three Major Mistakes Made by New Traders With increased public awareness of Bitcoin and altcoins, many new faces have recently entered the crypto scene for the first time. Of course, new traders will make many bad decisions, and for the most part, they will improve with time and experience. However, a number of these mistakes… The post Here Are Three Major Mistakes Made by New Traders appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 23, 2017

Understanding the Main Benefits of Digital Currency Casinos

During the last couple of years, the popularity of digital currency casinos has increased considerably, given the wide variety of benefits being offered to players. Many people believe that bitcoin is the perfect currency for online casinos, and recent statistics show that the market agrees with the opinion. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Based on this, back in April 2017, a research study had shown that approximately 4.5 billion in Bitcoin has been wagered in online casinos since the year of 2014. If we were to take into account amounts wagered in other digital currencies, the market capitalization of crypto casinos would be even higher. For those who do not know, apart from numerous bonuses, cryptocurrency casinos offer several other benefits when compared to traditional, fiat-based online casinos. These include, but are not limited to:    Verifiable game results, […]