March 3, 2018

Four implications of Facebook’s crypto ad ban

Four implications of Facebook’s crypto ad ban Facebook’s decision to ban cryptocurrency and ICO related ads will have real implications for entrepreneurs seeking to launch token sales Facebook’s announcement in late January that it was banning cryptocurrency and ICO advertising on Facebook and Instagram will have real consequences for entrepreneurs attempting to reach mass audiences in the… The post Four implications of Facebook’s crypto ad ban appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 3, 2018

Chile Adopts Blockchain Technology For National Energy Grid

Chile on board with Blockchain, hopes it will provide a more secure data network. #NEWS
March 3, 2018

North Korea Obtained 11,000 bitcoins in 2017, Expert Says

North Korea may have made over $200 million USD from cryptocurrency transactions last year, according to a former NSA official. DPRK is believed to have obtained at least 11,000 bitcoins through mining or hacking in 2017. Pyongyang continues to exploit the benefits of using cryptos and the cyber security weaknesses of its adversaries, recent reports suggest. Also read: Intelligence: Pyongyang Trying to Steal Cryptos before Pyeongchang Olympics $200 Million Stashed in Bitcoin Struggling to overcome effects from international political isolation and economic sanctions, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been turning to cryptocurrency in recent years. Multiple reports have indicated that Pyongyang is actively engaged in attempts to acquire cryptos through any means possible. The North has obtained at least 11,000 bitcoins last year, according to a former NSA official, quoted by Radio Free Asia. Priscilla Moriuchi, who has […]
March 3, 2018

Possible Scam At South African Investment Group Leads To $50 Million Lost

Possible Scam at South African Investment group affects over 27,000 investors, millions lost #NEWS
March 3, 2018

Software, websites and tokens

This is the 3rd and last part of a series of stories about the blockchain wave. In the first part, I made the case that we’re witnessing the beginning of a new technological wave akin to what the PC and Web waves have been 40 and 20 years ago. In the second part, I argued that we should not expect this new wave to compete or replace what was built previously. The large winner of the PC wave has been Microsoft, which was able to build a platform on which native software (which was not called “apps” then) could thrive. Google, more than Facebook, has been the real winner of the web wave by building a platform which allowed for website discovery and later, (paid) distribution. We can see that the code “containers” for the PC and web wave have […]
March 3, 2018

Liechtenstein’s Bank Frick Offers Cold Storage And Cryptocurrency Investments

Bank Frick announced it will be offering services for five popular cryptocurrencies.
March 3, 2018

Fork of a Fork: ‘Bitcoin Private’ Is Here, But What’s It Worth?

Fork of a Fork: ‘Bitcoin Private’ Is Here, But What’s It Worth? A fork of a fork of a fork? With Friday’s birth of a new coin called “bitcoin private,” the cryptocurrency space just keeps getting more meta. The much-discussed launch finds the cryptocurrency being created from a copy of the zclassic cryptocurrency (itself a copy of zcash,… The post Fork of a Fork: ‘Bitcoin Private’ Is Here, But What’s It Worth? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 3, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) Meets Blockchain with Pavo’s Revolutionary Agricultural Platform Solution

The Internet of Things (IoT) Meets Blockchain with Pavo’s Revolutionary Agricultural Platform Solution Pavo is dramatically changing the AgTech industry by taking its state-of-the-art IoT + Blockchain platform to the multi-trillion-dollar agriculture ecosystem. The company is poised to revolutionize the production and distribution business lifecycle, as it prepares to launch its public ICO with PavoCoin.… The post The Internet of Things (IoT) Meets Blockchain with Pavo’s Revolutionary Agricultural Platform Solution appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 3, 2018

Will Cryptocurrency Replace National Currencies By 2030?

While individuals like Mark Carney – a Canadian economist who serves as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the G20’s Financial Stability Board – claim that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have “failed” and thus pose no threat to traditional financial institutions, others less invested in the status quo aren’t so sure. If you ask some futurists, cryptocurrencies are set to replace traditional currencies in only a matter of decades. ‘They’re Just More Efficient’ Are Bitcoin and cryptocurrency doomed to fail? Futurists certainly don’t think so. According to futurist and author Thomas Frey, cryptocurrency isn’t going anywhere. Rather, it is only going to grow in importance as time goes on. Frey told MONEY: Cryptocurrency is very much here to stay … cryptocurrencies are going to displace roughly 25% of national currencies by 2030. They’re just much more efficient, the way […]
March 3, 2018

1200 Australian New Agencies Are Selling Fractions of Crypto

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts from Australia now have the ability to purchase the digital assets bitcoin core (BTC) and ethereum (ETH) via regional 1,200 news agencies. Newsagents are using the idea to help declining interest in newspaper and magazines. Also Read: Australian High School to Host Information Night on Cryptocurrencies  Australians Can Now Buy Cryptocurrencies With 1,200 News Agencies Residents from Australia will be able to purchase BTC or ETH with just “$50, and email address and a phone number,” says the financial news outlet the Australian Financial Review (AFR). Agents who provide various newspapers and magazines are trying to entice customers with a new reason to purchase the news. Further, the News Xpress agent in Oxenford, Queensland, Domenic Zizza explains these news agencies are looking for ways to add to their services in order to address declining revenue and add more demand […]
March 3, 2018

Price Analysis, March 02: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS

You can say whatever you want, the crypto market remains strong 🚀 #PRICE_ANALYSIS
March 3, 2018

ATM Giant Cardtronics Considers Cryptocurrencies As Threat To Its Business

Cardtronics, the world’s largest ATM operator, considers virtual currencies a risk to their business. #NEWS
March 3, 2018

How Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Usher in a New Era for Real Estate (Q&A)

Blockchain Beach spoke to Crypto Realty Group’s Piper Moretti on the rise of crypto based real estate sales The post How Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Usher in a New Era for Real Estate (Q&A) appeared first on Blockchain Beach | Blockchain News and Events.
March 3, 2018

TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund Subpoenaed By SEC

Michael Arrington’s crypto-fund has reportedly been subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
March 3, 2018

$50 Million Gone? South African Police Probe Suspected Bitcoin Ponzi

As much as $50 million may have been lost by an international group of investors after putting their money into a bitcoin investment group.
March 2, 2018

Data Company Tracks Crypto-Adoption Using Social Media

Just recently the audience intelligence company, Pulsar, published a report examining the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies. Rather than measure interest using prices, trade volume, and market capitalization the comprehensive study analyzed data using over 5 million mentions across social media September 14, 2017 – January 8, 2018. Also Read: Coinbase Reveals ‘Overhauled’ Changes and Tax Tools Social Media Buzz Consistently Stirs Cryptocurrency Prices In order to study cryptocurrency adoption, the analytical intelligence firm Pulsar has researched the subject in a different way by utilizing mentions across social media platforms. In addition to the data provided by Pulsar researchers also used other sources such as Audiense, and Google search data. The report is based on 5 million U.S. English-language cryptocurrency mentions throughout a variety of platforms. One particularly interesting finding, revealed by ‘over-indexing,’ shows that quite a bit of cryptocurrency conversations are […]
March 2, 2018

Bitcoin’s Recent Rollercoaster Ride and Its Price Direction for March 2018

It was less than one month ago that the cryptocurrency world was in a panic and Bitcoin was plummeting from a high in December of almost $20,000 to a low in February of under $6,000. Now less than one full month later Bitcoin has rebounded surpassing the $11,000 mark on Friday, March 2, 2018. The Cryptocurrency Climate  According to Coinmarketcap, on December 16, 2017, BTC peaked at a high of over $19,500 depending on the exchange purchased at. This is in stark contrast to the price of under $6,000 that was touched briefly on February 6, 2018. Here the cryptocurrency world resides almost one month later to the date and Bitcoin is trading at just over $11,000. Volume happened to be particularly low especially for following the Chinese New Year but this can be attributed to most individuals trading in […]
March 2, 2018

EU Losing Patiencen – Urges Global Crypto Regulation

Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, Valdis Dombrovskis of the European Union (EU), is urging a broader regulatory regime upon cryptocurrencies, and is threatening an EU move especially if there appears to be no global consensus on how to address the decentralized currency phenomenon.  Also read: Bitcoin Futures Regulator Allows Employees to Trade Crypto EU Financial Commissioner Urges Global Crypto Regulation Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, warned, “[Bitcoin] is a global phenomenon and it’s important there is an international follow-up at the global level. We do not exclude the possibility to move ahead (by regulating cryptocurrencies) at the EU level if we see, for example, risks emerging but no clear international response emerging.” Mr. Dombrovskis’ remarks were delivered this week in Brussels at a an EU Commission meeting termed Roundtable on cryptocurrencies. The agency “aims to […]
March 2, 2018

UK Secretary Diane Abbott: If Everyone Used Bitcoin ‘The Whole Thing Would Collapse’

“We are looking at the Bitcoin issue,” says the Labour Party’s sitting Shadow Home Secretary Abbot, stating that the UK government needs to clamp down on the spread of cryptocurrency. #NEWS
March 2, 2018

Fundamentally Vulnerable? Ethereum’s Casper Tech Takes Criticism In Curacao

A top computer science researcher took aim at one of ethereum’s biggest expected future upgrades Friday calling it “fundamentally vulnerable.”
March 2, 2018

Walmart To Implement Blockchain-Based Delivery System

Walmart’s patent application for a Blockchain-based delivery tool released. #NEWS
March 2, 2018

Germany Treads Lightly on Bitcoin Taxation

Germany is taking a lead within European Union established economies, deciding upon slow regulation when it comes to the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. It will not tax the digital asset as a form of payment, miner rewards escape the sting as well, and even some exchanges will receive exemptions.   Also read: Bitcoin Futures Regulator Allows Employees to Trade Crypto Germany Slows on Taxing Bitcoin Bundesministerium der Finanzen, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance, issued a four page document outlining its tax regime regarding bitcoin, VAT treatment of Bitcoin and other so-called virtual currencies. Using a 2015 decision from the European Union Court of Justice on value added tax (VAT), the broader EU believes it can decide the fate of taxing bitcoin. Germany too is using it as a framework. Though filled with legalisms, the document seems to imply bitcoin as […]
March 2, 2018

Company To Link Gold Trade Payment Methods With Cryptocurrency Techniques

Linking the old and the new: combining crypto with gold #SPONSORED
March 2, 2018

ChainTip Settles Bitcoin Cash Transactions On-chain to Avoid Centralization

Online tipping services related to cryptocurrency are quite popular. ChangeTip, one of the most prominent services, is no longer among us. ChainTip hopes to revitalize this business model, even though it has no affiliation with ChangeTip whatsoever Instead, this new project focuses on on-chain tipping and Bitcoin Cash. ChainTip can become quite a powerful service in the BCH community. Getting Bitcoin Cash into the hands of as many people as possible will not happen automatically. It is up to community members to spread the world and the wealth around a bit. We have seen similar initiatives with Tippr, among others. ChainTip, on the other hand, can be used outside of Reddit, which will probably make it the more appealing of the two, for the time being. ChanTip Wants to Help Spread Bitcoin Cash Awareness This new service is a bit […]
March 2, 2018

Banks Successfully Transact $30.48 Million in Securities Using Blockchain Technology

Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S) and ING Groep NV (INGA.AS) have officially completed a blockchain-powered securities lending transaction of $30.48 million — illustrating the obvious utility Bitcoin’s underlying technology has in the world of traditional banking. Banking on the Blockchain According to Reuters, the transaction between Credit Suisse Group AG and ING Groep NV involved “swapping baskets of securities through an application from financial technology company HQLAx built with a type of blockchain created by bank consortium R3.” This trade represents a milestone of sorts for blockchain technology, as traditional financial institutions look to incorporate cryptocurrency’s underlying technology for their own uses — before digital currencies like Bitcoin undermine their status. Said R3 managing director Charley Cooper: This was far more than a proof of concept in a fenced lab. These are regulated institutions in a real market and it […]
March 2, 2018

Over $50 Million Lost in South African Bitcoin Scam

Roughly 27,500 cryptocurrency investors from South Africa, Australia and the US have been duped by a large-scale Bitcoin scam — with reported losses upwards of $50 million. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation spokesman Captain Lloyd Ramovha confirmed yesterday that investigations have been launched against BTC Global after reports of large-scale fraud have come flooding in. BTC Global has allegedly made off with over $50 million in Bitcoin transferred into an online wallet address. Confirmed Captain Ramovha to TimesLIVE: I have spoken to one of the investigators in our team and he has confirmed that this matter came to them about two weeks ago. There are in excess of 27‚500 complainants with many outside South Africa. The amount is over $50-million and could rise as more victims come forward. Whether or not the alleged wrongdoers are South African remains unconfirmed. Commented […]
March 2, 2018

New Bitcoin Online Casino Launches With 3000+ Games

Nissi Online Casino is the latest online gaming platform to offer Bitcoins as an additional payment method. As more and more punters take their gaming online, cryptocurrencies are becoming an increasingly popular method of payment. As a result, greater numbers of casinos are offering Bitcoins as a payment method, in order to make it easier for punters to pay, play and win. Nissi Online Casino offers over 3000 games to punters and includes categories like slots, table games, live games, card games and many others. Nissi Online Casino will offer the following benefits to members: 1. A number of payment options Members will be able to make deposits and withdrawals using a variety of options such as debit and credit cards from major vendors like MasterCard and VISA. They will also have the option to use online payment systems like […]
March 2, 2018

Bitpay Launches Bitcoin Cash Debit Card Top Ups

In late 2017 the bitcoin payment processor Bitpay revealed it would add the ability to process payments for multiple blockchains — starting first with the bitcoin cash (BCH) chain. Now on Thursday, the Atlanta-based company announced that BCH transfers can be applied to the firm’s Visa card invoice loads. Also Read: Dutch Bank That Once Called Bitcoin ‘High Risk’ Considers Building Crypto-Wallet Bitpay Enables Bitcoin Cash Visa Loads The payment company Bitpay has begun its initial rollout to support bitcoin cash payments. News.Bitcoin.com reported on Bitpay announcing last December it would begin working with multiple blockchains for payment processing. The company founded in 2011 only served bitcoin core (BTC) payments for years. However, Bitpay explained that they had received multiple requests over the years to support more than one digital asset. The company detailed at the time that offering a choice […]
March 2, 2018

Waltonchain’s Social Media Screw-Up Sends Market into Downward Spiral

Even though the Waltonchain project is quite popular among cryptocurrency speculators, the company has suffered a major setback. A social media campaign competition was quite successful, but one of the “bounty winners” turned out to be a member of the team itself. This colossal screw-up forced the WTC team to apologize and remove that winner from the list. WaltonChain Social Media Issues With so many competing crypto and blockchain projects on the market today, it’s become increasingly difficult to keep one’s product on the radar in between major developments. As for the Waltonchain team, they decided to organize a bounty campaign on Twitter in which users could earn over $50 worth of WTC just by tweeting a message to their followers. No one will be surprised to learn there was a ton of interest in this bounty. According to the Waltonchain team, […]
March 2, 2018

Tezos Foundation to Beef Up Dev Team After Board Reshuffle

Following a board shake-up, the Tezos Foundation announced it would hire up to 40 new developers to work on the Tezos protocol.
March 2, 2018

Eticket4 at the Time of Ico Will Sell Tokens That Will Help Buy Tickets for the World Cup

Eticket4, an international p2p-marketplace for buying and selling tickets for sports, music, theater and other events to secondary market participants, announces the start of the ICO on March 5. Traditionally, at major international events, such as the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup, or at concerts of world stars, the demand for tickets exceeds the offer. A large number of tickets are sold in the secondary market, including on platforms such as StubHub, Viagogo, and Eticket4. For example, at the FIFA Confederations Cup, which took place in Russia last year, about 40% of tickets were bought in the secondary market, and ticket brokers for resale earned up to $ 13 million. At the World Cup, the figures will be even greater, because the demand the tickets are much higher. P2p-marketplace Eticket4 has always guaranteed to all participants the reliability and […]
March 2, 2018

Craig Wright Claims Bitcoin Cash Will get Privacy Features in May 2018

Interesting developments are coming to Bitcoin Cash in the future. It seems we may see proper fungibility as well as XOR and String Operations. All of these developments are quite intriguing, to say the least. According to Craig Wright, these changes will be introduced in May of 2018. Making existing cryptocurrencies better is not an easy feat. Every coin out there needs a lot of work for obvious reasons. Bitcoin Cash is no exception in this regard, yet it seems things are heading in the right direction. More specifically, we may very well see some proper privacy features for BCH moving forward. That would certainly make it more private than Bitcoin or even Ethereum. A Big Step Forward for Bitcoin Cash Although privacy and anonymity are not one and the same, these changes sound promising. If Craig Wright is to […]
March 2, 2018

OTPPAY – The Next World Class Cryptocurrency Exchange

One of the biggest problems that the cryptocurrency industry is facing right now is converting crypto to FIAT. That’s one of the most known issues and it affects traders as well as businesses. It’s hard to sell a product for cryptocurrency when the market is so volatile. Given this fact, your business may have to suffer in case of a market crash. This is the problem that OTPPAY wants to solve by creating a world-class crypto exchange platform where converting cryptocurrency to FIAT would be easier than anywhere. OTPPAY thrives to bridge the gap between Crypto to Fiat. Their main focus is to take the crypto to the common people day to day life. Moreover, their protocol will address the Transactions Per Second (TPS) & Cost Per Second (CPS) through value equalization techniques and smart swapping procedures OTPPAY Features – What Makes […]
March 2, 2018

Bank Of England Governor Mark Carney On ‘Crypto-Assets’

Mark Carney shared his thoughts on the regulation of cryptocurrencies and ICOs, and sees promise in blockchain technology.
March 2, 2018

US: Federal Prosecutors Ask For Forfeiture Of 500 BTC

Prosecutors ask for forfeiture of 500 BTC following indictment in Ohio. #NEWS
March 2, 2018

How a Single Tweet Wiped $90 Million off Waltonchain’s Market Cap

Digital marketing guides are filled with cautionary tales of social media faux pas that have caused brand suicide. All it takes is an insensitive tweet from a marketing intern to leave a corporation groveling and its stock in the doldrums. It turns out that the world of cryptocurrency isn’t so different. After sending and hastily deleting an erroneous tweet, Waltonchain saw its market cap plummet by $90 million in the aftermath. Also read: Genesis Launches Whale Sized Crypto-Loan Service The Cryptocurrency Giveaway That Was an Inside Job Unlike the fake giveaways offered by lookalike Twitter accounts every single day, Waltonchain actually was giving away cryptocurrency – 2.14 WTC to 100 random winners as part of a Valentines’ Day campaign. As anyone who’s studied cryptography will know, genuine randomness is hard to attain. There are entire textbooks dedicated to the art of […]
March 2, 2018

Phoenix, A Smart Contract Driven Investment Platform

Phoenix Will Double Your ETH Deposits Phoenix is a DAO decentralized autonomous organization created on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform provides an opportunity for investors to make ETH deposits and earn ROI of up to twice the initial investment. The platform is driven by a simple financial algorithm that is based on Ethereum Smart Contract. The open-source platform is the creation of not any one particular person but a group of crypto enthusiasts. Not claiming to be from any specific country or region, the platform is open for investors from across the world who are interested in the probability of high returns. How Phoenix Works The goal of the platform is to provide a money-making investment opportunity. Phoenix uses smart contracts for encoding and investors who wish to be part of the platform need to deposit an amount of Ether […]
March 2, 2018

Russian Ministry Offers to Set Up Crypto Exchange for Miners

Russia’s Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications has put forward the idea to set up a cryptocurrency exchange, where Russian miners can trade their digital coins for fiat money. The ministry has held consultations with representatives of the crypto sector and prepared a comprehensive concept to regulate the mining industry. Also read: Two Russian Regions to Develop Large Scale Crypto Mining Miners to Sell Cryptos on State-Controlled Exchange The crypto mining sector would become more transparent and authorities would be able to easily tax transactions if miners exchanged their cryptocurrency on a Russian, government-controlled exchange. With that argument in mind, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications in Moscow has proposed the creation of a crypto exchange to serve Russian miners. The idea was announced during the “Crypto Environment” conference, sponsored by Vnesheconombank, Russia’s development bank. Mincomsvyaz has also hosted […]
March 2, 2018

Japan’s FSA-Approved Cryptocurrency Exchanges To Form Self-Regulatory Body

Sixteen regulator-approved cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan will form a self-regulatory organization, and others are expected to join later.
March 2, 2018

PR: Multiversum: 4th Generation Relational Blockchain Supporting Biometric Inputs

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. You probably remember a strong, purportedly unbreakable padlock being used to secure a safe box to, well, keep it safe! These could be breached, so pin-locks were developed. These, too, were not failsafe. By now, you’ve probably come across safes secured with biometric inputs like fingerprints, eye scan or body heat. Better yet, your latest smartphone is probably unlocked with your fingerprint on the sensor. Imagine these biometric inputs being used to secure your digital money: that’s an unbreakable layer of security because no two humans give the same biometric inputs. Writing and storing such […]
March 2, 2018

Cappasity Token Sale Enters Phase 2, to Perform an Airdrop!

Goldman Sachs estimates that the 3D industry could be worth as much as $35 billion by 2025. Today, most of the AR/VR technology is limited to the gaming sector. However, it also has the potential for use in many other areas such as medicine, sports, and many others. However, the mass creation of 3D projects is still limited by the lack of interesting content, which is due to how time-consuming and labor-intensive the production process can be. This also usually means that the production costs are quite high. To solve some of these problems, Cappasity has come up with a decentralized content-driven global 3D platform. With this platform, the distribution of 3D content is made easy and fast for both ordinary people and businesses. It ensures that participants will have access to tools for productive interactions. To protect content creators, […]
March 2, 2018

What Is the Token Wizard?

Whether or not the world needs more solutions to make ICOs easier to organize remains a topic of substantial debate. The folks at POA Network are convinced that there is a dire need for a streamlined venture in this regard. Their new Token Wizard makes it a matter of a few clicks to create new token sales and the associated contracts. It’s an intriguing solution, but it’s not necessarily what people are looking for. The Token Wizard Explained Looking over its website, it’s apparent that POA Network wants to become one of the platforms which people use to create initial coin offerings and generate the associated tokens. To that end, the company has introduced the Token Wizard, a client-side solution to create token and crowdsale contracts in a few clicks. All of the contracts will be published on the Ethereum blockchain and verifiable on […]
March 2, 2018

ATM Giant Cardtronics Cites Crypto As Business Risk

ATM provider Cardtronics noted in its most recent 10-K filing that cryptocurrencies could have an impact on its business.
March 2, 2018

Liechtenstein Bank Opens Up Cryptocurrency Investment for Clients

A Liechtenstein bank has become one of the first in the world that allows clients to directly invest in cryptocurrencies.
March 2, 2018

The US Government Wants to Keep $5.5 Million in Seized Bitcoin

The U.S. Attorney’s Office could soon confiscate another 500 bitcoins that have been seized from alleged ID forgers in Ohio.
March 2, 2018

Charlie Lee Tweets About Nano and Everyone Freaks Out

Charlie Lee has always been one of the more intriguing cryptocurrency developers to follow on social media. His involvement with Litecoin has been well documented, and Lee has also been posting some interesting comments regarding other altcoins. Unsurprisingly, some of his recent comments have irritated a lot of Litecoin supporters, as they feel Lee is turning his back on the currency he created. Charlie Lee Pays Respect to Nano In the world of cryptocurrency, any semi-positive remark regarding any cryptocurrency project will automatically make you a shill in the eyes of others. It is diffcult to be positive about any currency that isn’t Bitcoin these days, as the social media backlash will not be fun to deal with. Thankfully, some of the more charismatic individuals in the cryptocurrency industry are making their mark in a positive manner in this regard. Charlie Lee, the […]
March 2, 2018

Bitcoin Challenges $11,200 Before $12k Resistance Halts Progress

New weekly highs weren’t enough to keep Bitcoin above $11,000 Friday. #NEWS
March 2, 2018

Interview: Where Blockchain and the World of Real Estate Collide

The frenzy over bitcoin continues to garner worldwide media attention. The 2017 crypto boom followed by its precipitous fall in early 2018 has taken both veteran speculators as well as new entrants on a wild ride. Despite the often chaotic nature of this space, bitcoin and its underlying Blockchain technology are making inroads into new […] The post Interview: Where Blockchain and the World of Real Estate Collide appeared first on Blockchain Beach | Blockchain News and Events.
March 2, 2018

One South Korea’s Largest Banks Trials Ripple, Hints Full Integration in 2018

One South Korea’s Largest Banks Trials Ripple, Hints Full Integration in 2018 Chosun, South Korea’s largest business-focused mainstream media outlet, reported that one the country’s largest banks Woori trialed Ripple payments for remittances. Ripple Trials Woori’s digital strategy department successfully processed payments on the Ripple blockchain network and according to the company, Woori might be able to… The post One South Korea’s Largest Banks Trials Ripple, Hints Full Integration in 2018 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 2, 2018

Bitcoin Mining’s Carbon Footprint Is Blown out of Proportion

It appears there is a lot of misinformation on the internet when it comes to cryptocurrencies and the associated electricity usage. More specifically, most sources claim Bitcoin mining uses a lot of energy, which is absolutely correct. However, it seems the situation is being blown out of proportion completely. The Truth About Cryptocurrency Mining According to the infographic below, there are a lot of things regarding cryptocurrency mining which people need to take into account. It is true that Bitcoin mining requires a lot of electricity in general, but it is pretty much impossible for this industry to use more electricity than any other sector in the near future. As of right now, Bitcoin mining uses around 0.14% of all global electricity, which makes it a non-factor in the grand scheme of things. It seems most of the present misinformation comes from a recent Digiconomist report which […]
March 2, 2018

Australian Tax Office To Crack Down On Crypto Tax Evaders

Australian Tax Office To Crack Down On Crypto Tax Evaders The Australian Tax Office will be going after cryptocurrency investors to ensure they are accurately filing their crypto gains on their taxes this year, Business Insider Australia reported Feb. 28. The Australian Tax Office will use data matching and “100-point identification checks” to track down crypto investors, as well… The post Australian Tax Office To Crack Down On Crypto Tax Evaders appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 2, 2018

Do you think that blockchain technology is the future of financial industries?

Do you think that blockchain technology is the future of financial industries? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 2, 2018

Lockchain Expanding Rapidly and Offering Free Tokens

Lockchain Ltd, the company behind the LOC token and the first online booking engine for hotels and properties powered by blockchain technology, is rapidly expanding the features of their current marketplace. The marketplace, still in alpha version, enables travelers and blockchain enthusiasts to book properties and hotels all around the world. The properties are offered similarly to home-sharing and property sharing websites. Lockchain’s unique selling point: An average of 19% cheaper than their competitors. For anyone who enjoys traveling, that is good news. In fact, when comparing two random listings in an earlier Medium post they found them to be 14% and 28% cheaper compared to Airbnb. Not only does Lockchain offer properties, they’re also focusing on the hotel industry. A few weeks ago they announced to have secured 100,000 additional hotels for their booking platform portfolio. The long awaited […]
March 2, 2018

Big Business Secrets Now Made Available To Small Business With The Nuzdah Platform

Big Business Secrets Now Made Available To Small Business With The Nuzdah Platform If there is one thing that seals the fate of small businesses around the world making them less than competitive and at a constant disadvantage against big Multi-National Companies, is the fact that they lack the extra resources to develop the business… The post Big Business Secrets Now Made Available To Small Business With The Nuzdah Platform appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 2, 2018

What is OmiseGO (OMG) – All You Need To Know

OmiseGO is an open-payment platform and a decentralized exchange that runs on the Ethereum network, which is an open source blockchain. OmiseGO, a startup by Jun Hasegawa and Donnie Harinsut,… Continue reading “What is OmiseGO (OMG) – All You Need To Know” The post What is OmiseGO (OMG) – All You Need To Know appeared first on .
March 2, 2018

TRON Price Notes Solid Gains Over Bitcoin and Ethereum

TRON Price Notes Solid Gains Over Bitcoin and Ethereum It remains pretty difficult to make sense of the cryptocurrency markets as of right now. While it seems Bitcoin is poised to note some more gains over the weekend, most other top currencies are struggling to reach any degree of momentum. The TRON price is one… The post TRON Price Notes Solid Gains Over Bitcoin and Ethereum appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 2, 2018

Nexus Price Pumps to $4.8 Until Dump Cycle Kicks in

Nexus Price Pumps to $4.8 Until Dump Cycle Kicks in Every now and then, some weird things tend to happen in the world of cryptocurrency. Although most people have never heard of Nexus before, its price recent shot up by as much as 300$. Although the gain over the past 24 hours is “just” 63.36%… The post Nexus Price Pumps to $4.8 Until Dump Cycle Kicks in appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 2, 2018

What Is GameCredits?

Even though Bitcoin will be the world’s leading cryptocurrency for quite some time to come, there are other competing solutions to keep an eye on. GameCredits is an intriguing initiative which will target the gaming community worldwide. This $100 billion industry can benefit a lot from cryptocurrencies in many ways, assuming the team’s plan is executed properly. The Purpose of GameCredits With so many people enjoying video games through various mediums, it is only normal that cryptocurrency projects would want to pay attention to this market moving forward. GameCredits is a project and a currency which lets gamers and developers buy and sell games and in-game content quickly and safely. Moreover, it removes the need for credit cards and other payment methods subject to chargebacks. How Will it Work Exactly? There are quite a few aspects to GameCredits which people may want to take note […]
March 2, 2018

Overwinter Is Coming: Zcash Moves Closer to First-Ever Hard Fork

A new software release prepares zcash for its upcoming hard fork that is set to activate in June.
March 2, 2018

Theft-Hit NEM Nosedived, But It Wasn’t February’s Big Crypto Loser

February is officially in the books for the crypto markets, though some coins may be left wishing they could turn back time.
March 2, 2018

UK Central Bank to Clamp Down on Crypto Money Laundering

The head of the Bank of England has said that the institution will step up its efforts to combat cryptocurrency money laundering.
March 2, 2018

Bought the Dip? Bitcoin Price Up Nearly 100% Since Last Month

Bitcoin price has almost doubled from its lowest price in February, hitting over $11,000 once more according to averaged figures from major exchanges Friday. 2018 In Bitcoin: Rags To (More) Riches? The refreshing comeback, which lifted BTC/USD from a slump below $6000 early last month to highs of almost $12,000 just weeks later, has spurred fresh optimism on the largest cryptocurrency’s long-term prospects. On Thursday, stock trading expert Ronnie Moas noted similarities between Bitcoin’s performance and that of Amazon’s stock, suggesting the run-up to 2033 will see BTC mimic the giant’s $750 billion successes. He added that naysayers would similarly U-turn on Bitcoin as they did with Amazon when it began turning its vast profits. @parabolictrav 15-year chart for $AMZN / The stock is up 50X from $30 to $1500 / Up until recently … analysts said #Amazon was worthless […]
March 2, 2018

Australian Tax Office To Crack Down On Crypto Tax Evaders

Australian Tax Office to take strong action to find crypto tax evaders. #NEWS
March 2, 2018

Think Burning Unsold Tokens is a Good Thing? Think Again

An ICO going to market with an unprecedented idea, business model or an innovative technology, faces a wide range of strategic choices regarding the pricing of its tokens. ICOs based on PoS tokens which are released all at once must draw a contingency plan before the sale to convey to the public what it will do if there are leftover tokens after the sale period. FundFantasy had to make this strategic choice as well. The team narrowed the options down to 3: Keep the unsold tokens, either by redistributing them to the team and other partners, or by putting them into a strategic reserve of sorts. Burn them, reducing total supply permanently. Distribute them to ICO participants through a mechanism that resembles other cryptocurrency airdrops. Narrowing the Options Down All the above stem from the ICO structure. The following are […]
March 2, 2018

South Korean Bank Plans ‘Commercial’ Ripple Remittances By 2019

Woori Bank aiming to use Ripple-based remittances this year. #NEWS
March 2, 2018

Robotina ICO: A game-changer in energy management

Robotina, an innovation and control technology company is launching an ICO campaign raising $28,5M for further developing and spreading the usage of the platform, sustainably solving issues of electrical energy prices, growing electrical energy consumption and growing prices of electrical grid stability. Applying several state-of-the-art technologies, the Robotina platform reduces electric energy consumption, lowers electricity costs and optimizes the functioning of the entire electricity grid by monitoring and controlling real-time electricity consumption and distributed production. Thus it manages the devices and collects and processes the data from platform users. This data is then offered to the network operators or electric energy producers.       Both can benefit from substantial savings. Robotina platform connects three major technologies. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of intelligent connected devices, digital machines, objects or people that are provided with unique identi ers and the […]
March 2, 2018

How Private Are Privacy Coins: A Closer Look at Zcash and Zclassic’s Blockchains

A Data-Driven Review of Zcash & Zclassic’s Network Privacy “The main feature of cryptocurrencies is their anonymity.”– Bill Gates, February 2018 Not exactly. Bitcoin is only pseudonymous, with every transaction recorded and connected on its blockchain for all to see. This is why privacy coins that solve Bitcoin’s lack of anonymity form an important class in the cryptonetwork ecosystem. Within the privacy coin category, Zcash has emerged as a leader, alongside Monero. Zcash is noted for being the first widespread application of a novel zero-knowledge cryptographic technique called zkSNARKS. It has gained support from many crypto influencers. There is even a Grayscale Zcash Investment Trust. Zcash development is primarily controlled by the Zcash Company. As a “founders reward,” 20% of all newly mined coins in the first four years are distributed to the company’s stakeholders. This controversial reward drove developer Rhett Creighton […]
March 2, 2018

AMD Worried About its Business if Cryptocurrency Miners Don’t Buy GPUs

Apparently, AMD, the company that develops computer processors, has disclosed that if cryptocurrency miners stop buying GPUs, the business may suffer an important impact. The information was revealed in a… Continue reading “AMD Worried About its Business if Cryptocurrency Miners Don’t Buy GPUs” The post AMD Worried About its Business if Cryptocurrency Miners Don’t Buy GPUs appeared first on .
March 2, 2018

TradeBlock releases new ETH, LTC, XRP, BCH, and ZEC indices

TradeBlock, a leading New York-based provider of institutional trading tools for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies today announced the launch of its new indices, with this launch it will be expanding the number of digital… TradeBlock releases new ETH, LTC, XRP, BCH, and ZEC indices was published on CryptoNinjas.
March 2, 2018

What Is ICONOMI?

Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and digital assets are all of great interest to a lot of companies. One of those ventures goes by the name of ICONOMI, and it aims to become the “connection to the distributed economy”. Moreover, this new Digital Assets Management Platform is an intriguing technical service suited for novice investors, veteran traders, and blockchain experts alike. The Reason Why ICONOMI Exists In this day and age, consumers all over the world want to be exposed to digital assets of all kinds. This includes cryptocurrencies and other forms of money issued on top of blockchains. In an effort to bridge the gap between consumers and the distributed economy, ICONOMI provides a digital asset management platform. It is more than a marketplace for digital assets, though, as it may become the gateway for users to gain exposure to new technologies and […]