June 27, 2018

Chat App Kik Launches ‘Crypto-Economy’ With Kin Token Integration

Messaging app Kik’s users can now begin earning and spending its kin token with the launch of its “crypto-economy,” the company said Wednesday.
June 27, 2018

Pornhub Adds Tron, ZenCash as Crypto Payment Options

Pornhub, the largest pornography site in the Internet world, announced today that it will accept TRON(TRX) and ZenCash soon as payment methods.
June 27, 2018

200 Computers Used to Mine Cryptos Seized by Chinese Police

Crypto mining has been grabbing headlines in recent weeks, whether it’s the proposed moratorium in Missouri or the hiked power prices in Quebec. Most recently, a crypto miner who attempted to ‘steal’ power for his mining operations was arrested and his equipment confiscated. As reported by local media, the culprit had short-circuited his electricity meter in a bid to use power without having to pay for it. With crypto mining becoming increasingly energy-intensive, the suspect had found a way to circumvent the process, but not for long. The police were tipped off by local power grid operators who reported a surge in electricity usage and, upon investigation, unearthed the illicit mining operation. The Hunger for Power The suspect, who goes by the name of Ma, was operating in Hanshan County in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui. Before he was […]
June 27, 2018

How Blockchain is Making Big Data More Useful

Data is everywhere in today’s world. Thanks to our constant connectivity, pretty much everything we do generates data in some way, from making a phone call to taking a hike. A lot of this is down to the growth of technologies like the Internet of Things and our increasing reliance on smartphones and similar personal gadgets, not to mention our obsession with social media. Here’s a pretty startling fact: about 90% of all the data that exists was generated during the last two years. That’s a staggering rate of change. In fact, it’s thought that by 2020 there will exist 5200 gigabytes of data for every person in the world. It’s just too much data for humans to wrap our heads around. When we analyse it properly though, using the right technology, that data can be extremely useful. It provides […]
June 27, 2018

Dan Larimer: EOS Arbitrator ‘Damage to Community’ Worse Than Thefts

The CTO of Block.One wants to curtail the controversial EOS arbitrator’s role – if not eliminate it entirely.
June 27, 2018

PR: Byzantium Launches All Star Blockchain Event – Top 10 Point of Trust

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. Ten blockchain colossi in one place Barcelona welcomes quite an unusual blockchain event on October 11th this year. Ambitious Top10 Point of Trust conference revolves around ten companies that have shaped the industry. A panel of eminent speakers will deliver their TED-inspired speeches to an invite-only audience. The stage is for the trusted only Top10 Point of Trust provides an experience of a conceptually different blockchain conference for those tired of ICO pitching, pseudo-experts, aggressive sales and fraud. Only when the best people speak, the situation changes. These representatives, ideologists, seniors of top blockchain endeavors […]
June 27, 2018

World’s Second Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Resumes Operations After ‘Risk Warning’

Binance “risk warning” ends – exchange resumes full operations following outages since yesterday
June 27, 2018

Top 7 Ways Blockchain Can Be Used to Benefit Capital Markets

Blockchain technology has many benefits that lend themselves nicely to capital markets. As fears of disruption and job losses begin to subside, smart traders and asset managers are waking up to the possibilities. Even staunch Bitcoin critic UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti recently stated that blockchain technology was “almost a must” for banks. And as blockchain-based investment marketplaces start to pick up speed, investors of all shapes and sizes are diversifying their portfolios. The demand for alternative asset management is on the rise, estimated to reach over $15 trillion by 2020. Even off-chain companies are beginning to tokenize their assets to gain access to new sources of capital. The Vice President of HighCastle, Ulyana Shtybel, Ph.D., says, “Blockchain will have a tremendous impact on the capital market infrastructure.” As the world’s biggest blockchain-based investment marketplace, HighCastle provides access to over 12,000 projects […]
June 27, 2018

Has Bitcoin Reached the Social Movement Status?

An American Nobel Laureate and professor of economics at Yale University, Robert Shiller, has made the claim that Bitcoin is “a social movement” and “an epidemic of enthusiasm.” Split Popularity for Bitcoin in the US Robert Shiller, economist, academic, and best-selling author, was speaking on Bloomberg Television yesterday when he made his comments concerning Bitcoin. He said: The East Coast is less into it than the West Coast. Silicon Valley is really into it. This to me shows that this is not a rational response to new information. This isn’t the first time that Shiller has spoken about the number one cryptocurrency. Back in January, he was reported as saying that it was an “interesting experiment.” He also claimed that it wouldn’t be a permanent feature in our lives. At the time, he said: We’re over-emphasising bitcoin, we should broaden it out […]
June 27, 2018

Florida to Create Position for Cryptocurrency Czar, Increase Regulatory Clarity

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) revealed plans to create a statewide position to oversee the application of current securities and insurance legislation for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and digital currencies. Furthermore, ICO and cryptocurrency firms now have to register with the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR).  Wanted: Cryptocurrency Czar Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis said that he has instructed his office to create a position for a state-specific cryptocurrency czar. While the specific responsibilities for the job are still to be disclosed, Patronis made it clear that whoever is appointed will have to “oversee how current securities and insurance laws apply to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies as well as shape the future of these regulations in our state.” Florida’s move follows one from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which recently appointed Valerie Szczepanik as the Senior Advisor […]
June 27, 2018

Make Bitcoin Great Again via Viral Videos: a Tale of Two Coins

Hayden Otto has taken his enthusiasm for bitcoin as a form of currency and peer-to-peer electronic cash to new levels. He’s gone from a curious admirer to full on defender, in fact, producing two compelling videos. They’re both slick, a little tongue-in-cheek, and smuggle in some education and history without hitting viewers over the head. His mission is to make bitcoin great again, and News.Bitcoin.com caught with up Mr. Otto for an interview. Also read: Supremes Uphold Cell Privacy, Hope for Ross Ulbricht Hayden Otto Wants to Make Bitcoin Cash Again For at least two videos now, the cryptocurrency world has been entertained and provoked by a previously unknown Aussie, Hayden Otto. In his latest polemic, Mr. Otto narrates how we “live in a fast-paced world where commerce is built on the backbone of reliable tap & go transactions. A superior […]
June 27, 2018

Global Regulators Raise Concerns With EU On GDPR

Financial Regulators from North America, Britain, and Asia are seeking an urgent, formal exemption from the EU’s GDPR regulation to avoid its possible impact on cross-border investigations, including those relating to cryptocurrencies.
June 27, 2018

Authorities In Ukraine Reportedly Won’t Regulate Cryptocurrency Mining

Russian media is reporting that the Ukrainian government does not plan to regulate mining, leaving the activity in a legal grey area in the country.
June 27, 2018

Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort Wants Everyone to Sell Their Bitcoins Cheap

The Bitcoin price often sparks many different debates and opinions. To some, it is evident there will be big gains on the horizon. Others, such as Jordan Belfort, think the fun ride has come to an abrupt end. That is a very interesting stance from the Wolf of Wall Street, although it doesn’t make him right by definition. Jordan Belfort Has Interesting Opinions One has to commend individuals like Jordan Belfort for paying attention to cryptocurrency. Even though he made his money on Wall Street, Bitcoin is the new kid on the block. So far, the world’s leading cryptocurrency has seen its ups and downs. Not entirely surprising, considering all of the speculation and hype taking place in late 2017. Ever since the end of 2017, the Bitcoin price has been on the decline. This has not gone unnoticed, and […]
June 27, 2018

Malta Passes Trio of Bills as Part of ‘Blockchain Island’ Plan

Malta’s parliament has passed three bills on crypto assets and blockchain, in a big step toward its plan to become a “Blockchain Island.”
June 27, 2018

Zeroing In: Zcash Sets 2-Year Course for Better Crypto Privacy

Nearly two years after launch, Zcash is entering what could be a crucial period, one that could expand the core features of its technology.
June 27, 2018

Blockchain-Based Social Entertainment Platform to Tackle ‘Burnout’ of Content Creators

A blockchain-driven social entertainment platform is vowing to eliminate the “burnout” that content creators experience on market-leading websites #SPONSORED
June 27, 2018

VC Visionary Tim Draper: Bitcoin and Blockchain Future is Bright and will Transform Society

Crypto investor Pioneer and Author to Hold Book Signing and Fireside Chat at Crypto Invest Summit (Los Angeles, Calif) June 27, 2018–Cryptocurrency isn’t going away and will be one of the three or four major currencies in the world, says Tim Draper, an early crypto investor who will be speaking and signing books at the Crypto Invest Summit, October 22-24 in Los Angeles. Draper will discuss pioneering crypto investing and sign copies of his book, “How to be The Startup Hero: A Guide and Textbook for Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs” at the West Coast’s largest conference and expo for crypto and blockchain enthusiasts. The successful sold-out April Summit is returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center this fall with more venue space to hold the expected 5,000+ of the Who’s Who in blockchain. Draper, whose fireside chat at the inaugural […]
June 27, 2018

Apple’s Steve Wozniak Calls Blockchain a ‘Bubble,’ Thinks Bitcoin Is Still ‘Just Amazing’

Apple’s Steve Wozniak Calls Blockchain a ‘Bubble,’ Thinks Bitcoin Is Still ‘Just Amazing’ Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes that blockchain is a bubble similar to that of the dotcom era, but that it could have potential in the future, CNBCreported yesterday, June 26. During the NEX technology conference in New York, Wozniak said that the dotcom era created a similar kind… The post Apple’s Steve Wozniak Calls Blockchain a ‘Bubble,’ Thinks Bitcoin Is Still ‘Just Amazing’ appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 27, 2018

Tron Independent Group to Oversee the Initiation of the Mainnet

After months of anticipation, the TRON mainnet was initiated at 10 a.m. on June 25, a process that was completed by the Tron Independent Group (TIG). This is a community consensus-based group that was tasked with the smooth transition and which was entrusted with handling 342 million TRX tokens held by the TRON Foundation for safekeeping. It consists of 27 volunteering Genesis Representatives whose identities were kept anonymous. TIG was in charge of the network as new super representatives (SRs) replaced the genesis representatives (GRs). The Unsung TRON Heroes The GRs were selected on June 18 by the TRON community from a pool of volunteer Super Representatives. To qualify, an SR had to have a block generation rate of over 99% for at least five consecutive days. After a series of rehearsals involving the selected GRs, TRON selected the 27 with […]
June 27, 2018

Japan’s Exchanges Regulatory Turning Point: How and Why Authorities Wrested Control

Japan — once seen as a crypto-liberal haven — now has some of the most stringent and decisive regulations for exchanges
June 27, 2018

Hong Kong Securities Regulator Promises to Keep ‘Close Watch’ on Crypto Sector

The annual report from Hong Kong’s securities regulator notes risks associated with crypto, ICOs – but also includes supportive actions from the agency
June 27, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price: Negative Pressure Seeks to Push Value Below $700

The current cryptocurrency market situation looks no better than it did late last night. In fact, the current market conditions are even worse than they were less than 24 hours ago. All currencies remain in the red, and it remains to be determined if the Bitcoin Cash price can remain above $700 for much longer. Bitcoin Cash Price Concerns Rise As is usually the case when the Bitcoin price is on the decline, all alternative cryptocurrencies will follow suit. In the case of the Bitcoin Cash price, things have gone downhill for weeks on end now pushing the value closer to the $700 mark at every possible turn. It is not the way most people want to see these markets evolve, but there is little to be done about it. Over the past 24 hours, the Bitcoin Cash price has […]
June 27, 2018

Risk Flight? Bitcoin ‘Dominance Rate’ Hits 9-Week High

Bitcoin’s percentage of the crypto market is up – a sign that investors are likely switching their money from alternative cryptocurrencies.
June 27, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: Can BTC/USD Hold $6,000?

Bitcoin Price Watch: Can BTC/USD Hold $6,000? Key Points Bitcoin price struggled to gain traction and moved below the $6,200 support against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted important bearish trend line with resistance at $6,200 is acting as a barrier on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair remains… The post Bitcoin Price Watch: Can BTC/USD Hold $6,000? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 27, 2018

Bitcoin Price Increase is ‘Inevitable,’ Explains Circle’s Claire Wells

Claire Wells, Director of Legal and Business Affairs at mobile payment company Circle, believes the price of bitcoin is set to increase. She cited impending regulation as the primary reason. ‘I do think we will see an increase in value’ For some, like Circle’s Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Claire Wells, the future increase in Bitcoin’s value is obvious — especially once defined regulation comes into play. Wells told Express.co.uk: We are seeing slightly less volatility at the moment. Prices are down and trading is down but I think the price will increase again over the next few months and I think a lot of people are waiting to hear how regulation is thinking about it. Wells also told the daily national middle market tabloid newspaper that a marketwide rise in cryptocurrency prices is “inevitable,” stating: I wouldn’t necessarily want […]
June 27, 2018

Can a New Blockchain Counter the Quantum Computing Threat

Can a New Blockchain Counter the Quantum Computing Threat There has been a strong focus on the effects of quantum computing on blockchaintechnology. More specifically, there is a strong belief these developments in computing can effectively “break” the cryptography underpinning distributed ledgers. The QRL Foundation has come up with a potential solution in this regard, which is well worth keeping an… The post Can a New Blockchain Counter the Quantum Computing Threat appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 27, 2018

Coinbase Should Add XRP to Its Platform: Ripple CEO

Coinbase and Ripple have been at it for quite some time now. The two San Francisco-based companies have long been linked, with rumors of the exchange listing the token surfacing every so often. These rumors always create an excitement in the XRP community and the crypto universe in general, which more often than not benefits the price of XRP. The listing hasn’t been forthcoming, however, and XRP enthusiasts are quickly losing hope that it will happen anytime soon. This was made more apparent by the recent announcement by Coinbase that it would add support for Ethereum Classic, a fork of Ethereum which has a much lower market capitalization and which has been around for a lot less time than XRP. However, according to Ripple’s CEO, listing XRP is in Coinbase’s interest, as it would give it the chance to be […]
June 27, 2018

From Coincheck to Bithumb: 2018’s Largest Security Breaches So Far

From Coincheck to Bithumb: 2018’s Largest Security Breaches So Far On June 19, Bithumb, South Korea’s number one crypto exchange, was hacked. The attackers stole cryptocurrencies worth $30 million, making it one of the largest heists of the year so far. While the exchange has already promised to compensate its users, the damage has been done:… The post From Coincheck to Bithumb: 2018’s Largest Security Breaches So Far appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 27, 2018

US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown

US authorities have revealed that their agents had been operating undercover on the Darknet for the past year. The massive operation uncovered the true identity of over fifty vendors on sites such as Silk Road, Alpha Bay, Hansa, Dream, and more. Over 35 people have already been arrested and goods worth over $23.6 million have been sized. Also Read: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them – Bitcoin Is Hiring Regulators “One of the Largest Threats to the U.S. Financial Infrastructure” The Darknet crackdown involved multiple law enforcement forces including the DOJ, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Secret Service, the Postal Inspection Service and the DEA. The actual undercover investigation was spearheaded by HSI Special Agents who posed as money launderers on the dark markets, exchanging fiat for cryptocurrency. And the DOJ’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, working with […]
June 27, 2018

Florida Appoints Crypto Czar to ‘Scrutinize’ and Regulate Digital Currency

Florida Appoints Crypto Czar to ‘Scrutinize’ and Regulate Digital Currency The state of Florida will be bringing in a state-specific cryptocurrency czar to closely manage and regulate the technology. This follows the SEC appointing a cryptocurrency chief earlier this month. Florida Recognizes Crypto Growth Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement today… The post Florida Appoints Crypto Czar to ‘Scrutinize’ and Regulate Digital Currency appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 27, 2018

The Great Cryptocurrency Frenzy has Just Began — What Does this Mean for you?

My friend, who is an electrician, recently asked me whether he should buy Bitcoin or Ethereum The Great Cryptocurrency Frenzy has Just Began — What Does this Mean for you? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 27, 2018

From Coincheck to Bithumb: 2018’s Largest Security Breaches So Far

Here are the most crucial security breaches in 2018, from Coincheck to BitGrail
June 27, 2018

EMURGO and Indonesian enterprises look to foster Cardano blockchain applications

EMURGO, a development firm that supports and incubates ventures and works to integrate these businesses into Cardano’s decentralized blockchain ecosystem today announced a joint venture with leading Indonesian… EMURGO and Indonesian enterprises look to foster Cardano blockchain applications
June 27, 2018

Crypto Startup Uphold Moves to Become Licensed U.S. Broker-Dealer

Digital money platform Uphold is looking to become a Finra-registered broker-dealer following a new acquisition, the company says.
June 27, 2018

Contradictory Reports Emerge on Crypto Taxation in South Korea

One of the most controversial topics in the crypto industry, taxation, has yet to be settled by regulators. The industry has been kept guessing what policies regulators will eventually agree on, and with different regions and countries having very different outlooks on cryptocurrency, there is no telling what laws to anticipate. The South Korean crypto industry is one of the more advanced ones and accounts for a huge chunk of the daily trading volume, with Korean exchanges Upbit and Bithumb being among the biggest globally. However, just as with many other countries, South Korea’s crypto taxation policy is still a bit ambiguous, and recent reports from local media have done little to ameliorate this uncertainty. Conflicting Reports The South Korean government plans to treat earnings from cryptocurrencies as income and will charge a 10 percent tax on the same. This […]
June 27, 2018

South Korean Authorities Confirm There Will Not Be 10% Tax on Crypto Gains

Some days ago, there were reports saying that the South Korean governments wanted to re-categorize cryptocurrency trading profits to ‘other income,’ allowing users to pay just 10% tax. At the… Continue reading “South Korean Authorities Confirm There Will Not Be 10% Tax on Crypto Gains” The post South Korean Authorities Confirm There Will Not Be 10% Tax on Crypto Gains appeared first on .
June 27, 2018

Apple’s Steve Wozniak Calls Blockchain a ‘Bubble,’ Thinks Bitcoin Is Still ‘Just Amazing’

According to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, blockchain is a bubble that will produce good ideas only in the future
June 27, 2018

IP asset ecosystem IP.Gold moves to NEM blockchain

IP Gold, a scalable IP asset ecosystem that maximizes the monetization of digital assets through their lifecycle today announced its move from Ethereum to the NEM blockchain. The… IP asset ecosystem IP.Gold moves to NEM blockchain
June 27, 2018

FREE COURSE: Beginner Blockchain & Architecture eLearning Course

NullTX is offering our readers FREE access to premium blockchain elearning courses from Devslopes over the next few weeks. The Devslopes team currently runs a leading developer education platform with 300,000+ active students. Devslopes is producing high quality premium developer education focused primarily on blockchain. There is a massive shortage of blockchain developer training resources and the Devslopes is filling this void in the marketplace. There are 7,913 job postings on LinkedIn for blockchain developers globally. And this number will grow exponentially over the next few years. The time is now to learn cutting edge training from these world-class blockchain developers! Here is some more info about this course: This training program will cover the basics of blockchain. You’ll learn what blockchains are and where and why they are being used. You’ll then learn about some of the tech behind […]
June 27, 2018

EOS: CTO Dan Larimer Proposes to Scrap Constitution and Start Over

Just a few short weeks after the long-awaited EOS launch, its Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Dan Larimer now wants to change its fundamental constitution and replace it with a new one. Dan Larimer, founder and CTO at EOS, is proposing the removal of the current constitution of the project and replacing it with a new one according to a conversation held on the EOSGov Telegram channel. “Am I correct in understanding you’re proposing removal of the entire current constitution, and replacing it with one that only refers to arbs being able to rule on code VS intent and code vulnerabilities / hacks like DAO?” one member of the group asked Larimer, who replied “Yes.” The news caught the attention of Dogecoin creator, Jackson Palmer, who wrote: What a surprise that just 2 weeks after launching, EOS is considering scrapping its entire ‘constitution’ and […]
June 27, 2018

Malta Approves Three Blockchain, Crypto Bills in Second Parliamentary Reading

A junior minister in Malta has tweeted his excitement about Malta as the “blockchain island” following Parliament’s passing of three crypto bills in their second reading
June 27, 2018

Metaverse lightwallet now available for iOS

Metaverse, a decentralized open platform of digital assets, digital identities, and smart contracts announced their Metaverse lightwallet is now available on the iOS store. MyETPWallet is a light wallet that… Metaverse lightwallet now available for iOS
June 27, 2018

The Daily: Study Links Social Media Posts to Bitcoin Prices, New BATMs Pop Up Around the World

Quite naturally, social media comments exert influence over cryptocurrency prices but according to a new study, the vocal minority of frequent posters do not have the most influential voices. You’ll find the details in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also, a new coin will be airdropped to football fans and players at the World Cup and new Bitcoin ATMs have been installed in Russia and Africa. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: New Patents, Research Centers and a $300M Fund Social Media’s Silent Majority Moves Crypto Markets Public sentiment, expressed on social media, has the power to manipulate the value of bitcoin, a new study reveals. The recently published report by the Stevens Institute of Technology explores and verifies the effect of social networks on cryptocurrency prices, detecting a link there. Researchers claim that periods of predominantly positive social […]
June 27, 2018

VR Platform ImmVRse offers VR Entrepreneurs the Chance to be Millionaires

Blockchain-based Virtual Reality (VR) tech firm ImmVRse is building the next-generation platform for VR content sharing, allowing content creators to showcase their work to a growing audience of buyers and to be seen by potential employers. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article A desire to be recognized for creativity Latest research conducted in the UK reveals that many young children from the age of 7 to 11, are now preferring a future career in modern technology, instead of traditional careers typically forming the ambitions of young children, such as doctors or police officers. The survey, conducted by the Education and Employers charity, asked more than 13,000 UK primary school pupils to draw pictures of what they wanted to be when they grew up. Similar research conducted by travel firm First Choice produced similar startling results, with about 33% of respondents […]
June 27, 2018

US Prosecutors Seize $17 Mln in BTC, Seek 4,000 BTC More for Dark Web Dealings

U.S. prosecutors seize $17 mln in BTC, seek $24 mln more from two men on charges of dark web dealings
June 27, 2018

Bitcoin Price Risks Another Fall Below $6K, Charts Say

After yesterday’s drop, bitcoin could fall below the $6,000 mark, but will likely fare better other cryptocurrencies.
June 27, 2018

Korean Watchdog Tightens Rules on Crypto Exchange Bank Accounts

Banks in South Korea are now required to monitor all accounts held by crypto exchanges following a tightening of anti-money laundering measures.
June 27, 2018

Bitcoin Most Likely to Gain Mass Adoption, According to New Survey

The vast majority of executives and cryptocurrency investors want more regulatory clarity and see Bitcoin as being the most likely cryptocurrency to gain mass adoption, according to a new survey.  Bitcoin Most Likely to Gain Broad Acceptance More than 60 professionals, a majority of whom were investors or business executives, completed the 2018 Cryptocurrency Survey conducted by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP. The survey participants overwhelmingly see Bitcoin 00 and Ethereum 00 as the leaders of the cryptocurrency space. Despite different use-cases, Bitcoin is viewed as the most likely to gain the broadest adoption for payments as money by 43 percent of respondents, with Ethereum a distant second at 17 percent — followed by Ripple, Dash and privacy-focused coins ZCash and Monero, respectively.    However, Ethereum was considered as the best investment opportunity by 38 percent of respondents, just above the most renowned […]
June 27, 2018

My Journey in CryptoCollectibles (so far)

By Jihoz, Growth Lead @Axie Infinity In the fall of 2016 I quit my job at a recruiting startup. I found it soul-draining trying to convince bright young minds to make life decisions almost purely for financial reasons. I took some time to ponder what my next move would be. My window into the “conventional” startup market had given me concerns about the viability of many internet startups so I was a bit apprehensive about working at another one. The space seemed chock full of competition, with dozens of products for each “viable” idea. My favorite book is “zero to one” by Pieter Thiel and this made me far more interested in entering and creating new markets, rather than improving on existing products and ideas. It was during this period of existential malaise that I first stumbled upon Cryptokitties through a TechCrunch […]
June 27, 2018

Facebook Unbans Cryptocurrency Ads

Facebook is lifting its ban on cryptocurrency ads which went into effect in January. After months of evaluation, the company decided to allow some crypto ads on its platform. Advertisers must submit a request form with details of their businesses and the types of crypto content to be promoted. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Facebook Unbans Crypto Ads Facebook’s Product Management Director, Rob Leathern, posted updates Tuesday to the company’s “prohibited financial products and services policy.” In January, Facebook announced the policy to “prohibit ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency,” Leathern explained. “This policy is intentionally broad while we work to better detect deceptive and misleading advertising practices… We will revisit this policy and how we enforce it […]
June 27, 2018

Bibox Exchange invests in blockchain-as-a-service network Bezant

Bezant, a blockchain-as-a-service platform for enterprises to build dynamic services and applications on top of its blockchain network today announced a six-figure investment from Bibox Exchange, an AI-enhanced encrypted digital… Bibox Exchange invests in blockchain-as-a-service network Bezant
June 27, 2018

International Award Winning Singer Joins Blockchain Company

It looks like singers and celebrities are getting into the blockchain. It recently came to our attention that Experty.io, a blockchain based platform for experts and influencers, announced that they are bringing international award-winning singer and producer Claydee on board as an official ambassador. Claydee has topped music charts with hits such as “Hey Ma” and “Mamacita Buena” pulling in over 60 million views each. He plans to use the Experty app to connect with his fans and has deep connections in the entertainment industry. You can check out the video announcement here: CoinMarketCap: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/experty/#markets Experty: https://experty.io/ The post International Award Winning Singer Joins Blockchain Company appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
June 27, 2018

Lithuanian blockchain start-up ORCA paying salaries in crypto

Open banking consumer app creating fintech startup ORCA Alliance is paying employees in cryptocurrency. To be exact, ORCA is giving their workers the right but not the obligation to receive… Lithuanian blockchain start-up ORCA paying salaries in crypto
June 27, 2018

The EOS Arbitrator Problem: A Crypto Governance Breakdown Explained

Dispute settlement in EOS is being handled by a group called ECAF, but its role – and how it should communicate – still needs to be figured out.
June 27, 2018

US State Seeks to Confiscate $24 Million in Dark Web Bitcoin

The crackdown of vendors on darkweb marketplaces lets the U.S. government seize 4,000 bitcoins and now it wants to confiscate all of them.
June 27, 2018

MARKET Protocol partners with Bluzelle to improve crypto data storage

MARKET Protocol, a decentralized framework allowing derivative trading of all assets has announced a partnership with Bluezelle, a decentralized database service. Utilizing Bluzelle’s database solution allows exchanges, applications, and… MARKET Protocol partners with Bluzelle to improve crypto data storage
June 27, 2018

Do Crypto Trusts Save Taxes? Expert Take

Some crypto investors resort to putting their crypto in legal entities such as corporations, LLCs or partnerships
June 27, 2018

PR: International Award Winning Singer Joins Experty.io

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. It looks like singers and celebrities are getting into the blockchain. It recently came to our attention that Experty.io, a blockchain based platform for experts and influencers, announced that they are bringing international award-winning singer and producer Claydee on board as an official ambassador. Claydee has topped music charts with hits such as “Hey Ma” and “Mamacita Buena” pulling in over 60 million views each. He plans to use the Experty app to connect with his fans, and has deep connections in the entertainment industry. You can check out the video announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbbqoEuXC_U CoinMarketCap: […]
June 27, 2018

Huobi Pro Exchange to Suspend Crypto Trading in Japan

Huobi Pro is to stop offering trading services to investors living in Japan, reportedly over its lack of a license in the country.
June 27, 2018

Data Plans and a Decentralized Exchange

Blockchain Disruption is Coming to the Telecom Industry You’ve probably noticed all the people staring down at the glowing rectangles in their palms. It’s happening in business meetings, on the train, at the dinner table, and during movies. Smartphones, perhaps the most ubiquitous and universal personal technology, are making their mark on the digital age, and it’s hard not to appreciate it. Approximately 2.5 billion people own a smartphone, which is slightly more than 35% of the entire global population. However, in the most developed nations, that number easily exceeds 75%. That’s a rapid adoption rate for a product that’s been widely accessible for less than a decade. What are people doing with these smartphones? They’re keeping busy, and they’re creating a lot of data. What’s more, they’re building a lot of value for the telecom companies that facilitate this […]
June 27, 2018

Alibaba’s Cryptic Relationship With Bitcoin and Blockchain

Alibaba has shown enough interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency, but is still keeping its hands directly clean— is this more ‘blockchain over Bitcoin’?
June 27, 2018

Facebook May Soon End the Cryptocurrency Ad Ban

Facebook may be changing opinion about cryptocurrencies and its ban on ads. The main intention is to allow some advertisers to promote their cryptocurrency-related services and predicts in the platform.… Continue reading “Facebook May Soon End the Cryptocurrency Ad Ban” The post Facebook May Soon End the Cryptocurrency Ad Ban appeared first on .
June 27, 2018

‘Bitcoin is on the Ledge of Another Heavy Fall,’ Says ADVFN CEO

Clem Chambers, CEO of stocks and investment website ADVFN, believes “Bitcoin is on the ledge of another heavy fall,” but is simply following its historical pattern. Here’s why.  ‘I am expecting this summer to bring the price down’ It’s no secret that where the price of Bitcoin goes, altcoins follow — and more dramatically so. At the time of this writing, Bitcoin is down 2.15 percent over the last 24 hours. Every other altcoin in the top 10 (excluding Tether) is down between 4.51 percent and 7.52 percent. ADVFN CEO Clem Chambers believes, however, that the relationship is not one-sided, and that mining rewards for altcoins actually serve to indicate potential price movement for the market leader. “If you have a strong signal from the altcoins then you have what is going on under the hood of bitcoin,” he argued […]
June 27, 2018

Hong Kong Seeks to Widen DLT Use in Trade Finance

Hong Kong’s banking regulator is planning to widen its works on cross-border trade finance using distributed ledger technology.
June 27, 2018

Bitcoin Is An Enthusiastic Social Movement, Says Nobel Economist

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller has not been shy with his views on cryptocurrencies, referring to them as an example of “faddish human behavior” in April. The Yale professor called Bitcoin a social movement in a recent interview and said its popularity is split across different lines. Generational & Geographic Sitting down on Bloomberg TV on Tuesday, Shiller called the Bitcoin phenomenon “generational and geographic”. He mentioned how those in Silicon Valley are much more interested in the popular cryptocurrency than those on the East Coast. Shiller also referred to Bitcoin as a social movement and an “epidemic of enthusiasm,” but referenced some of the “impressive cryptographic theory” that has emerged from computer scientists who are interested in virtual currency. When asked about the ubiquitous naysayer talking point comparing Bitcoin to the tulip bubble in the Netherlands during the 17th […]
June 27, 2018

Knowing the difference between cryptocurrency and non-cryptocurrency may avoid your from booby traps

Current situation on the digital currency market is both: extremely advanced and unbelievably comical. In short, incredible demand provokes the appearance of a great abundance of cheaters. In order to… Continue reading “Knowing the difference between cryptocurrency and non-cryptocurrency may avoid your from booby traps” The post Knowing the difference between cryptocurrency and non-cryptocurrency may avoid your from booby traps appeared first on .
June 27, 2018

Nigeria Finds Bitcoin is a Way to Hedge Against its Naira

The scrappy citizens of Lagos, Nigeria are traders and can-do survivors almost by nature. Their government, however, has mismanaged the nation’s money to such a degree that it’s prone to wild devaluation swings. And while an argument could be made bitcoin too is volatile, it actually isn’t comparatively. With access to peer-to-peer exchanges such as Localbitcoins, Nigerians are revolutionizing even their traditional outdoor marketplaces, providing a financial oasis in rather dark times. Also read: Supremes Uphold Cell Privacy, Hope for Ross Ulbricht Bitcoin’s Volatility No Match For Nigeria’s Naira “I can use Bitcoin for anything now […],” Soji, a Lagos web designer told Jeremy Kirshbaum and Pelumi Oguntemehin. “It means I can invest and also pay anybody currently, except old people, I will send them bitcoin. But some people think it is a scam to deal in Bitcoin and they […]
June 27, 2018

FOMO for Dogecon: What You Missed At the Gathering of the ‘Shibes’

Dogecon, a conference about “the social layer of crypto culture”, took place last weekend and people on social media have only good things to say.
June 27, 2018

Darknet Vendors Arrested During US Undercover Operation

A nationwide undercover operation by the US Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations, DEA, and others has resulted in the arrest of over 35 vendors on the Darknet. If there’s one trope you’ll see in movies or on TV when it comes to cryptocurrency, it’s the Darknet. Hollywood loves to portray that any crypto hodler can log in and begin buying drugs or hiring assassins with ease. The reality is far different as it has been proven that less than 1 percent of all Bitcoin transactions are used for illicit activities. However, the Darknet is real, and a number of alleged vendors are now finding themselves behind bars. Massive Undercover Operation A bevy of government officials announced the results of a nationwide undercover operation targeting criminal vendors that were active on the Darknet. The main criminal activity investigated was narcotics. The […]