January 28, 2018

Radium and SmartChain release ConceptCrypt for file and idea verification

Radium Core and SmartChain Software Solutions today announced the release of ConceptCrypt, a new, end-user friendly blockchain-based file and idea verification platform. ConceptCrypt does not require any prior knowledge or interaction with Radium or… Radium and SmartChain release ConceptCrypt for file and idea verification was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 28, 2018

Report Finds Correlation Between USDT Issuances and BTC Price Moves

The Tether Report, a pseudonymously authored analysis examining the speculative assertion that bitcoin price volatility is highly correlated to the issuance of new USDT, has claimed that approximately 48.8% of bullish price movements have occurred within the two-hours immediately following ninety-one individual Tether grants. Also Read: Vouching Bitfinex and Tether’s Bank Accounts Hold Nearly $3 Billion USD Pseudonymous Author Scrutinizes Tether’s Operations The Tether Report is authored under a pseudonym comprising a long string of alphanumeric symbols – with the author attributing such to their desire not to be identified out of concerns relating to the possibility of a “backlash” in response to their findings. Tether is described as a “stablecoin” – a cryptocurrency of which the tokens seek “to maintain a stable value of one USD per Tether or ‘USDT’.” The report states that “Tether in its current incarnation is […]
January 28, 2018

Meet the ICO that Is Going To Solve a Big Problem for the Travel Industry

The travel and tourism industries are big economic drivers globally and there’s incredible upside potential in the industry for stakeholders […] The post Meet the ICO that Is Going To Solve a Big Problem for the Travel Industry appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 28, 2018

Chaos vs. Order — The Cryptocurrency Dilemma

Chaos vs. Order — The Cryptocurrency Dilemma was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 28, 2018

Using Lightning Network on the Bitcoin Mainnet Is Asking for Trouble

Bitcoin users have high expectations for the Lightning Network. It is a scaling solution unlike any we have seen to date. Faster transactions and near-zero fees are of great interest. However, current testing of this technology is not going according to plan. A couple users have reported the loss of coins due to various bugs found in the code. It’s a worrisome development, but this is why such solutions are deployed on the testnet first. Lightning Network Payment Channel Issues There is a genuine interest in exploring what the Lightning Network has to offer for average Bitcoin users. The idea of opening direct payment channels between individual parties is certainly something to look forward to. That’s because it will become possible to complete transactions nearly instantly, and fees will be kept to a bare minimum. All of this is still very far away, […]
January 28, 2018

Bitcoin’s Early 2018 Woes Written in the Stars and Moon?

Bitcoin’s Early 2018 Woes Written in the Stars and Moon? Bitcoin has prided itself on not being moved by the normal market manipulators, such as global strife and socioeconomic activities. However, there are times when it fluctuates for obscure reasons. According to some experts, the January downturn could be no surprise as he attributes it to… The post Bitcoin’s Early 2018 Woes Written in the Stars and Moon? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 28, 2018

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Recover Gains After the Coincheck Hack

Bitcoin markets and cryptocurrencies values across the board are seeing healthy rebounds after the past three weeks of price dips. At the moment there is some substantial consolidation happening, and BTC bulls are still trying to breach the $12K zone. They came awfully close last night, but failed to break the key price region. Now, during the late afternoon of January 28, 2018, the BTC/USD global market average has been hovering between $11,700-11,800 USD per coin. Also Read: U.S. Rating Agency to Issue Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Grades Wednesday Markets See Some Healthy Gains After This Week’s Exchange Hack Coincheck’s president Wakata Koichi Yoshihiro during a press conference after the hack. Another exciting week has passed in the world of cryptocurrencies as digital asset proponents witnessed yet another big exchange hack. This time the compromise came from the Japanese trading platform, Coincheck, […]
January 28, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – Can BCH/USD Recover?

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – Can BCH/USD Recover?d Key Points Bitcoin cash price has formed a support base around the $1480 level against the US Dollar. There was a break above a crucial bearish trend line with resistance at $1630 on the 4-hours chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). The pair is still… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – Can BCH/USD Recover? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 28, 2018

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Break $12,000?

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Break $12,000? Key Points Bitcoin price is slowly moving higher and is currently trading above $11,000 against the US Dollar. There was a break above a monster bearish trend line with resistance at $11,000 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from SimpleFX). The price… The post Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Break $12,000? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 28, 2018

Equity Markets vs. Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review

The highs and lows of the equity and cryptocurrency markets over the week. #MARKET_ANALYSIS
January 28, 2018

UAE crypto exchange BitOasis adds Ripple (XRP)

BitOasis, the UAE based cryptocurrency company has informed customers they will now support Ripple (XRP) trading on the BitOasis digital asset trading exchange. BitOasis users will be able to make XRP transactions beginning on… UAE crypto exchange BitOasis adds Ripple (XRP) was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 28, 2018

Ethereum Price Surpasses $1.225 as new All-time High is Just $100 Away

Ethereum Price Surpasses $1.225 as new All-time High is Just $100 Away A lot of people have been keeping an eye on Ethereum over the past few months. Ever since this altcoin surpassed a value of $1,000, the expectations have risen even higher. Right now, we are looking at an Ethereum price of nearly $1,3000,… The post Ethereum Price Surpasses $1.225 as new All-time High is Just $100 Away appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 28, 2018

Blockchain Will Make the Biggest Difference in Developing Countries

Even though blockchain technology continues to make strides in developed countries, investment bank Exotix believes that it will have the biggest effect in emerging countries. In most cases, events develop in a step-by-step process. However, in some cases, technology allows us to bypass certain steps to get us to the end goal even quicker. Paul Domjan, who is the global head of research, analytics, and data at Exotix touched on how certain technologies have the ability to skip a few steps to present end users with a solution to their original problem, as well as a host of additional benefits. According to Business Insider, Domjan discussed how the rapid increase in smartphone usage showcases this. Having a fixed telephone line in a developed country is probably a given, but this isn’t the case in emerging countries. Instead of giving citizens in […]
January 28, 2018

Lightning and Mainnet: A Look at the Protocol’s Hype, Trials, and Error

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of hyped up discussion about the Lightning Network (LN) from those who believe it will help scale the bitcoin core (BTC) protocol. The Lightning Network topic has now moved from BTC testnet experimentation to trialing LN over the currency’s mainnet using real BTC. LN development and mainnet testing is growing and people are excited about this off-chain scaling feature. However some people are still skeptical as there’s been a few reported bugs, warnings from developers, and discussion of the cost required to create and close the 781 channels currently being used on the network. Also read: George Soros: Bitcoin is Propped Up by Dictators 781 Channels and 3.6 BTC The Lightning Network (LN) is a proposed scaling solution that many hope will help cure the bitcoin core protocol’s transaction congestion and rising […]
January 28, 2018

Behind the Scenes: The Blockchain Foundation of the Scorum Sports Community

Behind the Scenes: The Blockchain Foundation of the Scorum Sports Community was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 28, 2018

When IoT meets Blockchain ❤️

Internet of Things (IoT) is creating new opportunities and providing a competitive advantage for businesses in current and new market. IoT is all about generation and analysis of data over the internet. Hence, consideration must be given to protect data all along its life cycle. It becomes imperative to manage information at all complex levels since data will flow across many administrative boundaries with different policies and intent. When IoT meets Blockchain ❤️ was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 28, 2018

Malicious YouTube Ads Mine Monero Using Viewers’ Computers

The concept of in-browser mining scripts has garnered a bit of a bad reputation over the past few months. No one likes the idea of someone else using their CPU to mine cryptocurrencies without consent. It now seems this trend is expanding via YouTube. More specifically, the video platform is displaying ads which use visitors’ CPUs to generate digital currency. It is a very worrisome development that will anger a lot of users. Is YouTube now Mining Crypto? It is evident there is growing interest in mining cryptocurrencies with someone else’s computer and computing resources. This has been going on for quite some time now, and it seems things will not be improving anytime soon. Injecting cryptocurrency mining scripts into YouTube ads is a clever trick, but it’s also one of the more worrisome developments in recent weeks. According to a recent Ars Technica […]
January 28, 2018

This Week in Bitcoin: Japan Gets Goxxed and Iota Gets Into a Tangle

For the first time in forever, this week in bitcoin was strangely subdued. No major price movements, no regulatory crackdowns and no Tether collapse. Iota got into a bit of a pickle and then blamed everyone else, as Iota is apt to do, but that’s all. Everything was uneventfully ticking over, right up until Friday, when word broke of a record-breaking hack from the Land of the Rising Sun – yes, the very same land from where the world’s previous largest hack emanated. Turns out this week wasn’t so forgettable after all. Also read: Bitcoin Futures Report Shows Bullish Sentiment Is In the Air Tangle Loving Blues Iota got themselves into a bit of a tangle at the start of the week, but thankfully they had the good grace to apologize and vowed to learn from their mistakes. Ah, who are […]
January 28, 2018

MGT Capital ends relationship with John McAfee

MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI) today announced the end of its business relationship with legendary cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee. Since August 2017, Mr. McAfee had served as Chief Cybersecurity Visionary of MGTI, guiding the… MGT Capital ends relationship with John McAfee was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 28, 2018

BitPay’s E-Commerce Plugins Now Support Bitcoin Cash Payments

Allowing more companies and retailers to accept cryptocurrency payments will not be easy. In fact, it has been rather problematic over the past few years. Payment processors such as BitPay aim to contribute in this regard by releasing convenient plugins for WooCommerce, PrestaShop, and others. These plugins have now received an update which allows users to accept Bitcoin Cash as well. BitPay Enables Bitcoin Cash Support It is always good to see plugins for popular e-commerce solutions gain more functionality. BitPay has plugins for popular solutions such as WooCommerce, WHMCS, and PrestaShop. All three options are quite popular among users who set up an online shop linked to a website. Until now, these plugins only allowed users to accept Bitcoin payments, but that situation has now come to change. It is an interesting development which will be beneficial to the cryptocurrency ecosystem as a […]
January 28, 2018

AlfaToken: Service for a New Way of Interactions – via Smart Contracts Begins ICO

New platform simplifies creating and using smart contracts. Clients without coding skills can create tokens, smart contracts and launch ICOs without having to advance costs before their ICO is complete.   Moscow, Russia — AlfaToken started the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on Monday, January 22, 2018. The innovative platform is the first that allows users to create tokens and smart contracts on different blockchains without coding skills for any kind of business relations including Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). AlfaToken is based on the popular Ethereum blockchain and uses the ERC20 Token Standard Interface. The AlfaToken team will build a web-based user interface and a set of audited smart contracts to securely create and deploy the smart contracts users have chosen. A prototype of the service was released in October of 2018. ALFA, the platform’s native validation token will be needed as […]
January 28, 2018

Blockmason announces partnership with BaseLayer to expand Japanese market

One of Japan’s leading cryptocurrency marketing agencies, BaseLayer, has announced a partnership with Blockmason. The company will assist in the launch of the Lndr app, will connect major partners to build new applications of… Blockmason announces partnership with BaseLayer to expand Japanese market was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 28, 2018

DYOR (Do Your Own Research) — Justified or Misused?

DYOR (Do Your Own Research) — Justified or Misused? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 28, 2018

Uphold Receives $57.7M Investment to Add XRP and Insure Deposits

Even though a lot of cryptocurrency enthusiasts are not too fond of Ripple or XRP, there is a lot of merit to this particular digital asset. In fact, Greg Kidd, an early Coinbase investor, is now investing in competing exchange Uphold. His objective is to ensure that the company integrates XRP as well as offers insurance to guarantee that users’ deposits are protected. It is an interesting development that will send major shockwaves throughout the industry. Uphold Receives $57.7m in Funding It doesn’t happen all that often that one individual investor decides to throw nearly US$60 million at a cryptocurrency company which already exists. When it comes to cryptocurrency trading platforms, Uphold is a name most people will not have heard of. The platform supports many cryptocurrencies as well as other assets which can be traded. One particular asset missing from this exchange […]
January 28, 2018

Ethereum Price Surpasses $1.225 as new All-time High is Just $100 Away

A lot of people have been keeping an eye on Ethereum over the past few months. Ever since this altcoin surpassed a value of $1,000, the expectations have risen even higher. Right now, we are looking at an Ethereum price of nearly $1,3000, which is rather close to the previous all-time high. It will only take a $100 nudge upward to create a new all-time high Ethereum price this year. What Comes Next for the Ethereum Price? When it comes to finding a resilient cryptocurrency capable of weathering a massive market onslaught, the choices are very limited right now. Bitcoin certainly doesn’t fix this category all too well, even though it has suffered a lot more setbacks than any other currency in existence. Ethereum is clearly quite resilient in its own right, as it has successfully absorbed the most recent […]
January 28, 2018

New Coin Will Bring 100% Cashbacks to E-commerce With a Twist

A new crypto coin, to be issued in February 2018, will bring together e-commerce, user incentives and advertising in an attempt to increase the value of its network. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article REME-Coin, developed by German startup repay.me, is a utility coin which plans to distribute a significant portion of its profits to its community. All-in-one marketplace To this end, the company is building a marketplace for new and used items. Buyers will be offered cashback of up to 100 percent of the value of their purchase. Sellers will be able to place ads on the platform to promote their products and shops. Consumer data, generated by users’ interactions with the platform, will provide marketers and advertisers with valuable insights and enhanced audience targeting capabilities. Repay.me refers to user data as to “21st-century gold” and believes it belongs […]
January 28, 2018

PR: DocCoin Announces Pre-ICO for Blockchain Protocol Telehealth Services

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. DocCoin is worldwide medical system designed on blockchain and smart contract technologies. It’s digital alternative to modern healthcare world. DocCoin aim to gather patients, doctors, insurance companies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and other parties of healthcare world into one ecosystem that will change the future of health industry. DocCoin will help patients in receiving high-quality medical services, doctors will receive additional practice to improve their skills and will get additional money for services provided, insurance companies will decrease overall number of fraud cases. Nikita Zykov, Founder & CEO of DocCoin said “We believe that DocCoin will […]
January 28, 2018

Erik Finman Isn’t Concerned About a Bitcoin Bubble or Price Decline

Contrary to what most people expect, there is a growing demand for cryptocurrencies among investors. Even though the current market sentiment may not show it, there are plenty of ways to become a millionaire with cryptocurrencies. Erik Finman, a well-known Bitcoin millionaire, claims everyone can make money with crypto. Moreover, he is convinced no one should worry too much about bubbles or lower prices as of right now. It’s an interesting train of thought, and one that has a lot of merit. Erik Finman is Still Bullish on Cryptocurrencies It is safe to say Erik Finman is a self-made millionaire courtesy of cryptocurrencies. More specifically, he invested around 1,000 euros in Bitcoin at an early age, netting close to 100 BTC. By holding onto this balance, he was eventually able to turn this 1,000 euro investment into a seven-digit portfolio. Even though […]
January 28, 2018

Why Are Portuguese Increasingly Excited About Cryptocurrency Trading: Expert Blog

Personal income tax does not apply to cryptocurrency gains in Portugal. Transactions on a foreign crypto exchange may be subject to cross-border taxes. #EXPERT_BLOG
January 28, 2018

Bitcoin’s Early 2018 Woes Written in the Stars and Moon?

With Bitcoin facing a fourth consecutive bad January some have started drawing some odd, but perhaps plausible, reasons for it. #ANALYSIS
January 28, 2018

The Most Strange ICO Ever?

When New Yorks Post’s editor Kevin Dugan visited the website of Kodak dedicated to the company’s prominent ICO he was surprised. He found that the site contained “fake pictures”, a “dummy text” and wasn’t finished. Sorry to disturb all Kodak’s fans, but this seems to be not the last pitfall in company’s attempts to survive by joining the crypto hype. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Digital photo? What is it? White paper? What is it? As Dugan reported in his article on the ICO, he contacted Kodak’s managers to obtain a comment regarding the topic, and the unfinished website was soon closed. Now it looks OK just like many sites about ICO projects do, but the failure to synchronize the announcement about the ICO and the readiness of a main marketing tool is symptomatic: the former market leader is […]
January 28, 2018

NEO Price Inches Closer to $150 as Positive Momentum Returns

All cryptocurrencies remain in the green for the being. That in itself is rather remarkable in its own way, especially when considering how the weekend is usually a period during which we see far more volatility. The NEO price is slowly approaching the $150 mark once again, which indicates there is strong momentum in place. Whether or not this is the beginning of a major NEO price boom, remains to be determined at this point. NEO Price Surges a bit It is refreshing to see all top 15 cryptocurrencies in the green on a Sunday afternoon. This doesn’t happen all that often, especially not since all markets took a massive hit in early January. We have to enjoy this positive momentum while it lasts, though, as things quickly turn around in the world of cryptocurrency right now. The NEO price […]
January 28, 2018

Lab-Grown Food Now Encompasses Meat, Poultry, Fish, and Dairy

In the world of science, there is a growing focus on creating a new type of food. Rather than growing animals for slaughter, it involves growing chicken, meat, and even fish inside a laboratory. While some people would expect this food to taste bland or even horrible, it seems the reality is very different. With meat, fish, eggs, and even dairy now coming out of a lab, an interesting future awaits. Growing Food Inside a Lab Remains Strange Most people would not see the appeal of lab-grown food over regular produce bought in a store around the corner. If people don’t know the exact origin of their food, it is doubtful few will question its nature. However, there is a clear difference between veggies and meat, for instance. The same applies to any edibles coming out of a lab, even though that’s changing rapidly. […]
January 28, 2018

Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts can Benefit From Free Technical Analysis Course on Coursera

A lot of people have an interesting in trading cryptocurrencies. Finding the right tools or course to get acquainted with […] The post Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts can Benefit From Free Technical Analysis Course on Coursera appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 28, 2018

Coincheck Hack – The Company Will Refund Investors Who Lost NEM

Coincheck, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, has been hacked on January the 26th. The company announced that they lost 523 million NEM coins (XEM) which were worth… Continue reading “Coincheck Hack – The Company Will Refund Investors Who Lost NEM” The post Coincheck Hack – The Company Will Refund Investors Who Lost NEM appeared first on .
January 28, 2018

The Bitrent Platform Will Transfer Construction to Smart Contracts

As part of the final blockade summit in Macau, Bitrent announced the successful completion of the presale and its plans for the release of the token to key crypto-exchanges. In the near future, the platform will be the first construction site of 100 thousand square meters, where they will use RFID sensors and smart contracts. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Bitrent creates the world’s first block-based platform, which allows anyone to become the owner of real estate in any part of the world. Users can invest in construction at any stage and in real time monitor the stages of work and manage processes. An investment in real estate can be of any amount, starting with 500 dollars. Bitrent  makes the process of investing in equity for commercial and residential real estate understandable, transparent and predictable for the average user anywhere […]
January 28, 2018

Bitcoin Futures Report Shows Bullish Sentiment Is In the Air

Bitcoin Futures Report Shows Bullish Sentiment Is In the Air Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets, in general, have been bearish during the first month of 2018 after many digital assets reached all-time price highs this past December. A lot of people have been following the correlation between the newly added bitcoin-based derivatives markets offered by Cboe… The post Bitcoin Futures Report Shows Bullish Sentiment Is In the Air appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 28, 2018

Crypto-Mining Malware Epidemic: 55% of Businesses Affected Worldwide, Including YouTube

Crypto-Mining Malware Epidemic: 55% of Businesses Affected Worldwide, Including YouTube Another case of “cryptojacking” was detected on YouTube and resolved by Google over the course of this week, Ars Technica reported Friday, Jan. 26. According to the report, anonymous hackers have managed to run ads on YouTube that consumed the visitors’ CPU power and electricity in order… The post Crypto-Mining Malware Epidemic: 55% of Businesses Affected Worldwide, Including YouTube appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 28, 2018

The 2018 Year of Cryptocurrency Challenge – Week 4

At the beginning of 2018, I wrote an article outlining a New Year’s resolution that I thought could help boost cryptocurrency adoption and awareness in 2018. Last week was the third installment of my Year of Cryptocurrency Challenge. Since I was at a conference last week, this week I tried to talk to people outside of work who knew relatively little about cryptocurrency. Remember, it’s not too late to start this challenge yourself. TRY TO SPEAK TO AS MANY PEOPLE ABOUT CRYPTOCURRENCY AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN This is way easier than it would have been even a year ago. At that time, everyone still thought that cryptocurrency was for the fringe of society, but now it’s becoming more mainstream. Amid the cries of “I could have gotten in before, but didn’t” and similar bemoaning, here is the best, new conversation I had this […]
January 28, 2018

Bitcoin Futures Report Shows Bullish Sentiment Is In the Air

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets, in general, have been bearish during the first month of 2018 after many digital assets reached all-time price highs this past December. A lot of people have been following the correlation between the newly added bitcoin-based derivatives markets offered by Cboe and CME, alongside bitcoin spot prices over the past four weeks. Over the last few weeks, most of the bitcoin futures contracts have been bearish as traders forecasting the recent downtrend in value ‘shorted’ the market. However, according to recent data, bitcoin-futures bets are showing that a great majority of the contracts are betting ‘long’ on bitcoin’s price — predicting that BTC’s value will be rising shortly. Also Read: Thinking of Shorting Bitcoin Futures? GBTC Bears Nurse Big Losses CFTC Report: Bitcoin Futures Contracts Are Overwhelmingly Bullish This week The introduction of the recent futures markets […]
January 28, 2018

Mesh Tech Startup BlockMesh Announces ICO For February

BlockMesh To Host Token Sale in February Mauritius-based startup, BlockMesh, has officially announced the date of its first token sale event — February 28, 2018. The company wants to change the very face of telecommunications through mesh networking fueled by the blockchain. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article In order to ready itself for the events that immediately ensue after the ICO happens in Q1 of 2018, BlockMesh has integrated the Bancor protocol into its platform which allows for instant convertibility and continuous liquidity of its Mesh Token. With Bancor’s Smart Token standard, BlockMesh users will be able to exchange the tokens they receive from the ICO immediately — without even having to wait for exchanges to list it. BlockMesh wants to build “cost free” communication networks by leveraging the mesh’s unique ability to create a dynamic network of peers […]
January 28, 2018

Crypto-Mining Malware Epidemic: 55% of Businesses Affected Worldwide, Including YouTube

Coinhive cryptocurrency mining malware has been detected in YouTube ads this week. Google claimed to have since resolved the problem. #NEWS
January 28, 2018

Why Venezuela’s New National Cryptocurrency El Petro Will Fail

Washington and legacy media are in a tizzy about Venezuela reportedly thwarting international sanctions by way of a dreaded state-backed cryptocurrency. A closer look reveals several stumbling blocks for the Bolivarian Republic: nonexistent reserves, hyperinflation, centralization, and the impossibility of actual redemption. The attempt will fail, if it’s ever rolled out, adding woes to a region plagued by years of monetary failure. Also read: Tezos Swiss Foundation Concept is “Old, Inflexible and Stupid” Venezuela’s Desperation Leads to Crypto Rice University’s Francisco Monaldi put it succinctly to Foreign Policy, “The idea that it is a currency backed by reserves is pure fiction. So you are left with a currency issued by a country in hyperinflation and in default,” dismissing out of hand the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s attempt at a state-backed cryptocurrency, the Petromoneda (Petro). Geographically, Venezuela is the envy of most countries. Sitting […]
January 28, 2018

On Tribalism in Crypto Communities

A major point of criticism since the inception of cryptocurrency has involved the community surrounding and promoting the technology. From the original anarcho-capitalists of Bitcoin, to the elitist fan groups of individual altcoins, crypto enthusiasts have, in the eyes of many, contributed to an uninviting environment for the potential new recruit. Perhaps the most prominent shortcoming of the general cryptocurrency population is the tribalistic nature surrounding certain altcoins. A number of coins embody an environment unwelcoming of, and even hostile towards, other coins and communities. While these sentiments are promoted by supporters of the coin, they are often perpetuated and rewarded by the often ill-intentioned developer team, who craft a perpetually loyal, cult-like following that is unwavering in its support for the project. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is an obvious example of such an environment. Across crypto and non-crypto social media circles alike, Bitcoin Cash supporters are often seen […]
January 28, 2018

Masked Gunmen Steal ‘Fortune’ in Bitcoin in Daylight UK Robbery

The very first UK Bitcoin robbery occurred when four armed men broke into a home and forced a crypto trader to transfer a “fortune” in Bitcoin. The meteoric rise of Bitcoin over the course of 2017 featured a number of positive effects. A lot of people made a good deal of money, and media and public interest in cryptocurrency reached new heights. However, a downside to such attention is that criminals now see physically stealing Bitcoin or money used to buy crypto as a viable way to make money. A family in the UK found this out the hard way when four armed men broke into their home and forced the husband to transfer his bitcoins. Terrifying Ordeal It’s being called the first Bitcoin robbery in the UK, and it took place in Moulsford, Oxfordshire, a wealthy enclave, during the […]
January 28, 2018

The Wait for an Independent Bitfinex Audit is far From Over

It has been a while since we last heard from the infamous Bitfinex’ed account. This particular user has posted some […] The post The Wait for an Independent Bitfinex Audit is far From Over appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 28, 2018

SGPay Allows Users to Hold Bitcoin, Credit Cards, Digital Tokens in One Wallet

SGPay, the Southeast Asia-based blockchain and cryptocurrency wallet platform, is evolving into an Android Pay-like system for cryptocurrencies, credit cards, and digital tokens. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Regions like South Korea and China have become completely cashless over the past few years. With near field communication (NFC)-enabled mobile devices, the vast majority of individuals in China, Japan, and South Korea have stopped using cash and credit cards, and started to utilize mobile wallets to purchase goods, services, and products. Last month, Brad Jones of Futurism reported that cash is merely obsolete in China as the country’s people migrated over to mobile payments from traditional forms of payment processing platforms. In 2016, the mobile payment volume in China reached $5 trillion and Hong Kong-based research firm CLSA revealed that mobile payments in China are expected to reach $45 trillion […]
January 28, 2018

Latest Zcash Ceremony Used Chernobyl Nuclear Waste

Zcash’s latest private Powers of Tau ceremony used nuclear waste in a small aircraft to generate random code, helping to ensure the network’s privacy.
January 28, 2018

Blockchain-Based Platform Becomes a B2B Disruptor

Unlike job seekers who market their expertise on LinkedIn in the hopes of landing a dream job, in the B2B world buyers and sellers don’t have a platform where they can connect with other companies to establish partnerships, get a fair shot at closing profitable deals and build trust. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Even though the B2B marketing spending in the US is worth $76 bln, companies still spend too much time connecting with potential partners. Negotiations take months before parties can agree on a contract. In the long-run, companies lose time, resources and money. The difficulty in spotting viable buyers and sellers, restricted financial transparency and inefficient B2B marketing and advertising pose challenges that should be addressed. On the verge of disrupting the B2B industry with Blockchain The conventional B2B model lacks both transparency and consistency. In […]
January 28, 2018

NIST Releases Blockchain Report for Businesses Beginners

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a blockchain report aimed to assist businesses considering adopting the technology.
January 28, 2018

The Periodic Table of Blockchain: How to Classify Tokens

Defining criteria for digital asset will move forward the whole industry and simplify the jobs of investors and regulators, says Pavel Kravchenko.  
January 28, 2018

Russia Denies Any Possibility to Ban Cryptocurrencies

Sometimes, official confirmations help to increase the trust in the cryptocurrency world, as it happens now. Russia has given signals that there is no intention to ban cryptocurrencies in the… Continue reading “Russia Denies Any Possibility to Ban Cryptocurrencies” The post Russia Denies Any Possibility to Ban Cryptocurrencies appeared first on .
January 28, 2018

The Beginner’s Guide To NEO – The Smart Economy Cryptocurrency

What is Neo? Neo, previously known as Antshares, is a non-profit Chinese Blockchain project based in Shanghai. It is known as the Chinese Ethereum, as it, too, allows the transmission… Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide To NEO – The Smart Economy Cryptocurrency” The post The Beginner’s Guide To NEO – The Smart Economy Cryptocurrency appeared first on .
January 28, 2018

New Project to Fight Deficit of Smart Contract Developers

The modern problem in the Blockchain industry seems to be the shortage of specialists. Thus there is room for a new niche- this time it’s for smart contract generation platforms. #SPONSORED
January 28, 2018

PR: Mycelium Wallet Partners with Changelly Exchange

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. Changelly, an instant cryptocurrency exchange, has partnered with Mycelium, one of the most reliable and prominent Bitcoin wallets that now goes global with multicurrency support and integrates Changelly’s API into the mobile wallet application. Being largely known as one of the oldest and reliable Bitcoin wallets, Mycelium opens up for everyone who opts for alts and tokens by integrating Changelly’s API into the mobile app. The API is deployed directly into Mycelium’s interface enabling users to switch between currencies without using the Changelly website. Since Changelly allows to exchange huge amounts, there will be an […]
January 28, 2018

Coincheck to Reimburse $425 Million to Users Affected by Hack

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck announced that it would reimburse roughly $425 million to its users affected by the recent hack. Usually when a cryptocurrency exchange is hacked, its users are out of luck. Valuable coins that have been stolen are never seen again, leaving users with empty wallets, shattered hopes, and lots of anger. However, the recent major hack of Coincheck is playing out differently as the Japanese exchange announces it will pay back $425 million to those affected by the virtual robbery. Staggering Losses The recent hack on Coincheck was huge. Overall, 58 billion yen worth (just over $533 million USD) of NEM coins were stolen, which forced the crypto exchange to shut down all withdrawals except for bitcoins. However, there is light at the end of the dark, dark tunnel. The exchange now says that it will pay […]
January 28, 2018

Japan’s Largest Consumer Electronics Chain Trials Bitcoin Payments

Japan’s largest consumer electronics retailer Yamada Denki has partnered with the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bitflyer to trial bitcoin payments. Initially, bitcoin will be accepted at two of Yamada Denki Labi stores in Tokyo, but the company plans to roll out the digital currency payment option nationwide in the future. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Yamada Denki Stores Accept Bitcoin Japan’s largest consumer electronics retailer, Yamada Denki, has announced that it has begun trialling bitcoin payments starting on January 27. This is in partnership with Bitflyer, Japan’s largest bitcoin exchange by trading volume. Yamada Denki Labi Shinjuku east exit pavillion. According to a guide published by Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo and an independent research by a Japanese investment research service, Kenkyo Investing, “Yamada Denki is the largest home appliance and electronics chain […]
January 28, 2018

Indians Expect Clarity on Bitcoin Taxes within Days

Indians Expect Clarity on Bitcoin Taxes within Days Under mounting pressure to make decisions and take steps to clarify cryptocurrency matters, the Indian government may soon shed some light on one of many unclear aspects – taxation. Local media have turned the spotlight on Budget 2018, but lots of titles end with question marks. The… The post Indians Expect Clarity on Bitcoin Taxes within Days appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 28, 2018

$530 Mln in XEM Stolen From Coincheck Can Be Traced, NEM Team Confirms

$530 Mln in XEM Stolen From Coincheck Can Be Traced, NEM Team Confirms This week, $534 mln worth of XEM, the native cryptocurrency of NEM, was stolen from a major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. On January 27, merely hours after the hacking attack was announced, developers behind NEM created an automated tagging system to track… The post $530 Mln in XEM Stolen From Coincheck Can Be Traced, NEM Team Confirms appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 28, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Supporters Prepare for the Network’s Next Six Months

It’s been six months since the inception of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, and the decentralized currency’s infrastructure continues to grow. Over the past week, there’s been many new announcements surrounding the BCH chain and its ecosystem. See also: Bitcoin ABC Developers Announce Medium-Term Bitcoin Cash Roadmap Six Months In, the Bitcoin Cash Network Celebrates a Successful Hard Fork and Address Serialization Change Six months have passed since the birth of the cryptocurrency bitcoin cash, and so far the protocol and economy continues to thrive despite the coin’s adversaries. Since the August 1st hard fork that produced the network, there’s been over 36,000 blocks mined, and the BCH chain is 8406 blocks ahead of the core chain. The Bitcoin Cash network recently had a successful hard fork which changed the protocol’s difficulty algorithm, and has kept mining profitability more consistent ever […]
January 28, 2018

Something’s Fishy: Tether, Auditor “Dissolve Relationship” According to Rumors

Reports surfaced late Saturday night that Tether and their auditor, Friedman LLP, had severed their relationship. No official statement was released and independent confirmation has not been forthcoming. #NEWS
January 28, 2018

Tether Confirms Its Relationship With Auditor Has ‘Dissolved’

The statement, provided Saturday evening, confirms the suspicions of online sleuths and is likely to raise new questions about the company’s finances.
January 28, 2018

Lawyers Are Taking Payment in Bitcoin Despite Conflict of Interest Concerns

An increasing number of lawyers are taking payment in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With many ICO startups destitute until their crowdsale, ether or tokens are often all they can offer. Rather than turn away business, some lawyers have admitted to taking payment in crypto. While increased acceptance of cryptocurrency – especially in such circles – is to be welcomed, it’s led to concerns that lawyers who are financially invested in a project may struggle to dispense impartial advice. Also read: George Soros: Bitcoin is Propped Up by Dictators Meet the Crypto-Chasing Lawyers It would be easy to assume that cryptocurrency acceptance in the legal profession is limited to a handful of fringe mavericks and libertarians, but it’s attracted a number of mainstream advocates. A recent article in Law.com (paywalled) quotes several lawyers who now accept crypto including Washington-based lawyer Carol Van […]
January 28, 2018

How Chinese Bitcoin Buyers Are Getting Around Government Ban

How Chinese Bitcoin Buyers Are Getting Around Government Ban Chinese citizens are still investing in Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market despite the government’s heavy crackdown. In September 2017, Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges BTCC China, Huobi and OKCoin were ordered by the government to shut down their businesses. At one point, executives of the three cryptocurrency exchanges… The post How Chinese Bitcoin Buyers Are Getting Around Government Ban appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 27, 2018

$530 Million in XEM Stolen From Coincheck Can be Traced, NEM Team Confirms

NEM Developers Create System to Trace $530 Million Stolen Funds From Coincheck #ANALYSIS
January 27, 2018

Coincheck To Refund All Customers Affected By Hack, Faced By Community Support

Coincheck To Refund All Customers Affected By Hack, Faced By Community Support Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has announced Saturday, Jan. 27, that it will issue full refunds to all of the 260,000 of its users who have become victims of the Friday NEM hack. The Coincheck exchange has been hacked yesterday, Jan. 26, resulting in a massive loss of 523 mln NEM coins,… The post Coincheck To Refund All Customers Affected By Hack, Faced By Community Support appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 27, 2018

Indians Expect Clarity on Bitcoin Taxes within Days

Under mounting pressure to make decisions and take steps to clarify cryptocurrency matters, the Indian government may soon shed some light on one of many unclear aspects – taxation. Local media have turned the spotlight on Budget 2018, but lots of titles end with question marks. The new financial frame is to be presented next week by the Finance Minister. Recent developments suggest that the status of bitcoin in India is likely to be determined, at least in terms of how much cream the government is willing to scoop out. Also read: Tax Loophole Closing For South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Finance Minister to Answer Many Questions Finance Minister Arun Jaitley All eyes are on minister Arun Jaitley, the Financial Express wrote, asking: “Are Bitcoins Taxable in India?”. “Can the Budget Dodge Bitcoin?”, the Economic Times is wondering, referring to his […]
January 27, 2018

Will We See a Future Bitcoin Fork Focus on Proof of Stake?

Will We See a Future Bitcoin Fork Focus on Proof of Stake? No one will deny that the conflicting opinions on how Bitcoin should evolve are quite amusing to follow. The course of action maintained by the Bitcoin Core developers raises a lot of questions and very few solutions to ongoing problems. We have seen… The post Will We See a Future Bitcoin Fork Focus on Proof of Stake? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 27, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, NEM, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 27

We tried Stellar this time. What do you say? #PRICE_ANALYSIS
January 27, 2018

Blockchain Platforms: One Chain To Rule Them All?

Blockchain Platforms: One Chain to rule them all? Everyone asks: is the world ready for Blockchain? But more importantly, is Blockchain ready for us? Cowritten by Noam Levenson Blockchain Platforms: One Chain To Rule Them All? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.