June 26, 2018

BEAT Token gets bigger, better and fitter!

Join the Initial Token Sale until July 15th 2018 The BEAT ecosystem allows data creators and consumers to share their fitness data in exchange for BEAT tokens, enabling them to build contracts in exchange for staying healthy, like a company rewarding its employees for going to the gym. BEAT allows data creators and consumers to share their fitness data in exchange for tokens, enabling them to build contracts in exchange for staying healthy, like a company rewarding its employees for going to the gym. Generated by the Ethereum Smart Contract ERC-20, the Beat Token has no minimum contribution, accepts ETH and SEPA as ways of purchase and will be listed on main exchanges upon the conclusion of the main sale. All the unsold tokens will be burned. On February 20th 2018, MySports GmbH announced the launch of BEAT Initial Token […]
June 26, 2018

Fear of WannaCry Fuels New Email Spam Campaign

In the world of ransomware, there is no such thing as a quiet day. Although the days of WannaCry attacks are long past, it seems some people are trying to bring them back. A new email blackmail campaign is sending out threatening messages in this regard, even though it has nothing to do with the actual ransomware itself. It’s an interesting, albeit worrisome development in this ever-evolving industry. WannaCry Isn’t Making a Comeback A new spam email campaign documented on BleepingComputer shows how WannaCry can still be used to instill fear in people’s hearts. It is still one of the most destructive pieces of ransomware that people have encountered. This is mainly because it caused multiple global outages on the same day, forcing victims to pay a ransom in Bitcoin. Most of the problems were resolved without any money changing […]
June 26, 2018

Australia’s Central Bank Says It’s Unlikely Bitcoin Will Succeed Down Under

A senior official at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has said that Bitcoin is unlikely to succeed in the country due to the stability of the Australian dollar. No Place for Bitcoin Dr. Tony Richards, head of payments policy at the RBA, was the one making the comments. According to Dr. Richards, he doesn’t see Bitcoin having an impact on monetary policy or the financial system in Australia, reports News.com. He said: When a country doesn’t have a credible currency, then people might look for other ones. In his opinion, the Australian dollar is a stable currency, and he stresses Australia has had low and stable inflation for the past 25 years. He added: The likelihood that we’d have significant adoption of an alternative currency seems to be pretty low. Dr. Richards has owned Bitcoin since 2014. However, he […]
June 26, 2018

UTRUST Join Forces With Pundi X in Singapore

Technological innovative has continued to shape the modern world. Most notably in recent years, blockchain technology is continually being utilised to great effect and disrupting numerous industries. In the grand scheme of things, blockchain technology is in early stages of adoption and the potential is almost limitless. However, there have been a number of drawbacks and uncertainty that has hindered a more wide scale adoption of the technology. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Two blockchain giants looking to bring blockchain to the forefront of the modern world are UTRUST and Pundi X. These two major players have joined forces to enable physical retailers to accept cryptocurrency payments. This is a massive step for two of the world’s leading digital payment platforms, who have formed a strategic partnership to build an offline cryptocurrency payment platform for mainstream adoption. About UTRUST […]
June 26, 2018

EOS Price: More Declines as Network Issues and FUD Spread Slight Panic

As was to be expected during the recent crypto market recovery, a further decline would occur sooner or later. Unfortunately for all cryptocurrency enthusiasts, that correction is taking place right now. All currencies are dropping like flies, although the EOS price is definitely taking the brunt of the assault. EOS Price Continues its Decline It was not entirely unexpected to see the EOS price decline further. Although this project has had a great run so far, the launch of its main net has not been received all that well. Multiple issues combined with a fair amount of FUD are making this project looked a lot worse than it really is. It is only natural those developments also affect the EOS price, and not in a positive manner. Over the past 24 hours, the EOS price has lost another 6.64% of […]
June 26, 2018

The Financialization of the Crypto Ecosystem Is Accelerating, Expert Take

“The reality is that cryptos are not yet ready to take over a financial system that took decades to develop”
June 26, 2018

Coinbase Complaints Highlight the Flaws of Centralized Trading Platforms

Late last week, it became apparent that a lot of people have issues with the Coinbase exchange. While it’s not uncommon for rapidly growing companies to face a few setbacks, certain issues are recurring a lot more often than others. Keeping up with customer queries can be troublesome, but for such a company, something will need to change sooner or later. Coinbase Customer Complaints Continue to Mount As mentioned last week, the SEC has received a fair few complaints regarding the Coinbase exchange. That in itself isn’t necessarily a big surprise, considering the massive growth the company has seen over the past few years. As cryptocurrencies become more popular, it is only natural that the top trading platforms would see an influx of new users. In the case of Coinbase, more users means more money flowing through the platform and also […]
June 26, 2018

4 Signs That Bitcoin is Bottoming, According to Brian Kelly

Everyone still wants to know whether or not Bitcoin has bottomed, and cryptocurrency trader Brian Kelly believes that process is underway — citing four main reasons.  Price Action and Mining Costs Brian Kelly appeared on CNBC’s “Fast Money” to share his opinions on the first and foremost cryptocurrency’s current price action, while also explaining that there are good reasons to believe that Bitcoin is finding its bottom — the first being it’s most recent price action. Kelly explained: Over the weekend we saw Bitcoin hit new lows […] and then within about 10 or 15 minutes, you had a huge ramp up — one hundred or two hundred points. That’s typically the action that Bitcoin has shown at bottoms. Going hand in hand with Bitcoin’s sharp bounce is the break-even cost for the market leader’s miners. Noted Kelly: $5900 or so is […]
June 26, 2018

Robinhood Job Ad Sparks Rumors It Will Launch Cryptocurrency Wallet

Robinhood may develop its own cryptocurrency wallet, speculators claim after the company starts search for a crypto engineer
June 26, 2018

aelf adds first tech heavyweights to all-star blockchain Innovation Alliance

aelf, the cloud computing, multi-chain blockchain network, has announced the first technology partners of the Innovation Alliance, a coalition of prominent industry players aimed at fast-tracking mainstream businesses… aelf adds first tech heavyweights to all-star blockchain Innovation Alliance
June 26, 2018

Blockchain VR Platform ImmVRse has Implications in Numerous Industries

While VR is still a nascent technology, the support behind it is overwhelming partly due to the potential it has in virtually every industry. Some of the industries affected are apparent, like gaming and entertainment, and whereas a more immersive method of media consumption is always beneficial, some other industries require a little creative thinking. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article VR Can Benefit Industries Besides Gaming and Entertainment Tourism will benefit greatly from this immersive technology. Tourism organizations will better be able to sell the experience of a destination, as VR headsets will make it seem like users are really there. Education is another industry that not many people think of but could really be leveraged within the classroom. Engaging students has always been a challenge for teachers and VR headsets could be the answer to this eternal struggle. […]
June 26, 2018

Today’s Crypto News on Asia- Jun 26th

Korea won’t insure until exchanges improve; India to release crypto ruling in July; EOS block producer drama continues What Crypto insiders are reading on Asia. Next week, I will be at the Techcrunch’s Blockchain conference in Zug from Wednesday to Friday. Guests will include Vitalik and CZ. If you happen to be there too, I would love to meet! And if you haven’t known about this before, definitely consider going now 🙂 Tweet and follow us. We will be sharing the top happenings and takeaways from the conference live on Twitter. Subscribe now Today’s Crypto News on Asia- Jun 26th was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 26, 2018

Company to Store Healthcare Data on Blockchain Platform for Simple and Secure Data Sharing

A company aims to store patients’ data on its blockchain platform. It could help enhance healthcare data safety and simplify exchanging of clinical information #SPONSORED
June 26, 2018

Six Japanese Crypto Exchanges Respond to Regulator’s Improvement Orders

Six fully-licensed Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges have responded to the business improvement orders issued by the country’s top financial regulator. Two executives have also resigned from their positions as vice presidents of the recently formed crypto exchange association. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), issued business improvement orders to six regulated crypto exchanges on June 22. Japan currently has 16 regulated crypto exchanges in total. Bitflyer, Bitpoint Japan, Btcbox, Bitbank, Quoine, and Tech Bureau received instructions to improve their crypto exchange businesses. Out of the six, only Tech Bureau has received two such orders. Crypto Exchange Association The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA), founded in March, consists solely of the 16 government-approved crypto exchanges. It was formed in response to the hack of Coincheck in order to restore […]
June 26, 2018

Shivom and SingularityNet partner to drive genomic medical research with AI

Shivom, the decentralized platform creating the world’s largest genomic data hub, today announced a new partnership with SingularityNet, the blockchain-based platform, and marketplace for Artificial Intelligence. Shivom and SingularityNet… Shivom and SingularityNet partner to drive genomic medical research with AI
June 26, 2018

Billionaire Remains Bullish Mainly in VeChain and Qtum

The Ethereum billionaire and co-founder of the famous network, Anthony Di Iorio, remains bullish on cryptocurrencies, but specially in VeChain and Qtum. Moreover, he said that Bitcoin will consistently do… Continue reading “Billionaire Remains Bullish Mainly in VeChain and Qtum” The post Billionaire Remains Bullish Mainly in VeChain and Qtum appeared first on .
June 26, 2018

PBoC Filings Reveal Big Picture for Planned Digital Currency

The continuing efforts by China’s central bank to build a fully-featured digital currency product are revealed in its many patent filings.
June 26, 2018

Privacy Is Vital to Crypto – And the Global Economy

Privacy is needed to enhance the “moneyness” of cryptocurrency. As it is, our entire global system of money has also seen its fungibility deteriorate.
June 26, 2018

Bahamian Government Mulls a National Digital Currency

There has been a lot of talk about countries issuing their own cryptocurrencies. While most of those plans have been put on ice indefinitely, it seems the Bahamas isn’t giving up on this dream. The country’s government has made it clear it wants to issue a digital currency, although it remains to be seen if this venture will prove successful in any way. A Digital Currency of the Bahamas On the surface, it is quite interesting to see the Bahamas explore the concept of creating its own digital currency. While most people have no idea how much this part of the world is struggling in terms of finance, there is a really pressing problem which needs to be resolved. Many banks have downsized in the country or taken their business elsewhere in the past few years. In terms of financial […]
June 26, 2018

Two Crypto Exchanges Introduce New Fee Models, Achieve Record Trade Volume

CoinBene and Bit-Z have jumped to the top of crypto exchange rankings after adding a “transaction fee mining” model
June 26, 2018

Blockchain-Based Aeron to Set new Standard in Aviation Safety

London based Aeron looks to make one of the most popular modes of transportation even safer. In 2017 aviation with either freight or passengers reached a capitalization of $250 billion, with 4 billion passengers and 104,000 flights annually.  By 2037, Boeing expects their fleet to double in size for both passengers and commercial cargo in order to keep up with increasing demand in this industry. While flying is one of the safest ways to travel, over 3000 accidents occur yearly still. Some of these cases are fatal, and also results in large amounts of collateral damage when planes crash. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Aeron to Tackle Common Industry Problems Aeron will make flying safer with their blockchain based platform that will tackle the most common problems in the industry of pilot training and flight school management, including thwarting […]
June 26, 2018

Bitcoin Drops to New Low Below $6,000, Market Prices Rally Slightly

The price of Bitcoin fell below $6,000 over the weekend, hitting a new low as sentiment among investors took a downward dive. New Low for Bitcoin On Sunday, the price of Bitcoin dropped to $5,826, according to CoinMarketCap, surpassing its previous low for 2018. On the 6th of February, the number one digital currency was valued at $6,048. Bitcoin has since recovered and is currently trading at $6,213, representing a 0.29 percent rise in the past 24 hours. Over the last seven days, it has dropped by nearly eight percent. Market prices across the board have also fallen in value. Ethereum is valued at $448, dropping nearly 15 percent in seven days. Whereas, fifth-placed EOS has declined by over 24.50 percent. At the time of publishing, the market cap of the entire industry is valued at $252.8 billion. A far cry […]
June 26, 2018

Pensions blockchain platform Akropolis joins Symbiotic Network by Cindicator

Blockchain powered pension platform Akropolis announced today it has joined Cindicator’s Symbiotic Network — an AI-driven global alliance of sustainable startups and companies. Membership of the Symbiotic Network gives Akropolis access to… Pensions blockchain platform Akropolis joins Symbiotic Network by Cindicator
June 26, 2018

Binance Crypto Exchange Issues Risk Warning, Keeps Trading, Withdrawals Suspended

Crypto exchange Binance is keeping trading and withdrawals suspended even as their system upgrade is complete due to a risk warning
June 26, 2018

Aphelion releases new Android NEO Mobile Wallet

Aphelion, a P2P trading exchange built on the NEO blockchain today announced the new Aphelion NEO Android Mobile Wallet. The wallet showcases a modern user interface, real-time trading… Aphelion releases new Android NEO Mobile Wallet
June 26, 2018

Lightning Network Gets 3 Beta Implementations as Adoption Spreads

The week of June 25 marked a new array of firsts for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network with acceptance rising and all three of its implementations entering beta. c-lightning, lnd And Eclair Go Beta The product of intense development, c-lightning, lightning network daemon (lnd) and Eclair formally entered beta release Monday. Commenting on the milestone, c-lightning developer Blockstream said hinted the technology would now become more straightforward for end users – a key aspect in driving acceptance. “It migrates away from the protocol used while designing the specification and toward a new architecture that is modular and extensible, to better adapt to your needs and your infrastructure,” a blog post explains. Blockstream’s beta includes a “full-fledged” wallet for c-lightning, as well as compatibility for connecting to nodes running over the TOR network. We’re excited to announce the c-lightning beta! v0.6 is a […]
June 26, 2018

Gun Industry’s Concerns Over Access to Financial Services Create Opportunities for Bitcoin

Finding new use cases for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has not been easy or straightforward. It now seems a new potential use case is on the horizon, as the gun industry is getting fed up with bankers’ attitudes. Guns and Cryptocurrency Most people will agree Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies do not have the best of reputations in this day and age. More often than not, that type of currency is associated with illicit activity, ranging from hacking to malware and even buying illegal guns or drugs on the darknet. Little has been done to change the public’s perception of Bitcoin in this regard, although new use cases for cryptocurrencies have been uncovered over the years. Bringing these illegal uses of Bitcoin over to the legal side of the spectrum could introduce some positive changes. Although it remains to be seen […]
June 26, 2018

Yahoo! Lists Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and Other Cryptocurrencies on its Report

Cryptocurrency assets are becoming more mainstream than never before. A new Yahoo! report includes a list of ‘select financial stocks,’ traditional stocks and cryptocurrency trading pairs. This is a way… Continue reading “Yahoo! Lists Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and Other Cryptocurrencies on its Report” The post Yahoo! Lists Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and Other Cryptocurrencies on its Report appeared first on .
June 26, 2018

New institutional-grade cryptocurrency exchange Archax plans launch

Archax, a new institutional-grade exchange for trading crypto/digital assets announced its arrival today. The venture is based in London and is being built using existing, proven, resilient, scalable,… New institutional-grade cryptocurrency exchange Archax plans launch
June 26, 2018

Australia, New Zealand Central Banks Don’t Plan to Issue Own Cryptos

Bitcoin is “fascinating” but “inefficient,” Australia’s central bank has claimed as both it and neighboring New Zealand take a hands-off approach to their own tokens
June 26, 2018

Weekly Blockchain Industry Report(10th Issue) 2018.6.16-6.22 OK Blockchain Capital

Daren Kong Transalated by Billy Lau Market Overview The past week’s daily average global market capitalization of cryptocurrency was $283.2 billion and the daily average transaction volume was $12.24 billion, indicating a decline of 6.98% and 20.93% respectively. The daily average market capitalization of the top five cryptocurrencies decreased by 5.17% from the previous week. EOS has experienced the greatest price decrease in the past week with a low of $10.18, a decrease of 6.09%. BCH on the other hand experienced a 6.56% price increase. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article     Data source:coinmarketcap Of the top 10 cryptocurrencies that increased, 60% of the tokens were of the vertical industrial application vertical. Also, Fantom of the public chain and protocol vertical experienced the greatest increase in price. Ranking Project Token Field Brief description Trading amount(24h) Token price Increase/7d 1 […]
June 26, 2018

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: New Patents, Research Centers and a $300M Fund

While short term investors and speculators might not be in the best of shape right now, the long term development of the ecosystem is still advancing on pace. Companies and institutions are continuing to invest time and money for furthering cryptocurrency research as can be seen by the stories featured in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Alleged Fraudster Arrested in China Over $15M Mining Hardware Con Preventing the Next Mt. Gox Nchain, the BCH-focused R&D firm, has announced the issuance of its second patent by the European Patent Office, entitled “Determining a common secret for the secure exchange of information and hierarchical deterministic cryptographic keys.” This Deterministic Key Generation technique is said to provide for improved secure communication between a pair of nodes, while being able to keep their private keys secret. The company explains that it […]
June 26, 2018

2 APAC Nations Have Ruled Out Central Bank Digital Currencies

The central banks of both Australia and New Zealand have said they do not plan to create their own digital currencies – at least for now.
June 26, 2018

Bitcoin Price Building Relief Rally, But Resistance Hurdles Await

Currently trading sideways, bitcoin still looks set for a corrective rally as long as prices remain above $6,000.
June 26, 2018

What World Leaders Think About Crypto, and How They Want Decentralization to Bolster Centralised Power

These 10 world leaders talk about crypto, but only insofar as they can make it work for them
June 26, 2018

A New Business Model Is Shaking Up the Crypto Exchange Rankings

The recently introduced, and controversial, “trans-fee mining” revenue model is starting to change the cryptocurrency exchange landscape.
June 26, 2018

ING: Interest in Cryptocurrency Expected to Double (At Least)

According to new research from Dutch multinational banking and financial services giant ING, interest in cryptocurrency is expected to double.  The interesting findings come from the “Cracking the Code on Cryptocurrency” portion of its sixth annual ING International Survey Mobil Banking. The International Survey spans almost 15,000 people across 13 European countries, in addition to the United States and Australia. Huge Growth Potential When examining the study’s findings, it is clear that interest in cryptocurrency is expected to grow — potentially “more than double.” Notes ING: Sixty-six per cent of people in Europe say they have heard of cryptocurrency. Fewer than one in 10 (9%) own it. An additional 16 per cent say they expect to own it in future, which suggests uptake could more than double. Considering a third of those in Europe (34%) have not yet heard of cryptocurrency […]
June 26, 2018

Is Binance Coin (BNB) The Safest Crypto Investment in 2018?

Considering the crypto market’s volatility and the sheer numbers of new altcoins, it’s no wonder that spotting the next big cryptocurrency worthy of investment is nothing short of a challenge… Continue reading “Is Binance Coin (BNB) The Safest Crypto Investment in 2018?” The post Is Binance Coin (BNB) The Safest Crypto Investment in 2018? appeared first on .
June 26, 2018

Gramatik Lays Down Funky Crypto, Netflix Sucks

Electronic music futurist, Gramatik, released a groundbreaking song and accompanying video, highlighting the development of money. With all the trash in popular culture when it comes to cryptocurrency (drugs, terrorism, etc.), his ‘Future Crypto’ is a welcome respite. Speaking of trash, Netflix greenlights Vox’s horrible episode five in its first season of ‘Explained,’ where it falls prey to every mainstream cliché. Also read: Supremes Uphold Cell Privacy, Hope for Ross Ulbricht Gramatik Sets the Bar High with ‘Future Crypto’ Sometimes in the crypto space, there’s a tendency to make every aspect of it a goddamn joke. Jokey videos. Jokey songs. Jokey memes. Why take this stuff seriously? Isn’t it just magic internet beans! Irreverence has become tiresome. Some of us are here for the art as well as thumbing our noses at The Man. And when math is done about […]
June 26, 2018

Banks Are Trying to Launch Crypto Assets with R3 Tech

Stealth project Cordite, led by the Royal Bank of Scotland, promises the equivalent of an ERC-20 token standard for R3’s open-source Corda platform.
June 26, 2018

Can the ILP Prove to Be a Worthy Alternative?

There is no doubt that 2018 is the year of the blockchain. After riding in on the coattails of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology has asserted itself as the preeminent technological innovation of our generation. For a time, its prowess was overshadowed by the stunning spike in cryptocurrency values, but, in a gratuitous twist of fortune, cryptocurrencies have dropped in value by nearly 2/3 since the start of the year. Meanwhile, people can’t seem to say enough good things about the blockchain. From the U.S. Congress to perennial crypto-skeptic Jamie Dimon, everyone seems to love the blockchain. The New York Times even concluded that it will be “more valuable than Bitcoin.” Already, that prediction is playing out. In just the first half of 2018, there have already been nearly 500 new blockchain platforms launched using the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) format. With […]
June 26, 2018

PR: Vestchain Starts Airdrop

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. Nowadays there are many challenges inherent to the existing blockchains. Among them the following main problems may be distinguished: • Low capacity level caused by permanent data calculation. • Progressively growing blockchain data volume, which in its turn causes troubles when there is a full synchronization. • High transaction costs. We are glad to present you the VestChain Project, the representatives of which claim they can contribute to solving the problems stated above. VestChain is a tree-like blockchain ecosystem, made of branches and multi-dimensional blockchains, the aim of which is to connect all the blockchain […]
June 26, 2018

Bitcoin Price ‘Pretty Good Right Now,’ Says Blockchain Capital Partner Spencer Bogart

Blockchain Capital partner Spencer Bogart is “super bullish on crypto right now,” but admittedly thinks bitcoin price could still fall further — due, in large part, to forced selling from new cryptocurrency funds.  ‘Forced Selling’ Spencer Bogart has provided another reason for the prolonged bear market, and one which many retail investors may not have considered previously. According to the Blockchain Capital partner, many of the new hedge funds which popped up during the cryptocurrency boom in 2017 are “hitting their one-year lock up” — meaning liquid providers are looking to sell during a time when the market has been, for lack of a better term, ‘rekt.’ Bogart told CNBC‘s “Fast Money” on Monday: If we go back to the summer of 2017, when crypto prices were booming, there was about a 100, 200, maybe 300 new crypto hedge funds that […]
June 26, 2018

How Crypto Ad Bans can Benefit Ad Networks

These days, it’s becoming more challenging for founders of cryptocurrency startups to promote their business. They can no longer rely on social media platforms to promote their business because they… Continue reading “How Crypto Ad Bans can Benefit Ad Networks” The post How Crypto Ad Bans can Benefit Ad Networks appeared first on .
June 26, 2018

Lendingblock and QUOINE partner to share liquidity and access to financial services

Lendingblock, an institutional platform for collateralized digital asset lending today has formed an official partnership with global fintech and crypto company QUOINE. The partnership will see the QUOINEX… Lendingblock and QUOINE partner to share liquidity and access to financial services
June 26, 2018

CoinEx adds new Ether markets and ERC20 tokens

CoinEx, a digital coin exchange founded by CEO of ViaBTC Haipo Yang has announced the release of some new Ether (ETH) markets and also the addition of more… CoinEx adds new Ether markets and ERC20 tokens
June 26, 2018

Exchange Leak Puts $620K Worth of Customer Crypto At Risk

A new exchange from South Korea leaked critical information about 19 of its users, potentially putting some $620,000 worth of cryptocurrency at risk.
June 26, 2018

Japan Wants to Scrap Its Progressive Crypto Tax Rate

Cryptocurrency traders in Japan currently can be taxed as high as 55% on their profits. However, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Taro Aso, wants to change how crypto transactions are taxed, from a progressive rate to a uniform rate. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Aso Wants to Change Crypto Taxation The Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Taro Aso, said at the Upper House budget committee meeting on June 25, as reported by Reuters: The profits gained by virtual currency transactions should be changed from current ‘miscellaneous income’ to ‘declaration separate taxation.’ Currently, capital gains from crypto transactions are taxed as miscellaneous income. Accounting software company Freee described, “Miscellaneous income is subject to comprehensive taxation, and the tax rate is decided according to the amount combined with other income such as salary income.” The National […]
June 26, 2018

A Long-Secret Bitcoin Key Is About to Finally Be Revealed

A long-held bitcoin secret is about to come out – and for good reason – but it could cause problems for older altcoins.
June 26, 2018

Crypto Regulation a Top Priority for World Governments

With the recent rise in mainstream popularity of cryptocurrencies and the ever-present allegations of cybertheft and market manipulation, it has become a top priority for governments to put a lid on the madness. Crimes Without Consequences The very nature of cryptocurrencies and decentralized, autonomous systems pose a serious threat to the current structure of the global economy, but a more imminent issue in the eyes of world governments is the threat to the security of the average investor. Between hacks on major exchanges like Bithumb, attacks on the individual cryptocurrency networks such as ZenCash, and phishing attacks on just about every popular crypto site, the world has seen an unprecedented number of cybertheft incidents as a result of the cryptocurrency craze. Investors who fall victim to these crimes are, more often than not, left with no one to hold accountable […]
June 26, 2018

South Korea: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Having Problems Getting Insured

One vital necessity for a business is insurance. However, cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea are finding it extremely difficult in finding insurers due to recent hacks. Ask any person who owns a business about the importance of insurance, and they’ll give you a litany of reasons. Insurance is a bulwark against theft, natural disasters, someone slipping and falling, and a host of other potential problems. Cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea know the importance of being insured, but they’re having a devil of a time getting any. Insurance Denied Currently, there are four cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea that have insurance. Upbit currently has a policy worth up to $4.49 million for “liability for damages of personal information leakage.” The three other exchanges (Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit) have a liability limit of $2.7 million. The Korean Blockchain Association had been in […]
June 26, 2018

A Character Called Bitpico Thinks He Can Stress-Test the BCH Network

This Sunday news.Bitcoin.com reported on a community-driven Bitcoin Cash network stress test taking place this September. However, allegedly another stress test is in the works with malicious intent, according to a lesser known developer named Bitpico. The anonymous person claims the attack has already started, and emphasizes his blitz of spam will amplify over time.   Also read: Taiwan’s Financial Regulator to Conduct Limited Oversight of Cryptocurrencies An Anonymous Person Claims to Have the Power to Take Down the Bitcoin Cash Network With His Homemade Spamming Payloads An anonymous developer is threatening to strike the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network with a series of spam attacks that he believes will be powerful enough to hurt the network. The developer had spoken to people about his attempt not long ago, but on June 22 Bitpico said the onslaught has started and believes […]
June 26, 2018

0xcert: Confirmation of Ethereum ERC-721 finalized before ICO

0xcert, the protocol for non-fungible tokens running on ERC-721 is opening its ICO doors in a few days. Learn how you can help support the building of the… 0xcert: Confirmation of Ethereum ERC-721 finalized before ICO
June 26, 2018

Binance (BNB/BTC) Technical Analysis for 06/26/2018 – Double Top Breakdown?

Binance formed a double top pattern on its 1-hour time frame, signaling that it’s done with the climb. Price already broke below the neckline at 0.00240 and has since pulled up for a retest. If resistance at this former support level holds, price could fall to the Fibonacci extension levels next. The 38.2% Fib extension is close to the 0.00230 level while the 50% extension is closer to the swing low at 0.00220. Stronger selling pressure could take it down to the 61.8% extension at 0.00219 or the 78.6% extension at 0.00213. The full extension is located at 0.00204. The 100 SMA is crossing below the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is now to the downside. This means that there’s a good chance for the selloff to gain traction. These moving averages could also […]
June 26, 2018

Why this cryptocurrency may have a good future ahead of it

Stellar Lumens stands out from a lot of cryptocurrencies Why this cryptocurrency may have a good future ahead of it was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 26, 2018

US Official Says ‘Congressional Attention’ Needed on Privacy Cryptos

U.S. Secret Service are looking at privacy-centered cryptocurrencies.
June 26, 2018

EU Adopts New AML Directive to Combat Cryptocurrency Crimes

The European Union recently adopted a new anti-money laundering (AML) directive specifically targeting cryptocurrencies. It is the fifth AML directive of the EU, and aims to detect, investigate, and prevent financial crimes in the region. Details of the Directive The directive tagged “Directive (EU) 2015/849” allows Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) to access cryptocurrency wallet information. These security agencies will be able to identify the owner of a cryptocurrency address, based on this latest policy. A portion of the directive reads: It is therefore essential to extend the scope of Directive (EU) 2015/849 so as to include virtual currency exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers. Competent authorities should be able to monitor the use of virtual currencies. This would provide a balanced and proportional approach, safeguarding technical advances and the high degree of transparency attained in the field of alternative finance […]
June 26, 2018

Cybercrime Firm Warns of Rising Reports of Fake WannaCry Ransomware

Cybercrime Firm Warns of Rising Reports of Fake WannaCry Ransomware Cybercrime involving cryptocurrencies is on the rise. Today, the U.K.’s national reporting center for fraud and cyber crime, Action Fraud, has issued warnings about a new phishing campaign using the infamous WannaCry ransomware. Increase in Ransomware Action Fraud claimed last Friday that it had already… The post Cybercrime Firm Warns of Rising Reports of Fake WannaCry Ransomware appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 26, 2018

On the web big players are holding small fish hostage with revenue

On the internet, the big fish swallows up the small fish. As hard and unfair as it may sound, but this is the truth of the modern world wide web. The web was supposed to liberate us and make us free to create, converse and share, but now it is the big internet industry titans that dictate terms and conditions. Recently YouTube has change the rules of their game as well. In January 2018, Business Insider reported how anyone who has less than 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watchtime will not be able to make money from YouTube advertisements. They reported, “This cuts out lots of smaller YouTube creators who are big enough to make money from ads, but can’t meet those targets.Many small creators have discovered they will be demonetized from February because they won’t meet the standards, and […]
June 26, 2018

Ukrainian Authorities Are Not Planning to Regulate Crypto Mining

Ukrainian authorities have no plans to introduce cryptocurrency mining regulations, according to a local regulator
June 26, 2018

Chief Trader Says Bitcoin Price Will Fall to $5,000 by End of Summer

Following the current Bitcoin price can be exhausting as the coin dances around the $6,000 mark. Chief trader Jordan Hiscott says that the pain will get worse as Bitcoin’s value will drop to $5,000 by summer’s end. It seems that 2018 is just one long rollercoaster ride where the value of Bitcoin just continues to drop. The last month has seen the cryptocurrency drop from over $7,500 to hit a new 2018 low on Sunday. While the coin flirts with $6,000, Jordan Hiscott, the chief trader at Ayondo Markets, says to brace yourself for further lows. Summer of Pain While summer is the season of fun for most people, it’ll likely be a season of frustration for hodlers. Hiscott says the Bitcoin price will continue to drop as the temperature heats up. Speaking to the Express, he said that cryptocurrencies […]
June 26, 2018

a16z sets up $300 million venture fund to invest in crypto companies

Today, Andreessen Horowitz (known as a16z) a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz announced the launch of a16z crypto, a $300… a16z sets up $300 million venture fund to invest in crypto companies
June 26, 2018

Blockstream releases c-lightning 0.6 for Bitcoin Lightning Network

Blockstream, a leading developer in blockchain and financial cryptography announced that the team has released version 0.6 of c-lightning, a Lightning Network implementation in C. The c-lightning implementation is… Blockstream releases c-lightning 0.6 for Bitcoin Lightning Network
June 26, 2018

BitMEX will list TRON September 2018 futures contract

As of Tuesday, June 26th, BitMEX, the bitcoin, and cryptocurrency derivatives exchange announced they will be listing a BitMEX TRON / Bitcoin 28 September 2018 futures contract, TRXU18… BitMEX will list TRON September 2018 futures contract
June 26, 2018

BotChain continues partnership growth with additions of Passage AI and SEED

BotChain, the universal ledger for verified bot registration on the blockchain, announced partnerships with Passage AI and SEED. All three organizations share a common goal: heightening trust, transparency,… BotChain continues partnership growth with additions of Passage AI and SEED
June 26, 2018

IT Security Company Partners With Exchanges and Wallets to Block Usage of Stolen Crypto

A Singapore-based blockchain security company has developed a crowdsourced threat intelligence platform to protect digital wallets and exchanges from hackers by collecting, sharing and analyzing scams, hackings, and fraud data #SPONSORED
June 26, 2018

BIS Economic Adviser: Cryptocurrencies Should Be Considered Securities

The Bank for International Settlements’ economic adviser Hyun Song Shin says that digital currencies should be considered securities
June 26, 2018

Lithuania’s Strong Cryptocurrency Market Raises Money Laundering Concerns

The northeastern European country of Lithuania has experienced a boom in cryptocurrency that has been supported by a liberal approach towards regulations in the space. Now, this intense interest in the country’s virtual currencies space is stoking fears of money laundering from the Russian criminal underground. Pushback Against Illegal Money from Russia According to a report on Politico, Marius Jurgilas – a board member of the Bank of Lithuania –  discussed concerns that the Baltic state has with money pouring into its economy from Russia. Jurgilas stated that having an influx of murky capital from Russia is not in line with Lithuania’s national interests and that they have repeated their calls for investments that aren’t predominantly from Russia. We are constantly reminding everyone about the risks … ‘I don’t want to see 70 percent of your investors in your ICO coming […]
June 26, 2018

Challenger Bank – Monaize – Brings Blockchain Technology In-House to become a Truly Hybrid FinTech Player.

Some of our readers who were around in the crypto space at the end of 2017 may remember Monaize, an e-banking platform for freelancers and SMEs. Since then they have developed their in-house blockchain technology for their ICO and a crypto wallet for their ICO investors. These are the first steps of the “Banking meets Blockchain” journey. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Open, Collaborative Banking. Monaize was founded in January of 2017 with a focus on using innovative technologies to empower entrepreneurs by making business banking seamless. At its core, Monaize is a business current account which comes with a Black Business Mastercard (currently available to owners of registered businesses in France). However with their open ethos, the platform will articulate around 4 key pillars; payment solutions, financing, collaborative & ethical investments, and business insurance. This will be done […]