January 26, 2018

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: Bitcoin Won’t be a ‘Permanent Feature’ in Finance

A Nobel-prize winning economist has spoken out against bitcoin again, arguing that it won’t be a ‘permanent feature’ in the […] The post Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: Bitcoin Won’t be a ‘Permanent Feature’ in Finance appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 26, 2018

RailBlocks skyrocketed and now it’s Byteball’s turn

On 1st December 2017, the price of RaiBlocks was $0.21 and by 2nd January it had increased to $34, that’s an enormous 150-fold growth. This is an incredible appreciation in a single month. The key to success is the use of the new DAG technology that has gained the attention of many investors. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Now the eyes of investors and enthusiasts from the crypto world are on Byteball, a currency that also uses revolutionary DAG technology instead of an obsolete blockchain. Byteball has recently been mentioned in an article on Forbes. Byteball’s worth is already increasing. The first buying wave began when the price in December was $250, these days it has reached $1140. The Byteball team has been reinforced with new member Eli Taranto joining as PR and Marketing director. He has a strong […]
January 26, 2018

Mobile App Robinhood to Launch Zero-Fee Cryptocurrency Trading

The famous stock trading app Robinhood will allow users from different states to trade cryptocurrencies with zero-fees. In a recent blog post uploaded by the company, the team has announced… Continue reading “Mobile App Robinhood to Launch Zero-Fee Cryptocurrency Trading” The post Mobile App Robinhood to Launch Zero-Fee Cryptocurrency Trading appeared first on .
January 26, 2018

Crypto Exchange Coincheck Abruptly Halts Withdrawals

Major Japanese exchange Coincheck has announced the suspension of a number of services today, including all cryptocurrency withdrawals.
January 26, 2018

Brisbane Airport to Launch In-Terminal Cryptocurrency Payments

Australia’s Brisbane Airport is to roll out digital currency payments within the terminal shopping area.
January 26, 2018

Twitter Reacts to Crypto Fear-Mongering at Davos WEF

Social media influencers have reacted strongly to a wave of negative sentiment at the World Economic Forum in Davos. #ANALYSIS
January 26, 2018

Malta Extends Scope of Proposed Virtual Currency Regulations

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has published a ”feedback statement” regarding its proposal for regulatory guidelines governing collective investment schemes involving virtual currencies (VCs) operating in the European archipelago nation. The statement has been issued following a consultation period from the 23rd of October 2017 to the 17th of November – in which the MFSA sought to gain feedback from Malta’s citizenry and private sector regarding the proposed regulations. Also Read: Vouching Bitfinex and Tether’s Bank Accounts Hold Nearly $3 Billion USD Malta Provides Greater Clarity Regarding Proposed Cryptocurrency Regulations The MFSA, Malta’s financial regulator, has published a “feedback statement”, following consultation regarding “proposed regulation[s]” for “collective investment schemes investing in virtual currencies.” Malta’s regulator states that “The main proposals introduced” sought to safeguard “the interest[s] of investors and the integrity of the financial market in the context of virtual […]
January 26, 2018

Bitcoin Price Seeks Direction as Trading Range Narrows

Bitcoin’s price range continues to narrow, but a big move on either side could happen soon, the technical charts suggest.
January 26, 2018

Headline: CoinLoan ICO Reaches Major Milestones as it Launches MVP and Enables Direct Fiat Investment

Fintech startup releases the first version of its peer-to-peer lending platform that facilitates cryptocurrency-backed loans. Peer to peer fintech startup, CoinLoan, recently rolled out the first version of their revolutionary peer-to-peer lending platform. Investors were thrilled with the results (try it for yourself here), and are eagerly awaiting the end of the ICO and listing on exchanges soon after.   The CoinLoan team was excited to finally unveil what they’ve been working on over the previous months. “It’s an exciting breakthrough to finally give our community access to the first version of the interface of our lending platform.” said Alex Faliushin, CoinLoan’s CEO. “We think this demonstrates to our community just how close we are to launching our business and delivering significant, tangible value to them”. After obtaining a financial license and surpassing their soft cap, CoinLoan has cleared every […]
January 26, 2018

Coincheck Halts Operations Amidst Hacking Rumors After $723 Million Withdrawn

One of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has halted all withdrawals amidst rumors of a large-scale hack. Ripple worth $123 million was withdrawn from its wallet on Friday January 26 along with a single withdrawal of 500 million NEM, with the altcoin’s foundation president Lon Wong then tweeting “It’s unfortunate that coincheck got hacked. But we are doing everything we can to help.” Upon news of the alleged hack surfacing, the price of NEM dipped sharply, leaving it down 19% in the past 24 hours. Also read: Russia Finalizes Federal Law on Cryptocurrency Regulation Media Gather at Coincheck HQ Media start to assemble outside Coincheck’s offices. As media gather outside Coincheck’s Tokyo HQ, onlookers are trying to work out what’s happened to the exchange. The first signs that something was amiss emerged after $123 million of ripple was withdrawn as well as […]
January 26, 2018

Wall Street Vets Raise $50 Million for Crypto Fund of Funds

Sia Nader’s Cryptolux, a cryptocurrency fund-of-funds, aims to take advantage of lessons he drew in the 2008 crash – including the value of humility.
January 26, 2018

Chinese Finance Association Cautions on Overseas ICOs and Crypto Trading

China’s National Internet Finance Association, a self-regulatory group, has warned against participating in overseas ICOs and cryptocurrency trading.
January 26, 2018

Katy Perry Showcases Her Crypto Claws

Katy Perry is the latest celebrity to jump on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, recently posting an image of her crypto-inspired nails. You know a particular thing has hit the mainstream when you see celebrities flocking to be associated with it. In their never-ending quest to stay in the public eye and remain relevant, they’ll glom onto the latest trends and hold on for dear life. The latest example is Katy Perry, who has definitely jumped onto the Bitcoin and digital currency bandwagon. She recently posted an Instagram image of her cryptocurrency-themed nails. A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Jan 25, 2018 at 12:49am PST Bitcoin Going Hollywood In her Instagram post that’s captioned “$—CrYpTo ClAwS—$,” Katy Perry sports some eye-catching fingernails. Her nails are embossed with the symbols of some of the most popular cryptocurrencies out there. Naturally enough, […]
January 26, 2018

XRP Price Dips Below $1.20 Ahead of Difficult Weekend

With all cryptocurrency markets in the red once again, it is evident things aren’t looking all that great heading into the weekend. The XRP price has taken another big hit over the past 24 hours, resulting in an 11.11% decline. With a current XRP price of $1.18, it will be interesting to see if we will see $1 before a return to $1.25. There’s no reason to think things will get out of hand in any significant manner, though. Another bad day for the XRP Price Whenever the Bitcoin price takes a big hit, all other currencies will suffer eventually. Not just because these currencies lose in ratio against BTC itself, but also because their USD value can effectively drop by double-digit percentages rather quickly. In the case of the XRP price, we have witnessed a decline from $1.65 to […]
January 26, 2018

Robinhood Smartphone Trading App Adding Bitcoin and Ether

Popular smartphone app Robinhood announced it will begin to allow users to trade bitcoin next month, and without transaction fees. Until now, online retail brokerage platforms have been careful about dabbling in bitcoin by way of futures contracts, preferring not to deal directly in cryptocurrency. The young app is ready to try a loss-leader model in what some consider the future of money.  Also read: Tezos Swiss Foundation Concept is “Old, Inflexible and Stupid” Robinhood Gets Crypto Cofounder Vlad Tenev of the Robinhood trading app urged: “Cryptocurrencies have become the first foray into investing and financial services to a large number of people,” he told Evelyn Cheng. “Now it’s become more and more clear [that bitcoin is an] investing asset. We will connect to many exchanges, up to a dozen or more, over the next several months. We want to break […]
January 26, 2018

Chinese Initial Coin Offering Ban May End In 2018

Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have been hardly punished in China with regulations. But apparently, new regulations prepared for 2018 would end the ban over ICOs. The information has… Continue reading “Chinese Initial Coin Offering Ban May End In 2018” The post Chinese Initial Coin Offering Ban May End In 2018 appeared first on .
January 26, 2018

ICE Exploiting Blockchain to Expose Crypto Use in Drug Trafficking

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is working to expose transactions made by drug traffickers using cryptocurrencies to hide their trails.
January 26, 2018

Coinbase, Exchanges ‘Won’t Run’ Lightning Network – Andreas Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos has said he doesn’t expect regulated exchanges such as Coinbase to run the Lightning Network as it gains mainstream acceptance. ‘Their KYC Fell Apart’ In comments on the first episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! in 2018, the educator said AML/KYC obligations exchanges face are incompatible with the nature of Lightning, which recently launched a limited yet rapidly-growing mainnet implementation. The upgrade to the Bitcoin network promises vastly reduced transaction times and fees, yet its tentative 230-node launch is still experimental, with various parties warning users not to use it until suitable advances have been made or face losing money. “I don’t think Coinbase will run Lightning, and I think there are many reasons why we’re not going to see regulated exchanges run Lightning Hubs,” ANotonopoulos told host Adam B. Levine earlier this week. Lightning network has quickly grown […]
January 26, 2018

Russia Finalizes Federal Law on Cryptocurrency Regulation

The Russian government is in the process of finalizing the federal law for the regulation of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. The draft law has now been officially published. It regulates the creation, issuance, storage, and circulation of cryptocurrencies. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Legal Crypto Definitions The Russian government has officially published the draft federal law entitled “On Digital Financial Assets” which regulates cryptocurrencies in Russia. This draft law was introduced by the country’s finance ministry at the end of December. It was followed by much discussion and amendments to the bill before it was finally released to the public on Wednesday. Article 5 of the document states that “This federal law shall enter into force 90 days after the date of its official publication.” According to the document: This federal law […]
January 26, 2018

PR: Genie Financial Services ICO Adds Cryptocurrency Heavyweight David Drake and Other Experts to Its Advisory Board

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. Crowd Genie Financial Services Pte Ltd (“Crowd Genie”), an operator of a Peer-to-Peer (“P2P”) lending platform licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”), looking to build an Asia-wide exchange of financial assets through its related entity CGSPV Pte. Ltd., today announced the appointment of a new board of advisors ahead of its Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”) public sale on 1 February 2018. Joining the Crowd Genie advisory board is David Drake, Founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital, who is also a global pioneer in the cryptocurrency industry and has written for more than 100 […]
January 26, 2018

Blockchain Powered VR Ecosystem MARK.SPACE Revolutionizes Idea of VR by Eliminating All Existing Barriers

MARK.SPACE, a social interaction platform that utilizes the VR and 3D technologies, is looking to make VR accessible to all social layers in full functionality with the incorporation of blockchain.… Continue reading “Blockchain Powered VR Ecosystem MARK.SPACE Revolutionizes Idea of VR by Eliminating All Existing Barriers” The post Blockchain Powered VR Ecosystem MARK.SPACE Revolutionizes Idea of VR by Eliminating All Existing Barriers appeared first on .
January 26, 2018

NEM Price Drops below $0.8 due to Sudden 17% Decline

The current cryptocurrency market trend has taken a turn for the worse once again. More specifically, we see all other major cryptocurrencies in the red once again. In the case of the NEM price, things are not looking all that great as of right now. In fact, it seems the NEM price is taking a massive dump all of a sudden, resulting in a 17.58% decline over the past 24 hours. Not a positive sign, although there appears to be an explanation for this current dip. NEM Price Dips in Spectacular Fashion It is evident the cryptocurrency markets are taking a big hit across the board once again. Almost $50bn has been wiped off the total market cap in the past few hours, even though there is no real reason behind it. In the case of the NEM price, we […]
January 26, 2018

Dr. Doom (Professor Nouriel Roubini) Calls Stablecoin Tether a Scam

It’s no longer just anonymous internet trolls calling out Tether on twitter. One of the most influential economists in the world today, Nouriel Roubini, has just entered the debate, coming down hard against the controversial company. Also Read: Analyst: IOTA Sharply Overvalued Due to “Overwhelming Evidence of Serious Flaws” Dr. Doom vs Tether Renowned economics professor Nouriel Roubini (commonly known as Dr. Doom) has called out Tether today for being a scam meant to artificially prop up the price of bitcoin. He thinks that without this “criminal manipulation” the price of bitcoin would crash by 80% and that American financial markets regulators are failing to stop this fraud. Roubini tweeted that: “Regulators asleep at the wheel while $2 billion of fake $ created via this scam, half of it since December. Not even North Korea created so many fake $ […]
January 26, 2018

PBoC Official Pushes for Centralized State Digital Currency

China’s central bank is considering its own digital currency, but it may not be built with blockchain technology, according a senior official.
January 26, 2018

Swedish Bank Nordea Forbids Employees from Trading Bitcoin

Reports have emerged that the Swedish banking giant, Nordea, has forbidden its employees from trading Bitcoin and other digital currencies. No More Bitcoin Trading Swedish bank Nordea has ordered all of its employees to stop trading in cryptocurrencies. According to a recent report by Reuters, the Nordic region’s biggest bank has forbidden its 31,000 employees from trading Bitcoin due its high risks and volatility. A spokesman for Nordea told Reuters: The risks are seen as too high and the protection is insufficient for both the co-workers and the bank. Nordea’s decision surprised many members of the cryptocurrency and finance community. In the past, several Nordic banks have declared their stance on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. A Bloomberg article mentions that the governor of the Danish central bank, Lars Rohde, believes that Bitcoin is dangerous. The article also reports on Stefan Ingves, the governor of Sweden’s […]
January 26, 2018

Japan: Coincheck Exchange Freezes All Withdrawals As Up To $723 Mln Leaves Its Wallet

Strange behavior at Japanese Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange appears to focus on NEM. #NEWS
January 26, 2018

Celebrities Could Get A Platform To Take Their Fans To Blockchain

Celebrity management platform supported by 15 famous worldwide advisors to become a one-stop-shop for stars to introduce their fans to Blockchain. #SPONSORED
January 26, 2018

Coinbase’s GDAX Links Up With Trading Software Provider

CoinBase has partnered with Trading Technologies to integrate bitcoin spot and bitcoin derivatives trading.
January 26, 2018

Bitconnect Faces Lawsuit for Operating “Wide-Reaching Ponzi Scheme”

Bitconnect is facing litigation from six individuals accusing the company of operating a Ponzi scheme in addition to numerous violations of securities laws. The six plaintiffs collectively invested approximately $771,000 USD into Bitconnect, and are seeking recourse following the sudden removal of the company’s lending platform that immediately led to a more than 90% loss in the value of Bitconnect tokens. Also Read: Not Content Scamming $1.5 Billion, Bitconnect Wants Another $500 Million for ICO Bitconnect Receives Class-Action Lawsuit The complaint has been filed by Charles Wildes, Francisco Doria, Aric Harod, Akiva Katz, James Gurry, and Ronald Nelson with the Southern District Court of Florida, and is made on behalf of all Bitconnect customers, in addition to the aforementioned plaintiffs individually. The suit has been brought against all three corporate entities comprising the Bitconnect company, in addition to defendants “Glenn Arcaro, […]
January 26, 2018

Game Changing Payment Method for Adult Entertainment Industry, Eroiy to Start Pre-ICO Campaign on January 30

Eroiy, a blockchain-based incognito payment method for the adult entertainment industry, is all set to start its pre-ICO campaign on January 30. This revolutionary business ecosystem will address a wide… Continue reading “Game Changing Payment Method for Adult Entertainment Industry, Eroiy to Start Pre-ICO Campaign on January 30” The post Game Changing Payment Method for Adult Entertainment Industry, Eroiy to Start Pre-ICO Campaign on January 30 appeared first on .
January 26, 2018

Bitcoin 2018 Price Projection Using Monte Carlo Random Walks: ~50,000 USD

Using the Monte Carlo statistical projection method, combined with what are known as random walks, Xoel López Barata developed some pretty fun bitcoin price scenarios for the end of this year. His projections are compelling because he follows data, revealing the difficulty being able to accurately prophesize much about the world’s most popular cryptocurrency’s path. Also read: Tezos Swiss Foundation Concept is “Old, Inflexible and Stupid” Monte Carlo Projection Method Xoel López Barata recently published a pretty great thought experiment. Mr. Barata ran a simulated price projection for all of this year, attempting to figure out just where bitcoin will end in 2018. It is “my opinion and not investment advice,” he urges. And it’s always good to remind readers past performance is no indication of future returns, as life seems to always have other plans. Mr. Barata used what’s […]
January 26, 2018

Burst — Part 4: Network Analysis

A Network Analysis of Burst as an Investment and a Framework for Analyzing other Potential Cryptoassets. Burst — Part 4: Network Analysis was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 26, 2018

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Has a Problem: People Are Already Using It

Early use of the Lightning Network is catching bugs, but developers are concerned that it could also slow down the building of bitcoin’s second layer.
January 26, 2018

ionomy Studios Partners with Kasey Kahne Racing and Announces ‘Offroad Heat’ Racing Game

Gorseinon, Swansea, UK (January 22, 2018) – ionomy Studios partners with Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) as a sponsor of their 2018 sprint car racing season. ionomy Studios is a proud sponsor of the KKR Number 9 car driven by World Of Outlaws (WoO) champion, Daryn Pittman. For 37 races, Pittman’s sprint car will display ION and ionomy logos. The talented KKR team will represent both ION (digital currency) and ionomy Studios (mobile gaming company) on dozens of tracks and along each highway they travel on their way to races across the U.S. “This partnership is a dream come true,” said Richard Nelson, general manager of ionomy. “The ionomy team has been fans of Kasey Kahne since his rookie season.” “ionomy Studios is introducing a new game, Offroad Heat, to celebrate our passion for dirt racing. Soon everyone can take the […]
January 26, 2018

Russia’s Ministry of Finance Legalizes Cryptocurrency Trading, Central Bank Disagrees

Russian cryptocurrency bill is in its final stages and published on Minfin website. #NEWS
January 26, 2018

FX Platform Integral Now Covers Bitcoin, BCH and a Dozen More Cryptocurrencies

As more FX traders are demanding access to the hottest market these days, all banks and brokers will have to respond sooner rather than later to keep their clients. Institutional technology providers are seeing this unfold and are starting to lay the groundwork for a new financial order. Also Read: Oil Company Wants to Sell Bitcoin ATMs to Casinos, Stock Jumps 60% Cryptocurrency is Now Completely Integral to FX Trading Integral, the Palo Alto headquartered institutional FX cloud platform, has expanded its market data offering for cryptocurrencies to include fourteen major cryptocurrencies. It now covers bitcoin, bitcoin cash, Ethereum and more, connecting to sixteen major exchange sources across the U.S., Europe and Asia, including Japan and Hong Kong. “An accurate, stable, and reliable reference price is a requirement for any market maker,” said Harpal Sandhu, CEO of Integral. “The Cryptocurrency Market […]
January 26, 2018

Goldman Sachs CEO: ‘Bitcoin Trading Desk Rumors Are Not True’

According to multiple reports back in October and December of last year, it was said that the financial institution Goldman Sachs had plans to create a bitcoin trading desk. Now a month later, Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of the firm, says the reports are “not true” speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos this past Wednesday. Also read: Championing Decentralized Exchanges, Now Might Be the Perfect Time for Bisq Goldman Sachs CEO Denies Opening a Bitcoin Trading Desk A while back in October, publications started rumors that the banking institution Goldman Sachs was planning to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk. Further, the story was bolstered even more so in December when the financial news outlet Bloomberg said Goldman would start the trading platform this coming June. According to those reports which cited sources “familiar with the matter” Goldman was […]
January 26, 2018

Robinhood Targets Millennials with Free Crypto Trading

Robinhood, the self-acclaimed fastest-growing online brokerage in history, is getting into cryptocurrencies. It will be offering zero commission crypto trading starting in February. Not quite stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, but opening to crypto trading is certainly a step in the right direction for the US company. Robinhood is a big hit with millennials as it reportedly has 3 million users with a median age of 26. Venturing into crypto will be a huge boon for a generation that is already hungry for Bitcoin and its brethren. Reports indicate that the service will be gradually rolled out during the first half of the year. Zero Fees Unlike other cryptocurrency exchanges, trading on Robinhood will be commission free. As of yesterday, users can set up alerts on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, NEO and 11 other altcoins to […]
January 26, 2018

The complete guide to upcoming ICOs (Q1 2018)

The complete guide to upcoming ICOs (Q1 2018) was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 26, 2018

ICOs Review Token Prices in Line with Cryptocurrency Growth

After a period of continued growth, ETH and BTC prices have recently fluctuated significantly, with the bitcoin price peaking at over $19,783 on December 17, 2017, before falling to $14,129 on December 31, 2017, and then to its current value of approximately $10,654 (according to the CoinDesk BitCoin Price Index). Owing to sustained cryptocurrency growth in 2017, before the downward adjustment in January 2018, a number of ICOs have perceived a need to lower their token prices in a bid to stay ahead of the market. For example, SocialMedia.Market has announced plans to do just that, to attract potential new token holders and offer an upside to existing pre-ICO backers. The company has updated the hard cap for its project and set a more advantageous ETH exchange rate for Social Media Tokens (SMT). This step is also likely to increase […]
January 26, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Consolidating Below $1720

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Consolidating Below $1720 Key Points Bitcoin cash price is consolidating in a range above the $1500 support against the US Dollar. There is an ascending channel forming with support at $1600 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). The pair has to break the $1720… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Consolidating Below $1720 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 26, 2018

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/26/2018 – Which Way Will It Break?

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/26/2018 – Which Way Will It Break? Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price formed lower highs and higher lows, consolidating inside a symmetrical triangle on its 1-hour chart. Price is approaching the peak of the pattern, so it’s likely due for a breakout soon. Bitcoin is currently testing the triangle… The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/26/2018 – Which Way Will It Break? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 26, 2018

China’s Largest Cryptocurrency NEO invests almost $3m in the PKCs of PikcioChain

Lausanne, Switzerland: In a major new partnership announcement, Pikcio AG, the creator of PikcioChain, has announced that NEO Council has purchased 660,000 of the PKC tokens made available during the PikcioChain pre-ICO. This significant investment demonstrates the confidence that one of the blockchain world’s major players has in PikcioChain technology and the utility of its PKC token. Following the purchase, PikcioChain has also taken the decision to move the PKC token standard interface from ERC-20 to the NEO EP-5 format. Pikcio & NEO in partnership This investment also supports the beginning of a larger partnership. NEO will now offer PikcioChain’s service technology on its own blockchain and will provide technological, sales and marketing support for a new, Chinese subsidiary of Pikcio AG. “This is an extremely exciting time for everyone at PikcioChain,” said Didier Collin de Casaubon, Founder and CEO […]
January 26, 2018

‘Micro’ Finance Giant Robinhood Makes Big Bet on Bitcoin Trading

‘Micro’ Finance Giant Robinhood Makes Big Bet on Bitcoin Trading Stock trading mobile app provider Robinhood is jumping on the crypto-trading bandwagon. Announced today, the company, which was founded in 2013 as a way to democratize stock trading, said it plans to roll out bitcoin and ether trading services via its mobile apps next month.… The post ‘Micro’ Finance Giant Robinhood Makes Big Bet on Bitcoin Trading appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 26, 2018

IOTA Technical Analysis for 01/26/2018 – Triangle Consolidation Patterns

IOTA is currently pausing from its selloff inside triangle consolidation patterns, which might turn out to be continuation signals. Against […] The post IOTA Technical Analysis for 01/26/2018 – Triangle Consolidation Patterns appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 26, 2018

BUY&SELL and BAS – The Opportunity to Earn Both Ways: With and Without Investments

After the rapid growth of the value of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies in December 2017, the world was swept by cryptocurrency fever. But the majority of people who rushed to buy up the crypto currency and the farms for mining did not bother to understand its essence and the basic principles of the work of the blockchain. All crypto-currencies can be divided into 3 main types: Commercial – designed to replace conventional currencies in the global economy. The problem is that most of them are designed to manipulate the stock market and do not even have a limited number of coins. Game – used for in-game calculations. Platform – the crypto-currencies that were created for use in conjunction with some kind of platform or service (for example, Ethereum was created for use with the platform of smart contracts). The cryptocurrency […]
January 26, 2018

Russian Finance Ministry Publishes Cryptocurrency Draft Law, Ires Central Bank

Russia’s Ministry of Finance has published a draft of the long-awaited law regulating token offerings and the trade of cryptocurrencies.
January 26, 2018

CFTC Files Against ‘My Big Coin’ for Scamming $6 Million USD

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a lawsuit against “a virtual currency know as My Big Coin (MBC).” The CFTC alleges that the company raised more than $6 million USD by making false and misleading claims regarding the cryptocurrency’s utility and backing. Also Read: Vouching Bitfinex and Tether’s Bank Accounts Hold Nearly $3 Billion USD My Big Coin Latest Virtual Currency to Be Targeted by CFTC The CFTC accuses My Big Coin of “misappropriating over $6 million from customers […] and using those funds for personal expenses and the purchase of luxury goods.” The complaint is filed against Randall Crater, the founder of the cryptocurrency, Mark Gillespie, who is accused of soliciting customers on behalf of the scheme, and My Big Coin, Inc. My Big Coin is accused of “fraudulently soliciting potential and existing MBC customers throughout the United States by […]
January 26, 2018

Ripple Struggles to Attract Global Banks

Ripple Struggles to Attract Global Banks Every day, companies and consumers around the world send over $75 billion in payments through massive network of banks; Without this flow of money, as one would expect, everything simply stops. In an attempt to better serve the banks, Ripple, the San Francisco based tech company, has spent the past… The post Ripple Struggles to Attract Global Banks appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 26, 2018

The UN is Combating Climate Change One Block(chain) at a Time

We’re all aware of the versatility and usability of blockchain technology, and not just in the virtual currency industry. It can be used in nearly any industry relying on recording transactions and data, including the UN. The UN will soon be taking advantage of the power of blockchain in the fight against climate change. According to the EconoTimes, the group’s Climate Change secretariat has launched the Climate Chain Coalition (CCC), whose main aim will be to research how the technology can help in the fight against this global problem. The coalition currently has 32 members but will welcome more participants. It comprises of 25 organizations involved in researching and implementing distributed ledger technology (DLT). Massamba Thioye, who is leading the secretariat’s blockchain efforts, had this to say: The UN Climate Change secretariat recognizes the potential of blockchain technology to contribute […]
January 26, 2018

Fast Invest Expands P2P Platform Offering to Non-EU Investors

Fast Invest is creating a digital banking system, prioritizing the investment sector to help people generate secure and stable passive income streams, and thereby achieve financial freedom. Company’s value comes from merging fiat and cryptocurrencies. Fast Invest is thrilled to announce the ability for non-EU citizens to access their peer-to-peer investment loan platform, where investors can invest in people from as little as one dollar. The FinTech company has been operating since 2015 in the investment loan space, connecting funders with loan-seekers in a peer-to-peer exchange. With more than 8,500 daily users from 36 countries, Fast Invest is quickly growing with branches planned for U.S., Hong Kong, and Singapore in the coming years. Now, non-EU citizens have the ability to generate passive income with Fast Invest, as long as they have an EU IBAN account. Users have the additional benefit […]
January 26, 2018

Draft of ‘Cryptoruble’ Bill Submitted To Russian Parliament

A draft law submitted to Russian parliament would designate the yet-to-be-issued cryptoruble as a legal means of payment in the country.
January 26, 2018

Bitcoin Startup BitGo to Buy Asset Custodian

Blockchain security company BitGo will acquire Kingdom Trust in a new deal announced on Thursday.
January 26, 2018

Fast-Growing Ditch-It Launches Ico and Goes After OfferUp & LetGo in a Bid to Stir up the Mobile Classifieds Marketplace

Investors continue to go wild for the Ditch-it ICO as their member base expands into the millions. Ditch-it is an “OfferUp” app for the cryptocurrency world where users can buy and sell locally just about anything that is second hand and accept cryptocurrency as payment. Los Angeles, CA – January 23, 2018, Ditch-it made international headlines today with the announcement that they will be releasing their highly anticipated mobile app in February of this year. The Ditch-it app which will be available in the App Store and Google Play brings a much superior app to the mobile classified ads space. Ditch-it was able to achieve this by integrating the platform with Electroneum blockchain technology, increasing security and minimizing the risk for the user. Ditch-it provides safer meet-ups for users than other classified platforms such as Craigslist, Offer-Up and Letgo because it verifies user’s […]
January 26, 2018

CPChain Bringing Blockchain to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is an exciting and quickly growing field of technology, and blockchain technology could make the platform quicker and more inexpensive. Cyber-Physical chain is looking to change the way IoT works. Streamlining the Future The Cyber Physical Chain (CPChain) will enable the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT) industry to grow into a more universal network for devices all around the world. The primary goal of the project is to reduce the costs of system connectivity, ensure user privacy, and provide a stable, secure system for the IoT. Blockchain technology can offer a lot to a project looking to disrupt major industries due to its decentralized and verifiable nature. Things like scalability, security, and real-time problem monitoring can be solved by implementing a blockchain in the right way. CPChain has recognized this potential market for a blockchain based […]
January 26, 2018

Canadian Financial Service Versabank Launches Digital Asset Vault

The well known Canadian financial institution Versabank has announced it is in the midst of building a new vault initiative for customers so they can securely store digital assets. Versabank’s latest creation will be called, ‘Versavault,’ a platform focused on storing all kinds of digital properties including cryptocurrencies, but with the security and trust that comes with a Canadian chartered bank. Also Read: Analyst: IOTA Sharply Overvalued Due to “Overwhelming Evidence of Serious Flaws” Versabank: ‘Digital Assets Are Just As Valuable As Any Family Jewelry, Property Deed or Stock Certificate’ This week the branchless Canadian financial management service, Versabank, has announced the creation of its new product Versavault — a safety deposit box specifically designed to house cryptocurrencies and a variety of other digital properties. Versabank’s new offering will be blockchain-based, encrypted, and claims to be an “impenetrable security solution.” “Your digital […]
January 25, 2018

ACINQ releases Strike API for bitcoin Lightning payments

ACINQ, the French Bitcoin technology company announced today Strike, a handy API for Lightning network bitcoin payments for businesses. Receiving Lightning payments with Strike is managed by making a simple API call and listening to… ACINQ releases Strike API for bitcoin Lightning payments was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 25, 2018

Cryptocurrency accounting service Verady welcomes Bo Shen to Board

Verady, a cryptocurrency accounting and audit technology service today announced Bo Shen, founder of Fenbushi Capital and Blockasset Fund, has joined the Board of Directors along with making a personal investment in the company…. Cryptocurrency accounting service Verady welcomes Bo Shen to Board was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 25, 2018

WEF Panelists Discuss Blockchain Technology And Cryptocurrency In The Future Of Global Finance

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, cryptocurrencies were among topics discussed as world leaders look to the future of global economics. Overall, panelists acknowledged the importance of developing the technology and ensuring it is not used to facilitate illicit activities.
January 25, 2018

All Major Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fail Privacy Tests – 30 Days to Improve

The South Korean Communications Commission has conducted a survey of major cryptocurrency exchanges in the country and found them to have insufficient customer data protection. Eight exchanges have been sanctioned, with 30 days to resolve their issues and safeguard their systems. Also read: Cryptocurrency Activities Will Be Legal and Tax Free in Belarus Starting in March All Major Exchanges Are in Violation The South Korean Communications Commission (KCC) announced on Wednesday that it has sanctioned 8 cryptocurrency exchanges “a total of KRW141 million [~USD$132,540] in penalties for violating the Personal Information Protection Act.” This announcement followed the agency’s on-site survey of 10 exchange operators, in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Information and the Korea Internet Development Agency (KISA). The KCC wrote: Among the 10 surveyed companies, all eight companies, except the two companies which stopped providing related services […]
January 25, 2018

Uphold enters $57.5 million partnership to increase loss assurance

Uphold, a multi-purpose digital money platform announced that it has entered into a $57.5 million partnership with Greg Kidd, investor in Ripple, Square, Coinbase, and others, to increase loss assurance for consumers to around… Uphold enters $57.5 million partnership to increase loss assurance was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 25, 2018

ICON mainnet 1.0 launched, ICX wallet due out shortly

ICON, the Korean based project building a global decentralized network of independent blockchains has announced that the maintenance check of its testnet, which started last December, has been completed, and they have now successfully… ICON mainnet 1.0 launched, ICX wallet due out shortly was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 25, 2018

Theresa May Is Taking Cryptocurrencies ‘Very Seriously’

The Prime Minister of the UK told a reporter that she thinks her government should “look at” cryptocurrency, leaving the door open to regulation.
January 25, 2018

Lawmaker Says ‘Tennessee Is Ready for Blockchain’ at Bill Hearing

Tennessee legislators say the state is “ready for the blockchain.”
January 25, 2018

Cryptocurrency Hurdle Is Imminent but the Team Behind the Ethereum-Based Betting Platform XWIN CryptoBet Has a Plan

Whenever there’s a thought drilling through your brain trying to get out and you have no idea quite how to word it to finally let it fly, go to the source. Chances are, there’s somebody out there who knows exactly what they’re talking about and there’s no point in rephrasing that, which is already being articulated with perfect clarity. You’re not an American if you’re not afraid of housing bubbles, you’re not a capitalist if the current outlook of the financial sector doesn’t give you the chills, and you have no dog in the cryptocurrency fight if what’s happening with the market these last few days doesn’t concern you. But, when it comes to distinguishing, which bubble is “better” for us – financial, housing or tech – the Coindesk’s Managing editor Marc Hochstein makes a very precise point stating that: […]
January 25, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, NEM, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 25

#hodl it right there. #PRICE_ANALYSIS
January 25, 2018

Former Ripple Exec Invests $57.5 Million in Digital Money Platform Uphold

Former Ripple Exec Invests $57.5 Million in Digital Money Platform Uphold Digital money platform Uphold today announced it has received a $57.5 million investment from former Fed Reserve senior analyst and Ripple chief risk officer Greg Kidd. Kidd, who will join Uphold’s board of directors, will also help fund the creation of a research and… The post Former Ripple Exec Invests $57.5 Million in Digital Money Platform Uphold appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 25, 2018

How to Trade Bitcoin Without Owning Bitcoin

How to Trade Bitcoin Without Owning Bitcoin   Maybe it’s because you prefer to use another cryptocurrency, or maybe you’re a hesitant newbie in the Bitcoin world. In any case, you’d be excited to find out that you don’t have to buy Bitcoin to profit from the price changes in Bitcoin’s value. There are various vehicles… The post How to Trade Bitcoin Without Owning Bitcoin appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 25, 2018

Bitcoin Takes the Stage at Davos in Currency Panel Debate

Cryptocurrencies took the stage Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a panel discussion on bitcoin.
January 25, 2018

India’s Zebpay exchange adds litecoin (LTC)

Zebpay, the Indian bitcoin and cryptocurrency company today announced the addition of litecoin (LTC) to the exchange. Users can now buy, sell, and receive litecoin in their Zebpay wallets. The company also supports bitcoin… India’s Zebpay exchange adds litecoin (LTC) was published on CryptoNinjas.