January 19, 2018

Cakewallet is an IOS Wallet for Monero but the Community is Hesitant to Embrace it

Alternative cryptocurrencies direly need mobile wallet support. It is evident this is an absolute requirement in this day and age. […] The post Cakewallet is an IOS Wallet for Monero but the Community is Hesitant to Embrace it appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 19, 2018

Report: India’s Government Sends Tax Notices to Cryptocurrency Traders

India has sent tax notices to tens of thousands of cryptocurrency owners within its borders.
January 19, 2018

Current launches token sale for ‘All-In-One’ media ecosystem

In what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ICOs of the first half of 2018, Current Media announced the details of the token sale for its incentivized, blockchain-enabled multimedia ecosystem. Current… Current launches token sale for ‘All-In-One’ media ecosystem was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 19, 2018

CFTC Files Suits Against Crypto Investment Schemes for Alleged Fraud

CFTC Files Suits Against Crypto Investment Schemes for Alleged Fraud The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) brought two lawsuits against allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency investment schemes yesterday. The cases, both filed in the U.S. federal court in the New York Eastern District, are the latest move from the country’s derivatives regulator in bringing closer scrutiny… The post CFTC Files Suits Against Crypto Investment Schemes for Alleged Fraud appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

The IPO for Digital Times

By Jed Grant, Founder and CEO, Peer Mountain The IPO for Digital Times was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

SEC, CFTC Enforcement Directors Issue Joint Statement On Virtual Currency

On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission reiterated their concerns about the cryptocurrency markets.
January 19, 2018

Impossible to Close Exchanges Say South Korean Regulators

The effect this one Southeast Asian nation has upon crypto markets is quite astounding. South Korean exchanges dominate trade in the region, and constant government threats of clampdowns has caused waves of nausea among investors elsewhere on the planet. Contrary to multiple fearmongering reports on mainstream news sites, including Reuters, Bloomberg, and CNBC, South Korea will not close crypto exchanges. In fact, according to the chairman of the South Korean Fair Trade Commission, Kim Sang-jo, closing exchanges is “impossible in reality.” It was reported earlier today that he said this in a CBS radio interview. FUD No More A constant stream of rumours and threats of closure emerging from the country and being picked up by western media outlets has no doubt contributed to a number of market dips and slides over the past couple of months. The recent drop […]
January 19, 2018

PR: Essentia.one Launch Set to Revolutionize the Way We Access the Web with Decentralization

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. Essentia.one launch set to revolutionize the way we access decentralization. That’s right, this new product will change the way we access, manage and operate the new web. It was designed to simplify the complexity that was turning people away from decentralized technologies. Starting as an underground project a long time ago, Essentia founders Matteo Gianpietro Zago, Mirco Mongiardino, Vladimir Holubovych shared the same vision. As early Bitcoin adopters, they knew about the strengths of decentralization but realized its weakness in usability. Now, after years of extensive research and development, a polished and perfected Essentia is […]
January 19, 2018

TEPCO Invests in Blockchain Startup in Bid to Decentralize Systems

The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings announced it had invested in blockchain startup Electron to develop an asset management platform.
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin for Beginners: Which Hardware Wallet to Use

Hardware wallets are all the rage. Part of the “cryptocurrency starter kit”, these ultra-secure devices for storing cryptocurrency have become hugely popular as interest in bitcoin has boomed. With a number of different models to choose from, beginners may be wondering which one is best – and indeed whether they need a hardware wallet at all. Also read: Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger Raises $75 Million from VC Investors Real Hodlers Use Hardware Wallets Trezor and Ledger, two of the best known wallet manufacturers, have grown to become the industry’s go-to cold storage solutions. Both companies, who make a range of devices, have successfully met the demand for offline storage that is secure and user-friendly. No cryptocurrency wallet is 100% secure against all known attack vectors including acts of god, but Trezors and their ilk come pretty close, provided they’re bought […]
January 19, 2018

9 Rules of Crypto Trading That Helped One Trader Go from $1k to $46k in Less Than a Year

9 Rules of Crypto Trading That Helped One Trader Go from $1k to $46k in Less Than a Year was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

Yale Prof. Shiller Thinks Bitcoin’s ‘Bubble’ Could Actually ‘Linger 100 Years

Robert Shiller has updated his Bitcoin bubble accusations by suggesting it could “collapse” or “linger 100 years. #NEWS
January 19, 2018

Trading Cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoins

Trading Cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoins Trading Cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoins was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

OKCoin Eyes Cryptocurrency Exchange Launch in South Korea

Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin is reportedly moving to launch in South Korea – possibly as soon as next month.
January 19, 2018

BitStarz – Dream Big, Win Bigger

On the internet we can find multiple casinos, but one that it is worth looking at is Bitstarz. Bitstarz is an online casino that was created by a group of… Continue reading “BitStarz – Dream Big, Win Bigger” The post BitStarz – Dream Big, Win Bigger appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

PBoC Reportedly Orders Payment Services to Stop Serving Crypto Traders

The PBoC’s Beijing division has reportedly issued a document requiring payment services to stop facilitating crypto trading activities.
January 19, 2018

CFTC Files Suits Against Crypto Investment Schemes for Alleged Fraud

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission brought two lawsuits against allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency investment schemes yesterday.
January 19, 2018

Massachusetts Sues ICO Organizer for Alleged Securities Violations

Massachusetts’ securities enforcement office is suing a resident and his company for selling unregistered securities in a token sale.
January 19, 2018

PBoC Reportedly Orders Payment Services to Stop Serving Crypto Traders

PBoC Reportedly Orders Payment Services to Stop Serving Crypto Traders The Business Administration Department of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has reportedly issued a document today requiring payment providers in Beijing to stop facilitating cryptocurrency trading activities. The news, first reported by Securities Times, a state-owned media outlet launched by the Communism Party mouthpiece the… The post PBoC Reportedly Orders Payment Services to Stop Serving Crypto Traders appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

The Company Behind Ledger Raises $75 Million in Funding Round

The company behind Ledger, one of the most known hardware wallets in the market, has raised $75 million dollars in a funding round. The company got financed through a Series… Continue reading “The Company Behind Ledger Raises $75 Million in Funding Round” The post The Company Behind Ledger Raises $75 Million in Funding Round appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

Former FDIC Chair Says ‘We Don’t Ban Assets,’ Bitcoin Just Needs To Be Regulated

Former FDIC chair Bair says that no digital currency should be banned, should just be more regulated #NEWS
January 19, 2018

NEO Price Struggles to Break the $150 Resistance

NEO Price Struggles to Break the $150 Resistance Even though most cryptocurrency markets are showing signs of recovery, some altcoins still struggle a bit. Struggling is a term used rather loosely here, though, as a 1.65% dip compared to 24 hours is nothing these days. For the NEO price, the fight for dominance over $150… The post NEO Price Struggles to Break the $150 Resistance appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

[Humor] Markets Recovered Thanks to Anonymous Redditor

Disclaimer: this is a humor piece and should be interpreted as such. With every major market move, both up and down, some individuals inevitably buy the top or sell the bottom. Past movements suggest that certain all-powerful investors are responsible for market movements, as their trades and decisions lead to opposite, powerful reactions from the market. On January 17, as Bitcoin approached its bottom of US$9,500, a martyr for the greater cryptocurrency community sacrificed his own success for the good of the market. /u/NekroJakub is one such individual with the power to move markets. That morning, Jakub moved fiat funds to his exchange account to purchase cheap Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, Jakub recognized that his play had much larger implications. He suggested that the massive downtrend would reverse in the few hours while his fiat transaction was pending. As predicted, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a […]
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility

Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility The end of the week is here and it is time to put forward the penultimate of our twice daily bitcoin price pieces for the session today. During the session on Thursday, action across pretty much the entire cryptocurrency space translated to something of a recovery and, while… The post Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis – BTG/USD Approaching Key Support

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis – BTG/USD Approaching Key Support Key Points Bitcoin gold price is slowly recovering and is currently trading above the $200 level against the US Dollar. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $250 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex). The pair may… The post Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis – BTG/USD Approaching Key Support appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Core Devs Reveal How Schnorr Signatures Can Help Scale Bitcoin

A scaling solution for Bitcoin in the form of Schnorr signatures is explained in a paper by Core developers #NEWS
January 19, 2018

Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD Settles above $1.50

Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD Settles above $1.50 Key Highlights Ripple price managed to move further higher and it broke the $1.50 resistance against the US dollar. There is a short-term bullish trend line forming with support at $1.50 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair is… The post Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD Settles above $1.50 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

S. Korea: Major Banks’ Income From Crypto Accounts Up X36 From 2016

S. Korea: Major Banks’ Income From Crypto Accounts Up X36 From 2016 Recently published data from the South Korean Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) shows that in 2017 several major South Korean banks have earned 2.2 bln won ($2 mln) in commissions from virtual accounts for cryptocurrency investing, a sum 36 times higher than the 61… The post S. Korea: Major Banks’ Income From Crypto Accounts Up X36 From 2016 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Alpha for the MIMIR Blockchain to Internet (B2i) Bridge is Live

Join us in bringing “Blockchain to those off- chain” by using existing nodes as a revenue generating opportunity for owners. As the world’s first Decentralized Ethereum Service Provider (DESP), we’re proud to announce the alpha version of the MIMIR Blockchain to Internet (B2i) Bridge, the flagship infrastructure platform from MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, is now live at alpha.mimirblockchain.solutions. The MIMIR B2i Bridge brings blockchain to the “off-chained” by allowing direct access to the Ethereum-based Decentralized Application ecosystem from any webconnected device without the need for third-party trust; with limited or, in some cases, no pre-installed software necessary. By leveraging existing nodes, the MIMIR Bridge will help B2B and B2C clients improve economics, quicken transaction times, and smooth capacity issues. This innovative approach will also address current issues with blockchain (namely security, scalability, and accessibility). The MIMIR B2i Token, the value mechanism behind […]
January 19, 2018

Exchange Wars: Bitstamp Calms Users As Blockchain Takes On Coinbase

Bitstamp CEO Nejc Kodrič has sought to distance his platform from Coinbase’s technical problems as exchanges worldwide feel the strain of mass adoption. Bitstamp Prioritizes ‘Good Communication’ In a message to users Thursday, Kodrič sought to reassure traders that despite “lengthy delays” and “satisfaction levels plummeting,” Bitstamp would work to resolve capacity issues. “…The best way to attend to doubts and fears is by providing good communication and constant updates, which is why I want to address you directly to explain why these delays are happening and how we will overcome them,” he stated. The update comes as turbulent times continue for legacy cryptocurrency exchanges. An influx of new users has resulted in almost a year of stress and underperformance for Coinbase in particular, with Kodrič visibly keen to avoid analogies with the struggling US exchange giant. “…Despite all the […]
January 19, 2018

What Is Gifto?

Behind Satoshi Nakamoto’s creation of Bitcoin lies a simple, core belief: that financial transactions in a digital world can be peer-to-peer. To that end, certain projects have looked to extend blockchain technology to a variety of services including content curation, digital advertising/marketing, and social media/content platforms. Gifto is tackling all three of these areas with its digital gift service. Using Gifto, consumers will be able to pay creators for their content with virtual gifts, which can be bought and exchanged for Gifto tokens on the service’s platform. Though all this may sound silly, it actually offers a peer-driven solution to the inequitable revenue sharing model that digital advertising creates. If you’re still not convinced, keep reading – we go over the specifics in detail below. Say Hello to Gifto Simply put, Gifto is a decentralized protocol built on Ethereum that allows users […]
January 19, 2018

Intercontinental Exchange, Blockstream Launch Cryptocurrency Data Feed

On Thursday, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Blockstream announced the launch of the Cryptocurrency Data Feed, a real-time provider of price information and order books for more than 15 cryptocurrency exchanges from around the world.
January 19, 2018

Gold Sales Spike During Crypto Market Crash, Highlighting Inverse Correlation

A number of gold investment industry insiders claim up to fivefold increases in sales during a week of volatility on the crypto market. #NEWS
January 19, 2018

CoinMetro Exchange Sells Out the Pre-Token Sale Allocation of its Tokenized Cryptocurrency Trading and Investing Platform

CoinMetro Exchange is a tokenized exchange designed as one-stop cryptocurrency trading platform for global adoption. The COIN (XCM) token powers the platform and can be used to reduce trading costs, access professional asset management portfolios and invest in exchange traded crypto funds (ETFCs) The ICO Express Platform will give vetted ICOs access to transparent and secure funding rounds, as well as immediate liquidity through the ETFCs It will combine fiat and cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals using a wide range of channels, including a debit card. The main COIN (XCM) token sale will start on February 21st 2018 at 21:00:00 UTC Hong Kong: CoinMetro, the financial platform fuelling the future of blockchain innovation, today announced that its pre-token sale has sold out in record time. The pre-token sale is in advance of the main sale in February, which will lead to […]
January 19, 2018

S. Korea: Major Banks’ Income From Crypto Accounts Up X36 From 2016

Income from crypto account fees for South Korean banks soars, 36 times higher than in 2016 #NEWS
January 19, 2018

2018’s Challenge: Promote Responsible Blockchain Innovation

The chief innovation officer at the U.S. regulator for national banks details the agency’s efforts to support fintech while still mitigating risk.
January 19, 2018

Stuck at $12K: Bitcoin Price Needs Quick Progress to Avert Further Losses

With its recovery stalled, bitcoin needs a quick break above $12,500 or the tide may turn in favor of the bears.
January 19, 2018

SEC Says Crypto-Based Funds Not Ready For Regulation

SEC is not ready to support Bitcoin ETFs, cites crypto-based funds’ inability to comply with existing regulations #NEWS
January 19, 2018

Hallelujah! Swiss Church to Accept Bitcoin Donations

ICF Church, an evangelical church in Zurich, Switzerland, is set to begin accepting Bitcoin donations from its parishioners. The common assumption with most churches is that they’re conservative and are beholden to time-honored traditions. While this is often true in many regards, a number of churches are actually quite keen on adopting the latest innovations that technology has brought to bear. Case in point is a church in Switzerland that is set to begin accepting Bitcoin donations. Virtual Tithing The cryptocurrency-accepting church is ICF Church, located in Zurich, Switzerland. It’s an evangelical church and among the largest in the country. Its parishioners are actually pretty young, and the church itself is a big proponent of cutting-edge technologies. It is for those reasons that accepting Bitcoin donations makes perfect sense for the church. ICF Church spokesman Nicolas Legler told the local […]
January 19, 2018

Cryptoruble Delayed – Russian Central Bank Worried It Could Bypass Regulations

Russia’s national cryptocurrency, the cryptoruble, is unlikely to be created in the foreseeable future, according to the Bank of Russia. The central bank believes that it could be used to bypass regulations. Meanwhile, the finance ministry wants to use the cryptoruble for cross-border payments. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations Cryptoruble Could Bypass Regulations The first deputy governor of the Bank of Russia, Sergey Shvetsov, said at the Gaidar Forum this week that “The appearance of a cryptoruble in the foreseeable future is unlikely,” Tass reported. He elaborated: I’m of the opinion that as long as the demand for cryptocurrencies is linked to a large extent with the bypass of regulations, it is clear that the regulator cannot afford to issue a cryptoruble, which will allow to bypass regulations. The bank’s first deputy chairman, […]
January 19, 2018

Obelisk Threaten Soft Fork in Reaction to Bitmain Antminer A3 Launch

Obelisk has threatened to trigger a soft fork that would invalidate Bitmain’s new Antminer A3 miner for Siacoin – which was launched this week. #MINING
January 19, 2018

NEO Price Struggles to Break the $150 Resistance

Even though most cryptocurrency markets are showing signs of recovery, some altcoins still struggle a bit. Struggling is a term used rather loosely here, though, as a 1.65% dip compared to 24 hours is nothing these days. For the NEO price, the fight for dominance over $150 is still in full effect as we speak. It seems there are plenty of market makers who want to keep the NEO price below this threshold right now. A breakout is expected to occur shortly, by the look of things. NEO Price Eyes that $200 All-time High Before all cryptocurrency markets took a major dip earlier this week, the NEO price was on the verge of reaching $200 at some point. At its peak, the altcoin reached a value of $190.77 and solid momentum was in place to push the NEO price even […]
January 19, 2018

LockChain Launches Alpha Version of its Blockchain-based Booking Platform

Blockchain-powered service LockChain.co that creates a technological solution and a decentralized marketplace for property booking without intermediaries has announced in its official blog that it released the marketplace in alpha.… Continue reading “LockChain Launches Alpha Version of its Blockchain-based Booking Platform” The post LockChain Launches Alpha Version of its Blockchain-based Booking Platform appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

SEC Outlines Reasons for Reluctance to List Cryptocurrency ETFs

An SEC letter states there are “significant investor protection issues” to be examined before opening up crypto-ETFs to retail investors.
January 19, 2018

Blockchain.info Wallet Challenges Coinbase and Launches Bitcoin Exchange in the US

Blockchain, one of the most known cryptocurrency wallets in the market will offer a service to buy and sell cryptocurrencies in the United States. The company located in the United… Continue reading “Blockchain.info Wallet Challenges Coinbase and Launches Bitcoin Exchange in the US” The post Blockchain.info Wallet Challenges Coinbase and Launches Bitcoin Exchange in the US appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Trading Pairs Open at Cryptocurrency Exchange

KuCoin is the first top 20 exchange to open up the BCH trading pairs #SPONSORED
January 19, 2018

Singapore Bitcoin ATMs Sold Out, Trading Still Allowed

When markets are volatile and crashes occur, the majority of people are cashing out and taking profits or panic selling. There are some, however, who see opportunity in the sea of red and buy up at lower prices. This is exactly what has been happening in Singapore this week when Bitcoin ATM machines ran dry. According to reports, Bitcoin machines in downtown Singapore sold out of the virtual currency yesterday as prices plummeted below $10,000 for the first time since the end of November. Lions and Bulls Amid more confusion over clampdowns across the Asia Pacific region, prices fell and markets dropped as much as 40% since highs just after New Year. Much of the impetus for crypto market prices originates in Southeast Asia where they are traded heavily. Western media outlets, such as Reuters and CNBC, amplify the FUD […]
January 19, 2018

Commission Income From Crypto Accounts Jumped 36 Times for South Korean Banks

South Korean banks have been providing virtual account services to cryptocurrency exchanges and earning commissions from them. According to data obtained by the country’s Financial Supervisory Service, banks made 36 times more in commission income from crypto exchanges last year than the previous year. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations Banks Earned 36x More From Crypto Accounts The Korean Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has obtained data from banks relating to their virtual account services to crypto exchanges. It includes data from the six banks inspected by the regulators last week: Woori Bank, KB Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, Nonghyup Bank, Korea Development Bank, and Industrial Bank of Korea. The agency revealed on Thursday that the total commission income banks earned from these services last year was 2.221 billion won (~USD$2.1 million), which is 36 times more than the 61 […]
January 19, 2018

Global Securities Watchdog Warns Investors on ICO Risks

An organization of global securities regulators has issued a notice alerting investors to the perceived risks associated with initial coin offerings.
January 19, 2018

Guide: How To Purchase RaiBlocks (XRB) On KuCoin Exchange

RaiBlocks claims to bring a different approach to global transactions compared with Bitcoin. With the block lattice concept that RaiBlocks implements, every account has its blockchain and every block has… Continue reading “Guide: How To Purchase RaiBlocks (XRB) On KuCoin Exchange” The post Guide: How To Purchase RaiBlocks (XRB) On KuCoin Exchange appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

Ethereum Price Bounces Back to $1,050 After dip to $799

After a few difficult days, it seems the cryptocurrency markets are slowly going back to normal. More specifically, the Ethereum price has climbed back above $1,000 as of last night, after dipping all the way down to $799. A very remarkable bound back, even though all markets are still in a bearish state right now. Moreover, the Ethereum market cap has increased to over $100bn again, which is another positive development. Ethereum Price Shows Strong Momentum Although most people keep a close eye on what is happening to Bitcoin right now, it is evident the worthwhile altcoins recover a lot quicker. More specifically, it seems the Ethereum price is going up in value rather quickly, even though Bitcoin is still struggling to surpass $12,000 once again. It is good to see the Ethereum price back above $1,000 again, even while […]
January 19, 2018

PR: X Win Crypto Bet – the Right ICO Could Be the Best Way to Enrich Yourself

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. It is known, the investment process can eventually be destroyed by the initial coin offering (ICO) or ensuing token generation events. The new business model existing it the world of blockchain technology changes traditional fundraising campaigns in the way of clarity, transparent success and safety. Producing of the held-for-trading tokens raises the capital in this process. The peculiarity of ICO is founded on the idea of using the crypto tokens. The main two tokens types proving the services and products of ICO to the potential investors are the utility tokens (app coins) and equity tokens. […]
January 19, 2018

Why São Paulo Wants to Pay for Infrastructure with Cryptocurrency

The Brazilian state wants to pay for feasibility studies with a token designed for the construction industry. Can such a coin achieve network effect?
January 19, 2018

Ledger Raises $75 Million to Upscale Operations

As more people pile into cryptocurrencies, the need for secure storage of them will escalate. At the moment, there are only a handful of companies providing hardware wallets for Bitcoin and altcoins. Currently, those looking for such wallets are increasingly finding shelves are empty of stock amid increasing demand. Blockchain security company Ledger announced yesterday that it has secured $75 million in investments to facilitate upscaling its operations to cope with higher demand. In a press release, the company stated that investments were led by London-based capital markets company Draper Esprit. Investment Partners According to the website, this is the second round, Series B, of funding, with the first securing $7 million in March 2017. Additional funding for this round came from Draper Venture Network funds, including Draper Associates, Draper Dragon, and Boost VC, as well as FirstMark Capital, Cathay […]
January 19, 2018

Wall Street Creates Global Cryptocurrency Data Feed

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) parent Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) has announced it is creating a global cryptocurrency data feed, active by the year’s first quarter. Also read: Have Lunch with Bitcoin Jesus! Wall Street Teams with Bitcoin Developer “Access to comprehensive price discovery is vital to accurately value the cryptocurrency market,” a newly created ICE landing page reads. “Our Cryptocurrency Data Feed, available on the ICE Consolidated Feed, gives you access to streaming real-time, end of day and historical data for the most actively traded digital currencies.” Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) owns several exchanges from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to subsidiaries in Singapore and Netherlands. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, it’s a Fortune 500 company looking to enter the burgeoning cryptocurrency market. Blockstream is a private company geared toward bitcoin core applications, especially sidechains, and funds many bitcoin […]
January 19, 2018

Morgan Stanley Opens to Bitcoin Futures Contracts

Morgan Stanley Opens to Bitcoin Futures Contracts The crypto space is hot property at the moment even in the wake of recent market slumps. More institutionalized finance exchanges and organizations are looking to provide a wider range of products for their clients and these must now include Bitcoin futures. The latest to join the blockchain train is Morgan Stanley. As the first Bitcoin futures contracts expired and were settled this week, the CBoE hailed them a success and a victory for those bearish on Bitcoin. Morgan Stanley has joined its rivals Goldman Sachs and will begin clearing Bitcoin contracts for its clients according to Business Insider. Bitcoin Bandwagon The bank’s chief financial officer, Jonathan Pruzan, said the firm has been clearing Bitcoin futures trades made on CBoE and CME Group. He told Bloomberg in a recent interview: If someone wants to do a trade on […]
January 19, 2018

Morgan Stanley Opens to Bitcoin Futures Contracts

The crypto space is hot property at the moment even in the wake of recent market slumps. More institutionalized finance exchanges and organizations are looking to provide a wider range of products for their clients and these must now include Bitcoin futures. The latest to join the blockchain train is Morgan Stanley. As the first Bitcoin futures contracts expired and were settled this week, the CBoE hailed them a success and a victory for those bearish on Bitcoin. Morgan Stanley has joined its rivals Goldman Sachs and will begin clearing Bitcoin contracts for its clients according to Business Insider. Bitcoin Bandwagon The bank’s chief financial officer, Jonathan Pruzan, said the firm has been clearing Bitcoin futures trades made on CBoE and CME Group. He told Bloomberg in a recent interview: If someone wants to do a trade on the futures […]
January 19, 2018

Overwhelmed Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Hiring Staff by the Hundreds

Cryptocurrency exchanges have been overrun for months, as record demand has caused throttling or restriction of service altogether. With exchanges buckling under the strain, a number of platforms have been forced to temporarily shut their books. On Thursday, Bitstamp announced plans to recruit 100 new call center staff as it struggles to feed the crypto frenzy. Also read: Korean Crypto Exchanges Go on Hiring Spree, Stealing Workers From Banks Bitstamp Buttresses its Exchange When crypto mania and bitcoin prices peaked in December, exchanges were onboarding over a million users a day. Prices have since dropped, but demand for admission to the crypto party has not. Users are still flocking to exchanges, and exchanges are doing their best to accommodate them whilst tending to their existing customer base. In a frank and detailed blogpost on Thursday, Bitstamp CEO Nejc Kodrič tried […]
January 19, 2018

The ECB Wants to Hear Your Cryptocurrency Questions

The European Central Bank is soliciting questions for president Mario Draghi, specifying that cryptocurrency-related questions should be a topic.
January 19, 2018

THE WORLD FIRST DIGITAL EXCHANGER BY USERS

WHAT IS BITMORA? THE WORLD FIRST DIGITAL EXCHANGER BY USERS was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

The Tap Project Partners With Award Winning Game Studio

Award Winning Juego Studios Partners with the Tap Project The Tap Project is excited to announce that we will be partnering with award winning international developers, Juego Studios. This partnership will introduce an exclusive mobile game that will pave the way for converting in-game currency to cryptocurrency through the Tap Platform. This also allows for the completion of the Tap Platform SDK plugin for Unity and Unreal Engine SDK plugin. The Tap Project Partners With Award Winning Game Studio was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

Blockchain or Bullshit?

Blockchain or Bullshit? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

Spain: First Real Estate Sale Using Only Bitcoin in Country

A real estate company based in Barcelona, Spain has sold an apartment for Bitcoin as cryptocurrency enters the mainstream.  A New Way To Pay Mister Piso, a real estate company based in Spain, has sold the first piece of real estate using Bitcoin as legal tender. The company is hoping that a shift into cryptocurrency could accelerate sales and revitalize the housing sector. Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies have steadily gained popularity since its inception around 2009, but why does this appeal to businesses or the consumer? Bitcoin was initially created as an alternative to the current financial system, a device used to circumvent middlemen such as banks and other regulatory bodies. This works because Bitcoin, like other currencies, was created as a peer-to-peer platform and does not require any central body to store the information associated with transactions. Simply put, […]
January 19, 2018

Where’d You Get That Token? 7 Platforms Managing ICOs

A handful of platforms have launched to support token issuers with their sales. Which one an issuer uses may say something about the token itself.
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Holding on to Gains

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Holding on to Gains Key Points Bitcoin cash price recovered well from the $1340 low to well above $1700 against the US Dollar. However, this week’s highlighted crucial bearish trend line with current resistance at $1900 is preventing gains on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Holding on to Gains appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance Key Highlights ETH price started a decent upside recovery after trading as low as $753 against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line with resistance at $1065 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair is struggling to break… The post Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

DASH and Litecoin Analysis January 19, 2018

DASH and Litecoin Analysis January 19, 2018 DASH/USD Dash traders rallied during the session on Thursday, breaking above the $800 level. However, even though this is a bullish move, we have a significant lack of volume. The question now is will we see more people coming back into this place? A break above the $900… The post DASH and Litecoin Analysis January 19, 2018 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance

Ponzi lending smart bot scam Bitconnect finally did what most sane observers predicted long, long ago. It went splat. And it didn’t collapse due to government pressure, nor flurries of bad press, and certainly not from DDoS hacking attacks. The story is more of a ballad, a great object lesson, and it is the lie proving a greater truth: coin centralization and ”governance” end in fiery crashes and hellish burns. Also read: Ditch University and High Transaction Fees! Changes Coming for the Bitconnect System “Ubitex, MyBitcoin, Bitcoin7, Bitscalper, Bitcoin Savings & Trust, Bitcoin Rain, Gbl Basic-Mining, Butterfly Labs, MintPal, Gemcoin, GAW Miners / Paycoin,” well known developer Jameson Lopp listed, including the latest, “Bitconnect. Scammers have wanted your BTC ever since it had an exchange rate. Learn from history. Don’t be greedy. Don’t be a victim,” he tweeted. The third […]
January 19, 2018

US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC

US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC Two Jacksonville students are facing up to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing $4 million worth of bitcoin. The pair hacked darknet site Sheep Marketplace in 2013 and made off with 5,400 BTC. Under forfeiture laws, Nassau County… The post US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Tom Lee Says BTC Will Hit $25,000 in 2018, Advises ‘Aggressive’ Buying At Market Low

Tom Lee Says BTC Will Hit $25,000 in 2018, Advises ‘Aggressive’ Buying At Market Low Co-founder and Fundstat strategist Tom Lee predicted that Bitcoin (BTC) will hit $25,000 by the end of this year in an interview with CNBC today, Jan. 18. Lee had previously forecasted that BTC would only reach this mark by 2022. The Wall Street strategist told CNBC… The post Tom Lee Says BTC Will Hit $25,000 in 2018, Advises ‘Aggressive’ Buying At Market Low appeared first on Altcoin Today.