February 11, 2018

What Is Bitcoiin?

We have seen multiple “versions” of Bitcoin come to market over the past few months. Bitcoin Cash is by far the most successful venture to date, although Bitcoin Gold is hanging on by a thread as well. There are a few other hard forks which gained significantly less traction and are all but forgotten about. It now seems we will have Bitcoiin as well, even though this is an Ethereum-based ERC20 token. It’s a very worrisome development, as the name will cause a lot of confusion. Bitcoiin Will Create Quite a Stir While it is commendable when people come up with concepts for the “second generation Bitcoin”, the way they go about things often raises a lot of questions. Hard forking the existing Bitcoin code is a commonly accepted way of making a new brand stand out. Creating a new ERC20 token […]
February 11, 2018

ID Chain Delivers Efficient and Reliable Authentication of Credit Data

With the impending arrival of the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), defined as the moment when the number of internet connected devices worldwide reaches 50 billion, “connection and authentication” is bound to become a fundamental part of a society driven by IoT and artificial intelligence (AI). In light of this, reshaping the authentication industry is of great significance to the greater society while forecasts show that it can be expected to open up market opportunities worth more than one trillion US dollars. In our daily lives, property ownership, skill qualifications, and even our educational degrees and identity authentication cannot be validated without related documents of proof provided by a multiplicity of third-party organizations. People are often overwhelmed by the tedious and decentralized efforts in separately validating their own identities by providing multiple documents of proof to each and […]
February 11, 2018

Web 3.0 will be Cheaper to Run and More Secure than its Predecessor – Here’s why

We are living in the age of Web 2.0, but it’s an era that may soon be drawing to an end. Word on the web is that it’s soon to be replaced by its younger and nimbler sibling, the originally named Web 3.0. Three will be everything that two was not: secure, private, and egalitarian. Instead of leaving billions of web users at the mercy of monopolistic internet companies and their insecure databases and opaque data sharing practices, it will return control to the people. That’s right, the very same individuals who own the information that web giants are prone to trading like football cards. The idea behind Web 3.0 is often portrayed as a bold one; revolutionary even, but it’s not as outré as it stands. Essentially, the notion supporting it is that it makes more sense to entrust […]
February 11, 2018

Tutor Ninja launches TAO by March 2018 to integrate with blockchain infrastructure

February  11th, 2018 /Singapore, Seul, Tokyo, Moscow/ Tutor Ninja, a global platform for private tutoring services, secures equivalent of 15mn US dollars to attract crypto-funds via selling NTOK token assets up to the end of March 2018. The ERC20 tokens are a crypto-utility providing a  remote education ecosystem to pay for tutored lessons and licensed partners’ content, including cross-border services. At the presale stage the tokens were offered with a 10-20% bonus for amounts equivalent to 50 US dollars and above. The NTOK beta-version is expected in June 2018. Anton Mishin, Chief Executive Officer, said “The students benefit from the availability of the remote access to the educational services, a blockchain based loyalty system and settlements simplified through the introduction of NTOKs. The removal of intermediaries by utilising the NTOK platform, which is built on blockchain and challenges the existing […]
February 11, 2018

A Pair of British Entrepreneurs Sold 50 Luxury Flats For Bitcoin In Dubai

UK entrepreneurs and partners Michelle Mone and Douglas Barrowman have sold 50 flats for Bitcoin. The property on offer is located in the luxurious Aston Plaza and Residences development in Dubai. #NEWS
February 11, 2018

Crypto Jobs? Where We’re Going We Won’t Need Jobs

Yes, blockchain entrepreneurs should try to make work more rewarding for employees. But that’s just a baby step on the road we’re on.
February 11, 2018

What Is TenX?

Even though cryptocurrencies are incredibly popular right now, spending Bitcoin or altcoins is still rather problematic. Very few people actually accept cryptocurrency payments, which means there is a need for intermediary solutions. TenX aims to provide a way to spend virtual currencies anytime and anywhere. It is evident the world of cryptocurrency debit cards needs some major competition, even though both Visa and MasterCard are not too keen on this concept right now. What Exactly is TenX? It is obvious TenX wants to help the cryptocurrency industry make a big impact on a global scale. While spending such currencies remains a challenge for the time being, there has been an interest in cryptocurrency-related debit cards. While both Visa and MasterCard have been shutting down such products, TenX will still let users spend cryptocurrency using a payment card. It supports multiple virtual currencies and makes the […]
February 11, 2018

Bankera ICO Raises Over 100 Million Euros From Record-Breaking Number of Contributors

Vilnius, Lithuania, February 2018 – Bankera (https://bankera.com/) aims to become the bank for the blockchain era and is already making splashes in the ICO world. To date, their ICO has collected over 100 million euros from over 80,000 contributors making Bankera’s ICO the biggest in regard to the number of contributors. ICO with a Working Product A large driving force behind the success of Bankera’s ICO is the well-established company SpectroCoin (https://spectrocoin.com/). SpectroCoin is Bankera’s MVP, or minimum viable product. With SpectroCoin, investors can already see results and reap the benefits of the technology in which they are investing. Currently, more than 750,000 clients are using the SpectroCoin platform for services such as fiat and cryptocurrency wallets, free and instant peer-to-peer transfers, debit cards, exchange, and payment processing services, but, uniquely, clients can also claim IBANs for SpectroCoin accounts. An […]
February 11, 2018

Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License

The Japanese financial regulator will be issuing its first warning since the legalization of cryptocurrencies as a method of payment in Japan. An overseas initial coin offering agency has reportedly been attracting Japanese investors without a license, repeatedly ignoring the agency’s advice to cease operating in the country. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies FSA’s Warning Japan’s Financial Service Agency (FSA) will issue a warning to an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) agency, which has been conducting business in Japan without a license, Nikkei reported. The news outlet elaborated: The warning will be issued to Blockchain Laboratory, based in Macau. The agency has decided the company’s activities could cause investors to incur losses. The FSA will work with the police and the Consumer Affairs Agency to bring criminal charges if the company fails to respond […]
February 11, 2018

Ethereum Classic Price Goes Back in the Green Thanks to ETC/BTC Gains

Ethereum Classic Price Goes Back in the Green Thanks to ETC/BTC Gains Things are not going according to plan for most cryptocurrencies right now. Most markets are still down compared to 24 hours ago, although the massive price decrease has been recovered in quick succession. The first currency to note positive momentum is Ethereum Classic.… The post Ethereum Classic Price Goes Back in the Green Thanks to ETC/BTC Gains appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 11, 2018

‘I’m Quite a Fan Of Government Regulation’: Interview With Yobie Benjamin

How to define an ICO huckster? How was the first year of Blockchain in Davos? We asked Yobie Benjamin. #INTERVIEW
February 11, 2018

Ethereum Classic Price Goes Back in the Green Thanks to ETC/BTC Gains

Things are not going according to plan for most cryptocurrencies right now. Most markets are still down compared to 24 hours ago, although the massive price decrease has been recovered in quick succession. The first currency to note positive momentum is Ethereum Classic. More specifically, the Ethereum Classic price has increased by 1.93% over the past 24 hours, whereas all other top 20 markets are still in the red. Ethereum Classic Price Wants More Gains It is evident any investment in the world of cryptocurrency will pay off eventually. For some currencies, it will take very long until we see any major growth in 2018. Even so, there is the Ethereum Classic price to keep an eye on at all times. Contrary to what most people would expect, the Ethereum Classic price is effectively noting a profit during this negative […]
February 11, 2018

New Jersey Cracks Down on Fraudulent Bitstrade

Following the fallout from fraudulent Ponzi-scheme Bitconnect’s demise, New Jersey has officially ordered cryptocurrency investment entity Bitstrade to stop offering unregistered and fraudulent securities in the state. New Jersey regulators have uncovered yet another fraudulent cryptocurrency investment company. The announcement comes by way of Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs and has been ordered by the Bureau of Securities after an investigation found Bitstrade to be in violation of New Jersey’s Uniform Securities Law. Bitstrade was found to have sold unregistered securities while guaranteeing upwards of 10 percent daily returns, despite lacking a proper registration to sell securities in New Jersey. Bitstrade also failed to disclose what have been deemed “key material facts” to prospective investors, including an official address, the names of its executive officers, the company’s financial status, potential risks to investors, and […]
February 11, 2018

US: Arizona Senate Passes Bill To Allow Tax Payments In Bitcoin

US: Arizona Senate Passes Bill To Allow Tax Payments In Bitcoin The Arizona Senate passed a bill on Feb. 8 to allow residents in the state to pay their taxes with cryptocurrencies, public records indicate. The Senate Bill 1091, which intends to enable cryptocurrencies for tax payment, was introduced Jan. 10, 2018 and passed by the Senate Finance Committee by a 4-3… The post US: Arizona Senate Passes Bill To Allow Tax Payments In Bitcoin appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 11, 2018

Prices Aside, Crypto’s Tech Stack Is Steadily Improving

Prices Aside, Crypto’s Tech Stack Is Steadily Improving A look at the headlines of late may leave you with a familiar conclusion – with all the ups and downs in the market, it’s just too early to take crypto seriously. And it’s true, despite the best efforts of even the industry’s most notable developers, the… The post Prices Aside, Crypto’s Tech Stack Is Steadily Improving appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 11, 2018

What Is the High-Performance Blockchain?

There is a growing need for faster and better blockchain solutions. As we have seen in the past with major cryptocurrencies, blockchain scalability has proven to be very problematic. The High-Performance Blockchain claims it will alleviate most of these concerns in the coming months. With a novel hardware and software architecture, the project certainly takes a different approach. Now is a good time to explore whether or not this project has any long-term potential. What is the High-Performance Blockchain? From the get-go, it becomes evident the High-Performance Blockchain tackles the concept of scalability from a completely different angle. Rather than just looking at the software side of things, the project also tackles the hardware aspect. To realize the optimal performance of blockchain applications, things will need to change in the near future. As such, this team is building an architecture which uses thousands of CPU and FPGA […]
February 11, 2018

UpCoin Review: The Next Cryptocurrency Exchange To Hit The Market

Cryptocurrency exchanges have been springing up to attend to the ever increasing customer needs in the cryptocurrency world. UpCoin promises to be an exchange with a difference after it has… Continue reading “UpCoin Review: The Next Cryptocurrency Exchange To Hit The Market” The post UpCoin Review: The Next Cryptocurrency Exchange To Hit The Market appeared first on .
February 11, 2018

Building Trust & Security in Our Future

How Technology & Storytelling Dominate in a Decentralized World Building Trust & Security in Our Future was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 11, 2018

What Is Bluzelle?

Blockchain technology can be used for many different purposes. One of the use cases worth exploring is immutable and scalable data storage. That is precisely what the Bluzelle project is all about. This “next-gen database protocol” focuses on the decentralized internet and its associated applications first and foremost. While that sounds impressive on paper, it’s time to dig into the nitty-gritty of this project. What is Bluzelle’s end Goal? When it comes to decentralized applications – or dApps, as they are often called – centralized infrastructures are insufficient. Not only are cloud-based databases not the right way to go, but they also cause major scaling concerns for the entire industry. As such, Bluzelle wants to combine the best of the sharing economy with the token economy. Anyone can rent out excess computer storage space while dApp developers can use this space to store and […]
February 11, 2018

IOTA Price Notes Another 11.3% Drop as Markets Turn Sour

IOTA Price Notes Another 11.3% Drop as Markets Turn Sour All cryptocurrency markets have been shaken up to their core once again. Even though things looked a lot worse several hours ago, most losses have been recovered in the process. As of right now, we still see a lot of markets in the red, which… The post IOTA Price Notes Another 11.3% Drop as Markets Turn Sour appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 11, 2018

XinFin opens token sale of it’s utility tokens, unveils the first of it’s kind hybrid blockchain XDC protocol

Singapore based XinFin unveiled the first of its kind Hybrid Blockchain protocol architecture for enterprise adoption for global trade and finance market, opens sale of it’s utility tokens. (For Immediate… Continue reading “XinFin opens token sale of it’s utility tokens, unveils the first of it’s kind hybrid blockchain XDC protocol” The post XinFin opens token sale of it’s utility tokens, unveils the first of it’s kind hybrid blockchain XDC protocol appeared first on .
February 11, 2018

Crypto Investment with a Prudent Approach

It has never been easier to become an investor, with multiple options available in the market – whether it is stocks, bonds, forex or even much more exoticly structured products. What product is the right fit for you depends on your personal risk appetite, your willingness to look the other way when markets turn against you, geographical exposure and so on. The financial crisis of 2008 was a good reminder that euphoric sentiment can turn in a blink of an eye and if you are not careful at managing your risk exposure, you risk not only wiping out the profits you made over time but in some cases even more than that. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Such market conditions can also give rise to fraudulent market activity, as scammers prey on those looking to recover their losses by […]
February 11, 2018

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD to Correct Lower?

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD to Correct Lower? Key Highlights ETH price climbed higher this past week above the $880 level before facing sellers against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $860 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair is currently… The post Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD to Correct Lower? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 11, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – BCH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – BCH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance Key Points Bitcoin cash price made a nice upside move this past week and traded above $1,100 against the US Dollar. At the moment, the BCH/USD pair is attempting to settle below a major bullish trend line with support at $1,200 on the 4-hours chart… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – BCH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 11, 2018

CEO of Pantera Capital Believes Bitcoin is ‘Under-Owned’ Among Institutional Investors

Despite the impressive gains that cryptocurrencies and bitcoin had during 2017, and the exposure gain by the media, the famous digital currency remains ‘under-owned’ by institutional investors. The chief executive… Continue reading “CEO of Pantera Capital Believes Bitcoin is ‘Under-Owned’ Among Institutional Investors” The post CEO of Pantera Capital Believes Bitcoin is ‘Under-Owned’ Among Institutional Investors appeared first on .
February 11, 2018

You got greedy, Martin…

You got greedy, Martin… was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 11, 2018

IOTA Price Notes Another 11.3% Drop as Markets Turn Sour

All cryptocurrency markets have been shaken up to their core once again. Even though things looked a lot worse several hours ago, most losses have been recovered in the process. As of right now, we still see a lot of markets in the red, which will not change all of a sudden either. One of the biggest “losers” is the IOTA price as of right now, a sit has dipped by as much as 11.37% over the past 24 hours. It is evident this trend is not overly positive, but things will eventually return to normal. IOTA Price Takes Another Beating all of a Sudden With all of the cryptocurrency markets dropping in value over the past 24 hours, the first question that comes to mind is why this is happening right now. It is pretty difficult to explain why […]
February 11, 2018

Achain: price analysis during the last weeks of drama

The last month was not easy for cryptocurrency lovers and traders, everything was going down and red was the color. For anyone except for Achainers that not only didn’t suffered so much but actually gained a lot more confidence and bullishness. Achain: price analysis during the last weeks of drama was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 11, 2018

Lingerie Tycoon Sells 50 Dubai Apartments for Bitcoin

As Bitcoin and cryptocurrency continues to become more and more viable by the week, one lingerie tycoon and her billionaire boyfriend have recently sold out 50 Dubai developments for Bitcoin. Sold Out Buying homes with Bitcoin is becoming more and more common. Ultimo lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone and her billionaire boyfriend, Doug Barrowman, initially put 50 of their 1,300 developments, located in Dubai’s Science Park, up for sale with Bitcoin — and it didn’t take long for them to get gobbled up. “We’ve sold all out,” Barrowman told Business Insider. “Some bought ones and twos, and one individual bought ten.” Studio apartments ran for $130,000 — currently about 16 bitcoins — while two-bedroom apartments went for $380,000, or about 47 bitcoins. This is reportedly the first property development ever to be sold using cryptocurrency. Those purchasing Mone’s developments also have the […]
February 11, 2018

PR: Revain Token Gets Listed on OKEx

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. Moscow, Russian Federation Revain is delighted to announce that it’s token just got listed on one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges OKEx. We were working closely with the OKEx team in the past few weeks to finally make it happen. For Revain, OKEx will represent the largest exchange by any metric including trading volume and audience size. As everywhere else, you can find Revain’s symbol on OKEx exchange as R. Trading has already started. About Revain Revain is aimed to revolutionize online reviews using blockchain technology. Its platform is designed for accumulating authentic user […]
February 11, 2018

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Who Influenced Assange & Snowden Dead at 70

John Perry Barlow is dead. Your unacknowledged soulmate, he was what everyone would call an internet pioneer, understanding early cyberspace’s potential. During his varied and colorful life, he collected many friends, among them Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Bob Weir, John F. Kennedy Jr., Timothy Leary, and Vice President Al Gore. His A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace is at once an angry, defiant, hopeful document, and is mandatory inclusion in anthologies covering what we understand as the net’s birth.    Also read: In Defiance of Trump Admin, Berkeley Considers Cryptocurrency Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow’s Legacy Is This Obituary “The sincerity and marrow of the man reaches to his sentences [….] Cut these words, and they would bleed; they are vascular and alive,” wrote Emerson of French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne. Such praise leaps out in demand […]
February 11, 2018

Guide: How To Buy EOS Tokens On Binance

The EOS blockchain platform is for the development of decentralized applications similar to Ethereum network. It makes the process of developing applications on the network accessible by providing application developers… Continue reading “Guide: How To Buy EOS Tokens On Binance” The post Guide: How To Buy EOS Tokens On Binance appeared first on .
February 11, 2018

Ripple announces UAE Exchange to join RippleNet

Ripple, the blockchain powered global real-time settlement network confirmed that after many months of talks, UAE Exchange, one of the largest payment providers in the Middle East is joining RippleNet. UAE Exchange was founded… Ripple announces UAE Exchange to join RippleNet was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 11, 2018

BitGrail Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked, $170 Million in Nano Allegedly Stolen

Popular cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail has reported a loss of 17 million Nano, valued at over $170 million at the time of the hack. However, conflicting reports are surfacing with some believing the exchange to be insolvent for a number of months. The Hack is Revealed In the past, BitGrail exchange was one of the largest trading hubs for the RaiBlocks cryptocurrency, which has since rebranded to “Nano.” A trip to their homepage redirects users to a news announcement that reveals an apparent hack. According to a statement on the BitGrail website, “unauthorized transactions” have been found on the exchange which has led to 17 million Nano being lost. All cryptocurrency operations have temporarily been suspended, and the authorities have been contacted to investigate the disappearance of the digital assets. Dramatic Changes at BitGrail Back on January 30th, BitGrail owner Francesco […]
February 11, 2018

Coinnest the first Korean cryptocurrency exchange to list Pundi X

Pundi X, a cryptocurrency point-of-sale (POS) solution provider and Coinnest, the fourth largest cryptocurrency exchange platform in Korea confirmed that Coinnest will be the first Korean cryptocurrency exchange to list the PXS token and… Coinnest the first Korean cryptocurrency exchange to list Pundi X was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 11, 2018

US: Arizona Senate Passes Bill To Allow Tax Payments In Bitcoin

Arizona residents may soon be able to pay taxes in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. #NEWS
February 11, 2018

Pantera Capital CEO: Bitcoin Bear Market About to Turn Bullish

Bitcoin’s bear market got you feeling blue? Well, cheer up! Dan Morehead, the founder and CEO of Pantera Capital, thinks the best is yet to come. The Bear Cycle Is Coming to an End Dan Morehead, the founder and CEO of Pantera Capital, went on CNBC’s Fast Money earlier this week, where he made some seriously bullish statements about Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market as a whole. Despite Bitcoin’s recent and sharp correction, Morehead thinks everything is ultimately right on track. Using history as an indicator, he claims Bitcoin’s severe drop in price is actually totally normal. Additionally, he predicts Bitcoin will start rising in the next couple of weeks, explaining: We’re certainly aware that it’s a very speculative market. It’s volatile on the upside, but it can be volatile on the downside. But we’ve had a 64 percent fall […]
February 11, 2018

New Online Casino Pokies for Australia & New Zealand – NissiCasino.com

Nissi Casino delivers a modern and exciting iGaming experience. The online casino is owned and operated in Australia & New Zealand and already boasts a game library of more than 3,000 pokies & casino games. Slot games are an important part of that selection and will continue to be, and in keeping with that commitment, Nissi has recently added carefully selected games from the likes of Evolution Gaming, Aristocrat, Microgaming and 15+ more. The Slotfather: Part II The Slotfather: Part II is a sequel to the incredibly successful Slotfather game from Betsoft. The Slotfather series delivers a fun and fast-paced slots experience inspired by the Godfather series and caricatured to perfection. Like its predecessor, the sequel gives Nissi Casino members 243 ways to win on any given spin. Free spins are a key feature of the game. In addition to […]
February 11, 2018

$150 Million Worth of Nano Allegedly Stolen From Cryptocurrency Exchange BitGrail

$150 million worth of Nano, formerly known as RaiBlocks, were stolen from BitGrail, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Italy, merely two weeks after Coincheck experienced the largest cryptocurrency hacking attack in history. In an official statement, the Nano core team stated that Francesco “The Bomber” Firano, the owner and operator of BitGrail, notified the Nano team about the unauthorized movement of funds from the wallets of BitGrail to external wallets. During a conversation with the Nano core team, Firano suggested the Nano team to alter the ledger, or essentially fork the Nano blockchain, to restore the funds stolen from the BitGrail exchange. The Nano core team firmly rejected the proposal, emphasizing that BitGrail is not associated with Nano in any way, and as an independent business, it is responsible for its funds and operations. “An option suggested by Firano was […]
February 11, 2018

BCH Wallet ‘Handcash’ Enables Bitcoin Cash NFC Transactions

On Saturday, February 10 a new bitcoin cash (BCH) wallet was announced called, Handcash, an SPV client that enables Near Field Communication transactions. The wallet’s initial release is still in beta form but is available to download for experimentation on all compatible Android devices. Also read: Trading Tip `the Wall´ – Disappearing Premiums Signal Bearish Mid-Term Outlook Handcash the NFC Bitcoin Cash Wallet A team of developers launched a new wallet called Handcash; a bitcoin cash client for Android phones. At the moment the platform is still in its beta form but the wallet focuses on ease of use and has a few unique features. One aspect is the wallet’s ability to complete Near Field Communication (NFC) payments in a matter of seconds. The feature effectively resembles handing someone some cash, hence the name ‘Handcash’ says the wallet developers. Anyone can […]
February 11, 2018

MARK.SPACE Raises Hopes of a Lucrative Alliance between VR and E-Commerce through its Revolutionary Blockchain Powered Ecosystem

The much anticipated merging of two groundbreaking technologies, VR and E-Commerce, may soon become a reality with the recent launch of MARK.SPACE.  This blockchain based VR/3D platform empowers all online… Continue reading “MARK.SPACE Raises Hopes of a Lucrative Alliance between VR and E-Commerce through its Revolutionary Blockchain Powered Ecosystem” The post MARK.SPACE Raises Hopes of a Lucrative Alliance between VR and E-Commerce through its Revolutionary Blockchain Powered Ecosystem appeared first on .
February 11, 2018

Arizona May Start to Accept Cryptocurrencies for Tax Purposes

One of the 50 states of the United States may legalize Bitcoin in order to allow its citizens to pay for taxes. Another draft law regulating ICOs has also been… Continue reading “Arizona May Start to Accept Cryptocurrencies for Tax Purposes” The post Arizona May Start to Accept Cryptocurrencies for Tax Purposes appeared first on .
February 11, 2018

Bitcoin is “Under-Owned” Among Institutional Investors says Dan Morehead

The CEO and founder of Pantera Capital, Dan Morehead, recently told media that bitcoin is “under-owned” by institutional investors despite high demand for cryptocurrency exposure. Mr. Morehead also predicted bitcoin to produce bullish price movements in coming weeks. Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Start Forming a Well Defined Uptrend Pantera Bullish on Bitcoin In a recent interview with CNBC, the Pantera Capital founder appeared unfazed by the recent crash in the cryptocurrency markets, stating “We’re certainly aware it’s a very speculative market,” adding, “It’s volatile on the upside. It can be volatile on the downside.” Mr. Morehead predicts that the price of bitcoin will begin to recover in coming weeks, stating, “Typically, [bitcoin] has had on average a 71-day bear market, and we’re 52 days into this. It seems like another couple of weeks and everything will be normal and [bitcoin] […]
February 11, 2018

Not so serious look at tokensales

Not so serious look at tokensales was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 11, 2018

Why blockchain will change the world?

Why blockchain will change the world? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 11, 2018

A Closer Look At Tether’s Blockchain

A data-driven review of Tether’s transactions, “users,” and relationships Much has been written by passionate critics on Tether, the supposed 1–1 USD-backed token issued by Tether Limited. Some see it as today’s version of Willy, the Mt Gox trading bot that manipulated Bitcoin’s price in 2013/14. Most of the analysis has focused on off-chain dynamics: Tether’s lack of a banking partner, its split from its auditor, the ownership relationship vis-a-vis Bitfinex, etc. Because Tether is a blockchain token, signals can be derived from the on-chain data as well. My partner Edwin Ong and I have been collecting and analyzing data on different blockchains for some time, and we recently took a closer look at Tether. Tether Blockchain BackgroundFirst, a primer on how Tether’s blockchain works: Tether is a token issued on the Omni Layer (“Mastercoin” to old-school blockchain enthusiasts), a platform […]
February 11, 2018

An Overview of Privacy Coins

An Overview of Privacy Coins was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 11, 2018

Visual Guide to Buying A Vanity Ethereum Addresses with ENS and MyCrypto

Visual Guide to Buying A Vanity Ethereum Addresses with ENS and MyCrypto was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 11, 2018

Four ways to invest in blockchain ranked from riskiest to safest

Bitcoin was an amazing investment, provided you got in early and got out at the peak. Most people believe that blockchain, cryptocurrency’s underlying technology, still holds that kind of promise. Blockchain feels like personal computing in the 1980s, Internet in the 1990s, mobile in the 2000s, and social in the 2010s. Get in at the right time and find (or start) an Apple, a Google, an Apple (again), or a Facebook, and in 10 years you’re a (m/b)illionaire. So how do you take advantage of what seems like such a sure thing? Well first of all, blockchain is not a sure thing. Blockchain could just be an evolutionary step, a pre-cursor to a more robust and relatable technology that winds up being the moneymaker. There are elements of blockchain that hint at concepts that are very sorely needed in today’s digital world: efficiency, […]
February 11, 2018

Revain gets listed on OKEx, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges

Moscow, Russian Federation, 10 February 2018 Revain is delighted to announce that it’s token just got listed on one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges OKEx. We were working closely with the OKEx team in the past few weeks to finally make it happen.  For Revain, OKEx will represent the largest exchange by any metric including trading volume and audience size. As everywhere else, you can find Revain’s symbol on OKEx exchange as R. Trading has already started. About Revain Revain is aimed to revolutionize online reviews using blockchain technology. Its platform is designed for accumulating authentic user reviews on projects and startups that have concluded their crowdfunding / ICO stage. The platform is bringing to life the service that will finally allow businesses to receive detailed and genuine feedback about their projects, while users will get access to other […]
February 11, 2018

What Is Emercoin?

As we all probably know by now, the Bitcoin blockchain has grabbed the attention of the masses due to its wide array of security features and functionalities. In recent months, we have seen the release of many new digital currencies that aim to make use of the BTC blockchain so as to benefit from its decentralized framework as well as its amazing safety features. With that being said, it is important to recognize the difficulty in writing code on this blockchain. This is where Emercoin comes in. It is a completely unique blockchain that provides its users with the ability to code programs and develop app suites in a completely hassle-free, streamlined manner. It offers its users a wide array of functional services that can help novice as well as experienced developers alike. It is also interesting to note that Emercoin’s […]
February 10, 2018

U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure Guidelines

This week Colorado House Representative Jared Polis sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Ethics asking the organization to propose statutes that require government employees to declare their bitcoin and digital currency holdings. Also Read: India’s Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors House Representative Jared Polis: ‘Government Employees Should Report Any Virtual Currency Holdings’ U.S. bureaucrats are ramping up efforts to try and regulate the decentralized currency bitcoin and the slew of other cryptocurrencies that exist. On February 5, the House Representative Jared Polis who is known as “bitcoin-friendly,” submitted a request that urges the House Committee on Ethics (HCE) to provide guidance on how politicians can disclose their digital asset holdings. Polis states that in a lot of U.S. territories digital assets are defined as securities or commodities, and U.S. politicians are already required to declare […]
February 10, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Veritaseum

Many cryptocurrencies with top market caps rose to their positions after a massive surge – either due to a new development, an explosion of support and hype, or even an unexplained, spontaneous pump. Even more peculiar are coins of the opposite nature – those that appreciate to huge valuations without causing many waves. What is Veritaseum? Veritaseum provides its users and clients with several tools dedicated to trading and financial markets. The main component of Veritaseum is the VeADIR (Veritaseum Autonomous, Dynamic, Interactive Research) trading platform, which is an autonomous financial machine, or trading algorithm, that exposes VeADIR users to a number of trading opportunities, including strong buy positions and highlights of undervalued or under-reported assets. The assets found on the VeADIR platform consist partially of the tokenized (“Veritized”) sub-assets. Essentially, stocks, commodities, and other investment vehicles can be pegged to Veritas (VERI) sub-tokens, to […]
February 10, 2018

Will Facebook and the IMF Bust the Blockchain-Crypto Myth?

Will Facebook and the IMF Bust the Blockchain-Crypto Myth? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 10, 2018

What Is Enigma?

Enigma is a crypto platform that’s trying to solve the problem of privacy on the blockchain. Using an off-chain network layer, Enigma gives blockchains access to much-needed storage, privacy, and scalability. Additionally, it employs what it dubs secret contracts, a brand of smart contract that gives users an element of privacy that’s not intrinsic to current blockchain protocols. How it Works Enigma functions by taking data from the blockchain and, when appropriate, storing it in its off-chain network. As with other current blockchains, data on this blockchain is public, while the off-chain network is responsible for keeping data private. “Code is executed both on the blockchain (public parts) and on Enigma (private or computationally intensive parts),” the Enigma whitepaper states. This gives Enigma the ability to store data privately while also providing public proof that a transaction was executed on the blockchain. […]
February 10, 2018

Enigma Data Marketplace launches on the Ethereum testnet

Enigma Project, the team building a privacy and scalability protocol for any blockchain and creators of Catalyst, a platform for data-driven crypto investing and trading announced a major development milestone related to their privacy… Enigma Data Marketplace launches on the Ethereum testnet was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 10, 2018

The City of Berkeley, California Considers Doing Cryptocurrency ICO

The famed hub of American 1960s radicalism and counterculture, Berkeley, California is at it again. Dormant for a few years, the US presidency of Donald Trump has awoken defiant spirits, as the city challenges administration policy over everything from immigration to taxation. One tool of resistance under consideration is an initial coin offering in creation of the city’s very own token. Also read: Landmark Senate Crypto Hearing Seen as Mostly Positive by Bitcoiners In Defiance of Trump Admin, Berkeley Considers Its Own Cryptocurrency Berkeley city council member Ben Bartlett stressed, “Berkeley is the center of the resistance, and for the resistance to work, it must have a coin.” The resistance he spoke of has to do with the Trump administration, and its singling out of the local university over campus speech issues, along with threatening to defund Sanctuary Cities which decriminalize […]
February 10, 2018

Choosing private blockchain tech: Hyperledger Composer

Choosing private blockchain tech: Hyperledger Composer was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 10, 2018

MIMIR Blockchain Solutions Development Update (Feb. 9)

MIMIR Blockchain Solutions Development Update (Feb. 9) was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 10, 2018

Zeroedge.Bet – a Revolutionary Approach to Gambling with 0% House Edge Games & Single Cryptocurrency

ZeroEdge Casino is a gambling platform which offers players an equal odds of winning against the house, i.e. 0% house edge casino games such as Blackjack, Video Poker, Roulette, and many more. The casino will also have a sportsbook that will act as an exchange with 0% commission bets.  The project was first presented at Blockchain Summit in Kyiv on November 25th. The team of professionals from multiple industries got together to build the first online casino which doesn’t rely on player’s losses as a primary source of revenue, but instead is based on casino’s cryptocurrency value growth. Simply put, ZeroEdge Casino offers the best odds in the market with all games having a 0% house edge, including sportsbook and poker tables. The business model is based on casino’s cryptocurrency which is required in order to play these games. This […]
February 10, 2018

What makes Cardano more valuable than Ethereum in the long term?

What makes Cardano more valuable than Ethereum in the long term? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 10, 2018

Bitcoin Gambling Predictions for 2018

Bitcoin is a both a digital currency and a means of electronic payment. Bitcoin is also inherently private, and while it doesn’t ensure anonymity, it certainly affords payers and payees more protection that any traditional currency ever could. It’s for these reasons that the online gambling community throughout the world has embraced Bitcoin so quickly and so thoroughly. Since Bitcoin expansion isn’t a trend that will cease anytime soon, let’s rub our crystal ball and speculate about what 2018 will bring. Bitcoin Will Be Ubiquitous in Online Gambling Have you heard the term “Bitcoin casino?” It’s used to refer to online casinos that accept Bitcoin deposits and offer Bitcoin withdrawals. This term is currently necessary because those casinos are special. They’re at the vanguard of an industry-wide transition, but by 2018, the term Bitcoin casino may not have a lot […]
February 10, 2018

Darknet Criminals Will Drop Bitcoin in Favor of Litecoin and Dash, Study Says

Bitcoin has been associated with criminal activity for as long as people can remember. That is quite worrisome for many reasons. Even though Bitcoin lacks privacy and anonymity, criminals still flock to this payment option because of its global appeal. According to a new study, however, that situation may come to change very soon. In fact, it seems criminals are showing an increasing interest in Litecoin and Dash, even though neither currency is more suitable than Bitcoin. Bitcoin Isn’t a Tool for Criminals Most people already know criminals tend to focus on privacy and anonymity when cashing out their financial gains. On paper, cryptocurrencies should be excellent for this type of activity, assuming they offer anonymity, privacy, or both. Unfortunately, Bitcoin doesn’t provide any of those features, yet it is still the go-to payment solution for a lot of criminals as of right […]
February 10, 2018

Nuclear Engineers Arrested for Mining Cryptocurrency Using Government Supercomputer

Russian nuclear scientists working at a top-secret nuclear center have been arrested for allegedly using the center’s computer facilities for the purpose of mining cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Russia’s Largest Bank Caught Employees Mining For Crypto   Russian Nuclear Engineers Arrested for Secrectly Mining Cryptocurrencies Engineers working for the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics at the Federal Nuclear Centre in Sarov have been arrested for using the power of a supercomputer to mine cryptocurrencies. The Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov is a restricted area, with the Soviet Union’s first nuclear weapon having been developed at the facility. It has been reported that the engineers commandeered a supercomputer which is not meant to be connected to the internet in order to prevent intrusion. Upon connecting the computer to the internet, the nuclear center’s security department was immediately alerted. The unnamed scientists are now […]
February 10, 2018

What College Kids Are Saying About Cryptocurrency

On Friday, February 9, I had the opportunity to attend a cryptocurrency talk hosted by my school’s computer science club. This event was just one of a plethora of talks that have been taking place at colleges and universities throughout the world. My college can best be described as a private, liberal arts college in the US with a student body of just under 1,500. The Computer Science department is made up of only four professors and a few dozen CS majors. While the school certainly doesn’t resemble Berkeley or New York University, it is worthwhile to recognize the growth of cryptocurrency taking place everywhere in between the two institutions. Around 15 students congregated in a basement computer lab for the first event regarding cryptocurrency to take place on campus. Groups of friends shuffled in, enthusiastic (despite traversing heavy snowfall to arrive at the lab), sharing […]
February 10, 2018

Crypto ‘Unlikely To Disappear’, Says Internal Report Attributed To J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan delivers positive forecasts for crypto in an executive summary on cryptocurrency attributed to the company #NEWS
February 10, 2018

Bitcoin Gold Price Notes a 20% Decline After Brief Pump

There is no such thing as a boring day in the cryptocurrency world. Not all of the developments turn out the way most people would like, though. After a few positive days, it now seems most markets will go in the red once again. There are still a few exceptions, but it seems to be a matter of time until that trend reverses. Especially the Bitcoin Gold price is taking a massive beating as we speak. Bitcoin Gold Price Faces Major Setback It is evident there is both positive and negative momentum in the cryptocurrency industry as of right now. These past few days showed signs of semi-bullish momentum after a major dip. Today, it seems most markets are in the red over the past 24 hours, with a handful of exceptions in the top 50. The Bitcoin Gold price […]
February 10, 2018

SEC Refuses Request For Information On Disputed Tezos ICO In Ongoing Lawsuit

SEC denies request for info on Tezos in lawsuit against the controversial company #NEWS
February 10, 2018

Trading Tip `the Wall´ – Disappearing Premiums Signal Bearish Mid-Term Outlook

Up until now, bitcoin has largely been behaving as an uncorrelated asset. This got a lot of people excited, categorizing bitcoin as a future digital gold or a safe haven asset. The worst thing about this recent dip in price ($5,873, GDAX) was not the decrease in the price itself. Much more daunting for bitcoin, was that the price dip coincided with the dip of the US stock market. Also read: Trading Tip `The Wall´ – I Was Wrong Bitcoin and the Bear Market This chart shows the Dow Jones Industrial Average overlaying the bitcoin price (red line). A large part of bitcoin’s value proposition to institutional investors is that bitcoin potentially carries low or negative beta. That’s finance speak for an asset having low or an inverse correlation with the market as a whole (e.g. the S&P 500). Asset managers like assets […]
February 10, 2018

ECB’s Yves Mersch Labels Blockchain an Inferior Payment System

There is a genuine global interest in blockchain technology right now. That is only normal, as distributed ledgers will transform many businesses in the coming years. European Central Bank executive board member Yves Mersch is not too impressed by this technology. In fact, he claims the new euro settlement technology will outclass blockchain as a payment system. It’s an interesting statement, but only time will tell if he is right or not. The Euro Settlement System Gets an Update In the world of traditional finance, legacy systems are often slow and outdated. This is no different in the European Union at this stage. More specifically, the European Central Bank acknowledges a different system needs to be implemented sooner rather than later. To do so, they will introduce a new settlement system known as TIPS. According to the latest information, this new system […]