May 3, 2018

Payments Processor Square Reports It Sold Over $34 Million in Bitcoin in First Three Months

Square, the payments processing company, has revealed that it sold $34.1 million in bitcoin during the first quarter. However, while this figure looks impressive, it’s reported that the company spent $33.9 million in order to purchase the cryptocurrency. This was so users could trade bitcoin through its Cash mobile payments app, reports CNBC. As a result, the revenue it received from its sale was $200,000. The San Francisco-based company, which was co-founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, enabled cryptocurrency trading via its Cash app in January. Through the app, most customers are able to buy and sell bitcoin on its platform. Customers are limited to $10,000 in bitcoin buys a week; however, there’s no limit to the amount that is subsequently sold. At the time, Dorsey said via a tweet that: We support bitcoin because we see it as a […]
May 3, 2018

24 Lessons I Learned from Interviewing Over 45 Cryptocurrency Projects in Two Months

24 Lessons I Learned from Interviewing Over 45 Cryptocurrency Projects in Two Months was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 3, 2018

Reddit Aims to Relaunch Bitcoin Payments with ETH and LTC Too

Reddit is looking to bring back cryptocurrencies as a payment option – and this time bitcoin won’t be the only option.
May 3, 2018

China National Radio Questions Legality of OKEx Bitcoin Futures Trading

China National Radio, a high-level mouthpiece of the government, has claimed OKEx illegally offered bitcoin futures and OTC trading.
May 3, 2018

Reddit CTO: ‘I Think Crypto Payments Will Come Back’ To Platform

“I think crypto payments will come back” to Reddit, the platform’s CTO has said
May 3, 2018

Bloomberg: Crypto Not Really Comparable To Traditional Asset Classes, Future Uncertain

Crypto is volatile, not comparable to most traditional assets, and with an uncertain future that could go either way, says Bloomberg in its latest analysis
May 3, 2018

IOTA Price Notes Strong Gains Despite Bearish Pressure for all Cryptocurrencies

Today will be either a pretty good or absolutely terrible day for all cryptocurrencies. More specifically, the uptrend is still in place, although it seems evident there is some bearish pressure forming as well. As of right now, the IOTA price is still noting some strong gains, as it value holds steady above $2. Whether or not this trend will continue in the days to come, is a different matter altogether. IOTA Price Momentum Remains Strong Anyone who has kept a close eye on the cryptocurrency will know all too well how there is a ton of volatility to contend with in this regard. In the case of the IOTA price, things have been heading an interesting direction as of late. More specifically, there has been some pretty solid price momentum over the past three weeks, yet anything can happen […]
May 3, 2018

Taking the New On-Chain BCH-Powered Social App Blockpress for a Test Flight

On May 2, a new on-chain social media platform for the Bitcoin Cash network was announced called ‘Blockpress.’ According to the Blockpress development team the platform has been under construction for months, and they are pleased to finally release the initial version to the public. Also read: Markets Update: Trading Action Heats Up During the First Week of May Another On-Chain Social Media Platform Called Blockpress Launches on the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain After the past few weeks with everyone talking about the on-chain social media application Memo, another similar platform has been introduced to the bitcoin cash community. On Wednesday, May 2, a developer announced the launch of BCH-powered social media service called Blockpress. The social media application Blockpress, much like Memo, performs every action using a bitcoin cash transaction. However, Blockpress is far richer, as far as the graphic interface […]
May 3, 2018

New Monero (XMR) Wallet Launches, Boasts List of New Features

In the interest of furthering choice and decentralization, Monero users now have another wallet available to them. ‘A Labor of Love’ In a post on the r/Monero subreddit yesterday, user WiseSolution — otherwise known as Nath — announced the launch of a new online wallet and website, XMRWALLET. Wrote the creator: The doors are open and I am so happy to finally have a finished site for the Monero community. It’s been a long 7 months of work but it is definitely a labor of love. I have been using www.MyMonero.com for over a year (thank you /fluffyponyza for the amazing service) and thought I could improve some aspects of the program and build out a bunch of cool new features. Having another Monero web wallet also helps with decentralization in case MyMonero is inaccessible. As noted in Nath’s post, the […]
May 3, 2018

NOAHCOIN Will Tap Remittances to Build a New Financial Services Infrastructure

The NOAH Project plans to use cryptocurrency to help citizens of developing nations working abroad with finance infrastructure and economic growth back home. To test this concept the NOAH Project team has some ambitious plans in the Philippines. The basis of the NOAH Project is the inward remittance to the Philippines from Filipinos who are working in Japan. Currently, remittances are sent through wire services, which can be expensive. Wire transfer fees take between 6% and 10% of the remittance funds sent between the countries. Costs would be reduced by converting funds paid in Japanese Yen into the NOAHCOIN (NOAH) token, which can be transmitted at little or no cost. The workers would convert the yen into NOAHCOIN in the Noah Wallet. The Noah Wallet is a mobile app designed to facilitate direct payment between the two countries. The amount […]
May 3, 2018

The Blockchain Data Problem Is Bigger Than You Think

Some bitcoin data points seem easy enough to measure, but beware, there’s more nuance to those numbers than you might think.
May 3, 2018

Eternal Trust New Referral Program with Cryptocurrency Payments

The world’s first blockchain platform that fulfills dreams, Eternal Trust, allows to program future transactions on smart contracts and make future deals. That means that the dreams of its customer… Continue reading “Eternal Trust New Referral Program with Cryptocurrency Payments” The post Eternal Trust New Referral Program with Cryptocurrency Payments appeared first on .
May 3, 2018

Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network & Token

The Wall Street Journal reported Telegram has raised $1.7 billion in anticipation of an initial coin offering (ICO). However, the company has instead decided to scrap its much publicized ICO in favor of beefing up its popular messaging service and expanding into tokenization. Also read: Microsociety Fort Galt in Chile Uses Bitcoin to Build Anew Telegram Scraps ICO Paul Vigna details how Telegram has “brought in so much money from a small group of private investors that it is calling off a planned sale of cryptocurrency to the wider investing public.” The company is effectively ditching its ICO after having raised a cool $1.7 billion. It’s an interesting time for Telegram, to put it mildly. Recently, the encrypted messenger service celebrated gaining 200 million users. Almost immediately, the Russian government attempted to force it to provide user information, and a […]
May 3, 2018

South Korean Lawmakers Want to Legalize Some Initial Coin Offerings

An unexpected move taken by South Korean lawmakers has shaken the crypto market. Apparently, they are working on a bill that would legalize some Initial Coin Offerings, which the country… Continue reading “South Korean Lawmakers Want to Legalize Some Initial Coin Offerings” The post South Korean Lawmakers Want to Legalize Some Initial Coin Offerings appeared first on .
May 3, 2018

Crypto Exchange Bitgrail Opens For Three Hours Before Legally Forced Shutdown

Previously hacked crypto exchange Bitgrail was open for three hours yesterday before a court ordered their temporary closure
May 3, 2018

Nocoiner to British Gov’t: Blockchain Belongs With ‘Magic Wands’ and ‘Pixie Dust’

Blockchain technology has its fair share of haters, but one individual in the banking industry has taken doubt to an entirely new level. ‘Blockchain is a Fad’ Martin Walker, the director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, has made statements yesterday against blockchain technology which are so bearish, it’s hard to tell whether he’s serious, or has ulterior motives. Flanked on either side by Everledger’s Chris Taylor and Ripple’s Ryan Zagone, Walker told The British Parliament’s Treasury Committee that blockchain is little more than a fad and doomed to fail. He stated: There’s a big problem in the blockchain world with confusing ‘could’ for ‘is.’ All that it takes to make a credible idea into a fad is people just switch off their brains and stop thinking. Over 20 years in and around the banking industry — blockchain is a fad, but I […]
May 3, 2018

Australia Cracks Down on Misleading and Deceptive Initial Coin Offerings

Australia’s financial regulator is cracking down on deceptive and misleading initial coin offerings (ICOs), citing “a serious breach of the Australian law.” As a result of the regulator’s inquiries, some issuers have halted their token sales or are modifying their structures. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space ASIC Takes Action Against ICOs The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced on Tuesday that it is taking action “on misleading or deceptive conduct in the marketing and selling of digital or virtual tokens via initial coin offerings (ICOs).” ASIC is an independent Australian government body that acts as the country’s corporate regulator. Citing that “these offers can involve significant risks for investors that are often not disclosed or well understood,” the Commission wrote: ASIC is issuing inquiries to ICO issuers and their advisers where we identify conduct or […]
May 3, 2018

Berkeley City Council Moves Ahead With Pilot Program For Issuing City Bonds On Blockchain

The Berkeley city council has moved head with a plan to sell micro-bonds for city projects using blockchain technology
May 3, 2018

P2P Exchange Paxful Believes Africa Poised to Become Next Big Bitcoin Market

While Bitcoin is scorching hot in Asia, P2P finance exchanges like Paxful realize that Africa is poised to become the next big market for Bitcoin. Bitcoin has certainly taken the world by storm. Asia continues to be the hottest spot for cryptocurrency, while Europe and North America follow in its footsteps. Many people equate virtual currencies to highly industrialized nations, but they’re catching on in developing markets as well. Paxful, the P2P finance platform, believes that Africa is poised to become the next big market for Bitcoin. Numbers and Need There are several compelling reasons why the presence and popularity of Bitcoin in Africa is set to explode. The first reason is that of population. Paxful, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange, does a tremendous amount of volume in North America. The platform saw over $526,000 in transactions for the week of […]
May 3, 2018

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 05/03/2018 – Can Bulls Keep Charging?

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 05/03/2018 – Can Bulls Keep Charging? Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price is still in an uptrend and attempting to break past the $9000 barrier. Price is also inside an ascending channel on its 1-hour chart and appears to be setting its sights on the top. A continuation of the… The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 05/03/2018 – Can Bulls Keep Charging? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 3, 2018

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Could Surpass $725

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Could Surpass $725 Key Highlights ETH price is trading higher and it recently broke the $700 resistance against the US Dollar. There was a break above yesterday’s highlighted key bearish trend line with resistance at $685 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair may… The post Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Could Surpass $725 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 3, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Surged Above $1,500

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Surged Above $1,500 Key Points Bitcoin cash price gained upside momentum and broke a major resistance at $1,500 against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted key connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $1,370 was breached on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Surged Above $1,500 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 3, 2018

MetaMask successfully integrates cryptocurrency data from Balanc3

Balanc3, the cryptocurrency accounting tool provider from ConsenSys announced today some impressive news. The company’s data has successfully been integrated into MetaMask. Coinciding with the release of their newest version, MetaMask’s 1.15 million users now see sound pricing information across all of their ERC-20 tokens in their wallet. MetaMask successfully integrates cryptocurrency data from Balanc3
May 3, 2018

Crypto Invest Summit: Day 2 Recap

After a great Day 1, Blockchain Beach was back at the Crypto Invest Summit for another full day of panels, keynotes, and fireside chats. You can see all of our live tweets on our Twitter or see the highlights below! At the first presentation of the day that we attended, SpiceVC presented an interesting stat […] The post Crypto Invest Summit: Day 2 Recap appeared first on Blockchain Beach | Blockchain News and Events.
May 3, 2018

Asset Freeze Continues for Public Company That Pivoted to Crypto

The SEC is likely to prove that three defendants associated with fintech firm Longfin took part in the sale of unregistered securities, a judge said.
May 3, 2018

Russia: ‘Blockchain Will Belong to Us’

The government of Russia is making concerted efforts to dominate the fledgling blockchain technology industry.  Blockchain to Belong to Russia Many companies and countries around the world have expressed their interest in blockchain technology. One of the major players in this innovative new technology is Russia. President Vladimir Putin has pushed blockchain technology as part of his new “digital economy” program, saying that the country can’t be “late in the race” for blockchain dominance. Putin has even met with Vitalik Buterin, one of the co-founders of Ethereum. An article in the New York Times reports that the Russian government sent a high number of representatives to an International Standards Organization (ISO) meeting in Tokyo last year that was meant to establish international standards for blockchain technology. Many attendants at the meeting were very surprised to find out that the head of the Russian […]
May 3, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference II: Bring Your Kids, Friends, Colleagues for Just $97 per Head

DALLAS, TX – Organizers of the second Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference (which is being held in September at Dallas) are running a special promotion. Attendees who reserve their spot before midnight on Sunday May 6th will be able to add “companion” tickets for just $97 per head. Tickets to the Super Conference usually cost $897 but are available at an “Early Bird” price of $597. Additional “companion” tickets for spouses, kids, friends, colleagues, or any other guests of the main attendee cost just $97 – and will benefit from all the normal “Standard Attendee” privileges.   Why is this special offer on the table this week? Richard Jacobs, CEO of Future Tech Expo, the conference’s organizer, explains: “This week, it’s my birthday. It’s also been about a year since I made my first Bitcoin investment, and because of […]
May 3, 2018

Algebraix Welcomes Esteemed Industry Leaders To Advisory Board

AUSTIN, Texas, May 02, 2018 – Algebraix has assembled an accomplished team of advisors with a wide range of industry experience. The Algebraix Advisory Board is made up of experts from finance, media, and blockchain technology. The Advisory Board members are the following:Rob Gregory, President of WhoSay, a Viacom company Ichiro Minamikawa, CEO at Cointed Japan, a multi-service blockchain company Eric Ervin, CEO of Reality Shares, Inc, creator of the first Blockchain ETF BLCNAndrew Essex, Co-founder and CEO of Droga5 Richard Li, General Partner at Alphablock.com Charles Silver, CEO of Algebraix commented, “We are fortunate to have such an elite group of advisors help us grow and establish a new media paradigm where individuals control their data and get paid from advertisers. It’s time to end data exploitation and this group of elite executive advisors can help Algebraix achieve its […]
May 3, 2018

CoinMarketCap releases new mobile app on 5th anniversary

CoinMarketCap, the popular cryptocurrency tracking site, this week celebrated its 5th anniversary with the launch of a new mobile app. As of May 1st, 2018, the app was tracking over 1600 cryptocurrencies and 200 exchanges with a total market capitalization over $400 billion USD. CoinMarketCap releases new mobile app on 5th anniversary
May 3, 2018

Goldman Sachs to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading Within Weeks

Goldman Sachs is launching a new operation that will use the firm’s own money to trade bitcoin related contracts on behalf of its clients.
May 3, 2018

#EIP-999: Why A Vote To Release Parity Locked Funds Evoked So Much Controversy

The historical vote and its influence
May 3, 2018

Crowdvilla partners with real estate developer to acquire luxury holiday homes to be shared on blockchain

Crowdvilla, a blockchain-based holiday home sharing platform, is partnering with Pacific Star Development Limited (PSD), an award-winning ASEAN real estate developer listed on the Singapore Exchange, to bring them on board to be the startup’s exclusive property asset manager. Crowdvilla partners with real estate developer to acquire luxury holiday homes to be shared on blockchain
May 3, 2018

The Most Controversial Bitcoin Forks Yet Are Coming

Bitcoin forks are invariably contentious, but the latest batch could be the most controversial yet. Bitcoin Prime and Anonymous Bitcoin have been labeled as shameless cash grabs that are little more than pump and dumps orchestrated by opportunistic developers. The projects’ architects of these schemes, naturally, have hit back. Also read: Forget Emojis – Bitcoin Sentiment is Expressed Through Sticker Sets in Chats New Forks Fuel a Furore Rhett Creighton has always been a polarizing figure, but his latest stunt has united a swathe of the cryptocurrency community in condemnation. EOS’ Dan Larimer is synonymous with jumping from project to project, but his flitting looks like a lifetime of faithful service compared to Rhett’s itchy feet. Having announced a dual fork of bitcoin and zclassic last December, which inflated the price of ZCL and enriched Rhett and his cronies no end, […]
May 3, 2018

Havven launches online store for accepting the stablecoin as payment

Havven, a decentralized payment network and one of the first ever stablecoins, has today set out to prove the real-life payment use for a stable cryptocurrency on an international scale with the launch of its own e-store. Havven launches online store for accepting the stablecoin as payment
May 3, 2018

EOS versus Ethereum: Does EOS Hype as Ethereum Killer Hold Any Validity?

There’s never a dull moment in the cryptocurrency industry – each new day throws up a fresh set of realities in which the narrative of the market continues to change. EOS versus Ethereum: Does EOS Hype as Ethereum Killer Hold Any Validity?
May 3, 2018

Blockchain.com opens new San Francisco office

Today, Blockchain.com announced the opening of a new office in San Francisco, California. This denotes the fourth office across the world for Blockchain.com and the second in the United States for the quickly growing company and follows the company’s recent acquisition of the talented team at Tsukemen. Blockchain.com opens new San Francisco office
May 3, 2018

Cortex Labs Launches PoC Demo – Silencer

Cortex Labs has decided to release Cortex Demo, namely Silencer. The information has been released on a blog post by the company on April the 24th. Interested individuals can access… Continue reading “Cortex Labs Launches PoC Demo – Silencer” The post Cortex Labs Launches PoC Demo – Silencer appeared first on .
May 3, 2018

Abra to Add 5 New Cryptocurrencies to Its Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2018 – Abra, the first and only all-in-one cryptocurrency wallet and exchange, today announced the addition of five new additional cryptocurrencies, or “altcoins” to its platform… Continue reading “Abra to Add 5 New Cryptocurrencies to Its Platform” The post Abra to Add 5 New Cryptocurrencies to Its Platform appeared first on .
May 3, 2018

ING Bank is Becoming an Important Blockchain Innovator in the Banking Industry

The ING Group is one of the most important banking groups in the world. Indeed, in 2012 it was the world’s largest banking services provider by revenue. In its effort… Continue reading “ING Bank is Becoming an Important Blockchain Innovator in the Banking Industry” The post ING Bank is Becoming an Important Blockchain Innovator in the Banking Industry appeared first on .
May 3, 2018

Vitalik Buterin: ‘Sharding Is Coming’

Dramatic improvements to Ethereum’s transaction processing throughput might be closer than previously thought, according to recent social media hints from Vitalik Buterin.
May 3, 2018

EEA Releases Business Standards: The Enterprise Ethereum Architecture Stack

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance corporate consortium is releasing common business standards for organizations that use Ethereum.
May 3, 2018

Telegram Cancels Public Coin Offering

Hoping to get involved in Telegram’s record-breaking initial coin offering? Well, too bad! There won’t be a public sale after all. An Elite Club Telegram, a popular cloud-based instant messaging service based out of London, has canceled the planned public-sale portion of its record-breaking initial coin offering (ICO) after raising more money during the private sale than it apparently knows what to do with. One person with inside information told The Wall Street Journal that the decision to call off the public sale comes after Telegram Group Inc. raked in $1.7 billion by selling newly created cryptocurrency to only a select group of private investors. How select a group, you ask? According to the source, fewer than 200 investors were able to take advantage of the much sought after fundraising method. Only accredited investors with a net worth over $1 million were […]
May 3, 2018

UNICEF Turns to Crypto Mining to Raise Funds for its Humanitarian Causes

Do you want to support UNICEF’s goal of making the world a better place for less fortunate kids? Turns out now you can, just by visiting a website and volunteering your computer’s processing power. UNICEF Australia has turned to crypto mining to fund its humanitarian causes, and it’s counting on support from the public. While there have been widespread cases of people’s computing power being used to mine cryptos, this initiative is different, as it’s dedicated to funding UNICEF as it endeavors to provide humanitarian assistance to children and mothers. The Hopepage UNICEF Australia has launched The Hopepage, a website with a simple interface that calls on visitors to “Give Hope, Just By Being Here.” Once one visits the site, he or she is prompted to click a ‘Start Donating’ button that lets them start donating their computer’s processing power right away. One also gets the option […]
May 3, 2018

South Korean Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Legalize New ICOs

South Korean legislators are working on a bill to legalize new ICOs and cryptocurrency launches under government supervision
May 3, 2018

Bitcoin Is Not Used by Organized Crime Syndicates Says Hong Kong Government

Bitcoin is often accused by regulators, governments and central bankers as being a tool for money laundering by criminal organizations, usually without presenting any evidence. A new report from Hong Kong, a major international financial hub and nexus for trade between China and the whole world, spells this out clearly.  Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Hacker Gets Trolled, Vertcoin Gets Hacked No Evidence of Money Laundering The government of Hong Kong has published on Monday its 2018 Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) Risk Assessment Report. The paper examines threats and vulnerabilities facing the city with regards to the recommendation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the inter-governmental body that sets international standards on combating ML and TF. Addressing the issue of bitcoin, the report reveals that Hong Kong Police Force monitoring indicates no apparent sign of organized […]
May 3, 2018

BlackRock Investment Firm Analysts Quit To Establish $20 mln Blockchain Venture Fund

Three analysts from investment firm BlackRock quit to found their own $20 mln venture fund focused on blockchain projects
May 3, 2018

Outdated Statutes Hindering Crypto Regulation: CFTC Chair

Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies have elements of all asset classes. This makes it very complicated for regulators to come up with a comprehensive regulatory framework for this industry. That’s according to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman, Chris Giancarlo, in an interview with CNBC. He added that as a regulator, he doubts there will be a solution in the near future, as most of the statutes that are being applied today by regulators were formulated over 70 years ago. That makes it difficult for one to regulate new and advanced technological innovations like Bitcoin. Fostering Innovation And Expected Legislation Giancarlo discussed the CFTC’s role in nurturing Bitcoin and blockchain technology, saying that the CFTC has always been one to support innovation. As a regulatory agency, our agency, the CFTC has often been [at] the forefront of technological revolution. It’s part of our DNA as an […]
May 3, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, TRON, EOS: Price Analysis, May 02

The latest price analysis: while regulators can’t decide how to define cryptocurrencies, the market is reassuring its positions
May 3, 2018

Mastercard: Crypto Card Bans A Factor in Q1 Volume Decline

During its quarterly earnings call, Mastercard CFO Martina Hund-Majean said cross-border volume is down due in part to bans on crypto purchases.
May 3, 2018

Ethereum and Blockchain Tech in the Oil and Gas Industry

We tend to associate blockchain tech with cutting-edge developments. With creating entirely new opportunities or revolutionizing existing systems beyond all recognition. Connecting the world, wiping out poverty, eradicating fraud, even taking to the skies – they are just a handful of the uses for this wonder tech. But blockchain can be applied to traditional industries as well, not to shake them up, just to make things better. And that’s finally starting to become a reality in oil and gas. In a well-established, slow-to-change industry, it may be surprising to hear that oil and gas is at last adopting blockchain. Yet that would be doing it a disservice. Since the very real fact of finite resources hit home and plummeting oil values sent alarm bells ringing, hydrocarbon companies everywhere have had to adapt or die. Even Saudi Arabia, a country in which a liter […]
May 2, 2018

Blacture’s Motif blockchain smartphone hits the US market for $350

Blacture Ltd. and mobile blockchain OS developer Zippie Ltd. today announced their first blockchain powered smartphone for the US market. The phone’s main software feature is that it rewards its users with points, which users can turn into cash.  Blacture’s Motif blockchain smartphone hits the US market for $350
May 2, 2018

Security token exchange VRBex names Chuck Ocheret as first CTO

Chuck Ocheret, a 30-year software-engineering veteran in the finance, multimedia, and science industries, has joined VRBex, a cryptocurrency exchange and security-token trading platform, as its first chief technology officer, effective immediately, the company announced today. Security token exchange VRBex names Chuck Ocheret as first CTO
May 2, 2018

BitGrail Shuts Down … Again

In the space of three hours on Wednesday, BitGrail announced its re-opening and then promptly disabled operations once again.
May 2, 2018

Coinmarketcap Launches iOS Mobile App

Coinmarketcap (CMC) has released its first-ever mobile app. The cryptocurrency price and market capitalization website announced the release of the app on April 30. The launch of the app is part of CMC’s five-year anniversary celebration. The Coinmarketcap App for iPhones The new CMC mobile app is compatible with the iOS smartphone platform. It enables users to view crypto price, market cap and 24-hour price changes on the go. App users can select from a variety of filter options to see all tokens, the top 100 tokens or their watchlist tokens. Watchlist tokens are specific cryptos that the users have selected. To include a cryptocurrency in the watchlist, users have to push the star-shaped icon on the token page. The app also uses tokens so people can record save and sync their watchlist between different devices. The new app doesn’t […]
May 2, 2018

Millennial Homeownership Collapses in the UK

why and how ventures like ‘treehouse’ are needed Millennial Homeownership Collapses in the UK was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 2, 2018

Reddit Co-Founder Says Ethereum Price Will Reach $15,000 This Year

Co-Founder of Reddit claims Ethereum could reach $15,000 this year
May 2, 2018

GM, Ford, BMW Launch Consortium To Explore ‘How Blockchain Will Reinvent Mobility’

Several large automakers, tech companies, and other firms have unveiled a foundation known as the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative. The group will seek to engage a wide range of stakeholders as it contributes to the development of transportation solutions.
May 2, 2018

BRD Wallet ‘Augustus’ Release Features In-App Cryptocurrency Trading

This week the company BRD (formally Bread Wallet) released its anticipated ‘Augustus’ wallet release which provides BRD users with a bunch of new features. Not only will the BRD wallet offer BCH, BTC, and ETH balances, users can now store over 100 unique ERC20 tokens as well. Additionally, the BRD development team has added a secure in-wallet digital trading service for its supported assets. Also read: Markets Update: Trading Action Heats Up During the First Week of May BRD Launches ‘Augustus’ Wallet Release With In-Wallet Cryptocurrency Trading The BRD platform is a well-known cryptocurrency app that’s been around the digital asset ecosystem for quite some time. This week the BRD development team has launched the Augustus wallet, a release that implements a host of new features. For now, the new features are only available for iOS, but the BRD team’s community […]
May 2, 2018

The Psychology of Owning Virtual Content on the Blockchain

If you’re a gamer, you know the feeling of spending countless hours trying to boost your player’s level, rank, weapon arsenal, and fashion attire. With video games like Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and World of Warcraft, players are able to either earn in-game points or purchase downloadable content (DLC) through their video game console’s online store (Microsoft or Sony) to enhance their gaming experience. But in the gaming world, all players are not created equal. In multi-player gaming, some gamers have better in-game experiences than others on their team or opposite them, because of the DLC available. You would think DLC could be readily transferable to other players, but due to intellectual property laws and other restrictions, game developers have restricted them to a single purchase, preventing any further transfer, sale, or exchange of that content with another player. One […]
May 2, 2018

BlackRock Staffers Depart to Start Blockchain Investment Fund

Wall Street and the City are seeing a steady drumbeat of departures for blockchain and cryptocurrency ventures.
May 2, 2018

Bank Of Korea Taskforce To Research Possible CBDC

Reports emerging out of South Korea today highlight ongoing work by the BOK to understand the broad ramifications of cryptocurrency, and explore central bank-issued digital currency.
May 2, 2018

Coinbase Discloses Corporate Data In Response to NY Crypto Inquiry

Coinbase’s chief legal and risk officer “applauds” the Attorney General’s inquiry into cryptocurrency exchanges’ practices.
May 2, 2018

Coinbase Set to Offer OTC Crypto Trading Desk to Big Investors

Coinbase is starting to offer over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trading services to clients. No official word has been provided by Coinbase yet, but a few unnamed sources who spoke Business Insider confirmed the move. This development is yet another attempt by the burgeoning startup to establish itself as a significant player in the financial market. Coinbase GDAX to Support OTC Crypto Block Trades Coinbase created the GDAX platform for institutional investors in 2014. With this new over-the-counter deck, it appears the crypto exchange platform has set its sights on an even bigger class of clientele. Large volume crypt trades occur on OTC trading venues to avoid any adverse impact on the market. OTC trading decks have been growing steadily in recent times even though regular volumes remain flat. They are relatively common in equity as well as futures markets. The Coinbase […]
May 2, 2018

What Is Dock Cryptocurrency?

Centralized platforms have revolutionized the way in which employers and business owners source their workforces. However, the organizations which own these systems are able to retain ownership of massive amounts of individual data and information, leading to market monopolization as well as a lack of innovation. Dock.io is an all-new blockchain-based technology which aims to solve the issue of data hoarding via the implementation of a protocol that encourages data exchange and transfer between different digital platforms. The dock.io protocol is a special purpose decentralized data exchange protocol which is meant to incentivize the exchange of work experience, reviews, and professional connections. Through the use of the Ethereum mainchain, data encryption, and an incentivized token model, the dock.io protocol has been devised to help users take control of their data and exchange it between two or more DApps. Additionally, the dock.io […]
May 2, 2018

One of Japan’s Biggest Financial Companies Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Nasdaq, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley have hinted at plans to launch and operate cryptocurrency exchanges in 2018. SBI Group, one of Japan’s largest financial companies, has finalized its plan to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in the summer. The Number One Exchange According to Business Insider Japan, SBI Holdings president and SBI Group CEO Kitao Yoshitaka has said that he is certain SBI Group will be able to evolve its cryptocurrency exchange into Japan’s leading digital currency trading platform and dominate the market. A rough translation of Yoshitaka’s statement read: When we do it, it will be number one in the blink of an eye so quickly, so even if a tremendous number of customers come, we can build a system that can bear it. We have to pursue safety thoroughly. Yoshitaka and researchers at SBI Group are aware […]
May 2, 2018

Horizon Communications Launches Pre-ICO with 60% Bonus

Horizon Communications, the Bermuda based telecom company has announced the launch of its pre-ICO sales 24 hours ago. The company is providing state-of-the-art internet services that heavily incorporate the blockchain technology. They plan to raise $50 million from an initial coin offering. The presale is an opportunity for investors to purchase the Horizon token, HRZN before the main sale. Information available at the website http://horizoncomm.co says that a fraction of the tokens available for sale gives early buyers a massive 60% bonus. It is not clear how long the bonus would be available as this is meant to incentivize early birds though the website states that 3% of all available tokens for presale would attract the bonus within the first 24 hours. The Horizon ICO is one of the well publicized in 2018 and is expected to easily reach the […]
May 2, 2018

The Rules of The Game

GamyTech is a video game studio that was founded in 2011. By  2015, it was estimated that the video games made US$91.5 billion worldwide; more than double the revenue of the international film industry. Around the same time, the CEO of GamyTech Joanathan Swerdlow saw the surge of the blockchain technology and in 2017 he decided to create within GamyTech, Game Protocol — a kind of crowdfunding platform meant to help multiplayer game creators realize and distribute their vision. Game Protocol allows game creators to generate a webpage on the GameStarter website that explains their game to the crypto community. The community can then invest in the idea using Game Protocol Token which is native to the GameProtocol ecosystem. Investors receive, in exchange, better inApp tools that will help them play the completed game. A smart contract guarantees that the […]
May 2, 2018

South Korean Lawmakers Draft Bill to Legalize Some Initial Coin Offerings

A group of South Korean lawmakers is working on a bill to legalize initial coin offerings (ICOs), providing they meet certain conditions under the supervision of the government. Meanwhile, the current ICO ban in the country has driven many domestic corporations to raise capital overseas. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bill to Legalize ICOs Rep. Hong Eui-rak of the South Korean ruling Democratic Party “is leading the move championed by 10 other lawmakers” to legalize ICOs, the Korea Times reported. “They are working to have a bill backing the move endorsed this year.” During the ICO and blockchain technology forum at the National Assembly on Wednesday, Hong said that “the bill was based on a joint study by his office and the Korea International Trade Association (KITA),” according to the publication. “This is the first parliamentary […]
May 2, 2018

Evergreen Capitalism

How the token economy can transform business. Evergreen Capitalism was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.