February 14, 2018

Litecoin Price Surpasses $180 With Relative Ease

Litecoin Price Surpasses $180 With Relative Ease A lot of interesting things are happening in the world of cryptocurrency once again. With most markets showing a positive uptrend as of right now,  it is quite interesting to see which currencies note the biggest gains. As of right now, it seems the Litecoin price is taking… The post Litecoin Price Surpasses $180 With Relative Ease appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

IP-Sharing Startup IPSX Concludes Private Investment, Raising 6,500 ETH; Token Generation Event to Launch February 28th

Blockchain innovator IPSX has announced the successful winding down of its private investment round which netted a total of 6,500 ETH for the development of a decentralized platform for the sharing of internet protocols (IP) upon which applications can be built – effectively a distributed layer network of data centers shared by community members. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Opening to such great demand, the private session was forced to turn down over 23,500 ETH offered up for investment, since the hard cap limit for the entire crowd funding event was only 10,800 ETH. As such, the main public sale will take place as a token generation event on February 28th, 2018, to raise the remaining 4,300 ETH that would meet the hard cap limit. Once all remaining IPSK tokens are sold, contributions will be closed, or until a […]
February 14, 2018

Blockchain dating app Hicky launches Valentine’s Day ICO

Hicky, a blockchain dating DApp celebrates today launch of its token sale, which happens to be on Valentine’s Day. When it comes to relationships, trust is the most important element. In online dating, one must… Blockchain dating app Hicky launches Valentine’s Day ICO was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 14, 2018

Stellar Price Recovers Nicely as $0.5 is Within Reach Again

This day seemingly keeps getting better and better for all cryptocurrency markets. More specifically, the Stellar price is also making some notable gains as we speak, which is rather interesting. Thanks to a solid 18% gain, the Stellar price is back up to $0.45. It almost seems like ages ago since we last saw this value, even though the Stellar price hit that same value just four days ago. Stellar Price is Surging Quickly It is always interesting to see how different cryptocurrency markets evolve. Over the past six weeks, most markets have suffered major losses, and it seems this trend is not entirely over just yet. At the same time, we see some markets note some major gains, which can only be considered to be a good thing.With the Stellar price now heading back to $0.45 and potentially higher, things […]
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Sees Bull Reversal Ahead of Chinese New Year

Bitcoin looks set to test the $10,000 mark soon, unless the Chinese Lunar New Year throws a spanner in the works.
February 14, 2018

Coincheck Exchange Sees $373 Million Withdrawn in One Day

Since Coincheck partially resumed business activities following its recent hack, investors have flocked to withdraw millions from the exchange.
February 14, 2018

S. Korea Responds To Public Petition: No Crypto Trading Ban, But Gov’t ‘Still Divided’

South Korea gov’t says it wants to “prevent any illegal acts” in crypto, but also is “still divided” on trading ban. #NEWS
February 14, 2018

Salon to Mine Monero with Ad-Blocking Readers’ Computers

If you’re prone to running ad-blocking software, don’t be surprised to hear your computer’s fans start kicking it up a notch. Major websites like Salon are now looking to start borrowing your computational power in exchange for an ad-free browsing experience. Ad-blockers have been hurting websites’ ad revenue for years now, but they may have found a solution. On Monday, media website Salon began testing a new paradigm, in which it uses ad-blocking readers’ computer power to mine cryptocurrency. Explained one spokesperson: For our beta program, we’ll start by applying your processing power to help support the evolution and growth of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. That’s PR speak for “we’re going to eat up your spare power to mine crypto.” If all goes according to plan, those who visit Salon while running an ad-blocker will face a pop-up, allowing readers […]
February 14, 2018

Blockchain Can Help UK ‘Stay Relevant’ After Brexit, Says EU Lawmaker

British MEP Kay Swinburne has called on the U.K. to implement and champion blockchain technology as the country moves to leave the EU.
February 14, 2018

ANU #3 — MWC and App Store Foundation

ANU #3 — MWC and App Store Foundation was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 14, 2018

UK: Coinbase, CEX.IO & Other Major Crypto Firms Create First Self-Regulating Trade Body

Seven major cryptocurrency companies, including Coinbase and CEX.IO, launch the industry’s first self-regulating trade body for the UK. #NEWS
February 14, 2018

South Korea to Adopt Approval System for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Like New York’s BitLicense

More information arrives from South Korea regarding the cryptocurrency world. This time, the South Korean government is analysing the possibility to adopt an approval system for cryptocurrency exchanges similar to… Continue reading “South Korea to Adopt Approval System for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Like New York’s BitLicense” The post South Korea to Adopt Approval System for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Like New York’s BitLicense appeared first on .
February 14, 2018

Japanese Watchdog Warns Foreign Crypto Firm Over Unlicensed Operation

Japan’s financial regulator has issued a warning to a foreign cryptocurrency service firm that allegedly offers unlicensed financial instruments.
February 14, 2018

Korean Government Firm on Crypto KYC Mandate in Petition Response

South Korea has doubled down on its commitment to eliminating the use of cryptocurrency in illicit activities, but played down more serious proposals.
February 14, 2018

Litecoin Price Surpasses $180 With Relative Ease

A lot of interesting things are happening in the world of cryptocurrency once again. With most markets showing a positive uptrend as of right now,  it is quite interesting to see which currencies note the biggest gains. As of right now, it seems the Litecoin price is taking the top spot in this regard, thanks to a solid 19.23% gain in the past 24 hours. As a result, we now have a Litecoin price of over $184 once again. Litecoin Price Momentum is Back in Full Force With so many cryptocurrencies appreciating in value again, it has become evident the current market volatility can work out in a favorable manner as well. Thanks to some very solid overnight gains, the Litecoin price has risen to over $184 once again. It is a very positive development for this particular altcoin, as […]
February 14, 2018

PR: Community Choice Gives Power to Backers – KICKICO Announces Community Choice Function

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 – As a first in a series of major new initiatives, KICKICO, bringing DAO into the ICO landscape, is announcing the launch of Community Choice, an ambitious new function that will give the crypto community the ability to vet, rate, and filter the ICO space and to determine which ICOs are worth launching. The launch is aimed to facilitate better involvement and seamless interaction, including the 55,000 strong KICKICO community. By establishing the Community Choice vote, KICKICO is giving a voice to backers so that they have a more meaningful say about what campaigns […]
February 14, 2018

Alliance Shift? ShapeShift Apologizes After ‘Bitcoin Core’ Blunder

Instant cryptocurrency conversion platform ShapeShift was forced to apologize Tuesday after it referred to Bitcoin as “Bitcoin Core.” Voorhees: ‘It Was A Mistake’ The mislabelling, which repeated across ShapeShift’s social media suite, came as it announced a partnership with Roger Ver’s Bitcoin.com to enable the resource’s wallet users to switch between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The rivalry between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash proponents has continued in 2018, with the latter, in particular Bitcoin.com CEO Ver, claiming the hard fork to be the ‘real’ Bitcoin. Bitcoinist reported Tuesday that Microsoft had come out in criticism of on-chain Bitcoin network scaling solutions such as Bitcoin Cash, describing them as “degrading decentralization.” Today, ShapeShift and its CEO Erik Voorhees face a backlash from their own users, who took exception to the notionally pro-Bitcoin Cash stance of the original announcements. Voorhees had […]
February 14, 2018

Eticket4 Successfully Completed Pre-ICO, Selling 800,000 ET4 Tokens for Almost $ 700,000

Eticket4, an international p2p-marketplace for buying and selling tickets for sports, music, theater and other events to secondary market participants, completed pre-ICO 9 days ahead of schedule, selling all 800 thousand tokens. At the current rate, the company managed to attract almost $ 700 thousand. Eticket4 held a private sale on 30 and 31 January, and on 1 February began pre ICO. For two weeks, the company sold 799,540 tokens ET4 (excluding bonuses). It was planned that the pre-ICO would continue until February 21, but the hard cap – 800,000 tokens – was reached earlier. Tokens ET4 were sold at a price of 1/1000 ETH. Buy ET4 tokens could be for BTC and ETH. During the pre-ICO, 155 investors from all over the world invested in the project. For participants in the pre-sale of tokens, bonuses were provided which could […]
February 14, 2018

bitFlyer integrating API with Japan’s 2nd largest bank Sumitomo Mitsui

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, a multinational financial services company and Japan’s second-largest bank announced today it will integrate cryptocurrency exchange company bitFlyer’s cryptocurrency market and account API. Through this collaboration, SMBC’s customers will be… bitFlyer integrating API with Japan’s 2nd largest bank Sumitomo Mitsui was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 14, 2018

Best 5 Bitcoin SegWit Wallets For 2018

Segwit (Segregated Witness) was activated on the Bitcoin network on the 24th of August, 2017 as a soft fork that is compatible with previous bitcoin transactions. Since that time, bitcoin… Continue reading “Best 5 Bitcoin SegWit Wallets For 2018” The post Best 5 Bitcoin SegWit Wallets For 2018 appeared first on .
February 14, 2018

‘Weary Giants of Flesh and Steel,’ Meet Bitcoin

John Perry Barlow fought for an open internet. Late in life, he cautioned blockchain innovators that the technology could be liberating or oppressive.
February 14, 2018

Charlie Lee Labels Litecoin Cash a Scam

Forks are now commonplace in the crypto industry. Bitcoin has had more of them than an Italian restaurant in recent months. While they may cause confusion to those new to the scene, they are essentially just another version of the original blockchain. Well most of them are anyway; a new fork of Litecoin may not be all that it seems. It has been reported this week that Litecoin founder Charlie Lee is actively warning people not to trust or invest in Litecoin Cash. The new version apparently has nothing to do with the original LTC and is just using the name to generate interest and dupe people into believing it is. Forking Confusion One of the major problems with cryptocurrency at the moment is that anybody can launch their own one and scam people out of money by claiming it […]
February 14, 2018

Coinbase Cuts Off New Credit Cards for US Customers

Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase said Tuesday that its U.S.-based users won’t be able to add new credit cards as a payment option.  
February 14, 2018

ADA to be supported in the FINNEY blockchain smartphone

Emurgo, a Japanese company helping integrate businesses into the Cardano blockchain ecosystem announced a strategic partnership with SIRIN LABS that will enable Cardano’s native token (ADA) to be supported in the company’s first blockchain smartphone,… ADA to be supported in the FINNEY blockchain smartphone was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 14, 2018

How to Send A Lightning Transaction (Even If You May Not Want To)

Using bitcoin’s lightning network can be dangerous – but it could also help propel the cryptocurrency toward its next growth stage.
February 14, 2018

JPMorgan Proclaims Bitcoin ETFs Are the ‘Holy Grail’

JPMorgan now recognizes the fantastic potential that a Bitcoin-based ETF can offer. When communicating with its clients about the multiple benefits of such a financial product, the megabank refers to it as the “holy grail for owners and investors.” This proclamation occurs when the total cryptocurrency market cap surpasses JPMorgan’s. The Many Benefits of Bitcoin ETFs Business Insider reports that on February 9, 2018, JPMorgan informed its clients of the benefits that Bitcoin ETFs would bring, underlining the following: Easier access: “Investors need wallets to trade the physical Bitcoins today, making it hard to access. ETFs are frequently traded and highly accessible via investors’ brokerage accounts.” Liquid market: “ETFs are actively traded and highly transparent.” High integrity: “ETFs are traded through brokerage accounts that carry with them insurance via SIPC. Bitcoin exchanges have no such insurance and expose holders to […]
February 14, 2018

Canadian Securities Exchange Taps Blockchain for New Clearinghouse

The Canadian Securities exchange will launch a blockchain-based clearing and settlement platform for security token offerings.
February 14, 2018

A Porsche Speedster Is Being Turned Into Tokens

A Porsche Speedster Is Being Turned Into Tokens TEND, an ethereum-powered marketplace for sharing “tokenized” luxury goods, has partnered with a Porsche dealer based in Switzerland’s “Crypto Valley” to put a sports car on a blockchain. The startup’s founder, Marco Abele, who previously served as chief digital officer for Credit Suisse, told CoinDesk that TEND is collaborating with Porsche… The post A Porsche Speedster Is Being Turned Into Tokens appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

U.S. Corporate Customers Barred From Bitfinex’s Margin Markets

U.S. Corporate Customers Barred From Bitfinex’s Margin Markets Multiple concerned U.S. corporate customers of Bitfinex have posted on Reddit after discovering that they were unable to access the exchange’s margin trading services. Although Bitfinex has previously indicated that it would no longer allow U.S individuals to access the exchange’s services, Bitfinex’s support portal currently states… The post U.S. Corporate Customers Barred From Bitfinex’s Margin Markets appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Crypto Industry, Regulate Thyself – Cryptocurrency Giants Form Self-Regulatory UK Trade Body

Seven of the biggest crypto companies have joined forces this week to form the first UK trade body for the industry, as reported by The Telegraph. Pre-empting the ever-looming threat of the financial authorities,  they have produced a code-of-conduct, which they hope will form the basis of any future regulation. Industry-wide Self-Regulation CryptoUK will represent the interests of the entire cryptocurrency sector, and its founder members reflect this diversity. Initially, the body covers exchanges, trading platforms and comparison sites for buyers and sellers of tokens. Also represented are intermediaries and merchants, those who facilitate and accept payments and transactions. And finally, asset managers and providers of crypto-based hedge and investment funds. It seems one of the few things not currently covered are ICOs, but the working group is also currently considering these as well. One of the founding members, BlockEx, already offer a […]
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Remains Supported

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Remains Supported Key Points Bitcoin cash price is well supported above the $1,160-1,180 support area against the US Dollar. Buyers are attempting an upside break above a bearish trend line with resistance at $1,250 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from SimpleFX). The pair may rise… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Remains Supported appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/14/2018 – Sitting Tight for a Breakout

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/14/2018 – Sitting Tight for a Breakout Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price is currently consolidating, forming higher lows and lower highs inside a triangle pattern. Price is bouncing off support and might be due for a test of resistance soon. Technical indicators are also suggesting that the bounce could… The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/14/2018 – Sitting Tight for a Breakout appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Behind the Scenes of an ICO: What It Takes to Succeed

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are being used by startups to raise billions to get their projects off the ground. In 2017, the Financial Times reported that 587 ICOs had launched throughout the year, with only 54% achieving success. Of those remaining 46%, some falter, others disappear completely. Lars Lien is CEO of Luckbox, an upcoming esports betting platform preparing to launch in 2018. Lars and his team started their crowdsale in January and are well on track to hit their target cap of $20m ahead of schedule, thanks to a phenomenal response during the presale stage. Lars shares his thoughts on the lessons learned so far … Engage your community from day one. The clue is in the title – “crowdsale”. Engaging community support and working together from day one is essential. We had great success with a token airdrop […]
February 14, 2018

European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) Issue Warning in Regard to Buying Cryptocurrency

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have issued a press release alerting consumers to the risks associated with buying cryptocurrency. The release follows previous statements issued that warned investors of the risks associated with participating in ICOs and trading digital assets.  Lack of Regulation and a ‘Pricing Bubble’ Just yesterday, the ESAs issued a statement to consumers, warning them of the risks associated with cryptocurrency due to their non-regulated status. Their main concern for investors deals with the potential for a cryptocurrency exchange to be hacked or shut down, and the inability for the government to cover the associated losses. For example, if a VC exchange goes out of business or consumers have their money stolen because their VC account is subject to a cyber-attack; there is no EU law that would cover their losses. Another concern posited by the release is […]
February 14, 2018

Token Sale Launch of Decentralised Cryptocurrency Exchange EOZ

Cryptocurrency’s newest decentralized trading platform EOZ launch token sale on the 16th of February. The platform is backed by their Artificial Neural Network and hosts exciting features such as lending, trading, and staking. February 13, 2018, LOCATION: This week EOZ are preparing for their token sale which will commence on Sunday 18th of February. EOZ is a new blockchain-powered lending platform and governed ecosystem that applies blockchain technologies to the cryptocurrency investment industry. From Wall Street to Crypto Street The team behind EOZ left Wall Street after 11 years of trading and decided to bring their knowledge and experience of trading to the Cryptocurrency market. After four successful years mastering the blockchain industry they started to develop their own algorithms for their Artificial Neural Network which they are now sharing with the public. The traditional investment market is awash with […]
February 14, 2018

U.S. Corporate Customers Barred From Bitfinex’s Margin Markets

Multiple concerned U.S. corporate customers of Bitfinex have posted on Reddit after discovering that they were unable to access the exchange’s margin trading services. Although Bitfinex has previously indicated that it would no longer allow U.S individuals to access the exchange’s services, Bitfinex’s support portal currently states that the restrictions do not affect U.S. corporate customers. Also Read: U.S. Regulators Send Tether and Bitfinex Subpoenas Bitfinex Restricts U.S. Corporate Account Holders From Accessing Margin Markets In recent days, several Redditors claiming to be U.S.-based corporate customers of Bitfinex have complained that they have suddenly found themselves unable to access the exchange’s margin services. Last year, Bitfinex announced that it would terminate its services to U.S. retail customers in November. However, the company assured corporate customers that “the restriction affects individuals accounts only” – as currently stated by the FAQ section of […]
February 14, 2018

GRAFT Blockchain Has Launched CryptoFind, An App That Maps All Crypto-friendly Venues

The Graft Blockchain created a new app- CryptoFind – which enables crypto –savvy buyers to locate venues that accept cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. The app is a network that connects crypto owners with merchants, which will grow on its own through the users’ contributions. This application will permit the further development of the way payments are made with digital currencies. 13th February 2018 Graft, a blockchain-based payment network that operates worldwide, was created for Point-of-Sale transactions. The network intends to rid the issues that the current cryptocurrency payment system is facing, eliminating long waiting intervals and high fees per transactions. They want to facilitate how transactions happen between merchants and buyers, making it easier for them to accept digital currencies at the point of sale. The newly launched product, CryptoFind, will bring together on a global virtual map, all […]
February 14, 2018

Through your VR glasses: A Startup Sets Up A Virtual Apartments Contest

Don’t forget your VR glasses! MARK.SPACE starts a 3d-apartments design contest with a token reward. #SPONSORED
February 14, 2018

Blockchain, trust and the next generation platform

Blockchain, trust and the next generation platform was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 14, 2018

What to Expect When Congress Talks Blockchain Tomorrow

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology will oversee a hearing on blockchain applications on Valentine’s Day.
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Luges Its Way Into Winter Olympics

Meet the first international sports team to start advertising Bitcoin on its kit and equipment at the Winter Olympics 2018. Where else could you find crypto in Pyeongchang? #ADOPTION
February 14, 2018

Microsoft Eyes Role for Public Blockchains in Decentralized Identities

Microsoft Eyes Role for Public Blockchains in Decentralized Identities Software giant Microsoft has said it sees potential for public blockchains in supporting decentralized identities and will explore the possibilities within its Microsoft Authenticator app. In a blog post released on Feb. 12, Microsoft’s Identity Division doubled down on its belief that blockchain technology is the right solution to… The post Microsoft Eyes Role for Public Blockchains in Decentralized Identities appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

What Is Polymath?

As we are probably all well aware, since 2013, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) have become a highly popular method of fundraising worldwide. In the past two years alone, they have raised a total of US$3 billion for various entrepreneurs and business owners, thereby forcing government agencies around the globe to analyze their security profiles and see whether they violate any existing financial laws. Polymath is an all-new securities token platform that makes use of a blockchain-based system to provide users with tools that allow for: Easier coordination between potential investors so as to increase ICO participation The launching of financial services on the blockchain Through the use of Polymath, the blockchain can be opened up to legally-compliant securities offerings. It provides users with a decentralized protocol that ensures seamless trading of security tokens, as well as a privacy module that requires investors and […]
February 14, 2018

Bank of Thailand Bans Banks From Cryptocurrency Activities

The Thai central bank has prohibited financial institutions in the country from five key cryptocurrency activities, including banning customers from buying cryptocurrencies with credit cards. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Banks Banned From 5 Crypto Activities The Bank of Thailand (BOT) issued a circular on Monday asking “financial institutions not to get involved in cryptocurrency transactions for fear of possible problems from the unregulated trading,” Reuters translated. Mr. Wisit Santiprabop, the central bank’s governor, signed the circular which outlines five key cryptocurrency activities banks are banned from: Investing or trading in cryptocurrency, exchanging cryptocurrencies, creating platforms for cryptocurrency trading, allowing clients to use credit cards to buy cryptocurrencies, and from advising customers on cryptocurrency investing or trading. Circular explaining five crypto activities banks are banned from. The central bank stated that “cryptocurrencies were not […]
February 14, 2018

PolySwarm Partners with Reverse Engineering Platform Binary Ninja

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO —  FEBRUARY 13, 2018 — Decentralized IT security marketplace PolySwarm (www.polyswarm.io) today announced a partnership with Vector 35, makers of the reverse engineering platform Binary Ninja. Through this partnership, PolySwarm will support the development of Binary Ninja, whose world class analysis capabilities will be provided to security experts in the PolySwarm ecosystem. “This partnership ensures PolySwarm will have a vested interest in helping Binary Ninja become the world’s most valuable and advanced reverse engineering platform,” said Jordan Wiens, co-founder of Vector 35. “We’re excited to be working with Vector 35 to bring Binary Ninja into the PolySwarm ecosystem. This partnership will allow us to offer security experts a more powerful toolset so they can spend more time analyzing malware and protecting users,” said Steve Bassi, CEO of PolySwarm. As part of PolySwarm’s Malware Bounty Program that […]
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) tokenization contest with £5 million prize

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) tokenization contest with £5 million prize   CoinGeek.com are launching a contest to shape the next technological leaps on the BCH blockchain.  The available prize is £5 million worth of Bitcoin Cash. In its short life Bitcoin Cash has already demonstrated that the vision contained within the original Satoshi white paper can… The post Bitcoin Cash (BCH) tokenization contest with £5 million prize appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Europe’s Small Banks See Crypto as Opportunity to Take on Big Banks

Unlike larger banks who are criticizing crypto, some smaller institutions in Switzerland, Germany and Liechtenstein are bucking the trend. They are are instead offering their clients opportunities to be a part of the digital currency revolution. Big banks are losing out Whether it be as a method to control the financial freedom that cryptocurrencies offer, or as a genuine way to introduce virtual currencies to the masses, regulation is on the increase. While some major banks are declining crypto-related transactions, smaller institutions are of the opposite view. According to the Financial Times, Swiss private banks Vontobel and Falcon Bank, as well as Fidor Bank in Germany and Bank Frick in Liechtenstein, have rather embraced the industry by offering a range of crypto services. Edi Wögerer, who is the chief executive of Bank Frick, had this to say: “There are risks […]
February 14, 2018

BlockEx Launches ICO For Its Own Token DAXT

From February 10th to February 26th, the general sale for BlockEx’s ICO is live. The BlockEx token, DAXT, can be used to guarantee an allocation of the high quality, curated ICO pre-sales, exclusively available in the BlockEx ICO Market. BlockEx will be accepting ETH, BTC, and Fiat. To participate in the ICO, you must create an account on BlockEx Markets, pass the KYC checks, then deposit into your account using either ETH, BTC or Fiat. To pass KYC, you will need to submit proof of ID, a selfie with your ID, and a proof of address that is no more than 3 months old. Passports are accepted, but drivers licenses are only accepted from some countries. KYC is run on all participants in the marketplace, including ICO issuers. This is to create a safer environment for all and in anticipation […]
February 14, 2018

Let There Be Lite – Litecoin ‘Game Changer’ LitePay to be Released February 26

For years, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been held back by their limited acceptance and shortage of use cases – keeping them outside the realm of viable “currency.” However, with LitePay only days away, is all that about to change? Here Comes LitePay On Tuesday, LitePay, Inc. announced a launch date for its purportedly instantaneous Litecoin (LTC) payment infrastructure – and it’s coming sooner than you might realize. LitePay was first announced in the days leading up to Christmas 2017, and now – according to a tweet from the company’s Twitter account – LitePay’s infrastructure will be unveiled on February 28th: We started because the people asked @Bitpay to accept LTC. They wouldn’t, so we took the challenge. Infrastructure for LTC February 26 #PayWithLitecoin #LitePay — LitePay, Inc. (@LitePayInc) February 13, 2018 LitePay claims to allow businesses the ability to […]
February 14, 2018

United Bitcoin May Be the Most Controversial Fork to Date

United Bitcoin May Be the Most Controversial Fork to Date Back on December 12 the well-known developer Jeff Garzik launched a Bitcoin Core (BTC) based fork called United Bitcoin (UBTC) after Segwit2x failed. At block height 498,777 the snapshot took place, and the UBTC network began just like the rest of the forks in existence,… The post United Bitcoin May Be the Most Controversial Fork to Date appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 13, 2018

Coincheck Customers Withdraw $372 Million In Fiat, Others Sue To Withdraw Crypto Holdings

On the first day that the cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck allowed its customers to withdraw fiat money from the platform since a major theft last month, users took out a staggering sum of over 40 billion yen. Others, frustrated with their inability to access their virtual currency holdings on the online marketplace, are planning a lawsuit.
February 13, 2018

Past, Present & Future of Blockchain: Interview with EpicAi Founder Ryan Hickman

Below is a transcript from our Slack channel where we asked few question to Ryan Hickman about blockchain. Me : Can you tell little bit history about crypto tech and where it lies in its current form ..and where it’s going? Ryan : That question is a rabbit hole, however when you begin to peel back the layers of the onion you begin to realize that the essence of crypto/blockchain tech is all about collaboration across a community with game theory at its core. i.e. without miners there is no bitcoin. without nodes there is no Ethereum, etc. there in lies the greatest strength. various people across the ecosystem finding ways to innovate on top of core ideas to forge new concepts that some find success where others may fail. you would be shocked if you read much of that score code from coin […]
February 13, 2018

What Is Po.et?

In the world of content creation, publishing, and entertainment, everything lies within a centralized walled garden. Po.et aims to change that by letting creators own their content at all times. Using blockchain technology for this purpose is an interesting approach that will bring positive attention to this technology. Now is a good time to look further into the Po.et project as a whole. What is Po.et Doing Exactly? It is only normal that people want to focus on blockchain technology for content creators. It is very difficult to claim proper ownership of one’s creations in the era of the internet. With Po.et, that situation will come to change in the near future. Creators can generate immutable and time-stamped titles of creative works by registering their assets on the Po.et network. The metadata attribution remains safe and verifiable at all times, which makes this project […]
February 13, 2018

Arizona Law Would Define When ICOs Are Securities

Two new bills introduced to the Arizona legislature would create legal definitions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain if passed.
February 13, 2018

Telegram Users Hacked – Computers Used to Mine Monero and Zcash

Popular privacy-focused instant messaging application Telegram has suffered a bit of a setback, as hackers have been secretly able to utilize unsuspecting users’ computers to mine Monero and Zcash. Private and Secure? Not Quite. According to multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider Kaspersky Lab, hackers have been taking advantage of a flaw in the Telegram messaging app’s desktop client, which has allowed them to remotely mine popular cryptocurrencies. Since March 2017, hackers have been conducting “in the wild attacks” using malware which capitalizes on “a zero-day vulnerability in the Telegram Desktop app” — granting backdoor access and delivering hidden mining software. Technical details on the recent zero-day vulnerability in #Telegram https://t.co/smuvVt2CEZ pic.twitter.com/RFZVFtv73Q — Eugene Kaspersky (@e_kaspersky) February 13, 2018 Hackers have allegedly been using unsuspecting users’ computational power to mine Monero, Zcash, Fantomcoin, and others. They’ve also been able, in some […]
February 13, 2018

Support IQeon Gaming PvP Platform and Get 15% Bonus During 3rd Week of Main Crowdsale

IQeon provides the revolutionary way to tackle the gaming sphere. It provides a unique way to look at the monetization process either for common gamers or game development companies.  IQeon is based on Blockchain and enables various kinds of transparent financial transactions between the platform and the gamer/game development company. Moreover, it’s a PvP platform allowing bet placement and providing fair payment to the winner. IQeon gaming ecosystem is a working product that has entered its main tokens crowdsale at the end of January 2018. Right now, the startup is in the middle of its ICO and actively promoting the product to raise the needed funds. One of the most important implementations in the roadmap of the project is the adoption of Smart Contract technology. You may support the team and the project by buying IQN this week with 15% […]
February 13, 2018

What Is Aragon?

Aragon is another one of those cryptocurrency projects intent on making the world a fairer place for everyone. More specifically, the team aims to build an infrastructure which lets anyone create value without borders or intermediaries. Additionally, they hope to democratize governance in the future, although that will not be easy. Decentralized organizations are an appealing business model, but making sure they work in the real world is something else entirely. Why Does Aragon Exist? With so many other cryptocurrency and blockchain projects focusing on democratizing governance and autonomous organizations, it may be hard to figure out what makes Aragon unique. By waving goodbye to intermediaries, organizations will be able to create and maintain “unstoppable applications”. There is no censorship or downtime involved, and the decentralized design ensures a borderless and permissionless way of operating. It is an interesting platform […]
February 13, 2018

How Hyperledger blockchain tracks your fish from ocean to plate

Look, it’s been a long day. 7:15 wake up, 7:30 call, work, gym, bike to work, eat, bike to meetup, take notes, talk, network, come home, see a nice juicy piece of salmon on the table. How Hyperledger blockchain tracks your fish from ocean to plate was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 13, 2018

FBI Claims Arrested Cyber Crime Syndicate Co-Founder Medvedev Worth $800M+ in BTC

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has claimed that Sergey Sergeyvich Medvedev, a Russian national recently arrested in Bangkok, was the co-founder and second in command of the Infraud group – a notorious international cyber crime syndicate. It has been reported that at the time of his arrest, Mr. Medvedev was in possession of more than 100,000 bitcoins. Also Read: Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License Accused Cyber Crime Syndicate Co-Founder Arrested in Thailand Sergey Medvedev arrested by Thai police Sergey Sergeyvich Medvedev is accused of being the co-founder and second in command of the transnational crime syndicate, Infraud. The dark-web marketplace associated with the group was seized and taken offline by U.S. authorities. Mr. Medvedev, a Russian national, fled to Thailand six years ago. Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division (CSD) identified the thirty-one-year-old as being located in Bangkok […]
February 13, 2018

Phoenix.Wiki Launches Revolutionary Blockchain Based Financial Algorithm That Continuously Multiplies The Users’ Funds & Maximizes Returns

As time progresses it seems the adage, “Out with the old and in with the new”, can be applied more today in the Finance sector than maybe ever before. Usually investors think Mutual Funds, IRA’s or 401K’s, but thanks to recent breakthroughs in Cryptocurrency we now have a whole new set of investments. Phoenix.Wiki brings investors the blockchain based Phoenix Algorithm which will allow crypto investors to exponentially grow their investment using Smart Contracts. Helsinki, Finland, Feb 13th, 2018, Phoenix.Wiki took the Finance industry by storm this week with the announcement of the launch of their ground-breaking new platform on February 14, 2018, at 10:00 GMT, that is set to change the way investors invest. The Phoenix platform is a decentralized autonomous organization based on a blockchain technology that exponentially grows principle funds and ensures transparency of all processes. Phoenix […]
February 13, 2018

Bank for International Settlements Demands More Global Cryptocurrency Regulation

The increase in the popularity of all cryptocurrencies has not gone by unnoticed. In fact, we’ve seen a lot more opposition from banks and governments in this regard, and it seems this “crackdown” will not relent anytime soon. Most recently, the Bank for International Settlements stated that it wants authorities to prepare additional regulations to curb the spread of cryptocurrencies. It’s a rather interesting statement, although it is evident that regulating this industry will only get people so far. The Bank for International Settlements Doesn’t Like Cryptocurrency It is no secret that financial institutions have no love lost for any form of money that they cannot fully control. In the case of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, the opposition from financial institutions has only intensified in the past few months. Major banks actively prevent customers from purchasing Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies as of right […]
February 13, 2018

News Site Gives Users ‘Choice’ To See Ads Or Mine Crypto To Support Company

Seeing ads vs. mining crypto? News site salon now gives visitors the option of disabling ad blockers or letting Salon use their excess computing power for “solving calculations”, aka mining crypto, to support the company #NEWS
February 13, 2018

Telegram Founder: Crypto Mining Malware Attack Isn’t Due to App Flaw

A cybersecurity firm says Telegram has been exploited for crypto mining by hackers, but the messaging app’s founder says it is not to blame.
February 13, 2018

ECB President Mario Draghi Responds To Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Questions

Would the ECB President invest in bitcoin? What’s his impression of blockchain technology?
February 13, 2018

ADAMANT Completes ICO Pre-Sale & Meets Soft-Cap – ICO Live – The Most Secure and Anonymous Messenger – Encrypted Within The Blockchain

The ADAMANT project was created to respond to the serious question of trust in private data transfer security. It is based on a robust-proven Blockchain concept and has a program code that is open and in the public arena. Moscow, Russia, February 11, 2018, Fresh off the incredibly successful ICO Pre-Sale, ADAMANT has launched their much anticipated ICO on January 30, 2018. Most ICO’s are launched on a dream and a prayer, but ADAMANT already has existing and operating business models in their Messenger Platform. This is one of the reasons that ADAMANT has attracted so much private as well as institutional investor interest. The ADAMANT Team exhibited brilliance in their integration of Blockchain Technology and makes their Messenger Platform unlike all other centralized message transfer systems. It is almost impossible to associate a message history to specific persons due […]
February 13, 2018

Office Of Terrorism And Financial Intelligence Calls For Tighter Regulation On Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies came up during a speech by the undersecretary of the TFI about the organization’s various efforts to combat terrorism, money laundering, and otherwise illicit activities.
February 13, 2018

Salon Offers Readers Choice Between Ads and Mining Monero

Salon announced this week that it would allow users to run a cryptominer instead of viewing ads as part of its revenue-generating efforts.
February 13, 2018

The First Building Project and the First Appearance on the Crypto-Exchanges

The First Building Project and the First Appearance on the Crypto-Exchanges Quite recently, BitRent has successfully completed the Pre-sale phase, and launched its ICO last month. Now, the ICO is still ongoing, and very soon – in mid-February – BitRent will already officially launch its platform, when the first building object in its history –… The post The First Building Project and the First Appearance on the Crypto-Exchanges appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 13, 2018

Introducing PLAAK’s Mobile Wallet and Exchange; a Real Game Changer

The crypto industry and investors found confidence in PLAAK as it gained global media attention with its ongoing PRE-ICO. PLAAK is an all-encompassing ecosystem that not only aims to make people’s lives better, but to empower people through the easiest possible medium. With this intention, PLAAK used the best of blockchain technology in an easy to use app so that everyone with the app could seamlessly access the decentralized freelance market. On this digital platform, the seller has full right to dictate their own conditions such as payment amounts and the currency for payment. There are no third parties involved at any time, the transactions only ever occur directly between the seller and buyer. Unlike other platforms, PLAAK provides a two-way payment medium where payments can be made through fiat money currency as well as any cryptocurrency. Hence, those who do not […]