March 26, 2018

The Crypto ‘Kill Switch’: Monero Is Going to War Against Big Miners

Big miners are eying monero as a next money-maker. The only problem? Developers are taking steps to keep them out entirely.
March 26, 2018

Lympo Offers Its Token Holders Shares in the Company

LYM token holders will now be shareholders of the Lympo Company. The company has announced that starting April this year, it would distribute 20% of its shares via equity options to the token holders. Lympo plans to distribute 20% of the company shares to its token holders. According to the company, the shares will be distributed in several rounds in 2019.  Lympo token holders will now have a critical say in the company that inspires its members to stay healthy and achieve their fitness goals by rewarding them with Lympo tokens. The health and fitness industry has had an enormous growth in the last few years. The market is expected to be worth $233 billion by 2020. Considering this growth, holders of the Lympo token will not only get a good return for their tokens, but they are now set […]
March 26, 2018

Crypto Exchange Huobi Registers With FinCEN Ahead of US Launch

Huobi’s U.S. division is planning to roll out its crypto-to-crypto trading service for U.S. investors in May.
March 26, 2018

Belarus Adopts Crypto Accounting Standard

Days before legalizing crypto activities, Belarus has adopted a new accounting standard that deals with cryptocurrencies. It classifies digital tokens according to their acquisition and intended use. The document defines the information companies will be required to share with authorities. The presidential decree regulating the crypto sector comes into force on March 28. Also read: More Belarusians Search “Crypto”, Question “Legalization” Goods, Investments, Settlements The Ministry of Finance in Minsk has developed a new standard that specifies the procedures for keeping accounting records of crypto transactions. The document does not explicitly mention cryptocurrencies, which are not regarded as legal tender in Belarus. Nevertheless, it effectively regulates the reporting of cryptocurrency flows. The obligations of organizations conducting token sales and the exact approaches to assessing the cost of “digital tokens” are also defined in the Ministry’s decree. The rules apply to […]
March 26, 2018

Operator of Toronto Stock Exchange Announces Launch of Cryptocurrency Brokerage Platform

Operator of Toronto Stock Exchange Announces Launch of Cryptocurrency Brokerage Platform In a huge step towards bringing cryptocurrencies to the mainsteam, Shorcan Digital Currency Network (Shorcan DCN) is teaming up with Toronto-based Paycase to launch a brokerage service for Bitcoin and Ethereum. Shorcan DCN is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group, the Canadian financial services company known… The post Operator of Toronto Stock Exchange Announces Launch of Cryptocurrency Brokerage Platform appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 26, 2018

Bitcoin to See Significant Improvements in Privacy and Scaling, Impact on Price Trend

Bitcoin to See Significant Improvements in Privacy and Scaling, Impact on Price Trend The future of Bitcoin is always interesting to keep an eye on. This year, as well as the next few years, will introduce a lot of technical changes. All of these developments – especially those pertaining to scaling – will positively impact… The post Bitcoin to See Significant Improvements in Privacy and Scaling, Impact on Price Trend appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 26, 2018

The Right Way to Think About Crypto Tokens

Two researchers have written a paper that explains how utility tokens give consumers direct collective power over price, provided issuers don’t cheat.
March 26, 2018

News.Bitcoin.com is Hiring Editorial Staff – In Tokyo, Stockholm and Your Town

Are you an experienced news editor or a news reporter with a nose for crypto? We are on a roll – increasing our readership every day – serving millions of readers each month. Now we are expanding our operations, and we’re looking for several new hires for our central media production office in Stockholm, Sweden as well as for our offices in Tokyo, and for remote positions globally. Also read: Thanks to Mainstream Media the Public is Clueless About Cryptocurrency  Full-time News Editor, Bitcoin.com – Location: Stockholm, Sweden The news editor role is a fixed-schedule news editing role, where you control our news feeds and web/mobile front pages, set headlines and plan incoming content, help curate content in our social media feeds and schedule video programming among other things. You need to have a lot of experience from working with online and […]
March 26, 2018

US Regulators Suggest Cryptocurrency Exchanges Should Have Principles Similar to Stock Markets

The SEC believes that cryptocurrency exchanges could improve by implementing similar principles of stock markets.  Cryptocurrency Markets Resemble “Wild West” Many regulators, experts, analysts believe that cryptocurrency markets still lack proper oversight and regulations. According to a recent report by VentureBeat, senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC), Brett Redfearn, stated that the current state of cryptocurrency markets resemble the “Wild West”. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is mainly concerned with cryptocurrency market manipulation, cybersecurity, fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing. Redfearn stated in the article: I’m not sure all of the rules would translate over, but there are certainly principles that exist in that space that we have to then apply in some respect to what’s happening with crypto-asset trading, But the SEC isn’t just only concerned with cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency exchanges. The SEC is also keeping a close […]
March 26, 2018

Ethos finishing testing for Genesis release of Universal Wallet

The team of Ethos, the “people-powered cryptocurrency services company” reported that with their Universal Wallet release now fast approaching, they want to make sure it goes through the rigorous testing required to ensure it meets the highest standard for quality and security. Ethos finishing testing for Genesis release of Universal Wallet
March 26, 2018

Republic Protocol gears for installation and preview for Dark Nodes

Republic Protocol, the new decentralized ‘dark pool’ for cryptocurrency trading has been steadily building its infrastructure since its token generation event and has now informed they are in the process of getting ready for the release of the Republic Protocol Testnet, Federation Zero. Republic Protocol gears for installation and preview for Dark Nodes
March 26, 2018

Dala and Wala form partnership to lend $10m in crypto tokens to sub-saharan farmers

Dala, a crypto-token designed to enable instant, zero-fee, borderless micropayments, and Wala, a blockchain-powered financial services platform for the unbanked and underbanked are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership with Block Commodities Limited, an innovative commodity trader operating across Africa listed on the Nex Exchange in London (BCLL), and FinComEco Limited, the fully integrated Financial and Commodities Ecosystem fostering financial inclusion with social responsibility throughout the agricultural value chain. Dala and Wala form partnership to lend $10m in crypto tokens to sub-saharan farmers
March 26, 2018

Sierra Leone: What We Got Wrong

Recent media coverage overstated a blockchain startup’s involvement in the Sierra Leone election. CoinDesk inadvertently contributed to the problem.
March 26, 2018

UK Government Minister Calls for ‘Proportionate’ Crypto Rules

John Glen, the U.K. minister who oversees the financial sector, says regulation could lead to “a stable, flourishing” crypto exchange in London.
March 26, 2018

Misleading Cryptocurrency ”Partnership” Announcements Are Getting Ridiculous

Partnership announcements have long been a tool for pumping altcoins and shilling ICOs. In fact, promoters are now interpreting the term so broadly that if they are using Word to write a whitepaper or Gmail to handle communications they might as well claim to be partners of Google and Microsoft. The most infamous example of overstating partnerships is IOTA, but two recent examples show how the misleading practice is spreading and even evolving.   Also Read: Mainstream Media Reports of “Blockchain Elections” in Sierra Leone Are All Fake News BMW Carvertical “Partnership” German car manufacturer BMW had to come out on Tuesday and explain that it had no cooperation with an ICO project called Carvertical. The promoters had claimed to partner with the automobile company to become “the first blockchain company integrating connected vehicles data onto vehicle reports system.” However, […]
March 26, 2018

Cryptocurrency and Equity Markets: Weekly Performance Overview

A week full of news: see how the markets reacted and what to expect next. #PRICE_ANALYSIS
March 26, 2018

Cryptocurrency Gets Spicy with Habanero-backed Token

Agrocoin is aiming to capitalize on the growing cryptocurrency market by giving people a chance to invest in its native token, which is backed by habanero peppers. Fiery habanero peppers may be well known for being used in salsas, hot sauce, and chili, however, its versatility has transformed it from a recipe ingredient into a cryptocurrency investment. Habaneros Open the Door to More Investors According to BloombergQuint, Amar Hidroponia, an agriculture company that produces these peppers in the fertile lands of Quintana Roo in Mexico, hopes to make their business model more inclusive for smaller investors. Rodrigo Domenzain, who is the company’s president, said: We had a lot of people who wanted to invest, but with less money. By combining blockchain technology with the popularity of these peppers, the company created Agrocoin digital tokens in September last year. Each coin, […]
March 26, 2018

Two Australian State Politicians Reveal Bitcoin Holdings

Two sitting ministers from the legislature of the Australian state of Queensland have revealed that they privately own bitcoin. The declarations have been made for the state’s register of members’ interests – which lists information including the properties, trusts, and union memberships of Queensland’s politicians. Also Read: Tennessee Passes Bill Recognizing Smart Contracts and Blockchain Transactions Queensland Registry Reveals Aussie Politicians Own Bitcoin The updating of the register of Queensland’s politicians’ interests has revealed that two of the state’s representatives currently own bitcoin. The register discloses the formal political affiliations of the state’s politicians, in addition to revealing major assets and investments owned by Queensland’s representatives. Nick Dametto, a recently elected MP for Katter’s Australian Party – a right-leaning minority party that seeks to serve Queensland’s vast rural population – has discussed his bitcoin holdings with Fairfax Media. Mr. Dametto first […]
March 26, 2018

Satoshi’s Vision 2018 Conference Report: Bolstering the Future of Adoption

This weekend many bitcoin cash supporters gathered in Japan for the Bitcoin Unlimited event, Satoshi’s Vision Conference. The three-day conference was filled with synergy as the event was the largest bitcoin-centric conference to-date in Tokyo. Also read: Slush Pool Mines the First ASIC Boost Block Sparking More Debate  Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System Over the last three days, an event was held in Tokyo Japan aiming to bolster the adoption growth of bitcoin cash (BCH) and on-chain scaling called Satoshi’s Vision Conference (SVC). The event was hosted by the Master of Ceremonies Taariq Lewis, the founder of Aquila, and saw many special guests including Bitcoin Unlimited’s Peter Rizun and Andrew Stone, Bitcoin ABC’s Amaury Sechet, Nchain’s Craig Wright, the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute’s Daniel Krawisz, Centbee’s Lorien Gamaroff, and many more bitcoin cash evangelists. The night before the event saw an […]
March 25, 2018

Paxful Trading Volume Shows Popularity of Bitcoin in Africa Continues to Grow

The popularity of Bitcoin in Africa continues to skyrocket. Paxful, the p2p cryptocurrency marketplace, is offering the means for Africans to take charge of their economic destiny. The cryptocurrency revolution, spearheaded by Bitcoin, has intensified greatly over the last year. While pundits focus their attention on the markets of Asia and the United States, the buying and selling of Bitcoin in Africa has continued to grow at a remarkable rate. This is clearly understood by the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange, Paxful, who offers Africans hundreds of options to either buy or sell the world’s most popular digital currency. Cryptocurrency Popular in Africa It is true that the bulk of cryptocurrency activity takes place in Asia, but this is mostly due to speculation and investment. However, Africa is proving itself to be an active hub for cryptocurrency trading, especially Bitcoin. An eye-opening […]
March 25, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Drops By $300 (Again…)

Bitcoin has endured another $300 slump. After trading at nearly $8,900 and giving many advocates hope that it could potentially reach $9,000 in the coming days, the father of cryptocurrencies has ultimately shrunk back. Overall, both bitcoin and ether fell nearly four percent from yesterday’s “highs” following what appeared to be a steady week of small, yet noticeable growth. Analysts widely claim that the jump may have been a result of bitcoin striving to spike above fear surrounding Binance, the Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange also operating in Japan. “Land of the rising sun” regulators had given Binance a warning memo explaining that the company was operating without proper registration, and that if it didn’t play be the rules, it would face reprimands. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao later released a statement, commenting that the warning was nothing big and that investor […]
March 25, 2018

Send $10,000 for 1 Cent: Bitcoin Transaction Fees Hit ‘Unfairly Cheap’ Levels

Bitcoin (BTC) transaction fees are at a major low, making it the cheapest time for nearly 12 months to send bitcoin. According to a Twitter-based Bitcoin fee information service, Bitcoin transaction fees have hit a record low today of only 1 satoshi (the smallest unit in Bitcoin) per byte to get into the next block. Simply put, your transaction today would be confirmed in about 10 minutes or less even at the lowest possible fee. Next block fee: 1.0 sat/byteHour fee: 1.0 sat/byteDay fee: 1.0 sat/byteHalf-week fee: 1.0 sat/byteWeek fee: 1.0 sat/byte…. — Bitcoin Core Fee (@CoreFeeHelper) March 25, 2018 Bitcoinist tested this, sending $10,000 USD using Edge Wallet – which allows you to set custom fees – at the 1 satoshi per byte as suggested above. The resulting fee was equivalent to just $0.01. Meanwhile, the average Bitcoin transaction […]
March 25, 2018

What Is XPA Cryptocurrency?

XPA is one of the newer blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystems with a clear mission. More specifically, the project focuses on bringing blockchain asset management to a whole new level, which is something a fair few projects are trying to achieve. Succeeding in this regard will not be easy, but XPA is certainly worth keeping an eye on. The Concept of XPA Bridging the gap between cryptocurrencies and real-world assets is not all that easy. It is evident there is plenty of potential when it comes to exploring these options, but building a solution people will actually use is a different matter altogether. XPA positions itself as an innovative blockchain asset management tool to offer decentralized transactions, asset collateral, and external capitals. How Does it Work? The current objective of XPA is to have crypto assets pegged to fiat currency to avoid the […]
March 25, 2018

This Week in Bitcoin: A New Dawn

It’s too early to tell whether the crypto markets are out of the woods and inching back into the light. If a doctor was giving the prognosis, she would probably venture that we should remain “cautiously optimistic”. But if the top stories from this week in bitcoin are an indicator, there’s every reason to feel confident about the shape of crypto to come. Also read: Bitcoin Ransomware Attack Halts Major American City’s Government and Police Battle of the Acronyms Words are constantly evolving. “Literally” used to mean literally, only now it’s more commonly used to exaggerate stories for dramatic effect. Then we have FOMO and FUD, two acronyms frequently used in the cryptocurrency space, both of which have also evolved from their original definitions. This week in bitcoin, we’ve got an equal stack of both: bullish stories that constitute FOMO and […]
March 25, 2018

Artist Hides Cryptocurrency Private Keys in Lego Artwork

People often get quite creative when it comes to cryptocurrency. An artist who goes by the name Andy Bauch has hidden the private keys to cryptocurrency wallets containing $10,000 worth of coins in artwork built with Lego bricks. It’s a remarkable showcase of artistic skill and cryptocurrency enthusiasm, to say the least. Andy Bauch creates a unique masterpiece It is safe to say few people would ever look for a cryptocurrency wallet’s private key in artwork made with Lego bricks. Whether or not that is the main reason why Andy Bauch took this approach remains unknown. We do know his creation has sparked a lot of interest, although it is evident this approach was quite unusual. Combining the concept of cryptocurrency with art in a meaningful way is not something we see every day, unfortunately. Bauch’s new works are made up of abstract patterns. […]
March 25, 2018

What Is BOScoin Cryptocurrency?

BOScoin is another cryptocurrency project which aims to make a lasting impact. With so many different currencies to keep an eye on, BOScoin has to bring something unique to the table. This “self-evolving cryptocurrency platform for trust contracts” certainly sounds appealing, and it is a good time to see what this project is all about. The Concept of BOScoin While the concept of trust contracts sounds exciting, it needs some explaining. These contracts are designed to be executed on the BOScoin blockchain, and they allow for a decidable and approachable framework. These contracts are securely executable and aim to take the concept of smart contracts to a new level. It is evident this is just one aspect of this particular ecosystem, as there is a lot more to take into account. Under the Hood The ecosystem of this particular project […]
March 25, 2018

Crypto Mania Peaked Around Christmas, Fallen Markedly Since Says IG Group

As if it wasn’t clear enough, we just got another indication that the cryptocurrency markets have soured for price speculators. One of the biggest names in the contracts-for-difference field, IG Group, has revealed that crypto CFD trading is on the decline this year. Also Read: Monthly Web Traffic for Major Bitcoin Exchanges Falls by Half Cryptocurrency Trading Fattens IG Group’s Profit Margins UK-headquartered CFD and spread-betting giant IG Group (LON:IGG) has reported its quarterly results for the three months period which ended 28 February 2018, showing cryptocurrency trading had a great positive impact on its bottom line. The FTSE-250 brokerage has had a record performance in terms of revenue, reaching a net of £152.9 million which is 30% higher than in the same period in the prior year, and 13% higher than the company’s previous record revenue quarter. Clients trading […]
March 25, 2018

China Filed The Most Blockchain Patents In 2017

China filed the most patents for Blockchain technology in 2017, filing more than double the US. #NEWS
March 25, 2018

Problems & Costs of Smart Contract Development

Can your business afford it? Problems & Costs of Smart Contract Development was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 25, 2018

How the 4th Pillar Platform is Helping Prevent Deforestation

The 4th Pillar is changing the way the Human Resources industry functions, thanks to its blockchain-based platform. However, it’s easy to overlook the project’s positive environmental impact. Businesses are Needlessly Damaging Our Ecosystem One of modern industry’s most destructive effects on Planet Earth is the large-scale deforestation which has been taking place for decades.  Forests cover approximately 30 percent of the planet — and are home to the vast majority of species and life on land. Crucially, they account for 75 percent of the gross primary productivity in the Earth’s biosphere, while also containing 80% of the Earth’s plant biomass. Unfortunately, these thriving ecosystems of life are disappearing at an alarming rate. According to the World Wildlife Federation, our planet is losing 18.7 million acres of forests every year — which equates to 27 soccer fields every minute. A large […]
March 25, 2018

What Is Time New Bank Cryptocurrency?

Even though one would assume a project by the name of Time New Bank has something to do with a new computer font, that is not the case. Instead, this is a brand-new cryptocurrency and blockchain project which focuses on developing an accurate time-value-based transmission network. The Concept of Time New Bank It is quite interesting to take note of a precision time-value transmission platform using blockchain technology. The goal of this particular venture is to create a network of three-tiered markets for time-commodity exchange. Building such a standardized system from the ground up will not be easy by any means, yet it will open up some interesting opportunities. The Technology Under the Hood While this concept sounds pretty confusing to novice blockchain enthusiasts, how it works is actually pretty simple. Time New Bank wants to build a standardized system to […]
March 25, 2018

Crypto Markets Slightly Down After Week Of Growth

Crypto markets have seen a slight drop today, but are still in the green over the past 7 days. Bitcoin is trading at around $8.5K. #NEWS
March 25, 2018

Bitcoin’s SegWit Alone is Outnumbering All Bitcoin Cash Transactions

On March 22, BitMEX Research published a follow-up article to its September 2017 analysis on Segregated Witness (SegWit) transactions compared to Bitcoin Cash, and the results aren’t good for big block supporters. Transacting Users Prefer SegWit Bitcoin Cash was created as an alternative coin with bigger blocks unlike Bitcoin’s Segregated Witness (SegWit) block weight optimization upgrade in August 2017. While SegWit gave the option for Bitcoin users to upgrade their wallets and receive the benefits of approximately 41% more capacity, Bitcoin Cash required users to upgrade their wallets, adopt a new transaction format, and use an entirely new coin. SegWit is currently winning the hearts of transacting users, and, at the given pace, it appears doubtful if Bitcoin Cash will ever catch up. SegWit transaction capacity increase compared to Bitcoin Cash Since the launch of Bitcoin Cash in August 2017, […]
March 25, 2018

PR: Waste to Energy Platform 4NEW to Implement Ocular KYC Solution Before Completing Crowdfunding Sale

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. London, England. 4NEW announced today that it will pause the current fundraising efforts on March 27, three days earlier than planned in order to allow the team to complete implementation of their KYC/Anti- Money Laundering (AML) compliance solution from technology partner, Ocular. The team announced that once the KYC compliance is completed; the sale will re-open to allow investors the final opportunity to participate in the ICO before the next phase of the project; listing on exchanges. “We have seen great traction throughout the ICO and we have received investments from not only the crypto […]
March 25, 2018

Smart Contracts now Have Legal Power in Tennessee

Smart contracts are a natural extension of blockchain technology. Even so, this technology is still in the early stages and prone to bugs and flaws. Over in Tennessee, the concept of smart contracts has now been legally recognized. This new bill was signed earlier this week, and is a pretty big development for the industry as a whole. No one will deny smart contracts have a lot of potential. Even though they are far from perfect, it is evident the promise is certainly there. Coming up with new use cases for this technology is not all that difficult either. However, one has to wonder whether or not these contracts have any legal value. In Tennessee, they certainly do so now. Legal Power for Smart Contracts More specifically, a new law was signed this week. Governor Bill Haslam makes smart contracts […]
March 25, 2018

Can ivyKoin Become the Leading Business-Focused KYC-Enabled Cryptocurrency?

ivyKoin is the first cryptocurrency with built-in Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) systems that aim to provide service to businesses and organizations by developing a cryptocurrency that is transparent, flexible, and scalable. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article With advisors such as Feroz Sanaulla and Josh Maher that have decades of experience in the finance and technology sectors working with multi-billion dollar conglomerates like Commonwealth Bank, Intel, Microsoft, Westpac, PayPal, Mastercard, and Viacom, the ivyKoin development team primarily seeks to serve large-scale businesses. “ivyKoin is establishing the bridge between cryptocurrencies and today’s existing financial institutions,” said the team. “We see ivyKoin as an opportunity for banks and financial institutions to participate in the blockchain/cryptocurrency world while de-risking the anonymity that is normally associated with existing tokens and coins. The $400 Billion+ crypto market needs stability and structure […]
March 25, 2018

N3xtCon at the University of Southern California

Blockchain Beach attended a N3xtcon event, in conjunction with USC Viterbi School of Engineering, on the campus of USC on Saturday, as one of our Founders was presenting. According to their Twitter account, the N3xtcon organization aims to “#Empower #Engage #Elevate Bringing together bright minds + visionaries to share ideas of innovation.” This Blockchain Beyond event […] The post N3xtCon at the University of Southern California appeared first on Blockchain Beach | Blockchain News and Events.
March 25, 2018

Venezuelans to Buy Homes and Property with State Cryptocurrency

Venezuelans will be able to buy houses and other property with their new national cryptocurrency. Real estate deals in petro will be authorized in April, President Maduro announced. The government will also finance the construction of 230,000 new homes using funds from the pre-sale of the oil-backed crypto.   Also read: Rubles Can Buy You Petro Maduro Says While Denominating Venezuela’s Currency Four Economic Zones to Accept Petro Payments All citizens and legal entities in Venezuela can now buy the national cryptocurrency through its website and soon they will be able to spend their petros as well. Sales of real estate in the oil-backed crypto will be allowed from April 20, Nicolás Maduro said, quoted by Noticia al Día. The Venezuelan president also revealed authorities will create four special and exclusive economic zones to stimulate the circulation of the petro. They […]
March 25, 2018

XMEDChain Goes Live With Their Much Anticipated ICO Pre-Sale – The World’s 1st Global Medical Blockchain + AI Big Data Platform

Their vision is to build a patient-oriented, sustainable, and intelligent ecosystem in medical data management, and help to build a more efficient global healthcare system. Hong Kong, China, March 20, 2018, XMEDChain is ushering in the next generation of medical data management. This ICO marks the world 1st use of Blockchain Technology + Artificial Intelligence on a global scale. As word of this ICO spread across the crypto community, many crypto enthusiasts have been waiting for the chance to participate in their ICO Pre-Sale. It is live now and an excellent chance to be part of the future of medical data management through a decentralized platform. XMEDChain has researched the problematic issues in Healthcare: The traditional way of medical data management is outdated in such a diversified healthcare environment. Data storage is scattered and data sharing is difficult. There is […]
March 25, 2018

DMG Blockchain: Bitcoin Miners Need a BTC Price of $2,400 to Break Even

Any discussion related to Bitcoin mining is always worth keeping an eye on. Although there are quite a few conflicting opinions on this topic, it has become evident that there are a lot of different factors to take into account at all times. New information from DMG Blockchain shows that mining Bitcoin is a lot more profitable than people would assume. The Profitability of Bitcoin Mining There are quite a few factors which will determine whether or not Bitcoin mining is an option worth exploring. First of all, one has to determine the price per kWh, which can make it easier or more difficult to make money while mining Bitcoin. In a lot of countries, the choices are pretty limited in this regard, as cheap electricity is very difficult to come by as of right now. Secondly, the massive upfront investment in […]
March 25, 2018

New Social Media App on the STEEM Blockchain Hopes to Bring Crypto to New User Base

A company planning to be the first to use Smart Media Tokens (SMT) on the highly-rated Steem blockchain is aiming to bring cryptocurrency to millions of new users by paying them to use social media. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article APPICS is following in the footsteps of others who have used crypto to reward those who post popular content, but will completely revolutionize the  concept by paying ordinary users as well, returning the value of the network back to the content creators and curators. The start-up, which has its ICO set for 28 March and plans to launch its app in alpha mode in Q3 2018, hopes to introduce the average social media user to the crypto world with an easy user experience and the  promise of a more generous and transparent distribution of rewards. It claims that, unlike […]
March 25, 2018

Fujitsu Announces the Opening of an International Blockchain Innovation Centre

The Japanese multinational technology and services company has announced the opening of its first international Blockchain Innovation Centre in Brussels. The centre will be in charge of exploring blockchain’s potential… Continue reading “Fujitsu Announces the Opening of an International Blockchain Innovation Centre” The post Fujitsu Announces the Opening of an International Blockchain Innovation Centre appeared first on .
March 25, 2018

Bitnation’s Blockchain Jurisdiction App Comes to Android and iOS

Bitnation has been one of those blockchain projects which most people have been quite excited about. It offers the promise of blockchain jurisdiction on a global scale, and the mobile applications are finally hitting the market as we speak. This is a good time to gauge whether or not they will propel this network to new heights in the coming weeks and months. Bitnation Enters the Next Stage It has been coming for quite some time now, but Bitnation seems to be entering the next stage of its development. Building a project focused on blockchain governance is not easy by any means. It has taken the team three years and required pilot projects, research, engineering, and sheer determination to make this project hit its stride. With an application for both Android and iOS now live on the respective app stores, the Bitnation blockchain jurisdiction app […]
March 25, 2018

ICO Token Allocations Don’t Always Favor Investors

The ICO industry continues to attract a lot of attention. However, one also has to question the business model a lot of these companies maintain as of right now. Especially with so many projects only selling a minor share of the total tokens, things are not looking overly positive. Greed is a very real problem in the world of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings. We have seen this type of behavior well before ICOs became the next big thing, and it will continue to cause problems for some time to come. In the world of initial coin offerings, however, there are quite a few worrisome trends worth keeping an eye on. Especially the correlation between the number of tokens in total and the small amount of tokens being sold is beyond proportions as of right now. The ICO Token Allocation […]
March 25, 2018

Blockchain Terminal Opens Door For Hedge Funds To Trade Cryptocurrencies

Purchasing and selling cryptocurrency is about to become simpler for hedge funds and institutional investors, as a new Blockchain-based terminal is promising to offer transparency via sophisticated compliance software. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The Blockchain Terminal (BCT) is a desktop designed to bring together the data and information which chief compliance officers (CCOs,) portfolio managers, analysts and traders depend upon to make investments on a daily basis. BCT’s chief executive is a seasoned asset management executive with decades of experience on Wall Street. The company’s terminals are furnished with large displays that allow users to analyze multiple charts and sources of information at once, and they are fully compatible with hardware wallets. Over time, mobile versions of the software driving BCT are set to be made available, enabling subscribers to follow the markets whenever they’re away from their […]
March 25, 2018

New Abstract Painting Series Offers Crypto To Anyone Who Can Solve Its Puzzles

A new painting series by Andy Bauch has hidden private keys inside his Lego artwork, offering a crypto reward puzzle to all viewers. #NEWS
March 25, 2018

Yahoo Japan Ventures into Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Tech giant Yahoo is set to invest in cryptocurrency this year with plans to develop its own cryptocurrency exchange in a year’s time. Yahoo Japan has applied to purchase a 40% stake in BitARG, a cryptocurrency exchange that is registered in Japan under the Financial Services Agency (FSA). Market realignment Yahoo’s acquisition will lead to a major realignment in the crypto exchange industry in Japan. The acquisition will be made through YJFX, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo Japan headquartered in Tokyo that operates foreign exchange transaction services. The acquisition will cost YJFX $19 million (2 billion yen) and will be made up of outstanding shares in the firm as well as newly issued stock. Yahoo Japan will not be stopping there, as it will rely on BitARG’s technology to develop its own cryptocurrency exchange that will go live early next year. […]
March 25, 2018

Social Media App to Reward Users For Their Time With Cryptocurrency

A new social media app on the Blockchain is turning “likes” into currency #SPONSORED
March 25, 2018

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Worth $3.5 Mln Goes To Bitcoin-Friendly Auction

Ex-NFL player Evan Mathis is auctioning off a $3.5 mln Mickey Mantle card, accepting Bitcoin for payment as a way to give new crypto millionaires a “chance to jump in” #NEWS
March 25, 2018

Lightning Publisher for WordPress Turns Content Creators Into Publishers

Blockstream has announced Lightning Publisher for WordPress, the company’s second new Lightning App (LApp) meant to test its new micropayment processing system for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Be Your Own Publisher In an announcement made on March 23rd, Blockstream — a leading provider of blockchain technologies — revealed its second new Lightning App (LApp). The Lightning Publisher for WordPress is a plug-in which affords anyone the ability to become their own publisher by allowing individuals to collect payments for sharing their content on a WordPress system. Notes Blocksteam: After an author powers up the LApp, readers will be able to preview an article on the blog, then can choose to access the full content by making a Lightning micropayment, which will be sent to the creator’s Lightning Charge server. The Lightning Publisher for WordPress is Blockstream’s second LApp utilizing Lightning Charge — […]
March 25, 2018

Tennessee Passes Bill Recognizing Smart Contracts and Blockchain Transactions

The governor of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that recognizes “the legal authority to use blockchain technology and smart contracts in conducting electronic transactions.” The new bill also “protects the ownership rights of certain information secured by blockchain technology” under state law. Also Read: Hydro-Quebec Turns Down New Applications for Crypto Mining Operations Tennessee Legislature Passes Law Recognizing Blockchain Transactions The general assembly of the state of Tennessee has passed a new bill that legally recognizes transactions conducted using a blockchain, in addition to ownership rights pertaining to information secured by distributed ledger technology. The bill defines blockchain technology as “distributed ledger technology that uses a distributed, decentralized, shared, and replicated ledger, which may be public or private, permissioned or permissionless, or driven by tokenized crypto economics or tokenless.” The bill adds that “The data on the ledger is […]
March 25, 2018

XRP Price Holds its own Above $0.6 Without too Many Problems

Even though all cryptocurrencies are still losing value as of right now, a lot of people are impressed by how well the XRP price holds up. More specifically, the current XRP price is not even close to its all-time high by any means, yet it seems to have found a stable floor above $0.55 for the time being. The XRP Price Seems Somewhat Stable Although the year 2017 was pretty amazing for the XRP price, it seems unlikely this cycle will repeat itself in the near future. With so much negative pressure across all markets, it is evident things are not looking too promising right now  Turning that situation around will not be straightforward by any means, yet we may see some interesting changes regardless. So far, it seems the XRP price has found a stable floor, which is equally […]
March 25, 2018

3commas.io – Powerful than buy&hodl

Trade service which can help you to increase your trade quality. Support API without withdrawal (you can set it by yourself). How to use it? Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The purpose of SmartTrading. 1. You can trade in all exchanges in one window. 2. Contemporary StopLoss and TakeProfit. Exchanges won’t do this. 3. Trailing mechanisms can help you to trace all the market changes and limit the loss. 4. Handy notifications about your orders’ condition. 5. Notes for the orders. 6. Trader’s journal (automatical summary of your trading statistics from all the exchanges in one convenient report) And now I will tell you about every point a little bit more detailed. You can trade in all exchanges in one window. SmartTrading interface In order to keep all trades in one window it is enough to connect your stock […]
March 25, 2018

How the influential and powerful are gaining control using cryptocurrencies.

How the influential and powerful are gaining control using cryptocurrencies. was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 25, 2018

5 Trends in Digital Asset Management

Digital asset management (DAM) has gone from an exclusive tool for large-scale enterprises to a component in every marketing department around the world. When DAM started, it was primarily focused on media library and the cataloging, storing, and sharing of assets that comes with it. By using and leveraging modern DAM tactics and tools, every business or organization can improve the impact of their digital content. There are some considerations to make when choosing a DAM platform. Due to a major shift in digital data, companies are being forced to determine a cost-effective way to store, organize, retrieve, find, and distribute digital assets while making sure they have the highest level of security. DAM systems help organizations maximize the value of their current digital assets, giving relevant resources pertaining to other tasks or digital media. Here are the top five projected […]
March 25, 2018

Blockchain and The Wisdom of Crowds

Blockchain and The Wisdom of Crowds was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 25, 2018

European project Nafen combines blockchain with nanofibers production

Crypto-currencies and ICO are, certainly, the VIPs of the world of modern technologies. Having gathered a record $4 billion investments last year, they continue taking the fancy of both professional investors and beginners in the field. Still, according to many experts and analysts, the pace of this crypto-currency fever is gradually declining due to the fact that about a half of all blockchain projects do not reach their goal. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Until recently, entering the ICO was completely possible for projects without a clear development plan or the ones collecting money for just “some idea”, with no connection to a real product. Now, such approach only indicates the immaturity of a project and is a warning signal for potential investors. It is quite a natural twist: the mistakes made have helped the participants of the crypto-currency […]
March 25, 2018

Cryptocurrency Airdrops: The What, the Why, and the How

As the blockchain industry and ecosystem develop, new terms become commonplace amongst those who run in blockchain technology circles. In the cryptocurrency sphere, the word airdrop has taken on a different meaning from the more widespread military definition. In the blockchain world, the term airdrop refers to gifts. What is an Airdrop? Airdropping is the process of distributing tokens to a user’s blockchain wallet at no cost to them. It is a technique commonly used by startup businesses that are undertaking an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), as a tool to promote projects and increase their brand exposure. In addition to this, airdrops can happen when there is a fork in a cryptocurrency. Examples of this include Bitcoin users getting Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum users getting Ethereum Classic tokens equal to the value of that held in their original wallets. Why conduct an Airdrop? […]
March 25, 2018

Binance Coin Price Shoots to $13.5 for no Apparent Reason

As is usually the case on Sundays, the cryptocurrency markets don’t look too hot right now. Very few currencies are remaining stable, let alone making a profit. Binance Coin is one of the few rare exceptions in this regard, as this currency is absolutely surging as of late. With a current value of $13.33, things look rather promising. The Binance Coin Price Surge is Real Most people accustomed to cryptocurrency know Binance is one of the most top altcoin exchanges on the market right now. This trading platform also has its own native currency, known as Binance Coin. The Binance Coin price has seen an interesting trend over the past six months. With an initial surge in value to almost $23, many people were taken by surprise at the end of 2017. Even so, the Binance Coin price eventually began […]
March 25, 2018

What Will It Take for Cryptocurrencies to Act Like Their Fiat Counterparts?

Cryptocurrencies and ICOs are faced with continued regulatory pressures, but this doesn’t appear to be slowing them down. In fact, cryptocurrencies, are still much higher than their 2017 inception points, even though many are in negative territory thus far in 2018. ICOs are getting close to breaking their 2017 fundraising record of almost 3.9 billion USD, as 2018’s total already stands at a respectable 3.4 billion USD. 99bitcoins.com keeps a rolling list of companies that accept cryptocurrency payments, and the list is still growing. Major companies including Subway, Microsoft, Virgin Galactic, and Bloomberg.com are featured on this list, demonstrating that large, profitable ventures believe in the long-term success of the emerging technology. Nevertheless, not everyone is a believer in cryptocurrencies and its underlying driver, the blockchain. One blockchain powered startup, COTI is working on a cryptocurrency uniquely designed to process […]
March 25, 2018

Bitsler Casino Works on Creating More Immersive Experience for Players

During the last couple of years, the digital currency casino market has rapidly evolved, given the appearance of more games, features, bonuses, and more. However, of the currently active casinos are fairly complicated, given the learning curve that users are required to go through. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Bitsler represents a fairly new casino on the market, as it was launched back in 2015. However, it has quickly managed to gain popularity thanks to its ease-of-use, great game design, bonuses, and user features. To kick things off, Bitsler currently offers 4 games that players can choose from, these being Dice, Roulette, Multicolour and Cara Y Cruz. Each game contains a variety of tools meant to make gambling on the website, an easier and more rewarding experience. For instance, those who are looking to bring in big profits, have […]
March 25, 2018

New ICO Prepares to Disrupt Banking Industry With Inclusive Mobile Payment Solutions For The Unbanked

DESTO, the innovative mobile blockchain financial technology company, announces its forthcoming ICO. Their mission is to blaze a new trail within the financial world, by offering “cashless commerce” underpinned by blockchain technology. Wilmington, Delaware, March 23, 2018, The core purpose of DESTO’s unique, accessible and inclusive payment alternatives is to provide financial enfranchisement to the 2.5 billion individuals around the globe currently without traditional bank access. Its borderless financial services offering is being supported with its token, DEO. The company’s companion mobile payment solutions will be underpinned by blockchain technology via DESTO PAY and the DESTO APP. A spokesperson from DESTO announced the ICO in the following statement that was released to the press: We are delighted to announce the DESTO token ICO and share details of how we are focused on bringing cashless commerce and blockchain to the 2.5  […]
March 25, 2018

Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet Forum

Despite all the Telegram groups, Discord channels and many other alternatives, Reddit remains a leading forum for the wider bitcoin community – especially for new users to learn about the concept for the first time. As such, the website holds power over the conversation and what happens on Reddit can have much wider repercussions. Also Read: Monthly Web Traffic for Major Bitcoin Exchanges Falls by Half No More Reddit Gold for Bitcoin San Francisco headquartered link sharing and content rating website Reddit has removed the option to gift users with reddit gold using bitcoin. Despite sounding like an ICO token, reddit gold is the website’s premium membership program which gives users some special benefits and features and helps the cash-strapped company keep the servers running. After the issue was highlighted by /r/btc moderator Bitcoinxio, we learned that it was caused due […]
March 25, 2018

US CLOUD Act Passes, Giving Gov’ts Easier Access To Private Data Stored By US Tech Companies

The Cloud Act, a last minute addition to the US federal spending bill, has passed into law with cheers from Microsoft and boos from crypto privacy advocates. #NEWS
March 25, 2018

Venezuela’s Petro Now Purchasable with Foreign Fiat

Last month, Venezuela became the first country to issue its own cryptocurrency with the launch of the purportedly oil-backed Petro. Now, the digital currency is available for purchase with a variety of fiat currencies — just not the dollar. Petro for Fiat Venezuelan citizens, companies, and other interested parties may now purchase the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency with a selection of fiat currencies. In an announcement made on national television last Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stated: Starting March 23, all legal and physical entities will be able to purchase the petro directly… within the next 15 days for convertible currencies: yuan, rubles, Turkish liras, and euro. President Maduro also stated that these selected fiat currencies are “the economic future of the planet.” Notably, Petro is not available for purchase with the Venezuelan bolivar. Fiat currencies aren’t the only way to purchase Petro, […]
March 25, 2018

French Finance Minister Bullish on Cryptocurrencies After G-20 Summit

It seems that the G-20 financial summit change the mood of some financial ministers. The French finance minister, Brune Le Maire, said that cryptocurrencies may play an important role in… Continue reading “French Finance Minister Bullish on Cryptocurrencies After G-20 Summit” The post French Finance Minister Bullish on Cryptocurrencies After G-20 Summit appeared first on .
March 25, 2018

Crypto Investors Should Stay Away from Venezuela’s Petro

Crypto enthusiasts around the world should send a strong signal to President Maduro that blockchain technology will not be used to support corruption.
March 25, 2018

Cryptocurrency Has Already Made You Rich – You Just Didn’t Notice

When your altbags are weighing heavy and you haven’t checked your portfolio in days. When your long has been liquidated and the ICO that promised the moon has taken your ether and fallen silent. When regulators are cranking up the rhetoric and FUD is the only acronym in town. When all of these things conspire against you, it’s easy to get downhearted and forget about the many ways in which crypto has already made you rich. Also read: The Current Crypto-Bear Run Will be Nothing Like 2014 Consider the Following Crypto can be a cruel mistress, giving with one hand and taking away with the other. One moment she’s rushing you to the top of the roller-coaster with your heart in your mouth and your Blockfolio in your hand. The next, she’s plunging you into the deepest of dips, drowning your […]
March 25, 2018

Markets Update: Trader Sentiment Optimistic But Signals Still Unclear

Cryptocurrency markets are bouncing around in value over the course of the weekend as the entire crypto-market capitalization currently rests at $329 billion USD. BTC/USD markets briefly jumped above the $9K region on Sunday, March 25 but dropped an hour later to a low of $8,398. Most of the digital currencies within the crypto-economy have followed suit with BTC as most coins have lost 3-5 percent in value during the late night (EDT) trading sessions. Also read: Slush Pool Mines the First ASIC Boost Block Sparking More Debate   Crypto Markets Hold Steady As Traders Wait for the Next Big Move The past few days most cryptocurrencies have been somewhat stable as they have been following the same triangular sideways pattern as BTC/USD markets. At the time of publication BTC’s price is hovering above the $8,540 range as global markets are swapping […]