October 1, 2018

Bitcoin Ends September With Lowest Price Volatility Seen in 15 Months

Bitcoin Ends September With Lowest Price Volatility Seen in 15 Months Bitcoin traded in a range of just under $1,500 over the course of the month of September, its narrowest monthly trading range since July 2017, data reveals. At close of trading Sunday, bitcoin (BTC) officially ended the 30-day period with a trading range of… The post Bitcoin Ends September With Lowest Price Volatility Seen in 15 Months appeared first on Altcoin Today.
October 1, 2018

EOS Alliance Responds To Rumors Of Vote Buying

The group steps in to calm the EOS community after allegations about Huobi Pool surface.
October 1, 2018

Study Finds Growing Number of BATMs in Belgium and the Netherlands

The number of cryptocurrency ATMs in Belgium and the Netherlands is growing, according to newly released data. Amsterdam is leading among major cities in the Benelux region, with 12 machines supporting digital coin transactions. Luxembourg, which is a global center of traditional finances, is lagging behind in terms of available crypto teller services.        Also read: A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig Amsterdam Leading the Race With 12 Crypto Teller Machines The countries of the Benelux, the heart of Europe in many respects, are not only geographically close and culturally similar, but also enjoy a high degree of economic integration. The European crypto community would very much like to see the same level of cohesiveness when it comes to cryptocurrency adoption in the three states, all founding members of the European Union. Recently published data suggests, however, […]
October 1, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Could Travel in One of Three Directions

At press time, bitcoin is still trading in the $6,500 range. This is good news in the sense that bitcoin hasn’t dropped any further, though it’s always a little disappointing to see such an entity that can offer so much stay as it is – especially when we all know it could be doing better. It appears bitcoin has built a key moving average over the past four months, but it has yet to produce a solid bullish breakout. Instead, three small rallies have occurred since mid-July. The first took the currency up to the $8,000 range. The second to $7,000, and the third to the high $6,000 range. However, one source is mentioning that bitcoin is now set up to spike beyond the $7,429 high the currency reached back in August, and that a bullish trend is set to […]
October 1, 2018

Kill Switch Engage: Sia Cryptocurrency to Block Bitmain and Other Big Miners

After months of debate, Siacoin’s founder is announcing a fork. That’s good news for his other project, which will have the coin’s only working ASICs.
October 1, 2018

Ethereum Startup Parity Adds Casper Code to Custom Blockchain Toolbox

Parity Technologies has added an early version of ethereum’s hotly anticipated Casper code change to its blockchain development platform, Substrate.
October 1, 2018

ConsenSys Invests $6.5 Million in Former R3 Exec’s Blockchain Startup

ConsenSys invested $6.5 million into DrumG, the blockchain startup founded by former R3 official Tim Grant.
October 1, 2018

Top 4 Ways of Earning Cryptocurrency Without Investing a Dime

The cryptocurrency world has turned into a bona fide revenue stream for many people around the world. Numerous ways can be explored to make money with cryptocurrency, even without investing a single dime in the process. The following four methods will help users get their feet wet in the crypto world by simply investing a bit of time and effort. #4 Forum Signature Campaigns Although this method of earning a revenue stream has become somewhat less popular over the past year or so, there is still good money to be made in the world of signature campaigns. It is through methods such as these a  lot of people have gotten their first small portion of Bitcoin all those years ago. To this day, places like BitcoinTalk still have numerous signature campaign opportunities available. One of the added benefits of using […]
October 1, 2018

Bank Lenders Turn to Blockchain to Stay in Competition with Fintechs

Fintech companies are threatening traditional banks to such an extent that banks are now embracing the blockchain to offer low-cost services. Introducing the Blockchain to Remain Relevant U.K.-based bank HSBC and Mizuho Bank, one of the largest financial services companies in Japan, are among 12 banks that are turning to blockchain technology. According to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, the decision to embrace the blockchain follows increasing tourism and trade in Asia. In about a year, the technology could be ready to digitize trade in Asia. This could see transaction times cut from five to 10 days down to 24 hours, states HSBC. Japan and Singapore are two countries that are already working together to deliver great fintech between them. By working on joint projects, the two are aiming to boost the industry in both countries. The projects and initiatives are designed […]
October 1, 2018

Revealed: How Many Coins Are in the Best-Performing Crypto Portfolios

A software company has revealed several trends about crypto investing in the five years it has been in operation. According to the platform, the best-performing portfolios hold between seven and 12 coins #SPONSORED
October 1, 2018

AT&T Using IBM And Microsoft Platforms To Develop Blockchain Solutions

Tech giant AT&T has announced the development of several different blockchain-powered enterprise solutions that utilize IBM Blockchain Platform and Microsoft Azure.
October 1, 2018

Maltese Prime Minister is a Bitcoin Bull

There are still plenty of people who remain confident the Bitcoin price will see an incredibly sharp rebound later this year or throughout early 2019. One surprising Bitcoin “bull” is Malta’s Prime Minister. Joseph Muscat claims the use of Bitcoin is inevitable, not just in Malta, but across the rest of the world as well. Malta’s Prime Minister is Bullish on Bitcoin The year 2018 may not have been successful for different cryptocurrencies, but a lot of positive things have taken place behind the scenes. The vast majority of positive news originates from Malta, a small island in Europe which actively paves the way for widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies. These efforts are spearheaded by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who is incredibly bullish on both concepts. “Prime Minister of Malta” by Foreign and Commonwealth Office is licensed under CC BY 2.0 […]
October 1, 2018

5 Interesting BitConnect Facts You May Have Missed

Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts are all too familiar with the concept of BitConnect. For most of the people who invested in this scheme, things have not ended all that well. Some interesting key facts have come to light regarding this prominent Ponzi Scheme, courtesy of the BehindMLM team. A lot of surprising facts can be found in the lengthy list of revelations. #5 There was a Development Fund Even though it seemed as if BitConnect has not seen any major changes since the initial creation of BCC, the reality is somewhat different. Evidence shows there was a genuine development fund for BitConnect, though its funding was reduced by 33% back in October of 2017. The project went belly-up several months later, which didn’t come as much of a surprise for those who knew what this project was all about. #4 Blaming […]
October 1, 2018

New Research Claims Most ICOs Have Profited Off Selling ETH

Bitmex Research is back with another detailed report, this time into the ethereum holdings of ICOs. Ethereum’s downward trajectory has been attributed in some quarters to ICOs offloading ETH to pay the bills. If so, data suggests that those projects have profited handsomely off their ETH holdings in USD terms, despite its falling price. Also read: How to Install a Bitcoin.com Wallet for iOS Smartphones ICOs Have Sold Most of Their Ethereum for a Profit Ethereum’s tanking price, sliding from over $1,400 to below $200 in seven months, has alarmed many cryptocurrency investors. ETH is the backbone of the ICO economy, and its inability to sustain support levels against BTC has led to fears of there being a run on ethereum, akin to that which occurs when customers fear a bank lacks the funds to cover its liabilities. If Ethereum projects […]
October 1, 2018

ETHNews Exclusive: Hyperledger And The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Join Forces

The open-source project and the standards-setting organization want to change the misconception that they’re competitors. We spoke to both about how they’ll work together.
October 1, 2018

Wallet Provider Blockchain.com Makes LinkedIn’s 2018 Top 25 UK Startup List

Wallet service Blockchain.com follows Coinbase in hitting top-ten startup employer rankings
October 1, 2018

All Hail the Launch of (Yet) Another Stablecoin: LBXPeg

Since liquidity is arguably the most important element of any exchange, it makes sense that all exchanges desire it. And when volatility is the enemy of liquidity, stablecoins start to gain traction. Yet serious businesses, traders, and consumers at large simply aren’t convinced by stablecoins with shady pasts or questionable audits. They (understandably) want stablecoins that are transparent, trustworthy, and won’t spontaneously combust from one day to the next bringing the markets with them. Enter the LXBPeg (or “crypto pound”), the first stablecoin backed by UK Pound Sterling. Launched by the London Blockchain Exchange (LBX), LBXPeg will be held on a 1:1 basis in a fully auditable UK Bank account, licensed by the British Financial Conduct Authority. The Problem with Stablecoins So Far As we’ve seen from Tether, there are plenty of problems with stablecoins so far, lack of transparency […]
October 1, 2018

Malta To United Nations: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Inevitable Future Of Money’

The prime minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, told the United Nations that cryptocurrency is “the inevitable future of money” on September 27 — reiterating his faith in Blockchain technology.  The ‘Blockchain Island’ Reveals Its Cards Speaking at the organization’s 73rd General Debate, Muscat, who has presided over Malta’s official pivot to become a so-called ‘Blockchain Island,’ championed digital innovation and its regulation. “Blockchain makes cryptocurrencies, the inevitable future of money, more transparent, since it helps filter good business from bad business,” he said. “But these distributed ledger technologies can do so much more.” As part of Blockchain Island, the Maltese government has signed agreements and partnerships with emerging businesses including a raft of cryptocurrency exchanges to provide pioneering financial products and services registered in the country. As Bitcoinist has reported, platforms Binance and Huobi have spearheaded the trend, the former signaled […]
October 1, 2018

On Spotify, Youtube, and Netflix You’re Paying the Wrong Person

The world today isn’t the same as it used to be even ten years ago — the amount of total information out there now On Spotify, Youtube, and Netflix You’re Paying the Wrong Person was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
October 1, 2018

NEO News Roundup September 2018

The NEO space continues to grow and create new opportunities. Different projects such as LATOKEN, CoZ, and APEX have been working during the last months to bring new features in… Continue reading “NEO News Roundup September 2018” The post NEO News Roundup September 2018 appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
October 1, 2018

Bitcoin of Little Use to Criminal Elements Despite Myopic ‘Popular’ Opinion to the Contrary

In the latest episode of “ignorant things people say about Bitcoin,” John Crudele of the New York Post says the top-ranked cryptocurrency “is only useful to people who don’t want to get caught.” Enough of These Forced and Labored Bitcoin Rhetorics Every so often, a nocoiner comes forward to espouse something demonstrably and factually inaccurate about Bitcoin. From calling the popular virtual currency a scam to wild and unsubstantiated claims of Bitcoin aiding and abetting criminal activities, these folks would have everyone believe that BTC is the “swindle of the century.” A lot of these criticisms are hardly ever based on solid facts. Take, for example, Crudele’s piece published on Sunday (September 30th, 2018). In it, he says: Bitcoin is a confidence game that’s useful only to people who don’t want to get caught doing bad things. Crudele offers no […]
October 1, 2018

CoinMarketCap vs CoinCap

Finding all of the relevant information pertaining to different cryptocurrencies has become a lot more convenient. CoinMarketCap is often the main source of price information and charts. The renewed CoinCap, however, offers a fair few benefits as well. Both platforms have their merits and drawbacks, as competition is heating up in this industry. #2 CoinMarketCap As the largest cryptocurrency site by traffic, CoinMarketCap has a lot of relevant cryptocurrency information. It shows the currencies ranked by market cap, supply, and trading volume. Traders can also see the hourly, 24-hour, and seven-day changes for all of the list cryptocurrencies. No real-time information is available at this time, which has often been considered the main weak point of this particular platform. There are also some concerns as to how CoinMarketCap tends to exclude specific exchanges and prices from the overall market. Their decision to […]
October 1, 2018

Most ICOs Didn’t Take Funding Hit Despite Ether Price Decline: Research

Despite the big drops in ether prices since late last year, ICO projects haven’t lost money on average, according to new research from BitMEX.
October 1, 2018

Major Chinese Tech Magazine Adds Payment in Bitcoin to Show Blockchain ‘Practicality’

Major Chinese Tech Magazine Adds Payment in Bitcoin to Show Blockchain ‘Practicality’ Beijing Sci-Tech Report (BSTR), China’s oldest media publication covering the tech industry, has announced it will offer subscriptions payable with Bitcoin (BTC), local media outlet Guangming reported Sunday, September 30. An evidently rare occurrence from China, were government pressure has forced crypto exchanges and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) operators to… The post Major Chinese Tech Magazine Adds Payment in Bitcoin to Show Blockchain ‘Practicality’ appeared first on Altcoin Today.
October 1, 2018

Portal Network Developers Announce Bitcoin Cash Name Service

A development team called the Portal Network has announced the creation of a new platform called the Bitcoin Cash Name Service (BCNS). Essentially BCNS turns a long alphanumeric bitcoin cash address into a human-readable name like ‘yourname.bch.’ Also read: Colombia Crypto Exchange Asks New President for Banking Help   Can Human Readable Names Replace Traditional Bitcoin Cash Addresses? This week a company called the Portal Network announced the development team is in the midst of launching a platform called the Bitcoin Cash Name Service (BCNS). Basically, BCNS is a name service that connects to a smart contract using a version of Omni Layer that’s also tethered to an IPFS hash and BCH wallet address. What this means is a user can create a readable name like ‘Johnhenry.bch,’ and use the name as a BCH address on the web. Because BCH […]
October 1, 2018

Cryptocurrency Integration Is Not the Success Pornhub Had Anticipated

Despite more and more companies accepting cryptocurrency payments throughout 2018, there is still plenty of work to be done prior to achieving mass adoption. In fact, it seems the decision to accept cryptocurrency has not resulted in any major changes for Pornhub. That comes as somewhat of a surprise, although the situation may still turn around in the future. PornHub Sees Low Crypto Adoption The year 2018 got off to an interesting start for the cryptocurrency industry. Although there are plenty of reasons to use cryptocurrencies when paying for premium adult content, very few people actively do so in this day and age. As reported by thenextweb, less than 1% of all purchases are made through any of the supported currencies, which doesn’t bode well for the future of crypto. Perhaps the biggest announcement involving Pornhub was the Verge partnership. […]
October 1, 2018

Russian State Nuclear Corporation to Develop Blockchain for ‘Increased Efficiency’

IT department of Russian state nuclear energy company plans to develop blockchain, AI and IoT to increase the productivity
October 1, 2018

Crypto Trading Platform Robinhood is now Available In 20 US States

Robinhood is quickly establishing itself as a household name. The fee-free trading application is expanding its reach across the US. Alaska and Oklahoma residents can now partake in cryptocurrency buying and selling through the mobile app. Exposing more consumers to Bitcoin and altcoins can be beneficial to this struggling industry. Expanding Robinhood Availability Despite a troublesome year, the interest in cryptocurrencies hasn’t waned all that much. More and more consumers see the benefits of investing in Bitcoin and altcoins. The search for convenient service providers is in full effect. Robinhood acknowledges they can make a big impact in this growing industry. Through its commission-free trading app, customers across various US states can buy and sell different cryptocurrencies. Bringing this application to additional US states is the main priority. Most states have specific licensing requirements when it comes to providing cryptocurrency […]
October 1, 2018

Malta’s Prime Minister Hails Crypto as ‘Future of Money’ in UN Speech

Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, has told the U.N. that cryptocurrencies are “the inevitable future of money.”
October 1, 2018

Sign Emerges That Falling Bitcoin Price Just Might Have a Floor

A long-term indicator looks to have been shoring up bitcoin’s price over the last four months.
October 1, 2018

Danske Bank’s $235B Money Laundering Tops Entire Cryptocurrency Market Cap

Danske Bank, the Danish lender at the center of a giant Russian money laundering scandal, illegitimately processed more cash than the entire cryptocurrency market cap combined. One Bank, $235 Billion The astonishing figure, noted on social media by Morgan Creek Digital founder and partner Anthony Pompliano this weekend, comes as the true extent of the banking sector’s latest revelation remains unknown. Danske laundered a reported $235 billion through just one of its branches in Estonia over an eight-year period, according to claims. This week, the bank appointed an interim CEO in the form of its current Danish operations head Jesper Nielsen after abruptly firing extant boss Thomas Borgen. Commenting on Twitter, Pompliano appeared to suggest the episode should give renewed faith to cryptocurrency investors subdued by criticism of the industry or sustained low prices. “REMINDER: A single bank location at […]
October 1, 2018

GoByte Releases Free Service for Merchants to Work with Cryptocurrency

The Malaysian open source project GoByte has proudly released its new, free of charge service that will allow online merchants, worldwide, to accept multiple cryptocurrencies for their commercial payments. The name of the much-anticipated service is “GoByte Pay” and, besides its use as a gateway for receiving and processing cryptocurrency payments, it can serve as a very convenient tool for sending and administrating invoices to individuals and businesses. GoByte Network will collect only a tiny commission for its services, while the integration of the service at the commercial sites will be free of charge. According to GoByte CEO, Hisyam Nasir, “GoByte’s mission is to be the leader in making cryptocurrency payments easier for users and merchants around the world, through the GoByte Pay platform”. “We are developing a simple, powerful and adaptable platform which includes features that small and large […]
October 1, 2018

How to Install a Bitcoin.com Wallet for iOS Smartphones

Using cryptocurrency is the best way to understand cryptocurrency. One quick entrance into the ecosystem is to download an electronic “wallet” onto a smartphone. From there, Bitcoin.com Wallet users can then take it to what’s known as a faucet in order to receive some bitcoin cash (BCH) free and easy. Also read: Colombia Crypto Exchange Asks New President for Banking Help Install a Bitcoin.com Wallet for iOS The nice thing about a Bitcoin.com wallet is its ease of use, its simplicity. Nearly three million folks have appreciated the clearly identifiable buttons and intuitive interface. Veterans appreciate those too as they go about evangelizing the money revolution that is cryptocurrency. An economy of space is immediately noticeable.   Step 1: Point your browser to Bitcoin.com. Prominently visible is Get a Free Wallet. Click that. Up will come a screen choice of phone platforms. […]
October 1, 2018

Allcoin Exchange Review – Should You Trust It?

When it comes to trading altcoins, there are several dozen platforms all vying for traction in this growing crypto industry. While Allcoin makes a strong case for itself due mainly to its support to a vast array of coins, putting one’s trust in any cryptocurrency exchange remains risky when not aware of all the facts. The Allcoin Company Becoming a global digital asset trading platform is an ambitious goal. Allcoin, a Canadian firm owned by Cascadia Fintech Corporation, is looking to make its mark on the cryptocurrency industry since early 2016. To date, the company has expanded significantly in terms of offering different markets. It is also worth mentioning Allcoin’s parent company is regulated by FINTRAC in its native country of Canada. Trading pairs and Markets Even though Allcoin aimed to support both USD and CNY trading at some point, it seems things […]
October 1, 2018

Crypto Firms One-up Banks in Race for Hong Kong Office Space

Hong Kong is one of the financial centers of the world. Numerous banks have set up shop in the region, as have cryptocurrency firms. A new trend is emerging where crypto firms are leasing space in buildings. To date, banks cannot follow this pace due to financial constraints. Cryptocurrency in Hong Kong Numerous prestigious office spaces can be found throughout Hong Kong. As is usually the case with prominent locations, the price to recent is quite steep. For banks, affording these costs has become a growing problem. Cryptocurrency firms, on the other hand, are doing things differently. They see a lot of merit in leasing space in this country at an accelerating pace. BitMEX and Diginex are leading the pack. They follow other companies who are all eyeing a foothold in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia. Major banks, […]
October 1, 2018

Local MP Confirms Italy Is Going to Enter the European Blockchain Partnership

Italy could soon enter the European Blockchain Partnership. This comes from one Member of Parliament (MP) Mirella Liuzzi said some days ago. On September 28, Luigi Di Maio signed in… Continue reading “Local MP Confirms Italy Is Going to Enter the European Blockchain Partnership” The post Local MP Confirms Italy Is Going to Enter the European Blockchain Partnership appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
October 1, 2018

BitMEX Research: ICOs ‘Have Sold Almost as Much as They Raised’

Ethereum price makes no impact on ICOs’ profiteering, research suggests
October 1, 2018

Dogecoin Price Prepares for Another Jump While Bitcoin Struggles

Even though the previous week has not resulted in any real momentum for the Dogecoin price, this week is already off to a different start. Thanks to a small gain in USD and BTC value, it becomes apparent DOGE is enjoying the semi-bearish spell keeping all top crypto markets in its grip. There is still a long way to go prior to noting strong gains, though. Dogecoin Price Might See Some Action Last week did not result in any major rises or declines for the Dogecoin price. That is not entirely surprising, as this meme currency has turned out to be far more stable than most other cryptocurrencies on the market. Despite no one looking at DOGE for its stability and store of value aspects, it is something to look into regardless. Over the past 24 hours, there has been […]
October 1, 2018

Opera Browser Operator to Explore New Applications of Blockchain

Opera, which built a crypto wallet into its browser, is partnering with blockchain advisory firm Ledger Capital to further explore blockchain tech.
October 1, 2018

A Bitcoin Mining Moratorium Was Just Avoided in Montana

Officials in Missoula County, Montana, will investigate regulations around bitcoin mining despite local demands for a moratorium.
October 1, 2018

Game On! ‘Crypto Arcade Playground’ to Help Indie Developers Compete With Giant Studios

Love games but hate downloading apps? A new “crypto arcade playground” plans to make finding new titles more convenient, while helping indie developers thrive #SPONSORED
October 1, 2018

BestMixer.io Packs Unparalleled Features Into a Bitcoin Tumbler Built for Everyone

Cryptocurrency is a notoriously complicated and risky asset class, but it doesn’t have to be Cryptocurrency has earned a global reputation for being volatile and risky, but one of those two things can be easily fixed by BestMixer.io’s game-changing Bitcoin tumbler that was built with real users in mind. Rather than having a user experience akin to hacking a computer mainframe, the BestMixer.io team delivered a service that centers on ease of use. Risk in the Bitcoin world has meant hacked exchanges, hacked wallets, and lost funds for many users globally. The main reason behind these events and the risk in crypto is based on the unrelenting drive of cybercriminals and groups using blockchain analysis to expose and unearth user identities on the blockchain, leaving users with a harsh truth: cryptocurrency isn’t anonymous after all. From the moment you decide […]
October 1, 2018

Regulations Roundup: Industry Leaders Want Clarity, Alliance Capitals Earns FINMA Warning

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency regulations, industry leaders have urged U.S. lawmakers to provide regulatory clarity or risk a crypto firm exodus, a Greek representative to the European Parliament has advocated for a lightweight cryptocurrency apparatus to avoid stifling innovation across the distributed ledger technologies industries, and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has issued a warning regarding purported cryptocurrency company, Alliance Capitals. Also Read: North Dakota Issues Orders Against Bitconnect, Magma, Pension Rewards Industry Leaders Warn U.S. Lawmakers to Provide Clarity or Risk Crypto Exodus At a recent regulatory round-table held at Capitol Hill and hosted by congressman Warren Davidson, a number of cryptocurrency industry leaders warned lawmakers that a continued lack of regulatory clarity could lead to an exodus of firms seeking clear legislative guidelines in other jurisdictions. Kraken co-founder and CEO Jesse Powell emphasized the disadvantaged position […]
October 1, 2018

Bitcoin Tycoon Li Xiaolai Says He’s Done Investing In Blockchain Projects

BitFund founder and well-known Bitcoin holder Li Xiaolai said that he is going to stop personally investing into blockchain projects. Instead, he’s focusing on a career change. One of China’s biggest Bitcoin (BTC) 00 holders, Li Xiaolai, caused a huge stir in the local cryptocurrency community after he announced via Weibo that he would now demur from personally investing into blockchain projects. According to TechNode, Li wrote: From this day on, Li Xiaolai personally will not invest in any projects (whether it is blockchain or early stage). So, if you see ‘Li Xiaolai’ associated with any project (I have been associated with countless projects without my knowledge, 99% is not an exaggeration), just ignore it. I plan to spend several years to contemplate on my career change. As for what I’m doing next, I’m not sure just yet. After the […]
October 1, 2018

China’s Bitcoin Whale Li Xiaolai Halts Blockchain-Related Investments

“Career change” under consideration for China’s bigtime Bitcoin investor Li Xiaolai
October 1, 2018

Spain Remains a Primary Example of Blockchain Optimism on All Levels

A country where fierce partisan rivals unite to welcome blockchain
October 1, 2018

Monero Price Analysis: XMR/USD Long-Term Reversal Formation

Monero recently busted through a long-term descending trend line to indicate that a reversal from the downtrend is underway. Price has since formed an inverse head and shoulders, which is a classic reversal signal. Price has yet to break past the neckline of this formation to confirm an uptrend, which might last by at least the same height as the pattern. However, the 100 SMA is still below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, there’s a stronger chance for the selloff to resume than to reverse. Monero seems to be breaking past the 100 SMA dynamic inflection point, though, an early signal of bullish momentum. Price could test the 200 SMA dynamic inflection point from here. Stochastic has turned lower from the overbought zone and continues to […]
October 1, 2018

Malta’s Prime Minister Tells UN That Crypto Is the ‘Inevitable Future of Money’

Malta’s Prime Minister has said that crypto is the “inevitable future of money,” and that blockchain will secure a “future-proof” digital economy and state
October 1, 2018

The Daily: Fake Volume, Tether Troubles, Bitcoin’s “Inevitable” Mass Adoption

Rumors, allegations, and assertions can all be found in today’s news roundup. Specifically, we have rumors of impending trouble with Tether, allegations of another Chinese exchange conjuring up fake volume, and assertions that Bitcoin and blockchain’s mass adoption is “inevitable”. We’ll reveal who made that bold claim, as well as substantiating the others, in this episode of The Daily. Also read: A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig Magical Chinese Trading Volume CER alleges several Chinese exchanges to be producing magical trading volume Like a dog worrying a bone, Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) has been toiling away at uncovering fake trading volume for months. Much of the suspicious activity it’s unearthed during the course of its meticulous and granular investigation has originated in the East. Its latest target is ZB.com, a Chinese exchange that appears in Coinmarketcap’s top five […]
October 1, 2018

Up 80%: XRP’s September Wasn’t Just Bullish, It Was Record-Setting

XRP broke records in September and was the best performer out of the world’s 25 largest cryptocurrencies.
October 1, 2018

Verge Price Rises by Over 15% as Traders Get Excited

Most cryptocurrency markets remain unsure as to which direction they will head in throughout this week. Virtually all top coins note either minuscule gains or small losses in the past 24 hours. The Verge price is one exception, as it appears to be steaming full price ahead as of right now. Verge Price Remains Firmly in the Green Despite virtually all other markets losing value or remaining stuck in sideways trading, it would appear there is some interesting action taking place further down the rankings. When looking well beyond the top 20 of currencies ranked by market cap, the gains and losses are a lot steeper than what one would expect. This is not entirely uncommon on a Monday morning, as the weekend has resulted in some very odd trading momentum first and foremost. Although XVG’s momentum has become apparent as […]
October 1, 2018

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Bulls Show Hesitation

Bitcoin appears to have broken past its symmetrical triangle top but is still hovering close to the resistance. This reflects some hesitation among buyers before taking price further north, possibly signaling that the break was a fake out as well. In that case, Bitcoin could slump back inside the chart pattern to resume its consolidation. Then again the price is already close to the peak of its formation so a breakout is due soon. The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA, though, so the path of least resistance might still be to the downside. In other words, a break below the triangle support might be more likely to happen. If so, Bitcoin could slide by around $2,500 or the same height as the triangle pattern. The price would need to break below its short-term ascending channel for that […]
October 1, 2018

Giga Watt Breaks New Ground, Looks Beyond Mining

Giga Watt, one of North America’s largest cryptocurrency miners, is breaking new ground to add more data centers to its existing installation, part of a bigger strategy to reposition the company to better function within new economic realities of a slowing crypto-economy. The new construction, a 5 MW site hosting three pods, will be marketed as a Giga Watt mining solution for larger B2B customers, rather than focusing on new entrants into the industry, as was the previous strategy. Giga Pods, as they are called, are also catered toward customers looking for transaction-based high-performance computer services like rendering or remote medicine. The new site also marks a meaningful expansion of Giga Watt’s relationship with the local power utility, as it adds power lines originating in Washington state’s Grant County to company’s original utility contract in Douglas County. Giga Watt’s evolution […]
October 1, 2018

Australian Record Scalability Blockchain: How Crypto Is Stepping Into the Land Down Under

Australian government develops decentralized blockchain network with maximum scalability. Will the release of the blockchain fuel the growth of the local industry?
October 1, 2018

Bearish Crypto Market Pushes Valuation of Most ICOs in the Red

The initial coin offering industry is under a lot of pressure. Projects need to perform as quickly as possible. In the world of ICOs, that is very difficult to achieve. So far, nearly 70% of all initial coin offerings are valued at half of or less of their originally projected value. A worrisome trend which has investors concerned. ICOs are Struggling to Keep Investors Happy A report by Diar shows things do not look all that great for most initial coin offerings. Numerous projects have been analyzed over the past few months. Initial launch prices for tokens are no longer being met in seven out of ten cases. This further confirms how cutthroat the industry really is. There is no time to waste when it comes to developing potential killer apps. The initial coin offering industry has no lack of […]
October 1, 2018

Blockchains Don’t Have to Be Perfect, They Just Have to Be Better

A blockchain can contain garbage data but in many cases, it will still be better than the status quo. We might even find often that it’s a lot better.
October 1, 2018

3 More Stablecoins Coming to Market in Q4 2018

Competition among stablecoins continues to heat up in a rather significant manner. In fact, most of these new stablecoins have come to market during the second half of 2018, which creates a rather interesting trend. The following three pegged currencies will all try to make their impact on the crypto industry moving forward. #3 Tiberius Coin It is not the first time the world is introduced to Tiberius Coin. Rumors regarding this project have begun surfacing a few weeks ago, although not too many details were shared with the public at that time. In a recent update, Tiberius Group confirmed this stable coin will be backed by precious metals. There will be different currencies linked to gold, silver, platinum, copper, nickel, and so forth. This is a rather intriguing approach, as it will lead to many different stablecoins to be […]
October 1, 2018

In Japan, Exchange Operators Shore up Investor Protections After Thefts

The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association says it will tighten investor protection stipulations after a wave of hacks on digital currency exchanges. Citing informed sources, the Japan Times reported the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has agreed to revise certain self-imposed rules to keep investors safe in the wake of hacks. The JVCEA is set to place a cap on the number of cryptocurrencies managed, which will reportedly equal between 10-20% of customer deposits. The decision largely comes after hackers managed to walk off with about $60 million dollar’s worth of digital currency from the Zaif exchange earlier in September. Bitcoinist reported that the company did not actually discover the hack until three days later. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) asked Zaif’s owners, Tech Bureau Corp., to send in an incident report and be ready for a physical platform […]
October 1, 2018

Crowd Machine Hacking Case – Two Suspects Arrested in Oklahoma

Two men have been arrested from Oklahoma City in connection with the Crowd Machine hacking incident last week. The suspects have allegedly stolen cryptocurrency worth $ 14 million. Swift Action by Agencies In what has been a breakthrough in the Crowd Machine hacking case reported earlier this week by Live Bitcoin News, two men suspected of being behind the crime have been arrested by the Oklahoma police. The suspects, identified as Fletcher Robert Childers, 23, and Joseph Harris, 21, both from Missouri, were arrested at a west side hotel on Monday, September 24th. As per the documents filed in the court, it is believed that the suspects executed a SIM swap by stealing the victim’s phone number and identity. The Sequence of Events Crowd Machine, a San Jose, California-based blockchain company, had revealed details about the incident on September 22nd. The […]
October 1, 2018

Blockchain Technology Brings Authenticity to Influencer Marketing

The most successful social media influencers can have followings that exceed millions of fans on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, SnapChat, Twitter and Facebook, making them a dream come true for… Continue reading “Blockchain Technology Brings Authenticity to Influencer Marketing” The post Blockchain Technology Brings Authenticity to Influencer Marketing appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
October 1, 2018

How One Blockchain Startup is Transforming Travel and Increasing Accessibility in Cities

How One Blockchain Startup is Transforming Travel and Increasing Accessibility We all know that social networks and digital content distribution is controlled by a small number of large companies. The strength of these companies lies in the content that millions of users create and share on a daily basis. In platforms like Facebook and Twitter, users are not only customers who consume advertising or pay to access certain features. They are also the “workers” whose free labor generates content and the big data that these companies control and profit from. We all also know that several different blockchain startups are trying to disrupt the current model of social networking and online content sharing. I recently came across one interesting Spain-based project hoping to participate in this transformation. Navibration aims to become the world’s first decentralized social network of audio-guided travel experiences […]
October 1, 2018

XRP Price Analysis: Ripple Investment Rise 30 Percent Tripling Bitcoin’s

XRP Price Analysis: Ripple Investment Rise 30 Percent Tripling Bitcoin’s Fundamental developments as formation of SAIV, objectives of Coil to turn XRP from a facilitator to a medium of exchange and increase coin listings at various exchanges is bullish. Aside from this, Nigel Green’s comments cement our bullish stand. This is further solidified by candlestick… The post XRP Price Analysis: Ripple Investment Rise 30 Percent Tripling Bitcoin’s appeared first on Altcoin Today.
October 1, 2018

EOS Price Analysis: Stellar Lumens Demand Increase as Altcoins Level Out

EOS Price Analysis: Stellar Lumens Demand Increase as Altcoins Level Out Overly, altcoin bulls are in control and even though prices are consolidating inside key candlesticks, week ending Sep 23 bulls influence our analysis—and sentiment. Most notably is Monero which is consolidating and rejecting lower lows below $100 and EOS which despite Huobi collusion accusation… The post EOS Price Analysis: Stellar Lumens Demand Increase as Altcoins Level Out appeared first on Altcoin Today.
October 1, 2018

North Dakota Issues Orders Against Bitconnect, Magma, Pension Rewards

The securities department of the US state of North Dakota has issued orders against three companies promoting initial coin offerings in the state. They are Bitconnect, Magma Foundation, and Pension Rewards. The investigations are part of Operation Cryptosweep which involves over 40 US and Canadian securities regulators. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals North Dakota’s Cease and Desist Orders North Dakota Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler issued cease and desist orders Wednesday against three companies “promoting unregistered and potentially fraudulent securities in North Dakota in the form of initial coin offerings (ICOs),” the state’s securities department announced. The department wrote: The companies that are the subject of the orders are Bitconnect and related companies Bitconnect Ltd. and Bitconnect International Plc., Magma Foundation and related companies Magma Coin and Magma, and Pension Rewards Platform, aka Pension Rewards. […]
October 1, 2018

Global Coin Podcast: Insights from Investors and Operators on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain in Asia

WE’VE JUST LAUNCHED THE GLOBAL COIN RESEARCH PODCASTOur first guest is Benny Giang, co-founder of Cryptokitties, on Cryptokittie’s venture into Asia. We also discuss the $12mn fundraise from Andreessen and CK’s recent reportedly DAUs going down. Download it in the The topics we discussed in the podcast are quite different and unique from what you typically hear on Crypto podcasts. And frankly, the debates about which coin is better and which token-economic model to adopt are endless until we start seeing mass consumer adoption, and this is what Cryptokitties have achieved and what they continue to focus on. Cryptokitties was famous for clogging up the Ethereum network, and now the company is venturing overseas and going to market in Asia. As someone who has experienced working in a fast growing startup, I truly value advice from this new generation of global […]
October 1, 2018

Huobi Blockchain Industry Special Report: Cryptocurrency Wallets

This report is produced by Huobi Research; please cite “Huobi Blockchain Industry Special Report” for reference. Abstract In the narrowest cryptocurrency wallet is simply a tool to store one’s private key; in the broader sense, however, cryptocurrency wallet also bears basic functions such as balance viewing and sending transactions. In Q1 2018, there were estimated 23.95 million cryptocurrency wallet users worldwide, increased by 86% compared to Q1 2017. Based on our investigation into the 31 cryptocurrency wallet projects, we witness a fierce competition, as well as a lack of sustainable business model in the cryptocurrency wallet industry. Approximately 70% of the 31 investigated cryptocurrency wallets have mobile apps, while only about 26% can be accessed through webpages. 61% are open-sourced cryptocurrency wallets, and 65% have additional functions including market update and cryptocurrency trading, of which 75% of the wallets with […]
October 1, 2018

Huobi Blockchain Industry Special Report: Blockchain Games

This report is produced by Huobi Research; please cite “Huobi Blockchain Industry Special Report” for reference. Abstract Video game industry is one of the most lucrative internet-powered industries that saw the rise of Tencent, Blizzard Entertainment, and Steam. However, the traditional video game industry today is suffering from divisions caused by centralization, manifested in 1. the massive pressure on developers to improve player retention; 2. high negotiation power of distributors; 3. in-game assets ownership not belonged to the players; 4. the risk of galloping inflation; and 5. high sunk costs of players. We believe that traditional game industry is a perfect target for blockchain integration, which could potentially result in mass adoption and popularization of blockchain technology. Blockchain Game will also become a crucial member of the Dapp ecosystem. Focusing on the problems with the current traditional video game industry, blockchain […]
October 1, 2018

Can Careers Find the Right People?

Announcing , which enables companies to find the best candidate in record time. Indeed, this referral dynamic has already been successfully used to recruit all but one of our team internally at nCent! To learn more contact me at kk@ncnt.io or visit jobCent To stay in the nCent loop, hear me tweet and join our international telegram channel. Can Careers Find the Right People? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
October 1, 2018

How We Can Find the Needle in a Haystack, Together

How do you find the job candidate who’s an exact fit for your organization? How do find the person you are going to marry? How do you locate the right house for you and your family? How about a pet that’s been missing? Worse yet, a child who’s been missing? As a society, we spend a lot of time looking for things. Individuals search for apartments to rent, cars to buy, and romantic partners to date. Businesses search for customers, employees, and suppliers. Although we tend to approach these searches as if they are unique, we at nCent believe that they appear distinct on the surface but are often subject to similar dynamics on a meta level. Our goal is to enable people to use incentive programs and blockchain technology in order to solve some important problems facing the world today. […]
October 1, 2018

Shrimpy Releases The Kraken

The ground quakes as ripples radiate across the sea. The air cracks like a foghorn bellowing in the distant abyss. “What have I done”, a small shrimp asks itself. That rumbling is the sound of Shrimpy unleashing the Kraken. With our primary focus on the US market, it only feels right to bring into the mix one of the first crypto exchanges. Founded in 2011, Kraken is nearly as old as the Bitcoin market itself. Not to mention, it’s difficult to “Sail the high seas” without Shrimpy. It’s clearly a match made in heaven. Besides the match on a sea level, Kraken also provides a number of other benefits that are important to the Shrimpy user base. Increased liquidity USD / CAD / EUR / GBP / JPY trading pairs Deposit USD via wire transfer Shrimpy has now released support for the Kraken exchange! Use Shrimpy with Kraken […]