March 1, 2018

Hamster Marketplace’s Experience in Creating Community

The success of any modern project is to some extent measured by the size of its audience. That is what defines how profitable and powerful the proposed service, product, or app will be. The Hamster Marketplace team has developed its own strategy for attracting and retaining users and forming a community around the marketplace, a strategy we will share in this post. Kickstarter Startups and Their Audience Hamster Marketplace is oriented toward recent crowdfunding projects from Kickstarter and other similar platforms. According to our estimates, each Kickstarter project in the electronics category has an average audience of 1380 people. If a partnership began between such a vendor and Hamster Marketplace, the former could bring along about one third of its own audience, which is about 460 people. We are citing the most pessimistic figures here to avoid setting these expectations […]
March 1, 2018

Multiversum: Relations for Complex Entities

Multiversum was developed to tackle the elephant in the room: the simplistic nature of first generation blockchain. While blockchain has some amazing features – immutability, transparency and security – it has major issues in terms of scalability and speed. Recent high-profile examples showcased the inefficiencies of the technology. In December, CrypoKitties exposed the fragility of Ethereum, often banded the super computer of blockchain. The entire platform ground to a halt as the craze for CryptoKitties skyrocketed for a few weeks, and then just as suddenly disappeared from view. Transaction speeds were killed and fees climbed dramatically. Multiversum founder and visionary Andrea Taini discovered blockchain and could see its attraction. “But I could also see its limitations.” he says. “Organizations such as government or large corporates have complex systems with myriad layers of data distributed across the ecosystem. Data is the […]
March 1, 2018

XinFin’s XDC Protocol to provide smart-contracts for Bitcoin and upcoming National cryptocurrencies

XinFin Hybrid Blockchain network, which is going through third week of it’s token sale today announced that it’s XDC protocol is equipped to support existing FIAT payment methods, Bitcoin BTC and upcoming nationally issued cryptocurrencies on it’s tradefinex.org platform. The XDC protocol will also support Ripple’s XRP, Litecoin LTC and Bitcoincash BCH, the four very liquid cryptocurrencies that do not provide smart-contracts capabilities currently. XinFin is the first of it’s kind hybrid blockchain protocol forked from ethereum and quorum. It is architected to work on PBFT+stake based consensus and clocks 500 TPS currently aiming to clock 2000 TPS by year end. It is aimed at serving the $50 trillion global trade and finance market with it’s marketplace tradefinex.org bringing together global trade associations, buyers, suppliers and financiers as well as the regulatory bodies. Global trade ecosystem today lacks a credible […]
March 1, 2018

Harrisburg University backed Thought Network launches Pre-ICO on 1st of March, 2018

Problems with the current data industry On 1969 humans landed on the Moon for the first time. Now, less than 50 years later the smartphones in our pockets are over 100 million times more powerful than the computers used on the famous Apollo missions. The incredible advancements in technology have truly taken humans to the next level. But, with the improvements in technology, there’s also an enormous influx of new data generated. There are over 900 million text messages sent every hour, over 4 million videos watched on Youtube every minute and people nowadays have to deal with over 100 million spam emails every minute. As you might see, we create A LOT of data, and by 2025 the annual data creation will be ten times the amount of the data produced currently. With that much data produced, our current […]
March 1, 2018

WSJ: SEC Launches Cryptocurrency Probe

In the US, the SEC has launched a probe into ICO activities and crypto business, WSJ reports. #NEWS
March 1, 2018

Viola.AI Announces Worldwide Community-Choice Campaign for The Name, Look and Persona for The World’s Smartest Love Advisor

SINGAPORE, 28 Feb 2018 – The world’s first Blockchain & AI driven Marketplace for love, Viola.AI is the solution to the current dating and relationships challenges worldwide. She will be the first dating and relationship A.I. that evolves with the users to help them in the stages of dating, couple-hood to marriage. Viola.AI will serve users from helping people find love, helping romance blossom, and helping sustain the relationship right till their twilight years. The team of Viola.AI, who is also behind the dating giant Lunch Actually Group with over 14 years of success record and regional presence in Asia, has sold out their pre-sale 5 days early back in January 2018 and recently clinched The Investors Awards win at the prestigious d10e ICO Pitching Competition in Cayman Islands. As the next move in a series of major initiatives, Viola.AI […]
March 1, 2018

ICOs: The Devil is in the Details

How you can prevent yourself from getting spooked ICOs: The Devil is in the Details was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 1, 2018

Germany: Blockchain Service Bitwala Introduces ‘Crypto-First’ Banking

Blockchain-based payment service Bitwala is launching a banking service with debit cards, promises “seamless transition between the crypto and fiat worlds”. #NEWS
March 1, 2018

Bill Gates Offers Sobering Perspective On Cryptocurrencies, ICOs

On Tuesday, Bill Gates provided his opinion on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Despite his previous excitement about bitcoin, it seems that the billionaire tech titan is not buying the present hype. In indicting cryptocurrencies for being complicit in drug-related deaths, Gates may be missing the bigger picture.
March 1, 2018

Russia: Municipal Court In St. Petersburg Rules To Unblock 40 Bitcoin-Related Websites

The Municipal Court of St. Petersburg unblocks 40 Bitcoin-related websites, will consider case further. #NEWS
March 1, 2018

Germany Won’t Tax You for Buying a Cup of Coffee With Bitcoin

Unlike the U.S., Germany will regard bitcoin as equivalent to legal tender when used as a means of payment, according to a new government document.
February 28, 2018

Crypto Culture Platform Coins A New Way To Stop Touts

A platform specializing in cultural experiences is declaring war on ticket touts. #SPONSORED
February 28, 2018

Top 10 Cryptocurrency Acronyms

Cryptocurrency represents an environment that is constantly growing and changing. As this ecosystem evolves and becomes increasingly complex, so does the jargon used most frequently in conversation. Acronyms play a large role in cryptocurrency dialogue, and without knowledge of the terms they refer to, it can be difficult to follow the information being shared. Here are ten of the most popular cryptocurrency acronyms that everyone should have knowledge of. 10. OTC “Over the counter” refers to a method of trading that bypasses an exchange service. With OTC trading, buyers and sellers instead agree upon an exchange rate for a set amount of currency and, often with the help of a trusted third-party escrow, transact with one another directly. OTC trading is often prevalent among teams buying or selling to and from large, private investors, so as to not disrupt the market […]
February 28, 2018

Coinbase: BTC Buys And Sells Issue Resolved, Bitcoin Performance Still ‘Degraded’

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has fixed the processes that caused Bitcoin buys and sells to become temporarily unavailable on the platform. #NEWS
February 28, 2018

Rabobank May Launch A Cryptocurrency Wallet Service Tied To Bank Accounts, Rabobit

Rabobank is gauging customer interest in a cryptocurrency wallet service.
February 28, 2018

Goldman Sachs Investment Chief: Crypto ‘Bubble’ Burst Will Affect 1% Of Global GDP

Goldman Sachs CIO Mossavar-Rahmani stated that when the cryptocurrency “bubble” bursts, it will impact 1% of global GDP. #NEWS
February 28, 2018

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee Stays Bullish On BTC Price, Sees Major Firms Joining Crypto Sphere

Wall Street strategist Tom Lee repeats past prediction that BTC will double in 2018, says major corporations are moving towards crypto. #NEWS
February 28, 2018

Why Do Cryptocurrencies Need Blockchain?

Even with the crypto revolution gaining more and more momentum by the day, there still seems to be a tangible knowledge gap within this sphere. For example, many people are still not clear as to what the blockchain and crypto assets really are. Life was quite simple when Bitcoin stood as the lone blockchain, because it allowed the words cryptocurrency and blockchain to be used interchangeably. However, with the maturing of the crypto ecosystem, a large number of blockchains have flourished and become entities unto themselves. A lot of confusion has ensued, since the term blockchain is now also used within contexts pertaining to P2P delivery systems and decentralized registries, and as a result of this, the word has found use within a host of crypto avenues. The Blockchain In depth The blockchain can be visualized as a decentralized system that consists […]
February 28, 2018

Genesis Trading Launches Crypto Lending Service for Investors

Genesis Global Capital will allow investors to borrow crypto in quantities of $100,000 or more for terms ranging from two weeks to six months.
February 28, 2018

Square: Murky Crypto Accounting Rules Pose Risk

In its most recent annual filing, Square explains how uncertainty surrounding accounting guidelines for cryptocurrency may affect its bottom line.
February 28, 2018

IOTA Threatens Researchers and Denies Critical Flaw – but Fixes it Anyway

Over the weekend, various high-level security researchers and academic cryptographers gave cryptocurrency project IOTA a failing grade – exposing a critical weakness and suggesting investors sell their coins while asking researchers to ignore or abandon the project. ‘Extremely Embarrassing’ The controversy began after a series of once-private emails from various IOTA team members and a group of external security researchers was leaked, putting on display the developers’ apathy and arrogance towards a critical flaw in IOTA’s foundation. First and foremost, Boston University Ethan Heilman discovered that IOTA’s in-house hash function, titled Curl, was broken. Heilman and other researchers from the Digital Currency Initiative published a report exposing the flaw — and the team at IOTA didn’t like that. If you want a postcard summary of why you should avoid the Iota project — with your brains and your money — […]
February 28, 2018

Rolecoin – a Groundbreaking Blockchain-Based Platform for Skill & Career Development, Announces ICO

RoleCoin, a revolutionary digital currency in the edtech space aimed to promote STEAM skills and career development globally announced its crowdsale starting April 15, 2018. RoleCoin will fuel the proof of progress economy in education through the STEAMRole app which connects students and young professionals worldwide with working Professional Role Models. The RoleCoin ICO public crowdsale will be conducted in 6 phases with aims to reach the CAP of 350,000,000 tokens in total. The company has already started the whitelisting process for the first phase of its ICO at Rolecoin.io. What’s Unique About RoleCoin? We have seen a number of ICOs before, but RoleCoin is unique because the company has some early launch partners like HP and unlike typical “whitepaper ICO’s” has a working app in private BETA that is set to launch not long after the ICO is completed. […]
February 28, 2018

Dragon Inc.’s DRG Token Not for High-Rollers Only

Another strategic partnership to integrate Dragon as a universally accepted utility token for the entertainment industry. (ASEAN – March 1, 2018) Dragon Inc., which is on track to drastically transform the high-stakes and the junket gambling marketplace through its Blockchain-based solution, announced an agreement with Dragonbet8. Dragonbet8, which is already partnered with traditional industry leaders such as Visa & Mastercard are now proud to accept and fully integrate Dragon Tokens (DRG) into its payment solution after its launch. This move by Dragon sees DRG tokens being not only used by high-rollers in casino junkets, but by the massive online gaming community as well. Paul Moynan Co-founder Dragon Inc. says: For us here at Dragon Inc the natural choice is to expand into online gaming and casinos such as the popular games DragonBet8 have on their platform. Dragon Inc itself is […]
February 28, 2018

The Lawsuit Plaguing Coincheck Just Got a Lot Worse

Things are not looking good for the Coincheck exchange. After suffering from a massive hack, the company now deals with multiple lawsuits. Things only continue to grow worse in this regard. The latest lawsuit is a joint effort by 132 customers of the Coincheck exchange. It has been a very rough start to 2018 for Coincheck. Things went from bad to worse when the company announced someone hacked their backend. With over $400m in losses, the company had to make a tough call. Thankfully, all investors have been reimbursed – or will be – by the company’s own funds. That doesn’t mean all of the problems are resolved, though. In fact, a growing number of users are dismayed over how the company handles things post-hack. Another Major Setback for Coincheck As such, there are now several lawsuits against the company […]
February 28, 2018

J.P. Morgan Sees Threat of Disruption By Cryptocurrency

In its latest 10-K filing, the financial services giant alluded to the possibility that it could be “disrupted” by cryptocurrencies.
February 28, 2018

What Is the MoonLite Project?

Cryptocurrency mining has always been an interesting endeavor, despite its expensive requirements. It seems the MoonLite Project aims to bring more positive attention to this industry. Whether or not they will be successful remains to be seen, as organizing an ICO for such a venture is a bit questionable. The MoonLite Project in a Nutshell On paper, the MoonLite Project is certainly intriguing. The team is focusing on bringing more mining support to various cryptocurrencies. More specifically, the group wants to set up mining data centers for Bitcoin, Dash, Litecoin, and Ethereum. All of these currencies can benefit from more mining support to further strengthen their individual networks. What makes this particular cryptocurrency mining venture even more interesting is that it aims to achieve all of this with 100% sustainable green energy. To be fair, we have seen other mining ventures focus on renewable energy as […]
February 28, 2018

Blockchain at the Service of Bloggers: Market Readies a New Format for Bloggers and Advertisers to Cooperate

Forbes recently published data showing that the ten highest-paid bloggers on YouTube collectively earned $127 million in a single year. The magazine analyzed the income of these opinion leaders from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017. Advertisers’ rising interest in the blogosphere has led to the appearance of powerful players on the market, offering their services as intermediaries with top bloggers worldwide. Thanks to their steep rise in popularity and strong audience loyalty, in the last two or three years blogs and YouTube channels have become one of the most promising platforms for placing native advertising. This has led to the appearance on the digital marketing segment of a new, rapidly growing field known as influencer marketing, which involves mutually beneficial collaboration between advertisers and Internet opinion leaders. Some forecasts have this market reaching $10 billion by 2020. No […]
February 28, 2018

SEC Provides Guidance For Employee Investment In Cryptocurrencies, ICOs

The US SEC’s Office of the Ethics Counsel recently issued a memo regarding staff investment in cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings.
February 28, 2018

Marshall Islands Plans To Launch National Cryptocurrency And ICO, Gov’t Officials Report

A national cryptocurrency and ICO are one vote away from reality for Marshall Islands. #NEWS
February 28, 2018

Bill Gates States Cryptocurrency “Has Caused Deaths in a Fairly Direct Way”

On Tuesday, Microsoft co-founder and avid philanthropist Bill Gates participated in an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) session on Reddit, where users of the site present questions on any topic for the billionaire to answer. Among questions of coding semantics and peanut butter sandwiches, one Redditor asked for Gates’ opinion on cryptocurrency. Redditor /u/Askur1337 asked Gates for his take on cryptocurrencies, to which Gates provided several sentences explaining why he has adopted an unsupportive approach to the recent craze. While many may assume that the technology magnate recognizes the massive potential of cryptocurrency, Gates takes a much more pragmatic view on the emerging tech.  Gates suggests that the primary use of cryptocurrency is anonymity, which hinders the government’s ability to monitor and prevent malicious activities, such as drug trafficking and terrorism. Gates goes on to state that cryptocurrencies have been responsible for a number of drug […]
February 28, 2018

Verifier Will Use Blockchain to Check and Confirm Any Data Without Your Involvement

Our time is one of distrust. A time when for each product there are thousands of scams aimed at deceiving users. According to the British report Annual Fraud Indicator, fraud causes massive damage to both private individuals and corporations. For example, in the UK individuals lost 140 billion pounds in 2017, while businesses lost about 40.4 billion pounds. For this reason, there are more stringent requirements for verification of data, requests, and documents. On one hand, this protects the user, but it also makes it much harder to undergo verification for those who, for whatever reason, cannot leave their homes. This is where the new project Verifier comes in. The general concept is that from anywhere in the world you can access services to verify your identity, receive products, check information, and perform other actions requiring a verified person. Verifier […]
February 28, 2018

eBay Seller Scams Customers by Emptying Purchased Paper Wallets

eBay Seller Scams Customers by Emptying Purchased Paper Wallets Paper wallets have always been considered to be a great solution for offline cryptocurrency storage. They are convenient and can be prepared in a few minutes. For some reason, people are still actively selling – and buying – pre-generated paper wallets on platforms such as eBay. It is… The post eBay Seller Scams Customers by Emptying Purchased Paper Wallets appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

Bitcoin and Solar Energy Fuel Investment in Japan: Expert Take

Japan has a strong appetite for cryptocurrency, largest hacks of exchanges. #EXPERT_TAKE
February 28, 2018

eBay Seller Scams Customers by Emptying Purchased Paper Wallets

Paper wallets have always been considered to be a great solution for offline cryptocurrency storage. They are convenient and can be prepared in a few minutes. For some reason, people are still actively selling – and buying – pre-generated paper wallets on platforms such as eBay. It is evident this is a disaster waiting to happen. Never Buy a Pre-Generated Paper Wallet In theory, there is nothing wrong with letting someone else create a paper wallet on one’s behalf. It is a pretty transparent process, yet it also involves a lot of risks. Given how the wallet’s private and public keys are clearly visible during this process, nothing prevents the person generating this wallet from storing a copy of this information. At some point, users of these pre-generated wallets may find their balances missing as a result. When looking at the eBay platform, it […]
February 28, 2018

UK Bank HSBC Might Soon Pilot Live Blockchain Payments

Executives from HSBC Bank revealed in a conference call this week they intend to pilot projects for blockchain-based transactions.
February 28, 2018

Meet the ‘Sovereign’: Marshall Islands Government to Issue Crypto Token

The tiny Republic of the Marshall Islands plans to sell a cryptocurrency, known as the Sovereign, to supplement the U.S. dollar as its legal tender.
February 28, 2018

Swedish Central Bank Doesn’t Want the Country to Become Cashless

Financial institutions all over the world would love to see entire countries go cashless. Without banknotes and coins to deal with, the banks will gain even more control. Sweden, a country where cashless has become the new normal, may soon get rid of notes and coins altogether. However, there is some opposition to this development as well. It is unclear what all this means for cryptocurrencies. It is a public secret Swedes do not like using cash. Neither bills, nor coins are all that popular in the country right now. For some people, this seems like a positive development. Others, such as the Swedish Central Bank, are concerned over this development. More specifically, it will threaten the current financial infrastructure and undermine the payment system. As such a push to improve cash use is direly needed. Sweden’s Cashless Preference is […]
February 28, 2018

STK Gets Listed on KuCoin!

KuCoin is extremely proud to announce yet another great project coming to our trading platform. STK is now available on KuCoin. Supported trading pairs including STK/BTC, STK/ETH. Please take note of the following schedule: 1. STK deposits and withdraw: 18:00 Feb 28, 2018 (UTC+8) 2. STK trading: 22:00 Feb 28, 2018 (UTC+8) STK Introduction The speed with which cryptocurrencies has entered the public consciousness over the past couple of years has been remarkable. In order to take the next step though, and gain widespread acceptance and use, the technology needs to be able to handle point of sales (POS) transactions. Once cryptocurrencies overcome the technical hurdles of settling some of the $22 trillion spent globally by consumers each year, their use will become ubiquitous. The major hurdle is one of time lag. The average confirmation time for a Bitcoin transaction […]
February 28, 2018

Two UAE Investors Learned Bitcoin Isn’t a Get Rich Quick Scheme

Two first-time cryptocurrency investors shared their stories with The National on Wednesday, which illustrate that Bitcoin indeed isn’t the get-rich-quick scheme many people mistakenly believe. ‘ … What I Made, I Then Lost’ First up is a Pakistani investor named Mohammed, who first invested in the Bitcoin market in December 2017. Mohammed told The National: I invested $10,000, made 30 percent and sold a week later. Then I put the whole $13,000 in again a few days later. Mohammed then took out his money when the steep correction began in January. By then, however, it was too late. He’d already lost the 30 percent he initially made. Not to be deterred, Mohammed took his chances on Bitcoin again after Chicago’s CME Group launched its Bitcoin futures contract in December. The results were not what he anticipated. Mohammed explained: I knew […]
February 28, 2018

Australian Tax Office To Track Down Bitcoin Tax Evaders

With a new investor identification framework to be set in place, AUSTRAC and the ATO are gearing up to scrutinize investors in crypto.
February 28, 2018

LitePay Postpones Litecoin Debit Card Plans Due to Issues with Card Issuer

LitePay Postpones Litecoin Debit Card Plans Due to Issues with Card Issuer Litecoin users were quite excited regarding the imminent launch of LitePay. This new service brings LTC to more consumers and retailers, and the associated payment card would have made it easier to spend cryptocurrencies as well. Unfortunately, this new service has been put on… The post LitePay Postpones Litecoin Debit Card Plans Due to Issues with Card Issuer appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

Dubai To Release Blockchain-Based System To Track Vehicle Lifecycles

Dubai Transport Authority has announced a future Blockchain initiative that will track the lifecycle of your vehicle. #NEWS
February 28, 2018

US Regulator CFTC Allows Staff To Trade Cryptocurrency, BTC Futures Remain Off Limits

CFTC employees may now trade crypto, but no investing in Bitcoin futures. #NEWS
February 28, 2018

LitePay Postpones Litecoin Debit Card Plans Due to Issues with Card Issuer

Litecoin users were quite excited regarding the imminent launch of LitePay. This new service brings LTC to more consumers and retailers, and the associated payment card would have made it easier to spend cryptocurrencies as well. Unfortunately, this new service has been put on hold indefinitely. A lot of people are disillusioned by this turn of events, which is only to be expected. LitePay Card Registration process Delayed Indefinitely Anyone who has been paying close attention to developments in the financial and cryptocurrency sectors is all too aware of ongoing payment card issues. More specifically, no company issuing payment cards has been too kind to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as of late. That in itself is not exactly surprising, as Visa and MasterCard have made it very clear they want no part of this ecosystem. This only became more apparent when Visa […]
February 28, 2018

Online Gambling Site Offers up to $4,000 in Total Casino Welcome Bonus

Nissi Online Casino is an online casino with a difference! Have you ever imagined a business who wants to offer money to its customer just because they want the customer to feel at home? Now you got one, and that is Nissicasino.com staking out a whopping $4000 in total welcome casino bonus to share your risk and give you more time to play and win. The casino game is about having more time on the board to give you more opportunity to win, but in a situation where your available fund can’t go any distance in the game of play, your chances are cut short with limited opportunity to win. Now, the game has changed and offering you generous deposit bonuses up to $4000 as a first-time player which gives you enormous chances of making a killing on the game. […]
February 28, 2018

Viewly Provides Details on its Upcoming Platform Extension

First-of-its kind extension will allow people to tip YouTube creators and recommend them into Viewly. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Viewly, a decentralized video platform that utilizes the blockchain, is providing new details on its upcoming Viewly demo and extension. Viewly disrupts the traditional ad-based model that exists for social video viewing. Its decentralized platform takes control away from third-parties like YouTube and Vimeo and puts it in the hands of creators. The platform utilizes a peer-to-peer network and smart contracts on the blockchain, so creators can utilize fan patronage, micro-payments, sponsorships, memberships, premium content and more to monetize their content. Viewly raised nearly $8 million in the private pre-sale portion of its ICO, and is now holding its public token sale. In the coming weeks Viewly will release a demo version of the platform, which will include a […]
February 28, 2018

PR: Education Ecosystem Announces Token Exchange Listings and Chance to Win Three Tesla Model S Cars

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. Education Ecosystem (LiveEdu) has announced that their Education token will be issued to crowdsale contributors and also listed on exchanges this week. CEO, Dr. Michael J. Garbade had this to say, “As ICO contributors know, due to legal restrictions we could not start work with centralized exchange listings until our ICO Round I was closed. This issue slowed us down but we have made progress with the help of our advisors. We have already closed deals with three exchanges where Education tokens will be listed, namely Bibox, Gate.io and Exchange 3. Exchange 3 will announce the […]
February 28, 2018

JP Morgan Chase Considers Cryptocurrencies as a Risk to its Business

JP Morgan Chase, one of the most important banks in the world and in the United States, has recognised that cryptocurrencies pose a risk to its businesses. The information has… Continue reading “JP Morgan Chase Considers Cryptocurrencies as a Risk to its Business” The post JP Morgan Chase Considers Cryptocurrencies as a Risk to its Business appeared first on .
February 28, 2018

Lithuanian Banking Group Warns Over Crypto Investments

A self-governing banking association in Lithuania just issued a warning to residents regarding the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies.
February 28, 2018

JPMorgan Says It May Have to ‘Adapt’ to Counter Crypto Adoption

JPMorgan Chase has become the third major banking institution to list cryptocurrencies as a possible risk factor for its business.
February 28, 2018

eticket4 Announces the Start of the Ico on March 5, First Investors Will Get 10% Bonus

Eticket4, an international p2p-marketplace for buying and selling tickets for sports, music, theater and other events to secondary market participants,  announces the start of the ICO on March 5. The first week of ICO will be able to buy tokens ET4 those investors who subscribed to the whitelist. In addition, anyone who enrolls in the whitelist before the start of the ICO gets a guaranteed 10% bonus. ICO will last until March 30. Soft cap – 100 ETH, hard cap – 13 800 ETH, the maximum number of ET4 tokens – 30 million. The price of the token is fixed and equal to 1/1000 ETH. Tokens can be bought for ETH and BTC. Under the terms of the smart contract, all unsold tokens will be burned after the completion of the ICO. By the way, this ICO received High Quality […]
February 28, 2018

Lawyers Discuss Challenges Posed by Cryptocurrencies During Divorce

Several lawyers have discussed some of the challenges that arise from cryptocurrency ownership during divorce. The anonymous nature of cryptocurrencies creates the possibility for spouses to accumulate wealth that is concealed from their partner. However, this often can lead to parties searching for “pots of gold” that don’t exist. Also Read: Israeli Supreme Court Forbids Bank From Denying Service to Bitcoin Exchange Cryptocurrency Holdings Complicate Divorce Proceedings Several lawyers specializing in divorce have shared some of the issues that are now arising during the judicial separation process as a consequence of cryptocurrencies. One of the major challenges posed by cryptocurrencies is the ability for an individual to hide assets from their partner, owing to the anonymizing qualities of cryptocurrency. Toby Yerburgh, the head of family law of Collyer Bristow in the UK, recently told media that “Often in a divorce one […]
February 28, 2018

10 World countries with the most vibrant ICO scene

10 World countries with the most vibrant ICO scene was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 28, 2018

SegWit Transactions in Bitcoin Hit 30% For First Time

SegWit usage on the Bitcoin network has hit 30% in a new all-time high sparked by uptake from major industry businesses and services. High-speed, Low-fee Bitcoin Emerges Citing data from cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Trezor, investor and commentator Alistair Milne noted the historic highs continue to come in tandem with an almost empty mempool, leading to rock-bottom Bitcoin transaction fees. SegWit usage continues to skyrocket, hitting 30% for the first time#bitcoin pic.twitter.com/OEexWND9ab — Alistair Milne (@alistairmilne) February 28, 2018 The size of unprocessed transaction fees making up the mempool had expanded and fallen in dramatic cycles over the past year, leading to significant variation on transaction fee requirements. On Wednesday, the recommended fee rate was 20 satoshis per byte according to Earn.com. That rate had previously been over 1000 satoshis. February Becomes SegWit’s Big Debut SegWit received a major boost […]
February 28, 2018

Jack Dorsey: Square Will Go Further With Bitcoin Than Buy/Sell Option

Square CEO Jack Dorsey says the company “is not stopping at buying and selling” Bitcoin, plans to develop further #NEWS
February 28, 2018

Report: Crypto Miners Bought 3 Million GPUs Last Year

More than 3 million graphics cards have been sold to cryptocurrency miners in 2017, with sales reaching $776 million, a new report revealed. According to a major manufacturer, prices of GPUs will continue to increase in 2018, despite expectations of decreasing demand in the mining sector.   Also read: AMD Increases GPU Production to Match Crypto Mining Demand Rising Mining Costs to Slow Down Demand Over three million Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have been sold to cryptocurrency miners last year, Jon Peddie Research announced in its latest report. The total sales of video cards have reached $776 million, according to the market research firm, which does not expect prices to go down in the near future. The study covers data from the top three producers of GPUs – AMD, Nvidia and Intel. Recently, Advanced Micro Devices acknowledged shortages of its […]
February 28, 2018

Coinbase: Bitcoin Buys And Sells ‘Intermittently Available’

Coinbase: Bitcoin Buys And Sells ‘Intermittently Available’ Crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase reported today at 1:53 a.m. PST, about five hours ago to press time, that Bitcoin (BTC) buys and sells are“intermittently available”. The notice on Coinbase’s status site states: “A recurring issue with one of our processes is causing Bitcoin buys and sells to become temporarily unavailable. Our… The post Coinbase: Bitcoin Buys And Sells ‘Intermittently Available’ appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

One Face, One ID: A Blockchain Solution to Secure Identity Management

Throughout history, identity authentication and verification has always remain a chief source of concern to many, and a full-blown nightmare to most. From physical impostors to virtual masqueraders by way of identity peddlers, pretending to be someone has been one of the most devastating crimes against humanity. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The internet has only had it worst. Who Am I? With over 95% of websites requiring one form of digital identity and authentication or the other in order to access their services, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the internet for Fort Knox. However, the truth is it’s often easier to breach these sites with readily available tools  than tying up your shoelaces. The internet is now home to over ¾ of the world’s population; shopping, talking, meeting, watching, listening, reading, writing, and relaxing like we always do […]
February 28, 2018

J.P Morgan Sees Crypto As ‘Competition’ And ‘Risk’ To Its Business In SEC Annual Report

J.P Morgan Sees Crypto As ‘Competition’ And ‘Risk’ To Its Business In SEC Annual Report J.P. Morgan Chase has added a segment on cryptocurrencies to the “Risk Factor”section of their 2017 annual report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC), filed yesterday, Feb. 27. The annual report mentions cryptocurrencies under the “Competition” subsection when describing how new competitors have emerged that… The post J.P Morgan Sees Crypto As ‘Competition’ And ‘Risk’ To Its Business In SEC Annual Report appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

What Is Request Network?

Combining the best of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and commerce has not been done on a large scale so far. Request Network is one of the projects designed to do so, although building a decentralized network for payment requests will not be easy. Now is a good time to see what this project is all about. The Request Network’s Mission It is evident there is an interesting opportunity ahead for blockchain companies looking at the e-commerce sector. Request Network is a decentralized network built on top of Ethereum which focuses on letting anyone request payments. There are no third parties involved, the project uses an immutable ledger, and it can support virtually any global currency in the world today. Moreover, the solution is built to be compatible with the Internet of Things, which is something to keep an eye on as well. […]
February 28, 2018

CFTC Gives Green Light for Employees to Trade Cryptocurrencies

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has given its staff permission to invest in cryptocurrencies, according to a report.
February 28, 2018

No Blockchain Is an Island

Blockchain governance is shaped by much more than protocol rules: the underlying internet rails, social norms, markets and laws all have an influence.
February 28, 2018

What Is Zcoin?

Even though Bitcoin will remain the world’s leading cryptocurrency for some time to come, there are a lot of competitors to take note of. Zcoin is one of the altcoins bringing more privacy to the cryptocurrency ecosystem as a whole. Its private financial transactions are enabled by the Zerocoin Protocol. What is ZCoin Exactly? On the surface, Zcoin attempts to solve Bitcoin’s privacy problem. Even though a lot of people think Bitcoin is anonymous, that is not the case whatsoever. More specifically, there is no anonymity or privacy involved with Bitcoin, but it remains to be seen if Zcoin can do a better job in this regard. At the same time, Zcoin needs to prevent double spending attacks, which is addressed by Bitcoin through its public ledger. How does ZCoin Work? There are quite a few aspects of Zcoin worth taking into account. First […]
February 28, 2018

Canadian Diamond Company Acquires a Blockchain Diamond Tracking Firm

All industries are testing blockchain technology in one or another way. And diamond mining companies are not left behind. A Canadian diamond mining company, Lucara Diamond Corp, has purchased a… Continue reading “Canadian Diamond Company Acquires a Blockchain Diamond Tracking Firm” The post Canadian Diamond Company Acquires a Blockchain Diamond Tracking Firm appeared first on .
February 28, 2018

New Blockchain-Based Platform to Collectively Build AI Apps

Accenture reports that artificial intelligence (AI) could become the fuel of economic growth at global scale. By 2035, companies may change the way work is performed with AI implementations. As a collection of technologies that can understand, act, and learn, AI-based apps can perform on their own when given the right data. Trained properly, they transcend and amplify labor, thereby promoting economic growth. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Although the impact of AI on emerging technologies is visible and may streamline labor productivity, only the largest companies afford the costs involved. Smaller players often do not have the capital to handle expensive datasets, which leaves them incapable of exploiting potentially innovative solutions. A viable alternative for data scientists and crowdworkers lies in the hands of Blockchain technology. Building AI apps on Blockchain Dbrain, a new project built on the […]
February 28, 2018

Coinbase: Bitcoin Buys And Sells ‘Intermittently Available’

Crypto exchange and wallet Coinbase reported today that BTC buys, sells are temporarily unavailable #NEWS
February 28, 2018

Malaysian Central Bank: ID Now Needed For Any Crypto Exchange Transaction

Trading crypto for fiat or crypto for crypto now needs ID in Malaysia. #NEWS
February 28, 2018

ETicket4 announces the start of the ICO on March 5, first investors will get 10% bonus

Eticket4, an international p2p-marketplace for buying and selling tickets for sports, music, theater and other events to secondary market participants,  announces the start of the ICO on March 5. The first week of ICO will be able to buy tokens ET4 those investors who subscribed to the whitelist. In addition, anyone who enrolls in the whitelist before the start of the ICO gets a guaranteed 10% bonus. ICO will last until March 30. Soft cap – 100 ETH, hard cap – 13 800 ETH, the maximum number of ET4 tokens – 30 million. The price of the token is fixed and equal to 1/1000 ETH. Tokens can be bought for ETH and BTC. Under the terms of the smart contract, all unsold tokens will be burned after the completion of the ICO. By the way, this ICO received High Quality […]
February 28, 2018

Exploring Stellar Lumens — Development Tutorial

Exploring Stellar Lumens — Development Tutorial was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 28, 2018

JPMorgan Says Competition from Cryptocurrencies Are a ‘Risk’ to its Business

JPMorgan Chase has, for the first time, acknowledged that cryptocurrencies are a ‘risk’ to its business as they present new forms of competition. The Wall Street bank released its annual report on Tuesday, in which it stated that digital currencies such as bitcoin and ethereum are a threat to its future, reports Fortune. The bank said: Both financial institutions and their non-banking competitors face the risk that payment processing and other services could be disrupted by technologies, such as cryptocurrencies, that require no intermediation. This news follows previous comments from the bank’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, who called bitcoin ‘a fraud’ and that it was ‘worth nothing’ last September. Since then, however, Dimon has said that he regretted calling bitcoin a fraud, claiming to ‘have a different opinion than other people,’ according to an interview with Fox Business at the beginning of […]