May 1, 2018

Nasdaq May Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange If Regulation Allows for It

Nasdaq has kept a very close eye on recent developments in the world of cryptocurrency. It seems the company is intent on launching its own cryptocurrency exchange in the future, although nothing has been set in stone just yet. It is quite interesting to see how financial entities are bringing cryptocurrency to the mainstream after many years of opposing Bitcoin and altcoins. What is Nasdaq Planning Exactly? It has become apparent that Nasdaq is rather open-minded when it comes to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The financial giant made a deal with Gemini earlier this month, allowing the exchange to use Nasdaq technology to monitor its markets and daily auctions. It is a positive development for both the exchange and Nasdaq alike. However, the financial giant is not done with cryptocurrency just yet. Its CEO has made it clear that the company is keeping a very close eye on how the world […]
May 1, 2018

Crypto Data Site CoinMarketCap Releases iOS Mobile App

CoinMarketCap, the most popular site for cryptocurrency price data, is celebrating its fifth birthday with an iOS app release.
May 1, 2018

Can PayFair Become a Contender in the OTC Trading Industry?

Over-the-counter Bitcoin trading has become a lot more popular over the past few months. By cutting out the middlemen and centralized exchanges, platforms such as LocalBitcoins are surging in popularity. It seems a new competitor may emerge very soon, as PayFair is scheduled to launch in the near future. This platform works similarly to LocalBitcoins, but seemingly requires no KYC procedure whatsoever. Can PayFair Make a Positive Impact? It is evident there is a growing demand to trade cryptocurrencies for fiat currencies without going through a centralized exchange. Although the latter option is still quite popular, not everyone wants to go through a KYC or AML procedure for smaller purchases of Bitcoin and altcoins. Additionally, exchanges support a limited number of payment methods, and using certain options can lead to annoying delays. Not all payment methods are created equal; that much […]
May 1, 2018

London-Based LBX Exchange Adds Bitcoin Cash to Its Offerings

London Block Exchange has listed Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) among its cryptocurrency offerings. The platform dedicated to the UK market now trades six cryptocurrencies against the GBP. LBX opened with OTC trades in November and promised to add multiple new coins in the future. The exchange also offers on-shore UK banking. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Adoption Continues: Crypto Cafebar, Gold Vendor, Concealed-Carry Clothing London Block Exchange Now Trades Six Cryptos London-based cryptocurrency exchange LBX has added support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) trading against the British pound. London Block Exchange claims to be the only UK crypto platform currently offering GBP pairing with BCH and ETC. It also provides its clients with on-shore banking services and access to the Faster Payments system. The multi-coin exchange dedicated to the UK market now lists six cryptocurrencies, […]
May 1, 2018

Australia’s Securities Regulator ‘Takes Action’ Against ‘Misleading’ ICOs

Australia’s Securities Regulator announces it is “taking action” against ICOs that engage in deceptive or “unlicensed” conduct #NEWS
May 1, 2018

OpenFinance Network to list SpiceVC token from Securitize

Securitize, a platform that enables security-token offerings (STOs), has entered into an agreement to streamline the listing of issuer tokens on the OpenFinance Network (OFN), a venture-backed platform for trading security tokens on the blockchain. OpenFinance Network to list SpiceVC token from Securitize
May 1, 2018

CFTC Chairman: Bitcoin Suited for ‘Long-Term Buy and Hold Strategy’

CFTC Chairman Christophe Giancarlo went on record, saying that Bitcoin, alongside a lot of other cryptocurrencies share elements of different asset classes, regardless of whether it’s a matter of long-term asset or means for payment. Christophe Giancarlo, currently a chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) shares his take on Bitcoin, saying that the world’s largest cryptocurrency is part currency, part security, and part digital coin. In what’s undoubtedly a positive sentiment towards Bitcoin, the chairman says that Bitcoin and a lot of its other virtual currency counterparts really have elements of all of the different asset classes, whether they’re meeting payment, whether it’s a long-term asset. Even though the executive doesn’t make a definitive statement, categorizing Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency, for that matter, as a certain asset class, he recognizes that they share common characteristics. Sharing […]
May 1, 2018

Iconic Tech Event from Silicon Valley is Coming to Europe in June 2018

Palo Alto, California, April 18, 2018 — Intellectsoft, global software development company with a focus on the latest tech, will co-host “Blockchain: Rethink Trust 2018” — a new, enterprise-grade conference on blockchain engineering that is a part of By the Bay event series, well-known in the Silicon Valley. The event will take place in Amsterdam at the historic venue Beurs van Berlage on Friday, June 29. The conference will challenge the traditional understanding of blockchain and corporate world, gathering top engineers, C-level executives, and blockchain enthusiasts. The event will cover topics like integration and adoption of blockchain across key industries, properties of blockchain protocols, distributed systems in Big Data, and have coding workshops on building Hyperledger and blockchain solutions. “Blockchain: Rethink Trust 2018” will be keynoted by executive leaders from IBM and ING and feature top tech talent from around the […]
May 1, 2018

DUCATUR system improves the work of freelance platforms

DUCATUR solutions allow to honestly and transparently resolve disputes which arise between the customer and the performer, if the work does not suite one of the parties. Freelance platforms become extremely popular nowadays. There are  quite similar to a marketplace, but the main good that is sold there is labor force. However, with the development of freelance the problem of conflict resolution between parties becomes bigger and bigger. DUCATUR framework helps to make the interaction of these parties  transparent and fair and reduces the time of conflict solution. The project claims that the only risk that you will run is enjoying working with DUCATUR too much. In cases when the work does not suit the client DUCATUR’s framework finds suitable experts and starts an arbitration process. The judges that resolve the dispute are selected through mathematical algorithms that analyze their […]
May 1, 2018

The Yodse project will launch a blockchain based ecosystem for direct connection of manufacturers and customers of industrial goods

Nowadays intermediaries are one of the economy problems. So, according to the most conservative estimates, their services costs 30-40% of the goods price. At the same time, in some manufacturing sectors their remuneration reaches from 100% to 300%. This percent is put down on the final buyer’s shoulders, who just doesn’t have the other choice if he really needs to buy new goods. The most interesting fact about intermediaries is that they won’t even improve the products, but just use the modern instruments of marketing and the product promotion through the various platforms, and sometimes just only transfer goods further along the chain. Why does it happen? It is possible to explain due to statistics. In 2016 about 60,3% of buyers used the Internet for obtaining information about goods while only 44,1% of manufacturers have used the Internet resource for […]
May 1, 2018

Ripple’s Enterprise Blockchain Network Adds a New Bank

Muscat-based financial management firm BankDhofar has become the first Oman bank to join RippleNet, a global enterprise blockchain network by Ripple.
May 1, 2018

An Invitation to CoinDesk’s Super-Secret ICO Pre-Launch Party*

What good is having immutable record-keeping and shared digital trust if you can’t kick it off with a rip-roaring banger? Amirite?
May 1, 2018

Iran’s Decision to Ban Banks from Dealing with Cryptocurrency Is Unwise

Iran, which was heavily affected by the sanctions imposed by the US on the country and its businesses in January, has banned the only alternative payment method that local businesses and individuals could use to bring money in and out of the nation. Why Did Iran Ban Cryptocurrency? On April 23, the central bank of Iran effectively banned local banks and financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrency businesses. “Banks and credit institutions and currency exchanges should avoid any sale or purchase of these currencies or taking any action to promote them,” Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (REFRL), the official circular of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran further emphasized that cryptocurrencies have the potential to be used by criminals and terrorists. The circular read: “All cryptocurrencies have the capacity to be turned into […]
May 1, 2018

Tap Project- The Next Evolution of Gaming

Since early on in the history of cryptocurrency, gaming has been a focus of many innovators and enthusiasts. However, many of the initial projects and approaches to crypto-integration have fallen flat, as the hurdles associated with crypto-gaming have yet to be overcome. However, a new, ambitious initiative, Tap Project, is poised to overcome these issues and pave the future of this emerging niche. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article As it stands now, games are largely independent from one another. That is, in game currencies, loot, or awards do not translate to any worth in other games. There are rare exceptions where there is some level of liquidity between games within a franchise, but even this is a special exception. Realistically, the value of one’s gameplay is confined to only that game. World of Warcraft gold cannot be used to […]
May 1, 2018

Paytomat Joins NEM As An Enterprise Member to Expedite Crypto Payments in Real Life

XEM tokens become available as a payment method across hundreds of point-of-sales integrated with the Paytomat solution, with more to come. April 30, 2018, Tallinn, Estonia and Kyiv, Ukraine – Paytomat, the decentralized payment solution for crypto, joins NEM as an enterprise member to drive cryptocurrencies mainstream adoption worldwide. To begin with, Paytomat now supports XEM tokens, in addition to LTC, DASH, WAVES, ETH, BCH, NANO, ZEN, DCR, XZC, and BTC. Paytomat is also exploring the possibility to utilize NEM blockchain architecture as a base for Paytomat, as well as adopting NEM’s Apostille blockchain system for notarization of the various legal documents. Speaking about this latest development, Paytomat CEO Yurii Olentir said: At Paytomat, we’re looking for a blockchain that has a fast confirmation times and low fees, stable full nodes, strong dev team, and a scalable infrastructure that can potentially […]
May 1, 2018

How Blockchain Tech Can Make eLearning More Effective and Secure

eLearning is big business. As technology permits us to run our lives from within our houses, it’s only logical that we should educate ourselves in our own little silos as well. After all, why go to class if you can bring the classroom to your home? Why have burned-out teachers stood in front of disengaged students staring at their smartphones, when they can be replaced by stimulating learning through technology? As of 2016, 93 percent of universities have made some kind of eLearning a requirement for their students. And when it comes to workplaces, by the end of last year, nearly a third of corporations had already started implementing online classrooms for their employees. And get this: the value of the global eLearning industry is expected to reach a staggering $275.10 billion by 2022. It’s not hard to see why […]
May 1, 2018

Bitcoin.com Fixes ‘Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin’ Narrative Amid Lawsuit Threat

Cryptocurrency news and information portal Bitcoin.com has changed its website content after over 1,000 people are looking to sue it for fraud. Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin Cash The lawsuit, which is being brought against the St. Kitts-registered company for its use of the terms ‘Bitcoin’ when referring to altcoin Bitcoin Cash, is in the final stages of accruing legal assistance before releasing details to members. The process has drawn attention to, among other issues, Bitcoin.com’s practice of referring to Bitcoin (BTC) as ‘Bitcoin Core’ and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and ‘Bitcoin.’ Users feel the website thus deliberately misleads them into buying BCH instead of BTC, the lawsuit’s Telegram group inundated with testimonials from those who unwittingly purchased BCH. Others, thinking they held BTC, sent their BCH funds to a BTC address, only to find that they had irretrievably lost their money. […]
May 1, 2018

ORS GROUP signs MoU with South Korean telecom operator to cooperate on Artificial Intelligence applications

Milan – May 1: ORS GROUP, the international Artificial Intelligence leader in software solutions, has today announced its Memorandum of Understanding with Sejong Telecom, a South Korean enterprise that provides telecommunications services. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The companies will work together to develop innovative solutions in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for various industries in South Korea, especially the telecommunications sector. ORS is a leading global supplier of cross-industry A.I. software solutions for optimizing and automating business processes. Their large international client base includes Fortune 2000 enterprises and spans industries like retail, energy, finance, telecom and manufacturing. For over 20 years the company has delivered sophisticated software using proprietary Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics algorithms, saving their clients over US$1 billion yearly. Sejong Telecom’s services include domestic and international calling, wireless internet, internet data […]
May 1, 2018

Bitcoin Green Drops Mining in Favor of Proof-of-Stake

Most people will readily agree the last thing we need is more versions of Bitcoin. As of right now, four different versions of Bitcoin are in the cryptocurrency top 100 by market cap. It now seems Bitcoin Green wants to make an impact in this regard as well. Rather than doing things the traditional manner, the team is intent on embracing the proof-of-stake model. It is evident Bitcoin Green will become a thing, whether people like it or not. This new version of the world’s leading cryptocurrency is all about proof-of-stake. While this new currency will still be decentralized, it aims to be more sustainable in the long run. With mining wasting so much electricity, it is only normal proof-of-stake makes a lot more sense to some people. Does Bitcoin Green Een Matter in the end? As of right now, […]
May 1, 2018

Six Alternatives to Telegram for Cryptocurrency Communities

Telegram is great…when it works. Unfortunately, the crypto world’s favorite messaging app is prone to periodically going down due to technical failures and what seems like repeated attempts by the Russian security services to meddle. Over-reliance on Telegram is a classic case of over-centralization. For cryptocurrency projects seeking a fallback alternative, the following options are worth a look. Also read: Japan’s SBI Unveils New Plans to Start an Exchange for Major Cryptocurrencies Telegram’s Centralized Tech Can’t Be Trusted Telegram CEO Pavel Durov embodies many of the qualities that cryptocurrency users espouse. In addition to being passionate about bitcoin, he’s defiant against governments that seek to backdoor or shut down his encrypted messaging app, refusing to be cowed. Durov is only one man though, and for political and technical reasons, his network is prone to sporadic outages. Pavel Durov might be trustworthy, […]
May 1, 2018

Stellar Price Maintains Positive Trend as Other Markets Start to Crumble

It will be quite interesting to see how all of the cryptocurrency markets will evolve in the near future. Although Bitcoin and most other top currencies are down a bit as of right now, the Stellar price is still going strong. Albeit the uptrend is pretty small, it seems this is the only top asset to effectively buck this bear trend. Stellar Price Remains in the Green Given all of the negative pressure across the cryptocurrency industry, it is all the more surprising to see the Stellar price remain in the green. While that is a positive development as of right now, it remains to be seen how long this momentum can remain in place. After all, there is nothing preventing the Stellar price from dropping below $0.4 right now, even though there appears to be some positive market momentum […]
May 1, 2018

Australia’s Securities Watchdog Moves to Halt ‘Deceptive’ ICOs

Yet another global regulator is speaking out about its attempts to fight fraud in the ICO market. This time, it’s Australia taking the lead.
May 1, 2018

CFTC Chairman: Bitcoin Is Best Suited for Long-Term Buy and Hold, Not Form of Payment

The chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has said that bitcoin has elements of all the different asset classes. Speaking to CNBC’s ‘Fast Money‘ yesterday from the annual Milken Conference in Los Angeles, Christopher Giancarlo, the chair of the CFTC, said that: Bitcoin and a lot of its other virtual currency counterparts really have elements of all of the different asset classes, whether they’re meeting payment, whether it’s a long-term asset. He went on to say that even though the market is subject to regulation, depending on the regulatory regime ‘it has different aspects of all of that.’ He also said that bitcoin has similar characteristics to gold, the difference being that the cryptocurrency is digital. Even though the number one cryptocurrency has only been around for nearly 10 years it has seen a lot of interest. So much […]
May 1, 2018

Trading Crypto Is Tough, but It Doesn’t Have to Be

Crypto trading is really picking up popularity. With a wave of new upcoming ICOs and coins, generally upward trends in coin prices, and a ton of hot publicity, it’s hard to ignore this new hobby. What’s more, the benefits can be enormous. Stories of Bitcoin millionaires and crypto success stories are everywhere, and it’s hard not to be tempted by these new possibilities to get rich overnight. In Q1 2018, there are estimated to be around 23.9 million Bitcoin wallet holders. That’s a big – and growing – group of people who see crypto trading as something worth being part of. Still, beyond all the glamour, the reality of trading cryptocurrency isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Doing this properly requires a lot of hard work and comes with a set of challenges that other types of trading avoid. There’s a […]
May 1, 2018

Another PayPal Co-Founder Is Embracing Blockchain’s ‘Seismic Shift’

Origin has hired Yu Pan, a co-founder of PayPal and the first employee at YouTube, to act as its Research and Development Engineer.
May 1, 2018

Coinbase Competitor Circle Adds Zcash to Crypto Investment App

Circle Invest is set to add Zcash to its cryptocurrency trading portfolio. Circle, the payments startup firm announced this in a blog post on April 30. Zcash becomes the sixth cryptocurrency in the Circle Invest trading catalog. Zcash Support The addition of Zcash is the first of many announcements scheduled for the next three weeks. Hello, Zcash . A new coin just joined the Circle Invest family, and it’s available for you to buy right now. Learn more here: https://t.co/pR0y6T1H2K — Circle Invest (@circleinvest) April 30, 2018 Circle invest traders can instantly purchase and trade of Zcash on the platform for as little as $1. There are no fees attached to the service, but spreads are about one percent. Commenting on the launch, Rachel Mayer, a senior product manager at the firm said that: Our mission for Circle Invest is […]
May 1, 2018

Buffett: Bitcoin Is More Gamble Than Investment

Buffett: Bitcoin Is More Gamble Than Investment “Oracle of Omaha” Warren Buffett, whose aphorisms and advice many investors take as gospel, has laid into bitcoin, saying it’s a gamble, not an investment. The Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO – and the world’s third-wealthiest person, according to Forbes – has long been skeptical of bitcoin. In his… The post Buffett: Bitcoin Is More Gamble Than Investment appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 1, 2018

UNICEF Australia Allows Users to Mine Cryptocurrencies and Donate the Earnings

Surprisingly, UNICEF Australia announced that users are able to give their computer’s processing power in order to mine virtual currencies and donate the earnings. These are great news for UNICEF… Continue reading “UNICEF Australia Allows Users to Mine Cryptocurrencies and Donate the Earnings” The post UNICEF Australia Allows Users to Mine Cryptocurrencies and Donate the Earnings appeared first on .
May 1, 2018

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: IOTA Ditched, Bitcoin Taking Over Popular Culture

From hit TV shows to viral ads, the bitcoin revolution is inspiring the creative minds who shape modern pop culture. Two recent examples come from HBO’s Silicon Valley and the Oscar Mayer meat company which created its own “bacon-backed cryptocurrency”. These stories and more are in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Binance to Invest $15 Million in Bermuda as Crypto Regulations Advance Bacoin Oscar Mayer, the meat brand owned by the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage conglomerate Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC), has announced it launched the “first-ever cryptocurrency backed by bacon.” Fans are invited to “mine” Bacoin by participating in a promotion and pump the value by shilling for it on social media. The company is known for its ads targeting kids, and this publicity stunt showcases how marketers are turning to cryptocurrency hype to tap into […]
May 1, 2018

Hong Kong Gov’t Report Says Bitcoin Poses ‘Medium-Low’ Risk In Financial Crime

According to a recent report by a Hong Kong financial regulator, cryptocurrencies are not popular among its citizens, and they have a low risk of being used in money laundering #NEWS
May 1, 2018

UNDP Partners With Crypto Startup on Solar Power Pilot

Individuals who purchase and lease out solar panels will earn bitcoin as payment under a new pilot program with a blockchain startup and the UN.
May 1, 2018

How to Fight the ASIC Mining Threat

Defending cryptocurrencies against the centralizing forces of ASIC mining chips requires more than coding fixes; human governance is also critical.
May 1, 2018

Bring Home the Bacoin? Oscar Mayer Debuts Crypto Campaign

Bring Home the Bacoin? Oscar Mayer Debuts Crypto Campaign It may sound like baloney, but American meat maker Oscar Mayer has entered the cryptocurrency space – sort of. The company announced on Monday the unveiling of “Bacoin,” which it is calling “the first-ever cryptocurrency backed by the gold standard of Oscar Mayer Bacon.” With the… The post Bring Home the Bacoin? Oscar Mayer Debuts Crypto Campaign appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 1, 2018

Crypto Markets Experience Slight Correction, But BTC Still Close To $9,000

Bitcoin dips below $9K today, altcoins follow suit, as the market sees a slight correction #NEWS
May 1, 2018

Blockchain Integration For Major Property Portals To Improve Efficiency and Trust When Closing Real Estate Deals

A Blockchain-powered platform wants to reduce anxiety and frustration for buyers and sellers by improving efficiency, transparency and trust in long-distance real estate transactions #SPONSORED
May 1, 2018

Can the Bitcoin Price Remain Above $9,000 Today?

With all cryptocurrencies suffering from a temporary setback as of right now, it will be interesting to see where the industry will go next. Although the Bitcoin price is on the decline as we speak, it seems things will only improve from here on out. As is usually the case with any temporary dip, the price action needs to be taken in stride first and foremost. Remaining above $9,000 will be the top priority for the Bitcoin price, but doing so may be challenging. What Comes Next for the Bitcoin Price? While most people are hoping for the Bitcoin price to surpass $19,000 later this year, it remains to be determined whether or not that can effectively be the case. The current momentum is still rather bullish, although there is a very good chance we will some setbacks along the […]
May 1, 2018

UNICEF Australia Introduces Crypto Mining Fundraising Program

UNICEF Australia has launched a cryptocurrency mining program to raise funds for its humanitarian activities. The aid organization is utilizing the computing power of website visitors to mine cryptocurrency. UNICEF is part of the UN but receives its funding from external charitable donations. Crypto Mining for Charity The Hopepage is the name of the initiative created by UNICEF Australia to raise funds for relief programs across the world. The project is a web-based cryptocurrency mining platform that utilizes a portion of the site visitor’s CPU to mine cryptocurrency. UNICEF Australia converts proceeds from the mining to fiat money. The funds are then used to procure relief materials, such as potable water, food, and vaccines. The program is currently supporting aid efforts for Rohingya refugees. Civil unrest in Myanmar has caused thousands of Rohingya refugees to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. Speaking […]
May 1, 2018

ASIC Resistance: Will Ethereum Join Monero Against the Mining Giant?

With mass miners production leading coins are joining ASIC resistance campaign #ANALYSIS
May 1, 2018

Japanese Regulator Confirms 8 Crypto Exchanges Want Out, 100 Want In

The Japanese financial regulator has confirmed that so far eight companies have expressed the intention to withdraw their applications to operate cryptocurrency exchanges. Meanwhile, about 100 more companies are seeking to enter the market. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space FSA Confirms Eight Want Out The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) held a study group to discuss the state of cryptocurrencies in Japan last week. Among observers of the meeting were representatives from the Bank of Japan, the Ministry of Justice, the Consumer Affairs Agency, and the Ministry of Finance. In addition, Taizen Okuyama, President of the newly formed self-regulatory organization and of foreign exchange platform provider Money Partners Group, was also present. The agency confirmed that eight “deemed dealers” intend to withdraw their applications to operate cryptocurrency exchanges. Under the Revised Fund Settlement law, deemed dealers […]
May 1, 2018

Online Research Marketplace Adds Blockchain Verification Service

Online research marketplace Scientist.com has launched a blockchain-based data verification platform for the biopharma industry.
May 1, 2018

Holdvest: Your Universal Gateway to the Crypto Markets

HOLDVEST, a novel blockchain-based investment platform that blends the best features of exchanges, brokerages, and instant trading apps, has announced its ICO, starting May 8, 2018. Developed around a liquidity aggregator that is securely linked to all major global crypto exchanges, as well as its own internal decentralized exchange, HOLDVEST serves as the user’s universal gateway to the crypto market, enabling them to gain the best price for their trades from a single portal. The Background With the proliferation of exchanges and the different currencies they list, it’s becoming ever more complicated to access the best crypto opportunities. Now, HOLDVEST has the perfect solution for the user difficulties and fragmented order books that plague altcoin trading. HOLDVEST is an all-in-one platform that provides a powerful but user-friendly gateway to the cryptocurrency markets, enabling anyone to access blockchain investment opportunities with […]
May 1, 2018

Circle Adds Zcash to Crypto Investment App

Circle Adds Zcash to Crypto Investment App Circle is adding the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash to its list of offerings for its investment app, the startup announced Monday. Users of the company’s Circle Invest platform can now purchase and invest the cryptocurrency, the company explained in a new blog post. The token joins bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum,… The post Circle Adds Zcash to Crypto Investment App appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 1, 2018

Powerful Forces Are Reshaping the Bitcoin Market

The cryptocurrency market is shifting into a higher gear as influential investors’ money is about to enter and play a key role in the cryptocurrency industry. Indeed, the growing interest of financial institutions in trading Bitcoin is transforming the cryptocurrency market. Meanwhile, experts are already debating whether retirement plan sponsors should include Bitcoin in 401(k) plans. Big Money Players are Replacing Retail Bitcoin Investors The theory that big financial institutions are reshaping the market is gathering steam. In an article entitled “Bitcoin frenzy settles down as big players muscle into market,” Reuters describes the changes occurring in the market, stating: The cryptocurrency landscape has indeed changed. Mom-and-pop investors who drove bitcoin’s skyrocket rise in 2017 have been pushed aside by government bans on trading, and replaced by cryptocurrency funds, wealthy individuals and established financial firms. According to the Reuter’s article, […]
May 1, 2018

Ethereum’s Dialogue Divide Is Slowing Answers to Its Toughest Questions

In the wake of new growth, developers working on the world’s second-largest blockchain are struggling to determine how best to gauge user sentiment.
May 1, 2018

Why Invest in NEO?

NEO is the first Chinese cryptocurrency to gain global acceptance, and as a result, has generated huge amounts of interest – both in terms of investment and media coverage. Created by Da Hongfei and his company Onchain, it was originally launched in 2014 as AntShares, but rebranded three years later and enjoyed a breakout year. In 2017, NEO became one of the top-10 cryptos in terms of market capitalization, with its value rising by thousands of percentage points. It reached a high of $187.41 per token in January 2018, according to global trading and investing platform eToro. What makes it so appealing to investors? There are obvious similarities between NEO and Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, behind Bitcoin. Both are more than just a crypto; they are projects that enable the creation of digital assets, smart contracts, and applications […]
May 1, 2018

Nauticus joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance in midst of ICO

Nauticus Blockchain, an Aussie registered cryptocurrency exchange and ecosystem including mining center, and ICO gateway today announced its membership in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. The Nauticas team has recently released the beta of its soon to launch exchange app. Nauticus joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance in midst of ICO
May 1, 2018

Bitcoin.org Once Again Boasts Fast Speed, Cheap Transactions

The Bitcoin.org website admins have reverted to the original 2010 website front page. This decision comes after months of controversy that the pull request on the website’s GitHub repository. The change now reflects the original description that includes “fast peer-to-peer” transactions and “fraud protection.” Bitcoin.org: How it all Began The story of the controversial decision to change the description on the website began in December 2017. Bitcoin was experiencing a spike in usage which led to high transaction fees. Many users became disenfranchised with the transaction delays that accompanied the massive charges. The bitcoin price increased during this period, going as high as $20,000 USD. By December 24, Bitcoin.org developers proposed an alteration of the website description to better mirror the current network situation at the time. The change involved removing taking away the “fast” from the “fast peer-to-peer transactions” […]
May 1, 2018

Taxis Take BCH, Stores Sell BTC in the Russian City of Rostov

Residents of Rostov, the Russian port city on the Don River, are enjoying a growing number of bitcoin-related services. Some crypto-savvy taxi drivers have started accepting Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and several BTC teller machines have been installed in supermarkets. All that happens while officials in Moscow are still mulling over the legislation needed to regulate cryptocurrencies. Also read: Russians Owe 13% Tax on Their Crypto Incomes Taxis Taking Bitcoin Cash Taxi drivers in Rostov on Don are obviously among those Russians who don’t want to wait for a permission to take advantage of the opportunities offered by cryptocurrencies. A youngster recently shared on a local social media channel a picture proving that taxi rides in the Southern Russian city can now be paid with cryptocurrency. The photo published on the Vkontakte page “Rostov Glavniy” shows a sticker on a car’s […]
May 1, 2018

CFTC Chairman On Crypto Regulation: ‘I Don’t See It Being Resolved Anytime Soon’

CFTC chairman claims that implementation of comprehensive legislation toward Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at a federal level will take time #NEWS
May 1, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Breaks Key Support

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Breaks Key Support Key Points Bitcoin cash price struggled to move above the $1,500 resistance and moved down against the US Dollar. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at $1,400 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Breaks Key Support appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 1, 2018

Mobile Pay Service Square Shares Fall After Stock Commentator Slams Bitcoin Strategy

Payment service Square shares dropped almost 4 percent after Citron Research called their Bitcoin strategy “nonsense” in a tweet Monday afternoon #NEWS
May 1, 2018

European Commission To Fight Fake News With Power Of Blockchain

The European Commission considers blockchain technology as a tool to combat disinformation online #NEWS
May 1, 2018

Saudi Arabian Communications Ministry Hosts ‘Blockchain Bootcamp’ With ConsenSys

Saudi Arabia’s communications ministry hosted a blockchain ‘bootcamp’ with ConsenSys last week #NEWS
May 1, 2018

Can Courts Order Forks in Digital Currencies?

In a recent class action lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of New York, Brola v. Nano f/k/a RaiBlocks et al., a fork is the exact relief sought by the plaintiff. Plaintiff Brola, a Nano (formerly RaiBlocks) investor, alleges securities violations and fraudulent representations by Nano and it founders arising from the $170 million in […] The post Can Courts Order Forks in Digital Currencies? appeared first on Blockchain Beach | Blockchain News and Events.
May 1, 2018

University College London Cuts Ties With IOTA, Cites ‘Support For Open Security Research’

University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies has dissolved its ties with the IOTA Foundation amid controversy, affirming its support of “open security research” #NEWS
May 1, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, TRON, EOS: Price Analysis, April 30

Tron is in the game! Check what other cryptos are up to #PRICE_ANALYSIS
May 1, 2018

Indian Exchange Postpones Repaying Stolen Bitcoins – No Permission From Authorities

India’s cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has announced that it cannot repay customers their stolen bitcoins at this time. The exchange claims that while investigations are underway, permissions are needed from the authorities to start the claims process which it has not yet received. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Repayment Delayed Indian exchange Coinsecure has updated users regarding the disbursement of funds due to stolen bitcoins. The exchange previously confirmed that 438.31859715 BTC were stolen on April 8, worth approximately Rs 20 crore or US$3,067,220. The exchange revealed on April 21 that it had started working on the claims process. “We are hoping that by the following weekend [April 28-29], we should get started and you should be able to submit your claims withdrawals requests.” However, that deadline has passed and the exchange is now saying “there has […]
May 1, 2018

AI Powered Exchange Rate Forecaster Cryptics Launches MVP

Cryptics, a company developing a platform for AI-based cryptocurrency exchange rate forecasting, has announced the release of its minimum viable product (MVP), which is to become available on April 30th. An earlier version of the platform’s MVP is also accessible at the project’s website. Available therein, aside from the projected chart of exchange ratios, it is an overall assessment of the prediction accuracy for each of the currency pairs. Cryptics will act as a blockchain-based aggregator for cryptocurrency exchange rates feeding real-time market data to an AI module powered by neural networks. Notably, the project’s founders say, the entire system will not use any human involvement thus making it one of the first fully independent and autonomous solutions for this kind of service. The MVP will feature daily and hourly forecasts, with automatic trading algorithms becoming available later. Users will be […]
May 1, 2018

Can Blockchain and FinTech help protect yourself against hackers who are trying to steal your…

Can Blockchain and FinTech help protect yourself against hackers who are trying to steal your Cryptocurrency? Can Blockchain and FinTech help protect yourself against hackers who are trying to steal your… was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 1, 2018

9 Reasons ICOs Will Die Out

The purpose of this article is to present the case for why ICOs will be abandoned in the coming years. Some of our previous articles covered other areas of crypto investing. You can read those here: Rebalancing is the Crypto Promised Land 10 Tips for Creating a Killer Cryptocurrency Portfolio The simple backtest for rebalancing a crypto portfolio How to Avoid Scams with these 24 Cryptocurrency Red Flags Portfolio Rebalancing for Cryptocurrency Over the last year, ICOs have ramped up to absurd proportions. While they appear to not be going away, I believe there will be triggers in the near future that will push them out. There are good reasons to believe that the ICO we think of today won’t be around for much longer. https://medium.com/media/b97c1b2d1827c7006a48c6ffb121f0bb/href 1. Overpriced Valuations Years ago, when I started seeing ICOs come around for the first time, they were […]
May 1, 2018

Waltonchain’s Bigger Picture: OBOR

How Waltonchain Will Revolutionize Intercontinental Trade and Cooperation Via IoT Technology In the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Waltonchain’s Bigger Picture: OBOR was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 1, 2018

Bitcoin Price Analysis: $10K, Are We There Yet?

Will Bitcoin bore traders with a second day of sideways trading or are we bracing for the long-awaited breakout over $10k? Market Overview Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have ascended at a steady pace over the last 3 weeks and it appears that Bitcoin has developed an impressive immunity against the usual correction triggers of tax selling, regulatory fears, exchange hacks and other FUD that have plagued crypto-markets since Q1 2018. In fact, at the moment there appears that positive cryptocurrency stories outweigh the negatives. On April 25th BTC CME futures recorded the highest volume of futures contracts ever and it’s clear that investors are beginning to direct their attention and money back towards cryptocurrencies. BTC racked up a 30% gain during the month of April. In general, cryptocurrencies are increasing in value with numerous coins performing well and since the […]
May 1, 2018

Binance to Invest $15 Million in Bermuda as Crypto Regulations Advance

While some governments say they see the potential future benefits of a local cryptocurrency hub, more proactive jurisdictions are already reaping the rewards. The latest example comes from Bermuda, which is rapidly advancing its receptive crypto regulations and strengthening the local economy.   Also Read: Hong Kong Alcohol Company Buys 51% of Bitcoin Miner for $60 Million Binance Brings Jobs, Education and Investment The Premier of Bermuda, Edward David Burt, announced on Friday his government’s new partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Under the signed agreement, the company is to establish a Global Compliance Centre in the country creating forty jobs. Binance will also invest $10 million in education for local residents, and $5 million in Bermuda-based blockchain companies. While far from Binance’s Asian roots, Bermuda is an ideal choice for a global compliance department. The official language is English, it […]
May 1, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin? Lawsuits Won’t Stop the Fight Over Bitcoin’s Name

Roger Ver’s decision to call bitcoin cash “bitcoin” has dredged up a byzantine debate on how exactly the software should be defined and by whom.
May 1, 2018

Japan Could Pressure Exchanges to Drop Monero & Dash: Reports

A Japanese regulatory working group focussing on cryptocurrencies has suggested exchanges should not be “allowed” to trade certain altcoins including Dash and Monero. FSA Suggests Altcoin Squeeze As Forbes reports citing a meeting of the group, which consists of industry experts organized by Japan’s regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the anonymity options such altcoins present could be grounds to banish them from the country’s burgeoning exchange sector. “It should be seriously discussed as to whether any registered cryptocurrency exchange should be allowed to use such currencies,” an unnamed member said April 10. Japan is pressing ahead with cryptocurrency exchange licensing after a cleanout of prospective applicants following Coincheck’s $530 million hack in January. Some exchanges closed due to not being able to comply with requirements, while others were sanctioned due to insufficient security policies. While major corporations are nonetheless […]
April 30, 2018

Introducing Bacoin, the new Porky Crypto from Oscar Mayer

Oscar Mayer, the famous bacon brand has created a new cryptocurrency called bacoin. The company made the announcement on April 30, introducing the new coin.  Bacoin: The First Ever Bacon-backed Crypto Bacoin is a promotional campaign cryptocurrency that is backed by real Oscar Mayer bacon. According to the company, the coin is as volatile as other cryptocurrencies. Commenting on the launch, Matt Riezman, brand manager at Oscar Mayer said that: Oscar Mayer is the gold standard of bacon because of our dedication to hand-selecting the best cuts and then naturally sugar-curing and naturally hardwood-smoking our bacon. Add to that our proven expertise in the bacon-tech space, [and] Bacoin is poised to deliciously revolutionize the cryptocurrency market. The company partnered with Mcgarrybowen, a digital advertising firm to develop the campaign. Keith Sizzle, the famous “tech prophet” is a spokesperson for the […]
April 30, 2018

No ‘Macrocritical’ Risks From Cryptocurrency, Says IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) isn’t terribly worried about the financial stability risks posed by cryptocurrencies. Nonetheless, the organization expressed limited concerns about leveraged trading of cryptocurrencies, the integration of crypto-assets into mainstream financial products, and the cross-border character of these digital assets.
April 30, 2018

ANZ and IBM Build Blockchain Solution for Insurance

ANZ and IBM Build Blockchain Solution for Insurance The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has announced a blockchain solution aimed to improve efficiency in the insurance industry. Working with tech giant IBM and financial services firm Suncorp New Zealand, ANZ is building a blockchain-based platform aimed to ease the transfer of data and… The post ANZ and IBM Build Blockchain Solution for Insurance appeared first on Altcoin Today.
April 30, 2018

Iran Continues to Develop State Cryptocurrency Despite Central Bank Ban

Iran has been developing its own cryptocurrency, a project which has yielded an experimental local crypto, despite the country’s central bank banning banks from dealing with cryptocurrencies. Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Minister has shed light on the project, commented on its alleged use to evade sanctions, and clarified the central bank’s action. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Iran’s Crypto Project Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi. Iran’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Minister, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, revealed on Saturday that “Iran has developed an experimental local cryptocurrency,” Reuters reported him saying. “Last week, at a joint meeting to review the progress of the (local cryptocurrency) project, it was announced that the experimental model was ready.” His statement follows the ban by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), prohibiting banks and financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrencies such as […]
April 30, 2018

Circle Invest cryptocurrency app adds support for ZCash (ZEC)

Following in the footsteps of Exodus and other cryptocurrency wallet apps, today Circle Invest, a crypto wallet app from Circle Internet Financial Limited added support for Zcash (ZEC). Circle Invest cryptocurrency app adds support for ZCash (ZEC)