February 28, 2018

Here Are the Top 6 Sex-Themed Cryptocurrencies

Since the mid-2000’s, the sex industry has turned into one of the most profitable markets in the world. To put things into perspective, the porn industry currently rakes in a staggering US$97 billion annually, which is more money than the MLB, NBA, and NFL combined. Also, with the advent of the blockchain, the sex industry is now experiencing a makeover with many content creators now favoring a decentralized business model to distribute their videos, films, pictures, etc. Problems faced by the adult industry With there being so much free pornography available on the internet today, it is very difficult for many adult content providers to earn money for their creations. In addition, the issue of piracy is heavily prevalent within this domain, as most adult material tends to get duplicated and make the rounds on various websites quite quickly. Despite the […]
February 28, 2018

So Why Did Goldman Sachs-Backed Circle Really Buy Poloniex?

Goldman Sachs-backed startup Circle made waves earlier this week when it acquired cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. A couple of experts share their thoughts on the implications for the soon-to-be first compliant US crypto exchange and its customers. Most Crypto Exchanges ‘Over-Regulate Themselves’ As the dust settles on Circle’s acquisition of Poloniex, U.S. regulators are keeping a close eye on KYC/AML compliance of cryptocurrency exchanges. Joseph Weinberg, OECD Think Tank Special Advisor and Chairman of Shyft, a blockchain protocol that will create a new standard for the KYC/AML mandates, shared his comments with Bitcoinist. He states: Most crypto exchanges that are processing fiat to crypto transactions are very compliant and, in some cases, even more so than banks. It all really depends on jurisdictions and the compliance policies given by countries to crypto exchanges. He continued: For crypto exchanges, the challenge lies […]
February 28, 2018

Digital Currency Group Welcomes Bitcoin-Friendly Bank to the ‘DCG Family’

This week the ‘bitcoin-friendly’ financial institution Silvergate Bank sold 9.5 million shares that raised a sum of $114Mn USD during the common stock sale. Some of the capital injection was provided by the venture capital firm Digital Currency Group who welcomed Silvergate Bank into the company’s growing list of partners and subsidiaries. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten ‘Bitcoin-Friendly’ Bank Raises $114 Million in Private Placement Silvergate Bank is a financial institution that has bolstered bitcoin-based companies for quite some time. Silvergate was known for providing banking services to crypto-startups when other banks refused to work with those types of companies. According to the company, the bank has a relationship with fifteen cryptocurrency-focused businesses, and in April of last year, Silvergate collaborated with the blockchain surveillance company Elliptic. Moreover, back in 2014 the president and CEO […]
February 28, 2018

ANU #4 — App Store Foundation and MWC Coverage

ANU #4 — App Store Foundation and MWC Coverage was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 28, 2018

Can MARK.SPACE lead to a boom in the virtual property market?

Can virtual cities of the future give rise to a Virtual Reality (VR) real estate market? Imagine owning virtual property that can give appreciation in value just as real world property gives today. This property could be of any type business, residential, retail or even community based. The uses of the property would be similar to that of real world property where people would walk through a business for example, browse products and services and make purchases. The purchases would be real and would have real world implications. So for example if a person purchases a pair of sneakers in a virtual store after he tries it on, these sneakers would be delivered to their home after they make payment. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article MARK.SPACE have capitalised on this concept and are creating whole cities divided into districts, […]
February 28, 2018

SimpleFX – a crypto-friendly Forex broker review

SimpleFX is one of the leading trading CFDs brokers who have been successfully combining Forex as well as cryptocurrencies. Their secret is simple: right from the company’s inception in 2014 it was built by both seasoned Forex traders and crypto enthusiasts. This enabled the team to bring the best of both worlds to one platform. They have also been listening to their customers all along, going the extra mile to meet their current needs and anticipate the future ones. This paid off not only in the quickly growing client base: their efforts were recognized during the Cryptocurrency World Expo, where SimpleFX was awarded the Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platform 2017. When it comes to the company’s offer, the cryptocurrencies community enjoys the thirteen cryptocurrency pairs and five deposit cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Dash. They also appreciate a […]
February 28, 2018

Banking Group SBI Delays Crypto Exchange Launch

The launch of Japan’s first bank-backed cryptocurrency exchange has again been postponed as it seeks to strengthen security measures.
February 28, 2018

Class Actions Mount as Coincheck Lingers Over Crypto Heist Refunds

Japanese exchange Coincheck is facing another class action lawsuit demanding cryptocurrency refunds and compensation for hack losses.
February 28, 2018

Bill Gates Says Crypto Has Caused Deaths in a Fairly Direct Way

One of the world’s most affluent persons, Bill Gates, appears to have bought in to the rhetoric of popular media and government law enforcement accounts. Recently, Mr. Gates and his wife submitted to a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA), and Mr. Gates’ gave some unusual views on cryptocurrency.   Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny Zuck Bill Gates Was Once Pro Crypto The popular social media billboard platform, Reddit, is famous for its innovative feature, Ask-Me-Anything (AMA). It’s a freewheeling, open (mostly) question and response thread placing constituents or fans in near direct contact with the connected, famous, powerful. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, 62, for close to a quarter century has occupied the title of Forbes‘ richest person in the world. Estimates in the many tens of billions float about Mr. Gates, as he’s since retired from active corporate and software development […]
February 28, 2018

OTPPAY – The Next World Class Cryptocurrency Exchange

  One of the biggest problems that the cryptocurrency industry is facing right now is converting crypto to FIAT. That’s one of the most known issues and it affects traders as well as businesses. It’s hard to sell a product for cryptocurrency when the market is so volatile. Given this fact, your business may have to suffer in case of a market crash. This is the problem that OTPPAY wants to solve by creating a world class crypto exchange platform where converting cryptocurrency to FIAT would be easier than anywhere. OTPPAY thrives to bridge the gap between Crypto to Fiat. Their main focus is to take the crypto to the common people day to day life. Moreover, their protocol will address the Transactions Per Second (TPS) & Cost Per Second (CPS) through value equalisation techniques and smart swapping procedures OTPPAY […]
February 28, 2018

British Man in Amsterdam Allegedly Laundered €11.5m in Bitcoin Drug Money

A UK man living in Amsterdam is facing up to five years in prison for allegedly helping people by exchanging fiat cash for bitcoin which was used to buy drugs. He supposedly started by growing cannabis himself but soon found the bitcoin business to be more profitable by itself.   Also Read: US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval Academy Amsterdam Bitcoin Mule The Dutch Public Prosecutor has demanded that the court give a 38-year-old British man five years in prison for allegedly laundering about €11.5 million in bitcoin between 2014 and 2016. This money is suspected as originating from illegal drugs deals and the trade of other prohibited goods on dark web marketplaces, the Public Prosecutor said on Wednesday. According to the allegations, the man living in Amsterdam profited by taking bitcoins from his clients and exchanging […]
February 28, 2018

Malaysian Police Arrest Gang of Bitcoin Mining Equipment Thieves

Police in Malaysia have arrested 9 individuals that were involved in the theft of Bitcoin mining machines, amounting to over $250,000 USD. Those that engage in the world of cryptocurrency have increasingly become the targets of criminals. The usual case of criminal mischief is of a person buying or selling virtual currency being robbed of the cash they’re carrying. Now it appears that Bitcoin mining equipment is no longer safe. Police in Malaysia have just arrested 9 people who were involved in the organized stealing of such equipment. A Lot of Machines Stolen Malaysian police say that they received 5 separate reports of stolen Bitcoin mining equipment recently. The thefts occurred from January 17th through February 16th in Serdang. The scale of the thefts is pretty impressive. A total of 153 mining machines and power supply units (PSU) were stolen, […]
February 28, 2018

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

J.P. Morgan sees cryptocurrency as a potential threat to its business, according to its annual SEC report. #NEWS
February 28, 2018

Porsche Starts Working with Blockchain Technology After Volkswagen

Different car producers are starting to use blockchain technology in the vehicles they are producing. Now, Porsche is testing Ethereum-based blockchain technology in collaboration with a start-up known as XAIN.… Continue reading “Porsche Starts Working with Blockchain Technology After Volkswagen” The post Porsche Starts Working with Blockchain Technology After Volkswagen appeared first on .
February 28, 2018

Iran Announces That It’s Working on Its Own Cryptocurrency

As the cryptocurrency market continues to grow in popularity, we’re seeing the blockchain being used in more and more ways. From cryptocurrency to smart contracts to CryptoKitties, the implications of this technology are growing quickly. Interestingly enough, we’re also watching as some countries get into the crypto space. In fact, Iran recently announced that it will be launching a cryptocurrency of its own, following recent news of Venezuela doing the same. Today, we’ll talk about the announcement, what Iran and Venezuela have in common, and whether or not we’re likely to see more national cryptocurrencies being created by government entities. Iran Will Likely Launch A Cryptocurrency Soon According to various reports, Iran is currently thinking about coming up with its own national cryptocurrency. The news comes after the minister of Iran’s Ministry of Information, Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, tweeted the following […]
February 28, 2018

Malaysia’s Central Bank Issues New Policy for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Bank Negara Malaysia has announced new policies for cryptocurrency exchanges which have gone into effect today. In an announcement, the central bank said that its ‘Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Policy for Digital Currencies’ was issued after receiving feedback from a public consultation. According to the notice, it aims to: …ensure that effective measures are in place against money laundering and terrorism financing risks associated with the use of digital currencies and to increase the transparency of digital currency activities in Malaysia. This move by the bank comes after months of public consultation on the issue in December. Feedback was received from representatives of existing cryptocurrency exchanges, industry associations, law firms, financial institutions, academia as well as interested individuals. The feedback mainly focused on the obligations imposed by digital currency exchanges, in addition to businesses providing intermediary services involving […]
February 28, 2018

US City Plans to Sell Tokenized Bonds in ‘Initial Community Offering’

Confronted with big federal funding reductions, Berkeley, California, is turning to crypto token-based funding for services like affordable housing.
February 28, 2018

Bitcoin Brushes $11K as Bull Case Strengthens

Having tested $11,000 this morning, bitcoin could close the month on a positive note, chart analysis indicates.
February 28, 2018

5 Things to Know About Crypto, Courtesy of Rapper Nipsey Hussle

50 Cent may not be a Bitcoin millionaire after all, but Ermias Asghedom — better known by his rap moniker Nipsey Hussle — certainly knows what’s good with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The rapper from Los Angeles invested in Bitcoin back in 2013 and owns an ownership stake in Amsterdam-based crypto company Follow Coin. Last month, Asghedom shared his wisdom with XXL. Here’s what you need to know. Mainstream Adoption Is on the Way If you think cryptocurrencies are valuable now — with Bitcoin currently pushing $10K at press time — just wait until digital currencies receive mainstream adoption. According to Nipsey Hussle, that’s when things will really take off. He told XXL: But imagine when you can pay for Starbucks with cryptocurrency, when you could checkout on Amazon with your cryptocurrency. What will that do to the value and the confidence of […]
February 28, 2018

Swiss Stock Exchange Chairman Advocates National Cryptocurrency

The chairman of Switzerland’s stock exchange, Romeo Lacher, has spoken in favor of developing a Swiss national cryptocurrency. Mr. Lacher suggested that the proposed “e-franc” would provide a boost to the Swiss economy, in addition to comprising a payment system offering benefits over traditional systems. Also Read: Chinese Entrepreneur Warns Against Mining and ICO Bans  Swiss Stock Exchange Head Advocates Development of “E-Franc” Robert Lacher, the head of Switzerland’s stock exchange, has spoken in favor of the development of a Swiss national cryptocurrency backed by the country’s central bank. Mr. Lacher stated his belief that “there would be a lot of upsides” to developing a state-administered cryptocurrency, adding that the stock exchange “would be strongly supportive” of any initiative in favor of such. “An e-franc under the control of the central bank would create a lot of synergies — so it […]
February 28, 2018

Why Bitcoin is the Purest Form of Money to Date. A History of Money.

Why Bitcoin is the Purest Form of Money to Date. A History of Money. was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 28, 2018

Embattled Rabobank Unveils ‘Cryptocurrency Wallet’ in a Major U-Turn

The Dutch bank, which was fined $369 million for money laundering after calling Bitcoin “risky,” now plans to offer a cryptocurrency wallet. Rabobank: Store You Crypto With ‘Trusted’ Bank Hosts In what would represent a curious U-turn in its perspective on Bitcoin, Rabobank has launched a dedicated website for a project called “Rabobit.” Part of its internal kickstarter program dubbed “Moonshot,” the “integrated cryptocurrency wallet” offers customers the chance to “store your cryptocurrencies in a wallet hosted by a trusted party and within the secure online banking environment.” Rabobank hit the headlines earlier this month after its California unit pleaded guilty to involvement in laundering Mexican drug money. Prosecutors fined it almost $370 million. At the same time, the bank’s operations back home had begun refusing service to cryptocurrency businesses over what it decided were “compliance risks.” Wallet Awaits ‘Official […]
February 28, 2018

Forking Today: Bittrex’ Stance on Bitcoin Private Angers Zclassic Bagholders

In less than six hours, zclassic will fork to create bitcoin private, a new privacy-oriented coin that uses zk-snarks to obfuscate transactions. Holders of bitcoin and zclassic will both be eligible to receive bitcoin private (BTCP) on a 1:1 basis. There’s just one problem: 93% of all zlcassic (ZCL) is on Bittrex exchange, which until today had neglected to pass comment on whether it would support the fork. As the price of ZCL has dropped sharply, bagholders have expressed their anger at Bittrex’ slowness to act. Also read: Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin More Anonymous Bitcoin Private Angers the Public Bitcoin private has been a long time coming, with the fork of zclassic announced back in December of last year. Since then, traders have been steadily accumulating ZCL, causing its price to rise from $4 in early December to […]
February 28, 2018

PR: Brahma OS Is the Decentralized Value Operating System Based on Revolutionary Blockchain Technology

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. SINGAPORE – The advent of blockchain technology is provoking a revolution of the Internet of Value. In the blockchain world, Ethereum, NEO, EOS and other blockchain-based computing platforms exploit land to run applications. On this land, a variety of application chain of different functions spring up, for example: Rebo network for cross-border payment, CVC with the function of authentication and Distributed File System IPFS. However, in the world of the blockchain, there is a lack of infrastructure with multiple functions which offer a variety of decentralized services. Brahma OS aims to fill that void. What […]
February 28, 2018

OmiseGO Price Surpasses $20 as Positive Momentum Grows More Solid

A lot of things are happening across the cryptocurrency markets as of right now. Even though most of the top cryptocurrencies are suffering from small losses in the past few hours, others are bucking the trend successfully. One of the currencies a lot of people are interested in is OmiseGO. More specifically, the OmiseGO price is surging as of right now, as it has surpassed the $20 mark once again. OmiseGO Price Surges Ahead Nicely Similar to most other cryptocurrencies and digital assets, the year 2018 has been a mixed bag for OmiseGO so far. After last year’s insane gains – which pushed the OmiseGO price all the way to nearly $26, things have fallen apart in the early weeks of 2018. More specifically, we have seen the OmiseGO price drop down all the way to $8.12 in quick succession, […]
February 28, 2018

Scammers Are Ruining Crypto Twitter and Twitter Is to Blame

You’ve heard of the scheme, seen the tweets, and been smart enough not to send cryptocurrency in the promise of receiving more back. The Twitter crypto scam, in which fraudsters impersonate the accounts of exchanges and influencers, is as simple as it is pernicious. While the odds of anyone falling for these scams is remote, they’re spoiling crypto Twitter for everyone – and Twitter is to blame. Also read: If You’ve Been Scammed Out of Cryptocurrency It’s Probably Your Fault Did You Hear the One About the Special Giveaway? “Big news from the Poloniex team today!” tweeted the U.S. exchange on Monday, announcing its acquisition by Circle. The first response to the tweet was as predictable as it was pitiful: “We аre joining Circle! To commemorаte, we’re giving аwаy 2000 ЕТΗ,” wrote “Palooniex”. “To pаrticipаte, senԁ 0.3-3 ЕТΗ to our аԁԁress […]
February 28, 2018

What is Circle X? Crypto Exchange Will Be More Than Coinbase Challenger

Circle’s big plans for crypto exchange Poloniex after acquisition include bringing cryptocurrencies and tokens of all kinds under one roof.
February 28, 2018

Craig “Satoshi” Wright Sued for Billions

Forget the debate about whether bitcoin is a store of value or a currency. What everyone can agree upon is that it is a store of drama. And where there is drama in bitcoin over the last couple of years, Australian computer guru Craig Wright is often in the thick of it. Filed on Valentine’s Day and released yesterday, Mr. Wright is being sued for upwards of 5 billion dollars by the estate of his former business partner, now deceased David Kleiman. At issue are hundreds of thousands of bitcoin, business relationships, integrity, and the still-going suspicion Mr. Wright might be Satoshi Nakamoto. Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny Zuck Craig Wright Is Sued for Billions $5,118,266,427.50 USD is a big number, and it’s the amount plaintiff Ira Kleiman claims is owed the estate of David Kleiman, his brother, […]
February 28, 2018

Six Hot Altcoins for Your Portfolio This Year

While Bitcoin still grabs the headlines, savvy investors know that the real value these days is in altcoins. But with so many to choose from, making an informed decision can be hard. Here are some of the best coins for investors looking to buy into real blockchain utilities rather than follow the herd into the most famous names.  Steem The Steem coin (STEEM) is the backbone of Steemit, a blockchain social media platform for users to generate and curate content. Steem has created a voting system which rewards authors and curators, and steem dollars are pegged to the real thing. The platform has already paid out over $22m for quality content and gets over 200,000 monthly posts which can be rewarded with its Smart Media Tokens (SMT) Why it’s set to rise in 2018 With “fake news” such a hot […]
February 28, 2018

Buy HKY Tokens and Win up to 10K NGC (NAGA TOKENS=1$) for Free!

Hicky’s partners at NAGA have generously donated another 20,000 NGC (worth approximately $20,000!) to help boost the Hicky Project so Hicky is passing that on to their investors in three rounds. NAGA proofed to deliver outstanding results and that is why Hicky team is proud to integrate the NAGA Coin in the Hicky universe. You will be able to use the NAGA Coin in Hicky App and the HKY Token will be integrated in the NAGA ecosystem. A win for both companies. How does it work? First Rallye February 26th — March 4th What to win: 1st place: 5 000 NGC 2nd place: 2 000 NGC 3rd place: 1 500 NGC 4th place: 1 000 NGC 5th place: 500 NGC Conditions: Register your account at https://join.hicky.io/register Share your individual referral link to your friends Your referrals have to contribute at least 0.5 […]
February 28, 2018

Twitter Scammers Use Verified Accounts to Trick Crypto Holders

Scammers hoping to steal cryptocurrency are hacking verified Twitter accounts to swindle users.
February 28, 2018

If You’re A Game Developer, You’re Going To Love This Blockchain Platform

If You’re A Game Developer, You’re Going To Love This Blockchain Platform was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 28, 2018

Bitcoin — Separating Money and State

Bitcoin — Separating Money and State was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 28, 2018

Most Current Projects Will Disappear in 5 Years, Says ‘Godfather of Ethereum’

‘Godfather of Ethereum’ and founder of æternity, Yanislav Malahov, tells Bitcoinist why his startup chose to set up shop in the tiny country of Liechtenstein, which countries blockchain companies must stay away from, and why he believes most current cryptocurrency projects will fail in the next 5 years.  Yanislav Malahov: Liechtenstein Regulators ‘Very Open’ to Blockchain The sixth smallest country in the world, Liechtenstein, has become one of the most appealing destinations in the world for startups in the cryptocurrency space. Following a chance meeting at a tax conference, Malahov spoke at length with the Principality’s Prince Michael about the region’s regulatory frameworks and openness toward technological innovation, a conversation that spurred the establishment of his latest project, æternity, in the country and the founding of the ‘House of Blockchain’ that includes everything from developers to legal. Bitcoinist: What is your field […]
February 28, 2018

Bitcoin ATMs Thriving in Michigan’s Most Populous City

Low-income areas in the city of Detroit are seeing a bunch of cryptocurrency-based automated teller machines (ATM). According to local reports, ATMs are popping up in great number in liquor stores, gas stations, and cash-checking locations. Also read: Bitwala Launching Full-Fledged Crypto-Friendly Banking Service with Debit Card Detroit Michigan Sees a Crypto-ATM Invasion Detroit is a well known industrial city and Michigan’s most populous city. However, the region has been dealing with a tumultuous economy and the city residents have been suffering from financial hardships for years. That hasn’t stopped a large influx of bitcoin ATMs from being installed in the city as Detroit now has over 29 machines. The regional newspaper the Detroit News reveals that most of these devices reside in areas with a shortage of banks and low-income housing areas like Inkster, Highland Park, Taylor, Hamtramck, and Pontiac. […]
February 28, 2018

Stop video fraud – PROVER on timestamp with blockchain

When you need proofs, now even video content taped as evidence cannot be considered as authenticated source of information. Video content could be easily edited, or confronted with changes to damage one’s reputation, or sophisticate the judgement process. What do we have now? The market growth with video content. Either to be live stories on Instagram or Snapchat, through caught videos of bloggers, to evidential source, video industry is developing more and more for at least 100 years. Films, scenery, short meter footage, some words to subscribers, availability helps this industry to grow exponentially. Nowadays you just need a camera, basic editing skills (even with a smartphone) and a thousand of subs to become a video content creator. What is meant by creator – the holder of intellectual property of video creation, which should be secured and authenticated using modern technology. […]
February 28, 2018

Full version mobile apps for crypto exchange COBINHOOD released

Today, recently launched cryptocurrency exchange COBINHOOD announced they are launching live full versions of the COBINHOOD mobile applications for Apple and Android devices with complete trading capabilities. While the mobile versions of the COBINHOOD… Full version mobile apps for crypto exchange COBINHOOD released was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 28, 2018

$35 Million Refund? Developer Appeals Ethereum for Hard Fork Hack Reversal

An early ethereum developer is speaking out about why he feels a platform-wide software upgrade should be used to help him recover lost funds.
February 28, 2018

Customer ID Now Required for Crypto Exchange Purchases in Malaysia

Malaysia’s central bank is now requiring domestic crypto exchanges to comply with anti-money laundering and know-your-customer mandates.
February 28, 2018

Blockchain-powered Ad Exchange AdEx Launches Beta Release

On February 26, 2018, right in line with the milestones laid out in their roadmap, AdEx launched the beta release of its blockchain-based advertising platform. Improvements in the release include an accessible UI for publishers to list their ad inventory on the platform and advertisers to bid for the listed ad slots and submit their ads. The platform’s core is an Ethereum-based advertising marketplace that has already been tested out in the real sector. In late 2017, AdEx formed a partnership with global travel media provider Ink and conducted world’s first blockchain-driven ad auction, selling 1 million advertising spaces on airline boarding passes. The project has chosen simplicity and accessibility over the extraneous bells and whistles offered by other projects attempting to break into blockchain-driven advertising. The AdEx team has developed its second generation of smart contracts, allowing bids to […]
February 28, 2018

How Budbo Plans to Legitimize and Revolutionize the Cannabis Industry

Blockchain technology is already showing its massive potential to reinvent any number of global industries — the cannabis industry not excluded. Budbo, an Ethereum powered blockchain application, is set to revolutionize the cannabis industry by not only making business easier, safer and more efficient, but also by legitimizing the industry as a whole. Legitimizing the Cannabis Industry Harnessing the power of the blockchain, Budbo looks to add a significant layer of security and transparency to the cannabis industry — two crucial components that have hindered the cannabis industry from becoming a legitimate medicinal enterprise in the eyes of the general public. Budbo’s application, utilizing the agility of the industry-leading Ethereum blockchain, will deliver working modular code and provide a sandbox environment — minimizing development time, infrastructure and investment. Budbo’s blockchain application also operates on the cloud and is compatible with […]
February 28, 2018

Play Live Roulette at Nissi Online Casino

Live casino games are getting increasingly prominent. Truth be told, this kind of web-based gaming has truly caught the imagination of most players and manages to pass on that real casino feeling to your web-based playing. How does live roulette online function, why is it so mainstream, and what do you have to consider to win? Live Roulette Online Live casino gaming is a method of diverting the excitement of live casino games to wherever you might be, utilizing any specialized gadget like a cell phone, tablet, laptop or whatever other PC that can be snared to the Internet. What’s more, with regards to live roulette online this particularly implies offering a live transmission of roulette games operated by a genuine, human dealer. A live dealer spins the wheel, and place your wagers utilizing your own gadget. All wagers are […]
February 28, 2018

CoinDash Recovers Another 20,000 Ether in Stolen ICO Funds

CoinDash Recovers Another 20,000 Ether in Stolen ICO Funds The world of cryptocurrency is full of surprises. Some of these surprises work out quite well, whereas others seemingly make no sense. After getting hacked in 2017, the CoinDash ICO team has received a second “reimbursement” from their attacker without further explanation. THE COINDASH ICO SAGA CONTINUES… The post CoinDash Recovers Another 20,000 Ether in Stolen ICO Funds appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Holding Uptrend Support

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Holding Uptrend Support Key Highlights ETH price gained bullish momentum recently and it was able to move above $865 against the US Dollar. There is a connecting bullish trend line forming with support at $862 on the hourly chart (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair may continue to move… The post Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Holding Uptrend Support appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

Louisiana Attorney General Fires Employees Over Cryptocurrency Mining

Jeff Landry, Louisiana’s Attorney General, has opened a criminal investigation into the IT department of his own office. According to law enforcement officials, the investigation comes amid allegations of former staffers using state resources to mine Bitcoin. Landry’s office didn’t acknowledge the overhaul within its IT division for months, a move that resulted in the former director and a half-dozen employees being let go. No charges have been filed as of yet, but Landry confirmed that the investigation is still ongoing. According to The Advocate, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation questioned staffers after authorities allegedly uncovered hardware they believed could be used to mine Bitcoin in September of last year, a process that draws an enormous amount of power and sophisticated computers. It has not been revealed what equipment raised a flag to authorities, but law enforcement officials were concerned the computer […]
February 28, 2018

Trump Administration Working on ‘Comprehensive Strategy’ for Crypto

Trump Administration Working on ‘Comprehensive Strategy’ for Crypto The deputy attorney general of the U.S. said Tuesday that the government is working on a “comprehensive strategy” around cryptocurrencies. Rod Rosenstein spoke at the Financial Services Roundtable’s spring conference this week and, during a question-and-answer session, he was asked about his views on cryptocurrency and cybercrime. Amid his… The post Trump Administration Working on ‘Comprehensive Strategy’ for Crypto appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – Can BCH/USD Hold Uptrend?

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – Can BCH/USD Hold Uptrend? Key Points Bitcoin cash price is struggling to break the $1,280-90 resistance area against the US Dollar. There is a short-term connecting bullish trend line forming with support at $1,220 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from SimpleFX). The pair must stay above… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – Can BCH/USD Hold Uptrend? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/28/2018 – Aiming Higher From Here

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/28/2018 – Aiming Higher From Here Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price looks ready to resume its climb as it forms a new uptrend channel on the 4-hour chart. Price is also forming an inverse head and shoulders on this same time frame. Applying the Fib extension tool on the latest pullback… The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/28/2018 – Aiming Higher From Here appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

Europol: Hardcore Criminals Are Shifting From Bitcoin to Monero, Zcash and Dash

A multitude of representatives of law enforcement agencies from around the world have talked about the use of bitcoin by criminal elements, sometimes revealing ignorance about cryptocurrencies in the process. Now it appears that Europol at least is trying to go deeper, learning about various altcoins and how they can be used too. Also Read: Israeli Supreme Court Forbids Bank From Denying Service to Bitcoin Exchange Criminals Go Alt The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), formerly known as the European Police Office and Drugs Unit, is concerned that sophisticated criminals are switching to alternative cryptocurrencies while investigators are just focusing on bitcoin. Monero, zcash and dash are specifically mentioned as now appearing on the radar of the EU law agency. Jarek Jacubchek, a Europol cyber-crime analyst, told Business Insider: “We can see a quite obvious and distinct […]
February 28, 2018

LTCUSD Technical Analysis for 02/28/2018 – Reversal Pattern in Sight!

LTCUSD is forming an inverse head and shoulders pattern on its 4-hour time frame to signal that a reversal might be underway. Price has yet to break past the neckline around $260 to confirm the potential climb, though. The 100 SMA has just crossed above the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the upside. In other words, the uptrend is more likely to resume than to reverse. The short-term moving average is holding as dynamic support as well. Stochastic has been moving lower but is pulling up to show that buyers are ready to regain control. RSI is already moving north to confirm that buying pressure is present. The reversal pattern spans around $150 so the resulting uptrend could be of the same size. However, dollar demand surged in the latest US session […]
February 28, 2018

Malaysia: Nine Arrested Over Bitcoin Miner Theft

Malaysia: Nine Arrested Over Bitcoin Miner Theft A criminal gang have been arrested in connection with the theft of cryptocurrency mining equipment in Malaysia. The group of nine are thought to have stolen at least 58 machines. Criminals Tried to Sell Equipment via Social Media The theft occurred in the town of Seri Kembangan, formerly Serdang… The post Malaysia: Nine Arrested Over Bitcoin Miner Theft appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

CoinDash Recovers Another 20,000 Ether in Stolen ICO Funds

CoinDash Recovers Another 20,000 Ether in Stolen ICO Funds The world of cryptocurrency is full of surprises. Some of these surprises work out quite well, whereas others seemingly make no sense. After getting hacked in 2017, the CoinDash ICO team has received a second “reimbursement” from their attacker without further explanation. THE COINDASH ICO SAGA CONTINUES… The post CoinDash Recovers Another 20,000 Ether in Stolen ICO Funds appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

Bill Gates, “Cryptocurrencies… Caused Deaths In a Fairly Direct Way” In Reddit AMA, Community Reacts

During an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, Bill Gates says cryptocurrencies are “a rare technology that has caused deaths in a fairly direct way”, makes waves in community. #NEWS
February 28, 2018

Bill Gates’ ‘Nonsense’ Crypto Comments Draw Twitter Ire

Bill Gates’ ‘Nonsense’ Crypto Comments Draw Twitter Ire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates took aim at cryptocurrencies during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session Tuesday – much to the ire of some social-media commentators. Responding to a question about cryptocurrencies, the world’s second-richest man said the ability of governments to track money laundering or terrorist funds “is a good… The post Bill Gates’ ‘Nonsense’ Crypto Comments Draw Twitter Ire appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

Chinese Universities Are Pursuing Blockchain Patents

Chinese Universities Are Pursuing Blockchain Patents Several top-tier public universities in China are stepping up their efforts to patent some of the blockchain applications they have been developing. New data published on Feb. 23 and Feb. 16 by China State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) highlights the efforts by institutions such as Zhejiang University, Shenzhen University… The post Chinese Universities Are Pursuing Blockchain Patents appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 28, 2018

35 Countries, EU and FATF Agree to Revise Global Cryptocurrency Standards

Thirty-five countries and the European Commission have asked the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), responsible for setting global anti-money laundering (AML) policies, to revise its standards relating to cryptocurrencies. The organization promised to present its revised AML countermeasures for cryptocurrencies at the upcoming G20 meeting of finance ministers. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten 35 Nations and EU Want Better Crypto AML Policies At the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris, held between February 18 and 23, members representing 35 countries and two organizations “urged the global body to improve the understanding of money laundering risks relating to cryptocurrencies,” Yonhap reported. Established in 1989, the FATF is an inter-governmental body whose objectives are to set standards and promote effective implementation of measures to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other related threats, its website describes. […]
February 28, 2018

Public IPFS Node behind NGINX Reverse Proxy & How-to communicate with it

Public IPFS Node behind NGINX Reverse Proxy & How-to communicate with it was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 28, 2018

FATF Plenary Meeting Seeks To Improve Understanding Of Virtual Currency Risks

This past week, the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering gathered for a plenary meeting. Unsurprisingly, virtual currency was part of the conversation.
February 28, 2018

Poloniex Cryptocurrency Exchange Purchased By Goldman Sachs-Backed Circle

Poloniex users are in for a changing of the guard since the cryptocurrency exchange is now under new ownership.
February 28, 2018

Hacker Returns $17m Worth of Stolen Ethereum

In a shocking turn of events, an anonymous hacker has once again returned stolen ETH tokens to CoinDash – a tool aiming to help users manage, track, analyze, and “get a bird’s eye view” of their crypto assets. In July 2017, CoinDash lost millions of dollars worth of Ethereum almost immediately upon launching its initial coin offering (ICO). After the devastating loss, CoinDash promised to compensate investors with the equivalent amount of CoinDash tokens, while stating: This was a damaging event to both our contributors and our company but it is surely not the end of our project. Shockingly, one alleged hacker apparently had a change of heart and returned 10,000 ETH to CoinDash in September 2017 – but this would not be the last of the unexpected returns. On February 23 – only days before the company’s official product launch […]
February 28, 2018

Trump Administration Working on ‘Comprehensive Strategy’ for Crypto

A senior U.S. official said Tuesday that the government is looking into creating a “comprehensive strategy” around cryptocurrencies.
February 28, 2018

AirPod – Transforming the Travel and Napping Industries

Have you ever been in an airport, train station or shopping center and thought to yourself, “I could really go for a nap right about now?” Soon, you’ll be able to do just that, and more, thanks to AirPod — a revolutionary new space to temporarily call your own. Privacy in Public The AirPod Sleeping Pod is a private capsule-like unit designed to be installed in public spaces – such as airports, hotels, train & bus stations, and shopping centers – and is the perfect solution for people looking to take a nap, get some work done, or just chill out in private, without having to leave whichever public setting they find themselves in. Equipped with cutting-edge technology – including WiFi, touch-screen monitors, air conditioning, sound reduction technology, privacy blinds, smart glass, mood lighting and anti-stress programs – individuals can accomplish […]
February 27, 2018

Crypto Market Slightly Grows, Some Altcoins In The Red

Crypto market continues a slight but stable growing trend, Bitcoin is now trading at $10,812. #NEWS
February 27, 2018

Where & How to buy NCASH (Nucleus Vision)

Comprehensive guide on understanding what is Nucleus Vision, It’s token, purpose and how to buy NCASH token from Binance. Where & How to buy NCASH (Nucleus Vision) was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 27, 2018

Rapper 50 Cent Denies He Is Bitcoin Millionaire At Bankruptcy Court

50 Cent admits he never owned any Bitcoin, but did not deny the press reports due to a “favorable image”. #NEWS
February 27, 2018

Go Help Fund – Making Our World a Better Place to Live

Go Help Fund provides a faster and smarter way to donate and raise funds, allowing to facilitate change far more effectively. We live in a time when the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II that have serious impacts at national, regional and international levels – Poverty, natural disasters, violation of human rights, terrorism. There is an increase in frequency, complexity, and severity of natural and man-made disasters globally. Given humanitarian needs far outstrips funding for life-saving aid, fundraising is becoming an increasingly important issue. According to statistics, 3.2% increase in charitable giving is expected this year, compared to 2017. It is a highly controversial question whether or not traditional payment methods are still effective in helping the international community to respond to violations immediately. Creators of Go Help Fund designed the solution, […]
February 27, 2018

Goldman Sachs Exec: Central Bank Cryptos Could Be ‘Incredibly Useful’

A Goldman Sachs exec believes that cryptocurrencies – at least those that might one day be created by central banks – could be “incredibly useful.”
February 27, 2018

The Telegram ICO: What We Know (And Don’t) About 2018’s Biggest Token Sale

Encrypted chat app Telegram hasn’t formally announced an initial coin offering, but that isn’t stopping a flurry of information about the deal.
February 27, 2018

Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten plans to launch its own cryptocurrency to encourage loyalty services globally. #NEWS
February 27, 2018

What the Repeal of Net Neutrality Could Mean for Your Money

In December 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai lead a vote to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. With the vote officially published last week, both proponents and opponents are strengthening their positions before the new rules go into effect in April 2018 (60 days from being published). Brian Forde, a former advisor for President Obama, is […] The post What the Repeal of Net Neutrality Could Mean for Your Money appeared first on Blockchain Beach | Blockchain News and Events.