February 8, 2018

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Start Forming a Well Defined Uptrend

Cryptocurrency markets are starting to slowly inch back upwards after many digital assets lost roughly 40-70 percent of the values they held two months ago. Bitcoin core markets (BTC/USD) reached a low of $5,920 this past Monday, but as the weekend approaches the price has regained strength hovering around $8,250-8,450. Moreover, the price of bitcoin cash (BCH) has jumped considerably, gaining over 23 percent today with an added $1.4Bn worth of trade volume combined to the intraday. Also Read: China Censors Cryptocurrency Ads on Search Engines and Social Media Is the Bear Market Over? Some individuals speculate the bearish cryptocurrency dumps that plagued markets for six weeks seem to be over. Most digital assets saw some excellent percentage gains yesterday on February 8, but during overnight trading sessions there were some considerable highs and lows. Currently, average BTC/USD prices are holding […]
February 8, 2018

Japanese Regulators to Increase Crypto Exchange Inspections

Japanese Regulators to Increase Crypto Exchange Inspections Japan’s financial watchdog is reportedly planning to conduct more on-site inspections of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges. According to a report from Japan’s Nikkei, the country’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is looking to inspect several more cryptocurrency exchanges in the country starting as soon as this week, following its visits to… The post Japanese Regulators to Increase Crypto Exchange Inspections appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 8, 2018

Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Has Potential To Grow At Least 30-fold In 10 To 20 Years

Winklevoss twins argued that the criticisms of Bitcoin are “just a failure of imagination”, claiming that Bitcoin will cost as much as 40 times its current value. #NEWS
February 8, 2018

Understanding Decentralized Exchanges

Understanding Decentralized Exchanges was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 8, 2018

Physical Bitcoin Mining Hardware Store Bitmart Opens in South Africa

Bitcoin might be magical internet money, but it has a very physical side in the form of the mining equipment needed to maintain the network. And if you’re someone that doesn’t like to leave an online trail or use a credit card for all your purchases, nothing beats a store IRL. That’s why bitcoin hardware stores are popping up all over the world, and now miners in South Africa too can just walk into a shop, pay on the spot and get their rigs to go. Also Read: NFL Superstars Like to Talk About Bitcoin Just Like the Rest of Us Bitcoin Market South Africa Bitmart, a supplier of bitcoin mining hardware from South Africa, has recently announced the official opening of its first retail store. Besides ASICs, GPU miners, and other relevant hardware and software components, the store will […]
February 8, 2018

Even the best smart contracts won’t put lawyers out of work anytime soon

If anything, they provide more opportunities for lawyers like me. Even the best smart contracts won’t put lawyers out of work anytime soon was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 8, 2018

A Platform Intends to Become the Only Application You Need For Crypto Trading

A new one-stop-shop to trade, invest and explore new coins #SPONSORED
February 8, 2018

What Is Nebulas?

Nebulas is, by far, one of the most ambitious blockchain projects in existence today. Although it is completely based on incentives, its team aims to make their blockchain “evolve on its own accord”. Moreover, they want to provide a decentralized search framework which is capable of scouring all other blockchains in existence. One could say that Nebulas aims to become the Google for blockchain technology, but it remains to be seen if that is just a pipe dream. What is Nebulas all About? Any blockchain project will eventually bring competition to established networks. In the case of Nebulas, it will become a search platform for other blockchains, as well as a solution that focuses on upgradeable smart contracts. Although most people associate smart contracts with Ethereum, there is growing competition in this area. Especially when it comes to upgrading smart contracts, Ethereum […]
February 8, 2018

Connecticut Lawmaker Pitches Crypto Transaction Fee in New Bill

A Connecticut representative has introduced a bill that would mandate a fee to transact with cryptocurrency in the state.
February 8, 2018

Bitfinex’s Biggest Critic Is Back on Twitter

The Twitter account belonging to Bitfinex’ed was briefly suspended amid a long-running controversy over the crypto exchange and related token tether.
February 8, 2018

What Is DENT Cryptocurrency?

We have seen dozens of new projects in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency over the years. Surprisingly, very few aim to combine blockchain and digital assets with mobile data. DENT proves to be rather different in this regard, as it aims to create an open marketplace to sell and buy mobile data. As such, the DENT cryptocurrency is of great interest to people all over the world. What is DENT Trying to Achieve? Tokenizing mobile data on a global scale will not be an easy feat. Trading this tokenized data in a peer-to-peer fashion is even more challenging. So far, DENT has shown that its product works, with an iOS app having been released in several countries already. Its Android counterpart is slated for release in February, although no specific date has been communicated so far. The company also has solid partnerships with some of […]
February 8, 2018

Venezuela Found Foreign Investors for Petro Cryptocurrency Pre-Sale Starting This Month

Venezuela says it has found a number of foreign investors for the pre-sale of its “oil-backed” national cryptocurrency, the petro. Starting this month, Venezuela is expected to pay companies from Brazil, Poland, Dinamarca, Honduras, Norway, Vietnam, and other nations for food and medicine imports with the petro. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Prepping for Petro Pre-Sale Venezuela is preparing for the sale of its “oil-backed” cryptocurrency, the petro. A total of 100 million coins will be issued in total, 82.4 million of which will be offered to the market in two stages: a private pre-sale and an initial coin offering (ICO). The pre-sale starts on February 20 at 8:30 am Venezuela time (-04:00 UTC), where 38.4 million petro ERC-20 tokens will be placed for sale. The petro whitepaper explains: During the process, degressive discounts […]
February 8, 2018

Persona: How to Create a Super Secure, Single Sign-on to the Digital World

Most people believe they are fortified with cyber defenses against cyber hackers, but the statistics tell a very different story. Hacking incidents increased by 40 percent in 2016 over 2015. In most cases, a cyber defense consists of anti-virus and malware protection software on computers and mobile devices. But most major hacking events take place on third party systems, such as social media site Yahoo or financial information provider Equifax. In other words, “digital citizens are woefully unprotected”. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Hacking vulnerabilities reach far beyond your computer and are rapidly expanding through “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. Consider the healthcare market. This year, as part of the digitization of health monitoring, the health statistics of tens of millions of people will be transmitted by IoT devices through a myriad of technologies. Health devices stream your health […]
February 8, 2018

Berkeley Considers Launching ICO To Fund Affordable Housing, Fears Cuts Under Trump

Berkeley is considering launching an ICO to fund federal housing due to fears of Trump cutting their federal fundin #NEWS
February 8, 2018

Best Wallets For Cryptocurrencies In 2018

A wallet for cryptocurrencies is more like a Bank Account where your coins or tokens are stored. It allows you to receive from people, save them, and also send to… Continue reading “Best Wallets For Cryptocurrencies In 2018” The post Best Wallets For Cryptocurrencies In 2018 appeared first on .
February 8, 2018

Lisk Price Retakes $23.5 Level With Solid Gains Over Bitcoin

Lisk Price Retakes $23.5 Level With Solid Gains Over Bitcoin As all cryptocurrency markets show a sign of life again, things are looking pretty good all across the board. So far, the Lisk price has seen some positive changes over the past week. Even though there was a big dip along the way, the overall… The post Lisk Price Retakes $23.5 Level With Solid Gains Over Bitcoin appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 8, 2018

Bitcoin Lightning Network Mainnet Passes 500 Nodes

The Lightning Network mainnet has expanded beyond 500 nodes while its testnet implementation now hosts more nodes than Bitcoin Cash. Charge Of The Lightning Bulls The astonishing figures – 566 mainnet and 1720 testnet nodes at press time – come as an increasing number of users and commentators alike pledge support of Lightning, despite reservations about the robustness of its mainnet security. Bitcoinist previously reported on fledging LN mainnet presence last month, with its node count hitting 40 on January 18 and passing 100 by January 22. At the time, critics including Bitcoin.org’s Cobra said it was ill-advised to roll out payments as bugs and other dangers could still exist, leading to loss of money. Andreas Antonopoulos continued the cautionary tone, even suggesting that major exchanges such as Coinbase “won’t run” Lightning due to the technology being fundamentally at odds […]
February 8, 2018

India: Media Creates Panic Over 2-Month-Old Crypto Tax

India: Media Creates Panic Over 2-Month-Old Crypto Tax India is “aggressively pursuing” cryptocurrency holders for tax this week, claim mainstream media outlets such as Financial Times and Quartz, despite the policy being in place since December 2017. In a repeat round of misinterpretation of facts surrounding the Indian government’s treatment of cryptocurrency, multiple publications warn that 100,000 investors who “skipped… The post India: Media Creates Panic Over 2-Month-Old Crypto Tax appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 8, 2018

Korean Prime Minister: Closing Down Crypto Exchanges ‘Not a Serious Consideration’

The South Korean prime minister has emphasized that closing down cryptocurrency exchanges is not a serious consideration. His statement clears up any remaining confusion in the market regarding whether the Korean regulators are still considering this option. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Closing Down Exchanges Not Serious Consideration Lee Nak-yeon. South Korea’s prime minister, Lee Nak-yeon, responded to questions from opposition parties on Tuesday regarding the government’s policies on cryptocurrencies at the National Assembly meeting, local media report. “There has been a harsh criticism of the government for the confusion between the ministries around the virtual currency regulation direction,” Dailian reported. During the session, Lee was quoted by the Kyunghyang Shinmun saying: The closing of [cryptocurrency] exchanges is not a serious consideration now. It is one of the many possibilities. Besides legal considerations, Lee […]
February 8, 2018

ECB Board Member: Crypto Is ‘Contagion And Contamination’ Infecting The Global Financial System

ECB board member says crypto is at risk of “contamin[ating]” the global financial system, asks for more regulation before crypto becomes too interconnected #NEWS
February 8, 2018

iPRONTO To Foster Innovation and Startups Through Blockchain-based Connection to Incubators and Investors

For the amateur inventor, getting noticed is often an insurmountable challenge. From financial hurdles to networking challenges, resource allocation  and management, the path to innovation is fraught with difficulties and disappointment. iPRONTO is a decentralized platform that will nourish and endorse amateur innovators, allowing them to connect with investors. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article An Innovative Engagement Platform Created by Idea Paradise and designed to overcome the limitations placed upon entrepreneurs due to geographical location, political boundaries, economic condition, and financial abilities, iPRONTO is a blockchain-based incubator platform for inventors by inventors. The platform will offer an invaluable range of services and support for both innovators and entrepreneurs, creating direct channels of engagement between entrepreneurs and inventors. iPRONTO believes that great ideas should be given a conducive environment to grow and blossom irrespective of location or financial capabilities. The […]
February 8, 2018

Germany’s Blockchain Bundesverband Lobby Group: Government ‘Welcomes Blockchain Industry’

German Blockchain group Blockchain Bundesverband has highlighted the need for a “sandbox” to further the technology’s propagation. #NEWS
February 8, 2018

Here Are the Top 5 Ethereum Wallets Supporting ERC20 Tokens

Cryptocurrency ICOs became increasingly popular throughout 2017. During the first few months of 2018, that hype seems to have calmed down a bit, even though there’s still plenty of excitement. This is an excellent opportunity to look into various Ethereum wallets which can store ERC20 tokens. As is always the case, hardware wallets are the best solution, but there are alternatives available as well. 5. Trust Although people may not have heard of Trust, it is an officially “endorsed” Ethereum wallet capable of supporting virtually all ERC20 tokens in existence. This app is available for both Android and iOS at present. It is a pretty convenient solution which seems to have received a fair few positive reviews, although your individual mileage may vary. For those who prefer convenience over security, Trust for iOS or Android is well worth checking out when it comes to […]
February 8, 2018

How to Help ICOs Go Legit

Speculation on utility is a bad idea, but ICOs can be an appealing alternative to venture capital, argues the head of blockchain R&D at Santander.
February 8, 2018

ECB’s Mersch Airs Concerns Over Crypto ‘Gold Rush’

The ECB executive board member has supported recent criticism of bitcoin by Agustin Carstens, head of the Bank for International Settlements.
February 8, 2018

Silence Of The Lambos? China Offers Luxury Cars For Crypto Despite Trade Ban

Continuing evidence of Bitcoin acceptance is fueling confusion about the true nature of the China cryptocurrency ban. Supercars On Sale For Bitcoin As major corporations make daring inroads to broadening acceptance this month despite a government pledge to end trading, smaller-scale endeavors are filtering through to western media. Thursday specifically saw Twitter-based news resource cnLedger reproduce photographs of a Chinese luxury car dealer in the city of Shenzhen which appear to show models on sale for cryptocurrency. The McLaren P1 and Ferrari 488, F12 and F430 are on offer for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ether in addition to yuan. The content was originally posted to popular microblogging site Weibo. “Next time people tell you bitcoin is banned in China, show him this pic,” the account commented. Next time people tell you bitcoin is banned in China, show him this pic. […]
February 8, 2018

What Is Veritaseum?

If there is one blockchain project in the world of cryptocurrency which has faced the most scam allegations, it has to be Veritaseum. A lot of people are not too happy with this project, mainly because there was very little information available about Veritaseum’s business model several months ago. That doesn’t mean the project doesn’t have potential, even though the jury is still out on whether or not it is a legitimate offering. What is Veritaseum About? On paper, the Veritaseum project focuses on many things, but it basically comes down to enabling software-driven peer-to-peer capital markets. Most importantly, this service will be provided without middlemen, brokers, or even banks. This “disruptive application of blockchain technology” offers its very own smart contracts and distributed computing solutions to industries suffering from friction, inefficiencies, and high fees. But How Does it all Work? It […]
February 8, 2018

Kodak’s Blockchain Pivot Is A Sham, Investment Manager Says

Kodak’s Blockchain Pivot Is A Sham, Investment Manager Says One hedge fund manager isn’t buying Kodak’s blockchain pivot. In a research report released Wednesday, Kerrisdale Capital alleges Kodak’s blockchain effort isn’t genuine, going so far as to call it “a last-ditch stock promotion gambit for a company hurtling towards bankruptcy.” Kerrisdale holds a short position on Kodak’s… The post Kodak’s Blockchain Pivot Is A Sham, Investment Manager Says appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 8, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This Morning

Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This Morning   We’re closing in on the end of the week and, as far as the bitcoin price is concerned, there’s a strong chance that this week will be remembered for being the week that the market finally bottom out and things started to resume an upside trajectory.… The post Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This Morning appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 8, 2018

Decentralized Video Sharing Platform Viuly Offers Users a Chance to Earn Revenue Without Restriction

Centralized content sharing platforms demonetizing small video producers A large video sharing platform recently announced that it will drop thousands of small video producers from its revenue programs. Many of these video producers took to social media following the announcement to voice their displeasure of the choice. The choice was made so that the video tube channel could comply with advertiser guidelines after continued scandals revolving around offensive content kept occurring. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The recent change in protocol has altered the entry requirements for video makers, demonetizing a significant portion of video content. The new system will involve a high minimum number of subscribers and a minimum number of views imposed. This will make it very difficult for the smaller video makers and new producers who will not be included. Viuly’s Decentralized Solution The Viuly platform […]
February 8, 2018

US Lawmaker Wants Members of Congress to Disclose Crypto Assets

A bitcoin-friendly U.S. lawmaker is hoping to get members of Congress to disclose their holdings of cryptocurrency assets.
February 8, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Notes a Strong $175 Increase

Bitcoin Cash Price Notes a Strong $175 Increase Yesterday proved to be a rather interesting day for cryptocurrency markets in general. After several weeks of losses, things have certainly taken a turn for the better. Even the Bitcoin Cash price is looking up again thanks to a solid 16.65% gain over the past 24 hours.… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Notes a Strong $175 Increase appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 8, 2018

Alexis Ohanian, Reddit Co-Founder’s Initialized Capital to Focus on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Everyone wants to be part of the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. It is growing fast and many enterprises and individuals are investing on it. Of course, investing in cryptocurrencies is… Continue reading “Alexis Ohanian, Reddit Co-Founder’s Initialized Capital to Focus on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain” The post Alexis Ohanian, Reddit Co-Founder’s Initialized Capital to Focus on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain appeared first on .
February 8, 2018

Binance Exchange Halts Trading, Withdrawals Over Server Issue, Assures ‘No Hack’

Crypto exchange Binance has stopped trading and withdrawals due to a temporary server error, confirms on Twitter no hack has taken place #NEWS
February 8, 2018

Cameron Winklevoss Predicts 40x Increase for Bitcoin ‘Someday’

Bitcoin has come a long way since the time 10,000 coins were allegedly used to buy a pizza— and if you ask Bitcoin bull Cameron Winklevoss, the gold standard of cryptocurrency still has a long way to go. ‘It’s Actually a Buying Opportunity’ Today, one Bitcoin is worth just over $8,000 USD. But according to Cameron Winklevoss, investors can expect it to go up 40x “someday.” Cameron made the bold prediction on Wednesday this week to CNBC at the Milken Institute’s MENA Summit while claiming Bitcoin is better than gold. He stated: Taking bitcoin in isolation […] we believe bitcoin disrupts gold. We think it’s a better gold if you look at the properties of money. And what makes gold gold? Scarcity. Bitcoin is actually fixed in supply so it’s better than scarce … it’s more portable, its fungible, it’s more […]
February 8, 2018

Lisk Price Retakes $23.5 Level With Solid Gains Over Bitcoin

As all cryptocurrency markets show a sign of life again, things are looking pretty good all across the board. So far, the Lisk price has seen some positive changes over the past week. Even though there was a big dip along the way, the overall trend seems to be intact right now. With the current Lisk price of $23.83, things are looking rather interesting for this particular altcoin. Maintaining a positive trend will prove to be difficult in the long run, though Lisk Price Makes a Solid Comeback It is quite interesting to see how things evolve in the world of cryptocurrencies. More specifically, we have seen several weeks of negative pressure, but things are certainly heading in the right direction once again. Even the Lisk price is noting some solid gains, as this particular altcoin has been on the […]
February 8, 2018

Next-generation crypto exchange Bitmora to launch in Q2 2018

Contributors to the ongoing Bitmora crowdfunding campaign will be pleased at the recent announcement from its developers that its modern cryptocurrency exchange platform will be officially launched soon, in the second quarter of the year. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article While already experiencing a genuine support for its crowdfund, the founders will see this target as a significant pointer of progress, looking back at over a year of development on what promises to be a modern cryptocurrency exchange that will surpass the capabilities and features of those in the current market. Bitmora is coming soon, staying for the long haul Keen to distance itself from other exchanges in a growing crowd of crypto exchange platforms, Bitmora insists that its mission is not only to be the trading platform of choice but also to advocate for cryptocurrencies and their underlying […]
February 8, 2018

How Could Blockchain Transform the Way We Travel? TravelChain CEO Explains

Earn when you travel. Blockchain for travelers is here. #BLOCKSHOW
February 8, 2018

Cryptocurrency Tops EU Watchdog’s 2018 Agenda

The Europe Union’s top securities watchdog has said that cryptocurrencies will be one of its top priorities in 2018.
February 8, 2018

Japanese Regulators to Increase Crypto Exchange Inspections

Following the Coincheck hack, Japan’s Financial Services Agency is widening its on-site inspections to other cryptocurrency exchanges in the country.
February 8, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Outpaces Crypto Market Consolidation with 20% Spike

The top 10 cryptos are trading more or less sideways today, with the exception of bitcoin cash, which has spiked in the last 24 hours.
February 8, 2018

BitPesa acquires European money transfer service TransferZero

BitPesa, the first and largest blockchain payments platform for Africa and Europe, announced today their acquisition of TransferZero, an international, online money transfer platform that specializes in sending money to consumers and companies in 200… BitPesa acquires European money transfer service TransferZero was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 8, 2018

India: Media Creates Panic Over 2-Month-Old Crypto Tax

More Bitcoin panic on media after curious reactions to ongoing tax notices from government. #NEWS
February 8, 2018

ECB President, Mario Draghi: European Banks Could Hold Bitcoin In The Future

Important news for the cryptocurrency community arrive from the ECB. The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, stated on February the 5th that European banks could hold… Continue reading “ECB President, Mario Draghi: European Banks Could Hold Bitcoin In The Future” The post ECB President, Mario Draghi: European Banks Could Hold Bitcoin In The Future appeared first on .
February 8, 2018

Bull Case Strengthens? Bitcoin Stays Bid Above $8K

Bitcoin could today extend the recent recovery from recent three-month lows, as the bullish indicators appear to strengthen.
February 8, 2018

Bush Security Advisor Warns Against Blockchain Cold War

One of the architects of U.S. monetary policy discusses the risks of blockchain adoption to what he sees as a delicate geo-political balance.
February 8, 2018

Crypto Facilities releases new WebSocket APIs

Crypto Facilities, the London cryptocurrency derivatives exchange announced the release of its new lightning-fast Web Sockets. Now users are able to better stream live trading and market data. Available points include balances, margins, positions, orders, and… Crypto Facilities releases new WebSocket APIs was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 8, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Notes a Strong $175 Increase

Yesterday proved to be a rather interesting day for cryptocurrency markets in general. After several weeks of losses, things have certainly taken a turn for the better. Even the Bitcoin Cash price is looking up again thanks to a solid 16.65% gain over the past 24 hours. With a Bitcoin Cash price of $1,144.6 again, things are looking pretty interesting.  Whether or not this current trend can be kept in place for another few days – or weeks – remains to be determined. Bitcoin Cash Price Mounts a Strong Comeback Even though not everyone is convinced Bitcoin Cash is here to stay, one cannot argue the altcoin made a positive impact throughout 2017. More specifically, it shows how a different mindset can elevate Bitcoin to a whole new level. As such, the Bitcoin Cash price has made some interesting movements […]
February 8, 2018

Singapore Will Not Ban Cryptocurrencies Says Deputy Prime Minister

There is a world divided into two. The countries that want to strongly regulate the cryptocurrency market and these that do not want to do it. Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister,… Continue reading “Singapore Will Not Ban Cryptocurrencies Says Deputy Prime Minister” The post Singapore Will Not Ban Cryptocurrencies Says Deputy Prime Minister appeared first on .
February 8, 2018

PR: Steve Outtrim (Etherical) Interviews Alessandro Chiolerio (3D-Token)

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. Trailer Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anhyGXwWywY Full Interview: https://vimeo.com/252425458 Ico Website: https://www.3d-token.com It’s Sunday, 11.30 p.m., seven feet beneath the level of a quite cold and misty street in Turin. The ring is ready, in the office, for a virtual boxing match of sorts, a nighttime interview with the antipodes. The interview is conducted through Zoom, a freeware platform for video conferencing with a fast connection and, surprisingly, not a shadow of annoying deadtimes. In the Old World corner of the ring sits Alessandro Chiolerio, researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology, founder and CEO of Politronica. In […]
February 8, 2018

Tim Draper: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Will Take over the World

Famous venture capitalist Tim Draper believes that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies will eventually dominate the world.  Betting on Bitcoin Tim Draper was one the few venture capitalists that strongly believed in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies before they became mainstream. According to a recent Forbes article, Tim Draper first thought about virtual currency 15 years ago while he was in South Korea. In 2014, the California-based investor was featured on several news sites as he purchased around 32,000 Bitcoin, worth nearly $20 million through an auction by the U.S. Marshals Service. The coins were seized from the famous Silk Road darknet marketplace. In the Forbes article, he stated: I believe that Bitcoin and crypto will drive most of the commerce of the world. Tim Draper also added: I don’t know why anyone would want to go back to fiat when crypto is distributed, […]
February 8, 2018

Cartel To Launch ICO – Non-Profit Platform to End Retail Pricing

Commerce has consistently shown when a new technology favors customers by providing the most affordable purchasing options, it succeeds, just as Walmart and eBay, Amazon and Alibaba have done. A selfless new blockchain called Cartel is introducing a platform that is set to disrupt retail forever: A portal that connects buyers and sellers, eliminating all of the middlemen and giving individual consumers wholesale price benefits. Los Angeles, CA – February 2017 – Cartel Coin’s vision will involve no middleman, connecting retail buyers with manufacturers and wholesalers to allow unprecedented purchasing power to significantly reduce costs to the consumer. Running on Cartel’s own cryptocurrency, consumers will be able to buy previously unaffordable products, such as a premium car or electronic devices, through smart contracts that automatically enforce when a minimum number of buyers is reached. The end result is the elimination […]
February 8, 2018

More Crypto Jobs in India, Despite Delhi’s Stance on Bitcoin

Jobs and applicants for employment in the cryptocurrency sector have increased substantially in India, despite current attitudes in Delhi towards bitcoin. Significant growth has been registered in the second half of last year, a period of great uncertainty about the crypto future of the country. This month Indian government reaffirmed its commitment to eliminate illicit use of cryptocurrencies. New regulations are expected in March. Also read: Survey: Indians See Brighter Crypto Future than Americans Indians Searching “Crypto” on Job Sites The number of cryptocurrency and blockchain related job postings has increased by 290 percent in the six months to November 2017. The trend was reported by the Indian branch of the global job site Indeed. During the same period, job searches with crypto related keywords also rose – by 52 percent. Describing it as a promising and exciting new field […]
February 8, 2018

Mike Novogratz Nets $250 Million for New Crypto Investment Venture

Billionaire and former Wall Street fund trader Mike Novogratz has raised $250 million for his cryptocurrency venture Galaxy Digital.
February 8, 2018

Kodak’s Blockchain Pivot Is A Sham, Investment Manager Says

A hedge fund with short position in Kodak does not believe the image firm will use blockchain technology to save itself.
February 8, 2018

Ripple to Provide Faster Payments into China with New Partnership

Online shopping is an immense industry in China, with hundreds of millions of users and worth over $670 billion last year. Some of the largest e-commerce markets on the planet are targeted at Chinese consumers, and their spending power is growing. Payment convenience is a key component of the success of online marketplaces, and Ripple intends to facilitate that with new partnerships in the country. In an announcement on the Ripple company blog yesterday, the San Francisco-based blockchain firm stated that it was entering into partnership with a leading Chinese money service company. Lianlian International is a Hong Kong licensed operation with 150 million users in the region. xCurrent Cross-Border Transactions The company has joined RippleNet to receive real-time cross-border remittances, invoice payments, and e-commerce payments. It will be using Ripple’s settlement solution, xCurrent, that offers end-to-end tracking, powering cross-border […]
February 8, 2018

Magnus Launches ICO Pre-Sale & Instantly Adds a New Paradigm Into The Universe of Robotics and A.I. Automation

The Magnus Era brings with it a fundamental change in how intelligent systems are built and interact with each other. Palo Alto, California, February 6, 2018 – The Magnus Collective has launched their ICO Pre-Sale and will be the first truly decentralized blockchain based network of intelligent A.I. agents, Robots, Sensors, hardware and humans creating a global market for knowledge, skills and processing power. A company spokesperson explained: “Magnus’s end goal is to make people smarter, machines better, Robots cheaper and faster, and AI better by ensuring a collaboration with other agents in the Magnus Collective network.” He goes on to say: “With Magnus, companies, organizations, and individuals can empower their sensor networks, Robots, AI agents, hardware and human agents to participate in markets, buying and selling goods and services. No longer must all these agents exist in isolation, only […]
February 8, 2018

ICO Agency Hits the Ground Running in 2018

(London – 07 Feb ‘18) – CoinFabric, a full-service ITO (Initial Token Offering) & ICO (Initial Coin Offering) strategy, launch & fundraising agency, has had an impressive start to the year. They have secured valuable strategic partnerships, expanded their global team and had some great successes for the ICO campaigns that they have worked on, kicking 2018 off with a bang. Amongst the new partnerships secured by CoinFabric were Hosho Group for Smart Contract Auditing, Mainnet for Blockchain engineering as well as development services and Vest.Network for investor pooling. This is big news for the agency and the ICOs that they work with as it is a positive step forward toward providing an end-to-end service that continues to deliver top-end results. Dean Cannell, Founder & CEO of CoinFabric, says: At CoinFabric we pride ourselves in providing world-class services to our […]
February 8, 2018

Takeprofit Wants to Make the Best Cryptocurrency Trading Signals Available to Everybody

A new Ethereum-based platform called TakeProfit wants to make reliable cryptocurrency trading signals available to everybody. The same platform will give traders the ability to cash in on market signals. “TakeProfit provides professional traders with an opportunity to monetize their skills; by directly selling them to their subscribers,” the company announced, “Subscribers can earn income using the skills and recommendations of traders.” “TakeProfit is the first aggregating platform of the most up-to-date information on trading and investment,” the company revealed. “The platform provides an opportunity for traders to publish their investment advice and receive money from each of their subscribers. In their turn, subscribers get access to a huge base of investment advice (market signals); which will bring them a consistently high income, that doesn’t have to be shared with portfolio managers.” More Reliable Trading Signals Blockchain will be used […]
February 8, 2018

Weiss Ratings Defends its Decision to Give Bitcoin Only a C+ Grade

Wall Street is known for being a cut throat place where shrewd business people play as tough as possible in order to make gains or their destroy opponents. However, the crypto ecosystem can be at times far more nasty than any other market. One company that had the audacity to rate everyone’s favorite cryptocurrency somewhat poorly learned this recently, but it still stands by the rankings.  Also Read: NFL Superstars Like to Talk About Bitcoin Just Like the Rest of Us Crypto+ Weiss Ratings, an independent U.S. rating agency which recently issued letter grades for cryptocurrencies has published a new report to explain its decision to score bitcoin a mere C+ (“fair”). The company obviously felt it needed to counter attack against critics after its rankings caused it to get hurled insults from many cryptocurrency people and opinion leaders on […]
February 8, 2018

The Ethereumization Of Wall Street Is Inevitable: Expert Take

Ethereum will lead the upcoming revolution of financial markets #EXPERT_TAKE
February 8, 2018

Crypto’s Price Correction Isn’t Killing the Industry High

CoinDesk recap’s Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit, a one-da event that focused on cryptocurrency investing and saw notable industry dialogue.
February 8, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Markets Recover — While Infrastructure Support Increases

This past week bitcoin cash (BCH) markets have been suffering from the bearish sentiment plaguing cryptocurrencies across the board. On February 6 the price of BCH reached a low of $740 per coin but has since bounced back to the $950-1,050 region on Bitstamp Tuesday evening. Also Read: Australian Freeze: Big Aussie Banks Denying Bitcoiners Bitcoin Cash Markets Begin to See Recovery Ahead This week bitcoin cash markets took a hit as BCH had lost roughly $588 USD (-39%) in value over the past seven days. At the moment the price has rebounded and is coasting along at just between the $950-1,050 zone after bouncing back much of Wednesday’s trading sessions. BCH trade volume has been averaging roughly $650 million to $1 billion over the past week. Exchanges swapping the most bitcoin cash today include Okex, Bitfinex, Hitbtc, GDAX, and Huobi. Currently, […]
February 8, 2018

The Cryptocurrency Future Lies With PLAAK

A cryptocurrency is an electronic asset which serves as a channel of exchange between its users and ensures that all transactions that occur during the exchange are secured by cryptography. Though cryptocurrency has been around for some time, the growing rate at which the world and its affairs are revolving around this technology is exponential. To ensure a lasting and highly reliable technology, a decentralized control of cryptocurrency was introduced. Decentralized control works through a ledger called blockchain, which inspects and verifies digital currency transactions. Although the potentials of blockchain have not been fully realized, the world has been privileged to long-lasting opportunities as these potentials unfold. Given the level of flexibility, security and ease of access provided by Blockchain technology, workplaces and traditional industries such as financial technologies will be more productive. In the midst of this development, a […]
February 8, 2018

Australian High School to Host Information Night on Cryptocurrencies

Australian High School to Host Information Night on Cryptocurrencies A surge in the popularity of bitcoin among students has prompted an Australian high school to host an information night designed to educate its students about cryptocurrencies. St. Laurence’s College in Brisbane recently informed the parents of students that it wishes to hold an “educational presentation”… The post Australian High School to Host Information Night on Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 8, 2018

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Could Gain Momentum

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Could Gain Momentum Key Highlights ETH price made a nice upside move and traded above the $780 resistance against the US Dollar. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $775 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair is… The post Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Could Gain Momentum appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 8, 2018

Altcoin Analysis: NEO, EOS, LTC, NEM and Lumens

Altcoin Analysis: NEO, EOS, LTC, NEM and Lumens There is a wholesome altcoin price recovery all across the board, and that’s a wonderful thing to see in this otherwise bearish trend. If there is a push and close above key Fibonacci resistance levels and the middle BB in most pairs, then the better for buyers.… The post Altcoin Analysis: NEO, EOS, LTC, NEM and Lumens appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 8, 2018

Austrian Energy Group Eyes Blockchain With Vienna Test

Wien Energie intends to pilot blockchain products in a sustainably designed Viennese urban district this year.
February 8, 2018

Facebook Closes Door on Digital Token Advertising while Decentralization Thrives

On January 31, 2018, the Facebook advertising platform announced that it would no longer be allowing advertisements related to cryptocurrency or digital token ICOs through a blog post. The Facebook advertising platform covers its own native social media website in addition to its other subsidiary services, including Instagram, Messenger and the Facebook Audience Network. As such, the extent and reach of Facebook’s ad platform encompasses a sizeable portion of young internet users. Facebook getting rid of cryptocurrency related advertisements has led to many blockchain companies scrambling to find an alternative platform where they can showcase their upcoming digital token or related technologies. Even though dozens of internet advertising networks exist, it is perhaps a good time for such companies to pivot to a decentralized alternative, especially since distribution and decentralization is the bedrock of this industry. One such example of […]
February 8, 2018

Grayscale Plans to Launch a Cryptocurrency ‘Large Cap Fund’

This Wednesday Grayscale Investments, the sponsor of the Bitcoin Trust (OTCQX: GBTC) has announced a new cryptocurrency investment vehicle is coming. The company plans to launch the ‘Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund’ (the “Fund”) that intends to hold the top digital assets within the cryptocurrency economy. Also Read: Phony PBOC Email Sent to U.S. Media Aimed to Manipulate BTC Price Grayscale Launches a New Cryptocurrency Fund The managers of the popular bitcoin investment fund GBTC and the ethereum trust, Grayscale, have decided to create a much larger investment product comprised of a basket of top-performing cryptocurrencies. According to Grayscale’s announcement, the basket will consist of litecoin (LTC) bitcoin cash (BCH) ripple (XRP) bitcoin core (BTC), and ethereum (ETH) for now. “We’re excited to further expand the universe of Grayscale’s product offerings as interest in the digital currency asset class continues to […]