March 23, 2018

Eligma – Changing the Way People Shop Through AI and Blockchain Technology

Given the consumer-driven economy, during the last couple of years, people throughout the world have increased their spending habits. However, often enough, buyers find it difficult to get access to the best deals, while many only use certain products for limited periods of time, thus wasting an important sum of money. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Eligma represents the world’s first AI-driven, and blockchain-based cognitive commerce platform, which is being built to revolutionize how people discover, purchase, track, and sell items on the internet. With this in mind, the platform aims to be an all-inclusive shopping assistant, allowing users to purchase items from any shop, check their real market value, track purchased products, and know exactly when a product should be sold. Eligma will be based on a decentralized universal loyalty program, and will attempt to transform all households […]
March 23, 2018

Lightning Network Can ‘Redefine Global Trade’ By 2021 as ‘Lapp’ Launches

Blockstream has unveiled a Lightning Network app or ‘Lapp’ as the user-friendliness of the revolutionary Bitcoin technology continues to increase. Blockstream Takes On Content Control The first of seven so-called ‘lapps’ – or Lightning apps – FileBazaar allows content creators to offer digital items such as photos on a pay-per-view basis. They then use the Lightning Network to receive payments from consumers to view the content. Lightning Network popularity is surging in 2018, with over 2000 channels actively operating this month and investment in the technology beginning to pour in. Lightning network mainnet Last week, Bitcoinist reported on how Lightning Labs secured $2.5 million in seed funding from donors including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, while also announcing its first Lightning beta release, Lightning Daemon. Blockstream’s release meanwhile follows the earlier pioneering debut of the Blockstream Store, a Lightning-enabled marketplace, which […]
March 23, 2018

Using Cryptocurrency Mining to Grow Vegetables at Home

There are always interesting developments in the world of cryptocurrency to take note of. This is especially true when it comes to mining Bitcoin or altcoins. Said business model often receives negative attention due to energy waste and massive heat generation. One miner is using that excess heat to grow homegrown veggies. It is evident mining cryptocurrency has its drawbacks. Not just in terms of the upfront investment, but also the electricity usage. Some people have turned this into a positive, as cryptocurrency mining generates a lot of heat. Using that heat in a positive manner has been a challenge, but there ways to cope with it. For some users, the heat warms their home during the winter. For others, it allows them to grow vegetables in their own home. The opportunities are virtually limitless in this regard. A Different […]
March 23, 2018

Blockchain System Aims to Identify Health Problems Using AI

Cancer, heart disease and other ailments could be diagnosed by artificial intelligence instead of human doctors #SPONSORED
March 23, 2018

Fujitsu Inaugurates International Blockchain Innovation Center In Brussels

Fujitsu has signaled its long-term commitment to blockchain technology with the inauguration of its European Blockchain Innovation Center to be built in Belgium.
March 23, 2018

Ireland’s Finance Department Plans Blockchain Working Group

Ireland’s Department of Finance has proposed the creation of a blockchain working group to help form cohesive regulation across government agencies.
March 23, 2018

Blockchain Experts Respond to Twitter’s Looming Ban on Cryptocurrency Ads

Cryptocurrency is a very controversial topic these days. Various companies are trying to take evasive action to avoid dealing with this type of money. Twitter seems to be the next company to get rid of cryptocurrency advertisements altogether. Some industry experts do not take kindly to this development, for obvious reasons. Twitter Doesn’t like Cryptocurrency Ads It has become painfully obvious that most technology giants and social media networks want nothing to do with cryptocurrency. In their opinion, this new industry is subject to a lot of scams, risks, and Ponzi schemes. While it is certainly true that things are not always rosy when it comes to cryptocurrencies, weeding out the illicit projects is not all that difficult these days. Even so, big companies tend to take a harsh course of action, for some reason. Twitter is joining the likes of […]
March 23, 2018

Survey: 71% of All Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fail Password Security Audit

With so many new users flocking to cryptocurrency exchanges over the past year, it is evident that security practices need to be taken into account. Unfortunately, the vast majority of cryptocurrency exchange users still fail to generate proper passwords. This is mainly due to the exchanges themselves implementing poor password policies in general. Something will need to change in this regard, as the current situation is not viable in the long run. Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Password Policies Anyone who has ever used a cryptocurrency exchange will know that some platforms require strong passwords, whereas others do not. A recent study published by Dashlane shows how the exchanges shape up in terms of their password policies. Considering that a lot of platforms have been around for many years now, it is evident that some of them are in better shape than others. Even so, there is […]
March 23, 2018

Ethfinex, 0x project, Request Network and others to cooperate with Auctus on lab initiative

Auctus is launching Auctus Labs in collaboration with Ethfinex, Request.Network, Ripio Credit Network, Melonport, Amadeus, 0x project and Bluzelle, powered by Aragon. After releasing the alpha version of their ‘Auctus Platform’ on Ethereum Rinkeby test network, Auctus is launching Auctus Labs with the aim of replacing centralized components with decentralized ones, in an attempt to fully decentralize their platform. Auctus Platform Developers of the different teams will be working closely together, testing new releases whenever new updates become available. The prototypes will be available on Auctus’ public GitHub and the lab is open to other projects that want to collaborate. Auctus stated that it will run the lab in parallel to its main development. Main development will go on with already established components. However, once new components from the lab reach a stable stage and have passed all tests, they […]
March 23, 2018

Yahoo! Japan Plans To Launch Crypto Exchange In 2019 After $19 Мln Buyout, Report Says

Japan will see Yahoo! launch a crypto exchange, claim local media. #NEWS
March 23, 2018

This Tiny Altcoin Proves There’s Light in the Crypto tunnel!

The bullish cryptocurrency year of 2017 has attracted a vast range of worldwide projects and attention. Now that this industry has a $300+ Billion market capitalization, there’s one question growing larger with economists and tech watchers: What is the real economic value of these Blockchain startups and how will they make an actual impact on our lives? How will they perform over time and will they manage to keep up with the promises they made during their ICOs? Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article These burning questions cannot be answered with discussions. They can be answered with actual product usage and road map execution. Knowing when a project falls short with those is critical for safeguarding your investments throughout the bumpy 2018. We’ve already seen a lot of projects to have completely imploded (e.g. Bitconnect, Swisscoin, the DAO) which further […]
March 23, 2018

9 Malaysian Banks Team Up for Trade Finance Blockchain Apps

Nine Malaysian banks have teamed up to develop blockchain applications for trade finance, according to the country’s central bank.
March 23, 2018

ICON to EOS: 3 Cryptos Are Leading the Market Recovery

The cryptocurrency markets regained some poise in the week ending March 23, with several individual tokens making more notable gains.
March 23, 2018

Former Google Employee Wants to Use the Blockchain to Revamp Animal Husbandry and Travel Sectors

A Taiwanese startup is aiming to use the blockchain technology as it attempts to transform the travel and animal husbandry industries. In a report from Bloomberg, OwlTing, which is led by former Google employee Darren Wang, has rolled out a new system designed to detail the provenance of hotel bookings and pigs from birth to market. Taiwan wants to ensure that it’s not left behind in the blockchain race which is seeing use cases being unrolled in China and the U.S. Wang, who has helped two startups since leaving Google, said: Getting a new innovative business off the ground in Taiwan is actually really tough. The venture capital scene isn’t that vibrant. I want to prove Taiwan can do it too. OwlTing has created a blockchain-based system for 400 clients that removes the risk of double-booking hotel rooms when customers […]
March 23, 2018

Top Cryptocurrencies With a Great Growth Potential in 2018 – Part I

There are numerous altcoins in the market at the moment with few of them having great potentials, and it is essential to identify the coins to know the right ones… Continue reading “Top Cryptocurrencies With a Great Growth Potential in 2018 – Part I” The post Top Cryptocurrencies With a Great Growth Potential in 2018 – Part I appeared first on .
March 23, 2018

Major Crypto Exchange Binance To Open Office In Malta After Japanese Regulator Warning

Malta welcomes major crypto exchange Binance with open arms as the firm looks to open a new office after regulatory warnings in Japan, Hong Kong. #NEWS
March 23, 2018

An Interview with Taklimakan Network’s Business Adviser, Rakesh Kirpalani

Last month, Rakesh Kirpalani, a Dubai-based businessman and investor, joined the company Taklimakan Network as an adviser. Taklimakan is a mobile- and web-based blockchain solution that was developed as a training tool for investors, traders, and enthusiasts with any level of crypto experience and who want to learn how to make informed choices about the cryptocurrency market. In this interview with Mr. Kirpalani, we discuss his background in investing and advising startups, along with his thoughts on blockchain technology and conducting ICOs. Bitcoinist: Thank you for agreeing to chat with us today. You’ve recently joined the advisory board of Taklimakan Network, but before we talk about that, could you tell us a bit about your business background? RK: Thank you. My name is Rakesh Kirpalani, and I have been a business professional since 1994 when I started as a partner […]
March 23, 2018

Licensed Cryptocurrency Exchange Midex to Pay 20% of Commission to Token Holders

  Midex, a cryptocurrency exchange and a complete financial platform that will soon process peer-to-peer (P2P) loans, escrow, payments, asset management, bank license, and issue cards, will provide 20 percent of its commission revenue to token holders that participate in the token sale. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Rated 4.9 out of 5 by ICO Bench and AA by ICO Bazaar, Midex is highly anticipated ICO of a blockchain platform that aims to evolve into a bank-like application for cryptocurrency users. Beginning as a cryptocurrency exchange, the Midex development team plans to evolve the platform into a banking platform, issuing accounts, loans, asset management system, and insurance. Over $8 million worth of Midex tokens have been sold to investors participating in the token sale, and the ICO of Midex is expected to last until April 15 or until the […]
March 23, 2018

Is South Korea Working on a Desirable Blockchain Policy?

South Korea, the Asian country that has been several times in the crypto-news, may be working on a desirable cryptocurrency policy. But there may be a reason behind the intention… Continue reading “Is South Korea Working on a Desirable Blockchain Policy?” The post Is South Korea Working on a Desirable Blockchain Policy? appeared first on .
March 23, 2018

Banks Building Blockchain Confront Tech Limitations

Executives working with two of the largest live blockchain implementations spoke on stage at the DTCC’s annual fintech event.
March 23, 2018

Yahoo Japan to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2018, Says Report

Yahoo Japan is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency exchange next year, Nikkei Asian Review reports.
March 23, 2018

The Upfiring dApp – End of March Update

UI & UX Design, Source Code, Communities Bounty Campaign, Airdrop, Exchange Listings, Features & Tech Breakdown, and Roadmap Update The Upfiring dApp – End of March Update was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 23, 2018

Bitplay Club Has Announced Further Updates of Its Blockchain-Based Lottery

Bitplay Club Has Announced Further Updates of Its Blockchain-Based Lottery   Bitplay Club has announced the launch of its 5-36 Provably Fair Bitcoin Lottery – a further step in the company’s challenging plan to diversify its product portfolio. The 5-36 lottery uses the concept already known to Bitplay Club customers. Participants in the lottery select numbers… The post Bitplay Club Has Announced Further Updates of Its Blockchain-Based Lottery appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 23, 2018

What Is Diet Bitcoin Cryptocurrency?

Many different versions of Bitcoin exist in the world of cryptocurrency. Not all of these coins serve a purpose, though. Diet Bitcoin is the latest version of Bitcoin to hit the market, although it remains to be seen how this currency will fare. What is rather interesting is that it was launched by the brother of Pablo Escobar. Diet Bitcoin is an Intriguing Currency It is safe to say few people ever expected to see the terms “Diet” and “Bitcoin” in the same sentence. Even so, it is becoming more difficult to come up with Bitcoin clones with original names. It seems this particular project will not be known for its name, but rather for the people who are responsible for bringing it to market. That’s because Diet Bitcoin was launched by the brother of Pablo Escobar. Known as Roberto Escobar, he is the person responsible […]
March 23, 2018

Blockchain-Based Commerce Platform Uses AI To Simplify Online Shopping

A company wants to turn households into businesses by using AI to help consumers find the best time to sell second-hand goods. #SPONSORED
March 23, 2018

OECD Warns Crypto and Blockchain are Challenging Tax Transparency

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has issued a report to the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors. The report examines the accomplishments and aims of the OECD in advancing its efforts to “redefine the international landscape,” identifying new technologies cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology as posing unique challenges to “tax transparency.” Also Read: Monthly Web Traffic for Major Bitcoin Exchanges Falls by Half OECD Discusses International Tax Agenda The report asserts that the OECD, with assistance from the G20, has made “enormous strides” in implementing the OECD’s international “tax agenda.” The organization claims that its policies have resulted in a transition of the “global financial system” from “opacity and incongruity to transparency and coherence.” Among the primary policy objectives sought by the institutions has been greater “tax transparency,” with the report stating that “tax transparency has been […]
March 23, 2018

Bitcoin.com’s COO to advise smart-contract iGaming platform Truegame

The blockchain-based online game room for gambling and lotteries, Truegame.io, has recently bulked up its already impressive expertise, with the addition of Bitcoin.com COO Mate Tokay to its advisory board. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Seeking to introduce groundbreaking smart contract technology via blockchain to usher in the next generation of iGaming concepts, Truegame has launched a crowd funding campaign in the shape of a token generation event, now ongoing until the public token sale on April 16th, 2018. The best of the best is now advising Truegame Already having some of the leading lights of the iGaming industry develop its platform, Truegame will now benefit from yet another blockchain brain, Mate Tokay, who is currently COO of world-renowned Bitcoin resource portal, Bitcoin.com. Through his work and association with one of the most recognized names in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, […]
March 23, 2018

Denaro ICO Raises $8.7m and Goes up in Smoke

Cryptocurrency ICOs have always been hit-and-miss when it comes to finding legitimate offerings. More specifically, there are quite a few projects out there which raise a lot of questions and concerns, for obvious reasons. The Denaro ICO, for example, seems to have gone up in smoke. None of its team members are actively concerned about the project, by the look of things, which is a not a good sign. It is evident any initial coin offering is a big risk in many different ways. More specifically, one has to trust random strangers on the internet with their money. It makes no sense to do so unless the project has a working piece of code or tech demo. Most of them do not, which is why they should never raise millions of dollars. Denaro is one of those ICOs which raised […]
March 23, 2018

Ethereum, Crypto and Blockchain Tech Discussed at SXSW 2018

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology were two of the hottest topics of discussion during South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018. Conference organizers geared up for blockchain and cryptocurrency discussions last year, publically announcing that a new addition to the 2018 lineup would be a series of sessions specifically focused on blockchain technology. SXSW Kicks Off with All Things Ethereum This year, SXSW kicked off with a jam-packed keynote entitled “Why Ethereum is Going to Change the World” featuring Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin. During the panel, Lubin spoke with Forbes reporter Laura Shin about Ethereum and his new blockchain software technology company, ConsenSys. As the panel began, Shin gave a brief explanation of what blockchain technology can do, noting that the deeper, more interesting question now is, “What is Ethereum?” Lubin explained that Ethereum was created by Vitalik Buterin in 2013 as a vision for a system […]
March 23, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Tries to Retake $1,000 Before The Weekend

It seems most of the cryptocurrency markets are slowly making up some of the lost value as of right now. With the weekend almost upon us, it is evident there will be some intriguing momentum to keep tabs on. Right now, it seems the Bitcoin Cash price will rise above $1,000 again very soon. That is, assuming the momentum doesn’t turn around again in the near future. The Bitcoin Cash Price is Inching Upward It has been a pretty troublesome start to 2018 for all cryptocurrencies so far. None of the top 15 coins have reached and sustained any, major gains for longer than an hour or two. Whether or not this trend will eventually reverse course, remains to be determined. As of right now, it seems highly unlikely anything good will happen in the coming weeks. For the Bitcoin […]
March 23, 2018

Students Are Using Their Student Loans to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

A new survey has found that college students are using their student loans to purchase cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin as a way of getting involved in the market. The survey by the Student Loan Report, a website the reports on debt issues from students, polled 1,000 students over the course of four days, which was conducted by Pollfish, which specialises in online polling. Participants to the study were asked: ‘Have you ever used student loan money to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin?’ The figures showed that more than one-fifth of students said that they were using their student loans to dip into the cryptocurrency market. Speaking to the Boston Globe, Drew Cloud, founder of the Student Loan Report, said: Younger Americans are certainly the most enthusiastic about cryptocurrency; they are the most active investors and want to get involved in the […]
March 23, 2018

A beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency mining

A beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency mining was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 23, 2018

Decred’s Voting System – A Great Source For A Passive Income

The Decred team announced the proposal that users are to participate in governance, a significant milestone on the roadmap. This decision give every stakeholder to make changes by voting, this… Continue reading “Decred’s Voting System – A Great Source For A Passive Income” The post Decred’s Voting System – A Great Source For A Passive Income appeared first on .
March 23, 2018

Stocks OUT. Crypto IN.

Stock markets have been engraved in the DNA of society since 1817 and have not looked back since. Anxious individuals stared at the giant board in the New York Stock Exchange, hoping for good news. Before stocks were the infatuation of the world, they were considered “risky” and “not safe”. It is astonishing how times have changed from that point. With anything that is new, there is a hesitation and doubt in the minds of people. Evolution of a society states things will never stay the same. They will always evolve and nuances will begin to form and take hold. The cycle of doubt and skepticism is always followed up by immense enthusiasm. We are beginning to see a paradigm shift in the minds of many people. No longer are individuals keen on putting money into stocks and just watching […]
March 23, 2018

10 Best & Worst Performing Altcoins of ‘Crypto Winter 2018’

While Bitcoin has once again showed the cryptocurrency space who’s boss during this year’s bear market, there are a few altcoin exceptions that have fared relatively well. Here are some of the best (and worst) performing cryptocurrencies of Q1 2018. Down But Not ‘Rekt’ Towards the end of 2017, Bitcoin reached an all-time high price of $20,089 USD. At the time, the entire cryptocurrency market was red hot, as the total capitalization peaked at around $820 billion in early January, according to Coinmarketcap. In retrospect, even when faux cryptocurrencies like the now-defunct Bitconnect reached a price of over $400, most savvy traders knew the market was overdue for a massive correction. With today’s Bitcoin price in recovery mode, this ‘crypto winter‘ correction may be coming to end as Fundstrat Global Advisors’ Tom Lee has declared. #Altcoin Bear Market ‘Over’, #Bitcoin ‘Less […]
March 23, 2018

$8K? Bitcoin Under Pressure After Rejection at Key Hurdle

Bitcoin’s retreat from the 200-day moving average hurdle may yield a retest of the psychological support of $8,000.
March 23, 2018

Blockchain Standardization Tops Chinese IT Ministry’s 2018 Agenda

China’s Ministry of Information Technology and Industry is ramping up its focus on national blockchain standardization this year.
March 23, 2018

Winco ICO – Invest in Non-Digital Based Products And Services

Information about Winco A new Ethereum- based platform, Winco, is planning to change the way non-digital businesses interact with the newest developments in blockchain technology, connecting the two worlds through… Continue reading “Winco ICO – Invest in Non-Digital Based Products And Services” The post Winco ICO – Invest in Non-Digital Based Products And Services appeared first on .
March 23, 2018

20% of University Students Use Financial Aid to Buy Cryptocurrency

During March 16th through till March 20th of this year, The Student Loan Report teamed with Pollfish to survey 1,000 current university students with related loan debt, asking one question: Have you ever used student loan money to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? The results surprised even the pollster. Also read: Bitcoiners Demand More Crypto CFDs and Spread-Betting in the UK University Students Buy Crypto with Financial Aid Founder of the Student Loan Report, Drew Cloud, explained, “Younger Americans are certainly the most enthusiastic about cryptocurrency; they are the most active investors and want to get involved in the space in any way possible. However, I truly thought the percentage would be lower. As a college student, your budget is thin and that extra money could be used on rent, groceries, or books,” he told the Boston Globe. The survey “found […]
March 23, 2018

Microsoft Improved Multi-Member Blockchain Network on Azure

One of the most important enterprises all over the world, Microsoft, has announced on march the 19th that they were able to improve Ethereum on Azure. The new developments include… Continue reading “Microsoft Improved Multi-Member Blockchain Network on Azure” The post Microsoft Improved Multi-Member Blockchain Network on Azure appeared first on .
March 23, 2018

Loyalty Programs Are Finally Getting an Upgrade

Loyalty Programs Are Finally Getting an Upgrade was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 23, 2018

NEO Price Dips Below $70 Again as Troublesome Trading Weekend Looms Ahead

The bearish pressure across all cryptocurrency markets is not relenting by any means. Although the first few days of this week seemed rather promising, things have not improved by any means. Instead, we see all currencies suffering from losses yet again, which is never a good sign heading into the weekend. The NEO price is dipping below $67 gain and could go a bit lower before the week is over. NEO Price Dip is not Surprising Even though most enthusiasts still experience good things to happen for all cryptocurrencies, things are not looking all that promising as of right now. Ever since 2018 came around, we have seen nothing but bearish market conditions for Bitcoin and all top altcoins. As such, the NEO price has seen its fair share of ups and downs throughout these past few weeks as well. […]
March 23, 2018

Binance Moves To Malta As Prime Minister Issues Public Welcome

The Prime Minister of Malta has publicly welcomed the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance as it announces it is relocating to the country. Maltese PM To Binance: ‘Welcome To Malta’ In a fresh move confirmed by CEO Zhao Changpeng March 23, Binance will set up an office in the European nation and will close the requisite banking partnerships “soon,” Bloomberg reports. Binance has continued its astronomical rise which saw it overtake all other global exchanges’ volumes in January. This week, negotiations between the exchange and Japanese regulators moved the price of Bitcoin after local press sources misinterpreted the “dialog” as a de facto ban. Discussing the Malta move, however, government leader Joseph Muscat was open about his bullish stance on the company. “We aim to be the global trailblazers in the regulation of blockchain-based businesses and the jurisdiction of quality […]
March 23, 2018

Blockchain Remittances Face Efficiency Hurdle, Says Taiwan Central Bank

A trialed blockchain system for interbank clearance was not as efficient as the current centralized system, says a central bank report.
March 23, 2018

Warning: The Blockchain Could Rot Your Brain

As we move toward trusting everything recorded in a blockchain, consider the societal impact, e.g. on our ability to think critically and skeptically.
March 23, 2018

PR: World’s First Blockchain Gaming Platform Chimaera Launches Much Anticipated Public Presale

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. World’s First Blockchain Gaming Platform Launches Much Anticipated Public Presale Join the Virtual-Gaming-World Revolution Before It’s Too Late Malta, March 23, 2018 – The world’s first blockchain gaming platform, Chimaera, is thrilled to announce the launch of their public presale. Coming hot off the heels of their private pre-sale, which raised an estimated $1.5 million USD or 155 Bitcoin, the Chimaera team is excited to hit the ground running with the start of their public pre-sale on March 23 8:00 a.m. GMT. Individuals interested in their public pre-sale are encouraged to visit the Chimaera website […]
March 23, 2018

Zhao Dong Recounts How He Lost 9,000 BTC

Famed Chinese OTC bitcoin trader, Zhao Dong, recently shared the story of how he first entered the bitcoin markets, the losses he incurred, and his views on speculation in the cryptocurrency markets. Also Read: Snowden on Bitcoin: Blasts Public Ledger and Core Developers Zhao Dong’s Rocky Start in the Cryptocurrency Markets Zhao Dong, the founder of DFUND, has, in recent years, risen to prominence as one of China’s largest OTC traders. However, early in his trading career, Mr. Dong would incur losses that drove him to contemplate suicide. An interview published by Weixin states that Zhao Dong first entered the cryptocurrency markets with approximately 10 million yuan (roughly $1.58 million USD). He “followed the bull market quickly,” shortly leading Zhao Dong to open heavily leveraged positions. As a consequence, Zhao Dong found himself 60 million yuan (nearly $9.5 million USD) in […]
March 23, 2018

User Hostile Tokens

User Hostile Tokens was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 23, 2018

Creators of uTrener and KHL Fantasy Sport Apps Introduce Blockchain Powered Daily Fantasy Sports Platform MyDFS

A blockchain-powered daily fantasy sports platform, MyDFS promises to improve the gaming experience for uncountable amount of fantasy sports enthusiasts around the world by delivering better speed, ease-of-use, transparency, governance… Continue reading “Creators of uTrener and KHL Fantasy Sport Apps Introduce Blockchain Powered Daily Fantasy Sports Platform MyDFS” The post Creators of uTrener and KHL Fantasy Sport Apps Introduce Blockchain Powered Daily Fantasy Sports Platform MyDFS appeared first on .
March 23, 2018

Payza Founders Indicted on Multiple Charges, Including Money Laundering

U.S. federal authorities have indicted Payza, a crypto payment processor, and 2 Canadian brothers on multiple charges, including money laundering and operating an illegal money transmitting service. Two brothers from Canada are definitely feeling the heat from the U.S. government. A federal grand jury from the District of Columbia has indicted Firoz Patel, age 43, and his brother, Ferhan Patel, age 37, on multiple charges of using their payment processing company, Payza, to launder money from various criminal enterprises. Criminal Activity on a Grand Scale In a press release, officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations laid out the charges against Payza and the Patel brothers. The actual indictment came down a few weeks ago but was recently unsealed. Law enforcement allege that the Patel brothers, along with other unnamed co-conspirators, laundered more than $250 million […]
March 23, 2018

TSX Group Subsidiary to Launch Cryptocurrency Brokerage

The TMX Group announced Shorcan Digital Currency, a brokerage exclusively for cryptocurrencies on Thursday.
March 23, 2018

FundFantasy ICO Has Less Than 48 Hours To Go, Offers 50% Bonus For Participants

There are only 48 hours left before the FundFantasy ICO is over. Supporters have been pouring in, making our community great and strengthening the project. We still have 2 more days to add even more supporters and make our community grow even further, so that the benefits of the FundFantasy platform spread to a larger audience. The 50% bonus will give our supporters even more benefits for their contribution, and the airdrop* following the ICO will allow them to add to their share of FundFantasy tokens. FundFantasy’s Benefits But apart from the closing window on the ICO, the handy bonus and the great benefits from the subsequent ICO, what is FundFantasy actually offering to those who participate with a contribution? The short answer is: Access to an innovative platform that is gamifying investment. FundFantasy offers the following advantages: A provably […]
March 23, 2018

WSJ: SEC To Examine Up To 100 Crypto-Related Hedge Funds

In the US, the SEC is preparing to examine up to 100 hedge funds that deal with crypto, according to WSJ. #NEWS
March 23, 2018

Monthly Web Traffic for Major Bitcoin Exchanges Falls by Half

The disappointing price performances of the cryptocurrency markets in January and February have apparently driven many bitcoin traders to avoid checking on their exchange accounts. Estimations of the total number of visits to the trading venues based on web traffic show a sharp decline month over month.      Also Read: University Student Gang ”Breaking Bad” Jailed For Dealing $1M+ in Drugs for Bitcoin Exchange Traffic Takes a Nosedive The total number of visits at the websites of major bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges has crashed in February. Generally speaking, looking across over a dozen top exchanges, web traffic seems to have peaked in December 2017 or January 2018 and fallen off by half in February, reaching a similar or lower number of visits to that of November 2017 for each website. According to market intelligence tool Similarweb, the total number […]
March 23, 2018

Coinbase In Talks to Buy Bitcoin Startup Earn.com

U.S. crypto exchange provider Coinbase is in talks to purchase Earn.com, formerly 21.
March 23, 2018

The US Postal Service Is Looking at Backing Up Data With Blockchain

The US Postal Service Is Looking at Backing Up Data With Blockchain The U.S. Postal Service is eyeing blockchain as part of a system for establishing digital trust, newly published patent documents indicate. The “Methods and Systems for Digital Trust Architecture” patent application was published on March 22, having been initially filed last September. According to the… The post The US Postal Service Is Looking at Backing Up Data With Blockchain appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 23, 2018

Chinese Exchange Bitasia Now Supports 0-Confirmation BCH Transactions

Earlier this week the Chinese exchange Bitasia announced it started accepting zero-confirmation transactions for bitcoin cash (BCH) for instant trading. The trading platform is one of the first exchanges to enable zero-confirmation transactions so traders can use the platform as quickly as possible. Also read: Québec Premier: We’re Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining Chinese Exchange Bitasia Adds Zero-Confirmation Support for BCH Deposits The Chinese exchange Bitasia is a trading platform that allows traders to swap a variety of cryptocurrencies including ETH, LTC, ETC, BTC, BCH, and more. This week the exchange detailed that after some contemplation the trading platform will support zero-confirmation transactions for the bitcoin cash network. A zero-confirmation transaction means that exchanges, merchants, and other businesses are willing to accept a digital currency before the first network confirmation. The general sentiment within the BTC community is that at […]
March 23, 2018

FundFantasy Is Speeding Towards The Goal – 48 Hours left on ICO!

There are only 48 hours left before the FundFantasy ICO is over. Supporters have been pouring in, making our community great and strengthening the project. We still have 2 more days to add even more supporters and make our community grow even further so that the benefits of the FundFantasy platform spread to a larger audience. The 50% bonus will give our supporters even more benefits for their contribution, and the airdrop* following the ICO will allow them to add to their share of FundFantasy tokens. FundFantasy’s Benefits But apart from the closing window on the ICO, the handy bonus and the great benefits from the subsequent ICO, what is FundFantasy actually offering to those who participate with a contribution? The short answer is: Access to an innovative platform that is gamifying investment. FundFantasy offers the following advantages: A provably […]
March 23, 2018

Winco’s Token Sale – Conntecting Blockchain Technology with Non-Digital Businesses

Winco– Connected Blockchain Technology with Non-Digital Businesses About Winco Winco is an all-encompassing Ethereum-based platform that makes available to businesses outside of the digital environment the benefits of blockchain technology, by employing an ever-growing network of companies and startups withgood prospects for the future. Winco’s objective Winco has developed their product to be used in investing in real-world goods such as real estate ventures and franchises,considering thatthese assets have their own value.Winco’s digital currency will have many uses in retail networks both online and offline, and also on the exchanges of the market.The Winco token will also be used by the platform’s customers to make payments, and also cover the fees for the employees and suppliers of these retailers. Blockchain technology has changedhow transactions are processed by making them cheaper, faster and more secure. Blockchain technology is developing at a […]
March 23, 2018

Vestarin offers an opportunity to buy TESLA supercars with VST tokens

The ambitious Vestarin project which team is working on a multifunctional platform for consumer sales to be made in cryptocurrency has concluded a partnership agreement with Moscow Tesla Club for the sale of Tesla elite electric cars at the Russian market. Transactions will be completed at Vestarin platform in VST tokens. Vestarin is an international blockchain startup aimed at the integration of cryptocurrencies into the most mass segments of the consumer market: from online retailers or restaurants to cars and real estate. It should be noted that the demo version of the application was already introduced before the start of ICO, and now the digital product is in a phase of active developing. Moscow Tesla Club, in turn, is known as one of the most dynamically developing companies selling electric cars in the Russian market. It is also an official dealer of Tesla in Russia. […]
March 23, 2018

LTCUSD Technical Analysis for 03/23/2018 – How Low Can It Go?

LTCUSD is bouncing off its descending channel resistance and looks ready to resume the drop to support. However, technical indicators are suggesting that the selloff is overdone. The 100 SMA just crossed above the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the upside. In other words, resistance is more likely to break than to hold. In addition, these moving averages are holding as dynamic inflection points. Stochastic is heading south but dipping into oversold territory to signal that buyers are ready to return. RSI also has some room to move lower but is nearing oversold levels and might draw buyers back in. A dip could still find support at the mid-channel area of interest around 140.00. If so, price could form an inverse head and shoulders formation that would be a classic reversal signal. […]
March 23, 2018

Upbit Exchange to Launch Korea’s First Cryptocurrency Index

Upbit, South Korea’s second largest crypto exchange, is planning to launch a new cryptocurrency index called UBCI (Upbit Crypto Index). The concept is to provide a standard index which can measure market conditions by suggesting and creating a coin quote standard. In a report by Business Korea this morning, it was noted that the company operating Upbit, Dunamu, aims to provide this index in order to make it easier for investors to understand overall market trends and the bigger picture. Branching Out In addition to the new cryptocurrency index, the company also plans to expand the business so that the index can be used on international markets. There is often a discrepancy between cryptocurrency prices on domestic and international markets due to local demand. South Korea is a dominant player in crypto trading and what happens there often has wider […]
March 23, 2018

Dutch Court Finds That Bitcoin Has Characteristics Of Property

According to the district court of Amsterdam, bitcoin is transferable and has value.
March 23, 2018

UK Announces Cryptocurrency Taskforce, Australian FinTech Partnership

Several UK government agencies will collectively make up a newly unveiled cryptocurrency taskforce.
March 23, 2018

Japan Warns Binance Exchange Over Licensing

The Japanese financial regulator has issued a warning to Binance over its operation legitimacy in Japan.
March 23, 2018

The US Postal Service Is Looking at Backing Up Data With Blockchain

The U.S. Postal Service is eyeing blockchain as part of a system for establishing digital trust, newly published patent documents indicate.
March 23, 2018

Top Eastern European Crypto Expert Joins TruePlay.io Advisory Board

Alex Momot, CEO of Remme.io and one of the top crypto experts in Eastern Europe, became an advisor at TruePlay.io – an innovative blockchain-based platform for gambling projects. A Board Member of the Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine for the last three years, Mr. Momot has been in the Bitcoin mining business since 2015. With over ten years of IT-experience, Mr. Momot has been working in the blockchain industry since 2013. In 2014 Alex ran BitX, a start up that allowed people to pay for telecom and other everyday usage services in bitcoins. Besides serving as the CEO of Remme.io, he is the BDM of Hotmine.io – a popular mining hardware store that’s focused on utilizing the thermal energy produced by mining to heat office and living spaces. TruePlay – a new and innovative platform designed to rid the online gambling market […]
March 23, 2018

0 to 50% – Time to Pay Crypto Taxes in the European “Union”

With the increasing popularity of bitcoin and the like, this year’s tax campaign in Europe comes with many questions on how to report and pay crypto taxes. Despite the obvious hesitation on the part of many governments to comprehensively regulate/legalize the sector, cryptocurrency incomes and profits “enjoy” special attention. Different decisions on the matter pose different challenges to citizens of individual member-states. Also read: Excessive Crypto Regulation Not Optimal, EU Banking Authority Says Different Approaches There is no uniform approach towards cryptocurrencies in any region and Europe is no exception when it comes to taxation. The recently held G20 summit proves no global consensus on the status of cryptocurrencies, and each jurisdiction is expected to take its own decisions in the short run. In the absence of pan-European guidelines on how to treat crypto-related incomes and profits, some member-states follow […]
March 23, 2018

HitBTC IS NOW LISTING STELLAR LUMENS (XLM) AND OPENS 3 NEW MARKETS WITH IOTA

HitBTC IS NOW LISTING STELLAR LUMENS (XLM) AND OPENS 3 NEW MARKETS WITH IOTA   March 22, 2018   HitBTC announces listing Lumens (XLM), the asset of Stellar borderless payment network. The brainchild of Ripple founder Jed McCaleb, Stellar is an open-source distributed payments infrastructure, connecting financial institutions to reduce the cost and time required… The post HitBTC IS NOW LISTING STELLAR LUMENS (XLM) AND OPENS 3 NEW MARKETS WITH IOTA appeared first on Altcoin Today.