January 22, 2018

PR: YouTube For Professional Development LiveEdu ICO Reaches $8m in Less Than a Week! 10 Reasons to Participate in the Crowdsale

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. The LiveEdu ICO has gotten off to a great start with over $7M raised so far. The public sale opened on Jan. 15th, 5pm UTC with a 20% bonus on the first day. Bonus dropped to 17% on the second day and then drops by 1% every two days until it reaches 5%. The official end date of the ICO will be Feb. 10th unless the $10M hard cap is reached before. Here are 10 reasons to participate in the LiveEdu ICO: 1)Unlike other ICOs that do not have a product launched and bear product […]
January 22, 2018

Deutsche Bank Analysts: Low Volatility on Wall Street Brings Investors To Crypto

Deutsche Bank analysts see a connection between a stable stock market and the rising prices in the crypto markets. #NEWS
January 22, 2018

 Ellcrys, The Blockchain For Building Community-Owned Software Organizations Announces Token Sale

Ellcrys is a Source-Level DAO (SDAO) blockchain-based network that anyone can join and contribute to the open source software products […] The post  Ellcrys, The Blockchain For Building Community-Owned Software Organizations Announces Token Sale appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 22, 2018

BETEX: A Blockchain Powered Peer-To-Peer Binary Options Platform.

There are plenty of ways to make money in today’s world and one among them is a fairly new and […] The post BETEX: A Blockchain Powered Peer-To-Peer Binary Options Platform. appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 22, 2018

StreamDesk – A Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange for the Blockchain Generation

The cryptocurrency market is growing incredibly and it has a lot of future potential to keep this trend. Every day more institutions and individuals embrace cryptocurrencies. But not all of… Continue reading “StreamDesk – A Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange for the Blockchain Generation” The post StreamDesk – A Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange for the Blockchain Generation appeared first on .
January 22, 2018

Don’t HODL, BUIDL: How Blockchain Tech Will Add Value in 2018

The question is what can we solve, enhance, or deliver that will make individuals or organizations produce more, be more efficient or enjoy life more?
January 22, 2018

Indian State Partners With Fund To Launch Blockchain Ecosystem

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh announced a partnership with Covalent Fund to kickstart a blockchain ecosystem at its Fintech Valley Vizag.
January 22, 2018

Senior Figures Clash as the Tezos ICO War Heats Up

Tezos, last year’s most notorious ICO, is back in the news and once again it’s for all the wrong reasons. The blockchain project, with its promise of decentralized governance, was hailed as a paragon of success after raising $232 million in 2017. Then, things turned ugly and have stayed that way ever since. In addition to facing two lawsuits, Tezos is riddled with in-fighting at the highest level. This week, the foundation’s president, Johann Gevers, was accused of operating a dictatorship as the acrimony intensified. Also read: Grayscale Will Launch Stock Split for Bitcoin Trust Shares When Blockchain Goes Wrong For investors who contributed to Tezos’ July crowdsale, the ensuing six months have been agonizing and expensive. Bitcoin traded for $2,000 back then and ethereum went for a little over $200. Had things played out differently, many investors would have flipped […]
January 22, 2018

Lightning Network’s Pizza Day? First Ever Physical Purchase On Lightning Network

The first ever physical transaction may have been completed two days ago on the Lighting Network, according to Reddit user /u/btc_throwaway1337. #NEWS
January 22, 2018

Opening Hyperledger: Consortium to Create Experimental Labs for Startups

An effort to connect startups with companies formally recognized by Hyperledger, the measure may accelerate the rate at which new ideas find traction.
January 22, 2018

The Life of Litecoin Without Lee

Crypto traders can be a fickle bunch as  last month’s hero can quickly become this month’s zero. Altcoins can go out of favor just as fast as they came into it and can rapidly slide down the market capacity charts in favor of a shiny new contender. One stalwart of the crypto world that has suffered this fate lately is Litecoin, and many are speculating about the effect the actions of its founder have played on its current performance. Litecoin has always been relatively stable in comparison to other altcoins which surge, spike, and crash at the whim of a Tweet or the word of a shill. There has recently been some speculation that LTC founder and ex-Google engineer Charlie Lee selling off his entire stash could have affected the market price and confidence in the coin. Lite Flying Often […]
January 22, 2018

Korean Crypto Exchanges to Share Data with Banks in New Account System This Month

The South Korean government has announced that six major banks will be ready to provide services to cryptocurrency exchanges this month. Under the new system, the government requires exchanges to share user data with banks. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations Exchanges to Share Data with Banks The Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) announced some additional details of the new real-name system for cryptocurrency accounts on Sunday. “The government plans to require cryptocurrency exchanges to share users’ transaction data with banks,” an FSC official said, as quoted by the Investor. The official emphasized: Banks are expected to introduce the system, which will require cryptocurrency exchanges to share users‘ transaction data with banks, late this month or early next month. The new system will end the current practice of virtual account usage which allows anonymous […]
January 22, 2018

Cointed Transparency Report: Company Structure and Ownership

For a few months the team worked together with independent auditors to create a detailed Transparency Report. In it, you […] The post Cointed Transparency Report: Company Structure and Ownership appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 22, 2018

Pinkcoin partners with Pi-Supply and launches hardware development arm

Pinkcoin, a social impact cryptocurrency Co-founded by professional poker player turned cryptocurrency philanthropist and entrepreneur Danny Johnson announced today the launch of Pinklabs; the hardware development arm of Pinkcoin. Pinkcoin partners with Pi-Supply and launches hardware development arm was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 22, 2018

VeChain, WaltonChain Strong Through Red Sunday

After a strong Saturday, the global market has dropped over 10%. Bitcoin (BTC) is down 8% to US$11,500, and a over 75% of the top 100 coins have also lost Bitcoin value in the past 24 hours. However, there are a handful of strong contenders that have overcome this dip. Among these are Waltonchain (WTC) and VeChain (VEN). VEN is up 2% in USD, currently trading just above $US8.00, with a BTC value of just under 70k sats. WTC is down a slight 2% in USD, and trading around US$29.00. Today’s performance of both coins is symbolic of their sizable gains recently, even in the wake of the major bear trend within the past week. Both Walton and VeChain strive to incorporate their blockchain infrastructures to enhance performance and efficiency for businesses. Waltonchain offers revolutionary technology that combines blockchain architecture with RFID […]
January 22, 2018

More than Half of Russians Know About Bitcoin Now

More than half of Russians have some knowledge about bitcoin, according to a new survey. Awareness is higher among young people and in major cities. Three quarters of the Muscovites feel informed about the leading cryptocurrency thanks to 185,000 publications in news outlets. Bitcoin is the most popular word in Russian social media, another study shows. Also read: Survey: Indians See Brighter Crypto Future than Americans Young and Online (Profile of the Savvy) In a year with major developments for bitcoin, many more Russians have become aware of the first crypto. 56% of them now say they know about Bitcoin, according to a recent survey conducted by VCIOM, the “All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion”. The number of knowledgeable respondents rises to 66% of active internet users. The awareness among young Russians has reached 75% (18 to 24-years-olds), and […]
January 22, 2018

NVIDIA Asks Retailers to Sell Graphics Cards to Gamers Over Cryptocurrency Miners

California-based technology company NVIDIA has asked retailers of its graphics cards to prioritize sales to gamers over cryptocurrency miners. The Rush for Graphics Cards Despite the cryptocurrency market’s recent drop, cryptocurrency miners are still able to produce a sizeable profit. In 2017 the global cryptocurrency market grew at an exceptional rate and this also caused a huge spike in cryptocurrency miners. Currently, cryptocurrency miners can receive a fast and relatively high ROI on their mining operations. The rise of crypto miners also caused a global scarcity and price hike for graphics cards. For example, a GeForce GTX 1080 from NVIDIA would normally sell for $499 at a retailer, but right now the same graphics card can cost as high as $1250. The high price and scarcity of graphics cards have angered a lot of people in the PC gaming community, and […]
January 22, 2018

IOTA Technical Analysis for 01/22/2018 – Selloff Continuation Signals

IOTA continues to trend lower against bitcoin as it tests the resistance of its falling channel on the 1-hour time […] The post IOTA Technical Analysis for 01/22/2018 – Selloff Continuation Signals appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 22, 2018

Consumer Protection Association Slams Bank for Blocking Transfers to Bitcoin Exchanges

From Israel to Australia, commercial banks in various parts of the world have tried preventing people from entering the cryptocurrency market by blocking money transfers to bitcoin exchanges. Now the largest consumer association in Portugal has called out a local bank for trying to do the same. Also Read: U.S. Rating Agency to Issue Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Grades Wednesday Banco Santander Totta DECO, the Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection, has came out against the actions of Banco Santander Totta S.A., the fourth largest bank in Portugal. This happened following reports by Portuguese clients of the bank that it is blocking interbank transfers to accounts related to bitcoin exchanges. The association has confirmed that the bank is acting in this manner as a policy, despite not having any known legal basis to support its actions. Founded in 1974, DECO is an […]
January 22, 2018

Ellcrys is a Breath of Fresh Air for Open Source Collaborators

Ellcrys is an up and coming blockchain network that aims to revolutionize the way developers work together. In addition to trying to revitalize collaborative efforts, the company has an ICO that promises to make the mining and distribution of its native cryptocurrency fairer and more accessible. A Growing Problem Technology has infiltrated every part of our everyday lives leading to a surge of products and services and, along with it, the demand for people to develop these projects. Unfortunately, current web service providers limit organization accounts to only one admin or owner. This structure, present on services like Github, Stripe, and Heroku, gives a single person the power to add or remove people at will and manage the account resources. A framework such as this is incompatible with future decentralization, where there is no single owner, no leader, no trust, and […]
January 22, 2018

Bitcoin Under Increasing Scrutiny on Island of Bali

Bitcoin Under Increasing Scrutiny on Island of Bali Bitcoin is under heavy surveillance on Bali, an island in the Indonesian archipelago, according to local reports. Central Bank officials are seeking to crack down on the use of the cryptocurrency anywhere in the nation. Causa Iman Karana, head of Bank Indonesia’s representative office in Bali said: “We found out… The post Bitcoin Under Increasing Scrutiny on Island of Bali appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

To all the honeys makin’ money: when doing an ICO makes sense?

Being a co-founder of a blockchain-based startup and saying that ICOs are not always the optimal way to raise money might seem contradictory. Especially that once I state that I work in the blockchain space, I almost always get asked when we are going to do an ICO. My answer is ‘when the time is right’. So when is it ‘right’? First of all, what does ICO actually mean? ICO is an Initial Coin Offering — a form of a crowdfunding mechanism — where a startup unveils their idea to the world and asks people to contribute money so that they could make the idea come true. The details of the idea as well as the project roadmap will usually be found in a whitepaper. The contribution by the supporters will actually be in cryptocurrency, most often Ethereum (ETH). And what people get in return for their […]
January 21, 2018

Why IoT Needs the Blockchain, and Blockchain needs IoT

Why IoT Needs the Blockchain, and Blockchain needs IoT was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 21, 2018

Lightning Network can Restore Bitcoin’s Former Glory

Lightning Network can Restore Bitcoin’s Former Glory Bitcoin users all over the world have high expectations for the Lightning Network. This technology is not close to being production ready, though. Several users have conducted some LN tests on the Bitcoin testnet. So far, these tests yield some great results. Low fees and fast transactions are… The post Lightning Network can Restore Bitcoin’s Former Glory appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

This Week in Bitcoin: Up, Down and Sideways

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From the hubris and excess of the North American Bitcoin Conference to the gloominess of the crypto markets, it’s been a feel-o-coaster of a week. Fear, uncertainty and doubt were the overarching emotions amidst a turbulent seven days, but there was also space for cheer, schadenfreude and disbelief. Welcome to another week in bitcoin. Also read: Blockchain Rolls Out Trading Feature for 22 States in the U.S. High Drama Amidst Low Prices This week in bitcoin managed to cram in more drama than a Mexican telenovela, with major market drama, regulatory drama, and Ponzi drama to name but three. Things started smoothly enough, with our leading story, as Monday broke, addressing the fact that 80% of all bitcoins have now been mined. Traditional media picked that one up and […]
January 21, 2018

Weiss Ratings Will Release The First Ever Crypto Ratings In Just Two Days

Weiss Ratings Will Release The First Ever Crypto Ratings In Just Two Days An Independant US based ratings agency has announced they will be issuing ratings for all major Cryptocurrencies in just 2 days, their website has a countdown clock for anyone wishing to keep track of when these ratings will be released. Weiss Ratings, the nation’s leading independent rating agency of financial institutions, will issue letter grades on cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, NEM, Litecoin, Stellar, EOS, IOTA, Dash, NEO, TRON, Monero, Bitcoin Gold and many others. “Many cryptocurrencies are murky, overhyped and vulnerable to crashes. The market desperately needs the clarity that only robust, impartial ratings can provide,” said Weiss Ratings founder, Martin D. Weiss, PhD. “We’re proud to be the first to bring that benefit to investors — to help them cut through the […]
January 21, 2018

Ethereum Development Walkthrough (Part 3: Security, limitations, and considerations)

Ethereum Development Walkthrough (Part 3: Security, limitations, and considerations) was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 21, 2018

Resistance to Cryptocurrency as Explained by Behavioral Economics

Of all the attention that cryptocurrencies have received, the most fascinating phenomenon I have witnessed in the past year has been the strong, almost visceral, negative reaction that some people have towards the technology. If nothing else, cryptocurrencies have provided food for thought on a number of topics, including what constitutes a “currency” and various psychological quirks like FOMO (fear of missing out) and loss aversion. In this piece, I will examine the response to cryptocurrency from different groups, like governments, banks, and investors, using the lens of behavioral economics, which is the study of psychology as it relates to the economic decision-making processes of individuals and institutions. This piece does not advocate for or against the adoption of cryptocurrencies or comment on recent price fluctuations. Resistance to Cryptocurrency as Explained by Behavioral Economics was originally published in Hacker Noon […]
January 21, 2018

Store of value / Vulnerabilities in store

Demons in Digital Gold, Part 3 Store of value / Vulnerabilities in store was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 21, 2018

Blockchain Platforms Will Make Us Happier

Peer-to-Peer Technologies and Our Journey to “Personal Freedom” Blockchain Platforms Will Make Us Happier was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 21, 2018

State of Global Cryptocurrency Regulation (January 2018)

Regulation of cryptocurrencies is in flux and may change in the following months. In the meantime, it may be useful to understand where various governments stand on the regulation of cryptocurrencies. This piece covers regulations and statements from the United States (SEC, CFTC, IRS), China, South Korea, Japan, and the European Union. Each represents a meaningful chunk of global participation in cryptocurrencies, and a regulatory change in one or more of these regions could move the market. This piece offers a broad overview and provides links where possible for further reading and analysis. State of Global Cryptocurrency Regulation (January 2018) was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 21, 2018

You Don’t Have to Invest in Cryptocurrencies to Want Them to Succeed

Lost in the media’s obsession with the rapid ascent and recent fall of cryptocurrency market capitalizations is the technology behind the coins and the potential impact it could have, especially for individuals. It is unfortunate that the media has created a wave of FOMO (fear of missing out) and an almost us vs. them spin pitting most of society against a small group of early believers in blockchain technology by emphasizing the recent financial success they have enjoyed. In this piece, I will explain why people are excited about the potential that cryptocurrencies offer and the real, tangible benefits they offer people around the world. You Don’t Have to Invest in Cryptocurrencies to Want Them to Succeed was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 21, 2018

Grayscale Will Launch Stock Split for Bitcoin Trust Shares

This week the sponsor of the Bitcoin Investment Trust, Grayscale Investments has announced the launch of a 91-for-1 stock split of the Trust’s issued and outstanding shares. According to Grayscale, the division will take place on January 22 and shareholders will receive 90 more shares on top of their original shares held. Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound But Uncertainty Still Lingers The Bitcoin Trust Is Creating a 91-1 Stock Split Grayscale Investments, Bitcoin Investment Trust (OTCQX: GBTC) is a popular investment fund based on the price of bitcoins held in reserves. Most investment trusts own a fixed amount of the asset and investors purchase shares of the Net Asset Value (NAV). One GBTC share is worth around 1/10th of BTC and users also pay portfolio maintenance fees. Investors like GBTC because it is considered one of the only stock […]
January 21, 2018

Report: India’s Government Sends Tax Notices to Cryptocurrency Traders

Report: India’s Government Sends Tax Notices to Cryptocurrency Traders India’s government has reportedly sent tax notices to cryptocurrency traders and investors following a nationwide survey. According to Reuters, a survey found that Indian citizens conducted more than $3.5 billion worth of trades and other transactions across a 17-month period. The government also collected data from nine… The post Report: India’s Government Sends Tax Notices to Cryptocurrency Traders appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

The Social Good Of Crypto

The Social Good Of Crypto was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 21, 2018

OKCoin Eyes Cryptocurrency Exchange Launch in South Korea

OKCoin Eyes Cryptocurrency Exchange Launch in South Korea Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin is reportedly moving to launch in South Korea – possibly as soon as next month. According to The Korea Times, the Beijing-based firm is eyeing a partnership with NHN Entertainment, a Korean developer, publisher, and distributor of mobile and PC games, for the venture. The news… The post OKCoin Eyes Cryptocurrency Exchange Launch in South Korea appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

Coinbase to Reopen the GDAX Bitcoin Cash-Euro Order Book

Many European cryptocurrency investors are about to get another venue for investing in bitcoin cash with their regional fiat. The GDAX exchange will start offering BCH/EUR trading again in just a couple of days. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Added to Keepkey Wallet, Exchanges in India and Hong Kong BCH/EUR on GDAX GDAX exchange, a subsidiary of San Francisco-headquartered Coinbase, has announced that it will open its BCH/EUR order book on Wednesday January 24 at 02:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST). This will allow its European users to gain access to bitcoin cash trading directly, without having to exchange their euros to BTC first and paying a commission twice. As we previously reported, in December 2017 Coinbase was forced to halt bitcoin cash trading on both platforms soon after it started, botching the launch. Besides operational problems like an inability to […]
January 21, 2018

European Central Bank to Discuss Bitcoin and Blockchain With Youth

European Central Bank to Discuss Bitcoin and Blockchain With Youth One of the three major questions that the President of the European Central Bank will be answering via a series of videos on Feb. 12, 2018 is about cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. Mario Draghi will respond to the selected questions, whether Bitcoin offers a viable alternative to traditional… The post European Central Bank to Discuss Bitcoin and Blockchain With Youth appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

Cointopia Aims to Become the AngelList for ICO Projects

The initial coin offering industry is still very popular as of right now. It is evident this business model has also created a few more problems in terms of regulations and lawsuits. Cointopia aims to become a new ICO-oriented platform which focuses on creating a stronger community for this sector. Moreover, Cointopia wants to become a comprehensive solution for token sales and post-ICO management. It’s a very interesting concept which could help legitimize the industry as a whole. Cointopia Focuses on the ICO Industry The main bread and butter of Cointopia is matching users with the best upcoming ICOs. Rather than presenting individuals with a long list of upcoming ICO projects, users will only see projects which match their preferences. Additionally, individuals will be able to form “syndicates” for group purchasing, and there’s an option to follow ICO influencers. The latter point is rather interesting, but it also […]
January 21, 2018

What Is Binance Coin?

Whenever cryptocurrency exchanges issue their own coins, some people will be wary. After all, such currencies can only be traded on the main exchange, which makes them seem prone to market manipulation. In the case of Binance Coin, things appear to be looking pretty good. It is an interesting cryptocurrency in its own right, especially because it has surged in value by so much. Why Does Binance Need its own Coin? That is always the main question to ask when exchanges decide to make moves like this. Native exchange-traded currencies which can’t be exchanged anywhere else also make for an interesting discussion. Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges to date, decided to issue 197,192,382 BNB in total, even though only 99,014,000 are in circulation at present. This currency is used to pay expenses on the trading platform. Additionally, Binance […]
January 21, 2018

Venezuela Blasts ‘False’ White Paper for Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Blasts ‘False’ White Paper for Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Venezuela’s government is pushing back against what it calls “false information” in connection with a purported white paper tied to its planned oil-backed cryptocurrency. While the South American nation did not confirm exactly what this false information constitutes, the superintendent of Venezuelan Cryptoassets and Related Activities –… The post Venezuela Blasts ‘False’ White Paper for Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

Foreign Cryptocurrency Traders can no Longer Deposit Korean Won on Korbit

It is evident things are changing in the Korean cryptocurrency industry. Local exchanges and trading platforms have to adhere to […] The post Foreign Cryptocurrency Traders can no Longer Deposit Korean Won on Korbit appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 21, 2018

CFTC Slaps Fraud Charges on Three Cryptocurrency Entrepreneurs and Companies

It is never good to see the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission go after virtual currency operators. This is especially true when the charges revolve around defrauding customers. Even though interest in cryptocurrencies has soared recently, there are still a lot of people looking to steal your money. With the CFTC now getting involved, it will be interesting to see what type of regulation gets introduced in the future. The CFTC Flexes its Muscles No one should be allowed to defraud investors, no matter what industry they are involved in. As far as the world of cryptocurrency is concerned, we have seen a fair few companies and users scam others, leading to major financial losses. Now that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission has filed fraud charges against three virtual currency operators, things have taken another worrisome turn. Bringing the bad apples to justice is […]
January 21, 2018

Bitcoin Laundering Less Than One Percent of All Transactions

Bitcoin Laundering Less Than One Percent of All Transactions A recent report from the joint Bitcoin analysis team of FDD and Ellicit, a Bitcoin forensics company, indicates that less than one percent of all Bitcoin transactions involve money laundering. The report, written to help analyze the flow of funds and the danger of money laundering,… The post Bitcoin Laundering Less Than One Percent of All Transactions appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

Blockchain Rolls Out Trading Feature for 22 States in the U.S.

Blockchain Rolls Out Trading Feature for 22 States in the U.S. This week the UK-based company Blockchain has announced it has begun to roll out buying and selling features for U.S. residents. Starting now Blockchain Wallet users from 22 states can sell units of bitcoin core from within the wallets interface and other digital assets… The post Blockchain Rolls Out Trading Feature for 22 States in the U.S. appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

U.S. Rating Agency to Issue Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Grades Wednesday

Additional Wall Street money might start making its way into cryptocurrency investments soon. An American rating agency is set to issue grades for bitcoin and a host of altcoins this week, possibly opening the door for more fund managers to enter the field. Also Read: Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger Raises $75 Million from VC Investors Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Weiss Ratings, a U.S. independent rating agency, had announced that it will issue letter grades on cryptocurrencies, to be released Wednesday January 24. Beyond market leader bitcoin (BTC), the rating agency will also issue grades for ethereum (ETH), Ripple’s XRP, bitcoin cash (BCH), cardano (ADA), NEM (XEM), litecoin (LTC), stellar (XLM), EOS, IOTA, Dash, NEO, TRON, Monero (XMR), bitcoin gold (BTG) and many others. The rating agency, which was founded in 1971, grades about 55,000 institutions and investments including banks, credit union, […]
January 21, 2018

PR: Game Machine – Game Investments That Connect to the Cryptoworld

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. Over the past decades, the gaming market has grown dramatically. And PC games section remain as the huge part of the industry. The increased amount of new titles, the emergence of eSports and the digital distribution allow gaming companies to expand their margin and attract the global audience. The rising number of gamers and Internet users combined with evolving tech ensures a growing number of prospective consumers. As the gaming industry reached the $100 billion mark, more and more investors are considering this promising sector which shows that the industry is bursting with its potential. […]
January 21, 2018

Retail Conglomerate Launches Online Mall Accepting Only MegaX and Bitcoin Cash

[Singapore – 21 Jan 2018] Singapore-based MegaX introduces first-of-its-kind global millennial online mall having raised USD2.5M from a token sale concluded on 16 November 2017. MegaX, a partnership between iFashion Group and MC Payment, has launched an online mall (Megaxstore.com) targeted at millennials. Having been in the retail industry since 2009, the mall has served over 1 million customers worldwide. The mall will provide visitors with access to over 1,500 global brands and 80,000 products, featuring items such as the Google Pixel 2, the Oculus Rift Touch VR System, iPhone X and even adrenaline-pumping toys like the hydro jet that allows you to hover above the sea. The online mall will also include exclusive concierge service which aims to provide shoppers looking for a getaway with unique holiday experiences. Expect packages such as exotic stays in Irish castles, silver mines, […]
January 21, 2018

Cryptocurrencies Aren’t Crashing due to Governments and Their Irrelevant Decisions

Depending on who you believe, cryptocurrencies will either crush the financial markets or disappear altogether. It is a very interesting […] The post Cryptocurrencies Aren’t Crashing due to Governments and Their Irrelevant Decisions appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 21, 2018

Pinnacle’s Key Features

Pinnacle is the trading and investment platform that will become your primary point of access to the growing world of crypto, CFD, stocks, futures, and options investment. Pinnacle will be a full featured investment multiplex with truly automated trading features for beginners, and the very best trading tools for professionals. This platform will revolutionize trading cryptocurrency and world markets. Every single person can become a successful trader as long as they use the right tools and choose the trading style that fits their strengths and weaknesses. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Pinnacle Key Features include: Pinnacle will allow traders to perform all trading tasks on one single platform. There are some websites and applications that will do some of the things that Pinnacle will do, but traders always end up having to login to multiple sites to get all […]
January 21, 2018

Tether Issued Its Two Billionth USDT Token Due to Seemingly Growing Demand

If there is one particular token in the cryptocurrency world which sparks the most debate, it has to be Tether’s USDT. Although this is supposed to be a digital representation of the US dollar, there have been numerous concerns over its rapidly increasing supply and the financial assets required to back it. As of right now, the Tether supply is over 2 billion USDT. It’s a remarkable milestone, albeit one that is heavily criticized. Two Billion Tethers are in Circulation It is evident the creation of Tether’s USDT tokens has always been considered rather controversial. Every USDT in circulation represents one US dollar. One would expect the Federal Reserve to oversee the issuance of such pegged tokens, rather than a company known as Tether. So far, there has been no negative backlash, although it may only be a matter of time until the US […]
January 21, 2018

Blockchain Launches Bitcoin Selling Service in 22 US States

Bitcoin enthusiasts living in the United States have multiple options at their disposal for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. Even so, there is still plenty of room for future improvements and competing services. Blockchain, the renowned Bitcoin wallet provider, has partnered with SFOX to make it more convenient to buy and sell cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Users in over 20 states can use this platform as of right now, which will bring some much-needed competition to the ecosystem. Blockchain Lets Users Sell Bitcoin With Ease It is always interesting to see Bitcoin-oriented companies evolve over time. Blockchain started out as a Bitcoin wallet service provider, both for online and mobile users. Over time, the company enabled support for Ethereum as well, which was somewhat of a surprise. To keep the momentum going, the company has now partnered with SFOX to let US-based users […]
January 21, 2018

Judgment Day! Conspiracy Group Claims Bitcoin Created by Rogue AI

A new Bitcoin conspiracy theory has emerged online, claiming that the cryptocurrency was created by a rogue artificial intelligence. Prowl the dark corners of the internet and you’ll stumble across some pretty wild ramblings. The net has allowed people who once had their opinions confined to friends and family the ability to broadcast their beliefs to the entire world. The world of cryptocurrency has now been submerged into the fantastical world of conspiracy theories. An intriguing Bitcoin conspiracy theory is that the virtual currency was created by a rogue AI. Did Skynet Create Bitcoin? This conspiracy theory concerning Bitcoin is promoted by a YouTube channel called UFO Today, which focuses on UFO phenomenon. However, the channel has strayed into crypto territory with a video promoting the idea that an artificial intelligence is responsible for the creation of Bitcoin. According to […]
January 21, 2018

New Report: North Korean Hackers Stole Funds From South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges

New Report: North Korean Hackers Stole Funds From South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges US cybersecurity firm Recorded Future has released a new report linking Lazarus, a North Korean hacking group, to various South Korean cryptocurrency exchange hacking attacks and security breaches. In a report entitled “North Korea Targeted South Korean Cryptocurrency Users and Exchange in Late 2017 Campaign,”… The post New Report: North Korean Hackers Stole Funds From South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Capitalize Further?

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Capitalize Further? Key Points Bitcoin price formed a major bottom at the $9096 low and recovered well against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair is currently attempting to settle above two bearish trend lines with resistance at $12,250 on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX). The price… The post Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Capitalize Further? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

Bitcoin Gold Price Weekly Analysis – BTG/USD Facing 100 SMA

Bitcoin Gold Price Weekly Analysis – BTG/USD Facing 100 SMA Key Points Bitcoin gold price formed a low at $143.92 and started a recovery against the US Dollar. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $240 on the 4-hours chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex). The pair has to break… The post Bitcoin Gold Price Weekly Analysis – BTG/USD Facing 100 SMA appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

The Bread Token Sale has Sold Out – The New Rewards Program Will Be Rolled Out Soon

Letting Your Wallet Pay You Most people have credit cards or loyalty cards for various companies, and many of those cards provide rewards for loyal users. Whether the rewards are points, airline miles, or cash back, some system is in place to reward the most active users. These perks are something that most consumers have come to expect as customary. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article In the crypto economy, however, there are very few such platforms. Instead, using wallets and exchanges often comes with a fee, and crypto holders have gotten used to paying without receiving. All this is about to change however, as Bread, a multi-coin cryptocurrency wallet has announced their rewards program through a proprietary token called BRD. The BRD token has already sold out, with $12 mln sold in the pre-sale, and then $20 mln during […]
January 21, 2018

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – Can ETH/USD Overcome This?

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – Can ETH/USD Overcome This? Key Highlights ETH price is trading nicely above the $1000 level and is moving positively against the US Dollar. There is a monster bearish trend line acting as a resistance at $1150 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair has to… The post Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – Can ETH/USD Overcome This? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – BCH/USD Facing Uphill Task

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – BCH/USD Facing Uphill Task Key Points Bitcoin cash price started an upside correction from the $1340 swing low against the US Dollar. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $1800 on the 4-hours chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). The pair is… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – BCH/USD Facing Uphill Task appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 21, 2018

New Report: North Korean Hackers Stole Funds From South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges

North Korean hackers allegedly stole millions of dollars in funds from South Korean cryptocurrency user #ANALYSIS
January 21, 2018

Blockchain Rolls Out Trading Feature for 22 States in the U.S.

This week the UK-based company Blockchain has announced it has begun to roll out buying and selling features for U.S. residents. Starting now Blockchain Wallet users from 22 states can sell units of bitcoin core from within the wallets interface and other digital assets like bitcoin cash and ethereum will soon follow. Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound But Uncertainty Still Lingers Residents from 22 States Can Use the Blockchain Wallet to Trade Cryptocurrency The firm Blockchain (otherwise known as Blockchain.info) is one of the most popular and oldest cryptocurrency businesses in the space with over 22 million wallet accounts, according to the company. The firm has just announced that users from 22 U.S. states can now sell their bitcoin core from within the wallet (buy options will be available shortly). Out of all users the company’s CEO Peter Smith […]
January 21, 2018

Bitcoin Price Struggles to Remain Above $12,000 Once Again

As is usually the case during the weekend, there is very little exciting news to report on when it comes to cryptocurrency prices. Everything is in the red once again, as Bitcoin struggles to find stable support above $12,000. With a Bitcoin price of $11,949 at the time of writing, we are looking at a 6.35% decline over the past 24 hours. Whether or not this trend will reverse again anytime soon, remains to be determined. Bitcoin Price Struggles are not Over Just yet The year 2018 has not been off to a good start as far as the Bitcoin price is concerned. In fact, it has been rather problematic in many different ways, mainly thanks to the lingering technical issues. Moreover, we have not seen the Bitcoin price show any sign of stability near the $12,000 level whatsoever. Any […]
January 21, 2018

Jewel Amongst Cryptocurrencies

Investors are still looking for new opportunities in the crypto market, one of which is hidden in the currency called Byteball. In the following paragraphs we’ll take a look at advantages of this new technology. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article As time goes on, we can see some problems with Bitcoin and other currencies based on blockchain. Two huge problems are the amount of fees and the issue of transaction times. A new solution, with new technology, has entered the scene, known as Byteball. Byteball offers the solution to where Bitcoin and others went wrong by use of the Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG). Using the DAG system, transaction times are a fraction of what bitcoin is able to reach even under good operating circumstances. Since each transaction is linked to the next and the miner is taken out of […]
January 21, 2018

Small Cap Coins with Big Value Propositions Chipping Away at Bitcoin’s Market Cap

If one wants to look at how the cryptocurrency landscape has changed over time, they can do so with just a single chart. This graph displays each cryptocurrency’s share of… Continue reading “Small Cap Coins with Big Value Propositions Chipping Away at Bitcoin’s Market Cap” The post Small Cap Coins with Big Value Propositions Chipping Away at Bitcoin’s Market Cap appeared first on .
January 21, 2018

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Embrace Cryptocurrency

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Embrace Cryptocurrency There has been a lot of speculation around South Korea and exactly how the Country will move forward in regards to Cryptocurrency over the past few weeks. With fake news a plenty, some mainstream news outlets were initially telling us that South Korea were going to outright ban Cryptocurrencies, this turned out to not be true and in fact the Government were looking into regulating Cryptocurrency in the future, what this regulation would is unknown at present. We also heard how South Korea’s largest bank will not support Cryptocurrency exchanges and both Bithumb and Korbit have stated that their deposits and withdrawals will be halted by the end of the month. Today thought however we hear that South Korea’s second largest bank Shinhan Bank will support Cryptocurrency Exchanges. Korbit have now told its users that […]
January 21, 2018

Dark Caracal Malware Is a Threat to All Mobile Device Users

The electronic devices we use on a daily basis are very prone to hacks, theft, and other software-related issues. One particular security bug uncovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation has researchers greatly concerned. A new type of malware designed to look like popular social messaging applications has already stolen gigabytes worth of data. This puts smartphones and some tablets at risk, but finding a solution to this threat may prove far more difficult than anyone would like. Lebanese Malware has Researchers Concerned Any type of tool that is designed to steal sensitive information is of great concern to security researchers. That’s especially true when that software seemingly targets mobile device users, including lawyers, activists, journalists, and even military personnel. Any specific information obtained from any of these sources could be worth a lot of money to the right buyer. Stealing that information using malware […]
January 21, 2018

Tax Loophole Found for UK Crypto Profits

Each country has its own systems for tax evaluation and collection, and some countries are stricter than others. One of the major issues governments have with cryptocurrencies is the difficulty in taxing profits made on trading. The United Kingdom’s HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs department) found this out the hard way. Finance experts have warned that a loophole which reduces crypto gains to zero can be exploited on tax returns in the UK. It was reported that this could potentially deprive the government of millions in lost revenue. Gambling Winnings HMRC will be expecting a large number of profit declarations on tax returns after the crypto market capacity soared by almost 2000% in the past year. However, the taxman could be seeing far less than anticipated due to a loophole which currently enables crypto profits to be declared as […]
January 21, 2018

4 Blockchain Technology Benefits Apart from Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies had an amazing year in 2017. But its technology, the Blockchain, had also impressive gains. Several enterprises are starting to use this technology in order to… Continue reading “4 Blockchain Technology Benefits Apart from Cryptocurrencies” The post 4 Blockchain Technology Benefits Apart from Cryptocurrencies appeared first on .
January 21, 2018

Contortions for Compliance: Life Under New York’s BitLicense

New York passed the BitLicense in a vacuum. Now state and federal laws are catching up, often with poor coordination, causing a compliance nightmare.
January 21, 2018

Public Blockchain’s Lure Will Become Irresistible for Enterprises in 2018

Decentralized public blockchains are the only way enterprises will commit to digitizing services in an interoperable manner, says EY’s Paul Brody.