February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Acting as ‘Safe Haven of the Crypto World’ – eToro Senior Market Analyst

Bitcoinist spoke with Mati Greenspan, Senior Market Analyst at eToro, on where the Bitcoin price is headed, how the popular platform is handling an influx of new users, and where he sees the cryptocurrency market headed in 2018 and beyond.  eToro is the leading  social investment platform in the world. Moreover, it is one of the first traditional trading platforms that has embraced Bitcoin trading.  By the end of 2013, eToro reportedly had over 3 million accounts, a number that has grown exponentially in the past few years, particularly after the platform began supporting Bitcoin in 2014. Another major boost was the platform’s addition of Etheurem and a few other cryptocurrencies in the beginning of last year. So what’s in store for eToro and the cryptocurrency market for 2018? Let’s find out… ‘This Dip Could Provide an Excellent Point of Entry’ – […]
February 14, 2018

Let’s Talk About Sex! Red Lanterns Launches Pre-ICO on Valentine’s Day

Red Lanterns, the blockchain-based sex education and sexual consent platform, has announced the launch of it’s pre-ICO. It will run from February 14 through February 28, 2018. A generous 50% token bonus is being offered to participants in this early fundraising round. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Red Lanterns is a rapidly developing online service, with both Android and iOS apps ready to download, that helps address both the lack of sexual education in many parts of the world and the need for expressed sexual consent. The Red Lanterns (RL) application is free to download and connects users with sex education experts, psychologists, lifestyle coaches, and more – securely, privately, and intelligently. Red Lanterns offer unique token purchasing structure – REDL tokens are available for purchase directly from the ICO landing page, however, for those who prefer an additional layer […]
February 14, 2018

Citibank India to Not Permit Card Customers Purchasing or Trading Crypto

Citibank India notified debit card and credit card clients via email on the 13:th of February they would no longer be able to participate in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Citing regional and global concerns from regulators, the over a century old institution is following a growing number of traditional banks in cutting off access to the decentralized currency.   Also read: Internet Pioneer Who Influenced Assange & Snowden Dead at 70 Citibank India Bans Bitcoin “Given concerns,” Citibank India informed its customers in an email Tuesday, “both globally and locally including from the Reserve Bank of India, cautioning members of the public regarding the potential economic, financial, operational, legal, customer protection and security related risks associated in dealing with bitcoins, cryptocurrencies and virtual currencies, Citi India has decided to not permit usage of its credit and debit cards towards purchase or […]
February 14, 2018

10 Hours Left to Participate in the LydianCoin ICO – Exclusive Offers to Participate in the Biggest Blockchain Marketing ICO

You only have 10 hours remaining before the initial coin offering will draw to a close. We are overwhelmed with the demand that we have received and can now announce that 20,000+ participants worldwide have already joined the ICO. We are ecstatic to know that so many of you believe in our team and vision. This is just the beginning of how we will revolutionize Blockchain forever, together! Several weeks ago we made a huge announcement about how LydianCoin is building the “Whisper Network Protocol” which will position us as the strongest contender amongst all recent ICO’s. Unlike most ICOs that operate as pump and dump schemes, lack a product, a strong team, or have a track record of building viable businesses, LydianCoin has already created over $1 billion in shareholder value, has an influential group of advisors and team […]
February 14, 2018

Malaysia Central Bank to ”Let Public Decide” Crypto’s Fate

Malaysia’s central bank, Bank Negara, is set to release a “concept paper,” calling for the public to decide the fate of cryptocurrencies in the country, according to a recent report. Bank Negara governor Muhammad Ibrahim is said to have assured the bank will neither ban nor recognize cryptocurrency, and that the paper will be finalized in February. Also read: Internet Pioneer Who Influenced Assange & Snowden Dead at 70 Malaysia Lets Public Decide At the 40th anniversary dinner of Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia, Bank Negara governor Muhammad Ibrahim said, “Basically, we will let the cryptocurrency promoters including bitcoin, ethereum and ripple to be more transparent, the methods to be more transparent and people behind the scene are to be more transparent too. By doing so, the public can decide on its own if they want to invest in […]
February 14, 2018

US Commodities Regulator Establishes Crypto and DLT Committees

The CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee created two subcommittees devoted to cryptocurrencies and blockchain in its meeting today.
February 14, 2018

Canadian Securities Exchange Reveals Plans For Ethereum-Based Fundraising Platform

A stock exchange in Canada has announced its intention to host an Ethereum blockchain platform on which companies can hold ICO-like fundraising events.
February 14, 2018

What Is COBINHOOD?

With the cryptocurrency industry becoming a lot more popular lately, it is only normal that there is more competition among exchanges and trading platforms. Right now, most centralized exchanges have a few things in common, including trading fees and a lack of tradable currencies. With COBINHOOD, that situation will change sooner rather than later. It is the world’s first zero-fee exchange for cryptocurrency trading and is entirely funded through its initial coin offering proceeds. What is COBINHOOD Really? COBINHOOD is a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange which operates with zero fees for all participants. There are no maker or taker fees to speak of, which is a more than welcome change. The team claims it is the first exchange in the world to offer zero-fee trading at all times, which is rather impressive. It is also worth mentioning that the COBINHOOD exchange is available on mobile devices through […]
February 14, 2018

Instagram Bloggers to Receive Cryptocurrency for Advertising – MediaToken Platform Now Accepting Applications

Asset tokenization is the new trend of 2018. It’s now rapidly becoming a widespread instrument all over the blockchain world. More and more people are engaging in developing and using this technology. The reason behind is the fact that tokenization has become an ideal instrument for digital assets and new rapidly growing markets. On the 6th of February, BANKEX’s MediaToken project launched the service that is going to enable tokenization of Instagram accounts as well as the capacity to profit from future advertising on the account. Turismospain was the first Instagram account to use this innovative tool – its tokens have already been issued and they are being traded on the exchange. Before MediaToken, there was no efficient infrastructure on which a fair and transparent market can be built for bloggers and advertisers in social media. Hence the problem of […]
February 14, 2018

City of Dubai Issues License for Cryptocurrency Trading Firm

Different cities and countries all over the world are issuing licenses to different cryptocurrency and blockchain firms. The UAE and Dubai have been involved in cryptocurrency businesses before. But now,… Continue reading “City of Dubai Issues License for Cryptocurrency Trading Firm” The post City of Dubai Issues License for Cryptocurrency Trading Firm appeared first on .
February 14, 2018

What are you token about? Blockchain token economics and rights.

What are you token about? Blockchain token economics and rights. was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 14, 2018

Coinbase Discontinues Credit Card Registration for Cryptocurrency Purchases

US customers will no longer be allowed to add credit cards to their Coinbase account.
February 14, 2018

South African Reserve Bank’s FinTech Programme To Pilot Quorum For Interbank Transfers

The recently created FinTech Programme at the South African Reserve Bank is testing the waters for an Ethereum-based blockchain integration.
February 14, 2018

Moody’s: Bitcoin Volatility (Likely) Won’t Hurt CME’s Risk Rating

Moody’s Investors Service said today that it doesn’t believe the launch of bitcoin futures will hurt the creditworthiness of either CME or Cboe.
February 14, 2018

Crypto Is Now Fastest Growing Donation for Fidelity Charity Arm

Crypto Is Now Fastest Growing Donation for Fidelity Charity Arm Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have proved quite charitable, at least as far as Fidelity Charitable is concerned. Announced today, the global charity revealed it has received $69 million in cryptocurrency donations in 2017, making it the fastest-growing asset type accepted by the firm. According to Fidelity Charitable’s… The post Crypto Is Now Fastest Growing Donation for Fidelity Charity Arm appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

The Other Way to Get Rich with Bitcoin

Looking for a job? Better yet, looking for a job that could actually make you rich in the future? Well, Bitcoin just became the fastest growing skill for freelancers in the world.   Bitcoin Skills? Did everybody else arrive at the bitcoin party that much earlier than you? Does your trading strategy feel like a scientific proof of Murphy’s law? Perhaps you still haven’t bought your first Lambo? Well don’t worry, I have a tip for you: Education, Education, Education. Bitcoin just became the fastest growing skill for freelancers. I know… That sounds like a concept which doesn’t really understand what it’s talking about. Essential skills for this position include excellent time management, Microsoft Office, and bitcoin. Buying bitcoin, check. Buying things with bitcoin, check. Selling bitcoin, check. Transferring bitcoin to friends for the meal we just had when I realize […]
February 14, 2018

Report Claims Litecoin is the Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces

A recent study has revealed Litecoin to be the second most adopted means of payment among dark marketplaces. The study also indicated a significant increase in adoption of Monero among English-speaking platforms. Also Read: South Korean Prosecutor Fights to Confiscate Bitcoins from Criminal Proceeds Dark Marketplaces Increase Altcoin Adoption The study, conducted by Recorded Future, involved the analysis of 150 leading dark web “message boards, marketplaces, and illicit services” in order to ascertain the scale of alternative cryptocurrency adoption on the part of criminal entities in response to rising bitcoin fees. Recorded Future states that “The meteoric rise in popularity of bitcoin among household users, speculators, and institutional investors […] since mid-2017” placed “an enormous load on the blockchain network, resulting in larger payment fees.” Litecoin Is Second Most Dominant Dark Web Currency The study revealed Litecoin to be the second […]
February 14, 2018

Forbes’ ‘Fintech 50 For 2018’ List Includes 11 Blockchain & Crypto Companies

Forbes’ recently released “Fintech 50” list includes 11 companies related to Blockchain and cryptocurrency. #NEWS
February 14, 2018

PR: Virtual Network PodOne’s ICO Bonus Round Ends in Less Than 24 Hours

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. PodOne is a virtual network of on-demand contact center professionals that exists for the sole purposes of reducing labor costs and optimizing staff time, providing self-employment opportunities to individuals world-wide, and increasing the quality of service provided to customers in a call/contact center environment. The company is ushering in the next evolution of contact centers as we know them today. The platform is being developed by the industry’s leading software provider, with 15 years industry expertise, bringing a built-in demand from an existing employer customer base. Phase 1 of the PodOne ICO ends in less […]
February 14, 2018

CFTC Creates Subcommittees On Distributed Ledger Technology And Virtual Currencies

Love is in the air. On Valentine’s Day 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed some affection for blockchain and virtual currency.
February 14, 2018

What Is Litecoin Cash?

Forks of existing cryptocurrencies have become the new hot commodity these days. In the case of Bitcoin, there has only been one successful fork so far, whereas everything else has taken a backseat. In Litecoin’s case, the first major “fork” to be created will be aptly known as Litecoin Cash. It is a SHA-256 fork of the existing Litecoin project, even though it remains to be seen how much interest there will be in this project. Will Anyone Care About Litecoin Cash? While no one will deny Litecoin has earned its place in the world of cryptocurrencies, the same will not necessarily apply to Litecoin Cash. It is a fork of Litecoin which changes quite a few of the things people have come to like about the original Litecoin, which may or may not be a good thing in the […]
February 14, 2018

Meet the Man Who Introduced Roger Ver to Bitcoin

Mark Edge, host of Free Talk Live radio, back in 2011 talked about a new digital asset on his show. The asset became Bitcoin we all now know about, and among the audience of the show there happened to be Roger Ver. #INTERVIEW
February 14, 2018

UK: Coinbase, CEX.IO & Other Major Crypto Firms Create First Self-Regulating Trade Body

UK: Coinbase, CEX.IO & Other Major Crypto Firms Create First Self-Regulating Trade Body Seven of the largest cryptocurrency companies globally have joined forces to form CryptoUK,  a first of its kind trade association, whose goal is to self-regulate within the UK crypto industry, The Telegraph reported Tuesday, Feb. 13. CryptoUK is made up of global cryptocurrency trading platforms and services Coinbase,… The post UK: Coinbase, CEX.IO & Other Major Crypto Firms Create First Self-Regulating Trade Body appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Pantera Capital Claims the Next Bitcoin Bull Run Is Mere Weeks Away

It almost feels as if the whole world is waiting for the next cryptocurrency market uptrend. Whether or not we will see any major developments in 2018 remains to be determined at this point. If Pantera Capital is to be believed, however, a major Bitcoin price turnaround is coming in the next two weeks. It’s a rather optimistic prediction, but it’s not impossible. Timing the Next Bitcoin Bull run With so much momentum affecting the Bitcoin price last week, it has become rather evident the year 2018 is anything but positive so far. With all prices crashing hard in the first six weeks of the new year, people are growing concerned about the future of cryptocurrencies. Even though such negative trends are rather common in the world of Bitcoin, this recent dip is quite spectacular. Percentage-wise, it’s not the worst in history, […]
February 14, 2018

Japanese Crypto Investors Flee Capital Gains Taxation of up to 55%

Reports have indicated that some investors are relocating in search of alternative taxation regimes in order to avoid heavy capital gains taxes. Japan currently taxes capital gains on profits derived through virtual currency trading at between 15% and 55%. Also Read: India’s Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors Japanese Crypto Traders Prepare for Tax Season Japan’s cryptocurrency traders are bracing for the oncoming Japanese tax season, which runs from February 16th until March 15. In Japan, all cryptocurrency earnings are required to be reported as ‘miscellaneous income’, incurring capital gains taxation of between 15% and 55% due to virtual currencies being legally classified as ‘property’. Some traders have criticized the income brackets chosen by the National Tax Agency, with the top bracket applying to payers with an annual income of 40 million yen (approximately 375,000). By contrast, the top […]
February 14, 2018

14/02/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere

14/02/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 14, 2018

How Blockchain Can Rewrite the Future of Supply Chain Management

Google the term ‘blockchain’ and you’ll find an endless list of results, starting from the definition of blockchain to how it can transform industries ranging from retail to trucking, health care  to finance. And that’s just for starters. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Blockchain is more than just an instrument of finance, in fact calling it a ledger recording only transactions is misleading. It is more of a ledger recording “agreements.” It is an immutable system which records the history of “deals” made between two or more parties, in which neither party can go back and change the terms. If you think along these lines, you will realize blockchain has innumerable functionalities apart from merely keeping a record of financial transactions. One such use is transforming the future of supply chain. The Blockchain Supply Chain Imagine documenting every move […]
February 14, 2018

New Phase of Crypto Evolution Is Coming as New Projects Back Their Tokens with Real Economy

Following the mind-blowing glut of ICO’s in mid-2017, the cryptocurrency market is now getting increasingly oversaturated, which results in a recession. The chaos, madness and gold rush seem to subside… Continue reading “New Phase of Crypto Evolution Is Coming as New Projects Back Their Tokens with Real Economy” The post New Phase of Crypto Evolution Is Coming as New Projects Back Their Tokens with Real Economy appeared first on .
February 14, 2018

Dubai: Gold Trading Company Launches ‘World’s First’ Cold Storage Vault For Crypto

A gold trading company in Dubai has been granted the first crypto trading license in the Middle East and will store customers’ crypto in a cold storage vault. #NEWS
February 14, 2018

Microsoft Favors Layer-Two Blockchain Scaling Solutions Over Block Size Increases

There have been a lot of interesting discussions regarding the scaling of blockchain technology. So far, a lot of progress has been made in this regard, even though it seems there is no perfect solution in place. According to research by Microsoft, on-chain scaling is best seen as a temporary solution, but in the long run, it will not be enough. To tackle real-world use cases, a different approach will need to be taken. The Future of Blockchain Scaling In an ideal world, blockchain technology would disrupt any business model one can think of right now. To do so, however, we need proper scaling solutions for this innovative technology. In its current state, there is no such thing as a scalable public blockchain. Private chains, on the other hand, seem to achieve great success in this regard. Microsoft is not too keen […]
February 14, 2018

US Treasury Official Calls for Global Crypto Regulation

The Treasury undersecretary has called for other nations to regulate cryptocurrencies to help protect the financial system and national security.
February 14, 2018

CopyCash Appoints Amir Eslampanah as CTO

CopyCash Appoints Amir Eslampanah as CTO For Immediate Release:     COPYCASH SINGAPORE, 9th February 2018 – CopyCash, a blockchain-based social travesting platform that disrupts and changes the way traders trade in the forex and cryptocurrency markets, announced the appointment of Amir Eslampanah as its Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”). Amir is also on the Board… The post CopyCash Appoints Amir Eslampanah as CTO appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Scam Artist Who Conned $545K Arrested in UAE

A Bitcoin scam artist in the United Arab Emirates who fleeced a victim of $545,000 was arrested, and the stolen money was actually recovered. It seems that some new Bitcoin scam comes along every week. One recent example is of a person claiming to be a crypto celebrity who will send you double the cryptocurrency you’ll send to their wallet. Another is a straight theft of fiat that’s to be used to purchase cryptocurrency. It’s this latter case that we saw happen once again, this time in the United Arab Emirates as a man stole $545,000 meant to be used to buy bitcoins. A $545K Meeting in a Mall? Sounds Legit! The Bitcoin scam took place in a mall in Sharjah, UAE. An Indian national agreed to meet with a man, identified as a Pakistani national, in order to buy […]
February 14, 2018

How a New Blockchain-Based Project is Trying to Build the New Internet

Skycoin project aims to revolutionize the Internet through crypto. #SPONSORED
February 14, 2018

CoinMetro Exchange Raises $8.5 Million Ahead of Formal Token Sale

Hong Kong, 14 February 2018: CoinMetro, the financial platform fuelling the future of blockchain innovation, today confirmed it has raised over $8.5 million, following three flash sales ahead of its planned offering for the COIN (XCM) token. The final flash sale will take place at 12 pm GMT on 14th February 2018, ahead of the main token sale commencing on 21st February 2018. CoinMetro’s pre-token sale goals were met 12 days ahead of schedule. An additional 800 unique buyers supported the most recent flash sale, bringing the total number of investors to almost 5,000. During the course of the pre-token sales, it raised a total of $8,861,325.74, surpassing its $3,700,000 goal and selling all 50,000,000 XCM allotted to the presale phase. The success of the flash sales is a further indicator of the market excitement around the launch of CoinMetro. […]
February 14, 2018

Litecoin Price Surges On News Of LTC-Fiat Payment Service And ‘Scam’ Hard Fork

Following news of LTC merchant solution and ‘scam’ hard fork, Litecoin leads altcoin gains today, Feb. 14 #NEWS
February 14, 2018

The UK Market can access over 30 altcoins in one place with Coindirect

Coindirect is offering a secure peer-to-peer trading platform for 34 of the leading cryptocurrencies. The company has been online since October 2017 and has been steadily building their international presence into English speaking countries. The all-in-one platform lets users not only purchase altcoins in their local currency but allows for real-time transfers between their Bitcoin wallet balance and any of the altcoins on offer. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article 34 altcoins and counting With interest in cryptocurrencies reaching far beyond the established coins such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), Coindirect looks to offer an ever-expanding range of popular altcoins. This eliminates the issue of having to create multiple accounts every time you want to buy a new coin offering. You’ll find altcoins like Monero (XMR), Litecoin (LTC), Neo and Dash amongst many others that are ready to trade […]
February 14, 2018

The Reasons Why Litecoin Gained More Than 30% In Value In Under 24 Hours

After this month’s market crash, Litecoin suffered a 70% drop in the USD value reaching a low value of $109. But the market started to recover and with it, Litecoin… Continue reading “The Reasons Why Litecoin Gained More Than 30% In Value In Under 24 Hours” The post The Reasons Why Litecoin Gained More Than 30% In Value In Under 24 Hours appeared first on .
February 14, 2018

Is The Lightning Network A Return To Central Banking?

Is The Lightning Network A Return To Central Banking? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
February 14, 2018

Saudi Central Bank to Test Ripple Payments Tech

Ripple has struck a deal with Saudi Arabia’s central bank on a pilot program that will see banks in the country trial the company’s tech.
February 14, 2018

What Is Bitcore?

When people conduct an online search for Bitcore, they will come across two entirely different products. The one we are looking at here is the Bitcore cryptocurrency, which is known as BTX across trading platforms. It is a new cryptocurrency which offers regular airdrops, even though it aims to become the world’s number-one payment coin in the future. Surpassing Bitcoin or any of the established currencies will be quite challenging, though. What is Bitcore Exactly? Even though Bitcore positions itself as a state-of-the-art cryptocurrency, very few people are actively concerned with this project, by the look of things. It is still a relatively new and unknown currency, even though there are regular airdrops taking place. New coins are handed out free of charge every single week, which should get BTX into the hands of as many people as possible in the long run. […]
February 14, 2018

Electroneum To Be Listed On KuCoin

Electroneum, the exciting new mobile-based cryptocurrency, is set to be listed on KuCoin, one of the top exchanges in Asia. This comes as Electroneum announces a partnership with QUOINE, showing that the team is taking expansion into the Asian markets seriously. KuCoin has a great reputation as a secure and technologically advanced exchange and should bring significant new market exposure to Electroneum. The Electroneum team will be working with KuCoin to promote the mobile-focused cryptocurrency across Asia using KuCoin’s “To The Moon” marketing package, which is focused on introducing new users to trade Electroneum. Richard Ells, CEO of Electroneum, said: We support 20 different languages but are only currently listed on English based exchanges. We’ve chosen the KuCoin marketing campaign package that has had the most dramatic effect on the price of other coins that have listed on KuCoin. They’re […]
February 14, 2018

S. Korea Responds To Public Petition: No Crypto Trading Ban, But Gov’t ‘Still Divided’

S. Korea Responds To Public Petition: No Crypto Trading Ban, But Gov’t ‘Still Divided’ South Korea’s government said its regulatory course on cryptocurrencies is aiming to “prevent any illegal acts or uncertainties” in fresh commentsWednesday, Feb. 14. Quoted by various media outlets, the country’s minister of the office for government policy coordination Hong Nam-ki released a… The post S. Korea Responds To Public Petition: No Crypto Trading Ban, But Gov’t ‘Still Divided’ appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Using Blockchain Technology, MeshBox Is Turning A Game Changing Concept Into A Reality

Right now, there are more than 3.9 billion people without regular and reliable access to the Internet. At the same time, a further 2 billion are at risk of losing their reliable connectivity to the Internet due to unforeseen circumstances – natural disasters, political and social unrest, that sort of thing. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Numerous companies have tried to solve both of these problems, with potential solutions coming from some of the biggest names in the tech space – Facebook, Google and more. None, however, have been particularly successful. That is, until now. With the advent of blockchain technology, the ability to create and execute on the rollout of what’s generally referred to as a ‘parallel Internet’ has become a reality and one company, MeshBox, is pioneering this concept right now. Some reading might already be familiar […]
February 14, 2018

Sp8de: The First Blockchain-Based Casino ICO with Jackpot Rounds

Have you ever walked into a casino, only to walk out frustrated, feeling that you got cheated? Have you ever wanted to gamble at the convenience of your own home, without having to interact with people? Sp8de might be the answer for you. Sp8de – Casino on Cardano Similar to many new ICOs and blockchain projects, Sp8de aims to utilize the power of blockchain and cryptocurrency to revolutionize a specific market; in this case, casinos and gambling. However, unlike many other ICOs, Sp8de isn’t based on Ethereum. Instead, it will be based on Cardano, which, at time of writing, is the 5th largest cryptocurrency by market cap. According to Sp8de, Cardano was chosen over other proof-of-work cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin or Ethereum) because they believe that POW coins cannot scale transaction-wise. For them, proof-of-stake is a much better option. Ouroboros, the […]
February 14, 2018

Virtually no Americans Report Bitcoin Holdings to the IRS

Virtually no Americans Report Bitcoin Holdings to the IRS The taxation of Bitcoin capital gains in the US has always been a controversial topic. For a lot of people, it is still rather cumbersome to do so. It is not surprising to see few people effectively report this income to the IRS right now. Less… The post Virtually no Americans Report Bitcoin Holdings to the IRS appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Korean Government Answers Petition Against Unfair Cryptocurrency Regulations

The South Korean government has officially responded to the popular petition, with over 20,000 signers, against unfair cryptocurrency regulations. The regulators defended their crypto measures and outlined additional regulatory plans. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Popular Petition Answered South Korea has answered the petition entitled “Has the government ever dreamed a happy dream for the people?” Filed on December 28, the one-month petition asks the government to avoid excessive regulations for cryptocurrencies in the country and “not make unfair regulations on virtual currency investment.” According to the rules set by the Blue House, the government will respond to any petition with over 200,000 signatures within a month. On January 16, the above petition surpassed that threshold, as news.Bitcoin.com previously reported. By January 27, a total of 228,295 people had signed and the government subsequently responded […]
February 14, 2018

Fork Confusion Propels Litecoin to 1-Month High Above $200

Fork Confusion Propels Litecoin to 1-Month High Above $200 Litecoin (LTC) is putting on a show today amid news a group of developers may seek to fork its blockchain, the fifth-largest by total value. The cryptocurrency was last seen changing hands at $216, a one-month high, according to data service CoinMarketCap. Overall, LTC has appreciated by 29… The post Fork Confusion Propels Litecoin to 1-Month High Above $200 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Ripple Partners With Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority To Offer Pilot Program For Banks

Ripple partners with Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority for cross-border payments pilot program. #NEWS
February 14, 2018

Hedge Fund Manager Invested 90% of His Money In Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies have been gaining attention from important firms, banks, hedge funds and governments. That’s why an important hedge fund manager has decided to invest 90 percent of his savings in… Continue reading “Hedge Fund Manager Invested 90% of His Money In Cryptocurrencies” The post Hedge Fund Manager Invested 90% of His Money In Cryptocurrencies appeared first on .
February 14, 2018

Denaro Platform: Bringing Liquidity to the Crypto Market

The crypto-fiat conversion conundrum has been a consistent problem when it comes to the worldwide appeal of the new nexus of currency. This doesn’t mean that cryptocurrencies are any less legitimate than their fiat counterparts but it reflects the fact that certain roadblocks continue to hamper the universal application of these virtual currencies. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article For example, if a user has some Dogecoin, it can be very difficult to convert directly to fiat and then withdraw as much as he likes. He will most probability have to convert it to Bitcoin and then sell the Bitcoins, creating an unnecessary second-step. The same holds true for fiat currencies too, as many of them are directly linked with the US Dollar. It holds much more importance for cryptocurrencies as speed and utility is what they are all about. […]
February 14, 2018

New App Links Coinbase With Lightning Network as Frustration Continues

A new Blockchain app seeking to introduce Lightning Network compatibility for Coinbase users has debuted its alpha demo. Could Coinbase Users Get Lightning? Lightning Ramp acts as a middleman service, allowing users of major exchanges to benefit from Lightning Network improvements in transaction fees and faster processing times. As Lightning gains huge mainnet traction among the Bitcoin community, currently operating almost 2000 channels, demand from users for better transaction experiences on Coinbase in particular also continues to grow. While the largest US exchange and wallet provider promised SegWit functionality will appear “within weeks,” users were previously far from being able to benefit from Lightning’s capabilities. In addition, expert Andreas Antonopoulos recently went on record to claim major exchanges like Coinbase “won’t run” Lightning in future due to its design being at odds with their regulatory obligations. “There are plenty of […]
February 14, 2018

Canadian Stock Exchange Launches ‘Fully-Regulated’ Token Funding Platform, ‘Unlike’ ICOs

The Canadian Securities Exchange announces Ethereum-based Security Token Offerings (STOs), positioned as a “fully-regulated” alternative to ICO funding. #NEWS
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Luges Its Way Into Winter Olympics

Bitcoin Luges Its Way Into Winter Olympics The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be a big talking point for the next two weeks and there’s a team that the wider cryptocurrency community can get behind in South Korea. Just like Cool Runnings made Jamaica’s first ever bobsled team famous, the latest edition of the Winter Olympics will see… The post Bitcoin Luges Its Way Into Winter Olympics appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

What Is DEW?

Even though some people may assume the DEW cryptocurrency must have something to do with Mountain Dew, that is not the case. Instead, it is the native token of the so-called Decentralized Exchange of the World. This ERC20 token has quite a few interesting aspects, even though most interest will revolve around the project with which it is associated. Decentralized exchange solutions are the next frontier in the cryptocurrency industry; that much is evident. What is DEW Exactly? DEW stands for Decentralized Exchange of the World. This global decentralized cryptocurrency exchange will focus on the trading of futures, global securities, and blockchain assets. It is quite a large project which combines the best of traditional finance with the innovative forms of money associated with cryptocurrency and blockchain. Moreover, the platform is compatible with ETFs, foreign exchanges, stocks, and any other asset that has value. All of […]
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Sees Bull Reversal Ahead of Chinese New Year

Bitcoin Sees Bull Reversal Ahead of Chinese New Year Bitcoin looks set to test the $10,000 mark soon, as per technical analysis, although some investors fear the Lunar New Year may play spoilsport. Ahead of New Year holidays (starting Feb. 15), Chinese and South Koreans often exchange bitcoin for fiat currencies (to fund increased spending),… The post Bitcoin Sees Bull Reversal Ahead of Chinese New Year appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Serenity ICO Reaches Soft Cap, Raising $2 Million

Serenity project has raised US$2 million in the first 2.5 weeks of the token sale. It is the amount required to launch the project. According to the project’s White Paper, the first project stage includes the development of: Settlement system: ensuring the security of funds via smart contracts Arbitration system: integration of arbitration services (Verify My Trade) Speaking about the project’s ICO, Serenity CEO Denis Kulagin stated: We are proud to announce that we’ve hit the soft cap. This means that, beginning today, we start hiring new personnel to develop the project and at the same time continue the development we have been already doing with double the effort. It all couldn’t be possible without your support. The next step for us would be to hit the $5M mark, which would allow us to develop our own exchange and KYC […]
February 14, 2018

Porn-X Review: Integrating The Adult Content Industry, Cryptocurrencies, And Anonimity

PornX brings a new twist to the adult entertainment market, taking advantage of decentralization to deliver latest and safe contents to users while protecting their identities. The project which runs… Continue reading “Porn-X Review: Integrating The Adult Content Industry, Cryptocurrencies, And Anonimity” The post Porn-X Review: Integrating The Adult Content Industry, Cryptocurrencies, And Anonimity appeared first on .
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Mining Costs More Electricity Than Houses, But it’s a Non-Issue

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining centers are consuming a lot of energy, but is not an issue. #ANALYSIS
February 14, 2018

Stellar Price Recovers Nicely as $0.5 is Within Reach Again

Stellar Price Recovers Nicely as $0.5 is Within Reach Again This day seemingly keeps getting better and better for all cryptocurrency markets. More specifically, the Stellar price is also making some notable gains as we speak, which is rather interesting. Thanks to a solid 18% gain, the Stellar price is back up to $0.45. It… The post Stellar Price Recovers Nicely as $0.5 is Within Reach Again appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

Litecoin Price Surpasses $180 With Relative Ease

Litecoin Price Surpasses $180 With Relative Ease A lot of interesting things are happening in the world of cryptocurrency once again. With most markets showing a positive uptrend as of right now,  it is quite interesting to see which currencies note the biggest gains. As of right now, it seems the Litecoin price is taking… The post Litecoin Price Surpasses $180 With Relative Ease appeared first on Altcoin Today.
February 14, 2018

IP-Sharing Startup IPSX Concludes Private Investment, Raising 6,500 ETH; Token Generation Event to Launch February 28th

Blockchain innovator IPSX has announced the successful winding down of its private investment round which netted a total of 6,500 ETH for the development of a decentralized platform for the sharing of internet protocols (IP) upon which applications can be built – effectively a distributed layer network of data centers shared by community members. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Opening to such great demand, the private session was forced to turn down over 23,500 ETH offered up for investment, since the hard cap limit for the entire crowd funding event was only 10,800 ETH. As such, the main public sale will take place as a token generation event on February 28th, 2018, to raise the remaining 4,300 ETH that would meet the hard cap limit. Once all remaining IPSK tokens are sold, contributions will be closed, or until a […]
February 14, 2018

Blockchain dating app Hicky launches Valentine’s Day ICO

Hicky, a blockchain dating DApp celebrates today launch of its token sale, which happens to be on Valentine’s Day. When it comes to relationships, trust is the most important element. In online dating, one must… Blockchain dating app Hicky launches Valentine’s Day ICO was published on CryptoNinjas.
February 14, 2018

Stellar Price Recovers Nicely as $0.5 is Within Reach Again

This day seemingly keeps getting better and better for all cryptocurrency markets. More specifically, the Stellar price is also making some notable gains as we speak, which is rather interesting. Thanks to a solid 18% gain, the Stellar price is back up to $0.45. It almost seems like ages ago since we last saw this value, even though the Stellar price hit that same value just four days ago. Stellar Price is Surging Quickly It is always interesting to see how different cryptocurrency markets evolve. Over the past six weeks, most markets have suffered major losses, and it seems this trend is not entirely over just yet. At the same time, we see some markets note some major gains, which can only be considered to be a good thing.With the Stellar price now heading back to $0.45 and potentially higher, things […]
February 14, 2018

Bitcoin Sees Bull Reversal Ahead of Chinese New Year

Bitcoin looks set to test the $10,000 mark soon, unless the Chinese Lunar New Year throws a spanner in the works.
February 14, 2018

Coincheck Exchange Sees $373 Million Withdrawn in One Day

Since Coincheck partially resumed business activities following its recent hack, investors have flocked to withdraw millions from the exchange.
February 14, 2018

S. Korea Responds To Public Petition: No Crypto Trading Ban, But Gov’t ‘Still Divided’

South Korea gov’t says it wants to “prevent any illegal acts” in crypto, but also is “still divided” on trading ban. #NEWS
February 14, 2018

Salon to Mine Monero with Ad-Blocking Readers’ Computers

If you’re prone to running ad-blocking software, don’t be surprised to hear your computer’s fans start kicking it up a notch. Major websites like Salon are now looking to start borrowing your computational power in exchange for an ad-free browsing experience. Ad-blockers have been hurting websites’ ad revenue for years now, but they may have found a solution. On Monday, media website Salon began testing a new paradigm, in which it uses ad-blocking readers’ computer power to mine cryptocurrency. Explained one spokesperson: For our beta program, we’ll start by applying your processing power to help support the evolution and growth of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. That’s PR speak for “we’re going to eat up your spare power to mine crypto.” If all goes according to plan, those who visit Salon while running an ad-blocker will face a pop-up, allowing readers […]
February 14, 2018

Blockchain Can Help UK ‘Stay Relevant’ After Brexit, Says EU Lawmaker

British MEP Kay Swinburne has called on the U.K. to implement and champion blockchain technology as the country moves to leave the EU.
February 14, 2018

ANU #3 — MWC and App Store Foundation

ANU #3 — MWC and App Store Foundation was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.