January 20, 2018

BitPay Integrates With ShapeShift to Enable Instant BTC-BCH Exchange

BitPay Integrates With ShapeShift to Enable Instant BTC-BCH Exchange The BitPay payment processor has announced its integration with the ShapeShift exchange to provide instant Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash trades. This announcement was made in a blog post Thursday, Jan. 18. The new partnership allows users to conduct exchanges between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in the BitPay and Copay wallets. US-based Bitpay was founded… The post BitPay Integrates With ShapeShift to Enable Instant BTC-BCH Exchange appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 20, 2018

Keep Calm And Hold? CNBC Guest Tells Bitcoin Critic to ‘Piss Off’

Keep Calm And Hold? CNBC Guest Tells Bitcoin Critic to ‘Piss Off’ The mainstream media debate over Bitcoin as a success or failure approached live comedy this week after a “brawl” broke out between guests on a CNBC panel. In an exchange which ended an edition of the network’s increasingly notorious Fast Money segment, regular contributor… The post Keep Calm And Hold? CNBC Guest Tells Bitcoin Critic to ‘Piss Off’ appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 20, 2018

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. #NEWS
January 20, 2018

Russia Ready for Migrant Bitcoin Miners Influx

Despite some indecisiveness about cryptocurrencies on the part of centralized power, Russia has been quietly preparing for a wave of migrant crypto miners from East and West. It’s been said that the country has got what it takes to invite them. A third of the Soviet era power producing capacity is idling, after energy hungry industries were closed and scrapped in the 90’s. Experts, home and abroad, members of the local crypto community, all agree – Russia is ready to welcome bitcoin miners from China and Europe. That’s if Moscow says “yes”… or at least doesn’t say “no”.        Also read: Mining Operations Offered to India After Mixed Signals from Beijing Russians Mean Business “Hello, Invite Chinese miners to Russia!! Excess electricity capacity – 20 MW… 3 rubles/kWh (0.05USD; 0.32RMB)”. This is just one of many ads you can […]
January 20, 2018

Greg Maxwell Exits Blockstream As Lightning Network Sparks Warnings

Bitcoin Core developer and Blockstream co-founder Greg Maxwell announced he has left the company as criticism mounts over its Lightning Network advocacy. Maxwell: Blockstream Has Been ‘Big Success’ In a circular to the core mailing list Friday, Maxwell said he had opted to “spend more time working independently” on Bitcoin technical advances. “We hoped that Blockstream could help act as an anchor of support for technology development, and in doing so help grow the community. I think that has been a big success,” he wrote. From what I’ve been told Blockstream plans to continue to contribute to awesome technology in Bitcoin – as demonstrated by their Lightning [Network] webstore this week – but if they didn’t, that wouldn’t be a problem for Bitcoin. Maxwell added that he had in fact left Blockstream at the end of November, but had continued finishing […]
January 20, 2018

Price Analysis, Jan. 19: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, NEM, Cardano

The bulls are back? Well, maybe. #PRICE ANALYSIS
January 20, 2018

BitPay Integrates With ShapeShift to Enable Instant BTC-BCH Exchange

BitPay integrates with ShapeShift to provide instant exchanges between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash #NEWS
January 20, 2018

Bitcoin Core Devs Reveal How Schnorr Signatures Can Help Scale Bitcoin

Bitcoin Core Devs Reveal How Schnorr Signatures Can Help Scale Bitcoin Four Bitcoin developers have released a paper outlining how Schnorr multi-signatures (‘multisig’) can help scale the Bitcoin Blockchain. In the paper, published Jan. 15, Greg Maxwell, Andrew Poelstra, Yannick Seurin and Pieter Wuille discuss and illustrate how the technology, which ‘bunches’ multisig data together to reduce its size in a… The post Bitcoin Core Devs Reveal How Schnorr Signatures Can Help Scale Bitcoin appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 20, 2018

Visa Will Not Process Cryptocurrency-Based Transactions

Visa’s CEO made a statement in a recent interview that the company will not be processing transactions based on cryptocurrencies.
January 20, 2018

Former FDIC Chair Says ‘We Don’t Ban Assets,’ Bitcoin Just Needs To Be Regulated

Former FDIC Chair Says ‘We Don’t Ban Assets,’ Bitcoin Just Needs To Be Regulated Sheila Bair, former US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) chair, told CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Friday, Jan. 19 that there is no precedent to ban Bitcoin (BTC) as an asset, but there is a need for additional regulation of digital currencies. Bair had previously written… The post Former FDIC Chair Says ‘We Don’t Ban Assets,’ Bitcoin Just Needs To Be Regulated appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 20, 2018

Blockchain Platform Would Create Symbiosis of Humans, AI, and Robots

Blockchain creates a symbiosis between humans, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics that would bring many new jobs. That is the belief behind Aitheon, a new Ethereum-based platform. “The idea of human/robot symbiosis is that both humans and robots have a place and that place is together,” Aitheon creator and CEO Andrew Archer said. Aitheon has developed a number of blockchain applications that will allow for the remote operation of robots by freelance workers. Freelancers will be able to control operations from a distance as “pilots” on the Aitheon platforms. Another position will be that of AI specialists; individuals that step in and solve problems for AI. “The pilot can link in and take control of the robot and guide it,” Archer revealed. “Everything is distributed. A pool of workers is available to take over when the AI or robot fails.” […]
January 20, 2018

US Treasury Warns Investors About Petro “Cryptocurrency”

US Treasury Warns Investors About Petro “Cryptocurrency” Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency has made a lot of media headlines over the past few weeks. For now, it still remains unclear how well this project will fare, especially because the country’s Senate has no plans to approve it. It seems the US Treasury Department is warning investors regarding the… The post US Treasury Warns Investors About Petro “Cryptocurrency” appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 20, 2018

THE BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITY FOR BUILDING DECENTRALIZED BLOCKCHIAN APPLICATION

SEE WHY YOU NEED ARCBLOCK THE BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITY FOR BUILDING DECENTRALIZED BLOCKCHIAN APPLICATION was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 20, 2018

CryptoDogs: thoughts on Achain’s fork theory

CryptoDogs is a blockchain-based virtual game. It allows players to adopt, raise, and trade virtual dogs, and it represents one of the earliest attempts to deploy blockchain technology for recreational and leisurely purposes. It’s a re-visitation of Ethereum’s CryptoKitties on the Achain platform developed by the community. CryptoDogs: thoughts on Achain’s fork theory was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 20, 2018

PBoC Announces Payment Providers Banned From Facilitating Cryptocurrency Trades

If it is legitimate, a document released by authorities in Beijing will prohibit payment service providers from facilitating cryptocurrency-related transactions, among other stipulations.
January 20, 2018

WELL Announces Web Platform Launch

January 15, 2018: WELL is pleased to announce the launch of its WELL Web Platform for both patients and providers, delivering convenient healthcare anytime, anywhere. WELL’s simple, easy to navigate telemedicine platform connects patients worldwide to a global network of doctors and other healthcare professionals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Key benefits for patients include immediate appointments at up to 30% less than the cost of in-person visits, plus access to interpreters, pharmacies, labs, and medical equipment suppliers. Patients also benefit from WELL’s blockchain structure, which protects patients’ medical and financial data while providing easy, cross-border payments without high exchange rates, processing fees, or third-party fees. WELL’s provider features include remote monitoring, connectivity with patient devices, video and conference capabilities, and the integration of various records systems. To sign up for WELL’s web platform as either a […]
January 19, 2018

Tether Printing Press In High Gear, Issuing $400 Million in Four Days

Bitcoin has had a rocky week to say the least. At its lowest point, the cryptocurrency dipped to $9,200 before a rising green candle sent it scurrying back into the safety of five figures. That candle was sparked by the release of $100m worth of tethers – surrogate US dollars – and was followed by another $100m issued for the next three days in a row. Tethers are propping up the bitcoin market right now, but what happens when the music stops? Should regulators wade in or Tether shut up shop, the loss of fresh capital could be cataclysmic. Also read: While Tether Critics Grow More Vocal, Belief in the 1:1 Tightrope Remains Tether – Savior or Sinner? The bitcoin community have decidedly mixed feelings on Tether. On the one hand, this ersatz fiat currency is instrumental in shoring up prices. […]
January 19, 2018

LockChain.co Launches 0% Commission Travel Marketplace for Hotels and Short Term Rentals, 100k Hotels to be Integrated in 2018

Blockchain-based booking platform LockChain.co has announced the Alpha release of its marketplace. The version kicks off with around 600 completely integrated listings already in place. In addition, hosts can list their properties for free and travelers can book accommodations without any commissions. By the end of February 2018, the platform will feature 100,000 hotels, providing accommodation options worldwide. Nikola Alexandrov, the CEO of LockChain.co, explains the impetus behind the project: Booking.com and Airbnb.com charge on average 20% from each booking that is made through their platform. Our plan is to utilize advanced blockchain technology and to cut out any commissions. It is the right of the host to receive the full amount of the money for the investment that they are making, and it is certainly the right of the traveler to be able to pay directly to hosts for their […]
January 19, 2018

The Abyss Aims to Conduct the World’s First DAICO, A New Protection Mechanism for ICO Contributors, Raised By Vitalik Buterin

The Abyss is a next-generation digital distribution platform with the vision to create a crypto reward ecosystem for millions of gamers and developers. January 11, 2018 — The Abyss, the next generation digital distribution game platform, today announced the intent to launch a pioneering DAICO, a reinforced version of ICO merged with aspects of Decentralized Autonomous Organisation (DAO). The DAICO fundraising model was proposed by Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, earlier this month as a more responsible way to conduct initial coin offerings. The Abyss DAICO is scheduled on February 7, 2018. Founder of The Abyss platform, Konstantin Boyko-Romanovsky said, “DAICO provides tangible solutions to the ever-changing security needs and puts transparency at the center of innovation. We are confident in our capability to implement and improve Buterin’s idea. Our DAICO will be the perfect bridge between fundraising and team […]
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Mining Isn’t an ‘Environmental Armageddon’ : Credit Suisse Report

Bitcoin Mining Isn’t an ‘Environmental Armageddon’ : Credit Suisse Report A Credit Suisse report downplayed fears that the growth of the bitcoin mining industry would initiate an “environmental armageddon.” Bitcoin Mining Not an ‘Environmental Armageddon’ The emergence of bitcoin as an economic force has had a correlative effect on the bitcoin mining industry, as increased profitability has attracted more miners to the ecosystem. This increased hashpower has come at the price of increased electricity consumption, provoking consternation among environmental activists and leading some critics to warn that bitcoin could cause a global energy crisis. However, a new report from Credit Suisse Group throws shade on those apocalyptic predictions. Last Week, Morgan Stanley predicted that cryptocurrency miners could consume as much as 140 terawatt-hours of electricity this year, which equates to about 0.6 percent of global demand. Citing this report, Credit Suisse said that […]
January 19, 2018

VISA Makes Their Feelings On Cryptocurrency Clear

VISA Makes Their Feelings On Cryptocurrency Clear Last week we reported on how all the Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency payment cards had been suspended due to VISA withdrawing the contract they had with Wave Crest Holdings Ltd. TenX, Xapo, Cryptopay, Bitwala and Bitpay have all seen their VISA prepaid cards suspended. The reasons for Wave Crest Holdings Ltd being forced to shut down all their prepaid VISA card services has not been officially revealed, however after a recent interview with CNBC, VISA CEO Alfred Kelly may of just answered our questions: “I don’t view it as payment system player,” “We at Visa won’t process transactions that are cryptocurrency-based. We will only process fiat currency-based transactions.” Although no statement has been made about the closure of Bitcoin payment cards such as XAPO and TenX, it would seem likely that this is primarily […]
January 19, 2018

Trading Bots to Govern an Investment Strategy of Newly Created Decentralized Autonomous Funds

NaPoleonX is introducing Decentralized Autonomous Fund to make investing in both cryptocurrencies and conventional assets on the same platform possible and robust. #SPONSORED
January 19, 2018

Goldman Sachs Reaffirms Interest in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

Acquiescing to its clients’ demands, Goldman Sachs reasserted its interest in joining the cryptocurrency bandwagon, during its last earnings call. Goldman Sachs Clients Want Bitcoin-based Services Clients have been requesting the multi-national finance giant Goldman Sachs to participate in the cryptocurrency trading industry. Marketwatch reports that on the earnings call of December 17, 2018, Chief Financial Officer R. Martin Chavez underscored that the most exciting facet of the current craze is blockchain technology: And so on the back of our clients asking us, will you offer clearing in these contracts, well, we’re in that business of client facilitation. Chavez also added: And so we want to respond to those client requests, and we have. And we’re in also the business of being careful with our shareholders’ capital, and so we’re doing that with extreme prudence and caution as we learn. […]
January 19, 2018

Weiss Ratings Will Bring More Legitimacy to Proper Cryptocurrencies

Most people are familiar with the concept of financial ratings. Every individual country has its own credit rating, and there are individual consumer credit ratings to contend with as well. In a way, it makes sense for Weiss to issue ratings for cryptocurrencies as well. How this will affect the industry as a whole is difficult to predict. This is one of the most exciting developments we have seen in a while, though. Introducing the Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Although most people don’t know what to make of the Weiss ratings for cryptocurrencies, it is safe to say this is a positive development. Associating such ratings with the top cryptocurrencies will bring more legitimacy to the industry as a whole. That can only be considered a good thing, considering that the public still associates cryptocurrency with terms such as “bubble”, “scam”, and […]
January 19, 2018

HitBTC Announces Electroneum Listing

HitBTC has announced that in the coming weeks it will begin listing the mobile-friendly cryptocurrency Electroneum. This is huge news for the fast-rising coin, which aims to become the first cryptocurrency to achieve real-world mass adoption. Since launching at the end of 2017 Electroneum has sent shockwaves through the cryptocurrency world by quickly gaining 750,000 users, reaching a c.$700m market cap and giving it’s 120,000 initial contributors up to 2200% returns. Over $513m of ETN has been traded despite only listing on one exchange until now and being live for just over 2 months. The Electroneum strategy is markedly different from other cryptocurrencies. The team behind it have developed a unique mobile mining app, which will allow the coin to become accessible to people all over the world. As long as they have a smartphone, users in developing countries can […]
January 19, 2018

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

Venezuelan officials have denied claims that the petro token’s white paper has been released, calling such claims “false information.”
January 19, 2018

Five Ways To Spend Bitcoins in 2018

While there’s no doubt that Bitcoin is the currency of the moment, with its value rising from $0.0008 on inception, to a peak of $17,900 in December 2017, one of the biggest concerns that potential investors have is that, in reality, they are difficult to spend. With skeptics referring to horror stories such as the man who spent 10,000 Bitcoins on two pizzas in 2010 (an equivalent cost in today’s market of $20 million), it’s easy to see why spending this currency has become contentious. Many argue that realizing the value potential of Bitcoin depends on holding on to it – but what’s the point in a currency that no one is willing to spend? If you are one of the few Bitcoin holders that wish to part ways with the red-hot cryptocurrency while its stock is still rising, there […]
January 19, 2018

Visa Confirms They Will not Support Bitcoin or Other Cryptocurrencies in the Future

A lot of cryptocurrency users are not too happy with Visa right now. Their decision to suspend WaveCrest’s services has […] The post Visa Confirms They Will not Support Bitcoin or Other Cryptocurrencies in the Future appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 19, 2018

US Treasury Warns Investors About Petro “Cryptocurrency”

Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency has made a lot of media headlines over the past few weeks. For now, it still remains unclear how well this project will fare, especially because the country’s Senate has no plans to approve it. It seems the US Treasury Department is warning investors regarding the new cryptocurrency. It is possible that this form of money violates sanctions against the OPEC nation’s socialist government. The Petro Can’t Catch a Break On paper, the Petro cryptocurrency sounds absolutely legitimate. It is a currency controlled by a central entity and it is backed by the country’s vast oil reserves. There is nothing shady about this concept, but that doesn’t necessarily make it legitimate. The Venezuelan legislature has opposed the creation of the Petro and its link to oil reserves. More specifically, the government is concerned that President Maduro wants to “monopolize” […]
January 19, 2018

IOSCO Board Issues Warning Regarding ICOs

On Thursday, the International Organization of Securities Commissions reminded investors to take care when deciding whether to participate in token offerings (ICOs).
January 19, 2018

Bitconnect Ponzi Scheme – No Sympathy From Crypto Community

Too good to be true – cryptocurrency community slays Bitconnect on social media following closure of ‘Ponzi scheme’ lending platform and exchange #ANALYSIS
January 19, 2018

Letter from SEC Reveals Outlook Not Good for US-based Bitcoin ETFs

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a letter to two Washington DC firms seeking guidance on bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) applications, of which a dozen are pending. In it, the regulator openly worries about cryptocurrency volatility and whether future potential listings have done enough to protect investors. The letter is widely believed to be a major blow in the quest for Wall Street’s mainstreaming of bitcoin. Also read: Ditch University and High Transaction Fees! Bitcoin ETF Major Setback In a Staff Letter: Engaging on Fund Innovation and Cryptocurrency-related Holdings of 18 January, signed by newly appointed Director Dalia Blass from the Division of Investment Management, the SEC wrote to the Investment Company Institute and Asset Management Group Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) about the prospects of bitcoin ETFs. The outlook is not good, especially if […]
January 19, 2018

Hong Kong Bitcoin Trader Attacked and Robbed of $180,000 USD

A man in Hong Kong was the victim of a Bitcoin robbery as thieves stole $180,000 USD in cash he was planning to buy the cryptocurrency with. What is it about the prospect of making money by buying and selling cryptocurrency that makes people lose their common sense? The latest example of this phenomenon took place in Hong Kong. A man looking to buy bitcoins was lured into an ambush by criminals, in which he had HK$1.4 million ($180,000 USD) stolen from him in a Bitcoin robbery. Baiting the Hook The victim is a Bitcoin trader by the surname of Lee. The thieves contacted him via his WeChat account, and a deal was made for him to purchase a total of five bitcoins. The details of the agreement was that he would get the cryptocurrency at a five percent discount […]
January 19, 2018

Another Transparent ICO Scam Is Created on the Ethereum Blockchain

We have seen quite a few ICO projects designed to make fun of the entire business model. People will gladly throw money at any initial coin offering without doing the slightest research. This is why projects such as Super Cool Awesome Money – or SCAM – exist. It is clearly a scam and advertises itself as such, yet people will undoubtedly buy into this ICO. This shows just how little research some people do when it comes to cryptocurrency. The SCAM ICO has Arrived One could easily argue the vast majority of current cryptocurrency ICOs are either scams or far too ambitious for their own good. That doesn’t mean no ICOs will succeed, but it is evident things will come to a head sooner rather than later. So far, we have seen the SEC crack down on potential scams and projects which do not […]
January 19, 2018

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Seeks Restitution For Jilted Investors

The CFTC has accused The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited of defrauding customers. The story of wild deception leads observers to wonder how many other scams are out there.
January 19, 2018

Bulgaria Joins ‘International Operation’ Against OneCoin

Bulgaria’s government has revealed it is part of an international crackdown of OneCoin.
January 19, 2018

Cakewallet is an IOS Wallet for Monero but the Community is Hesitant to Embrace it

Alternative cryptocurrencies direly need mobile wallet support. It is evident this is an absolute requirement in this day and age. […] The post Cakewallet is an IOS Wallet for Monero but the Community is Hesitant to Embrace it appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 19, 2018

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

India has sent tax notices to tens of thousands of cryptocurrency owners within its borders.
January 19, 2018

Current launches token sale for ‘All-In-One’ media ecosystem

In what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ICOs of the first half of 2018, Current Media announced the details of the token sale for its incentivized, blockchain-enabled multimedia ecosystem. Current… Current launches token sale for ‘All-In-One’ media ecosystem was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 19, 2018

CFTC Files Suits Against Crypto Investment Schemes for Alleged Fraud

CFTC Files Suits Against Crypto Investment Schemes for Alleged Fraud The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) brought two lawsuits against allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency investment schemes yesterday. The cases, both filed in the U.S. federal court in the New York Eastern District, are the latest move from the country’s derivatives regulator in bringing closer scrutiny… The post CFTC Files Suits Against Crypto Investment Schemes for Alleged Fraud appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

The IPO for Digital Times

By Jed Grant, Founder and CEO, Peer Mountain The IPO for Digital Times was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

SEC, CFTC Enforcement Directors Issue Joint Statement On Virtual Currency

On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission reiterated their concerns about the cryptocurrency markets.
January 19, 2018

Impossible to Close Exchanges Say South Korean Regulators

The effect this one Southeast Asian nation has upon crypto markets is quite astounding. South Korean exchanges dominate trade in the region, and constant government threats of clampdowns has caused waves of nausea among investors elsewhere on the planet. Contrary to multiple fearmongering reports on mainstream news sites, including Reuters, Bloomberg, and CNBC, South Korea will not close crypto exchanges. In fact, according to the chairman of the South Korean Fair Trade Commission, Kim Sang-jo, closing exchanges is “impossible in reality.” It was reported earlier today that he said this in a CBS radio interview. FUD No More A constant stream of rumours and threats of closure emerging from the country and being picked up by western media outlets has no doubt contributed to a number of market dips and slides over the past couple of months. The recent drop […]
January 19, 2018

PR: Essentia.one Launch Set to Revolutionize the Way We Access the Web with Decentralization

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. Essentia.one launch set to revolutionize the way we access decentralization. That’s right, this new product will change the way we access, manage and operate the new web. It was designed to simplify the complexity that was turning people away from decentralized technologies. Starting as an underground project a long time ago, Essentia founders Matteo Gianpietro Zago, Mirco Mongiardino, Vladimir Holubovych shared the same vision. As early Bitcoin adopters, they knew about the strengths of decentralization but realized its weakness in usability. Now, after years of extensive research and development, a polished and perfected Essentia is […]
January 19, 2018

TEPCO Invests in Blockchain Startup in Bid to Decentralize Systems

The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings announced it had invested in blockchain startup Electron to develop an asset management platform.
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin for Beginners: Which Hardware Wallet to Use

Hardware wallets are all the rage. Part of the “cryptocurrency starter kit”, these ultra-secure devices for storing cryptocurrency have become hugely popular as interest in bitcoin has boomed. With a number of different models to choose from, beginners may be wondering which one is best – and indeed whether they need a hardware wallet at all. Also read: Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger Raises $75 Million from VC Investors Real Hodlers Use Hardware Wallets Trezor and Ledger, two of the best known wallet manufacturers, have grown to become the industry’s go-to cold storage solutions. Both companies, who make a range of devices, have successfully met the demand for offline storage that is secure and user-friendly. No cryptocurrency wallet is 100% secure against all known attack vectors including acts of god, but Trezors and their ilk come pretty close, provided they’re bought […]
January 19, 2018

9 Rules of Crypto Trading That Helped One Trader Go from $1k to $46k in Less Than a Year

9 Rules of Crypto Trading That Helped One Trader Go from $1k to $46k in Less Than a Year was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

Yale Prof. Shiller Thinks Bitcoin’s ‘Bubble’ Could Actually ‘Linger 100 Years

Robert Shiller has updated his Bitcoin bubble accusations by suggesting it could “collapse” or “linger 100 years. #NEWS
January 19, 2018

Trading Cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoins

Trading Cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoins Trading Cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoins was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

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.
January 19, 2018

BitStarz – Dream Big, Win Bigger

On the internet we can find multiple casinos, but one that it is worth looking at is Bitstarz. Bitstarz is an online casino that was created by a group of… Continue reading “BitStarz – Dream Big, Win Bigger” The post BitStarz – Dream Big, Win Bigger appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

PBoC Reportedly Orders Payment Services to Stop Serving Crypto Traders

The PBoC’s Beijing division has reportedly issued a document requiring payment services to stop facilitating crypto trading activities.
January 19, 2018

CFTC Files Suits Against Crypto Investment Schemes for Alleged Fraud

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission brought two lawsuits against allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency investment schemes yesterday.
January 19, 2018

Massachusetts Sues ICO Organizer for Alleged Securities Violations

Massachusetts’ securities enforcement office is suing a resident and his company for selling unregistered securities in a token sale.
January 19, 2018

PBoC Reportedly Orders Payment Services to Stop Serving Crypto Traders

PBoC Reportedly Orders Payment Services to Stop Serving Crypto Traders The Business Administration Department of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has reportedly issued a document today requiring payment providers in Beijing to stop facilitating cryptocurrency trading activities. The news, first reported by Securities Times, a state-owned media outlet launched by the Communism Party mouthpiece the… The post PBoC Reportedly Orders Payment Services to Stop Serving Crypto Traders appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

The Company Behind Ledger Raises $75 Million in Funding Round

The company behind Ledger, one of the most known hardware wallets in the market, has raised $75 million dollars in a funding round. The company got financed through a Series… Continue reading “The Company Behind Ledger Raises $75 Million in Funding Round” The post The Company Behind Ledger Raises $75 Million in Funding Round appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

Former FDIC Chair Says ‘We Don’t Ban Assets,’ Bitcoin Just Needs To Be Regulated

Former FDIC chair Bair says that no digital currency should be banned, should just be more regulated #NEWS
January 19, 2018

NEO Price Struggles to Break the $150 Resistance

NEO Price Struggles to Break the $150 Resistance Even though most cryptocurrency markets are showing signs of recovery, some altcoins still struggle a bit. Struggling is a term used rather loosely here, though, as a 1.65% dip compared to 24 hours is nothing these days. For the NEO price, the fight for dominance over $150… The post NEO Price Struggles to Break the $150 Resistance appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

[Humor] Markets Recovered Thanks to Anonymous Redditor

Disclaimer: this is a humor piece and should be interpreted as such. With every major market move, both up and down, some individuals inevitably buy the top or sell the bottom. Past movements suggest that certain all-powerful investors are responsible for market movements, as their trades and decisions lead to opposite, powerful reactions from the market. On January 17, as Bitcoin approached its bottom of US$9,500, a martyr for the greater cryptocurrency community sacrificed his own success for the good of the market. /u/NekroJakub is one such individual with the power to move markets. That morning, Jakub moved fiat funds to his exchange account to purchase cheap Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, Jakub recognized that his play had much larger implications. He suggested that the massive downtrend would reverse in the few hours while his fiat transaction was pending. As predicted, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a […]
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility

Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility The end of the week is here and it is time to put forward the penultimate of our twice daily bitcoin price pieces for the session today. During the session on Thursday, action across pretty much the entire cryptocurrency space translated to something of a recovery and, while… The post Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis – BTG/USD Approaching Key Support

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis – BTG/USD Approaching Key Support Key Points Bitcoin gold price is slowly recovering and is currently trading above the $200 level against the US Dollar. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $250 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex). The pair may… The post Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis – BTG/USD Approaching Key Support appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Core Devs Reveal How Schnorr Signatures Can Help Scale Bitcoin

A scaling solution for Bitcoin in the form of Schnorr signatures is explained in a paper by Core developers #NEWS
January 19, 2018

Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD Settles above $1.50

Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD Settles above $1.50 Key Highlights Ripple price managed to move further higher and it broke the $1.50 resistance against the US dollar. There is a short-term bullish trend line forming with support at $1.50 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair is… The post Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD Settles above $1.50 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

S. Korea: Major Banks’ Income From Crypto Accounts Up X36 From 2016

S. Korea: Major Banks’ Income From Crypto Accounts Up X36 From 2016 Recently published data from the South Korean Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) shows that in 2017 several major South Korean banks have earned 2.2 bln won ($2 mln) in commissions from virtual accounts for cryptocurrency investing, a sum 36 times higher than the 61… The post S. Korea: Major Banks’ Income From Crypto Accounts Up X36 From 2016 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Alpha for the MIMIR Blockchain to Internet (B2i) Bridge is Live

Join us in bringing “Blockchain to those off- chain” by using existing nodes as a revenue generating opportunity for owners. As the world’s first Decentralized Ethereum Service Provider (DESP), we’re proud to announce the alpha version of the MIMIR Blockchain to Internet (B2i) Bridge, the flagship infrastructure platform from MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, is now live at alpha.mimirblockchain.solutions. The MIMIR B2i Bridge brings blockchain to the “off-chained” by allowing direct access to the Ethereum-based Decentralized Application ecosystem from any webconnected device without the need for third-party trust; with limited or, in some cases, no pre-installed software necessary. By leveraging existing nodes, the MIMIR Bridge will help B2B and B2C clients improve economics, quicken transaction times, and smooth capacity issues. This innovative approach will also address current issues with blockchain (namely security, scalability, and accessibility). The MIMIR B2i Token, the value mechanism behind […]
January 19, 2018

Exchange Wars: Bitstamp Calms Users As Blockchain Takes On Coinbase

Bitstamp CEO Nejc Kodrič has sought to distance his platform from Coinbase’s technical problems as exchanges worldwide feel the strain of mass adoption. Bitstamp Prioritizes ‘Good Communication’ In a message to users Thursday, Kodrič sought to reassure traders that despite “lengthy delays” and “satisfaction levels plummeting,” Bitstamp would work to resolve capacity issues. “…The best way to attend to doubts and fears is by providing good communication and constant updates, which is why I want to address you directly to explain why these delays are happening and how we will overcome them,” he stated. The update comes as turbulent times continue for legacy cryptocurrency exchanges. An influx of new users has resulted in almost a year of stress and underperformance for Coinbase in particular, with Kodrič visibly keen to avoid analogies with the struggling US exchange giant. “…Despite all the […]
January 19, 2018

What Is Gifto?

Behind Satoshi Nakamoto’s creation of Bitcoin lies a simple, core belief: that financial transactions in a digital world can be peer-to-peer. To that end, certain projects have looked to extend blockchain technology to a variety of services including content curation, digital advertising/marketing, and social media/content platforms. Gifto is tackling all three of these areas with its digital gift service. Using Gifto, consumers will be able to pay creators for their content with virtual gifts, which can be bought and exchanged for Gifto tokens on the service’s platform. Though all this may sound silly, it actually offers a peer-driven solution to the inequitable revenue sharing model that digital advertising creates. If you’re still not convinced, keep reading – we go over the specifics in detail below. Say Hello to Gifto Simply put, Gifto is a decentralized protocol built on Ethereum that allows users […]
January 19, 2018

Intercontinental Exchange, Blockstream Launch Cryptocurrency Data Feed

On Thursday, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Blockstream announced the launch of the Cryptocurrency Data Feed, a real-time provider of price information and order books for more than 15 cryptocurrency exchanges from around the world.
January 19, 2018

Gold Sales Spike During Crypto Market Crash, Highlighting Inverse Correlation

A number of gold investment industry insiders claim up to fivefold increases in sales during a week of volatility on the crypto market. #NEWS
January 19, 2018

CoinMetro Exchange Sells Out the Pre-Token Sale Allocation of its Tokenized Cryptocurrency Trading and Investing Platform

CoinMetro Exchange is a tokenized exchange designed as one-stop cryptocurrency trading platform for global adoption. The COIN (XCM) token powers the platform and can be used to reduce trading costs, access professional asset management portfolios and invest in exchange traded crypto funds (ETFCs) The ICO Express Platform will give vetted ICOs access to transparent and secure funding rounds, as well as immediate liquidity through the ETFCs It will combine fiat and cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals using a wide range of channels, including a debit card. The main COIN (XCM) token sale will start on February 21st 2018 at 21:00:00 UTC Hong Kong: CoinMetro, the financial platform fuelling the future of blockchain innovation, today announced that its pre-token sale has sold out in record time. The pre-token sale is in advance of the main sale in February, which will lead to […]