January 19, 2018

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

Income from crypto account fees for South Korean banks soars, 36 times higher than in 2016 #NEWS
January 19, 2018

2018’s Challenge: Promote Responsible Blockchain Innovation

The chief innovation officer at the U.S. regulator for national banks details the agency’s efforts to support fintech while still mitigating risk.
January 19, 2018

Stuck at $12K: Bitcoin Price Needs Quick Progress to Avert Further Losses

With its recovery stalled, bitcoin needs a quick break above $12,500 or the tide may turn in favor of the bears.
January 19, 2018

SEC Says Crypto-Based Funds Not Ready For Regulation

SEC is not ready to support Bitcoin ETFs, cites crypto-based funds’ inability to comply with existing regulations #NEWS
January 19, 2018

Hallelujah! Swiss Church to Accept Bitcoin Donations

ICF Church, an evangelical church in Zurich, Switzerland, is set to begin accepting Bitcoin donations from its parishioners. The common assumption with most churches is that they’re conservative and are beholden to time-honored traditions. While this is often true in many regards, a number of churches are actually quite keen on adopting the latest innovations that technology has brought to bear. Case in point is a church in Switzerland that is set to begin accepting Bitcoin donations. Virtual Tithing The cryptocurrency-accepting church is ICF Church, located in Zurich, Switzerland. It’s an evangelical church and among the largest in the country. Its parishioners are actually pretty young, and the church itself is a big proponent of cutting-edge technologies. It is for those reasons that accepting Bitcoin donations makes perfect sense for the church. ICF Church spokesman Nicolas Legler told the local […]
January 19, 2018

Cryptoruble Delayed – Russian Central Bank Worried It Could Bypass Regulations

Russia’s national cryptocurrency, the cryptoruble, is unlikely to be created in the foreseeable future, according to the Bank of Russia. The central bank believes that it could be used to bypass regulations. Meanwhile, the finance ministry wants to use the cryptoruble for cross-border payments. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations Cryptoruble Could Bypass Regulations The first deputy governor of the Bank of Russia, Sergey Shvetsov, said at the Gaidar Forum this week that “The appearance of a cryptoruble in the foreseeable future is unlikely,” Tass reported. He elaborated: I’m of the opinion that as long as the demand for cryptocurrencies is linked to a large extent with the bypass of regulations, it is clear that the regulator cannot afford to issue a cryptoruble, which will allow to bypass regulations. The bank’s first deputy chairman, […]
January 19, 2018

Obelisk Threaten Soft Fork in Reaction to Bitmain Antminer A3 Launch

Obelisk has threatened to trigger a soft fork that would invalidate Bitmain’s new Antminer A3 miner for Siacoin – which was launched this week. #MINING
January 19, 2018

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 is still in full effect as we speak. It seems there are plenty of market makers who want to keep the NEO price below this threshold right now. A breakout is expected to occur shortly, by the look of things. NEO Price Eyes that $200 All-time High Before all cryptocurrency markets took a major dip earlier this week, the NEO price was on the verge of reaching $200 at some point. At its peak, the altcoin reached a value of $190.77 and solid momentum was in place to push the NEO price even […]
January 19, 2018

LockChain Launches Alpha Version of its Blockchain-based Booking Platform

Blockchain-powered service LockChain.co that creates a technological solution and a decentralized marketplace for property booking without intermediaries has announced in its official blog that it released the marketplace in alpha.… Continue reading “LockChain Launches Alpha Version of its Blockchain-based Booking Platform” The post LockChain Launches Alpha Version of its Blockchain-based Booking Platform appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

SEC Outlines Reasons for Reluctance to List Cryptocurrency ETFs

An SEC letter states there are “significant investor protection issues” to be examined before opening up crypto-ETFs to retail investors.
January 19, 2018

Blockchain.info Wallet Challenges Coinbase and Launches Bitcoin Exchange in the US

Blockchain, one of the most known cryptocurrency wallets in the market will offer a service to buy and sell cryptocurrencies in the United States. The company located in the United… Continue reading “Blockchain.info Wallet Challenges Coinbase and Launches Bitcoin Exchange in the US” The post Blockchain.info Wallet Challenges Coinbase and Launches Bitcoin Exchange in the US appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Trading Pairs Open at Cryptocurrency Exchange

KuCoin is the first top 20 exchange to open up the BCH trading pairs #SPONSORED
January 19, 2018

Singapore Bitcoin ATMs Sold Out, Trading Still Allowed

When markets are volatile and crashes occur, the majority of people are cashing out and taking profits or panic selling. There are some, however, who see opportunity in the sea of red and buy up at lower prices. This is exactly what has been happening in Singapore this week when Bitcoin ATM machines ran dry. According to reports, Bitcoin machines in downtown Singapore sold out of the virtual currency yesterday as prices plummeted below $10,000 for the first time since the end of November. Lions and Bulls Amid more confusion over clampdowns across the Asia Pacific region, prices fell and markets dropped as much as 40% since highs just after New Year. Much of the impetus for crypto market prices originates in Southeast Asia where they are traded heavily. Western media outlets, such as Reuters and CNBC, amplify the FUD […]
January 19, 2018

Commission Income From Crypto Accounts Jumped 36 Times for South Korean Banks

South Korean banks have been providing virtual account services to cryptocurrency exchanges and earning commissions from them. According to data obtained by the country’s Financial Supervisory Service, banks made 36 times more in commission income from crypto exchanges last year than the previous year. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations Banks Earned 36x More From Crypto Accounts The Korean Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has obtained data from banks relating to their virtual account services to crypto exchanges. It includes data from the six banks inspected by the regulators last week: Woori Bank, KB Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, Nonghyup Bank, Korea Development Bank, and Industrial Bank of Korea. The agency revealed on Thursday that the total commission income banks earned from these services last year was 2.221 billion won (~USD$2.1 million), which is 36 times more than the 61 […]
January 19, 2018

Global Securities Watchdog Warns Investors on ICO Risks

An organization of global securities regulators has issued a notice alerting investors to the perceived risks associated with initial coin offerings.
January 19, 2018

Guide: How To Purchase RaiBlocks (XRB) On KuCoin Exchange

RaiBlocks claims to bring a different approach to global transactions compared with Bitcoin. With the block lattice concept that RaiBlocks implements, every account has its blockchain and every block has… Continue reading “Guide: How To Purchase RaiBlocks (XRB) On KuCoin Exchange” The post Guide: How To Purchase RaiBlocks (XRB) On KuCoin Exchange appeared first on .
January 19, 2018

Ethereum Price Bounces Back to $1,050 After dip to $799

After a few difficult days, it seems the cryptocurrency markets are slowly going back to normal. More specifically, the Ethereum price has climbed back above $1,000 as of last night, after dipping all the way down to $799. A very remarkable bound back, even though all markets are still in a bearish state right now. Moreover, the Ethereum market cap has increased to over $100bn again, which is another positive development. Ethereum Price Shows Strong Momentum Although most people keep a close eye on what is happening to Bitcoin right now, it is evident the worthwhile altcoins recover a lot quicker. More specifically, it seems the Ethereum price is going up in value rather quickly, even though Bitcoin is still struggling to surpass $12,000 once again. It is good to see the Ethereum price back above $1,000 again, even while […]
January 19, 2018

PR: X Win Crypto Bet – the Right ICO Could Be the Best Way to Enrich Yourself

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. It is known, the investment process can eventually be destroyed by the initial coin offering (ICO) or ensuing token generation events. The new business model existing it the world of blockchain technology changes traditional fundraising campaigns in the way of clarity, transparent success and safety. Producing of the held-for-trading tokens raises the capital in this process. The peculiarity of ICO is founded on the idea of using the crypto tokens. The main two tokens types proving the services and products of ICO to the potential investors are the utility tokens (app coins) and equity tokens. […]
January 19, 2018

Why São Paulo Wants to Pay for Infrastructure with Cryptocurrency

The Brazilian state wants to pay for feasibility studies with a token designed for the construction industry. Can such a coin achieve network effect?
January 19, 2018

Ledger Raises $75 Million to Upscale Operations

As more people pile into cryptocurrencies, the need for secure storage of them will escalate. At the moment, there are only a handful of companies providing hardware wallets for Bitcoin and altcoins. Currently, those looking for such wallets are increasingly finding shelves are empty of stock amid increasing demand. Blockchain security company Ledger announced yesterday that it has secured $75 million in investments to facilitate upscaling its operations to cope with higher demand. In a press release, the company stated that investments were led by London-based capital markets company Draper Esprit. Investment Partners According to the website, this is the second round, Series B, of funding, with the first securing $7 million in March 2017. Additional funding for this round came from Draper Venture Network funds, including Draper Associates, Draper Dragon, and Boost VC, as well as FirstMark Capital, Cathay […]
January 19, 2018

Wall Street Creates Global Cryptocurrency Data Feed

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) parent Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) has announced it is creating a global cryptocurrency data feed, active by the year’s first quarter. Also read: Have Lunch with Bitcoin Jesus! Wall Street Teams with Bitcoin Developer “Access to comprehensive price discovery is vital to accurately value the cryptocurrency market,” a newly created ICE landing page reads. “Our Cryptocurrency Data Feed, available on the ICE Consolidated Feed, gives you access to streaming real-time, end of day and historical data for the most actively traded digital currencies.” Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) owns several exchanges from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to subsidiaries in Singapore and Netherlands. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, it’s a Fortune 500 company looking to enter the burgeoning cryptocurrency market. Blockstream is a private company geared toward bitcoin core applications, especially sidechains, and funds many bitcoin […]
January 19, 2018

Morgan Stanley Opens to Bitcoin Futures Contracts

Morgan Stanley Opens to Bitcoin Futures Contracts The crypto space is hot property at the moment even in the wake of recent market slumps. More institutionalized finance exchanges and organizations are looking to provide a wider range of products for their clients and these must now include Bitcoin futures. The latest to join the blockchain train is Morgan Stanley. As the first Bitcoin futures contracts expired and were settled this week, the CBoE hailed them a success and a victory for those bearish on Bitcoin. Morgan Stanley has joined its rivals Goldman Sachs and will begin clearing Bitcoin contracts for its clients according to Business Insider. Bitcoin Bandwagon The bank’s chief financial officer, Jonathan Pruzan, said the firm has been clearing Bitcoin futures trades made on CBoE and CME Group. He told Bloomberg in a recent interview: If someone wants to do a trade on […]
January 19, 2018

Morgan Stanley Opens to Bitcoin Futures Contracts

The crypto space is hot property at the moment even in the wake of recent market slumps. More institutionalized finance exchanges and organizations are looking to provide a wider range of products for their clients and these must now include Bitcoin futures. The latest to join the blockchain train is Morgan Stanley. As the first Bitcoin futures contracts expired and were settled this week, the CBoE hailed them a success and a victory for those bearish on Bitcoin. Morgan Stanley has joined its rivals Goldman Sachs and will begin clearing Bitcoin contracts for its clients according to Business Insider. Bitcoin Bandwagon The bank’s chief financial officer, Jonathan Pruzan, said the firm has been clearing Bitcoin futures trades made on CBoE and CME Group. He told Bloomberg in a recent interview: If someone wants to do a trade on the futures […]
January 19, 2018

Overwhelmed Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Hiring Staff by the Hundreds

Cryptocurrency exchanges have been overrun for months, as record demand has caused throttling or restriction of service altogether. With exchanges buckling under the strain, a number of platforms have been forced to temporarily shut their books. On Thursday, Bitstamp announced plans to recruit 100 new call center staff as it struggles to feed the crypto frenzy. Also read: Korean Crypto Exchanges Go on Hiring Spree, Stealing Workers From Banks Bitstamp Buttresses its Exchange When crypto mania and bitcoin prices peaked in December, exchanges were onboarding over a million users a day. Prices have since dropped, but demand for admission to the crypto party has not. Users are still flocking to exchanges, and exchanges are doing their best to accommodate them whilst tending to their existing customer base. In a frank and detailed blogpost on Thursday, Bitstamp CEO Nejc Kodrič tried […]
January 19, 2018

The ECB Wants to Hear Your Cryptocurrency Questions

The European Central Bank is soliciting questions for president Mario Draghi, specifying that cryptocurrency-related questions should be a topic.
January 19, 2018

THE WORLD FIRST DIGITAL EXCHANGER BY USERS

WHAT IS BITMORA? THE WORLD FIRST DIGITAL EXCHANGER BY USERS was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

The Tap Project Partners With Award Winning Game Studio

Award Winning Juego Studios Partners with the Tap Project The Tap Project is excited to announce that we will be partnering with award winning international developers, Juego Studios. This partnership will introduce an exclusive mobile game that will pave the way for converting in-game currency to cryptocurrency through the Tap Platform. This also allows for the completion of the Tap Platform SDK plugin for Unity and Unreal Engine SDK plugin. The Tap Project Partners With Award Winning Game Studio was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

Blockchain or Bullshit?

Blockchain or Bullshit? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 19, 2018

Spain: First Real Estate Sale Using Only Bitcoin in Country

A real estate company based in Barcelona, Spain has sold an apartment for Bitcoin as cryptocurrency enters the mainstream.  A New Way To Pay Mister Piso, a real estate company based in Spain, has sold the first piece of real estate using Bitcoin as legal tender. The company is hoping that a shift into cryptocurrency could accelerate sales and revitalize the housing sector. Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies have steadily gained popularity since its inception around 2009, but why does this appeal to businesses or the consumer? Bitcoin was initially created as an alternative to the current financial system, a device used to circumvent middlemen such as banks and other regulatory bodies. This works because Bitcoin, like other currencies, was created as a peer-to-peer platform and does not require any central body to store the information associated with transactions. Simply put, […]
January 19, 2018

Where’d You Get That Token? 7 Platforms Managing ICOs

A handful of platforms have launched to support token issuers with their sales. Which one an issuer uses may say something about the token itself.
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Holding on to Gains

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Holding on to Gains Key Points Bitcoin cash price recovered well from the $1340 low to well above $1700 against the US Dollar. However, this week’s highlighted crucial bearish trend line with current resistance at $1900 is preventing gains on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Holding on to Gains appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance Key Highlights ETH price started a decent upside recovery after trading as low as $753 against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line with resistance at $1065 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair is struggling to break… The post Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

DASH and Litecoin Analysis January 19, 2018

DASH and Litecoin Analysis January 19, 2018 DASH/USD Dash traders rallied during the session on Thursday, breaking above the $800 level. However, even though this is a bullish move, we have a significant lack of volume. The question now is will we see more people coming back into this place? A break above the $900… The post DASH and Litecoin Analysis January 19, 2018 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance

Ponzi lending smart bot scam Bitconnect finally did what most sane observers predicted long, long ago. It went splat. And it didn’t collapse due to government pressure, nor flurries of bad press, and certainly not from DDoS hacking attacks. The story is more of a ballad, a great object lesson, and it is the lie proving a greater truth: coin centralization and ”governance” end in fiery crashes and hellish burns. Also read: Ditch University and High Transaction Fees! Changes Coming for the Bitconnect System “Ubitex, MyBitcoin, Bitcoin7, Bitscalper, Bitcoin Savings & Trust, Bitcoin Rain, Gbl Basic-Mining, Butterfly Labs, MintPal, Gemcoin, GAW Miners / Paycoin,” well known developer Jameson Lopp listed, including the latest, “Bitconnect. Scammers have wanted your BTC ever since it had an exchange rate. Learn from history. Don’t be greedy. Don’t be a victim,” he tweeted. The third […]
January 19, 2018

US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC

US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC Two Jacksonville students are facing up to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing $4 million worth of bitcoin. The pair hacked darknet site Sheep Marketplace in 2013 and made off with 5,400 BTC. Under forfeiture laws, Nassau County… The post US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Tom Lee Says BTC Will Hit $25,000 in 2018, Advises ‘Aggressive’ Buying At Market Low

Tom Lee Says BTC Will Hit $25,000 in 2018, Advises ‘Aggressive’ Buying At Market Low Co-founder and Fundstat strategist Tom Lee predicted that Bitcoin (BTC) will hit $25,000 by the end of this year in an interview with CNBC today, Jan. 18. Lee had previously forecasted that BTC would only reach this mark by 2022. The Wall Street strategist told CNBC… The post Tom Lee Says BTC Will Hit $25,000 in 2018, Advises ‘Aggressive’ Buying At Market Low appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

Morgan Stanley Now Clearing Bitcoin Futures for Clients, Helping Institutions Gain Exposure

Morgan Stanley becomes the second major Wall Street firm to begin clearing Bitcoin futures contracts, possibly opening the floodgates. #NEWS
January 19, 2018

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Owner to Launch Bitcoin Data Service

At the end of 2017, signs that Bitcoin was making the jump from a currency used and held only by technology and decentralization enthusiasts to a mainstream asset started to hit the press. The launch of Bitcoin futures on two of the major futures exchanges served up an opportunity for traders and investors that wanted to take a position in the cryptocurrency without having to buy and store bitcoins to do just that and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Bitcoin price (what’s grown to become a bellwether of industry health) soared. During early 2017, and especially over the last week or so, the bitcoin price has taken a hit and – with it – sentiment has weakened. This doesn’t mean the fundamental developments have stopped, however. As per this report in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, the owner of the New York […]
January 19, 2018

Arizona State University Partners With Dash to Fund Research, Scholarships

Arizona State University Partners With Dash to Fund Research, Scholarships Arizona State University (ASU) has announced a partnership with the digital currency Dash that will provide $350,000 to “accelerate research, development, and education in ways that advance blockchain transaction speed, efficiency, security, and expand its uses.” The funds will be allocated as follows: The Dash… The post Arizona State University Partners With Dash to Fund Research, Scholarships appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 19, 2018

IOTA Technical Analysis for 01/19/2018 – Break and Retest?

IOTA has recently broken below its consolidation pattern to bitcoin and its range to the dollar. Corrections appear to be […] The post IOTA Technical Analysis for 01/19/2018 – Break and Retest? appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 19, 2018

US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC

Two Jacksonville students are facing up to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing $4 million worth of bitcoin. The pair hacked darknet site Sheep Marketplace in 2013 and made off with 5,400 BTC. Under forfeiture laws, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office will share in a $1.7 million windfall. Also read: US Marshals Plan to Auction $52M Worth of Seized Bitcoins LEA Celebrates Another Bitcoin Bonanza Bitcoin thefts end badly for hackers who don’t cover their tracks, but spell great news for law enforcement. Across the US, federal and state agencies have been treating themselves to new computers and other equipment, all paid for with confiscated digital assets. It’s common practice for law enforcement to keep a portion of the proceeds from major crimes, but bitcoin’s rising value, coupled with the glacial pace at which criminal trials move, has caused […]
January 19, 2018

Neo Approaches Record High But Centralization Concerns Persist

After gaining 2,300% in six months and launching a string of eagerly anticipated ICOs, Neo is quite the success story. It’s that rare thing in the crypto space: a blockchain that’s actually seeing use. A bitcoin price equivalence of $580 per token (if Neo had a 21m supply) suggests there’s still plenty of room to grow. Neo is currently trading for $150, after peaking at $193 earlier this month. But behind the scenes, everything isn’t as rosy as it seems; the Chinese blockchain faces persistent claims of over-centralization and rumors of US exchange delisting. Also read: Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger Raises $75 Million from VC Investors The Neo Kid on the Blockchain If 2017’s crowdsales were all about Ethereum, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Neo. The Asian smart contract platform has some way to go before […]
January 19, 2018

Dash Funds Blockchain Research at Arizona State University

Blockchain research is set to get a cash injection from Dash as the cryptocurrency collaborates with the Arizona State University’s Blockchain Research Laboratory. As blockchain awareness continues to grow, more and more industries are realizing that it could be a viable solution in their business. However, as with any evolving technology, time and effort need to be put into researching its mainstream benefits. Dash Offers Financial Support for Blockchain Research In November last year, Arizona State University (ASU) entered into a collaboration with Dash, a top-20 cryptocurrency with a market cap of just over $6.5 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. The self-funding crypto offers many distinctive characteristics, including instant and private transactions through its InstantSend and PrivateSend features respectively. According to AZ Big Media, the move came after Dash donated $50k to the ASU’s Blockchain Research Laboratory (BRL) in August last […]
January 19, 2018

Arizona State University Partners With Dash to Fund Research, Scholarships

Dash is expanding on its $50,000 donation to ASU’s Blockchain Research Lab (BRL) from last year by donating an additional $100,000 to the BRL and $50,000 for the university’s Luminosity Lab. Dash is also funding $100,000 in scholarships and is creating a Blockchain course. #NEWS
January 19, 2018

VA Seeks Proposals On Blockchain Solutions

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is open to adopting blockchain solutions that address problems such as health data sharing and interoperability.
January 19, 2018

New Debit Card Helps to Unlock Your Digital Currency

Fighting conversion fees: Singapore-based company intends to ease Digital Currency Converting by introducing a new debit card. #SPONSORED
January 19, 2018

Bitcoin Devs Release Long-Awaited Schnorr Paper for Scalability Gains

Bitcoin devs have released the first paper on the Schnorr multi-signature protocol, which, if implemented, would increase bitcoin block sizes.
January 18, 2018

SPiCE VC launches Securitize for ICO security tokenization

SPiCE VC, disruptors of venture capital with the blockchain, announced today the launch of Securitize, a blockchain platform to enable clients like 22X Fund (batch 22 of 500 Startups), CryptoOracle, Kairos.com, and Lottery.com to… SPiCE VC launches Securitize for ICO security tokenization was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 18, 2018

PR: PodOne Adds Veteran Industry Insider to Team and Launches ICO to Revolutionize the Contact Center Industry

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 launching the next global phase in call and contact center services, bringing together employers and agents through its decentralized network while optimizing staff time, reducing labor costs and elevating a new standard in training. The company is launching its Qubicle ICO on January 15th, 2018 to raise funds for the development of their product roadmap. They also announced the addition of Rob Duncan, the former COO of successful work-at-home call center pioneer Alpine Access to the team of advisors. Rob oversaw operations at Alpine Access until it was acquired by Sykes Interactive, a […]
January 18, 2018

Blockchain.info Wallet Opens Bitcoin Buy, Sell Features for Many US Customers

UK-based Blockchain.info, a digital wallet provider, has announced that they have begun offering users in 22 states the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin. #NEWS
January 18, 2018

Q&A With MIMIR CEO Nick Fierro: Blockchain, Challenges, and Opportunity

Q&A With MIMIR CEO Nick Fierro: Blockchain, Challenges, and Opportunity was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 18, 2018

EU Regulator Weighs Restricting Or Partially Banning Cryptocurrency Derivatives

The European Securities and Markets Authority may ban retail investors in the EU from buying derivatives based on cryptocurrencies, and is also considering a range of other restrictions on which it is currently seeking consultation.
January 18, 2018

Crypto asset fund Apollo Capital opens doors to investors

Australia’s first of its kind crypto-fund, Apollo Capital, has announced it is now accepting official investment applications. The actively managed cryptocurrency fund involves expert advisors including Dominet Venture Partners founder and Chairman Domenic Carosa… Crypto asset fund Apollo Capital opens doors to investors was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 18, 2018

Survey: Indians See Brighter Crypto Future than Americans

Despite repeated government warnings against crypto investing, a sizable majority of Indians feel optimistic about the future of cryptocurrencies. Just as many Indians, as Americans, 7%, admit they own bitcoin or an altcoin, according to a survey that covered 6 countries, including major markets. Indians are more optimistic, however – 68% believe that most people will be using cryptos in the next decade, compared to 45% of the US respondents and 47% of the Russians. Indonesians are the strongest believers with 74%, way above the average of 69%. Japan is third (66%), while the Brits are the skeptics of the bunch (44%). Also read: Mining Operations Offered to India After Mixed Signals from Beijing Coins Preferred to Stocks for Investment Acquiring cryptocurrencies is more attractive to Indians than investing in stocks or bonds. 16% of the participants in the study said […]
January 18, 2018

New Study Finds Less Than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions To Exchanges Are Illicit

A new report that analyzes illicit transactions conducted on the blockchain has determined that less than 1% of all Bitcoin transactions are criminal in origin. Elliptic, a UK based cybersecurity firm specialized in creating tools to identify criminality associated with blockchain related transactions, has released a report analyzing the global Bitcoin market with a focus on money laundering. The results somewhat surprisingly find that the much-hyped criminal elements involved in Bitcoin appear disproportionately small, amounting to less than 1% of all Bitcoin transactions. Another surprising fact discovered in the report was that illicit Bitcoin transactions were again disproportionately made to European sources. The Report Our new report with @FDD gives policymakers, regulators and law enforcement insight into how bitcoins from darknet markets, #Ransomware and other illicit sources are laundered: https://t.co/CCqNmZCdCq pic.twitter.com/EqFK5kcUhO — elliptic (@elliptic) January 16, 2018 The research paper […]
January 18, 2018

Institutional Investors Will Bet Big on Cryptocurrencies in 2018

The cryptocurrency market is currently dominated by individual investors, but institutional investors are watching. Where they see profit opportunities, they are sure to pounce. #OP-ED
January 18, 2018

Why IOTA does not need the “moon soon” (a look ahead)

Many people these days are investing lots of money into something which they a year ago would never have listened to you for even a minute. Right now, billions of Dollars are flowing into a market whose main product (be it Bitcoin or its derivates) cannot be explained by 97% of its “investors” on a technical basis (own estimate based on the “investors” I talked to so far). This alone would suffice to call this madness yet it gets even crazier when you look at the attitude which most of the “investors” have: Make big money as quickly as possible — even if it involves spreading memes showing a dog on its way to the moon. Why IOTA does not need the “moon soon” (a look ahead) was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting […]
January 18, 2018

Scalability issues plague Blockchain technology. Meet Zilliqa.

Scalability issues plague Blockchain technology. Meet Zilliqa. was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 18, 2018

Don’t PANIC! January Is the Best Month of the Year! Here’s How and Why

Don’t PANIC! January Is the Best Month of the Year! Here’s How and Why was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 18, 2018

Virginia Beach Government Backs Bitcoin Mine With $500K Grant

The U.S. city of Virginia Beach has granted $500,000 to help establish a new bitcoin mine in the area.
January 18, 2018

NYSE Parent Company Launches Cryptocurrency Data Feed

Intercontinental Exchange announced today that it was partnering with Blockstream to launch a cryptocurrency price data feed.
January 18, 2018

Antpool Adds Support for Siacoin Mining Amid Bitmain Miner Launch

Antpool Adds Support for Siacoin Mining Amid Bitmain Miner Launch AntPool, one of the largest cryptocurrency mining pools, has announced it will now support the siacoin token. The announcement of AntPool mining support comes alongside the news that China’s mining chip giant Bitmain, which owns AntPool, has launched a new mining hardware device, dubbed the AntMiner A3. Data shows… The post Antpool Adds Support for Siacoin Mining Amid Bitmain Miner Launch appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 18, 2018

Austrian Bitcoin Miner May Seek an IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2018

Austrian Bitcoin Miner May Seek an IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2018 Are you an environmentally conscience stock investor looking to add some bitcoin exposure to your portfolio without fearing you might be melting the polar ice caps? A new “green” energy cryptocurrency mining venture may soon be available for you to invest in. Bitcoin IPO Hydrominer GmbH,… The post Austrian Bitcoin Miner May Seek an IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2018 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 18, 2018

Teams that Start out Small are Good for The Cryptocurrency Space

Teams that Start out Small are Good for The Cryptocurrency Space was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 18, 2018

17/01/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere

17/01/2018: 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.
January 18, 2018

‘Unfairly Cheap’ Lightning Network Mainnet Hits 40 Nodes, 60 Channels

The Lightning Network now has over 40 nodes and 60 channels running as the long-awaited technology continues to take new strides. A $9500 Lightning Network Data reported on Reddit Thursday shows the propagation of Lightning nodes, which are just beginning to take foot after the so-called ‘layer two’ technology debuted on the Bitcoin mainnet. “I only paid a 0.0003515 BTC (~$4) fee to open the channel! I can’t seem to find those $100+ fees I’ve been hearing so much about,” announced LN developer Jack Mallers on Twitter, which Blockstream CSO Samson Mow jokingly described as “unfairly cheap.” On Wednesday, Bitcoinist reported that Blockstream had launched its merchandise store with immediate Lightning payment support, a gesture in what developers described as helping the concept gain mainstream trust and adoption. At current count, there are 38 nodes and 58 open channels processing transactions, with total […]
January 18, 2018

Chip Giant TSMC Expects Strong Demand for Cryptocurrency Mining to Continue

Chip Giant TSMC Expects Strong Demand for Cryptocurrency Mining to Continue The world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, TSMC, expects that the bitcoin mining industry will continue to grow this year, fueling an increased demand for its chips. Some analysts now see the cryptocurrency mining sector as offering the highest potential to cover for weak iPhone… The post Chip Giant TSMC Expects Strong Demand for Cryptocurrency Mining to Continue appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 18, 2018

Wanchain launches Mainnet 1.0 for private cross-blockchain applications

Wanchain, the distributed financial infrastructure powered by cross-blockchain smart contracts with privacy protection, today announced the deployment of their Mainnet. Based on Ethereum’s codebase with Monero-style privacy protection and cross-chain capabilities, Wanchain’s vision is… Wanchain launches Mainnet 1.0 for private cross-blockchain applications was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 18, 2018

Decentralised Exchange Protocols

The Crypto Winners of 2018 Decentralised Exchange Protocols was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 18, 2018

WTF is the Blockchain — 2min Version

Not sure if this is possible, but lets try shall we… WTF is the Blockchain — 2min Version was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.