March 21, 2018

Exchange to Investigate Another Chinese Stock Over Blockchain Claims

A second Chinese public firm in a week is being questioned by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange over the authenticity of its healthcare blockchain claims.
March 21, 2018

ALAX and Gionee Partnership Brings Mobile Gaming to Over 40 Million Users Across 50 Countries

ALAX is a mobile game distribution platform. It enables developers to access over a hundred million users worldwide through its network Gionee is one of China’s and India’s largest smartphone manufacturers Leverages blockchain to deliver mobile gaming content to tens of millions of unbanked consumers across Asia – including in Southeast Asia, India, China   Hong Kong, 21 March 2018 –— ALAX, a Hong Kong and Geneva based mobile game distribution platform, and Gionee, among the world’s top smartphone manufacturers have entered a partnership. ALAX will be pre-installed on Gionee’s new smartphones, with older models moving to the ALAX platform in line with regular updates. Gionee shipped over 40 million smartphones worldwide in 2016. The company’s phones are now one of the most popular brands in India, adding to its presence in over 50 global markets. ALAX’s token-based technology will now provide global mobile game […]
March 21, 2018

Survey Shows That 26 Million Americans Own Cryptocurrencies and 8% Wants to Buy

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have been expanding in a wide variety of fields. According to a survey carried out by Finder.com, 26 million Americans have purchased cryptocurrencies. The survey was… Continue reading “Survey Shows That 26 Million Americans Own Cryptocurrencies and 8% Wants to Buy” The post Survey Shows That 26 Million Americans Own Cryptocurrencies and 8% Wants to Buy appeared first on .
March 21, 2018

Mesh Networking with Melissa Quinn of RightMesh.io

Crypto Disrupted Episode 13: An interview with Melissa Quinn of RightMesh.io, a mesh networking blockcahin company. Greg Kerr and I interview Melissa Quinn, and discuss mesh networking using blockchain technology. https://medium.com/media/d7cc1319ab27413e7814370e80cb9379/href Also available on iTunes. For more episodes of Crypto Disrupted subscribe on YouTube, or subscribe and listen on iTunes. Mesh Networking with Melissa Quinn of RightMesh.io was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 21, 2018

Cardano Price Keeps Rising as all Altcoins Recover

It has been a pretty interesting few days for all cryptocurrency markets. With most currencies noting small to medium gains, a trend reversal appears to be on our hands.  As of right now, some coins are nothing some big gains as of right now, including Cardano. With the Cardano price shooting up by nearly 19% in the past 24 hours, things are looking good once again. Cardano Price is Moving Up Nicely It has become evident there are a few currencies out there which will rise in value quicker than the rest. This is especially true where lower-cap currencies are concerned, but it also applies to higher-ranked altcoins as of right now. The Cardano price is looking pretty solid right now, thanks to another solid 18.96% gain over the past 24 hours. It is evident there is a genuine demand […]
March 21, 2018

3 Big Problems Ripple Investors Can No Longer Ignore

While Ripple is “not a bad investment” right now, major challenges exist when it comes to long-term prospects for its bank-oriented digital token (XRP), according to Weiss Ratings. 2 Dilemmas for Ripple’s XRP Token… Independent ratings agency Weiss Ratings began listing cryptocurrency grades since January of this year. While Bitcoin’s relatively low grade of a C+ (recently upgraded to a B-) received most of the attention, the agency also graded many other cryptocurrencies, helping investors pick cryptos with the highest potential while avoiding the least promising. Recently, Weiss Ratings put the spotlight on the third most popular digital token, Ripple (XRP), which currently has a market cap of under $28 billion USD. “In the near term, the Ripple token (XRP) is not a bad investment,” writes Juan M. Villaverde, editor at Weiss Ratings, who has been covering cryptocurrencies since 2012. […]
March 21, 2018

How Can Blockchain Be Used to Aid Cybersecurity?

With the rapid advancement of internet-based technologies, cybersecurity is a constant cloud looming on the horizon. As the technology evolves, so too, do the cybercriminals. Their constant efforts to steal valuable data and disrupt business through DDoS attacks are increasingly sophisticated. Holding companies hostage and monetizing data through ransomware techniques is sadly par for the course. In fact, it’s estimated that cybersecurity alone costs the global economy some $450 billion a year. With IT professionals scrambling to stay one step ahead of the hackers, how can blockchain be used to aid cybersecurity? No Single Point of Failure The decentralized nature of the blockchain means that there is no single point of failure, nor one central database waiting to be hacked. Information is stored over several databases, and each block is linked to the next in the chain, making no “hackable” […]
March 21, 2018

G-20 Summit Reaches Soft Agreement on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Today, cryptocurrencies are operating positively after the G-20 summit did not impose strict sanctions to cryptocurrencies. According to a leaked document released by NGO Bitcoin Argentina, the regulations that will… Continue reading “G-20 Summit Reaches Soft Agreement on Cryptocurrency Regulations” The post G-20 Summit Reaches Soft Agreement on Cryptocurrency Regulations appeared first on .
March 21, 2018

South Korean Financial Watchdog Touts Blockchain in Fintech Plans

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission plans to encoureage businesses to use blockchain tech in new payment systems and more.
March 21, 2018

In Praise of the Cryptocurrency Bubble

This mania is incentivizing the formation of collaborative networks of developers and entrepreneurs. Their ideas will shape the economy of the future.
March 21, 2018

The “decentralized, distributed and public digital ledger” Breakdown

The “decentralized, distributed and public digital ledger” Breakdown was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 21, 2018

A Blockchain Sexual Revolution: Crypto In the Adult Entertainment Industry

Blockchain tech is revolutionizing the adult entertainment industry #PANORAMA
March 21, 2018

Jacob Salvador: CFO at Bitspace and Blockchain Specialist Advisor joins Zerocoin, Cryptocurrency for Gambling

Meet Jacob Salvador– Blockchain Specialist AdvisortoZeroEdge Bet The heart and soul of the ZeroEdge betting concept lie in the successful integration of today’s leading Blockchain technologies, along with the successful launch of ICOs. This is one of the main reasons why we choose very carefully who we select to be part of the ZeroEdge advisory board. It is also one of the main reasons why we are so excited to introduce one of the most innovative entrepreneurs and Blockchain experts to you, Jacob Salvador. Jacob has years of experience as an investment professional as well as a tremendous amount of experience in the asset management, private equity, and project finance sectors. Blockchain technology is becoming increasingly important, not only in online gambling, and Jacob is one of the leading experts in this field. Along with our other expert Blockchain advisors, […]
March 21, 2018

Why reputation systems don’t work — And how an old Hebrew saying can save the world of…

Why reputation systems don’t work — And how an old Hebrew saying can save the world of Decentralized Oracles In this blog post I will analyze the two main approaches to Decentralized Oracle systems — Game theoretical and Mechanical approaches. Augur, TruthCoin and Gnosis will represent the first, while Oraclize and Chainlink will represent the second. My claim is both of the approaches don’t really work, and I will suggest a third alternative which I believe could be the future of Decentralized Oracles. Game Theoretic Decentralized Oracles This approach aims to disincentivize bad actors through a reputation system or other compensation mechanisms. You can see my case study of using the approach for a specific financial instrument here. Augur — The first version Whitepaper Major points: Setting up a Quorum is by definition is very sybil attackable. Once you define a limit to reporters to an oracle […]
March 21, 2018

PR: Breakthrough Crypto Investment App Coinseed Launches Globally and Announces Its ICO

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. Coinseed ICO NYC, USA – New York based fintech startup Coinseed, announced today that its app – which lets users invest their spare change into crypto – has now launched globally. They also announced the ICO to start on March 20th which has 15% bonus for early investors who get whitelisted. Originally, Coinseed was founded when it became evident there was a huge audience interested in cryptocurrencies but those people found it hard to invest in crypto. They mostly wanted to invest small amounts initially to learn. “Many of our app users came to us […]
March 21, 2018

ICOs Need Fresh Regulatory Guidelines From SEC

Initial Coin Offerings regulated by 80-year-old Securities laws need contemporary regulations to thrive. #ANALYSIS
March 21, 2018

G20 and Cryptocurrencies: Baby Steps Towards Regulatory Recommendations

Cryptocurrencies were up for debate at the G20 meeting and it looks like there was some ground made with a July regulatory recommendation deadline being set #IN_DEPTH
March 21, 2018

G20 Argentina Ends With No New Cryptocurrency Regulation

Nations forming the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Argentina this week issued Comunicado oficial de la primera reunión de ministros de Hacienda y presidentes de Bancos Centrales del G20, or first communication from the world’s central bankers concerning their work. The two page document is crammed with statements, and on the final page bankers seemed to table cryptocurrency regulations, while acknowledging both their potential for “efficiency and inclusiveness” but also “tax evasion, money laundering and terrorist financing.” Bankers urged the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to apply their standards to “crypto-assets” in order to “advance global implementation.” Also read: Bitcoiners Demand More Crypto CFDs and Spread-Betting in the UK G20 Will Tackle Crypto Regs Mañana “We acknowledge that technological innovation, including that underlying crypto-assets, has the potential to improve the efficiency and inclusiveness of the financial system and the economy […]
March 21, 2018

Kevin O’Leary And The Hotel ICO Deal – Could This Influence The Market in a Positive Way?

We recently reported that Kevin O’Leary, a well known Irish Canadian businessman, stated for CNBC that he’s going to be part of the first hotel asset-backed ICO. Unfortunately, the hotel… Continue reading “Kevin O’Leary And The Hotel ICO Deal – Could This Influence The Market in a Positive Way?” The post Kevin O’Leary And The Hotel ICO Deal – Could This Influence The Market in a Positive Way? appeared first on .
March 21, 2018

Korea Telecom Announces Blockchain For Network Security

South Korean telecom provider KT unveiled a new system based on a blockchain security-focused network.
March 21, 2018

Chinese Stock Exchange Cracks Down on Blockchain Claims

The Shenzhen Exchange in China has started cracking down on companies using misleading blockchain affiliations to boost their stock prices. Companies are always on the prowl for any means to boost their stock price. Such efforts can range from cutting costs to creating innovative new products. A recent trend is for companies to jump on board the blockchain bandwagon to provide an instant stock boost. The Shenzhen Exchange in China is having none of this, however, and has started cracking down on companies who are misleading consumers over claims of blockchain connections. Shenzhen Dubious Relationship A number of companies in the Chinese market have proclaimed some form of blockchain affiliation, which has resulted in some dramatic increases in stock value. One such company is Zhejiang Enjoyor Electronics Co., Ltd., who posted on social media that one of their firms entered […]
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Ecosystem Sees a Tidal Wave of Merchant Acceptance

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on Bitpay launching bitcoin cash (BCH) integration for the firm’s loadable Visa debit cards. Since then the company has implemented BCH invoice support for all of the firm’s vendors, and now bitcoin cash can be spent with thousands of merchants worldwide. Also read: Some of Bitcoin’s Earliest Adopters Find it Difficult to ‘Cash Out’ Thousands of Merchants and Nonprofits Now Accept Bitcoin Cash Merchant adoption has been increasing lately for the BCH ecosystem, but in one day that metric spiked considerably. Bitpay has fully integrated bitcoin cash payments for all of its vendors and merchants that utilize the company’s payment processing services. Since the ‘cryptocurrency fever’ swept the globe in 2017, Bitpay’s merchant list has grown considerably last year. This includes significant merchant growth in the U.S., South America, Asia, and Europe. Bitcoin cash can be used […]
March 21, 2018

US National Security Agency Develops System To Identify Bitcoin Users, Say Leaked Docs

The NSA is reportedly able to identify owners of cryptocurrency wallets using a secret surveillance program called OAKSTAR. #NEWS
March 21, 2018

How Much Should A Blockchain Cost? The Compelling Case for Higher Fees

While many think crypto transaction fees should be pushed lower, these researchers believe users could be paying more.
March 21, 2018

Snowden Leak Suggests NSA Is Extensively Tracking Bitcoin Users

The U.S. National Security Agency is reportedly aiming to track down users behind the bitcoin blockchain.
March 21, 2018

Mastermind Behind Silk Road Appeals Judge’s Decisions

Ross Ulbricht, also known by his alias as Dread Pirate Roberts of Silk Road infamy, is appealing Judge Katherine B. Forrest’s decision to deny him a new trial. Ross William Ulbricht is best known for his role in orchestrating the Silk Road marketplace that accepted Bitcoin for transactions. The marketplace operated using the Tor network and is most commonly associated with the sale of drugs, false identification documents, and computer hacking software. Motion Denied According to sources, Ulbricht is appealing the decisions made by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on February 5th and February 21st, 2018. In her decisions, the judge shot down the defendant’s attempt for a rehearing as well as extending time for a Rule 33 motion. Judge Forrest explained her motives, stating: A Rule 33 motion is not an opportunity to re-litigate that which has been litigated, or to […]
March 21, 2018

Tradelize Announces Spring Dates for Their Upcoming ICO

Tradelize, the cryptocurrency trading toolkit built for expert and novice crypto traders and investors alike, announced today that they will be launching their ICO this spring. Their token pre-sale is slated for mid-April, and the public sale will begin in May 2018. The company has partnered with ICOBox, who is advising them through their product development, along with providing legal advice, marketing, and PR consulting services. ICOBox is a world leader in providing SaaS solutions for companies wishing to conduct their own ICOs and has helped over 30 companies complete successful token sales over the past year alone. The Tradelize ecosystem was developed to bring together professional traders, crypto holders, and newcomers to the crypto-market while offering tailor-made solutions for each one of them. The platform operates as a synergistic network that relies on its three interface layers: Tradelize.terminal for […]
March 21, 2018

Binance (BNB/BTC) Technical Analysis for 03/21/2018 – Area of Interest

Binance recently broke below short-term support around 0.00107 and dipped to 0.00101. A pullback seems to be taking place and applying the Fibonacci retracement tool shows that the 50% level lines up with the broken support, which might hold as resistance. The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the upside. However, the gap has narrowed enough to show that a downward crossover is about to happen, drawing more sellers in. These moving averages are also in line with the area of interest around 0.00107. Stochastic is moving up but dipping into overbought territory, indicating that buyers are feeling exhausted and might let sellers take over. RSI has more room to climb, though, so a higher pullback to the 61.8% Fib at 0.00110 could take place. If any of […]
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Showing Positive Signs

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Showing Positive Signsf Key Points Bitcoin cash price is moving higher and it broke the $975 resistance against the US Dollar. There was a break above a crucial bearish trend line with resistance at $975 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Showing Positive Signs appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 03/21/2018 – More Bullish Confirmation

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 03/21/2018 – More Bullish Confirmation Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price appears to have broken past a complex inverse head and shoulders pattern. This adds to the recent bullish signals being seen on the short-term time frames. Price has also broken past the descending trend line and moving averages, which… The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 03/21/2018 – More Bullish Confirmation appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 21, 2018

G20’s Closing Statements On Cryptocurrency And Blockchain

The G20 summit in Argentina closed its session with a directive for future development of crypto-asset and blockchain standards, protections, and innovation.
March 21, 2018

New Tools Help Crypto Traders Make Smarter Decisions

If knowledge is power, today’s traders are stronger than they’ve ever been. The range and function of analytical tools is improving by the day, presenting investors with a smorgasbord of options. Sites such as Onchainfx are continually adding new features, empowering traders to make more informed decisions based on more data sets. Also read: 8 Alternatives to Coinmarketcap Today’s Investors Have an Enviable Suite of Analytic Tools From technical analysis to fundamental analysis, the best traders leave no stone unturned in their quest to find hidden gems. Low market cap coins with a solid development team; tokenized projects with the potential to 10x; altcoins that have been unfairly pummeled and are due for a rebound. All this, and much more, can now be gleaned in little more than a few clicks. There’s no need to connect to APIs and painstakingly perfect […]
March 21, 2018

American Bar to IRS: Create Safe Harbor for Hard-Forked Cryptos

American Bar to IRS: Create Safe Harbor for Hard-Forked Cryptos The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) needs to establish guidelines on how Americans can report gains from hard-forked cryptocurrencies, the American Bar Association Section of Taxation said Tuesday. Section Chair Karen Hawkins wrote a letter noting that “several important developments in the cryptocurrency economy have taken place” since… The post American Bar to IRS: Create Safe Harbor for Hard-Forked Cryptos appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 21, 2018

The Nauticus Exchange ICO is now live!

· Loyal Nauticus users eligible for an additional 5 percent bonus for one week only. · Anyone who signed up prior to March 18 can access up to 40 percent bonus coins. · Australian Government’s AUSTRAC has approved Nauticus’s registration as an independent remittance dealer. Head to nauticus.io to secure your Nauticus Coins now! DELAYING the launch of the Nauticus ICO by 36 hours is one of the toughest decisions Nauticus co-founders Jonathan Chang and Bryan Ng have ever had to make. But user security always has to be the highest priority for any crypto exchange — because, as we’ve seen over the years, once trust is gone it is virtually impossible to get it back. A comprehensive security audit by Chief Security Officer Barry Cheng on Saturday examined reports of scammers attempting to use the Nauticus brand name, and looked in detail at the cutting edge […]
March 21, 2018

THOUGHT, The World’s First Public Mineable AI Blockchain, Launches ICO

Thought, an artificial intelligence and blockchain start-up backed by Harrisburg University, is developing a completely new way of utilizing and processing data by integrating artificial intelligence and smart logic into every bit of data. “In the few past decades, humans have advanced in technology at an exponential pace. It is incredible to witness. But all of these innovations have also caused an explosion of data. Everything ranging from social media to human genome research generates massive amounts of data,” says CEO and Founder of Thought, Professor Andrew Hacker. “Currently, all data is created equal until it is sorted through and categorized by special algorithms. Data is inherently inanimate – it only becomes useful when it is processed by an application. The massive growth in data creation is adding up to a landscape littered with too much information and applications, and […]
March 21, 2018

How Can You Best Protect Your Cryptocurrency?

If you hold cryptocurrency – or plan on doing so – you should seek the advice of an information security professional about the best ways to secure your assets; an expert can evaluate the particulars of your own environment and situation to help you best defend yourself against risk while accomplishing your financial goals.  That said, here are 18 pieces of advice to think about – and ideas to discuss with any expert with whom you consult:   1. If you own, or plan to own, cryptocurrency, educate yourself about cryptocurrency, and the various ways that criminals attempt to steal it. Make sure that you understand enough about cryptocurrency so as not to make a serious blunder that costs you dearly. 2. Use unique, strong passwords to protect your cryptocurrency wallets. For ideas on how to create strong passwords that you can […]
March 21, 2018

Russia: State Duma Considers Law ‘On Digital Financial Assets’, Echoes US Regulations

The State Duma of Russia is considering a bill ‘On Digital Financial Assets’, echoing KYC requirements of US crypto exchanges #NEWS
March 21, 2018

Hardware Wallet Demand in South Korea Grows Exponentially

According to local reports in South Korea, demand for hardware wallets is increasing exponentially. The demand has stemmed from attempted hacks last year against domestic trading platforms like Upbit and Bithumb. Also read: Lawsuit Challenges Google’s Ban on Crypto Ads in Russia Regional Reports Detail South Korean Hardware Wallet Demand is Rising South Korean cryptocurrency traders want to keep their digital assets safer after a few scares from local exchanges in 2017. The cryptocurrency trading platform Upbit, and Bithumb were both targeted last year with attempts at breaching the firm’s hot wallets. Further, the recent Coincheck exchange hack in Japan has frightened South Koreans as well, which has bolstered more individuals to get their hands on some form of cold storage. Many cryptocurrency enthusiasts worldwide use cold storage devices like Trezor, Ledger, Bitbox, and Keepkey. However, South Koreans also have […]
March 21, 2018

Axie Infinity — A Quick Overview

Axie Infinity — A Quick Overview was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 21, 2018

Technology Industry News & Trends, February 2018

Technology Industry News & Trends, February 2018 was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 21, 2018

Lescovex exchange announces its collaboration with Hervé Falciani

Lescovex exchange announces its collaboration with Hervé Falciani was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 21, 2018

Coca-Cola, US State Department Consider Blockchain For Labor Registry

On Friday, at SXSW, Coca-Cola shared that the company will collaborate with the US State Department, Blockchain Trust Accelerator, and Bitfury to create a blockchain pilot to clamp down on forced labor and exploitation.
March 21, 2018

CoinJolt.com – Digital Currency Investing Made Simple

CoinJolt.com allows users to buy, sell and invest in digital currencies instantly with ZERO fees. Users are able to buy cryptocurrencies at compared market value across multiple exchanges, allowing for guaranteed best prices across the board. The best part? Investors can trade digital currencies without paying outrageous transactions. The platform calls this, “off-chain transactions,” which has been impactful to the blockchain community surrounding Bitcoin and an example in which the rest of the industry follows. This simple feature offers significant upside to users, as investors don’t have to pay traditional transactional fees, eliminating the irony with micro-payments in transactions. An innovative leader in the cryptocurrency space, we’re definitely long on CoinJolt. These subtle fundamental features make their platform one of the most sought out after platforms in cryptocurrency. Investors can sign up and be investment ready within minutes. They incorporate […]
March 21, 2018

G20 Set to Determine if Cryptocurrencies Should be Defined as Assets

Cryptocurrencies, or at least defining the term, seem to be a hot topic at the current G20 summit. In fact, it seems that the group is pushing to define them as assets and not currencies at all. According to Bloomberg, this will be discussed on Tuesday. However, a draft statement shows that the group believes that cryptocurrencies “lack the traits of sovereign currencies”, and therefore should not be referred to as such. Klaas Knot, who is the president of De Nederlandsche Bank NV, had this to say: Whether you call it crypto assets, crypto tokens, definitely not cryptocurrencies, let that be clear a message as far as I’m concerned. I don’t think any of these cryptos satisfy the three roles money plays in an economy. Knot also chairs the Financial Stability Board’s standard committee on the assessment of vulnerabilities. Ilan […]
March 21, 2018

China’s Crypto Innovators Not Fazed By Bans Or Strict Regulations, See ‘Promising Future’

China’s various bans on crypto aren’t keeping these two innovators from focusing their Blockchain projects on the Chinese market #INTERVIEW
March 21, 2018

Paxful Protects the Vulnerable Unbanked from Being Scammed

The Wild West nature of cryptocurrency is a fertile ground for scammers. However, Paxful works overtime to protect the vulnerable unbanked from being scammed. In this day and age, it’s somewhat surprising to realize the vast number of people who have little to no access to institutionalized financial services. While regions like Africa feature a large proportion of these unbanked, their numbers can be found in even the most industrialized nations in the West. Being unbanked means a loss of economic opportunities, including the ability to take part in the decentralized cryptocurrency marketplace. Paxful offers an economic lifeline to the unbanked, allowing them to fully take part in the crypto sphere through peer-to-peer financial transactions. Just as important is the fact that Paxful works hard to protect the unbanked seeking to buy Bitcoin from being scammed by malicious entities. More […]
March 21, 2018

FundFantasy Offers a 50% Bonus to Crypto-Community for 48 Hours, as the Market Makes Efforts To Recover

London, March 20th, 2018 – Due to the recent market fluctuation, FundFantasy is offering the crypto community a 50% good-faith bonus on their FUNDZ for next 48 hours, as the market makes efforts to rebound. In order to participate in the 48-hour promotion, visit https://ico.fundfantasy.com/ What is FundFantasy? FundFantasy is a Daily Fantasy Trading (DFT) Platform allowing users to compete for prizes by crafting the most profitable investment portfolio they can come up with. Why is FundFantasy Interesting? Development of the platform is already in advanced stages and is available on https://www.fundfantasy.com. The launch of the mobile version was due on Q3 of 2018 and is already live ahead of time. The FundFantasy ICO will redistribute unsold tokens pro-rata to Presale and ICO investors only (Team, founders, advisors etc. are excluded from the distribution of unsold tokens). This protects investors […]
March 20, 2018

US Treasury Could Add Cryptocurrency Wallet Addresses To Sanctions List

The Treasury has laid the groundwork to add specific wallet address to its SDN List, but the efficacy of the department’s approach is questionable.
March 20, 2018

Ethfinex generates $2.4 million in fees during the first month of operation

Ethereum token exchange ecosystem Ethfinex has finished its first full 30 days of operation and has provided a first-month report showing the new ERC20 platform has generated $2,400,000 million USD in fees during the period. Ethfinex generates $2.4 million in fees during the first month of operation
March 20, 2018

Did Russia Help Create The Venezuelan Petro To Undermine US Sanctions?

Russian officials and businessmen were reportedly instrumental in helping Venezuela create its oil-backed petro cryptocurrency. If true, the interference was likely intended to erode US sanctions that have afflicted Russia since 2014.
March 20, 2018

Survey Says 8% of the American Population Now Own Cryptocurrency

A new survey of Americans has discovered that the cryptocurrency community still has a long way to go to in order to simplify the technology or to reach out and educate more people in the United States, especially among women and older folks. Also Read: Mainstream Media Reports of “Blockchain Elections” in Sierra Leone Are All Fake News Today’s Bitcoin Buyers Are Still Early Adopters Personal finance comparisons portal Finder recently commissioned a survey of 2,001 American adults to help map out the cryptocurrency landscape in the US. It found that 7.95% of the population has invested in a cryptocurrency, leaving much room for adoption to grow among the vast majority of Americans. And among the 92.05% of didn’t buy any cryptocurrency, 7.76% do plan to purchase some in the future. As for the reasons people didn’t invest in cryptocurrency, […]
March 20, 2018

Bitcoin Price Breaks $9,000, Doesn’t Stay For Long

Bitcoin breaches 9k barrier, but not for long. At press time is trading in high 8ks. #NEWS
March 20, 2018

Volumes on Most Major Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fake or Inflated: Study

Volumes on Most Major Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fake or Inflated: Study Earlier this month, cryptocurrency trader Sylvain Ribes investigated into the volumes of most small-scale cryptocurrencies and discovered that the trading volume of OKEx, the fourth largest cryptocurrency trading platform in the world, is mostly inflated. Inflated volumes Ribes, who initially set out to conduct a study… The post Volumes on Most Major Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fake or Inflated: Study appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 20, 2018

XDCE Token Goes Live on Exchanges like Bancor, KoinOK, Alphaex, Forkdelta & Etherflyer Opens 20% Above the Token Contribution Price

Singapore, March 20, 2018—Singapore based Blockchain Technology Company, XinFin that focuses on blockchain protocol development to power larger enterprises to create real-world use cases by tokenizing various physical assets and powering a global peer-to-peer trade and finance platform called tradefinex.org has successfully conducted its initial coin offering (ICO) recently. The company raised $15 million USD equivalent digital assets, which is a sign of great confidence from global user base towards the fastest growing blockchain based ecosystem. XinFin’s Co-Founder, Peter Yeo said: We are really excited to announce that within a week of initial offering our Utility token XDCE is now available for trading on various public exchanges like Bancor.network (https://www.bancor.network/), Koinok.com (https://www.koinok.com/), Alphaex.net (https://alphaex.net/), Forkdelta https://forkdelta.github.io/ and Etherflyer.com https://www.etherflyer.com/. This will make it effortless for our users to convert their utility tokens, providing them with continuous liquidity not even against […]
March 20, 2018

Announcement: Measuring Blockchain Performance with Hyperledger Caliper

March 20, 2018

Could Indecent Images on the Blockchain Spell the Demise of Bitcoin?

Could Indecent Images on the Blockchain Spell the Demise of Bitcoin? A team of German blockchain researchers have discovered images of child abuse on the Bitcoin blockchain. Since many network participants need to download a copy of the entire blockchain and it is entirely immutable, the legal implications of this might be damning for the… The post Could Indecent Images on the Blockchain Spell the Demise of Bitcoin? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 20, 2018

Maryland Bills Call for Study, Possible Regulation of Blockchain

Maryland’s proposed Financial Consumer Protection Act would represent the U.S. state’s first regulatory pronouncements on cryptocurrency since 2014.
March 20, 2018

15-Year-Old Security Researcher Shares Ledger Wallet Exploit

Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has published a firmware update to remedy several security flaws. The exploits were independently found by a trio of white hat security researchers, one of whom, Saleem Rashid, is a 15-year-old British boy. The attack vector he discovered is hardware based, and is not limited to Ledger devices, making it difficult to mitigate altogether via software alone. Also read: Ledger Addresses Man in the Middle Attack That Threatens Millions of Hardware Wallets Ledger at Loggerheads with Security Researcher Who Found Flaw On March 20, Ledger released an update to its firmware, 1.4.1, accompanied by a blog post that promised “a deep dive into security fixes”. It began: “Following a transparent and responsible disclosure process, we are giving a full detailed assessment of the fixed attack vectors that the Firmware 1.4 patches, which were initially reported by […]
March 20, 2018

Edward Snowden Reveals Bitcoin Inquiries By NSA

The NSA has been snooping around the bitcoin blockchain – and maybe a little more.
March 20, 2018

A16z, USV Lead $12 Million Funding for Ethereum App CryptoKitties

CryptoKitties will break away from its developer, Axiom Zen, after raising $12 million of venture capital.
March 20, 2018

Essentia.One Whitelist & Members Area Guide

It’s time to begin! The Essentia whitelist is now open. You are invited to join us on a fantastic journey to a new, decentralized world. A world of ownership, privacy, and security. To make your life as simple as possible we’ve prepared a comprehensive guide on joining our whitelist. What’s in it for me? Only those who have joined the Essentia Whitelist can participate in the pre-ICO, ICO, and future airdrops. If you’re not on the list you don’t get in. So join thousands of others who have already signed up and get yourself whitelisted now! Whitelist Registration Guide Let’s get right to the point. On our website, when you click on the “Join whitelist” button, you will be required to enter your email address. If you’re already registered just click login to head right to the Member Area. The […]
March 20, 2018

Wikipedia Rival Everipedia Plans Token Airdrop in June

Wikipedia Rival Everipedia Plans Token Airdrop in June Decentralized encyclopedia startup Everipedia plans to distribute its proprietary tokens next month through an airdrop. Announcing the move Tuesday, the Wikipedia competitor said its IQ tokens will be part of an incentive program, which rewards users who improve the articles on the platform by curating information or… The post Wikipedia Rival Everipedia Plans Token Airdrop in June appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 20, 2018

G20 Calls for Crypto Regulation Recommendations By July

Argentina’s Central Bank chairman, Frederico Sturzenegger, said the G20 members are looking for “specific recommendations” on cryptocurrencies.
March 20, 2018

Report: Russians Helped Venezuela Launch the Petro

Time Magazine reported Tuesday that the Russian government helped Venezuela develop the petro cryptocurrency with the support of Vladimir Putin.
March 20, 2018

Public Vs Private blockchain protocols: What’s the difference?

Public Vs Private blockchain protocols: What’s the difference? Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin protocol was the first to successfully apply the concept of a distributed public ledger to peer-to-peer transactions. In line with the decentralized nature of the technology, Nakamoto released the protocol as open source meaning anyone could take the protocol, modify it and their own… The post Public Vs Private blockchain protocols: What’s the difference? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 20, 2018

France’s Le Maire Places Cryptocurrency Regulation ‘At Heart’ Of G20 Discussions

France’s minister of finance published an op-ed today, highlighting France’s crypto-related ambitions. He used very enthusiastic language and likely timed the publication to coincide with today’s G20 meeting of central bankers.
March 20, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: Rise to $8,800 – $9,000 Soon to Follow?

Bitcoin has endured an impressive price hike. After yesterday’s short jump to approximately $8,300, the currency has seemingly increased by over $500, and is trading at just under $8,900. It’s a nice bit of news for crypto advocates, and the coin could potentially be trading at $9,000 in just a matter of days. One source goes so far as to suggest the bitcoin bear run may have reached an official end. Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee, which has remained a strong proponent of bitcoin and its ever-changing technology, states that the recent crash may have affected bitcoin, but was directed primarily towards altcoins, of which 75 percent remain in the red. He did mention that this crash is now easing up, though he states it will likely be another five to six months before altcoins make a full return to numbers seen […]
March 20, 2018

Auctus Integrating Bancor ProtocolTM to Provide Continuous Liquidity for AUC Token Holders

Auctus, the world’s first blockchain based retirement plan platform, has entered a collaboration with Bancor to provide continuous liquidity for its token holders. By integrating the Bancor ProtocolTM and joining the decentralized liquidity network, AUC tokens will be available in the Bancor Web App along with BNT (the Bancor Network Token), STORM, OMG (OmiseGO), and a long list of partners using the Bancor Protocol. All the integrated tokens can be automatically converted to any other using MetaMask. Auctus will activate a Token Relay with around 1% initially of its circulating token supply (exact percentage will depend on the ETH/USD rate and amount raised) within two weeks following the successful completion of the Token Sale. “The global community using the Auctus Platform will use AUC tokens as the only platform currency to trade products and services within the platform”, said Raphael […]
March 20, 2018

Court Orders Telegram to Hand Russia Its Encryption Keys

Telegram has lost a court battle against handing its encryption keys to Russian security services. The messaging platform, which forms a pivotal network for the cryptocurrency community, has said it will appeal to the Supreme Court in a bid to prevent Russia obtaining the private data of millions of users. Also read: Some of Bitcoin’s Earliest Adopters Find it Difficult to ‘Cash Out’ Telegram Battles for User Privacy Supreme Court Judge Alla Nazarova today rejected an appeal filed by Telegram, objecting to Russia’s Federal Security Services (FSB) obtaining the encryption keys to its platform. As a result, Telegram will be legally obligated to grant security forces access to the private messages and other data of its users, unless it can convince an appellate court to reverse the decision. Shortly after the ruling was made public, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov had this […]
March 20, 2018

Wikipedia Rival Everipedia Plans Token Airdrop in June

Decentralized encyclopedia startup Everipedia announced it would airdrop its IQ tokens to members in June.