April 11, 2018

Nasdaq to Delist Long Blockchain After Appeal Fails

Shares of the beverage manufacturer that pivoted to cryptocurrency will no longer trade on the Nasdaq, beginning Thursday.
April 11, 2018

Brazilian University Launches Cryptocurrency Masters Programme

Brazilian University Launches Cryptocurrency Masters Programme A major Sao Paulo institution is launching what has been reported as Brazil’s first Master’s degree in cryptofinance. The course comes amid an increasing embracement of virtual currencies on the part of the Brazilian universities, with themes pertinent to cryptocurrency increasingly being incorporated into mainstream tertiary finance studies. Brazilian… The post Brazilian University Launches Cryptocurrency Masters Programme appeared first on Altcoin Today.
April 11, 2018

Australian Firms Sign Landmark Blockchain Deal

Australia’s Hunter Energy has signed a deal with IOT Group that could help resolve the country’s electricity problem. The agreement seeks to build a blockchain center inside the Redbank coal-fired power station. This blockchain center will provide cheap electricity for blockchain applications. Details of the Deal The deal will give Australia direct access to wholesale electricity prices. This will in turn reduce the additional costs from the retailer, transmission, and being connected to poles and wires. Overall, it could help reduce the cost of electricity in the country by up to 20 percent. Currently, in Australia, the average consumer spends about 28 cents per kilowatt-hour. Thanks to the new deal, prices are expected to drop to a low of 8 cents per kilowatt-hour during the day and 5 cents at night. Despite Australia’s favorable investment environment, many entrepreneurs and investors have had to […]
April 11, 2018

Alibaba’s Taobao Expands Crypto Regulations By Banning ICOs And Associated Services

Alibaba’s Chinese subsidiary Taobao will ban stores on the platform from providing services related to ICOs starting April 17. #NEWS
April 11, 2018

SCAM ALERT: Sham UK Company Tries to Capitalize on Telegram ICO Success

As reported by Quartz, someone has created a sham company with the name of the Telegram ICO, Telegram Open Network Limited. The UK company, registered with Companies House on Feb 28, lists Pavel Durov as CEO, but was confirmed as a fake by Telegram over Twitter. Fishy Business Keen observers may, however, have spotted the clues suggesting that the company may not be all that it seems. For starters, the listing claims that Pavel (stated as sole director, shareholder and company secretary) is a British citizen. In fact, Durov is a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis. He left his native Russia after he was ousted from the VK social network which he founded. The claim of £800 million in paid-up capital is also suspicious. This amount pumped into a British company would attract a rather steep tax bill. This […]
April 11, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 11

Bitcoin has had rallies in the second quarters of 2016 and 2017. With the beginning of the same period of 2018, will the pattern repeat? #PRICE_ANALYSIS
April 11, 2018

Bitfinex in Poland: Were There Money Laundering Links?

Bitfinex was recently accused of fraud and money laundering, but was there anything to it? #FOLLOW_UP
April 11, 2018

Monero Will Soon Be Supported on Ledger Hardware Wallet

As we unveiled some time ago, Monero (XMR) would be ready to be supported in one of the most important cryptocurrency wallets on the market, Ledger. The lead code maintainer… Continue reading “Monero Will Soon Be Supported on Ledger Hardware Wallet” The post Monero Will Soon Be Supported on Ledger Hardware Wallet appeared first on .
April 11, 2018

Ripple Invests $25 Million of XRP in Blockchain Capital Fund

Ripple has invested $25 million of its XRP token into a fund created by notable industry venture capital firm Blockchain Capital.
April 11, 2018

Conclusions of the European Blockchain Summit 2018: Europe on the path of the digital revolution. With Slovenia at the forefront, it is becoming a global blockchain superpower.

Conclusions of the European Blockchain Summit 2018: Europe on the path of the digital revolution. With Slovenia at the forefront, it is becoming a global blockchain superpower.   Brdo pri Kranju, April 11, 2018 – Today, Brdo pri Kranju hosted the first European Blockchain Summit, where representatives of international governmental organizations and some of the most… The post Conclusions of the European Blockchain Summit 2018: Europe on the path of the digital revolution. With Slovenia at the forefront, it is becoming a global blockchain superpower. appeared first on Altcoin Today.
April 11, 2018

Blockchain Tech to Be Applied in Curbing Counterfeit Drugs in India

Blockchain technology has been touted as the long-needed antidote to the poison that is counterfeit drugs, and the Indian government is exploring its potential through its national policy think tank, NITI Aayog. Fake drugs are a huge problem in India, a problem which is growing every day. Blockchain technology could bring an end to this scourge that has led to many serious health complications and, in some instances, death.  Proof Of Concept The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) is looking to have a proof of concept solution completed by the end of the year and roll it out beginning next year. According to one of its officials, NITI has already identified a company that will develop the technology. The next step will be to identify a partner to do the proof of concept on the blockchain. Although this proof of concept solution has yet […]
April 11, 2018

Is CoinJanitor an ICO or a Community Project?

With more than 4,500 cryptocurrencies currently in circulation, many are bound to be functionally dead. This poses insurmountable challenges for users of such currencies, who are holding coins and tokens that cannot be used or traded. CoinJanitor – a community-driven project with high hopes of restoring the lost value for these users – has a solution that will benefit both dead coin holders and supporters across the space. What is CoinJanitor Anyway? CoinJanitor is a community-driven project which attempts to unlock the inaccessible value of so-called ‘dead coins’. While there is no commonly accepted definition for what a dead coin is, significant value remains trapped in projects which are not functioning, are not being maintained, or have a zero hash rate, producing no blocks in a couple of years, for example. The plan is to generate a convertible asset that users […]
April 11, 2018

Lawsuit Alleges JPMorgan Chase Overcharged Crypto Buyers

An Idaho resident has sued the bank on behalf of “hundreds or thousands” of affected cryptocurrency investors.
April 11, 2018

Philippine SEC Defines Cloud Mining Contracts As Securities

Cryptocurrency cloud mining contracts will now be considered securities in the Philippines, and entities that intend to sell them must apply for licensure.
April 11, 2018

Skycoin Fiber To Usher in Era of Blockchain 3.0

Skycoin Fiber looks to bring in the new era of distributed ledgers, or Blockchain 3.0. The Fiber network was designed from the ground up to be robust, customizable, and infinitely scalable. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Problems Of Blockchain 1.0 & 2.0 While Blockchain technology has made leap and bounds since its original inception back in 2009, there are still many problems that need to be solved before its able to be a viable product for the mainstream masses. Even with the debut of Ethereum and what many dub as “Blockchain 2.0”, which improves on the first version through a slightly better mining algorithm and making smart contracts a reality, Ethereum still struggles when it comes to handling network congestion during periods of increased transaction volume. This slows the Ethereum network which not only affects Ethereum, but the many […]
April 11, 2018

Lympo – Data-Sharing for a Better and more Profitable Sports Market

The sports market has been popular for hundreds of years, yet its market size continues to increase. For instance, the estimated size of the global sports industry in 2016 was USD 1.3 trillion. Additionally, the usage of mobile health apps is also actively increasing, with an estimate of 3.2 billion app store downloads of such apps in 2016. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article With time, health-related data became crucial for individuals and companies involved in the sports, health, wellness and data-collection markets. Despite this, it is still hardly possible for users to efficiently monetize the data which they have generated and it in return also makes it difficult for companies to come up with solutions tailored to current needs of the market. Lympo represents an exciting project that seeks to solve this issue. The platform, which is powered by […]
April 11, 2018

The “WordPress of Blockchain”: How Can ICOs Benefit?

Blockchains are everywhere right now, and everyone is trying to figure out their place in this new digital landscape. Countless ideas, some good and some bad, are popping up promising to change any number of industries and traditional business models. Many of them have promising concepts, but quite frankly, it’s always a gamble as to whether anything will come out of these ideas due to the newness of everything, and of course the lack of understanding. Why? Ideas versus execution. The concept is there, but oftentimes there is no working prototype or true method of delivering the breakthroughs promised by blockchain startups. Blockchain technology being such a budding industry, everyone is scrambling to find their place in it, while often also building the networks from scratch. Inevitably, this leads to many processes fizzling out before even getting off the ground. Enter WordPress But […]
April 11, 2018

ARK to Jump-start Blockchain Development By Sponsoring HackPrinceton 2018

Blockchain startup ARK has attended Princeton University for it prestigious 2018 spring hackathon. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article This thirty-six-hour long competition plays host to hundreds of students, programmers, entrepreneurs and developers from college and universities from across the United States. The Princeton 2018 Hackathon event ran from March 30th, 2018 to April 1st, 2018. Four student teams were tasked with creating software and hardware projects that address certain problems and solve them. The organizers stated that the event was designed to accommodate newcomers to coding/design/hardware or a seasoned hackers. All participants were welcomed to the event, especially those with a passion for learning, a willingness to collaborate with people of different backgrounds, and a desire to benefit the world with technology. ARK leveraged the opportunity to scout talents and presents its pioneering blockchain platform to the public. ARK […]
April 11, 2018

Brass Golem Just Launched on Mainnet

Golem just revealed it’s now running Brass Golem Beta on the Ethereum mainnet. While it’s still in the beta testing stage, this switch from a testnet makes it possible to trade real GNT for computer processing power for the first time. When Golem launched in November 2016, the team promised it would be “Airbnb for computers”, a supercomputer where users could buy and sell processing power in exchange for its token, GNT. Golem’s token sold out within 20 minutes, raising $8.6 million in Ethereum, now worth $340 million. A series of unofficial rumors leading up to the launch were enough for Golem’s team to post this response on Twitter. Golem’s No Stranger to Criticism Golem has come under a lot of scrutiny for its slow releases, but the larger truth is that a huge amount of ICO projects make big promises […]
April 11, 2018

Knowledge App is available for iOS

Rewarding people for their knowledge has become a popular idea, and the Knowledge.io blockchain project knows how to monetize internet users’ love of quizzes and contests,. Today, we are going to tell you about their mobile app, which allows learning, rewards people for knowledge, and builds up an ecosystem for future knowledge ads. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The Knowledge.io project is a startup by IKL (International Knowledge League), which has now begun its ICO to sell 5 mln tokens. People will receive KNW tokens for their knowledge and will have a chance to spend them on the Marketplace, or convert to any other cryptocurrency or fiat money. The team believes that the future of advertisement will be knowledge-based, and commercial companies can pay for knowledge-based promotion.. Today, the company demonstrates the Trivia Spar app- a fun way to […]
April 11, 2018

Next Gen P2P Ecosystem, Odyssey, Collaborates with Bike Sharing Platform oBike to Revamp Sharing Economy

Blockchain technology offers features that many other platforms and systems fail to. The ease of use, security, and reduction in operational expenses make it ideal for today’s digital word to make management systems efficient, helping firms maximize profits while enabling users to reduce their expenses. This is especially more profound on platforms where there is a huge sharing economy, letting people rent out their excessive resources to people in need. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Odyssey: A Voyage of Fortunes Owned by the Odyssey Protocol Foundation, Odyssey is a Singaporean Blockchain organization that aims to build a cutting-edge, decentralized sharing economy and a peer 2 peer network. By this, the team will reduce operational costs, while improving efficiencies in the system. The foundation, using not only Blockchain technology but also artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data, is heading towards […]
April 11, 2018

Blockchain and AI Are the Future: EC Vice Chairman’s Speech on Digital Day

Blockchain has been hailed as the future of technology by many experts and government officials, and the European Commission’s vice president, Andrus Ansip, is the latest to voice his support for the technology. Giving the opening speech at the EC’s Digital Day in Brussels, Ansip urged Europe to take advantage of the opportunity presented by blockchain technology to make innovations that will drive the continent forward. Blockchain And AI are Key for Development Ansip recognized blockchain technology and artificial intelligence as being two of the fields which the continent must commit to work on collectively. This year, I will again ask countries to commit to Europe’s digital and data-based future – with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), digital healthcare and blockchain technologies. European countries are taking huge steps to digitize their economies, according to Ansip, who cited France as one of the leaders in this regard. A […]
April 11, 2018

Trustless Website & Domain Marketplace, Dynatiq Announces Token Generation Event

Internet users, at the start of 2018, are just a bit shy of hitting 4,000,000,000 in total. Online business is at a scale never seen before. The whole e-commerce system almost entirely runs on the internet and platforms reaching out to customers all over the world need to register themselves through domains. As of Q1, 2017, .net and .com, the most popular domains had a total of 143,600,000 registered users and there was a 3.7% increase in worldwide domain registrations, a whopping 1,300,000 in three months! Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Issues in Today’s Market In today’s setup, domains are registered through a few, selected and centralized servers. This poses unique problems that can be devastating to the e-commerce industry: Server Downtime: Although many servers claim to have multiple backups and a 99% uptime guarantee, even a fraction of […]
April 11, 2018

Vietnam Investigates ICO Fraud After $660 Million in Losses Reported

Vietnam Investigates ICO Fraud After $660 Million in Losses Reported Investors in two allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) descended on the offices of the company behind both of them this past weekend. As much as $660 million may have been lost as a result of the schemes – Ifan and Pincoin – though these… The post Vietnam Investigates ICO Fraud After $660 Million in Losses Reported appeared first on Altcoin Today.
April 11, 2018

Caribbean Nations Introduce Crypto Payments in the Travel Industry

The Caribbean Tourism Organization is going to introduce cryptocurrency payments for tourism services and products offered in the region. In partnership with a local company, CTO wants to implement crypto-based merchant applications in the travel industry and other related sectors. Another goal is to further integrate the region’s economies through more cryptocurrency transactions. Also read: Antigua and Barbuda to Set Up a Cryptocurrency Exchange Embracing Cryptos to Deal With Issues and Restrictions Trying to adequately address economic and financial issues, Caribbean governments and businesses are increasingly turning towards cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The region has been experiencing sluggish growth and high debt rates for some time. In recent years, large U.S. banks have been withdrawing capital from the Caribbean markets. Their “de-risking” policies have created a deficit of banking services. Local banks and authorities have been accused of aiding money-laundering practices […]
April 11, 2018

Verv Is Bringing AI-Powered Green Energy Home

As more and more blockchain projects flood the market, investors have become accustomed to the task of filtering out scam projects from those that actually build on the tech. As Verv founder and CEO Peter Davies puts it, “The most disappointing [thing about cryptocurrency] is the amount of scams drowning out real projects that could have a hugely positive impact on the world.” I managed to get some time with Davies for an interview in which he outlined Verv’s potential impact. Verv is a blockchain-based system for people to make and save money by trading energy with others in their area, using machine learning AI to automate optimization of the entire process for everyone. Verv uses ERC-20 compliant VLUX tokens as currency on its energy trading system. “Verv is an all-in-one energy monitoring, control and trading system. Using signal processing and […]
April 11, 2018

Evareium Is All Set to Rewrite Real Estate’s Future Here and Now

Dubai, April 3, 2018: Evareium, a digital realty investment initiative, leverages blockchain to reinvent real estate’s future. Behind this revolutionary platform stands a groundbreaking company—Evarei Management LLC. Based in UAE, Evarei is a realty asset and management advisory firm that has an exceptional track record of setting up and managing private equity funds and real estate investment trusts. By using blockchain technology and its other core components, Evareium has successfully developed Evareium. At press time, the project’s ICO sale is live and will go until April 30, 2018. Through the crowdsale, the investors will buy EVM tokens and will have an opportunity to own a clear stake in lucrative real estate investments that Evareium plans to build. This feature is dedicated to exploring the reasons how this blockchain-powered digital initiative will reshape real estate’s future. What is Evareium? In simple […]
April 11, 2018

Alibaba’s Taobao Shopping Site To Prohibit Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Listings

Next week, Taobao will institute a far-reaching ban on cryptocurrency and blockchain-related goods and services, expanding beyond its current prohibition on virtual currencies and related materials.
April 11, 2018

Cryptocurrency Startup To Take On ‘Outdated’ Credit Cards Through Blockchain Payment Protocol

A crypto startup is challenging credit cards by creating a Blockchain protocol where crypto payments are “just as flexible” and less expensive #SPONSORED
April 11, 2018

Vietnam Investigates ICO Fraud After $660 Million in Losses Reported

A team that conducted two token sales involving thousands of investors has gone dark.
April 11, 2018

EOS Leads Pack As Top 10 Cryptos See Price Upticks

Prices for the largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization have risen during Wednesday’s trading session.
April 11, 2018

Corporations Bypassing Korean ICO Regulations With Overseas Subsidiaries

Major corporations in South Korea are increasingly establishing cryptocurrency subsidiaries and launching initial coin offerings outside of the country due to prohibitive regulations. They are seeking opportunities in countries like Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, and Gibraltar. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Regulations Driving Away Businesses An increasing number of corporations in South Korea are establishing cryptocurrency and blockchain subsidiaries abroad due to restrictive regulations. Money Today elaborated: Korea’s largest Internet and mobile companies have left Korea one after another as they entered virtual currency and blockchain businesses. Many companies are leaving Korea because the government has banned initial coin offerings (ICOs), the news outlet noted and recalled financial authorities declaring last September, “We will ban ICOs in all forms, regardless of technology or terminology.” Former lawmaker Jeon Ha-jin was quoted by the publication, “global blockchain companies are […]
April 11, 2018

Following Bullish Sentiments: Price of Bitcoin Eyes $7,000, Global Markets Green

While it may be premature, many are suggesting that a true reversal is finally taking place. As Bitcoin establishes higher lows, and more and more altcoins are seeing huge appreciations, there seems to be evidence to suggest the bears are being driven out. Coupled with abundant, positive news recently, it’s possible that the extended red will soon turn green. Last week, Bitcoin (BTC) held support at US$6,600. More recently, floors were established at $6,700, and days later $6,800. Today, Bitcoin is holding above the $6,900 mark, and is gradually pushing towards a renewed support at $7,000. This growth has been seen directly following news that the multi-billionaire Rockefeller family plans to invest in cryptocurrency. Controversial globalist billionaire, George Soros, has also announced his plans to invest in crypto. Far more exciting than Bitcoin is the price movements of altcoins recently. The […]
April 11, 2018

$50 Bitcoin Transactions Fees: Are They Long Gone?

Bitcoin fees and scalability problems were all the talk just a few months ago, but since then, major moves were made towards making sure that these problems do not arise in the future. Transaction fees are now over 95% lower than the levels seen in late December 2017. Over the recent months, immense moves have been made towards reducing Bitcoin fees while making the cryptocurrency more efficient and accessible to larger parts of the public. These moves have culminated in the SegWit protocol and the eagerly awaited Lightning Network. To those who do not know, the SegWit protocol is a protocol built on the Bitcoin network that helps to reduce the size of transactions on the blockchain by removing signature data. This important protocol helps to greatly reduce transaction fees on the network while still allowing for each Bitcoin block […]
April 11, 2018

EU Agencies to Offer €100K Prize at Blockchain Hackathon

The EU Commission and the EU Intellectual Property Office will host a hackathon to explore blockchain use cases for intellectual property protection.
April 11, 2018

Mark Cuban Would Rather Have a “Pet Rock” Than Gold or Bitcoin

Mark Cuban Would Rather Have a “Pet Rock” Than Gold or Bitcoin Mark Cuban has come out with some strong views on both Bitcoin and gold as a long-term store of value. The American entrepreneur and investor deemed both assets as nothing more than “collectables”. Mark Cuban Prefers Bitcoin to Gold, Albeit Marginally Speaking to… The post Mark Cuban Would Rather Have a “Pet Rock” Than Gold or Bitcoin appeared first on Altcoin Today.
April 11, 2018

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Reopens Registrations, Users Lambast New Interface

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Reopens Registrations, Users Lambast New Interface Update: due to “an overwhelming response from new users,” the Bittrex exchange has paused new registrations, promising to resume them “as soon as possible.” Crypto exchange Bittrex, the 7th largest worldwide by trading volume as of press time, has reopened its registration portal for new user accounts, the company announced April… The post Crypto Exchange Bittrex Reopens Registrations, Users Lambast New Interface appeared first on Altcoin Today.
April 11, 2018

10 Key Points to Look At Before Investing In An ICO

10 Key Points to Look At Before Investing In An ICO was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 11, 2018

How blockchain can give us better power grids

How Blockchains Could Power Better Power Grids How blockchain can give us better power grids was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 11, 2018

New York Townhouse Now On Sale For $45 Mln In Cryptocurrency

Six-story Upper East Side town listed for either $45 mln in crypto: BTC, ETH, or XRP, or $30 mln in fiat #NEWS
April 11, 2018

Bithumb’s Revenue Last Year Jumps 171-Fold Compared to 2016

According to local reports, the South Korean exchange Bithumb has released the firm’s 2017 revenue and the exchange made 171 times more than the previous year. Also read: Japan Revises Registration Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Bithumb’s revenue has increased 171-fold One of South Korea’s largest digital asset trading platforms has seen an increase in revenue that not many firms in the country doing business have ever surpassed. The columnist Yoon Hyung Joong details that Bithumb’s revenue has increased 171-fold compared to the previous year. The company’s earnings report was released due to the fact Bithumb is a subsidiary of a publicly traded company called BTCKorea. BTCKorea’s audit report published on March 20 on South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service website shows that the firm’s sales added up to ₩333.4Bn KRW ($312Mn USD) and a net income of ₩427Bn KRW ($400Mn USD) in 2017. […]
April 11, 2018

Mainframe — Communication layer for web3

DISCLAIMER: I am in no way associated with the MainFrame team. Neither am I a financial advisor, nor is this meant to be financial advice. Whatever follows, just reflects my understanding of the project, and my personal opinion on its future outlook. Today i will be writing about mainframe project and what its set out to do. Mainframe is heavily based on swarm/pss and hence i will go through swarm/pss in earlier part of this article to get some background to mainframe project itself. What is web3? web3 is simply decentralised web.So traditionally we all have been using web2 which is driven client-server architecture.Than it got enhanced a bit where we use cloud to host our servers.But centralisation still remained.Now we are trying to remove centralisation by using decentralised peer to peer architecture and thats called web3.Indicated below are couple of diagrams from […]
April 11, 2018

The biggest mistakes projects make when launching an ICO

ICO (Initial Coin Offering) –a fundraising tool, crowdsale where companies release cryptocurrencies with a goal to attract many participants as well as to raise their funds. There is no denying that ICOs have gained the interest of many people and companies. It is sure that the era of ICO will stay for a long time, as we can see from the success of the cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. For the past couple of months, everyone is talking about ICOs. ICO projects and campaigns have become very popular and all of us can see their success over the last years. Even though ICO is seen as a huge player in the modern technology world, there is a great number of ICO projects that cannot achieve this success. The ICO world has become a crowded place and it is harder and harder for the projects […]
April 11, 2018

11/04/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere

11/04/2018: 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.
April 11, 2018

The 3 Paths to Blockchain User Adoption

Vitalik Buterin flashed a slide at his Deconomy talk that describes current user adoption of blockchain. Today, crypto is beneficial enough to adopt for “speculation and silk road” but requires a shift along the curve to have a more meaningful impact on the world (e.g. bank the unbanked). The 3 Paths to Blockchain User Adoption was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 11, 2018

Cryptocurrency Is NOT The Solution

But can it be the means to an end? The Internet is raving about the wonders of cryptocurrency. It is touted as the future of the world, the technology that will change how we go about our everyday lives. While blockchain and other types of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) may have many applications, there is something very problematic about seeing it as THE solution — you assume that there are problems in the world that DLT can resolve. The cryptocurrency enthusiast will stop me here, and say that there are plenty of problems it can resolve. Trust. Centralisation. Security. A universal currency. My question to them will be: If it is a problem now, how is it being resolved without cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency Is NOT The Solution was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this […]
April 11, 2018

A Q2 Price Boost? History Is On Bitcoin’s Side

A study of historical bitcoin data makes a strong case in favor of the bulls for Q2 2018.
April 11, 2018

CME Aims to Optimize its Bitcoin Futures for a Broader Appeal

Bitcoin futures are a very peculiar investment vehicle. They allow institutional investors to speculate on the Bitcoin price without buying cryptocurrency. Even so, it seems the general interest in this vehicle is still pretty low. CME’s Bitcoin futures are slowly gaining popularity, which is a positive sign. When CME and CBOE announced their Bitcoin futures, people were genuinely excited. A few months later, and most of that enthusiasm has evaporated. This is mainly due to the falling Bitcoin price, though. Whether or not Bitcoin futures effectively influence the price to such a degree, remains to be seen. As of right now, it doesn’t appear that is the case, as the overall volume is far too small. Bitcoin Futures Remain a Peculiar Addition According to CME, things are gradually improving. The interest in futures contracts is pretty significant. At one point, […]
April 11, 2018

Genesis Vision Launches Alpha Version of Asset Management Platform

Genesis Vision launched the alpha version of its GV platform where users are already able to make transactions with crypto and traditional currencies, CFDs, metals, and commodities, join the brokers’ community, and choose the role of manager, investor or broker of Genesis Vision system. The required cooperation agreements with brokers are already signed. Moreover, the Genesis Vision managers will be able to trade using the top-notch trading services provided by a fully licensed and heavily regulated global broker with offices in USA, Europe, Russia, China, Mexico, and India – Just2Trade (trademark in Russia – Finam). The launch of alpha version will enable the GV platform managers to start investments thus giving the start for the historic data accumulation. This will form the statistic base necessary for investors to make the investment decision. Besides, the users will learn the profit distribution […]
April 11, 2018

Bullish Bitcoin Signals Suggesting Bears Nearing Point of Exhaustion

The wider cryptocurrency market is looking pretty green today as bullish sentiment begins to creep back into the Bitcoin charts — with some signs starting to suggest the bears are becoming exhausted. Hibernation Season? Right now, all eyes are on Bitcoin. On one hand, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization may burst upwards and settle above $7000, signaling strength. On the other, cryptocurrency’s gold standard risks falling to a new yearly low beneath $6000 levels. That being said — without being blindly bullish — there are signs that the worst may be over.   At the time of this writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading just under $7000 on Bitfinex and has thus far successfully avoided a collapse below $6000 levels. Barring a massive sell-off or some market manipulation, it would appear that Bitcoin has already found the floor. […]
April 11, 2018

Bittrex Exchange is Back! Annnnnnd It’s Gone Again

After nearly four months of being purposefully offline, popular crypto exchange Bittrex announced its reboot, complete with a new website. Within an hour, the company had to once again cease onboarding customers. Also read: Bitgrail’s $170M Hack Continues to Provide Drama Bittrex Reemerges Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara explained, “We’ve spent the past four years building Bittrex on the founding principles of innovation, security and responsibility. Given these principles, pausing new user signups during a period of immense trading volume was not a decision we took lightly, but our responsibility to provide customers with a reliable platform and outstanding customer service, made it the right thing to do. After diligently working to improve our infrastructure and upgrade our website, we’re pleased to announce registration for new users resumed today.” The last anyone had heard of the Seattle-based exchange, was when it […]
April 11, 2018

Taiwan: Finance Ministry Confirms Crypto Regulation Using Existing AML Laws

After confirming crypto regulation plans using AML laws, Taiwan will now consult various parties to iron out details. #NEWS
April 11, 2018

Bank of England Explores Centralized DLT System Open To Regulatory Oversight

Bank of England examines DLT system open to regulatory oversight, which would maintain inter-participant privacy and keep data distributed. #NEWS
April 11, 2018

Bitcoin, Ether, XRP ‘Have No Intrinsic Value,’ Because Bert Ely Says So

Bert Ely, an attention-seeking financial expert who has been referred to as “The King of Quotes,” has thrown some more of his stereotypical alarmist opinions in the direction of Bitcoin and other leading cryptocurrencies. This time, he’s gone so far as to claim that they have ‘no substantive or intrinsic value’ — even though they clearly do. ‘No Rational Justification’ Sometimes, it’s hard to tell if Bert Ely is serious. You may recognize the name from any number of mainstream newspapers and websites over the last few decades, in which Ely has stereotypically doled out a not-so-healthy dose of alarmist opinions on the inevitable collapse of any given market — and the cryptocurrency market is no different. Case in point: on April 9th, Ely wrote an op-ed for The Hill, in which he piled on about as much FUD (Fear, […]
April 11, 2018

10 Things That Made Bitcoin Known

Over the last few months, Bitcoin has been making news across the world for various reasons. In May 2017, Bitcoin gained notoriety as the crypto-currency demanded by perpetrators of Wannacry… Continue reading “10 Things That Made Bitcoin Known” The post 10 Things That Made Bitcoin Known appeared first on .
April 11, 2018

DasCoin Brings an Evolutionary Change to the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

DasCoin Leads the Way with Innovative Solutions to Blockchain Conundrum Digital currency got its big break from Bitcoin. This fully decentralized cryptocurrency offers anonymous trading on a blockchain network. However, Bitcoin suffers from many pitfalls. For starters, no medium of exchange or store of value exists in a vacuum. It is imperative to have a construct in place which is compliant with statutory requirements. Enter DasCoin – a novel way to exchange value, store value and transform the global financial landscape. This new cryptocurrency is so much more than another addition to the list of 1,500+ cryptocurrencies. It builds on all the strengths of existing cryptocurrencies without any of their weaknesses. In this vein, it can be considered a hybrid cryptocurrency. What Makes the New Ecosystem So Much Better Than Anything Else We Have Ever Seen? To be effective as […]
April 11, 2018

The Wait for Grams: Why Telegram Might Just Cancel Its Public ICO

The first leaks about Telegram Open Network’s “grams” token indicated a $600M public sale. Today, insiders say the public will get no sale at all.
April 11, 2018

Taiwan Moves to Capture Bitcoin Under Money Laundering Laws

The government of Taiwan has moved a step closer to regulating bitcoin under existing anti-money laundering (AML) rules.
April 11, 2018

22 European Nations Form New Blockchain Partnership

Over 20 European countries have jointly established a new blockchain group to share technical and regulatory expertise.
April 11, 2018

Blockchain-based Airbnb Rival Cuts World Hotel Pricing by 20%

Lockchain (LOC) is the only Blockchain company that has been aiming and succeeding at providing people with statistically significant discounts from booking prices. This European company is quickly gaining traction by providing their clients with a workaround for the exorbitant commissions that increase the hotel prices (+20% on average) offered by booking oligopolists such as Agoda, Booking.com, and Airbnb. Just recently, the team at Lockchain announced that they were able to successfully cut hotel prices all over the world by an average of 20%, sometimes even more. It seems like Lockchain is not only talking the talk, but walking the walk as well. They’ve Established Themselves Now that they’ve succeeded in gaining a significant amount of the entire industries’ hotel and property portfolio, it’s time to put their promises to a fair analysis. Cutting out middlemen and intermediaries, they’ve promised […]
April 11, 2018

Media Hype Falsely Reports Bitcoin As ‘Greatest Bubble In History’

Bitcoin’s price rise and fall is compared yet again to the Dutch tulip craze, resulting in an untrue claim that BTC is the “greatest bubble in history.” #NEWS
April 11, 2018

Beware of the Latest Coinbase Phishing Site

Cryptocurrency users are often the target of elaborate scams. Such illicit projects can come in many different forms, including phishing sites, social engineering, et cetera. A new Coinbase scam is making the rounds as we speak, and it seems to be crafted quite cleverly. This new scam trying to mimic the official site quite well. Additionally, emails are sent from an email address that is pretty similar to the real deal. Coinbase users know all too well how dangerous scams can be. This company is the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange as of right now. As such, it is also a primary target for hackers and other criminals. With the number of phishing sites on the rise, various Coinbase clones have come and gone in recent years. It seems a new variant is making the rounds, albeit one that may be […]
April 11, 2018

Monero Confirms Ledger Wallet Support is Ready to Go

Privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR) is set to receive official support from cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, lead code maintainer Riccardo Spagni has confirmed. Monero 0.12.1 Means ‘Official Ledger Support’ Speaking in an interview during an episode of the Doug Polk Podcast April 9, Spagni added the integration had “already” occurred. “We are on Ledger already if you’ve got the dev kit,” he said. “I saw some commits happening today to fix a couple of small issues… I’d hope that probably alongside the Monero 0.12.1 release, there will be official Ledger support.” Spagni had also demonstrated the dev kit progress on social media March 30. It’s happening (if you’re running the dev kit) pic.twitter.com/DuXDoleu27 — Riccardo Spagni (@fluffypony) March 30, 2018 The announcement comes just a week after Monero hard forked in a move designed to protect the network from certain […]
April 11, 2018

Philippines’ SEC Demands Crypto Cloud Mining Contracts To Be Registered As Securities

Crypto Cloud Mining Contracts defined as securities by Philippines’ SEC, up to 21-years’ imprisonment for unregistered issuance. #NEWS
April 11, 2018

European Commission to Discuss About Possible Use Cases of Blockchain Technology

On April the 10th, the European Commission has decided to organize an event called Digital Day. In the event European Union (EU) countries debated about how to do more together… Continue reading “European Commission to Discuss About Possible Use Cases of Blockchain Technology” The post European Commission to Discuss About Possible Use Cases of Blockchain Technology appeared first on .
April 11, 2018

EOS Price Retakes $6.6 Level Thanks to Brief Positive Momentum

Today may certainly prove to be a rather interesting day for all cryptocurrency markets. Although it is still early to say whether or not the upward momentum can remain in place, things certainly look pretty interesting for some currencies. The EOS price, for example, has increased by 11.5% of over the past 24 hours, although it remains unclear when the next big dip will materialize. The EOS Price is on the Move Again Every time we see any cryptocurrency gain value, there is an immediate concern as to how things can turn around pretty quickly. This is especially true over the past few months, as all markets have been battered for no apparent reason. Even the EOS price took a massive tumble in the past few months, and things may still head in that direction for quite some time to […]
April 11, 2018

Cloud Mining Contracts Are Securities, Says Philippines SEC

The Philippines securities watchdog has warned that it will regulate cryptocurrency cloud mining contracts under existing securities rules.
April 11, 2018

Trapped Below $7K: Is Bitcoin Prepping for a Big Breakout?

Bitcoin continues to trade sideways in an increasingly tight range, but could be setting up for a major move in either direction.
April 11, 2018

BoaBoa Casino – Have Fun Playing Slots With Bitcoin

Now that summer is approaching, why not to start playing in one of the most summer-themed casinos in the market? BoaBoa seems to take the name from a paradisiac Caribbean… Continue reading “BoaBoa Casino – Have Fun Playing Slots With Bitcoin” The post BoaBoa Casino – Have Fun Playing Slots With Bitcoin appeared first on .
April 11, 2018

Australia: Regulator Says Cryptocurrency Exchange License Will ‘Strengthen Confidence’

Image ‘strengthening’ and data sharing are first and foremost among Australia’s aims as it launches crypto exchange license. #NEWS