In an unregulated market such as cryptocurrency, bad actors and spontaneous events continually prey upon unknowing individuals. While the victims of these acts typically consist of naive and inexperienced individuals, even savvy traders sometimes find themselves duped by these ploys. Since last Thursday, McAfee Antivirus creator and eccentric cryptocurrency magnate has been tweeting a “coin-of-the-day” to his almost 500,000 followers on Twitter. The results of these daily tweets are exactly what one would expect: the coin spotlighted in each tweet is almost instantly pumped as all of the tech pioneer’s followers rush to buy, guided by a fear of missing out (FOMO). Of course, the pump goes just as quickly as it comes, and while these coins may double or triple in value, the price follows in the opposite direction with a volume just as steep, with the coin soon resetting to its value prior to […]
Peer-to-peer online education platform NTOK.io is proud to announce that Ilia Frankstein is joining the project as an advisor. Ilia Frankstein has diverse international experience in startups, major corporations and banks in Israel, Canada and… Ilia Frankstein joins P2P education platform Ninja Tutor as Advisor was published on CryptoNinjas.
The Asia-Pacific partnership of Ripple and SBI Holdings, known as SBI Ripple Asia Co., Ltd. (SBI Ripple), JCB, Credit Saison Co., Ltd., and Mitsui Sumitomo Card Co., Ltd announced today they will lead and… SBI Ripple Asia announces XRP integration within credit card consortium was published on CryptoNinjas.
State of the Bitcoin nation – India India has the seventh largest economy in the world and its population is particularly fond of gold. Not surprisingly, therefore, the popularity of the “digital gold” bitcoin is on the rise as Indians are increasingly starting to see the value of this new digital asset class. Bitcoin adoption took… The post State of the Bitcoin nation – India appeared first on Altcoin Today.
Rivetz Corp. today announced it has joined the Trusted IoT Alliance, an open-source software foundation supporting a secure, scalable, interoperable, and trusted IoT ecosystem. The Trusted IoT Alliance aims to increase interoperability and interworking… Rivetz joins Trusted IoT Alliance to support blockchain-based IoT solutions was published on CryptoNinjas.
Bitcoin Destined For $28,000 In 2018 – Moas If it hadn’t been for a massive price correction in the week leading up to Christmas, another big price prediction for Bitcoin in 2018 wouldn’t be hard to believe. However, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies saw big drops in market capitalization due to a number of factors and lofty predictions… The post Bitcoin Destined For $28,000 In 2018 – Moas appeared first on Altcoin Today.
Waves, the blockchain trading and custom asset/token generation platform announced today it will play a major role in creating a new blockchain venture product. ‘The Basics Fund’ will be dedicated to investment in blockchain… Waves to launch blockchain venture capital fund was published on CryptoNinjas.
As cryptocurrencies continue to gain traction around the world, the launch of BeeChat marks the advent of the first blockchain based digital currency and cryptocurrency messenger platform in the world. After going live in October, BeeChat has captured millions of users around the world and currently supports hundreds of millions of messages per day on its network. BeeChat has released multiple updates to now support over 10 digital currencies. BeeChat is currently available in 8 languages and is currently on both iOS and Android platforms. BeeChat provides messaging and communications services, cryptocurrency discussions and groups, cryptocurrency wallet, and industry news and media aggregation. BeeChat also added DApp functionality support in its latest update. Some of the key features integrated into BeeChat include its digital currencies wallet, used for storing, receiving and sending digital currencies between users in real-time so users […]
Trees were trimmed, presents wrapped, and Christmas festivities were at hand when the cryptocurrency market went into a free fall. Investors awoke from their winter’s nap last Friday to a portfolio painted red, an unwelcome presentation of the rosy holiday color that has become a hallmark of the Christmas season. But with the passing of Christmas, this red has turned to a holly green, as the market seems to have found its footing following the holiday bleeding. The Bears Go into Hibernation It may be safe to call the most recent (and hefty) market correction over. Investor confidence is building as the market continues its climb out of a bearish slump that left many portfolios less than cheery on the eve of Christmas festivities. At the lowest point of the correction, Bitcoin fell to as low as US$11,000, and the rest of […]
As cryptocurrencies rise in popularity and price, they become more of a lucrative target for hackers and cybercriminals. Many of those getting into crypto now are novices to trading and cyber security, and those are the ones at greatest risk of losing their digital stash to hackers. We’ve already learned last week of malware infecting Facebook’s messenger service on desktops. The software is designed to harness computing power to mine Monero without the user knowing or consenting. This is effectively theft of the victim’s hardware and power resources to profit the attackers. While powerful desktop PCs are a prime target, mining malware has also emerged on mobile phones. So, if yours has slowed down, it could be under attack. Malware Rising According to a report in the Economic Times, browser-based mining has been around since 2013 but has exploded this […]
Bitcoin Price Surges to $16,500 – $1 Million by the End of 2020? Earlier today, on December 27, the bitcoin price surged to $16,500, recording a major gain for the first time since December 22, prior to Christmas. Analysts Optimistic Analysts including John McAfee and cryptocurrency hedge fund co-founder Ari Paul expressed their optimism towards the short and mid-term growth trend of bitcoin, given its latest momentum and overall increase in value throughout 2017. McAfee wrote: “As I predicted, Bitcoin is rebounding and rapidly climbing after Christmas. It is still, by far, the best long term crypto investment, and I firmly stand by my prediction of $1 million by the end of 2020.” Historically, bitcoin has demonstrated a tendency to recover soon after a large correction and work up to an all-time high price within a few weeks. Hence, bitcoin’s speedy […]
During this year we have seen how the most famous cryptocurrency on earth has experienced different situations. Some of them have been positive for the Bitcoin environment and others not… Continue reading “Bitcoin in 2017 – What Were the Most Important Events?” The post Bitcoin in 2017 – What Were the Most Important Events? appeared first on .
The New York Agreement, also known as Segwit2x, was planned for mid-November but was canceled in the weeks leading up. But just recently, the fork is set to launch again. The Resurrection The announcement was made on December 16th, with the fork date set for December 28th. Some Segwit2x futures markets are still live on some exchanges, and this attempts to finish the project that was started. HitBTC and YoBit are already supporting the fork, saying that the people who’ve purchased B2X tokens receive their coins. The fork is not the same as the one originally proposed in the NYA but shares some features. The most important part of the Segwit2x fork is the increased block size to 4MB, double what the original proposal called for. It also decreases the block production time from ten minutes to two and a […]
Here we provide an overview of Finom’s ICO. The company has been compared to a financial Google that allows anyone to quickly enter into the world of cryptocurrency… Finom ICO – One Window for Every Solution: Mining, Trading and Banking was published on CryptoNinjas.
SIRIN LABS, the creator of an innovative, secure blockchain phone has successfully completed the fourth largest token crowdsale in history, with $157.8M (USD) raised ($157,862,507). Unlike current models of smart… SIRIN LABS concludes the 4th largest crowdsale in history was published on CryptoNinjas.
Change, a blockchain-based mobile finance application has announced a partnership with Kyber Network, a decentralized and trustless exchange that facilitates the instant conversion of crypto-assets with guaranteed liquidity…. Blockchain wallet Change collabs with Kyber Network with cards to ship next quarter was published on CryptoNinjas.
Dogecoin Hits a Penny This past year has seen massive gains for many cryptocurrencies. We know of the big names, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and IOTA. One cryptocurrency which has also had a huge rise this past year that many do not consider is Dogecoin. At the time of writing, one Dogecoin is worth one penny (and is… The post Dogecoin Hits a Penny appeared first on Altcoin Today.
Bitcoinist spoke with Bitcoin Core developer Nicolas Dorier who explains why BTCPay is not only a cheaper alternative to BitPay but also provides merchants and users with more control over their funds. What is BTCPay? BTCPay Server is an open-source payment processor that conforms to the invoice API of Bitpay. This allows easy migration of your code base to your own self-hosted payment processor. According to BTCPay, the service would be a good choice for you if: You currently use Bitpay as a payment processor but worry about their commitment to Bitcoin in the future; You want to be in control of your own funds; Bitpay compliance team decided to reject your application; You want lower fees (we support Segwit); You want to become a payment processor yourself and offer BTCPay-hosted solution to merchants; You want to support another currency […]
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Open Trading Network, the first 100% collateralized decentralized exchange, is breaking new grounds in the industry by making exchanges between the blockchain networks fast and secure like never before. The company’s vision is to build a set of applications aimed at making the crypto world open to the common man and all market participants. Open Trading Network Foundation, a non-profit organization based out of Zug, Switzerland, is all set to revolutionize the rapidly expanding global crypto economy by developing a secure system combining numerous isolated blockchain networks into a unified open network. World’s first 100% collateralized decentralized exchange, OTN will allow instant transactions between a wide myriad of blockchain networks. Open Trading Network Foundation claims that this innovation will make lives easier for businesses, individuals, traders, and regulators while addressing the need for speed and liquidity. The global market for cryptocurrency has developed […]
Perth, 26 December 2017: Blockchain app Lympo has announced Australian cryptocurrency millionaire and fitness guru Jordan Travers as its newest ambassador to promote and reward healthy lifestyles. Travers, a fitness trainer and holistic health coach, made headlines at the age of 21 after he grew a $2,000 cryptocurrency Ethereum investment to $1 million. He’s also the author of wellness book – Man Alive. Keen to support the growing ecosystem of technology and uses for cryptocurrencies, the Melbourne-based personal trainer is throwing his wellness expertise behind Lympne’s innovative fitness app. Lympo will track workout data via smartphones and wearables, and reward users with Lympo tokens for hitting fitness and mindfulness targets – these can then be used to pay for health products and services. And in a win-win for users and the community, some of the Lympo tokens will be put […]
Successful Completion of the 2017 Roadmap After 10 months of existence, CryptoPing is now frequently used by more than 80,000 traders worldwide who receive signals on crypto assets via a Telegram bot. The bot has processed over 320,000,000 trading events and generated more than 21,000 signals about crypto assets that were getting unusual amount of market action. Right after its token sale, CryptoPing has successfully launched its token-based subscription service as promised, and has included 5 exchanges into its signal generation process. The next in the list of exchanges to be added are Bitfinex, Binance, Tidex. Several features have been rolled out in parallel to improve user experience. On top of Telegram, signals are now also available on Slack and Discord servers, and users can now export their history of signals and filter them by percentage of price or volume […]
Move aside IPOs, there’s a new kid in town with the speed and agility to take a concept to market without the excess costs, regulations and red tape that IPOs are known for. Where IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) come much later in the game to make them of any use to fledgling startups, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) provide new businesses with the capital they need to get things started. ICOs obviate the need to qualify for business loans with potentially high interest rates or seek out investors that may or may not be interested in the risks your company poses. I sat down with Kai Chen, an expert in ICO’s and CEO of Olympus Labs, a blockchain platform that offers a marketplace of tools and derivative products for brokerage house and institutional investors to get his insights. Disclosure: This is a […]
Lightning Network transactions have successfully deployed on Bitcoin’s mainnet, marking the first step in a tech upgrade, which will likely transform user experience. Lightning Hits Bitcoin Mainnet As cryptocurrency trader and commentator Vortex noted on Christmas Day, Lightning’s RC1 has had a tentative release and “mainnet (transactions) have been completed.” The Lightning Network is perhaps the most hotly-awaited so-called ‘layer two’ upgrade for the Bitcoin network. Once active, users will be able to send BTC funds practically instantaneously for next to no fee. A beta release for the mainnet is due later, Vortex notes, but users can already research how to take advantage of the implementation ahead of time. In case you missed it, #lightning RC1 has been released and mainnet tx’s have been completed. The mainnet beta is on the way but you can begin researching how to implement […]
Never in the past has anyone envisioned a day there would be the opportunity of making unlimited voice calls and internet data services with ease and also the option to… Continue reading “Mobilink.io – First Decentralized Telecoms Service” The post Mobilink.io – First Decentralized Telecoms Service appeared first on .
The legalization of marijuana across the U.S. has proven to be a boon for numerous industry stakeholders. The cannabis sector is emerging from the shadows and establishing itself as a massive economic force. This has spelled numerous benefits for growers, manufacturers, couriers, sellers, and users, who can now transact in the open instead of having to engage in back-alley deals. While legalization brings untold benefits to the marijuana sector, challenges remain. The industry, still mired in fragmented processes and business practices, has yet to fully realize its potential. To catalyze this revolution, Budbo, a blockchain startup, is working on a suite of products that will help streamline the processes of the marijuana supply chain and thus, induce transparency and efficiency in the industry. The project is headed by successful entrepreneurs and former top executives who have years of experience working […]
In December 2018, the long awaited ICO of Fair.Game is finally here. This is the platform that both the blockchain and the gaming worlds have been eagerly anticipating. As most… Continue reading “Fair.Game ICO Brings the Next Big Impact to Blockchain and Gaming World” The post Fair.Game ICO Brings the Next Big Impact to Blockchain and Gaming World appeared first on .
The old saying goes, “Numbers don’t lie.” That’s the mantra for cryptocurrencies this year, as blockchain powered coins have had an exceptional 2017 thus far. The total market cap is over $600 billion, tens billions of dollars worth of coins are traded each day, and over 1,300 coins exist in the open market. The only problem? There are over 120 competing cryptocurrency exchanges. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Typically, competition is good–the invisible hand of the free markets tend to leave only the best and brightest alive. However, the sheer number of cryptocurrency exchanges has actually hurt investors. The system as a whole is wildly inefficient, resulting in trading process, that is extremely fractured. Fixing Issues This means that investors not only deal with administrative headaches (such as account setup and access) but legitimate trading problems like thin liquidity, […]
With over $220m lost to crypto criminals in 2017, BTC’s surge, and new mainstream interest, the cryptocurrency marketplace is in dire need of new security tools – and CTN delivers London, England – December 26th, 2017 – Technology company Crypto Trust Network today announced the launch of their highly-anticipated Token Sale for their ERC20 token, the CTN. The company aims to reduce fraud and theft in cryptocurrency through a selection of tools for exchanges, wallets, and merchants. The tools reduce exposure to risk by adding an extra layer of trust to transactions such as identify verification, trust rating, and data analysis for wallet and transaction portfolio. While fraud and theft have always been an issue, 2017 saw a marked increase in incidences. In January 2017, 1 Bitcoin (BTC) cost an average of $969. Just eleven months later, that same Bitcoin […]
This past year has seen massive gains for many cryptocurrencies. We know of the big names, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and IOTA. One cryptocurrency which has also had a huge rise this past year that many do not consider is Dogecoin. At the time of writing, one Dogecoin is worth one penny (and is also worth one Dogecoin). Dogecoin hits a penny Considering that earlier this year, a penny could buy you between 3-5 doge, this is huge. It has been an early Christmas gift to the Dogecoin community, and it has catapulted the currency back into the top 35 cryptos on CoinMarketCap. Previously, Dogecoin was hovering somewhere around #40-50 in the rankings. The old joke coin still has some bite to it, and the coin’s tenacity is upheld and strengthened by its great community. Even at its current price, Dogecoin is still cheap and forgiving […]
Bitcoin price gained almost $2000 in 12 hours into Tuesday as the virtual currency’s correction gives way to gains and investors reaffirm their faith. Bitcoin Price Optimism Returns Volatility has briefly returned to markets post-Christmas, Bitcoin currently circling $15,200 according to Coinmarketcap’s average trading prices, up from $13,680 Monday but coming down from the day’s high of $15,700. The move has dampened altcoins, with a mixed bag of gains and losses greeting investors today. Civic, which surprised by posting sudden huge advances from $0.70 to as high as $1.68 in the past 24 hours, has now deflated to around $0.87. Having weathered a new round of bubble accusations last week as prices dipped below $13,000, Bitcoin holders meanwhile are now “more bullish than ever.” Those are the words of BitGo engineer Jameson Lopp, who led various high-profile supporters voicing their […]
Online Bitcoin payments provider BitPay announced last week that the minimum accepted payment would be $100. This was in response to escalating Bitcoin transaction fees during the big sell off. However, just two days later, the provider backpedaled to restore the previous minimum of $5. Last week saw Bitcoin’s biggest selloff this year, even bigger than the Chinese ICO ban in September. The crypto coin dumped 40% of its value in a matter of days, and the digital avalanche took most of the altcoins with it. When mass selling occurs, the exchanges get overwhelmed and transaction speeds grind seemingly to a halt. Conversely, the cost of sending or receiving Bitcoin escalates. BitPay Responds According to reports, the initial decision was explained on BitPay’s blog: The Bitcoin network has been seeing record transaction volume in the last few weeks. This growth […]
It was just a few days ago that news broke alleging “insider trading” after a botched Bitcoin Cash launch which saw prices spiking close to $9000. Now, new evidence has emerged appearing to bolster those allegations. Entrepreneur and cryptocurrency enthusiast Albert Renshaw is claiming that he has discovered additional evidence pointing to insider trading of Bitcoin Cash related to its recent adoption by Coinbase and their cryptocurrency exchange, GDAX. Speaking with Forbes, Renshaw states: I’ve found and isolated one instance of insider trading on BCH addition to GDAX/Coinbase. He references the following discussion thread that took place on /r/Coinbase: The highlighted comments in the thread have since been deleted, however, the conversation was archived in its entirety at Archive.is. Timeline of Events The screenshot above focuses primarily on the comments of one Redditor, /u/mukiwa2. The conversation was archived on December 20, […]
Bitcoin Up 10% As Crypto-Markets Rebound After a long painful weak of Crypto-corrections as Bitcoin dropped from it’s all-time-high of $20,000 to lows of around $11,500 and the entire cryptomarket with a couple exceptions followed, we are finally seeing the clouds break and sun shine once more on the markets. In the past few hours Bitcoin has surged 10% and the total market capitalization of the Crypto markets as a whole as it heads back towards the $600 Billion mark. There will be many burnt hands and many lessons learned over the past few days as many newcomers to the space will have had their first experience of Crypto-volatility. These lessons can be devastating, however they are essential for anyone entering into the space. You generally only get burned once and generally speaking, those that remain and continue in this […]
As the digital horse race for the Next Big Thing in blockchain heats up, more and more companies are getting on the bandwagon to launch their revolutionary concepts and ICOs. SingularityNET is a decentralized marketplace for artificial intelligence, and it may well have the record for the fastest selling ICO ever. According to reports, the ICO was sold out within 60 seconds of going public, raising $36 million for the company behind the ambitious project. The team at Singularity reports that the crowdfunding was capped after receiving $361 million in investor interest on its whitelist from more than 20,000 previous investors. Future Plans The Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) tokens will power the SingularityNET framework that will allow companies, organizations, and developers to buy and sell AI, lowering costs and increasing output. According to their website: Experts estimate that AI market […]
Pretoria, South Africa – Zabercoin is an innovative and stable real estate utility token providing a new dimension to real estate by utilizing decentralized blockchain technology to transform real estate located in emerging markets into a global cryptocurrency market environment. Opportunities in Emerging Markets There are dozens of countries around the world that are considered “third world.” That name has a such a negative connotation too it, and when people think “third world” very rarely are they thinking about how to profit. These countries have so much room to grow, and as technology in these areas advances that growth will only accelerate. There is a stunning 1/373 ratio of office buildings in sub-Saharan Africa verse the number of office buildings in the United States, while the population of the region is 2.5 times that of the USA. It’s obvious that […]
Bitcoin was huge in 2017 as Bitcoin Google searches came in at number two on Google Trend’s list for global news. No matter how you slice it, 2017 was the year of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. As the daddy of all crypto began to shoot up in value, people began to take notice. Headlines were made again and again as another price barrier was broken. So, how hot was the virtual currency in 2017? Google Trends released their list of the top trending topics for 2017, and Bitcoin Google searches came in at number two on their global news list. People Interested in Bitcoin It seemed that every time you turned around, people and media were talking about Bitcoin. On the economic front, many financial institutions were very negative towards cryptocurrency, even though they were intrigued by the possibilities […]
Open Trading Network, the first 100% collateralized decentralized exchange, is breaking new grounds in the industry by making exchanges between the blockchain networks fast and secure like never before. The… Continue reading “Open Trading Network Leverages Cross-chain Technology to become the First Ever Platform to Unite all Blockchain Networks” The post Open Trading Network Leverages Cross-chain Technology to become the First Ever Platform to Unite all Blockchain Networks appeared first on .
During this year, many currencies have been expanding and increasing their prices. Today we take a look at the cryptocurrency market and we realize that it is not the same… Continue reading “The Cryptocurrency Market During the Year – What has Changed?” The post The Cryptocurrency Market During the Year – What has Changed? appeared first on .
Hardware wallet Ledger has warned of scams using Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) to defraud users as suspicions around the hard fork start to mount. ‘They’ll Steal Your Assets’ In tweets late last week, the wallet manufacturer cautioned followers about fake websites purporting to let Bitcoin holders claim BCD coins. Bitcoin Diamond is one of a growing number of promised Bitcoin hard forks to be formally announced since November. A relatively unknown project, vague promises of faster network transactions and other fringe benefits are yet to see implementation, with only futures trading on around 20 exchanges. Certain rogue actors are now enticing Bitcoin holders who are technically entitled to equivalent balances on the BCD chain to claim them, ostensibly by reuiring entry of sensitive security information. SCAM WARNING – multiple sites claim to let you collect Bitcoin Diamond. They’ll steal your assets. […]
The new U.S. tax code amends IRC Section 1031 (a)(1) regarding “like kind exchanges,” excluding all cryptocurrencies from a previous legal loophole and making all cryptocurrency trades a taxable event. On Friday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a new tax bill into law, signalling the first major tax overhaul in the U.S. in over 30 years. And while you may or may not have high praise for the bill, one thing is certain: the new tax code is bad news for cryptocurrency investors. Starting Jan. 1st, 2018, all cryptocurrency trades will be a taxable event, including swapping one cryptocurrency for another. Closing the 1031 Loophole The recent overhaul amends a part of the tax code regarding exemptions for “like kind exchanges,” allowing investors to swap similar assets without triggering a tax event. These so-called “1031 exchanges” have long been used […]
Soon, Dubai will be the first city in the world to have self-flying taxis and Robocop. There is no more befitting place than Dubai to talk about advanced technologies and impactful projects. On December 13th, 2017, in a joyous event, PIN Community gathered 100 leaders from 20 countries at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai to share about the technologies of the future – Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), and Big Data – and how they all come together to enable and strengthen a “Sharing Economy 2.0″ within their PIN Platform. At the beginning, Grace Ezzell – founder of Refugees + Blockchain – opened the conference with a provocative video about “a new money enabled by the blockchain” and an overview of the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and their ubiquitous utilities in the near future. Next, Alon Vo – cofounder of DropDeck.io – took […]
Bitcoin Price Finding Stability After Frightening Free Fall The Bitcoin price might have struggled just in time for a dinner-time grilling off your relatives but it seems to be calming down after its correction. There’s still plenty to be excited about in 2018. The price of Bitcoin seems to have found some stability after its… The post Bitcoin Price Finding Stability After Frightening Free Fall appeared first on Altcoin Today.
AS NEM CONSOLIDATES, DASH PRICES TRICKLE LOWER Most alt coins today are trending lower. Dash prices in particular continues to trickle lower while NEM consolidates. In my honest opinion, I really think the 20 period MA which was obliterated on December 22 will continue to hold an important role in the coming sessions. DASH, Monero,… The post AS NEM CONSOLIDATES, DASH PRICES TRICKLE LOWER appeared first on Altcoin Today.