June 2, 2018

Mo Works Creative Agency Announces Partnership

Mo Works Creative Agency is extremely excited to announce a new partnership evolving as a result of Consensus 2018 in New York. It’s truly fantastic to be in such a thriving industry with new partnerships and opportunities for collaboration available at every corner. It only made sense for the two companies to partner up as Cure WorldCosplay is about to launch their global ICO on July 1st, and with Mo Works seeking their next challenge. Cure WorldCosplay is the world’s largest cosplay platform for cosplayers and cosplay fans all around the world. With over 720,000 members from more than 180 countries around the world, Cure WorldCosplay is a multi-lingual platform with a strong emphasis on a community that is self-sustainable and developing. The existing community are avidly engaged in the cosplay-sphere and will form a strong foundation for Cure’s adoption […]
June 2, 2018

Zimbabwe Exchange Granted “Interim Relief,” Ban Appeal Still Ongoing

Despite reports of the Zimbabwe High Court’s reversal of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s (RBZ) recently issued cryptocurrency ban, the country’s leading bitcoin exchange, Golix, is yet to restore trading on its platform. In an email recently sent to customers of the exchange, Golix sought to clarify that it has been granted “an interim relief,” that its accounts have not yet been restored, and that legal proceedings are currently still ongoing. Also Read: The Top Ten Altcoin Markets of 2014 – How Are They Faring Now?  Golix Discusses Appealing Zimbabwe’s Cryptocurrency Ban Golix states that on the 11th of May, “the RBZ issue[d] a circular to all the banks instructing them to close all of our bank accounts,” however, a “60-day window” was given to the exchange. On the 15th of May, Golix “issued a statement to [their] customers” informing customers […]
June 2, 2018

RippleNet Connects Asia-Pacific and South America, Santander Demos One Pay FX Mobile App

InstaReM, a Singapore-headquartered Fintech company offering digital cross-border money transfers to individuals and businesses, has officially partnered with BeeTech, a São Paulo-based payment service provider for South America. The partnership will utilize Ripple’s blockchain network and represents one of the first times non-bank RippleNet members in Asia and in South America will afford their customers the ability to utilize Ripple-powered payments across multiple markets.  Connecting Asia-Pacific and South America InstaReM currently offers payment services to more than 55 countries, including many in Southeast Asia and Europe. By partnering with BeeTech, InstaReM now allows its customers to send real-time payments into South America, while BeeTech customers gain instant payout services into InstaReM’s 60 world markets. Both InstaReM and BeeTech have previously signed contracts with Ripple to help facilitate their international money transfers. The new partnership purports to allow each company’s customers to […]
June 2, 2018

On Practical Artificial Intelligence

From killer robots to human replacements, “artificial intelligence” is a buzzword everyone must adapt to, or die. According to Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Baidu Research, “Five years from now there will be a number of S&P 500 CEOs that will wish they’d started thinking earlier about their AI strategy.” So what does AI really do, and why should you go for it? And more importantly, how? A lot of what we do is dumb. Take advertisement as an example. Marketers think that they only need to get their message in front of the right set of eyes. As such, invasive ads pop up from everywhere to deliver irrelevant ad messages to users who avoid anything that resembles an ad. When I face an unskippable YouTube ad, I take off my headset and switch to another tab until that ad […]
June 2, 2018

TaaS partners with OSA DC To Build Global Smart Consumer Platform

June 02, 2018–Singapore–Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), the world’s first tokenized closed-end fund dedicated to blockchain assets, has entered into a partnership with OSA DC, a tokenized AI and blockchain solution for the retail and supply chain industries with an ambition to build the largest global  consumer retail community. As a closed-end fund, TaaS is dedicated to the development and enrichment of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The service features a smart-contract profit sharing model that awards TAAS token holders with shares of its capital fund gains, a cryptocurrency fund managed by a team of TaaS traders and investors. In addition to this capital fund profit sharing, the service contributes to and invests in promising blockchain projects, and it also serves as an advisory arm for rising stars in the industry to help them accomplish their long-term business development goals. TaaS first took interest in […]
June 2, 2018

Lisk Developers Solve Network Issues Without Loss of Funds

Issues are not all that uncommon in the world of cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, it seems major problems become more apparent in the year 2018. The Lisk network, for example, suffered from a non-working blockchain for several hours. The issues are rectified, yet it still highlights the fragile nature of this ecosystem. The Lisk network issues caused a fair few problems. With transactions not confirming, a problem ensued fairly quickly. It seems the project’s community was not too amused by this development either. Having any blockchain grind to a halt is a very big problem. and can cause irreparable damage if not addressed quickly. The Lisk Network Seems Safe Again Although the main cause is still a bit unclear, the developers have sorted the issue. So far, it appears no funds have been lost in the process, which is a positive sign. […]
June 2, 2018

Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Face Off

The fight between Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance seems destined to be an all-out battle that will determine which platform will rule the day. Just like the old days when the struggle between video machine formats led to the advancement of one over the other and the demise of the losing platform, so too could be the battle between Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) platforms. In the famous video machine battle, the Sony platform, Betamax, was in a fight with the video cassette recorder, better known as the VCR. While many believed that Betamax was the better platform, it was the VCR that won the battle and took over the market. It was a sad story for the Sony Betamax, which was shortly thereafter relegated to the same place that eight-track players had found themselves just a few years earlier. Are we […]
June 2, 2018

Platform Using AI, Big Data And Blockchain To Give Skincare Sector A Makeover

A blockchain-driven platform wants to reduce the influence that biased shop assistants and product marketers have on consumers in the skincare industry, and instead create an ecosystem where shoppers can receive expert, impartial advice from qualified dermatologists. Opu Labs says consumers are currently overwhelmed with an avalanche of information online and believes they are not getting the service they deserve. For the millions of people out there with skin conditions, it’s often difficult to find the right treatments to cosmetically and medically deal with their complaints. The company believes that artificial intelligence (AI) and big data holds the key to making shoppers better informed – helping them to save money and dramatically reduce the amount of time they spend researching which products to buy. One of the centerpieces of the start-up’s offering is Opu AI. Here, users can upload an […]
June 2, 2018

Binance’s $1bn fund and its first step into institutional investing

Today, Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced plans to establish a US$1 billion fund. Ella Zhang, head of Binance Lab, announced in an online conference. Per Techcrunch’s report about the fund, “[The] ‘Community Influence’ fund, which will be denominated in Binance’s BNB coin, will be aimed at nascent startups and also funds themselves…Binance is looking to back funds with at least $100 million in capital and, of course, a focus on blockchain and crypto. The firm will also launch a Binance Ecosystem Fund which it said will include 20 partners. [Previously], it led a $30 million investment in MobileCoin — a startup that’s advised by Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of encrypted messaging app Signal and Open Whisper Systems — and it is establishing an incubator that will nurture ideas and young projects with financial backing and mentorship. The company revealed today that its […]
June 2, 2018

The Bitcoin Cash Chain Has Less Than Two Years Until the Reward Halving

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain is now less than two years away from its next block reward halving. Current statistics show the BCH chain will halve its reward from 12.5 BCH to 6.25 BCH on or around April 6, 2020, and with more than 80 percent of BCH now in circulation, when the next halving takes place the decentralized asset will be much harder to obtain. Also read: Adult Film Star Brenna Sparks Discusses Transforming the Sex Industry With Bitcoin Bitcoin Cash Has Less Than Two Years Left Until the 2020 Reward Halving Bitcoin Cash has great worth to a lot of digital asset proponents and the cryptocurrency has gained in value tremendously over the past nine months. One benefit that BCH advocates appreciate is the fact that the currency has digital scarcity. There will never be more than 21 million […]
June 2, 2018

What Is GINcoin Cryptocurrency?

A masternode can be thought of as a server that has made its IP address publicly available to third-party actors. However, deploying and running a masternode requires users to possess a high level of technical know-how including a deep understanding of blockchains as well as the ability to launch and maintain a server. Moreover, setting up a masternode also requires considerable economic input from customers. GINcoin can be described as a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that provides users with all of the features that Bitcoin has to offer as well as other advantages such as: Instant transactions (InstantSend) Private transactions (PrivateSend) Deployment of masternodes The ecosystem has been built atop the Dash blockchain and makes use of a GUI-based masternode setup that allows investors to own their very own private masternode. Similar to the architectural framework used by Dash, GINcoin also employs a two-tiered network of miners and […]
June 2, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Spikes Above $7,600

At press time, the father of cryptocurrencies has incurred a small bull run during the early morning hours of June 2, and is now trading for over $200 more than where it stood just 24 hours ago. While this behavior is nothing new (bitcoin has fallen some, then gained some over the past several days), the spike is certainly a welcome sign in the books of most investors, and the size of the price jump in question could signal the end of a long and arduous bear run as the bulls, once again, begin to take over the financial reins. This weekend, bitcoin is trading for almost as much as the world’s most valuable banknote, according to one source. Despite being under half the price of its 2017 peak, bitcoin now stands close to the value of the largest banknote […]
June 2, 2018

Economist Claims Bitcoin Bubble Is Still in the Early Profit-Taking Stages

It is only to be expected that economists and other financial experts remain wary of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at this stage. After the onslaught which traders have witnessed throughout most of 2018, the future price direction remains unclear. Economist Joost van der Burgt is confident Bitcoin will fall even further in value pretty soon. Another Doom Scenario for Bitcoin Anyone who has paid attention to Bitcoin price predictions over the past year may have noticed that financial ‘experts’ don’t expect a bright future for Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. That is not entirely surprising, especially considering that the year 2018 hasn’t been too positive so far. Even so, optimism remains in place overall, as bigger and better things seem on the horizon for this industry. If economist Joost van der Burgt is to be believed, the future will not look all that bright. […]
June 2, 2018

ICONOMI Opens Doors to ‘Everyday Users’, Introduces OTC Trading and Direct Deposits

Cryptocurrency Index fund creator ICONOMI is slowly building a bridge for everyday users to venture into the world of crypto investing. On May 31st, COO Matej Tomazin announced via an official company blog post that ICONOMI would be introducing a fiat ramp-up service on their platform. The ramp up will come in 2 stages: over the counter (OTC) deals and direct deposits. In the announcement, Tomazin writes: Offering a comprehensive set of tools to allow anyone to enter and explore the crypto-economy breaks down the barriers to entry and will expand ICONOMI’s reach even further. OTC Deals Eligible users will be able to make deals with ICONOMI to acquire cryptocurrency assets in exchange for depositing fiat money from their bank accounts. Investors will not be directly purchasing the cryptocurrencies from an exchange. Rather, they will send their money to ICONOMI, who will […]
June 2, 2018

Basic Attention Token Notes Major Growth During its First Year

It has been a pretty interesting first year for the Basic Attention Token project. Attempting to revitalize the way people use the internet and interact with advertisements is no easy task. Over the past 12 months, the project has successfully reached some important milestones, even though there is still a ton of work left to be done. The BAT Year in Review One of the main reasons so many people started paying attention to Basic Attention Token was its initial coin offering. More specifically, the project’s ICO took all but 30 seconds to sell out, raising $36 million worth of Ether in the process. Although there have been numerous quick ICOs in the past two years, BAT is still one of the few to have sold out so quickly. One year later, and it seems this token is now being used in many […]
June 2, 2018

General Bytes Increases Number of Bitcoin ATMs in Prague to 34

Bitcoin ATMs are an integral part of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. These machines can be found all over the world. Thousands of such Bitcoin ATMs are spread out all over the world. General Bytes has recently installed 10 additional machines in the Prague subway. Europe isn’t necessarily a major region for cryptocurrency activity That situation is improving ever so slowly. Major companies are setting up shop in Malta and Switzerland. Even so, other countries need to do something to become more appealing. The city of Prague is undergoing some major changes which can benefit overall cryptocurrency adoption in the future. Bitcoin ATMs Take Over Prague With 10 new Bitcoin ATMs in the Prague subway, an interesting situation ensues. This is one of the world’s busiest metros to date. With foot traffic of 1,2 million pedestrians per day, a lot of people […]
June 2, 2018

PR: Ontology Announces Triones Seed Node Recruitment

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. Today Ontology, a new high-performance public multi-chain project and a distributed trust collaboration platform, officially announced the Ontology Triones seed node recruitment plan and rules, and opened recruitment for the first cycle of seed nodes. The recruitment begins on June 1st, 2018, and the full list of candidates for the first cycle will be announced on July 16th. Candidates can register through the Ontology official website. In addition to receiving ONG from basic consumption of the entire chain network system (network fees, storage fees, smart contract fees, and fees from other services), to encourage participation […]
June 2, 2018

Most Masternode Coins Are a Scam

Long before Proof of Stake entered crypto consciousness, people were staking Proof of Work coins. In return for locking up a portion of tokens and running a masternode, you can earn verification rewards. Earning a passive income while helping to secure a network sounds as comfortable as it does noble. The reality, however, is that most masternode coins are a scam. Also read: Crypto Exchange Launches in Gibraltar  Loads of Nodes But Little Utility Every trader has a strategy for profiting through good times and lean. Some buy into ICOs and wait for the market to recover; some scalp profits where they can through day trading; and some set up masternodes. Dash is the altcoin credited with starting the craze for masternodes. Back when the coin was trading for under a dollar, the Proof of Work coin introduced a masternode system […]
June 2, 2018

IMF’s Dong He: Bitcoin Can Rival Central Bank Currencies

There are many different opinions on whether or not Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have a bright future ahead. The International Monetary Fund seems confident there is no need to regulate this industry at this stage, even though other officials see things differently. Dong He of the IMF is convinced that cryptocurrencies may replace central bank money in the future, but now is not the time. Dong He on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency It is always interesting to note how different financial experts perceive the future of cryptocurrency. Considering that this new form of money is still incredibly volatile, it is evident that there is a lot of work to be done moving forward. The IMF’s Dong He, for one, wrote that the cryptocurrency industry is far too volatile to pose any threat to the fiat currencies which people use today. That doesn’t mean this situation will not change in […]
June 2, 2018

A Ground-Breaking, Original, Decentralized System in Healthcare: Grapevine World

A new ground-breaking, decentralized system for healthcare data sharing has been introduced to the market by Grapevine World. This original concept promises a borderless ecosystem for the seamless, standardized exchange of healthcare data and improving the overall health care sector across the globe and its ICO begins on the 20th of June. Grapevine addresses a major problem in the healthcare industry and that is lack of data interoperability. This problem forms one of the biggest barriers to change in healthcare, which is understandably one of the most important industries for every individual and it is currently estimated at $77 billion with the potential to increase to $153 billion by 2023. What is interoperability and what’s the big deal? Interoperability refers to the ability of different parts of one system or different systems to communicate with each other and share medical […]
June 2, 2018

Ubex and Singularity Projects Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The pioneering Ubex project and the Singularity project have signed a memorandum of understanding that foresees utilizing Singularity’s platform and infrastructure to construct and host Ubex AI services created using the platform. The Ubex project intends to cooperate with Singularity in hosting, developing, training and enhancing the Ubex advertising platform’s AI construct, which plays a key role in shaping the dynamics of interaction between advertisers and publishers registered on the platform. Singularity’s advanced technologies, platform and vast expertise will be of immense value when shaping and perfecting the Ubex AI. SingularityNET is a full-stack AI solution powered by a decentralized protocol. The project has assembled the leading minds in machine learning and blockchain to democratize access to AI technology. SingularityNET was born from a collective will to distribute the power of AI. Sophia, the world’s most expressive robot, is one […]
June 2, 2018

CONDA partners with DASH ICO Investors can use DASH to get CRWD Token

CONDA, the Austrian crowdfinancing platform, has started a cooperation with DASH (digital cash). During its ICO, CONDA will accept DASH for purchasing CRWD Token. DASH was introduced in 2014 and is an inflation-proof, non-governmental currency. Vienna, June 03 2018 | Now undergoing the whitelisting phase of its ICO, CONDA is pleased to announce its cooperation with DASH. Whitelisting is the process by which one obtains permission to take part in the ICO; getting whitelisted now (before the actual crowd-sale begins) will reduce the waiting time that might arise during the crowd-sale in June. Everyone who gets whitelisted before June 4thcan immediately invest when the crowd-sale officially starts. CRWD Token can be purchased in ETH, Euro and now DASH. DASH is one of the world’s top cryptocurrencies. By accepting DASH, CONDA is targeting a strong community of ICO and crypto enthusiasts, […]
June 2, 2018

CRYSTALS Reaches $1 million USD Soft Cap in Less than 24 Hours!

June 02, 2018 — The CRYSTALS project has collected US$ 1 million in less than 24 hours since the beginning of the presale. CRYSTALS is in a class by itself ecosystem to solve and smooth over actual problems in the modeling industry. The team of professionals, despite the cryptoworld realities, decided to put things into perspective, not going for a sky-high financial goal. But still, they were surprised. The first goal was reached in a few hours after the presale started – US$ 1 million! “We are very pleased with the fact that we have come across like-minded people among the crypto enthusiasts. Not only the CRYSTALS team but also our community, saw the potential of the project’s concept and approach. It’s a great success and a sign that we have chosen the right path. Once again, we want to […]
June 2, 2018

Bitcoin Tumbler BestMixer.io Steps Forward with Game-Changing Anonymization Service

In light of bitcoin forensics startups partnering with the IRS, the time for true cryptocurrency anonymization is now In what can only be described as a major leap forward in the battle for user privacy, BestMixer.io has introduced a bitcoin tumbler that guarantees the total anonymity of digital currencies. Not content with simply offering the minimum, BestMixer.io has revolutionized the bitcoin mixer industry with the introduction of the Alpha, Beta, and Gamma pools which resist even the most advanced blockchain forensics tools. Most users assume that because there is no name attached to their cryptocurrency wallet that their currencies, transactions, and wallets remain perfectly anonymous. This couldn’t be further from the truth as all digital currencies retain traces from every transaction they’ve been a part of, including wallet addresses and in some cases much more. Just take a look at […]
June 2, 2018

Would Ethereum Surpass Bitcoin in 2018?

Ethereum is one of the most important virtual currencies in the market and it has reached a new important and interesting milestone. According to the numbers shown by Etherscan, there… Continue reading “Would Ethereum Surpass Bitcoin in 2018?” The post Would Ethereum Surpass Bitcoin in 2018? appeared first on .
June 2, 2018

How to Watch the EOS Blockchain Launch

CoinDesk gives our best guess of how the distributed launch of the much-anticipated EOS software can be expected to unfold.
June 2, 2018

Save the World? Blockchain’s Big Dreams Come Back to Earth in DC

“It’s about being demand driven instead of supply driven.”
June 2, 2018

EOS Pumps Following EOSIO 1.0 Release, $50 Million Fund Announcement

Block.one has officially released EOSIO 1.0. Additionally, the publisher has partnered with SVK Crypto to launch a $50 million fund aimed at assisting projects being developed on the EOSIO platform.  EOSIO is Here At long last, Block.one — an open source software publisher specializing in high-performance blockchain technologies — has released version 1.0 of its open source EOSIO blockchain software. The platform purportedly affords businesses the ability to quickly and efficiently construct and deploy “high-performance and high-security blockchain-based applications.” The core features of EOSIO 1.0’s design, as noted by Block.one, include: Free Rate Limited Transactions Low Latency Block confirmation (0.5 seconds) Low-overhead Byzantine Fault Tolerant Finality Optional high-overhead, low-latency BFT finality Smart contract platform powered by Web Assembly Designed for Sparse Header Light Client Validation Scheduled Recurring Transactions Time Delay Security Hierarchical Role Based Permissions Support for Biometric Hardware Secured Keys (e.g. Apple Secure Enclave) Parallel Execution of Context Free […]
June 2, 2018

ASUS Unveils a Motherboard Powering 20 GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining

Consumers who venture into the world of mining alternative currencies generally need to acquire a few pieces of hardware. One of the more pressing problems is finding ways to connect more than five GPUs to a motherboard. ASUS has come up with a solution, although it remains to be seen how popular it will be in the long run. The Asus H370 Mining Master Motherboard People all over the world have shown great interest in mining cryptocurrency. Unlike what most non-cryptocurrency users would think, these ventures focus on mining alternative cryptocurrencies such as Monero, Ethereum, Zcash, and a few others. In order to do so, one has to buy a robust power supply, a motherboard, various graphics cards, and so forth. Even so, limitations exist, as only so many GPUs can be connected to one motherboard at one time.   ASUS’s new motherboard dedicated […]
June 2, 2018

Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Impossibility of Knowledge in Planning

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 4 Crypto and the Impossibility of Knowledge in Planning Bitcoin…is better understood using the conceptual lens of the Catallaxy: participants in Bitcoin spontaneously form a decentralized monetary and financial ecosystem, collectively choosing Bitcoin as a medium of exchange and store of value. Bitcoin is…an irrefutable demonstration of spontaneous order in action. —Francis Pouliot Cryptocurrency is a perfect example of catallaxy and of a remedy for its polar opposite: central planning. The opposites are at war, of course. The concept of “catallaxy” is similar to that of “spontaneous order,” but the latter concept can be broadly applied to most areas of life. Catallaxy applies specifically to how economic order emerges in a system through the uncoordinated and diverse actions of individuals who pursue their own self-interests. The […]
June 2, 2018

Ethereum Price: Upside Potential may Result in a Surge to $600

Depending on how all of the cryptocurrency markets evolve in the coming hours, there may be some further positive momentum to enjoy. If that momentum were to materialize, it may push the Ethereum price to $600 again. That in itself would be a major victory after a very difficult week for this currency. Ethereum Price Struggle Remains Although all cryptocurrencies have suffered from the big dip earlier this week, the Ethereum price took a rather big stumble in the process. With a drop from over $600 to $513 in a matter of two days, a lot of people were growing concerned over what the future will bring. It is rather uncommon for the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap to see such volatile swings. Even so, that dip has been bought and the Ethereum price has regained some of its […]
June 2, 2018

Chinese Officials May Reverse Ban on CNY-Based Cryptocurrency Trading

China remains a very peculiar country when it comes to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Despite the government issuing a ban on CNY-based trading a while ago, it seems there is still a very tangible interest in cryptocurrencies. In fact, it seems the Chinese government might reverse its stance on this form of money fairly soon. What is Happening in China? Ever since China’s government and central bank declared a ban on the CNY-based trading of cryptocurrencies, a lot of things have changed. First of all, China no longer plays any role of importance in the cryptocurrency industry, which is only to be expected. Additionally, other countries have begun legitimizing cryptocurrency, with Japan leading the charge in this regard. South Korea is also taking regulatory measures designed to let Bitcoin thrive in the country. As such, Chinese officials have thought twice about what to do […]
June 2, 2018

News — At The Edge — 6/2

News — At The Edge — 6/2 was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 2, 2018

EOS Price: Surge to $14 Remains Intact

Even though weekends are never a solid indication for the future of cryptocurrency prices, it seems the EOS community couldn’t care any less. With the EOS price surging by over 15% in the past 24 hours, it is evident positive momentum has become more tangible in this industry today. The EOS Price Surge is Real While there are a lot of high expectations associated with EOS, it is one of these projects which still has nearly everything to provide to the masses. Even so, the current EOS price momentum cannot be denied whatsoever, as it is quite a spectacular sight to behold. More specifically, the recent 15.53% EOS price increase has surged to nearly $14 again, which is somewhat surprising at this time. To put this into perspective, the EOS price is gaining value because the main net launch is […]
June 2, 2018

Korean Government Clarifies Position After Supreme Court Crypto Ruling

The South Korean government has clarified its position in response to the recent ruling by the country’s Supreme Court stating that cryptocurrency is an asset with measurable value that can be confiscated. The government says its position should be viewed separately from that of the Supreme Court. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Korean Government’s Response South Korea’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), has responded to the ruling by the country’s Supreme Court recognizing cryptocurrencies including bitcoin as assets, according to local media. The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, May 30, that cryptocurrencies are assets that can be confiscated as criminal proceeds. The case involves a porn site operator and his 191 BTC. This decision represents the first time the Court has recognized cryptocurrency as property. The head of the FSC’s cryptocurrency countermeasures committee, Hong […]
June 2, 2018

Top Cryptocurrencies with a Great Growth Potential in 2018 – Part IV

This is a follow-up article to the “Top Cryptocurrencies With a Great Growth Potential in 2018 – Part III”. The cryptocurrency market is flooded with all sorts of altcoins and… Continue reading “Top Cryptocurrencies with a Great Growth Potential in 2018 – Part IV” The post Top Cryptocurrencies with a Great Growth Potential in 2018 – Part IV appeared first on .
June 2, 2018

EOS and Ethereum: One DApp Platform to Rule Them All?

Does the market have room for two thriving DApp platforms? Ethereum and EOS represent two distinct approaches to carrying out smart contracts and supporting more than 1,500 DApps. DApps coming to EOS (image by Raleigh Felton and EOSTribe) Ethereum holds an advantage as the first native DApp platform, but EOS is proposing a much faster consensus model. Is there going to be one clear winner and loser, or does the marketplace have room to support both platforms thanks to their different strengths? There’s reason to believe both platforms can be successful; however, both have their work cut out for them. A Brief Comparison Ethereum has already established itself as the most popular DApp platform, attracting massive amounts of developers thanks to its support for an easy-to-use programming language, Solidity, as well as a bevy of ICOs with ERC-20 tokens. It also boasts the most functional […]
June 2, 2018

Crypto Exchange for Institutional Traders Launches in Gibraltar

A new crypto trading platform providing services to institutional investors has made a soft launch in Europe. The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) has introduced 300 retail account holders and a select number of institutional participants to its platform. GBX, a subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), aims to become one of the first licensed and regulated digital asset exchanges operated by an EU regulated stock exchange. Also read: British Bank Says “No” to Crypto Firms from Gibraltar GBX Offers Exclusive Access to Selected Clients The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), which will serve institutional crypto investors, has recently started operations on a limited scale. 300 retail account holders and a number of preselected institutional participants have been introduced to its platform. The announcement of the soft launch follows the recent addition of another sponsor, Blockchain Worx. The exchange now has […]
June 2, 2018

Crypto Exchange Huobi Jointly Launches $93 mln China-South Korea Blockchain Fund

The world’s third largest crypto exchange Huobi has partnered on a $93 mln China-South Korea investment fund for blockchain companies
June 2, 2018

Supplemental IRS Guidance on Taxation of Cryptocurrencies is Needed: Expert Take

“We recommend the IRS release immediate guidance regarding the tax treatment of virtual currency transactions”
June 2, 2018

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Spanish Parties Back Crypto Draft, Slovenia Adopts Crypto Action Plan

All parties represented in the Spanish Congress have voiced support for a new draft legislation introducing favorable crypto regulations in the country. We’ve covered the details in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also, Slovenia adopts a crypto action plan, Estonia drops plans to issue a national cryptocurrency, and Hungary claims it’s ready to join the global blockchain market.   Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Expanding Horizons in a Bearish Month Spanish Parties Call for Favorable Crypto Regulations Lawmakers in Spain, who have earlier this year reviewed proposals to introduce incentives for crypto companies, have now issued a unanimous call for adopting regulations that favor the implementation of crypto and blockchain technologies. These should be introduced to the market “through controlled testing environments.” A draft legislation aimed at achieving the goal, proposed again by the ruling People’s Party, has […]
June 2, 2018

Vitalik Buterin Asks Whether the Rothschild Conspiracy Could Apply to the Crypto Market

Vitalik Buterin has raised questions about whether the Rothschild banking empire could control the crypto market as rumours expanded about their plans to start investing on it. Mr. Buterin has… Continue reading “Vitalik Buterin Asks Whether the Rothschild Conspiracy Could Apply to the Crypto Market” The post Vitalik Buterin Asks Whether the Rothschild Conspiracy Could Apply to the Crypto Market appeared first on .
June 2, 2018

EOS Moves Major Amounts of Ether to Bitfinex, Sparking Market Concerns

Ethereum’s public blockchain has provided definitive evidence that EOS recently sent 200,000 ether (ETH) to Bitfinex. This leaves the EOS crowdsale’s smart contract with just over $1 million worth of ETH.  Big Money Movement EOS — a blockchain-powered infrastructure for decentralized applications (DApps) — has gained substantial traction over the last year, while managing to raise a staggering $4 billion by the conclusion of its initial coin offering (ICO). The project’s crowdsale address is publically available and illustrates how of EOS’ ether goes to an address which is tagged EOS-Owner. At the time of this writing, EOS’ main ether account is currently holding an estimated 737,000 ETH — down roughly 400,000 ETH from its previous balance. As tracked by Trustnodes, a serious movement of roughly 200,000 ETH was sent to Bitfinex on June 1. Said movement currently equates to a little […]
June 2, 2018

VRPorn.com Accepts Litecoin Payments After Charlie Lee’s Complaints

Some time ago, we wrote at UseTheBitcoin that Verge (XVG) signed an important partnership with one of the most important porn sites on the internet (PorhHub). But Charlie Lee has… Continue reading “VRPorn.com Accepts Litecoin Payments After Charlie Lee’s Complaints” The post VRPorn.com Accepts Litecoin Payments After Charlie Lee’s Complaints appeared first on .
June 2, 2018

PR: Particl Releases Their Privacy Focused Decentralized Marketplace

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. Zug, Switzerland – Particl, an open-source project building privacy focused decentralized applications, has released the Alpha MVP version of their Particl Marketplace – a disruptive way to buy and sell goods online. Released May 31st, 2018, the marketplace is a new featured application within the project’s flagship application, Particl Desktop. Particl’s decentralized marketplace is private by design and is a highly scalable and secure solution for e-commerce. Built to be a trustless solution – in a sea of online shopping sites with go-between intermediaries and fees – that has privacy at its core instead of […]
June 2, 2018

Flippening? Bitcoin (BTC) Passed by 35mil Ethereum Unique Addresses

Is the flippening upon us? Ethereum (ETH) advocates are citing block explorer Etherscan claim to passed 35 million unique addresses, a doubling in something like five months, averaging reportedly 100K a day. The last available figures for bitcoin core (BTC) addresses had them at roughly 25 million as of spring this year. ETH enthusiasts are insisting this is a positive step in the march to eventually snatch the number one coin by market capitalization spot. Also read: India Rejects Venezuelan Crypto Despite 30% Discount Flippening Close or Just Hopeful Hype? Hopeful hype is starting again in pockets of the crypto ecosystem, especially among Vitalik Buterin fans and ETH followers. It’s due to their long held belief the world’s second most popular cryptocurrency by market capitalization must eventually replace bitcoin core (BTC) at the top in what’s been dubbed the flippening. […]
June 2, 2018

Play Video Games, Earn Bitcoin: GMO Launches ‘CryptoChips’

Japanese Internet behemoth GMO has launched CryptoChips, an in-game Bitcoin rewards system. GMO Internet Inc. announced the launch via a statement on its website on May 31, 2018. The move represents the latest attempt to integrate the emerging crypto market into the mainstream gaming industry. CryptoChips: A Bitcoin Gaming Rewards Application CryptoChips is an application that will allow players to earn Bitcoin as rewards for playing mobile games. Players can earn these rewards by unlocking hidden levels, completing challenging missions, and several other milestones. According to GMO, CryptoChips will be premiered on its “Whimsical War” mobile game. Whimsical War is a real-time battle game available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. According to the CryptoChips launch announcement: CryptoChips can be mounted on the game application and allows players to receive cryptocurrency as remuneration within the game – like a “secret […]
June 2, 2018

IOTA Partners with Norway’s Largest Bank to Collaborate on Tangle DLT Implementation

Famed DAG project IOTA has inked a deal with Den Norske Bank (DNB) to explore potential use cases for the company’s Tangle technology. Wilfried Pimenta, IOTA Foundation’s Business Development Head, announced the partnership in a post on the company’s blog. DNB is the largest bank in Norway and ranks as one of the most prominent financial institutions in the Nordic region. Den Norske Bank is no Stranger to DLT and Blockchain Technology DNB is no stranger to the world of decentralized ledger technology. Before partnering with IOTA, the bank previously engaged in numerous collaborative efforts with a slew of blockchain-based firms including R3, Hyperledger, EOS, and Ethereum. Speaking on the MoU (memorandum of understanding) with IOTA, Lasse Meholm, the Head of the DLT division at the bank, said: As the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication and […]
June 2, 2018

Steem shared accounts

Steem shared accounts was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 2, 2018

Stripe Founders Discuss Decision to Drop BTC Payment Services

The co-founders of Stripe, brothers Patrick and John Collison, recently discussed the company’s decision to no longer support bitcoin payments, and expressed a willingness to reverse this decision in future. Also Read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty Declining Use of BTC as Means of Payment In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Stripe co-founders John and Patrick Collison shared their view of bitcoin and the cryptocurrency markets, and discussed Stripe’s decision to no longer facilitate BTC payments made earlier this year. When asked whether the company’s decision to no longer conduct bitcoin payments through its platform would leave it “on the wrong side of history”, Patrick Collison responded, “We’re absolutely open to revisiting this.” Patrick sought to emphasize that the reasons underpinning Stripe’s decision to move away from BTC are “a question for the bitcoin community, basically, and especially […]
June 2, 2018

Dutch Land Registry: How Blockchain And AI Could Benefit The Real Estate Industry

Work in the Netherlands could put blockchain and artificial intelligence technology at the forefront of the Dutch real estate industry.
June 2, 2018

Bitmain’s New Miner Is Drawing Criticism from Early Users

Bitmain’s New Miner Is Drawing Criticism from Early Users Mining hardware giant Bitmain has been criticized over one of its latest mining products, the AntMiner B3, with Chinese users making allegations about its marketing tactics and quality control. According to a blog post from the AntMiner’s official WeChat account, the new product – dedicated to mining BTM,… The post Bitmain’s New Miner Is Drawing Criticism from Early Users appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 2, 2018

Blockchain Conferences Are the New Music Festivals

Cryptocurrency conferences provide a chance to absorb seminars, panel discussions, and keynote speeches from leading industry figures, and to conduct business face-to-face. At least that’s their official purpose. Unofficially, they’re an experiential extravaganza that puts some of the world’s most famous music festivals to shame. Also read: Japan’s GMO Upgrades Margin Services, Launches Wallet and In-Game BTC Rewards Crypto Conferences in 2018: Less Studying, More Partying There were moments at the Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit, held in Dubai on May 3-6, when you could have sworn you were at Burning Man. It wasn’t so much the appearance of Brock Pierce as star panelist, a man so enamored with Burning Man he actually got married there. Rather, it was the daily itinerary in which blockchain talks were squeezed in around networking events instead of vice-versa. “The most likely way to get me […]
June 2, 2018

Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Qtum Rising on Founder’s Future Focus

Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Qtum Rising on Founder’s Future Focus Crypto markets have remained sideways as we enter the weekend. There has been no momentum in either direction and the markets are holding steady for now at around the $330 billion mark. Bitcoin has done very little over the past 3-4 days and is floating… The post Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Qtum Rising on Founder’s Future Focus appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 2, 2018

Anthony Lusardi: Proof of Work (PoW) is Superior to PoS, dBFT, DPoS and other consensus Protocols: Ethereum Classic (ETC) Price Technical Analysis (June 2, 2018)

Anthony Lusardi: Proof of Work (PoW) is Superior to PoS, dBFT, DPoS and other consensus Protocols: Ethereum Classic (ETC) Price Technical Analysis (June 2, 2018) Ethereum Classic (ETC) is up one percent in the last 24 hours as I type this. Even though it is still a long way from catching up with ETH, chances are it… The post Anthony Lusardi: Proof of Work (PoW) is Superior to PoS, dBFT, DPoS and other consensus Protocols: Ethereum Classic (ETC) Price Technical Analysis (June 2, 2018) appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 2, 2018

Stellar Lumens, IOTA, Tron, Litecoin and EOS Price Technical Analysis (June 2, 2018)

Stellar Lumens, IOTA, Tron, Litecoin and EOS Price Technical Analysis (June 2, 2018) Besides Tron which is nose diving after prices broke below 5.5 cents main support, IOTA and Stellar Lumens are strong buy candidates. IOTA did get a boost with DNB ASA MoU while Stellar is technically a buy with no strong fundamentals to… The post Stellar Lumens, IOTA, Tron, Litecoin and EOS Price Technical Analysis (June 2, 2018) appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 2, 2018

Will 2019 Signal the Dawn of the Cryptocurrency Awakening?

In January 2019 – just six short months from now – blockchain technology will be a decade old. Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, released the Bitcoin code in January 2009. Since then, more than 1,600 other cryptocurrencies and several blockchain projects have emerged. One of the most significant questions that remain is when will this exciting emerging technology achieve mass adoption? Speculative Investments Giving Way to Real Cryptocurrency Utility Beneath the flurry of investment news that comes up every single day in the digital currency world, cryptos are still seen as a speculative investment. According to Zerion founder, Evgeny Yurtaev: There is a lack of use cases for cryptocurrencies apart from speculation. Even with ICOs, most investors seem to be searching for the next Bitcoin or Ethereum, that crypto asset whose price will increase dramatically. For cryptos to […]
June 2, 2018

Adult Film Star Brenna Sparks Discusses Transforming the Sex Industry With Bitcoin

This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the adult film star Brenna Sparks about how she’s been relentlessly promoting cryptocurrencies to her co-workers and peers throughout the sex industry. Sparks is a big believer in Bitcoin technology and thinks that someday in the future it will revolutionize the entire adult industry. Furthermore, Sparks is planning to film a few tutorials on how to use cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but with a catch — Brenna plans on filming the educational videos naked. We decided to chat with Brenna about cryptocurrencies so our readers can get an in-depth view of how digital currencies like Bitcoin could transform the sex industry from someone who has a close perspective on how these business models operate.     Also read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty Cryptocurrency Will Solve All of the Current Problems in the Adult Industry  […]
June 2, 2018

Beverage-Blockchain Stock Jumps, Loses Gains in Same Hour

A Chinese beverage-turned-blockchain company’s stock spiked today following the announcement of a “strategic transformation plan,” but with no long term gains
June 2, 2018

ASUS Releases Crypto-Mining Motherboard Supporting 20 GPUs

Altcoin mining has gained huge popularity over the past year as people use high-end GPUs to secure networks, and major computer part makers are taking notice, developing products for this emerging market. Now a manufacturer has released a motherboard that can support 20 GPUs. Better Hardware for Miners ASUS announced the H370 Mining Master earlier this week, boasting the ability to support a whopping 20 graphics cards. This motherboard is specifically built for cryptocurrency miners, and the design was done in a way that allows for much more efficient connectivity by letting USB riser cables plug directly into the PCB ports rather than PCIe. This motherboard aims to make maintenance on fickle GPU mining rigs much easier, as the company stated that this new format is much better than adding GPUs via PCIe. This motherboard also has drastic improvements to diagnostics, […]
June 2, 2018

Business Solutions Combining the Power of AI with Blockchain Are Streaming into the Market

The rush to combine the awesome power of blockchain technology with artificial intelligence (AI) continues to gain momentum, disrupting every industry. For example, DeepBrain Chain combines AI with Bitcoin’s blockchain technology to help AI enterprises save up to 70 percent of their computing power costs. In parallel, innovative financial enterprises, such as TradeConnect, are using machine learning (ML) and blockchain to better understand the financial markets. Servers Optimized for AI Computing and Cryptocurrency Mining DeepBrain Chain announced pre-order of its DBC AIM machines on May 18, 2018. After just a couple of weeks, on June 1, DeepBrain Chain claimed that it had already received reservations worth over USD 100 million. DeepBrain Chain AIM machines are intended to perform for AI computing and DBC mining purposes. According to a June 1 press release, The launch of ‘DBC AIM’ represents an important […]
June 2, 2018

Estonia Rolls Back Its Plan to Issue National Digital Currency

Estonia has canceled its plans to issue a national cryptocurrency after criticism from the European Central Bank
June 2, 2018

Tokenization Use Case: Publisher Protection

In the context of large-scale monetary disputes, the ad-blocking phenomenon has grown into a brutal panic mixed with malevolence and bias, producing an uncomfortable business space for many honest publishers. With this report, we try to resituate the ad-blocking phenomenon not as a user rebellion against the mothership of the “paid by ads free web”, but as one episode in a much larger cultural quarrel that promises a healthy evolution to improve content quality and accessibility. As an arms race of blockers versus anti-blockers and versus the limited prospects of anti-anti-blockers promises for all sides, we consider the modernisation of the middle player — anti-blockers (or publisher protection) business so it becomes a hybrid with a tokenized data management platform (DMP). We offer to exchange this wasteful battle for a mutually beneficial, proactive, token-based commerce for consumers, publishers, and DMPs. Business Context Problems […]
June 2, 2018

Sprinkling Blockchain on Meeker’s Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report was strange and delightful. If you haven’t seen the nearly 300-slide summary of the internet as we know it, here it is. My reactions — from a human and blockchain context — below. Appetizer: I can smell your fear At points, the report became a brazen defense of the internet: The internet is good (slide 30) We like the internet (slide 17) We go hard (slide 40) We make more jobs than we take…right? (slide 153) Maybe privacy infringement ain’t so bad after all? (slide 31) At other points, the report was less resolved in the legitimacy of this internet thing: “How much = too much?” (slide 12) Have we failed to anticipate the unintended consequences of our platforms? (slide 34) And then there’s this Trump-ed up Sand Hill Road Anthem… Sprinkling Blockchain on Meeker’s Internet Trends Report was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people […]
June 2, 2018

Reasons why you should participate in ICOs

Reasons why you should participate in ICOs was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 2, 2018

18/05/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere

by BlockEx 18/05/2018: 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.
June 2, 2018

Early Bitcoin Developer Recounts “Weird” Interactions with Satoshi

Laszlo Hanyecz, a developer who worked on bitcoin as early as 2010, has discussed his interaction with the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. Mr. Hanyecz describes his dealings with Satoshi as having been “kind of weird.” Also Read: Moon Missions and Custom Wallets: Bitcoin Community Celebrates Pizza Day Early BTC Developer Discusses Email Exchanges with Satoshi Mr. Hanyecz, a programmer known in the bitcoin world for paying a man from Bitcointalk.org 10,000 BTC to order him two pizzas from Papa John’s in 2010, discussed his personal interactions with Satoshi Nakamoto in a recent interview. After mining bitcoins on his laptop for some time, Mr. Hanyecz reached out to Satoshi to express his desire to contribute to the development of bitcoin. “I thought bitcoin was awesome, and I wanted to be involved, but I had a regular developing job,” Hanyecz said. […]
June 2, 2018

Finland Expects Thousands of Crypto Traders to Pay Taxes

Finnish authorities have identified individuals who earned income on cryptocurrencies but failed to pay the taxes. As the regulators say, there are over 3,000 such people and in total their… Continue reading “Finland Expects Thousands of Crypto Traders to Pay Taxes” The post Finland Expects Thousands of Crypto Traders to Pay Taxes appeared first on .
June 2, 2018

New York State Legislature Proposes Creation of Cryptocurrency Task Force

The New York state legislature has proposed establishing a crypto task force to study the potential impact of the use of digital currencies on financial markets
June 2, 2018

EOSIO Released: 5 Things to Know about the Latest Blockchain

Block.one, the company responsible for building the EOSIO  blockchain, has officially released version 1.0 of its open source EOSIO software.  Despite rumors of a delay, the Company published its software according to the previously set deadline of Saturday, June 2, 2018 (UTC). There is a lot of confusion around the release of EOSIO v1.0 and the upcoming mainnet […] The post EOSIO Released: 5 Things to Know about the Latest Blockchain appeared first on Blockchain Beach | Blockchain News and Events.