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.
June 2, 2018

EOS About to Secure a Record $4 Bln in Year-Long ICO

The EOS ICO is almost over, raising more than double that of Telegram in the biggest crowdsale so far
June 1, 2018

How to Fight Cryptocurrency Cults

When I first got into bitcoin, I tried to imagine what could go wrong and could never really think of anything. I never thought that it would turn into a cult. In retrospect, it should have been obvious. Bitcoin is an imaginary good. Thus, it is vulnerable to mind-control. Also read: Bitcoin Developers Must Do What Investors Want, Long-Term or Short The Makings of the Cult Mentality The essence of a cult is a group of incompetent, dysfunctional people who are trying to trick you into treating them like they’re important. People in the cult have completely fallen for the trick and believe that the cult is so important that they must never stop paying attention. They believe they are important by virtue of their connection to the cult. That is what keeps them in. If they were to leave, they […]
June 1, 2018

Why Invest in NGC?

NAGA is a platform designed to usher in the next wave of financial evolution by affording users the ability to invest in and manage a wide range of financial instruments and assets — including digital assets, cryptocurrencies, stocks, and more. At the heart of the NAGA Ecosystem is the NAGA COIN (NGC). Here’s why NGC may be a good addition to your portfolio. NAGA provides the best of both the traditional and cryptocurrency markets by utilizing blockchain technology to offer a decentralized ecosystem where traders and investors may make the most informed, best, and smoothest decisions. It has been successfully constructed in a way which makes access to financial instruments easy for both new investors and the most hardcore day traders. At the heart of the ecosystem is the NAGA COIN (NGC), a cryptocurrency token which provides so much more […]
June 1, 2018

Maecenas and Dadiani Launch World’s First Art Auction in Cryptocurrency

Maecenas and Dadiani Launch World’s First Art Auction in Cryptocurrency Multi-million-dollar masterpiece to be publicly auctioned; broadening art ownership and developing the global art market LONDON – Dadiani Syndicate, the first fine art gallery in the UK to accept cryptocurrency payments, and Maecenas Fine Art, a blockchain platform that democratises access to Fine Art, today… The post Maecenas and Dadiani Launch World’s First Art Auction in Cryptocurrency appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 1, 2018

Singapore Startup Secures $12.3 Bln in Assets on Blockchain Platform

A Singapore-based crypto-finance company FUSION has secured $12.3 bln in financial assets on their blockchain-based platform
June 1, 2018

ICOs ‘All Scams Until Proven Otherwise,’ Says BitTorrent Creator

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has become the latest high-profile cryptocurrency industry figure to urge explicit caution over all ICOs. Cohen: No Need For ‘Benefit Of The Doubt’ In comments on social media, Cohen, who stopped short of criticizing the ICO crowdfunding model itself, implied industry journalists in particular should not involve trust when rating an investment opportunity. “As a journalist you shouldn’t give any ICO the benefit of the doubt that they’re a ‘good project,’” he wrote on Twitter. “Appropriate bayesian priors are that they’re all scams until proven otherwise.” His comments echo those of Bobby Lee, CEO of Chinese cryptocurrency exchange BTCC, who this week described ICOs as being “95% database projects.” The choice of vocabulary feeds into a wider topic of debate within cryptocurrency in recent months, which has seen both Bitcoin educators and developers criticize Blockchain projects, […]
June 1, 2018

Should the SEC Have Shut Down the Titanium ICO Sooner?

The initial coin offering industry is still under a lot of scrutiny by the SEC as of right now. That is only normal, as a fair few projects have violated securities laws or defrauded investors. The Titanium ICO is a perfect example of such a nefarious project, although some people feel the SEC should have shut it down a lot sooner than it did. The Titanium ICO Raised Many Questions When people found out about the Titanium ICO, there was a fair bit of excitement surrounding this project. Known as Titanium Blockchain, the company tried to offer a unique project in exchange for people’s contributions. Although hosting an initial coin offering is the cool thing to do these days, not all of those projects are created equal. Indeed, there have been a lot of rumors regarding the Titanium ICO defrauding investors. […]
June 1, 2018

Anonymous Bitcoin’s ‘ANON’: Advisor, Whitepaper, Summer Roadmap Unveiled

Together we are ANON. The ANON team has spent endless hours attending and networking at conferences from Miami to New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, with Tokyo, Seoul, and Paris still remaining this summer. The development team has met with developers from the most notorious privacy coins and continues to be ahead of schedule for our September 10th fork date. If they remain ahead of schedule ANON will proudly announce one of the first deadlines in cryptocurrency history that will be moved forward. Today ANON is excited to share our whitepaper which can be seen on our website: Anonymousbitcoin.io A few major highlights from our whitepaper include: All ANON unclaimed by January 1st, 2019 will be burned. This will dramatically reduce the circulating supply associated with unaware individuals, exchanges, along with “Satoshi” and “Mt. Gox” wallets. ANON will be provided in […]
June 1, 2018

6 principles for designing blockchain apps for non-technical users

A case study using one of the Consensus ’18 hackathon-winning dApps 6 principles for designing blockchain apps for non-technical users was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 1, 2018

Huobi Expected to Enter Brazilian Cryptocurrency Market

The third largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Huobi, appears poised to enter the Brazilian market – with local reports indicating that the company has established an office in São Paulo, in addition to seeking to hire local talent. The interest in Brazil’s market comes at a time of peak interest in cryptocurrency among Brazilian citizens, according to reports. Also Read: India Rejects Venezuelan Crypto Despite 30% Discount Huobi Expected to Enter Brazilian Cryptocurrency Markets Local media is speculating that Huobi, the third largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume, is readying itself to discreetly enter Brazil’s virtual currency markets. The speculation appears to be informed by multiple events, including accounts that Huobi representatives were witnessed handing out business cards during the recent “Bitconf VI São Paulo” conference. The company has also been in contact with notable figures in Brazil’s cryptocurrency sector and […]
June 1, 2018

Revolutionary Cryptocurrency Payment Service Platform SoPay Launches Crowdfunding Sale on the LEEKICO Platform

Sydney, Australia May 31st, 2018 –  SoPay, a project aiming to develop a fast, private and easy-to-use digital currency payment platform, announced its much anticipated token sale will start on May 29, 2018, and end on June 3, 2018. The sale is managed on the LEEKICO platform and expects to collect a total of ETH 10,000. More information about the sale is available on the LEEKICO platform. SoPay is a digital currency payment platform similar to Alipay which provides convenient, rapid, and secure payment service, but for cryptocurrencies. With the SoPay APP, users can recharge, transfer and withdraw their assets simply by entering their 6-digit password with no requirement for storing a private key. Each transaction is validated within one second before it is credited to the account and does not require any service charges. Adding to the convenience, users […]
June 1, 2018

TRON Launches Mainnet, Price Declines

In a call for independence, TRON (TRX) launched its long-awaited mainnet. Odyssey 2.0, as the project is called, was announced on May 31st at 12 a.m. UTC. Despite what is supposed to be a game-changing event in the project’s path, altering its existence for good, the price of its native cryptocurrency marked a decline.   Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, announced the launch of the project’s mainnet in what seemed like a very celebratory tweet: #TRX $TRX #TRONSR A beginning of a new era. A CALL FOR INDEPENDENCE: #TRON main net Odyssey-v2.0 just released. Please join #TRON in @github and download Odyssey V2.0. https://t.co/f2V1wccQqk — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) May 31, 2018 The event followed a massive airdrop, held earlier in May as a token of appreciation of Ethereum’s community and a symbolic farewell before TRON’s Independence Day. TRON Main […]
June 1, 2018

BitBay Migrates to Malta to Continue Offering Cryptocurrency Exchange Services

Various cryptocurrency companies have made the move to Europe in the past few months. This is not entirely surprising, as Europe has a relatively open mind when it comes to cryptocurrencies and blockchains. BitBay, the Polish exchange, is now moving to Malta. Another Company Moves to Malta It has become apparent that Malta is the go-to place to set up a cryptocurrency company office. Various firms have made the move in the past few months, and it seems this momentum will not be slowing down anytime soon. That is a positive trend, as Europe has been far too quiet on the cryptocurrency front over the past few years. The ‘exodus to Malta’ trend suddenly got a lot of attention when Binance announced that it wanted to set up shop in this particular country. While that was good news for the exchange itself, Binance also made it […]
June 1, 2018

Québec Reverses Ban On Selling Power To Cryptocurrency Mining Companies

Not wanting to miss the crypto boat, Québec’s government decided to resume selling power to crypto mining companies ahead of schedule.
June 1, 2018

‘Estcoin’ Is Not A National Cryptocurrency, At Least Not Anymore

It was all a dream. After drawing rebukes from banking authorities, including the ECB president and Estonian central bank governor, Estcoin appears dead in the water.
June 1, 2018

Bitcoin Gets First Lightning Network Wallet App on Android

The first Bitcoin wallet featuring full Lightning Network support went live on Google Play May 31 in a further milestone for the technology. Lightning Payments Meet Android The release, called simply Lightning Wallet, incorporates a fully operational Lightning node, providing for both on-chain Bitcoin and off-chain Lightning Network transactions. Users will be able to take advantage of the increasingly well-populated network, benefits including near-instant sending and receiving of Bitcoin via dedicated channels for fees of less than one satoshi ($0.0000755141) – Bitcoin’s smallest unit. The app has received six positive 5-star user reviews so far.  “It is crucial to understand that Lightning Wallet is a completely standalone app, it is not a thin client to some centralized service,” the wallet’s description to potential users reads. This most importantly means that your money is stored right on your phone and nowhere […]
June 1, 2018

South Korean Supreme Court Labels Cryptocurrencies Assets with Measurable Value

A lot of intriguing developments are taking place in South Korea. It recently became apparent that the government would revise its existing regulations, although no one knew for sure how things would play out. On Wednesday, the South Korean Supreme Court recognized Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as assets. Another Plot Twist in South Korea No one will deny the global impact South Korea has had on the cryptocurrency trading industry. Its exchanges are the main reason why so many cryptocurrencies saw a massive spike in value in late 2017 and early 2018. That party came to an abrupt end when the government decided to introduce some regulatory measures which spooked a fair few traders. Due to this legal uncertainty, the future of cryptocurrency in South Korea has remained in question for some time now. While officials are looking for different ways to bring more legitimacy to this […]
June 1, 2018

Ethereum Blockchain Surpasses 35 Million Addresses

In the world of cryptocurrency, growth can be rather difficult to achieve these days. For Ethereum, that is far less of a problem compared to some other currencies. In fact, an important milestone has just been reached, as there are now over 35 million unique Ethereum addresses on the blockchain. Another Milestone for Ethereum While there are a lot of interesting developments in the world of cryptocurrency, it remains a rather niche market. In fact, one could argue there isn’t much interest in this particular industry these days, despite the amount of money that’s been made in it. Even so, there are some interesting developments taking place in the Ethereum ecosystem these days. In particular, it seems a lot of new Ethereum addresses have been created in the past few months. There are now over 35 million unique Ethereum addresses, which is a rather interesting development […]
June 1, 2018

The Top Ten Altcoin Markets of 2014 – How Are They Faring Now?

With the number of altcoins listed on Coinmarketcap reaching 1,640 as of this writing, the question begs – how will all of these altcoin markets perform in the long term? When looking back four years at a historic snapshot of the leading markets from June 1st, 2014, one can see that only two of the top ten altcoins have retained their position in the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization today. Additionally, only two markets have gained value over both fiat and BTC pairings, whilst four markets have lost value against both USD and BTC. Also Read: New Binance Listings Are Losing Their Luster The Cryptocurrency Markets Four Years Ago At the time of the snapshot, the altcoin sphere was early in its development – with six of the ten cryptocurrency markets by capitalization then being less than 12 months old. […]
June 1, 2018

Relatively Unknown Platform VRPorn now Accepts Litecoin Payments

Getting more companies and service providers to accept cryptocurrency remains a big problem. While there are many benefits to Bitcoin and select altcoins, most platforms will not take this gamble. It is all the more surprising to see a platform such as VRPorn embrace Litecoin all of a sudden. Most people will not have heard of the VRporn platform. That isn’t exactly surprising, as adult content and VR remains a relatively new industry. At the same time, there will be individuals who question the legitimacy of this platform. Only time will tell whether or not VRPorn can be trusted in this regard. A Positive Development for Litecoin Even so, the important part is the company’s acceptance of Litecoin. Although LTC is a prominent cryptocurrency, it’s not necessarily at  a company’s top of the list. In a way, this is a […]
June 1, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA: Price Analysis, June 01

Time to buy, while ‘it’s still cheap’? 🤔 Check our latest price analysis to find out
June 1, 2018

Crypto Candy? Expect Free Giveaways When the EOS Blockchain Launches

Airdrops are well established idea here at the launch of the EOS mainnet, so its startups are way ahead of being the first to give free tokens away.
June 1, 2018

Crypto platform ORCA secures SEPA bank partnership with MisterTango

EU based open bank platform ORCA has announced the signing of a partnership with Lithuanian e-money institution MisterTango, marking its first step into the world of payment processing. Crypto platform ORCA secures SEPA bank partnership with MisterTango
June 1, 2018

BlockApps releases smart contract protocol for enterprise governance

BlockApps today announced the release of a smart contract-based permissioning standard for private enterprise Ethereum blockchain customers. One of the biggest challenges for consortiums adopting blockchain is the ability to add and manage new members in a decentralized manner. BlockApps releases smart contract protocol for enterprise governance
June 1, 2018

Blockchain Media Company Acquires the Beyond Bitcoin Documentary at Cannes Film Festival

During the Cannes film festival, a blockchain media company announced it will broadcast the Beyond Bitcoin documentary via its streaming platform #SPONSORED
June 1, 2018

TRON Mainnet Launch Has Cryptocurrency Community Excited

A big change has come to the TRON ecosystem. After many months of preparation, the project’s mainnet was scheduled to go live yesterday. Assuming this launch is successful, it will also mark the transition from an ERC20-based token to a currency issued on the native TRON blockchain. A Big Day for TRON It has been coming for quite some time now, but TRON is finally getting its mainnet launch. Although this is a major development for the project as a whole, it will be interesting to see if this technology can live up to people’s expectations. Known as Odyssey 2.0, the TRON blockchain is the first step toward making this project completely independent. This also means the TRX token which people have grown accustomed to will be converted to the mainnet currency in the coming weeks. That exchange of tokens will be facilitated by most […]
June 1, 2018

Japan: Financial Watchdog Probes Crypto Exchanges Over AML Compliance

Japan’s financial watchdog has ordered multiple licensed crypto exchanges to improve their systems in order to satisfy anti-money-laundering requirements
June 1, 2018

Ex-Thomson Reuters Senior Executive Joins Blockchain KYC Startup

A Canadian blockchain company has hired the former head of Thomson Reuters’ risk intelligence and financial crime screening platform
June 1, 2018

Netherlands’ Land Registry to Test Blockchain Solution for Real Estate

The Netherlands’ Land Registry is testing blockchain and expects to integrate the technology into the property sphere “within one to three years”
June 1, 2018

Another Huge Prize Falls at BitStarz, Lucky Player Scoops $265,000 Win!

Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Another huge prize falls at BitStarz, lucky player scoops $265,000 win! 2018 has been an all-action year so far at BitStarz, as players are scooping up big wins every few weeks. Keeping this unbelievable trend going, one lucky player has picked up a whopping $265,000 payout by spinning the reels of Caishen’s Fortune slot! IGT has a game selection that doesn’t stop short when it comes to big-time fun, which is why you’ll find the developer’s best titles at BitStarz. Looking at games that carry a Far East flavor, Caishen’s Fortune is the pick of the bunch. Featuring explosive reels and an unforgettable free spins bonus round, this is one online slots game that knows exactly how to bring the ways of Ancient China to life on the reels. Given that it delivers all thrills, all […]
June 1, 2018

Enthusiasts Build a Cryptocurrency Node Cluster with Raspberry Pis

One of the more interesting aspects of the cryptocurrency industry is that all coins require a network of nodes to keep the ecosystem healthy. Running a node can be done in many ways. One team has deployed a bunch of Raspberry Pis to create a cryptocurrency node cluster. Node Clusters in the Cryptocurrency World Although it is not exactly groundbreaking to use a Raspberry Pi to set up a cryptocurrency node, this particular project has attracted a lot of attention. As most people are aware, there is a growing need for more decentralized nodes when it comes to any cryptocurrency. A lot of users and companies prefer to set up nodes on centralized servers, mainly because it is a lot more convenient to do so. Setting up a cluster of nodes would, in theory, require a fair few computers to do all of the heavy […]
June 1, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Drops to $7,400

Bitcoin has fallen by $100 since yesterday, and is now trading for just over $7,400. Many analysts claim that bitcoin’s long-term effects will take it to new highs, though a bull run doesn’t lie in the coin’s immediate future. For now, the coin doesn’t appear capable of jumping beyond the $8,000 mark. According to one source, bitcoin is having trouble moving beyond $7,500. A recent sell-off that ultimately “ran out of steam” brought the currency down to $7,270 during the early morning hours, though a later rally brought the currency up to its present $7,400 position. This source suggests the $200 rise in question is a sign that the bulls are once again taking control. It also says that bitcoin could potentially reach as high as $7,800 early next week, but would have to strike $7,700 by Sunday to test […]
June 1, 2018

Meet Cryptocribs a Rental Service That Aims to Decentralize Airbnb

Airbnb is one of the most popular online property rental businesses in the world, but unfortunately they don’t accept cryptocurrencies. Now there’s a new startup called Cryptocribs that provides a peer-to-peer short-term rental system that utilizes digital assets like bitcoin cash and ethereum for payments. Also Read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty Cryptocribs: A Cryptocurrency-based Airbnb There’s a new web portal called Cryptocribs that allows travelers to pay in bitcoin core (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) or Ethereum (ETH) for short-term apartment and loft rentals. The startup has said it also plans to integrate monero in the future. Cryptocribs is similar to Airbnb but wants to be a home for all the crypto nomads and perpetual travelers around the world. The Cryptocribs business model was created by Erasmus Elsner, a student from UC Berkeley in California. So far Cryptocribs has been seeing […]
June 1, 2018

PR: True Flip Strengthens Business by Obtaining the Curaçao Gaming License

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. Blockchain Games N.V. (Curaçao, operates Trueflip.io) has been granted a permit by the Government of Curaçao to work under License No. 8048/JAZ. 28th May 2018 – Curaçao True Flip, a blockchain fair games developer and operator, has verified its compliance with the strict standards of the international iGaming market by obtaining a Curaçao Gaming License. The advantages of the Curaçao Gaming License will be used to support the platform’s rapid growth. In addition to the ability to accept fiat payments in separate jurisdictions, the license offers the developer numerous legal permits in the field of […]
June 1, 2018

OpenBazaar Struggles with Bitcoin Fees, CyberMiles Launches Crypto-Only Marketplace with Zero Transaction Fees

Washington Sanchez, co-founder of the well-known decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar, recently expressed his frustration over the high fees associated with Bitcoin (BTC) transactions. On May 4, Sanchez tweeted, “I personally wasted so much time in the Bitcoin scaling civil war that I could have used designing/building dapps and opening up OpenBazaar to multiple currencies. Instead, we had to wait for fees [in BTC] to cripple any consumer usage before we woke up.” Since 2014, OpenBazaar has been accepting Bitcoin payments, which have made up the majority of its transactions. Yet due to high transaction fees and wait times, the e-commerce website that was one of the first to accept cryptocurrency is looking to support a wider range of cryptocurrencies optimized for e-commerce. Whereas OpenBazaar plans to emphasize alternative cryptocurrency payments, the leading e-commerce blockchain protocol, CyberMiles, has announced the launch of an online […]
June 1, 2018

Huobi Partners on $93 Million China-South Korea Blockchain Fund

Crypto exchange Huobi has teamed up with NewMargin Capital and Kiwoom Securities to launch a blockchain fund focused on China and South Korea.
June 1, 2018

New Binance Listings Are Losing Their Luster

As one of the most liquid and globally accessible exchanges, Binance wields a lot of power. Listings are a big deal to cryptocurrency teams, representing a validation of their coin, and they’re also a big deal to investors, who can profit off the price boost that invariably ensues. Lately though, those pumps have been diminishing due to trader fatigue exacerbated by an increase in frequency of new listings. Also read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty The Unbouncing of Binance While any new coin added to Binance can expect an immediate jump in price, the extent of the Binance bounce appears to be waning. It’s common practice for Binance to commence trading four hours after announcing a new listing. Up until recently, a coin could expect to soar in price off the news and then keep rising for hours […]
June 1, 2018

Visa Card Payments Failing in UK, Europe, Highlighting Need for Decentralized Options

The Visa card payment network is down across UK and Europe, highlighting the need for decentralized options like Bitcoin, which has been functional 99.99% of time since 2009
June 1, 2018

New York Legislature Proposes Establishment Of Digital Currency Taskforce

The New York legislature is considering a bill that would establish a taskforce to study and make recommendations regarding crypto and other digital currencies. This action follows the New York Attorney General creating the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative and a slow rollout of the BitLicense.
June 1, 2018

Gemini Raises Trading Fees for no Apparent Reason

It appears more controversy is on the horizon in the cryptocurrency sphere. Gemini, a popular institutional exchange, has decided to raise its trading fees. That is not to the liking of most users, for rather obvious reasons.  The reasoning behind this decision is rather unclear, but it creates some bad blood. Gemini is a prominent cryptocurrency trading platform. Albeit not designed to appease regular consumers, the company is still pretty appealing to bigger investors.  Even so, this trading platform has to revise its strategy sooner or later. As such, the platform now uses 1% trading fees for specific users. Anyone who trades a volume of less than 50 ETH per month will face this new structure. A Strange Decision by Gemini A lot of people are not happy with this decision. Higher trading fees are never a good way to […]
June 1, 2018

Trezor & Binance: Critical Updates on EOS Mainnet Token Swap

Binance has provided an update in regards to the upcoming EOS Mainnet Token Swap.  Don’t Miss the Deadline The team at Binance has communicated directly with the EOS team and has since confirmed that the EOS ERC20 Token Network will freeze at 9:59:59 PM UTC on June 2nd. According to an official announcement, Binance will reopen EOS deposits until 4:00 PM UTC on June 2nd. After that time, the popular exchange “will suspend deposits again and process the EOS Mainnet Swap as previously announced.” Though questions are still being asked on social media regarding whether or not Binance will support the EOS Mainnet Token Swap, the international multi-language cryptocurrency exchange confirmed its support three months ago, writing: Binance would like to confirm that we will support the EOS MainNet Token Swap. We will handle all technical requirements involved for all users holding EOS. […]
June 1, 2018

One of Europe’s Most Energy-Efficient Data Centers Tests BTC, ETH Mining

Dutch data center ITB2 – one of most energy-efficient in Europe – opens crypto mining lab for BTC and ETH
June 1, 2018

01/06/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere

by BlockEx 01/06/2018: 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 1, 2018

NEO based Switcheo Exchange completes integration of Ledger devices

Switcheo, the recently launched NEO based decentralized exchange today announced finishing integration with Ledger hardware wallet devices (such as the Nano S). They reported that internal tests currently show no outstanding issues on both TestNet and MainNet. NEO based Switcheo Exchange completes integration of Ledger devices
June 1, 2018

First “KYC Token” Enters Exchange

In response to ongoing regulation improvement in the blockchain industry, Blockpass is offering a universal KYC platform for both users and services. It has already released an app for iOS and Android and has attracted several major partners. Blockpass will also issue its own PASS token, claiming that it will be the first “KYC token”. The company announced its collaboration with the BlockEx cryptoexchange, which will organize the first distribution event of the PASS token starting on May 31. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article An ever-growing number of ICOs and the evolution of blockchain-based financial services has increased interest in identity solutions. Most users of blockchain services are familiar with the “Know Your Customer” (KYC) procedure to authenticate identity. Since KYC is usually made up of individual user services, it often lacks convenience and security. However, the blockchain industry […]
June 1, 2018

Bitcoincashers.org a New Web Resource Dedicated to Bitcoin Cash

The Bitcoin Cash Fund has launched a new web portal that’s focused on educating the masses about the many benefits of Bitcoin Cash. The new website Bitcoincashers.org plans to bring “everything Bitcoin Cash under one roof” showcasing the cryptocurrency as a fast and reliable payment method. Also read: Brisbane International is Now the World’s First Crypto-Friendly Airport Bitcoincashers.org Aims to Help Consumers and Businesses Learn to Use Bitcoin Cash Anytime The Bitcoin Cash Fund (BCF) wants to accelerate the adoption of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and its new website Bitcoincashers.org plans to solidify this philosophy. The BCF organization explains that the new web portal aims to educate businesses and individuals worldwide, not only on how the cryptocurrency works, but the site will explain how people can use the decentralized asset every day. Moreover, BCF details that the website will also be a […]
June 1, 2018

From former US Presidents to Oprah: 7 Outstanding Hiring Philosophies from World-Wide Known Leaders

From former US Presidents to Oprah: 7 Outstanding Hiring Philosophies from World-Wide Known Leaders was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 1, 2018

TRON Price: Negative Momentum Shouldn’t Cause Major Changes

As was to be expected, things have taken a turn for the worse across all cryptocurrency markets. After a few days of positive momentum, it seems all gains will be erased in the near future. So far, the TRON price is noting the biggest loss in the past 24 hours, albeit it remains to be seen how all of this will evolve in the coming hours. TRON Price Takes a Small Dump After so many years of watching cryptocurrency charts, most experts won’t be too surprised to see the momentum turn against all currencies again. Although some of them are still in the green as of right now, there is a lot of bearish pressure on all markets. The TRON price is no exception in this regard, as it has lost nearly 5% in the past 24 hours. To put […]
June 1, 2018

The UK Clamps Down on Cryptocurrency Operations

We’re used to hearing about regulation by now. But most of the news that makes the headlines comes from the United States SEC and its latest statements or subpoenas. However, it seems that the United Kingdom is following suit. The country’s financial regulator and markets watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), says there are now 24 pending investigations into cryptocurrencies, according to Citywire. Regulatory Action Could be Taken The FCA confirmed that it has looked into at least seven whistle-blower reports regarding cryptocurrency operations so far this year. The aim is to assess whether or not these companies are engaged in regulated activities without the necessary authorization to do so. If its findings prove affirmative, action will likely be taken and will depend on the severity of each case. Just like the SEC, the FCA is designed to protect consumer interests. As such, the probe will begin […]
June 1, 2018

Non-Profit Befund Service Platform Attracts International Attention from Top Capital Fund Companies

The Befund service platform has drawn a lot of interest lately from international financial experts and capital funds businesses, with key organizations jumping on board as initial backers and partners. The impressive list of partners supporting and advising the company already suggests that Befund is addressing a crucial need in the nascent cryptocurrency trading sector. The Singapore-based non-profit, which recently launched its own ICO on May 16, was designed to guide cryptocurrency trading enthusiasts who don’t necessarily have full financial market literacy. Befund also provides a decentralized solution for financial industry experts to deliver their insights to potential clients. The platform itself was developed by a team of financial, legal, and technology professionals who recognized that cryptocurrency trading enthusiasts require a reliable way to access sound analyses about the crypto market from seasoned professionals. The team behind Befund quickly gained […]
June 1, 2018

Sorry Bittrex, But I’m Leaving You for Binance

It breaks my heart to leave my favorite exchange, but all good things must come to an end as Bittrex is wading right into regulated waters.  [Note: This is an op-ed] Will Bittrex Users Get ‘Poloniex’d’? Bittrex, you’re such a great exchange as you’ve never given me any real problems. Sure, your withdrawal limits (without ID verification) are small. Yeah, your fees were a bit high. But you’ve always been there for me when I needed you. I even like your new redesign, and I especially enjoyed our night mode together. Alright, I’ll stop with the lovelorn analogies here and get right to it. All users should be aware that Bittrex is currently registered in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. At first, this may not seem like a big issue. However, this is the exact same state where another […]
June 1, 2018

What Is FundRequest Cryptocurrency?

Open source programs have become a vital part of the organizational framework of many business ventures across the globe. However, with increasing interest in this technological domain, a whole new set of growing pains have come to light. For example, open source platforms present a severe lack of incentives for developers, thereby rendering many projects inactive within a short span of time. FundRequest is an all-new venture that has been designed to fund open source issues on any project, irrespective of the programming language that has been used to develop it.   The platform makes use of a blockchain-driven framework as well as smart contracts to provide users with all of the necessary tools to foster an open source development community. Through the deployment of smart contracts, conflicts between the participating actors can be resolved without any third-party interference. This not only increases efficiency […]
June 1, 2018

5 Altcoins That Are Trending Right Now

2017 was truly the year of cryptocurrencies given that almost all of them set new records that they are yet to cross again. Unfortunately, towards the end of the year,… Continue reading “5 Altcoins That Are Trending Right Now” The post 5 Altcoins That Are Trending Right Now appeared first on .
June 1, 2018

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange soft launches with pre-selected clients

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), the new institutional-grade token sale platform and digital asset exchange today announced its digital asset exchange soft launch, which will see 300 retail account holders, as well as a select number of institutional participants introduced to the platform. Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange soft launches with pre-selected clients
June 1, 2018

AI Trader – Disrupting the Artificial Intelligence Crypto Trading Ecosystem

Cryptocurrency trading is a sure-fire way of joining the digital currency industry, yet at this time, many people do not have the time and expertise required for the market. This represents the main reason why AI-powered trading platforms are becoming more popular. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article AI Trader represents a newly-launched platform, developed by one of the top five GPU mining companies in the world. The ecosystem has been designed to disrupt the fundamentals of autonomous crypto trading, while also offering users simplicity and stunning results. To put things better into perspective, the AI Trader Application is backed by the knowledge and experience of numerous traders from established financial firms such as Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, alongside next-level machine learning and artificial intelligence systems. With this in mind, the platform enables users to overcome personal emotions and […]
June 1, 2018

Japan’s GMO Upgrades Margin Services, Launches Wallet and In-Game BTC Rewards

Japanese giant GMO Internet has made several announcements over the last two days. The first is the addition of four cryptocurrencies to its crypto exchange margin services. The second is the launch of the GMO crypto wallet for both iOS and Android platforms. The third is the launch of Cryptochips, which enables the distribution of crypto rewards within participating game apps. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Upgrading Margin Services GMO Coin, the cryptocurrency exchange subsidiary of GMO Internet, has added four cryptocurrencies to its margin trading services. From Wednesday, May 30, customers can start trading “ETH/JPY, BCH/JPY, LTC/JPY, [and] XRP/JPY” in addition to the existing BTC/JPY offering on the exchange’s cryptocurrency FX platform used for leveraged trading. For BTC/JPY, the exchange offers 5x and 10x leverages. For the four new pairs, the exchange only offers 5x […]
June 1, 2018

Bittrex Will Now Be Able to Offer Cryptocurrencies for US Dollars

Bittrex is one of the most important virtual currencies in the market, but it did not offer the possibilities to clients to purchase cryptocurrencies with US dollars. It has always… Continue reading “Bittrex Will Now Be Able to Offer Cryptocurrencies for US Dollars” The post Bittrex Will Now Be Able to Offer Cryptocurrencies for US Dollars appeared first on .
June 1, 2018

Up 24%: Bytecoin Only Gainer In Bad Month for Big Cryptos

While most top-25 cryptocurrencies took a hit last month, lesser-known cryptocurrency bytecoin scored decent gains.
June 1, 2018

Fundstrat: Bitcoin Recovery Underway, ‘Setup is Very Attractive’

After threatening to fall through the floor, Bitcoin has seemingly found support above $7,000 — leading Fundstrat Global Advisors to claim a market rally is already underway.  ‘It’s Going to Start a Recovery Process Here’ Yesterday, the head of technical strategy at Fundstrat Global Advisors — an independent research boutique which provides market strategy and sector research — announced his company’s belief that Bitcoin is bottoming. Robert Sluymer told CNBC’s Futures Now: When we step back, we see the first phase starting to happen. We think Bitcoin is starting to bottom off some very key support around $7,000 and we think it’s going to start a recovery process here. Sluymer’s statements come after the first and foremost cryptocurrency has found support at key support levels around the psychologically-significant level of $7,000 multiple times. In each instance, Bitcoin went on to recover […]
June 1, 2018

DataBroker DAO Updates on ‘Smart Islands’ Talks, as Token Event Closes in

DataBroker DAO is a blockchain solution for the Internet of Things (IoT), the market value in this industry is expected to soar by the end of 2019, with the estimated worth of sensor data at that point being USD 1.2 Trillion. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article As most of the industry in this space are using decentralized systems dominating the market, and the majority of IoT sensor data being locked away, around USD 120 Billion worth of “sought for others” data generated will also be locked away. More Than Just Money Blockchain-based platform DataBroker DAO is set on disrupting the IoT industry and creating a remedy that goes far beyond just unlocking a financial figure. The platform will give users the ability to improve the quality of the sensor data, allow public or private entities to monetize their data […]
June 1, 2018

Binance Reveals Plan for $1 Billion Blockchain Startup Fund

Binance has announced it is launching a $1 billion “Social Impact Fund” to foster the growth of startups in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.
June 1, 2018

GMO Launches Mobile App That Lets Gamers Earn Bitcoin

Japan’s GMO Internet Group has developed a new mobile app that aims to introduce the public to bitcoin simply by playing games.