January 2, 2018

Crypto Market Sets New High as Bitcoin Dominance Drops to Historic Low

The cryptocurrency market sets all-time-high above $660 billion while bitcoin dominance dropped to its historic low.
January 2, 2018

Bitcoin Posts Lowest Ever 36% Market Cap Share As Ethereum Steals Limelight

Bitcoin’s overall market cap share dropped to a record low of 35.8% Tuesday as lackluster growth gave altcoins a major advantage. Ethereum Advances Hook Investors Despite recovering above $14,000, Bitcoin has failed to hold on to prices closer to its all-time highs of $20,000 seen in December. By contrast, investor money has poured back into altcoin markets, with the majority of major assets appreciating dramatically and weathering short-term volatility. At press time, gains were being spearheaded by Ethereum’s Ether (ETH), which continues to profit from the anticipation of a long-awaited Casper release. The technology’s alpha testnet was formally unveiled December 31. In a follow-up blog post today, co-founder Vitalik Buterin also announced a grant program and so-called Blockchain ‘sharding,’ both of which aim to shore up longer-term Ethereum network scalability. Buterin summarized: We view the two strategies as complementary with […]
January 2, 2018

PR: The Segwit 2x Fork Has Been Successfully Launched on December 28th

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. On December 28th, one of the main hard forks took place in Bitcoin history, Segwit2X, which revealed acute problems in the work of crypto-exchanges, wallets, and decentralization in general. Why ordinary users are left with less and less choice and how to solve this problem? Recall that after the announcement of the Segwit2X project, the price of B2X futures increased 3-fold, and the day before the fork, the price for them rose by another 75%. Right after the start, the most powerful support for Segwit2X was provided by the miners. The aggregate capacity of friendly […]
January 2, 2018

Humaniq opens sandbox and ecosystem access to partners

London – January 02, 2018  – Humaniq opens access to its unique API to partners as part of the plan for further development of provided services and diversification within the Humaniq ecosystem. Open API provides access to key user data, such as transactions between user cryptowallets and other operations with the HMQ token. Moreover, it makes user profile and account information available, along with the bio ID data. This enables the users to sign into the Humaniq App remotely via partner services and applications. Furthermore, it will be possible to integrate a secure messenger on the Humaniq platform. Among other potential partnering collaborations there are various forms of services exchange for converting HMQ to fiat money along with other cryptocurrencies. “Opening our API to partners will enable Humaniq to involve more digital projects and startups into its ecosystem benefiting all parties. […]
January 2, 2018

David Stockman Says Cryptocurrency Investors Are “Stupid Speculators”

David Stockman says #cryptocurrency and #Bitcoin investors are “stupid speculators,” false claims after false claims. #OPINION
January 2, 2018

Malaysian Minister: No Bitcoin Trading Ban Planned

Malaysian Minister: No Bitcoin Trading Ban Planned Malaysia’s second finance minister has said the government will not ban the trading of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, though it will remain cautious on the technology. In an interview with The Malaysian Reserve, Johari Abdul Ghanis emphasised the importance of “striking a balance between public interest and integrity of the… The post Malaysian Minister: No Bitcoin Trading Ban Planned appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

Ether Hits New Record Price High Over $900 Following Month of Strong Growth

ETH breaks new all-time high, trading at over $900 this morning. #NEWS
January 2, 2018

ZeroSum Introduces the First Peer-to-Peer, Competitive Cryptocurrency Prediction Competitions

ZeroSum’s live platform provides users with a no-fee, no-pro, fantasy trading experience – allowing winners to earn real money via ZFX Chicago, IL – January 02, 2018: ZeroSum, a start-up reinventing the trading experience with its peer-versus-peer trading platform, announced today that it would offer an Ethereum based Token Sale (ZFX) allowing the company to further develop their existing live platform. The developments would enhance a user’s ability to enter or create a competition on any topic or subject that has a reliable data feed, allow 3rd party platforms to leverage the ZeroSum technology to facilitate their own competitions and help create a sentiment feed – giving traders more insight into identifying alpha signals. ZeroSum is a platform that allows users to compete in peer-versus-peer trading competitions and win money via ZFX – eliminating trading fees, market makers and advantaged players typically […]
January 2, 2018

South Korea Sets Date for Anonymous Crypto Trading Ban: Report

South Korea Sets Date for Anonymous Crypto Trading Ban: Report South Korea will reportedly begin implementing new regulations banning anonymous cryptocurrency exchange accounts on or around Jan. 20. Citing anonymous sources, Yonhap News reports that the efforts to clamp down on speculative investing in the cryptocurrency markets now seemingly have a hard launch date. The proposal essentially… The post South Korea Sets Date for Anonymous Crypto Trading Ban: Report appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

Egypt’s Religious Leader: Crypto Trading Forbidden Under Islamic Law

Egypt’s Islamic religious leader says the cryptocurrency trading is not legal based on the Islamic religious law.
January 2, 2018

Betex Aims To Provide Binary Options Trading In The Blockchain Era

Betex is seeking to reintroduce binary options trading with the versatility and transparency of the Ethereum blockchain. Offering peer-to-peer trading, the ERC-20 tokens and smart contracts of their system will allow for full disclosure of fund movement and procedure. With up to 95% of the results of betting to be going to traders, Betex provides a lightweight system for betting. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The Betex platform aims to provide solutions to the difficulties surrounding binary-options trading that exist today. Regarding their transparency, work is done on the blockchain to provide a secure and transparent feature to all operations. This negates the issues surrounding the falsifying of data from the brokers end. All betting is done in a collective pool for a given option, and price calculations are done through a composite rate from open sources. Their platform […]
January 2, 2018

ALT COIN ANALYSIS: DO WE EXPECT SHORT TERM MONERO BUYS TOWARDS $400?

ALT COIN ANALYSIS: DO WE EXPECT SHORT TERM MONERO BUYS TOWARDS $400? Despite the overall bear signals in the weekly chart, there are pocket of bull pressure. As such, we expect a short term Monero buys going forward. The only thing we should be watching for now is how price reacts at $400. At the… The post ALT COIN ANALYSIS: DO WE EXPECT SHORT TERM MONERO BUYS TOWARDS $400? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

South Korea Sets Date for Anonymous Crypto Trading Ban: Report

South Korea will reportedly begin implementing new regulations banning anonymous cryptocurrency exchange accounts on or around Jan. 20.
January 2, 2018

Russian Bishop Condemns Cryptocurrencies

A Russia bishop has hit out at the valuation of cryptocurrencies and the US dollar. #OPINION
January 2, 2018

Faith in Wraith Misplaced for Verge

When a major update is rolled out or a hard fork occurs, interest in a coin will increase along with its price. This has certainly been the case for Bitcoin and Ethereum, but things are not always so smooth for other altcoins. The long anticipated Wraith protocol update for Verge was expected to be rolled out on New Year’s Day, and hodlers were hoping for a price spike.  Prices started to head upwards around the world, and they peaked at just under $0.25 a few hours before we entered into 2018. XVG relies on anonymity as its advantage over other altcoins, and Wraith was the harbinger of new things for the blockchain. It will be the first cryptocurrency to offer the option of anonymity with the transfer. Privacy Revealed? According to reports, the result was not what was expected, and […]
January 2, 2018

Dutch Government Experimenting with Blockchain Technology

The Dutch government is exploring different blockchain solutions for different governmental areas. As of November 2017, around 30 different projects were tested in a variety of fields such as, taxing,… Continue reading “Dutch Government Experimenting with Blockchain Technology” The post Dutch Government Experimenting with Blockchain Technology appeared first on .
January 2, 2018

Better than Bitcoin? Author of Amazon Best-Selling Blockchain Book Reveals 12 Cryptocurrencies That Are “Tipped” to Explode in 2018

DALLAS, TX – Richard Jacobs is the best-selling author of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain, and organizer of the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference, which takes place in February 2018. In the run-up to this conference, he’s giving away twelve “Crypto Christmas” tips, where, each day, he reveals another “alternative” cryptocurrency that is poised to go big in 2018. “There’s been a lot of hype around Bitcoin over the last month or so, which is part of the reason why we’ve seen it fall from nearly $20k back to ‘only’ $10k.”, said Mr. Jacobs. “However, there’s no getting away from it – folks who bought into Bitcoin this time last year, when it was trading for less than a thousand bucks, they’re still laughing. Why? Because they got in before the hype.” Since Christmas Day, Mr. Jacobs has been sending […]
January 2, 2018

Bitcoin Billionaires Hiding in Plain Sight

The fame and fortune from being a Bitcoin Billionaire may be attractive to the Winklevoss twins, but there are others out there who are not being as flamboyant about it. #SMART INVESTMENT
January 2, 2018

University from Buenos Aires Offers Bachelor’s Degree in Cryptoeconomy

Several Universities around the world are offering different courses about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. At UseTheBitcoin, we have covered several times how different educational institutions decided to offer these new… Continue reading “University from Buenos Aires Offers Bachelor’s Degree in Cryptoeconomy” The post University from Buenos Aires Offers Bachelor’s Degree in Cryptoeconomy appeared first on .
January 2, 2018

New Year’s Resolution 2018: Make it the Year of Cryptocurrency

The start of the new year is always a good time for making resolutions. People often begin going to the gym more, eating more healthily, and trying to kick their bad habits. Usually these don’t last very long, but often some old habits are broken and new ones made. I think that maybe the cryptocurrency community could make a collective resolution: to educate, increase awareness, and promote the adoption of crypto. How can we do this? It will take commitment and deliberate effort at the beginning, but like all habits, my proposed new year’s resolution will become second nature for us. While I can’t promise these efforts will make 2018 the year crypto is widely adopted, it definitely could not hurt. 1. Try to speak to as many people as you can about cryptocurrency on a daily basis Try to talk about cryptocurrency […]
January 2, 2018

IOTA Price Breaks $4.25 Resistance With Relative Ease

It is safe to say the final weeks of 2017 and early 2018 have been pretty interesting for IOTA. Although it seemed this altcoin was tanking in value, the IOTA price has shot up again to surpass $4.20 earlier today. It is evident the year 2018 may hold quite a few surprises, although it remains to be seen how things will play out. For now, the IOTA price is moving up strongly, although things can always change at any given moment. IOTA Price is on the Move Again In most cases, a stagnating Bitcoin price would be quite problematic for the vast majority of altcoins. This has been a dreaded scenario for quite some time now, even though it appears the “dominance” of Bitcoin is far less of a factor these days. In fact, we see altcoins go up in value […]
January 2, 2018

Over $900: Ether Starts 2018 at All-Time Price High

The native token of the ethereum platform, ether, hit an all-time high of over $900 this morning.
January 2, 2018

Israeli Company Sued for Misleading Crypto Mining Statements

An Israeli shell company, Apollo Power, had its stocks soar after revealing that they had harnessed solar power for crypto mining. However, such claims turned out to be exaggerated, and they are now being sued. One of the most intriguing debates about cryptocurrency is the power used in mining and for transactions. Some have said that the total power consumption used by Bitcoin miners is more than the total of 19 European countries. Then there’s the fact that most of Bitcoin mining occurs in China, which uses coal to fuel their power plants. Such issues are why people are looking very hard for ways to reduce power consumption when mining cryptocurrencies. It seemed that a solution had appeared when an Israeli company said that they had completed a successful experiment using solar power for crypto mining. However, the company is […]
January 2, 2018

My New Year’s Resolution? Revisit Blockchain’s Fundamentals

Entering what could be another growth year, author William Mougayar invites the blockchain industry to take a step back and remember the basics.
January 2, 2018

Japan’s GDP Grows Due to Bitcoin Wealth Effect

Japan’s GDP Grows Due to Bitcoin Wealth Effect Analysts Yoshiyuki Suimon and Kazuki Miyamoto claim bitcoin will assist Japan in a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) boost of 0.3% heading into the first three months of 2018. At the end of 2017, the cryptocurrency boasted a ¥12 trillion market capitalization, and if trends continue into early… The post Japan’s GDP Grows Due to Bitcoin Wealth Effect appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

Putin Investigating ‘Cryptorouble’ as Way to Avoid Western Sanctions

President Vladimir Putin has reportedly commissioned Russian officials to work on developing a national cryptocurrency dubbed the “cryptorouble.”
January 2, 2018

Ethereum Price Surpasses $900 for the First Time in 2018

Although no one knows for sure what the year 2018 will hold for all cryptocurrencies, it seems Ethereum is off to a good start. More specifically, the Ethereum price has surpassed $900 earlier today, although some of those gains have been wiped out in the process. At this rate, it seems to be a matter of time until the Ethereum price finally hits that illustrious $1,000 mark.Whether or not that will happen this month, remains to be seen, though. Ethereum Price Reaches a new All-time High While the Bitcoin price is stuck in sideways and semi-bearish momentum, the Ethereum price is not bogged down by such issues whatsoever. In fact, Ethereum is one of the first big gainers in the top 10 for 2018, although it remains to be seen how long this momentum can last. After all, we have […]
January 2, 2018

Is North Korea Boosting Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has definitely made it to the big time in 2017 as mainstream media ran reports and televised debates on the meteoric rise of the world’s number one cryptocurrency. Speculators and observers have put forward suggestions on what has caused these price surges, and one of them has been North Korea’s estranged leader, Kim Jong-un. Although markets have corrected somewhat, Bitcoin has still seen gains of around 1600% since this time last year when it traded at just over $800. There has been a lot of speculation over the reasons for this gain, including the growing fervor among investors and anticipation of broader uses for digital currencies in the near future. Side Businesses According to reports, international sanctions on North Korea to derail its nuclear program have resulted in the regime seeking “side businesses” to gain additional funding. These could include […]
January 2, 2018

UK Central Bank Mulls Cryptocurrency Linked To Pounds Sterling

A research unit at the Bank of England is reportedly investigating the introduction of a cryptocurrency linked to pounds sterling.
January 2, 2018

Minds Social Network To Join The Crypto Band Wagon

Minds Social Network To Join The Crypto Band Wagon Prior to Steemit and other blockchain based social networking and blogging alternatives that have popped up over the past few years we had something called Minds.com. The platform was being publicized as a fully encrypted and anonymous alternative to Facebook, although in reality it was far more a blogging platform than a social media platform. Minds gained quite a bit of traction in the first few months, with mentions in most mainstream media platforms – then the hype died away along with any traction it was gaining. Since then the site has grown, however with the introduction of decentralized solutions such as Steemit, Minds.com was quickly put to the back of the room. So, it comes as no surprise to see that Minds are now having one last stab at success to […]
January 2, 2018

Could Coinbase Send Ripple to the Moon?

This year is likely to be a little more stable for many cryptocurrencies which have enjoyed monumental growth during the last three months of 2017. Some, however, could continue upwards, boosted by partnerships, tech upgrades, and listing on more exchanges. Ripple has already made huge moves in the past couple of weeks, pumped largely by news of greater acceptance by banks and credit card companies. At the time of writing, it has surpassed Ethereum by market capitalization and is the second largest cryptocurrency with $87 billion. XRP surged to an all-time high of $2.80 on December 30th and is still trading high at $2.25 today. Coming to Coinbase According to reports, Ripple could soon be joining Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase. Acceptance and ease of access is everything in the crypto world. The easier it is to […]
January 2, 2018

‘Privacy Coin’ Verge is Allegedly Leaking Users’ IP Addresses

‘Privacy Coin’ Verge is Allegedly Leaking Users’ IP Addresses Privacy coins are meant to be private: that’s their raison d’être. Without this functionality, they’re just altcoins, and dangerous ones at that for anyone relying on them for anonymity. Verge (XVG) is one of the best known privacy coins on the market, but it risks becoming… The post ‘Privacy Coin’ Verge is Allegedly Leaking Users’ IP Addresses appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

What Do We Do With All This Money?

All dressed up and nowhere to go? VC Wendy Schadeck argues this may be the problem for funding-rich ICO projects as they enter 2018.
January 2, 2018

Bitcoin as Good as Gold. Well, Actually Better

If financial statistics are anything to go by, perhaps there should be a pot of bitcoins at the end of every rainbow as the cryptocurrency has outperformed gold for a second year running. According to Forbes, the Bitcoin Investment Trust gained 1407.42%, while SPDR Gold Shares only increased by 11.93%. Yes, you read that right. However, both gold and Bitcoin grew more than the S&P 500 and 20-year US Treasury bonds. This is the second time in as many years that Bitcoin has pulled rank over both gold and Wall Street. As with any investment, though, you cannot determine with complete accuracy if past behavior will guarantee the same results in the future. However, even though Bitcoin has been around for a short time compared to gold and fiat currencies, it already offers some important benefits. All That Glitters Is […]
January 2, 2018

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/02/2018 – Descending Triangle Pattern

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/02/2018 – Descending Triangle Pattern Bitcoin price is now consolidating inside a descending triangle pattern, waiting to establish direction at the start of the year.  Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price seems to be off to a slow start for the year as price is consolidating. It has formed lower… The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/02/2018 – Descending Triangle Pattern appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis – BTG/USD Preparing for Next Break

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis – BTG/USD Preparing for Next Break Bitcoin gold price is moving nicely above $200 against the US Dollar. BTG/USD is now preparing for the next break with resistance at $255. Key Points Bitcoin gold price has recovered well from the $205 support zone against the US Dollar. There is a… The post Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis – BTG/USD Preparing for Next Break appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

ALT COIN ANALYSIS: WILL DASH EVENING STAR PATTERN IN THE WEEKLY CHART DAMP PRICES?

ALT COIN ANALYSIS: WILL DASH EVENING STAR PATTERN IN THE WEEKLY CHART DAMP PRICES? Interesting price formation as we usher in the New Year. To begin with, a DASH Evening Star pattern is clear in the weekly chart and even though we expect short term buy pressure, the higher time frame pattern shall take precedence… The post ALT COIN ANALYSIS: WILL DASH EVENING STAR PATTERN IN THE WEEKLY CHART DAMP PRICES? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD To Continue Higher

Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD To Continue Higher Ripple price is currently correcting lower against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD remains well supported on the downside near $1.80 and $1.70. Key Highlights Ripple price corrected lower recently and it tested the $1.50 support area against the US Dollar. There is a major bullish… The post Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD To Continue Higher appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Holding 100 SMA

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Holding 100 SMA Ethereum price is struggling to move higher against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD needs to break $738-740 to gain upside momentum. Key Highlights ETH price is moving nicely above the $700 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a new connecting bearish… The post Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Holding 100 SMA appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 2, 2018

South Korea More Than Doubled Ripple’s Price in Single Week

South Korea is providing more than half of Ripple’s daily trading volume, with “fear of missing out” pusing the altcoin to new highs. #ANALYSIS
January 2, 2018

Record-breaking 2017 Brought Bitcoin, Altcoins Drastically Increased Mainstream Acceptance

2017 was an extraordinary year, as Bitcoin gained acceptance on Wall Street and altcoins generated multi-hundred-fold gains. #ANALYSIS
January 2, 2018

Dapp Browsers Will Radically Accelerate Mainstream Ethereum Adoption

Dapp browsers could do for Ethereum-based dapps what Apple App Store and Google Play Store did for mobile apps: bring about a paradigm shift. #ANALYSIS
January 1, 2018

What Wall Street Said About Bitcoin in 2017

What Wall Street Said About Bitcoin in 2017 Is bitcoin in a bubble? Or will its price continue to increase through 2018? Notable bankers, economists and investors have all weighed in over the past year. But views vary: some believe investors should hold their funds; but many have also sounded the alarm on bitcoin while… The post What Wall Street Said About Bitcoin in 2017 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 1, 2018

Bank of England May Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency

The Bank of England is compiling a report that may lead to it issuing its own cryptocurrency that would cut out the need for high street banks. While Bitcoin and its cryptocurrency cousins sizzled in 2017, the new year should continue to see a lot of crypto action. An interesting development in the coming year concerns the Bank of England (BoE). The bank’s research unit has been studying virtual currencies since 2015, and the bank is now working on a report that could lead to the bank issuing its own cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency Based Upon the Value of Sterling There’s no doubt that banks and Bitcoin don’t have the best relationship. This is understandable as banks rely upon central regulation and control while cryptocurrency features decentralized, peer-to-peer economic transactions. Poland’s central bank recently told citizens that cryptocurrency is “not money” in […]
January 1, 2018

Bitcoin ‘Adds 0.3%’ To Japan’s GDP, Claim Nomura Analysts

Bitcoin ‘Adds 0.3%’ To Japan’s GDP, Claim Nomura Analysts Analysts from Japanese finance giant Nomura have found Bitcoin could be contributing as much as 0.3% extra GDP to Japan. In a client note translated by Business Insider, Yoshiyuki Suimon and Kazuki Miyamoto praised the positive effects on consumer spending resulting from large numbers of Japanese holding Bitcoin. The… The post Bitcoin ‘Adds 0.3%’ To Japan’s GDP, Claim Nomura Analysts appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 1, 2018

Here Are 7 Tips for Launching a Successful ICO

Here Are 7 Tips for Launching a Successful ICO In case you haven’t noticed, cryptocurrency has become one of the most popular words in 2017. Bitcoin made a gigantic breakthrough, while digital currencies like Ethereum, Litecoin, and many others made their own contributions to this craze. Though still a relatively unknown phenomenon, cryptocurrencies proved that they are here to… The post Here Are 7 Tips for Launching a Successful ICO appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 1, 2018

Here Are 5 Coins Currently Providing Consumers With a Product

Here Are 5 Coins Currently Providing Consumers With a Product In a market dominated by lofty ideas and little in the way of concrete development, it’s easy to overlook the more grounded projects, those that are actively working towards and already providing real-world solutions. However, there are a number of projects that are actively providing… The post Here Are 5 Coins Currently Providing Consumers With a Product appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 1, 2018

Bitcoin Adoption by Businesses in 2017

In 2017, Bitcoin price increased exponentially and the number of businesses that accepted Bitcoin grew by the thousands. Is this is a coincidence? Let’s take a look at the data. #NEW YEAR SPECIAL
January 1, 2018

‘Is Crypto Mining The Public?’ Goldbugs Tell Media Gold Will Be Great Again

Bearish mainstream finance figures have begun forecasting a consumer return to gold once Bitcoin “uncertainty” dents their confidence. Bitcoin ‘Uncertainty’ Will Prompt Gold Return In two separate interviews on pro-Bitcoin Cash news media network CNBC, Gartman Letter founder Dennis Gartman and gold mining CEO Sean Boyd both tipped the precious metal to ultimately benefit from Bitcoin fluctuations. Boyd noted: I think, over time, the question will be: are these cryptocurrencies and the developers of these cryptocurrencies just mining the public? […] Gold investors will come back when uncertainty creeps back into the market. His comments came following two appearances by Gartman on the network, during which he both championed gold’s appeal and rubbished Bitcoin, calling it “one of the silliest things I’ve ever heard.” On the network’s Futures Now segment, Gartman commented: When bitcoin falls, and it shall, it’ll trade […]
January 1, 2018

Bitcoin ‘Adds 0.3%’ To Japan’s GDP, Claim Nomura Analysts

Hodling does wonders for Japan’s economy, local analysts suggest. #BRIEF
January 1, 2018

Video: Joe Lubin on Building One of Blockchain’s Biggest Startups

The impact of blockchain may be in the future, but entrepreneur and investor Joe Lubin is blazing a path today. Here’s his take on the industry today.
January 1, 2018

NiceHash CEO Quits After 4,000 BTC Hack, Service To Continue Work

A new CEO will make NiceHash the “marketplace of choice” for miners despite its hacking, the ex-CEO has said. #BRIEF
January 1, 2018

2017 Market Performance: Crypto vs. Stocks

In 2017 cryptocurrencies dramatically outperformed equity markets. Most of them rocketed by the end of the year #NEW YEAR SPECIAL
January 1, 2018

Video: Bitcoin Sign Guy Tells All About Infamous Janet Yellen Photobomb

The man behind the sign steps into the light to talk about bitcoin’s philosophy, its future and just what he was doing in D.C. that day.
January 1, 2018

Globcoin’s Token Sale – Instant, Cost-Effective and Secure Transactions

Introduction to Globcoin Globcoin is a Swiss Group that created a multi-currency platform which will allow all of its users to perform instant, secure and cost-effective transactions with digital and fiat currencies. Globcoin’s clients will be able to create basket currencies conforming to their needs. Currency baskets are a portfolio of selected currencies with different weightings. These baskets have been commonly used to minimise the negative effects of currency volatility. Globcoin has been marketing these currency baskets since 2012 to family offices and institutional investors and now they are preparing to launch this currency management service to the mainstream public. The platform makes use of Ethereum’s blockchain technology and the following Group Structure: Reserve Currency Solutions (RCS SA) – established since 2012 in Zug, Switzerland, it has the purpose of creating and developing managed currency products such as Global Reserve […]
January 1, 2018

Video: How ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees Makes Sense of Crypto Assets

Think all crypto assets are cryptocurrencies? ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees breaks down how he sees the evolving taxonomy of the blockchain industry.
January 1, 2018

Fire Lotto Tokens, A New Blockchain Lottery

Lottos make up 29% of the gambling market cap. With the average lotto ticket costing about $2, the low price of lottos often entice gamers to buy multiple ones. Yet despite frequent play, the current lotto market is due for innovation. Online lottos have captured a significant part of the market. Blockchain based lotteries are still nascent in the industry. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Up until recently, lottos featured diminishing purchase value. Taxes and withholdings of up to 60% marr the profitability of large and small gains of the winner. More flaws with the common physical lotto is the regional restriction of playing, payout time, and fraud. In order to interrupt the traditional lotto model, Fire Lotto is adopting blockchain technology on the Ethereum network to implement new lotto gaming structure. Fire Lotto will reward a record of […]
January 1, 2018

Ethereum Classic Tech Update Sees 30% New Year Price Spike

South Korea’s biggest exchange Bithumb has led a trading spike in Ethereum Classic (ETC) which saw the altcoin gain 29% in 24 hours Monday. Korean Market Leads 40% Of ETC Charge Handling over 40% of ETC’s 727 million daily volume, Bithumb support fuelled a price reversal towards recent all-time highs above $40. Following a general cryptocurrency market decline last week, ETC had fallen rapidly to below $27 according to cross-exchange data from Coinmarketcap. Unlike many, however, the Ethereum fork has staged an equally swift comeback, second only to Stellar as new announcements emerged about its Emerald development project. A blog post published January 31 outlined full details of Emerald’s three-tier features suite to further ETC use cases, including Dapp development opportunities and an in-house consumer wallet. Drawing conspicuous attention to Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Gavin Wood’s embattled wallet project, the post […]
January 1, 2018

Bitcoin, Why You Should Own a Bit

The crisis of 2008, which nearly crippled the financial world, was a loud and clear warning that our financial system had become a house of cards. Its integrity depended on the continued solvency of over-leveraged financial institutions. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article At the time, I was working as a Senior Data Architect in the trading room of one of Germany’s biggest banks. It was there that we witnessed up close the freezing of accounts, ATMs shutting down and credit cards deactivated. It became clear that owning physical gold and silver – not gold derivatives – was one of the few ways to reliably protect one’s wealth in such a crisis. After the 2008 experience, I could never fully trust this financial system again as there was no guarantee that the system could be bailed out again by governments […]
January 1, 2018

Video: Bitcoin or Litecoin? Charlie Lee on Which Crypto Had a Better 2017

Litecoin’s creator sits down for a Q&A on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, talking bitcoin scaling, ICOs and where the industry is headed.
January 1, 2018

Industries and Blockchain 2017

In 2017 variety of industries learned that Blockchain technologies could optimize the way they do business. #NEW YEAR SPECIAL
January 1, 2018

Australian Banks Reportedly Freezing the Accounts of Bitcoin Users

Reports are emerging on Twitter that bank accounts in Australia associated with Bitcoin purchases are being frozen alongside transactions that users may be making to some of the country’s most popular cryptocurrency purchasing sites. The Australian banks which have been accused of freezing accounts of Bitcoin users have been listed as the National Australia Bank, ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Westpac Banking Corporation. The claim was made in a tweet saying that user activity associated with certain websites (BTC Markets, CoinSpot Australia, CoinJar, and Coinbase) have been affected as triggering suspicious activity on Australian users’ bank accounts. So @NAB @CommBank @WestpacNZ and @ANZ_AU are all freezing customer accounts and transfers to @BTCMarkets @coinspotau @GetCoinJar @coinbase . #Banks can fight it, but people want control of their money #ausbiz #auspol — Nugget’s News Australia (@nugget_alex) December 28, 2017 Reports are, however, […]
January 1, 2018

Best Places To Buy Ripple In 2018

Ripple is a decentralized payment system majorly for the banking industry that lets them receive and send currencies and also settle transactions much more faster and cheaper than their current… Continue reading “Best Places To Buy Ripple In 2018” The post Best Places To Buy Ripple In 2018 appeared first on .
January 1, 2018

The BANKEX Token Sale comes to an end with the company earning its place in the TOP – 20 of the most successful Token Sales of all time

On December 27th BANKEX has successfully completed their TokenSale, selling BKX tokens for about $66 million. The remaining tokens will only be available for purchase by institutional investors interested in asset tokenization technologies. A total of 400 000 000 BKX tokens were emitted of which 80 000 000 was allocated for the public sale, 140 000 000 reserved for institutional investors, the rest were reserved and allocated for the Team (50 000 000), Advisers (40 000 000), the Option Pool (50 000 000) and The BANKEX FOUNDATION (40 000 000). Fintech company BANKEX entered the ranks of TOP-20 ICOs of all time and is now one of the largest financial crypto companies in the world. The project received support from about 6 000 contributors from 123 countries. The first smart asset based on Proof-of-Asset Protocol will be Moviecoin In order […]
January 1, 2018

India Falsely Condemns Bitcoin as Ponzi Scheme, Flawed Logic

Indian Finance Ministry condemns Bitcoin, says it is Ponzi-scheme-like, with flawed arguments. #REGULATIONS
January 1, 2018

NiceHash CEO Steps Down After $63 Million in Bitcoin Stolen in Cyber Attack

Marko Kobal, co-founder of NiceHash, the Slovenian startup that serves as a marketplace for matching spare computing power to miners, stepped down from his role as CEO last week. This comes just weeks after NiceHash lost over $60 million to a high profile cyber attack. Christmas came early for many Bitcoin enthusiasts this year, reaping huge gains from Bitcoin’s meteoric price surge in the first half of December. For NiceHash, however, the month of December was anything but merry as the execution of a high profile hack on December 6th resulted in the theft of over 4000 bitcoins worth an estimated $63 million. At press time, those bitcoins have yet to be recovered. Now, just a few short weeks later, a new development in the NiceHash saga unfolds with last week’s announcement that CEO Marko Kobal would be stepping down to give […]
January 1, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Preparing for Break

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Preparing for Break Bitcoin cash price is consolidating above $2200-2300 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD may soon break higher above the $2400 resistance for more gains. Key Points Bitcoin cash price is preparing for the next move with support on the downside at $2300 against the US Dollar.… The post Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – BCH/USD Preparing for Break appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 1, 2018

Investors Still Wary of Bitcoin

Investors Still Wary of Bitcoin Setting aside a massive December price correction, Bitcoin has pushed its way into the minds of ordinary people all over the world. Google stats for 2017 have Bitcoin as the second most searched news term of the year, as everyone from plucky investors, cryptocurrency newbies and diehard technologists look for… The post Investors Still Wary of Bitcoin appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 1, 2018

New Website Provides Guide to US Cryptocurrency Law

New Website Provides Guide to US Cryptocurrency Law Cryptocurrency law can be maddeningly vague. From taxation to commodities, the US constitution is characterized by ill-defined and occasionally contradictory statutes regarding digital currencies. Law reform moves at a glacial pace, leaving the status of cryptocurrencies often unlegislated. For cryptocurrency users trying to navigate murky legal waters,… The post New Website Provides Guide to US Cryptocurrency Law appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 1, 2018

As We Say Goodbye to 2017, What Does 2018 Hold for Bitcoin?

2017 is finally over. The value of Bitcoin has multiplied by 14, and this is the first year that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies made it into mainstream media. What’s next for Bitcoin in 2018? Price Explosion: A Brief Overview This year did not start out as a promising year for bitcoin. Right after returning to the $1000 mark on the first day of the year, China cracked down on multiple bitcoin exchanges; margin trading was banned, which caused the price to plummet back down to 70%. Unsurprisingly, nobody foresaw the growth that Bitcoin experienced over the following months. In the first half of the year, the price steadily rose to around $3000; but that was when the madness began. Over the next few weeks, the price skyrocketed; Bitcoin became a hot topic and it was being featured at least once a […]