March 4, 2018

01/03/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere

01/03/2018: 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.
March 4, 2018

20 years

Every tech company under the sun (Californian or otherwise) is betting their future on Artificial Intelligence. Google for example, invests in hardware (Tensor Processing Units), software and even algorithms like AlphaZero. Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft… etc, all of them have publicly claimed this was their future. On the other end, very few of these are investing similarly on public blockchain technology. The good question to ask is: why? It is not because the people working there miss something that we, crypto-enthusiasts see: a lot of the engineers that I know at these companies actually research, hack or even own crypto-assets on their free time. It is simply because distributed ledgers are “out of the scope” of these tech giants. These emerging technologies are under the radar because they do not fit in their vision of a the world. They are, by […]
March 4, 2018

Printing bibles…

Understand what sort of chaos the blockchain wave is enabling is the key to building its future winners. Want more context, read this first (3 minute read): 20 years I wrote how I believe blockchain and distributed ledger technologies may be the next once-every-20-year paradigm change. These waves have an extraordinary impact precisely because the incumbents are not equipped to understand how these technologies fit in their vision. The immediate consequence of this is that whatever “application” is coming from these new waves does not replace or even compete with what the incumbents do: if they did, the incumbent would have seen them! It just makes them less relevant. Microsoft did not build a better computer which would have been competition to IBM or DEC. They built an OS which could run on any personal computer, making it irrelevant whether it was built […]
March 4, 2018

Leaving United States

Leaving United States was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 4, 2018

HOW COMPREHENSIVE RECORDS OF CARS HISTORY CAN BE KEPT

SEE VINCHAIN Today i will be discussing a platform which will serve of great relevance and importance to the everyone. The project is of the concept of providing a comprehensive record of each cars history. It was all conceptualized as a result of prevailing problems which will be explained further. Today, we have everyone obtaining used cars and all but a very few percentage if not all knows the history of that car. This lack of information brings about third-party industries, where intermediary and agents have more leverage in the deal than the actual engaging parties. Now, looking into the used car industry, it is growing with a large revenue being generated as we have different brands of cars, different prices and all. Looking at the market growth in the recent years, 95 millions of cars were sold in 2016. […]
March 4, 2018

This is Peer Mountain: Meet Florian Lagouche

This is Peer Mountain: Meet Florian Lagouche was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 4, 2018

These ICOs Have Not Been Subpoenaed By The SEC

After the Wall Street Journal reported that the SEC has issued “dozens of subpoenas and information requests” to executives of and advisors to various cryptocurrency projects, investors were left wondering which companies are being examined. ETHNews reached out to some of the largest projects to learn whether they are under investigation. Here is what we found.
March 3, 2018

Ex-NSA Official: North Korea Funding Nuclear Program with Cryptocurrency

North Korea remains unsurprisingly persistent with its nuclear program in the face of new US sanctions — and one former top NSA official claims cryptocurrencies are to blame. North Korea’s Nascent Cryptocurrency Industry While the United States looks to cut off North Korea’s income and force Pyongyang to play ball in regards to its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, the dictatorial country is reportedly using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to skirt economic barriers. Former top National Security Agency official Priscilla Moriuchi recently spoke to Vox about North Korea’s use of cryptocurrencies, where she claimed that the country earns upwards of $200 million by turning cryptocurrencies into cash. While that’s not enough to fully fund North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, it certainly doesn’t hurt. Said Moriuchi: I would bet that these coins are being turned into something — currency or physical […]
March 3, 2018

Japanese Crypto Exchanges Officially Announce Self-Regulating Body

Cryptocurrency in Japan has proven to be a rather interesting topic. While the government officially legalized this form of money, the country’s exchanges are trying to introduce more regulation in their own way. A group of 16 registered companies will create a self-regulatory body to generate more trust in this industry moving forward. Self-Regulation in the Cryptocurrency World The cryptocurrency situation has unfolded in an interesting direction for Japan as of late. Although the country is one of the world’s first to officially recognize crypto as legal currency, there is a growing need for more regulation, even though it will not be introduced by the government itself, by the look of things. Instead, trading platforms themselves will focus on self-regulation for the time being. More specifically, 16 government-registered cryptocurrency exchanges will create this self-regulating body. It is expected that more companies will join this group […]
March 3, 2018

Belgian Tax Authority Going After Crypto Investors

Cryptocurrency investments have attracted the attention of tax authorities in Belgium. Several investigations have been opened into cases of Belgian citizens who have traded on foreign exchanges. Anyone speculating on crypto markets is expected to pay 33% tax on their gains, despite the fact that bitcoin and the like are not regulated or legalized in the country.   Also read: Germany Treads Lightly on Bitcoin Taxation Three Cases Under Investigation The Special Tax Inspectorate (STI) is currently studying at least three different cases of Belgian investments in cryptocurrencies. A fourth file was closed and treated as a “non-case”. According to local media, the investigations have started after Belgian officials were tipped off by colleagues from abroad. Belgian tax authorities are now more closely interested in Belgians investing in cryptocurrencies, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad wrote. Anyone speculating on the cryptocurrency market must […]
March 3, 2018

Bank Frick Customers can now Directly Invest in Cryptocurrency

Consumers all over the world want exposure to cryptocurrencies. Few traditional financial service providers offer this functionality in Europe as of right now. Bank Frick, one of the big private banks in Liechtenstein, has come up with a solution. Their customers can now directly invest in cryptocurrencies. Whether or not there will be any interest in this feature, is a different matter altogether. Europe has always been a relatively boring region when it comes to cryptocurrency. There is no real trading volume to speak of, and very few exchanges offering EUR support as of right now. Slowly but surely things are coming to change in this part of the world. Liechtenstein’s Bank Frick has come up with a creative solution. They allow customers to effectively invest in cryptocurrency directly from their bank account. It is an intriguing precedent, which will […]
March 3, 2018

Markets Update: Crypto Markets Continue to Spike Higher

Cryptocurrency markets are on the rise again this weekend as the total market capitalization of all 1,500 digital assets touches $465Bn. Bitcoin core (BTC) volumes are still lower than a few weeks prior but bulls have managed to press past resistance reaching a high of $11,480 during last night’s trading sessions. Also read: Crowdfire Founders Plan to Launch Indian Bitcoin Exchange BTC/USD Markets Eye the $12K Zone Digital asset markets are on the rise again this weekend as most cryptocurrencies are seeing gains between 0.60 to 15 percent. BTC/USD markets are up 4.6 percent as bulls have pushed the price up past the $11K region yesterday. Global trade volume is still a touch lower than the highs in December as the 24-hour volume is roughly around $6.9Bn. The Japanese yen is still dominating the world’s BTC volume as the yen currently […]
March 3, 2018

Tutellus Drops Ethereum in Favor of NEM’s Blockchain

Blockchain-oriented companies are always looking for ways to gain a competitive edge over others. In some cases, that means switching from one blockchain to another. For its part, Tutellus is switching over from Ethereum’s blockchain to NEM’s chain. It’s a remarkable decision, although it remains to be seen if this creates a precedent for other companies. From Ethereum to NEM Over the past few years, we have seen a ton of projects try and build on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Given the technical advantages that this blockchain has to offer, such a decision seems to make a lot of sense. With its smart contracts, asset creation, and other tools, Ethereum’s chain can bring a lot of functionality to other projects building on top of this ecosystem. However, Ethereum’s blockchain is not necessarily suited for every purpose one can think of, […]
March 3, 2018

Possible Scam At South African Investment Group Leads To $50 Million Lost

Possible Scam At South African Investment Group Leads To $50 Million Lost Nearly $50 mln in crypto assets have reportedly been stolen from investors who put their money into the Bitcoin investment group BTC Global, the South African Sunday Times reported. The sole manager of investments at the company was the forex and commodities trader Steve Twain, from… The post Possible Scam At South African Investment Group Leads To $50 Million Lost appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 3, 2018

What The Hell Is A Crypto Punk?

We are Crypto Punks, and we are changing your world. What The Hell Is A Crypto Punk? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 3, 2018

The biggest mistake most ICOs do (and don’t see it)

The biggest mistake most ICOs do (and don’t see it) was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 3, 2018

The Awesome Power of Combining AI and Blockchain

Innovative companies are rushing to create real-world business applications that combine artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology. For example, JD.Com, the largest retailer in China, recently launched a new accelerator, AI Catapult, to build new businesses and applications using AI and blockchain technology. Separately, Porsche is introducing various blockchain and AI solutions into its smart cars. The Benefits of Combining AI and Blockchain Academia and the business world are focusing on the fantastic benefits that can result from combining AI and blockchain technology. In this regard, Bernard Marr published an article on Bloomberg, exalting three of the major benefits that would result combining these two powerful technologies. First, “AI and encryption work very well together,” says Marr. Data residing in the blockchain is highly secure. Additionally, blockchain technology is trustless. That is, Blockchain can provide authenticity without the intervention of […]
March 3, 2018

Facts About Websites in 2018 (And Why Tokenization Is a Good Idea for This Industry)

Facts About Websites in 2018 (And Why Tokenization Is a Good Idea for This Industry) was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 3, 2018

Why Decentralization Matters — Explained For Dummies

Chris Dixon, an entrepreneur and a private tech startup investor, has recently published a Medium article titled “Why Decentralization Matters”. The post gained much attention in the crypto community, as it gives a thorough answer to a fundamental question, which is a key to understanding the whole blockchain concept. That is, why are cryptonetworks essentially better than the centralized services, provided by the “big four” — Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon? The current piece is intended to give a more detailed explanation of the topic to the crypto newbies and illustrate the benefits, which crypto-economic networks bring to the IT entrepreneurs and end users, with simple real-world examples. Centralized IT is killing tech innovations The main point of the article is that centralized internet platforms follow quite a predictable life cycle. When a platform starts out, it usually does its best to attract […]
March 3, 2018

Selling Fake IDs for Bitcoin Gets Four Criminals Arrested

Bitcoin is clearly not a tool for criminals. It lacks privacy and anonymity features to make it efficient enough. Moreover, it is unsuited for converting large amounts of proceeds to more convenient currencies. Even so, a group of four criminals was recently arrested for running a fake ID operation linked to Bitcoin. Selling illegal goods and services on the internet has become a lot more convenient lately. Using the darknet, is easy to both buy and sell a wide variety of information. In a lot of cases, one can find ID information as well, which can be used for other criminal activities. A group of four people has been incited by an Ohio federal grand jury for running an illicit fake ID operation. This group made nearly $5m in profits from doing so. Bitcoin Gets Even More Criminals Arrested What […]
March 3, 2018

Uber Cofounder Announces Eco Cryptocurrency Project

It seems virtually every person and company aims to create their own cryptocurrency. While that is commendable, it also raises the question as to how viable all of these projects will be in the long run. The co-creator of Uber has officially announced the Eco cryptocurrency, although it remains to be seen who will use it. What Purpose Does Eco Serve? It is always interesting to see what newly-announced cryptocurrencies bring to the table. Garrett Camp, the co-founder of Uber, is launching Eco as a way to deal with the shortcomings cryptocurrencies face right now. His approach is to create a global digital currency which has daily use. It’s an interesting approach, although it is not entirely uncommon for people to look in that particular direction right now. While most cryptocurrency enthusiasts would prefer to see Bitcoin rise to that level of […]
March 3, 2018

Quarter Million Dollars Already Raised in Bitcoin Cash 48 Hour Challenge

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is on a roll lately, scoring new mainstream adoption platforms in countries like the United States. But it’s still a relatively small player within the ecosystem, relative to Bitcoin Core (BTC) for example. For these reasons and more, BCH enthusiasts are participating in a 48 hour matching donation challenge, hoping to assist the nonprofit Fund in its mission to help bring the digital currency to one billion people in five years. Also read: Bitpay Launches Bitcoin Cash Debit Card Top Ups Donate to Bitcoin Cash Fund in Next 48 Hours, and it’ll be Matched Late Friday night, BCH enthusiast @jarenfeser posted to the popular subreddit /r/btc, a popular and uncensored forum. The thread immediately turned into a challenge. “Over the next 48 hours I will match all donations made to The Bitcoin Cash Fund (up to 300 […]
March 3, 2018

Coinbase User Files Class Action Against Company, Claims Insider BCH Trading

Coinbase user files class action lawsuit against the platform, accusing them of non-public disclosure of plans to launch BCH in December, 2017. #NEWS
March 3, 2018

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March 3, 2018

Cloud Mining Provider HashFlare is Offering Discounts on Bitcoin and Script Contracts

Cloud mining contracts are an easy way to earn Cryptocurrency through mining, as they don’t involve setting up hardware on your own. They do it by delegating the duty to a third party that mines for you and charges a small fee. Considering the risks and hassle associated with setting up one’s own mining facilities, it is a good idea and may end up being profitable, as we approach the hardcap for Bitcoin. If one wants to accumulate Cryptocurrency for the long-term, satoshi by satoshi, without getting their hands dirty, cloud mining is the way forward. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article HashFlare’s Special Promotional Code Now mining is done under different protocols set up for each system. There is the SHA-256 system used by Bitcoin, SCRYPT used by Litecoin and other forms like ETH and EQUIHASH mining contracts. HashFlare, […]
March 3, 2018

PR: ZeroEdge.Bet Casino Launched Its Pre-ICO and Offers 79% Discount for a Very Limited Time!

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, February 28th, A unique blockchain based gambling platform ZeroEdge.Bet launched their Pre-ICO. The presale event will last until March 15th, 2018 or until the hard cap is reached which is set at only 1500 ETH. During the presale, investors will be able to purchase ZERO tokens with a 79% discount for a very limited time. ZERO token owners will be able to use it on the ZeroEdge.Bet platform to play 0% house edge games such as Blackjack, Video Poker and many others. ZERO token will also be used to place bets on the platform’s […]
March 3, 2018

Viola.AI Announces Partnerships With 7 New Lifestyle Merchants in Asia

The World’s First Blockchain and A.I-driven marketplace for dating, courtship and marriage, Viola.AI just announces 7 new exciting partnerships with FarEastFlora.com, Love Florist, Roses Only, MemeFlorist.com, Heatwave Shoes, Creative Eateries and CSK Aesthetics to offer goods and services ranging from flowers, gifts, fashion, F&B and beauty in the Asia region which will be available on Viola.AI marketplace. One of the key features of Viola.AI is her A.I-driven Marketplace. Powered by VIOLA tokens which will enable users to purchase relevant content, goods and services within the platform, the partnership with these merchants is a valuable first step to enrich and build the marketplace in Viola.AI to cater to the needs of singles and couples. Gifts and Flowers: FarEastFlora.com — Singapore’s leading online florist that offers a wide range of over 1,000 all occasion flower bouquets, floral arrangements, plants, gifts and hampers, […]
March 3, 2018

Robotina to Utilize Blockchain Technology to Modernize the Way We Interact with Energy

With a critical energy consumption problem currently plaguing the world, Robotina seeks to rethink the way we interact with traditional power networks. By deploying a myriad of modern technologies to optimize energy consumption, individuals will be able to not only save on costs but help save the planet as well. A Growing Power Problem With international energy consumption levels growing at an exponential rate and a variety of renewable sources entering the playing field, energy management has become an immense problem to systematize. To address this growing problem both a paradigm shift in the way individuals interact with the power grid and providers interact with consumers are required. With decades of experience under their belt, Robotina is stepping in to address this problem at both a business and consumer level. The key to the problem deals with bridging the gap […]
March 3, 2018

What Is DeepOnion?

In the world of cryptocurrency, there is a severe lack of privacy and anonymity to deal with. Especially when it comes to Bitcoin and even Ethereum, neither trait is easy to come by. DeepOnion is a relatively new cryptocurrency which promises to address these problems moving forward. Whether or not it will succeed is a different matter altogether. What is DeepOnion? As the name somewhat suggests, DeepOnion focuses on providing anonymity first and foremost. With this project mainly relying on TOR connectivity, there will always be questions as to what the future holds for this specific cryptocurrency. It is certainly possible that a TOR-based cryptocurrency could succeed, even though most people will acknowledge this protocol is not sufficient to provide actual anonymity to the public. It’s better than optional privacy, at least. Under the Hood DeepOnion has a lot of features which people […]
March 3, 2018

Rebel Bitcoiners in Ecuador Open First Crypto ATMs

The government of Ecuador launched an all-out war on cryptocurrency about four years ago, even going so far as to push its own state-backed version. With local lapdog media attempting to scare the country’s populace, something of a backlash has taken place. A rather brave group of bitcoiners have opened crypto automated teller machines (ATMs) in the nation’s capital, and the government is not happy. Also read: EU Losing Patience – Urges Global Crypto Regulation Bitcoiners in Ecuador Defy Ban Paz Gómez of Antigua Report notes, “The Ecuadorian government has been trying—and failing—to ban cryptocurrencies since 2014.” As a consolation, the government issued something akin, but state-backed – Dinero Electrónico. As with most such ventures, it quickly fizzled, and was later tossed to the private sector…where it has languished unused. At the beginning of this year, the government inadvertently showed its […]
March 3, 2018

Chile is Putting Energy Regulation on the Blockchain

In March, the Chilean National Energy Commission is set to adopt blockchain technology – a first for a public entity in the South American country. Warming up to the Blockchain’s Benefits Andrés Romero, the executive secretary of the National Energy Commission of Chile, has announced that the country’s regulatory entity will start using blockchain technology in March. According to PV Magazine, CNE will use the Open Energy platform (Energía Abierta) in order to “certify the quality and certainty of the open data of the national energy sector.” In doing so, CNE will officially become Chile’s first public entity to utilize the inherent benefits of blockchain technology. The blockchain technology to be used will assist CNE in authenticating “average market prices, marginal costs, fuel prices and the compliance with renewable energy law.” Romero has claimed that blockchain technology will secure CME’s energy […]
March 3, 2018

Shipowner.io Makes it Easier Than Ever to Own, Sell, and Buy Marine Assets Using Blockchain Tech

Shipowner.io: Making it easier to participate in the maritime industry’ Owning ships and other types of marine assets has long been the realm of the well-to-do, often beyond the financial means of the average Joe. Thus, Shipowner.io wishes to change this fact with their blockchain-based platform that tokenizes marine assets and services to make it both more convenient and cheaper. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article With the use of SHIP (Shipping Industry Participations) tokens, anyone and everyone will be given the ability to participate in any part of a capital structure backed by real-world maritime assets and services. This basically means that instead of using traditional financing avenues often employed in the maritime industry — which often go through middlemen such as banks, rich debtors and alternative financial institutions — the more democratic financial ecosystem of cryptocurrency can be […]
March 3, 2018

What Is the Santiment Network Token?

Trading cryptocurrencies is a very attractive opportunity, yet it’s also confusing to a lot of people. The Santiment Network is meant to address this problem. Its focus on market data feeds, newswires, and crowd sentiment insights for the blockchain world should lead to a more insightful and profitable way of trading blockchain assets moving forward. What is Santiment Exactly? It is evident the wisdom of the crowd plays a big role in the financial world. Opinions of so-called (and self-professed) experts have far less meaning these days. Harnessing the wisdom of the crowd, especially in the cryptocurrency world, remains a bit difficult. Santiment wants to deliver clarity with market sentiment-based content and data feeds which are not found anywhere else in the world. As such, everyone will be able to trade with confidence. How Does it Work in Reality? While it is […]
March 3, 2018

Blockchain in Retail: How Hamster Marketplace Ensures End-to-End Sales, Service, and Defect Tracking

Hamster Marketplace is a decentralized platform for the sale of unique and indie electronics with no middlemen. The foundational ideas of the project are direct partnership with device manufacturers, collective management of the platform by the vendors, as well as state-of-the-art advances in inventory, data analysis, and delivery tracking. The plan is to create several key systems that will favorably distinguish Hamster Marketplace from other platforms. These systems include a defect tracking system (Defect Rate), a smart data collection and arbitration system, and a mechanism to vet manufacturers at the earliest stage, when they first enter the platform. Each of these mechanisms is described in detail below. A System for Attracting and Vetting Manufacturers One of the key problems for modern internet retail platforms is the massive number of unscrupulous sellers. The conception for Hamster Marketplace includes working directly with […]
March 3, 2018

NYC Awarded Startup – Floss Bar – Drives Innovation Forward by Implementing Cryptocurrency

Dentacoin, the Blockchain project known as one of the emerging trends in the dental industry, announced yet another important partnership. The next company joining the global Dentacoin partner network is Floss Bar – a New York-based company created by Eva Sadej in 2017 to make routine dental care easily accessible to everyone. Floss Bar was recognized and awarded by the prestigious App Idea Awards 2017. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article About Floss Bar Floss Bar allows dental hygienists to freelance and schedule basic care – like cleaning, whitening, flossing, polishing – in the dental office where they now work, but in off-hours not used by the dentist. This is a win-win-win because the hygienists get extra work and income, the dentists create an additional revenue stream as they take a piece of the hygienists’ business, and the patients get […]
March 3, 2018

Huge Demand for Crypto Exchanges Creates Big Opportunities for Nauticus

With everyone from chemists to street sweepers piling into Bitcoin, cryptocurrency exchanges are struggling to keep up with demand. Exchanges worldwide are adding around 100,000 new users each day, even after the recent pullback in the Bitcoin price. The surge in sign-ups peaked in January and caused lengthy delays in verification. A number of top exchanges were forced to stop accepting new users, or to impose limits on new sign ups while they upgraded their systems to cope. Users flooded social media to complain of server downtime and painfully slow transactions. Binance had to put a cap on new users after 240,000 users signed up in a single hour. The exchange only opened in July 2017 but has since signed up 7 million users and has become so popular it sometimes trades more than $8 billion USD a day. In […]
March 3, 2018

Privacy Altcoin Zcash Announces First Network Update, ‘Not Expected’ To Be A Fork

Anonymity-oriented altcoin Zcash announces their network upgrade Overwinter, clarifying the transition is “not expected” to result in a hard fork #NEWS
March 3, 2018

Litecoin Price Inches up Again as Other Markets Struggle

Litecoin Price Inches up Again as Other Markets Struggle With all cryptocurrency markets in a very odd state once again, it will be interesting to see what the future holds. The Bitcoin price is moving up, yet half of the top 15 markets are losing value as of right now. The Litecoin price is one… The post Litecoin Price Inches up Again as Other Markets Struggle appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 3, 2018

Rate3 wants to empower a truly global payment and e-commerce network by making it fair, transparent and cheap

SINGAPORE – Rate3 aims to create a new global e-commerce ecosystem that ties consumers, merchants, suppliers and other intermediaries together with a native cryptocurrency that facilitates all transactions efficiently, cheaply and quickly. The cross-borders e-commerce payment space today is far from perfect. Firstly, transaction costs and time — especially for cross-border payments — are excessive and inefficient. Secondly, there is no fully transparent and tamper-free reputation systems to assess the trustworthiness of buyers and sellers. Card fraud, which remains as a main concern for online retailers, is costing online retail merchants billions of dollars today and is expected to rise to US$31.7 billion by 2020. Lastly, there is selective and deliberate exclusion from our financial systems today. This is especially prevalent and obvious in Southeast Asia (SEA): 73% of the 600 million SEA residents have no formal access to financial institutions. Rate3 wants to […]
March 3, 2018

Robotina – The Integral Power Solution of Tomorrow

About Robotina Robotina is a Slovenian company, which was founded in 1990, being intensely focused on the innovatory aspect of automation and control technology. By using their Internet of Things (IoT) enabled hardware, cloud software and other various technological solutions, the company has proved that it has only provided quality services in many different industries. Robotina’s employees have years of experience in their respective fields and business connections. Robotina has been involved in partnerships with big companies, Hitachi & Panasonic being just one of the names they have collaborated with. About the platform and the company’s goals The Robotina Platform will be a vertical, high-tech all-inclusive enabling solution, comprising of connected Internet of Things (IoT) elements and the Power Platform (PP). It will utilize Smart Rules, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies. The platform will run on cloud servers. The company […]
March 3, 2018

Zeroedge.Bet Casino Launches Pre-ICO, Offers 79% Discount for a Very Limited Time!

On February 28th, A unique blockchain based gambling platform ZeroEdge.Bet launched their Pre-ICO. The presale event will last until March 15th, 2018 or until the hard cap is reached which is set at only 1500 ETH. During the presale, investors will be able to purchase ZERO tokens with a 79% discount for a very limited time. ZERO token owners will be able to use it on the ZeroEdge.Bet platform to play 0% house edge games such as Blackjack, Video Poker and many others. ZERO tokens will also be used to place bets on the platform’s decentralized sports betting exchange which is expected to be launched in Q4,2018. Project’s development roadmap also includes a poker room and an open-source platform for building and operating your own customized games for which ZERO tokens will be required. One thing that really makes ZeroEdge.Bet […]
March 3, 2018

Wendy McElroy: Silence and Soul in the Crypto Cold War – the Evolution of Privacy

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 2: The Moral Imperative of Privacy Chapter 6: Privacy is a Prerequisite of Human Rights Silence and Soul in the Crypto Cold War: the Evolution of Privacy. Chapter 6, Section 3. “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself–anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called.” –George Orwell, 1984 Cryptography and […]
March 3, 2018

Monero Price Surpasses $350 Again

Monero Price Surpasses $350 Again The past few days have been pretty interesting for most cryptocurrency markets. The usual suspects are trying to gain momentum, yet failing for the most part. The Monero price, on the other hand, has not been talked about much, yet its gains are more than respectable. Even these past 24… The post Monero Price Surpasses $350 Again appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 3, 2018

US: TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund Becomes Yet Another Target Of SEC Crypto Probe

TechCrunch founder’s crypto fund is one of 80 crypto businesses targeted in the SEC’s ongoing crypto probe #NEWS
March 3, 2018

SP8DE, Online Gambling, and Blockchain

Online gambling represents one of the first industries to experiment with use of blockchain technology, as Bitcoin casinos represented one of the most widespread use cases of cryptocurrency in early years. However, despite the evolution of cryptocurrencies in recent years, the impact on gaming has been relatively minute. Fortunately, there is an upcoming project that seeks to revolutionize blockchain-based gambling. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article For many crypto-gambling enthusiasts, SP8DE, a decentralized platform for smart contract gaming, provides a next generation approach to an otherwise entirely unimpressive industry. SP8DE represents an blockchain geared to empower developers with intuitive tools to create an endless amount of gambling content. For users, SP8DE is a provably-fair gambling library interface, allowing the user to connect with other players and games in a universal hub. For everyone, SP8DE is cheap, efficient, massively scalable, and […]
March 3, 2018

Monero Price Surpasses $350 Again

The past few days have been pretty interesting for most cryptocurrency markets. The usual suspects are trying to gain momentum, yet failing for the most part. The Monero price, on the other hand, has not been talked about much, yet its gains are more than respectable. Even these past 24 hours, the Monero price gained another 11.82% in value. Monero Price is Pushing Hard Similar to what we saw in other cryptocurrency markets, the start of 2018 was not kind to the Monero price whatsoever, In fact, the Monero price saw some of the biggest losses in the entire top 15, even though things are looking up once again. After a few weeks of sideways trading, the XMR value eventually started rising to $250 again, which seemed to be the new stable floor for quite some time to come. Over […]
March 3, 2018

ICO Watchlist Report: Which Are the Most (and Least) Profitable ICOs of 2018 So Far?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) is fast becoming main stream just as the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology that power it. Disruptive enterprises and projects in the world of blockchain technology have decided to side-step regular venture capital funding processes and general crowd funding models to institute a crypto-community based system of funding start-ups and projects. And this method has proven worthwhile as very early stage companies have recorded successes in raising millions of dollars in just a couple of months. Playing in the already volatile space of cryptocurrencies and with the ICO investment market still being a relatively new one, it presents quite a risky investment option which requires that prospective investors properly understand the market prior-investing. But just as pertains with most investment instruments, ICOs are high-risk high-reward ventures. ICO Watchlist, a leading ICO listing platform that raises awareness to […]
March 3, 2018

Mexican Cryptocurrency Regulations Approved by Congress

Mexico’s bill to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges has been approved by the country’s lower house of Congress and is now awaiting the signature of President Enrique Pena Nieto to become law. Crypto operators have 12 months to comply, a local crypto exchange explained to news.Bitcoin.com. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Mexico’s Crypto Bill Approved Mexico’s bill to regulate the fintech sector, which includes rules on crowdfunding and cryptocurrency firms, has been approved by the country’s lower house of Congress, Reuters reported. In December of last year, this bill was approved by the country’s Senate. It is now waiting for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s signature. The bill “seeks to promote financial stability and prevent money laundering,” the news outlet described. The National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), the central bank, and the finance ministry will soon begin drafting “secondary laws, which will determine key […]
March 3, 2018

Coinbase Earned 43% of Its Annual Revenue in December

Word of mouth sent cryptocurrency investment to an all-time high at the end of last year, and Coinbase capitalized on it big time. As one of the easier sites on which to start buying crypto, it should come as no surprise that Coinbase was the platform of choice for thousands of new investors. Coinbase experienced a surge of investors like never before last winter, taking in 43% of its annual revenue in December alone. What’s the story behind this rise, and how will Coinbase remain competitive with Robinhood and other platforms? Why Coinbase? Coinbase has remained one of the more popular platforms for buying digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. This platform makes it easy for users to purchase cryptocurrency using a bank account or credit card with its simple mobile app or website. Though connected with GDAX, a real-time exchange with lower fees, Coinbase has arguably the best interface for beginners among all […]
March 3, 2018

Universal Crypto Debit Card: NAGA Announces Pre-registration for the first 10,000 Debit Cards

Development of a fully functional and universal crypto debit card development has been a requirement of the cryptocurrency circles for some time. Since most of the retailers and big box stores still don’t accept cryptocurrency as payment, the need for a debit card that can transact directly with fiat and crypto on the go is at its peak since cryptocurrency investors around the world have now reach historical levels. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article There is no direct way to make purchases from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies except the cumbersome process of converting it into fiat and then withdrawing into your bank account. So, with a potential solution now being rolled out, significant impact on the cryptocurrencies’ mainstream market penetration will be witnessed. NAGA’s new debit card is aiming to become that perfect crypto-fiat solution. NAGA’s Financial Ecosystem NAGA […]
March 3, 2018

8 Ways Telegram Thinks Its Own ICO Could Go Wrong

From tech flaws to regulatory interventions, a document sent to prospective investors in Telegram’s $2.5 billion token sale spells out the risks.
March 3, 2018

Bitcoin’s ‘Kimchi Premium’ Has All But Evaporated

CoinDesk data shows that the gap between South Korea’s bitcoin prices, and those shown by the global market, closed over the course of February.
March 3, 2018

Liechtenstein Bank Offers Account Holders Direct Crypto Investments

This week the private bank headquartered in the Principality of Liechtenstein, Bank Frick, announced its customers will now have the ability to directly invest in cryptocurrencies. According to the financial institution, the company will offer account holders the means to purchase fives different cryptocurrencies that will be held in cold storage using the bank’s platform. Also Read: Australian High School to Host Information Night on Cryptocurrencies  Bank Frick Offers Direct Crypto Purchases Held in Cold Storage for Euros, Dollars, and Swiss Francs Bank Frick is a banking firm based in Liechtenstein that offers private financial services for a wide array of international clientele. On February 28 the bank announced it was enabling direct cryptocurrency investment for customers and the digital assets will be kept in cold storage under the bank’s supervision. Bank Frick is initially offering five cryptocurrencies including bitcoin core, […]
March 3, 2018

Dubai To Launch Blockchain Marketplace For Tourism Industry ‘To Be 10 Years Ahead’

Dubai plans to launch a Tourism Blockchain Marketplace by 2020, giving travellers broader, more transparent access to the city’s tourist inventory #NEWS
March 3, 2018

ConnectJob Looks to Bring Blockchain Innovation to the $900 Billion Gig Industry

ConnectJob Announces Launch of Main Token Sale ConnectJob, a blockchain-based platform for freelance workers, has announced the launch of its main token sale — going live on February, 12th 2018. This is following a two-month long presale that began in the beginning of December 2017 and ended on February 11th of this year. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The startup has already raised over $7 million USD, surpassing the soft cap goal it set for itself at the onset of its fundraising efforts. The team hopes to continue its early success as it begins its journey to revolutionize the 900 billion dollar gig economy. Piecework is more popular than ever, with the contractor job market exponentially growing in size ever since the advent of the internet. By leveraging the advantages of digital matchmaking, workers are now able to offer […]
March 3, 2018

How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain are Changing Philanthropy: Expert Take

Because once you have enough money, money doesn’t matter, is the motto of charity fund started by an anonymous donor of 5,057 Bitcoins #EXPERT_TAKE
March 3, 2018

Japan: Registered Crypto Exchanges Join Forces To Self-Regulate Local Market

Japan’s 16 registered exchanges have come together to create a new self-regulatory body, operations to begin in April #NEWS
March 3, 2018

Credit Suisse and ING Transact $30.5 Million in Securities Using Blockchain Technology

Two important European Banks, Credit Suisse Group AG and ING Groep, have completed a $30.5 million securities transaction using blockchain technology. Again, banks are showing the utility that blockchain technology… Continue reading “Credit Suisse and ING Transact $30.5 Million in Securities Using Blockchain Technology” The post Credit Suisse and ING Transact $30.5 Million in Securities Using Blockchain Technology appeared first on .
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March 3, 2018

Litecoin Price Inches up Again as Other Markets Struggle

With all cryptocurrency markets in a very odd state once again, it will be interesting to see what the future holds. The Bitcoin price is moving up, yet half of the top 15 markets are losing value as of right now. The Litecoin price is one of the few rare exceptions in this regard. More specifically, we see the Litecoin price rise by 3.73% in the past 24 hours, pushing the value to just over $214. Litecoin Price Tries to Note Positive Momentum So far, it seems as if this weekend may turn out slightly catastrophic for most cryptocurrency markets once again. Even though the Bitcoin price is performing surprisingly well, most other top currencies are stuck in limbo as of right now. Litecoin is one of the few positive exceptions in this regard, although it seems to mainly mimic […]
March 3, 2018

PR: The Most Significant Event of March 2018! Don’t Miss out on Datarius Cryptobank ITO!

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. Less than a week is left until one of the major events of Spring 2018. On March 5 at 12:12 UTC Datarius, the first social p2p cryptobank, launches its Main ITO Round. The project has already experienced more than a year of preparatory work, attention from key personalities and companies, crypto-community support, highly successful pre-ITO round, gap analysis, a fivefold increase in the number of community members since the beginning of the year, and high ratings of the rating agencies. What is Datarius? Datarius is the first social p2p cryptobank. The main idea of ​​the […]
March 3, 2018

Thieves Steal 600 Bitcoin Mining Computers

The largest theft in Iceland’s history occurred recently when thieves stole 600 computers that were used for Bitcoin mining from data centers. When one hears of a crime ring pulling off major heists, the least likely location for such a circumstance would be the island nation of Iceland. The sparsely populated country of 348,680 people is most famous for being the birthplace of Bjork. However, Iceland was recently hit with its biggest crime wave ever as thieves stole 600 computers used for Bitcoin mining. Crypto Criminal Behaviour A gang of thieves orchestrated four rounds of thefts of computers used for Bitcoin mining. Police state that the computers were stolen from data centers in Iceland and that the crime wave is the largest one in the country’s history. Two of the thefts took place on the Reykjanes peninsula, The police commissioner […]
March 3, 2018

Talking About Decentralization Is Easy – Achieving It Is Hard

Browsing the latest cryptocurrency projects, it would be easy to conclude that decentralization is a panacea; a cure for humanity’s financial woes. It must be, surely, given that it’s a key tenet of every other new cryptocurrency and ICO. Without the gospel of decentralization, there would be no point in launching a blockchain version of Uber/Facebook/Airbnb or whatever web 2.0 platform is due for tokenization this week. Censorship-resistance is now reason enough to place a product on the blockchain it seems – even if that product has never been censored in the history of mankind. Also read: Most Cryptocurrencies Are More Centralized Than You Think Crypto Startups Are Craving the D It’s hard to say when the decentralization meme kicked in. Like all trends, it occurred gradually; insidiously. It wasn’t in Satoshi’s white paper, that’s for sure. Words such as […]
March 3, 2018

Dubai Promotes Blockchain Technology by Creating a Marketplace for Tourists

Governments and enterprises are searching different ways in order to benefit the most from blockchain technology. Now, Dubai has decided to announce the creation of a virtual Business-to-Business (B2B) Marketplace… Continue reading “Dubai Promotes Blockchain Technology by Creating a Marketplace for Tourists” The post Dubai Promotes Blockchain Technology by Creating a Marketplace for Tourists appeared first on .
March 3, 2018

Japan’s Self-Regulatory Body to Monitor its Cryptocurrency Market in April

A new self-regulatory body will start policing Japan’s cryptocurrency market next month as it works at bolstering trader confidence following the Coincheck hack. In a report from the Asian Nikkei Review, two trade groups representing 16 registered digital currency operators will work with the country’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), to create standards for trader safety. Guidelines will also be established for initial coin offerings (ICOs). According to the report, even though a name for the organisation has yet to be determined, it’s expected that it will become operational in April. Taizen Okuyama, who will serve as chairman, said that the aim is to ‘bring the entire cryptocurrency sector to bear on self-regulation.’ The creation of the self-regulating body comes after the hack at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck at the end of January. At the time, hackers were able […]
March 3, 2018

NEO Is Either a Raging Success or a Total Disaster

What to make of NEO? The Chinese blockchain is, on paper, the most successful Asian cryptocurrency project to date. It’s listed on most major exchanges, boasts high trading volume, hosts numerous ICOs and has smart contract functionality. Not everyone is impressed though. Critics have called NEO a centralized, expensive, and unusable disaster. So which interpretation is true? Also read: JP Morgan Chase Fears Crypto Is Disruptive Competition Success Lies in the Eye of the Beholder Da Hongfei NEO founder Da Hongfei is a man of few words. Despite having a Twitter following of 40,000, he’s tweeted just 71 times, averaging one message a month. On February 28, the CEO broke his silence to declare his satisfaction at having the first blockchain to be given an A-class rating by Weiss. The ratings agency has previously come in for criticism for awarding no […]
March 3, 2018

Liechtenstein’s Bank Frick is Offering Cryptocurrency Investments and Cold Storage

Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick is now giving its clients the ability to buy Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ripple, and Ethereum, while also promising to secure their cryptocurrency purchases from cyber attacks with backed-up cold-storage wallets. You Don’t Have to ‘Be Your Own Bank’ While many of Europe’s larger banks have taken a negative stance towards digital currencies, Bank Frick – a small independent family-run bank in Liechtenstein – is opening its doors to clients looking to invest in the young cryptocurrency market. Explained Chief Client Officer Hubert Büchel: Our services are in high demand from companies across Europe. The companies know that we reliably support them in implementing their cryptocurrency and blockchain business models in accordance with existing European regulations. Our goal is to bring crypto banking at least to the level of quality of classic banking. According to ZeroHedge, Bank Frick is also […]
March 3, 2018

New ‘Hack-Proof’ Security-Centric Phone Features Built-In Bitcoin Wallet

Mobile cybersecurity firm Sikur has unveiled “the first fully encrypted, hack-proof smartphone that can safely store cryptocurrencies.” The phone’s hardware and software were built from the ground up with a dedicated bitcoin wallet and a custom app store for high-security apps. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten ‘First Fully Encrypted, Hack-Proof Smartphone’ Sikur unveiled a new, security-centric smartphone this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Designed from scratch with security as the primary goal, the company claims that this phone is “the first fully encrypted, hack-proof smartphone that can safely store cryptocurrencies,” Engadget reported. The company has also created its own app store and an operating system called SikurOS, which is “a fork of Android,” the news outlet described. “Any third-party apps must be vetted and confirmed by the company before they’re available in an […]
March 3, 2018

How Blockchain is Enabling Locals to Monetize City Savviness

Just about everyone these days is looking to monetize their knowledge through posting content, hosting webinars, and becoming “thought-leaders” within a given niche. Personal brands have become a staple in the business arena as an increasing number of professionals seek to create a name by offering their accumulated wisdom. Yet it’s a fundamental truth that not everyone is destined to have a successful personal brand. And not everyone wants a successful personal brand; that’s a lot of work to make and maintain, and comes from a deep and passionate calling that is far from universal. Despite such desires or aversions, if given the chance, most would still admit that finding a way to earn some extra cash just by sharing what they already know sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Monetizing knowledge is quickly becoming a viable reality. Data continues […]
March 3, 2018

ICO StopTheFakes gets Highly Ranked by Experts

Prague, Czech Republic, March 02, 2018: Today StopTheFakes Ltd., the first copyright protection and anti-counteract blockchain-based project in the world, is proudly sharing with you the news on getting well received by industry experts. In the run-up to token sale (ICO) planned for March 21, 2018 (09:00 AM EST Time) there appear more and more positive reviews and opinions from experts in the press. For instance, ICObench rating agency аssigned StopTheFakes an average rating of 4,4 out of 5. 29 experts from the agency have analyzed ICO in general, the team, vision and product. ICO in general has been rated 5 out of 5. That is to say, StopTheFakes project has taken the third place among several hundred of other upcoming token sales. The founders of StopTheFakes have successfully passed ICO KYC Report procedure which attests to their impeccable business reputation. […]