January 10, 2018

The future of gaming is now

Xarcade’s Discounted Sale Offer is a defining event that will create a paradigm shift in the gaming industry Everyone remembers […] The post The future of gaming is now appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 10, 2018

VPN Provider Now Accepts Lightning Network Payments

During the first week of the new year, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been talking about the Lightning Network (LN). So far the protocol has surpassed 610 nodes and 1882 channels while many bitcoiners, businesses, and developers have tried the technology on both testnet and mainnet. This week the virtual private network (VPN) service Torguard initiated mainnet LN payments and claim transfers have close to zero fee settlements. Also read: New Monero Mining Malware Sends Proceeds to Kim Il Sung University, North Korea   Taking Lightning Transactions Further By Playing With Real Bitcoin The Lightning Network (LN) node count has surpassed 610 nodes this week, and most of the action is taking place on Bitcoin’s testnet. However, news.Bitcoin.com recently reported on the company Bitrefill completing the first “real” LN payment on Bitcoin’s mainnet. Programmer Alex Bosworth paid his phone bill with no […]
January 10, 2018

NEO Weekly News Roundup January 2018

The beginning new year has brought good news for the NEO environment. Since the January the 1st, different events are taking place and add interesting things to NEO and its… Continue reading “NEO Weekly News Roundup January 2018” The post NEO Weekly News Roundup January 2018 appeared first on .
January 10, 2018

Monero Support for the Ledger Hardware Wallet Inches Closer to Completion

The Monero community has been looking forward to hardware wallet integration for some time now. A community member is currently […] The post Monero Support for the Ledger Hardware Wallet Inches Closer to Completion appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 10, 2018

Kodak’s Cryptocurrency Is Already Being Presold

The company licensed by Kodak to use its name in conjunction with a new cryptocurrency has already begun pre-selling it ahead of a public initial coin offering (ICO).
January 10, 2018

Japan’s Fisco Launching Cryptocurrency Fund – Derivatives Products to Follow

Following the issuance of its bitcoin bond, Japanese investment research group Fisco Corporation is now launching a cryptocurrency fund. The company is also planning to offer derivative products as well as several other crypto-related services. Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to Collaborate on Curbing Crypto Trading Fisco Launching Crypto Fund Tokyo-based investment research group Fisco Corporation has announced the launch of a cryptocurrency fund. “It is being described as the first fund of its kind in Japan,” according to Nikkei. The fund will invest more than 300 million yen (~USD$2.67 million) in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as early as this month, the publication described. In addition, it will seek to profit from price differentials among domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges. The news outlet added: Fisco will invest its own money and raise capital from two other […]
January 10, 2018

New Voice for Crypto: Japanese Pop Group ‘Virtual Currency Girls’

J-Pop group, Virtual Currency Girls, to sing the virtues of cryptos. #HYPE
January 10, 2018

Novogratz Will Launch the First Cryptocurrency Merchant Bank

The advent of cryptocurrencies is triggering the creation of innovative business concepts and new Bitcoin-based financial instruments. Now, Michael Novogratz is starting a merchant bank, to be named Galaxy Digital, which will exclusively serve the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Merchant Bank Dedicated to Cryptocurrencies to Reshape the Finance World Michael Novogratz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Investment Partners, is planning to establish and make public the first merchant bank that will focus on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-related ventures. Novogratz has already proposed a Transaction to establish Galaxy Digital as a full service, digital assets merchant bank, which will concentrate in the following areas: distinct trading, asset management, principal investment, and advisory work. A Bloomberg undisclosed source said that Novogratz “envisions Galaxy Digital as the Goldman Sachs of crypto.” And to achieve this objective: Novogratz is putting substantially all of […]
January 10, 2018

South Korean FSC Seeks To Work With China, Japan On Cryptocurrency Regulation

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission seeks joint effort with regulators in China and Japan to prevent money laundering and other criminal activities related to cryptocurrency.
January 10, 2018

Ripple’s New Rippled Client Improves Ledger Scalability

Existing cryptocurrencies and digital assets need to keep upgrading their core software at all times. In the case of Ripple and XRP, a new Rippled client has been released. Version 0.81.0 introduces some big changes to improve overall scalability as well as a new recommended validator configuration. Users are advised to upgrade to this new version as soon as possible. All of this shows there’s room for further improvements as far as Ripple is concerned. Big Changes in the new Version of Rippled  Although software updates don’t get highlighted often, it’s always worth paying attention to what is going on with Ripple. This ecosystem has received a lot of interest in recent months, and its developers have been working hard to move things along. The new version of Rippled contains some big changes which will help take this project to a whole new level […]
January 10, 2018

ARK Listed on Cyrpto Exchange OKEx, Available for Immediate Trading and Giveaways

All-in-one blockchain solution and crypto token ARK is now the latest currency to be registered on digital currency exchange OKEx. Widely seen as the benchmark for the online Bitcoin futures industry, OKEx has served millions of clients from over 100 countries worldwide, with more than half originating from China. The robust platform has carved out a respectable name for itself in the industry and represents a strong partner for ARK’s potential on the open market. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article France-based ARK harbours ambitions of creating a user-centric platform with mass consumer adoption in mind. This “all-in-one” blockchain solution hopes to introduce an ecosystem of linked blockchains and a virtual spider web of endless use cases that will make ARK extremely flexible, adaptable and scalable for users, developers and start ups with innovative blockchain tech. How the ARK Project […]
January 10, 2018

Initial Country Offering as Next Big Thing For ICOs: Expert Blog

Country ICOs – will we finally see it in 2018? A new trend of Country-as-a-Service is coming. #EXPERT BLOG
January 10, 2018

Bittrex Will Delist TRIG as Parent Company Blocksafe Prepares for Public Trading

It doesn’t happen all that often that exchange-traded cryptocurrencies turn into public stocks all of a sudden. In fact, this may have never happened before in the nine-year history of cryptocurrencies. Blocksafe is setting a very interesting precedent in this regard; that much is evident. The company is being removed from Bittrex because its shares will start trading on Nasdaq very soon. It’s a rather interesting development which few people had ever expected to see. A Solid Change for Blocksafe and TRIG For those unfamiliar with the Blocksafe project, allow us to briefly recap what this company does. Its bread and butter is the creation of a so-called global defense network utilizing blockchain technology. It will power the future of innovation in the world of enhanced defense technology. More specifically, Blocksafe claims to be the world’s first decentralized blockchain network for sensor-based systems. It’s quite the ambition to […]
January 10, 2018

Top-20 Best Inspirational Reading for Cryptocommunity

Discover 20 reading experiences that won’t leave you half-hearted. For crypto gurus, fintech fans and for all enthusiasts about the innovations. #NEW YEAR SPECIAL
January 10, 2018

Kodak Debuts Bitcoin Miner as Blockchain Pivot Juices Stock Price

Kodak has licensed its name to a new bitcoin mining product.
January 10, 2018

Warren Buffett: Cryptocurrencies Will Come to a ‘Bad Ending’

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said cryptocurrencies would come to a “bad ending” in a new interview Wednesday.
January 10, 2018

Press The Button, Get Scammed: Kodak Bitcoin Miner Branded ‘Blatant Lie’

Embattled photography giant Kodak has released a Bitcoin miner which has already earnt “scam” accusations from the Bitcoin industry. ‘The Dumbest Thing I’ve Seen At CES’ In an unlikely move by the company, which sought to change direction after financial problems brought it to the brink of collapse, the new Kodak ASIC KashMiner promises a $9000 dividend on a two-year contract. Along with the hardware, Kodak announced it would also launch an ICO for its new cryptocurrency dubbed KodakCoin. The range was revealed at the CES technology event in Las Vegas this week. Despite shares in Eastman Kodak jumping 44% after the reveal, tech sources remained highly skeptical, with journalist Christ Hoffmann calling the offering “the dumbest thing I’ve seen at CES” and Bitcoin author Saifedean Ammous labelling it outright as a “scam.” Kodak is selling a Bitcoin miner where […]
January 10, 2018

Down But Not Out: Ripple Bulls May Regain the Upper Hand

Down But Not Out: Ripple Bulls May Regain the Upper Hand The 50 percent decline of Ripple’s XRP token from the record highs may have strengthened the bears, but chart analysis indicates further downside may be limited. As per data source OnChainFX, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has depreciated by 16.85 percent in the… The post Down But Not Out: Ripple Bulls May Regain the Upper Hand appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 10, 2018

Miami Bitcoin Conference Stops Accepting Bitcoin Due to Fees and Congestion

Next week the popular cryptocurrency event, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) will be hosted in downtown Miami at the James L Knight Center, January 18-19. However, bitcoin proponents got some unfortunate news this week as the event organizers have announced they have stopped accepting bitcoin payments for conference tickets due to network fees and congestion. Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to Collaborate on Curbing Crypto Trading TNABC Closes Ticket Payments Using Bitcoin Bitcoin settlement times, and the fee market associated with transactions, have become a hot topic these days as on-chain fees have risen to $30-60 per transaction. These issues have made it extremely difficult for businesses to operate, and many merchants have stopped accepting bitcoin for services and goods altogether. Just recently the tech giant Microsoft announced temporarily removing the “redeem bitcoin” button […]
January 10, 2018

Warren Buffet Admits Ignorance While Slamming Cryptocurrencies

Warren Buffet thinks Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will definitely come to a bad end, but admits his ignorance on the topic. #NEWS
January 10, 2018

Decentralization and Transparency in Lotteries: Fire Lotto Launches Lottery Platform

We are witnessing a healthy growth of decentralized blockchain-based lotteries and other fair games being launched, particularly on the Ethereum blockchain. The main idea is the same and that is to make lotteries popular, make its code open-source and render the whole system transparent along with respectable odds to win. The lottery industry is worth billions of dollars with popular names like Lotto in UK, Powerball in USA, etc keep coming to our minds but there are persistent problems with these lotteries as everything is kept under the wraps and unjust taxes have to be paid on every lottery win. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The business is also very consolidated and old brands are systematically helped by governments both at the state and the federal level. So, unadulterated lotteries in the conventional model are extremely rare. Naturally blockchain […]
January 10, 2018

Should NewYorkCoin Be Trusted?

Over the past few years, we have seen multiple cryptocurrencies which were only meant to work within a specific area. Auroracoin is by far the most notorious example, and it ultimately failed to gain any real traction. NewYorkCoin, also known as NYCoin, is the latest attempt to achieve a similar goal. However, this project raises a lot of red flags, and the team’s intentions may be far less honorable than one would assume at first. People always have to be wary when it comes to projects like these, for obvious reasons. NewYorkCoin Seems Rather Shady Enthusiasts who have kept an eye on the developments in New York will know this state isn’t too welcoming when it comes to cryptocurrencies. More specifically, New York state is one of the more regulatory-hostile places in the US when it comes to Bitcoin and similar currencies. Ever since BitLicense […]
January 10, 2018

Venezuela Parliament Calls President’s $5.9 bln Petro Cryptocurrency ‘New Fraud’

Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency is a “fraud” and “tailor-made for corruption,” its parliament has said. #NEWS
January 10, 2018

Blockchain-based Voise Platform Releases Masternodes on the Ethereum Network

The idea of a decentralized music platform is certainly not a new one. It was all the rage once the capabilities of blockchain were fully realized by developers and the public itself. As the blockchain-based music industry expanded, the debate started on how to develop a perfect music sharing platform that will incentivize other people for maintenance of distributed servers and invest in the development in the first phase. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article There were some who favored a true blockchain-based solution. For example, every node gives a part of its storage to the network as part of the deal and thus they all benefit from it. It is good in theory, but not in practicality for just a music-based blockchain. So Voise, a blockchain-based music platform decided to deploy a system of masternodes on the Ethereum blockchain […]
January 10, 2018

Michael Novogratz $400 Million Bet: Form Giant Crypto Merchant Bank

Billionaire investor Michael Novogratz pulled back from bitcoin toward the end of last year, citing market volatility, and ultimately scrapped his much-anticipated crypto hedge fund as a result. He’s since returned with a market-defining announcement of plans to open a full service crypto merchant bank, which some are describing as the ecosystem’s Goldman Sachs, and he’s betting his entire $400 million worth of crypto assets on the ambitious project. Also read: Bitcoin’s Amazing 9th Birthday! Michael Novogratz is All-In The new year kicked off with a bang in only its second full week, as Canada-based Bradmer Pharmaceuticals revealed an ambitious partnership with famed investor Michael Novogratz to create what amounts to a crypto merchant bank, Galaxy Digital Holding. Embargoed against US newswires, the cumbersomely announced title, Galaxy Digital, First Coin and Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Announce Business Combination and Establishment of Blockchain, […]
January 10, 2018

Coinbase: Massive Buy Demand Caused Bitcoin Cash Launch Hiccups

Coinbase has blamed overwhelming demand from buyers for issues experienced during its launch of bitcoin cash trading last month.
January 10, 2018

Australia Creates Tax Taskforce to Monitor Crypto Traders

The government of Australia is eyeing crypto traders as it establishes a taskforce to ensure tax compliance. If there’s one thing that’s near and dear to the hearts of national governments, it’s taxes. The gathering (and spending!) of revenue is what keeps the wheels of government turning. Of course, some cynical folks would say spending taxpayer money ensures that palms are greased and votes are bought. No matter the case, governments frown at any attempt to circumvent paying taxes, which is where cryptocurrency comes into play. Australia is the latest country to begin working on keeping a closer eye on crypto transactions for tax purposes. Nobody Escapes the Tax Man Due to its decentralized nature, cryptocurrency does pose some tracking and taxation challenges for governments. The Australian government is worried that people are not paying their fair share of taxes […]
January 10, 2018

Blockchain-based Kibo Lotto Thanks Token Holders by Distributing $13 Mln

Blockchain-based lottery platform Kibo has made a number of recent announcements regarding their platform and the current fund distribution plan. #SPONSORED
January 10, 2018

Wall Street Strategist Tom Lee Says Bitcoin Could ‘Easily Double’ in 2018

Bitcoin could well surpass $20,000 in 2018, according to Wall Street strategist Tom Lee. #NEWS
January 10, 2018

Introducing MDL Talent Hub: The Decentralized Marketplace and Ecosystem for Talent

The modern economy is moving away from manual labour and effort-intensive jobs, and has been doing so for some time. There is actually a website that tells anyone how much likely he is to lose his job in the next five years or so to automation! Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Retailers, cashiers, drivers, and other easily automated jobs are going to be lost in the coming years and it will be a challenge for the economy to be able to sustain this many number of mid-career workers and the influxes into other careers. It won’t be like the first industrial revolution in which out-of-work people were simply shifted to new factories where they could do the same manual labor. This time, it will be far more difficult as manufacturing is slowing down and also being automated. So, people […]
January 10, 2018

Down But Not Out: Ripple Bulls May Regain the Upper Hand

The 50 percent decline of Ripple’s XRP token from the record highs may have strengthened the bears, but further downside may be limited.
January 10, 2018

Streamity to launch smart contract P2P cryptocurrency exchange

A new P2P cryptocurrency exchange service Streamity is set to launch a powerful P2P cryptocurrency exchange platform. This service is based on the smart contract for secure exchange…. Streamity to launch smart contract P2P cryptocurrency exchange was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 10, 2018

KROPS: Farmers Have a New Hope

KROPS: Farmers Have a New Hope   If We’ll Need a 70% Increase in Food Production by 2050, Farmers Will Need a Helping Hand   Luckily, they have one. If you haven’t heard of KROPS yet, you will. The KROPS app is empowering farmers all over the world to, for the first time, run the… The post KROPS: Farmers Have a New Hope appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 10, 2018

Kodak Announces ICO, KODAKOne, and KODAKCoin

Parallels between cryptocurrency adoption now and internet adoption in the nineties are becoming more apparent every day. Even companies with storied pasts and friction-filled relationships with the digital age are beginning to look into how cryptocurrencies can benefit them. The most recent example of this involves Kodak and its ICO. That’s right, the photography company founded in 1888 is going to hold an ICO. Say “I want to adopt cryptocurrencies into my business model!” *SNAP* While that’s a bit of a mouthful, the sentiment is the same – it leaves smiles on many faces, particularly those of Kodak shareholders. Upon the announcement, the price per share skyrocketed to crypto-esque levels. It was an enormous 44% move for the under-10 dollar stock. This is part of an overall trend we are seeing in today’s markets. We just cannot get enough of all things […]
January 10, 2018

Kodak’s Baffling Blockchain Plan For Image Rights Management

On Tuesday, the company announced KODAKOne, a blockchain-based platform that aims to assist photographers with the registration and licensing of their work, along with a token offering. Some are questioning the strategy.
January 10, 2018

Wi-Fi Alliance Announces the WPA3 Security Standard

In the world of technology and security, there is plenty of room for improvements and upgrades. Especially when it comes to wireless internet connectivity, the number of problems to be solved is quite significant. The new WPA3 standard may finally help to shake things up a bit. The Wi-Fi Alliance is quite confident this new standard will replace WPA2 very quickly and improve all wireless internet security. A Brief Introduction to WPA3 Over the past few years, multiple Wi-Fi standards have come and gone. Every new iteration provided more security without sacrificing convenience or user-friendliness. In fact, most people don’t even remember when WPA32 was first introduced, as it has become such a common standard these days. Moreover, most devices which connect to the internet wirelessly are more than capable of supporting the WPA2 standard without any issues. When the new WPA3 standard […]
January 10, 2018

ZenCash partners with IOHK for development upgrades

ZenCash, the privacy coin for borderless, decentralized communications and transactions, has today announced its collaboration with IOHK, a leading blockchain research, and development company, to promote private and… ZenCash partners with IOHK for development upgrades was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 10, 2018

Viuly Records Highest Transaction Volume on Ethereum Network With Its Video Sharing Platform Token, VIU

Decentralized video sharing platform, Viuly, has marked off yet another achievement by recording the highest transaction volume on Ethereum blockchain. Viuly’s VIU token is now ranked the number 1 most transacted token on Ethereum network. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The adoption of the VIU token is taking the crypto community by surprise. According to the latest report by Ethplorer, VIU now ranks it number 1 of the top 50 tokens by transaction count on the Ethereum blockchain — a pleasant surprise for development team. This development follows its widely successful airdrop campaign of 458 million VIU tokens freely distributed to about 900,000 unique Ethereum users, resulting in the creation of almost a million potential new users on Viuly’s video sharing platform. Anyone who had some ETH in their ERC20 compatible Ethereum wallets on November 5th when the snapshot […]
January 10, 2018

Thailand’s Regulators Allow Bitcoin Futures Trading

Investors in Thailand can now trade bitcoin futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. The country’s financial authorities say that these instruments should be offered in Thailand and one company is already offering them to their customers. Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to Collaborate on Curbing Crypto Trading Bitcoin Futures Trading Available Now Phillip Securities Thailand Ltd. announced on Monday the launch of its bitcoin futures trading services for investors wanting to invest in bitcoin futures listed on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), local publications reported. Apisak Vongvanij, head of global markets at Phillip Securities Thailand, explained that customers “must apply for the company’s global derivatives service,” the Bangkok Post detailed. This service, launched 6 years ago, allows them to trade futures on […]
January 10, 2018

Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018

The landscape for tokens and ICOs will change this year, but the effects might be farther reaching and more impactful on society than you’d think.
January 10, 2018

Overstock Payments Glitch Mixes Up Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash: Report

Online retail giant Overstock.com has reportedly experienced a bug that meant it mixed up payments made in two different cryptocurrencies.
January 10, 2018

Downside Exposed? Bitcoin Continues Slide to Below $14K

Bitcoin is looking weaker on charts today, courtesy of a three-day losing streak, and could drop even lower in coming days.
January 10, 2018

North Korea Could be Using Monero to Combat Money Woes

A security firm has found evidence that North Korea may be using mining software to obtain Monero and transfer it to a Pyongyang university. Running a regime while sidestepping pesky sanctions is an expensive endeavor and one that North Korea seems to have plenty of experience in. However, according to a California-based cybersecurity firm, cryptocurrency could be a cost-effective solution. Sneaky Monero Mining ABC News recently reported that the firm, AlienVault, discovered a crypto mining software application, which appeared to be created last month, being unknowingly installed on victims’ computers. The mined crypto in question, Monero, was then transferred to Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang. However, to play devil’s advocate, this university also has international students and lecturers, and not just those from North Korea. Cryptocurrency may be getting quietly channeled to North Korea university: Report #Monero https://t.co/PnEj44jRsg pic.twitter.com/xR6xAsK5QV — […]
January 10, 2018

Guide: How To Buy Red Pulse (RPX) From KuCoin Exchange

Red Pulse (RPX) is a research platform for China’s economy and capital markets built on the NEO blockchain. It’s set out to block out false rumors and information about any… Continue reading “Guide: How To Buy Red Pulse (RPX) From KuCoin Exchange” The post Guide: How To Buy Red Pulse (RPX) From KuCoin Exchange appeared first on .
January 10, 2018

BTC, BCH Mix-Up on Overstock Gave Customers Huge Potential Profits

For three weeks Overstock mixed up Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash payments via their Coinbase integration, accidentally opening up the potential for customers to profit, independent researcher reports. #BRIEF
January 10, 2018

TRON Price Keeps Getting Battered as $0.11 Doesn’t Turn Into Support

The good old saying “when it rains, it pours” is certainly applicable to cryptocurrencies. Every time Bitcoin sheds value, the rest of the market will turn into a sea of red numbers. Even without Bitcoin’s shenanigans, the TRON price has no momentum going up to $0.25 right now. In fact, it keeps dropping even further as more time progresses. The latest TRON price decline comes in the form of another 22.67% setback over the past 24 hours. What is the Deal With the TRON Price? That is the question a lot of people are asking themselves right now. More specifically, there has been zero positive momentum all week long, and it seems things could only get worse as more time progresses. Thanks to another 22.067% dip over the past 24 hours, it is evident all of the good momentum pushing […]
January 10, 2018

Equipping Youth: South African Business School Accepts Bitcoin

Allowing its students to pay for their education, a South African business school believes it is making itself more accessible to the next generation of learners and Bitcoiners. #ADOPTION
January 10, 2018

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange sets February date for RKT token sale

Aiming to be a leading blockchain asset trading destination and token sale platform, the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) today announced its upcoming public token sale event will commence… Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange sets February date for RKT token sale was published on CryptoNinjas.
January 10, 2018

Not All Doom and Gloom for Chinese Bitcoin Miners

China’s Bitcoin miners are doing just fine, and could withstand both regulatory constraints and a massive Bitcoin price correction due to cheap energy costs. #MINING
January 10, 2018

Crypto Market In Red, Total Market Cap Down $100 Bln Since Monday

Crypto market down, top 10 coins up to 17% losses this morning. #NEWS
January 10, 2018

Microsoft Resumes Bitcoin Payments After Halt Over ‘Instability’

Tech giant Microsoft is once more accepting bitcoin payments after it halted transactions in the cryptocurrency last week.
January 10, 2018

Venezuela’s Planned Petro Cryptocurrency ‘Illegal,’ Says Congress

Venezuela’s opposition-run congress has declared that a planned new oil-backed cryptocurrency called the petro is illegal.
January 10, 2018

Bitcoin Fees Near-Zero as Company Launches Mainnet Lightning Payments

Anonymous VPN service TorGuard has become one of the first consumer businesses to accept Lightning Network (LN) payments for Bitcoin. ‘Testnet Is So Boring’ In messages on Twitter staff since appeared to back up privately, TorGuard confirmed users can now pay for its services in Bitcoin using Lightning, significantly reducing transaction times and fees. The news makes the company a pioneer of Bitcoin mainnet LN payments after the technology debuted as a testnet interface last month. “Disclaimer: c-lightning is not production ready. TorGuard will cover loss of funds when sending us LN payments. Testnet is so boring,” tweets added. Disclaimer: c-lightning is not production ready. TorGuard will cover loss of funds when sending us LN payments. Testnet is so boring. — TorGuard (@TorGuard) January 8, 2018 One Transaction = One Satoshi? Excited community members reacted broadly positively to a customer […]
January 10, 2018

Propy to Give 50,000 PRO Tokens at World Crypto Economic Forum Hackathon

Propy, which aims to become the world’s first international real-estate marketplace, will donate 50,000 PRO tokens as rewards at the upcoming World Crypto Economic Forum’s Blockchain Hackathon. The company’s CEO… Continue reading “Propy to Give 50,000 PRO Tokens at World Crypto Economic Forum Hackathon” The post Propy to Give 50,000 PRO Tokens at World Crypto Economic Forum Hackathon appeared first on .
January 10, 2018

Kodak Stock Price Raises After Unveiling KodakCoin

Kodak, the company known for its photographic past, has announced the creation of a new cryptocurrency named KodakCoin. With this virtual currency the company wants to power the new platform… Continue reading “Kodak Stock Price Raises After Unveiling KodakCoin” The post Kodak Stock Price Raises After Unveiling KodakCoin appeared first on .
January 10, 2018

Post-ICO Review: What Happens to the Tokens of the Largest ICOs?

Up to 870% returns in average within 3-4 months – that is how the five largest ICO ended the year of 2017.
January 10, 2018

Ethereum Price Peaks Above $1,300 as Market cap Inches Closer to Bitcoin’s

It is safe to say the cryptocurrency ecosystem is anything but stable right now. With Bitcoin still struggling for momentum, altcoins will struggle quite a bit as well. The one thing that sheds an interesting light on this entire debacle is Ethereum. More specifically, the Ethereum price keeps moving up every single day. Moreover, Ethereum now has over half the market cap of Bitcoin, which is a rather impressive feat. Ethereum Price Rises yet Again Very few people had expected to see Ethereum come close to Bitcoin in market cap. Although similar discussions first became apparent about a year ago, the situation has changed quite a bit ever since. In fact, it seemed as if the so-called “flippening” would never materialize after all. Especially with Bitcoin’s market cap growing to over $200bn and Ethereum remaining below $100bn. Things always have […]
January 10, 2018

Blockchain Applications for All Walks of Life

Blockchain technology isn’t just used to power cryptocurrencies, it is applicable to a wide variety of functions. #FINTECH
January 10, 2018

Beyond the Red Tape: The Path Ahead for Token Sales

Mason Borda is a tech entrepreneur focusing on blockchain infrastructure and security. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of TokenSoft Inc, a crypto treasury management and white label token sale platform. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. It began with some source code and a white paper. Bitcoin, […]
January 10, 2018

Microsoft Restores Bitcoin Payments

Tech giant Microsoft has resumed accepting Bitcoin as payment for media on their Windows and Xbox stores. Microsoft Resumes Accepting Bitcoin as Quickly as It Stops Microsoft will allow consumers to redeem Bitcoin to deposit funds in exchange for content once again. The restoration comes shortly after the company discreetly suspended the form of payment amid rising transaction fees and concerns over the currency’s volatility. Microsoft first began accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment in 2014, but this isn’t the first time they’ve decided to stop. Similar incidents occurred in 2015, as well as 2016, before happening once more this week. Microsoft cited concerns for the similar volatile conditions of Bitcoin they had in the past when justifying their position this week. When Bitcoin is used as the payment method, Microsoft only allows users to access games, movies, and […]
January 10, 2018

Kodak Stock Jumps 60% After Announcing Plans to Launch Own Cryptocurrency, KodakCoin

130-year old Eastman Kodak saw stocks jump 60% following the announcement that it is creating its own cryptocurrency, called KodakCoin. Kodak Joins the Crypto Revolution with KodakCoin Numerous companies have rushed to jump aboard the cryptocurrency and blockchain bandwagon as interest in the technologies continues to increase. Kodak Eastman Co. is the latest company to venture into this new, retail territory with the announcement of KodakCoin: a cryptocurrency intended for the needs of photographers. KodakCoin cryptocurrency will be launched along with the KodakOne Platform and will create an “encrypted, digital ledger of rights ownership for photographers”, allowing artists to license new and old work on the platform. Kodak hopes the coin will curb the use of unlicensed images and allow artists to receive the payment they deserve for their work. Other projects, such as Stream Token, have attempted to address the […]
January 10, 2018

Venezuela’s Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Declared Illegal

The Venezuelan parliament has declared the oil-backed cryptocurrency created by President Nicolas Maduro illegal and in violation of the country’s Constitution. Maduro’s decree to create the national cryptocurrency, the petro, has been declared null and void. Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to Collaborate on Curbing Crypto Trading Venezuelan Parliament Declared Petro Illegal The National Assembly of Venezuela on Tuesday declared the country’s upcoming oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, illegal. Venezuelan parliamentarians unanimously voted “absolute nullity on the issuance of the petro cryptocurrency,” El Universal reported and quoted Deputy Carlos Valero announcing: This Assembly tells the world that the cryptocurrency the government wants to issue is illegal, and this parliament will come out in front to prevent public opinion [from] falling into that trap. Deputy Williams Dávila added that the parliamentarians denounced the petro, asserting that the […]
January 10, 2018

Kodak Rent Out Self Branded Bitcoin Mining Rig In Return For Half The Rewards

Kodak Rent Out Self Branded Bitcoin Mining Rig In Return For Half The Rewards Worlds most well know Camera producer announced they were to get into Cryptocurrency this week seeing a 100% gain in it’s stock value. At a the recent CES technology trade show in Las Vegas, representatives from Kodak were handing out fliers for a new service they will be providing with their partners Spotlite. According to Business Insider: Kodak and Spotlite are asking potential customers to sign a two-year deal and pay $3,400 upfront to rent the mining machines, which are used to support the bitcoin network and create new bitcoins. As part of the agreement, Spotlite gets to keep half of all proceeds the machines generate by mining bitcoin. Spotlite and Kodak estimate customers will earn $375 a month — making $9,000 overall over the two-year […]
January 10, 2018

Kodak Getting Into Bitcoin Mining

Kodak, a legacy photography company synonymous with the last century, is to launch its own cryptocurrency, Kodakcoin. Not content with holding an ICO, the company has also decided to get into cryptocurrency mining in what’s been interpreted as a desperate bid to stay relevant. The news, unveiled at CES 2018 on Wednesday, goes down as one of the strangest stories yet in a month that’s been filled with crypto oddities. Also read: JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon Regrets his ”Bitcoin is a Fraud” Statement Kodak Enjoys Its Kodak Moment In a week in which an altcoin for the dental industry neared a $2 billion market cap and messaging app Telegram unveiled a 132-page white paper, the notion of Kodak launching its own ICO doesn’t seem that outlandish. Reinventing itself as a cryptocurrency mining firm into the bargain though is a curveball that […]
January 10, 2018

Microsoft Removes Bitcoin as Payment Option for Microsoft Store

Microsoft Corporation has removed the ‘Bitcoin’ payment option from its active payment instruments, despite earlier support from Bill Gates. #NEWS
January 10, 2018

Quebec Lures Cryptocurrency Miners as China Sours on Industry

Cheap and abundant electricity, cold weather and a stable political climate are making the Canadian province attractive to bitcoin mining operators.
January 10, 2018

Seagate Stock Rises 12% After Reported Investment In Ripple

Hard disk maker Seagate’s stock has risen up to 12% after a report surfaced claiming the company may hold several billion dollars worth of Ripple’s XRP. The report has not been confirmed by either company. Seagate is best known for their hard disks, offering data storage solutions for a wide range of consumers. A new report, however, suggests the company may soon be known as an early investor in Ripple’s XRP and a pioneer in cryptocurrency. XRP, also called Ripple, is currently the third top cryptocurrency in the world with a market cap of approximately $90 billion according to Coin Market Cap. The coin was created with the inception of the Ripple network, and the company behind it currently owns 61% of the 100 billion XRP coins in existence. XRP’s recent increase in value, over %1,000 in the past year, recently challenged […]
January 10, 2018

Binance (BNB/BTC) Technical Analysis for 01/10/2018 – Signs of Hesitation

Binance has previously broken out of a descending triangle on a long-term time frame and has sustained the bullish momentum. […] The post Binance (BNB/BTC) Technical Analysis for 01/10/2018 – Signs of Hesitation appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.