May 23, 2018

Bitcoin in Politics: Fellow Democrats Clash Over Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations

Two Democratic nominees in a California Congressional race clash over accepting donations in the form of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The result is an incredibly misleading ad that says Bitcoin fans are for drug deals and human trafficking. Fellow Democrats Dave Min and Brian Forde clashed over accepting cryptocurrencies as donations while running for California’s 45th Congressional race. Forde is promoted by the media as amongst the earliest politicians to start accepting cryptocurrencies as donations. With that said, Bitcoin, as well as other cryptocurrencies, have made their way into mainstream politics over the last couple of years. Back in September 2017, Austin Petersen, a Senate candidate in Missouri also began accepting Bitcoin for campaign contributions. Cryptocurrency and politics is a relatively new phenomenon. Winston Edmonson, a four-time mayoral candidate in the Texas city of Lewisville, proposed the issuance of a […]
May 23, 2018

Norway and England Contemplate Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

The central banks of Norway and England have published reports exploring different models for central bank-issued cryptocurrencies. By contrast, Federal Reserve governor, Lael Brainard, recently expressed her opposition to central bank cryptocurrencies – claiming that such would result in broad “macroeconomic consequences.” Also Read: Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies Decline of Cash Prompts Norwegian Central Bank to Consider Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency A new report prepared by a working group of Norges Bank has indicated that Norway’s central bank is contemplating the development of a central bank-issued cryptocurrency. The report states that “A decline in cash usage has prompted us to think about whether at some future date a number of new attributes that are important for ensuring an efficient and robust payment system and confidence in the monetary system will be needed,” adding “If the answer is yes, a […]
May 23, 2018

Security token pipeline of OpenFinance Network (OFN) swells

OpenFinance Network (OFN), a trading platform for tokenized securities, has recently announced partnerships with key blockchain-focused industry players, including Harbor, Republic, Securitize and Science Blockchain. Through these relationships and listing agreements, OFN currently has a listing pipeline of 130+ security tokens with a total market cap of $6B+. Security token pipeline of OpenFinance Network (OFN) swells
May 23, 2018

ZenCash now tradable on Asian exchange Binance

ZenCash, the privacy coin for borderless, decentralized communications and transactions, has announced that it is now tradable on Binance, a leading cryptocurrency exchange with a significant market share across Asia. ZenCash now tradable on Asian exchange Binance
May 23, 2018

Bank Of America Issued US Patent For Blockchain Security Regulated By Time, Tagging, And Tokens

Bank of America has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a system that uses time and native security tokens to control access and security for subcomponents of blockchains.
May 23, 2018

Tom Lee Holds to $25,000 Bitcoin Price Prediction, Cites Three Supporting Factors

Tom Lee explains why he believes Bitcoin will reach $25,000, even though the leading cryptocurrency is down 41 percent this year
May 23, 2018

IBM Announces Creation Of 1,800 New Jobs At European Tech Summit

IBM plans to hire for positions in AI, IoT, cloud computing, and blockchain. France is ready to welcome the new jobs.
May 23, 2018

Korea’s Korbit delists DASH, XMR, ZEC, REP, STEEM

Korean cryptocurrency exchange Korbit announced that they will be bidding farewell, delisting and terminating the buy and sell functions for the following tokens: DASH, XMR, ZEC, REP, and STEEM. Korea’s Korbit delists DASH, XMR, ZEC, REP, STEEM
May 23, 2018

Tim Draper: Blockchain Could Free Individuals From Inefficient Governments

Venture capitalist and investor Tim Draper said that blockchain could create the perfect government bureaucracy
May 23, 2018

Abele Group to launch full service digital custodian

The Abele Group, an international fintech company leading the financial industry into the digital age has announced its global launch and unique approach to the financial industry with blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. Abele Group to launch full service digital custodian
May 23, 2018

Switzerland Seeks Study on Issuing E-Franc Cryptocurrency

It seems not all countries have given up on the idea of creating their own national cryptocurrencies. For Switzerland, the current plan of action involves looking into a state-backed “e-franc”. The Swiss government may commission a report on the risks and opportunities associated with launching such a cryptocurrency in the future. The Swiss E-Franc Plan Over the past few years, various countries and central banks have made it clear that they are contemplating issuing national cryptocurrencies. So far, most of those plans have been put on the back burner indefinitely, but that doesn’t mean all governments have given up on the idea. Switzerland, a country which appears to be pro-cryptocurrency, is currently looking into creating an e-franc cryptocurrency. For those unaware, Switzerland is one of the European countries which don’t use the euro. Instead, all day-to-day transactions are still conducted using the Swiss franc. This currency has experienced a significant increase […]
May 23, 2018

Thai Bank Pilots Cross-Border Transaction Using Blockchain

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya successfully piloted a cross-border transaction using its own blockchain interledger, it announced Tuesday.
May 23, 2018

What Is txTenna?

Even though Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are innovative, they all share a major weakness. People who cannot access the internet for whatever reason cannot use these protocols to their full capacity. The txTenna application will change all that, as it will not require an internet connection to send Bitcoin. The Concept of txTenna While it sounds interesting on paper, it remains to be seen if txTenna will become a success. This upcoming Android application is the result of a collaboration between Samourai Wallet and goTenna. Both companies acknowledge that Bitcoin payments need to be made more accessible irrespective of one’s access to the internet. Doing so is much easier said than done, however. How Does it Work? To most people, it sounds impossible to conduct Bitcoin transactions without an active internet connection. Even when using third-party tools, having some form of connectivity is still […]
May 23, 2018

Coinbase does away with GDAX, acquires Paradex ERC20 relayer

US bitcoin exchange Coinbase today informed they are doing away with their GDAX professional exchange in order to integrate Paradex, the Paradex app as it currently stands will be temporarily unavailable while the acquisition settles. Coinbase does away with GDAX, acquires Paradex ERC20 relayer
May 23, 2018

Epay partners with Korean bitcoin exchange Bithumb

Korean bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb this week made a partnership with global payment system Epay. The partnership will see Epay provide a payment service for Bithumb’s OTC offline business. Epay partners with Korean bitcoin exchange Bithumb
May 23, 2018

Circle Adds New Feature Allowing Newbies to ‘Buy the Market’

Circle is going after fresh entrants to the cryptocurrency trading market with a new tool that allows them to invest in multiple coins as once. This feature is different than an index fund in a few crucial ways, perhaps most importantly being available to everyday investors not just the rich and trading professionals. Also Read: Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context Buy the Market Circle Internet Financial Ltd., the Goldman Sachs-backed Boston-headquartered company that acquired Poloniex earlier this year, has announced a new feature on Tuesday called “Buy the Market.” It allows users to buy seven assets at once including BTC, BCH, ETH, ETC, LTC, ZEC and XMR. Aiming for simplicity, all a user has to do to create a crypto portfolio with this feature is to enter the amount of USD they want to invest and […]
May 23, 2018

Indian Gov’t Mulls Retroactive Tax On Cryptocurrency Trades

Indian government officials are considering levying a tax on cryptocurrency trades, as well as on the fees collected by exchanges and the block rewards collected by miners.
May 23, 2018

Argentine Bank Lets Customers Send Bitcoin Across The Border

Banco Masventas joins with an exchange, Bitex, to facilitate international payments in bitcoin. Argentina’s troubled economic history suggests customers will welcome the news.
May 23, 2018

How a Blockchain Can Help You on a Deserted Island

How a Blockchain Can Help You on a Deserted Island was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 23, 2018

CoinJar Launches Crypto Exchange with AUD Markets

Australian cryptocurrency enthusiasts will be familiar with the company known as CoinJar. While initially intent on building a Bitcoin lending service, the company is now focusing its attention on running a cryptocurrency exchange. It aims to provide Australians with the fastest possible digital currency trading services, although it remains to be seen if that is a realistic goal. The CoinJar Exchange is Live While it is heartening to see CoinJar venture into the world of cryptocurrency exchanges, it remains to be seen how its endeavor will play out. It has become apparent that there is a major lack of competition in the country’s crypto economy right now, especially where on-ramps for fiat currency are concerned. Converting Australian dollars to Bitcoin and altcoins is not all that easy right now. CoinJar’s exchange might make a big difference in this regard. It has been built to focus on […]
May 23, 2018

Decoin Announcing Pecunio as the First Company on Its $5m Crypto Index

Decoin, one of the latest cryptocurrency projects raised almost $2M still in its pre-sale phase, has just signed Pecunio as the very first company to be a part of its D-TEP Crypto Index (DCI). The move comes as the company is developing additional benefits set to release with the Decoin initial coin offering. Besides the actual Decoins themselves, the project is launching an advanced exchange platform and other services to help investors stay up-to-date on movements in the markets. The D-TEP Crypto Index (DCI) is just one of many more indices to come in the future from Decoin, with future indices focusing on specific sectors and areas of industry. What is Pecunio? Pecunio is the first project who successfully completed their initial coin offering (ICO) raising more than $20,000,000 and was added to Decoin Index. The Decoin team chose Pecunio […]
May 23, 2018

Thailand Bank Partners With MUFG To Facilitate Cross-Border Transfers Using Its Own Blockchain

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya strengthens its relationship with MUFG through blockchain technology.
May 23, 2018

Altcoin Verge Hacked For Second Time In Two Months, Around $1.4 Mln Stolen

Anonymity-focused altcoin Verge gets hacked, again, with around $1.4 mln in XVG stolen
May 23, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, TRON: Price Analysis, May 23

Prices are fluctuating. Where to? Check it in our latest price overview
May 23, 2018

Deutsche Boerse: We Are ‘Deep At Work’ Examining Bitcoin Before ‘Moving Forward’

Figuring out Bitcoin “isn’t the easiest thing to do” but we’re committed to “understanding” it, says Deutsche Boerse
May 23, 2018

IBM to Hire Blockchain Researchers for French Expansion

IBM plans to hire 400 researchers, a portion of which will be focusing on blockchain technology, CEO Virginia Rometty said Wednesday.
May 23, 2018

China Determined to Dominate the Blockchain Industry

China intends to be the global leader in all things blockchain. Chen Lei, the CEO of Xunlei, believes that it would be against the country’s interest to be left behind in the emerging industry. Despite China’s crypto crackdown, experts want the country to invest heavily in the technology behind Bitcoin. One Blockchain to Rule Them All According to Lei, the industry will evolve to have one alpha blockchain dominating all others. Right now, many experimental projects are examining different use cases. At some point in the future, Lei expects a thinning of the herd with only the real value-creating blockchains left standing. Speaking during a blockchain summit organized by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information, the Xunlei chief stated that it was imperative for the government to invest in blockchain technology. Lei also called for the creation of an enabling environment […]
May 23, 2018

Blockchain Skills? Hired! $120,000+ Plus Bonus!

Blockchain this and blockchain that might be so much hype, but no one can deny hundreds of millions of dollars, some say billions, sloshing around the ecosystem in search of advancing technology undergirding cryptocurrencies. There’s a battle in even the broader employment market as Facebook, Amazon, IBM and others search for blockchain development talent, pushing salaries and bonuses into the stratosphere. Also read: CNBC Shows Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Love, Predicts Mooning Blockchain Jobs Need Talent with Know-How The Wall Street Journal recently profiled the booming blockchain industry, honing-in on the demand from employers for a seemingly small pool of qualified candidates. And basic economic theory holds when the supply is at a premium and being chased by more and more dollars, the relative price will inevitably increase. Katheryn Griffith Hill of Blockchain Developers, a headhunter, confirmed, “We are seeing people […]
May 23, 2018

Welcome to the Future, Decentralized

One of the major blockchain events of this year— Ethereal — took place on May 11-12 in New York City. Many prominent people participated in it and discussed the most recent developments and future projections of blockchain technology. Joseph Lubin who is the founder of ConsenSys gave an inspiring presentation about the Future of Blockchain and Ethereum. Below are some of the thoughts on the future of blockchain and how (quickly) it is going to affect perhaps every aspect of our daily lives. “Nothing at Stake” Problem Probably one of the biggest problems we are facing nowadays is that there are too few people today who feel that they can make impact to society or that they are real stakeholders in human enterprise. In fact, most of us are working for the benefit of others, being unable to pursue our own economic agency. More […]
May 23, 2018

5 Lifehacks To Build Strong Cryptocurrency Portfolio from Winklevoss Brothers

Investing in cryptocurrencies is quite tricky. It can bring high ROI as well as a great risk of losing all the money. The key to becoming successful in the crypto… Continue reading “5 Lifehacks To Build Strong Cryptocurrency Portfolio from Winklevoss Brothers” The post 5 Lifehacks To Build Strong Cryptocurrency Portfolio from Winklevoss Brothers appeared first on .
May 23, 2018

Verge Begins Making Inroads in the Healthcare Industry

Even though not everyone likes the Verge currency or its ecosystem, the success of this project cannot be denied. It appears Verge is of great interest to all kinds of industries, ranging from adult entertainment networks to the health sector. It’s the latter development which is especially surprising, albeit very intriguing. The Health Sector and Verge It is rather interesting to see cryptocurrencies making inroads in so many different sectors all of a sudden. For Verge, one of the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency projects, things are headed in a positive direction. After a major deal was struck with Pornhub and Brazzers, it seems a completely different industry is now paying attention to this currency and its underlying technology. More specifically, there is at least one firm in the health sector which is dealing with Verge as of right now. DIOXYME is not necessarily the best-known firm out there, but […]
May 23, 2018

South Africa: Gang Kidnaps 13 Year Old Boy, Demands Ransom of 15 Bitcoins

The abductors of a 13-year-old boy in South Africa have demanded a “non-negotiable” ransom of 15 BTC ($120,000) for his release
May 23, 2018

Leading ICO Launchpad TokenMarket Becomes Member of the AMLT Token Network by Coinfirm

London, United Kingdom – May 23, 2018 – After the recent completion of its AMLT token sale, Coinfirm has on-boarded the first AMLT Network Member: TokenMarket. The AMLT Network was created to provide evidence for all actors in the crypto economy and help determine their further participation in the global financial system by illustrating their risk rating and in effect increasing the transparency and safety of the ecosystem. This aligns with TokenMarket’s vision for the future of the token economy as the AMLT network will enable the ability to detect then report fraudulent actors and actions related to crypto addresses, including phishing scams, counterfeit transactions, and ransomware attacks. The service makes it easy to ensure token sales have fair global reach and buyers honest without the need to resort to hard country blocks or other excessive measurements. Grant Blaisdell, co-founder […]
May 23, 2018

Chinese Prosecutors Charge Final Suspects In $2.3 Bln OneCoin Investigation

Chinese Prosecutors Charge Final Suspects In $2.3 Bln OneCoin Investigation The last four suspects in a two year case against alleged pyramid scheme OneCoin have been prosecuted in China’s Hunan Province, government-supported local news source the Justice Network reports Wednesday, May 23. The Zhuzhou Country Procuratorate of the Hunan Province examined 106 people, publicly prosecuted 98, and recovered around 1.7… The post Chinese Prosecutors Charge Final Suspects In $2.3 Bln OneCoin Investigation appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 23, 2018

CFTC Introduces Guidelines for Issuing Cryptocurrency Derivatives

It was only a matter of time until regulators introduced new guidance for cryptocurrency derivatives and associated products. Considering that these investment vehicles are of great interest to consumers and institutional investors alike, it only makes sense that the CFTC would take a special interest in such products. The CFTC’s new Guidelines are in Place Bringing more legitimacy to the cryptocurrency industry can be done in many ways. Regulation will play an integral role in this process, even though not everyone is a big fan of governments meddling with decentralized cryptocurrencies or its underlying technology. For the CFTC, issuing new guidelines on cryptocurrency derivatives is of great importance at this point in time. The new guidelines will help exchanges and clearinghouses list cryptocurrency-related products. Considering that Bitcoin futures exist already, some people may wonder why this decision is only being made now. Even so, the regulator […]
May 23, 2018

A Hands-On Review of the Keepkey Hardware Wallet

Hardware wallets, like the cryptocurrency stored within them, can provoke strong emotions in their owners. Hodlers like what they like, and that’s the end of the matter. If the first hardware wallet you bought was a Ledger, you’re probably Ledger for life. Likewise if you’re in Team Trezor. Keepkey, which completes the holy trifecta of hardware wallets, is less famous than its siblings, but the sleek black plastic device still packs a punch. Also read: A Review of the Swiss-Made Digital Bitbox Hardware Wallet Is Keepkey a Keeper? At Consensus New York, my budget wouldn’t stretch to the €49,000 diamond-encrusted Nano on display, but there was space in my bag and my heart for a Keepkey. At $129, it’s a little pricier than the Ledger Nano or Trezor One, but cheaper than the swish new Trezor Model T. I should probably […]
May 23, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Tanks to $7,600

Bitcoin has lost over $600 in just one night. The currency is now trading for just over $7,600 – the lowest it’s been in about 35 days. This marks a serious drop over the last two weeks. Just two weekends ago, the currency was trading for about $9,800 – the highest it had been in four weeks. As bitcoin was expected to spike to $10,000, many traders and investors alike sat with bated breath, hoping the currency would once again strike five figures and prove to the world it was not a fluke, and that its behavior during December of last year wasn’t just some random occurrence. Sadly, bitcoin appears unable to show off for the time being. The currency has incurred serious drops ever since that weekend high, and even failed to garner major price boosts during last week’s […]
May 23, 2018

PR: Former Huobi CTO Zhang Jian Launches FCoin, Gaining Investments from Top Venture Capital Firms

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. FCoin, a digital assets trading platform, has gained investments from top-notch investment institutions including Danhua Capital, Node Capital, Singer Capital, Timestamp Capital, 8 Decimal Capital, Zipper Fund and other investors. FCoin was founded by Zhang Jian, former Huobi CTO and author of the book “Blockchain: Defining The Future Finance and Economic Landscape”. “We are delighted to receive investments from such trusted partners and look forward to progressing our plans to become a leading player in the crypto currency trading market,” Zhang Jian said. FCoin is innovative and unique in its form of organization in that […]
May 23, 2018

DATx (DATX) Gets Listed On KuCoin

KuCoin is extremely proud to announce yet another great project coming to our trading platform. DATx (DATX) is now available on KuCoin. Supported trading pairs include DATX/BTC and DATX/ETH. Please take note of the following schedule: DATX Deposits: Effective Immediately DATX Withdrawal: 20:00 May 23, 2018 (UTC+8) DATX Buying order: 21:30 May 23, 2018 (UTC+8) DATX Selling order: 22:00 May 23, 2018 (UTC+8) DATx (DATX) Information DATx – A Blockchain Empowered Revolutionary Digital Advertising Terminal. Decentralized Ad Decisioning With User Participation. DATx is a revolution of the current advertising industry, aimed to build a brand-new intelligent advertising ecosystem, with decentralization as its foundation and Artificial Intelligence as its driving engine. DATx (DATX) Official Website:https://www.datx.co/ DATx (DATX) Whitepaper:click here Risk Warning: Cryptocurrency investments are high risk by nature. Please conduct your own research before investing your personal funds. Images courtesy of KuCoin […]
May 23, 2018

Norway’s Central Bank Mulls Digital Currency as Cash Use Declines

Norges Bank has released a report suggesting it might one day launch a digital currency as citizens continue to turn away from physical money.
May 23, 2018

Israeli Bitcoin Chair: Solution To Blockchain ‘Cargo Cult’ Is Proper Knowledge

The chairman of the Israeli Bitcoin Association, Meni Rosenfeld, has continued the debate surrounding the providence of “imitation” blockchain projects and altcoins. Exploiting ‘Invisible’ Features In a series of tweets on May 21st, Rosenfeld added to the “cargo cult” narrative which first appeared at the Consensus 2018 conference last week. Rosenfeld began: The reason ‘Blockchain’ is so susceptible to cargo cult mentality is that the fundamental features that make it what it is are, in a sense, invisible, and inseparable from how the technology works. 1/10 The reason “Blockchain” is so susceptible to cargo cult mentality is that the fundamental features that make it what it is are, in a sense, invisible, and inseparable from how the technology works. — Meni Rosenfeld (@MeniRosenfeld) May 21, 2018 Criticism of products and services claiming to use blockchain has returned to the cryptocurrency […]
May 23, 2018

Increasingly strong and serious competition from Switzerland for Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure & Co.

Initiated by Netkom IT Services GmbH, a Swiss based IT and cloud provider with a proven track record of 17 years of successful operations in various countries and one of the cloud pioneers in Europe, n’cloud.swiss AG provides high quality services and products in the field of cloud computing. The n’cloud.swiss platform is considered as a serious “Swiss made” alternative to the major cloud providers like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. With the expertise and experience as a specialist for IT strategy and its implementation in the operational IT infrastructures and organization of the respective customers, n’cloud.swiss AG is expanding on the international level and aiming to provide their products and services to a worldwide market range. Nowadays, cloud computing is the promise of having a modern and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure without the need for substantial capital […]
May 23, 2018

AI-Based Youtube Bitcoin Explainer Trained By Real BTC Guides Gets It All Wrong

“Hashing the code to get some of that Bitcoin” – just one of the explanations of how Bitcoin works from a new comical AI-created BTC explaining video
May 23, 2018

Major Japanese Fintech Company Reveals Plans to Launch Crypto Exchange This Year

A major Japanese fintech company has announced its plans to launch a crypto asset exchange this year
May 23, 2018

Overstock.com’s t0 to Launch Regulated Security Token Exchange

Overstock.com’s Tzero is planning to launch a regulated exchange for security tokens in collaboration with Box Digital Markets. The companies will seek the approval of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the new exchange. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Security Token Exchange Overstock.com’s fintech subsidiary t0.com Inc (Tzero) and Box Digital Markets announced on Tuesday their plan to “launch industry’s first security token exchange.” The new platform will “list and publicly trade security tokens for companies that issue, or convert existing stock to, security tokens,” according to their joint announcement. Both companies will equally own the new joint venture and they will seek the approval of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for their new exchange. Overstock CEO and founder Patrick Byrne told Reuters in a phone interview: I would like to see something […]
May 23, 2018

Markets Update: Stormy Weather Continues to Plague Cryptocurrency Traders

Over the past few days, cryptocurrency markets have been losing steam as many digital assets have lost a good amount of value. Most coins are down anywhere between 3-15 percent over the past 24-hours. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) values have dipped 10 percent over the last day and prices hover around $1,055 today. Bitcoin Core (BTC) prices are under the $8K zone losing 4.1 percent today as BTC values average around $7,909 at the time of publication. Also Read: Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services Stormy Weather Continues to Dump on Crypto-Markets This Spring Last spring and more specifically in May of 2017 digital currency markets were on fire but this year is a whole different story. Cryptocurrency markets are not doing so well today as every single coin among the top 50 largest valuations are in the red showing losses. […]
May 23, 2018

Chinese Officials Shut Down $50m Cryptocurrency Scam

Chinese government officials do not take kindly to Bitcoin traders. This is especially true when scamming other users through cryptocurrencies. Six individuals have been arrested regarding a $48m scam which effectively defrauded more than 3,000 people. Shenzhen Puyin Blockchain Group had little to no honest intentions despite issuing a backed token. It is evident cryptocurrency scams remain a big problem. In China, Shenzhen Puyin blockchain Group did exactly that. The venture raised $48m from investors for its new tea token. Apparently, this token was allegedly backed by the Pu’er tea, which is of high value in the Yunnan province. Unfortunately, this was a completely made up story, as there was no valuable digital token whatsoever. Another Cryptocurrency Scam Uncovered With the value of Pu’er tea rising rather regularly, these tokens were quite appealing. Investors were hoping for a lucrative venture, […]
May 23, 2018

Brian Kelly Claims Bitcoin Cash Is a “Must-Own” Cryptocurrency

There are differing opinions as to whether or not Bitcoin Cash makes for a solid investment. Some people certainly think that is the case, whereas others are not necessarily on the same page. Brian Kelly is very bullish on this altcoin right now, but only time will tell if his sentiment is the right one. Brian Kelly is Bullish on BCH Over the past few years, we have seen some interesting opinions on various cryptocurrencies. A lot of people think Bitcoin is the only currency that matters, although certain altcoins should not be overlooked. Bitcoin Cash, for example, is making a big impact, even though the opinions on this altcoin are still pretty contentious. Brian Kelly, a notorious cryptocurrency investor and speculator, is confident that Bitcoin Cash is going places. More specifically, he considers Bitcoin Cash to be the “must-own” cryptocurrency of the moment, […]
May 23, 2018

EO.Trade Promised 20 Cryptos in its Ecosystem But Has Already Integrated 30 Within the First Month of Presale

EO the four-platform-ecosystem by leading broker ExpertOption has announced the integration of 30 cryptos to be used for payments and within the platforms once they are launched. The whitepaper had promised 20 cryptos at the launch of its financial wallet EO.Finance, but has already delivered more than 30 crypto integrations within the first month of public presale. EO is the brainchild of ExpertOption CEO Ivan Opria, and it has taken the crypto world by storm with its plan to launch four different platforms which will merge fiat and crypto trading. EO promises the best, biggest and fastest crypto exchange on the market EO.Trade, a crypto – fiat financial hub EO.Finance, token based accounts on ExpertOption.com and a brand new news portal for blockchain and trading updates, EO.News. The development of the project has been fast-moving which increases our confidence that […]
May 23, 2018

DAOstack Token Sale Sells Out; Project Looks Toward Launch

The token sale for GEN, the native utility token of the DAOstack ecosystem, successfully concluded on May 8 with a rapid sell-out of its main sale. With funding in place… Continue reading “DAOstack Token Sale Sells Out; Project Looks Toward Launch” The post DAOstack Token Sale Sells Out; Project Looks Toward Launch appeared first on .
May 23, 2018

India Considers Taxing Cryptocurrency at 18% as ‘Intangible Property’: Reports

India considers taxing cryptocurrency transactions despite the central bank ban remaining in place
May 23, 2018

Crypto Markets Tumble: Losses As High As 10%, Bitcoin Price Dips Below $8k

The crypto markets tumble, with all top ten coins by market cap in the red, and BTC trading volumes in decline
May 23, 2018

Rural Banks Tap Kaleido Blockchain for Faster Transactions in the Philippines

Rural banks in the Philippines are looking to adopt ConsenSys’ Kaleido blockchain platform in bid to boost financial inclusion.
May 23, 2018

Experimental Voting Effort Aims to Break Ethereum Governance Gridlock

Vitalik Buterin has suggested experimenting with quadratic voting, a governance model furthered by Dr. Glen Weyl, on the ethereum platform.
May 23, 2018

Nobel-Winning Economist Robert Shiller Equates Cryptos to Failed Currencies

Throughout history, people have tried to reinvent money, and while new inventions have created a buzz for some time, none of them have succeeded. Bitcoin and other cryptos are just the latest in a long line of such inventions, according to renowned American economist and crypto critic Robert Shiller. In a blog post appropriately titled “The Old Allure of New Money”, Shiller recounted various instances in which new forms of currency have been invented, including the Cincinnati Time Store of 1827, all of which have faded away after the initial excitement died off. Deep Yearning For A Revolution Among the examples Shiller referenced was the invention of the ‘erg’, a measure of energy which was proposed to replace the gold-backed dollar during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. The proponents of the ‘erg’ proposed that the economy be run on the basis of […]
May 23, 2018

Can Bitcoin Cash Take Out Bitcoin?

Can Bitcoin Cash Take Out Bitcoin? Questions have been mounting around Bitcoin’s ability to scale effectively since its inception. As a cryptocurrency, Bitcoin only exists due to its revolutionary blockchain technology which creates a self-contained giant ledger keeping track of all transactions with 100% accuracy and without a third party. In the cryptocurrency economy, Bitcoin… The post Can Bitcoin Cash Take Out Bitcoin? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 23, 2018

Nobel-Winning Nocoiner Economist Calls Bitcoin a Failed Experiment

Robert Shiller, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2013, holds that Bitcoin, amongst other cryptocurrencies, might be just another failed experiment. He touched on their complexity and the fact that they are connected with a yearning for social revolution. Robert Shiller is an esteemed Nobel prize winning economist who is known for his warnings about the dot-com and the housing bubbles. In an interview for CNBC, the professor at Yale University expressed his rather negative sentiment towards Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, saying: To me it’s another example of faddish human behavior. Shiller’s opinions on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are also consolidated in a blog post that he published on May 21st. Apples and Oranges Shiller lays down his take on cryptocurrencies, bringing forward what he believes are comparable examples of other failed attempts to replace conventional fiat […]
May 23, 2018

Case Study: Recruiters of the New Era

We all have a strong feeling inside that the technology will be an integral part of our everyday life with Iot, AI, and blockchain dominating in the news. One day we’ll get used to all the innovations and smart-devices. But one thing will remain the same — most of us need a job to buy necessary and not-so-much things. However, the way of searching for new employees will be up to date too. Case Study: Recruiters of the New Era was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 23, 2018

Luxury Brand Purveyor Elizabeth White Opens up to Bitcoin Cash

Luxury Brand Purveyor Elizabeth White Opens up to Bitcoin Cash   A recent Vogue magazine article said of Elizabeth’s White Company (not the one that sells candles and pillowcases): “Whether it’s securing an executive suite at a sold-out sports game or buying 100 MacBooks, White can make it happen.” Elizabeth White was a former executive at both… The post Luxury Brand Purveyor Elizabeth White Opens up to Bitcoin Cash appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 23, 2018

Blockchain Mobile Operator that Wants to Set New Standard and Tokenize Telecom Industry

Founders of Miracle Tele—a Prague based mobile virtual network operator powered by Ethereum blockchain—believe that the conventional telecom service providers have long outlived themselves. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Andrew Burchik, the company’s founder, explains that currently fewer and fewer people look at their mobile phones simply as at a means of communications and claims that the new era of telecom services is coming where mobile operators will have to provide their customers an ultimate solution that would include free telco features, financial tools, and other services based on the use of emerging technologies. Miracle Tele launched in late April and offers its members high-quality worldwide calls at only €0.2 per minute and traffic from €0.01 per MB, biweekly token holder rewards thanks to its proprietary ERC20 token named TELE, and a range of distinctive telecom features which, as […]
May 23, 2018

Smart Contracts Are Not as Smart as You Think

Lauded as the future of blockchain, business, and banking (among many other things), smart contracts are undeniably a game changer. They allow efficient supply chain management, financial transactions, and automated payments to take place without intermediaries. But smart contracts, contrary to popular opinion, are not infallible. In fact, according to Amy Wan, the CEO and co-founder of Sagewise, smart contracts are not as smart as you think they are. While it’s true that such agreements provide a certain amount of security by virtue of existing on a blockchain network, Wan believes that “the term ‘smart contract’ may be a misnomer.” Amy Wan As a former securities attorney and general counsel of a crowdfunding startup who learned to code on Coursera, Wan straddles the legal and tech worlds with expertise and dexterity. She’s also a woman in a male-dominated industry, meaning she […]
May 23, 2018

Spanish Central Bank Governor Believes Crypto Brings More Risk Than Benefit

Bank of Spain governor thinks blockchain is immature but shows promise, and writes crypto off as too volatile and prone to money laundering use
May 23, 2018

UK Mosque Opens Crypto Donations in National First ‘Bitcoin Ramadan’

Crypto donations for Ramadan this year have earnt a UK mosque $2000 in a week
May 23, 2018

Crypto Driven Solutions for the Travel Industry’s Biggest Pain Points

Rising up to today’s rising expectations The expectations set by today’s technological developments are rising ever so much higher. The new age customer has become accustomed to the conveniences afforded by online connectivity, and the mobile phone has become a non-negotiable daily weapon. Because of this, businesses across the board are pressured to keep up. And the travel industry isn’t exempt from this race.   Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article “Our guests are coming in with new expectations, because the technology has really arrived,” says Hilton Hotels executive Robert Machen. In an age where there’s an “Uber for everything,” it has become apparent that the travel industry has been lagging for a while now. The commute—whether by car or by plane, remains a stressful part of the supposedly invigorating travel routine. The past few years have been especially rough, […]
May 23, 2018

Chinese Prosecutors Charge Final Suspects In $2.3 Bln OneCoin Investigation

Chinese prosecutors charge the last four suspects out of around 100 involved in the case against pyramid scheme OneCoin
May 23, 2018

India Considers New Tax on Cryptocurrency Trades

India could soon impose goods and services tax (GST) on many digital currency transactions, a report indicates.
May 23, 2018

China Prosecutes 98 Over Alleged $2 Billion OneCoin Pyramid Scheme

China has prosecuted nearly 100 individuals said to be involved with locally operating the OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme.
May 23, 2018

Binance Confirms Listing of The ZenCash Privacy Coin

ZenCash (ZEN) has just been added to Binance as the exchange’s 127th coin. ZenCash is a privacy coin that uses a similar technology which ZCash uses to secure the private blockchain. Binance Lists ZenCash Binance has just announced that they will be adding another cryptocurrency to their vast arsenal, this coin being ZenCash, a smaller market cap privacy coin forked off of the ZClassic blockchain, this being a fork of ZCash. ZenCash is now listed on #Binance! Open trading for ZEN/BNB, ZEN/BTC and ZEN/ETH trading pairs at 2018/05/23 05:30 AM (UTC). Users can now start depositing ZEN in preparation for trading! @binance #zencash pic.twitter.com/95Tw3GnSbe — ZenCashOfficial (@zencashofficial) May 23, 2018 When looking at the technology that backs ZenCash’s private nature, it is apparent that it was forked off ZCash as the coin uses zero-knowledge proofs as a way to secure […]
May 23, 2018

Goldman Sachs-Backed Circle Invest App Launches New Feature for Market ‘Newbies’

Goldman Sachs-backed Circle’s new 7-coin investment feature targets crypto “newbies”
May 23, 2018

Why Predictive Analytics are Needed to Combat Blockchain Transaction Scams

Blockchain has revolutionary potential to change not only person-to-person transactions but organizations, industries, and entire social structures. The concept of the immutable decentralized ledger is currently being used to alter sectors ranging from healthcare to Hollywood. Some web pundits have called blockchain the central technological platform for Web 3.0. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article There’s lots of mainstream interest in blockchain right now, and lots of exuberance and innovation within the blockchain community. The current hubbub isn’t just over blockchain’s technological capabilities, but the amount of money flowing through blockchain entities. Telegram shattered previous ICO records in early 2018 by raising $1.7 billion in token sales. A casual crypto enthusiast who bought $100 in Bitcoin in 2011 would own almost $3 billion in Bitcoin if they held onto that original purchase. And like virtually any other environment in human […]