Part sheriff? Part outlaw? Either way, Joe Lubin appears right at home in the “Wild West” of cryptocurrencies. The leader of a company that’s part ethereum project incubator, part change-the-world commune, Lubin showed no shortage of influence in 2017, launching some of the first successful ethereum tokens and winning over countless enterprises to the platform. If Vitalik envisioned the new world, Joe Lubin just might be colonizing it.
Until 12th Jan 2018 Today, the founders of TravelFlex cryptocurrency announced, that the ICO of the project will continue until 12th January 2018 23:59 GMT. TravelFlex is a product for… Continue reading “TravelFlex ICO Round Continue Until 12th Jan 2018” The post TravelFlex ICO Round Continue Until 12th Jan 2018 appeared first on .
Call it the biggest short in history. China took plenty of actions against cryptocurrencies in 2017, banning ICOs, shutting down domestic exchanges and all but taking a match to what was once one of the industry’s largest and most thriving ecosystems. But if China is setting a course apart from the world, Yao Qian may be its biggest asset. The man in charge of rethinking bitcoin on behalf of the world’s largest state isn’t just empowered, he seems to know crypto inside and out.
Speak softly and carry a big SegWit? If bitcoin saw its biggest and most controversial change this summer, the evolution can all be traced back to one developer. Still, the founder of the controversial startup Blockstream and the network’s most prodigious coder, Pieter Wuille, is a bit of a mystery. In an industry with no shortage of egos and bluster, though, Wuille is a rarity, choosing to let his code do the talking for him.
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies had a year of exceptional growth in 2017. The cryptocurrency market cap managed to surpass the valuation of $638 billion and many experts believe that it will further increase. The Cryptocurrency Job Market 2017 was one of the most exciting and interesting years for the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin and Ethereum had a spectacular bull run and managed to make huge gains for investors and traders. We also had a huge number of Initial Coin Offerings and a record-breaking amount of funding. ICOs managed to raise over $3.7 billion in funding for blockchain and cryptocurrency-related projects. Most of these startups were successfully able to raise their funding goals and are now on a hiring spree. An article by Fortune mentions that the number of Bitcoin and blockchain-related job listings grew by over 5,753%. Experts believe that this is just the start […]
Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and other cryptocurrencies have suffered a significant drop over Friday and Saturday. After experiencing falls of as much as 20%, the market is in weak recovery today. #BRIEF
Erik Finman, the teenage Bitcoin millionaire, plans on creating the ‘world’s best university’ in the city of Dubai to combat outmoded teaching methods. Most of the time when a person decides to head down the path less traveled, it usually ends in disaster. Yet there are times when a person perseveres and then prospers. Such is the case of Erik Finman, the teenage Bitcoin millionaire. He’s only 19, but he’s parlayed his initial Bitcoin investment into millions of dollars. Now he plans on building the “world’s best university” in the city of Dubai. Grandma’s Gift Leads to Millions The tale of the teenage Bitcoin millionaire is fascinating. Back when he was 12 (in 2011), his grandmother gave him a gift of $1,000. His brother Scott gave him a tip about getting into Bitcoin. Back then, a single Bitcoin was only […]
There have been a handful of forks from the main Bitcoin Network over the past few months, and that seems to be continuing into the new year. Bitcoin Interest plans to fork at block 505083, on January 22, 2018. Bitcoin Forks Bitcoin Interest is the recently announced fork of the Bitcoin network, including full replay protection. They’re planning on changing a few things, but keeping more of the protocol together. For those of you who don’t know, a fork is a split in the two networks. At the time of the fork, everyone who owns Bitcoins will have the same balance of BCI if they’re holding when the fork happens. The fork will form two separate networks, with their own coins, users, merchants, and miners. There have been several since August, the first being Bitcoin Cash. Many followed that were […]
China on a Blockchain? Maybe in 2018 In 2018, I forecast China will surprise the world (again) and change the crypto world. I personally believe in 2018 China will be the first major country to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC), and that we will also see a large-scale blockchain implementation in the retail… The post China on a Blockchain? Maybe in 2018 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
It looks like Crypterium will be the most popular ICO to have started in the last quarter of 2017. The tokens of the nascent cryptobank, which went on sale on October 31, were an immediate smash hit with buyers, hitting the company’s soft cap in a mere five hours. Even more interesting was the widespread distribution of the sales – buyers flocked in from 143 countries all over the world. The largest purchases came from the United States and Russia, but countries such as the Czech Republic, Malaysia, Turkey, Japan and the UK were also notably represented. In contrast to some other offerings, where a few major institutional investors buy up the bulk of tokens, by November 19 there were more than 17,000 registered token holders. Even after the substantial initial boom, buyers continued to show interest in the company’s project. […]
As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies gain popularity as a mode of payment transfer, it has become common for the average Bitcoin user to be scammed by an anonymous identity who requests payment for some work is then never heard from again. The decentralized nature of cryptos certainly has a tradeoff – unlike a credit card or bank transaction that can be reverted, a cryptocurrency transfer once confirmed is permanently recorded on the Blockchain. This is where multi-signature (multisig) wallets come to our rescue. A multisig wallet is a special bitcoin wallet that requires more than one private key to sign transactions. Most multi-signature setups usually involve three parties – the sender of the payment, the recipient, and an escrow agent. Each of the three parties holds one private key, and to send any transaction, at least two private keys must […]
We have arrived to the end of 2017 and many things have happened. The cryptocurrency market has been expanding and many different developments have been made. The technology that powers… Continue reading “Blockchain Technology Spreading in the Health Care Sector” The post Blockchain Technology Spreading in the Health Care Sector appeared first on .
Ripple (XRP) has had an incredible year. It has achieved an incredible growth that it is expected to keep in the coming years. It is in the way that Ripple… Continue reading “Ripple’s Rally – More Than $2 Before 2018, What’s next?” The post Ripple’s Rally – More Than $2 Before 2018, What’s next? appeared first on .
ICON is a blockchain platform that connects various platforms as well such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEO, Ark, and Qtum. ICX is, on the other hand, a token used on the… Continue reading “What is ICX (ICON) – A Short Description” The post What is ICX (ICON) – A Short Description appeared first on .
In a statement issued by the ministry on Dec. 29, 2017, the finance agency reiterated that there is a real and heightened risk of an investment bubble in the cryptocurrency market that is similar to Ponzi schemes.
This year has been nothing but monumental for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain industry. Maybe we will look back on it in years to come and see 2017 as the genesis of a new way of blending business and technology. 2017 could be seen for crypto as 1995 was for the internet, when things really started to take off. Bitcoin has been around since 2009, although, for many years, it has been seen as largely a geeky thing to mine and invest in. The king of crypto has only hit the mainstream in the last few months, but it has cemented its place there. Bitcoin and its various forks aside, this piece will focus on the altcoins which most of us hadn’t even heard of at the beginning of the year. There has been a digital explosion in ICOs in the […]
Estonia is well on its way to realizing its dream of building a global nation supported by its e-Residency program and its own cryptocurrency. Digital currencies have definitely taken 2017 by storm. Massive price increases, mainstream adoption and just an overall interest in the benefits of blockchain technology have been some of the key highlights of this year. It’s not just investors hoping to capitalize on these benefits though, governments can also see the advantages to having a cashless financial system. Bragging Rights for the First State-Run ICO Estonia had previously announced its plan to develop its own cryptocurrency, the Estcoin. In addition, the country has plans to launch an ICO for its crypto. If successful, it will be the world’s first state-approved and supported ICO. According to Futurism, the Estcoin would support the country’s e-Residency initiative, which is a […]
The Schnorr signatures algorithm promises to help to address one of the most pressing problems affecting Bitcoin today: scalability. Additionally, Schnorr signatures could help protect Bitcoin from certain types of spam attacks. Schnorr Signatures Could Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Problem An array of new technologies and schemes are being proposed that could help address Bitcoin’s scalability problem, such as Segwit, Lightning Network, and Schnorr signatures. For example, many view the Schnorr signatures algorithm as a simple way of structuring digital signatures that could significantly improve the efficiency of validating a Bitcoin transaction, and it could offer new multi-signature (multisig) modes. In this regard, Sam Wouters, Bitcoin and Blockchain speaker, wrote an article entitled Why Schnorr Signatures Will Help Solve Two of Bitcoin’s Biggest Problems Today. In it, he explains how the Schnorr signatures protocol could help solve Bitcoin’s scalability problem and how […]
On December 28th, one of the main hard forks took place in Bitcoin history, Segwit2X, which revealed acute problems in the work of crypto-exchanges, wallets, and decentralization in general. Why ordinary users are left with less and less choice and how to solve this problem? Recall that after the announcement of the Segwit2X project, the price of B2X futures increased 3-fold, and the day before the fork, the price for them rose by another 75%. Right after the start, the most powerful support for Segwit2X was provided by the miners. The aggregate capacity of friendly mining pools accounted for more than 300 Th/s. All these facts point to the importance of BITCOIN Segwit2X for the crypto-community! This unanimous support for ordinary users is due to the technologies that B2X offers. It is able to get rid of high commissions for […]
FT: EXMO Director Released From Kidnap After Paying $1 Mln Ransom Pavel Lerner, the managing director of the cryptocurrency exchange EXMO kidnapped in KievDec. 27, was released today after paying a $1 mln ransom in Bitcoin, The Financial Times (FT) reports. Lerner was abducted in Kiev on Wednesday leaving his office. Ukrainian online publication Strana.ua was first to report that… The post FT: EXMO Director Released From Kidnap After Paying $1 Mln Ransom appeared first on Altcoin Today.
LTC FINDS RESISTANCE AT $250 AS IOTA CONSOLIDATES As IOTA consolidates, Monero and DASH are bouncing from the minor support trend line and the triple bottoms respectively. Of the 5 alt coins we are focusing on, NEM is the only token that has gained ground this week. NEM BUYERS EYEING $1.1 NEMUSD 4HR Chart for… The post LTC FINDS RESISTANCE AT $250 AS IOTA CONSOLIDATES appeared first on Altcoin Today.
Legendary tech investor Roger McNamee believes that 2018 could be a decisive year for Bitcoin, allowing it to become fully legitimate in the eyes of the financial world. While a number of financial analysts are bullish on Bitcoin, many others are still quite hesitant on the eventual fate of the cryptocurrency. Such doubters point to the crypto’s ongoing volatility and the number of major drops in value over the last year. However, tech investor Roger McNamee believes that the upcoming year could be a turning point for Bitcoin. In fact, he believes it’s quite possible that Bitcoin could become fully legitimate in the eyes of the business world. 2018 Could Make or Break Bitcoin In an interview on CNBC, McNamee said that Bitcoin could be considered legit if is withstands a crash and sees enough gains in 2018. He elaborated […]
DASH AT THE PRECIPICE AS NEM BUYERS PUSH FOR $1.1 Interesting formation in the last 24HRs, NEM buyers might end up clearing last week’s highs at $1.1. While at it, USD bulls might drive LTC prices even lower to $200 and $150 now that $250 was sliced though like butter. LTC is not alone, look… The post DASH AT THE PRECIPICE AS NEM BUYERS PUSH FOR $1.1 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
South Africa-based ICE3X as announced bitVoucha, a new e-voucher service for cryptocurrency on the iceCUBED exchange platform. Users are now able to use their available cryptocurrency balance to create a voucher that you can… Crypto exchange ICE3X introduces bitcoin e-vouchers was published on CryptoNinjas.
Ripple just became the world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency. This is a big deal. But why? Is Ripple a good investment? Will banks adopt it? Let’s find out. Why Is Ripple Causing Waves? While Bitcoin and the rest of the top 10 cryptocurrencies are well below their peak, Ripple is enjoying a meteoric rise and is trading at $ 2.22, up more than 49% from this time yesterday. In fact, it just unseated Ethereum as the #2 cryptocurrency in terms of market cap. So why is Ripple’s current so strong? 6 Reasons Why Ripple’s Tide is Rising There are a number of factors that could be contributing to the sudden rise in Ripple’s price, but here are the six most likely reasons: Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s appearance on CNBC to explain to a mainstream investment audience the advantages of Ripple over the […]
Several sources have announced that the very popular and secure messaging app, Telegram, will create its very own cryptocurrency. The Rise of Blockchain Technology in Messaging Apps There is no doubt that 2017 was the year of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, skyrocketed in value over the course of the year, and many governments and businesses started to realize the potential of the blockchain. To that end, a vast amount of companies have decided to experiment, or even fully implement, blockchain technology into their services and platforms. As blockchain technology is rapidly gaining more support worldwide, many messaging apps have decided to experiment with it. A good example for this is the Kin project that was launched by the popular Kik mobile messaging app. The Kin ICO was able to raise over $97 million through its ICO. […]
Exmo’s Pavel Lerner was kidnapped in Kiev on December 26th, shortly before the company fell under DDOS attack. He has just been freed after paying a ransom of over $1 million in bitcoins. Many media reports came out this week concerning the news that Pavel Lerner, Managing Director at bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange Exmo, had been kidnapped. After a few days of speculation, we can now report that Lerner is alive and unharmed. He was freed from his kidnappers after paying a $1 million ransom in bitcoins. According to the BBC, Lerner was leaving his office in Kiev on December 26th when he was bundled into a vehicle (reportedly a black Mercedes) by a group of men wearing balaclavas. An active search was undertaken by the Kiev police, but very little information was uncovered about the kidnapping. Initial Motive Was […]
28 December 2017, Zug, Switzerland – trade.io, a next-generation blockchain based financial exchange, continues to add to its impressive list of partnerships by announcing plans to integrate Bancor Protocol, a standard for autonomously convertible blockchain cryptocurrencies called Smart Tokens. The integration allows the trade.io ERC20 token known as Trade Token or “TIO”, to be converted to and from Ethereum ERC20 tokens in the Bancor Network directly from a simple web application. The creation of a Bancor-compliant Token Relay will take place shortly after the conclusion of trade.io’s token sale and will allocate 2% – 5% of the total market cap. You can join the trade.io community here. On the relationship, trade.io’s CEO, Jim Preissler commented: We continue to deliver to the trade.io community unique value added propositions, and see this relationship with Bancor as a further example. We already have […]
A draft of a Russian law that would regulate the cryptocurrency space includes language that defines digital asset mining as a taxable activity. Officials discussing the proposed legislation have also revealed that the state is abandoning plans to issue its own virtual currency, which had been informally termed the “cryptoruble.”
With the recent events in mind, EXMO Cryptocurrency Platform released the following official statement on the abduction of Pavel Lerner: Pavel holds a role of a leading analyst at EXMO and is a blockchain… Bitcoin exchange EXMO’s official statement on Pavel Lerner’s abduction was published on CryptoNinjas.
It has been just two weeks since the latest v0.2 release. Revain has now released version 0.3. The platform’s overall design and interface is enhanced by new data widgets, graphs and animations, price dynamics and the percentage in token price increase. The graph that shows token dynamics became much more detailed. The review section of the website was adjusted to be more clear and user-friendly. Widgets got new animations: when a user points the cursor to them they start flashing smaller graphs with related information. Sharing token’s performance on Facebook and Twitter isn’t working yet, but the team assures that it’s coming soon. Three new widgets were added: Today Price and Volume, Week Price and Volume and ICO Price. ‘Today Volume’ widget compares token’s trading volume with the previous day. ‘Week Volume’ does the same thing with the previous week. […]
2017 Initial Coin Offerings The ICO market has exploded in 2017. Once a relatively unknown funding method, the total number of ICOs in the first half of 2017 surpasses the whole number of funds raised in 2016. How Does It Work? Projects launch an ICO by issuing crypto tokens on the blockchain, giving early investors the opportunity to acquire tokens in exchange for cryptocurrency. ICOs are usually limited by time or a cap on the amount of funds raised. The value and number of tokens released can be static or calculated based on the amount of funds raised. The Problem with Investing Not all ICOs are honest, in many cases start-ups have launched their ICO without a well thought out plan and strong team behind the project, simply offering an impressive website with a vague whitepaper. In fact, many crypto […]
The violent sell-off of cryptocurrencies seen recently had been expected long ago. Everybody was talking about growing bubble, everybody was trying to predict the dates and levels, but as usual, it has come up unexpectedly. Or not? Below I will name the key drivers that triggered the move and the possible scenario for most cryptocurrencies under the leadership of Bitcoin. The current Bitcoin slump is the function of mass profit taking. During the recent months, the speculative demand sped up the cryptocurrency’s growth pushing the prices up 200%-500% higher. Everybody knew it was a bubble but still kept buying up till the moment when some key figures of the crypto world came out with an official warning. And this became the start of new era for Bitcoin and Co. An Interesting Chronology of Events December, 19 – Emil Oldenburg, the […]
What the Fork? New SegWit2x Launches With Massive Premine, Unknown Development Team The new SegWit2x, a revival of the original hard fork designed to help with the scalability issues of Bitcoin, was scheduled to happen at Bitcoin block number 501451. That block was mined at around 6PM UTC, Dec. 28, and the team behind the project announced its official… The post What the Fork? New SegWit2x Launches With Massive Premine, Unknown Development Team appeared first on Altcoin Today.
On December the 28th, Reuters published an article about possible upcoming regulations in the South Korean cryptocurrency market. It explained that the South Korean government wants to include a ban… Continue reading “Reddit User Clarifies Reuters Article Spreading FUD” The post Reddit User Clarifies Reuters Article Spreading FUD appeared first on .
December 29, 2017 – MATRIX AI Network today launched the MATRIX project, a new generation Blockchain that leverages the latest AI techniques to revolutionize the cryptocurrency landscape. With a fusion of Blockchain and AI technology, MATRIX has built a revolutionary cryptocurrency that supports significantly boosted transaction speed, superior accessibility to general users, enhanced security under malicious attacks, and highly flexible operations. “The MATRIX intelligent Blockchain is a game changer in Blockchain technology,”, said Owen Tao, CEO of MATRIX. “MATRIX differentiates itself from previous Blockchains by offering breakthrough technologies in building AI-enabled autonomous and self-optimizing Blockchain networks, which feature multi-chain collaborations and decoupling of data and control blocks”. As a result of the extreme congestion on both the Bitcoin and Ethereum Networks, ICO investors or contributors have faced significant challenges with cryptocurrency transfers which causes substantial hitches in trade transactions. The […]
SONM, the universal fog supercomputer powered by the Ethereum blockchain informed today that a couple of months ago the Hewlett-Packard IoT Bounce team and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) team invited SONM to join Cloud28+… Hewlett-Packard invites SONM to Cloud28+ marketplace was published on CryptoNinjas.
Sooner or later it was going to happen. Different European Union (EU) countries have been commenting and debating on the possibility to regulate Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Several government officials… Continue reading “The European Union is Planning to Regulate Bitcoin” The post The European Union is Planning to Regulate Bitcoin appeared first on .
Ripple Price Approaching $2 as Price Doubles in Weekly Trading A week after the value Ripple’s native XRP token topped $1 for the first time in history, the cryptocurrency surged again today, rising 34 percent. At press time, the token, used for transactions on Ripple’s open-source RippleNet cryptocurrency network, reached $1.87, a figure that was nearly double… The post Ripple Price Approaching $2 as Price Doubles in Weekly Trading appeared first on Altcoin Today.
BYZANTIUM ICO Agency has finished this year with more than 12,000 BTC collected for their clients as well as 1000 media publications and thousands of ICO investors attracted. This Year is Over… In 2017 BYZANTIUM has successfully provided their services to some the most promising ICOs, including Crypviser, CryptoPing, Goldmint, Mircomoney, Naga Token Sale and Bankex. Moreover, they worked with The Token Fund. Projects received a range of services including: Strategy & Consulting Marketing & PR Community management & Support Branding & Web-development As a result, in more than 12,000 BTC were gathered (in total for all projects based on the sum collected on the last day of the token sale converted to BTC in accordance to exchange rates). BYZANTIUM generated more than 1000 crypto and investing media publications for their clients as well as attracted thousands of ICO investors to […]
After launching the first “off-chain” transaction solution for blockchain, Raiden Network (RDN) has significantly ramped up its business with a string of major partnerships. “The pace of adoption of Raiden’s technology has exceeded expectations,” says Yubo Ruan, Co-Founder of Off-Chain Technology Group, an organization that develops blockchain transaction solutions. “We knew uRaiden made history by enabling blockchain to scale beyond ‘several transactions per second’ to millions per second. And by reducing the time a blockchain transaction takes from a few minutes to under a second. But we didn’t expect some of the largest and most promising crypto projects to embrace uRaiden so rapidly after launch.” Raiden’s payment channel framework, uRaiden, launched on November 30, 2017. In addition to scaling transactions on Ethereum, uRaiden makes possible “instant” transactions and cost-efficient micropayments. It also significantly drives down machine-to-machine transaction costs. Key […]
Considering you’ve got to pay a network fee every time you want to transfer cryptocurrency, you’d be justified in wanting to avoid excessive exchange fees. It’s bad enough that the dollar value of Bitcoin transaction fees can be upwards of double digits, so there’s no need to get gouged on withdrawal and trading rates by your favorite exchange. That’s why we compiled this handy list of low-fee exchanges so that you can get the best bang for your buck investing that crisp Benjamin your granny gave you for Christmas. Our Pick of the Litter GDAX This technically isn’t the exchange with the lowest fees on this list, but it’s one of the cheapest and easiest options if you’re looking to purchase crypto directly with fiat. GDAX is Coinbase’s exchange counterpart, and conveniently, if you have an existing Coinbase account, you can automatically […]
Friday 29 December 2017, Zug, Switzerland – trade.io is extremely proud to announce that it has received approval to list on one of the largest global digital asset exchanges, OKEx. Based in Belize, with its main operations hub located in Hong Kong. OKEx is an international company specializing in blockchain technology and digital asset development and applications. OKEx.com, its flagship platform, is often ranked as the Top 3 (overall) in daily trading volume. To celebrate this partnership, trade.io will airdrop 100,000 TIO Trade Tokens via OKEx to some lucky OKEx customers. Of the development, trade.io CEO, Jim Preissler commented: We’ve had an amazing ICO to-date, raising over $20 million, and we are obligated to all those that have participated to continue to offer value adds. We identified OKEx as an industry leader and feel our community would benefit from this […]
The establishment of the US-based nucleus team at Hcash is a move which will propel the company to the forefront of Blockchain technology. The current aim of the development team, concerning the direction of Hcash, is focused on interoperability, private transactions, security, quantum resistance, while maintaining a high transaction speed. The event, held at the Cisco Meraki building in San Francisco, was lead by the two leaders of the nucleus team. Mo Sen is a distributed systems engineer with a background in computer science at Purdue, Stanford and Tsinghua Universities. With over a decade of software development experience, he has led infrastructure development projects with clients including Citrix, Google/Motorola and numerous others. John Woeltz is an applied cryptographer with over 5 years of experience developing, architecting and applying cryptography for Blockchain software and firmware ranging from the world’s first SCRYPT […]
With countries across Asia making moves to regulate and clamp down, few remain as beacons of freedom when it comes to cryptocurrencies. India, Russia, China, South Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia have all issued restrictions on exchanges, but one unlikely country in Asia remains open: Thailand. Thailand is a surprise as it is in the grips of a military dictatorship that does not look like it wants to return the country to democracy at any time in the future. With sweeping clampdowns on everything else across the nation, the military seems open towards crypto and are even planning on starting to educate the public about it. Coin School It was reported in the Bangkok Post that the Finance Ministry will join with other authorities to educate people about Bitcoin following the digital asset’s wild ride this month. The concern is that […]
The overall cryptocurrency market seems to have stabilized after a correction that lowered its total capitalization to below US$450 billion last week. That said, the market has yet to convincingly bounce back to pre-correction levels, as its market cap continues to drift between US$500 billion and US$600 billion. The Bears are Back November and December saw record highs across most cryptocurrency markets. The total market cap increased a staggering US$350 billion from the beginning of November to its December peak, and top 10 coins repeatedly hit new all-time highs over the course of this latest market run-up. Nothing lasts forever, however, and these fortunes faded almost as quickly as they had arisen. Last week, the market went into a nosedive, leaving assets across the board bleeding as crypto’s market cap bottomed out at US$422 billion. Bitcoin dove to lows below US$12,000, Ethereum’s price touched just under US$500, and Litecoin fell […]