June 28, 2018

South Korean Financial Watchdog Releases Stricter AML Guidelines for Virtual Currencies

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission released new AML guidelines that require crypto exchanges to conduct proper customer ID due diligence
June 28, 2018

Kora’s live on exchange brings a storm to the crypto world

The crypto world is in a frenzy as Kora goes live on the exchange. Kora took the crypto world by storm when it reached its hardcap of USD 12 million… Continue reading “Kora’s live on exchange brings a storm to the crypto world” The post Kora’s live on exchange brings a storm to the crypto world appeared first on .
June 28, 2018

The Top 5 DApps That Pay You in Cryptocurrency

Everyone wants to earn crypto, but mining requires a ton of hardware and special skills. What if you could get paid on apps in crypto instead of regular currency? You would be earning an asset that has the potential to go up in value over time, and you actually can get paid in crypto on some dApps. DApps are applications on blockchain that are decentralized and more secure with your information (decentralized application). Some of them even allow users to be paid in cryptocurrency for anything from freelance work to playing games and are poised to disrupt many aspects of our life with the power of blockchain. The world of dApps is expanding rapidly, and knowing which ones to jump on board and which ones aren’t worth it can help you find the most value in this exciting technology. Here […]
June 28, 2018

Coinbase CEO Announces New GiveCrypto Charity

A new cryptocurrency-based charity hopes to give money to the poor who do not have access to banking or financial services. Is it feasible?
June 28, 2018

Beware Crypto-Asset Exposure And Volatility, Says BoE’s Prudential Regulation Authority

Mind the gap between expectations and reality.
June 28, 2018

How Blockchain Development Is Changing The Future Of Social Media Marketing?

How Blockchain Development Is Changing The Future Of Social Media Marketing? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 28, 2018

Creators of American Idol’s crypto platform tour Asia

Creators of American Idol’s Crypto Platform Tour Asia   Singapore, 22 June, 2018:   ICST, the platform that put StarMaker and its partners, The Voice and American Idol on the blockchain, has showcased its world-first technology that gives artists complete control of the content they create.   Individual Content and Skill Token (ICST) allows creators… The post Creators of American Idol’s crypto platform tour Asia appeared first on Altcoin Today.
June 28, 2018

Blockchain Basics — What are Smart Contracts?

Blockchain Basics Series (5 part series — PART 1) Blockchain Basics — What are Smart Contracts? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 28, 2018

London Blockchain Conference Featured Representatives of IBM, KPMG, and the Dutch Government

On June 6 and 7, leading global blockchain specialists arrived in the capital of the United Kingdom to discuss trends of the crypto world and share the best practices. The reason was Blockchain International Show, the international event dedicated to cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and ICO. Guests of Blockchain International Show were entrepreneurs, investors, developers, lawyers, executives of blockchain companies, startupers, traders, and crypto enthusiasts. Conference The conference was remarkable for some of the most influential and inspiring personalities in the fintech industry, public officials, as well as representatives of well-known global companies such as IBM, KPMG, and Bitfury. How to invest in crypto Fintech entrepreneur, LinkedIn Top Voice 2017 award winner in the field of economy and finance Lex Sokolin made a report about investments in the cryptocurrency sector. In his opinion, not knowing what will happen to a specific asset […]
June 28, 2018

France Wants to Extradite Alleged Bitcoin Money Launderer

France, joined United States and Russia, is seeking the extradition of the alleged bitcoin money launder Alexander Vinnik.
June 28, 2018

Yes, Your Bitcoin Transactions Can Be Tracked – and Here Are the Companies That Are Doing It

Since it’s inception, Bitcoin has been thought of as an anonymous way to move money. Recently, however, a few firms have built software that can track the movement of coins and help law enforcement track illicit earnings. Pseudo-anonymous Transactions When creating a wallet, users are given an address that allows them to receive coins. This address is just a long string of numbers and letters, but each one is unique to the wallet. This poses privacy concerns on the network, as anyone can go in and view any transactions you’ve sent from that wallet. This property of Bitcoin allows people to link wallets with real-world identities. For example, you send coins from your personal wallet to your exchange wallet. The wallet on the exchange could be linked to your identity. If someone knows that, then they can assume that Wallet […]
June 28, 2018

Bitcoin Demand in the Philippines Remains Healthy Despite Falling Prices

The Philippines is an important country when it comes to cryptocurrencies. For the past few years, Bitcoin has made a positive impact on the local money transfer industry. This trend is only becoming more apparent, with the monthly volume holding steady near the $40 million mark. Bitcoin in the Philippines Anyone who has kept a close eye on Bitcoin over the years will know the world’s leading cryptocurrency makes inroads in many parts of the world. In the Philippines, the demand for Bitcoin has grown steadily over the past few years. There has been particular traction in the money transfer industry, although consumers are taking notice of Bitcoin’s potential as well. More specifically, the average monthly conversion total from pesos to cryptocurrencies has hit a new all-time high. In Q1 of 2018, the monthly average was $36.74 million, which is […]
June 28, 2018

Indian Women More Bullish On Crypto than Men, Invest Twice As Much

Despite being a minority among crypto investors, just like anywhere else, women in India actually spend on cryptocurrency twice more than men do. A newly released survey also found that the majority of Indian crypto users live in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The study comes out while Indians expect new regulations within weeks.       Also read: Indian Crypto Regulations Ready in July, Official Reveals Men Still a Majority Among Investors, Women Spend More Unsurprisingly, female crypto investors are a firm minority in India, and pretty much anywhere else on the planet. However, what sets Indian women apart from many other, beauty aside, is their willingness to spend more on cryptocurrency than their husbands and boyfriends. According to a survey carried out by crypto exchange Buyucoin, female traders in India spend more than Rs.140,000 on average (>$2,000 USD), […]
June 28, 2018

PR: AVINOC the Blockchain Solution Disrupting the Global Aviation Business

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. AVINOC: What is AVINOC? The original name is Aviation Network Operation Chain. It is a platform for the global General Aviation (GA) business, using a new concept and innovative Blockchain technology. It aims to bring the power of decentralization and the speed of blockchain systems into the GA, especially into the Business Aviation (BizAv) sector and as a second step consequently into the Airline Business. Hong Kong. To put it simple: AVINOC brings passengers, airlines, air traffic control, and travel agencies together. Which means that classical old-school booking companies like checkfelix.com or expedia.com will in […]
June 28, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Spikes by $100

At press time, the father of cryptocurrencies is up to $6,100. That’s about $100 more than where it stood during yesterday’s afternoon hours. The currency seems to be incurring small changes each day: $100 here, $200 there, etc. Thus far, the coin is going through a rough patch of weak trading and low volumes, and is seriously tied to its present support level. Some heavy drivers are going to have to come through and really plow down the opposition if bitcoin is going to experience any serious change. In addition, analysts believe that nothing significant can happen in the bitcoin space until trading volumes are boosted with some new form of institutional capital. For example, investors are waiting on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve bitcoin ETFs, though it’s unclear how long this process will take. Bitcoin […]
June 28, 2018

Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Denied Review of Prison Life Sentence by Supreme Court

The “Dread Pirate Roberts,” Ross Ulbricht, has his review of his life sentence prison term denied by the US Supreme court
June 28, 2018

Zcash Governance Panel Shoots Down Research on ASIC Resistance

Members of the zcash community have voted not to prioritize ASIC resistance.
June 28, 2018

Bitbank and bitFlyer Will Leave the JVCEA over Regulatory Warnings

Cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan self-regulate via the JVCEA. Unfortunately, it seems this governing body is losing two key members. CEOs of both Bitbank and bitFlyer are leaving the JVCEA this week. The JVCEA Loses Key Members It is intriguing how Japan can effectively self-regulate the cryptocurrency industry. In other countries, such a system will simply not work. Regulators want to keep their fingers on the pulse, especially where cryptocurrencies are concerned. The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association – or JVCEA – takes this role upon themselves with a lot of pride. As the name suggests, this entity is comprised of officials representing the various Japanese exchanges. That includes CEOs of Bitbank, bitFlyer, Coincheck, and so forth. Unfortunately, it appears two key members will be departing. That is not entirely surprising, as both of the CEOs represent companies under regulatory scrutiny by […]
June 28, 2018

Short-Term Crypto Market Expectations Highlighted in March Failed to Play Out

Over the past few months, the overall sentiment among cryptocurrency enthusiasts has changed quite a bit. After the ramp-up in late 2017 and early 2018, things have taken a major turn for the worse across all crypto markets. As such, there are growing concerns over how people perceive this industry. Sentiment Remains Positive There are always different mindsets to take into account when it comes to cryptocurrencies. Some people only see things from a short-term perspective, whereas the experts are always keeping the long-term picture in mind. There are some notable differences between these two mindsets, although it seems there is an overall positive trend to take note of. In March, short-term sentiment fell on the positive end of the spectrum, according to a sentiment index shared on Reddit. While that may seem rather surprising, there was still a firm belief that […]
June 28, 2018

Crypto Markets Budge Little, Bear Trend Shows Scant Signs of Reversal

June 28: Crypto markets are seeing little momentum today, with price fluctuations within a 2 percent range among all of the major cryptocurrencies
June 28, 2018

Hard Fork

A crypto action movie plot Hard Fork was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 28, 2018

How Could Crypto-Technologies Expand your Sex Life on a Global Scale

How Could Crypto-Technologies Expand your Sex Life on a Global Scale was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 28, 2018

Bank of England: Deputy Governor Warns Financial Institutions of Crypto Asset Risks

Financial institutions must be extra aware of their involvement with crypto assets, making sure to follow all guidelines, say Bank of England in mass warning letter
June 28, 2018

28/06/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere

28/06/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 28, 2018

Walmart, IBM Blockchain Initiative Aims to Track Global Food Supply Chain

A blockchain initiative made up of ten companies, including Walmart, and IBM, seeks to track the global food supply chain on blockchain
June 28, 2018

Facebook to Take Bitcoin ‘Back Towards the Bulls,’ Claims deVere CEO

Facebook has reversed its outright ban on cryptocurrency advertisements, and some experts believe this is just the catalyst needed to put the bulls back in control.  ‘Another Catalyst for the Unstoppable Cryptocurrency Revolution’ Nigel Green, founder and CEO of deVere Group, believes Facebook’s U-turn in regards to cryptocurrency advertisements will spark the next major bull run in “the unstoppable cryptocurrency revolution,” stating: The lifting of this controversial ban must be welcomed. Whilst we respect Facebook’s good intentions behind prohibiting the adverts, an outright ban on new concepts and innovation is seldom a positive or helpful stance. With the social media giant taking this proactive step, which is fuelling global speculation that it could now also have its own crypto ambitions, I believe history will show that this decision to lift the ban will prove to be another catalyst for the unstoppable […]
June 28, 2018

What Is HoshoCon?

Blockchain security is quickly becoming a pressing topic. So much, in fact, that it is getting its very own conference in Las Vegas later this year. HoshoCon is meant to highlight issues and solutions pertaining to blockchain security. It’s just another sign of how this industry is maturing. Blockchain Security Matters at HoshoCon Given all of the focus on blockchain technology these days, it has become a lot more apparent that something needs to change on the security front. More specifically, there is growing concern over the many issues affecting blockchains and cryptocurrencies alike over the past few months. Some major bugs were discovered in newly launched blockchains, which is unacceptable in this day and age. One could argue most of these problems could have been avoided by thoroughly auditing said blockchains. There is some merit to that thought, as […]
June 28, 2018

Singapore’s Crypto-Friendly Approach Puts It At Risk of Online Threats, Says Cybersecurity Expert

Singapore’s welcoming stance toward cryptocurrencies could attract online threats to the country, according to a cybersecurity expert. Singapore Has Taken a Neutral Approach Unlike China, Japan, and South Korea, who have applied a firmer hand to the cryptocurrency market, Singapore hasn’t. As a result of its crypto-friendly environment, it runs the risk of attracting online threats, said Adam Meyers, vice president of CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm. In a report from Channel News Asia, Meyers is of the opinion that cybercriminals will see Singapore as a potential target. For example, in February, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said there was “no strong case to ban cryptocurrency trading.” Notably, in May, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) did issue a warning to eight digital currency exchanges in the country to stop trading unregistered crypto tokens. Yet, even so, the deputy prime minister has said that […]
June 28, 2018

Bank of England Warns Finance Firms Over Crypto Risks

A Bank of England official has warned banks and other financial firms about exposure to cryptocurrency-related assets in a letter.
June 28, 2018

Industrial Giant GE Eyes Blockchain in Fight Against 3D-Printing Fakes

General Electric wants to use a blockchain to verify 3D-printed parts in its supply chain, according to a recently published patent filing.
June 28, 2018

Uphold to Acquire JNK Securities, Opening Door for US-Regulated ICO Trading

It seems that a race to take over US-licensed brokerages has begun among crypto companies. Soon after Coinbase revealed it is buying up a securities firm, Uphold has now followed the move with its own acquisition. JNK Securities’ licenses could possibly open the door for the company to offer trading on ICO tokens deemed securities by US authorities. Also Read: The Daily: Pornhub Adds New Tokens, Fcoin Defends Trans-Fee, Coinbase Goes Pro Uphold to Acquire JNK Securities Uphold has announced it reached an agreement to acquire JNK Securities Corp, a New York Stock Exchange member and an SEC and FINRA regulated broker-dealer founded in 1993. At the same time, the company has filed an application with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for the approval of the change of ownership of JNK and its and business expansion. If its application […]
June 28, 2018

Threatened Ethereum GPU Miners have a Saviour in Leonardo Render

Everything used to be so simple in the crypto mining world: download the source code and let your processor do the work. Anyone with a computer at home could get… Continue reading “Threatened Ethereum GPU Miners have a Saviour in Leonardo Render” The post Threatened Ethereum GPU Miners have a Saviour in Leonardo Render appeared first on .
June 28, 2018

Bitcoin Must Rally Through $6300 to Reverse Downtrend, Says Fundstrat’s Robert Slyumer

Fundstrat’s Robert Slyumer says technicals indicate that a short-term breakthrough $6,300 is “critical” for Bitcoin to reverse its downtrend
June 28, 2018

Malta Passes Three Bills Relating To Cryptocurrency And Blockchains

In an effort to bring new tech business to the island, officials in Malta have passed three bills relating to digital innovation.
June 28, 2018

Registered Broker Templum Plans Security Identifiers for Tokenized Assets

Regulated token trader Templum Markets is partnering with CUSIP Global Services (CGS) to bring securities identification numbers to tokenized assets.
June 28, 2018

Stellar Price: Modest Uptrend Might Turn Sideways Soon

No one will or should be surprised to learn the cryptocurrency markets look anything but healthy at this stage. It has not been a good year for cryptocurrency, and expecting something to change seems a bit odd at this point. Most of the top currencies are still struggling with losses, albeit the Stellar price has begun noting positive momentum. Stellar Price Inches Upward It is always interesting to see how the cryptocurrency markets evolve these days. Given all of the negative momentum 2018 has brought, any sign of green is welcomed with open arms. Unfortunately, those moments usually don’t last long. Whether or not the Stellar price will fare differently this time around, remains highly unlikely. Over the past 24 hours, the Stellar price has risen by 1.68%. It is not a big change, although this is one of the […]
June 28, 2018

Why 70% of ICO Tokens Are Not Exchange Listed and Probably Never Will Be

“When Binance?” is the refrain from impatient bag-holders in ICO Telegram groups. For investors eager to flip their tokens and move onto the next thing, a major exchange listing is the big event, and the sooner the better. But for beleaguered project teams, with a community to manage, workforce to recruit, and decentralized solution to build, an exchange listing is the least of their concerns. It’s also the most expensive. Also read: FBI Currently Investigating 130 Crypto-Related Cases Creating a Token is Easy. Listing it is Hard With the number of global cryptocurrency exchanges now in excess of 250, there ought to be more than enough platforms to support new ICO tokens. But as many of these projects are finding out, obtaining an exchange listing without paying exorbitant fees is almost impossible. ICOs unwilling to stump up risk being left to […]
June 28, 2018

The Daily: Pornhub Adds New Tokens, Fcoin Defends Trans-Fee, Coinbase Goes Pro

Among the interesting stories featured in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief are the new crypto tokens added by Pornhub, Fcoin founder’s defense of the controversial trans-fee mining practice and an update on the upcoming launch of Coinbase Pro. Also Read: Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transactions Remain High in the Philippines Bigwigs Talking Bitcoin vs Blockchain A few well known people who don’t routinely speak about Bitcoin and blockchain technology have recently shared their opinions about the subjects. Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire behind Alibaba Group, opined that “Blockchain technology could change our world more than people imagine. Bitcoin, however, could be a bubble.” And he added that “traditional financial institutions serve 20 percent of people and make 80 percent of profits. New financial institutions should service 80 percent of people, and make 20 percent of profit.” Steve Wozniak, the Bitcoin-loving […]
June 28, 2018

A Creative Incentivized Platform or Just Another Disguised ICO? The CoinBene Debate

Ardent crypto fans have noticed that a new king has taken over the crypto exchange scene – and he brought some friends. With Binance and OKEx having been the undisputed leaders – with the crown switching regularly between the two – the status quo had become virtually unchallenged. Huobi came in third, with Bitfinex, Upbit, HitBTC and Bithumb fighting for the other spots. That is no more, as according to data from CoinMarketCap, a new and relatively unknown crypto exchange from Malaysia has dethroned them. How it got there is the subject of much debate, with some calling it a genius move while others branding it as just another deceptive and unsustainable practice which will undermine confidence in the crypto industry in the long run. Rewarding Their Users CoinBene is now the biggest crypto exchange in the world, with Bit-Z […]
June 28, 2018

Steve Wozniak Says Ethereum Could Outlive the Current Crypto Hype

It seems that for Steve Wozniak, Ethereum (ETH) could outlive the current hype experienced by cryptocurrencies. He said that the current buzz around virtual currencies could be a signal that… Continue reading “Steve Wozniak Says Ethereum Could Outlive the Current Crypto Hype” The post Steve Wozniak Says Ethereum Could Outlive the Current Crypto Hype appeared first on .
June 28, 2018

Bittrex CEO to Advise Cuban-Backed Crypto Gaming Platform Unikrn

Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara will help guide the crypto eSports betting platform as it works to improve the security and adoption of its crypto token.
June 28, 2018

Blockchain Can Legally Authenticate Evidence, Chinese Judge Rules

A court in China’s Hangzhou city has ruled that evidence authenticated with blockchain technology can be presented in legal disputes.
June 28, 2018

Jack Ma’s Ant Financial to Explore Blockchain for International Payments

Jack Ma remains skeptical of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and believes that they could be a bubble. Having taken that stand for quite some time now, Ma still thinks cryptos haven’t proven themselves to be better alternatives to fiat currencies so far. However, he is a blockchain proponent and believes that the time to disrupt traditional finance has come, and that blockchain is the technology that has the potential to do this. Ma was speaking at the launch of a blockchain cross-border remittance platform by Ant Financial, his Alibaba Group’s financial services arm. Betting On Blockchain Ma isn’t as enthusiastic about Bitcoin, and according to the renowned entrepreneur, it’s “not right to become rich overnight” as many in the crypto community did when the price of Bitcoin shot up. While the technology behind cryptos is transformative, cryptos were just one […]
June 28, 2018

Bitcoin Whitepaper’s ‘Known Problems’ Show Years of Progress

Bitcoin.org contributor David A. Harding has released a summary of “known problems” in the Bitcoin whitepaper, highlighting the cryptocurrency’s metamorphosis in its first years of existence.  Theory vs. Reality In documentation currently available on GitHub, Harding — who has also been a major commentator on Bitcoin for several years — also included changes in terminology used to describe various phenomena within Bitcoin. All the items in the collection represent previously-known aspects that “Bitcoin’s implementation differs from that described in the [white]paper.” Top of the list is a reference to Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm, with the Blockchain now functioning according to “the chain demonstrating the most PoW,” rather than simply “the longest chain,” as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto originally described. Harding notes: The change from checking for the longest chain to checking for the most-work chain occurred in July 2010, long after […]
June 28, 2018

FBI Has 130 Ongoing Crypto Cases, a ‘Small Sliver’ of All Investigations, Agent Says

Kyle Armstrong, of the FBI’s Virtual Currency Initiative, says the Bureau has 130 cryptocurrency-related cases, and that dark web drug sales are a particular focus
June 28, 2018

Exclusive: Binance Set to Launch Its First Crypto-Fiat Exchange in Uganda

Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao has revealed the company is about to launch a crypto-fiat trading platform in Uganda, in an exclusive interview with CT today
June 28, 2018

Tron is Open to Cardano’s Propositions to Enhance Blockchain Networks

On June the 25th, Charles Hoskinson, founder and chief executive officer of IHOK, the company behind Cardano, wrote a Tweet to Justin Sun, Tron’s founder, with an unusual recommendation. Hoskinson… Continue reading “Tron is Open to Cardano’s Propositions to Enhance Blockchain Networks” The post Tron is Open to Cardano’s Propositions to Enhance Blockchain Networks appeared first on .
June 28, 2018

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Reduces Hack Loss Estimation From $31 Mln to $17 Mln

Bithumb announces less crypto stolen than originally reported, due to crypto exchange, foundation support and quickly moving holdings into a cold wallet
June 28, 2018

Messaging Giant Line to Launch Crypto Exchange in July

Line, the company behind a popular chat app in Japan, announced Thursday that will open a cryptocurrency exchange in July. 
June 28, 2018

Reserve Bank of Australia Has Some Interesting Views on Bitcoin

Australia is quickly positioning itself as a very interesting location for cryptocurrency and blockchain development. Although the overall climate appears relatively positive, it remains to be seen how things will play out. The Reserve Bank of Australia is still not convinced that Bitcoin and its cohorts are here to stay for much longer. RBA Continues to Dislike Bitcoin No one will be surprised to hear that a central bank still doubts Bitcoin has a chance of succeeding. In the case of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the current sentiment isn’t all that positive. It is evident the institution has mulled over the idea of issuing its own digital currency, although it seems highly unlikely the bank will do so anytime soon. In a recent speech about cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology, Head of Payments Policy Tony Richards touched upon the […]
June 28, 2018

Almost 9 out of 10 Crypto Execs Want ‘Formalized’ Industry Self-Regulation: Research

A new survey of cryptocurrency firms’ executives has revealed a strong desire to see the industry self-regulate
June 28, 2018

TAAS Capital and the Era of Institutional Cryptocurrency Investment

The era of institutional investment looms over the global cryptocurrency markets, as market indicators plummet, while SEC is clearing up uncertainties over the future of Bitcoin and Ethereum. After a successful first year of operations, Token-as-a-Service (TaaS) is expanding into an investment vehicle for blockchain wealth called TAAS Capital Fund, aiming to provide an unrivaled investment outlet for institutional and retail investors alike. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article As it currently stands, various technical and legal barriers prevent professional investors from capitalizing on distributed ledger technology (DLT) markets. Symptomatic of any new market, blockchain assets represent a landscape that often embodies high volatility, low liquidity, and an overall lack of infrastructure. These challenges represent an inherent need for the next level DLT capital fund, capable of taking on the oncoming wave of institutional investors. That’s the reason behind Token-as-a-Service’s […]
June 28, 2018

PornHub Announces It Will Accept TRON and ZenCash

One of the most important porn sites on the internet, PornHub announced that it will be accepting TRON and ZenCash. The decision has been taken after adding support for Verge… Continue reading “PornHub Announces It Will Accept TRON and ZenCash” The post PornHub Announces It Will Accept TRON and ZenCash appeared first on .
June 28, 2018

ICO: Pros and Cons

ICO: Pros and Cons was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 28, 2018

Bithumb Claims to Have Retrieved $14 Million in Hacked Cryptos

The Korean exchange says it has clawed back some of the millions lost in a theft of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, XRP and bitcoin cash.
June 28, 2018

Bitcoin Price Defends $6K as Traders Go Long

Bitcoin’s technical charts continue to call a drop below $6,000, yet investor activity indicates a corrective rally could be on the cards.
June 28, 2018

Japan’s Biggest Social Network to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan’s biggest social network LINE will launch a cryptocurrency exchange under a Singapore-based subsidiary in July — but will exclude Japanese and, initially, US users. ‘In Compliance With Rules And Regulations’ A press release issued June 28 confirms the move, which follows debates with Japanese regulators stretching back to January this year. Now, BITBOX, as the platform is known, will cater to “global” cryptocurrency traders but will stop short of serving those in the company’s home territory or the US. The release states: With the need to trade cryptocurrencies rising around the world, LINE has been preparing to provide opportunities for users to do so securely, and as the secure system is in place now, the company will be offering the service. BITBOX will offer trading between thirty cryptoassets but will not provide fiat exchange functionality. Fifteen languages will be […]
June 28, 2018

Third Largest Crypto Exchange Huobi Opens London Office, Sets OTC Trading for Q3 2018

Third largest crypto exchange Huobi opens new London office, expects to begin OTC trading tests in Q3 2018
June 28, 2018

trade.io Leads The Way In Security By Introducing High-Level Security Systems and Practices For Its Upcoming Cryptocurrency Exchange

Wednesday 27th June 2018, Lugano, Switzerland, trade.io – In anticipation of its upcoming cryptocurrency exchange, trade.io has announced a commitment to exceeding common security standards and has ensured the early implementation of a comprehensive security program. During its ICO, rigid security controls and systems were deployed, and as a result, trade.io was able to fend off numerous cyber attacks and attempted hacks on the website and our users. To further strengthen its guarantee of a trusted, reliable and safe platform, as reported earlier this year, we have employed a world-class security officer and a highly trained team with the ability to enhance trade’s cybersecurity robustness. As a result, the following technologies, practices and procedures have therefore been implemented: A multi-layered protection for users to sign in to the platform using several authentication methods. In addition, trade.io is implementing and enforcing […]
June 28, 2018

Blockchain Ecosystem to Give Unbanked Access to Financial Services in Developing Countries

Millions of families are unbanked in the Philippines, but a new blockchain-based platform is planning to give them access to financial services, including cashless payments and lending #SPONSORED
June 28, 2018

Social Media ‘Silent Majority’ Predicts Bitcoin Market

Experts all across the board have been concluding that more than technical analysis, social sentiment is one of the most powerful indicators of crypto market price, and while it may be an obvious theory, it has finally been proven. Recently the Stevens Institute of Technology conducted a study along with three other universities – Dickinson College, Ivey Business School, and the University of Cincinnati – on how social sentiment affects Bitcoin market prices. The study analyzed 3.3 million tweets and 344,000 Bitcointalk posts – two years worth of data. According to Sergey Krutolevich, RoninAi Research Scientist, Ph.D. in Applied Statistics: Spikes in conversation volume often precede spikes in search volume by one full day, and new price highs by one to three days. Indicating beyond just a clear correlation between social sentiment and crypto market prices, the former is in fact […]
June 28, 2018

KuCoin Listed Distributed Credit Chain To Their State-Of-The-Art Platform

When gauging a strong cryptocurrency exchange market, one way to sort this concern is to check the number of tokens available on their platform and how potential these projects are.… Continue reading “KuCoin Listed Distributed Credit Chain To Their State-Of-The-Art Platform” The post KuCoin Listed Distributed Credit Chain To Their State-Of-The-Art Platform appeared first on .
June 28, 2018

Japan’s LINE Plans to Launch Crypto Exchange in July, Excludes Japanese, US Traders

Japan’s LINE Corp. announces new crypto exchange BITBOX, which has a ‘tentative’ launch date next month
June 28, 2018

Technology Limits

The three reasons why a technology will limit blockchain implementation Technology Limits was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
June 28, 2018

Crypto Venture Firm to Invest 200K Ether in US Startups

A China-based venture firm focused on the crypto industry aims to invest 200,000 ethereum in U.S. startups
June 28, 2018

A Plan to Send Millions in Bitcoin to Venezuela Is Moving Ahead

Developer Jonathan Wheeler plans to airdrop bitcoin across Venezuela, in an ambitious attempt at quelling the country’s ongoing economic crisis.
June 28, 2018

Mining Round-Up: Ebang Files for IPO in HK, Miner Arrested in China

In recent mining news, major mining chip manufacturer Ebang Communications has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, a Chinese miner has been arrested for allegedly stealing 150,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in roughly one month, and a report has provided unique insight into the state of mining in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Also Read: FBI Currently Investigating 130 Crypto-Related Cases Chip Manufacturer Ebang Communications Files for IPO in Hong Kong Major mining chip manufacturer Ebang Communication has become the latest leading firm operating in the bitcoin mining industry to file for an IPO in Hong Kong. The company’s application for IPO is in its draft form, and as such does not state the volume of funds that Ebang seeks to raise, nor does it disclose a valuation for the company. According to financial statements included in […]
June 28, 2018

Prestigious Economist Robert Shiller Says Bitcoin is a ‘Social Movement’

Robert Shiller, a Nobel prize-winning economist, talked about Bitcoin and the implications it has on the economy. During an interview with Bloomberg dated on June the 26th, the economist says… Continue reading “Prestigious Economist Robert Shiller Says Bitcoin is a ‘Social Movement’” The post Prestigious Economist Robert Shiller Says Bitcoin is a ‘Social Movement’ appeared first on .
June 28, 2018

PR: Cryptagio Obtains Licences – Is Half Way to Becoming a Crypto Fiat Exchange

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. Tallinn, Estonia, — On its way to supporting fiat currencies, Cryptagio digital asset exchange is halfway through. The company has recently obtained licences for providing its users with a crypto-fiat exchange as well as wallet services. The first licence (authorization number FVR000169) allows Cryptagio exchanging fiat to crypto and crypto to fiat. The second one (authorization number FRK000141) gives the platform a right to provide a virtual currency wallet (both hot and cold) service for the purpose of keeping, storing and transferring virtual currencies. The licences were issued by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), […]
June 28, 2018

The Sacramento Kings Are Mining Ethereum

The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first professional sports team to mine cryptocurrency — specifically, Ethereum — for charity. ‘Pioneers in exploring cryptocurrency and its potential impact’ Yesterday, the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team playing in the NBA, announced a new charitable program called MiningForGood. The Vivek Ranadivé-owned team will now install cryptocurrency mining equipment in the Golden 1 Center — marking the first Tier 4 data center ever built in a professional sports arena. The Kings will also become the first professional sports team in the world to mine cryptocurrency. The MiningForGood is part of a multi-year scholarship program aimed at supporting Sacramento-based causes focused on transforming Black communities in Sacramento. As noted by the Kings’ official website, “As cryptocurrency continues to grow in popularity, the MiningForGood program can serve as a blueprint for large organizations […]