May 26, 2018

High Court of Zimbabwe Lifts Cryptocurrency Ban

The High Court of Zimbabwe has lifted a ban on cryptocurrencies in the Southern African country. This follows a lawsuit that was filed by a local cryptocurrency exchange which argued that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe did not have any authority to declare cryptocurrencies illegal.  Contested Jurisdiction On the 12th of May, Zimbabwe’s financial services regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), issued a directive to all financial institutions to stop all forms of transactions related to cryptocurrencies and to wind down all accounts tied to cryptocurrencies within 60 days. This was followed a few days later by an order to all cryptocurrency exchanges in the country to shut down their operations. Zimbabwe’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Golix, submitted an urgent High Court challenge contesting the RBZ’s actions. Through its lawyers, Golix argued that, as a regulator, the RBZ was not […]
May 26, 2018

Blockchain Tech Could Accelerate AI Initiatives

Blockchain technology holds vast potential. The deeper you delve down the rabbit hole of hashes and nodes, the more intricate paths unwind before you. And as we prepare for Web 3.0 and changes in how we interact online (and the devices with which we do it), both blockchain technology and artificial intelligence will shift up a gear. Several, in fact. We’re a long way from saving the world, though, and sipping on gin and tonic while the robots get to work. One of the challenges currently facing these cutting-edge technologies is their cost, meaning they (AI in particular) remain accessible to a handful of tech giants and elite crews. Where is AI At Now? When Sophia the robot held an almost flawless interview outlining AI’s goals to make the world a better place, people around the world were left speechless. The power of […]
May 26, 2018

Bchpls.io Enables Free Bitcoin Cash Point-of-Sale Platform

There’s a new Point-of-Sale (PoS) service the Bitcoin Cash community has been talking about called, Bchpls.io, an app that enables any brick n’ mortar merchant to accept BCH with just two devices by providing a customer screen, and a cashier view. Bchpls is currently in open beta which means the public can test the software at their own discretion, so news.Bitcoin.com decided to test the program’s feature services. Also read: Chinese Exchange Launching Southeast Asian Crypto Trading Hub Giving the New PoS System Bchpls.io a Test Run This week we decided to test out a new PoS system specifically designed for merchants who want to accept Bitcoin Cash (BCH) at any physical location. The application called Bchpls.io is free, and there are no servers needed as all it takes is an internet connection and two devices (cashier & customer). Merchants can […]
May 26, 2018

Price Will Catch Up to Bitcoin’s Record Hashrate By Q3: Analyst

Despite the steady decline in Bitcoin prices, the network hashrate continues to increase astronomically. Why are miners contributing more computing power to mine a cryptocurrency that has struggled over the past five months? Market analyst, Naeem Aslam believes the trend implies an upcoming price increase. Bitcoin Fundamentals and Market Indices at Odds with Each Other From an economic perspective, it makes no sense for miners to spend more money mining Bitcoins when the price continues to struggle. A recent report by Morgan Stanley revealed that $8,600 is the breakeven price for bitcoin mining. In 2018, Bitcoin has struggled to stay above that price mark. However, network hashrate continues to rise even higher despite the fact that the market has lost half of its value since December 2017. The charts above show price movement and hashrate growth over the last year. […]
May 26, 2018

John McAfee Expects a Bitcoin Price of $15,000 by June 2018

John McAfee always has interesting opinions on cryptocurrency. While most of his social media posts can be ignored, a recent Bitcoin price prediction attracted a lot of attention. In his opinion, BTC will hit $15,000 again this year. This is supposed to happen in June, albeit the current market conditions tell a different story. The Bitcoin price is subject to speculation and manipulation at all times. This most recent bearish pressure wave further illustrates that point. In situations like these, one always has to keep the bigger picture in mind. Easier said than done when things are looking rather gloomy. For John McAfee, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. He predicts a Bitcoin price of $15,000 by June 2018. A Remarkable Prediction by John McAfee Compared to the current Bitcoin value, that would be a 100% increase. It is […]
May 26, 2018

Crypto Messiah Lifts Community Spirits

Crypto culture doesn’t care about any bear market. On the contrary, some of crypto’s most creative characters shine the brightest during times of market weakness. Late this week, in an attempt to usher in a renewed wave of market vigor, one prominent crypto personality stirred things up. Crypto Messiah Lifts Community Spirits
May 26, 2018

Meet beepnow: The Evolved Blockchain-Based Freelance Platform That Vows to Generate a Cash Flow of 4 Billion USD per Month

Have you ever questioned yourself what would happen if you lose all your money and your job over a night? Meet beepnow. A young and rising, futuristic company, consisted of 13 team members, who asked themselves the question mentioned above. The answer they found was rather disturbing, and it drove them to seek a rational solution to a rising problem. In the Q4 of 2016, members of the Estonian company came to the conclusion that in today’s world, the demographic state of the population leads to a gradually increasing unemployment on a world scale. A tendency more apparent in some countries, than others. This phenomenon caused people to seek subsistence in many forms, including online freelancing and skill sharing, which, in turn, marked a boom in the freelancing platforms offering remote jobs to people with different levels of expertise. “So […]
May 26, 2018

New Ecommerce Platform Gives the Promise to Improve Data Security and User Experience with Blockchain Technology

Ecommerce cannot keep on growing unless it takes immediate actions to change its current status quo. This is a cry for help that everyone should listen to if they want to save their virtual retail businesses and keep expanding. Figures from the last six months represent a clear sign that customers are not only ready but in fact, they need improvements in the area of electronic purchasing. If we track the turn down of sales generated by Ecommerce for that 180 days and then compare last year’s predictions for the total amount of worldwide sales expected by the end of the 2018 and the financial data about previous years, then we can openly state that there is a problem. According to Statista, the statistics portal with more than 22,500 sources, between 2014 and 2017 there is an increase of more […]
May 26, 2018

The Biggest Token Sale of the Year is Almost Over and Investors are Hurrying to Get Their Hands on BunnyToken

The BunnyToken sale is coming to an end after a hugely successful run since the 13th of March 2018. As the days close in on the 25th of May, investors are rushing to get their own tokens before it’s too late. The token is set to hit an exchange at some point after the end of sale where investors who missed out can  buy it however the BunnyToken movement which is set to change the way payment methods work in the adult industry, is far more valuable to own before the end of sale before the price skyrockets on the exchange. Holders of the token from the ICO sale will be able to use their BUNNY tokens with much higher value for their adult payments. According to the latest statements by the company, 150,000,000 tokens have been sold to more […]
May 26, 2018

The Big Data Challenge and the Concept of DataBlockChain.io

Big data like all things good and wonderful, comes with a lot of benefits for your organization and not too surprisingly, a level of frustrating and incredibly overwhelming challenges. The first challenge is finding the right data provider for you. The number of available big data providers often make it difficult for companies looking to adopt Big data. Brian Kolman, President of KolMedia said “I work with businesses of all sizes and see every day the challenges they face trying to reach the right audience. Today the key driver is having the right data and that’s what small businesses lack the most.” Mr. Kolman adds, “Our agency is spending more time and resources than ever before on figuring out where to gather the best data for our clients campaigns. It’s a very crowded and confusing marketplace. I personally would be […]
May 26, 2018

Tips For Students Trying To Save Money To Invest In Bitcoin

The idea of getting a college education is that you invest time and money now that you’ll recoup through your successful future career. It necessitates compromising on the immediate in order to benefit in the long term. However, our world today is a lot more geared towards the immediate than ever before. While a couple of decades ago, living with only the future in mind made some sort of sense, it no longer does. This is no more evident than for students of economics who can recognize the way cryptocurrencies are changing the entire economic landscape. They have watched bitcoin’s price fluctuate wildly over the past year and a half, spiking at unprecedented rates before losing some of its gains. They can see that the bitcoin story is far from over, and that trading it now, in the days before […]
May 26, 2018

An Incredible Success - GRE Completes ICO In Just 4 Days!

With an incredible pace, GRE achieved their ICO target within only 4 days (92 hours) since being listed on LEEKICO platform! 26th May, 2018— Global Risk Exchange (or “GRE”), is a blockchain-based, decentralized risk contract exchange platform, with the purpose of helping individuals, companies and organizations to freely hedge, transfer and trade their risks.Based on this principle, GRE insures all LEEKICO investors using “fall on debut” insurance, for free. Chia Hock Lai, the president of Singapore FinTech Association was attracted by GRE’s outstanding technology and operation ability, and officially joined the GRE team as an advisor and very optimistic about the prospects of the project. GRE always provides revolutionary products and service customized for the cryptocurrency ecosystem — including ICO Fall On Debut Insurance and Token Price Insurance. ICO Fall on Debut Insurance ICO “Fall On Debut” Insurance is not a single product, […]
May 26, 2018

The New Standard for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Has Arrived: Introducing CGCX

Calfin Global Crypto Exchange is a new state of the art four in one hybrid platform, setting itself leagues ahead of the blockchain world. May 26th, 2018– Cryptocurrency exchanges often only offer just that – a platform in which you can buy and sell a variety of digital currencies. As the demand for blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies increases, exchanges haven’t quite managed to keep up with the innovations that blockchain startups provide and have been ‘single purpose’ for quite some time now. Calfin Global Crypto Exchange (CGCX) has a vision for change; should cryptocurrency exchanges wish to not only survive but thrive in the era of blockchain they need to provide a lot more than just investment opportunities. CGCX tightly wraps four essential modules into one sophisticated platform, going beyond the standards of the exchanges available today. CGCX Platform Features […]
May 26, 2018

You Can See the Blockchain in the Starry Skies of Art

Blockchain is proving to be a versatile technology with a wide variety of applications. The obvious application is cryptocurrency, but blockchain tech is also being used to build smart contracts, give land titles greater integrity, and secure government records. While these applications are still in their infancy, there is one application that has the potential to save an entire industry: preventing art theft. How Bad Is Online Art Theft? Would it shock you to learn that 64% of professional photographers have had their work stolen over 200 times online? It’s not surprising that 49% of the culprits were bloggers and social media users, but it might surprise you to find out that 28% of the offenders were businesses, and 72% of those businesses altered stolen work to avoid detection. In 2017 alone, piracy websites were visited over 300 billion times worldwide. Stolen music […]
May 26, 2018

Revolutionary Ways to Get Funded – ICO Roundups

In the world of cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings (ICOs) are the latest trend. ICOs are not even 10 years old, yet they already generate unprecedented interest worldwide. It is a… Continue reading “Revolutionary Ways to Get Funded – ICO Roundups” The post Revolutionary Ways to Get Funded – ICO Roundups appeared first on .
May 26, 2018

Europe’s BlockShow Utilizes Polling Application to Highlight European Influencers

When looking at cryptocurrencies and blockchains, there have been discussions regarding the best crypto startups or some of the best regions for crypto, but rarely will you find an in-depth look at the major players and businesses that are changing the industry as a whole in one place. Wanting to change this, BlockShow is now working on a never-before-used blockchain polling solution to find out who the most influential European companies are, as well as the most influential European female influencers who are changing the blockchain sphere. One of the systems being utilized, Polys, is a secure, transparent, easy-to-deploy system that allows for the creation of blockchain-based polls and surveys. While there are other blockchain polling applications available, Polys was ready to answer the call and meet this project’s requirements. The team at BlockShow is looking to highlight the movers and shakers in the industry, and more […]
May 26, 2018

Wendy McElroy: The Centralization of Crypto and the Banality of Evil

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 3 The Centralization of Crypto and the Banality of Evil First we must realize that all actions are performed by individuals… If we scrutinize the meaning of the various actions performed by individuals we must necessarily learn everything about the actions of the collective whole. For a social collective has no existence and reality outside of the individual members’ actions. –Ludwig von Mises In 1963, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote a book Eichmann in Jerusalem, about “the banality of evil,” which redefined that concept forever. Evil is not usually committed by sadistic monsters, she argued, but by ordinary people who relinquish personal responsibility for their actions and obey the orders or rules of a corrupt system. (Here, evil is defined as deliberately and callously inflicting […]
May 26, 2018

No Money to Buy the Dip? Start Hunting!

If you’ve spent some time in the cryptocurrency sphere, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Buy the F-ing Dip” (BTFD). While the BTFD strategy is a viable one for dollar-cost averaging and gaining solid entries, there may come a time when one is unwilling or incapable of adding to existing positions. However, this does not render an individual unable to grow his or her holdings. It simply means their efforts must be spent elsewhere: on bounty hunting! The term “bounty hunter” traditionally refers to one who tracks down and detains fugitives and criminals that have failed to respond to court orders and other legal obligations in return for the posted bail or other financial rewards. While bounty hunting in the crypto space is not quite as adrenaline-fueled, it’s a similarly fruitful and expansive affair, where top bounty hunters are earning upwards of tens of thousands of dollars worth […]
May 26, 2018

UK Financial Regulator Opens 24 Investigations Into Crypto Businesses for Compliance

UK investigates multiple cryptocurrency businesses for compliance, following US, Canada
May 26, 2018

Markets Update: Bear Market Adds Cryptocurrency Trading Uncertainty

Cryptocurrency markets have had a rough week over the last seven days as many digital assets lost quite a bit of value most had gained two weeks prior. Currently, markets are seemingly consolidating and have remained somewhat stable over the last 24-hours. At the moment Bitcoin Core (BTC) values have been hovering around $7,470-7,560 during the last few hours. Meanwhile, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) prices are steadily holding just above the $1K region at $1,038 per BCH at the time of publication. Also Read: Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services A Crazy Volatile Week in Crypto-Land Filled With Lots of FUD It’s been another crazy week in the world of cryptocurrency markets as most of the recovered gains most digital assets gathered from three weeks ago have been erased. Trade volume has been considerably low for nearly every market as the […]
May 26, 2018

The US Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Crypto Price Manipulation

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into possible crypto price manipulation by crypto traders, reports Bloomberg. Quoting four people familiar with the situation, the report indicates that the DOJ’s prosecutors are working in partnership with the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission to probe the matter. The DOJ believes that digital currencies are highly susceptible to fraud, especially given the sector’s lack of regulation. Fake Orders And Spoofing The investigation will focus on a number of illegal activities that traders can use to manipulate the price of cryptos, one of which is spoofing. Spoofing is when traders initiate large orders to give the illusion that the demand for crypto is high, before canceling them once the price is observed to have moved in a particular direction. This practice has been witnessed in the market before. Another illegal activity which will […]
May 26, 2018

Top 7 Cryptocurrencies That Increased In Value During 2018

During 2018 we have experience a roller coaster. At the beginning of the year several virtual currencies registered their highest prices ever. But since then, the market has been operating… Continue reading “Top 7 Cryptocurrencies That Increased In Value During 2018” The post Top 7 Cryptocurrencies That Increased In Value During 2018 appeared first on .
May 26, 2018

Spending Bitcoin in Europe Is Getting Easier Thanks to Wirex and Paytomat

European cryptocurrency holders have reason to be cheerful. Slowly but surely it’s becoming easier to spend BTC, BCH, and a range of other cryptos throughout the continent, with payment services like Wirex and Paytomat leading the charge. It’s now possible to spend bitcoin in hundreds of restaurants and stores throughout Eastern Europe, as well as anywhere that accepts Visa in the whole of mainland Europe and the UK. Also read: SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens” Wirex Rolls Out Its New Crypto Debit Cards When crypto debit cards were cancelled in Europe last year, with a Visa subsidiary to blame, tens of thousands of cryptocurrency holders were left clutching worthless pieces of plastic. But as crypto companies have forged new alliances with payment processors, crypto debit cards have started to return, and hopefully this […]
May 26, 2018

South African Reserve Bank (SARB): Virtual Currencies Are ‘Cyber-tokens’

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has announced that disruptive cryptocurrencies cannot be seen as actual currency as they do not conform to the traditional definition of money. Even though digital currencies were first introduced to the world nearly a decade ago, interest and trade have only arguably increased significantly since last year. This has however left authorities struggling to develop regulations fast enough to keep up with the growing demand. One issue that seems to be a sticking point when compiling these frameworks is determining the definition of cryptocurrencies. Contrary to the name, most authorities do not even consider them as actual currencies. SARB Says No to Currency Definition According to BusinessTech, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is one such authority. The bank’s Deputy Governor, Francois Groepe, has stated that the institution would “prefer to use the word […]
May 26, 2018

Blockchain Must Adapt to Build Trust in the Internet of Things

While there is tremendous promise for the tech, blockchain must evolve substantially to meet the unique demands of the internet of things.
May 26, 2018

Storm Daniels Accepts Vice Industry Tokens Rather Than Verge

There has always been an interesting correlation between porn and cryptocurrency. Some people consider this to be a match made in heaven. Stormy Daniels, a well-known adult entertainment actress, is now accepting cryptocurrency payments. Not Verge, though, but rather Vice Industry Tokens. It is evident cryptocurrencies can play a big role in the porn industry. Not in a “starring role” by any means, but rather as a new payment option. Unlike traditional payments, Bitcoin and consorts are borderless forms of money which do not require authorization or approval. As such, a lot of new revenue streams can be tapped into by embracing this new form of money. A Major Development for Vice Industry Tokens Stormy Daniels is one of the first big stars to embrace cryptocurrency. On her website, she now accepts Vice Industry Tokens as a payment method. This […]
May 26, 2018

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Crypto Hiring and Blockchain Welfare, From Down Under

Instant crypto-denominated salaries and blockchain-based social security payments feature in Saturday’s Bitcoin in Brief. Reports about these promising developments in the labor market and the public sector come from Australia. Also, the Slovak tax authority intends to use blockchain technology for more efficient tax collection.   Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Luxury Jets, Cheap Air Tickets Now Offered for Bitcoin Cash Crypto-Based Hiring Platform Supports Instant Pay Option A new employment service offers to cut out banks and pay workers in real-time using cryptocurrency. Another feature will rate employees using a blockchain-based reputation and review process, designed to ensure that higher quality work gets paid better. The “Pay As You Go” system has been launched recently in Australia. Sergei Sergienko, the entrepreneur behind the project, claims that instant salary payments are possible with cryptos, tokens, and thanks to the […]
May 26, 2018

Tron Ready to Launch its Mainnet on May the 31st – What To Expect?

One of the most important networks in the cryptocurrency landscape, Tron (TRX) is ready to launch its so awaited mainnet. Tron holders are waiting for this release which can certainly… Continue reading “Tron Ready to Launch its Mainnet on May the 31st – What To Expect?” The post Tron Ready to Launch its Mainnet on May the 31st – What To Expect? appeared first on .
May 26, 2018

Revolut Adds Support for Bitcoin Cash and Ripple

Revolut, the London-based fintech firm, has added Bitcoin Cash and Ripple to its catalog of supported cryptocurrencies. Thus, customers will be able to buy the two added cryptos from the Revolut mobile app. This move signals the company’s desire to establish itself in the emerging cryptocurrency fintech market. Bitcoin Cash Added to the Mix Revolut was founded in London in 2015 as a fintech firm with a core focus on providing alternative digital banking solutions. The company dabbled in cryptocurrency in 2017, offering exchange services for Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. Revolut has a partnership with Luxembourg-based Bitstamp to facilitate its cryptocurrency transactions. Bitstamp is reportedly the oldest surviving cryptocurrency exchange platform in the world. The addition of Bitcoin Cash and Ripple brings the London-based firm’s crypto catalog to five supported cryptocurrencies. The firm charges 1.5 percent on every cryptocurrency transaction, […]
May 26, 2018

Startup Behind Zk-Starks Breakthrough to Seek Cryptocurrencies As Customers

Lead scientists behind privacy tech zk-starks have started a business providing the solution to blockchains in exchange for tokens.
May 26, 2018

Experts Wow As MARK.SPACE Launches Unit Exchange And Designer Renders

MAY 25, 2018 – MARK.SPACE, which operates world’s first open-source, platform-agnostic 3D, VR and AR-compatible ecosystem, today announced two major technological developments: the upcoming launch of their own unit trading… Continue reading “Experts Wow As MARK.SPACE Launches Unit Exchange And Designer Renders” The post Experts Wow As MARK.SPACE Launches Unit Exchange And Designer Renders appeared first on .
May 26, 2018

Litecoin Price Retakes $120 Level as Bearish Momentum Calms Down Temporarily

Things are slowly looking up for all cryptocurrency markets as of right now. Although this is only seemingly a small improvement as of right now, it remains to be seen if this positive trend can remain in place for some time to come. The Litecoin price is finally above $120 again after a bit of a rough day, but it remains to be seen what the coming hours and days will offer in this regard. Litecoin Price Sees Some Positive Momentum After a very rough week for all cryptocurrencies, it remains to be seen what the future holds for all currencies. With the Litecoin price dipping from nearly $140 to almost $117, there was a genuine concern over what would come next. Thankfully, it seems there will be some improvements for the time being, as the Litecoin price has increased […]
May 26, 2018

Wisebitcoin Launches The First Ever Cryptocurrency Trading

Cryptocurrency trading just became faster and easier than ever before with the launch of Wisebitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency trading service offering leverage levels up to 20:1 utilizing the MetaTrader… Continue reading “Wisebitcoin Launches The First Ever Cryptocurrency Trading” The post Wisebitcoin Launches The First Ever Cryptocurrency Trading appeared first on .
May 26, 2018

DOJ Crypto Investigation Tanks Prices, Fundstrat Welcomes Adult Supervision

Investigations are all about the crypto ecosystem, but a recent report regarding a US Department of Justice price manipulation crackdown was widely said to be the cause of market caps falling, and by a lot. Fundstrat, the ecosystem’s favorite financial professional crypto bull, is on record as welcoming government regulation, what it calls “adult supervision.” Also read: Bitcoin Use Case: Limiting Government Growth Fundstrat Welcomes Adult Supervision of Crypto Legacy media, thanks to a Bloomberg article, ran wild with fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) this week, regarding a supposed US Department of Justice investigation of price manipulation. Weaker hands in response effectively sent bitcoin core (BTC) well below $8K, heading for 7, and the entire crypto market cap slid accordingly. Debate about regulation in the US and around the world has raged the entirety of cryptocurrency’s near decade-long life. Bitcoin […]
May 26, 2018

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

Cryptocurrencies don’t meet the requirements of money, according to the South African Reserve Bank which has decided to call them by a different name. It’s one that does not imply either currency or cryptography. “We prefer to use the word ‘cyber-token’,” said a high-ranking official of the central bank in Pretoria, adding another entry into a long list of substitutes favored by financial authorities over the original term.   Also read: The Government Dilemma: How To Tax Something One Pretends Does Not Exist Cyber Tokens – But Why? It’s not unusual for officials around the world to refrain from uttering the word. For many of them, “cryptocurrency” probably sounds like a bad omen. Central bankers are the worst – “crypto” is usually a “no-no” in their financial vocabulary. But the spread of cryptocurrencies has forced policy makers and government experts […]
May 26, 2018

Bitcoin Price : To Reach $7,500 or Not?

Another day of trading has passed and the cryptocurrency markets look worse for wear. Albeit it is evident there is still some room for improvements, most of the declines have been stemmed, for the time being. By the look of things, the Bitcoin price may be on its way to reaching $7,500 once again. Reaching that value may prove extremely difficult, though, as the bears remain in control of the market, for the time being. What Comes Next for the Bitcoin Price? In the world of cryptocurrency, things hardly ever go as people expect them to. Despite the lack of news warranting a massive drop in value, the Bitcoin price has seen its fair share of setbacks through most of 2018. It is evident this situation may not necessarily improve in the near future, although things are never set in […]
May 26, 2018

Wisebitcoin Launches the First Ever Cryptocurrency Trading Platform with Leverage Levels up to 20:1

Cryptocurrency trading just became faster and easier than ever before with the launch of Wisebitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency trading service offering leverage levels up to 20:1 utilizing the MetaTrader 5 trading engine. KINGSTOWN, ST VINCENT AND GRENADINES MAY 26, 2018— Wisebitcoin is pleased to announce that their pioneering cryptocurrency trading platform is now up and running. The platform utilizes the MT5 trading engine and has earned the distinction of becoming the first ever crypto trading platform with leverage levels that may extend up to 20:1. The team behind the creation of this start-up have a wealth of experience in the margin trading industry and are now applying their expertise to the cryptocurrency domain. While cryptocurrency trading commonly begins solely with a buy to open order, margin trading allows the traders to open orders by either buying or selling. This […]
May 26, 2018

51 Percent Attack: Hackers Steals $18 Million in Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Tokens

Murphy’s Law states that “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” For Bitcoin Gold (BTG), this epigram appears to be spot on as the network recently fell victim to the dreaded 51 percent attack. Forensic Analysis of the BTG hack On May 18, Edward Iskra, the BTG communications director alerted the crypto community to the attack via a blog post on the Bitcoin Gold forum. According to Iskra: An unknown party with access to very large amounts of hashpower is trying to use ‘51% attacks’ to perform ‘double-spend’ attacks to steal money from Exchanges. We have been advising all exchanges to increase confirmations and carefully review large deposits. A 51 percent attack is no mean feat, even on a small blockchain as a significant amount of computing power is required to pull it off successfully. However, if an attacker were […]
May 26, 2018

13-Year-Old Bitcoin Kidnapping Victim Found Safe

A young 13-old-year boy who had been kidnapped last Sunday in South Africa has been found safe and sound. His kidnappers had demanded a Bitcoin ransom of roughly $120,000. There is likely no greater fear for a parent than to have their child abducted and held for ransom. Far too often, such crimes end in tragedy. Fortunately for a young man in South Africa, his kidnapping has a happy ending. Grabbed While Playing Katlego Marite, a 13-year-old boy, was playing with two friends at a playground in the South African province of Mpumalanga last Sunday. Suddenly, three men in a car pulled up and grabbed him. His parents later received a Bitcoin ransom demand of roughly $120,000 (15 bitcoins). The demand was for a payment of 1 Bitcoin by May 21st, with the remaining 14 coins to be paid by […]
May 26, 2018

Ukraine: Possible Jail For Police Who Mined Cryptocurrency At Work

Police in the Ukrainian city of Rivne are facing up to three years in jail for mining cryptocurrency at a police station, reports claim this week. 4 Months’ Mining, 3 Years’ Jailtime According to local news outlet 368 Media citing a legal document, staff at the liaison office of the national police department in Rivne County began mining at the start of 2018 and continued “for around four months.” The unnamed accused now face charges of theft of electricity from the police station, although it “remains unknown” exactly how much power they misappropriated, the publication reports. The operation became public in April when members of Ukraine’s internal security service discovered mining equipment at the site. The same day, another worker found what reports describe as “two wooden housings which together contained eight video cards, six power supplies, two hard drives, […]
May 26, 2018

Curaizon Aims to Help National Health Services Save Lives with Blockchain Technology

National health services play a vital role in enhancing, extending and saving lives. In many areas including cancer, asthma, and diabetes, they’ve dramatically improved the health of the patients under their care. Unfortunately, significant challenges remain. One of these challenges is making sure patients take their medication properly. It is widely reported that over 50% of adults receiving various treatments for long-term illnesses fail to adhere to their prescriptions, sometimes with lethal outcomes. Curaizon, a pioneer of medicine adherence technologies, has developed a unique and all-encompassing solution that tackles medicine non-adherence at the core, to the benefit of patients, healthcare providers and medical researchers including pharmaceutical companies. According to a Global Health Care Outlook study conducted by Deloitte in 2017, medicine non-adherence increases healthcare costs by approximately USD 700 billion globally. Curaizon’s medicine adherence technologies aim to cut healthcare spending […]
May 26, 2018

“Weekly what changed in crypto” by Alte.Capital — 14–21st May 2018

Most important stuff we’ve seen previous week in crypto world with personal thoughts Major developments It was a very calm week for crypto, although there were many news and developments, there wasn’t any major development which had a big price impact. As we stated two previous letters we will observe such market conditions for a few weeks more (Link). This is because few TOP 100 projects announced that major milestones will be finished in June and July. It might be helpful to focus on smaller projects which can gain more attention in such conditions. “Weekly what changed in crypto” by Alte.Capital — 14–21st May 2018 was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 26, 2018

Subscriptions via the blockchain as business model for traditional media

The quest for viable online business models in the press and media industry is as old as the World Wide Web itself. Why online advertising is harmful to quality journalism, micro payments don’t work and how anonymous one-click subscriptions could enable sustainable accounting models. As early as in the 90’s, a business model emerged on the Internet which put human attention at its core: Advertising. What was born out of necessity became a culturally ingrained custom. While payment options do exist today, the willingness to pay is lacking. Paywalls for online subscriptions or micro payments for individual articles work only to some extent and are still — after twenty years of experimenting — an exception. Instead, the concept of zero marginal cost seems to be taken quite literally and is demanded by customers. At the same time, the price associated with the dominating business […]
May 26, 2018

6 Clear Steps to Realise the Future of Money & The Internet

6 Clear Steps to Realise the Future of Money & The Internet was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 26, 2018

Top 5 Cryptocurrency Development Company

Top 5 Cryptocurrency Development Company was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 26, 2018

Why Centralized Solutions Won’t Solve Problems in Digital Programmatic Advertising

Why Centralized Solutions Won’t Solve Problems in Digital Programmatic Advertising was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 26, 2018

Spotlight on the crypto bear market: how to best survive

This bear market has been absolutely killing us for a while now. Since the Coin and Crypto team spends so much time looking at cryptocurrency charts, we decided to share some of the data from the March- April bear market with you. As an investor, you need to know when to buy and when to hold. So we decided to answer one critical question — which type of cryptocurrency best survives a bear market? Let’s find out. We will look at each main type of cryptocurrency and the specific coins in that category. Spotlight on the crypto bear market: how to best survive was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 26, 2018

The Security Token Thesis

The Security Token Thesis was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 26, 2018

8 Tips on How To Create Your Own Cryptocurrency

8 Tips on How To Create Your Own Cryptocurrency was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
May 26, 2018

Anticipating the next big thing in crypto

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May 26, 2018

Bank of England Governor: Open to the Idea of a Central Bank Digital Currency

The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney said at an event in Stockholm that he is open to the idea of a central bank digital currency
May 26, 2018

Rewards.com users can now earn and redeem DASH

Dash Core Group today announced a partnership with Rewards.com, a loyalty rewards website incentivizing purchases through its unique cashback program. The partnership means DASH will be the first digital currency payments method supported by Rewards.com. Rewards.com users can now earn and redeem DASH
May 26, 2018

Crypto for a Good Cause

With “Community” being one of the many tenants of Crypto, Blockchain Beach has worked to shine a light on some of the large-scale community development efforts, including ones in Puerto Rico and organizations like Mama Hope. However, sometimes its possible to make a big impact on a smaller scale. One such opportunity comes from Matthew […] The post Crypto for a Good Cause appeared first on Blockchain Beach | Blockchain News and Events.
May 26, 2018

World’s Largest Diamond Jewelry Retailer Joins De Beers Blockchain Pilot

De Beers has announced that the world’s largest diamond jewelry retailer has joined its blockchain initiative aimed at improving industry transparency
May 26, 2018

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Price Technical Analysis (May 26, 2018)

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Price Technical Analysis (May 26, 2018) Fundamentals and development of Bitcoin Cash is not a problem. The issue we all have is the failure of price,-value-to reflect the effort of the community. Not only do we have a robust network that can scale and settle transactions faster, there is wide adoption of… The post Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Price Technical Analysis (May 26, 2018) appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 26, 2018

CoTrader’s Super-DEX allows investors to copy trades of others

CoTrader, a startup which is introducing a decentralized fund management platform that includes cryptocurrency will be hosting an ICO for their coin, COT, in the near future. CoTrader’s Super-DEX allows investors to copy trades of others
May 26, 2018

Spanish Central Bank Governor Perceives Cryptocurrency Risks, Distributed Ledger Technology Potential

Cryptocurrencies may present more risks than benefits, according to the governor of the Spanish central bank. However, Governor Linde also believes that distributed ledger technology offers the potential for cost reduction and improved efficiency.
May 26, 2018

Bitcoin as a Store of Value Could be Worth $40K Within the Next Decade, Says Matt Hougan

Matt Hougan of Bitwise Asset Management believes that the price of Bitcoin could increase by 500 percent in the next ten years. Hougan hinges his prediction on the cryptocurrency becoming an actual store of value and the blockchain permeating several facets of human life. Is Bitcoin a Store of Value? Finding a consensus on any argument related to Bitcoin is almost a futile effort at this point. There’s the bubble argument, the economic definition argument, and of course, the store of value argument. Matt Hougan, in a recent op-ed for Forbes, examines the store of value debate for Bitcoin, drawing some interesting parallels with gold. Right from inception, the virtual currency has been compared with gold. Some proponents are even in the habit of calling the crypto “digital gold.” Critics, however, dispute this idea, saying that the cryptocurrency cannot be […]
May 26, 2018

Shenzhen Gov’t Partners With Tencent to Fight Tax Fraud With Blockchain

The Shenzhen municipal tax authority has partnered with Tencent to apply blockchain and AI technology to streamline tax management and fight tax fraud
May 26, 2018

Alleged BTC-e Mastermind Confesses to Russian Money Laundering Charges

According to regional publications in Russia, the alleged BTC-e mastermind and prisoner in Greece, Alexander Vinnik, has allegedly confessed to charges of fraud and money laundering on May 24, 2018. Reports reveal a signed document details that Vinnik admits to committing financial fraud between 2011-2017 through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange. Also read: This Week in Bitcoin: Ghost Scares Markets, Facebook Mulls Coin Russian Federation Receives an Admission of Guilt from the Alleged BTC-e Mastermind Alexander Vinnik Russian media sources such as Interfax and Vinnik’s lawyer, Ilias Spirliadis, have reported that Alexander Vinnik has signed a paper that admits to wrongdoing, in regard to money laundering and other cyber crimes. The publication Crime Russia explains that the Russian Federation’s Prosecutor General’s Office received the admission document and passed it on to higher law enforcement officials in Moscow. The document appears to […]
May 26, 2018

Wanchain partners with Quantstamp for auditing and ecosystem growth

Wanchain, the cross-chain smart contract network has announced a new relationship with Quantstamp for auditing and security advisory of Wanchain’s platform. The Wanchain team has been working hard on the upcoming release of Wanchain 2.0. Wanchain partners with Quantstamp for auditing and ecosystem growth
May 26, 2018

Mining Pool of Hyundai-Related Blockchain Platform HDAC Suffers Hack

The mining pool of Hyundai-related IoT blockchain platform HDAC has been hacked, forcing the company to temporarily halt withdrawals
May 26, 2018

Stormy Daniels Plays Crypto Card to Trump Adult Industry Competition

StormyDaniels.com will now accept the Vice Industry Token as payment for premium content
May 26, 2018

SegWit Now Comprises Almost Half of All Bitcoin Transactions

The overall percentage of Bitcoin transactions using Segregated Witness (SegWit) technology has climbed to all-time highs this week, approaching 40%. May Sees SegWit Spike Data from monitoring resource transactionfee.info reproduced on Twitter by investor and entrepreneur Alistair Milne shows steep growth in SegWit’s share beginning earlier in May. The rise was likely fuelled by wallet and cold storage provider Xapo implementing the technology, Milne commented. The company’s president Ted Roger confirmed the implementation separately May 24. Thanks to @xapo recently implementing SegWit, we will likely see >40% of all transactions taking advantage of Bitcoin’s extra capacity (and lower fees) very soon! pic.twitter.com/TRmx0Ot6K8 — Alistair Milne (@alistairmilne) May 25, 2018 SegWit has seen an increasingly broad rollout across the Bitcoin industry in 2018. Allowing for lower fees and faster transactions, its appearance in August last year initially saw slow uptake, with […]
May 26, 2018

A 17th Century Mansion Is Being Auctioned Off on a Blockchain

A 17th Century Mansion Is Being Auctioned Off on a Blockchain A 17th century Italian mansion is being auctioned on a blockchain. Announced Friday, Beverly Hills real estate brokerage Hilton & Hyland is partnering with blockchain startup Propy to auction the Palazzetto inside the Palazzo Albertoni Spinola, a mansion built between 1580 and 1616. The… The post A 17th Century Mansion Is Being Auctioned Off on a Blockchain appeared first on Altcoin Today.
May 26, 2018

The Dreaded GDPR Is Here: Non-Compliant Companies Had Better Get Their Checkbooks Ready

It’s rather like the effects of smoking, or slouching, or eating too much sugar. You know you shouldn’t do it. You know it’s bad for you. But there are so many other things that can kill you first, right? When you spend so much time chasing customers and crafting marketing campaigns to attract and retain them, what’s a little laxity with your data policy going to cost? Quite a lot, actually. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is that deadly threat that most companies know about but somehow always seemed so far away. But today’s the day, and companies that do any kind of business with EU citizens had better get compliant – or get their checkbooks ready. What Are the GDPR Changes Again? There are volumes of information you can read on this, starting with its official site, but briefly, the GDPR […]
May 25, 2018

ZeppelinOS Software Launch Promises Easier Fix for Ethereum Contracts

ZeppelinOS wants to incentivize developers to create smart contract libraries which they can then improve, stamping out bugs and standardizing code.
May 25, 2018

A 17th Century Mansion Is Being Auctioned Off on a Blockchain

The Palazzetto in the Palazzo Albertoni Spinola is being auctioned on a blockchain in a historic moment for the 200-year-old property.
May 25, 2018

Play2Live Announces an Eight-Man Hearthstone Tournament

It does not happen all that often that blockchain and eSports come together in a meaningful manner. Play2Live is trying to shake things up by hosting a virtual Hearthstone tournament in the coming days. Eight players will participate in this event, which will be streamed to users all over the world. It is another indication that blockchain technology can make interesting things happen. Hearthstone and Play2Live Come Together It is pretty interesting to see how Play2Live is trying to make a name for itself in the gaming industry. For those readers who are unaware of what this platform does, it is a decentralized streaming platform for gamers and eSports fans. It employs blockchain technology to create a more immersive ecosystem for all participants. Interaction among viewers, players, and broadcasters is encouraged through a wide range of monetization options. While such platforms may hold a lot of merit, it […]
May 25, 2018

One Satoshi (Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit) Now Worth Over Five Venezuelan Bolivars

A single satoshi, or one one-hundred-millionth of a bitcoin, is now worth nearly six Venezuelan bolivars – according to the ‘official’ rate.  Not Worth the Paper It’s Printed On Unlike physical money or digital fiat, a bitcoin can be divided into much smaller fractions. The smallest possible unit, called a ‘satoshi,’ is 0.00000001 BTC, or one one-hundred-millionth, of a single bitcoin. Now – just seven months after the satoshi reached parity with the bolivar – Bitcoin’s smallest possible unit is worth nearly six bolivars (VEF), according to Google’s official exchange rate. The actual exchange rate in Venezuela, however, is difficult to pinpoint. The South American country’s central bank, Banco Central de Venezuela, has become an unreliable source of information following the dramatic inflation which has decimated the nation’s economy. In fact, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently criticized Venezuela for not disclosing […]