January 27, 2018

Coincheck To Refund All Customers Affected By Hack, Faced By Community Support

Coincheck To Refund All Customers Affected By Hack, Faced By Community Support Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has announced Saturday, Jan. 27, that it will issue full refunds to all of the 260,000 of its users who have become victims of the Friday NEM hack. The Coincheck exchange has been hacked yesterday, Jan. 26, resulting in a massive loss of 523 mln NEM coins,… The post Coincheck To Refund All Customers Affected By Hack, Faced By Community Support appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 27, 2018

Indians Expect Clarity on Bitcoin Taxes within Days

Under mounting pressure to make decisions and take steps to clarify cryptocurrency matters, the Indian government may soon shed some light on one of many unclear aspects – taxation. Local media have turned the spotlight on Budget 2018, but lots of titles end with question marks. The new financial frame is to be presented next week by the Finance Minister. Recent developments suggest that the status of bitcoin in India is likely to be determined, at least in terms of how much cream the government is willing to scoop out. Also read: Tax Loophole Closing For South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Finance Minister to Answer Many Questions Finance Minister Arun Jaitley All eyes are on minister Arun Jaitley, the Financial Express wrote, asking: “Are Bitcoins Taxable in India?”. “Can the Budget Dodge Bitcoin?”, the Economic Times is wondering, referring to his […]
January 27, 2018

Will We See a Future Bitcoin Fork Focus on Proof of Stake?

Will We See a Future Bitcoin Fork Focus on Proof of Stake? No one will deny that the conflicting opinions on how Bitcoin should evolve are quite amusing to follow. The course of action maintained by the Bitcoin Core developers raises a lot of questions and very few solutions to ongoing problems. We have seen… The post Will We See a Future Bitcoin Fork Focus on Proof of Stake? appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 27, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, NEM, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 27

We tried Stellar this time. What do you say? #PRICE_ANALYSIS
January 27, 2018

Blockchain Platforms: One Chain To Rule Them All?

Blockchain Platforms: One Chain to rule them all? Everyone asks: is the world ready for Blockchain? But more importantly, is Blockchain ready for us? Cowritten by Noam Levenson Blockchain Platforms: One Chain To Rule Them All? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 27, 2018

CFTC Shuts Down Another Cryptocurrency-Related Scam

The CFTC has taken a very keen interest in cryptocurrency-related projects. The agency keeps a close eye on initial coin offerings, but they also target alleged scams. As a result of this aggressive stance, the CFTC filed federal court enforcement action against My Big Coin. The company raised over US$6 million from various investors, but the funds have allegedly been used for personal expenses and luxury goods. My Big Coin Turns Into Another Scam Cryptocurrency users all over the world are all too aware that there are numerous scams in this particular industry. It has become increasingly easy to defraud novice users, mainly through initial coin offerings and other types of investment opportunities. Even though a lot of these projects fail to provide working code or a comprehensive whitepaper, projects such as My Big Coin still successfully raise US$6 million in […]
January 27, 2018

Budbo – The Blockchain Solution For The Cannabis Industry

Budbo, the company whose immensely popular app has been dubbed “the Tinder of weed”, is now focusing on leveraging the power of the blockchain to help document supply chains and aid research by providing extensive transparent data. Their token sale is now live. The current legalized marijuana industry is fragmented and marginalized, something that has led Budbo to identify a dire need for some form of systematic organization that also incorporates a transparency of operations. Enter the blockchain. Budbo aims to streamline the processes, supply chain, and logistics of the marijuana industry, bringing transparency to the ecosystem with the help of the Ethereum Blockchain. By creating a data backbone for the cannabis industry, Budbo will be able to help stakeholders in the industry, government authorities, researchers, and all other interested parties gain useful industry insights. Budbo Meets Big Data Stakeholders […]
January 27, 2018

Coincheck To Refund All Customers Affected By Hack, Faced By Community Support

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has confirmed their intention to refund the stolen funds to the 260,000 affected users, totalling 523 mln NEM. #NEWS
January 27, 2018

Will We See a Future Bitcoin Fork Focus on Proof of Stake?

No one will deny that the conflicting opinions on how Bitcoin should evolve are quite amusing to follow. The course of action maintained by the Bitcoin Core developers raises a lot of questions and very few solutions to ongoing problems. We have seen hard forks pop up out of nowhere, although Bitcoin Cash is the only one with any sort of traction. According to some users, a hard fork of Bitcoin needs to remove proof of work. Whether or not such a concept is even viable has yet to be determined. A Proof of Stake Version of Bitcoin? We have seen a very interesting discussion on Twitter over the past 24 hours. It all began with Vinny Lingham promoting Bitcoin Cash, which immediately drew a response from Litecoin developer Charlie Lee. Lingham pointed out that BCH not having SegWit is the main […]
January 27, 2018

Thailand Taking Steps to Regulate ICOs

As part of its balanced approach, Thailand is taking further steps to regulate initial coin offerings by expanding current guidelines. Discussions on the framework between relevant institutions have already started, with a public hearing to be conducted soon. The first ICO to be carried out by a locally registered company is scheduled for March. The plan is to raise more than $20 million for a decentralized lending platform. Also read: New Research: 10% of Funds Raised in ICOs Lost or Stolen Growth in Other Countries Convinced Thailand to Act Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) are discussing a comprehensive regulatory framework that will cover fundraising through initial coin offerings, the Bangkok Post reported. A public hearing is expected to be carried out in the near future. Once completed, the new set of rules […]
January 27, 2018

Rocketr Helps Charities Accept Bitcoin Cash Donations Without Fees

Rocketr is a popular service when it comes to dealing with Bitcoin Cash. They are one of the few gateways […] The post Rocketr Helps Charities Accept Bitcoin Cash Donations Without Fees appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 27, 2018

Singapore Shopping Mall Now Sells Crypto Mining Equipment

There is a global interest in mining cryptocurrencies right now. Buying ASIC machines is a bit of a problematic venture for a lot of consumers, though. Especially when it comes to paying for these items, most people are still wary of companies such as Bitmain. In Singapore, that is no longer much of a problem these days. The country’s shopping malls are putting Bitcoin mining equipment on the shelf. It’s an interesting development that might just make cryptocurrency mining more accessible. Sim Lim Square Offers Mining Hardware For people who are interested in mining cryptocurrencies, using regular computer parts makes a lot of sense. After all, it is easy enough to buy a motherboard, processor, GPU, coolers, and power supply from an electronics store. With this equipment, one can easily mine popular altcoins such as Ethereum, Siacoin, Monero, or others. When it comes […]
January 27, 2018

U.S. Agency ICE Conducts Investigations That Exploit Blockchain Activity

On January 25 the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deputy assistant director, Greg Nevano, explained in a testimony that the agency was using “blockchain exploitation tools” to combat cryptocurrency use in illicit markets. Nevano’s testimony revolved around the growing opioid addiction problem in the U.S., and how the law enforcement organization is fighting the drugs deliveries stemming from international mail carriers. Also Read: Oil Company Wants to Sell Bitcoin ATMs to Casinos, Stock Jumps 60% ICE Is Combating Illicit Activities That Derive From International Mail Deliveries This week the ICE deputy assistant director Greg Nevano discussed how his department was focused on fight the opioid and fentanyl problem plaguing the U.S. The director’s report explains how ICE is combating illicit activities that derive from international mail deliveries, alongside other cyber-based tactics used for fighting crime. Nevano also details to the […]
January 27, 2018

NEM Price Returns to $1 as Coincheck Hack is Shrugged off

Even though NEM was the targeted currency during the Coincheck hack, it seems the price isn’t budging all that much. Yesterday, it seemed the NEM price would see a massive drop, but the market has recovered quite nicely. As of right now, the NEM price is above $1 once again thanks to a strong 18.82% increase over the past 24 hours. It is a positive turn of events for this particular altcoin, Whether or not this momentum will continue, is a different matter altogether. NEM Price Makes a Strong Comeback Cryptocurrencies have always been prone to volatility and manipulation. Especially if a big exchange gets hacked, we often see prices plummet without recourse. In the case of the NEM price, the value certainly dropped quite a bit yesterday. With Coincheck facing a major heck, it became evident there was some […]
January 27, 2018

Blockchain and the Autonomous Vehicle — The Ultimate Dynamic Duo

Co-Written By:Wayne Zheng https://ca.linkedin.com/in/wyzhengKesem Frank https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kesem Imagine you are in a rush to get to a client meeting but keep getting red lights. “This is going to make me late!”, the voice inside your head screams. You know your client hates it if you are late, not to mention many other consequences. What if there was a way to optimize your commute so that you would NEVER run into this situation again? What if your car was smarter, with the ability to communicate with each other as well as infrastructure, to ensure you can get to the meeting on time? The combination of interconnected web of vehicles, machine learning, and blockchain technology working in seemingly complete harmony could ensure that you only hit green lights without annoying everyone else on the road; and with it, late commutes a thing of […]
January 27, 2018

Sia Devs Won’t Prevent Bitmain’s A3 Devices from Mining

Multiple Sia community members were concerned about Bitmain’s new ASIC miner. The company suddenly announced the A3, which is designed specifically for mining Siacoin. There were some brief discussions about possibly introducing a Sia fork which would disallow the ASIC hardware from impacting the network. It seems those plans have now been dismissed and nothing will happen to prevent the use of ASIC miners on the network. No Sia Fork to Prevent ASIC Mining It is evident the introduction of ASIC mining hardware specifically for Sia would have some interesting consequences. After all, these machines are a lot more powerful than most consumer hardware on the market as of right now. If a few dozen A3 miners hit the network at the same time, it would introduce some big changes to the Sia network as a whole. The overall hashpower would increase […]
January 27, 2018

A Trillion Dollar Project Launches on ICO: Finger Prick Blood Tests Revolutionize Healthy Lifestyle

Have ever been to a car onboard diagnostics knows unless you run it, some malfunctions are hidden, and any superficial fix is useless. One should see the problem, to address it. So for the human body. You need a dashboard of your health to keep track of what is going on, so you can make decisions based on given information: visit a doctor, alter the way you diet, and choose the set of exercises. Vinnd is an innovative at home blood diagnostics and intelligent database helping you to know more about your health, thus, about your body too. A healthy diet is considered to be the as prevalent way of losing weight as exercising. But why some of those “fantastic” diets working well on Hollywood stars and your next-door neighbor Nancy, simply fail on you? Simple blood test opens up a […]
January 27, 2018

PR: Okoin VR Project Launches 2nd ICO Round

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. The OKOIN project launches the second round of the ICO. According to the management of VR Technology, which owns the project, the second round will make the token more liquid and stable after entering the open exchange, and thanks to protection against speculative manipulations. The second round will last from January 25, 2018 to April 25, 2018. For its start, two additional programs are launched: Bounty and Affiliate ones. During the first round, the OKOIN project managed to attract more than $25 million investment in equivalent. The current value of the token is $ 2.7. […]
January 27, 2018

The Kinda Super Secret World of Cryptocurrency Signals Groups

The Kinda Super Secret World of Cryptocurrency Signals Groups was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 27, 2018

Eticket4 to Launch Pre ICO, Offers Qualitatively New Dimensions in the Ticket Industry

On January 30, 2018, the international p2p-platform Eticket4, with which you can buy tickets in the secondary market for any event, will be launching their Pre-ICO. During the crowd sale, which will last until February 21st, utilities-tokens ET4 will be on sale. ET4 tokens will allow their owners to get a number of advantages when buying or selling tickets through the ETicket4 platform. Thus, with the ET4 token, customers will be able to receive discounts up to 100% of the ticket price, and sellers will have access to the extended functionality of the analytical cabinet. So, when, for example, tickets for the football World Cup are paid with tokens, the buyer receives a 20% cashback, while paying for tickets to any other events – 10%. To join ETicket4 and to participate in its Pre ICO, users may send BTC (Bitcoin) […]
January 27, 2018

Waltonchain Partners with Mobius: A Perfect Synergy of Hardware and Software

Waltonchain Partners with Mobius: A Perfect Synergy of Hardware and Software was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 27, 2018

What Is Hshare/Hcash?

Plenty of cryptocurrencies claim to do a far better job than Bitcoin when it comes to providing value. In the case of Hcash, currently traded as Hshare on various exchanges, there seems to be a clear plan of action and plenty of ambition. The project certainly has a lot of appeal, even though there is still some confusion as to what sets Hcash apart from the rest. Why is Hcash Trading as Hshare? That is by far the most intriguing question most people seem to be asking right now. There’s a very simple explanation for this. Hshare is the pre-launch value token which will be converted to Hcash at a 1:1 ratio at a later time. In essence, the two tokens have the same value, but it is a bit unclear when this conversion will take place. It is a bit confusing for novice […]
January 27, 2018

Australian Gold Refinery Announces Plan to Develop Cryptocurrency

Perth Mint, Australia’s largest gold refiner, has announced plans for the development a cryptocurrency backed by physical gold. If successful in developing the altcoin, it will join a long list of virtual currencies seeking to entice cryptocurrency investors to experiment with commodity-backed virtual currencies, including Venezuela’s soon to be launched ‘petro’. Also Read: Venezuela Considers Selling Its ”Oil-Backed” Cryptocurrency With a 60% Discount Australian Gold Refinery to Develop Cryptocurrency The chief executive of Perth Mint, Richard Hayes, states that the company has identified a significant opportunity in “bring[ing] investors back to precious metals after a boom in alternative investments such as cryptocurrencies,” the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. “I think as the world moves through times of increasing uncertainty, you’re seeing people look for alternate offerings,” Mr. Hayes stated, adding “And you’re seeing this massive flow of funds into the likes of […]
January 27, 2018

Byzantine Fault Tolerance in Proof-of-stake protocols

An introduction to the basics to make sense of the latest and greatest Casper research Byzantine Fault Tolerance in Proof-of-stake protocols was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 27, 2018

Discover Joins Visa and Mastercard in Barring Bitcoin Support

Using a cryptocurrency-related debit card is pretty much impossible now. Both Visa and Mastercard have suspended this service for the […] The post Discover Joins Visa and Mastercard in Barring Bitcoin Support appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.
January 27, 2018

Book of Fortune leads player to 19.2 BTC ($279,000) win at BitStarz!

Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 – BitStarz has a reputation for dishing out big jackpots. Plenty of top prizes fell during 2017, with many players waiting in the wings to catch the cash. Keeping the momentum rolling into 2018, another big win has been announced, as Book of Fortune – the popular Amatic slot – has recently paid out 19.2 BTC ($279,000 approx). Amatic isn’t afraid to present players with a healthy challenge that’s for sure, with Book of Fortune being absolutely no exception. Set amidst a mystical realm of castles, wizards, and witches, this game rewards players with magic spells and wondrous bonus features. Through a variety of betting levels, this high volatility game kicks up the level of adventure, with it certainly not afraid to put a bumper prize on the line. You only need to take a single […]
January 27, 2018

Trading Tip `The Wall´ – Wall Street Price Manipulation? Go Long

Trading is arrogant, be it on Wall Street or across crypto exchanges. In order to trade rather than hodl, you must fundamentally believe you’re smarter, more disciplined or better informed than the other half of the market. Time will tell. But as long as you’re trading, we’ve established that you’re at least more arrogant than the other half of the market. Bitcoin is arrogant. In order to be a bitcoiner, you must fundamentally believe that a bunch of software engineers can create a better form of money than economists, governments and central banks. Also read: Why Do We Fall, Bruce? Wall Street Manipulation and Willy Bot If you are a bitcoin trader (rather than just a hodler) you must be really smart. Or at least you must think you are really smart. A common trait I see in bitcoin traders is that […]
January 27, 2018

Can a checklist help in deciding which ICO’s to invest in?

Can a checklist help in deciding which ICO’s to invest in? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 27, 2018

Velix.ID Partners with the Largest Cryptocurrency Exchanges in India to Revamp KYC

Velix.ID — a RegTech Blockchain startup, working in the Identity Verification Space — is partnering with Cryptocurrency Exchanges in India to improve upon the existing KYC processes. Initial cryptocurrency exchanges to confirm the partnership with Velix.ID are Coinsecure & Bitxoxo, two of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in India. On the partnership with Velix.ID, Mohit Kalra, the CEO of Coinsecure, said: The current process of KYC and identity verification is too troublesome and tedious for us as a Cryptocurrency Exchange and a cause of significant loss of business. I personally believe that with Blockchain Technology, this process can be improved upon drastically. When the idea of Velix.ID was presented to me, I was left impressed with the idea and the technical soundness of the execution plan. In fact, I wholeheartedly believe in —not just the idea— but the actual ability of […]
January 27, 2018

Possible Litecoin and Monero Merger Steps Closer To Reality

Charlie Lee admits his ambition to work with Monero in a series of tweets he posted yesterday, claiming that Litecoin’s liquidity would be a good fit for Monero’s anonymity and fungibility. Monero (XMR) creator Riccardo Spagni and Litecoin (LTC) creator Charlie Lee would appear to be taking tentative baby steps in potentially bringing their two coins closer. Spagni posted the following tweet yesterday, which first bandied the idea of a possible merger between the two cryptocurrencies: Such a productive few days, finally got to sit down with @SatoshiLite and talk about a possible merger between the Litecoin Enterprise Alliance and the Monero Enterprise Alliance, which we’d obviously call the LAMEA. #blessed #justblockchainthings pic.twitter.com/yIclMHH2ke — Riccardo “fluffyblockchain” Spagni (@fluffypony) January 27, 2018 The Lite Side Lee, who has professed a desire for increased anonymity in the past with regard to Litecoin,  […]
January 27, 2018

Discovering Investment Opportunities

Starting of initial coin offerings (ICOs) creates a lot of investor interest netting millions of dollars in a relatively short period. That’s a valid reason why new ICOs are rapidly launching one by one, and new tokens emerge every week. Choosing a project worth investing has become a challenging task that requires knowledge and patience. With this in mind, any potential investor should carefully review ICO offerings they would like to participate. An ICO investment can provide you with outrageous gains, but losses can be monumental as well. Any investment decision depends on a comprehensive appraisal of its present and future potential. Place Your Bet Wisely Sports betting occupies the largest market share in the global gambling market and income of bookmakers in 2017 has averaged out to more than 120 billion euro. According to H2 Gambling Capital, the income from online […]
January 27, 2018

Role Playing Game Imperatum Adds Dynamic ‘Bitcoin Mode’ Difficulty

Fans of the Role Playing Game (RPG) Imperatum now have the chance to play an all-new level in their favorite Sci-Fi simulator. Imperatum has added a “Crypto Update” to the Volantis City level which brings different difficulty options based on the real-time price of bitcoin. Also read: Three Ukrainian Lawmakers Declare Bitcoin Holdings Worth $47 Million Imperatum Creates Bitcoin Mode a Difficulty Adjustment Tethered to the Value of Bitcoin Imperatum is a popular RPG that can be found on the Steam gaming network. Players become agents in the city of Volantis trying to find clues to the ongoing mystery of an evil force consuming the galaxy. The game offers lots of items, weapons, character customization, and “core ARPG ‘trinity’ mechanics.” The new Crypto Update comes with several new features for Imperatum players but ‘Bitcoin Mode’ will make things more or […]
January 27, 2018

DocCoin: Blockchain Based Telehealth Services Announces Pre-ICO

DocCoin is worldwide medical system designed on blockchain and smart contract technologies. It’s digital alternative to modern healthcare world. DocCoin aim to gather patients, doctors, insurance companies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and other parties of healthcare world into one ecosystem that will change the future of health industry. DocCoin will help patients in receiving high-quality medical services, doctors will receive additional practice to improve their skills and will get additional money for services provided, insurance companies will decrease overall number of fraud cases. Nikita Zykov, Founder & CEO of DocCoin said “We believe that DocCoin will make healthcare industry more transparent and efficient and users of DocCoin system will benefit from coming changes” Pre-sale Information The pre-sale will begin on January 25, 2018 and will end on February 2th 2018. There is a 50% discount available throughout the pre-sale. The price […]
January 27, 2018

Crypto N’ Kafe to Regenerate the African Coffee Industry

Crypto N’ Kafe is going to launch world’s first Blockchain based coffee trading ecosystem, which will positively impact all the small-scale Farmers, Roasters, Traders, and Retailers. Jan 27, 2017, Mauritius – With an objective to offer a full-scale ecosystem in order to support the entire coffee trading in Africa, Crypto N’ Kafe is launching a unique platform that will help the Small Farmers to Grow their Incomes and promote an Efficient Supply Chain. This is a phenomenal concept, which will impact traders, roasters, retailers, and end-users apart from the coffee-growing farmers. This ecosystem has been designed considering the technology paradigm shift in the society and to bring forth a transformative coffee industry. Coffee market has grown globally at a significant rate in last few years due to various factors such as rapid urbanization, increase in the population with the emergence […]
January 27, 2018

The Humanoid Robot Sophia will be the main speaker during Hacken’s discussion panel at the World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, Switzerland

Switzerland, Davos, January 27, 2018 – The Ukrainian ICO startup, Hacken, will host this ground-breaking discussion at the Ukrainian House in Davos, dedicated to the Fintech industry and the future development of finance architecture. The pre-eminent AI-powered humanoid robot Sophia Hanson will be the panel’s speaker. The principal goal of the panel is to discuss how to improve overall cybersecurity standards around the world, especially in the crypto industry. This discussion is seen as important owing to the ever increasing number and types of cyber attacks globally. Sophia Hanson has been created, and is evolving “to be as conscious, creative and capable as any human,” (David Hanson, creator). She has engaged in many discussions in a remarkably coherent and comprehensive way, often giving a fascinating insight into the future of AI. Sophia Hanson, being a panel speaker, will discuss questions […]
January 27, 2018

StreamSpace Introduces the World’s Most Advanced Decentralized Video Marketplace

Austin, TX 27th January, 2018 StreamSpace, a Texas-based Blockchain start-up, is all set to revolutionize the film industry by eliminating the existing distribution channels between filmmakers and their customers. Utilizing decentralized storage systems and blockchain, StreamSpace has created a secure platform where filmmakers can set a price for their work and receive payments directly from the customers.    StreamSpace has just announced the start of their Initial Coin Offering. This token sale will continue till February 27, offering a total of 250 million StreamShares (SSH). StreamSpace is a secure platform for video distribution that has been created with the goal of disrupting the present-day idea of video content distribution by eliminating the middlemen. It will empower independent filmmakers to retain financial control over their film projects, while enabling consumers to receive quality film content directly from the creators. A few […]
January 27, 2018

Did BitConnect Shutdown Merely Redirect Funds?

Shortly after receiving cease-and-desist letters from the State of Texas and North Carolina, BitConnect (BCC) discontinued its lending platform, effectively shutting down the Ponzi scheme and leaving investors with stacks of worthless BCC tokens as compensation for their dollars lost. When BitConnect announced the shutdown, the coin instantly dropped 90% and has since continued to depreciate. While this was great news for the majority of investors that recognized the nature of the scam, they may be saddened to see that several other Ponzi schemes have gained popularity in the week following BCC’s closure. The most prominent example is Davorcoin (DAV), which appears to be almost a carbon copy of BCC. Both scams are advertised as lending platforms in which users lock their funds for a certain period of time and receive daily returns. Rather than shying from the shutdown of BitConnect, DAV’s team has been […]
January 27, 2018

Revain Releases Dashboard Version 0.4

Moscow, Russian Federation, January 29th, 2018 – The first release of 2018 is here. Today Revain is announcing next step in the development of its blockchain-based review platform. The company just released version 0.4 of its flagship Dashboard service. After several iterations aimed to test some core functions, Revain is finally adding first 15 projects to the platform. A few new things were included in v0.4. The starting page was relocated from Revain project’s page to the page with a list of all tokens which were added on the platform with some basic information such as rating, volume, today’s and ICO price, open source activity. Users can choose a project and review all the statistics about it as well as authentic and qualitative feedback provided by other token holders. Next. Dashboard overall user interface and design were improved. The search […]
January 27, 2018

Bitcoin and Ethereum Can Now Be Used to Pay For Home Rentals

At UseTheBitcoin we have been following the cryptocurrency world during the last year. It was incredible how many places started to accept Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. Governments and enterprises… Continue reading “Bitcoin and Ethereum Can Now Be Used to Pay For Home Rentals” The post Bitcoin and Ethereum Can Now Be Used to Pay For Home Rentals appeared first on .
January 27, 2018

The Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 4: Kiss a Computer Engineer Today (Part 4)

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 2 : The Moral Imperative of Privacy Chapter 4: When Privacy is Criminalized, Only Criminals will be Private by Wendy McElroy Kiss a Computer Engineer Today (Chapter 4, Part 4) If you care about liberty, the nonaggression principle, or economic freedom in general you should do everything you can to use Bitcoin as often as possible in your daily life.” — Roger Ver Every time I turn on a light switch, I want to kiss an engineer. I cannot make light in the darkness, but they can. I can do so at the flick of a switch only because they have created the FM that makes it happen without my needing to know how. (FM = F***ing Magic, which is what much of technology seems to me). Fortunately, I married an […]
January 27, 2018

Australian Government Tries to End Encryption Once Again

Multiple governments around the world have not taken a liking to encryption. In fact, some officials want to end encryption in their respective countries once and for all, which will be met with a lot of criticism. NordVPN is warning about a new bill making its way through Australia’s government right now. This new anti-encryption bill will have severe consequences if it is turned into law. Australia Wants to end Encryption It is neither the first nor the last time we will see government officials attempt to end encryption. In their opinion, encryption facilitates illegal and even terrorist activity. That has become the default excuse in this regard, even though most people see this as a direct attack on consumer privacy. Over in Australia, the government is currently considering a new anti-encryption bill, which is not to the liking of privacy advocates. VPN service provider NordVPN is […]
January 27, 2018

Graft Main Net Launched Ahead of Scheduled Date

Graft, the blockchain-based payment network created for point of sale, had launched its mainnet on January 16th, ahead of its scheduled date and just a few days before the company’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO), which started on January 18. Graft is one of a few ICO projects that have their own blockchain. The team behind this project is so committed to help cryptocurrencies gain mainstream acceptance and provide a payment solution for merchants that they built a blockchain based around the merchants’ systems and processes, combining the best parts of payment technologies and solving the issue regarding the other cryptocurrencies. By using Graft, merchants will be able to accept cryptocurrencies at the point of sale with just as much ease as they would have with real money or credit cards. By using its own blockchain, Graft runs in a different […]
January 27, 2018

Bill Submitted to Make Cryptoruble Legal Tender in Russia

A bill has been submitted to the Russian parliament to make the country’s national “cryptocurrency,” the cryptoruble, legal tender in Russia. This bill was introduced as the finance ministry published a different bill for the regulation of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings in Russia. Also read: Russia Finalizes Federal Law on Cryptocurrency Regulation Cryptoruble as Legal Tender A draft law has been submitted to the State Duma by Parliament member Rizvan Kurbanov to introduce “the national cryptocurrency, cryptoruble, as an official means of payment in Russia,” RT reported. The publication elaborated: The document proposes several amendments to the Russian Civil Code, which would make the cryptoruble a legal means of payment circulated nationwide. The bill was posted in the electronic database of the lower house of parliament on January 25. It proposes amending Article 140 of the Civil Code of the Russian […]
January 27, 2018

A Haven for Blockchain: The Case for Wyoming

Three bills in the state legislature, combined with zero taxes and cheap power, should make Wyoming a competitive location for blockchain businesses.
January 27, 2018

Discover Card’s 44 Million Customers Denied Crypto

The credit card company crypto squeeze continued this week with Discover Card announcing it would not allow its customers to use their card on cryptocurrency exchanges. It’s the latest in a string of credit card purveyors to block access. Also read: Tezos Swiss Foundation Concept is “Old, Inflexible and Stupid” Discover Card Removes Doubt: No Crypto Discover CEO David Nelms, 56, told Jennifer Surane, “It’s crooks that are trying to get money out of China or wherever. Or if someone steals our credit card numbers they’re going to ask for payments in Bitcoin. Those are the only use cases I’m actually seeing today,” he dismissed, giving a decided thumbs down to cryptocurrency as a phenomenon. It’s “not like our customers are clamoring to use it.” Discover Card holders were known to stalk online forums asking about other users’ experience with attempting […]
January 27, 2018

Fintech Company Mogo Plans to Launch Bitcoin Mine in British Columbia

Fintech Company Mogo Plans to Launch Bitcoin Mine in British Columbia This week the publicly traded firm Mogo Finance Technology Inc. (TSX: MOGO) announced the creation of a new subsidiary called Mogo Blockchain. The fintech company’s new endeavor is a partnership with the firm DMG Blockchain Solutions in order to launch a bitcoin mining facility… The post Fintech Company Mogo Plans to Launch Bitcoin Mine in British Columbia appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 27, 2018

FLUX announces the release of MVP on Android

FLUX releases mobile MVP (Android is live, iOS coming). You will be able to take a sneak peak at how developer market will look like, and as well play in the way you did with CS:GO in a simple mobile game BANG, and participate in the same MVP bounty as for desktop app. MVP: https://flux.games FLUX, a global decentralized gaming ecosystem based on blockchain technology, announces the release of MVP on Android (the iOS version is on the way) that follows the desktop version released earlier. This is the first solution in the e-sports market that provides decentralized interaction of gamers, viewers and the platform itself. We offer an ecosystem that provides multi-level interactivity of the game process, as well as it gives players numerous new channels of monetization of cybersport achievements that are not available on existing platforms. We believe […]
January 27, 2018

The Opportunity for Interoperable Chains of Chains

Just THE blockchain? A world of blockchains for blockchains is coming, and it might be closer than you think.
January 27, 2018

FBI Warns About Bitcoin Murder Scam

A new extortion scheme has caught the attention of the FBI in which a Bitcoin scam is undertaken through an emailed death threat. There are lots of ways that crooks try to extort money from their victims via the internet. Some of their tricks of the trade include sending infected emails or remote hacking. However, a new extortion attempt is proving to be downright scary and has attracted the attention of the FBI. Basically, the extortion attempt is a Bitcoin scam in which the victim is threatened with murder unless they pay up. Scared for Your Life One victim told her story to the media. She said that she received an email that said, “I will be short. I’ve got an order to kill you.” Her only recourse to supposedly save her life was to pay the would-be-assassin $2,800 in […]
January 27, 2018

George Soros: Bitcoin is Propped Up by Dictators

Legendary currency trader, hedge fund titan, philanthropist George Soros, 87, delivered his yearly talk at The World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, Switzerland. At the end of his remarks, an audience question asked the mogul his thoughts on cryptocurrencies generally and bitcoin in particular. Also read: Tezos Swiss Foundation Concept is “Old, Inflexible and Stupid” George Soros Believes Bitcoin’s Bubble is Maintained by Dictators A balding moderator chose to read from an audience question. He asked Mr. Soros,  “Somebody says, ‘You’re a currency speculator. What do you think of cryptocurrencies? Is bitcoin a bubble, and do you have a position in cryptocurrencies?’” Mr. Soros grinned, looking every bit of his approaching 90 years old, and seemed to acknowledge the obvious grin spreading across the room and his face. “Well,” he laughed while scratching his head momentarily, “cryptocurrency is a misnomer, and it’s […]
January 27, 2018

South Korean Pension Fund Invested In Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Believe it or not, this is another chapter in the strange, but passionate, relationship between South Korea and cryptocurrencies. It seems that the South Korean National Pension Fund (NPS) has… Continue reading “South Korean Pension Fund Invested In Cryptocurrency Exchanges” The post South Korean Pension Fund Invested In Cryptocurrency Exchanges appeared first on .
January 27, 2018

How To Launch A $100M ICO — A Conf.

How To Launch A $100M ICO — A Conf. was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
January 27, 2018

Cobinhood to Adopt Controversial Stablecoin Tether After Termination of Banking Services

Recently launched cryptocurrency service platform, Cobinhood, has announced that it has suffered a termination of services from its banking partners. In order to continue operating, the exchange announced on its homepage that it will replace USD trading pairs with USDT pairs during the coming week. Also Read: Vouching Bitfinex and Tether’s Bank Accounts Hold Nearly $3 Billion USD Cobinhood to Adopt Tether in Response to Banking Woes Taiwanese-based cryptocurrency service platform, Cobinhood, recently announced that its banking partners had suspended their services to the company. The exchange claims that it “had confirmed cooperation with banks in several areas and successfully operated for a while; however, the banks had internal debates about cryptocurrencies, which they consider might create unclear effects with traditional banking operations. Despite our efforts to keep the dialogue open with our partner banks, they decided to cease the service […]
January 27, 2018

Vietnam Imported More Mining Rigs in 3 Weeks This Month Than All of Last Year

The Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department has revealed that in the first 3 weeks of this month almost 8,000 mining rigs were imported into the city. This number exceeds the entire count of mining rigs imported into Vietnam last year. Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations Nearly 8000 Mining Rigs Imported in 23 Days The Ho Chi Minh City (HMC) Customs Department has revealed the number of mining rigs imported during the first three weeks of January. Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, the customs department’s deputy director told the HMC Law Department on January 24 that 7,932 mining rigs were imported into the city between January 1 and 23, Tuoi Tre reported. He added that the total value of these rigs is “nearly $12.3 million…[and] the amount of tax paid to the [city’s] budget is nearly […]
January 27, 2018

PR: AidCoin Sells out Its ICO in Minutes and Gets Listed on Bitfinex

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. AidCoin to revoluzionize charitable giving by making the non-profit sector more transparent. AidCoin just announced the success of its token sale raising a total hard of 14,333 ETH ($16.5 million USD at the time of close) in minutes with hundreds of contributors unable to participate. This is no small milestone for any project and in particular for AidCoin, the ERC20 utility token aiming to become the preferred method to donate transparently through the Ethereum blockchain. AidCoin is solving a real world issue: the sharp decline in trust in the charity sector driven by the misuse […]
January 27, 2018

Litecoin Price Finds Stable Support Near $181

Even though things looked rather bleak yesterday evening, most cryptocurrency markets are still in the green right now. Good things are happening to most altcoins, including the Litecoin price. More specifically, one Litecoin is now valued at $181 again thanks to a 6.46% increase over the past 24 hours. It will be interesting to see if and when the Litecoin price returns to $200 and more. Litecoin Price Momentum Seems Solid It’s always good to see the cryptocurrency markets in the green during the weekend. Last year, the weekend was almost always synonymous with major dips in prices, but it seems 2018 may be very different in this regard. Do keep in mind this always a temporary snapshot of the market in question, but for now, the Litecoin price seems to be in a good place. Although a 63.46% increase […]
January 27, 2018

Numbers or Not, Coincheck Isn’t Mt. Gox

Numbers or Not, Coincheck Isn’t Mt. Gox The last time a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange was hacked for a record haul, it was a devastating blow to the ecosystem. Arguably, it took two years for it to fully recover. This time, the numbers may be similar, but the crypto markets flinched and took all of a… The post Numbers or Not, Coincheck Isn’t Mt. Gox appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 27, 2018

YouTube Ads Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining

YouTube viewers are upset that their computers are being used for cryptocurrency mining due to YouTube ads being hijacked with Coinhive. While the value of cryptocurrencies continues to fluctuate, the desire for people to mine them hasn’t abated at all. In fact, many individuals look for additional ways to enhance their cryptocurrency mining. One option that many have turned to is the notorious Coinhive code that is often embedded in websites. Now it’s shown up in YouTube ads as users of the video streaming platform are complaining of having their computers used to mine crypto for some third party. Malicious Ads Take More Than Your Time Everyone who uses YouTube knows of their irritating ads. Most of them play before a video can be watched, but some will pop up in the middle of a streaming video. They’re an annoyance, […]
January 27, 2018

How to do Proper Research into a Cryptocurrency Project – Golem vs SONM vs iExec

With the thousands of coins out there and hundreds more released every day, one can get overwhelmed with the vast amount of options when it comes to investing into one of these projects. This article will go over a foolproof strategy which anybody can use to assess and evaluate any ICO or token and decide based on their own preferences whether the project is a good fit for an investment. Assert In order to choose a fitting project one must first select the niche which one is interested investing in and assert one’s position. Each ICO, token, or coin has their solution to a particular problem, with a few exceptions like the Useless Ethereum Token, or even Dogecoin. For example, Siacoin focuses on distributed storage, Monero focuses on private transactions, and Golem provides a decentralized supercomputer. From here on, the direction in which your […]
January 27, 2018

How Chinese Bitcoin Buyers Are Getting Around Government Ban

China’s would-be digital currency investors have found clever ways to circumvent China’s trading ban. #ANALYSIS
January 27, 2018

Davos: ECB’s Benoît Cœuré Looks To G20 For Cryptocurrency Regulations

The French economist & European Central Bank board member, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, believes that the appropriate time to discuss cryptocurrency regulation is in March at the G20 summit.
January 27, 2018

Most Cryptocurrencies Are More Centralized Than You Think

Most Cryptocurrencies Are More Centralized Than You Think The whole point of cryptocurrencies is that they’re decentralized. Peer-to-peer cash; trustless exchange; bypassing intermediaries. So why are numerous cryptocurrencies structured more like central banks? From adjusting wallet balances to controlling nodes, many crypto projects behave just like the financial institutions they were meant to replace. Throw… The post Most Cryptocurrencies Are More Centralized Than You Think appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 27, 2018

Coincheck Faces Pressing Questions in the Wake of the World’s Biggest Hack

It was, by any reckoning, a huge haul. Between $400 million and $534 million dollars of NEM stolen, depending on whether you go on its value at the time or once the market had reacted to the news. At a press conference on Friday afternoon, the stunned Coincheck team painted forlorn figures as they came to terms with being on the receiving end of the greatest heist of all time. In the inevitable post-mortem, questions have been raised about the security practices of the Japanese exchange. Also read: Coincheck Halts Operations Amidst Hacking Rumors Gox II: Goxxed Harder Japan thought its days of being the focal point for record-breaking cryptocurrency heists were behind it. Less than four years on from the Mt Gox hack, which heralded the end of Japan’s and the world’s largest exchange, the country is back in the […]
January 27, 2018

Chairmen of SEC and CFTC Co-Author Article on Crypto Regulations

Chairmen of SEC and CFTC Co-Author Article on Crypto Regulations Jay Clayton, the chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and J. Christopher Giancarlo, the chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), have co-authored an opinion piece recently published by The Wall Street Journal. The article outlines a number… The post Chairmen of SEC and CFTC Co-Author Article on Crypto Regulations appeared first on Altcoin Today.
January 27, 2018

Coinsquare to Launch IPO on TSX — Hopes to Compete With Coinbase

This week the well known Canadian digital asset exchange, Coinsquare announced its plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) hoping to raise $150 million CAD ($120Mn USD). Coinsquare hopes the funding will help the platform be a direct competitor with cryptocurrency brokerage services like Coinbase and other U.S. based exchanges. Also read: Russia Finalizes Federal Law on Cryptocurrency Regulation Coinsquare Plans to Launch Public Shares On the Toronto Stock Exchange The Toronto-based digital currency platform Coinsquare has seen enormous growth over the past year, according to the company. The exchange considers itself a “coin management system” that enables the trading of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin core, ethereum, bitcoin cash, dash, and litecoin. The company was founded in 2015 by Virgile Rostand, and in 2018 the platform has acquired over 100,000 verified users. Coinsquare has been swapping roughly $10Mn USD worth of BTC, […]
January 27, 2018

PBoC Official Discusses China’s Possible Central Bank Digital Currency

The vice governor of the People’s Bank of China wrote a telling op-ed about the central bank’s plans for creating a state-backed digital currency.
January 27, 2018

Numbers or Not, Coincheck Isn’t Another Mt. Gox

Though the Coincheck theft may superficially resemble 2014’s Mt. Gox hack, the impact on cryptocurrencies is not nearly as significant.
January 27, 2018

Lightning Network Users Report Losing Bitcoin Due To Bugs

Some bitcoin enthusiasts who have been running the Lightning Network on the Bitcoin mainnet have apparently lost funds due to bugs when they tried to close payment channels.
January 27, 2018

The Deceptive Nature of Market Capitalization

Market capitalization, for new and old investors alike, represents a deceptively complex figure. While many suggest that market cap is the proper way to determine the overall value of a coin, the value displayed by a coin’s market cap is a number that can and is easily manipulated by savvy and often unethical development teams. When inexperienced investors mistakenly base valuations off of a coin’s price per unit, most investors will advise them to instead check its market cap, which is the price per unit multiplied by its circulating supply. While this represents a vastly more accurate approach, it is important to recognize that market capitalization is still an imperfect measurement, as it completely ignores the liquidity and non-circulating supply of the coin. A major offender when it comes to “market cap manipulation” is Dentacoin. Dentacoin (DCN) maintains a market cap of just over […]
January 27, 2018

Game Machine – the Easy Way to Invest in the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry is reportedly worth in excess of $115 billion worldwide. There are over 2.3 billion gamers across the planet and over 55,000 new titles were released in 2017. This is set to expand as smartphone technology evolves with ever more powerful hardware and graphics capabilities. Millennials are spending more time gaming than any other generation before them and players are still flocking to PCs as well as consoles to get their fixes. Gaming Benefits for All One startup seeking to offer investment opportunities in this flourishing industry is Game Machine, which has garnered over 60,000 users since its launch two months ago. By involving all three parties, gamers, developers, and investors the company has an ambitious aim to provide a blockchain platform to nurture a transparent ecosystem between all players. Gamers will benefit by gaining access to upgrades, […]