December 19, 2017

Blockchain Startups are “Craving” Regulation, says Gibraltar Official

Gibraltar launches a license for fintech startups using Blockchain .
December 19, 2017

$2,300 and Rising: Bitcoin Cash Eyes Gains Against Bitcoin

Bitcoin cash is surging, setting new all-time highs at a time when bitcoin’s growth is slowing amid competition for gains.
December 19, 2017

Blockchain’s 2018 Goal? Human Rights Over Financial Gains

Financial gains may be attracting new entrants, but that’s all the more reason to increase the emphasis on blockchain as a means for change.
December 19, 2017

Initial Coin Offerings for Dummies

The startups have always come up with unique ideas to raise funds to give life to their ideas. But one of the most prominent and fancied word in today’s startup us to raise funds through the ICO or the Initial Coin Offerings. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The age-old system of fundraising includes the selling of stake to a Venture Capitalist in exchange for money. The VC invests in the company believing that the new investments will fetch higher wealth in the future than the cash they are investing right now. However, in recent times, a new craze has overtaken the age old system, wherein, the company can raise funds in a faster, transparent, and beyond demographics in a democratic way by exchanging virtual currency for the real ones. The digital currency goliath has just woken up, and there […]
December 19, 2017

Robert Bosch Venture Capital makes first investment in DLT with IOTA

The IOTA Foundation, an open-source non-profit foundation from Germany, is announcing that Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, has purchased a significant amount of IOTA tokens. Dr. Hongquan… Robert Bosch Venture Capital makes first investment in DLT with IOTA was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 19, 2017

EU’s Bitcoin Database Could Make Privacy a Thing of the Past

The EU may set up a Bitcoin database to keep track of crypto users’ identities and wallet addresses in its bid to combat terrorist financing and money laundering. Bitcoin has had its fair share of controversy, previously being seen as the preferred medium of exchange for criminals on the black market. In addition, its high level of anonymity has raised concerns that it could be used to finance terrorism, as well as to aid in money laundering schemes. These negative associations are exactly why the European Union (EU) has been working towards to implementing regulatory processes with regard to cryptocurrencies. This year’s phenomenal increase in crypto prices and popularity might also have something to do with it though. The crypto industry reached a record-breaking $600 billion market cap, with Bitcoin being responsible for more than half of that. The most […]
December 19, 2017

Well-Known CIO Bill Miller Invests 50% of Hedge Fund in Bitcoin

American investor Bill Miller states that nearly half the money in his hedge fund, or $1.1 bln, is in Bitcoin.
December 19, 2017

Bitcoin.com CTO Denounces Bitcoin: “I’ve Switched to Bitcoin Cash”

Bitcoin.com CTO critiques Bitcoin, stating he and his company are switching to Bitcoin Cash.
December 19, 2017

XWIN: A Game-Changer In Sports Betting

The XWIN, a new crypto-betting platform, has been developed on the Ethereum Blockchain to bring some changes into the online sports betting industry. Restrictions and bans on online gambling are slowly stepping down: currently, there are more than 80 countries that already have legalized gambling. 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. Half of people 18 years or older have placed a bet on a sports event at least once during their lifetime. In fact, it makes up for 40 percent of the revenue that is generated worldwide. Promising business, right? Online bookmaking has certainly taken off since it offers a unique advantage of betting on various games at the same time. Also, you can place bets on multiple games […]
December 19, 2017

Bitcoin Cash Price Breaks Through $2,300 Resistance

Even though the Bitcoin price struggles to find stable ground right now, most altcoins are doing just fine. In an ideal world, no alternative currency would be linked to Bitcoin, but that won’t happen anytime soon. For now, the Bitcoin Cash price has gained quite a lot of momentum in the past week. With its value peaking above $2,300 once again, the road to a new all-time high is still wide open. Solid Bitcoin Cash Price Gains All Week Long The difference between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash have become a lot more apparent this past week. While Bitcoin is annoyingly slow and frustratingly expensive, Bitcoin Cash still provides decent transaction times and low fees. Whether or not this altcoin can keep doing so once more people use it on a daily basis, remains to be seen. For now, this clear […]
December 19, 2017

$240 Bln Japanese Company To Pay Employees in Bitcoin

A Japanese holding company will offer employees part of their salaries in Bitcoin in 2018. #ANALYSIS
December 19, 2017

Bitcoin Risks Bearish Price Reversal as Altcoins Surge

Bitcoin prices are feeling the pull of gravity today, amid solid gains across many alternative cryptocurrencies.
December 19, 2017

Purchase a House With Bitcoin? Yes – You Can Do That Now

The Bitcoin cryptocurrency has been around for a while, since 2009 to be precise, and has gone up a lot in value in recent years as it gets the attention… Continue reading “Purchase a House With Bitcoin? Yes – You Can Do That Now” The post Purchase a House With Bitcoin? Yes – You Can Do That Now appeared first on . Go to Source Author: UseTheBitcoin
December 19, 2017

CopyCash Foundation Appoints CEO Bobby Lieu

CopyCash, a promising blockchain start-up which aims to disrupt the entire social trading and investing landscape, today announced its appointment of Bobby Lieu as their CEO. Singapore – December 8th, 2017 – Bobby Lieu is a sought after leader in the Asian financial markets. Armed with more than 20 years’ experience in venture capital, his broad investments in the region include start-ups, growth stage companies, fintech, and disruptive technologies. Riding the margin trading boom for the last 10 years, Bobby took his passion to countries all over Asia and built a personal reputation of execution and charismatic leadership. Always a visionary, he started investing in cryptocurrency technology as early as 2011. In 2016, Bobby co-founded the Shenzhen Digital Assets Exchange. Said Bobby: I am humbled to be appointed as CEO of CopyCash. Over the last few years, I have been […]
December 19, 2017

Media Embraces FUD as Bitcoin.com CTO ‘Sells’ All His Bitcoin

Bitcoin.com CTO Emil Oldenburg has claimed he has sold “all” his “unusable” Bitcoin (BTC) for Bitcoin Cash (BCH), also known as BCash. Oldenburg Touts BCash To Mainstream In an interview with Swedish magazine Breakit since reproduced in multiple outlets, Oldenburg called Bitcoin “the most risky investment you can make.” “It is an extremely high risk. I’ve actually sold all my bitcoins recently and switched to bitcoin cash,” he told the publication last week. “…The old Bitcoin network is virtually unusable.” In making the admission about holdings, Oldenburg goes further than his outspoken boss, Bitcoin.com owner and major Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver. While not stating specifically he has abandoned his BTC holdings in favor of BCash, Ver has lambasted the ‘original’ Bitcoin both on social media and in more formal settings. Speaking to Bloomberg earlier this month, he said he […]
December 19, 2017

Kuwait’s Ministry of Finance Says It Does Not Recognize Bitcoin

Kuwait’s Ministry of Finance has reportedly said it does not recognize bitcoin, and that financial institutions may not trade the cryptocurrency.
December 19, 2017

Trading Bitcoin for an Altcoin Won’t Shield You From the IRS Anymore

Trading Bitcoin for an Altcoin Won’t Shield You From the IRS Anymore   Any American bitcoin investors who were hoping to avoid paying taxes for their profits this year by trading them for altcoins are in for an unpleasant surprise. New regulations have been tailored specifically to make sure U.S. taxpayers can’t use this method… The post Trading Bitcoin for an Altcoin Won’t Shield You From the IRS Anymore appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 19, 2017

Bitcoin Price Drops by 3% and Everybody Panics for No Reason

Although the year 2017 has been pretty positive for the Bitcoin price, all positive momentum will come to an end eventually. The Bitcoin price is suddenly dropping pretty hard, as it’s evident people are cashing out with the Christmas holidays almost upon us. No one knows for sure how bad things will get, but for now, it’s time to diversify into altcoins. Bitcoin Sees a Shake-up It is always important to put things in their proper perspective. Any significant Bitcoin price movement will eventually trigger a cascade of movements across all cryptocurrency markets in quick succession. We’ve seen the Bitcoin price drop by around 3% in the past hour, and every other market has already taken a big hit. It is unclear why that is happening, though, considering that a drop in the Bitcoin price is typically a signal to buy altcoins. Then again, […]
December 19, 2017

Thomson Reuters Adds Bitcoin Cash to Eikon Platform

Thomson Reuters Adds Bitcoin Cash to Eikon Platform   Toronto-headquartered multinational mass media and information firm, Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE: TRI), has added bitcoin cash (BCH) to its Bloomberg Terminal challenger platform, Eikon. BCH has thus become only the third cryptocurrency to list on the platform following bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum. This development can be… The post Thomson Reuters Adds Bitcoin Cash to Eikon Platform appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 19, 2017

‘Stay Away’ from Bitcoin, Warns Danish Central Bank Chief

The director of Denmark’s central bank has given a warning on bitcoin, describing it as “dangerous” and unregulated.
December 19, 2017

Youbit Exchange Files For Bankruptcy As Hackers Wipe 17% Of Assets

South Korean exchange Youbit has announced it is filing for bankruptcy after hackers stole 17% of its net assets. ‘Very Sorry (Again)’ In an announcement on its homepage since reported by various news outlets, the relatively unknown exchange, which is not to be confused with the similarly-named Yobit.net, said it had made “every effort” to stay afloat. A previous hack in April saw 4000 BTC covertly leave Youbit’s books, an episode from which the exchange never fully recovered. “I am very sorry to inform you again with the sad news,” the announcement reads. After the accident in April, we made every effort to strengthen security, recruit personnel, and reduce hot wallet storage… In the meantime, due to the hacking of our company at 4:35 in the morning, funds have been lost from your wallet. A Wild West Of North-South Korean […]
December 19, 2017

Hedge Fund Pro Miller Is ’50 Percent’ Invested in Bitcoin

Hedge Fund Pro Miller Is ’50 Percent’ Invested in Bitcoin   Investor Bill Miller said last week that his MVP1 hedge fund has half of its investments in bitcoin. Miller, the chairman and chief investment officer at Miller Valued Partners, made the disclosure on Dec. 13 when speaking to WealthTrack podcast with Consuelo Mack. “It’s just about… The post Hedge Fund Pro Miller Is ’50 Percent’ Invested in Bitcoin appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 19, 2017

The Next Step In Overstock’s Master Blockchain Plan Is Underway

On the eve of an ambitious plan to raise millions in an ICO, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne discusses how the sale fits into his blockchain plans.
December 19, 2017

CME Futures Rolled Out Smoothly; Bitcoin Remains Bullish

CME Futures Rolled Out Smoothly; Bitcoin Remains Bullish   As expected Bitcoin went on a bit of a roll up the chart leading up to the launch of CME Group’s futures contracts on Sunday. Being a much larger exchange it was predicted that this would have a bigger effect on the market than last week’s… The post CME Futures Rolled Out Smoothly; Bitcoin Remains Bullish appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 19, 2017

North Korea Engaging in Cryptocurrency Phishing Attacks

In an effort to bolster their weak economy, the regime of North Korea is engaging in cryptocurrency phishing attacks through The Lazarus Group. It appears that bad boys will always continue to be bad boys. Just look at North Korea. The totalitarian, communist state has long used espionage attacks to harm their rivals (notably South Korea and Japan) while also looking to gain technological, military, and political information. Now their attacks have been going after Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to help bring in some much needed money into the state’s empty coffers. Their latest attempt is that the country is using cryptocurrency phishing attacks to get their grubby mitts on some coins. Heading Down to the Phishing Hole to Catch Some Coins The phishing attacks by North Korea are targeting executives of cryptocurrency companies. As ZDNet reports, the attacks are […]
December 19, 2017

Bitcoin Likely to Become ‘Niche’ Product, Says ING’s Top Economist

The chief economist for Dutch banking giant ING believes bitcoin will likely wind up as a niche financial product, according to a new report.
December 19, 2017

Omise Goes High on Ethereum Boost

Nearly all of the altcoins have been enjoying a bumper run up to the holiday season in crypto land. Many record price highs have been broken in the last week or two as it seems like everyone is stocking up on crypto. Ethereum has seen record price action in the past few days, surging past its previous high of $753 on December 14th to reach a new one of $831 just a couple of hours ago. ETH is up almost 140% from the same time last month, and market capacity is almost at $80 billion. Omise on the Go Since many altcoins are based on the Ethereum platform, their success largely depends on it doing well. Once such digital asset that has rode on the back of Ethereum’s rise, and the words of its creator, is OmiseGO. In a post […]
December 19, 2017

Crypto Finance AG closes CHF 16M financing round for Swiss banking license

Crypto-Valley based Crypto Finance AG announced today closing a CHF 16M financing round with Swiss investors and entrepreneurs, among them Rainer-Marc Frey and Dr. Philipp Cottier. The additional capital will be used as regulatory… Crypto Finance AG closes CHF 16M financing round for Swiss banking license was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 19, 2017

Avoiding Paralysis: Comparative Analysis of Community Governance in Digital Currencies

Bitcoin’s scalability debate was a clear sign that better governance mechanisms are needed with cryptocurrency; fortunately, some projects have designed and implemented them. #ANALYSIS
December 19, 2017

The White Elephant in the Room – EOS Investors Shell Out $700m for Purposeless Token

One of the main snippets of advice given to inexperienced crypto traders is to try and look for altcoins that have a purpose or technology that can be applied in real-world situations. Many of them do just that including Ethereum, NEO, Substratum, OmiseGO, Power Ledger, Factom, Iota and TenX to name a few. Then there are those that are just currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin which can also be outstanding investment opportunities as we have seen in recent months. What is a mystery is the amount of investment that has gone into cryptos that do not really offer anything aside from a blockchain. According to an article on Wall Street Journal investors have already spent $700 million on a tech startup offering a digital token which they themselves state has no purpose. FOMO Flashes The company, Block.one, raised the […]
December 19, 2017

Digital Currency Dash Surges Past $1,000 Barrier to New High of $1,250

Leveraging the power of its budget system with annual funding of $100 mln, Dash surges to record four-digit price. #NEWS
December 19, 2017

Kin’s Planned Move From Ethereum Not So Stellar

Kin’s decision to move away from the Ethereum blockchain has riled up some investors.
December 19, 2017

Ordinary Leather Wallets Being Supplanted by Digital Wallets this Christmas

The Bread token sale sold out in a matter of hours; digital wallets could be great Christmas gifts. #SPONSORED
December 19, 2017

2018 for ICOs: A Quarter-By-Quarter Outlook

This ICO insider sees the market’s hot streak continuing into the new year – even though, there are some potential pitfalls along the way.
December 19, 2017

How Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology Could Bridge the Unbanked Gap

Cryptocurrencies, with their underlying blockchain technology, could soon become the medium of exchange for everyone around the world, including the unbanked population. Not too long ago, dipping your toe into the murky waters of the crypto industry was frowned upon by cynics and naysayers. Oh, how the tide has turned! Digital currencies, and Bitcoin, in particular, have seen not just a growth in price, but also in popularity. It’s also moved out of the shadow realm of the financial industry, basking in the light of futures trading. Both CBOE and CME have launched their products, and Nasdaq will also be following suit in 2018, further legitimizing Bitcoin as a viable financial asset. Hello Mainstream Adoption In fact, according to Jonathan Johnson, president of Medici Ventures and a board member of Overstock, mainstream integration of digital currencies is set to increase in […]
December 19, 2017

There Is Only One Loser in the Top 40 Cryptocurrencies Today – Any Guesses Which it is?

There Is Only One Loser in the Top 40 Cryptocurrencies Today – Any Guesses Which it is? Bitcoin as had a nice run over the last few weeks, or is that months. We have gone from new all time highs to all new time highs. Then we had the news of the CME Futures and even more Bulls joined the march, however as the CME Futures contracts have now launched and the wait is over there has been a little bit of an anti-climatic reaction, there was very little change to the valuation, and in fact if anything Bitcoin’s value has been the most stable we’ve seen it in a long time. In the meantime the altcoin market has began absorbing the new money which has flooded into crypto over the past few months. Bringing Bitcoins total dominance back down […]
December 19, 2017

BCH Surges Above $2,000 Following BitPay Integration Announcement

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has surged to well over $2,000 following the news that BitPay will begin accepting payments in the cryptocurrency. #NEWS
December 19, 2017

EU Legislators: Exchanges Must Identify Customers

The EU Parliament and the European Council have agreed to a measure requiring that cryptocurrency exchanges identify their customers.
December 19, 2017

David Orban: Civilization and Technology Are a Positive-Sum Game

What Aristoteles has to do with Blockchain? Find out in an exclusive interview with David Orban, venture investor and innovative entrepreneur. #INTERVIEW
December 19, 2017

Blockchain.info CEO: Central Banks Will Hold Crypto In Reserve In 2018

Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain.info, has told CNBC he expects central banks to start holding cryptocurrencies next year. #NEWS
December 19, 2017

Overstock’s TZERO ICO Yet to Launch as Token Sale Stalls Unexpectedly

One of the crypto industry’s most anticipated token sales, that for Overstock subsidiary tZERO, has yet to launch as originally planned.
December 19, 2017

Hedge Fund Pro Bill Miller: ‘Just About 50 Percent’ Invested in Bitcoin

Investor Bill Miller said last week that his MVP1 hedge fund has half of its investments in bitcoin.
December 18, 2017

Bitcoin Miners Could Soon Be Simultaneously Sequencing Genetic Data

Bitcoin Miners Could Soon Be Simultaneously Sequencing Genetic Data Based on a new patent filed by Intel it would seem that before to long Bitcoin Miners may also have the opportunity to assist in ‘sequencing genetic data’. One would assume such tasks would be incentivised by some form of monetary payment, how this would work is unclear: According to the patent: A sequence mining platform (SMP) comprises a processor, at least one machine-accessible storage medium responsive to the processor, and a sequence manager in the machine-accessible storage medium. The sequence manager is configured to use processing resources to determine a sequence of nucleobases in a nucleic acid. The storage medium also comprises a blockchain manager to (a) collect transaction data for one or more transactions for a blockchain which requires a proof of work (POW) for each new block; and (b) […]
December 18, 2017

Runtime Verification and IOHK launch virtual machine for blockchains

Runtime Verification (RV), a University of Illinois startup founded by computer science professor Grigore Rosu, and IOHK, a leading blockchain research, and development company, have announced the official release of IELE, a next-generation virtual… Runtime Verification and IOHK launch virtual machine for blockchains was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 18, 2017

Rivetz partners with Agrello for hardware based security for digital IDs

Rivetz, a provider of decentralized mobile security solutions, today announced a partnership with Agrello to develop a hardware-based cybersecurity solution for digital identities. Identity is a fundamental problem on the internet, and this collaboration… Rivetz partners with Agrello for hardware based security for digital IDs was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 18, 2017

Harnessing Energy from Bitcoin Mining to Sequence Genetic Data

Intel invents a Blockchain system with “multipurpose” POW protocol that uses energy from crypto mining to sequence DNA and RNA.
December 18, 2017

Overstock.com’s blockchain subsidiary tZERO starts $250M token sale

tZERO, the blockchain technology subsidiary of major e-retailer Overstock.com today opened its global $250 million USD Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to accredited investors. During the period which commenced on December 18th, 2017, and which is… Overstock.com’s blockchain subsidiary tZERO starts $250M token sale was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 18, 2017

Bitcoin Now Accounts For 50% Of Miller’s MVP1 Hedge Fund

Bill Miller’s MVP1 fund now holds 50% of its total asset value in Bitcoin – but not for long. Ask someone with a bit of Wall Street savvy to list some of the top contrarian investors in the US and you’ll almost certainly hear Bill Miller’s name. He’s known primarily for applying this approach to his trades while at Legg Mason, the US investment management firm with close to three-quarters of a trillion dollars under management, where he served as a fund manager for more than 35 years. Bill Miller Not As Boring As We Thought, Really Hoping Bitcoin Analyst Is Right https://t.co/tMXIk59uxe — Bruno J. Navarro (@Bruno_J_Navarro) December 18, 2017 Miller Value Partners After leaving Mason, he founded Miller Value Partners, which now controls what’s called the MVP1 fund, a hedge fund that, at the end of October, had […]
December 18, 2017

French Finance Minister Proposes G20 Discussion Of Bitcoin

The spectacular ascent of bitcoin’s price during 2017 has attracted global scrutiny. On Sunday, the French finance minister expressed the importance of an international dialogue on bitcoin’s risks and potential regulation.
December 18, 2017

Ukrainian Security Service Raids Popular Cryptomedia’s Office

At 8 in the morning on December 15, agents of Ukrainian security service (SSU) along with two civilian witnesses entered Anatoly Kaplan’s rented apartment and conducted a search. Mr. Kaplan is well-known in the crypto community as the founder of the most popular Russophone media resource on blockchain and cryptocurrencies ForkLog. The alleged reason for the search was a criminal case involving a group of Ukrainian and US nationals who engaged in fraudulent activities with bank cards. According to Ukrainian security service suspects “exchanged Bitcoin to hryvna (Ukrainian national currency) using online service ‘Forklog’”. Representatives of cryptomedia expressed bewilderment over this statement, noting that neither the main site, nor sites associated with Forklog have ever provided such services and do not even have the required software. Furthermore, none of the suspects were proven to have any connection with Forklog or […]
December 18, 2017

$600 Billion: Cryptocurrency Market Cap Sets New Record

Today saw the total capitalization of the cryptocurrency rise above $600 billion for the first time.
December 18, 2017

Scare Tactics and Unlawful Seizure: Ukrainian Security Service Raids Forklog Offices, Seize Ethereum, Bitcoin

December 18, Odessa, Ukraine – Bitconist has learned that on the morning of December 15, Ukranian authorities raided the personal residence and office of Forklog founder and CEO Anatoly Kaplan. A representative of ForkLog, the popular Russian-language crypto news website, reports that Ukranian Security Service (SBU) agents, along with two civilian witnesses, arrived at Kaplan’s apartment in Odessa Friday morning with a warrant. During the execution of the warrant, Kaplan’s premises were searched, during which time the SSU agents confiscated a number of personal items including a notebook and several cold storage devices. The reason given for the search was a criminal case involving a group of Ukranian and US nationals who were engaging in fraudulent activities involving bank cards. Specifically, the warrant alleged that suspects “exchanged Bitcoin to hryvna (Ukrainian national currency) using online service Forklog.” Forklog sources have expressed their […]
December 18, 2017

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, Dash: Price Analysis, December 18

Did you #hodl? Find out if you should now. #PRICE ANALYSIS
December 18, 2017

Switzerland’s UBS Chairman Has Doubts About Bitcoin

Another banker has come out on the bearish side of bitcoin.
December 18, 2017

NEO – The News Behind The All Time High

NEO has reached a new all time high when its price crossed the $80 dollars’ mark. At the moment NEO is the 12th cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Its market value… Continue reading “NEO – The News Behind The All Time High” The post NEO – The News Behind The All Time High appeared first on .
December 18, 2017

The BCX Has Successfully Forked: True Bitcoin for the Future

It’s official, BCX has completed a successful fork at block 498888 on December 12, 2017. By providing the most comprehensive features and solutions for bitcoin’s current problems. BCX aims to build ideal Bitcoin network that truly fits the future society. At approximately 6 am EDT at block height 498888, the BCX network had successfully hard forked. As its official website suggests, BCX fork now has listed on major exchanges across the globe, including Huobi.pro, OKEX. Also, hardware wallets and hot wallets like Coldlar Wallet, Bither Wallet, Atoken Wallet are now supporting BCX. Receiving so much support from major exchanges and wallets within a week, indicates BCX’s strong influence on the current market. Because of the new features, BCX network is more reliable, environmental-friendly, much easier to use with greater efficiency. It is an ideal Bitcoin network that truly fits the […]
December 18, 2017

New EU Directive Removes Option to Anonymously Purchase Cryptocurrency

Europe has always been a peculiar region when it comes to cryptocurrencies. More specifically, it seems there is very little interest in such currencies right now across the continent’s exchanges. That situation may come to change thanks to the new regulation handed down by the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. This directive is set to go into effect over the next 18 months across all member states. Europe may Finally Warm up to Cryptocurrencies Any form of regulation associated with cryptocurrencies is often considered a negative thing. That isn’t necessarily true, though, as the recent EU directive indicates things could finally change for the better. Although it is an official form of regulation, it is not necessarily something most users will be negatively affected by. After all, it doesn’t change anything for users who have already verified their identities when registering on cryptocurrency exchanges throughout the […]
December 18, 2017

France Wants the G20 to Debate Bitcoin in 2018

The French government will request a debate about regulating Bitcoin at the next G20 summit. The G20 comprises the biggest economies in the world. G20 to Debate Regulating Bitcoin On December 17th, 2017, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the French TV channel LCI that he was going to propose to President Mauricio Macri, who will host the 2018 G20 in Buenos Aires, that member countries should discuss how to regulate Bitcoin. As Reuters reported, Le Maire said: There is evidently a risk of speculation. We need to consider and examine this and see how (…) with all the other G20 members we can regulate bitcoin. The upcoming G20 summit is scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018. Founded in 1999, the G20 comprises the governments and central bank chiefs of the world’s major economies: Argentina, […]
December 18, 2017

First-of-Its-Kind Affiliate Marketing Platform PM7 Leverages Blockchain Technology to Disrupt the World of Advertising

PM7 is all set to start their Initial Coin Offering under smart contracts based on Ethereum, from December 17, 2017. This innovative affiliate marketing platform promises to revolutionize the concept of advertising for both online and offline projects by connecting the project creators directly to their customers, with no space for the advertising, marketing and PR agencies.   December 18, 2017 PM7 is pleased to announce that the upcoming ICO campaign for their groundbreaking affiliate marketing platform will start on December 17, 2017. Designed to be the next big innovation in the field of advertising, PM7 will bridge the gap between the project creators and their audience by eliminating the intermediaries such as the advertising, marketing and PR agencies. Based on the blockchain technology, the platform looks to redefine the professional experience in the field of MLM by making it […]
December 18, 2017

Stay Away! Denmark Bank Chief Calls Bitcoin ‘Deadly’

The governor of Denmark’s central bank has issued an unexpectedly harsh warning about Bitcoin, describing it as “deadly.” ‘Bitcoin Arena’ Not Enough To Persude Central Bank In an interview with state media outlet DR, Lars Rohde emphatically told citizens to “stay away” from Bitcoin, becoming a further figure to compare the cryptocurrency to 17-century Tulip Mania. “You have to stay away. It is deadly,” he said. “It’s an effective way of playing around. So if you do not like casinos, you’ve got a good alternative.” While banking figures lambasting Bitcoin as a bubble remains hardly unusual, Rohde’s perspective marks a particularly vivid case in point. Authorities’ inability to create a steady narrative on cryptocurrency regulation has become a noticeable phenomenon in recent months, Russia and South Korea leading the trend of contradictory statements. Such episodes have occurred even in permissive […]
December 18, 2017

Majority of Bitcoin Investors Believe Cryptocurrency Performs Even Better in 2018: Survey

Will Bitcoin price increase higher and faster than its seventeen-fold appreciation next year? 565 Americans think so. #OPINION
December 18, 2017

Stablecoins to Rule Them All

Trading cryptocurrencies can be a wild ride, and it is definitely not for the faint-hearted. There is no regulation, no protection, and no safety net, but for many, this is the appeal. However, what if there was a coin that had the best of both worlds: some stability and regulation but all of the technical advantages of the blockchain network? The concept of a stablecoin is one that has real world value in either fiat or solid assets. The newest altcoin to the crypto scene to attempt this is Tether, which is pegged to the US dollar. The notion is that Tether could be used as a proxy for fiat on crypto exchanges. Unfortunately for the developers, it was compromised recently, leading to the loss of $30 million from a “malicious action by an external attacker.” Stability Benefits State-issued virtual […]
December 18, 2017

Give Bitcoin This Christmas, Says Teen Bitcoin Millionaire

Teen Bitcoin millionaire Erik Finman says it’s never too late to buy BTC and advises giving Bitcoin as a “stocking stuffer.”
December 18, 2017

Analyst Who Predicted Bitcoin’s Rise Now Sees it Hitting $300,000-$400,000

Analyst Who Predicted Bitcoin’s Rise Now Sees it Hitting $300,000-$400,000   Ronnie Moas, the founder of Standpoint Research in July put a $5,000 price target on bitcoin when it was at $2,600 now sees the cryptocurrency rising by another 500 percent. An Amazon strategy for bitcoin  8 Hours Ago | 03:21 Bitcoin will surge past $20,000 and… The post Analyst Who Predicted Bitcoin’s Rise Now Sees it Hitting $300,000-$400,000 appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 18, 2017

Kala token Now Available for Public Crowdsale – Limited Supply to Sell Quickly – Here’s Why…

Lehi, UT – Symatri, LLC, announces the public crowdsale of the new Kala token. After the private presale sold out in just over four hours, the public now has a chance to purchase the Kala utility token for a low $.02 per token. Group One of the token sale raised $7,500,000 in 4 hours. Group Two is now officially launched at $.02 per token, and it is expected that it will sell out quickly as well. There will be 1.5 billion tokens available in this group. After Group Two sells out, the rate will go to $.03. So What’s All the Excitement About? Immediate inherent value sets Kala apart from other ICO offerings What makes any medium of exchange valuable is whether or not owners can use it to for real-world transactions. Kala will have value from the onset because […]
December 18, 2017

US Prosecutors Rush to Sell Bitcoin Confiscated in Drug Bust

Prosecutors in Utah are looking to auction $8.5 mln worth of Bitcoin that was confiscated in a drug ring bust last year.
December 18, 2017

CME Bitcoin Futures Price Above $20k in First Day Trading

CME Bitcoin Futures Price Above $20k in First Day Trading   CME Group’s long-awaited bitcoin futures began trading today with a bullish signal, as the sale price for its Jan. 18 contracts opened above $20,000. Coming months after the Chicago-based derivatives exchange operator first revealed plans for dedicated bitcoin offerings, the launch took place at 6 p.m EST.… The post CME Bitcoin Futures Price Above $20k in First Day Trading appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 18, 2017

Estonia to Launch State-Sponsored Token-Based Crowdfunding Platform

Interesting things are happening in Estonia when it comes to technology and digital tokens. More specifically, the European country is well-known for its focus on digital services such as its e-residency program. It now seems the government may go ahead with its plan to enable state-sponsored token-based crowdfunding. It is a pretty interesting development, to say the least. Estonia Sees a Bright Future for Digital Tokens The year 2017 has introduced major changes in the world of digital tokens. More specifically, we have seen a fair few projects take the ICO route, although the SEC is cracking down on some of those projects as we speak. It is evident this industry has a lot of potential, but things may not necessarily evolve in the direction most users would like it to. Then again, thinking outside the box is always an option worth exploring. To […]
December 18, 2017

Dragon Inc is On Course to Complete World’s Largest ICO

Dragon Inc is extending the pre-ICO due to considerable strain on both the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks. Hong Kong, China – December 18, 2017 – Dragon Inc., a fintech company that underpins the casino gaming sector with blockchain technology, launched its Pre-ICO (Initial Coin Offering) on Friday, December 8th, 2017, a subscription round of funding that allows the public to buy the company’s cryptocurrency. The Pre-ICO was set to end on December 15, 2017. Due to the extreme congestion on both the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks, ICO investors or contributors have faced significant challenges when transferring their Bitcoin and Ethereum to participate in the Dragon Pre-ICO.  Dragon Inc. considered delaying the start of the Pre-ICO but instead has decided to extend the Pre-ICO for a further 2 weeks, until December 31, 2017, to give a fair and equal opportunity to […]