December 23, 2017

Australian Banks Restrict Coinspot’s Deposit Capabilities, Other Services Unaffected

Most people who live in Australia will have come across the Coinspot cryptocurrency platform. It is an interesting company which facilitates the purchase of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a few other cryptocurrencies as well. Unfortunately, the company is dealing with some significant issues which are affecting AUD deposits. It seems these problems will not be resolved anytime soon either, according to a new update. This is not good news for the company or its customers, but it’s something people will have to deal with for the time being. Coinspot Deposit Restrictions Remain in Place Anyone who has tried to use Coinspot this week may have noticed the service isn’t operating as it should be. There are restrictions in place affecting all AUD deposits, which means users can only buy small amounts of cryptocurrency through the service right now. This does not […]
December 22, 2017

PressCoin vs Civil, Steemit, WikiTribune, and De-Correspondent

PressCoin aims to change the state of the public sphere with a range of interconnected platforms, built on the blockchain, powered by the NEWS utility token. The ICO is underway. Introduction and Summary It is worth noting at the outset that PressCoin has stated that it unequivocally supports all initiatives to fix the news industry and will be keen to assist and partner will all these exciting initiatives. Two of these initiatives, Civil and Steemit are cryptocurrency based. Interestingly all these new innovations have social interaction built into them, lessons which appear to have been learned from the social networks. This is also a feature of PresssCoin. All five offer logged in privileges and all seek to facilitate interaction between readers and writers. By contrast over the past 12 months, a large number of news publishers have dropped comments altogether. […]
December 22, 2017

Creating a Decentralized Digital Global Economy – Dai Goes Live

MakerDAO has been working towards creating a cryptocurrency that will support a stable, decentralized digital global economy. The result is Dai, the first fully-decentralized stablecoin on Ethereum. MakerDAO was formed three years ago with a big vision of creating a stable, decentralized digital global economy. It has worked its way out of the grassroots to finally launch Dai, a promising cryptocurrency that promises stability in currency valuation. Understanding Dai’s Valuation Dai is currently worth 1 USD. It is designed to have low volatility against the world’s leading national currencies, such as the Euro and USD. MakerDAO has two mechanisms to ensure that this happens. For starters, Dai has an autonomous system of smart contracts that monitors the market’s dynamics and responds accordingly. This system is designed to be independent so that no one can alter its mechanism. As such, even MakerDAO […]
December 22, 2017

EtherDelta Has Been Compromised Due to DNS Hijack

It would almost seem as if anything Ethereum-related is bound to face some setbacks sooner or later. More specifically, we have seen a lot of Ethereum-related platforms and ICOs suffer major problems throughout 2017. The latest company to run into big trouble is EtherDelta, even though this issue has nothing to do with the Ethereum network itself. Instead, the company’s DNS server has apparently been compromised. It is advised not to use the website until this matter is fully resolved. EtherDelta DNS is Hijacked It is evident the cryptocurrency ecosystem has attracted a lot of hackers and other cybercriminals these past few years. Exchange platforms are attacked around the clock and wallet providers are not safe from harm either. It now seems EtherDelta is the next platform to suffer from a major setback. Although it is unclear whether or not any money […]
December 22, 2017

New York Stock Exchange Aims to List Two Bitcoin ETFs Soon

Bitcoin ETFs are considered to be the holy grail in terms of attracting institutional investors. For now, it seems highly unlikely such an ETF will launch anytime soon, but we have Bitcoin futures to keep us busy in the meantime. If it were left up to the New York Stock Exchange, however, a few Bitcoin ETFs would be introduced in the near future. A formal filing with the SEC has been made to list two ProShares Bitcoin exchange-traded funds. Can Bitcoin ETFs Finally Come Through? Earlier this year, a lot of people had high hopes that the SEC would finally approve Bitcoin ETFs. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. The lack of active regulation and the mounting Bitcoin price volatility have not made things easier in this regard. Solving the regulatory challenge is easier said than done, yet it seems it will happen well before Bitcoin becomes a nonvolatile asset. At […]
December 22, 2017

EtherDelta’s DNS Hacked, Website Replaced With Hacker’s Duplicate to Steal Funds

On Wednesday, December 20, the decentralized exchange EtherDelta fell victim to a malicious phishing attack on its DNS server. The hacker compromised EtherDelta’s website, rerouting transacted funds to a replica site that replaced the legitimate one for a number of hours. Decentralized but Still Compromised At 1:34 p.m. EST, EtherDelta tweeted a message suggesting that its DNS server had been hacked, followed up by a series of tweets suggesting that the original website had been replaced by a doppelganger created by the hacker. Dear users, we have reason to believe that there had been malicious attacks that temporarily gained access to @etherdelta https://t.co/NnqU5Er4rj DNS server. We are investigating this issue right now – in the meantime please DONOT use the current site. — EtherDelta (@etherdelta) December 20, 2017 The culprit created a near-replica of the exchange’s website, barring a few technical functions and cosmetic features. […]
December 22, 2017

Hacking The Decentralized Revolution: Crisis In Catalonia

“If we are not independent as a country, we will become independent as individuals.” One Ethereum developer thinks delivering the Catalan people a means of independence may hinge upon a decentralized solution from the Ethereum blockchain.
December 22, 2017

Cleaning Up the Crypto Markets: A Job for 2018

Regulation may be a four-letter word in the crypto markets, but that doesn’t mean it should be embraced according to one bank analyst.
December 22, 2017

EEA Adds New Working Groups

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance continues to expand its working groups.
December 22, 2017

MATRIX: A Safer, Faster and More Flexible Intelligent Blockchain.

December 22, 2017 – MATRIX AI Network today launched the MATRIX project, a new generation Blockchain that leverages the latest AI techniques to revolutionize the cryptocurrency landscape. With a fusion of Blockchain and AI technology, MATRIX has built a revolutionary cryptocurrency that supports significantly boosted transaction speed, superior accessibility to general users, enhanced security under malicious attacks, and highly flexible operations. Owen Tao, CEO of MATRIX, said: The MATRIX intelligent Blockchain is a game changer in Blockchain technology. […] MATRIX differentiates itself from previous Blockchains by offering breakthrough technologies in building AI-enabled autonomous and self-optimizing Blockchain networks, which feature multi-chain collaborations and decoupling of data and control blocks. As a result of the extreme congestion on both the Bitcoin and Ethereum Networks, ICO investors or contributors have faced significant challenges with cryptocurrency transfers which causes substantial hitches in trade transactions. […]
December 22, 2017

Belarus: Cryptocurrencies and ICOs Now Legal, Tax-Free for Five Years

Belarus might not be the first country that springs to mind when you think about a blockchain and crypto hub, but if its president, Alexander Lukashenko, has his way, that’s exactly what it will become. Even though digital currencies have been firmly placed in the spotlight in 2017, blockchain technology has also been right up there in the popularity polls. It may be most well known for being the underlying technology supporting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. It’s key features, such as offering permanent and immutable record-keeping capabilities, means that it can be used in nearly every industry. It’s a potential global solution for mainstream businesses and one that Lukashenko wants Belarus to be a part of. Today saw the president sign a decree which could put the country in the running […]
December 22, 2017

Meet Kengoro, the Robotic Humanoid Capable of Sweating

Not a day goes by without some interesting development in the world of technology. Especially when it comes to robotics and their capabilities, there’s still room for improvement. Although most of these machines make humans look lazy, there is now a robot capable of doing crunches and push-ups while breaking a sweat. It sounds pretty unusual, but there is a certain appeal to this concept as well. Sweating Robots Working out Like Humans On paper, there is absolutely no reason for a robot to perform either crunches or push-ups. After all, a robot doesn’t have fat to burn, muscles to train or a mind capable of feeling the enjoyment of working out. All of this begs the question, why would engineers even explore the idea of creating a device capable of exercising? The most logical answer to this question would be “because […]
December 22, 2017

Managing Savings In Zero Interest or Inflationary Economy

The X8currency platform has created a currency solution that will truly solve issues like inflation and negative interest rates in fiat currencies in a single system. #SPONSORED
December 22, 2017

Blockchain Company Finom Adds Ether to its Stock Capital

More enterprises and companies are moving from traditional stock market investments to the cryptocurrency market. Finom AG, is a blockchain enterprise based in Switzerland that has decided to increase its… Continue reading “Blockchain Company Finom Adds Ether to its Stock Capital” The post Blockchain Company Finom Adds Ether to its Stock Capital appeared first on .
December 22, 2017

Some Crypto Assets Are Trending Up Amid Today’s Drop

Amidst today’s market drop, several cryptocurrencies reported gains during the afternoon trading session.
December 22, 2017

The coalition of Bountysource and CanYa Creates a New Open Field for Peer-to-Peer Software Bounties

December​ ​22,​ ​2017​ (SAN​ ​FRANCISCO​) ​- CanYa has recently announced the purchase of Bountysource, a global peer-to-peer (P2P) open source software bounty system. CanYa, as a blockchain-based decentralized autonomous organization, fits well with Bountysource’s business model and will build an international community where any number of digital services can be provided. At a time when ICOs are often underdeveloped and lack any substantive business plan, CanYa has already built a substantive system where digital gig economy freelancers are able to interact. CanYa has now added a fully functional and successful new system to further develop their user base. Because Bountysource is currently functioning with 46,000 active participants and is the world’s largest open source P2P bounty platform, it provides a huge new connection for CanYa into the broad bounty world. The company has 13 years of success and has many of the most important […]
December 22, 2017

Goldman Sachs Ready to Setup a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

Golman Sachs Group Inc. is going to setup a cryptocurrency trading desk in order to make markets in virtual currencies. The intention is to have it operative by June, important… Continue reading “Goldman Sachs Ready to Setup a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk” The post Goldman Sachs Ready to Setup a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk appeared first on .
December 22, 2017

The Taxman Cometh: US, Russian Investors Face New Calls To Pay

US tax reform bill no longer allows crypto-to-crypto exchanges to be exempted from taxation under the “like kind exchange” rule, and Russian tax authorities are coming after citizens who convert digital currency to fiat. #NEWS
December 22, 2017

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, Dash: Price Analysis, December 22

Don’t let Mr. Grinch take away your Crypto Christmas!
December 22, 2017

Polymath Aims to Legalize ICOs by Helping Companies Issue Securities Tokens

Initial coin offerings have become a big liability in the world of finance. That’s not only because a fair few of them are outright scams, but also because most of the tokens are securities. As a result, we will see a growing list of projects which violate securities law, especially in the US. This is where Polymath comes into the picture, as this platform helps companies issue securities tokens. Polymath and Securities Tokens It is evident a lot of companies taking the ICO route offer something they officially can’t without regulatory approval. So far, there have been virtually no ICOs whose tokens aren’t designed to derive value over time from speculation and product development. As a result, every single one of these projects is in violation of existing securities laws, something that is often frowned upon by regulators. This has become pretty apparent […]
December 22, 2017

Coinbase Trading May Be Offline Amid High Traffic

An influx of user traffic may make trading difficult on Coinbase, in the wake of a downtrend in the cryptocurrency market.
December 22, 2017

18+ content on the blockchain: the OKOIN system launches ICO

The first platform in the world designed for the decentralized distribution of 18+ content in a VR format, OKOIN, is launching its ICO on December 14, 2017. The project’s primary goal is to create its own cryptocurrency, which allows users to buy adult content and services with 100% anonymity, without any limitations placed by legislators of any countries. At the core of the project lies the autonomous virtual reality headset VR OKO, developed by Czech company VR Technology. The device is designed for viewing interactive films for adults, where the user controls the perspective, zoom level and viewpoints. As of today, the project’s video library includes over 500 films from more than 40 different genres. Roman Pavlovich, VR Technology CEO: according to statistics, more than a third of total internet traffic in the world is linked to adult content. This […]
December 22, 2017

Bitcoin Futures: Any Port in a Storm

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning. It is morning at sea for bitcoin futures. Sails are on the horizon. Some have the colors of merchant ships; others are flying the king’s standard. The Long and Short of Bitcoin Futures The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) priced bitcoin (BTC) futures on Sunday, December 10.  The Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched bitcoin futures on December 18th. NASDAQ, Cantor, and Nodal also intend to launch bitcoin futures. TD Ameritrade customers will be able to buy bitcoin futures in their accounts.  The merchant ships have treasure to store, and the admiralty wishes to collect taxes. The merchants will sail away to return another day, but the king’s men will stay, and taxes will be paid. Traders have the opportunity to “go long” the bitcoin futures and own the […]
December 22, 2017

FedEx Plans to Deploy Blockchain Technology as Part of Its Innovation Effort

During the last few months, there has been considerable discussion on how mail and delivery service providers could integrate blockchain technology in order to improve its services and offer customers lower costs, quicker service and additional transparency. FedEx actively considering blockchain deployment FedEx hasn’t had a very good year, considering the high-profile cyberattack that took place last summer at the TNT express branch in Europe. However, its CEO is confident that things are back to normal, regardless of the expanding cost of integrating TNT into the FedEx operation. Reports indicate that the estimated cost of doing so over the next 4 years has increased from approximately US$800 million to over US$1.4 billion. Apart from introducing autonomous vehicles for package delivery, FedEx now needs to further improve its IT infrastructure and offer better services to its customers. To that end, Robert Carter, FedEx’s CIO, stated: On the […]
December 22, 2017

Quick One Launches ICO Based on Newly Developed QR Code Technology That May Become the Future of Ultra Secure Information Sharing, Identification & Easy Online Payments

As technology advances by leaps and bounds it has become more important than ever to secure that information. QR Codes act as a great way to easily & quickly identify people and/or businesses, but a lack of synchronization between creation methods has made it difficult for users to adapt the technology. Quick One aims to change the game with QO Codes, a universal approach to QR Code identification as well as information storage. Los Angeles, CA –  Quick One has made international headlines with the announcement of an Initial Coin Offering that is backed by a newly developed QR Code technology known as QO Codes. QR Codes are everywhere and serve mostly one purpose, to quickly identify a business’s contact details. Quick One has taken that technology and expanded on it greatly, allowing it to be used for much more […]
December 22, 2017

Mining Bitcoin in the US? Best Do It In Louisiana, Study Says

Mining crypto in the US? Louisiana is currently the cheapest state to do it in says CESCO study.
December 22, 2017

Looking for the Next Bitcoin? Crypto Industry Insider Reveals 12 “Alternative” Cryptocurrencies that Are Set to Explode in 2018

DALLAS, TX – As part of a complimentary “12 Days of Crypto Christmas” promotion, Richard Jacobs, (organizer of the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference and author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain: Surprising Insights from 200+ Podcast Interviews of Industry Insiders) is revealing 12 “alternative” cryptocurrencies that are tipped to go big in 2018. “In the last twelve months, Bitcoin has gone from $781 to $17,666. That’s a 2,162% return on equity, and everyone and their dog is talking about.”, said Mr. Jacobs. He adds: “But what most normal folks don’t know is that other cryptocurrencies – ones they’ve probably never heard of – have seen returns of 8,000%, 9,536%, 10,614%, even higher over the same period! Why is nobody talking about this?” Between Christmas Day and January 5th, Mr. Jacobs is going to send an […]
December 22, 2017

UK Financial Regulator Publishes DLT Feedback

Earlier this year, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a discussion paper and sought out stakeholder views on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and its future development potential for the markets that it currently regulates. The results are in The FCA has now published that feedback. The regulator received a total of 47 responses from local and international trade associations, consultants, regulated firms, and law firms. According to reports, the stakeholders welcomed the FCA’s technology-neutral approach to regulation, but they also voiced support for the Sandbox initiatives, meant to test out DLT innovations prior to public deployment. Respondents mentioned that DLT solutions could help provide and deliver on regulatory requirements considerably better than current systems can, while reducing costs for both regulators and firms operating in the DLT market. However, concerns were also raised regarding the computability of the FCA’s current regulatory regime and permissionless networks. It seems the FCA […]
December 22, 2017

Stay Calm! Alarming Bitcoin Power Consumption Projections May Not Be Accurate

There’s been a lot of hype about Bitcoin power consumption, with many outlets saying that it’s getting out of control. However, it may be that such alarmist rhetoric may not be true. This has been a remarkable year for Bitcoin, skyrocketing in value to heights few would have believed several years ago. Yet one aspect of the daddy of cryptocurrency has been generating dramatic and alarmist headlines: the energy needed to both mine Bitcoin and for transacting it. A great deal of worry and hand-wringing has been done as some say that the current pace of power use will soon outstrip that of the United States and, eventually, the world. Yet it may be that the fretting over Bitcoin power consumption is overblown. Dire Predictions Spearheading the charge about the immense power needed to both mine and transact Bitcoin is […]
December 22, 2017

Dubdub and IVEP Unveil the Future of Video Monetization with Dubtokens

The ICO pre-sale is now open for the platform that will create a new value economy to reimagine the digital experience. Toronto, Ontario – IVEP Association, in collaboration with mobile video creation platform dubdub, announces its initial coin offering (ICO) for dubtokens. This new multipurpose value and utility token is the central piece in a new blockchain-based and decentralized protocol that will transform the monetization of billions of hours of video content as well as elevate the streaming experience. The Interactive Video and Experience Protocol (IVEP) creates better engagement, counters invalid bot traffic and ad fraud in order to properly reward content creators and raise ROI for publishers. Hillary Carter, director of faculty at the Blockchain Research Institute, said: The advertising industry is currently plagued with problems that undermine the experience for creators, publishers, advertisers and users. The current ecosystem is […]
December 22, 2017

CryptoInsight Announces the Release Date for its Desktop Client

CryptoInsight App Offers insight and analysis on your crypto investments   LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — (December, 22, 2017) – CryptoInsight (http://cryptoinsight.io/), is a crypto analysis service fuelled by its in-app token (‘TKR’) and has announced the initial release date for its desktop client. The release date for the client will be on the 24th of December, 2017, the ultimate goal of this client to provides users with a single place to view and manage their investments as well as provide all the information you need at your fingertips related to cryptocurrencies. The project already has a public Alpha for the mobile which can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices and is capable of importing transactions from your wallet and visualizing your profit/loss trajectory, furthermore it can be configured to provide notifications to alert you of market events. The Alpha […]
December 22, 2017

30% and Dropping: Charting the Ongoing Crypto Price Correction  

30% and Dropping: Charting the Ongoing Crypto Price Correction  In what is likely to be one of the biggest corrections ever seen in the burgeoning cryptocurrency market, the total value of the nascent asset class, created with the advent of bitcoin in 2009, shed billions on Friday. At press time, the total value of all… The post 30% and Dropping: Charting the Ongoing Crypto Price Correction   appeared first on Altcoin Today.
December 22, 2017

Stocks That Soared On Crypto News Are Also Sinking Today

Today’s cryptocurrency market plunge has ensnared the prices of several publicly-traded companies.
December 22, 2017

France Seeks Crypto Regulation Debate at G20 Summit

The last few months have been filled with statements from financial regulators warning about the potential risks associated with trading and investing in cryptocurrency. Now, according to recent reports, the French Finance Minister believes that regulation of digital currencies is required at the level of the G20. Le Maire to submit proposal to future G20 President According to Reuters, Bruno Le Maire wishes to discuss efforts to regulate bitcoin and other digital currencies at the next G20 summit, which will take place in April 2018: I am going to propose to the next G20 president, Argentina, that at the G20 summit in April we have a discussion altogether on the question of bitcoin. (…) 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. Recent reports […]
December 22, 2017

Dos & Don’ts for ICOs in 2018

Dos & Don’ts During Your ICO Project First of all ListICO is an Ongoing and Upcoming ICO list www.listico.io website that’s aiming to become more than just a listing site. You can easily navigate trough on the ListICO and we constantly working on better and better user experience. Find the best ICOs by visiting ICO list. ListICO connects investors and Upcoming, Ongoing ICO (initial coin offering) projects from all around the world. Our YouTubers for you section is designed to help people to find ICO and cryptocurrency related video contents. You can also add any crypto related channel to this page by simple select the language is used on the channel paste the link and submit.  You can even add your YouTube review under any ICO listed on our website. – ICO list – ICO listing – ICOs – Upcoming ICO – Ongoing ICO – YouTube Reviews by you or by […]
December 22, 2017

30% Decline: Charting the Ongoing Crypto Price Correction

It’s a red Friday for the cryptocurrency markets, where major assets have all seen 30 to 40 percent declines on the day’s trading.
December 22, 2017

Wikileaks to Accept Additional Cryptocurrencies for Donations

Julian Assange stated in a Tweet that Wikileaks is seeking to add new cryptocurrencies in the future after FPF announced the closure of its support.
December 22, 2017

Anxious Asian Authorities Grapple with Crypto

The nations of Asia are responsible for well over half of the total global volume of cryptocurrency trading. The Asian trading session often dictates how the rest of the day will play out when traders wake up in Europe and the US. However, the governments of the region are growing uneasy about the increasing appetite their people have for cryptocurrencies. One of the world’s largest exchanges, Bitfinex, is owned by a Hong Kong-based company. South Korea’s Bithumb is also a huge player for crypto trading volume, and then there is Binance, bitFlyer, and Coinone, all based in Southeast Asia. There is no doubt that Asians are the driving force when it comes to trade volumes. Nervous Governments According to a CNBC report, regulators in the Asia Pacific region have become increasingly uneasy with the rise in popularity of Bitcoin and […]
December 22, 2017

Why this ICO will be used by hundreds of millions of car owners

The German police have estimated that approximately every 3rd car has been subject to odometer fraud. Further, they estimate that on average, the illegal increase of a used car’s value lays around 3.000 €. That means that only in Germany, the yearly losses amount to almost 6 Billion Euros. In fact, the industry is so problematic, that Forbes mentions a few problems: Odometer fraud still cheats U.S. consumers out of $1 billion annually by exaggerating the value of used cars, and One of every six used cars listed for sale in the United States has been in an accident. With a soaring trend of buying used cars across the globe, many consumers face an ever-rising issue of buying cars with fake odometer readings or hidden defects. While many current solutions exist, there’s no “one stop shop” solution for vehicle history […]
December 22, 2017

Smart Contracts for Bitcoin’s Blockchain – Is That Possible?

Technology keeps improving and new developments are implemented. Bitcoin has a rich developer community all over the world. Chain, one blockchain development platform, has announced a new programming language named… Continue reading “Smart Contracts for Bitcoin’s Blockchain – Is That Possible?” The post Smart Contracts for Bitcoin’s Blockchain – Is That Possible? appeared first on .
December 22, 2017

Sberbank Chairman: Blockchain Adoption Could Take 10 Years

The head of Sberbank believes that the wider-scale implementation of blockchain in Russia could take as long as a decade.
December 22, 2017

Poor Bitcoin Security

The article you are about to read highlights the security of Bitcoin infrastructure and provides its in-depth analysis as compared to commonplace fiat currencies. The general perception of Bitcoin is that it is a highly secure decentralized type of currency bolstered by strong, military-grade cryptographic algorithms. Furthermore, the holder of “digital cash” doesn’t have to disclose any personally identifiable information when transacting, as opposed to providing a credit card number and security code in a regular payment scenario. It is also generally believed that although Bitcoin-related services have been breached a few times, threat actors never compromised the underlying protocol. But is it all so black and white? Layers of Bitcoin security architecture It reasonable to split the discussion of Bitcoin security into the following two levels: The safety of the protocol and blockchain technology. The safety of wallets, online […]
December 22, 2017

Guide: How To Buy QTUM From Binance

QTUM is a cross blockchain application platform. It integrates the Ethereum’s smart contracts and the Bitcoin stable blockchain using the proof of stake method of verification. While Bitcoin is satisfied… Continue reading “Guide: How To Buy QTUM From Binance” The post Guide: How To Buy QTUM From Binance appeared first on .
December 22, 2017

$1 Mln Bet On Bitcoin In December 2018 – Is It Speculation Or Mania?

Undisclosed investor bets $1 mln that the price of Bitcoin will reach $50,000 before the end of 2018, increasing concerns over speculation in the derivatives markets. #NEWS
December 22, 2017

‘Healthy Dip?’ Bitcoin Rediscovers $12,850, Altcoins Shed Up To 40%

The crypto market dips, showing short-term losses across the board. #NEWS
December 22, 2017

XRP Price Continues to Hover Near $1 During Crypto Market Turmoil

When the Bitcoin price becomes extremely volatile, one would assume all altcoins follow the same pattern. So far, that has been proven to be correct once again. However, XRP is successfully bucking the trend. After surpassing $1 for the first time in history, the XRP price hasn’t budged all that much despite Bitcoin’s wild swings. An interesting development well worth paying attention to. XRP Price Remains on Track Big was people’s surprise when they suddenly saw the XRP price move all the way to $1 and beyond yesterday. Although some level-headed people know that is still a low value for what this digital asset has to offer, XRP is not safe from wild cryptocurrency fluctuations either. In the past, the XRP price would be heavily linked to Bitcoin’s value. These days, that seems to be a thing of the past, although […]
December 22, 2017

Futures Firm Cboe Filed for 6 Bitcoin ETFs This Week

Cboe has filed with the SEC to list multiple bitcoin futures ETFs in the past week, public records show.
December 22, 2017

‘Bitcoin Cash is Centralized Sock Puppetry’ Says Bitcoin Pioneer Nick Szabo

Pioneering Bitcoin developer Nick Szabo has described Bitcoin Cash (BCash) as “centralized sock puppetry” as analysts voice concern over its network. Alibaba Hosts 54% Of BCash Nodes Retweeting findings by software architect Sondre Bjellås, Szabo, who is considered one of the most likely candidates to have created Bitcoin, was candid in his opinion of the controversial Bitcoin hard fork. “Bitcoin Cash” is centralized sock puppetry. https://t.co/OJJo5vwEfn — Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) December 21, 2017 BCash has embarked on a marketing effort to attract investment on a huge scale this month, with promotional activities by Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver in particular gaining notoriety as he entered the mainstream press. Bizarre social media activity from CNBC, the network Ver had spoken to twice about BCash, cemented suspicions of foul play and even collusion between staff, BCash representatives and Ver himself. Despite Ver’s adamant […]
December 22, 2017

Crypto Market Sheds Billions as Top 100 Assets Down

It’s a down day for the cryptocurrency markets, with gains in sight, data reveals.
December 22, 2017

Bitcoin India Accounts Locked Out for a Month

Unlike banks that have some oversight in how they can control one’s access to their accounts, cryptocurrency exchanges are a law unto their own. Traders using Bitcoin India have found this out the hard way as the exchange has locked them out of their accounts for up to a month. According to Factor Daily, Bitcoin India, founded in 2014 and headquartered in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district, is one of the few exchanges in India that supports multiple cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ether, Dash, Litecoin, and others, in addition to the mining contracts that it offers. Locked Out Traders and investors, many holding fiat currency in their accounts, have been locked out for almost a month, unable to trade or withdraw any of their funds. Many have become annoyed at the fact they have missed out on the biggest bull run Bitcoin […]
December 22, 2017

Traders Absorb Much-needed Bitcoin Price Correction Quite Well

It is safe to say the Bitcoin price crash wasn’t something most people had expected. Although all financial markets need a healthy correction after an extended period of steady gains, people assumed the Bitcoin price would be somewhat immune to this trend. The reality is a very different, although there are still some oddities about this sell-off which raise questions. For now, it seems all markets are slowly recovering. Bitcoin Price Rollercoaster is Back on Track No one likes to see the Bitcoin price go down by 25% in a matter of hours. This trend started materializing last night and continued all the way until this morning. Even now, the Bitcoin market remains extremely volatile, as any sudden gains can easily be pushed down again. How all of this will play out, is incredibly difficult to predict. It seems safe […]
December 22, 2017

The Horror! Bitcoin Price Hits Lows Not Seen Since Early December

Bitcoin price fell 23% into Friday as a broad shakedown of markets saw every cryptoasset in the top 100 sustain major losses. Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before… Repeating what has become a familiar cycle for holders this year, BTC shaved $6000 off its USD value to trade at an average $13,240 across major exchanges. In the top 10 assets by market cap, Bitcoin Cash fared worse, its 34% crash the largest of the Bitcoin forks. As is common during major Bitcoin corrections, altcoins – including Ripple – broadly copied loss-making behavior, falling 25-40% over the 24 hours to press time Friday. A previous growth spurt over this week had taken many to never-before-seen highs. Commenting on the price action, the cryptocurrency industry reacted with a mixture of relief and apprehension, the lack of ‘safe haven’ assets making […]
December 22, 2017

Buying Bitcoin? Investment Funds Will Be on the Blockchain, Too

The future of tokenized monies calls for a tokenized investment fund. The road there is being paved, but it’s not so cut and dry.
December 22, 2017

Smart contract tool Etherparty partners with smart contract platform RSK

Blockchain smart contract creation tool, Etherparty, and open-source smart contract platform RSK have announced a new partnership. This marks Etherparty’s first successful implementation stemming from the company’s recently… Smart contract tool Etherparty partners with smart contract platform RSK was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 22, 2017

Syscoin developer Blockchain Foundry closes $3.3 million private placement financing

Blockchain Foundry today announced that it closed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement of 12,222,222 common shares at a price of $0.27 per share for gross proceeds of $3,300,000…. Syscoin developer Blockchain Foundry closes $3.3 million private placement financing was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 22, 2017

Stratis Smart Contracts, Identity, and Sidechains to be released next quarter

Stratis, a development platform that allows businesses and organizations to develop blockchain applications in C# utilizing the Microsoft .NET Framework has announced a recent update for specific projects… Stratis Smart Contracts, Identity, and Sidechains to be released next quarter was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 22, 2017

AML BitCoin ICO extended to meet unprecedented demand

There has been a surge in last-minute demand for the initial coin offering of the new cryptocurrency AML BitCoin driven by orders from new buyers and thousands of… AML BitCoin ICO extended to meet unprecedented demand was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 22, 2017

CryptoKitties sign a marriage contract on blockchain: How will the offspring be divided?

CryptoKitties, a game rapidly growing in popularity, saw an unexpected development – two virtual kitties signed the first marriage contract on blockchain on December 7th. According to the… CryptoKitties sign a marriage contract on blockchain: How will the offspring be divided? was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 22, 2017

Pundi X to support Lumens (XLM) and integrates with Stellar

Pundi X, a cryptocurrency point-of-sale (POS) solutions provider for retail stores, today announced that it has partnered with Stellar.org, a Silicon Valley non-profit organization that supports the Stellar network,… Pundi X to support Lumens (XLM) and integrates with Stellar was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 22, 2017

Call For EU To Draw Up New Bitcoin Regulation

Addressing regulatory concerns in regard to Bitcoin is proving to be quite a task, with nations eager to not repress innovation while also preventing financial malpractice and warning about investor risk. European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis has written a letter to the heads of financial regulation, responsible to the EU, urging for updated regulatory action specifically in regards to Bitcoin. In the letter, Dombrovskis writes: The developments relating to bitcoin and crypto-currencies in recent weeks require our heightened attention as a matter of urgency … in light of the recent market developments. Recent market developments saw Bitcoin’s price quickly rise from $14,000 to $20,000, although it is unclear why this increase should now make Bitcoin suddenly more relevant to regulators,  the ability to further regulate and grant necessary applicable licenses would appear to be being called for with an increased urgency. […]
December 22, 2017

SEC’s Munchee Order Is a Recipe for Securities Law Violations

The SEC’s recent Munchee order offers a significant insight into its views of how to analyze ICOs under securities laws, says Katherine Cooper.
December 22, 2017

Ripple Reaches for the Sky

The past couple of days have seen market corrections across the board as Bitcoin and its altcoin brethren pull back from all-time highs earlier in the week. As panic and hysteria ripples through social media crypto groups, largely populated by inexperienced traders, those holding Ripple have reason to smile. Ripple’s XRP token has surpassed Bitcoin Cash by market capacity in the past few hours, surging 28% to an all-time peak of $1.38.  At the time of writing, it is in third place in the crypto charts, boasting a market cap of $46.4 billion, ahead of BCH with its $44.3 billion. One in Five Four of the top five cryptocurrencies have been suffering an attack of the bears for the past day or so, except XRP, which is extremely bullish. Since the end of May, Ripple had been slumbering in a […]
December 22, 2017

Moozicore Launches ICO Backed By Revolutionary Background Music Distribution Platform Set To Change How Venues Receive & Play Their Music

The music industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that branches out in many directions and has many profitable avenues to exploit; one such avenue is background music. Many venues resort to playing music that is either unlicensed or not supposed to be used for commercial purposes. Moozicore plans to change all of that with their new platform that can be played by anyone at any time using their mobile app. San Francisco, CA – December 22nd, 2017, Moozicore, Inc. sent shockwaves through the music industry today with the announcement of an ICO and the planned release of a blockchain based background music distribution platform. The background music industry is a somewhat elusive yet highly profitable industry that no one seems to talk about, until now. Many commercial establishments resort to playing their customer’s favorite tunes via Spotify or other app’s […]
December 22, 2017

Goldman Sachs to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

Less than a week after the second big US exchange offered Bitcoin futures contracts, reports emerged that banking giant Goldman Sachs is planning to launch a trading desk for cryptocurrencies. According to the SCMP which cites ‘people familiar with the situation’ the bank aims to have the service running by mid-2018 if not earlier. Sources also claimed that it was still trying to decide on how to hold the digital assets and how to manage security issues. The move will signal the first major Wall Street firm to enter the cryptocurrency markets and make them available to its clients. With CBOE and CME already onboard, and TD Ameritrade soon to allow the trading of both sets of contracts, the spotlight has already been shone Bitcoin’s way. Other major financial institutions such as Citigroup and Bank of America are taking a […]
December 22, 2017

Jamming on Economics: What Comes After Crypto’s Summer of Love

Crypto’s creative explosion may have hit a critical mass this year, but the results ahead could be just as impactful, argues Polychain’s Ryan Zurer.
December 22, 2017

NAGA token generation ends successfully raising over $50 million

The NAGA token sale came to its conclusion last week and the final numbers are in. Thanks to the 63,000+ backers who participated in the token sale, more… NAGA token generation ends successfully raising over $50 million was published on CryptoNinjas.
December 22, 2017

Exclusive: Telegram to Release Blockchain Platform, Native Cryptocurrency

The hugely popular encrypted messaging app Telegram boasts over 180 mln users, and if our sources are correct, all of them are about to be exposed to the concept of digital currency via Telegram Open Network. #EXCLUSIVE
December 22, 2017

Prosecutors File Charges in Alleged $250 Million Crypto Mining Fraud

Authorities in South Korea have reportedly filed suit against a U.S. cryptocurrency mining firm, alleging a multi-million dollar fraud.
December 22, 2017

BANKEX Ranked One of the Top 20 ICOs of All Time

BANKEX is now ranked among the leading 20 ICOs globally, raising an equivalent of $60 million in just three weeks. The period of the token sale will soon be over. FinTech company BANKEX, developing the unique Proof-of-Asset Protocol for real-world asset tokenization, has been assessed by ICO analytics group TokenData as among the top five active ICOs and among the top twenty ICOs of all time by funds attracted. 70% out of the available first stage BKX tokens, 56 million out of 80 million, have already been sold. The token sale will end on 28 December. As BANKEX second stage tokens will only be sold to institutional clients, private investors are urged to take this final opportunity to join the running token sale and earn a bonus for their purchases. Today, 4000 supporters have already joined the BANKEX token sale. […]
December 22, 2017

Bitcoin Price Drops Below $15k, Down 25% from All-Time High

The price of bitcoin is down more than 25 percent from its recent all-time highs, spurred by futures listings from major derivatives exchanges.