Суббота, Февраль 24, 2018

Ex-JPMorgan Energy Head: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency a “True Financial Revolution”

Danny Masters used to direct JPMorgan’s energy trading operations. Now, he’s started Global Adivsors, an investment firm that’s delved deeply into bitcoin and other...

Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk Says He Owns $2.5K In BTC, Or ‘Literally Zero Cryptocurrency’

Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and entrepreneur known for founding and leading Tesla Motors and SpaceX, revealed on Twitter Thursday Feb. 22, how much...

Wendy McElroy: Privacy Is the Virtue That Sparked the American Revolution

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 2: The Moral Imperative of Privacy Chapter 6: Privacy is a Prerequisite of Human Rights Privacy is the...

Bitcoin Dev Wants to Change Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work Algorithm

Cøbra — a Bitcoin developer and co-owner of bitcointalk.org and bitcoin.org — wrote an open letter to the cryptoverse on February 23rd calling for Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm to...

Coinbase’s GDAX Exchange Introduces Full SegWit Support

Coinbase’s professional trading platform Global Digital Asset Exchange GDAX announced it has implemented Segregated Witness (SegWit) support for Bitcoin transactions in a blog post...

What to Expect When You Order a Hardware Wallet

Over the past few months, well known hardware wallet manufacturers have been swamped with sales during and after the holiday season. Hardware wallet deliveries...

Iran Government U-turns on Bitcoin, but Proposes National Cryptocurrency

In November 2017, reports indicated that the Iranian government was building infrastructure to embrace Bitcoin, which would aid in bypassing economic sanctions. However, the...

China Mining Co. Bitmain Shows Higher 2017 Profits Than US GPU Giant Nvidia, Report...

Chinese mining hardware giant Bitmain has reportedly made higher profits in 2017 than long time American graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer Nvidia, CNBC reported...

Will Lightning Help or Hurt Bitcoin Privacy?

As the reality of faster, cheaper bitcoin payments approaches via the Lighting Network, concerns are spreading about the privacy it will offer. Will Lightning Help...

German Research Institute To Use Blockchain For Radio-Frequency ID Sensor Systems

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), based in Dresden, Germany, intends to use Blockchain concepts for the development of wireless radio-frequency identification (RFID)...

Bank Of China Files Patent For New Blockchain Scaling Solution

The commercial, state-run Bank of China, not to be confused with the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, has filed a patent...

Gifting Bitcoin Is One Way a Person Can Avoid Paying Crypto-Taxes

After the newly written U.S. tax laws recently passed, cryptocurrency investors realized the tax-free exemption filing 1031 for IRS reporting is no longer applicable...

Strip Clubs, Lambos and Hackers: A Tale of Two Bitcoins

A conference in Miami played host to evidence of a growing schism in the crypto community between passionate developers and fly-by-night traders. Strip Clubs, Lambos...

The Mysterious Fate of Bitcoin Wallets Forfeited by the U.S. Government

It’s relatively common practice for the United States law and order machinery to seize illegally obtained properties from criminals. Traditionally, the seized properties are...

PR: Why the Bitcoin Holders Should Hurry up to Invest in e-Chat Before March...

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Georgia Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Allow Cryptocurrency Tax Payments

Two senators in the state of Georgia have brought forward a bill allowing the state department of revenue to accept both bitcoin and other...

Austrian Finance Minister Considers Pan-EU Crypto Regulation Based On Rules For Gold

Austria’s Finance Minister Hartwig Löger is considering basing cryptocurrency regulations on the trading rules already in place for gold and derivatives as a way...

Bitcoin Is Finding Its Way into High Schools

Over the past few years, colleges and universities all over the world have been creating courses revolving around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Now the...

Brahma OS: Decentralized Value Operating System Based on Revolutionary Blockchain Technology

SINGAPORE – The advent of blockchain technology is provoking a revolution of the Internet of Value. In the blockchain world, Ethereum, NEO, EOS and...

Regulations And Their Influence On Cryptocurrency Prices

This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making...

Vladivostok Discussed as Russia’s New ”Crypto Hub”

Bankers and government officials have discussed the possible creation of a crypto valley on Russia’s Pacific coast. Representatives of the Central Bank and the...

French Manufacturer Archos Launches Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

Cryptocurrency users are blessed with an increasing choice of hardware wallets. Ledger and Trezor, the two dominant players in the space, are facing competition...

Austria Wants to Regulate Bitcoin like Gold and Derivatives

Austria Finance Minister Hartwig Löger is urging both his country and the broader European Union to treat cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in a regulatory...

Coinbase Notifies 13,000 Customers it Must Hand Over Their Records to IRS

Coinbase has sent notifications to approximately 13,000 of its older customers, cautioning them it will be forced to hand over certain personal and financial...

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, Feb. 23

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and...

Bitcoin Hardware Manufacturer Bitmain Made a Profit of up to $4 Billion Last Year

The wealth of bitcoin mining titan Bitmain has long been assumed to be north of “huge”. Thanks to its near-monopolization of the ASIC manufacturing...

Bitcoiner Amélie Arras Plots Another Victory in First Money20/20 Payments Race Across Asia

With her victory for Bitcoin still fresh in mind from Las Vegas last October, Money20/20 Payments Racer Amélie Arras is confident she can do it...

JOYSO: An Ethereum Exchange With the Best of Both Worlds

The epitome of cryptocurrency trading can be found in the decentralized exchange. However, they are not perfect — in fact, they are usually unusable...

Whale Investors Find Shelter in Republic Protocol’s Dark Pool for Cryptocurrency

Initially introduced in the 1980s, a dark pool refers to the confidential trading of large swaths of financial instruments. Items like equities, securities, and...

U.S. Winter Olympians Use Bitcoin for Fundraising

Startups are not the only ones using cryptocurrency for fundraising these days. The United States luge team to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang,...

Polish Ministries Of Foreign Affairs And Finance Refute Interest In Venezuela’s Petro

Poland’s Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs refuted rumors of Polish interest in trading with Venezuela in the country’s newly-launched Petro coin, Polish news...

Scam Experts or How Organizers of ICOs Become Victims of Scams

Investments in ICO projects are considered to be highly risky for investors, but development teams also regularly find themselves in the risk zone. Nikita...

Video Game Giant Ubisoft Is Exploring Blockchain Use Cases

Ubisoft, the company behind Assassin's Creed and Just Dance, is exploring applications of blockchain for video games. Video Game Giant Ubisoft Is Exploring Blockchain Use...

Finance Ministry Employees Caught Mining Cryptos in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Finance in Kazakhstan has announced measures to improve security and oversight in its IT department after catching four employees mining cryptocurrencies...

New York Lawmakers Are Open to Revisiting the BitLicense

Two New York state senators held a roundtable Friday on the controversial BitLicense regulation, and said legislation to reform it may come soon. New York...

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Deletes Tweet About Sharding, Community Buzzes

Cryptoverse forums went abuzz on the morning of February 23rd as some Twitter users saw Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin tweet that sharding — perhaps...

Moscow Man Mutilated And Mugged For $1 Million In Bitcoin, Local Sources Report

A cryptocurrency investor fell victim to unidentified assailants in Moscow who reportedly disfigured him and stole over $1 mln worth of Bitcoin, today, Feb....

Bank of America Now Considers Crypto a Business Risk

The bank warns its investors that cryptocurrencies could hamper its ability to comply with anti-money-laundering regulations, among other dangers. Bank of America Now Considers Crypto...

South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Evaluate Self-Regulations

An association of South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges said that it is planning to check if its members are following a set of self-regulatory cryptocurrency...

Montana Scores $250 Million Bitcoin Mining Campus

The Big Sky Country state of Montana keeps raking them in. For the second time this month, a mining operation is announcing its moving...

Austria Planning New Regulations for Cryptocurrency, ICOs

Austria is drawing up cryptocurrency regulations, using as a model existing rules for the trading of gold and derivatives. Austria Planning New Regulations for Cryptocurrency,...

In Report, Bank of America Cites Cryptocurrency as Possible Challenger

In a 13,000 page risk factor report, Bank of America (BofA) just characterized cryptocurrency projects as having the potential to force the institution to...

New Project to Tackle Crypto Energy Crisis by Generating Electricity Through Waste

As the cryptocurrency market expands, so too does the volume of energy required to maintain it. If the Bitcoin market alone continues to progress...

Bank Of America: Our ‘Inability To Adapt’ Could See A Failure To Compete With...

Bank of America (BoA) has admitted to US regulators it may be “unable” to compete with the growing use of cryptocurrency. In its annual report...

Play2Live Released MVP 2.0 and Opened Main Token Sale

On February 21, Alexey Burdyko, CEO of Play2Live, opened the token sale with a Q&A live session, answering product and sale related questions. The...

Report Claims 34,000 Ethereum Smart Contracts Are Vulnerable to Bugs

Over 34,000 ethereum smart contracts containing $4.4 million in ETH may be vulnerable to exploitation. That’s the conclusion reached by a quintet of researchers...

Ethereum Governance 'Not That Bad' Says Buterin Amid Fund Debate

During an ethereum core developer meeting Friday, Vitalik Buterin argued the protocol's governance isn't functioning poorly, it's just misunderstood. Ethereum Governance 'Not That Bad' Says...

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Cointelegraph Launches German Version

Cointelegraph proudly unveils the launch of its German version, CT Deutsch today, Feb. 23. Starting today, both the most important news from our main page...

The Top Large-cap Cryptocurrencies Analyzed for 2018 (BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC)

With everyone in the crypto world looking for the next moonshot it is important to step back and look at the coins that drive...

Lisk Hits Back at Critics: Our Relaunch More Than Just a New Logo

Distributed applications (DApp) platform Lisk has countered criticisms that its big “relaunch” in Berlin this week lacked substance. While the relaunch focused on simplicity...

Turkish Minister Proposes National Cryptocurrency

The deputy chair of Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Ahmet Kenan Tanrikulu, has written a 22-page report seeking to highlight the regulatory vacuum that...

Japan: Only 0.16% Of 2017 Money Laundering Reports Came From Crypto Exchanges

The proportion of suspected money laundering cases involving cryptocurrency in Japan is a fraction of the fiat total for 2017, new data reported by...

Wyoming the Latest State to Introduce Crypto-Related Bills

With blockchain technology and digital currencies finally starting to infiltrate the mainstream, there has been a lot of pressure placed on lawmakers to introduce...

Crypto God or Just a Human? Find Out How Much You Know About Crypto

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Georgia Becomes Latest State to Consider Bitcoin for Tax Payments

Two state senators in Georgia have proposed a new bill that would allow citizens to pay their tax obligations in bitcoin. Georgia Becomes Latest State...

Shakepay Launches Cryptocurrency Mobile Wallet In Private Beta

Montreal-based fintech startup Shakepay has announced the release of its digital wallet in private beta. The mobile app allows Canadian users to buy and...

Senator Rep Hints At More Action on Venezuela's Controversial Crypto

A U.S. senator who has previously spoken out against Venezuela's newly launched cryptocurrency isn't done with the issue. Senator Rep Hints At More Action on...

Blockchain Week in New York and Conferences All Weekend (Beginning Feb. 23, 2018)

The markets remain as volatile as ever, but blockchain and cryptocurrencies are immersing themselves in cities across the world. Blockchain technology was called a...

No Bitcoin Fan, Dennis Gartman Gets Rekt Investing in Blockchain Play

Dennis Gartman, an investment expert and publisher of The Gartman Letter, revealed that his investment in a blockchain firm — Riot Blockchain Inc. —...

Sneak Peek: Mexico’s Regulations for Crypto Exchanges Expected in ‘Weeks’

Mexico’s bill to regulate fintech institutions including cryptocurrency exchanges is expected to become law within “weeks,” according to local crypto exchange ISBIT. Daniel Luévano,...

Hackers Hijack Tesla’s Cloud to Mine Cryptocurrency

Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, has become the latest victim of a cryptocurrency mining malware attack after its cloud service was hijacked to mine...

Nano Goes Giga in Down Week for Crypto Prices

The majority of the top 25 cryptocurrencies are reporting losses on a weekly basis, but the nano token has bucked the trend. Nano Goes Giga...

Turkey, Iran To Release State-Backed Cryptocurrencies On Heels Of Venezuela’s Petro

The governments of Turkey and Iran are both considering developing their own government-backed digital currencies, following on the heels of the Feb. 20 pre-sale of...

Oregon’s Cheap Hydropower Attracts a Swarm of Bitcoin Miners

Over the past few months, quite a few bitcoin miners have been flocking to regions in North America in places such as Vancouver, and...

High Stakes: Ethereum's Fight Over Lost Funds Explained

Ethereum is facing what might be its biggest tech crisis in some time, with developers split over whether software changes should recover lost funds. High...

Russian Government Looking to Replace Legacy Voting Systems with Blockchain Technology

While the Russian State is emerging as both hot and cold towards bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it is actively exploring the capabilities of Blockchain...

SEC Director of Investor Education: ‘Don’t Flip A Coin’ Over Crypto Investments

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investor’s website published a light-hearted notice this week to all investors considering buying the “latest new cryptocurrency...

Robinhood’s Commission-Free Bitcoin Trading Now a Reality

California-based mobile trading app Robinhood is now officially offering cryptocurrency trading. To start, the two largest cryptocurrencies by market cap — bitcoin (BTC) and...

Telecoms Blockchain Group Touts Demo Success, New Members

Several worldwide multinational telecoms firms have joined the Carrier Blockchain Study Group to advance blockchain use cases in the industry. Telecoms Blockchain Group Touts Demo...

Maduro Asks Venezuela’s Banks to Mine and Use Cryptocurrency – Unions Outraged

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has authorized all savings banks in the country to mine and use the recently launched national cryptocurrency, the petro. Union...

Tezos Head & Board Member Step Down, Platform Prepares ‘Timely Launch’

The Tezos blockchain project may finally get underway after two board members of the Tezos Foundation, including its founder and president Johann Gevers, voluntarily...

South Korean Crypto Exchanges Earned $648 Million in 2017 that is Taxable

While the global markets for cryptocurrencies exploded in 2017, South Korea was one of the countries that saw a massive spike in trading volume...

Bank of China Moves to Patent Blockchain Scaling Solution

Bank of China has filed a patent application for a process it says is better able to scale blockchain systems. Bank of China Moves to...

Bitcoin Price Analysis Feb. 23: Bearish Trend Still in Play

For those that have been monitoring bitcoin (BTC) lately, there has been a lot of talk and speculation in the last week or so...

Bitcoin is Back Over $10K, But Rally Looks Weak

Bitcoin is witnessing a minor corrective rally today, but longer-term gains may be elusive, according to price chart analysis. Bitcoin is Back Over K, But...

PR: US Fintech Expert From Prudential Financial Launches Cryptocurrency – Backed Lending Startup Money...

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Japan's Exchanges Report 669 Cases of Suspected Crypto Money Laundering

Japan's police agency has said hundreds of cases of suspected money laundering were reported from domestic cryptocurrency exchanges in 2017. Japan's Exchanges Report 669 Cases...

Tezos Foundation President Resigns Amid Internal Turmoil

Despite a massively successful ICO that raised over $230 million USD, the Tezos team has split over differences between Foundation president Johann Gevers and...

An Ethereum Classic Fork Snapshot Is Coming Next Week

Next week the ethereum classic (ETC) community is expecting to receive coins from a ‘snapshot’ fork called ‘callisto’ (CLO). The clone will be an...

Why Venezuela's Citizens Should Worry About a National Cryptocurrency

While a lot is still unclear about Venezuela's state-backed "petro" token, what is apparent is that many feel it's potentially harmful for its people. Why...

46% of Last Year’s ICOs Have Failed Already

It has always been assumed that a large number of ICOs will fail, be it at the fundraising stage or when it comes to...

SEC Advocacy Director Says Crypto Investors Shouldn't 'Flip A Coin'

A new SEC blog post advises potential cryptocurrency investors to do their research prior to buying a token. SEC Advocacy Director Says Crypto Investors Shouldn't...

Crypto-Backed SALT Claims $1.3 Billion Backlog, Suspends New Memberships

Secured Automated Lending Technology (SALT) has an enviable problem if its recent Medium post is to be believed. The membership-based crypto-as-collateral loan platform has...

Report: Mutual Funds Could Save Billions With Blockchain

Shifting to a distributed, blockchain-based infrastructure could bring huge financial benefits to the asset management industry, research indicates. Report: Mutual Funds Could Save Billions With...

France Cracks Down on Bitcoin Derivatives

Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the independent regulatory body governing France’s stock market, issued two statements today, one on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and...

Crypto Please: America’s Olympic Luge Team Seeks Bitcoin in Funding Bid

The USA Luge team doesn’t get as much love as some of their Olympic peers, especially when it comes to funding. So the Olympians...

Turkish Lawmaker Proposes National Cryptocurrency

Politicians in Turkey are reportedly eyeing on launching the country's proprietary cryptocurrency.  Turkish Lawmaker Proposes National Cryptocurrency Source: https://www.coindesk.com

Centralized Cryptoruble Not Possible, Minister Tells Putin

The Russian Ministry of Finance is not against a national cryptocurrency, provided the state does not participate in it. The creation of a centralized...

Bitcoin Fees Are Down Big: Why It's Happening and What It Means

It wasn't long ago that bitcoin's transaction fees were over $20. But now they're down again. CoinDesk explores why. Bitcoin Fees Are Down Big: Why...

Tesla Has Its Cloud System Hacked by Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Researchers at cloud monitoring and defense firm RedLock detected that Tesla’s cloud system was infected by cryptocurrency mining malware. Hackers were able to breach...

California Bill Aims to Recognize Blockchain Records

The state of California has introduced a new bill that aims to recognize blockchain transactions, digital signatures, and smart contracts as a legal form...

Four Arrested Following Taiwanese Crypto Robbery

Taiwanese police have arrested four men after a bitcoin robbery worth five million Taiwanese dollars (approximately $170,000 USD). The case has been described as...

French Regulator Says No to Online Crypto Derivatives Ads

France's market regulator says crypto derivatives fall under MiFID II regulation and that they should not be electronically marketed. French Regulator Says No to Online...

BitFunder CEO Charged by SEC with Defrauding Exchange Users

The SEC has formally announced charges of operating an unregistered securities exchange and the defrauding of its users against BitFunder Founder Jon E. Montroll....

Russia to “Tame and Test” Crypto Technologies in Crimea

A proposal to “tame” crypto technologies in Crimea has been made in Russia’s parliament this week. A local representative of the Russian Association of...

Amendment of Bitcoin’s Open License Proposed to Dampen Fork Mania

The current whirlwind of hard forks such as Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond, Bitcoin Cash and others have worsened the confusion about the very idea...

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country’s consular services, as well as several other services and gas stations, to accept any cryptocurrency including...

Venezuela's President Orders Companies to Accept the Petro

Venezuela officially has its own cryptocurrency – and its president wants some of the country's state-owned businesses to use it. Venezuela's President Orders Companies to...

The Blockchain is Perfect…Right? (Ethereum has a 0.36 Percent Fail Rate)

“The blockchain is perfect; it is the most secure way to transact; able to send money anywhere on the planet in minutes for a...

France’s Top Financial Watchdog Moves Against Crypto Derivatives

France’s top financial watchdog — the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) — just announced its opinion that “cash-settled cryptocurrency contracts” are officially derivatives. As...

Australia’s Consumer Watchdog Received 1289 Crypto Complaints in 2017

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed that it received more than 1,200 complaints relating to cryptocurrencies via its ‘Scamwatch’ portal during...

Islamic Finance and the Blockchain are Getting Closer

GOLDX, a one-of-its-kind gold-based cryptocurrency developed by Malaysian FinTech firm HelloGold, has received a Sharia-compliant certification from the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors. The...

The Next Petro? Iranian Minister Reveals Cryptocurrency Plans

Iran's central bank is developing a cryptocurrency, though it has no plans to embrace bitcoin. The Next Petro? Iranian Minister Reveals Cryptocurrency Plans Source: https://www.coindesk.com

Spokesperson Confirms Bitfinex Is Client of ING

Major Dutch financial services company, ING, has confirmed that Bitfinex holds an account with the company in the Netherlands. The bank issued a statement...

Is In-Browser Mining a Good or Bad Use Case for Cryptocurrency?

You may not even know it, but the chances are that one of the websites you visited today using a browser may have used...

Nasdaq Believes Publicly-Traded Long Blockchain Misled Investors

Long Blockchain is appealing a delisting decision from Nasdaq which, according to a letter, believes the publicly-traded company misled its investors. Nasdaq Believes Publicly-Traded Long...

Blockchain May Hold Key to Economic Growth in Former Soviet Republics

While the world’s largest countries remain hesitant about cryptocurrencies and blockchain – and often even hostile and distrustful – smaller countries have been embracing...

Markets Update: BTC Prices Dip Below $10K

BTC prices and a vast majority of other cryptocurrencies have taken a significant dive over the past 24-hours as the entire crypto-economy shaved $75Bn...

Learning Automated Crypto Trading Strategy: 4 Steps to Earning

In February, Cryptense, a full-stack Blockchain company, introduced a new decentralized platform for creating and executing cryptocurrency trading strategies automatically: Kryll.io. The company has...

Full SegWit Support with the New Bitcoin Deployment (Version 0.16.0)

After much back and forth, SegWit (Segregated Witness) was rolled out in August 2017. It is now prompting developers to assemble an almost “themed”...

Friend or Foe: Inside Poland’s Strange War on Cryptocurrencies

On the list of anti-cryptocurrency countries, Poland has never really stuck out. In fact, there has been enough evidence to suggest that the Eastern...

FBI Arrests Exchange Operator for Lying About 6000 Bitcoin Hack

Jon E. Montroll, a 37 year old from Texas, is now facing up to 30 years in jail for perjury and obstruction of justice....

Crypto Markets Continue Experiencing Slump, BTC Dips Below $10,000

Crypto markets have continued their slump, with Bitcoin (BTC) briefly dipping below $10,000 today, Feb. 22, and altcoin Ethereum (ETH) edging closer to $800,...

Venezuela Is Talking With Russia About Cryptocurrency

Venezuelan finance minister Simon Zerpa Delgado announced on Twitter that he visited Moscow to update Russian officials on Venezuela's petro currency. Venezuela Is Talking With...

Liberland: The Self Proclaimed Free State Where Bitcoin is an Official National Currency

Liberland is a small country located on the Danube River between Serbia and Croatia. The micro nation’s official money is bitcoin and it also...

Bitcoin Developer Jimmy Song To Train And Pay Bitcoin Devs In ‘Platypus Labs’

Jimmy Song, Bitcoin developer and venture partner at Blockchain Capital, has announced a new initiative called Platypus Labs, designed to educate and compensate Bitcoin...

Robinhood’s Zero-Fee Bitcoin, Ethereum Trading Is Live In Five US States

The Robinhood mobile trading app launched zero-fee Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) trading for the first batch of the users of its Robinhood Crypto...

Uphold Eyes Expansion With Mobile Payments Startup Acquisition

Digital payments platform Uphold has acquired Cortex MCP, a mobile commerce platform. Uphold Eyes Expansion With Mobile Payments Startup Acquisition Source: https://www.coindesk.com

What Ban? Indonesian Regulator Asks Banks to Use Blockchain Technology

Reports of a Bank of Indonesia crackdown on bitcoin payments have largely obscured the fact that the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan...

Robinhood Starts Rolling Out Cryptocurrency Trading Today

Robinhood has finally launched today its highly anticipated crypto trading for bitcoin and ethereum, allowing its now 4 million investors to trade cryptocurrencies alongside...

How Dogecoin is Solving Ethereum’s Scalability Problem

Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency that started in 2013 inspired by a dog meme, could finally be on the verge of finding the scalability solution facing...

20+ South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Voluntarily Undergo Evaluations

Over twenty cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have agreed to undergo evaluations, including the country’s top four exchanges: Upbit, Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit. This...

S&P Global Platts Launches Blockchain Network To Track Oil Data In UAE

S&P Global Platts, one of the leading independent providers of information for the commodities and energy markets, announced that it started the deployment of...

Tezos Board Reshuffled As Johann Gevers Steps Down

Johann Gevers and Diego Pons, the last original members of the Tezos Foundation Board, have voluntarily stepped down from their positions. Tezos Board Reshuffled As...

Petro: Stable Coin for Crypto Economy or Illegal Oil Futures?

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South Korean Financial Regulator and the Government Pledge to Support Cryptocurrency Transactions

The period of uncertainty in the South Korean cryptocurrency ecosystem has become much more clear, as authorities have pledged they will henceforth support the...

Russian Lawmaker Proposes Legalization of Cryptocurrencies to Attract Investments

The head of the Russian State Duma Committee for Economic Policy has proposed legalizing cryptocurrencies in order to attract foreign investments including from countries...

Blockchain Platform Makes its 3D Objects Creating Software Open to Everyone

The Cappasity project, founded by a team of 3D technology experts in 2013, is going to launch a Blockchain-based platform for creators and buyers...

French Watchdog Says ‘Crypto Derivatives’ Must Be Regulated, Can’t Be Advertised Online

French stock market regulator Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) released a statement Thursday, Feb. 22, that cryptocurrency derivatives must be regulated under the European...

We’re In: Prime Shipping Foundation Wants Its Own Cryptocurrency

Prime Shipping Foundation, the first company to invoice freight in bitcoin, is now planning to launch its own cryptocurrency. The shipping agency hopes to...

Investing App Robinhood Launches Crypto Trading in 5 US States

Stock brokerage company Robinhood has officially launched its cryptocurrency trading platform, rolling the service out to five states today. Investing App Robinhood Launches Crypto Trading...

Bug at Japanese Government-Approved Zaif Exchange Let Users Get Free Bitcoin

Have you ever dreamed about buying bitcoin for only $1,000, $100 or even just $10? What about a round at $0? Some fast and...

Litecoin Cash Has Forked But It's Hardly Trading

A scheduled plan to launch a new cryptocurrency by forking the litecoin blockchain is finding little love from major data aggregators and exchanges. Litecoin Cash...

Indian Software Firm, Canadian Research Institute Partner To Promote Blockchain In India

India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canada’s Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to collaborate on...

Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinsquare To Add Credit Card Payment Method

A new partnership between Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare and payment firm Processing.com will provide Coinsquare customers with new online payments functionalities. These will soon...

Iran Central Bank Wants To ‘Control And Prevent’ Cryptocurrency, Local Press Reports

Iran’s central bank has split from previous pro-Bitcoin government announcements and is now looking to “prevent” cryptocurrency, according to a report published by the...

Project Platypus: Jimmy Song's New Plan to Fund Unpaid Bitcoin Coders

Bitcoin Core developer Jimmy reveals Platypus Labs, a project at Blockchain Capital to provide fellowships and more to support bitcoin development. Project Platypus: Jimmy Song's...

Bank of England Governor Claims “Bitcoin Has Failed”

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), has claimed that “ has pretty much failed thus far on … the traditional...

UK Treasury Committee To Examine Crypto’s Effect On UK Businesses, Investors

The Treasury Committee of the UK Parliament will be launching an inquiry into cryptocurrencies and their effect on UK investors and businesses, BBC reports...

What Is Dogecoin And Is It A Good Investment?

Following the early success of bitcoin and the rise of the Shiba Inu dog meme in 2013, Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus created the...

Bitcoin Drops Below $10K as Crypto Markets Dip

The wider cryptocurrency market may be feeling the heat of a decline in bitcoin prices today. Bitcoin Drops Below K as Crypto Markets Dip Source: https://www.coindesk.com

Iran Hints it Might Release a National Cryptocurrency Too

Possibly following in the footsteps of Venezuela, Iran is hinting it may release its own cryptocurrency. After months of speculation, it now appears officials —...

After Releasing Oil-Backed Petro, Venezuelan President Hints At Gold-Backed ‘Petro Oro’

After the launch of the Venezuelan government-backed cryptocurrency the Petro on Feb. 20, President Nicolas Maduro has already hinted at second government cryptocurrency soon...

‘Anonymous Sources’: Telegram Launches ‘Secret’ Second Presale, $850 Mln To Be Raised

Encrypted messenger service Telegram is reportedly raising a further $850 mln in a “secret second presale” of its TON token before launching the yet...

Oil Data Firm Platts Rolls Out Commercial Blockchain Platform

Energy markets data provider S&P Global Platts has announced the commercial deployment of a blockchain network for sharing oil inventories. Oil Data Firm Platts Rolls...

DineroOne: World’s First All-in-One Pay-Everywhere Solution

DineroOne allows the use of cryptocurrencies for day to day businesses such as restaurants and coffee places. It aims to solve the major problem...

Islamic Republic of Iran to “Control and Prevent” Growth of Cryptocurrencies

جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎ The Islamic Republic of Iran has apparently changed course on cryptocurrency, or perhaps it has clarified its real position previously mischaracterized...

UK Treasury Launches Inquiry into Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

The U.K. Treasury Committee has today announced that it will conduct an investigation into issues around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. UK Treasury Launches Inquiry into...

Global Mutual Funds Could Save “$2.6 Bln” With Blockchain Tech, Shows Calastone Research

UK-based global funds network Calastone has released research on Thursday, Feb. 22, showing Blockchain could save mutual funds up to $2.6 bln. In a press...

PR: IQeon Gaming Ecosystem – Female Celebrities and Their Favorite Computer Games

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The Blockchain Meets the Energy Industry (Analysis of POWR, MWAT, WPR, and SLR)

  Cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology have infiltrated the majority of businesses and industries. While we are still in the infancy stages of the...

Bitcoin Rally Stalls But Bull Revival Isn't Yet Ruled Out

Bitcoin bulls need a convincing break above $11,250 to revive the recent price rally after prices dip once more. Bitcoin Rally Stalls But Bull Revival...

Why Trust Old Vulture Capitalists Like Paul Singer on Bitcoin?

In case you hadn’t noticed, the narrative droning from mainstream media sites, newspapers and press conferences seems to be following a distinct theme: “Trusted,...

Confirmed: Bitfinex Exchange Has Account On Dutch ING Bank

Dutch financial group ING (INGA.AS) has confirmed that Bitfinex, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges by daily trading volume, has a bank account...

India Teams with Canadian Blockchain Institute for Digital Economy Push

India's tech industry is working with the Blockchain Research Institute to more heavily integrate blockchain into Indian businesses and government. India Teams with Canadian Blockchain...

Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Cryptocurrency Raises $735 million in Pre-Sale

Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela, has announced that the country’s petro cryptocurrency has raised $735 million in the first day of its pre-sale....

Russian Authorities Criticized over Proposed Crypto Regulation

Criticism aimed at authorities and the new legislation on “digital financial assets” is mounting in Russia. Local officials have rebuked lawmakers in the capital...

Ross Ulbricht Denied Post-Conviction Relief Extension

The man convicted of creating the Silk Road marketplace, Ross Ulbricht, has lost yet another appeal to extend his “post-conviction relief.” Judge Katherine Forrest,...

German Regulator Pledges 'Precise' Oversight of ICOs

Germany's top financial regulator has issued a letter of advice in an attempt to clarify some of the regulatory uncertainties around ICOs. German Regulator Pledges...

FriendUp: The First TGE From Norway

Bitcoin Press Release: FriendUp, a Norwegian company at the forefront of  groundbreaking technology makes way for the world’s first open source decentralised cloud computer. Its scheduled...

International Auto Club (IAC): Automated Platform Facilitating Cashback Services and Affiliate Program

International Auto Club (IAC) is a blockchain-based automated platform facilitates with cashback services, partnership programs, affiliate program and payments systems. Unlike other ICO’s, IAC...

Bitcoin Lightning Fraud? Laolu Is Building a 'Watchtower' to Fight It

With all eyes on the Lightning Network, bitcoin developer Laolu is working on a technology which takes fraud watching off the hands of users. Bitcoin...

Cryptohunt Augmented Reality Game to Boost Blockchain Into Mainstream

Bitcoin Press Release: Cryptohunt, a leader in AR technology, have announced new details of their new location based game “CryptoHunt”. A demo will be released...

Major Banks Partner With R3 Blockchain Alliance To Launch Pilot Trade Platfor

An initiative involving R3, a Blockchain consortium made up of over 100 financial institutions, trade finance platform TradeIX, and a group of leading global...

66% of Funding to Stop the AI Apocalypse Comes from Crypto Donors

Have you ever suffered from existential dread about what will happen when the smart contracts will be smarter than you? Or that a blockchain...

The Legal Risk to ICOs That No One's Talking About

Even if the SEC doesn't pursue an enforcement action against a token seller, buyers can sue privately under U.S. securities laws to unwind the...

Truegame: Introducing New Online Gaming Technologies

Bitcoin Press Release: Truegame is the world’s first smart contract based iGaming platform to enter a Token generation event (TGE). A pre-sale begins on 26th February, with a main sale launching on 19th...

German Regulator Clarifies Obligations For ICO Operators Following Increased Interest

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has clarified obligations for Initial Coin Offering (ICO) tokens after receiving “increased queries” about their legal status in...

US Gov’t Indicts Founder Of Long Defunct Crypto Exchange BitFunder

The US Security Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) have officially leveled charges against the founder of the now non-operational Bitcoin-dominated exchange...

Virginia Beach: An American Cryptocurrency Center in the Making

Virginia Beach, known for its sandy shoreline, may help spearhead a new era for cryptocurrency in America. Bcause LLC, a Virginia Beach-based firm, has...

Bitcoin Skeptic Dennis Gartman Duped by Dubious Blockchain Investment

‘Commodities King’ Dennis Gartman has been left with a red face and diminished pension fund after investing in a dubious blockchain company. Shares in...

FireLotto to Offer the First ‘Truly’ Decentralized Blockchain Lottery

Bitcoin Press Release: FireLotto, the world’s first decentralised lottery built on the Ethereum blockchain brings changes and transparency to the industry. February 14th, Cyprus – FireLotto launched on...

Is a True “Stablecoin” Cryptocurrency Possible?

Day traders love cryptocurrency because of its constant, rapid price swings. Fortunes can indeed be won and lost in much the same way as...

$20 Trillion Bitcoin Withdrawal Attempt After Zaif Crypto Exchange Glitch

A handful of users bought cryptocurrency for free during a brief glitch on Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, with one user attempting an impossible withdrawal...

Venezuela's Cryptocurrency Is Here, But Who's Involved Isn't Clear

Several companies have been so far linked to Venezuela's petro cryptocurrency initiative in the wake of this week's launch. Venezuela's Cryptocurrency Is Here, But Who's...

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, February 21,...

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Gambling Mogul Set to Build Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin Funded Resort in Antigua

Calvin Ayre, the Canadian-born bitcoin mogul, affectionately dubbed ‘his excellency’ by the government of Antigua and Barbuda is set to build a first of...

Bitcoin Usage Falls to Its Lowest in Months

There’s never a bad time to be sending and receiving bitcoin, but right now is especially good. Fees are at the lowest in 18...

Beverages Gone Blockchain Announce New CEO And Spinoff After Second Nasdaq Delist Notice

After Nasdaq gave a delist notice Friday, Feb. 16 to Long Blockchain Corp. for low market capitalization, the company, previously a soft drinks brand,...

Hamster Marketplace’s Experience in Creating Community

The success of any modern project is to some extent measured by the size of its audience. That is what defines how profitable and...

Singapore Research Team Codifies 3 New Ethereum VM Vulnerabilities

In a paper published on February 16th, a team of blockchain researchers from the National University of Singapore have discovered and codified a new...

US Government Arrests Bitcoin Stock Exchange Founder

The owner of BitFunder, a long-defunct bitcoin investment platform, has been hit with two lawsuits filed by the U.S. government. US Government Arrests Bitcoin Stock...

Meet the Nigerian Prince of Cryptocurrencies who Earned $40,000 in Few Hours

The victims of a sophisticated Twitter bot scam are crypto enthusiasts. With the rise of popularity of cryptocurrency, early crypto developers became celebrities overnight....

You Can Now Tokenize Yourself

The future was meant to involve flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, it involves tokenizing yourself on the blockchain. It was Andy Warhol who famously...

What is Litecoin Cash and Is it Legit?

If you’re like most other users in the community, you’re probably wondering, ‘What the hell is Litecoin Cash?’ If you haven’t yet done your...

What Venezuelans Are Saying About Their New National Cryptocurrency

The South American country's plan to launch its own cryptocurrency has sparked global headlines and a range of commentary on social media. What Venezuelans Are...

Warren Buffet’s Major Railroad Subsidiary BNSF Joins Blockchain Alliance

Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway may think bitcoin is a farce, but that’s not stopping the conglomerate’s major railroad subsidiary BNSF...

PR: Bitcoin Holders, Please Claim Your BCP and BCPC, as They Will Be on...

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How Blockchain can Solve Problems for Online Gambling Sites

What are Blockchain Casinos and How Do They Work? Blockchain casinos are becoming increasingly popular on the internet and, if you’ve just discovered the term,...

Lawmakers Renew Calls for US to Lead on Crypto Innovation

Following a U.S. Congressional hearing on cryptocurrency and blockchain, three lawmakers are renewing calls for the government to embrace innovation. Lawmakers Renew Calls for US...

Bafin Clarifies Stance on ICOs as More Germans Ask About Tokens

Germany’s financial regulator has clarified its position on initial coin offerings. Bafin admitted it was receiving many inquiries about the status of tokens and...

Crypto Market In The Red Despite Bitcoin Transaction Fees Dropping, Dominance Rising

While Bitcoin (BTC) dominance is up and Bitcoin transaction fees are down, the crypto market is seeing an overall downturn by press time, Wednesday,...

Decred’s Politeia Challenge: An Overview of the Winners

Following the second birthday of Decred (DCR) on February 8, 2018, the Politeia challenge took place on February 10 in Austin, Texas, which showcased...

Crypto Nodes Are One Step Closer to Legal Protection in Arizona

The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill protecting blockchain node operators from local restrictions. Crypto Nodes Are One Step Closer to Legal Protection in...

Tokens and the ICO Model: Why Bets on the Velocity of Money Are Bound...

According to available data, over $6 billion USD was invested in initial coin offerings until December 2017. That month alone, projects raised a cumulative...

‘Zen Master’ Steven Seagal Confirms He Is Face Of New ‘Superior’ Coin Bitcoiin2Gen

“Zen Master” and Hollywood actor Steven Seagal has announced that he is the new brand ambassador for Bitcoiin2Gen (B2G), a new cryptocurrency that claims...

Could Blockchain Booking System See Hotel Prices Tumble?

An upcoming Blockchain-based travel bookings platform is hoping to offer a win-win for holidaymakers and hoteliers. Concierge.io claims its NEO-based system would eradicate commission...

South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at His Home

A prominent lawmaker involved in the initial flurry to pass laws to regulate cryptocurrencies has passed away. The 52-year old Jung Ki-Joon was discovered...

Regain Control From Nanny Zuck – How To Make Facebook Show You The News...

The beginning of 2018 saw a dramatic change in how the world’s most popular social media platform, Facebook, presented its content. Curation has always...

Ripple Papers Promise New Start for $40 Billion XRP Cryptocurrency

Ripple, the startup behind the world's third-largest cryptocurrency, has released two white papers that it hopes will move the technology forward. Ripple Papers Promise New...