via ccn04/22/2018

Coinsecure Prepares Customers’ Claims Process For Stolen Bitcoin

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has advised users on its website that it has been working with authorities since last week’s theft of 438 bitcoins and has asked for patience as it prepares the claims process.

via ccn04/22/2018

South Korea’s Bitcoin Price Premium Returns as Crypto Market Climbs to $385 Billion

Over the past seven days, the cryptocurrency market has increased in value from $324 billion to $385 billion, as the bitcoin price increased from $8,000 to $8,800 and other major cryptocurrencies also recorded gains in the 10 to 20 percent range.

via bitcoinist04/22/2018

Japan Needs to Have Stricter Exchange Regulations According to Monex

Hot on the heels of their Coincheck acquisition, Monex has stated that Japanese exchanges need to have tougher regulations in place. Japan has long been known for being a crypto-friendly country. In fact, they saw phenomenal numbers last year when $97 billion was traded in just one month. In addition, reports for the 20th of April show that Yen-based Bitcoin trades made up more than 50% of global trades over a 24-hour period. As regulation

via bitcoinist04/21/2018

Surf Smart Contracts on the Waves Blockchain

You probably already know that the Waves blockchain is the fastest and arguably the most user-friendly currently in existence, but did you know that the platform’s next wave of technology — powerful, feature-rich smart contracts — is already on the horizon? What are Smart Contracts? A smart contract is a computer protocol intended to digitally facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract while allowing for the completion of credible, trackable and

via cointelegraph04/21/2018

Belarus-style Silicon Valley: Why Nobody Rushes Up Into Tax-Free ICOs?

Crypto business is now officially legalized and tax-free in Belarus: analysis, opinions, traps

via ccn04/21/2018

South Korea’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange to Conduct ICO in Switzerland

Earlier this week, mainstream media outlet News1 reported that Bithumb, South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, is conducting an initial coin offering (ICO) later this year to launch its own cryptocurrency Bithumb Coin.

via cointelegraph04/21/2018

WikiLeaks Shop Reports Suspension Of Coinbase Account Due To Terms Of Service Violation

The WikiLeaks Shop has reported that their Coinbase account has been blocked due to an unnamed violation of the Terms of Service.

via cointelegraph04/21/2018

Crypto Payment Start-Up Set To Offer ‘Lightning Fast’ Transactions

A company believes its ecosystem can lead to a “second cryptoeconomic boom” by forging a “necessary link” between crypto payments and eCommerce sites.

via ccn04/21/2018

Bitcoin Price Moves Towards $9,000 With Strong Momentum, Bull Market

The bitcoin price has surpassed $8,800 after rising more than 6 percent over the past 24 hours. Volumes across major cryptocurrency exchanges remain strong and the daily trading volume of the market has increased past $26 billion for the first time over the past month.

via bitcoinist04/21/2018

How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech are Changing the Art World

Crypto “revolution” has been most evident in the fintech sector but it slowly making inroads in other areas and even artists are beginning to appreciate the benefits that cryptocurrency can bring. A series of articles by Tim Schneider from ArtnetNews pretty much sums up the current state of play in the art world and the digital economy, and I urge anyone who is interested in the topic to review those in greater detail. The author

via ccn04/21/2018

JPMorgan Tests the Waters for Debt Issuance on a Blockchain

For a bank that has distanced itself from cryptocurrencies, JPMorgan is sure fond of the blockchain.

via ccn04/20/2018

Dilbert Lampoons Corporate Blockchain Ignorance in Comic Strip

Dilbert creator Scott Adams is at it again. The comic strip, known for its satirical portrayals of corporate office life, on Friday parodied ignorance about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In this latest strip, Adams jabs at corporate executives who love to

via coindesk04/20/2018

DOJ Charges ICO Co-Founder With Securities Fraud

The Department of Justice has unveiled fraud charges against a co-founder of cryptocurrency startup Centra.

via coindesk04/20/2018

Stellar Run: XLM, IOTA, ADA Spike in Good Week for Altcoins

Bitcoin may be inching up of late but the market for alternative cryptocurrencies remains a choppy sea of big winners and losers.

via livebitcoinnews04/16/2018

Al Kasir Group Plans to Introduce Diamond-backed Crypto Assets

Most cryptocurrencies do not have their value pegged to anything. In the case of Bitcoin and Ethereum, that is not necessarily a big problem. Over in the UAE, however, the goal is to remove as much speculation from the cryptocurrency industry as possible. As such, Al Kasir Group has announced a new diamond-backed crypto asset,...

via livebitcoinnews04/12/2018

DigitalX Launches a Cryptocurrency Fund Which Will Include ICO Tokens

Blockchain technology continues to attract a lot of attention. Various firms are looking to get in on the action. In Perth, DigitalX Ltd is setting up a cryptocurrency fund. That is an interesting decision considering how this group mainly focuses on blockchain technology. Even so, this only further confirms people need to pay more attention...

via livebitcoinnews04/09/2018

Monero Hard Fork Causes Brief 75% Drop in Hashpower

It seems some interesting things are happening in the world of Monero. This altcoin recently hard forked to combat the launch of ASIC miners. It seems this fork has been successful in this regard, even though it triggered a near collapse of the Monero hashrate. How all of this will play out in the long...

via altcointoday12/29/2017

Seven Deadly Trading Mistakes Every Rookie Makes

So you’ve created a Coinbase account, bought your first fraction of a bitcoin and followed up with half a litecoin. You’re now ready to become a cryptocurrency trader. You fire the lot over to an exchange where the first coin you purchase shoots up by 10% before you sell, smug in the knowledge that you’ve made it. Thanks to an inspired strategy of “Buy low, sell high”, you’re going all the way: the blue tick Twitter account, the audience of newbs hanging on your every call and the obligatory meme car in the driveway. It was all shaping up so well, until you went and committed one of the following rookie mistakes…

via coindesk04/22/2018

'WordPress of Blockchain' Startup Seeks to Solve Enterprise Pain Points

Elemential, which is based in Mumbai, India, seeks to remove the pain of “blockchain administration."

via bitcoinist04/22/2018

Crypto Casinos: How Blockchain is Taming the Wild West of Online Gambling

Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize an almost uncountable number of spaces, but nowhere is the technology’s future brightest than in the sphere of online gambling. How Blockchain Technology Revolutionizes Online Gambling A blockchain, simply put, is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography — and the benefits of such technology to the online gambling arena are numerous. Blockchain technology enables vastly improved transaction speeds over

via ccn04/21/2018

Coinbase Suspends WikiLeaks Shop for Terms of Service Violation

In one fell swoop, US-based cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has blocked WikiLeaks Shop from transacting on the exchange.

via bitcoinist04/21/2018

Owning Your Own 0% House Edge Casino Is as Easy as 1-2-3

Whoever said that it’s hard to own and run an online casino has never heard of ZeroEdge before, the all-new way to gamble online. ZeroEdge is taking everything that you know about online gambling and turning it on its head and the best part is that you can be part of the online gambling revolution, right now! However, before we get into how easy it really is to own your own online casino through ZeroEdge,

via coindesk04/21/2018

$10K Test? Bitcoin Price Hits 4-Week High As Altcoins Shine

Despite the pullback from $9,060, the outlook for bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, remains bullish.

via cointelegraph04/21/2018

Crypto Markets Experience Slight Price Fluctuations After Recent Gains

After breaking $9,000 earlier today, Bitcoin is back around $8,700 as the market sees some small price fluctuations.

via cointelegraph04/21/2018

Third Co-Founder Of Centra Tech Charged With $25 Mln Securities Fraud

The US Department of Justice has reported the arrest of the third co-founder of the allegedly fraudulent Centra Tech.

via bitcoinist04/21/2018

The Easy Guide to Building Your Own Online Casino in Just 5 Minutes

Online casino gambling is the biggest industry on the web right now and if you’ve ever wanted to build your very own online casino, now is the best time to do so! 2018 is the year for the entrepreneur and the internet adventurer, with all sorts of possibilities now available. This includes online casinos which, up until now, have always been the domain of big business. Almost everyone knows that getting into the online casino

via cointelegraph04/21/2018

Belgium Contributes To World Food Programme Blockchain Project

The government of Belgium has made a financial contribution to a project which uses Blockchain technology to distribute funds to refugees in Jordan.

via ccn04/20/2018

Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Launches in Colorado with Bitcoin, Ethereum

The competitive landscape for cryptocurrencies is heating up in the United States. Zero-commission startup exchange Robinhood just announced on Twitter its expansion into Colorado.

via coindesk04/20/2018

Russia's Supreme Court Orders Review of Crypto Website Ban

Russia's supreme court has ordered a municipal court in St. Petersburg to consider an appeal from a blocked cryptocurrency information site.

via coindesk04/20/2018

LedgerX's Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Is Up 7X Since Launch

Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX now sees $7.5 million traded weekly in options products, up from $1 million during its first week.

via coindesk04/20/2018

AWS Is Making Hyperledger and Ethereum Easier to Use

The cloud computing giant's offering comes just as Digital Asset, another enterprise blockchain firm, announces a developer kit for smart contracts.

via livebitcoinnews04/13/2018

Brave Announces More BAT Grants for Users and Content Creators

Brave is quickly becoming a popular project among internet users. The new browser experience has seen a growing interest over the past few months. It now seems the parent company will distribute a million dollar referral program to content creators. With up to $3m in BAT tokens allocated, the future certainly quite interesting. The Brave...

via livebitcoinnews04/10/2018

Nanex Will Contribute to the BitGrail Exchange Victims’ Legal Fund

It seems the BitGrail-Nano story is far from over at this point. The Nano Foundation has made it clear they will match donations to the Bitgrail legal fund. It now seems Nanex is planning to do the same, albeit in a slightly different fashion. All of these developments are quite positive for victims of the...

via altcointoday12/29/2017

Cryptocurrency Influencers Accused of Aiding Pump and Dumps

Social media influencers are marketing manna, coveted for their highly engaged audience who hang on their every word. Sites such as Tomoson and Meltwater link brands with influencers who are eager to spread the word – for a fee. In the cryptocurrency space, however, where influential figures can send coins soaring via a single tweet, the practice is controversial. A number of prominent individuals now stand accused of promoting pump and dumps.

via altcointoday12/28/2017

Scalability, Privacy And Governance – Main Problems For DApps, Says Qtum Co-Founder

Cointelegraph: Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us. So help our readers understand how Qtum is unique from the Ethereum Blockchain for DApps?

via cointelegraph04/22/2018

Biggest Crypto Tax Debate Is Not What You Think: Expert Take

In fact, the biggest crypto tax debate still seems to be about 1031.

via bitcoinist04/22/2018

Coinbase Leaves CheapAir Hanging

Coinbase is about to cease delivering services that are essential for CheapAir to continue accepting payments in Bitcoin. As a result, the company is asking its Bitcoin customers help to find an alternative. Moreover, once CheapAir finds a replacement for Coinbase, it intends to also accept other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin Cash, Dash, and Litecoin. CheapAir Customers to Help Improve Digital Currencies Processing Today, CheapAir is facing a significant challenge to its ability to continue

via bitcoinist04/21/2018

3 Cryptocurrencies Likely to Beat Bitcoin for the Week of April 23

The market has finally turned bullish and there seem to be many diamonds in the rough left for finding. There are many major conferences coming up which is a very positive sign heading into summer. This week has a few specific cryptocurrencies which can yield significant returns in the near future. These cryptocurrencies include ZCL, ARY, and HIRE. State of the Market  The price of BTC is still down over 50 percent since the highs

via ccn04/21/2018

Op-Ed: Savedroid’s ‘Exit Scam’ Stunt Was Irresponsible

Exit scam or not, the stunt that Savedroid pulled this week was irresponsible.

via cointelegraph04/21/2018

Blockchain Start-Up To Help Public Own And Monetize Their Data

A company plans to help the public get paid for their personal information, all the while stopping businesses wasting billions a year on “bad data.”

via coindesk04/21/2018

Why ICOs Could Eat Delaware's Lunch

Delaware's status as a go-to jurisdiction for business can't be taken for granted as tokens take off and issuers flock to blockchain-friendly states.

via coindesk04/21/2018

Rappers, Ravens and Lord of the Rings: In Crypto Coin Game, 'Dope' Names Pay

A 'Lord of the Rings' reference in several crypto projects illustrates a coming land grab on the finite amount of "cool" names.

via bitcoinist04/21/2018

When Two Worlds Collide – CoinDaddy and the Rise of Bit-Hop

28-year-old ex-realtor, bitcoin millionaire, and rapper, CoinDaddy, was recently interviewed by Business Insider. That’s some serious shizzle for a man who claims his songs deliberately “aren’t that good.” Let’s explore those murky waters where crypto and music meet. Bitcoin… blah blah blah… Rapper So I bet you’re just dying to hear the CoinDaddy story. It’s actually pretty short and sweet… In 2013 he met a guy in a bar who told him to put everything into bitcoin,

via cointelegraph04/21/2018

Macau Monetary Authority Issues Warning On Crypto Following Criminal Ties To ICO

The Macau Monetary Authority has issued a warning to public on crypto after was revealed that a Macau casino ICO had ties to Cambridge Analytica and a triad group.

via bitcoinist04/21/2018

Coal-Powered Computers: Australia to Reopen Coal Power Plant to Mine Bitcoin

Australia’s Hunter Energy has signed a contract with the IOT Group, a cryptocurrency mining firm, in an effort to reopen a coal power plant in the Hunter Valley Region of Australia. The move would sell electricity at wholesale costs to blockchain companies in an effort to encourage blockchain innovation in the country. An Unlikely Location It seems that despite a plethora of new and advancing technologies entering the market, the methods to power these technologies have

via coindesk04/20/2018

Quebec's Chief Scientist Denies Dismissing Crypto Concerns

Reports this week erroneously suggested that Quebec's Chief Scientist dismissed concerns about the illicit usage of bitcoin, his office said.

via ccn04/20/2018

European Union Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

With a majority vote, the European Parliament has reached an agreement to enforce closer regulation of cryptocurrencies.

via livebitcoinnews04/20/2018

Bitcoin Cash Network Nodes Prepare for Upcoming Network Hard Fork

An interesting development is on the horizon for the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. The upcoming hard fork is just over three weeks away. Unfortunately, it seems most of the network nodes have yet to upgrade their client. As of right now, just 8% of the nodes are compatible with the hard fork code, which is somewhat...

via livebitcoinnews04/19/2018

Bithumb Wants to Create a Native Token Traded Across Different Exchanges

Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts are well aware of how South Korea plays a big role in the industry. Local exchanges generate a lot of trading volume every single day. Additionally, it is evident such companies are also looking to expand their presence. Bithumb aims to do exactly that by issuing its own native token. For now,...

via livebitcoinnews04/12/2018

First Ledger-to-Ledger Monero Mainnet Transaction is Complete

Monero support is finally coming to ledger hardware wallets. Although this feature has been in development for some time now, it seems the release is imminent. In fact, a first XMR transaction between different users has been completed successfully. It is a positive development, albeit there’s still some work to be done. Monero users will...

via livebitcoinnews04/10/2018

First Mobile App Using Ripple Technology has Come to Market

Some people may recall how Santander UK and Ripple are working together. Both firms want to improve International remittance flows through blockchain and digital assets. The first mobile application benefiting from this new technology is now live on the Apple App Store. OnePay FX lets users send Euro and Dollar transactions in mere minutes, rather...

via altcointoday12/29/2017

Here Are Three Ways to Get Involved With Cryptocurrency Without Investing Money

As more and more money flows into the cryptocurrency markets, a belief has emerged that to have a worthwhile and profitable interaction with cryptocurrency, a sizable initial investment must be made. For potential supporters without the financial means to do so, it may appear as if their window of opportunity has already passed.