via bitcoinist02/22/2018

UK Investigating Crypto, Spinning Future Regulation as Positive

The first step of a potential crackdown on cryptocurrencies is underway in the UK. Investigators are said to be taking a good look at Bitcoin and its underlying technology, as a means of measuring cryptocurrency’s overall risk to central banking and traditional financial institutions, while also assessing whether or not regulatory measures are necessary. Is Regulation Impending? The UK appears to be setting the stage for cryptocurrency regulation. According to The Telegraph, The House of Commons

via bitcoinist02/22/2018

Cryptocurrency ATMs: The Key to Widespread Adoption?

More people have access to Internet-connected devices than have access to a bank account. This leaves a massive untapped market of potential cryptocurrency users. Cryptocurrency ATMs What does a cryptocurrency ATM look like to you? It may look like something that is unnecessary and cumbersome to use compared to online exchanges, but for someone who isn’t well versed in technology, it can be an invaluable resource and asset. News about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies have

via cointelegraph02/22/2018

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

Robinhood Crypto’s commission-free trading is live in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire, $100 bln transaction volume reported.

via cointelegraph02/22/2018

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

The platform users will pay content makers for using or renting their 3D models.

via bitcoinist02/22/2018

Venezuela Decides One Coin’s Not Enough, Readies New ‘Petro Gold’ Token

Things are only getting weirder in Venezuela, as President Nicolas Maduro decides that one state-issued cryptocurrency farce isn’t enough. Now, the socialist country with a crumbling economy is ready to launch second Petro token — called Petro Gold. Maduro’s Vision Earlier this week, collapsing socialist country Venezuela purportedly launched Petro — the world’s first state-issued cryptocurrency — purportedly backed by the country’s oil reserves. The problem is, the oil allegedly backing each token has yet to

via bitcoinist02/22/2018

Viberate Partners with Changelly for Mass Token Adoption

Music industry blockchain company Viberate has entered into a partnership with crypto conversion platform Changelly. The move will facilitate the greater adoption of its VIB tokens which are also gaining greater traction on global exchanges. Viberate aims to revolutionize the way musicians are presented and booked by decentralizing the discovery and booking processes with the use of the blockchain technology. Their highly successful token crowdsale raised over $10 million and sold out in less than

via bitcoinist02/22/2018

PayPal CFO: Bitcoin’s Success is Very Likely

There’s a lot of doubt surrounding Bitcoin’s potential as a viable, real-world currency – but PayPal’s chief financial officer sees only positive things in the dominant cryptocurrency’s future. A ‘Very High Likelihood’ of Success According to John Rainey, PayPal’s chief financial officer, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies will one day become a popular method of payment – just not yet. Rainey told The Wall Street Journal: Given the volatility of bitcoin right now, it’s not a reliable

via ccn02/21/2018

Japanese Crypto Exchange Accidentally Gives Bitcoins Away for Free

Bitcoin skeptics such as JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon have often claimed that Bitcoin is “worth nothing.” For approximately 18 minutes at one cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, these skeptics were right.

via ccn02/21/2018

‘Very Hard to Regulate Cryptocurrency,’ Says US Lawmaker

US lawmakers may be eager to regulate cryptocurrency, but they’re quickly finding that it’s easier said than done. In an interview with Fox Business, House Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ) said that regulators must focus their efforts on application-level oversight of the cryptocurrency

via coindesk02/21/2018

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.

via ccn02/21/2018

Bitcoin Gold Sell-Off? Someone Just Split & Moved 664,000 BTG

Bitcoin Gold investors might want to brace for impact because someone just moved approximately 664,000 BTG — coins which had lain untouched since the blockchain forked away from the main Bitcoin network last year. Sell-Off Incoming? Someone Just Split & Moved 664,000

via coindesk02/21/2018

Ripple Adds 5 New Clients Across 4 Countries

Two banks and three money remittance firms across four different countries are turning to Ripple's blockchain networks for cross-border payments.

via ccn02/21/2018

Finland Hamstrings Its Ability to Store Confiscated Bitcoin

Finland authorities have confiscated around 2,000 bitcoin – worth nearly $40 million on Dec. 18, 2017 – and is trying to determine how to safely handle them.

via bitcoinist02/21/2018

Steven Seagal Punches His Way into the Crypto World

Another celebrity has entered the cryptocurrency world. This time, it’s Steven Seagal as the action movie star endorses Bitcoiin2Gen. There are times when you think things couldn’t get more interesting in the crypto world, but then it does. Such a time is now as the up-and-down world of Bitcoin and its cryptocurrency brethren have been graced by the deadly mitts of Steven Seagal. The 1990s action movie star is officially endorsing the Bitcoiin2Gen cryptocurrency. From

via livebitcoinnews02/01/2018

Unocoin Announces Support for Bitcoin Cash, XRP, and Other Currencies

The cryptocurrency ecosystem is constantly evolving. Existing service providers have to introduce a new feature to keep customers engaged. Unocoin ...

via livebitcoinnews01/19/2018

Cakewallet is an IOS Wallet for Monero but the Community is Hesitant to Embrace it

Alternative cryptocurrencies direly need mobile wallet support. It is evident this is an absolute requirement in this day and age. ...

via livebitcoinnews01/09/2018

Kodak Stock Surges Due to “KodakCoin” Announcement

Virtually every company could issue their own native digital currency at some point. Luckily, few of them will actively consider ...

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.

via cointelegraph02/22/2018

Learning Automated Crypto Trading Strategy: 4 Steps to Earning

Blockchain company introduces a new decentralized platform for trading automatically and explains how you can earn with this solution.

via cointelegraph02/22/2018

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

The crypto market is in the red again today, with Bitcoin dipping below $10,000 at one point, and Ethereum moving closer to $800.

via cointelegraph02/22/2018

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

S&P Global Platts has started the deployment of its Fujairah Oil Industry Zone Blockchain network, bringing the ‘first’ DLT implementation to the energy sector.

via cointelegraph02/22/2018

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

French stock market regulator AMF published a release today saying cryptocurrency derivatives should be regulated under EU’s new financial reforms.

via bitcoinist02/22/2018

Iran Changes Mind, Decides it Doesn’t Actually Like Bitcoin After All

In October 2017, the Iranian government all but decided to implement Bitcoin as a means to completely bypass sanctions, while also allowing citizens to conduct international trades otherwise not possible. Now, however, the Islamic Republic on the Persian coast has changed its mind. A Foolish Inconsistency According to the independent Iranian news site Iran Front Page (via Fortune), the Republic’s central bank claims it never recognized, nor planned on recognizing, Bitcoin as an official currency.

via coindesk02/22/2018

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.

via bitcoinist02/21/2018

Ripple Keeps Making Friends – RippleNet Provides a Gateway to Emerging Markets

There is an ever-growing international need for effective, transparent, and low-cost payments which engage with emerging markets. Ripple appears to be the frontrunner when it comes to providing said service, thanks to a whole slew of new partnerships. Making Waves RippleNet, Ripple’s decentralized global network of banks and payment providers utilizing Ripple’s distributed financial technology, has been garnering all sorts of attention from established financial institutions lately. RippleNet is powered by xCurrent, and provides real-time

via bitcoinist02/21/2018

5 Interesting Token Sale Projects to Look at in February and March

With so many ICOs launching all the time, how do you know which ones will bear fruit? Here are five interesting token sale projects to watch in February and March. Hicky – Blockchain Based Dating App to Verify Super Secure Connection Experience Hicky is a decentralized dating app (DApp) and can be thought of as Tinder on the Blockchain. Token economy, as well as the power of the blockchain, is used by Hicky to ensure

via coindesk02/21/2018

What Venezuelans Are Saying About the Petro

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

via ccn02/21/2018

Hackers Cryptojack Tesla’s Cloud to Mine Monero

Tesla, a RedLock client, was reportedly a victim of a serious crypto-jacking incident when poor access hygiene resulted in system access credentials becoming vulnerable to external access.

via coindesk02/21/2018

Ripple Paper Pledges New Support for $40 Billion XRP

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

via ccn02/21/2018

Cryptocurrency Market Cap Dips Below $500 Billion, But Bitcoin Dominance Ascends

The cryptocurrency market cap dipped below $500 billion on Wednesday, marking the recovery's second hiccup in the past week. But although total valuations are in decline, Bitcoin's market share continues to climb.

via ccn02/21/2018

Australian Watchdog Sees 1,289 Cryptocurrency Scam Complaints in 2017

Australia’s national consumer watchdog has reportedly received over 1,200 complaints related to cryptocurrency scams last year leading to estimated losses of AUD $1.2 million.

via livebitcoinnews02/01/2018

BitCoen Is Setting a Course for Israel

With Israel’s Finance Ministry and the Bank of Israel considering issuing a state-sponsored digital currency, the focus of the BitCoen ...

via livebitcoinnews01/29/2018

New Zealand’s Bitprime Exchange Enables Bitcoin Cash Support

Bitcoin Cash continues to gain traction all over the world. This different version of Bitcoin has been well-received by cryptocurrency ...

via livebitcoinnews01/17/2018

AML Bitcoin Marks Launch of Third and Final Phase of ICO with New Symbol

It has been a busy start to the year at NAC Foundation LLC, the company that created the AML BitCoin, ...

via livebitcoinnews01/08/2018

There’s no Evidence of Seagate’s or Western Union’s Stake in Ripple

It is evident Ripple is of great interest to many companies right now. Surprisingly, there are some potential partnerships no ...

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 cointelegraph02/22/2018

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

And the possible explanation of mixed signals by polish CB.

via cointelegraph02/22/2018

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

Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song is opening an education hub called “Platypus Labs,” aimed at teaching developers to work with Bitcoin, and compensating them for their work.

via cointelegraph02/22/2018

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

Venezuela launched Petro pre-sale. What is the economic nature and implications of the world’s first government-issued cryptocurrency?

via cointelegraph02/22/2018

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

Indian software company NASSCOM and the Canadian Blockchain Research Institute have partnered to promote Blockchain research and application across India.

via coindesk02/22/2018

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.

via coindesk02/22/2018

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 sale.

via coindesk02/21/2018

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.

via coindesk02/21/2018

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.

via bitcoinist02/21/2018

Bitcoin for Boobs – Who’s Currency Is Failing Now, Carney?

Bitcoin can be a virtual minefield of information for a newbie, but ‘Bitcoin for Boobs’ aims to… No, wait a minute. You can now buy body modification for bitcoin and ethereum at a plastic surgery clinic in Houston, Texas. Seriously, What Can’t You Buy with Bitcoin? The list is becoming shorter and shorter, and thanks to Memorial Plastic Surgery in the good ole US of A, we can now cross boobs off that list. And

via coindesk02/21/2018

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.

via ccn02/21/2018

Venezuelan President Claims ‘Petro’ Pre-Sale Netted $735 Million in Its First Day

According to Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, the country raked in $735 million in the first sale of its Petro cryptocurrency

via ccn02/21/2018

Brazil and Latin America’s Largest Bank Will Use Ripple to Process Payments

On February 21, the Ripple team revealed that Itaú Unibanco, Brazil and Latin America’s biggest bank by market cap, will use the Ripple blockchain network’s xCurrent to process cross-border payments and remittances.

via ccn02/21/2018

Bitcoin Continues to Outperform Tokens and Cryptocurrencies Amid Recovery

While the vast majority of tokens and cryptocurrencies in the global market fell by around 10 percent overnight, bitcoin has sustained its momentum in the $11,000 region, with strong volumes.

via livebitcoinnews02/01/2018

The Future of Venezuela’s Petro Currency Remains Unclear

Venezuela has big plans for the Petro cryptocurrency. Backed by natural oil reserves, this new form of money can solve ...

via livebitcoinnews01/26/2018

Bitconnect and its YouTube Shills Face a Class-action Lawsuit

A lot of people are glad to see BitConnect die a slow and painful death. The notorious Ponzi Scheme has ...

via livebitcoinnews01/10/2018

Monero Support for the Ledger Hardware Wallet Inches Closer to Completion

The Monero community has been looking forward to hardware wallet integration for some time now. A community member is currently ...

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?