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Bitcoin and Blockchain Roundup for January 2, 2018


Bitcoin and Blockchain News Roundup For The Day

News on Bitcoin and Blockchain found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


Bitcoin & Blockchain News

  • UBS Chairman Says a ‘Massive’ Bitcoin Correction Is Possible

    on 2018-01-24 at 08:11Bitcoin is a “fake” currency and governments can’t accept a growing market of money not printed by a country, Russia’s VTB Bank PJSC management board Chairman Andrey Kostin also said in a Bloomberg Television Wednesday in Davos, adding that there’s “no big future” for Bitcoin. Credit Suisse … […]

  • Stripe to ditch Bitcoin payment support

    on 2018-01-24 at 05:49Stripe, the firm which helps more than 100,000 businesses do financial transactions online, is to scrap support for Bitcoin payments. It said Bitcoin was now seen more as an “asset” to be traded, rather than something to make payments with, as was originally intended. Fewer online merchants wanted to … […]

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  • Payment Processor Stripe Ends Support for Bitcoin, Hypes Altcoins

    on 2018-01-24 at 01:30Stripe made waves in 2015 when it fully integrated Bitcoin, allowing all vendors who use the platform to accept Bitcoin payments. Many saw this as a sign of impending mainstream acceptance of Bitcoin as a payment method, but high fees and slow transaction confirmations have hobbled the network. […]

  • Now is the best time to invest in bitcoin, says digital currency hedge-fund manager

    on 2018-01-24 at 01:16Market watchers should invest in bitcoin now that prices are down, says BK Capital Management founder Brian Kelly. “Now, when everyone is saying … it’s over, that’s it, bitcoin is dead, for the 175th time. Now’s the time you start looking at it, on the buy side,” Kelly, portfolio manager of the BKCM Digital … […]

Coin Journal

  • New Blockchain Game Lets You Buy And Sell “Celebs Smart Contracts”

    by Diana Ngo on 2018-01-24 at 10:39CryptoCelebrities is the latest blockchain-based virtual game surfing on the “cryptocollectible” craze. The new game saw nearly one million dollars worth of ether transacted in the first 24 hours since its launch, according to an email written by one of the game’s developers. Built on Ethereum, CryptoCelebrities lets users buy, sell and trade celebrity smart […] This post […]

  • Nasdaq CEO: ‘We Are Investigating the Idea of Bitcoin Futures

    by Rebecca Campbell on 2018-01-23 at 20:35The CEO of Nasdaq has revealed that it is looking into how it can offer digital currency futures that are different to Cboe and CME offerings. Speaking to CNBC, Adena Friedman, the chief of the stock exchange, said that Nasdaq was ‘investigating the idea of a cryptocurrency futures.’ “We continue to look at the risk […] This post Nasdaq CEO: ‘We Are Investigating […]

  • Japanese Bitcoin Exchange BitFlyer Wins EU License

    by Diana Ngo on 2018-01-23 at 10:33Japanese bitcoin exchange BitFlyer has announced its launch into Europe after being granted a payment institution license to operate in the European Union (EU). BitFlyer has become the first bitcoin exchange in the world to be regulated in Japan, the US and Europe. The license was granted by the Luxembourg regulator, Commission de Surveillance du […] This post Japanese Bitcoin Exchange […]

  • South Korea’s Government is Reportedly Planning to Hit Cryptocurrency Exchanges with Tax Bills

    by Rebecca Campbell on 2018-01-22 at 14:54South Korea’s government is reportedly hitting the country’s digital currency exchanges with tax demands in a bid to control the market. According to the Yonhap News Agency, South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges will be required to pay 22 percent of corporate and 2.2 percent of local income taxes if they had an annual income of over […] This post South Korea’s Government […]

  • South Korea Cryptocurrency Ban FUD Has Shown Importance of Decentralized Exchanges

    by Joseph Young on 2018-01-22 at 14:30Recently, the news of a South Korea cryptocurrency trading ban, which was ultimately refuted by the country’s government and the Blue House, the executive office of President Moon Jae-in, caused markets to rapidly decline.  Cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts were outraged to discover that government officials within the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) initiated insider […]

Coin Desk

Bitcoin Warrior

  • U.S. and Russia Near ‘New Arms Race,’ Says Putin Ally

    by Mark Norton on 2018-01-24 at 11:01There is a “growing threat of military conflict” in Europe because of Russia’s damaged relations with the West, the chief executive of one of Russia’s biggest banks has said. “We are at the beginning of a new arms race,” Andrei Kostin, head of VTB, told the Financial Times. “NATO is asking for more weapons and [… […]

  • Editorial: Payday lenders find friends at the Consumer Financial Destruction Bureau

    by Mark Norton on 2018-01-24 at 10:01Last fall, after five years of study and a review of more than a million comments from interested parties, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized a rule requiring payday lenders to make sure borrowers can afford to repay loans within 30 days before lenders can hand over the money. Now, after less than two months [… […]

  • Strict regulations force blockchain firms to leave Korea

    by Mark Norton on 2018-01-24 at 09:59Companies based on cryptocurrency and blockchain are considering leaving Korea as the nation prepares to introduce strict regulations, including banning all transactions through digital token exchanges. A source familiar with the issue said Friday that many players had already halted new activities, such as sales promotion. “Many of my clients are not comfortable with Korea, [… […]

  • Nvidia Calls for Limits as Crypto Hysteria Pushes GPU Prices Sky High

    by Mark Norton on 2018-01-24 at 08:59TEHRAN (FNA)- One of the most important choices every PC builder makes is which graphics card to buy. That choice has been getting much more stressful lately as the price of GPUs skyrockets. You can thank the surge of interest in cryptocurrency for the increase in graphics card prices, but Nvidia is trying to do [… […]

  • Gary Shilling, Famed Bubble Detector, Urges Caution on Stocks

    by Mark Norton on 2018-01-24 at 07:08Investors buying stocks merely because the market keeps going up clearly calls for a big “Caution” sign. So caution is exactly what famed economist Gary Shilling urges, as he tells ThinkAdvisor in an interview. The former physicist, who has built a career largely on vigilantly looking for crash-triggering market bubbles, and forecasting and predicting their [… […]

NEWS BTC

  • Interview: Wikibits, the Blockchain Based Solutions Driven Wiki

    by Guest Author on 2018-01-24 at 10:25Cryptocurrencies are mostly community-driven, and there is one platform which is taking a step further in the same direction by creating a blockchain solution. The NewsBTC team caught up with the founders of Wikibits to know more about what they do. We asked few questions to the founder of Wikibits, Warren Wang and this is … Continue reading Interview: Wikibits, the Blockchain Based […]

  • Price Analysis: Sentiment Remains Bearish

    by jerrychueng on 2018-01-24 at 09:13Highlights: Technical analysis of BTC, BCH, ETH and ETC for January 24. It’s not regrettable if you miss next round of uptrend as the sentiment remains bearish. BTC/USD Resistance: $11,280 & $11,430, support: $10,000 & $9,200. Data feed from AICoin. Comments: Limited by the descending trendline and MA 7, price failed again to earn more … Continue reading Price Analysis: […]

  • Crypto Betting Platform On Ethereum Blockchain Increases Player Winning Chances

    by Guest Author on 2018-01-24 at 08:00There’s no secret that betting of sports is stimulating, exciting, and ultimately, fun. It redefines gambling because people who become players participate in a contest with realistic winning chances. However, the risks associated with sports betting are often not worth the investment. With Blockchain technology transactions are immutable, meaning lower risks and improved contractual […]

  • Forking Great, up to 50 Bitcoin Forks in 2018

    by Martin J. Young on 2018-01-24 at 08:00For those not in the know blockchain forks are something of an enigma. Last year saw 19 Bitcoin forks but as many as 50 could occur this year. The most successful one at the moment is Bitcoin Cash which has caused a rift in the Bitcoin core community. Forks happen when developers clone Bitcoin’s software … Continue reading Forking Great, up to 50 Bitcoin Forks in 2018 The post […]

  • Cardano Price Technical Analysis – ADA/USD Bullish above $0.60

    by Aayush Jindal on 2018-01-24 at 08:00Key Highlights ADA price declined recently but it managed to stay above the $0.50 support against the US Dollar (tethered). There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $0.5600 on the hourly chart of ADA/USD (data feed via Bittrex). The pair needs to overcome selling pressure near the $0.58 and $0.60 resistance … Continue reading Cardano Price Technical Analysis – […]

Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network

  • The Third Web #4 – DFINITY Consensus

    on 2018-01-24 at 02:00“The DFINITY project was formed to research ways of enabling public decentralized networks to host a virtual computer of unlimited capacity. This rests upon a new blockchain computer that is similar in concept to Ethereum but has vastly improved performance and, ultimately, unlimited capacity. The starting requirement was that the systems developed should be useful in joining 1 million or more […]

  • Technology & Choice #26, Reconnection – Ken Schwenker and the One Love Festival

    on 2018-01-23 at 16:36Modern technology has enabled us to do so many things that were never possible in history. People move more, farther and faster than ever in history. The internet has allowed us to communicate and form relationships with others from almost anywhere. But the impulse for in-person connection with others, the forming of personal bonds, is strong and too often unfulfilled. Festivals of all sorts […]

  • Third Web #3 – SingularityNet

    on 2018-01-23 at 16:09Artificial Intelligence Researcher Ben Goertzal and Blockchain Solution Architect, Simone Vulpem discuss the SingularityNet artificial intelligence marketplace. Currently, the market for artificial intelligence is dominated by industry giants with huge monolithic offerings with features far beyond the often niche applications may businesses have a need for.Smaller organisations provide bespoke […]

  • Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #352 – Lightning in Real Life

    on 2018-01-21 at 16:59On Today’s Episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin…Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Andreas Antonopoulous and Adam B. Levine kick off 2018 with a wide ranging conversation about…1 – Lightning Network in Real Life, Today; and what we might see at mainnet launch2 – BitConnect Failure. Lessons, Fallout, Rules of Thumb to avoid.3 – Ethereum and Bitcoin Decentralization Report. Neither one is very […]

  • #218 Chris Burniske & Jack Tatar: Cryptoassets – The Rise of a New Asset Class

    on 2018-01-17 at 21:38Over the past year, cryptoassets have exploded in popularity. From a mere $18bn at the start of 2017, the aggregate market cap of all cryptoassets recently reached $820bn as interest in Bitcoin and its cousins went mainstream. Jack Tatar and Chris Burniske joined us to discuss their new book ‘Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond’. It is one of the first systematic […]

Bitcoin Magazine

  • South Korea Allows Cryptocurrency Trading for Real-Name Registered Accounts

    by Shawn Gordon on 2018-01-23 at 23:00Six Korean banks will begin allowing the simultaneous opening of accounts, deposits and withdrawals, as well as transfers of funds between these accounts and exchanges, beginning on January 30, 2018, but with some new restrictions.South Korea’s government continues its efforts to rein in the trading of virtual currencies such as ether and bitcoin with a new announcement from South […]

  • Edge’s Paul Puey: “Digital Security Will Take Place on the Edges”

    by Michael Scott on 2018-01-23 at 20:11Security is one of the hottest topics in today’s ever-evolving digital world. A steady flow of debate continues to take place at tech forums worldwide on topics like encryption, passwords, two-factor authentication, hardware wallets and the like.As cryptocurrencies and the tools being used to manage them take shape, questions loom about the most efficacious ways to protect both user assets […]

  • Physical Bitcoins: Our Hands-On, End-to-End Review of Opendime

    by Giulio Prisco on 2018-01-23 at 18:16Opendime is a tiny USB flash drive that can be loaded with bitcoin by the first user and given to another user, who is, in turn, able to pass it along to a third user and so forth.The private key attached to each Opendime is generated by the device at the time of setup by the user: It is not known by anyone, not even by the first owner or by the Opendime company itself. Opendimes can be passed […]

  • Study Suggests 25 Percent of Bitcoin Users Are Associated With Illegal Activity

    by Kyle Torpey on 2018-01-22 at 22:36In a newly published paper on the use of bitcoin for illegal activity, researchers from the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga indicate that a quarter of all bitcoin users are associated with illegal activity.The use of bitcoin for illicit purposes has long been the most controversial aspect of the cryptoasset, although it […]

  • Op Ed: Here’s What Paul Krugman Got Wrong in His Bitcoin Tweetstorm

    by Kyle Torpey on 2018-01-22 at 17:32Like many other mainstream economists, Paul Krugman has long-shown a complete disdain for Bitcoin. In late 2013, he went as far as to write a piece titled “Bitcoin Is Evil” for his column in The New York Times.Moral objections to bitcoin are one thing, but Krugman also does not see much utility in the cryptoasset at all. While he has been able to express his hatred for Bitcoin quite […]

CoinTelegraph

The Merkle

  • Anyone Can Join or Create Games on Ethereum Blockchain

    by Guest on 2018-01-23 at 19:30What draws our attention in the crypto world is the diversity of Blockchain technological capabilities. One of them is online betting. If you are an eSport enthusiast and active appreciator of Blockchain technology, this article is putting the two together in the most contemporary way of eSport gambling.  According to Entrepreneur (2017), eSports betting is a form of online gambling […]

  • Evrial Malware Steals Bitcoins by Changing Clipboard-Copied Addresses

    by JP Buntinx on 2018-01-23 at 19:00Cryptocurrency users have learned firsthand how destructive Trojans can be these days. It seems a new threat has emerged which goes by the name of Evrial. What makes this particular Trojan so annoying to deal with is that it can change a Bitcoin address copied to one’s clipboard. As a result, a lot of money will eventually be sent to the wrong Bitcoin address, which is a very worrisome […]

  • New Ethereum-Based Platform Disrupts Sports Betting Industry

    by Guest on 2018-01-23 at 17:30Gambling gives a sense of anticipation and excitement when people are in dire need of some entertainment. That’s why betting on sports is an activity that will always have traction. The industry is skyrocketing both in the online environment and offline. However, it poses challenges that Blockchain technology may be able to solve. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article A new […]

  • Bitcoin.com Reports Impressive Growth in Its Bitcoin Wallet As It Surpasses 1 Million Downloads in Just 5 Months

    by Guest on 2018-01-23 at 16:30Possibly one of the most well-known organizations in the Bitcoin sphere, Bitcoin.com, has recently began providing its own wallets for users to store their Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash in. So far, this venture seems to have worked out spectacularly for them as they have reportedly surpassed a million downloads in just a few months. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Bitcoin.com Wallet Expands […]

  • $10 million ICO Success Karma Announces P2P Lending Access and Exchange Listing of its’ KRM Token

    by Guest on 2018-01-23 at 15:30Fresh from the success of a well-received ICO that raised $10 million, blockchain start up Karma has now announced open access to its peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform via the use of its native KRM token, which also began trading on CoinLink exchange on January 11th, 2018. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The official listing on the Korean-based exchange now means that KRM tokens are […]

Bitcoinist

  • Move Over, CryptoKitties! CryptoCelebrities Has Arrived

    by Jeff Francis on 2018-01-24 at 09:00It may be that CryptoKitties has some competition. CryptoCelebrities allows players to buy contracts of celebrities on the Ethereum blockchain. CryptoKitties may have taken the crypto world by storm, enough so that the game was slowing down the Ethereum blockchain. However, the virtual kitties are facing a potent new rival – celebrities. The new CryptoCelebrities game allows people to buy […]

  • Coinbase Creams It with over a Billion Dollars in Revenue

    by James Levenson on 2018-01-24 at 06:30The markets are currently falling, and those recently into crypto could be concerned. Crypto exchange Coinbase certainly isn’t worried. In fact, the company is laughing all the way to the bank. The US-based Bitcoin broker cleared over a billion dollars in revenue last year, smashing predictions. The six year old firm was only expected to make $600 million as of September last year, […]

  • BitPado: Dubai’s Latest Crypto Exchange

    by Nikita Blows on 2018-01-24 at 03:30Dubai continues to embrace blockchain technology through the latest addition to its available exchanges, BitPado. We recently reported on how Dubai was well on its way to becoming the smartest city in the world by planning to launch 20 blockchain-based services in this year alone. Now, according to Arabian Business, the city will also unveil their latest development: BitPado. The Dubai-based […]

  • Blockchain Technology Could Help The London Bullion Market Association Stop Fraud In The Markets

    by Samuel Rae on 2018-01-24 at 01:00The London Bullion Market Association is looking into whether blockchain can reduce money laundering in the spot markets. One of the most interesting potential use cases for Bitcoin (and increasingly other cryptocurrencies) is that of a safe haven asset. When people think that the economy is going to take a turn for the worse, they’ve got a handful of options as far as what to do with their […]

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CoinPedia

  • Nasdaq to bitcoin futures that are different from rivals, CEO says

    by Franklin Odoemenam on 2018-01-24 at 10:47NASDAQ, an American stock exchange market and the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization, is planning to offer bitcoin futures using a different approach from what its competitors have followed. This was confirmed by the President and CEO NASDAQ, Adena Friedman, following an earlier report that Nasdaq is looking into bitcoin futures but did not … Read […]

  • Bitcoin forks could welcome 50 more forks this year

    by David on 2018-01-24 at 09:52According to Lex Sokolin, a director of fintech company Autonomous Research, Bitcoin forks could increase up to 50 this year from 19 forks last year. Forks are different protocols from the main chain, which try to improve the original string by adding more features or a few more tweaks. It is an alternative to raising … Read Article Read More The post Bitcoin forks could welcome 50 more […]

  • Nordea to restrict employees from trading Bitcoin

    by David on 2018-01-24 at 09:13Employees of Nordea bank will no longer trade Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency as of February 28 following a decision by the bank as regulators because of the high risks involved. The reason is that the bank and its employees are not protecting from the risks involved in investing in cryptocurrencies. “Unlike trading of securities … Read Article Read More The post Nordea to […]

  • Online criminals dropping Bitcoin for other cryptocurrencies

    by David on 2018-01-24 at 06:06The inefficiencies of Bitcoin protocols are making it lose one of its oldest type of customers: online criminals. This is due to its taking too long to process transactions, high transaction fees and volatility in prices says a report released by legal firm Chainalysis. Also, these customers are leaving to more private cryptocurrencies that offer … Read Article Read More The post Online […]

  • Cryptocurrency Culture still strong In Cambodia, Despite Distrust From National Bank

    by Franklin Odoemenam on 2018-01-23 at 13:02When bitcoin hit $1,000, In Mean realized he made a mistake not backing up his coin. The Cambodian developer mined but lost a lot of bitcoin not long after it was released in 2009. Today In Mean is working on a his own coin. He aims to educate the timing population of Cambodians trooping to … Read Article Read More The post Cryptocurrency Culture still strong In Cambodia, Despite […]

  • Buyers of Obelisk miners angered by Bitmain decision to release Siacoin miner

    by David on 2018-01-23 at 12:41Bitmain’s plan to sell a new ASIC miner for Siacoin did not go well with many people who had already ordered Obelisk mining units Obelisk SC1. The new AntMiner A3 is an 815 GH/s miner that would support same hashing algorithm in Siacoin blockchain (blake2b). The ship date is June 2018, but the company has … Read Article Read More The post Buyers of Obelisk miners angered by Bitmain […]

The Distributed Ledger

  • Determining Where Distributed Ledgers Fit With Blockchain U Online

    on 2018-01-22 at 21:06If you think of it the same way you always have thought about business applications you ll never get blockchain technology said Paul Tatro who offers certification training at Blockchain U Online You have to start with the core benefits of blockchains […]

  • Beyond ICOs, Enterprise Investment in Blockchain Media Startups Continues to Grow

    on 2018-01-19 at 18:59Blockchain projects in the media space are enjoying increasingly easy access to funding and investment and it s not just thanks to the rise of initial coin offerings ICOs In recent months enterprises have displayed interest in investing in or collaborating with blockchain […]

  • Kodak Pivots Toward Blockchain Technology

    on 2018-01-18 at 20:02On January 9 2018 Kodak and WENN Digital in a licensing partnership announced the launch of the KODAKOne image rights management platform and KODAKCoin a photo centric cryptocurrency that will empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in […]

  • Blockchain-Powered Health Coin Could Mean Self-Directed Healthcare

    on 2018-01-16 at 18:07There has been a great deal of media attention regarding the U S healthcare system and its continuing struggles post Obamacare Saddled with soaring costs inconsistencies in medical care and patient access barriers consumers face major obstacles when seeking […]

  • Blockchain Technology Readies Live Entertainment for Virtual Reality

    on 2018-01-12 at 17:04The music industry has undergone many changes over the past decade Digital downloads and streaming effectively took over as the dominant models of consumption Royalties from music sales aren t the cash cows 160 they once were Artists now have to look toward […]

CCN Bitcoin News

  • Australia’s Biggest Gold Refiner Plans Gold-Backed Cryptocurency

    by Samburaj Das on 2018-01-24 at 08:50The post Australia’s Biggest Gold Refiner Plans Gold-Backed Cryptocurency appeared first on CCN Major Australian precious metals refinery, the Perth Mint, is developing its own gold-backed cryptocurrency in a bid to lure consumers back to investing in gold. With a capacity of processing over 700 tons of gold per year, the Perth Mint is Australia’s biggest gold refiner. A heightened […]

  • 8 Major South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fined $130,000 For Poor Security Standards

    by Joseph Young on 2018-01-24 at 07:47The post 8 Major South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fined $130,000 For Poor Security Standards appeared first on CCN Eight major cryptocurrency exchanges in the South Korean market including Korbit, Coinone, Upbit, Coinplug, RippleForYou, and Coinpia have been fined in the range of $10,000 to $25,000 for having poor security measures. Fined For Poor Security With the exception of Bithumb, the […]

  • $10 Million: UBS Alum Banker Pivots, Launches New Cryptocurrency Fund

    by Gerelyn Terzo on 2018-01-24 at 06:36The post $10 Million: UBS Alum Banker Pivots, Launches New Cryptocurrency Fund appeared first on CCN Investors have another cryptocurrency fund to choose from. Former UBS banker Jan Brzezek has launched a new cryptocurrency fund and is targeting $10 million by month’s end, as per Bloomberg. The crypto fund is currently domiciled offshore and is passive in nature (though an active […]

  • Cryptocurrenvy Hedge Fund Calls IOTA “Sharply Overvalued”

    by Brian Comp Jr on 2018-01-23 at 23:27The post Cryptocurrenvy Hedge Fund Calls IOTA “Sharply Overvalued” appeared first on CCN When you ask crypto investors what they have their eye on, you’ll get an entire list and most of them include IOTA. However, some seem to think that IOTA’s future is uncertain. Earlier today cryptocurrency hedge fund Multicoin Capital, based in Austin, Texas released their analysis of […]

  • Nasdaq’s Bitcoin Futures Plans Still in ‘Exploratory Phase’

    by Josiah Wilmoth on 2018-01-23 at 22:45The post Nasdaq’s Bitcoin Futures Plans Still in ‘Exploratory Phase’ appeared first on CCN Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman said on Tuesday that the exchange operator is investigating whether and how to launch bitcoin futures contracts but that those plans are still in the “exploratory phase.” Nasdaq’s Bitcoin Futures Plans Still in ‘Exploratory […]

CCN Ethereum News

  • Cryptocurrency Market Recovers as Bitcoin, Ethereum, et al. Spike 20%

    by Joseph Young on 2018-01-18 at 14:30The post Cryptocurrency Market Recovers as Bitcoin, Ethereum, et al. Spike 20% appeared first on CCN After experiencing a 2-day slump during which the price of most cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Bitcoin Cash declined significantly, the cryptocurrency market has started to recover. Major Cryptocurrencies Surge in Value Cryptocurrencies in the top 20 rankings of the […]

  • Cryptocurrency Market Continues to Slump as Ethereum, Ripple, et al. Suffer 20%+ Fall

    by Joseph Young on 2018-01-17 at 07:22The post Cryptocurrency Market Continues to Slump as Ethereum, Ripple, et al. Suffer 20%+ Fall appeared first on CCN The cryptocurrency market has continued to slump over the past 24 hours, as major cryptocurrencies including Ripple, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash recorded over 20 percent in daily losses. Since January 15, the market valuation of cryptocurrencies declined from $700 billion to $500 […]

  • Vitalik Buterin Leaves China-Based VC to Focus on Ethereum Development

    by Joseph Young on 2018-01-16 at 14:48The post Vitalik Buterin Leaves China-Based VC to Focus on Ethereum Development appeared first on CCN Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has left China-based venture capital firm Fenbushi Capital according to TechCrunch, to focus on the development of Ethereum. Focusing on Ethereum Buterin announced that he has stepped down from his role as a general partner of Fenbushi Capital, which […]

  • Ethereum Price Achieves New All-Time High at $1,410, Market Shifts From Ripple to Ether

    by Joseph Young on 2018-01-10 at 07:15The post Ethereum Price Achieves New All-Time High at $1,410, Market Shifts From Ripple to Ether appeared first on CCN Ethereum (Ether) has solidified its position as the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the market as it overtook Ripple (XRP) by a staggering $60 billion within a five-day period. Ether Benefits From Ripple’s Downfall Since January 4, the market valuation of Ripple […]

CCN Altcoin News

  • Australia’s Biggest Gold Refiner Plans Gold-Backed Cryptocurency

    by Samburaj Das on 2018-01-24 at 08:50The post Australia’s Biggest Gold Refiner Plans Gold-Backed Cryptocurency appeared first on CCN Major Australian precious metals refinery, the Perth Mint, is developing its own gold-backed cryptocurrency in a bid to lure consumers back to investing in gold. With a capacity of processing over 700 tons of gold per year, the Perth Mint is Australia’s biggest gold refiner. A heightened […]

  • 8 Major South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fined $130,000 For Poor Security Standards

    by Joseph Young on 2018-01-24 at 07:47The post 8 Major South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fined $130,000 For Poor Security Standards appeared first on CCN Eight major cryptocurrency exchanges in the South Korean market including Korbit, Coinone, Upbit, Coinplug, RippleForYou, and Coinpia have been fined in the range of $10,000 to $25,000 for having poor security measures. Fined For Poor Security With the exception of Bithumb, the […]

  • Cryptocurrenvy Hedge Fund Calls IOTA “Sharply Overvalued”

    by Brian Comp Jr on 2018-01-23 at 23:27The post Cryptocurrenvy Hedge Fund Calls IOTA “Sharply Overvalued” appeared first on CCN When you ask crypto investors what they have their eye on, you’ll get an entire list and most of them include IOTA. However, some seem to think that IOTA’s future is uncertain. Earlier today cryptocurrency hedge fund Multicoin Capital, based in Austin, Texas released their analysis of […]

  • Ripple Price Swells 13%, Leading the Gains as Markets Climb Up

    by Paul de Havilland on 2018-01-23 at 19:02The post Ripple Price Swells 13%, Leading the Gains as Markets Climb Up appeared first on CCN Ripple is leading the way as markets take a positive turn after enduring a sharp correction. At the time of writing, market cap data shows Ripple’s XRP up 13%, with all of the top ten currencies following with single-digit gains. While the correction has been widely felt, Ripple traders, in […]

  • Reddit Co-Founder has Stellar Lumens on His Radar for 2018

    by Colin Harper on 2018-01-23 at 18:03The post Reddit Co-Founder has Stellar Lumens on His Radar for 2018 appeared first on CCN Alexis Ohanian Sr. may have just indirectly pledged his support for Stellar Lumens.  Yesterday, the CEO and co-founder of Reddit tweeted that r/Stellar, the cryptocurrency’s subreddit, is “[definitely] worth subscribing to in 2018.”   Definitely worth subscribing to in […]

Cryptinfo

  • Bitcoin price is so high because criminals are using it for illegal trades, research suggests

    by admin on 2018-01-24 at 10:39Almost half of all bitcoin transactions are associated with illegal activity, a new study has concluded. Researchers have also linked a quarter of bitcoin users with crime, such as hacks, money laundering and the trading of drugs and illegal pornography. Worryingly for investors, they believe that the sheer popularity of the cryptocurrency amongst criminals is […] The post Bitcoin price is […]

  • Bitcoin price WARNING: CEO warns cryptocurrency has NO VALUE – ‘I’ll NEVER invest in it!’

    by admin on 2018-01-24 at 09:11Bitcoin does not generate earnings and does not have any underlining economic value, according to Tim Buckley, CEO of Vanguard.  Speaking to CNBC, Mr Buckley said his company would “never have a fund on bitcoin”.  He said: “We love the underlying blockchain technology behind bitcoin, the digital distributor ledger.  “Bitcoin itself? You will never see […]

  • Bitcoin price BOOST: Expert reveals how the cryptocurrency could SAVE you a lot of money

    by admin on 2018-01-24 at 08:14Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are very similar to oil and gold but will go even further than traditional commodities thanks to their very low cost of maintenance, said Jeff Currie, head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs. In an interview with CNBC, the commodities expert said: “If you look at the way bitcoin is trading, […] The post Bitcoin price BOOST: Expert reveals how […]

  • UBS Chairman Says a ‘Massive’ Bitcoin Correction Is Possible

    by admin on 2018-01-24 at 08:11UBS Group AG Chairman Axel Weber said the Swiss bank won’t trade Bitcoin or offer it to retail clients as increased regulation could lead to a “massive” drop in value. “This is something where the price is really unclear,” Weber said in an interview Wednesday with Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum in Davos, […] The post UBS Chairman Says a […]

  • Crypto Betting Platform On Ethereum Blockchain Increases Player Winning Chances

    by admin on 2018-01-24 at 08:02There’s no secret that betting of sports is stimulating, exciting, and ultimately, fun. It redefines gambling because people who become players participate in a contest with realistic winning chances. However, the risks associated with sports betting are often not worth the investment. With Blockchain technology transactions are immutable, meaning lower risks and improved contractual […]

Inside Bitcoin

  • China Signals Clampdown on Digital Currency Pyramid Schemes

    by Lester Coleman on 2018-01-24 at 11:04The post China Signals Clampdown on Digital Currency Pyramid Schemes appeared first on CCN China’s Ministry of Public Security and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) have decided to jointly work to curb the spread of online pyramid schemes, according to a ministry notice. The public security organs have detected a large number… View Artic […]

  • Markets Live: Wednesday, 24th January, 2018

    by Bryce Elder on 2018-01-24 at 11:02Live markets commentary from FT.com Continue reading: Markets Live: Wednesday, 24th January, 2018 […]

  • Benebit ICO Scammed Investors for At Least $2.7 Million

    by Arnab Shome on 2018-01-24 at 11:01The scam was well orchestrated – the team spent almost $500,000 on marketing. […]

  • Rapper 50 Cent ‘Forgot About’ Bitcoin Stash Now Worth $8.5M

    by Wilma Woo on 2018-01-24 at 11:00An unsuspecting 50 Cent may have accrued $8.5 million in Bitcoin album sales he “forgot about” after fans purchased ‘Animal Ambition’ in 2014. 50 Cent: ‘I’m Getting To The Bag’ The rapper allegedly made the comments in response to an investigation by showbusiness magazine TMZ, which suggested copies of the album had netted him around… View Artic […]

  • Atlas Cloud Prepares to Bring 1,000 Bitcoin Miners Online

    by JP Buntinx on 2018-01-24 at 11:00Multiple major entities around the globe show an interest in Bitcoin mining. That in itself is pretty interesting to keep an eye on. When players like Atlas Cloud Enterprises decide to get involved, things can change very quickly. The company has acquired a total of 1,000 Bitcoin miners. All of these devices are based on… View Artic […]

Bitcoin PR Buzz

  • Cryptonit Exchange Reopens Registration For New Users

    by Bitcoin PR Buzz Feed on 2018-01-24 at 08:13Bitcoin Press Release: Cryptonit exchange has announced reopening it’s doors to new users, following extensive site rebuilding and rebranding. Cryptonit is a part of the financial blockchain company Finom AG, along with other top projects Nanopool and TabTrader. Teufen, Switzerland, 23 January 2018 – After two months of rebranding and working to increase the user […] The post […]

  • All-in-one Blockchain Solution ARK Release Major Script Update for Blockchain Network Creation

    by Bitcoin PR Buzz Feed on 2018-01-24 at 07:50Bitcoin Press Release: All-in-One Blockchain solution ARK proudly announces the release of ARK Deployer, a lightweight script that marks a major milestone toward the completion of the “Point. Click. Blockchain” system which is a major component in the ARK business model. January 24th, 2018, Lons-le-Saunier, France – ARK set out to create a blockchain solution […] The post […]

  • AdHive: AdTech and ICOs Can Mix

    by Bitcoin PR Buzz Feed on 2018-01-23 at 15:30Bitcoin Press Release: The advertising market is a completely unique mix of technologies, human factors and innovations, all merging for a single purpose of creating enough quality content to sell of a certain service or product to the correct target audience. Therein lies the challenge as finding that audience is at times a monumental undertaking […] The post AdHive: AdTech and ICOs Can […]

  • RightMesh Completes $18M Private Token Allocation Round

    by Bitcoin PR Buzz Feed on 2018-01-23 at 13:44Bitcoin Press Release: RightMesh must turn down millions in contributions just days after opening the private token allocation due to overwhelming interest in their token generating event, for their mobile mesh networking and blockchain platform. Zug, Switzerland; January 23, 2018 — Less than one week after opening up registration for private contributions from Accredited Investors, […]

  • Ms.Wan Jia, Founder of ACChain Digital Asset Smart-Ecosystem, To Present the “ACChain Digiverse” at Davos

    by Bitcoin PR Buzz Feed on 2018-01-22 at 15:39Bitcoin Press Release: Guiyang Blockchain Financial Co. Ltd CEO and founder, Ms. Wan Jai, has been been Invited to present the ACChain Digital Asset Smart-Ecosystem at the prestigious 2018 Davos winter event. 22 January 2018, London, UK – Ms. Wan Jia, CEO of Guiyang Blockchain Financial Co. Ltd. and founder of the ACChain Digital Asset […] The post Ms.Wan Jia, Founder of ACChain […]

Bitcoin Update

  • Bitcoin Update: Show 100! 23 januari 2018

    by Alexander V. van Dijl on 2018-01-23 at 20:03Links uit de show: Alexander en Tom komen met eigen evenement! Cloud Mining Update: HashFlare Genesis Mining BitClub Network CCG Mining Nieuws, Updates & Vragen: Robeco: Bitcoin is een Hype, maar geen bubbel! Bloomberg: Bitcoin WORDT een betaalsysteem! Lightning Network: Wat gaat het verbeteren? Eerste echte aankoop! Noorse bank verbiedt bitcoin aan personeel! Het bericht Bitcoin Update: Show […]

  • 100 keer Bitcoin Update!

    by Tom on 2018-01-23 at 16:52Ondanks dat wij het natuurlijk niet verwacht hadden, was het vandaag toch echt zover! De 100e Bitcoin Update! Wat hebben we geleerd en wat gaan we nu verder nog doen? Ja, ik was ook altijd sceptisch als er weer een YouTube-er uit zijn/haar dak ging omdat er een mijlpaal aan abonnees, weergaven of uitzendingen was. […] Het bericht 100 keer Bitcoin Update! verscheen eerst op Bitcoin Update. […]

  • Bitcoin Update: 22 januari 2018

    by Alexander V. van Dijl on 2018-01-23 at 05:42Links uit de show: Alexander en Tom komen met eigen evenement! Cloud Mining Update: HashFlare Genesis mining BitClub Network Nieuws, Updates & Vragen: OneCoin blijkt een scam te zijn…JOH?! 1000 views = €100,- aan Bitcoin! 100 extra vrijkaarten beschikbaar! Slechts 1% van Bitcoin transacties is witwassen! Hashflare winst januari & februari naar CCG! Het bericht Bitcoin Update: […]

  • DagCoin: De manier om NOG MEER mensen op te lichten!

    by Alexander V. van Dijl on 2018-01-21 at 10:51Na OneCoin stappen de grote netwerkers nu over naar DagCoin. Met een vergelijkbare MLM structuur en bijbehorende ondoorzichtigheid lijkt het erop dat duizenden mensen die eerder in OneCoin trapte nu opnieuw worden opgelicht. DagCoin is (net als OneCoin) een centraal-gestuurde zogenoemde blockchain met een hoop nadelen die echte cryptovalutas als Bitcoin niet hebben. Zo heeft […] Het […]

  • 1000 YouTube views = €100 aan Bitcoin!

    by Alexander V. van Dijl on 2018-01-20 at 06:12Bitcoin Update wil meer doen voor de kijkers! Daarom gaan wij vanaf maandag met een nieuwe actie beginnen. In de basis, 1000 views of meer op 1 YouTube video van de laatste week en wij geven €100 aan Bitcoin weg! Wat moet jij doen om in aanmerking te komen? Wij kunnen jouw Bitcoin adres natuurlijk […] Het bericht 1000 YouTube views = €100 aan Bitcoin! verscheen eerst op Bitcoin […]

Cryptorials

  • Graft ‘payment gateway’ blockchain goes live

    by Dean on 2018-01-19 at 16:05Graft is a new blockchain business focused on solving the current problems associated with using cryptocurrency for shopping, and on building dedicated point-of-sale solutions. Graft technology will make it easier […] The post Graft ‘payment gateway’ blockchain goes live appeared first on Cryptorials. […]

  • Ransomware 101

    by ViktorH on 2018-01-16 at 17:072017 was all about ransomware. There was news about the WannaCry attack in May, Petya in June, BadRabbit in October, but do you really know what it’s all about? Let’s […] The post Ransomware 101 appeared first on Cryptorials. […]

  • KROPS: World Hunger is a Catastrophe Waiting to Happen

    by DavidMeeks on 2018-01-11 at 01:27Luckily, Governments Can Now Come Together with KROPS We’re going to ask you to use your imaginations for a moment. Truthfully, you don’t have to imagine this scenario—because world hunger […] The post KROPS: World Hunger is a Catastrophe Waiting to Happen appeared first on Cryptorials. […]

Bitcoin Market Journal

  • Tokens vs. Coins: The Quick Guide for Investors

    by Charles Bovaird on 2018-01-24 at 08:00What is the difference between a digital coin and a digital token? The simplest way to think of this difference is that digital coins have their own unique blockchains. Digital tokens, on the other hand, reside on preexisting blockchains. If that answer leaves you scratching your head, there is no […] The post Tokens vs. Coins: The Quick Guide for Investors appeared first on Bitcoin Market […]

  • Top 5 Most Successful Cryptocurrencies of 2017

    by Charles Bovaird on 2018-01-23 at 08:00For anyone who was paying attention, 2017 was a great year for digital currencies. In the space of 12 months, the total market value of these digital assets surged more than 3,000 percent, according to CoinMarketCap data. While the broader market’s performance was impressive, this article lists the five best-performing […] The post Top 5 Most Successful Cryptocurrencies of 2017 […]

  • Bitcoin is Global (Not American)

    by Sir John Hargrave on 2018-01-22 at 11:59During the 2016 NFL preseason, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers American football team refused to stand during the National Anthem. It is difficult to explain to non-American readers why this is a big deal. It is a tradition to play The Star-Spangled Banner before sports games, standing at […] The post Bitcoin is Global (Not American) appeared first on Bitcoin Market Journal. […]

  • How to Buy Bitcoin on Coinbase, Step by Step (With Photos)

    by Michael Hooper on 2018-01-22 at 08:00There are multiple ways to buy bitcoin, but perhaps the easiest and safest way to buy bitcoin is through an exchange like Coinbase. This article will show you how to buy bitcoin on this popular exchange. Coinbase is a popular site because it is fairly easy to use. New users […] The post How to Buy Bitcoin on Coinbase, Step by Step (With Photos) appeared first on Bitcoin Market Journal. […]

  • Best Sites to Buy Bitcoin, Rated and Reviewed for 2018

    by Alex Lielacher on 2018-01-19 at 08:00There are many ways to buy bitcoin, which can make it challenging for newcomers to decide which one to pick. In this guide, you will find the five best sites to buy bitcoin to help you with that decision. Coinbase Coinbase is one of the most popular bitcoin wallet providers […] The post Best Sites to Buy Bitcoin, Rated and Reviewed for 2018 appeared first on Bitcoin Market Journal. […]


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