Blockchain News

$20k Bitcoin? Not Yet As Changing Charts Favor Crypto Rivals
Bitcoin is on the rise against the U.S. dollar, but a look at all of its relevant trading pairs (LTC/BTC, ETH/BTC) suggests the move to $20,000 could take longer than expected. The world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has traded more ...
Your Business Linking to the Blockchain
But what blockchain is, and what it has to potential to be, shouldn't be ignored by anyone who wants to stay ahead of the newest business technologies. In short, blockchain removes the barriers that prevent people from transacting directly with one ...
Shoppers urged to use caution when investing in cryptocurrency
The virtual currency known as cryptocurrency is riding a wave of public interest amid a frenzy of recent news stories touting record high valuations for the digital-only currency. Bitcoin, which is the most well-known cryptocurrency, broke records this ...
Blockchain: 10 Questions To Ask Before Diving In
The biggest challenge a company faces as it ponders a blockchain project is not the planning and implementation process, messy though it is. Rather, the number 1 issue is education about the technology, or lack thereof, says Nelson Petracek, CTO of ...
Why Blockchain Will Save the Agency Business
Last month, I proposed a new disruptive agency model that outlines the operational and organizational structure of the agency of the future. Now it's time to turn our attention to the most important jigsaw piece: the question of the disruptive agency's ...
DASH and Litecoin Analysis December 18, 2017
DASH continues to be very volatile, bouncing between the $800 level on the bottom, and the $1000 level on the top. This type of volatility continues to be an issue, but I think eventually we will break out and clear the $1000 level. In the meantime ...
Bloomberg Adds Litecoin, Ethereum and Ripple to Its Terminal
Financial data provider Bloomberg has added price quotes for Litecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple to its terminals. Prices for the three cryptocurrencies have been on a tear recently and the addition of their price quotes amounts to a “validation of sorts ...
Corporate Blockchain Brain Drain Is About More Than Money
Bitcoin at all-time highs, blockchain conferences multiplying like CryptoKitties. Things are certainly changing. But, some things aren't exactly keeping up with the times. During the last 50 years, humanity has made great leaps and strides in ...
Bitcoin buyers should prepare to lose all their money, says regulator
People buying bitcoin should be prepared to lose their money, according to a senior UK regulator. The price of the cryptocurrency has been soaring in recent weeks. With that has come many new investors, hoping to make money from the surging interest in ...
Which cryptocurrency should you invest in? Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple and other alt-coins compared
That's a rise of nearly 8,300 percent. These two coins are likely to grow in value because they can be bought using Coinbase, which is now the most popular app on the Apple App Store. Another alt-coin has also been growing in value at an astonishing ...
Bitcoin: New Financial System or Same Old Boys' Club?
As the price of Bitcoin soared to record highs this week—$10,000, $15,000, then $17,000—the meteoric rise that turned early investors into paper billionaires fueled talk of how the cryptocurrency and its underlying technology, blockchain, could ...
Crypto Collectables? Ethereum's Next Killer App Is on Its Way
As silly as it might sound, the popular CryptoKitties app might foreshadow a powerful up-and-coming use case for ethereum – digital collectibles. After its launch last week, CryptoKitties quickly became the most popular ethereum app – so popular in ...
Litecoin Price Analysis: LTC/USD Short-term Bearish
Litecoin price started a downside move and traded below $280 against the US Dollar. LTC/USD is short-term bearish, but remains supported above $250. Key Talking Points. Litecoin price is slowly moving lower and has already broke the $300 and $280 ...
Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here's a gentle primer
The soaring price of bitcoin—the virtual currency is now worth more than $250 billion—has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks. But the real significance of bitcoin isn't just its rising value. It's the technological breakthrough that allowed ...
Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder
While bitcoin has added another fifth to its value since Monday, trading has been slightly calmer than the wild price swings the market has seen in recent weeks, with volatility lower since the launch of bitcoin futures from Cboe Global Markets on ...
Bitcoin pops to new all-time high
LONDON — Bitcoin reached a new all-time high against the dollar in late morning trade in London. Bitcoin reached a fresh high of $17,956.50, according to data from Markets Insider. As of 11.55 a.m. GMT (6.55 a.m. ET), the digital currency is up 8.6 ...
Bitcoin Has a Dirty, Dirty Secret
The cryptocurrency has wowed markets this year with breakneck gains as investors flocked to an asset that exists only in cyberspace. But the laborious creation of each digital bitcoin by private computer networks has real-world consequences in the form ...
Ethereum Browser Bug Could Put User Funds At Risk
Using ethereum browser Mist may put cryptocurrency private keys at risk, according to an Ethereum Foundation blog post published today. The threat arises from a newly discovered vulnerability, which the blog post classifies as "high severity," and ...
New 8 Team Football League Gives Fans Control Based On Blockchain-Based Tokens
Its uniqueness is also centered on the fact that it is powered on the Ethereum blockchain with a newly developed cryptocurrency - the FAN Token - serving as the digital currency of the league and a tool for ranking the voting power of fans when it ...
The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin's Global Warming Problem
Let me freak you out for a second. You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it's a “cryptocurrency” that's basically secret computer money. One bitcoin, which doesn't actually have a real, physical form, is worth at this moment upwards ...
2018: The Year of the Cryptocurrency Craze
You've probably heard about the popularity of blockchain tech in the financial business. In fact, anything that you can make a list of, you can manage with blockchains. Ambitious developers and entrepreneurs are aiming to use them to rework everything ...
More to Come? Bitcoin Sets Record High Near $18k
Having successfully defended $16,000 earlier this week, bitcoin regained bid tone today and clocked a fresh record valuation above $17,800. The cryptocurrency rose to a new lifetime high of $17,801.94 at 10:30 UTC, erasing the previous record high of ...
A New York woman accused of sending bitcoin to ISIS could spend 90 years in prison
... time terrorist groups have been linked to funding via cryptocurrencies. Terrorists have increasingly started to use bitcoin over the past few years, increasing from about 100 daily transactions in 2009 to 282,000 daily transactions in 2017 so far ...
What is cryptocurrency, how do you buy it and what risks are involved with investing in Bitcoin, Iota and Ripple?
Unlike regular money, the cyber cash has no physical presence and differs from regular transactions by using decentralised control as opposed to central banking systems. Normally in banking, corporate boards or governments control the supply of money ...
UK's FCA Chief Warns Bitcoin Investors: Be Prepared to Lose Your Money
However, citing the recent U.S. launch of bitcoin futures contracts by CBOE, he said: "If you buy a future or if you buy an option then we do come into the picture." The FCA's director of strategy and competition, Chris Woolard, addressed the same ...
Litecoin Corrects, Founder Charlie Lee Warns of Dangers of Fast Rise
The price of Litecoin rose to a peak above $370, and gained while founder Charlie Lee was on CNBC's Fast Money, talking as part of Crypto Week. But once the coverage subsided, the price of Litecoin fell toward $270, still keeping some of the gains. The ...
Transneft Says Its Computers Were Used for Mining Cryptocurrency
FILE PHOTO: A coin representing the bitcoin cryptocurrency is seen on computer circuit boards in this illustration picture, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Reuters. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Computers at Transneft have been used for the ...
UK MARKETS CHIEF: 'Be prepared to lose your money' if you want to invest in bitcoin
LONDON — The head of Britain's financial market regulator said bitcoin is not a real currency and warned people could lose all their money if they invest. Andrew Bailey, head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), told the BBC the cryptocurrency ...
The First $100 Billion Dollar Blockchain Company Could Be The Next SAP
There can be a lot of hype around how disruptive blockchain technology will be where some trumpet how it will change everything in our world today and every industry is primed for disruption. While I am excited about blockchain technology, I do not ...
Celebrity musicians will now accept Monero as payment
Just as bitcoin is being more accepted in the mainstream financial market, Monero is going another way. This month, the company opened up their own marketplace that has already attracted celebrity musicians and other online stores. In response, the ...
Feds moving quickly to cash in on seized bitcoin, now worth $8.4 million
In a court filing, prosecutors noted that due to the volatility of the Bitcoin market, both coins risk losing value. Both the BTC and the BCH have already been transferred to government-controlled wallets. The new round of seized digital currency ...
Blockchain: Its value for the food chain
Blockchain was first used as the core component of the digital currency bitcoin where it works as a public ledger for transactions and since early 2016, an increasing number of companies have started to utilise this technology to facilitate trades and ...
Huge price gap between bitcoin futures and bitcoin is shrinking
Huge price gap between bitcoin futures and bitcoin is shrinking. Bloomberg|. Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 04.41 PM IST. 0Comments. Short sellers, investors betting on the cryptocurrency's decline, may also be playing a role in shrinking the gap. By Annie ...
Litecoin: The Bitcoin rival whose price has risen five times faster than its big brother
Bitcoin has continued its gravity-defying run in recent weeks, but another cryptocurrency has been catapulted into the public eye with an even more aggressive price spike. Litecoin, a digital currency founded two years after Bitcoin, has shot up more ...
Bitcoin buyers should be prepared to lose all their money, top UK ...
Bitcoin buyers should be prepared to lose all their money, top UK ...
Survey: Most Bitcoin Investors Expect Even Fatter Returns in 2018
Most bitcoin investors in the U.S. are expecting the cryptocurrency to perform even better next year than this year's seventeen-fold appreciation, according to a newly published survey. LendEDU, a digital student loan startup which has now published ...
Why We Should Care About Bitcoin and Blockchain Regulation
ICOs are an unregulated blockchain workaround to raise money quickly and outside of standard channels. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a number of companies with defrauding investors via ICOs including REcoin Group Foundation ...
Litecoin price and how to buy – why has it spiked and is the cryptocurrency worth as much as Bitcoin?
Bitcoin has enjoyed a meteoric rise this year - but its younger sibling Litecoin actually has more than twice its year-to-date gain. Compared to its 4,215 per cent rise in value, Bitcoin's 1,800 per cent rise pales in comparison. But Litecoin is ...
Bitcoin: The Big Short Is Coming
Bitcoin's price has exploded in recent weeks, and with the most recent ramp up certain warning signs are beginning to emerge. As the price in Bitcoin has moved up seemingly exponentially in recent weeks many retail investors appear to be using cheap ...
'Be Prepared to Lose Your Money.' A British Regulator Has a Warning for Bitcoin Buyers
Buying bitcoin carries a similar level of risk to gambling and people who invest in it should be ready to “lose all their money” according to the head of one of Britain's leading financial regulators. Andrew Bailey, CEO of the Financial Conduct ...