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Bitcoin and Ethereum Trading Increased by 4500% at eToro
Trader sentiment at eToro towards both Bitcoin and Ethereum has remained consistently high. Bitcoin has seen 15 consecutive months of over 80% of Bitcoin traders buying the asset, whilst sentiment towards Ethereum has been even higher, with well over ...
Ethereum's Ether Token Tops $60 to Set New All-Time High
Ether is the cryptocurrency that underlies the ethereum blockchain network. As previously reported, prices have hovered above the $40 level since 22nd March, bouyed by what analyst say is a mix of positive sentiment and rising market liquidity. At ...
Crypto Trading Grows 4500% in One Year on eToro as Bitcoin Price Hits All-time High
With a review of the SEC's decision to block the world's first Bitcoin ETF now on the horizon and the price of Bitcoin hitting an all-time high, trading and investing in cryptocurrencies is set to gain further momentum following a remarkable 12 months ...
Catastrophic Property Risks? There's a Blockchain for That - CoinDesk
Today, a network of insurance companies exists to insure the insurance companies that insure insurance companies that insure people against uncertainties as ...
Blockchain 2.0: How it could overhaul the fabric of democracy and identity
Bitcoin has been heralded as one of the greatest revolutions in tech and finance over the past decade, but it is arguably the blockchain technology behind it that will have the biggest impact. While previous articles we have featured go more in-depth ...
Ethereum Classic Fund Goes Live, Ethereum ETF Launch Edges Closer
The trust was announced to the public in early 2016 and immediately caused waves in the ETC market, which was depressed since the fork of Ethereum/Ethereum Classic. The anticipation of the fund going live has already caused a surge of over 200 percent ...
Bitcoin breaches $1300, now just $25 off all-time high
The price for Bitcoin broke through $1,300 on Thursday, within spitting distance of its all-time high, but investors are growing cautious. The cryptocurrency's price has risen around 4.5 percent since the start of the week, according to CoinDesk data ...
Blockchain Lets This Startup Trade Gold That's Still in the Ground
During the past year, a number of blockchain projects have focused on trading bullion, but what about gold that's still in the ground? That seemingly unlikely business model is precisely the aim of a new partnership announced last month between Orebits ...
Bitcoin's DC Debut: All Eyes Watch the US Government's Response
On 18th November, 2013, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held the US Congress's first hearing on bitcoin. These days, such meetings hardly raise an eyebrow. Back then, though, the hearing was a big deal for obvious ...
Antbleed Debacle Sends Bitcoin Unlimited Up Almost 20 Percent
The Bitmain Antbleed row has had a positive effect on the price of Bitcoin Unlimited, the coin rising over 17% in 24 hours. 1392 Total views. 66 Total shares. Antbleed Debacle Sends Bitcoin Unlimited Up Almost 20 Percent. Bitcoin Unlimited shot up over ...
Bitcoin Price Over $10000 by 2021 If It Manages to Hold Market Share: Voorhees Prediction
Going by the prediction of the CEO of ShapeShift that the market capitalization of global cryptocurrency market may grow by ten times in the next four years, we may see Bitcoin price going over $10,000 by 2021 if the current top digital currency ...
7 United Nations Agencies Are Now Investigating Blockchain Applications
The UN is seeking outside input for a previously undisclosed, multi-agency effort focused on applications of blockchain tech. CoinDesk exclusively reported this week that the UN's World Food Program (WFP) wants to leverage cryptocurrencies like ...
The phoenix effect: Can blockchain rise from the ashes of bitcoin?
Blockchain is the technology that underpins bitcoin. It is an encrypted distributed (or decentralised) ledger of transactions shared across anonymous users on the internet. As such, it can be used for storing, securing, managing and validating all ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Correction After Ride?
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Correction After Ride? Posted on 6:00 am April 27, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum ...
Blockchain Will Shake-up Insurance
International law firm Pinsent Masons and Applied Blockchain, the blockchain applications development company, have launched research highlighting the opportunities and risks for engaging in blockchain in the insurance sector. Blockchain has been the ...
Unplug the Bitcoin miner and do us all a favour: Antminer has remote shutdown flaw
A new branded bug (sigh) has landed, specific to an ASIC-based Bitcoin miner: dubbed “Antbleed”, it allows remote shutdown of hardware sold by a company called "Bitmain". Bitmain's Antminer cryptocurrency-mining hardware performs a start-up with a ...
Advancing Cybersecurity with Blockchain Technology
The blockchain's alternative approach to storing and sharing information provides a way out of the security messes that can occur with single points of centralized failure, such as the complete shutdown of entire networks and the potential for data ...
How Blockchain Is Transforming the Creative Industry
As a public database, the blockchain can store information about individual pieces of content, including who created it, while sharing it within a network. As such, it has the potential to totally transform the creative industry and rights management ...
Deloitte Promotes Brand Loyalty Rewards Through Blockchain Technology
Customer loyalty and engagement can make or break companies, warns a report from the Deloitte Center for Financial Services on blockchain-based solutions for customer loyalty. That makes rewards programs a strategic investment for all types of ...
Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Forms Its Own Blockchain Platform, TrustSQL
If you have never heard of Tencent Holdings Limited, one of the top companies around the world in terms of market capitalization, you soon will. They've got their fingers in a lot of pies, including a building a platform for blockchain services ...
Former Coinbase Engineer Launches Ethereum Search Engine
A former software engineer for cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has launched a new search engine for ethereum, the second largest blockchain platform by market cap. Created by Antonio Juliano, dubbed Weipoint and unveiled in a Medium post, ...
Bitcoin Price Sets New Single Exchange All-Time High
The price of bitcoin reached the highest level observed at any time, on any exchange today, reaching $1,411 on British Virgin Islands-based Bitfinex. However, far from a rallying cry for bitcoin enthusiasts, the bitcoin price has emerged as an outlier ...
Americans Skeptical of Bitcoin, Asia Surpasses US, Europe in Fintech Investments
Americans Skeptical of Bitcoin, Asia Surpasses US, Europe in Fintech Investments. A study examines the current trends in the international money transfer space. Olivia Chow, the company's Lead Researcher, had a chat with Cointelegraph revealing its key ...
What's Really Behind the Feds' Raid of Bitcoin Trader Morpheus Titania's Home?
A multi-agency federal task force raided the Mesa apartment of local bitcoin trader Morpheus Titania last week in a case that seems ready-made for one of the suspect's anarchist-leaning blog posts. Morpheus, whose real name is Thomas Mario Costanzo, ...
ICO starts in
Ethereum price keeps balancing at the top limit of its medium-term $40 to $50 flat. There was an attempt to form an upward reversal wave on April 18, but the correction never happened. The volume of sell deals was much higher than that of buy deals ...
6 Important Ethereum Co-founders to Keep an eye on
The Ethereum ecosystem has gotten a lot of attention over the past few years. Not only did the project raise a lot of funding before it was production-ready, but it has also turned into an ecosystem where powerful Dapps and smart contracts are created ...
Crunch time for bitcoin as it faces last chance to go mainstream
Technical problems have stymied its mainstream adoption. But now, an elegant fix to one of bitcoin's most intractable problems could clear the way, potentially making bitcoin as easy to use as the debit card in your wallet today. If, that is, bitcoin's ...
Monero Price Analysis - Downward Momentum Picks Up Steam
Although things were looking quite good for Monero yesterday, it looks like things are starting to head in the opposite direction once again. In fact, XMR lost nearly 5% of its value over the past 24 hours, partially thanks to bitcoin's bullish ...
Why Blockchain Needs 'Proof of Authority' Instead of 'Proof of Stake'
The outcome of this debate will shape the future of the entire ecosystem. The purpose of a consensus algorithm in a public Blockchain network is to make sure that the network's participants agree on the current state of the Blockchain without the need ...
More than 75 banks are now on Ripple's blockchain network
The concept of a blockchain originated in 2009 with the digital currency bitcoin, but now Wall Street institutions are interested in blockchain technology without bitcoin. Ripple, which offers a blockchain-like rail for faster settlement of ...
U.S. investment firm launches $10 mln ethereum classic private fund
NEW YORK, April 26 (Reuters) - U.S. investment firm Grayscale Investments has launched the first private fund focused on ethereum classic, a blockchain platform, with a seed capital of $10 million, Barry Silbert, founder of the company's parent ...
US investment firm launches $10 mln ethereum classic private fund
The fund is called Ethereum Classic Investment Trust, with the initial capital provided by Silbert, DCG and Glenn Hutchins, co-founder of private investment company Silver Lake. The new fund will track the price of ethereum classic, the sixth-largest ...
US investment firm launches $10 mln ethereum classic private fund
The fund is called Ethereum Classic Investment Trust, with the initial capital provided by Silbert, DCG and Glenn Hutchins, co-founder of private investment company Silver Lake. The new fund will track the price of ethereum classic, the sixth-largest ...
Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music's attribution problem
Spotify has acquired the Brooklyn-based blockchain startup Mediachain Labs, whose team will join the company's office in New York where they will work on developing better technology for connecting artists and other rights holders with the tracks ...
Nevada Senators Unanimously Advance Blockchain Tax Ban
"A local governmental entity shall not: (a) Impose any tax or fee on the use of a blockchain or smart contract by any person or entity; (b) Require any person or entity to obtain from the local governmental entity any certificate, license or permit to ...
Roger Ver Plans Cloud Mining Project After Bitcoin Unlimited's Sudden Crash
Basically, the move somewhat contradicts the Bitcoin Unlimited champion's view about mining, expressed last year. He'd stated in a post that he doesn't think Bitcoin mining is a good investment for various reasons. They include the fact that everyone ...
Bitcoin's Price is Nearing All-Time Highs, But Market Confidence Isn't
While the price of bitcoin is within striking distance of all-time highs set in March, worries about the state of the network's infrastructure are combining to depress sentiment. Chief among concerns are the ongoing issues at British Virgin Islands ...
Ethereum Bids for Wall Street with ETF Application
The ETF fever might be making a comeback as SEC places itself in the spotlight once again following its decision to review their rejection of the bitcoin ETF. Heat now might be turned up a notch as the new kid in the block, ethereum, is trying its luck ...
Grayscale Opens Ethereum Classic Vehicle to Accredited Investors
The firm is opening the Ethereum Classic Investment Trust to investors beginning today. The vehicle was first unveiled earlier this year, and is modeled after other offerings by the company, which specializes in investment products centered around ...
Ethereum-Based Swiss Blockchain Startup Readies Tech for the Food Supply Chain
A Switzerland-based startup called FoodBlockchain.XYZ is making a bid to become a leading blockchain technology provider to the food supply chain. While FoodBlockchain.XYZ is not the only player in this space, the startup has received funding from ...