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ICO Goes Extra Mile to Protect Contributors
Ask anyone in the crypto-sphere, and they'll tell you the hot topic these days is regulation. After a couple of years of 'wild west' ICO and cryptocurrency explosion, governments have begun to crack down. Yet, some companies are taking the necessary ...
Bulls Take Breather? Bitcoin Slows as Price Struggles to Breach $6000
While bitcoin has been on a tear of late, rising from a Sept. 29 low of $2,980 to new highs above $5,800 last week, the bitcoin-US dollar (BTC/USD) exchange rate failed to capitalize on this upward movement over the weekend's trading sessions. At press ...
Ethereum, Bitcoin Prices Lead Market Recovery after Sunday Pullback
The crypto markets regained a bit of the ground they lost during Sunday's pullback, fueled by positive movement from the bitcoin price and ethereum price. The ripple price also achieved a respectable increase, leading the wider altcoin markets to a ...
Learn how to understand — and get rich — with cryptocurrency investment for only $15
Ask people about cryptocurrency and you're likely to get a blank stare. The average man or woman on the street is as likely to tell you that it's the currency of Superman's home world of Krypton as they are to correctly identify it as virtual money ...
Blockchain Startup Digital Asset Raises $40 Million
NEW YORK — Digital Asset, a blockchain startup funded by some of the world's largest banks, has raised $40 million as it expands globally. The funding round was led by Jefferson River Capital LLC, the family office of Tony James, president and chief ...
Bitcoin is finally buying into US real estate
Bitcoin is already in retail and restaurants—so it was only a matter of time before the cryptocurrency took on real estate. That time is now. Bitcoin is slowly making its way into closings on everything from Lake Tahoe land in California to Manhattan ...
Crypto boom spawns blockchain accelerators to help startups raise funds with ICOs
Anybody with cryptocurrency can participate in wealth creation via an ICO, unlike VC funding which is mostly confined to accredited investors and high net worth individuals. The Startereum program partners angel networks in five cities to help ...
Bitcoin Anarchist Amir Taaki Talks Technology's Purpose and Altcoins (Interview part 2)
news.Bitcoin.com was fortunate enough to catch up with Amir Taaki. When Amir's not fomenting change in Rojava's economy, he's working with cypherpunks in Barcelona to enable Catalans to vote their conscience. And when he's not doing all of that, he's ...
Covesting to Kick off Pre-ICO, Simplifying Funding Options for Investors
ICO Alert has listed no less than 200 different coin sales available for the investors in the second half of October alone. This presents a confusing dilemma for investors, many of which are unsure of how to proceed or ultimately decide on what ICO to ...
Early Bitcoin Investor Has Some Advice On How Much Money to Hold in Bitcoin
Why Investors Are Piling Into Bitcoin. As bitcoin approaches yet another record, Union Square Ventures LLC's Fred Wilson says investors should be careful how much of their portfolios are allocated to digital currencies. Fred Wilson. Photographer: Peter ...
BNP, Tata Tap Blockchain for Event Announcements Platform
According to a statement, the companies will launch a blockchain-based platform said to offer faster and more secure corporate event announcements. The ultimate aim of the partnership is to curb inefficiencies and errors that occur via the "cascade" of ...
Five ways banks are using blockchain
Barely a day goes by without a fresh announcement about how banks are seeking to use blockchain technology to transform sizeable chunks of their business. Combining shared databases and cryptography, blockchain technology allows multiple parties to ...
Monero Analysis (XMR/USD) October 17, 2017
Monero has recently seen a significant amount of choppiness as the crypto currency sector overall has been difficult to navigate. However, longer-term Monero does seem to be trying to form a longer-term uptrend, and therefore it's likely that we will ...
The First Cryptocurrency Dividend in History Just Fell Flat on Its Face
Year to date, through midday Oct. 11, bitcoin is up nearly 400%, and since hitting its lows in 2015, the most popular cryptocurrency has tacked on over 1,800%. By comparison, it's taken the S&P 500 about 25 years to deliver the same return as bitcoin ...
JP Morgan Is Launching a Payments Network Using Blockchain
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co said on Monday it launched a new payment processing network that uses blockchain technology, in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. Blockchain, a shared ledger of transactions ...
JPMorgan Launches Payments Network Using Blockchain Technology
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday it launched a new payment processing network that uses blockchain technology, in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. Blockchain, a shared ledger of ...
Julian Assange Says He's Made a 50000% Return on Bitcoin
Assuming Wikileaks invested in bitcoin and did indeed receive over 50,000% returns, Assange would have received about $50,000 for each dollar invested. So had he indeed put that entire 800,000 euros into the cryptocurrency, it would be the equivalent ...
Bitcoin: Charting The Path Higher
Bitcoin is surging again as more banks and governments are taking a second look at virtual currencies. In my article last week, I outlined how the ban on Bitcoin is fueling its surge higher and is having the opposite effect that government officials ...
Hackers to come after cryptocurrency players: study
Hackers to come after cryptocurrency players: study The cryptocurrency industry is believed to be in the crosshairs of hackers and cybercriminals as it gains traction amongst financial players and investors. According to a report from Group IB, hackers ...
Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway
Ether prices rose to a six-week high of $350 today as ethereum, the second largest blockchain by total value, appears to have successfully executed a widely anticipated software upgrade. The first part of a larger technology update called "Metropolis ...
Bithumb Lists 9th Coin, 'Zcash(ZEC)' | Markets Insider
SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 16, 2017 /CNW/ -- Following Monero's (XMR) listing in August, the announcement of Zcash being listed as the 9th coin on Bithumb ...
What If You Could Have Bitcoin Without The Problems Of A Blockchain? IOTA May Be The Solution.
I entered the cryptocurrency field in 2013 and watched the price of Bitcoin skyrocket from a low of $100 to over $1000. There was a rush to invest in Bitcoin companies, then in 2014 the price crashed back to $250. Investors that had become interested ...
Bithumb Lists 9th Coin, 'Zcash(ZEC)'
Zcash is an altcoin created in October 2016, which had been mainly traded on Poloniex, a US-based digital asset exchange. After thorough review of Zcash's technology and value, Bithumb decided to list it as its 9th coin, paving the way for Zcash ...
Accenture Announces New Head of Blockchain Innovation
The new team member, Iliana Oris Valiente, will serve as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for Accenture's emerging technology group, which develops prototypes and cutting-edge solutions aimed ultimately to help organizations ...
IBM is using the blockchain to speed up and simplify cross-border payments
The blockchain has long been seen as a method to quicken (and cheapen) cross-borders payments, and now that movement — which includes a number of startups making moves privately — just got its highest profile advocate after IBM announced its own ...
Bitcoin Price Returns to $5750 After Sunday's Necessary Correction
Order has been restored in the world of cryptocurrency as the Bitcoin price is back on track right now. Thanks to a solid 3.61% gain over the past few hours, we're now looking at a Bitcoin price of $5,750 again. It was to be expected the Bitcoin price ...
How hackers can hijack your computer to make free money
Hackers allegedly compromised the website and inflicted it with a cryptocurrency-mining script, a program that uses visitors' CPU power to generate Monero, a digital currency like Bitcoin that professes anonymity. The same script appeared on Showtime's ...
Will 21st Century Democracy Run on Blockchain Technology?
However, the solution to these woes may come from an unlikely source – blockchain technology. The current design of the voting system puts the control in a centralized node, which can usually be hacked or manipulated in some way. This can be extremely ...
Barclays' former CEO is long bitcoin and says big banks need to start over
Antony Jenkins knows a lot about the big banks that run global finance. During more than 30 years in the industry, he was a credit card executive at Citigroup before becoming CEO of Barclays in 2012. He was ousted in 2015. Now, after a long career in ...
CME Explores Logging Trade Transactions on Blockchain System
New patent filings from Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) highlight how the firm might use blockchain to store and execute financial transactions. According to two applications released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, the ...
Purism's Librem 5 will come with Mobile Payments Powered by Monero
Purism, a manufacturer of privacy-focused hardware and software, have furthered their relationship with Monero with an announcement made October 13. After the company began accepting the anonymous cryptocurrency, Purism now plans to incorporate ...
Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Is Running Smoothly, Developers Say
While it's still perhaps too early to deem ethereum's Byzantium upgrade a success, developers indicate the software update, executed just hours ago, is running smoothly so far. Speaking to CoinDesk, unofficial release manager for Byzantium, Hudson ...
Obvious Bubble? SEC Committee Lashes Out at Bitcoin and ICOs
Owing to their apparent early-stage understanding of the technology, those outside the panels tended to lump cryptocurrencies that power public blockchains, like bitcoin and ether, together with tokens – cryptographic assets issued on top of ...
WAX Aims to Instantly 10x the Number of Cryptocurrency Holders in the World
Few people outside of the video gaming world are aware of the magnitude and volume of this phenomenon, yet, much like cryptocurrency, millions of people assign real-world value to items that only exist in the virtual world. Because some virtual items, ...
Blockchain Matures as New Protocol Eliminates the Gap Between Virtual and Physical World
Of all the challenges currently facing the blockchain technology, the most important of them all is the issue of adoption into the mainstream. As a matter of fact, most innovations that are springing up around the ecosystem are channeled towards ...
PR: 300 ETH Giveaway from the Digi Blockchain Platform Token Sale
DIGI, a blockchain based platform for digital goods and services are giving away 300 ETH worth of DIGI Tokens to 4 lucky contributors of their initial coin offering. It is extremely simple to enter, all you have to do is contribute more than 1 ETH ...
Tradeshift Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium as Premier Member
Hyperledger, the Linux foundation-backed blockchain consortium for enterprises, has added business network startup Tradeshift as a premier member. With the announcement, Tradeshift, which helps companies send and pay invoices using its cloud service, ...
Media Aggregator Esports Gold Announces $5 Million ICO
London, Monday 16th October 2017 – Esports Gold, a leading online media aggregator for the eSports community, is to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) with the aim of raising $5.4 million in Ether tokens to establish the first all-encompassing ...
Russia Plans 'CryptoRuble' Cryptocurrency: 'If We Don't Do it, Europe Will'
Russia may soon become the world's first country to launch a cryptocurrency backed by a nation state, according to reports. Similar to bitcoin, the CryptoRuble cryptocurrency will be underpinned by a online ledger known as a blockchain. Unlike bitcoin ...
Wikileaks founder Assange claims he made 50000% return on bitcoin thanks to the US government
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims his organization has made a 50,000 percent return on bitcoin after investing in the cryptocurrency in 2010 — and it's all thanks to the U.S. government. In a tweet over the weekend, Assange posted a screenshot ...