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Securing the Internet-of-Things with Blockchain
In the past few years, developments in technology have brought us closer to the hyper-connected world that futurologists imagined in the 1950s. Self-driving cars, computers that can converse in real-time and hyperloop transportation are among the ...
RBC: The cryptocurrency market could one day be worth $10 trillion
RBC Capital Markets analysts Mitch Steves and Amit Daryanani believe that this is just the beginning of the cryptocurrency boom. “On a near-term basis we think it is quite difficult to make price statements which is why we are flagging the move now in ...
What You Can Buy With Bitcoin: A $10 Pizza for $76
What You Can Buy With Bitcoin: A $10 Pizza for $76. 12/13/2017 12:24PM. Bitcoin is a virtual currency, but very few people use it to actually pay for things because of transaction fees and its rising value. WSJ's Thomas Di Fonzo takes to the streets of ...
Coinbase Halts Ether and Litecoin Trading as Crypto Market Approaches $500 Billion
Cryptomania has propelled two lesser-known cryptocurrencies to record highs Tuesday, forcing one exchange to halt trading. Coinbase on Tuesday halted trading of red-hot litecoin and ether, according to cryptocurrency watcher CoinDesk. The publication ...
What Is Ripple and Why Is It Beating Both Bitcoin and Litecoin?
Ripple, which was designed for banks and global money transfers, has seen the value of its XRP digital currency skyrocket in the past three days. On Dec. 10, the company had a market capitalization of just over $9 billion. As of Wednesday morning, that ...
Why the blockchain revolution will accelerate in 2018
To take a step back, it is important to understand at a very high level that “ blockchain is simply an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of ...
IOTA - IoT Capable Technology And The Alternative To Blockchain
A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me about my opinion on IOTA, it's usability and future prospects. I would like to share my thoughts about IOTA on Seekingalpha, I am always open for feedback and willing to discuss about the things I say in ...
Patrick Byrne Mulls Overstock Sale to Fund New Blockchain Venture
Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has partnered with a well-known economist on a new blockchain land registry venture – and he may wind up selling the e-commerce giant in order to fund it. The joint venture between Overstock subsidiary Medici Ventures and ...
Here's Why Riot Blockchain Is Under Selling Pressure
Shares of Riot Blockchain are up more than 500 percent over the past three months, but some investors are likely cashing in on their profits Wednesday. Or perhaps some investors are re-examining their thesis altogether and asking if Riot Blockchain is ...
Man Charged With Stealing $1.8 Million in Cryptocurrency at Gunpoint
The phrasing is unclear, but when the DA's office claims that the digital wallet was physically removed from the apartment, we can presume that they mean either papers containing the key needed to unlock the Ether wallet or a hard drive storing the ...
Bitcoin fever exposes crypto-market frailties
Daniel Masters, founder of Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund, worries the exchanges would struggle to cope if there were a sudden rush for the exit. “The ability of these platforms to handle volume is yet to be tested properly,” he said. “What ...
Coinbase suspends ethereum buys and sells twice in one day
Coinbase, the leading U.S. platform for buying and selling major digital currencies, said twice on Tuesday that transactions in ethereum (Exchange: ETH=) were "temporarily disabled." In the morning New York time, Coinbase said buys and sells of ...
5 Reasons Why The Litecoin Price Is Going Up So Fast. Will The LTC Surge Continue?
Jesse Damiani , Contributor I cover the human side of VR/AR, Blockchain, AI, Startups, & Media. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Shutterstock. The LTC price is way higher than it was last week—here's why. Over the past week ...
The risky business of bitcoin: High-profile cryptocurrency catastrophes of 2017
In the last few months, the cryptocurrency industry has exploded with investor interest appearing to be at an all-time high. The price of Bitcoin alone has surged thousands of dollars in the past few weeks, topping $16,500 at the time of writing, and ...
What is cryptocurrency, how can you buy it and what risks are involved with investing in Bitcoin, Litecoin 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 ...
Beware – don't let cryptocurrency kill your core business
You're probably wondering how Blockchain and cryptocurrency, probably the biggest tech revolution after the internet, can kill your core business. cryptocurrencies How much time have you spent on crypto pricing websites to check the prices of Bitcoin ...
Here Come the Bogus Bitcoin Scare Tactics
People who don't like bitcoin try to call it a Ponzi scheme or a fraud because then they no longer have to discuss its merits. Jamie Dimon does this. This week, Bert Ely did it too. His opinion piece in The Hill is subtly titled, "Bitcoin is a Ponzi ...
Ethereum's price surpasses $700 in another astonishing crypto-rally
Besides being a blockchain-based cryptocurrency, Ethereum has fairly little to do with Bitcoin. While Bitcoin is primarily a payment system, Ethereum is a platform for decentralized apps running on its blockchain. Ethereum's platform ushered in a ...
How to give the gift of bitcoin this holiday season
While some holiday shoppers might be ogling the Nintendo Switch or that perfect pair of jeans, savvy folk like you and I understand that deep down your friends and family are secretly hoping to unwrap the gift of a speculative, volatile investment ...
Blockchain Radically Changes the State-Individual Relationship, Says UK Think Tank
A recent report by Reform, an independent think tank in the UK, recommends that the UK government use Blockchain technology to manage the personal data of its citizens. One of the opening statements of the report reads: “Government should use ...
Bitcoin Price Will Hit $1 Million, Says Social Capital Founder
Chamath Palihapitiya, founder of Social Capital and co-owner of the Golden State Warriors, voiced his opinion on the value and potential growth of Bitcoin in an interview on CNBC on Tuesday. The business leader, who first invested in Bitcoin in 2012 ...
Ripple overtakes litecoin as the 4th largest cryptocurrency
Ripple, a cryptocurrency designed for banks and global money transfers, has more than doubled in price since Monday, overtaking Litecoin as the fourth-largest cryptocurrency. It now has a market cap of $18.64 billion. The boom has largely coincided ...
DASH and Litecoin Analysis December 14, 2017
DASH continues to be very noisy during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching towards the $925 handle. We are a bit overbought at this point, so I would expect more short-term pullbacks, with an eventual eye on the $1000 handle above. I have no ...
ZCash (ZEC) soars 8.63% on December 12-13
ZCash is a privacy driven cryptocurrency. It uses the Equihash as an algorithm which is an asymmetric memory-hard Proof of Work algorithm based on the generalized birthday problem. It relies on high RAM requirements to bottleneck the generation of ...
Bitcoin BUMPED OFF? Ethereum SURGES 8000% to become world's second-largest cryptocurrency
Currencies such as ethereum and bitcoin are forms of digital currency which are created and held electronically, and not currently subject to any form of financial regulation, sparking concerns that investors have no protection should the bubble burst ...
Bitcoin Price Dilemma: Bull and Bear Paths in Play
Fresh off all-time highs, bitcoin is trading sideways and showing signs of bull exhaustion. As per CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is trading at roughly $16,850. But despite the high ...
This man has made more money trading cryptokitties than investing in his IRA
CryptoKitties, a game where users breed and trade digital kitties using Ethereum-based smart contracts, has emerged as the latest mark of society's obsession with rising cryptocurrency values. In some ways, the popularity of the game reflects the ...
Bitcoin Bursary in Bulgarian University
Bitcoin's ascension into the mainstream financial world has done wonders for its value, but its spiritual home still resides in the minds of IT aficionados. Walk into any development studio and you are bound to find IT staff musing over Blockchain ...
Project Coral Reef Aims to Increase Monero Adoption
Project Coral Reef is an initiative created by Naveen Jain and Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni to elevate the awareness and viability of using Monero in everyday consumer transactions. The project was funded by 180 anonymous contributors through a ...
Monero Analysis (XMR/USD) December 14, 2017
Like most alt coins and BTC alternatives, Monero is trending at all-time highs. Technically, we can see that bulls are in charge given the number of resistance level it has broken in the last three weeks. These levels are officially our support lines ...
This Graphic Explains Just How Crazy The Cryptocurrency Bubble Is
As of November 2017, these cryptocurrencies have raised an incredible $6.4 billion dollars on the tail of bitcoin–the cryptocurrency that started it all. Bitcoin was the first digital currency system that proposed a decentralized structure that wasn't ...
Huge Rumor – Monero (XMR) and Ripple (XRP) headed to Coinbase soon?
Stop reading if you do not like Rumors. Rumors can be fun or hard on your health, make you blood pressure rise, even cause hysteria. All reasons we love them. What if you knew Ripple and Monero were headed for Coinbase? Would you buy them now before ...
$750: The Ether Price Freight Train Has a New Target
The price of ether, ethereum's native token, hit a new all-time high of $686 today, and the price chart analysis suggests the rally could continue. At the time of writing, ether (ETH) was trading around $680. As per CoinMarketCap, the world's second ...
India Probes Unregulated Bitcoin Exchanges After Valuations Jump
India's income tax officials are investigating transactions at various illegal bitcoin exchanges, a week after the country's central bank cautioned users of the virtual currency about potential risks. The surveys are being conducted by the Income Tax ...
Ripple price – why has the cryptocurrency XRP spiked, where can you buy it and how does it work?
Ripple acts as a payment network, RippleNet, and a cryptocurrency, Ripple XRP. The platform makes it easy to transfer almost any currency to almost any other currency in the world in no longer than four seconds. Currently, Ripple is focused on working ...
Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency stabilises as alternative digital currencies rise in value
The value of the digital currency is expected to fluctuate wildly. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes. Popular videos · Boy admits killing five people in Leeds by dangerous driving · New Walking Dead season 8 trailer teases ...
Billions of video site visitors unwittingly mine cryptocurrency as they watch – report
Monero is also untraceable and faster to mine and confirm transactions, says Arntz, making it easier to get away with cryptojacking. This isn't the first time sites have been accused of using visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency. In September ...
Nvidia's Titan V is a massively powerful GPU for cryptocurrency mining
So the figures obviously don't stack up in terms of relative value-for-money, but of course the Titan V is designed for AI and deep learning applications, and aimed at scientific researchers, not cryptocurrency miners (or indeed gamers). But remember ...
3 reasons to doubt bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and other cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin's euphoric rise has spread, something like cancer, into other "alt coins," pushing up the value of ethereum and litecoin, among other cryptocurrencies. Ask the regular Joe diving into cryptocurrencies via credit cards the difference between ...
Litecoin, Ethereum: Bitcoin price surge leads alternatives to gain huge amounts of value
The famously surging price of bitcoin is pulling up the value of other cryptocurrencies with similarly rapid speed. Bitcoin has risen tremendously quickly in recent months, leading to unprecedented interest in the digital currency. Other ...