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S&P 500 or Cryptocurrency: Just How Big is Bitcoin's Price Explosion?
While bitcoin is down several hundred dollars since hitting its all time high of $4,483.55 earlier this morning, the cryptocurrency is still on an absolute tear this year. Bitcoin's ascent viewed over a longer time horizon is impressive. On a year-over ...
Ethereum sets new transaction record, outperforming Bitcoin
Bitcoin is getting most of the attention these days with prices repeatedly hitting new all time highs (although today saw a slight correction). However, Bitcoin is getting beaten on one area. For the first time ever, Ethereum yesterday had more than ...
UnoCoin Customers Targeted by Bogus Cryptocurrency ICO
Even though various ICO projects have suffered from hacks and scams over the past few months, it looks like some criminals are upping their game. The email vendor for India's UnoCoin exchange was recently targeted in a successful hack. It is not the ...
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Expands Legal Industry Working Group
On August 14, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announced the addition of more than a dozen organizations to its blockchain collaboration under the umbrella of its Legal Industry Working Group, responsible for creating enterprise-grade applications on ...
ICO Analysis: KICKICO
They need great people that can convince the next Ethereum to launch their ICO on KICKICO, or to draw in businesses that need more investment but don't have access to traditional means, and so forth. Is this what the team here is composed of? At the ...
Ethereum Technology to Thrive as EEA Adds Legal Industry Support
One of the leading Ethereum Blockchain consortiums just got a bit stronger. Yesterday, Aug 14, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced the addition of 14 new members to its Legal Industry Working Group. Eleven leading law firms and three ...
Using the Blockchain to Clean Up the Niger Delta
Nnadi's new way is the blockchain, a decentralized virtual ledger where records are verified, cannot be changed and are publicly accessible — if everyone's eyes are on it, no one can get away with anything. To that end, his nonprofit is collaborating ...
Eros.Vision ICO Goes Full Scam?
This writer warned investors of the Eros.Vision scam in the pages of Hacked.com not long ago. Now the project has come full circle, blaming another company, Eros.com, for its woes. Accordingly, there is actually a trademark complaint regarding Eros ...
China to Use Blockchain Technology in Tax Collection and Electronic Invoice Issuance
China's government has announced that it will use Blockchain technology for tax collection and electronic invoice issuance. This will be a major test case for Blockchain technology as China is currently the second largest economy in the world with a ...
Solomon Exchange Launching its ICO: SMNX
Have you been desperately scouring the market searching for an impeccable ICO that is entirely risk free and completely simple? Well, look no further! Solomon Exchange has spent an extensive period of time researching the market and developing its own ...
HBO's $250000 Bitcoin Parlay Fails as Hackers Continue Thefts
In the wake of these attacks, many businesses in the UK have preemptively purchased Bitcoin in case they should need to pay a ransom to unlock time-sensitive files. Experts say the cyber thieves could have stolen even more sensitive data from HBO, ...
The Dark Web Sucks Now That My Mom Is On It
And there's always the chance that when I escrow some Zcash into my Waterhole account for a black-market kidney, the seller could turn out to be my mom. So thanks, Mom. I hope you're having loads of fun. Just please, please stop calling me by my actual ...
Bitcoin 'miners' dig more than just the money
In the basement of Brian Samson's house in Middletown, Delaware, computer hardware hums softly beneath monitors with scrolling lists of seemingly random numbers and letters. As Samson goes about his day as a web designer and app developer, the ...
Five ways blockchain tech is going to rock the music and movie industries
What's more interesting is how blockchain tech relates to other industries, like entertainment, for example. As a decentralized ledger, the blockchain aims to democratize oversight over digital assets, increase transparency, reduce transactional ...
The Exciting Story of Zcash (ZEC)
Zcash (ZEC) is a volatile coin that was trading as low as $30 in January of this year and has since skyrocketed hitting highs well over $400 in July. Trading volume on Zcash (ZEC) has skyrocketed during this time from under $1 million USD a day several ...
Bitcoin Is Literally Soaring Into Space After Rocket-Like Surge
Space-like adjectives are often used to describe bitcoin's stratospheric price rise. Now there may be some truth in those analogies. Blockstream Inc. plans to make the digital ledger underpinning the cryptocurrency accessible via satellite signal so ...
Ripple Confirms China Expansion Plans, Shoots Down Alibaba Rumor
Ripple is opening up about its plans to enter one of the world's largest markets. In new statements to CoinDesk, the San Francisco blockchain startup aimed to address rumors that first appeared last Thursday on XRP Chat, a forum dedicated to gossip and ...
New Platform Leverages Blockchain Infrastructure to Create, Rent, Sell 3D Content
The Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) worlds are exploding with new technology and developments. Companies and individuals are jumping on board, seeking new and innovative applications of this very powerful technology. The world was ...
Cryptocurrency Traders Risk IRS Trouble With Like-Kind Exchanges
Many cryptocurrency investors are inappropriately deferring capital gains taxes when they exchange one cryptocurrency for another. An example of this practice: exchanging Bitcoin for Ethereum through a cryptocurrency exchange and using IRC Section ...
Toronto Just Got Its First Ethereum ATMs
If you're a Canadian who's traded your hard-earned Actual Money for made-up internet coins amid the recent rush on ethereum, you're in luck! LocalCoinATM, an Ontario company that operates ATM-like kiosks for digital currencies, has added support for ...
US Law Labels Cryptocurrency Illicit Finance Trend
Cryptocurrency has always been intriguing to governments around the world. This is not for their own gain, but mainly because crypto is often perceived as a major threat to their economic and political power. A new foreign sanctions bill signed by ...
Ukraine Set to Offer Blockchain Real Estate to Foreign Investors
“Our ambition is for Ukraine to be one of the world's foremost nations in establishing a comprehensive Blockchain ecosystem, and the real estate sector forms an important part of our overall Blockchain strategy," Agency head Oleksandr Ryzhenko ...
Bob Wootton: Can Blockchain clean up the ad industry?
Blockchains are secure by design and are inherently resistant to modification of the data. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without affecting all subsequent blocks. A Blockchain therefore requires collaboration ...
JOHN McAFEE: Here's why you can't call bitcoin a 'bubble'
Likewise, what people see as a bitcoin "bubble," from the perspective of the new paradigm, is merely the predictable and systematic devaluation of fiat currencies that will continue, with obvious ups and downs, until all fiat currencies reach the zero ...
New Goalposts Set For Bitcoin, $7500 by Year End
In late July, an audacious figure of $5,000 per Bitcoin was predicted by stock researcher Ronnie Moas for the year end. However, the recent rally has seen Moas shift that figure by a full $2,500 to $7,500 as predictors try and keep up. With this ...
Record Bitcoin Gains Indicate High Times Ahead for Cannabis Cryptocurrency
One company racing to fill this cannabis payment options void is standout player SinglePoint, Inc. (OTC: SING) (SING Profile), which is currently on the fast-track to debuting a payment processing solution utilizing cryptocurrency. This pioneering ...
Blockchain startup to establish VC fund off the back of an initial coin offering
Tezos, a Switzerland-based blockchain technology startup, raised a record-setting amount via an initial coin offering (ICO) in July, and has now revealed that it will use $50 million of this capital to establish a VC fund. Additionally, it will invest ...
Here's What's Next for the Bitcoin Bubble
At a recent price of $4,100, Bitcoin has more than doubled from its “Bloody Sunday” panic selloff from less than a month ago. It's no secret that the crypto-bubble has arrived, the question now is: What happens next? If history is any guide, the crypto ...
Ethereum Breaks Blockchain Transaction Record, Price Steady
The Ethereum network has recorded a record 410,000 transactions in the last 24 hours - more than any Blockchain ever, reports say. Co-founder Vitalik Buterin retweeted the data Tuesday which should 410,061 transactions completed in what reporting ...
Bitcoin Bill Delayed as Russian Lawmakers Seek 'Optimal Solution'
The ever-changing landscape for cryptocurrencies – she cited "serious fluctuations" in prices and the collapse of bitcoin exchange BTC-e as issues of concern – is also spurring some working group members to assess the progress thus far. Sidorenko went ...
Experiment: Build a (Profitable) Ethereum Mining Rig From Spare Parts
Ethereum's mining difficulty is on the rise, and the crypto-currency's value seems to be on the decline thanks to so much mainstream attention. That's probably good news for gamers and general PC enthusiasts, but we also wondered if it's too late to ...
Crypto Gambling Monster Byte ICO Sells Out
Yes another ICO sells out! Bitcoin is at an all time high and the market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is over 138 Billion USD. ICOs are raising record amounts and at a speed that projects on Kickstarter or new start ups looking for ...
Bitcoin Cash Integration? Not So Simple Says Trezor
Bitcoin Cash integration was a simple fork of the existing Bitcoin chain. Trezor promised to develop BCH integration in its wallet, only to find out that it is not so simple. The hard fork of Bitcoin to create Bitcoin Cash on Aug. 1 resulted in a ...
WannaCry Aftermath: IoT Gets Blockchain Security Consortium
A UK university has partnered with an Indian tech institute to examine Blockchain protection against future cyberattacks like WannaCry. City University London and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur will work together via a consortium which will ...
How to Buy Ethereum Classic (ETC) is 3 Simple Steps – A Beginner's Guide
You've probably heard of Ethereum, which is the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the world, currently second only to bitcoin. You've also probably heard of Ethereum Classic, which is currently ranked as the 5th biggest altcoin according to its ...
PR: Solar DAO: Invest to the SUN. First real solar ICO
Solar DAO will be financed through the ICO for tokens that will grant access to the project's full profit (100%) through the quarterly distribution of dividends. The preliminary ICO will be held from July the 27th until August the 31st, and could be ...
Bitcoin market cap is within touching distance of major stocks like Netflix
Bitcoin hit another record high on Tuesday, with the continuing rally bringing its market capitalization within touching distance of major stocks like Netflix. The price of the cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $4,483.55 in early trade on Tuesday ...
Artificial intelligence and blockchain companies partner to advance healthcare research
Tuesday, 15th of August, 2017, Baltimore, MD - Insilico Medicine, Inc, a Baltimore-based next-generation artificial intelligence company today announced a research collaboration with The Bitfury Group, the world's leading full-service blockchain ...
$4200 Bitcoin Would Cost $7000 at Pre-2017 Market Dominance: Alistair Milne
Bitcoin would already be worth $7,000 if its market dominance returned to pre-2017 levels, calculations suggest. Findings uploaded to Twitter by investor and entrepreneur Alistair Milne suggest that without “Bitcoin Unlimited” or “forking fears ...
DetectorToken Announce ICO For Their Blockchain Based Bot
For interested investors, they have created an ICO which they plan to take it live on 20th August 2017. The total amount of DTCT tokens issued on the ICO is 10 million with an exchange rate of 1 Ethereum for 700 DTCT. The ICO will be live for over a ...