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Helicopter Money Policy by Central Banks Will Benefit Global Cryptocurrency Adoption
A lot people wonder where the sudden interest in cryptocurrencies is coming from. Rising prices certainly help to raise more awareness. However,it appears the global central bank woes are the biggest driving factor right now. Up until recently, demand ...
CoinPayments to Compensate XRP Holders next Week
The company has diverted most of the funds from its corporate liquidity along with contributions from the promoters to procure the required amount of XRP at a fixed price from Ripple Inc. However, until the transaction from CoinPayments is executed ...
Top 3 Reasons Not to Use an Exchange Wallet to Participate in a Cryptocurrency ICO
Even though cryptocurrency ICOs have been going on for quite some time now, a lot of basic questions continue to show up. It appears there is a lot of confusion as to why one should never send funds to an ICO from their exchange wallet directly. There ...
In relief rally, bitcoin jumps more than 20% from June low
In less than three days, bitcoin bounced more than 20 percent from its low of the month. Developers appeared to reach some agreement on a technological upgrade that threatened to divide bitcoin in two. Bitcoin remains more than 150 percent higher ...
“Can't Infer Every Organization Will Use Ethereum Blockchain”: Agrello Chief Scientist
Agrello is designed to be a cross-organizational network. It calls itself blockchain-agnostic. “You can't simply infer by default that every organization will use Ethereum blockchain,” says Agrello Chief Scientist Alex Norta. “Some organization might ...
Banking Giants Start to Use Blockchain Technology to Backup Data & Process Transactions
$82 bln banking giant Morgan Stanley and leading financial institution Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) are utilizing Blockchain technology-based platforms to maintain backup records and process transactions. Earlier this week, several publications ...
There Will Be No Bubble for Bitcoin and Ethereum, Here's Why
The aforementioned equations show that a manipulative thinking pattern is the usual baseline and not a cognitive function. This shows the reflexive nature of all markets one of the clear indicators that Bitcoin and Ethereum are far from experiencing a ...
Bancor's blockbuster ICO and the risk of blockchain investing
Blockchain startup Bancor closed a $150 million ICO raise this week — a landmark event, both in the speed and the magnitude of the raise. What is Bancor doing that got investors so excited? It's trying to hit the blockchain domain at its very heart ...
Economics Professor: Bitcoin Will Make Plenty of Millionaires
Bitcoin hit $3,000 this month after a big correction down to $2,682 from $2,957 in the period of two days. CCN reported that billionaire Mark Cuban was calling bitcoin's recent price surge a bubble. However, this is not the case since the ...
Venezuelans Continue to Seek Refuge in Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies
It's no secret that Venezuela is in an economic tailspin. The country famously sought to end corruption (a la India in November 2016) by removing the 100 Bolivar note from circulation. The widespread panic that the already nearly valueless currency ...
Does Bitcoin Need Government Support For It to Go Mainstream?
Bitcoin has made use of peer-to-peer transaction technology, allowing individuals to transfer money online. Despite the innovation behind Blockchain technology, the problem still lies in the fact that regulations and laws within the field of Bitcoin ...
Coinbase to White Hat Hacker: We Don't Want Your Bitcoin
Less than a year ago, Vinny Troia, CEO and principal security consultant of Night Lion Security and a certified white hat hacker, was sent a compliance form by US bitcoin exchange Coinbase, where he had an account. Coinbase wanted to know how Troia ...
Octanox: Fixing Interoperability In the Cryptocurrency Space
With the growing trend towards decentralization both in digital services and in the amount of available solutions, interoperability becomes a problem, even more so in the cryptocurrency world, where adoption is still distant and already a vast number ...
Ethereum's ERC-20 Tokens Are All the Rage. But What Are They Anyway?
Ethereum wants to create an ecosystem where everything works together seamlessly as part of its vision for a 'world computer' – and that includes the tokens required to power it. Launched in 2014 by a band of coders and an upstart teenager, ethereum ...
Dozens of Banks Are On Board With Ripple, but What About XRP?
For the longest time, people have been wondering when banks will finally integrate distributed ledger technology. It appears quite a few institutions are well on their way to achieving this goal, and they will use Ripple's technology to do so. In fact ...
Man Robbed at Gunpoint for $1100 Worth of Bitcoins in Brooklyn
While digital currencies are slowly making themselves known to the world starting with Bitcoin followed by Ethereum, carrying digital currencies with you pose the same threat as having traditional fiat. Such is the case of a 28-year-old New Yorker who ...
Goldman Sachs Predicts Bearish Movement for Bitcoin Once It Reaches $3100
Banking giant Goldman Sachs has recently warned its clients that the Bitcoin may halt in its bullish movement and head for a bearish movement very soon, according to a report by Interactive Investor. While the company that does not regularly monitor ...
First Large Scale Analysis of the Ripple Cryptocurrency Network
Ripple has become an important player in the new world of cryptocurrencies. A wide range of banks and other financial institutions have begun to play with it along with numerous individuals. The result is that Ripple's market capitalisation is now ...
Investing legend and Amazon bull Bill Miller likes Whole Foods deal, plus Valeant and bitcoin
Finally, Miller and his son, Bill Miller IV, are also big bitcoin bulls, believing the digital currency whose price has soared this year is bound for disruptor status. "It is a true disruptor and true innovation in money," the elder Miller said. "We ...
BIP91: The SegWit Activation "Kludge" That Should Keep Bitcoin Whole
Bitcoin's long-lasting scaling debate appeared to be heading toward a climax lately, with two proposals gaining significant traction. At one end of the fence there is Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 148 (BIP148), a user activated soft fork (UASF ...
In the Green: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound After Market Correction
The wider cryptocurrency market saw a notable correction earlier in the week, with its collective market cap falling by more than 20% after reaching an all-time high of $117.2bn on 12th June. This stood in contrast to the significant inflows seen over ...
South Korean Government to Auction $540k in Bitcoin
It is anticipated that the final bid could be slightly lower than the market price, which is currently at approximately $2,525, according to CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index. KAMCO told the publication that 3% of the sales will be returned to the South ...
A gentleman's guide to Ethereum
Ethereum is a big network of computers connected over the internet, each one storing a copy of a database, and was originally conceived by Russian developer Vitalik Buterin, 23. That database is a ledger, or a record of a series of transactions that ...
SEC may be Looking for Ways to Regulate the Cryptocurrency ICO Market
It was only a matter of time until regulators caught up with cryptocurrency ICOs. These coin offerings have gone unregulated for quite some time now, while raising millions in funding. Anyone buying into these token sales in the US is – according to ...
August 1st And The End Of Bitcoin? - Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF ...
August 1st And The End Of Bitcoin? - Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF ...
How Can You Actually Spend Your Bitcoins, Explained
In the earliest days of Bitcoin, when it was barely more than a hobby for a small number of enthusiasts, almost the only way to spend it was through an online forum. The famous 10,000 BTC pizza deal is a great example - it even has an unofficial ...
E&Y Report: How the Wealth Management Industry Could Benefit from the Blockchain
Blockchain technology has morphed from a popular buzzword to a technology that is in the process of revamping a wide range of operational and business processes within the financial service industry. A segment of the financial industry that could ...
Blockchain technology – what it is, what are its use cases, and what it means for you
“Blockchain is basically good for protecting any kind of asset and transaction that needs to be tamper-resistant. This includes transportation, voting, medical records, reputation, identity, IoT. In fact the entire Internet Archive could be kept on a ...
Bitcoin Millionaires And Newton's Mistake
Congratulations Bitcoin millionaires. You made your first and perhaps your second million of dollars -- quickly, very quickly. Perhaps in the last six months in the Bitcoin investment trust. Now make sure that you don't lose all that money faster than ...
EY Report: How the Wealth Management Industry Could Benefit from the Blockchain
Blockchain technology has morphed from a popular buzzword to a technology that is in the process of revamping a wide range of operational and business processes within the financial service industry. A segment of the financial industry that could ...
Don't Ignore Technical Analysis If You Are Trading Bitcoin
Bitcoin tumbles 19%, the most in more than two years, reported Bloomberg news. As a person who uses Elliott Waves, which is a form of technical analysis, I would like to demonstrate to you how traders can benefit enormously by paying attention to ...
Chinese Tech Firms, Universities to Launch Blockchain Consortium ...
Chinese Tech Firms, Universities to Launch Blockchain Consortium ...
Blockchain Firm Bitfury Teams with Insurance Broker Risk Cooperative
Blockhain technology company The Bitfury Group said it is partnering with the Washington, D.C. insurance advisory and brokerage firm Risk Cooperative to pioneer blockchain applications in the $60 billion insurance intermediation market. The Bitfury ...
Top 5 Ethereum Classic Wallets
Now that Ethereum Classic is becoming a lot more popular, the quest to find a proper wallet solution is in full effect. There are quite a few different wallet solutions out there for ETC users, although some of them are slightly “better” than others ...
Why Blockchain Creates A New 'Architecture of Trust'
Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Kevin Werbach talks about the transformative potential of the blockchain, the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies such as the bitcoin. While the adoption of cyber-currencies is running into ...
Fallling Prices, Bitcoin Accompanied by Ethereum and Tech Stocks
The technology issues have also caused fluctuations in Ethereum price as the cryptocurrency is supported by most of the affected exchange platforms. Apart from the technical issues faced by centralized exchange platforms, negative comments about ...
4 Reasons A CPA Should Learn Blockchain
Discussing blockchain is a difficult matter which attracts a lot of fear, skepticism, and incredible hype all at the same time. A major reason for this is because blockchain is so heavily associated with Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency advocated by techno ...
Europe's IT Systems Agency Explores Blockchain At Industry Roundtable
An EU agency focused on the interoperability of IT systems discussed blockchain during a recent industry event. Eu-LISA, formed in 2013 to help members of the European Union share information across borders, held a roundtable on 8th June that saw the ...
This ethereum-based project could change how we think about digital art
What makes this project unique is that each image is tied to a piece of computer code on the blockchain-based Ethereum platform. That means the owner of each piece of art is clear—and that ownership can be transferred. The result is a finite set of ...
Can Bitcoin Be Considered A Real Asset Class Or Currency?
Bitcoin rally takes a breather. It has real world value and prices should continue to increase or remain fairly stable going forward. If you are an investor, take extreme caution in the current exuberance taking hold of cryptocurrencies. There seem to ...