• Blockchain-based booking platform LockChain.co has announced the Alpha release of its marketplace. The version kicks off with around 600 completely integrated listings already in place. In addition, hosts can list their properties for free and travelers can book accommodations without any commissions. By the end of February 2018, the platform will feature 100,000 hotels, providing accommodation options worldwide. Nikola Alexandrov, the CEO of LockChain.co, explains the impetus behind the project: Booking.com and Airbnb.com charge on average

    LockChain.co Launches 0% Commission Travel Marketplace for Hotels and Short Term Rentals, 100k Hotels to be Integrated in 2018

    | 2018/01/19 6:30 pm
  • At the end of 2017, signs that Bitcoin was making the jump from a currency used and held only by technology and decentralization enthusiasts to a mainstream asset started to hit the press. The launch of Bitcoin futures on two of the major futures exchanges served up an opportunity for traders and investors that wanted to take a position in the cryptocurrency without having to buy and store bitcoins to do just that and, perhaps unsurprisingly,

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Owner to Launch Bitcoin Data Service

    | 2018/01/18 10:00 pm
  • When a company conducts an initial coin offering (ICO), traders and investors pick up the tokens that are issued as part of the offering based on expectations that, at a certain point in the future, the tokens will be traded for a price that’s higher than the price at which they picked up their holdings. The reasons a token might increase in price after it has been issued vary dramatically and are rooted in, among

    CLOUT Just Launched On Coinbene, Singapore’s Leading Cryptocurrency Exchange

    | 2018/01/18 5:30 pm
  • As we’ve started seeing in recent years, blockchain technology genuinely has the potential to change the way we live, and hundreds of startups are spring from almost every corner with the promise of disrupting just about every industry. The success of bitcoin so far in making us how to rethink how we use money offers hope that, if the idea sounds good and it’s well implemented,  it’ll eventually become a success. Based on this fact,

    The Benefits Of Investing In The MoonLite ICO

    | 2018/01/18 2:15 pm
  • With more people entering the crypto markets than ever before, the seeds of fear, uncertainty, and doubt has a greater impact on price volatility. Newbie traders jumping in and out on the whims of social media hype, and then panic selling, causes what happened over the past couple of days. However, looking at historical crypto charts, this January dip is nothing new. There are a number of reasons why the markets crash in January, and

    5 Reasons Why January’s Price Slump is Nothing to Worry About

    | 2018/01/18 6:00 am
  • Despite yesterday’s market slide, crypto mania is still alive and kicking. More and more companies are investing in their own blockchain solutions and cryptocurrencies. It was thought that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba was doing so, but it now appears that such is not the case. Editor’s Note: After this article was published, new information was found that showed Alibaba is not providing mining platforms or creating their own cryptocurrency. The company issued a statement on

    Alibaba Dispels Cryptocurrency Platform Rumors [UPDATED]

    | 2018/01/18 3:30 am
  • The US Treasury Department has cautioned investors that Venezuela’s Petro could be in violation of Washington-imposed financial sanctions. In December last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced that his government would be creating a digital currency, the Petro. In a country that is rapidly spiraling into a financial abyss, Maduro sees the state-controlled cryptocurrency as a sanction workaround and subsequently, a way to improve the country’s deep economic problems. During his annual message on the

    US Treasury Warns Investors: Venezuela’s Petro Could Violate Sanctions

    | 2018/01/18 1:00 am
  • Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, is looking at launching a national cryptocurrency called the e-Krona in as few as two years. Sweden’s position as potentially the world’s first cashless society has lead to a research note, written by HSBC economist James Pomeroy, entitled “Sweden’s big year: Can the economy overcome some challenges?” to identify the country as looking for international cooperation in developing an officially-sanctioned cryptocurrency. The note reads: The so-called e-Krona will have to

    Sweden Set To Become First Economy To Introduce Own Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/01/17 5:00 pm
  • The explosive growth of cryptocurrencies and blockchain based solutions fueled a switch of future online payments from traditional banking to crypto. The global online retail market will reach 3 trillion dollars in the end of 2018. With such potential of the industry new players started to emerge offering completely different ways to get paid for e-commerce businesses. Why Is Crypto so Much Better? The retail world is experiencing growth such as has never been seen

    Bitcoinus – the Pioneer of Online Crypto Processing

    | 2018/01/17 3:00 pm
  • Following months of bad press and publicity, lending and exchange platform Bitconnect has announced that it is shutting down. Many had suspected the platform of being a Ponzi scheme, and it had suffered multiple DDoS attacks on the website. In an announcement on its website, the platform said it was closing the lending operation immediately with the release of all outstanding loans. The notice cited continuous bad press, including two Cease and Desist letters from

    Bitconnect Shuts Down Amid Crypto Crash

    | 2018/01/17 6:15 am
  • When crypto markets fall, most altcoins take a beating together, as has been the case during this morning’s Asian trading session. All in the top ten are showing red with some, such as Ripple, falling by as much as 15% in the past 24 hours. Only one altcoin is posting positive gains and that is NEO. A bigger selloff occurred last week when fearmongering media outlets misreported a total crypto ban in South Korea. What

    NEO Shines as Bears Bash Crypto Markets

    | 2018/01/16 10:15 am
  • Where to store your cryptocurrency can be a dilemma, especially when articles like this appear. With more digital currency entering the marketplace, hackers and cyber criminals are upping their efforts to steal it. It what could be considered a virtual bank robbery, online wallet provider Blackwallet was hacked over the weekend. The incursion resulted in the loss of over $400,000 of Stellar Lumens from customers’ accounts. It was reported that the group hijacked the server

    Stellar Lumens Lifted in Blackwallet Hack

    | 2018/01/16 3:45 am
  • One of the problems facing those new to the cryptocurrency markets is the level of complexity in using exchanges and making trades. Some degree of technical knowledge is required to open, navigate and trade on a crypto exchange account, get one thing wrong and your virtual currency disappears into the ether. Symmetry Fund aims to alleviate the digital distress by offering a balanced cryptocurrency and ICO investment fund. Crypto investment funds are the best way

    Cryptocurrency Trading Without the Complexities with Symmetry Fund

    | 2018/01/15 11:00 pm
  • If you were lucky enough to buy Bitcoin early on, the chances are that you are retired now. No other investment in the world has performed like BTC over the last few years and those that saw the revolution coming are now multi-millionaires. This success has led to an influx of investors trying to find the next big cryptocurrency so that they can make thousands of percent returns in only a few years. In this

    How To Find The Next Big Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/01/15 7:00 pm
  • The freelancer market has grown into a $1.5 trillion industry, as more and more people consider self-employed opportunities. Ethearnal is looking to bring blockchain technology into this rapidly growing field. Freelancing – Changing the Way the World Works Freelancing has completely blown up in recent years, as the internet makes it easier than ever for skilled workers to be matched with clients and employers. People in the fields of graphic design, computer programming, and many

    Disrupting the Freelance Industry with Ethearnal

    | 2018/01/15 5:00 pm
  • Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp, believed to be widely used by cryptocurrency companies and investment firms, has reportedly ceased all international wire-based, cryptocurrency-related money transfers. Fortune broke the news that Metropolitan Bank is immediately “ceasing all international crypto-related wire transfers to and from” the bank itself, according to a source that is a customer of the bank. Supposedly, the reason for the shutdown was because the bank could not verify the compliance of international wire transfers

    Metropolitan Bank Halting Cryptocurrency-Related Transfers

    | 2018/01/15 12:00 pm
  • These are still very early days for crypto markets, and rising stars can fall just as quickly. Just ten days ago, one altcoin was looking to be the Next Big Thing, surging into the top ten and reaching the number six spot in the market capacity charts in a couple of days. Things can change quickly in crypto land, and a wave of social media FUD and PR blunders has brought Tron back down to

    Tron Struggles to Break Free From FUD

    | 2018/01/15 9:30 am
  • With regulation coming thick and fast across Asia the effects on the markets can be seen instantly. Last week a bucket-load of FUD caused a sell-off when a number of large news agencies misreported that South Korea was banning crypto trading. This wasn’t the case at all and the country remains open. Russia could soon be joining them as it prepares to vote on legalizing crypto exchanges. According to Newsweek, citing Russian media, the Ministry

    Russia Set to Vote on Legalizing Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/01/15 2:00 am
  • The Ukranian government is planning to form a group that will oversee regulatory measures for cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency exchanges. Regulating Cryptocurrencies As cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular and widespread, many governments worldwide are introducing regulatory frameworks for digital currencies and exchanges. In 2017 the whole cryptocurrency market experienced an explosive growth rate which drew a lot of attention from governments and financial institutions. According to a recent statement by the National Security and Defense Council of

    Ukraine Is Creating Official Group for Cryptocurrency Regulation

    | 2018/01/14 11:30 pm
  • Bitcoin investors in the UK have reportedly been facing issues with acquiring mortgages with their profits, as Banks refuse or are unsure how to deal with funds derived from cryptocurrency. As Bitcoin prices rise, so do investor profits, and if a report from the UK’s The Sun newspaper is to be believed, it appears as though investors could potentially have trouble when it comes to securing a mortgage with their Bitcoin money. Some banks in

    UK Bitcoin Investors Denied Mortgages To Buy Homes

    | 2018/01/14 12:15 pm
  • Finding the right person for a job is difficult. Using blockchain technology, Experty looks to connect people to experts in a seamless, cost-effective way. In the world today, communication is more important than ever. 20th-century technologies like the telephone completely changed how the world talked to each other, and the internet only added to it. Now, you can send a message to anyone, anywhere in the world, essentially for free via email or text. That’s

    Communication Via the Blockchain with Experty.io

    | 2018/01/13 2:00 pm
  • A decision made back in 2016 by former Ripple boss Chris Larsen causing a rift between him and the company took another twist this week. A deal was signed with a bank consortium which included an option for its partner to buy 5 billion tokens at when they were valued at a pittance. Ripple has countersued, claiming the deal was made in bad faith.    Following the meteoric price rise of XRP in the past

    The Twelve Billion Dollar Ripple Lawsuit Saga Deepens

    | 2018/01/13 2:00 am
  • “When one door closes, another one opens,” so the saying goes. This is particularly relevant in crypto land where digital doors open and close daily. China’s crypto mining clampdown last week has sparked an exodus from the country to friendlier climes, and India has seen an opportunity. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts in India are being made offers to set up mining facilities according to reports. This has come despite the government’s still cautious stance on digital currencies.

    India Eyeing Opportunity Amid China’s Crypto Mining Exodus

    | 2018/01/12 11:30 pm