• Banks and financial institutions might need to embrace instant payments and bank transfers in order to be able to compete with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Competing with Cryptocurrencies One of the main reasons why cryptocurrencies have gained such popularity is their ability to instantly send payments worldwide cheaply and quickly – usually within a couple minutes. Banking transfers currently require 2-3 days to process and often times are more expensive than Bitcoin transfers. Many experts believe

    ECB Tells Banks to Implement Instant Payments in Order to Compete with Bitcoin

    | 2017/11/30 5:45 pm
  • As Bitcoin breaches fresh all-time highs, compliance with the tax authorities becomes a confusing, yet key, priority for anyone booking profits.  The Tax Man Cometh With Bitcoin having broken the $10,000-mark yesterday and currently sitting just shy of that level as of the start of play on Thursday, many holders will be considering cashing out some of their portfolios and converting it to fiat so as to book profits on their longer-term coins. Sure, the longer term hodlers

    Libra Just Made It Easier For Exchanges To Remain Tax Compliant

    | 2017/11/30 3:45 pm
  • Ultimately the market for ICOs is about the companies that make up that market. When you buy a token, you are holding a promise. You’re not holding a piece of that company. It’s important to understand at a deep level what that promise is. From Skeptic to True Believer For the past few days, I’ve examined the top performing ICOs that are backed by Ethereum’s ERC-20. Almost all of them are promises to deliver value

    The Top 25 ICOs With the Highest Returns (Infographic)

    | 2017/11/30 2:30 am
  • Speculators and cryptocurrency traders might not be the only ones that are benefiting from the current Bitcoin rally. Many stocks of Asian companies have rapidly risen today, as Bitcoin managed to hit a new all-time high. Asian Company Stocks are Rallying The whole financial and technology world is watching today, as the popular decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin managed, for the first time to reach the astonishing price of $11,517 and a total market cap valuation of over

    How Asian Companies are Benefiting From the Current Bitcoin Rally

    | 2017/11/30 1:00 am
  • As the whole finance and tech world is currently focusing on Bitcoin, Ethereum has managed to hit a new all-time high price as well.  The Rise of Ethereum Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency that is currently in the news spotlight. The digital currency Ethereum has also gained a lot of momentum over the last couple of months. Analysts and experts believe that the reason for the astronomical rise of Ethereum is the recent hype around

    Ethereum Price Breaks $500 Barrier for the First Time

    | 2017/11/29 6:00 pm
  • Where Bitcoin goes, do altcoins follow? It would seem so for Litecoin, whose price rose yesterday in tandem with Bitcoin, reaching an all-time high of $102.21. With Bitcoin’s history-making move yesterday as it passed the $10,000 mark, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement and celebration and forget about the achievements of other cryptocurrencies. Litecoin – often thought of as silver to Bitcoin’s gold – is a prime example. As Bitcoin climbed

    The Little Engine That Could – Litecoin Breaks $100, Outperforming Bitcoin in 2017

    | 2017/11/29 9:00 am
  • As the world celebrates Bitcoin’s surge above $10,000 USD, hedge fund wizard Michael Novogratz predicts that Bitcoin will “easily” reach $40,000 USD in the next few months. Novogratz is equally bullish on Ethereum. Bitcoin Will Surpass $40,000 in 2018 Bitcoin enthusiasts and financial experts take former Fortress Investment Group chief Michael Novogratz’s predictions seriously. He has been proven correct time and time again. On November 21, 2017, Novogratz predicted that Bitcoin’s value would be higher

    Novogratz Sets Next Target Price for Bitcoin at $40,000

    | 2017/11/28 4:00 pm
  • Bitcoin’s largest long-standing danger is not central banks or government bodies, it is the technological know-how behind Bitcoin that anyone can use to launch new cryptocurrencies. This is proved by the quick development in the supply of other digital currencies that are challenging Bitcoin. An increased volume of new cryptocurrencies carries the possibility of ultimately crushing or at least greatly influencing Bitcoin prices and adoption. Altcoins’ Potential Earlier this month we witnessed an interesting situation.

    Crypto Wars: Bitcoin vs Altcoins

    | 2017/11/27 3:30 pm
  • British company BitCoen is opening up an international blockchain market. The company declared its strategic goal – to help interaction between representatives of the Jewish communities around the world. The BitCoen ecosystem is a system of services, qualitatively improving the life of the Jewish community. Jewish communities from different countries demonstrated their interest in the project during the pre-sale period. Even before the start of the token sale, the project had amassed a following of

    BitCoen.io, the First Kosher (Jewish) Crypto-token and Blockchain Ecosystem, to Launch Token Sale on November 28, 2017

    | 2017/11/27 4:00 am
  • Amid various scams and scandals, Bitcoin Gold has finally been listed on CoinMarketCap. It is already ahead of major altcoins such as Dash, Litecoin, and Monero and has risen hundreds of dollars in price since its initial listings and is currently sitting at around $360. The Second Continuing Fork of the BTC Network Bitcoin Gold forked off the main network earlier this month, with the weeks leading up to the fork being rife with confusion.

    Bitcoin Gold Debuts at #5 on CoinMarketCap

    | 2017/11/26 3:00 am
  • Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp will support three Bitcoin Cash trading pairs – BCH/USD, BCH/EUR, and BCH/BTC – starting the first week of December due to customer demand. Bitstamp, the twelfth largest crypto exchange by volume and the seventh highest ranked exchange on BestBitcoinExchange.io, recently announced it would support Bitcoin Cash (BCH) trading starting the first week of December. Bitcoin Cash is currently trading around $1600. Although originally supported by only a handful of exchanges following its

    Bitstamp to Add Bitcoin Cash Trading in December

    | 2017/11/25 8:45 pm
  • Bitcoin’s meteoric flight does not take a break. Shrugging off the weekend and Thanksgiving Day, Bitcoin boldly surpassed the $8,700 USD mark, on Saturday morning, November 25, 2017. Similarly, on the same date, Ethereum reached a fresh all-time high of $480 USD. Bitcoin’s Unstoppable Spectacular Surge Investors have been in a bullish mood, setting Bitcoin on a steady trajectory towards the stratosphere since November 17, 2017, when the cryptocurrency touched the $8,000 resistance level. On

    Bitcoin Smashes a New All-Time High of $8,700

    | 2017/11/25 4:00 pm
  • After China and South Korea started cracking down on cryptocurrencies and altcoin exchanges, a new report states that the Malaysian government is preparing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.  More Cryptocurrency Regulations   A few months ago, news emerged that the Chinese regulatory body imposed bans and regulations regarding cryptocurrency activities. The ban mainly focused on Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs, because regulators feared that some of them may have been fraudulent. Regulators demanded that the

    Malaysian Government to Introduce Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrencies

    | 2017/11/25 12:30 pm
  • The world’s economy is abuzz, but no story in the past year rivals the explosive emergence of digital currencies as the most talked-about financial phenomenon in recent history.  It was not always the case.  [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Marcus Andrade – Digital Currency Visionary A year ago, Bitcoin was barely discussed in financial circles, and a few years before that, only technology enthusiasts paid any attention.  Back then, those few involved in digital

    AML BitCoin Creator Saw Early Weakness in Digital Currency World, Innovated Solution and Filed Patents Well Before World Financial Leaders

    | 2017/11/24 4:00 pm
  • Even though everyone is talking about smart contracts and their advantages over traditional paper contracts, only a handful of people are addressing the elephant in the room: most of the businesses don’t know how to use smart contracts yet. Vagan Abelyan, the COO and co-founder of Jincor, is among those few who are trying to make smart contracts and other blockchain technologies more accessible to modern businesses. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] At Jincor,

    Interview with Jincor Co-Founder and COO Vagan Abelyan

    | 2017/11/24 2:00 pm
  • The Bitcoin community has woken up to another hard fork of the network, this time called Bitcoin Diamond (BCD). BCD Boasts ’28 Exchange’ Support Continuing an accelerating trend, BCD developers announced the coin had successfully forked at block 495866, with support from “28 global exchanges.” $BCD BORN !!! At Nov.24 GMT 9:20am !!! Bitcoin Diamond ($BCD) successfully forked at block height 495866 and 28 global exchanges launched !! pic.twitter.com/6dpjLhmZeX — Bitcoin Diamond (@BitcoinDiamond_) November 24,

    Another Day, Another ‘Bitcoin’: Diamond Launches As Gold Passes $400

    | 2017/11/24 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin is steadily gaining traction in the finance and investment world and the Finnish Bitcoin broker Prasos is looking to expand into the European market.  The Bitcoin Expansion in Europe Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have rapidly expanded in the American and Asian investment markets. This week,  the total cryptocurrency market valuation managed to climb over $250 billion. Many analysts believe that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will further grow in the upcoming months. A recent article by Capital

    Finnish Bitcoin Broker Prasos Looking to Further Expand in Europe

    | 2017/11/23 10:45 pm
  • The developers of Bitcoin Gold (BTG) have released an official statement on the MyBTGWallet scam that resulted in millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency being stolen. While the realm of cryptocurrency is exciting, it can still be a wild and dangerous place where scammers seek any opportunity to rip people off. A major firestorm currently raging is the MyBTGWallet scam that resulted in millions of dollars in digital currency being stolen from people’s wallets. Although

    Bitcoin Gold Releases Statement on MyBTGWallet Scam

    | 2017/11/23 9:00 am
  • Tether’s bizarre recent history continues as developers report a hack worth over $30 million at market value. Tether: Huge Losses Counter Huge Issuance Following several weeks of increased issuance of Tether’s token USDT, which notionally acts as a US dollar replacement, a “malicious action” has removed almost 31 million from its Treasury wallet. “…We discovered that funds were improperly removed from the Tether treasury wallet through malicious action by an external attacker,” an announcement read

    Tether Loses $30 Million to Hackers, ‘Temporarily Hard Forks’ to Prevent Spending of Stolen Funds

    | 2017/11/21 4:00 am
  • The Bitcoin wallet provided by Bitcoin.com is defaulting to Bitcoin clone Bitcoin Cash (BCH) instead of Bitcoin (BTC). Users sending Bitcoins to a BCH address could potentially lose their coins. The controversy was brought to light on a posting on Reddit’s /r/Bitcoin, where one user claimed that the Bitcoin.com wallet defaulting to a BCH wallet is a “scam”. The move is certainly confusing, as the Bitcoin.com wallet which defaults to Bitcoin Cash is called a

    Bait and Switch? Controversial Bitcoin.com Wallet Defaults to Bitcoin Cash

    | 2017/11/20 6:15 pm
  • As Initial Coin Offerings are rising in popularity, experts are advising investors to be careful about fraudulent token sales. Fraudulent ICOs Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, have become increasingly popular over the past year. Many interesting projects and startups have decided to raise funds through ICOs instead of through venture capitalists. According to the cryptocurrency statistics website CoinSchedule, over $3 billion was invested in many different token sales this year alone. The reason why so

    Investors Should be More Careful in Which ICOs They Invest

    | 2017/11/18 10:15 pm
  • Literally millions of people have joined the world of cryptocurrencies recently. For example, Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, has added around 2 million new clients within two months. Blockchain.com, the major electronic wallet, found its client base increase by 1.8 million during the same time frame. Most of these people are newbies, unacquainted with security issues and risks that surround complex but currently profitable cryptocurrency realm. This makes them easy targets for cybercriminals

    How to Secure Your Cryptocurrency Wallet: 16 Simple Tips for Beginners

    | 2017/11/17 10:00 pm
  • The Lightning Network brought to Bitcoin with Segwit enables users to instantly exchange Bitcoin for Litecoin and vice versa. The first ever transaction between the two coins has now happened. Segwit (short for Segregated Witness) brought with it many new exciting features for Bitcoin when it was implemented in August this year, not least of them atomic swaps and the Lightning Network. The Lightning Network is an off chain network, that can, among other things,

    First Ever Cross Chain Atomic Swap Between Bitcoin and Litecoin a Success

    | 2017/11/17 2:30 pm