• Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a hot topic in the cryptocurrency space, where both massive profits and fraudulent scams abound — but is there really a bubble forming? Weighing the Pros and Cons While the cryptocurrency market houses no shortage of controversy, Initial Coin Offerings might take the cake. On one hand, ICOs allow regular people to access the venture capital space previously reserved for only those with big pockets, while providing near instantaneous liquidity.

    The Dot-Com Bubble Still Dwarfs the Cryptocurrency ‘Bubble’

    | 2018/03/19 3:30 pm
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to reach its greedy claws into the pockets of cryptocurrency investors — surprising some with unexpected bills. Land of the Free, Home of the IRS Cryptocurrency is still a new and wild market, but that doesn’t mean the IRS isn’t prepared to screw you over on your digital currency transactions as much as possible. According to the Internal Revenue Service, cryptocurrency investors aren’t merely liable to pay taxes when

    The IRS Isn’t Making it Easy for Cryptocurrency Investors

    | 2018/03/19 11:30 am
  • Hackers involved in the high-profile Coincheck heist earlier this year may have successfully converted half of the stolen NEM tokens into other digital currencies. Hung out to Dry As reported by Japan Today, hackers involved in the large-scale Coincheck heist may have utilized the anonymous “dark web” — which has proved troublesome to investigators trying to track the stolen cryptocurrency then valued at roughly $547 million. According to a cybersecurity expert, hackers created a website

    Half Of Coincheck ’s Stolen NEM May Have Already Been Laundered

    | 2018/03/19 9:30 am
  • An executive confirms that Mastercard is open to the use of cryptocurrency, but there is a major catch involved. Banks have notoriously been steadfast in their opposition to cryptocurrencies, and this is for a very good reason. The peer-to-peer economic marketplace of digital currencies is a direct threat to the current financial monopoly held by banks and other financial institutions. Which is why it was surprising when an executive at Mastercard said that the credit

    Mastercard Open to Cryptocurrency, But There’s a Catch

    | 2018/03/19 3:30 am
  • The FTC has filed a lawsuit against two companies that have reportedly defrauded somewhere around 30,000 people worldwide, affirming their intent to disallow major cryptocurrency scam projects. Cracking Down on Crypto Scams The FTC’s primary focus is to protect consumers and enforce the legal framework that creates a competitive market, and they’re starting to take notice of the cryptocurrency space. There have been many questionable projects and quite a few outright scams. Some have promised absurd

    Federal Trade Commission Files Lawsuit, Targets ‘Deceptive Cryptocurrency Schemes’

    | 2018/03/18 9:30 pm
  • ZeroEdge is extremely excited to announce that fintech – blockchain advisor, global speaker and executive, Kenneth Goodwin has joined the ZeroEdge advisory team. Kenneth is a globally dynamic executive with 20+ years of banking and capital markets experience — widely sought after for impacted results on innovation and technology, risk management and capital raising projects. He is also a U.S. White House Business Council/Business Forward member and frequently published thought leader and speaker on data management, innovation

    Kenneth Goodwin – FinTech-Blockchain Advisor joins Zerocoin – Crypto Currency for Gambling

    | 2018/03/18 5:30 pm
  • Saifu is looking to bridge the gap between fiat and digital currencies and bring access to financial services to the more than 2 million unbanked and underbanked people around the world. Bitcoinist recently sat down with Zach Murray, marketing director of the Czech-based startup, to discuss the merits of the platform, their upcoming ICO, and their participation in the recently completed Asian Tour 2018 roadshow. Bitcoinist: For our readers who may not be familiar with

    Crypto-Fiat Financial Platform Saifu to Make Using Cryptocurrency as Easy as Using a Traditional Online Bank Account

    | 2018/03/18 3:00 pm
  • The global unbanked have been frozen out of most economic ecosystems, but Paxful is changing this through the selling of gift cards on their cryptocurrency exchange. The rich and elite have a lot of options when it comes to economic decisions. They can invest in gold, stocks, bonds, precious gems, artwork, real estate, automobiles, and cryptocurrency. The only snag they face is the wait to convert the value of one asset into another, but such

    Gift Cards and Paxful Offer Economic Options to the Global Unbanked

    | 2018/03/18 1:00 pm
  • Mingo, the all-in-one crypto messaging, e-commerce and e-sports platform, announced today that the project will be built using next-generation hashgraph technology from Hedera. Mingo lets you chat with its unique multichannel messaging capability and will soon let you shop and play on its platform, featuring an integrated cryptocurrency wallet and multi-use plugin capability. The company’s founders believe that their app will be a gateway to widespread consumer adoption of cryptocurrency, which they expect will grow

    Mingo Adopts the Next Generation of Blockchain Technology for Its Three-In-One App Using Hedera’s Hashgraph Technology

    | 2018/03/18 11:00 am
  • 2018 is going to be a year of seismic change for the cryptocurrency community, just like 2017. But while 2017 mostly saw explosive growth, from the rise of ICOs to mainstream news coverage of Bitcoin to the soaring values of other prominent cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Ripple, 2018 is likely to show the cryptocurrency world less exuberant, unrestrained growth and more thoughtful industry development. The looming specter of promised SEC regulation, the predicted “pop”

    How Nano and Telegram are Championing Ongoing Development

    | 2018/03/18 9:30 am
  • Reports say that Twitter will follow in the footsteps of Facebook and Google by banning a wide range of cryptocurrency ads. It appears that the digital world of cyberspace is continuing to shrink for those seeking to publish cryptocurrency ads. Facebook was the first to lower the boom as the social media platform banned cryptocurrency ads. This was followed shortly thereafter by a similar purge by internet behemoth Google. Now reports are coming out, saying

    Twitter to Begin Banning Cryptocurrency Ads

    | 2018/03/18 8:00 am
  • One of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency wallet and trading platforms, Coinbase, has completed a deal with one of the biggest banks in Britain.  Bitcoin Trading to Become Easier for British Residents Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange platforms worldwide, has announced that it successfully opened a bank account with the major British bank, Barclays. According to a recent CNBC article, most British banks have abstained from doing business with cryptocurrency-related businesses, in general, due to

    British Bank Barclays Partners with Coinbase

    | 2018/03/18 5:00 am
  • The bullish cryptocurrency year of 2017 has attracted a vast range of worldwide projects and attention. Now that this industry has a $300+ Billion market capitalization, there’s one question growing larger with economists and tech watchers: What is the real economic value of these Blockchain startups and how will they make an actual impact on our lives? How will they perform over time and will they manage to keep up with the promises they made

    This Tiny Altcoin Proves There’s Light at the End of the Crypto Tunnel!

    | 2018/03/18 3:00 am
  • South Korea continues to make headlines in the cryptocurrency world as authorities raided and confiscated property from three cryptocurrency exchanges following a January investigation. Raiding Party Last month, legal authorities in Seoul raided three cryptocurrency exchanges. The raids followed a government investigation in January, which concluded that a certain amount of customer’s assets had been illegally transferred to exchange managers’ private bank accounts. According to lead prosecutor Jeong Dae-jeong, authorities conducted the raids over a three

    South Korean Authorities Raid Three Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    | 2018/03/18 1:00 am
  • The MoonLite Project, which aims to dominate the cryptocurrency mining industry through the creation and operation of multiple industrial-scale data centers powered completely by green energy, has secured both power and distribution in a highly-competitive region of Iceland. Making Connections The MoonLite Project is based in the Keflavik — an area of Iceland which already houses a number of prominent data centers and is conveniently located near the main international airport. Securing energy in this

    MoonLite Confirms Power & Distribution for Massive Mining Operation in Iceland

    | 2018/03/17 7:00 pm
  • The fintech industry has been at the epicenter of change brought on by the blockchain and smart contracts. However, one industry that has more or less escaped this change is the alternative investment industry. The reason for this is in part due to the fact that it is still run in an archaic way and has always struggled with opacity and overarching costs. Scandals, such as the Madoff Ponzi Fraud Scheme and the collapse of

    There Is More to Life Than Ethereum – Darcmatter Has Turned to Nem to Power Its Project

    | 2018/03/17 5:30 pm
  • Despite recent market volatility and declining valuations, more than half of investors exposed to cryptocurrency plan on purchasing more over the next year. Undeterred Optimism Research conducted by international communications agency Citigate Dewe Rogerson has revealed that 56 percent of cryptocurrency investors are planning on purchasing more digital assets over the next 12 months. Meanwhile, 31 percent of cryptocurrency investors are planning on holding all or selling some of their digital assets, while 8 percent

    Despite Recent Volatility, Majority of Financial Experts Remain Bullish on Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/03/17 2:00 pm
  • ZeroEdge is extremely excited to announce that digital pioneer and digital media executive, James Jones has joined the ZeroEdge advisory team. With over 20 years digital media and entertainment leadership James has held numerous top executive positions at multiple international companies within entertainment and gaming industries. James has a strong background in major intellectual property development working with iconic brands like Transformers, Lord of the Rings, Monopoly, and Dungeons & Dragons. Currently, James is a CEO

    James Jones – CEO at Chartbuster Games joins Zerocoin – Crypto Currency for Gambling

    | 2018/03/17 1:00 pm
  • The cryptocurrency markets are eagerly demonstrating how truly volatile they are. However, their volatility provides unique opportunities to find undervalued coins with major events in the next two weeks. The 5 Altcoins To Beat BTC Returns this Week are SNOV, ZER, MTH, ETH & MTL. Altcoins to Focus On This Week: SNOV, ZER, ETH, MTH, and MTL This week’s altcoins worth shifting immediate focus to all have very exciting upcoming events. The market correction the

    5 Altcoins Likely to Outperform Bitcoin for the Week of March 17, 2018

    | 2018/03/17 11:00 am
  • Recently-launched ICO GIFcoin wants to reshape the way we interact with online betting websites by allowing individuals to have a share of the involved revenue. With their successfully operating VitalBet platform, the GIFcoin team plans to execute this vision with participants being rewarded with profits. A History of Affiliate Success GIFcoin’s history began way back in 2011, when a team of experts came together to create a number of products related to the affiliate marketing

    GIFcoin Shares Profits from Online Betting Through Successful VitalBet Platform

    | 2018/03/17 9:00 am
  • A manager with the Florida Department of Citrus was arrested on charges of grand theft for using state resources for mining cryptocurrencies. A common joke is that government employees can waste a great deal of taxpayer money and never get in trouble. Such is not the case with a manager with the Florida Department of Citrus, who found himself in hot water with law enforcement. The manager was recently arrested by the Florida Department of

    Squeezed! Florida Department of Citrus Employee Arrested for Mining Cryptocurrencies

    | 2018/03/17 4:00 am
  • Cryptocurrency may not be mainstream yet, but it’s well on its way to be. Due to the blockchain’s revolutionary power and abilities, it’s no surprise that as cryptocurrency progresses in changing the financial landscape, it impacts other industries along the way. Real estate is no exception—and for that, we should be grateful. Real estate is an industry that impacts us all. Everyone needs a place to live and work, right? Unfortunately, the real estate industry

    Crypto Real Estate Transactions Are Here – Here’s How They’ll Impact You

    | 2018/03/17 1:00 am
  • Blockchain gaming platform BitGuild has partnered with blockchain protocol Tron to put in-game item ownership and transactions on the blockchain. Who Actually Owns Your In-Game Items? Blockchain technology is providing a new way for in-game digital items to be authenticated and transacted in a transparent, recordable, and verifiable manner. Explained BitGuild CEO Jared Psigoda to VentureBeat: Blockchain and smart contract technology allows for gamers to own their items. Instead of an item being flagged on a

    BitGuild Partners with Tron to Give Players Ownership of In-Game Items

    | 2018/03/16 5:00 pm