• Forget the Rocky Mountains. The US state of Colorado is hoping to make a name for itself as a blockchain hub in America. They’ve put through two bills supporting this, but only one has made it through the Senate gauntlet. Crypto regulations seem to be up in the air in most countries, but this hasn’t stopped certain US states from taking the initiative to actively be a part of the decentralized revolution. According to the

    Colorado: A Tale of Two Blockchain Bills

    | 2018/05/12 1:00 am
  • Almost half of the projects who started an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) didn’t have any development work done prior to the fundraising event, research shows. The majority of projects which got listed on a cryptocurrency exchange traded below the ICO price.  ICOs have become an increasingly popular way of raising capital throughout the last year. A lot of people, including the CEO of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange – Zhao Changpeng, recognized them as viable

    83% of Exchange-Listed Coins Traded Below ICO Price, Research Shows

    | 2018/05/11 9:00 am
  • Ukraine may begin formal procedures for legalizing cryptocurrency after its securities chief said the world had already crossed the “point of no return.” “The ‘Point of No Return’ Is Already Passed” In a speech to the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on May 8th, Timur Khromaev, chairman of Ukraine’s National Securities and Stock Market Commission (NSSMC) and head of the Committee on Development Strategy and Economic Analysis of Stock Market, said cryptocurrency “will become

    Ukraine Securities Chairman Wants To Legalize ‘Several’ Cryptocurrencies

    | 2018/05/10 4:00 pm
  • Following an announcement that Binance had opened up three trading pairs with Bytecoin (BCN) on their exchange, prices for the coin there quickly shot up over eight times their value. Prices on Poloniex and HitBTC, however, remained stagnant.  As I was waiting for my Uber ride home from work this evening, a coworker spotted me as he was leaving and asked me if I’d heard the latest news: “Hey, you hear about that Bytecoin thing

    What Was Behind the Bytecoin (BCN) Price Pump?

    | 2018/05/09 3:00 pm
  • Power Ledger, the Australian-based blockchain startup is helping restore power to Puerto Rico. The U.S. commonwealth island was hit by severe hurricanes in September 2017. The devastation caused by the storms in addition to the loss of life and property also destroyed a significant portion of the country’s electrical grid. Power Ledger: Blockchain-powered Electricity Supply in Puerto Rico Power Ledger is partnering with local firms to establish the Island’s power infrastructure. Jemma Green, the company’s co-founder

    Power Ledger is Helping Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Electrical Grid

    | 2018/05/09 3:00 am
  • CBlocks, a Miami based-based cryptocurrency startup is moving to Canada to avoid regulatory trouble in the United States. The firm has been unable to obtain clear legal guidance concerning its status, hence the move. Cryptocurrency laws in Canada are a lot less stringent than in the United States. Unclear U.S. Regulations to Blame for the Move According to the firm’s co-founders, they are not sure of how the regulatory agencies would classify the company. They

    Canada Steals Crypto Startup From the U.S. With Less Stringent Laws

    | 2018/05/09 1:00 am
  • Secondary ticketing in the UK is a billion-dollar problem, one that Aventus hopes to solve with blockchain technology. Whether it’s your favorite football match or your music idol’s concert, front-row tickets are probably what you’re after. However, if they happen to be sold out by the time you can afford them, you might be tempted to purchase these tickets from unscrupulous secondary parties. Prepare to be met with counterfeit tickets and sky-high prices. According to

    Blockchain Technology to Combat Dodgy Ticket Resales

    | 2018/05/06 6:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with co-founder of ICO Alert, Mike Finch, who shared his insight into the recent ban on Initial Coin Offering (ICO) advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Google social media platforms, how ICOs have been responding, and how it levels the playing field for quality ICOs to receive market attention.  Bitcoinist: How have ICOs been responding to the ban on popular social media platforms? Mike Finch: There are two ways to look at this, for both

    ‘We’re On Pace to List Over 5,000 ICOs This Year,’ Says ICO Alert Cofounder (Interview)

    | 2018/05/06 2:00 am
  • To title this week dramatic in the cryptocurrency space would be an understatement. BTC has seen a price surge with renewed interest from big names like Goldman Sachs while altcoins have major events on the horizon. This is a very exciting period for altcoins like BTC, ZCL, ENJ, and DGB. What a Week It Has Been, What a Week It Will Be  The cryptocurrency markets have finally broken out of a multi-month bear slump in brute

    3 Altcoins to Outperform Bitcoin For The Week of May 5

    | 2018/05/05 5:00 pm
  • Fans of the “original” Ethereum, Ethereum Classic (ETC), have received some good news ahead of the project’s planned upgrades. Institutional Investment According to a press release from Grayscale Investments, LLC, common units of fractional undivided beneficial interest (“Shares”) in Ethereum Classic Investment Trust have been approved by the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) for a public quotation (OTCQX:ETCG) on OTC Market’s OTCQX® Best Market. The Ethereum Classic Investment Trust was launched in 2017 as

    Ethereum Classic (ETC) Investment Trust Approved Following Protocol Upgrades

    | 2018/05/05 3:00 pm
  • A San Diego-based law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Ripple accusing the crypto firm of violating both state and federal securities law. The suit alleges that Ripple investors have incurred losses due to company’s sale of XRP tokens. There continues to be an ongoing debate as to whether XRP tokens are securities. Details of the Ripple Lawsuit Taylor-Copeland law is the name of the law firm handling the case. According to a

    Ripple Slapped with Class Action Lawsuit from Disgruntled Investor

    | 2018/05/04 6:00 pm
  • The government of South Korean appears to be on the verge of legalizing ICOs after the 2017 ban. According to the Korea Times, a coalition of lawmakers are looking to obtain a consensus in the National Assembly to pass a bill making ICOs legal in the country. Details of the Proposed ICO Bill Rep. Hong Eui-rak is leading the move to legalize ICOs in the country. He is a member of the South Korean ruling

    South Korea Set to Legalize ICOs Under New Conditions

    | 2018/05/03 3:00 pm
  • In the interest of furthering choice and decentralization, Monero users now have another wallet available to them. ‘A Labor of Love’ In a post on the r/Monero subreddit yesterday, user WiseSolution — otherwise known as Nath — announced the launch of a new online wallet and website, XMRWALLET. Wrote the creator: The doors are open and I am so happy to finally have a finished site for the Monero community. It’s been a long 7 months

    New Monero (XMR) Wallet Launches, Boasts List of New Features

    | 2018/05/03 2:00 am
  • Coinmarketcap (CMC) has released its first-ever mobile app. The cryptocurrency price and market capitalization website announced the release of the app on April 30. The launch of the app is part of CMC’s five-year anniversary celebration. The Coinmarketcap App for iPhones The new CMC mobile app is compatible with the iOS smartphone platform. It enables users to view crypto price, market cap and 24-hour price changes on the go. App users can select from a

    Coinmarketcap Launches iOS Mobile App

    | 2018/05/02 7:00 pm
  • Coinbase is starting to offer over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trading services to clients. No official word has been provided by Coinbase yet, but a few unnamed sources who spoke Business Insider confirmed the move. This development is yet another attempt by the burgeoning startup to establish itself as a significant player in the financial market. Coinbase GDAX to Support OTC Crypto Block Trades Coinbase created the GDAX platform for institutional investors in 2014. With this new

    Coinbase Set to Offer OTC Crypto Trading Desk to Big Investors

    | 2018/05/02 5:00 pm
  • Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin has delivered further proof that the ecosystem’s network capacity will soon increase dramatically using so-called ‘sharding.’ Scaling Up To Visa In a tweet April 30, Buterin, who has spearheaded scaling solutions for Ethereum for several years, wrote that the technology simply “is coming,” linking to a Github repository. Sharding is coming.https://t.co/Aqo9MBiCj0 pic.twitter.com/FXEQeiKGDr — Vitalik "Not giving away ETH" Buterin (@VitalikButerin) April 30, 2018 Sharding allows a blockchain to scale by dividing

    Vitalik Buterin Says Sharding Capacity Increase ‘Is Coming’ to Ethereum

    | 2018/05/02 11:00 am
  • One of the organizers of a lawsuit against cryptocurrency information and wallet provider Bitcoin.com says he hopes to gain donations to fight fraud across the industry. ‘The Bitcoin Community Has Activated Its Immune System’ As the widely-publicized lawsuit sees both support and success this week, the social media user known as MoneyTrigz told Bitcoinist that once the dedicated website enables donations, the repercussions could extend further. The official Bitcoin donation address is: 34ZaLoAq9S2tHPiiufcba9oChokzBngmCC “It seems

    ‘Bitcoin Has Activated Its Immune System’: Bitcoin.com Lawsuit Opens Donations

    | 2018/05/02 10:00 am
  • SEC Commissioner, Robert Jackson says that the commission’s number one priority is consumer protection for crypto investors. He made this known in a CNBC interview on April 30. Commissioner Jackson also aired his views on the crypto market, saying it is “full of troubling developments.” Protecting Crypto Investors from Fraudulent ICOs The SEC Commissioner believes that people find it difficult separating viable investments from fraudulent ones in the crypto space. He also spoke about ICOs,

    SEC Commissioner Says Crypto Fraud Protection is Priority Number One

    | 2018/05/02 9:00 am
  • Venezuela is leveraging its oil wealth to shoehorn president Nicolas Maduro’s Petro cryptocurrency into foreign markets. Coinsecure Goes For Petro? The practice came to light following local media in India reporting Caracas had offered a 30% discount on its crude oil imports if the government paid in Petro. At the same time, a delegation visited India in March and came to an agreement with embattled local Bitcoin exchange Coinsecure to offer the trading of Petro

    Venezuela Touts Petro To India, Coinsecure With 30% Oil Discount Promises

    | 2018/05/01 7:00 pm
  • Cryptocurrency news and information portal Bitcoin.com has changed its website content after over 1,000 people are looking to sue it for fraud. Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin Cash The lawsuit, which is being brought against the St. Kitts-registered company for its use of the terms ‘Bitcoin’ when referring to altcoin Bitcoin Cash, is in the final stages of accruing legal assistance before releasing details to members. The process has drawn attention to, among other issues, Bitcoin.com’s

    Bitcoin.com Fixes ‘Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin’ Narrative Amid Lawsuit Threat

    | 2018/05/01 9:00 am
  • Circle Invest is set to add Zcash to its cryptocurrency trading portfolio. Circle, the payments startup firm announced this in a blog post on April 30. Zcash becomes the sixth cryptocurrency in the Circle Invest trading catalog. Zcash Support The addition of Zcash is the first of many announcements scheduled for the next three weeks. Hello, Zcash 👋. A new coin just joined the Circle Invest family, and it's available for you to buy right

    Coinbase Competitor Circle Adds Zcash to Crypto Investment App

    | 2018/05/01 7:00 am
  • Cryptocurrency trades surge in Malta, making the tiny nation a predominant leader in the field, surpassing countries like Japan, Korea, China, and the USA. A research carried out by Morgan Stanely also shows that Belize is second to the lead. Malta, the New Leader in Crypto Trading Volume The winds of change are blowing strong as Malta becomes the global leader in terms of cryptocurrency trading volume. In a research factoring the legal location of

    Malta is the New Leader in Global Cryptocurrency Trading Volume

    | 2018/04/30 3:00 pm
  • On the last day of April, cryptocurrencies are on the cusp of proving this month marks a resurgence as Bitcoin prices remain up over 30%. BTC/USD Faces Final $9k Test Data from major exchanges tracked by Coinmarketcap, Bitcointicker and others reveals that despite misgivings from traditional finance circles and even some traders, such as Warren Buffet, Bitcoin has succeeded in holding on to its Q2 gains. Starting out at under $7000, April 1 saw the first

    Bitcoin Investors No Fools as Price Gains 30% in April

    | 2018/04/30 10:30 am