Despite digital currencies being often perceived as anonymous payment networks, much of them are in fact, probably the most transparent payment networks in the world. Many of the crypto currencies have a public blockchain that makes them totally transparent.
Comkort is an Estonian based exchange that opened their trading services back in February 2014, offering a series of distinct features with an incredibly fast, secure and easy-to-use real-time trading platform. Since the beginning, the quality and uniqueness of the Comkort exchange trading services has been widely appreciated and the number of the exchange users has been growing exponentially.
LoanCoin is set to be polymorphic digital token. It will serve as an in-network currency that will be used to pay transaction fees to loan officers and as a surety bond to ensure loan officer honesty. From the coinholders perspective, it will be an asset-backed, income-producing store of value similar to a high yielding savings account.
The Mastercoin Foundation has announced early this week that it will be supporting a great music and charity event: HOPE GOLD COIN and The Festival of Hope and the Master Protocol.
Last week some of us at Bitcoinist.net got together and did a brainstorm session. Among the many things we discussed was the topic of having a “status quaestionis” series of articles on the “pro” digital currency governments in the world. We will focus in on providing unbiased information, which is the modus operandi of every professional news site like Bitcoinist and others, and give a balanced opinion that will look at both sides of the
Privacy has been one of the most desired features in digital currencies that bitcoin hasn’t been able to offer. Evan Duffield is a software developer that has been on a quest to create a crypto currency that he hopes will soon be the perfect internet cash: untraceable and instantaneous. Early this year he created Darkcoin – believed to be the first true anonymous, secure and untraceable crypto currency. Unlike Bitcoin and Bitcoin-based alt-coins which have transparent electronic transactions, Darkcoin can be equated with online cash due to its private/anonymous transactions that resemble the anonymity of private cash transactions.
Reveal Coin is a revolutionary new crypto asset working on top of the Bitcoin protocol supported by a social network application. It will be the most exciting way to share with friends and followers. Every Reveal is a fun surprise a full screen image or video hiding behind a creative cover.
Two weeks ago, Alex Green from Moolah.io announced that the cryptocurrency exchange Moolah.io would be shutting down. Due to this, Dogecoin suffered from a 20% price drop, from 71 satoshis to 59. Last week, Twitch.tv shared on their Twitter that they would begin accepting Dogecoin. This drove the Dogecoin price up from 59 satoshis to 70, a 19% increase. Over the past week, however, the Dogecoin price has remained at a steady 70 satoshis. Normal Routines
Yet again, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a whole are on the decline. While this is a 2 month chart, the outlook has been a steady decline with spikes of volume (particularly around October 5th as shown in the chart). To the current average of $347.25 according to CMC at time of writing. This was after a brief dip to the $330 range, but for now Bitcoin seems to be going on a positive market trend.
KROIN, is the result of a new and innovative credit based economic and financial system. Kroin aims to be an alternative and democratic economic system to the traditional financial system. It's a system that creates and distributes a digital financial asset generated directly by users. Kroin developers designed it to be an open, verifiable, transparent and user friendly platform using the blockchain technology.
Monetas is building the world’s first decentralized system for financial and legal transactions. It is a powerful, open, standards-based platform that will enable digital finance entrepreneurs to build amazing new products and services. By introducing breakthrough technological innovations and dramatically lowering the cost of doing business, it will enable a whole new class of businesses. The startup mission is to empower people to live and do business with greater freedom than ever before, creating a world of unprecedented prosperity.
Justcoin, a Norwegian based digital currency exchange, has announced it was shutting down their operations. This announcement was made early today throughout social networks and Reddit, and the affected customers have been receiving an email reporting the same issue. At the exchange official Blog and twitter account you can read: “Justcoin is shutting down. Affected users, check your email.”
FinCen has issued two basic administrative rulings over digital currencies; The first one relates to the application of FinCEN regulations to a virtual currency trading platform, while the second discusses the application of FinCEN regulations to a virtual currency payment system.
What is DPOS? This week, Bitcoinist has published two excellent articles on the topic of DPOS, or delegated Proof of Stake. Both written by Alberto Mata, DPOS is a new feature that Bitshares is talking about, which they believe solves problems of both proof or work and proof of stake systems alike, adding another layer of security by countering the negative effects of trust centralization. One fact that is pointed out however is that it
The Bitcoin arbitrage service Bitcoin Trader and the very well known Moolah exchange and escrow service, have announced bankruptcy; both the CEO´s in charge of the companies are missing. Despite all the criticism, all this seems very similar to what many times happened in the traditional financial system:
Cryptocurrency is a world full of “firsts”. Bitcoin was the first coin, Litecoin was the first scrypt coin, Peercoin first established POS, Darkcoin was the first successful privacy centric coin, things like that. Today I’m here with Robert Murray, owner and founder of Umbrella Holdings. Umbrella plans on releasing cryptocurrencies which will help insure losses against Bitcoin and Litecoin right now, with potentially more in the future. What is Umbrella? Umbrella is an insured cryptocurrency
While Bitcoin briefly did break the magical $400 barrier a couple weeks ago, it has now receded to the $380-$390, experiencing a lot of sideways movement between the two. In an attempt to keep current however (graphs do not reflect this) the price of Bitcoin has fallen down to the $360-$370 range, just showing how the price of Bitcoin can change to a day to day basis. Bitcoins volume is slowly decreasing, and price is
BANX would be just an ordinary company if it were not for one thing: cryptocurrency. Mark Lyford (pictured below), whom I have known for quite a while now, has recently released BANX, a one stop shop for cryptocurrnecy related ventures. This includes everything from mining to gambling, all in an effort to make several steady streams of revenue to benefit the shareholders. Seen below is an excerpt also from BANXshares website, giving a little background information regarding
A new and much waited crypto currency project has opened the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) today. Breakout Coin is a cryptography-secured game token used at the heart of our revolutionary gaming platform. Breakout Coin will bring a positive change to an already booming online gaming industry. Breakout Coin is trying to reunite the online gaming industry and digital currencies.
As the title suggests, Bitcoin is now on what seems to be like a correction. From the rapid increase of the market bottom of $300 and consecutive increases to the peak of $410, Bitcoin seems to be on the decline yet again, and is currently sitting around $380.Volume has also came down again, so Bitcoin won’t be going anywhere soon. Some more sideways movement from Bitcoin for now. Ripple is still number two regarding market
A new and ambitious project is being developed, and it aims to bring an intersection between a variety of crypto currencies and their specific technology. Meet the the internet of blockchains, The Blocknet!
Since our last interview and the released of Shadowsend, Shadowcoin has been staying true to their development road map and has recovered amidst the argument between Shadowcoin and Stealthcoin. I’m here again with the Shadow team to talk about their new html5 wallet, along with what the future holds. 1. Since we lasted chatted, how have things been? Things have been great, thanks for asking! We’ve been really busy strengthening our core foundations to support
Last week, Philippine Congresswoman Kimi Cojuangco caused a buzz within the crypto community by proposing the country’s first digital currency, an altcoin entitled E-Peso or Electronic Peso. The E-Peso is the electronic equivalent of the paper peso. All rights, obligations, attributes and characteristics accruing to the paper peso shall also accrue to the E-Peso.