• When financial markets are analyzed Bitcoin price is generally considered the newest and highest risk instrument in the space. BTC even has options and futures traders puzzled with its significant price fluctuations. This week BTC has fallen more than 30% since its high, but why? The Cryptocurrency Markets December saw Bitcoin approach $20,000. January saw a correction of epic proportions concluding in February when BTC dipped under $6,000. February through the beginning of March saw

    A 30% Drop in 5 days…Where Will Bitcoin Price Go from Here?

    | 2018/03/10 7:00 am
  • North Korea remains unsurprisingly persistent with its nuclear program in the face of new US sanctions — and one former top NSA official claims cryptocurrencies are to blame. North Korea’s Nascent Cryptocurrency Industry While the United States looks to cut off North Korea’s income and force Pyongyang to play ball in regards to its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, the dictatorial country is reportedly using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to skirt economic barriers. Former top National

    Ex-NSA Official: North Korea Funding Nuclear Program with Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/03/03 6:30 pm
  • While governments worldwide drag their feet and argue over cryptocurrency legislation, various states in the US are vying to become the blockchain capitol of the country. Arizona aims to allow state taxpayers the ability to pay their fair share with Bitcoin, while Tennessee looks to officially legitimize cryptocurrency purchases by making them legal on paper. Now, Wyoming is throwing its hat into the ring, with four blockchain boosting pieces of legislation up for consideration. Blockchain

    Wyoming Welcomes Bitcoin Industry with Blockchain-Friendly Bills

    | 2018/02/15 6:30 pm
  • Blockchain companies and cryptocurrency investors have very few friends in Washington – but that may soon change, as first-time Democratic congressional candidate Brian Forde looks to win the important Orange County, Calif. seat this November. Supporting Emerging Technology With a campaign not even a year old, first-time politician Brian Forde hopes to support blockchain-friendly legislation in Congress. More than just a simple blockchain proponent, however, Forde has some serious credentials. He was previously the director

    Bitcoin May Finally Have a Friend in Washington

    | 2018/02/09 11:30 pm
  • The UK prime minister Theresa May has said the government “should be looking at cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin very seriously.” ‘We Need To Look At It’ In rare direct comments to Bloomberg at the ongoing World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, May went on record to state that crypto’s possible use “particularly by criminals” is cause for additional scrutiny from lawmakers. “…It is something that has been developing, obviously, increasingly developing; I think it’s something that

    UK ‘Should Look At Bitcoin, Crypto Very Seriously’ – Theresa May

    | 2018/01/25 10:00 am
  • Bitcoin’s explosive growth is dramatically disrupting the monetary and banking system to such an extent that banking and government authorities are sounding the alarm. In effect, the chief of the U.S. Treasury now fears that Bitcoin will become like a “Swiss Bank Account.” Bitcoin Defies the Banking System Bitcoin lets you have your private bank in your electronic wallet. As a result, Bitcoin will eventually render the fiat monetary and banking system obsolete. Hence, U.S. Treasury

    US Government Fears Bitcoin Will Be the Next “Swiss Bank Account”

    | 2018/01/12 6:30 pm
  • The Poland central bank has appeared to sponsor a national campaign discouraging citizens from using cryptocurrencies, telling them they are “not money.” Virtual Currencies ‘Not Money Within Meaning Of Law’ A dedicated website, which translates as ‘beware of cryptocurrencies,’ features multiple sections warning users about perceived dangers of non-fiat-based financial instruments. “Virtual currencies are not money,” the lead heading of the website states, followed by: cryptocurrencies are not currencies. The contact details of the site’s

    Poland: New Central Bank Website Says Bitcoin is ‘Not Money’

    | 2017/12/30 1:00 pm
  • Bitcoin’s colossal price swings in recent weeks have certainly grabbed the attention of both advocates and skeptics alike. Within just a couple of days, the digital asset’s price swung by $8,000 from just over $20k down to $12k and back up again to around $13.5k where it currently trades. The naysayers will be gloating while the investors will be looking at it as a simple market correction which offers another buying opportunity before it surges

    Big Bitcoin Debate Rages On

    | 2017/12/25 1:45 am
  • As Bitcoin’s representation in mainstream media becomes questionable, one major outlet just bucked the trend.  It’s fair to say that right now, Bitcoin is under attack. The issues associated with scale, primarily transaction fees and confirmation times, have served up the perfect opportunity for other coins (and the people/teams that are behind them) to lay their respective claims as to why they solve above-outlined drawbacks. Perhaps unfortunately for Bitcoin, this has come just as it’s

    Here’s The Problem With Bitcoin’s Misrepresentation In Mainstream Media

    | 2017/12/19 7:00 pm
  • The year 2017 has been a remarkable year for Bitcoin, particularly in the world of finance. Bitcoin was rightfully accepted as mainstream in the financial world, and achieved astonishing growth, both in value and adoption. Next year, Bitcoin’s battlefield will most likely move into the U.S. Congress, where a bill has been introduced that allegedly could stifle innovation by burdening the crypto ecosystem with unnecessary, confusing, and even redundant regulatory obligations. The U.S. Congress to

    Bitcoin’s Next Battlefield: The U.S. Congress

    | 2017/12/14 9:00 pm
  • U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen finally revealed her thoughts about Bitcoin. She thinks that the digital currency’s potential risk is limited. Therefore, Bitcoin is incapable of affecting financial markets. Yellen made her comments during her final press conference, on December 13, 2017. U.S. Federal Reserve Does Not Regulate Bitcoin Janet Yellen, throughout her tenure as Federal Reserve Chair, had not made many references about the cryptocurrency. However, now that she is about to leave

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Downplays Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/13 9:15 pm
  • An advisor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has formally suggested the idea of using cryptocurrency to circumvent economic sanctions. Glazev: ‘Objective Need’ To Use Crypto Benefits As local news outlet Kommersant reports, Sergey Glazev said Russia faced an “objective need” to leverage cryptocurrency to “bypass” the disadvantages imposed by sanctions from the US, EU, Japan and elsewhere. His words mark an increasingly constructive approach to cryptocurrency regulation within Russia, which has seen multiple U-turns and

    Russia: Putin Advisor Floats Cryptocurrency As Sanctions ‘Bypass’

    | 2017/12/13 10:00 am
  • Recognizing the importance of digital technologies in the financial world, President Vladimir Putin has ordered the issuance of a national cryptocurrency. Concurrently, Russian industry is intent on attaining supremacy in the cryptocurrency mining industry by introducing new computing technology. In effect, the Russian Miner Coin (RMC) company is promising a revolutionary technology for Bitcoin and altcoin mining that would significantly improve energy efficiency. Breaking Computing Technology Paradigms for Cryptocurrency Mining By using technological innovations, Russians

    Russia Intends to Dominate Finance and the Cryptocurrency World by Introducing New Technologies

    | 2017/10/20 6:00 am
  • Jameson Lopp, an engineer with BitGo, was the victim of swatting after someone called in a fake hostage situation to the police. It’s nothing new to see an argument break out on the internet. In fact, it’s insanely routine, but a lot of people do take it too far and engage in massive flame wars and even more. A disturbing trend called “swatting” has emerged over the last few years, which occurs when someone phones

    BitGo Engineer Jameson Lopp Swatted for Bitcoin Views

    | 2017/10/18 12:00 pm
  • The deputy director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a top think tank based in Beijing, says that China’s ICO ban is likely a temporary stop rather than a permanent decision. Wang Jifeng at The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, which is closely affiliated with the PRC’s State Council, argued that the decision concerning the ICO ban is not likely to be permanent in a CCTV interview. The initial stop move was taken by the government

    China’s ICO Clampdown Possibly Only Temporary Says China Expert

    | 2017/09/07 1:15 pm
  • Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, under investigation for colluding with the Russians, said in a statement that he received an email from someone named “Guccifer400” demanding 52 Bitcoin or else the President’s controversial tax returns would be leaked. There are further links between this incident and Russia as Guccifer400 seems to be paying homage to Guccifer 2.0, another hacker who has had dealings in political interference before. US Intelligence chiefs believe that Guccifer 2.0 is

    Jared Kushner Blackmailed? Guccifer400 Demands 52 Bitcoin or He’ll Leak Trump’s Tax Returns

    | 2017/07/25 10:15 am
  • Officially named the  ‘Blockchain Bundesverband’, the new German advisory panel, which is focusing on public advocacy of blockchain technology in Germany, was launched at the German Reichstag with the help of local politicians, blockchain advocates, and startup leaders. Encryption in Germany On June 20, 2017, the German government voted into law a new bill which would effectively allow police and other government agencies to install a ‘state trojan’ onto suspects’ electronic devices. The ‘state trojan’ would give

    Germany Creates Official Organization for Public Advocacy of Blockchain Tech

    | 2017/07/01 12:30 pm
  • On Friday Bitcoin suffered one if it’s steepest declines in months, losing over 10% of its market value after three straight weeks of massive gains. The question is why? The answer may lie within “The Deep State,” or more specifically, the NSA. Yesterday, an epic cyber attack was waged in nearly 100 countries worldwide, an attack that may have been the largest of its kind. The ransomware attack encrypted files of all those who received

    Is NSA Behind Bitcoin Price Drop and Global Cyber Attack?

    | 2017/05/13 3:00 pm
  • While Bitcoin Unlimited is gaining traction among miners, only a handful of Bitcoin companies are in favor of its bigger block and Emergent Consensus proposal. Breakdown by Company The scaling debate in which two predominant Bitcoin improvement proposals, SegWit and Bitcoin Unlimited, are competing for miners’ support is becoming more and more intense. As the debate escalates, supporters from both sides are now threatening to push for user activated forks (both soft and hard). While

    These 27 Companies Support Bitcoin Unlimited, 44 Oppose

    | 2017/04/05 12:00 pm
  • The list of non-mining companies that are standing against Bitcoin Unlimited’s hard fork intentions continues to grow. The established Bitcoin wallet provider Armory has provided its views and plans in such a circumstance. At a time where all of the top Bitcoin-related companies are picking sides and making contingency plans, Armory has sided with Bitcoin Core and has made it clear that they do not support Bitcoin Unlimited. In a release on GitHub, Bitcoin Armory

    Bitcoin Armory Latest To Oppose Bitcoin Unlimited Hard Fork

    | 2017/03/27 11:00 am
  • Excuse me for indulging myself, but there are many points of view towards what may be an impending hard fork for Bitcoin. This may come across as a loosely coherent ramble, but at least it is short and sweet. There is enough here to put it on wax, so here’s what I see, in the big picture. This is in response to the Medium post created by Peter Rizun yesterday, outlining how this hard fork

    Why The Bitcoin Miners Are Destined To Lose The Forking Wars

    | 2017/03/24 6:00 pm
  • New Hampshire is officially moving towards liberating Bitcoin users from state regulations. NEW HAMPSHIRE MOVES TO DEREGULATE BITCOIN Senate, legislatures, and parliaments around the world have had many different approaches to handling Bitcoin. Many see a money grab avenue for taxation, while others criminalize it out of fear of competition. New Hampshire is officially moving towards liberating Bitcoin users from state regulations. Problems for Bitcoin use, by rule of law, have developed around the 2016 federal,

    New Hampshire Passes Bill to Deregulate Bitcoin Use

    | 2017/03/09 7:30 am
  • Bitcoin investor and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel is becoming very influential in the growing Trump administration. BITCOIN ADVOCATE A ‘SHADOW PRESIDENT’ It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Isn’t that how the saying goes? If you are a computer technology billionaire it might be beneficial to be on a first-name basis with a less-than-tech-savvy billionaire President. Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, is becoming very influential in the growing Trump administration. Critics of the 45th

    Bitcoin Investor Peter Thiel is Allegedly Trump’s ‘Shadow President’

    | 2017/02/27 11:00 am