• Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Steven Nerayoff has joined the RCN global lending project as a lead advisor. Through his venture capital firms Maple Ventures and Alchemist Ventures, Nerayoff founded several blockchain-based companies. However, he is perhaps best known as the co-creator and token sale architect of the Ethereum project from its infancy. Nerayoff is now part of the RCN team, whose core members are the same talent behind Ripio, the crypto company that was founded

    Ethereum Co-Creator Steven Nerayoff Joins RCN Advisory Board as Their Global Lending Ecosystem Expands Towards Asia

    | 2017/12/15 6:30 am
  • ICOBox, the world’s biggest provider of SaaS ICO solutions, is about to add an exciting new innovation to its already impressive list of services. The week of December 18, 2017, it will unveil its Token Store. The Store will be a marketplace that sells the tokens of interesting ICO projects to participants at a 30-75% discount. There will be no upper or lower limits on the number of tokens that can be acquired by users.

    ICOBox Token Store Readies for Rollout

    | 2017/12/14 3:00 pm
  • The acceptance of cryptocurrency in the marketplace may get a huge boost from eBay as the online auction giant considers accepting Bitcoin. There are only a handful of websites that have become a verb, being synonymous with a specific activity. Many people “Google” information, and those looking to sell stuff online “eBay” it. The dominant online auction site, which boasts a market cap of $39.2 billion may make the wish of crypto enthusiasts come true

    Buy It Now! eBay Considering Accepting Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/13 7:00 am
  • As the crypto and financial worlds look on, the CBOE website crashes, unable to handle the massive influx of traffic as Bitcoin futures trading begins. Uh oh, Houston…we have a problem. CBOE’s website crashed within moments of the exchange opening on Sunday, unable to handle the massive influx of traffic resulting from the launch of its Bitcoin futures contract. The launch, which marks the first time that Bitcoin futures have traded on a major exchange,

    Bitcoin Breaks CBOE – Website Crashes as Futures Trading Begins

    | 2017/12/10 6:45 pm
  • Gamers can now begin having marathon gaming sessions again as Bitrefill is now allowing gamers to buy Steam vouchers with Bitcoin and Litecoin. With the recent news that the Steam games platform would no longer be accepting Bitcoin as a payment option, many gamers erupted into rage over the decision by Valve. However, Valve did say that the use of Bitcoin as a payment option had become “untenable” for them. Yet it’s always darkest before

    Gamers Rejoice! Top Up Your Steam Account Using Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/10 9:45 am
  • Saxo Bank, the Danish investment bank, makes its annual list of Outrageous Predictions, and one of the biggest is that Bitcoin will drop to a mere $1,000. As 2017 winds down to its inevitable conclusion, a lot of people are looking ahead to 2018. Which means that a lot of predictions are going to be made over the next few weeks. Saxo Bank, a Danish investment bank, just released its annual Outrageous Predictions list that

    The Horror! Saxo Bank Predicts Bitcoin will Fall to $1000 in 2018

    | 2017/12/09 7:00 am
  • As the number of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency users is steadily increasing, one airline is planning to offer payment options in both Bitcoin and Ethereum.  Shopping with Bitcoin Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may currently be mostly used for investment purposes, but they can also be used to buy services and goods. Many companies want to attract more customers through innovative measures. One of these measures is allowing customers to pay with their favorite cryptocurrencies. Services like Bitpay, Coinbase,

    Flying for the Holidays? This Airline is Accepting Bitcoin and Ethereum

    | 2017/12/08 9:15 pm
  • KYC.Legal, which is working to create a fast, reliable personal identification system based on blockchain technology to meet know-your-customer (KYC) requirements, has assembled a formidable team of advisors for their project, which has now been made even stronger by new advisors Vibhuti Jha and Allan Young. Allan Young Allan Young is a successful entrepreneur with experience in technology, venture capital, private equity, and asset management. He got his start in technology and finance as part

    Top Advisors Join the KYC.Legal Team

    | 2017/12/08 10:30 am
  • Private advertisement listings site Craigslist now allows users to specify they are “OK” with cryptocurrency payments. A ‘Huge’ Step For Exposure Screenshots appearing on social media Thursday confirmed the move, which marks the first formal interaction between the resource and the technology. Craigslist, which ranks top in the world for classified ads according to SimilarWeb and has an Alexa rating of 106, is a “huge” step in support for crypto, community members said in response

    Craigslist Goes Crypto With ‘Cryptocurrency OK’ Button

    | 2017/12/08 7:00 am
  • The Coinbase App became the number one free app in the US App Store for the first time ever as Bitcoin exploded in value even though the actual site was down for parts of the day due to excessive demand. Yesterday saw a wild roller-coaster ride as Bitcoin shot up in value, racing way past the $15,000 mark to even greater heights before falling back again. Naturally, this led to a massive influx of people

    Coinbase App Hits Number One While Suffering Growing Pains

    | 2017/12/08 3:30 am
  • Slovenia-based NiceHash, the cryptocurrency mining marketplace where users can rent their unused hashing power, announced on Wednesday that they had been hacked, resulting in a loss of funds estimated to be worth more than $75 million USD at current Bitcoin prices. Massive Security Breach The announcement, made via social media, indicated that NiceHash had suffered a massive security breach during which hackers were able to compromise the company’s payment system and steal the contents of both NiceHash’s

    Hackers Steal Over $75 Million in Bitcoin from NiceHash

    | 2017/12/07 2:30 pm
  • Chinese exchange Huobi has announced it is launching two cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan in conjunction with the SBI Group. Huobi And SBI’s ‘In-Depth Cooperation’ Huobi, since China’s fiat exchange, ban has been actively looking to expand its international activities. It has now announced that it will develop “digital assets and financial services in Asia” via the partnership with the SBI Group. An accompanying press release from Thursday explains: According to the diversified needs of cryptocurrency investors,

    Huobi, SBI Group To Launch Two Japanese Exchanges In ‘Early 2018’

    | 2017/12/07 7:00 am
  • The total market cap for cryptocurrency went over $370 billon today, surpassing the market cap of JPMorgan Chase. Perhaps Jamie Dimon might have to eat some crow for Christmas. It may be time for Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, to get ready to start eating some humble pie. As everyone who’s interested in cryptocurrency knows, Dimon has really loathed Bitcoin, taking every opportunity he can to bash it. His constant bellyaching about Bitcoin

    Cryptocurrency Market Cap Now Higher than JPMorgan Chase

    | 2017/12/06 7:00 am
  • One may argue that ICOs are the cryptocurrency equivalent of an IPO. But is it really true? Does your IPO performance reflect on your ICO results or there is no connection at all? To answer these questions we need to examine the similarities and differences between the two. IPO’s and ICO’s IPO stands for Initial Public Offering, that is the first time the general public is granted access to shares of a company. The IPO has

    One of the Fastest IPO’s = One of the Fastest ICO’s?

    | 2017/12/05 5:30 pm
  • Bank of America and JP Morgan are suffering from a lack of volatility in the markets… guess what could have remedied this? If the cryptocurrency space was asked to name a list of its top five most disliked individuals from 2017, one name would invariably make the list – Jamie Dimon. The Boss At JP Morgan Most reading will likely already be familiar with Dimon. For those that are not, he is the guy behind

    Bank of America And JP Morgan Report Results, Turns Out They Could Have Done With Bitcoin After All

    | 2017/12/05 3:00 pm
  • InsurePal is set to revolutionize the insurance industry by harnessing blockchain technology and merging it with social proof methodology that will reduce costs and have a positive societal impact. A common facet of modern life is insurance, which comes in many forms: auto, life, medical, property, and more. Yet, like many economic institutions operating in today’s world, insurance has changed little over the last century. People who make responsible choices in their lives are forced

    Presenting InsurePal – The Distributed Blockchain-Based Social Proof Insurance Platform

    | 2017/12/05 10:30 am
  • A strategist at JPMorgan Chase now says that Bitcoin could be a legitimate asset like gold even though CEO Jamie Dimon rips into the cryptocurrency. Will JPMorgan suffer whiplash from this constant back-and-forth? Is there a doctor in the house? We could use one as JPMorgan Chase once again does an about-face concerning Bitcoin, which may lead to a case of whiplash. The banking and financial services giant has a dubious history with the popular

    JPMorgan Suffers Whiplash as They Say Bitcoin Could be the New Gold

    | 2017/12/05 3:00 am
  • Honest online reviews are hard to come by, but Revain aims to harness the power of the blockchain and Ethereum-based smart contracts to create a system of permanent, actual, and transparent reviews. There are a number of metrics that a business can look over as they strive for financial success. Items such as profits, market share, advertising saturation, and costs of production are carefully factored into any decision making. One metric that has become incredibly

    Revain Offers Honest Online Reviews Courtesy of the Blockchain

    | 2017/12/05 2:30 am
  • Initial coin offerings have become one of the most popular and easy ways to raise money online through cryptocurrencies. But ICOs have also become a popular way for fraudsters to scam people as the SEC recently showed by filing suit against the ICO by PlexCorps. ICO: A Threat to Venture Capital Firms? Early stage startup funding has been steadily declining over the last couple of months. The main reason behind this is the rapid rise of

    SEC Cyber Team Shuts Down Fraudulent ICO

    | 2017/12/05 12:30 am
  • Bitcoin’s price spike and increasing adoption have fuelled a Localbitcoins trading surge that has dwarfed any in the cryptocurrency’s history. $90 Million In A Week Data from Coin Dance tracking trading on popular p2p trading platform Localbitcoins shows that for the week ending Saturday, December 2, almost $90 million passed through worldwide. The huge uptick puts last week clear ahead of Localbitcoins’ previous busiest week, which occurred mid-September and saw it handle $71 million. As

    Localbitcoins Sets Biggest Gain Ever As Venezuelans Exit Fiat

    | 2017/12/04 5:30 am
  • In a small corner in the neighborhood of Manhattan in New York, Melt Bakery a ‘hole in the wall’ that sells ice cream sandwiches, accepts Bitcoin as a payment option. A few swipes of a mobile app are all that it takes to complete your transaction, but remember that if you want to use Bitcoin at Melt, you might have to pay extra for the privilege. More Interest in the Cryptocurrency There are several stores in

    Want to Pay With Bitcoin? Be Prepared to Pay Extra for the Privilege

    | 2017/12/03 10:00 pm
  • Bitcoin is primed to become a noticeable component of international commodity trading as a Ukrainian shipping company plans on accepting it, and others are going to follow suit. While there are instances of people buying a home or paying their rent with Bitcoin, it seems that the vast majority of transactions are relatively minor. However, the cryptocurrency is starting to move into the much deeper waters of international commodity trading where the stakes, and the

    Cryptocurrency Hits the High Seas as Ukrainian Shipping Company Accepts Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/03 5:45 am
  • At a time when many companies are rushing to embrace blockchain technology, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has adopted a more cautious ‘looking but not touching’ approach. At this year’s AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, CEO Andy Jassy made clear AWS’ stance on the popular technology, telling journalists that while they have “a lot of customers and partners who either build blockchains on top of AWS or are building services to use blockchain on top of AWS,”

    AWS on Blockchain Reluctance: ‘We Don’t Build Technology Because We Think the Technology is Cool’

    | 2017/12/02 6:45 pm