• As everyone knows, Bitcoin has had an ultra-impressive run. Now, initial coin offerings (ICOs) are the cryptocurrency space’s hottest offerings, thanks to their ability to provide high returns on investment. Having said that, not all ICOs are created equal. Some will barely reach the finish line, let alone shoot the moon. With investors always looking for “the next Bitcoin,” the race to take the next big ICO to the moon is already underway!  The Highest

    ASKfm Reaches New Peak, Scales Everest

    | 2018/05/25 5:00 am
  • There are a lot of odd things you can buy with Bitcoin – spy gear, lasers, alpaca socks, and now, high-end deodorant. ‘Scent or Payment Method’ Deodorant maker Schmidt’s Naturals is the latest company to let online shoppers buy its products with Bitcoin. Co-founder and CEO Michael Cammarata claims Bitcoin has accounted for 5 to 10 percent of online sales since they started accepting the cryptocurrency on May 14. “It’s starting to be a percent of

    The Sweet Smell of Success: Unilever-Owned Schmidt’s Naturals Adds Bitcoin as Payment Option

    | 2018/05/24 7:00 pm
  • The cryptocurrency market is cooling, but institutional investments into the space have been heating up and have generated over a billion dollars worth of funding in under half a year. Market Slowing But Investments Speeding Up? You would think that with the slowdown in the cryptocurrency market would come a correlated slowdown in institutional investments. However, investments in the space from venture capital firms have only gained momentum since last year’s bull run. Cryptocurrencies and

    Is 2018 The Year of Venture Capital Investment in the Cryptocurrency Market?

    | 2018/05/23 7:00 am
  • The CFO of PayPal defended the case for fiat merchant settlements Monday, telling mainstream media the company could nonetheless “definitely support” Bitcoin in the future. CFO Rainey Points Finger at Volatility Speaking to CNBC in an edition of the network’s Mad Money segment, John Rainey, PayPal’s CFO, claimed that volatility was the reason PayPal did not “see a lot of interest” from its merchants regarding cryptocurrency acceptance. Rainey told Mad Money host Jim Cramer: Because

    PayPal: We’ll ‘Definitely Support’ Bitcoin If It Becomes ‘Better Currency’

    | 2018/05/22 11:00 pm
  • A bank in Argentina could soon become the first in the world to begin using Bitcoin for customers’ international remittances. Service Highlights ‘No Intermediaries’ The initiative, which Banco Masventas (BMV) launched May 22nd, is the result of a partnership with local blockchain financial services startup Bitex. Once payments begin being sent, BMV will likely become the world’s first banking institution to actively leverage Bitcoin as an international payments standard. The move is a conspicuous move

    Argentina: Bank Ditches SWIFT For Bitcoin In World Payments First

    | 2018/05/22 12:00 pm
  • A joint force, comprised of regulatory bodies from the U.S. and Canada, has announced that they will be facing cryptocurrency scams head-on and will investigate companies which do not practice the best principles. Coming Together to Form ‘Operation Cryptosweep’ The Texas State Securities Board has just announced that they have joined a joint American and Canadian force to help combat fraudulent cryptocurrency-related operations. The TSB will be one of the force’s 40 organizations, which originate from

    Operation Cryptosweep: Cryptocurrency Scammers Beware

    | 2018/05/22 10:00 am
  • Recently, there has been a lot of interest and growth in the cryptocurrency industry. Institutional and retail investors are becoming more invested and involved in the blockchain and crypto space. In 2017, The number of blockchain wallets increased by 85%, Bitcoin’s prices increased by 1300%, and big money became interested in the emerging asset class of cryptocurrencies. There are millions of crypto investors worldwide… and their communication platform of choice is Telegram. Why Telegram? Telegram

    How to Successfully Use Telegram to Build a Strong Crypto Community

    | 2018/05/22 7:00 am
  • UK financial platform LMAX has suddenly entered cryptocurrency with the launch of a new exchange solely for institutional investors. CEO: Crypto ‘Coming Of Age’ According to a press release May 21, eight-year-old LMAX, which is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is seeking to “further legitimize” cryptocurrency’s reputation in traditional investment circles. “The rise of institutional trading of cryptocurrencies will be a game-changer for the industry… Digital currencies are, without a doubt, coming

    ‘Game-Changer’: Institutional-Trader Crypto Exchange LMAX Opens in the UK

    | 2018/05/21 9:00 am
  • CoinCheck has plans to remove 3 privacy coins – Monero, Dash, and Zcash – from their platform along with an ERC-20 token which elicits gambling on a non-regulated platform. Cryptocurrency Privacy: Is It Under Attack? Coincheck has just announced that they will be ceasing the trading of 4 cryptocurrencies on their platform. These currencies being Monero, Dash, ZCash, and Augur, listed in order of market capitalization. Coincheck plans for the delisting of these projects to

    Monex Owned Coincheck Confirms Delisting of Privacy Coins

    | 2018/05/20 10:00 pm
  • Jobseekers looking for their big break with Bitcoin could have faced disappointment as offers exploded and crashed in line with prices. Price Highs = Employment Highs According to new research from “augmented writing” startup Textio, job offers relating to Blockchain and cryptocurrency rise and fall entirely depending on how valuable Bitcoin is in USD terms. Researchers analyzed job advertisements containing various terms, including Bitcoin, altcoin, cryptocurrency, crypto, cryptographic hash, decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) and decentralized

    Bitcoin Jobs and Jobseekers Rise and Fall With Price, Research Shows

    | 2018/05/18 10:00 am
  • On Wednesday, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and the Square payment company expressed his positive cryptocurrency sentiment as he stood on stage at the Consensus conference, saying that Bitcoin should be the cryptocurrency of the internet. Jack Dorsey: Cryptocurrency Evangelist Twitter has long been a platform that has been centric for cryptocurrency users and organizations. It quickly became a way in which crypto-related entities can convey announcements and talk about cryptocurrencies with members of

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Bitcoin Should Be Native Currency of the Internet

    | 2018/05/17 10:00 am
  • Venezuela is taking advantage of its 49% stake in a Russian bank, and using it to skirt US sanctions on its cryptocurrency Petro, according to reports. Buy Petro For €1k At Moscow Bank As the Associated Press (AP) reported May 14, Evrofinance Mosnarbank has become the only international partner willing to accept investments for purchasing Petro, which allegedly raised $5 billion during its ICO. The move reflects the continued involvement on Russia in the story

    Venezuela Leverages Russian Bank Stake To Bypass US Petro Sanctions

    | 2018/05/16 5:00 pm
  • Helping institutional investors enter the cryptocurrency space has been the overriding theme of this year’s Consensus conference in New York City — and one such notable announcement is the partnership between Nomura, Ledger, and Global Advisors, who plan on building a secure digital asset custody solution.  Welcome, Institutions In an effort to provide infrastructure and an operational framework to the overarching investment management industry, Nomura, Ledger, and Global Advisors are partnering to create Komainu — a

    Ledger Partners with Nomura and Global Advisors to ‘Pave the Way for Secure and Compliant Institutional Investment’

    | 2018/05/16 3:00 pm
  • It seems that the creator of the Avalon Bitcoin ASIC mining hardware has taken moves to secure a stock listing spot on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company, usually known as Canaan, is seeking for $1 billion in IPO funding. Canaan Creative, better known for their Avalon ASIC lineup in the cryptocurrency community, has just confirmed that they have a plan to facilitate a one billion dollar IPO. For those who are unaware of what

    ASIC Manufacturer Officially Files $1 Billion IPO In Hong Kong

    | 2018/05/16 9:00 am
  • Bitcoin Core developer Johnathan Corgan has joined Jimmy Song in criticizing the seeming lack of Bitcoin focus at this week’s Consensus 2018 conference. Corgan: Blockchain ‘Bashing’ Bitcoin In a long series of tweets summarizing the event, which ends May 16, Corgan highlighted what he described as “cargo-cult engineering” taking preference among speakers. “It’s like all the popular kids (Blockchain) are publicly bashing the geeks and nerds (Bitcoin) while privately trying to copy their homework,” he

    ‘Cargo-Cult Engineering’: Bitcoin Core Dev Slams Consensus Conference

    | 2018/05/16 7:00 am
  • The New-York based Gemini cryptocurrency exchange just announced the addition of 3 new cryptocurrencies to their trading lineup. The most surprising addition being ZCash, which was not expected by anybody in the community. ZCash: Privacy Focused, But On a Regulated Exchange The week of the Consensus conference has always been a week of news, innovation, and announcements from major players in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. It seems that this year’s Consensus is no different

    Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Exchange Unexpectedly Adds ZCash

    | 2018/05/15 4:00 am
  • Cryptocurrency industry commentators have reacted suspiciously to news the CEO of Hong Kong  exchange OKEx abruptly stepped down May 14. CEO ‘Starting A New Life’ As Bloomberg reports citing both an emailed statement and private statement from Chris Lee’s spokeswoman, the executive suddenly left his post in order to “start a new life.” It was his “greatest pleasure and honour” to work with the exchange, his spokeswoman reportedly quoted Lee as saying. The news comes

    OKEx Exchange CEO’s Sudden Resignation Prompts Crypto Industry Suspicion

    | 2018/05/14 5:30 am
  • Nvidia announced that they had a successful 1st quarter in terms of sales, in part due to the fact that cryptocurrency-related sales boosted their revenues by 10%. Despite the good news, Nvidia expects that the sales generated by cryptocurrency enthusiasts will decrease by over ⅔ over the 2nd quarter, which ends in 2 months. Nvidia’s Growing Business: Did Crypto Sales Help? Nvidia’s Thursday release of their Q1 financial reports has shown that their revenues have

    Nvidia Expects 2/3 Decrease in Sales to Crypto Miners in The Next Quarter

    | 2018/05/13 7:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist got its hands on one of the latest Hodler Collection watches from Cryptomatic, a design inspired by so-called Bitcoin ‘hodlers’ whose patience really paid off as the value of Bitcoin has skyrocketed in recent years.  For Those Who HEDL The company’s first watch, called the CRYPTOMAT (i.e. Crypto-diplomat), was born during the early years when the first “Bitcoin embassies” started popping up around the world. It reflected the spirit of individuals representing the crypto

    For Those Who ‘HEDL’ – The New Cryptomatic Watch Inspired By the Bitcoin Hodler

    | 2018/05/12 2:00 pm
  • Facebook may be known in crypto circles for banning ICO ads, but a Facebook cryptocurrency may be coming sooner than you think. Inside Information Facebook may seriously be considering creating its own cryptocurrency in order to afford its billions of users the possibility of making electronic payments. An anonymous source purportedly familiar with the matter told Cheddar: They are very serious about it. Facebook has historically not been shy about sharing its roadmap, but never

    Facebook Reportedly ‘Very Serious’ About Creating Its Own Cryptocurrency, Will Likely Acquire Existing Projects

    | 2018/05/12 11:00 am
  • Wired magazine had its own version of Bitcoin Pizza Day on May 10th as social media users commemorated a 2013 article in which journalists destroyed their private keys. Wired’s Pump And Dump The fateful day for the publication came about in May 2013 after an experiment with mining Bitcoin on a desktop computer. While considering what to do with the funds they had collected from the process, the journalists concluded that “the world’s most popular

    Forgive Me, Father, For I Have SODLed: Wired’s Nuked Bitcoin Now Worth $117K

    | 2018/05/11 1:00 pm
  • Despite how people portray it, the cryptocurrency market is far from perfect. There are still a vast variety of scams that exist along with projects that do not have the best intentions in mind for consumers. Forbes reported that on Tuesday, the Texas State Securities Board issued statements which called for two cryptocurrency firms to cease their operations on Texan soil.  Texas State Securities Board And BTCRUSH Square Off On Tuesday, the Texas State Securities

    Crazy Cryptocurrency Scams: ‘Secretive WW2 Bunker’ Mining Farm

    | 2018/05/11 5:00 am
  • ASKfm, the largest Q&A social network in the world, is moving the decentralized economy forward by tokenizing social interactions. Here’s everything you need to know about the project — currently undergoing a private token sale — before the ASKT sale is opened to the public. What is ASKfm? In its current state, ASKfm’s is a platform on which individuals are the primary asset in a new decentralized economy built on a new system of values.

    Everything You Need to Know About ASKfm 2.0 Before Its Public Sale

    | 2018/05/10 7:00 pm