• Governments’ continued crypto crackdowns and regulations seem to be having the opposite effect as their citizens rush to be part of the digital currency revolution. In most cases, being denied something makes you actually want it even more, especially when that something has grown by over 1,700% in less than a year. This definitely seems to be the case for Bitcoin. According to Bloomberg, trading in the digital currency increased exponentially more in countries with

    Saying No to Bitcoin Seems to Increase Its Appeal

    | 2017/12/14 7:00 am
  • The fight for a Bitcoin ETF might just have been reignited by the introduction of Bitcoin futures to the market. The battle to get a bitcoin-based exchange traded fund (ETF) listed in the US has been a long and hard-fought one, with a number of different individuals and entities having mounted their own attempts over the past couple of years. Perhaps most notably, the Winklevoss twins tried to get their Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF past

    Bitcoin Futures Might Have Paved The Way For A Bitcoin ETF To Finally Hit Markets

    | 2017/12/13 2:00 pm
  • Two days before the first Bitcoin futures begin trading Sunday, the case for prices increasing – not decreasing – is looking “very strong”. Time For ‘Aligning’ High Future Prices This is according to a summary study of the potential impact of futures on the Bitcoin price by a data scientist writing as Blake C. Despite Bitcoin shooting up in value this week far in advance of expectations, causing increasing unease, the watershed futures releases will

    Bitcoin Futures: Analyst Predicts ‘Very Strong’ Upward Price Pressure

    | 2017/12/08 9:00 am
  • 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
  • Troubled wallet provider and Blockchain platform Parity has said it could unlock its $150 million in missing funds “within the next four to six months.” ‘General Protocol Upgrade’ Could Reconjure Funds Speaking to TechCrunch editor-at-large Mike Butcher during the publication’s Disrupt Berlin event, co-founders Gavin Wood and Jutta Steiner said that funds were not “lost” and that a future hard fork could release the quarantined Ether. “There are discussions that the issue could be fixed

    Parity Founders Suggest Frozen Ether Could Return In 6 Months

    | 2017/12/05 11:30 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
  • Russia-based loyalty crypto-platform BioCoin has announced its partnership with international blockchain project RCN Network. The purpose of the partnership is to lend support to farmers and green businesses around the world. BioCoin is a global blockchain-based loyalty platform created by eco-farming network LavkaLavka. BioCoin’s purpose is to support local farmers and organic food retailers and allow them to return value to their communities through a system of rewards and discounts. According to BioCoin CEO Boris

    BioCoin and RCN Team Up to Assist Green Businesses Worldwide

    | 2017/12/01 3:45 pm
  • Following in CME Group’s footsteps, NASDAQ announces plans to launch Bitcoin futures in the first half of 2018.   The Wall Street Journal reports that Nasdaq Inc. is planning to launch Bitcoin futures as soon the first half of 2018. Nasdaq’s Bitcoin contracts will launch on Nasdaq Futures (NFX), a marketplace launched in 2015 that is most famous for energy trading. This latest news comes in the wake of the CME Group, the world’s largest online trading

    BREAKING NEWS – Nasdaq To Launch Bitcoin Futures in 2018

    | 2017/11/29 1:15 pm
  • As Bitcoin prices hover below the magic $10,000, the virtual currency has already surpassed Venezuela’s currency and asset value. One More Reason For Venezuela To Go Bitcoin… Using a homemade comparison, BitGo engineer Jameson Lopp showed that Bitcoin’s current market cap of $163 billion is now higher than Venezuela’s ‘M1’ currency value. M1 specifically computes figures based on “the total quantity of currency in circulation (notes and coins) plus demand deposits denominated in the national

    Top 30 World Currency Bitcoin is Now Bigger Than ‘Korea’s Nasdaq’

    | 2017/11/27 6:00 am
  • British company BitCoen is opening up an international blockchain market. The company declared its strategic goal – to help interaction between representatives of the Jewish communities around the world. The BitCoen ecosystem is a system of services, qualitatively improving the life of the Jewish community. Jewish communities from different countries demonstrated their interest in the project during the pre-sale period. Even before the start of the token sale, the project had amassed a following of

    BitCoen.io, the First Kosher (Jewish) Crypto-token and Blockchain Ecosystem, to Launch Token Sale on November 28, 2017

    | 2017/11/27 4:00 am
  • Bitcoin trading spikes in Zimbabwe are just the start of a multi-pronged surge seeing Saudi Arabia and other new areas jump on board. Saudis Fleeing The Wealth Crackdown? That’s according to statistics from Coin Dance, which tracks weekly trade volumes from p2p exchange platform Localbitcoins. As Zimbabwe experiences extreme volatility in the price of Bitcoin, which topped $13,500 this week amid military intervention, uncertainty is also pushing activity up across the world. The price of

    Bitcoin Hits $13.5k In Zimbabwe As New Markets Post Record Trading

    | 2017/11/16 7:30 am
  • Selling your unused bandwidth after its already paid for seems like a no-brainer, right? You get some extra spending money, while you help a worldwide community of people trying to gain access to censorship free information. The team at Privatix is looking to make it a reality. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The Privatix VPN network is a platform that has the ability to change how the world gets online. Based on the Ethereum

    Privatix’s Bandwidth Marketplace and How it Could Change Internet Access as We Know It

    | 2017/11/08 2:00 pm
  • The eToro exchange announced they will support and credit users with Bitcoin2X but they will not support or provide customers with Bitcoin Gold, claiming lack of clarity. eToro which describes itself as a Social Investment Network running a marketplace where users can trade currencies, commodities, indices and CFD stocks, clarified their position on how they will be handling the Bitcoin forks of Bitcoin gold and Bitcoin2X. The post opens with; At eToro, we only support a

    eToro Exchange Clarify Position on Bitcoin2X and Bitcoin Gold

    | 2017/10/30 12:30 pm
  • Eloplay, the eSports platform that allows players to organize and participate in tournaments with decentralized prize pools, has announced its upcoming token sale to raise funds for the integration of additional blockchain-based features. Why eSports Needs Eloplay Competitive video gaming, better known as eSports, is an industry that is increasing in popularity at an astronomical rate. This year alone, the breakout sport has amassed a worldwide audience of over 400 million and estimated earnings of

    Eloplay – Leveling the eSports Playing Field

    | 2017/10/01 1:45 pm
  • On Friday, South Korea’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission, has issued a ban on all Initial Coin Offerings. First China, Now South Korea Earlier this month, news circulated that the Chinese financial regulator banned all Initial Coin Offerings and forced cryptocurrency exchanges to shut down their operations until the end of September. According to an article by Techcrunch, on Friday, South Korea’s financial regulator banned all Initial Coin Offering, due to concerns of potential financial

    South Korea Issues Ban on ICOs

    | 2017/09/29 10:45 am
  • US based Security researcher FireEye claim that the rising price of Bitcoin in tandem with the increasing international sanctions imposed upon North Korea have lead the rogue country to seek Bitcoin hack attacks as an alternate, low cost way of helping finance the state.   FireEye make the claims in a report published Monday on their website, stating that they have been observing actors they believe to be North Korean of origin. These actors have

    North Korea Suspected of Hacking South’s Bitcoin Exchanges

    | 2017/09/13 3:00 am
  • Less than a year after the industry began, running a Blockchain business using a digital token has suddenly become a lot more complicated. ICOs Float Between A Rock And A Hard Place The free-for-all of the first six months of 2017 when Blockchain startups and ‘projects’ created and sold tokens at will, often for hundreds of millions of dollars, has changed thanks to snap regulatory decisions. The context of regulator reactions continues to dictate digital

    UK Issues a Warning on ICOs But Some Are Already Immune

    | 2017/09/12 8:00 am
  • A solution to many of the worldwide concerns about the media comes to market in Snip, a decentralized news feed platform that is completely censorship resist and permissionless. Problems with current media outlets For decades, you could probably count on one hand the number of media sources where you get your news from. The biggest corporations in the space had complete control of the content that is in newspapers, TV, radio. But with the rise

    Snip platform looks to rewrite how the public receives their news

    | 2017/09/05 12:19 pm
  • Chinese regulators have today taken the unprecedented move of banning all ICOs. This follows news last week that authorities intended to implement stricter regulations to protect investors from fraud. The People's Bank of China released a statement saying that all ICO's should be stopped immediately. $ETH #Bitcoin https://t.co/x3Ip2nJffY — WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) September 4, 2017 That’s one way to protect them There’s more… According to the joint statement issued by the People’s Bank of China and several regulatory commissions: Organizations

    IC-No! China bursts Initial Coin Offering Bubble

    | 2017/09/04 8:42 am
  • Decentralized advertisement network AdEx has announced its partnership with the content platform Snip. The AdEx Platform AdEx is a decentralized advertisement platform that uses blockchain technology to offer a fast, secure and efficient advertisement network. The platform was founded by the same team that created Streamio, a video content aggregator. On June 30, 2017, the AdEx token sale was able to raise the impressive amount of 40,000 Ether. In the last couple of weeks, the development progress

    AdEx announces partnership with content platform Snip

    | 2017/09/01 1:00 pm
  • Viberate is planning to revolutionize the live music industry with its unique platform that utilizes blockchain technology. [Disclaimer: This is a sponsored article] The Viberate Platform Viberate is an exciting project that aims to change the live music industry, by using blockchain technology. The Viberate platform allows users to access a database which displays musicians, event dates, social media statistics, club locations and more. According to the CEO Viberate, the platform has received  overwhelming support

    This startup is going to disrupt the music industry with blockchain technology

    | 2017/09/01 10:56 am
  • The daddy of all cryptocurrencies gained a surprising defender in its case for mainstream validity this week. The US Department of Homeland Security described it as “a lot more legitimate than people give it credit for”, as reported by CNBC. It’s just used by criminals isn’t it? So the scare-mongering tactics of certain elements of the press would have the uninformed believe. One of the most frequent arguments heard against bitcoin is that its “untraceable” nature attracts

    The Bitcoin ‘It’s Not Actually All That Good for Crime’ Shocker!

    | 2017/09/01 4:00 am
  • Russian blockchain developers CarTaxi have just launched the first global service for towing vehicles. The platform brings together a list of all car towing companies and is already starting to change the outlook of the market. In the two months following the platform’s initial launch, the service already operates in over 15 different cities. The company’s global launch will be later in the year and the company has already organized its Pre-ICO campaign, set to

    The Blockchain ‘Uber’ of Car Towing, CarTaxi Launches Ethereum Based Platform

    | 2017/08/30 12:56 pm