• The InvestDigital ICO illustrates how Australia has become one of the leading ICO targets for tech startups.  When the Chinese government slapped a ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs) in 2017, the cryptocurrency space took a dive on expectations that similar regulatory action would follow from policymakers in other global regions. As it turned out, these expectations were misplaced. While we’ve seen certain government actions seek to impose some degree of regulation onto the ICO space,

    Australia’s Policymakers Have Made The Country An Attractive ICO Region

    | 2018/01/29 7:00 pm
  • Even though blockchain technology continues to make strides in developed countries, investment bank Exotix believes that it will have the biggest effect in emerging countries. In most cases, events develop in a step-by-step process. However, in some cases, technology allows us to bypass certain steps to get us to the end goal even quicker. Paul Domjan, who is the global head of research, analytics, and data at Exotix touched on how certain technologies have the ability

    Blockchain Will Make the Biggest Difference in Developing Countries

    | 2018/01/28 3:00 pm
  • Budbo, the company whose immensely popular app has been dubbed “the Tinder of weed”, is now focusing on leveraging the power of the blockchain to help document supply chains and aid research by providing extensive transparent data. Their token sale is now live. The current legalized marijuana industry is fragmented and marginalized, something that has led Budbo to identify a dire need for some form of systematic organization that also incorporates a transparency of operations.

    Budbo – The Blockchain Solution For The Cannabis Industry

    | 2018/01/27 3:30 pm
  • Artists not getting fairly paid for their content is a growing problem today, as music streaming services are cutting them out. Voise has a solution that will put the power back in the artist’s hands. Taking Advantage of Artists We live in an age where music creators aren’t getting paid the revenue they deserve for their work. The most recent lawsuit against Spotify is great evidence of that, with Wixen Music Publishing launching a $1.6

    Revolutionizing Music Streaming with Voise, the First Music Platform on the Ethereum Blockchain

    | 2018/01/24 3:30 pm
  • The leading European on-demand ordering and delivery company Dorado has begun an industry-changing innovation program that will improve all aspects of the delivery process for the customer. The delivery company isn’t moving onward, but rather upward – with the help of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs), or drones as they are more commonly known. Dorado allows customers to order items from any store or restaurant and have them delivered in 15 minutes or less. Of the

    Dorado is Serious about Delivering Goods in 15 Minutes or Less by Drones

    | 2018/01/24 3:00 pm
  • “More than 10%” of ICO funds fall into the hands of hackers and not investors, according to new research by Ernst & Young. ICO Risks – From Phishing To FOMO In a report published this week, in collaboration with Group IB, the professional services giant reviewed 372 ICOs and warned about what it views as the ICO market’s “big risks.” These include phishing, failure of organizers to meet stated goals and even so-called ‘FOMO’ (‘fear of

    ICO’s Lose 10% of Funds to Criminals, New Ernst & Young Report Finds

    | 2018/01/23 3:00 pm
  • The mainstream press has a knack for giving airtime to Bitcoin naysayers who repeat the same tired arguments. Here are the top five most common myths presented against Bitcoin and why they are wrong. Bitcoin Uses More Electricity Than [Insert Country] “One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week!” “Bitcoin’s energy usage is huge – we can’t afford to ignore it” “Bitcoin consumes more electricity than Denmark!”  Deliberately eye-catching,

    Debunked: Top 5 Bitcoin Myths & Misconceptions

    | 2018/01/20 10:30 am
  • Blockchain-based booking platform LockChain.co has announced the Alpha release of its marketplace. The version kicks off with around 600 completely integrated listings already in place. In addition, hosts can list their properties for free and travelers can book accommodations without any commissions. By the end of February 2018, the platform will feature 100,000 hotels, providing accommodation options worldwide. Nikola Alexandrov, the CEO of LockChain.co, explains the impetus behind the project: Booking.com and Airbnb.com charge on average

    LockChain.co Launches 0% Commission Travel Marketplace for Hotels and Short Term Rentals, 100k Hotels to be Integrated in 2018

    | 2018/01/19 6:30 pm
  • The US Treasury Department has cautioned investors that Venezuela’s Petro could be in violation of Washington-imposed financial sanctions. In December last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced that his government would be creating a digital currency, the Petro. In a country that is rapidly spiraling into a financial abyss, Maduro sees the state-controlled cryptocurrency as a sanction workaround and subsequently, a way to improve the country’s deep economic problems. During his annual message on the

    US Treasury Warns Investors: Venezuela’s Petro Could Violate Sanctions

    | 2018/01/18 1:00 am
  • Institutional investment is taking no notice of Bitcoin’s current volatility as two pioneering Blockchain exchange-traded funds (ETFs) launch Wednesday. ‘Profound Long-Term Investment Opportunities’ The Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) and the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK) are forerunners of what some pundits expect to be an onslaught of Bitcoin and Blockchain ETFs which may gain approval in 2018. Unlike previous Bitcoin attempts from last year which met with flat-out rejections from US

    Amid Bitcoin Price Chaos, Industry Welcomes Two New Blockchain ETFs

    | 2018/01/17 6:00 pm
  • Billionaire Bitcoin skeptic-turned-bull Mark Cuban has said his Dallas Mavericks basketball team will accept Bitcoin “next season.” Cuban Turns On To Bitcoin Acceptance In comments on Twitter following publication of team line-ups, Cuban, who as recently as June last year called Bitcoin a “bubble,” confirmed fans would be able to purchase tickets with Bitcoin later in 2018. Next season. — Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 16, 2018 The move is milestone for both US basketball and

    Mark Cuban: Buy Dallas Mavericks Tickets ‘Next Season’ With Bitcoin

    | 2018/01/16 7:30 am
  • News of a fresh crackdown on cryptocurrency trading in China has added to stress on Bitcoin and altcoin markets, seeing assets lose 30% in hours. $200 Billion Disappears In New Downturn Bitcoin dipped around 13.7% to challenge $12,000 Tuesday as both South Korea and China present regulatory changes which could limit access even further for regular users. Despite local Korean news outlets forecasting that a “shutdown” on the cryptocurrency exchange space was “not likely” Monday,

    Dark Side Of The Moon: Bitcoin Sets Lunar New Year Lows For 3rd Time

    | 2018/01/16 5:30 am
  • The freelancer market has grown into a $1.5 trillion industry, as more and more people consider self-employed opportunities. Ethearnal is looking to bring blockchain technology into this rapidly growing field. Freelancing – Changing the Way the World Works Freelancing has completely blown up in recent years, as the internet makes it easier than ever for skilled workers to be matched with clients and employers. People in the fields of graphic design, computer programming, and many

    Disrupting the Freelance Industry with Ethearnal

    | 2018/01/15 5:00 pm
  • South Korea cryptocurrency users are voting en masse against the country’s prospective trading ban and demanding ministers resign. Ban Bitcoin? Fire The Government The results of two government surveys shows support exceeding 100,000 people for halting the restrictions on trading, while more than 30,000 want to see the justice minister and finance minister fired for “market manipulation.” South Korean lawmakers have stepped up efforts to severely limit cryptocurrency activity under their jurisdiction in recent months.

    Over 100K South Koreans Petition To Stop Crypto Ban, Fire Ministers

    | 2018/01/12 3:30 am
  • Iran’s citizens are straining under the weight of aggressive financial sanctions as result of its nuclear initiatives. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin provide a circumvention solution. Even though Bitcoin continues its somewhat volatile price jumps, it is still a desirable asset for investors around the world. Since its phenomenal growth last year, people are buying and holding until it reaches even greater heights. Bitcoin Is Not Just Something to Hodl Onto According to The Hill, however, for

    Bitcoin is More Than Just an Investment Option for Iran

    | 2018/01/11 7:00 pm
  • Binance CEO Zhao Changpeng has said Warren Buffett “does not understand cryptocurrency” and that he is making “a big mistake.” ‘Making A Big Mistake’ In brief comments to Bloomberg TV, the Hong Kong exchange chief countered Buffett’s warnings about cryptocurrency this week, in which he forecast all would “come to a bad ending.” “I think he knows stock investment and equity investment very well, but I do not think he understands cryptocurrency at all,” Zhao

    Binance CEO: Warren Buffett ‘Does Not Understand Cryptocurrency’

    | 2018/01/11 8:00 am
  • InsurePal, the social proof blockchain-based insurance platform, announces upcoming crowdsale and addition of Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem as an advisor. Any group, no matter how large or how small, is only as strong as the individuals that comprise the group. This thought is often expressed in the old adage that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Such sentiments are quite applicable to the business world. A business, no matter their product,

    InsurePal Adds Charlie Shrem as Advisor, Announces Upcoming Crowdsale

    | 2018/01/10 9:30 pm
  • Bitcoin seems to be the knight in shining armor for countries suffering distress due to corrupt governments and volatile economic climates. Bitcoin’s race to the top of the crypto charts has been filled with record-breaking prices, mainstream integration into the financial industry, and overall sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement. In waiting for the currency to reach the next price milestone, it may be easy to forget what it’s actually there for. Even though it may have a somewhat

    Bitcoin to the Rescue in Economically Unstable Countries

    | 2018/01/07 5:00 am
  • Crisis-hit Venezuela will issue its own oil-backed cryptocurrency, Petro, with an implied value of $5.9 billion as its economy continues to decay. 100 Million Petros ‘Ordered’ At $59 A Piece In what appears to be a last-ditch attempt to circumvent US sanctions and keep cash flowing into the country, President Nicolas Maduro announced 100 million units of its Petro cryptocurrency would enter the market. The announcement, according to Reuters, came during the President’s appearance on

    Venezuela Petro Cryptocurrency ‘Will be Worth $5.9B’ Says Maduro

    | 2018/01/06 11:45 am
  • LockChain, a company developing a technology and a marketplace for blockchain-powered booking of hotels and private property has announced in its official blog that it secured almost 100,000 hotels around the world reaching a strategic partnership with a number of companies in the accommodation sector. This marks the first instance of decentralized technologies entering the hotel industry, which is currently estimated at around $500 billion. The 0% commission marketplace offered by LockChain uses blockchain technology

    Blockchain Enters Hotel Industry as Booking Service LockChain Secures 100,000 Hotels

    | 2018/01/05 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin is increasingly being used for payments in various sectors of the tourism industry. Now, as medical tourism is booming, the cryptocurrency is also becoming popular in this multi-billion dollar sector. Bitcoin and the Medical Tourism Boom For some time, travelers and tourists have been using Bitcoin to pay for flights, accommodations, and car rentals. Now, medical tourism is growing exponentially. According to economics professor Marc Pilkington, medical tourism is a $100 billion global market

    Bitcoin Is Pervasive In Medical Tourism

    | 2018/01/05 12:30 am
  • Ripple executive chairman Chris Larsen has become “the richest person in the world” according to reports assessing his stake in the exploding cryptocurrency. A Sea Of $Billions In a tweet Wednesday, BitFury founder and commentator George Kikvadze noted that Larsen’s 37% stake in Ripple, which has an ‘implied’ maket value around $320 billion, makes him richer than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. “If centralised Ripple is worth $320 (billion) then decentralised Bitcoin is (definitely) going

    Ripple Co-Founder Becomes ‘World’s Richest Person’

    | 2018/01/04 9:00 am
  • 2017 has been a record-breaking, awe-inspiring rollercoaster ride for cryptocurrency valuations increasing by more than 2000% in some cases. With all the hype and global attention on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) were attempting to tokenize just about everything in 2017. However, in this culture of tokenization, what everybody has failed to observe is that with price spikes in crypto valuations comes energy spikes in transactions processing. Consider the following: In September 30,

    Kwatt Coin – Tokenized Electricity a Revolutionary Solution

    | 2018/01/04 7:45 am