• President Nicolas Maduro announces that 860,811 young people have registered to mine the Petro, the new national cryptocurrency of Venezuela. Paper Virtually Worthless Economically, Venezuela has been in terrible shape for a number of years. The failed socialist policies of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro have destroyed the national economy, caused massive hyperinflation, and led to a humanitarian crisis where food and medicine are in short supply. In such times, many have turned to mining

    Over 860,000 Have Signed Up to Mine the Venezuelan Petro

    | 2018/01/04 6:30 am
  • Viberate users can earn VIB tokens by helping the decentralized live music platform grow through promotion, adding to the database, or referring new users. An important area of support for both musicians and venues has always been an enthusiastic fan base. For the longest time, this was manifested by fans posting flyers about clubs or bands on any available surface. Fan-made magazines were distributed in schools and record shops, and word of mouth was used

    Viberate Launches Community Rewards Program Worth Over One Million Dollars

    | 2018/01/02 6:00 pm
  • EOS hype is off the chart, but does the company have the capacity to outperform Ethereum? We answer that question and several more as we do a deep dive into the company, its management, and its business model. It’s easy to proclaim the latest technology the next internet, [insert crypto] killer, or even the next generation blockchain. But will it hold up to the hype? That is the question EOS is about to answer. To

    As EOS Tops $8 Is the Sun About to Set on Ethereum’s Reign?

    | 2017/12/30 5:00 pm
  • Let’s face it – the end of 2017 is approaching, and both bitcoin and esports have proved that they’re not just a fad and that they’re here to stay. What could the future hold for these two industries of the future? Esports – More Than Just ‘Playing Video Games’ Traditionally, video games have always been a popular hobby all around the world, spanning over multiple generations. From the first NES to the current Nintendo Switch,

    Bitcoin & Esports – From Laughing Stock to Mainstream

    | 2017/12/29 1:00 am
  • Pretoria, South Africa – Zabercoin is an innovative and stable real estate utility token providing a new dimension to real estate by utilizing decentralized blockchain technology to transform real estate located in emerging markets into a global cryptocurrency market environment. Opportunities in Emerging Markets There are dozens of countries around the world that are considered “third world.” That name has a such a negative connotation too it, and when people think “third world” very rarely

    Using Zabercoin to Access Opportunities in Emerging Markets

    | 2017/12/26 12:15 am
  • Analyst Tom Lee has described Bitcoin’s price “consolidation” as “very healthy” in fresh comments to mainstream media. ‘The Smallest Bubble I Know’ Speaking to Bloomberg December 22 as Bitcoin continued a 30% pullback to sub-$13,000 lows, Fundstrat Global Advisors’ head of research said the biggest cryptocurrency “had been following network value” for several years. “If you look at the number of wallets and transaction activity per wallet, that explains 94% of the move of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Price Drop Is ‘Very Healthy’ – Fundstrat’s Tom Lee To Bloomberg

    | 2017/12/25 9:30 am
  • Bitcoin price fell 23% into Friday as a broad shakedown of markets saw every cryptoasset in the top 100 sustain major losses. Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before… Repeating what has become a familiar cycle for holders this year, BTC shaved $6000 off its USD value to trade at an average $13,240 across major exchanges. In the top 10 assets by market cap, Bitcoin Cash fared worse, its 34% crash the largest of

    The Horror! Bitcoin Price Hits Lows Not Seen Since Early December

    | 2017/12/22 5:30 am
  • They may be a girl’s best friend, but diamond dealers and investors are going to love CEDEX, the first certified diamond exchange to be built using blockchain technology. The diamond market has an estimated turnover of $80 billion per year, yet investor demand accounts for only 5% of that – the rest is consumer demand from the jewelry industry. Historically, diamonds have been a consistent store of value, just like gold and other precious metals,

    CEDEX: The First Certified Blockchain-based Diamond Exchange

    | 2017/12/20 3:00 pm
  • Thailand is seeking to improve its electricity production by leveraging solar energy and blockchain technology. Thai-backed BCPG will work with Power Ledger to make this happen. Renewable energy developers BCPG and Power Ledger have announced plans to introduce peer-to-peer renewable energy trading in Thailand. Solar energy will be at the heart of this undertaking, and it is set to revolutionize electricity production in the country and, hopefully, South East Asia. Leveraging Solar Energy to Meet

    Renewable Energy Trading Comes to Thailand – Power Ledger and BCPG Setting the Pace

    | 2017/12/19 9:00 pm
  • Jordan Belfort, who is the real-life inspiration for the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ film, has branded Bitcoin a bubble and cautioned people that it is, in fact, a ‘scam’. Belfort, who has experience in running a scam and has the prison time to prove it, is yet another crypto critic who has labeled the world’s most popular digital currency a bubble. He added that the value of Bitcoin will also drop. In an interview with

    ‘Real Wolf of Wall Street’ Takes Up the Bitcoin Bubble Chant

    | 2017/12/16 5:00 pm
  • Cryptocurrencies are one thing keeping Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz “awake at night,” he has admitted. Poloz: Bank-Issued Cash ‘Only Risk-Free Means Of Payment’ Speaking during a talk at the Canadian Club on various issues causing him unease at the present time, Poloz described the unregulated nature of Bitcoin and altcoins as making them “closer to gambling than investing.” “There is one more thing keeping me awake at night that perhaps is worth

    Bank Of Canada Governor: Cryptocurrency ‘Keeps Me Awake At Night’

    | 2017/12/15 5:00 am
  • 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