• 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
  • 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