• Venezuela issuing its Petro cryptocurrency has inspired Cambodia to release its “own cryptocurrency,” according to the local Blockchain industry. Entapay ‘Can Replace VISA’ for Cambodia A press release for the country’s forthcoming ASEAN 2018 BlockChain Summit, which will take place in the capital Phnom Penh March 7, tells readers to expect a “notable” announcement regarding a new payment medium called Entapay. According to organizers, the project, once launched had the potential to “replace” payment giants

    Cambodia Expected to ‘Follow Venezuela’ With National Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/03/05 7:00 am
  • Serial entrepreneur Chris Snook says that it’s still not too late to jump on the blockchain boat as the new tech leads the way into a token economy. If there’s one thing that wakes up investors in the middle of the night with a cold sweat is the fear of missing out (FOMO). Not recognizing revolutionary new technology or seeing an upcoming economic seismic change is a fear that practically every investor has. It’s true

    Serial Entrepreneur: Not Too Late to Get on the Blockchain Boat

    | 2018/03/05 3:00 am
  • Dubai continues to lead the way in adopting blockchain technology, as the city seeks to keep itself 10 years ahead of the rest of the world. Democratizing Tourism in Dubai Dubai has officially announced its intention to democratize tourism by creating a virtual business-to-business marketplace for the travel industry, with an additional distribution channel for hotels within two years. According to Arabian Business, tourism chiefs in the United Arab Emirates’ largest and most populous city hope

    Dubai Continues to Embrace the Blockchain, Announces Plans to Democratize Tourism

    | 2018/03/04 3:00 am
  • With a critical energy consumption problem currently plaguing the world, Robotina seeks to rethink the way we interact with traditional power networks. By deploying a myriad of modern technologies to optimize energy consumption, individuals will be able to not only save on costs but help save the planet as well. A Growing Power Problem With international energy consumption levels growing at an exponential rate and a variety of renewable sources entering the playing field, energy

    Robotina to Utilize Blockchain Technology to Modernize the Way We Interact with Energy

    | 2018/03/03 9:30 am
  • Canadian economist Mark Carney — who also serves as the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the G20’s Financial Stability Board — has called for greater regulation against the “anarchy” of cryptocurrencies, despite claiming that “they’re failing” and are not a threat. ‘They’re Failing’ Canadian economist and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney unsurprisingly continued his anti-Bitcoin and anti-cryptocurrency rhetoric this morning in a speech to Bloomberg — in which he threw

    Shocker! Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Failing,’ UK’s Central Banker Says

    | 2018/03/02 9:00 am
  • ‘Godfather of Ethereum’ and founder of æternity, Yanislav Malahov, tells Bitcoinist why his startup chose to set up shop in the tiny country of Liechtenstein, which countries blockchain companies must stay away from, and why he believes most current cryptocurrency projects will fail in the next 5 years.  Yanislav Malahov: Liechtenstein Regulators ‘Very Open’ to Blockchain The sixth smallest country in the world, Liechtenstein, has become one of the most appealing destinations in the world for startups

    Most Current Projects Will Disappear in 5 Years, Says ‘Godfather of Ethereum’

    | 2018/02/28 2:00 am
  • Blockchain technology is already showing its massive potential to reinvent any number of global industries — the cannabis industry not excluded. Budbo, an Ethereum powered blockchain application, is set to revolutionize the cannabis industry by not only making business easier, safer and more efficient, but also by legitimizing the industry as a whole. Legitimizing the Cannabis Industry Harnessing the power of the blockchain, Budbo looks to add a significant layer of security and transparency to

    How Budbo Plans to Legitimize and Revolutionize the Cannabis Industry

    | 2018/02/27 9:30 pm
  • Days after launching the world’s first ever state-issued cryptocurrency, the government of Venezuela has opened up a cryptocurrency school for its citizens — presumably to educate them on the glory of Petro. Prioritizing Petro According to reports, the government of Venezuela has opened the doors to a cryptocurrency training center at the Granja Laboratorio Petro School in Caracas — supposedly to educate interested citizens on how to buy, sell and mine cryptocurrencies, as well as illustrate

    Venezuela Opens State-Funded Crypto School as Citizens Starve

    | 2018/02/26 9:30 pm
  • With over 40 ICOs and over $1 billion raised already in the new year, the nascent industry is on pace to top last year’s mark of $5.6 billion. 2018: An Even Bigger Year for ICOs? Last year, there were 902 so-called Initial Coin Offerings (or ICO) projects tracked by TokenData. Out of that amount, 142 failed prior to the offering, and another 276 failed after raising funds. But despite a lackluster success rate of about

    ICOs Raised Over $1 Billion in 2018, And It’s Only February

    | 2018/02/26 5:30 pm
  • Cryptocurrency opponents have long argued that digital currencies are tools for money launderers. If the National Police Agency in Japan is to be believed, that may indeed be the case — though it’s not as prevalent as one might think. Minimal money laundering According to reports, the National Police Agency in Japan suspects 669 cases of cryptocurrency-utilized money laundering between the months of April and December. The reports come directly from the cryptocurrency exchange operators

    Cryptocurrency Makes Up Only 0.17% of All Money Laundering Cases in Japan

    | 2018/02/23 6:00 pm
  • In an annual filing to the Security and Exchange Commission, America’s second-largest bank has expressed fears over cryptocurrency’s potential to undermine the control of major banks. Making things difficult It has long been speculated that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies pose a threat to major banks and traditional financial institutions. Now, Bank of America admits it could be forced to deal with the “substantial” costs associated with the emerging market. “The widespread adoption of new technologies,

    Bank of America Admits Bitcoin is a Threat in SEC Report

    | 2018/02/23 10:00 am
  • Investing in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has always been a rocky ride. Is the volatility worth it? ETF industry veteran and Bitwise executive Matt Hougan certainly thinks so. Generationally-Significant Opportunity Sometimes it’s easy to forget that those of us investing in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies right now are still the early adopters — and the potential for significant gains down the road is massive. Bitwise Asset Management Vice President of Research and Development Matt Hougan recently appeared

    ETF Industry Veteran: Bitcoin is a Multi-Trillion Dollar Opportunity

    | 2018/02/23 8:00 am
  • Music industry blockchain company Viberate has entered into a partnership with crypto conversion platform Changelly. The move will facilitate the greater adoption of its VIB tokens which are also gaining greater traction on global exchanges. Viberate aims to revolutionize the way musicians are presented and booked by decentralizing the discovery and booking processes with the use of the blockchain technology. Their highly successful token crowdsale raised over $10 million and sold out in less than

    Viberate Partners with Changelly for Mass Token Adoption

    | 2018/02/22 12:00 am
  • Since getting crypto rich has become a bit of a thing in recent times, some select properties have gone up for sale while accepting Bitcoin — the dominant cryptocurrency — as a form of payment. Now, two properties have hit the market in San Diego, with price tags that redefine what it means to be ballin’ on Bitcoin. Bitcoin mansions in San Diego, USA Canter Companies, San Diego’s leading financial and advisory investment firm, has

    Multi-Million Dollar Properties Are Selling for Bitcoin in San Diego

    | 2018/02/16 4:00 pm
  • Paxful, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, has launched the #BuiltwithBitcoin initiative to improve the lives of others via direct action. Throughout 2017, news about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies focused on their ever-increasing value. It became commonplace to read about the latest Bitcoin millionaire and how many people were becoming rich due to cryptocurrency. Yet lost in all the hype and buzz is the fact that Bitcoin can also serve as a vehicle for doing good in

    Paxful to Make the World a Better Place with #BuiltwithBitcoin Initiative

    | 2018/02/15 4:30 pm
  • Venture capitalist and Tezos investor Tim Draper has said that a “very large portion” of the $86 trillion global currency market “will be crypto” in future. ‘Why Would I sell The Future For The Past?’ Speaking to Bloomberg on the current state of Bitcoin Thursday, Draper, who has long been bullish on its place in the future economy after making huge purchases, reiterated his commitment to stay invested. “I’m looking at it in a very

    Tim Draper: Why Would I Sell Bitcoin, The Future of Currency?

    | 2018/02/15 2:30 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Mati Greenspan, Senior Market Analyst at eToro, on where the Bitcoin price is headed, how the popular platform is handling an influx of new users, and where he sees the cryptocurrency market headed in 2018 and beyond.  eToro is the leading  social investment platform in the world. Moreover, it is one of the first traditional trading platforms that has embraced Bitcoin trading.  By the end of 2013, eToro reportedly had over 3 million

    Bitcoin Acting as ‘Safe Haven of the Crypto World’ – eToro Senior Market Analyst

    | 2018/02/14 4:30 pm
  • Asset tokenization is the new trend of 2018. It’s now rapidly becoming a widespread instrument all over the blockchain world. More and more people are engaging in developing and using this technology. The reason behind is the fact that tokenization has become an ideal instrument for digital assets and new rapidly growing markets. On the 6th of February, BANKEX’s MediaToken project launched the service that is going to enable tokenization of Instagram accounts as well

    Instagram Bloggers to Receive Cryptocurrency for Advertising – MediaToken Platform Now Accepting Applications

    | 2018/02/14 3:00 pm
  • Looking for a job? Better yet, looking for a job that could actually make you rich in the future? Well, Bitcoin just became the fastest growing skill for freelancers in the world.   Bitcoin Skills? Did everybody else arrive at the bitcoin party that much earlier than you? Does your trading strategy feel like a scientific proof of Murphy’s law? Perhaps you still haven’t bought your first Lambo? Well don’t worry, I have a tip for

    The Other Way to Get Rich with Bitcoin

    | 2018/02/14 2:00 pm
  • Unlike larger banks who are criticizing crypto, some smaller institutions in Switzerland, Germany and Liechtenstein are bucking the trend. They are are instead offering their clients opportunities to be a part of the digital currency revolution. Big banks are losing out Whether it be as a method to control the financial freedom that cryptocurrencies offer, or as a genuine way to introduce virtual currencies to the masses, regulation is on the increase. While some major

    Europe’s Small Banks See Crypto as Opportunity to Take on Big Banks

    | 2018/02/13 7:30 pm
  • PARKGENE, the world’s first shared mobility platform, blows past its sales targets during the first two weeks of its ICO. With 60 million tokens sold during the first two weeks of its ICO, PARKGENE is on track to becoming a household name in shared parking services. As anyone who drives in large cities knows well, finding parking is oftentimes not just a nightmare but, in most cases, prohibitively expensive as well. PARKGENE, the first parking

    PARKGENE Is One Step Closer to Becoming the Airbnb of Parking

    | 2018/02/13 10:00 am
  • Well-known cryptocurrency traders have reacted with excitement to news decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Hodl Hodl has launched its public BETA. Hodl Hodl Sets Price Of Avoiding KYC At 0.6% The p2p platform, which offers traders decentralized exchange functionality for Bitcoin and Litecoin, announced its limited debut February 11. “For now, we are opened in BETA-mode until July of 2018, which means a lot of new features are coming soon, with the main functionality of the exchange

    Hodl Hodl Launches P2P Bitcoin Exchange Without KYC (But Not For US Citizens)

    | 2018/02/12 8:30 pm
  • 4NEW, Powerledger, Wepower, Jibrell Networks, Earth Token, and KWHCoin are some of the players within the energy sector to have entered crypto over the past six months. One could argue that Bitcoin may have triggered the energy arms race as each company attempts to redefine how energy should be accessed by the community in the most scalable manner. Crypto-markets have experienced quite the turbulent journey over the past year. Not only has it risen sharply, it

    Bitcoin Has Triggered the Energy Arms Race

    | 2018/02/09 7:30 pm