• Ethereum stumbles, NEM gains popularity in Japan and Uquid brings 40 different altcoins to Visa users. Also read: Altcoin Report: Ebitz Takes Advantage of Zcash’s Problems Ethereum Hype Fizzles Out After giving several “buy signs” late last week, Ethereum is dropping below expectations. The price of Ether has apparently taken a nasty stumble over the last half-week and is now being overtaken by bears. One analyst expressed disappointment over Ethereum’s behavior, and suggested an interesting

    Altcoin Report: Beginning of the End for Ethereum?

    | 2016/11/30 9:00 am
  • Entrepreneurs and blockchain technology advocates Charlie Shrem and Jason Granger are preparing to launch a blockchain-based private equity investment platform. Intellisys will live on the Ethereum blockchain, with a structured organizational framework focused on transparency and sound investment strategy. Also read: Event Recap: Charlie Shrem, Marco Santori in Trends in Bitcoin and Beyond It will be first private equity investment offered as a digital ledger security. Additionally, it marks the first foray back into the

    Charlie Shrem Joins ICO Craze With Investment Platform Intellisys

    | 2016/11/25 11:27 pm
  • Ethereum may outperform bitcoin, the Republic of Liberland shows interest in Dash, and an altcoin hub turns one. Want to catch up on your latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Dash, ShapeShift Users Get Debit Cards ETHEREUM Ethereum could potentially outperform bitcoin towards the end of the year. One analyst points out that a recent panic selling of bitcoin spurred from the recent drop in its price due to regulatory

    Altcoin Report: Ethereum to Outperform Bitcoin by 2017

    | 2016/11/17 12:31 pm
  • Today, November 17, 2016, the second-annual EtherCamp hackathon begins. Developers and entrepreneurs around the world will go head-to-head in this five-week event, creating tech-based applications and presenting them to a panel of high-profile judges. Also read: Bitcoin Price Surges, Trades at Nearly $730 EtherCamp Hackathon Begins At the end of the five-week competition, the judges — including names such as Erik Voorhees, Adam Draper and Jaan Tallinnn — will decide which project deserves the $50,000

    Developers Start Competing for $50K in Second EtherCamp Event

    | 2016/11/17 9:47 am
  • The second major EtherCamp hackathon kicks off in just a matter of days with ideas that range from practical blockchain applications to ambitious overhauls of societal institutions. Also read: Shop Anonymously With Bitcoin: Protect Yourself From Prying Eyes Tomer Kantor, co-founder at Proof of Work Media and a close associate of EtherCamp, said the team is looking forward to watching the hackathon camps build upon their initial ideas as the competition progresses. “There are so

    Disruptive Ideas Emerging in EtherCamp’s Major Global Hackathon

    | 2016/11/12 8:47 pm
  • Decentralized insurance platform Inchain launched its ICO on October 21, 2016, and will run it until November 24. The company has encouraged investors to participate in the ICO, calling it a “unique opportunity” to invest in a first-of-its-kind insurance solution for cryptocurrency service providers. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Inchain: Decentralized, Ethereum-Powered Insurance The company expects its decentralized to be welcomed by cryptocurrency platform operators and wallet providers, who have suffered

    Inchain Holds ICO for Decentralized Insurance Platform

    | 2016/11/06 6:05 pm
  • Zcash trading goes through the roof; ether is the highest-performing cryptocurrency of 2016, and cross-border payments are possible through Ripple. Want to catch up on your latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Ethereum Classic Embraces the Hard Fork ZCASH The recent launch of Zcash created a trading frenzy on Poloniex the other day, causing the price to reach an impressive $2 million per coin. It appears the currency’s status changed

    Altcoin Report: Ether Outranks Bitcoin as Highest-Performing Cryptocurrency

    | 2016/11/01 5:00 am
  • The vDice Crowdsale (ICO) starts on November 15th. Disclaimer: This is a press release provided by vDice. VDice Announces ICO ICO on Ethereum people are taking note of the platform. The vDice team have created the world’s 1st live, working, fully decentralized gambling platform. Using the power of Blockchain and Ethereum Smart Contracts, it is a new paradigm in online betting. There are few live, working Dapps on Ethereum, processing transactions securely. People want to

    vDice Publishes Code Audit for ICO

    | 2016/10/30 4:33 pm
  • Beyond the Void, and upcoming MOBA title geared towards eSports competitors, will become the first game ever to raise development funds through an ICO. Hosted on CCEDK-owned OpenLedger, the sale starts Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Beyond the Void is a real-time strategy game, designed for competitive play. The game’s developers told press they want to tap into the ever-growing eSports market, which brings in hundreds of

    ‘Beyond the Void’ to Be First-Ever MOBA to Hold ICO

    | 2016/10/28 1:00 pm
  • Ethereum Classic undergoes a successful hard fork, Zcash prepares for its grand introduction, and Jaxx adds Litecoin. Want to catch up on your latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Monero Shutting Down Until January ETHEREUM CLASSIC Following a recent DDoS attack, Ethereum Classic has undergone a successful hard fork to set things “back to normal.” This is not the first time such a move has been executed, and unfortunately, the

    Altcoin Report: Ethereum Classic Embraces the Hard Fork

    | 2016/10/27 8:00 am
  • On Monday afternoon at the Money20/20 Conference in Las Vegas, Ethereum lead developer Vitalik Buterin, and Don Tapscott, author of Blockchain Revolution, took center stage to speak to the groundbreaking potential of the Ethereum network. Also read: Money 20/20: Cybersecurity Panel Praises Information Sharing to Reduce Cybercriminal Risks Buterin started off by going over his history within the Bitcoin space, going back to when he first learned about the technology in 2011, and then his involvement in various

    Money 20/20 Recap: Ethereum, Consumer Protection, Investment

    | 2016/10/25 2:00 pm
  • Update (10-20-2016, 11:26 AM EST): This article was based on a tweet from ShapeShift that they had temporarily removed all Ethereum-based assets from their platform. That tweet has since been deleted, and the company’s blog post on the matter does not mention removing the assets, although they caution Ethereum-based token traders, telling them to expect transaction delays. Update (10-20-2016, 11:42 PM EST): Ethereum-based assets have been up and running without issue since being returned to the site.

    ShapeShift Removes Support for Ethereum Amid Forking Mishap

    | 2016/10/20 8:07 am
  • Gulden passes the $10 million USD mark, Ripple sees unusual trading activity, and Ethereum Classic crashes. Welcome to our first altcoin report! Check out the stories below to get the scoop. Also read: Minex Putting the Fate of its MineCoin Central Bank to a Vote Altcoin Report GULDEN Gulden is a Dutch cryptocurrency headed straight for “top ten” territory. The coin surpassed the $10 million mark as of press time, and is on the verge

    Altcoin Report: Ethereum Classic Crashes From DOS Attack

    | 2016/10/18 7:26 am
  • vDice is Ethereum’s leading blockchain gambling game. It went live in June this year. In only 3 short months it has already processed near 10,000 bets. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is no responsible for this firm’s products and/or services.  vDice ICO After sponsoring Ethereum’s Devcon2 in Shanghai, interest was high. This week they announced their Crowdsale. vDice will be issuing their own token on Ethereum. It will be directly linked to the

    vDice Launches ICO for Ethereum-Based Gambling Game

    | 2016/10/04 9:09 am
  • Distributed derivatives platform Velocity went live this week with a product demo version. The “simple” smart contract invites users to speculate on price for Ethereum’s native token ether. Also read: Indian Bitcoin Startup Unocoin Holds Record-Setting Fundraiser Velocity Making ‘Financial Building Blocks’ Velocity‘s aim is to provide a blockchain-based smart contract alternative to existing derivatives, built on Ethereum. The demo version currently runs on Ethereum’s testnet. Chief architect Vignesh Sundaresan indicated where the financial industry could use his

    Velocity’s Demo Invites Users to Try ‘Simple’ Smart Contracts

    | 2016/10/02 2:58 pm
  • The Ethereum community is reeling after what appears to be another attack on the network. All nodes running the Geth client appear to be affected. Also read: BitShares Munich Launches Successful 13-Day Pre-ICO Geth Nodes Running Out of Memory Ethereum developer and co-founder Jeffrey Wilcke posted a Security Alert on the official Ethereum blog on 18 September. Geth nodes, he said, were “running out of memory and crashing on block 2283416“. He advised users to switch

    Ethereum Nodes Crashing, Under Possible Attack

    | 2016/09/18 9:05 pm
  • Firstblood Technologies is set to launch a token crowdsale featuring first ever “Power Hour.” Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services FirstBlood Technologies Inc., a U.S.-based firm, is launching a crowdsale of its eSports token “1SŦ” (or “1ST”), featuring the first ever Power Hour purchase period offering buyers a 70 percent discount on the final price change. But even more intriguing is the platform behind the

    FirstBlood: Blockchain-Based ESports Platform Nears Crowdsale

    | 2016/09/17 6:31 pm
  • The Ethereum Foundation will be holding the second Ethereum developer conference this month (Devcon2). vDice has announced that it will sponsor the event. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Lead designer James Groton notes: “Devcon2 enables developers to meet in-person and discuss cutting‐edge technologies that increase value for Ehtereum and the greater blockchain industry.” Further, “these meetings create the

    vDice Sponsors Ethereum Devcon2

    | 2016/09/10 10:43 am
  • KIBO, the first ever blockchain and Ethereum smart-contract based lottery, is announcing the launch of an ICO to raise funding for the completion and launch of its platform, which it calls a “revolution in online lotto.” Disclaimer: This article was sponsored by KIBO. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. KIBO: Lottery on the Blockchain Recognizing the fact that lotteries are the most popular form of gambling in the developed world, with

    KIBO: Creating the World’s First Blockchain Lottery

    | 2016/09/01 1:26 pm
  • YoCoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency, has announced the conversion of its token from a standalone cryptocurrency to an Ethereum-based asset. According to project leaders, the Ethereum version of YoCoin will make for more robust smart contracts. Disclaimer: This article was sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. YoCoin Goes Ethereum Before converting to an Ethereum-based asset,

    YoCoin Becomes an Ethereum-Based Asset for ‘Smarter’ Contracts

    | 2016/08/29 6:00 pm
  • Smart contracts platform Krypton is recovering from a 51 percent attack this week that saw 21,465 of its tokens exchanged for bitcoin and double-spent. Also read: Industry Report: Banks Trying to Beat Bitcoin According to the fledgling project’s founder and project manager Stephanie Kent, the attack was a “two-pronged” effort involving rented hashing power and a DDoS attack on existing nodes to multiply the hashing advantage even further. The attacker sent more than 21 thousand Krypton (KR)

    Attack On Krypton a ‘Dry Run’ For Ethereum?

    | 2016/08/27 5:00 am
  • vDice has announced full support for Ethereum light clients. Specialising in gambling games that exist only on the Ethereum blockchain, they have become the leader in Ethereum Gambling Dapps. The vDice platform is unique in the Ethereum space and the area of digital currency generally. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. Their crazy designs are a treat. But the real interesting part is the technology they

    vDice Support Ethereum Light Wallets

    | 2016/08/19 9:43 am
  • The new Nvidia-beta driver package that allows for clock, memory, and voltage adjustments released this week, and I thought it would be interesting to see just how far we can push the EVGA GTX 1070’s Ethereum hashing now that we have full control over the hardware. If you read our first review of the GPU, you’ll know that the card stands on its own as a power-efficient piece of equipment, but just how far a

    GTX 1070 Optimized: 390X Ethereum Hashing on 140 Watts?

    | 2016/08/19 9:00 am