• Litecoin and Dash, two altcoins with enormous promise, are having a tumultuous 2018. Both coins have steadily declined over the course of the year. With the latest price decline across the market, both cryptocurrencies are now at a crossroads. Litecoin Struggles to Stay Above $100 The cryptocurrency market is bleeding right now. A huge correction wave swept through the cryptocurrency market between June 10 and June 12, 2018. During this period, many top-100 coins recorded

    Litecoin Falls Below $100 as Dash Hits 1-Year Low

    | 2018/06/13 5:00 pm
  • A new resource claims to have calculated “accurate” costs for launching a 51% attack against some of the largest cryptocurrencies. Hack Bytecoin for $557 51Crypto, which includes in its listings Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Monero, states the cost of a one-hour 51% attack, along with how much of the required hashing power an attacker could purchase from a standard rental service such as NiceHash. The list makes for daunting reading. Bytecoin, a CryptoNight

    Hack Bytecoin for $557: New Findings Reveal Cost Of 51% Attacks

    | 2018/05/29 7:30 am
  • Cryptocurrency startup company, Circle, has unveiled a new investment product. The launch was announced via a post on the company’s blog. The Goldman Sachs-backed firm recently completed a lucrative investment round while announcing plans for a stablecoin tied to the USD. Buy the Market According to a blog post by Senior Product Manager, Rachel Mayer, the latest addition to the catalog of crypto investment offerings at the firm is called “Buy the Market.” This new

    Circle Unveils New Product for Retail Cryptocurrency Investors

    | 2018/05/24 3:00 pm
  • American-based aviation company TapJets will move to assess the potential for adding XRP and LTC to its fleet of payment options while dropping Verge (XVG) after a 3-day Twitter poll. TapJets provides quick private jet bookings and also accepts Bitcoin.  Back on May 15th TapJets, an American-based aviation company, launched a Twitter poll, asking the crypto community which virtual currency should be added as means of payment to their platform. Our #cryptocurrency friends asked for

    Book Your Flight with Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC)

    | 2018/05/22 5:00 am
  • Bitcoin proponent and former Goldman Sachs trader Mike Novogratz has inked a partnership deal with Bloomberg to launch a cryptocurrency index platform. Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Capital Management LP and Bloomberg will establish the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (BGCI). The index service will provide trusted asset tracking for 10 of the most liquid cryptocurrencies in the market. The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index The BGCI is part of the Bloomberg Index Services Limited catalog and is administered

    Billionaire Bitcoin Bull Partners with Bloomberg to Launch Cryptocurrency Index Platform

    | 2018/05/10 12:30 pm
  • Reddit is getting ready to accept Bitcoin payments once again. Reddit CTO Christopher Slowe revealed the decision during an interview with Cheddar. The platform had ended support for Bitcoin payments in March 2018. Bringing Back Bitcoin Support According to Slowe, the online discussion and news aggregation platform is working to restore Bitcoin payments. The Reddit CTO also touched on the reasons for the initial decision to disable Bitcoin payment support. Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange service,

    Reddit Set to Take Bitcoin Payments Again, Along with Litecoin and Ethereum

    | 2018/05/04 4:00 am
  • Coinmarketcap (CMC) has released its first-ever mobile app. The cryptocurrency price and market capitalization website announced the release of the app on April 30. The launch of the app is part of CMC’s five-year anniversary celebration. The Coinmarketcap App for iPhones The new CMC mobile app is compatible with the iOS smartphone platform. It enables users to view crypto price, market cap and 24-hour price changes on the go. App users can select from a

    Coinmarketcap Launches iOS Mobile App

    | 2018/05/02 7:00 pm
  • In December 2017, Bitcoinist reported that Litecoin founder Charlie Lee had sold or donated his entire Litecoin holdings, in an effort to prove that his continued involvement in the project was no longer motivated by personal financial gain. Now, he’s not so sure that was the right decision. The Right Call? In a streaming YouTube interview on Friday, Lee implied that he holds some regrets about his decision to sell all of his Litecoin in

    Charlie Lee on Selling His Litecoin: ‘It Just Feels Like It’s Not the Right Decision’

    | 2018/04/29 7:00 am
  • Newegg, North America’s leading technology-focused e-retailer, announced on Wednesday that the company is affording customers in Canada the option of paying for products with Bitcoin — citing increased mainstream awareness of the digital currency. ‘The Time Is Right’ Shoppers in Canada using popular e-retailer Newegg may now pay for purchases with Bitcoin. The addition of Canadian Bitcoin payments is long overdue, as payments in the dominant digital currency have been accepted from customers in the

    Newegg Opening Bitcoin Payments to Canadian Customers

    | 2018/03/30 9:00 am
  • Litecoin has unexpectedly increased in preference among internet users looking to transact cryptocurrencies for illicit services. It is now the second most popular cryptocurrency on the Dark Web — behind only Bitcoin. A Lite in the Darkness Litecoin (LTC) is now the most popular altcoin on the Dark Web. According to a report from Recorded Future, Litecoin has unexpectedly surpassed other cryptocurrencies in preference “and is currently the second most dominant coin on the dark

    Litecoin Is the Dark Web’s Favorite Altcoin

    | 2018/03/28 6:00 am
  • LitePay, a much-hyped payment service allowing vendors to accept and instantly convert Litecoin payments into fiat currencies, has ceased all operations. Too Good to Be True The Litecoin Foundation announced yesterday that LitePay CEO Kenneth Asare has shut down all operations related to the project and is actively preparing to sell the company. According to a post on its official website, the Litecoin Foundation had previously questioned Asare’s “less than transparent nature with the company”

    It’s Lights Out for LitePay as Company Ceases All Operations

    | 2018/03/27 7:00 am
  • The first official beta implementation of the Lightning Network (LN) went live March 15 as developer Lightning Labs announced it had won $2.5 million in funding from some big-name investors. Lightning’s Mainnet Milestone The Lightning Network Daemon (styled ‘lnd’), which enables easy access to LN for developers, represents the first mainnet beta release for the technology, which is tipped to revolutionize Bitcoin’s use as a currency. “This release is also the first release of lnd

    Lightning Network Goes Live with $2.5M Funding from Twitter CEO, Tesla & SpaceX Investor

    | 2018/03/15 1:00 pm
  • The Winklevoss brothers are looking to add additional cryptocurrencies to the Gemini Exchange, while also praising the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent statements. Expanding Gemini The Winklevoss twins’ cryptocurrency exchange Gemini Exchange is looking to expand with the addition of Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Currently, Gemini Exchange only offers Bitcoin and Ethereum trades. Tyler Winklevoss claimed that the most obvious additions to Gemini’s roster of offerings “are from the Satoshi Nakamoto family

    Gemini Exchange May Soon Offer Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash

    | 2018/03/10 9:00 pm
  • While Bitcoin is still overwhelmingly preferred for transacting, the latest data shows that Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and, surprisingly, Dogecoin, are currently neck-and-neck in the cryptocurrency payments race.  Altcoins Vie for Market Share But Bitcoin Still King In its six months of existence, the transaction count for Bitcoin Cash — the Bitcoin spinoff focusing on cheaper and faster transactions for everyday payments — has petered out since record highs at the beginning of the year.  Meanwhile,

    Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Bitcoin Cash Are Neck-and-Neck in the Payments Race

    | 2018/03/06 12:00 pm
  • Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick is now giving its clients the ability to buy Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ripple, and Ethereum, while also promising to secure their cryptocurrency purchases from cyber attacks with backed-up cold-storage wallets. You Don’t Have to ‘Be Your Own Bank’ While many of Europe’s larger banks have taken a negative stance towards digital currencies, Bank Frick – a small independent family-run bank in Liechtenstein – is opening its doors to clients looking to invest

    Liechtenstein’s Bank Frick is Offering Cryptocurrency Investments and Cold Storage

    | 2018/03/03 2:00 am
  • Crypto markets have been a little flat over the weekend, and there have been a few small shifts in either direction. Bitcoin has maintained a steady course around the $9,700 mark, fluctuating a couple of hundred dollars both up and down. The lack of momentum has trickled down through the rest of the altcoins, and there really isn’t much going on this morning, apart from in the Litecoin camp. Litecoin is currently up 10% on

    Litecoin Lifts off Ahead of LitePay Launch

    | 2018/02/26 3:30 am
  • Forks are now commonplace in the crypto industry. Bitcoin has had more of them than an Italian restaurant in recent months. While they may cause confusion to those new to the scene, they are essentially just another version of the original blockchain. Well most of them are anyway; a new fork of Litecoin may not be all that it seems. It has been reported this week that Litecoin founder Charlie Lee is actively warning people

    Charlie Lee Labels Litecoin Cash a Scam

    | 2018/02/14 3:30 am
  • For years, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been held back by their limited acceptance and shortage of use cases – keeping them outside the realm of viable “currency.” However, with LitePay only days away, is all that about to change? Here Comes LitePay On Tuesday, LitePay, Inc. announced a launch date for its purportedly instantaneous Litecoin (LTC) payment infrastructure – and it’s coming sooner than you might realize. LitePay was first announced in the days

    Let There Be Lite – Litecoin ‘Game Changer’ LitePay to be Released February 26

    | 2018/02/13 4:00 pm
  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are on the tips of many people’s tongues these days, and now professional athletes in the National Football League are looking to get in on the action. Pro Bowl Bitcoinist The future is always uncertain, even for highly paid professional athletes. With Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies becoming more mainstream, NFL players are starting to get involved. One player leading the charge among his professional colleagues is the Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback and

    NFL Players Interested in Tackling Bitcoin, Securing Futures with Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/02/04 8:45 pm
  • Crypto traders can be a fickle bunch as  last month’s hero can quickly become this month’s zero. Altcoins can go out of favor just as fast as they came into it and can rapidly slide down the market capacity charts in favor of a shiny new contender. One stalwart of the crypto world that has suffered this fate lately is Litecoin, and many are speculating about the effect the actions of its founder have played

    The Life of Litecoin Without Lee

    | 2018/01/22 2:30 am
  • Despite experiencing a slight dip recently, Bitcoin is climbing its way back towards its all-time high after breaking $17,000 today. After taking a hit in recent weeks with a surge in the market for alternative coins (altcoins), Bitcoin appears to have regained its moon-bound trajectory. According to Coin Market Cap, Bitcoin saw a 15% gain over the past 24 hours and reached a daily high of $17,705. While Bitcoin rises in price, however, alternative currencies such

    Bitcoin Gains Altitude While Altcoins Falter

    | 2018/01/05 11:00 pm
  • This year has been nothing but monumental for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain industry. Maybe we will look back on it in years to come and see 2017 as the genesis of a new way of blending business and technology. 2017 could be seen for crypto as 1995 was for the internet, when things really started to take off. Bitcoin has been around since 2009, although, for many years, it has been seen as largely a

    Crypto Movers and Shakers of 2017

    | 2017/12/30 5:00 am
  • Litecoin creator Charlie Lee has “sold or donated” his entire Litecoin wealth to avoid “conflicts of interest” arising from its growth. Six Years On, Only Physical Litecoins Remain In a Reddit post today, Lee made the surprising admission after what he described as “accusations” he was engaged in various activities for “personal benefit.” Lee wrote: For this reason, in the past days, I have sold and donated all my LTC. Litecoin has been very good

    Litecoin Founder Lee: I Sold 100% Of My Litecoin Holdings

    | 2017/12/20 5:00 pm