• 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
  • Bitcoin has been on the rise for over a year, but what many people aren’t paying attention to are the other coins that are making waves in their own regard. Some have unique features that other coins don’t, and most definitely have a niche that they fulfill. Altcoins and Shitcoins Bitcoin is the clear leader in the cryptocurrency markets. It still holds its first mover advantage, retains around 60% of the total digital currency market

    Three Altcoins Crypto Investors Should Keep an Eye On

    | 2017/12/12 7:30 pm
  • Coinbase just halted Litecion and Ethereum buy and sell transactions, seemingly driven by the huge volume seen in each over the last twenty-four hours.  Digital wallet company Coinbase just announced on its status page, here, that as of 11:04 PST, Ethereum buys and sells are temporarily disabled. At the same time, the company is reporting that Litecoin buys and sells are temporarily disabled, although this news is delivered by way of a yellow notification bar

    Coinbase Halts Litecoin And Ethereum Transactions

    | 2017/12/12 2:45 pm
  • While Bitcoin dominates the headlines and the interest of the financial world, Litecoin has quietly been gaining in value and currently sits in sixth place on the crypto  market capitalization charts. Big brother Bitcoin has been swinging like a Jungle Book character this weekend, with wild price fluctuations of around $5,000. It broke all previous highs late Friday as it reached the lofty peak of $18,353. The bears came out on Sunday and forced the

    Litecoin Lights up the Crypto Charts

    | 2017/12/11 12:45 pm
  • While the world (or at least most of it) was watching Bitcoin’s roller coaster ride into 10k territory, FANG stocks collectively lost nearly 20 times as much as their Bitcoin counterparts through their biggest market cap drop yet. The hours leading up to Bitcoin’s historic five-figure milestone were filled with hope, excitement, and probably a few sour grapes for those ever-present cynics. Even though the currency reached this milestone, it continued its trademark volatility, flirting

    FANG Stocks Lose Nearly $60 Billion as Bitcoin Claws its Way to the $10k Mark

    | 2017/11/30 12:30 pm
  • As the whole finance and tech world is currently focusing on Bitcoin, Ethereum has managed to hit a new all-time high price as well.  The Rise of Ethereum Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency that is currently in the news spotlight. The digital currency Ethereum has also gained a lot of momentum over the last couple of months. Analysts and experts believe that the reason for the astronomical rise of Ethereum is the recent hype around

    Ethereum Price Breaks $500 Barrier for the First Time

    | 2017/11/29 6:00 pm
  • Where Bitcoin goes, do altcoins follow? It would seem so for Litecoin, whose price rose yesterday in tandem with Bitcoin, reaching an all-time high of $102.21. With Bitcoin’s history-making move yesterday as it passed the $10,000 mark, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement and celebration and forget about the achievements of other cryptocurrencies. Litecoin – often thought of as silver to Bitcoin’s gold – is a prime example. As Bitcoin climbed

    The Little Engine That Could – Litecoin Breaks $100, Outperforming Bitcoin in 2017

    | 2017/11/29 9:00 am
  • Bitcoin’s largest long-standing danger is not central banks or government bodies, it is the technological know-how behind Bitcoin that anyone can use to launch new cryptocurrencies. This is proved by the quick development in the supply of other digital currencies that are challenging Bitcoin. An increased volume of new cryptocurrencies carries the possibility of ultimately crushing or at least greatly influencing Bitcoin prices and adoption. Altcoins’ Potential Earlier this month we witnessed an interesting situation.

    Crypto Wars: Bitcoin vs Altcoins

    | 2017/11/27 3:30 pm
  • Canadian Bitcoin ATM company LocalCoinATM recently opened the first Ethereum ATM (ETH) in Toronto, and have added support for Ethereum on all their Bitcoin ATMs in the Greater Toronto Area. Citizens of the Great White North, rejoice! Canadian Bitcoin ATM company LocalCoinATM recently announced the opening of the first Ethereum ATM in Toronto, and have added support for Ethereum on the rest of their Bitcoin ATM network. The new ATM is located at 161 Church Street, Toronto

    LocalCoinATM Opens First Ethereum ATM in Toronto

    | 2017/08/20 11:00 am