• This year will be a huge once for initial coin offerings and they are coming thick and fast in January. Some will succeed and make it into the crypto hall of fame, otherwise known as the market capacity charts, and others will fall by the wayside. One ICO that has already successfully completed and is on the way to the exchanges is trade.io. trade.io is a blockchain based trading platform which aims to democratize the

    trade.io ICO Complete, Exchange Listings Imminent

    | 2018/01/12 12:00 pm
  • Ripple just announced a major new partnership with MoneyGram that will see the latter pilot xRapid and XRP. When leading cryptocurrency price aggregation site CoinMarketCap removed South Korean exchanges from its price calculations earlier this week, the prices of many of the major assets in the sector took a hit. None more so, however, than Ripple (XRP). Ripple went for around $3.65 apiece back on January 6 but dipped to well below two dollars midsession on

    Ripple Just Silenced Its Critics With MoneyGram Partnership

    | 2018/01/11 2:15 pm
  • The SEC has halted trading in shares of yet another publicly traded bitcoin company, Hong Kong-based UBI Blockchain Internet. Reports hit the press this week that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted trading of the Chinese blockchain company UBI Blockchain Internet. The agency cited potentially inaccurate information in the company’s disclosures as well as  “recent, unusual and unexplained market activity” as the factors behind its decision. Between December 11 and 18 last year, UBI’s

    The SEC Halts Trading in UBI Blockchain Internet

    | 2018/01/09 7:30 pm
  • It can be challenging enough to keep up with the fast-paced world of cryptocurrencies and their price fluctuations. The challenges can be compounded when you cannot find a consistent source for these prices and the vital statistics used to make informed trading decisions. Following a frenzy of activity over the weekend which pushed the total crypto market capacity over $800 billion and shut down several exchanges to new users, analytics website CoinMarketCap arbitrarily decided not

    CoinMarketCap Cuts South Korean Exchanges Without Warning, Panic Selling Ensues

    | 2018/01/09 12:30 am
  • With all of the attention focused largely on Bitcoin and Ethereum it can be hard to find solid news on other cryptocurrencies with good potential. The big buck players get all of the limelight and the sub-dollar altcoins often get swamped with spurious tweets from questionable sources or social media FUD. One such altcoin that has been making moves recently is Dentacoin, a dental industry based cryptocurrency. According to reports, the blockchain that touts itself

    Dentacoin – Dental Crypto Bringing Smiles to Investors

    | 2018/01/08 2:30 am
  • Fortune has devoted the entire front page of its first 2018 edition to Bitcoin, announcing it has “all the answers” about its behavior this year. A Bitcoin ‘Platypus’ In an extensive analysis of the potential upsides and downsides for investors over the next twelve months, the publication focuses on bubble fears and includes some surprises from cryptocurrency industry figures. “Just like the platypus is not good at being a reptile, a beaver, a duck, or

    Fortune Goes All-Out For Bitcoin As Coinbase CEO Admits ‘Bubble’

    | 2018/01/07 11:15 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • RBC Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves thinks the blockchain industry will be worth $10 trillion within the next 10-15 years. Much of the coverage we’ve seen out of the major and mainstream news media outlets (we’re looking at you, CNBC) has focused on the micro topics within the space. Where does Bitcoin Cash fit into the picture? Does it mean anything that the founder of Ripple is now worth more on paper than the founders

    RBC Analyst: Blockchain Set To Be A $10 Trillion Industry Within 10-15 Years

    | 2018/01/05 5:30 pm
  • A new initiative from oBike allows users to earn their customized cryptocurrency simply by riding their bicycles. As we begin a brand-new year, we also start thinking about resolutions. #newyearnewme, right? One of the most common goals is to get fit, whether it be hitting the gym or hitting the sidewalk for a jog. However, based on its stellar performance last year, many people might be resolving to get in on that crypto action by

    Two-Tired? Here’s Some Free Crypto from Obike to Motivate You

    | 2018/01/03 11:00 pm
  • Here’s a look at Nomura’s suggestion that bitcoin is translating to a wealth effect in Japan. During the first half of 2017 and, indeed, throughout the majority of the preceding two years, the majority of volume in the bitcoin space was rooted in China. The Asian superpower dominated mining, played host to the largest and most trusted exchanges and individual speculation, both from a short-term trading and a long-term holding perspective, was rife. Then, in

    Nomura Analysts Think Bitcoin Is Making Japanese People Spend More

    | 2018/01/03 6:30 pm
  • If financial statistics are anything to go by, perhaps there should be a pot of bitcoins at the end of every rainbow as the cryptocurrency has outperformed gold for a second year running. According to Forbes, the Bitcoin Investment Trust gained 1407.42%, while SPDR Gold Shares only increased by 11.93%. Yes, you read that right. However, both gold and Bitcoin grew more than the S&P 500 and 20-year US Treasury bonds. This is the second

    Bitcoin as Good as Gold. Well, Actually Better

    | 2018/01/02 12:00 am
  • 2017 is finally over. The value of Bitcoin has multiplied by 14, and this is the first year that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies made it into mainstream media. What’s next for Bitcoin in 2018? Price Explosion: A Brief Overview This year did not start out as a promising year for bitcoin. Right after returning to the $1000 mark on the first day of the year, China cracked down on multiple bitcoin exchanges; margin trading was

    As We Say Goodbye to 2017, What Does 2018 Hold for Bitcoin?

    | 2017/12/31 11:00 pm
  • The United Kingdom has seen an investment slowdown over the drawn-out Brexit process, but one crypto expert says UK firms could use ICOs to overcome this circumstance. Way back in June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a move called Brexit. A newly formed government invoked Article 50 to leave the EU eight months later. While the island nation hasn’t sunk into the sea over Brexit, there

    UK Companies Could Use ICOs to Overcome Brexit Investment Slowdown

    | 2017/12/30 9:00 am
  • The violent sell-off of cryptocurrencies seen recently had been expected long ago.  Everybody was talking about growing bubble, everybody was trying to predict the dates and levels, but as usual, it has come up unexpectedly. Or not? Below I will name the key drivers that triggered the move and the possible scenario for most cryptocurrencies under the leadership of Bitcoin. The current Bitcoin slump is the function of mass profit taking. During the recent months,

    [Op-Ed] Bitcoin: Denial Stage Will Bring Us To Bull Trap

    | 2017/12/29 10:00 am
  • trade.io has a vision to revolutionize the financial industry, recognizing that in 2008 the world economy nearly collapsed, arguing that it was not due entirely to recklessness and a lack of transparency, but also because the financial sector had failed to keep up with innovation. The team behind trade.io sees that little has changed since 2008, nor have lessons been learned. Investors are at the mercy of high fees and low liquidity and, with transparency

    trade.io – Bringing Innovation to the Financial Sector

    | 2017/12/29 4:00 am
  • The financial services giant is planning on offering digital asset trading beginning in the summer of 2018, sources close to the bank have reported. Old Money Moving In Goldman Sachs is becoming one of the first large banks in the US to embrace Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, as the bank is currently building a team to tackle many of the issues that will come from implementing the trading. A major issue now is how the

    Goldman Sachs to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading

    | 2017/12/28 10:00 am
  • In a recent report sent out to clients, Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette cautioned that the “true” value of Bitcoin might actually be zero. Zero. Zip. Nada. The report, titled Bitcoin Decrypted, discussed the difficulty in ascribing value to the digital currency, noting that it behaves like neither a currency nor a store-of-value commodity like gold, silver, etc… Examining several key factors, Faucette points out: Bitcoin can’t be valued as a currency because it has no associated interest

    Morgan Stanley Analyst: True Price of Bitcoin Could Be Zero

    | 2017/12/24 5:30 pm
  • The Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) has been successfully trading Bitcoin futures since December 10, 2017. As a result, Cboe is now trying to expand its participation in the cryptocurrency business. In effect, Cboe has just petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch six Bitcoin-based exchanged traded funds (ETFs). The Push for ETFs Heats up SEC’s authorization to trade Bitcoin futures contracts elevated the cryptocurrency into the circle of mainstream finance, setting

    Cboe Floods the SEC with Bitcoin ETF Petitions

    | 2017/12/23 2:00 pm
  • Ari Paul, CIO of cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital, recently sat down with Business Insider’s Sara Silverstein to discuss the three main risks associated with investing in cryptocurrencies. 1. Investment Risks The first area of risk, according to Paul, is investment risk, by which he predominantly refers to the volatility of cryptocurrencies. All anyone has to do is take a look at Bitcoin’s performance over the past month to understand what he is talking about.

    CIO of Hedge Fund BlockTower Capital Reveals 3 Biggest Cryptocurrency Investment Risks

    | 2017/12/22 9:30 pm
  • Less than a week after the second big US exchange offered Bitcoin futures contracts, reports emerged that banking giant Goldman Sachs is planning to launch a trading desk for cryptocurrencies. According to the SCMP which cites ‘people familiar with the situation’ the bank aims to have the service running by mid-2018 if not earlier. Sources also claimed that it was still trying to decide on how to hold the digital assets and how to manage

    Goldman Sachs to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

    | 2017/12/22 12:00 am
  • Recent trading data shows that a Bitcoin bet of a million dollars was placed on the cryptocurrency reaching the $50K mark by the end of 2018. Bitcoin has been subjected to some intense speculation over the past year. Its massive growth in 2017 has experts scrambling to predict where it will go to from here. It reached the $20K mark on some exchanges last week, with its integration to the mainstream financial industry well underway

    Betting on Bitcoin Could Make Some(one) a Million Dollars Richer

    | 2017/12/21 9:30 am
  • Almost every single crypto-currency has seen massive gains in the past few months, Ethereum included. But with the recent news about Bitcoin Cash being listed on Coinbase, much uncertainty has been thrown into the market. The Biggest Smart Contract Platform Ethereum has more than tripled in the past three months, with the market price at $255 just three months ago to over $800 today. The rally appears to not be stopping, however, as some exchanges

    Ethereum Price Tops $900 on CEX, Possible Haven for Investors

    | 2017/12/20 11:30 pm