• Peach Aviation Ltd has become the first Japanese airline to accept Bitcoin with the company citing recent changes to Bitcoin’s legal status in the country.  Japanese Airline Goes Bitcoin The discount airline has announced that it will accept the world’s most popular cyrptocurrency Bitcoin for tickets. One of the reasons for the move is to attract more customers from other part of Asia where Bitcoin is also taking off like China and South Korea. Customers can use

    Peach Becomes Japan’s First Airline to Accept Bitcoin

    | 2017/05/22 7:30 am
  • Bitcoin spot rates on Japanese exchanges hit 300,000 yen ($2690) Saturday as the largest trading market continues to buoy prices. Japan Exchange Frenzy: Coincheck Sees 97% Increase As Bitcoin breached the $2000 barrier worldwide Friday, Japan’s exchange spreads had begun widening, with asking prices exceeding $500 above the average amount quoted on resources such as Coinmarketcap.com. Compared to an average press time rate of $2080, major exchange Coincheck currently quotes a spot rate of 260823 yen

    Japan Bitcoin Prices Hit 300,000 Yen, Trade Volume Doubles

    | 2017/05/21 11:58 am
  • Amid anger and even despair over Bitcoin’s fees, the recommended rate per transaction has quietly dipped by 34% amid a drop in mempool size. Bitcoin Fees Fall But Delays Stretch On From a recommended 450 satoshis per byte, figures this week have fallen to just 300 according to unnamed sources quoted by crypto angel investor Alistair Milne. Headlines you don't see: "Recommended Bitcoin transaction fees crash 33% in 24hrs" … down from 450sats/byte to 300 and

    Bitcoin Fees Fall 34% As Bloated Mempool Deflates

    | 2017/05/19 11:17 pm
  • MobileGo has gathered over $26 million dollars making it the second most successful crowd sale in the cryptosphere, and the fourth in the world. [Note: This is a sponsored article] MobileGo Raises Over $26 Million & Counting Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are changing the way projects are being crowdfunded, creating a new generation blockchain-based tokens like appcoins and assets. Although ICOs started with Mastercoin’s relatively modest sum of roughly 500,000 USD, they are now taking

    MobileGo Becomes 2nd Biggest ICO Ever, Netting Over $26 Million

    | 2017/05/19 9:30 am
  • Bitcoin price has broken yet another price record, this time surpassing the $1,900 mark and dipping its toes in the mainstream market audience. Could this be a pivotal moment for cryptocurrencies? Bitcoin Price in All-Time High Territory, Again Bitcoin has once more broken its previous all-time high record today. Currently sitting at $1,925, over $168 Million were exchanged in the last 24 hours in the BTC/USD markets. The rally comes following the mild setback caused by the

    Bitcoin Price Steams to $2000 as Traditional Investors Get Onboard

    | 2017/05/19 6:30 am
  • Entrepreneur and cryptocurrency fund creator Barry Silbert has concluded the community is behind SegWit after canvassing businesses and miners. Silbert SegWit Support Echoes Coin Dance In a series of Twitter posts, Silbert announced he had at least 50 businesses who had “signed on” to his preferred Bitcoin scaling solution – SegWit with a block size increase to 2 megabytes within 12 months. This was followed by almost 80% of network hashrate coming from miners who

    Barry Silbert’s ‘Compromise’ to Scale Bitcoin Nets 80% Hashrate Support

    | 2017/05/18 2:00 pm
  • Bitstamp and Poloniex have reported a surge in new users as cryptocurrency prices and press coverage pique mainstream interest. Poloniex: Users Up 600%, Transactions 640% in 4 Months Poloniex, commonly considered the go-to resource for crypto-to-crypto trading, released data showing a 600% increase in user numbers, while first-time traders caused Bitstamp to warn about delays to support response times. “As digital currencies continue to gain in popularity, the increase in the number of new traders

    Bitcoin Boom: Poloniex, Bitstamp Stretched Thin Amid 600% User Surge

    | 2017/05/17 4:00 pm
  • The Ripple cryptocurrency XRP has been the center of attentions, rallying to unprecedented heights over the last month but what is truly fueling the rally? [Note: This is an Op-Ed] XRP Shoots Up 445% Ripple has been enjoying a phenomenal month on the price charts, constantly breaking all time highs and dominating daily trading volume. Although recent times have been filled with exciting rallies, XRP has overshadowed every altcoin out there, growing over 445%% in two weeks,

    Ripple Soars 445% in 2 Weeks, But XRP Holders Won’t Like This Article

    | 2017/05/17 9:00 am
  • Coin Center CEO Jerry Brito has said it is “time to assess” cryptocurrency’s exposure to terrorism in light of the US Congress moving to investigate links. Brito: Community ‘Shouldn’t Be Concerned’ By Congress Highlighting preliminary findings from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), which he describes as “by and large excellent,” Brito said the community should learn not to fear scrutiny from regulators. “News reports today that Congress may soon commission a study assessing

    Report: Only ‘7.929 BTC’ Funded Terrorism Since 2015

    | 2017/05/16 2:30 pm
  • Airbitz has partnered with Sphre to secure their Blockchain-Based Identity Management Platform, AIR. Airbitz Partners with Blockchain-Based Identity Firm Sphre, a blockchain-based identity management firm, announced their partnership with Airbitz, one of the most popular mobile Bitcoin wallets and a data security platform with over 140,000 users. Airbitz has been working on its Edge Security Platform since the company’s inception, focusing on providing a secure and easy-to-use solution for decentralized blockchain projects and dApps as a means enhance

    Blockchain-Based Identity Management Will Soon Be a Reality

    | 2017/05/16 6:00 am
  • Microsoft has defended itself in the aftermath of WanaCry, saying system modernization is “a high priority for everyone.” NSA, Consumers Firmly To Blame As the Windows attack, known by various names such as WanaCry, WannaCrypt and WanaCrypt0r 2.0, rages on, the computer giant also pointed the finger firmly at the US National Security Agency (NSA). Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith write in a blog post on Sunday: The WannaCrypt exploits used in

    Microsoft: WanaCry Blame Game Ends At NSA, Consumers’ Door

    | 2017/05/15 3:00 pm
  • Andreas Antonopoulos has predicted that the world’s money supply will suffer the fate of information in the fake news era. Money To Get Its Fake News Moment In a talk originally held April 11 but republished Saturday, Antonopoulos said that in light of the multiple currency failures seen in recent times, consumers no longer know what gives cash in their pockets value. During the discussion Antonopoulos commented: What’s really interesting is what just happened in

    Antonopoulos On Trust: Fake News ‘Is About To Happen To Money’

    | 2017/05/14 9:00 pm
  • Bitcoin is shrugging off links with the ongoing international WanaCrypt0r 2 cyber attack as the media struggles to work out who to blame. WanaCrypt0r 2: Media Perpetuates Bitcoin Myth Beginning Friday morning, 99 countries began losing control of huge sections of their IT infrastructure. The alarm first became public after Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica saw 85% of its computers infiltrated with Bitcoin ransomware. Screens displayed a demand for around $300 per machine to end the attack, which

    WanaCrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware Myths Fail To Shake Bitcoin Optimism

    | 2017/05/13 7:00 pm
  • SegWit activation day is here for Litecoin as the fourth-largest cryptocurrency gains another 38% in price. Litecoin Passes $35, Lee Remains Cool With just several hours to go before its “locked-in” status changes to “activated”, investors are celebrating as Litecoin’s price per token exceeds $35. The surge marks a turnaround in the altcoin’s fortunes, prices having suffered earlier this week as assets across the board hemorrhaged value. Poloniex, a major altcoin exchange, experienced slowness and

    Litecoin Activates SegWit Today As Price Nears $40

    | 2017/05/10 9:48 am
  • Bitcoin is adamant which way it intends to go as its price beats $1600 resistance to land just $350 short of a new $2000 frontier. Healthy Metrics Or Another Bubble? In what has been an unprecedented run since March, the cryptocurrency has beaten all expectations to gain $750 without major downward pressure. Now, just weeks after the price per coin fell below $1000 on hard fork fears, the question on everyone’s lips has become whether

    Dare To Dream? Bitcoin Just $350 Off $2000 Moon Landing

    | 2017/05/09 1:00 pm
  • Veteran crypto investor Tim Draper has announced his participation in the upcoming ICO for Blockchain platform Tezos. Draper: Tezos ‘Going To Improve The World’ Draper, who first hit the headlines in Bitcoin after he won around 32,000 BTC in the Silk Road auctions in 2014, called Tezos “one of the tokens that is going improve the world.” In an article published Friday by Reuters, Draper said: The best thing I can do is lead by

    Cheers Again, Tim: ‘World Improving’ Tezos ICO Gets Draper Backing

    | 2017/05/06 7:00 pm
  • Barry Silbert was celebrating as Ethereum Classic (ETC) briefly overtook Dash to become the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. ETC Challenges Dash For 5th Place Supremacy In a tweet Thursday, the entrepreneur, who at the end of April launched a dedicated private fund in ETC, quoted Coinmarketcap statistics showing the shift. Ethereum Classic ($ETC) has just surpassed Dash to become the fifth largest digital currency pic.twitter.com/2HkG4VSZ24 — Barry Silbert (@barrysilbert) May 5, 2017 Interest

    Ethereum Classic Challenges Dash As Silbert Support Gains Momentum

    | 2017/05/06 4:00 pm
  • A $500,000 initiative to incentivize miners to upgrade Bitcoin’s block size has received substantial support on social media. 273 Bitcoins To Break The 1MB Mold The so-called ‘Save the chain’ transaction, attached to which is 273.99971476 BTC in fees, is only mineable once nodes upgrade to include transactions over 1 megabyte in size. Included are 99,940 zero-value anyone-can-spend outputs. “This allows anyone, with zero trust required, to create a descendant transaction to add to the incentive

    $500k Miner Fees Could See One Transaction Trigger Big Blocks

    | 2017/05/04 5:00 pm
  • A Missouri entrepreneur faces up to five years in jail for unlicensed Bitcoin sales to undercover FBI agents. ‘Unlicensed’ Klein Sold Up To $75k To Fed Agents Jason R. Klein, founder of technology businesses Logic Forte and Datality Networks, pleaded guilty to representing himself as a Bitcoin exchange without the appropriate state or federal licenses. According to a release Tuesday, Klein met with undercover officers five times between February 2015 and July 2016, each time

    Missouri Prosecutes ‘Unlicensed’ Bitcoin Trader, Threatens 5 Years Jail

    | 2017/05/03 4:00 pm
  • Blockstream CEO Adam Back has refuted claims by Swedish Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge that the company “has patents in SegWit.”  Pirate Party’s Falkvinge: Blockstream SegWit Support Driven By Patents In a Twitter response Monday, Back stated Blockstream “does not have any patents, patent applications, provisional patent applications, or anything similar, related to segwit.” @DanDarkPill Blockstream does not have any patents, patent applications, provisional patent applications, or anything similar, related to segwit. — Adam Back

    Adam Back: Blockstream ‘Has No Patents Related To SegWit’

    | 2017/05/01 12:00 pm
  • Mexico’s central bank governor has said it has “experimented” with Bitcoin with a view to possible regulation. Carstens: Bank Has ‘Tested’ Bitcoin Quoted by local news source Sobre Bitcoin, Bank of Mexico governor Agustín Carstens confirmed “small amounts” had formed the basis of an investigatory push to understand how cryptocurrency works in practice. “There have been learning efforts, [Bitcoin] has not been used in any instance to perform central banking operations, rather there have been experiments

    Mexico Central Bank ‘Experiments’ With Bitcoin, Hints At Regulation

    | 2017/04/30 5:00 pm
  • As Bitcoin rides new all-time highs, commentators are increasingly pointing to more important progress behind the scenes. Bitcoin: Market Cap, Investment Real Performers Both the cryptocurrency and wider press focussed heavily on the Bitcoin price this week, which is currently hovering around $1320. Events such as a new peak of $1350 on Coinbase attracted less intense reactions than the previous price surge in early March, with social media reactions consequently stating such highs are now “not

    Bitcoin Experts: Forget Price, Look At Investment When Weighing Success

    | 2017/04/29 2:00 pm
  • Cryptocurrency based retirement fund, BitcoinIRA.com has announced the launch of Ethereum IRA. The new investment product offering allows people to invest in an Ether-based, Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Demand for Ether Prompts Ethereum IRA Ethereum has recently fortified its position as the second largest cryptocurrency in the market, right below Bitcoin. The demand for Ether is on the rise following significant developments and implementations of Ethereum platform for a range of applications. The creation of

    Bitcoin IRA Launches World’s First Ethereum IRA Retirement Fund

    | 2017/04/29 6:00 am