• A New Jersey man learned that the contents of your crypto wallet can be stolen in more than one way as he is kidnapped at gunpoint and then robbed of $1.8 million in Ether. When one normally hears of a crypto wallet being emptied, it’s because of some nefarious hack, such as what hit NiceHash about a week ago. Yet there’s more than one way to skin a cat, so they say. A man in

    Man Robbed of $1.8 Million in Ether at Gunpoint

    | 2017/12/14 1:00 pm
  • The FBI will rue the day it sold its hoard of Silk Road bitcoins for $48 million as those coins are now worth an astonishing $2.4 billion. 144,336 BTC: From $48 Million To $2.4 Billion During auctions in 2014 and 2015, funds confiscated from the defunct darknet marketplace sold to various bidders at what now seem like rock-bottom prices. 144,336 BTC changed hands as a result of taking down Silk Road, selling for an average

    Rekt! FBI Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Loses Agency $2.4 Billion

    | 2017/12/14 11:00 am
  • Germany’s major exchange Deutsche Boerse says it is still “considering” Bitcoin futures but is unable to say when they might launch. Europe’s Cautionary Stance In comments to local industry magazine WirtschaftsWoche Wednesday, a spokeswoman from the marketplace organizer said that Bitcoin’s “significant exchange rate fluctuations” were among the factors needing a solution prior to a potential release. “We’re considering Bitcoin futures which investors and institutional investors can use to hedge against Bitcoin or set against

    Deutsche Boerse ‘Still Considering’ Date On Bitcoin Futures

    | 2017/12/14 9:00 am
  • Governments’ continued crypto crackdowns and regulations seem to be having the opposite effect as their citizens rush to be part of the digital currency revolution. In most cases, being denied something makes you actually want it even more, especially when that something has grown by over 1,700% in less than a year. This definitely seems to be the case for Bitcoin. According to Bloomberg, trading in the digital currency increased exponentially more in countries with

    Saying No to Bitcoin Seems to Increase Its Appeal

    | 2017/12/14 7:00 am
  • Despite the expanding interest in cryptocurrencies, the truth is that most altcoins are failing. While some fall victim to poorly designed business plans and/or faulty adoption strategies, many altcoins are the product of outright scams. One thing they all have in common, however, is their attempt to emulate the success of Bitcoin. Very few altcoins have managed to ignite the kind of interest that propels a cryptocurrency from a mere novelty to something that captures

    When the Music Stops: Price Support and Liquidity After the Token Sale Ends

    | 2017/12/14 5:15 am
  • Bitcoin mining has exploded in Venezuela due to the country’s massive hyperinflation. Now the Venezuelan government is requiring bitcoin miners to join an online registry. It seems that the misery of the Venezuelan people knows no end. The South American country’s economy has been hammered by massive hyperinflation due to the policies of the authoritarian government, now headed by President Nicolas Maduro. Many people, both poor and rich, have turned to mining Bitcoin in order

    Venezuela Now Requires Bitcoin Miners to Register with the Government

    | 2017/12/14 3:15 am
  • There have been a number of driving forces behind the Bitcoin boom of 2017. These include core improvements, hard forks, and recognition by institutional exchanges such as CBOE, CME, and Nasdaq. The more mainstream it becomes the bigger the FOMO (fear of missing out), and those driving the momentum in 2018 will be millennials. According to a report in the Independent, one in three millennials will be investing in cryptocurrencies by the end of next

    Millennials Driving Crypto Momentum in 2018

    | 2017/12/14 1:15 am
  • Coinbase has come under fire in recent weeks for slow transaction times, nonexistent support, and multiple server outages under high traffic. The US-based exchange even suspended trading when things really got lively during Litecoin’s romp to the top a few days ago. However new things could be coming to Coinbase in 2018. In an interview with CNBC, Coinbase CEO and co-founder, Brian Armstrong, discussed how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are becoming the next generation stock

    More Altcoins Coming to Coinbase Says CEO Brian Armstrong

    | 2017/12/13 11:00 pm
  • U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen finally revealed her thoughts about Bitcoin. She thinks that the digital currency’s potential risk is limited. Therefore, Bitcoin is incapable of affecting financial markets. Yellen made her comments during her final press conference, on December 13, 2017. U.S. Federal Reserve Does Not Regulate Bitcoin Janet Yellen, throughout her tenure as Federal Reserve Chair, had not made many references about the cryptocurrency. However, now that she is about to leave

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Downplays Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/13 9:15 pm
  • The fight for a Bitcoin ETF might just have been reignited by the introduction of Bitcoin futures to the market. The battle to get a bitcoin-based exchange traded fund (ETF) listed in the US has been a long and hard-fought one, with a number of different individuals and entities having mounted their own attempts over the past couple of years. Perhaps most notably, the Winklevoss twins tried to get their Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF past

    Bitcoin Futures Might Have Paved The Way For A Bitcoin ETF To Finally Hit Markets

    | 2017/12/13 2:00 pm
  • With reports claiming that Asian traders are responsible for the bulk of the upward price action in Bitcoin and altcoins, it comes as no surprise that their governments want to gain some control of the runaway markets. With South Korea reportedly accountable for over a quarter of the global trade in crypto currency, its government is considering taxing cryptocurrencies. The average citizen can partake in this feverish market, and South Koreans are taking to cryptocurrencies

    South Korea Mulls Crypto Tax

    | 2017/12/13 12:00 pm
  • An advisor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has formally suggested the idea of using cryptocurrency to circumvent economic sanctions. Glazev: ‘Objective Need’ To Use Crypto Benefits As local news outlet Kommersant reports, Sergey Glazev said Russia faced an “objective need” to leverage cryptocurrency to “bypass” the disadvantages imposed by sanctions from the US, EU, Japan and elsewhere. His words mark an increasingly constructive approach to cryptocurrency regulation within Russia, which has seen multiple U-turns and

    Russia: Putin Advisor Floats Cryptocurrency As Sanctions ‘Bypass’

    | 2017/12/13 10:00 am
  • The crypto exchange has welcomed the Facebook Messenger boss to its board, which is another feather in the platform’s cap as they continue to benefit from the world’s growing fascination with digital currencies. The continued rise of Bitcoin’s price and popularity has paved the way for success for many companies, one of them being Coinbase. Last week, the well-known cryptocurrency exchange raced to the top of the US App store as the most downloaded free

    Coinbase Welcomes David Marcus to Their Inner Circle

    | 2017/12/13 9:00 am
  • South Korea’s government has said it will “ban” financial institutions from dealing in cryptocurrency in any way. No ‘Dealing’ In Virtual Currencies The latest surprising episode in the country’s regulation debacle, Yahoo! News quotes unnamed sources stating banks and others would not be allowed to “deal in virtual currencies – including buying, possessing, or holding them as collateral.” While likely an outcome of a governmental meeting on cryptocurrency today, which involved the president, the move,

    South Korea Expected to Ban Banks From Dealing in Cryptocurrency

    | 2017/12/13 8:00 am
  • The acceptance of cryptocurrency in the marketplace may get a huge boost from eBay as the online auction giant considers accepting Bitcoin. There are only a handful of websites that have become a verb, being synonymous with a specific activity. Many people “Google” information, and those looking to sell stuff online “eBay” it. The dominant online auction site, which boasts a market cap of $39.2 billion may make the wish of crypto enthusiasts come true

    Buy It Now! eBay Considering Accepting Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/13 7:00 am
  • “I was wrong about Bitcoin,” the New York Times writes Tuesday as mainstream U-turns on Bitcoin versus Blockchain begin. ‘How Did I Get Bitcoin So Spectacularly Wrong?’ As the leading cryptocurrency continues to hover around all-time highs of $17,000, a sense of regret is increasingly visible in the world’s media after years of calling the imminent ‘death’ of Bitcoin. “What happened? Why did so many people — myself included — get Bitcoin so spectacularly wrong?”

    ‘I Was Wrong About Bitcoin’ – NY Times Journalist Regrets 2014 Obituary

    | 2017/12/13 5:00 am
  • While many global financial institutions are slowly climbing on board the Bitcoin train, a few are still not feeling the virtual currency, such as the governor of Australia’s central bank. Bitcoin frenzy is in full swing, as is evident by the launch of futures trading by Cboe and that the total market cap of all cryptocurrency hit half a trillion dollars. More and more global financial firms are becoming active in the crypto world, but

    Governor of Australia’s Central Bank Calls Interest in Bitcoin ‘Speculative Mania’

    | 2017/12/13 3:30 am
  • There is never a dull day in the crypto-sphere, and the altcoins are dominating the action this week. With Litecoin surging to all-time highs of over $340 yesterday and Ethereum making similar moves a few hours ago reaching $660, we are left wondering which coin will be next. Those ‘hodling’ XRP may have been getting that sinking feeling that crypto mania has left them behind. Having recently been relegated from its fourth position in the

    Banking Bonus Revives Ripple

    | 2017/12/13 1:30 am
  • Another day in Crypto Land, and the charts are swinging once again. Bitcoin has experienced a couple of days of relative calm, climbing only a few hundred dollars this time from $16,500 to $16,800, where it currently trades. Many are beginning to question where the great impetus comes from and what is actually pushing these prices ever higher. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, traders in Asia are responsible for a lot

    Asian Buyers Driving Bitcoin Boom

    | 2017/12/13 12:30 am
  • Several companies are paying their employees’ salaries in Bitcoin. Now that Bitcoin has been accepted as a mainstream financial asset, this trend is likely to gain greater momentum. In parallel, many platforms are offering opportunities to freelancers seeking to get paid in Bitcoin. And, soon, Blocklancer will allow job seekers to earn Ethereum coins. Companies Paying Salaries in Bitcoin Many believe that offering salaries in Bitcoin will make it easier for companies to retain and

    Paying Salaries in Bitcoin is Becoming Trendy

    | 2017/12/12 10:30 pm
  • As more and more governments are moving to regulate cryptocurrencies, US regulators have started to warn investors from cryptocurrencies and ICOs.  Is the Bubble Ready to Burst? The cryptocurrency market had a phenomenal bull run this year. As the cryptocurrency industry is constantly improving and innovating, many finance experts believe that the hype behind it is just speculation. Experts believe that the global cryptocurrency market may be in a bubble state, and it might burst

    US Regulators Issue New Cryptocurrency and ICO Warning

    | 2017/12/12 8:00 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
  • The overall cryptocurrency market cap has hit $500 billion for the first time in a giant landmark for the phenomenon. 1343 Cryptos, Half A Trillion Dollars Data from Coinmarketcap, which currently tracks Bitcoin and 1342 altcoins in circulation, shows the leap forward in market valuation as multiple cryptocurrencies continue to reach new highs of their own. Ethereum and Litecoin have both posted records in the past 24 hours, $627 and $328 respectively as a new

    Cryptocurrency Is Half A Trillion: Joint Market Cap Hits $500 Billion

    | 2017/12/12 5:15 pm