• In 2010, Regina Holliday brought her husband, suffering from kidney cancer, to a hospital and begged the doctors and nurses for her husband’s medical records. Five days later, she still hadn’t received them. On the sixth day, the man was transferred to another hospital, and the doctors couldn’t give him pain medications because they didn’t know what drugs he already had in his body. For a seemingly endless six hours, the man suffered from severe pain.

    Grapevine: Saving Healthcare Data and the World

    | 2018/06/15 2:00 am
  • Due to the notorious volatility and unregulated nature of cryptocurrencies, many organizations and even governments are jumping on the bandwagon to ban them. As we move further into 2018, even the big tech firms are starting to put their foot down on crypto advertising. Such a huge widespread ban has the potential to severely hinder the future development of the crypto industry. Google and Facebook Have Banned ICO Advertisements Some of the Internet’s largest advertising platforms,

    What Does the Future of ICO Advertising Look Like?

    | 2018/06/14 10:00 pm
  • Influential political strategist Stephen K. Bannon predicts that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will disrupt the banking system. Moreover, according to The New York Times, he wants to help entrepreneurs and countries to create and issue their own cryptocurrencies. Bannon Has a “Good Stake” in Bitcoin For many, Bannon was a major actor in masterminding the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Subsequently, he was the White House Chief Strategist for the first seven months of President Donald

    Bannon Backs Bitcoin: Fmr White House Chief Strategist Enters Crypto Market

    | 2018/06/14 6:00 pm
  • Jonathan Johnson, ex-chairman of Overstock’s board of directors, touched on the benefits of cryptocurrencies and noted the tremendous potential of blockchain-based technology. Despite the currently hemorrhaging market, he still sees a lot of advantages in utilizing cryptocurrencies over traditional credit card payments.   Better Than Credit Cards Currently sitting on the Board of Directors of Overstock.com – a major online retailer accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method — Jonathan Johnson shared his overtly positive sentiment

    Cryptocurrencies Are ‘A Much Cheaper Way of Doing Business,’ Says Former Overstock Chair

    | 2018/06/14 4:00 pm
  • The Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Director of Corporate Finance, William Hinman, announced at Yahoo Finance’s All Market Summit: Crypto today that bitcoin, ether, and other decentralized cryptocurrencies will not be classified as securities.  A New Asset Class The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken its sweet time in determining how to classify cryptocurrencies. Finally, during a speech in San Francisco, California, SEC Director of Corporate Finance William Hinmann openly discussed the SEC’s views

    SEC: Bitcoin and Ether Are Not Securities

    | 2018/06/14 3:00 pm
  • Ripple chief cryptographer David Schwartz has said the company’s payment system “is not a distributed ledger,” while revealing doubts from banks about Blockchain. ‘We Haven’t Gotten There Yet’ In comments to Reuters June 13, Schwartz went on record to “concede” the company “hasn’t gotten there yet” regarding banking uptake of its services. “What we hear from many of our customers is that it’s imperative to keep their transactions private, process thousands every second, and accommodate

    XRP is Not Being Used By Banks, Ripple Exec Says

    | 2018/06/14 2:00 pm
  • Star Trek stalwart William Shatner has become the latest celebrity to champion Bitcoin by endorsing a solar-powered mining project in Illinois. ‘You Have To Blank Your Mind’ In an interview with Chicago Tribune on June 13, the 87-year-old veteran actor told of his support as spokesman for Solar Alliance — a Canadian startup planning to conduct Bitcoin mining in an abandoned factory using solar energy. Shatner excitedly told the daily newspaper: The concept is so, I

    Highly Illogical? William Shatner Endorses ‘Bizarre’ Bitcoin Solar Mining

    | 2018/06/14 12:00 pm
  • Following an earlier push for legislative measures to regulate cryptocurrencies, Russia moves to determine how they would be classified by law. Head of State Duma Committee says they will be regarded as ‘digital rights’ rather than cryptocurrencies. Digital Currencies to be Reclassified as ‘Digital Rights’ Back in May, regulations were proposed to eliminate the risks associated with the unregulated nature of cryptocurrencies. Now, Head of State Duma Financial Market Committee, Anatoly Aksakov, confirmed that the drafts

    Russia to Classify Cryptocurrencies as ‘Digital Rights’

    | 2018/06/14 10:00 am
  • Popular cryptocurrency exchange platform Binance has announced the addition of Siacoin (SC) to its catalog of supported altcoins. The platform announced the token listing via a post on its website on June 14, 2018. This latest addition brings the total number of supported digital currencies on the platform to 354. Siacoin Trading Pairs on the Binance Platform According to the announcement, Binance will open trading for three SC trading pairs – SC/BNB, SC/BTC, and SC/ETH. The

    Siacoin Pumps Following Binance Listing

    | 2018/06/14 8:00 am
  • The price of Bitcoin may be heading down to $3200, new research has warned — as the first and foremost cryptocurrency fails to find support at its April lows of $6450. The Bigger Picture In a detailed transaction analysis released June 13, Fundstrat Global Advisors concluded that — due to the lack of support — BTC/USD could hit February’s $6900 low before rebounding and subsequently falling further to somewhere between $5000 and $5500. The findings

    Bitcoin Price Drop To $3200 Would Still Continue Uptrend, Fundstrat Confirms

    | 2018/06/14 6:00 am
  • A slight beam of good news shines over the bleeding cryptocurrency market as Arizona State University Professor Dragan Boscovic discusses the future of Bitcoin from a trading standpoint. The scholar seems to think that Bitcoin is regarded by investors as a ‘valued investment opportunity’. Dragan Boscovic is a computer science research professor at Arizona State University (ASU) and also a director of the Blockchain Research Lab – a project that aims to further the development

    Bitcoin a ‘Valued Investment Opportunity’ Says Arizona State University Professor

    | 2018/06/14 3:00 am
  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – a multi-national agency tasked with combating global financial criminal activity, will discuss developing and introducing legally binding rules for governing cryptocurrency exchanges later this month. Reuters reports that the Paris-based agency – comprised of 37 countries – will meet with both the Gulf Cooperation Council and the European Commission in an attempt to establish legally binding regulations governing cryptocurrency exchanges. Developing Binding Guidelines The push for the development

    International Watchdog to Introduce Binding Regulations for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    | 2018/06/14 1:00 am
  • Bitcoin core developer Peter Todd defended Blockchain art startup Verisart against Terence Eden June 13 after claims the company believed he had painted the Mona Lisa. ‘Obvious Fraud’ In a Twitter discussion, Todd alleged Eden, who currently runs Open Standards for the UK Government Digital Service (GDS), “misunderstood what Verisart is” after the company uploaded the famous painting to the Blockchain with Eden as the creator. Verisart began trading in 2015 and describes itself as

    ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Puts Mona Lisa Painting on the Blockchain

    | 2018/06/13 11:00 pm
  • Due to extremely high demand for this amazing project, Keplertek has decided to give the cryptocurrency community one more opportunity to take advantage of the huge 30 percent bonus that was offered during Pre-Sale. The Sale will start on the 19th of June 2018 at 8 PM UTC+4 and will remain open until the 21st of June 2018 (8 PM UTC+4), giving investors exactly 24 hours and one final chance to hop on the Kepler-train

    Keplertek Special Sale: Last Chance for 30% Bonus! (June 19th-June 21st)

    | 2018/06/13 9:00 pm
  • Binance, the cryptocurrency exchange platform behemoth, will support the ICON ICX mainnet token swap. The platform announced the move in a blog post on its website on June 13, 2018. The announcement likely brings to an end the confusion over the status of ICX mainnet and ERC-20 ICX tokens. Details of the Token Swap According to the Binance statement, the platform will suspend all ICX deposits and withdrawals beginning June 20, 2018. ICX holders have

    Binance Announces Support for ICON (ICX) Mainnet Token Swap

    | 2018/06/13 7:00 pm
  • 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 digital canvas dubbed Satoshi’s Place appeared online, allowing users to draw whatever they find fit, one pixel at a time. The MS Paint-like experience costs one Satoshi per pixel and users are free to show off their talent in whatever form they find fit. Censorship Resistant Digital Canvas Satoshi’s Place is a simple online artboard which is powered by the Lightning Network. The digital canvas is comprised of 1 million pixels and each one

    ‘Lightning War’: Bitcoin Battles Bitcoin Cash on a Digital Canvas

    | 2018/06/13 3:00 pm
  • Days after Tether (USDT) gained a higher market cap than Monero and Dash, new research has reignited suspicions that the altcoin “manipulated” Bitcoin prices.  Cryptocurrency Highs Fuelled By Tether The product of two researchers at the University of Texas, the paper — titled Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered? — claims to have identified potential evidence of direct price manipulation since November 2017. Bitcoin’s all-time highs around $20,000 one month later — and those of major altcoins — were

    ‘Really Un-Tethered?’ Bitcoin Price Manipulation Returns With New Research

    | 2018/06/13 1:00 pm
  • Coinbase is now allowing accredited investors with deeper pockets the ability to utilize the Coinbase Index Fund, which offers exposure to every asset listed on the popular exchange.  Greater Exposure The previously announced Coinbase Index Fund has officially opened for investments of $250,000 to $20M. Reuben Bramanathan, Product Lead of Coinbase Asset Management, stated in an official announcement: We’ve seen overwhelming interest from investors since we announced the fund earlier this year. At this stage, we

    Coinbase Index Fund Launches for Big-Money Investors Amid Brutal Market Conditions

    | 2018/06/13 11:00 am
  • The Indian government is reportedly “not in favor” of banning cryptocurrency, new sources claim June 13. Gov’t vs. Central Bank Citing local financial company Cogencis, local news media outlet Economic Times said a dedicated panel studying cryptocurrency “may suggest allowing cryptocurrency,” but with undisclosed “riders” – or provisos – about its usage. If true, the perspective puts the government increasingly at odds with India’s central bank, which in April demanded banks halt interaction with cryptocurrency

    India ‘Not in Favor’ of Banning Cryptocurrency (Reports)

    | 2018/06/13 9:00 am
  • Bitcoin is going down, and one prominent cryptocurrency analyst believes it’s still got a ways to go. Nevertheless, the upside potential — in the grand scheme of things — is still massive. ‘We May See a Very Different Game in Mining’ Ran Neu-Ner, founder and CEO of Onchain Capital and host of CNBC Africa’s “Crypto Trader,” believes Bitcoin has not found its bottom. Neu-Ner told CNBC’s “Fast Money” earlier this week: We keep going down, and

    Neu-Ner: Bitcoin Not At Bottom (But Still a Great Long-Term Buy)

    | 2018/06/13 7:00 am
  • Following the hack of a largely unheard-of cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea and a probe by US government investigators into Bitcoin price manipulation, the cryptocurrency market has once again broken to the downside — and things aren’t looking pretty.  Brutality At the time of this writing, the total market capitalization for cryptocurrencies is sitting at roughly $283 billion USD — a number many would’ve found unbelievable following January’s high of over $830 billion. With bears

    Altcoins Get Clobbered, Taking the Brunt of the Bitcoin Bear Market

    | 2018/06/13 5:00 am
  • Module, Japan’s disruptive answer to the present-day inefficiency problems of blockchain Proof-of-Work (PoW) mining, has just released their early sales numbers for their MODL token private presale, and it seems their innovative project is already showing signs of being a popular hit. The company has announced that so far they’ve collected $2 million in the private sale and are well on their way to achieving their soft cap of $5 million. The blockchain world is

    Module Sells $2 Million Worth of MODL Tokens During Their Private Presale

    | 2018/06/13 3:00 am