• Last year saw a giant influx of crypto hedge funds while in 2018 several have closed or failed to launch. Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that nine cryptocurrency hedge funds have closed this year, with only two of the top twenty-five funds reporting gains in Q1 of this year. The reality is that there’s an over saturation of crypto hedge funds with over 167 opened in 2017. While nine of them are closing and many other

    Crypto Hedge Funds on the Precipice, Future Outlook Uncertain

    | 2018/04/20 6:30 pm
  • Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin seemed to confirm he is “establishment-friendly” in a new interview which has led to a critical reception from cryptocurrency figures. ‘Very Revealing’ Speaking to the Financial Times in a piece published April 18, Buterin was economical with his words but provided some “very revealing” information. Specifically, his links with the Russian government following meetings about Ethereum last year appear to have made Buterin more tolerant. “He has explained he’s establishment-friendly these

    ‘Losing Credibility’? Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Hints He’s Pro-Establishment

    | 2018/04/20 2:30 pm
  • DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) might just be one of the most revolutionary concepts to come out of the blockchain world. DAOs are organizations in which contracts and agreements are enforced through blockchain smart contracts. Because no overseeing force is needed to authorize a smart contract, (just as no overseeing force is needed to authorize a Bitcoin transaction) DAOs have radical potential to create distributed and decentralized organizations. If DAOs are going to fulfill that potential,

    DAOstack – The ‘WordPress’ for DAOs

    | 2018/04/20 12:30 pm
  • For the first time since March 2017, Bitcoin ‘buy’ orders have surpassed 90% of the total placed on cryptocurrency exchanges. 9/10 Want To Buy Bitcoin Linking to data from TurtleBC, p2p exchange HodlHodl described the trend as “indicating there is more demand for Bitcoin than supply.” “This is also an indicator of market sentiment among those who are buying and selling Bitcoin,” it added. A 90-10 ratio effectively means that 90% of the interested investors

    Bitcoin Buy Demand Highest Since March 2017, Exchange Data Shows

    | 2018/04/20 10:30 am
  • Russian authorities blocked Telegram because they would not be able to “control” its new cryptocurrency, likening it to ponzi scheme Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM). FSB: Telegram TON Token Makes CEO ‘New Mavrodi’ According to a letter which Roman Antipkin, an official with security service the FSB, wrote to colleagues April 18, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov had “decided to become the new Sergey Mavrodi.” The name-drop reference Mavrodi’s notorious MLM ponzi scheme which originated in Russia

    Russia Blocked Telegram Because Crypto Is ‘Uncontrollable,’ Says FSB Memo

    | 2018/04/20 8:30 am
  • Since Square, Inc. added Bitcoin trading capabilities to its payment app, the value of its stocks has increased spectacularly. Dan Dolev, an analyst at Nomura Instinet, believes this ascending trajectory will most likely continue. As a result, Nomura Instinet raised its Square target price to $65 USD. Bitcoin Makes Square Profitable Dan Dolev predicts a “sizable boost” to Square’s revenues and profits in the first quarter, thanks to Square having added Bitcoin trading features on

    Bitcoin Boosting Square Earnings

    | 2018/04/20 6:30 am
  • Of all extant cryptocurrencies – over 1,500 – those restricted to mobile platforms, wallets, and exchanges comprise a fairly small portion. Yet despite ERC20 and utility tokens’ dominance in the ICO landscape, there is a high potential for mobile-only cryptocurrencies to democratize mining and dramatically decrease transaction costs. Potentially, this makes mobile-based cryptocurrencies, in aggregate, a foundation for tangible and tractable work to reverse the remaining and foundational problems seen with dominant cryptocurrencies today. The

    Mobile Crypto Mining Democratizes Cryptocurrency for Everyone

    | 2018/04/20 4:30 am
  • ICOs and cryptocurrency startups have been slumping recently due to the bearish signs which were seen in the first quarter of 2018. However, Basis, a promising start-up, has broken that trend by raising over $133 Million U.S. in private funding. A cryptocurrency startup by the name of Basis (formerly named Basecoin), has just announced that they have raised over $133 Million dollars in funding from well-known venture capitalist firms. Three Princeton grads just got $133

    Venture Captalists Pour $133 Million into Stablecoin Startup

    | 2018/04/20 2:30 am
  • BitDegree, a Lithuanian cryptocurrency startup, hopes to help change the face of online education through their online platform and cryptocurrency. So What is BitDegree? BitDegree is an online platform, with its own native cryptocurrency, that was founded at the start of 2017. BitDegree intends to revolutionize how education functions today and allow prospective users to learn technology-based skills through online courses. BitDegree utilizes companies looking to hire employees to help fund online courses for such

    Cryptocurrency Startup BitDegree Pays Students To Learn

    | 2018/04/20 12:30 am
  • April 18 marked the launch of Mingo’s public ICO, which jumps off with a 20% bonus lasting until May 1. Their MGT token is offered at a modest minimum purchase of just 800 tokens (for 0.1 ETH), so virtually anyone can access this innovative app once it goes live. When announcing the launch of Mingo’s ICO at the Dublin Tech Summit, Joe Arthur, CEO of Mingo, said: We are excited to announce the Mingo ICO

    Mingo ICO Launched at Dublin Tech Summit

    | 2018/04/19 11:30 pm
  • Crypto markets are maturing, it remains to be seen how many companies that have raised money by issuing tokens will be alive in the next two years.  For anyone serious about blockchain technology and ICOs, Blockchain Expo Global is a must event to attend and this year, the event has attracted even more visitors than before. Held in London, UK, the event itself is a 2-day exhibition and an opportunity for companies to pitch and

    Blockchain Expo Global – Crypto La La land

    | 2018/04/19 10:30 pm
  • Listing properties for Bitcoin is an emerging trend. Now, one cryptocurrency believer is opening up his six-story brick-and-mortar home on New York’s Upper East Side for purchase with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. Living Large If you’re a resident of New York and looking to move up to the big leagues, a 22-foot-wide, six-story, marble-and-limestone house at East 76th Street near Fifth Avenue is now available for purchase with the three leading cryptocurrencies. The property in

    Got $45 Million in Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Ripple? Buy a House Near Fifth Avenue

    | 2018/04/19 8:30 pm
  • Saxo Bank analysts have called the beginning of a new period of growth for cryptocurrency prices, eyeing Q2 2018 as a “springboard” for fresh upside. ‘Self-Fulfilling Prophecy’ In its Quarterly Outlook this week, the famously pro-Bitcoin institution said a mixture of global political uncertainty, tightening of credit access and commodities volatility could all see new money pouring into crypto markets. “In addition to the possible increase in regulations leading to further declines in the short

    Saxo Bank Outlook: Crypto Bull Market Could Return in Q2 2018

    | 2018/04/19 6:30 pm
  • GIFcoin continues to sell out at each stage of their ICO, proving that the public is more than ready to be a part of their profit-sharing revolution. There’s no denying that online gambling has a strong allure. Having the chance to earn some money from the comfort of your couch? Who would say no to that? It’s also a great way to relax, which is part of the reason that it’s a billion-dollar industry.  In

    GIFcoin Moon-Bound as Stage Three of Their Token Sale Sells Out

    | 2018/04/19 5:30 pm
  • Binance has its own coin, KuCoin has its own coin, — and soon, Bithumb, the South Korean exchange, will be joining the club. BITHUMB Coin Bithumb, one of South Korea’s major cryptocurrency exchanges, is planning on issuing its own in-house cryptocurrency, called BITHUMB Coin. BITHUMB Coin’s initial coin offering (ICO), however, can not take place in the exchange’s home country of South Korea, since the East Asian nation banned the controversial fundraising method last year.

    Bithumb to Issue Own Coin – ‘BITHUMB Coin’

    | 2018/04/19 4:30 pm
  • The bulls are back in town as a sea of green engulfs cryptocurrency portfolios everywhere — but is it too late to catch the wave of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cardano? All Aboard! Bitcoin is currently trading at $8,234.14, up 14.63 percent over the last week. As is generally the case, the rest of the cryptocurrency market has followed Bitcoin’s lead. Ethereum (ETH) is up 20.93 percent over the same time span, while Ripple (XRP) is up 35.03

    Are Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cardano ‘Leaving the Station?’

    | 2018/04/19 2:30 pm
  • Feeling bullish over the latest Bitcoin price action? According to one cryptocurrency hedge fund manager, you should be. ‘It’s a Very Good Time to Buy’ Dan Morehead, CEO of San Francisco-based blockchain investment firm Pantera Capital, says the bottom is in for Bitcoin and the dark days of the bear market are likely in our rearview mirrors. Morehead explained to CNBC‘s “Fast Money” that Bitcoin, the dominant cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has been growing at a

    ‘It’s a Very Good Time to Buy’ Bitcoin, Says Pantera Capital CEO

    | 2018/04/19 12:30 pm
  • Amid chaos and mass complaints, the Russian government may have to “ban Bitcoin” in order to successfully ban Telegram. Telegram Shrugs Off Failed Censorship The ‘solution’ to the seemingly impossible task of stopping Russian users accessing the encrypted messenger app underscores the crude reality of censoring global (and decentralized) networks. That’s according to social media commentators both inside and outside Russia, who are responding to the country’s telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor’s failure to actually block Telegram

    Russia: Telegram Ban Failure Shows Banning Bitcoin is Impossible

    | 2018/04/19 10:30 am
  • Have you ever had dreams about starting your own online casino just like in Casino Royale? You may have even looked into it in the past but may have been put off by the online casino industry. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many in the past have tried to open their own online casino, only to run into stumbling block after stumbling block. There are several reasons why it is so difficult for the average

    Thinking About Starting Your Own Online Casino? It’s Easier than You Think

    | 2018/04/19 9:30 am
  • Savedroid founder Dr. Yassin Hankir publicly announced his own $50 million exit scam on Twitter by posting a selfie of himself at the airport and a beach resort, along with the message “Thanks guys! Over and out …” [MAJOR UPDATE]: Dr. Yassin Hankir has posted a video, declaring that the entire incident was a PR stunt to show how vulnerable investors are to ICO scams. He calls for greater regulation in order to protect investors from

    $50 Million ICO Savedroid Scam Artist Posts Selfie While Fleeing Country [MAJOR UPDATE]

    | 2018/04/19 8:30 am
  • The CEO and co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken defended the company’s refusal to comply with a regulatory “questionnaire” sent by New York lawmakers. Kraken Rails Against Attorney General’s ‘Disrespect’ In comments, which contrasted with the other 12 exchanges targeted by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative,” Jesse Powell said Kraken would not hand over any information about its business. When it launched the Initiative April 17, Schneiderman’s office explained it

    Kraken CEO: We Won’t Give Info To ‘Audacious’ New York Regulators

    | 2018/04/19 6:00 am
  • Barclays Plc, a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London, has a fairly long history of putting down Bitcoin. Now, the financial institution looks to be changing its tune as it begins gauging its clients’ interest in a potential cryptocurrency trading desk. Asking Around Barclays is the second major investment bank interested in potentially trading cryptocurrencies, following behind New York City-based investment giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc. According to a report from Bloomberg, which

    Barclays Considering Bitcoin Trading Desk

    | 2018/04/19 4:30 am
  • Amazon Technologies, Inc. – a subsidiary of American electronic commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon.com, Inc. – has won a patent for a marketplace that offers data feeds. More important, the patented marketplace includes bitcoin transactions. Patent Approved The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved Amazon Technologies’ filing for a patent on a streaming data marketplace. The patent in question was originally filed in September 2014 and makes reference to bitcoin transactions twice. As noted

    Amazon May Soon Accept Bitcoin (And Sell the Data to Law Enforcement)

    | 2018/04/19 2:30 am