• As Malta cements its position as major cryptocurrency hub in the global landscape Marcel Cassar, the new Malta Bankers Association (MBA) Chairperson weighs in with his views on the sector. Cassar points to new technologies presenting opportunities in his interview with The Malta Independent, noting that Malta faces important tests including the first International Monetary Fund (IMF) Financial Sector Assessment Programme for Malta since 2003. Malta’s financial services industry and supervisory framework are under increased scrutiny

    Cryptocurrencies Could Make Banks Obsolete, Says Malta Bankers Association Head

    | 2018/06/19 4:00 am
  • Are you a crypto-millionaire? How about a crypto-multi-millionaire? Are you in the market for a Roman mansion? If so, Hilton & Hyland has just the home you’re looking for.  The Crypto Palazzetto Rick Hilton’s Hilton & Hyland company is listing a 17,000 square foot Roman mansion for roughly $42 million. According to TMZ, the auctioning of this famous house in cryptocurrency represents a historical first and sets a new precedent. The 16th-century property located in Rome,

    $42 Million Roman Mansion For Sale in Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/06/19 1:00 am
  • Dogecoin (DOGE) processes three times as many transactions as Bitcoin Cash (BCH) per day, data shows this month — as Bitcoin’s (BTC) hash rate expands to an all-time high.  Unlikely Success? Figures reproduced on Twitter by social media commentator Armin van Bitcoin confirm the curious rise of DOGE, which has seen renewed attention this year after its surprise use in a chain swap project with Ethereum. #dogecoin now has 3X more transactions than #bcash. 😐👇

    Such Currency, Much #Fail: Dogecoin Transactions 300% Higher Than Bitcoin Cash

    | 2018/06/18 10:00 pm
  • Do you have at least 0.2 Ethereum in the cryptocurrency wallet of your choice? If the answer is no, you have some preparation to do, as Keplertek is holding one final phase of its Pre-ICO. Keplertek decided to hold one final phase of its Pre-ICO — namely, its Extra Sale, which will start on June 19th (8 PM UCT+4) and last until June 21st, 2018 (8 PM UCT+4). In those 48 hours, investors from all

    Keplertek: Gearing Up for Extra Sale

    | 2018/06/18 8:00 pm
  • After a fairly stagnant weekend for the cryptocurrency market, the downtrend continues as all top 45 players are in the red. However, despite the serious market correction, Binance Coin (BNB) continues its uptrend — marking significant gains over the past week.  The entire cryptocurrency market marks a slight decline over the last 24 hours, currently capitalizing at about $274 billion — after having lost roughly $6 billion in 24 hours. Bitcoin is also trading in the red,

    Binance Coin Continues To Outperform

    | 2018/06/18 7:00 pm
  • After more than 15 percent of the EOS community has already voted, Bitfinex — one of the leading candidates — has deployed an open-source voting tool which affords users the ability to vote directly from the trading platform while, at the same time, being able to trade. Bitfinex Ballot, as the tool is dubbed, is already available for voting and for deployment on other exchange platforms.  To the Bitfinex Ballot Box The world’s sixth largest

    Bitfinex Enables Voting for EOS Block Producers

    | 2018/06/18 4:00 pm
  • Hollywood has announced it will film its first high-profile feature centered on cryptocurrency – and its alleged connection with money laundering in the art world. ‘Crypto,’ Art And Money Laundering ‘Crypto,’ an unlikely blockbuster which will see actors from some of the most popular current US serials play major roles, will begin filming later this year, local industry magazine Hollywood Reporter revealed last week. The story of a corruption network in upstate New York, the

    Netflix And Shill? Hollywood Films Its Cryptocurrency Premiere

    | 2018/06/18 1:00 pm
  • After various delays, the ICON (ICX) token swap is almost upon us. Here’s everything you need to know before the platform switches out its ERC20 ICX tokens for mainnet ICX tokens!  In the coming days, ERC20 ICX tokens will be swapped out for mainnet ICX coins. The exchange rate will be pegged to a ratio of 1:1, and mainnet ICX coins will not be backward convertible into ERC20 tokens. I just published “ICX Token swap

    Everything You Need to Know Before the ICON (ICX) Token Swap

    | 2018/06/18 10:00 am
  • The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a global “bank for central banks” based in Basel, Switzerland, has once more declared that cryptocurrencies are not only “not ready for prime time,” but could also “bring the Internet to a halt.” [Note: This is an op-ed] BIS: Bitcoin, You Scary On Sunday, BIS released a new 24-page document outlining why it believes cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin cannot become a bona fide financial instrument for the global economy. The

    The Central Banks’ Bank (BIS) Hates Bitcoin — Which is Reassuring

    | 2018/06/18 7:00 am
  • Many of those invested and interested in the cryptocurrency markets were around for the rise and fall of the Dot-com era and birth of the widespread public internet. The Dot-com bubble burst is constantly being used in arguments that cryptocurrency will suffer the same fate, bringing the markets to a crashing close. Are we early to the party, or just in line for disappointment? Boom And Bust It is safe to say that anyone who has

    Investing In Cryptocurrency Likened To Investing In The Internet 10 Years Ago

    | 2018/06/18 5:00 am
  • The US SEC has decided Bitcoin and Ethereum will not be regulated as securities but the debate continues to rage over Ripple, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Some argue US FinCen has already set a precedent for Ripple’s definition, which will mean the SEC must eventually follow suit. June has seen the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) make clear that Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are not securities and will not be regulated

    The Great Ripple Debate: FinCEN Ruling Labels XRP a Currency, Not a Security

    | 2018/06/18 3:00 am
  • The struggles of cryptocurrency hedge funds in 2018 seem to have no end in sight. With half of the year almost gone, these crypto-focused hedge funds continue to perform poorly. Declining Revenues Amid Price Dip According to the Financial Times, cryptocurrency hedge funds are down by 35 percent so far in 2018. This decline is in stark contrast to 2017 when revenues grew by 2,700 percent. Such was the success of the market that a

    Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Profits Plunge Amid Market Volatility

    | 2018/06/18 1:00 am
  • If you’ve bought into EOS with an intention to be a long-term HODLer without having to do anything with the tokens, you might want to reconsider. According to the project’s Constitution, if your account is inactive for 3 years, it may be put up for auction. A closer look EOS’ highest law can certainly make you raise an eyebrow. EOS, the project which raised $4 billion in a year-long Initial Coin Offering (ICO), has put

    EOS Tokens Not For Passive HODLers

    | 2018/06/17 10:00 pm
  • Though the availability of formal cryptocurrency and blockchain education around the globe is increasing rapidly, the UK Department for Education (DfE) appear to have no immediate plans to include cryptocurrency as a topic in the UK school curriculum. However, the country’s school children will see a “rigorous” new mathematics curriculum and financial literacy education. In a recent interview, a Department for Education (DfE) spokesperson did not voice any objection to cryptocurrency but equally did not

    UK Department for Education Says ‘No’ to Cryptocurrency Curriculum in Schools

    | 2018/06/17 7:00 pm
  • The banking sector has long been untrustworthy, taking advantage of customers while implementing centralized and opaque practices which serve to only benefit financial institutions. In essence, you lose your hard-earned money while wealthy bankers add to their stockpiles. Luckily, the days of these unfair business practices are coming to an end.  Be Your Own Bank Only time will tell what will happen to traditional financial institutions, but history suggests no institution is too big to

    Hoard: Accessible and Affordable Crypto Banking for All

    | 2018/06/17 5:30 pm
  • The Walton Blockchain Institute signed a partnership agreement with the Korean Standards Association (KSA) on June 11 to promote top-notch research and development in the field of blockchain technology and implementation. The move is the latest in South Korea’s continued efforts to be a leader in the integration of blockchain technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Beast Of The East Radio frequency identification (RFID) and Internet Of Thing (IoT) supply chain management company Waltonchain announced

    Waltonchain Partners with Korean Standards Association on Blockchain Education and Development Initiative

    | 2018/06/17 4:00 pm
  • Syscoin, an instant payment cryptocurrency, has fallen victim to a malware attack after a hacker reportedly inserted a tainted Syscoin Windows client into the project’s GitHub account.  Syscoin Compromised According to the project’s development team, a hacker replaced the official Windows client with another version containing malware. Users of the software alerted the development team to the presence of the malware in the Windows client when the program started showing up on their computers as malicious.

    Syscoin Hacked, Malware Inserted into GitHub Account

    | 2018/06/17 1:00 pm
  • George Friedman, a well-respected Hungarian-born U.S. geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs, believes blockchain technology will eventually become “obsolete” — and he may be right. ‘It’ll be Obsolete’ Geopolitical forecaster George Friedman thinks the blockchain’s days are numbered. Friedman explained his view of Bitcoin’s underlying technology to CNBC late last week at the UBS CIO Global Forum in New York. The chairman of Geopolitical Futures explained: I’ve never known any encryption technology not to be

    Blockchain Technology Will Be ‘Obsolete,’ Says Prominent Geopolitical Forecaster

    | 2018/06/17 10:00 am
  • Cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) expert Phillip Nunn made a prediction in January that Bitcoin would reach lows of $6,000 and highs of $60,000. Nunn recently reiterated his confidence in the prediction after the price of Bitcoin plummeted almost 18 percent last week.  ‘It’s going to disrupt everything’ Phillip Nunn, CEO of The Blackmore Group and Wealth Chain Group, piqued the interest of the cryptocurrency and investing communities in January of this year when he

    Bitcoin Price To Reach $60,000 in 2018 — Cryptocurrency Expert Remains Resolute On January Prediction

    | 2018/06/17 7:00 am
  • Adblock Plus creators eyeo are out to put an end to misleading and false information online. Their new ‘Trusted News’ browser extension is aiming to take advantage of blockchain technology to create a decentralized database that classifies the integrity of information on the web. The Era Of ‘Fake News’ The past few years on the internet have been a tumultuous roller coaster ride which has ushered in waves of innovation and mass adoption around the globe.

    Adblock Plus Creators Enlist Blockchain To Fight ‘Fake News’

    | 2018/06/17 4:00 am
  • A recent document released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals Walmart has filed a patent for managing demand on an electrical grid using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The patent was filed on December 13, 2017, and released by the USPTO on June 14, 2018. It shows Walmart has sought to protect its intellectual property for “Managing demand on an electrical grid using a publicly distributed transactions ledger.” The application is for a

    Walmart Awarded Patent for Blockchain Based Energy Management

    | 2018/06/17 1:00 am
  • How do you feel about a future that is fueled by the constant drive of wanting to achieve true greatness, by helping mankind in all aspects of life? If this sounds like something you see happening or want to see in the near future, Keplertek is the right project for you. The unprecedented combination of the up-and-coming industries of Robotics, AI, and the Blockchain will change the world in ways we cannot yet imagine!  Due

    Keplertek: Special Sale Due to Incredible Demand (June 19th-June 21st)

    | 2018/06/16 10:00 pm
  • Former Wall Street macro trader and vocal Bitcoin proponent Mike Novogratz has expanded his involvement in the cryptocurrency field, investing $15 million in a startup company which aims to facilitate the launch of trading platforms and tokenizes assets through blockchain-based technology. Despite the current market correction, Novogratz remains overly positive towards the field in general. Investing in the Future of Cryptocurrencies Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital Management, announced on Thursday that his asset

    Novogratz Invests $15M in White-Label Cryptocurrency Exchange Startup

    | 2018/06/16 7:00 pm