• 7% of all the Bitcoin in existence changed hands last week – that’s just one fascinating insight provided by new data showing Bitcoin’s lifelong hodl habits. Charts Depict A History Of HODL Compiled by Bitcoin lending platform Unchained Capital, the analysis of Bitcoin unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs) has produced unique insights into how cryptocurrency investors store or spend their coins. “Since all bitcoin in existence is contained in some UTXO, this means that all bitcoins

    New ‘HODL Waves’ Data Shows 7% Of All Bitcoin Changed Hands Last Week

    | 2018/04/18 12:00 pm
  • Telegram, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, has been shut down by the Russian government.  “Privacy Is Not for Sale” A recent Forbes article has reported that the Russian government has moved on shutting down Telegram, the major messaging platform, in Russia. The FSB, Russia’s main intelligence agency, requested the encryption keys for the app multiple times, but the messaging platform refused to hand them over. The founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov,

    Telegram Could See Its Token Benefit from Russian Ban

    | 2018/04/18 10:00 am
  • The sudden drop in bitcoin price on Tuesday caused some brows to get a bit sweaty, but its successful stability in the light of one account’s dump suggests that the worst is over for the cryptocurrency market’s leader. Whale Watch On Tuesday, the price of bitcoin dropped more than $200 in just under 20 minutes — causing some to speculate that the sudden price movement was the result of a single seller dumping a large

    Bitcoin Price Shrugs Off Yesterday’s $66 Million ‘Whale Dump’

    | 2018/04/18 8:00 am
  • The central bank of Lithuania has begun talks with commercial banks and virtual currency traders on their attitudes towards cryptocurrencies. Though she acknowledges the risks, Jekaterina Govina, fintech strategy coordinator at the Bank of Lithuania, says: Blind denial, reluctance to understand and to work with the cryptocurrency world leads nowhere. Usually conservative on the matter of cryptocurrencies, the central bank of Lithuania has gathered representatives from the banking sector, virtual currency traders, those involved with

    Crypto Reluctance Leads Nowhere Says Lithuanian Central Bank

    | 2018/04/18 6:00 am
  • Bitcoin economist Saifedean Ammous has confirmed publication of his cryptocurrency reference guide, ‘The Bitcoin Standard.’ Pundits Line Up To Praise New Guide To Bitcoin A worthy counterpart to Andreas Antonopoulos’ ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ series, the book focuses on providing an accessible yet fully-rounded understanding of the revolution Bitcoin represents. Despite only being available for purchase from April 24, The Bitcoin Standard has already garnered such praise that lists have appeared summarizing various readers’ favorite quotations. Chief

    Top 10 Gems From Saifedean Ammous’ ‘The Bitcoin Standard’

    | 2018/04/18 4:00 am
  • Investing in and trading cryptocurrency can be a complicated process, with a variety of exchanges all entailing different ways of doing business. Now, one company has combined both the orderbooks and features of the best exchanges into one simple and safe platform, suitable for both newcomers and experienced investors alike. The Best of All Worlds Unlike other specialized blockchain trading and investment platforms, HOLDVEST combines all the best features found on exchanges, brokerages, and instant

    HOLDVEST: One-Stop Cryptocurrency Trading & Investing

    | 2018/04/18 2:00 am
  • A Taiwanese Bitcoin Miner nearly paid for his life after being shot at by gangsters for allegedly reneging on a mining deal by not providing payment. The victim went on to blame China and their strict anti-cryptocurrency regime for the lack of available funds. There are many ways to be a part of the crypto industry. Trading in virtual currencies is an option, as is creating a new digital currency and even contributing to ICOs.

    Bitcoin Miner Injured in Shooting Blames China Crypto Ban

    | 2018/04/18 12:00 am
  • Eligma is a cognitive commerce platform which aims to change the way people discover, purchase, track and resell items online by utilizing both artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. Bitcoinist sat down with CEO Dejan Roljic to learn more about the Eligma platform and how it will change the way consumers and merchants interact and do business. Bitcoinist: Eligma aims to disrupt e-commerce. What is the biggest problem with the industry today, and where does Eligma

    Eligma CEO Dejan Roljic: Blockchain and AI-Based Platform Will ‘Transform the Commerce Industry’

    | 2018/04/17 11:00 pm
  • If you’re in the market for an impressive blockchain-based ecosystem powered by industry leading professionals with over 22 years of experience, look no further than The 4th Pillar. Empowering Individuals, Employers, and Recruiters The 4th Pillar is a decentralized platform which empowers individuals by allowing users to build both a verified professional identity and a decentralized personal crypto savings fund. At the same time, it enables organizations to recruit based on automated and verified employment

    Looking for a Blockchain-Based Ecosystem Backed by 22 Years of Experience?

    | 2018/04/17 9:00 pm
  • As the end of U.S. tax season approaches, Bitcoin bulls believe that the digital currency will finally begin its next run to prices over $20,000. But is it really going to run? The past few months have been rough for cryptocurrency investors, with the cryptocurrency market cap plummeting from a high of $820 billion all the way down to $250 billion. This came after the mainstream media began to pile onto cryptocurrencies in a manner

    Could Bitcoin Be Prepping for Run as U.S. Tax Day Passes?

    | 2018/04/17 8:00 pm
  • NEO has often been likened to “The Chinese Ethereum,” and for good reason. The platform, among other things, similarly runs smart contracts and decentralized applications. However, in order to stay in business in the world’s strictest regulatory environment, NEO has to play by the rules — which has pushed the project to the top of China’s blockchain foodchain. Playing by the Rules In an interview with The Hong Kong Economic Journal, NEO founder Da Hong-fei

    NEO’s Regulatory Compliance Crucial for Chinese Dominance

    | 2018/04/17 6:00 pm
  • Prominent cryptocurrency reviewer Ian Balina has lost $2 million in a cryptocurrency hack — or has he? Cause for Question While in the middle of a YouTube livestream, popular cryptocurrency proponent Ian Balina received the following message: Ian, did you know that somebody transferred all your tokens from your account? As it turns out, Balina’s stockpile of cryptocurrencies, worth $2 million USD, disappeared from his wallet — causing the cryptocurrency evangelist to cry hack, writing

    Ian Balina Loses $2M in Hack, But Not Everyone’s Convinced

    | 2018/04/17 6:00 pm
  • Pornhub, a pornographic video sharing website and one of the largest pornography sites on the internet, has officially announced a partnership with privacy-focused cryptocurrency Verge (XVG). ‘Penetrating the Market’ According to an official announcement from the Montreal-founded pornography hub, users are now able to pay for Pornhub’s premium subscription with XVG. The cryptocurrency will also be accepted by popular sister sites Brazzers and Nutaku. Reads the announcement: The future has come. In our efforts to

    Verge (XVG) ‘Penetrates’ Market with Pornhub Partnership

    | 2018/04/17 5:00 pm
  • Prominent fraudster Renwick Haddow, charged with two separate counts of wire fraud, has been extradited from Morocco to the United States. JPMorgan Chase & Co accused of ‘aiding’ the fraudulent activity. Skyrocketing crypto prices have definitely brought the field under the spotlight in late 2017 but the truth that the field has always been favored by resourceful and tech-savvy criminals. Renwick Haddow is one such individual, who’s been charged with two separate counts of running

    Ponzi Scammer Extradited from Morocco to the US; JPMorgan Involved

    | 2018/04/17 4:00 pm
  • Each day, more people are finding out how they’ve lost their privacy on Facebook and Google. The recent hearings on Capitol Hill have shed light on how much Facebook truly knows about each one of us. Facebook is so invasive that according to Topia Technology CEO Janine Terrano, Facebook even knows when your relationship is failing. While many are outraged at these facts, the truth remains that we only have ourselves to blame. After all,

    TopiaCoin: A Select Opportunity For Accredited Investors

    | 2018/04/17 3:30 pm
  • Bitcoin.com CEO and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent Roger Ver faced embarrassment Monday after attempting to pass off a Tokyo Blockchain conference as his own. ‘It Wasn’t A Bitcoin Cash Event’ The free event, titled the Tokyo Free The Blockchain Conference, was held at the Ritz Carlton Monday evening. Speakers included various business professionals, both Japanese and international, along with startups and investors. Tweeting a photograph from the event, Ver commented on how “we” – Bitcoin

    A Stunt Too Far? Roger Ver Silent Amid Claims He ‘Lied’ About Conference

    | 2018/04/17 2:00 pm
  • In an official International Monetary Fund Blog post yesterday, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde showered positive sentiment on the cryptocurrency market, though also cautioned against both “crypto-condemnation” and “crypto-euphoria.” Instead, the French lawyer suggests taking a rational, clear-minded approach towards the regulation of digital assets. ‘A Significant Impact’ The cryptocurrency market is absolutely brimming with fraudulent projects, which will never actually see the light of day. But there are still players that will have an

    IMF’s Lagarde: Bitcoin ‘Could Have a Significant Impact on How We Save’

    | 2018/04/17 12:30 pm
  • International mobile roaming has always been an extremely costly business for the few telecom companies that could afford it. Solely relying on partnerships between operators, roaming has become a vicious circle, generating huge expenses for telecoms and, consequently, for their subscribers. Carriers are forced to secure mutual financial guarantees and to seek commitment payments amounting to millions of dollars each year, and resulting in high roaming fees for travelers. Surprisingly, the technology of mobile roaming

    BubbleTone Creates Ultrafast Blockchain to Decentralize Mobile Roaming

    | 2018/04/17 11:00 am
  • Peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform Localbitcoins is causing controversy on social media after users complained about surprise anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) measures. AML/KYC: First Advertisers, Now Everyone? A thread on the r/Bitcoin subreddit currently gaining significant exposure focuses on new obligations for Localbitcoins users wishing to advertise trades or who have “significant” trade volumes. While the platform has not released official material regarding updates to its regulatory compliance policy, it now appears that depending

    Localbitcoins Now Demands ID For ‘Significant’ Trade Volumes

    | 2018/04/17 10:00 am
  • After nearly a decade of being mocked and mimicked for their eccentricities, the outcome of all the millennials’ maxi is now on full display, and it’s pretty impressive. Discouraged by the lack of opportunity and disillusioned by the inaction of central governments and large corporations, millennials took the carnage of the 2008 financial crisis and developed an economy that is self-initiated and wholly inclusive. Commonly known as the sharing economy, this economic model involves millions

    The Sharing Economy Is Booming and Blockchain Wants In

    | 2018/04/17 6:00 am
  • Kraken, the US-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced their plans of ceasing all of their trading operations in Japan in the near future.  Release the Kraken . . . From Japan! The Kraken exchange, one of the larger cryptocurrency exchanges in existence, has just announced that they will be leaving the Japanese market for the time being. In a report published by Bloomberg, Kraken stated: Suspending services for Japan residents will allow us to better focus

    Kraken Exchange Decides to Close down Japanese Operations

    | 2018/04/17 4:00 am
  • In an effort to strengthen its ever-expanding role in the cryptocurrency space, Coinbase has acquired Cipher browser – a competitor to its in-house Ethereum wallet, app browser and secure messaging service. Toshi + Cipher On April 13, popular San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced its acquisition Cipher Browser, a free mobile Ethereum wallet, and web3 dapp browser. We're excited to welcome @CipherBrowser to Coinbase! https://t.co/CIqK0EtDbb — Coinbase (@coinbase) April 13, 2018 The move by Coinbase has

    Coinbase Continues to Expand, Acquires Cipher Browser

    | 2018/04/17 2:00 am
  • Education is the foundation on which society is built. As philosopher John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Learning doesn’t stop after school, but the adult education industry is a very scattered landscape. Due to its current state, guidance for professional and personal development is difficult to access and verify as legitimate. Professional and personal development is also becoming increasingly necessary. College graduates in 2016 had an average

    Tokens Are the Ticket for Easier Global Access to Education

    | 2018/04/17 12:30 am