• This time last year, Bitcoin and its brethren were only in the realm of tech geeks and crypto fanatics. What a difference a year can make. Today it is a household name which has attracted the attention of governments across the planet. A number of bankers and politicians have spoken out about Bitcoin, either extolling its virtues or demonizing it. The latest is former Republican Ron Paul. According to reports, the politician says he is

    Ron Paul on Bitcoin: ‘People Should Have the Right to Choose’

    | 2018/01/17 3:45 am
  • The joint venture aims to revolutionize the global shipping industry with blockchain technology at its heart. IBM, in partnership with Maersk, is launching their own blockchain based solution to the complex world of the global shipping trade, the joint company the two giants have formed is so far unnamed. The aim of the initiative is to simplify the complex process of transporting goods across the worlds myriad of disparate trade zones. The system, based on

    IBM Partners With Shipping Giant Maersk To Launch Blockchain Solution For Global Logistics

    | 2018/01/17 1:30 am
  • Tax authorities in Malaysia have indefinitely frozen Luno’s local account used in the country, BitX Malaysia, while they investigate possible tax concerns. London-based cryptocurrency exchange, Luno, has had its Malaysian account frozen pending an investigation by the country’s tax authority, the Inland Revenue Board (IRB). In a statement sent to The Edge Markets, the exchange said: As part of this, IRB has requested that we provide them with information on all our Malaysian customers: identification,

    Malaysian Taxman Gives Luno the Cold Shoulder

    | 2018/01/16 11:30 pm
  • LightChain is a double-layer technology that promises to solve blockchain’s performance issues. Indeed, LightChain hopes to lead blockchain technology into the “millisecond transaction era.” LightChain Is a Double-layer Technology Granted, Bitcoin’s slow transaction processing speed and high transaction fees are the most pressing issues afflicting the cryptocurrency ecosystem. By design, there is only 1MB of data available per Bitcoin block. That is, just 1 MB of transaction data is allotted every 10 minutes. 🙌 It's

    LightChain Ushers Blockchain into the Millisecond Transaction Era

    | 2018/01/16 9:30 pm
  • Two-Thirds of CHP already reserved with 30,000 + unique users and 4,000+ unique daily players already using the site. CoinPoker.com are launching their eagerly awaited ICO this Friday with only one-third of its allocation left for sale – two-thirds of CHP (chips) tokens already reserved for sale via the priority whitelist! CoinPoker is a cryptocurrency based online poker room using blockchain technology to provide a transparent, secure, and accessible platform and is going to offer their in-game cryptocurrency called

    All Aboard the New Era for Poker! CoinPoker’s ICO Launches on Friday

    | 2018/01/16 8:00 pm
  • The former deputy governor of France’s central bank is to lead a task force examining how to regulate cryptocurrency in the country. ‘We Want A Stable Economy’ As local media outlet Les Echos reports Monday, Jean-Pierre Landau will look into “directions for regulatory development” pertaining to cryptocurrency. The move was announced by Minister for the Economy Bruno Le Maire, who in a press conference Monday morning reiterated previous commitments to raising the topic of Bitcoin

    France: Bitcoin Skeptic To Lead Regulation ‘Development’ Task Force

    | 2018/01/16 7:00 pm
  • Capital One is firing a broadside at crypto as they confirm that they will not allow customers to purchase cryptocurrency with their credit cards. Banks and cryptocurrency are natural enemies as they occupy opposing positions on the financial spectrum. Banks represent centralized economic control, where the average person is bound by a bevy of rules and regulations. Virtual currency offers a decentralized, individualistic approach to a person’s economic decision-making. Which is why it is not

    What’s in Your Wallet? If You’re Using Capital One, Then Nothing at All

    | 2018/01/16 4:45 pm
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is launching an initiative to open a new exchange and issue its own virtual currency: the “MUFG coin.” By controlling the exchanges themselves, MUFG plan to suppress fluctuations in the price of MUFG coins in order that they can be used stably for settlement and remittance. The MUFG coin, due to their distribution being made available on a centralized exchange, can be directly overseen by the bank. In addition, the

    Japan’s Largest Financial Group To Launch Own Virtual Currency

    | 2018/01/16 2:30 pm
  • Blockchain, decentralized apps platform Qtum has inked a deal with Chinese internet royalty in the form of Qihoo 360, a Beijing-based company that is not well-known in the West but is the leader in network security in its home market. The partnership, established through a memorandum of understanding and which also involves BitMex Institute’s BTN Foundation, will see the Qtum Foundation, founded by Patrick Dai, working with the 360 Blockchain Research Center to develop blockchain

    Qtum Strikes Deal with Pioneering Chinese Network Security Firm

    | 2018/01/16 11:30 am
  • When crypto markets fall, most altcoins take a beating together, as has been the case during this morning’s Asian trading session. All in the top ten are showing red with some, such as Ripple, falling by as much as 15% in the past 24 hours. Only one altcoin is posting positive gains and that is NEO. A bigger selloff occurred last week when fearmongering media outlets misreported a total crypto ban in South Korea. What

    NEO Shines as Bears Bash Crypto Markets

    | 2018/01/16 10:15 am
  • Billionaire Bitcoin skeptic-turned-bull Mark Cuban has said his Dallas Mavericks basketball team will accept Bitcoin “next season.” Cuban Turns On To Bitcoin Acceptance In comments on Twitter following publication of team line-ups, Cuban, who as recently as June last year called Bitcoin a “bubble,” confirmed fans would be able to purchase tickets with Bitcoin later in 2018. Next season. — Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 16, 2018 The move is milestone for both US basketball and

    Mark Cuban: Buy Dallas Mavericks Tickets ‘Next Season’ With Bitcoin

    | 2018/01/16 7:30 am
  • News of a fresh crackdown on cryptocurrency trading in China has added to stress on Bitcoin and altcoin markets, seeing assets lose 30% in hours. $200 Billion Disappears In New Downturn Bitcoin dipped around 13.7% to challenge $12,000 Tuesday as both South Korea and China present regulatory changes which could limit access even further for regular users. Despite local Korean news outlets forecasting that a “shutdown” on the cryptocurrency exchange space was “not likely” Monday,

    Dark Side Of The Moon: Bitcoin Sets Lunar New Year Lows For 3rd Time

    | 2018/01/16 5:30 am
  • Where to store your cryptocurrency can be a dilemma, especially when articles like this appear. With more digital currency entering the marketplace, hackers and cyber criminals are upping their efforts to steal it. It what could be considered a virtual bank robbery, online wallet provider Blackwallet was hacked over the weekend. The incursion resulted in the loss of over $400,000 of Stellar Lumens from customers’ accounts. It was reported that the group hijacked the server

    Stellar Lumens Lifted in Blackwallet Hack

    | 2018/01/16 3:45 am
  • Dubai is already running pilot programs in a few government departments but hopes to implement 20 blockchain-based initiatives in this year. Dubai is making good on its nickname as the ‘City of the Future’. Its government had previously formed Smart Dubai, an agency created with the aim of making Dubai the most technologically advanced, and smartest city in the world. Part of that journey is to include blockchain-based services into a number of sectors. Both

    Dubai Plans to Launch 20 Blockchain-Based Services in 2018

    | 2018/01/16 1:15 am
  • One of the problems facing those new to the cryptocurrency markets is the level of complexity in using exchanges and making trades. Some degree of technical knowledge is required to open, navigate and trade on a crypto exchange account, get one thing wrong and your virtual currency disappears into the ether. Symmetry Fund aims to alleviate the digital distress by offering a balanced cryptocurrency and ICO investment fund. Crypto investment funds are the best way

    Cryptocurrency Trading Without the Complexities with Symmetry Fund

    | 2018/01/15 11:00 pm
  • UK newspaper The Guardian has published outright warnings not to invest in Bitcoin or gold, describing them as a “waste of human investment energy.” Bitcoin ‘Like Mr. Money Moustache’s Fingernail Clippings’ In an extensive post arguing that trust principles of fiat currency are superior to decentralized setups in many cryptocurrencies, the blogger known as ‘Mr. Money Moustache’ tells readers purchasing them is “collective insanity.” The post reads: People who think that there’s even a tiny

    UK’s Guardian: ‘Mr Money Moustache’ Calls Bitcoin, Gold ‘Waste Of Energy’

    | 2018/01/15 9:00 pm
  • If you were lucky enough to buy Bitcoin early on, the chances are that you are retired now. No other investment in the world has performed like BTC over the last few years and those that saw the revolution coming are now multi-millionaires. This success has led to an influx of investors trying to find the next big cryptocurrency so that they can make thousands of percent returns in only a few years. In this

    How To Find The Next Big Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/01/15 7:00 pm
  • The freelancer market has grown into a $1.5 trillion industry, as more and more people consider self-employed opportunities. Ethearnal is looking to bring blockchain technology into this rapidly growing field. Freelancing – Changing the Way the World Works Freelancing has completely blown up in recent years, as the internet makes it easier than ever for skilled workers to be matched with clients and employers. People in the fields of graphic design, computer programming, and many

    Disrupting the Freelance Industry with Ethearnal

    | 2018/01/15 5:00 pm
  • Taking matters into his own hands, a Russian businessman buys two electric power plants for the purposes of cryptocurrency mining. For those who are active participants in cryptocurrency mining, there are a number of issues to be concerned with. One such problem is how a country’s national government feels about cryptocurrency, such as either accepting it or banning it outright. Another major concern is having access to the power needed for mining crypto in the

    Russian Businessman Buys Power Plants for Cryptocurrency Mining

    | 2018/01/15 2:30 pm
  • Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp, believed to be widely used by cryptocurrency companies and investment firms, has reportedly ceased all international wire-based, cryptocurrency-related money transfers. Fortune broke the news that Metropolitan Bank is immediately “ceasing all international crypto-related wire transfers to and from” the bank itself, according to a source that is a customer of the bank. Supposedly, the reason for the shutdown was because the bank could not verify the compliance of international wire transfers

    Metropolitan Bank Halting Cryptocurrency-Related Transfers

    | 2018/01/15 12:00 pm
  • These are still very early days for crypto markets, and rising stars can fall just as quickly. Just ten days ago, one altcoin was looking to be the Next Big Thing, surging into the top ten and reaching the number six spot in the market capacity charts in a couple of days. Things can change quickly in crypto land, and a wave of social media FUD and PR blunders has brought Tron back down to

    Tron Struggles to Break Free From FUD

    | 2018/01/15 9:30 am
  • Bitcoin pundits are forecasting a fresh bull run as news from South Korea and the cryptocurrency’s price turn markets increasingly optimistic. Seoul To Regulate After ‘Sufficient Consultation’ After the South Korean justice minister caused “confusion and anger” last week by saying the government would ban cryptocurrency exchanges, local news media report, the latest statements from Seoul indicate a significant U-turn. “The proposed shutdown of exchanges that the justice minister recently mentioned is one of the

    South Korea Won’t Ban Bitcoin Trading as Price Chart Turns Bullish

    | 2018/01/15 7:00 am
  • Blockchains and cryptocurrencies are here to stay, and banks and governments are concerned. With the momentum that the budding markets have built in recent months, digital assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple have become household names. However, crypto regulation does not necessarily have to mean prevention if it can be approached in the right way. In recent weeks, news has emerged of steps concerning crypto regulation taking place across the world, most significantly in

    Why Crypto Regulation Should Not Mean Prohibition

    | 2018/01/15 4:30 am