• The Lightning Network brought to Bitcoin with Segwit enables users to instantly exchange Bitcoin for Litecoin and vice versa. The first ever transaction between the two coins has now happened. Segwit (short for Segregated Witness) brought with it many new exciting features for Bitcoin when it was implemented in August this year, not least of them atomic swaps and the Lightning Network. The Lightning Network is an off chain network, that can, among other things,

    First Ever Cross Chain Atomic Swap Between Bitcoin and Litecoin a Success

    | 2017/11/17 2:30 pm
  • According to a new investor survey, the average Bitcoin user thinks the #1 cryptocurrency will near an astounding $200k per coin one day. Will BTC be able to make that steep, 30x climb? Financial resources provider LendEDU has just published the results of a new investor survey targeting Bitcoin users, and the respondents feel bullish on the current number #1 cryptocurrency, to say the least. 564 Americans participated in the poll, which was first commissioned

    Bitcoin to Hit $200k? BTC Users (Almost) Think So

    | 2017/11/16 1:30 pm
  • The acceptance of Bitcoin is set to skyrocket as the Square Cash app is now allowing a select few to buy and sell the digital currency. It’s been a long, hard road as Bitcoin and other digital currencies have sought mainstream acceptance. All that effort is slowly paying off as major financial institutions are getting involved in cryptocurrency, and another huge step has just been taken. News has started to spread that a small number

    Square Cash App Allows Buying and Selling of Bitcoin

    | 2017/11/15 2:57 am
  • Former hedge fund manager turned cryptocurrency investor Mike Novogratz just said he believes institutional investors are only weeks away from adopting Bitcoin and Ethereum en masse. Novogratz also said this Wall Street “migration” will cause crypto prices to surge.  Fortress Investment Group alumni Mike Novogratz once again offered his bullish opinions on the crypto space in new comments from the first day of New York’s Reuters Global 2018 Investment Outlook Summit. “The institutionalization of this space

    Macro Trader Mike Novogratz Says Wall Street Nearing Bitcoin Adoption

    | 2017/11/14 5:00 am
  • With the crypto craze seemingly only beginning, a few non-crypto companies have leveraged themselves to capitalize early. And it’s these companies’ stocks that are reaping the benefits of such first-mover status in the explosive crypto space. Early Birds Get the Worms: CME, Graphics Processors Companies Are Ones to Watch Graphics Processing firms like AMD and NVIDIA have had strong performances in the stock market so far in 2017 courtesy of an explosion of user interest

    Ahead of the Curve: Traditional Stocks Capitalizing on the Bitcoin Boom

    | 2017/11/12 8:30 pm
  • In a new development suggesting Parity’ recent flaw that locked up over 900,000 ether was more nefarious than previously thought, affected token startup Cappasity thinks they have proof the “bug” was actually a hack. Cappasity Thinks Foul Play’s Been Discovered The Ethereum community was rocked on Tuesday, November 7, after GitHub user devops199 deleted the library responsible for supporting approximately $300 million dollars’ worth of ether in Ethereum wallet provider Parity’s multi-signature wallets. The space

    Ethereum Funds Frozen, Token Startup Cappasity Says Bug Was ‘Hack’

    | 2017/11/11 5:30 pm
  • LAToken’s research team, formed by Deutsche Bank and McKinsey alumni, prepared the first LAT Crypto Research, outlining that total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies can reach $5 trillion by 2025, with asset-backed tokens driving the growth. To read the full report, follow the link, and we’ll share the highlights with you in this post. Total Market Cap to Reach $5 tn by 2025 Cryptocurrencies market capitalization has surged by 830% from last August, reaching $165 billion. The adoption rate of cryptocurrencies may be as high

    LAT Research: The Exponential Growth of Crypto Markets to $5 trillion

    | 2017/09/12 6:30 am
  • A solution to many of the worldwide concerns about the media comes to market in Snip, a decentralized news feed platform that is completely censorship resist and permissionless. Problems with current media outlets For decades, you could probably count on one hand the number of media sources where you get your news from. The biggest corporations in the space had complete control of the content that is in newspapers, TV, radio. But with the rise

    Snip platform looks to rewrite how the public receives their news

    | 2017/09/05 12:19 pm
  • Contemporary​ ​social​ ​media​ ​platforms​ ​have​ ​increasingly​ ​become​ ​corrupted,​ ​evident​ ​by​ ​the​ ​recent fake​ ​news​ ​problem,​ ​leading​ ​our​ ​culture​ ​to​ ​biases,​ ​prejudices​ ​and​ ​a​ ​serious​ ​neglect​ ​of​ ​truth.​ ​For​ ​an innovative​ ​solution,​ ​OneName​ ​Global​ ​is​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​blockchain-based​ ​social​ ​dashboard​ ​with multiple​ ​cryptocurrency​ ​rewards​ ​incentivizing​ ​truth. [Note: This is a sponsored story] On the surface, onG.Social is simply a social platform that helps influencers and social media users optimize their daily routine by making it possible to publish to all

    Power​ ​to​ ​The​ ​People:​ ​onG.Social​ ​offers​ ​a​ ​Blockchain-Based​ ​Solution to​ ​Facebook’s​ ​Fake​ ​News​ ​Problem

    | 2017/09/04 6:00 am
  • According to Cisco, about 50 billion devices are due to come online by 2020. With the Internet of Things getting closer the world will never be the same again. The underlying concept for IoT is basically connecting any device to the Internet and/or to each other — everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices to almost anything you can think of. [Disclaimer: This is a sponsored article] And it’s been going on for

    REVAIN and Internet of things: how soon?

    | 2017/09/02 5:00 am
  • Viberate is planning to revolutionize the live music industry with its unique platform that utilizes blockchain technology. [Disclaimer: This is a sponsored article] The Viberate Platform Viberate is an exciting project that aims to change the live music industry, by using blockchain technology. The Viberate platform allows users to access a database which displays musicians, event dates, social media statistics, club locations and more. According to the CEO Viberate, the platform has received  overwhelming support

    This startup is going to disrupt the music industry with blockchain technology

    | 2017/09/01 10:56 am
  • One of the biggest asset managers in the United States and major investor in the gold market, VanEck, is now entering the Bitcoin. From Gold To Bitcoin VanEck is one of the biggest investment and asset management firms in the United States. The investment giant is currently managing an estimated amount of $38 billion in assets. The firm which was founded in 1955, has offices in the United States, Germany, and Australia, which in recent years

    This Major Gold Investor is Entering the Bitcoin Market

    | 2017/08/28 1:00 pm
  • As Bitcoin continues to break new price records, people in cities around the globe are turning to the internet to find out more. Bitcoin Trending Worldwide As Bitcoin continues to rally, this time nearing the $2,300 mark, its worldwide popularity has become undeniable. With over $36 Billion in market capitalization Bitcoin is slowly walking towards mainstream adoption, a long and arduous journey that began more than eight years ago. Not only are millions of dollars pouring into

    These 10 Global Cities are Catching Bitcoin Fever

    | 2017/05/24 6:30 am
  • Bitcoin has attracted a great deal of interest over the last couple of years, and mainstream investing has skyrocketed with the ever-growing Bitcoin price. Now, a new market sector is starting to emerge as American corporations are stocking up on digital currency to combat cybercrime. Corporations Fuel Bitcoin Demand as Ransomware Spreads Hackers with an eye towards gaining valuable Bitcoins are hitting corporations more and more with dreaded ransomware, and this problem seems to be

    Bitcoin Demand Rises as U.S. Corporations are Stocking Up

    | 2017/02/26 9:00 am
  • In July of 2015, the world was introduced to Ethereum, and the altcoin market hasn’t been the same since. So what’s has the world’s second most popular cryptocurrency been up to lately?  Ethereum’s Quick Rise to Fame There was a time, let’s call that time, “2015,” when the Bitcoin ecosystem wondered aloud “When is there going to be an altcoin worth a damn?” Funny that we asked that because, in July of 2013, and officially launched in

    Make Ethereum Great Again: How ETH Could Go Mainstream in 2017

    | 2017/02/15 9:00 am
  • As Bitcoin nears parity with gold, Google trends indicators are showing that this may only be the start of another major run-up in value on the way to higher highs. Bitcoin Uptick in Global Trends Bitcoin performed amazingly well throughout 2016, increasing over 120% in value, reaching its all-time high market cap, breaking the $,1000 mark on the first day of 2017. Although the $1000 surge was expected by many, the continuous rise of Bitcoin continues to

    A New Bitcoin Bull-Run is Here, Google Trends Show

    | 2017/01/05 5:00 am
  • As Bitcoin continues breaking new highs, the future (and moon) are on everyone’s minds – let it not be punctuated by bad actors’ exploitation. Don’t Take Chances With Your Security! Previous price surges have all too often ended in rapid decline as hackers or others take advantage of weak points in security somewhere in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Not just the infamous Mt.Gox, but much more recent events such as this year’s Bitfinex hack – these all

    Here Comes Moon! Be Wary of Exchange Hacks, Protect Your Keys

    | 2016/12/23 6:00 am
  • Developers and commentators have hit back at Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire after he announced his startup is permanently divorcing itself from Bitcoin. CEO Allaire: Bitcoin ‘Essentially Gridlock’ Allaire’s payments provider, once the darling of Blockchain investors, will instead focus on using the Blockchain for fiat money transfers. “The story is one of essentially gridlock amongst core developers, while mainstream companies are using this technology,” he told the Wall Street Journal Wednesday. “We’ve been deeply frustrated with that

    Goldman Sachs Spent $50M and All It Got Was This Lousy (Fiat) Startup

    | 2016/12/08 7:00 am
  • Bitcoin wallet and security solutions provider Airbitz recently announced a partnership with WINGS to integrate Airbitz’s Edge Security login to decentralize private key security and help make DAOs accessible to a wider development community. Also read: Gamerholic Launches Steemit-Like Social Media Platform for Gamers Airbitz and WINGS Partner to Secure the New DAO Through the partnership, WINGS will implement sound processes for private key management, in turn making DAO participant actions more frictionless and overall increasingly secure. Airbitz’s blockchain-inspired, zero-knowledge

    AirBitz and WINGS Partnership Secures Future of DAOs

    | 2016/11/02 2:33 pm
  • Popular Bitcoin and altcoin exchange Poloniex has submitted a request for no action relief to the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) around potential allegations that required timing of the “actual delivery” of cryptocurrency, regulated by a 28 day period in the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), has been violated. Also read: ‘GAME Changer’ Announced at Coinsbank Blockchain Summit in Turkey The digital nature of cryptocurrency, however, does not mend well to the wording of existing

    Poloniex Seeks Regulatory Clarity From CFTC Following Allegations

    | 2016/10/19 7:44 am
  • Some tricky new malware is infecting Mac users by imitating legitimate software. The “Advanced Mac Cleaner,” professes to be an anti-malware tool in order to sneak onto Mac computers. Also read: Mycelium May Roll out P2P Tumbling Soon New Malware Targeting Mac Users Bitcoinists who use Macs ought to be especially concerned, as the malware specifically targets Mac users by mimicking an anti-malware tool designed for Macs. Malware can be used to steal private keys

    New Malware Sneaking Onto Mac Computers, Bitcoinists Be Warned

    | 2016/08/20 3:42 pm
  • New data coming from eMarketer’s latest worldwide retail forecast shows that this year, China will manage to surpass the US and become the world’s largest retail market, with sales of over $4.886 trillion, compared to the average sum of $4.823 trillion in the US. Also read: Chinese Attack on Bitcoin Core Doubtful Due to Asia’s growing number of online shoppers, reports indicate that this year alone, the entire continent will spend a record $1 trillion,

    China to Become World’s Largest Retail Market Thanks to Ecommerce

    | 2016/08/20 11:49 am
  • If you even casually follow security news, you’re aware that the key governing Microsoft Secure Boot has been found, exploited, and Secure Boot as a “feature” has been rendered meaningless. I’m here to tell you that this is a good thing. Also read: GTX 1070 Ethereum Mining Review Most coverage of the subject has been written in that panicky, alarmist prose that makes for exciting news, but the problem is that the invalidation of Secure

    Why The Windows Secure Boot Hack Is a Good Thing

    | 2016/08/19 3:00 pm