• Google searches for ‘Bitcoin’ have dropped by 75% this year in direct correlation with the price, though people are still searching for the world’s top cryptocurrency than ‘Beyonce’ and ‘blockchain.’  ‘Bitcoin’ Google Searches Correlate With Price According to Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, the drop in searches is a bad sign for prices. “We use Google Trends to track search queries for ‘Bitcoin’ as a proxy for potential new buyers,” Colas said in an

    Bitcoin Down in Google Searches But Still Bigger Than Beyonce

    | 2018/06/06 3:00 pm
  • A Reddit user with the username Cryptogreetings put up a puzzle on the platform offering one BTC to anyone who can solve it. Redditors have thronged the thread trying to crack the code and win the prize. The post is currently one of the trending topics on the Bitcoin subreddit. Details of the Puzzle The puzzle is an image with words, numbers, the Bitcoin logo, and other symbols. Within the image are possible clues. Most

    Crack This Puzzle and Win One Bitcoin

    | 2018/05/21 11:00 am
  • CoinCheck has plans to remove 3 privacy coins – Monero, Dash, and Zcash – from their platform along with an ERC-20 token which elicits gambling on a non-regulated platform. Cryptocurrency Privacy: Is It Under Attack? Coincheck has just announced that they will be ceasing the trading of 4 cryptocurrencies on their platform. These currencies being Monero, Dash, ZCash, and Augur, listed in order of market capitalization. Coincheck plans for the delisting of these projects to

    Monex Owned Coincheck Confirms Delisting of Privacy Coins

    | 2018/05/20 10:00 pm
  • The New-York based Gemini cryptocurrency exchange just announced the addition of 3 new cryptocurrencies to their trading lineup. The most surprising addition being ZCash, which was not expected by anybody in the community. ZCash: Privacy Focused, But On a Regulated Exchange The week of the Consensus conference has always been a week of news, innovation, and announcements from major players in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. It seems that this year’s Consensus is no different

    Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Exchange Unexpectedly Adds ZCash

    | 2018/05/15 4:00 am
  • Bitcoinist spoke with co-founder of ICO Alert, Mike Finch, who shared his insight into the recent ban on Initial Coin Offering (ICO) advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Google social media platforms, how ICOs have been responding, and how it levels the playing field for quality ICOs to receive market attention.  Bitcoinist: How have ICOs been responding to the ban on popular social media platforms? Mike Finch: There are two ways to look at this, for both

    ‘We’re On Pace to List Over 5,000 ICOs This Year,’ Says ICO Alert Cofounder (Interview)

    | 2018/05/06 2:00 am
  • To title this week dramatic in the cryptocurrency space would be an understatement. BTC has seen a price surge with renewed interest from big names like Goldman Sachs while altcoins have major events on the horizon. This is a very exciting period for altcoins like BTC, ZCL, ENJ, and DGB. What a Week It Has Been, What a Week It Will Be  The cryptocurrency markets have finally broken out of a multi-month bear slump in brute

    3 Altcoins to Outperform Bitcoin For The Week of May 5

    | 2018/05/05 5:00 pm
  • The market has finally turned bullish and there seem to be many diamonds in the rough left for finding. There are many major conferences coming up which is a very positive sign heading into summer. This week has a few specific cryptocurrencies which can yield significant returns in the near future. These cryptocurrencies include ZCL, ARY, and HIRE. State of the Market  The price of BTC is still down over 50 percent since the highs

    3 Cryptocurrencies Likely to Beat Bitcoin for the Week of April 23

    | 2018/04/21 2:00 pm
  • Monex Group’s recent announcement of an acquisition of Coincheck has been approved by both parties. What is the future of the cryptocurrency exchange? A week ago, Monex Group, a Japanese-based financial services firm, announced that they were planning on acquiring the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Coincheck. This deal, which was all the talk over the past few days, was recently confirmed by both parties. A Tough Start to 2018 Earlier this year, Coincheck suffered a hack

    Coincheck Confirms Takeover By Monex Group

    | 2018/04/05 3:00 am
  • The cryptocurrency markets are eagerly demonstrating how truly volatile they are. However, their volatility provides unique opportunities to find undervalued coins with major events in the next two weeks. The 5 Altcoins To Beat BTC Returns this Week are SNOV, ZER, MTH, ETH & MTL. Altcoins to Focus On This Week: SNOV, ZER, ETH, MTH, and MTL This week’s altcoins worth shifting immediate focus to all have very exciting upcoming events. The market correction the

    5 Altcoins Likely to Outperform Bitcoin for the Week of March 17, 2018

    | 2018/03/17 11:00 am
  • The number of websites sneaking in malware to mine cryptocurrencies such as Monero has grown by over 700% in recent months. Have you been affected? Exponential Increase in Web Miners This unprecedented rise seen recently in the cryptocurrency market has not come with its fair share of problems and controversy. It makes sense that in an emerging market that people will try to take advantage of newly emerging markets to turn a profit. Whether this

    New Report Finds Staggering 725% Increase in Malicious Mining Software

    | 2018/03/10 6:00 pm
  • Mainstream cryptocurrency adoption is one of the biggest problems which this sector faces today. Coinbase’s newly announced cryptocurrency index attempts to tackle this issue. Although awareness of cryptocurrency has skyrocketed over the last year, there has yet to be real moves toward widespread adoption. So far, many traditional investors have been quite adamant in not joining the cryptocurrency and blockchain space as an investor. This hesitation may be due to the risk and volatility of

    Coinbase Launches Index Fund: A Gateway for More Investors

    | 2018/03/08 5:00 am
  • SegWit (segregated witness) Bitcoin transactions are at an all-time high, and Bitcoin transaction fees are the lowest they have been in months. What factors contributed to this sudden change? For new users of Bitcoin, SegWit may seem like a meaningless buzzword that does not hold any value. But, for those aware of what it is, it means so much more. SegWit is a relatively new improvement to the current Bitcoin network that hopes to solve

    The Arrival of SegWit: Bitcoin’s Saving Grace?

    | 2018/03/07 4:30 pm
  • Several companies are paying their employees’ salaries in Bitcoin. Now that Bitcoin has been accepted as a mainstream financial asset, this trend is likely to gain greater momentum. In parallel, many platforms are offering opportunities to freelancers seeking to get paid in Bitcoin. And, soon, Blocklancer will allow job seekers to earn Ethereum coins. Companies Paying Salaries in Bitcoin Many believe that offering salaries in Bitcoin will make it easier for companies to retain and

    Paying Salaries in Bitcoin is Becoming Trendy

    | 2017/12/12 10:30 pm
  • Bitcoin reached the second most popular article on Wikipedia Friday and third Saturday, data reveals in a mark of just how ‘mainstream’ the cryptocurrency is becoming. Futures Launch Gets World Swatting Up On Bitcoin According to Wikimedia Foundation Labs, which lists the most popular page rankings on a daily basis for the nonprofit encylopedia, ‘Bitcoin’ beat topics such as Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to rise to the top three two days running. The interest coincided

    Bitcoin Becomes 2nd Most Popular Wikipedia Page

    | 2017/12/11 9:30 am
  • The new decentralized game CryptoKitties launched last week, with the purpose of the game to collect, bred, and trade electronic cats. Due to the game’s unbelievable popularity, the Ethereum network has been seeing record rates of transaction backlog. Cat-Based Trading Game CryptoKitties launched at the end of last month as one of the first games based on a decentralized blockchain. A kooky combination of Pokemon meets Beanie Babies on the blockchain, the goal of the

    CryptoKitties Creates Massive Backlog on the Ethereum Network

    | 2017/12/05 9:00 pm
  • The world’s top-performing currency for 3 years in a row, Bitcoin price has surpassed $10,000 USD mark, but where to from here? The 28th of November saw both crypto enthusiasts and cynics holding their breath in anticipation of Bitcoin reaching that magical five-figure status. They were not disappointed. Bitcoin, arguably the most popular cryptocurrency, gave all of its naysayers something to think about yesterday.  Its astronomical growth does not seem to be slowing down either. Coinmarketcap

    Could Bitcoin Price Reach Even Greater Heights Still in 2017?

    | 2017/11/29 4:30 am
  • After the CEO of JP Morgan Chase harshly criticized the famous cryptocurrency, reports have emerged that the finance corporation is planning to allow its clients to trade Bitcoin futures.  Bitcoin Not a Fraud After All, Eh Jamie? A few weeks ago, the CEO of financial services giant JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, criticized the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin by calling it a ‘fraud’ and ‘tulip bulbs’. Dimon also claimed that Bitcoin attracts criminals like drug dealers and money

    Isn’t it Ironic? JPMorgan May Offer Clients Access to Bitcoin Futures After All

    | 2017/11/22 9:45 am
  • Serial investor Mike Novogratz is this week’s championer of Bitcoin, predicting $10,000 by December 31 as prices hit new all-time highs today. Novogratz: ‘Amazing Technology’ of Bitcoin Puts It Ahead of Gold Speaking on Bloomberg TV, Novogratz, who has been bullish on Bitcoin throughout the year, said Bitcoin would yet hit the magic number before the new year, and also predicted $500 per coin for Ether (ETH) within the same period. “…Gold has value solely

    Bitcoin To $10,000 In 6 Weeks? Easy, Novogratz Tells Bloomberg

    | 2017/11/21 2:00 pm
  • 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