• 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
  • The new Nvidia-beta driver package that allows for clock, memory, and voltage adjustments released this week, and I thought it would be interesting to see just how far we can push the EVGA GTX 1070’s Ethereum hashing now that we have full control over the hardware. If you read our first review of the GPU, you’ll know that the card stands on its own as a power-efficient piece of equipment, but just how far a

    GTX 1070 Optimized: 390X Ethereum Hashing on 140 Watts?

    | 2016/08/19 9:00 am
  • Bitcoin.org, a self-reported objective information site in the Bitcoin space, has warned that the Bitcoin Core wallet — the official wallet of Bitcoin — is ripe for an attack. Also Read: Node Counter On Blockstream, Bitcoin Core and Censorship “Bitcoin.org has reason to suspect that the binaries for the upcoming Bitcoin Core release [version 0.13.0] will likely be targeted by state sponsored attackers,” the website says in a post that does not elaborate which state may be

    Core Developer: Chinese Attack on Bitcoin Core Doubtful

    | 2016/08/19 5:00 am
  • In the National Lifestyle Villages in Busselton, Australia, a group of homes are experimenting with selling excess solar energy over the blockchain. Also read: Industry Report: Moscow Gets its First Bitcoin Exchange Experimenting with Solar Power The Australian-based start-up, Power Ledger, is conducting the experiment that will last for 8 weeks. With the help of another Australian-based start-up, Ledger Assets, the company will be running a trial on Peer-to-peer energy markets that will allow 10 homes to figure

    Australian Neighborhood Selling Solar Energy with Blockchain Tech

    | 2016/08/18 11:31 pm
  • Moscow opens its first digital currency exchange, California shelves its plans to regulate bitcoin, and the Bank of England looks to manage cryptocurrency. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Big Bounty May Help Bitfinex Get its Money Back MOSCOW After years of marking bitcoin as a magnet for criminal activity, Russia shocked the world last week when it announced it

    Industry Report: Moscow Gets its First Bitcoin Exchange

    | 2016/08/18 9:00 am
  • The price of bitcoin has fallen since our last piece, this time hovering around $573 at press time. Some feel this was to be expected: things haven’t taken much of a turn since the Bitfinex hack, and news regarding Russia’s latest stance on bitcoin has been slow to hit home. Also read: Is the Bitcoin Price in for a Massive Bull Run? Continued Uncertainty in Bitcoin Markets One source describes the lack of activity: “Overnight action

    Bears and Bulls Continue to Battle Over Bitcoin Price

    | 2016/08/18 5:00 am
  • Whether a coin has a maximum supply (like Bitcoin’s 21 million) or is infinitely inflationary (like Ethereum) has significant effects on that coin’s usage. For example, people tend to save that which is limited in supply, and that they tend to spend that which is inflationary in supply. So which side of the tracks does up-and-coming cryptocurrency Dash fall on? Also read: Dash’s ‘Core’ Team Fields User Questions in New Video Interview This video explains

    Does Dash Have a Coin Cap, or Is It Infinitely Inflationary?

    | 2016/08/18 1:43 am
  • Ransomware is now becoming standardized to create a lucrative business model, ransomware as a service for amateur hackers. Also read: OXBTC Releases New BTC/ETH Cloudhash Hosting Services Ransomware as a Service Developers of the crypto-ransomware tool, Cerber, have set up a RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) platform for amateur threat actors that could end up bringing in some big money by distributing their tool to a network of affiliates. The business technique could end up

    Ransomware as a Service is Bringing In Some Serious Money

    | 2016/08/18 12:43 am
  • One of the biggest problems facing Bitcoin is people’s lack of trust. Despite the security of the blockchain, many continue to believe that Bitcoin is unsafe, attracting criminals and breeding fraud. Also read: Bitcoin Price Sluggish, But Technical Indicators Still Bullish Gox and Bitfinex: Coincidence, or Signs of Conspiracy? The recent Bitfinex hack has done little to change this attitude. In fact, when one looks at the attack, it’s easy to notice similarities between these

    Coincidence or Conspiracy? A Comparison of Mt. Gox and Bitfinex

    | 2016/08/17 5:00 am
  • It’s been three years since the Winklevoss twins announced their intention to release a bitcoin ETF to investors. Since then, they’ve battled with regulators and watched as others created and released similar products.  Now, we’re again hearing that the Winklevoss ETF will “soon” be released. The question is: will the Winklevoss ETF really ever be cleared for launch? Also read: Winklevoss Twins Propose Fully Regulated BTC Exchange Winklevoss and Bitcoin In 2012, the Winklevoss twins

    Will the Winklevoss ETF Ever Happen?

    | 2016/08/16 4:00 pm
  • Following a heavy drop, the bitcoin price showed signs of recovery last week when it ascended to $590. Now, bitcoin has dropped again and is hovering around $580 at press time. Also read: Silk Road Auction Could Help Bitcoin Price Bounce Back Bitcoin Price Still Bullish? Bitcoin has likely found a comfortable place to reside for the time being. All that climbing and falling is sure to take a toll on one’s energy, and bitcoin is no

    Is the Bitcoin Price in for a Massive Bull Run?

    | 2016/08/16 2:12 pm
  • In a recent video, young startup Lawnmower explained their recent pivot from “spare change” investing of bitcoin to becoming a more comprehensive research and trading hub for multiple blockchain assets. The founders also introduce the Lawnmower Blockchain Index (LBI).  Also read: Bet on MMA with Bitcoin: UFC 202, McGregor vs Diaz  Lawnmower: From Spare Change to Big Time Blockchain Investment One year ago, Lawnmower introduced its new mobile application to the public, along with its unique

    Can a Company Called ‘Lawnmower’ Reinvent Blockchain Investment?

    | 2016/08/16 5:00 am
  • Since our last price piece, Bitcoin was finding itself creeping along a downwards trajectory, dipping down to $560. However, having stabilized, the price seems to have stalled out around the $570 mark at press time. Also read: Bet on MMA with Bitcoin: UFC 202, McGregor vs. Diaz Capital On the Move   Bitcoin capital is on the move, as the price of some top altcoins have been given a boost in the wake of Bitcoin’s

    Bitcoin Price Sluggish, But Technical Indicators Still Bullish

    | 2016/08/16 1:42 am
  • Bitcoin continues to be the easiest way to get funds to a sportsbook. In fact, a lot of sportsbooks offer deposit bonuses if you use bitcoin, since they also save money on fees and chargebacks. The much-anticipated rematch of McGregor vs. Diaz is this weekend at UFC 202. Let’s have a look at the odds and some of the other fights on this stacked card. Also read: Bet on the Olympics with Bitcoin: Rio 2016 Picks

    Bet on MMA with Bitcoin: UFC 202, McGregor vs. Diaz

    | 2016/08/15 6:00 pm
  • A Bitfinex bounty, Russia changes its stance on bitcoin, and a rough fate lies ahead for an alleged Silk Road forum operator. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency news? Take a look below. Also read: Industry Report: Bitfinex Forces Customers to Pay for Hack Losses BITFINEX Hong Kong exchange Bitfinex has announced a $3.5 million bounty reserved for anyone who can help in their investigation to uncover the $72 million stolen from

    Industry Report: Big Bounty May Help Bitfinex Get its Money Back

    | 2016/08/15 9:00 am
  • Don’t be alarmed by the current slump in the bitcoin price. In fact, there is still cause for optimism. The market is going through a reversal pattern to the $700 level, where a congestion area should reinforce quotes for another climb to $820, keeping us right on track to hit the projections advanced last week. Also read: Chinese Court Awards Damages Against OKCoin, Says It Operates Illegally Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bulls Still in Control Long-Term

    Technical Analysis: Weekend Bitcoin Price Slump Not Stopping Bulls

    | 2016/08/15 5:00 am
  • A Chinese civil court has awarded damages against the parent company of popular bitcoin exchange OKCoin, saying the business is improperly registered and facilitates criminal money-laundering. Also read: Network Engineer Tries to Thwart UK Bill That Plans to Expand Surveillance State It is the first major court ruling against a bitcoin exchange in China, which could have ramifications for other Bitcoin businesses in the country. The decision was actually published online in China on July 29,

    Chinese Court Awards Damages Against OKCoin, Says It Operates Illegally

    | 2016/08/13 11:01 pm
  • As the UK parliament is on the precipice of passing a new surveillance bill into law, one British engineer is trying to halt its progress through an anonymizing system that runs on top of the Tor anonymity network. Also read: Blockstream Welcomes New Members to Their Team, Hires On Christian Decker OnionDSL: The Tor-based ISP British lawmakers are on the verge of passing a new law that expands the government’s ability to snoop on its citizens, and

    Network Engineer Tries to Thwart UK Bill That Plans to Expand Surveillance State

    | 2016/08/13 9:53 pm
  • Prominent Bitcoin enthusiast and proposer of ‘duplex micropayment channels,’ Christian Decker, announced on Twitter today that he will be joining the Blockstream team to work on L2 protocols. Decker Joins Blockstream to Work on Lightning Network According to Blockstream’s official blog, Decker was hired on to bring his expertise and talent to the company’s current research on lightning networks. While pursuing this line of work he will be joined by Blockstream developer, Rusty Russell, who has

    Blockstream Welcomes New Members to Their Team, Hires On Christian Decker

    | 2016/08/13 6:06 pm
  • The bitcoin price is flat. Did you expect a major move after bitfinex came back online? Tired of over-trading, having your eyes bleed while staring at charts that don’t move? Take a break and bet the Olympics. Also read: UFC Fight Night 92 Picks Bitcoin Betting Picks for the Olympics Women’s Soccer The Women’s soccer quarterfinals are on Friday. The favorites to win USA had a hard time against Colombia and ended up with a

    Bet on the Olympics with Bitcoin: Rio 2016 Picks

    | 2016/08/11 10:05 pm
  • A new report, commissioned by the Dutch government, shows that online drug markets have grown since 2013 despite an uptick in major crackdowns since that time. Also read: Technical Analysis: Correction Over, Time For Bitcoin Price to Skyrocket Global Drug Dealers Raking in Millions on the Dark Net The report was requested by the Netherlands government to determine how drug markets have fared in the years after Silk Road’s demise. Unfortunately for authorities, the report seems to suggest

    New Research Shows Dark Net Markets Are Growing

    | 2016/08/11 9:32 pm
  • The bitcoin price is beginning a reversal pattern to the $700 level, where a congestion area should reinforce quotes for another climb to $820.  Also read: Coinbase AMA: ‘ETC Was Replay Attacked on Coinbase’ Bitcoin Price Analysis: Get Ready for the Bull Run Long-Term Analysis Now at the $580 support level, prices are starting to form an upward reversal pattern, which will allow pull back to $700, extended to Fibonacci’s technical objective at $820. The

    Technical Analysis: Correction Over, Time For Bitcoin Price to Skyrocket

    | 2016/08/11 6:09 pm