• Dietz backs PolySwarm’s mission to disrupt the $8.5 billion cyber threat intelligence industry. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — March 1, 2018 — Decentralized IT security marketplace PolySwarm (www.polyswarm.io) today announced a $500,000 investment from Swarm Syndicates, led by Joel Dietz. He personally invested in PolySwarm’s ongoing Nectar (NCT) token sale. PolySwarm has raised $22 million to date, with additional backers including Science Blockchain and BlockTower Capital. “PolySwarm has all of the hallmarks of a good investment,

    Swarm Syndicates – Joel Dietz Invests $500,000 in PolySwarm Token Sale

    | 2018/03/01 10:45 am
  • South Korean cryptocurrency holders have described a potential exchange ban as “not a big problem” as Seoul launches an investigation into insider trading. Exchange Ban Has ‘Capital Outflow’ Risks Speaking to mainstream western media about the current turbulent regulatory climate in the country, one holder said opening an account on a foreign exchange or using connections abroad as proxies were both feasible options should the government enact a ban. The anonymous party told CNBC: In

    South Korea Govt Embroiled in Insider Trading Scandal As Traders Refute Exchange Ban

    | 2018/01/18 12:30 pm
  • With countries across Asia making moves to regulate and clamp down, few remain as beacons of freedom when it comes to cryptocurrencies. India, Russia, China, South Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia have all issued restrictions on exchanges, but one unlikely country in Asia remains open: Thailand. Thailand is a surprise as it is in the grips of a military dictatorship that does not look like it wants to return the country to democracy at any time

    Thai Authorities to Educate on Cryptocurrencies

    | 2017/12/29 7:00 am
  • Largest US cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Coinbase has confirmed it “plans” to support SegWit transactions in 2018. SegWit Follows Security, Performance As Top Priority In a blog post on Friday, the company’s vice president Dan Romero confirmed the timeframe, despite noting that SegWit, as a “new feature,” was only Coinbase’s third priority. In the post, published on Medium, Romeo wrote: In terms of our engineering priorities, securely storing customer funds remains our top priority. […] Our next

    Coinbase Announces 2018 SegWit Support As Third ‘Engineering Priority’

    | 2017/12/16 1:30 pm
  • Zebpay, the leading bitcoin exchange in India, has had a rough time keeping up with customer transfers, with many complaining that their transactions are taking too long to confirm as well as attracting high fees. But the company has announced some good news, saying that it has implemented some solution-based measures to keep its users happy. The Problem Zebpay was previously charging 100 bits for transactions, but to offer a long-lasting solution and guarantee faster

    How Zebpay Managed to Lower Bitcoin Transaction Fees and Speed Up Confirmation Times

    | 2017/12/08 1:45 am
  • Bitcoin holders will meet at least three new hard forks in December as the success of Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold spawns a host of trailblazers. Bitcoin’s (Minimum) 3-Fork December Two more forks are slated to occur but do not yet have a block at which they will split from the Bitcoin core chain, while another, Bitcoin Diamond, has already done so and has futures trading around $50. A summary of the forthcoming network snapshots, which

    Fork Me Once… Super Bitcoin and Bitcoin Platinum Among 5 New Hard Forks

    | 2017/12/01 8:00 pm
  • Bloomberg mogul Michael R. Bloomberg could rue the day he called Bitcoin ‘Bitchain’ as Andreas Antonopoulos says he could “do better”. Bloomberg: Bitcoin And Bitchain Are Confusing In a joint interview with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein on Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg made the apparently inadvertent slip-up while discussing the differences between Bitcoin and Blockchain. “I think also people confuse Bitcoin with Bitchain,” he told the channel before Blankfein corrected him, going on to explain how

    Bloomberg: Our System is Already a BitChain…err Blockchain

    | 2017/12/01 10:30 am
  • Bitcoin prices have charged past $10,000, delivering a new blow to the US dollar, now worth less than 0.0001 BTC for the first time. $10k Bitcoin Weathers Press Bubble Barrage Data uploaded Wednesday showed the unprecedented exchange rate come into being as Bitcoin continued towards $11,000. Within hours of passing the magic $10k, the virtual currency hit a current all-time high of $10,696 before correcting downwards, according to Bitstamp. As of press time, prices are

    US Dollar Crashes Against Bitcoin to Record Low

    | 2017/11/29 6:30 am
  • Bitcoin trading spikes in Zimbabwe are just the start of a multi-pronged surge seeing Saudi Arabia and other new areas jump on board. Saudis Fleeing The Wealth Crackdown? That’s according to statistics from Coin Dance, which tracks weekly trade volumes from p2p exchange platform Localbitcoins. As Zimbabwe experiences extreme volatility in the price of Bitcoin, which topped $13,500 this week amid military intervention, uncertainty is also pushing activity up across the world. The price of

    Bitcoin Hits $13.5k In Zimbabwe As New Markets Post Record Trading

    | 2017/11/16 7:30 am
  • All 77 premium games from PlayNGO are now available for play at BitStarz Casino! [Note: This is a press release.] Friday, Nov 10, 2017 – Now you can find all the PlayNGO games at BitStarz! PlayNGO are famous for launching some really high-quality games, and now you can find all of their games at BitStarz Casino. They now mark the 18th provider in the casino, and will boost the total range with 77 extra titles!

    BitStarz Just Launched the Games of Popular Provider PlayNGO

    | 2017/11/13 2:00 pm
  • Apple is internally expanding tests of its new Apple Pay Cash feature, thus further intensifying the battle for the supremacy of the mobile payment ecosystem. Moreover, Bitcoin’s advances and Apple’s latest efforts further underscore the obsolescence of the banking industry. Bitcoin, Apple, and Peer-to-Peer Payment Solutions Apple is enhancing its Apple Pay application by adding the Apple Pay Cash feature to facilitate person-to-person money exchanges. According to Apple’s website: You can make secure purchases in

    In Apple’s Battle for Supremacy in the Payment Ecosystem, Bitcoin Will Win

    | 2017/10/16 1:15 am
  • Bitcoin price soared past the $5,000 mark today, reaching a current all time high of $5,188 on the GDAX exchange.  Bitcoin’s price rocketed through the psychological $5,000 barrier, reaching an all time high, at the time of writing of $5,188. Relative strength technical indicators do show that the currency has been overbought now for three days, however, the price shows no sign of stopping. With recent speculation by investors of $10,000 bitcoin in six to

    Bitcoin Price Rockets Past $5000 to New All-Time High

    | 2017/10/12 6:40 am
  • Hong Kong based Bitcoin Entrepreneur James Bang announces CashCow ICO designed to increase Indonesian cattle farmers’ profits from the sale of their cows from 20% to 33%. The South China Morning Post reported on Bitcoin entrepreneur and investor James Bangs’ desire to revolutionize the cattle financing model, specifically in Indonesia where the large population of farmers is unable to buy their cattle assets outright. Businessman turns to cryptocurrency to help Indonesian farmers https://t.co/eqS0kaNl7T pic.twitter.com/KP7kr6sgwQ —

    CashCow ICO Looks To Boost Indonesian Cattle Farmers’ Profits

    | 2017/08/07 4:00 pm
  • John McAfee, Chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investments and Co-Founder of McAfeeXL, has been confirmed as a featured speaker at the Shape the Future: Blockchain Global Summit.  The event, which will be held on September 10, 2017, in Beijing, China, will focus on the current state of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology as well as how each one will impact the future. According to the Summit’s web site, McAfee is scheduled to begin his presentation

    John McAfee to Join Shape the Future: Blockchain Global Summit in Beijing

    | 2017/08/07 2:30 pm
  • A man who can only be identified by his anonymous digital wallet address has renewed concerns that many regulators have over a new breed of cryptocurrency millionaires. How do they tax, and monitor illegal activities, of masked cryptocurrency users? An Instagram post that sparked these concerns again read: I get many private messages asking how much ether I have. […] One of the cool things about Ethereum is that all wallets around the world are transparent

    Mystery Ethereum Millionaire Has Regulators Fuming Over Cryptocurrency Anonymity

    | 2017/07/16 1:00 pm
  • As Bitcoin apps such as Abra increasingly bridge the fiat gap by providing more options to buy and sell Bitcoin, could physical BTMs become obsolete? Abra Adds Bitcoin as Official Currency Yesterday, Abra, a Bitcoin-based remittance app that allows users to cash out national currencies via pre-selected Tellers, announced the addition of Bitcoin as a usable currency. Although Abra has always been powered by Bitcoin, the new addition will allow users to buy, store, transfer and spend Bitcoin directly as

    Does Abra Pose a Threat to the Bitcoin ATM Industry?

    | 2017/03/10 8:30 am
  • Bitcoin entrepreneur and Chinese government advisor Wo Weidong is urging China to develop “an appropriate” Bitcoin and Blockchain regulatory strategy to promote innovation. China Needs ‘An Appropriate Regulatory Strategy’ Wo Weidong, member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Chairman of the board of the Huiyin Group, has called out for “an appropriate” Bitcoin and blockchain regulatory strategy, according to online news service cnLedger.  “For innovations like Bitcoin and blockchain, other major countries in the world are

    ‘China Had the Power’: Gov’t Advisor Urges Not to Abandon Bitcoin

    | 2017/03/09 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Leon Liu, the CEO of BitKan, a Chinese P2P Bitcoin trading service, to get a better idea on the current situation following the recent regulatory clampdown on Bitcoin exchange withdrawals in the country. Bitcoinist: What kind of trading services does BitKan provide? Leon Liu (LL): BitKan provides P2P bitcoin trading services with broker match-making to save time for our users. During a trade, BitKan acts as an escrow service, guaranteeing funds delivery for

    BitKan: Our Volume Grew ‘Twelve Times’ Since PBoC Halted Withdrawals

    | 2017/03/07 12:00 pm
  • Here’s a novel way you can use your Twitter account to earn Bitcoin from your new followers as well as other social interactions. A New Twitter Hustle for Bitcoin Here is a hustle to earn Bitcoin from your Twitter account. Credit where credit is due, the idea of charging a fee to Follow Back on Twitter came from here: I played around with this concept during my morning swim. Charge people a fee to Follow Back on Twitter. But even better,

    How You Can Earn Bitcoin From Your Twitter Followers

    | 2017/03/02 8:00 am
  • Win rewards while having a blast: Crypto Gravity from ionomy Studios. [Note: This is a press release] Crypto Gravity is Here SWANSEA ­ March 3, 2017 – ionomy Studios has launched Crypto Gravity, the first major title of their new mobile gaming franchise. Crypto Gravity, the foundation stone of the ionomy.com business model, is free to play and available on iOS and Android. Lead character Grav must navigate the dangers of a futuristic dystopian galaxy,

    Crypto Gravity Game Launched By ionomy Studios

    | 2017/03/02 5:59 am
  • Swiss-based serviced apartment company VisionApartments has announced Bitcoin payment support for all its apartment locations around the globe. Paying Apartment Rent with Bitcoin Living on Bitcoin is becoming easier and easier every day! Yesterday, Swiss serviced apartment company, VisionApartments announced a partnership with a national Bitcoin-based startup, Bitcoin Suisse. The move will bring about the integration of Bitcoin payments for all its services, meaning that users can now pay rent in BTC. In the official announcement, Anja

    Move Over AirBnB: Swiss Apartment Rental Service Now Accepts Bitcoin

    | 2017/03/01 7:30 am
  • If something works, why change it? PayPal’s Harper Reed has dismissed “boring” Blockchain technology, choosing to stick to the traditional databases. ‘Why Don’t We Just Use a Database?’ In the midst of the “chainwashing” trend, some companies seem to be taking the high road and staying clear of Bitcoin’s underlying Blockchain technology. This is the case with PayPal which, despite its ambitions to become the dominant global online payments platform, has distanced itself from this prospect. When asked about the

    PayPal on Blockchain: ‘Why Don’t We Just Use a Database?’

    | 2017/02/28 9:00 am
  • China’s love affair with P2P trading platform LocalBitcoins shows no sign of flagging after yet another consecutive record week with traders exchanged over 50 million yuan. LocalBitcoins: 700k Reals, 50 Million Yuan Data from Coin Dance shows the seven days ending Saturday, February 25 was the busiest period ever for Localbitcoins in both China and Brazil. In the week prior, China registered around 36 million yuan in transactions, which itself easily beat any previous weekly period multiple

    Another Week, Another Record: LocalBitcoins Explodes in China, Brazil

    | 2017/02/27 3:00 am