• Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of digital currency-focused investment firm BKCM LLC, believes Ethereum might be a better investment than Bitcoin — and he provided CNBC’s “Fast Money” with three reasons why.  Ethereum Futures Firstly, Kelly believes Ethereum futures may just be around the bend, now that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has officially decided that ether is and was not a security — thus removing the largest obstacle from the second-ranked cryptocurrency by

    3 Reasons Why Ethereum Is A Better Investment Than Bitcoin, According to Brian Kelly

    | 2018/06/16 10:00 am
  • Authorities in Italy have seized bitcoins from the company wallets of controversial exchange BitGrail as part of standard pre-bankruptcy proceedings. BitGrail was hacked in February 2018, with $170 million dollars’ worth of Nano stolen — which subsequently lead to a major price crash for the coin. BitGrail’s blog was updated today, June 15, 2018, with the following announcement: On June 5, 2018, pursuant to the Tribunal of Florence orders, the Bitcoins contained in the company’s

    Bitcoins Seized From Bankrupt BitGrail by Italian Authorities

    | 2018/06/15 9:00 pm
  • InstaReM, a Singapore-headquartered Fintech company offering digital cross-border money transfers to individuals and businesses, has officially partnered with BeeTech, a São Paulo-based payment service provider for South America. The partnership will utilize Ripple’s blockchain network and represents one of the first times non-bank RippleNet members in Asia and in South America will afford their customers the ability to utilize Ripple-powered payments across multiple markets.  Connecting Asia-Pacific and South America InstaReM currently offers payment services to more

    RippleNet Connects Asia-Pacific and South America, Santander Demos One Pay FX Mobile App

    | 2018/06/02 2:00 pm
  • Block.one has officially released EOSIO 1.0. Additionally, the publisher has partnered with SVK Crypto to launch a $50 million fund aimed at assisting projects being developed on the EOSIO platform.  EOSIO is Here At long last, Block.one — an open source software publisher specializing in high-performance blockchain technologies — has released version 1.0 of its open source EOSIO blockchain software. The platform purportedly affords businesses the ability to quickly and efficiently construct and deploy “high-performance and high-security blockchain-based applications.” The core features of EOSIO 1.0’s

    EOS Pumps Following EOSIO 1.0 Release, $50 Million Fund Announcement

    | 2018/06/02 8:00 am
  • 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
  • Binance has launched a new feature that allows users to convert crypto dust into BNB tokens. Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the Binance CEO made this known via a tweet on April 23, 2018. What is Crypto Dust? Crypto dust refers to a fractional cryptocurrency value. It is usually impossible to trade crypto dust due to the fact that they are less than the transaction fees. Being lower than the minimum trading limit, it usually sits idle

    Binance Now Lets Users Convert Crypto Dust to BNB

    | 2018/04/25 11:30 pm
  • DAV Foundation continues to build momentum and interest during its token pre-sale ahead of April’s ICO Zug, Switzerland – DAV Foundation, the blockchain startup building a decentralized network for autonomous vehicles, today announced it has secured significant investment from South Korean-based Block Crafters Capital. Block Crafters Capital consists of partners coming from various professional backgrounds who carefully select blockchain projects and provide comprehensive investment support. It was most recently associated with the ICON initial coin

    DAV Foundation Secures Major Korean Investment from Block Crafters Capital

    | 2018/04/24 9:00 pm
  • 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