• Good news arrives for cryptocurrency exchanges in Chile as the country’s appeals court has ordered the re-opening of their unexpectedly-closed bank accounts. A Small but Significant Victory Earlier this month, Bitcoinist reported that Chilean cryptocurrency exchanges Buda, Orionx, and CryptoMarket filed appeals to one of the country’s appeals court following the unexpected closure of their bank accounts from Itau Corpbanca, Bank of Nova Scotia, and state-owned Banco del Estado de Chile. Guillermo Torrealba, Buda’s co-founder

    Chilean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Win Battle Against Banks

    | 2018/04/26 5:00 pm
  • Even though some political candidates have already accepted crypto contributions in the past, the Wisconsin Ethics Commission is still not sure whether their state should follow suit. As digital currencies continue to gain traction in the real world, seemingly everyone wants to be a part of this virtual movement. Politicians are no different, realizing that crypto could provide them with that cash injection their campaign needs. One of crypto’s major advantages, which is anonymity, also seems

    US State of Wisconsin on the Fence About Accepting Crypto Campaign Contributions

    | 2018/04/26 3:30 pm
  • Have you ever played games at an online casino and wondered just how hard or easy it is to own an online casino? Most of us have at some point or other. After all, owning an online casino must be like owning a money printing machine. There are two schools of thought here – on the one hand, are those that believe that owning an online casino must be super easy. After all, from the surface,

    How Easy Is It to Own Your Own Online Casino?

    | 2018/04/26 2:00 pm
  • Kromtech Security has revealed a data breach tied to investors of the Bezop cryptocurrency. The cybersecurity firm made the announcement on April 25, 2018. The leak exposed confidential information about investors of the Bezos cryptocurrency. Details of the Data Breach The sensitive information exposed by the breach include full names, wallet information, and even scanned photos of ID documents. More than 25,000 investors were affected by the leak. Apparently, the team at Bezop had failed

    Data Breach Exposes Thousands of Investors in a John McAfee-backed Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/04/26 12:30 pm
  • Bitstamp — a popular Luxembourg-based bitcoin exchange and the oldest bitcoin exchange still standing — is apparently close to finalizing a deal for the sale of the company to a South Korean gaming company. A Major Acquisition The information comes from three unnamed individuals with insider knowledge of the matter, two of which informed Business Insider that Nexon is the probable purchaser. The individuals also claimed the two companies are in the process of solidifying the

    Bitstamp Reportedly Up For Sale to South Korean Gaming Company

    | 2018/04/26 9:00 am
  • We might get a rare chance to take a glimpse behind the curtains as a legal dispute shapes up between Zhao Changpeng, the founder of Binance, and a unit of Sequoia Capital. The parties are arguing over a funding deal which has supposedly gone awry.   Founded less than 10 months ago, Binance has grown to become the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by measure of its 24-hour trade volume. The platform’s meteoric rise has become

    Binance’s Founder Squares Off Against Sequoia Capital in Legal Dispute

    | 2018/04/26 3:00 am
  • Have you heard? Bitcoin is back — and with it, altcoins have been surging. But what’s driving the renewed bullish sentiment? The Storm is Over As of Wednesday morning, things are looking healthy in the greater cryptocurrency market. At the time of this writing, Bitcoin is currently holding above the $9000 level, while the majority of altcoins — which all enjoyed significant run-ups over the past couple of weeks — are finally experiencing a much-needed

    3 Reasons Why Bitcoin and Its Brethren Are Back

    | 2018/04/26 1:30 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
  • A week-long vote in the Ethereum community has been held in regards to whether or not developers should implement a patch which would restore a disabled contract and unfreeze 587 wallets holding 513,774.16 ETH — currently worth roughly $318,000,000 USD. After much debate, the results are in, and the noes have it. Deep Freeze As a bit of background, the Parity multisig library was hacked to the tune of 150,000 ETH in July 2017. Afterward,

    Ethereum Community Votes Down $318 Million Parity Refund Request

    | 2018/04/25 8:30 pm
  • Amid talk of Bitcoin prices rebounding, the best performing asset in the world year to date is in fact not Bitcoin… but Binance Coin (BNB). 75% Gains Since January The token of what is now the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange has gained almost 75% since January 1, far outpacing extant assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. As online commentator BambouClub noted citing the data from Blocklink.info, BNB even beat Netflix, Twitter and Amazon to deliver

    Binance Coin Outperformed Everything So Far in 2018

    | 2018/04/25 5:30 pm
  • Knowledge is power. – Francis Bacon Actually, knowledge is not only power but also wealth and value. It is the fuel that drives society forward. The pioneers of knowledge have always been respected and greatly rewarded since ancient times. After the Internet wave in the 21st century swept the world, it is not the privilege of elites only to create knowledge. In contemporary society, ordinary people can express their ideas and values through social networks.

    The Decentralization Revolution of String Chain: Breaking the Social Media Monopoly

    | 2018/04/25 4:00 pm
  • The 16 registered cryptocurrency exchange services in Japan have come together to form the Japan Cryptocurrency Exchange Association (JCEA). This is according to a report by Asahi Shimbun, a local news outlet in Japan. The JCEA will be responsible for the self-regulation of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange platforms. The JCEA Taizen Okuyama is the chairman of the JCEA. He is the CEO of Money Partners, a forex firm which recently entered into the cryptocurrency exchange market

    Japanese Crypto Exchanges Launch Self-Regulatory Body

    | 2018/04/25 2:00 pm
  • OKEx – a popular digital asset trading platform which provides fiat-to-cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency-to-cryptocurrency, and derivatives trading services – has suspended the deposit of all ERC-20 tokens after discovering a smart contract bug. Pending deposits are reportedly safe, however. Squashing Bugs The bug in question purportedly allows attackers to more easily manipulate price on the platform. Therefore, to protect market integrity on the platform, OKEx has stopped the flow of incoming ERC-20 tokens. In an official blog

    Smart Contracts Act Dumb as OKEx Suspends ERC-20 Token Deposits

    | 2018/04/25 12:30 pm
  • The face on the online casino gaming industry is rapidly changing thanks to new groundbreaking technologies like cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies, and smart contracts. What this means is that the once impenetrable and over-saturated online casino industry is changing, allowing new blood in, transforming the industry by allowing smaller operators to offer a more unique and equitable online casino for all. ZeroEdge is a brand new online casino platform that completely removes the need to include

    How to Open Your Own Casino with Zerocoin in Just 5 Minutes!

    | 2018/04/25 10:00 am
  • The former Soviet Republic of Georgia is positioning itself as one of the leading countries in the cryptos space and is now ranked second in the world for cryptocurrency mining after China. This has been the result of the country’s electricity subsidies and fair regulation. Powered by an Accommodating State Despite its obvious economic benefits, cryptocurrency mining has always been scrutinized by would-be investors because of its huge energy requirements. This actually reduces its value

    Republic of Georgia Emerges as a Global Leader in Cryptocurrency Mining

    | 2018/04/25 7:00 am
  • As Japan sees a widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity threats in the face of ‘cryptojacking’ are also spiraling out of control. With more than 130,000 incidents in the three months through December 2017, the cases have increased with roughly about 175 times. Japan is rapidly becoming a hot spot for the crypto field, with corporate giants such as Yahoo! Japan and Monex Group already stepping in. However, the surge of popularity is also paving the

    Phone Cryptojacking Cases Spiral Out of Control in Japan

    | 2018/04/25 2:30 am
  • As interest in cryptocurrencies continues, so does FOMO. Mining is one way to get in on the action, but some cities aren’t taking too kindly to the high power consumption that goes along with it. Cryptocurrency is a billion-dollar industry, increasing in worth the greener the markets get. Mining is an essential part of this industry and offers cryptocurrency miners a chance to be a part of the crypto revolution. In addition to the right computer

    Crypto Mining Becoming a Concern in Some US Cities

    | 2018/04/25 1:00 am
  • How many financial firms are looking to get involved with cryptocurrency? Twenty percent, according to an industry poll conducted by Thomson Reuters — and that’s likely just the start. The Herd is Approaching A survey by Canadian multinational mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters found that 20 percent of its more than 400 clients are considering making a concerted push into the cryptocurrency market within the next half year. Neill Penney, the co-head of

    ‘All Hell Will Break Loose’: 1 in 5 Financial Firms Ready to Enter Crypto Market

    | 2018/04/24 11:30 pm
  • MyEtherWallet (MEW) has reportedly been the victim of a DNS hack on a day when Google appears to be having some issues. Social media and online crypto forums are awash with reports that reveal funds have been stolen from the wallet of some users. Other users who might have logged into the service during the period of the hack may have also been compromised. Users Report Stolen Funds A MEW user broke the news on Reddit

    MyEtherWallet Users Lose Funds to DNS Hack

    | 2018/04/24 6:30 pm
  • As is the case in traditional business, the cryptocurrency marketplace is a dog-eat-dog competition where only the strong survive. Unfortunately, this creates hundreds of failed projects and millions of dollars in lost value. Can buyouts help transfer that value back into Bitcoin and other major market players? The Benefits of Buyouts Not every start-up business can find the success it needs to stay afloat, and even well-established companies go bankrupt. When this happens, buyouts from

    Can Buyouts Help Solve the Cryptocurrency Marketplace’s Clutter?

    | 2018/04/24 5:00 pm
  • Ether, the currency of the Ethereum platform, has been popular with investors even before it officially launched, in July 2015. Indeed, almost $20 million was raised between July and August 2014, shortly after teenage founder Vitalik Buterin’s white paper on the project. The Russian-Canadian programmer, who had been introduced to Bitcoin in 2011 – aged just 17 – by his father, sought to establish a platform on which decentralized applications could be created. His vision was to

    Why Invest in Ethereum?

    | 2018/04/24 2:30 pm
  • ZeroEdge is a brand new way of gambling online that began as a concept in 2017 and has since moved into a full-blown reality in 2018. The ZeroEdge gambling model defies conventional online casino gambling by completely removing the traditional house edge found in all conventional online casino games. As a result, the conventional online casino industry is being shaken up, as more and more online gamblers that are tired of being exploited seek to

    Open Your Own Online Casino with Zerocoin in Just 5 Minutes

    | 2018/04/24 9:00 am
  • The combined cryptocurrency market cap has passed $400 million again for the first time since March 8 as Bitcoin price soars to multi-week highs. Bitcoin Price Bulls Are Back Data from major exchanges and Coinmarketcap shows that as of press time April 24, the implied value of all tracked assets has reached $421 million. Building on its latest uptick which began Friday, Bitcoin reached further highs of $9280 Tuesday, managing to find support at the

    Bitcoin Price Blasts Past $9K Driving Crypto Market Cap Over $420B

    | 2018/04/24 7:00 am