• Anyone getting involved in cryptocurrency should be well aware that the emerging market carries its fair share of risk. However, popular San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase has taken it to another level by severely overcharging users debit and credit cards – reportedly upwards of 50x the correct amount. Coinbase Admits to Accidentally Draining Users’ Bank Accounts Coinbase – one of the most popular digital currency exchanges – has admitted to accidentally draining users’ bank accounts by

    Coinbase Confirms Drastically Overcharging Users Debit/Credit Purchases, Draining Accounts

    | 2018/02/15 4:15 pm
  • Popular privacy-focused instant messaging application Telegram has suffered a bit of a setback, as hackers have been secretly able to utilize unsuspecting users’ computers to mine Monero and Zcash. Private and Secure? Not Quite. According to multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider Kaspersky Lab, hackers have been taking advantage of a flaw in the Telegram messaging app’s desktop client, which has allowed them to remotely mine popular cryptocurrencies. Since March 2017, hackers have been conducting “in

    Telegram Users Hacked – Computers Used to Mine Monero and Zcash

    | 2018/02/13 5:30 pm
  • Breaking News: Less than an hour ago, exchange giant Binance announced that they were closing the doors for the next 12 hours.  A system upgrade extension was cited as the reason. Anxious traders responded to the company Tweet in the hope that the exchange had not been hacked and no data was lost. They were reassured by the company: We experienced a server issue on our replica database cluster, causing some data to be out

    Crypto Exchange Binance Goes Dark – 12 Hour Outage for Maintenance, System Upgrades

    | 2018/02/07 10:15 pm
  • Ripple just became the world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency. This is a big deal. But why? Is Ripple a good investment? Will banks adopt it? Let’s find out. Why Is Ripple Causing Waves? While Bitcoin and the rest of the top 10 cryptocurrencies are well below their peak, Ripple is enjoying a meteoric rise and is trading at $ 2.22, up more than 49% from this time yesterday. In fact, it just unseated Ethereum as the #2

    Ripple Dethrones Ethereum, Now #2 Cryptocurrency Behind Bitcoin

    | 2017/12/29 4:30 pm
  • It seems like the trend of consecutive all-time highs isn’t stopping anytime soon, as Bitcoin has sailed over $20,500 and has its sights set on $21,000. Bitcoin Breaks the $20,000 Barrier On CEX.io, a popular Bitcoin exchange, the price of just one bitcoin has broken through $20,000 with no signs of stopping. This may seem insignificant, as it only one exchange, and on top of that, we’ve seen Bitcoin prices skyrocket over the market price

    Bitcoin Price Breaks $20,000 on CEX.io Exchange

    | 2017/12/16 9:30 pm
  • BitPay is one of the most popular Bitcoin payment processing companies in the world. Today, they announced support for more cryptocurrencies, starting with implementing Bitcoin Cash to their payment platform and debit cards. BitPay is a point-of-sale company that allows traditional businesses to accept Bitcoin. They provide an easy to use means for users to pay with the popular digital currency, which is especially attractive to businesses that have customer bases that may not be

    BitPay to Add Support for Bitcoin Cash, Other Cryptocurrencies

    | 2017/12/15 9:15 pm
  • Coinbase has come under fire in recent weeks for slow transaction times, nonexistent support, and multiple server outages under high traffic. The US-based exchange even suspended trading when things really got lively during Litecoin’s romp to the top a few days ago. However new things could be coming to Coinbase in 2018. In an interview with CNBC, Coinbase CEO and co-founder, Brian Armstrong, discussed how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are becoming the next generation stock

    More Altcoins Coming to Coinbase Says CEO Brian Armstrong

    | 2017/12/13 11:00 pm
  • As we roll into another week of crypto trading the Bitcoin bulls have been a little subdued in the last 24 hours. BTC hasn’t fluctuated much from around $16,400 where it currently trades. Huge swings in the king of crypto were bounteous this weekend amid the launch of CBOE’s futures contracts. Bitcoin gained and lost over $5,000 in just a few days before recovering but Ethereum has remained pretty flat for weeks … until now.

    Escalating Ethereum Breaks New Records

    | 2017/12/12 1:15 am
  • As the crypto and financial worlds look on, the CBOE website crashes, unable to handle the massive influx of traffic as Bitcoin futures trading begins. Uh oh, Houston…we have a problem. CBOE’s website crashed within moments of the exchange opening on Sunday, unable to handle the massive influx of traffic resulting from the launch of its Bitcoin futures contract. The launch, which marks the first time that Bitcoin futures have traded on a major exchange,

    Bitcoin Breaks CBOE – Website Crashes as Futures Trading Begins

    | 2017/12/10 6:45 pm
  • Escorted by futures trading contracts, Bitcoin has entered into the circle of mainstream finance. This event was marked by the CBOE Global Markets’ launch of Bitcoin futures contracts, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, opening the door to the cryptocurrency market for institutional investors’ trillions of dollars. Moreover, Bitcoin futures has moved the rollout of Bitcoin ETFs one giant step closer to reality. Bitcoin Futures Could Bring Trillions into the Crypto Market Bitcoin made its debut

    Bitcoin Makes its Grand Entrance onto the Mainstream Stage

    | 2017/12/10 6:00 pm
  • The value of Bitcoin has been making headlines lately, with prices increasing tremendously over the past few weeks. First, the price of the cryptocurrency smashed the $10,000 level, hitting a record-high of $15,000 a few days later. As of now, the price stands at more than $18,000, with the upward trend expected to continue in the coming days. With more and more people trying to get a piece of the Bitcoin pie, the digital currency’s

    Bitcoin Leaves Visa’s Market Cap in the Dust

    | 2017/12/07 9:00 pm
  • Bitcoin sees unprecedented levels of buying with CoinMarketCap showing a price surge of more than $3000 over the past 24 hours. Today has been one for the record books as Coinmarketcap reports Bitcoin prices topping $18,000 and a market cap of over $300 billion. This newest milestone comes amid a flurry of significant all-time highs over the past 24 hours as Bitcoin climbed from $14,000 at this time yesterday to its current price of $18,053 at

    Bitcoin Shatters $18,000 Mark Less than 3 hours after $17,000

    | 2017/12/07 7:15 pm
  • The charge continues as the Bitcoin bull continues to break record after record. Barely 24 hours ago, the cryptocurrency was trading at just under $13,000, climbing throughout the day to breach $14k and $15k milestones. Bitcoin has reached yet another all-time high as the price now stands at an incredible $16,568. The past 24 hours have been an exciting ride for Bitcoin investors and enthusiasts. The price of the popular digital currency has surged by nearly 30% and

    A New Day, a New Record – Bitcoin Blazes past the $16,000 Mark

    | 2017/12/07 11:45 am
  • The Bitcoin bull continues to charge as the price soars to over $14k. The run-up over the past few months has been fueled by reports of Bitcoin futures trading coming to US exchanges, but the most recent bump comes after an exciting announcement about the progress of the Lightning Network. Record Prices and Market Capitalization Bitcoin has destroyed all-time high after all-time high in the past months, currently topping out at a cool $14,059 at

    Bullish Bitcoin Price Smashes Through $14,000

    | 2017/12/06 6:30 pm
  • The celebration is in full swing as Bitcoin continues its upward momentum, reaching a new all-time high as it smashes through the $13,000 mark. This latest milestone comes less than a day after the digital currency hit $12,000 for the first time ever. As of this writing, Bitcoin is currently trading at $13,128, a gain of over 13% in less than 24 hours. The current trading volume during this period is just over $9.7 billion

    $13,000 and Rising – The Price of Bitcoin Continues to Climb

    | 2017/12/06 10:30 am
  • 4NEW, the company operating Waste to Energy treatment plants, today announced a series of groundbreaking developments. 4NEW has successfully secured $30.5 million USD from institutional investors collectively. This enables 4NEW to complete its soft cap requirement facilitating the construction and realization of its first plant in its entirety. LONDON – Dec 2, 2017 – The realization of the plant insures widespread adoption for its coin since consumers can start paying for their utility bills using

    4NEW – Could It Be The Next Bitcoin?

    | 2017/12/04 7:35 am
  • Following in CME Group’s footsteps, NASDAQ announces plans to launch Bitcoin futures in the first half of 2018.   The Wall Street Journal reports that Nasdaq Inc. is planning to launch Bitcoin futures as soon the first half of 2018. Nasdaq’s Bitcoin contracts will launch on Nasdaq Futures (NFX), a marketplace launched in 2015 that is most famous for energy trading. This latest news comes in the wake of the CME Group, the world’s largest online trading

    BREAKING NEWS – Nasdaq To Launch Bitcoin Futures in 2018

    | 2017/11/29 1:15 pm
  • Amid various scams and scandals, Bitcoin Gold has finally been listed on CoinMarketCap. It is already ahead of major altcoins such as Dash, Litecoin, and Monero and has risen hundreds of dollars in price since its initial listings and is currently sitting at around $360. The Second Continuing Fork of the BTC Network Bitcoin Gold forked off the main network earlier this month, with the weeks leading up to the fork being rife with confusion.

    Bitcoin Gold Debuts at #5 on CoinMarketCap

    | 2017/11/26 3:00 am
  • The meteoric rise of Bitcoin continues as the digital currency has just reached $9,000, which is a staggering rise from its $800 value at the end of 2016. To say that 2017 has been a good year for Bitcoin is a massive, massive understatement. The cryptocurrency that many people considered an interesting distraction has skyrocketed in value since the start of the calendar year. People were amazed when it hit $5,000, and they were then

    Bitcoin Rockets Past $9000

    | 2017/11/26 1:00 am
  • Bitcoin Gold (BTG) has just issued a warning about a suspicious file of unknown origin found on their download links on their web page and on their Github release page. It seems that Bitcoin Gold has been dealt more than their share of bad luck recently. The company is still mired in the aftermath of the MyBTGWallet scam, and now they have been hit with another problem that is causing them to issue a critical

    Bitcoin Gold Issues Critical Warning About Suspicious Windows Wallet File

    | 2017/11/25 9:45 pm
  • Bitcoin’s meteoric flight does not take a break. Shrugging off the weekend and Thanksgiving Day, Bitcoin boldly surpassed the $8,700 USD mark, on Saturday morning, November 25, 2017. Similarly, on the same date, Ethereum reached a fresh all-time high of $480 USD. Bitcoin’s Unstoppable Spectacular Surge Investors have been in a bullish mood, setting Bitcoin on a steady trajectory towards the stratosphere since November 17, 2017, when the cryptocurrency touched the $8,000 resistance level. On

    Bitcoin Smashes a New All-Time High of $8,700

    | 2017/11/25 4:00 pm
  • One of Korea’s three largest banks Shinhan is testing “vault and wallet services” in a world first for the banking industry. Shinhan Could Offer Bitcoin Storage In ‘Virtual Safe’ Sources on social media quoting local media outlet Naver state that Shinhan Bank is already working on a functional product which will be designed for public release. The tool is the result of Shinhan being awarded a third-party contract, according to the publication. In allowing customers

    Bank On This! South Korea’s Shinhan Bank ‘Working On Bitcoin Wallet’

    | 2017/11/24 2:30 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