• The Prime Minister of Malta has publicly welcomed the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance as it announces it is relocating to the country. Maltese PM To Binance: ‘Welcome To Malta’ In a fresh move confirmed by CEO Zhao Changpeng March 23, Binance will set up an office in the European nation and will close the requisite banking partnerships “soon,” Bloomberg reports. Binance has continued its astronomical rise which saw it overtake all other global exchanges’

    Binance Moves To Malta As Prime Minister Issues Public Welcome

    | 2018/03/23 6:15 am
  • U.S. federal authorities have indicted Payza, a crypto payment processor, and 2 Canadian brothers on multiple charges, including money laundering and operating an illegal money transmitting service. Two brothers from Canada are definitely feeling the heat from the U.S. government. A federal grand jury from the District of Columbia has indicted Firoz Patel, age 43, and his brother, Ferhan Patel, age 37, on multiple charges of using their payment processing company, Payza, to launder money

    Payza Founders Indicted on Multiple Charges, Including Money Laundering

    | 2018/03/23 4:15 am
  • The recent Facebook fallout spells bad news for the social media giant. It also highlights the importance of blockchain technology in protecting individuals’ data. In Your Face, Behind Your Back The New York Times and The Guardian’s Observer reported on Saturday that Cambridge Analytica — a political data analytics firm — improperly gained access to more than 50 million Facebook users’ personal data. The social media company did not inform affected users, despite being fully

    Facebook Fallout Highlights Importance of Blockchain Technology

    | 2018/03/22 5:30 am
  • The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong was forced to halt the KROPS ICO due to regulatory concerns.  ICOs Under Review In the last couple of months, we have seen many regulatory bodies worldwide warning ICO operators to comply with the appropriate local laws and regulations. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued many statements regarding ICOs, warning investors and traders about potential pitfalls of investing money in such ventures. The Chinese

    Hong Kong Authority Halts ICO Over Regulatory Concerns

    | 2018/03/22 3:00 am
  • Fundstrat Global Advisors’ Tom Lee has declared the altcoin bear market “is over” and urged investors to buy Bitcoin. Tom Lee: Investors ‘More Comfortable’ With Bitcoin In a note to investors which he followed up live on CNBC’s Fast Money segment, the firm’s head of research said investors were becoming “more comfortable” with Bitcoin as an asset. Cryptocurrencies began rallying this week after the ongoing G20 Summit produced positive regulatory noises from the outset. “I

    Altcoin Bear Market ‘Over’, Bitcoin ‘Less Miserable,’ Tom Lee Declares

    | 2018/03/21 1:30 pm
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has gone on record with his most daring support of Bitcoin yet, saying it will become the world’s “single currency.” Dorsey: ‘That Currency Will Be Bitcoin’ Speaking to the Times while in London promoting his pro-crypto payment platform Square, Dorsey said a global “shift” towards cryptocurrency could happen sooner than 2028. “The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency,” he said. I personally believe

    Bitcoin Will Be ‘Internet’s Single Currency,’ Twitter CEO Says Despite Ad Ban Rumors

    | 2018/03/21 9:00 am
  • The Shenzhen Exchange in China has started cracking down on companies using misleading blockchain affiliations to boost their stock prices. Companies are always on the prowl for any means to boost their stock price. Such efforts can range from cutting costs to creating innovative new products. A recent trend is for companies to jump on board the blockchain bandwagon to provide an instant stock boost. The Shenzhen Exchange in China is having none of this,

    Chinese Stock Exchange Cracks Down on Blockchain Claims

    | 2018/03/21 4:00 am
  • Bitmain’s share of the Bitcoin mining pie dropped almost 10% in five days last week after Halong Mining released a major competitor mining rig. An Instant Challenge To Legacy Miners Data from Coin Dance uploaded to social media points to a rare trend downwards for Bitmain and BTC.com, beginning the week which included the shipping date of Halong’s first Dragonmint miners March 15. From March 14-19, Bitmain’s Antpool mining pool went from 17.3% of Bitcoin

    Halong Dragonmint Saps Bitmain Mining Monopoly Days After Shipping

    | 2018/03/20 12:00 pm
  • An executive confirms that Mastercard is open to the use of cryptocurrency, but there is a major catch involved. Banks have notoriously been steadfast in their opposition to cryptocurrencies, and this is for a very good reason. The peer-to-peer economic marketplace of digital currencies is a direct threat to the current financial monopoly held by banks and other financial institutions. Which is why it was surprising when an executive at Mastercard said that the credit

    Mastercard Open to Cryptocurrency, But There’s a Catch

    | 2018/03/19 3:30 am
  • Reports say that Twitter will follow in the footsteps of Facebook and Google by banning a wide range of cryptocurrency ads. It appears that the digital world of cyberspace is continuing to shrink for those seeking to publish cryptocurrency ads. Facebook was the first to lower the boom as the social media platform banned cryptocurrency ads. This was followed shortly thereafter by a similar purge by internet behemoth Google. Now reports are coming out, saying

    Twitter to Begin Banning Cryptocurrency Ads

    | 2018/03/18 8:00 am
  • Even though each AirPod provides a reprieve from the noise and stress of the airport, it offers so much more. There are many advantages to using the capsule, including relieving stress and helping you feel more relaxed. If you’ve ever been stuck at the airport waiting for your delayed flight, you’ve probably indulged in some daydreaming. Perhaps you’ve pictured yourself falling asleep on a comfortable bed and waking up refreshed and fully rejuvenated. The reality

    Why AirPod is More Than Just A Quiet Capsule

    | 2018/03/15 10:00 pm
  • The first official beta implementation of the Lightning Network (LN) went live March 15 as developer Lightning Labs announced it had won $2.5 million in funding from some big-name investors. Lightning’s Mainnet Milestone The Lightning Network Daemon (styled ‘lnd’), which enables easy access to LN for developers, represents the first mainnet beta release for the technology, which is tipped to revolutionize Bitcoin’s use as a currency. “This release is also the first release of lnd

    Lightning Network Goes Live with $2.5M Funding from Twitter CEO, Tesla & SpaceX Investor

    | 2018/03/15 1:00 pm
  • Cryptocurrency users continue to complain about unfair fees imposed by payment processors, with one calling out BitPay for charging a 0.2% transaction fee. BitPay ‘Lying About Network Cost’ During a purchase from Canadian merchant Newegg, which users BitPay as a processor, developer Jorge Timon additionally criticized BitPay’s practice of implying altcoin Bitcoin Cash (BCH, also known as ‘BCash’) is the same as Bitcoin (BTC). “Sad to see BitPay lie about ‘network cost’ of both bitcoin

    Is BitPay Lying About ‘Network Cost’ as Bitcoin Fees at Record Lows?

    | 2018/03/09 5:00 pm
  • Financial regulators in Japan are set to dole out punishments to multiple cryptocurrency exchanges this week, in addition to shutting some down entirely. Cracking the Whip In 2017, Japan became the first country in the world to nationally regulate cryptocurrency exchanges, resulting in a total of 16 legally registered exchanges and 16 more legally allowed to operate while their applications are considered. Now, some of those exchanges are supposedly being ordered to close their doors,

    National Regulators to Shut Down Some Japanese Exchanges, Order Improvements

    | 2018/03/09 3:30 am
  • Being stuck at the airport waiting for your flight is both frustrating and annoying.  AirPod hopes to change this experience into a more productive use of your time instead. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, waking up in one country and going to sleep in another is exciting.  Being stuck at the airport for three hours waiting for a delayed connecting flight?  Not so much. Now, some people may enjoy sitting on uncomfortable airport

    Flight Delays Making You Miserable? AirPod Can Fix That

    | 2018/03/08 9:00 pm
  • Mainstream cryptocurrency adoption is one of the biggest problems which this sector faces today. Coinbase’s newly announced cryptocurrency index attempts to tackle this issue. Although awareness of cryptocurrency has skyrocketed over the last year, there has yet to be real moves toward widespread adoption. So far, many traditional investors have been quite adamant in not joining the cryptocurrency and blockchain space as an investor. This hesitation may be due to the risk and volatility of

    Coinbase Launches Index Fund: A Gateway for More Investors

    | 2018/03/08 5:00 am
  • SegWit (segregated witness) Bitcoin transactions are at an all-time high, and Bitcoin transaction fees are the lowest they have been in months. What factors contributed to this sudden change? For new users of Bitcoin, SegWit may seem like a meaningless buzzword that does not hold any value. But, for those aware of what it is, it means so much more. SegWit is a relatively new improvement to the current Bitcoin network that hopes to solve

    The Arrival of SegWit: Bitcoin’s Saving Grace?

    | 2018/03/07 4:30 pm
  • A shady cryptocurrency ICO has been caught using stock photos for their team members, including actor Ryan Gosling as a graphic designer. There’s a long history of companies using celebrities to endorse their products for marketing purposes. Of course, there’s probably just as long a history of unsavory people looking to cash in on a person’s name or face by fraudulently linking the celebrity to a product that they are not endorsing. A somewhat similar

    If ‘Ryan Gosling’ is on the ICO Team, You Probably Shouldn’t Invest

    | 2018/03/06 6:45 am
  • South Korea’s largest chat app operator Kakao is looking to expand into the international Blockchain market via a so-called “reverse ICO,” sources report. ‘Reverse ICO’ Could See Kakao Coin According to local news media outlet The Bell March 2, Kakao, which in January raised over $1 billion for AI investment, will also launch its own cryptocurrency called “Kakao Coin.” An unnamed local industry official was quoted as saying: There was a talk that Kakao would

    South Korea Chat Giant ‘Will Launch ICO’ In New Blockchain Drive – Report

    | 2018/03/05 1:00 pm
  • While the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dishes out subpoenas to cryptocurrency projects like a generous house doles out candy on Halloween, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s $100 million cryptofund has also come under investigation. ‘They Just Have to Figure out What They Want.’ TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s $100 million cryptofund has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission — which is no skin off Arrington’s back. He told CNBC on Thursday: We received a subpoena.

    SEC Subpoenas TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund — And Everyone Else, Too

    | 2018/03/04 12:30 pm
  • Goldman Sachs-backed startup Circle made waves earlier this week when it acquired cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. A couple of experts share their thoughts on the implications for the soon-to-be first compliant US crypto exchange and its customers. Most Crypto Exchanges ‘Over-Regulate Themselves’ As the dust settles on Circle’s acquisition of Poloniex, U.S. regulators are keeping a close eye on KYC/AML compliance of cryptocurrency exchanges. Joseph Weinberg, OECD Think Tank Special Advisor and Chairman of Shyft, a

    So Why Did Goldman Sachs-Backed Circle Really Buy Poloniex?

    | 2018/02/28 10:00 am
  • The mining company laying claim to unearthing the largest diamond found in more than a century has hopped on board the blockchain train. Blockchains Are Forever According to Bloomberg, Lucara Diamond Corp. has purchased the operator of a digital rough-diamond selling platform, in addition to blockchain technology, in an effort to ensure quality and make the notoriously exploitative supply chain more transparent. Lucara will pay $29 million in stock to purchase Clara Diamond Solutions Corp

    Keeping with Competition, Large-Diamond Producer Lucara Buys a Blockchain

    | 2018/02/27 1:30 am
  • Bitcoin has found a new frontier of acceptance as strippers at the Legends Room in Las Vegas now sport temporary cryptocurrency tattoos for tipping purposes. Long ago, Bitcoin made history when it was used to buy a pizza. Now, the cryptocurrency can be used to purchase many different items and services. One of the more intriguing services has just arisen in the Legends Room in Las Vegas, where customers can scan temporary tattoos on strippers

    Strippers Now Sporting Bitcoin Tattoos for Tipping

    | 2018/02/26 7:30 pm