• The fintech industry has been at the epicenter of change brought on by the blockchain and smart contracts. However, one industry that has more or less escaped this change is the alternative investment industry. The reason for this is in part due to the fact that it is still run in an archaic way and has always struggled with opacity and overarching costs. Scandals, such as the Madoff Ponzi Fraud Scheme and the collapse of

    There Is More to Life Than Ethereum – Darcmatter Has Turned to Nem to Power Its Project

    | 2018/03/17 5:30 pm
  • Though Bitcoin has garnered significant mainstream media attention over the past few months, Ethereum might become the cryptocurrency at the top of the heap in 2018. CryptoDaily predicts that Ethereum’s value could exceed Bitcoin’s as early as 2018. The moment when a non-Bitcoin cryptocurrency surpasses Bitcoin’s value is popularly known in cryptocurrency circles as “The Flippening,” an event so anticipated that Flippening Watch is devoted purely to tracking its progress. Ethereum has already experienced a

    How NBT and Weeve Are Solving the Scaling Issue of Ethereum

    | 2018/03/14 3:00 am
  • South Korea’s cryptocurrency craze no longer appears to be limited to older investors. A reported 1 in 5 people their twenties have purchased some form of digital currency, according to reports by the Korea Financial Investors Protection Foundation. South Korea: 20-Year-Olds ‘Most Active’ Investors While Seniors Invest More Conducted in December 2017, the survey covered 2,530 South Koreans aged between 25 and 64, with 22.7% of 20-somethings reporting purchases of cryptocurrency. Those in their 30s

    South Korea’s Millennials Catching Up to Their Elders, 1 in 5 Report Buying Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/03/12 7:30 pm
  • Worried about yesterday’s flash crash? Don’t be. The future is bright for cryptocurrency’s big players — particularly Bitcoin and Ethereum. Good Times Ahead Despite the sometimes dramatic dips which have occurred so far in 2018, investors should be looking towards a positive future for both Bitcoin and Ethereum. According to a market survey, however, Ethereum is set to see a more dramatic increase in market capitalization in 2018 than the current market leader, Bitcoin. As reported

    Ethereum & Bitcoin Price Expected to See Triple-Digit Gains in 2018

    | 2018/03/08 7:00 am
  • As blockchain technology and cryptocurrency continue to revolutionize the way individuals invest, Phoenix looks to leverage smart contracts to add both a layer of transparency and security to the entire process. Their unique smart contract system can help even the greenest of investor fully take advantage of the value that distributed systems bring. Smarter Contracts Utilizing unique smart contracts, Phoenix has positioned itself to change the world of cryptocurrency by allowing users to continually grow

    Phoenix Provides the Rebirth of Cryptocurrency Investing Through Secure Smart Contracts

    | 2018/03/07 7:30 am
  • Tribe Theory has created a space for thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs to work and stay, and, in the true spirit of forward-thinking entrepreneurship, they accept Bitcoin and Ethereum. Starting your own business can be expensive. You take some time to see profits and when you do, they most likely go back into the business to cover some sort of expense. Arguably, this venture can be even more difficult if you’re dealing in digital while the

    Entrepreneurs-Only Venture Hotel Tribe Theory to Accept Bitcoin, Ethereum

    | 2018/03/06 11:00 pm
  • Consumer Affairs Victoria has been flooded with reports of people falling victim to fraudulent Bitcoin scams. Investment Scams Down Under Australia is a hotbed for Bitcoin scams. According to Consumer Affairs Victoria, a unit of the Department of Justice and Regulation, Bitcoin oriented fraud continues to wreak havoc on investors. Most reports center around victims losing their cryptocurrency through fake Bitcoin websites. The average loss per victim is roughly $300. For the month of January 2018

    Australians Keep Getting Scammed Out of Their Bitcoin

    | 2018/03/06 8:30 pm
  • As individuals continue to lose faith in Equifax and traditional credit-tracking agencies, blockchain credit applications are proving to be far more attractive options. Blooming on the Blockchain Last week, the massive consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced that its equally massive 2017 data breach was actually worse than everyone thought. According to Equifax’s new estimations, 147.9 million people have been affected by their failure to protect individuals’ information – which is 2.4 million more than originally

    Equifax Data Breach Opens Door for Blockchain Credit Apps

    | 2018/03/05 10:30 pm
  • Ethereum may have emerged to be the dominant platform for the development of decentralized applications (dapps). However, issues concerning its scalability are starting to prompt developers to consider alternative platforms. Several notable projects have already moved on from Ethereum, choosing the likes of NEO and Stellar as their new platforms of choice. The market also seems to be getting excited by the emergence of these blockchains. Established trading platforms like eToro are now starting to

    Ethereum’s Scalability Concerns Buoy Alternative Platforms

    | 2018/03/04 10:15 am
  • Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick is now giving its clients the ability to buy Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ripple, and Ethereum, while also promising to secure their cryptocurrency purchases from cyber attacks with backed-up cold-storage wallets. You Don’t Have to ‘Be Your Own Bank’ While many of Europe’s larger banks have taken a negative stance towards digital currencies, Bank Frick – a small independent family-run bank in Liechtenstein – is opening its doors to clients looking to invest

    Liechtenstein’s Bank Frick is Offering Cryptocurrency Investments and Cold Storage

    | 2018/03/03 2:00 am
  • As of today, Australians are now able to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum from more than 1,200 newsagents around the continent. Australia for Bitcoin Buying Bitcoin or Ethereum in Australia is now as easy as walking to the nearest newsstand. Cryptocurrency exchange bitcoin.com.au has launched the convenient service, after installing out the infrastructure in various locations since 2016. Though easier than ever, many individuals still aren’t accustomed to the idea of buying a digital product from

    1,200 Newsstands in Australia Now Selling Bitcoin and Ethereum

    | 2018/03/01 6:00 pm
  • ‘Godfather of Ethereum’ and founder of æternity, Yanislav Malahov, tells Bitcoinist why his startup chose to set up shop in the tiny country of Liechtenstein, which countries blockchain companies must stay away from, and why he believes most current cryptocurrency projects will fail in the next 5 years.  Yanislav Malahov: Liechtenstein Regulators ‘Very Open’ to Blockchain The sixth smallest country in the world, Liechtenstein, has become one of the most appealing destinations in the world for startups

    Most Current Projects Will Disappear in 5 Years, Says ‘Godfather of Ethereum’

    | 2018/02/28 2:00 am
  • In a shocking turn of events, an anonymous hacker has once again returned stolen ETH tokens to CoinDash – a tool aiming to help users manage, track, analyze, and “get a bird’s eye view” of their crypto assets. In July 2017, CoinDash lost millions of dollars worth of Ethereum almost immediately upon launching its initial coin offering (ICO). After the devastating loss, CoinDash promised to compensate investors with the equivalent amount of CoinDash tokens, while stating:

    Hacker Returns $17m Worth of Stolen Ethereum

    | 2018/02/27 7:30 pm
  • Are you tired of the volatile ups and downs that come with trading cryptocurrencies? If you’re looking for maximum return with minimal risk, Phoenix might just have the answer you’re looking for. Forget About Volatility Phoenix is a decentralized autonomous organization based on blockchain technology, which offers a completely transparent financial algorithm. According to Phoenix’s whitepaper, this special mathematical algorithm helps users “increase their financial assets by a hundred times in only a couple of

    Phoenix is Taking the Risk and Volatility Out of Cryptocurrency Investing

    | 2018/02/26 8:30 am
  • Smart contracts are supposed to be just that: smart. However, some smart contracts currently circulating aren’t quite making the grade — with vulnerabilities exposing millions of dollars worth of Ethereum to potential theft. How Smart are Smart Contracts? Smart contracts are computer protocols meant to digitally facilitate, verify, or enforce the execution of contracts. Smart contracts’ ability to partially or fully self-execute and self-enforce makes third parties unnecessary when completing transactions — and thus provides superior

    Smart Contracts Might Not Be as Smart as You Think

    | 2018/02/24 7:30 pm
  • It’s no secret that crypto incubators and hedge funds get access to the best deals because of their inside connections… But, now, for a short time, there is a way for regular investors to ride on the coattails of one of the most connected teams in crypto – right in your brokerage account. In short: The team behind Global Blockchain Technologies (CSE: BLOC; OTC: BLKCF) is the best way to play the crypto boom. The company

    How To Profit From The Recent Bitcoin Bloodbath

    | 2018/02/13 9:00 am
  • Customers in Dublin can now pay for their morning coffees or afternoon snacks in cryptocurrency at the newly-opened Crypto Cafe on Aungier Street. Coffee, Cakes, and Crypto Started by Nash Basel, the Crypto Cafe aims not only to be a place where customers can conveniently pay with cryptocurrency, but also a central hub for crypto enthusiasts looking to socialize and talk shop over coffee and cakes. The cafe features a screen displaying live cryptocurrency prices

    Sweet Ambrosia! Dublin Cafe Sells Coffee for Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/02/13 7:00 am
  • The hack of Italian exchange BitGrail involving Nano (XRB) has caused a rift between cryptocurrency’s biggest names after its owner asked Nano to alter its ledger. BitGrail Owner Wanted Ledger Change To ‘Cover Losses’ While the hack affected a tiny number of cryptocurrency holders, BitGrail’s choice of remedy has led to ricochets involving Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Bitcoin Core developer Greg Maxwell and others. BitGrail, a low-level operation, reportedly lost “17 million” XRB tokens last

    ‘No One Should Have That Power’ – Maxwell Slams Vitalik Buterin ‘Rescue Forks’

    | 2018/02/12 3:00 pm
  • Ledger hardware wallets, once considered one of the safer methods to store cryptocurrency, have been reported to be vulnerable to “man in the middle” attacks. The Flaw A team of unknown security researchers exposed a vulnerability that allegedly involves all Ledger hardware wallets. The discovery of the issue is said to have affected over one million users and has made it evident that the devices are not a foolproof method of storing crypto. The newfound threat

    Ledger Hardware Wallets Vulnerable to ‘Man in the Middle’ Attacks

    | 2018/02/09 8:00 pm
  • Continuing evidence of Bitcoin acceptance is fueling confusion about the true nature of the China cryptocurrency ban. Supercars On Sale For Bitcoin As major corporations make daring inroads to broadening acceptance this month despite a government pledge to end trading, smaller-scale endeavors are filtering through to western media. Thursday specifically saw Twitter-based news resource cnLedger reproduce photographs of a Chinese luxury car dealer in the city of Shenzhen which appear to show models on sale

    Silence Of The Lambos? China Offers Luxury Cars For Crypto Despite Trade Ban

    | 2018/02/08 7:00 am
  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are on the tips of many people’s tongues these days, and now professional athletes in the National Football League are looking to get in on the action. Pro Bowl Bitcoinist The future is always uncertain, even for highly paid professional athletes. With Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies becoming more mainstream, NFL players are starting to get involved. One player leading the charge among his professional colleagues is the Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback and

    NFL Players Interested in Tackling Bitcoin, Securing Futures with Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/02/04 8:45 pm
  • While there’s been a rise in illicit cryptocurrency mining, UNICEF has started a campaign for good that enlists gamers to use their GPUs to mine Ethereum for Syrian  children. When most people think of cryptocurrency mining, they think of major outfits in China with a vast array of machines working around the clock. However, cybercriminals have been slipping in code onto websites and even YouTube ads to get the average person’s computer to secretly mine

    UNICEF Encourages Gamers to Mine Cryptocurrency for Syrian Children

    | 2018/02/03 10:30 am
  • As the cryptocurrency market experiences growing pains, cybercriminals continue to dupe inexperienced investors. A recent example is a phishing scam targeting the Bee Token ICO, resulting in a lot of stolen Ethereum. Phishing for Honey Over $1 million worth of Ethereum tokens has been stolen by cybercriminals posing as Bee Token, a cryptocurrency startup with hopes of revolutionizing the home sharing industry by way of the blockchain. Bee Token officially confirmed the phishing attacks via

    $1 Million Worth of Ethereum Phished from Bee Token Investors

    | 2018/02/02 4:45 am