• Crypto markets are maturing, it remains to be seen how many companies that have raised money by issuing tokens will be alive in the next two years.  For anyone serious about blockchain technology and ICOs, Blockchain Expo Global is a must event to attend and this year, the event has attracted even more visitors than before. Held in London, UK, the event itself is a 2-day exhibition and an opportunity for companies to pitch and

    Blockchain Expo Global – Crypto La La land

    | 2018/04/19 10:30 pm
  • The central bank of Lithuania has begun talks with commercial banks and virtual currency traders on their attitudes towards cryptocurrencies. Though she acknowledges the risks, Jekaterina Govina, fintech strategy coordinator at the Bank of Lithuania, says: Blind denial, reluctance to understand and to work with the cryptocurrency world leads nowhere. Usually conservative on the matter of cryptocurrencies, the central bank of Lithuania has gathered representatives from the banking sector, virtual currency traders, those involved with

    Crypto Reluctance Leads Nowhere Says Lithuanian Central Bank

    | 2018/04/18 6:00 am
  • History warns us of the past in order to make sense of the present. Yet History offers no suggestion regarding the path that technology is taking us. What we are left with the crypto-space is a great field of improvisation that has seldom been seen before. “Liberté, égalité, fraternité,” pronounced French revolutionaries in choir. The year was 1789, and overnight, France was changed almost entirely. New social systems were devised, new national identities were reinvented,

    Liberté, Egalité, Cryptocurrencé: Crypto-Colonialism & Its Socio-Political Impacts

    | 2018/04/17 10:00 pm
  • In an official International Monetary Fund Blog post yesterday, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde showered positive sentiment on the cryptocurrency market, though also cautioned against both “crypto-condemnation” and “crypto-euphoria.” Instead, the French lawyer suggests taking a rational, clear-minded approach towards the regulation of digital assets. ‘A Significant Impact’ The cryptocurrency market is absolutely brimming with fraudulent projects, which will never actually see the light of day. But there are still players that will have an

    IMF’s Lagarde: Bitcoin ‘Could Have a Significant Impact on How We Save’

    | 2018/04/17 12:30 pm
  • The SAFT may be a cousin of the SAFE – but the relationship comes with strings attached and anyone considering doing down the rabbit hole should consider potential implications very carefully. The rise of ICOs has been difficult to ignore. What was once seen as a gimmick is now threatening to reshape the fundraising industry. This is particularly the case for VCs and investors who are concerned with very early stage investments. The fear of

    SAFT – The Not So ‘Simple Agreement for Future Tokens’

    | 2018/04/15 3:00 am
  • Mastercard has their hiring eye on blockchain specialists. The massive corporation seeks to further incorporate the technology into their company and needs skilled help to do it. Long gone are the days when “blockchain” was a term synonymous only with cryptocurrencies. Yes, it is the supporting technology for digital currencies. However, its benefits have far-reaching implications, and not just in the financial industry. Sectors like healthcare and supply chain management can capitalize on this type

    Blockchain Experts in Demand at Mastercard

    | 2018/04/14 5:00 am
  • One of the biggest problems facing new investors is the hurdles they’ll need to jump through to simply sign up for an exchange and deposit money. CriptoHub offers loads of coin options, unique payment processing services, and more. The Untapped Brazilian Market Late last year, Bitcoin was making headlines all over the world as it soared higher than anyone had thought possible. Tens of thousands of people from around the world flocked to exchanges to

    CriptoHub Launching Brazilian Cryptocurrency and Financial Exchange

    | 2018/04/13 11:45 pm
  • Roger Ver, founder of Bitcoin.com, alongside COO Mate Tokey join the advisory board of MoneyToken. The newly formed partnership attempts to bring the ICO’s benefits to the powerful BCH community. MoneyToken is a blockchain-based financial services platform which has been founded by reputable UK and US FinTech Experts with years of working experience at Prudential Financial, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Ernst & Young, and Bloomberg. It announced its official presale launch back on March 22nd and

    Bitcoin.com and MoneyToken Combine Forces as Roger Ver Joins the Advisory Board

    | 2018/04/13 10:30 pm
  • A Blockchain protocol is being developed which aims to threaten the dominance of “outdated” credit cards. PumaPay wants its platform to create fairer terms for merchants around the world, ensuring the transaction fees they pay tumble dramatically. In turn, it is expected that their customers would benefit from lower prices. The crypto startup says its open-source system, known as the PullPayment Protocol, changes the way payments get from A to B – eliminating countless intermediaries

    PumaPay Aims To Tackle Credit Card Fraud, Protect Merchants And Save Consumers Money

    | 2018/04/13 4:00 pm
  • A 16-year-old girl from India developed her own cryptocurrency tracking app and, in the process, has gained worldwide attention within the crypto community – and an offer from a major blockchain investment firm. Some people might say that a 16-year-old is still just a child and that they lack the maturity and experience to make significant contributions to the real world. Those people haven’t met Hashita Arora. Just 16 years old, Arora is one of

    Teenage Girl From India Sells Crypto App to California Firm

    | 2018/04/07 1:00 am
  • Automated systems comprise a fast growing technology paradigm that is already changing various industries, especially the payments industry. And, while various online payments companies offer their customers perks similar to those given by traditional banks, nowhere is there potential for radical value transformation in payment systems usage incentivization greater than in the blockchain space. A Payments Problem Meets a Decentralized Solution  The portion of the payments space representing startups and smaller companies like Venmo or

    Blockchain-Based Automation Changing the Crypto-Payments Space

    | 2018/04/05 11:00 pm
  • Bitcoin might get a serious kick towards widespread and unobtrusive adoption as a leading Canadian fintech company Mogo launched a new app letting people buy Bitcoin with a credit card. Canadian Can Now Buy Bitcoin from Their Phones Mogo, a Vancouver-based Fintech Company, also claims to be the very first in the country to bring an accessible solution for buying and selling bitcoin right at the fingertips of its users. David Feller, Founder and CEO

    Canadians Can Now Buy Bitcoin With a Credit Card From an App

    | 2018/04/04 1:00 am
  • Exenium has garnered worldwide attention of late as their innovative new trading platform – a fully functional cryptocurrency exchange in a chat-bot – has caught the interest of the entire crypto community. Bitcoinist sat down with Exenium CEO Mike Zevakin to learn more about the project and find out how they put so much security and functionality into such a tiny package. Bitcoinist: Where did you get the idea of building a crypto exchange in

    CEO Mike Zevakin: ‘Exenium Improves on Every Aspect of a Traditional Cryptocurrency Exchange’

    | 2018/04/03 12:00 pm
  • A Russian bank may make a pioneering step for the country in allowing its investors to invest in cryptocurrency this year, reports claim. Gazprombank VP: There Is Demand For Crypto Various local media outlets today quote Gazprombank senior vice president Aleksandr Sobol as saying “some kind of pilot” scheme involving cryptocurrency might surface as soon as the end of 2018. Gazprom is a state-owned Russian bank, the third largest bank in the country by assets

    Russian State-Owned Gazprombank to Pilot Cryptocurrency Service

    | 2018/03/30 11:00 am
  • Cryptocurrencies aren’t the only technology getting the regulation treatment in Russia. The country has stated that a legislative framework for blockchain technology could be implemented within the next few months. Russia has made no secret of the fact that they are not cheerleading the decentralized cryptocurrency revolution. However, as with most industries, they are fully on board the blockchain bandwagon. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously endorsed the technology as a way for the country

    Russia’s Blockchain Legislation Could Be Ready in a Few Months

    | 2018/03/26 12:00 pm
  • With dozens of stories coming out in recent weeks about exchanges getting hacked or losing user funds, many are looking for another place to trade their coins. Exenium is offering the most secure and intuitive cryptocurrency trading experience in the space. Big Exchanges Taking Flak from the Community The growing mainstream interest in cryptocurrency over the past few months brought millions of new users into the space, with most signing up on just a few

    Exenium Exchange Looks to Disrupt Digital Asset Trading Market

    | 2018/03/24 7:00 pm
  • Last month, Rakesh Kirpalani, a Dubai-based businessman and investor, joined the company Taklimakan Network as an adviser. Taklimakan is a mobile- and web-based blockchain solution that was developed as a training tool for investors, traders, and enthusiasts with any level of crypto experience and who want to learn how to make informed choices about the cryptocurrency market. In this interview with Mr. Kirpalani, we discuss his background in investing and advising startups, along with his

    An Interview with Taklimakan Network’s Business Adviser, Rakesh Kirpalani

    | 2018/03/23 10:30 am
  • Investment trade enhancement company, Capitalise.AI is launching a Beta group to test its unique DIY platform that translates plain text English into executable algorithmic programs. These programs or “fully working automatic trading” are plugged directly into exchanges, identifying trends and executing trades according to the strategies of their owners. The Growing Trend of Automated Trading The use of algorithmic executions in the form of trading bots to manage digital asset portfolios is growing in popularity. Both

    Capitalise Launches Beta Group for Translating Plain Text English to Crypto Trading Bots

    | 2018/03/21 4:00 pm
  • NYC, USA – New York-based fintech startup Coinseed, announced today that its app – which lets users invest their spare change into crypto – has now launched globally. They also announced the ICO to start on March 20th which has 15% bonus for early investors who get whitelisted. Coinseed ICO Originally, Coinseed was founded when it became evident there was a huge audience interested in cryptocurrencies but those people found it hard to invest in

    Breakthrough Crypto Investment App Launches Globally and Announces Its ICO

    | 2018/03/18 7:30 pm
  • Saifu is looking to bridge the gap between fiat and digital currencies and bring access to financial services to the more than 2 million unbanked and underbanked people around the world. Bitcoinist recently sat down with Zach Murray, marketing director of the Czech-based startup, to discuss the merits of the platform, their upcoming ICO, and their participation in the recently completed Asian Tour 2018 roadshow. Bitcoinist: For our readers who may not be familiar with

    Crypto-Fiat Financial Platform Saifu to Make Using Cryptocurrency as Easy as Using a Traditional Online Bank Account

    | 2018/03/18 3:00 pm
  • 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
  • Lithuanian startup Safein may soon be the first crypto/fiat provider with an EMI (Electronic Money Institution) license! The modern-day e-commerce market is a veritable storm of international legislative and tax regulations. Though this situation has been true in fiat for much longer than with our beloved decentralized markets Whilst I don’t agree with the sentiment of Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney’s recent comments, his statements contain some concerning truths. Primarily that cryptocurrencies such

    ICO Plans to Become World’s First EMI Licensed Fiat & Crypto Payments Provider

    | 2018/03/14 9:00 pm
  • Nine million users have flocked to global trading and investment platform eToro. What exactly is so appealing? The great sense of community and user-friendly interface are big pluses, according to a number of customer testimonials. Housewife-turned-trader Lena Birse (‘Onegirl’ on the platform) admits to having “no financial background” yet enjoyed a 36 percent gain on her eToro investments in 2017, and is now a Popular Investor (PI) on the site. “What I love about eToro

    Why Have 9 Million Traders Flocked to eToro’s Social Trading Platform?

    | 2018/03/14 6:00 pm