• The struggles of cryptocurrency hedge funds in 2018 seem to have no end in sight. With half of the year almost gone, these crypto-focused hedge funds continue to perform poorly. Declining Revenues Amid Price Dip According to the Financial Times, cryptocurrency hedge funds are down by 35 percent so far in 2018. This decline is in stark contrast to 2017 when revenues grew by 2,700 percent. Such was the success of the market that a

    Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Profits Plunge Amid Market Volatility

    | 2018/06/18 1:00 am
  • The banking sector has long been untrustworthy, taking advantage of customers while implementing centralized and opaque practices which serve to only benefit financial institutions. In essence, you lose your hard-earned money while wealthy bankers add to their stockpiles. Luckily, the days of these unfair business practices are coming to an end.  Be Your Own Bank Only time will tell what will happen to traditional financial institutions, but history suggests no institution is too big to

    Hoard: Accessible and Affordable Crypto Banking for All

    | 2018/06/17 5:30 pm
  • Former Wall Street macro trader and vocal Bitcoin proponent Mike Novogratz has expanded his involvement in the cryptocurrency field, investing $15 million in a startup company which aims to facilitate the launch of trading platforms and tokenizes assets through blockchain-based technology. Despite the current market correction, Novogratz remains overly positive towards the field in general. Investing in the Future of Cryptocurrencies Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital Management, announced on Thursday that his asset

    Novogratz Invests $15M in White-Label Cryptocurrency Exchange Startup

    | 2018/06/16 7:00 pm
  • SimpleFX (SFX), a cryptocurrency and forex broker has launched the iOS version of its mobile app. The platform has been available for Android smartphones since the end of December 2017. Users of iOS mobile devices will now be able to enjoy the unique services offered by SimpeFX in the areas of cryptocurrency, forex, indices, and commodities trading. The New SimpleFX iOS App Just like the Android version, the SFX iOS app delivers the complete trading

    SimpleFX Launches iOS App and Mobile Web Browser Platform

    | 2018/06/15 6:00 pm
  • The Befund decentralized digital monetary fund service platform will be concluding their ICO over the next week. It will be the last opportunity for anyone interested to buy BFDTs before the tokens are released onto currency exchanges later this year. Befund was initially created in response to the fast-growing interest in blockchain technology and the demands of the cryptocurrency trading community. Indeed, the cryptocurrency market has outpaced the development of related tools and digital infrastructure,

    Befund Looks to the Future as Its ICO Enters Final Week

    | 2018/06/11 3:00 pm
  • Eric van Miltenburg, the Senior VP of Ripple, believes that South Korea needs to relax some of its more stringent cryptocurrency laws. He made his views known in a recent phone chat with The Korea Times. He also said the emerging digital currency landscape could propel the country into becoming a global economic powerhouse. Encouraging the Nascent Cryptocurrency Market Miltenburg stated the need for cryptocurrency regulations that promoted the market rather than stifling its growth,

    Ripple VP Calls for More Cryptocurrency Friendly Regulations in South Korea

    | 2018/06/11 1:00 am
  • In an official announcement earlier today, Coinbase revealed its plans to become the very first crypto broker-dealer, capable of offering blockchain-based securities which are under the purview of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Asiff Hirji, acting President and Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Coinbase, announced that the leading US cryptocurrency exchange is on the verge of becoming a broker-dealer capable of offering crypto securities regulated by the SEC. Today we’re excited to announce that

    Coinbase to Become First Broker-Dealer to Offer SEC-Regulated Crypto Securities

    | 2018/06/06 8:00 pm
  • Jump Trading, a Chicago-based firm, has developed a digital bitcoin OTC trading platform, which it expects will  revolutionize the bitcoin trading arena for institutional investors. Electronic Bitcoin OTC Trading Jump Trading’s new platform is a significant upgrade on the usual OTC bitcoin trading paradigm. Usually, firms conduct such transactions with their counter-parties over the phone or via secure messaging services. This method is an auditing nightmare what with having to scrape telephone and messaging records. The

    An Electronic Bitcoin OTC Platform Has Been Built For Institutional Investors

    | 2018/06/06 5:00 pm
  • Switex — NAGA’s decentralized marketplace for virtual goods — has officially rebranded to NAGA VIRTUAL. NAGA, one of the most diverse and exciting blockchain platforms in the industry today, has officially rebranded its virtual goods marketplace from Switex to NAGA VIRTUAL — bringing the product’s name more in line with the rest of the NAGA Ecosystem. The change has been made following the rapid growth of the NAGA platform as a whole, increasing the importance

    Switex Becomes NAGA VIRTUAL

    | 2018/06/06 12:00 pm
  • Block.One, the developer of the EOS blockchain platform, has raised more than $4 billion through a yearlong sale of EOS tokens, which makes it the largest fundraising of its kind, as The Wallstreet Journal reports. This is more than twice the size of the next largest coin offering ever of Telegram, which raised $1.7 billion, and larger than all but two of the world’s initial public offerings on stock exchanges so far in 2018. Block.One

    Block.One Starts Mainnet – EOS Tokens Rise

    | 2018/06/05 10:00 pm
  • San Francisco-based Ripple has announced a University Blockchain Research Initiative which will include a funding amount of $50 million for select academic institutions. Despite the current lethargy in cryptocurrency markets, interest in blockchain is at a fever pitch, especially on campus. Ripple recognizes that students and faculty are key elements for the creation of a more robust and valuable blockchain ecosystem.  Academic Advancement In an announcement on the company blog, Ripple — touting itself as

    Ripple Pledges $50 Million to Universities for Blockchain Research

    | 2018/06/05 6:00 pm
  • Understanding the critical importance of proper networking, SimpleFX unveiled its new affiliation software. Partnering up with Unilink, the platform is to provide reliable, trackable, and entirely transparent solutions in an attempt to make its affiliates’ work a lot easier. SimpleFX is an award-winning cryptocurrency and forex broker with a high-end mobile trading app, making it easier for both experienced and beginner traders to participate in the market. The company doesn’t show any signs of slowing

    SimpleFX Partners with Unilink to Bring State-of-the-Art Affiliation Tools

    | 2018/06/04 2:00 pm
  • Monster Inc, the company which notoriously lost out on Beats By Dre headphones, is planning on launching its very own cryptocurrency. The offering is slated to be called the “Monster Money Token,” according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Monster also plans on revamping its e-commerce website to let users purchase Monster products with the cryptocurrency.  Need Money? Launch an ICO! Monster Inc is launching an initial coin offering (ICO) and a new

    Monster Inc. Desperately Launching $300 Million ICO

    | 2018/06/04 5:00 am
  • As blockchain technology continues to gain mainstream acceptance, initiatives to foster the development of promising projects have begun to emerge. These initiatives — called blockchain accelerators or incubators — are becoming increasingly popular, with key figures in the tech world getting involved. Now, popular cryptocurrency exchanges Binance and Huobi are the latest to throw their hats into the ring.  Huobi Steps In: Jointly Launches $93 Million Blockchain Investment Fund Last month, Huobi — currently the

    Huobi vs. Binance: Who Will Invest More in Blockchain Start-ups?

    | 2018/06/04 2:00 am
  • The small Baltic nation of Estonia has backed down on its plan to create a national cryptocurrency after drawing heat from Italian economist and President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi, as well as local banking authorities. Now, the Estcoin will simply be used as an incentive for e-residents.  Banking Bullies Estonia’s cryptocurrency project, Estcoin, will “definitely not be a national ‘cryptocurrency,” after receiving pressure from banking authorities. According to Estonia’s head of IT strategy,

    Estcoin Backs Down as Banking Authorities Bully Estonia

    | 2018/06/03 5:00 am
  • The Befund service platform has drawn a lot of interest lately from international financial experts and capital funds businesses, with key organizations jumping on board as initial backers and partners. The impressive list of partners supporting and advising the company already suggests that Befund is addressing a crucial need in the nascent cryptocurrency trading sector. The Singapore-based non-profit, which recently launched its own ICO on May 16, was designed to guide cryptocurrency trading enthusiasts who

    Non-Profit Befund Service Platform Attracts International Attention from Top Capital Fund Companies

    | 2018/06/01 11:00 am
  • Pro tennis player Gael Monfils is no stranger to success. He won 7 ATP singles titles, competed in several Grand Slam tournaments and is going to play in two more this year. Gael is known for having a colorful personality, both on and off the court and has become quite popular with fans of the sport. Despite his hectic training and playing regime, Gael still manages to trade online, and his platform of choice is

    “Get Serious About Investing” with eToro and Gael Monfils

    | 2018/05/30 4:30 am
  • Volatility is ubiquitous in the world of cryptocurrencies. The prices of cryptocurrencies swing wildly, sometimes within a 24-hour period. As a result, some cryptocurrency projects have attempted to create the so-called “stablecoin.” The Need for Stablecoins The price volatility of crypto species is anathema to many conservative mainstream investors. Wild price swings pose significant risks to profits and the security of funds. Crypto startups are also greatly affected by volatility. A company may conduct its

    Stablecoin Analysis: Panacea to Crypto Volatility or Disaster Waiting to Happen

    | 2018/05/30 2:30 am
  • NAGA’s extensive ecosystem provides a truly diversified portfolio of proven use cases and value drivers. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the most impressive platforms in the cryptocurrency space, today. NAGA Coin At the heart of NAGA is the platform’s unique cryptocurrency token, the NAGA COIN (NGC). NGC’s claim to fame is that it successfully decentralizes cryptocurrency for traditional financial markets, virtual goods, and cryptocurrencies. In doing so, NGC eradicates investor reliance

    NAGA’s Ecosystem Makes Trading & Investing Accessible for Everyone

    | 2018/05/29 9:30 pm
  • Throughout our history, some of the world’s greatest geniuses like Sir Isaac Newton have tried to turn base metals into gold – only to fail. Or, ancient civilizations like the Egyptians ingested gold for longevity. And, now we have Virtuse Exchange turning gold into the Blockchain. Let’s face it, we have an obsession with gold.  Virtuse Exchange enables investors from around the world to trade a broad range of crypto assets along with thousands of

    Virtuse Exchange Turning Gold into Blockchain

    | 2018/05/29 10:30 am
  • On the latest episode of “John McAfee Says,” the tech activist and internet security expert declared that there is an ongoing war against cryptocurrencies.  ‘It is, in fact, a war’ He aired this revelation in a video posted on his Twitter on May 27. According to McAfee, powerful forces are trying to derail the progress of the cryptocurrency revolution. McAfee began by unequivocally stating the reality of the ongoing fight: Whether you know it as

    John McAfee Says There is a War on Cryptocurrencies

    | 2018/05/28 6:00 pm
  • Copy traders give permission for investment decisions made by a more knowledgeable trader to affect a portion of the funds in their own trading accounts. The startup CoinPennant plans to elevate this concept by channeling advice from established traders for those who want to enter the fast-paced cryptocurrency investment space by using a combined social network and blockchain-based copy trading platform. Blockchain, Copy Trading, and Smart Contracts Some companies, such as eToro and ZuluTrade, already

    CoinPennant Crowdsale Puts Copy Trading on the Blockchain

    | 2018/05/27 10:00 am
  • Revolut, the London-based fintech firm, has added Bitcoin Cash and Ripple to its catalog of supported cryptocurrencies. Thus, customers will be able to buy the two added cryptos from the Revolut mobile app. This move signals the company’s desire to establish itself in the emerging cryptocurrency fintech market. Bitcoin Cash Added to the Mix Revolut was founded in London in 2015 as a fintech firm with a core focus on providing alternative digital banking solutions.

    Revolut Adds Support for Bitcoin Cash and Ripple

    | 2018/05/26 7:00 am