Bitcoinist has once again caught up with Mati Greenspan, Senior Market Analyst at eToro, the most popular social trading platform in the world with millions of users. Greenspan keeps a close eye on cryptocurrency markets and shares his thoughts on the recent Bitcoin price plunge and why he believes this current downtrend nothing out of the ordinary. The price could easily reach $2,000 or $20,000 in the next two months. Neither would surprise me very much.
Huobi Group — whose Huobi cryptocurrency exchange is in the global top three by volume — has announced the launch of the Huobi Chain Project (HCP), along with a $100 million USD funding plan to build a next-generation, autonomous, decentralized exchange platform. Huobi CEO: ‘We Firmly Believe in a Decentralized Future’ Huobi Group announced today the launch of the Huobi Chain Project, along with $100 million USD in funding to build “a next-generation self-regulating and decentralized
This week Bitcoinist sat down with Indian billionaire Prashant Mehta, a founding member of the Monaco based Billionaire’s Society. Mr. Mehta, of India’s prestigious Mehta family, has decided to invest significantly in SuchApp, the world’s first blockchain messenger and all-inclusive 5G ecosphere. The Mehta family has offices in New York, London, Antwerp, and Mumbai and have been pioneers in the diamond industry for more than eight decades. Prashant Mehta has managed Hallmark Diamonds, the largest
eSports industry is developing quite fast. Tournaments on principle disciplines gather more and more viewers every year. Young players appear on the stage and become real stars in the shortest possible time. Many cyber sportsmen attend multiple tournaments and become real superstars in no time. Several countries have gone even further and allocated an official status for eSports, equating cyber athletes with traditional sportsmen in terms of issuing visas and simplified control. Still, the industry has
When it comes to furthering the cause of global cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption, few startups are as dedicated as Decoin. Also known as “the coin of the people,” Decoin aims to be just that, with a completely decentralized blockchain-based exchange platform and a business model that redistributes revenues to coin holders. Bitcoinist recently caught up with Decoin CEO Shay Perry to learn more about the project and its upcoming ICO. Bitcoinist: What new aspect does
Stablecoins — particularly those backed by fiat currencies like the US dollar — are a hot topic in today’s cryptocurrency industry. Bitcoinist recently caught up with Rafael Cosman, CTO and Co-Founder of TrustToken, to talk about the company’s new USD-pegged stablecoin, it’s relationship to other stablecoins like Tether, and the price spike following TrueUSD’s listing on Binance. Here’s what he had to say. Bitcoinist: TrustToken is a platform to create asset-backed tokens, such as gold to gold tokens
Robert Shiller, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2013, holds that Bitcoin, among other cryptocurrencies, might be just another failed experiment. He touched on their complexity and the fact that they are connected with a yearning for social revolution. Robert Shiller is an esteemed Nobel prize winning economist who is known for his warnings about the dot-com and the housing bubbles. In an interview for CNBC, the professor at Yale University expressed
Bitcoinist recently caught up with Bernard Peh, one of only 56 Ethereum Certified developers in the world, and picked his brain on his current project, the state of the cryptocurrency market, and what being “Ethereum Certified” even means. Bitcoinist: You are one of only 59 Ethereum Certified developers in the world. What exactly does “Ethereum Certified” mean, exactly? BP: First of all, I like to congratulate B9lab for setting the golden standard in Ethereum Certification.
As you may remember, about a month ago, the trailer for a satirical short film with a cryptocurrency theme hit the internet. Well if you’ve been waiting on tenterhooks since then you can now relax, as the finished film is now available for viewing. Is it Any Good? Well, yes… although if you’ve seen the trailer then there won’t be many new surprises. The story follows two friends on their way to the pub, who encounter
Move over eBay, there’s a new marketplace in town! Ubcoin Market upends the traditional peer-to-peer marketplace model by not only giving users a place to buy and sell items, but to enable them to become crypto investors in the process. Bitcoinist sat down with founder Felix Khachatryan to learn more about Ubcoin Market and find out what the future holds for this innovative platform. Bitcoinist: Ubcoin aims to provide a marketplace where anyone can safely
Bitcoinist recently sat down with Eternal Trusts executive Mark Lea to discuss his involvement in the project as well as how it will benefit consumers both now and in the future. Eternal Trusts claims to be the world’s first blockchain platform for the pending acquisition of goods or services that aren’t yet available, including cloning or the restoration of the human neural network after cryonic preservation – whenever this becomes available both legally and ethically. To ensure
Bitcoinist spoke with co-founder of ICO Alert, Mike Finch, who shared his insight into the recent ban on Initial Coin Offering (ICO) advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Google social media platforms, how ICOs have been responding, and how it levels the playing field for quality ICOs to receive market attention. Bitcoinist: How have ICOs been responding to the ban on popular social media platforms? Mike Finch: There are two ways to look at this, for both
Bitcoinist spoke with Alexander Stern, legal attorney and founder of Attorney IO, to unpack the complexities related to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies taxes, potential loopholes for users, and how the IRS can easily track individuals using Bitcoin compared to fiat currencies. The fact that a lot of this is on a blockchain (and cannot be tampered with) does make the IRS smile. – Alexander Stern Bitcoinist: First, how and for how long has your law firm
Eligma is a cognitive commerce platform which aims to change the way people discover, purchase, track and resell items online by utilizing both artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. Bitcoinist sat down with CEO Dejan Roljic to learn more about the Eligma platform and how it will change the way consumers and merchants interact and do business. Bitcoinist: Eligma aims to disrupt e-commerce. What is the biggest problem with the industry today, and where does Eligma
Bitcoinist spoke with Darren Marble, CEO of CrowdfundX, a fintech marketing firm that uses artificial intelligence and digital marketing to help its clients acquire retail investors and shareholders at scale. His company was responsible for designing, producing, and marketing historic Reg A+ IPOs to NASDAQ, NYSE, and OTC Markets Group, as well as Security Token Offers (STOs) such as KodakCoin. I predict that NASDAQ, the NYSE, or OTC Markets Group will launch a token market.
Bitcoinist spoke with the one and only Max Keiser, Wall Street veteran and host of the Keiser Report, who explained why he’s bullish on BTC, expecting it to go well over $100,000. My view of the world-shaking tech that Bitcoin is has not changed. – Max Keiser Bitcoinist: The Keiser Report was probably the first show to cover Bitcoin as early as 2011. At what price did you first buy Bitcoin? Has your view of
Bitcoinist spoke with Saifedean Ammous, assistant professor of economics at Lebanese American University, Bitcoin economist, carnivore grill-master, and author of the new book, The Bitcoin Standard. I think Bitcoin is the most advanced and best form of money ever invented. –Saifedean Ammous Bitcoinist: First, why did you decide to write The Bitcoin Standard? Saifedean Ammous (SA): I found myself spending more and more time explaining and writing about the economics of Bitcoin to people as interest grew, and many
Zeroedge is the world’s first online casino that offers two unique advantages to the general online gambling public. Firstly, Zeroedgeruns exclusively on cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin for example) although, in this case, that cryptocurrency is Zeroedge Casinos own unique cryptocurrency called ZeroCoin. The second advantage, and by far the most significant, is the fact that Zeroedge, much like its name suggests, will be offering a true 0% house edge to its players. This essentially means that,
Bitcoinist once again caught up with David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, a $200 million dollar cryptocurrency fund. Drake explains why he’s still very bullish on Bitcoin price explaining why he believes it will hit $30K USD by the end of 2018. ‘Still Confident’ on 30K Bitcoin Price by Year’s End David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, who has also been involved in TMT (technology, media, telecoms), realty, hospitality, clean tech, energy, and social impact
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
Betrium is poised to take the online gaming/gambling industry by storm with its betting platform that is part bookmaker and part betting exchange. The first gambling platform to offer volatility stabilization and franchising, Betrium is attracting serious interest from investors and would-be partners. Bitcoinist recently sat down with the Betrium team to learn more about the platform and its future holds. Bitcoinist: For our first-time readers who might not be familiar with your platform, give
AstorGame is making a name for itself in the eSports and betting industry thanks to its unique blockchain blockchain-based gaming platform. Bitcoinist sat down with CEO and Co-Founder Mark Snizhinsky to find out what makes AstorGame so special and learn more about the utility of the platform’s ASTOR token. Bitcoinist: With such stiff competition in the online gaming/gambling space, what made you decide to launch AstorGame? MS: It is true that there are several companies
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