30 April 2018

Headlines Publicity Stunt Sees Bitcoin Logo Projected on Swiss Bank in ZurichA giant Bitcoin logo has been projected onto the Swiss National Bank in the centre of Zurich. A photograph of the building appeared on Twitter earlier today. Publicity Stunts Bring Attention to Bitcoin and Help Adoption The projection is thought to be the work […]

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29 April 2018

Headlines Analyst Predicts Ethereum Price to Hit a Record $2,500 in 2018Ethereum could rise fourfold to $2,500 and have a record-setting year this year, a financial consulting firm has predicted. “The price of Ethereum is predicted to increase significantly this year, and could hit $2,500 by the end of 2018 with a further increase by […]

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28 April 2018

Headlines Ethereum Foundation Developer Proposes Smart Contract Insurance FundEthereum Foundation developer Alex Van de Sande has unveiled a proposal for an insurance pool that he believes will mitigate the risk of network splits stemming from a desire to recover funds frozen due to code faults in smart contracts. Van de Sande, who is team lead […]

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27 April 2018

Headlines After Millions Raised, the SAFT Is Alive But Who Knows How WellA framework that strives to enable compliant U.S. token sales may have come under fire in the press, but it’s still widely used by entrepreneurs. France Is Cutting the Tax Rate for Retail Crypto TradersFrance is about to offer relief to amateur cryptocurrency […]

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26 April 2018

Headlines Samsung Reveals Record-Breaking Quarter Amid Crypto Mining DemandEarlier this year, Samsung expanded into mass producing ASIC chips for bitcoin mining, and the move is already paying off. Samsung had a blockbuster first quarter, as evidenced by the fourth straight quarter of record performance for operating income, the catalyst for which was demand for chips […]

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25 April 2018

Headlines Digital Currency Group Adds Zcash Offshoot ZenCash to Crypto Investment ListThe fork of a fork of zcash made it onto Digital Currency Group’s “conviction list.” Binance Founder Sued Over Venture Capital Funding DealsThe founder of the planet’s largest digital assets exchange platform has been sued over two potential funding deals from different venture capital […]

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24 April 2018

Headlines Iceland’s ‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Suspect Has Been ArrestedIceland’s alleged bitcoin mining computer thief Sindri Thor Stefansson, who escaped from prison last week, was arrested in Amsterdam Monday. EOS Price Rallies 15% as ‘Kimchi Premium’ Returns in South KoreaThe EOS price rallied by 15 percent on Tuesday, outpacing its peers amidst a comprehensive market advance. […]

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23 April 2018

Headlines Malta Is Fast Becoming a Central Hub for Cryptocurrency BusinessesWith huge names from the world of cryptocurrency making moves to call the island nation their home, Malta is emerging as something of a hub for digital currency activity. This is largely being driven by favourable legislation, as well as a Prime Minister who firmly […]

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22 April 2018

Headlines Russian Supreme Court Forces Local Court to Review Bitcoin Website BlockadeBitcoin and Russia have been at odds for quite some time now. The Eurasian nation has made its dislike for Bitcoin rather apparent. This culminated in a lot of Bitcoin-related websites being blocked by ISPs. The Supreme Court of Russia now forces the St. […]

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21 April 2018

Headlines South Korea’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange to Conduct ICO in SwitzerlandEarlier this week, mainstream media outlet News1 reported that Bithumb, South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, is conducting an initial coin offering (ICO) later this year to launch its own cryptocurrency Bithumb Coin. Bithumb Coin Some of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms valued at billions of […]

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20 April 2018

Headlines JPMorgan Trial Puts Debt Issuance on a BlockchainJPMorgan Chase has partnered with National Bank of Canada and others to trial a blockchain platform aimed to improve the debt issuance process. Bitcoin Helps Square’s Stock BounceJack Dorsey’s decision to support bitcoin trading in the Square Cash app is paying off. Payments platform Square Inc, of which Dorsey […]

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19 April 2018

Headlines Japanese Police Arrest 12 in $1.8 Million Fake Fiat/Bitcoin FraudA joint investigation between Tokyo and Hyogo police into an alleged fraud involving a bitcoin worth ¥190 million has led to the arrests of 12 individuals in total. First reported by the Japan Times last week, the alleged scam involved a Tokyo-based marketing firm executive […]

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18 April 2018

Headlines Indian Cryptocurrency Startup Challenges Central Bank Ban in Court PetitionAhead of its planned launch of a cryptocurrency exchange, an Indian crypto startup has filed a writ petition challenging the central bank’s mandate of stopping banks from providing services to the sector. Deeming the recent Reserve Bank of India (RBI) policy of prohibiting banks from […]

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17 April 2018

Headlines Coinbase Has a New Chief Financial OfficerOz Management Chief Financial Officer Alesia Haas is Coinbase’s new CFO effective Tuesday. Prosecutors: Options Seller Duped Investors With ‘Worthless’ CryptoA New York resident has been indicted on fraud charges for tricking residents into investing in worthless binary options and a proprietary token. Bitcoin Merchant Adoption Might Just […]

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16 April 2018

Headlines Vitalik’s Serious Joke: The Case for Ending Ethereum InflationCoinDesk examines the arguments for and against a proposal that would limit the total number of ether that could ever be issued. South Korea’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Holds $6 Billion On Behalf of UsersBithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea with a daily trading volume […]

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15 April 2018

Headlines A Hobbyist Crypto Trader’s Life in Tax HellThe spreadsheet got more and more complicated, until one day it took two minutes to load. Meet CoinDaddy: Mink Suit Wearing “Bitcoin Rapper” and Cryptocurrency EnthusiastSan Francisco, a city with a respected hip-hop scene that has spawned rappers like Too Short and Mac Dre, has produced another […]

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14 April 2018

Headlines Experts Predict Bitcoin Price to Reach $25,000 by 2018, $250,000 by 2022The bitcoin price crossed the $8,000 mark earlier this week, supported by a massive spike in buy volumes across all major cryptocurrency exchanges. Analysts explained that a sudden surge in demand from institutional investors and inflow of new capital may have triggered the […]

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13 April 2018

Headlines Confirmed: Yahoo Japan is Buying 40% Stake in Cryptocurrency ExchangeYahoo Japan is set to buy a minority stake in Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange BitARG with services primed for launch later this year. In significant news out of Japan on Friday, a domestic subsidiary of Yahoo Japan will be acquiring 40% of Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange BitARG, […]

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12 April 2018

Headlines Australian Power Company to Reopen Coal Power Plant to Mine BitcoinAn Australian power company have signed a contract with a cryptocurrency mining firm to provide them with cheap off-grid power. The IOT Group will be building a digital currency mining hub that’s actually inside a disused coal-fired power station in the Hunter Valley region. […]

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11 April 2018

Headlines EOS Leads Pack As Top 10 Cryptos See Price UpticksPrices for the largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization have risen during Wednesday’s trading session. Bank of America: Bitcoin Bubble Is Already PoppingIn an analytical note, Bank of America researchers called bitcoin one of the greatest bubbles in history. Alibaba’s Taobao Bars Crypto and ICOs in […]

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10 April 2018

Headlines Golem Arrives: One of Ethereum’s Most Ambitious Apps Is Finally LiveA long-awaited ICO project for allowing people to get paid for their extra CPU power launched on ethereum’s mainnet today. Ledger Wallet Users Can’t Access Their Bitcoin CashLedger hardware wallet users are still unable to access their bitcoin cash. Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Launches […]

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9 April 2018

Headlines Bitfinex Implicated in Laundering Drug Money, Polish Media ReportsBitfinex, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has been implicated in a Polish investigation into the Columbian drug cartel’s money laundering operation, local media outlets report. Last week, authorities in Poland seized 1.27 billion Polish zlotys (~$371 million) from bank accounts belonging to two companies […]

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8 April 2018

Headlines Soros, Rothschild, and Big Institutional Investors are Entering Bitcoin MarketThe cryptocurrency industry has always attracted speculators and market makers. Institutional investors have not shown much of an interest in Bitcoin until very recently. Slowly but surely, the tide will turn in favor of all cryptocurrencies. Financial moguls, including George Soros, the Rothschild family, and […]

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7 April 2018

Headlines Central Bank Cryptos, Vitalik Trolls and Hard Forks: This week in CryptoMake sure you check out last weeks post here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week.  Price Watch: Bitcoin is up 3%  this week gaining back some of the 20% it lost last week. The price was largely sideways this week […]

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6 April 2018

Headlines Vitalik Buterin Continues to Troll Tron over Whitepaper Plagiarism AllegationsApril Fool’s Day is over, but Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin is not quite finished poking fun at blockchain startup Tron over longstanding plagiarism allegations. Responding to a post from Tron Founder Justin Sun listing seven reasons why the project — which has still not yet […]

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5 April 2018

Headlines Hacked Verge Token Takes A Price HitPrivacy-focused cryptocurrency verge has suffered a hack in the last 24 hours, but the charts indicate better times may lie ahead. BitFlyer Adds Computer Language Co-Creator as AdvisorBlockchain company bitFlyer has tapped Tom Love to assist with its global expansion and enterprise blockchain initiatives. R3 Researcher: Central Bank Blockchain […]

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4 April 2018

Headlines ‘Lack of Understanding’ Derails Georgia’s Bitcoin Tax BillA Georgia bill to enable tax payments through cryptocurrencies failed to get out of committee, one of the measure’s sponsors said. Authorities Arrest Indonesian Student Alleged to Have Purchased Ecstasy with Bitcoin from the NetherlandsAn Indonesia student has been arrested after reportedly using bitcoin to purchase nine ecstasy […]

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3 April 2018

Headlines Knockout: SEC Charges Floyd Mayweather-backed ICO with FraudThe US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against the Centra Tech initial coin offering (ICO) on Monday, alleging that the token sale — which was promoted by legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather — was a fraudulent securities offering. SEC Halts ICO, Charges Founders with Fraud The […]

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2 April 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Leads Crypto Comeback after Market Briefly Dips Below $250 BillionThe Bitcoin price led a comprehensive cryptocurrency comeback on Monday after the market briefly dipped below $250 billion on Sunday. Altogether, 97 of the top 100 cryptocurrencies posted gains against the US dollar, enabling the cryptocurrency market cap to rise by $15.4 billion. […]

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1 April 2018

Headlines 120 Million? Vitalik Proposes Cap on Ether CryptocurrencyThe creator of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency has floated a possible change to the network’s long-opaque ether issuance policy. Decentralized Exchanges will Simplify the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem for End UsersBlockchain and cryptocurrency technology is new and boasts of an extremely fast-growing marketplace. The number of cryptocurrencies that are […]

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