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April 21, 2018

Markets Update: Altcoins Rally During Week of Bullish Action for Crypto

The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a strong week, with BTC, BCH, and many altcoins generating significant gains in recent days. There is considerable uniformity shared among major altcoin markets, with many cryptocurrencies recovering to test the 0.236% retracement areas after breaking above descending trendlines. Also Read: Kraken CEO Condemns “Hostile” Questionnaire Issued by New York AG BCH Gains Over BTC Whilst bitcoin (BTC) has made gains of 10%, this past week has seen Bitcoin Cash ..
April 21, 2018

3 Cryptocurrencies Likely to Beat Bitcoin for the Week of April 23

The market has finally turned bullish and there seem to be many diamonds in the rough left for finding. There are many major conferences coming up which is a very positive sign heading into summer. This week has a few specific cryptocurrencies which can yield significant returns in the near future. These cryptocurrencies include ZCL, ARY, and HIRE. State of the Market The price of BTC is still down over 50 percent since the highs of mid-December. This drop in the price of Bitcoin is less than t..
April 21, 2018

The Future of MEW: An Exclusive Interview with Founder Kosala Hemachandra

MyEtherWallet (MEW) exploded in popularity among ERC20 investors looking for a solid wallet, and also as a useful tool for ICOs. Two months ago, when MEW seemed to have rebranded to MyCrypto out of nowhere, the community was confused and outraged due to the limited and conflicting information that was released. For the first time since that event, Kosala Hemachandra, the founder of MEW, spoke with the Merkle about the company’s exciting next stages of growth. The Early Days of MEW and Ethereum ..
April 21, 2018

PR: Green Energy Crypto Credits.Energy ICO Is Now Live

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Credits.Energy, the “crypto with a mobile mining app that supports green energy,” aims to virtually eliminate the cost of supporting renewable energy. We asked Credits.Energy COO, Jared Wells, ..
April 21, 2018

Play Music on Jukebox.cash – a Bitcoin Cash Infused Global Playlist

Just recently a developer launched a new bitcoin-centric web application called Jukebox.cash, an online Jukebox that features a global playlist shared in real time. Users from all around the world can choose music video selections from Youtube for a fraction of bitcoin cash (BCH), and the video will be played on the Jukebox.cash platform. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Gains Advance 4% Above BTC Jukebox.cash an Online Jukebox That Plays a Global Playlist in Real-Time for Small Fractions of BCH A juk..
April 21, 2018

Surf Smart Contracts on the Waves Blockchain

You probably already know that the Waves blockchain is the fastest and arguably the most user-friendly currently in existence, but did you know that the platform’s next wave of technology — powerful, feature-rich smart contracts — is already on the horizon? What are Smart Contracts? A smart contract is a computer protocol intended to digitally facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract while allowing for the completion of credible, trackable and irreversible tra..
April 21, 2018

Change.org Petition to Get Verge on Adyen Might Not Matter All That Much

There is no shortage of ambition in the world of cryptocurrency. A lot of alternative cryptocurrencies aim to become the next Bitcoin, even though they will face a major uphill battle. For fans of the Verge altcoin, a new petition has gone live in order to see XVG added to Adyen. Another Potentially Useless Altcoin Petition When it comes to ensuring altcoins gain traction, there are various ways to go about things, though most efforts will prove to be unsuccessful in the long run. We have seen..
April 21, 2018

Canada’s CoinField Exchange to Add Ten Cryptocurrencies in 2018

Canada is quickly becoming a very popular country for cryptocurrency activity. Not only is there a growing interest in setting up mining operations there, but the competition among trading platforms is heating up as well. CoinField, one of the local exchanges, has big expansion plans for 2018. CoinField Goes big in Canada One has to acknowledge that there is very little information out there regarding cryptocurrency exchanges in Canada. A few years ago, major platforms were competing for the t..
April 21, 2018

Belarus-style Silicon Valley: Why Nobody Rushes Up Into Tax-Free ICOs?

Crypto business is now officially legalized and tax-free in Belarus: analysis, opinions, traps The "unprecedented" Decree on the Development of Digital Economy, signed by President Alexander Lukashenko in December, officially came into force on March 28 in the Republic of Belarus. The document signals a new dawn for the country, facilitating any form of cryptocurrency-related activity, and according to the leader should make Belarus “a tech country". The Cointelegraph editorial visited the pos..
April 21, 2018

Wendy McElroy: Here, There Is No State

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 7, Part 2. Here, there is no State. The core innovation of cryptocurrency is decentralization—the diffusion of functions or power across a broad network. The decentralization of crypto is what yanked financial control away from concentrated authorities, like central banks, and into the hands of individuals. Yet some people argue that decentralization does not exist in crypto. The argument comes from..
April 21, 2018

Silicon Valley VCs Want the SEC to Back off on Cryptocurrency Regulation

Even though things looked rather dire for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies throughout the first few months of 2018, things are changing in favor of this growing industry. Silicon Valley backers are showing an increasing appetite for volatile cryptocurrencies. As such, they are demanding that the SEC not label this form of money as securities. That is a pretty interesting endeavor, albeit one that may not necessarily have a positive outcome. Silicon Valley Opposes Bitcoin Regulation Ever sinc..
April 21, 2018

Love Turns Ugly as Woman Arrested for Bitcoin Murder-For-Hire Plot

A woman in Illinois is facing up to 20 years in prison for a Bitcoin murder-for-hire plot she put in place against the wife of the man she had an affair with. Love can make people do horrible things, especially when that love is directed at someone who is currently married to someone else. Tina Jones, a 31-year-old woman in Illinois, has been arrested by police and is being charged in a murder-for-hire plot in which Bitcoin plays a part. Twisted Love Tina Jones worked at the Loyola Medical Ce..
April 21, 2018

OTCBTC CEO Yi-Ting Cheng Plans to Run for Mayor of Taipei

It is safe to say that plenty of cryptocurrency enthusiasts have some degree of political ambition, and it seems there is an interesting development taking place where OTCBTC is concerned. The company’s CEO, Yi-Ting Cheng, has made it clear that he will run for mayor of Taipei. It’s a rather surprising development, but one that also makes a lot of sense for him. Running for Mayor of Taipei If there is one thing that has become painfully evident, it is that most politicians couldn’t care less ab..
April 21, 2018

Blockchain Start-Up To Help Public Own And Monetize Their Data

sponsored A company plans to help the public get paid for their personal information, all the while stopping businesses wasting billions a year on “bad data.” A Blockchain-driven data exchange is warning that internet users are being “economically disenfranchised” by data brokers to the tune of thousands of dollars a year, and plans to create a self-sovereign wallet that puts the public back in control of their personal information. Datawallet plans to help the public own and monetize their d..
April 21, 2018

Ether Capital Shares Commence Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange

The stock of cryptocurrency investment firm, Ether Capital, has commenced trading on Toronto-based NEO Exchange. The listing comes days after the company completed its previously announced “reverse takeover transaction” that saw the company rebrand from Ethereum Capital. Also Read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job — CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm Ether Capital Shares Commence Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange Ether Capital’s stock began trading on Toronto’s NEO Exchange on Thursday. As of ..
April 21, 2018

Crypto Markets Experience Slight Price Fluctuations After Recent Gains

After breaking $9,000 earlier today, Bitcoin is back around $8,700 as the market sees some small price fluctuations. The crypto markets are experiencing slight price variations after the recent uptick, with Bitcoin (BTC) breaking $9,000 earlier today, April 21, and Ethereum (ETH) briefly over $600, according to Coin360 data. BTC is now trading for around $8,700, up around 2 percent over a 24 hour period to press time. BTC dominance is slightly up from yesterday, now around 39.9 percent, accor..
April 21, 2018

How Various Countries Benefit & Suffer from Regulation Arbitrage Today

Initially dismissed as a fleeting, fringe trend by banks and regulating bodies, cryptocurrency was left largely untouched for a long time. For years, the crypto market was like the wild west. But as the cryptocurrency market and the hype around it continue to boom, financial players and governments are beginning to wake up, all scrambling to figure out just how they’ll conquer this new frontier while creating some serious arbitrage opportunities. [Editor’s note: This is a guest article submitt..
April 21, 2018

WikiLeaks Shop Reports Suspension Of Coinbase Account Due To Terms Of Service Violation

The WikiLeaks Shop has reported that their Coinbase account has been blocked due to an unnamed violation of the Terms of Service. WikiLeaks Shop, the merchandise arm of international anonymous publishing non profit WikiLeaks, reported on Twitter Friday, April 20, that their account with crypto wallet and exchange Coinbase has been blocked. ANNOUNCE: Coinbase has blocked the official @WikiLeaks shop from its platform without notice or explanation. You can continue to donate #Bitcoin to WikiLeak..
April 21, 2018

Third Co-Founder Of Centra Tech Charged With $25 Mln Securities Fraud

The US Department of Justice has reported the arrest of the third co-founder of the allegedly fraudulent Centra Tech. The third co-founder of crypto financial services startup Centra Tech Raymond Trapani has been arrested yesterday, April 20, and charged with securities and wire fraud of more than $25 mln associated with the company’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO), according to the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) press release April 20. The two other co-founders, Sohrab Sharma and Robert Farkas..
April 21, 2018

Korean Customs Service Toughens Regulations on Importing Mining Chips

The Korean Customs Service has added cryptocurrency mining hardware to its list of items required to meet safety requirements in order to be imported into the country. The announcement comes following a $1.2 million USD seizure of mining hardware in recent months, prompting concerns over the potential for poorly manufactured hardware to increase fire risks across the country. Also Read: Big Money Meets Secretly with Regulators to Protect Ethereum South Korea Announces New Regulatory Apparatus ..
April 21, 2018

Markets Update: Altcoins Rally During Week of Bullish Action for Crypto

The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a strong week, with BTC, BCH, and many altcoins generating significant gains in recent days. There is considerable uniformity shared among major altcoin markets, with many cryptocurrencies recovering to test the 0.236% retracement areas after breaking above descending trendlines. Also Read: Kraken CEO Condemns “Hostile” Questionnaire Issued by New York AG BCH Gains Over BTC Whilst bitcoin (BTC) has made gains of 10%, this past week has seen Bitcoin Cash ..
April 21, 2018

PR: Green Energy Crypto Credits.Energy ICO Is Now Live

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Credits.Energy, the “crypto with a mobile mining app that supports green energy,” aims to virtually eliminate the cost of supporting renewable energy. We asked Credits.Energy COO, Jared Wells, ..
April 21, 2018

Play Music on Jukebox.cash – a Bitcoin Cash Infused Global Playlist

Just recently a developer launched a new bitcoin-centric web application called Jukebox.cash, an online Jukebox that features a global playlist shared in real time. Users from all around the world can choose music video selections from Youtube for a fraction of bitcoin cash (BCH), and the video will be played on the Jukebox.cash platform. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Gains Advance 4% Above BTC Jukebox.cash an Online Jukebox That Plays a Global Playlist in Real-Time for Small Fractions of BCH A juk..
April 21, 2018

Wendy McElroy: Here, There Is No State

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 7, Part 2. Here, there is no State. The core innovation of cryptocurrency is decentralization—the diffusion of functions or power across a broad network. The decentralization of crypto is what yanked financial control away from concentrated authorities, like central banks, and into the hands of individuals. Yet some people argue that decentralization does not exist in crypto. The argument comes from..
April 21, 2018

Ether Capital Shares Commence Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange

The stock of cryptocurrency investment firm, Ether Capital, has commenced trading on Toronto-based NEO Exchange. The listing comes days after the company completed its previously announced “reverse takeover transaction” that saw the company rebrand from Ethereum Capital. Also Read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job — CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm Ether Capital Shares Commence Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange Ether Capital’s stock began trading on Toronto’s NEO Exchange on Thursday. As of ..
April 21, 2018

Korean Customs Service Toughens Regulations on Importing Mining Chips

The Korean Customs Service has added cryptocurrency mining hardware to its list of items required to meet safety requirements in order to be imported into the country. The announcement comes following a $1.2 million USD seizure of mining hardware in recent months, prompting concerns over the potential for poorly manufactured hardware to increase fire risks across the country. Also Read: Big Money Meets Secretly with Regulators to Protect Ethereum South Korea Announces New Regulatory Apparatus ..
April 21, 2018

PR: Final Opportunity to Participate in the MoneyToken Pre – Sale. Take Part Today in the Development of the Revolutionary Lending Platform

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The MoneyToken Pre-Sale has almost ended – with only one week left for contributions and the chance to enjoy Pre-Sale bonuses. Moneytoken is an innovative cryptocurrency-backed lending model wh..
April 21, 2018

Russia’s Supreme Court Overturns Decision to Block Bitcoin Website

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has struck down the ban imposed on the Bitcoininfo.ru portal. The outlet is one several dozens of crypto-related websites that have been taken offline by the Russian authorities in the past few years. The decision sets a precedent which and is likely to determine the faith of many other online editions. The ruling should also put an end to arbitrary decisions by Russian prosecutors and judges. Also read: Russian Supreme Court to Decide the Fate of Bi..
April 21, 2018

Taiwan Mining Chip Manufacturer Sees Record Sales Amid BTC Bounce

The world’s largest independent semiconductor manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported record sales during March 2018. TSMC’s president has attributed the company’s performance in part to demand for the hardware required to mine cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USD World’s Largest Semiconductor Manufacturer Reports Record Sales During a recent shareholder conference call, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing company announc..
April 20, 2018

No, Visa Doesn’t Handle 24,000 TPS and Neither Does Your Pet Blockchain

When it comes to measuring the speed of new blockchains, the comparison is always with Visa. Despite not being a blockchain, the 24,000 transactions per second Visa reportedly handles have attained mythical status. That figure is unquestioningly trotted out whenever scaling is discussed. In reality, claims of Visa’s throughput, as well as those of emerging blockchains, have been greatly exaggerated. Also read: The Bitcoin BCH Block Explorer Explodes With Blockchain Data Visa, Scaling, and the ..
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