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  • Traditional Investors Reveal Their Opinions on Bitcoin as Price Holds Near Record Levels
    Some traditional investors don’t understand or even fear Bitcoin, while others embrace it as the future. Several traditional investors have issued their opinions about Bitcoin as it continues to soar to record highs. During morning trading on December 8, 2017, the currency traded above $16,000 per token and even reached more than $18,000 in one market. Due to its phenomenal trading performance, several billionaire investors have voiced out their thoughts about the top-dog digital currency Bitcoin focusing on the idea that it lacks intrinsic value. Skepticism on its intrinsic value In his comment, legendary activist investor Carl Icahn says he cannot understand Bitcoin’s performance and he thinks that it is a bubble. “I don’t understand it… If you read history books about all of these bubbles…this is what this is.” Meanwhile, billionaire Warren Buffett, who is considered ...
    CoinTelegraph
    2 years ago
  • Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies Will Play Key Role in Society Says Yahoo’s Jerry Yang
    Internet services provider Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang said digital currencies will be key in the future, compares to early days of internet. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang claimed that the virtual currencies like Bitcoin will play a key role in the future of society. He even compared the volatility and technology of Bitcoin to the “early days of the Internet.” In an interview at the sidelines of the Fortune Global Forum held in China in late 2017, Yang said that Bitcoin and the other digital currencies like Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash are the future of the financial system, although they are not there yet. “Bitcoin as a digital currency is not quite there yet. People are not using it to transact. People are using it as an investable asset. I personally am a believer in where digital currency can ...
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    2 years ago
  • It’s Time to Change the Way We Measure Bitcoin
    With BTC/USD now running into five figures – seven if you include decimal points – bitcoin has become unwieldy. It’s time to consider alternative ways of measuring the cryptocurrency, especially when dealing with fractions of a coin. The average layperson can quote the price of 1 BTC, give or take. Ask them to calculate the value of .001 of a bitcoin however and their eyes glaze over. It’s time that was put right. Also read: Peer-to-Peer Bitcoiner Gets Year in Prison for Being Unlicensed The Case For a Better Denominated Bitcoin The notion of re-referencing bitcoin isn’t new; in fact it’s older than scaling debates. The most commonly floated solution, as addressed on these pages months ago, is to switch to the millibit. As we wrote at the time, “One mBTC, otherwise known as a millibitcoin, is one thousandth of a whole ...
    News.Bitcoin
    2 years ago
  • Coinbase Sends Customers Notice of Exchange Delays, Cautions on Risks of Cryptocurrency Investment
    Coinbase offers customer warning about exchange’s growing pains, risks of investing in cryptocurrency. The past week has been a huge one for Coinbase, as the exchange became the most downloaded app on the iTunes store, surpassing even YouTube. With all the demand, the site experienced unprecedented delays as well, leaving some customers frustrated. The company has since sent out a warning letter, encouraging customers to invest in responsible ways. The letter, sent to customers via email, explains that the company is obviously excited about the prospect of massive gains in their platform and are working hard to get customer support up to speed. Further, the post makes clear that investors should expect trading delays over time, as the platform continues to experience growing pains. Warning The email concludes with a rather stiff warning to investors about the risks associated with investing ...
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    2 years ago
  • Bitcoin Has A “Whale” Problem: 1,000 Investors Control Nearly Half The Market
    If Jay Gould were alive today, he would've traded bitcoin. Perhaps the most blatant hypocrisy perpetrated by bitcoin evangelists is their insistence that bitcoin and other digital currencies represent a return to a truly democratic financial system beyond the control of banks and other special interests, where players small and large can earn enormous profits simply by HODLing. Of course, this idealistic take couldn’t be further from the truth. As Bloomberg points out, the markets for bitcoin and most of its cryptocurrency clones more closely resemble the US equity market of the Gilded Age, where a handful of powerful traders and brokers colluded to move prices in their favor. And because securities laws at the time were virtually nonexistent, the big players minted suckers with impunity. According to Bloomberg, about 1,000 so-called “whales” control 40% of the bitcoin in circulation, ...
    ZeroHedge
    2 years ago
  • Flying for the Holidays? This Airline is Accepting Bitcoin and Ethereum
    As the number of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency users is steadily increasing, one airline is planning to offer payment options in both Bitcoin and Ethereum.  Shopping with Bitcoin Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may currently be mostly used for investment purposes, but they can also be used to buy services and goods. Many companies want to attract more customers through innovative measures. One of these measures is allowing customers to pay with their favorite cryptocurrencies. Services like Bitpay, Coinbase, and Shopify have made it very easy for online-retailers to adopt this new payment method. The most notable example of retail adoption is the e-commerce store Overstock, which is currently experimenting with various cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Nevertheless, not all online platforms are happy with cryptocurrency payments. Recently, the online gaming platform giant Steam announced that it would stop accepting Bitcoin as payment method ...
    Bitcoinist
    2 years ago
  • Bitcoin Mania Hits Craigslist: Sellers Can Now Use Cryptocurrency As Method Of Payment
    Anyone keeping track can add Craigslist to the list of companies getting involved in Bitcoin mania, as the online marketplace recently began allowing sellers the ability to indicate that they will accept cryptocurrency when advertising goods or services through the online marketplace.  The change was noticed by a Reddit user on Thursday in the "posting details" section of the Craigslist seller's page, right next to the "include "more ads by this user" link" box. Yes - now anyone can accept cold, hard, digital currency for their coveted Beanie Baby collection, exercise equipment clothing racks, or suspiciously expensive massage services. Craigslist joins a growing number of companies adopting cryptocurrency options for their customers, including online gaming platform Steam, Overstock.com, Tesla, Newegg, Microsoft, and Virgin Galactic - where just $15 bitcoins (at $16,429/BTC) will eventually buy a $250,000 trip into space next year. Three weeks ago Twitter ...
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    2 years ago
  • Bulgarian Official Denies Country Possessing $3.2 Billion in Bitcoin
    In May, a series of raids by Bulgarian law enforcement were reported to have resulted in the seizure of over 213,000 BTC, at the time valued at more than half a million dollars and now worth $3.2 billion USD. Yesterday, however, the head of Bulgaria’s Special Prosecutor’s Office, Ivan Geshev, stated that the Prosecutor’s Office and the Interior Ministry did not seize the bitcoins. Also Read: Bankers Have Shut Down All of Bulgaria’s Bitcoin Exchanges Today, the Seized Bitcoins Are Estimated to Be Worth 6% of the Bulgarian GDP On May 19 of this year, European authorities announced the successful execution of a joint operation in conjunction with the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC) that had successfully resulted in the seizure of 213,519 bitcoins. The bitcoins were taken from a criminal group comprised of “Bulgarian nationals [with] connections in the ...
    News.Bitcoin
    2 years ago
  • Decentralized Gold Mining Platform GOLDEA Launched First ICO Round
    Gold has always been considered one of the most reliable investment assets. Unlike paper currencies, which lose their value because of inflation, gold tends to maintain its purchasing power within time. Due to its unique characteristics, the material is being widely used in healthcare and aerospace industries, as well as in the production of smartphones, computers, and microprocessors. Moreover, world’s central banks have started to expand their gold reserves, thus driving demand for this precious metal. Despite the ongoing growth of the industry, which hit more than $1 trillion last year, it is still inefficient for developers to launch gold mining projects. When offering gold mining investment opportunities, banks mainly give priority to financial giants, making it difficult for other investors to make profit on gold mining. Overall, only 0,5% of people worldwide have an opportunity to invest in gold ...
    CoinSpeaker
    2 years ago
  • Peter Thiel: Investment Philosophy, Bitcoin And A.I.
    An interview with billionaire venture capitalist and co-founder Valar Ventures, Peter Thiel. In this interview, Peter discusses how he approaches investing and what sectors he is most interested in. Peter also talks about Bitcoin and the impact of A.I on society. Get Our Icahn eBook! Get our entire 10-part series on Carl Icahn and other famous investors in PDF for free! Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet or print it! Sign up below. Peter Thiel: Investment Philosophy, Bitcoin And A.I. The post Peter Thiel: Investment Philosophy, Bitcoin And A.I. appeared first on ValueWalk. ...
    ValueWalk
    2 years ago
  • Bitcoin for Beginners: Which Cryptocurrency Exchange Should I Use?
    It’s a question which surfaces daily on Telegram, Twitter, and Reddit: “Which exchange should I join?” The cheapest and most reliable means of purchasing cryptocurrency is generally through an exchange which will take your fiat currency and swap it for crypto. But with dozens of exchanges to choose from, each offering different features and currencies, the choice can be bewildering. The following guide will help you make an informed decision. Also read: Getting Bitcoin on Grandma’s Android Phone: 3 Easy Steps What’s in an Exchange? There’s a number of factors to weigh up when choosing a cryptocurrency exchange. These include customer service, uptime, security, track record, currency pairs, ease of use and – most importantly – whether it’s accessible from your country. The following list provides a rundown of the features and benefits of some of the web’s most popular exchanges. ...
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    2 years ago
  • NYSE Owner Admits ‘We May Be Stupid’ for Not Being First on Bitcoin Futures
    Jeff Sprecher, CEO of Intercontinental Exchange Inc. and owner of the NYSE seems to be having second thoughts about letting his competitors launch Bitcoin futures trading first. It is by now very well known that Bitcoin futures trading is set to launch on both CME and CBOE this month and the extreme volatility we’ve seen in the price of Bitcoin over the last 48 hours or so is likely representative of this fact. Chicago-based CBOE is set to launch its futures offerings on Sunday and, as markets open in the US on Monday morning, we should start to get some idea of demand for the asset and – just as importantly – the spread of opinion as to where Bitcoin goes next (that’s what futures are designed to represent, after all). CME Group, also based in Chicago, will launch its identical (for all ...
    Bitcoinist
    2 years ago
  • As Mainstream Adoption Grows, Bitcoin Can No Longer Be Stopped
    Digital currency has passed the tipping point where it can no longer be stopped, though questions remain over regulation and fraud. The recent rise in Bitcoin’s value has initiated varied reactions from different quarters of the industry. While holders of the cryptocurrency are excited with the extraordinary profit generated from their investment, some merchants are becoming more reluctant to accept Bitcoin because of its high volatility. As Bitcoin’s price (and adoption) soars, more attention is being paid to the cryptocurrency, both by enthusiasts and regulators. Of course, the two sides often are far apart in their views. Still much to behold Varun Satyam, Co-Founder and CBO of almora.io thinks that more attention should be paid to how adoption will play out in developing nations. Satyam is of the opinion that Bitcoin has crossed the line where it can no ...
    CoinTelegraph
    2 years ago
  • When traffic grows: How blockchain platforms fight for bandwidth
    The growing popularity of blockchain as a reliable and transparent technology has led to high expectations. Users expect that ‘block’ technology will not only exclude any possible risks, but will also allow fast transactions to take place. Most recently, however, popular blockchain platforms do not always perform. The application Cryptokitties – the second most popular ...
    BitcoinWarrior
    2 years ago
  • Bitcoin Collapse, Equity ‘Flash Crash’, & The Fed Loses Control: Saxo’s ‘Outrageous Predictions’ For 2018
    Via Saxo Bank: We’ve delved deep again this year in penning our annual list of 10 Outrageous Predictions. As usual, we roam the world and ride roughshod over consensus in sniffing out these supposedly highly unlikely events with underappreciated potential – events that could have tremendous implications if they come to pass. Enjoy! 2017 was supposed to be the year of volatility. We entered the year with existential concerns in Europe ahead of key national elections, US policy concerns due to bull-in-the-china-shop President-elect Donald Trump, and Chinese policy concerns as markets eyed October’s 19th Party Congress. All in all, it seemed as if this would be the year we would see more a more rambunctious monetary policy impulse and more dramatic gyrations in global markets. Instead, the EU elections went off smoothly on balance while the European Central Bank’s supply ...
    ZeroHedge
    2 years ago
  • Banks Hesitate To Offer Brokerage Services For Bitcoin Futures
    At least initially, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. among others will not facilitate customer involvement in bitcoin futures, which will be launched by CBOE this Sunday. However, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will provide access for select customers. ...
    ETHNews
    2 years ago
  • Zcash Sets Roadmap for Blockchain Upgrades in 2018
    The zcash development team is planning a series of network upgrades for next year, according to a roadmap published today. ...
    CoinDesk
    2 years ago
  • Shining Light On An Honest Ticketing Industry With Blockchain
    Banks and governments are even clamoring to apply blockchain solutions, and Gartner research recently named it one of the most important upcoming technology revolutions.When evaluating the potential of a new blockchain innovation or platform, there are two main factors to consider: impact and fit. Impact refers to how many and how large the industries that it affects are. Fit refers to how much benefit they can bring to that industry. One application that has shown a lot of promise lately in terms of both impact and fit is the ticketing and entertainment industries. Impact-wise the market is huge: it will grow to around $25 bln annually in the next couple of years. But what is more interesting is fit between ticketing and Blockchain technology; considering that tickets are basically digital tokens that designate ownership of an intangible good (the ...
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    2 years ago
  • Shining Light On an Honest Ticketing Industry with Blockchain
    Banks and governments are even clamoring to apply blockchain solutions, and Gartner research recently named it one of the most important upcoming technology revolutions.When evaluating the potential of a new blockchain innovation or platform, there are two main factors to consider: impact and fit. Impact refers to how many and how large the industries that it affects are. Fit refers to how much benefit they can bring to that industry. One application that has shown a lot of promise lately in terms of both impact and fit is the ticketing and entertainment industries. Impact-wise the market is huge: it will grow to around $25 bln annually in the next couple of years. But what is more interesting is fit between ticketing and Blockchain technology; considering that tickets are basically digital tokens that designate ownership of an intangible good (the ...
    CoinSpeaker
    2 years ago
  • Moscow’s Ethereum Voting System Launches
    Moscow’s government has launched an Ethereum-based blockchain on which it will hold votes through its Active Citizen program. Participants will establish themselves as nodes in this network using a Parity client. ...
    ETHNews
    2 years ago
  • U.S. Senate Mulls Reporting Requirements for Cryptocurrencies
    American Bitcoin holders may soon have to report their holding to the United States government.First introduced on May 25, 2015, by Sen. Chuck Grassley [R-IA], Senate Bill S.1241, the “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” can have serious implications for those involved in the cryptocurrency space. The hearing for S.1241 was held with virtually no public notice on November 28, 2017; the full two-hour hearing can be viewed here.Currently, the definition of “financial institution” includes banks, trust companies, credit unions, currency exchanges and the like. But according to Section 5312(a) of title 31, the new bill would amend the definition of “financial institution” to include “an issuer, redeemer, or cashier of prepaid access devices, digital currency, or any digital exchanger or tumbler of digital currency.” This is most specifically embedded in Section 13: Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] said ...
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    2 years ago
  • Next Generation Blockchain-based Financial Platform Trade.io Set to Launch ICO
    So much has already been said about the problematic practices within the global trading system. In the wake of the financial crisis about a decade ago, regulators promised reform that would avert a similar turn of events. Unfortunately, the banks have gotten bigger and badder since the 2008 crisis and their operations have gotten more opaque. By now we know that the emerging decentralized ledger technology lends itself quite well to solving some of the intrinsic issues with financial institutions. While this technology has thus far been limited to the crypto-world, trade.io’s highly experienced team plans to go beyond that. Trade.io in a Nutshell Trade.io is an exchange platform that harnesses the benefits of blockchain technology like transparency, ironclad security and low fees to enhance trading. This platform comes with several unique features like its advanced base network, asset-based ...
    CoinSpeaker
    2 years ago
  • BTC Futures Leading to Token Value Manipulation?
    The Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission – Andrew Busch, during an interview on CNBC pointed out that Bitcoin Futures might hoist up a challenge of preventing institutional price manipulation through them. Having the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group and Nasdaq declare that they will initiate Bitcoin Futures in the weeks to come – the rage... Source ...
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    2 years ago
  • Bitcoin Prices Spark Demand for Washington’s Cheap Electricity
    Bitcoin Prices Spark Demand for Washington’s Cheap Electricity The Central Washington region of the U.S. is reporting surging demand from bitcoin miners for its cheap hydroelectric power. With the cryptocurrency’s recent price gains, bitcoin mining has become more attractive, according to John Stoll, managing director of customer utilities at Chelan Public Utility District (PUD). As… The post Bitcoin Prices Spark Demand for Washington’s Cheap Electricity appeared first on Altcoin Today. ...
    AltCoinToday
    2 years ago
  • Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan: Bitcoin Not Rational
    Former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan’s policies were instrumental to one of the worst ever economic meltdowns. Today, he errs once again. He views gold as the ultimate currency and scorns Bitcoin. He argues that “Bitcoin is not rational,” and compares it with a fiat currency that the U.S. Continental Congress issued in 1775. Greenspan Is a Gold Standard Champion Greenspan’s views of the economy continue to be obsolete. He is a proponent of the gold standard and of printing fiat money. In August 2011, he declared: The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default. He is a gold enthusiast. “I view gold as the primary global currency,’’ he affirms. And, in his paper entitled “Gold and Economic Freedom,” ...
    Bitcoinist
    2 years ago
  • Trade.io – Blockchain Trading Platform Makes Traders Owners and Shares the Profits
    Has the post-2008 bank cleanup allowed the banks to mop up more client money? Despite tighter financial regulation, banks are behaving like teenagers with no house rules. Not only are financial services fees rising, but it is becoming harder to see what big banks are doing with their money.  In fact, about 10 percent of big money trades now take place in the ‘dark pool’—faceless financial exchanges where traders can hide their identity. The operation of financial services on the Blockchain is proving that innovation can succeed where regulations are failing. Over the digital ledger, cryptographic proofs replace intermediaries and their high fees while a smart contract monitors compliance in real time. Conducting financial transactions over a peer network of transparent nodes is rebuilding trust in the financial system. A self-regulating repository of the truth Trade.io is one of ...
    NewsBTC
    2 years ago
  • ETHNews Exclusive | RIAT Institute For Future Cryptoeconomics: The Study Of What’s To Come
    The advent of blockchain technology has opened up new, interdisciplinary verticals of value across the globe. As the world rewires itself to capture the advantageous deliverables of Web 3.0, the new field of cryptoeconomics will play a leading role in developing the society of tomorrow. ...
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    2 years ago
  • Three Times as Much Bitcoin Cash Has Been Claimed as Bitcoin Gold
    The public’s appetite for forked coins seems to be diminishing. Data shows that around 6.6 million BCH has been claimed to date, compared to just 2.2 million BTG. There’s still time for more bitcoin gold to be claimed, but thus far most holders have been deterred from doing so. Reasons include BTG’s low value compared to BTC, and the perceived risk of splitting bitcoin via a third-party tool in order to claim forked coins. Also read: More Bitcoin Fork Clones on the Way: Bitcoin God Will Be Born Xmas Day Forked Coins: Free Cash or a Waste of Time? Of the bitcoin forks to have occurred this year, bitcoin cash has been the most popular. In terms of uptake, value, and adoption, BCH is the market leader by far. This much can be gleaned simply by looking at the market prices ...
    News.Bitcoin
    2 years ago
  • Three Times as Much Bitcoin Cash Has Been Claimed as Bitcoin Gold
    The public’s appetite for forked coins seems to be diminishing. Data shows that around 6.6 million BCH has been claimed to date, compared to just 2.2 million BTG. There’s still time for more bitcoin gold to be claimed, but thus far most holders have been deterred from doing so. Reasons include BTG’s low value compared to BTC, and the perceived risk of splitting bitcoin via a third-party tool in order to claim forked coins. Also read: More Bitcoin Fork Clones on the Way: Bitcoin God Will Be Born Xmas Day Forked Coins: Free Cash or a Waste of Time? Of the bitcoin forks to have occurred this year, bitcoin cash has been the most popular. In terms of uptake, value, and adoption, BCH is the market leader by far. This much can be gleaned simply by looking at the market prices ...
    News.Bitcoin
    2 years ago
  • I Hope Bitcoin Will Plunge So I Can Afford to Buy More
    Bitcoin is the fastest-growing, most profitable asset in the world this year, beating all other assets: stocks, bonds, gold, oil, real estate… name it! Bitcoin for now is niche investment. In the few last months alone, Bitcoin prices have shot past $5,000 to successive new highs that saw peak at over $18,000. So now Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization of more than... Source ...
    EthereumWorldNews
    2 years ago
  • Precious Metals Pounded As Bitcoin Soars To Best Week Since 2013
    Could be worse, you could be short Bitcoin this week...   Nasdaq closed lower for the 2nd week in a row - the first such consecutive loss since August...   Retailers were squeezed to the best gains on the week, financials rallied solidly but Tech fall back to unch...   Gold tumbled 2.5% this week (biggest weekly drop in 7 months) as Bitcoin soared 40% (its best weekly gain since Dec 2013)   FANG Stocks rose on the week with an opening bid every day...   High Tax stocks outperformed low tax...   Treasury yields rose marginally on the week..   But 30Y ended practically unchanged...   And the yield curve ended flatter on the week...   The Dollar index rose all five days this week, the first 5 day win ...
    ZeroHedge
    2 years ago
  • Disrupting Cryptocurrency Exchange Market
    Cryptocurrency and blockchains in 2017 are like a crystal ball: everyone from slack entrepreneurs to corporate giants seems to look into it and see their future business model. If we are to turn to the numbers for cryptocurrency market growth, we have this: in one year the whole industry capitalization exploded from 13 to 300 billion US dollars. Mind-blowing, huh? But with this exponential growth, the cryptocurrency exchange market is still in its infancy and presents a perfect storm for disruption. One of the most common trading instruments is an exchange arbitrage. It is a commonly known trading strategy based on the difference between the price for the same asset at different exchanges. Arbitration possibilities open up when there is a variation of prices for the asset obtained by means of sell-purchase chain through transitory assets. In this case ...
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    2 years ago
  • Blockchain app company BlockApps expands partnership network
    BlockApps, the world’s first company to provide blockchain training and technology for application building, is expanding its exclusive partner program. The program, which already includes major technology players... Blockchain app company BlockApps expands partnership network was published on CryptoNinjas. ...
    CryptoNinjas
    2 years ago
  • France to allow blockchain for trading unlisted securities
    PARIS (Reuters) - The French government opened the way on Friday for trading unlisted securities using blockchain digital ledgers with the adoption of new rules aimed at improving Paris' image as a center for financial innovation. ...
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    2 years ago
  • Coinbase: This Bitcoin App Is Being Download Most After Price Surge
    Bitcoin value is rising faster than anyone expected, and the recent boom is unprecedented. The cryptocurrency has had its share of fluctuations, but recently it’s smashed records at well over $10000 per coin. This unexpected surge in pricing has prompted a huge amount of downloads for bitcoin app Coinbase, making it the number one most popular app in the Apple App Store. Image source: Coinbase.comThe Rise of Bitcoin The soar of bitcoin prices comes just a few weeks after a major crash that shook investor confidence. The market is currently incredibly volatile, so there’s definitely a possibility that this boom won’t last, but there’s some exciting news that may suggest that the currency could avoid these major crashes. Major US exchanges Cboe Global Markets and rival CME Group are in the process of starting bitcoin futures contracts. This addition will ...
    ValueWalk
    2 years ago
  • Can Cryptocurrencies Really Undermine Sanctions?
    Digital assets may be an effective means for skirting sanctions in the short term because the understandings that some regulators have of the cryptospace are shaky at best. Once these parties get up to speed, though, virtual currencies may prove no better-suited to this end than their fiat counterparts. As usual, the distant future is too far off to speculate about in any kind of meaningful way. ...
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    2 years ago
  • Biggest Cybersecurity Risks For 2018 Include Blockchain, Machine Learning
    The end of the year is approaching fast, and now is the perfect time to review your cybersecurity practices, especially if you’ve bought any new gadgets or if you run your own business. To help you get ahead of the curve, a reputable cybersecurity firm has put together a list of the biggest cybersecurity risks for 2018. cristianrodri17 / PixabayBiggest cybersecurity risks for 2018 now include Internet of Things The Internet of Things is really starting to take off as a growing number of people buy smart speakers like the Google Home or Amazon Echo and start connecting smart appliances and fixtures to them. Unfortunately though, those very smart devices could end up being the weak point in your cybersecurity, according to Trend Micro researchers. They note that we’ve already had two examples of how IoT devices could be hacked ...
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    2 years ago
  • Bulgarian Banks Limit Bitcoin Exchanges, Authorities Hold $3 Billion In Limbo
    Cryptocurrency still depends largely on fiat touchpoints. As banks prevent cryptocurrency exchanges from operating in Bulgaria, it’s unclear how the situation will shake out. Meanwhile, Bulgarian authorities themselves hold a massive number of bitcoins. ...
    ETHNews
    2 years ago
  • Innovation For Traveling On Blockchain
    Blockchain for travel? Yep - its possible with TravelChain. Booking travel in the US has been basically dominated by two major companies, Expedia and Priceline (who own all the other major sites). But Blockchain technology is about to change all that through a new non-profit system offered by TravelChain. The company has announced that it will provide users a methodology for booking travel that will bypass the current travel monopoly in the US. The concept is to use Blockchain to incentivize its users for posting feedback on travel using TravelTokens, the internal cryptocurrency for the system. The announcement was followed by the presentation of the platform to the participants at BlockShow Asia this year. The team has coined the term ‘travelution’ - a revolution in the way travel takes place. The announcement was a statement on the platform, and the many ways ...
    CoinTelegraph
    2 years ago
  • Markets Update: Bitcoin Markets Retrace to the $15,000 Area
    The price of bitcoin has undergone a significant retracement today, trading within a 20% range, having fallen from an all-time high of over $17,000 to establish support at just below $14,000. As of this writing, the price is consolidating in the $15,000 area. Also Read: Study Finds Majority of ICOs Do Not Provide Adequate Information to Investors The Bitcoin Markets Have Undergone a Much-Anticipated Retracement Bitcoin broke above $10,000 for the first time on the 29th of November before consolidating for several days and then ramping up to break above $12,000 on December 6th. The break above $12,000 accelerated to produce two days of parabolic bullish momentum, with prices driving up to set a new all-time high of $16,667 on Bitstamp, $17,171 USD on Bitfinex, and $19,340 USD on Coinbase. Today’s retracement has caused the stochastic RSI to test the 80 ...
    News.Bitcoin
    2 years ago
  • SEC Commissioner Defends Bitcoin Expert Against Union Director’s Verbal Assault
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    2 years ago
  • Bulgarian Banks Block Accounts of Crypto Exchanges
    Bulgarian banks fear cryptocurrency risks, blocking bank accounts of major crypto exchanges. Yesterday afternoon several major banks in Bulgaria terminated accounts held by the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges. The banks are also blocking transfers to and from international Bitcoin exchanges. The country’s affected exchanges have temporarily suspended their services. Crypto exchanges that offer crypto to fiat transactions very much rely on traditional fiat banking. But the anonymous nature of cryptocurrency means that it is riskier to transact in, given that transactions are difficult to reverse. This week in Bulgaria major banks decided to do away with this risk by force. The swift move to block accounts held by Bulgarian crypto exchanges was evidently a coordinated decision made by Bulgaria’s top banks. The move was unrelated to any explicit government decision or regulation. Participating banks appear to be trying to mitigate ...
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    2 years ago
  • Wall Street and Chicago Big Names are joining the Bitcoin Wagon
    Bitcoin has proven itself as a great digital asset thanks to the tremendous increase in its price. After a great deal of reluctance, Wall Street and Chicago financial pros have also joined the Bitcoin bandwagon, looking to get a share of what this digital currency offers. Earlier in the year, we saw Wall Street pros such as Josh Brown and Bill Miller testing the Bitcoin waters, stating that if the digital currency survived the August split, then it would likely gain traction among financial industry professionals. Many industry experts have been skeptical about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, with many claiming that it cannot sustain the high prices and that it’s just a bubble waiting to pop. The true believers of this cryptocurrency have been pressing on, investing their hard-earned paychecks in the hope of future profits as the prices continues to hit ...
    Bitcoinist
    2 years ago
  • Nicehash Loses $70m Worth of Bitcoin Due to Security Breach
    Nicehash Loses $70m Worth of Bitcoin Due to Security Breach   Cryptocurrency and related activities have attracted the attention of many cybercriminals. In most cases, these criminals go after exchange users or online wallet services. However, they will target any other service which stores Bitcoin balances at some point. In the case of Nicehash, a… The post Nicehash Loses $70m Worth of Bitcoin Due to Security Breach appeared first on Altcoin Today. ...
    AltCoinToday
    2 years ago
  • Nicehash Loses $70m Worth of Bitcoin Due to Security Breach
    Nicehash Loses $70m Worth of Bitcoin Due to Security Breach   Cryptocurrency and related activities have attracted the attention of many cybercriminals. In most cases, these criminals go after exchange users or online wallet services. However, they will target any other service which stores Bitcoin balances at some point. In the case of Nicehash, a… The post Nicehash Loses $70m Worth of Bitcoin Due to Security Breach appeared first on Altcoin Today. ...
    AltCoinToday
    2 years ago
  • 10 Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Tokyo Police Unite to Fight Cyber Crime
    Ten Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges have signed an agreement with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department to collaborate to prevent cyber crime. Along with growing bitcoin adoption in Japan is the number of cybercrime cases including unauthorized access to online accounts and money laundering. Also read: Japan Increases Lead – Approves Another Four New Cryptocurrency Exchanges 10 Exchanges Collaborate Ten of Japan’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges signed an “agreement on countermeasures against cybercrime” with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday. This move is “in response to the increasing number of crimes targeting digital currencies online such as bitcoin,” Sankei Shimbun described. The exchanges are SBI Virtual Currencies, Bitflyer, Bitpoint Japan, GMO Coin, Coincheck, Bit Trade, Quoine, Bitbank, Btc Box, and Money Partners. All of the companies have been licensed by the Japanese Financial Services Authority (FSA) to legally operate as digital currency exchanges, except ...
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    2 years ago
  • Transaction Fees Continue to Cripple the Bitcoin Network
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  • Pat Buchanan Exposes “The Nutball The Neocons Wanted In NATO”
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  • UN Appoints New Commissioner To Blockchain Initiative
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  • UN Appoints New Commissioner To Blockchain Initiative
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