Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly has approved the decree on the use of cryptocurrencies and the country's new "oil-backed" currency, after repeatedly declaring the Petro illegal. The new currency began its initial coin offering last
What are application specific integrated circuits and why are cryptocurrency communities freaking out about them?
Cryptocurrency Market Backed With $26 Billion Family Fund...He's well known in financial circles as a ruthless opportunist willing to crush anyone that stands in his way. Tens of thousands of people recently signed a petition requesting the White H
Ever since ICO mania exploded in early 2017, Switzerland has served as Europe's de facto crowdsale launchpad. Financial authorities have welcomed crypto startups, and the likes of Tezos, Mysterium, and Arcblock have all heeded that call. Guidelines
On April 3, 2018, the Chinese based firm Bitmain Technologies had launched it's latest miner the Antminer E3. The new pre-manufactured mining rig processes the hashing algorithm Ethhash, the PoW consensus protocol for the Ethereum network. Lately,
Just recently at the Satoshi's Vision Conference in Japan the co-founder of the Tokyo Bitcoin Cash Meetup, Ken Shishido, discussed how he has been promoting BCH adoption in the country.
Highly Technocratic Sweden is the world leader in driving cash out of society, opting for all digital transactions.
A number of social media networks, forums and platforms have been cracking down on bitcoin-related news stories recently. This desire to protect users against cryptocurrency scams is also hurting legitimate voices. So join the hundreds of thousands o
Big players in the cryptocurrency space have set up their own private network for OTC trading, buying and selling billions every month among their little club. And instead of using Bloomberg, Symphony or anything of that caliber usually employed by t
It's coming close to a decade since the creation of the bitcoin network and the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The protocol has produced a great deal of users, infrastructure, businesses and influential parties like developers and miners. Since the begi
This week our team launched the newly designed Bitcoin.com Store after some prior construction and updates. Now the Bitcoin.com Store is open to the public once again with the hottest bitcoin cash merchandise and cryptocurrency swag available for pur
In what is turning into a real cautionary tale for the cryptocurrency community about the need to be wary of celebrity's power, along with skepticism about most initial coin offerings (ICOs), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announce
James Wagner, Extensions Platform Product Manager of Google, took to the behemoth's Chromium Blog on Monday in a post titled, Protecting Users from Extension Cryptojacking. "Starting today," Mr. Wagner explained, "Chrome Web Store will no lon
No sooner had I penned my editorial on how "The Petroyuan Was Born This Week" than the next piece of the puzzle arrived: China is set to start buying oil directly with yuan this year. You may not know it, but this could be one of the most importa
Now bitcoin can provide economic researchers a new tool for exposing both currency manipulation and capital controls, in a way never thought possible before due to a lack of a perfect benchmark. This is done using similar methods to those arbitrage t
After seeming to be outright hostile to incorporating Cashaddr, a way to distinguish easily between bitcoin core and bitcoin cash addresses, popular hardware cold storage wallet company Trezor confirmed its integration is on the way.
Just days after Beijing officially launched Yuan-denominated crude oil futures (with a bang, as shown in the chart below, surpassing Brent trading volume) which are expected to quickly become the third global price benchmark along Brent and WTI, Chi
It has been promised for 25 years. Its coming has been heralded as a world-changing event.
Despite a brief bounce overnight, cryptos are sliding once again with Bitcoin below $7,000; Ethereum below $400; and Ripple back below 50c.
A number of pieces have to fall into place before the petrodollar moves into second place...
Ford has been issued a patent for "Apparatus and methods […] for vehicle-to-vehicle cooperation to marshal traffic." The patent indicates that Ford is seeking to use cryptocurrency technology as a means for cars to communicate with each other w
With thousands of cryptocurrency tokens tradable on exchanges, and thousands more registered as ERC20s, confusion is inevitable. Many share extremely similar names and some have identical abbreviations. On Wednesday, one token pumped by 300% after a
Ripple will donate $29 million to schools. Let's view this for what it really is: An advertising stunt.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been researching how to formulate regulatory guidelines for taxing cryptocurrencies recently. This week the ATO is seeking input from Australian residents concerning how the country should tax digital assets.
Privacy coins are meant to be private. That's their raison d'être. Strip away the privacy, and they simply become altcoins, and dangerous ones at that, with the potential to deanonymize their users and expose their secrets. A number of recent re
Using publicly available sources, Satis Group LLC classified initial coin offerings (ICOs) with market capitalizations of at least 50 million USD by quality, following an ICO's evolution from white paper, fundraising, to eventual trading online. Th
The Kakao-backed cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has launched a system to reward users for identifying fraudulent multi-level schemes related to cryptocurrencies. The exchange has already identified and reported 20 such schemes to the police.
Vilnius-based Coingate, cryptocurrency payment gateway for European merchants, is teaming with Paris-based Prestashop, an open source ecommerce solution. The combination means more choices for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and might encourage an increas
If the market downturn has placed your Lambo dreams on hold, perhaps it's time you found another revenue stream. Anyone can make money in a bull market, but when the wicks turn red and altcoin season ends, you might want to consider getting an actu
The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act just passed - almost in secret - tucked deep inside a voluminous spending package of well over a trillion dollars. No debate. No up or down vote on the merits of CLOUD. Instead, lawmakers wou