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Australian Financial Regulator Develops New Rules for ICOs and Cryptocurrency

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission views cryptocurrencies and crypto-related activities including ICOs as potential threats for traditional financial markets. The post Australian Financial Regulator Develops New Rules for ICOs and Cryptocurrency appeared first on CoinSpeaker. Continue reading at Coinspeaker

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Coinbase Eyes ETF With Help From BlackRock: Business Insider Report

In an effort to expand its institutional services, Coinbase is joining an industry chase for the ever-elusive bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF). As reported by Business Insider, the cryptocurrency exchange provider has been liaising with BlackRock, a U.S. investment management company with some $6 trillion in assets under its purview. Individuals close with the matter […]

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Battle of the Privacycoins: Why Dash Is Not Really That Private

Based on blockchain technology, most cryptocurrencies have an open and public ledger. While this is required for these systems to work, it comes with a significant downside: Privacy is often quite limited. Government agencies, analytics companies and other interested parties — let’s call them “spies” — have ways to analyze the public blockchains and peer-to-peer […]

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Distributed Dialogues: Governance and Decentralized Platforms

On the latest episode of Distributed Dialogues, Dave and Rick from the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network host interviews on the risks and rewards of government interference in the cryptocurrency space. The first guest, John Collins, got his start in government on the Senate Committee of Homeland Security, and quickly moved to working with Coinbase after […]

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Crypto, Blockchain Companies Shine in LinkedIn’s Top 50 U.S. Startups

LinkedIn has been keeping its finger on the pulse of the United States’ most thriving startups, and crypto organizations are showing tremendous signs of life — and growth. The business and employment social media site released its LinkedIn Top Startups list this Thursday, September 6, 2018. Split into two articles, the list details the U.S.’s […]

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Half of American Millennials Interested in Using Crypto Exclusively

A new study among 1,202 adults revealed that around half of the American millennials are interested in converting to cryptocurrency primarily, as opposed to the U.S. dollar. Bitcoin Dominance The largest cryptocurrency dominates the markets, currently accounting for 54.8 percent of the entire market capitalization according to CoinMarketCap. While other cryptocurrencies abound, Bitcoin remains the […]

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3 Cryptocurrencies Well-Positioned to Beat BTC: NPXS, POLIS, TRIG

The cryptocurrency markets continue to provide volatility and entry points if timed correctly. This week has multiple cryptocurrencies that have been selected due to the important news on the horizon, impressive growth during the bear market and passive income that was over one hundred percent returns during the bear months.  State of the Market  People […]

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‘Uncanny’: Historic Gold & Bitcoin Price Charts Almost Identical

Many have compared Bitcoin to gold with some even referring to the former as “digital gold.” As it turns out, the historical performance of both assets reveals notable similarities. ‘Uncanny’ Resemblance Bitcoin, being a fairly nascent asset, reveals serious similarities to the yellow metal in its performance. As seen on the chart below, the resemblance […]

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Coinbase Doubles Staff, Aims to Become the NYSE for Cryptocurrencies

Leading US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reportedly managed to double its staff members, thus hitting its 2018 target. At the same time, the company revealed its intentions to become the NYSE for cryptocurrencies. 500 Staff Employees The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange has doubled its staff members to 500 according to a report by Business Insider. […]

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Will Your Favorite Sh*tcoin Ever Moon Again?

Ever wondered if that (sh*t)coin you bought during the ICO that seemed to have outstanding perspectives, excellent investors behind it, and highly profitable days ahead of it is worth holding anymore?  It went up at least 2x after its listing on exchanges and then fell hard, possibly below its ICO price — didn’t it?! Everyone […]

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Cryptocurrency Is Not Conducive for Terrorism, Says Defense Expert to U.S. Congress

Despite tired rhetoric that speaks to the contrary, cryptocurrency is an inefficient form of money for terrorist organizations. However, one expert believes the U.S. ought to take steps to prevent its adoption as a sanctuary financial conduit for global terrorist networks. Not Many Cryptocurrency ATMs in Rough Terrain, Mountains According to Yaya Fanusie, a senior […]

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Australia’s ASIC Reaffirms Crypto Protection Stance Without Stifling Innovation

The main Australian financial regulator has just published its 2018 to 2022 corporate plan. In the document, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) states that it will keep a watchful eye on cryptocurrency and will regulate it to minimise harm whilst preserving the innovative potential of the space. ASIC’s Focus on Harm Reduction Consistent […]

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Ethereum Co-Founder: Blockchain Growth Based on Marketing is Hitting a Dead End

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is of the opinion that the cryptocurrency market is unlikely to experience an explosive bullish rally similar to the one seen in late 2017 ever again. The ‘gold rush’ is in the past and now the average person is aware of blockchain and digital currencies, thus erasing the surprise element of […]

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Cardano (ADA) Price Analysis: ADA Likely To Print New 2018 Lows

Cardano (ADA) Price Analysis: ADA Likely To Print New 2018 Lows A 12 percent dip in the last week is enough to spin all sorts of outrageous predictions. Some analysts preaching doomsday for ADA like ETH which Jeremy Lubin of Stellar Lumens said might drop to zero. Well, they might have their reasons but Cardano’s… […]

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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Buyers Could Struggle Near $6,620

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Buyers Could Struggle Near $6,620 Key Points Bitcoin price slowly recovered after trading as low as $6,249 against the US Dollar. There is a bearish flag forming with current resistance at $6,600 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely to face heavy… […]

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China’s Supreme Court Rules That Blockchain Can Legally Authenticate Evidence

China’s Supreme Court Rules That Blockchain Can Legally Authenticate Evidence China’s Supreme Court has ruled that evidence authenticated with blockchain technology is binding in legal disputes, in an official announcement released today, September 7. The new ruling comes as part of a series of more comprehensive rules that clarify litigation procedures for internet courts across China, and comes into… […]

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EOS Block Producers Move to Cut Costs for Users

EOS Block Producers Move to Cut Costs for Users The EOS blockchain project is hoping to boost the onboarding of new users by reducing the cost of opening accounts. EOS New York, one of the network’s 21 block producers (the entities elected to verify transactionson the network), announced Thursday that 15 block producers had approved a new protocol… […]

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Opera Wallet Users Can Now Send CryptoKitties and Other Collectibles

Opera Wallet Users Can Now Send CryptoKitties and Other Collectibles Opera now allows users to send crypto collectibles, such as CryptoKitties, directly from its recently announced in-browser crypto wallet. Claiming the feature is a first for the industry  – although other wallets do offer collectibles support, including MetaMask – the company said in a blog post today: “We believe that… […]

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Ripple’s CEO discusses crypto crash, XRP’s future, speculative projects and more

On 5th September, Mike Butcher hosted a show featuring CEO of Ripple Labs Inc, Brad Garlinghouse and the Founder of Arrington XRP Capital, Michael Arrington, at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. They spoke about TransferWise, a U.K based global money transfer service, currency crash, XRP’s future, speculative projects and projects which solve real problems. […]

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Ripple adds another partner to its bucket; offers same-day transfers out of Brazil

In a recent Twitter post, Ripple Labs announced their partnership with BeeTech, a Brazilian financial service. The company is born out of ideas that connect financial technology and innovation to transparency. The announcement read: “We’re thrilled to partner with BeeTech. Ripple supports them with payments infrastructure that enables them to rollout new products, offering same-day transfers […]

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Ethereum [ETH] Co-Founder plans to revolutionize the media industry with ‘Civil’

Day two of TechCrunch Disrupt 2018 conference in San Francisco saw the entire ConsenSys team that including Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin, Chief Strategy Officer Sam Cassatt, and Chief Marketing Officer Amanda Gutterman, speak on the company’s growth architecture, the price and the company’s new pet project, Civil. Gutterman, who has helped in shaping ConsenSys into […]

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Litecoin [LTC] overtakes Bitcoin [BTC] in SegWit usage, approaching 50%

Litecoin [LTC] has taken over Bitcoin [BTC] in terms of SegWit adoption, as it the percentage of blocks utilizing SegWit nears 50%. This comes after a sudden drop was seen in the use of SegWit on 3rd September. The drop occurred when Litecoin’s number of daily transactions spiked up from around 25,000 to 75,000. This […]

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Energy Giant Engie, Maltem Back New 'Blockchain Studio' With $2.3M

French energy firm Engie announced Friday that it will help commercial customers build blockchain platforms with its new “Blockchain Studio” spinoff.

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