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IcyWallet Offers a Cold Storage Bitcoin Wallet for the Visually Impaired

by Shawn Gordon
Safely storing cryptocurrency can be confusing, especially for newcomers to the space, but for people with visual impairments, finding an accessible option is especially challenging.IcyWallet is a cold wallet with a ...
Dec 12, 2017

New In-Game Cryptocurrency Systems Let You Buy Assets in the Virtual Reality World

by Giulio Prisco
High Fidelity is announcing the launch of Avatar Island, a VR domain where High Fidelity users can purchase items for their avatars, all contributed by digital artists from around the world.High Fidelity is a ...
Dec 11, 2017

Munchee ICO Halted by SEC for Securities Violations

by Shawn Gordon
On December 11, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) issued a cease-and-desist to California-based Munchee Inc. to stop their ICO and return the funds that had been collected.Munchee had been seeking $15 ...
Dec 11, 2017

Bitcoin Futures Are Here: The Story So Far

by Andrew Nelson
The week ahead will give better future indication of Bitcoin derivatives products as yesterday at 6 p.m. EST, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) allowed bitcoin futures to begin trading under the symbol “XBT.” ...
Dec 8, 2017

U.S. Senate Mulls Reporting Requirements for Cryptocurrencies

by Shawn Gordon
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, ...
Dec 8, 2017

Op-ed: Bitcoin Is Not a Bubble; It's in an S-Curve and It's Just Getting Started

by Brandon Green
One of the most intriguing stories underpinning the recent rise of bitcoin prices is how financial institutions will interact with the currency.The upcoming CBOE futures market is going to open the door for Wall ...

It’s A Wonderful Life for Bitcoin Evangelist as Community Expresses Its Gratitude

by Amy Castor
In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the 1940s Christmas classic, George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) is the guiding force of a small-town bank, who ends up sacrificing his own dreams for the betterment of his community. ...

Out of Steam: PC Gaming Platform Ends Bitcoin Payment Option

by Andrew Nelson
The utility aspect of Bitcoin faced a setback yesterday as PC gamers heard from Valve Corporation’s Steam Team in a blog post that Bitcoin would no longer be accepted as payment on its digital distribution platform, ...
Dec 7, 2017

New Bitcoin Mining Centers Set to Increase North American Market Position

by Shawn Gordon
While China continues to dominate the bitcoin mining market, North America has now gained another significant player who can help decentralize mining power. Hut 8 Mining Corp (Hut 8) and the Bitfury Group (Bitfury) ...
Dec 7, 2017

Quant Network Launches Overledger for Cross-Blockchain Data Interoperability

by Giulio Prisco
Last month, science and technology magazine New Scientist covered the Overledger project in a story titled, “The Blockchain to Fix All Blockchains.” The story emphasizes the need for data interoperability technology ...

Regulation and the Future of Cryptocurrency at Token Summit II

by Erik Kuebler
On December 5th, 2017, the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco hosted cryptocurrency enthusiasts in suits, hoodies and everything in between. Token Summit II, presented by William Mougayar, author of “The ...
Dec 6, 2017

Developers Release Lightning Protocol 1.0; Perform Successful Interoperability Tests

by Giulio Prisco
Blockchain developers ACINQ, Blockstream and Lightning Labs, are announcing the 1.0 release of the Lightning protocol and the world’s first Lightning test payments on the Bitcoin mainnet across all three ...
Dec 5, 2017

Bitfinex Critics Prepare for Possible Legal Action After Cryptocurrency Exchange Lawyers Up

by Amy Castor
Bitfinex, the world’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform, has hired Steptoe & Johnson, a heavy-hitting, international law firm based in Washington, D.C., to try to put an end to what their PR firm calls “a ...

Bitcoin Exchanges Are Favorite Targets of Global DDoS Attacks: Report

by Giulio Prisco
Imperva Incapsula, a cloud-based service provider, has released a comprehensive report titled “Q3 2017 Global DDoS Threat Landscape.” The report shows that cryptocurrency operators and Bitcoin exchanges are favorite ...
Dec 4, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Potential Reaccumulation Phase Could Push Stronger Highs

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Since its rapid ascent from $8 to the $400s, ether has seen a fair amount of volatility. Over the last few weeks, there has been a surge in volume as it pushed out of its multi-month trading range:Figure 1: ETH-USD, ...

The Promise and Regulatory Challenge of "Physical" Bitcoins

by Giulio Prisco
Physical bitcoins that can be exchanged like cash have been discussed for years. In 2010, Gavin Andresen himself started a Bitcoin Forum discussion on possible ways to “print out bitcoins to function as user-created ...
Dec 4, 2017

Options for Borrowing and Lending With Cryptocurrency Are on the Rise

by Shawn Gordon
Cryptocurrency has opened up a new world in the financial sector that was primarily owned by banks, namely the borrowing and lending of capital.While peer-to-peer borrowing and lending has developed in recent years ...
Dec 1, 2017

Regulators Greenlight Bitcoin Futures

by Shawn Gordon
Bitcoin futures contracts to be offered by CME Group Inc. and Cboe Futures Exchange to mainstream investors.CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange, has announced that it has self-certified the initial ...
Dec 1, 2017

Three New Cryptocurrency Platforms That Help Monetize Your Time

by Rachel Wolfson
The promise of a new economy built upon a decentralized government can offer a number of benefits to millions of people across the globe. More and more cryptocurrency platforms are being created to ensure faster, ...

ixo Foundation: A Blockchain-Based Response to the UN's Call for a Data Revolution

by Rebecca Campbell
Every year, over one trillion dollars is spent on impact projects supporting the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by ...

Local Meetups: Growing Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech at the Grassroot Level

by Shawn Gordon
Bitcoin is exploding and interest in the associated blockchain technology is at an all-time high, with Bitcoin being talked about on sitcoms as well as the news. But much of this success has been the result of a ...

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