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Jun 21, 2017

Dogecoin Creator Jackson Palmer Is Concerned About Ethereum’s ICO Bubble

by Kyle Torpey
One of the biggest stories in cryptocurrency over the past couple of months has been the meteoric rise of the ether price and the speculative frenzy around the Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) launching on top of the ...
Jun 21, 2017

Op Ed: How Cryptocurrency Holders Can Diversify While Deferring Taxes

by Jeff Vandrew Jr.
With the historic rally in Bitcoin and Ethereum, there are more investors than ever seeking to diversify their newly expanded cryptocurrency holdings. Whether this diversification involves exchanging cryptocurrency ...
Jun 20, 2017

“Free Ross” Account Glitch Latest Symptom of Coinbase Woes

by Michael Scott
The “Free Ross” campaign which raises funds for jailed Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht experienced a glitch last week, renewing concerns about the stability of the digital currency exchange Coinbase. This occurrence ...
Jun 20, 2017

Bitcoin Miners Are Signaling Support for the New York Agreement: Here’s What that Means

by Aaron van Wirdum
As of today, over 80 percent of miners (by hash power) are including the letters “NYA” in the blocks they mine. This follows the publication of letters (translation) in which a group of Chinese Bitcoin companies — ...
Jun 19, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Understanding the BTC-USD Price Correction

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Note: This analysis does not attempt to speculate on the market implications of news events. This is a pure analysis of the market data.The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3,000 even caught many of ...

Project TITANIUM: The EU’s Plan to Decloak Cryptocurrency

by Scott Dylan
Project TITANIUM: The EU’s Plan to Decloak CryptocurrencyMonitor blockchains, deanonymize wallet addresses, surveil dark net markets, and stop terrorists and money launderers: that’s the main thrust of the European ...
Jun 19, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Understanding the BTC-USD Price Correction

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Note: This analysis does not attempt to speculate on the market implications of news events. This is a pure analysis of the market data.The unprecedented rise in the BTC-USD market to near $3,000 even caught many of ...

Project TITANIUM: The EU’s Plan to Decloak Cryptocurrency

by Scott Dylan
Project TITANIUM: The EU’s Plan to Decloak CryptocurrencyMonitor blockchains, deanonymize wallet addresses, surveil dark net markets, and stop terrorists and money launderers: that’s the main thrust of the European ...
Jun 16, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Price Movement Shows Strong Market Value

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
What the heck is happening in the crypto world? Is Ethereum finally dead? Is ETH taking its last breaths?Not likey. In fact, the recent pullback on the ETH-USD market is probably one of the best and healthiest things ...
Jun 16, 2017

BIP91: The SegWit Activation "Kludge" That Should Keep Bitcoin Whole

by Aaron van Wirdum
Bitcoin’s long-lasting scaling debate appeared to be heading toward a climax lately, with two proposals gaining significant traction. At one end of the fence there is Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 148 (BIP148), a user ...
Jun 16, 2017

The Moonbeam Scaling Network: A “Semi-Decentralized” Scaling Solution

by Alex Kroeger
Bitcoin exchange and hosted wallet provider Luno (formerly BitX) is developing a Bitcoin scaling solution called Moonbeam. Unlike the lightning network, Moonbeam does not require SegWit’s transaction malleability fix ...
Jun 16, 2017

Op Ed: Three Technical Requirements to Connect Blockchains Without a Token

by Dr. Julian Hosp
In my last post, I was talking about how connecting all blockchains is the final stepping stone for mass-crypto adoption. Here I want to outline the technical building blocks with which this idea can be ...
Jun 16, 2017

EY Report: How the Wealth Management Industry Could Benefit from the Blockchain

by Alex Lielacher
Blockchain technology has morphed from a popular buzzword to a technology that is in the process of revamping a wide range of operational and business processes within the financial service industry. A segment of the ...
Jun 14, 2017

Samson Mow Introduces Liquid Networks at Blockchain Forum in Canada

by Jessie Willms
Blockstream’s Samson Mow and Paycase’s Joseph Weinberg unveiled the Liquid network yesterday at the Blockchain Association of Canada’s Government Forum in Ottawa, as a step forward in the ongoing Bitcoin scaling ...
Jun 14, 2017

Op Ed: Here's Why All Rational Miners Will Activate SegWit Through BIP148

by Aaron van Wirdum
A segment of the Bitcoin community is preparing a user activated soft fork (UASF), using Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 148 (BIP148). If they go through with it, there could be two types of “Bitcoin” on and after ...
Jun 14, 2017

Bitmain Responds to UASF With Another Bitcoin Hard Fork Announcement

by Aaron van Wirdum
Major Bitcoin mining hardware producer Bitmain today announced that it may launch a “hard fork” in August. Labeled a “contingency plan,” the announcement is a response to the upcoming user activated soft fork (UASF), ...
Jun 14, 2017

Could Switzerland Become Home to the First-Ever Crypto Mutual Fund?

by Paaras Agrawal
Crypto Fund AG has announced the creation of a “Cryptocurrency Fund” which will invest in a variety of digital currencies such as bitcoin, ether and ripple, among others. The fund plans to launch in Q4 2017.This ...
Jun 14, 2017

Op Ed: Why Connecting All the Blockchains Is the Final Step for Mass Adoption

by Dr. Julian Hosp
Since the start of Bitcoin in January 2009, we have seen the introduction of a multitude of blockchains across all kinds of areas and financial markets. Today, we can count hundreds of public blockchains that amount ...
Jun 14, 2017

Cryptocurrencies Boost Hedge Fund Returns But Managers Still Avoid Them

by Alex Lielacher
Most hedge funds have had a poor start to the year. According to Hedge Fund Research, hedge fund portfolios gained only 3.5 percent in value from January to May of 2017, heavily underperforming the S&P 500 Index, ...
Jun 14, 2017

Op Ed: The Future Is Bright — for 3 Out of 4 Blockchain-Based Startups

by Jeremy Epstein
More than $35 billion worth of new investment has poured into cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, and famed investor Tim Draper is publicly supporting Tezos’s ICO.With news like that, it’s pretty clear to ...
Jun 13, 2017

Nevada Takes a Chance on Pro-Blockchain Legislation

by Michael Scott
Known as the Silver State, Nevada has a long established reputation for relaxed laws pertaining legalized gambling, corporate asset protection and business privacy. Now, in a move certain to be closely watched by ...
Jun 13, 2017

BNP Paribas and BNY Mellon Team Up with the Chamber of Digital Commerce

by Brandon Green
The Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC) has announced they are adding two major international banks, BNP Paribas and BNY Mellon, to the Chamber’s Executive Committee.The CDC is the world’s leading blockchain trade ...
Jun 13, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: The Bubble Will Pop — But Not Just Yet

by Josh Olszewicz
Over the past 30 days, ether has risen a staggering 350% and, at this point in time, it could literally go to a million. There is no top, anyone telling you otherwise is a fool. The reversal will be swift, violent ...

Will Blockchain-Based Gun Control Keep Your Family Safer?

by Michael Scott
Gun violence continues to be a hot topic. Gang violence in neighborhoods, terrorist attacks in cities, accidental gun discharge among kids, mass attacks at schools and businesses — these and other forms of gun ...
Jun 12, 2017

Op Ed: New Study Finds That 3 Million+ People Use Cryptocurrencies

by Kayla Matthews
Bridging the gap between financial systems and computer whizzes, cryptocurrencies are poised to gain ground in today's markets. These peer-to-peer systems utilize blockchain technology to conduct and verify ...

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