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You can successfully hack a $2B cryptocurrency network with only $1.5M

Blockchains may be secure by design, but researchers continue to show that the same is not true for the thousands of motley cryptocurrencies based on the technology.<p>Husam Abboud, a cryptocurrency researcher at FECAP University in Brazil, has demonstrated that it would take as little as $1.5 million …

Cryptocurrency

3 Ways Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype

<i>Balaji S. Srinivasan is the CTO of Coinbase, a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and a member of CoinDesk's advisory board.</i><p><i>The following article</i> …

Blockchain

Consensus 2018: What You've Missed So Far From The Biggest Bitcoin Event

Consensus 2018 in New York is well underway but far from done! Here’s a run down of everything you’ve missed so far from the biggest yearly event in Bitcoin.<p>A ticket for CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference will set you back roughly $2,000 per ticket and with 8,500 attendees the event will be …

Blockchain

If You Invest In Index Funds, You Need To Know The Cryptocurrency Equivalent

Thousands of guides have popped up purporting to help beginners get started investing in cryptocurrency. While some are useful, it is clear that investing in cryptocurrency is not a straightforward endeavor.<p>For one, cryptocurrencies as an asset class are riskier than what the average investor is …

Cryptocurrency

Startup Enables Users to Pay Ethereum at 11 Million Locations, Like Cash

Despite cryptocurrencies becoming a lot more appealing, spending them is still problematic. Very few retailers accept Bitcoin or cryptocurrency …

End of Month Roundup: Cryptocurrency Winners and Losers in April

<b>Top performing cryptocurrencies in April were Tron, EOS and Cardano.</b> <b>While Litecoin, Binance Coin and Monero have shown the slowest recovery.</b> Another …

Moonshot Picks: Cryptos With Massive Upside (500+% Potential Gains) | May 2018

In this article, we follow up with the percentage gains from our April top picks (since our April 4th article Moonshot Picks up to this point). We …

ICOs are so 2017, now there's a new term to fundraise with cryptocurrencies: The 'STO'

By now, even non-bitcoin enthusiasts may have heard of a fundraising process called initial coin offerings. The Securities and Exchange Commission …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Mining Guide: How To Mine BTC Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin (BTC) is a new global innovative payment network and the first decentralized digital currency of its kind to be adopted globally. It is an …

3 Industries That Could Be Left in the Dust By Blockchain

New applications in blockchain technology could soon disrupt the way business is conducted in a variety of trades spanning multiple fields.<p>In the …

Amazon patent wants to unmask Bitcoin users, sell data to law enforcement, others

Amazon has a brand-new patent to its name that takes a distinctly authoritative stance against the decentralized, pseudo-anonymous nature of the …

Privacy

Economists Explore Bitcoin's 'Equilibrium Price' in New Paper

Two economists have developed a model for pricing bitcoin and other assets in decentralized financial networks.<p>Emiliano Pagnotta and Andrea Buraschi, …

These Countries Won’t Tax Your Bitcoins Too Much

<b>A growing number of governments can’t resists the temptation to get their hands on some of the bitcoins their citizens are making. Several states,</b> …

How to start your own ICO when you are new to crypto — 12 proven steps

While acting as an ICO adviser I face a lot of questions with regards to the ICO process. There are more projects each day and more people are …

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.<p>Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often …

Blockchain

Top 10 Companies of the Blockchain Industry in 2017

2017 was definitely the year of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin has surged from more than $950 at the beginning of the year to as high as …

Bitcoin Billionaires May Have Found a Way to Cash Out

Major holders, most of whom have held for years and never sold, have expressed interest in doing similar trades.<p>Bitcoin did a lot of growing up in 2017, but there was one trade this week that could go a long way toward stabilizing the market for the cryptocurrency and further establish its …

Bitcoin futures are about to go live, and they could change the game for cryptocurrencies

Just when you thought you finally got your head around bitcoin, along comes a new bitcoin-linked financial product: bitcoin futures.<p>Cboe Global Markets, the Chicago-based exchange group, will be the first exchange to launch bitcoin futures on Sunday. And you can be sure Wall Street will be …

Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain is Improving Business Operations

Most people have heard about blockchain in tandem with bitcoin's rise as the flagship of cryptocurrencies. However, blockchain is more than just …

Bitcoin Mania In Context: Cryptocurrency Is Still a Tiny Asset

Bitcoin’s blistering rally needs to be viewed with some perspective.<p>Yes, its market cap of about $180 billion is the same as Coca-Cola’s. And yes, …

Drug dealers riding cryptocurrency boom and using Bitcoin ATMs to launder cash warn police

Treasury vows crackdown as cryptocurrencies give crime gangs an easy way to dispose of ill-gotten gains.<p>Drug dealers are increasingly using Bitcoin …

CryptoKitties is Ethereum's hit game, but it's threatening the entire network

There's a new craze in the world of cryptocurrencies: kitties.<p>A game called CryptoKitties, built on Ethereum's blockchain, has exploded since its …

Cryptocurrency

5 Celebrity Entrepreneurs Who Are Getting Involved in Blockchain Startups | Inc.com

Ethereum, known for creating the go-to platform for decentralized apps (dApps), has established itself as the preferred foundation for the sudden wave of blockchain startups.<p>For those that don't know, blockchain technology became a mainstream talking point about six months ago when the price of …

Blockchain Startups

Become a blockchain expert in 1,384 words

And it's going to fundamentally change how businesses operate.<p>Make no mistake… this revolution is <i>at least</i> as significant as the one brought about by the Internet. It will disrupt every single business on the face of the earth.<p>That's why it's vital that you learn to understand this technology. It …

Understanding The Reasons Behind Ethereum's Price Rise | Investopedia

The price of Ethereum (ETH) has surged by 2400% year-to-date, from approximately $8 in the beginning of the year to beyond $200, pushing its market …

ICO: Three Ways of Conducting It, and How Companies Choose One

Initial Crypto Offering (ICO) seems to have become the go-to approach to fundraising among startups on the Blockchain scene. However, by now there …

How blockchain technology could change our lives

<i>By Krishna V Iyer</i><p>How Blockchain Technology Could Change Our Lives — this is the title of a <b>February 2017 report</b> by the European Parliamentary Research …