Erik Morian

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Introducing Ledger, the First Bitcoin-Only Academic Journal

Time to get nerdy.<p>Bitcoin has mesmerized academics, computer scientists and economists alike, for cutting out the PayPals and governments usually required for digital money. Finally, researchers have an official setting to nerd out in. Tuesday, the University of Pittsburgh launched the first …

Academia

Are cryptocurrencies about to go mainstream?

Experts call for caution about digital currencies, such as bitcoin and Ethereum, but financial firms are considering adopting them or even establishing their own<p>Last Sunday a message posted on message board 4Chan started the rumor that Vitalik Buterin, the founder of cryptocurrency Ethereum, had …

New York Preschools Accept Bitcoin and Ether for Tuition Payments

Two private preschools in New York City now accept bitcoin and two other cryptocurrencies for tuition payments, according to their …

Analyzing Ethereum, Bitcoin, and 1200+ other Cryptocurrencies using PostgreSQL

<i>Cryptocurrencies are fueling a modern day gold rush. Can data help us better understand this evolving market?</i><p><i>Update: Thank you everyone for making</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto Massacre: Why Ethereum, Bitcoin & Top 30 Currencies Declined in Value

On June 27, a major correction in the cryptocurrency market occurred, bringing the market cap of the cryptocurrency market below the $100 bln …

Bring on the ICOs

Initial Coin Offering.<p>It's a term deliciously similar to those three letters guaranteed to make bankers, investors and founders salivate: IPO.<p>For the …

Cryptocurrency

Nvidia to launch graphics cards specifically designed for digital currency mining

Nvidia, the market's best-performing stock, is going to launch graphics cards specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining through its …

The cryptocurrency universe keeps expanding

Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency, and its meteoric rise has made it a mainstay of conversation for investors, media, and technologists alike.<p>In fact, the innovation of the blockchain is changing entire markets, while causing ripples with central banks and the financial industry. At time of …

Cryptocurrency

IBM landed a big win in the race to sell blockchain to Wall Street

Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit announced in January that they were banding together to build a "Digital Trade Chain (DTC)," a blockchain-based trade finance platform.<p>International trade is currently a convoluted process where most involved can't see the …

Blockchain

What is the Biggest Security Threat to Ripple Cryptocurrency? | Investopedia

Ripple may be the latest craze in the cryptocurrency world. Although its price still lags far behind Ethereum and Bitcoin, it has nonetheless gained …

Major Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Lists Ethereum Classic Ahead of Ethereum

BTCC, the second largest Bitcoin exchange in China and the world, has announced the integration of Ethereum Classic on its newly released digital …

Bitcoin Shows What Banking Should Be: American Banker

American Banker, a daily trade newspaper that has been covering the financial sector since 1836, recently featured an analytical piece by its …

Crypto in Crisis? Ether and Bitcoin Drop

Cryptocurrency investors are being tested. A bitcoin- and ether-led selloff on Monday erased some of the massive gains they've seen this year. Of the …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto Correction: Bitcoin and Ether Dive as Market Sheds $13 Billion

Is the long-awaited 'crypto correction' finally here?<p>There was certainly ample evidence to suggest the answer was yes today, as cryptocurrencies both …

There are good reasons to believe bitcoin is in a bubble

These are exactly the sort of headlines and stories that characterize a speculative mania otherwise known as a "bubble." For anyone who was around during the dotcom mania this should quickly bring back memories of all the folks who flocked to day-trading tech stocks.<p>But to really understand the …

Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, Ether Lead Digital Currency Slide From Highs

Bitcoin declined as much as 17 percent, while smaller competitor ether continued to slide after experiencing a “flash crash” last week, raising …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Price, Explained

1.<p>2.<p>How did Bitcoin price develop?<p><i>Bitcoin price has its own wild road.</i><p>In 2009, the year Bitcoin was created, nobody could have thought it would gain …

Can Bitcoin's First Felon Help Make Cryptocurrency a Trillion-Dollar Market?

After spending a year in prison, Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem has a new job and a new mission: Strengthening the ecosystem of blockchain assets—and, …

Fake news of a fatal car crash wiped out $4 billion in ethereum’s market value yesterday

“Vitalik Buterin confirmed dead. Insiders unloading ETH” read the title of the post on 4Chan, the notorious online message board frequented by internet trolls. “Fatal car crash,” it went on. “Now we have our answer. He was the glue.”<p>“ETH” refers to ethereum, the world’s second most valuable …

Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency

Barclays spoke to regulators about bringing bitcoin 'into play'

Barclays has been in discussions with regulators and financial technology – or fintech – firms about bringing cryptocurrencies like bitcoin "into …

Ethereum is crashing by 20% right now after confidence in bitcoin rival shaken

Bitcoin rival ethereum plunged Monday despite a major exchange's efforts to shore up confidence by announcing a credit for customers who lost money …

Ethereum price drops 20% after a pile of fake and old news reports

Ethereum has quickly recovered from a flash crash last week, in which the cryptocurrency went from the price of $317 to $0.10 in a few seconds.<p>But …

When the Bitcoin Bubble Bursts

Financial markets are frothier than a millennial's 3-D latte. Investors are scrambling to throw money at Argentina, Vice Media and George Clooney's …

Cryptocurrency

Visa Hiring Blockchain Engineers To Build New Payment Gateway

In another sign of the times, Visa, the international credit card and banking institution, is actively seeking Blockchain experts to add to their …

Bitcoin Regulations Create Issues for Cyber Security Experts

Coinbase, one of the major Bitcoin exchanges in the U.S., has been suspending accounts of cyber security consultants, according to CoinDesk. These …

Cryptocurrency Bubble Will Burst: Aberdeen Asset Management

The recent rapid increase in the price of cryptocurrencies has resulted in many experts calling it a bubble and advising caution while investing. …

3 Things Investors Need to Know About Bitcoin

The price of bitcoin is up more than 1,000% in the past two years. Here are three things investors need to know about it going forward.<p>If you're …

Blockchain