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The race is on to become the Bloomberg of crypto

Data is the lifeblood of financial markets: Professional traders rely on computer terminals supplied by companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters to look up prices on things like bonds and currencies. And while Wall Street is dominated by these incumbents, especially Bloomberg, the battle to …

An early stage startup investor made its term sheet public to increase transparency in tech investment

Early stage startup investor Forward Partners has published its pre-seed term sheet, giving entrepreneurs a detailed look at what they can expect from a funding deal.<p>You can see the term sheet below.<p>A term sheet is a non-binding agreement between a startup founder and their investor, and covers …

Venture Capital

Inside Telegram’s ambitious $1.2B ICO to create the next Ethereum

We have even more information about messaging app Telegram’s plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community with the massive ICO for its proposed Telegram Open Network (TON) project (that we first reported), after obtaining the whitepaper and investor prospectuses in full.<p>From …

Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000

Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics the paper describes to what degree the …

Which Cryptocurrencies Have the Fastest Transaction Speeds?

Hint: Bitcoin and Ethereum aren't anywhere near the top.<p>The stock market may be the most traditional path investors have used to create wealth over …

Blockchain

I tried to buy $1 of bitcoin from a Las Vegas ATM — and it just proves how far bitcoin is from replacing regular money

LAS VEGAS - I've been in Las Vegas for a whole week, but I've only gambled twice: when I played $1 on The Simpsons slot machine in my hotel, and when I tried to buy $1 (and then, another $10) of bitcoin from a casino ATM.<p>Both times, I lost it all.<p>I had heard that the D, a casino and hotel in …

Bitcoin

Famed investor Warren Buffet thinks all cryptocurrencies will have a ‘bad ending’

The hype and excitement surrounding cryptocurrency has seemingly exploded in recent weeks. At this point, it seems that we’re being bombarded with …

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

The web has taken over our lives, and with that, online enterprises have grown into huge monoliths of power.<p>Yet, while tech giants give us access to …

Smart Contracts Are Taking Over Functions of Lawyers

<i>Expert Blog is Cointelegraph’s new series of articles by crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and</i> …

Japanese E-Commerce Giant Launches 7-Asset Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japanese e-commerce conglomerate DMM Group has launched a homegrown cryptocurrency exchange called DMM Bitcoin in a second market venture.<p>Following …

Why This Cryptocurrency That's Not Bitcoin Is Worth $83 Billion

Ripple wants to make the financial system more efficient, not replace it.<p>Ripple had the second-largest market cap out of any cryptocurrency at the end of 2017, and it's currently in third place (behind Ethereum and Bitcoin), according to CoinMarketCap. Each individual XRP token is worth $2.14, but …

'You just have more people annoying you:' The CEO of a cryptocurrency platform offering 100x leverage explains why he turns down investor cash

LONDON — The CEO and founder of a Hong Kong-based bitcoin platform says he has no interest in taking an venture capital investment, despite interest from funds.<p>Arthur Hayes, the founder of BitMEX, a peer-to-peer platform for trading cryptocurrency derivatives, told Business Insider he has …

Cryptocurrency

The Best Yoga Apps For Finding Some Zen This Year

Yoga is the ideal workout for introverts because it's quiet, meditative, and requires very little interaction with other humans — but going to a …

Ripple's XRP is exploding after announcing a partnership with MoneyGram to speed up transfers

• <b>MoneyGram has partnered with Ripple to use its XRP cryptocurrency in money transfers.</b>• <b><br>MoneyGram's stock is up 13% after the news, while XRP reversed early losses to go up 1%.</b><p>Shares of MoneyGram, the second-largest money transfer company in the world, spiked as much 12.75% Thursday after the company …

Separating Blockchain From Bitcoin

Much has been written about Bitcoin and its meteoric rise in valuation, including debates about whether or not it is a bubble about to burst. With …

This uncanny chart shows the Bitcoin bubble could be about to burst

Bitcoin's exponential surge in the latter quarter of 2017 became one of the biggest stories of the year. However, if its current trajectory continues, it could become one of the biggest stories of 2018 for all the wrong reasons.<p>After starting 2017 at around $900, the cryptocurrency broke the …

3 Lesser-Known Cryptocurrencies That Could Run Circles Around Ripple

2017's crypto darling could take a back seat to these unique digital currencies and blockchains this year.<p>There's simply no stopping cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

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

Here is the leaked white paper for the massive Telegram ICO

It seems everyone wants in on the cryptocurrency craze – and it looks messaging giant Telegram is gearing up to launch its own initial coin offering (ICO).<p>Following a report from TechCrunch, Cryptovest has shared a leaked copy of the white paper primer detailing Telegram’s blockchain-powered …

2018: The Year We Democratize Blockchain

<i>Eric Piscini, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is the global leader of Deloitte's financial services blockchain consulting efforts and</i> …

Blockchain

Ripple Has Fallen More Than 40% From Its All-Time High

The price of Ripple’s XRP token has plunged more than 40% from the all-time high it reached last week.<p>The XRP token had fallen to as little as $2.25 at the time of report, representing a roughly 41.4% decrease from the all-time high of $3.84 attained last week, according to CoinMarketCap.<p>At this …

China wants an “orderly exit” from bitcoin mining

Bitcoin mining could be on its last legs in China.<p>The country’s top internet-finance regulator, the Leading Group of Internet Financial Risks Remediation, issued a notice asking local governments to “guide” bitcoin-mining operations to make an “orderly exit” from the business, according to a leaked …

Mark Zuckerberg is right to explore the potential of the blockchain for Facebook

In what is Mark Zuckerberg’s now-traditional New Year speech, the Facebook supremo pledged to fix the social network’s many problems which bubbled up in 2017. Perhaps understandably, that admission hogged the headlines but Zuckerberg also said he plans to study encryption and the blockchain “see …

Visa locks down prepaid cryptocurrency cards, hitting bitcoin and ethereum users

Shoppers using cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum were hit after Visa locked down some pre-paid cards by blocking a single provider.<p>BitPay, …

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Relationships

Consider These Digital Currency Exchange Alternatives to Coinbase

Over the past few months, Coinbase has almost become synonymous with Bitcoin and other mainstream cryptocurrencies. The popular digital currency …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Blockchain Wars: IOTA's Tangle Takes on Ethereum | Investopedia

The blockchain craze continues unabated as more companies create new applications faster than ever. The architecture made popular by bitcoin and its …

How to Use Blockchain: 10 Use Cases

Forward-thinking enterprises are investigating innovative uses for this distributed ledger technology.<p>1 of 11<p>Many experts predict that blockchain …

Dapp Browsers Will Radically Accelerate Mainstream Ethereum Adoption

In 2017, several Ethereum-based decentralized application (dapp) browsers gained significant popularity, primarily due to the rise of dapps like …