Ian Hartten

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The US Government Wants to Keep $5.5 Million in Seized Bitcoin

The U.S. government is eyeing the potential confiscation of 500 bitcoin seized from four individuals charged with creating fake identification …

Bitcoin

Overstock's tZero Facing SEC Review ($250 Million ICO in February)

<b>It was familiar news in the crypto community that the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) was calling cryptocurrency ICOs, resulting in the ICO</b> …

Why Whole Foods employees are crying on the job

Employees at Whole Foods Market say the company’s new policies have thrown their workday into chaos, with one supervisor saying it’s not uncommon to …

Cointopia Aims to Become the AngelList for ICO Projects | NullTX

<b>The initial coin offering industry is still very popular as of right now. It is evident this business model has also created a few more problems in</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Platforms

If the story of 2017 for the financial world turned in large part on the mainstream recognition of Bitcoin, then the story for 2018 in the …

How I fell for the blockchain gold rush

Cryptocurrencies that can make millionaires in minutes are justification enough to get out of bed at 5am to gamble<p>Bitcoin envy, the ultramodern malaise. News reports are full of this magic internet money’s rocketing value – currently $16,000 – and Facebook is dotted with people who picked some up …

Cryptocurrency

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

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Brazilian Government Plans to Process Petitions and Write Laws on Ethereum

The Brazilian government is seeking to move popular petitions, an inefficient electoral system of the country, onto the Ethereum network, to process …

Could XRP's Frenzied Rise Herald Future Growth?

<i>Chris Brookins is the founder of Pugilist Ventures, a blockchain and fintech focused VC firm.</i><p><i>The author invests in cryptocurrencies and has a</i> …

Litecoin lifts from long slumber

The start of this year has been nothing short of epic for cryptocurrencies with the majority of them surging for the first couple of days of January. …

Ripple CEO Fires Back at Cryptocurrency Critics

A simmering feud over Ripple, which in recent days has become the second most valuable digital currency after bitcoin, boiled over Thursday evening …

How Coinbase could disrupt traditional brokerages and dominate the investment market

The last few months and weeks in the crypto world have been intense to say the least. Words like “bubble” and “mania” are used all the time. Over the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, Coinbase — the leading exchange among newcomers to the crypto-world — reportedly opened over 100,000 accounts. Recent …

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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 …

If You Invested $100 In Ripple In January 2017, What Would You Have Now? | Investopedia

In the fast-moving world of virtual currencies, it seems there is always at least one currency that's making major moves. Bitcoin and ethereum both …

Ripple vs. Bitcoin: The 5 Biggest Differences Between the Cryptocurrencies

Here's what you need to know.<p>Ripple is making waves. The cryptocurrency has burst onto the scene at the start of this year, with a surging value …

What’s behind Ripple’s rapid surge? Panicked investors hunting for crypto bargains.

Blockchain company Ripple has been making headlines after its cryptocurrency, XRP, saw a 15x value gain in just three weeks following almost five years of no growth. Ripple cofounder Chris Larsen even briefly passed Mark Zuckerberg in net worth earlier this week, according to Forbes.<p>Ripple’s claim …

Cryptocurrency

Ripple CEO Claims Three Top Money Transfer Companies Will Use XRP | NullTX

<b>Ripple is the talk of the town these days. Although not everyone may see the added value of this project right away, it is evident that the markets</b> …

The 2018 Year of Cryptocurrency Challenge – Week 1 | NullTX

<b>At the beginning of 2018, I wrote an</b> <b>article outlining a New Year’s resolution</b> <b>that I thought could help promote cryptocurrency adoption and awareness</b> …

South Korea is Moving More Fiat Into Cryptocurrencies

This Asian country is one of the most actives regarding cryptocurrency news. For a crypto fan it is not boring to live there or read about it. Now, …

Blockchain Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM

Blockchain is getting bigger at Big Blue.<p>Demand for the technology, best known for supporting bitcoin, is growing so much that it will be one of the …

Studies Find Ketogenic Diets Promote Longevity and Memory in Mice

Ketogenic diets are this year’s weight-loss silver bullet. While we should approach every diet with a healthy dose of skepticism, the more studies …

Bitcoin Futures Manipulation 101: How ‘Banging the Close’ Works

The launch of bitcoin futures raises a new danger for traders of the digital currency. A look at some of the biggest questions about futures manipulation<p>Bitcoin, this year’s hottest investing fad, has plenty of risks. Hackers could steal your bitcoins. The price could crash, after surging 1,600% …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin's Market Cap Surpasses the IMF's Special Drawing Rights Reserves - Bitcoin News

Markets and Prices<p><b>Twenty-four hours ago the decentralized cryptocurrency bitcoin and its US$300Bn market capitalization just surpassed the</b> …

Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Price Could Go Up Another 20 Times

The Winklevoss twins have predicted that the value of bitcoin could go up another 20 times from its current price.<p>Speaking to Fox Business, Cameron …

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Coinbase CEO: More Services and Coins in 2018

Coinbase may be the bane of many traders’ lives, their customer support is pretty much non-existent, their fees are higher than most other exchanges, …

Blockchain Is Changing the Way We Protect and Track Our Identities

Although we are very much still in the early stages, blockchain technology is already beginning to show signs of its truly massive potential<p>Although we are very much still in the early stages, blockchain technology is already beginning to show signs of its truly massive potential. Whether or not …

Deep Dive: Ripple/XRP Edition Part I

Intro<p>Those familiar with my other articles (here & here) regarding the crypto-space will know I am a holder of XRP, the digital currency created by …

Bloomberg Adds Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple to Its Terminal

As the value of bitcoin started to soar, it began to attract more mainstream investors and eventually caught the interest of financial professionals. …