Bitcoin

Governments Are Testing Their Own Cryptocurrencies - MIT Technology Review

The people of Sweden are breaking up with cash. The number of banknotes and coins in circulation has fallen to its lowest level in three decades. …

Digital Currency

Bitcoin: The Case For A $10,000 Coin

An image of Bitcoin and US currencies is displayed on a screen as delegates listen to a panel of speakers during the Interpol World Congress in Singapore on July 4, 2017. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)<p>You’ve probably read it on a multitude of news outlets, but the decentralized virtual currency …

Cryptocurrency

Japan's Regulators Are Putting Bitcoin Exchanges Under Heavy Surveillance

Japan’s financial watchdog will soon pay very close attention to the internal systems of exchanges for virtual currencies such as bitcoin.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

You'll Be Shocked by How Much $10 Invested in Bitcoin in 2010 Is Worth Today

Hint: You'd be a millionaire.<p>Bitcoin has had quite the year so far in 2017, with the price up by 320% since Jan. 1. However, this type of move pales …

Cryptocurrency

Gitcoin Launches Today, Pushing Open-Source Forward With Cryptocurrency Bounties

Eventually (if you aren’t already), you will be paying for your morning coffee through a cryptocurrency. Unless you brew it yourself, in which case you might be ordering your coffee pods online and paying for it with — you guessed it — cryptocurrency. It doesn’t matter which one. We will soon pay …

Software

How Blockchain and ICOs Are Changing the Funding Game for Startups

For some tech firms, initial coin offerings are a way to raise early capital more quickly than they could through venture funding<p>By<p>Tomio Geron<p>Tomio Geron<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@tomiogeron<p>geron.tomio<p>tomio.geron@wsj.com<p>Blockchain technology is changing the way many technology startups raise …

Venture Capital

First Bitcoinization of a Sovereign State is Happening Now

In recent months, news about Bitcoin being widely purchased and mined in Venezuela has led to a number of rumors regarding the growth and demand of …

Venezuela

US Centers for Disease Control to Launch First Blockchain Test on Disaster Relief

For public health practitioners, the ability to quickly collect, analyze and take action on data is paramount to containing the spread of a deadly …

Public Health

Crypto Mining ”More Profitable Than Drugs and Arms Trafficking” in Russia

<b>Russian media has conducted interviews with several representatives of the country’s bitcoin mining industry. The investigation has provided unique</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Are Bitcoin Profits Taxable?

Virtual currencies, such as bitcoin, are still in the relatively early stages of adoption, and many legal aspects of them aren't well understood. One big example is taxation -- that is, if you buy bitcoin or any other virtual currency and sell it for more than you paid, do you have to pay taxes on …

Retirement

IBM: Never Mind The Cloud, Here Is What Should Excite Investors

International Business Machines has been declining in price in spite of continued growth in its cloud business.<p>However, blockchain technology has the …

Business

How much does The Pirate Bay's cryptocurrency miner make? | ZDNet

If adverts turn off visitors, the torrent search engine is hoping CPU borrowing can make up the revenue.<p>Users of The Pirate Bay recently discovered …

Internet

Payment or Asset? Bitcoin's Limbo Is Leaving Merchants in the Middle

Word that South Africa's second-largest supermarket might accept bitcoin sent twitters of excitement through the cryptocurrency community last week – …

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Major Hurdle

Key Highlights<p>ETH price recovered well from the $250.73 low against the US Dollar, but facing sellers near $292.<br>• There is a new connecting bullish …

Trading

Crypto-Mania Grips Hong Kong as City Looks for Life Beyond Banks

In the mid-1990s, Johnson Leung embarked on a career in shipping. In the early 2000s, he moved to finance. And now, he runs a Hong Kong startup that …

Hong Kong

Cryptocurrency - Still a Long Journey Ahead

There still needs to be a lot of development and scaling work done in order for Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin to overtake …

Cryptocurrency

Vitalik Buterin Speaks Out Against Raiden ICO, Vows to Donate Advisor Proceeds to Charity

<b>Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has spoken out against the initial coin offering (ICO) of the Raiden Network and vowed to use his</b> …

Japan's Bitcoin Exchanges Under Regulator Surveillance From October

Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) will reportedly place cryptocurrency exchanges under "full surveillance" starting from next month, a news …

Cryptocurrency

A Central Bank blockchain could make other banks obsolete

Will banks like ANZ and Westpac go the way of the record store?<p>Professor David Yermack from NYU Stern School of Business thinks so. He argues it’s …

Banking

Cryptoasset Valuations

Recently, an increasing number of crypto market participants and observers have become interested in a framework for cryptoasset valuations. Over the …

SaaS

UPDATE 1-Saudi central bank suspends money transfers at three currency exchange houses

(Adds detail on nature of suspension)<p>DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's central bank said on Monday it had suspended three currency exchange …

Saudi Arabia

Criticizing Bitcoin Could Backfire

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is facing market abuse reports from algorithmic liquidity provider Blockswater, according to the UK’s biggest financial news …

Jamie Dimon

Bitcoin investors should be taxed like any other investor

Despite its name, cryptocurrency isn’t just money. It could also be debt or equity and so it should be regulated and taxed in the same way as other …

Finance

Bitcoin Price Volatility Due to Regulatory ‘Blind Spot,’ Claims Fmr. CFTC Official

Responding to recent bitcoin price volatility, former financial services regulator Bart Chilton has strong words for the cryptocurrency industry: …

Cryptocurrency

How much tax you have to pay on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in South Africa

While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may not officially be recognised by the Reserve Bank, there may still be tax considerations.<p>This is …

Cryptocurrency

NewsBTC DASH and Litecoin Analysis September 25 2017 - NEWSBTC

Hello and welcome to News BTC’s Market Outlook September 25.<p>DASH/USD<p>DASH continues to be volatile, but I believe that the upward trend is still very …

Cryptocurrency

FICO Patent Filing Hints at Plans for Bitcoin Exchange Monitoring

The company behind the FICO credit scoring system is looking at how to collect information from bitcoin exchanges as part of a new anti-money …

Patents

China banned new cryptocurrencies, but a Macau company still plans $500 million token sale

Macau gaming company Dragon Corp. is looking to raise half a billion dollars through an initial coin offering (ICO), in an effort to integrate …

The U.S. IPO Market Is Broken -- U.S. Startups Will Now Look To Asian Exchanges

Today, there are roughly half the public companies there were 30 years ago. It seems as if having less activity in the IPO market has made the listing business even more competitive. The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq’s most bitter rival, this year welcomed Blue Apron and Snap. That was a blow to …

Entrepreneurship

China Construction Bank Partners IBM for Blockchain ‘Bancassurance’ Solution

China Construction Bank, the world’s second-largest bank by market capitalization, is working with IBM to develop and launch a blockchain-enabled …