Bitcoin

China’s about to deal a final blow to its bitcoin whales

China is set on stopping its citizens from trading bitcoin.<p>Chinese authorities plan to widen their crackdown on domestic crypto-trades, by targeting methods including over-the-counter trading, offshore sites used for centralized trading, and peer-to-peer trading of large transactions, according to …

Business

Ripple Tokens Could Be Worthless

Ripple's xCurrent system is changing the way money is transferred around the globe. Over 100 banks and companies have signed up.<p>But xCurrent does not …

Business

8 Game Changers Providing Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) Platforms

January 16, 2018  By : Elena Mesropyan<p>With an increasing number of enterprises expressing interest in distributed ledger technology, tech …

Payment Systems

What Is Cardano?

Move over, bitcoin? Not exactly, but there is a new cryptocurrency in town.<p>After launching in September 2017, Cardano’s ADA token mostly remained …

This is how the cryptocurrency craze may come crashing to a bitter end

Pop goes the bitcoin price. A 20-per-cent slide on Tuesday dragged the flagship cryptocurrency to a six-week low below $12,000 (U.S.), as concerns grew about a global crackdown on pseudo-money.<p>Other prominent forms of virtual cash also took it on the chin. Ripple, a system intended to help speed …

Cryptocurrency

Here's how the brutal crypto sell-off has affected the market beyond bitcoin

• <b>Bitcoin has had a rough 24 hours, but some alt-coins have had it much worse.</b>• <b><br>But among the world’s biggest cryptos — based on the metric of market capitalisation — bitcoin has still fared better than most.</b>• <b><br>A short time ago, the website coinmarketcap.com showed a 24-hour slump of more than 34% for the</b> …

Cryptocurrency

A Complete Beginner's Guide To Bitcoin In 2018

When you dig into the details of Bitcoin, it’s almost an unbelievable tale about how to create money. Although it seems like fiction, it’s actually the best-known version of digital currency in use today. To help you wrap your head around what it is, what it does and how to earn Bitcoins, I pulled …

Cryptocurrency

The Sidechains Breakthrough Almost Everyone in Bitcoin Missed

You've heard of proof of work, but what about proofs of proofs of work?<p>A complex notion, the research on "Non-Interactive Proofs of Proofs of Work," …

LightChain Ushers Blockchain into the Millisecond Transaction Era

January 16, 2018 · 9:30 pm<p><b>LightChain is a double-layer technology that promises to solve blockchain’s performance issues. Indeed, LightChain hopes to</b> …

Blockchain

Ripple Just Landed Its Second Brand-Name Partner in 2 Months

Ripple and its blockchain are going all-in on the financial services industry.<p>Whether you realize it or not, investors are witnessing history with …

Investing

How to Identify the Next Big Cryptocurrency | Investopedia

Those investors who had the foresight (or the fortune) to buy into bitcoin in its earliest days and then held onto the cryptocurrency when it took …

Cryptocurrency

Here are the 10 sectors that blockchain will disrupt forever

Cryptocurrency, once strictly the domain of techies, has grabbed mainstream attention due to the skyrocketing values of the likes of Bitcoin and …

Blockchain

Xapo CEO Foresees A Single Blockchain To Move All Value, ‘Most Likely’ Bitcoin’s

During a Facebook Live interview between Xapo CEO and Paypal board member Wences Casares and PayPal CEO Dan Schulman on Jan. 12, Casares explained …

Cryptocurrency

12 Reasons Bitcoin Could Fall Below $1,000

Bitcoin continues on its roller coaster ride falling from a high of $19,870.62 on December 17 to around $12,000 this morning. Cryptocurrencies and especially Bitcoin more than caught the attention of investors in 2017 when they became infatuated with it. Bitcoin started 2017 at $963.38 and ended at …

Cryptocurrency

Let’s explore the main data structures of a blockchain system.

Let's start by answering to the question "what’s a <b>blockchain</b> ?". It’s simply a distributed database over a P2P network.<p>The idea of a <i>distributed</i> and</i> …

Blockchain

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Vitalik Buterin

Is this bitcoin’s crash-and-burn moment?

Tokyo/Singapore — Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than 7% on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in …

Business (South Africa)

What Is Blockchain?

All of a sudden, blockchain is everywhere. The technology, which was invented in 2008 to power Bitcoin when it launched a year later, is being used …

Google Docs

Here's Why Bitcoin and Ethereum Are Plunging Today

All of the major cryptocurrencies were deep in the red Tuesday morning.<p>Bitcoin plunged by 15% on Tuesday morning, and all of the major …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000

Following a meteoric rise to just shy of $20,000 per coin less than two months ago, Bitcoin, the oldest and most valuable cryptocurrency, fell below …

Cryptocurrency

Two blockchain ETFs are launching but blockchain won't be in their names

• <b>Two blockchain ETFs are set to start trading Wednesday, but blockchain won't be in their name.</b>• <b><br>Eric Ervin, the chief executive officer of Reality Shares, told Business Insider the SEC is wary about the mania surrounding blockchain.</b><p>Reality Shares' new blockchain ETF is set to begin trading on …

Business

Price Analysis, Jan 16: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, NEM, and Cardano

<i>The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every</i> …

Cryptocurrency

“Full-Time Crypto”

For nearly all of us in the cryptocurrency space uttering the words “full-time crypto” means something special. For you, that phrase may mean early …

Satoshi Nakamoto

Diamond Trade Turns to Technology That Keeps Bitcoin Anonymous

The world’s biggest diamond producer is turning to the technology behind bitcoin to track gems from mine to retailer.<p>De Beers is running a pilot …

Startup is using heat generated from bitcoin mining to grow food and fish

The hype surrounding cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is fuelling speculation and a potential bubble that might burst around these decentralized digital …

Sustainability

Ripple turns investor as execs lead $25M round for storage and rental startup Omni

Earlier this month, I wrote that crypto companies are going to become investors in 2018. I didn’t quite imagine that happening as quickly as mid-January, but here we are. Ripple, the fintech startup behind the controversial XRP token, has its first investment after it backed U.S.-based storage …

Startups

Want to Mine Ripple? Think Again

Not all cryptocurrencies work the same.<p>The cryptocurrency market has grown dramatically in the past year, with the total value of all outstanding …

Stocks

‘It’s been a cryptocalypse’

But it was smaller currencies including ripple, ethereum and bitcoin cash that were the hardest hit in the latest sell-off, which was sparked by …

South Korea

Bitcoin Today: Prices Plummet as Blockchain Technology Takes Center Stage

Bitcoin had a rough run on Tuesday, Jan. 16, as regulation in Asia became a looming threat. Blockchain was a hot topic Tuesday as even the …

Tech Industry

The importance of incentivizing fungibility in Cryptocurrency orojects

The bitcoin was designed as a solution for many problems associated with fiat currencies and cross-border transactability. The idea of a zero-cost method of transfer was highly appealing, especially for those individuals and institutions that need to constantly move funds around the globe. While …