Bitcoin

Ethereum miners are renting Boeing 747s to ship graphics cards and AMD shares are soaring

Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) share price jumped after it beat revenue estimates thanks to cryptocurrency miners snapping up the firm’s graphics cards. Shares rose 11% after the chip company announced earnings on July 25, but the firm’s stock is up 152% over the last 12 months, making it the fourth …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Makes The Split

Share Email<p>Bitcoin has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the past year when it comes to both stock price and mainstream adoption.<p>While the …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum struggles to rise as regulatory scrutiny weighs on digital currency

Bitcoin prices were on the rise early Thursday, but Ether tokens were looking to slip a third straight session as recent regulatory moves provided a slight headwind to the world’s second largest digital currency.<p>A single bitcoin BTCUSD, +4.63% was trading at up about 2% at $2,599.48, while Ether, …

Digital Currency

The SEC just dealt a big blow to the hottest trend in cryptocurrencies — but Asia is cheering

Initial coin offerings, the hot blockchain-based investing trend, are set to face increased scrutiny following an announcement by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. But ICO enthusiasts in Asia think the news could be good for them.<p>As reported by Business Insider's Rob Price, the SEC said on …

Markets

A Cryptocurrency Implosion in Taiwan

There is the murky world cryptocurrency and “alt coin” initial coin offerings (ICOs), and then there is the rabbit-hole into which The Superior Coin (SC) has collapsed.<p>It’s a sorry tale that has left one founder, American Nathan Senn, apparently fearing for his family’s safety and suing a …

Cryptocurrency

This Billionaire Just Called Bitcoin a ‘Pyramid Scheme’

If you're thinking about investing in Bitcoin, Howard Marks thinks you should think twice.<p>Marks is co-chairman of the investment firm Oaktree …

Cryptocurrency

Washington's New Cryptocurrency Exchange Rules Are Now in Effect

New regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges have gone into effect in the U.S. state of Washington.<p>Following the passing of Senate Bill 5031 into law …

Cryptocurrency

Here's why some Americans are risking their life savings on a BitcoinIRA

Investors have been bullish on bitcoin all this year because of its rapid appreciation, but now, mom and pop buyers are also looking for a way to …

Cryptocurrency

Hyperledger blockchain project adds 10 new members

Following the launch of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, Hyperledger blockchain project has announced the addition of 10 new members to the open source …

Blockchain

A New SegWit Signaling Period Has Started and All Mining Pools Are Signaling

A new signaling period for the long-debated code change Segregated Witness (SegWit) just started — and it looks like it might be the last.<p>If at least …

Bitcoin moves higher, Ethereum almost unchanged

Investing.com - Bitcoin prices were higher on Thursday, pulling away from one-week lows, while the price of Ethereum, Bitcoin's closest rival in …

Cryptocurrency

Digital currencies: Is it time to buy Bitcoin or Ethereum?

You may have heard of Bitcoin and Ethereum. If not don’t worry, they are two types of digital currencies and have been introduced as a secure and …

Cryptocurrency

Absolutely Bizarre Aspects of $2.2 Bln BTC-e Mt. Gox Hacking Incident

Yesterday, on July 27, the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency communities were stunned by the discovery of WizSecurity, which revealed that BTC-e and its …

Cryptocurrency

Making Bitcoin work better

IN DIFFERENT circumstances the two people could be good friends. Each is rather shy and very smart. And each is passionate about bitcoin, a digital …

Economics

IBM Director Nitin Gaur Provides Mini-roadmap to Global Governments Exploring Blockchain

<i>Recently, I asked Nitin Gaur, who currently serves as Director of IBM Blockchain Labs, his thoughts on how governments can get started with introducing Blockchain into their workloads.</i> <i>Prior to this role he was working in capacity of CTO, IBM Mobile Payments and Enterprise Mobile Solutions. Nitin</i> …

Blockchain

Howard Marks Trashes Bitcoin: 'An Unfounded Fad'

Howard Marks is not going to get invited to this weekend's Ethereum anniversary party, that's for sure.<p>Mr. Marks, the billionaire investor and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, takes a scythe to digital currencies in his latest investment letter. To be fair, he swings the same scythe across …

Cryptocurrency

From Liverpool to east London: Local currencies are making a comeback

Millennials' distrust of British banks, and a growing interest in supporting local communities, has helped spawn a new crop of local digital currencies, with the Liverpool pound launching earlier in the year, and the east London pound debuting last month.<p>Glasgow and Birmingham are expected to …

Cryptocurrency

Why nothing will happen [with Bitcoin] on August 1st

What was going to happen (BIP148)<p>A number of months ago, the community decided to coordinate the activation of Segwit on August 1st, rather than …

Cryptocurrency

Floyd Mayweather says he's gonna make a 's--- ton of money' from an initial coin offering

Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather has caught the cryptocurrency bug.<p>On Thursday, the undefeated world champion took to Instagram to promote an initial coin offering by Stox, a blockchain prediction company. The ICO will take place on August 2.<p>According to Mayweather's Instagram post, the boxer thinks …

Business

What's Next for Cryptocurrencies After Regulators Weigh In - Bloomberg

The cryptocurrency world is breathing a sigh of relief after U.S. regulators finally weighed in on initial coin offerings, saying that companies …

United States

Australia to Welcome World's First XEM Dedicated Exchange Platform

Blockchain Global, an Australian blockchain company, has announced today that it will be powering the world’s first NEM cryptocurrency (XEM) …

Cryptocurrency

Bitfinex says miners to create chain called Bitcoin Cash

(Reuters) - Hong Kong-based digital currency exchange Bitfinex said on Thursday that a minority of bitcoin miners would be "forking" to create a new version of bitcoin called Bitcoin Cash on Aug. 1.<p>The fork does not impact bitcoin balances, but it creates a new token, Bitfinex said. …

Cryptocurrency

95% of All Ransomware Payments Were Cashed out via BTC-e Platform

Research presented yesterday at the Black Hat USA 2017 security conference revealed that Bitcoin trading platform BTC-e is responsible for cashing …

Ransomware

Attack of the 50-foot blockchain, a sceptic’s guide to crypto

David Gerard, former music journalist, systems administrator and well known contributor to the bitcoin parody Reddit forum r/Buttcoin is author of a …

Blockchain

Renault Uses Blockchain to Store Car Passport Details

Renault has partnered with other Blockchain champions, Microsoft and VISEO, that ensures that data in the car passport is stored in a secure and …

Blockchain

'First' Ethereum Decompiler Launches With JP Morgan Quorum Integration

The ethereum virtual machine (EVM) now has what appears to be its first ever decompiler designed to revert smart contracts into source code.<p>Announced …

JP Morgan Chase

ICO is Developed World’s Bet on the Future; Would India Even Care to Blink?

This column is authored by Atulya Bhatt, Co-Founder, BuyUcoin<p>The red-hot market for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in a much speculated turn of events, …

Startups (India)

ConsenSys Introduces OpenLaw Ethereum Protocols For Legal Agreements

On July 25, 2017, ConsenSys introduced the OpenLaw blockchain-based protocol that was developed to help lawyers create and execute legal …

Ethereum

A Tech Startup Is Releasing a Wearable Cryptocurrency Payment Device

Wearing Your Wallet<p>Cryptocurrencies are enjoying a groundbreaking year. The market is growing in popularity, attracting investors and sending crypto …

Cryptocurrency

SEC moves closer to taming 'Wild West' of digital currencies

Increased regulatory attention on digital currencies will help them develop into a mature investment product, several analysts said.<p>The U.S. …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission