Bitcoin

Bitcoin, Ether Lead Digital Currency Slide From Highs - Bloomberg

Bitcoin declined as much as 17 percent, while smaller competitor ether continued to slide after experiencing a “flash crash” last week, raising …

Cryptocurrency

Why Tech Investors Love ICOs—and Lawyers Don’t

When Brave, a privacy-­focused Internet browser company, decided to raise money this May, it could have gone a traditional route by borrowing money …

Blockchain

Barclays spoke to regulators about bringing bitcoin 'into play'

Barclays has been in discussions with regulators and financial technology – or fintech – firms about bringing cryptocurrencies like bitcoin "into …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain technology is moving into the financial mainstream with IBM and seven European banks

IBM is building blockchain technology that will be used by seven of Europe's largest bank including HSBC and Rabobank to facilitate international …

Blockchain

Ethereum drops more than 10% as flash crash refund fails to restore confidence in bitcoin rival

Bitcoin rival ethereum dropped Monday despite a major exchange's efforts to shore up confidence by announcing a credit for customers who lost money …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto in Crisis? Ether and Bitcoin Drop

Cryptocurrency investors are being tested. A bitcoin- and ether-led selloff on Monday erased some of the massive gains they've seen this year. Of the …

Cryptocurrency

Why Did This Hedge Fund Move from Bitcoin to Ethereum?

Numerai, the artificial intelligence-focused hedge fund of South African developer Richard Craib, previously made headlines for its innovative …

Ethereum

US Navy Interested in Integrating Blockchain Technology for More Secure Manufacturing Systems

The US Navy’s Innovation department recently announced its interest in using Blockchain technology for their manufacturing systems.<p>In the …

Blockchain

Fake news of a fatal car crash wiped out $4 billion in ethereum’s market value yesterday

“Vitalik Buterin confirmed dead. Insiders unloading ETH” read the title of the post on 4Chan, the notorious online message board frequented by internet trolls. “Fatal car crash,” it went on. “Now we have our answer. He was the glue.”<p>“ETH” refers to ethereum, the world’s second most valuable …

Cryptocurrency

Investor Jitters and 4Chan Hoax Knock $4 Billion Off the Value of Ethereum Cryptocurrency

Following a flash crash last Wednesday, the company that runs GDAX, an exchange for the ethereum digital currency, announced that it would pay back …

Cryptocurrency

Digital Currency Indexes Are Coming

Shutterstock<p>Digital currencies are getting a lot of attention as a new asset class. Bitcoin, for example, recently reached an all-time high of $2,900 on June 7, 2017, representing a year-to-date (YTD) return of 200%. With these wild price increases, digital currencies are gaining more attention and …

Cryptocurrency

Why a Respected CEO Believes "Bitcoin Is a Tool for Freeing Humanity"

Bitcoin Frenzy<p>Recently, there has been a lot of hype and — equally — criticism of Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has, just this far into 2017, jumped …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency mining is making some graphics cards stupidly expensive

Why it matters to you<p>Until graphics card stock gets under control, prices for midrange graphics cards are terrible for gamers. Be very careful if …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Tumbles to Lowest Level in More Than a Week - Bloomberg

Bitcoin declined as much as 11 percent to an intraday low of $2,409.50. The slide follows declines last week by rival digital currencies such as …

Cryptocurrency

Crypto Correction: Bitcoin and Ether Dive as Market Sheds $13 Billion

Is the long-awaited 'crypto correction' finally here?<p>There was certainly ample evidence to suggest the answer was yes today, as cryptocurrencies both …

Cryptocurrency

Make Or Break August 1st Event Is Coming For Bitcoin Investors

User Activated Segregated Witness to happen on August 1st.<p>Miners may hard fork after 12 hours of Segwit.<p>Investors will own two coins if hard fork …

Can Bitcoin’s First Felon Help Make Cryptocurrency a Trillion-Dollar Market?

“My word is gold,” says Charlie Shrem, glass of absinthe in hand, light winking off a pinkie ring he wears that is embossed with a Bitcoin symbol. …

Cryptocurrency

If You Needed a Great Reason to Avoid Bitcoin and Ethereum, This Is It

A recent flash crash just cost digital currency investors a boatload of money.<p>You're not supposed to be able to throw a dart at an investment and …

Cryptocurrency

Banks' blockchain consortium picks IBM for trade finance platform

PARIS (Reuters) - Tech giant IBM is building a blockchain-based platform for seven big European banks, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank, that is aimed at simplifying trade finance transactions for small- and medium-sized companies.<p>Trade finance was identified by a survey of banks carried out by IBM …

FinTech

Bitcoin Price, Explained

1.<p>How did Bitcoin price develop?<p><i>Bitcoin price has its own wild road.</i><p>In 2009, the year Bitcoin was created, nobody could have thought it would gain …

Cryptocurrency

Why Do Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin Have Buy and Sell Walls?

It goes without saying that the more of a specific cryptocurrency you hold, the more you are affected by changes in the price of that cryptocurrency. …

Cryptocurrency

Bank of China, Tencent to Trial Blockchain in New Research Effort

The Bank of China is partnering with Tencent, one of the country's biggest internet companies, to trial blockchain technology in financial …

China

Ethereum is Up 4000% This Year, And The World’s Elite Are All Buying In

Ethereum Goes Up<p>MGT Capital, the company run by John McAfee, said it would start to mine Ethereum — the bitcoin rival that has surged nearly 4,000% …

Cryptocurrency

GSA calls for blockchain and machine learning to speed acquisition

The General Services Administration is looking to speed up acquisition by harnessing innovative machine learning and blockchain technologies.<p>The …

Blockchain

Ignore the Naysayers, there's no Bubble in Bitcoin

Bitcoin is without any doubt the hottest investment in the market right now. Of course, Bitcoin is a currency as a matter of principle; yet, we …

Cryptocurrency

US Navy to employ blockchain to control 3D printers

The U.S Department of the Navy (DoN) has revealed plans to use a blockchain to control its 3D printers.<p>The U.S Navy is increasing its implementation …

Blockchain

Ethereum stock exchange Coinbase is reimbursing losses caused by a flash crash

Within seconds the price of Ethereum crashed from $320 to $0.10 due to a multi-million dollar sell order.<p>Coinbase, a stock exchange for the …

Cryptocurrency

What is the Biggest Security Threat to Ripple Cryptocurrency?

Ripple may be the latest craze in the cryptocurrency world. Although its price still lags far behind Ethereum and Bitcoin, it has nonetheless gained …

Cryptocurrency

Major Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Lists Ethereum Classic Ahead of Ethereum

BTCC, the second largest Bitcoin exchange in China and the world, has announced the integration of Ethereum Classic on its newly released digital …

Cryptocurrency

When is a Smart Contract Actually a Contract?

<i>David M. Adlerstein is counsel at New York City law firm Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate,</i> …