Cryptocurrency

8 Facts You Didn't Know About Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency market is still young, and with the recent surge in popularity of bitcoin, it's fair to assume that many people have just recently heard about the currency. Whether your only knowledge of bitcoin is a few recent headlines or if you've been following the digital currency for …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Are Plunging Today -- Why?

Bitcoin (BTC-USD) is down 10% on Wednesday, pumping the brakes on the digital currency's impressive rally over the past couple of weeks. Most other cryptocurrencies are down as well, although there really isn't any bad news that appears to be causing the drop. Here's a rundown of Wednesday's …

Digital Currency

A Computer Glitch Let a Trader Claim $20 Trillion in Free Bitcoin

An error in the price calculation system at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has allowed some customers to claim digital tokens for …

Digital Currency

Here's what can happen if you don't pay taxes on bitcoin

In 2017, bitcoin went from trading at below $1,000 early in the year to a peak of over $19,000 in December, while other virtual currencies also …

Digital Currency

The Single Biggest Problem Facing Ripple (XRP)

Ripple the company could succeed while Ripple the cryptocurrency fails miserably.<p>Ripple has made waves over the last several months. It was the …

Digital Currency

The Secret of Ripple – Will the XRP Price Skyrocket?

An overall potential performance of the price of XRP, which is now trading at around $1, has fuelled much speculation, with most users observing that …

Digital Currency

Tales From The Cryptocurrency: The Bitcoin Mystery Death That's Rocking South Korea

Days after the architect of a planned government crackdown on Bitcoin and its ilk died in his home, the government has stopped pushing for the kind …

Digital Currency

A 21-year-old just raised $34 million to build an anonymous crypto-trading platform

Some of the largest crypto hedge funds have poured money into a company that's building a platform for traders looking to operate in the shadows.<p>Republic Protocol has raised $33.8 million worth of ether, according to a Wall Street Journal report, to finance the creation of a dark pool for crypto …

Business

The Number Of Dark Pools In Cryptocurrency Trading Is Increasing | Investopedia

It was only a matter of time. Dark pools, which are notorious for their anonymous transactions, are making their presence felt in cryptocurrency …

Digital Currency

Why Coinbase Adding SegWit is Huge News for Bitcoin

It's a big change to the cryptocurrency's technology.<p>Coinbase is adding a much-requested feature to its service. The popular cryptocurrency exchange …

Bitcoin

All cryptocurrencies are crashing, and we have no idea why

It was just Wednesday that we told you all cryptocurrencies were tanking, save for Bitcoin, which was trading well above $11,000. Sure, Bitcoin’s …

Digital Currency

Only the rich can get richer off cryptocurrencies

The argument against this is that inherently “anyone can get in on any new coin” — that you could theoretically look at GruntCoin and invest $500 in it and it could become a bazillion dollars. Questionably responsible articles like this one from New York Magazine suggest that someone can simply …

Digital Currency

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin price drop as cryptocurrency laws discussed in British parliament

The price of Bitcoin and all the other major cryptocurrencies is on the slide today following a brief recovery earlier in the week.<p>This morning, …

Technology (UK)

Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value shifts wildly again after long period of stability

The value of bitcoin plunged last month, amid fears that trading was about to be banned in South Korea. It then stabilised briefly, before plummeting …

Digital Currency

Risky Crypto Bet Blows Up Dennis Gartman's Retirement Account

Making big bets on speculative assets with retirement money is something most advisers warn against, but Bitcoin fever is prompting all sorts of …

Digital Currency

Crypto Market In The Red Despite Bitcoin Transaction Fees Dropping, Dominance Rising

While Bitcoin (BTC) dominance is up and Bitcoin transaction fees are down, the crypto market is seeing an overall downturn by press time, Wednesday, …

Bitcoin

Ripple Papers Promise New Start for $40 Billion XRP Cryptocurrency

The startup that oversees development of the world's third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on which …

Cryptography

'Safer' Ways to Own Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

Hack-proof your cryptocoins<p>Greed turned to fear in the cryptocurrency markets this week, following what was believed to be the largest theft of …

Digital Currency

A Glitch Meant Somebody Nearly ‘Bought’ $20 Trillion In Free Bitcoin

Bitcoin is still a work in progress, and will be for the foreseeable future. That means that Bitcoin traders and exchanges need to solve problems as they come up. That’s not a fun way to troubleshoot in theory and a recent glitch on an exchange highlights just how that looks in practice — with a …

Consumer Tech

Forget Bitcoin. It's All About The Blockchain.

Bitcoin gets headlines. I see them too. I admit it grabs attention, but the substance is blockchain technology. That’s why it’s critical to get familiar with blockchain technology.<p>Start here:<p><b>Blockchain is a public distributed ledger.</b> Throughout most of history, we’ve been living in a centralized …

Blockchain

French Watchdog Clamps Down on Crypto Trading

France’s top markets regulator is getting tough on cryptocurrency trading.<p>The Autorite des Marches Financiers said on Thursday that online trading …

Business

How to calculate the exact amount of Bitcoin riches you've missed out on

The value of Bitcoin has been a roller coaster, and a select few have come out on top.<p>If you, like most of us, are not among the cryptocurrency …

Digital Currency

Bitcoin Today: Prices Tank on Wednesday Thanks to This Large Hedge Fund

Bitcoin tumbled Wednesday, Feb. 21, as prices skidded below $11,000. A day earlier, bitcoin rallied closer to the $12,000 mark but was lower nearly …

Digital Currency

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin: Cryptocurrency Could Drop to Near-Zero Anytime

When Bitcoin and its cousins lost half of their value within two weeks last month, most people thought that the Bitcoin bubble was finally starting …

Business

'Anonymous Sources’: Telegram Launches ‘Secret’ Second Presale, $850 Mln To Be Raised

Encrypted messenger service Telegram is reportedly raising a further $850 mln in a “secret second presale” of its TON token before launching the yet …

Digital Currency

Why I Bought Some Bitcoin

I bought a small position in the Bitcoin Investment Trust.<p>I think there is the potential for strong gains due to the supply/demand situation.<p>It might …

Digital Currency

Exclusive: Telegram is holding a secretive second pre-ICO sale

The company is raising even more cash for its controversial blockchain-powered network<p>You have to admire Pavel Durov’s audacity.<p>Over the past few months, the CEO of Telegram convinced 81 accredited investors, including Silicon Valley giants Sequoia Capital and Benchmark, to give him $850 million in …

Technology

Bitcoin latest: MPs to consider cryptocurrency regulation as part of new inquiry

The Treasury Committee is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, which are attracting a great deal of interest after the spectacular rise of …

Digital Currency

Number of ICOs getting ‘regulation lite’ treatment is growing

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton has repeatedly reassured the public that no initial coin offerings have been “registered” …

Digital Currency

Steven Seagal completes 7th step of celebrity meltdown with new cryptocurrency scam

Steven Seagal, former Hollywood star and current dubious brand for hire, has sold off his last remaining dollop of credibility to a crypto-currency …

Digital Currency