Cryptocurrency

Trading cryptocurrency? Use this nifty tool to stay up to date and in the loop

Cryptocurrency trading can be a fickle mistress – and if you hang out in Telegram channels long enough you’ll see these questions asked incessantly:<p><i>When moon? Why dump? When new exchange?</i><p>Well, a new service has opened up that can help answer in real time. Coindar is primarily a web-based …

Digital Currency

Bitcoin Market Cap Could Triple, Says VanEck Analyst

<i>This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com.</i><p>Bitcoin is caught in the midst of a 17.15% uptick the past seven days and according to a VanEck cryptocurrency analyst, its market capitalization could even triple if investors begin to view it as a safe-haven investment allocation like gold or …

Digital Currency

Bitcoin is on track to do something it hasn’t done in more than a year

Bitcoin’s revival looked set to take down another milestone Friday as the No. 1 digital currency traded in the green.<p>After making a fresh yearly low …

Digital Currency

Poorly attended blockchain conference offers much-needed reality check

It's 8:30 a.m. on a Thursday morning at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, and the emcee is <i>stoked</i>.<p>A booming welcome worthy of a Vegas …

Digital Currency

Can Bitcoin Prices Keep Climbing? Here's What Investors Are Saying

It needs to unlock its full potential.<p>Bitcoin prices have been cruising in a summer ralley that’s helped catapult the world’s most popular …

Digital Currency

Island of Stability: Stable Coins Keep Attracting Big-League Investors

On July 17, IBM announced its involvement in a stablecoin project.On July 17, IBM announced its involvement in a U.S. dollar-pegged stable coin …

Digital Currency

The New Bitcoin Millionaires

Bitcoinmillo, who says he is 25, appears to be keeping a level head: "I was a combination miner and investor, little here little there. There were …

Digital Currency

How to Understand Blockchains With Scrabble

This modified game of Scrabble called Scrabits is fast, chaotic, and educational.<p>I know absolutely nothing about blockchains, the “decentralized ledgers” supposedly revolutionizing everything from finance to real estate. Nodding along to conversations at office parties, I think I’ve picked up that …

Bitcoin

Why So Many Cryptocurrencies Fail

Cryptocurrencies may be the tulips of our time. Investors are mad for them the way the Dutch were in the 17th Century.<p>Yet unlike lovely flower bulbs, there’s nothing behind the digital currencies, sold in “initial coin offerings” (ICOs). Just the vapor of promises that you’ll somehow get rich …

Digital Currency

Malta plans to create the world’s first decentralized stock exchange

<b>BLOCKCHAIN ISLAND.</b> The tiny European nation of Malta is truly living up to its nickname of “Blockchain Island.” On Thursday, MSX (the innovation arm …

Digital Currency

BitMEX CEO: Bitcoin Hasn’t Seen the Worst, $5,000 Imminent Before Big Rally

On CNBC’s Fast Money, BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes reaffirmed his stance on the price of bitcoin stabilizing in the $5,000 region before initiating the …

Digital Currency

Bitcoin Bubbles - This Isn't Our First Rodeo

Lessons from Bubble #1 and Bubble #2<p>I believe that Bitcoin (BTC-USD) (COIN) (OTCQX:GBTC) has been through two primary bubbles in its eight-year price …

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'The Police Wouldn't Hodl'... UK Cops Had Sell Seized Bitcoin Ahead Of Bull Run

A UK police force has become the country’s first to seize and convert bitcoin to pounds as part of a criminal probe, netting £1.25 million ($1.6 million) — though officers were not allowed to decide when they sold it, somewhat missing last year’s massive bull run.<p>The police force seized 295 bitcoin …

Digital Currency

Bitcoin’s price spiked this week, and this time it didn’t immediately crash

Earlier this week, the price of bitcoin spiked by 10%, putting it over $7,000. And then something strange happened: It didn’t go back down. According to Coindesk, the price for one digital coin is still over $7,569–up from $6,360 the past Monday.<p>It’s unclear what exactly led to this surge, but …

Digital Currency

Circle CEO: Ethereum Catalyzed 2017 Bull Run, May do the Same in 2019

Ethereum has long been held as the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the global market, but the CEO of Circle has recently gone as as far to say …

Digital Currency

Huobi Launches Service to Build Crypto Exchanges in the Cloud

Huobi, the world's third-largest cryptocurrency exchange platform by trade volume, is now offering a business arm to help customers build their own …

Digital Currency

Newly Launched Bitcoin Optech Initiative Aims to Address BTC Scalability Issue

A group of BTC developers has launched an initiative in order to deal with BTC scaling and high transaction fees issues.A team of Bitcoin (BTC) …

Bitcoin

Financialize Everything: Security Tokens And Network Effects

The age of the Security Token has arrived. The rebranding effort has recently been in full force – Swarm announced its intention to tokenize private shares of companies like Coinbase and Robinhood, the Security Token Summit in New York declared security tokens to be a new trillion-dollar industry …

Digital Currency

Fake Volumes: New Crypto Exchanges Displaying Signs of Inflated Activity

Fake Volumes: New Crypto Exchanges Displaying Signs of Inflated Activity<p>Brand-new exchanges are showing extremely robust trading volumes, lining up …

Digital Currency

Bitcoin Prices Are Back Up, but Traditional Investors Remain Skeptical

Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, says cryptocurrencies are risky for investors. Speaking Wednesday before the House Financial Services …

Digital Currency

Crypto ICOs and tech IPOs are fueling the best gold rush since 2000

$107.6 billion<p>Crypto ICOs, tech IPOs, and VC cash are all playing a part in the biggest year of tech funding since 2000, with $107.6 billion already raised in 2018.<p>Published 30 mins ago | Photo by AP Photo/Richard Drew<p>$107.6 billion<p>According to Pitchbook data, venture capital firms have invested …

Venture Capital

Investment fund CEOs: XRP is digital fiat, not real cryptocurrency

In the lead-up to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) critical decision on whether digital tokens are securities, CEOs of digital asset investment firms are really giving it to Ripple’s native cryptocurrency, XRP – claiming it’s really just digital fiat.<p>Most of the criticism centers …

Digital Currency

Gold Road Resources (ELKMF) Presents At Noosa Mining And Exploration Investor Conference - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by Gold Road Resources Ltd. in conjunction with this event.<p>125<p>Click to enlarge

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How to Buy Bitcoin Stock

Investing in a cryptocurrency is easier than you might think. Learn how to buy Bitcoin stock in four simple steps.

Bitcoin

Was bitcoin’s rally just a short squeeze? Bitmex CEO isn’t convinced

Arthur Hayes, Bitmex founder and CEO, joins the 'Fast Money' traders to make his case that a bitcoin peak is to come.

Trading

With coal gone, this Texas town is going all in on Bitcoin mining

Milam County in Central Texas was economically hammered this year by the closure of its coal-fired power plant and adjacent mine. Now, a new, …

Bitcoin Mining

‘I’d Like to See Us Test $5,000’: BitMEX CEO Pragmatic on Bitcoin Price Rise

Arthur Hayes of BitMEX has countered hype surrounding this week’s Bitcoin price rise, warning the “worst” is still to come.Arthur Hayes, CEO of …

Digital Currency

Why Singapore-based Alluma is betting big on global crypto trade

<i>With cryptocurrency trade on the rise, Akash Agarwal’s Alluma works as a one-stop exchange that simplifies buying and selling of these assets across</i> …

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ANALYSE THIS: Noah Capital’s René Hochreiter

<b>If someone came to you tomorrow with R100m to invest in just one company, which would it be?</b><p>Tencent.<p><b>Which talent would you most like to have?</b><p>An IQ of …

Digital Currency

This old ransomware has been revamped as Bitcoin-stealing malware

Jigsaw appears to be back with new malicious intentions, with a simple-but-effective trick to go after crypto-currency.<p>An old form of ransomware has …

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