Cryptography

What Crypto Really Thinks About Litecoin's Banking Ambitions

It was news that was perhaps <i>too</i> strange for crypto's typically divided reactions.<p>First revealed Wednesday, the Litecoin Foundation, the non-profit …

Cryptocurrency

$13.5 Million Hack Ignites Fresh Debate Over Crypto Project Bancor

Innovation is never easy. That said, sometimes it can be that much harder.<p>Such was the case for crypto project Bancor this week, which saw its design …

Cryptocurrency

A US Election Probe Implicated Bitcoin – And the Reaction Was Swift

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general of the U.S., sparked a social firestorm when he revealed that the dozen Russian military intelligence …

Donald Trump

Bitcoin Cash Network Highly Centralized, 49% of all Nodes Run on Alibaba’s Facilities: Bitpico

Advertisement<p>Weeks after announcing they would be launching an attack on the network of Bitcoin Cash, hacker group Bitpico has disclosed that the …

Bitcoin Cash

Muh Monopoly! How a Banker's Talk Sparked All Kinds of Crypto Mockery

Last week, Agustin Carstens, the head of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), widely considered the central bank of central banks – told …

Cryptocurrency

5 Crypto Assets Are Soaring on Possible Coinbase Listings

Cryptocurrencies generally see a price increase after being added to an exchange, but with Coinbase the rise can be meteoric - even when nothing is …

Cryptocurrency

Hedge Fund Billionaire Steven Cohen Is Getting into Crypto

Billionaire investor Steven Cohen, once dubbed the "Hedge Fund King," has reportedly entered the crypto space.<p>According to a Fortune article …

Cryptocurrency

Something Strange Is Going On at a Crypto Exchange Called WEX

Users of WEX, the cryptocurrency exchange built on the ashes of BTC-e, are reporting withdrawal problems, raising new questions about an already …

Cryptocurrency

Tezos Is Giving Away Grant Money to Crypto Developers

A few short weeks after the beta version of its mainnet went live, Tezos is looking to encourage its community to begin developing on its …

Cryptocurrency

Major League Baseball Collectibles Are Coming to Ethereum

Major League Baseball (MLB) is turning to blockchain to expand its fanbase.<p>MLB announced Friday that it has partnered with Lucid Sight, a blockchain …

Cryptocurrency

OKCoin Exchange Launches in US Offering Fiat-to-Crypto Trading

Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin has launched a branch in the U.S. market offering trading services between U.S. dollars and several major …

Cryptocurrency

Chinese Tech Firm Probed Over Launch of Crypto-Mining Video Console

Leshi Internet, a Chinese video streaming provider with a history of financial troubles, is being questioned by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange over its …

Cryptocurrency

A $3.3 Billion Claim: Has Cardano's Blockchain 'Solved' Proof-of-Stake?

"Proof-of-stake is solved."<p>Even in an industry that's seen no shortage of grand proclamations, those words, issued by entrepreneur Charles Hoskinson …

Cryptocurrency

Lawmakers to Discuss If Crypto Is 'The Future of Money' Next Week

Cryptocurrencies will take center stage once again on Capitol Hill next week.<p>The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee announced …

Cryptocurrency

Cartier Owner Richemont Plans to Track Diamonds With Blockchain

Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods giant that owns Cartier, is turning to blockchain in a move aimed to bring transparency to its supply chain.<p>Jin …

Cryptocurrency

Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash Are Latest Crypto Additions to Robinhood Investing App

U.S.-based mobile stock trading app Robinhood has added two new cryptocurrencies to its no-fee trading service.<p>The company said in an announcement on …

Cryptocurrency

Code Is Speech: Amir Taaki on Crypto's Debt to Phil Zimmerman

<i>Amir Taaki created libbitcoin, the first alternative bitcoin implementation, and worked on wallets such as Electrum and Darkwallet, as well as</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Binance Exchange Is Backing First Ever Decentralized Bank in Malta

Binance, one of the biggest' cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is reportedly among a number of investors backing a decentralized bank to be …

Encryption

Report: More Than Three-Quarters of ICOs in 2017 Were Scams

About half of the existing crypto-asset market today – numbering some 1,500 – functions on top of an existing blockchain like ethereum, according to …

Cryptocurrency

Tether Hires Former Bank Analyst as Chief Compliance Officer

Tether, the company behind the controversial, dollar-tied "stablecoin" known as USDT, has hired a chief compliance officer from the eighth-largest …

Cryptocurrency

Bank of Queensland Rules Out Crypto Purchases With Mortgage Funds

An Australian retail bank has revised its contract terms to prohibit borrowers from using loans such as mortgages to purchase …

Cryptocurrency

Police Seize $1.5 Million in Crypto During FIFA Gambling Crackdown

Local police officials in China seized more than $1.5 million worth of cryptocurrencies as part of a crackdown on gambling during the 2018 FIFA World …

Cryptocurrency

Consensus Compare: Casper vs. Tendermint

<i>This technical deep dive was originally published on the</i> <i>Cosmos Blog</i><i>. Enjoy.</i><p>The Long Road to Proof-of-Stake<p>For definitions, see (Primer).<p>The Byzantine …

Blockchain

Ethereum Entering ‘Phase 2’ Following Launch of Most Complex DApp: Co-Creator

At the RISE conference held in Hong Kong, the largest technology conference in Asia attended by 15,000 attendees, Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin …

Blockchain

Bitmain-Backed Opera Web Browser Adds Built-In Ethereum Wallet

Popular internet browser Opera will become the first mainstream web interface to add native support for an ethereum wallet, the company announced on …

Web 3.0

‘Mad Skillz’: Elon Musk Is Impressed by Ethereum Scam Bots on Twitter

Billionaire entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk has recently called attention to scam bots that impersonate famous people on Twitter to steal …

Jack Dorsey

Coinbase Co-Founder Backs Blockchain Startup's $3 Million Seed Round

A startup that is developing a protocol based on the ethereum blockchain to allow users to validate information across different datasets has raised …

Cryptocurrency

New Canaan Man Accused Of Assault On Elderly Person: Police

The alleged incident occurred at a home on East Avenue in New Canaan.<p>NEW CANAAN, CT — A 42-year-old New Canaan man was arrested on charges of …

Crime

Augur Passes CryptoKitties: Ethereum App Sees $400K in First-Day Betting

One Augur user was so eager, they didn't even wait for the user interface.<p>That may have summed up the state of affairs Tuesday, hours after the …

Cryptocurrency

Litecoin Price Spikes Above $80 on Bank Acquisition News

The price of litecoin spiked to $81 on Wednesday amid notable news for the cryptocurrency often called the silver to bitcoin's gold.<p>The world's …

Cryptocurrency