Vitalik Buterin

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin proposes model to minimize risk in ICOs

In a post on the Ethereum Research Forum, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin detailed a method to make ICOs safer for investors and make the startups …

Bitcoin

South Korea Cryptocurrency Ban FUD Has Shown Importance of Decentralized Exchanges

Recently, the news of a South Korea cryptocurrency trading ban, which was ultimately refuted by the country’s government and the Blue House, the …

Bitcoin

Ethereum scammers disguised as Vitalik Buterin want to steal your money

You might want to be extra suspicious in case you receive an email from Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, cordially asking you to send money: chances are someone is trying to scam you out of your money.<p>Buterin has taken to Twitter to warn his followers that malicious actors are pretending to be him …

Cryptocurrency

DealBook Briefing: What Will Trump Do in Davos, if He Comes?

<i>Good Monday morning. (Enjoy a Pats-Eagles Super Bowl; some of us won’t.) We’ve just landed in Zurich, and are on our way to the World Economic Forum in Davos. But the big question is whether President Trump and his band of populist advisers will still come amid the government shutdown. Mick</i> …

Business

The founder of litecoin, a cryptocurrency that has gained 650% in 7 months, told us he's worried about all the scams in the nascent market

• <b>Litecoin founder Charlie Lee shared his thoughts on the cryptocurrency space in an interview with Business Insider.</b>• <b><br>He said he has faith in the future of bitcoin, but believes its success depends on the help of technologies like Lightning Network, or alternative coins like litecoin, to make payment</b> …

Business

How to price cryptocurrencies

Predicting cryptocurrency prices is a fool’s game yet this fool is about to try. The drivers of a single cryptocurrency’s value are currently too varied and vague to make assessments based on any one point. News is trending up on Bitcoin? Maybe there’s a hack or an API failure that is driving it …

Startups

Don't HODL, BUIDL: How Blockchain Tech Will Add Value in 2018

The question is what can we solve, enhance, or deliver that will make individuals or organizations produce more, be more efficient or enjoy life more?

Bitcoin

The Best Articles to Start with Ethereum

Ethereum started to take the concepts behind Bitcoin a step further and to make it ready for more business use cases. It attempts to do that, …

Bitcoin

Hackers Have Stolen $400 Million From ICOs

With the surge and fall of Bitcoin prices over the past year, some investors have looked to a red-hot fundraising tool known as initial coin …

Bitcoin

Crypto-economics is the future, says Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin

For Joseph Lubin, cryptocurrency makes for a profound political stance against centralised economies. At an event hosted by Bengaluru-based …

Bitcoin

Russian Ministry of Finance to Legalize Cryptocurrency

January 21st, 2018<p>Chris Hall<p>In a volatile week for cryptocurrency, good news came from an unexpected source, as Russia is drafting a bill to legalize …

Cryptocurrency

There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite

SAN FRANCISCO — Creating a new Bitcoin requires electricity. A lot of it.<p>In the virtual currency world this creation process is called “mining.” There is no physical digging, since Bitcoins are purely digital. But the computer power needed to create each digital token consumes at least as much …

Bitcoin

Stellar for beginners: everything you need to know

The exponential growth in value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in 2017 took everyone by surprise. As the year ended, there seemed to be no …

Bitcoin

Canada trialing use of Ethereum blockchain to enhance transparency of govt funding

The Canadian government has launched a trial to explore the use of blockchain technology in making government research grant and funding information …

Bitcoin

Heartbroken families ‘lose life savings’ in catastrophic crash of Bitconnect cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency investors including the parents of families with children are claiming to have lost their life savings in a devastating crash which …

Bitcoin

I fell in love with bitcoin—but am cheating with its best friend

<i>“A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections — a mere heart of stone.”<br>Charles Darwin</i><p>The feelings of love and affection for a network protocol may seem a bit absurd to an outsider of the cryptocurrency space, but not to those who have been in the industry for years. In fact, it’s rather …

Big Ideas

OmiseGO (OMG): Real Problems, Real Solutions — EVERYTHING You Need To Know & 8 Reasons To Buy…

OmiseGO (OMG): Real Problems, Real Solutions — EVERYTHING You Need To Know & 8 Reasons To Buy ($74.25 PT)<p><i>Note: This is not investment advice and</i> …

FinTech

On Value, Velocity, and Monetary Theory

A New Approach to Cryptoasset Valuations<p>Valuation methodologies have historically lagged behind the development of the assets they represent. While …

Bitcoin

What the NY Times got wrong about Bitcoin

It’s rare in the days following a cryptocurrency correction to find genuinely good reporting surrounding the issue. <i>The New York Times</i> took a stab at it yesterday, and for the most part, hit the ball out of the park.<p>But it wasn’t without its problems.<p>layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner …

Bitcoin

How BitConnect pulled the biggest exit scheme in cryptocurrency

In a menacing turn of events yesterday, Bitcoin investment lending platform BitConnect abruptly announced it is shutting down its lending and exchange services. But while this sudden “curveball” might have come as a massive surprise for thousands of gullible investors, the writing was on the wall …

Crypto Lending Site's Shutdown Renews Ponzi Scheme Allegations

BitConnect isn’t letting this week’s shuttering of its cryptocurrency exchange and lending operations deter it from attempting to raise funds though …

Business

Here’s How Scammers Are Using Fake News To Screw With Bitcoin Investors

In the largely unregulated world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency, fraudsters are getting rich by deliberately spreading false information to affect the price of their holdings using social media, scam news sites, and private chat apps.<p><b>On Saturday, Jan. 14</b>, a Twitter account purporting to be that of …

Long-form Journalism

Ethereum Price Analysis - Buterin reinvents the ICO

Having gained over 11,000% last year and making a new all time high, Ethereum (ETH) dropped sharply this week. The market cap currently stands at …

Bitcoin

BitConnect, Alleged Crypto Ponzi Scheme, Shutters Its Lending and Exchange Services and Plunges 92%

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.<p>Historically speaking, no investment class has delivered more consistent returns over the long run …

Investing

Blockchain Bloat: How Ethereum Clients Are Tackling Storage Issues

With long-term fixes like sharding a ways off, ethereum developers are making the software run more efficiently to ease growing storage requirements.

Bitcoin

Bounce for Bitcoin

After nearly dropping below $9K at one point yesterday, Bitcoin has bounced back to $11.6K. Ethereum, Litecoin, and most of the alt coin universe are …

Business

Cryptocurrencies Are in Free Fall, but Is It All Bad?

Advertisement<p>Cryptocurrencies are in free fall, sparing only a handful of coins. But is it all bad? Or can some good come from this flash crash of …

Bruno Le Maire

Bitcoin Crashes to Below $10,000 as Cryptocurrency Scams Scare Investors

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices deepened their weeks-long rout Wednesday as a spate of hacks and scam warnings compounded fears that regulators …

Cryptocurrency

This cryptocurrency correction is a good thing

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Declined by 30% Five Times in 2017, Recent Correction Tolerable

As CNBC Africa’s CryptoTrader host and producer Ran Neuner noted, bitcoin declined by 30 percent on five different occasions in 2017. This month’s 20 …

Bitcoin