Patent Stockpiling: Bank of America Holds 45 Crypto-Related Patents

A patent grants its holder exclusive rights to an invention, such as a piece of technology, for a certain period of time. While designed as a means of protecting the intellectual property of inventors, the system is not without its critics who believe that patenting deters innovation and wastes resources. Consider crypto founding fathers like… Continue reading Patent Stockpiling: Bank of America Holds 45 Crypto-Related Patents

Bitcoin Master Guide

Bitcoin is the revolutionary digital currency that slowly, but surely changes the financial landscape of the world. As new people join this global community, they are often met with information that’s either invalid or misinformative in nature. This is the main reason for the creation of this Guide, which hopes to establish itself as an… Continue reading Bitcoin Master Guide

Multi-Million Dollar Properties Are Selling for Bitcoin in San Diego

Since getting crypto rich has become a bit of a thing in recent times, some select properties have gone up for sale while accepting Bitcoin — the dominant cryptocurrency — as a form of payment. Now, two properties have hit the market in San Diego, with price tags that redefine what it means to be… Continue reading Multi-Million Dollar Properties Are Selling for Bitcoin in San Diego

Ethereum Loses Ground Amid State Crackdowns, Remains Technically Strong

In what continues to be a volatile and unpredictable Summer for cryptocurrencies, Ethereum has suffered a series of setbacks over the past several days. The price of Ether has dropped forty percent since the beginning of the month amid a series of anti-crypto moves by state agencies and negative publicity. This is a stunning reversal… Continue reading Ethereum Loses Ground Amid State Crackdowns, Remains Technically Strong

The new role of Bitcoin in the law on marriage

Diluted couples can face the problem of concealing income in crypto-currencies. Lawyers suggest that the anonymity of the crypto-currency may be tempting for those who participate in the "violent divorce", warns BBC. Anonymus found a loophole for income hiding during divorce One lawyer, the newspaper writes, said that she had already witnessed the "first wave"… Continue reading The new role of Bitcoin in the law on marriage

Equity Markets vs. Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review, Feb. 5 – 11

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The cryptocurrency market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. While cryptocurrencies saw some relief last week, global… Continue reading Equity Markets vs. Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review, Feb. 5 – 11

Schnorr Signatures Make Bitcoin more Efficient

  It is finally possible that the cryptocurrency industry may have finally found a solution to the scalability problem existing on the blockchain. A research study has revealed how the implementation of Schnorr signatures can help in scaling the blockchain network. Blockchain Brief Blockchain technology is at the core of the bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.… Continue reading Schnorr Signatures Make Bitcoin more Efficient

South Korea Mulls New Crypto Licenses for Exchanges

South Korea is examining a licensing system to regulate the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges in a major turn around from its previous harsh stance. A turn around from hardline approach After announcing less than a month ago that some or all cryptocurrency exchanges may be shut down in the aftermath of the Bitcoin market correction South Korea… Continue reading South Korea Mulls New Crypto Licenses for Exchanges

Kraken moves to purchase wallet funding service, Glidera

According to recent reports, it seems like Kraken, one of the world’s most popular bitcoin exchanges, has just acquired a wallet funding service, known by the name of Glidera. Unfortunately, the terms of the purchases have not been disclosed, so there isn’t much information that we can offer on the sale, yet it’s worth pointing… Continue reading Kraken moves to purchase wallet funding service, Glidera

It’s Happening: In Poland, Central Bankers Pay for Cryptocurrency Bashing on YouTube

Cryptocurrency shills, meet anti-cryptocurrency shills. Paid trolls may be the new reality in the 2018 cryptoverse, as the Central Bank of Poland has reportedly been outed as paying thousands of dollars to popular Polish YouTubers to bash the viability of cryptocurrencies.  Early Salvo in the PR War Banks aren’t stupid: in the face of the… Continue reading It’s Happening: In Poland, Central Bankers Pay for Cryptocurrency Bashing on YouTube

Ellen DeGeneres Just Introduced Bitcoin to Her 3 Million US Viewers

Ellen DeGeneres has likened Bitcoin to a “digital goat” in an attempt to explain the digital currency in layman’s terms live on air. Ellen Viewers Learn Bitcoin, Wallets And Volatility In a segment of her popular television show this week, which averages almost 3 million viewers per episode, DeGeneres spent several minutes speaking about the… Continue reading Ellen DeGeneres Just Introduced Bitcoin to Her 3 Million US Viewers

Coinbase Introduces a PayPal-like Merchant Solution for Cryptocurrencies

Making cryptocurrency payments more convenient to use is a difficult task. Consumers often struggle to find platforms or shops accepting this form of payment. Store owners are not too convinced whether or not such payments offer them any benefits. Coinbase has come up with a solution which may resolve some of the concerns. Their new… Continue reading Coinbase Introduces a PayPal-like Merchant Solution for Cryptocurrencies

UK: Coinbase, CEX.IO & Other Major Crypto Firms Create First Self-Regulating Trade Body

Seven of the largest cryptocurrency companies globally have joined forces to form CryptoUK,  a first of its kind trade association, whose goal is to self-regulate within the UK crypto industry, The Telegraph reported Tuesday, Feb. 13. CryptoUK is made up of global cryptocurrency trading platforms and services Coinbase, eToro, CryptoCompare, CEX.IO, BlockEx, CoinShares, and CommerceBlock,… Continue reading UK: Coinbase, CEX.IO & Other Major Crypto Firms Create First Self-Regulating Trade Body

A Dazzling History of Bitcoin’s Ups and Downs

This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. One of the most popular memes on the cryptocurrency subreddit r/bitcoin, arguably the largest concentration of Bitcoin enthusiasts on the internet, depicts a cartoon coin riding a roller coaster… Continue reading A Dazzling History of Bitcoin’s Ups and Downs

Bank of England Governor Claims Bitcoin Has ‘Failed’ As A Currency

Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney declared that Bitcoin cannot be considered a legitimate currency by traditional definitions, The Telegraph reported Monday, Feb. 19. At an event at London’s Regent's University, Carney claimed that Bitcoin failed to meet two major requirements of a traditional currency, claiming that Bitcoin is neither a means of exchange,… Continue reading Bank of England Governor Claims Bitcoin Has ‘Failed’ As A Currency

Bitcoin thieves threaten real violence for virtual currencies

The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried were anything but. In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants pushed their victim, a young Russian man, into his apartment and kept him there, blindfolded, until he logged onto his computer and transferred about $100,000 worth of Bitcoin to… Continue reading Bitcoin thieves threaten real violence for virtual currencies

Why U.S Energy Is Seeking Block Chain Research Proposals?

These days it’s in the news that U.S Energy seeks block chain research proposals.  The U.S department of Energy (DOE) is nowadays searching for block chain technology. Here a question arises that WHY it is doing that? Why Block Chain has become so important for it that it’s actually finding ways for block chain research… Continue reading Why U.S Energy Is Seeking Block Chain Research Proposals?

Alt Coin Race Part 1

For over a month, The Alt-coin market has been exploding with activity. Prior to the burst, Bitcoin experienced some scaling issues with debate over using a new chain, “Bitcoin Unlimited” Bitcoin Unlimited’s attempt at shifting the economy ultimately led to the explosion of Dash on the epic date of March 18th 2017. In this article, I will… Continue reading Alt Coin Race Part 1

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Swiss Financial Authority Releases ICO-Specific Regulatory Guidelines

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published a set of guidelines yesterday, Feb. 16, for applying existing financial market legislation to the regulation of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). FINMA CEO Mark Branson sees these guidelines as a way of helping Blockchain technology successfully enter Swiss markets, noting that Blockchain companies cannot simply circumvent the… Continue reading Swiss Financial Authority Releases ICO-Specific Regulatory Guidelines

Crypto Markets Remain Steady During FUD-Less Period

Monday, Feb. 12: the crypto markets are staying relative static after having experienced an uneventful weekend, with the total market cap lingering in the low $400 bln range, never going that far below $380 bln. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has also stayed comparatively consistent as opposed to the more erratic swings earlier this year. BTC is… Continue reading Crypto Markets Remain Steady During FUD-Less Period

US President-elect Trump Adds Bitcoin Specialist Peter Thiel to His Moving Group

One of the very first moves of United States President-Elect Donald Trump was to form a transition team which he called his “Moving Group”. One of those appointed was PayPal co-founder, technology expert and financial whiz Peter Thiel. What are the implications of this appointment for the financial technology industry specifically advocates of the Blockchain… Continue reading US President-elect Trump Adds Bitcoin Specialist Peter Thiel to His Moving Group

Crypto ‘Scams’ Have Affected Over 1.2k Australian Investors In 2017

Cryptocurrency scams generated over 1200 complaints to Australia’s consumer watchdog in 2017, according to new figures it released this month. Local news media outlet ABC reports data it obtained from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) reveals 1289 complaints, some of which appear to relate to token offerings. Australia has remained quiet against the… Continue reading Crypto ‘Scams’ Have Affected Over 1.2k Australian Investors In 2017

Known investor predicts Bitcoin for $ 40 thousand

According to the forecast of the executive director of Bitcoin Foundation Lew Klassen, the cost of Bitcoin will overcome the mark of $ 40 thousand by the end of 2018. However, other crypto-currencies, in the investor's opinion, expect a less positive outcome – 90% of them will fail. This is due to the fact that… Continue reading Known investor predicts Bitcoin for $ 40 thousand