Archive | May 1, 2018

The US town banning new Bitcoin mines – BBC News

BBC NewsThe US town banning new Bitcoin minesBBC NewsPower-intensive Bitcoin mining has been eating up Plattsburgh’s electricity quota and pushing up bills for local residents. Now the local government has imposed an 18 month moratorium on commercial cryptocurrency mines setting up shop. BBC Click finds …and more »

Forget Emojis – Bitcoin Sentiment is Expressed Through Sticker Sets in Chats

Over the past few years, the cloud-based instant messaging service Telegram has become extremely popular as millions of users have patronized the platform. Among them there are lots of cryptocurrency enthusiasts in various channels talking about their favorite digital assets. One particular phenomenon that has swarmed the digital currency space on Telegram are cryptocurrency-themed sticker […]

Bank of Korea to Study Crypto and Blockchain Role for Cashless Society

The Central Bank of Korea (BoK) has announced it will consider cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based applications for it’s “Cashless Society” project. Bank of Korea to Study Cash Alternatives As reported in local media outlet TokenPost, The Bank of Korea has released it’s “2017 Payment Report” which includes an official announcement of its Cash-Free Society pilot project. Part… […]

Ripple Price Technical Analysis – XRP/USD Testing Key Resistance

Key Highlights Ripple price recovered nicely and moved above the $0.8100 resistance against the US dollar. There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at $0.8200 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair is currently struggling to break the $0.8450 resistance and the 100… […]

Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Thinks Institutional Investors Want In On Bitcoin

On Tuesday, reports regarding the notorious Facebook investor and venture capitalist Peter Thiel and his Founders Fund was revealed. According to sources familiar with the matter, Thiel’s fund has made an investment in the startup Tagomi, a firm that plans to execute cryptocurrency buy and sell orders as a brokerage service dealing with institutional investors […]

Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Roundup May 2: EOS Passes Ethereum in Trade Volume

FOMO Moments The crypto selloff that started this week has abated and markets are relatively stable, and even up marginally, this morning in Asia. Total market capitalization is over $420 billion at the moment which is a little higher than yesterday’s level. Bitcoin has hovered around $9,000 over the past 24 hours and has gained… […]

IOTA Supporters: Tweeting a News Link Is “Spreading FUD”

The list of crimes to earn the opprobrium of IOTA fans is growing by the day. Journalists who fail to pen fawning hagiographies of David Sønstebø and his team are singled out for persecution by IOTA acolytes. But it’s not just reporters who are blacklisted: anyone who tweets a link to an IOTA story – or […]

Not Just Bitcoin: OpenBazaar Is Gearing Up for a Radical Redesign – Coindesk

CoindeskNot Just Bitcoin: OpenBazaar Is Gearing Up for a Radical RedesignCoindeskSince startup OB1 launched in 2014 to develop a “bitcoin-powered” online market, the founders have focused almost exclusively on the world’s largest cryptocurrency. But with the scaling debate still raging in some ways, OB1 co-founder Washington …and more »

Vertcoin’s Twitter Account Hacked, Promised Fake Bitcoin Giveaway – Cointelegraph

CointelegraphVertcoin’s Twitter Account Hacked, Promised Fake Bitcoin GiveawayCointelegraphThe official Twitter account of Vertcoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency and software project, was compromised earlier today in an attempt to carry out a Bitcoin (BTC) scam. On May 1, the Vertcoin Twitter account posted an announcement of a …and more »