Archive | August 10, 2018

Bitcoin Scammers Extort Bachelors With Blackmail — Over Non-Existent Wives – Bitcoinist

BitcoinistBitcoin Scammers Extort Bachelors With Blackmail — Over Non-Existent WivesBitcoinistResidents of Washington D.C.’s upscale Chevy Chase neighborhood have been targeted by Bitcoin scammers claiming theyre poised to reveal “dark secrets” to the target’s wives. Despite the claims, there’s just one problem.Bitcoin scammers target wealthy, threaten to expose ‘secret’Sacramento Bee’I know about the secret’: Men in […]

tZero to Receive Largest Recorded Investment for Blockchain Startup

Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital has confirmed it signed a letter of intent to invest USD 270 million in blockchain startup up tZero, making it the largest recorded investment to such a company, according to Forbes. Atypical investment structure The USD 270 million investment came with an 18% stake in tZero, a platform for […]

Bitcoin Dominance Rate Hits 50% For First Time in 2018 – CoinDesk

CoinDeskBitcoin Dominance Rate Hits 50% For First Time in 2018CoinDeskShortly past 03:00 UTC on August 11, CoinMarketCap’s bitcoin dominance rate – an indicator that tracks the percent of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization contributed by the leading cryptocurrency – reached 50 percent for the first time since …Bitcoin Falls to $6050, Establishes New 1 Month LowEthereum […]

African Crypto Movement Learns from Past to Push Forward

An examination of Google Trends this year illustrates how the African continent is waking up to cryptocurrency-related products and exploring the sector for innovative opportunities. The popularity of Bitcoin in Africa continues to grow, enabled by the presence of a greater number of cryptocurrency exchange platforms. There are benefits to cryptocurrency ownership unique to the […]

Colorado Governor Democrat Candidate Lists Blockchain on Policy Issues

The US State of Colorado has a Democratic candidate who has positioned blockchain technology policies as a key component of his campaign in the upcoming gubernatorial elections. Early adopter Democratic nominee Jared Polis has held a bullish stance on bitcoin and blockchain for quite some time. In 2014, the congressman was an early crypto-evangelist. At […]

World Bank Mandates First Ever Blockchain Bond

The World Bank has mandated the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to authorize the world’s first blockchain bond. The foreign bond issued in Australian dollars has been dubbed bond-i, an acronym for Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument, as well as a reference to Sydney’s Bondi Beach. bond-i A joint press release from the World Bank and the CBA describes […]

Has Yale Found the Two Most Significant Bitcoin Price Indicators?

Connecticut-based Yale University has produced another insightful Bitcoin theory, this time claiming to have found the most significant predictors for the value of Bitcoin. The momentum effect The momentum effect describes the usual course of the price that tends to move in the same general direction that it has been. For example, if Bitcoin has […]

Bitcoin Burst To Hit Semiconductors Soon – Seeking Alpha

Bitcoin Burst To Hit Semiconductors SoonSeeking AlphaThere is a very high correlation between Bitcoin prices and GPU prices. As processor prices return to normal levels, we expect revenue to miss estimates in upcoming earnings announcements. The market…