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Cryptocurrency Exchange Nebula to Launch in March, With Unique Reputation System

Nebula, a cryptocurrency exchange which aims to provide support for cryptocurrencies that struggle to find affordable listing, will launch by the end of March with a unique reputation system. On major cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance and Bitfinex, it is difficult to find cryptocurrencies with small market valuations and shallow order books, because large cryptocurrencies tend […]

Asian Altcoin Trading Roundup: Nano is Leading the Way

FOMO Moments There has been an unexpected turnaround this morning and the markets have rebounded a little. Weekends are usually times when selloffs occur, led by Asia, but today everything is in the green once again. Bitcoin is leading the pack with a 7.5% recovery on yesterday’s prices to $10.500, altcoins have followed it back […]

UK: Bank of England Researching Digital Currency, No Plans To Launch

Despite rumours to the contrary, the UK government have announced that they will not be following the likes of Venezuela in launching their own digital currency for now. Whilst the Bank of England are indeed studying the implications of centrally-issued electronic currency, a government minister has stated that there are no plans in the immediate […]

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Donates $763,000 to Machine Intelligence Institute

Artificial intelligence is both a blessing and a curse rolled into one. Some people are convinced AI will improve our society, whereas others remain fearful. Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin donated $763,000 to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. With this money, the organization can further study potential hazards or artificial intelligence, among other things. MIRI is […]

Russian Foodie Boris Akimov “Tokenizes” Himself: Offers Expertise and Advice

Russian celebrity, organic food fan, cryptocurrency enthusiast, and co-creator of BioCoin, Boris Akimov, has decided to “tokenize” himself. Akimov, founder of Russian online organic food exchange LavkaLavka, will launch his own cryptocurrency, Akimov coin, on the Waves Platform, a blockchain system developed in Moscow. As of today, Waves has not issued any further details about […]

Tezos Foundation Changes Leadership, Tokens Set to Launch in Coming Weeks

The Tezos ICO raised $232 million last July for the blockchain startup. Seven months later, after progress was delayed due to infighting between the founders, the project’s tokens are finally set to launch “in the next few weeks.” The Tezos foundation raised funds to develop a new cryptocurrency last July through an initial coin offering (ICO) […]

Petro Gold Spawned After El Petro’s $735 Million Sales

Venezuelan president Maduro announces countries second commodity backed cryptocurrency ‘Petro Gold’ the day after ‘El Petro’s’ initial private sale raised $735 Million. Maduro Doubles Down With Petro Gold Once again President Nicolas Maduro took the podium to announce a government-owned cryptocurrency. This time instead of oil its the Petro Gold which is to be backed by precious metals. […]

Asian Altcoin Trading Roundup: Top Cryptocurrency is Nano

FOMO Moments The markets have continued correcting during the Asian trading session this morning. Bitcoin continues with its slow sell off but the some of the altcoins seem to be accelerating downwards at a faster rate. BTC seems to have found support at $10,500 and has headed upwards slightly however it is still down around […]

Lisk Rebrands in Berlin but Fails to Lift Price

A relaunch or rebrand usually does wonders for a cryptocurrency or blockchain project. The latest to revamp their look, website, and products is Berlin based Lisk which held an event yesterday. The team addressed an audience of over 500 highlighting new products, core updates, and a vision for the future. The conference started out with […]

Cardano Foundation Publishes Research on Threat of Quantum Computing

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies can be threatened in some ways. Quantum computing is perhaps of the biggest concerns as of right now. The Cardano Foundation and think-tank Z/YN recently released their findings on this potential threat to public key cryptography. Cardano Wants to Become Quantum Computing-Resistant Quantum computing is the next logical evolution in the […]

Venezuela Named Cheapest Country to Mine Crypto as El Petro is Launched

As president, Nicolas Maduro rolls out the El Petro ICO, Venezuela is named the cheapest country in the world to mine Bitcoin. But is it also the most expensive place to live? The manual for the first 82.4 million units of the Venezuelan cryptocurrency, El Petro was made available for download in multiple languages yesterday to […]

Australian University Launches Nation’s First Blockchain Course

Recognising its importance as a revolutionary technology, an Australian university has today announced the country’s first course on blockchain technology. It’s being hosted by Melbourne’s RMIT University and is scheduled to start in mid-March. Blockchain Skills in High Demand The eight-week short-course aims to address the current vacuum of young talent familiar with blockchain technology. […]