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Bitcoin Is Finding Its Way into High Schools

Over the past few years, colleges and universities all over the world have been creating courses revolving around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Now the subject is slowly infecting the halls of high school students who want to learn about these emerging technologies. Because of the increased student interest, this week a Business and Personal Finance […]

California Bill Aims to Recognize Blockchain Records

The state of California has introduced a new bill that aims to recognize blockchain transactions, digital signatures, and smart contracts as a legal form of record. Assemblyman Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 2658 on February 20 in order to re-define laws that apply to electronic records that take place within the state.   Also read: Indians […]

Bitcoin Market Dominance Rises, Transaction Fees Fall

The ratio of Bitcoin’s market dominance compared to all other digital currencies has generally getting smaller since early 2017. This period can be considered the ‘big bang’ for cryptocurrencies, when they literally all exploded onto the scene and inflated into the virtual universe. Over the past week however Bitcoin’s dominance has picked up and its […]

DigixDAO Surges Amid Sea of Red

After a general upwards trend from Bitcoin following its February 6 low of US$6,000, today marks the first major downtrend from the cryptocurrency. After nearing $12,000, the coin has dropped significantly, and is currently trading close to $10,700. As is usually the case, the significant drop has caused widespread losses among a majority of altcoins. Of […]

Global Market Stagnant Despite Bitcoin Gains

While it is widely agreed that past trends cannot predict future markets, today’s cryptocurrency market movements suggest a similar trend to what has been observed multiple times throughout 2017. Today, we see money flowing away from altcoins, back to Bitcoin, as sentiments towards the grandfather coin continue to turn bullish. Bitcoin (BTC) has climbed close to […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Counterparty

While many cryptocurrencies exist as competitors to or as evolutions of the Bitcoin protocol, there are other initiatives that instead seek to cooperate and bolster the pioneer blockchain. Perhaps the oldest and most profound of these projects is Counterparty, an asset layer created directly on the Bitcoin blockchain. What is Counterparty? Counterparty (XCP) is a […]

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Eyeing Further Gains

Key Points Bitcoin price made a nice upside move and traded above $9,000 and $10,000 against the US Dollar. There is a major ascending channel forming with current support at $10,150 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from SimpleFX). The pair may continue to rise and the next major resistances are […]

FBI Claims Arrested Cyber Crime Syndicate Co-Founder Medvedev Worth $800M+ in BTC

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has claimed that Sergey Sergeyvich Medvedev, a Russian national recently arrested in Bangkok, was the co-founder and second in command of the Infraud group – a notorious international cyber crime syndicate. It has been reported that at the time of his arrest, Mr. Medvedev was in possession of more […]

United Bitcoin May Be the Most Controversial Fork to Date

Back on December 12 the well-known developer Jeff Garzik launched a Bitcoin Core (BTC) based fork called United Bitcoin (UBTC) after Segwit2x failed. At block height 498,777 the snapshot took place, and the UBTC network began just like the rest of the forks in existence, but claiming the tokens is far more complicated than one […]

Senate Candidate Accepts Largest Contribution in BTC

This week the Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen announced he accepted the largest federal election campaign contribution settled in digital currency. Petersen, a former Libertarian, has received a total of 24 cryptocurrency donations this year, and the largest was for 0.284 BTC ($4,500 USD). Also Read: U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure Guidelines […]

New Crypto Exchanges Launch in South Korea Despite Lack of Fiat Deposits

A number of new cryptocurrency exchanges are launching in South Korea despite being unable to provide full service due to regulatory challenges. Since the Korean government enforced the real-name system on cryptocurrency accounts, banks have only been providing fiat deposit services to the country’s four largest crypto exchanges. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for […]

What College Kids Are Saying About Cryptocurrency

On Friday, February 9, I had the opportunity to attend a cryptocurrency talk hosted by my school’s computer science club. This event was just one of a plethora of talks that have been taking place at colleges and universities throughout the world. My college can best be described as a private, liberal arts college in the US with a […]

U.S. Marshals Auction Completes the Sale of 3,800 BTC

The U.S. Marshals revealed this week it completed the auction that saw the sale of 3,813 bitcoins ($31Mn USD) on January 22. The bitcoins were seized from various civil forfeitures and criminal cases involving U.S. law enforcement agencies like Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Also read: Weiss Ratings Defends its Decision to […]

Besides the Meme Jokes Crypto-Enthusiasts Are Actually Buying Lamborghinis

The luxury Italian sports car, Lamborghini, otherwise referred to as the “Lambo” has become a ‘holy grail’ for some cryptocurrency enthusiasts. As ridiculous as $200K+ automobile may sound to some individuals after bitcoin’s rise in 2017 that dream is now attainable for a lot of early adopters. Also Read: Australian Freeze: Big Aussie Banks Denying Bitcoiners […]

Phony PBOC Email Sent to U.S. Media Aimed to Manipulate BTC Price

According to reports on Tuesday, a large quantity of U.S. media outlets were sent an email from an individual claiming to be a representative of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). The message contained a phony invitation to a press conference between the media, the PBOC, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and said […]