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Omni Layer Fork Called ‘Wormhole’ Debuts for Bitcoin Cash

According to a report on the social media platform Yours.org, software developers associated with the mining giant Bitmain plan on launching a smart contract protocol for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The project called ‘Wormhole’ will utilize the increased data-carrier-size and OP_Return transactions alongside a protocol based on the Omni Layer project. Also read: Group or […]

DOJ Crypto Investigation Tanks Prices, Fundstrat Welcomes Adult Supervision

Investigations are all about the crypto ecosystem, but a recent report regarding a US Department of Justice price manipulation crackdown was widely said to be the cause of market caps falling, and by a lot. Fundstrat, the ecosystem’s favorite financial professional crypto bull, is on record as welcoming government regulation, what it calls “adult supervision.” […]

Tom Lee Explains Why His Post Consensus Bitcoin Prediction Went South

Fundstrat Global’s outspoken co-founder and cryptoanalyst Tom Lee, has explained to CNBC why he feels that his predictions of Bitcoin getting an injection from the last week’s New York Consensus Conference, didn’t actually come to fruition. Although Tom Lee stands by his prediction of $25K by end of 2018 position, he suggests that the reasons the market, […]

Price of Bitcoin Slides Below $8,100 Amid Consensus Woes

This week has marked the duration of the fourth annual Consensus conference, the largest cryptocurrency conference in the world. As attendance more than quadrupled from 2017, to over 9,000 attendees, there was plenty of hype and heavy anticipation of the positive effect Consensus 2018 would have on cryptocurrency markets. Unfortunately, the conclusion of Consesnsus 2018 […]

Federal Reserve Pres: People Want Dollar, Not Volatile Crypto

St. Louis Federal Reserve President, James Bullard, was recently interviewed at this year’s Consensus conference in New York City. That a top US economic policy maker was in attendance is victory enough; however, he was asked his opinions on cryptocurrency going forward by CNBC Global Markets Reporter Seema Mody. He explained he found the phenomenon […]

NYC BlockChain Week Under Way with Twitter CEO, Fed President and Snoop Dogg

The inaugural Blockchain Week has come to NYC, courtesy of The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and CoinDesk. Designed to showcase New York as a rising hub for the blockchain sector, the Midtown gathering, including key event Consensus, could be a more flamboyant affair than it might sound to those unfamiliar with the […]

Bitgo Launches Institutional Grade Custodial Services Suite

This weekend the leading cryptocurrency security platform, Bitgo, announced the launch of custodial storage solutions for institutional investors. The new custodial program aims to offer a multi-level suite for digital asset security in partnership with the firm Kingdom Trust. Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Lose Steam During the Weekend Bitgo Offers a Secure Custodial Platform for […]

Smart Contracts: The Best Way to Make a Deal

People make agreements all the time. In general, these agreements tend to be either hopeful promises secured by a handshake and some goodwill, or they are the really intense kind of agreement that requires lawyers, contracts, and signatures. One method is friendly and based on good intentions, while the other is intimidating and formalized. What’s… […]

Cryptocurrency Projects Aiming to be ‘ASIC Resistant’ Have Little Success

Just recently the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) developers announced the project’s consensus algorithm Equihash was “threatened” in a blog post called “A Response to the ASIC Threat.” In the post, the BTG project’s team members explain that they might change the cryptocurrency’s current Equihash algorithm due to the recent launch of the Antminer Z9 mining rig. […]

The Crypto Wire From New York To Las Vegas

  Watch the associated video through this link The brand-new work “It Used To Be Wired” was made for Consensus 2018. The essential idea was to capture the crypto crossroads New York is currently facing. It also honors the tradition of the avant-garde in art there. This mixed-media canvas print with oils on top is… […]

Ethereum, OmiseGo, and Cardano Creators are Boycotting Consensus 2018 After Controversy

According to Bloomberg, the creators of Ethereum, Cardano, and OmiseGo, some of the biggest public blockchain protocols and cryptocurrencies, are boycotting the largest cryptocurrency conference, Consensus, after a controversial report about OmiseGo’s surge in price was published on April 26. OmiseGo Controversy Consensus 2018 is the leading cryptocurrency conference, hosted by cryptocurrency media outlet CoinDesk. The event, which […]

Bitcoin Cash Markets Remain Resilient As the Network’s Upgrade Approaches

It’s been a crazy week for cryptocurrency enthusiasts as the digital asset ecosystem is still reeling over the canceled Segwit2x fork that was expected to take place on the Bitcoin network next week. Over the course of the past few weeks leading up to the planned 2MB Segwit2x hard fork, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) markets have […]