Archive | Digital Currencies

A BCH Fueled Version of Patreon is Coming This August

Just recently a team of programmers announced the creation of a ‘Bitreon.cash,’ a platform that aims to be similar to the popular membership application, Patreon. This particular platform, however, will be censorship resistant and powered by bitcoin cash (BCH) payments. In order to fund the protocol, two developers have raised 47 BCH so far out of […]

Vietnam Internet Crackdown Damages Plans to Become Blockchain Hub

Vietnam legislators approved a cybersecurity bill on June 12 putting tighter rules on tech companies from the start of 2019. Vietnam has been recognised as a potential hub for blockchain activity but doubts still remain over regulatory uncertainty. New Cybersecurity Bill Approved The new bill requires tech companies to hold important personal data locally which… […]

Three Luxury Apartments Sold for 420 BTC in the Coastal Region of Montenegro

This week three luxury apartments located in Budva, Montenegro sold for 420 BTC (3.2Mn USD) according to Notary Office and the firm Astra Montenegro Investment Association (AMIA). Furthermore, the AMIA has been successfully promoting the use of digital currencies in Budva and has convinced the neighboring Dukley hotel, Beach Lounge, and Marina to accept BTC. […]

Data Prediction Sites Show More Conservative Cryptocurrency Price Forecasts

There are a lot of members within the cryptocurrency industry who have tried to predict the price of digital assets like Bitcoin Core (BTC). Furthermore, there are also a ton of bigwig Wall Street types who also try to predict the price of cryptocurrencies — While some of their BTC forecasts predict the currency’s value […]

New York Legislators Vote for a Cryptocurrency Task Force

The banks committee sect of the New York state legislature has voted in favor of progressing a bill that would authorize a digital currency task force. The vote took place on May 30, with the committee confirming their backing for a task force that would study the effects of the implementation of cryptocurrencies on the state’s financial […]

Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Impossibility of Knowledge in Planning

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 4 Crypto and the Impossibility of Knowledge in Planning Bitcoin…is better understood using the conceptual lens of the Catallaxy: participants in Bitcoin spontaneously form a decentralized monetary and financial ecosystem, collectively choosing Bitcoin as a medium of exchange and store of […]

Hong Kong Treasury Rejects Notion of a Central Bank Digital Currency

The Hong Kong Treasury decided against the notion of creating a central bank digital currency (CBDC) yesterday, but said that they will monitor the situation. Hong Kong is ‘Already Efficient’ Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Joseph Chan, said, in a press release, that Hong Kong does not need a CBDC at… […]

BoE: Central Bank Digital Currency May ‘Strengthen’ Monetary Policy

According to research from the Bank of England (BoE), a central bank issued digital currency has the potential to revolutionize monetary policy. BoE Studies Risks and Benefits of Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency The BoE has been researching how a central bank digital currency (CBDC) would work in practice. It authored a research paper which claimed… […]

Caspian Partners With Bitmex to Offer All-In-One Portfolio Services

On May 23 the cryptocurrency portfolio and risk management platform Caspian Tech announced a partnership with the Seychelles based trading platform the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (Bitmex). The move aims to bring Caspian closer to being an all-in-one platform with access to multiple exchanges. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Luxury Jets, Cheap Air Tickets Now Offered […]

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 […]

Pfeffer Capital Predicts Bitcoin Will Replace Gold

Major institutional investor John Pfeffer has predicted that Bitcoin will come to replace gold, while eventually being worth USD 700,000. As reported by the Independent, John Pfeffer of UK-based Pfeffer Capital made the comments at the Sohn investment conference in New York. “Bitcoin is the first viable candidate to replace gold the world has ever seen. So if […]

Coinshares Chairman Danny Masters Bullish on Bitcoin Revolution

In a recent Bloomberg PNL podcast, Coinshares chairman Danny Masters took an in-depth look into the future of distributed ledger technology, security and regulation in the industry. https://assets.bwbx.io/av/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/vZAY7z4Y2fUg/v2.mp3 He said, “The distributed ledger technology that’s being pioneered by the development surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are really the democratization of transactions as in the same way when the internet appeared […]

Liechtenstein to Bypass Heavy Crypto Regulations

Liechtenstein’s Prime minister has stated he wants to be at the forefront of the digital age, suppressing any burdensome regulations on blockchain technology. The Liechtenstein government has the aim to provide its citizens with sensible but cohesive blockchain regulations; this will create a stable legal environment that will help further the country’s innovation within this sector. While the […]

Peter Thiel States Bitcoin Will Be the Online Equivalent to Gold

Paypal co-founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel sees Bitcoin as the online equivalent to gold, betting on Bitcoin and arguing that a quest to amass a great deal of money is the bubble that never pops. Thiel holds Bitcoin as a haven for its stores on monetary assets. Thiel has decades’ worth of strategic and […]

Blockchain technologies fueling video games and consoles that can create profit for players

PlayTable from Blok.Party is the world’s first Blockchain gaming console that looks close to an all-in-one tabletop gaming console with the capacity to play a diverse array of video games on its system. It’s an Android touchscreen console, powered by the Ethereum blockchain and utilizes the toys-to-life genre to significant effect. Toys-to-life is a genre […]