Petro: Risky Gamble or Golden Opportunity?

Venezuela’s “Petro” cryptocurrency will attract investments from Turkey, Qatar, the U.S., and Europe, the country’s cryptocurrency regulator, Carlos Vargas, told reporters on Friday. The Petro will be offered for sale this Tuesday, February 20th, and comes as Venezuela is suffering from quadruple-digit inflation and chronic shortages of food and medicine. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the launch […]

Cryptocurrencies Surging in Africa as Alternatives to Traditional Banking

Africa is rarely considered to be one of the larger markets for cryptocurrencies, but with the right factors in place — such as an increasingly tech-savvy populous and inflation triggered by central banks — that might be set to change. Case in point: The surge in popularity of cryptocurrencies has contributed to the opening of […]

3 Ways Decentralized Gaming Platforms Will Disrupt the Gaming Industry

As the gaming industry starts to utilize blockchain technology to drive digital innovation, there has been an uptick in the creation of “decentralized gaming platforms.” Decentralized gaming platforms serve as a one stop shop for gamers and developers to create and play games, sell/purchase virtual goods, and make use of cryptocurrencies. These platforms can also […]

Polish Central Bank Paid Youtuber to Attack Cryptocurrencies

Poland’s central bank — Narodowy Bank Polski (NFB)— has admitted to paying for social media campaigns that attacked the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies. The bank spent 91,000 zloty ($27,100) on the campaigns, with the money going to Google, Facebook, and a Polish Youtube partner network called Gamellon, reports. The news comes after the site published a […]

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 […]

What Is SophiaTX?

Finding the right use cases in the blockchain industry can prove to be a challenging venture. A lot of these efforts focus on financial solutions, even though distributed ledgers can make a big impact in virtually all other areas. SophiaTX aims to bridge the gap between blockchain and other business models. This new platform offers […]

What Is ETHLend?

There are many different business opportunities in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Decentralized lending is a business venture a lot of companies would like to explore. ETHLend is doing exactly that, as their secure financial marketplace for peer-to-peer lending using blockchain and smart contracts is being developed as we speak. It is evident there […]

Shark Tank’s Herjavec Thinks Bitcoin And Blockchain Are ‘Here To Stay’ – Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)

Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)Shark Tank’s Herjavec Thinks Bitcoin And Blockchain Are ‘Here To Stay’Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)He believes that cryptocurrencies should and will be regulated, and that as firm regulation becomes closer to reality, the price of Bitcoin will continue to speculate but then drop way down. Based on this idea, […]