The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.

Crypto Portfolio Tracker Raises $1.5 Million in Funding
Cryptocurrency investment management startup CoinTracker has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from some heavyweight investors, the firm announced on Tuesday.
Japan: Self-Regulatory Group Study Reveals 3.5 Mln Active Crypto Investors
Japan delivered new statistics about cryptocurrency use on Tuesday, April 10 as regulators and industry players push for greater transparency in the country's market.
Golem Arrives: One of Ethereum's Most Ambitious Apps Is Finally Live
That's the promise of Golem, a peer-to-peer market for putting your computer's excess CPU power to use for other people.
What You Don't Know About Crypto Taxes Can Hurt You
Steve Latham is the chairman of Claritas, a new venture that provides consolidated views of crypto holdings, gains and losses.
China Needs Better Regulation for Blockchain Growth, Experts Say
Blockchain's future growth in China will rely on well-designed regulatory and standardization frameworks in the country, according to industry experts.
Rangebound: Bitcoin Bulls Need Break Above $7.5K
Despite the retreat, the immediate outlook remains neutral, with bitcoin stuck within a narrowing price range.
German Consulting Firm Camelot Launches Blockchain Platform For Medical Data Management
German Camelot Consulting Group has developed a Blockchain-based solution for the management of sensitive medical data, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported Monday, April 9.With its Hypertrust X-Chain data management system, the company aims to offer the healthcare industry a secure digital platform for the exchange of patient data.
China's State Electricity Firm Eyes Blockchain for Internet of Energy
China State Grid Corporation, the country's state-owned electricity utility monopoly, is looking to blockchain technology to advance its plans for an "Internet of Energy."
Bank-Backed Hyperledger Is Slowly Opening to ICOs
Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk this week, the Sovrin Foundation, creator of the Hyperledger Indy codebase for digital identity management, intends to become one of the first to raise money by launching a crypto token using the consortium's code this summer, effectively following through on a promise first detailed in a white paper last year.
Crypto-Education Soaring High Thanks to Big-Name Universities Like Stanford, CMU and UW
Ever since Bitcoin started gaining widespread media traction a couple of years back, educational institutions all across the globe have been taking notice of this sector and have begun offering students with specially tailored programs that will give their digital careers a good head-start.
Cryptocurrency Exchange Develops An App And A Debit Card To Pay And Cash Out Cryptocurrencies
In Nov. 2017, Fidelium, a US-based project with South Korean roots, signed a contract with a major debit card provider to allow cryptocurrency owners to make payments practically anywhere, as well as to withdraw cash at affiliated ATMs. As the project team reported to Cointelegraph, the debit card will be integrated with the Fidelium's Multiwallet app, which provides users with access to various exchanges from around the globe.
3.5 Million Traders: Japan Releases Domestic Cryptocurrency Statistics
Japan's Financial Services Agency has released domestic cryptocurrency trading statistics for the first time.
How Blockchain Is Solving the Energy Crisis in Developing Nations
According to the latest figures, more than 1.2 billion people globally lack energy access, and many more communities have inconsistent or prohibitively expensive electricity.
ICE CEO Won't 'Rule Out' Crypto Futures Launch
The Intercontinental Exchange won't "Rule out" cryptocurrency-based futures contracts.
Former Twitter, Facebook Comms Expert To Serve As VP Of Communications At Coinbase
Coinbase has hired a new Vice President of Communications, Rachel Horowitz, the cryptocurrency exchange announced Monday, April 9.Horowitz joined Coinbase via Spark Capital, an investor in Coinbase, where she was a partner leading marketing and communications, in addition to acting as an advisor to portfolio founders.
Crypto Price Watch: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash Incur Sudden Drops
We have started a new week, and it looks many cryptocurrencies are starting it in the red.
'Bitcoin Day' Proves Argentina's Crypto Love Is Alive and Well
Bitcoin may not yet have "Conquered" Argentina, but it's certainly making in-roads.
Chile is Putting its Energy Data on Ethereum's Blockchain
On April 5th, the Chilean National Energy Commission announced that it had launched the nation's first blockchain project.
Nano Foundation Sponsors Legal Fund To Provide BitGrail Hack Victims With Representation
The Nano Foundation has announced it will sponsor a legal fund to provide all victims of the hack of cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail with equal access to representation and pursue their legal interests associated with BitGrail's insolvency, according to a Nano Foundation blog post April 9.In February, the Italy-based digital currency exchange BitGrail suffered a loss of one of its hosted tokens, Nano, and afterwards froze trading.
Gemini to Roll Out Bitcoin and Ether Block Trading
Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini said Monday that it will roll out block trading for bitcoin and ether starting later this week.
Canadian Barter Platform Introduces Its Own Cryptocurrency
Canadian online trading and barter platform Bunz Trading Zone is launching its own cryptocurrency, BTZ, local paper The Globe and Mail reports April 9.BTZ is reported to be "The first Canadian cryptocurrency to launch to an already-established community - its own members."
2018 'Mature' Crypto Market Will Draw More Investment, See Less Volatility, Analyst Says
"Regulators are not banning the development of cryptocurrencies, but are trying to better regulate the market, which should help the industry mature If the regulatory stance gets clearer, large funds will be more assured and willing to commit significant capital."
Coinbase Hires Facebook, Twitter Vet As Communications VP
Coinbase has hired a new vice president of communications, the cryptocurrency startup announced Monday.
500 Startups Backs $500k Seed Round for Stablecoin Project
Blockchain startup Stably has raised $500,000 in a seed funding round for its "Stablecoin" project.
Vitalik Buterin: Ethash ASICs Not a Threat to Ethereum
Following the release of the Bitmain E3 Ethereum ASIC miner, core developers are faced with a hard choice: Hard fork Ethereum to combat ASICs or focus development on Casper proof-of-stake which would eliminate mining.
$125 Million Raised in Basecoin SAFT Sale, SEC Filing Shows
Intangible Labs, the company behind the Basecoin "Stablecoin" project, has raised $125 million by way of a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens sale, a new SEC filing shows.
Police Officers Charged in $1.3 Million Bitcoin Extortion Scheme
The Crime Investigation Department in the Indian state of Gujurat has accused 10 police officers of kidnapping, attempted extortion and corruption after they allegedly abducted a businessman and forced him to hand over 200 bitcoins.
Chile Is Using Ethereum's Blockchain to Track Energy Data
Chile will use ethereum's blockchain as a way to record energy sector statistics, its government announced Thursday.
The Investor's Guide to Cryptocurrency Taxes
The following guide contains instructions on calculating taxes on your cryptocurrency investments.
What Do Recent Legislative Developments Mean For Crypto Users' Privacy
In the midst of the fallout from the news that Facebook had casually handed the private data of its 87 mln users to an unsavory electioneer firm, US Congress sneaked in a major piece of online privacy legislation, known as the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act.The document was tagged onto the coattails of a trillion-something-dollar omnibus spending bill, and therefore had no chance for any earnest legislative review of its own.