The Latest News about Cryptocurrency
Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.
Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme Allegedly Hoaxed $20 Million In South Korea
Two suspects from South Korea have allegedly used a pyramid scheme that involves bitcoin to swindle some 20 billion Korean won, or $20 million from investors in the country.
Big Business Bullish on Crypto Careers
The number of new jobs listed within the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector has increased dramatically over the last three months, proving that while crypto values may be slow to recover, the blockchain employment industry is powering ahead. While the early days of $100 BTC are over, with most instant crypto-millionaires already minted, the crypto job market explosion is only beginning.
€2 Million Donation to Fund World Food Programme Blockchain Project
The European nation of Belgium has contributed €2 million to support the United Nation's World Food Programme and its technology projects, including its blockchain-based payments pilot for refugees.
Just a Month after LitePay 'Breakup'
Just a month after LitePay's untimely collapse, Litecoin has teamed up with a well-known wallet platform and a large South Korean cryptocurrency exchange.
Crypto Exchange CEO Runs For Mayor Of Taipei To Make It Asia's 'Pioneer Blockchain City'
CEO of major over-the-counter crypto exchange OTCBTC and Facebook hackathon winner Yi-Ting Cheng has announced that she is running for mayor of the Taiwanese capital city Taipei this year, according to Cheng's Facebook post on April 14.
Major Crypto Investors Request Token Oversight Exemption In Meeting With SEC
Top cryptocurrency investors Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures urged the US Securities and Exchange Commission to consider a cryptocurrency exemption at a private meeting, the Wall Street Journal reports April 19.
Decentralized Exchanges, Off-Chain Atomic Swaps, And A Brief Look Into The Future
Alternative solutions to centralized exchanges are available and are called decentralized exchanges.
Crimean Gov't Considers Crypto Fund To Attract Foreign Investment, Avoid Sanctions
The Crimean government is considering the possibility of creating a cryptocurrency fund for foreign investors in order to avoid sanctions, local meda TASS reported April 18.
South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb To Issue Own Token In Singapore
Bithumb, South Korea's leading cryptocurrency exchange, has recently revealed plans to issue its own token, Bithumb Coin, in an Initial Coin Offering, local news outlet TokenPost reports Thursday, April 19.
Crypto Price Watch: Stellar Lumens, Cardano, NEO, EOS All in the Green
While market cap dominators Bitcoin and Ethereum had demonstrated strong chart actions, alts such as Stellar, Cardano, NEO, and EOS are all expressing positive movement that hints toward a potential repeat of 2017's epic Q4 run up.
A Global Blockchain Search Engine
Nebulas is a Blockchain 3.0 project from the founder and developers of NEO. Promising smart contracts without scaling worries, the second layer of blockchain protocols that incorporate a massive range of tools and options, and search engine functionality, Nebulas is a highly innovative project.
Walmart Wants to Store Payment Data On a Blockchain
Newly published patent filings from retail giant Walmart hint at a plan to store payments data using blockchain tech.
Smart Contract Pioneer Nick Szabo: Don't Ditch Decentralization
Speaking at the Synchronize 2018 conference in New York City on Thursday, Nick Szabo, a pioneering cryptographer who first developed the concept of smart contracts in 1996, urged the audience not to lose sight of blockchains' original promise.
Ether Investment Firm Begins Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange
The stock for cryptocurrency investment firm Ether Capital has begun trading on a Canadian stock exchange.
Telegram Digital Resistance: The Open Network And Russia's Ban
Telegram has been called the "Cryptocurrency world's preferred messaging app" by many media outlets including Forbes, and more than 84 percent of Blockchain-based projects have an active Telegram community.
UK Member Of Parliament Says Blockchain Will have 'Monumental Impact'
British Conservative Member of Parliament Matt Hancock has delivered a speech about the "Monumental impact" he believes Blockchain will have on people's lives, speaking at a conference today, April 19.
Saxo Bank: Cryptocurrencies Could See 'Springboard' Bull Market In Q2 2018
Major Danish bank Saxo Bank continued its optimism regarding cryptocurrency growth in 2018 in its latest Quarterly Outlook, published April 18.
Thai SEC Tech Consultant 'Hopes' Authorities Will Reconsider Digital Asset Tax For ICOs
Technology consultant Bhume Bhumiratana, along with members of the local crypto community, have urged financial authorities to reconsider the country's cryptocurrency tax framework, local news outlet Bangkok Post reported Tuesday, April 17.
Chilean Banks vs Crypto Exchanges: Will Citizens Have Access to Technology?
Earlier this week, a group of cryptocurrency exchanges in Chile applied to the courts to fight the decision of banks to shut down their bank accounts.
Bitcoin is Not A Tool For Illegitimate Transactions, Says Quebec Chief Scientist
The Chief Scientist of Quebec Rémi Quirion says public concern that Bitcoin is being used for illicit activities like tax evasion and money laundering is largely overblown, Forbes reports April 18.
Waltonchain Subsidiary Partners with Alibaba's IoT Connectivity Alliance
As part of a recent forward-leaning development strategy, Alibaba has formed The IoT Connectivity Alliance, which now includes logistics-based blockchain project Waltonchain.
Major Investors Met with SEC to Discuss Crypto Exemption
Major crypto industry investors Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures reportedly held a private meeting with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials to discuss the exemption of blockchain-based tokens from the agency's oversight.
Gem Unveils All-In-One Crypto Investment App
Blockchain startup Gem plans to launch a comprehensive platform that will allow users to track, store, trade and discover cryptocurrencies on one app.
Insurance Giant Allianz Is Testing a Token to Move Money Internally
Insurance giant Allianz has been testing an internal token to move money around between its global affiliates without having to deal with currency conversions and other costs and inefficiencies.
Blythe Masters: Business Blockchain Won't Be 'Winner-Takes-All'
Speaking to an audience in New York City on Thursday, Digital Asset CEO Blythe Masters and R3 founder and CEO David Rutter worked hard to cast their projects not as applications but as entire ecosystems for developers to build apps of their own.
Dow Jones Media Group And Brave Blockchain Platform To Test 'Consent-Based Ads'
The Dow Jones Media Group and the Blockchain-powered privacy-oriented web browser Brave have formed a partnership to test Blockchain technology in digital advertising, according to a press release published yesterday, April 18.
IBM And Major Banks Blockchain Partnership Reports First Live Pilot Transactions
IBM's partnership with international banks to develop a Blockchain trade finance platform called Batavia has resulted in the platform's first live pilot transactions, according to a press release published today, April 19.
Bitcoin Headed For $100,000 Or $100? CEOs, Big Investors And Harvard Economist Predictions
Prediction 1: Institutional investors' money will increase Bitcoin's price The CEO of American Express-backed startup Abra has predicted that big investors will make "All hell break loose" in a recent interview with Business Insider.
Bitcoin Holds $8,000 Price Point Amid Warnings Fast Growth Could See Lows Return
Bitcoin prices are holding steady today, April 19, one week after a surprise surge took the cryptocurrency up $1,000 to reach above $8,000 in the space of 30 minutes.
Sharing Economy, Explained
1.Put simply, this is where individuals share items or services, usually on the internet.