June 2018

Canada Bitcoin Letter Rejects Hard Fork, Warns of Irreparable Damage

Canada&8217s Bitcoin ecosystemhas become the latest major sector of the industry to signal its rejection…nThe post Canada Bitcoin Letter Rejects Hard Fork, Warns of &8216Irreparable Damage&8217 appeared first on

Bitcoin Funded Silk Road Performance Earns a Residency at Trafalgar Studios

Last December reported on the theatrical version of people using the deep web in a play called the “Silk Road: How to Buy Drugs Online.” Since then the play got rave reviews after appearing at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe… Continue Reading →

Stellar in Negotiations to Purchase Chain for $500 Million XLM

Negotiations are underway for Stellar to purchase Chain, a blockchain tech startup, for $500 million worth of Stellar Lumens (XLM). Stellar Eyeing to Scoop Chain Engineering Talent San Francisco-based blockchain company, Chain, built a platform called Sequence. Sequence is described… Continue Reading →

Indian Crypto Exchanges Prepare for RBI Ban – New Trading Tools, No Fiat

As the start of the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India approaches, cryptocurrency exchanges in the country are preparing to stop fiat deposits and withdrawals while boosting crypto-to-crypto trading. Zebpay plans to continue crypto-INR trading pairs even… Continue Reading →

Crypto Facilities Eyes Litecoin (LTC) Derivatives Launch

Since the first bitcoin futures contracts were launched in December 2017, when the price of bitcoin saw an all-time high of $20K, more firms have joined the bitcoin derivatives bandwagon. In the latest development, a UK-based regulated trading platform that… Continue Reading →

TrustToken Receives $20 Million in Funding Round

TrustToken, the company behind the TrueUSD stablecoin, has raised $20 million in a strategic funding round from Andreessen Horowitz, BlockTower Capital, Danhua Capital, GGV Capital, and other parties. CEO Danny An told CNN: “The most recent round will support the… Continue Reading →

Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Loses $31 Million to Hackers

The hack of Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb on June 20, 2018, has once again raised concerns over the security practices of cryptocurrency exchanges. Here, the attackers made away with digital coins worth an estimated $31 million. While that figure does… Continue Reading →

Irish Crypto Exchanges On The Receiving End As Banks Close Accounts

A study conducted by Amarach Research and Red Flag recently revealed that the number of people in Ireland who currently own cryptocurrencies is around 120,000, or about 2.5% of the population. This is an increase of 300% in a period… Continue Reading →

Investors Should Sleep with One Eye Open as a Reckoning is Coming for ICOs.

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been a useful tool as they have led to an explosion of start-up companies all around the world as these companies can raise billions of dollars through this fundraising method. However, according to the president… Continue Reading →

The Bitcoin-Culture Invasion: T-Shirts, Hats, Candles, Mugs, and More

Over the past year and a half bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have caused a serious hype that’s stretched a bit into the mainstream. These days people hear about digital currencies more often and one reason is due to all the fantastic… Continue Reading →

Prague to Host Major Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Conference

On May 19, the capital of the Czech Republic will host Blockchain &38 Bitcoin Conference…nThe post Prague to Host Major Cryptocurrency &038 Blockchain Conference appeared first on

Class in Session! Stanford University Establishes Blockchain Research Center

Stanford University’s computer science department has established a center for blockchain research to promote the study of and develop best practices for this nascent technological field. Unveiled on Wednesday, the Center for Blockchain Research is a five-year research program that… Continue Reading →

US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy Coins

The US Secret Service is worried about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. A high-ranking official of the agency has urged Congress to consider additional legislation to address anonymity-enhanced cryptocurrencies and services intended to obscure transactions on blockchains such as tumblers… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Market Remains Optimistic Despite $6,000

On June 23, CNBC Fast Trader hosted a show dedicated to presenting the “Bitcoin Funeral,” a witty introduction to BKCM founder and cryptocurrency investor Brian Kelly’s discussion on the recent bitcoin correction and its future price trend. Three Reasons why… Continue Reading →

UBS CEO Believes Blockchain is The Solution to Banking Woes

Sergio Ermotti, the Chief Executive Officer of Swiss investment bank UBS, believes that blockchain may be the answer to the banking industry’s woes. UBS Chief Discusses Blockchain When asked about blockchain technology in an interview with Finder on June 19,… Continue Reading →

Cornell Professor and Nick Szabo Criticize EOS for Bugs and Centralization

As CCN reported on May 29, the launch of the mainnet of EOS was delayed due to a critical bug found by China-based cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360. Emin Gün Sirer, a professor at the prestigious Cornell University, criticised EOS developers… Continue Reading →

Wendy McElroy: Crypto as Class Warfare

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 1 Crypto as Class Warfare “Antagonism between the classes will be removed. I do not envisage a dead and artificial level among the people…. Continue Reading →

Circumvent Bitpay’s sillyness with De-bitpay

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When *actual* miners reach out to Bitcoin miners – The Miners’ Union

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Prominent VC: Investors Remain Committed to Cryptocurrency Despite Bear Cycle

Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), the largest venture capital firm focused on the cryptocurrency market, has said that investors are still committed to the cryptocurrency market and are showing interest despite the cryptocurrency bear… Continue Reading →

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