October 2018

Civil Fails to Raise $8M Minimum in ICO

Civil, a blockchain startup that has partnered with Forbes and The Associated Press, failed to reach the $8 million minimum target it set for its initial coin offering this week, suggesting an end to the days when promoters simply had… Continue Reading →

Why Are Miners Mining “Empty Blocks” and What Affect Does It Have on Blockchain Networks?

In early-October 2018, reports detailing a rise in the number of empty blocks on the Ethereum blockchain came to light. Using data from the Ethereum network, data analytics firms, as well as media companies were able to confirm the presence… Continue Reading →

Cypherpunk Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide to Crypto Privacy

The following op-ed on crypto privacy was written by Reuben Yap. He is the Chief Operations Officer of Zcoin. A corporate lawyer for ten years, specializing in institutional frameworks, Reuben founded one of SE Asia’s top VPN companies, He graduated… Continue Reading →

Education in Blockchain: A Roundup of Woolf University

There is perhaps no doubt that blockchain, cryptocurrency’s underlying technology, has soared in popularity over the past few years. Top colleges, including Princeton University, the University of California Berkeley and Cornell University, are now offering courses dedicated to cryptography and… Continue Reading →

Indian Govt. Panel Could Propose Illegalizing Holding of Unregulated Crypto Assets: Report

It could soon be illegal in the world’s largest democracy to hold cryptocurrencies that lack the government’s seal of approval. According to Moneycontrol, a report which is being prepared by a committee headed by India’s Economic Affairs Secretary, Subhash Chandra… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Softens as “Dr. Doom” and China Rattle Investors: BTCManager’s Week in Review October 15

The price of bitcoin closed the week on a softer note, dropping by four percent versus last week’s close to around $6,300. Bitcoin’s correction was caused by “Dr. Doom” Nouriel Roubini’s statement in front of Congress where he called the… Continue Reading →

The Daily: A Dirty War on Bitcoin

Today’s installment of The Daily is all about dirty tricks. The sort of tricks designed to convince the world that Bitcoin is bad. Spending bitcoin, mining it, or allowing the Chinese to mine it ahead of the U.S. — all… Continue Reading →

PR: Bithumb to Hold Special Promotion for New Registered Foreign Users

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. does not endorse nor support this product/service. is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or… Continue Reading →

India’s Largest Internet & Mobile Body Forms a Blockchain Committee

In a marked move to advance the development of the domestic blockchain ecosystem in India, the country’s influential internet industry association has formed a committee dedicated to the decentralized technology. With the new blockchain committee, the Internet and Mobile Association… Continue Reading →

Manyverse: Decentralized Social Media Without a Blockchain

The past few years has seen the rise of several blockchain-based decentralized social networks. While the Steemit platform was one of the earliest introductions back in 2016, more recent launches have proved that traditional social media can also be revolutionized…. Continue Reading →

Cryptonight V8 and X22i Mining Rigs Available for Rent on MiningRigRentals

Monero’s planned upcoming hardfork to the new CryptoNight/CryptoNote V8 proof of work algorithm is going well and will just about a day left and miners already supporting the V8 algorithm people are getting ready to mine XMR. Even services such… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Price Rises to $6,450 as Market Stabilizes, Has Crypto Hit a Bottom?

Over the past 72 hours, the cryptocurrency market experienced one of its wildest fluctuations in recent years, triggered by the sudden increase in the Bitcoin price. The unforeseen decline in the value of Tether (USDT), a stablecoin backed by the… Continue Reading →

Maldives’ Central Bank Denies Issuing Permits for Crypto Transactions

The central bank of the Maldives has warned citizens to be wary of advertisements appearing on social media platforms relating to the trading of cryptocurrencies. In a press release, the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) cautioned members of the public against… Continue Reading →

Zebpay Sets Up Operations Overseas After Suspending Exchange Activities In India

Zebpay is reportedly expanding its global presence after suspending cryptocurrency trading operations in India due to the banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. According to information on its website, an entity has been set up to operate the Zebpay exchange… Continue Reading →

Litecoin Sees Spike in Support for Scaling Solution SegWit

A controversial bitcoin scaling solution is seeing increased interest on another alternative blockchain network.nSource

BTCC Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange in South Korea

Hong Kong-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange BTCC is reportedly launching services in South Korea this month. In addition to a cryptocurrency exchange, the company will offer a wallet service, a mining pool, and a consumer payments service, according to its Korean website…. Continue Reading →

This Firm Wants Legacy Financial Players Trading Cryptocurrencies

Over the last few months, there’s been a lot of talk about institutional money coming into the digital asset economy. On Tuesday, the institutional-grade cryptocurrency trading platform Caspian announced the end of its beta stage. Caspian claims 15 institutions are… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Unlimited Adds ABC Client Upgrade Features for November’s Hard Fork

The Bitcoin Unlimited development team have published the full node clients’ Bitcoin Cash edition version 1.5.0, which includes an implementation of all the November 15 upgrade features from Bitcoin ABC. According to the development team, support for the Bitcoin SV… Continue Reading →

Huobi Lists Four ‘Regulated’ Stablecoins Vying for Tether’s Crown

Huobi Global is set to list four new stablecoins, namely Paxos Standard (PAX), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), TrueUSD (TUSD), and USDCoin (USDC) later this week. In an announcement on its website, the cryptocurrency exchange revealed that the four new assets will… Continue Reading →

Next Bitcoin Bull Run Will See Crypto Market Rise ‘10x’: Pantera CIO

The co-chief investment officer of one the cryptocurrency industry’s largest investment firms said that he expects the next bitcoin bull run to carry the cryptocurrency market cap 1,000 percent above its current valuation. Pantera Capital’s Joey Krug made this prediction… Continue Reading →

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