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Security Token Offering (STO) – A New Frontier in Crowdfunding?

The SEC has recently clarified its position on the ICO market. Despite the magical thinking of issuers and buyers alike, there is no fundamental difference between a utility token and a security token. While the former does serve an additional purpose - facilitating transactions on a platform or within a product's ecosystem - such tokens

By | 2018-07-17T18:01:02+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

STASIS Launches EURS Stablecoin for European Investors

Blockchain investment platform STASIS has officially launched its EURS stablecoin, a move that's likely to attract curious institutional investors throughout the European Union. EURS, like other so-called stablecoins, is backed by real-world Euro investment. The Euros act like collateral, insulating the coin from the cryptocurrency market's notorious volatility. The EURS tokenization platform has already demonstrated

By | 2018-07-22T20:46:27+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Cryptocurrencies on the Way to Mainstream Adoptions According to eToro and Imperial College

Cryptocurrencies have been around since 2009. Despite examples of real-world use, they have so far not taken off as a mainstream payment system. According to a report of the online trading platform and eToro and the Imperial College of London, this may change in the future. The report is titled Cryptocurrencies: Overcoming Barriers to Trust and

By | 2018-07-10T19:31:32+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency, News|Tags: |0 Comments

State Your Business – Local Legislative Support for Crypto

Most of the regulatory heat on crypto has been coming from the federal level. Not only has the market suffered a series of shocks due to statements put out by SEC officials, but the whole approach has been so haphazard that some in the community would rather have the band-aid pulled off quickly, as it were. But

The Custodians Are Coming – Coinbase Courts Hedge Fund Money

While the prospect of Wall Street entering the cryptosphere may conjure some unpleasant associations among the utopians who view any kind of centralization as an unforgivable sell-out of crypto's core-principles, it seems like an inevitability. As we've discussed previously, this doesn't have to be a war between extremist factions. There's ample middle ground - and

Building Bridges – Banks and Crypto Are Learning to Coexist

It’s more than a little ironic that the US banking system which nearly destroyed the world economy thanks to a heady brew of avarice, stupidity, and thrill-seeking, has shown such a level of trepidation towards cryptocurrencies. And yet, here we are, with industry titans banning their customers from treating with cryptocurrency exchanges. They're afraid of

By | 2018-07-08T17:16:05+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Featured, Markets, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Bitcoin Found to be Useless for Criminal Activity

When asking the general public about Bitcoin, the digital currency’s alleged use for criminal activities often comes up. In fact, Bitcoin has a poor reputation, with people perceiving it as a tool for criminals buying and selling drugs on the dark web, cybercriminal ransom requests, and tax avoidance. Whilst it is true that in the

By | 2018-07-09T17:54:22+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Featured|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tether Double-Spending Scare Renews Transparency Concerns

This week, the US Dollar-pegged stablecoin is back in the limelight with a Chinese cybersecurity company reporting an alleged double-spending vulnerability. There are currently conflicting reports on the correctness of this claim. The issue seems to be whether Tether is at fault, the underlying OmniLayer platform, or the exchange on which the double-spending took place.

By | 2018-07-11T15:28:00+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency, Featured, Markets, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Binance Coin (BNB) Holds Steady As Binance Announces Move Into Uganda

Binance ventures into Uganda with its first ever fiat-crypto exchange Over the past 24 hours, almost all major cryptocurrencies have plunged into the red. As reported by Cointelegraph, Binance has announced it will open its first ever fiat-crypto exchange in Uganda and this news could explain why Binance Coin (BNB) has fared better than bitcoin

By | 2018-06-29T10:21:11+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

China Releases Crypto Rankings, Puts EOS at Top

The crypto-skittish nation of China is turning heads with its latest coin rankings from the China Electronic Information Industry Development. The rankings, a project of the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, listed EOS as the top coin of the 30 total coins surveyed. Ethereum took second place behind EOS. A slew of projects

By | 2018-06-26T00:59:28+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Blockchain Busters – How Crypto Is Poised to Transform Hollywood

One of the factors hamstringing cryptocurrency adoption is the relative lack of things one can do with it. Similar to the internet’s early days, when the learning curve was high and the benefits non-essential,  most people just don’t have a compelling reason to go through the hassle of converting their fiat currency into Bitcoin or

By | 2018-06-25T13:33:25+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

ICO Watch – Daily Fantasy

While fantasy sports have been around for decades now, starting with american football in the early 1960s, the concept of daily fantasy is only a few years old. The difference between the two doesn’t seem especially huge on its face, but it’s resulted in an explosive new market, with players spending several billion in 2016

By | 2018-06-19T16:24:21+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency, Ethereum|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Obstacles to Cryptocurrency Adoption

Almost 10 years have passed since Bitcoin was announced. It did not take long for the first recorded cryptocurrency transaction in exchange for goods to take place. On 22 May 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz bought two Pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins, a fact celebrated by cryptocurrency enthusiasts in the form of Bitcoin Pizza Day every year. The

By | 2018-06-15T18:22:31+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Markets|Tags: , |0 Comments

Crypto Price Drop Sparks Fear, Fatigue

The recent drop in headliner cryptocurrency prices has been ascribed to everything from the Coinrail hack to increased regulatory scrutiny from the U.S. government. However, some market observers view it as just another symptom of the general 2018 crypto blues. The most recent hard dip took place early in the week of June 11, with

The Danger of Centralized Exchanges

As the cryptocurrency market is going through a bit of a rough time, news has emerged that another cryptocurrency exchange has been hacked. Relatively little-known South Korean exchange Coinrail has lost around $37 million according to reports. Whilst this latest incident seems to have had a substantial impact on the market price of cryptocurrencies and

By | 2018-06-13T09:00:13+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency, Featured, Markets|Tags: , |0 Comments

Making Sense of the Stubborn Crypto Bear Market

All across the internet, millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and then checked their bitcoin wallets. Despite a period of gains, Bitcoin has been heading steadily south, and it took another hit recently, bringing its month-long decline to 30 percent at time of writing. Other altcoins plummeted as well, although Ethereum has shown

By | 2018-07-08T17:35:46+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Markets|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Lost Cryptocurrency Fortune Highlights Unsolved Problems

The recent death of Matthew Mellon highlights one of a number of problems with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in general. Matthew Mellon happened to be a billionaire who had made a lot of his fortune by being an early investor in Ripple. This means that at the time of his death he held more than

By | 2018-06-01T20:39:50+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency, Featured, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What are Tokens?

By now, everyone with an interest in Blockchain and cryptocurrencies will have heard the word token. However, many people will have used the word or even bought tokens, without really knowing what they are. Others will have invested substantial amounts of money in tokens without even knowing it. Definitions The confusion is due to a

By | 2018-06-01T20:39:03+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Blockchain 101, Cryptocurrency, Featured, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Vermont Governor Signs New Crypto-Friendly Bill

The U.S. state of Vermont could soon be adopting blockchain technology to handle some of its public records, according to a bill signed by Gov. Phil Scott. The study is part of a comprehensive investigation into the state’s potential support and adoption of blockchain technology, a push that originated with the introduction of S-0269 into

By | 2018-06-01T17:06:26+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency|Tags: , |0 Comments

Are Cryptocurrencies Real Money

Holders of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are often faced with the question of how the asset they are holding is classified. In legal terms, this is important for things like taxation and for which purposes a holder is legally allowed to use the coin. In philosophical terms, classifying cryptocurrencies as one thing or another can

By | 2018-05-26T13:42:04+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Crypto Prices Fall on Phantom Meeting News

Ethereum and Bitcoin prices both tumbled ahead of an expected meeting by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials regarding Ethereum’s status as a security. It is unclear, however, whether such a meeting actually took place. A spokeswoman for the SEC declined to comment on whether a hearing on Ethereum was held or was scheduled. The

By | 2018-06-01T17:14:05+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency|Tags: |0 Comments

Smart Contracts Gone Rogue

Recently a suggestion to liberate frozen funds, written up in Ethereum Improvement Proposal EIP-999, has caused some controversy. The proposal aims to liberated stuck investments, that were frozen on the Ethereum blockchain in the second Parity hack. Before discussing this particular case, let’s first talk about smart contracts in general. A smart contract is a

By | 2018-05-21T04:24:56+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Featured, News|0 Comments

Blockchain Governance and the Limits of Decentralization

A recent meeting of key players related to Ethereum (arguably the most used blockchain and current industry standard for smart contract deployment) has re-opened the debate on how blockchains should be governed. The statement released by the group suggests the formation of a governance body and the development of a model. Of course, if a

By | 2018-05-18T20:26:17+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cryptocurrency Basics – The Big Four

For those new to cryptocurrency, the sheer number of coins on the market can seem baffling. Without getting into the booming world of ICOs, let’s take a look at the top four currencies by market capitalization. 1. Bitcoin (BTC) The granddaddy of them all, Bitcoin continues to rule supreme with a market capitalization of $140

By | 2018-06-12T19:26:41+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

New Cryptocurrency Farms Find Home in U.S.

Two cryptocurrency mining companies have recently announced their intentions to spend a combined $261 million on new server farms in the U.S., according to media reports. Power Block Coin LLC said in February that it plans to build a $251 million complex outside of Butte, Montana, to mine cryptocurrencies. As initially reported by News BTC,

By | 2018-06-01T17:13:02+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Cryptocurrency|Tags: |0 Comments