Monthly Archives: April 2018

Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Poon Call Out Craig Wright at Deconomy 2018

Deconomy, an international blockchain forum, is taking place in Seoul, South Korea, from April 3 to 4 at the Walkerhill Hotel. Organizers have looked to bring audiences the “brightest entrepreneurs, thought leaders, investors, developers, academic and policy groups, and blockchain enthusiasts” to present and discuss the biggest topics within the blockchain industry. Among the event’s many speakers was Craig S. Wright, chief scientist at nChain, who in 2016 controversially proclaimed himself to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. He joined Blockstream CSO Samson Mow and Bitcoin […]

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Story of Coincheck: How to Rebound After the ‘Biggest Theft in the History of the World’

The biggest single exchange hack ever happened in Japan, following in the path of the former record holder, Mt. Gox Those who held Bitcoin through the Mt. Gox hack of 2014 experienced one of the most tumultuous times in cryptocurrency history, having seen some of the darkest days in the ecosystem. However, Mt. Gox has been overtaken as the biggest single exchange hack with Coincheck, also a Japanese exchange, taking the title. While thieves walked away with a bigger payday from the recent hack, the effect on […]

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John McAfee Charges $105,000 Per Tweet For Promoting Cryptocurrency Projects

John McAfee has officially announced price rates for promoting cryptocurrency projects and ICOs on his Twitter account. John McAfee, computer programmer and founder of the eponymous antivirus software, who drew his focus toward digital currency over recent years, disclosed that he charges $105,000 per tweet to promote cryptocurrency projects and products. Last week, McAfee tweeted that the McAfee Crypto Team team has produced and published a guide on how the promotional tweets work on their website. The Team is a marketing agency for promoting initial coin offerings […]

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Bancor Network Launches Native Wallet With Built-In Token Conversion

The Bancor Network, a decentralized digital currencies exchange, announced the launch of its native wallet with built-in access to automated token conversions. The Bancor Network (Bancor), a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, is launching its native wallet with built-in automated token conversions, Bancor privately told Cointelegraph. The wallet symbolizes the next step in the the company’s development of a liquidity solution aimed at making digital currencies operable by common users, including crypto amateurs. The company claims that users are now able to convert their virtual currencies directly from their […]

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Our Love and Hate Relationship with Bitcoin Miners

It’s coming close to a decade since the creation of the bitcoin network and the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The protocol has produced a great deal of users, infrastructure, businesses and influential parties like developers and miners. Since the beginning of bitcoin’s mining history, individuals mined lots of coins with central processing units (aka home computers). Later, characters like Artforz started the graphics processing unit (GPU) arms race, a moment in history that eventually led to a world of application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining which changed the game significantly. […]

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S-Coin: The New Public Cryptocurrency for Seoul, South Korea Introduced

Park Won Soon, The Mayor of Seoul, has announced that the City will have its first public Cryptocurrency, the S-Coin. The Cryptocurrency is set to be the official unit of value for the Seoul’s Blockchain of public funding program. As one of the world’s most technologically advanced societies, the South Koreans are likely to be the pacesetters for other governance institutions to follow suit in utilizing the Blockchain technology for capital and public revenue formation. Another government Cryptocurrency had been launched in Venezuela (Petromoneda) but has since […]

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Blockchain Platform To Reward Users For Donating Their Genomic Data For Research

sponsored A company aims to create the world’s largest genomic data hub. Participants who choose to have their genome sequenced will control who accesses the information, and will be able to share it with scientists for financial incentive. A new Blockchain project Shivom is aiming to provide a platform where individuals can ‘donate’ their genomic data for use by researchers, securely store and control who accesses the information, and earn rewards as a result. The human genome has been the subject of intense scientific study for decades. Since […]

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OTC Cryptocurrency Desks Trade Billions Over Skype

Big players in the cryptocurrency space have set up their own private network for OTC trading, buying and selling billions every month among their little club. And instead of using Bloomberg, Symphony or anything of that caliber usually employed by traders on Wall Street, they just Skype it. Also Read: Chinese Engineer Arrested for Stealing 100 Bitcoin From His Own Company Trading Billions via Skype A small group of about twenty over-the-counter (OTC) traders and clients including big investors, miners, payment processors and hedge funds, has reached a monthly trading […]

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Former Lead Of JPMorgan’s Blockchain Arm Amber Baldet To Embark On New Venture

Amber Baldet has left her position as the head of JPMorgan Chase’s Blockchain Center of Excellence for an as-of-yet unknown new venture. Amber Baldet, the now former program lead at JPMorgan Chase’s Blockchain Center of Excellence (BCOE), has left to start her own company, Reuters reported yesterday, April 2. Fortune’s “40 under 40” describes Baldet as a “regular at hacker conferences, [who] handily bridges the divide between Wall Street and the crypto set.” Baldet has not given any news of what her new venture will be, beyond […]

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Never Miss Any Critical Bitcoin Related News Again With This Easy Guide

A number of social media networks, forums and platforms have been cracking down on bitcoin-related news stories recently. This desire to protect users against cryptocurrency scams is also hurting legitimate voices. So join the hundreds of thousands of dedicated news.Bitcoin.com followers – using a variety of tools – to make sure no monopoly can ever limit access to this vital information. Also Read: Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet Forum Telegram Telegram is a relatively new messaging service, but a tool you are probably already familiar […]

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