Monthly Archives: April 2018

Bill Allowing Residents To Pay Taxes In Crypto Passes Arizona House Committee

A bill that would allow state residents to pay their taxes with cryptocurrencies has passed a key committee in the Arizona House of Representatives. The Rules Committee of the Arizona House of Representatives has passed SB 1091, a bill that would allow state residents to pay their taxes with cryptocurrencies, public records indicate April 23. Arizona law requires bills to pass three readings. The House Ways and Means Committee gave its approval to SB 1901 last month after the bill passed the Arizona State Senate on Feb. […]

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James Bond-Like Villain in $2 Million Bitcoin Heist Caught in Amsterdam

Amsterdam police have announced the re-arrest of Sindri Thor Stefansson. He was initially arrested days ago in Iceland in connection with a bitcoin hardware mining caper that included 600 computers worth $2 million. In a James Bond-like villain move, after his first capture he managed to escape, reportedly hitching a ride on a plane carrying Iceland’s prime minister. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank Bond-Like Bitcoin Villain Re-Arrested Mr. Stefansson, after have absconded, wrote to a popular online site to plead […]

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EOS Hype Builds as Over 50 Candidates Vie for 21 Supernodes

EOS is scheduled to migrate from the Ethereum network to its own on June 2, 2018, and a slew of candidates are vying for one of twenty-one supernodes that will support this new mainnet. Since the first week of March, the platform’s Steemit account, EOS Go, has posted weekly reports on the organizations that have submitted themselves for consideration. A mixture of big and little fish, the candidate pool includes upward of 50 different organizations. Some are groups of regional enthusiasts that bear the EOS name next […]

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Banks And Cryptocurrencies Global Evaluation: Europe

European regulation awaits further instruction European leaders seem to have finally come to a consensus that the innovative technology underlying crypto-assets “has the potential to improve efficiency and inclusiveness of the financial system and economy more broadly,” as emphasized at the G20 summit in Argentina in March 2018. However, when it comes to regulation, the lack of consensus among global leaders made it impossible to enact broad legislation. Various European representatives pushed for coordinated legislation to restrict cryptocurrencies during the G20 summit with no success. Instead, there […]

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Angellist: Number of New Crypto Job Listings Doubled in the Last Three Months

Angellist, a popular website that allows startups to raise money from angel investors, has revealed data about new crypto job listings on its platform. The company details the hiring needs of companies in the crypto space and what jobs are in demand. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Crypto Job Listings Doubled Angellist revealed its new crypto job listing statistics last week. Citing that even though the price of bitcoin has dropped 60% since December of last year, the company […]

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The Genesis Files: How David Chaum’s eCash Spawned a Cypherpunk Dream

“You can pay for access to a database, buy software or a newsletter by email, play a computer game over the net, receive $5 owed you by a friend, or just order a pizza. The possibilities are truly unlimited.” This quote is not from a 2011 Bitcoin introduction video. In fact, the quote is not about Bitcoin at all. It is not even from this millennium. The quote is from cryptographer Dr. David Chaum, speaking at the first ever CERN conference in Geneva in 1994. What he’s […]

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Snoop Dogg To Promote Ripple At Invite-Only Event In NYC

Snoop Dogg will perform at Ripple’s “invite-only” event in New York city on May 15. Ripple is hosting a VIP gathering, dubbed “XRP Community Night,” in NYC on May 15, with a performance by Snoop Dog, the company announced Tuesday, April 24. The event is “invite-only,” but two Twitter contests will run in which participants can vie for ten tickets: “Twitter Trivia” and “Make the Meme,” on April 26 and May 2 respectively. Ripple says the “special night” is to thank those who are helping the company […]

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Ethereum Proposal To “Resurrect” Disabled $360 Mln Parity Contract Shut Down

The EIP-999 proposal to restore the 513,774 ETH frozen in the Parity multi-sig library since last fall has been rejected. A week-long vote on a proposal in regards to the Parity hack wallet reversal, which proposed to restore a disabled contract to unfreeze 587 wallets holding 513,774.16 Ethereum (ETH), has ended with a majority “no” vote today, April 24. In November of last year, a Parity user “accidentally killed” the Parity multisig library by activating a vulnerability to become the owner of the library, and then self-destructing […]

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BTC Is Better Than Gold “On Every Front”, Says Hedge Fund Manager

Hedge Fund Manager John Pfeffer says BTC is better than gold “on every front,” and could rise to “no less than $90k and potentially as high as $700k.” Speaking at the 23rd annual Sohn Investment Conference, John Pfeffer, hedge fund manager at Pfeffer Capital, said that Bitcoin is the first viable candidate to replace gold, and is better than the precious metal “on every front,” MarketWatch reported yesterday, April 23. Appearing on CNBC’s Fast Money this morning, April 24, Pfeffer confirmed his prediction that Bitcoin would rise […]

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Promoted: Invictus Blazes New Path to Crypto Investing

As digital asset markets face increased volatility and turbulence, managing a portfolio of cryptocurrencies can be an overwhelming endeavor, even for the savviest of investors. Ill-equipped with the time, energy and knowledge needed to successfully navigate today’s sea of new investment opportunities, this investor group can find themselves exposed to extreme vulnerabilities and traps in their early stage investment efforts. A key attribute of blockchain technology and its power to create distributed immutable ledgers is its ability to track assets and currency. This signals a groundbreaking shift […]

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