Category Archives: Crypto Daily

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Progress in Different Forms

Going back to the early days of Bitcoin, we look at the contributions of Nick Szabo to smart contracts and Bit Gold. Decentralizing gets another boost by Augur in the predictions marketplace with the launch of their platform. Then we see a very real world example of cryptocurrency solving a real need in Venezuela to avoid their collapsing currency and allow people to buy the goods they need to survive. Finally, we see a conventional exchange, the CBOE, talking to the SEC about getting a bitcoin ETF […]

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Indian Central Bank Justifies Its Crypto Stance – Outlines Key Areas of Concern

The Reserve Bank of India has justified its crypto banking ban to an industry group which has been trying to convince the central bank to ease crypto restrictions. In response, the central bank outlines key areas of concern and upholds its stance on crypto. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space RBI’s Main Concerns India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has divulged key areas of concern regarding cryptocurrency. The communication is in response to a representation submitted by the Internet and Mobile […]

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Wendy McElroy: Does Your Money Serve the State or You?

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 4 Does Your Money Serve the State or You? The State, in short, subjects people, whereas Society associates them voluntarily. – Felix Morley Two simple litmus tests determine whether money serves the state (organized force) or whether it serves society (voluntary exchanges). Who issues it? State money is issued either by the state or by an authority controlled by it, who claims a monopoly. Can people choose to use it or […]

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Study Finds Cryptocurrency Rebalance Portfolios Outperform ‘Hodling’

Shrimpy cryptocurrency portfolio management is a platform that helps investors curate a portfolio with automated investment strategies. With the company’s portfolio experience, the Shrimpy team published a study that gives an informative technical analysis comparing two types of cryptocurrency investment methods: rebalance against holding (hodl). Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space   The Portfolio Firm Shrimpy Looks at the Best Method of Cryptocurrency Investment — Rebalance vs Hodl If you have been into cryptocurrency for a while now you’ve probably heard the expression ‘hodl’ […]

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The Daily: Russians Used Bitcoin to Hack US Elections, Trader Bets on the Price of BTC

Russian intelligence officers accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential elections in the US have used bitcoin to finance their campaign, cover the tracks and obscure their identities, a new federal indictment suggests. You can check the details in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also in the daily, billionaire Steven Cohen invests in crypto hedge fund, mysterious expert bets that 1 BTC will cost more than the Berkshire Hathaway’s share in five years, and a leading horse-betting platform now accepts BTC and BCH. Also read: Crypto-Inheritance […]

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PR: W12 – a Platform Raising New Generation of Smart Contracts – Winner at the World Blockchain Forum (NYC)

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. W12 offers a completely new approach to the development of blockchain technology, smart contracts and the crypto economy, the adoption of which can massively affect existing traditional infrastructure in the very near future. Smart contracts are proving effective in the crypto community […]

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Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgage Funds for Crypto Speculation

One of Australia’s oldest financial institutions, Bank of Queensland, has prohibited the use of home equity loans for virtual currency speculation. The move has been attributed to concerns pertaining to the growing regulatory oversight of the cryptocurrency sector in Australia. Also Read: Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer Bank of Queensland Cracks Down on Customers Using Mortgage Funds to Trade Crypto Bank of Queensland has banned its customers from using loans that are leveraged against home equity for the purposes of cryptocurrency speculation due to concerns […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

Following great delays and great fanfare, Augur’s decentralized prediction market has launched. One week on, an examination of the sort of wagers it’s attracted shows the ways in which the Ethereum-based project can be harnessed as well as the potential hazards. How decentralized is Augur and, if push came to shove, could the platform prove that it is truly censorship resistant? The fate of Augur may hinge on the outrageousness of the predictions its users place. Also read: Want to Develop Bitcoin Cash Apps? Bitcoin.com Has You Covered […]

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New York Approves New Electricity Rates for Crypto Miners

New York is seeking to foster growth in its cryptocurrency mining sector, with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) approving new electricity rates for Massena Electric Department. The new provisions will facilitate “high-density load customers, as such cryptocurrency companies” accessing “individual services agreement tariff[s],” including “protect[ion] […] from increased supply costs.” Also Read: Cash Shuffle’s BCH Mixer Moves Forward with Steady Testing New York Crypto Miners Eligible to Apply for “Individual Service Agreement” A PSC release states that “cryptocurrency customers and other high-density-load customers will be […]

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PoWx Seeks to Change Bitcoin Mining with “Optical PoW”

Nonprofit organization PoWx has launched this week with the goal of boosting the idea behind proof of work (PoW) through more innovative algorithms. The company is seeking to decentralize Bitcoin mining and make it more accessible to consumers through a new technology that executives have dubbed “optical PoW” — a new type of hardware that utilizes a more advanced and energy-efficient form of laser technology as the cornerstone of mining. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining is usually off limits to those who cannot afford the expensive mining computers […]

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