Latest news tagged: N-FEATURED

February 24, 2018


Kai Sedgwick: Bitcoin Hardware Manufacturer Bitmain Made a Profit of up to $4 Billion Last Year

The wealth of bitcoin mining titan Bitmain has long been assumed to be north of “huge”. Thanks to its near-monopolization of the ASIC manufacturing business, Bitmain has effectively had a license to print money. This week, Bernstein analysts released a report into Bitmain’s operations. It...

From: Kai Sedgwick

February 23, 2018


C. Edward Kelso: Montana Scores $250 Million Bitcoin Mining Campus

The Big Sky Country state of Montana keeps raking them in. For the second time this month, a mining operation is announcing its moving to the Butte area. Power Block Coin LLC is reportedly plunking down a quarter of a billion dollars to upgrade existing facilities to mine the world’s most...

From: C. Edward Kelso

Jamie Redman: An Ethereum Classic Fork Snapshot Is Coming Next Week

Next week the ethereum classic (ETC) community is expecting to receive coins from a ‘snapshot’ fork called ‘callisto’ (CLO). The clone will be an exact copy of the ETC chain up until block 5,500,000 and ETC holders will receive a 1:1 ratio of CLO coins. Also Read: China Censors...

From: Jamie Redman

Kai Sedgwick: 46% of Last Year’s ICOs Have Failed Already

It has always been assumed that a large number of ICOs will fail, be it at the fundraising stage or when it comes to delivering the actual project. It’s hard to settle on a precise figure, however, as most dubious ICOs don’t exit scam: they slowly tiptoe away, like a sneak thief rather than...

From: Kai Sedgwick

C. Edward Kelso: Crypto-Backed SALT Claims $1.3 Billion Backlog, Suspends New Memberships

Secured Automated Lending Technology (SALT) has an enviable problem if its recent Medium post is to be believed. The membership-based crypto-as-collateral loan platform has declared “a demand of over $1.3b in loan requests” is forcing it to suspend “new membership registrations, loan...

From: C. Edward Kelso

Jamie Redman: California Bill Aims to Recognize Blockchain Records

The state of California has introduced a new bill that aims to recognize blockchain transactions, digital signatures, and smart contracts as a legal form of record. Assemblyman Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 2658 on February 20 in order to re-define laws that apply to electronic records...

From: Jamie Redman

February 22, 2018


Samuel Haig: Four Arrested Following Taiwanese Crypto Robbery

Taiwanese police have arrested four men after a bitcoin robbery worth five million Taiwanese dollars (approximately $170,000 USD). The case has been described as the first of its kind in Taiwan by authorities. Also Read: Bungling Bitcoin Thieves Foiled by Quick-Witted Trader  Taiwanese Trader...

From: Samuel Haig

Samuel Haig: Australia’s Consumer Watchdog Received 1289 Crypto Complaints in 2017

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed that it received more than 1,200 complaints relating to cryptocurrencies via its ‘Scamwatch’ portal during 2017. In light of the number of complaints, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has...

From: Samuel Haig

Avi Mizrahi: Robinhood Starts Rolling Out Cryptocurrency Trading Today

Robinhood has finally launched today its highly anticipated crypto trading for bitcoin and ethereum, allowing its now 4 million investors to trade cryptocurrencies alongside stocks, ETFs, and options on the same platform. The feature is being gradually rolled out to people residing in five...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Kevin Helms: Russian Lawmaker Proposes Legalization of Cryptocurrencies to Attract Investments

The head of the Russian State Duma Committee for Economic Policy has proposed legalizing cryptocurrencies in order to attract foreign investments including from countries with anti-Russian sanctions. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Proposal to Legalize...

From: Kevin Helms

Avi Mizrahi: Bug at Japanese Government-Approved Zaif Exchange Let Users Get Free Bitcoin

Have you ever dreamed about buying bitcoin for only $1,000, $100 or even just $10? What about a round at $0? Some fast and sharp eyed customers of the Japanese exchange Zaif had this opportunity just last week thanks to a bug in the system. The company isn’t going to let them get away with...

From: Avi Mizrahi

C. Edward Kelso: Islamic Republic of Iran to “Control and Prevent” Growth of Cryptocurrencies

جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎ The Islamic Republic of Iran has apparently changed course on cryptocurrency, or perhaps it has clarified its real position previously mischaracterized by the press. It’s increasingly difficult to get a real handle on the official status of crypto in the...

From: C. Edward Kelso

Jamie Redman: Ross Ulbricht Denied Post-Conviction Relief Extension

The man convicted of creating the Silk Road marketplace, Ross Ulbricht, has lost yet another appeal to extend his “post-conviction relief.” Judge Katherine Forrest, the judge who sentenced Ulbricht to a double life sentence in 2015, denied the legal team’s attempt to renew the case...

From: Jamie Redman

Avi Mizrahi: 66% of Funding to Stop the AI Apocalypse Comes from Crypto Donors

Have you ever suffered from existential dread about what will happen when the smart contracts will be smarter than you? Or that a blockchain can become self aware and force humans to bend to its will? Or maybe that a super AI will simply repurpose all the molecules on earth to produce paper...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Kai Sedgwick: Bitcoin Skeptic Dennis Gartman Duped by Dubious Blockchain Investment

‘Commodities King’ Dennis Gartman has been left with a red face and diminished pension fund after investing in a dubious blockchain company. Shares in Riot Blockchain Inc plunged by 30% following a CNBC investigation, leaving Gartman’s fund in a negative balance for the year to date. The...

From: Kai Sedgwick

February 21, 2018


Kai Sedgwick: You Can Now Tokenize Yourself

The future was meant to involve flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, it involves tokenizing yourself on the blockchain. It was Andy Warhol who famously observed that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. That fame, it now appears, may come in the form of the ultimate crypto vanity...

From: Kai Sedgwick

C. Edward Kelso: Regain Control From Nanny Zuck – How To Make Facebook Show You The News Again

The beginning of 2018 saw a dramatic change in how the world’s most popular social media platform, Facebook, presented its content. Curation has always been a real issue with Facebook, but users who were once empowered to decide their personal feed scroll are now actively being managed....

From: C. Edward Kelso

C. Edward Kelso: How To Regain Control From Nanny Zuck

The beginning of 2018 saw a dramatic change in how the world’s most popular social media platform, Facebook, presented its content. Curation has always been a real issue with Facebook, but users who were once empowered to decide their personal feed scroll are now actively being managed....

From: C. Edward Kelso

Avi Mizrahi: Tesla Hit by Hackers Who Used its Systems to Mine Cryptocurrency

Elon Musk might be able to send his personal Tesla car into space, he might change the way humanity produces and stores energy, and he might even build a colony on Mars one day. However, even this real-life Iron Man apparently can’t escape the reach of crypto mining hackers. Also Read: US...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Kai Sedgwick: ICOs Have Raised $2 Billion This Year – Mostly from Private Sales

Despite the quality of this year’s initial crowd offerings being patchy at best, investors’ appetite for them remains unsated. $2 billion has been raised already, placing 2018 on course to comfortably surpass 2017’s total of $5.7 billion. But with the structure of these sales now geared...

From: Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick: Tim Draper on Bitcoin: “Why Would I Sell the Future for the Past?”

One of the most intriguing things about the cryptocurrency space is the diverse, eclectic, and often eccentric characters it attracts. Everyone from Wall Street brokers to cypherpunks and from industrialists to anarchists can be found staking their claim in the fledgling crypto economy and...

From: Kai Sedgwick

February 20, 2018


Avi Mizrahi: US Federal Authorities Arrest Man for Selling 9.99 Bitcoin

If you are thinking about selling bitcoin for cash inside the Unites States to people you don’t know, caution is advised. A reminder to stay alert for undercover government agents who might try to entrap you has been served by a recent California case. Also Read: Cryptocurrency Regulator...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Kevin Helms: South Korea Supports ‘Normal’ Cryptocurrency Transactions

The director of the South Korean Financial Supervisory Service has announced that the government will support “normal” transactions of cryptocurrencies. Acknowledging that most crypto exchanges are having problems obtaining virtual accounts, he promises to encourage banks to work...

From: Kevin Helms

Avi Mizrahi: Israeli Bitcoin Company Sues Banks for Not Letting it Open Accounts

An Israeli company that was created in January has gotten its business rejected by all banks in the country, and is now suing them. Without a bank account, an Israeli exchange would not be able to legally receive fiat transfers from clients, effectively preventing it from starting...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Kai Sedgwick: ”Zen Master” Steven Seagal Eyes Up a Replacement for Bitcoin

Steven Seagal is eyeing up a cryptocurrency to replace bitcoin. Bitcoiin – count those I’s – may look and sound similar to bitcoin, but it is very different. It runs on the Ethereum network, confusingly, and boasts “zen master” Steven Seagal as its brand ambassador. To add to the...

From: Kai Sedgwick

Avi Mizrahi: Crypto Index Fund Bitwise Delivers 45% Return in First Two Months

These days more players on Wall Street are adopting bitcoin as a new vehicle that can potentially deliver amazing growth opportunities, and traditional investors are reaping the benefits. An index fund operated by Bitwise, for example, has delivered a 45% return in its first two months. Also...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Kevin Helms: Japanese Crypto Exchanges Tap Star Power for Marketing Arms Race

Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges have been very active in advertising their services. Several exchanges including Bitflyer, DMM Bitcoin, Tech Bureau’s Zaif and the hacked exchange Coincheck have been tapping into star power and launching TV commercials with original music. Also...

From: Kevin Helms

C. Edward Kelso: Israel Tax Authority: Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency

Israel Tax Authority issued a professional circular on February 19 (4 Adar 5768), clarifying the country’s tax policy on cryptocurrencies in general and bitcoin in particular. “Bitcoin and its like” are discussed in what’s referred to as a “final circular” on crypto and value-added...

From: C. Edward Kelso

Avi Mizrahi: Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at His Home in South Korea

South Korea has been a leading market for bitcoin over the last year or so in terms of adoption, trading volumes, and regulatory response. Now one of the top figures in the government associated with regulating cryptocurrency has passed away, with stress suspected to be a contributing...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Kai Sedgwick: Pewdiepie Pokes Fun at Youtubers Who Shilled Bitconnect

Pewdiepie may be late to the Bitconnect bashing party, but he’s made up for it in a searing 15-minute sketch. “Finally I can quit making Youtube videos, this is the answer BITCONEEEEEECT!” the world’s most popular Youtuber cries to his 60 million subscribers. In “How I Made My...

From: Kai Sedgwick
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