Like many other mainstream economists, Paul Krugman has long-shown a complete disdain for Bitcoin. In late 2013, he went as far as to write a piece titled “Bitcoin Is Evil” for his column in The New York Times.Moral objections to bitcoin are one thing, but Krugman also does not see much utility in the
Shortly after a sharp drop from the mid $14,000 to the lower $9,000s, bitcoin saw a strong bounce to the upper $11,000s. At the time of this article, bitcoin appears to be consolidating and is ready to make its next move: Figure 1: BTC-USD, 1 Day Candles, Macro View In the previous BTC market analysis
Increasing interest in cryptocurrencies has led to an influx of new investors. Unlike traditional markets, there are few tools that can help people make informed decisions, a situation that has already begun to claim victims in a particularly volatile environment.In separate announcements, Weiss Ratings
By Shawn Gordon What is Ripple? Technically speaking, is Ripple a cryptocurrency in the mold of Bitcoin? The short answer is probably “no,” but that doesn’t stop it from often being lumped into that same category.What is Ripple?Originally released in 2012 as a subsequent iteration of Ripplepay, Ripple
Owning cryptocurrency comes with its own set of challenges. One of the biggest of those challenges is managing the private keys that enable you to spend funds. Lose your private keys, and your money is gone.In a business environment, a common way to manage funds owned by multiple people is via what’s
With its recovery stalled, bitcoin needs a quick break above $12,500 or the tide may turn in favor of the bears.
San Francisco–based startup Origin is creating a set of protocols that allow developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain, with a focus on the sharing economy.The Origin Protocol is a set of open-source blockchain protocols for buyers and sellers of services like car-sharing
Decentralized exchange Radar Relay has partnered with Ledger to allow for hardware wallet-to-wallet direct transfers.
Following the release of the first Bitcoin Lightning Network white paper, published in February 2015, developers have been working on Lightning Network implementations to enhance the throughput and usability of the Bitcoin network. For an overview, see this three-part series on “Understanding the Lightning
The cryptocurrency market is showing early signs of possible recovery, with Ripple and Stellar performing best among the top 10 currencies.
A recent study (PDF) from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance and blockchain analytics company Elliptic explored the “bitcoin laundering” ecosystem. In the study, Elliptic’s forensic analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain and other publicly available data were
South Korea will make a decision on Thursday over its stance on cryptocurrency exchange regulation, according to a report by Reuters.
What do you get when you mix regulatory threats, an immature market infrastructure and an influx of new investors? Lots of red on the trading screens.
Halong Mining and MyRig are working together to bring the new DragonMint miner from Halong to market.First announced in November 2017, the new Halong Mining DragonMint 16T miner is the result of 12 months of R&D and a $30 million investment in development. It has a hashrate of 16th/s with a power consumption
The first bitcoin futures contract listed by Cboe has expired, a move that came amid a turbulent day of trading that saw the cryptocurrency's price drop below $10,000.
Brian Behlendorf is confident that 2018 will be a peak year, not only for Hyperledger — the international consortium of companies and organizations developing open source, permissioned blockchain technology — but also for blockchain technology in general as businesses and governments recognize the potential
The cryptocurrency sky fell yesterday as 49 of the top 50 coins (by Market Cap) were down with only Tether (USDT) posting a gain. In fact, only two coins, KuCoin Shares and VeChain, showed losses less than 10 percent and only 12 of the top 50 have lost less than 20 percent of their value. The effects
Qtum is on the move with the announcement of a partnership with Baofeng to begin running 50,000 full Qtum nodes and an upcoming x86 VM to support multiple languages for smart contracts.Qtum is a hybrid of Bitcoin and Ethereum that is based on proof-of-stake consensus instead of proof of work, and is
Investing.com - The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as the euro fell from a three year high.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, up 0.19% to 90.40 as of 11:35 AM ET (16:35 GMT) after plumbing a