• SegWit is Coming to Coinbase and Bitfinex’s Bitcoin Exchanges
    Bitcoin Magazine5 hours ago

    SegWit is Coming to Coinbase and Bitfinex’s Bitcoin Exchanges

    Today, two of the world’s largest cryptocurrency investment platforms, Coinbase and Bitfinex, both announced that they were adopting support for Segregated Witness (SegWit) protocols for bitcoin (BTC) traded on their exchanges.In its announcement, Bitfinex stated, “The SegWit implementation means Bitfinex

  • Report: Japanese Crypto Exchanges Unite to Form Self-Regulatory Group
    Coindesk8 hours ago

    Report: Japanese Crypto Exchanges Unite to Form Self-Regulatory Group

    A group of Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges is reportedly uniting to form a new self-regulatory body in the wake of the recent Coincheck hack.

  • Wyoming House Unanimously Approves Two Pro-Blockchain Bills
    Bitcoin Magazine11 hours ago

    Wyoming House Unanimously Approves Two Pro-Blockchain Bills

    In a watershed moment for United States blockchain and cryptocurrency law, Wyoming’s House of Representatives unanimously voted “aye” to pass two blockchain bills – HB 70 the “utility token bill” and HB 19 the “bitcoin bill” –  sending them to the State Senate for consideration. HB 70 defines utility

  • NASA, ESA Considering Innovative Applications of Blockchain Technology
    Bitcoin Magazine11 hours ago

    NASA, ESA Considering Innovative Applications of Blockchain Technology

    NASA and other space agencies, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), are considering potential applications of blockchain technology to space missions and internal operations.According to a NASA presentation titled “Bitcoin, Blockchains and Efficient Distributed Spacecraft Mission Control,” blockchain

  • Vitalik Has a New Idea for ICOs – And It's Being Tested
    Coindesk14 hours ago

    Vitalik Has a New Idea for ICOs – And It's Being Tested

    A month after ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin proposed a new twist on the ICO funding model, a Russian video game firm is putting it into practice.

  • Bitcoin Price Ticks Higher Amid Strong Korean Demand
    Coindesk15 hours ago

    Bitcoin Price Ticks Higher Amid Strong Korean Demand

    Bitcoin prices passed $11,600 in the morning's session, seemingly buoyed by enthusiastic trading in South Korea.

  • As Yen Rises, So Does Chance of Bank of Japan Intervention
    Investing.com15 hours ago

    As Yen Rises, So Does Chance of Bank of Japan Intervention

    Investing.com - With the weakening U.S. dollar within striking distance of the 100-yen level, Japan's central bank seems poised to intervene in the currency markets to stem the rise of the yen.Earlier this month, Japan's finance minister said the yen's recent gains were not abrupt enough

  • Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Tests Pivotal Resistance Levels Following Strong Rally
    Bitcoin Magazineyesterday

    Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Tests Pivotal Resistance Levels Following Strong Rally

    After a strong rally from the $6,000s, bitcoin ultimately saw a near 100% growth in market value as it now sits atop its rally in the low $11,000s. Currently, the market is testing well-known, strong resistance levels and is seeing quite turbulent shakeouts and rallies as it decides what the next market

  • Bitcoiner Faces Charges After Selling BTC to an Undercover Cop
    Bitcoin Magazineyesterday

    Bitcoiner Faces Charges After Selling BTC to an Undercover Cop

    On February 9, 2018, officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, arrested Morgan Rockcoons (aka “Morgan Rockwell” or “Metaballo”), CEO at Bitcoin, Inc. and an entrepreneur behind several other bitcoin startups, at his home

  • HashChain Technology Acquires Blockchain Company NODE40
    Bitcoin Magazineyesterday

    HashChain Technology Acquires Blockchain Company NODE40

    HashChain Technology Inc. (HashChain) has acquired the blockchain technology company NODE40 for $8 million USD and 3,144,134 common shares of stock in HashChain (TSXV: KASH) (OTCQB: HSSHF).HashChain is a Canadian-based crypto-mining company that currently operates 100 Dash mining rigs and is in the process

  • Op-ed: How Decentralized Protocols Are Threatening Traditional Business Models
    Bitcoin Magazineyesterday

    Op-ed: How Decentralized Protocols Are Threatening Traditional Business Models

    Corporates, suits and CEOs of traditional companies beware: decentralized protocols powered by blockchain technology are redefining your traditional business models, and you should be worried. Business models of the future are not created equal, and they certainly don’t play by the same rules. In the

  • Sidechains: Why These Researchers Think They Solved a Key Piece of the Puzzle
    Bitcoin Magazine2 days ago

    Sidechains: Why These Researchers Think They Solved a Key Piece of the Puzzle

    New blockchains are born all the time. Bitcoin was the lone blockchain for years, but now there are hundreds. The problem is, if you want to use the features offered on another blockchain, you have to buy the tokens for that other blockchain.But all that may soon change. One developing technology called

  • Record Retest? ETC Looks Poised on Double-Digit Climb
    Coindesk2 days ago

    Record Retest? ETC Looks Poised on Double-Digit Climb

    A prominent alternative to the ethereum blockchain is showing signs of building a higher base amid a period of strong market activity.

  • Bottom Confirmed? Bitcoin at 20-Day High Near $11K
    Coindesk2 days ago

    Bottom Confirmed? Bitcoin at 20-Day High Near $11K

    Bitcoin seems to have found a bottom below $6,000, although a long-term bull revival is still not certain, according to the price charts.

  • Bancor Bounce Back? ICO Is Winning Adoption
    Coindesk2 days ago

    Bancor Bounce Back? ICO Is Winning Adoption

    Despite early skepticism on its tech amid a record-setting ICO, millions of dollars is now being traded each week by blockchain project Bancor.

  • Swiss Regulator Gives Clear Guidelines for Launching ICOs
    Bitcoin Magazine4 days ago

    Swiss Regulator Gives Clear Guidelines for Launching ICOs

    On February 16, 2018, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA put the world on notice by being the first major economy to set out clear guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs). In an announcement, the Swiss regulator addressed plans to apply financial market legislation to different

  • Decentralized Exchanges Stake Their Claim in the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem
    Bitcoin Magazine4 days ago

    Decentralized Exchanges Stake Their Claim in the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

    The cryptocurrency ecosystem has continued to take some major hits lately, causing many investors and holders to rethink the way they trade their crypto assets. Several high profile cryptocurrency hacks have made the news in the past few years. In one of the most recent hacks, the Japanese cryptocurrency

  • SEC Suspends Trading of 3 Penny Stocks With Tenuous Ties to Cryptocurrency, Blockchain
    Bitcoin Magazine4 days ago

    SEC Suspends Trading of 3 Penny Stocks With Tenuous Ties to Cryptocurrency, Blockchain

    Today, February 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release announcing trading suspension of three companies that acquired AAA-rated assets from “a subsidiary of a private equity investor in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, among other things.”The three companies

  • $10K Again for Bitcoin, But Other Cryptos Outperform
    Coindesk4 days ago

    $10K Again for Bitcoin, But Other Cryptos Outperform

    Another week, another spin of the markets. This time, litecoin came out on top with the world's fifth most valuable crypto posting big gains.

  • Bitcoin Cash Hits $1.5K Amid Short-Term Bull Reversal
    Coindesk5 days ago

    Bitcoin Cash Hits $1.5K Amid Short-Term Bull Reversal

    Bitcoin cash has rallied sharply from recent lows, but still remains trapped inside a bearish pattern, price charts indicate.

  • Japan's Finance Watchdog to Inspect 15 Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges
    Coindesk5 days ago

    Japan's Finance Watchdog to Inspect 15 Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges

    The Japanese government said today that inspections will take place at 15 unlicensed cryptocurrency exchanges in light of a recent major hack.

  • Pullback on Hand? Bitcoin Shows Weakness Above $10K
    Coindesk5 days ago

    Pullback on Hand? Bitcoin Shows Weakness Above $10K

    Having found weak hands above the $10,200 mark in Asian hours, bitcoin has slipped back into four figures.

  • As Bitcoin Soars, So Do Coinbase Customer Complaints
    Coindesk5 days ago

    As Bitcoin Soars, So Do Coinbase Customer Complaints

    In recent weeks, Coinbase users have voiced a litany of complaints about the U.S. mega-exchange: missing wires, unreleased bitcoin, disabled accounts.

  • CFTC Advisory Committee Recommends Creation of Virtual Currency Subcommittee
    Bitcoin Magazine5 days ago

    CFTC Advisory Committee Recommends Creation of Virtual Currency Subcommittee

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Committee’s (CFTC) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) held a public meeting at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. During the meeting, members of the Bitcoin and cryptoasset industry shared information regarding this emerging market and offered guidance

  • Bitcoin Price Tops $10K Across Major Exchanges
    Coindesk5 days ago

    Bitcoin Price Tops $10K Across Major Exchanges

    The price of bitcoin returned to above $10,000 levels Thursday, propelled by a strong U.S. trading session.