• Bringing Renewable Energy to the World Using Blockchain Technology
    Bitcoin Magazine5 hours ago

    Bringing Renewable Energy to the World Using Blockchain Technology

    Modern energy services are vital to human well-being and to a country’s economic development, yet according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), globally 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. It’s thought that around 95 percent of these people are in either sub-Saharan Africa or developing

  • Nokia Launches Blockchain-Powered IoT Sensing as a Service for Smart Cities
    Bitcoin Magazine6 hours ago

    Nokia Launches Blockchain-Powered IoT Sensing as a Service for Smart Cities

    Nokia is launching a set of services, based on Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and blockchain technologies, for economically and environmentally sustainable “smart cities.”In the emerging IoT, billions of connected devices and sensors will generate vast amounts of data. Smart cities will need

  • Nano Goes Giga in Down Week for Crypto Prices
    Coindesk9 hours ago

    Nano Goes Giga in Down Week for Crypto Prices

    The majority of the top 25 cryptocurrencies are reporting losses on a weekly basis, but the nano token has bucked the trend.

  • Bitcoin Is Back Over $10K, But Rally Looks Weak
    Coindesk12 hours ago

    Bitcoin Is Back Over $10K, But Rally Looks Weak

    Bitcoin is witnessing a minor corrective rally today, but longer-term gains may be elusive, according to price chart analysis.

  • French Regulator Says No to Online Crypto Derivatives Ads
    Coindeskyesterday

    French Regulator Says No to Online Crypto Derivatives Ads

    France's market regulator says crypto derivatives fall under MiFID II regulation and that they should not be electronically marketed.

  • Tezos Foundation Reorganizes, Gevers Steps Down
    Bitcoin Magazineyesterday

    Tezos Foundation Reorganizes, Gevers Steps Down

    After months of infighting between the organizers of Tezos, a blockchain project currently in development, and the Tezos Foundation, a Swiss nonprofit that controls the project’s pursestrings, the two remaining original members of the Foundation have “voluntarily” resigned. This means that since December

  • Kavita Gupta on Lubin, Buterin and Entrepreneurship in the Blockchain Space
    Bitcoin Magazineyesterday

    Kavita Gupta on Lubin, Buterin and Entrepreneurship in the Blockchain Space

    When ConsenSys, a Brooklyn, New York–based firm that builds decentralized applications and blockchain ecosystem tools on Ethereum, launched a $50 million venture arm, it turned to Kavita Gupta to run it. Working closely with Joe Lubin, the founder of ConsenSys and one of the early founders of Ethereum

  • Venezuela’s On-and-Off Love Affair With Cryptocurrency Mining: It’s Complicated
    Bitcoin Magazineyesterday

    Venezuela’s On-and-Off Love Affair With Cryptocurrency Mining: It’s Complicated

    If you want to see first hand how cryptocurrency functions in a market outside of speculative investing, right now, Venezuela is an interesting place to look.“Venezuela could become a case study repeated all over the world under certain conditions,” said Jeffrey A. Tucker, editorial director of the American

  • Government of Spain Considers Blockchain-Friendly Regulations
    Bitcoin Magazineyesterday

    Government of Spain Considers Blockchain-Friendly Regulations

    The government of Spain is preparing blockchain-friendly legislation including possible tax breaks to attract companies in the emerging blockchain technology sector, Bloomberg Politics reports.“We hope to get the legislation ready this year,” said MP Teodoro Garcia Egea, who is preparing a comprehensive

  • Litecoin Cash Has Forked But It's Hardly Trading
    Coindeskyesterday

    Litecoin Cash Has Forked But It's Hardly Trading

    A scheduled plan to launch a new cryptocurrency by forking the litecoin blockchain is finding little love from major data aggregators and exchanges.

  • Bitcoin Rally Stalls But Bull Revival Isn't Yet Ruled Out
    Coindesk2 days ago

    Bitcoin Rally Stalls But Bull Revival Isn't Yet Ruled Out

    Bitcoin bulls need a convincing break above $11,250 to revive the recent price rally after prices dip once more.

  • Korean Regulator Tips Cryptocurrency Prospects Back Toward “Normalization”
    Bitcoin Magazine2 days ago

    Korean Regulator Tips Cryptocurrency Prospects Back Toward “Normalization”

    On February 20, 2018, investors saw signs of yet another directional shift in South Korea’s regulatory stance on cryptocurrencies. According to Reuters, Choe Heung-sik, the governor of South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), told reporters, “The whole world is now framing the outline (for

  • How to save on International Money Transfers To Pay International Contractors
    OFX2 days ago

    How to save on International Money Transfers To Pay International Contractors

    Ever wondered how to save when paying overseas employees or contractors in foreign currencies? Find out more...

  • This Upstart Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Making Inroads in Canada
    Bitcoin Magazine2 days ago

    This Upstart Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Making Inroads in Canada

    Cryptocurrency and precious metals exchange Coinsquare is taking steps toward its goal of leading the cryptocurrency exchange market in Canada. On February 20, 2018, it announced a new partnership with Processing.com, after wrapping up a recent investment of $30 million, for a total $47 million raised

  • Venezuela Launches “Petros” Cryptocurrency Amid Growing Skepticism
    Bitcoin Magazine2 days ago

    Venezuela Launches “Petros” Cryptocurrency Amid Growing Skepticism

    With crushing debt and a starving population, the Maduro government in Venezuela is launching what it says is the world's first sovereign cryptocurrency.The cryptocurrency is designed to bypass U.S. government sanctions against the socialist regime. The “Petros” cryptocurrency will have an initial

  • Customer Tries to Withdraw $20 Trillion in Crypto Exchange Glitch
    Coindesk2 days ago

    Customer Tries to Withdraw $20 Trillion in Crypto Exchange Glitch

    A system error at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange saw a user attempt to make off with a huge amount of bitcoin, according to reports.

  • Bitcoin Looks to Test $12K After Overnight Sell-Off
    Coindesk3 days ago

    Bitcoin Looks to Test $12K After Overnight Sell-Off

    Bitcoin bulls remain in control, despite a sell-off overnight, and thus look set to test the long-term inflection point over $12,000.

  • SegWit is Coming to Coinbase and Bitfinex’s Bitcoin Exchanges
    Bitcoin Magazine3 days 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
    Coindesk3 days 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 Magazine3 days 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 Magazine3 days 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
    Coindesk3 days 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
    Coindesk3 days 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.com3 days 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 Magazine4 days ago

    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