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MatchPool ICO Raises A Lot of Red Flags As CEO is Allegedly Withdrawing Funds

The Ethereum ecosystem is home to many intriguing projects and ideas. Most of these concepts will often result in an ICO or crowdsale to raise additional funding. Unfortunately, not all of these projects will have a positive outcome. The Matchpool… Continue Reading →

Bitmain Adds the New ConnectBTC Mining Pool out of Israel

The leading Bitcoin mining hardware developer, Bitmain has announced the launch of a new Bitcoin mining pool. The mining pool named ConnectBTC is the company’s very first Bitcoin mining pool to be based away from China. The Beijing, China-based Bitmain’s… Continue Reading →

Retail Majors in Japan Rush to Adopt Bitcoin Payments

Beginning April 2017, Bitcoin gained the legal status of currency in Japan. As the cryptocurrency revolution gathers storm in the country, the Japanese retail outlets are moving fast to capitalize on the technology and economic shift by including Bitcoin as… Continue Reading →

Kim Dotcom Showcases Few Features of Upcoming MegaUpload 2 with BitCache

Kim Dotcom, the New Zealand-based internet entrepreneur infamous for the now-defunct MegaUpload file sharing platform has teased his followers and cryptocurrency community members with the much-awaited MegaUpload 2 platform. An exclusive preview of the upcoming file sharing platform with BitCache… Continue Reading →

Bitfinex Buys Back All BFX Tokens, Leaves No Outstanding Liabilities

One of the leading cryptocurrency trading platform, Bitfinex which suffered from a hacking incident last year has announced that it has made good of all the user losses. The users of Bitfinex/ BFX token holders have now redeemed all the… Continue Reading →

Thales and Chain Join Forces to Provide Secure Enterprise Blockchain Solution

The blockchain is known to be one of the most secure ledgers. But given the open source nature of the cryptocurrency platforms, companies harbor few apprehensions about implementing them directly into their operations. However, they are more open towards utilizing… Continue Reading →

BitPay Announces Bitcoin Holiday Schedule! A Joke or Not?

BitPay, the leading cryptocurrency payments company on April 1, 2017, reported on its blog that it is going to declare few days each year as Bitcoin holidays, where they are going to work on blockchain maintenance or a short vacation…. Continue Reading →

Bank of Tokyo to Soon Implement Blockchain-Based Cross-Border Fund Transfer Solution

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, a popular banking institution in the Asian nation has collaborated with other banking groups to kick start the use of blockchain technology for cross-border funds transfer. The new solution is expected to go live next year,… Continue Reading →

CySEC Issues Advisory against Investments in XECoin, Cracks down on Forex Platforms

Cryptocurrencies are a dime a dozen. The evolution of cryptocurrencies started with Bitcoin and thanks to its open source nature; many people ended up creating their own versions of altcoins. While few significant ones solve real issues, many cryptocurrencies are… Continue Reading →

Kraken Adds a New Asset, Tether to Its List of Crypto-Offerings

The leading cryptocurrency trading platform Kraken has expanded its offering by including support for a new crypto asset —Tether (USDT). The platform announced the new development in its latest blog post. The inclusion of USDT now makes it possible for… Continue Reading →

Japan Officially Recognises Bitcoin as Currency Starting April 2017

Bitcoin has finally gained the recognition of a mainstream currency along the lines of other fiat currencies. The privilege follows the implementation of a new law in Japan which categorizes Bitcoin as a legal payment option within the country. The… Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium to Standardize Security across Crypto-Platforms

The number of hacking incidents involving cryptocurrency exchanges until now shows that the security features implemented by many platforms aren’t enough and are in need of an overhaul. If it is indeed true, then the recent initiative of the Cryptocurrency… Continue Reading →

Fred Wilson: Coinbase and Other Crypto-Companies Are Like Wall Street Banks in Its Early Days

The cryptocurrency ecosystem, created with the launch of Bitcoin in 2009 has gone mainstream, sans the recognition as legal tender by most governments in the world. Bitcoin and other altcoins like Dash are on the verge of creating a global… Continue Reading →

Ledger Hardware Wallet Raises $7 Million in Series A Funding

The rapidly growing cryptocurrency community, combined with proportionally increasing cyber threats has made security a top priority for many. These recent developments have created an ideal market for hardware wallet businesses. Sensing the opportunity, few leading investment firms led by… Continue Reading →

Indian Bitcoin Community Signs Petition Demanding Legal Status for Cryptocurrencies

The Indian cryptocurrency ecosystem recently woke up to a shocking news on leading media outlets. It was reported that the use of Bitcoin in the country is illegal and could attract penalties under anti-money laundering laws. However, the report was… Continue Reading →

ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million in Series A Funding

The popular crypto-to-crypto exchange platform, ShapeShift has announced the successful completion of its latest Series A funding round for a sum of $10.4 million. The investment in Switzerland-based platform founded by Erik Voorhees was led by Earlybird Venture Capital and… Continue Reading →

Russian Exchange Platform MaRSe Now Supports DASH, BitPanda Follows

DASH, the fastest growing cryptocurrency has expanded its footprint by getting listed on the leading Russian cryptocurrency exchange service, MaRSe. With this inclusion, the offline cryptocurrency exchange now supports both Bitcoin and DASH. The third largest cryptocurrency in terms of… Continue Reading →

Trafigura Plans to Use Hyperledger Blockchain for Trading Crude Oil

The use of blockchain technology for rapid trade settlements is a concept that has been tried and tested by multiple stock exchanges across the world. Few have also gone ahead and implemented those solutions into their platform. But for the… Continue Reading →

Stellar Announces Second Round of Lumen Giveaway to Bitcoin and Ripple Communities

Stellar, the cryptocurrency platform with global financial inclusion as its mission has announced the upcoming Bitcoin-Lumen giveaway program. The program that strives to increase the participation of Bitcoin community members in Stellar’s initiatives is not a new thing. The second… Continue Reading →

Chainalysis and Nets to Help Banks Validate Bitcoin Transactions

The mainstream banking and financial industry has been apprehensive about extending support for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies due to their independent and pseudonymous nature., The mainstream financial sector is bound by various rules, regulations and compliance requirements that make it… Continue Reading →

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