Month: August 2017

Is Bitcoin too Mainstream for Criminals

Is Bitcoin too Mainstream for Criminals?

Is the original currency of choice on the dark net becoming too popular for secrecy? That is at least the perception now according to an unnamed U.S. homeland official in an interview with CNBC. They are moving to other currencies...

/ August 31, 2017
What is Ripple XRP

What is Ripple XRP?

If one thought that understanding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies was complicated, then Ripple is sure to challenge your perception of advanced blockchain technology. So, what exactly is Ripple and where is it heading? In order to answer that question we...

/ August 31, 2017

UAE Exchange in Talks with Ripple to Streamline Remittances

The oldest money exchange house in the UAE is tapping the US start up, Ripple, in order to make instant and low cost remittances. This is in order for the operator to use the power of blockchain technology to facilitate...

/ August 30, 2017
Russia Ban on Bitcoin Sales

CryptoCoin Ban for Retail Investors in Russia?

Investing in Bitcoin is seen by many crypto currency enthusiasts as the only way to really free themselves of the strictures of the FIAT money system. However, according to Russia’s deputy finance minister Alexei Moiseev, these are “high risk financial...

/ August 30, 2017

The Price of Bitcoin Just Broke Another High

Bitcoin Just broke another record high trading above $4,600 for the first time yesterday. This broke through previous resistance levels that we saw in the coin recently. It has shot by over $160 above its previous high and is now...

/ August 30, 2017
Segwit Active Slow Times

SegWit has Activated, Why are Transaction Speeds the Same?

As many may know, SegWit was recently activated on the 23 August. This was the much talked about Bitcoin scaling update that would segregate the header information and hence increase the space for transaction data in the block. This scaling...

/ August 29, 2017
South Korean Trading Driving Altcoins

South Korean Trading Driving Altcoins

If anyone has been paying attention to the price of Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Monero and Litecoin in recent days, they would have noticed the incredible rise in some of these currency’s prices. Indeed, the bullish run seems to be continuing...

/ August 28, 2017
BTC-E Making Comeback

Is BTC-e Making a Comeback?

As you may already know, BTC-e was taken down a few weeks ago as a result of a US government crackdown on unregulated exchanges. They viewed BTC-e as an exchange that helped Malware campaigns to monetise their funds. Moreover, BTC-e...

/ August 28, 2017
Ethereum Metropolis Hard Fork

Ethereum Announces the Metropolis Hard Fork

It seems as if Ethereum has fallen out of the limelight quite recently with the recent news about the fork in Bitcoin and the creation of Bitcoin cash. Yet, the Ethereum development team has been hard at work developing updates...

/ August 27, 2017

Bitcoin Trading Volume About to Pick Up

It seems as if an Exchange traded fund is indeed more likely than ever now. According to a recent Bloomberg Technology interview, Eric Balchunas thinks recent political events are a key driver. This is particularly interesting given that the SEC...

/ August 27, 2017