Month: September 2017

Japan Endorses Bitcoin Exchanges

Japan Becomes a Crypto Friendly as 11 Exchanges are Endorsed

With so much dissapointing news coming out of Asia from China’s ban on ICOs to South Korea’s moves to do the same, it is great to see one large Asian country taking positive steps. Japan’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) made...

/ September 30, 2017
Proshares Bitcoin ETF Listing

Another Firm files with SEC to list Bitcoin ETF

There is one prize in the eyes of a number of ETF management firms. That prize is the listing of a Bitcoin ETF and is seen as a crowning achievement for any Exchange Trade Fund Firm. Now, Proshares Capital Management...

/ September 30, 2017
IoT and Blockchain Technology

The Power Blockchain and the Internet of Things

You could be forgiven for feeling rather technologically short-changed here in 2017. After all, the original Blade Runner is set only two years from now, whilst Back to the Future supposedly took place two years back. I don’t know about...

/ September 29, 2017
South Korea Implements ICO Ban

South Korea Announces Ban on all ICOs

South Korea is now the next Asian country that has decided to outlaw Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). This follows from the move by China to do the same earlier this month and raises many questions about what the ban will...

/ September 29, 2017
Russian Deputy FM Ban Bitcoin

Russia Deputy FM Claims Bitcoin Payments may be Banned

When it comes to Russian regulation of Bitcoin, it is indeed a one of the most uncertain. Every week brings a new story about the potential regulations that are being considered by the numerous state agencies. Today, Russia’s deputy finance...

/ September 29, 2017
Charlie Lee Opposes SegWit2X

Charlie Lee Comes out Publically against SegWit2x

An important voice in the Cryptocurrecy community has now come out against the SegWit2x proposal for Bitcoin scaling. Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and a former executive at Coinbase formally came out to express his opposition to it. He...

/ September 29, 2017
Venezuela Beat Inflation Bitcoin

How Venezuelans Are Surviving Hyperinflation with Cryptocurrencies

With the crisis in their country showing no signs of abating there looks to be no end in sight to the suffering of ordinary Venezuelans. With shortages of food and medicine, a breakdown of law and order and rumours circulating...

/ September 28, 2017
Overstock Launching ICO Platform

Overstock Shares Spike on ICO Exchange News

Overstock, an online retailer, had its shares jump by over 20% today. This was on the back of news that it will develop an alternative ICO token trading platform for investors. This is also the highest that the shares have...

/ September 28, 2017
Vitalik Buterin Interview

Vitalik Buterin on ICO flaws and Ethereum’s Scaling Issues

The founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, gave an interview with two of the largest newspapers in South Korea. He discussed many topics and was open about some of the contentious of those at the moment. He talked about the potential...

/ September 28, 2017
CBS Websites with Monero Javascript

CBS Websites Found to Have Monero Mining Code

We have previously covered the attempts by some websites such as the Pirate bay to use the processing power on a user’s browser to mine Monero. The websites will use self-executing JavaScript code that will mine the Monero while the...

/ September 28, 2017