Month: October 2017

Controversial Bitcoin Legislation

S.1241 Bill Bad News For U.S. Crypto Users? Inside The Controversial Legislation

Have you ever heard of the U.S. Senate’s Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017? Don’t fault yourself if you haven’t; not many have. But some crypto users are sounding the alarm over the bill right now,...

/ October 31, 2017
Android Hacked by Malicious "Mineware"

Android Hacked by Malicious “Mineware”

Yesterday it was revealed by the security researching firm, Trend Micro, that there is malicious code that mines cryptocurrency which has been found in Android applications. These appear to be compromised applications where there was a specific exploit available to...

/ October 31, 2017
Blockchain Name Change Price Rally

Company’s Share Price Soars as it adds “Blockchain” to its Name

What’s really in a name? It was often touted as one of the clearest signs of irrational exuberance during the tech bubble of 2000. Stories of companies that were able to rally in price merely by adding “.com” to their...

/ October 31, 2017
Crypto Pump-and-Dump Scams

Pump-and-Dump Scams: What Crypto Traders Should Look Out For

So-called “pump-and-dump” schemes are understandably illegal in traditional markets, but in the still majorly un-regulated crypto space, they occur seemingly on a daily basis now. The thing about these nefarious moneymaking ploys is that a few get rich while the...

/ October 30, 2017
Managing Cryptocurrency Risk

Managing Cryptocurrency Risk in Your Portfolio: Top Tips

Although there are numerous stories abound of people who have made massive returns on their investments from investing in particular cryptocurrencies, it is also important to understand that there is a lot of risk in these markets. People tend to...

/ October 30, 2017
Bill Miller Invests Bitcoin

Well Known Billionaire Investor Puts 30% of Portfolio in Bitcoin

Bill Miller is a well-known figure on Wall Street. He is the former chairman of Legg Mason Value trust and is a current member of Miller value partners LLC. However, the most important story of the day is that he...

/ October 30, 2017
Bitcoin Hedge Fund Adoption

Mass Adoption as Numerous Hedge Funds Open Crypto Funds

The Fintech research provider, autonomous next, has released details about its latest survey into the hedge fund landscape on Bitcoin. In their report they detailed that there are at least 124 funds that are invested in crypto based assets. This...

/ October 29, 2017
What is Dash Cryptocurrency

What is Dash Cryptocurrency

When it comes to cryptocurrencies, one of the original benefits that many people had touted was that it was decentralized. There was not one person or entity that controlled it. The network was spread out across a whole host of...

/ October 28, 2017
Hacking and CryptoCurrencies

Ransomware, Cybercrime: A Brief Overview Of Current Security Concerns In Crypto Space

While the cryptocurrency community is still in its infancy, so too are many of its security measures. This is, of course, no knock against the brilliant white hat-minded security specialists currently working on making crypto safe for us all. It’s...

/ October 28, 2017
Zcash Status Currrently

Zcash Status: Investment Trust Files With SEC and Other Developments

Zcash (SEC)—one of the space’s premier privacy coins, able to confirm transactions without recording participating addresses—has had one of its most successful months to date. It competes in the space with the similarly privacy concious Monero. The untraceable cryptocurrency backed...

/ October 27, 2017