All posts by Editorial Team

Editors at large. Posting the latest news, reviews and analysis to hit the blockchain.

Why So Much Bitcoin Mining Concentrated in China

Why so much Bitcoin Mining is Concentrated in China

It is no secret that China is in by far the most dominant position when it comes to Bitcoin mining. Currently, China accounts for about 71% of the mining hash power in the world. This comes down to simple economics...

/ September 18, 2017
Bitcoin to hit $25,000 According to a Researcher on CNBC

Bitcoin to hit $25,000 According to a Researcher on CNBC

According to Tom Lee, head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, the price of Bitcoin is likely to hit $25,000 despite all of the recent setbacks. Mr Lee was making the comments during a broadcast on CNBC’s Fast Money program....

/ September 18, 2017
Websites using Malvertising to Mine Monero

Websites using Malvertising to Mine Monero

Annoying web ads can really impede one’s browsing experience. However, how about the prospect of your browser doing a bit of Monero mining whenever you visit a page? We have previously heard how Russian hackers have resorted to spreading malware...

/ September 17, 2017
LiteCoin vs. Bitcoin

LiteCoin vs. Bitcoin: The Difference Explained

Currently the third most valuable Cryptocurrency by market capitalisation, Litecoin is already well established. Yet, what is it exactly and how is it different from Bitcoin. We have previously gone into the specifics of what Bitcoin is as well as...

/ September 17, 2017
Chinese Bitcoin Investors Flee WeChat for Telegram

Chinese Bitcoin Investors Flee WeChat for Telegram

There has been quite a scare going on in China since the government decided that they wanted Bitcoin exchanges shut. Most Chinese traders would have gone onto WeChat and spoken to their local dealers in order to buy or sell...

/ September 16, 2017
Namibian Central Bank Says Bitcoin Purchases are illegal

Namibian Central Bank Says Bitcoin Purchases are illegal

The Central Bank of Namibia has made a statement that all Cryptocurrency exchanges or relating transactions are to be declared illegal. According to financial researchers, Cryptocurrencies have been linked to a number of different money laundering events that have taken...

/ September 16, 2017
Kik Messaging App Raises $75m in first ICO

Kik Messaging App Raises $75m in first ICO

Kik, the Canadian messaging app operator, raised a total of $125 million by way of an initial coin offering that took place on September 12. Prior to this, the company had raised $50 million from earlier investors, and was looking...

/ September 15, 2017
OKCoin and Huobi Shutdown

Huobi and OKCoin to Suspend Yuan Based Bitcoin Trading in Ocotber

Following on from the closure of ViaBTC and BTCC, Huobi and OKcoin are closing down their Yuan based trading at the end of October. They have been given a month extra to facilitate that closure because of their size relative...

/ September 15, 2017

How Blockchain Can Streamline Supply Chains

It seems like blockchain is everywhere you look at the moment. Analysts are talking breathlessly about its potential impact on global finance, whilst there is an ever-increasing confidence in its ability to fight cyber crime and fraud. And then of...

/ September 15, 2017
Northern Rock Bank Run

10 Years on: The Northern Rock Bank Run and the Argument for Cryptocurrencies

They are some of the most chilling images from the financial crash – the sight of long queues forming outside branches of Northern Rock as thousands of its customers tried desperately to rescue their savings before the bank went under....

/ September 14, 2017