All posts by William M. Peaster

William M. Peaster is a cryptocurrency journalist and copy-editor based out of Pensacola, Florida. He’s an avid fan of Ethereum, ERC-20 tokens, and smart contracts in general. Follow him on Twitter: @WPeaster

Cryptocurrency trading on Social Media

Great Place for News for Cryptocurrency Traders? Social Media Sites

Because the cryptocurrency space is still so premature, the mainstream media has bigger fish to fry as far as covering a range of industries that already demand their full attention. That means a lot of breaking cryptocurrency news is delivered...

/ December 12, 2017
Bitcoin Futures Go Live In Chicago

Excitement Stirs As First Bitcoin Futures Go Live In Chicago

The biggest buzzword in the cryptocurrency space right now is “Bitcoin futures.” In general, futures are financial instruments that let investors “bet” on the performance of assets in traditional stock market environments. The big development, then, is that the very first...

/ December 11, 2017
NiceHash Hacked

NiceHash Devastated in Hack Worth Roughly ~$70 Million in Bitcoin

NiceHash is a popular cryptocurrency-mining marketplace. Or at least it was. Now, the company’s future has been thrown into turmoil after experiencing a devastating hack that has many in the crypto community reeling. So how could this happen? What comes...

/ December 9, 2017

South Korea Bitcoin Trading Ban: Just Rumors, Or Something More?

Ever since China banned Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency exchanges a few weeks ago, crypto investors the world over have been a bit paranoid. We’re all wondering: could the next black-swan regulatory ban drop at any moment? And if...

/ December 8, 2017
Bittrex Exchange problems

Customers Complain as Major Exchange Bittrex Appears Unresponsive

Behind Coinbase, Bittrex is the second most popular cryptocurrency exchange in the United States. As such, Bittrex helps bear the brunt of the load for the incredible onboarding of American customers that have entered the crypto space over the past...

/ December 7, 2017
Ethereum Price and Congestion Woes

Ethereum Price and Congestion Woes: Putting It Into Perspective

The sky certainly isn’t falling by any stretch of the imagination, but the Ethereum community is digging in. The ETH price is hitting a mild, acute sag, congestion on the network is high, and fees are climbing. So what to...

/ December 6, 2017
Monero Skyrocketing

Privacy Coin Monero Surges After Teaming Up With A-List Musicians

At press time, premier privacy coin Monero (XMR) is hovering around new all-time price highs at $298.42 USD. The crypto’s now up an astonishing 38 percent from just 24 hours ago. Those of us who aren’t plugged into the Monero...

/ December 6, 2017
UK Regulating Crypto

U.K. Regulating Crypto? Treasury Ministry Looking Closer Than Ever

Her Majesty’s Treasury plans to bring crypto use into the “day light,” as it were, by forcing cryptocurrency users to reveal their identities in the United Kingdom. Naturally, many will liken this development to a crackdown. But what’s really going...

/ December 5, 2017
Ripple (XRP) Wallets

Ripple (XRP) Wallets: Walking You Through Your Options

It’s been a great year for the Ripple project, with announcements and developments galore. Accordingly, it’s not just enthusiasts within the crypto space that are starting to notice, as institutional and retail interest is penetrating into the XRP ecosystem like...

/ December 2, 2017