China Bitcoin Ban Helps Japan

Bitcoin Traders are Moving from China to Japan

News of the Chinese crackdown on local exchanges has gone from mere Fear Uncertainty and Destruction (FUD) to a confirmed fact. This caused a large scale panic in the market as the price of all coins fell on the decision....

/ September 22, 2017
Jamie Dimon Market Abuse Claim

Jamie Dimon Market Abuse Claims Filed

In case you may have missed it, last week Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan made very disparaging comments about Bitcoin. He likened it to a “fraud” and a “bubble” that many people would lose money on. No sooner...

/ September 22, 2017
Gambling in the Age of Cryptocurrencies

Gambling in the Age of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

A slew of headlines have recently cast light upon the underhand and downright dishonest practices of online betting sites. Nobody will have felt particularly sorry for the top brass at 888.com when the company was fined a record £7.8 million...

/ September 21, 2017
Ethereum Verifies first ZK-snark

Byzantium Ethereum Upgrade verifies first ZK-Snark Proof

The eager wait for the first Ethereum upgrade is now over. As we previously reported, the Byzantium stage of the upgrade is now running on the test net and it has just verified its first ZK-Snark proof. For those who...

/ September 21, 2017
EU Increasing Penalties Cryptocurrncies

The EU is Increasing Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

The EU is trying to take an active stance against cyber crime that is monetised via cryptocurrencies. In a press release yesterday, the European Commission gave an overview of their intention to introduce new laws that would be focused on...

/ September 21, 2017
Buying Property with Bitcoin

Buying Property and Paying Rent in Bitcoin: Signs of Mass Adoption

As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies surge in popularity, it is inevitable that they are going to permeate ever deeper into our everyday lives. In the beginning, Bitcoin was most closely associated with the dark web and many have dismissed it...

/ September 20, 2017
China Won't Ban Bitcoin Mining

China Won’t Ban Mining According to John McAfee

There has been a lot of news out of China lately that seemed to go from bad to worse. First there was the clamp down on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in the country. Then, the authorities moved onto the exchanges...

/ September 20, 2017
Can Blockchain Simplify Share Ownership?

Can Blockchain Simplify Share Ownership?

Rights to ownership are important documents for nearly every asset. When you purchase a house, the deeds are in your name. When you buy a car you get the licence and ownership record is set in your name. With shares,...

/ September 20, 2017
Celebrities Get in on the ICO Fever

Celebrities Get in on the ICO Fever

There’s an unmistakable buzz around Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) at present that is proving hard to ignore. For many, they represent an exciting new financial frontier with high rewards available to those willing to brave the risks. Now, some of...

/ September 19, 2017
Ethereum is Testing Hard Fork in TestNet

Ethereum is Testing Hard Fork in TestNet

One of the first stages of the Ethereum Metropolis upgrade (Byzantium) is now being tested on Ropsten, the Ethereum testing environment. We previously covered the Byzantium upgrade in an update on the Metropolis hard fork a few days ago. The...

/ September 19, 2017