Jamie Dimon Disses Bitcoin

Why JP Morgan Boss’ Views on Bitcoin Don’t Add Up

Jamie Dimon, CEO of investment bank JP Morgan, seemed to be enjoying himself when he addressed the Delivering Alpha conference in New York last week. He had Bitcoin in his sights and it would seem that he isn’t the cryptocurrency’s...

/ September 19, 2017
How Blockchain can fight Blood Diamonds

How Blockchain is being used to combat Blood Diamonds

The global diamond trade is a multi-billion dollar business. However, this industry is also notorious for its conflict diamonds or “blood diamonds”. The metaphor of blood diamonds paints a vivid picture of the consequences to illegal trade. Blood diamonds have...

/ September 19, 2017
Australian Double Taxation Bitcoin

Australian Parliament Introduces Double Taxation Relief Bill

The Australian government has just introduced a bill that wants to eliminate the burden of double taxation on cryptocurrencies. This is a step in the right direction and shows that the country is forward looking when it comes to digital...

/ September 18, 2017
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