BTCChina Closing Exchange by October

It has become official, China’s second largest Bitcoin exchange has decided that they will be closing their operation on the 30 of September. This is an unfortunate turn for traders who were hoping that the news out of China was...

/ September 14, 2017

No Ban After All as China will Likely not Ban Bitcoin Exchanges

Was it all FUD? Was China ever really considering banning Bitcoin exchanges or was it just people who were spreading rumours based on insufficient information. There were conflicting reports by exchanges, government officials and others. These rumours were also perpetuated...

/ September 14, 2017

What is Segregated Witness?

Segregated witness, or SegWit as it is commonly called, has just been implemented on the Bitcoin Blockchain and was deployed on the LiteCoin network back in May of this year. Although this has become so much of the public lexicon,...

/ September 13, 2017

Blockchain Technology and Data Protection

The recent hacking of US credit report giant Equifax, which saw the personal information of up to 143 million customers compromised, is sadly nothing new in today’s world. Massive security breaches of this kind and the subsequent exposure of customer...

/ September 13, 2017

North Korea Hacking South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges

If there are two words that have entered the public lexicon with great fervour this year, they are “hacking” and “North Korea”. This was the case even before rumours began to swirl that North Korean hackers were infiltrating South Korean...

/ September 13, 2017

Jamie Dimom from JP Morgan Labels Bitcoin a “Fraud”

The CEO of JP Morgan has some harsh words to say about Bitcoin. A long-time critic of Crypto Currencies, Jamie Dimon labelled Bitcoin as a “fraud” and said he would fire any trader who traded on it for being “stupid”....

/ September 12, 2017
FCA Makes Statement ICOs

UK’s Financial Regulator Wades into ICO Debate

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has just joined the list of regulators giving their opinion on the legality of ICOs. They have released a statement that outlines their thinking of how ICO issuers should consider regulation. They did, however, mention...

/ September 12, 2017
Hedge Fund Manager Changes View

Hedge Fund Manager Regrets Earlier Dismissive Stance

Kyle Bass, a US based hedge fund manager, admits that he was wrong to first be dismissive of Bitcoin. The high profile financier is well known for the returns he was able to generate from betting against the housing bubble...

/ September 12, 2017
Blockchain Powered Shipping Voyage

A Shipping Voyage, Completely Powered by Blockchain

One of the oldest sectors in the world is that of the global shipping. Sailing the high seas has been the lifeblood of global commerce for over 500 years. It therefore seems quite fitting that this age old industry is...

/ September 11, 2017

Even if China Bans Exchanges, Trading Will Continue

Last week was indeed a period of FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Destruction) on the Crypto markets. This was mostly as a result of news out of only one country. On Monday, Chinese regulatory authorities said that they would be banning...

/ September 11, 2017