Symptomatic of a broader shift internationally, the crypto landscape in Dublin has changed rapidly, and with an enthusiasm perhaps disproportionate to the city's scale. Suddenly perforated with meetups, ICO startups, crypto cafes, bitcoin merchandise and trading chatter in pubs, cryptocurrencies have seemingly taken the city by storm – and...
The chief of the French central bank has today warned on the risks of investing in bitcoin. Francois Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the Bank of France, said the "speculative" asset is not...
Jim Rogers, the famous chairman of Rogers Holdings, once summarized the reason for buying commodities when he famously quipped, “The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you’re not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible piece...
In the wake of one of ethereum's largest-ever security exploits – if not the largest – the technology's community is showing signs of possible crisis. After "accidentally" hitting a vulnerable patch of code, a developer froze the money in all Parity multi-signature wallets deployed after July 20th. Users of...
Dr. Pavel Kravchenko holds a PhD in technical sciences and is the founder of Distributed Lab. For quite some time now I've been asking smart people the same question – what is bitcoin, actually? I put the question to Mike Sofaer of Brian Kelly Asset Management when I saw...
Barry’s Silbert’s New York Agreement (NYA) has received fresh criticism in the form of a dedicated blog post from Bitcoin core developer Luke-jr. The post appeared the day before SegWit2x - the code to bring about the roadmap agreed upon at Silbert’s New York meeting - entered beta phase. “4–8MB...
Netherlands-based ‘Big Four’ auditor KPMG released a bullish report on cryptocurrency Nov. 15. The report argues that institutional investors must join the industry for it to “realize its potential.”The report, dubbed ‘Institutionalization of Cryptoassets,’ focuses on why and how institutional investors should enter cryptocurrency, along with “challenges” the...
The Dash network is sponsoring twelve free conferences in Venezuela from September through the end of the year. The goal of these events is to increase Venezuelans’ knowledge of virtual currencies in general, and Dash in particular. The nation’s worsening hyperinflation has caused the popularity of Bitcoin and...
Former PayPal COO David Sacks has said cryptocurrency is “fulfilling PayPal’s original vision” to “create ‘the new world currency.’” In an interview with CNBC, Sacks, who worked with the payment network in its early days around the year 2000, said there were strong comparisons between the current Blockchain scene...