At the peak of the recent Bitcoin price rally, Vinny Lingham, the Bitcoin price prediction pundit, told Cointelegraph it was not healthy and would not end well. Admittedly, it did not end as many wished, but it was unlike some of the scary bursts this ecosystem has witnessed in...
Japanese payment gateway BITPoint is set to take Bitcoin payments to thousands of domestic retailers. Having successfully partnered with Peach Air to facilitate its Bitcoin acceptance later this year, BITPoint is now seeking a considerably larger rollout. “We’re holding discussions with a retail-related company,” Bloomberg quotes President Genki Oda on...
Bitcoin ATM provider Bitlish was the first to open a bonafide BTM in Russia, but it is its expansion plans that are likely to get the market talking. Despite the growing presence of BTMs in Europe, usage is still limited. Not inconsiderable fees, as well as a lack of general...
LocalBitcoins set a new all-time trading high of $45.7 mln last week as Bitcoin almost hit $3,000. Data compiled by Coin Dance confirms the week ending May 27 was the P2P marketplace’s busiest ever with $45,710,741 changing hands. Unlike previous records, the latest high was the result of a broad...
Indian politicians have described Bitcoin as a “ransom finance platform” while criticizing the government’s digital economy reforms. In a meeting of the country’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance quoted by the Economic Times, several local representatives “raised questions” about Bitcoin’s treatment in light of the WannaCry cyberattack. “Members feared that...
24-hour Ethereum (ETH) trading volumes have passed Bitcoin’s according to data from CoinMarketCap on Tuesday. The period to press time at 17:00 BST showed ETH had turned $1.293 bln in volume compared to Bitcoin’s $1.271 bln. The move, which may well be unprecedented in the history of ETH, accompanied a...
The Winklevoss twins’ Bitcoin ETF COIN was officially rejected by the SEC on March 10. Yet, the demand for Bitcoin in major stock markets is still on the rise. UK-based regulated investment manager Global Advisors previously launched two exchange-traded notes (ETNs) listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Sweden. The...
The despair that gripped the crypto market last week appears to be over. Now the markets are bouncing back with tokens making impressive gains. Altcoin rollercoaster Since Saturday ctryptocurrency markets have been in scarlet red with almost every altcoin taking a whack. Sunday seems to be the most horrible day...
A strong Blockchain should look beyond finance and computing to reach the mainstream. To get there, the platform needs a diverse talent pool that is passionate about ideas. A decentralized collaboration tool has its challenges, but one aspect is certain: individuals from all walks of life can participate in...
The latest research on the WannaCry cyberattack suggests at least one of the perpetrators was a Chinese speaker. Analysis of the ransom notes distributed to victims of the international attack by security firm Flashpoint appears to show linguistic traits of a “native or a least fluent” Chinese speaker. “Analysts also...