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08-10-2018: New Facebook Cryptocurrency, Wechat Blockchain, Bitmain IPO & Regulator Updates

Facebook’s New Crypto Team Appears Is Building it’s Own Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ccn) Tencent’s WeChat using Blockchain and Crypto in WeChat app (coingeek) Bitmain May Launch One World’s Largest IPOs, Set to Raise $18 Billion, Valued at $40-$50B (coindesk) First Public Company in Singapore to Launch an ICO (coindesk) Bitcoin …

Date: 2018-08-11 16:53:10

GUEST: Robert Viglione, Co-Founder at ZenCash

The ZenCash Secure Node system is a unique compensated blockchain network with enhanced client-to-node and node-to-node encryption. The system was designed to rapidly and massively decentralize the blockchain network to provide unparallelled censorship resistance, network capacity, and to lay the infrastructure for a high-performing privacy-oriented platform. Within just three months …

Date: 2018-06-05 19:13:14

GUEST: Arthur Gervais, Co-Founder at Liquidity Network

The Liquidity Ecosystem provides blockchain payments for everyone with the off-chain Liquidity.Network and the Liquidity DEX, a non-custodial off-chain exchange. Arthur Gervais is  Co-Founder of the Liquidity Network Topics discussed in this episode: securify.ch Liquidity Network Off-chain transactions compared to on-chain transactions Liquidity DEX, a non-custodial off-chain exchange Platforms in …

Date: 2018-06-05 08:13:08

GUEST: Ofer Lidsky, Co-Founder at Digital DNAtix Ltd.

DNAtix is developing the future ecosystem for Genetics where consumers, researchers, laboratories and clinics meet to use and make Genetics in a more transparent, accessible, applicable and secured manner. Topics discussed in this episode: Background What is DNAtix Types of genetic services, analysis, storage, and transfers Market for DNA and …

Date: 2018-06-04 15:51:27

GUEST: Sam Kawtharani, CEO at Corl

Corl is revenue sharing on the blockchain and is a revenue-sharing token designed to support and participate in the growth of emerging companies. Corl’s revenue-sharing allows investors to support the growth of emerging companies through a digital token and earn competitive returns. Topics discussed in this episode: What is Corl? …

Date: 2018-05-31 16:51:24

GUEST: James Tabor, CEO at MEDIA Protocol

MEDIA Protocol redistributes power from existing media owners – third-party intermediaries that disproportionately benefit from the exchange of content and centralized distribution platforms – to media creators, publishers and consumers. MEDIA Protocol provides the data publishers need, the reward creators deserve and the relevance consumers desire. Topics discussed in this …

Date: 2018-05-28 16:07:08

05-26-2018: Bitcoin Gold Hit By 51% And Double Spend Attack

In The News: Bitcoin Gold was hit by 51 percent and double spend attack with $18.2 millions stolen (ETH News) Percentage of Bitcoin transactions using Segwit approaching 40% (Bitcoinist). Russian institutions test central bank’s ICO platform (ETH News) High court of Zimbabwe lifts cryptocurrency ban (bitcoinist). Bitcoin as a store …

Date: 2018-05-26 21:41:54

05-25-2018: American Express Researching Blockchain Technology For Fraud Protection

In The News: Circle unveils new product for retail cryptocurrency investors (Bitcoinist). American Express could use blockchain to protect client’s identities and combat fraud (Bitcoinist) Singapore proposes regulatory changes which could green-light blockchain related exchanges (Bitcoinist) Bitfinex reportedly tied to puerto rico’s noble bank international (ETH News). Cryptocurrency startup company, …

Date: 2018-05-26 20:39:22

GUEST: Delta, Bitcoin, ICO & Cryptocurrency Portfolio Tracker

Delta is the ultimate Bitcoin & cryptocurrency portfolio tracker app. Keep track of all cryptocoins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and over 2000 altcoins. Use the free app to get the latest coin prices and market charts in your local currency and get alerts to make sure you don’t miss out …

Date: 2018-05-25 15:32:48

05-24-2018: Bank Of America Issued US Patent For Blockchain Security

In The News: Bank of America issued U.S. patent for blockchain security regulated by time, tagging, and tokens (ETH News) Coinbase acquires decentralised exchange platform, Paradex (Bitcoin Magazine) Monero lead developer assisting launch of new crypto trading platform (coindesk) China prosecutes 98 over onecoin pyramid scheme (coindesk) Monacoin falls victim …

Date: 2018-05-24 20:04:18

GUEST: JT Bell, Co-Founder at Alchemy Coin

Alchemy Coin is one of the first security token that is trying to tokenize debts through CDOs. Alchemy is building a blockchain-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace. The platform intends to enable for instant and direct lending between supply-side lenders and the demand-side borrowers from all over the world in a …

Date: 2018-05-24 06:30:52

05-23-2018: U.S and Canadian Regulators are Cracking Down on Fraudulent ICO’s

In The News: Binance adds ZenCash to listing PayPal interested in supporting bitcoin if it becomes a better currency (Bitcoinist) U.S and canada regulators cracking down on fraudulent ICOs with taskforce (Bitcoin magazine) (NASAA) Shipchain has been handed a cease and desist order from AG of South Carolina with claims …

Date: 2018-05-23 23:29:30

GUEST: Vishaal Bhuyan, CEO at Carverr

“Cold storage”, or storing digital assets for the long-term, is a nontrivial problem. Material durability, technological obsolescence, loss, theft, and hacking vulnerabilities are just some of the factors consumers must consider before choosing a system. Current cold storage solutions are built on outdated technology and are only created to protect …

Date: 2018-05-23 15:55:26

05-22-2018: Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!

In The News: Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! (cointelegraph) CoinGate starts pilot integration of Lightning network for select group of merchants (Bitcoinist) Tether issues another 250 million tokens (coinGeek) Argentinian bank partners with cryptocurrency exchange to offer Bitcoin as Alternative to as SWIFT for cross border transfers (coindesk) Possible Verge (XVG) …

Date: 2018-05-22 19:07:09

GUEST: Lin Dai, Founder & CEO at HOOCH.CO

As CEO, Lin and his co-founders pioneered the Hooch App, the first membership app where members receive One Drink Every Day; and Hooch Black, a premium offering with perks on travel, dining and experience. Winner of Anheuser-Busch/InBev’s SxSW Startup competition and finalist in Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge, Hooch perks …

Date: 2018-05-22 12:25:48

05-21-2018: Parity Forced to Shut Down ICO Passport Service (PICOPS) Due to GDPR

In The News: Parity Forced to Shut Down ICO Passport Service (PICOPS) Due to GDPR (ETH News) Chinese Government Ministry of Industry and IT reports on 421 fake cryptocurrencies found (Ripple News) Ethereum ranked #1 cryptocurrency by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ranking of 28 of the world’s …

Date: 2018-05-22 01:09:43

GUEST: Toby Simpson, Co-Founder & CTO at Fetch.ai

Fetch is the world’s first adaptive, self-organising ‘smart ledger’. Fetch is a next-generation protocol built with a ready-to-go Proof of Work system invented by world-leading AI minds. Fetch is the missing critical infrastructure for tomorrow’s digital economy. Toby Simpson is Co-founder and CTO at Fetch.ai. Toby is a pioneer in …

Date: 2018-05-19 03:22:30

05-18-2018: Cryptocurrency Mining Will Consume 0.5% of Global Electricity

In The News: Binance is postponing the listing of new stablecoin, TrueUSD, due to liquidity concerns (Live Bitcoin News)(Binance Blog). Binance increases referral reward to 40% for users holding 500+ BNB (bitcoinist). IBM and veridium looking to put Carbot Credits on the blockchain (Bitcoin Magazine). Malta is partnering with Omnitude …

Date: 2018-05-18 17:04:48

05-17-2018: SEC Launched Fake ICO Website To Educate Investors

In The News: Speakers and topics have been announced for a European Blockchain event called Blochchaneum 2.0 (Bitcoinist). Bing will now be blocking crypto-related ad’s (Bitcoinist). Canaan Creative known for their Avalon ASIC has announced they are seeking a $1 billion IPO to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock …

Date: 2018-05-18 00:43:56

05-16-2018: Malicious Chrome Extensions Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency

Today’s Headlines: Circle, a Goldman Sachs backed Fintech company, is looking to create a stablecoin, pegged to the USD and received a $110 million funding round (reported by CNN). Cryptocurrency exchange, Kraken, will be donating $1 million USD to a non-profit called Coin Center (reported by Coindesk). Researchers were able …

Date: 2018-05-17 23:38:40

05-15-2018: Ether, Commodity or Security?

A financial regulator at the Consensus cryptocurrency conference commented that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other federal agencies should swiftly decide if Ether should be treated as a security or commodity, Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), said officials at the agency have …

Date: 2018-05-15 20:13:54

05-14-2018: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Bans Financial Institutions From Using Cryptocurrency

Pineapple Fund, a charity fund set up by an anonymous user, has hit it’s target to fund and raise over 5,000 Bitcoin and has completed its donations to 60 charities. At the time of donation the total amount of Bitcoin was worth $55 million USD (Bitcoinist). MovoCash, the creators behind …

Date: 2018-05-15 18:32:14

05-13-2018: LG Launches Blockchain Service ‘Monachain’

Ripple has announced the results of its first pilot for xRapid — the company’s business solution for payment providers and financial institutions looking to expand their reaches into new markets with increased scale, speed, and cost efficiency.  Ripple claims positive results, stating “For payments in the critical remittance corridor between …

Date: 2018-05-13 18:25:27

05-12-2018: Civic Unveils Crypto Beer Vending Machine At Consensus

Most millennials, people born between 1981 and 1996, are not saving for retirement. In February 2018, the National Institute on Retirement Security released a study, which concluded that 95 percent of millennials are not saving adequately for retirement. However, a growing number of millennials are investing in cryptocurrencies. For 21.2 …

Date: 2018-05-12 22:30:19

GUEST: Eiland Glover, CEO at Kowala

Kowala (kUSD) is an autonomously stabilized cryptocurrency developed from a fork off Ethereum. kUSD uses algorithms and token mint and burn models to make supply meet demand. Eiland Glover is the CEO of Kowala. Eiland has spent his career creating systems and companies at the intersection of finance, technology, education, …

Date: 2018-05-11 16:14:01

05-11-2018: Vitalik Buterin Explains Steps To Becoming A Casper Validator

Developers are hoping to bring a higher level of transaction anonymity to the bitcoin blockchain with a prototype for the “Dandelion” privacy project. The test, according to an email sent to the bitcoin development mailing list on Thursday, comes after the team behind the project added more theoretical analysis in …

Date: 2018-05-11 08:54:46

05-10-2018: Malicious Knockoff “Electrum Pro” Hijacks Private Seed Keys

DMG Blockchain Solutions release an API called BitScore. A web API designed to provide cryptocurrency deposit and withdrawal risk-scoring for know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money-laundering (AML) compliance. BitScore is powered by sophisticated artificial intelligence and machine learning models to examine the flow of cryptocurrency funds through the blockchain and establish their …

Date: 2018-05-10 21:55:45

05-09-2018: Oracle Ready To Launch Blockchain As A Service Platform

The Australian government has allocated over half a million USD towards blockchain research, specifically to explore blockchain applications within the government services. This comes as no surprise as we are seeing government agencies around the world dip their toes into blockchain technologies (Coindesk). The parent of the New York Stock …

Date: 2018-05-09 14:10:14

05-08-2018: CryptoKitties Introduces Celebrity Kitties, Digital Cats

Yesterday’s news regarding the SEC’s closed door meeting on discussing the categorization of Ethereum turned out to be fake news in which the initial article was reported by Wall Street Journal. Luckily the FUD has not shaken the price of Ethereum (twitter). A Swiss man who lost his two hardware …

Date: 2018-05-08 16:41:37

05-07-2018: SEC To Discuss Categorization of Ethereum

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Ripple claiming the blockchain firm has violated federal securities laws. The lawsuit claims Ripple failed to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) before offering its digital tokens up for sale. The allegations include the creation of virtual tokens ‘out of …

Date: 2018-05-07 13:58:56

GUEST: Alexander Kravets, CEO at XTRADE.IO

XTRD is bringing proven financial technologies to the cryptocurrency market. This means higher liquidity, lower fees, and combined platforms. Alexander Kravets has spent more than a dozen years in high frequency and proprietary day trading. He started his career as a successful proprietary equities trader and later acted as Managing …

Date: 2018-05-07 13:54:46

GUEST: Liron Artzi, CEO at Utopi.io

Liron Artzi is the CEO of Utopi. He has over 20 years experience in film, television, music, multimedia, business development, corporate sponsorship and consulting. He’s worked with Warner Brothers in Asia and with MGM to finance and distribute major films. Utopi revolutionizes philanthropy, elevates live-streaming Blockchain technology, and integrates influencers …

Date: 2018-05-06 18:06:14

GUEST: Chris Tse, Founding Director at Cardstack

Cardstack is an open-source framework and consensus protocol that makes blockchains usable and scalable for the mass market, creating a decentralized software ecosystem that can challenge today’s digital superpowers. Chris Tse is a technologist by trade, a designer in practice, and an entrepreneur at heart. In 2014, Chris founded the …

Date: 2018-05-05 21:06:03

05-04-2018: South Korean Government Moves Bill To Legalize ICO’s

An FBI investigation in the Ian Banlina wallet hack has turned up the identity of the alleged hackers. Ian tweeted “Funds recovery is a super complex situation. When dealing with folks outside the US, the process can take a while. Until anything is confirmed, I’d rather not speculate. I can …

Date: 2018-05-05 07:46:44

GUEST: Andy Chorlian, Lead Engineer at Hydrogen

Andy Chorlian is the Lead Engineer at Hydrogen. Hydrogen’s APIs combine all of the core infrastructure and connectors needed to build leading fintech architecture, with all of the financial engineering needed to build products and tools to set your brand apart. Hydro enables developers to seamlessly deploy blockchain in their …

Date: 2018-05-04 12:09:25

05-03-2018: Bitcoin.com Makes Changes To Reflect Correct Bitcoin Terms After Lawsuit

@moneyTrigz on Twitter is joining the fight against bitcoin.com and its view about Bitcoin Cash being the real bitcoin. They have offered their support in favor of BTC being the real bitcoin. He stated “With the donations we receive, the team will devote its time and energy to protecting the …

Date: 2018-05-03 21:52:20

05-02-2018: Largest Japanese Bank Launching Crypto Exchange

BRD token’s Augustus release is now live, allowing users to stored, send and trade ERC20 tokens via the BRD app. They have integrated an unnamed exchange platform into their app to allow users to trade tokens and coins directly within the app. Of course this release comes with a few …

Date: 2018-05-02 14:20:08

05-01-2018: Coingeek Backs Roger In Court To Say BCH Is The Real Bitcoin

A partition has been started on change.org, aimed at CoinMarketCap, to accurately represent the total coin supply of Bitcoin Cash. Since bitmain, a large mining platform, started burning 12% of all BCH fees generated, the max total supply and circulating supply of BCH has been altered. An alteration that CoinMarketCcap …

Date: 2018-05-01 18:49:49

04-30-2018: Probable Market Manipulation By Big Players

This morning we see litecoin down to the 7th position by coin market cap as EOS and ADA take over the 5th and 6th spot. Market manipulation by bravado group and crypto influences. @cryptomedicated has put forward a post showing the clear market manipulation that is going on with the bravdogroup …

Date: 2018-04-30 14:34:28

GUEST: CanYa – P2P Marketplace of Services

CanYa is a peer to peer marketplace of skilled services – where users are instantly connected to service providers. Chris McLoughlin is the Co-Founder & CMO at CanYa. Patreon Sponsor UnicornGo LPT Limited | Sourced by mrwhal3 | Support on Patreon

Date: 2018-04-28 23:40:53

04-27-2018: Binance Surpasses Deutsche Bank Profitability at $200 Million

Andreessen Horowitz, one of the world’s largest venture capital firms, is rumoured to be starting its own cryptocurrency only fund to exclusively invest in blockchain projects. This rumour comes about as 2 job openings are listed for the company for a full time cryptocurrency lawyer and finance manager (livecoinwatch). Binance, …

Date: 2018-04-27 20:32:59

04-26-2018: Exchanges Suspend ERC20 Token Trading

First up today, an update on yesterday’s news regarding DNS hijacking attack on My Ether Wallet, it’s now been reported that over $150,000 (USD) worth of funds had been stolen during the two hour window that the attackers were rerouting traffic to their malicious server. It is unlikely that my …

Date: 2018-04-26 19:56:41

04-25-2018: DNS Hijacking Playing Mischef With MEW

Special thanks to our Patreon sponsor UnicornGo LPT Limited. This episode was sourced by mrwhal3. Help support this podcast on Patreon. DNS has been hijacked that has lead myetherwallet users to a malicious website for a few hours today. No reports of compromised accounts but bad actors on the malicious …

Date: 2018-04-25 14:50:07

04-24-2018: Week In Review

Special thanks to our Patreon sponsor UnicornGo LPT Limited. This episode was sourced by mrwhal3. Help support this podcast on Patreon. JP Morgan has been slapped with a lawsuit after they upped their fee’s for Crypto related purchases back in January, and did not notify customers of the change. They …

Date: 2018-04-24 17:46:09

GUEST: MacLane Wilkison, CEO & Co-Founder at NuCypher

MacLane Wilkison is the CEO & Co-Founder at NuCypher. Wilkison is also a software engineer and former investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where he provided M&A and financing services to enterprises in technology, media, and telecommunications. He holds CISSP, CFA, and FRM designations. Special thanks to our Patreon sponsor UnicornGo …

Date: 2018-04-20 21:22:40

04-12-2018: Bithumb Exchange Rolls Out Cryptocurrency Kiosks For In-Store Payments

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, has successfully rolled out kiosks accepting cryptocurrency across the country, within local restaurants, shopping centres and stores. They have partnered with local mobile payment service provider “Pay’s”, to make this a reality in more than 6,000 stores for the launch. This allows consumers to …

Date: 2018-04-12 22:03:54

04-11-2018: SuprNova Drops XVG Mining Pools

OCminer, maintainer of the suprnova mining pool, has officially dropped support for verge mining pools from the service. This comes after the 51% attack and code exploit against the verge blockchain last week. The attack netted the attackers 20 million verge tokens (approximately $1 million USD). Verge developers do not …

Date: 2018-04-12 21:43:23

GUEST: Kleros, Decentralized Arbitration Dispute Resolution via Smart Contracts

Federico Ast, Ph.D is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Buenos Aires. Federico was early team member at MATERIABIZ, one of Latin America’s online media pioneers. Federico researched deliberative democracy and collective decision making. Federico pioneered the concept of Crowdjury, the use of blockchain and collective intelligence to …

Date: 2018-04-11 15:27:17

GUEST: Mark Bonchek, Branded Currencies & It’s Micro Economy

Mark Bonchek is the CEO of Shift Thinking and has written multiple articles on Harvard Business Review. Recently, Mark has published an article on branded currencies, discussing how to use points, gift cards, incentives and rewards as social currencies. On this episode we discuss how cryptocurrency will transform branded currency …

Date: 2018-04-06 16:19:49

GUEST: Adi Sideman, CEO at PROPS by YouNow

Props by YouNow is a decentralized ecosystem of video applications. Adi Sideman is a pioneer in participatory media, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience creating apps and companies in the user-generated video space. Adi founded YouNow in 2011 to provide a live social platform for people to …

Date: 2018-03-30 17:14:24

03-29-2018: IBM Blockchain To Have Central Bank Digital Currency On Stellar

Cryptocurrency investment app Abra’s CEO forecast that “all hell will break loose” in Bitcoin and altcoin markets this year. after the startup announced it had raised $40mln in new funding since October, CEO Bill Barhydt said western institutional money would begin to “dip its toes” into crypto assets in 2018. …

Date: 2018-03-30 16:33:16

GUEST: Troy Wong, CFO & Founder at Neptune Dash

Neptune Dash constructs and operates Dash masternodes. Earnings are reinvested into the growth of additional Dash masternodes and Dash technology. Neptune Dash’s CFO & Founder Troy Wong is a digital currency trader and blockchain startup consultant. Mr. Wong spent the first ten years of his career at a private equity portfolio …

Date: 2018-03-29 17:47:46

03-28-2018: Researchers Discover Monero Anonymity Flaws

Ripple, a leading real-time gross settlement system and currency exchange network, has announced its $29 million donation in support of public schools in the United States. The donation comes in the form of XRP. The company stated “Our donation fulfilled every request listed on the nonprofit’s website yesterday. Today, nearly …

Date: 2018-03-29 10:46:34

100th Episode! – GUEST: Serafin Lion Engel, CEO, DataWallet

Who should we interview next? Check out the list here and let me know by email at dailycrypto.io@gmail.com or on Twitter @JosemotaQ. You can click here to become a Patron and help this podcast continue! Serafin Lion Engel is Data Wallet’s CEO and received his BSc in Business Administration from Rotterdam …

Date: 2018-03-28 21:16:08

03-27-2018: Coinbase Adds Ethereum ERC20 Token Support

The GDAX exchange by Coinbase announced their intention to support the Ethereum ERC20 standard on GDAX. This prepares GDAX to support trading of ERC20 assets, although they are not announcing support for any specific asset at this time. As detailed in their process for adding new assets, they are announcing …

Date: 2018-03-28 02:30:38

GUEST: Kora Network, Banking The Unbanked

Kora Network is a infrastructure for inclusive, community-owned financial systems. Kora’s goal is to help bank the unbanked and has launched a beta test on Nigerian farmers. Dickson is a blockchain researcher, & is an Advisor to a number of blockchain projects. He is a Lecturer at INSEEC Business School …

Date: 2018-03-27 20:56:56

GUEST: Frideric Prandecki, CEO at Bob’s Repair

Fake reviews have long been a known issue on trusted review sites such as Google and Yelp. Centralized platforms such as yelp are run by paid services in which unauthentic businesses can request to take down authentic reviews. Bob’s Repair has taken the task of revolutionizing the review space with …

Date: 2018-03-27 01:32:29

GUEST: Bartek Ringwelski, COO at bitFlyer (Japan’s Largest Exchange)

bitFlyer is Japan’s largest exchange holding over 70% market share. Over 50% of Bitcoin trading is happening in Japan. In November 2017, bitFlyer expanded to the United States and began with the lighting exchange for Bitcoin orders and trading. In January 2018, bitFlyer was one of the first exchanges to …

Date: 2018-03-24 19:51:05

GUEST: BANKEX, Decentralized BaaS Exchange, Proof-of-Asset Protocol, & IoA

Igor Khmel, the CEO at BANKEX joins us for a discussion on bank as a serivice (BaaS), proof of asset protocols and decentralized lending. BANKEX Proof-of-Asset protocol (PoA) is a standard that enables new generation of assets and contracts called Decentralized capital markets. BANKEX is building Internet of Assets (IoA) …

Date: 2018-03-23 21:53:35

GUEST: Narrative, A Blockchain Based Social Media

Rosemary O’Neill is the CEO of Narrative Ltd., which is now launching its blockchain-based social network, Narrative, where content creators and readers can monitor their own communities and receive revenues from the platform. Help support this podcast on Patreon.

Date: 2018-03-20 15:43:28

GUEST: Steven Sprague, CEO at Rivetz

Steven Sprague is the CEO of Rivetz Corp., a director at Wave Systems Corp. and one of the principle industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Rivetz is a modern and mobile ecosystem that offers a simplified, intuitive approach to cybersecurity, built around hardware-based identity. Help support this podcast …

Date: 2018-03-17 21:24:22

GUEST: Carter Thomas, Host of Coin Mastery

Carter Thomas is the host of Coin Mastery, a podcast with daily content around cryptocurrency, investing, trading and psychology. Help support this podcast at patreon.com/dailycrypto. NOTE: This is an emergent and evolving highly technical space. You should understand how involvement in this space impacts you and acknowledge all risks before participating …

Date: 2018-03-15 23:56:08

GUEST: Laura Walter, CPA “Crypto Tax Girl”

You can learn more about Laura at cryptotaxgirl.com. This is not tax advice, see your accountant, lawyer, or accountant before implementing any recommendations. NOTE: This is an emergent and evolving highly technical space. You should understand how involvement in this space impacts you and acknowledge all risks before participating or …

Date: 2018-03-02 04:26:43

GUEST: David Sønstebø, Co-Founder of IOTA (MIOTA)

David Sønstebø is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for any kind of technology that can push human progress forward. He is heavily involved in Internet-of-Things, distributed ledger/blockchain/tangle, Smart Cities, Digital identity, eGovernance and innovative hardware design. He is also the co-founder of IOTA. IOTA enables companies to explore new …

Date: 2018-02-23 02:33:00

GUEST: Malcolm CasSelle, CIO at OPSkins

Malcolm CasSelle is the CIO at OPSkins and the President at WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange). OPSkins is the world’s largest skin market to buy and sell steam marketplace skins and items, including digital assets for Counter-Strike Global Offensive, and the popular ethereum based cryptocurrency game CryptoKitties. Developed by the founders …

Date: 2018-02-18 00:15:48

02-16-2018: Coinbase Error Duplicated Past Debit/Credit Cards Purchases

The executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation Llew Claasen predicted that the price of Bitcoin will hit $40,000 by the end of 2018, while 90% of all other cryptocurrency projects will fail. As Claasen stated at the Startup Grind conference which took place earlier this week, this failure will be …

Date: 2018-02-17 20:34:07

GUEST: VeggieCoin, A Cryptocurrency For Animals

Oscar Chambers and Barney Chambers are the founders of VeggieCoin. The Veggie blockchain is enabling anyone to improve animal welfare, by using their computing power. The Veggie community votes on which charities, organizations and initiatives receive funding from this bonus. This episode is sponsored by legitswag.store, a cryptocurrency apparel and …

Date: 2018-02-17 18:10:37

02-15-2018: Litecoin Surges, LitePay Set To Launch February 28th

According to a filing from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Soros Fund Management secured 2.4 million shares in Overstock by the end of 2017, making it the third-largest shareholder. The online platform became the first major corporation of its type to accept Bitcoin for payments in 2014, a …

Date: 2018-02-15 22:41:31

02-14-2018: Western Union Tests Ripple For Cross Border Transactions

Bitcoin’s price is back above $10,000 for the first time since December of last year, shortly after when it’s record highs neared $20,000. Since the it’s low at around $6,000, it lost about 69.5 percent of its value from the all-time high – bitcoin has slowly gained and maintained the …

Date: 2018-02-15 21:58:23

02-13-2018: Microsoft Integrates Blockchain-Based Decentralized IDs to Authenticator

This Monday Microsoft revealed its plans to integrate Blockchain-based decentralized IDs (DIDs) into its Microsoft Authenticator app to manage identity data and cryptographic keys. The app, was launched in August of 2016 and is used by millions. Microsoft is looking to provide a new model of digital identity that would …

Date: 2018-02-13 20:57:41

02-03-2018: UPS Plans New Decentralized Locker System w/ Bitcoin Payments

Cloud mining service Coinmint has won approval to take over an abandoned smelter for Bitcoin mining operations on Tuesday, Jan. 30. As local news broadcaster WWNYTV reports Thursday along with local government documentation, lawmakers in upstate New York voted in favor of awarding subsidiary North Country Data Center (NCDC) 15 …

Date: 2018-02-03 19:32:58

02-02-2018: Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Bullish for Litecoin Long-Term

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin (LTC) and former Director of Engineering at Coinbase, has taken some bold steps recently in the crypto world. In December, Lee announced in a Reddit post that he had sold and donated all of his LTC, citing a conflict of interest. In January, Lee …

Date: 2018-02-03 18:30:13

02-01-2018: Long Blockchain Cancels Bitcoin Mining, Stock Plummets

Long Island Iced Tea maker is canceling plans to purchase Bitcoin mining rigs. Less than a month after agreeing to purchase 1,000 AntMiner S9 crypto mining rigs, former iced tea maker Long Blockchain has scrapped the plan. In a Friday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company …

Date: 2018-02-03 18:20:59

01-31-2018: Cease-And-Desist Order For R2B Coin

Calls for cryptocurrency regulation were a resounding theme at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. The world’s most prominent financial institutions remain wary of going all in on cryptocurrencies, amid fears of future regulation leading the market to tank. Governments around the world have signaled their ongoing or …

Date: 2018-02-03 18:00:15

01-30-2018: Samsung Manufactures ASIC Cryptocurrency Mining Chips

Samsung has confirmed it is now manufacturing specialized cryptocurrency mining chips after reports to that effect surfaced this week. South Korean news outlet The Bell first revealed the news, stating that Samsung was kicking off manufacturing in January, aiming to provide application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to an unnamed Chinese mining …

Date: 2018-02-03 17:30:58

01-29-2018: Facebook Bans Cryptocurrency Ads

This week it was reported on CNBC that Facebook has announced that it would be banning all ads for ICOs and crypto in what it deems “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.” The social media giant has yet to take action in banning con …

Date: 2018-02-03 16:01:23

GUEST: Mario Costanz, CEO at HappyTax & CryptoTaxPrep

Mario Costanz is the CEO of HappyTax and CryptoTaxPrep.com. Mario started as an independent tax office owner and then got involved with franchising and expanded to 99 brick and mortar offices across the United States which he sold off in 2014. Happy Tax is a mobile tax franchise system with …

Date: 2018-01-30 23:47:05

01-28-2018: Tether (USDT) Ends Relationship With Friedman LLP

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck announced that it would reimburse roughly $425 million to the 260,000 users who were impacted by the recent hack. 58 billion yen worth just over $533 million USD of NEM coins were stolen last week, which forced the crypto exchange to shut down all withdrawals except …

Date: 2018-01-28 13:06:53

01-27-2018: CoinHive Monero Mining Malware Attacks YouTube Ads

A self-regulatory association in China is warning citizens against participating in overseas initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency trading. In a public statement published on Jan 26, the National Internet Finance Association (NIFA) writes that, after China issued a ban on ICOs last September and ordered closure of cryptocurrency exchanges, …

Date: 2018-01-27 23:57:49

01-26-2018: Coincheck Confirms Hack of Nearly $500 Million

Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has confirmed that it has suffered what appears to be the biggest hack in the history of crypto. In a press conference the exchange’s president and chief operating officer estimated its loss at 58 billion yen (approx. $533 million). According to Bloomberg, which attended the conference, …

Date: 2018-01-27 02:00:47

01-25-2018: Robinhood Launches Zero-Fee Crypto Trading

Starting in February, no-cost stock trading app Robinhood will allow users to trade Bitcoin and Ethereum with no fees whatsoever, the company announced in a blog post this Thursday, January 25th. The announcement is a welcome one to users of other cryptocurrency exchanges who have grown accustomed to paying fees …

Date: 2018-01-26 07:30:15

01-24-2018: Rapper 50 Cent Up $8.5 Million From Album Sales in Bitcoin

Rapper 50 cent reportedly forgot about his Bitcoin stash now worth $8.5 million. The rapper allegedly made the comments in response to an investigation by TMZ, which suggested copies of the album had netted him around 700 BTC, at the time worth $400,000. In fresh comments on Twitter, 50 Cent …

Date: 2018-01-25 01:00:15

01-23-2018: South Korea Fines Domestic Cryptocurrency Exchanges $130,000

Nasdaq is still estimating whether “it is the right thing to” launch its own Bitcoin futures to compete with the futures products of Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Nasdaq is currently looking for the ways to produce something “unique enough” to make it different from …

Date: 2018-01-24 07:45:02

GUEST: Marcelo de Fuentes, CEO at Fundary

Marcelo de Fuentes is CEO at Fundary and the Sole founder of of Merc, one of the biggest LATAM’s market research company with over 800 employees and offices in 7 countries. Acquired by GFK in 2012. Marcelo is also the owner of Ziklum, Mexico’s largest multi-layer material recycling plant. Fundary …

Date: 2018-01-24 07:00:47

01-22-2018: Coinbase $1 Billion Revenue in 2017

According to Reddit user /u/btc_throwaway1337 who purchased a VPN Router through a payment channel provided by TorGuard., the first ever physical transaction has been completed on the Lighting Network.  The buyer opened a channel and completed the instantaneous transaction, amazingly without paying anything in fees The Lightning Network, designed to …

Date: 2018-01-23 07:00:42

01-21-2018: South Korean Korbit Exchange Bans Foreign Residents

Finance experts have warned that a loophole which reduces crypto gains to zero can be exploited on tax returns in the UK. It was reported that this could potentially deprive the government of millions in lost revenue. HMRC will be expecting a large number of profit declarations on tax returns …

Date: 2018-01-22 06:00:11

01-20-2018: Shell Gas Buys Into Blockchain

Visa’s CEO made a statement in a recent interview that the company will not be processing transactions based on cryptocurrencies. In a CNBC interview, Visa CEO Alfred Kelly said that his company won’t process transactions that are cryptocurrency-based, and will only process fiat currency-based transactions. Kelly explained that due to …

Date: 2018-01-20 21:25:37

01-19-2018: KuCoin Integrates 6 Pairs for Bitcoin Cash

Blockchain security company Ledger announced yesterday that it has secured $75 million in investments to facilitate upscaling its operations to cope with higher demand. In a press release, the company stated that investments were led by London-based capital markets company Draper Esprit. Ledger supplies the world’s most popular hardware wallet …

Date: 2018-01-19 20:15:15

01-18-2018: South Korean Government Officials Insider Trading

Alibaba is not providing mining platforms or creating their own cryptocurrency. The company issued a statement on Weibo (Chinese Twitter) stating that the P2P nodes are the company’s content distribution network (CDN) business, not that of crypto mining or of virtual currency. In a CNBC interview Alibaba chief Jack Ma …

Date: 2018-01-18 21:04:23

01-14-2018: 80% of Bitcoins Have Been Mined

16.8 million bitcoins (BTC), or 80 percent of the entire Bitcoin supply have now been mined. Only 4.2 million bitcoins, or 20 percent, are left to mine until Bitcoin’s 21 million supply cap is reached. The 21 mln bitcoin cap was built into its protocol by Satoshi Nakamoto, first mentioned …

Date: 2018-01-15 23:07:43

01-13-2018: Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp Halted all Cryptocurrency Wire Transfers

Over the past 24 hours, the Ethereum blockchain helped transfer just over $23bn. This is almost as much as Bitcoin, BitcoinCash, Litecoin, Dash, BTG, and ETC combined. Ethereum’s value transfer doesn’t pertain just to ETH transactions, it also includes all of the ERC20 tokens issued on the blockchain (newsbtc). Kraken, …

Date: 2018-01-14 23:38:14

01-12-2018: Kraken Exchange Down 48+ Hours, Possibly Hacked

Kraken, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges has been down for over 48 hours and customers are beginning to panic. Kraken went offline at 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday for maintenance that was initially scheduled to last two hours, plus an additional two to three hours for withdrawals, according …

Date: 2018-01-13 05:44:21

01-11-2018: South Korea Crackdown on Crypto Exchanges

A South Korean minister announced plans of a bill intended to ban cryptocurrency trading in the country. According to Reuters, South Korean officials are working on documentation that will make it illegal to trade virtual currencies on local exchanges. The country’s Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said the decision comes in …

Date: 2018-01-12 21:11:12

01-10-2018: Warren Buffett Says Bitcoin Will Have A “Bad Ending”

Microsoft has resumed accepting Bitcoin as payment for media on their Windows and Xbox stores. Microsoft will allow consumers to redeem Bitcoin to deposit funds in exchange for content. The restoration comes shortly after the company discreetly suspended the form of payment amid rising transaction fees and concerns over the …

Date: 2018-01-10 23:50:29

01-09-2018: Jamie Dimon Reportedly Regrets Calling Bitcoin “Fraud”

Ethereum is back to being the 2nd largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization as the price of Ripple has fallen. Ethereum has been making solid gains for the past week rising from $870 to a high of $1,260 over the past seven days. According to reports a fall in Bitcoin prices …

Date: 2018-01-09 22:13:10

01-08-2018: CoinMarketCap Excludes South Korean Exchanges

CoinMarketCap, the cryptocurrency market data site, has sparked an uproar after it moved to exclude South Korean exchanges from its price average calculations. The unannounced move to remove data from Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit from its average calculations sparked confusion given that its front-page suggests a broad decline in the …

Date: 2018-01-08 21:55:02

01-07-2018: TSSB Ordered BitConnect to Cancel Token Sale

Some of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase (GDAX), Binance, Bittrex, Bitstamp and Kraken are struggling to keep up with demand as they are adding hundreds of thousands of news users every month. The binance exchange is processing $9.5 bln in daily trading volume and it has even added …

Date: 2018-01-07 21:37:47

01-06-2018: Venezuelan Petro Cryptocurrency Worth $5.9B

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced 100 million units of its Petro cryptocurrency would enter the market. Maduro stated that every petro will be equal in value to Venezuela’s oil barrel which is currently at around $59. Bitcoin has made significant inroads in an unofficial capacity as desperate Venezuelans look for …

Date: 2018-01-06 23:19:57

01-04-2018: Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg Looking to Integrate Cryptocurrencies

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, released a post on Facebook this morning saying that he will look into integrating cryptocurrencies and decentralization into Facebook services. In the post he stated “There are important counter-trends to this –like encryption and cryptocurrency — that take power from centralized systems and put it back …

Date: 2018-01-04 22:51:40

01-03-2018: Vitalik Buterin Spurs Scalability Development

The overall market capitalization for cryptocurrencies has now hit a new all time high of over 730 billion dollars. Today marks nine years since the Genesis block, the first block ever mined, was created. The first block, created by Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto, was mined on January 3rd, 2009 amid …

Date: 2018-01-04 00:30:58

GUEST: Pascal Thellmann, Co-Founder of Bounty0x

On this episode we have guest Pascal Thellman, the cofounder of Bounty0x. Pascal is also a contributor at CoinTelegraph and previously co-founded a successful​​ German​​ e-commerce​​ site. At Bounty0x they use a token burn model, where tokens get burned to incentivise accurate bounty hunting. NOTE: This is an emergent and …

Date: 2017-12-31 12:13:19

12-31-2017: A Revolutionary Year For Cryptocurrencies

U.S.-based exchange service Poloniex announced on December 27th that it will soon disable all legacy accounts unless users complete the same verification process as its newer account users who must complete know-your-customer (KYC) due diligence. The exchange said a deadline for identification verification will be released within the first quarter …

Date: 2017-12-31 09:40:05

12-30-2017: CoinHive Monero Mining Malware Affecting Thousands

The Poland central bank has appeared to sponsor a national campaign discouraging citizens from using cryptocurrencies, telling them they are “not money.” A dedicated website, which translates as ‘beware of cryptocurrencies,’ features multiple sections warning users about perceived dangers of non-fiat-based financial instruments. The contact details of the site’s publishers …

Date: 2017-12-30 21:51:10

12-29-2017: Ripple Breaks $2 Mark & Surpasses Ethereum Market Cap

Ripple (XRP) shot up by almost 35 percent over the past 24 hours, trading at an average of $2.20 and occupying second place by market capitalization in the overall crypto market. Ripple first reached the $1 mark last Thursday. South Korean exchanges, Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit account for approximately 40 …

Date: 2017-12-30 03:58:36

12-28-2017: Goldman Sachs Planning to Offer Digital Asset Trading

Goldman Sachs is planning on offering digital asset trading beginning in the summer of 2018. Goldman Sachs is becoming one of the first large banks in the US to embrace Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as the bank is currently building a team to tackle many of the issues that will …

Date: 2017-12-29 01:33:02

12-27-2017: Crypto Jobs Are Booming!

Cryptocurrency jobs are booming as Bitcoin is becoming mainstream. Over the course of January through November of 2017, the number of job postings on LinkedIn with Bitcoin in the headline has boomed by 5,753% to a total of 4,917 listings. Overall, the number of jobs associated with Bitcoin and blockchain …

Date: 2017-12-27 23:37:58

12-26-2017: Segwit2x Hard Fork Expected December 28th

According to the Segwit2x project’s official website, the SegWit2x Bitcoin hard fork will launch on December 28th on block 501451. The project’s Founder and Lead Developer, Jaap Terlouw, stated on their site that the fork aims to address issues of “commission and transaction speed within the Bitcoin network,” adding that …

Date: 2017-12-26 22:36:44

GUEST: Lawrence Richardson, CEO at ZeroSum

Lawrence Richardson II started out with Bitcoin building a miner back in 2012, since then he has traded precious metals at a T1 bank in NYC. ZeroSum started as an idea but now has become a full time operation for Lawrence. The ZeroSum Platform is a peer versus peer competitive …

Date: 2017-12-24 18:05:54

12-23-2017: CBO Exchange Petitions For 6 Bitcoin ETFs

This week, the total value of all cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and the 1,300 others trading, is down more than 30 percent from its all-time high of $650 billion reached earlier this week. Speculators believe that this because of an overdue market crypto price correction. The government of Belarus has passed …

Date: 2017-12-23 23:02:26

GUEST: Erick Miller, CEO at CoinCircle

Erick Miller, the CEO and Founder of CoinCircle, is a technology entrepreneur and investor who began his career building startups during the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s in San Francisco, California. Support Daily Crypto | Music by Maschine samples

Date: 2017-12-23 01:27:17

12-21-2017: Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash

Ripple has finally surpassed the $1 mark for the first time. Currently Ripple is the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Ripple is known for being used by financial institutions in place of SWIFT transactions. This year Standard Chartered and Axis Bank are launching a new cross-border payments platform built on …

Date: 2017-12-21 19:37:37

12-19-2017: Ethereum Processes 1 Million Transactions in 24hrs

The Ethereum network successfully processed 1 million transactions over the past 24 hours. Currently, the average Bitcoin transaction is subject to a fee of $28 while Ethereum’s average fee is only $1. Bitcoin currently holds 49% of the market cap and Ethereum holds 10%. Japanese company GMO Internet will start offering …

Date: 2017-12-20 05:36:26

12-16-2017: Coinbase Supports SegWit

The Coinbase exchange announced they will add SegWit support in 2018. This comes after thousands of customer requests for supporting SegWit. In an interview with CNBC, Coinbase president Asiff Hirji also hinted at the addition of new coins to the exchange. Fusndstrat co-founder Tommy Lee commented that bitcoin is a …

Date: 2017-12-17 00:55:48

12-15-2017: Bloomberg Adds Ethereum, Ripple, & Litecoin to The Terminal

Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) surged to an all time high this week as Bloomberg has added them to their professional Terminal service. Fortune reports the terminal data is drawn from prices provided by the Bitstamp exchange. The Mist Browser Beta v0.9.3 and below is vulnerable to malicious …

Date: 2017-12-15 23:43:57

GUEST: Shane Fontaine, Lead Engineer at CoinCircle

On this episode we discuss tokenization with Shane Fontaine, Lead Engineer at CoinCircle. Uses for tokenization. Tokenization models such as burning tokens, parametrizing tokens, and pausing of tokens. Ethereum ERC20, ERC223, and ERC721 non-fungible tokens. CryptoKitties. Links: Ethereum Los Angeles Meetup Support Daily Crypto NOTE: This is an emerging and …

Date: 2017-12-12 20:16:03

GUEST: Jason Goldberg, CEO of Simple Token

Daily Crypto Guest CEO: Jason Goldberg is the serial entrepreneur behind Fab.com, Hem and Jobster.com. He and his team have just launched Simple Token, the first platform to give consumer-facing apps the ability to tokenize without the need or expertise to create or maintain new blockchains and token ecosystems. Support …

Date: 2017-11-26 00:21:45

11-18-2017: NASDAQ Files DLT Blockchain Patent

NASDAQ Files DLT Blockchain Patent The Nasdaq exchange recently filed an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) that would record and store asset ownership data and allow owners to access assets such as stock shares via a special digital wallet. However, Nasdaq …

Date: 2017-11-19 04:56:13

11-17-2017: JP Morgan Money Laundering

Coinbase/GDDAX Update on Segwit2x Coinbase has released an update on the Segwit2x hard fork. If support for the fork remains at current levels, or decreases, Coinbase will not support withdrawals or trading on the Bitcoin2x network. If transactions are being confirmed at a reasonable speed, and miner support is strong, …

Date: 2017-11-17 23:37:28

11-16-2017: Square Cash App Launches Bitcoin Integration

Cash App Bitcoin Integration The Cash App by Square Inc. has launched Bitcoin integration for a small number of users. Users can now buy, sell or store Bitcoin on the App. Select users can swipe right from their Cash Card page to access the bitcoin features.BitMEX Exchange to Sell User’s …

Date: 2017-11-16 23:33:15

11-11-2017: Bitcoin Gold Launching November 12th

The Segwit2x hard fork scheduled for November 15th has been postponed. The announcement was made in a message sent by Mike Belshe, which stated “we hope the community will come together and find a solution, possibly with a blocksize increase. Until then, we are suspending our plans for the upcoming …

Date: 2017-11-11 21:35:54

11-07-2017: Litecoin Reaches $63 as Coinone Adds LTC Trading

According to Bloomberg, Google searches for “buy Bitcoin” has exceeded Google searches for “buy gold.” Under Canadian Bill C-45, Canada is planning to legalize cannabis sales in 2018. IBM has suggested the use of blockchain to track marijuana supplies [1]. Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song believes SegWit2x will be nuanced and …

Date: 2017-11-08 00:02:15

11-05-2017: CEO of Bitcoin.com on BCH

Coinbase had 100,000 new users join after CME announcement to begin trading in Bitcoin futures [1]. Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com commented on BCH “at the end of the day, it’s whatever cryptocurrency is most useful for people, that’s the one they’re going to use” [2]. Blockchain.info will, like many …

Date: 2017-11-05 20:02:21

GUEST: BitDegree – Decentralizing Education

BitDegree is the world’s first blockchain-powered online education platform with token scholarships & tech talent acquisition. It is also a unique tool for businesses to recruit tech talent and shape global education to their needs. Think about it as Coursera and HackerRank merged together, powered by decentralized blockchain technology. Andrius …

Date: 2017-11-05 00:18:43

11-03-2017: CryptoShuffler Malware Steals Bitcoin

CryptoShuffler malware replaces wallet addresses copied to users’ clipboards with public keys belonging to a hacker [1]. Popular cryptocurrency hacks and scams include: Deceitful URLs Misleading or Fraudulent Token Sales Hijacking Web Browsers or Processing Power for Mining Tokens According to segwit.party, OB1, Civic and Bitso have pulled out of …

Date: 2017-11-04 00:27:58

11-02-2017: SEC Investor Alert on ICO Endorsements

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) issued an investor alert on celebrity endorsements of ICO’s. Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam believes that Bitcoin is in a bubble because it is being used as an investment rather than a currency. Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges are moving to nearby Asian countries …

Date: 2017-11-02 19:14:14

11-01-2017: Amazon Subsidiary Registers Cryptocurrency Domains

Coinbase added mobile application updates and an update on the Segwit2x hard fork on November 16th. According to a Whois Lookup, the domains amazonethereum.com, amazoncryptocurrency.com and amazoncryptocurrencies.com were recently registered and are linked to Amazon Technologies, Inc. [1]. The rise in popularity of ICO’s has brought many scammers into the …

Date: 2017-11-02 05:01:14

GUEST: ULedger Blockchain Approach for Data Integrity

ULedger is a Boise, ID based blockchain firm that provides trustless, independent certification of data content at a point in time tied to a particular identity. Accomplished via Blockchain, ULedger creates an audit trail that can never be changed and consensus of the truth of the content through multiple versions …

Date: 2017-11-01 00:21:21

10-31-2017: Winklevoss Twins 1% BTC Market Share

Today marks 9 years since Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin white paper called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” The governor of the central bank of Taiwan suggested that anti-money laundering regulations cover Bitcoin [1]. The Winklevoss twins could be the world’s richest celebrity Bitcoin holders, reportedly holding 1% of …

Date: 2017-10-31 19:35:21

10-28-2017: South Korea Considers Bitcoin a Commodity

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel believes that Bitcoin could be digital gold [1]. Warren Buffett commented on bitcoin being in a bubble “You can’t value bitcoin because it’s not a value-producing asset” [2]. In a CNBC interview Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin “it makes externalities tangible so you can trade them” [3]. …

Date: 2017-10-28 16:44:08

10-27-2017: BTC China Shutting Down Withdrawals

Coinbase will call the chain with the most accumulated difficulty Bitcoin after the Segwit2x Hard Fork [1]. GDAX announced a security update for API traders that allows IP address whitelisting for API keys [2]. BTC China announced it will shut down the exchange and stop providing withdrawal services on October …

Date: 2017-10-27 21:26:16

10-25-2017: Steve Wozniak Bitcoin is Better than Gold + BTG Hard Fork

Steve Wozniak supports bitcoin and blockchain technology as he took the stage to discuss at Money20/20 in Las Vegas [1]. Interest in Ripple has grown as it has partnered with banks and financial institutions around the world [2]. Lack of an official national currency in Zimbabwe has led to demand …

Date: 2017-10-25 15:07:49

10-21-2017: MasterCard Announced B2B Blockchain Payment Platform

Cointal, the first multi-cryptocurrency peer-to-peer marketplace launched today [1]. MasterCard announced their B2B payments blockchain technology-based payments network [2]. Australian University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a Blockchain startup are piloting an Ethereum-based rewards programs for students [3]. LedgerX reached $1 Million in trading volume within one week of …

Date: 2017-10-22 03:36:11

10-20-2017: The Real Satoshi Please Stand Up

Bitcoin just hit a new record high of just over $6,000. Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is now the 247th richest person in the world [1]. Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright admitted he’s not Satoshi Nakamoto [2].  49% of the 23,000 CNBC survey respondents agreed that Bitcoin will reach $10,000 and …

Date: 2017-10-21 00:10:35

10-19-2017: Tommy Lee “Bitcoin will reach $25,000”

Goldman Sachs has advised clients to beware of cryptocurrencies and still favors gold [1]. Adam Newbold launched a project for translating the Bitcoin Whitepaper to Braille [2] [Bitcoin White Paper in Braille]. Financial analyst and founder of fundtrat Tommy Lee explains why he believes bitcoin will reach $25,000 within the …

Date: 2017-10-19 22:53:14

10-18-2017: Segwit2x Bitcoin Fork Is Slowly Losing Support

Coinbase is participating in HackerOne’s Hack The World program providing winners with rewards up to $10,000 [1]. Bitcoin communities in South Korea, Brazil, and Argentina are opposed to the Segwit2x Bitcoin hard Fork [2]. Bitshare has updated its BitShares-Core system bringing fixes to handle the events of Black Swans [3]. …

Date: 2017-10-19 05:21:59

10-17-2017: JP Morgan uses Zcash Tech on Quorum Blockchain

The volume of LocalBitcoins in Venezuela has increased from around $9 billion to $40 billion Venezuelan bolivars [1]. A hacking method has been revealed that is designed to steal Ethereum from senders via malware [2]. JP Morgan uses Zcash integration zero-knowledge security layer (ZSL) on its Quorum blockchain [3]. Bloomberg …

Date: 2017-10-17 20:41:40

10-16-2017: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Released Mojaloop, Ripple Based Banking

The Ethereum Byzantium hard fork was a smooth success today. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released an open-source software to support efforts that expand access to financial services in developing countries [1]. Cathie Wood, the CEO of ARK Invest, believes that cryptocurrencies will become so valuable and widespread in …

Date: 2017-10-17 04:24:38

10-15-2017: Russia Plans to Issue “CryptoRubles”

Adguard discovered 500 million people are mining cryptocurrencies without knowing it [1]. The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim compares Bitcoin transactions to Alibaba [2] [CNBC Interview].  UTRUST crowdsale was able to successfully secure $3.5 Million in private funding [3]. Russia will issue its own “CryptoRubble” [4]. An …

Date: 2017-10-15 19:57:51

10-13-2017: Dash Payments for Cannabis

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) quoted “I think that we are about to see massive disruptions” [1]. The Bank of Lithuania is opposed to cryptocurrencies [2]. New York judge will revisit the Bitlicense case in 2018 [3]. Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory has published draft …

Date: 2017-10-13 18:32:36

10-12-2017: Bitcoin Reaches $5k+ All Time High

JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon has said he won’t be commenting on bitcoin anymore [1]. Coinbase announces instant Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin purchases of up to $25,000 [2]. The Ethereum byzantium hard fork is expected to occur on Monday, October 16th between noon and 1pm universal time (Ethereum Blog) …

Date: 2017-10-12 19:21:05

10-11-2017: Bitcoin will reach $10K in 6 months – Michael Novogratz

Billionaire Michael Novogratz predicted that Bitcoin’s price is likely to be over $10,000 in six to 10 months [1]. Trace Mayer predicts Bitcoin price will reach $27,395 in February of 2018 [2]. Vladimir Putin stated “It is important not to create unnecessary barriers [on cryptocurrencies]” [3]. Bitcoin.org released an announcement …

Date: 2017-10-12 03:44:19

10-10-2017: Bank of Russia Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Russian Central Bank is working to block access to cryptocurrency exchange websites [1]. Chinese mining operations may be shutting down and moving to new ventures [2]. Lufthansa entered into a deal with Swiss startup Winding Tree, a decentralized business-to-business marketplace built on the Ethereum blockchain [3]. Rumors arise that …

Date: 2017-10-10 18:54:07

10-09-2017: CEO of Mastercard calls Bitcoin “junk”

Coinme.com launches 10 additional Bitcoin ATM’s [1]. Slight panic arises towards the upcoming bitcoin fork this November [2]. The CEO of Mastercard, Ajay Banga commented that non-government mandated cryptocurrencies are “junk” [3]. Harvard business professor Kenneth Rogoff believes that blockchain technology will thrive in the long run, but that the …

Date: 2017-10-10 05:33:13

10-07-2017: Bitcoin Segwit2x & Ethereum Byzantium Hard Forks

In The News: The amount of money raised on the Blockchain by ICOs, has surpassed $1.2 billion dollars this year [1]. Cryptonetix will move its blockchain from WAVES to Ethereum [2]. A Bitstamp user has confirmed being robbed of his bitcoins [3]. GDAX and Bitfinex released statements on Bitcoin hard …

Date: 2017-10-07 23:18:28

10-05-2017: Blockchain Economic Forum

In The News: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has said he’s “still thinking” about Bitcoin [1]. LAToken announced they will hold the 2017 LAT Blockchain Economic Forum in New York City from October 31st through November 1st [2]. Rumors have spread of a possible discovery of Satoshi Nakamoto [3]. After …

Date: 2017-10-05 07:15:08

10-02-2017: Bitkoin.Africa Launched Crypto Exchange in Nigeria

In The News: The Pirate Bay has been secretly testing a Javascript cryptocurrency miner that allocates a large chunk of the visitor’s processing power [1]. Bitkoin.Africa launched a crypto exchange with full support in Nigeria [2]. Edward Snowden comments support for ZCash anonymous transactions [3]. ADA has been added to …

Date: 2017-10-02 17:51:51

10-01-2017: Trump Administration Focuses on Blockchain Technology Adoption

In The News: Overstock.com launch a joint venture with tZERO, RenGen LLC and the Argon Group providing an Alternative Trading System (ATS) [1]. The Trump Administration focuses on Blockchain technology adoption in government operations [2]. Japan approved 11 companies to operate cryptocurrency exchanges in the country [3]. The local government …

Date: 2017-10-01 19:58:26

09-24-2017: Amazon WILL ACCEPT Bitcoin…

News In Brief: James Altucher states Amazon will accept Bitcoin and Amazon could make the announcement as early as October 26th at 4pm [1]. James Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase warns gov. will ban Bitcoin; as he states cryptocurrencies are “worth nothing” to him [2]. Legalizing Bitcoin in Malaysia …

Date: 2017-09-24 20:52:18

09-19-2017: Japan Owns Nearly 50% of Crypto Marketshare

Japan now owns nearly 50% of crypto market share [1]. JP Morgan reveals they are looking for a Blockchain Technician [2]. ICOBox closed their token sale at nearly $16M USD [3]. Vitalik Buterin suggests Ethereum will have visa-scale transaction capacity in two years [4]. Pirate Bay founders launch ‘Njalla’ which …

Date: 2017-09-20 05:11:20

09-16-2017: Tommy Lee “Bitcoin Is The Best Investment”

In The News: Tommy Lee “Bitcoin Is The Best Investment.” Get $10 worth of free Bitcoin from Coinbase. Support us with crypto: Bitcoin: 1NEM9TGhqJwxJ7r6Qje3CsZXdoFYbxrKeF Ethereum: 0x9cbdc2155471042c33acb1d0cc4ff8b57e4fbf40 Litecoin: LRgccrhq3CAXwm4z16HUWmWHSwr4FPDPHx Visit us: https://dailycrypto.io

Date: 2017-09-16 21:19:00

09-14-2017: BTC China Will Close By September 29th

In The News: Chinese Bitcoin Exchange BTCChina states it will Close by September 29 [1]. Chief Economist Allianz stated on CNBC that Bitcoin Price Will ‘Explode’ But Adoption ‘Won’t Happen’ [2]. Former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt states Bitcoin is “here to stay” [3]. Namibian Central Bank declares Bitcoin purchases illegal …

Date: 2017-09-14 16:54:01

09-13-2017: Jamie Dimon Calls Bitcoin “Fraud”

In The News: JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon calls BitCoin a “fraud” [1]. Cryptocurrencies will reach a $5 trillion market capitalization by 2025 [2]. Bitcoin and altcoin mining becoming extremely popular in Vietnam [3]. Korean exchange Coinone has opened a physical cryptocurrency exchange [4]. Get $10 worth of free …

Date: 2017-09-13 12:22:00

09-12-2017: Equifax Hackers Demand 600 Bitcoin Ransom

Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million (600 Bitcoin) ransom — or else they’ll dump all the data on September 15th [1]. Only 802 people paid taxes on BitCoin profits to the IRS [2]. China is shutting down domestic exchanges [3]. International Cherch of Blerk (ICB) uses cryptocurrency to give aid where needed during times …

Date: 2017-09-13 06:27:17