French Manufacturer Archos Launches Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

February 24, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

French Manufacturer Archos Launches a Cryptocurrency Hardware WalletCryptocurrency users are blessed with an increasing choice of hardware wallets. Ledger and Trezor, the two dominant players in the space, are facing competition from a number of new entrants. Ledger will soon be joined by a fellow French manufacturer in the form of Archos, a company best known for its audio accessories. Its Safe-T […]

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Bitcoin Hardware Manufacturer Bitmain Made a Profit of up to $4 Billion Last Year

February 24, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Bitmain Made a Profit of Up To $4 Billion Last YearThe wealth of bitcoin mining titan Bitmain has long been assumed to be north of “huge”. Thanks to its near-monopolization of the ASIC manufacturing business, Bitmain has effectively had a license to print money. This week, Bernstein analysts released a report into Bitmain’s operations. It estimates the Chinese firm to have made $3-$4 billion last […]

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Report Claims 34,000 Ethereum Smart Contracts Are Vulnerable to Bugs

February 23, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Report Claims 34,000 Ethereum Smart Contracts Are Vulnerable to BugsOver 34,000 ethereum smart contracts containing $4.4 million in ETH may be vulnerable to exploitation. That’s the conclusion reached by a quintet of researchers hailing from Singapore and the UK. Their technical report, which is currently undergoing peer review, suggests that millions of dollars in ether may be at risk from poorly coded smart contracts […]

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Bitcoin Skeptic Dennis Gartman Duped by Dubious Blockchain Investment

February 22, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Bitcoin Skeptic Dennis Gartman Duped by Dubious Blockchain Investment‘Commodities King’ Dennis Gartman has been left with a red face and diminished pension fund after investing in a dubious blockchain company. Shares in Riot Blockchain Inc plunged by 30% following a CNBC investigation, leaving Gartman’s fund in a negative balance for the year to date. The trader has previously described bitcoin as being “nothing […]

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You Can Now Tokenize Yourself

February 21, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

You Can Now Tokenize YourselfThe future was meant to involve flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, it involves tokenizing yourself on the blockchain. It was Andy Warhol who famously observed that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. That fame, it now appears, may come in the form of the ultimate crypto vanity project: tokenizing yourself and […]

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ICOs Have Raised $2 Billion This Year – Mostly from Private Sales

February 21, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

ICOs Have Raised $2 Billion This Year – Mostly from Private SalesDespite the quality of this year’s initial crowd offerings being patchy at best, investors’ appetite for them remains unsated. $2 billion has been raised already, placing 2018 on course to comfortably surpass 2017’s total of $5.7 billion. But with the structure of these sales now geared increasingly towards private investors, the public have been left […]

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Tim Draper on Bitcoin: “Why Would I Sell the Future for the Past?”

February 21, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Tim Draper on Bitcoin: “Why Would I Sell the Future for the Past?”One of the most intriguing things about the cryptocurrency space is the diverse, eclectic, and often eccentric characters it attracts. Everyone from Wall Street brokers to cypherpunks and from industrialists to anarchists can be found staking their claim in the fledgling crypto economy and saying their piece. In a recent interview, venture capitalist Tim Draper […]

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”Zen Master” Steven Seagal Eyes Up a Replacement for Bitcoin

February 20, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Steven Seagal Eyes Up a Replacement for BitcoinSteven Seagal is eyeing up a cryptocurrency to replace bitcoin. Bitcoiin – count those I’s – may look and sound similar to bitcoin, but is very different. It runs on the Ethereum network, confusingly, and boasts “zen master” Steven Seagal as its brand ambassador. To add to the confusion, Bitcoiin with two I’s sports a […]

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Pewdiepie Pokes Fun at Youtubers Who Shilled Bitconnect

February 20, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Pewdiepie Pokes Fun at Youtubers Who Shilled BitconnectPewdiepie may be late to the Bitconnect bashing party, but he’s made up for it in a searing 15-minute sketch. “Finally I can quit making Youtube videos, this is the answer BITCONEEEEEECT!” the world’s most popular Youtuber cries to his 60 million subscribers. In “How I Made My Millions! (and so can you)”, Pewdiepie also […]

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If You’ve Been Scammed Out of Cryptocurrency It’s Probably Your Fault

February 20, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Scammers are a dastardly, low down bunch. Preying on the gullible, extorting the vulnerable, and hoodwinking the hoodwinkable with their promise of free bitcoin if you send a little first and daily interest on your Bitconnect loan. It’s an indisputable fact that if the cryptocurrency space were cleansed of scammers, the web would be a […]

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The ICO Scam Train Arrives in Sweden – Meet “Starflow”

February 19, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

The ICO Scam Train Arrives in SwedenICO scams can take many forms. There are phishing scams, perpetrated by impostors. There are the straight-up take-your-money-and-run exit scams. And there are the pointless ICO scams which will rob investors by failing to deliver a viable working product or shipping vaporware. In the long run, these are every bit as pernicious, for not only […]

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Kathleen Breitman: Tezos Will “Go Rogue” and Launch Soon

February 19, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Kathleen Breitman: Tezos Will “Go Rogue” and Launch SoonTezos investors wondering when the beleaguered project will see the light of day have finally received news. At UCLA Blockchain Lab’s Cyber Days conference on Sunday, Kathleen Breitman promised to “go rogue” and press ahead with the platform launch. If the Tezos co-founder has her way, “tezzies” tokens will be available in a matter of […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Hip Hop and You Don’t Stop

February 19, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

This Week in Bitcoin: Hip Hop and You Don’t StopFor the first time in forever – okay, a month – bitcoin is looking bullish again. Not wreck-a-china-shop bullish, but enough for us to focus on things other than price action. Things like hip-hoppers whose love affair with bitcoin is blossoming. And cult-like altcoin fanatics whose taste for the Kool-Aid is strengthening. Like a glutinous […]

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Bitmex Research: Tether Not a Ponzi But Susceptible to Shutdown

February 19, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Bitmex Research: Tether Not a Ponzi But Susceptible to ShutdownThe research arm of Bitmex exchange is back with another detailed and wide-ranging investigation. This time it’s Tether, the company and its U.S. dollar-backed token that frequently comes in for scrutiny. A typically well-researched post outlines whether there’s precedent for U.S. regulators shutting down the service, and explores allegations that tethers are not backed by […]

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Bitcoin Puzzle Games Are Growing in Popularity

February 18, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Bitcoin Puzzle Games Are Growing in PopularityIn many respects, Bitcoin is the ultimate puzzle. Armchair sleuthers have expended countless hours trying to deduce the identity of its pseudonymous creator, and miners have expended countless more trying to puzzle the nonce required to solve each block and claim the 12.5 BTC reward attached. It seems logical that a new wave of puzzle […]

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Crypto Trading in 2018: New Strategies, Bigger Crowds and Diminishing Returns

February 17, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Crypto Trading in 2018: New Strategies, Bigger Crowds and Diminishing ReturnsThe cryptocurrency landscape has changed significantly over the past 12 months. Gone are the guaranteed returns of 5x, 10x or greater on ICOs, as a growing number of investors clamor for a piece of the pie. New coins, new forks, and new airdrops have created a competitive marketplace characterized by diminishing returns and reduced profits. […]

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Atari Joins Growing List of Old Brands Trying To Revitalize Through Cryptocurrency

February 16, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Atari Joins Growing List of Old Brands Trying To Revitalize Through CryptocurrencyFor generation X-ers, old enough to remember a time when photographs were analogue and games consoles were 16-bit, brands such as Kodak and Atari evoke fuzzy nostalgia. Nothing perfect lasts forever though, and those companies which once dominated their respective spheres have not aged well. Many assumed these 80s stalwarts had already given up the […]

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Bank of America Has Filed More Cryptocurrency Patents Than Any Other Company

February 16, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Bank of America Has Filed More Cryptocurrency Patents Than Any Other CompanyThink of cryptocurrency developers and names like Satoshi Nakamoto, Gavin Andresen, and Nick Szabo spring to mind. Individuals who place principles ahead of profit and are more aligned with open source principles than filing patents and closely guarding their secrets. The only secret Satoshi guarded was his identity. It may come as a surprise then […]

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Mining Crypto In a Browser Is a Complete Waste of Time

February 16, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Mining Crypto In a Browser Is a Complete Waste of TimeMalware that surreptitiously mines cryptocurrency while you browse the web is big news right now – literally in the case of news outlet Salon, which has enabled it as an opt-in feature. One thing that it certainly isn’t, though, is big business. Every other day, media outlets seem to be running stories about the latest […]

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Here’s Why You Can’t Judge a Coin by Its Market Cap

February 15, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Here’s Why You Can’t Judge a Coin by Its Market CapEver heard of a coin called ucash? You should have. It’s in the world’s top 25 cryptocurrencies after all, based on market cap, placing it higher than stratis, omisego, and zcash. Making it to the hallowed heights of 21st, where ucash placed on February 12, calls for mainstream media coverage, a growing user base, and […]

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Crypto All Stars Brings Your Favorite Twitter Traders to the Blockchain

February 15, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Crypto All Stars Brings Your Favorite Twitter Traders to the BlockchainBlockchain based trading cards are all the rage, with one estimate placing the transaction value of ethereum games at $10 million a day. While the vast majority of these games are derivative and ephemeral, that’s not to say they can’t provide short-term entertainment. The latest addition to the Crypto Kitties stable is Crypto All Stars, […]

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British Couple Lawyer Up as $840k Cryptocurrency Divorce Heats Up

February 15, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

British Couple Lawyer Up as $840k Cryptocurrency Divorce Heats UpDivorce is never fun and rarely simple, but when one party – generally the male – owns cryptocurrency, there’s an added layer of complexity. With cryptocurrency still relatively new as an asset class, there have been very few cases to date in which the unhappy couple have squabbled over altcoins. A British law firm professes […]

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Token Holders Don’t Give a Damn About Voting Rights and Community Governance

February 14, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Token Holders Don’t Give a Damn About Voting Rights and Community GovernanceYou’ve probably heard of The DAO and you’ve certainly heard of the ICO. Now say hello to the DAICO, an “innovative fundraising model” that aims to combine the best of both frameworks. The Abyss Platform is the first project to utilize this hybrid organizational structure, which has been credited as the brainchild of Vitalik Buterin. […]

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