Tag Archives: Cryptocurrencies

Content Creators on YouTube, Twitch, and Wikipedia Can Now Accept Ripple (XRP)

Content Creators on YouTube, Twitch, and Wikipedia Can Now Accept Ripple (XRP)

Content creators on the internet will now be able to accept payments in XRP tokens directly from their users. The tipping-for-content has become possible because of Coil, the brainchild of Stefan Thomas, the former CTO of Ripple Labs. The San Francisco company has launched the beta version of its browser extension app of the same […]

US Congressman Drafts Bills to Aid Blockchain Development

US Congressman Drafts Bills to Aid Blockchain Development

U.S. Representative Tom Emmer wants to support the development and use of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. To that end, the lawmaker announced a trio of blockchain-focused bills Friday, saying he intends to introduce them into Congress in the coming weeks. The bills tackle a range of issues around the blockchain space, including development, miners and cryptocurrency-related taxes. […]

Why The First 6 Months Of 2018 Have Been Devastating For Bitcoin Exchanges In Japan

Why The First 6 Months Of 2018 Have Been Devastating For Bitcoin Exchanges In Japan

Breaking news out of Japan today comes as yet another cryptocurrency exchange is hacked, seeing around $60 million worth of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and MonaCoin lifted from Zaif, a Japanese based cryptocurrency exchange. We covered this story a little earlier on so therefore won’t harp on about Zaif too much. The big issue here is […]

BLOCKCHAIN TO PREVENT ANOTHER ECONOMIC CRASH?

BLOCKCHAIN TO PREVENT ANOTHER ECONOMIC CRASH?

Like any other system, the global economy is susceptible to failure at many different points. Unfortunately, due to the interconnectedness of the world, an economic crisis in one country could have disastrous consequences for other countries. This was the case during the United States economic crisis of 2008 in which the stock market crashed. Economic […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, September 14

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, September 14

Mike Novogratz, founder and CEO of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital Capital Management, called a bottom in cryptocurrencies on September 13, while conversely the Chief Commercial Officer of BitPay, Sonny Singh believes that Bitcoin will resurge in 2019 but that altcoins “will never come back.” He said the next trigger that can carry Bitcoin higher is the entry of […]

CFTC Chair: Crypto Needs ‘Do No Harm’ Approach That Regulators Gave the Early Internet

CFTC Chair: Crypto Needs ‘Do No Harm’ Approach That Regulators Gave the Early Internet

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has said that crypto needs a “do no harm” approach from regulators to flourish, in an interview at the annual Singapore Summit today, Friday 14. Chairman Giancarlo said he took the precedent from the early days of the Internet, which he argued was able to develop and […]

Does Crypto Really Need Wall Street?

Does Crypto Really Need Wall Street?

Wall street banking juggernaut, Goldman Sachs recently announced that it would be shelving plans to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk, indefinitely. The news apparently sent the crypto market sliding downwards, with bitcoin shedding as much as 5.3% of it’s value. The reluctance of incumbent institutions to acknowledge digital assets, coupled with regulatory uncertainty have raised an important important question: does the […]

Hodler’s Digest, September 2-9: Goldman Sachs Says ‘No Thanks’ to Crypto Trading Desk, While India Sends Officials to ‘Crypto College’

Hodler’s Digest, September 2-9: Goldman Sachs Says ‘No Thanks’ to Crypto Trading Desk, While India Sends Officials to ‘Crypto College’

Top Stories This Week Business Insider: Goldman Sachs Scraps Crypto Trading Desk Plans Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is halting its plans to open a cryptocurrency trading desk, Business Insider reported this week, but will focus on a custody product for crypto, which will allow it to hold cryptocurrency on behalf of large clients and track its price. […]

USD Is the Most Actively Traded Fiat Against Cryptocurrencies, Study Says

USD Is the Most Actively Traded Fiat Against Cryptocurrencies, Study Says

Management and technology consulting firm GreySpark has found that U.S. dollars are the most actively traded fiat currency against cryptocurrencies in a new study published September 4. The study focuses on the recent popularity of cryptocurrencies that went viral in late 2017, when Bitcoin’s (BTC) price peaked at $20,000. GreySpark experts found that crypto prices correlated with Google […]