The Crypto Anarchist View: Smuggler and Frank Braun on Privacy and Importance of Decentralization

Today the future of Bitcoin is among the most widely discussed topics in the cryptocommunity. However, the fierce debate induced by hard forks and block size disagreements seem to have put other important aspects of cryptocurrency, like user privacy, to the back burner. The issue of personal privacy, though important, … Plus…

Indonesia’s Central Bank Bans Bitcoin as Method of Payment

Indonesia’s Central Bank Bans Bitcoin as Method of Payment Recent reports indicate that Indonesia’s central bank has decided to crack down once again on Bitcoin, stating that it represents neither a legal nor recognized medium of exchange and payment in the country. INDONESIA RESUMES PAST POSITION ON DIGITAL CURRENCIES Back … Plus…

Bitcoin Approaching $6000! Amazon To Accept Bitcoin?

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Syscoin Market Report: $SYS Up 22.06% on the Week

Brief: Syscoin is showing modest gains. Syscoin is up 8.74% in 24 hours, up 22.06% on the week and down -6.88% on the month on a last price of 0.00003846 or about $00.23. The Syscoin marketcap is $121,540,413 with a circulating supply of 528,436,578 $SYS. $SYS/BTC is trading between a … Plus…

Fat protocols are not an investment thesis

Searching for investment criteria in the functionality stackIn Fat Protocols, my fellow Brooklynite Joel Monegro insightfully draws parallels between the Internet protocols of the 1990s and the blockchain-based protocols of the 2010s. Early Internet protocols have provided massive value, he explains, but have been “thin” — meaning that monetization has historically occurred … Plus…

No plans to regulate cryptocurrencies in Singapore just yet

Even though it is gaining a massive following in Asia, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BCH) poses no risks—for now—to warrant regulation in Singapore. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) currently has no plans of regulating cryptocurrencies, but managing director Ravi Menon said they will keep a close watch on the potential … Plus…

Top 5 Mistakes Made by Business Blockchain Projects

Since blockchain technology became a trend in the tech industry, more and more companies have begun researching, testing and implementing blockchain-based technologies across a variety of projects. However, due to the state of the market, many of these projects will fail to see public use, mostly due to mistakes made … Plus…

The Benefits and Risks of Initial Coin Offerings

Since January of this year, startups throughout the world have managed to raise over US$1.8 billion through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). ICOs, also referred to as token sales, are crowdfunding campaigns whereby companies sell digital tokens in order to obtain capital which will purportedly be used to fund business operations, software … Plus…

MasterCard Now Allows Clients to Pay via the Blockchain

The last couple of years have brought numerous advancements in the development of blockchain technology. While it’s bound to revolutionize several markets, only a few big companies have started offering blockchain-based services so far. Leading payment processor MasterCard is now joining the race. So far, reports have indicated that MasterCard … Plus…

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrencies and Partners with Hong Kong for Fintech

Singapore is putting itself out in the forefront of blockchain activity by announcing no regulations for cryptocurrency and entering into a fintech agreement with Hong Kong. Singapore is making some waves when it comes to cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. While Singapore has a lot of ties to China when it comes … Plus…

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