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A major cryptocurrency exchange says it was hacked and $30 million in coins was stolen...
Bithumb said on Twitter it was temporarily suspending deposit and withdrawal services, following the security breach.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-20 02:59 UTC
Ripple CEO: Bitcoin Is Controlled by China...
The CEO told the crowd, "I'll tell you another story that is underreported, but worth paying attention to. Bitcoin is really controlled by China. There are four miners in China that control over 50% of Bitcoin". "How do we know that China won't intervene? How many countries want to use a
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-14 05:34 UTC
Money Transfer Firms Join Ripple's Payment Network...
Two money transfer firms are to open a new payments corridor using RippleNet, while a Kuwaiti bank has also signed up to use the service.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-31 23:19 UTC
Bitcoin is like Napster: an important flop, Ripple CEO says...
"We may come to find that bitcoin is kind of the Napster of digital assets," he said at Recode's Code Conference. "This is transformative technology, but Spotify and iTunes and Pandora rule the day because they engaged with regulators to solve a real problem."
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-31 14:41 UTC
The Feds just charged a 'blockchain evangelist' who raised $21 million while claiming to work with Disney and Apple...
Titanium Blockchain Infrastructure Services Inc. is the latest cryptocurrency company charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-30 02:27 UTC
How a Cryptocurrency Investor Lost $60 Million in Bitcoin and Never Got it Back...
James Howells, a 32-year-old IT specialist who recently switched to a full-time cryptocurrency investor, told New York Post that he had lost more than $60 million in bitcoin in 2009 and was never able to retrieve it. 7,500 BTC In 2009, the debut year of B
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-28 05:51 UTC
You can successfully hack a $2B cryptocurrency network with only $1.5M...
Blockchains may be secure by design, but researchers continue to show that the same is not true for the thousands of motley cryptocurrencies based on the technology. Husam Abboud, a cryptocurrency researcher at FECAP University in Brazil, has demonstrated
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-25 14:18 UTC
Are Cryptocurrency Schemes Really That Much Different Than the Currency Scheme Launched by the Father of Socialism?...
The "Time Money" currency created by the father of socialism.Robert J. Shiller with some interesting observations and history:One must bear in mind that attempts to reinvent money have a long history...As the sociologist Viviana Zelizer points out
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-23 13:59 UTC
Goldman Sachs-backed start-up Circle introducing a crypto version of the US dollar...
Fintech company Circle is introducing a new cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, and it announced a $110 million investment by profitable cryptocurrency mining company Bitmain that brings its value near $3 billion.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-16 16:28 UTC
Facebook Flipflops on Cryptocurrency - Coin Colony...
After its initial ban of cryptocurrencies and ICO ads this past January, Facebook now gathers a team of blockchain professionals to possibly create their own virtual currency.
By Steve on 2018-05-15 15:43 UTC
Ripple Launches Venture Capital Fund 'Xpring' to Bootstrap XRP Adoption...
San Francisco-based Ripple, the creators of XRP cryptocurrency has announced a new project called "Xpring" (pronounced "spring") to provide financial backing to companies that develop products and services for XRP, the third-largest crypto
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-15 04:14 UTC
Ripple is going after startups to build an ecosystem around the XRP cryptocurrency...
Former head of Facebook's developer network leads 'Xpring' initiative to expand the $28B cryptocurrency
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-14 15:50 UTC
Ripple claims success in first pilot trials of XRP for cross-border payments...
Ripple is claiming promising results from the first pilot trials by remittance platforms of its digital asset XRP as a medium of exchange.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-14 03:05 UTC
Ripple: XRP Payment Pilots Cut Fees by 40-70 Percent...
Ripple's xRapid pilot program results found that customers saved both money and time when compared to traditional cross-border transactions.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-11 17:59 UTC
Critics say these devices could ruin Ethereum and weaken faith in cryptocurrency altogether...
So far, the device of choice to mine the ethereum cryptocurrency has been the traditional computer graphics card. That could soon change when specialized devices commonly known as "ASICs" are introduced later this year, which are much more efficient at mining cryptocurrencies than graphics cards.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-11 17:58 UTC
MARKETS: Nvidia warns of a drop in crypto revenue, which is ominous for bitcoin...
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-11 16:52 UTC
Bitcoin Plunges On Crypto Exchange Raid Ahead Of Blockchain Week...
Bitcoin plunged to a three-week low after South Korean prosecutors raided the country's largest cryptocurrency exchange over fraud concerns, just before the start of Blockchain Week New York. The post Bitcoin Plunges On Crypto Exchange Raid Ahead Of B
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-11 16:52 UTC
8,200 BTC Moved From Mt. Gox Wallet, Possible Sell-Off Affects Bitcoin Price...
The Mt. Gox trustee, who was tasked to sell about 200,000 bitcoin after the bankruptcy of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, is suspected to have dumped another 8,000 bitcoin on the cryptocurrency market. Domino Effect As CCN reported yester
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-11 14:53 UTC
Bitcoin Price Plunges As Fundstrat's Tom Lee Sets $64,000 Price Target For 2019...
Bitcoin's price plunged more than 5 percent on May 11, ending a two-week rally for the largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Ironically, the dip came just as crypto bulls have been outdoing each other in setting outsized bitcoin price targets for both
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-11 14:46 UTC
The world will have a global cryptocurrency, but it won't be bitcoin, says ex-Goldman president Gary Cohn...
"It will be a more easily understood cryptocurrency," he said. "It will probably have some blockchain technology behind it, but it will be much more easily understood how it's created, how it moves and how people can use it."
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-09 02:09 UTC
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