Monthly Archives: October 2018

Blockstream Co-Founder: Scaling Bitcoin (BTC) Doesn’t Require A Hard Fork

Sharding Could Be The Answer To Bitcoin (BTC) Scaling Even in spite of the dismal market conditions, developers and industry leaders continue to push for the maturation of blockchain technologies, which will subsequently spark the growth of the industry backing crypto assets and this up and coming innovation. One of these industry leaders is Mark Friedenbach, a Bitcoin developer and the co-founder of blockchain tech startup Blockstream, who recently hosted an event highlighting the scaling of the largest blockchain network in the world. For those who aren’t […]

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Pantera’s Digital Asset Fund Down 72% In 2018, Bitcoin (BTC) ‘Only’ Down 50%

Pantera Capital Struggles Amidst Crypto Bear Market, Underperforms Bitcoin Pantera Capital is undoubtedly one of the leading venture funds in the cryptosphere, but its status and fame haven’t helped Pantera’s Digital Asset Fund perform any better in 2018’s tumultuous bear market, which saw many crypto assets fall victim to an 80% haircut in prices. Pantera releases some painful performance numbers for their new #crypto fund. #bitcoin #ethereum pic.twitter.com/Do6D8sxHla — Collin Crypto (@CollinCrypto) October 5, 2018 According to statistics, which were first revealed by CollinCrypto, that have since been […]

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Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Taps HSBC For Banking Services

Bitfinex Seeks (And Gets) Banking Services From The World’s 7th Largest Bank Earlier this week, as originally reported by Bloomberg, Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank was found to be on the verge of collapse, with sources claiming that the financial institution was looking to be bought out. So why is this news pertinent to the crypto space? You may ask. Well, as you are likely unaware of, Bitfinex and Tether were customers of Noble Bank, so the fact that the institution is on the brink of bankruptcy resulted […]

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Tron (TRX) To Host a 2 Day Developer Conference in San Francisco, January 2019

Justin Sun and the Tron (TRX) Foundation, had earlier on in the year hinted at the possibility of hosting developer conferences as soon as the project was Independent from the Ethereum platform. The team at the foundation have kept their word for they have launched a new website for the first ever TRON Developer Conference scheduled for early next year in San Francisco, California, USA. Date and Venue The Tron Developer conference is a 2 day event that will be held from the 17th of January, to […]

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Norway Establishes New Rules for Crypto Service Providers

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway is enforcing new money laundering regulations that apply to crypto exchange and storage providers in the country. The law will go into effect on Oct. 15 and will affect companies established in Norway including branches of overseas companies. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals New Rules Effective Oct. 15 Finanstilsynet, the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) of Norway, announced Thursday that the country’s Ministry of Finance has established new money laundering regulations which apply to “Norwegian providers […]

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CoinBase Chronicle of Events Pointing to a Crypto Super Rally in Weeks to Come

New cryptocurrency digital exchanges are cropping up every day but CoinBase is a stand out. It’s not like it commands average daily volume like Binance, but the exchange is based in the US and that’s important. The location in a major economy draws trust. Recently, the digital crypto platform said it is a bridge between fiat and crypto and this is true. Perhaps it is one of the few exchanges in the US which applies a very methodical and prudent approach before listing assets. However, they are […]

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Latest Litecoin (LTC) News: Amazon Gift-cards and Planned Listing on CEX.io

The cryptocurrency of Litecoin (LTC) is one of those coins that has endless potential in terms of leading the charge in crypto adoption. LTC prides itself as being a faster more efficient version of Bitcoin. This was best exemplified late last year, when the price of LTC shot to $375 last December. The reasons for the impressive gains were two. Firstly, we were in a very impressive bull market. Secondly, LTC had been discovered by many traders, as being the best option to shoot funds across exchanges […]

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Tax Evasion Spotlighted as Swiss Banks Start Sharing Client Data

Switzerland has started sharing financial account information with tax authorities in dozens of countries as a way of fighting tax evasion, but Africa, which loses about $60 billion in illicit flows each year, mostly into European banks, is conspicuous by its absence from the deal. Swiss bank accounts have long been stereotyped as enablers of financial opacity, tax fraud and safekeeping of stolen public funds. That era is coming to an end. Also read: Irresponsible Borrowing Leaves Africa on Brink of Debt Crisis – Again Swiss Banks’ Data […]

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XVG Debit Cards and more Verge Coin News

The Verge (XVG) project has come a long way in the past few months and the team has managed to put behind a few hiccups that had threatened the progress of the project along the way. These included the delay of releasing the Wraith protocol back in January, as well as the Verge code being hacked mid this year, and extra XVG minted on the blockchain. But the team has learnt from the past and managed to keep trodding in the crypto-verse with extra news of a […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto Takes Anarchism Digital and Explodes Old Concepts

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 1 Crypto Takes Anarchism Digital and Explodes Old Concepts All around us are the almost unimaginable benefits of markets, cooperation, and technology, yet somehow we’re naïve if we don’t want to funnel human activity through government cattle chutes. The vast material and digital abundance we enjoy every day is provided without any state apparatus, in fact in spite of that apparatus. Is this private world not part of reality? Government […]

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