Monthly Archives: January 2019

ICO Market 2018 vs 2017: Trends, Capitalization, Localization, Industries, Success Rate

2018 recorded both the highest point of growth of the ICO market and the most severe downturn since 2017. Disclaimer: This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The ICO market data is provided by ICObench, based upon the projects’ announcements recorded in ICObench database, which includes over 5,100 ICOs since August 2015. In 2018, 2,284 initial coin offering (ICOs) reached their conclusion and investors could choose, on average, […]

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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Still in Love with Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin (BTC), Coinbase, Cryptocurrency–The fall in Bitcoin price throughout last year has not dampened the spirits of one cryptocurrency exchange CEO. Brian Armstrong, founder and chief executive officer at U.S. based exchange Coinbase, has reaffirmed his support for the original cryptocurrency in a series of tweets commemorating the ten year anniversary of BTC’s genesis block. 1/ Today is a big day for Bitcoin, as it marks 10 years since the Genesis Block. Some people think I don’t like to talk about Bitcoin (), but today I have […]

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Crypto Giant Coinbase Bans Pro-Bitcoin Gab Founder

Pro-Bitcoin Gab Founder Loses Coinbase Account, Calls For DEXs Gab.com, an up-and-coming social media platform that advocates for free speech is by no means, ironically enough, a stranger to financial censorship. Last year, Paypal, the world-renowned, yet sometimes controversial payment processor, banned Gab’s company account, cutting off one of the startup’s pertinent financial mediums. Coinbase also banned the American firm’s Commerce account as well, disallowing Gab to receive Bitcoin (BTC), and other supported cryptocurrencies as payment. Bitpay, the popular payment processor, had also refused to offer Gab […]

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Analysis: Understanding the SEC’s Stance on Crypto

Last year the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission took enforcement action against initial coin offerings and other crypto companies perpetrating fraud. Many believe 2019 will be the year when regulators clamp down on rogue cryptocurrency operators. Here we decode the overlapping and occasionally contradictory stance taken by U.S. regulators, and consider what the market can expect. Also Read: Hundreds of ICOs Being Secretly Investigated by SEC, Claims Report Federal and State Regulators Have Opposing Views on Crypto In the U.S. there are multiple regulators overseeing cryptocurrencies, plus a number of […]

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Bitcoin maximalists reveal Proof of Keys failures but is it all just FUD?

Proof of Keys Celebration day has been and gone, so which exchanges failed the stress tests? To briefly recap, 10 years ago on 3 January bitcoin’s genesis block was mined and this was the day picked for the so-called Proof of Keys Celebration. The brainchild of Trace Mayer, the proof of keys (PoK) event was conceived as a sort of stress test for crypto exchanges and as an educational project to encourage crypto holders to take full control of their private keys in a declaration of monetary […]

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Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth in 2018

In the last few years, the cryptocurrency environment has changed drastically and there is a bunch of new cryptocurrency hotspots popping up across the globe. Gone are the days when certain territories such as Zug, Prague, and other blockchain hub cities dominated the headlines. Now a variety of different regions like Malta, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan are quickly becoming cryptocurrency hotspots as well. Also read: More Japanese Crypto Exchanges to Self-Regulate Four Digital Currency Hubs Shine in 2018 Digital assets are becoming more popular every year […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis Jan.5: Sideways Action Ahead of Resistance (Soon To Be Decided)

Since our previous price analysis, Bitcoin has been moving sideways, in a symmetric triangle formation. Typically to weekends, the trading volume is very low, so as the action in the Bitcoin price. Unlike Bitcoin, some of the altcoins had shown decent gains over the past day. Looking at the 1-day & 4-hour charts As mentioned, Bitcoin is moving sideways building a triangle pattern. The formation is soon to be decided, maybe in the next 24 – 48 hours. The triangle should be decided along with the interaction […]

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Zero Link ~ Sybil Attack

While fungibility is an essential property of good money, Bitcoin has its limitations in this area. Numerous fungibility improvements have been proposed; however none of them have addressed the privacy issues in full. ZeroLink is first to offer protections against all the different ways a user’s privacy can be breached. The scope of ZeroLink is not limited to a single transaction, it extends to transaction chains and it addresses various network layer deanonymizations, however its scope is limited to Bitcoin’s first layer. Even if an off-chain anonymity […]

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Tron (TRX) Continues to Gather Steam In Anticipation of the NiTRON Summit

The NiTRON Summit by the Tron Foundation is less than two weeks away and the excitement is evident as can be seen with the current market performance of TRX. Checking Coinmarketcap.com, we find that TRX is firmly in the number 10 slot at a value of $0.023. The digital asset has gained 13.5% in the last 24 hours and looks set to take the number 9 spot from Bitcoin SV (BSV). Only $38 Million in market cap value separate the two digital assets. Why Tron Has the […]

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Texas Updates Regulatory Guidance Regarding Cryptocurrency Activities

The Texas Department of Banking has published new guidance regarding the regulatory treatment of virtual currencies under the Texas Money Services Act. The document states that most transactions involving cryptocurrencies will not be considered a transfer of “monetary value” but the exchange of virtual currencies for fiat will likely be recognized as a “money transmission.” Also Read: More Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Sign up for Self-Regulation  Texas Department of Banking Updates Regulatory Position on Crypto Transactions On Jan. 2, the Texas Department of Banking published a supervisory memorandum providing […]

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