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What Verge Halving Means to Investors

The Verge (XVG) marketing team has always had a way with announcements that seem to keep investors hopeful. Along with exciting current partnerships and potential new partnerships on the horizon, another bit of news that has caused a stir is the announcement of the Verge block reward halving. Verge made this announcement on their official Twitter page, May 2nd. The announcement stated...

Cryptocurrency Donations of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP) Fight Homelessness in San Francisco

A Charity in San Francisco recently raised over $14 million to fight homelessness. The donations included Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, showing that mainstream adoption of digital currencies is on the rise. The donations were attained at a charity gala on May 3rd, hosted by the charity Tipping Point Community. The guest list included some huge names from the cryptocurrency sphere,...

Is Ethereum A Security?

Is Ethereum a security?
A decision from the SEC and the CFTC on whether or not Ethereum is a security is on the horizon, what could these decisions mean for Ethereum and others? Yesterday was a day of ample confusion and frustration in the crypto community. Many folks believed that a decision on whether or not Ethereum is a security would be announced following a meetup of...

CME Futures led to the Price Decline of Bitcoin (BTC)

After the introduction of CME futures in December 2017, The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped from 20.000 USD to 6.200 USD. CME futures was introduced in December 2017 when bitcoin was trading around 19 thousand USD, creating the opportunity to bet against bitcoin. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco states in an economic report published on may 7th that "the rapid run-up and subsequent...

Bill Gates Speaks about Bitcoin (BTC) with Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger

Cryptocurrency market run likely stalled by recent comments by Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, and Bill Gates. This past weekend, Bitcoin was heading towards $10,000 and the crypto market as a whole was doing very well. Although nobody knows for sure, it is likely that recent comments by Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, and Bill Gates have caused this current retracement (at...

New Five-Point Plan for Japanese Exchanges

Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) pushes out new regulatory standards for exchanges in order to avoid being hacked. Major hacks on exchanges, most notably the $530 million hack of the Japanese Exchange known as CoinCheck in January 2018, have led the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) to push out new regulatory standards. CoinCheck was in the process of seeking a...

Tangem Launches Smart Banknotes

According to a press release published on may 3rd, Tangem, a startup company from Switzerland launches a pilot sale of physical bitcoin banknotes in Singapore.  Tangem is the first smart banknotes for digital assets that are using near field communication (NFC) chips manufactured by Samsung Semiconductor. The banknotes themselves come in two denominations, 0,01 and 0,05 BTC, which is equivalent to...

Bank of Korea Launching A Cryptocurrency?

South Korea is looking into releasing a central bank digital currency. South Korea is home to the third-largest cryptocurrency market in the world. The Bank of Korea (BOK) is gearing up to release its recommendations for cryptocurrencies, and possibly the release of a central bank digital currency. The bank said that a task force has been looking into the possibility of...

Bitcoin Blogger found dead after being robbed by ‘Santa Claus’

Pavel Makushin, better known on the Internet as ‘Pavel Nyashin’, was found dead in St. Petersburg last week. The 24-year-old Internet blogger repeatedly blogged about his wealth on YouTube. According to the local media, the body of a young man was found on April 30 in one of the apartments on Solidarnosti Avenue. Makushin gained some fame thanks to...

Cardano and Ethiopia Sign MOU To Explore Blockchain Solutions To The Agriculture Industry

Cardano signs MOU with Ethiopia to explore blockchain solutions for Agritech. The agreement was acknowledged to train blockchain developers and to promote the usage of Cardano’s technology in the agriculture industry. Cardano lead Charles Hoskinson announced in a tweet this morning that Cardano will be working with Ethiopia in finding blockchain solutions to the countries agriculture industry. Cardano and Ethiopia’s Ministry of...

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