As Bitcoin Price Surges, More Experts Express Optimism

As Bitcoin Price Surges, More Experts Express Optimism

So far this week, it has been a fantastic time for Bitcoin. The most popular cryptocurrency has jumped from around $6,250 to (as of July 19th) about $7,400 – 18%+ rise in just several days. The exact reason behind this price ascension is not really clear, which might indicate that it has more to do with strong technical indicator signals rather than particular cause. Coincidentally or not, more reputable investors and experts also expressed their…

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Kodak KashMiner – Not Kodak, No Cash, No Miner

Kodak KashMiner – Not Kodak, No Cash, No Miner

The crypto world is full of odd and bizarre stories, but every once in a while you still find yourself scratching your head in utter bewilderment, as it is the case with “KashMiner” – a supposedly Kodak-branded Bitcoin mining equipment. If you walked next to the official stand of Kodak at the CES annual trade show all the way back in January, you probably noticed a little piece of interesting tech equipment with the Kodak…

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The CFTC: Conduct Thorough Research before Purchasing Virtual Coins or Tokens

The CFTC: Conduct Thorough Research before Purchasing Virtual Coins or Tokens

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) can be a great way for legitimate startups to raise funds by allowing crypto-communities to take part in the projects as well. But, of course, there is a crucial necessity for potential participants to conduct their proper due diligence in such projects just like any other projects from other fields. This is essentially the new advice and warning, succinctly put, that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued for…

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The Mueller Investigation: Russia’s Bitcoin Purchases, Mining and Money Laundering

The Mueller Investigation: Russia’s Bitcoin Purchases, Mining and Money Laundering

One of the most pressing issues in American politics right now that could have historic and global consequences is the Special Counsel investigation, which is led by the former FBI director Robert Mueller (and therefore often dubbed as the Mueller Investigation). The investigation probes the Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, and also attempts to determine if there were illicit connections between the Trump campaign and agents of the Russian government. Now it…

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Bitcoin Price Predictions: Bears vs. Bulls

Bitcoin Price Predictions: Bears vs. Bulls

If there’s something more volatile in the crypto world right now than the price of cryptocurrencies, it’s the predictions of the price of cryptocurrencies. Over the past week or so, several prominent economists and experts weighed in on the price of Bitcoin – and the predictions varied from awfully bearish to exceptionally bullish. The Bears On the foreboding-view side, three acclaimed American economists reiterated their pessimism regarding Bitcoin. The Nobel prize-winning economist and a professor…

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Fiat-Crypto Romance: Litecoin Foundation and TokenPay Buy Shares in Germany’s WEG Bank AG

Fiat-Crypto Romance: Litecoin Foundation and TokenPay Buy Shares in Germany’s WEG Bank AG

There are some big tectonic shifts underneath the crypto-fiat borderline. The Litecoin Foundation now holds 9.9% stake in Germany’s WEG Bank AG after a strategic partnership with the decentralized payment platform TokenPay. The deal has first begun back in May, when TokenPay announced that it has acquired 9.9% of the shares of WEG Bank; the firm has also stated that it has plans to purchase an additional 80.1% upon customary regulatory approval of the German…

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The Pirate Bay’s New Business Model: Using Users’ CPU to Mine Monero

The Pirate Bay’s New Business Model: Using Users’ CPU to Mine Monero

The most famous torrent site in the world, The Pirate Bay, has done it again. The website – whose mere essence has been prompting important internet quandaries for over a decade and a half – is now exploring a new business model. And, true to its long controversial heritage, this monetization tactic is also quite debatable. The torrent site currently employs its visitors’ CPU to mine Monero (XMR) coins in order to generate revenue, presumably…

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Open the Floodgates! Opera Browser Integrates Built-in Crypto Wallet

Open the Floodgates! Opera Browser Integrates Built-in Crypto Wallet

If you are a regular crypto user who happens to use Opera browser then there are some great news that might be especially beneficial to you: The latest version of the Opera browser on Android (presently in private beta) now incorporates a built-in Crypto Wallet! That makes Opera the first major browser to assimilate such a feature. And, justifiably, the company is quite proud of its new integration. We believe the web of today will…

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Research: Cryptocurrencies Can Become Mainstream Method of Payment, But…

Research: Cryptocurrencies Can Become Mainstream Method of Payment, But…

“Where do cryptocurrencies go from here?” seems like a question that’s repeatedly hurled into the air quite frequently these days; the answer, almost needless to say, never finds a solid ground and remains fluttering in the wind. Yet, there are still some serious weather forecasts out there that can point out to the general direction that the crypto wind is blowing. One such case is a recent research (PDF) about cryptocurrencies in general, and more…

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No, William Shatner Does NOT Award Free Ethereum

No, William Shatner Does NOT Award Free Ethereum

It sounds like a dream – nay, a fantasy – William Shatner, Captain Kirk himself, hands out free (FREE!) cryptocurrency coins! Doesn’t it seem so wonderful? Magical? Uncanny? Almost too good to be true? Well, it’s probably because… it is. Of course William Shatner doesn’t reward free Ether! It’s just another crypto scam; one of way too many out there which target unsuspecting and unconversant people (to be fair, when it comes to crypto most…

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