CoinFLEX Joins Other Crypto Exchanges in the Race for Physical Bitcoin Futures

CoinFLEX Joins Other Crypto Exchanges in the Race for Physical Bitcoin Futures

The competition just got a lot fiercer for Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent of the New York Stock Exchange, as a new crypto exchange joins others in the race for physical Bitcoin futures. It will be recalled that ICE has been working closely with the CFTC for a while now, with the hope to get approval for physical Bitcoin futures. The firm announced last year that they have completed their first fundraising and are ready…

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Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Erik Finman Says Bitcoin Is Dead

Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Erik Finman Says Bitcoin Is Dead

As an entirely new and disruptive burgeoning industry, crypto grows and cultivates quite a lot of fascinating (and odd) mini-celebrities. One of these figures is the ‘teenage Bitcoin millionaire,’ Erik Finman. When he was 12 in 2011, Finman invested $1,000 he had received as a gift from his grandmother in Bitcoin; this investment has apparently blossomed alongside Bitcoin, making Finman a millionaire before he could even legally drink. Fast forward to today, Finman doesn’t seem…

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Crypto Meltdown: Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Plunge to Lowest Prices in 2018

Crypto Meltdown: Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Plunge to Lowest Prices in 2018

Winter is coming! That is if it isn’t here already. This year hasn’t been a very good one for cryptocurrencies and it seems the worst is yet to come. Fear in the crypto sphere is being fuelled by the recent slump of Bitcoin ($5,219, -5.6%) and other cryptocurrencies such as Ripple ($0.482, -4.87%), Litecoin ($37.63, -9.74%), and Ethereum ($153.9, -11.4%). According to a Bloomberg report from November 16, cryptocurrencies have yet to receive another blow…

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Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’Dirty Bastard Rolls Out his Own Token

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’Dirty Bastard Rolls Out his Own Token

The presale for the ODB coin is here. It is set to be an officially licensed cryptocurrency that is delivered from the estate of famous rapper Ol’Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan. Presale information for the coin is available at Alt.Market. The site Altmarket is a fundraising platform in peer to peer trading within the entertainment industry; this is the first cryptocurrency trading platform that they have produced through the platform. Through AltMarket, users will…

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As Japan’s Police Reports Crypto Scams Tripled in H1 2018, Japanese Crypto Exchange Zaif Is Hacked

As Japan’s Police Reports Crypto Scams Tripled in H1 2018, Japanese Crypto Exchange Zaif Is Hacked

In another attestation to the growing phenomenon of crypto scams all around the world, Japanese police has disclosed that in the first six months of 2018, cryptocurrency frauds have tripled. And if that wasn’t enough, coincidentally, a Japan-based crypto exchange was recently hacked and lost dozens of millions of dollars. Ever since the end of World War II, Japan has always been one of the leading countries on the planet in technological innovation – and…

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Research: By 2023 Bitcoin at $96K, Ripple to Collapse, Ethereum to Stalemate

Research: By 2023 Bitcoin at $96K, Ripple to Collapse, Ethereum to Stalemate

Uncertainty rules the realm of cryptocurrency. Will the general masses adopt cryptocurrency? What will be the Bitcoin price? Which digital currencies will rise and which ones will fall? These are probably some of the most prevalent questions, which dominate the discourse around crypto. A new intriguing research tackles exactly these most puzzling issues, and suggests several fascinating assessments. The research (PDF) was conducted by the analysts Sherwin Dowlat and Michael Hodapp of the initial coin…

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China’s Top Crypto Rankings for August: Bitcoin Finally Enters the Top 10

China’s Top Crypto Rankings for August: Bitcoin Finally Enters the Top 10

The Chinese Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) has issued its monthly top cryptocurrency rankings for August. While there are three clear criteria for the rankings (technology, applicability and creativity), it is important to remember that it’s also probably at least somewhat politicized based on China’s interests. There are no changes among the top two cryptocurrencies: EOS (EOS) is still first with a significantly improved score (158.7 compared to 145.6 in the previous rankings) and…

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Research: Only 36 of the Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have a Valuable Working Product

Research: Only 36 of the Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have a Valuable Working Product

If you’ve been travelling through the crypto world for more than a second and a half, you probably already know that aside from all the truly captivating developments, there’s also quite a lot of BS. Scams, controversies, distortions, lies – unfortunately, they are all there. With the purpose of shedding some light on the top cryptocurrencies, a new research was conducted to determine how many and which of the top cryptocurrencies actually have a real…

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First U.S. Congressman Discloses Cryptocurrency Holdings

First U.S. Congressman Discloses Cryptocurrency Holdings

Congratulations to the U.S. Congress! The House of Representatives now has its first member who disclosed that he owns cryptocurrencies. Representative Robert William (Bob) Goodlatte (R-VA 6th District) has disclosed in his 2017 Financial Disclosure Statement on May 10 that he owns several cryptocurrencies in varied sums: Bitcoin (BTC) – $15,001-$50,000 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – $1,001-$15,000 Ethereum (ETH) – $1,001-$15,000 Overall, Representative Goodlatte has in his possession cryptocurrencies in the amount of $17,000 to $80,000….

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