Bitcoin

Chinese Selling Bitcoin at a Discount, Is the ‘Safe Haven’ Narrative a Misconception?

August 12th, 2019

The relatively positive perception change from China on Bitcoin came as positive news last month. The Chinese legal system recognized Bitcoin as a virtual property and then the Central Bank issue an info-graphic about it. Moreover, the devaluation of the Chinese currency is continually affected the purchasing power of citizens. However, the narrative of Bitcoin as…

Bitcoin Sees Constant Demands In Hong Kong As Protesters Seek Anonymity

August 12th, 2019

The demand for bitcoin in Hong Kong has soared higher and higher by the weeks as protesters seek the anonymity of transactions and privacy from law enforcers in the country. Bitcoin Trades At A Premium On TideBit At the moment, the price of bitcoin on popular Hong Kong crypto exchange, TideBit is about $11,477.34, about…

Crypto Regulations Are Changing Worldwide to Comply With FATF Standards

August 12th, 2019

Governments worldwide are changing the way they regulate crypto assets to comply with the global cryptocurrency standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Some are amending existing laws, while others are creating a new system to cooperate and share data. A New Crypto System A number of countries worldwide are reportedly setting up…

Reverse Altcoin Season at the Brink of Collapse – Here’s What Analysts Predict for ‘Hodlers’

August 10th, 2019

The beginning of the year saw Bitcoin [BTC] and altcoins deep in a bearish market as they tested their lows. The probability of their demise or rise was almost equal with them sharing similar dominance ratios. However, in less than eight months into the year, the dynamics of the cryptocurrency markets have shifted vastly. Bitcoin’s…

FUD Alert: Why is October 31 an important date for Bitcoin?

August 10th, 2019

This is a time of turbulent economic conditions across the world and these conditions are reportedly influencing the price and demand for Bitcoin that has now been dubbed as a “safe haven” asset by many. An upcoming political event that is likely to be of consequence for Bitcoin is the Brexit. Nov 1 might be…

US Exchanges Race to Launch Regulated Physically-Delivered Bitcoin Futures

August 9th, 2019

The race to launch regulated physically-delivered bitcoin futures is back on for three US-regulated trading platforms after one of them hit a snag with the country’s derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Two other exchanges are racing to launch similar products this year. Ledgerx Approved for Swaps, Not Futures Three regulated trading platforms in…

Cryptophyl.com Launches Dedicated Exchange for SLP Tokens and BCH

August 7th, 2019

The team behind the former cryptocurrency exchange Voltaire recently announced the launch of a new trading platform specifically designed for Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens. Three weeks ago the new exchange called Cryptophyl.com launched its trading engine and the first SLP token supported is the community-driven Spice token. Meet Cryptophyl.com: A Crypto Exchange Dedicated to…

How to Become a Blockchain Developer

August 7th, 2019

Skilled blockchain developers are a scarce commodity, as precious as the bitcoins that reside on the distributed ledgers they maintain. Teach yourself one of the major blockchain programming languages and you’ll be set for life, though like anything worth having, this achievement won’t come easy. If you’re contemplating becoming a blockchain dev, here’s how to…

How to Shuffle BCH and Keep Your Transactions Private With Cashshuffle

August 6th, 2019

As blockchain surveillance becomes more prevalent, cryptocurrency advocates have created ways to make digital currency transactions more private. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has an application called Cashshuffle, which allows users to shuffle their BCH with other fractions of BCH to obfuscate the transaction trail. To complete a shuffle, there are a few steps you must take…

Currency War Erupts as US and China Bring Out the Big Guns

August 6th, 2019

What started out as a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies is now a full-blown currency war as the U.S. and China bring their big guns to the battlefield. The impact on the global financial markets was immediate and severe, driving up safe-haven assets as ordinary people fear to lose the value of…