Bitcoin

An In-Depth Look at Iris, a New Decentralized Social Network

June 13th, 2019

Cryptocurrency advocates have been discussing a new social media platform designed by one of Bitcoin’s earliest developers Martti Malmi, otherwise known as Sirius. The project he designed, called Iris, is a social networking application that stores and indexes everything on the user’s devices and connects directly with peers rather than using centralized and privacy-invasive algorithms….

Indian Government-Backed Program Offers Crypto and Blockchain Course

June 13th, 2019

An Indian government-initiated program is offering a course for undergraduates to learn about cryptocurrency, blockchains, and their use cases. This 12-week interactive course is free to enroll and learn from. Among the topics covered are Bitcoin basics and consensus. Meanwhile, India’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrency is reportedly ready. Government-Backed Project A learning platform called Swayam,…

John McAfee Launches ’Magic’ Crypto Trading Multi-Platform and Debit Card

June 13th, 2019

On June 11, following his latest tirade on social media, John McAfee announced the launch of his new cryptocurrency trading platform called McAfee Magic. The project allows for manual and automated crypto trading across a variety of digital asset exchanges all displayed in one user interface. According to the website, the service is the second…

CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records

June 11th, 2019

Ever since the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) announced it was ending its bitcoin futures products back in March, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a huge influx of bitcoin derivatives volumes. During the second week of May, CME’s bitcoin futures touched a milestone when it surpassed 33,000 contracts ($1.3 billion notional value)…

Leaked Details of India’s Supposed New Cryptocurrency Bill Analyzed

June 11th, 2019

Excerpts from what could be India’s new cryptocurrency bill have been leaked. While local media have made outrageous claims about the details of the bill, industry experts have pointed out numerous flaws and inaccuracies. Meanwhile, the country’s finance secretary has confirmed that the crypto regulation is ready to be submitted to the finance minister for…

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Sink Lower Finding New Support Levels

June 9th, 2019

On June 9, digital currency markets have been meandering along in a consolidated manner after the slight downturn this afternoon. At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency market is around $243 billion, but global trade volume has dropped from $80 billion on June 5 to $56 billion this weekend. Crypto Markets Under Pressure About six days…

G20 Starts Crypto Discussions – A Look at Global Standards

June 9th, 2019

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G20 countries have gathered this weekend for a two-day meeting ahead of the G20 summit, and cryptocurrency is among the topics of discussion. Global standard-setting bodies have submitted their policies and provided tools to help the member countries with the regulation of crypto assets in their own…

Observers Mock Fork Called Bitcoin2 That Pumps and Dumps on Two Exchanges

June 8th, 2019

Over the last 48 hours, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been discussing a Bitcoin snapshot fork called Bitcoin2. The little known coin gained over 5,200% since May 28 on only two exchanges and managed to get listed on Coinmarketcap.com as well. Bitcoin2 is believed to be merely a pump and dump scam, much like a great majority…

How to Use Bitcoin to Invest in Gold

June 8th, 2019

Gold and bitcoin enjoy a curious relationship. On the one hand, there is a significant crossover between investors in both, particularly from libertarians who don’t trust the U.S. dollar. But on the other hand, initiatives such as #DropGold have sought to position bitcoin as a more portable, divisible and scarcer form of gold. Can bitcoin…

Find a Job Paid With BCH Using Workingforbitcoins.com

June 8th, 2019

In this day and age, more and more people rely on income from remote jobs, and businesses often hire professionals who are located elsewhere. Cross-border payments within the traditional financial system are slow and sometimes problematic. Employers and jobseekers can now use websites such as Workingforbitcoins.com to pay and be paid with cryptocurrencies. Platform Supports…