The Cream of the Crypto Crop: 10 Best Performing Assets in 2017

With 2017 now firmly in the rearview mirror, it is time to take stock of the best-performing digital currencies of the year. Bitcoin grabbed plenty headlines on its way to a brief stop at $20,000, but in terms of percentage gains, it doesn’t even crack the top 10. Older altcoins like Dash posted impressive gains, … Read moreThe Cream of the Crypto Crop: 10 Best Performing Assets in 2017

Peter Thiel, Bitcoin Astronaut, Moves Markets with Crypto Moonshot

Featured Investor Peter Thiel has reportedly made an all-in, rather giant, bet on bitcoin. Mainstream financial press is reporting his venture capital fund purchased and held the digital asset through last year’s thousand percent-plus gains, making the decentralized currency one of his firm’s most valuable investments. Also read: Jimmy Song Uses Andreas … Read morePeter Thiel, Bitcoin Astronaut, Moves Markets with Crypto Moonshot

Bitcoin Billionaires Hiding in Plain Sight

Bitcoin’s anonymous yet transparent nature makes for some interesting reading when trawling through the easily accessible information on the top wallets out there. While these top 10 wallets, do not have names attached to them, some are easy to figure out. The Winklevoss twins made history in early December by becoming the first widely accepted … Read moreBitcoin Billionaires Hiding in Plain Sight

Market Analysis Report (02 Jan 2018)

Localbitcoincash.org to Add Zero-Fee BCH Trades & ‘Shapeshifting’ A new peer-to-peer trading platform dedicated to Bitcoin Cash trading called Localbitcoincash.org (LBCH) is growing more popular among crypto-enthusiasts worldwide. The website is entirely different than when it first launched, and the interface operates more smoothly. The developer of the website, an individual who goes by the … Read moreMarket Analysis Report (02 Jan 2018)

The Bitcoin Exchange That Once Dominated China Is Heading to Japan

News At one time the Beijing-based digital currency exchange Huobi was once the largest bitcoin trading platform in China before the central bank stopped domestic exchanges from trading cryptocurrencies. This month Huobi has revealed its carved a deal with the Japanese financial institution SBI Group and will be launching two new cryptocurrency … Read moreThe Bitcoin Exchange That Once Dominated China Is Heading to Japan

Market Analysis Report (01 Jan 2018)

First Real Bitcoin Lightning Network Payment Completed via Bitrefill Software developer Alex Bosworth has revealed that he successfully completed the first lightning bitcoin mainnet (not a testing environment) transaction for an online purchase at Bitrefill. He paid his own actual phone bill with no fees, which executed instantly. Bitrefill is an online service that enables … Read moreMarket Analysis Report (01 Jan 2018)

India Falsely Condemns Bitcoin as Ponzi Scheme, Flawed Logic

Recently the Indian finance ministry criticized Bitcoin and the rest of the digital currencies in the market for their lack of intrinsic value. The Indian finance ministry stated: “There is a real and heightened risk of investment bubble of the type seen in Ponzi schemes which can result in sudden and prolonged crash exposing investors, … Read moreIndia Falsely Condemns Bitcoin as Ponzi Scheme, Flawed Logic

Venezuela Unveils Mining, Trading, and Launch Details of National Cryptocurrency

Featured The Venezuelan government has published a decree outlining the operation of Venezuela’s national cryptocurrency, the Petro. It details the government’s plans for the new currency, including its issuance, mining, and trading. In addition, the Petro will be backed by 5 billion barrels of crude oil. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to … Read moreVenezuela Unveils Mining, Trading, and Launch Details of National Cryptocurrency

Is the Centralized Ripple Database With the Biggest Pre-Mine Really a Bitcoin Competitor?

Altcoins The rise of ripple (XRP) over the past eight months has been interesting to many digital asset spectators and the network also has its fair share of controversy. At the moment XRPs are trading at an average of $2.20-2.40 per token and ripple’s total market valuation has captured $91Bn this week. … Read moreIs the Centralized Ripple Database With the Biggest Pre-Mine Really a Bitcoin Competitor?