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I Learned What Blockchain Is So You Won't Have To
Blockchain is all the rage right now, but most people don't know what it is. Sure, we get that it's somehow revolutionary, but it's mostly strange and confusing—much like watching a Lars Von Trier movie or eating a water cake. In a desperate attempt ...
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, Dash: Price Analysis, December 16
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Bike Sharing To Blockchain, Can China Go Global?
From bike sharing to blockchain, can China really go global? It's a question that is facing China's tech economy as more Chinese companies large and small do venture abroad. Within China, there's no question that tech and venture markets have ...
Why I Would Bet Against Bitcoin
I am not one of those economists who has been looking down his nose at Bitcoin from the start. As I argued back in 2013, I think the condescension that some economists bring to the topic of Bitcoin is an instinctive dismissal of anything with a whiff ...
Bitcoin price WATCH LIVE: Track cryptocurrency price – LIVE ANALYSIS
Bitcoin price WATCH LIVE: Track cryptocurrency price – LIVE ANALYSIS. WATCH Bitcoin price live as the cryptocurrency's price soars amid warnings of it becoming the biggest financial danger of the 21st Century. By Joe Barnes. PUBLISHED: 16:31, Sat, Dec ...
Analyst: How Bitcoin Price Could Reach $60000 in the Mid-Term
Previously, CCN reported that billionaire investor and hedge fund legend Mike Novogratz has predicted the price of bitcoin to easily surpass the $40,000 mark by the end of 2018, in the short-term. The basis of Novogratz's prediction is the entrance of ...
Trade Recommendation: Ethereum
The market is overbought and we have to expect for a correction. The price can bounce from the resistance zone formed by the downtrend line and 700.00 resistance level and continue downward movement. But we also know that sometimes crypto markets move ...
Is A Private Bitcoin Better?
Cash is much better. Zcash is also a much better option for criminals because it gives the user the option to conceal the sender, recipient and amount being transacted. You can't find a transaction like that by inspecting the Zcash chain. Bitcoin doesn ...
Phishing for Bitcoin
It had to happen sooner or later: The two biggest tech stories of 2017—foreign cyber attacks and bitcoin—have come together perfectly in a single story. Namely, it looks like the infamous North Korean hacking outfit, The Lazarus Group, is running a ...
How virtual bitcoin production is 'killing the planet'
Existing only in the digital sphere but currently worth a fortune, it is the virtual currency that has gone mainstream in recent weeks. However, it has emerged that the production of bitcoins uses so much energy it threatens to seriously harm the ...
Litecoin Price Surges by 10% Again to $300 as Demand Skyrockets
While Lee admitted that emerging markets such as South Korea have been pushing the price of leading cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, such trend is not entirely beneficial for the cryptocurrency market given the lack of ...
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Blockchain Highway
A video blogger and content creator better known as "Mike in Space," (@mikeinspace) is the writer-director of the "Bitcoin Car Talk" YouTube series. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. Hello, Bitcoiner – Go ...
Risks abound with Ethereum and its Application Developers
One of the major issues that application developers face while using Ethereum is that of open-source licensing. Most of these developers do not pay heed to the risks of using open-source software. This particular risk of open-source licensing is unique ...
Cryptocurrency Gets Its Own Comedy In “Bitcoin” – the Movie
Bitcoin the movie will be set in Arizona, where the two brothers at the heart of the tale will uncover their cache of cryptocurrency and then embark on an epic quest to sell it to the highest bidder. Presumably a plot in which they simply cashed it out ...
What the Hell Is Bitcoin? Let This Documentary on Netflix Explain
Unless you've been completely avoiding the news—and in dumpster fire of America that is 2017, I can't blame you—you've probably heard of Bitcoin. You probably also have no idea what Bitcoin or “the blockchain” actually are. Then again, no one really ...
Starbucks' Wi-Fi Found Using People's Laptops to Mine Monero
Earlier this year CCN reported on The Pirate Bay's efforts to use visitor CPU to mine Monero in order to monetize its traffic and replace the ads on its pages. The torrent index website used Coinhive, a JavaScript code that allows website admins to ...
Bitcoin's Price Captures a New High Touching $18000
At $18,000 per BTC, the cryptocurrency now commands a hefty $300Bn market capitalization. Additionally, bitcoin markets have been surging swapping $12-17Bn in global volume every 24-hours for the past two weeks. The top five exchanges trading the most ...
ZCash (ZEC) soars 4.32% on December 15-16
ZCash is a privacy driven cryptocurrency. It uses the Equihash as an algorithm which is an asymmetric memory-hard Proof of Work algorithm based on the generalized birthday problem. It relies on high RAM requirements to bottleneck the generation of ...
Russian oil pipeline company says its computers were hacked to mine cryptocurrency
Officials at Transneft told Reuters on Friday its computers had been used for the unauthorized mining of the cryptocurrency monero. Monero is the eleventh-largest virtual currency with a market cap of over $5 billion. “Incidents where the company's ...
Why Litecoin - up 7000% since January - may be a better alternative to Bitcoin
While the world has been mystified, gratified, stupefied or plain terrified by bitcoin's blistering bull run, there's another cryptocurrency that has posted a far steeper rise this year. Bitcoin has risen 1,731% since the start of 2017 but Litecoin ...
Cryptocurrency frenzy poses a challenge to advisers
Cryptocurrency frenzy poses a challenge to advisers. Be sure to have a solid, informed case for your viewpoint on bitcoin. Dec 16, 2017 @ 6:00 am. Share. Nothing like roaring into the holidays with a mania on our heels.There has been enough news ...
Litecoin Price Surpasses $300 Again as all Markets Start to Recover
It is evident a lot of cryptocurrencies are still pushing toward a new all-time high. More specifically, we see the Bitcoin price moving, Ethereum is close to a new all-time high, and the Litecoin price has effectively recovered quite nicely. With the ...
Russian pipeline giant Transneft's computers hit with malware that covertly mined cryptocurrency
Russian pipeline giant Transneft said on Friday (15 December) that its computer systems were infected with malware that secretly mined cryptocurrency. The world's largest oil pipeline company added that it cleared its systems of the malware that was ...
Russian company Transneft says that its computers were used to ...
Russian company Transneft says that its computers were used to ...
How Blockchain, AI And Other Tech Trends Will Disrupt Healthcare In 2018
Gunjan Bhardwaj: Blockchain can be employed to keep the data decentralized. Imagine a world where patients don't worry about sharing their behavioral or deeply personal medical data with pharmaceutical companies, because the data won't reside with ...
Woman in Denmark Imprisoned for Hiring Hitman Using Bitcoin
An Italian woman has been sentenced to six years in jail in Denmark for hiring the murder of her former boyfriend using Bitcoin, according to Reuters. The 4.1 Bitcoin payment was made in March at a time when that amount would be worth around $4,000 ...
Adoption of Bitcoin Picking Up Speed in Venezuela, Called “Lifesaving” Currency
Venezuela's hyperinflation has rendered the national currency, the Bolivar, nearly worthless. Thousands of ordinary people have begun turning to the world of cryptocurrency to salvage what little value remains in their savings.. One Venezuelan, John ...
North Korean hackers behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges, South Korean newspaper reports
Another cyber attack on about 10 cryptocurrency exchanges by North Korean hackers in October, using emails containing malware, was thwarted by the Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA), the newspaper reported. The NIS found that the malware used in ...
Can Blockchain Solve The Common Problems Freelancers Face?
If there is one word we heard a lot in 2017, it would be “blockchain”. Apart from the unprecedentedly high bitcoin price, the technology has made it to the headlines for disrupting pretty much any industry you can think of - banking, governmental ...
Members of European Parliament Agree Cryptocurrency Has Come to Stay
Tadas Langaitis, Member of the Lithuanian Parliament and Chair of the Digital Economy Committee, indicated that providing guidelines on Cryptocurrency is very pertinent and will lead to mass adoption in the European Union. Tadas, who has been ...
Feds look to cash in seized bitcoins at record prices
Federal prosecutors are looking to unload 513 bitcoins seized as part of a drug case in Salt Lake City. They originally belonged to one Aaron Shamo, who was arrested earlier this year for allegedly taking part in a massive fentanyl distribution scheme ...
Four Blockchain Bills Introduced in New York State Assembly
According to blog post written by Vanel, blockchain technology is “a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block of information contains a pointer to the previous block of information ...
Overstock CEO Considers Selling Company to Fund Blockchain Venture
The joint venture is taking place between Overstock subsidiary Medici Ventures, which manages the company's Blockchain investments, and Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto himself. The venture will make a framework for local property records which will ...
Teenage bitcoin millionaire: 'It's a wonderful time to buy bitcoin"
A lot has changed since 2011, when Erik Finman invested a cash gift from his grandmother into bitcoin. Six years later, bitcoin's value is up exponentially, and Finman, now 18, is a millionaire. But one thing that hasn't changed is Finman's enthusiasm ...
Futures File: Bitcoin futures debut
A look at futures prices on commodities that impact the Des Moines metro area and greater Iowa. Two major U.S. futures exchanges are launching bitcoin futures, which is adding fuel to the fire behind the cryptocurrency market, pushing prices over $17 ...
How a cloud computing company is helping people mine for bitcoin
But now bitcoin mining requires ever more and faster computing. A few companies, including Genesis, are starting to provide the cloud services needed to supply that capacity. "We provide everyone access to mining through our cloud-based infrastructure ...
Bitcoin buyers see cryptocurrency in their financial future
Bitcoin long was associated with a former online black market called the Silk Road, but today's enthusiasts are trying to distance the cryptocurrency from illegal uses. Dore argues the dollar is far more anonymous than Bitcoin, and the majority of ...
Prosecutors Are Planning to Sell Millions of Dollars Worth of Seized Bitcoin
Prosecutors got approval from a federal judge in Utah to sell more than 513 bitcoins and 512 bitcoin cash they had seized from a man allegedly running a counterfeit pharmaceuticals ring on the darknet, Ars Technica reports. The cryptocurreny was taken ...
CFTC Warns of Bitcoin-Futures Dangers, After Allowing Them
Bitcoin is going mainstream via the futures market, and the U.S. regulator that allowed it to happen has a message: buyer beware. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a statement Friday detailing “the risks of virtual currency trading ...
The Cryptocurrency That Just Overtook Bicoin Cash
“Bitcoin is not going to be used for a payment tool,” he said, noting that Bitcoin's transaction clearance takes about 12 hours. Meanwhile, he says that Ripple is meant to solve cross-border transactions, so it's fast and very “efficient.” Bitcoin is ...