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Co-founder Vitalik Buterin believes Ethereum can be bigger than Visa

September 19th, 2017 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin believes the blockchain-based platform has the potential to rival financial institutions like Visa in scale. Before it can, however, it needs to increase the speed with which it can process transactions.



The Pirate Bay is secretly running a Bitcoin miner in the background, increasing your CPU usage

September 18th, 2017 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

When it comes to the Pirate Bay, it’s usually movie studios, music producers and software creators that get annoyed with the site — you know, copyright and all that. But in an interesting twist it is now users who find themselves irked by — and disappointed in — the most famous torrent site in the […]



These “Digital plants” are the first blockchain-based artificial life form

September 17th, 2017 at 3:22 pm » Comments Off

Plantoids attract humans with their strange, beautiful designs, convince them to donate money in the form of Bitcoin, then “procreate” by commissioning artists to create a new iteration using those funds — and the whole process is automated.



Why is the Kremlin suddenly obsessed with crypto currency

September 6th, 2017 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

In early June, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The headline moment at the event was a wide-ranging and at times combative interview with Megyn Kelly. But Putin quietly made news in another way—he signaled an official volte-face on the issue of cryptocurrencies, digital financial instruments such as bitcoin.



China has banned ICOs

September 5th, 2017 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

It is looking like a new era is coming for ICOs, at least those in China for now. In the U.S., the SEC has issued official warnings around the risks of ICOs, also known as token sales, but the Chinese government looks set to beat it to implementing regulation around the rapidly growing fundraising option.



Expert predicts bitcoin will be worth up to $20000 in the next three years

August 29th, 2017 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Bitcoin is on an ever-upward trend lately. Today, the world’s first and most popular cryptocurrency is flirting with $4,500 in valuation. Bitcoin is now more than three times more valuable than gold., and, according to one expert, Ronnie Moas of Standpoint Research, we are still only at the tip of the iceberg.



SEC concludes that “initial coin offerings” may be securities

August 3rd, 2017 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

After an investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded that organizations offering or selling digital assets using blockchains or distributed ledgers may be subject to securities laws, depending on the circumstances. This includes “initial coin offerings” (ICOs), a recently popularized crowdfunding method by which an organization issues virtual currencies or tokens.



7 cryptocurrency predictions from the experts

August 1st, 2017 at 2:18 pm » Comments Off

Fortune convened some top cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, bankers, and others to chat about the future of digital money at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo. last week. A select group met at the Aspen Institute for a breakfast roundtable discussion on Wednesday morning.



Poised to overtake bitcoin this year, Ethereum is changing the way we think about cryptocurrency

July 17th, 2017 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

Vitalik Buterin is the brains behind what some say is the next generation of bitcoin, called Ethereum.



People are raising hundreds of millions selling digital coins online — it’s either the future of funding or a ‘bubble’

July 12th, 2017 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

LONDON – Startups around the world are raising hundreds of millions of dollars by issuing new digital coins, a trend that has made people both excited and concerned.



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