It’s hard to believe it’s been about nine years since the identity pseudonymously known as Satashi Nakamoto introduced the world to Bitcoin, his or her digital protocol for a network of open-source data acting as a cryptocurrency. Yikes! Lots of big technical words that most of us skim over, right? So many of us kind…


Bitcoin and Ether are two of the most-traded cryptocurrencies in the digital currency market. Eventually, they are two of most valued currency as well with market capitalisations of USD 177 billion and USD 46 billion, respectively. Despite their dominance, various other cryptocurrencies have soared to astronomic heights in terms of market capitalisation. As of Wednesday,…


Cryptocurrencies have an energy problem. The entire Bitcoin network now uses more energy than all of Ireland, and a single Bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy your house uses in a week. Ethereum, the second most popular cryptocurrency, isn’t much better. This is bad news for the environment, but also for the miners…


While building a cryptocurrency portfolio, the idea is to diversify your investments into several segments. Although cryptocurrencies are all similar, they have some glaring differences in use and future growth. These are the aspects you need to consider when making such a portfolio. Broadly speaking, cryptocurrencies can be categorized into three groups, and you need…


In Brief To make it easier for people in the United Kingdom to spend their various cryptocurrencies, startup London Block Exchange is launching a new Visa debit card called the Dragoncard. It pays the retailer in pounds, then takes money from the consumer’s crypto wallet. Spendable Crypto Cryptocurrencies such as ether and bitcoin are surging…


Ethereum vaunted past record highs this morning as bitcoin’s price continued its mostly sideways movement. At 14:18 UTC, bitcoin was trading at $8,200.91, up 2.48% in the last 24 hours. Ethereum, on the other hand, blew past its June record high of $414.76 this morning. As of this writing, the cryptocurrency is trading at $443.82,…


The price of Bitcoin bounced back to make new all-time highs on Tuesday after briefly dipping below $8,000 following a massive security breach at a rival cryptocurrency. On Tuesday, Tether reported that more than $30 million in digital coins had been stolen by hackers. Cryptocurrency bulls often tout the safety and security of cryptocurrencies as…


Sweden has become one of the largest countries for the mining of cryptocurrency over the course of the past few years. While some call it a fad, others believe that it is here to stay. The country seems to be incredibly enthusiastic about the large amount of potential associated with cryptocurrency. They have managed to…


The price of virtual currency bitcoin surpassed 9 million won (US$8,246) for the first time ever, creating the investment frenzy. As South Korea’s cryptocurrency exchanges have experienced a series of traded breaks or connection failures, there is growing concerns over investors’ losses. On November 21, Coinone, South Korea’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange, and Upbit, a…


J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon thinks bitcoin is a “fraud.” Investor Mark Cuban called it “a bubble.” Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is still undecided. But whether or not executives believe in the potential of bitcoin, ethereum or blockchain technology, they and their companies can’t avoid talking about cryptocurrencies. Mentions of “cryptocurrency” (digital currencies not…


Gatecoin, a Hong Kong cryptocurrency exchange, was informed by its bank that is account was suspended, according to a local media report. A Hang Seng Bank representative made the call on the 15th of September, without notice or a detailed explanation. Gatecoin’s backup account at Fubon Bank was also effectively shut down via a daily…


2017 has been an extraordinary year for the cryptocurrency market. Despite the Bitcoin blockchain having forked twice, market confidence has buoyed enough to see the world’s foremost digital currency currently trading at over $8,000 per coin. What is more, even Richard Branson recently made an appearance on South African crypto market news show Crypto Trader,…


Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev has confirmed that a comprehensive framework for the regulation of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which is currently a work-in-progress under the joint supervision of Russia’s Ministry of Finance and Central Bank, will be ready by February next year. During an interview on the Russia 24 TV channel,…