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  • Elon Musk Reveals Personal Crypto Holdings

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 19:03 pm

    The post Elon Musk Reveals Personal Crypto Holdings appeared first on CCNElon Musk has revealed his personal cryptocurrency holdings. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla told Twitter followers that he in fact has never purchased cryptocurrency, and only holds a small amount of Bitcoin gifted by a friend. Not sure. I let @jack know, but it’s still going. I literally own zero cryptocurrency, apart from … ContinuedThe post Elon Musk Reveals Personal Crypto Holdings appeared first on CCN

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  • Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Launches SegWit Compatability

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    The post Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Launches SegWit Compatability appeared first on CCNCoinbase have announced that the site will now be implementing SegWit on Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals. The transition is being implemented over the coming week, and should improve transaction speeds and lower fees. SegWit was introduced August of last year through BIP 141 (Bitcoin Improvement Proposal), however Coinbase was slow to adopt the technology. The lack of implementation … ContinuedThe post Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Launches SegWit Compatability appeared first on CCN

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  • ECB Member Detained in Anti-Corruption Probe (But Banks Continue to Finger Bitcoin as the Problem)

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 14:42 pm

    The post ECB Member Detained in Anti-Corruption Probe (But Banks Continue to Finger Bitcoin as the Problem) appeared first on CCNA member of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) governing board has been detained in an anti-corruption probe. ECB Member Detained in Anti-Corruption Probe Ilmars Rimsevics, who heads the Bank of Latvia, is suspected of demanding bribes amounting to at least 100,000 euros. He was detained last weekend as part of an anti-corruption investigation launched by the country’s … ContinuedThe post ECB Member Detained in Anti-Corruption Probe (But Banks Continue to Finger Bitcoin as the Problem) appeared first on CCN

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  • There Has Been An Awakening. Have You Felt It? [Part 4]

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 14:26 pm

    The post There Has Been An Awakening. Have You Felt It? [Part 4] appeared first on CCNWe’ve previously discussed my personal view on the three bottlenecks surrounding cryptocurrency, mainly bitcoin: Part 1: the price; Part 2: the exchanges; Part 3: the fees This fourth and final part will go deeper into what the community considers to be the most challenging endeavour for Bitcoin and the blockchain. Scalability: The Fourth Bottleneck The … ContinuedThe post There Has Been An Awakening. Have You Felt It? [Part 4] appeared first on CCN

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  • User Interfaces will Bridge Educational Gap and Enhance the Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 13:39 pm

    The post User Interfaces will Bridge Educational Gap and Enhance the Adoption of Cryptocurrencies appeared first on CCNBlockchain technology is growing really fast with a lot of innovation happening within the industry. There is a massive influx of products and projects that promise various solutions to regular day to day activities. As with every new technology, numerous ideas with diverse intentions are bound to flood the ecosystem, but the line between sustenance … ContinuedThe post User Interfaces will Bridge Educational Gap and Enhance the Adoption of Cryptocurrencies appeared first on CCN

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  • SEC Suspends Trading in Cryptocurrency-Fueled Trio of Companies

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 13:01 pm

    The post SEC Suspends Trading in Cryptocurrency-Fueled Trio of Companies appeared first on CCNThe US securities watchdog has put the kibosh on trading in three listed companies with ties to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. On Feb. 16, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it had suspended trading in these entities — all three of which have the same CEO at the helm, Patrick Johnson — based on … ContinuedThe post SEC Suspends Trading in Cryptocurrency-Fueled Trio of Companies appeared first on CCN

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  • Blockchain Insider: UBIQUICOIN CEO on Building a Two-Coin Ecosystem

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 12:16 pm

    The post Blockchain Insider: UBIQUICOIN CEO on Building a Two-Coin Ecosystem appeared first on CCNBlockchain Insider is a new column dedicated to interviewing leaders in the blockchain world. These include founders, traditional industry veterans turned ICO participants and everything in-between. The weekly interviews will cover a wide range of questions and try to explore the motivation behind blockchain-based ideas and the problems blockchain technology is being used to solve. … ContinuedThe post Blockchain Insider: UBIQUICOIN CEO on Building a Two-Coin Ecosystem appeared first on CCN

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  • The Public Will Decide Cryptocurrencies’ Future: Malaysia’s Central Bank

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 03:08 am

    The post The Public Will Decide Cryptocurrencies’ Future: Malaysia’s Central Bank appeared first on CCNThe head of Malaysia’s central bank has firmly stated that the fate of cryptocurrencies in the country depends on the public adopting them, adding it would neither ban nor recognize cryptocurrency. Speaking at the 40th-anniversary dinner of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia this month, Bank Negara governor Muhammad Ibrahim had some noteworthy … ContinuedThe post The Public Will Decide Cryptocurrencies’ Future: Malaysia’s Central Bank appeared first on CCN

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  • Gaming Giant Ubisoft is Exploring Blockchain Technology

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 01:32 am

    The post Gaming Giant Ubisoft is Exploring Blockchain Technology appeared first on CCNUbisoft, a gaming manufacturer, is exploring blockchain technology as it looks beyond gaming for future possibilities, Lidwine Sauer, director of insights and trends for the lab, told IGN ahead of her DICE 2018 speech to explain the company’s strategic innovation lab’s focuses going forward. The lab analyzes trends in how the world interacts with technology … ContinuedThe post Gaming Giant Ubisoft is Exploring Blockchain Technology appeared first on CCN

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  • Bitcoin Giant Bitmain Rivals GPU-Maker Nvidia in Profits, Analysts Say

    News – CCN Feb 24, 2018 | 00:15 am

    The post Bitcoin Giant Bitmain Rivals GPU-Maker Nvidia in Profits, Analysts Say appeared first on CCNIt’s taken China-based bitcoin miner Bitmain four years to achieve performance that its larger tech peer took more than two decades to accomplish, according to analyst firm Bernstein. Beijing-based Bitmain, which came on the scene in 2013, generated between $3 billion and $4 billion in operating profits last year, according to Bernstein data cited in … ContinuedThe post Bitcoin Giant Bitmain Rivals GPU-Maker Nvidia in Profits, Analysts Say appeared first on CCN

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  • Scam-Free: Binance CEO Officially Receives Twitter Verification

    News – CCN Feb 23, 2018 | 22:50 pm

    The post Scam-Free: Binance CEO Officially Receives Twitter Verification appeared first on CCNChengpang Zhao, CEO of crypto exchange Binance is the proud new owner of a Twitter account with a verified blue check mark symbol on it. Despite Zhao being the third richest person in the cryptocurrency industry with a net worth well over $1 billion, his Twitter account was among those of regular folk since he … ContinuedThe post Scam-Free: Binance CEO Officially Receives Twitter Verification appeared first on CCN

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  • A New Georgia Bill Could Allow Residents to Pay Taxes with Bitcoin

    News – CCN Feb 23, 2018 | 21:53 pm

    The post A New Georgia Bill Could Allow Residents to Pay Taxes with Bitcoin appeared first on CCNGeorgia has become the latest US state to consider allowing its residents to pay their taxes using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Senate Bill 464, which was introduced on Feb. 21 by Republican state senators Michael Williams and Joshua McKoon, aims to amend Georgia’s laws regarding tax payments to compel the state’s revenue commissioner to accept … ContinuedThe post A New Georgia Bill Could Allow Residents to Pay Taxes with Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

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  • Venezuela’s President Orders State-Owned Companies to Accept Petro

    News – CCN Feb 23, 2018 | 20:22 pm

    The post Venezuela’s President Orders State-Owned Companies to Accept Petro appeared first on CCNAfter officially launching the oil-backed Petro (PTR), Venezuela’s own cryptocurrency, the country’s leader Nicolás Maduro has ordered state-owned businesses to transact in it when buying and selling products and services. According to a video posted on Twitter by local television network VTV, the Venezuelan president ordered these businesses to convert a percentage of their sales … ContinuedThe post Venezuela’s President Orders State-Owned Companies to Accept Petro appeared first on CCN

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  • Tezos Foundation President Johann Gevers Resigns Amid Board Reorganization

    News – CCN Feb 23, 2018 | 19:16 pm

    The post Tezos Foundation President Johann Gevers Resigns Amid Board Reorganization appeared first on CCNControversial Tezos Foundation President Johann Gevers has formally resigned his post as part of a wider board reorganization. Gevers, who led the independent Swiss Tezos Foundation, had often been at odds with Tezos founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman, who control the intellectual property associated with Tezos through their company, Dynamic Ledger Solutions. The disagreement ultimately … ContinuedThe post Tezos Foundation President Johann Gevers Resigns Amid Board Reorganization appeared first on CCN

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  • Gartman Loses Big On Biotech-Turned-Blockchain Stock

    News – CCN Feb 23, 2018 | 18:28 pm

    The post Gartman Loses Big On Biotech-Turned-Blockchain Stock appeared first on CCNDennis Gartman, the longtime publisher of an investment newsletter and television commentator known as the “commodities king” famous for touting blockchain technology while dissing bitcoin, might be having second thoughts about placing retirement funds in Riot Blockchain Inc. Riot Blockchain lost a third of its value on Feb. 16 following a CNBC report about the … ContinuedThe post Gartman Loses Big On Biotech-Turned-Blockchain Stock appeared first on CCN

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  • Austria Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Like Gold, Derivatives

    News – CCN Feb 23, 2018 | 17:28 pm

    The post Austria Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Like Gold, Derivatives appeared first on CCNAustria’s finance ministry said that it intends to regulate Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies similarly to how it currently governs gold and derivatives trading, and it hopes the European Union will do the same. Regulators across the world have grown increasingly concerned about the immutability and decentralized nature of blockchain transactions, which they say makes them … ContinuedThe post Austria Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Like Gold, Derivatives appeared first on CCN

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  • BaFin publiziert Leitlinien zum Umgang mit ICOs

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 22, 2018 | 15:31 pm

    Für alle, die mit einer ICO in Deutschland liebäugeln, kommt nun der Moment der Wahrheit: Die Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Bafin) hat offiziell erklärt, wie sie ICOs handhabt. Man könnte sagen, ICOs sind damit in Deutschland offiziell reguliert.

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  • Zwei unerwartete Monster-ICOs

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 22, 2018 | 12:50 pm

    Der ICO-Hype flaut schon wieder ab? Von wegen. Es geht erst los. Kürzlich haben der Messenger-Service Telegram sowie die Regierung von Venezuela Kapital per ICO eingesammelt. Mit Einnahmen von jeweils mehr als 700 Millionen Dollar konkurrieren die beiden nun um den Rekord.

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  • Ethereum: Geth 1.8 verbessert Performance des Clients erheblich

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 20, 2018 | 15:18 pm

    Der "Iceberg" Release 1.8 von Ethereums wichtigstem Client, Geth,wartet mit einer großen Menge an Upgrades auf. Am bemerkenswertesten dürfte die Stabilisierung des Light-Modus sowie die Verbesserung der Performance sein.

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  • Bitfinex kündigt mit EOSfinex die erste Blockchain-basiert Börse an

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 19, 2018 | 14:00 pm

    Es gibt schon mehrere Versuche, dezentrale Börsen auf Basis von Blockchains zu bilden. Mit EOSfinex kündigt Bitfinex nun jedoch das erste ambitionierte Projekt an, das auf der Erfahrung einer der größten Krypto-Börsen aufbauen soll.

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  • Polizei von Thailand verhaftet Darknet-Admin und kassiert 100.000 Bitcoin ein

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 19, 2018 | 12:32 pm

    Für die Staatsgewalt wird Bitcoin mehr und mehr zur lukrativen Einnahmequelle: Als die Polizei in Thailand einen russischen Betreiber eines Darknet-Portals für Betrug gefasst hat, hat sie auch 100.000 Bitcoins beschlagnahmt. Für den Staat bedeutet das vielleicht einen Bonus von fast einer Milliarden Euro.

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  • Cointext und Handcash: Neue Wallets für das Lande BCH

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 16, 2018 | 13:56 pm

    Bitcoin Cash hat zwei Entwickler-Teams inspiriert, neue Wallets zu entwickeln. Cointext möchte Bitoin Cash per SMS versenden und Handcash implementiert NFC-Zahlungen sowie ein interessantes Konzept, um Adressen durch Namen zu ersetzen.

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  • Mitten in London: Eine Werbetafel zeigt einen Bitcoin-Miner

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 15, 2018 | 13:51 pm

    Wenn öffentliche Bildschirme einen Fehler haben, zeigen sie oft einen Blick hinter die Kulissen. So geschah es kürzlich in London, als eine Werbetafel das Betriebssystem gezeigt hat - und ein Mining-Programm, das nach Bitcoins sucht.

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  • Wie der Bescheid eines Bonner Finanzamtes für Entsetzen in der Bitcoin-Branche sorgt

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 14, 2018 | 14:59 pm

    Eigentlich hätte man erwarten können, dass nach einem Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs und mehreren Jahren der Bestätigung durch Praxis die Sache klar ist: Man muss keine Umsatzsteuer auf Bitcoin-Verkäufe bezahlen. Ein Bonner Finanzamt zieht das nun in Zweifel.

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  • Die Letterbox: E-Mail-Verschlüsselung, einfach gemacht

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 14, 2018 | 12:35 pm

    Bitcoin.de unterstützt ein Forschungsprojekt der Freien Universität Berlin, das vorhat, die Verschlüsselung von E-Mails nutzerfreundlicher zu machen. Mit dem E-Mail-Client Letterbox liegt nun das erste Ergebnis des Projekts vor. Wer kann, sollte es unbedingt ausprobieren - etwa um die automatischen E-Mails von Bitcoin.de zu verschlüsseln.

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  • Wird es bald möglich sein, mit Token auf Ethereum auch die Transaktionsgebühren zu bezahlen?

    BitcoinBlog.de – das Blog für Bitcoin und andere virtuelle Währungen Feb 13, 2018 | 16:44 pm

    Die Token-Wirtschaft auf Ethereum wäre wunderbar - wenn es nicht den kleinen, etwas ungemütlichen Umstand gäbe, dass jede Transaktion mit Token einen kleinen Betrag Ether an Gebühren kostet. Um dies zu ändert, diskutiert die Community derzeit Methoden, wie man mit den Token selbst die Gebühren bezahlen kann. Nun gibt es sogar ein EIP dafür, was ein wichtiger Schritt hin zu einer Umsetzung ist.

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