What are Altcoins and ICOs

  Today’s topic is altcoins and ICOs. In this episode, we’re going to go over some of the different cryptocurrencies out there and explain what are ICOs. So let’s get started! Altcoins, or alts in short, are cryptocurrencies that are not Bitcoin. The word altcoin is an abbreviation of alternative coins. So Litecoin, Ripple, Dash or any other non-Bitcoin cryptocurrency all fall under the category of altcoins. Now you may ask yourself, “Why do we even need altcoins in the Read more …

Post-Fork Exuberance Shows No Signs of Pulling Back (Yet)

Remember that time I said BTC-USD likely won’t see a new all time high (ATH) any time soon? Looks like I was wrong. Shortly after posting my previous BTC-USD analysis, in a matter of one hour, the price of BTC-USD not only broke its record high, but it surpassed it by $200 after ultimately settling in the $3200s. As of this morning, BTC-USD pushed another ATH of $3440 on Bitfinex marking a $600+ in less than a week. Let’s take Read more …

More than 70 hedge funds want to invest in cryptocurrencies – The Bitcoin News

According to a tweet by the investor Tuur Demeester, hedge funds are “exploding” with regard to cryptocurrency. Demeester refers to an article by listing which fund companies or law firms are currently working on authorizations for crypto-hedge funds. In total, more than 70 hedge funds are in the pipeline. Corey McLaughlin of Arthur Bell comments on the situation in the article as follows: “I have been part of the Hedgefonds business since 1998, but I have never seen such a Read more …

AMD Radeon RX Vega at Ethereum-Mining supposedly the fastest GPU with hash rates of 70 to 100 MH/s – The Bitcoin News

AMD’s Radeon-RX-Vega graphics cards are supposed to be excellent for the mining of Ethereum. The Vega-10 full range achieves hash rates of 70 to 100 MH / s, which is roughly twice as efficient as the RX 580. Actually, the hardware world thought that the topic Radeon RX Vega and Ethereum-Mining could give an all-clear. The reason for this is a not very good performance of the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (test) of just over 30 MH / s. In Read more …

To the Moon Bitcoin is cracking the $ 3,200 – The Bitcoin News

The price per bitcoin has exceeded the 3,200 US dollar mark for the first time, marking a new all-time high! The rapid price rise began in the early morning hours around 04:00, when the price for the first time exceeded the 2,900 US dollar mark. Only an hour later the price per bitcoin (BTC) then reached the 3,000 US dollar. The all-time high of 3,212.87 US dollars reached the digital currency around 06:30. The course has Read more …

Cerber-Ransomware steals Bitcoin wallets – The Bitcoin News

It steals files from three different Bitcoin applications. In addition, Cerber has now set aside the passwords of the Bitcoin wallet, which are stored in browsers Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. Only then does the Ransomware start to encrypt files. Trend Micro warns against a new variant of the Ransomware Cerber. It is no longer content only to encrypt files and to extort a ransom for their release. The back men are now also behind the Bitcoin purse of their Read more …

Hackers exchange 52.2 Bitcoins from the WannaCry ransomware attack to Monero – The Bitcoin News

Hackers have cashed out 52.2 of bitcoin relating to ransoms paid from the WannaCry cyber-attack earlier this year. Bitcoin payments made by victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack – which totaled 52.2 BTC – were withdrawn from online wallets overnight. This was confirmed by Elliptic, a London-based start-up that helps law enforcement authorities track down criminals using the cryptocurrency. The last withdrawal of the virtual cash was made at 3:25 am on Thursday, according to Elliptic. Tom Robinson, Elliptic’s co-founder, Read more …

How to Claim Your Bitcoin Cash and Sell it for Bitcoin (TREZOR, Ledger, Electrum)

Warning: this guide reveals the exact method the author used to claim free Bitcoin CasH and exchange it for Bitcoin on the 2nd of August. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure complete and accurate information, the author can’t guarantee a successful outcome for those following this method. Waiting for better documented methods and more familiar exchanges to offer BCH deposits is the safer play in this situation. However, as more people figure out how to sell their Read more …

Altcoins: Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash, NEM July Overview. – Ethereum World News (blog)

Ethereum World News (blog)Altcoins: Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash, NEM July Overview. Ethereum World News (blog)In June, the altcoin market managed to set a historic record, after a long race, which began back in April. The mark of the total market capitalization reached $72,830,700,000. In July, the same trend reversed and, despite the uncertainty about the … Bitcoin enthusiast? Now trade in ethereum, litecoin and ripple with INR from Aug 25 on KoinexMoneycontrol.comall 35 news articles Source

US stock exchange plans for derivatives trading with crypto currencies – The Bitcoin News

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has entered into a partnership with the Gemini Bitcoin exchange to enable derivatives trading with cryptic derivatives in the future. To enable CBOE to launch its derivative trading business, it would like to take advantage of the Gemini data, which has been active on the cryptic market since 2015. The CBOE itself wants to start as soon as possible, ideally in this year, with cryptoderivates. A comprehensible consideration, finally, derivatives would significantly expand the Read more …

The largest German Bitcoin platform Bitcoin.de provides customer data to the police – The Bitcoin News

It is easy for the police to access user data from the largest German Bitcoin exchange. Customers on the platform can expect far less protection than previously thought. Stephan Jansen * is afraid. Since it became known that Germany’s largest online drugstore has served the data of its customers on a silver tray, he is worried about his freedom. “If I get problems with the police now, I lose my job, my flat … then I lose everything,” says Jansen, Read more …

Your Bitcoin Cash is safe with BTC.com – The BTC Blog

Photo courtesy of Rob Pongsajapan. On August 1st, the bitcoin fork called “Bitcoin Cash,” or “BCC,” will likely be introduced. For more information about BCC, check out Bitmain’s recent blog post. If the fork is successful, you will automatically have the equivalent amount of BCC as the amount of bitcoin stored in your BTC.com wallet. At the moment, the BTC.com wallet does not support making transactions with Bitcoin Cash, nor does it display a separate balance for it. We are, Read more …