South Korea Preparing Full Crypto Exchange ‘Ban’

South Korea is reportedly “considering” a ban on cryptocurrency exchange as lawmakers criticize it as “deceptive.” As local news outlet Hankyung reports today, the government is currently looking at changes to the law which would effectively criminalize exchanges in a method similar to China. “We are actively considering ways to prohibit transactions on domestic exchanges by judging virtual currency trading as a deceptive means of defrauding people […]  under the penal code,” the publication quotes an official as saying. This, Read more …

Why bitcoin costs twice as much in Zimbabwe

Bitcoin buyers have to pay about $ 7,450 on Thursday for one of the coveted digital tokens of the world’s largest cryptocurrency. Thus, the digital currency has recovered from its interim crash and is back on track for success. If Bitcoin is too expensive for that, you should take a look at the price development in Zimbabwe – in the South African country, the bitcoin at the local trading center Golix costs around $ 13,499. Political instability The reason for Read more …

Bitcoin’s Parabolic Envelope Could Push to $8000s

Bitcoin has had a quite a year thus far, to say the least. A 10x return since the beginning of the year has put bitcoin on a parabolic growth path that is testing the limits of this 2-year long bull market: Figure 1: BTC-USD, 3-Day Candles, Parabolic Growth Envelope The gains have been incredible for those trading bitcoin for the last couple years, and it appears that this parabolic envelope is coming to a close. In order for this bull Read more …

Central Bank Round-Up: Kenya, Swaziland & Australia

The Central Banks of Kenya and Swaziland have recently made statements pertaining to cryptocurrencies, with Kenya’s central bank indicating that the nation’s financial regulatory bodies will meet at the start of next year to discuss cryptocurrency regulations, and Swaziland’s central bank stating that it does not wish to inhibit innovation in the nascent industry. In other central bank news, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has addressed cryptocurrencies during a recent parliamentary committee testimony on taxation. Kenyan Regulators Will Meet Read more …

Could Bitcoin’s Bubble Lead to Long Crypto Winter?

In the mad mania for cryptocurrencies, there are some dissenting voices from old timers, calling this irrational exuberance. Could a crypto winter be in the offing? Eerie similarities to 2013 A year after the block reward halving, with media buzzing about Bitcoin, and a multifold increase in price – this is not just a description of 2017 but also perfectly fits 2013. After the block reward halving in 2012, the price of Bitcoin shot up during the following year. The Read more …

KICKICO Tokens Listed on HitBTC Exchange Platform

MOSCOW (Oct. 22, 2017)—Just one month after shattering its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) goal and successfully thwarting hackers, blockchain startup KICKICO’s  streak continues with the October 22 launch of its KICK Tokens on the HitBTC exchange. It’s a move that crypto enthusiasts have been waiting forever since the fully launched 3-in-1 blockchain ICO crowdfunding and crowd investing platform closed its ICO on Sept. 16. KICKICO raised $12 million in ETH within just two hours of its ICO launch and had Read more …

Blockchain and Disruptive Tech Dedicated Conference at SiGMA

Malta’s annual iGaming week is just around the corner! The team behind SiGMA is gearing up for the largest iGaming show Malta has ever seen, planning conferences, networking dinners, and week full of events. With a sold-out floor plan, the week will be jam-packed with wining, dining, networking, and business leads. Main executives and exhibitors showcasing here will include Mr. Green, Blexr, Bet365, William Hill, Better Collective, Poker Stars, Catena Media, Malta Gaming Authority, Cherry, Microgaming, XLMedia, Ladbrokes, and many, Read more …

Malta Pilots Blockchain-Based Academic Certificate Recording System

The government of Malta is advancing a project to test the feasibility of using Blockchain technology for the recording of academic certificates. The government has partnered with Learning Machine Technologies to advance the project. Under the agreement, learners and workers in Malta can safely store their educational records and other credentials in one place, prove ownership of the records and credentials, and share them with anyone around the world for free. According to Minister for Education and Employment, Evarist Bartolo, Read more …

Best Bitcoin Wallets for iOS (iPhone, iPad)

In the past month I’ve been covering the best possible Bitcoin wallets of each type (Android, desktop and hardware). For the final post in this series I’d like to review the Bitcoin wallets available for iOS. Five years ago, your choices for bitcoin wallets was more limited, but in 2017 there are so many options that it can be overwhelming at times. Before going any further, make sure you familiarize yourself with the basics of Bitcoin wallets through this video: Read more …

Step by step guide on how to setup your own mining pool

This is a step by step guide on how to setup your own mining pool for things like bitcoin, litecoin, and other crypto-currencies. Why the update? MPOS (Mining Portal Open Source) is very old now and NOMP (Node Open Mining Portal) has branched off into another project called uNOMP (Unified, Node Open Mining Portal). uNOMP has a very active development team and is updated on a regular basis. This not only ensures adequate support of new currencies, but also better Read more …