One of the main difficulties blocking the widespread adoption of crypto is its inaccessibility. Most people aren’t interested in investing. They don’t want to use online exchanges, and they do not care one bit about the markets. All they require is a safe, cheap, and frictionless way to exchange value.That’s why we’ve put together this easy-to-follow guide, in the hope that … [Read more...] about How to get a Crypto Debit Card
Blockhive is pioneering a new form of token offering called ILP that has the potential to change the way new blockchain projects are funded, and registration is already underway. What is blockhive? Blockhive is an Estonian company with Japanese roots and describes itself as an incubator of projects that have the potential to benefit from the utilization of blockchain … [Read more...] about What Is Blockhive?
The problems plaguing TSB and affecting customers around the world display the risks of trusting a central authority with your funds. Through no fault of their own, people are experiencing trouble accessing their accounts. One of Crypto Disrupt's writers banks with TSB and has experienced some of these issues first-hand.TSB has come under fire as its customers continue to … [Read more...] about The TSB Debacle: Who Do You Trust With Your Funds More Than Yourself?
Blockhive is pioneering an alternative to token offerings as a method of generating funds. The new system is called an initial loan procurement or ILP. In this article we’ll explain what ILP is and how this new approach differs to those already widely used across the blockchain community.Initial Loan Procurement is simple enough to understand. As with initial coin offerings … [Read more...] about What Is an ILP?
At a session held on Thursday (26, April) by the U.S Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets, Joseph Otting (a top banking regulator), said that cryptocurrency has the potential to go mainstream.According to a report from Forbes, Otting (who was sworn in as Comptroller of the Currency by President Trump in November 2017) likened cryptocurrencies to trading cat’s eye … [Read more...] about U.S: Top Regulator Says Crypto Could Break Into Mainstream but Most Authorities Remain Conservative
Kanye West sent some members of the crypto space into a frenzy yesterday by tweeting a single word. Decentralize. We ask if celebrity endorsements are helpful to the space especially when it is unclear if the celebrity in question even understands the technology.The self-titled “greatest living rockstar” didn’t say any more on the subject and the tweet was one of many … [Read more...] about “Decentralize”: Kanye’s One Word Tweet Excites Crypto Fans but Do We Need Another Celebrity Endorsement?
Ripple, issuers of the third largest coin (by market capitalization in March 2018) has announced a private community event as part of next month’s Blockchain Week in New York City where Snoop Dogg is billed to perform. The VIP event is ticket only, but the company announced on Twitter that it would be giving away ten tickets to the winners of two contests:“Twitter Trivia” … [Read more...] about Snoop Dogg to Perform at Ripple Event: Are Celebrity Endorsements Good for Crypto?
Professional football is the world’s most popular sport. The industry is worth billions, knows no borders, and is followed passionately by people from all walks of life, but could a token aimed at football fans encourage widespread adoption? The BlocSide team believes their MVP token could do exactly that. What is BlocSide? In a nutshell, BlocSide is a platform that allows … [Read more...] about Could a Token Within Professional Football Encourage Widespread Adoption?
Venture capitalist Tim Draper is bullish on Bitcoin and believes it will reach $250,000 in the next four years.During a debate hosted by Intelligence Squared and the Adam Smith Society, Tim Draper was asked how Bitcoin compared with his previous tech investments in Hotmail, Skype, and Tesla. He replied bullishly, saying, “Bitcoin will be bigger than all three combined.” … [Read more...] about Tim Draper: More Secure in Bitcoin Than the Money Sitting in Wells Fargo
BlocSide Sports Ltd is looking to disrupt the world of football (soccer) and has recently launched the public sale of its MVP tokens. We take a closer look at the ICO and its roadmap. About BlocSide wants to develop an infrastructure to facilitate football-related transactions on the Blockchain. Their platform will provide an interactive marketplace designed exclusively for … [Read more...] about MVP: BlockSide Introduces the First Token for Professional Football
People who were invited from the commonwealth to live in the UK over 45 years ago are being asked to provide documentation of their citizenship. Many of these people don’t have or were never given such documents and now worry they could face deportation from the country they call home. In the last weeks of April, the UK media has been littered with stories about the Home … [Read more...] about UK: Windrush Scandal Highlights the Incompetence of Central Authorities
It has not been the best start to the year for crypto enthusiasts. All the news in Q1 seemed to be dominated by FUD as financial authorities slated crypto, high profile hacks seemed to doom the industry to a future of harsh regulation, and investors felt the effects of the bear market, but this is only half the story. If you’ve been looking in the right places, there are plenty … [Read more...] about The Future Is Bright for Crypto
Top crypto investors reportedly met with SEC officials to argue that the technology should be exempt from the financial watchdog’s oversight.According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures held a meeting with senior SEC officials on March 28. They met with the SEC to continue the ongoing debate over how cryptocurrencies … [Read more...] about Investors Want SEC to Exempt ICOs From Securities Regulations
Kraken co-founder Jesse Powell has responded to the inquiry launched by the New York Attorney General Office by calling it “insulting” and insists that Kraken will not respond.New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman sent 13 letters to crypto exchanges on April 17, 2018, asking exchanges to provide details of their operations claiming it was an attempt to increase … [Read more...] about Kraken CEO Will Not Respond to the NYAG’s “Insulting” Demands
The company that owns Pornhub, the world’s largest porn streaming website, has announced that it will be accepting crypto payments in the form of a little-known privacy coin, Verge (XGV).Mindgeek, the company that owns famous porn sites Brazzers and Pornhub, announced on April 17 that they would be accepting crypto as a method of payment for their premium services. … [Read more...] about Pornhub Accepts Crypto but Claims It Will Pave the Way for Widespread Adoption Could Be Premature
Cambridge Analytica, the political data firm that has recently come under fire for allegedly using data acquired from Facebook to build profiles of voters, may have been planning to launch their own ICO. According to a report in the New York Times, Cambridge Analytica (the London-based data firm involved with the recent Facebook scandal) have been planning to make a quiet move … [Read more...] about Cambridge Analytica: Notorious Data Firm Planned an ICO
One problem that hinders widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies is how inaccessible they are to the layman. Without first learning how to set up a wallet and how to purchase coins from an exchange, most people would have no idea where to start.Crypico offers a solution, a free-to-use platform that allows skilled freelancers to use their skills to earn a crypto of their … [Read more...] about Can a Decentralized Freelance Platform Bring Crypto to the Masses?
The Chief of IMF (the world’s leading financial authority) Christine Lagarde has praised Bitcoin saying that it could have a “significant impact on how we save, invest, and pay our bills.”IMF Chief Christine Lagarde published a blog post on Monday called “An Even-handed Approach to Crypto-Assets” in which she discusses the merits of Bitcoin and how cryptocurrency could … [Read more...] about IMF Chief: Even-Handed Approach Could Allow Crypto to Change the Word of Finance
New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, launched an inquiry into crypto markets on Tuesday. The initiative aims to protect consumers who, according to Schneiderman, often lack the “basic facts” about how these trading platforms operate. On April 17, 2018, New York announced the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative — an inquiry that seeks to make the operations and … [Read more...] about New York Attorney General Launches Crypto Market Inquiry
Alex Miles is the CEO of VINchain, a project that aims to disrupt the automobile market and make roads safer for all by launching transparent vehicle histories built on the blockchain. Crypto Disrupt spoke with Miles about the VINchain project’s development, and how it will achieve its goal of revolutionizing the industry.CD: So, where did the idea for VINchain come … [Read more...] about Interview: Alex Miles, CEO of VINchain