The year of 2018 has so far brought not a great deal of good fortune for cryptocurrency investors, as the market has pulled back almost 70% from all-time highs reached at the end of 2017. Still, there are some positive signs for Bitcoin enthusiasts as the biggest cryptocurrency in the industry continues to claw back market share from its competitors. Bitcoin Regains Control At … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Market Share at Highest This Year
If you regularly pay attention to the markets, you probably have already seen the recent flash drop which has hit the industry. In the space of just 24 hours (from August 7 to August 8), the global market cap has fallen by 14%, leaving us at $221 Billion. This is the lowest that the global market cap has fallen to in the entirety of 2018. It is a stark reminder that we are … [Read more...] about Bear Market: Ethereum Predicted for Major Fall
The last few days in the crypto markets have been stressful and hectic. There have been multiple drops throughout the week, such as on August 1, August 3, and again on August 4. While constant declines are not unusual in any market (let alone cryptocurrency) it is still worth discussing. Bitcoin ETF and the crypto markets The recent talk of Bitcoin ETF proposals has both … [Read more...] about A Recap of This Week’s Crypto Markets
Digital Rights Management (DRM) relates to the ownership of digital assets. Initially, Steam was a major development in terms of digital rights for game developers, who could gain exposure to a wider audience without having to go to a large publishing company. These companies would typically take an unnecessary percentage of profits.Traditionally, these developers have seen … [Read more...] about Digital Rights Management – Why Steam Needs Blockchain
A recent piece by Robert Fisk that was published in The Independent shined a light on the murky records that follow arms around the world. Blockchain oversight could help governments and NGO's to make sure that arms aren't being delivered to middlemen that will pass the weapons along to terrorists, or other parties that aren't supposed to have access to dangerous … [Read more...] about Blockchain Oversight Could Change Arms Trade
The People's Republic of China is currently working on its own Chinese cryptocurrency, and the effects are bound to shake up the global economy.Many countries, such as Turkey and Iran, are also considering the launch of a state-backed cryptocurrency. Others, such as Venezuela, have been forced to launch one due to geopolitical factors. If a political power such as China, … [Read more...] about Will the Chinese Cryptocurrency Overtake Bitcoin?
Blockchain accountability is one of the most important features that blockchain technology offers people. Responsibility is an important part of any social structure. Lies, obstructions, and censorship destroy the obligation of responsibility. Blockchain accountability looks like it is catching on in places where information can be easily covered-up.China is a vibrant … [Read more...] about Blockchain Accountability Could Change how News, Government Function
Dfinity has interesting ideas that could solve many of the issues in the crypto space. The project has been billed as a crypto for the age of internet 3.0. According to Dfinity, they are the third generation of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin was the first generation, and ether was the second.The non-profit organization that owns Dfinity is based in Switzerland and has raised more … [Read more...] about Dfinity Attracts Interest From Major Investors With DLT-Based Cloud Platform
Metaverse ETP is an ambitious project based in China that is setting out to rival a host of cryptocurrencies. The project is called Metaverse, and the token is the Metaverse ETP. The project went live in 2017. What is Metaverse ETP? Metaverse is providing digital financial services through Blockchain as a Service (BaaS), and are combining a number of different ideas into one … [Read more...] about Metaverse ETP – Gold or Garbage?
The past few days have seen a departure from the usual procedure where the Bitcoin price is tied to altcoin prices and their movements in the market. In fact, when Bitcoin shot up to the $7,500 level in a matter of minutes on Tuesday, other coins followed suit with some such as Stellar and Cardano increasing by considerable margins – actually by as much as 25%, the situation … [Read more...] about Special Saturday Market Analysis – Bitcoin Holds on to Gains While Altcoin Prices Falter
Blockchain healthcare applications go well beyond making payments to healthcare providers. Medical records are vital to ensuring a great quality of care. In most cases, access to these records is restricted for security reasons. The unfortunate side effect of this secrecy is a lack of access in an emergency situation. Blockchain healthcare record keeping could be a solution to … [Read more...] about Blockchain Healthcare Records Could Save Lives
The cryptocurrency markets had a good day on Monday after a long period of decline. The Bitcoin price was up to $6,600 as turnover increased quite substantially. The announcement that the multinational giant BlackRock could be interested in cryptocurrencies may have had something to do with the price rise. Bitcoin Cash recovered very well from its sub $700 levels and was … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Price Recovers to $6,600 Levels – EOS Also Shows Upward Trajectory
Despite a seven percent fall since the last time Christopher Matta claimed that bitcoin investment was something he’d even recommend to his mother, the former Goldman Sachs executive remains bullish on the long-term future of crypto.“The bullish sentiment hasn’t changed over the last six months,” Matta claimed.“Regulators have started to step in. We think that more … [Read more...] about $6,000 Is a “Decent Entry Point” for Bitcoin Investment, Claims Former Goldman Sachs Executive
Cannabis was recently legalized in Canada at the federal level. Numerous cannabis blockchain platforms could become more popular as the cannabis industry expands. Although cannabis is still illegal at the federal level in the USA, that could be changing in the next few years as well.Cannabis blockchain synergies exist in many areas. The genetics that lies at the heart of … [Read more...] about Cannabis Blockchain Solutions Make Sense in Growing Sector
Do you think the money that you deposit in a bank is really yours? Well, guess what? it isn't. In most countries, the United States included, the money in your bank account is actually the property of the bank. When you open an account with a bank and deposit your money, you surrender legal title to your money.Fractional reserve banking isn't well understood by the public. … [Read more...] about Is the Money in Your Bank Account Really Yours?
After a torrid week, it looks like the cryptocurrency markets are perking up. We have seen a move in the top ten cryptocurrencies with most posting slight gains over the past 24 hours, and turnover also seems to have increased across the board. This lack of turnover has been seen as the major stumbling block for a corrective rally, and although customers on cryptocurrency … [Read more...] about Top Ten Cryptocurrencies Show Positive Movements
Blockchain and cannabis have a lot in common. They are both in a legal gray area. Cannabis is becoming legal in many places and in the USA it is legal in more than 30 states. At a federal level in the USA, it is not legal. This could change soon. For now, cannabis professionals in the USA need new ways to bank.In Canada the situation is different and blockchain could fill a … [Read more...] about Blockchain and Cannabis Industry Could Work Well Together
The cryptocurrency markets posted strong gains over the weekend and in the earlier part of the week with the total market cap now approaching the $300 billion mark. Bitcoin was significantly higher over the weekend period, reaching the $6,600 mark on Monday – a rise of almost 6%.Other leading cryptocurrencies also experienced strong gains. Ripple was up by well over 10% to … [Read more...] about Cryptocurrency Markets Post Strong Gains
In the last three years, the blockchain industry has been evolving beyond the standard concept of cryptocurrency. There are now hundreds of companies who are creating products which do not directly fit as competitors to either Bitcoin or Ethereum. Developers have learned that blockchain technology can be so much more versatile than what was once thought. At the Blockchain … [Read more...] about Blockchain and KYC – the Next Step in Decentralization
On the heels of Facebook’s u-turn on cryptocurrency ads, there’s been speculation over a possible Coinbase takeover by the social media giant.The move to amend the blanket ban was widely applauded by significant players within the industry, with the likes of UK managing director of eToro, Iqbal Gandham saying “Customer safety and education about the market should remain a … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Rumored Coinbase Takeover – the Implications