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?
Crypto Disrupt previously reported on a debate hosted by Intelligence Squared during which venture capitalist, Tim Draper, asserted that Bitcoin was going to be bigger than the Iron Age, the Renaissance, and the Internet.During the debate, Draper dismissed the notion that Bitcoin is a bubble, reminding the audience that people thought the internet was a bubble in its early … [Read more...] about Millenials Will Shape the Future of Cryptocurrency
The up-and-coming exchange RightBTC has announced that it will be running for the Tron Super Representative Election. The election, which takes place on June 26, 2018, will be a major step towards radically changing the way the Tron ecosystem will be governed.RightBTC is one of only a handful of other exchange-based candidates in the running, giving it a competitive … [Read more...] about RightBTC Runs for Tron Super Representative Election
Nasdaq CEO, Adena Friedman, told CNBC April 25, 2018, that investors are expecting a more regulated market for digital currencies to ensure they are treated fairly. Friedman believes digital currencies are here to stay, and in time, Nasdaq would be prepared to include them in their exchange.“I believe that digital currencies will continue to persist it's just a matter of … [Read more...] about Nasdaq CEO Prepared to Consider a Role in Regulating Digital Currencies
When people first choose to join the world of cryptocurrency, they usually start by signing up for the huge exchanges that stock most common coins. For the beginner, this is generally enough to satisfy them as it gives them numerous amounts of coins and tokens to buy and sell, but once you get more comfortable with the industry, you find that these exchanges are not enough. … [Read more...] about Smaller Exchanges Are a Necessary Element of the Crypto Community
Police in China have reportedly seized 600 bitcoin mining computers found in the city of Tianjin. The seizure happened momentarily after an abnormal surge of electricity was noted on the local power grid. The incident is being reported as the 'largest power theft case in recent years' within the country.Cryptocurrency mining is a heavily restricted activity in China because … [Read more...] about 600 Computers Seized by Chinese Police for Mining Bitcoin
Nexon, one of the largest and most prominent Korean gaming corporates, could be finalizing a deal to acquire the Bitstamp exchange, according to sources from Business Insider. It is not clear what Nexon plans to do with the exchange, but there is a suggestion that they may be looking to incorporate cryptocurrency into their gaming environment— possibly for the use of … [Read more...] about Nexon to Aquire Bitstamp – One of the Oldest Exchanges Still Running
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?
BTC reached highs in late December of nearly $20,000 before being pummelled back down to $6000 by February. The move had many investors spooked and those who entered the market in this period could have been wiped out. However, for long-term BTC holders, these declines have been seen before and are somewhat unexpected.BTC is currently up 27% so far in April, and this is … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Rises Amid Financial Carnage
In a press release, Changelly announced that they have partnered with Binance. One of the major perks of this relationship is that it allows Changelly to offer more instant cryptocurrency transfers through its website. Both companies were able to meet together easily as they both have locations in Malta— Changpeng Zhao (Binance CEO) and Konstantin Gladych (Changelly CEO) spoke … [Read more...] about Changelly and Binance Enter Into Partnership
Crypto Disrupt has previously reported that Google was responsible for the Binance exchange API hack by presenting the phishing site at the top of their ranked sites. Bing is also responsible for the loss of thousands of litecoins. Crypto Disrupt reported April 23, 2018, that an American litecoin owner had been hacked to the tune of $350,000.When the article was published, … [Read more...] about Google and Bing Help Hackers to Steal Your Crypto
One of Binance's most desired features has finally been released: an option to convert small balances of coins into BNB tokens (Binance's own currency). Small balances, also referred to as dust, often occur after a trade has taken place on the exchange. They are generally below the value of $5.00 and can be frustrating considering how they are too small for much to be done with … [Read more...] about Binance Finally Allows People to Convert Dust to BNB
The trading service RightBTC released their official API on April 20, 2018. Their API will allow developers to take advantage of RightBTC's balance, order, deposit, and withdrawal features, essentially providing all the building blocks for somebody to make their own lightweight exchange that plugs into RightBTC's main code.In their press release, RightBTC made it clear that … [Read more...] about RightBTC Release Their Official API
With the global market cap over $400 billion and Bitcoin over the price of $9000 again, it is fair to say that we could be heading into a huge bull market. The question is, will it be more impressive than the bull market of late 2017?During late 2017, we saw the prices of most coins and tokens rise significantly, reaching all-time highs that some thought was impossible— … [Read more...] about Could Bitcoin and Ethereum Double in Price?
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?
Twitter and Reddit are littered with warnings of a DNS hack of Google servers that is redirecting the MyEtherWallet (MEW) website to a fake site. DO NOT TRY TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE UNTIL THE SERVERS ARE CONFIRMED AS SAFE TO USE. The fake site is believed to be in Russia and sending ether to the hacker’s wallet. There are suggestions that the hacker is trying to cash out on the … [Read more...] about Google DNS Hack Compromises MyEtherWallet
In March 2018, Reddit user, exab, published the statistics for Lightning Network (LN) nodes compared with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) nodes. At the time, the user stated that there were 1323 mainnet LN nodes and 1280 BCH nodes, but other Reddit users pointed out that the total for BCH nodes only included Adjustable Block Size (ABC) nodes. When Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitcoin XT nodes were … [Read more...] about More Lightning Network Nodes Than Bitcoin Cash Nodes
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
For the last few years, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology has been used in conjunction with the content creation industry. Services like Steemit, Po.et, and Storj, are already changing the way we interact with the information we come across online. One of the reasons Steemit, in particular, gained popularity is because it gave content creators a way to monetize their … [Read more...] about U Network: Investing in Content
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