Tag: cryptocurrency

The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims’ Bitcoin

It was the Lehman Brothers of blockchain. 850,000 Bitcoin disappeared when cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox imploded in 2014 after a series of hacks. The incident cemented the industry’s reputation as frighteningly insecure. Now a controversial crypto celebrity named Brock Pierce is trying to get the Mt. Gox flameout’s 24,000 victims their money back and build a […]

Digital Transformation in Finance

Digital?—?the buzzword used or over-used for quite some time now, brings in a huge impact on the financial & banking industry. Digitalization or Digital transformation is nothing but the restyling of financial services. Right from customer

A Cryptocurrency Freedom Manifesto — Is it Too Late for Bitcoin?

Dec 31, 2018 A lot has happened since Satoshi Nakamoto introduced Bitcoin in a white paper in 2008 following the financial crisis. Part of his motivation at the time was to have an electronic based

NYSE operator’s crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M

Venture capitalists remain bullish on Bitcoin and its underlying technology despite sinking crypto prices.

Why Cryptocurrency Will Probably Not Substitute Real Money In The Nearest Future?

Well, because people have fear… we always fear the unknown, right?. And Blockchains and cryptocurrencies are still too complicated to be understood by the masses. Some time it is difficult to completely understand how they

What does it take to make your own blockchain explorer?

Even though the bear market is quite strong lately and there may not be much interest in the space, this is still arguably a great time to build new and cool things that may or

CFTC Issues Smart Contracts Primer And Swiss Crypto ETP Beats Gold, Crude Oil, And Silver

The market is in green for the second consecutive day, with Bitcoin posting its biggest 24-hour gains in 7 months. Bitcoin closed at $4,257 yesterday, gaining 11.43%. This is the biggest single-day gain since April

Thoughts on Calling the Bottom?—?Bitcoin

In a tough market, people seek solace in anyone that can offer a semi-coherent theory on when things will turn. Yet bulls calling for imminent rallies to new heights are met with the repeated disappointment

How We’re Using Machine Learning and Trading Bots to Predict Crypto Prices

W e just launched AlgoHive, an open-source project to crowdsource the prediction of cryptocurrency prices and automate crypto trading. We are now sharing our vision towards where our project is headed. In short we’d like

Bitcoin Is Money

TLDR: Money is a tool for recording value exchanged among economic participants. One way to record such value is in a digital ledger. Bitcoin is the first digital ledger to figure out how to prevent

Which stablecoin type will survive the financial apocalypse

Stablecoins, the holy grail of every exchange that can’t work with traditional fiat currencies. After Tether’s USDT, that has been the stablecoin of choice for many years, suffered from severe rumors that the highly controversial

The Next Stage of Crypto: Source of Value

There’s a lot of talk revolving around Bitcoin’s transition from digital money to a store-of-value. The crypto market is dominated by speculators and money-making interests, which up to now has been the primary driver for

Are Dating Apps Killing Romance?

Swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe… This sums up dating apps today. Endless swiping leading to a few matches, then less matches you decide to have a meaningful conversation with and eventually one or two people you

Is the Merchant’s dream a mirage?

Lit, the Lightning underdog The Lit Lightning Network is one implementation of the Lightning Network that has been somewhat on the background. It is being developed by the MIT DCI and has a working implementation