Tag: cryptocurrency

6 Reasons To Start Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

The world is undisputedly moving towards a digital ecosystem. Cryptocurrencies are a promising addition to that ecosystem providing unparalleled benefits to consumers and merchants. Digital currencies have become a hot topic in the past two years mostly due to the...

/ June 9, 2019

The Ongoing Fiasco and Mysterious Afterlife of QuadrigaCX

I’d say you were a little late to the cryptocurrency party if you haven’t heard about the ongoing catastrophe that’s been QuadrigaCX these past six months. QuadrigaCX was (note the past tense) Canada’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchange. During last...

/ May 12, 2019

Ledger Users Just Dodged a Bullet. Or Did They?

On April 25, Ledger cast a tweet to warn its users of a dangerous malware that replaces the Ledger Live application through a “fake update.” This incident highlights a critical flaw faced by most popular hardware wallets like Trezor and Ledger....

/ April 29, 2019

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...

/ February 7, 2019

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 services to machine learning, from...

/ January 2, 2019

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 currency that no one government...

/ January 1, 2019

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

The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency project Bakkt celebrated New Year’s Eve with the announcement of a $182.5 million equity round from a slew of notable institutional investors. ICE, the operator of several global exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, established...

/ January 1, 2019

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 work even for those who...

/ December 9, 2018

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 may not be useful in...

/ December 7, 2018

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 2018, when Bitcoin was trading...

/ November 29, 2018

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 experienced by doomsday cults waking...

/ November 17, 2018

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 to make our group learnings...

/ November 17, 2018

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 the State from destroying it....

/ November 13, 2018

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 token isn’t backed by real...

/ November 9, 2018