Ditch Google and Use a Bot Instead: Startup Says the Golden Era for Search Apps Is Over

As small businesses struggle to gain attention on Google and social media, a startup believes bots could enable them to hook up with customers #SPONSORED Source: Ditch Google and Use a Bot Instead: Startup Says the Golden Era for Search Apps Is OverContinue readingDitch Google and Use a Bot Instead: Startup Says the Golden Era for Search Apps Is Over

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange to Offer Bitcoin Futures with 20x Leverage

Hong Kong-based crypto exchange Coin Futures and Lending Exchange (CoinFLEX) has announced that it will be providing futures contracts for cryptocurrencies to Asian investors as from February 2019. CoinFLEX was launched in February 2018 as CoinfloorEX, a division of Coinfloor, the oldest British Bitcoin exchange. However, the venture has now announced that it will be breaking…Continue readingHong Kong Crypto Exchange to Offer Bitcoin Futures with 20x Leverage

Japan’s Financial Watchdog Might Approve Cryptocurrency ETFs After Saying No to Futures

The Financial Services Agency of Japan is considering approving exchange-traded funds which track digital assets, Bloomberg reports. According to sources who confided in Bloomberg, the financial regulator is at the moment gauging sector interest in exchange-traded funds tracking cryptocurrencies. This comes less than a month since the financial watchdog put aside plans for cryptocurrency futures.…Continue readingJapan’s Financial Watchdog Might Approve Cryptocurrency ETFs After Saying No to Futures

Nevada Issues Almost 1,000 Marriage Certificates on Ethereum, But Gov’t Acceptance Varies

Despite a proactive policy, blockchain is facing hurdles to acceptance at local government level in Nevada Source: Nevada Issues Almost 1,000 Marriage Certificates on Ethereum, But Gov’t Acceptance VariesContinue readingNevada Issues Almost 1,000 Marriage Certificates on Ethereum, But Gov’t Acceptance Varies

US Feds Raid Tech Hub for Unauthorized Crypto Trading: Report

Local media report that a Michigan science and tech hub has been raided by U.S. law enforcement because its founder was trading crypto Source: US Feds Raid Tech Hub for Unauthorized Crypto Trading: ReportContinue readingUS Feds Raid Tech Hub for Unauthorized Crypto Trading: Report

Coinbase De-Platforms Gab While Square Allows Bitcoin Withdrawals

Gab, an anti-censorship social media platform, has reportedly been de-platformed by Coinbase, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin wallets and exchanges. On January 5, the Gab team said the accounts of both Gab and Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab, were closed by Coinbase. As predicted: the on ramps and off ramps (exchanges) are going…Continue readingCoinbase De-Platforms Gab While Square Allows Bitcoin Withdrawals

Crypto VC Says Everyone’s Forgotten about Bitcoin: Why That’s Okay

Placeholder co-founder Chris Burniske says the mainstream has forgotten about bitcoin. However, that’s not something to be upset about — it’s a normal phase of crypto’s development into a market-ready technology. Bitcoin Once Again Niche amid ‘Crypto Winter’ Burniske likely refers to the media outlets who have stopped reporting on the crypto industry and also…Continue readingCrypto VC Says Everyone’s Forgotten about Bitcoin: Why That’s Okay

Bitcoin Transaction Fees Hit Three-Year Low as Lightning Network, SegWit Help BTC Scale

Bitcoin’s transaction fees have recently hit a low they hadn’t seen in over three years, as according to BitInfoCharts the median transaction fee on the flagship cryptocurrency’s network is just $0.029. As pointed out by cryptocurrency community researcher Kevin Rooke on Twitter, the Bitcoin network hadn’t had fees this low since October 2015, when it…Continue readingBitcoin Transaction Fees Hit Three-Year Low as Lightning Network, SegWit Help BTC Scale

Singapore Bitcoin Exchange BiteBTC.com Claims Data Center Fire on Proof of Keys Day: Exit Scam?

A bitcoin exchange in Singapore reported on January 3 that on New Year’s Day their data center experienced a “fire.” Fears of an exit scam began to mount. According to them, this fire results in 7% of users losing access to their accounts. The events coincided with the first annual Proof of Keys event. BiteBTC.com…Continue readingSingapore Bitcoin Exchange BiteBTC.com Claims Data Center Fire on Proof of Keys Day: Exit Scam?

Bitcoin Price Smashes Through $4,000 — Is a Breakout Imminent?

The bitcoin price on Sunday surged as high as 7.7 percent against the US dollar backed by a bullish yearly prediction. The bitcoin-to-dollar rate established its intraday peak at $4,085 but underwent a minor correction action to trade at $4,051 at press time. The pair had been attempting to break through $4,000 since December 28,…Continue readingBitcoin Price Smashes Through $4,000 — Is a Breakout Imminent?