Monthly Archives: March 2018

5 Altcoins with Major Events the week of April 1, 2018 (Gains Likely to Beat Bitcoin Returns!)

JakeTheCryptoKing · March 31, 2018 · 5:00 pm This past week has seen Bitcoin and many altcoins fluctuate dramatically. These significant fluctuations can be profited off of by trading or increasing one’s position in the underlying crypto. The upcoming week has major events for five cryptocurrencies: PRL, UKG, EOS, PKB, and BRD. The Market Conditions […]

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New ESMA Measures Impose 2:1 Restriction on Leverage for Crypto CFDs

Regulation The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced that it will impose restrictions on the leverage offered for contracts-for-difference (CFDs) and binary options offered to European retail investors. Under the new measures, the leverage offered on cryptocurrency CFDs will be limited to no more than 2:1. Also Read: PBOC to Strengthen Cryptocurrency Regulations in […]

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FBI Warns of Crypto Scammers Posing as Exchange Support Staff

Regulation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has published a document seeking to warn citizens of the increasing prevalence of scams executed through fraudulently posing as technical support staff for a company. The FBI’s notes that virtual currencies are becoming “increasingly targeted by tech support criminals.” Also Read: Mailchimp Latest Company to Ban Cryptocurrency Advertising Cryptocurrency […]

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Could Ford Enable Drivers to Pay in Crypto for Freedom of the Fast Lane?

Melanie Kramer · March 31, 2018 · 4:00 am A patent application filed by Ford describes a Cooperatively Managed Merge and Pass (CMMP) system that would allow drivers needing to travel quickly to use less congested lanes, and travel more freely, by paying other drivers in cryptocurrency. Other road users would move to slower moving […]

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Intel Releases Patent for New Cryptocurrency Mining Accelerator

Intel, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, has filed a patent for a new Bitcoin mining chip accelerator. Entitled “Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator with Optimized Message Digest and Message Scheduler Datapath,” the patent was originally submitted in September of 2016, but is now being released for the first time. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining has […]

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Bitcoin ATM Installed in Georgia Amid Growing Interest in Crypto

Featured A new automated teller machine now offers Georgians a fast and easy way to buy and sell bitcoin and litecoin. Support for bitcoin cash has been promised, and other cryptos will also be added in the future. The ATM has been set up at a burger restaurant in the heart of the Georgian capital […]

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Hacked Cryptocurrency Exchange Youbit Re-Emerges Amid Insurance Controversy

News Cryptocurrency exchange Youbit has reportedly re-emerged after a series of hacks and a bankruptcy filing, amid an insurance claim controversy and civil lawsuits. The exchange continues to operate after it was sold and renamed, local media reported. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies Insurance Claim Denied DB Insurance, one […]

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Closing on OKEX Due to Lack of Liquidity

Adam James · March 29, 2018 · 4:00 pm OKEX plans to shut down its Bitcoin Cash (BCH) market, as the floundering cryptocurrency struggles to keep up with Bitcoin’s Segwit. Lacking Liquidity In an announcement on the digital asset trading platform’s official website, OKEX is set to close its Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market in token trading […]

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Massachusetts Censures Five ICO Crypto Startups in a Single Day

Crowdfunding Crowdfunding in the United States is a most dangerous game. Massachusetts brought no fewer than five acts of censure on the same day this week. Censure is a formal legal settlement entered into, in this case, with crypto companies accused of financial law violations, and usually involve a Consent Order (to prevent further prosecution, […]

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