Ready Steady Go: On Your Marks for the Stablecoin Steeple Chase

Ready Steady Go: On Your Marks for the Stablecoin Steeple Chase

With Japanese regulators confirming that stablecoins do not fit the definition of cryptocurrencies outlined in the country’s Payment Services Act, the stablecoin chase seems well and truly on in that country and, so it appears, everywhere else. As Bitcoin News reported yesterday, according to the FSA, firms issuing stablecoins in Japan need not register for […]

Ethereum ERC-20 Creator Proposes Reversible ICOs

Creator Of Ethereum ERC-20 Protocol Developing Reversible ICOs

The creator of the Ethereum ERC-20 token standard, Fabian Vogelsteller, is proposing new technology which will make initial coin offerings (ICOs) reversible, meaning investors can withdraw their funds from the ICO at any time. This will give investors full protection, which would eliminate fraud. This new form of crowdfunding might be called RICO, which stands […]

Johnny Depp Out, Michael Keaton to Play John McAfee in Film Project

Michael Keaton, Not Johnny Depp, to Play John McAfee in Film Project

Film veteran Michael Keaton will feature in a film about the life of controversial crypto advocate John McAfee, the man who made millions creating antivirus software, replacing the original actor identified, Johnny Depp. It now appears all was not quite so calm leading up to the final cast selection. The latest confirmation is that Michael Keaton will […]

Paper Claiming Bitcoin Will Cause Catastrophic Global Warming Filled with Inaccuracies

Scientific Paper Says Bitcoin Will Cause Catastrophic Global Warming, Except It Is Filled With Inaccuracies

A new paper published in scientific journal Nature titled ‘Bitcoin emissions alone could push global warming above 2 °C’ appears to be filled with inaccuracies that misdirect this dire prediction.  The Paris Agreement was signed by 176 countries and is designed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions so anthropogenic global warming does not exceed 2 °C, which some […]

German Financial Regulator Aims to Regulate Crypto but Faces Challenges

German Financial Regulator Aims to Regulate Crypto but Faces Challenges

German financial watchdog BaFin is showing intention of increasing regulation of cryptocurrencies and ICOs in the country as Bitcoin trading volumes increase with time. But the organization is currently struggling to implementing the right regulations because of recent court decisions and lack of consensus on the matter among regional regulators. While the government has so […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 31st October 2018

Daily Podcast: The New Free and Convenient Way to Listen to the Latest Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News

Listen to the 31 October 2018 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url=”https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1645035/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-9-31%2F5498111-44100-2-5472fbf5fcddd.mp3″] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we discuss a paper which says Bitcoin will cause catastrophic global warming, and how this paper is completely inaccurate. Learn about reversible ICOs, and how the frequency of Bitcoin transactions has increased 50% since April 2018 […]

Coinbase Valuation Hits $8 Billion Following $300 Million Investment

Coinbase Valuation Hits USD 8 Billion Following USD 300 Million Investment

Coinbase, the largest crypto exchange headquartered in the United States, now has a valuation of over USD 8 billion following USD 300 million of investments during the Series E equity round. This is a 433% increase of Coinbase’s valuation, which was USD 1.5 billion in the summer of 2017. This investment round was led by […]

US Study Reveals Contentious Opinions on Bitcoin Campaign Donations

US Study Reveals Contentious Opinions on Bitcoin Campaign Donations

A recent study that gauged voter opinions of cryptocurrencies in US political campaign donations has revealed positive yet cautious sentiments. The survey conducted by research firm Clovr gathered the views of 1,023 registered US voters across a number of areas including financial stability, legality, foreign interference, and political misuse. The results were then further filtered […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 30th October 2018, Exclusive Interview With CryptoCare

Daily Podcast: The New Free and Convenient Way to Listen to the Latest Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News

Listen to the 30 October 2018 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url=”https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1639731/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-9-30%2F5476566-44100-2-cd61175aab296.mp3″] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we do an exclusive interview with the co-founders of CryptoCare, a brand new charity platform that runs on the Ethereum network. CryptoCare offers digital collectibles called CryptoCare Pals, similar to CryptoKitties, to make charitable giving exciting. […]

Dubai Gets First Government-Endorsed Blockchain Platform

Dubai Gets First Government-Endorsed Blockchain Platform

IBM has launched yet another blockchain solution to its rapidly expanding range of applications, this time with Emirates company Smart Dubai. The Dubai government has got behind Smart Dubai and IBM’s “Dubai Blockchain Platform”, endorsing it as the first of its kind, not only in the UAE but in the whole of the Middle East. The […]