Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: South Korea Rises, Cryptocurrencies Falter

[ad_1] The week began with news that Twitter’s ban on cryptocurrency ads was taking effect immediately, affecting an industry already taking a hit in interest worldwide. Studies are showing that internet searches are on the decline. But things are looking a little more optimistic in areas like South Korea, which seems poised for growth. Indeed, … Read more

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bittrex Introduces Stable Tether-to-TrueUSD Pairing

[ad_1] Bittrex, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has issued a trading pair between tether (USDT) and TrueUSD (TUSD), two stable tokens pegged to the U.S. dollar. While tether is issued by Tether, TrueUSD is issued by TrustToken. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, stable tokens are pegged to the value of traditional money. In this case, tether and TrueUSD are … Read more

Intel Releases Patent for New Cryptocurrency Mining Accelerator

[ad_1] 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 … Read more

Hong Kong Exchange OKEx Rolls Back Futures Transactions

[ad_1] Hong Kong–based cryptocurrency trading platform OKEx announced on March 30 that it was rolling back on all futures transactions due to what executives deemed an “irregular sell-off.” The exchange issued the following statement on its support page: To prevent forced-liquidations due to price differences after the settlements in ‘bi-weekly’ and ‘quarterly’ futures contracts, we … Read more

Op Ed: France’s Emerging Cryptocurrency Policy Appears Optimistically Vague

[ad_1] On March 19, 2018, in an op-ed published by the French news website, Numerama, France’s Minister of Finance and Economics, Bruno Le Maire wrote what appears, at least at first glance, to be an uncharacteristically optimistic exposition on the profound and pioneering nature of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology: “A revolution is underway, of which … Read more

Cryptocurrency Interest: Is It on the Decline, and Could It Spike Again?

[ad_1] Has cryptocurrency lost its footing? Following a three-month period of drooping prices, it appears interest in bitcoin and digital currencies is falling to new lows, and the market value is sinking along with it. Most major data stems from online searches and Google Trends. One source claims that searches relating to bitcoin and cryptocurrency have slumped … Read more

Newegg to Accept Bitcoin Payments from Canadian Customers

[ad_1] Newegg Inc., the online e-commerce site that is rivaling Amazon for sales in technical equipment and electronics, is expanding its payment options to include bitcoin for its customers in Canada. Apparently unfazed by recent price volatility and citing “the increasing mainstream awareness of cryptocurrencies,” Newegg is showing its confidence in the future of the … Read more

Why Token Curated Registries Could Become the Lists of the Future

[ad_1] People have a fetish for lists: frequent versus infrequent; business versus personal. There are grocery lists, to-do lists, bucket lists, Oscar nomination lists, top charts, top movies and top restaurants. By utilizing blockchain technology, token-curated registries (TCRs), that is, decentralized lists created with underlying economic incentives, have the potential to increase the accuracy and … Read more