Bartering Issues Solved By Blockchain

Article was originally published at MintDice. While cryptocurrency is currently the center of the hype in the finance sector, most big industry players are gravitating towards its underlying technology: blockchain. Several top-tier executives like Warren Buffett have been pushing the “Blockchain not Bitcoin” mantra which other’s have adopted. Such executives believe that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are […]

Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin is a digital currency that was launched in 2009, with the intention carrying out effective online transaction by bypassing the control of any central authority like banks or government thus making it a decentralized asset. This cryptocurrency is stored in a peer to peer network known as a blockchain than being stored in a […]

Economists’ Take on Why It Is (Or Isn’t) Worth Investing After the Bitcoin Dip

Article was originally published at CoinCentral.   Compared to January 2018, cryptocurrency prices have been down somewhat in recent months. The so-called bitcoin dip has created some skepticism amongst some investors. Is this just a short-term hiccup or part of a larger trend? With constant media coverage about prices “near zero,” many investors are asking […]

A cryptocurrency is making huge inroads in Venezuela as inflation runs wild — and it’s not bitcoin or the Petro

Ryan Taylor/Dash Core Group Venezuela is currently suffering from hyperinflation and the president recently devalued the currency by 95%. Locals are turning to cryptocurrencies as a more stable store of value and means to transact. 200 merchants per month are signing up to accept Dash in Venezuela, according to the Dash Core Group, and the […]

Bitcoin and ether are both down more than two-thirds from their peaks

Enlarge / Ether, the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network. (credit: https://ethereumprice.org/) Ether, the currency of the Ethereum network, has plunged 9 percent over the last 24 hours. The virtual currency is now worth about $ 290—the first time it has been below $ 300 this year. The declining price is part of a broader cryptocurrency […]

High Times to Accept Crypto in Upcoming IPO

Article was originally published on CoinCentral. High Times is high on crypto. The magazine famous for promoting counterculture and the legalization of marijuana is set to become the first company to accept Bitcoin and Ethereum in it’s upcoming IPO. CEO of High Times, Adam Levine, says the initiative will broaden the pool of potential investors. “High Times has been at the […]

Bitcoin Cash vs. Bitcoin | The Pros and Cons

Article was originally published at CoinCentral. Bitcoin Cash vs. Bitcoin The history between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash is a contentious one, but we’re here to look at the advantages and disadvantages of each coin moving forward. We’ll examine the value proposition of each and their vastly different approaches to scaling. We’ll also dissect branding and levels of […]

Crypto Investors own 15 Percent of NY Bank Deposits

Article was originally published at MintDice. While most banks are still steering clear of Bitcoin, Metropolitan Commercial Bank seems to have embarked on the road less traveled. A commercial bank based in New York, Metropolitan recently shared the fact that cryptocurrency investors and clients make more than 15 percent of their deposit transactions. Metropolitan plans to keep moving […]

Here’s how long bitcoin investors plan to hold on

Bogdan Cristel/Reuters Way more crypto investors than many outsiders would think actually have confidence in crypto’s long-term fundamentals. Still, there are concerns in the market.  Security in crypto exchanges looms as a big risk.  How Long Do Investors Plan to Hold Onto Bitcoin? Did investors buy bitcoin because it was trendy, or are they committed […]