BTC, ETH, BCH, XRP, KRB - Bitcoin Chats & Forecasts


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

New Steam Game Offers One Bitcoin To First Player Who Cracks 24 ‘Enigmas’

New Steam Game Offers One Bitcoin To First Player Who Cracks 24 ‘Enigmas’

A new game offering 1 bitcoin - worth $9860 at press time - to the first player to solve its 24 puzzles will launch Feb. 20 amid rumors developers are linked to Bitcoin wallet recovery tool btcrecover.

Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma will feature an in-game world players navigate in the first person, solving 24 ‘enigmas’ in order to claim the ultimate prize.

The game is over once a player has solved all the puzzles for the first time, while the sale price of the game wi...


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

Japan’s Financial Regulator To Conduct Inspections Of 15 Unregistered Crypto Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Regulator To Conduct Inspections Of 15 Unregistered Crypto Exchanges

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) will conduct on-site inspections of 15 cryptocurrency exchanges that are currently awaiting registration in the aftermath of the Coincheck hack, the local news outlet The Japan Times wrote today, Feb. 16.

Japan-based crypto exchange Coincheck was hacked on Jan. 26 and around $530 mln in altcoin NEM was stolen.

As part of Japan’s legalization of Bitcoin (BTC) as a payment method in April 2017, crypto exchanges must be registered by...


Kevin Helms  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

US Regulator Warns Against Pump-and-Dumps and Advises How to Buy Crypto

US Regulator Warns Against Pump-and-Dumps and Advises How to Buy Crypto

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued its first warning against pump-and-dump schemes involving cryptocurrencies while giving advice on how to buy crypto. This warning follows previous warnings by two other U.S. regulators.

Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies

CFTC’s Warning

The CFTC issued a Customer Protection Advisory on Thursday to warn the public to “beware of and avoid pump-and-dump schemes that...



Christine Masters  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

CV Market Watch™: Weekly Trading Overview (2-9 February)

CV Market Watch™: Weekly Trading Overview (2-9 February) The past period saw the markets recover from the recent sell-off, as Bitcoin headed for $10,000 again.

In the past week, the period of panic did not repeat, and some assets started growing again, either in bursts, or more gradually.

Bitcoin (BTC) was clearly on the mend, although still every downturn caused some jitters. On Friday, BTC traded at $9.963.90, up more than 21% this week, and gains were slower. Still, the recovery from below $8,000 has been encouraging. As altcoins...


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

Vitalik Buterin To Advise New ‘Ethereum Community Fund’ Sponsoring ETH Infrastructure

Vitalik Buterin To Advise New ‘Ethereum Community Fund’ Sponsoring ETH Infrastructure

Several large Ethereum-based projects have come together to create the Ethereum Community Fund (EFC), a vehicle to connect and fund the growth of Ethereum (ETH) infrastructure, according to the EFC website.

The founding members of the EFC are OmiseGo, Cosmos, Golem, Maker, Global Brain Blockchain Labs, and Raiden.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum Foundation executive director Ayako Miyaguchi, and OmiseGo managing director Vansa Chatikavanij will join the pr...


CoinDesk  | 

Silent No More: Ethereum Users Spurn Recovery Code

Silent No More: Ethereum Users Spurn Recovery Code

The ethereum community has broken its silence over a move to better facilitate the return of funds lost on the platform.

In wake of the departure of ethereum developer Yoichi Hirai, who resigned from his role supervising the software's changes Thursday, community members have stormed Github in resounding rejection of the controversial proposal over which he left his post.

In the last 24 hours, over 80 comments have been posted to the blockchain network's official GitHub, with m...


Christine Masters  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

WAVES Rallies as Sasha Ivanov Gives Hints on Ecosystem to Come

WAVES Rallies as Sasha Ivanov Gives Hints on Ecosystem to Come WAVES is seeing higher market prices and renewed optimism as January sell-offs have reversed.

The WAVES platform is preparing for an active year, as recently its founder, Sasha Ivanov, released his vision about the blockchain ecosystem in a blog. He believes that blockchain technologies are on the verge of mainstream adoption, but projects have to really work on presenting visible results and use cases.

"The goal of Waves platform has always been a creation of a blockchain eco...



Cointelegraph.com News  | 

Japan: Crypto Group Merger For Self-Regulation Is ‘Not Fact’ Says Executive Director

Japan: Crypto Group Merger For Self-Regulation Is ‘Not Fact’ Says Executive Director

Japan’s two cryptocurrency industry groups will reportedly merge to form a legally-sanctioned self-regulatory body following talks held Thursday, Feb. 15.

The Japan Blockchain Association (JBA) and Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA) should become a singular entity from April 1, mainstream media suggest.

The move follows demands from regulators that only one body make legal decisions, part of requirements which became law a year previously in April 2017 whe...


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

Bitcoin Foundation’s Llew Claasen Says Bitcoin Will Hit $40,000, 90% Of Altcoins Will Fail

Bitcoin Foundation’s Llew Claasen Says Bitcoin Will Hit $40,000, 90% Of Altcoins Will Fail

The executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation Llew Claasen predicted that the price of Bitcoin will hit $40,000 by the end of 2018, while 90% of all other cryptocurrency projects will fail, Business Insider reported Feb. 15.

As Claasen stated at the Startup Grind conference which took place Feb. 12-14, this failure will be caused by investors taking too much risk investing in cryptocurrency projects which later turn out to be scams.

Only a month and a half into 2018,...


Miguel Gomez  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Western Union Hops on Ripple-Driven Blockchain Train

Western Union Hops on Ripple-Driven Blockchain Train Western Union's CEO said during an earnings call this week the company is testing Ripple's network and XRP for facilitating money transfers.

In a world where money is traversing the globe at breakneck speed, Western Union wishes to take things a step further by tapping a blockchain-based infrastructure. The company is looking into Ripple’s platform as a way of settling payments with more fluidity and possibly lower fees, Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek disclosed during an earnings call...


Anatol Antonovici  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

CFTC Warns on Crypto Pump-and-Dump Schemes

CFTC Warns on Crypto Pump-and-Dump Schemes The US CFTC has issued a warning on virtual currency pump-and-dump schemes, saying that fraudsters inflate the price artificially and then sell their tokens at the peaks.

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published on Thursday a warning statement on “pump-and-dump” schemes in cryptocurrency markets. These schemes are based on creating artificial demand for certain coins so that fraudsters can quickly cash in to benefit from the inflated rates.

“As with many on...



Japanses Exchange Coincheck Faces Lawsuit from its Investors

Japanses Exchange Coincheck Faces Lawsuit from its Investors

Investors have opened legal proceedings against embattled Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck.

The Tokyo based platform was the victim of a major hack last month, with a reported loss of $530 million worth of XEM. The platform quickly closed both fiat and cryptocurrency withdrawals following the breach, in an attempt to prevent further possible loss. Whilst Yen withdrawals reopened on Tuesday, cryptocurrency withdrawals, leaving users in the lurch.

This week, seven affect...


CoinDesk  | 

Bitcoin Cash Hits $1.5K Amid Short-Term Bull Reversal

Bitcoin Cash Hits $1.5K Amid Short-Term Bull Reversal

Bitcoin cash has rallied more than 96 percent from recent lows, but still remains trapped in a bearish pattern, the technical charts indicate.

As of writing, bitcoin cash (BCH) is trading at $1,500, as per data source CoinMarketCap. The world's fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has appreciated by 11 percent in the last 24 hours, making it the biggest gainer among the top 10 cryptocurrencies.

The sharp recovery from the Feb. 6 low of $764 is pretty much in l...


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

From Gibraltar to Australia: How Countries Approach ICOs

From Gibraltar to Australia: How Countries Approach ICOs

With Blockchain came Bitcoin, which spawned Ethereum, this led to a few other major coins either forking off or being born a new in the crypto space. As this ecosystem has grown, however, there has been a boom in more cryptocurrencies being created; the ICO boom.

As more and more companies participate in ICO’s as a fundraising tool and draw in even more interest from individuals and investors, governments and regulators have started taking notice. The issue is, these hitherto...


Kevin Helms  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Japanese Crypto Associations Merging to Restore Trust Across the Industry

Japanese Crypto Associations Merging to Restore Trust Across the Industry

Japan’s two cryptocurrency associations have reportedly decided to merge in order to restore trust in the industry and accelerate self-imposed rules. Once approved by the Japanese financial regulator, the new organization will have the power to set penalties for breaches of self-regulation.

Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies

Two Crypto Associations Merging

Japan currently has two cryptocurrency industry associations: the Japa...



Cointelegraph.com News  | 

Tether Creates Over 146 Mln New EUR, USD Tokens Based On Ethereum Blockchain

Tether Creates Over 146 Mln New EUR, USD Tokens Based On Ethereum Blockchain

Tether has launched a fresh round of token creation, this month adding 86 mln euro-pegged EURT and 60.1mln dollar-pegged USDT to its issuance as Finance Magnates reports Feb. 15.

Both tokens are issued on Ethereum, with two wallets currently showing the ongoing activity as Tether continues to face mixed press following volatility.

Finance Magnates quoted an earlier announcement last September from Bitfinex sister exchange Ethfinex, the new tokens form part of a new coll...


CoinDesk  | 

Japan's Finance Watchdog to Inspect 15 Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges

Japan's Finance Watchdog to Inspect 15 Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges

The Japanese government said today that inspections will take place at 15 unlicensed cryptocurrency exchanges in light of a recent major hack.

According to the Japan Times, the country's financial services minister Taro Aso said at a news briefing that on-site inspections will take place at the exchange providers that have filed for licenses but have not yet been approved.

The move comes after the Coincheck exchange lost NEM tokens worth $533 million at the time in a major brea...


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

Research Shows British Companies Are Diversifying Crypto Stockpiles, No Longer BTC-Focused

Research Shows British Companies Are Diversifying Crypto Stockpiles, No Longer BTC-Focused

Technology services company Citrix has commissioned a One Poll study that shows that 50 percent of British business are stockpiling cryptocurrencies, but only 7 percent invest in Bitcoin (BTC) exclusively, according to Citrix’s official blog.

Who was surveyed?

The study surveyed 750 “IT decision makers” in British business that had 250 or more people on staff. These businesses surveyed reported an average of owning 24 BTC, which equals around $230,000 at press time.

What co...

CoinDesk  | 

Pullback on the Cards? Bitcoin Finds Weak Hands Above $10K

Pullback on the Cards? Bitcoin Finds Weak Hands Above $10K

Having found weak hands above the $10,200 mark in Asian hours, bitcoin has slipped back into four figures.

The cryptocurrency rose above $10,000 at 17:29 UTC yesterday, but ran into offers at $10,218 and dropped to $9,865.29 at 21:59 UTC. Another attempt to score gains above the $10,000 mark ran out of steam at a high of $10,293.44 at 02:14 UTC. As of writing, CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) is seen at $9,960.

Despite the pullback from a 16-day high of $10,293.44, the cryp...



Austrian Scam Optioment Causes Victims Lose Over 12,000 BTC ($115 Million)

Austrian Scam Optioment Causes Victims Lose Over 12,000 BTC ($115 Million)

An alleged scam involving investments in bitcoin in Austria has reportedly affected over ten thousand investors in the country and around Europe.

Details are emerging about an Austrian investment scheme, dubbed “Optioment”, where its operators have reportedly stolen some 12,000 bitcoins (approx. $116 million in current prices) from over 10,000 victims invested in the scheme. The scheme ran a website, now offline, claiming to be a ‘premier global Bitcoin investment product’ stemming fro...


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

Accidental Charges Lead To Coinbase Users Losing Thousands Of Dollars, Refunds Promised

Accidental Charges Lead To Coinbase Users Losing Thousands Of Dollars, Refunds Promised

Crypto wallet and exchange Coinbase has admitted that some customers were erroneously overcharged for credit and debit purchases of crypto, and promises to reimburse all affected customers in full, the Coinbase blog reports Thursday, Feb. 15.

According to Coinbase, the problem was initiated when banks and card issuers changed the merchant category code (MCC) for crypto purchases earlier this month. This meant that crypto payments would now be processed as “cash advances,” mea...


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

South African President Steps Down as Banks Embrace Blockchain Technology

South African President Steps Down as Banks Embrace Blockchain Technology

In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy.

If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please email your ideas and CV to [email protected]

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma...


Anatol Antonovici  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Blockchain Adoption in Romania Lags Despite EU Funding

Blockchain Adoption in Romania Lags Despite EU Funding Even though the EU seems to be very confident about the potential of blockchain technology, Romania keeps stagnating in terms of blockchain adoption.

The European Commission has allocated a significant amount for blockchain-oriented projects, but there is still no initiative at government level in Romania, according to local non-profit organization Initiative for Competitiveness (INACO).

INACO representatives noted in a statement:

Read more ...



Christine Masters  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Optioment: How European Authorities Handled a Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Optioment: How European Authorities Handled a Crypto Ponzi Scheme A cross-border scam flying under the radar may have affected more than 10,000 European investors.

The Austrian authorities are investigating a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme, after receiving thousands of complaints from private investors that they were the victim of an exit scam from a company named Optioment.

The shakedown in Bitcoin prices had one positive effect: within weeks and days, it destroyed several lending schemes with a pyramid structure, as the sliding BTC price mea...


CoinDesk  | 

Vitalik Buterin Hopes New Ethereum Fund Will Deliver on Hype

Vitalik Buterin Hopes New Ethereum Fund Will Deliver on Hype

Notable ethereum stakeholders are joining forces to create a fund for projects building on the world's second-largest blockchain.

Called the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF), the effort is the result of a collaboration between Cosmos, Golem, Global Blockchain Labs, Maker, OmiseGo, Raiden and Tendermint, with those involved agreeing to work to connect ethereum projects with companies that could benefit from the blockchain services they offer.

It will also support the projects in th...


Christine Masters  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Five Reasons to Spend Crypto Coins Instead of Storing Them

Five Reasons to Spend Crypto Coins Instead of Storing Them Litecoin and other digital assets try to position themselves as payment tools - and yet for now only work as speculative assets.

In the year 2018, the #PayWithLitecoin movement may gather speed. Other digital assets like Nano (XRB), formerly RAI Blocks, offer a fast network with instant transactions. DASH aims to resemble a bank account as much as possible.

If you are buying something using #LTC, don’t forget to take a picture and tweet with the #PayWithLit...


Tedra DeSue  /  Cryptovest.com  | 

Nothing Goes Together like the Chinese New Year, and Bitcoin Spoils

Nothing Goes Together like the Chinese New Year, and Bitcoin Spoils Chinese New Year is here along with more believers that Bitcoin’s dips in January were due to Asian crypto investors cashing out their positions to fund their gift spending for the holiday season.

In the crypto world, there are many oddities that set it aside from any other investment space. For example, we recently reported to you that cryptocurrency miners and their demand for GPUs are interfering with the search for alien life!

While that seems to be a bit of stretch, there’...



Canadian Bank VersaBank is Building a Virtual Safety Deposit Box for Crypto

Canadian Bank VersaBank is Building a Virtual Safety Deposit Box for Crypto

VersaBank Inc., a tiny Canadian lender led by a tech-savvy CEO with a penchant for planes and classic motorcycles, is building a virtual safety deposit box for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. Source


Wyoming Continues its Stance as Blockchain-Friendly State

Wyoming Continues its Stance as Blockchain-Friendly State

While governments worldwide drag their feet and argue over cryptocurrency legislation, various states in the US are vying to become the blockchain capitol of the country. Arizona aims to allow state taxpayers the ability to pay their fair share with Bitcoin, while Tennessee looks to officially legitimize cryptocurrency purchases by making them legal on paper. Now, Wyoming is throwing its hat into the ring, with four blockchain boosting pieces of legislation up for consideration.

Eager...


Five Philippine Banks to Use Visa’s Blockchain-Based Payment Platform

Five Philippine Banks to Use Visa’s Blockchain-Based Payment Platform

Five banks in the Philippines are reportedly grouping up to use Visa’s blockchain-based payment platform.

As part of a new arrangement, the Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) will assist four unnamed rural banks that are seeking to boost the efficiency of their payments processes by building a local platform base on top of Visa’s B2B Connect system, according to Philippine News Agency. UnionBank is the first bank in the Philippines to use B2B Connect, the report adds...


CoinDesk  | 

Spanish Government Eyes Tax Benefits for Crypto Companies

Spanish Government Eyes Tax Benefits for Crypto Companies

Spain's ruling political party is reportedly drafting legislation that it hopes will help woo cryptocurrency and blockchain companies to the country.

According to Bloomberg, the People's Party of Spain is eyeing the move as part of a package that would be focused on firms working with new technologies like 3-D printers.

Yet according to lawmaker Teodoro Garcia Egea, who spoke to the news service, the bill could ultimately include provisions that aim to attract companies that ar...



Avi Mizrahi  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Half of Large British Businesses Hold Stockpiles of Cryptocurrency

Half of Large British Businesses Hold Stockpiles of Cryptocurrency

A new poll of IT mangers at large UK businesses found that exactly half keep stockpiles of cryptocurrency for various reasons. Unlike what some might imagine, only a very small fraction of the companies that are holding bitcoin claim to be doing so as preparation for a ransomware attack.

Also Read: Coinbase Develops Bitpay Competitor Supporting BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC

Big British Bitcoin Survey

A new research commissioned by software developer Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) has foun...


Super-Rich Survival Plan Includes Bitcoin

Super-Rich Survival Plan Includes Bitcoin

Tim Chang, a forty-four-year-old managing director at Mayfield Fund, a venture-capital firm, told me:

“There’s a bunch of us in the Valley. We meet up and have these financial-hacking dinners and talk about backup plans people are doing. It runs the gamut from a lot of people stocking up on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, to figuring out how to get second passports if they need it, to having vacation homes in other countries that could be escape havens.”

He said,

“I’ll be can...


Kai Sedgwick  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Bank of America Has Filed More Cryptocurrency Patents Than Any Other Company

Bank of America Has Filed More Cryptocurrency Patents Than Any Other Company

Think of cryptocurrency developers and names like Satoshi Nakamoto, Gavin Andresen, and Nick Szabo spring to mind. Individuals who place principles ahead of profit and are more aligned with open source principles than filing patents and closely guarding their secrets. The only secret Satoshi guarded was his identity. It may come as a surprise then to learn that in the last decade, the company that has more cryptocurrency patents than any other is in many bitcoiners’ eyes the antithesis of eve...


Slovenia is Slowly Turning into ‘Silicon Valley of Europe’, Attracting Blockchain Companies

Slovenia is Slowly Turning into ‘Silicon Valley of Europe’, Attracting Blockchain Companies

Slovenia has always strived to become a technology-friendly country. Many governments refer to Slovenia as the Silicon Valley of Europe, but so far there has been no major breakthrough in this area; however, it seems that with the advent of Blockchain technology, we are getting closer to this ambitious vision, and the government of Dr. Miro Cerar is increasingly aware of this.

To that end, the Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar, Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počiva...



Press releases  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

PR: Anonymous and Decentralised ID by Biometrids - Bitcoin News

PR: Anonymous and Decentralised ID by Biometrids - Bitcoin News

Identity theft is one of the biggest crimes afflicting countries like the United States and Britain. According to a recent report, in 2016 alone, American citizens lost about USD 16 Billion due this misdemeanour. This figure increases to a staggering USD 106 Billion if we considered a ten year period up to 2016. In the United Kingdom, home to one of the financial capitals of the world, identity theft has doubled over an eight year period ending 2016. Clearly, investors are at risk while trans...


CoinDesk  | 

As Bitcoin Soars, So Do Coinbase Customer Complaints

As Bitcoin Soars, So Do Coinbase Customer Complaints

It was around midnight, January 31, when K. received an email from Coinbase containing a 1099 tax form. That was strange enough - K. certainly didn't expect a cryptocurrency exchange to be a conduit for government documents.

Then K. looked at how much Coinbase said he owed money on: $2.4 million.

"I initially freaked out, considering I've probably put in a max of $8,000 into Coinbase and somehow I may be liable for millions?" K. said in an online chat with CoinDesk.

The...


Kai Sedgwick  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Mining Crypto In a Browser Is a Complete Waste of Time

Mining Crypto In a Browser Is a Complete Waste of Time

Malware that surreptitiously mines cryptocurrency while you browse the web is big news right now – literally in the case of news outlet Salon, which has enabled it as an opt-in feature. One thing that it certainly isn’t, though, is big business. Every other day, media outlets seem to be running stories about the latest cryptojacking scams. While these tales are mostly true, the extent of the problem has been vastly overstated. Smart criminals aren’t covertly crypto mining in-browser, not beca...


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

BlockShow 2018: New European Event is Announced, Larger than Ever

BlockShow 2018: New European Event is Announced, Larger than Ever

Just a short time ago, Cointelegraph was releasing last materials dedicated to the recent BlockShow Asia 2017. However, today the conference team came back to announce BlockShow Europe 2018, its third big conference dedicated to discovering the hottest innovations, trends and sensations currently happening in both European and Global Blockchain scenes.

BlockShow Europe will be held from May 28-29 in Berlin. Why exactly so? According to the organizing team, Berlin wa...



CoinDesk  | 

'Hundreds' of Crypto Miners Said to Be Descending on Quebec

'Hundreds' of Crypto Miners Said to Be Descending on Quebec

Canadian electric utility Hydro-Quebec may raise energy rates for crypto businesses due to an influx of requests from miners hoping to take advantage of its cheap rates.

More than 100 crypto mining companies have approached Hydro-Quebec, spokesman Marc-Antoine Pouliot told CTV News Montreal, and a few have already settled in the province. Notably, Pouliot said some farms would consume more than 20x the power required for Montreal's sports and entertainment complex, The Bell Centre.


Lubomir Tassev  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

GPU Shortage Hinders Scientific Research – Cryptocurrency Miners Blamed

GPU Shortage Hinders Scientific Research – Cryptocurrency Miners Blamed

After gamers, scientists have now raised the alarm about the deficit of video cards caused by excessive demand in the crypto mining industry. Researchers trying to pick up radio signals from stars and extraterrestrials say they need more of the latest GPU chips for their data processing equipment. According to media reports, a leading manufacturer may soon offer a graphics card dedicated for mining to mitigate shortages.

Also read: AMD Increases GPU Production to Match Crypto Mining D...


Cointelegraph.com News  | 

Happy Chinese New Year, and How Crypto Will Remember the Last One

Happy Chinese New Year, and How Crypto Will Remember the Last One

Since the inception of Bitcoin less than 10 years ago, there has undoubtedly not been a busier year than 2017, the Year of the Rooster, for the whole cryptocurrency market. Now, as Chinese New Year dawns, the Year of the Dog, it is worth looking back at all that happened.

It all began relatively inconspicuously back in January 2017 with Bitcoin breaking the $1,000 mark, but from there the cryptocurrency market would make its mark, both in the mainstream and in the g...


CoinDesk  | 

No, 'Litecoin Cash' Isn't Bitcoin Cash All Over Again

No, 'Litecoin Cash' Isn't Bitcoin Cash All Over Again

"Be careful out there!"

So tweeted litecoin creator Charlie Lee in response to the launch of litecoin cash, a cryptocurrency that's expected to spin off from his project, the fifth largest cryptocurrency by total value, next weekend, taking its code and transaction history with it. Always outspoken, Lee went on to call the project a "scam," warning users: "Don't fall for it."

His harsh comments might come as a surprise since litecoin cash's developers admit they have no ties to...



C. Edward Kelso  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Berkshire Hathaway: Bitcoin Is Disgusting, Detestable, Noxious Poison

Berkshire Hathaway: Bitcoin Is Disgusting, Detestable, Noxious Poison

Daily Journal’s annual shareholder meeting usually involves Berkshire Hathaway’s vice chairman, Charlie Munger, giving his overview of things economic. This Valentine’s Day, the 94-year-old right-hand man of Warren Buffett took the opportunity to savage the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin.

Also read: Citibank India Bans Bitcoin 

Berkshire Hathaway Wants Cops Unleashed on Bitcoin

If it’s not a religious affair, it sure has that feel. The grand cardinal of retail fin...


Kevin Helms  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Five Siberian Power Plants Attracting Crypto Miners With Surplus Electricity

Five Siberian Power Plants Attracting Crypto Miners With Surplus Electricity

Cryptocurrency miners will soon be able to benefit from surplus electricity and the cold climate at five power plants located in Siberia. Russian energy company En+, which owns those power plants, is already in talks with investors to build crypto mining farms near them.

Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies

Five Power Plant Sites

Russian energy company En+ Group is actively preparing to offer electricity to cryptocurrency miners at s...


Coinbase  /  The Coinbase Blog  | 

Update on credit and debit cards – The Coinbase Blog

Update on credit and debit cards

Over the last few days, some Coinbase customers may have experienced additional charges and/or refunds when purchasing digital currency with a credit or debit card. We know this experience is frustrating. We are actively working with the card networks and processors to investigate these issues.

Coinbase will ensure that each affected customer...


Coinbase  /  The Coinbase Blog  | 

Update on credit and debit cards – The Coinbase Blog

Update on credit and debit cards

Over the last few days, some Coinbase customers may have experienced additional charges and/or refunds when purchasing digital currency with a credit or debit card. We know this experience is frustrating. We are actively working with the card networks and processors to investigate these issues.

Coinbase will ensure that each affected customer...



Coinbase  /  The Coinbase Blog  | 

Update on credit and debit cards – The Coinbase Blog

Update on credit and debit cards

Over the last few days, some Coinbase customers may have experienced additional charges and/or refunds when purchasing digital currency with a credit or debit card. We know this experience is frustrating. We are actively working with the card networks and processors to investigate these issues.

Coinbase will ensure that each affected customer...


Coinbase  /  The Coinbase Blog  | 

Update on credit and debit cards – The Coinbase Blog

Update on credit and debit cards

Over the last few days, some Coinbase customers may have experienced additional charges and/or refunds when purchasing digital currency with a credit or debit card. We know this experience is frustrating. We are actively working with the card networks and processors to investigate these issues.

Coinbase will ensure that each affected customer...


Coinbase  /  The Coinbase Blog  | 

Update on credit and debit cards – The Coinbase Blog

Update on credit and debit cards

Over the last few days, some Coinbase customers may have experienced additional charges and/or refunds when purchasing digital currency with a credit or debit card. We know this experience is frustrating. We are actively working with the card networks and processors to investigate these issues.

Coinbase will ensure that each affected customer...