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What Does the Futures Hold for Bitcoin in 2018?

What Does the Futures Hold for Bitcoin in 2018?

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Please share if you find this article interesting. What Does the Futures Hold for Bitcoin in 2018? Predicting is a big part in cryptocurrencies, especially when it comes to prices, but in this volatile market it is not only the price that can see-saw, all kinds of occurrences are affecting this burgeoning market. This has led to people to speculate already what 2018 will hold for the cryptocurrency world. 2017 was definitely a massive platform on which a sturdy foundation was built for this market, but what does 2018 hold? 1. Bitcoin will still be king As Bitcoin peaked to $20,000 just before Christmas last year, it was unstoppable in both its growth and dominance, but since then it has dropped away in both respects as altcoin seasoned opened up the new year. The original cryptoc...
I Love Bitcoin. That’s Why I Sue Exchanges

I Love Bitcoin. That’s Why I Sue Exchanges

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Please share if you find this article interesting. I Love Bitcoin. That's Why I Sue Exchanges David Silver is the founder of Silver Miller, one of the preeminent plaintiffs' law firms in crypto litigation. Silver Miller prosecutes cases against wayward cryptocurrency exchanges and misleadingly presented crypto-investment offerings. The firm is focused on representing victims of financial fraud. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. "You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believewhatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland,and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."– Morpheus, "The Matrix" (1999) I grew up the son of a personal injury lawyer in New York and have been exposed
South Korean Banks Get Flash Probe Into Cryptocurrency Exchange Ties

South Korean Banks Get Flash Probe Into Cryptocurrency Exchange Ties

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Please share if you find this article interesting. South Korean Banks Get Flash Probe Into Cryptocurrency Exchange Ties Authorities in South Korea will inspect six of the country’s major banks for money laundering as part of an unprecedented probe into cryptocurrency links. As local news media report Sunday, the combined move by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) aims to decide whether the institutions “carried out their obligations to prevent money laundering in managing virtual accounts.” Woori Bank, Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, NongHyup Bank, Industrial Bank of Korea and Korea Development Bank are due to receive an “extensive probe” which will be complete by Thursday this week. As speculative investments into Bitcoin and altcoins c
Tron, Cardano, Verge and Ripple – Four Cryptocurrencies That Actually Meet the Definition of Vaporware – Bitcoin News

Tron, Cardano, Verge and Ripple – Four Cryptocurrencies That Actually Meet the Definition of Vaporware – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Tron, Cardano, Verge and Ripple – Four Cryptocurrencies That Actually Meet the Definition of Vaporware - Bitcoin News Altcoins ‘Vaporware’ is a term that’s tossed about loosely, often against cryptocurrency projects that have no clear use case. It’s an easy accusation to make given that many crypto projects are still at the development stage, and haven’t had a chance to prove themselves. This year’s vaporware could be next year’s ethereum – or at least so the investors hope. While a vast number of cryptocurrencies are derided as vaporware, the following four attract this jibe more than most. Also read: People Selling ‘Fully Verified’ Crypto-Exchange Accounts On the Rise Catching the Vapors Vaporware has been defined as “soft
Weathering the Altcoin Shitstorm (And Investing for the Next One)

Weathering the Altcoin Shitstorm (And Investing for the Next One)

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Weathering the Altcoin Shitstorm (And Investing for the Next One) Brendan Bernstein is a founding member of Tetras Capital Partners, LLC, an investment manager focused on investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. The crypto market moves in cycles – and understanding these cycles is key to profiting, managing risk and keeping sane. Howard Marks describes two ways to profit from markets: (1) Hold more of the things that rise and less of the things that fall, and (2) cycle adjustment, or trying to have more risk exposure when markets rise and less when they fall. Most people ignore the second part. Yet the key to cycle adjustment is understanding where you are in the cycle and calibrating the risks and rewards to account
Electrum Moves to Patch Bug That Left Thousands of Bitcoin Wallets Exposed – Bitcoin News

Electrum Moves to Patch Bug That Left Thousands of Bitcoin Wallets Exposed – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Electrum Moves to Patch Bug That Left Thousands of Bitcoin Wallets Exposed - Bitcoin News Security Popular wallet developer Electrum has issued an emergency patch for a critical bug in its bitcoin wallets. The flaw allowed any website hosting the Electrum wallet to potentially steal the user’s cryptocurrency. A vulnerability meant that passwords were exposed in the JSONRPC interface, granting hackers complete control of the wallet. The first patch failed to fix the problem however, forcing Electrum to issue a second update on Sunday evening.  Also read: Bittrex Wallets Are Taken Offline as Companies Scramble to Patch the Intel Bug A Quick Fix to a Long-Standing Problem Last week, the tech world was rocked by news of a bug in
Cut Off? Here Are 7 Different Bitcoin Debit Card Services and Fees – Bitcoin News

Cut Off? Here Are 7 Different Bitcoin Debit Card Services and Fees – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Cut Off? Here Are 7 Different Bitcoin Debit Card Services and Fees - Bitcoin News Reviews Just recently we reported on European bitcoin users having issues with their loadable bitcoin debit cards. Even though some of these businesses are having a few issues, there are many cryptocurrency debit cards available all around the world. Also read: Visa Veto Leaves Several European Cryptocurrency Cards Locked Out Since 2015 Bitcoin-Based Debit Cards Have Grown Very Popular These days cryptocurrency enthusiasts have a lot more infrastructure than the early days when bitcoin was just getting started. One of the biggest trends of 2015-2017 was the rise of loadable cryptocurrency debit cards backed by Visa, Mastercard, and other financ
After The Rise of its Controversial ”Digital USD” Tether Releases EURTs – Bitcoin News

After The Rise of its Controversial ”Digital USD” Tether Releases EURTs – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. After The Rise of its Controversial ”Digital USD” Tether Releases EURTs - Bitcoin News News Tether, creator of a USDT token claimed to be backed by the U.S. dollar, has been a hot topic of conversation lately to say the least. The company has been very successful so far issuing tokens to individuals and exchanges, but many skeptics are worried the digital currency is not backed by real fiat. Skeptics aside, just recently the company has announced the issuance of a new fiat backed tether called EURT that will represent euros with ERC20 standard compatibility. Also read: French Entrepreneur’s Case to Overturn the Bitlicense Dismissed Tether Issues Digital Fiat Tether (USDT) is a digital asset that’s been issued over the Bitcoi
Crypto Card Issuers Seek Solutions in the Wake of a European Ban – Bitcoin News

Crypto Card Issuers Seek Solutions in the Wake of a European Ban – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Crypto Card Issuers Seek Solutions in the Wake of a European Ban - Bitcoin News Economy & Regulation Intervention by Visa spelled an end to European crypto debit cards for the majority of customers on Thursday. Around a dozen crypto companies were affected by the shutdown, which instantly wiped out their services across Europe. Issuers such as Bitwala, Tenx, Bitpay, and Xapo were left high and dry after a Visa subsidiary stopped processing payments. Two of the companies affected have since spoken to news.Bitcoin.com, revealing their plans to find an alternative solution. Also read: Visa Veto Leaves Several European Cryptocurrency Cards Locked Out Crypto Card Holders Are Locked Out On Thursday, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a
2018’s Challenge: What Are Crypto Assets Really Worth?

2018’s Challenge: What Are Crypto Assets Really Worth?

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Please share if you find this article interesting. 2018's Challenge: What Are Crypto Assets Really Worth? Bradley Miles and Sid Kalla are the co-founders of Turing Group, an incubation and advisory firm focused on token protocol design and the ICO sales process. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. If 2017 has taught us anything, it's that there's no shortage of tokens. Yet, this strength in numbers has brought pitfalls for new investors and analysts, many of whom seem to be having a hard time trying to understand or value their options. Why is that? After all, Wall Street has been valuing other asset classes like stocks and bonds for over a century, and it has a fairly sophisticated models to value derivatives. One of the primary rea