PR: Spectiv - Major Virtual Reality ICO Receives over $1 Million in Presale - Bitcoin News This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Spectiv VR Virtual reality streaming platform Spectiv has just closed its private early supporter presale, where Signal Tokens were sold for a total of 3,548 ETH, 32 BTC, and $58,000 USD. Spectiv is a dedicated VR media platform where users can stream their VR video experiences to the world, and where others can enjoy those experiences from the comfort of their homes. It is a niche streaming...
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 18 Most central banks and governments are determined to regulate cryptocurrencies since they have been unable to stop them. The latest in the list is the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which said in a report on Tuesday that derivative contracts of Bitcoin will fall under its oversight. Any talk of a regulation of cryptocurrencies is not taken lightly by the markets, because the whole motive of a decentralized currency will be impaired when governments and central banks enter into the game. So, is this drop a good buying opportunity or can it go still further? Let’s analyze. BTC/USD Our decision to sell our entire remaining position at $5650 was correct. Bitcoin has started its much-awaited
Crowdholding: Co-Creating Companies to Success The Crowdholding platform connects companies with consumers and investors so that the supplier (the company) can co-create their business with the market demander (consumers and investors)--the individuals who will potentially consume the good or service the business provides. Not only will market demanders be co-creators of businesses, they will be paid by businesses seeking assistance to give their own insights to the company. The process of a business asking for input on a matter, and consumers providing their insights, verifies whether the business is in good standing with consumers and can indicate the success a good or service will experience once it is available to the public. The Crowdholding company Crowdholding launched their ...
Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Posts Fourfold Trading Volume Increase in Venezuela Decentralized Bitcoin exchange LocalBitcoins has announced a fourfold increase in its Bitcoin trading volume since June in Venezuela. This substantial increase reflects the phenomenal rise in demand for the digital currency in the country and in other emerging markets. According to the company, its trading volume of Bitcoin in the last three months has increased to 40 bln Venezuelan bolivars from about nine billion bolivars. This increase occurred despite the lack of clear cryptocurrency regulations and policies in the country. Venezuela’s financial and banking systems have continuously suffered from hyperinflation and the rapid devaluation of the country’s national currency over the last year. Venezu
ESports Entrepreneurs Powered by Blockchain The digitization of both the economy and the entertainment industries over the past 10 years has presented opportunities for tech entrepreneurs to address customer needs that didn't exist until recently - and the potential rewards are vast. On the one hand, the online entertainment sector has been driven by a revolution in gaming that has seen the popularity of the pursuit skyrocket as of late. Over two thirds of US households have a next-gen gaming console and around half of Americans play regularly, according to the Entertainment Software Association. Add to this the amount of revenue and transactions that flow through this sector, and you can start to see what a large market it is. Sophisticated buying and selling markets for online goo...
Blockchain Oracles, Explained What are Blockchain oracles? Blockchain oracles sound like something from ancient Greek mythology, and in a way, they function in a similar role. In ancient stories, people didn’t have enough information to make decisions and turned to oracles for information beyond their understanding. In the same way, Blockchains like those of Bitcoin and Ethereum, do not have ready access to information outside of the chain, and so there is no direct way to validate the conditions that smart contracts are based on. An oracle is, simply put, a translator for information provided by an outside platform. Oracles provide the necessary data to trigger smart contracts to execute when the original terms of the contract are met. These conditions could be anything associat
UBS: Crypto is Doomed to Low Demand... Unless You Pay Taxes With It Swiss investment bank UBS says Bitcoin is in a “speculative bubble” and needs government permission not to fail. In a whitepaper published a week ago, UBS, which is at the same time a major proponent of Blockchain technology, said demand for any cryptocurrency hinges on governments accepting it, of all things, for tax payments. The paper reads: "If governments refuse to accept cryptocurrencies for tax payments, the single most important transaction in an economy, that significantly reduces demand for cryptocurrencies. Governments are highly unlikely to ever take this step." The tone of the bank is somewhat ironic given that its home country of Switzerland does in fact allow residents to pay municipal taxes with Bi
Why We Need ‘Trustless’ Cryptocurrency Exchanges The emergence of cryptocurrency exchange platforms and websites where you can buy, sell, or exchange cryptocurrencies has absolutely everything to do with the recent phenomenon of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Through ICOs, companies and organizations are introducing their crypto-assets, also known as tokens, to the public and in the process are creating a new form of tradable digital asset, only made possible by Blockchain technology. By conducting a fundraising event based on token sales, startups are able to further finance the development of their projects without relying on traditional venture capital. In fact, funds raised through ICOs have reached nearly four times the amount of money Bitcoin companies have raised in venture c
Where to Showcase Your Startup This November and Why New startups grow everyday and everywhere, and there’s not much holding back this ubiquitous process. The recent dramatic shift in Chinese regulations resulting in a total ICO ban only made China’s investor network start looking towards the international market, which is always bursting with fruitful opportunities. Being among these changes, BlockShow Asia will build a bridge and establish dialogue between the Asian and global Blockchain sectors, and also provide a full-scale platform for showcasing all the innovative startups out there. It could allow them to reveal new products, get feedback on new solutions and share thoughts in panel discussions, and on the main stage. Plenty of investment Of course, as an international platfo
JPMorgan Buys Bitcoin-Bullish WePay in ‘Rare’ Fintech Move Unpredictable global banking giant JPMorgan has bought up payment network WePay in a “rare” fintech acquisition. The move is aimed at JPMorgan’s four million business customers which it wants to be able to accept payments “faster,” Bloomberg reports. The bank has made headlines several times over the past month after its CEO Jamie Dimon called Bitcoin a “fraud,” only to U-turn on his comments and “not talk about Bitcoin anymore.” At the same time, senior executive said the company was “open-minded” on cryptocurrency and Blockchain. WePay has hinted at a markedly different stance, CEO Bill Clerico saying he was “bullish on Bitcoin” as far back as 2014. “As a protocol it will survive & as the tools in payments evolve it will