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Ethereum is set to get a large improve. Here is what you want to understand.

Ethereum, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap and the most popular platform for decentralized applications (dApps), is getting an upgrade on (roughly) Jan. 16.  The upgrade is called Constantinople and it makes the Ethereum network a bit more efficient, paving the way for bigger changes further ahead. It also brings some important changes for miners...CONTINUE READING

Blockchain era is so scorching at this time — here is how to be told it at the reasonable

CNBC talking head Jim Cramer echoed a popular perception of Bitcoin when he likened it to Monopoly Money on his finance show in 2017.  To the unfamiliar, Bitcoin sounds like an imaginary currency used solely by techies. And when you tell people that it was created in 2009 by a still-anonymous party who may or...CONTINUE READING

Fb is construction a cryptocurrency for use in WhatsApp, document says

Facebook is working on a cryptocurrency that will let users of WhatsApp — the messaging service that the social network giant acquired in 2014 — send and receive money, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.  The initial focus of this effort would be the remittances market in India, the report says, and...CONTINUE READING

Overstock is officially pivoting to blockchain

Overstock is getting out of ecommerce. One of the internet’s earliest online retailers, Overstock, is preparing to sell off its entire ecommerce business in February according to its founder and CEO Patrick Byrne.  Overstock’s future? Cryptocurrency and blockchain startups. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Byrne detailed his Overstock sale plans and discussed the company’s...CONTINUE READING

Crypto trading card game ‘Gods Unchained’ looks pretty sweet in first gameplay trailer

Cryptocurrency-based gaming is growing up.  Gods Unchained, an upcoming trading card game (TCG) based on Ethereum, has released its first gameplay trailer, and it looks great.  SEE ALSO: Crypto’s black Wednesday: Where do we go from here? On the surface, Gods Unchained is a clone of Hearthstone, Blizzard’s game that made the genre immensely popular...CONTINUE READING

Now any idiot can apply to list their altcoin on Coinbase

Bring on the altcoin spring. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase teased an opening of the shitcoin floodgates today with an announcement that it will allow issuers of obscure altcoins, tokens, and even digital collectables like CryptoKitties to officially apply to be listed on its exchange.  At present, Coinbase only lists a few cryptocurrencies — bitcoin, bitcoin cash,...CONTINUE READING

Attorney General blasts cryptocurrency exchanges

It’s not just the hacks and outright scams that make cryptocurrency a risky investment.  According to a report from the office of the New York state attorney general, the exchanges themselves — the places where would-be investors go to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether — are not doing enough to protect their...CONTINUE READING

One of the most popular Ethereum apps sure looks like a Ponzi scheme

They’re not even trying to hide it anymore.  One of the most popular apps built on the Ethereum blockchain, a so-called DApp, is promising users a guaranteed fixed daily return on their investments. And all the would be crypto-rich have to do is put in a bunch of cryptocurrency up front, then sit back and...CONTINUE READING

It only took 37 seconds for two bitcoin ‘celebs’ to start fighting on a cruise ship

The cruise ship wasn’t big enough for the both of them.  On September 10, somewhere in the Mediterranean, two well-known rivals in the cryptocurrency space stood awkwardly poolside. A crowd, sporting a mix of cryptocurrency-themed t-shirts and bikinis, lounged nearby on the ship’s upper deck. One man, sweatpants sloshing in the water, steadied a tripod....CONTINUE READING
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