CoinClaim Announces Successful Launch of Automated, Crypto Bounty System

Posted on October 26, 2018

CoinClaim.io has just completed the successful launch of their new automated, 100% crypto bounty system and has opened the platform for companies and public users. CoinClaim is a fully automated SaaS marketing tool that allows companies, to build marketing campaigns and pay users their own company tokens to promote their brand or products. Companies create […]

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Update Roundup: Samsung’s Mining ASICs, KodakCoin Launch, and Venezuela’s Petro Token

Posted on February 2, 2018

Earlier this week, we reported on rumors that Samsung appeared to be entering into the cryptocurrency mining market, creating a new line of dedicated ASICs. While unnamed sources within Samsung confirmed the move to South Korean news agency The Bell, many details were still unclear.

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Venezuela’s Proposed “Petro” Cryptocurrency Under Fire By U.S. Senators

Posted on January 24, 2018

Last week, while most people in D.C. were focused on the looming government shutdown, Senators Marco Rubio (R.-Fl) and Robert Menendez (D.-NJ) published an open letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressing serious concern about Venezuela’s plans to launch a state-backed cryptocurrency. The proposed token, known as the “Petro,” was announced by Venezuelan President […]

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Israel Considers VAT For ICOs

Posted on January 17, 2018

Earlier today, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) released a draft version of their plans to tax proceeds generated by initial coin offerings (ICOs). Under the plan, the ITA would impose a value-added tax (VAT) on profits generated from ICOs, although the tokens themselves would not be taxed. The plan also creates two distinct categories for […]

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Kodak Announces New ICO And Crypto Mining Facility

Posted on January 10, 2018

In a surprising turn of events, long-struggling photography brand Eastman Kodak has announced plans to move into the cryptocurrency space with a pair of new initiatives. Yesterday, Kodak revealed that it will be launching a new, blockchain-powered platform, called KODAKOne, which is intended to “empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights […]

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Asian giants new regulations for the cryptocurrency market

Posted on January 8, 2018

Since late November 2017, South Korea has looked to regulate cryptocurrency trading in domestic exchanges. South Korea’s primary financial regulator is in discussions with counterparts in China and Japan toward the regulation of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. South Korea is the world’s third largest market in bitcoin trading, after Japan and the U.S., and the largest […]

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Is Segwit2x The Next Bitcoin Cash, Or Just Another Failed Alt-Coin In The Making?

Posted on January 1, 2018

There’s no getting around the fact that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) — the controversial bitcoin hard fork promoted by equally controversial personalities Roger Ver and Jihan Wu — made a name for itself in 2017. Leaving aside the technical discussion around Bitcoin Cash, and its long-term viability as a rival to Bitcoin Core, the BCH fork […]

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Investors File Class Action Lawsuit Against ATB Coin

Posted on December 29, 2017

Last week, attorneys representing ATB Coin investors filed a class-action suit in the Southern District of New York, seeking damages from ATB Coin founders Edward Ng and Herbert W. Hoover. The plaintiffs claim that ATB Coin intentionally misled investors about the technological capabilities of the ATB Coin project, the potential for investment losses, and the […]

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Why Is The Mainstream Press So Pessimistic About ICOs?

Posted on December 26, 2017

As 2017 winds to a close, the major financial news outlets have begun to publish their year-in-review coverage. Given the utter dominance of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies during the second half of the year, it’s hardly a shock that many of these articles focus heavily on the future of digital currencies and other blockchain-related topics. […]

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What’s The Deal With The BitcoinX Fork?

Posted on December 20, 2017

Last week, a new fork of the bitcoin blockchain was brought to our attention here at BitcoinX.com. Under normal circumstances, we likely wouldn’t report on a relatively unknown hard fork like this — one of many to come, given the relative success of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork — but in this case we really […]

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Cryptocurrency Regulation To Take Center Stage At G20 Summit

Posted on December 18, 2017

Global regulatory discussions on bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs may begin to take shape as early as April, 2018. On Sunday, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told French news channel LCI that he aims to propose a “discussion all together on the question of bitcoin” during the upcoming G20 summit. Given Le Maire’s tone during […]

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Indiegogo Enters The ICO Market

Posted on December 15, 2017

In a blog post released on Tuesday, crowdfunding giant Indiegogo announced plans to create a “reliable, global platform for ICOs” through their site. The new platform appears to be modeled on Indiegogo’s existing Equity Crowdfunding model, providing a curated selection of token sales and pre-sales that meet current SEC guidelines for ICOs. The new initiative […]

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Interview with Travis Molloy – the c of Xeophin

Posted on December 13, 2017

Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed about your project and ICO. We will publish this interview as an article on the site. Please send an image of the person you would like the interview to be attributed to.   BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us […]

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Blockchain Tech Startup Waves Announces Self-Regulatory ICO Body

Posted on December 13, 2017

Yesterday, Russian blockchain technology firm Waves

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South Korean Regulators: No Exchange Ban, But ICOs Still In Limbo

Posted on December 12, 2017

Last week, rumors began to surface that South Korean financial regulators were on the verge of announcing major changes in the country’s current policies on cryptocurrencies. Given the skeptical tone taken by many South Korean leaders — only a few weeks ago, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon suggested that bitcoin and related projects might “corrupt the […]

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South Korea Targets Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Futures and ICOs in Proposed Regulations

Posted on December 8, 2017

Thanks to China’s increasingly cold stance on cryptocurrency trading, South Korea has emerged in recent years as a hub for digital currency investment and innovation. The country is already home to dozens of major startups in the crypto space, many of which have aims to expand into other southeast Asian markets. The current boom in […]

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Blockchain Review

Posted on December 8, 2017

      Blockchain is a transformational technology with the potential to extend digital transformation beyond a company’s walls and into the processes it shares with suppliers, customers, and partners. At its core, a blockchain is a data structure that’s used to create a digital transaction ledger that, instead of resting with a single provider, is shared […]

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SEC Moves To Take Down “Scam” ICO PlexCoin

Posted on December 6, 2017

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint with the Federal Court in New York seeking to freeze all U.S. assets of Quebec-based cryptocurrency startup PlexCoin, including the personal assets of founders Dominic Lacroix and Sabrina Paradis-Royer. The company’s Canadian assets have already been frozen by Quebec’s regulatory agency, the Autorité […]

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Interview with Jonathan Gueron – Founder and CTO of ConnectJob

Posted on December 1, 2017

Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed about your project and ICO. We will publish this interview as an article on the site. Please send an image of the person you would like the interview to be attributed to. BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who […]

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Keep an eye on ICO

Posted on November 28, 2017

ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) are one of the hottest topics of the year because it’s an easy way to raise cash. An ICO allows businesses to raise capital. In an ICO, Businesses sell virtual tokens to supporters that can be exchanged and traded for other currencies or used to buy goods or services from that […]

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Update: Global Cryptocurrency Regulations

Posted on November 27, 2017

In recent months, trading values for the major cryptocurrencies have experienced explosive upward growth. At the time of this writing, BTC is trading at an all-time-high of $9,700, with major players like Ether (also the major fuel behind many ICOs), Litecoin, and Ripple seeing similar price growth. To a casual observer, this can easily be […]

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Time to Start Looking at ICO

Posted on November 3, 2017

If you have any type of a connection to the cryptocurrency industry, you have become extremely aware of ICO’s. They are the most popular topic right now because everyone just wants to buy coins in hopes of major returns. It is gambling at its finest.   ICO is a relatively new concept of raising funds […]

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Interview with Nicholas Amato – CEO of 803 MINE

Posted on October 16, 2017

Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed about your project and ICO. We will publish this interview as an article on the site. Please send an image of the person you would like the interview to be attributed to. BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who […]

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Interview with Stanislav Taktaev – Founder and CEO of DARFchain

Posted on September 21, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at DARFCHAIN? DARFCHAIN: My name is Stanislav Taktaev, and I’m a founder and CEO of DARFchain. BitcoinX: Tell us – what is DARFCHAIN? What is the main idea behind the project and […]

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Neo & Bee Moves Forward With Reverse ICO

Posted on September 15, 2017

After years of total silence, failed bitcoin startup Neo & Bee is finding its way back into the spotlight for doing the one thing no one expected: Repaying investors. Last month, the long-shuttered “bitcoin bank” sent out emails inviting shareholders to access a new “redemption portal” for “NEOBEE” tokens. (Full disclosure: This reporter owns a […]

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China’s ICO “Ban” May Actually Be A “Pause”

Posted on September 13, 2017

Last week, Chinese financial regulators sent shockwaves across the cryptocurrency world when reports surfaced that authorities were preparing for a crackdown on ICOs and exchanges in the country. Although hardly surprising given the Chinese government’s often tense relationship with the booming blockchain sector, many suspected that the so-called “ban” on ICOs wasn’t quite what it […]

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Russia Reverses Stance on ICOs

Posted on September 11, 2017

Late last week, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters that his ministry was drafting plans to regulate both cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The move comes as a surprise, as only last year the ministry proposed criminal charges — with a maximum sentence of seven years in jail — for those dealing in […]

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Canadian Regulators Give Green Light To ICO

Posted on September 8, 2017

This week, Quebec’s financial regulatory agency — Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) — announced that it would be including an ICO into its experimental “sandbox” program for non-traditional securities and financial instruments. The AMF has approved a proposal from Toronto-based “socially responsible” banking startup Impak Finance, giving official approval to its MPK coin ICO. The […]

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After SEC contact, Protostarr ICO shuts down and offers refunds

Posted on September 6, 2017

Late last week, the founders of the Protostarr token announced that they would be immediately halting operations following contact with the enforcement arm of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The project will also be returning the 119.5 ETH raised during their ICO (around $40,000 at press time), which launched on August 13th. The […]

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China’s Central Bank Bans ICOs

Posted on September 4, 2017

In a new ruling published on Monday, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) declared ICOs and similar cryptocurrency-based fundraising tools to be illegal within the country. The PBOC’s statement also demanded that all current ICOs on China-based exchanges be halted immediately, and that funds from previous ICO rounds be returned. The ruling follows an extended […]

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Meet Anton Galenovich – Leader of DAO IPCI Team

Posted on September 3, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at DAO IPCI? DAO IPCI: Anton Galenovich – leader of DAO IPCI Team. BitcoinX: Tell us – what is DAO IPCI? What is the main idea behind the project and why did you […]

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The Quick Start Guide for Participating in an ICO

Posted on August 31, 2017

Few things are as exciting as the launch of a new initial coin offering (ICO). But if you’re new to the club, the process for actually participating in an ICO can be downright confusing. Most of the popular guides on the subject assume that you’re already familiar with the basics of both managing cryptocurrency and […]

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – Weekly Overview

Posted on August 30, 2017

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Getting Real About Estonia’s Government-Backed ICO

Posted on August 30, 2017

Last week, the tiny Baltic nation of Estonia found itself at the heart of the cryptocurrency and ICO rumor mill. In a post on Medium, the managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency program, Kaspar Korjus, said that the country was considering the possibility of launching its very own ICO. The proposed token — tentatively named “Estcoin” […]

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SEC Issues Investor Warning On ICOs

Posted on August 29, 2017

Yesterday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an “Investor Alert” about “potential scams involving stock of companies claiming to be related to, or asserting they are engaging in, Initial Coin Offerings (or ICOs).” Given the turbulent and uneasy relationship between the U.S. government and crypto-based startups, this investor warning sent a brief chill […]

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ICO Scene Overview: August 2017

Posted on August 28, 2017

Only a few years ago, the idea of treating bitcoin as a serious investment was, to the financial mainstream at least, laughable. Why take a risk on this digital funny money when there were “real” currencies to invest in? Looking back, those experts and talking heads couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Do’s and Don’ts : White Paper for ICO

Posted on August 24, 2017

Cryptocurrency, specifically Blockchain, has been proven to be a groundbreaking technology in society today, yet it is still in the early stages of adoption. Consequently, many new cryptocurrency concepts are being marketed to bridge the gap between technical complexity and usability of Blockchain. Cryptocurrencies will change the world . Initial Coin Offering’ ( ICO’s) seem […]

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