How Segwit2X hard fork solves the fundamental problems of Bitcoin

Posted on December 27, 2017

One of the main hard forks in the history of Bitcoin named Segwit2X, will be released on December 28th, 2017 on the block 501451. It was expected to occur in mid-November, but the date was redefined. Still, futures trading has started and is still conducted at numerous exchanges at a price about 0.04 BTC (HitBTC). […]

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Jibrel Network Interview

Posted on December 27, 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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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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Cboe Seeks SEC Approval For 6 Bitcoin ETFs

Posted on December 22, 2017

After a seemingly successful experiment with bitcoin futures, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) has filed an application with the SEC to list six bitcoin-related exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The ETFs would require the SEC to change its current rules to include cryptocurrency-tied investments, something the regulatory agency has been reluctant to consider since the first […]

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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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The Fabric Token project ICO interview

Posted on December 18, 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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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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Swiss Banking Giant UBS To Launch New Ethereum-Powered Platform For Banks

Posted on December 11, 2017

While it might not have the headline-grabbing appeal of bitcoin’s recent price surge, a new Ethereum-powered bank-to-bank data-checking platform may just be the start of a major innovation in blockchain technology. Swiss financial services giant UBS recently announced the project, known as Madrec (Massive Autonomous Distributed Reconciliation platform), which aims to streamline data verification processes […]

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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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Venezuela Announces New Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Posted on December 4, 2017

On his weekly television address on Sunday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced plans for the country to develop a state-backed cryptocurrency. Apart from revealing the proposed digital currency’s name — the Petro — and claims that it will be backed by the country’s oil, gas, gold and diamond wealth, Maduro provided few details about the […]

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Gameflip’s ICO Revolutionizes the Digital Goods Marketplace

Posted on December 3, 2017

Digital goods are the gaming industry’s trillion-dollar opportunity. Here’s why. Each year, the gaming industry generates more than $100 billion in revenue. Around 87% of that annual revenue—$94.4 billion—comes from the digital gaming industry. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Why? Because that digital gaming figure only includes publisher-purchased goods, not the ones […]

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Tech Profile: Ammbr

Posted on December 2, 2017

Here in the U.S., a major political battle is currently taking place over “net neutrality.” At the core of this discussion is a simple question: Should the giant telecom companies be able to control how their customers access and use the internet? Not surprisingly, the telecom giants have spent tens of millions of dollars on […]

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Interview with Jonathan Gueron – Founder and CTO of ConnectJob

Posted on December 1, 2017

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Zimbabwe’s Central Bank Says Cryptocurrencies “Not Legal”

Posted on November 29, 2017

Speaking to an audience at the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe annual conference earlier this month, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Director Normal Mataruka said that cryptocurrencies and related investments are “not actually legal” in the country. As reported by NewsDay, Mataruka took a firm stance against cryptocurrency in the country, saying “In Southern Africa, what we […]

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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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The Blockchain fundamentals

Posted on October 26, 2017

Blockchain has come a long way in eight years, with 2017 signaling the start of a paradigm shift in mainstream understanding of the technology. Blockchain-backed currencies have caught fire over the past nine months, partly in anticipation of major disruptions in the financial industry as a result of the distributed ledger. Blockchain’s appeal has helped […]

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Interview with Petr Belousov – CEO of Confideal

Posted on October 24, 2017

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Interview with Nicholas Amato – CEO of 803 MINE

Posted on October 16, 2017

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Interview with Ruslan Popa – CEO of VIULY

Posted on October 5, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. Shall we begin with who you are and what you do at VIULY? Ruslan Popa (RP):  Hi, I’m very pleased for the opportunity! My name is Ruslan Popa and I am the CEO of VIULY.   BitcoinX: Tell us – what is VIULY? […]

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Interview with Sergey Grybniak – Founder of Opporty

Posted on October 5, 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 OPPORTY? OPPORTY: Hi! My name is Sergey Grybniak. I am a serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert, and a blockchain enthusiast. Mostly, I am interested in Ethereum, but I try to keep track […]

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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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Interview with CEO of Crystal Clear Services (CCT)

Posted on August 29, 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 CRYSTAL CLEAR SERVICES? CRYSTAL CLEAR SERVICES: I’m the founder and CEO of Crystal Clear Services BitcoinX: Tell us – what is CRYSTAL CLEAR SERVICES? What is the main idea behind the project […]

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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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Interview with Derick Smith – Managing Director of Ammbr

Posted on August 26, 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 AMMBR? AMMBR: I am Derick Smith, the managing director of the Ammbr Foundation, a not-for-profit set up in Singapore to further the goals of the Ammbr Network and its technology.   BitcoinX: […]

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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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Interview with Niсk Evdokimov – co-founder of ICOBox

Posted on August 22, 2017

BitcoinX: So, who are you and what is your position at ICOS? ICOS: Niсk Evdokimov, a co-founder of ICOBox. BitcoinX: Tell us –  what is ICOS? What is the main idea behind the project and why did you decide to start it? ICOS: Founded in 2017, ICOBox offers fixed-price services to projects seeking to sell […]

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Interview with Sergei – CEO of Ahoolee Project

Posted on August 22, 2017

BitcoinX: So, tell us who you are and what your position is at AHOOLEE? AHOOLEE: My name is Sergei and I’m a CEO of Ahoolee project. BitcoinX: Tell us –  what is AHOOLEE? What is the main idea behind the project and why did you decide to start it? AHOOLEE: Ahoolee is the world’s first search […]

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Interview with Fran Villalba Segarra – CEO of INTERNXT

Posted on August 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 INTERNXT? INTERNXT: I am Fran Villalba Segarra, Founder & CEO at Internxt. I’m 20 years old, and love new-tech and entrepreneurship, amongst others. I started with smaller online projects at the age […]

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Interview with Vytautas Karalevicius – CEO of Bankera

Posted on August 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 BANKERA? BANKERA: I am Vytautas Karalevicius, CEO of Bankera. BitcoinX: Tell us –  what is BANKERA? What is the main idea behind the project and why did you decide to start it? […]

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Interview with LAToken CEO, Valentin Preobrazhenskiy

Posted on August 18, 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 LAToken? LAToken: I am Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, CEO and founder of LAToken. Four years ago, armed with solid experience in trading equities ($200 million portfolio) and building a back office for hedge […]

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Ethereum, rising star!

Posted on August 15, 2017

Ether is the second most valuable form of digital money after bitcoin. Ethereum is a rising star in the world of cryptocurrencies, entirely digital forms of currency that grew in popularity after the creation of bitcoin. A cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency created through encryption. A cryptocurrency has no physical form — like […]

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New chance from the European banks, to bitcoin

Posted on August 5, 2017

It is true Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency is faster and cheaper options compared to traditional finance. This is causing some panic among bankers, as they will need to address this challenge sooner rather than later. Doing so is a lot harder than anticipated, which explains their venture into blockchain technology in recent years. Bitcoin Suisse founder […]

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Some biggest bitcoin hacks and thefts of all times

Posted on July 23, 2017

For your pleasure, entertainment, and hopefully some information, I present below the wall of shame, starting with a less obvious and perhaps incorrect choice for the repugnant honor of the biggest bitcoin hack and theft of all time. Jed McCaleb, founder of Ripple (publicly announced he was to sell around one billion of them crashing […]

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A french official what to ban bitcoin in Paris

Posted on July 15, 2016

Paris politician Bernard Debré, the deputy of the National Assembly of France and a member of the Union for a Popular Movement in Paris, has stated that Bitcoin should be banned in the city. Debré, a urologist and aerospace medicine specialist by profession, participated in a French-based survey published by Current Values magazine which revealed the […]

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Hillary Clinton declares her support for blockchain

Posted on July 12, 2016

Presumptive US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has thrown her support behind blockchain tech applications in the public sector. Blockchain Technology offers many promising applications through a wide variety of industries and sectors. Clinton, who is expected to receive the presidential nomination from the US Democratic Party next month, released a broad technology and innovation agenda […]

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A smart device from PayPal That Accepts Cryptocurrencies?

Posted on June 17, 2016

Difficulty in the use of Bitcoin and Satoshi as legal tender in day-to-day transaction has long been cited as one of the chief obstacles to its wider use by non-payment industry sophisticates. The apparent intention of online and mobile payment enabler PayPal to provide a solution to this problem is here. The international payments processor […]

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