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Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Waste Management Firm Launches Blockchain Platform in UAE City

A blockchain-enabled waste permit portal will be launched in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. A blockchain-enabled waste permit portal will be launched in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country’s official news agency, Emirates News Agency (WAM), reported on Feb. 17. The blockchain-based waste permit portal will be jointly developed by environmental, recycling and waste
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Dash, Neo, Binance Coin, EOS, Ethereum

Institutional investments in crypto are looking bullish — we look at how the top five coins will perform short-term. Argentina has recently settled an export deal with Paraguay in Bitcoin. Although the net value of the deal was only $7,100, it is a welcome step. Gradually, more countries will recognize the advantage of using cryptocurrencies
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

India: Police Arrest Suspects in Alleged $14 Million Crypto Scam

Indian law enforcement busted a group allegedly involved in a cryptocurrency scam that amassed an estimated 1 billion rupees ($14 million). Law enforcement in Mumbai, India have exposed a group allegedly involved in a cryptocurrency scam that amassed an estimated 1 billion rupees (nearly $17 million), local media outlet The Times of India reports on
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Cryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium. The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than $500 million in venture capital, now accepts direct cryptocurrency payments via Bitpay. Also Read: Wikipedia
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Hodler’s Digest, February 11–17: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Fundstrat Global Advisors thinks that crypto prices can see higher price points, and JPMorgan plans to launch its own coin. Top Stories This Week Fundstrat Global Advisors Expects 2019 to Bring More Institutional Investors to Crypto According to a report on the 2019 crypto outlook released by New York-based research company Fundstrat Global Advisors, incremental
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

Over the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner. Also Read: Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Bitcoin Hovers Near $3,630 as Top Cryptos See Minor Losses

The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting minor losses, as Bitcoin falls under the $3,650 mark. Sunday, Feb. 17 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting minor losses on the day by press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has fallen under the $3,650 mark again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time,
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your Coins

How do you convert bitcoin that’s associated with your identity into coins with no connection to your name? In an era of enhanced blockchain forensics tools, passing your coins through a few addresses and hoping for the best won’t cut it. Reclaiming your right to privacy and to own bitcoin anonymously calls for a smarter
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Japan: E-Commerce Giant Rakuten’s New Payment App Appears to Support Crypto

According to a new report from e-commerce giant Rakuten, the new version of its payment app will support “all payment solutions” — evidently including crypto Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten announced that a major update of its Rakuten Pay mobile app will be released on March 18, according to the firm’s 2018 earnings release, published on
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Coinbase Wallet Users Can Now Back Up Their Private Keys on Google Drive and iCloud. How Safe Is It?

A look into the Coinbase Wallet’s new feature. On Feb. 12, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that users of its Coinbase Wallet can now back up their private keys on cloud storage, namely on Google Drive and iCloud. The move has received mixed reaction from crypto community and cybersecurity experts, some of whom seem
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law

In this edition of The Daily, we look at Liberstad’s progress toward building a libertarian community in Norway. The city has just issued its own digital coin. Also, crypto mining contracts have been classified as securities in the Canadian province of Quebec. And in Europe, Luxembourg has adopted a law that protects crypto traders and
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

After failing to convince a federal court regarding the nature of Blockvest tokens in the previous hearing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally convinced the same judge that these tokens are securities. The agency alleges that the firm and its founder made several false claims regarding their token’s regulatory status. Also read: SEC
Read more +17 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks

Last November the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community witnessed a hash war that resulted in a bifurcation of the main chain. The spat saw one of the first examples of the alpha miner strategy and an attempt to truly test Nakamoto consensus. About a week before the fork, a new mining operation was announced called Shark
Read more +16 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Interview With Crypto ‘Optimist’ Brian Kelly: Bitcoin Is Still 50 Percent Undervalued

CNBC’s Brian Kelly outlook on crypto in 2019, Bitcoin ETF in 2020, and inevitable recession. This interview has been edited and condensed. The author of the “The Bitcoin Big Bang — How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World,” Brian Kelly calls himself an optimist when it comes to the future of the cryptocurrencies.
Read more +16 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

How the Marshall Islands Envisions Its National Digital Currency Dubbed ‘Sovereign’

The SOV team revealed that it had made “significant progress in finding partners, investors, and developers” to realize the project, and aims to launch SOV in 2019. On Jan. 10, 2019, the team behind a national cryptocurrency for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) — dubbed the Sovereign (SOV) — revealed that the coin
Read more +16 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Drug Dealer Fights to Prevent Canadian Police From Forfeiting His BTC

A Canadian online drug dealer, snared by an undercover police agent on the dark web, is pleading to be allowed to keep half of the 288 bitcoins that police seized from him as proceeds of crime. With prosecutors seeking a court order to forfeit the crypto stash, worth CAD$1.4 million (US$1.1 million), the 30 year-old
Read more +16 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Crypto-Insiders, Nieuws (Nationaal)

Coinmama datalek: meer dan half miljoen e-mailadressen en wachtwoorden gestolen

Ongeveer 450.000 e-mailadressen en wachtwoorden van gebruikers van Coinmama, een Israëlische crypto-fiat exchange, zijn gestolen als gevolg van een datalek. De hack vond op 15 februari plaats en is onderdeel van een grotere hack waarbij in totaal zo’n 24 bedrijven getroffen zijn. De exchange handelde direct nadat het nieuws bekend werd door al haar klanten
Read more +16 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Markets Update: Crypto Traders Still Uncertain After a Week of Consolidation

Cryptocurrency markets are once again riding a long period of consolidation as the last seven days has failed to show any meaningful moves. During our last markets update, digital asset values spiked considerably, gaining billions in one hour on Feb. 8. But a week later cryptocurrencies have offset those gains and most markets have been
Read more +16 februari 2019 By CoinCalc in Nieuws (Internationaal)

Most Cryptos See Gentle Green Amid Exceedingly Calm Market Picture

Virtually all of the top 20 coins by market cap are seeing fluctuations of within 2 percent in both directions on the day. Saturday, Feb. 16: Cryptocurrencies are seeing mild price action, with virtually all of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing fluctuations of within 2 percent in both directions on the day,
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