Posted Date: January 5, 2018
This week the founder and CEO of the trading platform BTCC, Bobby Lee, was featured on the broadcast ‘Squawk Box’ and spoke about last year’s banning of Chinese bitcoin exchanges. Lee believes that it’s “only a matter of time” until the central bank will allow cryptocurrency exchanges to open up shop again. Also Read: These Dutch […] The post BTCC Founder Positive the PBOC Will Remove China’s Exchange Ban appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 5, 2018
On Wednesday, the tech world was rocked by revelations of a computer chip vulnerability that exposes critical data. Meltdown and Spectre are the names assigned to the newly discovered flaws which primarily affect Intel chips. From a security perspective, the bug concerns everyone who uses an Intel-powered device to connect to the internet, which is […] The post Bittrex Wallets Are Taken Offline as Companies Scramble to Patch the Intel Bug appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 5, 2018
Japanese e-commerce and internet conglomerate DMM Group is creating a specialty lab for cryptocurrency mining. The company has also unveiled additional plans for its mining operations. Also read: Russian Cryptocurrency Bill Is Ready – Regulators Share Details DMM Launching Mining Lab DMM Group, the operator of popular e-commerce site DMM.com with 27 million members, announced on […] The post Japanese Entertainment Giant DMM Launches Specialty Crypto Mining Lab appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 5, 2018
This day might be remembered in the history books as a major milestone for cryptocurrency diversification or as another colossal indicator of the altcoin bubble. There are now three cryptocurrencies with over a $100 billion market cap each. Bitcoin, ethereum (ETH) and ripple (XRP) are worth today a combined total of about half a trillion […] The post Ethereum Over $1000 and $100B Market Cap, BTC Dominance at 32% Record Low appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 5, 2018
Ripple has been the talk of the town lately thanks to its rocketing value and growing market capitalization that’s making eyes at bitcoin. $1,000 of XRP bought a year ago would be worth half a million dollars today. But away from the price action, there’s an issue bugging ripple that just won’t go away. It’s […] The post Ripple Gateways Can Freeze Users’ Funds at Any Time appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 5, 2018
Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about a new concept called ‘Channel Factories.’ The technology ultimately makes the Lightning Network (LN) a ‘third layer’ and a ‘new layer’ rests in between the bitcoin blockchain and LN payment channels. Also read: Peter Thiel, Bitcoin Astronaut, Moves Markets with Crypto Moonshot Channel Factories: Adding Another Layer […] The post A New Second Layer: Channel Factories appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 4, 2018
The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies has broken into new highs, with coinmarketcap indicating that the market cap of the combined crypto markets is approximately $760 billion USD as of this writing. Also Read: Statistical Analysis Reveals Ties That Bind the Cryptocurrency Markets The Total Market Capitalization of All Cryptocurrency Markets Is Greater Than That […] The post Total Capitalization of the Crypto Markets Now Exceeds $750 Billion appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 4, 2018
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the industry’s main regulatory arm,  reports a net increase in short contracts; volume is sluggish, and a legacy bank has now outright forbid clients and advisers from trading in the relatively new product. While it is too early in the experiment to draw definitive conclusions, bitcoin futures might not be […] The post Bitcoin Futures Flat as Contracts Move Short and Merrill Lynch Imposes Ban appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 4, 2018
Cryptocurrencies may be bringing us closer to a world of singularity and the Matrix more than we can imagine. One experiment designed by Manuel Beltrán aims to bring humans closer to this world by using human-powered energy to mine digital assets. The Dutch-based research and development team called the Institute of Human Obsolescence led by […] The post These Dutch Researchers Are Mining Cryptocurrencies With Body Heat appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 4, 2018
Bitpanda (formerly known as Coinimal) is a cryptocurrency broker based in Vienna, Austria that operates brokerage services with dash, litecoin, etheruem, and bitcoin. Now on January 3, Bitpanda has announced fully integrating bitcoin cash (BCH), adding a fifth coin to the company’s token support. Also read: Putin Wants to Use Cryptoruble to Evade Sanctions But Bank […] The post Austrian Brokerage Service Bitpanda Adds Full Bitcoin Cash Integration appeared first on Bitcoin News.