cryptocurrency

  1. Jamie McKane

    After the hype - What to expect from cryptocurrency in 2019

    After the hype - What to expect from cryptocurrency in 2019 After being the hottest topic in technology and business for over a year, the buzz around cryptocurrency has died out. Prices have crashed, GPU mining rigs are now worthless, and the collection of YouTubers and influencer "investors"...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency ICOs are alive and well

    Cryptocurrency ICOs are alive and well Checking for a pulse in the world of cryptocurrencies? Look no further than the ICO market. About 70 companies are holding token sales, and another 17 as of last week were planning initial coin offerings, where startups bypass traditional venture capital...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency investors turn to derivatives to survive the crash

    Cryptocurrency investors turn to derivatives to survive the crash Desperate to survive the collapse of their market, cryptocurrency diehards are reaching into the financial tool kit to raise some old-fashioned cash. They’ve begun selling derivatives linked to digital tokens to squeeze...
  4. Jamie McKane

    South African banks vs Bitcoin and Ethereum - Transfer times and fees

    South African banks vs Bitcoin and Ethereum - Transfer times and fees We recently covered how bank transfers can take over a day for South African banks to process, and if you wanted the transaction to happen instantly you need to pay an additional fee. International bank transfers are even...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency is over - Fintech leaders

    Cryptocurrency is over - Fintech leaders Crypto fever has truly broken. That was a big takeaway this week from the Paris Fintech Forum, one of the biggest annual gatherings of its kind in Europe. On Tuesday and Wednesday, about 3,000 entrepreneurs, investors, bankers, and regulators...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency fails fundamental tests - Expert

    Cryptocurrency fails fundamental tests - Expert Cryptocurrencies fail fundamental tests of financial services, according to Huw van Steenis, senior adviser to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. Van Steenis, who previously worked at Schroders and Morgan Stanley, joined the BOE last year, and...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency prices bounce back after massive drop

    Cryptocurrency prices bounce back after massive drop After one of the worst stretches of losses for cryptocurrencies on record, enthusiasts are taking comfort in a recovery in prices of digital assets including Bitcoin, Ether, EOS and Litecoin. “It seems as though there’s a broad crypto bounce...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Number of crypto users grow despite Bitcoin crash

    Number of crypto users grow despite Bitcoin crash It turns out that cryptocurrency enthusiasts were committed well beyond the HODL rallying call that urged them to hold on during this year’s digital-asset market collapse. The number of verified users of cryptocurrencies almost doubled in the...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency fans say price crash is a "bump in the road"

    Cryptocurrency fans say price crash is a "bump in the road" The future of cryptocurrencies will entail greater regulation, more involvement by large institutions, lower volatility and greater integration with traditional assets. That’s according to panelists at the Bloomberg Crypto Summit held...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Floyd Mayweather paid $300,000 to endorse fraudulent cryptocurrencies

    Floyd Mayweather paid $300,000 to endorse fraudulent cryptocurrencies DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Jr have been charged by the Securities and Exchange Comission (SEC) for failing to disclose that they were paid to endorse fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs). The SEC said that these are...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency losses approach $700 billion as crash continues

    Cryptocurrency losses approach $700 billion as crash continues The great cryptocurrency crash of 2018 is heading for its worst week yet. Bitcoin sank toward $4,000 and most of its peers tumbled on Friday, extending the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index’s weekly decline to 25 percent. [Bloomberg]
  12. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency-related shares plummet as Bitcoin falls

    Cryptocurrency-related shares plummet as Bitcoin falls Shares of several cryptocurrency-related companies in Asian markets fell Thursday, following earlier losses among U.S. names after Bitcoin led a sell-off in digital currencies. Monex Group Inc., which owns the Japanese exchange Coincheck...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency poised for major rally at the end of 2018

    Cryptocurrency poised for major rally at the end of 2018 The cryptocurrency world is stirring. A technical indicator for an index tracking some of the largest digital currencies suggests the crypto industry could be poised to break out of its recent malaise and rally at year end. [Bloomberg]
  14. Jamie McKane

    Do you own cryptocurrency?

    Do you own any cryptocurrency? Which tokens do you own?
  15. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrency is the mother of all scams - Economist

    Cryptocurrency is the mother of all scams - Economist Cryptocurrency critic Nouriel Roubini, the economist who’s famous for foreseeing the 2008 financial crisis, is back in the headlines again, and this time it’s because he’s dissing digital money in front of the U.S. Senate. In a scathing...
  16. Daruk

    Crypto Industry on ‘Brink of an Implosion,’ Researcher Says

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-09/bitcoin-on-the-brink-of-an-implosion-researcher-juniper-says By Olga Kharif October 9, 2018, 4:25 PM GMT+2 Declining daily transaction volume, values seen as negative Quarter-over-quarter transactions are seen plummeting again Echoing...
  17. Jamie McKane

    New cryptocurrency consortium aims to solve liquidity problems

    New cryptocurrency consortium aims to solve liquidity problems Cryptocurrency trades are notoriously difficult to settle. Could a new platform help fix that? San Francisco-based startup Blockstream Corp. launched the Liquid Network today, a trading platform that promises faster and more secure...
  18. Jamie McKane

    The latest craze in the cryptocurrency world - Stablecoins

    The latest craze in the cryptocurrency world - Stablecoins Cryptocurrency projects are still popping up regularly, with many investors keeping an eye on burgeoning ICOs and startups in the blockchain space. A new growing trend in the cryptocurrency industry is the development of "stablecoins"...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Have you purchased any cryptocurrency in 2018?

    Have you purchased cryptocurrency this year?
  20. Jamie McKane

    Cryptocurrencies climb due to optimism around Ripple

    Cryptocurrencies climb due to optimism around Ripple Cryptocurrencies surged on Friday as optimism surrounding Ripple Labs Inc.’s plans for using a digital coin spread, lifting peers that have lost more than $600 billion of value since January. XRP, the cryptocurrency commonly referred to as...
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