05. December 2018
What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a decentralized, peer to peer, digital currency system, designed to give online users the ability to process transactions via digital unit of exchange known as Bitcoins. In other words, it is a virtual currency. The Bitcoin system was created in the year 2009 by an undisclosed programmer(s). Since then, Bitcoin has garnered huge attention as well as controversy as an alternative to US dollar, Euros and commodity currencies such as gold and silver. Rise to Popularity...
05. December 2018
Bitcoin is a form of currency existing only in the digital world. The technology was created by an individual hiding under an identity named Satoshi Nakamoto. To this day, the creator/creators of the system never materialized, maintaining an anonymous status. Bitcoins are not printed like traditional currencies as there are no physical representations for the cryptocurrency; it is produced by users and numerous businesses through a process called mining. This is where dedicated software solves...
26. November 2018
Currency refers to electronic currencies stored electronically in banks, and makes up one out of three forms of electronic currency. While paper money is still used globally, up to 80% of the world's currency is stored through banks electronically. From its infancy, it has grown from an alternative to conducting business to a primary form of e-commerce, and only seems to continue to grow. Origins The first digital currency was created during the first internet bubble of the early 2000s. It was...
26. November 2018
What is Bitcoin? If you're here, you've heard of Bitcoin. It has been one of the biggest frequent news headlines over the last year or so - as a get rich quick scheme, the end of finance, the birth of truly international currency, as the end of the world, or as a technology that has improved the world. But what is Bitcoin? In short, you could say Bitcoin is the first decentralised system of money used for online transactions, but it will probably be useful to dig a bit deeper. We all know, in...
16. November 2018
This year the value of Bitcoin has soared, even past one gold-ounce. There are also new cryptocurrencies on the market, which is even more surprising which brings cryptocoins' worth up to more than one hundred billion. On the other hand, the longer term cryptocurrency-outlook is somewhat of a blur. There are squabbles of lack of progress among its core developers which make it less alluring as a long term investment and as a system of payment. Bitcoin Still the most popular, Bitcoin is the...
16. November 2018
Put simply, cryptocurrency is digital money, which is designed in a way that it is secure and anonymous in some instances. It is closely associated with internet that makes use of cryptography, which is basically a process where legible information is converted into a code that cannot be cracked so as to tack all the transfers and purchases made. Cryptography has a history dating back to the World War II, when there was a need to communicate in the most secure manner. Since that time, an...
08. August 2018
Crypto mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has reportedly secured China’s biggest technology company Tencent and Japan’s Softbank, Uber’s biggest shareholder, as investors in a pre-IPO financing round. Chinese crypto giant Bitmain, commonly known for manufacturing bitcoin mining equipment and operating mining pools, is attracting interest from some of the world’s biggest companies and investors ahead of its initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange later this year....
07. August 2018
Stock trading app Robinhood has made ethereum classic (ETC) the sixth cryptocurrency listed on its recently-launched crypto trading platform. The $5.6 billion firm unveiled support for ethereum classic on Monday, providing investors in eligible U.S. states with the ability to hold ETC in their portfolios alongside their traditional equities investments. Robinhood has been rolling out cryptocurrency trading on a state-by-state basis as it obtains the money transmitter licenses to operate in each...
06. August 2018
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has stated its opposition to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s endorsement of regulatory “sandboxes” for fintech companies that essentially allow fintechs to receive special bank charters, according to a statement on its website by Maria T. Vullo, DFS superintendent and overseer for the state’s BitLicense regime. The New York DFS announced its opposition shortly after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an independent...
03. August 2018
The government of Queensland, Australia’s second largest and third-most populous state, is backing a local crypto payments startup that officials believe will help boost tourism in the state. In an announcement on its official website on Wednesday, the Queensland government revealed details of an AUD$8.3 million grant given to 70 domestic companies looking to innovate in the region. Pointedly, the announcement pinned Queensland-based crypto payments startup TravelbyBit as the headlining act...

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