Tag Archives: Altcoins

Cambridge University Study: Speculation of the Death of Bitcoin ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

Following news that verified crypto-user numbers doubled in the first three-quarters of 2018, the study by Cambridge University also concluded that the death of Bitcoin amid an 85% drop in price has been ‘greatly exaggerated’ by the media.  Cambridge University: Bitcoin Mining Diversifying Aside from the influx of new users, the report titled 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study reveals several other key findings… Read More »

3 Cryptocurrencies Decoupling From Bitcoin into 2019 (PAL, TRX, WAVES)

2018 was underwhelming compared to 2017. The bear market went into full swing and most cryptocurrencies lost over eighty percent. Bitcoin has begun decoupling from many cryptocurrencies including those having some of the biggest developments of 2018. WAVES, TRX, and PAL are three cryptocurrencies that have persevered through the bear market. These three projects exceeded expectations and even… Read More »

Peter McCormack Tells How He Turned $32K Into $1.2M and ‘Back to Pretty Much Zero’

In an informative, entertaining, comical, and bitterly poignant tweet yesterday, What Bitcoin Did podcast host Peter McCormack explains how he amassed–and lost–his crypto fortune over the last two years. From $32K to Millionaire and Back He starts the Twitter post saying: So here is a thread on how I turned $32,000 into $1.2m and back to pretty much zero… Read More »

Russia Says Venezuela’s Petro Acceptance ‘Not Happening’

Russia has not discounted the idea of using state-issued cryptocurrency Petro in commercial operations with Venezuela. Russia: No Petro Payments ‘Yet’ Those were the words of deputy finance minister Sergey Storchak speaking to reporters this week, local news outlet RIA Novosti reported December 13. Petro, which the Venezuelan government hopes to use to shore up its rapidly failing… Read More »

Ethereum Price Analysis: Ether Burns to a Crisp

Ethereum has turned into an unattended dumpster fire. Let’s take a look at the Ethereum price analysis and see what it will take to turn the price around. Ethereum Price: Market Overview 2018 has been a rough year for Ethereum price 00 and at the moment it doesn’t look like the situation will improve. Of the top 5 cryptocurrencies,… Read More »

The HTC Exodus 1 ‘Blockchain Phone’ is Here and It’s Underwhelming

This week saw the first reviews of the HTC Exodus 1 blockchain phone, as ‘Genesis Block’ pre-orders started to ship. However, threatening to steal HTC’s thunder came crypto-related trademark applications from Samsung, amid speculation features may arrive early next year. HTC Exodus Arrival So it’s finally here; 7 months on from its announcement in May, the first units… Read More »

Cambridge Study: ID-Verified Crypto Users More Than Doubled in 2018

The University of Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance says the number of verified cryptocurrency users has increased in 2018 despite the year-long bear market that has seen prices tumble more than 80 percent. Retail Cryptocurrency Adoption is on the Rise According to a study by the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, the number of verified cryptocurrency users has… Read More »

Now is ‘Best Opportunity Of The Year’ to Buy Bitcoin, Says Weiss Ratings

International rating agency Weiss Ratings has recommended now as the best time to buy Bitcoin, saying it represents cryptocurrency’s “least speculative investment.” Weiss Says Bitcoin Buy Level Near As part of a series of tweets December 11, Weiss, which has produced mixed messages about its opinion of Bitcoin in the past, now said it is “here to stay.”… Read More »

Stuttgart Stock Exchange to Launch Crypto Trading Platform in 2019

The Stuttgart stock exchange (Boerse Stuttgart) announced it will launch a crypto trading venue in the first half of 2019 through a partnership with solarisBank.  ‘Taking Trading in Cryptocurrencies to the Next Level’ In an announcement today, solarisBank revealed a key partnership that will bring a new product to the crypto market in 2019. Teaming up with the Boerse… Read More »

Coinbase Slammed For Venezuela ZCash Airdrop Being an ‘Advertising Strategy’

US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has received intense criticism for giving Venezuelan families a grand total of $1 per day – in altcoin ZCash, which it added to its books days previously. Scroogebase? In a blog post December 11, executives claimed that the initiative dubbed the “12 Days of Coinbase,” was meant to “empower those who don’t have enough.”… Read More »