Tag Archives: Cryptocurrency

‘What is Bitcoin’ Tops Google Questions Category for 2018

Interest in Bitcoin around the world isn’t waning, according to the latest data from Google Trends, as many people are interested in finding out ‘What is Bitcoin’ with BTC price down over 80% from its all-time high. What is Bitcoin – Most Searched Term in US and UK Despite a 15 month Bitcoin price low, interest towards the world’s… Read More »

Swift CEO To Step Down After 7 Years at The Helm

Swift CEO, Gottfried Leibbrandt, notified the organization’s 25-member board that he wished to step down from his position by June next year. His departure in 2019 will mark a 7 year tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of the global financial services provider. Mr. Leibbrandt joined the organization back in July 2012. The CEO went on to summarize… Read More »

$133 Million Stablecoin Project of Basis is Reportedly Shutting Down

The Basis stablecoin project which had raised over $133 Million in venture capital, is reportedly shutting down and returning a vast majority of the funds to investors. Unlike other projects shutting down due to the bear market, Basis is shutting down due to regulatory hurdles as it tried to get the stablecoin project up and running. Backed by Bain… Read More »

Gaming Firm Wants to Pay Players to Mine Cryptocurrency

When the crypto chips are down companies often seek alternative methods of generating income. Gaming equipment giant Razer wants to pay gamers to mine crypto using their graphics cards. The new crypto rewards program is called ‘Razer SoftMiner’, and it enables users to put their GPUs to work mining “Silver” which according to the firm is not actually… Read More »

Bitcoin (BTC) Stable At $3,400: Analyst Compares Crypto With Dotcom Bubble

Bitcoin Stable At $3,400, Altcoins In Similar Position  Interestingly, after a multi-week bout of lower lows, the crypto market at large stabilized on Tuesday and Wednesday, as Bitcoin (BTC) found itself trading in a tight range between $3,300 and $3,500. Since Ethereum World News’ previous market update, released not 24 hours ago, the aggregate market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies… Read More »

Ethereum (ETH) Futures Rumors Mount, As CBOE’s Bitcoin Foray Turns One

CBOE’s Bitcoin Foray Turns One As noted by Tom Hearden, a senior trader at Skylands Capital, subsequently relayed through MarketWatch, one year and one day ago, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE Global Markets) made history, becoming one of the first financial institutions to launch a fully-fledged Bitcoin (BTC) product. Now that crypto is in the midst of… Read More »

Ten-Year Jail Term Looms Large for Former Mt. Gox Chief

Japanese Prosecutors are clamoring a 10-year jail term for former CEO of defunct Japanese Bitcoin exchange, Mark Karpelès. This comes in the midst of the extension announced for civil rehabilitation claims. More Trouble for Former Mt. Gox Chief The nightmare does not seem to end for Mark Karpelès, as the Nikkei Asian Review today (December 12) reported that… Read More »

Calling All Gamers: Razer Wants You to Mine Cryptocurrency Using Idle GPUs

Razer, the multi-billion-dollar gaming equipment manufacturer, released a new program that allows gamers to easily utilize their idle GPUs to mine cryptocurrency. The catch to this seemingly simple program, however, is that users don’t actually get to keep the cryptocurrency they mine.Razer Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Software Called SoftMinerThe new program, called SoftMiner, allows PC users to utilize their… Read More »

Forbes Analyst Expects Bitcoin (BTC) At $2,500, Awaits (Another) Awful Crash

Forbes Analyst Touts $2,500 Bitcoin Price Target Clem Chambers, a markets analyst publishing to Forbes, recently released an article to the outlet’s contributor network, explaining why Bitcoin (BTC) could head lower in due time. Chambers, the CEO of ADVFN and a well-known financial industry journalist, first drew attention to how markets, Bitcoin included, normally react in, during, and… Read More »