Blockchain

Friday Humor: What Is Bitcoin?

I know Bitcoin is back to over $10,000, but this is still hilarious. This article first appeared on Sizemore Insights as Friday Humor: What Is Bitcoin? ...

Morning News: February 16, 2018

South Africa Sees Fresh Start for Economy, With the Same Challenges Selloff Grips Credit Funds as Rate Fears Ripple Through Markets SEC Kills Chinese-Linked Takeover of Chicago Stock Exchange Coinbase Blames Visa for Overcharging Users Most Cities Would Welcome a Tech Billionaire, But Peter Thiel? ...

Should you buy bitcoin?

Remember that bridge your mother warned you about – the one everyone else was jumping off of? If you ask me, it’s an adage worth its weight in gold, especially as it applies to the current bitcoin craze.  %> ...

Blockchain has to overcome these issues to be a successful global payments platform

Blockchain transaction volumes are small compared to global payments platforms. However, they are reliable, and have grown rapidly over the past several years. Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) are the two major public blockchains in use. BTC is primarily associated with cryptocurrency transactions ...

Canada is playing catch up in fintech sector, KPMG report finds

Image courtesy Trulioo.   A new report finds that while Canada lags behind other countries in the fintech sector, it’s catching up fast by taking the right steps to nurture innovation in the financial services space. KPMG has released its “Pulse of Fintech” report, finding that strong inve ...

John McAfee is crazy but is his prediction about bitcoin nuts?

Has John McAfee lost the plot on bitcoin or could he be right that the cryptocurrency could hit $1 million dollars in a couple of years? Bitcoin managed to escape last week’s dramatic plunge in the global markets, but the currency still languishes below $9,000 USD, after hitting a high of over $1 ...

Getting Around Blockchain Geo-Blocking with VPNs - Chris San Filippo (13/02/2018)

February 13, 2018 Cryptocurrencies had a good run in 2017. The most prominent of these, Bitcoin, rose in value from $1,000 to $20,000 within that year, while some altcoins saw more rapid growth. While this has attracted a lot of new participants to cryptocurrency trading and blockchain endeavors, i ...

The cryptocurrency mining market is surprisingly small

  Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are generated by a process called “mining”. Here we look at the size and scope of the overall cryptocurrency mining market. It’s surprisingly small. We recently surveyed the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap and only 28 are mineable. The market is ...

The Importance Of Gold In 2018 And Beyond - Sprott Money (12/02/2018)

February 12, 2018 If you've held physical gold for the past five years, you've likely been frustrated by its lack of price appreciation. Of course, physical gold always retains its value as sound money and wealth "insurance," but while prices of paper assets have flourished since 2013, the dollar ...

Morning News: February 12, 2018

The Fed is Officially in a Nailbiting Showdown With Wall Street Mulvaney Says CFPB Under His Direction Is ‘Not Being Aggressive’ Record $23 Billion Flees World’s Largest ETF Bitcoin Closes in on $9,000 as Regulatory Fears Peter Out General Dynamics Buying CSRA for $6.8 Billion Ford Revs Up La ...