Report: Swiss City of Zug Named Fastest Growing Tech Hub in Europe

News The city of Zug, home of the Swiss Crypto Valley, has been named the fastest growing technology community in Europe. Zug ranked atop the “State of European Tech” report by London-based global investment firm Atomico last week, on the strength of its year-on-year growth of attendees to tech-related meetup events. Also read: Malaysian Financial Regulators […]

Text-Enabled BCH Payments Now Available in 35 Countries With Cointext

News Cointext has announced that its bitcoin cash wallet service has just launched in the Ukraine and Italy. Cointext is now connected to 35 countries worldwide and the wallet works on any smartphone as well as basic feature phones. Also read: Simple Ledger Developers Publish Monthly Puzzle With Bitcoin Cash Treasure Cointext Connects to the Ukraine […]

New Report Updates Cryptocurrency Exchange Ratings

Exchanges A quarterly ratings report has upgraded the score previously given to seven cryptocurrency exchanges, while downgrading four. It has also added seven new exchanges, rating them on such metrics as trading volume, security, and compliance. In related news, Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) has begun tracking the hot and cold wallets of exchanges as part […]

The Daily: Trustology Raises $8 million, SEC Fines Crypto Fund Coinalpha

The Daily U.K.-based startup Trustology, which develops storage solutions for digital assets, has raised $8 million in funding and we’ve got the news in this edition of The Daily. We also look at the SEC’s decision to fine another crypto company for breaching U.S. securities laws and HTC’s decision to have Brave as the default […]

Simple Ledger Developers Publish Monthly Puzzle With Bitcoin Cash Treasure

Games In late November, the creators of the Simple Ledger Protocol announced the launch of Ledger Treasure, a contest in which contestants must solve a puzzle to win over $100 worth of bitcoin cash (BCH). On Dec. 6, Simple Ledger developer James Cramer revealed the winner of the first puzzle solved by gaining access to […]

Report: South Korea to Push for Major Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

News South Korea will push for major cryptocurrency adoption, claims a new report, strengthening the spotlight on the tech hub which forms one of the most crypto-friendly countries in the world.  Also read: Korean Incoming Minister Confirms Crypto Taxation Plans South Korea’s Enthusiasm for Tech As one of the most innovative countries in the world, it’s […]

BCH App ‘Honest Cash’ Sees Significant Growth and Adds Native Wallet

Sharing economy Social media platform Honest Cash has activated 200 new users and added a few new features, according to its creator Adrian Barwicki. News.Bitcoin.com reported on its initial launch during the last week of November, when the blogging platform started with the first 100 registrants. Also read: ‘Crypto Crisis’ Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive […]

Wendy McElroy: Avoiding Fraud by Going Crypto-Anarchist

Featured The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising ExpectationsSection 5: Saving the World Through AnarchismChapter 11, Part 8Avoiding Fraud By Going Crypto-Anarchist A transfer on the blockchain is a simplistic peer-to-peer contract, which memorializes the terms for those involved and is seen to be valid by the surrounding community through transparency. It is a voluntary […]

The Daily: Binance Offers Multiple Accounts, Huobi Plans Institutional Exchange

The Daily In this edition of The Daily, cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced support for multiple accounts and we’ve got all the details. Elsewhere, digital asset exchange Huobi wants to launch a regulated platform for institutional investors under its Gibraltar license. Finally, we cover a warning about an unauthorized crypto brokerage that has been issued […]

Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the Faucet

Featured With no exchanges, P2P marketplaces, or escrow services in Bitcoin’s earliest days, acquiring coins wasn’t easy. You either mined them or begged someone on the Bitcointalk forum to sell to you OTC. Then, along came a developer called Gavin Andresen who created a faucet that allowed anyone to claim free BTC. Also read: Bitcoin […]