crypto

  • Crypto Asset Visualizer turns your bitcoin into an AR pile of cash

    Crypto Asset Visualizer turns your bitcoin into an AR pile of cash

    Built in fewer than 24 hours at TC Disrupt SF 2017’s hackathon, CAV, or Crypto Asset Visualizer, does exactly what it sounds like – it makes it easier to visualize your cryptocurrency holdings. Using augmented reality, CAV calculates the USD value of your crypto holdings, then displays a virtual pile of cash on the ground in front of you. Right now it’s a demo – and… Read More

  • The first of China’s top bitcoin exchanges has announced it will suspend trading

    The first of China’s top bitcoin exchanges has announced it will suspend trading

    A number of China’s top bitcoin exchanges are preparing to suspend their services following instructions from the government. BTC China, one of the country’s top three, became the first to officially make the move after it announced today that will stop all trading for China-based customers from September 30. The company — China’s oldest running exchange — said… Read More

  • Cryptocurrencies have already recovered from last weekend’s crash

    Cryptocurrencies have already recovered from last weekend’s crash

    When cryptocurrency markets crashed 20% a few days ago, I wrote “the next day or so will tell us if this was a temporary bump in the road or the start of the next major correction.” Well here we are, a day or so later. And the temporary crash seems to have just been a bump in the road. The entire market cap of cryptocurrencies is up 16% from a low of $135B yesterday to $162B… Read More

  • Cryptocurrencies have crashed 20% in two days

    Cryptocurrencies have crashed 20% in two days

    The cryptocurrency correction may have started. After months of unprecedented appreciation, almost every digital currency is seeing double digit losses over the last 48 hours. While a quick glance at the chart above or at coinmarketcap.com shows how bad things have been, you can get a sense of where things are by looking at losses in the two largest currencies: Bitcoin is down 16.5% over the… Read More

  • This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

    This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

    We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“. So why Estonia? The country is pretty forward thinking when it comes to technology – they are the first nation to offer an e-Residency program.  The program is almost like a digital citizenship, and… Read More

  • Bitcoin just passed $4,000

    Bitcoin just passed $4,000

    What a day for Bitcoin. 24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first time. Check out the chart below to see what the price has done in the last 24 hours. So the million… Read More

  • Coinbase raises $100M at a $1.6B valuation amid explosive growth

    Coinbase raises $100M at a $1.6B valuation amid explosive growth

    Coinbase has had a pretty crazy six months. It may be hard to remember, but at the beginning of 2017 the cryptocurrency world was a different place. Bitcoin was below $1000 per coin and the entire market cap for all cryptocurrencies was about 7x less than it is today. Since then, the market has surged. And as arguably the most established wallet and exchange service that exists today, Coinbase… Read More

  • Singapore, like the US, says it may regulate some ICOs

    Singapore, like the US, says it may regulate some ICOs

    Less than a week after the SEC said that it may regulate certain crypto token sales, better known as ICOs, Singapore has followed suit to say it too will regulate offerings that are deemed to be securities. Already a global financial hub, Singapore has developed into a destination of sorts for ICOs, with the likes of TenX ($80 million), Golem ($8.6 million) and Qtum ($15.6 million) among those… Read More

  • Coinbase adds support for Litecoin

    Coinbase adds support for Litecoin

    Coinbase has just rolled out full support for Litecoin, its third cryptocurrency. Users will be able to buy, sell, send and store Litecoin from Coinbase’s website or mobile apps, using easy payment methods like a credit/debit card or PayPal. Coinbase was founded as a platform to transact only with Bitcoin, but has since announced its intent to add other cryptocurrencies. Read More

  • The price of bitcoin is creeping back toward its 3-year high of $1,000

    The price of bitcoin is creeping back toward its 3-year high of $1,000

    Does it feel like the only time you hear about Bitcoin is when the price is either abruptly soaring or sinking? Us too! This time it’s soaring. Bitcoin is up about 30% over the last month, and about 50% over the last 3 months. The current price is hovering right around $950. The last time it traded this close to $1,000 was in January 2014 when the price hit $1,023 – right before… Read More

  • A Florida judge has ruled that Bitcoin isn’t money

    A Florida judge has ruled that Bitcoin isn’t money

    Ever since it moved into the mainstream Bitcoin has had a bit of an identity crisis. Mainly because no one is really sure whether it should be considered money or property. The IRS says it’s property for tax purposes, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission says it’s a commodity, and most Bitcoin advocates like to say it’s the world’s most advanced… Read More

  • Microsoft keyboards' secret radio codes deciphered

    Some fellas over at Dreamlab took it upon themselves to apply a packet sniffer to one of Microsoft’s RF-based wireless keyboards, the Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 and 2000. They found that unlike bluetooth devices, which have pretty strong encryption, the only thing they ran into with the RF keyboard was “a simple XOR mechanism with a single byte of random data” – and… Read More