cryptocurrency

  • 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

  • Wificoin lets you buy hotspot access with cryptocurrency

    Wificoin lets you buy hotspot access with cryptocurrency

    It’s infuriating to see a public wifi connection you’re not allowed to use, such as the ones from mobile carriers like T-Mobile and ISPs like Comcast. If you’re not a subscriber, there’s often no way to pay for one-time access. But TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon project Wificoin wants to help you buy or earn access to hotspots nearby. Here’s how it works. Read More

  • Bitcoin price drops following report that China is going to shut down local exchanges

    Bitcoin price drops following report that China is going to shut down local exchanges

    Another day, another crash and another Chinese ban. This time, as Reuters spotted, a single report from financial news site Caixin is saying that the Chinese government is considering banning cryptocurrency exchanges in China. In particular, the report is saying that Chinese citizens won’t be able to use exchanges to buy bitcoins, ethers and more using Chinese yuan, and vice versa. 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

  • Vitalik Buterin and Naval Ravikant to discuss Ethereum at Disrupt SF

    Vitalik Buterin and Naval Ravikant to discuss Ethereum at Disrupt SF

    Cryptocurrencies are back. But did they ever go away? If you ask cryptocurrency advocates, they’re going to tell you that it’s been a slow and steady rise filled with initial coin offerings, forks and updates. That’s why we’re excited to welcome Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and AngelList co-founder and CEO Naval Ravikant at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. They’re… Read More

  • From barter to blockchain: A history of money Crunch Network

    From barter to blockchain: A history of money

    The Big Bang brought the universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago. Life first appeared on our planet 3.8 billion years ago. Earth witnessed a hominid species, Home erectus, walking upright for the first time 1.9 million years ago. And, 7,000 years ago, money was invented. 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

  • Dear Floyd Mayweather, you’re why the SEC exists

    Dear Floyd Mayweather, you’re why the SEC exists

    Dear Floyd Mayweather: While perusing Facebook, I chanced across your post drumming up interest in the upcoming Stox initial coin offering (ICO). I understand your motivations in wanting to diversify your portfolio of investments, but I caution that your actions are reckless and potentially financially damaging to you and your fans. Read More

  • SEC regulators are coming after ICOs

    SEC regulators are coming after ICOs

    It looks like ICOs, shorthand for initial coin offerings, are about to undergo a lot more scrutiny. The SEC has concluded that the digital currency financing events will be regulated as securities, meaning unregistered offerings could be subject to criminal punishment. The decision was announced on Tuesday. To reach its findings, regulators evaluated an offering facilitated by “The… Read More

  • While investment firms ponder ICOs, this team is barreling ahead with a $100 million ICO fund

    While investment firms ponder ICOs, this team is barreling ahead with a $100 million ICO fund

    Most investors are trying to get a handle on initial coin offerings, which have begun racing through the tech ecosystem like a fire, causing excitement and confusion and some degree of terror. One San Francisco-based firm is barreling full steam ahead into the world of ICO investing: Pantera Capital. Read More

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