Overstock just became the first major retailer to accept bitcoin cash and altcoins at the point of sale for payment. They announced a partnership with Shapeshift.io to streamline the process. Now Overstock customers can transact via Shapeshift’s native API easily using Bitcoin Cash, Monero, Litecoin, Ethereum, and more.  Also read: Fork...
Drew Hinkes, a miami-based partner at legal firm Berger and Singerman has discussed the legal dispute over the approximately $232 million USD raised by the Tezos ICO. Last month, news.Bitcoin.com reported that the founders of Tezos had entered into a legal battle with the chairman of a Swiss foundation comprising...
Uruguay’s Central Bank (BCU) formally presented rollout of its pioneering digitization of the Uruguayan peso on 3 November 2017. Set now as a pilot program, the bank’s head was careful to remind it “is not a cryptocurrency such as bitcoins,” but “a currency that remains the responsibility of the BCU,” according to an Argentinian report.  Also read: Uruguay Urged...
After a bumpy roll-out and widespread criticism regarding the project’s supposed secrecy, Bitcoin Gold’s development team has taken to daily updates in an effort to help push the project along.  Also read: Distributed Denial of Service Attack Greets Forked Bitcoin Gold on First Day Bitcoin Gold Reveals Daily Update Blog In an attempt to...
On Tuesday Jeff Garzik’s company Bloq announced what the company claims is a groundbreaking advance. The “world’s first cross-blockchain cryptocurrency,” Metronome (MTN), is “expected to launch in early December 2017,” according to a press release. Also read: Jeff Garzik Asks Community if Asicboost Optimization Should be Disabled Jeff Garzik’s December Gamble It’s the...
Founded by husband and wife, Kathleen and Arthur Breitman, Tezos is a decentralized platform that hosts smart contracts that seeks to compete with ethereum. Tezos’ initial coin offering (ICO) did not have a cap on investment and raised approximately $232 million – at the time comprising the largest ICO...
This week the Hong Kong-based bitcoin remittance provider, Bitspark, has announced the firm is switching its services over to the Bitshares blockchain instead of using bitcoin because it is “better suited for the company’s business.” Also read: Putin Tells Central Bank Not to Create Unnecessary Barriers to Cryptocurrencies Bitspark Drops Bitcoin...
The controversy surrounding Tether continues, despite the company’s release of an “internal memorandum regarding consulting services.” The issuer of USDT has been the subject of continual scrutiny in recent months following a sharp increase in the number of tokens issued, despite the company enduring significant banking issues. Also Read: Tether’s Messy...
The Financial Commission, an independent entity that certifies trading products and provides external dispute resolution services to the finance industry, has issued ICO certification to Genesis Vision. The announcement comes less than a month after the body announced it had established a committee tasked with the certification of initial...
Deadcoins hosts “a curated list of cryptocurrencies forgotten by this world”. Most of the coins detailed are artifacts from altcoin bubbles past, with many comprising exit scams or litecoin clones sporting a silly name for marketing purposes. Also Read: 40+ ICO Platforms Closing in China The Majority of the Coins Listed on...