We all know it. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have seen a dramatic surge in popularity in the past few years, especially throughout 2017 and into 2018. The massive price increases combined with more scrutiny and interest from the financial community is making cryptocurrency conversations par for the course for most people.
Ontology was created as a secure blockchain project to support corporate needs, providing a way to protect their systems and their data. Ontology is a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS), bringing the blockchain to corporations in a way that they can benefit from the distributed and decentralized nature of the blockchain ledger.
It is similar to NEO and will have a dual token system where ONT is equivalent to NEO and ONG is equivalent to GAS, providing power for the network.
We’ve continued to hear about “Casper” in the Ethereum community throughout 2018, ever since the testnet was launched on the last day of 2017. There has been great anticipation for the Casper hardfork and what it can help Ethereum achieve, but as we head into the end of October 2018 we’re still awaiting the momentous hardfork that is supposed to go off before the end of 2018.
Coinbase, the most popular bitcoin exchange in the United States has banned the Wikileaks Shop account from using its services. The ban was issued due to an alleged breach of the platform’s terms of service although no specifics were given.
In response, Wikileaks has called for a global blockade of Coinbase citing the non-specificity of the allegations and the suspected involvement of U.S. government interference. According to Greg Barns, a part of the Julian Assange legal team, the move symbolizes an attempt to block free speech.
Barns also went on to say that the situation with Coinbase is symptomatic of the opposition that Wikileaks faces in the mainstream financial scene.
As blockchain technology becomes increasingly popular it is also becoming more important for individuals and companies to embrace the technology.
That has created a market for platforms that are meant to enhance the uses of blockchain technologies. One of the leaders in that space is Qtum, a platform that makes the blockchain more accessible for companies who want to build and deploy decentralized applications (dApps).
Vertcoin is one of those cryptocurrencies that predates the FOMO and FUD, airdrops and ICOs that have come to characterize cryptocurrencies. In a very similar fashion to Bitcoin, Vertcoin was simply released as an open-source project on Github, and from there a community of volunteers and miners have ensured the longevity of this coin.
As you’ve probably heard time and time again, security is (or should be) your number one concern when it comes to your cryptocurrencies. Keeping your assets safe isn’t always easy, but there are two great products that have made it easier.
Let’s have a look at these two cryptocurrency storage options that together have kept tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies safe from the predations of hackers.
Those just beginning to learn about cryptocurrencies and the workings of exchanges for Bitcoin and other coins will be best served if they begin their education in trading and exchanging cryptocurrencies with one of the exchanges that was expressly designed for beginners.
Buying Bitcoin has become increasingly easy and convenient over the past several years. Today there are a large number of payment options for buying Bitcoin, which is no surprise really, given how profitable Bitcoin investing has been for so many people.
Verge became one of the most talked about cryptocurrencies in early 2018 as it climbed higher during the first quarter of the year while the broader markets were falling sharply. In fact, Verge (XVG) was one of only two cryptocurrencies to put in a positive performance in the first quarter of 2018.