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.
Continue reading A Look at Some Coinbase Alternatives as Wikileaks Calls for Global Coinbase Blockade
It is an established fact that the investments from initial coin offerings (ICOs) are known to be more popular and prominent in the blockchain community.
In fact, despite the many controversies and the numerous dead projects that have resulted from ICOs in the past, the number of ICOs conducted in 2018 so far has already surpassed the total number of ICOs conducted in the year of 2017.
Continue reading How Does a VC Invest in the Blockchain?
The phrase “payment transfer system” sounds so technical, but it’s really just a way for one individual to make a payment to another individual or entity.
Imagine you’re living overseas and want to send some of your wages back to your home country. How do you accomplish this? Why through some payment transfer system of course.
Continue reading How Cryptocurrency Transfers Work
The increase of investments in the cryptocurrency industry has paved the way for new business models to come forward. While most of them focus on ventures that cause investors to buy and hold more cryptocurrencies, some of them have been looking into the possibility of doing the opposite.
Continue reading Salt vs. ETHLend: A Comparative Study
Initial coin offerings (ICOs for short) have become one of the most widely used crowdfunding methods, allowing for ridiculous amounts of money to be collected sometimes in less than a day.
According to statistics published by icodata.io they are a multi-billion dollar industry, with over $6.1 billion raised in 873 ICOs during 2017.
Continue reading An Ethical Approach for Crypto Projects and ICOs
Bitcoin began a revolution in decentralization and transparency, and will always be remembered for creating massive wealth for early adopters. While Bitcoin still dominates cryptocurrency markets, with a bit over 50% of the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies being in Bitcoin, there have been signs that it might be losing its tight grip as the top gaining cryptocurrency.
Continue reading What’s the next Bitcoin? 5 Cryptocurrencies to Keep an Eye On
It’s 2018, and Bitcoin has been around for almost a decade. By now you’ve probably heard of the famous decentralized, peer-to-peer, electronic cash system — and if you haven’t, read our beginner’s guide before you go any further.
Continue reading The Bitcoin Foundation: An Introduction
A blockchain oracle is designed to provide smart contracts on blockchains with data from an outside, or third-party source. Because smart contracts are simply self-executing code they take the data from the oracle and evaluate it before adding it to their execution flow where appropriate. This is intended to give smart contracts an increased flexibility and utility as they will be able to use third-party data seamlessly.
Continue reading What are Blockchain Oracles?
After RBI’s recent ban on the support of banks for cryptocurrency exchanges, Indian exchanges like WazirX and Koinex Loop which offer p2p trading quickly popped up.
Though they are doing fairly well and at least allowing investors to trade in a less efficient way, Zebpay has not made any move so far.
Continue reading Here’s why Zebpay is not launching their P2P portal like Koinex
Bitmain, a Beijing-based company which designs and produces bitcoin mining equipment, published on July 22, 2018, its first statistics report on the amount of its in-house mining operation and it’s already caused some controversy.
Continue reading Bitmain Claims Its Hashrate Is Only 4% of Total Bitcoin Mining Power, Critics Disagree