What is life without problems? Problems which exist for man to solve to create solutions in order to make living more bearable for its kind. Bitcoin (BTC) emerged as a solution to man’s problems with the currency restrictions present in regular currencies all over the world. Using Bitcoin does not require any paperwork from its […]
Cardano platform offers a crypto coin called Ada cryptocurrency that is used to send and receive funds through its platform. Apart from Cardano having the Ada Cryptocurrency, it’s platform tends to offer a technology that organization, individuals and even smaller financial institution can have access to and run on a steady basis. History of Cardano […]
It’s safe to say the invention of cryptocurrency and especially with Bitcoin being the pioneer some 10 years ago has paved way for more innovations in the financial markets via the digital currency. While it’s true that most of the cryptocurrencies created after Bitcoin were designed to be alternatives, most of them deploy the Blockchain […]
2018 has witnessed some remarkable trends in the crypto market which shows that there is a bright future in cryptocurrency investment. This continuous rise in the hash rate shows a satisfaction from investors who are in it for the long-term within the cryptocurrency market. Here are some of the most common crypt trends that took […]
After its establishment by a developer Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, Bitcoin was birthed to inject fresh ideas into the financial industry and it has largely achieved success in that regard, as part of its creative plan was to distort the restriction that was operated in the financial and political management of traditional legal tender. Irrespective […]
Safety and security is of utmost importance when doing anything including investing in Bitcoin and just about any other digital means of investing your hard earned money. There are numerous stories about cyber crimes going on where many have fallen victims. Internet has come bearing good fruits for millennials, however this does not stop some […]
It’s an open secret that investments usually involves high risk. However, two of the most important issues investors tend to grapple with when planning prospective investments is to weigh the benefits over the disadvantages and vice versa. In these times where there are numerous opportunities and assets for investments. Most of whom include digital currencies, […]
As the growth of digital currency keeps adding value in the financial industry, IOTA has been one cryptocurrency that has revolutionized the present day crypto-world. IOTA is an open-source distributed ledger that is built to power the Internet with feeless transactions. It is designed on a modernized ledger system called the Tangle. This tangle system […]
There are so many reasons why the African continent is far behind other economically viable countries in the western world. Some of the challenges bedeviling the continent today have mostly been experienced and conquered by these developed countries centuries before this time. Hence it looks absurd to imagine many African nations still wallowing in the […]
The crusade of cryptocurrency (popularly referred to as digital currencies) is currently sweeping through many parts of the world. A lot of countries these days are maximizing to the fullest this alternative measure of online transactions or payment which is growing steadily in the business world. There’s no gainsaying that many countries have been dealt […]
Why you need all the cryptocurrency news…
It is easy to get caught up with the craze of the comings and goings of cryptocurrency news. With rampant gains and then dizzying drops in all the major coins, it is tough to know if you should hold your nerve or dump your wallet. How much should you pay attention to cryptocurrency blogs?
The better informed you are the better your choices can be. Fluctuations in the price of cryptocurrency, like those in national currencies, occur because of events in the news. You might not want to be reading about drops and gains – but you certainly want to pay attention to regulatory news or moves by governments.
Want an example? The major cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and Ethereum are all rallying since the introduction of SegWit. The Bitcoin Segregated Witness makes transactions cheaper and faster. This has pushed BitCoin back over the $10k mark per single coin.
But, you must listen out for the bad news, as well as the good – just recently Bitcoin was over $20k per Bitcoin. It is harder to hear the stories of people losing money. Just listen out to the words of the OGs who suffered at the hands of the 2013 crash to understand why keeping it realistic in cryptocurrency is crucial and why reading cryptocurrency blogs could save you a fortune.
A cryptocurrency blog always likes something new!
Say hello to the “petro”. This is the newest cryptocurrency on the market and is the invention of the Venezuelan President Nichola Maduro. Some see this as a means of a leader trying to save his position – in a desperate attempt to strengthen his position. It opened for trading on 20th February with an opening offer of 100 million tokens. Each petro is meant to be backed by a barrel of oil – whatever this means.
The New Economy Movement platform is the chosen site for sales of the petro – though they clam to have no political affiliations or offer any endorsements. It is a new cloudy arena for cryptocurrencies, as the petro is controlled by a government. If you are in the US, this is a reason why you can’t trade in the petro – as it is seen as a means of avoiding sanctions.
To help to cement the success of the launch, the Venezuelan government has launched a free training course in how to trade in digital currencies.
Who is Circle?
Ever feel like fiction is becoming fact. Circle is the name of the company in the Tom Hanks film of the same name that focuses on a tech company that has vague fingers in many technological pies.
Well, now there is an actual Circle. This is a startup that pitches itself as a bitcoin company – being something similar to a cryptocurrency PayPal. Circle has announced that it is acquiring the US-based exchange Poloniex. Estimated cost for buying a cryptocurrency exchange is $400 million – but that is what you pay to make a move towards your ambition.
Circle is less certain it is a Bitcoin company. It sees itself as a consumer finance company with the circle representing the peer-to-peer payment service. Whether it believes it is a cryptocurrency company or not – it is estimated it handled $2 billion in transactions a month.
Who is Circle? Now it is Circle Trade and Circle Pay – and soon it will be Circle Invest – an easy-to-use investment app for those wanting to buy cryptocurrencies. In short, it is well worth keeping an eye of this Circle.
ICO high failure rate
in 2017 there was an insane interest in cryptocurrencies. Speculators took a leap into the unknown with initial coin offerings – where startups sell its own crypto-token to raise money. The data for these ICO show how sceptical traders should be when viewing these offerings. There were 902 ICOs tracked last year. 142 of these offerings failed before gaining any funding at all and 276 failed afterwards. This is close to a 50% failure rate – though it is even more if you consider the 113 projects that only “semi-failed”. What does this mean? It means that the teams have disappeared somewhere… comforting.
If you think this makes ICOs a ridiculous risk to take and a guaranteed loss of money. Well, that is until you explore startups in any sort of detail. Most traditionally financed startups fail – almost 75% in fact. Pretty much 40% of these take all the investor’s money.
Does this mean that ICOs are a better bet than traditional startups? Possibly not. A lot of the failures happened in the last few months of 2017 and it thought to be a sign of scams and frauds rather than business failures. The message then is to pay attention to ICOs and see potential – but make sure you do the groundwork before making the purchase.
Mining in Montana
This is not a Trump headline. This is cryptocurrency news. The mining about to be done in Montana is of the digital variety. The state is about to build a $251 million cryptocurrency mining farm just outside of Butte, Montana.
The local city government unanimously voted to allow Blue Castle Holdings to build a massive mining farm. It is likely to take three years to complete. It will take a massive 135-megawatts of power to feed the power-hungry campus – the equivalent of 20000 homes.
In the first instance the facility will be used to mine for currencies such as bitcoin. There is a back up plan should the floor fall out of cryptocurrency. Should it tank the facility can instead be used for medical research or artificial intelligence. As it is the second largest facility in Montana, the local government needed more assurances that digital currency could supply.