Unsettling news comes from China for crypto miners: the country considers making mining farms illegal. This information made headlines last week, after an update published by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The NDRC is the top economic planning agency in China. Thus, the recent announcement carries significant weight.
Crypto markets have been in a state that investors call a
bear market. The trend set in after the decline of crypto markets late last year.
Bitcoin and Friends may not be the crypto show we want, but it may be the crypto show we deserve. At first glance it looks like a family-friendly educational program but don’t watch it with the kids. While there are moments of inspirational or educational dialogue, this show is not for the young. Filled with strong language, drug references, graphic nudity and violence, Bitcoin and Friends is anything but what you’d expect.
Gamers were some of the earliest adopters of new technologies like blockchain systems and cryptocurrencies. The crypto-based company HashCash suggests that that might be largely because many games already have on-board payment systems. That’s only one of the reasons that HashCash has developed a system for blockchain gaming. Their technology has the potential to change the ways in which online games are designed and played. But what does it mean and how does it work?
If you want to know the current state of the cryptocurrency world as well as where it is heading, Consensus 2019 conference, organised by CoinDesk, is an event for you. Since 2015, this event brings together thought leaders, developers, investors and other stakeholders in the blockchain and crypto universe. And this year, the organisers want to encourage participants to find answers to several critical questions.
People often talk about security as being one of the best elements of cryptocurrency. However, being entirely online has allowed a number of new schemes to impact the industry.
After one year in the test phase, the VeriBlock blockchain finally went live last Tuesday. The technology developed by the company promises to offer improved security for crypto wallets and transactions.
With a rocky cryptocurrency market and loads of negative press, some enthusiasts are losing hope. Others, of course, are settling in for what they see as the impending future of a crypto-based world. People in the middle are still asking, or asking once again, does cryptocurrency matter?
A house in Australia is going up for auction next month. There’s nothing surprising about that except for the payment method. The auctioneer will be calling the bids in cryptocurrency. It’s a
world-first in real estate, according to auctioneer James Pratt.
Bitcoin owners have more and more options for spending the cryptocurrency in their wallets. From the first pizza bought with Bitcoin to the wide range of products and services you can pay for with crypto, we’ve come a long way. And right now there is one more type of product you can buy with digital currency: artwork.