Remember Paragon? ‘Revolutionizing Cannabis With Blockchain’ Token Down 96%

Paragon, the outfit which raised over $70 million in an ICO to build a “social network of cannabis startups,” has lost 96 percent of its market cap. Doing Nothing With Blockchain Perhaps the latest example of the “irrational exuberance” of the 2017 ICO rush, Paragon (PRG) , which had the backing of US rapper The Game and an infamous video to match, currently has a token market cap of just $2.7 million. The project was

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ICOs ‘In a Lot of Trouble’ if Bitcoin Stays Under $10K, Says BitPay Exec

Controversial cryptocurrency payment provider BitPay appeared to back Bitcoin over altcoins this week as its CCO told mainstream media the ICO token market was “in a lot of trouble.” Singh: Market Bottom ‘Hard’ To Call Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview that also featured regular commentator Joe Weisenthal, Sonny Singh focused heavily on Bitcoin as the cryptoasset, which had a chance of upside while remaining silent on major altcoins such as Ether (ETH) . “It’s hard

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‘There’s No Room for 1000x Price Increases,’ Reaffirms Vitalik Buterin

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin hit back at reports he said claimed he was a “pessimist” September 11, accusing media outlets of misrepresenting his views on cryptocurrency’s future. Bloomberg Interview Raises Eyebrows In a series of tweets, Buterin said coverage of his interview with Bloomberg September 8 had been “spun” to paint an overly negative view. Commentators had reacted to one response Buterin had given in particular, in which he said the Blockchain industry was about

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Winklevoss’ Gemini Dollar a ‘Solid’ Bridge That ‘Will Span Decades,’ Says Charlie Shrem

Charlie Shrem Talks Bitcoin, Hodling, and the Future of Cryptocurrency

Shortly after New York regulators gave the green light to Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ stable coin, Charlie Shrem shares his two cents on the matter. He thinks the cryptocurrency represents the “Golden Gate Bridge” in the field. A ‘Solid Stable Coin’ As Bitcoinist reported September 10, the investment bank State Street will back the Gemini Dollar – a token pegged to the US dollar 1:1. It’s the first cryptocurrency from early Bitcoin investors, Cameron and Tyler

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Dogecoin Now ‘Envy of the Crypto World’ As ICOs Dumped $30M ETH Last Week

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Altcoin markets are witnessing upheaval September 11 as Ethereum (ETH) sees major sell-offs from ICOs and Dogecoin generates altcoins’ second-biggest transaction volumes. Dogecoin ‘Envy Of The Crypto World’ Data uploaded to Twitter by cryptocurrency researcher Kevin Rooke shows the abrupt rise of DOGE after developers released the coin’s long-awaited Ethereum bridge beta September 5. By adjusted 24-hour transaction volume, the whimsical asset beat every other except Bitcoin and Ethereum. Compared to other major altcoins, volume

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Bitcoin’s 40+ Struggling Hard Forks Show Industry Has ‘Moved On’

Bitcoin now has over 40 hard forks resulting in spin-off tokens, new research reveals, while sentiment suggests most will suffer the fate of most historical altcoins. Bitcoin’s ‘Moved On’ From Hard Forks Being a ‘Bitcoin maximalist’ may not be as crazy as you think. In the latest installment of its market research, Hong Kong based trading platform BitMEX identified 42 struggling tokens, which “seem to have forked away from Bitcoin.” All coming after the network’s first

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Parity Forced to Shut Down ICO Passport Service (PICOPS) Due to GDPR

Parity, the wallet and blockchain provider, is shutting down its PICOPS platform effective May 24, 2018, due to complications stemming from the new EU GDPR guidelines. The company announced the decision in a blog post on its website on May 18. PICOPS: The Latest Casualty of the New EU GDPR The General Data Protection Law (GDPR) of the EU is causing problems for blockchain and cryptocurrency. Part of the fundamental principle of the blockchain is

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BANKEX Smart Justice is Bringing Arbitration to Blockchain

The Smart Justice service is an innovative and community-driven way to resolve disputes in the crypto industry. Top-50 FinTech company, BANKEX, launched the beta version of its service on the 14th of May as a way to introduce complete partiality during these disputes. There is no doubt that blockchain technology has the potential to drastically change our lives.  It offers security, immutability and a high level of transparency.  It also an essential part of creating a

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More Crypto Exchanges Set up Shop in India Despite RBI Ban

Despite the RBI ban, there are reports of more cryptocurrency exchange platforms springing up in India. The country’s apex bank issued a directive in April prohibiting banks from facilitating crypto transactions. New Local Exchange Platforms Beginning in July, India’s banks must comply with the RBI crypto ban. However, just two days after the proclamation, CoinDCX announced that it was beginning operations in the country. The platform will even provide trade tracking services for Indians in rupees.

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South Africa Gets Its First Multi-Currency Crypto ATM

As cryptocurrency interest and trading continues to grow in South Africa, some retailers are hoping to cash in. The country will soon be the second in southern Africa to launch a crypto ATM. After February’s election of Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa’s new president, things seemed to be looking up. However, the country is now facing new challenges with the ongoing land reform debate as well as continued allegations of corruption in the country’s government.

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