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3 Reasons Decentralization is the Future of Currency

A lot of big claims are made about cryptocurrency in general and Bitcoin in particular. It’s going to change the world, we’re told. The foundation of those big cryptocurrency claims has nothing to do with Bitcoin’s value — or the fact that it only exists in a digital form. It’s the future of money. It’s […]

Stop Focusing on Cryptocurrencies Problems. Consider its Future.

While critics and proponents trade jabs, cryptocurrency continues its steady march forward. Individual cryptocurrency coins will remain volatile in 2019. The individual cryptocurrencies will remain volatile in 2019 and beyond, but the game-changing power of the technology as a whole can’t be denied. Sure, those trying to make a quick buck in a deregulated market might have […]

The US Is at Risk of Becoming a Second-Tier Financial Hub If Regulators Don’t Embrace Crypto

Among fintech enthusiasts, cryptocurrency is often the life of the party — and regulation is the elephant in the room. For a while now, we’ve heard whispers about the need for crypto-specific regulations in the community, and after appointing the first-ever senior advisor for digital assets and innovation back in June, it’s clear the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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Crypto Micropayments: An Exciting Future of Blockchain Transactions

While cryptocurrencies have been a dominant force in newsrooms worldwide thanks in no small part to the meteoric rise of Bitcoin in recent years, blockchain has only just started to dominate the public consciousness. The cryptocurrency phenomenon may be in full swing, but we’re yet to see the decentralized digital currency successfully integrate practically with […]

How Can Cryptocurrency Change Retail Payments?

Cryptocurrency made a poor first impression with the public when it launched, thanks to an association with criminal activity and security loopholes that were not the fault of the blockchain technology on which it runs. Widespread application possibilities got lost among the sensationalism in the news, which included constant stories harping on the radical fluctuations in the value […]

Make Cryptocurrency More Usable With These Non-Crypto Tech Tweaks

Cryptocurrency is no doubt a buzzword to the average consumer, but these potential customers don’t have any idea where to begin the investing process or how to use digital currency. To gain a competitive edge, developers should prioritize the usability of their cryptocurrency apps in order to increase their customer base. Most cryptocurrency applications have sufficient […]

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Cryptocurrency Fraud Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Cryptocurrency and blockchain are revolutionary technologies, but being so far ahead of the curve comes with consequences. With few precedents to learn from and regulatory frameworks still in their infancy, the crypto space has attracted its share of shrewd opportunists whose scams — such as the infamous pump-and-dump schemes — have grabbed international headlines. Tech giants like Facebook and […]

What Will Cryptocurrency Be Like in 10 Years?

Investors, pundits, and enthusiasts can’t stop speculating about cryptocurrency, and more often than not, their predictions center on price. But simply musing over the market performance of a specific coin ignores the larger potential of cryptocurrency. This space is about more than price fluctuations — it’s a digital financial revolution that’s poised to transform the world. Cryptocurrency […]

Cryptojacking Malware: What It Is and How to Fix It

Cryptojacking is a cyberattack like no other. Attackers don’t steal your data or ransom off access to your network. Instead, they commandeer your hardware when you’re not looking and redline the processors to mine cryptocurrency. Since 2017, cryptojacking’s popularity has skyrocketed. Palo Alto Networks’ WildFire platform has identified roughly 470,000 unique types of cryptomining malware, not including […]

Most People Are Dead Wrong About Bitcoin and Criminals

It seems that these days, cryptocurrency can’t catch a break in the news cycle. In early April, the Securities and Exchange Commission urged a federal judge to freeze $27 million that was allegedly garnered through the illegal sale of shares in LongFin — a company whose stock shot from $5 to $142 after announcing it was acquiring […]

This Russian-designed token wants to tackle crypto-volatility

In this Blockchain era where technology promises to digitize virtually any type of assets, the emergence of gold-backed tokens comes as no surprise. The concept is not new, but we are now witnessing its first applications. One of these projects is propelled by Goldmint, a company with Russian roots now preparing for an ICO and the […]