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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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Liam Kelly

About author: Liam Kelly

Liam is a freelance writer and works as an English teacher at a language academy based in Berlin, Germany. He is primarily concerned with the ways in which new technology are shaping our political and cultural landscape. Liam has also worked with publishing houses in both Berlin and San Francisco in the way of editing, transcription and translation.

Storiqa Brings E-Commerce to the Blockchain

Category: ICO News

Storiqa Brings E-Commerce to the Blockchain

The grand sweep of recent blockchain developments has found a place in the world of e-commerce. By eliminating many of the downsides of managing an online shop, Storiqa offers a clear set of tools so that anyone can build their online commercial presence. Smart Contracts, Cryptocurrencies, and the Modern Marketplace Almost six million individuals use some form of cryptocurrency wallet,…

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Fulfilling A Diverse Ecosystem of Coins: Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Fulfilling A Diverse Ecosystem of Coins: Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin

Now that the dust has settled between the rise and crash of bitcoin cash (BCH), a closer examination of the crypto ecosystem reveals what’s really at stake. Although the politics behind BCH and bitcoin have engendered division, the two currencies can and should exist in the same realm. Extend this analysis across all coins, allowing bad-seeds to weed themselves out,…

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Regulators Investigate ICO Introduction in Europe

Category: ICO News, News, Regulation

Regulators Investigate ICO Introduction in Europe

As Initial Coin Offerings begin experiencing growing pains in the United States, regulators in Europe are just starting to take their stance.  Initial Coin Offerings as Securities As the SEC has pointed out in some different situations, the legality of an Initial Coin Offering is determined through select terminology. The rise of terms like, “App Tokens” and  “Token Securities” is convenient…

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Google Trends Searches for Bitcoin Higher than Gold’s

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Google Trends Searches for Bitcoin Higher than Gold’s

The curiosity surrounding bitcoin comes mostly from its skyrocketing value. Even before the price surge following the suspension of the most recent hard fork, bitcoin has been appearing more frequently on Google Trends than Gold. Telling a Story with Data The upward trend in bitcoin’s price is being followed along by a similar pattern in search engine traffic. As younger…

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Energy Consumption Puts Bitcoin at a Mainstream Disadvantage

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Mining

Energy Consumption Puts Bitcoin at a Mainstream Disadvantage

Despite traditional mainstream skepticism surrounding the use of cryptocurrencies, the sheer inefficiency of conducting a single transaction puts bitcoin at a huge disadvantage. Energy Output of Recent Transactions Miners are becoming the principal consumers of energy in the growing bitcoin ecosystem. As each algorithmic problem becomes more and more complicated to solve, more machines are working longer hours in order…

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SEC Releases Statement Warning about Celebrity Endorsements

Category: Altcoins, ICO News, Regulation

SEC Releases Statement Warning about Celebrity Endorsements

In a statement on November 1, the SEC made clear that the endorsement by artists, musicians, actors or athletes, does not ensure the credibility of a purchase. Potentially Unlawful Promotion of ICOs The U.S. Securities Commission announced that many of the recent celebrity endorsements behind ICOs and relevant cryptocurrencies may be unlawful. Insofar as the endorsement revolves around the celebrity’s…

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Catalan Government Leaning Towards E-Residency Program

Category: Ethereum, News

Catalan Government Leaning Towards E-Residency Program

After declaring independence from Spain, Catalonia has now set its sights on developing a financial structure that would run parallel to the country. Catalan Sovereignty Following a referendum wrought with conflict and allegations that claimed the vote illegal, Catalonia declared its independence from Spain on October 27. Catalan citizens flooded the streets in celebration after only a week earlier they…

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Over 100 Hedge Funds Now Focus Exclusively on Cryptoassets

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Over 100 Hedge Funds Now Focus Exclusively on Cryptoassets

The research team, Autonomous Next, shared their findings on October 27 that outlined the current financial landscape of cryptoassets like bitcoin. Financial Breakdown In an exclusive release to CNBC, Autonomous Research, an independent research provider founded in 2009, reported the generation of almost 90 digital assets funds in 2017. The analysis included details about which portion of funds are being…

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Three BlockChain Startups Push for Digital Australian Dollar

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Three BlockChain Startups Push for Digital Australian Dollar

A handful of Australian startups have pushed along use-cases to the government’s FinTech Advisory Group in order to promote a digital Australian Dollar. Crypto-Culture A need for a government-backed digital currency is becoming more and more prevalent in Australia. The combination of a thriving economy, an innovative startup culture, and the growing interest in blockchain technologies places the country in…

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Cryptomining: A Major Boost for Hardware Firms

Category: Mining

Cryptomining: A Major Boost for Hardware Firms

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang reported a 54 percent gain in the company’s original equipment manufacture sector. His secret? Cryptominers high demand for the company’s processing boards and graphics cards. New Market Ventures As the demand for cryptocurrencies rises steadily, the need for more efficient miners also follows suit. But as miners rely heavily on the quality of their hardware, the…

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