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Cryptocurrency Takes Money 20/20 by Storm

Cryptocurrency Takes Money 20/20 by Storm. Las Vegas, Nevada – November 5 marks the end of Money 20/20, but the cryptocurrency presence in the world of finance is growing and getting stronger. Money 20/20 is the leading global event for innovation in money that sold out this year and had more....

Coin Academy Collaborates with the College Cryptocurrency Network

CoinAcademy, a content provider in cryptocurrency education, has partnered with the College Cryptocurrency Network (CCN). The partnership is expected to bring cryptocurrency education to college campuses across the United States. Under the arrangement, Coin Academy will provide their original....

Overstock Incurred $117K Loss in Cryptocurrency Investments for Q1

Online retail giant Overstock reported a total of $117,000 in losses for its cryptocurrency investments in the first quarter of 2015. According to the company's earnings report, its cryptocurrency holdings fell in value from $340,000 to $233,000 during the reporting period. Recent price declines....

Which Cryptocurrency Should You Invest In?

After the rise of bitcoin a few years back, a number of other cryptocurrency versions have popped up, each promising to have better or more features than the rest. These days you have bitcoin, litecoin, darkcoin, dogecoin, and many others to choose from. Which one should you invest in? Trading....

3 US Universities to Conduct Government-Funded Cryptocurrency Research

The University of Maryland, Cornell, and the University of California Berkeley will be conducting cryptocurrency research backed by $3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a US government agency that supports and funds scientific research. According to principal investigator....

What is Cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange like normal currencies such as USD, but designed for the purpose of exchanging digital information through a process made possible by certain principles of cryptography. Cryptography is used to secure the transactions and to control the creation of new....

Bank of America Filed 10 New Cryptocurrency Patent Applications

10 new patent publications filed by Bank of America have been published by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week. The bank's patent applications were filed in June, last year. The USPTO has published 10 patent applications filed by Bank of America in relation to....

Are Cryptocurrencies in a State of War?

What's the difference between an HD DVD and a Blu-ray Disc? In a nutshell, one is a loser and the other is a winner. In the late 2000s, the two battled it out on store shelves in what is known as a format war. Which won? Here's a hint: you won't be watching Gravity on HD DVD anytime soon. Any....

Neucoin Announces Presale to be Held on April 28

For a coin that hasn’t even officially launched yet, NeuCoin has been making strides to be a consumer-friendly cryptocurrency with a focus on micropayments. NeuCoin markets itself on being the first cryptocurrency that: NeuCoin already has $2.25 million in funding via angel investors, as well as....

What is an Altcoin?

Litecoin is the biggest Altcoin. Even if they do not accurately understand how it works, most people are at least somewhat familiar with Bitcoin. However, once they begin to get involved with cryptocurrency, they may be surprised to learn that there are actually hundreds of types of....

University of Maryland Gives Grants for Cryptocurrency Research

With cryptocurrency developments gaining stronger interest these days, several universities have decided to pursue studies in the field and even offer grants for research purposes. The University of Maryland recently opened a cryptocurrency research grant with nearly $2 million in funding. At....

Designers Compete to Create Global Cryptocurrency Brand

Many people know the symbol of Bitcoin. Many people might know the symbol of Litecoin. Even fewer know the symbol of a Dogecoin. There are hundreds of cryptocurrencies that have been developed, but what's the symbol for "cryptocurrency?" Brand Me Crypto, a design contest sponsored by Vogogo and....

Estonian Cryptocurrency Association Founded to Promote Crypto

Estonia. Estonia now has a cryptocurrency association. On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, a group of 33 individuals and legal entities came together to create the Estonian Cryptocurrency Association or the Eesti Krüptoraha Liit in Estonian. The organization was founded with the main goals of....

Should the UK Create Its Own Cryptocurrency?

London has been trying to establish itself as the global hub of bitcoin, with more and more cryptocurrency enthusiasts freely able to exchange ideas about the industry in this city. In addition, the UK government has taken a relatively open-minded stance in taking cryptocurrency developments in....

Cryptocurrency under our lens: RBI

The Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan, has said that an "active market intelligence" mechanism on cryptocurrency is needed at present to ensure that any illegal transaction happening in the country becomes easily traceable for the law enforcement agencies. Rajan further....

EDS Releases Cryptocurrency Backed By Video Game

Token sales have become an integral part of decentralized applications, the modus operandi for fundraising in the cryptocurrency space. By making them required to use the software and releasing them ahead of time, they can effectively pre-sell anything from social networks to record-keeping....

Where Cryptocurrency and Fiat Collide

The line between fiat and cryptocurrency is getting fuzzier. With the advent of Bitcoin 2.0 technology, we can now use cryptocurrency to exchange stocks, property, commodities, and even state-backed money. But if the whole point of cryptocurrency was to decentralize the financial system, what's....

Winner of 'Brand me Crypto' Campaign Announced

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA & CALGARY, ALBERTA - APRIL 27, 2015 - Cryptocurrency risk management and payment processing specialist Vogogo Inc. announced the winner of Brand Me Crypto, an initiative, conceptualized and sponsored by the company, its aim, to have global members of the crypto and creative....

Reddit Digital Currency "Reddit Notes" Announced

Earlier today, Reddit posted to its blog and announced the "Reddit notes," the name of the long-awaited Reddit cryptocurrency. Reddit recently closed a $50 million USD funding round led by Sam Altman, Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz, and Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital. Soon thereafter,....

Why Bitcoin Creates a Voluntary Tax System

Travis Patron is a digital money researcher and author of The Bitcoin Revolution: An Internet of Money. Here he explains why bitcoin may facilitate a taxation environment subversive to national governments and argues that cryptocurrency is already taxed by default. As the age of cryptocurrency....

Cryptocurrency Platform GoCoin Announces Merger With Ziftr

International cryptocurrency payments platform GoCoin has announced a strategic merger with a cryptocurrency-based e-commerce company Ziftr. With this merger, both the companies will aim to increase mainstream acceptance of virtual currencies. CEO and Founder of GoCoin, Steve Beauregard said....

Unobtanium: Can We Consider It a "Stable" Cryptocurrency?

There is a chance that you may have never heard of Unobtanium, and other500-something cryptocurrencies that seems to have been jammed in between each other. But to tell you about a cryptocurrency that has been in existence since 2013 and is being trending sideways with minimal price....

Is Reddit Planning a Cryptocurrency?

Ah, Reddit. Such a fantastic website. A place to learn things from other members, view hilarious GIFs, and for the bitcoin enthusiast, a community active enough to keep you reading for days. And they've announced today that they've received a whopping $50 million in funding from Sam Alton, along....

Interview: Anoncoin Developer Speaks on Zerocoin Implementation

Anoncoin hopes to use Zerocoin to allow for more anonymous transactions. Although we recently learned that Zerocoin will not be implemented in Vertcoin, there are still a few other cryptocurrency developers out there who want to make their particular coins as anonymous as possible. One of the....


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The Bitcoin protocol has immense intrinsic value as a self-regulating frictionless payment network affordable to almost anyone. Here is a technology that allows anyone to send any amount of money to anyone else in the world at virtually no cost with nothing more than an Internet connection or smart phone. Bitcoin, like the Internet, is one of those innovations that can break down barriers; information barriers in the case of the Internet, and financial barriers with Bitcoin.

Dan Roseman, Financial Professional