The ICO Rollercoaster – The securities question as seen from Europe

https://bravenewcoin.com/news/the-ico-rollercoaster-the-securities-question-as-seen-from-europe-2/ It is difficult to know for sure where the ICO ride will stop, but Initial Coin Offerings are an important development on the global start-up and fundraising landscape. Ignore the ICO trend at your peril. But participate with caution. Not all of these rollercoasters have been built with the same standards or safety checks, or within the bounds of...

Desperately Seeking Devs: How to Fill Bitcoin’s Talent Shortage

https://www.coindesk.com/call-bitcoin-developers/ Jimmy Song explains why there's a shortage of developers in the bitcoin community, why that's a problem and how the industry is addressing it.

Worse Than Tulips? Enduring Misconceptions About Crypto Assets

https://www.coindesk.com/worse-than-tulips-enduring-misconceptions-cryptoassets/ The authors of a new book explain what mainstream financial pundits still don't grasp about this space – even if the markets are starting to get it.

Vitalik Buterin: 90% of ICOs Will Fail

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Coinjournal/~3/n5npqx1c7xo/ At the ETHWaterloo hackathon held in Canada and judged by representatives from companies including Coinbase, Consensys, Slock.It and Augur, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin stated that 90 percent of initial coin offering (ICO) projects or ERC20 tokens launched on top of the Ethereum protocol will likely fail in the long-term. Buterin stated: “It is an established fact This post Vitalik Buterin:...

Japan Financial Group SBI Strengthens Commitment to Cryptocurrencies

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Coinjournal/~3/emOFzWUhlNU/ SBI Group, a financial services company based in Tokyo, is increasing its commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain space with several bold initiatives unveiled this week. SBI Holdings, the entity that holds most of the group’s businesses and companies, has signed a deal with London-based bitcoin debit card company Wirex to launch a joint venture. SBI This post Japan Financial...

Blockstack Announces Its Own Token Sale

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/blockstack-announces-its-own-token-sale/ New York–based decentralized internet and developer platform Blockstack has announced its own token sale.Blockstack recently partnered with a number of venture capital groups to launch the $25 million Blockstack Signature fund. The group also released the “Blockstack Token Whitepaper,” which explains the technical details of the Blockstack Token mining system, the incentive mechanisms and genesis block. The white paper...

Japanese Cryptocurrency Startup Expands to Canada

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Coinjournal/~3/tPM9MmGnEoo/ Quoine, a cryptocurrency startup headquartered in Japan, has signed a partnership with Blockwave to expand to Canada starting with the deployment of its bitcoin exchange and trading platform Quoinex set to hit the market by the end of the year. Quoinex is one of the largest crypto-fiat exchanges in the world with over US$12 billion This post Japanese Cryptocurrency...

The Genesis System Wants to Record Cleaned Fracking Water on the Blockchain

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/genesis-system-wants-record-cleaned-fracking-water-blockchain/ There are more than 900,000 active gas and oil wells in the United States, according to Drillinginfo. Unfortunately, recycling and cleaning the contaminated water has not been an option, with companies typically transporting the produced and flowback water in barrels to underground disposal well facilities.That is until now.U.S.-based Genesis Research & Technology Group has developed, tested and patented a...

I spent a day trying to pay for things with bitcoin and a bar of gold

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj-CVgnkFZM Ray Dalio, the founder of the largest hedge fund in the world, told Henry Blodget that investors should have 5% to 10% of their portfolio in gold. During that same interview, Dalio called bitcoin a "speculative bubble" and said "bitcoin is not an effective medium exchange by and large" and "it's not easy to buy things with the bitcoin." Dalio...

Daily Roundup – October 23, 2017

https://content/daily-roundup-october-23-2017/ Over on the Coinbase support portal, the longtime bitcoin exchange has clarified their stance on the upcoming hard fork related to the SegWit2x proposal. The exchange has stated their intention to list the current version of Bitcoin with the ‘BTC’ ticker. According to CNBC, a surge in demand for bitcoin in Zimbabwe has highlighted an interesting quirk of trading involving...