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Central Bank of Egypt Responds to First Bitcoin Exchange Launch

Central Bank of Egypt Responds to First Bitcoin Exchange Launch Following the news of the first bitcoin exchange launching in Egypt, a senior official at the country’s central bank promptly issued a statement that no entities have been authorized to trade bitcoin. As the central bank reiterates the legal status of the digital currency, other…
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August 23, 2017 0
Burger King Russia Launches Whoppercoin Token on the Waves Platform

Burger King Russia Launches Whoppercoin Token on the Waves Platform

Burger King Russia Launches Whoppercoin Token on the Waves Platform Russia is a country that never ceases to amaze people. More specifically, the region is quite intriguing when it comes to cryptocurrency and digital assets. It now appears Burger King Russia has issued their own token on Waves Platform. This token is known as Whoppercoin,…
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August 23, 2017 0

Bitcoin’s Battle Over Segwit2x Has Begun

Bitcoin’s Battle Over Segwit2x Has Begun “Download BTC1.” That’s all it took. Part of a statement in a larger BitPay blog post last week, the words were meant to urge the bitcoin processor’s users to upgrade their software ahead of a scheduled code upgrade. It’s safe to say, however, that they didn’t have the intended effect, setting off a…
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August 22, 2017 0

Walmart, Kroger & Nestle Team with IBM Blockchain to Fight Food Poisoning

Walmart, Kroger & Nestle Team with IBM Blockchain to Fight Food Poisoning Several of the world’s largest food suppliers are collaborating on a blockchain solution that could one day save both money and lives. In partnership with IBM, the consortium – which includes Dole, Unilever, Walmart, Golden State Foods, Kroger and Nestle, as well as Tyson…
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August 22, 2017 0

Asus Debuts Specialized Motherboard for Cryptocurrency Miners

Asus Debuts Specialized Motherboard for Cryptocurrency Miners Computer hardware maker Asus has revealed a new motherboard with features geared specifically toward cryptocurrency miners. Dubbed the B250 Mining Expert, the board was debuted over the weekend by Asus’ Republic of Gamers, the Taiwan-based manufacturer’s high-end gaming brand. And while the product’s release date and price aren’t known yet, it nonetheless represents…
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August 22, 2017 0

Authorities Charge Californians in Connection with Dark Web Drug Ring

Authorities Charge Californians in Connection with Dark Web Drug Ring Federal prosecutors said multiple people in California managed a sprawling dark web drug ring. Allegedly, they were making millions of dollars via the operation, which they were managing from a gated community in Altadena. They mainly transacted in bitcoin and maintained a large network in the United…
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August 21, 2017 0

Philippine Central Bank Approves Registration of Virtual Currency Exchanges

Philippine Central Bank Approves Registration of Virtual Currency Exchanges Local media has reported that the Philippines’ central bank, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has approved the registration of two virtual currency exchanges. The announcement comes after the BSP introduced legislation designed to recognize and regulate virtual currency exchanges earlier this year. The BSP Governor Has Announced…
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August 21, 2017 0

Japan’s Largest C2C Marketplace Ticket Camp Accepts Bitcoin with 5 Million Users

Japan’s Largest C2C Marketplace Ticket Camp Accepts Bitcoin with 5 Million Users Japan’s top customer-to-customer (C2C) ticket exchange marketplace, Ticket Camp Accepts Bitcoin, announced last week that it has become the first in the Japanese ticket industry to accept bitcoin. The site has about 5 million users and processes approximately 5.8 billion yen per month.…
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August 20, 2017 0

3000 Bitcoin Mansion for Sale in Russia Hindered by Lack of Regulation

3000 Bitcoin Mansion for Sale in Russia Hindered by Lack of Regulation A provincial Russian mansion has been put up for sale with an estimated price of 3,000 bitcoins. However, the lack of legal classification for digital currencies complicates the treatment of bitcoin in the sale. Mansion For Sale for Bitcoin in Russia The Moscow-based…
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August 20, 2017 0

Bitcoin Prices Retreat Toward $4,100 While Bitcoin Cash Soars

Bitcoin Prices Retreat Toward ,100 While Bitcoin Cash Soars Following a week of thrilling price gains and two all-times highs – $4,483 on August 15, and $4,520 on August 17 – bitcoin prices have now slumped back toward $4,000. Opening the session at $4,159, price across global exchanges peaked early at $4,406 and have since steadily dropped and at press time…
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August 19, 2017 0