Category: Review

What Is MIOTA? Introduction to IOTA

Source: Crypto Briefing What Is MIOTA? Introduction to IOTA IOTA is ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) scalability issues facing the modern Internet. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a lot of things that seem standard. Miners, for example, process algorithms in exchange for coins. These coins are then used to pay transaction fees. While these […]
4 Jul

Instamines Make Founders Rich But Stifle Crypto Adoption

Source: Crypto Briefing Instamines Make Founders Rich But Stifle Crypto Adoption Two recent headlines have drawn attention to crypto’s adoption problems.  The first appeared in the New York Times, and was widely circulated by crypto-skeptics. “Now comes the hard part: persuading people to use XRP for something other than speculative trading,” Nathaniel Popper wrote. “…almost […]
4 Jul

Binance Creates Protection Fund Following Syscoin Attack

Source: Crypto Briefing Binance Creates Protection Fund Following Syscoin Attack Binance has confirmed it was attacked yesterday with hackers manipulating buy and sell orders for Syscoin (SYS), and in response the exchange has created a new fund to protect users in the future. In an official statement released on Wednesday, Binance said it detected irregular SYS trades […]
3 Jul

What’s Holding Back the Lightning Network?

Source: Crypto Briefing What’s Holding Back the Lightning Network? The Lightning Network should be operational “this summer,” according to CoinJournal. In an article published on April 5th, Kyle Torpey reported that the second-layer solution, “Bitcoin’s saving grace,” was tantalizingly close to fruition, with the possibility of negligible fees and millions of transactions per second. Quoting […]
23 May

Bitcoin Cash is Getting a Makeover

Source: Crypto Briefing Bitcoin Cash is Getting a Makeover There aren’t a lot of bright spots in this rainy market, but Bitcoin Cash is making its own weather. Despite the grey skies, the nine-month-old crypto is already on a journey to reinvent itself. Rather than fighting for the Bitcoin crown, the coin is getting a […]
19 May

The Great Shill Game: Have You Been Sold?

Source: Crypto Briefing The Great Shill Game: Have You Been Sold? New York celebrated blockchain this week with a plenty of extravagant parties and exuberant promotions, as the business press has been so delighted to report. But beyond the glitz, there were plenty of clever and innovative applications, like blockchain phones, blockchain cars, and even blockchain […]
17 May

Coingeek is Selling Antiguan Citizenship for Crypto

Source: Crypto Briefing Coingeek is Selling Antiguan Citizenship for Crypto These days, you can buy almost anything with crypto: weed, porn, lambos…..even a new nationality. Coingeek says it will now help anyone buy citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda for cryptocurrency, which means that the next time someone says virtual money is just for drugs and […]
14 May

SharesPost announces SEC-approved ICOs

Source: Crypto Briefing SharesPost announces SEC-approved ICOs The Securities and Exchange Commission will allow a private exchange to trade in cryptocurrency tokens and investment. SharesPost, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer based in San Francisco, announced today that it had secured regulatory approval for its Alternative Trading System(ATS) to list and trade tokenized securities, allowing US investors to […]
14 May

Komodo Atomic Swaps Power “Decentralized” ICOs

Source: Crypto Briefing Komodo Atomic Swaps Power “Decentralized” ICOs In a move towards reducing uncertainty and risk in crypto-space, sources at Komodo Platform claim that one project has hosted the first “atomic swap dICO,” or decentralized ICO, last week.  In an email to Crypto Briefing, the source also indicated that the platform had created an […]

This Beer Vending Machine Checks Your ID On the Blockchain

Source: Crypto Briefing This Beer Vending Machine Checks Your ID On the Blockchain If tanking markets are getting you down, maybe it’s time to get tanked yourself. Civic, a San Francisco-based crypto startup, has teamed up with Anheuser-Busch InBev to create a smart beer vending machine that’s hooked up to the blockchain.  Although it’s not the first […]
8 May

A Crypto Incubator or Accelerator Can Make A Safe ICO

Source: Crypto Briefing A Crypto Incubator or Accelerator Can Make A Safe ICO Although the first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) ever held was back in 2013 and Ethereum held a public sale the following year, it wasn’t until 2017 that ICOs grabbed headlines as a means for cryptocurrency projects to raise substantial amounts of funds […]
8 May

New Circle Crypto Payment App Adds Monero

Source: Crypto Briefing New Circle Crypto Payment App Adds Monero Circle Crypto has added privacy coin Monero (XMR) to its growing list of assets, which are available across the Circle family for investing and payments. The new listing, which was announced on the company’s website on Monday, brings the total number of tradable coins on […]
7 May
7 May

What Will Happen To All Those Banking Jobs?

Source: Crypto Briefing What Will Happen To All Those Banking Jobs? Banking jobs are under threat by blockchain technology. That’s simply a fact of life. When car manufacturers find that aluminum is cheaper, lighter, and easier to work with than steel – they make trucks using aluminum. No more steel. It has been replaced. Existing […]

Ethereum Plummets As Nothing Happens

Source: Crypto Briefing Ethereum Plummets As Nothing Happens Markets trembled this weekend amid rumors of a regulatory crackdown on Ethereum, which may, or may not, be labeled an unregistered security.  After two days of tense sell-offs and plummeting prices, investors woke up on Monday morning to learn that the US government had decided….nothing. The ticking […]
7 May

Fantom ICO Preview High Performance Blockchain

Source: Crypto Briefing Fantom ICO Preview High Performance Blockchain The Fantom ICO offers a DAG-based blockchain protocol for higher speed and infinite scalability. The proposed transactions per second (TPS) on Fantom? 300k TPS. Fantom have set the bar high and aim to be the first platform to disrupt the existing payments and supply-chain management paradigm. […]
7 May

Binance Feud with Sequoia Escalates

Source: Crypto Briefing Binance Feud with Sequoia Escalates Binance may refuse  to handle projects funded by Sequoia capital, in the latest shot in a tit-for-tat dispute with the California-based investment firm. In a tweet published today, Binance Founder Zhao Changpeng said that “We may soon require all projects applying to list on Binance to disclose if […]
6 May

What Is Siacoin? Introduction to SC

Source: Crypto Briefing What Is Siacoin? Introduction to SC Siacoin found a niche worth billions. Cloud storage is a big business, estimated at $178 billion as of late 2017. Amazon, Dropbox, Microsoft, and Google compete with other heavy hitters to convince users to store data on their cloud servers. Despite general perception, cloud storage is […]
6 May