Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price | Coinbase President Asiff Hirji Optimistic for New Year

Crypto players from around the globe are chiming in on the direction of the Bitcoin price in 2019. Will it continue to see price crashes? Or will the current recovery continue? Better yet, has the industry had a good year and will it continue to have significance in the new year? Earlier in the week, we heard from bears, like Erik Finman who called Bitcoin “dead;” and we heard from Spencer Bogart, a Bitcoin bull, who not only said BTC will continue to rise, but that 2018, contrary to popular belief, has…

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Cryptocurrency 

Facebook Cryptocurrency | Is the Tech Giant Developing a Stablecoin?

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is reportedly developing a cryptocurrency that will let users send money via its WhatsApp messaging app. The new cryptocurrency would launch first in India—a country with over 200 million Whatsapp users and the world’s leader in sending money home. Facebook Cryptocurrency According to Bloomberg, the company is creating a stablecoin, a digital currency that is pegged to a fiat currency—often the US dollar. These types of cryptocurrencies are supposed to be less volatile than regular cryptos. Though not nearly at a launch stage, sources say that Facebook is…

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Cryptocurrency 

Western Union | Testing Ripple’s Blockchain, Will It Take on Crypto Next?

According to the president of Western Union Global Money Transfer, the company is “ready to adopt any kind of currency.” And interestingly, this includes cryptocurrencies. Western Union Ready to Adopt Odilon Almeida held an interview with Reuters Plus yesterday. Here he stated that there was no big difference between cryptocurrencies and regular digital payments, of which the Western Union has handled for years now. The president stated further: “We already operate with 130 currencies. If one day we feel like it is the right strategy to introduce cryptocurrencies to our platform, technology-wise,…

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Cryptocurrency 

The Crypto Donations Continue! Vitalik Buterin Donates $300K

Crypto donations are not new. They weren’t in 2017, the year of the crypto boom, nor are they in 2018. But each time they happen, whether it’s donations in cryptocurrencies or fiat currencies, it’s proof that not everyone in the crypto space is there for only themselves. Vitalik Buterin (age 24), the creator of Ethereum, was the latest to make a donation.  Crypto Donations Continue Back in May of 2018, Ashton Kutcher, alongside Ripple, donated $4 million to the Ellen Wildlife Fund. In June, Ripple gave a whopping $50 million…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Gains 18% | Quinone CEO Says 2019 Will Bring New All-Time High

Despite Bitcoin’s intense price drop in recent months, some still believe it is going to turn it around next year. And there’s nothing to say it definitely won’t; in the last three days, Bitcoin has packed on 18% in gains. Sudden Gains The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap jumped from $3,181 to $3,776 in under three days, proving further that nobody can truly know where this coin is headed next. One advocate for its future upturn is Mike Kayamori, CEO of Quinone, a Japan-based crypto exchange platform. Speaking with Bloomberg TV,…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price | Spencer Bogart Says Lower or Higher, Either Way it’s Good

As we wrap up 2018, crypto players are starting to publicly come out with their Bitcoin price forecasts for the new year. Some are bearish, using the fact that BTC was nearing $20 thousand this time last year. Others, however, continue to be bullish. Spencer Bogart of Bitcoin Capital is one of the latter. Spencer Bogart Remains Bullish of Bitcoin Price In a recent interview with CNBC, when asked whether he believes BTC will hit $50,000, Spencer Bogart said yes, but maybe not as soon as bulls are forecasting. “Absolutely…

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ICOs 

Viola.AI ICO – Revolutionizing Online Dating with Artificial Inteligence

Have you ever used an online dating site? It can be a bit scary and overwhelming but that’s where Viola.AI comes in. Viola.AI was founded by the Lunch Actually group, Asia’s first and largest lunch dating company. They have 13 years success and over 1.4 million users. The group has expanded to the world of online dating to solve the many problems it has been plagued with for years.   A common issue and recurring theme among most online dating is the lack of identification verification. Some have faced showing up…

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ICOs 

Truegame ICO – iGaming on the Blockchain

The Truegame ICO presale started today, opening up to the public at last. Truegame is a gambling ICO, or, an operational iGaming project situated on the blockchain. Truegame prides itself on the fact that it didn’t release as an ICO during the ICO hype of 2017; instead, the team behind Truegame waited until they had a working product and community feedback before moving ahead with a public ICO. Today is the first day of the public ICO pre-sale Stage 1. The pre-sale is split into three stages: Stage 1, starting…

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ICOs 

ARround ICO | Personalize Your Shopping Experience

Ever walk around and wonder what stores are having the best deals? The ARround ICO is looking to bring you all those answers and more. What is ARround? ARround is an advertising network and communication platform in augmented reality, built on the blockchain. Users will be able to construct a personalized world around them through their smartphones or augmented reality glasses. The ARround platform, through the ARround app, will allow users to see deals on particular items or compare store sales. Users can interact with objects via the ARround app. They will…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price Approached $20K in Dec. 2017 and Now It’s At $3K

In 2017, the Bitcoin price shot up. The crypto boom was in its prime and BTC, in particular, saw a rise, especially in the second half of December. When this happened, there was a rush to buy the cryptocurrency; then there was a crash. One year later, the BTC price is nowhere near where it was in December 2017. However, even though we have more Bitcoin bears emerging from the forest, there is some indication that BTC is the same asset and will continue to provide investors with the same…

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