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Making or marketing? Sure signs of a winning ICO

Making or marketing? Sure signs of a winning ICO

46 percent of ICOs failed in 2017. Here's what you need to know about the other 54 percent.

Does bitcoin's original vision need to be restored?

Does bitcoin's original vision need to be restored?

Bitcoin's original vision was a libertarian's dream come true. But looking at the current state of bitcoin, it's hard to recognize that original vision.

The wild, wild world of ICOs

The wild, wild world of ICOs

Things move fast in the ICO arena, where new offerings are cropping up at a breakneck pace, and regulatory entities are just beginning to catch up. But stakeholders in this innovative new world are beginning to get a handle on ICO best practices. Here's what you need to know ...

3 questions about the bitcoin price surge

3 questions about the bitcoin price surge

Observers both inside and outside the cryptocurrency community have watched bitcoin's seemingly unstoppable rise in value and wondered what's behind it, how long it can last — and whether bitcoin can survive a crash.

SegWit2x fork halted; bitcoin value skyrockets

SegWit2x fork halted; bitcoin value skyrockets

The proposed SegWit2X solution to the bitcoin block size issue was recently called off by its creators. In the aftermath, bitcoin's value skyrocketed from $5,000 to more than $7,000.

Bitcoin Gold aims to break up a mining monopoly

Bitcoin Gold aims to break up a mining monopoly

Bitcoin Gold is joining the ranks of hard forks in the bitcoin blockchain. It aims to take power away from centralized miners, but experts are divided on whether its impact will be positive or negative.

Signal or noise?: Deciphering the value of cryptocurrencies

Signal or noise?: Deciphering the value of cryptocurrencies

Understanding the potential of blockchain and decentralized applications begins with asking the right questions about what they're for and what gives them value.

The wild world of ICOs

The wild world of ICOs

Authors of 'Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond,' a new book from McGraw-Hill, outline a program of best practices for structuring and timing an ICO — and avoiding a run-in with the SEC.

Real estate blockchain startup announces ICO

Las Vegas-based blockchain startup REcoin Group has announced launch dates for its cryptocurrency crowdsale. The ICO is set to go live on Aug.


SEC ruling on bitcoin ETF marks a turning point either way

SEC ruling on bitcoin ETF marks a turning point either way

Whichever way the US Securities and Exchange Commission rules on a proposal by the Winklevoss twins for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, the agency's decision will have a positive impact on the future of digital currencies.

Top 5 December stories: bitcoin basics, its price surge and new blockchain technology applications capture readers’ interest

Top 5 December stories: bitcoin basics, its price surge and new blockchain technology applications capture readers’ interest

The top five best read stories once again covered a wide range of virtual currency topics, reflecting the diverse interests among the young industry's readers.

Why we are exploring blockchain technology beyond cryptocurrency

Why we are exploring blockchain technology beyond cryptocurrency

When you considering how closely bitcoin’s price history matches the Gartner Hype Cycle curve, the time to explore applications for blockchain technology is close at hand.

Top 5 virtual currency stories: September edition

Top 5 virtual currency stories: September edition

The top stories last month covered topics ranging from Twitter bitcoin payments to the current profitability of bitcoin mining. It's time to take a look back at the top five stories for Sept. 2016.

Top 5 virtual currency stories: July edition

Top 5 virtual currency stories: July edition

July has been a wild month with Pokémon Go taking the mobile world by storm and Brexit causing an uproar in the U.K. In the bitcoin world, the mining reward halving caused a lot of speculation.

Bitfinex hack reveals centralization weakness

Bitfinex hack reveals centralization weakness

The bitcoin world has been rocked by another exchange hack, this time on the major Hong Kong exchange, Bitfinex. More than $70 million was snatched from user's wallets. Exchange hacking is a fairly common occurrence, but the increasing centralization of bitcoin makes it even more damaging.

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Some consumers are buying bitcoins and other virtual currencies and holding them as a long-term, high-risk investment. Investors are also investing in bitcoin-mining technologies. 

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