Stratis had one of the biggest ICOs ever. Now it lets you launch your own.

May 23, 2018

Image: Jack Taylor/ Getty Images When the time comes to initial coin offerings or ICOs — crowdfunding occurrences in which participates buy digital tokens from a startup — the London-based Stratis is one of the original thugs. The company launched a successful ICO in June 2016, style back before the ICO craze, selling its STRAT tokens for $0.007 each. The price of STRAT has skyrocketed to$ 6 since, giving early…

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Proxeus wants to be the WordPress of blockchain

May 17, 2018

Can blockchain technology fix the soul sucking boredom and cost of back-and-forth bureaucracy? The Swiss team behind a blockchain-based platform, called Proxeus, believes it can — and that this is gonna be only the gratuity of what decentralization brings down the tube, once constituents such as crypto identities become an accepted( and legal) standard. Blockchain’s big picture vision is embedded crypto identities opening up all sorts of further opportunity —…

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Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

April 21, 2018

Rumors of a brand-new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum costs well below their one-week high-pitched of $585. An ASIC- or Application-specific integrated circuit- in the cryptocurrency world-wide is a microchip that designers establish for the specific purpose of mining a common currency. Early Bitcoin ASICs, for example, drove approval up and then, in some eyes, centralized Bitcoin mining in a few hands, thereby thwarting the decentralized ethos…

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Bitcoin and Ethereum keep sliding, but there might be better times ahead

April 21, 2018

The prices of Bitcoin and Ethereum are on fire. In a bad lane . Image: Anadolu Agency/ Contributor/ Gettyimages Every product here is independently selected by Mashable writers. If you buy something featured, we are able to deserve an affiliate committee which helps corroborate our work. It’s been a bad month in crypto-city. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by sell cap, is trading at $7,076 — a 7% decrease in the…

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The cryptocurrency market will recover, experts say. Here’s how.

March 6, 2018

Image: traviswolfe/ gettyimages Every product here is independently selected by Mashable writers. If you buy something featured, we are able to pay an affiliate commission which helps support our work. In the past month or so, carries have ruled the cryptocurrency sell. You may not think that’s a long time, but made how fast the cryptocoin market moves, this is not some temporary flashing crash. It’s a hefty correction that…

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Robinhood rolls out zero-fee crypto trading as it hits 4M users

March 5, 2018

Coinbase has some serious competitor. Today, Robinhood starts rolling out its no-commission cryptocurrency trading are available in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. Users there can buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum with no extra costs, and everyone can line those and 14 other coins in its sleek app. That’s compared to paying 1.5 to 4 percent costs in the U.S. on Coinbase. Users can sign up on the…

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Robinhood adds zero-fee cryptocurrency trading and tracking

February 24, 2018

No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction costs starting in February, to report to Coinbase’s 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the US. And as of today Robinhood will let all users track the price, news, and set up alertings on those and 14 other top crypto coins, including Litecoin and Ripple. “We’re planning to operate this business on…

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Ethereum and Ripple reach new all-time highs while Bitcoin stagnates

February 2, 2018

Image: shutterstock Every product here is independently selected by Mashable correspondents. If you buy something featured, we are able to pay an affiliate commission which helps support our work. It’s another dark-green period in the world of cryptocurrencies, with all of the ten largest coins rising significantly in importance in the last 24 hours. However, this time it’s not Bitcoin that’s contributing service charges. Yes, Bitcoin’s price rose to $…

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Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency

January 28, 2018

Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering pays on its chat app and beyond. According to multiple sources which have spoken to TechCrunch, the “Telegram Open Network”( TON) will be a brand-new,’ third generation’ blockchain with superior abilities, after Bitcoin and, later, Ethereum paved the way. The launch will be funded with an enormous Initial Coin Offering, with forthcoming private pre-sales ranging…

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Ripple is now the second largest cryptocurrency, behind Bitcoin

January 24, 2018

Image: Wit Olszewski/ shutterstock After a period of immense growth, the banking-oriented cryptocurrency Ripple has overtaken Ethereum and is currently the second largest coin in terms of sell cap behind Bitcoin. Ripple’s price rose 42.7 percentage in the last 24 hours alone according to CoinMarketCap, with its market cap surging to $73.6 billon. SEE ALSO: 2018 will be its first year of Bitcoin’s rivals This is the first time a…

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Ethereum breaks new record by reaching $1,000 for the first time

January 18, 2018

Ethereum tokens( ethers) have reached $1,000 on multiple major exchanges for the first time ever. This is an all-time high and the result of a multiple-day rallying. The total marketplace capitalization of ethers currently available is now $100 billion. And yet, ethers only represent around 13 percentage of all cryptocurrencies out there. 2017 may have been a huge time for cryptocurrencies across the board, but one of the most important…

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Bitcoin Lost Almost 20% of Its Value This Week

December 30, 2017

Bitcoin faced one of its biggest experiments this week, forgetting nearly 20 percent of its appreciate after the world’s largest cryptocurrency reached a record high Monday. The digital money plunged as much as 30 percentage on Friday, before paring losses, as this week’s selloff extended to a fourth period. The weekly slump is the biggest in almost three years. Other cryptocurrencies also tumbled: ethereum declined as much as 36 percentage…

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Security News This Week: $280M Worth of Ethereum Is Trapped Thanks to a Dumb Bug

November 19, 2017

On Monday, a small configuration mistake at an internet service provider and infrastructure corporation caused internet outages around the United States for a few hours, resounding across other ISPs &# x27; networks as well. Cool way to start the week. From there, experiment indicated this week that the Kremlin-linked hacking group APT2 8( also known as Fancy Bear) has been exploiting a freshly uncovered vulnerability in Microsoft Office to do…

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Meet the new kind of cryptocurrency that’s coming for Bitcoin’s throne

November 7, 2017

Learn everything you need to know about Ethereum . Image: Shutterstock/ Wit Olszewski Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin, that digital money and payment system created by a mysterious inventor practically 10 years ago that eliminates the need for middlemen, i.e. banks, in transactions. But unless you’re deeply embedded in their areas of coding,…

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SEC shows support for ICOs that are not obviously securities

October 1, 2017

Gil Penchina Contributor Gil Penchina is a partner at IDG Ventures and Flight.vc. More posts by this benefactor: Let’s attain Series A terms more logical by moving to object-oriented capital The SEC actually issued a letter on one programme — the ill-fated DAO. This was a project that allowed investors in the token to pool their monies and invest in other crypto companies( including C Corps that were in the…

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Floyd Mayweather found a new, bizarre way to spend his money cryptocurrency

July 31, 2017

ALL OF THE BITCOINS Image: Ray Tang/ LNP/ REX/ Shutterstock Boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather, best known for spending gobs of money in ridonkulous lanes and punching other guys in the look, is now applying Instagram( naturally) to promote the cryptocurrency ICO( Initial Coin Offering ). SEE ALSO: These hackers stole $85 million in ether to save it from* the real crooks*( or so they say ) The image proves Mayweather…

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In the future, money could become too smart for you

July 20, 2017

Image: Bob Al-Greene/ Mashable Money is pretty simple nowadays: A piece of paper or a digital resource that you can exchange for goods and services. Someone else takes care of all the fine print. Some various kinds of central authority issues the money, calculates its appreciate, and works to ensure that that wire transaction you’ve mailed “re going to the” privilege recipient. But money is changing. First there was Bitcoin,…

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CoinDash takes a hit as hackers steal $7 million worth of Ether

July 18, 2017

Oops . Image: Shutterstock/ Lightboxx All it took was three minutes. Shortly after proceeding live, CoinDash’s July 17 Initial Coin Offering( ICO) was in serious trouble. The company, which allows for the trading of the popular cryptocurrency Ether( the “money unit” of the Ethereum platform ), was all set for a big fundraising round with investors given the chance to invest in CoinDash with Ether. It’s a well-established practice similar…

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What’s coming after Bitcoin?

July 8, 2017

These cryptocurrencies might be going to the moon . Image: Christopher Mineses/ Mashable Its the year of the cryptocurrency. Bitcoins value has soaredat one point, to $3,000, well past the cost of an ounce of amber. Equally as surprising, several new cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Zcash, climbed into the spotlight, drawing the full amounts of the value of all cryptocoins to over $100 billion. SEE ALSO: Bye, Bitcoin. Hello,…

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This blockchain startup already has the largest ICO ever and it’s still going strong

July 8, 2017

Tezos has raised more than $206 million in four epoches, and the fundraiser goes on for eight and a half more epoches . Image: Tezos/ Mashable Right now, Tezos a blockchain startup you’ve probably never heard of is causing fund through an initial copper present, or ICO. Tezos has raised $206 million in about four epoches, and the sale is scheduled to continue for eight and a half more days….

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