News

From SpankChain to Bigboobscoin, Startups Keep Trying to Get People to Pay for Sex on the …

Sex work has long been plagued by issues surrounding privacy, payments, and security for workers and clients. How many cryptocurrency startups with “tit” in the name will it take to solve them? I aimed to find out. From SpankChain to TittieCoin, over a dozen aptly-named digital coins are angling to turn … read more …

#BChainItalia

Bank Frick Customers can now Directly Invest in Cryptocurrency

Europe has always been a relatively boring region when it comes to cryptocurrency. There is no real trading volume to speak of, and very few exchanges offering EUR support as of right now. Slowly but surely things are coming to change in this part of the world. Liechtenstein's Bank Frick has come up … read more …

#BChainItalia

To the Bottom: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Seem Locked in Fee Rat Race

A strong reputation can be the difference in millions of dollars worth of daily trading volume for cryptocurrency exchanges. And one of the biggest reputational factors for these exchanges at present is their withdrawal fees. Now it seems that some of the biggest operations in the space are racing to the … read more …

#BChainItalia

Canada Curbs Cryptocurrency Miners’ Enthusiasm

Unlike Russia's Crimea, Venezuela and Iran, which are increasingly pinning their hopes on the crypto-economy to help them fight US-initiated sanctions, Quebec is not that enthusiastic about crypto-mining in general. "If you want to come settle here, plug in your servers and do Bitcoin mining, we're not … read more …

#BChainItalia

JPMorgan’s Bitcoin Jitters, Goldman Sachs’ Crypto Bet, Uber Cofounder’s Blue-Sky Ambition

While Friday's nor'easter soaked the coast in all manner of precipitation, I pondered two other storms a-brewing in the business world: a correction in the cybersecurity market and the undeniable, insuppressible arrival of cryptocurrency. First, cybersecurity concerns have raised tremendous sums of … read more …

#BChainItalia

Gondo, il minuscolo paesino della Svizzera dove si ‘estraggono’ i Bitcoin

Da qualche mese, nel paesino svizzero si è stabilita la società Alpine Mining, il cui business si basa sulle operazioni di "mining" di #criptovalute come #bitcoin ed Ethereum. Il denaro virtuale viene "estratto" nei locali dell'azienda, dove schede grafiche di ultima generazione in batteria compiono i calcoli … read more …

#BChainItalia