PwC Strategy& Collaborates with Crypto Valley Association to Produce Second Quarterly Global ICO Report

    Report highlights maturation of the global ICO marketplace; New jurisdictions seek to emulate the success of traditionally ICO-friendly hubs such as Switzerland     Zug, Switzerland, June 28, 2018 — Strategy&, PwC’s strategy and consulting division, in collaboration with the Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a not-for-profit established to foster the growth of the blockchain ecosystem in Switzerland, have launched the June 2018 edition of their quarterly reports on the global Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market.   The report, the second in its series, provides a comprehensive overview of…

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Bithumb hack emphasizes need for Security in Crypto Industry

  Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb lost more than $30 million in the most recent crypto hack, further emphasizing the need for security in the industry. With blockchain technologies, the repercussions of a hack are much greater than in traditional technology.  Bloomberg reported that Exchanges are a juicy target for hackers, with more than a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency being stolen.     In response to the latest hack, industry leaders highlight the importance to build confidence in the industry, follow best practice, implement a regulatory framework as well as…

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Hack the DAO: Blockchain Startup Daox to Announce a $100K Hacking Contest

  Daox, a blockchain startup that is developing a platform and ecosystem for ICOs based on the concept of a decentralized autonomous organization, has announced the $100k hacking contest to prove that their DAOs are safe.     According to the rules, participants should either find a way to completely freeze or steal the funds that reside on a DAO’s Ethereum smart contract. The first person to complete the objective would be unconditionally rewarded with a $100k prize in bitcoins and get an offer to join their team.   The…

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Joon Ian Wong Joins CoinDesk as Managing Director for Europe and Asia

    Wong returns to CoinDesk to lead its international expansion   New York, NY – June 12, 2018 – CoinDesk, Inc, the leading digital media, events, and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community has announced that Joon Ian Wong will be rejoining the company as its Managing Director for Europe and Asia. Wong joins CoinDesk from Quartz, where he specialized in covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.     CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth said “It’s been incredible to see Joon’s ascent since he first helped launch the…

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Global Blockchain Services Firm WACHSMAN Recruits Key Executives from Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to Lead New Strategy Division

    Wachsman amplifies service offerings beyond public relations and events management with first major agency expansion   NEW YORK, NY — June 12, 2018 — Wachsman, one of the world’s leading blockchain professional services firms, has hired senior bankers from investment banks Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to lead a new blockchain strategy and advisory division. Formerly Senior Vice President, Technology Investment Banking Group at Jefferies, Michael Chang joins Wachsman as Managing Director and will lead the firm’s new Strategic Advisory Group in New York.     Chang will be…

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How to trade Altcoins for Bitcoin and Vice Versa

We have received many questions from readers regarding the trading of Altcoins and specifically how to trade Altcoins for Bitcoins. Our best suggestion here is an exchange called Changelly.     What is Changelly?   Changelly is an instant cryptocurrency exchange providing instant crypto-to-crypto rates and exchange platform.   How does Changelly work?   Changelly’s robot is integrated into the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms, including Poloniex and Bittrex. In the span of milliseconds, the robot makes bids and asks on the trading platforms, then selects and suggests the best available rate…

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Trump vs McAfee – POTUS 2020

  Crypto Twitter went into a frenzy on Sunday night as crypto maverick, John McAfee announced that he will run for the position of US President in the 2020 elections.   In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020. If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will run with them. If not, I will create my own party. I believe this will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 3, 2018…

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Binance from nowhere to Billions in 7 months – A crypto miracle story

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is the world’s largest Crypto exchange by volume and has attracted millions of users, yet just over a year ago, Binance did not exist.     In its July 2017  initial coin offering, a Binance token BNB has soared from about 10 cents to $14.77, giving it a market capitalization of over $1.5 billion.   Have a look at the stats here: – https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/binance-coin/   Why and How did Binance grow so fast? Most market participants agree that Binance has a quality platform and business practices and…

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Essential Tools for the Crypto / Bitcoin Trader

  In search of the Crypto Moon More than 800 currencies and 5000 exchanges makes the crypto trading world a minefield for the new and even the experienced trader. In this article we aim to give you a handy reference guide of resources that will help you to navigate these treacherous waters.   Information: Information is the chief currency of the trader without quality information a trader does not have anything to work with and the right information that the right time can make a trader a fortune. There is…

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Colony launches $25K Global Hackathon to celebrate release of colonyJS JavaScript Library

  Online hackathon draws 16 top judges from blockchain industry, in collaboration with Blockgeeks, Maker, and Gitcoin   Colony, the Ethereum blockchain based project building a platform for the future of work, has launched a global hackathon to coincide with the release of the colonyJS JavaScript library. Supported by the Colony team, participants will gain first use of the new tools, with submissions judged between 25th–28th June by a panel of 16 expert judges including Alex Van de Sande of the Ethereum Foundation, Ryan Selkis of Messari, and Taylor Monahan…

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