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ASKfm’s ICO Publicity Stunt Costs a Man His Life

Despite having announced an ICO and a potential transformation into a decentralized ledger, ASKfm felt there still wasn’t enough attention on it, which could potentially hurt its chances of hitting its fundraising targets. It therefore embarked on a particularly daring publicity stunt. The Q&A social media platform sponsored four Ukrainian climbers who would climb the tallest mountain in the world, ...

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Norway Develops Electric Planes, Plans to Make All Domestic Flights Electric by 2040

On June 19, Norwegian authorities, engineers, and scientists led by Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen and Avinor CEO Dag Falk-Petersen successfully tested a one-man plane run 100 percent by electricity. Commercial Electric Aircraft in Seven Years Avinor is a state-financed organization that oversees the operations of most of Norway’s airports, including Oslo Airport, its main international airport. Earlier this week, in ...

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Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency is Unmoving at $6,700

At press time, the father of cryptocurrencies has not moved and remains at $6,700, which is where it has been for several days, now. This is both good and bad in a sense. On one hand, bitcoin refusing to grow in price or get any larger is never a good thing; the market comes to a standstill, and investors lose ...

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Bitcoin Network Hash Rate Is on the Verge of Surpassing 40 EH/s

Even though there are a lot of debates taking place regarding Bitcoin mining, the network is in a good place. Regardless of energy consumption concerns, the overall hash rate has risen steadily over the past nine months. At this rate, reaching 45 exahash per second will not take all that long. Increase in Bitcoin’s Hash Rate The past nine months have ...

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New Yorkers Can Trade Bitcoin Through the Square Cash App

The state of New York has been rather interesting to keep an eye on when it comes to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Given the state’s introduction of BitLicense, it has become evident that it wants to subject service providers to very strict regulations. Square, the well-known payments company, has received a virtual currency license, which is an interesting development. Another ...

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Ukrainian Cyber Police Shut Down Six Fraudulent Exchanges

Cryptocurrency exchanges play an integral role in this booming industry. They are the go-to solution for people looking to buy and sell Bitcoin and altcoins. Unfortunately, not all trading platforms can or should be trusted. In Ukraine, half a dozen fake trading platforms were shut down last week. Cracking Down on Exchange Scams Given the global interest in cryptocurrencies these ...

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What Are Cryptocurrency Trusts? | NullTX

The topic of cryptocurrencies and taxes has been kicked around a fair few times. It seems cryptocurrency trusts offer a legal method of avoiding taxes. They are not necessarily for everyone, yet they do raise some interesting issues. The Future of Cryptocurrency Trusts It has become apparent that not everyone wants to pay taxes on their Bitcoin holdings, either due to ...

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