12-31-2017: A Revolutionary Year For Cryptocurrencies

U.S.-based exchange service Poloniex announced on December 27th that it will soon disable all legacy accounts unless users complete the same verification process as its newer account users who must complete know-your-customer (KYC) due diligence. The exchange said a deadline for identification verification will be released within the first quarter …

12-30-2017: CoinHive Monero Mining Malware Affecting Thousands

The Poland central bank has appeared to sponsor a national campaign discouraging citizens from using cryptocurrencies, telling them they are “not money.” A dedicated website, which translates as ‘beware of cryptocurrencies,’ features multiple sections warning users about perceived dangers of non-fiat-based financial instruments. The contact details of the site’s publishers …

12-27-2017: Crypto Jobs Are Booming!

Cryptocurrency jobs are booming as Bitcoin is becoming mainstream. Over the course of January through November of 2017, the number of job postings on LinkedIn with Bitcoin in the headline has boomed by 5,753% to a total of 4,917 listings. Overall, the number of jobs associated with Bitcoin and blockchain …

12-26-2017: Segwit2x Hard Fork Expected December 28th

According to the Segwit2x project’s official website, the SegWit2x Bitcoin hard fork will launch on December 28th on block 501451. The project’s Founder and Lead Developer, Jaap Terlouw, stated on their site that the fork aims to address issues of “commission and transaction speed within the Bitcoin network,” adding that …

GUEST: Lawrence Richardson, CEO at ZeroSum

Lawrence Richardson II started out with Bitcoin building a miner back in 2012, since then he has traded precious metals at a T1 bank in NYC. ZeroSum started as an idea but now has become a full time operation for Lawrence. The ZeroSum Platform is a peer versus peer competitive …

GUEST: Erick Miller, CEO at CoinCircle

Erick Miller, the CEO and Founder of CoinCircle, is a technology entrepreneur and investor who began his career building startups during the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s in San Francisco, California. Support Daily Crypto | Music by Maschine samples

12-21-2017: Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash

Ripple has finally surpassed the $1 mark for the first time. Currently Ripple is the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Ripple is known for being used by financial institutions in place of SWIFT transactions. This year Standard Chartered and Axis Bank are launching a new cross-border payments platform built on …