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Blockchain CEOs Respond to SEC ICO Verdict 0

Blockchain CEOs Respond to SEC ICO Verdict

TheMerkle SEC ICOs Blockchain CEOs

When the SEC announced that cryptocurrency ICOs may be considered securities, many people were confused. The announcement left a lot of room for speculation. Various blockchain experts have issued statements on this topic, and it will be interesting to see how things evolve over the coming months. Cryptocurrency ICOs will be scrutinized even further for the time being.

SEC’s ICO Verdict Leaves Room for Speculation

It was only a matter of time until the SEC or any other governing body would weigh in on the current cryptocurrency ICO craze. Allowing companies to create value-based tokens out of thin air while Read the rest

Bitcoin Price Drops Again During Traditional Weekend Drop 0

Bitcoin Price Drops Again During Traditional Weekend Drop

TheMerkle Bitcoin Price Decline

Weekends are traditionally a boring time to trade cryptocurrency.  Either there is no market movement whatsoever or all major currencies see significant price declines. This weekend seems one with small declines for all top currencies, which is not something to worry about anytime soon. However, it goes to show the Bitcoin price may not reach US$3,000 as early as experts had hoped.

Cryptocurrency’s Weekend Downtrend is in Full Effect

The past week has been filled with more ups and downs than most people would like. The overall cryptocurrency momentum for 2017 is still pretty bullish, given a lot of the Read the rest

Facebook’s Free Basics Initiative Is All About Collecting User Data 0

Facebook’s Free Basics Initiative Is All About Collecting User Data

TheMerkle Facebook Free Basics Data Harvesting

Facebook does many different things at once. It has become so much more than just the parent company of the world’s largest social media platform. Over the years, Facebook has gotten involved in virtual reality, instant messaging, and even the idea of providing free internet to unconnected people all over the world. The Free Basics initiative sounds great on paper, but there are a lot of downsides to this project. Creating an on-ramp to the internet is not without its drawbacks.

Facebook’s Free Basics Is Flawed

Despite all of the downsides, Facebook’s efforts in this area have been monumental. On Read the rest

Are Exchanges Safe Places to Keep Bitcoins? 0

Are Exchanges Safe Places to Keep Bitcoins?

bitcoin exchanges safety

When most people start to get excited about Bitcoin there tends to be a list of frequently asked questions that they go through immediately. How do I buy it? Who accepts it? What can I buy with it? Is gambling with bitcoin legal? Where can I store it? How do I protect it?

Security is always one of the obvious concerns that first time bitcoin traders have. With physical money, the question of security has a pretty natural answer but when you are talking about digital currencies it’s just not as simple as keeping it hidden away under lock and Read the rest

BitBike: This Bitcoin-Powered ‘AirBnB’ for Bicycles Wants Your Vote 0

BitBike: This Bitcoin-Powered ‘AirBnB’ for Bicycles Wants Your Vote

BitBike, a P2P bike sharing startup using Bitcoin for payment, is currently looking for votes to determine the first cities for launch.


‘AirBnB’ for Bikes with Bitcoin

The aim of the bike hire initiative is for people to both rent their own bike and hire them out to other BitBike members using a mobile phone app.

Users will be able to browse bikes that are currently available and the BitBike website promises that there will be user reviews too. Payments will be made by scanning a QR code with your phone and the website states that the app will accept … Read the rest

John McAfee Bets Bitcoin Will ‘Move Above $500K Within 3 Years’ 0

John McAfee Bets Bitcoin Will ‘Move Above $500K Within 3 Years’

John McAfee has announced the launch of McAfee coin and its ICO while predicting that Bitcoin will skyrocket to millions per coin.


John McAfee Announces MCF

Despite the recent downturn in the cryptocurrency markets, the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) frenzy seems far from over, as new projects continue to pop up. Most recently, a familiar name has appeared among these blockchain-based projects, one that has turned heads in the space: McAfee Coin.

John McAfee, a name that has earned recognition both within and outside of the cryptocurrency sphere, posted the official link to the official McAfee Coin website today via Read the rest

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