South Korean Government Concerned With Scams in Bitcoin Market, Fake Exchanges

The South Korean government and local financial authorities have warned investors about the emergence of fake cryptocurrency and Bitcoin exchanges. Fraudulent exchanges On Dec. 13, the South Korean government and its cryptocurrency task force formed by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Financial Services Commission, Ministry of Justice, Fair Trade Commission and Financial Supervisory Commission held an emergency meeting to discuss the state of the South Korean cryptocurrency market and draft regulations for both businesses and investors. Two of the four regulations drafted by the South Korean government during the…

BitPay Stops Processing Payments Less Than $100, Backpedals Two Days Later

Bitcoin payment service provider BitPay has announced Friday, Dec. 22, that it is updating the minimum payment amount on its platform from $5 to $100, only to retract the change two days later, as reported in a blog post on Sunday. BitPay has shared an update Dec. 22, notifying its users that the platform will no longer process invoices that are less than $100 equivalent in Bitcoin, a vast increase over the previous limit of $5. The company cited unprecedented Bitcoin transaction volume and the resulting record-high network congestion and…

2017 Was Wild Ride, Eventful 2018 Seems Likely

The festive season is in full swing and those who celebrate Christmas have enjoyed turkey dinners, presents under the tree and long Christmas specials on TV. But for many of us involved in the world of cryptocurrencies, this has been one Christmas Special we will never forget. November was an extraordinary month, as Bitcoinsmashed barrier after barrier on its way to the $11,000 mark. Despite multiple corrections, time after time, the virtual currency bounced back from volatile swings in price. Some called it a bubble, others said is was just…

Israel Government Considering National Cryptocurrency

Following in the footsteps of Russia and Dubai, Israel is considering offering a national cryptocurrency – a digital shekel – which would correspond in value to physical shekels. According to the sources close to the Finance Ministry, Israel’s black market is approximately 22 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. A digital currency, registered with the government of Israel, would make black market transactions less possible. Additionally, per the news source, the government is considering legislation that would substantially reduce the amount of physical cash in the economy. For example,…

Crypto Markets Are Broken

Cryptocurrencies have captured international attention this year. Although trading currency is nothing new, it certainly feels like an ancient concept being renewed by novel technology. The rapid price increase of almost all digital tokens, which is most noticeable in Bitcoin’s 1,600 percent improvement this year, and their surprising integration into mainstream investment markets through futures contracts, has made crypto trading an appealing pursuit for many investors. In fact, with a total market cap of more than $400 bln, crypto trading is becoming one of the hottest investment opportunities available. Unfortunately,…

I Try to Make Everything Simple For the Community, Founder of Orioncoin

Cointelegraph continues publishing interviews with prominent guests of BlockShow Asia 2017, that took place in Singapore in November 2017. Woanjen Tang is an experienced asset manager. After completing a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Ryerson University, Woanjen returned to Malaysia to hone his multinational business management experience. Projects under his leadership flourished at a commercial and residential real estate brokerage. Upon his exit from real estate, he went to Canada, where he founded Orioncoin Computing Corporation. Cointelegraph talked to Woanjen Tang, founder and CEO of Orioncoin about new startups, traveling…

Cryptocurrency Market Recovering After Massive Correction

The cryptocurrency market is getting back on its feet after a brutal day yesterday. The majority of coins have risen by 10-20% over the last 24 hours after more than a 30% fall on Friday, Dec.22. The total digital currency market capitalization went from $650 bln to $430 bln yesterday and has now rebounded to $585 bln. Bitcoin went from the all time high of over $20,000 to as low as $11, 970 in just a matter of days. By press time it has partially retraced its losses and is now…

Ronnie Moas – Not a Billionaire, But a Crypto Guru

Ronnie Moas, founder of Standpoint Research, who has given Cointelegraph some of the most accurate price predictions on Bitcoin this year, in an exclusive interview, spoke about his journey through Wall Street, his charitable endeavors and his new-found love for cryptocurrencies. Renowned stock picker Ronnie Moas is many things, but he certainly IS NOT a billionaire, nor a former hedge fund manager, as was incorrectly reported by this writer earlier this week. In fact, the 50-year-old admits that there is no place he would hate being more than in a…

Keeping Up With Crypto Market Now Easier, Auto-Trading Will Soon Be Possible

The cryptocurrency market is hard to keep up with. With thousands of altcoins circulating, it can be difficult to evaluate which ones are worth investing in, and it is even harder to follow their constant fluctuations. If this exponentially growing and ever-changing market can be disturbing even to experienced traders, it is natural for new investors to feel lost in this complex environment. As the market grew into this crypto fever that we are now witnessing, several platforms that monitor the performance of different currencies have been created. It is…

ICO to Build Next Generation AI Raises $36 Million in 60 Seconds

SingularityNET raised $36 mln in one minute, completely selling out of its native AGI tokens. While this is an enormous amount of money to raise in an incredibly short period of time, it’s somewhat unsurprising considering demand. The company asserts that the issue was massively oversubscribed, with 20,000 people registered to participate, seeking to buy $361 mln worth of tokens. The company reduced the number to a more manageable level, according to its press release, by: “[Screening] all applicants using layers of algorithms, in addition to manual review, to comply…