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Bitcoin Regulations by Country (Updated for 2018)

Bitcoin Regulations by Country (Updated for 2018)

Why do bitcoin regulations matter?  Here’s a real-life example that sheds some light. Upon returning home from a vacation in Cuba, a British citizen named Elliott Smith learned that his Coinbase account was closed. Coinbase, an American company, was acting in accordance with U.S. Department of Treasury requirements regarding the use of […]

Is Bitcoin a Commodity or a Stock?

Is Bitcoin a Commodity or a Stock?

Here’s a multiple choice question. Bitcoin is: A. a currency. B. a stock. C. a commodity. How would you answer? In reality, bitcoin behaves like all three, to varying degrees. However, when you carefully consider the purpose for which bitcoin is generally used, answer “C” may just be the winner. […]

Here Are the Public Companies with the Most Blockchain Patents

Here Are the Public Companies with the Most Blockchain Patents

According to an analysis by patent research experts Envision IP, a number of private and public companies have filed for blockchain patents in the last few years. Here’s a complete list of public-traded companies who have filed for blockchain patents. You can use it to identify ways to add indirect […]

Best Bitcoin Apps 2018

Best Bitcoin Apps 2018

There are hundreds of bitcoin apps on the Apple Store and on Google Play, but their quality and usefulness vary greatly. So that you won’t waste any time with bitcoin apps that add no value to your life, we have rated and reviewed the best apps in this quick-and-easy bitcoin […]

How Will New CTFC Guidance for Exchanges Impact Investors?

How Will New CTFC Guidance for Exchanges Impact Investors?

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an advisory on the listing of altcoin derivative products. Following the ruling of U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein on March 6 that altcoins can be regulated by the CFTC as a commodity, the CFTC has issued a joint staff […]

What Are the Most Common Legal Risks for Cryptocurrency Investors?

What Are the Most Common Legal Risks for Cryptocurrency Investors?

An investor should not be mistaken or confused about the fact that cryptocurrency investing is extremely risky. While record returns-on-investment and an endless chain of online hype make altcoins look like the must-invest vehicle, the reality is that there are as many stories of altcoin investors losing it all as […]

The Cost to Get Listed on a Crypto Exchange

The Cost to Get Listed on a Crypto Exchange

Exchanges are big business in the cryptocurrency sector. With increasing competition from over 500 exchanges and pressure on trading fees from decentralized exchanges and zero-fee trading platforms, exchanges are looking to generate revenue by charging listing fees. This presents a barrier to entry for many tokens, especially those from small […]

Best ERC20 Tokens, Rated and Reviewed for 2018

Best ERC20 Tokens, Rated and Reviewed for 2018

There are currently around 500 ERC20 tokens that have been issued by blockchain startups who utilized the Ethereum blockchain to create their own token projects. Some of these tokens have outperformed the market and ended up among the top 20 largest cryptocurrencies, while many others have lost over 90 percent […]

Most and Least Volatile Cryptocurrencies, Rated for 2018

Most and Least Volatile Cryptocurrencies, Rated for 2018

Here, we have gathered the 10 most volatile and the 10 least volatile out of the top 50 cryptocurrencies by market cap, as sourced from CoinMarketCap.com. Each currency is measured by its average daily rate of change over three periods of time: the past 12 months, the 24 hours prior […]