Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin is an Ethereum Miner! WHAA??

At a Blockchain Summit in Morocco on Sunday, July 8, Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin announced that he and his son, much to everyone’s surprise, are Ethereum (ETH) miner’s. Brin is the president of Alphabet, the parent company of Google which he co-founded in 1998. Google has been notably slow to explore blockchain technology but Brin has stated that he personally finds the technology incredible stating “It’s mind-boggling…I see the future as taking these…research-y, out-there ideas and making them real.”  And it seems Ethereum is the coin of choice for the…

Victims of the Latest MyEtherWallet Hack: Hola VPN Users

It’s only been four months since the last MyEtherWallet hack, but the crypto wallet platform is at the center of yet another security breach. This time, however, the breach involves the Hola VPN. As a result, if you use Hola’s Chrome extension, MyEtherWallet has warned that you should move your funds to a new account.  MyEtherWallet Hack: What We Know Yesterday, hackers compromised the Hola VPN service for roughly five hours. In that time, the crypto wallets of Google Chrome users may have been compromised. Why? Because they had the…

Crypto Daily News: Vitalik Buterin Slams Centralized Exchanges and HBUS Opens in the US

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we cover why Vitalik Buterin slammed centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, the Philippines making moves in cryptocurrency, and HBUS’s opening in the United States. Crypto Daily News: Vitalik Buterin Hates Centralized Exchanges On July 6th, Vitalik Buterin spoke in a ‘fireside‘ chat with Jon Evans at the TechCrunch Session focused on the blockchain. Most of the session was about Buterin’s hate for centralized cryptocurrency exchanges. “I definitely hope centralized exchanges go burn in hell as much as possible,” Buterin told Evans heatedly. His ideal situation would…

The Central Bank of the Philippines Approved Two New Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Philippines cryptocurrency exchanges: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has just approved two new cryptocurrency exchanges, the news outlet BusinessWorld reported July 6th. Presently, there are only five regulated crypto exchanges throughout the entire country. Chuchu G. Fonacier, BSP Deputy Governor, said that the regulator has approved the applications for ETranss and Virtual Currency Philippines, Inc. The platforms will convert pesos into digital currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). The other cryptocurrency exchanges approved by the central bank are Rebittance, Inc; Betur, Inc (Coins.ph); and BloomSolutions. Crypto Progress in the…

Binance Donates $1M to Japan Earthquake Relief: You Can Too!

Binance Donates to Japan Disaster Relief: Japan is prone to natural disasters. Located along the world’s most active earthquake belt, the country’s seen everything from earthquakes to mudslides. The latest Japanese natural disaster occurred this weekend. On the night of July 7, a 6.0 earthquake hit Japan. No tsunami warning was issued, but the aftermath of the latest Japan earthquake is becoming dire. As a result, crypto exchange Binance has stepped in to help.  Binance Donates to Japan Disaster Relief  Since last Thursday, Japan has experienced heavy rainfall, sparking deadly landslides and floods. Then, on…

Crypto in the Second Half of 2018: Where’s it Headed? Get Your Bets in! 🎲

Crypto Second Half of 2018: Investors were not pleased with the first half of 2018. While some focused on the S&P 500 (it’s up 1% YTD, instead of the usual 3.5%), others focused on cryptocurrencies. In particular, investors watched Bitcoin, which notched up a 16- fold increase in 2017, only to drop by 55% between the start of 2018 and June 27th.  Now, as of July 1, we are in the second half of 2018. Which means if things are going to change, now is the time to get going. But…

Determining the Tradable Value Of an ICO Token

To seamlessly determine the tradable value of any ICO token is no doubt a big part of what makes you a smart crypto investor. In the last little while, it’s no longer news that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have made some impressive progress on crowdfunding, and have been used to successfully raise over a billion dollars for early-stage startups. ICOs are an astounding innovation that has positively affected established businesses, startups, and investors as well. In fact, most startups use ICOs to bypass the regulated capital-raising process required by venture…

Huobi Launches US Exchange HBUS – Registrations are Already Happening!

Huobi launches US exchange HBUS: Cryptocurrency exchange HBUS has officially opened for business in the US. Linked with the world’s fourth-largest crypto exchange Huobi, HBUS will signal a foothold in another major global market for Huobi. HBUS is a “strategic partner” of Singapore-based enterprise and will not formally operate under the Huobi brand. CEO of HBUS, Frank Fu stated: “Our strategic partner, Huobi, has grown to be the largest digital asset marketplace globally. As investors‘ acceptance of virtual currency and digital asset increases, we have seen incredibly high demand in…

Winklevoss Twins Hire NYSE Exec to Oversee Crypto Exchange Gemini

Winklevoss twins hire NYSE executive: The Winklevoss twins have turned to an executive from the New York Stock Exchange, hiring Mr. Robert Cornish to oversee Gemini’s use of Smarts.  Gemini, the Winklevoss’ crypto exchange, has been in action since 2015, and adding Cornish to its team marks another instance of how crypto exchanges are looking to work with traditional financial markets. Before, it was Coinbase hiring NYSE executives, but now, based on the July 6th announcement, it appears to be the Winklevoss’ turn.  Winklevoss Twins Hire NYSE Executive  Today, Gemini announced that…

Venezuela Wants to Use Its Petro Cryptocurrency to House the Homeless

Venezuela Petro cryptocurrency: Lldemaro Villarroel, the Venezuelan Minister of Habitat and Housing, just announced that the Venezuelan government is planning on using the national cryptocurrency Petro to house the homeless, Criptotendencia reported yesterday. The project will be called ‘Great Mission for Venezuela Housing‘ (GMVV) and the Venezuelan government will be fully funding it. GMVV aims to provide quality housing to the homeless. Great Mission for Venezuela Housing According to the GMVV website, the government has built more than 2 million houses to date. Villaroel states that 33 companies have teamed…