Russian media: Telegram's pre-ICO oversubscribed due to rush demand

By | January 18, 2018

Russian media: Telegram's pre-ICO oversubscribed due to rush demand Messenger Telegram begins to pre-sell the Gram tokens of the future Telegram Open Network platform (TON). Demand for its tokens is fantastic, sources claim. Telegram intends to attract $850 million during the pre-sale, Russian business newspaper Vedomosti reports, citing three sources, one of which holds negotiations with the organizers… Read More »

Another Upcoming SiaCoin ASIC, the DragonMint B52 Blake2b Miner

By | January 18, 2018

Another Upcoming SiaCoin ASIC, the DragonMint B52 Blake2b Miner 18 Jan2018 Things around the SiaCoin (SC) ASIC miner market seem to be heating up lately as soon after the new BitMain Antminer A3 Blake (2b) ASIC miner was announced there is a fresh new announcement coming from another new ASIC manufacturer for a Blake2b ASIC Miner. The DragonMint… Read More »

Sberbank CEO Urges Russian Government Not To Ban Cryptocurrencies

By | January 17, 2018

Sberbank CEO Urges Russian Government Not To Ban Cryptocurrencies January 17, 2018 10:12 PM Sberbank CEO Herman Gref has urged the Russian government not to prohibit its people from having access to cryptocurrencies. On January 17, Herman Gref, the CEO of the state-owned Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia, voiced his hope that cryptocurrencies will not be banned… Read More »

Asia Leads Crypto Selloff on China Crackdown

By | January 17, 2018

Asia Leads Crypto Selloff on China Crackdown All cryptocurrencies have taken a battering during the Asian trading session today as a huge selloff has commenced. Fears have escalated over further clampdowns in China and possible restriction in South Korea. The markets have fallen over 36% in the past week and total market capacity at the time of writing… Read More »

Russia, Norway and Japan Have Embraced Bitcoin in 2017

By | January 17, 2018

Russia, Norway and Japan Have Embraced Bitcoin in 2017 Bitcoin, which was first launched in January 2009 has surpassed all expectations in 2017. Its value started the year on shaky ground, going up and down on a daily basis. But for a few months, the price has been making headline news as it rose well above what anyone predicted.… Read More »

Crypto Market Suffers From Uncertainty in Asia, Losses Up to 40%

By | January 16, 2018

Crypto Market Suffers From Uncertainty in Asia, Losses Up to 40% Bitcoin and altcoins lost up to 40% of their value the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 16, as regulatory pressure from China and South Korea appears to upset optimism. Cross-exchange data from CoinMarketCap reveals the extent of bear sentiment arising from the confused situation in Seoul and the… Read More »

Russia: Blogger Who ‘Boasted’ About Crypto Wealth Beaten and Robbed For $425k

By | January 15, 2018

Russia: Blogger Who ‘Boasted’ About Crypto Wealth Beaten and Robbed For $425k A Russian cryptocurrency investor and blogger known online as Pavel Nyashin was attacked and robbed in his home in Leningrad Oblast the night of Jan. 14. The assailants stole funds worth 24 mln rubles ($425,000), according to local media. Nyashin was tied and beaten while a group of masked… Read More »

Russia: Blogger Who ‘Boasted’ About Crypto Wealth Beaten and Robbed For $425k

By | January 15, 2018

Russia: Blogger Who ‘Boasted’ About Crypto Wealth Beaten and Robbed For $425k A Russian cryptocurrency investor and blogger known online as Pavel Nyashin was attacked and robbed in his home in Leningrad Oblast the night of Jan. 14. The assailants stole funds worth 24 mln rubles ($425,000), according to local media. Nyashin was tied and beaten while a… Read More »

Indonesia Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Payments ‘Not Legitimate’

By | January 15, 2018

Indonesia Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Payments ‘Not Legitimate’ Bank Indonesia has warned that cryptocurrencies may not be used for payments in the country. The central bank published a press release on Saturday, stating that cryptocurrencies are not a “legitimate instrument of payment” in the country, as they do not comply with the 2011 currency act and are not issued by the Republic… Read More »

Russian blockchain specialist reportedly pays $2 million to kidnappers

By | January 15, 2018

Russian blockchain specialist reportedly pays $2 million to kidnappers Pavel Lerner, an employee of EXMO cryptocurrency exchange, had to pay a ransom amounting to more than $2 million for his release. According to him, he plans to leave Ukraine and close the office in Kiev. Pavel Lerner, blockchain analyst and allegedly CEO of EXMO exchange, who was abducted… Read More »