Cryptohackers Now Prey More on Altcoins, Not Bitcoin
With the growing number of ransomware attacks recently, Comae Technologies founder Matt Suiche, tells Bloomberg via a telephone interview that:
“Monero is certainly one of the favorites, if not the favorite.”
New Verge Developer responds to missing the fourth quarter of the wraith protocol "You need to relax"
YES!!! More fiat/usdt pairs for $NEO = very bullish long term. Get ready for the ICO boom 😝 $CPX $DBC $RPX $USDT
Cryptocurrency Mining Soars in Vietnam – Over 7000 Rigs Imported
Nvidia (NVDA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Goldman Sachs (GS) CME Group (CME) and CBOE (CBOE) — remain stocks to watch. (Related to blockchain's price evaluation)
Bitcoin or Stocks? Here’s the One to Buy in 2018
Longfin Corp. (LNFN) recently announced it was buying a lending platform that only transacts in cryptocurrencies--and LNFN soared 1,000% in a single day. Even more ridiculously, a company that sells bottled iced tea just announced it's rebranding to "Long Blockchain Corporation" ... and its stock surged 500% in minutes!
Missed the bitcoin boom? Check out these five rising cryptocurrencies
Jan. 1, 2017 close: Less than one cent
Jan. 1, 2018 close: $2.40
Rise: 37,400 percent
Ripple is designed to be a cheaper, faster, and more direct way to send money around the world. That has led to some big banks testing it out. But after hovering below a dollar for a months, the price suddenly shot up in late 2017 on the back of a South Korean word-of-mouth buying surge. Now it's in the top 10 of all cryptocoins by market capitalization.
June 13, 2017 close: $0.60 (launched in June)
Jan. 1, 2018 close: $4.00
Rise: 570 percent
We've heard about how "Internet of Things" devices will one day talk to each other. But how about if they also pay each other? "One day, when your fridge orders more milk, it may pay with IOTA," said Colas. The bulk of the token's jump occurred in November when the company announced it was starting a data marketplace with 35 participating companies, including Microsoft and Samsung.
Jan. 1, 2017 close: $14
Jan. 1, 2018 close: $360
Rise: 2,470 percent
It's like bitcoin, except even more anonymous. That's made it the new coin of the realm for technophiles and dark web transactions.
Jan. 1, 2017 price: $0.03
Jan. 1, 2018 price: $6.80
Rise: 2,000 percent
One of the criticisms of bitcoin is that it's supposed to be deregulated and decentralized. But "minting" or "mining" more bitcoins requires using increasingly faster and more expensive computers to solve more complex math problems. That puts more power in the hands of those who have the time and money to run the mining systems, especially specialized machines whose sole purpose is mining. Vertcoin is a tweaked version of bitcoin that its developers say is "resistant" to being exploited by some of these systems. That's drawn fans on the social link sharing site Reddit, and soaring popularity over the last year.
CryptoKitties are not tokens or cryptocurrencies themselves but a special kind of digital app that uses Ethereum, another cryptocurrency that was hot in 2017. They're sort of like Tamagotchis (remember those?) except you can breed them and create offspring that share qualities of both parents. Whether you think that's fun or frivolous, there's real money in the virtual toy. Over 10 of these digital felines have sold for over $100,000.