Living on Bitcoin Day 3: Brother, Can You Take a Sat?

This is the third instalment of reporter Colin Harper’s “Living on Bitcoin” experience in San Francisco. Find out what happened to him earlier on Day 1 and on Day 2. I woke up on day 3 and made a pact with myself: I had resolved to not rely on Uber Eats that day. I still think that buying this credit from an exchange like Bitrefill or Paxful is in line with the experiment, but I haven’t made a PoS purchase yet and I want to make today about going out…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Tests Boundary Support as Demand Weakens

Following last Friday’s drop, bitcoin has found itself coiled, once again, at the bottom of the range it established back in December. With the current market unable to close a new high, the market finds itself in a precarious position: Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Range Support Test The blue support level shown above illustrates the boundary of the multi-week range bitcoin has been bound by. At the time of this article, the market is testing the support level but has yet to close and continue below. We did see…

Crypto News | UPS Invests in Blockchain & Circle Stablecoin Fully Backed

All major cryptocurrencies are seeing red again today. This week has brought higher-than-normal volatility for most of the top digital currencies on the market, making investors scratch their heads. Today, we’ll take a look at the latest trending crypto news. Crypto News: UPS Invests in Blockchain Today, the top crypto news is surrounding the logistic giant, the United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS). It was announced that the investment arm of the shipping company made an undisclosed equity investment in the US enterprise blockchain company, Inxeption. This UPS investment will be used…

When Bubbles Pop: An Infographic

When the bubble pops, people don’t realize it at first. When the bubble pops, it’s always just another volatile day. “It’s just a correction. A road bump on the way up. Buy the dip! It’ll bounce back, just you wait.” Until it doesn’t and it becomes painfully apparent that the bull run is over and it’s a long — a very long — way down. And not just for the red candle addled price, but for the network, its transaction counts, and general interest as well. No one likes the…

New BitGo Partnership Lets Clients Trade Crypto Directly From Cold Storage

American crypto wallet and custodial firm BitGo has teamed up with Genesis Global Trading, a digital asset trading firm, to improve the crypto trading experience for its institutional investors. Investors who use BitGo’s custody service can now trade their assets directly from their BitGo custody account, without the need to move the assets to an exchange. “Institutional investors want to put their assets to work and they want security,” Mike Belshe, BitGo’s CEO, told Bitcoin Magazine. “Until now, they’ve had to make compromises on one front or the other, choosing…

Living on Bitcoin Day 1: “That’s Not Going to Work”

“The point is to get people to think about bitcoin, not spend it. I don’t think it’s good for that. It’s not meant to be used like cash,” Jeremy Gardner, founder of Ausum Ventures, advised me. “Satoshi created a decentralized store of value,” probably encapsulates his thesis that bitcoin is best unspent — better to hoard it like gold. To Gardner, using it as a currency is not only impractical. It is counterintuitive. Well, I’m trying it anyway. After all, journalist Kashmir Hill experimented with living on bitcoin as early…

Living On Bitcoin Day 2: Being “Unbanked” Has Been Easy … But Also Hard

This is the second instalment of reporter Colin Harper’s “Living on Bitcoin” experience in San Francisco. Find out what happened to him on Day 1 here. I woke up on Christian’s couch stiff-necked and cotton-mouthed. A bit more fitting for the “living on internet money” survival vibe, yeah? A friend of a friend of Christian’s roommates (who are starting a business and moving to LA today) was out cold on an air mattress next to a stripped Christmas tree, snoring into the streams of soon-after-sunrise light filtering through the window.…

Educating the Next Wave of Bitcoin Developers

Bitcoin is an open-source protocol that anybody can interact with. It is getting attention and attracting participation in different ways, whether it is through speculation, investing and sending money, all the way to contributing to what’s underneath the hood. The entire Bitcoin repository is on GitHub, inviting any developer to see the protocol’s code and perhaps contribute toward solving existing problems if they can. A noteworthy fact, however, is that the pool of developers today is quite small. “It’s not an easy field to get into,” Jimmy Song, author of…

European Banking Regulators Call for Unity in Crypto Regulations

Last week, two of the largest banking regulators within the European Union released reports calling for uniformity in the regulations of crypto assets and Initial Coin offerings (ICOs) across the continent. The EBA Calls for Pan-EU Crypto Regulations On January 9, 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its assessment of crypto laws. The document, which examines the sustainability of EU laws to cryptocurrencies, analyzed the use of digital assets within the EU, as well as some of the pan-EU laws that currently govern them. In the report, the EBA…

Bitwage Service Adds Payroll Tax Payment Funding Options for U.S. Businesses

Cryptocurrency payroll service Bitwage has partnered with Texas-based payroll and Human Relations firm Simply Efficient HR to help companies fund W2 Employees and payroll tax payments using crypto. The initiative, which launches today, January 16, 2019, is available in all 50 American states. Essentially, this partnership allows companies across the United States and Puerto Rico to fund their W2 payrolls and payroll taxes in ether and bitcoin. At the other end, employees can choose what percentage of their wages will be paid in bitcoin or paid in fiat currency. Apart…