Months After Raising a $100 Million ICO Kik Founder Calls Blockchain”Unconvincing”

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. At the True North tech conference earlier this week, Kik CEO Ted Livingston expressed his surprising opinion about blockchain: “Almost nobody should be looking at it.” Kin Founder Belittles the Blockchain What made the statement highly pessimistic is the fact that Livingston …

Ethereum Smart Contracts only Good in ‘Kangaroo Courts’: Nouriel Roubini

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. New York University (NYU) professor Nouriel Roubini is famous for his bearish economic prognostications, but in the cryptocurrency community “Dr. Doom” is better known for his utter disdain for all things blockchain — and the colorful manner in which he elucidates this …

Alibaba’s Insurance Giant is Using Blockchain With 100 Hospitals

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. ZhongAn, a Chinese insurance giant that provides infrastructure to 10 local insurers, stated that it has recently partnered with more than 100 hospitals to utilise blockchain technology in securely processing patient data and financial information. Significance of the Deal The insurance and …

No Evidence Whales are Manipulating Bitcoin Price: Prominent Trader

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Peter Brandt, a prominent trader and respected technical analyst, believes there is no solid evidence to back up claims that whales and large-scale investors have been manipulating the bitcoin price or the wider cryptocurrency market. Not Futures Market Earlier this week, after …

Crytpo Payroll Service Bitwage Launches ICO Advisory Firm, First Client Raises $50 Million

Bitwage was launched in 2011 as a Bitcoin payroll and international wage payment service, and the firm has now launched an ICO advisory firm called Inwage after recognizing the importance of initial coin offerings in the crypto-ecosystem. Bitwage published a blog post about their new venture earlier today: “While ICOs provide a unique opportunity for …

UK Financial Regulator Launches 24 Cryptocurrency Investigations

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, the country’s markets watchdog and financial regulator, has confirmed that there are 24 investigations pending of cryptocurrency businesses, according to Citywire. The FCA, in response to a Freedom of Information query, acknowledged that seven whistleblower reports …

IOTA Price Rallies after Trinity Wallet Receives Beta Release

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The IOTA price posted a double-digit percentage rally on Tuesday following the beta release of a new wallet client for the cryptocurrency. IOTA Price Leads Large-Cap Index IOTA had entered the day on a slight downslope, eventually declining as far as $1.33 …

331 Japanese Cryptocurrency Traders Made at Least $1 Million in 2017

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Mainstream media outlets in South Korea and Japan JoongAng and Nikkei have reported that the National Tax Agency (NTA) of Japan is fully aware that 331 investors in the Japanese cryptocurrency sector recorded a profit of $1 million through trading, generating more …

Addicted to Trading? Scottish Hospital Treats Cryptocurrency Addiction

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland has begun treating patients reportedly addicted to trading cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Healthcare experts say that crypto trading can become a behavioral addiction and that addicts in these cases are hooked on monitoring the minute-by-minute fluctuations in …