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Conducting the first futures contracts for bitcoins coincided with the fall in the exchange rate

Conducting the first futures contracts for bitcoins coincided with the fall in the exchange rate

In December 2017, the Chicago Stock Options Exchange (CBOE) began trading bitcoin futures (XBT). On January 18, the first contracts (more than 120 thousand) of F8 were sold at the price of $ 11,055. The total...
Rocket Lab has successfully launched Electron rocket with three satellites

Rocket Lab has successfully launched Electron rocket with three satellites

Private space company Rocket Lab has successfully completed the launch of an ultra-light Electron rocket from its New Zealand launch pad. Electron put into orbit three satellites, two of which will ensure the...
Flying taxi from Hoversurf

Flying taxi from Hoversurf

The idea of using aircraft as urban transport is up in the air. The introduction of three dimensional flying machines into the traffic of megacities is only being held back because of security issues. The...
An old train was converted into modern solar powered transport

An old train was converted into modern solar powered transport

The Australian non-profit organization, Bayron Bay, in cooperation with several companies have modernized an old passenger train. In the past it ran on diesel. Solar panels were placed on the roof of the train...
Bitstamp and KuCoin temporarily suspended the Withdrawals of Ethereum

Bitstamp and KuCoin temporarily suspended the Withdrawals of Ethereum

One of the serious problems of most crypto currencies is scalability. When the number of network users increases, transactions are delayed and commissions increase. At the end of 2017, the number of daily...

Ledger attracted $ 75 million to upgrade hardware wallet

The French company Ledger, which develops hardware bitcoin-wallets, announced successful financing for the further development and expansion of the company. Several large investors made investments totaling...

Network neutrality is abolished in the United States

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) abolished the principle of network neutrality which was adopted in February of 2015. At the FCC meeting on December 14, three out of the five members of the...

The social role of technology – Bill Gates' opinion

Speaking at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Bill Gates shared his thoughts on the social role of technology and the need to modernize the education system. The billionaire believes that technology can be...

Facebook and Airbus are to develop internet drones together

Both Facebook and Airbus have own projects on internet drones development. Now the companies decided to unite in order to simplify the launch of high-altitude pseudosatellites. The concept of “the flying...

Jeff Bezos: the rocket New Shepard successfully completed the first flight with a passenger capsule

Space company Blue Origin, founded by the richest man today Jeff Bezos, tested a reusable New Shepard rocket with the passenger transport capsule Crew Capsule 2.0. The businessman said this in his...

Binance added tokens of INS Ecosystem trading platform

Cryptoexchange Binance has added trading pairs INS/BTC and INS/ETH. INS is a token of the first distributed blockchain platform for direct interaction between grocery manufacturers and consumers....

Bitfinex registration is reopening for those who have $10,000

Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, reopened registration for new users, but with restrictions. After registration, you must make a deposit of at least $10,000, for full account activation...

The owner of 5,057 Bitcoins will donate most of the money to charity

The owner of a Bitcoin wallet with 5,057 coins realized that he has more than he can spend and decided to donate most of his wealth to charitable purposes. The total value of the wallet at that time was about...

Raid at the cryptocurrency magazine ForkLog: Ethereum, equipment, and a bottle of rum were seized

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted a search of the office of ForkLog and the apartment of the founder of the publication, Anatoly Kaplan. ForkLog - the largest Russian language online magazine...

Tesla employees report a high percentage of defects in production

2017 was not the best year for Tesla. It is still unprofitable and is still reliant upon on government subsidies and investors' trust. The last six months of challenges have been mainly related to the release...

The European Parliament wants to identify the owners of cryptocurrencies

The EU proposed amendments to the law on money laundering to allow for the addition of cryptocurrency holders into a special database which law enforcement agencies will be able to access. Now,...

Governments of different countries are increasingly requesting user data from Facebook

Facebook published a report on user data requests by governments of different countries for the first half of 2017. The social network has done such reporting within its project “transparency report” since...

A criminal kidnapped his acquaintance for $1.8 million in ETH

With the popularity of cryptocurrencies, the number of people who want to earn money grows. But not everyone wants to dive into the technology. For example, 35-year-old Louis Mesa from New York City decided to...

Hackers stole data from 1.7 million Imgur users

Imgur, one of the most popular image hosting sites, which has more than 150 million accounts registered on their site, has reported the theft of user data going as far back as 2014. The hackers managed to...

Charlie Lee sold his Litecoin in order not to influence the market

Charlie Lee decided to sell all his decided to sell all of his savings in Litecoin. The founder of the second bitcoin fork in the history explained that he did it to avoid conflicts of interest. Now Litecoin...

eBay will add payment in Bitcoin

Vice President of eBay, Scott Cutler, said that the company is seriously thinking about the payment of goods in Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency is what everyone is discussing today. It is becoming more and more...

GMO will pay employees with Bitcoins

The Japanese GMO Internet Group will pay salaries in cryptocurrency. With the help of the new payment system of the company, more than 4,700 employees will receive part of their salary in Bitcoins as early as...

Payment in IQ. Online encyclopedia Everipedia will switch to blockchain

Larry Sanger is best known as one of the co-founders of Wikipedia. He created the underlying principles of the Wiki community and also came up with the very name of the encyclopedia. Today, Sanger is among...

Bitcoin futures are more expensive than the coin itself

The recent rapid rise in the price of Bitcoin to $18,000 occurred against the backdrop of the preparation of stock exchanges for the trade of Bitcoin futures (XBT). The exchanges expect to attract investors...