The Easiest Way to Buy Bitcoins

Jubiter – a company that specializes in buying/selling and exchanging cryptocurrencies has recently gained popularity among the cryptocurrency community from all over the world. The service launched earlier this year with the goal of making cryptocurrency as widely-accessible as possible and introduce it to more people. On users can buy, sell, and securely store … [Read more…]

Africa in the news: South Africa land reform advances, DRC Ebola update, and presidential term limits in Sudan

By Dhruv Gandhi Rolling power cuts and land reform moves forward in South Africa  Last week, South Africa’s largest power utility company, Eskom began implementing daily rolling blackouts to stabilize supply on the power grid. The blackouts are expected to continue for several months as the utility company faces financial and operational challenges. Eskom previously enacted similar … [Read more…]

Blockchain – Not Just for Bitcoin

While the term “blockchain” may have been inextricably linked with cryptocurrency in the past, there are other uses for the technology that have nothing to do with cryptocurrency. One of these uses is international money transfers. Money transfers may not be something you think about very often, but there is a huge market for it. … [Read more…]

American Express: Ripple Powers Cross-Border Transactions ‘In a Matter of Seconds’

American Express is revealing the results of a pilot test of Ripple’s xCurrent solution for cross-border payments. At the Wings of Change Europe conference in Madrid, Amex general manager of corporate payments Carlos Carriedo said Ripple’s technology has the potential to dramatically improve the sluggish status quo of international payments. “We did a pilot. We did … [Read more…]

The SFOX Crypto Volatility Report: November 2018

Summary Bitcoin Cash led in volatility throughout November: its volatility relative to Bitcoin volatility doubled in the time leading up to the Bitcoin Cash fork. All SFOX-listed cryptoassets rose in absolute volatility over the course of the month, with notable spikes on November 14th, November 19th-20th, and November 28th. All SFOX-enabled cryptoassets  –  BTC, ETH, … [Read more…]

Ethereum Developers Agree on Launch Date for Major Constantinople Upgrade

Core developers of Ethereum have agreed on when to launch a highly anticipated hard fork. At a meeting on Friday, the developers scheduled the Constantinople upgrade to go live at block 7,080,000. According to data on the Ethereum blockchain explorer Etherscan, that block should roughly coincide with January 16, 2019. The system-wide overhaul will implement fundamental changes … [Read more…]

Wall Street Powerhouse Grabs Bitcoin Fortune, Plus Ripple and XRP, Tron, Stellar, Ethereum, Litecoin, Cardano: Crypto News Flash

From a massive stockpiling of Bitcoin to the adoption of Ripple and XRP, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto. Bitcoin One of the world’s biggest crypto asset managers has amassed an outright Bitcoin fortune. Grayscale Investments now owns more than 1% of the total supply of Bitcoin … [Read more…]

How to Manage Your Trades Part 2: Aligning Style with Objectives

In today’s blog post we are going to continue our investigation on Trade Management, which builds on the basic notions laid fourth last week. This week we will take a step forward by understanding how trade management decisions are formulated, based on the following considerations: Trading System Style (Trend/Momentum/Counter-trend); Time Availability (less time availability usually … [Read more…]