Category Archives: Markets News

Trump’s tweets about black unemployment miss a major point

Donald Trump has long been interested in the black unemployment rate. In August 2011, soon after he became highly active on Twitter, Trump tweeted, “Unemployment is plaguing both Black and Hispanic youths. Very troubling.” In July 2013, he tweeted twice about high black unemployment, including this gibe at then-president Barack Obama: (more…)

Mark Cuban: Dallas Mavericks to Accept Bitcoin, Ether ‘Next Season’

The Dallas Mavericks, the U.S. basketball team, will begin accepting cryptocurrency payments during their next season, according to owner and investor Mark Cuban. Cuban was asked about the possibility of paying for tickets with cryptocurrency on Twitter earlier today, to which he replied: “Next season.” In a follow-up comment to CoinDesk, Cuban confirmed (more…)

Blockchain-Powered Startup Stock Exchange Funderbeam To List Hatcher+ Portfolio Companies

Singapore-based venture investment platform Hatcher+ has announced that shares in its individual portfolio companies will be listed on Funderbeam’s blockchain-based startup marketplace, providing investors with a secondary market on which they can buy and sell shares to interested buyers. A spokesperson for the company told CoinJournal that the new listings (more…)

South Korea’s president is getting the K-pop idol treatment on his birthday

K-pop fans often go to great lengths to display their love for their idols. It’s common to see large billboards in subway stations or ads in newspapers—even outside of Korea—taken out by fans to celebrate the birthdays of their favorite stars. Now South Korean president Moon Jae-in is getting his K-pop idol (more…)

Indians just aren’t buying new homes anymore

Even plummeting prices haven’t been able to entice India’s home-buyers. Home purchases in the country fell to a seven-year low in 2017 despite sliding prices, according to real estate consultancy firm Knight Frank. A new tax regime and a regulation introduced last year have pummelled a sector already reeling under the aftermath (more…)

Blockchain in Your Pocket? The Phone Behind Sirin’s $157 Million ICO

Does the world really need a blockchain phone? Sirin Labs is betting it does. The startup, which recently raised $157 million in an initial coin offering (ICO), is building an Android smartphone from scratch with special features for cryptocurrency enthusiasts: an app store for distributed apps (dapps), cold storage for private keys (more…)

BTC.com Lowers Bitcoin Transaction Costs Through Dynamic Fees and SegWit

BTC.com, the first bitcoin wallet platform in the cryptocurrency market to integrate Bitcoin Cash and SegWit simultaneously, has recently implemented a dynamic fee system to automatically calculate the lowest fee users can attach to have their transactions processed on the Bitcoin blockchain network. In a blog post published on January 11th, (more…)

DC Comics history is being retold through the eyes of marginalized heroes

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years A Slave will retell DC Comics’ history through the eyes of its historically marginalized heroes. John Ridley, who also wrote The American Way for DC Comics, is working on a new mini-series called The Other History of the DC Universe that will explore landmark moments in DC and US (more…)

Kraken Exchange Is Back Online After Troublesome System Upgrade

Kraken, the fifth-largest cryptocurrency exchange, has resumed service after scheduled maintenance that was supposed to take two hours but instead took two days. The unexpectedly long downtime agitated many users, since not only trading but also withdrawals were unavailable for the period, during which coin prices gyrated on bearish news coming out (more…)