John Medley

News Reporter

John Medley has been covering the crypto-asset space since early 2013 and even lost bitcoin in the infamous Mt.Gox hack. However, this didn't deter John and now he enjoys writing opinionated blogs about the latest trials and tribulations of the crypto space. In his free time he loves to bird watch and cook Japanese food.

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Get Rewarded for Registering and Trading on Black Friday with Lykke!

On Black Friday and for the following week, the Swiss-based blockchain pioneer Lykke is giving a unique opportunity to both its existing and new users to be rewarded for trading on its exchange.

Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino on Bad Press, Constant Innovation and the Future of Crypto

Bitfinex is one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges still standing. Founded in 2012, which in crypto terms is almost ancient history, the exchange has faced many obstacles during the course of the industry’s rocky ride, yet it remains one of the top trading platforms to this day.

Adding Fiat On-ramps and Off-ramps to Your Cryptocurrency Platform

Developing the technology to deal with innovations such as cryptocurrency is unlike anything we’ve seen before.

BRD Partners With Wyre To Offer Industry Low Bank Transfer Fees For Crypto

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (June 11, 2019) — BRD, the most secure cryptocurrency mobile wallet, trusted by over 2 million users in 170 countries, now allows US customers to purchase bitcoin, ethereum, and Dai using bank transfers.

Bcnex Ends First Session on a High Note, Enters Phase Two of Tokensale

Bcnex is happy to announce that the ETH session of the TokenSale was completed successfully.

Anyone Can Now Buy Bitfinexs LEO Tokens Thanks to Eidoo

Thanks to the Eidoo established network of accredited investors selected to participate in the LEO private sale and therefore LEO token holders, we are now able to offer everyone the possibility to buy – even $100 – through an IOU on LEO token.

Fully Private and Anonymous Cryptoassets Cannot Develop Properly in a Large Ecosystem: Scorechain CEO

Crypto analytics is one of the fastest growing and most prized sectors of the nascent industry. We chatted to Scorechain CEO Pierre Gerard about this growing sector.

Bitfinex Accused of $850 million Cover-up by New York Attorney General

Bitfinex, a leading cryptocurrency exchange and its affiliated stablecoin provider Tether are being sued by the New York State Attorney General (NYSAG). Bitfinex was accused of losing $850 million and then using funds from Tether to cover-up the loss.

Bexplus Giveaway: 10 BTC to Try 100X Leverage with BTC Futures Trading

During the one and a half year long “Crypto Winter”, with profits far more difficult to come by trading BTC spots, many traders have turned to BTC futures trading which offers traders the chance to make money by longing or shorting the BTC price. 

Monfex – The Indispensable Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

Monfex, a revolutionary automated cryptocurrency trading platform, has entered the market and promises to transform anything related to trading in cryptos

Top 5 Crypto Events to Attend This Summer

Here are five of the can’t miss crypto events to attend this summer. – A Startup offering Crypto “Hodlers” a Way to Earn Interest

Crypto “hodlers” just received a way to earn passive income in STEEM Power from their cryptocurrency stakeholdings.

Nash Co-Founder Fabio Canesin on the Future of Decentralized Exchanges

The growth of decentralized exchanges is unquestionably one of the trends to watch in 2019. Fabio Canesin is a co-founder of Nash Exchange (NEX), a decentralized exchange aiming to make blockchain technology accessible to a wide public.

Kraken, Swarm to Join Barcelona Trading Conference 2019

The BTC brings together 3,000 attendees to promote and explore the institutional adoption of digital assets.

Ripple, Blockchain-based Solutions Could Revolutionize Remittances: Report

A recently published report has found that blockchain-based money transfers are 388 times faster and 127 cheaper than those of legacy financial systems. The stats are even more impressive when we look at Ripple’s transaction speeds and fees.

Grin Gets a Boost with Cudo Mining Software for the Masses

Grin, the community-led implementation of the Mimblewimble blockchain, was launched earlier this year on the 15th January. Unusually, it came free of ICO, pre-mine or founder’s reward – in fact its developers are volunteers and it has a 100% community-driven funding model.

World Leading Crypto Exchange Bibox Launches Perpetual Contract Trading with No Funding Rate

Bibox, the world-leading AI-enhanced, encrypted digital asset exchange, announced the upcoming launch of perpetual contract trading for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in a statement published on their blog.

Five Minutes to Get to Know Bitcoin Futures

Curious about Bitcoin futures?  Still confused about Bitcoin Futures? In this 5-minute article, we explain what you need to know about Bitcoin futures.  

Bexplus Interview: A Safe, Advanced Cryptocurrency Derivatives Platform

Bexplus provides BTC Futures contract products which are one of the best ways to earn money during a bear market.

Fasttoken State Channels Making Ethereum Scalability a Reality

If you have ever tried to build a decentralized app, it is clear that Ethereum, in its current manifestation, is not quite ready. What is the solution?

BexPlus On How to Trade In the Bear Market

You can earn Bitcoin even in a downward market. At present, the market is in a downward trend. However, there  are still several ways to profit. Different people have different risk tolerance, some of them are gamblers who prefer to “show hand” on the market trend.

Four Day Blockchain Cruise 2019 Gathers John McAfee and Key Industry Leaders Again

CoinsBank announces the biggest event on the sea of the year, it’s fourth annual blockchain conference.

CoinStats Launches Worlds First Fully Guaranteed, Mobile, Hardware-rooted Crypto Wallet to 500,000 Active Users

CoinStats, the cryptocurrency research and portfolio tracker with over $5 billion in crypto portfolio and 500,000 monthly active users, will launch the world’s first guaranteed, secure, hardware-rooted digital wallet on March 1.

Cryptocurrency Analysis Firm Chainalysis Raises $30 Million

Chainalysis, the cryptocurrency analysis and compliance startup, has secured a $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Accel, a leading tech VC fund.

How to Use Bexplus to Trade with Leverage

After falling below the $3,500 support level yet again, the value of BTC has dropped dramatically. The price is testing the $3,400 support level, but it might extend the decline to $3,200 or $3,000

Bitcoin Platform Luno Embraces South Africas Draft Crypto Regulations

Luno, the South African-headquartered crypto platform, has responded positively to a new consultation paper from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Enables Purchase of BTC, ETH & Other Cyptocurrencies with USD & EUR

Crypto exchange has announced a partnership with payment processor Simplex, enabling clients to purchase a range of popular cryptocurrencies by credit or debit card.

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: Trading the Market Cycles with Bexplus Futures

Investing in financial markets is like a rollercoaster, and it’s no exception in the BTC market. With any kind of investment, fear and greed are the two opposing investment forces affecting speculators, and the constant balance between the two creates a market emotion cycle.

LyCI: The New Generation of Crypto. Global Access to the Top 25 Cryptos in One Click

Zug (Switzerland) – As the global crypto markets move cautiously into 2019 – the demand for a trading platform that offers stability, security and market access have never been stronger. Combining both traditional investment products as well as crypto assets into one trading platform, Swiss-based firm Lykke is proud to announce the launch of the LyCI Service Token (ticker:LyCI).

Investing in BTC Futures Contracts During the Bear Market with Bexplus

Dreaming about profiting from day trading Bitcoin, many people rushed into the cryptocurrency world with the expectation that the price of Bitcoin as well as other altcoins would climb higher and higher. The idea of “Bitcoin Billionaire” was embedded deep into investors’ minds during the bullish run in late 2017. At that time, 90% of cryptocurrency exchanges only provided spot trades.

Bibox Token Bonds Available to Retail Investors

On January 3, 2019, an AI-enhanced encrypted digital asset exchange, Bibox, opened its token bonds trading section – Bibox Bond (denoted by “BIX1901”).

Margin Trading During the Crypto Winter

Margin trading has seemed to become the catchphrase of this crypto winter. The essence of leverage is that it’s just a loan. Users can borrow funds from a platform via margin trading that is several times the amount of their own assets so that they can profit on a bigger scale if the market moves in their direction. However, it is of course worth noting that while users amplify their transaction amounts and obtain higher returns, the risk also goes up in the same way – as they can lose money more easily.

How You Can Trade Profitably With Bexplus

This time last year, Bitcoin reached its all-time high price. Since then, however, bitcoin has declined by more than 80% in price. BTC speculators or investors aren’t tiring of bitcoin, however. A lot of people that missed out on the late 2017 and early 2018 price hike, jump into the crypto world, expecting to make a fortune when it hits its former levels. In the following, we explore 3 types of profitable BTC investment.

Five Cant-Miss Blockchain Conferences in 2019

Many tech enthusiasts will remember 2018 as the year of the blockchain. While interest in digital currencies – the original use case for the blockchain – was not as pronounced as 2017, blockchain technology received unprecedented attention, funding, and adoption.

Navigating the Current of Cryptocurrency

Whether you’ve been cruising or observing the oceans of economic transactions, chances are you’ve noticed the current of digital assets. Well recognized, cryptocurrencies nowadays work jointly with our normal transactions and investments, or in industries such as iGaming, and create the waves to and from the shores of the innovative and growing digital world we live in.

Gold Backed Crypto Exchange Offers Safe Haven for Crypto Investors

With a scalable inter-blockchain and decentralised exchange the GOLD.IO platform is not only self-regulated and led by its stakeholders, but asset linked – offering exchange investors unrivaled portfolio security.

Blockchain Community Returns to Its Founding Principles with Revolutionary New Smart Contract Investment Platform

With global cryptocurrency investors hit by a near 18-month period of industry turmoil – the community requirement for a stable investment platform that can mitigate market volatility has become ever more important.

ARYZE and AmaZix Announce New Partnership to Bring Stablecoin Adoption

This collaboration between ARYZE and AmaZix looks to improve and maintain ARYZE’s community channels as it continues to pave the way in the digital assets market and help push stablecoins further into mainstream adoption.

Bitcoin Price Rallies After Institutions Show Confidence At Consensus Invest

After what can only be described as a miserable few weeks for crypto markets, a string of postive announcements from institutions attending Consensus Invest seems to have contributed to the strong 8% rally in bitcoin price over the last 24 hours.

Want A Hassle-Free Trading Experience? Try Bitsgap Cross-Exchange Platform

The new platform Bitsgap is designed to allow traders to easily trade and manage cryptocurrency on all exchanges from one interface.

Digitex Futures Is Unstoppable – Early Access Waitlist Hits 500k

Digitex Futures has been spending this year working to build the world’s first commission-free futures trading exchange with a Beta launch in the new year. And they currently have more than 500K users signed up to their Early Access Waitlist!

How Crypto’s Falling Prices Could Finally Shift the Spotlight Toward dApps

It has been a wild ride for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. So far this year, the market saw crypto prices rise to all-time highs only to fall again to the pre-frenzy levels of 2017. 

Points (PTS) Announces Coinsta, Digital Asset and Digital Identity Management Tool

Points (PTS), the first truly scalable blockchain data collaboration protocol for better credit scoring and inclusive finance, announces the launch of its first ecosystem application and digital asset management tool, Coninsta.

Lendingblock Partners With Vo1t to Provide Cryptoasset Custody

Lendingblock, the securities lending exchange for cryptoassets, yesterday announced that it has partnered with cryptoasset custodian Vo1t to provide a ‘military-grade cold storage’ capability for its institutional lending exchange.

AmaZix and Issuance Join Forces to Support Digital Securities and Provide a Compliant Method of Investing

AmaZix and Issuance have announced a partnership to give ICOs the tools and resources necessary to execute successful and compliant security offerings. The partnership will leverage Issuance’s fintech experience, complemented by AmaZix’s ICO marketing expertise.

Fake Volume? Report Shows Trans-Fee Mining Exchanges Have Unusually Thin Order Books and Low Traffic

According to a recently released crypto exchange review, Trans-Fee Mining (TFM) exchanges typically have the thinnest order books, and unusually low web traffic compared to large volumes they trade. But are TFM exchanges damaging to the industry as Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao suggests?

Bitcoin on Ethereum: BitGo, Kyber Network and Republic Protocol Announce New WBTC Token

In a major development for the industry, BitGo, Kyber Network and Republic Protocol have today announced WBTC (Wrapped Bitcoin) – a fully-backed Bitcoin ERC20 token. WBTC seeks to bring liquidity from Bitcoin to Ethereum while opening the door for a new wave of applications.

CoinStats Launches CoinStats Direct – An Exclusive Crypto Chat for Coin Investors and Coin Teams

Makers of the top cryptocurrency portfolio tracking app “CoinStats” announce milestone and new feature to chat with other cryptocurrency owners.

CoinMarketApp Announce Crypto GiveAway

Cryptocurrency App CoinMarketApp is giving away some crypto prizes to reward their users for sticking with them.

Asset-backed Token Becomes First to be Listed on CoinMetros ICO Express platform

Estonia-based Hansecoin, a project to tokenize hard assets like real estate, is to become the first project to be listed on crypto exchange CoinMetro, the company announced Thursday.

Capital Sets the Trend for UK Crypto Investing, Study Shows

Londoners are, on average, twice as likely to have invested in cryptocurrency than any other region in the UK, a new study has revealed. The research, commissioned by Swiss fintech company Crealogix, looked at investment habits across the country, with residents of the capital being the most active in the market by a considerable margin.

Cryptocurrency App Delta Now Allows Users to Directly Connect With 32 Token Teams

Cryptocurrency app Delta has launched Delta Direct, a direct link for token teams to connect with existing and potential investors. Currently 32 teams have signed up, including NEM, Zcash, Lisk, Decred, Nano and Maker.

Roger Ver: Bitmain Holding 1 Million BCH is Incredibly Bullish for Bitcoin Cash

CryptoGlobe caught up with Roger Ver at the World Blockchain Forum. We spoke about some of the most pressing issues facing Bitcoin Cash such as the possibility of a 51% attack because of its low hashrate compared to Bitcoin, Bitmain holding 1 Million BCH and their contraversial IPO.

U.S. District Judge Rules Initial Coin Offerings Subject to Securities Laws

A U.S. District Judge has ruled that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are subject to securities laws, ICO tokens could qualify as securities (depending on the results of the Howey Test), and profiting by lying to investors could qualify as securities fraud. The defendant was accused of promoting ICOs that were advertising investments in (nonexistent) real estate and diamonds.    

NEO vs TRON: How NEO Lost a $170 Million Bid to Buy BitTorrent

TRON’s acquisition of BitTorrent marks an important milestone for crypto companies, as it is one of the first times a cryptocurrency project has acquired a well-established business entity. However, it wasn’t the only cryptocurrency project to bid, NEO lost with a $170 million bid.

The Problem With Scientific Publishing, and Why Blockchain May Be the Solution

Flawed literature can and does slip through the editorial and peer review process. By the time bad papers are disproved, they’ve already metastasised into new research, causing irreparable damage. It’s a system ripe for disruption – highly suitable for a technology that has only been around for about a decade: blockchain.

NASDAQ Rumoured to Be Listing Cryptocurrencies by Next Year

The world’s second biggest stock exchange by market capitalization, NASDAQ, is reportedly gearing up to list and support the trading of cryptocurrencies through a coin exchange platform. While the Cboe and CME listed cryptocurrency-based financial products in the form of Bitcoin futures back in 2017, the NASDAQ will, according to sources close to the action, list actual cryptocurrency.

Ex VP of Tesla Gets Into Blockchain With Solo Energy

To date, any links connecting Tesla and blockchain have been limited to rumours and the occasional ETH scammer targeting Elon Musk.  Former Tesla VP, Ben Hill, has joined Solo Energy, a renewable energy startup that is using blockchain technology for peer to peer energy trading.

CREA 2.0: An Upcoming Technology Developed to Revolutionize the Creative Ecosystem and Reward Its Participants

CREA is a blockchain project that acts as a social network so that artists and creatives can publish their content benefitting from the votes, interactions and downloads they receive from other users.

Crypto Startup FXcoin Hires Deutsche Bank Strategists

A Japanese cryptocurrency startup, FXcoin Ltd., has hired Yasuo Matsuda, a Deutsche Bank FX dealer, to analyse the cryptocurrency market. The analysis will include daily reports on the top cryptocurrencies.

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