2017 was a big year for Cryptocurrency with the value of most major coins growing enormously over the past 12 months. Investors from all over the world recognised the potential of Cryptocurrency as a game changer and decided to get involved. Investment was not limited to the coins themselves but also the underlying Blockchain based […]Read More The Dangers of backing an ICO
This is a question that usually gets a simple answer. That answer being that Bitcoin is not regulated in Ireland. However whilst that may be the formal position of the government and regulatory authorities, that is not always the case in reality. The Official Position The Central Bank of Ireland regulates the Irish financial services […]Read More How is Bitcoin regulated in Ireland?
This month the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, published an article which will not be welcome reading for supporters of Crypto. In essence the article painted Cryptocurrency as purely a conduit for illegal activity with no positive attributes. If this really does represent the view of such an important supranational body then fears […]Read More The IMF view on Crypto is wrong
For many Irish buyers of Bitcoin their first purchase would have been made through Irish Bitcoin broker Eircoin. The ever reliable broker led the market for many years and was a key source of Bitcoin for many of those new to Bitcoin in the early years. Eircoin was set up by Dave Fleming in 2013 […]Read More An Interview with: Eircoin
In recent days the government of Venezuela has announced its decision to launch its own Crypto Currency. The move, the first by any national government, is certainly an unusual one. The government of Venezuela has said the value of the Crypto will be tied ‘in some way’ to the value of a barrel of Venezuelan […]Read More Venezuela Launches its own Crypto Currency
It has been a really important year for Bitcoin with its market value increasing dramatically over the past 12 months. Investors saw its increasing adoption as a payment method and decided to back its potential. In addition to inflows of capital from investors keen to hold Cryptocurrency, substantial resources were also invested in the technical […]Read More The strangest things you can buy with Bitcoin in Ireland
The local crypto landscape is always changing. Only last week saw the launch of the first Crypto Cafe in Ireland. Whilst Ireland does not have a company in the crypto space that has achieved major international scale just yet, there are new companies starting up all the time who aim to cater to the local […]Read More An Interview with: BitIreland