cryptocurrencies


Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is ‘the next natural step for the global economy’, Imperial academics claim

Cryptocurrencies are the “next natural step” for the global economy, academics from Imperial College London have claimed in a new report that suggests people could be paying for their weekly shop in Bitcoin within a decade.The study, commissioned by cryptocurrency exchange eToro, presents research from Professor William Knottenbelt and Dr Zeynup Gurguc, who claim that digital coins like Bitcoin or Ethereum have already passed one of the three fundamental tests to become a bona fide currency: acting as a store of value. They suggest that it is possible that digital coins like Bitcoin could soon fulfil the two remaining roles necessary to become a legitimate currency,  such as becoming a medium of exchange by making it easy for people to exchange goods and services and also prove it can be used as a unit of account, acting as a measure of value in the economic system. 


Crypto responds to the Bank of International Settlement’s bitcoin report

To bitcoin adherents, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are still a work in progress. Yes, its energy usage is an issue but it’s one that developers are aware of any trying to solve.One blockchain professional I spoke to on Thursday compared the BIS report to saying the world would be in trouble if a baby was put in charge. Babies tend to grow up before they are given any responsibility and crypto developers are hard at work helping bitcoin and other digital currencies grow up.”I don’t think many people appreciate just how early stage this technology is,” Jamie Burke, the founder and CEO of specialist bitcoin and blockchain VC fund Outlier Ventures, told the Blockchain Alternative Investment Conference in London on Monday.Something like 98% of bitcoin’s original code base has been rewritten since it was first created in 2009 and developers around the world continue to work on new ideas, solutions, and technology.Allarie said: “I’m deep, deep in it and I’m a pretty technical person and I cannot keep up. There’s so much. I’m not even close. There’s just so much activity and so much innovation happening. I’ve never seen anything like it, it’s just happening at such a pace.”



5 Legal Concerns About Bitcoin

Digital currencies like Bitcoin are a growing form of payment method used by businesses and consumers – especially for online transactions. Many people find Bitcoin more appealing than traditional coins because they aren’t under the control of a central bank….



Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Begin to Sink Once Again

Traders are seeing bearish sentiments within cryptocurrency markets as more than 60 percent of the top digital assets are seeing losses. BTC/USD markets are hovering just above the $7,800 region after losing momentum at the $8K zone during today’s early morning trading sessions. BTC global trade volume stands at only a few million units lower than duing our last analysis, as the past 24-hours has seen about $5.2Bn in trades.


Cryptocurrencies: Reasons Consumers Love Using Cryptocurrency

The world is gradually changing as consumers seek alternatives to traditional banking methods. Therefore, there has been an increase in the use of cryptocurrencies that offer an alternative way of paying for things. Although it may take some time for most…


Top 10 International Blockchain Events of 2018

2018 looks to be a great year for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. There are events on all over the globe discussing the latest trends–with exciting new startups, ICO’s, and blockchain disruption being just a few of the topics featured. We have picked ten of the hottest cryptocurrency and blockchain events happening this year and brought them to you.


Getting NASDAQ data per minute using Python

If analysis is the body, data is the soul.

In our project of stock market analysis based on Twitter sentiments, we selected a few sample companies. We decided what we needed but we still had to cast some spells to get to the core data.

As much as we dream about attending Hogwarts, we can’t simply say ‘Accio’ to make the data come to us. The computer generally doesn’t understand the spells of the wizarding world yet. So, we will just go create some of our own spells using Python.

Now that choice of language has been made, let’s dive into coding. To get the data, I need an API which can provide me with reliable data of NASDAQ. With numerous searches on Google, I found one named ‘Alpha Vantage’. It provides simple, easy to use API to retrieve around last 10 days of per minute data. Good enough to go ahead with it.

Now, with this API, either I can just simply download the JSON file everyday by making changes to the API call or I can simply write some code to get me the real-time data. Downloading it every day is one way but I chose the later one.