techcrunch.com Archives - 13 December 2017, Wednesday

  • Nvidia Titan V GPU launches for a price of $2,999 to speed up AI processing (and bitcoin mining)

    techcrunch.com 09 Dec '17, 5am

    Nvidia cards are the de facto standard for running machine learning workloads and today, the company added yet another high-end compute-centric card to its line-up: the Titan V . This card, which is based on Nvidia’s Volta architecture , features 21.1 billion transistors on a 815 mm2 ...

  • Why is bitcoin’s price so high? |

    techcrunch.com 08 Dec '17, 12pm

    Bitcoin’s price has risen stratospherically, a fact that leaves many minor players in the market with massive gains and many bigger players millionaires. But is this a bubble? Are the gains real? And are the bitcoin whales in for a sad Christmas? First we must understand what drives b...

  • Uber lands investment from Singapore’s largest taxi operator in blow to rival Grab |

    techcrunch.com 08 Dec '17, 9am

    Uber has struck a major deal in Southeast Asia after ComfortDelGro, Singapore’s largest taxi operator, announced [PDF ] it has agreed to buy a majority share of the ride-hailing giant’s Singapore-based car rental business. The deal will see a joint venture valued at SG$642 million (US...

  • Uber lands investment from Singapore’s largest taxi operator in blow to rival Grab |

    techcrunch.com 08 Dec '17, 9am

    Uber has struck a major deal in Southeast Asia after ComfortDelGro, Singapore’s largest taxi operator, announced [PDF ] it has agreed to buy a majority share of the ride-hailing giant’s Singapore-based business. The deal will see a joint venture valued at SG$642 million (US$474 millio...

  • Coinbase hits top spot on Apple’s US App Store despite struggling to handle bitcoin demand |

    techcrunch.com 08 Dec '17, 3am

    Ignoring recent price rises for a second, if you can — there’s no greater sign of bitcoin fever than an app that lets you buy the cryptocurrency becoming the most downloaded app in the App Store. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday when Coinbase, the $1.6-billion-valued company b...

  • Coinbase hits top spot on Apple’s US App Store despite struggling to handle bitcoin demand |

    techcrunch.com 08 Dec '17, 3am

    Ignoring recent price rises for a second, if you can — there’s no greater sign of bitcoin fever than an app that lets you buy the cryptocurrency becoming the most downloaded app in the App Store. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday when Coinbase, the $1.6-billion-valued company b...

  • Amazon launches its Prime membership service in Singapore

    techcrunch.com 06 Dec '17, 1pm

    Amazon is increasing its focus on Southeast Asia after the e-commerce giant launched its Prime service in Singapore. The U.S. firm landed in Singapore , its first market in Southeast Asia, in July initially offering Prime Now, its e-commerce service with an aggressive two-hour deliver...

  • Amazon launches its Prime membership service in Singapore

    techcrunch.com 06 Dec '17, 1pm

    Amazon is increasing its focus on Southeast Asia after the e-commerce giant launched its Prime service in Singapore. The U.S. firm landed in Singapore , its first market in Southeast Asia, in July initially offering Prime Now, its e-commerce service with an aggressive two-hour deliver...

  • Metascarcity and Bitcoin’s future |

    techcrunch.com 03 Dec '17, 2pm

    The problem with writing about Bitcoin is that the subject has become so emotional. The very name inspires triumph, greed, resentment, or fury. Triumph from those handful of hodlers (yes, really) who are watching the destiny they long foretold actually come true before those eyes. Gre...

  • Metascarcity and Bitcoin’s future |

    techcrunch.com 03 Dec '17, 2pm

    The problem with writing about Bitcoin is that the subject has become so emotional. The very name inspires triumph, greed, resentment, or fury. Triumph from those handful of hodlers (yes, really) who are watching the destiny they long foretold actually come true before those eyes. Gre...

  • Bitcoin Bubble Burst will warn you if the bitcoin dream is about to crash down

    techcrunch.com 03 Dec '17, 11am

    Whether you’re a bitcoin believer or a vulture waiting to have your bubble predictions proved right, you’re probably keeping one nervous eye on the charts in anticipation of the crash everyone seems to expect any second now. Bitcoin Bubble Burst , presented today at the Disrupt Berlin...

  • Bitcoin Bubble Burst will warn you if the bitcoin dream is about to crash down

    techcrunch.com 03 Dec '17, 11am

    Whether you’re a bitcoin believer or a vulture waiting to have your bubble predictions proved right, you’re probably keeping one nervous eye on the charts in anticipation of the crash everyone seems to expect any second now. Bitcoin Bubble Burst , presented today at the Disrupt Berlin...

  • One bitcoin is now worth $10,000

    techcrunch.com 29 Nov '17, 2am

    It happened. One bitcoin is now worth $10,000. The milestone was hit on international exchanges earlier in the day (where prices are normally a few percent higher) and was just crossed on U.S exchanges like Coinbase and Gemini a few minutes ago. This comes two days after bitcoin hit $...

  • One bitcoin is now worth $10,000

    techcrunch.com 29 Nov '17, 2am

    It happened. One bitcoin is now worth $10,000. The milestone was hit on international exchanges earlier in the day (where prices are normally a few percent higher) and was just crossed on U.S exchanges like Coinbase and Gemini a few minutes ago. This comes two days after bitcoin hit $...

  • Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer is coming to the U.S

    Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer is coming to the U.S

    techcrunch.com 28 Nov '17, 5pm

    Japansese cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced today it’s expanding to the U.S, with approval to operate in 41 states starting today . This includes regulatory approval in New York via the state’s Department of Financial Services’ “BitLicense”, which only five other cryptocurren...

  • Bitcoin is over $9,000

    techcrunch.com 26 Nov '17, 4pm

    Well, it’s over $9,000. Even as you recoup from attempting to explain Bitcoin to your family over the Thanksgiving dinner table, the value of the cryptocurrency is growing at an increasingly hefty pace. As of the time of this writing, the value of a single Bitcoin was above $9,143, cl...

  • Bitcoin is over $9,000

    techcrunch.com 26 Nov '17, 4pm

    Well, it’s over $9,000. Even as you recoup from attempting to explain Bitcoin to your family over the Thanksgiving dinner table, the value of the cryptocurrency is growing at an increasingly hefty pace. As of the time of this writing, the value of a single Bitcoin was above $9,143, cl...

  • Bitcoin is over $9,000

    techcrunch.com 26 Nov '17, 4pm

    Well, it’s over $9,000. Even as you recoup from attempting to explain Bitcoin to your family over the Thanksgiving dinner table, the value of the cryptocurrency is growing at an increasingly hefty pace. As of the time of this writing, the value of a single Bitcoin was above $9,143, cl...

  • Tether, a startup that works with bitcoin exchanges, claims a hacker stole $31M

    techcrunch.com 21 Nov '17, 6am

    Bitcoin cruised past $8,000 for the first time this week , but it hasn’t been smooth sailing for all after Tether — a company that helps exchanges convert fiat currency to token — said today that a hacker snatched nearly $31 million . Tether operates USDT, a cryptocurrency asset that ...

  • Tether, a startup that works with bitcoin exchanges, claims a hacker stole $31M

    techcrunch.com 21 Nov '17, 6am

    Bitcoin cruised past $8,000 for the first time this week , but it hasn’t been smooth sailing for all after Tether — a company that helps exchanges convert fiat currency to token — said today that a hacker snatched nearly $31 million . Tether operates USDT, a cryptocurrency asset that ...

  • Bitcoin just passed $8,000

    techcrunch.com 21 Nov '17, 4am

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before… This morning bitcoin shot past ** INSERT PRICE MILESTONE **, and is now hovering around ** INSERT CURRENT PRICE ** — up nearly ** INSERT % ** percent from yesterday. Just kidding. We don’t actually use that template, but if you’ve been following bi...

  • Bitcoin just passed $8,000

    techcrunch.com 20 Nov '17, 7pm

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before… This morning bitcoin shot past ** INSERT PRICE MILESTONE **, and is now hovering around ** INSERT CURRENT PRICE ** — up nearly ** INSERT % ** percent from yesterday. Just kidding. We don’t actually use that template, but if you’ve been following bi...

  • Bitcoin just passed $8,000

    techcrunch.com 20 Nov '17, 7pm

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before… This morning bitcoin shot past ** INSERT PRICE MILESTONE **, and is now hovering around ** INSERT CURRENT PRICE ** — up nearly ** INSERT % ** percent from yesterday. Just kidding. We don’t actually use that template, but if you’ve been following bi...

  • 100 cryptocurrencies described in four words or less

    100 cryptocurrencies described in four words or less

    techcrunch.com 20 Nov '17, 7am

    Nate Murray Contributor Nate Murray is a programmer, musician and beekeeper. He is currently teaching ĐApp Development at \newline . This list describes cryptocurrencies. Each gets four words. There are many. Some are landmarks. Some are scams. Hopefully this provides orientation. Nam...

  • Tech In Asia raises $6.6M led by Korean conglomerate Hanwha - Tech In Asia, the Singapore-based media and even...

    Tech In Asia raises $6.6M led by Korean conglomerate Hanwha

    techcrunch.com 20 Nov '17, 7am

    Tech In Asia , the Singapore-based media and events startup, has closed $6.6 million in fresh funding. The lead investor is a name that may not be too familiar to regular readers (yet) and that’s Hanwha, a Korean conglomerate which started out in explosives in 1952 but has since expan...

  • Coinbase’s Custody service wants to store bitcoin for institutional investors |

    techcrunch.com 16 Nov '17, 11pm

    Safely investing in and storing digital currency isn’t exactly easy, especially if you’re a large institutional firm. So to help, Coinbase just announced that they’re launching a service called Coinbase Custody , which will securely hold digital assets for institutional investors. The...

  • Coinbase’s Custody service wants to store bitcoin for institutional investors |

    techcrunch.com 16 Nov '17, 11pm

    Safely investing in and storing digital currency isn’t exactly easy, especially if you’re a large institutional firm. So to help, Coinbase just announced that they’re launching a service called Coinbase Custody , which will securely hold digital assets for institutional investors. The...

  • Square Cash is letting some users buy and sell Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 15 Nov '17, 4am

    Square is testing cryptocurrency support in their Cash app, according to TechCrunch reader Zach Miles on Twitter and confirmed by the company. The trial, which seems to only be available right now to a small number of users, lets you buy and sell bitcoin directly in the app. The inter...

  • Square Cash is letting some users buy and sell Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 15 Nov '17, 4am

    Square is testing cryptocurrency support in their Cash app, according to TechCrunch reader Zach Miles on Twitter and confirmed by the company. The trial, which seems to only be available right now to a small number of users, lets you buy and sell bitcoin directly in the app. The inter...

  • Get your tickets for the TechCrunch Meetup in Singapore on November 23!

    techcrunch.com 15 Nov '17, 3am

    Last week we announced our upcoming Meetup in Singapore on November 23 , and now here comes the all-important ticket information. Head to this link HERE and fill out your details to apply for one. Admission is free but unfortunately we can’t guarantee that everyone who requests a tick...