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Voices Blockchain, accounting and audit: What accountants need to know
Among the many disruptive technology trends impacting the way we do business, blockchain is one that is less well known within the accounting community. However, given its potential impact, blockchain is certainly not a trend that accountants can ...
Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in Banking
Japanese banking giant Mizuho Financial Group is nearing completion of a pilot project that utilizes the bitcoin blockchain for securities transfer. First announced last year as a proof-of-concept (PoC) built with bitcoin's open asset protocol ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Watching The 1000 Level
Towards the end of last week, the bitcoin price gave back pretty much its entire early 2017 upside run. Price broke through numerous key long term levels of support, and really struggled to find any sort of traction as and when the few short term ...
Bitcoin Price Rollercoaster Does Not Impede LocalBitcoins Reaching Historic Volume Highs
LocalBitcoins narrowly set a new global all-time high last week as price volatility saw just over $32 mln traded. The P2P marketplace, which operates in markets throughout the world and has seen a surge in usage in recent months, has seen trade volumes ...
Wien Energie is Gearing Up for a Large-Scale Blockchain Rollout
Wien Energie, the largest energy supplier in Austria, is getting serious about blockchain as part of its developing business strategy. In interview with CoinDesk, the firm's CEO, Michael Strebl and managing director, Peter Gönitzer, opened up about ...
Frost & Sullivan Identifies the 2017 Global Blockchain Startup Map
LONDON, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The blockchain ecosystem made great leaps forward in 2016, with dozens of new companies, funding rounds and partnerships making headlines. Using Outlier Ventures' Blockchain Ecosystem Tracker with over ...
Mapping the future – Blockchain Africa 2017
Because Bitcoin gave birth to the innovation called blockchain and subsequently various other applications, the conference invariably spent a large amount of time talking about Bitcoin and the issues associated with it. For the uninitiated, Bitcoin is ...
Julio Faura joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Comments Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance: “We are very privileged to have Julio join our Board. As a recognised expert on blockchain and innovation in financial markets, he will be instrumental in guiding the growth of ...
Q&A with CLS: banking's evolution through blockchain
Distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain have the potential to revolutionise the way banking and payment systems function – with increased levels of security, speed and efficiency at the epicenter of this transformation. It has the potential ...
Segwit vs. Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitcoin's Fork Explained Simply
There's been a lot of talk in the Bitcoin community lately about stuff like a “fork”, “segwit” and “Bitcoin Unlimited”. Many people don't understand what all of this is about but it's creating a lot of stress due to misleading or partial information ...
Storj announces plans to migrate SJCX to Ethereum-based ERC20 token
“Many community members and thought leaders have suggested migrating SJCX from Counterparty to the Ethereum ERC20 token standard. ERC20 tokens have been issued by a number of prominent projects including Augur and Golem, and have wide ...
The blockchain opportunity - Nihilent Technologies Press Office ...
The blockchain opportunity - Nihilent Technologies Press Office ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Break Near?
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Break Near? Posted on 6:00 am March 27, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ethereum ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 03/24/2017 – Bears Waiting at $1050
Bitcoin price recovered from its slide late in the week as dollar demand dipped on the failure to repeal Obamacare. A few more gains could be in the cards for bitcoin price as it makes its way up to the channel resistance near $1050. If the top of the ...
Bitcoin Price Analysis - Indications of a bottom
Bitcoin has been trading between $1114-887 this week, according to the BLX, in extremely volatile market conditions with intense bearish momentum. The Network Hashrate gained 3.24% on March 3rd, and has increased 42.48% year to date. The most ...
Wall Street 'Stockmarket Of Apps' Crowdfund Scores $100000 From Blockchain Exchange
A platform creating so-called 'Kickstarter for Apps' on the Blockchain, U.S.-inspired Apptrade, has received a $100,000 boost from the world's first blockchain-powered conglomerate midway through its two-month crowdsale. Investment terms of their ...
Bajaj Displays the Potential of Blockchain Technology to Revolutionize Indian Manufacturing Sector
While this campaign encourages companies and entrepreneurs to manufacture things within the country, the blockchain technology implementation is attempting to make it more efficient. Bajaj Electricals, one of the leading electrical appliances ...
Humanitarian Blockchain and its Liberating Technologies for Refugees
One organization is stepping forward with blockchain ideas and solutions designed to address some of the barriers that they perceive to be standing in the way of social, political, and economic freedom, not only for refugees but for other ...
Weekly Analysis: The Trump Saga Continues, so does Ethereum's Surge
The US Dollar has been in trouble since the recent Federal Reserve meeting, despite the fact that the central bank raised its benchmark interest rate. The rate hike, in theory, should help the currency, but this time, the bank's cautious outlook ...
Blockchain Powered IoT Vaccine, NeuroMesh Scores at MIT 100K Accelerate
As companies work on developing interconnected IoT devices by utilizing a variety of technologies including the blockchain technology, it opens the whole infrastructure to new levels of threats. NeuroMesh, a trusted distributed IoT and smartphone ...
BitFury Mines a Block Signalling The SegWit User-activated Soft Fork
The bitcoin scaling debate has taken yet another turn, although very few people saw this latest development coming. BitFury, one of the largest bitcoin mining pools, successfully mined a block on the network that signals for the user-activated SegWit ...
Bomb threat suspect used Bitcoin, Google Voice
The Israeli American suspected of perpetrating more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions used technologies including Google Voice, a call forwarding service, and Bitcoin, a digital currency, to make the threats. According to an article in ...
Bitcoin Price Rises Higher Than Gold... But Its Value Is A Different Story
Since hitting a record-low of $177 in January 2015, Bitcoin is up almost 600%. On March 2, 2017, it reached a new high of $1,268 per unit—thus surpassing the price of an ounce of gold for the first time ever. So, what's the driving force behind this ...
Ethereum Price to Surge with Ethereum Classic Private Fund on the Horizon
“We've identified two possible drivers of alpha for Ethereum Classic and ETC. First, ETC possesses store-of-value properties similar to precious metals and Bitcoin, giving it credence as an inflation hedge over long-term investment horizons.” Secondary ...
Indian Startup Develops a Next-Gen Cybersecurity Solution on the Blockchain
A new innovative prototype startup powered by blockchain technology for cybersecurity has recently launched in India aimed at curbing the global phenomenon of cybercrime. Mumbai-based Block Armour was thought up by Narayan Neelakantan, former ...
How to Explore Blockchain
Arno Laeven is a strategy and innovation consultant at Laeven Consult, and the former blockchain lead for global healthcare giant Philips. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Laeven offers his advice for organisations setting out to explore blockchain with ...
Bitcoin's 'hard fork': Bitcoin Unlimited and Segregated Witness ...
Bitcoin's 'hard fork': Bitcoin Unlimited and Segregated Witness ...
Bitcoin Truly Decentralized: Fork Of Dash Plans To Lead Community Back to Satoshi
This, according to him will influence the content of the PIVX manifesto and would be factored in early enough in order to avoid such a scenario as is presently experienced in Bitcoin and Dash where development has gone so far that changing the system ...
'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready
A world without gambling scams – that's just the latest big idea being tested on the ethereum blockchain. While much of the news lately has been on the platform's increasing enterprise use, the project is still a predominantly open-source community ...
A Bitcoin civil war is threatening to tear the digital currency in 2 — here's what you need to know
The bitcoin community is locked in a harsh debate over a "hard fork." REUTERS/Luke MacGregor. There's a civil war in the bitcoin community over the digital currency's future. Developers, miners, and other stakeholders are locked in a heated debate over ...
World Food Programme Uses Blockchain Technology to Alleviate Hunger
Blockchain technology has become popular across various industry segments due to its versatile nature. Applications built on the distributed ledger can be implemented to solve a range of problems, improve the efficiency of existing systems and even ...
Brave New World Investments Allows Investment in Iranian Equities with Bitcoin
The universal and decentralized nature of Bitcoin is capable of erasing geographical boundaries and political differences to create an open economy. A Swedish investment company, Brave New World Investments is trying to do just that by making use of ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Resume Its Downtrend
Bitcoin price failed to gain traction, and moved below the $1000 level against the US Dollar. There are two bearish trend lines with resistance near $1040-1060 formed on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD. The price might correct ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Uptrend Resumes
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Uptrend Resumes. Posted on 4:30 am March 26, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ...
Distributed Ledger Technology Vs Blockchain Technology
People often think of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology as one and the same. Interestingly enough, that is not the case, even though it is not hard to see why some people would think along those lines. These terms have become ...
Blockchain: Letting Students Own Their Credentials
Blockchain was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, the same elusive figure (or figures — nobody knows) who developed bitcoin. Included in the original source code of that cryptocurrency, blockchain acts as a medium for exchanging value in a decentralized ...
Follow the Leader: Analyzing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Price Correlations
Is there a correlation between the price movements of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and crypto assets? The answer to that question varies quite a bit based on which asset – and which time period – you look at, according to a recent CoinDesk ...
5 Companies Focusing on Both Bitcoin and Ethereum Blockchain Development
Companies and entrepreneurs all over the world are looking at blockchain technology to create new business models. Some of these projects rely on the bitcoin blockchain, whereas others seemingly favor Ethereum. Both distributed ledgers offer quite a ...
How Bitcoin Exchange Market is Preparing for Hard Fork
Bitcoin exchanges are preparing for a potential hard fork execution of Bitcoin Unlimited. While most major Bitcoin exchanges including BTCC, Bitstamp and Bitfinex have clarified their stance on the hard fork contingency, some regional exchanges such as ...
G20: Blockchain Essential to Build Inclusive Transparent Digital Economy for All
Blockchain holds the key to building an inclusive digital economy that is secure and transparent for the globe's citizens, according to a new G20 report. Published last week, but updated earlier this week, the report details how the blockchain can play ...