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Move over, Bitcoin: Ethereum is the next big thing in cryptocurrency
Ethereum in its most basic sense is an open-source platform based on blockchain (distributed ledger) technology that can be used to build decentralized applications, according to the Blockgeeks training platform. Sound similar to Bitcoin? It is — well ...
This course bundle teaches you how to build apps on the Ethereum blockchain
The Ethereum platform makes it possible to run code with no central server. By spreading data across multiple redundant nodes, applications are effectively immune to single points of failure and censorship. If you're looking to harness this distributed ...
What Is an ICO Anyway? A Few Theories
Here is a sensible memo from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati about the legal status of initial coin offerings. Like me, they are very skeptical that you can get around U.S. securities laws just by calling something a "utility token": If you sell ...
An update on Harry Redknapp's favourite cryptocurrency
You may not have realised, but the past seven days have been very special for Electroneum, the cryptocurrency favoured by football manager Harry Redknapp. They have been so very special that founder Richard Ells dubbed the period “Most Exciting ...
Blockchain Will Be the Foundation of Trust in the Metaverse
In fact, blockchain may become the way we verify the legitimacy of almost any virtual asset, including currencies, identity, and the authenticity and ownership of virtual property. Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of the popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase ...
Japanese Exchange BitFlyer Adds Monero, ZCash, Dash
The leading Japanese exchange BitFlyer would be adding a few "stars" of the cryptocurrency world, including Monero, ZCash and Dash, at least according to a Reddit thread dedicated to Monero. There is no official confirmation from the exchange, but ...
Technologically Inept Football Manager Punts ICO
There have been a number of strange celebrity endorsements in recent months for ICOs, from Floyd Mayweather to Paris Hilton, but football manager Harry Redknapp seems to take the oddity-cake. Harry Redknapp, a famous face and name around English ...
BNP, EY Complete Blockchain Trial for Internal Treasury Operations
BNP Paribas and "Big Four" accounting firm EY have completed a trial aimed to investigate the feasibility of using a private blockchain to improve the bank's global internal treasury operations. The blockchain system was put through internal testing by ...
Cats Invade World's Largest Ethereum Hackathon
VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Over the weekend, CryptoKitties, a product that aims to bring cats to the Ethereum blockchain, had a surprise alpha launch at the world's largest Ethereum hackathon in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. With the premise ...
Ethereum completes major upgrade
Blockchain-based platform Ethereum has successfully updated its code with a planned hard fork, as part of its Ethereum Improvement Protocols (EIPs), which aim to improve the platform as a whole. This marks the implementation of the first phase of a ...
$2 Billion eSports Market Meets Decentralized Ethereum Blockchain Streaming Platform
With potential for surpassing $2 billion mark in the next year, it was only a matter of time before someone took the opportunity to merge this rising industry with blockchain technology. World of Battles (WOB), an Ethereum-based streaming platform ...
Kazakhstan plans to launch its own cryptocurrency
The country's government-supported Astana International Finance Center (AIFC) said Tuesday it had signed a deal of cooperation with Maltese firm Extante. In a press release, Extante, which calls itself a "next generation investment company," said it ...
JPMorgan implements Zcash security layer into Quorum
The Zerocoin Electric Coin Company and J.P. Morgan today announced the integration, and initial release of, zero-knowledge security layer (ZSL) technology on Quorum, J.P. Morgan's enterprise, smart contract blockchain platform. The combination further ...
JPMorgan Integrates Zcash Privacy Tech Into Quorum Blockchain
The development firm behind the privacy-focused public blockchain zcash has announced the first integration of its zero-knowledge security layer (ZSL) into an enterprise blockchain, with JPMorgan today revealing it has added the functionality to its ...
This Ethereum master course lets you cash in on the newest cryptocurrency
First, there was Bitcoin. Now there is Ethereum. Learn the ins and outs of the rising cryptocurrency with this Ethereum master course. Since Ethereum is still in its early adopter stage, now is the time to take advantage of the this course. Each lesson ...
Top Secret? Microsoft Opens Door to Government Blockchain Use
Launched in 2015 as a way for private firms to experiment with blockchain tools, Microsoft Azure's offering now hosts technology offerings from partner providers including Chain, ConsenSys and Emercoin in a sandbox environment. But while private sector ...
Data Sheet—How Top VCs Are Betting on Blockchain
(Today's essay from Robert Hackett offers insight into the latest trends in VC digital currency investing.) Venture capital firms have been plunking down millions of dollars in funding on startups pitching blockchain tech, the innovative accounting ...
500 Million Users Affected Every Month By Pirates to Mine Cryptocurrency
Experts at AdGuard have suggested that the new phenomenon that has seen a couple of sites caught using website visitor's CPU power to mine cryptocurrency, may in fact be a bigger issue than first believed. First there was illegal torrent site, The ...
Here's How the World's Top VCs Bet on Blockchain in 1 Chart
Venture capital firms have been plunking down millions of dollars in funding on startups pitching blockchain tech, the innovative accounting ledgers that underpin cryptocurrencies and power nifty, distributed databases. As interest in all things crypto ...
Bitcoin is a 'speculative bubble' and unlikely to become a real currency, UBS says
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are in a "speculative bubble" and are unlikely to become mainstream currencies, according to UBS. There are over 1,000 cryptocurrencies, bitcoin being the biggest by market capitalization, and many have seen huge rises in ...
US Entrepreneurs: How To Make Your ICO Securities Compliant Using Regulation A+
Is it possible to make an initial coin offering that complies with U.S. SEC security rules? The good news is yes, and you can use Regulation A+ to do so. But you may need a bit more patience than you expected. With approximately $2 billion of capital ...
China Could Make Bitcoin Buzz Again as National Congress Looms
This form of elections essentially for the totalitarian party will see some reshuffling and power plays between top officials who either fall on the conservative side, or the progressive. In the middle is Bitcoin, and it is being used as a powerful ...
Standard Chartered Joins EquiChain's Capital Markets Blockchain Pilot
Multinational banking firm Standard Chartered has inked a year-long partnership deal with fintech startup EquiChain to join its blockchain pilot focused on bringing efficiencies to the capital markets. In a statement, U.K.-based Standard Chartered said ...
Isodiol International Inc. to Implement Blockchain Technology for Payment Processing
F) (the “Company” or “Isodiol”), a global Bioactive Phytoceutical innovator specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, announced today that it is in the final stages of advanced due diligence for implementing ...
PR: CRYPTO20 Fund Set for ICO After Successful $5m Pre-Sale
Pre-sale investors were able to acquire $1.10 of underlying crypto assets for $0.95 per token. The CRYPTO20 pre-sale is now over, with over 2000 backers from 93 countries and $5 million in total funds raised. The main ICO starts on the 16th of October ...
Why Global Blockchain Started an ICO Incubator
At the same time, the sentiment isn't all positive, many of the early ventures have fallen extremely short of realising their original vision and much more troubling is that a significant portion of the ICO phenomena has been driven by very greedy ...
Aussie FinTechs Push Central Bank for 'Digital Australian Dollar ...
Aussie FinTechs Push Central Bank for 'Digital Australian Dollar ...
BANKEX Developed Plasma-Like Protocol in 36 Hours at World's Largest Ethereum Hackathon in Waterloo Mentored ...
BANKEX Developed Plasma-Like Protocol in 36 Hours at World's Largest Ethereum Hackathon in Waterloo Mentored ...
SmartBillions ICO Sees Launch Day Success; Lottery Wins Soar as SMART Tokens Sale Continues
The first day of the revolutionary global Ethereum lottery ICO can now be announced a major success – more than 705 ETH was raised and 884,319 SMART Tokens were transferred to the Investors. SmartBillions is the first fully decentralized and ...
Cryptocurrency should be available to individual users in the "real world"
Three cryptocurrency enthusiasts, Toby Hoenisch, Paul Kittiwongsunthorn, and I founded TenX in 2015. We met in 2014, in Thailand, and we talked about cryptocurrencies: what they are, the way they work, and decided that if we want to get into this ...
The New Classic? Protesters Are Already Plotting Alternative Ethereums
The second-largest public blockchain by total value, ethereum successfully forked yesterday, activating a bundle of upgrades that make its blockchain faster and better-suited for developers. But while the shift looks to have gone smoothly (with no ...
Photos: The secret Swiss mountain bunker where millionaires stash their bitcoins
Kon won't tell me how much bitcoin is stored in the vault, but he says he sometimes takes customers with “millions” of dollars worth of the cryptocurrency stored with Xapo to tour the vault. It's odd to think of a virtual currency needing physical ...
Online Trading Pioneer, Binary.com chooses ICO over IPO
Each ICO is different, but most tend to exhibit similar characteristics. They tend to revolve around an idea for a new implementation of blockchain technology, and will issue new forms of cryptocurrency tokens to prospective investors in order to raise ...
Meet the Blockchain Tourists
No fewer than 15 big European banks, from Barclays Bank Plc to Banco Santander SA, have mentioned blockchain in regulatory filings since the end of March, according to Bloomberg data. Most are simulations in pretty niche areas like shipping, trade ...
Veteran Blockchain Financial Company Cashaa Announces Token Generation Event
Cashaa – rated as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blockchain Companies in the world – is building 'The next generation banking platform for the next billion' which will potentially enable billions of banked and unbanked users to access the ...
London's first Bitcoin property: Six-storey Notting Hill mansion goes on sale for £17million (but the owners will ...
London's first Bitcoin property: Six-storey Notting Hill mansion goes on sale for £17million (but the owners will ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Broke Short-term Support
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Broke Short-term Support. Posted on 6:00 am October 17, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ...
The Future of Crime in the Blockchain Economy
Blockchain is a way of digitally recording transactions in a universally shared and unchangeable ledger. And, like the internet, it is becoming a major part of the world's digital infrastructure, from finance to health to public services, without ...
AirFox ICO, XFactor's 1st Investments & Other Boston Funding News
—Boston-based AirFox said it raised $15 million through an initial coin offering (ICO), a sale of digital tokens. The company said the money will be used to fund development of its blockchain-based software platform. The software enables mobile phone ...
CryptoFriends Blockchain Meetup in Barcelona Reviews ICOs, Builds Connections
“Shoot for the moon and dreams will come true.” Those words echoed in my brain 30,000 feet in the air on my return flight to Moscow following another CryptoFriends Netup (*Netup - kind of meetup with “deep networking opportunities/purposes”) held at ...