Blockchain News

Brazilian Criminals Kidnap Woman And Demand a Bitcoin Payment
While most of these attacks take place on the Internet, Bitcoin also has an allure for regular criminals. In Brazil, a few men kidnapped a 32-year-old woman this week. In exchange for her release, they demand a bitcoin payment. Luckily, the Civil ...
University of Melbourne first in Australia to use blockchain for student records
In an Australian first, the University of Melbourne will soon test blockchain technology to record student credentials, allowing people to share verified copies of their qualifications with employers and other third parties in a tamper-proof system ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Bullish Trend Intact
This past week, we discussed how Bitcoin price established a bullish trend above $1250 against the US Dollar. There was even a monster ascending channel with support at $1285-80 formed on the 4-hours chart of BTC/USD. It acted as a perfect support ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Rally To Continue
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Rally To Continue. Posted on 4:48 am April 30, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum ...
Stock Portfolio App Stockfolio Adds Bitcoin and Altcoin Price Support
It is evident mainstream traders are paying more attention to cryptocurrency. Not only are they looking at bitcoin and altcoin prices, but app developers are doing so as well. Stockfolio, a rather popular app among mainstream traders, added bitcoin ...
Interview: BitMaker is Using Bitcoin and Ethereum to Disrupt Advertising Industries
CakeCodes' BitMaker App rewards consumers with Bitcoin and Ethereum to try new products and perform additional small tasks for businesses. Thanks to cryptocurrencies, the face of the advertising industry is about to take a different form. CCN spoke to ...
Top 6 Ethereum Wallet Addresses Worth Keeping an eye on
It is always interesting to keep an eye on cryptocurrency wallet balances since they are publicly accessible. On the Ethereum network, there are quite a few interesting wallet addresses to be found. Although not much may happen to these wallets over ...
Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High
A year ago, one Bitcoin could be had for about $450. On Thursday, the cryptocurrency peaked at just over $1,340, as measured by the Coindesk price index, before retrenching slightly to $1318 by this morning. That's still a return of nearly 200 ...
Now, an Ethereum Search Engine for the Decentralized Web
A former Coinbase software engineer, Antonio Juliano, has launched Weipoint, a search engine for the decentralized web which interacts with ethereum smart contracts, making it easier to find new DApps and eth based projects. The search engine is “still ...
Spotify Acquires Blockchain-Based Startup to Tackle Fair Royalty ...
Spotify Acquires Blockchain-Based Startup to Tackle Fair Royalty ...
Spotify Acquires Blockchain Startup Mediachain
The team has explored how open, peer-to-peer protocols and blockchain can empower artists to reach their audiences more effectively. Over the last three years, Mediachain Labs has created a decentralized data infrastructure, building applications to ...
What is Parity Bitcoin?
There are quite some intriguing developments to be found in the world of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Parity Technologies has released their Bitcoin technology stacks, which also features a new implementation of the Bitcoin protocol. This client is ...
What Bitcoin Traders Should Know About Fundamental Analysis
While there are many different methods for evaluating the price of bitcoin, fundamental analysis may be the most integral for figuring out its true value. Fundamental analysis is the evaluation of economic, financial and other key variables, known as ...
Ethereum Meets Zcash? Why IPFS Plans a Multi-Blockchain Browser
The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) sounds like just the kind of futuristic protocol that would coalesce with blockchain, and its inventor, Juan Benet, has big plans for the two decentralized networks. By storing multiple copies of data, the IPFS ...
Bitcoin Price Sets New All-Time High at $1377: Main Factors
Such analysts as BKCM CEO Brian Kelly attribute the recent upward trend of Bitcoin price to the re-examination of the Winklevoss twins' Bitcoin ETF COIN proposal. While Kelly emphasized that the probability of the US Securities Exchange Commission ...
Blockchain: Why a Trust-Less System is the Most Trustable System
The above mentioned scenario is pretty much applicable to the Blockchain as well. When we think about Blockchain, we know that the data is transparent, immutable and the system is somewhat difficult to be hacked. Unfortunately, most of us don't know ...
As SEC Reviews Bitcoin ETF Again, An Ethereum ETF Might Come First
Ethereum's ether token topped $65. What is Ethereum you may ask? Ethereum, like bitcoin, is a blockchain network. It's an open software platform that allows developers to build and run the programming code for applications. Ether is used to pay for ...
Ethereum Activities Increase in China; Trading, Conferences, Discussions
Ethereum activities are rising in China, due to increasing interests in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and the Ethereum network's applicability to a wide range of infrastructures across various industries. Chinese bitcoin exchanges have recognized a ...
Bitcoin hits all-time high in trading against the dollar
April 28 (UPI) -- For a second consecutive day, the cryptocurrency bitcoin hit an all-time high before slipping some in afternoon trading. At its high point Friday morning, the virtual currency was trading at $1,343.59, though it has since dropped by ...
Understanding The Basics Of Blockchain And Why Banks Are Keen To Adopt Them
Although distributed ledger technology (DLT) has been making news in recent years, its origin dates back to about 10 years ago. Of the various options available today, blockchain is the most prominent. As its name suggests, blockchain is a chain of ...
How Blockchain Could Rewrite The Internet And Humanity Itself
Since it was born from the mind of Satoshi Nakamoto, Blockchain has grown to become a significant force in the financial and information industries, effectively reorganizing some of the concepts that were thought to be set in stone. Now, there is a ...
Antbleed exposes '70 percent' of Bitcoin miners to attack
Antbleed.com recently revealed a backdoor in Bitmain's Antminer brand of Bitcoin miners, which allows attackers and Bitmain to remotely shut down the bitcoin mining hardware. The brand new website was created solely for the purpose of exposing the ...
Grayscale Investments Launches $10 Million Ethereum Classic Private Fund
The U.S. investment management company Grayscale Investments LLC has launched the first-ever private fund that invests in the digital currency ethereum classic (ETC) with $10 million in seed capital. The new fund is called the Ethereum Classic ...
Grayscale Investments Launches $10 Million Ethereum Classic ...
Grayscale Investments Launches $10 Million Ethereum Classic ...
Arizona Bitcoin Trader in Custody Following Police Raid
A bitcoin advocate and trader in Arizona remains in custody after his home was raided last week by federal officials. Thomas Costanzo was arrested on 20th April during the raid after law enforcement discovered that he was in possession of ammunition ...
How Blockchain Might Change Payments for Small Businesses
If you're new to the blockchain, it's simply “a public ledger, shared between many different parties, in which anonymous transactions are recorded.” In other words, it's strictly person-to-person. This means that banks, financial institutions or ...
$1,300 and Counting: What's Next For Bitcoin Prices? - CoinDesk
After about a month of uncertainty following the rejection of a major investment vehicle, bitcoin prices reached $1,343.59, a new all-time high on the CoinDesk ...
JPMorgan defection underscores tough blockchain choices
The news that JPMorgan Chase left the R3 blockchain consortium speaks to the challenges ahead for any group that aims to get thousands of financial institutions to agree on a shared set of technologies and principles. “This just shows the experimental ...
Ethereum Price Hits New All-Time High, Ripple Surges Amid New Partnerships
Ethereum price increased from around $61 to $68 within 24 hours, adding $600 mln to its market cap. On April 27, Ether surpassed its previous all-time high value, breaking $60.15. In the past 24 hours, however, Ether peaked $68, establishing a new all ...
Blockchain use cases proliferate, but to whose benefit not yet clear
When Brian Behlendorf learned that blockchain technology was being applied to a land registry project in Honduras, the proverbial lightbulb went on. Land titles in the Central American country are currently stored on a centralized server, so anyone ...
Bitcoin Tracker: Crypto-Catch-22
In the last few weeks, three separate bitcoin exchanges have reported a halt on processing transactions in dollars — the result of global banks pulling out of high-risk areas. Banks are still exploring blockchain technology in various capacities — as ...
New York Bitcoin Trader Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Money Transmission
A New York-based bitcoin trader has plead guilty to unlawful money transmission and making false statements to federal officials. Richard Petix of Rochester, NY was originally charged with making false statements in late 2015, according to court ...
Roger Ver Emotional, Not Rational: Charlie Shrem on Bitcoin Hard Fork
An unsustainable monthly offer of about $500,000 by Roger Ver has been identified by the Bitcoin entrepreneur, Charlie Shrem, as a key factor that could be keeping some Chinese Bitcoin miners with Bitcoin Unlimited, even as the likes of Wang Chun's ...
Top 10 Altcoins: All You Wanted to Know About Bitcoin's Contenders
J.P Morgan Chase, Microsoft and Intel allied in order to create the fiercest rival to Bitcoin in circulation today: Ethereum. The main purpose of the endeavor was to program binding agreements into the Blockchain itself. This incarnated into the now ...
Web Seminar Surfacing the value of Blockchain with Analytics
Blockchain continues to be one of the hottest buzzwords in financial services, yet front page uses and success stories struggle to surface. In this session, Fred Hefer and Paul Van Siclen, start with a business focused, fifty-thousand foot introduction ...
Blockchain Revolution in Russia: to Be or Not to Be? Experts
Secondly, it has developers keen to earn money and understand that any public Blockchain can have the global market influence several times bigger than the local Russian one. The local economy in many remote places in Russia could be rebooted thanks ...
The “City of the Future” is One Step Closer to a Blockchain Based Economy
Dubai has quickly grown into a global hub for trade. Now, it's planning to use blockchain as the basis for its economy, further enhancing this status. Blockchain has the potential to simplify record-keeping and the transport of goods all over the world ...
Blockchain Tracker: Blockchain's Role In Digital Advertising
Although it's still in its infancy stage of being used outside of the financial arena, blockchain technology is slowly showing signs of impacting other industries. On the tip of everyone's tongue in the digital advertising arena is blockchain ...
Here's Our Take On Bitcoin Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:GBTC)
Whatever anyone thinks about the digital currency space, and in particular bitcoin and the blockchain, it's becoming impossible to ignore. The price of bitcoin is at or near all term highs against the USD and other majors, and the digital currency has ...
Ethereum's run is not over yet
Ethereum has been on a tear for several days now. As regular readers know, I had a target of $60-62. That target was reached a few days earlier than I expected, and I fully intended to focus my attention elsewhere after exiting at $60. But the advance ...