Blockchain News

3 Ways to Invest in Blockchain Technology Without Buying Bitcoins
Blockchain technology is essentially a publicly distributed ledger. When transactions using this technology are completed, they are recorded on the newest "block." When a block's capacity is filled, it is added to the end of the "chain" in linear order ...
Study: 43% of Bitcoin Transactions Aren't Processed after First Hour
The bitcoin network was studied over a period of three months where some 12,000 unique nodes were found to be connected with confirmation times less inefficient for large value transactions. The study says: “In this case, we note that the process is ...
Ethereum Smart Contracts At Heart of Next TV Revolution: 21M Story
The 21Million project deploys Ethereum smart contracts to manage the royalty process for holders of 21Million tokens which is tamper-proof so royalties get paid without human intervention. It ensures that the deal and the amount doesn't change at the ...
Extension Block Proposal Stumbles In Attempt to End Bitcoin Block ...
Extension Block Proposal Stumbles In Attempt to End Bitcoin Block ...
Hong Kong Launches Blockchain Trade Finance Platform With Deloitte, Top Banks
Earlier this month, HSBC, Bank of China, Bank of East Asia, Hang Seng Bank and Standard Chartered co-introduced a proof of concept Blockchain platform for use with trade finance operations which include lending, issuing letters of credit, factoring ...
Blockchain Tech Brings Promise for Forensic Applications
A report has come out saying that the blockchain presents great promise for the forensic community, which could cut down on the amount of time, money and energy the forensic arena consumes. The report 'Beyond bitcoin: Leveraging blockchain for forensic ...
Bitcoin Price Inversely Correlates With Ethereum: Potential Factors Why
In a way, Ethereum developers and companies depend on the Bitcoin network for its stability and security. Ethereum prioritizes flexibility and functionality to provide a more efficient ecosystem for developers, while Bitcoin operates as a better store ...
Analysis of Ethereum, Bitcoin, Monero, Zcash, Litecoin & Ripple
Ethereum continues to drift downwards as it bounces off 2nd arc support. It still paints a (relatively) bullish long-term picture, because it is on the sunny side of the arc pair, and above the 1×1 Gann angle (blue 45 degree line). My guess at the ...
The first investor in Snapchat thinks bitcoin could realistically be worth $500000 by 2030
Bitcoin has been the top-performing currency in the world in six of the past seven years, climbing from zero to a value of about $1,190. But the cryptocurrency isn't anywhere close to its potential, according to Jeremy Liew, the first investor in ...
Ethereum's Difficulty Bomb: All Smoke, No Fire?
Sometime in the future (we can't be certain when), ethereum will likely switch from its proof-of-work consensus algorithm to Casper, a proof-of-stake system its developers are now in the throes of completing. While this may sound like a slight change ...
Bitcoin price could be $500,000 by 2030, first Snapchat investor ...
Bitcoin price could be $500,000 by 2030, first Snapchat investor ...
The Hidden History of Bitcoin Unlimited
Paul Elliot-Ennis is a lecturer and assistant professor in management information systems in the College of Business, University College Dublin, while Rachel-Rose O'Leary is an artist and writer researching cryptographic systems. In this guest feature, ...
The iCloud hackers' bitcoin ransom looks like a fake
A group of hackers who claimed to hold millions of iCloud accounts for ransom said on Friday they'd been paid. But one bitcoin expert says that's bogus. The Turkish Crime Family grabbed headlines last month by claiming they had the stolen login ...
Think Blockchain Is Bulls—t? This New Initiative Might Change Your ...
Think Blockchain Is Bulls—t? This New Initiative Might Change Your ...
Think Blockchain Is Bulls—t? This New Initiative Might Change Your Mind
Here are three more reasons to believe in blockchain's chances: ASCAP, SACEM, and PRS for Music. There more than a thousand reasons why blockchain won't work for the music industry. Here's one essay that addresses a few of them. But maybe there's ...
Delaware betting big on blockchain
The Delaware General Assembly will soon consider amending the state's corporate law so companies can use blockchain technology to better track stock owners. Supporters say the measure has two advantages. First, it will keep Delaware's $1.4 billion ...
Remittance startup uses bitcoin as a bridge between bank accounts
A startup called bridge21 thinks it can use bitcoin to beat banks and money transmitters at the international transfer game—at least for remittances to Mexico. It works like this: The startup allows any user with a U.S. bank account to send money to a ...
Bitcoin Casino Gambling Surges In March With Over 1 Billion Bets
It is evident there is a bright future ahead for bitcoin in the gambling industry. Particularly bitcoin-based provably fair gambling has become a lot more popular throughout 2017. Casinos and gambling platforms dealing with cryptocurrency offer many ...
Monero Price Analysis - Maintaining Stability With Potential For A Small Slide
Glancing back at the charts for Monero, it is somewhat miraculous the altcoin evaded dipping lower in value. The chart looks rather volatile, with an extended period of trading below the US$19.5 mark. In fact, the XMR price hit US$17.3 at one point ...
BitMEX Launches a Segwit and Bigger Bitcoin Blocks Prediction Market
BitMEX, a digital currencies exchange that offers 100x futures on bitcoin, ethereum and other currencies, today announced they are to launch two new prediction markets related to the bitcoin scalability debate. The first one is a segwit prediction ...
Chinese Investment in Bitcoin Mining is Enormous
In recent weeks, the People's Bank of China and various Chinese Bitcoin exchanges have played a tense game of back and forth negotiations, leading two exchanges to suspend Bitcoin withdrawals and causing the price of Bitcoin to plummet around the ...
Blockchain Low Among Corporate Investment Priorities, PwC Finds
'Big Four' consulting firm and accountancy PwC has published a detailed report on the current state of blockchain at large companies. The report provides unique insight into the blockchain industry in it's very specific sample-set: companies with 500 ...
Bitcoin Exchange Paybis Adds Credit Card Purchases To Take On UK Market
UK-based cryptocurrency exchange Paybis has added a rare facility for users to purchase Bitcoin with a credit card. Paybis, which also operates from Latvia and the US, developed the “Bitcoin with Credit Card” feature specifically to allow instant ...
The Blockchain and the CAP Theorem
Yaron Goland, principal architect at Microsoft, has published an article describing how a blockchain client can be made AP or CP based on its implementation. This works by being able to configure how many blocks must come after a transaction until it ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Shifting The Range
So there we go then, another day done in the bitcoin price, and with its completion, another week out of the way. If you'd have asked us yesterday where we thought price was heading for the weekly close, we'd have been a little restrictive in our ...
Bitcoin acceptance growing in Japan
Two Japanese retailers announced plans to accept bitcoin payments, potentially clearing the way for shoppers to use the cryptocurrency in 260,000 stores in the country, according to Coin Telegraph. Recruit Lifestyle announced it will add bitcoin ...
How Blockchain Improves Security And Transaction Times
At the recent LendIt USA conference in New York, experts from around the world gathered and spoke about a variety of topics. One topic that emerged as a front-and-center leader in financial technology advancement is Blockchain. Originally created as ...
The 'Big Block' Bitcoin Movement is Embracing Bcoin
Over the course of bitcoin's two-year scaling debate, a few major alternatives have grown to challenge the network's most popular and longest-running software, Bitcoin Core. Among the more notable efforts have been Bitcoin XT and Bitcoin Classic, which ...
Ethereum-Based Blockchain Solution for Digital Advertising to Fight Fraud
An LA-based company is using the blockchain for digital advertising to solve the issue of fraud, which can be seen through traditional channels. MetaX, which is unlocking the power of the distributed ledger for digital advertising, understands that ad ...
IBM Spells Out Its Views On Blockchain In Three 'Key Elements'
In a post from its Newsroom this week, the computing giant specifically highlighted “potential to transform trade, transactions and business processes,” “value in the ecosystem as the Blockchain network grows” and Blockchain's ability to “significantly ...
10 Insurance Firms Test Blockchain for Insurance in China
In a Sina Finance report, the news agency revealed that the Shanghai Insurance Exchange had initiated a blockchain trial centered on insurance businesses in the country. For the project, nine insurance companies partnered with the exchange, including ...
R3 Rejects Sberbank, Makes Difference between Bitcoin and Blockchain Solutions Evident
Financial institutions across the world are lining up to implement Bitcoin's underlying technology into their operations. The use of blockchain technology in the traditional financial system, mainly driven by the banks' need to evolve while facing ...
Industry Thought Leaders Invest With Blockchain Capital in its Ground-Breaking ICO
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blockchain Capital, the premier venture capital firm investing in blockchain technology companies, today announces Vinny Lingham, Andrew Keys, and Matthew Roszack, the Co-Founder and Chairman of ...
Samsung Unveils Blockchain-fuelled Nexledger Enterprise Platform
Having invested in Blockchain startup Blocko last year, in October it began a test phase of Nexledger in which the platform was applied to its Samsung Card credit card company. Around the same time, Samsung's Artik cloud network and Blockchain-based ...
Bitcoin Price Reverses Downward Trend To Tackle $1200 Once More
The upward trend reverses behavior over the past month, with external factors seeing the Bitcoin price dip as low as $914. Pressure resulting from the Bitcoin scaling debate occasionally produced marked impacts on the Bitcoin price itself, but the ...
Music Groups Band Together to Build Blockchain Rights Solution
Three societies tasked with protecting the intellectual property rights of musicians, writers and other content creators have joined forces to build a blockchain solution to prevent piracy. Powered by Hyperledger's open-source Fabric distributed ledger ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Finally A Bias!
The bitcoin price has leapt out of its relatively dormant state, and we're finally looking likely to hit one of our key long term break levels during a European daytime session. Anyone who has been with us for a bit will know that we've been focusing ...
Will self-regulation by Bitcoin players spur RBI to authorise use of virtual currencies?
But these warnings seem to have had no effect on the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency players, who that have now gone a step further and set up the Digital Asset and Blockchain Foundation of India (DABFI) as a kind of self-regulatory body to lay down rules ...
TMX Selects Hyperledger For Blockchain Voting Prototype
Financial services firm TMX Group yesterday became the latest to join the heated race to provide stockholders with blockchain solutions for voting. The operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Montreal Stock Exchange and more, revealed it has ...
[Video] Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology
Not long ago I gave a talk at Israel's first Blockchain conference. It was somewhat of an intro to Blockchain technology as a whole and Bitcoin in particular. Today I wanted to share this talk with you. You can also view the slides for the talk below ...