Blockchain News

Time to watch Zcash
I must confess to being a bit confused by the fact there seems to be more than one coin with the moniker “Z”. In the event that I am confusing my terminology, please be crystal clear that I am referring to the asset that trades as ZECUSD on Kraken ...
Bitcoin price will reach £3000 this year
"What leads you to believe that Bitcoin will top £3K in 2017?" The answer does not lie in an analysis of macro-economic or monetary theory but in a more interesting understanding of human behavior. An understanding of human behavior and motivation, ...
Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Run Reaches $1200
In a month where Japan began recognizing bitcoin, the world's most prominent cryptocurrency, as a legal method of payment equivalent to fiat money, bitcoin has taken significant strides in a rally that began in the last week of March. The price trend ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Struggle Continues
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Struggle Continues. Posted on 6:00 am April 7, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ...
From groceries to fine art, blockchain finds widening appeal
Chronicled CEO Ryan Orr attends a daily briefing with employees at their office in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Chronicled has developed blockchain authentication and chain-of-custody technology using small chips embedded into ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 04/07/2017 – Supported by Risk-off Flows
One potential event risk for bitcoin price against the dollar today is the NFP release. Analysts are expecting to see only 174K in hiring gains but there could be a chance for an upside surprise as the ADP figure released earlier in the week printed ...
Bitcoin Hardware Maker Avalon Calls for Mining Industry Changes
In the wake of allegations that bitcoin hardware manufacturers may be engaging in unfair practices, one of the industry's largest mining chip providers is calling for new transparency in the sector. In a new interview with Canaan Creative, maker of the ...
Monero Price Analysis – Keep Calm And Hold
Another day of XMR trading is in the books and it appears Monero is struggling to maintain its market position for the time being. With significant losses in both USD and BTC trading markets, things are not looking all that promising for XMR holders ...
SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETFs: Should You Reject Bitcoin Investments?
Advocates of exchange traded funds (ETFs) based on bitcoins are now 0 for 2 as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently rejected two bitcoin-based ETF proposals. Nevertheless, you can still invest directly in bitcoins through various ...
Taking Bitcoin to the stockmarket won't do much for its risky image
Adrian Lee holds investments in ETFs. He previously received funding from the SWIFT institute on virtual currencies. KIHoon Hong receives funding from the SWIFT Institute on virtual currencies and National Research Foundation of Korean on Bitcoin and ...
Decred Benefits From Bitcoin Impasse, Joins Altcoins' Rise
The current impasse in the Bitcoin community is fueling the rapid growth of some altcoins, as it has been the current drift. Decred has broken into the mainstream from nowhere to be among one of the most top altcoins. Twice last week, it was ranked ...
A blockchain for cash flow management
The consulting firm Genpact has developed a private blockchain solution that promises to improve cash flow management and reduce billing errors. Like other blockchains, the new platform allows multiple parties to share data easily and transparently ...
Bitcoin's New Controversy: The AsicBoost Allegations Explained
Bitcoin is abuzz with fresh controversy following an inflammatory new post by Bitcoin Core developer and Blockstream CTO Greg Maxwell in which he alleges some miners are engaging in unfair practices that may be harmful to the network. Posted to the ...
Exchange operator TMX develops proxy voting prototype using blockchain
Nasdaq Inc, one of the world's largest providers of technology for exchanges and clearing houses, uses blockchain to power its U.S. market for shares of private companies and has been testing it to run proxy voting for companies listed on its exchange ...
Brooklyn Microgrid, Electric Vehicle Charging, LNG Trading - Blockchain Energizer Vol. 1
The goal is to allow Microgrid members with solar panels on their rooftops to sell electricity or renewable energy credits to other members of the Microgrid through a secure, closed blockchain network. All energy produced by the solar panels owned by ...
Remove the CPU.exe Monero Miner
The CPU.exe Miner is a Trojan that utilizes a victim's computer processor to mine the Monero, or XRM, digital currency. When installed, this Trojan will create numerous executables that when executed will launch a process called CPU.exe. The CPU.exe ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; A Simple Strategy For Tonight
If you read our coverage this morning, and indeed, if you've caught any of our bitcoin price watch pieces this week, you'll be more than familiar with out 1100-1200 key level hypothesis. If you're new to this week's efforts, then first, welcome, and ...
Samsung Targets Blockchain Consortia With Nexledger Tech
Global technology giant Samsung today unveiled its Nexledger blockchain platform, alongside a series of other announcements. The solution is portrayed as an enterprise-grade blockchain platform hosted with cloud computing, in a Korean Herald report ...
FIRST BITCOIN CAP COM NPV (OTCMKTS:BITCF) Has A Pretty Smart Marketing Team
A couple of weeks ago, we published this piece, detailing our thoughts on a company called FIRST BITCOIN CAP COM NPV (OTCMKTS:BITCF). Our thesis was this: that the company was stretched pretty thin from an operational perspective, in the sense that ...
An Ethereum Voting Scheme That Doesn't Give Away Your Vote
The first was that, in designing a voting scheme in ethereum, the platform would not compute the final tally until the final voter cast a vote, requiring 100% participation. The second was an adaptive issue where the final voter was able to compute the ...
IBM names blockchain adoption principles
IBM this week shared three key principles business leaders should consider when adopting blockchain technology. One: blockchain creates a “smart, tamper-resistant” means of conducting trade and business processes. Two: blockchain brings more value as ...
Blockchain Voting May Lead to Liquid Democracy Globally in 20 Years
Since the advent of the Blockchain and immutable data technology, there have been innovations of voting systems claiming to make it trustless, transparent and non-tamperable. However, no matter how close to perfection a system may appear, it must have ...
IBM Launches Blockchain Platform for US Oil Trade
Technology giant IBM has developed a blockchain trade finance platform alongside a bank and a commodity trading house to settle deals using the blockchain solution. Singaporean commodities trading house Trafigura and French bank Natixis join IBM in ...
How Does Blockchain Work? – Transactions Without An Intermediary
Blockchain enables transactions in a peer-to-peer network to be validated without the need for an intermediary, thus ensuring traceability and transparency. One of the driving forces of this technology is the “cryptocurrency” Bitcoin. However, beyond ...
Retail distribution made easy by mobile and blockchain
Retailers applying blockchain into retail distribution could eliminate these inefficiencies. Although blockchain took its first breath through bitcoin, the technology is much more than mere cryptocurrency. Blockchain is a secure way to exchange goods, ...
How to handle bitcoin gains on your taxes
When you file your taxes this year, your accountant might ask if you own any bitcoin. The popular digital currency recently hit an all-time high of $1,327 per coin, and while there arguably still hasn't been a “killer app” (a mainstream purpose for a ...
US-Based Startup Ubitquity Brings Blockchain To Brazil's Real Estate
Blockchain land registry startup Ubitquity has announced a pioneering partnership with the Brazilian Real Estate Registry Office. The US startup, which uses a Software-as-a-Service platform to increase security and immutability in real estate ownership ...
Electronics Retailer Bic Camera Begins Accepting Bitcoin
Bitcoin payment processor bitFlyer is partnering with a Japanese electronics retailer to test a new point-of-sale system (POS) that will allow customers to purchase goods with bitcoin. The company, Bic Camera, sells consumer electronics such as cameras ...
Covert attack on Bitcoin ends block size debate stagnation
On Wednesday afternoon, Bitcoin Core developer Greg Maxwell submitted a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP), inhibiting a “covert attack on the Bitcoin POW function.” Maxwell discovered patent pending technology being used in an ASIC Bitcoin mining ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Here's What's On Out Of Europe This Morning
We're closing in on the end of the week new, and there's been an overarching trend in the bitcoin price all week. Well, more accurately, the trend has been a lack of a trend. Price has remained relatively flat, and confined between the 1100-1200 region ...
Intel Demos Seafood Tracking on Sawtooth Lake Blockchain
Intel has just revealed a public demo that finds it showcasing how a seafood supply chain project can be built using its open-source Sawtooth Lake codebase. As such, the project is the latest that finds the tech giant illustrating the power of its ...
The Blockchain Revolution
After Bitcoin captured the world's imagination and undermined the peace and tranquillity of governments and international banks alike, the matter quickly shifted to the underlying concept – Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), or Blockchain. As with ...
Here Comes the Pickaxe Race: Bitcoin Mining Jumps to GPU
An early bitcoin developer and entrepreneur, Alex Waters served as COO and CIO for bitcoin exchange startup BitInstant. Waters would go on to start several bitcoin ventures, and was at the forefront of efforts to boost its regulatory compliance. In the ...
CreditBit Finalizes 1st Round of Migration to Ethereum Blockchain, Launches App
To ensure the constant development of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, CreditBit has recently introduced the Credit 2.0 project, which implied the migration of CreditBit to advanced Ethereum Blockchain and a few other elements including CreditMC, ...
There's more to tech stock photography than hokey gold bitcoins
Struggling to find a representation of the cryptocurrency, Colorado-based artist Arina Habich tracked down bitcoin "miners" — small machines that run software to unlock more bitcoin — and used them to create a collection on Shutterstock. "I had to ...
Bitcoin Unlimited Futures Used to Extinguish Debt of Leading Bitcoin Public Company
Bitcoin Unlimited Futures is one of the latest cryptographic creations of the company and rides on the rails of the Bitcoin Blockchain. Released by the Company as a means of allowing speculators to predict the outcome of the forthcoming hard fork of ...
R3 blockchain consortium does not welcome Sberbank due to sanctions against Russia
Russian financial companies have been increasingly pushing into the world of blockchain technology, with Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX:SBER) being one of the proponents of new financial solutions. Sberbank and the Linux Foundation entered into an ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 04/06/2017 – Next Target at $1225?
Bitcoin price is still on a climb and is now moving closer to the next major resistance around $1225. If the range resistance holds and traders book profits at this area, another drop to support at $900 could be seen. Technical indicators are giving ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Hurdles
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Hurdles. Posted on 6:00 am April 6, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ethereum ...
Gamecredits leveraging Ethereum smart contracts with MobileGo
Gamerscoin was a cryptocurrency launched in 2013, only to be abandoned by the developer six months later. The cryptocurrency was quickly revived by a small but enthusiastic community that hired new developers and changed the name to Gamecredits ...