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Google's DeepMind plans bitcoin-style health record tracking for hospitals
Google's AI-powered health tech subsidiary, DeepMind Health, is planning to use a new technology loosely based on bitcoin to let hospitals, the NHS and eventually even patients track what happens to personal data in real-time. Dubbed “Verifiable Data ...
What is blockchain and how safe is it?
One of the most crucial movements in modern cyber-security is invisible. You can't see blockchain but soon you'll probably be using it. Some optimists believe it might be the future of online banking. Cyber-security is the keyword of the age and ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Testing Support?
As ever, take a quick look at the chart below to get an idea of what's on, and where things stand right now in the bitcoin price and – by proxy – with our intraday strategy. As ever, it's a five-minute candlestick chart and it's got our key range ...
Israeli Startup Wins First Place in International Blockchain Competition
CoinAgenda, a global conference series for investing in bitcoin and blockchain assets and companies, held its first event outside the continental US in Puerto Rico – where it honored four startups for their accomplishments and future promise. Judges ...
Bitpay Raises Minimum Transaction Amount To Cope With Growing Bitcoin Fees
Mounting bitcoin transaction fees make this payment method far less appealing as of late. Things have gotten so bad BitPay made some intriguing changes. As of today, the company charges a minimum transaction fee. This new invoice minimum is a direct ...
How blockchain could soon affect everyday lives
Blockchain is e-banking on a vast scale, minus the bank and other middlemen who take charge fees for making payments. It's a digital scorecard of payments, contracts, property ownership, health records – in fact any data of economic value. It promises ...
Bitcoin and Ethereum Fell Hard
The title of that article was that both Bitcoin and Ethereum were at resistance. We pointed out that every time Bitcoin had hit that long-term particular resistance in the past, a selloff had occurred. Well, it took a bit longer than expected (long ...
How to Set Up a Bitcoin Cold Wallet
Bitcoin cold wallets are the best way to store a large amount of coins on. By definition, cold wallets are set up in a way that prevents the theft of your funds as a result of a compromised machine or a Bitcoin stealing malware. This guide will teach ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Sell Complete
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Sell Complete. Posted on 6:00 am March 9, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ethereum ...
Dianrong and Foxconn launch China's first blockchain platform
Dianrong, a leading online P2P marketplace lending company, and FnConn, a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group, have launched China's first-ever blockchain platform called 'Chained Finance'. The platform leverages advanced financial technology to ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 03/09/2017 – Last Line of Defense!
Stochastic is on the move down to show that sellers are in control of price action. However, this particular oscillator is already dipping into oversold territory to indicate seller exhaustion. If buyers are able to take over and stochastic heads back ...
Decision on Winklevoss twins' bitcoin fund to be announced
On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission will hand down a long-awaited decision on whether to allow the Harvard-educated nemeses of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to launch an exchange-traded fund of bitcoins. The Winklevoss Bitcoin ...
Investors chained to bitcoin bets as US ETF decision looms
"We have spoken to a number of our investors, particularly from the U.S., who have indicated to us that they have been buying bitcoin," said Daniel Masters, portfolio manager of Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund Plc. "They think the Winklevoss ...
How Bitcoin Traders Are Preparing for the SEC's ETF Decision
The world's bitcoin traders are getting ready for this week's decision by the US Securities and Exchange Commission on an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tied to the digital currency. The agency is expected to make its decision by Friday. Specifically, the ...
​NAB Ventures backs blockchain startup in $24m round
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced that its venture capital fund, NAB Ventures, has led foreign exchange startup Veem's $24 million Series B investment round. In addition to NAB, Veem -- formerly Align Commerce -- received funding from ...
China's Top Bitcoin Exchanges Extend Suspension of Withdrawals
China's three largest bitcoin exchanges have extended a self-imposed moratorium on all coin withdrawals for an indefinite period, as they seek regulatory approval for a crypto-currency that's gained popularity with local investors as an alternative to ...
Could Smart Contract-Based Bribes Threaten Bitcoin Mining Pools?
The paper, entitled "Smart Contracts Make Bitcoin Mining Pools Vulnerable", was penned by Yaron Velner of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Jason Teutsch of the University of Alabama and Birmingham; and Loi Luu of the National University of ...
Can Ethereum Classic Classic Become Ethereum Classic's Ethereum Classic?
Ethereum Classic is preparing another hard fork. It was announced in statementspublished last week that the project's development and mining community is committing to a change in its monetary policy by December of this year. Essentially a move to a ...
Russian PM Orders Study of Blockchain Technology for Public Administration
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given instructions to two government ministries to study and research the application of blockchain technology as a part of the country's 'digital economy' program. First reported in regional publication RIA ...
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Can Ethereum Classic Classic Become Ethereum Classic's ...
Hard, Soft, Friendly? Zooko Wilcox Talks Bitcoin, Ethereum & ZCash Hard Forks
Hard forks of Ethereum are unique in a way that they both belong to each one of the two questions. The hard fork executed by Ethereum Classic resulted in two separate branches of the original Blockchain, with both of them having considerable market ...
Monero Price Analysis – The Bottom is Not In Sight Yet
Monero holders will not be too pleased with the most recent price developments, and rightfully so. With XMR losing nearly 11% of its value over the past 24 hours, things are slowly heading back toward the US$12 mark. The most recent value gains could ...
Ontario regulators say blockchain use may require approval
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Ontario Securities Commission, Canada's largest securities regulator, said on Wednesday companies using blockchain technology in their financial services may need to register or file a prospectus or meet other regulatory ...
Bitcoin Doesn't Need Your Stinkin' Rules
One of the recurring themes in the socio-political experiment that is bitcoin is how the cryptocurrency community has slowly accepted norms and strictures that govern the fiat money system bitcoin was invented to supersede. As traders slowly grasp the ...
Why Bitcoin ETF Approval is Likely, 72 Percent in Favor So Far
14, all of the organizations and officials related to the approval of the Winklevoss twins' Bitcoin ETF participated in a roundtable discussion about the future of the ETF, if it is approved. The discussion focused on how the market would react ...
The Blockchain Will Do to Banks and Law Firms What the Internet Did to Media
Like the internet, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are driven by advances in core technologies along with a new, open architecture — the Bitcoin blockchain. Like the internet, this technology is designed to be decentralized, with “layers,” where each ...
Altcoin Takeover Unlikely Despite Bitcoin Transaction Woes: BitPay CEO
In a Medium post on Tuesday, Pair said that despite the “exponential” rise in mining fees, Bitcoin will remain the currency of choice, with the future involving increasing the security of off-chain transactions. “In 2011, I would have never imagined we ...
Cheat sheet: The trade-offs of blockchain privacy tools
As banks explore the potential of blockchains, they've been quick to surmise that the technology, as it was originally designed, does not provide robust privacy. When Satoshi Nakamoto invented bitcoin in 2009, he (or she or they) provided a way for ...
Asset Brokerage Firm eToro Adds Ethereum
eToro, the social trading and assets brokerage firm which offers complicated and highly risky CFDs that do not hold the underlying assets, has added Ethereum to its trading platform. Yoni Assia, co-founder and CEO of eToro, told Finance Magnates: “We ...
Why Open Collaboration Is Crucial for Blockchain Tech
The one-year-old Hyperledger Project has already come a long way in making the innovative blockchain technology used in Bitcoin a viable option for secure business transactions. That was the clear message from Christopher Ferris in his keynote at the ...
Chinese companies claim blockchain SCF first
Two Chinese companies have launched Chained Finance, which they claim is the first blockchain platform for supply chain finance. Chained Finance will provide upstream finance to companies in China and has been developed by Dianrong, an online ...
Maine Senator Seeks Commission to Study Blockchain-Based Elections
Dated 9th March, the proposal outlines a "Commission to Study 13 Using Blockchain Technology in Conjunction with Paper Ballots in Maine Elections", which would be comprised of nine state lawmakers, as well as representatives for the Maine Secretary of ...
The twins and the bitcoin boom
The Winklevoss brothers have mainly invested their money in activities related to bitcoin, the digital currency. "Coin," one of their projects, is currently seen as the main reason behind bitcoin's recent surge. For the first time, the bitcoin ...
Moscow Sees Bright Future for Infrastructure With Blockchain
Sources in the room told Bitcoin Magazine that in a meeting with principal blockchain experts, Maksim Liksutov, deputy mayor of Moscow and head of the Moscow City Transport Agency, stated that the city's primary task at the moment is to establish and ...
Blockchain biz gets new DC voice
The council brings together the world's leading blockchain businesses and business executives to “work on educating businesses to help them understand the potential of blockchain and to advocate on behalf of the technology with regulators all across ...
Bitcoin Startup Align Raises $24 Million, Rebrands as Veem
The company formally known as Align Commerce has raised $24m as part of its plan to simplify global fiat currency payments using the bitcoin blockchain. Now rebranded as Veem, the company that aims to make bank wire transfers extinct, will first use ...
Bitcoin Price Falls to March Low, Rebounds Above $1200
Bitcoin prices fell below $1,200 for the first time in March, on Wednesday. The dent represents the sharpest drop to the bullish rally that began last month wherein the cryptocurrency scaled to new all-time highs for the first time in over three years ...
For $600 in bitcoin, you can spam all the partners at Andreessen Horowitz
It's a perfect storm of Silicon Valley buzzwords: Get your hustle on by pitching Andreessen Horowitz's big-name partners using bitcoin, and create the future of money while you're at it. That's the offer from the bitcoin startup 21, founded by ...
10 Times Faster Than Bitcoin CreditBit Starts Migration to Ether Token
The block generation time for Bitcoin is 10 minutes, meaning that it takes longer to confirm transactions and as a result the rate of transactions processed by Bitcoin protocol is low. CreditBit claims to be way faster than Bitcoin being able to handle ...
Bitcoin slides after China's 3 biggest exchanges say they will keep blocking withdrawals
Bitcoin trades down 2.4% at $1198 a coin as selling takes hold for a second day. Wednesday's weakness comes after China's three largest bitcoin exchanges (OkCoin, Huobi, and BTCC) all issued statements saying they will continue to block withdrawals ...