Blockchain News

Bitcoin Core Has More Contributors Than Developers, And That's OK
It is not overly difficult to come across a controversial topic in the Bitcoin world these days. A new Reddit discussion erupted over the number of people actively contributing to Bitcoin Core development. The team claims roughly 100 people are ...
Before you invest in a blockchain startup, read this
Blockchain startups are disrupting the VC and fundraising landscape with initial coin offerings (ICOs), a new form of investment that allows blockchain-based projects to raise funds by selling cryptocoins to early investors. As VentureBeat recently ...
Yuan Prophesized to Fall Further, Bitcoin May Hit $850
There are few conflicting opinions about the Chinese Bitcoin market's impact on international Bitcoin prices. Provided the Chinese Yuan starts falling rapidly, the Bitcoin/Yuan trade value is expected to surge, which in turn will increase the digital ...
Time is Money as Alternative Banking Moves to the Blockchain
A new project is seeking to adapt the adage 'time is money' for the blockchain age. Loosely based on a system called time banking, invented in the early 19th century, Sydney, Australia-based Chronobank is working on issuing blockchain tokens (similar ...
Open Whisper Systems Taps Bitcoin To Boost Signal Crowdfunding Effort
Privacy advocates will know the Signal platform, which aims to provide full encrypted communication between users all over the world. Open Whisper Systems, the developers of the Signal app, are now accepting Bitcoin donations, which is quite a ...
Blockchain Technology Could Change The Way We Invest
Blockchain is still in its “early” stages of development, but corporations and regulators are opening up to the idea of leveraging its benefits. Blockchain could help to reduce costs, and increase security and transparency in the financial world. The ...
Blockchain Industry In 2017: Ready For New Exploits
Reviewing the year ending 2016, principal consultant at Bankcoin Reserve Pty Ltd, Thomas McAlister, says that we have seen great exposure for Blockchain technology. According to McAlister, this exposure was mainly motivated by the race for market ...
That Tax Free Bitcoin Economy You've Dreamt About Can't Exist
The IRS asked Coinbase to produce records for users over a wide time period: two years. Members of the Bitcoin Community have expressed outrage over this. In fact, even Coinbase, whose CEO Brian Armstrong oft takes a pro-regulation stance, has ...
Federal Reserve Report Focuses on Blockchain, Pigeonholes It As “Specific Type of Distributed Ledger”
In its highly anticipated report on Blockchain technology, the Federal Reserve described the potential of the distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the settlement of payments, assets and clearing, emphasizing the importance of immutability ...
How Walmart, Wells Fargo and Other Multi-Billion Dollar Giants Use Blockchain to Check, Keep and Ship Products
An increasing number of multi-billion dollar companies, banks, financial institutions and organizations have begun to utilize Blockchain technology to authenticate data. By doing so, new and unique implementations of Blockchain technology were ...
India Gold Tax & Confiscation; Bitcoin as Wealth Protection
Amid the government's war against cash, local authorities have begun to regulate and restrict gold, a store of value that has been the foundation of the Indian culture and society. Gold holders are being taxed and threatened, as the Indian government ...
Cubichain tackles 3D printing counterfeiting issues with blockchain technology
The latest industrial supply chain to embrace blockchain technology is targeting the additive manufacturing industry, otherwise known as large-scale 3D printing. Cubichain Technologies and CalRAM LLC. recently made a joint announcement that they have ...
Bitcoin is approaching new highs for the year because of India's demonetization
India's interest in bitcoin has a different motivation. The government has been pushing citizens toward a cashless economy because a physical currency is expensive to maintain and can serve as fuel for a black market. With the removal of the notes from ...
Bitcoin value reaches 3-year high
... has seen little scrutiny in Congress, this could change if it continues to increase popularity and utility. In September, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) announced the formation of the Blockchain Caucus in Congress to focus on blockchain and bitcoin ...
Spells of Genesis Soft Launch Pairs Enhanced Gameplay With Advantages of Blockchain Tech
The world of gaming is changing, with some games now integrating digital currencies into their platforms using the blockchain. One example is Spells of Genesis (SoG), a blockchain-based mobile card trading game, that is scheduled to soft launch in ...
US Commerce Department Weighs Blockchain at Washington Event
One of the more forceful advocates for the tech was Berklee College of Music's George Howard, who works as an associate professor of management and is a member of the Open Music Initiative, which has been weighing blockchain applications of its own in ...
Why Blockchain Won't Save the Music Industry (at Least Not Yet)
The challenge with using the blockchain for music isn't a technological one. It's a set of interlocking business problems that have been around since the beginning of music licensing… I'm sitting in a darkened, smoky room drinking with the dons of the ...
Kaspersky Lab Recognizes Three Universities on Blockchain Proposals
Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has recognized three universities for their work on blockchain technology out of 19 universities from the United States and the United Kingdom, reports The Economist. The winning three universities were New York ...
How Bitcoin Could Prevent Real Estate Fraud in Cook County
Want to steal a house? Doing so could be as easy as filing a fraudulent title transfer with the Cook County recorder of deeds. Homes that are owned outright (with no mortgage), often by elderly residents, are sometimes targeted by criminals this way ...
Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Figures Among Virgin U.K.'s 10 Most ...
Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Figures Among Virgin U.K.'s 10 Most ...
A16z, USV Invest $10 Million in Blockchain Token Trading Firm
A startup that specializes in the trading of blockchain-based assets has raised a $10m fund backed by Andreessen Horowitz (A16z) and Union Square Ventures (USV), among other undisclosed investors. Led by Coinbase veteran Olaf Carlson-Wee, ...
Blockchain platform race heats up
Likely in a bid to boost adoption and awareness, blockchain consortium R3 made its Corda platform open source last week. And on Wednesday, both IBM and Digital Asset Holdings, a blockchain startup backed by JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, revealed ...
NYU Students Apply Blockchain Solution to Electronic Voting Security
Unlike the Bitcoin implementation of blockchain which is trustless and open to anyone, using blockchain to secure an election requires trust and parameters limiting voting to local or national jurisdictions. To insert that trust into their system, the ...
Bitcoin Tracker: An Outrageous Prediction
The second week of December saw bitcoin sit pretty solidly in the 750s and 760s after last week's high point of $777 — on trend for relatively stable (by cryptocurrency standards) growth upward since dipping down into the 550s this past summer. At the ...
Bitcoin Consolidation Almost Complete
In our last bitcoin analysis column, a couple days ago, we postulated that the choppy, sideways movement would continue a couple more days. As of this writing, that has come to pass. However, it seems to me that an advance will begin soon. Let's look ...
Bitcoin hits highest levels in almost three years
LONDON Web-based digital currency bitcoin hit its highest levels in almost three years on Friday, extending gains since India sparked a cash shortage by removing high-denomination bank notes from circulation a month ago. Bitcoin was trading as high as ...
FinTech 3.0: Blockchain Overrated, Bitcoin Underrated
In Seoul from Dec. 8-9, South Korea holds what organizers describe as the “Inside Fintech Conference & Expo.” This conference claims to explore FinTech 3.0, including Blockchain technology and other decentralized solutions for financial processes, and ...
Why Bitcoin Could Be More Important Than The Internet
Bitcoin is a relatively new form of currency that is just beginning to hit the mainstream, but many people still don't understand why they should make an effort to use it. Bitcoin was one of the biggest leaps in technology since the inception of the ...
Dash Keeps Overtaking Ethereum As Purse.io's Most Popular Altcoin As Bitcoin Dominance Strengthens
Purse informed Cointelegraph that Dash was once again the number one Altcoin for November, with Ethereum in second place and Litecoin taking over Ethereum Classic in third place. According to Steven McKie, Purse's Head of Business Development ...
Microsoft unveils Azure Blockchain as Service
Microsoft on Friday launched Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) that provides a rapid, low-cost and low-risk platform for organisations to collaborate together by experimenting with new business processes, backed by a Cloud platform. Blockchain is a ...
Ireland to Launch Blockchain Advocacy Group to Push FinTech Agenda
The Blockchain Association of Ireland is to officially launch on December 14 in the country as it attempts to establish the country as a global hub for FinTech, according to a report from The Irish Times. As more companies and individuals realize the ...
Blockchain Wallet Joins Top 10 UK Disruptive Companies For Innovative Bitcoin Service
“Disruptors like Blockchain are re-writing the business rule book. The success of Blockchain and the other disruptors on our list shows how digital has progressed in just one generation and is the now the backbone of successful companies who are taking ...
Microsoft Launches Azure Blockchain Service in India
Technology giant Microsoft has launched its Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) offering to provide blockchain solutions to customers over its Azure cloud platform. Following its announcement today, Microsoft Azure customers can tap the software-maker's ...
DA's Office In Pennsylvania Pays Ransom In Bitcoin
At a time when the IRS is trying to find out the identities behind bitcoin users, the Pennsylvania Allegheny County District Attorney's office revealed it had to use bitcoin to pay a ransom to get its data back. According to a report by Forbes, the ...
Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Now Focuses on Metropolis Intending Several Improvements for Protocol
Ethereum team has taken a long journey with its victories including improvements to Solidity tools, the release of the Geth light client, and the Parity, EthereumJ and other external development teams continuing promoting their own technologies such as ...
Bitcoin Can Rise to $2000 in January 2017
A Saxo Bank 'Outrageous Prediction For 2017' says that the spending binge of a Donald Trump presidency could create ideal conditions for the price of Bitcoin to test $2,000 by next year, as the possibility of the US dollar skyrocketing could force ...
Demonetization Brings Surge in Bitcoin Adopters in India
Zebpay, a prominent Indian bitcoin exchange now sees 200,000 registered users in its trading platform, with 50,000 new users added last month in November. Adding a quarter of its userbase since last month's demonetization alone, Zebpay is forecasting ...
Bitcoin Nonprofit BitGive Launches Donation Tracking Platform
Bitcoin nonprofit BitGive has announced the launch of a blockchain-based donation platform, GiveTrack. It offers the ability to transfer, track, and provide a permanent record of the end-to-end route of global transactions. To unlock the Asian market ...
IBM to Launch Blockchain Ecosystem While "Rapidly Expanding" Blockchain Capabilities
“Blockchain has the potential to transform the way industries conduct business transactions,” writes IBM in their most recent press release. “This will require a complete ecosystem of industry players working together, allowing businesses to benefit ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Correcting Lower
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Correcting Lower. Posted on 6:00 am December 9, 2016 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ethereum ...