Blockchain News

Gemini Expands its Bitcoin Services to Japan and South Korea
Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange Gemini has strengthened its foothold in Asia with latest expansion into Japan and the Republic of Korea. The US-based company, founded by the Facebook-fame Winklevoss Twins, said its its latest blog post, that it intends ...
Bitcoin Traders Believe Trump Win Could Trigger Price Boost
While America may be undecided, there's a widespread belief among bitcoin investors and analysts that a Trump presidency would provide a limited, but impactful, boost to bitcoin prices. Such commentary follows on the heels of the UK's decision to leave ...
Delaware Judge Urges Investors to Protect Votes on the Blockchain
A Delaware judge is urging institutional investors to use the blockchain as a way of protecting their voting rights, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Last month, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster, presented a speech at the Council of ...
As Clinton Rejects Bitcoin, a Reddit User Gives 0.01 BTC for Your Comment If Trump Wins
Golumbia stated in his post that some attributes of Bitcoin and the Blockchain technology are interfering with the ongoing US presidential election and that a substantial number of Bitcoin users support the Republican candidate. The rejection of ...
Students To Weigh in On Bitcoin Vs Ethereum Investment Debate
For quite some time now, there has been a debate on whether Ethereum will overtake bitcoin or not. Even though comparing the two cryptocurrencies is unfair, it looks like people favor Bitcoin to increase in value. An upcoming Kraken Investment Case ...
Major Australian Banks Eyed by Government To Block Blockchain Monopolization
The national government is closely eyeing these banks to ensure that the Blockchain market is free from excessive control. In early 2016, Australian banks and financial institutions banned bank accounts of Bitcoin without any prior notice or formal ...
Winklevoss Bros' Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Launches in Japan & South Korea
Gemini's expansion into Japan comes at a time when the country has made notable strides to ease regulatory and economic burdens on bitcoin and its industry in recent times. Earlier this year, the Japanese legislature passed a bill to mandate the ...
Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – 0.00132BTC Now Resistance
Ethereum classic price started correcting lower yesterday against the Bitcoin, but failed to stay above a major support area. Yesterday's highlighted bullish trend line on the hourly chart of ETC/BTC (data feed via Simplefx) was broken to ignite a ...
Jaxx Blockchain Wallet Adds Rootstock's “Smart Bitcoin”
Decentral, developers of the universal blockchain wallet Jaxx, announced the integration of Rootstock's token RSK “Smart Bitcoin,” into their suite of products. Jaxx is the first blockchain wallet to integrate with RSK, giving its users an opportunity ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Grinding Lower
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Grinding Lower. Posted on 6:00 am November 8, 2016 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ...
​Webjet partners with Microsoft for blockchain-based online ... - ZDNet
Travel booking website Webjet has announced it has developed a blockchain proof-of-concept solution with Microsoft that has the potential to transform the way ...
How Blockchain Will Change Your Life
Until the mid-1990s, the internet was little more than an arcane set of technical standards used by academics. Few predicted the profound effect it would have on society. Today, blockchain—the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin—might seem ...
How Blockchain Will Disrupt Our Election System
During this time of unprecedented talk of election rigging, Blockchain could prove to be a completely transparent and secure way to vote. The disrupting power of the Blockchain is not just limited to voting, it also has the potential of making ...
Overstock Invests in Blockchain Voting Startup SettleMint
The seed investment in SettleMint, the amount of which was not disclosed, was made by Medici Ventures, a venture arm of Overstock that is focused on its blockchain-based trading platform initiative. In April, Overstock invested $4m in Caribbean digital ...
Bitcoin or Ether? College Teams Compete in $10k Crypto Investment Contest
Participants must choose whether to stock their portfolios with bitcoin, ether (the cryptocurrency of the ethereum platform) or some combination of the two. From there, they'll need to defend their choice, not just for the short-term but the long term ...
Chinese Bitcoin Firm Says It's Building a 135 MW Powerhouse
Its “major application,” according to the announcement, will be the “mining” of Bitcoin's virtual currency — a process originally designed to be distributed among Bitcoin stakeholders worldwide through a P2P network. The mining process involves ...
1620 Solutions Creates Bitcoin Awareness Among Cannabis Growers
Being a decentralized currency, Bitcoin users doesn't require the involvement of any financial institution to conduct transactions or store value. Many hemp and Cannabis farmers have already started integrating Bitcoin support to their businesses ...
Some cannabis, hemp farmers and businesses turning to Bitcoin for commerce
DENVER – In an effort to find better ways to bank within the marijuana industry, the woman who oversees Colorado's largest hemp seed exchange has turned to Bitcoin as a viable option and has set up a new exchange for farmers and producers that utilizes ...
OKLink Launches Blockchain Remittance Network in Korea; Government to Institutionalize Digital Currencies
Now incorporated as a subsidiary in Hong Kong and styling itself as a global blockchain money transfer network, last month the OKLink team offered $100 million in free remittance trades to international remittance partner companies in order to promote ...
BlockApps brings power of blockchain-as-a-service to China
Blockchains are a technology for distributed ledgers that can be used to provide cryptographic proof-of-publish, digital signing and other capabilities. As a platform, a blockchain provides the scaffolding that makes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin ...
Fraud and privacy problems on the blockchain
The blockchain technology that drives the Bitcoin economy is essentially a decentralized, immutable database of transactions open for anyone to view and validated by a distributed collective of verifiers. The purpose of its design is to ensure that no ...
Move over Bitcoin, the blockchain is only just getting started
Investors have now realised the blockchain is bigger than Bitcoin. In the first quarter of 2016, venture-capital investment in blockchain startups overtook that in pure-play Bitcoin companies for the first time, according to industry researcher ...
Australian Travel Agency Tests Blockchain Bookings
A hotel bookings company based in Australia has developed a blockchain proof-of-concept in partnership with Microsoft. Using the tech giant's Microsoft Azure platform as a basis, Webjet created what it described as a platform “to create shared ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; US Election Puts Traders on Hold
Not saying that the US election results could impact an independent market like Bitcoin, one can still see digital currency traders mirroring stock market traders' cautious take. Especially after the recent rally, which saw Bitcoin price logging <$100 ...
Chinese Investors Turn to Bitcoin Amid Yuan Depreciation
The continuous devaluation of the Yuan has increased demand for bitcoin and new asset classes in China. Today, the country counts some 2 million bitcoin users; among them, 80 percent are speculating for short-term profit and about 14 percent are ...
US Election Jitters Keep Bitcoin Price Elevated
Additionally, rumors swirled about China cracking down on bitcoin capital outflows, a still unconfirmed theory, which combined with a breakdown below support at $700 on volume caused some panic to roll through the market. This led to heavy selling down ...
Price Analysis: A Look at the Ethereum Charts
Bitcoin has given up some it's gains in the past 24 hours, but overall the chart has not changed in a few days. So lets take a peek at ethereum's daily chart. Let's start with a bear setup, and then we will look at a bull setup, to see if we can glean ...
How Blockchain and Bitcoin Can Prevent a Hacked Election
We asked security expert Darin Stanchfield, CEO of KeepKey, a Seattle-based company that builds a secure digital hardware wallet for bitcoin and other crypto assets, how blockchain technology can heighten security and protect the voting system from ...
Zcash Promises the Anonymous Transactions Bitcoin Can't Deliver
A team of internationally-recognized cryptography experts has helped launch a new cryptocurrency called Zcash, which promises the anonymity Bitcoin couldn't deliver. The way Bitcoin works is to store details about a transaction inside a public ...
Zcash Promises the Anonymous Transactions Bitcoin Can't Deliver
A team of internationally-recognized cryptography experts has helped launch a new cryptocurrency called Zcash, which promises the anonymity Bitcoin couldn't deliver. The way Bitcoin works is to store details about a transaction inside a public ...
China Forex Reserve to Fall by US$80 Billion; Another Bitcoin Price Surge Imminent
A major drop in the FX market of this magnitude could potentially surge the demand for Bitcoin in the short term, allowing Bitcoin to recover its price. If the Chinese yuan continues to devalue due to the weakening FX market, it will most likely lead ...
Unocoin Announces New Bitcoin APIs to Accommodate Businesses
The Indian Bitcoin sector has come of age. Unocoin, one of the country's “Big Four” Bitcoin exchanges has today announced the launch of a robust API for businesses. According to the company's latest press release, the new Application Programming ...
Chinese Investors Turn to Bitcoin Amid Yuan Depreciation by: Diana Ngo
The continuous devaluation of the Yuan has increased demand for bitcoin and new asset classes in China. Today, the country counts some 2 million bitcoin users; among them, 80 percent are speculating for short-term profit and about 14 percent are ...
Will Bitcoin Become the new "Swiss Bank Account"?
Bitcoin, the digital currency that is powered by encryption and blockchain technology, may offer a solution that is available right now for Americans, and others, seeking a new alternative. It is fairly simple to open a Bitcoin "account," known as a ...
Hemp Entrepreneurs View Bitcoin As A Payment Tool, Launch Educational Resource For Farmers
She began exploring other payment options and learned about bitcoin. She integrated a bitcoin payment solution for her business using the Mycelium wallet. Caprio found that Mycelium offers a high level of anonymity and easy transactions. She found it ...
Credit Card Companies Have No Choice But To Embrace Blockchain
“2015 has turned blockchain into something the industry has to live with. It is no longer a choice anymore. Recent news speculating about the identity of its creator and the formalization of virtual money as a commodity, just makes it more real than ...
UK Regulator Adds 9 Blockchain Startups to Fintech 'Sandbox'
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has unveiled a number of blockchain and digital currency projects to its regulatory 'sandbox' in a bid to promote product testing and consumer safety. Nine blockchain startups (out of a total of 24) are involved ...
Blockchain Startup Synereo Threatens Monopoly of Ethereum as Major DApps Host
Blockchain startup, Synereo, has initiated an attempt to break the monopoly of Ethereum as the only major platform that hosts distributed applications. “Synereo surely is a strong contender, with its new smart contracting language, Rholang. Rholang ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; BTC/USD Approaching Break
Bitcoin price after trading from $758 to $665 started a recovery and moved back above $700. There is a contracting triangle pattern formed on the hourly chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD, calling for a break. The price is currently trading ...
Digital Asset Holdings Targets Systemically Important FIs With New Blockchain Tech
Digital Asset Holdings has revealed new blockchain technology it believes could one day connect the world's most important financial institutions. Instead of a single "full stack" of its own applications, languages and execution capabilities, the ...