Blockchain News

Bitcoin Short-Term Trend Seems to Be Down
Bitcoin managed to touch the 5th arc pair of resistance on the 2-hour chart setup. This generated a sell signal. Since then it managed to re-test the arc and was rejected. The long-term trend is still up. But the short-term trend is likely going to be ...
Blockchain: The Invisible Technology That's Changing the World
This feature originally appeared as the cover story in the February 2017 issue of the PCMag Digital Edition. Blockchain isn't a household buzzword, like the cloud or the Internet of Things. It's not an in-your-face innovation you can see and touch as ...
Bitcoin Price Gets Ready to Factor In Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Approval
Regarding the ETF, however, further concerns shared by Cho, Bogart and other commentators focus on the relative malleability of the Bitcoin market. Large-scale investment moves could easily shift the market with every transaction, given the size of ...
Blockchain Insurance Consortium B3i Adds 3 New Members
The B3i project – short for the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative – was launched in October, an effort aimed at providing a way for insurers like Allianz and Swiss Re, among others, to swap information and collaboratively test prototypes and use ...
Top Investors Raise $2 mln for Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Solution
The $2 million funding that Cambridge Blockchain LLC closed from leading technology investors Partech Ventures and Digital Currency Group is a validation of its position in the blockchain-based digital identity space particularly in a promising market ...
Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Trezor Adds Support For Ethereum Users
Trezor, a prominent bitcoin hardware manufacturer, officially introduced support for Ethereum users by integrating MyEtherWallet into TREZOR hardware infrastructure. MyEtherWallet is an open-source and client-side Ether wallet which allows Ethereum ...
An Arizona Lawmaker is Trying to Ban Blockchain Gun Tracking
House Bill 2216, first proposed on 17th January, would make it a felony "to require a person to use or be subject to" firearm tracking, explicitly identifying blockchain tech as a platform for doing so. The bill was submitted by Representative Paul ...
Not Yet 'Do or Die': Experts See Slow Road For Blockchain in 2017
Deloitte principal Eric Piscini, for example, has gone so far as to label 2017 the blockchain industry's "make-or-break year", arguing that unless the financial services industry can demonstrate "real-world implementations", the technology risks ...
The Ultimate Guide on How to Buy Bitcoins
One last thing you need to keep in mind before we go any further is that Bitcoins aren't legal everywhere, some countries have banned their use outright, while others take a more ambivalent stance toward the cryptocurrency. Make sure that owning and ...
Press ReleaseThe Blockchain Academy London – A 2-day event on Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology
On March 13-14, The Blockchain Academy presented by B3 - Blockchain Business Board – moves to London. After The Blockchain Summit - November 11th 2016 - and The Blockchain Academy held at Politecnico di Milano in December 2016, B3 is ...
Blockchain to Disrupt Balance of Power in TV, Music and Film Industry
The Blockchain is a perfect storm that makes sure the owners of content and the artists get what they are entitled to and don't get squeezed out of the game. Smart contracts can enforce and automate the rights and distribution of wealth as payments to ...
Press Release: The Bitcoin Users Group Welcomes Edward NG as Executive Director for Asia
The Bitcoin Users Group is excited to welcome Edward NG as Executive Director for Asia. Edward is CEO of 1worldblockchain. A best-in-class disruptive blockchain-bitcoin solution for clients. Delivering industry leading solutions using technologies and ...
Dutch Authorities Look to Deem 'Bitcoin Mixers' as Money Laundering
The Dutch government is trying to make it easier to launch a criminal investigation against persons who use bitcoin to launder money from illegal activities, according to Financieele Dagblad, a Dutch newspaper. Dutch investigators have discovered ...
Meet the Ex-Banker Using Ethereum to Take On Traditional Hedge Funds
Today, the ethereum-based hedge fund platform she founded as a result of that sabbatical is announcing the hire of George Hallam, the Ethereum Foundation's former head of external communications to help bridge the gap between hedge fund demand and ...
Bitcoin is rallying for an 8th straight day
The cryptocurrency 's winning streak comes amid wild start to 2017. Bitcoin rallied 20% in the opening days of the year, adding to its 120% gain in 2016 that made it the top performing currency for a second straight year. The gains ran bitcoin above ...
Non-monetary data usage threatens Bitcoin's efficacy
The study An analysis of Bitcoin OP RETURN metadata, by Massimo Bartoletti and Livio Pompianu of Italy's Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, examines the growing use of Bitcoin's OP_RETURN metadata feature, which was instituted in the cryptocurrency's ...
Blockchain as a Geopolitical Tool
A bank is implementing a blockchain-based cross-border payments system. The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the second largest lender in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), announced it would introduce real-time cross-border payments using Ripple ...
Bitcoin Price Starts to Influence Government Policies
Bitcoin price has experienced a lot of movement since the turn of 2017 while at the same time, governments and central banks have become more vocal on matters relating to the disruptive technology. Barely does a day go by without a government statement ...
Blockchain Technology Will Expand Access to Gold Trading in Asia
At the upcoming iFX EXPO Asia 2017 Ezzra will be taking part in a panel discussing the Asian financial market ecosystem, which will discuss the hottest assets and trends that are attracting Asian investors and entrepreneurs. To learn more about ...
The blockchain's emerging role in sustainability
Most of us would be hard-pressed to deliver an elevator pitch explaining "the blockchain," an emerging technology that could power either of those hypothetical applications along with many other types of financial and non-financial transactions. Yet ...
New York City Law Firm Experiments with Blockchain Smart Contracts
A law firm in New York is reviewing how the use of the blockchain technology can remove many of the manual steps that are required when it comes to executing smart contracts. The law firm, Hogan Lovells, is considering how smart contracts and the ...
Populous, A New SME Lender, Puts Blockchain Into Invoice Finance
There is a sea of new FinTechs looking to challenge traditional banks in the U.K., and there is another sea of FinTechs exploring how to take blockchain from a hypothetical disruptor to a real-world one. A new company, Populous, is looking to be a ...
SCOR embraces new technology with Blockchain tests
In September 2016 SCOR started to test Blockchain technology, which is essentially a secured distributed database (ledger) shared by all parties to an exchange, and launched a Technical Accounting Blockchain Proof of Concept (PoC) to assess the ...
Hawaiian legislators propose establishing digital currency and blockchain working group
According to CoinDesk, Democratic Reps Chris Lee and Mark Nakashima have submitted House Bill 1481 which says that the working group would study the uses of blockchain technology; develop methods of providing education on blockchain technology; ...
SurBitcoin temporarily suspends services amid bitcoin-related arrests in Venezuela
While the reason for Banesco's withdrawal of its services to the exchange remains unknown at the moment, the announcement follows the recent crackdown of bitcoin mining businesses by authorities in Venezuela. According to the reports, four miners were ...
WORLDVIEW: Time for you to discover Blockchain. It will change our world. For better.
All careers have turning points. Mine came in late 1995 when a colleague, Dr Alewyn Burger, showed me what he'd learnt during a recent trip to the IBM head office in Armonk, New York. The people at IBM had plugged him into this thing called the ...
Digital Garage, Blockstream partner to develop blockchain platform for Japanese financial market
Tokyo-based Digital Garage (DG), a context company that covers web business advice, research, web creation, and enhancement, announced its collaboration with blockchain-based startup company Blockstream to jointly develop new blockchain platform ...
Fintech experts to focus on ICO craze at The Blockchain Event ...
Fintech experts to focus on ICO craze at The Blockchain Event ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/06/2017 – Ready to Bounce Again!
Bitcoin price sold off in the past few hours as profit-taking took place off the near-term resistance. Price is still trading safely inside an ascending channel visible on the 1-hour chart and is currently testing support. A bounce off this support ...
'Irrational Exuberance' for Bitcoin ETFs?
If the Securities and Exchange Commission approves a bitcoin exchange-traded fund next month, it might set off a speculative rush into bitcoin. An easily accessed ETF that tracks the value of bitcoin could cause money to flood into the fledgling ...
Top 5 Bitcoin Communities
Staying up-to-date about all things bitcoin can be quite challenging these days. Different communities exist all over the Internet, each of which aims to provide the latest news and insights to the masses. Cryptocurrency continues to baffle the mind of ...
The Relationship Between Blockchain And FinTech
Whenever money is transferred around the world, big and complex financial institutions have to account and reconcile those transactions. This system is both time-consuming and costly. Blockchain is the next big financial thing, promising to overcome ...
Monero Price Analysis – Up Can Become The New Down Again
Down seems to be the new up for Monero all of a sudden. With the bitcoin price dipping lower, Monero is slowly starting to recover from a rather turbulent week of trading. With the price maintaining its US$12,65 mark without too many problems, one ...
Price Shoots Up as Bitcoin Unlimited Surpasses Segwit ...
Price Shoots Up as Bitcoin Unlimited Surpasses Segwit ...
London Blockchain Week Showcases the Good Side of Blockchain
The recently concluded London Blockchain Week 2017 showcased the cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology in a different light. There is a popular misconception among many that Bitcoin and altcoins are for criminals who sell drugs and weapons ...
IBM Collaborates with FDA on Blockchain Health Data
IBM Watson Health has announced a research initiative with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aimed at defining a secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology. IBM and the FDA will explore the exchange of ...
Top 6 Rare Cryptocurrencies – The Merkle
In the world of cryptocurrency, there is a lot of focus on bitcoin and other major currencies. However, there are quite a few altcoins who take the concept of ...
Venezuelan Authorities Destroy Bitcoin Mining Center As Crackdown Continues
Venezuelan authorities destroyed a bitcoin mining center in Valencia in Carabobo state, the most recent action taken in an effort to clamp down on bitcoin-related activity in the economically ravaged country, according to criptonoticias, a Venezuelan ...
Best Ways to Maximize Profits While Bitcoin Price Marches Upward
In the past few months, Bitcoin price has climbed from the low $700s to $1,184.97 (CoinMarketCap.com), correct briefly at the beginning of the New Year and now seemingly continue its march upward. Altcoin gains are not to be ignored either, with some ...
Can You Go to Jail for Trading Bitcoin? Russia is Still Deciding
The event welcomed more than 250 participants - founders of Fintech startup companies, businesses interested in the integration of Blockchain technology into their operations, members of the Blockchain community and state authorities who are keeping ...