Blockchain News

Canada Approves First Cryptocurrency Sale in Property Rights Shake-Up
Produced with digital encryption techniques, cryptocurrencies like Montreal-based impak Coin allow users to create their own money supply - with potentially significant impacts for how wealth and property rights are controlled. Impak Coin has already ...
Cryptocurrency Exchange ShapeShift Acquires Bitcoin Wallet Startup
Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has acquired the bitcoin hardware wallet startup KeepKey, the two firms announced today. ShapeShift will continue to use the KeepKey brand and its staff will stay on to continue working on the hardware product line, ...
Blockchain May Give Rise To Even Smarter B2B Marketplaces
Does blockchain mean boom or bust for existing B2B networks? On one hand, blockchain -- a series of open and global distributed ledgers -- promises to smooth and validate the interactions that take place between organizations and their customers, ...
Bitcoin's Next Battle May Already Be Looming
Hi everyone, it's Yuji from Tokyo. I've been writing about the trials and tribulations of bitcoin for more than a year. The recent bitcoin civil war has been an ugly, highly politicized affair, with each side trying to manipulate the media and tilt ...
What is Plasma and How Will It Strengthen the Ethereum Blockchain?
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin recently announced Plasma, a scaling infrastructure that will help the Ethereum blockchain handle much larger data sets than is currently possible. For this and other reasons, future cryptocurrency historians will ...
PayThink Community banks stand to gain from blockchain — if they work together
Blockchain is poised to disrupt financial services and beyond. For community bankers, this is a good thing so long as we start thinking about the ways we can benefit from distributed ledger technology sooner rather than later. In some respects, this ...
AMD Releases New Software Package for Cryptocurrency Mining
Graphics card (GPU) maker AMD is rolling out a new software driver geared specifically toward cryptocurrency mining. As detailed on its website, the "Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute" is described as a beta-level ...
After Bitcoin, Swiss Bank Becomes First To Offer Bitcoin Cash, Altcoins
Swiss financial institution Falcon Private Bank has become the country's first financial institution to add Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin to its offering. In a press release issued today, Zurich-based Falcon, which made headlines last month with ...
Could Cryptocurrencies Replace Cash?
At the beginning of the cryptocurrency boom, Bitcoin seemed to be the unquestioned leader. Up until early this year, Bitcoin accounted for the vast majority of the industry's market capitalization; then, in a span of just weeks, Ethereum, Ripple, and ...
Cash is dead, smart refrigerators manage grocery budgets and drones deliver what you buy: This is the future ...
Cash is dead, smart refrigerators manage grocery budgets and drones deliver what you buy: This is the future ...
More Evidence that Cryptocurrencies Are a Bubble?
Given the flurry of news about cryptocurrencies over the past several months, it's difficult not to get excited at the prospect of quick profits. The industry has grown exponentially, topping $120 billion in total market cap after many of the leading ...
NVIDIA CEO Believes Cryptocurrencies Have Longevity
Since the beginning of the year, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have skyrocketed in value, adding billions in market cap and increasing in value by huge factors. The precipitous growth of the industry has been so pronounced, in fact, that ...
Spanish blockchain experts warn of dangerous bubble in ICO funding
Blockchain: the fever of the ICOs must be brought down. This form of funding, which allows small business to reach millions via blockchain and cryptocurrencies, is facing a dangerous bubble driven by speculation. An old saying in investment states that ...
Brief Overview of China's Cryptocurrency Mining: Capital, Costs, Earnings
Cryptocurrency mining, like other forms of businesses, needs capital to start and runs at an operation cost. Briefly, the startup cost includes the building, facilities and mining equipment. On the other hand, the operation cost primarily includes ...
China's Biggest Blockchain Gains its First DApp as AdEx Joins NEO
AdEx, a Blockchain-based ad exchange announced it is teaming up with the NEO Smart Contracts System. NEO, which is often dubbed the “Chinese Ethereum” bills itself as the Blockchain for the new “smart economy” and has recently been on a tear up the ...
From UFC To Fighting Fake News With Cryptocurrency
In return for posting verified information, users will earn onG-Coins, an original cryptocurrency that rewards truth and seeks to block the spread of fake news. That idea caught on with Adrian Rosenbusch, a former UFC cutman who signed a sponsorship ...
Why Bitcoin, Cryptos Aren't Gold
As humans, we're always looking for signals, particularly from markets. Are stocks likely to decline or rise? Will interest rates drop? What about the value of the dollar? When it comes to cryptocurrencies, the same questions nag at us: Bitcoin, for ...
New Ethereum Transaction Record Outperforms Bitcoin by a Margin of Nearly 10%
A lot of people are keeping an eye on Bitcoin these days, for obvious reasons. However, it is not the only major cryptocurrency on people's radar. Ethereum is also showing a lot of positive signs these days. In fact, the popular altcoin has set a new ...
PayPal Ex-COO: Bitcoin, Crypto Fulfilling Our Original Vision
PayPal hit the news regarding cryptocurrency for less favorable reasons this week as Bitcoin overtook the company's $70 bln market cap for the first time in history. During its early years, however, Sacks says the plan all along was to freeze out the ...
Bitcoin Down $100 as Price Seeks Support Above $4000
At press time, average bitcoin prices were down just over $120 across major exchanges, declining from an opening value of $4,204 at 0:00 UTC to $4,080. The drop comes a day after the bitcoin price shed $178 in value on Tuesday, declining from $4,382 to ...
Microsoft facilitates automated transactions with blockchain and the Coco Framework
Over the next decade or so, business enterprises could find themselves increasingly dependent on the workings of blockchain technology. Blockchain has the potential to digitally transform an enterprise's transactions with suppliers, customers, and ...
How Blockchain Could Shape International Trade
Among these innovations is blockchain, a so-called distributed-ledger technology that allows transactions to be validated without the use of a centralized database. Blockchain has drawn the most attention for its role as a platform for cryptocurrencies ...
ICO Meets VC: Blockstack Raises $25 Million for Decentralized Internet Fund
That's not to say the company is eschewing the ICO strategy for itself, however. Founded in 2013, Blockstack has so far raised $5.45 million in venture capital to build a decentralized protocol layer that sits on top of a number of blockchains ...
Bitcoin launches into space to boost trading worldwide
Bitcoin, and virtual currency as a whole is a complicated and emerging sector which has experienced its share of both investor joy and despair. To make the industry even more interesting, the cryptocurrency has now been launched into space. Bitcoin ...
Russia starts work on blockchain standards
Russia is increasingly seeking to fit blockchain into some framework and while the authorities are still mulling how to adapt the laws to this new technology, the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (also known as Rosstandart) has made ...
SEC-compliant Filecoin ICO raises nearly $200m in six days
SEC-compliant Filecoin ICO raises nearly $200m in six days Protocol Labs, Inc., a U.S. company developing foundational internet infrastructure technology, has raised over $198 million ($198, 965, 926 to be exact by the time of this writing) in the ...
Bitcoin hitches a ride to space as satellites set to beam crypto down to earth
But Bitcoin is set to experience a rocketing of a different kind as a company called Blockstream is set to take the crypto into space. Blockstream plans to duplicate the blockchain, which underlies Bitcoin, on satellites and then beam down access to ...
Bitcoin's Next Civil War Battle May Already Be Looming
I've been writing about the trials and tribulations of bitcoin for more than a year. The recent bitcoin civil war has been an ugly, highly politicized affair, with each side trying to manipulate the media and tilt public opinion in their favor. After ...
IT Giant NTT Data Enlists 13 Companies for Blockchain Consortium
Perhaps informing the new group effort, NTT Data is no stranger to blockchain. The IT giant has already completed work on pilot programs for banks looking to test the issuance of letters of credit through blockchain, as well as partnering with ...
Bitcoin at $4000: Even 50 Percent Collapse Would Preserve Best Asset Status
Bitcoin prices remain volatile but broadly above the significant $4,000 as belief its value has turned a corner grows. An analysis of cross-exchange data from Coinmarketcap shows around 4.5 percent volatility in the 24 hours to press time, coupled with ...
'Boiler Room' Cryptocurrency Scam Targeted by London Police
In an August 11 news post, the City of London Police said that they had detained a man they believed was part of a group that was cold-calling people in the U.K. and offering them cryptocurrency investments. The "boiler room" operation was run out of ...
Blockchain making houses safer
Blockchain technology is helping keep appliances in smart homes safe from hackers. Image credit - 'Blockchain' by deavmi is licenced under CC SA-4.0. Blockchain technology developed to guarantee the value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and ...
Max Keiser, Peter Todd Debate Bitcoin in Space Post-Blockstream Announcement
Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd has said large-scale extraterrestrial Bitcoin mining is “not as crazy as it sounds.” Retweeting economist Max Keiser, who suggested “many satellite systems” will soon compete in the area, Todd added space-age mining ...
IBM signs blockchain shipping and supply chain deal with Pacific International Lines
Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd (“PIL”), PSA International Pte Ltd (“PSA”) and IBM Singapore Pte Ltd (“IBM”), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to explore and trial proof of concept (POC) blockchain-based supply chain business ...
Bitcoin surges up as it targets people without internet access
Blockstream plans to make the digital ledger underpinning the cryptocurrency accessible via satellite signal so people without Internet access, or in places where bandwidth is expensive, can trade and mine bitcoin. The company also touts the service as ...
TokenStub Launches ICO to Decentralize $33 Billion Ticketing Marketplace
TokenStub is thrilled to announce the launch of their token pre-sale on August 18th, followed by their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on August 23th in an effort to provide a fair, secure and decentralized event ticketing infrastructure. The blockchain ...
Bitcoin is back above $4000
Mati Greenspan, an analyst with trading platform eToro who follows the crypto space closely, says in his morning email: "This week we saw a massive surge in bitcoin that simply dominated the entire cryptocurrency market. Today, it seems we're ...
Cappasity Introduces Global AR/vr Ecosystem through September ICO
The invention of the Internet ushered in monumental changes to the retail industry and the individual shopping experience. However, brick and mortar stores retained one major advantage over online storefronts: shoppers could carefully inspect products ...
Bitcoin is literally soaring into space after rocket-like surge
Blockstream Inc. plans to make the digital ledger underpinning the cryptocurrency accessible via satellite signal so people without Internet access, or in places where bandwidth is expensive, can trade and mine bitcoin. The company also touts the ...
Bitcoin is drifting below $4000
Bitcoin is down 3.8% against the dollar to $3,996.32 at the time of writing (7.35 a.m. BST/2.35 a.m. ET). The pullback follows a strong rally for the digital currency on Sunday and Monday that saw the cryptocurrency break the $4,000 and $4,500 mark for ...