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Blockchain May Play Crucial Role in Artificial Intelligence Development, Regulation
One option to consider is Blockchain, which has a crucial role to play in the regulation of machine learning and AI technologies. Having an immutable, tamper-proof record of actions is a key mechanism to allow regulation to be performed on autonomous ...
Sibos Highlights Swift's Complicated Relationship With Blockchain ...
Sibos Highlights Swift's Complicated Relationship With Blockchain ...
ICO Analysis: Genesis Vision
The ICO started on 15th October 2017 and is open till 15th November. 75% of the 44 million tokens are available for the ICO and 1 GVT is valued at 1 USD (hardcap $33 million). A 20% bonus is available for the next 2 days. 40% of the funds raised will ...
ICO Analysis: Bloom
Factoring all the above, we give Bloom a score of 5 out of 10. It should be noted that the ICO launch date has yet to be announced, which means our rating may be revised once details of the pre-sale surface. Bloom is a highly ambitious project that, if ...
Bitcoin, Altcoin Exchange Bittrex Eyed With Suspicion Due to Thousands of Mysterious Account Closings
Cointelegraph recently began receiving complaints about the Bittrex exchange disabling users' accounts for no apparent reason. One consistent theme in every complaint we've received is that users have attempted to open tickets and have even sought help ...
Bain Capital and Andreessen Horowitz Confirm Investment in New Cryptocurrency Basecoin
Bain Capital Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz have participated in the pre-sale of a new cryptocurrency called basecoin, the companies have confirmed. Basecoin will be created by three Princeton University computer science graduates, according to ...
Has your browser been hijacked to mine cryptocurrency?
The recent surge in cryptocurrency prices could give website administrators a new way to monetize and allow them to get rid of annoying banner ads. This potentially less intrusive revenue source is called “passive cryptocurrency mining.” It enables a ...
Bitcoin Rules At Over $5000
Bitcoin continues to be the source of lots of conjecture in markets. While some traditional bankers have rejected the digital currency as a "fraud" others have taken a more pragmatic wait and see approach to the crypto world. I think the most ...
Bernanke Thinks Bitcoin Will Fail (But He Likes Blockchain)
What does the former head of the Federal Reserve think of a digital currency that operates outside the control of central banks? The answer, unsurprisingly, is not much. “Bitcoin is an attempt to replace fiat currency and evade regulation and ...
indaHash plans cryptocurrency to pay influencers and their followers
And indaHash is taking the idea of private currency one step further, by letting influencers generate their own cryptocurrency. Through the indaHash app, a participating influencer can order, say, 1000 Me Coins. Unlike indaHash Coins, the influencer ...
World's First Ethereum-based eSports Platform Launched
WOB is a decentralized, autonomous Ethereum-based eSports platform that provides an enhanced gaming experience. Utilizing smart contracts, the platform functions independently of third party financial institutions, thus eliminating one major burden ...
Chinese Traders Continue Investments in Bitcoin With a Huge Premium
Despite the Chinese government's crackdown on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency exchanges, local traders have invested in Bitcoin with a huge premium during its recent rally. As Cryptocoinsnews previously reported, the Bitcoin price ...
Australia FinTech Groups Advocate State-Sponsored Cryptocurrency
According to FinTech Australia's chief executive, Danielle Szetho, a move into cryptocurrency by the Australian government would be a stride forward. He said, "The Digital Australian Dollar would be a huge step to grow our vibrant blockchain and ...
Nobel-winning economist Shiller calls bitcoin a fad
Economist Robert Shiller thinks bitcoin is a fad, like bimetallism was in the 19th century. Bitcoin hit a record high of $5,856.10 on Friday, according to data from industry website CoinDesk. On the markets front, the economist noted that he's seeing ...
Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough
At the moment there are two forks planned for the Bitcoin network, and cryptocurrency proponents are curious about taking the best preparations. One fork is called Bitcoin Gold which is scheduled for October 25, while the other hard fork Segwit2x (BTC1 ...
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis ...
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis ...
Fund manager Novogratz agrees to advise ethereum-based digital coin exchange
Former Fortress hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz has agreed to join the board of advisors for a new token exchange project based off alternative digital currency ethereum. Called AirSwap, the platform will allow individuals to directly swap tokens, ...
Jamie Dimon is betting big on the technology behind 'fraud' bitcoin
JPMorgan Chase said Monday it is launching a blockchain-based system with two other banks to reduce global payment transaction speeds "from weeks to hours." On Friday, JPMorgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said he sees potential in blockchain, ...
Bank of America Report: Bitcoin's True Value 'Impossible to Assess'
the analysts tackle bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and XRP. The note both covers the basics of the market and dives more specifically into the growing galaxy of open blockchain networks in operation today. Notably, the ...
Teams from over 32 countries attend Ethereum hackathon in Waterloo
ETHWaterloo hackathon — which calls itself the world's largest Ethereum hackathon — hosted its inaugural competition this weekend. The event, run by a volunteer group of hackers and Ethereum enthusiasts, developed what organizers and participants ...
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 16
We don't have any existing position in Ethereum, as we were waiting for a breakout and close above the range. On October 13, though the cryptocurrency broke out of the range, it closed way higher for us to enter any position. Also, due to the huge ...
The Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Explained (Coming October 25)
Bitcoin Gold (BTG/Bgold) is an upcoming hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain that's scheduled to occur on October 25. Bgold has nothing to do with the yellow metal, so it shouldn't be confused with BitGold, the gold investment and payments firm. Bgold ...
How Wall Street's Head Honchos Feel About Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency has become the "in thing," with people going gaga over digital currencies. What other explanation can be offered for the record surge in bitcoin, the widely used form of cryptocurrency? Released in 2009 as an open-source software ...
Bernanke at Ripple Event: Blockchain Has 'Obvious' Benefits in Payments
While the conversation mostly focused on monetary policy, Bernanke was asked to comment more on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the question and answer session, and his responses should come as no surprise as he gave bitcoin both muted ...
Javvy Pre-ICO to Ignite a Crypto Revolution
ATLANTA, October 16, 2017 – As a “virtual asset,” cryptocurrency appeals to anyone who is looking for an alternative currency, store of value, investment vehicle, or trading resource. While cryptocurrency may be viewed skeptically by the risk-averse ...
Appian The World's First Ethereum App Store ICO Launches Today
APP tokens will be used to buy apps on the Ethereum App Store. These tokens are distributed only for three weeks during the ICO. For more details, the Appian whitepaper explains the vision behind Appian. Only for this week: crowdsale participants will ...
CRYPTO20 Set For ICO After Successful $5M Pre-Sale
The minimum fund cap was reached within hours of the pre-sale launch on 7 October 2017. CRYPTO20's goal is to bring peace-of-mind cryptocurrency investment to mainstream investors. It is an index fund that holds and autonomously rebalances a data ...
Russia Fines Cryptocurrency World's Preferred Messaging App, Telegram
Russian messaging app Telegram is as ubiquitous to the cryptocurrency world as Snapchat is to a teenager. And now the Russian government is getting much more parental with it. On Monday, the Ministry of Justice fined what amounts to a warning shot over ...
The HOLD 10 Index is a passively managed fund of the top 10 cryptocurrencies
But regardless of this extreme growth, it's still very complicated for most people to invest in cryptocurrency. So one startup is launching a private index fund designed to let you passively hold a stake in the 10 largest cryptocurrencies, weighted by ...
Forget Ethereum Or Bitcoin, This Crypto Is Where Money Will Be Made
As a result of this encounter, I have been following Ethereum and Ether pretty much since the first public information was available about it (find my initial coverage about it on SA in March 2016 here and here). I watched the pre-sale for .80 cents a ...
AML BitCoin ICO Now Accepting All Forms of Currency
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The AML BitCoin Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is now accepting every form of currency, both fiat and crypto. The ICO for AML BitCoin, the first Anti-Money Laundering-compliant cryptocurrency, opened for public ...
Investor Says a Bitcoin Fund May Be Just a Year Away
Wood's actively-managed ARK Innovation ETF is the first U.S. exchange-traded fund to have indirect exposure to the cryptocurrency, which it gets through the Bitcoin Investment Trust. The trust invests exclusively in bitcoin and derives its value solely ...
Signaling Growing Bitcoin Acceptance, Colombia Gets Second Cryptocurrency Conference
Colombia is poised to economically breakout in coming years due to its blessings of climate and natural resources, a vibrant working-age population, newly arrived at peace, and an embrace of bitcoin. Cryptocurrency conferences, training workshops, are ...
Ethereum's Gavin Wood Is Calling for More 'Conservative' Hard Forks
For example, while the update appears to have been successful, at least one provider of ethereum software notably struggled with preparations for the rollout. As reported by CoinDesk, UK-based Parity Technologies, used by nearly 25 percent of the ...
AirFox Raises $15 Million in Successful ICO, Brings New Mobile Banking Solutions to Emerging Markets
BOSTON – Oct. 16, 2017 – AirFox, the company making mobile internet more affordable for millions of people, today announced it reached its $15 million funding goal and has closed its public ICO. AirFox saw an outpouring of support in the weeks leading ...
Cryptocurrency Mining Websites Attract 500 Million Monthly Visitors, According to Report
Half a billion people are making monthly visits to websites that may be secretly hijacking the processing power of their computers to mine cryptocurrency, security researchers recently warned. Experts at AdGuard reported that 220 of the world's most ...
ICO Goes Extra Mile to Protect Contributors - CoinTelegraph
Ask anyone in the crypto-sphere, and they'll tell you the hot topic these days is regulation. After a couple of years of 'wild west' ICO and cryptocurrency explosion ...
Blockchain and Smart Cities: On the Way to the Second Capital of China
On Oct. 14, Peng Yijie, a powerful Chinese businessman, visited Chen Gang, the Communist Party Secretary of Xiong'an New Area and Vice Governor of Hebei Province. Peng reported the potential of Blockchain technology to Secretary Chen, trying to ...
Bitcoin Has Barely Reached 1% of its Potential: Expert Blog
In this hypothetical world, 1 Bitcoin is worth $1,000,000, 1 bit is worth $1.00 (1 millionth of a Bitcoin) and 1 Satoshi is worth 1 US Cent. There is no consensus on what the value of one Bitcoin is or should be. The spectrum of opinions ranges from ...
What Are Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges?
The cryptocurrency market has grown to previously unimagined heights in 2017, topping out at nearly $180 billion in total market cap this summer. The growth has been rapid and widespread, with a slew of new digital currencies, related startups, and ...