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Cool talk alert: What is Ethereum and why did banks and corporations form an alliance around it?
Rallied in the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance, financial titans like JP. Morgan and Credit Suisse made it very clear the technology's potential for streamlining and securing transactions was a force to be reckoned with. And next Tuesday you'll get a ...
Ether Price Analysis: Rising Bitcoin Tide Lifts ETH to New Target High
Trading and investing in digital assets like bitcoin is highly speculative and comes with many risks. This analysis is for informational purposes and should not be considered investment advice. Statements and financial information on Bitcoin Magazine ...
How Blockchain Startups Will Solve The Identity Crisis For The Internet Of Things
The popularity of technologies like the self-driving car and Amazon Echo are rising; it's not hard to imagine a world where your coffee maker knows when to summon your morning Uber to work, and it arrives with groceries and laundry detergent, ordered ...
Ethereum Rises to an All-Time High, Reaches a $6 Billion Market Cap
Ethereum has reached a high of just under $70 today, with its market cap surpassing $6 billion while its trading volumes are nearing bitcoin's. The currency has been on an up-wards trend since March, rising from $12 to stand at around $65 at the time ...
Five Considerations when Pursuing Patent Rights in the Blockchain Technology Space
Blockchain technology A blockchain is a subtype of distributed ledger data structure, in which transactions are grouped into “blocks” that reference each other in cryptographic hashes. Technologies are developing that implement blockchains to solve all ...
Zebpay Aids Indian Police After Bank Thieves Buy Bitcoin
Indian bitcoin exchange Zebpay has had its bank account unfrozen following a state investigation into a bank theft, the startup said today. Regional news service Pune Mirror reported earlier this week that criminals had exploited a bug that allowed ...
ICO Debate Exposes Rift in Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
The newly launched Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) might not be as aligned as its name suggests. Launched in February, the group of ethereum startups and enterprise institutions aims to leverage large corporate investment in the private ethereum ...
Bitcoin and Ether prices hit all-time high
Something is going on in the cryptocurrency world, but it's hard to figure out why prices are jumping. Both bitcoin and Ether prices are currently trading at an all-time high. According to Coindesk's price index, you could buy one bitcoin for $1,343 ...
EToro Sees Bitcoin & Ethereum Trading Volume 'Explode' by 4500%
The price of Ethereum has jumped from about $15 USD per Ether (ETH) to over $65 today in just the past two months. This is reflected in 90% of Ethereum traders buying the asset since it was launched on eToro. Meanwhile, 80% of Bitcoin traders have been ...
Bitcoin Price All-Time High On Coinbase As Ethereum, Ripple Prices Spike 20 Percent
The Ethereum Classic Fund, run by Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group, officially went live this week, causing a predictable surge in the price of the Ethereum Classic token (ETC). Ether itself (ETH) appeared to profit from a knock-on effect, with ...
Botswana Clinic Now Accepts Bitcoin As Cryptocurrency Takes Root in Africa
From brave women promoting adoption to startups using Bitcoin and the Blockchain to provide financial inclusion and prevent piracy, the number is endless. It is a great inspiration to the ecosystem and Africa stands to gain a lot from the spread of the ...
Ethereum Stole the Show at Microsoft's New York City Demo Day
The ethereum blockchain featured strongly at a Microsoft demo day in New York this week, as cutting-edge firms working with the computing giant on a range of technological solutions showcased their projects. In total, three high-profile companies ...
JPMorgan Chase Quits R3 To Pursue Its Own Blockchain Strategy
In a January presentation about its flagship Corda platform, R3 said it “didn't need” a Blockchain after all. “JPMorgan parted ways with R3 to pursue a very distinct technology path which is at odds with the one chosen by the global financial services ...
West Virginia Lawmakers Complete Bitcoin Money Laundering Bill
Lawmakers in the state of West Virginia have completed work on a bill that would make it a felony to use bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies for money laundering. As reported in February, West Virginia House Bill 2585 constitutes an update to the state's ...
Latest:A&B looking to embrace Bitcoin
The Cabinet of Antigua & Barbuda has instructed the Attorney General, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin to draft laws for the implementation of Bitcoin. This, after a group connected with the Antigua Leisure & Gaming Association met with Cabinet, on Wednesday, ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Monster Ride To Continue
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Monster Ride To Continue. Posted on 6:00 am April 28, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ...
Moscow hosted Russia's largest conference on blockchain and cryptocurrencies
Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference has been held in Moscow for the fifth time. According to organizers, Smile-Expo event company, the topic moved beyond the IT scope long ago. Now it's a whole ideology and a giant development area for business and society ...
Sex offender pleads guilty in Bitcoin-related case
A Rochester sex offender pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to making material false statements and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. Richard Petix, 32, who was scheduled to go to trial next week, faces up to five years ...
Illinois taps blockchain to spur government efficiencies
At the National Association of State CIOs mid-year conference, Illinois CTO Mike Wons spoke with GCN on the potential for using blockchain in the public sector and the state's five use cases in development at different government agencies. Wons ...
Unocoin's Partnership with PayU Enables Bitcoin Purchase through Netbanking
India is an emerging Bitcoin market. The country has seen a drastic increase in demand for the cryptocurrency since late-2016. As the Bitcoin community grows in the country, leading platforms are still in the process of making the whole exchange and ...
How to fix the blockchain 'fail whale' problem
If you've spent any amount of time on the internet over the past several years, you're no doubt familiar with the “fail whale” that plagued Twitter in its formative years. Users would log into the service, only to be confronted by a graphic of a whale ...
China's Blockchain Invasion
Word in China is out about blockchain technology, as the government made clear in an Informatization Strategy published in December of 2016. The strategy states, "The internet, cloud computing, large data, artificial intelligence, machine learning ...
JPMorgan Chase & Co leaves blockchain consortium R3
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has left the mammoth bank blockchain consortium led by New York-based startup R3 CEV, as financial institutions refine their strategies around the nascent technology, R3 confirmed on Thursday. R3, which ...
Bitcoin jumps to a new all-time high above $1300, capping 20% April surge
Bitcoin surged to a new all-time high Thursday, capping a run of more than 20 percent in April, as investors bet that an ETF based on the digital currency was back on the table. Bitcoin rose as much as 3 percent to a record high of of $1,331.31 ...
Federal Agents Raid Home of Arizona Bitcoin Trader
A bitcoin advocate and trader based in Arizona was arrested last week by federal authorities, according to local reports. Reports from websites include Freedom's Phoenix and Phoenix New Times indicate that Thomas Costanzo was arrested on 20th April for ...
Blockchain Technology Has The Power to Let Us Build An Entirely New Internet
From the birth of language to the dawn of the Internet, the technologies that push humanity forward allow us to collaborate at new scales. We agree on a common purpose, and work together in groups of increasing size and power. Today, with so many of us ...
Monero Price Analysis - Spiking USD Trading Volume Pushes XMR To US$21
Fortune often favors the brave and the bold, even in the world of cryptocurrency. Monero holders will be pleased to hear the XMR value is once again at the US$21 level, despite a few setbacks over the past few days. Things are looking very good for ...
How Bitcoin Is Helping to Protect Wealth In Economically Distressed Countries
To the surprise of many, bitcoin currency has increasingly become a means to store wealth and to make and receive payments in economically distressed countries where local currencies are losing value. Bitcoin is seen by some as a great investment ...
Can Blockchain Fix What Ails Electronic Medical Records?
Blockchain technology, which is more often associated with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is literally what it says — a chain of data blocks, each of which contains transactions that are encoded for security, and linked or chained to their ...
SEC Approves Petition to Review Bitcoin ETF Rejection
It looks like the bitcoin community can still hope to see a Bitcoin ETF on a major exchange in the near future. Albeit the SEC rejected this proposal back in march of 2017, the Bats exchange filed a petition for review, which has been granted. This is ...
Antbleed: Bitcoin's Newest New Controversy Explained
A mining chip vulnerability that could potentially be used to remotely shut off bitcoin mining machines was revealed yesterday – with a fix from the manufacturer following shortly after. Involving controversial mining chip manufacturer Bitmain, the ...
Ethereum Prediction Market Gnosis to Freeze Remaining Tokens Following Record $12.5 Million ICO
Ethereum-based prediction market Gnosis has announced that it is to freeze its remaining tokens for at least 12 months, after experiencing a strong start to its ICO token sale earlier this week. As reported by CCN, Gnosis, a Gibraltar-registered ...
FIRST BITCOIN CAP COM NPV (OTCMKTS:BITCF) Looks Like A Nice Short Term Entry
We've covered a few bitcoin companies over the last couple of weeks. The space is heating up on the back of the digital currency posting fresh highs, and looking like it's going to run further near term (on some derivative exchanges BTC is priced as ...
The future of DDoS attacks looks scary. Blockchain will protect us
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are not only becoming massive in scale, but more sophisticated in their makeup. This is in large part due to the expansion of the digital world in which we live. With an ever-increasing number of unsecured devices ...
Boston is the Centralized Community Blockchain Needs
While one of the core principles of blockchain is decentralization, we at Underscore VC think just the opposite is needed to further the technology — that centralization into a tight-knit community is key to accelerating development. Why? Because a ...
What is Bitcoin and how do you mine it?
Bitcoin is wildly confusing. And here's the bad news: the fact you're reading this now means you're late to the game, and it's going to be tough to turn a profit in Bitcoin mining. Nevertheless, if you want to try your hand at mining bitcoins, here we ...
Ripple Signs Up Another 10 Banks As Blockchain-Based Payments Grow
It shows that Blockchain related payments are efficiently entering the remittance market. The press release describes the list of newcomers as “...some of the world's largest banks, innovative payment service providers… More and more customers are ...
Groups Partner to Examine Bitcoin's Blockchain Application in Securitization Markets
The Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world's largest trade association representing the blockchain industry, and the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) have formed a strategic partnership focused on advancing the use of blockchain technology in ...
Tencent Joins China Blockchain Race With New TrustSQL Platform
Composed of three layers - core chain, product service and applications - TrustSQL will include support for all manner of Blockchain-enabled tasks, including “digital assets, shared books, proof certificates, stock swaps and proprietary transactions ...
Why Investing in Bitcoin in 2017 Has Been & Will Be Best Choice
Bitcoin price has outperformed every reserve and fiat currency across the world year to date, yet again. By outperforming the US dollar by over 30 percent, Bitcoin surpassed the growth of the Mexican Peso, Silver, Gold and Russian Ruble to become the ...