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Reshaping UK's National Health Service With the Blockchain
Southey is a ehealth and blockchain observer who is leveraging his medical practice and strategic consulting background to bring value to the new healthcare digital landscape. He spoke with The Distributed Ledger about where he sees, and hopes, the ...
Blockchain Academy Partners Satoshi Centre to Boost Bitcoin Education in Botswana
The South African-based Blockchain Academy is to collaborate with the Satoshi Centre to drive bitcoin and blockchain education in the African nation of Botswana. According to an announcement from the Blockchain Academy, a two-day course, from the 1-2 ...
Investing Bitcoins in a Bitcoin Casino
So, you've got a software or web wallet full of bitcoins, and you're wondering what you should do with them. One option is investing them in an account with an online bitcoin casino, especially now that there's one licensed in the United States ...
So You Want to Invest in Bitcoin: Here's What You Should Know
The SEC determined that the proposed bitcoin ETF failed to meet these standards because the markets for bitcoins were unregulated. Of course, the primary problem for future bitcoin-based ETFs is that by their very nature, bitcoins will always trade on ...
This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT
Strong claims need strong proof, so when the founders of NeuroMesh described their bitcoin-based product as an "unhackable botnet", there were a lot of questions to be asked. Still, the claim has already been backed by such accolades as a second-place ...
Could Blockchain Technology Be the Answer to Health IT Interoperability?
Wired magazine notes that while blockchain is known for powering bitcoin, the currency of cybercriminals, “It's really a generic tool to keep secure data in a distributed, encrypted ledger—and control who has access to that ledger. Rather than having ...
The Art of Bitcoin's Millions, Via The Lower East Side
Bitcoin's supposed slingshot is the (supposedly) uncrackable cryptography of blockchain which generates it. That's why Meyers and a Bitcoin community of about 20,000 are confident they will see the New Order elbowing its way into the space of the ...
Blockchain A Potential Significant Enabler for UK Solar, Says SolarCoin Co-Founder
The blockchain presents the opportunity of becoming a 'potentially significant enabler' for U.K. solar, according to SolarCoin co-founder Francois Sonnet. Speaking ahead of his panel on the future of solar technology at the Managing European Solar ...
Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin
Bitcoin has been operating for eight years, from the early days when we only saw a few transactions in each block, through to today, where blocks are crammed packed and congestion is the norm. One benefit of seeing congestion this early in bitcoin's ...
Why South Korea is Second Largest Ethereum Market, 17% of All Trading
Over the past few weeks, Ethereum has experienced a truly exponential growth in terms of market cap and development community, reaching a market cap of $4.37 bln. According to various sources and market data, the South Korean exchange market has ...
Bitcoin Scam Site Warning – Hashminers
It appears yet another cloud mining scam has appeared on the bitcoin scene. To be more specific, Hashminers likes to position itself as a cloud mining company, even though it has all of the traits of a HYIP Ponzi scheme. With users earning hourly ...
Blockchain News Recap With Charlie Shrem: BlockShow Europe 2017 Special
As we approach the highly anticipated BlockShow Europe 2017, Cointelegraph has met with Charlie Shrem, one of the twenty big-name speakers of the event, to discuss the hottest Blockchain news. However, one eyewitness is better than two hear-so's, ...
Monero Price Analysis – US$22 Is A Viable Target
The past 24 hours have been rather disappointing for Monero users once again, depending on how you want to look at things. The value per XMR has not moved by that much, even though there has been a brief upward trend that was squashed rather quickly ...
Canada's first commercial blockchain service could become the 'Interac' for digital transactions
With the announcement of a major commercial service with backing from Canada's 'Big 5' banks and a new research institute driven by the Tapscotts, complete with government funding, it's fair to say that blockchain is having its moment in emerging to ...
Gold on the Blockchain: How Two Blockchain Startups Are Digitizing Gold Investments
To provide easier access to gold and at a lower cost, several fintech startups are leveraging blockchain technology to digitize gold to open the gold market up to private investors. Two of these startups include Vaultoro and the newly launched Orebits ...
Bitcoin price drops below $1000 as software debate rattles market
The price of a single bitcoin tumbled below $1,000 on Friday for the first time in nearly a week as a debate over a controversial software update threatens to split the network. One bitcoin US:BTCUSD went for $969 on Friday, according to the CoinDesk ...
Accenture, IBM and Microsoft fuel blockchain market growth
Blockchain The global blockchain market will experience massive growth during the next four years – powered by the activities of “key vendors” Accenture, IBM and Microsoft. According to Research and Markets' report, “Global Blockchain Technology Market ...
Could blockchain tech make the registrar's office obsolete?
Blockchain technology — a means of providing independent verification between two parties — is being looked at by schools and registrar's offices as a way to provide student transcripts instantly and for free. MIT's Media Lab is already using the ...
Bitcoin Unlimited, Hard Fork, New ICOs, Satoshi in London Scene Roundup
Our own correspondent Nick Ayton, aka the Sage of Shoreditch, reports on the Turing Award winner, HoneyCoin, perspectives of Bitcoin hard fork, new ICOs and the tokenization of everything during a rather somber week in London. Oh, and Satoshi leaving a ...
Attic Lab to Offer Blockchain Solution to Ukraine's Alliance Bank
When it comes to blockchain platform development and adoption of cryptocurrency, the Eastern Europe is a strong force to reckon with. The number of crypto-platforms emerging out of this region since the past one year shows an increasing interest in the ...
Second Ukraine Bank Launches Blockchain Partnership
Fintech company Attic Lab has partnered with a second Ukraine bank to integrate SmartMoney, a Blockchain-based banking system. Bank Alyans will work with the startup on solutions based on SmartMoney's private Blockchain. Source code, libraries and ...
Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1000
Prices had hit a low of $969.35 by the time of reporting, having started the session at an average of $1,029.95, CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) data indicates. At press time, the average price of bitcoin was $977, a fall of over 5% for the session ...
Ethereum: The not-Bitcoin cryptocurrency that could help replace Uber
But another cryptocurrency has been quietly growing in volume while everyone was focused on Bitcoin. Ethereum, which is kind of like Bitcoin but slightly nerdier and more complicated, edged up against Bitcoin in its daily volume earlier this month. In ...
Bitcoin's civil war threatens to blow up the cryptocurrency itself
It is not uncommon for a new technology still finding its footing to undergo periods of tumult—witness the long ago war over videotape formats VHS and Betamax. Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency growing in popularity, turns out to be no different. For the ...
Bitcoin Exchange Funds Reporting “Not For All Users”: Huobi
Publication of the message sparked speculation that China was about to re-allow Bitcoin withdrawals from exchanges in line with new regulatory moves by the central bank and others. While that shift has yet to occur, Chinese trading off-exchange on ...
Bitcoin tumbles below $1000
Bitcoin is back below $1,000. Aggressive selling on Friday has the cryptocurrency down 4.1% at $987 a coin as traders remain uneasy over its near-term outlook. Traders continue to grapple with a number of headwinds. The future of bitcoin was called ...
Blockchain can help secure medical devices, improve patient privacy
The downsides would include mistrust of the technology because of blockchain's potential performance problems, and its association with ransomware and use as payment for illegal items on the Dark Web, Partners' Deputy CISO Esmond Kane told the ...
Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight Against Food Fraud
China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has teamed up with PwC to develop a system to reduce food fraud using blockchain tech. The Alibaba Australia project, which also includes AusPost and nutritional supplement maker Blackmores as partners, is aimed ...
Bitcoin's value is set to soar - here are three predictions for the future of the cryptocurrency
Bitcoin, and digital currency more broadly, is one of the most divisive concepts of our time. The idea of a currency which is not controlled by a state or a corporation and which maintains such a high level of privacy for its users is a much needed ...
Spock will unlock Kirk ransomware – after you beam up a bunch of Monero
Star Trek fans might remember an episode from the original series where our heroes were transported to a mirror universe where their counterparts served an evil version of the Federation. At the end of “Mirror Mirror“, it is the alternate universe's ...
Ethereum Is Looking Strong, Bitcoin Is Disappointing
Ethereum has posted a strong close above resistance that has been troublesome for many days. See the chart below: That 1st arc of the 2nd pair has bedeviled this market for quite some time, but as you can see, the arc has yielded to the bulls. This is ...
IBM Launches Secure Blockchain Services and Governance Tools
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the new release of IBM Blockchain, its enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Hyperledger Fabric. The service enables developers to quickly build and host security-rich production blockchain networks on the IBM ...
Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Developers Aren't Worrying About a Fork
Amid one of the more turbulent phases of bitcoin's two-year scaling debate, calm and collected might not seem like adjectives you'd use to describe bitcoin developers. Yet, now that a sizeable number of miners are running Bitcoin Unlimited, a popular ...
Decentralized Blockchain Platform Waves Adds Credit Card Bitcoin Purchases
Waves, a decentralized blockchain platform for custom tokens which raised over $16 million at a crowdsale in June 2016, has implemented credit card purchases for bitcoin within its lite client via a partnership with Indacoin. Users can already deposit ...
How Blockchain Can Benefit Healthcare
Blockchain technology has the potential to make health information exchanges (HIE) more secure, efficient, and interoperable. Blockchain offers a new model for HIE, enabling disintermediation and allowing near real-time updates across the network for ...
BJP's Kirit Somaiya terms bitcoin a 'pyramid ponzi scheme'. Is he right?
BJP MP Kirit Somaiya hit out at the increasing use of bitcoin in India, raising the issue in the Parliament, terming the digital currency as "hypothetical" and a "pyramid ponzi scheme". "The use of bitcoin, a hypothetical currency, is increasing at a ...
New AML compliant bitcoin processing service available to 56000 merchants
ACI Worldwide recently announced a partnership with Payment21. ACI Vice President Andy McDonald said that the partnership will enable their clients to offer bitcoin payments, “without exposing their merchants to price volatility.” The new opt-in ...
Health, safety and the blockchain
Jody Cleworth, CEO, Marine Transport International, adds to our growing debate about how this revolutionary technology can transform shipping. He looks at how blockchain can help health and safety. Who doesn't like a good buzzword? There's always ...
Blockchain: Letting Students Own Their Credentials
Blockchain was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, the same elusive figure (or figures — nobody knows) who developed bitcoin. Included in the original source code of that cryptocurrency, blockchain acts as a medium for exchanging value in a decentralized ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Turned Buy ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Turned Buy ...