Blockchain News

Blockchain Business Council to Help Secure Property Rights for World's Poor
There is good news for the world's venture capitalists and poor alike – a new blockchain advocacy group, the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), was launched at the 2017 World Economic Forum late last week. Announced in Davos, Switzerland, ...
Florida Bitcoin Exchange Operator's Dad Avoids Prison
The father of a Florida man who prosecutors said operated an illegal bitcoin exchange avoided prison on Friday after pleading guilty in a case that stemmed from an investigation into a cyber breach at JPMorgan Chase. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan ...
Florida bitcoin exchange operator's dad avoids prison
Prosecutors said bitcoin exchange Coin.mx was operated by one of Murgio's sons, Anthony Murgio, and was owned by Gery Shalon, an Israeli accused of overseeing a hacking scheme that resulted in information being stolen for more than 100 million people ...
Paxful launches virtual bitcoin kiosk
The widget provided by Paxful can be embedded within any website, blog, YouTube channel, mobile app, email subscriber list, or even a Facebook page, instantly allowing anybody to have their own customized bitcoin kiosk. With this simple process, you ...
Watch Washington's Senate Debate If Buying Weed With Bitcoin is Bad
Legislators gathered on Wednesday afternoon to hold a public hearing on a measure that would prohibit cannabis firms in the state of Washington from working with bitcoin. CoinDesk reported last week that SB 5264, a bill presented by two Washington ...
Monero Price Analysis - Blood In The Water Will Attract More Sharks
There is a lot of blood in the water for Monero traders right now. A massive sell-off of this currency has caused its value to dip by nearly 3% overnight. Rather surprising, considering how the Bitcoin price held its ground without problems. For now ...
Congratulations To Venezuela - Bitcoin Miners Arrested For Stealing ...
Congratulations To Venezuela - Bitcoin Miners Arrested For Stealing ...
Avoiding Catastrophe: Researchers Face Blockchain's Unknowns
'Catastrophe' may have been the word of choice at a blockchain security conference held at Stanford University yesterday. While cryptocurrencies and private blockchains heighten financial control to a degree, there's plenty that could go wrong with the ...
Paxful Introduces the Virtual Bitcoin Kiosk
27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Paxful - a global leader in peer-to-peer bitcoin technology - has launched a new widget, allowing anyone to buy bitcoin worldwide instantly with over 300 ways to pay. The widget provided by Paxful can be embedded within any ...
Man buys house with Bitcoin, lucks into a $1.3M profit
While Bitcoin has starred in a series of horror stories about wasted retirement funds and lost fortunes due to its notorious unpredictability, one man from California lucked out big time on his recent house purchase – and all thanks to the popular ...
How Bitcoin Unlimited Users May End Up on Different Blockchains
Bitcoin Unlimited , one of the Bitcoin Core software forks introduced in late 2015, garnered much attention in recent months. The project gained hash power support from several new Bitcoin mining pools, including ViaBTC , GBMiners and BTC.TOP , while ...
This Bitcoin Firm Was Approved to Operate in Switzerland
Bitcoin wallet provider Xapo said it has received conditional approval from Switzerland's financial market watchdog to operate in the country in a regulatory breakthrough for companies that provide safekeeping for the virtual currency. "After almost ...
Four Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Arrested by the Federal Police
The Bitcoin situation in Venezuela remains tense for the time being. Federal police officials have arrested four individuals who were running a Bitcoin mining operation in the country. All four individuals are accused of electricity theft and internet ...
How Bitcoin Unlimited Users May End Up on Different Blockchains ...
How Bitcoin Unlimited Users May End Up on Different Blockchains ...
Bitcoin firm gets approval to operate in Switzerland
While other crypto-currency firms already operate in Switzerland, Xapo's operation as a bitcoin wallet provider had raised questions over whether it required a banking license. A burgeoning industry surrounding bitcoin - a web-based "crypto-currency ...
Bitcoin Blockchain May Have Your Salary's Immutable Record
This, according to him, will be achieved through the payment system provided by the Bitcoin mechanism where every user will forever have their objective reputation recorded immutably on the Blockchain in a decentralized manner from any client that pays ...
Bitcoin Core Dev Recommends a 70% Reduction in Transaction Capacity after $250 Million Backlog
Luke-jr, developer of the Bitcoin Core client and Blockstream contractor, has recommended in a developers' mailing list Bitcoin Improvement Proposal announcement an instant 70% reduction of bitcoin's transaction capacity to 300kb, followed by a yearly ...
BitFury Secures $30 Million Investment to Provide Blockchain ...
BitFury Secures $30 Million Investment to Provide Blockchain ...
Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team For Blockchain-IoT
Evidence of these high-profile breaches means that attempts to increase trust and security between IoT devices are crucial – so it's big news that a group of Fortune 500 companies from the hardware and software industries is joining with a team of ...
Bitcoin Wallet Xapo Receives Early Approval from Swiss Financial Regulator
Bitcoin startup Xapo has revealed that it has gained an early 'conditional approval' from Switzerland's financial regulator to operate in the country. Announced by Xapo CEO Wences Casares yesterday, the preliminary approval is reliant on several ...
Bitcoin Price Stability May Count for Winklevoss, SolidX, Barry Silbert ETF Approval
The Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF will see a final decision from the Securities and Exchange Commission by March 11 while SolidX expects its decision on March 17. A firm run by technology entrepreneur Barry Silbert recently filed with the Securities and ...
Nigerian Government Offers Support To Blockchain Development Group
Nigerian Government Offers Support To Blockchain Development Group. The Blockchain industry in Nigeria has received a boost as government agencies are collaborating with Cryptography Development Initiative of Nigeria (CDIN) in education and ...
Bitfinex Hacker Allegedly Moves 153 Bitcoin Worth of Stolen Funds
Ever since the Bitfinex exchange, was hacked in late 2016, people have been wondering what happened to the funds. Stealing US$70m worth of Bitcoin is one thing, but spending or converting it to fiat currency will be quite challenging. It appears a ...
Blockchain Mini-Consortiums, New DApps: What's Next for Financial Services in 2017
In order to accelerate the development of Blockchain applications, ConsenSys joined forces with Synechron, a global digital consulting firm working with financial institutions, to adopt innovative technologies such as Blockchain and artificial ...
Might the Blockchain Outlive Bitcoin?
Crypto-currency remains controversial. Bitcoin, a leading open source initiative to create an alternative form of currency, swirls at the center of this controversy. Bitcoin uses a brilliantly designed distributed ledger system, known as a blockchain ...
Paxful Launches Virtual Bitcoin Kiosk Widget and Affiliate Program
Paxful, a peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, has launched a new widget, allowing anyone to buy bitcoin worldwide with over 300 ways to pay. The Virtual Bitcoin Kiosk can be embedded within any website, blog, YouTube channel, mobile app, email subscriber ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Failed Upside
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Failed Upside. Posted on 6:00 am January 27, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ...
Bitcoin's Hidden Potential
You have heard the buzz about bitcoin, the global currency that only exists online. What you might not have heard is that bitcoin is just one part of a larger cryptocurrency movement that has the potential to change the financial industry. In 2009 ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/27/2017 - Head and Shoulders Forming?
However, the ongoing investigations on bitcoin exchanges and clients in China continues to limit bitcoin price gains. After all, regulators seem to be successful into forcing firms to implement restrictions, whether it's through charging higher ...
Wyre's Dunworth: Bitcoin Is Good Investment for Everyone
Michael Dunworth, chief executive officer and co-founder at Wyre, discusses the increase in demand for bitcoin, why he says it will be worth more than gold in the future and the volatility in the digital currency. He speaks to Bloomberg's Rishaad ...
Bitcoin's Volume is Continuing to Decline at Major Exchanges
Bitcoin trading volume continued to slide on 26th January, as market sentiment showed signs it has yet to fully brush off the impact of new policies at major China-based exchanges. Overall trading volume has declined substantially in the days since ...
Blockchain moves beyond finance, into adtech with ConsenSys-adChain collabo
The International Business Times is reporting a partnership between Brooklyn blockchain application company ConsenSys and adtech company adChain. “The industry's siloed data and limited standards make it impossible to identify many types of fraudulent ...
China turns to blockchain to make markets clearer and cleaner
Demand from Chinese banks for experience in blockchain more than doubled last year and will grow further this year, headhunters and blockchain professionals say, as lenders scramble to catch up with Western counterparts that have already invested $1.5 ...
China turns to blockchain to make markets clearer and cleaner
SHANGHAI Chinese banks are hiring blockchain experts as the government pushes use of the technology behind bitcoin to increase transparency and combat fraud in its financial sector. Lenders have struggled for years with outdated and disparate ...
Venezuelan officials arrest four Bitcoin miners on charges of stealing ...
Venezuelan officials arrest four Bitcoin miners on charges of stealing ...
Top 4 Bitcoin Startup Incubators
The Bitcoin ecosystem has attracted a lot of attention over the past few years. Numerous startups have launched their projects, although most of them are in need of guidance. Thankfully, there are quite a few incubators all over the world who ...
Monero Price Analysis - Downward Momentum Looms For XMR/BTC
It is becoming hard to keep track of what is happening to the Monero price these days. When all signs point towards a future value decline, the price goes up, and vice versa. As we expected, the XMR price has clawed its way up once again over the past ...
3 Largest Bitcoin Transaction Fees Ever Recorded
Every time someone sends a Bitcoin transaction, they must include a transaction fee to ensure the transfer is confirmed on the network. Over the past few years, there have been quite a few Bitcoin transactions with erroneous fees. Thankfully, most of ...
Here's What Drove Bitcoin's Big Comeback
As protectionist policies gripped the globe and traditional currencies stumbled last year, Bitcoin's appeal surged. Digital gold, as the stuff is sometimes called, emerged as an economic asylum, free of government mechanics. The biggest single driver ...
Will Global Cash Woes Boost Bitcoin's Use?
In an exclusive interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Steven J. Ehrlich, associate at the New York–based Spitzberg Partners LLC, weighed in on changes taking place within the prevailing global order and cash economy. Spitzberg Partners is a consultancy firm ...