Blockchain News

Bitcoin Tracker: The Unbanked-Profit Dilemma
Can bitcoin be a way to financial inclusion? Perhaps only if the banks are on board and the infrastructure can reach the poorer populations. This week's news for bitcoin highlights some activities that are targeting the unbanked in developing economies ...
Born to Die? Why ZCash May Not Live Up To Expectations
October 28 may see the launch of the genesis block of ZCash - a new cryptocurrency from the same name project led by Zooko Wilcox. The project causes great interest: without being a genuine market player yet, the company has become a part of Digital ...
This Emerging Tech Company Has Put Asia's Tuna On The Blockchain
Most have heard of bitcoin, fewer are familiar with blockchain. Bitcoin uses blockchain to form a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment system. The structure of data representing a financial ledger entry, or a record of a transaction or transactions, is digitally ...
Sorry Accenture, Bitcoin's Un-Editable Blockchain is a Feature Not a Flaw
The immutable ledger, at the heart of bitcoin and blockchain technology, prevents bad actors from changing the record. Accenture has patented a new type of blockchain that allows anyone with access to the ledger to edit entries, claiming its prototype ...
Research: Blockchain Tech Interests Corporate Treasurers in Africa and Latin America
A new report from Ovum has found that 75 percent of corporate treasures in Africa and Latin America are interested in the solutions that blockchain can deliver to banks. Developed in partnership with Temenos, a Swiss financial services software ...
Can You Privately Buy Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies? Cash for ...
Can You Privately Buy Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies? Cash for ...
Bitcoin.com Mining Pool Unravels Cracks in Bitcoin Community
The recent attempt to resurrect the Bitcoin blockchain with no block size limit has received a mixed reaction from the community. The attempt comes in the form of the new Bitcoin.com mining pool, a brainchild of Bitcoin Jesus Roger Ver. The new Bitcoin ...
FinTech Big Leaguers Place Their Bets On Blockchain-Based Trade Finance
The possible use cases for blockchain are seemingly endless, but when behemoths like Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) offer their take on how to harness its potential, the industry tends to pay attention. This week, the two announced ...
Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – Bulls Guarding 0.00198BTC
Ethereum classic price continued to trade with a bullish bias against the Bitcoin. The ETC bulls even succeeded in setting a new intraday high after breaking yesterday's high of 0.00204BTC. A new high was created at 0.00206BTC. The price is currently ...
Meet India's new Bitcoin superstar: Unocoin
On Sept 28, Bengaluru-based Unocoin said that it has raised $1.5 million in funding from a mix of Indian and US investors. The three-year-old startups says this is the largest round of funding for an Indian bitcoin company. Unocoin, which sells, buys ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH Bulls Watch Out
Ethereum price looks like made a short-term top near $13.21 against the US Dollar. There was a move below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the wave from the $12.59 low to $13.21 high, which ignited further downsides in ETH/USD. The most crucial point ...
Bitcoin.com – The Leading Forum and News Platform
Bitcoin.com works as a cross-platform that keeps track of what's going on in all sectors of the Bitcoin industry. Besides offering the most recent and updated news the site also includes a forum where enthusiasts can meet with the community, a store, a ...
Lightning Test Moves Bitcoin Scaling Into Striking Distance - CoinDesk
Widely considered to be the best way to boost bitcoin's transaction capacity, the Lightning Network proposes a way to execute the majority of bitcoin transactions ...
UBS To Build Blockchain-Based Trade Finance System
UBS Group AG, after experimenting with blockchain technology for about two years, plans to build a trade finance system that uses distributed ledgers to streamline import-export transactions globally. Working with International Business Machines Corp ...
OTC Exchange Network Closes Series A for Blockchain-Based P2P FX Trading Platform
Ingargiola says that the company plans to make the network offering available in NY4, LD4 and TY3. Members of the network will have a future proof, turn-key solution requiring no direct knowledge of Blockchain or other underlying technologies to ...
Banks like to talk about blockchain, but none wants to be the first to actually use it
There are more than 50 major banks clamoring to adopt the technology known as blockchain — the underpinnings of bitcoin — but none of them wants to be the first. Goldman Sachs, JPMorganChase, and Bank of America are among the big names that have ...
This Firm Just Raised the Most Money Yet for an Indian Bitcoin Startup
Unocoin, a Bangalore-based bitcoin startup, has raised $1.5 million in funding from a mix of Indian and U.S. investors, the company announced on Thursday. The company, which runs a trading platform to buy, sell, and store bitcoins for Indian customers ...
Russia's Biggest Bank Joins the Hyperledger Blockchain Project
As reported by Banking Technology, Khasis sees the bank using blockchain solutions for various sectors of industry beyond banking and finance, such as real estate. The bank will also see a dedicated developer team working with the Hyperledger Project, ...
BitFiniti: Industry Meets Blockchain in Miami
This October, a new kind of blockchain conference will debut in Florida. BitFiniti aims to take blockchain from "behind the veil" and showcase the technology to select industries in hopes of raising awareness about the potential of the technology and ...
'Money Mule' Gangs Turn to Bitcoin ATMs
Fraudsters who hack corporate bank accounts typically launder stolen funds by making deposits from the hacked company into accounts owned by “money mules,” willing or unwitting dupes recruited through work-at-home job scams. The mules usually are ...
Congressional Caucus Created to Push Blockchain
The Congressional Blockchain Caucus debuted with two members this week, a bipartisan duo who seek to shape policies on cryptocurrencies - technology that is already being evaluated within the cable and media businesses for payments and other secure ...
Why Rabobank's Blockchain Cross-Border Tool Isn't Just a Database
In addition to the cross-border payments functionality, the blockchain tool notifies recipients before taking any actions so they can decide if they want to receive the money and in what form. Then, it lets the bank's independent affiliates work from a ...
Bitcoin Price Slowdown
Bitcoin price continues trading above support as 4,000 CNY and $600 holds. Slowing price action implies an imminent ramp-up in volatility, yet technical analysis suggests traders wait for additional consolidation. This analysis is provided by xbt ...
Wealth and Asset Management Report Predicts Blockchain Use by 2021
At the same time, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, blockchain, and real-time analytics are a few of the smart technologies that investment providers are embracing. As a result, it is predicted that by 2021, the convergence of these smart ...
With Its Unbanked Majority, Bolivia Can Gain Much From Adopting Bitcoin
A country with a high-rate of the unbanked, a large informal economy and a tumultuous history of inflation sounds like a perfect scenario for Bitcoin and cyrpyocurrencies to thrive. However, a quick glimpse on Bitcoin-related groups on social media ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Our Take On The Late US Session
So that's it for another session in the bitcoin price. Things have been pretty wild all week, but there haven't been too many opportunities to get in to the market other than on short, scalp breakout entries. We're looking for some degree of sustained ...
Regulators Block Sale of Bitcoin Miner Avalon
A deal that would have seen Chinese manufacturer Shandong Luyitong purchase bitcoin mining hardware firm Canaan is no more. The deal is said to have been scuttled as a result of apprehension on the part of regulators from the Shenzhen Stock ...
Ethereum-Based Investment Fund ICONOMI Raises Over $8.9 ...
Ethereum-Based Investment Fund ICONOMI Raises Over $8.9 ...
Ethereum To Surpass Bitcoin? Gavin Andresen Tweet Foretells Growing Sentiment
In 2014, Andresen noted Ethereum was a Bitcoin 2.0 project creating “a revolutionary new platform for applications.” In July of 2015, Andresen emailed the Bitcoin Core development mailing list that the “worst of all possible worlds” for bitcoin was “no ...
Gatecoin Adds Ethereum-Based eSports Dapp Token FirstBlood For Trading
Gatecoin, a regulated cryptocurrency trading platform based in Hong Kong, has launched trading of FirstBlood (1ST), the token that powers the Ethereum-based eSport platform operating under the same name. FirstBlood is a decentralized eSports gaming ...
Why Bitcoin is Failing to Take Over the World
As far as leading the digital currency revolution, Bitcoin just isn't getting it done. Ryan Taylor of Dash sees why Bitcoin is failing to take over the world. Bitcoin is in a lull. For the past several months, the frontrunner of the cryptocurrency ...
Inside Bank of America's New Microsoft-Powered Blockchain Project
Microsoft has been digging deep into the data created by its $120bn treasury unit in search of real-world use cases where blockchain could cut costs. Culling through this trove of information, Microsoft's newly appointed principal program manager and ...
Ethereum Community Points Out Kibo Project Flaws
There have been some serious questions regarding the Kibo ICO. This Ethereum-based decentralized lottery project has garnered a lot of attention in recent weeks. However, ever since the code for this project has been released, Ethereum community ...
Standard Chartered Completes Cross-Border Blockchain Payment in 10 Seconds
Tapping blockchain technology, London-based multinational banking and financial institution Standard Chartered has announced the completion of its first cross-border real-time payment. Standard Chartered is the latest bank to successfully implement a ...
Analysts: Bitcoin Price Expected to Hit $848 Soon
Viewing the evidence, it would appear that bitcoin's present shift to higher ground is undoubtedly occurring in incremental stages (a few dollars at a time). On the plus side, most analysts seem to be unanimous in the idea that bitcoin is again ...
Blockchain: how the revolutionary technology behind Bitcoin could ...
Blockchain: how the revolutionary technology behind Bitcoin could ...
BitFury Lightening Network Successfully Tested with French Bitcoin Company
The objective and intention behind the creation of Flare was to establish a more efficient and improved ecosystem for the settlement of microtransactions in the Bitcoin network. The BitFury development team believed that Flare could open Bitcoin to a ...
Equiniti Promotes Michael Foley to Head of Blockchain, R&D
Equiniti Group plc, a provider of financial and technology solutions, has appointed Michael Foley, the group's current Chief Strategist, to head its Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology Research and Development (R&D), according to an Equiniti ...
Got bitcoin? Despite early setbacks, some say it is stronger than ever
Bitcoin, the digital currency that captivated the world just three years ago before being tainted by scandals, may be making a comeback. In fact, many experts say it never really went away despite wild swings in its value. "I think the future of ...
FXOpen Becomes First Retail Forex Broker to Accept Ethereum ...
FXOpen Becomes First Retail Forex Broker to Accept Ethereum ...