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Bank of PNG investigates using Blockchain to improve country's low rate of financial inclusion
The Bank of PNG and an Australian aid contractor are looking at how Blockchain — a system of recording and validating online transactions — could dramatically improve PNG's low rate of financial inclusion. Blockchain is a digital ledger that records ...
Why bitcoin prices are rising -- way more than a bit
When hackers recently threatened to release an unnamed Disney film unless they received a payoff, they asked for the ransom in bitcoin. The incident highlights the cryptocurrency's dual nature these days as an increasingly prized and accepted financial ...
Consensus 2017: Blockchain and Healthcare's People Problem
Startups and healthcare companies are looking at blockchain as a possible way to give patients greater control over their data – but getting there might not be as easy as it sounds. The question of giving patients ownership of their medical and ...
It's not just Bitcoin anymore...
It's not just Bitcoin anymore...
Ethereum Takes Over Ripple With Ease $16 Billion Market Cap
Ripple's impressive rally didn't last long and its market cap quickly fell from around $16 bln to $13 bln in less than a week. Ethereum took advantage over Ripple's instability and took over XRP to reclaim its spot in the rankings as the second largest ...
Minexcoin Pushes Further The Boundaries Of Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption; ICO Launched
The recent explosion in value of bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies has been a promising development in many ways, but as more people become aware of cryptocurrency benefits, users will come to recognize that the asset's changing value ...
Ecologist Says Blockchain-Enabled Crypto-Governance Could Save the Environment
Bitcoin and blockchain technology are all over the press for the recent, apparently unstoppable surge of bitcoin price. But blockchain technology is also in the scientific press, with articles published in the prestigious journals Nature and Science ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Resumes Uptrend
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Resumes Uptrend. Posted on 6:00 am May 24, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum ...
Bitcoin's New Scaling 'Agreement': The Reaction
A meeting of bitcoin startup executives and miners held this weekend has resulted in the publication of a new proposal for how the open-source project should be upgraded to support additional transaction capacity. Detailed in a Medium post published by ...
(Photo: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images) (Photo: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images)
Ensuring that your weird cousin—you know, the one who's always telling you about his custom VPN and the dankest of internet memes—will be extra insufferable this Thanksgiving, it turns out that Bitcoin is actually worth something. A lot of somethings ...
Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Club Swells to Six Members
Bitcoin's value has almost doubled in the last month, even while its market share has fallen below 50%, thanks to the gains of other cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin's gains have been steadier than most of the altcoins, but collectively, altcoins are rising ...
Bitcoin Agreement Promises To Resolve Years-Long Impasse
The bitcoin civil war may have gotten a forceful push toward a solution today as Barry Silbert, head of Digital Currency Group and one of the most influential venture capitalists in the space, announced an agreement for resolving the two-and-a-half ...
Jeff Gundlach has a theory on why bitcoin is surging
Jeffrey Gundlach , CEO of DoubleLine Capital, said Tuesday there could be a connection between bitcoin prices and the decline in Chinese stocks. In a Tuesday afternoon tweet, Gundlach noted that bitcoin has doubled in less than 2 months, while the ...
Bitcoin Price Hits $2850 in South Korea, Extreme Premium
For instance, when the Chinese authorities suspended the withdrawal of local Bitcoin exchanges, LocalBitcoins China saw a massive spike in its weekly trading volume. At this period of time, the Chinese regulators also implemented strict KYC protocols ...
$100 of bitcoin in 2010 is worth $75 million today
Bitcoin has received a lot of attention over the past few weeks in the wake of the recent malware attacks that impacted dozens of countries and thousands of businesses around the world which required a “ransom” payment to be made in the digital ...
CryptoPing ICO is an alternative cryptocurrency intelligence bot
CryptoPing is an alternative cryptocurrency intelligence bot. It constantly monitors Altcoin markets, generates trading signals and notifies subscribers in Telegram. Soon to appear on Slack as well. The project has been in public beta-testing phase ...
The simple formula for becoming a bitcoin millionaire, according to one of its innovators
Wences Casares has been called the “patient zero” of bitcoin among Silicon Valley's elite. He got Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, and countless other luminaries into bitcoin at gatherings of the rich and famous in Sun Valley and elsewhere. The Argentina-born ...
Bitcoin Scaling Consensus Reached. Commentary From Industry Leaders
Monday, Cointelegraph has reported that a number of leading players of the Blockchain industry have reached a consensus in regards to the Bitcoin scaling solution. This break in the scaling debate stalemate is a new, highly significant boost for the ...
Bitcoin Surge Is Driven by People Leaving Riskier Digital Currencies, Say Execs
"A lot of the volume into bitcoin right now is actually not dollar or yen or euro into bitcoin, but is rather alt digital assets," said Peter Smith, co-founder and CEO of digital asset software platform Blockchain, at an industry conference Tuesday ...
Consensus 2017: CME Group, UK Royal Mint Detail Plans for Blockchain Gold
Derivatives giant CME Group and the UK's Royal Mint revealed details about their plans to bridge the worlds of gold and blockchain today at CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 conference in New York. Last year, the the two institutions announced plans to put ...
Fidelity CEO has 4 reasons bitcoin still isn't mainstream
Bitcoin may not seem as though it needs much help these days, having soared more than 400% over the past 12 months, but the industry surrounding digital currencies and blockchain—the cryptocurrency's underlying technology—needs to address some ...
Kibo Lotto Launched in Ethereum Test Network
“The platform will not be launched in an open regime until a problem with Ethereum network scaling is settled, said one member of the team. “Since the existing restrictions prevent from accepting all the users. But, possibly, this summer Kibo will be ...
Cryptocurrency - Everything You Need To Know In 2017
Some of the benefits of cryptocurrencies include decentralisation, deregulation, anonymity, increased transaction transparency, and the facilitation of cross-border trade. Cryptocurrencies are not based in any single country or jurisdiction, because ...
NEM Gains 500% in May as the Fifth Largest Cryptocurrency; Factors & Trend
NEM and its token XEM have made significant gains over the past few months. Some analysts including Koji Higashi, the co-founder of IndieSquare based in Japan, have attributed the increase in the market cap of NEM and price of XEM to the exponentially ...
Blockchain consortium R3 raises $107 million
After years of development and flickering just outside of mainstream consciousness and acceptance, record high prices for the most popular blockchain-based cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and newcomer Ethereum, and an embrace of the technology's core ...
Bitcoin? Ethereum? Ripple? Three Reasons to Consider Investing in Cryptocurrency
A few, namely Ripple and Ethereum, have proved to be exceptional competitors. Indeed, the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance was formed by “Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors” to establish standard practices for the use of ...
Bitcoin & Ether Price Analysis: Bitcoin Still Going Strong While Ether Wearies
Initial coin offerings (ICOs), similar to IPOs, allow for a company or brand to tokenize its assets through crowdfunding, most of which are done on the Ethereum blockchain. The quantity and rate of new ICOs remind many traders of the dot-com bubble due ...
The Case Against Bitcoin & Crypto-Currency
Global turmoil and an unpredictable U.S. president are fueling interest in bitcoin, but it's still not a real currency, BBH argues. By. Dimitra DeFotis. May 23, 2017 11:10 a.m. ET. Text Size; Regular; Medium; Large. Bitcoin just hit a new high in value ...
The Primary Challenge To Blockchain Technology
Any emerging technology goes through a hype stage. It takes a while to get the kinks out and for pilots and proofs of concepts to prove use cases and shift the curve to broad adoption. The power and disruption of blockchain is evident in the news ...
Toyota and MIT Partner To Make Blockchain Future Of Autonomous Driving
“Blockchains and distributed ledgers may enable pooling data from vehicle owners, fleet managers, and manufacturers to shorten the time for reaching this goal, thereby bringing forward the safety, efficiency and convenience benefits of autonomous ...
Bigger than bitcoin? Enterprise Ethereum Alliance grows in size
Corporate support for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is growing after 86 firms including State Street, Toyota, Merck, ING, Broadridge and Rabobank joined the collective that is seeking to use blockchain technology to run smart contracts at ...
Bitcoin plummets $200 in 4 hours then recovers in wild trading
Bitcoin's meteoric rise took a hit overnight as the digital currency erased, then mostly recovered, about $200 in 12 hours. The swing highlights how volatile the cryptocurrency can still be, even as some investors believe bitcoin can one day be a ...
Fidelity shows its growing appetite for bitcoin
Speaking on stage on Tuesday morning at Consensus, a bitcoin-themed conference in New York, Ms Johnson noted that Fidelity has made venture investments in a handful of bitcoin-linked businesses, while partnering with various academic initiatives to ...
Fidelity CEO: Bringing Blockchain to the Masses 'Harder Than It Seemed'
Fidelity Investments' chief executive plans to say in a speech Tuesday that the money management giant underestimated how hard it would be to win widespread adoption of bitcoin as a digital currency. Bitcoin and blockchain technology, which underpins ...
Bitt Reveals Big Plans for Cross-Caribbean Blockchain Settlement Network
For Barbados-based blockchain startup Bitt, creating a Caribbean-wide settlement network is a challenge that will be fraught with legal, technical and social challenges. However, thanks to a new partnership with Netki, one hurdle may have just gotten ...
Cryptocurrency Gambling Platform DirectBet.eu Shuts Down Although The Reason Why Remains Unclear
There are a lot of Bitcoin gambling platforms all over the world. Unfortunately, not every single company can remain in business over time. For DirectBet.eu, the decision to shut down was made rather hastily. Nearly 24 hours later, no one seems to know ...
Blockstack Releases Blockchain-Powered, Tokenized Internet Browser
Blockchain startup Blockstack has released a decentralized browser aimed at making apps more easily accessible. In a way, the release is a kind of Netscape for the decentralized internet, running apps on a plethora of blockchains. But news of the ...
Blockchain consortium raises record $100m
A consortium of banks looking to build blockchains for modern finance has completed the largest fundraising to date for the emerging technology, raising more than $100m from about half its membership as well as technology group Intel. R3, the New York ...
Everex to Enable Mobile Blockchain-Powered Microfinance via Ethereum
Everex mobile fiat transactions are based on the company's already existing Cryptocash service and its mobile Ethereum wallet. Cryptocash is an Ethereum ERC20 token family, pegged to fiat currencies and tradable on the Everex Wallet​, as well as on ...
The World's Top Energy Companies Look to Blockchain to 'Fuse the ...
The World's Top Energy Companies Look to Blockchain to 'Fuse the ...