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Bitcoin Accounts for 10 Percent of Orders at Austria's Yipbee
An Austrian startup letting private consumers purchase goods from industry wholesalers now receives 10 percent of its orders in Bitcoin. Yipbee, which this month announced an investment round worth a suspected minimum of €1 mln, offers payments in ...
IBM Announces Blockchain Truck-Tracking Solution with Colombian Partner
IoT sensors would track the journey of the shipment, as well as the availability of free space on a truck, and record this data on the blockchain for all relevant parties to access. According to IBM and AOS, this process is usually done manually, and ...
Japanese Felicia Smart Cards Will Integrate a Bitcoin Wallet
Japan is quite crazy about Bitcoin, to say the least. It now appears Bitcoin usage will only become even more common in the country. More specifically, the commonly-used Felicia smart cards will integrate a Bitcoin wallet in the future. This will ...
Will Civic Coin Be the Next Cryptocurrency to Soar?
The sale of Civic tokens, or the CVC crowdsale, will commence on June 21 at 9am EDT. The CVC tokens priced at $0.10 per token will be sold in purchase tiers ranging from $50 to $25,000 with BTC and ETH being the only methods of payment to be ...
Bitcoin Will Make Lots of Millionaires Before “Returning Down to Earth”: Economics Professor
Panos Mourdoukoutas, chair of the department of economics at LIU Post in New York City, whose works are published by Forbes and The New York Times, thinks Bitcoin is likely to turn more individuals into millionaires before its price dives again ...
Armed with an Ethereum ICO, Can Kik Succeed Where Facebook Failed?
Social media network Kik is on the verge of launching its own ethereum ICO, making it the first mainstream social network to feature cryptocurrency as a core component of its services. With more than $100m in venture capital invested so far in the ...
Diamond Trading: Next Industry Optimized by Blockchain Technology?
Several industries have been experiencing optimization and much more enhanced operations with the use of Blockchain technology. The same technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is now being utilized in various industries including ...
Israeli blockchain companies that shoot for the stars
Blockchain, the technology underlying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is one of the newest games in town and Israeli startups are trying hard to position themselves prominently in the field. With its cybersecurity and financial technology acumen ...
(+) Price Analysis: Zcash, Steem, Siacoin, Digibyte, Golem
Altcoins got under pressure yesterday in late trading, and the up and coming coins also felt the sudden shift towards BTC following a promising Monday session. The consolidation patterns that were dominant before Monday are generally intact on the ...
A Bitcoin Scaling Upgrade: How It Could Finally Happen (And How It Could Fail)
After convening in a secretive meeting in May, a group of entrepreneurs and miners put forward Segwit2x, certainly not the first, but arguably the most advanced alternative to the roadmap long advocated by Bitcoin Core, the network's open-source ...
Snapchat's Pioneer Jeremy Liew: Bitcoin Is Where Investors 'Want' To Be
Pioneering Snapchat investor Jeremy Liew has stated that Bitcoin is the place to be for investment today. Speaking to CNBC, Liew, who in April forecast a Bitcoin price of $500,000 by 2030, suggested recent price advances were just the beginning for the ...
Indorse, a Decentralized Professional Network With Rewards, Powered by Ethereum
The Indorse team is persuaded that, among blockchains, Ethereum provides the much needed transparency needed for a crowd economy to succeed and incentivize its own growth. Indorse uses Ethereum as compute engine, and IPFS as the storage ...
Trust in the unknown: Blockchain could be the answer
Meanwhile, the accelerating adoption of blockchain, a new type of transaction capability, promises to codify trust in new ways. On a blockchain, data is shared in real time across a scalable group of individuals and institutions. Every event, every ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Short-term Bearish
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Short-term Bearish. Posted on 6:00 am June 21, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum ...
Ethereum mining @ 1GH/s: 40 x GPUs = $5000+ per month
It has now been 14 days since I started my Ethereum journey, and how far I've come. I started out with a single 4-way GPU system that I turned into two PCs with seven graphics cards between them, and then into four systems with 12 graphics cards, and ...
Can blockchain transform ID?
Blockchain is increasingly getting attention as a way to manage and verify data for governments and large institutions. While best known as the code underpinning the virtual currency Bitcoin, blockchain software can be used to collect, distribute and ...
[Review] Changelly VS ShapeShift – The “Instant” Cryptocurrency exchanges
The recent altcoin boom has brought in a lot of new cryptocurrency traders and many people are looking for quick, cost effective ways to buy altcoins like Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero and others. In today's post I want to cover a relatively new type of ...
Microsoft And Accenture Aid ID2020 Partnership With Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Permissioned Blockchain Protocol
On June 19, 2017, the companies announced an identity prototype based on Enterprise Ethereum Alliance 's private blockchain technology, which is backed by Microsoft Azure. According to the announcement, the prototype will "empower individuals with ...
Ethereum: Countdown To The 'Flippening'
Just as retail investors were getting used to the idea of Bitcoin (Pending:COIN), another mysterious cryptocurrency has blasted onto the investment radar: Ethereum - and the fundamental case for investing in Ethereum looks strong for the remainder of ...
Bitcoin is rising in value but losing momentum with users
Mark Lennihan - Associated Press As Bitcoin's stock price nears $3,000 and its popularity spreads among emerging economies where credit cards are scarce, the online currency faces big challenges. Slow transaction times, weak U.S. adoption rates and ...
Nvidia's Market in Ethereum GPUS Up by $100M in 11 Days, Says RBC
RBC Capital's Mitch Steves this afternoon an Outperform rating on shares of Nvidia (NVDA), and a $175 price target, after updating his figures for how much the market may be worth for “mining” so-called crypto-currencies such as Ethereum. The theme of ...
ICO Blues: Status Raises $64 Million (So Far) But Leaves Buyers ...
ICO Blues: Status Raises $64 Million (So Far) But Leaves Buyers ...
TABB Report Indicates Growing Interest In Blockchain Among Custodian Banks
On June 20, 2017, consulting firm TABB Group issued a report titled, "Safekeeping Empowered: Reimagining the U.S. Custody Business," indicating growing interest in blockchain technology among custodian banks. The report was commissioned by global ...
NSA Malware Used to Infect Windows PCs with Cryptocurrency Miner
Malware authors are using an NSA hacking tool to infect Windows computers with a new cryptocurrency miner. Detected under the generic name of Trojan.BtcMine.1259, this trojan was first spotted last week by Russian antivirus vendor Dr.Web. The trojan ...
Status.im ICO Raises Over $270 Million in Under 3 Hours
The Status ICO that launched earlier today raised over $270 million in less than 3 hours. Status.im is an open source mobile DApp browser and messenger built for Ethereum. Some investors are criticizing the amount raised claiming there is no reason a ...
Diving into blockchain use cases: Wholesale energy trading
Blockchain technology is gaining momentum in the energy sector. In our latest State of the Market, we tried to give a first overview of this ecosystem – the innovators, corporates and investors making bets in the space. While this state of the market ...
Nvidia and AMD Are Benefiting From Bitcoin and Ether Miners, but for How Long?
In late 2013, skyrocketing prices for Bitcoin and a sister currency known as Litecoin led to major shortages of AMD Inc. (AMD) GPUs that were well-suited for cryptocurrency mining. Stories abounded that year about large-scale mining operations, and the ...
The first investor in Snapchat explains why the bitcoin rally is just getting started
Uncertainty about governments could make cryptocurrency like bitcoin an even more in-demand commodity, said Lightspeed Venture Partners partner Jeremy Liew. "Bitcoin and the other digital currencies, they all really see a lot of benefit in times of ...
It's NVIDIA's Turn To Surge On Cryptocurrency Wave
advanced in daily trading after Pacific Crest Securities upgraded the shares on cryptocurrency demand. The firm upgraded the stock to Sector Weight from Underweight, after checking NVIDIA's supply chains in Asia. Based on those checks, analyst Michael ...
This high-school dropout who invested in bitcoin at $12 is now a millionaire at 18
Erik Finman made a bet with his parents that if he turned 18 and was a millionaire, they wouldn't force him to go to college. Thanks to his savvy investments in bitcoin and the current all-time high valuation, he won't have to get his degree. "I can ...
Prototype for Blockchain-Based Gambling Protocol Released
DAO.Casino has announced the release of an MVP for its Blockchain-based gambling protocol with all basic features and several games. The protocol enables cooperation between trustless parties on the gambling market like game developers, casino ...
Suddenly, Bitcoin to Be Officially Legal in India
Leading Bitcoin exchange Zebpay has revealed that the Indian government committee has ruled in favor of regulating Bitcoin. On April 14, Cointelegraph reported that the Inter-Disciplinary Committee within India's Ministry of Finance was actively ...
Now is the Time to Start Controlling Your Cryptocurrency Wealth
At this point in time, one would expect most people have a basic idea of what it means to properly control their Bitcoin funds. Unfortunately, it seems more people struggle with this concept than ever before. There is still a lot of confusion regarding ...
Coming In 2018: Comcast Hopes To Spur Data Sharing With Blockchain Technology
Comcast Advanced Advertising Group said Tuesday in Cannes that it will formally launch a blockchain-powered tool in 2018 to help companies share their data with each other. The Blockchain Insights Platform is meant to ease the often clunky and ...
A Messaging App for Ethereum Just Raised Millions With Barely An Alpha
Starting a little before 12pm EST today, Status, a messaging app and mobile browser enabling smartphones to connect to decentralized applications on the ethereum network, raised upwards of $44 million in a matter of minutes through a crowdsale of ...
Dao.Casino Releases Their Ethereum-Backed MVP for Online Gambling
Casino released its Ethereum-powered Minimum Viable Product (MVP) on June 20th. The online gambling product consists of user accounts, a dice game contract with an implemented PRGN Signidice algorithm, reward contribution contract, ERC20 contract, ...
Bitcoin Payment Channels Only Competitive At 1000x Block Size: Ryan X. Charles
Yours CEO and co-founder Ryan X. Charles has said that Bitcoin payment channels will only be competitive with a block size increase of “ideally 1000x.” In a post on the Yours site on Tuesday, Charles further calculated the value of a payment channel ...
Nvidia GeForce prices skyrocket as cryptocurrency miners snap up supply
It's a bad time to be building a mainstream gaming PC or an Xbox One X-rivalling rig. Cryptocurrency's current price bubble ravaged Radeon pricing and availability weeks ago, and now that it's nigh impossible to find a Radeon RX 570 or RX 580 at ...
How To Buy Bitcoin: A Guide For Beginners
Here is a simple guide on How To Buy Bitcoin: Bitcoin is a virtual type of currency that is owned by no government, bank or nation. It is steadily increasing in value as more and more people purchase it, and slowly, certain businesses are starting to ...
Illinois Government Sponsors Month-Long Blockchain Hackathon
The IBI Hack, a month-long virtual hackathon set to begin on 1st July, is being organized by the Illinois Blockchain Initiative along with blockchain technology startup Fulcrum. The event is open to students and recent university graduates from around ...