Blockchain News

Bitcoin Price Starts to Influence Government Policies
Bitcoin price has experienced a lot of movement since the turn of 2017 while at the same time, governments and central banks have become more vocal on matters relating to the disruptive technology. Barely does a day go by without a government statement ...
Blockchain Technology Will Expand Access to Gold Trading in Asia
At the upcoming iFX EXPO Asia 2017 Ezzra will be taking part in a panel discussing the Asian financial market ecosystem, which will discuss the hottest assets and trends that are attracting Asian investors and entrepreneurs. To learn more about ...
The blockchain's emerging role in sustainability
Most of us would be hard-pressed to deliver an elevator pitch explaining "the blockchain," an emerging technology that could power either of those hypothetical applications along with many other types of financial and non-financial transactions. Yet ...
New York City Law Firm Experiments with Blockchain Smart Contracts
A law firm in New York is reviewing how the use of the blockchain technology can remove many of the manual steps that are required when it comes to executing smart contracts. The law firm, Hogan Lovells, is considering how smart contracts and the ...
Populous, A New SME Lender, Puts Blockchain Into Invoice Finance
There is a sea of new FinTechs looking to challenge traditional banks in the U.K., and there is another sea of FinTechs exploring how to take blockchain from a hypothetical disruptor to a real-world one. A new company, Populous, is looking to be a ...
SCOR embraces new technology with Blockchain tests
In September 2016 SCOR started to test Blockchain technology, which is essentially a secured distributed database (ledger) shared by all parties to an exchange, and launched a Technical Accounting Blockchain Proof of Concept (PoC) to assess the ...
Hawaiian legislators propose establishing digital currency and blockchain working group
According to CoinDesk, Democratic Reps Chris Lee and Mark Nakashima have submitted House Bill 1481 which says that the working group would study the uses of blockchain technology; develop methods of providing education on blockchain technology; ...
SurBitcoin temporarily suspends services amid bitcoin-related arrests in Venezuela
While the reason for Banesco's withdrawal of its services to the exchange remains unknown at the moment, the announcement follows the recent crackdown of bitcoin mining businesses by authorities in Venezuela. According to the reports, four miners were ...
WORLDVIEW: Time for you to discover Blockchain. It will change our world. For better.
All careers have turning points. Mine came in late 1995 when a colleague, Dr Alewyn Burger, showed me what he'd learnt during a recent trip to the IBM head office in Armonk, New York. The people at IBM had plugged him into this thing called the ...
Digital Garage, Blockstream partner to develop blockchain platform for Japanese financial market
Tokyo-based Digital Garage (DG), a context company that covers web business advice, research, web creation, and enhancement, announced its collaboration with blockchain-based startup company Blockstream to jointly develop new blockchain platform ...
Fintech experts to focus on ICO craze at The Blockchain Event ...
Fintech experts to focus on ICO craze at The Blockchain Event ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/06/2017 – Ready to Bounce Again!
Bitcoin price sold off in the past few hours as profit-taking took place off the near-term resistance. Price is still trading safely inside an ascending channel visible on the 1-hour chart and is currently testing support. A bounce off this support ...
'Irrational Exuberance' for Bitcoin ETFs?
If the Securities and Exchange Commission approves a bitcoin exchange-traded fund next month, it might set off a speculative rush into bitcoin. An easily accessed ETF that tracks the value of bitcoin could cause money to flood into the fledgling ...
Top 5 Bitcoin Communities
Staying up-to-date about all things bitcoin can be quite challenging these days. Different communities exist all over the Internet, each of which aims to provide the latest news and insights to the masses. Cryptocurrency continues to baffle the mind of ...
The Relationship Between Blockchain And FinTech
Whenever money is transferred around the world, big and complex financial institutions have to account and reconcile those transactions. This system is both time-consuming and costly. Blockchain is the next big financial thing, promising to overcome ...
Monero Price Analysis – Up Can Become The New Down Again
Down seems to be the new up for Monero all of a sudden. With the bitcoin price dipping lower, Monero is slowly starting to recover from a rather turbulent week of trading. With the price maintaining its US$12,65 mark without too many problems, one ...
Price Shoots Up as Bitcoin Unlimited Surpasses Segwit ...
Price Shoots Up as Bitcoin Unlimited Surpasses Segwit ...
London Blockchain Week Showcases the Good Side of Blockchain
The recently concluded London Blockchain Week 2017 showcased the cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology in a different light. There is a popular misconception among many that Bitcoin and altcoins are for criminals who sell drugs and weapons ...
IBM Collaborates with FDA on Blockchain Health Data
IBM Watson Health has announced a research initiative with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aimed at defining a secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology. IBM and the FDA will explore the exchange of ...
Top 6 Rare Cryptocurrencies – The Merkle
In the world of cryptocurrency, there is a lot of focus on bitcoin and other major currencies. However, there are quite a few altcoins who take the concept of ...
Venezuelan Authorities Destroy Bitcoin Mining Center As Crackdown Continues
Venezuelan authorities destroyed a bitcoin mining center in Valencia in Carabobo state, the most recent action taken in an effort to clamp down on bitcoin-related activity in the economically ravaged country, according to criptonoticias, a Venezuelan ...
Best Ways to Maximize Profits While Bitcoin Price Marches Upward
In the past few months, Bitcoin price has climbed from the low $700s to $1,184.97 (CoinMarketCap.com), correct briefly at the beginning of the New Year and now seemingly continue its march upward. Altcoin gains are not to be ignored either, with some ...
Can You Go to Jail for Trading Bitcoin? Russia is Still Deciding
The event welcomed more than 250 participants - founders of Fintech startup companies, businesses interested in the integration of Blockchain technology into their operations, members of the Blockchain community and state authorities who are keeping ...
Long-Term Indicators of Bitcoin: Transactions, Hashrate & More
Most investors and users of bitcoin are looking at the long-term growth of bitcoin as a technology, protocol, network, and a store of value. Not a large population of users are relying on bitcoin to make a fortune out of short-term surges and price ...
Why Segwit is Important For Trezor & Other Hardware Bitcoin Wallets
Segregated Witness (Segwit) is a scalability solution introduced to scale the bitcoin network and to eliminate transaction malleability. Bach Nguyen, community director of prominent hardware bitcoin wallet manufacturer Trezor, states that Segwit also ...
Bitcoin price remains bullish through the weekend
The past week has been a good one for Bitcoin. After 5 days of quite waters, a second wave of bulls joined on January 30th. Since then the price has been rising day in and day out. As the week came to an end, the market slowed down a bit as some ...
The Passion of Bitcoin Jesus: How The Blockchain's Most Beloved Investor Became its Most Polarizing
"Any miners who've upgraded to Bitcoin Unlimited 1.0 should downgrade now! It just generated an invalid block." It's afternoon in the 'Miner in the World' WeChat, one of the rare channels that bridges bitcoin's strained east-west communications divide ...
After Internet, it's Blockchain Internet 2.0
The technology behind bitcoin – blockchain is essentially an open-source decentralized or distributed ledger or database that records every transaction in a block, which is linked to other blocks. Think of it like a giant honeycomb running on every ...
The Reserve Bank of India Calls for a Cashless Society, Issues Warning against Bitcoin
On one hand, these institutions want to implement the distributed ledger technology introduced by Bitcoin, whereas on the other they don't want to accept Bitcoin for what it is. The Reserve Bank of India has just proven it by issuing a warning against ...
Bitcoin Security Made Easy: simple tips for non-experts
Pamela Morgan is an attorney, educator, and entrepreneur who has been working exclusively in the bitcoin and blockchain industry since early 2014. In addition to her law practice, Pamela is the CEO of Third Key Solutions LLC. This is the first article ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Offers Trade Opportunities
Bitcoin price gained momentum this past week against the US Dollar, and moved above $1000. There is a crucial bullish trend support in the form of as ascending channel on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD. On the downside, the ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Sustainable Trend
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Sustainable Trend. Posted on 4:30 am February 5, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ...
Blockchain Gaming: Beyond the Void Preview
Blockchain Gaming is a series of reviews and previews of games that utilize blockchain technology. This installment covers Beyond the Void, a real-time strategy game with MOBA elements woven into it. Like previous installments, it places in-game assets ...
Venezuela's Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Halts Operations – The Merkle
A series of raids and detentions ignited fear and anxiety in the Venezuelan bitcoin community. Yesterday, Surbitcoin – the country's largest exchange – was ...
Bitcoin for Troubled Economies, the Venezuela Example
Bitcoin has emerged as a savior for many in dire situations. The decentralized nature of Bitcoin, combined with its ease of use and secure nature makes it an ideal alternative for those in troubled economies or cut off from the traditional financial ...
Microsoft and Blockchain Startup Tierion Partner on Digital Identity Initiative
In a new release, tech giant Microsoft has announced it will be collaborating with blockchain technology startup Tierion in its decentralized identity initiative. The two companies will be working on a service that aims to link data to the blockchain ...
US Dollar's Worst Start in 3 Decades, Impact on Bitcoin Price
Examining one single factor to determine the price trend of bitcoin is extremely difficult and also inaccurate, primarily because there exists a wide range of factors that can influence the value of bitcoin. The demand amongst high profile investors ...
Why Poker, Dating Dapps Chose Ethereum
“We chose to go on the Ethereum platform early 2014 when we discovered the generalized computing capabilities of the Ethereum EVM based Blockchain and its 14 sec block time plans as compared to the NXT platform which we were already prototyping on ...
Top 4 Worst Bitcoin Price Predictions
The growth of bitcoin over the past years has sparked quite some interesting debates and opinions on cryptocurrency. It is not surprising many people failed to predict correct bitcoin price movement, although some of these claims have become more ...
BITCOIN VS ETHEREUM
Buz Investors Best Digital Currencies Digital currencies have proved lucrative for tech-wise traders, but where should you put your money in 2017: Ethereum or Bitcoin? Both the Ethereum value and the Bitcoin value skyrocketed in recent years. In order ...