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Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to the Blockchain ...
Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to the Blockchain ...
Bullish Sentiment Fuels Bitcoin's Return to $1000
The digital currency rose to as much as $1,024.14 on 3rd February, roughly 11.5% above its opening price of $918.56 on 28th January, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). At the time of report, bitcoin was trading at $1,015.11, slightly ...
Bitcoin Price Will Skyrocket If It Becomes World's Reserve Currency by 2020
Vogel points out that regulation or lack thereof continues to be a delicate matter and a strain for those looking to use Bitcoin legitimately. He says that in some ways, a wait-and-see approach to regulation is good because over-regulation can stifle ...
Bitcoin vs Ethereum: The Best Digital Currencies for 2017
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 to figure out which of them is headed ...
Polish Blockchain Compliance as a Service Firm Ready to Go Global
Our London Correspondent Nick Ayton caught up with Coinfirm.io CEO Pawel Kuskowski to be the first to hear the new expansion plans for the Poland-based business of the Blockchain Compliance as a Service. Coinfirm.io is working with pan-European ...
Banks Should Embrace Blockchain, Not Oppose It: Matthias Klees
Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, who is also part of the European Central Bank's Governing Council, has recently called for sweeping regulatory oversight of the Blockchain. Weidmann is convinced that fintech has immense potential to threaten ...
Irish Funds, Deloitte and State Street launch blockchain project
The Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) recently announced a new regulatory reporting blockchain project, in collaboration with Deloitte, and industry participants including Northern Trust and State Street. Irish Funds states that the ...
Blockchain is the best bet for secure, efficient electronic health records
Blockchain, the same technology that enables hackers to collect ransoms with anonymity, is increasingly seen as the best platform to advance universal electronic health records (EHRs), according to Wired. Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, ...
This New Social Network is Powered by Ethereum Technology
Using this same technology, developers are hoping to create completely decentralized, open-access, Democratic social networks. The latest of which is Akasha, which will utilize the smart-contract optimized Ethereum blockchain. (See also: Is Ethereum ...
Op Ed: Why Ethereum's Hard Fork Will Cause Problems in the ...
Op Ed: Why Ethereum's Hard Fork Will Cause Problems in the ...
Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology: The Future of Philanthropy
Charities supporting children's causes, victims of humanitarian disasters, the environment, scientific research or the arts raise millions of dollars in donations each year. Yet, while generous contributions continue to be made around the world, public ...
Op Ed: Why Ethereum's Hard Fork Will Cause Problems in the Coming Year
After the embarrassing failure of the DAO in 2016, the Ethereum Foundation moved quickly to address the problem by implementing a hard fork. On July 20, 2016, the new code went into effect, reversing transactions that allowed a hacker to bleed $50 ...
Techstars Berlin Invests in Bitcoin Gold Exchange Vaultoro
Vaultoro, a Bitcoin Gold Exchange, has recently announced that they have been chosen among eight other startups to participate in the 2017 Techstars Berlin Accelerator. Vaultoro is aiming at developing the world's largest and most transparent full ...
Think Tank: The Rise of Bitcoin Technology — What Retailers Need to Know
Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, have the potential to revolutionize retail payments. Adoption is on the rise and consumers show an increased appetite to find places to spend their Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Yet, it seems that enthusiasts and ...
Jaxx Cancels Monero Integration, Cites Difficulties Working With Community
As such we are putting a call out for support from the Monero development community to help us break through these problems. We are confident that if these roadblocks can be bypassed, Monero has a great chance to flourish. We believe that unless solved ...
Monero Price Analysis – Heading Back To US$12 Per XMR
As we had expected, the Monero value has tanked by quite a margin. Earlier gains pushing XMR well above US$13 could not be sustained, and it appears the altcoin is slowly returning to a more modest valuation. Recent gains in the bitcoin market make ...
Two Hawaiian Politicians Want to Explore Blockchain Tech for Tourism
Legislators in Hawaii are pushing for the creation of a working group dedicated to blockchain technology. If passed, House Bill 1481, first filed on 25th January, would lead to the creation of a group dedicated to researching "the uses of and best ...
Why Venezuela's Currency Crisis Is A Case Study For Bitcoin
With the Venezuelan bolivar essentially worthless and supplies rapidly running out, Bitcoin is rising as an answer. According to Bitcoin brokerage Surbitcoin.com, the number of Venezuelan users skyrocketed, from 450 in August 2014 to more than 85,000 ...
Strictly Confidential: Blockchain-based Solutions for Securing User Data
Withdrawal of a certificate can be a real problem in systems that do not deploy Blockchain technology.A certificate authorizes the user's device. To ensure the security of important data, for example, about the finances, it is necessary to use ...
Venezuelan Police Arrest Eight Bitcoin Miners in Two Weeks, and the Country's Leading Bitcoin Exchange Suspends ...
Venezuelan Police Arrest Eight Bitcoin Miners in Two Weeks, and the Country's Leading Bitcoin Exchange Suspends ...
Bitcoin Has Met a Familiar Resistance Again
As you can see, it was this same arc pair that stopped the last major advance in early January of this year. This setup is sized from the start of the current rally in August 2015 and the spike top 3 months later at almost $500. You really can't make a ...
Bitcoin IRA Crosses $4000000 Milestone and Launches Bitcoin Bull Watch
3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BitcoinIRA.com, the first and only bitcoin-based retirement investment company, today announced opening accounts worth over $4 Million. Due to Bitcoin's growing popularity among investors looking at retirement solutions, the ...
Alianza blockchain de Wall Street estudiará a Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash y otras criptomonedas
La Alianza blockchain de Wall Street (ABWS), publicó un comunicado el pasado primero de febrero, donde se anuncia la apertura de nuevos grupos de trabajo que se enfocarán en las monedas nativas de distintas blockchains públicas, entre las cuales ...
Bitcoin Tracker: The Beat Goes On
Bitcoin's value just broke $1,000. Again. And then went below. Again. Then up and down again. (Anyone else feeling seasick?) Following relatively flat growth through the end of January (by cryptocurrency standards, anyway), bitcoin's value spiked ...
Ethereum Payment Channels Could Enter Production in 2017
A project aiming to scale ethereum via off-blockchain payment channels could enter production this year. Speaking at Construct 2017, CoinDesk's developer conference this week, Ameen Soleimani, a software engineer at ethereum startup ConsenSys, gave ...
4 Blockchain Consortia to Look out for
Quite a few different blockchain “alliances” have been formed over the past few years. Distributed ledger technology is of keen interest to enterprises all over the world, even though the number of practical use cases remains fairly limited. The year ...
Swedish Pirate Party's Founder: Bitcoin Community Has Political Problems
"However, the Bitcoin situation overall right now is frustrating, with a political deadlock at the same time as many in the community dismiss politics as unimportant even beneath them. This is fundamentally no different from the frustration technicians ...
Gavin Andresen Slams Bitcoin Core in $12000 Bug Loss Twitter Jibe
Former Bitcoin core developer and one of the founders of the Bitcoin Foundation, Gavin Andresen, has once again expressed his negative feelings about Bitcoin Core known via Twitter after a miner with a node running the alternative Bitcoin protocol ...
Litecoin Moves to Adopt Bitcoin's SegWit Scaling Upgrade
The protracted path to bitcoin scaling hasn't stopped other digital currencies from adopting the SegWit approach, however. Back in December, word emerged that litecoin would move to adopt SegWit, a direction that creator Charlie Lee later elaborated on ...
Major UK Telecom Seeks Blockchain Security Patent
One of the UK's largest telecoms is seeking a patent for a security system aimed at preventing malicious attacks on blockchains. British Telecommunications (BT) PLC submitted a patent application last July for “Mitigating Blockchain Attacks” to the US ...
China's RMBCoin May Not Use Blockchain Technology After All
Assuming the PBOC would not use blockchain tech for their national digital currency, the question becomes how they will issue and control this new currency. Using a traditional database system would mean RMBCoin is just the same as keeping funds in ...
Polish Regulator Recognizes Bitcoin Businesses
Bitcoin regulation in Poland has taken a step forward with the news that the country's state-run Central Statistical Office (GUS) has recognized the trading and mining of virtual currencies as an official economic activity. As a result, companies ...
Microsoft Partners With Tierion to Develop Immutable Blockchain For Identities
One key attribute of the Blockchain network that Microsoft is actively examining is non-repudiation. By embedding specific timestamps within an immutable ecosystem, individuals or organizations using the Blockchain platform will be able to relate ...
Why the Netflix Model is the Blockchain Future for Enterprise
This has led to unnecessary fragmentation and incompatible modifications being made to the ethereum protocol in all these various versions. Contrary to the initial vision of ethereum (of being a general purpose protocol), many of these implementations ...
Bitcoin Price $2000 Is Just Starter, Unless Compromise is Reached
As the price of Bitcoin is climbing slowly, a compromise may have to be reached in the face of the unfolding situation between a Donald Trump-led US and China for the earlier projected $2,000 price range for Bitcoin in 2017 not to be just a starter in ...
Former Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe emphasizes blockchain potential in government services
Former Prime Minister of Haiti Laurent Lamothe spoke at a panel discussion on 'Demystifying Blockchain' hosted by Decoded, on 25th January 2017 at New York, explaining the benefits of blockchain technology and how it could have helped many of the ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Bullish Formation
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Bullish Formation. Posted on 6:00 am February 3, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Open Source, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical ...
Bitcoin Plummets On Yuan Reversal
An interesting correlation is developing between the Chinese yuan and the digital currency bitcoin. Amid tighter Chinese capital controls, bitcoin has become a popular vehicle by which households have moved money out of the country. Chinese individuals ...
Bitcoin's Price Inches Above $1000, But Will It Last?
The price saw initial fluctuations around that level before climbing higher, hitting a high of over $1,009 before settling around $1,007 at press time, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index. Yet to analysts, the development raises the question ...
Digital Bridges for Blockchain
Over the last two years the blockchain space has evolved at a fevered pitch. We have seen new business models emerge, new approaches to old problems, and numerous business pivots. We have also seen a number of announcements of early adopters ...