Blockchain News

Your mom will soon be able to text the Bitcoin symbol, along with a bunch of new emoji
Bitcoin remains a thriving cryptocurrency, but its reputation as a cool, futuristic currency for savvy individuals may have just received a mortal blow. Along with a sampling of dinosaurs, shushing emoji, and many more, the Unicode Consortium's 10.0 ...
Make Any Blockchain Asset Instantly Spendable with TenX
It is one of the reasons currencies prevailed over physical goods such as shells or feathers in the exchange of value. Furthermore, the World Economic Forum is predicting that 10 percent of the global GDP will be stored on the Blockchain in less than ...
Bitcoin Miners Are Signaling Support for the New York Agreement: Here's What that Means
As of today, over 80 percent of miners (by hash power) are including the letters “NYA” in the blocks they mine. This follows the publication of letters (translation) in which a group of Chinese Bitcoin companies — notably including most mining pool ...
Why the Value of Ethereum Has Skyrocketed 4000 Percent
Ethereum has been everywhere lately. The suddenly popular cryptocurrency has risen over 4000 percent in value over the last year. It's now the second most popular cryptocurrency after bitcoin, and is worth billions of dollars. In this video, watch ...
Blockchain Best for Creative Artists Seeking Recognition
More Blockchain technology-based projects are being developed in response to the plethora of actors within creative industries. Domains such as art, music, publishing, theater and cinema require a multitude of middlemen that contractually benefit from ...
Blockchain: Food that Regulates Itself?
A new startup called Food Blockchain XYZ is trying to implement just that vision. The new business provides a notable example of uses for blockchain technology beyond digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, but also poses similar questions about ...
Ethereum Mining Spurring Growth For AMD And Nvidia?
A spike in Ethereum prices is pushing sales for both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards. Demand has overwhelmed AMD. This benefits Nvidia. Both AMD and Nvidia are rumored to be making a dedicated mining card to take pressure off Gamers. Ethereum and ...
Bitfury Inks Deal With DC Firm in Blockchain Insurance Push
Announced last week, the partnership will see Risk Cooperative leveraging its relationships in the insurance space as part of that bid to push for blockchain applications. According to its website, Risk Cooperative works with Aetna, one of the largest ...
BitKan Meetup Highlights OTC Trading in China
Around 130 people, including over-the-counter (OTC) traders, mining factory owners, exchanges, bitcoin application firms and other related Chinese companies, attended this event held in a Chinese-style teahouse. The theme for the evening was “OTC ...
Nvidia: Surging Crypto-Currency Demand Prompts Pac Crest to a Buy
Pacific Crest's Michael McConnell raised his rating on Nvidia to the equivalent of a Hold from a Sell, after talks in Asia convinced him the use of its chips for "crypto-currency" "mining" tasks is on a tear, which reduces any risk he'd previously ...
The Bitcoin Panic Will Subside
Volatility has been the prevalent word when it comes to describing how Bitcoin has traded over the last month or two. The digital currency had a meteoric rise to highs near $3,000 per Bitcoin and then quickly was sold back to about $2,000 per bitcoin ...
Ripple Cryptocurrency Aims to Make Global Assets Liquid
One one level, Ripple is another cryptocurrency in an ever-growing list of fledgling products, hoping to earn a place in the wider world of business and finance. While the value of Ripple's currency, XRP, is well below $1 per unit, making it a mere ...
Social Trading Tech Platform Adds Bitcoin, Removes Need For Wallet
Social trading technology platform ayondo has become the latest fiat finance operator to add Bitcoin to its books. Traders can now gain exposure to the virtual currency via ayondo's TradeHub offering, utilizing spread betting and so-called ...
India Inches Closer to Developing Cryptocurrency Rules
Local news outlet MoneyControl reports that officials with the country's central bank, as well as its top finance regulators, are finalizing a report which lays out possible approaches for overseeing the tech. Agencies involved in the development ...
Who shuns blockchain? Russia's National Card Payment System
National Card Payment System Joint Stock Company (NSPK) sees no possibility and no need to apply blockchain technologies, NSPK's General Director Vladimir Komlev told RIA Novosti in an interview. He added that he sees no applications of this ...
I Invested All My Spending Money in Ethereum (And So Did My Friends)
The excitement was contagious when the price of the ethereum doubled a few weeks ago. I got a flurry of messages from my college friends, and together we watched the price climb. It was good timing for me. I had just put all of my spending money into ...
Growing scepticism challenges the blockchain hype
Blockchain, the shared database technology that powers cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, has over the past three years developed an almost unchallenged reputation as the next big thing in finance and technology. Many prominent financiers, technologists ...
UN Leaders Urge Blockchain Startups to Collaborate on Identity
Offering the United Nations a blockchain "silver bullet" is not the best way to work with the global organization, according to the lead electoral advisor at the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Blockchain and other tech startups working on new ways to ...
SegWait Is Over! Bitcoin Network Shows 80 Percent Support For SegWit2x
SegWit2x, acceptance of which would all but guarantee the implementation of SegWit for Bitcoin, has received as much hype and criticism as any potential solution in the Bitcoin scaling debate. Reacting to the latest developments, however, the ...
UN Blockchain Tackles Undocumented Citizens With Microsoft & Accenture
Microsoft and Accenture have teamed up in the hopes of using Blockchain to provide identification to the world's 1.1 bln undocumented citizens. The project, which has gained support from the United Nations, was introduced during Monday's second ID2020 ...
Too Easy? Critics Take Aim at Ethereum Token Standard Amid ICO ...
Too Easy? Critics Take Aim at Ethereum Token Standard Amid ICO ...
While Ethereum Surges, Ethereum Classic Plays The Dark Horse
Ethereum is experiencing historic growth in terms of price and market capitalization. In less than three months, the price of Ether, the underlying cryptocurrency of Ethereum, has risen from around $50 to almost $400. Ethereum Classic, its parallel ...
Too Easy? Critics Take Aim at Ethereum Token Standard Amid ICO Boom
Despite that bump in the road, ethereum recovered. And since then, ICO activity has gained steam. So far in 2017, blockchain entrepreneurs have raised $327m through ICO offerings (not including the $150m from Bancor), far exceeding traditional VC ...
The Virtual-Currency War That Threatens to Tear Bitcoin Apart
A calcifying rift in the bitcoin world is pitting two camps with competing visions for what the virtual currency should be against each other, accentuating the volatility that has come to define this market. Even for bitcoin, though, last week was a ...
Plus500 Enables CFD Trading Support For XRP
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, more good news is coming Ripple's way. Plus500, a global leader in online trading platforms, has enabled XRP trading. More specifically, platform users can short or long XRP from now on. The platform already ...
Bitcoin Price at $5000 Is In Sight: Max Keiser
Bitcoin as a digital currency and digital gold is demonstrating an explosive increase in demand in various regions such as Japan and South Korea. Most recently, Japan's largest budget hotel chain Capsule Hotel, which is popular amongst travelers and ...
Blockchain Comes to East London With Colu Local Currency Launch
Launched by Israel-based blockchain startup Colu, the 'Local Pound, East London' currency is now available for area consumers and small businesses who want to boost the local economy. The digital currency is tied one-to-one to the national currency ...
£3.6 Million of Funding Towards New Blockchain Projects in the UK
Blockchain technology for Algorithmic Regulation And Compliance (BARAC) is the project with the highest funding, with a grant of £617,000, which will be examining how blockchain technology may overturn the current regulatory compliance system into a ...
Web 3.0: Ethereum will change everything
What is Ethereum? Ethereum is as revolutionary as Bitcoin but it was designed to run not only as a cryptocurrency but for any type of decentralized applications over a Blockchain (essentially a database of ledgers that is duplicated thousands of times ...
OBITS, the Decentralized Cryptocurrency from a Decentralized Exchange Platform
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could make a dent in the global economic system due to their decentralized nature, which not only made them trustworthy among the general public but also shielded them from the heavy hand of the governments and financial ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Approaching Break
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Approaching Break. Posted on 6:00 am June 20, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum ...
Comcast Says Marketers Can Make TV Ad Buys With Blockchain Tech
Comcast Advanced Advertising Group debuted a new platform at Cannes on Tuesday that it says lets brands make ad buys in local broadcast and streaming TV using blockchain technology. The platform allows marketers to anonymously match data sets with ...
Microsoft and Accenture develop blockchain ID system for refugees
(Image: Accenture). Accenture and Microsoft have developed a digital identity prototype using blockchain technology as part of a humanitarian project to provide legal ID to more than 1.1 billion people around the world, including 7 million refugees, by ...
Ripple Technical Analysis for 06/20/2017 – Longer-Term Trend Line
Meanwhile, XRPUSD could gain support from news that another cryptocurrency market maker will make use of Ripple technology. Rialto.AI is a cryptocurrency arbitrage platform that has yet to launch and will integrate XRP for cross-market trading. Ripple ...
AIG Issues First Insurance Policy Based on Blockchain Technology
American International Group, also known as AIG, has recently announced its issuance of Blockchain-based insurance policy. The insurance giant pilots the first multinational smart contract-based insurance policy using Blockchain in partnership with ...
If you're just tuning in to blockchain, here's a quick catch-up
Interest in blockchain technology — and its associated blockbuster fundraises — has really started to take off over the past month or so after a couple of years picking up speed. The first blockchain, the one that powers Bitcoin (now eight years old ...
Warning: Cryptocurrency Scams Are Posing as China's Central Bank
The People's Bank of China (PBoC) has issued a new warning alleging that cryptocurrency projects are misusing its name in an effort to defraud investors. Issued on 15th June, the announcement sought to make public the issue, while clarifying that the ...
ICO Analysis: Status Mobile Ethereum OS
Ethereum's base purpose goes beyond the simple movement of value on a public, trustless ledger. Ethereum includes a Turing-complete programming language which allows it to do much more. The decentralized platform, through use of the Mist browser ...
As Blockchain Acceptance Advances, Bitcoin & Ethereum Prices Soar
Ethereum Prices soar and could get on that list. It is somewhat difficult for Morgan Stanley to determine which is the most elite Fintech buzzword of late. “AI (artificial intelligence) and Blockchain have been among the buzzword elites the past couple ...
Bank of Thailand Governor Heralds Blockchain's Coming Impact
While short, the remarks are notable given the lack of public dialogue from the central bank on matters relating to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. In the past, the central bank has gone so far as to warn about the potential dangers of the technology ...