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IBM and National University of Singapore draft blockchain module fo...
IBM and National University of Singapore draft blockchain module fo...
Unocoin partners with PayU Biz for simple buying of bitcoins
To buy Bitcoin using Net Banking, Unocoin users will have to head onto "Buy Bitcoin" tab and choose 'Netbanking' as the mode of payment along with the required details and confirm the order. On successfully completing the transaction, the user will be ...
IBM and National University of Singapore draft blockchain module for fintech course
The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing and the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI), a part of IBM Research, are collaborating to jointly develop a module on financial technology, to better equip students with essential ...
Exclusive: Grayscale launches new Ethereum-focused investment trust
The investment fund is called the Ethereum Classic Investment Trust, according to a source close to the company who didn't want to be identified because the digital-currency focused fund is a private investment vehicle open only to high-net worth ...
Bitcoin Price Eyes New Highs Amid 90 Percent Plus SegWit Support
Bitcoin is targeting record highs as data suggests support for Segregated Witness (SegWit) could be as high as 91 percent. According to CoinMarketCap's Bitcoin price tracker, current conditions put the virtual currency at $1,277 at press time ...
How To Spot A Bitcoin Scam
Whenever something gets hot, the only guarantee is that scamsters will lock onto it like a heat-seeking missile. The virtual currency bitcoin is no exception. For those living off the grid, bitcoin is a digital currency. Its value, not backed by any ...
How To Spot A Bitcoin Scam
Whenever something gets hot, the only guarantee is that scamsters will lock onto it like a heat-seeking missile. The virtual currency Bitcoin is no exception. For those living off the grid, Bitcoin is a digital currency. Its value, not backed by any ...
Blockchains and Personal Data Protection Regulations Explained
Jacek Czarnecki is an attorney at Warsaw-based law firm Wardynski & Partners, where he specializes in areas including fintech, digital currencies and blockchain. In this opinion piece, Czarnecki discusses data protection laws in the EU, outlining in an ...
Hacked Indian Bank Moves Against Bitcoin in Court
As a result, the bank has now filed an application in the Indian courts for action against Bitcoin companies in India. It also called on the government to provide clarity on India's position on virtual currencies especially as “there are growing ...
Blockchain: The Next Mortgage Industry Shake-Up?
I believe blockchain will be the next big thing. While there were high hopes that e-signatures would be the solution that finally improves the process, the industry has been slow to adopt e-signatures as the core game-changing technology – and for good ...
Blockchain Technology Revolutionizing Automotive Industry: New 2017 Report - Research and Markets
Blockchain works on decentralized platforms. Transparency, elimination of third parties, cost reduction, micro-payments, cryptographic security, and immutability are the key benefits of blockchain solutions. Blockchain is expected to be one of the key ...
Bitcoin ETF Reconsidered by SEC, Ethereum ETF Version May Be Approved
The agency, meanwhile, stated that the Ethereum ETF is currently under active consideration. “The Commission is instituting proceedings pursuant to Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act11 to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or ...
Prague's cryptocurrency cafe: a perfect brew of beans and bitcoins
Prague has long been home to opulent coffeehouses, where everyone from Kafka to Einstein gathered to debate the burning issues of the day. Fast forward to the 21st century and the tradition of the coffeehouse as radical hub continues in the form of ...
Risk-Wary Banks Chill Bitcoin Market
At least three bitcoin exchanges have said in recent weeks that they can't process transactions in dollars, as global banks pull back from sectors they deem too risky. Hong Kong-based Bitfinex, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by market share, said ...
Bitcoin marches towards all-time high as SEC gives potential second shot to Winklevoss ETF
Bitcoin has risen around 2 percent in the past day, pushing towards its all-time high on renewed hope that U.S. regulators could approve a key trading product for the cryptocurrency. The price of Bitcoin against the dollar stood at around $1281.17 ...
Korean Bitcoin Exchange Yapizon Confirms $5 mln Hack, All Customers To Pay With Balances
South Korean exchange Yapizon has become the latest victim of hackers, reportedly losing 3,800 BTC in customer funds. In a notice on Saturday translated on social media, staff confirmed the theft of 3,831 Bitcoins, “equivalent to 37.08% of the total ...
BitPay Introduces A New Way To Conveniently Issue Bitcoin Refunds
One of the things the bitcoin ecosystem does not offer is a way to refund transactions. To be more specific, there is no really convenient way to do so. BitPay has been pondering this problem and come up with a potential solution. Any merchant using ...
Bitcoin prices are rising to 2017 highs on the potential for mass-adoption in India and Japan while hope for a ...
Bitcoin prices are rising to 2017 highs on the potential for mass-adoption in India and Japan while hope for a ...
Addio Bitcoin, nel deep web ora si paga con Monero e Zcash
Ma le cose stanno cambiando da quando nel lato oscuro della rete hanno scoperto Monero e Zcash: giovani valute virtuali, che dal punto di vista della privacy (o criminale, fate voi) sembrano offrire molte più garanzie del caro, vecchio bitcoin, che nel ...
DigitalX, Lateral seal Blockchain development partnership
DigitalX Ltd (ASX:DCC), a company for Blockchain-enhanced software solutions, keeps pushing into the distributed ledger technology space, as the company has earlier today announced a partnership with professional software developer Lateral. The key ...
Urgent Analysis: Bitcoin is at a Double Top + Ripple & Monero
Monero is also getting close to a 5th arc on a bear setup. Actually, my intuition suggests that this setup is too small, but it is a valid setup, so it should not be ignored out of hand. The 5th arc is there. It may take another day or two for ...
Blockchain App Humaniq's HMQ Token to be Traded on Six Exchanges
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, April 25 – Blockchain financial services app Humaniq announces deals for their HMQ cryptocurrency token to be traded initially on four exchanges. With their incredibly successful ICO almost finished, tokens will be ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 04/26/2017 – Steeper Short-Term Climb
Price is bouncing off the channel bottom and might be due for a climb to the resistance at the $1400 handle. Technical indicators are giving mixed signals at the moment so it's unclear whether bulls can stay in control or not. Bitcoin price continues ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – Can ETH/USD Hold This?
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – Can ETH/USD Hold This? Posted on 6:00 am April 25, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Trades Positive
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Trades Positive. Posted on 6:00 am April 24, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum ...
IBM's Principles of Enterprise Blockchain Adoption
The “Blockchain” is the latest “buzzword”. Almost all the top executives across various industries have heard about it, some have considered adopting it, and then there are those who would want to know more about it. IBM — the tech giant, involved in ...
Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin & DASH Analysis
Regular readers will know that we have been waiting several days for ETH to pass through an arc pair. As shown in the picture below, that has happened, and the asset broke upwards as soon as it was able to. This is a rather bullish development. The ...
US Regulators to Review Decision Denying Bitcoin ETF Filing
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plans to review its decision last month to block the listing of the first U.S. exchange-traded fund tracking the digital currency bitcoin, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday. A more-than-three-year effort ...
Blockchain Startup Gnosis to Freeze Tokens After Strong Sale
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After an initial digital currency sale that raised $12.5 million in just 12 minutes, blockchain startup Gnosis has decided to leave most of its remaining currency untouched for at least a year, co-founder Martin Koppelmann told ...
Ethereum Platform Aragon to Power “Next-Gen Decentralized Organizations”
Built on Ethereum, Aragon is a decentralized management platform specifically developed to disintermediate the creation and maintenance of companies, NGOs, foundations and other organizations all around the world. Co-founders Luis Cuende and Jorge ...
Blockchain startup Gnosis to freeze tokens after strong sale
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After an initial digital currency sale that raised $12.5 million in just 12 minutes, blockchain startup Gnosis has decided to leave most of its remaining currency untouched for at least a year, co-founder Martin Koppelmann told ...
Op Ed: A Contentious Hard Fork Isn't the Only Nightmare
Your nightmare is that the Bitcoin brand becomes so tarnished by the scaling debate that the general public, regulators, legislators and businesses decide that it's not wise to adopt it ... ever. As the debate rages, the public is hearing about it ...
SWIFT to Use Hyperledger for Joint Blockchain Payments Project
In a trial together with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon and others, SWIFT will seek to use the Blockchain to update its practices in an ever-evolving cross-border payments market. In its promotional literature, SWIFT, ...
Charlie Shrem: Hold At Least 10 Bitcoins, Can Buy House in 30 Years
A couple of weeks ago Bitcoin legend Charlie Shrem hosted a BlockShow Europe 2017 which was organized by Cointelegraph Events in partnership with Deloitte Germany, nexussquared and BlockPay. The event in Munich became the largest ...
US regulators to review decision blocking Bitcoin ETF's listing
Bitcoin presents a new set of risks to investors given its limited adoption and a number of massive cybersecurity breaches affecting bitcoin owners, among others. The Reuters photo shows a bitcoin sticker on the window of a convenience store in Los ...
Bitcoin carries digital-currency market capitalization past $30 billion
Bitcoin and most of its largest rivals have appreciated sharply since the beginning of the year as investors turn to cryptocurrencies as a hedge against traditional assets like stocks, said Charles Hayter, founder and chief executive of CryptoCompare ...
SEC to Review Last Month's Bitcoin Ruling
The Securities and Exchange Commission intends to review last month's ruling that denied Bitcoin, a digital currency, to list as the first U.S. exchange-traded fund built to track the currency, Reuters reports. Bitcoin traded higher by 1.7% to $1275.14 ...
Monero Price Analysis - The Battle for US$20 Support Is In Effect
Monero holders will be more than pleased with the way things are evolving right now. The price per XMR has climbed back above the US$20 mark and is well underway to hit US$20.5 in the coming days. This sudden turn of events comes on the heels of a ...
South Korea is Ready to Test Blockchain, Selects Insurance Company For Pilot Experiments
Kyobo Life, one of the largest insurance providers in the country, was selected by the South Korean government as the major operator of its Blockchain project. Kyobo is expected to facilitate tests and pilot experiments with the South Korean government ...
Best Ethereum Wallets (2017 Update) - 5 Options Reviewed
Ethereum, the blockchain platform that allows smart contracts, is becoming more and more popular. Since the beginning of 2017 the price has spiked from $8.22 to around $50. I've covered how to buy Ethereum in a previous post but that's only part of the ...