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Hyperinflation Leads to Greater Bitcoin Use in Venezuela
Recently, we reported on bitcoin activity in Russia. Now common knowledge, bitcoin usage has long been demoralized in the land of hammers and sickles. Those who indulge in the benefits of digital currency are faced with the prospects of prison time and ...
Blockchain Could Reshape Finance Admin, UK Risk Assessors Say
Various offices within the UK government have begun a variety of initiatives focused on blockchain, including efforts to fund projects as part of its broader commitment to technological innovation. Earlier this summer, the UK agency in charge of its ...
Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain episode 5 explores the ...
Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain episode 5 explores the ...
The Next Step to Improve Bitcoin's Flexibility, Scalability and Privacy Is Called MAST
The soon-to-be proposed Segregated Witness soft fork is set to extend Bitcoin's potential in several ways. One potentially promising innovation enabled by “SegWit” is MAST, an abbreviation for Merkelized Abstract Syntax Trees. While mainly designed to ...
Is the Time Finally Ripe for Bitcoin Remittances in Africa?
When the words Bitcoin and Africa appear in a sentence, the word remittance usually follows. When Bitcoin first hit the mainstream in 2013, its low-cost money transfer feature was hailed as the solution to the overly expensive remittance costs charged ...
Merits of an Ethereum-Based Stack Overflow-Like Platform
Earlier this week, a new Ethereum-based Stack Overflow-like platform called WEIWARDit to enable users to submit and answer questions for incentives. In essence, the WEIWARDit team believes its platform is the combination of Ethereum, Quora, Reddit, and ...
Ethereum to Hardfork
Ethereum's community has reached a general understanding that the best way to move forward and address the month long dos of the network is a quick hardfork. A matter of urgency has been added following a recent backlog of more than 12,000 ...
Bitcoin Training for Foreign Embassy Officers, Says John Kerry
While fleeting in his comments, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has hinted that the government plans to train officers in embassies around the world about bitcoin. Bitcoin may soon be a part of the curriculum imparted on foreign service officers ...
'Bitcoin Billionaire' Dungeons & Bitcoins Update Introduces New Pets and New Time Travel System
The best game about tapping to mine bitcoins while also traveling through time, Bitcoin Billionaire [Free], has just gotten a big update with a new era to mine bitcoins in. The Dungeons and Bitcoins update will put you through a vaguely-familiar ...
Zebpay Aims to Secure $5 mln, Increase Bitcoin Mainstream Adoption in India
At the time, Zebpay's goal was to establish 25,000 active users, which was substantially high considering the premature Bitcoin infrastructure and industry in India. Within 10 months, the Zebpay team reached a 100,000 active user milestone, with a ...
UN Considers Blockchain in Search for Sustainability Solutions
Blockchain is set to be discussed at a United Nations (UN) meeting on sustainable development today. According to a UN agenda, the meeting in New York will focus on how private-public partnerships could use blockchain (among other tools) to achieve ...
Ethereum's Blockchain | Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E5
The blockchain project that has gotten the most traction is Ethereum. Led by the enigmatic Vitalik Buterin and a constellation of coders and venture capitalists, Ethereum could one day run the world. But the recent hack of its Decentralized Autonomous ...
Could Bitcoin Be the Future of Blockchain Post Trade?
Conventional thinking about blockchain technology's use in stock markets may be wrong, according to one academic. The argument was put forward by Professor David Yermack, chairman of the finance department at New York University, this week at ...
Time to Take a Look at Ethereum Again
Today we are going to look at Ethereum's daily chart. First, let's construct a 34 candle bull setup from the period that started the bull run in Jan 2016: 5a. We can see that the market is respecting this setup by observing that the market reversed ...
Blockchain Stock Market Startup Funderbeam Raises $2.6 Million
A startup headquartered in London that uses blockchain tech to power a next-generation stock market has raised $2.6m in new venture funding. Thomson Reuters, Draper Associates and IQ Capital were among those that invested in the funding round for ...
Fintech: Over 8 million Bitcoin wallets left inaccessible as Blockchain.info hit with DNS hijack
Blockchain.info, one of the most popular online Bitcoin wallet services in the world, was forced to take its service offline this week (12 October) after suffering a DNS hijack that left its 8 million-strong userbase vulnerable to cyberattack. The ...
SEC Wants To Hear From You On Bitcoin ETF
The Securities and Exchange Commission is still not sure whether to approve the first bitcoin ETF, the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust (COIN), and is now seeking more input from the public. COIN has been stuck in the regulatory pipeline for more than two ...
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A startup is now in trials with a novel design for Internet of Things nodes targeting industrial uses. Filament wrote its own mesh networking protocol to significantly expand the range of LoRa networks and tapped the Bitcoin ...
Vitalik Buterin Confirms Another Ethereum Hard Fork, With Geth Failing To Prevent DoS Attacks
“Come at me Bro (1.4.15),” and the latest “Poolaid (v1.4.17),” the Ethereum development team has struggled to mitigate the DoS attacks and transaction spam attacks.rmed the execution of the EIP150 hard fork, which will be designed to automatically ...
R3 Blockchain Consortium Sees First Russian Member in Payments ...
R3 Blockchain Consortium Sees First Russian Member in Payments ...
SEC Seeks More Comments on Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking additional public feedback as it weighs whether to approve a bid to launch a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) by investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. The decision to open up the ...
Ask The Doctor To Start Accepting Bitcoin As Payment
Canadian startup Ask The Doctor announced Ask The Doctor To Start Accepting Bitcoin As Payment on Wednesday (Oct. 12) it is now accepting bitcoin as a new way to further help protect its patients' privacy. In a press release, the company said that ...
P2P Bitcoin Transactions Increase in Venezuela and Russia
Venezuelans have been acquiring bitcoin mainly through the Bitcoin exchange SurBitcoin, in addition to using LocalBitcoins or conducting private peer to peer transactions, with those whose skills lend themselves to working online, freelance writers ...
Blockchain Revolution in Russia: Bank of Russia Tests Masterchain
Head of Innovations at the Bank Otkritie, Alexey Blagirev said that rapid development of Blockchain technology suggested an innovative method of communication between banks to receive the latest information about customers and check it with partners if ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Here We Go!
Action overnight in the bitcoin price served up plenty of volatility, and we had a pretty good time riding in and out of the markets according to the rules of our predefined strategy yesterday evening. With the action overnight having completed, we now ...
Russian Payments Service Provider Qiwi Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium
Publicly traded Russian payments service provider Qiwi (NASDAQ: QIWI) has joined the R3 blockchain consortium to collaborate on the design and application of the technology to the financial markets. QIWI is the first company from Russia to join R3's ...
Bitcoin Awakens Event Series Partners with the Central Texas Food Bank
AUSTIN, TX – Austin based event company Cyberfunks Alliance (“Cyberfunks”) is pleased to announce their partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank (“Food Bank”) for their inaugural event series, Bitcoin Awakens, which will be held in Austin, TX on ...
Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – ETC's Big Picture ...
Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – ETC's Big Picture ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH Another Breakout Attempt
Ethereum price fell yesterday back towards the $11.50 versus the US Dollar, but somehow buyers managed to protect the downside move. There was a nice upside move in ETH/USD, taking it above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the ...
Bitcoin Price Makes Huge Gains as Chinese Yuan Crashes
The bitcoin price has risen by $21 since our last price piece. The joy is spreading throughout the digital currency community, and enthusiasts are feeling the love. Some analysts seem to think that the fall of the Chinese yuan is responsible for this ...
Big Four consultancy Deloitte likes blockchain for loyalty rewards programmes
The report is one in a series on blockchain use cases produced by Deloitte Center for Financial Services. Ian Allison. By Ian Allison. October 13, 2016 00:44 BST. Deloitte is leading the 'Big 4' in blockchain researchReuters. We have noticed you are ...
So, It Looks Like Ethereum is Going to Have to Fork Again...
So, It Looks Like Ethereum is Going to Have to Fork Again...
The Russian Bitcoin Ban Plan is on Indefinite Hold
The Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation has now stated that the spread of bitcoin in Russia does not represent a threat the country's financial ecosystem, at its current rate of adoption. As such, the plan to ban the cryptocurrency is now ...
Blockchain to reinvigorate loyalty programmes - Deloitte
Distributed ledger technology has the potential to revitalise loyalty rewards programmes by replacing fragmented and clunky systems that depend on centralised administration with a trustless, digitised interlinked network, argues a new report from ...
Using Blockchain to Protect Against Data Tampering | Computerworld
Blockchain technology began as a validating technology for bitcoin digital currency. It created a record of digital events distributed across different participants or ...
Ethereum Classic's Price Crashes as Network Comes Under Attack
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Ethereum Classic lost more than 10% of its value today with price standing just above $1 as the network comes under sustained dos attack. The ...
Central Banks Explore Blockchains: Why Digital Dollars, Pounds Or Yuan Could Be A Reality In 5 Years
Blockchains were discussed back in June at a blockchain- and fintech-focused forum hosted by the Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and attended by central banks from over 90 countries. Last week, in a speech at the ...
Japan to Drop 8% Bitcoin Sales Tax
The country's Financial Services Agency – its top finance regulator – along with the Ministry of Finance are deliberating on a possible exemption, according to regional news service Nikkei. Bitcoin purchases in Japan are currently subject to an 8 ...
Blockchain technology may help secure the nuclear weapons of the future
It turns out Kim Dotcom isn't the only one looking to leverage the distributed database system known as Blockchain for something other than its original purpose. While he might be using it to create a new micro-transaction infused file- sharing system ...
Bitcoin Bull Market is Still Intact
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. In the past few days, we have focused on the long term chart of Bitcoin. We have a reasonable degree of confidence that the long-term trend ...