Blockchain News

HIT Think Why blockchain offers a fresh approach to interoperability
Going forward, you're going to hear a lot more about blockchain in healthcare because it is already used worldwide by other major industries and has unprecedented security benefits. The secret sauce of blockchain is that hacking one block in the chain ...
DAO Manager Aragon Gets Alpha Release
Aragon, a administrative platform for decentralized organizations built on ethereum, has released a new alpha client for testing. Unveiled in February, Aragon aims to provide a means for establishing governance mechanisms for decentralized autonomous ...
Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Demand Users to Explain Sources of Funds
Users of Huobi, one of the two Bitcoin exchanges flagged by the People's Bank of China for weak Know Your Customer, hereinafter KYC and Anti-Money Laundering, hereinafter AML systems, were asked to specify the origins of their funds, bank transfer ...
Ethereum Price Analysis: March 15 - 21
Thus, Bloq has signaled joining the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. It is a good enough reason for widespread speculative activity, followed by big sell deals. But Ethereum price has fortified above the $30 mark where big buy deals were made earlier. All ...
Jackson pastor convicted in Bitcoin scheme
NEW YORK - A Jackson pastor let a ring Bitcoin scammers launder its money through his credit union in exchange for bribes, a federal jury decided Friday. The jury found Trevón Gross, pastor at Hope Cathedral in Jackson and former chairman of the ...
Monero Price Analysis – Heading Down before The Next Leg Up
After a few days filled with optimism, it appears Monero's value is heading down once again. This is rather surprising, as yesterday's trend seemed to indicate reaching a value of US$25 per XMR was a matter of mere hours. Things have taken a turn for ...
Coinbase has added margin trading to its bitcoin exchange ...
Coinbase has added margin trading to its bitcoin exchange ...
Ethereum Developers Publish Roadmap for EVM Upgrade
A plan to build a new version of the ethereum virtual machine (EVM) is moving ahead. A group of developers is working to replace the existing EVM – which enables the utilization of scripts on ethereum – with one built on the WebAssembly, or wasm, ...
Blockchain Startup Humaniq Launches London Office
LONDON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Blockchain 'banking for the bankless' project Humaniq has opened up a London office, growing and internationalising their team of banking, finance, business and humanitarian experts in advance of their ...
Tech Update: IBM's Blockchain, Amazon's Alexa, Facebook's Building 8
IBM (NYSE:IBM) has formally launched its previously disclosed Blockchain-as-a-Service offering, targeting developers of emerging blockchain technologies for enterprise users. Additionally, it confirmed it is working with SecureKey Technologies to ...
Bitcoin's fake news problem
Bitcoin was designed to be self limiting and scarce so as to endow it with value. But the limitation wasn't just applied to the number of coins in circulation, it was also applied to the number of transactions/data that can be processed in any given ...
Blockchain Is Helping Us Feed the World's Hungriest Families
The World Food Programme (WFP) is using the Ethereum blockchain to securely and transparently distribute cash assistance to the hungry. The WFP's pilot program, Building Blocks, is demonstrating how blockchain can empower humanitarian organizations ...
Sell and Short: Bitcoin Traders Are Preparing for a Possible Fork
Traders are reducing their exposure to bitcoin ahead of what they say is the increasing likelihood that its network could split into two competing blockchains with two separate assets. In conversation with CoinDesk, a wide range of traders are ...
Monero cryptocurrency doubled in price in March and is being used more widely on dark net markets
Monero, a cryptocurrency designed for anonymity and security, doubled in price over the last month to around $23 while other digital currencies, including bitcoin, saw a mixed month. One reason for Monero's recent success: Cybercriminals intrigued by ...
Bitcoin Scaling: Voorhees Says Algo Change “Absurd” And “Reckless”
ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees has hit out at suggestions that changing Bitcoin's algorithm is an effective way of resolving its scaling problem. In a tweet on Monday, Voorhees branded the idea as “the most absurd and reckless thing I've heard in the ...
Japan Exchange Blockchain Consortium Grows to 26 Members
Twenty-six companies and organizations are taking part in a blockchain consortium spearheaded by the Japan Exchange Group (JPX). The capital markets infrastructure-focused project was announced last November, with the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the ...
Blockchain the perfect data protection tool for banks using mainframes
This powerful software has emerged from its point of origin to be the toast of the online security community, with giants such as HSBC and Bank of America looking to leverage blockchain to keep their data safe. Fortune predicts 15 percent of banks will ...
Zcash vs Monero vs Dash
Anonymous themed cryptocurrencies have become all the hype in recent months. Various projects are working towards achieving this goal moving forward, each one providing a unique implementations of untraceable transactions. Dash, Monero, and Zcash ...
Bitcoin Withdrawals Expected to Resume As Chinese Exchanges Ask Users For Funds Info
Chinese Bitcoin investors have renewed trading activities on alternative resources such as LocalBitcoins over the past week ahead of likely regulatory movements. LocalBitcoins trading remains unregulated in China, the market setting constant new highs ...
Nevada Lawmaker Moves to Block Taxes on Blockchain Transactions
A new bill filed in the Nevada Senate would, if passed, prevent local authorities from imposing fees or taxes on the use of a blockchain. Nevada Senate Bill 398, filed yesterday and introduced by Senator Ben Kieckhefer, seeks in part to create a legal ...
IBM launches cloud-based blockchain service for Linux Hyperledger Fabric
On Monday, IBM launched what it is billing as the “first enterprise-ready” blockchain service. The new tool, based on the Linux Foundation's open-source Hyperledger Fabric, allows developers to build and host secure blockchain networks on the company's ...
Public vs. Private Blockchains, Govtech, Bitcoin Adoption: Tallinn Conference Aftermath
On March 9, Tallinn hosted a Blockchain-related conference, which became the largest one ever organized in the Baltic states. Despite the fact that technology and its main derivative, Bitcoin, still seem to be alien to a majority of people, the event ...
Blockchain Is Bubbling Up As A Solution To The Supply Chain's Transparency Woes
Ad tech has a transparency problem. Some are pointing to blockchain as a possible answer. It's fairly easy for fraudsters or an ill-intentioned party to weasel their way into a programmatic transaction, said Ken Brook, CEO and co-founder of metaX, ...
Bitcoin China launches Mobi wallet
Bitcoin China (BTCC) recently announced the launch of Mobi, a multicurrency wallet for smartphones running iOS and Android. In addition to allowing conversion between an unprecedented 154 currencies, the wallet offers instant money transfers to any ...
BTCC CEO Bobby Lee On Why The Chinese Probably Aren't Using Bitcoin To Evade Capital Controls
Bobby Lee is chief executive of BTCC, one of the world's longest-running cryptocurrency exchanges. He got into bitcoin early through his brother, Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, the cryptocurrency often called digital silver, as opposed to ...
Threat or Opportunity? Blythe Masters Talks Blockchain Jobs Impact
In the world of blockchain, 'increased efficiency' is becoming the euphemism used to address what could be a decline in jobs brought about by the technology. With billions of dollars expected to be saved every year by moving transactions to blockchains ...
Bitcoin is roaring back
Bitcoin is higher for a second straight day on Tuesday, trading up 3% at $1072 per coin as of 7:28 a.m. ET. The tw0-day win streak has tacked on about 13% and follows a Wall Street Journal report out over the weekend suggesting the cryptocurrency's ...
Bitcoin Stabilizes After 3-Day Nosedive
The newswire also said that there have been disputes centering around the “blocks” in which bitcoin trades. That may leave the door open for inroads to be made by ether and other rival currencies. The former currency, ether, has tripled in value over ...
Blockchain Technology and Solutions Market, 2022
This research examines the technology, leading companies, and solutions in the evolving Blockchain ecosystem. The report evaluates current and anticipated use cases for Blockchain and assesses the market potential globally, regionally, and segmented by ...
Bitcoin City Liberstad To Begin Development After Bitcoin Property Presale
The “private city,” for which a land sale has run since 2015 and requires a certain uptake to be reached by June this year, paid for in either Bitcoin or Norwegian krone, will feature full freehold property ownership, public services and other ...
Why Expedia, Airbnb, Booking.com Don't Accept Bitcoin Yet
"Bitcoin is a great example of how Expedia is investing early in an array of payment options to give our customers and partners more choice in the ways they interact with us,” expedia.com told Coindesk. “Customers simply indicate Bitcoin as their ...
Mobile Blockchain Banking Startup Humaniq Opens London Office
Blockchain banking startup Humaniq has opened up a new office in London, expanding its international team that until now mainly operated in Moscow and Luxembourg. It was launched to further the reach of Humaniq across the global fintech ecosystem and ...
IBM Releases a Beta Blockchain Service for Enterprises
IBM announced a beta release of IBM Blockchain, an enterprise blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric. The service enables developers to build production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud, underpinned by the IBM ...
Aborted ENS Launch Marks Latest Setback for Ethereum Apps
Armed with a countdown clock and a big vision, the Ethereum Name System (ENS) was perhaps one of the most-anticipated projects on the network to date – notable in that it was briefly launched on the main network and that development was led by ...
Price Analysis of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero and Dash
Notwithstanding that brief drop last night on kraken (What the hell was that? Did someone fat-finger an order????) it seems that the 4 hour chart is going to close above the 1st arc. If so, this will be both a buy signal on the the Gann chart, and also ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Buy Dips
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Buy Dips. Posted on 6:00 am March 21, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ethereum ...
Could blockchain be the operating system of the cities of the future?
Take blockchain and the sharing economy as an example. Bringing these two forces together can potentially disrupt established companies like Uber and Airbnb. The success of these companies is largely due to their ability to make use of existing assets ...
What's Holding Up the Global Adoption of Bitcoin?
Ever since Bitcoin was released as open-source software in 2009, it's been held up as being the revolutionary cryptocurrency that's going to overthrow the tyranny of big banks, multinational corporations, and government institutions. But whilst March ...
Blockchain development in Australia overseen by eight regulatory bodies
Fintech startups and financial institutions looking to develop blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) in Australia may be required to meet regulatory requirements laid out by eight separate government bodies. Currently, the Australian ...
ThePiachu's fourth year of /r/Bitcoin moderation
This mod reshuffle has been due to the alleged discussion between Coinbase and Reddit CEOs about removal of Theymos from the /r/Bitcoin mod team. Our top mod reshuffled the team to ensure BashCo would be the first in line in case Thaymos gets ...