Blockchain News

Blockchain Could Change the Way You Pay Taxes
Blockchain. It's a buzz word that you haven't heard the last of, and that's scary to some people. It took years for most of us to begin to truly understand bitcoin. Now, try to process that bitcoin is simply the first large-scale application of the ...
How Can Users Securely Withdraw and Store Bitcoin Cash
Only a handful of Bitcoin wallet platforms and exchanges are supporting Bitcoin Cash deposits and withdrawals. Bitcoin users who received Bitcoin Cash (BCH) after the Aug. 1 hard fork can utilize secure wallet platforms from Trezor, BTC.com and BitGo ...
The 'reverse ICO': How existing businesses will start tokenizing
The amount of money generated by the Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) of blockchain-based companies is astounding. In July alone, ICOs generated $500 million of funding, bringing the all-time total to over $1.6 billion. That doesn't even include August ...
Swiss digital asset exchange buys US wallet maker in all-bitcoin deal
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swiss digital currency exchange ShapeShift AG said on Wednesday it has acquired Seattle-based KeepKey Holder LLC, a maker of devices known as digital wallets, in an all-bitcoin deal. Financial terms were undisclosed. KeepKey's ...
Can blockchain satisfy GDPR's user data protection requirements for targeted ads?
If latency is solved, blockchain could act as a kind of automatic governor on targeted ad campaigns. A specially-crafted blockchain layer could be called during the regular ad-buying and delivery process of, say, a supply-side platform (SSP), perhaps ...
Bitcoin ticks higher following pullback from record
Bitcoin BTCUSD, +5.29% touched an all-time high of $4,483.55 on Tuesday, following a record close at $4,382.74 on Monday, according to Coindesk. Following a slight pullback, the price of bitcoin was last up 2.6% at $4,315.41, after touching an intraday ...
Russia's Rosstandart Working To Establish Blockchain Standards
On August 11, 2017, Russia's Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Russian: Rosstandart) announced the formation of a technical committee (TC) to standardize blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Sergei Anatolyevich ...
Investor Naval Ravikant Wants to Disrupt Twitter With Blockchain 'XPRIZE'
An early investor in Twitter is seeking to fund a blockchain alternative to the popular social media platform. In new remarks to CoinDesk, Naval Ravikant, the co-founder of AngelList, revealed he intends to sponsor a prize that will be awarded to ...
Disgraced US Secret Service agent coughs to second Bitcoin heist
An ex-Secret Service agent who stole Bitcoins from the Silk Road dark web drugs bazaar he was supposed to be investigating has admitted stealing even more sacks of the digital currency. Shaun Bridges, who is already serving a six-year sentence for ...
Can Swarm Fund Help The Cryptocurrency Market Finally Enter The Mainstream?
I thought about Moore recently when pondering the pitch of a new organization in the cryptocurrency market: Swarm Fund, which is holding an initial coin offering (ICO) on September 7. Founded by early thinkers and adopters in digital currency, Swarm ...
Bitcoin Is Forking. Again.
Just a few years ago it seemed like bitcoin was a singular force, which in retrospect was incredibly naive since it's open source tech managed by a bunch of fighting nerds. After a years-long debate about how best to speed up the bitcoin network failed ...
Japan Might Be Driving Factor For Recent Bitcoin Price Rally: Reasons & Trends
Over the past few months, through previous coverages, Cointelegraph emphasized the importance of the Japanese Bitcoin industry to the Bitcoin exchange market in Asia. Earlier this week, many analysts and financial news networks including CNBC have ...
A Look At The Potential Blockchain Holds For The Mortgage Industry
Immutability, decentralization, and transparency are some of the characteristics which have attracted entities across industries to explore the potential of blockchain technology. Although most projects initiated by enterprises are in the trial phase ...
ATB Coin: 2nd Stage of ICO Starts
The beginning of the second stage of the ICO is scheduled for 8 am on August 15, EST, New York (GMT-4). Crowdsale of the innovative technological cryptocurrency will last 15 days. At each of the three stages of The crowdsale, investors will be able to ...
Opinion: How you can make easy money from the bitcoin bubble
These digital currencies may be rubbish — more on that below — but it looks like we're in big, fat bitcoin bubble right now. If so, there is seriously easy money to be made. Bitcoin BTCUSD, +3.57% shrugged off a crash in July and is now setting new ...
CULedger Credit Union Consortium Launches Blockchain Services Business
The blockchain initiative backed by a group of US credit unions has formed a new full-fledged service organization dedicated to the tech. CULedger encompasses dozens of credit unions that, as previously reported by CoinDesk, are seeking to use ...
Satoshi Cycle: Interest in Bitcoin Raises Price, Which Raises Interest
As Bitcoin price rises, it comes out of the shadows with more people googling the digital currency, and from that rise in interest the price seems to rise again, and so on and so on in what has been coined the “Satoshi cycle.” Chris Burniske, a Bitcoin ...
ICO Analysis: ICOBOX (ICOS)
Continuing our series of ICOs which are geared toward ICOs (or meta-ICOs, as this author likes to call them), today we review the ICOBOX ICO. ICOBOX, as you may know, is an Eastern European shop which will set up a company with an ICO from start to ...
Zen Protocol is the next step for cryptocurrency smart-contracts
Zen Protocol (ZP) came out of stealth mode earlier this month to present an alternative to Ethereum. ZP is a platform designed to make moving Bitcoin and other assets with smart-contracts easier, more efficient, and friendlier to noobs where it matters ...
Sentara Healthcare, Old Dominion to develop real-world blockchain metrics
Norfolk, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare and nearby Old Dominion University have teamed up to test the mettle of the blockchain digital ledger tool and assess its ability to protect the integrity of personal health data in the cloud. The project ...
Canada Approves First Cryptocurrency Sale in Property Rights Shake-Up
Produced with digital encryption techniques, cryptocurrencies like Montreal-based impak Coin allow users to create their own money supply - with potentially significant impacts for how wealth and property rights are controlled. Impak Coin has already ...
Cryptocurrency Exchange ShapeShift Acquires Bitcoin Wallet Startup
Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has acquired the bitcoin hardware wallet startup KeepKey, the two firms announced today. ShapeShift will continue to use the KeepKey brand and its staff will stay on to continue working on the hardware product line, ...
Blockchain May Give Rise To Even Smarter B2B Marketplaces
Does blockchain mean boom or bust for existing B2B networks? On one hand, blockchain -- a series of open and global distributed ledgers -- promises to smooth and validate the interactions that take place between organizations and their customers, ...
Bitcoin's Next Battle May Already Be Looming
Hi everyone, it's Yuji from Tokyo. I've been writing about the trials and tribulations of bitcoin for more than a year. The recent bitcoin civil war has been an ugly, highly politicized affair, with each side trying to manipulate the media and tilt ...
What is Plasma and How Will It Strengthen the Ethereum Blockchain?
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin recently announced Plasma, a scaling infrastructure that will help the Ethereum blockchain handle much larger data sets than is currently possible. For this and other reasons, future cryptocurrency historians will ...
PayThink Community banks stand to gain from blockchain — if they work together
Blockchain is poised to disrupt financial services and beyond. For community bankers, this is a good thing so long as we start thinking about the ways we can benefit from distributed ledger technology sooner rather than later. In some respects, this ...
AMD Releases New Software Package for Cryptocurrency Mining
Graphics card (GPU) maker AMD is rolling out a new software driver geared specifically toward cryptocurrency mining. As detailed on its website, the "Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute" is described as a beta-level ...
After Bitcoin, Swiss Bank Becomes First To Offer Bitcoin Cash, Altcoins
Swiss financial institution Falcon Private Bank has become the country's first financial institution to add Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin to its offering. In a press release issued today, Zurich-based Falcon, which made headlines last month with ...
Could Cryptocurrencies Replace Cash?
At the beginning of the cryptocurrency boom, Bitcoin seemed to be the unquestioned leader. Up until early this year, Bitcoin accounted for the vast majority of the industry's market capitalization; then, in a span of just weeks, Ethereum, Ripple, and ...
Cash is dead, smart refrigerators manage grocery budgets and drones deliver what you buy: This is the future ...
Cash is dead, smart refrigerators manage grocery budgets and drones deliver what you buy: This is the future ...
More Evidence that Cryptocurrencies Are a Bubble?
Given the flurry of news about cryptocurrencies over the past several months, it's difficult not to get excited at the prospect of quick profits. The industry has grown exponentially, topping $120 billion in total market cap after many of the leading ...
NVIDIA CEO Believes Cryptocurrencies Have Longevity
Since the beginning of the year, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have skyrocketed in value, adding billions in market cap and increasing in value by huge factors. The precipitous growth of the industry has been so pronounced, in fact, that ...
Spanish blockchain experts warn of dangerous bubble in ICO funding
Blockchain: the fever of the ICOs must be brought down. This form of funding, which allows small business to reach millions via blockchain and cryptocurrencies, is facing a dangerous bubble driven by speculation. An old saying in investment states that ...
Brief Overview of China's Cryptocurrency Mining: Capital, Costs, Earnings
Cryptocurrency mining, like other forms of businesses, needs capital to start and runs at an operation cost. Briefly, the startup cost includes the building, facilities and mining equipment. On the other hand, the operation cost primarily includes ...
China's Biggest Blockchain Gains its First DApp as AdEx Joins NEO
AdEx, a Blockchain-based ad exchange announced it is teaming up with the NEO Smart Contracts System. NEO, which is often dubbed the “Chinese Ethereum” bills itself as the Blockchain for the new “smart economy” and has recently been on a tear up the ...
From UFC To Fighting Fake News With Cryptocurrency
In return for posting verified information, users will earn onG-Coins, an original cryptocurrency that rewards truth and seeks to block the spread of fake news. That idea caught on with Adrian Rosenbusch, a former UFC cutman who signed a sponsorship ...
Why Bitcoin, Cryptos Aren't Gold
As humans, we're always looking for signals, particularly from markets. Are stocks likely to decline or rise? Will interest rates drop? What about the value of the dollar? When it comes to cryptocurrencies, the same questions nag at us: Bitcoin, for ...
New Ethereum Transaction Record Outperforms Bitcoin by a Margin of Nearly 10%
A lot of people are keeping an eye on Bitcoin these days, for obvious reasons. However, it is not the only major cryptocurrency on people's radar. Ethereum is also showing a lot of positive signs these days. In fact, the popular altcoin has set a new ...
PayPal Ex-COO: Bitcoin, Crypto Fulfilling Our Original Vision
PayPal hit the news regarding cryptocurrency for less favorable reasons this week as Bitcoin overtook the company's $70 bln market cap for the first time in history. During its early years, however, Sacks says the plan all along was to freeze out the ...
Bitcoin Down $100 as Price Seeks Support Above $4000
At press time, average bitcoin prices were down just over $120 across major exchanges, declining from an opening value of $4,204 at 0:00 UTC to $4,080. The drop comes a day after the bitcoin price shed $178 in value on Tuesday, declining from $4,382 to ...