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Blockchain Startup Contest – Call for applications
And the concept does not necessarily have to use Blockchain technology, but you should enrich the ecosystem of decentralized technologies, e.g. by improving the robustness of the network (e.g. Parity while DDoS attack on Geth), or by using existing ...
Bitcoin Mining is a Family Business for This Father and Son
In Raleigh, North Carolina, a father-and-son team are bucking the trend of industrial bitcoin mining. Bitcoin mining is a highly energy intensive process in which competing parties race to add the next block or batch of transactions to the blockchain ...
Credit Unions Turn to Blockchain Amid Increasing Competition
A less-discussed type of financial entity, the credit union service organization (CUSO), has emerged as an unlikely – but significant – player in the industry's CU Ledger blockchain initiative. In fact, to say that the involvement of CUSOs in broader ...
Keene Residents Listen to a Bitcoin Radio Ad Campaign
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Keene, New Hampshire launched a local bitcoin radio ad campaign today in a bid to empower local bitcoin owners so that they can keep more from ...
Bitcoin Price: Markets Still Set for Rally After Sustained Highs
Staff opinion: We believe the markets will sustain current bitcoin prices in the $610-$620 range for the time being, possibly sparking a rally in the next days or weeks that will push the price to a level near current technical indicators. Once that ...
Bitcoin Services Unaffected By Turkey Restricting Internet Access
A bigger question is whether or not the Turkish government will block access to Bitcoin platforms in the future. It is becoming evident they want nothing more than wall-off the Internet as China is doing. Since Bitcoin is a global financial ecosystem ...
Jaxx Blockchain Wallet Adds Decentralized Prediction Cryptocurrency Augur
Decentral, creators of the universal blockchain wallet Jaxx, has announced a partnership with the Ethereum-powered prediction market Augur integrating its currency, REP. Revealed in early 2015 and crowdfunded through the sale of its token, Augur aims ...
All 4 Games partners with EverdreamSoft and blockchain sensation Spells of Genesis
Channel 4's All 4 Games partners with blockchain sensation Spells of Genesis. EverdreamSoft and Channel 4 video game publisher to bring blockchain-based mobile trading card game to broader audience. Ian Allison. By Ian Allison. October 10, 2016 09:00 ...
Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – ETC Remains Lifeless
Ethereum classic price did not move much during the past two days against the US Dollar. There was a push below the 0.00182BTC support, but the price found bids near 0.00180BTC. There is a new small bearish trend line formed on the hourly chart of ...
Indian bitcoin wallet provider Zebpay raising $4-5 million Series B round
Indian bitcoin wallet provider Zebpay (Zeb Ventures Pte Ltd.) is said to be in talks to raise a $4-5 million Series B round. According to reports, the company is talking to a number of Indian investors along with “a US-based venture capital fund which ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH May Extend The Downside
Ethereum price remained under heavy selling pressure against the US Dollar this past week. I mentioned in the last couple of analysis that selling should be a preferred option in the short term. It did work, as the price after a minor correction ...
Historic Bitcoin Local Radio Ad Campaign Launches in Keene!
The Shire Free Church launched our Bitcoin Vending Machines in Keene and Manchester with the intention of spreading Bitcoin in furtherance of our mission to foster peace. With both machines now fully paid for, phase two of our outreach project has ...
Financial institutions investigate Blockchain in leading investment fund country
Scorechain is a Luxembourg-based bitcoin and blockchain solutions startup that entered the market with the release of the mobile bitcoin wallet, Yallet, last year. The company has since pivoted towards blockchain analytics, raising US$570,000 along the ...
Zebpay looks to raise $5m for Bitcoins
BENGALURU: Bitcoin wallet startup Zebpay is in talks to secure Series-A funding of $4-5 million and expects to close the investment by next month, according to one of its founders Saurabh Agrawal. Agrawal said the company is in talks with several ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 10/10/2016 – Ascending Triangle Pattern
The chart pattern is approximately $15 tall so the resulting breakout could take bitcoin price up by the same amount. Similarly, a break below the triangle support at $610 could lead to a $15 drop. Price has recently found support at the dynamic ...
Blockchain gains currency beyond the financial world
The financial world's excitement over adopting the cryptocurrency Bitcoin has undoubtedly see-sawed ever since the code was first released on 9 January 2009 by a person who assumed the name, Satoshi Nakamoto ( (link) 21pI0gT). However, there is ...
Bitcoin Regulations, Not a Hard Nut to Crack
The increasing usage of Bitcoin and blockchain technology in today's economy is posing a challenge to the governments. With the current legal and regulatory environment set to address the issues related to conventional economic systems, governments are ...
Why Weight? Bitcoin Scaling is Moving Beyond Block Size
That statement, by Cornell's Emin Gün Sirer, may have come in the middle of the second and final day of the Scaling Bitcoin conference, but it was perhaps the overriding theme of this year's edition of the digital currency network's developer summit ...
McAfee's MGT Goes Into Bitcoin Mining, With Massive Amount of Hardware
MGT Capital Investments Inc first announced its debut into the Bitcoin mining business in late June and has reported its mining rewards for Phase One. The Bitcoin operation started when John McAfee, creator of McAfee Antivirus, took over the MGT ...
Federal Reserve Governor: Blockchains "Genuinely Innovative" and Transformative
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve Governor, made the case this Friday for blockchain technology in a speech delivered at the Institute of ...
Microsoft Azure Includes Easy NXT Blockchain as a Service Offering
Microsoft's Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service offering has added one more product, the Easy NXT. With Easy NXT, the platform now officially supports NXT Blockchain. The new product allows developers to easily deploy their own NXT nodes by following few ...
Why Bitcoin Will Beat Mobile Payment To Its Game In Africa
Indications are rife that Bitcoin use will grow in parts of Africa in the coming years in the mobile payment market which Statistics says is expected to grow to 101.34 million users in 2016. EY's attractiveness survey Africa 2015 says capital ...
How Bots Are Fueling High-Speed Bitcoin Trading
“Generally, bot trading can be profitable beyond a short period of time if it involves a sort of insightful arbitrage,” Petar Zivkovski, director of operations for leveraged bitcoin trading platform Whaleclub told CoinDesk. Further, there is more than ...
What Could Legislation Do for Bitcoin in the US?
Mick Mulvaney, most of the lawmakers do not know the difference between bitcoin and the blockchain technology hence the formation of the bipartisan Blockchain Caucus last month to help their colleagues stay up to speed on evolving digital currency and ...
London-Based Bitcoin Company Plans to Open Bitcoin Exchange in ...
London-Based Bitcoin Company Plans to Open Bitcoin Exchange in ...
TechCrunch Creates a New Series on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology
Acknowledging the popularity of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, TechCrunch has recently announced the release of its own upcoming series, “Trust Disrupted” on cryptocurrencies. The six-episode series is set to air on the platform's YouTube channel ...
Bitcoin Adoption in India May Surge during Diwali Festival
Festivals and celebrations have quite an effect on Bitcoin. While people celebrate with their friends and family during the holiday season, the adoption and number of Bitcoin transactions tend to increase as well. The variations are usually visible ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Buying Worked
Bitcoin price climbed higher this past week against the US Dollar, and my buying idea worked. There is a new bullish trend line formed on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD, which is acting as a support zone. The price is also above ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Testing Crucial Support
Ethereum price ETH after staying above the $13.00 level against the US Dollar for some time, moved down and declined heavily. There was a solid downside move, which caught the ETH buyers by surprise. They were outpaced by the sellers, as the price ...
Earning Bitcoin to Watch Ads: Is the "Attention Economy" Here?
The ability to do micropayments easily with bitcoin and the integration of this technology from companies such as SatoshiPay can be one way. The integration of bitcoin payments into browsers can be another way. An existing social messaging app by the ...
Bram Cohen Says New uTorrent Mode is For Private Trackers
Running a fully functional website in a regular browser without any central servers being involved sounds complicated, but with Web2Web it isn't. The project, powered by WebTorrent and bitcoin, allows anyone to create updatable websites that are as ...
Blockchain Startup Loyyal Partakes In Dubai Future Accelerators Program
The name Loyyal may not ring a bell for most blockchain enthusiasts right now. Even though the company is focusing on global loyalty reward schemes, they have been flying under the radar. That was until earlier this week when the company announced they ...
Bitcoin Price: BTC/USD Leaps to Nearly One-Month High
The value of bitcoin was little changed over the weekend, as the market digested sizable gains Friday that pushed the cryptocurrency to nearly one-month highs against the US dollar. The BTC/USD exchange rate was trading at $615.99 Saturday at 1:57 pm ...
What If One Bitcoin Isn't Like the Others? Fungibility Debated At Scaling Conference
While bitcoin's limited transaction capacity is no secret, day one of the ongoing Scaling Bitcoin conference in Milan served to assert that there is perhaps another stage of development that needs to take place before the network is ready for increased ...
Live Free or Mine: How Libertarians Fell in Love with Bitcoin
So, as soon as bitcoin came along I thought, 'Oh my god here it is, it's finally happening!'" In a Skype call from Tokyo, investor Roger Ver is explaining what first drew him to bitcoin, and his well-documented passion for the digital currency network ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Update
I was a technical analyst in 2014 reporting on Bitcoin price from a traders' perspective. I believe many readers will find my analysis a bit different from those of other technical analysts. While I am familiar with the indicators used by many traders ...
With Financial Restrictions Over, Bitcoin is to Unleash Full Potential in Argentina
Far from unfounded speculations, Bitcoin entrepreneurs knew the cryptocurrency came to stay. For them, they say, this is just the beginning. “Bitcoin is not a tool to avoid taxes or wage a guerrilla-style, economic war against a corrupt government ...
Prepaid Debit Cards to Be Heavily Regulated, Bitcoin Cards Will Become Alternative
Prepaid Bitcoin debit cards like the Bitpay Bitcoin ViSA debit card offers the exact same services as normal prepaid cards without any overdraft fee and subjective regulations. Users can simply top up their debit cards using Bitcoin and utilize card ...
Federal Reserve governor says blockchain is revolutionary, but still has to prove itself
“We recognize the potential of distributed ledger technology, or blockchain, to transform the way financial market participants transfer, store, and maintain ownership,” Brainard said at the Institute of International Finance annual meeting. At the ...
Bitcoin platform piques interest in how to transfer health care data
The underlying technology behind the digital currency Bitcoin is piquing interest in corners of Nashville's health care sector, thanks to its potential to upend the way data is shared. Blockchain, a distributed database that records transactions, can ...