Blockchain News

Why Professional Traders Now Have More Reason To Try Bitcoin
Coinbase's institutional-grade exchange, GDAX, announced a margin-trading product that, unlike other offerings on the market, is fully compliant with state and ...
Blockchain Tech Has Never Been More Valuable or More Ready for World Domination
Blockchain, which serves as the underlying infrastructure for Bitcoin, is form of cryptocurrency that has become increasingly popular and experienced all-time high values in the last few months. One blockchain developer, Ethereum, has seen an all-time ...
After New Highs, Ethereum Returns to Rangebound Trading
Following a string of new all-time highs last week, the price of ether has returned to a tighter trading range to begin the week. The price of ether, which powers the smart contract-based blockchain ethereum, reached an all-time high of $55.11 on 17th ...
Bitcoin Politics Seep into Altcoins: SegWit Adoption Slow Across the Board
Since most altcoins are based on Bitcoin's codebase, upgrades to Bitcoin are often relatively easy to implement in altcoins. Indeed, as SegregatedWitness (SegWit) is slow to activate on Bitcoin, several altcoins are taking a stab at implementing and ...
Meeting with Zcash will be held in Moscow for the first time
Ariel Gabizon, an engineer from the Zcash company that develops a 'completely anonymous cryptocurrency', will make a presentation for the first time on April 19 in Moscow. His presentation will be a part of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Russia – an ...
Bitcoin Moves Back Into the Green After Three-Day Decline
Bitcoin rose for the second consecutive session Monday, up following the five-week low it hit Saturday, less than a week after the SEC denied approval of the first bitcoin-based exchange traded fund. Bitcoin was trading above $1,000 per coin Monday ...
Bitcoin Upgrades Should Be Boring
With talk of possible hard forks to Bitcoin being all the rage these days, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share an idea I've been thinking about. It's not an entirely new concept. Many people have been discussing aspects of it for a while ...
Bitcoin Is Finally Starting to Settle Down
Bitcoin experts said its steep losses were driven by a longstanding, and intensifying, row over whether - and how - to increase the capacity of the "blocks" that bitcoin transactions are processed in, so as to make sure there are no delays in ...
ZrCoin crowdfunds commodities option on the blockchain
A group of international entrepreneurs will soon launch the world's first blockchain token backed by an industrial commodity. ZrCoin will be a derivative – the option to buy an equivalent amount of synthetic Zirconium Dioxide (ZrO2), a highly in-demand ...
IBM announces enterprise-ready blockchain services that go beyond currency
On Monday, IBM announced a new version of its enterprise-grade deployment of IBM Blockchain (Blockchain offers companies the ability to create, run, and monitor distributed ledgers on IBM's cloud). The company also announced several commercial ...
Don and Alex Tapscott launch Blockchain Research Institute with IBM, Ontario gov't
A new Blockchain Research Institute has launched in Toronto with $2 million in funding from several companies and the Ontario government. The goal of the Institute is to study blockchain's effect on various industries. The Toronto Star reported that ...
Monero Price Analysis – US$25 Per XMR Is Inching Closer
Monero continues to inch closer toward the illuster goal of reaching US$25 per XMR. The road has been long and hard so far, yet progress is still made on a daily basis. Over the past 24 hours, XMR appreciated by 2.17%, pushing the value to just below ...
New Jersey Pastor Accepted Bribes of $150000 in Bitcoin Scheme
A New Jersey pastor was found guilty of pocketing $150,000 from shady bitcoin traders in exchange for giving them control of a credit union he headed so they could run it as a front for their bitcoin exchange. The pastor, Trevón Gross, was found guilty ...
THE BLOCKCHAIN IN BANKING REPORT: The future of blockchain solutions and technologies
In this report, BI Intelligence outlines why and in what ways banks are exploring blockchain technology, provides details on three major banks' blockchain efforts based on in-depth interviews, and highlights other notable blockchain-based experiments ...
Edgeless.io $2m crowdfunding leads the way for Ethereum-based gambling - Gambling Insider
The success of the crowdsale has prompted some in the community to ask whether this could be a pivotal moment for Ethereum. Early visualisations of the Bitcoin network show that the gambling site Satoshi Dice played an important role in early growth of ...
How Blockchain Is Helping China Go Greener
Blockchain has near-universal applicability as a distributed transaction platform for securely authenticating exchanges of data, goods, and services. IBM and the Beijing-based Energy-Blockchain Labs are even using it to help reduce carbon emissions in ...
One US regulator has joined the R3 blockchain consortium
In the latest sign that regulators are becoming increasingly interested in blockchain technology, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) became the first US regulator to join the R3 blockchain consortium last Thursday ...
This Dark Web Market is Planning to Add Support for Ethereum
"We are currently laying out the framework to make ETH acceptance possible, and we will enable ethereum deposits and withdrawals starting May 1st, 2017. Vendors wishing to accept ethereum can edit their listings and set the 'Accept ETH' to 'On' in ...
Blockchain: Bringing Disruption to the Financial Industry
Eric Piscini, principal at Deloitte, said that “most financial services companies have been involved in blockchain via their labs, investments, and pilots for a while now. Other industries are now starting to realize the potential for disruption, as ...
Top 13 Major Bitcoin Price Crashes: Endurance of An Idea
Bitcoin, an idea that originated in 2008, has since become a popular digital currency the world over, amassing a market value of under $20 bln. Since 2008, though, it hasn't been an easy ride for the currency, which has experienced many highs and lows ...
Bitcoin May Switch to an Alternative Proof-of-work Algorithm in the Future
It is evident major changes will come to the bitcoin ecosystem as we know it today. No one knows for sure what the future may bring, and different contingency plans are being drafted as we peak. One post on Bitcointalk talks about developing an ...
This New Tactic Might Finally Lure Big Investors to Bitcoin
Bitcoin believers argue the famous crypto-currency would be more stable—and more valuable—if only hedge funds and other institutional investors would get with the program and buy some. But so far, many big fish have stayed away—in part because ...
Bitcoin PoW Change “Good Backup Plan”: Peter Todd On Scaling
[Disclaimer: For clarity, Peter Todd has since clarified to Cointelegraph that his comments were not directed specifically at Bitcoin Unlimited, but rather at any “proposals to actively attack the Bitcoin chain.”] Consultant and Bitcoin Core Developer ...
What is The Future of Cryptocurrency?
Also, Zcash provides a revolutionary cryptocurrency that is fully anonymous, so the data showed on the blockchain doesn't provide any info about the amount or the people involved in the transaction. This feature may could be vital for Zcash future ...
Australian Government Regulator Has Questions for Blockchain Adopters
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has released an information broadsheet on blockchain technology today. The sheet contains six questions that the regulator is likely to ask during its assessment for companies and startups ...
IBM delivers blockchain carbon management
According to Cao Yin, Chief Strategy Officer of Energy-Blockchain Labs: “It is estimated that the platform will significantly shorten the carbon assets development cycle and reduce the cost of carbon assets development by 20 to 30 percent, enabling ...
The Morning Download: IBM Commercializes Blockchain with New ...
The Morning Download: IBM Commercializes Blockchain with New ...
Bitcoin Unlimited: Mining Power Should Determine Hard Fork Outcome
In statements to CoinDesk, the Bitcoin Unlimited software development team, one of several groups seeking to introduce alternative software to the network, said today that it is encouraging bitcoin exchanges to list whichever blockchain is backed by ...
Real estate industry ushers in a new Smart Nation era with Blockchain tech
There has been much talk about Blockchain and its disruption potential in different industries. The real estate industry is one such industry that will benefit, due to its potential to allow for decentralised transactions and to disintermediate the ...
G20 Should Create Central Bank Blockchain Consortium, Report Says
Blockchain is key for an inclusive, transparent and accountable digital economy in G20 countries, according to a new report published by the international economic forum. Notably, the work's author raises the possibility of G20 creating a "central ...
Chinese Bitcoin Rules Would Require Identify Verification
China's central bank is expected to proceed with new bitcoin regulation that will require exchanges to identify clients and follow banking guidelines. MarketWatch reported that the increased scrutiny from the central bank has led many bitcoin exchanges ...
AlphaBay Adds Support for Ethereum as Currency Surpasses ...
AlphaBay Adds Support for Ethereum as Currency Surpasses ...
IBM launches enterprise-ready blockchain service
International Business Machines has launched a service that will allow businesses to build applications on its cloud using blockchain code from the Hyperledger Project, the cross-industry group led by the Linux Foundation. The U.S. technology company ...
Australian Regulator Wants to Monitor How Firms Use Blockchain Technology
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) today released an information sheet on blockchain technology, entitled “Evaluating distributed ledger technology (DLT)”. It contains six questions that the regulator is likely to ask when ...
Bitcoin is back above $1000 after plunging below $950 over the weekend
Bitcoin transactions are gathered into so-called "blocks", and developers have been arguing over the size limit of a block for nearly two years. Currently, there is a one-megabyte maximum on processing batches of transactions, but some in the industry ...
Star Trek Ransomware Demands Monero Payments - Infosecurity ...
Star Trek Ransomware Demands Monero Payments - Infosecurity ...
China, Blockchain & The Holy Grail of Marketplace Lending
That's what happened last week, when Chinese conglomerate Foxconn joined forces with P2P lender Dianrong to launch a blockchain platform for working capital. The benefits to supply chains are clear: smoother cash flows for suppliers will strengthen ...
UAE-based Etisalat Academy to host blockchain workshop and seminar from 21-23 March
Titled “Blockchain: The Next Disruptive Technology”, the educational event will discuss the current industry and government trends in blockchain and distributed ledger technology. It will also focus on how this technology can improve the efficiency ...
Mobi is Killer App for Bitcoin: Bobby Lee of BTCC
Mobi users can instantly transfer funds to any of the two bln other global smartphone users using Mobi's private Blockchain. Mobi also supports Bitcoin transfers on the Bitcoin public Blockchain. The optional debit card is linked to users' Mobi ...
Blockchain and beyond
Distributed ledger technology such as blockchain allows financial institutions -- and for that matter, any industry where transactions occur -- to identify opportunities, test proof of concept, and understand regulatory concerns better, according to ...