Blockchain News

Microsoft facilitates automated transactions with blockchain and the Coco Framework
Over the next decade or so, business enterprises could find themselves increasingly dependent on the workings of blockchain technology. Blockchain has the potential to digitally transform an enterprise's transactions with suppliers, customers, and ...
How Blockchain Could Shape International Trade
Among these innovations is blockchain, a so-called distributed-ledger technology that allows transactions to be validated without the use of a centralized database. Blockchain has drawn the most attention for its role as a platform for cryptocurrencies ...
ICO Meets VC: Blockstack Raises $25 Million for Decentralized Internet Fund
That's not to say the company is eschewing the ICO strategy for itself, however. Founded in 2013, Blockstack has so far raised $5.45 million in venture capital to build a decentralized protocol layer that sits on top of a number of blockchains ...
Bitcoin launches into space to boost trading worldwide
Bitcoin, and virtual currency as a whole is a complicated and emerging sector which has experienced its share of both investor joy and despair. To make the industry even more interesting, the cryptocurrency has now been launched into space. Bitcoin ...
Russia starts work on blockchain standards
Russia is increasingly seeking to fit blockchain into some framework and while the authorities are still mulling how to adapt the laws to this new technology, the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (also known as Rosstandart) has made ...
SEC-compliant Filecoin ICO raises nearly $200m in six days
SEC-compliant Filecoin ICO raises nearly $200m in six days Protocol Labs, Inc., a U.S. company developing foundational internet infrastructure technology, has raised over $198 million ($198, 965, 926 to be exact by the time of this writing) in the ...
Bitcoin hitches a ride to space as satellites set to beam crypto down to earth
But Bitcoin is set to experience a rocketing of a different kind as a company called Blockstream is set to take the crypto into space. Blockstream plans to duplicate the blockchain, which underlies Bitcoin, on satellites and then beam down access to ...
Bitcoin's Next Civil War Battle May Already Be Looming
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 public opinion in their favor. After ...
IT Giant NTT Data Enlists 13 Companies for Blockchain Consortium
Perhaps informing the new group effort, NTT Data is no stranger to blockchain. The IT giant has already completed work on pilot programs for banks looking to test the issuance of letters of credit through blockchain, as well as partnering with ...
Bitcoin at $4000: Even 50 Percent Collapse Would Preserve Best Asset Status
Bitcoin prices remain volatile but broadly above the significant $4,000 as belief its value has turned a corner grows. An analysis of cross-exchange data from Coinmarketcap shows around 4.5 percent volatility in the 24 hours to press time, coupled with ...
'Boiler Room' Cryptocurrency Scam Targeted by London Police
In an August 11 news post, the City of London Police said that they had detained a man they believed was part of a group that was cold-calling people in the U.K. and offering them cryptocurrency investments. The "boiler room" operation was run out of ...
Blockchain making houses safer
Blockchain technology is helping keep appliances in smart homes safe from hackers. Image credit - 'Blockchain' by deavmi is licenced under CC SA-4.0. Blockchain technology developed to guarantee the value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and ...
Max Keiser, Peter Todd Debate Bitcoin in Space Post-Blockstream Announcement
Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd has said large-scale extraterrestrial Bitcoin mining is “not as crazy as it sounds.” Retweeting economist Max Keiser, who suggested “many satellite systems” will soon compete in the area, Todd added space-age mining ...
IBM signs blockchain shipping and supply chain deal with Pacific International Lines
Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd (“PIL”), PSA International Pte Ltd (“PSA”) and IBM Singapore Pte Ltd (“IBM”), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to explore and trial proof of concept (POC) blockchain-based supply chain business ...
Bitcoin surges up as it targets people without internet access
Blockstream plans to make the digital ledger underpinning the cryptocurrency accessible via satellite signal so people without Internet access, or in places where bandwidth is expensive, can trade and mine bitcoin. The company also touts the service as ...
TokenStub Launches ICO to Decentralize $33 Billion Ticketing Marketplace
TokenStub is thrilled to announce the launch of their token pre-sale on August 18th, followed by their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on August 23th in an effort to provide a fair, secure and decentralized event ticketing infrastructure. The blockchain ...
Bitcoin is back above $4000
Mati Greenspan, an analyst with trading platform eToro who follows the crypto space closely, says in his morning email: "This week we saw a massive surge in bitcoin that simply dominated the entire cryptocurrency market. Today, it seems we're ...
Cappasity Introduces Global AR/vr Ecosystem through September ICO
The invention of the Internet ushered in monumental changes to the retail industry and the individual shopping experience. However, brick and mortar stores retained one major advantage over online storefronts: shoppers could carefully inspect products ...
Bitcoin is literally soaring into space after rocket-like surge
Blockstream Inc. plans to make the digital ledger underpinning the cryptocurrency accessible via satellite signal so people without Internet access, or in places where bandwidth is expensive, can trade and mine bitcoin. The company also touts the ...
Bitcoin is drifting below $4000
Bitcoin is down 3.8% against the dollar to $3,996.32 at the time of writing (7.35 a.m. BST/2.35 a.m. ET). The pullback follows a strong rally for the digital currency on Sunday and Monday that saw the cryptocurrency break the $4,000 and $4,500 mark for ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Recovery Won't Be Easy
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Recovery Won't Be Easy. Posted on 6:00 am August 16, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ...
Microsoft Announces Ethereum Based Framework To Support Blockchain
Ethereum Blockchain has gained the support of a big company, and this might be one of the biggest steps in its development up till now. Microsoft has decided to support the Ethereum Blockchain by launching its own new framework called the Confidential ...
Personal Finance: Blockchain a test for using Bitcoin
By now, most of us have at least heard of Bitcoin, but what is it exactly, and will it deliver on its promise to radically alter our lives by eliminating money issued by legitimate governments? On the second question: no. National governments are ...
Forget oil, Russia goes crazy for cryptocurrency
Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, May 27, 2015. Reuters. MOSCOW, Russia - Standing in a warehouse in a Moscow suburb, Dmitry Marinichev tries to speak over the deafening ...
PR: Blockoptions Announces It's Up-Coming ICO From 25th August to 25th September
The 1st decentralised binary trading option platform announces it's ICO launch on august 25th 2017 at 04.00 UTC to fund further project development. The crowdsale will continue up until september 25th 2017 at 04.00 UTC. Blockoptions team is building a ...
Xmr.to Claims to Offer Fully Anonymous Bitcoin Transactions
The company claims that the record between the sender and xmr.to is untraceable owing to monero's protocol, and that there is no record associating the sender with the recipient of a transaction created during a transfer. Said anonymity would, however, ...
PIL plans blockchain study with PSA, IBM
Pacific International Lines (PIL) is teaming up with PSA International and IBM to explore the potential of blockchain technology. The three companies have just signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore and trial proof of concept (POC) of ...
RX Vega's inventory problems aren't due to cryptocurrency miners
Many other graphics cards are currently out of stock or selling at highly inflated prices, however, thanks to the upsurge in cryptocurrency mining. The Radeon RX 570 and Radeon RX 580 continue to sell at more than $100 over their initial launch prices ...
Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Addresses Questions From The Ecosystem
The past few months have been a bit bumpier than usual for the Ethereum ecosystem. Since the start of June, Etherians have endured a flash crash, the falsely rumored death of Vitalik Buterin, and a massive hacking scandal, not to mention the bitcoin ...
Companies are buying bitcoin to pay off hackers, says top cybersecurity CEO
The HBO hack is just one recent example of how cyberattackers are now targeting corporations, and CyberArk chief Udi Mokady said that bitcoin is often used to pay them off. "That's the requirement of most of these hackers," the founder, chairman and ...
Upcoming MMO's Cryptocurrency Marketplace Was Inspired By Other Games' Black Markets
When black markets develop on the sidelines of most massively multiplayer online role-playing games, most developers would panic. But with today's rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, a growing group of game-makers are embracing some gamers' ...
Decrazifying Cryptocurrency
Yesterday, Bitcoin prices set an all-time high above $4,400. The value of this cryptocurrency is now over 30% from $3,382 at the end of trading a week ago. Major investment managers are now tracking the asset, and a few analysts subsequently increased ...
MasterCard mulls using blockchain tech
Mastercard is looking to incorporate blockchain technology into its operations and would like a clear regulatory framework in India that lays down what blockchain can be used for. “We are working with blockchain,” Amitabh Tewary, vice president at ...
Blockstream to Transmit Bitcoin Data to Earth Using Satellite Technology
Bitcoin protocol firm Blockstream just announced their plan to transmit bitcoin from space across the world using satellite technology. They have leased these satellites for the purposes of downloading a working bitcoin node, which would harbor all of ...
Legendary Bitcoin Trader “masterluc” Predicts $15000 Bitcoin This Year
Ask any oldtimer, and you'll find that masterluc is something of a legend in the Bitcoin community. His main claim to fame is that he called the top of the November 2013 Bitcoin bubble and the subsequent bear market. On December 6, with the price at ...
A Bitcoin Is Worth $4000 - Why You Probably Should Not Own One
An image of Bitcoin and US currencies is displayed on a screen as delegates listen to a panel of speakers during the Interpol World Congress in Singapore on July 4, 2017.The three-day conference on fostering innovation for future security challenges is ...
Bitcoin's rally seems closely tied to something you may do every day
In a series of tweets, Burniske speculated that an increasing price drives interest in bitcoin, and “that interest further drives the price of $BTC,” something he joked was “a virtuous Satoshi cycle,” in reference to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym ...
Here's why one technical trader is picking bitcoin over gold
The TradingAnalysis.com founder says that while a shorter-term chart of bitcoin and gold together may show that the two are moving in tandem, a longer-term chart actually tells a different story. Looking at a four-hour chart of bitcoin and gold, Gordon ...
Researchers Find Issues With 0x, An Ethereum-Based Project Aiming To Raise Millions In An ICO
0x (pronounced “zero-x”), an Ethereum-based project looking to raise $24 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) today, has some missing elements, according to a group of computer scientists who recently examined the project under a microscope. The ...
Blockchain And IBM's Comeback
Alongside this, they have made progress with their budding investments, such as blockchain and Nvidia (NVDA) customer support. This also includes micro services and support for Kuberntetes, but the money-maker is of course going to be blockchain, as it ...