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Bitcoin traders are losing confidence in the rally
As Bitcoin's price is creeping back toward its all-time high, speculators are growing increasingly wary of the notion that its astonishing gains can be sustained. The size of the total outstanding long positions on Bitfinex, one of a handful of large ...
Is Network Congestion Causing Issues for Bitcoin in Africa? Bitwala CEO Says No
According to Minckwitz, the changes in the Bitcoin network over the past year have not had much effect on the particular types of use cases that have become popular on the African continent. Bitwala as a company also likes Bitcoin as it exists today ...
U.K.'s Royal Mint, the Blockchain and Gold: A Look Ahead - Nasdaq ...
U.K.'s Royal Mint, the Blockchain and Gold: A Look Ahead - Nasdaq ...
(+) Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin & DASH Analysis
Regular readers will know that we have been waiting several days for ETH to pass through an arc pair. As shown in the picture below, that has happened, and the asset broke upwards as soon as it was able to. This is a rather bullish development. The ...
AsicBoost Increases Profits by 2000% For Bitcoin Miners If Utilized Covertly: Antonopoulos
On April 5, Bitcoin Core developer Greg Maxwell introduced the possibility of inhibiting a covert attack on the Bitcoin proof of work (PoW) function using a method called AsicBoost. To the bitcoin-dev mailing list, Maxwell stated that the exploitation ...
Network Congestion Not an Issue for Bitcoin in Africa
The Bitcoin network has seen a sharp increase in U.S. dollar denominated transaction fees and the average amount of time it takes for a transaction to ...
Bitcoin Ransomware Education – Schwerer
It does not happen all that often security researchers come across a new type of bitcoin ransomware that can easily be decrypted. Schwerer, a recently discovered type of malware, is one of these rare exceptions, though. It is officially labeled as a ...
Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts Approved in Arizona; What's Next?
In super-simple terms, blockchain is a decentralized way of keeping track of what is “true” (i.e. who owns what, who has signed what, who has paid what, etc.). This decentralized mechanism is called a “distributed ledger” – imagine a town checkbook ...
Ethereum's Boy King Is Thinking About Giving Up the Mantle
Buterin's invention, Ethereum, can be considered a cousin of bitcoin, which is far more popular, but perhaps not for long—Ethereum is rising. There are significant differences between Ethereum and bitcoin, such as the former's use of self-executing ...
The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon
After successfully using the ethereum blockchain to transmit Pakistani rupees to 100 people earlier this year, the UN's World Food Program (WFP) is arranging extra security to ensure it safely executes the next stage of its work. A pilot test ...
YesToBitcoins: A Startup Helping Canadians Pay Their Credit Card Bills with Bitcoin
Most major companies don't accept bitcoin, and even though there are now startups that help bitcoiners spend their coins in popular marketplaces such as Amazon, living on bitcoin is still a huge challenge. Companies such as Uber and Netflix didn't yet ...
India's 'Million Meals' Program taps Blockchain Tech to End Child Hunger
The world's largest non-profit-run midday meal program for school children is looking at new technologies including blockchain to support and enhance its project to put an end to child hunger. The program, titled 'Akshaya Patra' that translates to ...
Why Sweden is Taking a Chance on Blockchain Land Registry
While there is a steady stream of projects pairing blockchain startups with government agencies, the Lantmäteriet's work is perhaps distinguished by the steady progress it's shown so far. Working with startup ChromaWay and consultancy Kairos Future, ...
Bitcoin is Outperforming Every Fiat Currency So Far in 2017
Bitcoin price is also seeing bigger gains than most popular stocks including Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google to boot. What's more, Bitcoin is not even the best performing cryptocurrency so far in 2017. Dash, Ethereum and Monero have all had an even ...
New Blockchain Deal Seeks to Expand Delaware's Business Appeal
Already the location to more than 1 million incorporated businesses, many of which actually conduct their business elsewhere around the world, Delaware believes blockchain has a significant enough global pull that it could inspire companies to set up ...
Oron Barber: Now is the right time for affiliates to embrace bitcoin
While the price is rather enticing, many affiliates are still unsure when is the right time to jump on the bitcoin bandwagon or stay on the sidelines and wait for further signs. The volatility of the cryptocurrency are also adding to the jitters of ...
Ethereum-Based Food Blockchain Issues Demo, Starts Testing Phase
It is called Food Blockchain, a new tool that aims at providing “a reliable and comprehensive overview of all aspects of quality, safety and tracing of food from farm to fork, and to seamlessly manage commercial relationships between different actors ...
FAQ: What is blockchain and how can it help business?
Blockchain sounds like a way to keep boats anchored, which isn't a bad analogy, considering what the technology purports to do. While some IT experts herald it as a groundbreaking way of creating a distributed, unchangeable record of transactions ...
Bitcoin Price May Surge As Japan Moves to Print Massive Amounts of Cash
An increase in Bitcoin price is usually correlated with economic instability and financial uncertainty of a large Bitcoin market. For instance, when the Chinese Bitcoin exchange market was believed to be the largest Bitcoin market in terms of trading ...
Bitcoin ETF Bites the Dust, Needs More Security
When the SEC, last month, announced the proposal from Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust was declined, they made a clear statement to the cryptocurrency community: more security is needed. In their terms, they did not "find the proposal to be consistent with ...
Blockchain could be relevant in mobile payments system, services relying on Aadhaar and more
If you have been following the news since the last couple of years, you must have noticed that there are two terms that have become part of daily tech parlance. Bitcoins and Blockchain. While the bitcoin pertains to crypto currency, it is the ...
Understanding Bitcoin: A Simple Guide
Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency, a peer to peer digital money system that allows you to send or receive money across the internet without being linked to a real identity or 3rd party (ex: PayPal or Amazon). In centralized banking such as the ...
Blockchain: Great Leap Forward For Asia's Emerging Market Banks
Banking infrastructure in Asian emerging markets could be about to move into the future at speed and without the operational baggage its more established peers. Japanese distributed ledger specialists Soramitsu and the National Bank of Cambodia are ...
Local government using bitcoin to promote tourism in Japan
With the help of Bitcoin exchange and payment processor Coincheck, the festival and City of Hirosaki are officially accepting bitcoin donations as part of their Cherry Blossom Festival this week. "This will be the first attempt for both a Bitcoin ...
Bitcoin Core 0.14.1: SegWit Signalling and Memory Accounting
The Bitcoin Core project, launched by Satoshi Nakamoto eight years ago and today led by Wladimir van der Laan, aims to release a new major release of the software about once every six months. Such a release (0.12.0, 0.13.0, 0.14.0…) includes most of ...
Blockchain-Based Direct-to-Fan Music Platform to launch in May
Tokenly will launch a trial of a Blockchain-based music service token.FM in early May. At the same time it will open a Series A round. The company's new service is the first to leverage Blockchain technology to address existing media challenges and ...
Hyperledger Steering Committee Approves First Ethereum Project
In a recent blog post, Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger project, announced the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee has approved a proposal, submitted by Monax and Intel, to incubate the first Ethereum derived project called ...
Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain
At least that's the promise of a radically new type of organization based on blockchain technology. It's called a Decentralized Autonomous Organization and it has no CEO, CFO, or VPs. In fact, there's no hierarchy at all. Of course, any time you bring ...
Criminals who use Bitcoin targeted under proposed Florida law
Florida lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that will add “virtual currency” to the state's money-laundering statute, a change hailed by law enforcement although frowned upon by some enthusiasts of bitcoins. The proposed law was crafted after a Miami ...
Android Ethereum Cryptocurrency Poker App Offers New Options for Online Players
A new heads-up poker app called Uncle Finney's Poker is set to bring Ethereum to players via the Android mobile platform. According to the app's developer, Live Player Games, Uncle Finney's Poker is the “first Ethereum poker app for Android” and will ...
Is a Lack of Regulation Stifling Bitcoin Growth?
“At Europol [the EU's law enforcement agency] they don't like the anonymity of Bitcoin, which I think perhaps is a bit of a misunderstanding, because it is not truly anonymous,” said Eitan Jankelewitz, a lawyer at the law firm Sheridans who specialises ...
What Is a Bitcoin Worth?
Bitcoin has existed for less than a decade, but it has achieved amazing popularity across the globe, and its value has risen along with its use. Shortly after its creation in 2009, one could buy the virtual currency for less than a penny per bitcoin ...
What is the Willy Bitcoin Trading bot?
It has to be said, the years 2013 and 2014 were – for some part – quite enjoyable for bitcoin holders. After the price per BTC started to skyrocket, a lot of people suddenly took notice of this cryptocurrency. Mt. Gox was the center of trading activity ...
What to Mine After Ethereum's PoS: World's First Bitcoin Mining Pool Adds Zcash Support
However, as noted in a Cointelegraph exclusive interview with Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, the Ethereum network is planning on switching to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus protocol by this year or by early next year. He confirmed that the first ...
Bitcoin Addrindex vs Bitcoin Knots
Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts are well aware of how there are multiple forks of Bitcoin Core's branch of development. In fact, we recently highlighted three of such concepts, all of which offer their own advantages. As it turns out, there are quite a ...
Florida Lawmakers Want Bitcoin Covered Under Money Laundering Law
Florida lawmakers want virtual currencies like bitcoin covered under the state's money-laundering statute, a change that supporters claim would ensure criminals cannot use Internet-based currencies to conceal financial activities, according to The ...
Bitcoin Price Tripled Since Last Year: Reasons to Hold
Analysts expect Bitcoin price to increase consistently in the mid-term if key markets such as Japan and the US sustain their growth and if relatively small markets like India experience a massive change in regulatory frameworks for Bitcoin trading and ...
European Commission To Establish EU Blockchain Observatory
The European Commission (EC) will tender offers for a service contract to establish a European Union (EU) Blockchain Observatory in response to a European Parliament mandate to strengthen technical expertise and regulatory capacity. The project ...
Exclusive Interview with BitFury CEO: Bitcoin Mining, Blockchain, SegWit & More
Bitfury is one of the leading Blockchain technology companies and one of the largest private infrastructure providers in the Blockchain ecosystem. It develops software and hardware solutions for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Back Bullish
Key Highlights ETH price after a couple of downside swing move towards the $47.50 level found support against the US Dollar. There is a monster bullish trend line formed with support at $49.90 formed on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via ...