Blockchain News

Can Blockchain Technology Challenge YouTube, Netflix?
Blockchain technology seems to have the answers, according to a recent article in Forbes. The distributed ledger platform allows users the chance to upload and then monetize content individually, without paying a centralized corporate hub. According to ...
Ripple CEO Garlinghouse: Governments' ICO Regulation is Good
Several regulators around the world have issued guidelines focusing on ICOs with some prohibiting their operations; however, Ripple's CEO believes governments are right to regulate them. Speaking to CNBC, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of blockchain firm ...
Athena ICO – Increasing Trading Revenue with Emotion Monitoring
Prague, Czech Republic – 14 October 2017. Have you ever opened a new position right after a loss to make your money back, and then the market did not go in the direction you expected? Or, did you close too soon for fear that you would lose profits ...
US CPI AND RETAIL SALES DATA DISAPPOINTS TRIGGERING MONERO AND IOT UPTREND
12.10.2017 and 13.10.2017 lows of $26 will be our minor support level. Actually, a double bar reversal pattern was anchored there when yesterday's candle closed. For now, any appreciation to gauge bullish presence will only be valid with prices closing ...
World Bank President: Everyone Is Excited About Blockchain, Not Bitcoin
The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, was bullish about Blockchain technology when he spoke with CNBC during an interview. However, while expressing his positive views of the technology, he was quick to point out that there are risks when it ...
Tale of two forks: Why Bitcoin is surging and what happens next
Bitcoin is on an amazing bull run. The cryptocurrency easily surpassed $5,000 per coin and is currently trading at about $5,500—and many are wondering why. The cryptocurrency's main issues haven't been resolved. Despite the recent upgrade, it's still ...
Delaware Judge Throws Out Case Against Blockchain-Based Payment Network Ripple
In an apparent victory for the Blockchain-based payment network Ripple, a Delaware judge ruled in their favor regarding the recent lawsuit over R3 consortium's wish to force the company to make good on a contract to buy a huge volume of XRP. The news ...
Another Victory For Bitcoin
Bitcoin rose above $5,500 after earnings calls last week. More banks joined the list of banks considering trading cryptocurrencies that was initiated by Goldman Sachs the prior week. Most notably was JP Morgan, whose CEO had publicly called Bitcoin and ...
Here's how the ICO market is creating a new financial subculture
When befuddlement emanates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, arguably the world's foremost grantor of geek cred, you know you are in truly new territory. Here's what it is: An initial coin offering, or ICO, is a fundraising mechanism ...
State Bank of Mauritius Launches Lending Pilot With Blockchain Startup
The development represents the latest step in a wider effort to make Mauritius – an island nation in the Indian Ocean with an estimated population of 1.2 million people – a hub for blockchain startups. That goal, advanced by local officials this past ...
Ethereum Price is on Target to hit $400 in the Near Future
Now that this week's Bitcoin craze has finally calmed down a bit, most altcoins are mounting a strong comeback. The Ethereum price is certainly moving up nicely over these past 24 hours, thanks to a 6.49% gain in USD value. With the Ethereum price ...
Logical or Not, Bitcoin's Coming Fork Is Boosting Its Price
Bitcoin may be trading at an all-time high, but the reasons why have experts wondering. Despite increased dialogue about the cryptocurrency's potential, and growing acknowledgment from the mainstream, there are some who believe now isn't the best time ...
Wu-Tang Financial Is Here — Finally
Cream Capital said that ICO participants will be protected by a digital coin standard to prevent investors from losing their money, adding that such protections are essential to giving investors confidence that they are part of a legitimate and ...
Ethereum Foundation Expects No Shady Business in Upcoming Fork
The hard fork protocol, which is projected for Sunday night, is consistent with Ethereum's roadmap. The fork will implement the Byzantium code, which is part of the larger Metropolis upgrade. The Metropolis protocol has been effectively pushed back due ...
PBOC Director of Digital Currency Research Institute Advocates ...
PBOC Director of Digital Currency Research Institute Advocates ...
Exchanges Implement Low-Cost Voting to Determine Which ICO ...
Exchanges Implement Low-Cost Voting to Determine Which ICO ...
Indian Regulators Wary About Bitcoin
The internal debate over Bitcoin highlights two competing impulses within the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While officials want to foster innovation in the banking sector, they are wary that such technologies could facilitate cybercrime ...
Announcing Rilcoin ICO
Recently, Rilcoin is about to declare its Initial Coin Offering cam-paign. The company has set an aim to give new definition to the crypto investment platform by building an industry that can widen up the applications of blockchain to the most ...
Exchanges Implement Low-Cost Voting to Determine Which ICO Tokens to List
The post-ICO success of many tokens is dependent on whether, and how quickly, they can be added to exchanges. Tokens that previously traded only on informal over-the-counter markets can see big surges in price when listed on an exchange. Therefore ...
World Bank President: Everyone Is Excited About Blockchain
"[B]lockchain technology is something that everyone is excited about, but we have to remember that bitcoin is one of the very few instances. And the other times when blockchain was used they were basically Ponzi schemes, so it's very important that if ...
Here's Another Reason Why Bitcoin Could Soon Hit $6000
It took less than a month for bitcoin investors to shake off China's cryptocurrency crack down and Wall Street naysayers. On Friday, the price of bitcoin jumped within striking distance of $6,000 as optimism surrounding the cryptocurrency reignited ...
Inspeer, Inspiring through Peer to Peer, Announces Its ICO, Scheduled for November 6, 2017
For protection of ICO investors best interests and to provide you with yet unknown level of transparency and control we will use a Dutch Fund fully regulated by the EU supervisors and managed by Byron Capital Partners Ltd (an Alternative Investment ...
Nordic Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments
A Finland-based law firm, Nordic Law, made an announcement Thursday they would begin accepting bitcoin payments for legal services rendered. Specializing in business and law, the firm recognized their clients' needs for leveraging alternative forms of ...
Freedom Streaming Announces an ICO for the First Uncensored and Anonymous Live Streaming Platform
The goal of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of FDM tokens is to raise funds for the development of the platform. The funds raised will be used to cover development cost, legal fees, and marketing, as well as operational, administrative, and server ...
Monero Analysis (XMR/USD) October 16, 2017
Monero initially dropped lower on Friday, reaching towards the $40 level. However, as we have seen previously, there is quite a bit of buying and that area, and we bounced significantly. In fact, we broke above the $91 level, and then pulled back ...
These charts show how quickly bitcoin is growing
Bitcoin has climbed from below $1,000 this year to a record above $5,800, showing how quickly investor interest in the digital currency has increased. The number of digital currency storage "wallets" from Blockchain.info has nearly doubled from last ...
Blockchain Could Reduce Waste, Save US State Department Billions
US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan is encouraging the Department and its partners in the private sector to seriously study the possible integration of Blockchain technology into the agency's operations. He proposed that the technology should be ...
Surreptitious cryptocurrency miners hide on Politifact and hundreds of other sites
Politifact is the latest and perhaps most high-profile website to host code that secretly hijacks visitors' CPUs to mine cryptocurrency. Driven by a boom in cryptocoin value and a lack of protections against Javascript routines like this one, this ...
Forget Bitcoin, Buy Ether
The Ethereum network inverts that idea: the coin powers the technology. The blockchain technology is the Ethereum network, which runs a system of global "smart" contracts (i.e., they are like legal contracts, but are enforced automatically by a ...
Bitcoin Competitors Are Being Built in Ex-Google Coders' Laptops
Former Silicon Valley developers are working on at least two new versions of the digital currency. Basecoin is seeking to solve bitcoin's volatility with a team of former Google Inc. coders that are building what they hope will be a more stable version ...
Top tech investor: Cryptocurrency is going to make money transmission free
Tech investor Cathie Wood believes bitcoin's rapid adoption will lead to free global money transfers and that "cryptocommodities" like bandwidth could be traded like oil or corn. Wood is CEO of ARK Invest, a $1.7 billion investment manager. Before ARK ...
Top 5: Business uses for blockchain
The blockchain. Let's pretend you understand it. You know it's the thing that Bitcoin uses and it's some kind of ledger. But what's fascinating is it's a public ledger that's very difficult to falsify. So it's great for accountability of all kinds, not ...
At Last? Parity Releases Revised Software Ahead of Ethereum Hard Fork
Parity, the second-largest provider of ethereum protocol software, has announced its final Byzantium release. Coming just days before ethereum is to undergo a hard fork to upgrade its underlying blockchain, Parity's release is the latest in four, all ...
Jamie Dimon says if you're 'stupid' enough to buy bitcoin, you'll pay the price one day
"If you're stupid enough to buy it, you'll pay the price for it one day," Dimon said in response to a moderator question at an Institute of International Finance conference Friday. The CEO said he could care less about what bitcoin trades at. "The only ...
Ripple Claims Early Victory in Court Fight With Blockchain Rival R3
Ripple, a company that supplies blockchain technology to banks, announced on Friday it won an important court ruling in a fight over who can keep millions of dollars worth of the digital currency known as XRP. The ruling comes in a dispute between ...
Malicious Chrome extension mines Monero, hijacks Gmail and Facebook accounts
The next step is downloading Coinhive which immediately goes to work digging up Monero, but this activity also generates the first sign for the victim that something is amiss with their system. Primarily, seeing the computer's CPU usage spiking as it ...
Bitcoin Shows Its Power, Rallies To All Time Highs
In the overnight session, bitcoin tore to new highs, breaking the $5800 level and at one point pushing even higher before retracing and landing in the $5600 range, where it is this morning. This run in the price all comes after several "showstoppers ...
ICO Analysis: Raiden Network
We feel the controversy surrounding this ICO is unnecessary. A properly funded and incentivised organisation is better positioned to deliver and drive adoption, than a development team living off donations. The project will definitely scale and gain ...
This AirSwap ICO Investor Lost $80000 on a Failed Transaction
An investor lost more than $80,000 worth of ether while attempting to participate in the AirSwap ICO. The public AirSwap ICO kicked off on Tuesday following a successful presale that raised $20 million for the ConenSys-backed startup's decentralized ...
If Instagram and Yelp had a blockchain-baby — it would be this app for foodies
Munchee, an app for foodies that feels like a combo of Instagram and Yelp, is adding blockchain technology to fight review manipulation. The MUN token will soon be available to provide incentives for users to participate in a decentralized review ...