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Bitcoin Uncensored: Block Size Showdown With Roger Ver
Another episode of Bitcoin Uncensored is up, and it's a good one. This time, hosts Chris DeRose and Junseth talk with Roger Ver. Chris and Junseth have a showdown of sorts with Ver about the Bitcoin block size, the most contentious topic in Bitcoin at ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Here's What's On Tonight
Some days, action in the bitcoin price is flat and we don't manage to get in to any real breakout entries. Friday was a bit like that, and with action over the weekend spiking through support, we went into today's session expecting some decent momentum ...
Don't Care for Bitcoin, Only Blockchain, Says MasterCard President for Operations & Technology
Rob Reeg, president for operations and technology at multinational payments giant Mastercard has revealed that while the company is invested in blockchain technology, he doesn't care for Bitcoin. The global payments landscape is primarily dominated by ...
Gemini Brings Regulated Bitcoin Exchanges to HK and Singapore
Gemini, a regulated Bitcoin exchange founded by the Winklevoss Twins, is officially expanding its services to Hong Kong and Singapore. Registered users based in Hong Kong and Singapore can already begin trading USD with Bitcoin and Ethereum on ...
Hyperledger Launches Blockchain Working Group for Healthcare
Hyperledger today announced the formation of a new working group focused on blockchain applications in the healthcare space. Unveiled at the Distributed: Health blockchain conference in Tennessee, the working group is composed of healthcare provider ...
Kim Dotcom's Megaupload 2 / Bitcache Fundraiser Only Accepts Bitcoin
While most investments on the platform allow for investments in various currencies, to invest in Megaupload 2 and Bitcache, investors will have to acquire Bitcoin first. Given that the outside goal for this funding round is $5 million, a successful ...
9 things to know about blockchain in healthcare
Blockchain is being posited as the next frontier in healthcare that will help solve some of the industry's interoperability challenges. So what exactly is this technology? Here are nine things to know about blockchain and its potential use in ...
50 Attorneys Form Blockchain Legal Defense Coalition
Fifty leading blockchain legal experts have joined forces to launch the Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition (DCLDC). Announced today, the initiative will find some of the sector's more prominent lawyers agreeing to work pro bono for ...
Kiev Bitcoin Conference Draws Big Turnout, but Challenges Remain
A strong turnout of engaged listeners at the recent Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Kiev reflects the high level of bitcoin interest in the Ukraine as it fights recession, according to NASDAQ. One of the main speakers, however, Max Krupyshev, COO of ...
Investors in Kim Dotcom's Megaupload 2 Told To Stock Up On Bitcoin
“Normally, BnkToTheFuture allows qualifying investors to invest in traditional currencies, Bitcoin and a range of alternative cryptocurrencies, but for our pitch we request investors to use Bitcoin only. “Mega Upload 2 and Bitcache will use Bitcoin ...
Security experts Guardtime in Intrinsic-ID IoT blockchain alliance
Blockchain-focused security firm Guardtime has announced it will be working with embedded authentication company Intrinsic-ID for secure governance of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The alliance brings together Guardtime's Keyless Signature ...
JPMorgan is Quietly Developing a Private Ethereum Blockchain
Wall Street mega-bank JPMorgan has co-developed a private, permissioned version of the ethereum network. The project, presented during a meeting of the Hyperledger technical steering committee last month, was recently demonstrated during the Sibos ...
Bitfury Lightning Network Algorithm 'Flare' Addresses Bitcoin Scaling Challenge
ACINQ, a French startup that develops bitcoin products, successfully tested the Bitfury Group's payment routing solution called Flare on the Lightning Network, according to an ACINQ press release. The test bodes well for addressing the bitcoin scaling ...
How India's Growing Bitcoin Use Will Drag Africa Along
China is steady with Bitcoin. For those who have been following up, you will agree that so much has been happening around India too of late. It is however pertinent at this early point to look at a perspective that points in the direction of how these ...
MGT Capital Updates Shareholders on Bitcoin Mining Operations
HARRISON, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT), updated shareholders today on its wholly-owned large scale Bitcoin mining operation in central Washington state. After the first full month of operations, the ...
Richard Branson: Blockchain could create 'economic revolution' in emerging markets
Blockchain technology could bring an "economic revolution" in many developing countries where proving ownership of assets or getting access to capital is difficult, Virgin Group founder and billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said on Monday ...
UBS invests big in blockchain future
Global investment bank UBS is throwing its resources behind the blockchain's transformative potential, investigating a range of applications such as smart bonds, cross border payment transactions on the distributed ledger and a digital representation ...
Naughty America Eyes Blockchain To Fight Adult Content Piracy
The adult industry is looking at blockchain technology, which may come as a surprise to many people. Naughty America, one of the world's best-known adult entertainment enterprises, is planning to register its content on the blockchain. To be more ...
R3 Adds Bitcoin Exchange Veteran to Research Lab
Announced today, the move will find Lewis taking the reins as director of the startup's lab and research center in Singapore. Lewis left itBit (now Paxos) in mid-2015 and has since served in consulting roles focused on blockchain, including a stint ...
Why Broadridge is Investing Millions in Blockchain Voting
While the New York investor tech provider had previously voiced an interest in blockchain, it began the week by investing millions in a deal that will find it acquiring new technology assets as part of a bid to develop client-focused distributed ledger ...
Winklevoss Bros' Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Expands to Hong Kong & Singapore
Continuing its global expansion plan, New York-based bitcoin and ether exchange Gemini, founded by the Winklevoss twins, has begun operations in Hong Kong and Singapore. Users in Singapore and Hong Kong will be now be able to access Gemini, the ...
[Tech30] KrypC helps enterprises build custom blockchain solutions with zero coding effort
Blockchain is touted to be the next 'big bang' across multiple industries because of its ability to keep information reliable, verifiable, confidential, and secure. Though it was conceived in 2008 and implemented in 2009, Blockchain, which essentially ...
Blockchain in insurance: Guiding the hammer toward the real nails
Blockchain is a record (ledger), distributed across a specific group (or the entire world) from which data, business rules, or both, once added, cannot be deleted. It offers an immutable audit trail that promises to reduce costs, collapse time, and ...
How the blockchain will disrupt energy markets
"There are many advantages to being an early adopter of blockchain technology," said Likhit Wagle, global industry general manager for IBM Banking and Financial Markets, in a statement. "To start, first movers are setting business standards and ...
Velocity creates price feed smart contracts with Ethereum tech - IBS ...
Velocity creates price feed smart contracts with Ethereum tech - IBS ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Volume Boosts Price!
At the end of last week, we noted that action in the bitcoin price had been relatively flat for the majority of the week, but that heading into the weekend we might see an increase in volatility, based on some inflated volume. In turn, we suggested ...
Chinese Blockchain Startup Raises $4.5M Via crowdsale
A China-based blockchain company is celebrating a series of firsts for the distributed ledger space after raising $4.5 million via crowdsale. Used by bitcoin and blockchain companies to attract investment, crowdsale enable firms to issue tokens that ...
Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – ETC Under Renewed Pressure
Ethereum after creating a minor new high of 0.00206BTC versus Bitcoin started trading lower. There is a bearish trend line formed on the hourly chart of ETC/BTC (data feed via Simplefx), which is acting as a downside move catalyst. The price is also ...
Velocity debuts demo of blockchain smart contracts platform
Distributed derivatives startup Velocity has debuted a demo of their new blockchain smart contract on price feeds platform. Built using blockchain technology and Ethereum smart contracts, the platform aims to make derivatives trading more transparent, ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH Approaching Break?
Ethereum price after trading as high as $13.32 against the US Dollar started correcting lower. The correction extended too far as the price tested the 50% Fib retracement level of the wave from the $12.65 low to $13.32 high. However, the price is now ...
Deutsche Bank is in Trouble; Bitcoin to the Rescue?
In another case where fiat currency has come crashing down, many are looking at bitcoin as a potential solution. Naturally, there are opponents to this argument. General sentiment within the EU is that bitcoin and similar currencies are used to fund ...
Bitscan, Waves join to build blockchain-based loyalty network
Australian cryptocurrency directory and merchant hub BitScan Pty. Ltd. has partnered with custom blockchain token platform Waves to create a new blockchain-based, merchant-defined loyalty and rewards network. Called the Incent Loyalty Network, the ...
EasyBit opens six new bitcoin ATMs
Founded in December 2013, EasyBit works with top manufacturers including BitAccess and GenesisCoin to provide operating partners and customers with the highest quality and fastest bitcoin ATMs in the world. EasyBit bitcoin ATMs provide a safe ...
State's bitcoin community gets rattled as cryptocurrency firm leaves NH due to regulation
The state's small but active bitcoin community has been rattled by a cryptocurrency firm's decision to leave New Hampshire because it doesn't like the state's regulations, raising the thorny question of how government can protect consumers drawn to an ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 10/03/2016 - Time for Another Pullback?
Bitcoin price continues to trend higher, moving above an ascending trend line connecting the latest lows on the 1-hour time frame. Price just broke past the resistance at $607 then rallied up to $616 before showing signs of a correction. Price could ...
CNBC Interviews Reaffirms Bitcoin's Position in the Global Economy
Bitcoin, the popular digital currency is going strong despite snail-paced development when it comes to fixing scalability issues. The previous concerns about Bitcoin turning into a very long failed experiment seems to be resolving itself. A series of ...
Cryptocurrency Zcash Vows to Offer Enhanced Payment Privacy
Zcash, a new cryptocurrency scheduled to be launched this coming October 28, vows to offer enhanced payment privacy. “Zcash is strongest where Bitcoin is weakest; It gives users the easy ability to maintain their financial privacy. If anything can ...
Bitcoin Provisions in the North Carolina Money Transmitter Act
The North Carolina Money Transmitter Act was recently extended to cover bitcoin traders with House Bill 289, signed in July 2016 by State Governor Pat McCrory. Deemed as the 'virtual currency law' in the state, the bill introduces a legal framework for ...
Yuan Becomes World's Fifth Reserve Currency, Can Bitcoin Be Sixth?
While Bitcoin may become the unofficial reserve currency (favourite safe haven asset) of people worldwide, it is unlikely to become a part of the IMF's SDR. Even if Bitcoin-denominated transactions pick up across the world, major global economies fill ...
Could Rising Interest Rates Threaten Bitcoin Prices?
It could be said that bitcoin was born in an era of low interest rates. The world's first decentralized digital currency was first mined and traded in 2009, at a time when central banks were using unprecedented stimulus in an effort to keep borrowing ...