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Ethereum's Proof of Stake is 75 Percent Complete
Vitalik Buterin is one of the biggest players behind Ethereum, he is one of the founders and currently working as lead developer. Vitalik Buterin showed up at the Taipei Ethereum meetup, where he made a statement that the prerparation for Proof of ...
What's Horsepower? Or How to Differentiate Your Blockchain Startup
Jeremy Epstein is the CEO of Never Stop Marketing, a strategic marketing and consulting firm that focuses exclusively on helping blockchain-based technologies bring solutions to market faster and with less risk. Clients include OpenBazaar, Storj and ...
What's To Do Before Ethereum Enters Its Third 'Metropolis' Stage?
Ethereum is over the hump, moving towards the third of its four planned stages of development to further the groundwork for its so-called 'world computer'. The next stage, called Metropolis, fuses a motley bunch of technical changes that might seem a ...
Bitcoin Price Nears All-Time High at $1277, Led by Japan
On Saturday, the global Bitcoin exchange market opened at $1,257, maintaining Friday's momentum. On April 21, Bitcoin price briefly surpassed the $1,270 mark, positioning itself to surpass its all-time high price. At today's peak, Bitcoin price ...
US Government Hacks Global Bank System, Neccesity of Bitcoin
The US government's ongoing extensive surveillance on the global banking system and payment transfers is demonstrating an urgent necessity of a decentralized financial network such as bitcoin. Over the past few months, various organizations including ...
Electrum Developer Thomas Voegtlin: Bitcoin Unlimited Is Not a ...
Electrum Developer Thomas Voegtlin: Bitcoin Unlimited Is Not a ...
Florida Bill Would Add Digital Currency to State's AML Law - DCEBrief
Legislators in Florida are considering a bill that would add digital currencies like Bitcoin to the money-laundering statute. The legislation is a response to last ...
Bitcoin Is Not Immune to All Fiat Problems
Bitcoin inspires hope among many of its owners, investors, and users. Its culture is deeply steeped in the hopes of “being your own bank” and not having to rely on third parties such as government and financial institutions to guarantee, protect, and ...
The Good Fight Season Finale Ends with Return of 'Bitcoin Creator'
Bitcoin and cyber-terrorism are on prime time once more thanks to the most recent season finale of 'The Good Fight'. As well, the digital currency will soon be featured in the 'My Money' episode of 'Dark Net'. Last week, in the first season finale of ...
The Need for Bitcoin Evangelists and How to Be One
If Bitcoin stands any chance of growing, it needs to be known. This is where Bitcoin evangelists come in, who are responsible for promoting a wider scale adoption and use of the cryptocurrency. The initial signs are promising as the crypto's awareness ...
Geopolitics Bullish for Bitcoin
Recent debate about Bitcoin as a safehaven against geopolitics is supported by consistent buying demand for the digital currency. Furthermore, at key junctures in the War on Terror, Bitcoin has increased precipitously, with its best-known price rises ...
How Does Bitcoin Reach a Decision?
Some 70% of miners have now made a decision on whether to support segregated witnesses (segwit) or Bitcoin Unlimited, a proposal which simply increases the blocksize as set by nodes and miners. It's not clear what the other 30% of miners are waiting ...
Blockchain: A Technology Whose Time Has Come
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced that it would start replacing its databases with bitcoin-based blockchain technology. (DTCC handles $11.7 trillion in credit swaps alone.) Global accounting firm KPMG has launched blockchain ...
How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for Remittances
While the idea might be out of favor in some circles, London startup Cashaa is now using bitcoin price differentials – the same feature long used as evidence for why it wouldn't work as a currency – to deliver a novel payments product. Founded in 2016 ...
You Can Link Monero Transactions – But Which? And What's the Impact?
Miller's involvement with zcash is no secret (it's disclosed in his Twitter bio, university staff page and elsewhere), yet it's easy to see how his claim that this professional and financial link has no bearing on his academic research is a tough pill ...
Criminals who use Bitcoin targeted under proposed Florida law
Criminals who deal in bitcoins in Florida could soon be busted for money laundering. 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 ...
Bitcoin-Powered Mobile App BitMaker Has Quietly Amassed 250000 Active Users
Over the past couple of years, a Bitcoin-powered mobile application developed by Seattle-based blockchain adtech and payments company CakeCodes has quietly amassed 250,000 active monthly users. The Android app BitMaker incentivizes users to ...
Making the Case for Bitcoin as Legal Property
A new white paper, “Treatment of Bitcoin Under U.S. Property Law,” seeks to analyze how the worlds of digital currency and property law should intersect. The report was assembled by Perkins Coie, an international law firm that specializes in blockchain ...
Bitcoin-Powered Mobile App BitMaker Amasses 250,000 Users
Over the past couple of years, a Bitcoin-powered mobile application developed by Seattle-based blockchain adtech and payments company CakeCodes has ...
Watch This Ethereum Slot Machine Make Payouts in Real Time
A new startup called Better Gaming is hoping to tap into the billion-dollar online gambling industry by tapping the power of ethereum smart contracts. The company, which is based in Malta and London and has been operating in stealth mode up until now ...
Documentary Presents Accessible Intro to Impact of Blockchain Tech
Distributed systems have been around since the 1970s, and yet, it is only now that distributed ledgers are gaining widespread attention because of blockchain technology. While many may think it's a long way from mainstream adoption, others are of the ...
Bitcoin Tracker: No More Wire Transfers?
Bitcoin's (BTC) riding high once again as the third week of April rolls to a close. BTC values are rising to approach the all-time highs seen in early March before all the China troubles, the Securities and Exchange Commission denial double whammy and ...
Delaware Law Amendments Would Facilitate Blockchain Maintenance of Corporate Records
Delaware Law Amendments approved by the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) are intended to deliver specific statutory authority for Delaware businesses to utilize the blockchain to maintain corporate records. In 2015 ...
Why Blockchain May Be Your Next Supply Chain
Blockchain technology may be shaking up a supply chain near you. It's smarter, it's faster, and it gets more participants on board. In a recent piece at Harvard Business Review, Michael J. Casey and Pindar Wong observe that blockchain -- an online ...
Why Blockchain May Be Your Next Supply Chain
In a recent piece at Harvard Business Review, Michael J. Casey and Pindar Wong observe that blockchain -- an online globally distributed general ledger that keeps track of transactions via online "smart contracts" -- will produce "dynamic demand chains ...
Mike O'Donnell: Volkswagen, Blockchain, and the fear of disruption
Sadly, many understood Bitcoin and Blockchain to be the same thing. Fortunately, here in New Zealand there are a group of Blockchain geeks who understand the difference and are resurfacing the philosophy as a way to deliver innovation and competitive ...
Monero price Analysis - More of the Same Despite Small Losses
Another day of Monero trading is in the books, and very little has changed on the charts over the past 24 hours. Other than bitcoin continuing to go up in value, there is not much going on in the cryptocurrency space right now. For Monero holders, that ...
European Commission Backs Blockchain Pilot With €500k Budget
The European Union's executive branch is establishing an "observatory" focused on blockchain as part of a wider pilot project. Unveiled earlier this week, the initiative, according to the European Commission, seeks to to "gather opinions and to voice ...
6 Blockchain-based Digital ID Management Platforms to Keep an eye on
Blockchain technology can be used for many different purposes, including powering networks such as bitcoin. Digital identity management is an area plenty of startups and projects are looking into right now, though. We have looked at some of the ...
Anonymous Crypto Zcoin Plans to Eliminate Trusted Setup by End of 2017
It would offer the power and large anonymity sets of zero-knowledge proofs with low proof size without having to trust anyone with the generation of initial parameters, which is required in other zero-knowledge setups such as in Zcash. Zerocoin and ...
Blockchain to the rescue?
There are many pain points in the travel process, impacting consumers, suppliers, intermediaries and the tech providers. But there is a growing consensus that blockchain could be the innovation to address these issues. NB This is a viewpoint by Trond ...
Why banks should stay well clear of blockchain
If the financial services industry is banking on blockchain as the basis for new service innovation, it will be sorely disappointed. Blockchain's design principles are completely at odds with those of the industry, and the technology is fraught with ...
Bitcoin Trading at a Near $100 Premium on Bitfinex
Bitfinex is now trading at a significant premium from other western exchanges with such huge gaps usually not seen for more than a few hours due to the considerable arbitrage opportunities it offers. One bitcoin is currently trading at around $1,320 at ...
From Here To Where? Bitcoin And The Future Of Cryptocurrency
There's a number of reasons why cryptocurrencies are so inherently popular. They are safe, anonymous and utterly decentralized. Unlike conventional currency, they are not controlled or regulated by some singular authority, their flow is determined ...
Remove the CNMiner Monero Miner
The CNMiner Miner is a Trojan that utilizes a victim's CPU processing power to mine the digital currency called Monera. When installed, this Trojan will install a Monero called NsCpuCNMiner32.exe and NsCpuCNMiner64.exe that will attempt to mine Monero ...
Spain's Aragon Joins Ethereum Startups Eyeing Token Sale Glory
Aragon was one of the Ethereum startups highlighted by co-founder Mihai Alisie as showing particular promise in the early development stages. Cuende is keenly riding the wave of popularity surrounding token sales this year, which have already been many ...
Ethereum --fFoundations of cryptocurrency and blockchain programming
Ethereum is an open-source public blockchain featuring smart contracts and which uses the Turing-complete scripting language Solidity. The open source Ethereum protocol was first proposed in 2013, along with its native cryptocurrency ether. Since then ...
That Time We Gave $500000 in Bitcoin to College Kids
CoinDesk: Where did the idea for the MIT Bitcoin Project come from? Jeremy: I started following bitcoin in late 2011. My sophomore fall, I did a hackathon project called Tidbit with some friends. Tidbit aimed to use browser-based bitcoin mining to ...
Blockchain Landmark Outpaces Financial Regulators
Law360, London (April 21, 2017, 1:45 PM BST) -- Spanish banking giant Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA on Friday became the first bank to use blockchain technology to move money across borders, a fresh sign that banks are outpacing regulators in ...
Top 4 Bitcoin Subunits Everybody Should Know
One of the common questions people have about bitcoin is how one would pay small amounts with this cryptocurrency. Unlike traditional money, bitcoin is divisible by up to eight digits past the decimal. This creates some interesting subunits of bitcoin ...