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In-Depth: Cryptocurrency's digital health potential for data sharing, behavior incentives
As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies take off in a gold rush-like fashion, players in the digital health field have jumped on board the cryptocurrency wagon. Some companies, like Nobel Prize contender George Church's brainchild Nebula, are finding ...
Blockchain Tested Along China's Southern Transport Corridor
One of Asia's largest shipowners, Pacific International Lines (PIL), along with PSA International and IBM Singapore, has tested a blockchain platform tracking cargo from Chongqing in China to Singapore via the Southern Transport Corridor, a key route ...
On Monero and Zcash: Why criminals' cryptocurrency choices matter to average investors
It's often taken for granted that cryptocurrencies are operating in a sphere of bleeding edge technology. Through that, it's easy to forget that it's still very new, and it most certainly hasn't reached its potential - it's unclear where the technology ...
Overstock CEO Puts 'Millions Of Dollars' Into Unknown Coin, Compares To Bitcoin
Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock, which was the first major retailer to accept Bitcoin (BTC) back in 2014, has said that he is “not really interested in cryptocurrencies per se,” but revealed a little-known Blockchain project his company has ...
Don't Let Blockchain Cost Savings Hype Fool You
The general consensus on the promise of blockchain centers on disrupting – or even reinventing – how multiple parties execute transactions in various scenarios, from simple money transfers to complex real estate deals. Simplifying transactions, however ...
Why Ethereum weathered the cryptocurrency downturn better than Bitcoin
One coin that has stayed relatively stable throughout the recent crash, though, is Ethereum. In fact, the value of 1 ether has actually increased by 4.9 percent since January 1, 2018, and its value relative to Bitcoin has grown by nearly 50 percent. So ...
Liquid democracy uses blockchain to fix politics, and now you can vote for it
24Abraham Lincoln famously said that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” but looking around these days, you would be forgiven if you thought representative democracy had already been buried ...
Monero (CRYPTO:XMR) Market Capitalization Achieves $4.36 Billion
Monero logo Monero (CURRENCY:XMR) traded 4.4% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 11:00 AM ET on February 17th. One Monero coin can now be bought for approximately $276.85 or 0.02829420 BTC on major cryptocurrency ...
Why the Internet will Use Litecoin (LTC) for Money
Litecoin (LTC)–Litecoin, along with a renewed interest in cryptocurrencies that hold utility in transactions, has paved the way for a revival in the crypto marketplace. While there was speculation that last week's price gain was a pump for Sunday's ...
Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk Says He Owns $2.5K In BTC, Or 'Literally Zero Cryptocurrency'
Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and entrepreneur known for founding and leading Tesla Motors and SpaceX, revealed on Twitter Thursday Feb. 22, how much Bitcoin (BTC) he owns — 0.25 BTC or about $2,478 as of press time, or 0.000012% of his total net ...
Say Hello to the Blockchain in Transport Alliance and Its 10 Brand-Name Members
Though numerous catalysts played a critical role in pushing digital currency prices higher, much of the credit rightly belongs to blockchain technology Opens a New Window. , which was introduced to the world in mainstream fashion when bitcoin debuted ...
Riot Blockchain Gets Hit by Another Shareholder Lawsuit
On February 22, 2018, law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP announced it was filing a class-action lawsuit against Riot. The complaint charges Riot, along with Honig and company CEO John O'Rourke and CFO Jeffrey McGonegal, with securities ...
Say hello to the Blockchain in Transport Alliance
Arguably, though, an even more exciting open-source blockchain initiative was formed just a few months ago: the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). This alliance, which rather than focusing on a specific version of blockchain as the EEA does, has ...
This cryptocurrency wants to get things right the first time, and it just might
On Oct. 1, 2017, an unusual event caused a collective gasp in the world of cryptocurrencies. A little known cryptocurrency called Cardano — or ADA, as its corresponding coin is called — showed up on crypto-tracking sites with a market cap of about ...
Ethereum Classic (ETC) to Hit $75 as Excitement Builds Towards March 5
The goo attribute of Callisto is the air-drop function; it will enable all ETC holders to get equal amount of Callisto (native Callisto tokens CLO) tokens in all Ethereum Classic supported wallets including MyEtherwallet and ClassicEtherWallet. The Air ...
Blockchain Technology | More Than Your Cryptocurrency Wallet
The blockchain is the technology that allows Bitcoin and some other cryptocurrencies to function and it's this innovation that has really captured imaginations as a revolutionary concept that could disrupt society and its current structures. Initially ...
German Research Institute To Use Blockchain For Radio-Frequency ID Sensor Systems
The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), based in Dresden, Germany, intends to use Blockchain concepts for the development of wireless radio-frequency identification (RFID) sensor systems in the logistics sector, according to a Feb ...
Will Lightning Help or Hurt Bitcoin Privacy?
For bitcoin users, many of whom were drawn to cryptocurrency for its promise of financial sovereignty, bitcoin is still synonymous with privacy. But the gap between the vision and the reality, in which user transactions today must be published to a ...
Bank Of China Files Patent For New Blockchain Scaling Solution
The commercial, state-run Bank of China, not to be confused with the People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, has filed a patent with the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) for a solution to scale Blockchain technology systems ...
Strip Clubs, Lambos and Hackers: A Tale of Two Bitcoins
But there was one problematic fact: In cryptocurrency you are far more likely to buy into an effective scam than "the next bitcoin." Anyone can create and market a generic blockchain-based token with little or no added unique functionality. The barrier ...
Bitcoin Is Finding Its Way into High Schools
Over the past few years, colleges and universities all over the world have been creating courses revolving around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Now the subject is slowly infecting the halls of high school students who want to learn about ...
Why Monero miners prefer hacking computers than mining it like Bitcoin?
Monero mining, on the other hand, can still be mined with the processing power of your home desktops. Monero has a 2 minute block time while Bitcoin's block time takes an average of 10 minutes with around 6 blocks being generated in an hour. Monero's ...
Monero price predictions 2018: Significant appreciation is possible I ...
Monero price predictions 2018: Significant appreciation is possible I ...
Regulations And Their Influence On Cryptocurrency Prices
This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. 2017 saw cryptocurrencies swing wildly in valuations daily. Despite a ...
Litecoin: Take Some Deep Breaths, and Don't Do a Thing | Crypto ...
Litecoin: Take Some Deep Breaths, and Don't Do a Thing | Crypto ...
Litecoin: Take Some Deep Breaths, and Don't Do a Thing
Litecoin (LTC) is one among the top ten cryptocurrencies to experience a dip in price today after news of a computer glitch in Japan reached crypto mainland. All the major currencies are today in the red as news that Zaif exchange in Japan suffered ...
Anonymous Bitcoin dealer gives sizable donations to two Chattanooga nonprofit organizations
A couple of local outdoor nonprofit organizations have received sizable donations from an anonymous philanthropist giving away millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin to organizations around the world. Two months ago, the donor, who goes by the name "Pine ...
Bitcoin's wild trip fails to shake cryptocurrency believers
Scott Weiss bought bitcoin when it peaked at over $19,000 in December. Just days later the cryptocurrency began a lurch lower that left it languishing below $6,000 at the start of this month and many declaring the bubble had burst. The 48-year-old ...
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, Feb. 23
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market ...
Berkeley's plan to make its own cryptocurrency raises eyebrows
Some of cryptocurrency's harshest critics have characterized them as Ponzi schemes, even as others anticipate that they will revolutionize payment systems. A few early backers of cryptocurrencies are now billionaires on paper, thanks to the run-up in ...
What Will It Take For Bitcoin To Replace The Dollar In Everyday Transactions
Of all the problems that keep Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from replacing the dollar in everyday transactions, one stands out: volatility—value fluctuation in relation to the dollar. That's according to a recent survey conducted by Survata, an ...
Blockchain could transform in-game economies
As the line between what's real and what's becomes further blurred, players take on more risk. Whenever a game invites players to buy items with their money, the game also inevitably (and inadvertently) invites scammers, item dupers, and fraud ...
Long Blockchain misled investors, exchange officials say
Long Blockchain, which changed its name from Long Island Iced Tea Corp. in December, sending its stock soaring, is now getting an earful from regulators. The company acknowledged that Nasdaq believes it made “a series of public statements designed to ...
LA Times website hacked to mine Monero cryptocurrency
The researcher found that hackers compromised the domain and inserted a CoinHive's Monero JavaScript miner which used the computing power (CPU) of visitors to mine Monero (XMR) coins without their knowledge or consent. CoinHive is a company that ...
Bitcoin Debate: Warren Buffett Bear Vs. Winklevoss Twins Bull
There are two distinct views on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. One view is that they will flame out and most, if not all, will become worthless . The other side is that at least some are destined to become much more valuable and become engrained in not ...
Here's How Much Bitcoin Elon Musk Owns
Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't exactly active in cryptocurrency. Musk revealed this week on Twitter how much Bitcoin he owns—and it's not much. Musk shed light on his bitcoin ownership in response to a question from a Twitter follower asking why there were ...
Video Game Giant Ubisoft Is Exploring Blockchain Use Cases
French video game publisher Ubisoft is exploring potential applications of blockchain in its Strategic Innovation Lab, which studies emerging technologies and their use cases. Lidwine Sauer, the Lab's director of trends and insights, told the gaming ...
Why cryptocurrency could be your worst tax nightmare
Further, many of the cryptocurrency exchanges people use aren't providing taxable income forms for trades and transactions, leaving the burden on individuals to track losses and gains. The extreme fluctuations in value, the lack of consistency across ...
Bitcoin and blockchain consume an exorbitant amount of energy. These engineers are trying to change that
If blockchain technology is going to revolutionize how we transact with each other, computer scientists need to solve one big problem: It can consume way too much energy. The original blockchain, which underlies bitcoin, runs on an algorithm that could ...
How Upcoming Litepay Launch Has Affected Litecoin's Price
Litecoin's February breakout might have had a lot to do with the announcement that Litepay — a Litecoin payment system — will become available in 41 countries on Monday, February 26. The payment method, which was first announced on December 2017 ...