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The 2018 Year of Cryptocurrency Challenge – Week 3
At the beginning of 2018, I wrote an article outlining a New Year's resolution that I thought could help boost cryptocurrency adoption and awareness in 2018. Last week was the second installment of my year of cryptocurrency. This week's challenge was ...
You'll never guess which company holds the most blockchain patents
However, sitting at the top of the pack, well ahead of every other company is...Bank of America (NYSE:BAC). Who saw that coming, right? According to Envision IP, Bank of America has 43 blockchain patents or applications, although Mark Pipitone, a Bank ...
It's Normal to Ask Questions About Bitcoin ETFs
"SEC Pours Cold Water on Prospect of Bitcoin ETFs" is the Wall Street Journal's headline about this letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management to the Investment Company Institute and the Securities Industry ...
The founder of litecoin, a cryptocurrency that has gained 650% in 7 months, told us he's worried about all the scams ...
The founder of litecoin, a cryptocurrency that has gained 650% in 7 months, told us he's worried about all the scams ...
Public Blockchain's Lure Will Become Irresistible for Enterprises in 2018
Right now, many enterprise blockchains are still operating like distributed databases and notary services, often with very specialized objectives, such as tracking product provenance. This is a useful start, but if we are not careful, it could be a ...
Cryptocurrency: 'Biggest Evolution of Financial System in History' – Investor
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets have faced unprecedented volatility recently. There was a huge price surge as mainstream finance started investing in Bitcoin, and then there was a plunge as rumors were that Asian countries are starting to regulate ...
Is Bitcoin Crashing?...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week
Gene Marks , Contributor I write about technology developments for small business owners. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images). Here are five things in ...
How blockchain technology is going to shape our future
Amor Sexton, senior innovation manager at Citi, walked us through the incredible potential of blockchain technology at Inspirefest 2017. While excitement about the potential of blockchain has been brewing in the technology sector for some time now, the ...
Oil Giant Shell Buys into Blockchain
Shell is not the only energy company with eyes on blockchain technology. Last year, it was reported that trading house Mercuria started working with banks ING and Societe Generale on the first large oil trade based on blockchain technology. According ...
PR: B2Expand Launches Its Ethereum-Based Game Asset Store
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Bitcoin.com Launches Bitcoin Cash Notary Service
This week Bitcoin.com has re-launched the blockchain-based notary service that was once tethered to the bitcoin core blockchain. Unfortunately, the service did not work correctly because of transaction backlog, and high network fees to verify documents ...
DEUTSCHE BANK: Correlation between bitcoin and Wall Street's 'Fear Index' is increasing 'dramatically'
LONDON – There's a growing relationship between the price of bitcoin and the VIX, the volatility index colloquially known as Wall Street's "Fear Index," according to analysts at Deutsche Bank. Writing in a note circulated to clients on Friday, Deutsche ...
LiteCoin price weekly analysis
A price range that suggests some measure of stability. With midweek volatility across all cryptocurrency markets, LiteCoin experienced a dramatic drop in price to as low as US$144.93 by the afternoon of 16 January. Closing out the week at US$198.69 ...
Bitcoin Laundering Less Than One Percent of All Transactions
A recent report from the joint Bitcoin analysis team of FDD and Ellicit, a Bitcoin forensics company, indicates that less than one percent of all Bitcoin transactions involve money laundering. The report, written to help analyze the flow of funds and ...
Indian Banks Suspending Bitcoin Exchange Accounts
Bitcoin exchanges are under fire in India, as many of the nation's top banks have suspended or greatly curtailed functionality on exchange accounts. State Bank of India (SBI), Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank have all taken strong action ...
Bitcoin falls back
Dollar prices for the original and most traded cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, fell below $10 000 for the first time since November last year this week before recovering slightly back to around $11 000. With prices having reached almost $20 000 in December ...
Blockchain tech enters the energy sector
The realm of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies is expanding exponentially. So much so that regular companies and huge multinationals are now looking towards applying the tech to improve their business operations, increase productivity, and ...
Ethereum price weekly analysis
Despite a resilient week in a tough crypto market Ethereum continues to flag scaling problems. Ethereum loses over US$600 in only days; Average transaction fee remains relatively high; Canadian government announces Ethereum trial in blockchain ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – Can ETH/USD Overcome This?
ETH price is trading nicely above the $1000 level and is moving positively against the US Dollar. There is a monster bearish trend line acting as a resistance at $1150 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The pair has to settle ...
Op-Ed: Bitcoin price recovers to break through $13000 briefly today
However, there is also increasing volumes of transactions causing congestion and slowing down of transaction speed. A recent article notes: "... rising transaction volumes are causing network congestion. Bitcoin has no means of adjusting capacity other ...
Not Shani but Jupiter will again bring back the volatility in Bitcoin post October
Cryptocurrencies mainly Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple enjoyed a bumper year in 2017 as mainstream investors entered the market and drove prices higher. We saw an explosion in so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) - digital, token-based fundraising ...
Canada trialing use of Ethereum blockchain to enhance transparency of govt funding
The Canadian government has launched a trial to explore the use of blockchain technology in making government research grant and funding information more transparent to the public. Story continues below. For the trial, the National Research Council ...
Bitcoin tax loophole could save cryptocurrency investors millions as it leaves HMRC short
Robert Langston of Saffery Champness has told cryptocurrency users to declare themselves as investors leaving them more likely to pay tax. He said: "It is difficult to see how the profits on mainstream cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could be seen as ...
Revealed: Bitcoin and Ethereum Have a Hidden Power Structure
If you are like most of us, hoping to become a billionaire someday after your digital currency investment appreciates to some crazy amounts; you understand the need to be keen on this technology. As in, nobody who has thrown his or her cash into crypto ...
Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound But Uncertainty Still Lingers
As mentioned above most cryptocurrency markets are doing very well, and only tether is suffering today because many traders have exited that strategy so they can plot new positions. The second highest market cap is still held by ethereum (ETH) as the ...
Bitcoin is 'first sign of greed since Great Recession,' says Federated's Chiavarone
"It's the first sign of greed since the Great Recession," Chiavarone said this week on CNBC's "Trading Nation." "It's indicative of rising risk appetites which will drive equity markets higher almost regardless of what happens with bitcoin." Bitcoin is ...
Bitcoin, Ethereum Lead Crypto Market Rebound on Saturday
Ethereum also extended its recovery, with prices up 50% from Wednesday's low. The native ether token shot up 13.3% to $1,155 on Saturday, bringing its total market cap to $112 billion. The digital currency has been among the market's most prosperous ...
Blockchain is making way for all companies
Several technical and time-consuming steps need to be fulfilled to get a project out of the paper and into the real world. These often require skills and a financial investment that could refrain people from setting up their own company. Can you ...
Graft Blockchain Launches Mainnet Ahead of Schedule
Since the introduction of bitcoin, blockchain technology has been said to change the financial system forever. However, nearly ten years after the launch of bitcoin, not much has changed in the traditional financial system due to the impact of ...
On January 19-20 analysts noticed ZCash (ZEC) rise by 9.11%
ZCash is a privacy driven cryptocurrency. It uses the Equihash as an algorithm, which is an asymmetric memory-hard Proof of Work algorithm based on the generalized birthday problem. It relies on high RAM requirements to bottleneck the generation of ...
European Central Bank to Discuss Bitcoin and Blockchain With Youth
One of the three major questions that the President of the European Central Bank will be answering via a series of videos on Feb. 12, 2018 is about cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. Mario Draghi will respond to the selected questions, whether Bitcoin ...
Bitcoin price RIVAL: Cryptocurrency 'faster than bitcoin' will CHALLENGE market leaders
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How Exactly Is Blockchain Supposed to Change the World?
While cryptocurrency investment has a “bubble element,” she says, that doesn't mean blockchain has no value. To put it simply, blockchain is an anonymized, decentralized system for managing data and keeping accounts, and while it's most commonly ...
CTRL+T podcast: From Tide Pods to the blockchain | TechCrunch
Blockchain has become the latest buzzword in the technology industry, but many people are still in the dark about just what exactly it means. Thanks to Raine Revere, we have a bit of a better grasp on what the blockchain entails as well as some of its ...
CTRL+T podcast: From Tide Pods to the blockchain
Blockchain has become the latest buzzword in the technology industry, but many people are still in the dark about just what exactly it means. Thanks to Raine Revere, we have a bit of a better grasp on what the blockchain entails as well as some of its ...
Ethereum's Q4 Roundup Shows the Platform's Growth and Progress
Moreover, it's gained broad exposure as an enterprise solution, and it's being researched by some of the most significant companies in the world through the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. In this way, Ethereum is more than just a valuable cryptocurrency ...
Romanian Websites Use CoinHive Scripts to Illegally Mine Monero
The Romanian computer security team have identified over 150 local websites that run CoinHive scripts to mine Monero digital currency. CoinHive works legally where it shares the mined coins with webmasters that run the script on their website ...
Bitcoin warning: Former Nasdaq chief says you can tell which cryptocurrency will FAIL
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Why Blockchains and Identity Go Together
One area of online life most ripe for disruption is identity: How does anyone really know you are who you say you are? Nowadays, credit agencies and social networks like Facebook act as the main gatekeepers for identity. But a host of entrepreneurs are ...
Bitcoin price crash REVEALED: Reason behind sudden cryptocurrency plummet
The managing director at eTorro, Russia, said the influx of “mass-market consumers” looking to join the cryptocurrency trend led to the sudden surge in price for bitcoin, which reached highs of around $20,000 in December. Mr Verbitsky told RT: “Many ...