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So, It Looks Like Ethereum is Going to Have to Fork Again...
So, It Looks Like Ethereum is Going to Have to Fork Again...
The Russian Bitcoin Ban Plan is on Indefinite Hold
The Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation has now stated that the spread of bitcoin in Russia does not represent a threat the country's financial ecosystem, at its current rate of adoption. As such, the plan to ban the cryptocurrency is now ...
Blockchain to reinvigorate loyalty programmes - Deloitte
Distributed ledger technology has the potential to revitalise loyalty rewards programmes by replacing fragmented and clunky systems that depend on centralised administration with a trustless, digitised interlinked network, argues a new report from ...
Using Blockchain to Protect Against Data Tampering | Computerworld
Blockchain technology began as a validating technology for bitcoin digital currency. It created a record of digital events distributed across different participants or ...
Ethereum Classic's Price Crashes as Network Comes Under Attack
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Ethereum Classic lost more than 10% of its value today with price standing just above $1 as the network comes under sustained dos attack. The ...
Central Banks Explore Blockchains: Why Digital Dollars, Pounds Or Yuan Could Be A Reality In 5 Years
Blockchains were discussed back in June at a blockchain- and fintech-focused forum hosted by the Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and attended by central banks from over 90 countries. Last week, in a speech at the ...
Japan to Drop 8% Bitcoin Sales Tax
The country's Financial Services Agency – its top finance regulator – along with the Ministry of Finance are deliberating on a possible exemption, according to regional news service Nikkei. Bitcoin purchases in Japan are currently subject to an 8 ...
Blockchain technology may help secure the nuclear weapons of the future
It turns out Kim Dotcom isn't the only one looking to leverage the distributed database system known as Blockchain for something other than its original purpose. While he might be using it to create a new micro-transaction infused file- sharing system ...
Bitcoin Bull Market is Still Intact
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. In the past few days, we have focused on the long term chart of Bitcoin. We have a reasonable degree of confidence that the long-term trend ...
Kim Dotcom: MegaUpload2/BitCache will take Bitcoin Mainstream
Many in the Bitcoin community worry about Bitcoin's ability to crossover into the mainstream, if it will ever happen, and can the protocol handle the transaction flow. Kim Dotcom says his new BitCache is a lock to take Bitcoin to new heights, at least ...
What You Need To Know About Cybersecurity, WikiLeaks, And Bitcoin
Andrea O'Sullivan is the program manager of the technology policy program for the Mercatus Center where she combines her interests in economics, cryptology, alternate currency, and emerging technologies. She joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss ...
The blockchain is on the rise in the fourth episode of Bitcoin and the Blockchain
With Bitcoin facing an uncertain future, the technology behind Bitcoin — the blockchain — is poised to overtake its original application. Startups, central banks and massive financial institutions in New York, London, Shanghai and elsewhere are ...
Fed paying close attention to 'significant' blockchain - Finextra
Distributed ledger technology may be the "most significant development in many years" for payments, clearing and settlement, according to a Fe...
Emirates, ICICI Complete Cross-Border Blockchain Transaction
Two more major banks successfully completed a cross-border transaction executed on a blockchain today. Announced by ICICI Bank and Emirates NDB, the trial represents the latest efforts among banks worldwide to use the technology to facilitate faster, ...
John Kerry Hints Bitcoin Training is Underway at US Embassies
Specifically, the moderator inquired whether an embassy officer "needs to be able to speak with fluency about bitcoin and dark web". Kerry replied positively, prompting the moderator to ask if the State Department was moving to update its training ...
Op-Ed: Trump vs. Clinton: On Debt, Taxes and Bitcoin, Expect the Same...But Different
For bitcoin and other digital currencies this trend is positive. The inflation brought upon by increased Fed largesse will continue to bleed into assets free from central bank manipulation. Real estate and gold are the traditional assets savers flee to ...
When or If? Deloitte Study Explores Blockchain Loyalty Programs
A new report from Deloitte explores how blockchain could be used in loyalty rewards programs. The report, released by the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, argues that most loyalty programs offered by US companies face a problem, as they are ...
Is Bitcoin Doomed?
Rumors of bitcoin's demise have been greatly exaggerated. According to a site tracking “bitcoin obituaries,” the seven-year-old cryptocurrency has been proclaimed dead more than 100 times by the media, yet a recent resurgence has seen bitcoin's price ...
Is Bitcoin Doomed?
Rumors of bitcoin's demise have been greatly exaggerated. According to a site tracking “bitcoin obituaries,” the media has proclaimed the seven-year-old cryptocurrency dead more than 100 times, yet a recent resurgence has led to a tripling in bitcoin's ...
Blockchain Tracker: Prizes And Regulations, Do They Mix?
“The Blockchain Startup Contest is the very thing that the industry needs. The basis for blockchain technology is something that works well in practice, but not in theory,” said Luther Martin at HPE Security-Data Security. “The best way to find good ...
As UK Pound Continues to Decline, Bitcoin Volatility Gets Revaluated
Mainstream investors and financial institutions have dismissed Bitcoin as a currency due to its intense volatility. The British pound recently plunged to more than 6% in minutes, crashing various markets and exchanges. While the British pound came ...
Bitcoin Blooms with Chinese Buyers as Yuan Sinks
Bitcoin price has seen sailing good winds lately, spiking early on October 11 from recent averages of $610-$615 to $630. Prices have seen support since, with a high of $649 on the Bitstamp Price Index, a number that hasn't been scaled since the end of ...
Dubai's Largest Bank Is Piloting a Blockchain Project
Dubai's largest bank, Emirates NBD, is working with India's ICICI on a pilot project to use blockchain technology for global remittances and trade finance, in what they say is a first for banks from the Middle East and India. The project showed banks ...
Double Standards: The Coming Push for Blockchain Interoperability Could Get Messy
Among the efforts PwC has participated in include the European standards body ESMA's consultation on the applications of DLT; the World Wide Web Consortium's workshops on blockchain and distributed ledgers; and the US-based Object Management ...
DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks
You've probably heard about blockchain technology most often in the context of digital cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but the blockchain can be much more than that. In fact, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking into an ...
ViaBTC Sees 50% Drop in Hashpower After Supporting Bitcoin Unlimited
ViaBTC for instance, is mining 2 MB blocks through Bitcoin Unlimited, while the Bitcoin.com mining pool is opting for a 16 MB blocksize. The team behind ViaBTC decided to move its entire mining pool to Bitcoin Unlimited due to their belief that the ...
Chronicled Showcases Prototype Drone Identity and Access Control System Using Ethereum Blockchain for ...
Chronicled Showcases Prototype Drone Identity and Access Control System Using Ethereum Blockchain for ...
Estonia's Funderbeam is building a blockchain-based “stock exchange” for startups
Providing tools to research, fund and trade in private companies, the bigger vision is to build something akin to a “stock exchange” for startups based on blockchain technology. To make that vision a reality, Funderbeam has raised $2.6 million in ...
Bitcoin Has a New Top Dark Market
The finding is the result of a new collaboration between blockchain analytics startup Skry and information security firm Terbium Labs, one that analyzed millions of URLs to identify the most popular sites for illicit bitcoin commerce. The case study ...
Epik Announces Support for Bitcoin Transactions
Bitcoin is the digital currency loved by geeks that is steadily gaining mainstream adoption as an alternative method of payment. Due to its breakthrough Blockchain technology, it serves as borderless digital cash, which can be typically transmitted ...
US Pentagon May Use Blockchain Tech For Nuclear Warhead Defense
Blockchain technology has proven to make Bitcoin a legitimate global payment option for millions of people worldwide. The banking establishment is falling all over themselves to create their own Blockchains to cut costs and become more efficient. Now ...
Blockchain Critics Feel The Technology's Importance is Overstated
The most prominent topic of speculation this year has been blockchain technology. While the advantages of this concept are easy to see for everyone, there is still a fear of overhyping the possibilities. In most cases, developing of blockchain ...
Wells Fargo Develops Blockchain Banking Prototype
Wells Fargo, ANZ and Swift have completed a prototype that envisions how blockchain play a role in correspondent banking. The three firms outlined the major prongs of new technology they developed in a recent blog post, outlining the development of ...
How To Avoid Patent Wars and Reduce IP Risk in The Blockchain ...
How To Avoid Patent Wars and Reduce IP Risk in The Blockchain ...
Gold And Bitcoin Tell A Story About Central Bank Policy
One sign that the dollar and all other currencies have a real problem today is the price action in gold and bitcoin in 2016. These two assets have outperformed all forms of paper money, and if central banks remain on the same course, they are likely to ...
Counting Them All: How to Figure Out Actual Number Of Bitcoin Users
Setting out to know the number of or to get a rough estimate of Bitcoin users in all the parts of the world currently could be daunting. This is partly for the pseudonymity and the double or triple chances of one user duplicating addresses or not being ...
Digital Ventures Unveils Blockchain Plans and Invests in Feasibility Study
Digital Ventures, the financial technology investment arm of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) today unveiled its perspective on blockchain technology and has become the first Thai commercial bank to invest in a feasibility study aimed at building a stable, ...
Japan Relents, Will Kill Sales Tax on Bitcoin Buying
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. In what will come as welcome relief to bitcoin adopters in the country, Japan is set to end its 8% 'consumption tax rate' imposed on buyers of ...
Apache 2.0: The case for more permissive relicensing of Ethereum
He said: "It is important to note that while the original Ethereum blockchain is a public blockchain, the Ethereum state transition rules (i.e. the part of the protocol that deals with processing transactions, executing contract code, etc.) can be ...
Shipping giant Maersk tests blockchain powered bills of lading
Maersk took part in a proof of concept, with blockchain expertise from the IT University of Copenhagen, to replace the traditional bill of lading. This is typically a detailed list of a ship's cargo in the form of a receipt passed between the master of ...