Blockchain News

Two More Indian Banks Conduct Blockchain Pilot Transactions
Two more Indian private banks have started conducting pilot transactions using blockchain technology, days after the country's leading private sector bank, ICICI, completed its successful blockchain pilot. Axis Bank Ltd., and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd ...
Coinbase updates Ethereum (ETH) network
San Francisco based Bitcoin Exchange and provider Coinbase has made an update regarding the current status of the Ethereum (ETH) network and the upcoming ETH hard fork. In order to protect against denial-of-service (DOS) attacks, the Ethereum ...
Dubai and Norway to drive visitors beyond star attractions with a blockchain-based loyalty program
Blockchain technology is running at a gallop and creating unique opportunities for travel companies to track their customer's preferences, build more personalized and meaningful interactions, and extract more value from loyalty programs. Case in point ...
leading indian banks experiment with blockchain technology
Sharma added that Kotak Mahindra Bank is currently conducting pilot transactions in cross-border remittances and trade settlements, using blockchain technology. He also said that the bank is working with some international banks and a technology ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH Relatively Muted ...
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A 'GAME Changer' Announced at Coinsbank Blockchain Summit in Turkey
The beautiful setting of the Mediterranean Sea on the Turkish Riviera didn't deter some of the brightest minds in blockchain from the major announcements that were made there, including a new gaming platform that utilizes expanded capabilities and in ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 10/17/2016 – Breakout Brewing?
Bitcoin price is still stuck in consolidation, moving between resistance at $646 and support around $637. Price just came off a test of resistance and could have its sights set back on support. A pickup in volatility could lead to a break in either ...
Anti-counterfeiting blockchain app demoed at Shanghai Fashion Week
During this years event, from October 12 to 19, cult fashion brand BABYGHOST demonstrated how far blockchain technology now reaches. The independent fashion brand is lead by Qiaoran Huang and Joshua Hupper. Nylon Magazine calls it, “A grungy mix ...
In China, Two Cities Mirror Blockchain-Bitcoin Divide
In this light, some rivalry is as inevitable, and it's now spilling over into the country's blockchain industry. In Beijing, visitors are likely to meet "bitcoin maximalists", those who shrug at the idea an alternative blockchain or bank consortium ...
Opinion: Bitcoin Still Expected To Grow Exponentially, Especially In Africa
When the words bitcoin and Africa appear in a sentence, the word remittance usually follows, write Alex Lielacher in a Bitcoin Magazine report. Bitcoin was launched eight years ago and hit the mainstream in 2013. Its low-cost money transfer feature was ...
Online Platform Ask The Doctor Adds Bitcoin to Payment Options to Protect Privacy
Online medical inquiry platform accepts Bitcoin to protect patient privacy and makes users comfortable when asking health-related questions. Ask The Doctor, a Canadian medical startup has officially announced that they are now accepting Bitcoin on ...
Bitcoin Surges 5% in South Africa, Venezuela With Its 1500% Inflation May Follow
Though it is not clear the extent to which the weakening South African currency rand will go compared to what is happening in Venezuela, Bitcoin price in the country rose by almost 5% this week. The sharp rise which happened in less than a day was a ...
A Pitch Perfect Illustration of Blockchain Hype
Titled “Blockchain startup aims to replace clearinghouses,” the article breathlessly describes a post-trade start-up based on hyperledger technology that it says is designed to "disintermediate central counterparties (CCPs) from the clearing process ...
Blockchain could soon power stock markets, music sales, and even prevent child labor — here's how it works
In the non-blockchain world, we keep separate records of transactions. If you write your friend a check, you balance your own checkbook and your friend does the same when they deposit it. But things can go wrong. They might forget to update their ...
Bitcoin's Mass Adoption Clue Is Hidden Away in Cambodia
Bitcoin of course is the ideal candidate. It is easily transferable, fully global and has proven to be a sound digital currency since it came into being. We can learn a lot from the experience of countries that have multiple currencies. Cash registers ...
Blockchain Comes to High Fashion
After FinTech and InsurTech, with some considering blockchain's use for music, movies, and social media, Fashion Tech may be the next buzzword to describe blockchain's disruption. Shanghai's fashion week opened yesterday with all the glitz and glamour ...
Running A Successful Bitcoin Company Does Not Necessarily Require VCs
The Bitcoin and blockchain sector heavily relies on investments from VCs. But as it turns out, the venture capital approach can cause quite a few issues for companies as well. There is a right and wrong approach to dealing with VC funding when push ...
Government Trapdoors Spying Tool Could Decrypt Millions of Cryptographic Keys, Bitcoin is Safe
Elliptic Curve Cryptography was introduced for this precise reason, to cover up the vulnerabilities in the widely used DH exchange. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and any other advanced cryptographic networks are completely safe from government ...
Blockchain Exchange and Wallet Lykke Raised $1 Million at ICO
Lykke, a Swiss fintech company building a global blockchain-powered marketplace, concluded its initial coin offering (ICO) at midnight, October 11th, with the sale of 23,226,753 coins, raising 1,161,338 CHF. The sale lasted a month, during which over 1 ...
Bitcoin Fork Soon? Core Blocks Dip Below 90% As Unlimited Takes Off
Bitcoin Unlimited takes off as Core blocks mined drop below 90% for the first time, indicating that Bitcoin may be forked, increasing the block size limit. Attempts to raise the block size limit have been made in the past, the latest of which before ...
DarkMatter Introduces Blockchain Solutions for Governments and Enterprises in the UAE
These first-of-a-kind, enterprise-ready blockchain offerings are designed for smart cities and other smart systems, and industries such as financial services, financial technology, and healthcare where secure real-time data transactions are mission ...
Will Quantum Computers Spell the Doom of Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is dead! It has been predicted 112 times already. There is even a website that keeps track of all these obituaries. The latest prophecy predicts the death of Bitcoin once quantum computers make an entry. This plausible prediction comes at the ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Further Gains Likely
Bitcoin price surged higher this past week versus the US Dollar to register a close above the $635 resistance. There is a flag pattern forming on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD, which may ignite another rally. The price may ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Approaching Break
Ethereum price after a solid decline towards the $11.48 level against the US Dollar found support. There is a critical contracting triangle pattern formed on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX), which may provide us the next move ...
A Chinese Perspective: BitKan Visits Ukraine Bitcoin Conference
Bitcoin infrastructure has improved markedly in the past few years, but there are still plenty of regions underserved. Chinese Bitcoin portal BitKan has a mobile service designed for over-the-counter (OTC) Bitcoin traders. This lets users trade off ...
Bitcoin Price Analysis — CNY Devaluations helping bitcoin bull-run
The technical setups posted below use simple trend detection, support and resistance, channels, pattern and candlestick analysis. We aim for high-probability trade setups on BTCUSD and use very few indicators. All charts use BNC's Bitcoin Liquid Index ...
Central Banks Find It Hard to Ignore Blockchain Technology
While the climbing Bitcoin price stands proof to the increasing interest in the digital currency, at least 100 research and white papers published by various banking and financial institutions vouch for blockchain technology. The global economy is ...
Bitcoin Price Hits 11-Week High as Market Looks Past High-Profile Cyber Attacks
The price of bitcoin surged this week, reaching its highest level since late July as investors moved past a series of hacks that brought negative attention to the digital currency space. The BTC/USD exchange rate advanced 0.2% to $639.62 as of 1:08 pm ...
Mexico's Bitcoin Community Helps Bitwala Find Way in New Country
Violence has returned to headlines in Mexico in 2016. But, positive news abounds for a country rich in resources and hardworking people. It seems many among the Mexican people, as well, are curious about Bitcoin – and eager to help. As CEO of Bitwala, ...
How Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Startups Are Revolutionising Venture Capital
William Mougayar is the author of "The Business Blockchain" and a board advisor to, and investor in, various blockchain projects and startups (See: Disclosures). Here, Mougayar argues that the traditional venture capital model is being quickly ...
Bitcoin IRA Launches Investment Returns Calculator
LOS ANGELES — Bitcoin IRA, a company that provides bitcoin-based retirement vehicles, has added a returns calculator to its platform. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by ...
Experts Criticize Ethereum Hard Fork, Coinbase Warns Network Instability
The Ethereum development team officially postponed the execution of EIP150, a hard fork designed to increase the gas cost of transactions, setting the target block to 2463000. While Coinbase warned its users against network instability, Bitcoin experts ...
Watch all six episodes of our series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain
Our latest video series explores the world of bitcoin and the blockchain, and you can now watch all six episodes on YouTube and TechCrunch.com. The series features Nathaniel Popper, a New York Times reporter and the author of the book on which the ...
Bitcoin is Legal But Not Tender in Multi-Currency Zimbabwe
According to Simbarashe Machiridza, who is the compliance officer at Bitfinance, a Bitcoin exchange that serves users across Africa, Bitcoin use is legal in Zimbabwe but it is not a legal tender, that is “... Although it's not against the law to have ...
This Bitcoin-Only Platform Reinvents Stock, Commodities & Forex Trading
Whaleclub marks a new era in global financial markets as a trading platform that allows anyone to trade the markets with bitcoin, without needing to link a bank account. Traders can go long or short on cryptocurrencies, forex, commodities, indices, and ...
US DARPA Takes Blockchain for Military Use
The research unit of the US Department of Defense has been working to fund efforts to find out if blockchain technology could help secure highly sensitive data, with potential applications for everything from nuclear weapons to military satellites. The ...
Ask the Doctor now accepts bitcoin
People around the world with sensitive medical questions require discretion about their healthcare, and users who want to keep their healthcare private can now hide their medical payments from their bank or credit card company. Ask the Doctor Logo ...
Central banks drawn to bitcoin technology, if not bitcoin
The central bankers do not want their institutions to own or use bitcoin itself. Instead, they hope they can use the decentralized method of record-keeping introduced by bitcoin — known as the blockchain or distributed ledger — to complete and record ...
Dun & Bradstreet Tests Blockchain For Trade Finance
Dun & Bradstreet Corp. is testing a blockchain distributed ledger for offering its proprietary corporate data to business customers. The financial research company plans to launch a service for vetting partners and conducting transactions in trade ...
Mercuria Chief: Blockchain Could Cut Oil Market Costs By 30%
The chief executive of Mercuria, one of the world's largest commodities traders, is bullish on blockchain. The head of the Swiss-based firm appeared earlier this week during an event hosted by Thomson Reuters. In remarks, Mercuria chief executive ...