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7 ways blockchain will change the legal industry forever
Blockchain technology has received quite a bit of attention over the last year, with the potential to be a transformative force across multiple diverse industries. At the heart of this is the blockchain itself which offers a technique to create and ...
What Blockchain Has to Do With Indian Ban on PwC
On Jan.10 the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) barred PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, from auditing India listed firms for two years for failing to spot $1.7 bln accounting fraud at IT services company ...
Fears of global crackdown fail to dampen cryptocurrency interest
MIAMI (Reuters) - Worries about a crackdown by global regulators on cryptocurrency trading could slow the pace of bitcoin's rise but should not threaten its existence, investors and market participants at a cryptocurrency conference said on Thursday. A ...
In blockchain, Colorado seeks security, efficiency
The Colorado Senate is considering a bill that would direct the state to explore the use of blockchain technology to safeguard its sensitive data from malicious attacks and improve government operations. Senate Bill 86 is a bipartisan piece of ...
NYSE Parent Company Launches Cryptocurrency Data Feed
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is partnering with blockchain startup Blockstream to launch a new cryptocurrency-based data feed. ICE Data Services' feed will display real-time data from at ...
Get to know Ripple, a different kind of cryptocurrency
Ripple is the catchall name for the cryptocurrency platform, the transactional protocol for which is actually XRP, in the same fashion as Ethereum is the name for the platform that facilitates trades in Ether. Like other cryptocurrencies, Ripple is ...
Cryptocurrency mining is now so big it's showing up in the earnings of the world's largest chipmaker
Cryptocurrency miners are now influencing the fortunes of the world's biggest chipmaker. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is responsible for over half of the world's market for chips, and it's the world's largest contract manufacturer ...
AMD gains as ethereum mining benefit touted
“We believe the confluence of these factors portends upside to both AMD's and NVDA's C4Q17 results (and perhaps 1Q18 guidance),” Rolland said. “However, we also note substantial longer-term risks for both companies as mining profitability may have ...
Nearly 2M South Koreans Used Mobile Crypto Apps Last Week
This further confirms that interest in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, and other cryptocurrencies will continue to grow in South Korea. Even with the government introducing some new regulatory measures, the country's population isn't too worried about the ...
ESMA Seeks Public Input on Cryptocurrency Derivatives Policy
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is seeking feedback on possible regulatory changes around a type of cryptocurrency derivative contract. In a call for public input on contracts for differences (CFDs), ESMA says it is looking into ...
Zcash (ZEC) Reaches Market Cap of $1.62 Billion
Zcash logo Zcash (CURRENCY:ZEC) traded 21.1% higher against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on January 18th. Zcash has a total market capitalization of $1.62 billion and approximately $147.02 million worth of Zcash was ...
Decentralizing the Sharing Economy With Blockchain Technology
Leveraging the Ethereum blockchain and the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), the Origin platform will create and book services and goods in a decentralized way, without traditional intermediaries. Recently, Origin launched its functional, completely ...
Here's How Monero (XMR) Gets To $1000
While market attention is diverted, however, there's plenty of opportunity to pick up coins that are seeing fundamental developments hit press but, at the same time, are seeing these developments overlooked in favor of the headline price news. One ...
Bitcoin and Ethereum Have a Hidden Power Structure, and It's Just Been Revealed
In cryptocurrency circles, calling something “centralized” is an insult. The epithet stems from Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto's revelation: a monetary system doesn't need a central authority, like a government, to work. That's such a potent idea ...
Ledger-to-Ledger? Hardware Wallet Integrates with Decentralized Exchange
In a post published Wednesday, the Øx order book provider announced the integration with Ledger, allowing people who use the hardware to transfer ether (the cryptocurrency of the ethereum network) or supported ERC-20-based tokens directly to another ...
Monero (XMR) Hits 1-Day Volume of $175.98 Million
Monero logo Monero (CURRENCY:XMR) traded up 28% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on January 18th. Monero has a total market cap of $5.33 billion and approximately $175.98 million worth of Monero was ...
Bitcoin rallies more than 30% to briefly top $12000 in latest wild swing
Bitcoin hits a high of $12,045.09, up 30.9 percent from a low of $9,199.59 touched a day ago on CoinDesk. "Large dips of 25 percent or greater are a feature of the global, super liquid, near-instant cryptocurrency trading environment," Nolan Bauerle ...
Ethereum Mining Targeted By Satori.Coin.Robber Malware
The botnet, dubbed Satori.Coin.Robber, was first spotted on January 8th. It scans the Ethereum mining hosts through management port 3333. After taking control of the Claymore Miner software, it replaces the victim's digital wallet address with a hacker ...
Bitcoin price recovers after crash, but threat of new regulation looms over cryptocurrencies
The price of bitcoin is recovering after the cryptocurrency market crashed – but worries are still haunting the entire industry. While bitcoin has stopped and to some extent reversed its recent slide, there are still concerns that new regulation could ...
How to trade bitcoin for other cryptocurrencies
One of the longest-running and most respected exchange platforms, Coinbase (its trading platform, GDAX), lets you conduct trades between bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum, so you have some choice in what you trade. Since you'll want an attached wallet ...
Ethereum Price Forecast: Ether's Bounce is Real?
Ether bounced back positively against the US dollar and bitcoin. The next challenges for ETH/USD are around the $1,100.00 and $1,220.00 resistance levels. Key Highlights. Ether's price corrected higher after trading as low as $763.73 against the US ...
Shell's Trading Arm Bags Stake In London-Based Blockchain Start-Up
Gaurav Sharma , Contributor I cover oil and gas, often debunking risk premiums on the supply side Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell's trading arm Shell Trading International made a significant move ...
Trade Recommendation: BlackCoin/Monero
On April 19, 2017, the BlackCoin/Monero pair started its bullish run after breaching resistance of 0.0045. Those who bought at this level made a killing as the market climbed to as high as 0.02040111 on June 22. That's a 350.4% increase in two months ...
I bought a cryptocurrency mystery box
There is a new way to plunge into the feverish world of cryptocurrencies: with digital mystery boxes. Pay a fee, and receive a “box” with a supposedly random amount of cryptocurrency. I've never owned a cryptocurrency, nor did I want to. I didn't even ...
Regulators eye ban on cryptocurrency derivatives
European regulators are considering a ban on popular retail derivatives of cryptocurrencies as part of their sweeping push to tighten rules around leveraged trading platforms. The European Securities and Markets Authority on Thursday said it was ...
TOM LEE: Bitcoin's bloodbath was totally normal and opened up 'the biggest buying opportunity in 2018'
Sure, the wildly popular cryptocurrency plunged by as much as 34% in just two days, hitting an intraday low near the $9,185 level, but Lee says that sort of whipsawing price action is normal for bitcoin. Lee, the managing partner and head of research ...
Cryptocurrency comeback? Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum and LiteCoin prices up as markets rally
The bottom fell out of the cryptocurrency markets this week as hundreds of virtual coins experienced huge drops in value. But the price of Bitcoin and all the other major cryptocurrencies are experiencing a rally today, buoying up following a ...
Gaming Blockchain Platform Helps Investors Find Best Project to Invest in
Focusing on the investment opportunities within the industry, a new project Game Machine implements Blockchain technology through its Proof-of-Authority (or Proof-of-Gamer) protocol. One of the best advantages for investors is that Game Machine token ...
Trade Recommendation: Dash/Monero
The bull run of the Dash/Monero pair commenced on February 26, 2017 after the market took out resistance of 2.35. Those who bought at that level were very fortunate as the market skyrocketed to 6.20813535 on March 18. That's a gain of 164.18% in less ...
Litecoin Price Forecast: The “Chikun” Rises from the Dead as Koreans Come to the Rescue
The Koreans are rejoicing and so is the rest of the crypto-world. The air of uncertainty around the ban is finally dissipating. Investors are feeling reinvigorated and cryptocurrencies are once again out of the red zone. This may have been one of the ...
Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 18/01/18
Bitcoin Cash wasn't alone in having a choppy day on Wednesday, falling to a low $1,343 before recovering to a $1,736 by the end of the day, a gain of 1.06%. Bitcoin and Bitcoin Gold also managed to make minor gains through the day on Wednesday ...
8 Benefits of Blockchain to Industries Beyond Cryptocurrency
To some people, the blockchain technology is a lot more promising than the cryptocurrency it was designed to support. Sure, the demand for Bitcoin is colossal at this point in time. But since it's basically backed by nothing but sentiment, it's ...
Blockchain cryptocurrency wallet launches bitcoin buy and sell in the US
Given that backdrop, Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, said it's better to start with just offering a sell service as it helps to control the launch in the U.S. and make sure people have a good experience. "If we are prioritizing short-term gains, we ...
Blockchain ETFs Little Changed After Wild Premarket Session ...
Blockchain ETFs Little Changed After Wild Premarket Session ...
Cryptocurrency prices edge higher with ripple bouncing back 50% after 'severe' sell-off
Cryptocurrency prices edge higher with ripple bouncing back 50% after 'severe' sell-off. Bitcoin and ethereum — the first and second largest virtual currencies by market value — appeared to stabilize after Wednesday's lows. Experts told CNBC earlier ...
DASH and Litecoin Analysis January 19, 2018
Dash traders rallied during the session on Thursday, breaking above the $800 level. However, even though this is a bullish move, we have a significant lack of volume. The question now is will we see more people coming back into this place? A break ...
Commentary: Don't Buy Kodak's New Cryptocurrency. Buy its Stock Instead.
Kodak, once the iconic brand of pre-digital photography, just announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency: KodakCoin. So far, however, it has released very limited information about how this venture will work. Meaningful detail is at a premium on ...
This startup's new chip connects blockchain to the IoT
Blockchain startup Filament announced a new microchip that will allow companies to connect industrial devices, shipping containers, and similar assets and enable them to communicate with blockchains, according to VentureBeat. The new Blocklet chip ...
Blockchain being considered to resurrect crisis-era mortgage product
"Structuring securities is complex, involving many different parties, manual processes, duplicated documents and data in different formats," David Rutter, chief executive officer of blockchain startup R3, which is organizing the consortium, said in a ...
This week's Bitcoin crash was all about fraud and regulation
Cryptocurrencies have had a rough week: the value of bitcoin plunged to a mere 50 percent of its 2017 peak, and other currencies, such as Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin have seen double-digit losses compared to their heights from last year. Tuesday ...