31 March 2016

Headlines Craig Steven Wright to Confirm Identity as Satoshi Nakamoto?There has been a long list of figures who the press and online commenters have speculated are Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin. At one point, when Newsweek claimed Dorian Nakamoto, an unnamed individual left a cryptographic message stating, “I am not Dorian Nakamoto.” Many argued this […]

Continue Reading

30 March 2016

Headlines Dutch Central Bank Digital Currency is Nothing Like BitcoinMore and more countries around the world are starting the concept of digital currency seriously these days. The Dutch central bank is joining this growing list, as they seem to have concrete plans to issue a new digital currency in the not-so-distant future. As one would […]

Continue Reading

29 March 2016

Headlines DTCC to Use Digital Asset Tech for Blockchain Post-Trade TrialThe DTCC has announced it will test a distributed ledger solution for managing repurchase (repo) agreements. Ethereum Has a Miner Consolidation ProblemEthereum, a public blockchain platform which boasts its smart contract technology, represents a decentralized virtual machine executing peer-to-peer contracts with its native digital cryptocurrency […]

Continue Reading

28 March 2016

Headlines Counterparty’s Chris DeRose Calls Ethereum “100% Hype and No Substance”Spurred by Ethereum’s recent high-profile write up in the New York Times, Chris DeRose, Community Director at the Counterparty Foundation took to Twitter to vent his disbelief that Ethereum will amount to all its hype. On DeRose’s personal Twitter page, he sent a tweet to […]

Continue Reading

27 March 2016

Headlines Coinify Teams With Hong Kong Provider To Offer Blockchain Payments To Asian MerchantsCoinify, a Denmark-based blockchain currency payment provider, has partnered with a Hong Kong payment service called iPayDNA International to offer blockchain payments to merchants in Asia, allowing merchants to accept 17 blockchain-based currencies, including bitcoin. Coinify also recently partnered with a Vietnamese bitcoin exchange. The […]

Continue Reading

26 March 2016

Headlines Brussels Terror Attacks Revive Terrorism-Crypto Connection, Fueling European Push To Control BitcoinThis week’s terror attacks in Brussels has caused French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to cite the darknet as a terrorist tool and call for measures to improve intelligence expertise in technologies terrorists use, according to a French ministry website. Because cryptocurrency is used for darknet transactions, efforts […]

Continue Reading

25 March 2016

Headlines Roger Ver Puts Up $100,000 of Bitcoin Instigating Debate Bernie SandersRecently,  Bitcoin investor and ex-American citizen Roger Ver issued a video challenge on Adam Kokesh’s Youtube channel to Bernie Sanders. In the challenge, Ver begins with a preamble on what he views as the immoral roots of paying taxes and goes on to explain […]

Continue Reading

24 March 2016

Headlines BTC Price Tech Analysis For 03/24/2016 – Beginning of Bullish Trend?Key Points Bitcoin price gained bids intraday and traded higher to settle above the $415 resistance area. The price is currently facing a major hurdle near the all-important $420 resistance area. There are many support areas formed on the downside on the hourly chart […]

Continue Reading

23 March 2016

Headlines 9 Myths Surrounding Blockchain Smart ContractsEthereum Foundation advisor William Mougayar seeks to debunk nine myths surrounding blockchain smart contracts. Russian Finance Ministry Is Looking to Officially Ban BitcoinThe Finance Ministry in Russia, long known for taking an aggressive stance against Bitcoin is now developing a proposal to officially ban bitcoin in Russia. The proposal […]

Continue Reading

22 March 2016

Headlines 2017 or 2025? Securities Firms Debate Timeline for Industry-Grade BlockchainMajor financial institutions discussed blockchain technology and its applications at a securities trade industry conference in Boston this week. BitPay Block Size Solution Introduces Dynamic ScalabilityFor those people looking to see the Bitcoin block size debate coming to an end, that will not be happening […]

Continue Reading

21 March 2016

Headlines Rootstock Raises $1M to Develop Smart Contracts to Bitcoin BlockchainBy raising $1 million in seed funding, blockchain startup RSK Labs will develop Rootstock, a smart contracts platform that will be deployed as a sidechain on the bitcoin blockchain. In a funding round led by bitcoin mining hardware company Bitmain Technology, RSK Labs has raised […]

Continue Reading

20 March 2016

Headlines No End In Sight For Block Size Debate As ‘Halving’ Approaches: Will The Bitcoin Network Survive?The conflict over how to expand the bitcoin network has reached a critical point with no resolution in sight as the “halving” approaches in June, according to Paul Vigna, The Wall Street Journal’s “Moneybeat” blogger. Bobby Lee, CEO of […]

Continue Reading

19 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Decline To ContinueBitcoin price has spent the past 24 hours in a corrective price pattern below $410 (Bitstamp). Large buy orders wait passively below $404, but bearish chart bias implies the sellers could simply consume them, as had been the case during the past week. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with […]

Continue Reading

18 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Trading Platform BitQuick down 2 to 4 Weeks after Cyber AttackIn light of the recent Cryptsy debacle where millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies went missing after a malicious attack, another cryptocurrency exchange in BitQuick has become victim to hackers. In a blog post published on their website on March […]

Continue Reading

17 March 2016

Headlines NeuCoin Gaining 8,000 Users a Day; Will Halve Supply to a Billion CoinsNeuCoin, known as the “2nd Generation Peercoin Fork,” says it has reached over 275,000 users three months after launching its consumer apps and is acquiring more than 8,000 users a day, on track to acquire 2 million users by year-end 2016. The […]

Continue Reading

16 March 2016

Headlines Retailer Overstock Will Issue Company Stock on TØ Blockchain PlatformRetail giant Overstock has announced that it plans to issue company stock on its TØ.com blockchain platform. The announcement was made today at the 41st Annual International Futures Industry Conference. According to a release announcing the endeavor, Overstock revealed that it would allow shareholders to […]

Continue Reading

15 March 2016

Headlines Arcade City Uses Blockchain Tech to Take on UberDriver-owned ridesharing startup Arcade City, the developer of an open marketplace where riders connect directly with drivers by leveraging blockchain technology has now launched its mobile application for Apple iOS and Google Android devices. Ridesharing startup Arcade City has launched its mobile application that will be […]

Continue Reading

14 March 2016

Headlines Cryptsy Deal with Hackers Looks Like a RuseCryptsy used to be one of the more prominent Bitcoin and altcoin exchanges in the realm of digital currency, even though there have always been minor issues with the platform since day one. Things took a turn for the worse when Cryptsy owner Paul Vernon announced the […]

Continue Reading

13 March 2016

Headlines VC Fintech Funding Sets Record In 2015, Fueling Bitcoin And Blockchain GrowthTwo thousand fifteen was the year fintech – including blockchain technology – entered the “mainstream,” signified by a groundswell of venture capital (VC) investment.   More than $13.8 billion in venture capital (VC) was invested in a variety of fintech companies globally, more […]

Continue Reading

12 March 2016

Headlines Why Bitcoin’s Block Size Debate is a Proxy WarIn this opinion piece, IBM’s Martin Hagelstrom argues ‘bitcoin’s block size debate’ isn’t really about block size at all. A Peak Inside The Bitcoin Embassy Of IsraelIt began as a joke days before the Architect Ayal Segev hung the sign “Bitcoin-Embassy” at his Tel Aviv office. […]

Continue Reading

11 March 2016

Headlines Las Vegas Sees Increased Bitcoin DistributionBitcoin distribution in Las Vegas has broad appeal. Vegas and bitcoin seem destined for each other as more businesses accept payments in the cryptocurrency. Las Vegas is one of the world’s most popular gaming and entertainment destinations. Over the past few years, more Vegas visitors exchange bitcoins for everything […]

Continue Reading

10 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; End of the Week VolatilityFrom a volatility perspective, it’s been a pretty dull week in the bitcoin price – at least, that is, on the intraday charts. We’ve been forced to tighten up our parameters on more than one occasion with the goal of drawing intraday scalp profits from the tightest […]

Continue Reading

9 March 2016

Headlines Gavin Andresen: Bitcoin Network is Increasingly UnreliableSince attending the invite-only Satoshi Roundtable last week, Gavin Andresen, the Chief Scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation has offered some reflection on the happenings on his blog. As is to be expected, Andresen mainly focused on the main subject of the weekend, which was the very hot topic […]

Continue Reading

8 March 2016

Headlines Infosys: Blockchain Tech Adoption Won’t Take A DecadeIT consulting giant Infosys believes that blockchain technology will impact finance faster than incumbents have projected. JM Bullion Announces Discounted Precious Metals for Bitcoin UserBitcoin and precious metals are often referred to in the same breath, as both types of investment vehicle seem to share similar traits. […]

Continue Reading

7 March 2016

Headlines Russia’s Qiwi Pushes Ahead With Controversial ‘BitRuble’ ProjectPayments company Qiwi is pushing ahead on a cryptocurrency project despite an uncertain climate for the tech in Russia. First Type of Bitcoin Ransomware Discovered on Apple’s Mac OSBitcoin ransomware has been a big thorn in the eye of security experts and computers users all over the […]

Continue Reading

6 March 2016

Headlines Why Bitcoin Startups Have the Right to InnovateA top Australian blockchain lawyer speaks out against what he feels are actions by local banks and governments that restrict FinTech competition. Decentralized Apps: Key Questions from a Bank Innovation DirectorUBS’s Alex Batlin discusses the future of decentralized applications and how they can resist centralizing forces. Bitcoin […]

Continue Reading

5 March 2016

Headlines Can Trust-Based Private Blockchains Be Trusted?Researcher Bob Wolinsky looks at the challenges facing permissioned blockchains, arguing they are unable to provide immutable records. Coinbase CEO: Core Developers May Be Bitcoin’s ‘Biggest Systemic Risk’Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has issued new comments criticizing the Bitcoin Core development team, reiterating his support for Bitcoin Classic. Bitcoin is […]

Continue Reading

4 March 2016

Headlines KPMG: Blockchain Could Be ‘Antidote’ to High Cost of RegulationCoinDesk speaks to ‘Big Four’ financial firm KPMG about its blockchain strategy and theses on the current industry market. Cabinet of Japan Greenlights Bitcoin as Payment MethodBitcoin puts on many different hats, depending on which country it is related to. Some states see Bitcoin as […]

Continue Reading

3 March 2016

Headlines 40 Banks Trial Commercial Paper Trading in Latest R3 Blockchain TestA consortium of financial institutions led by startup R3CEV has completed a trial of five different blockchain solutions. Fintech Makes Waves In Cash-Based, Largely Unbanked JordanJordan, a country with a cash-based economy, is among those countries with a large unbanked population that is seeing […]

Continue Reading

2 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Wallet Privacy Ratings Sees Ledger Grabbing Top RankHow private is your bitcoin wallet? The Open Bitcoin Privacy Project (OBPP), a global, not-for-profit organization devoted to improving financial privacy in the bitcoin ecosystem, attempts to offer some guidance with its Bitcoin Privacy Rating Report. OBPP has released its second edition of the report, scoring […]

Continue Reading

1 March 2016

Headlines Microsoft Certifies Ethereum Offering in Blockchain Service FirstBlockApps, a provider of Ethereum blockchain software for business, has become the first certified offering on Microsoft Azure’s BaaS platform. Understanding Blockchain Technology is Key Gaining Mass AdoptionBlockchain technology enthusiasts are not difficult to find these days, as everyone is seemingly working on some project that has […]

Continue Reading