31 May 2018

Headlines Tron Begins Transition to Its Own BlockchainTron (TRX), the tenth-largest cryptocurrency, has begun the transition from the Ethereum network to its own public blockchain. The Tron mainnet — dubbed Odyssey 2.0 — officially launched on May 31 at 12 am UTC, initiating the first step in moving the $4 billion cryptocurrency to an independent […]

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30 May 2018

Headlines 6 Outrageous Moments In Crypto Twitter Scam HistoryIt’s getting really strange out there on crypto Twitter, as these six notable examples amply illustrate. Bitcoin Fights Back, But Too Early to Call Bull ReversalBitcoin regained poised on Tuesday, climbing back to over $7,550, but the bulls still have work to do. ‘Layer 2’ Blockchain Tech […]

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29 May 2018

Headlines Italy’s Economic Pain Is the Bitcoin Price’s GainPerhaps it took an economic crisis of another kind to lift the cryptocurrency markets. Italy’s economy is reeling amid a political crisis that has placed a spotlight on the cracks in the EU’s economic foundation. Bitcoin Price Trends up as Italy’s Economy Falters Italian bonds are going […]

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28 May 2018

Headlines Venture Capitalist Makes a Bullish Call: Bitcoin is a Screaming BuyBlockchain Capital’s Spencer Bogart believes in the long-term case for bitcoin, but he’s less convinced on altcoins. Despite the fact that bitcoin has dropped below the $8,000 and has suffered its worst three-week performance since Q3 2017, now’s not the time to retreat. Bogart, a former equity […]

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27 May 2018

Headlines ZombieChain Comes Alive: Can Ethereum Sidechains Save the Dapps?Loom Network, which came up with the idea of dedicated “dappchains” for scalable decentralized apps, is embracing sharing. Cryptocurrency Market Continues to Fall as Bitcoin Price Seeks Support at $6,700On previous reports, CCN emphasized that the price of bitcoin will likely fall to the higher end […]

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26 May 2018

Headlines Startup Behind Zk-Starks Tech to Seek Cryptocurrencies as CustomersLead scientists behind privacy tech zk-starks have started a business providing the solution to blockchains in exchange for tokens. Rapid Growth of Lightning Network Payment Channels Paints a Bright Future for BitcoinThe Bitcoin ecosystem is set to undergo some major changes. One of the bigger upcoming […]

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25 May 2018

Headlines Ethereum Co-Founder Lubin: Cryptocurrencies Should Stay ‘Unfettered” from RegulationsIt’s a tricky balance, but Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin believes the cryptocurrency market should embrace regulators though he also points out it’s vital not to stifle innovation. Lubin, who is at the helm of ConsenSys, welcomes regulators into the cryptocurrency space both in the United States and in […]

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24 May 2018

Headlines IOTA, United Nations Agency Partner for Blockchain Transparency PushUNOPS, a service and technical advisory arm to the United Nations, and cryptocurrency project IOTA have announced a partnership that seeks to help UNOPS benefit from IOTA’s open-source distributed ledger and Tangle technology to improve processes and cut down on middle-men. Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, UNOPS Special Advisor on […]

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23 May 2018

Headlines Op-ed: China Ranked [51% Attack] Verge and Bitcoin at #13 in Blockchain ListOn May 22, CCN reported that Verge (XVG), a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, fell victim to yet another 51 percent attack. Altcoin mining pool operator Suprnova revealed that an individual or an organization has invalidated legitimate blocks. Verge Attack “Verge is once again under […]

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22 May 2018

Headlines Australian PM Turnbull Tells Government Agency to Study BlockchainAustralian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, the country’s most powerful political official, has directed the government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to study potential applications of blockchain technology across government. Addressing a Senate Estimates committee on Monday night, DTA chief digital officer Peter Alexander revealed that PM Turnbull […]

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21 May 2018

Headlines Nobel-Winning Economist Shiller: Bitcoin Could Be Another Failed Monetary ExperimentThe advent of the cryptocurrency market is mimicking that of some of history’s most failed monetary experiments, according to Robert Shiller. Shiller: ‘No One Can Explain How Cryptocurrencies Work’ Writing in a new blog posted today, the Yale professor and Nobel-winning economist wrote that enthusiasm […]

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20 May 2018

Headlines Crypto Utopia: Man-Made Floating Pacific Islands Will Accept CryptocurrencySuffocating under your government’s strict business and monetary policies? Head to the seas. To be more precise, create an island of your own that has its own government and uses cryptocurrency as its main tender. The oceans are the solution to a heavily polluted planet and […]

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19 May 2018

Headlines Kazakhstan President Calls for Global Rules on Cryptocurrencies under UN OversightThe president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is urging the global community to work together to draft common rules regarding the use of cryptocurrencies. Nazarbayev said the current, disparate regulatory guidelines around the world cause confusion and inefficiency. “It is necessary to start developing common rules,” Nazarbayev […]

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18 May 2018

Headlines Why Warren Buffett Is Wrong on Bitcoin, According to Legendary VC Fred WilsonLegendary venture capitalist Fred Wilson has issued an open response to Warren Buffet’s recent claim that bitcoin is equivalent to “rat poison squared” is fundamentally flawed. The American investing tycoon, Wilson said, has not done his research. Why Bitcoin Has Value Speaking […]

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17 May 2018

Headlines Infosys Partners with 7 Banks for Blockchain Trade Finance NetworkIT giant Infosys has built a blockchain-based trade finance platform involving seven Indian banks including ICICI and Axis. Electronics Giant Foxconn Leads $7 Million Series A in Blockchain Identity StartupDigital identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has closed as $7 million Series A round of financing led […]

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16 May 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Cash and EOS Drop 13% as Cryptocurrency Market Sheds $30 Billion OvernightThe cryptocurrency market has dropped by more than $30 billion overnight, from $408 billion to $377 billion. Major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, and Cardano dropped in the 5 to 13 percent region, with Bitcoin Cash and EOS dropping 11 […]

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15 May 2018

Headlines Taiwan Bank Deploys Ethereum-Based Blockchain Payments SystemThe Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, a private commercial Taiwanese bank, has reportedly launched a blockchain-powered payments system for retail usage, a first in the country. According to a local report by the Taipei Times, the private-sector bank announced the deployment of the payment system for local restaurants and […]

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14 May 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Risks Drop Toward $8K After 3-Week LowBitcoin hit a three-week low over the weekend and may be looking at a deeper sell-off below $8,200, price chart analysis indicates. EU, US Lawmakers Tout ‘Sandbox’ Approach for Blockchain DevelopmentLawmakers at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference today argued that regulatory “sandboxes” may offer the best approach for […]

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13 May 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrency Market Begins Recovery, Ethereum up 5%, Ontology and Storm up 12%The cryptocurrency market has begun to recover as major cryptocurrencies including Ether and EOS recorded gains of more than 5 percent over the past 24 hours. Tokens such as Ontology (ONT), Storm (STORM), and Tron (TRX) demonstrated gains in the 10 to 15 […]

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12 May 2018

Headlines Here’s What Cookie Monster Thinks about BitcoinBitcoin and cryptocurrencies have gone mainstream ever since the market exploded last year and major television shows have been talking about cryptocurrencies on a regular basis. CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory had an entire episode last year on bitcoin where the characters search for a large amount of […]

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11 May 2018

Headlines Telefonica, Blockchain Startup Team Up to Secure Smartphone AppsTelecoms giant Telefonica is partnering to build smartphone security solutions for blockchain-based transactions and messaging apps. Japan’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange is Not Shutting Down, CEO Refutes FUDRumors are an integral part of the cryptocurrency industry. In Japan, there are some sources which claim the domestic Bitflyer […]

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10 May 2018

Headlines $363 Million: Robinhood Raises Big to Build ‘Largest Crypto Platform’Stock trading app Robinhood has announced a $363 million Series D funding round and plans to expand its crypto trading service across the U.S. Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ziliqa Record Big Gains in Crypto Market ReboundThe cryptocurrency market has rebounded over the past 24 hours, as […]

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9 May 2018

Headlines Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano Drop 5% in Crypto Market RetreatThe cryptocurrency market has lost more than $20 billion over the past 48 hours, as major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and Cardano recorded losses in the 2 to 5 percent range. Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano Most major cryptocurrencies have been on […]

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8 May 2018

Headlines Oracle to Launch Its Blockchain Platform This MonthCalifornia-based software giant Oracle will publicly launch its blockchain-as-a-service platform as soon as this month, according to a report. Crypto Investment Schemes Hit With Cease-and-Desists in TexasA Texas regulator has issued cease-and-desist orders against two cryptocurrency schemes that it alleges are selling unregistered securities. Tyler Winklevoss to […]

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7 May 2018

Headlines Thailand’s Top Exchange Plans Blockchain Funding MarketThe Stock Exchange of Thailand unveiled a crowdfunding platform built on blockchain technology to widen the access to capital funds for startups. Large-Scale VC Investor Schools Warren Buffett on the Value of BitcoinFred Wilson responded to Warren Buffett’s latest adolescent-style bard about Bitcoin being rat poison squared in […]

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6 May 2018

Headlines Leading Formula One Team Williams Martini Taps Blockchain to Gain Edge on CompetitionWilliams Martini Racing, one of the world’s leading Formula One teams, is known for its relentless innovation, and the motorsport team relies heavily on technology to gain an edge on its rivals. Now, the team has announced that it is looking at blockchain […]

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5 May 2018

Headlines Code Is Law – But It’s Not the Only Law for BlockchainsIt’s the combination of internal and external rules that ultimately dictates how blockchain-based platforms will operate, says Primavera De Filippi. Why Cryptocurrency Miners Are Trading Bitcoin FuturesBitcoin futures, which failed to generate the investor interest some had hoped for when CME Group Inc. […]

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4 May 2018

Headlines Trading Giant Virtu Financial Will Make Markets in ‘Physical Bitcoin’ Once It’s More RegulatedHigh-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial plans to become a major market maker in the cryptocurrency spot markets once the asset class becomes more regulated, the firm said on Friday. Virtu CEO Douglas Cifu made this revelation during a question-and-answer session at […]

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3 May 2018

Headlines The Blockchain Data Problem Might Be Bigger Than You ThinkSome bitcoin data points seem easy enough to measure, but beware, there’s more nuance to those numbers than you might think. Major Cryptocurrencies Record Strong Gains, Ethereum Price up 7%, Bitcoin at $9,300The cryptocurrency market has recorded strong gains once again over the past 24 […]

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2 May 2018

Headlines This Ethereum Developer Wants to Let You Pay Gas Fees with TokensBhaskar Sharma, writing in Medium, has proposed a case for a more user-friendly token in ethereum that will support the adoption of decentralized applications (DApps) by allowing users to pay transactions fees using tokens rather than ether. Fees in the ethereum blockchain — […]

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1 May 2018

Headlines UNDP Partners With Crypto Startup on Solar Power PilotIndividuals who purchase and lease out solar panels will earn bitcoin as payment under a new pilot program with a blockchain startup and the UN. ‘Drunk on Bitcoin Nonsense’: Anti-Crypto Short Seller Pounds the Table on SquareSquare shares took a brief hit Monday after noted short […]

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