April 21, 2018

Open Your Own Casino with Zerocoin in 5 Minutes

ZeroEdge is a brand new way of gambling online that began as a concept in 2017 and has since moved into a full-blown reality in 2018. The ZeroEdge gambling model defies conventional online casino gambling by completely removing the traditional house edge found in all conventional online casino games. As a result, the conventional online casino industry is being shaken up, as more and more online gamblers that are tired of being exploited seek to move to a new and innovative solution. House Edge in Conventional Online Casino Games and How It Works If you have played online casino games and have noticed that, most of the time you always end up losing all your money, it’s not just because you’re ‘unlucky’. There is actually something that is built into every online casino game that is designed to ensure that […]
April 21, 2018

When Two Worlds Collide – CoinDaddy and the Rise of Bit-Hop

28-year-old ex-realtor, bitcoin millionaire, and rapper, CoinDaddy, was recently interviewed by Business Insider. That’s some serious shizzle for a man who claims his songs deliberately “aren’t that good.” Let’s explore those murky waters where crypto and music meet. Bitcoin… blah blah blah… Rapper So I bet you’re just dying to hear the CoinDaddy story. It’s actually pretty short and sweet… In 2013 he met a guy in a bar who told him to put everything into bitcoin, so he put everything into bitcoin. In 2017 he checked the price for the first time in four months, bought a pimp suit and became a rapper. To be fair, the guy comes across as pretty normal and self-aware in the interview. I smiled when Business Insider claimed Eminem and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs as inspirations. Finger on the pulse of modern hip-hop there, eh Business Insider? […]
April 21, 2018

Will Blockchain Provide the Solution for Connecting IoT Devices?

Will Blockchain Provide the Solution for Connecting IoT Devices? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 21, 2018

Taiwan Mining Chip Manufacturer Sees Record Sales Amid BTC Bounce

The world’s largest independent semiconductor manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported record sales during  March 2018. TSMC’s president has attributed the company’s performance in part to demand for the hardware required to mine cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USD  World’s Largest Semiconductor Manufacturer Reports Record Sales During a recent shareholder conference call, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing company announced revenues of 248 billion TWD (approximately $8.46 billion USD) during the first quarter of 2018 – a 6.1 percent year-on-year increase. The company also recently revealed that March comprised the best performing month in TMSC’s history, with the company reporting approximately $3.5 billion USD in revenue in March alone. TMSC’s March profits comprised roughly 41 percent of the company’s earnings during Q1 2018. Cryptocurrency Mining Drives Demand for TSMC Chips C.C. Wei, the TSMC’s president and co-chief executive officer […]
April 21, 2018

The Easy Guide to Building Your Own Online Casino in Just 5 Minutes

Online casino gambling is the biggest industry on the web right now and if you’ve ever wanted to build your very own online casino, now is the best time to do so! 2018 is the year for the entrepreneur and the internet adventurer, with all sorts of possibilities now available. This includes online casinos which, up until now, have always been the domain of big business. Almost everyone knows that getting into the online casino industry is extremely difficult for a number of very important reasons. Why Owning and Operating a Conventional Online Casino is Impossible The online casino industry is massive and still growing. There are hundreds upon hundreds of online casinos already operating on the web, all trying to catch the same fish from the same ocean. This is one of the reasons why online casinos offer huge […]
April 21, 2018

Macau Monetary Authority Issues Warning On Crypto Following Criminal Ties To ICO

A Macau financial regulator has issued a warning to the public on cryptocurrencies, warning of the possibility of “fraud and criminal activities. #NEWS
April 21, 2018

How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech are Changing the Art World

Crypto “revolution” has been most evident in the fintech sector but it slowly making inroads in other areas and even artists are beginning to appreciate the benefits that cryptocurrency can bring. A series of articles by Tim Schneider from ArtnetNews pretty much sums up the current state of play in the art world and the digital economy, and I urge anyone who is interested in the topic to review those in greater detail. The author points out that blockchain-based work probably first surfaced in art-world consciousness in the form of Sarah Meyohas’s Bitchcoin (2015). The project was a natural manifestation of the New York-based artist’s central interests, which she characterizes as “how you create value, what value is, and what value means,” as well as how value can be represented.  Since the launch of Bitchcoin, other artists have begun wielding blockchain technology to […]
April 21, 2018

Unibright Announces Their ICO Softcap of 2.2 Million USD Has Been Exceeded During Presale

Unibright is cleared to offer this opportunity to USA Accredited Investors. Bingen, Germany, April 16, 2018, Unibright, the global Blockchain Integration expert, was pleased to announce their recent partnership with Microsoft. In March, partnerships with Zühlke, the international service provider for innovative projects, and Chanium, the world’s first dual Blockchain equities network, were announced. Cooperation with these companies is expected to benefit Unibright by providing access to new customers and increased resources. By partnering with so many inspiring companies, Unibright hopes to establish market dominance and to drive the adoption of their platform for years ahead. Unibright has announced that this new strategic partnership with Microsoft that will allow them to further combine their blockchain platform with Microsoft’s technology. Their collaboration began developing several months ago when Unibright decided to utilize Microsoft Azure to manage their applications and services. In […]
April 21, 2018

Belgium Contributes To World Food Programme Blockchain Project

The Belgian government is contributing to the World Food Programme’s Blockchain project for distributing donations. #NEWS
April 21, 2018

Blockchains in Space: The Internet of Things Will Run on a LEO Satellite Network

Blockchains in Space: The Internet of Things Will Run on a LEO Satellite Network was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 21, 2018

I Quit My Job At Google to Launch a Blockchain Startup. Here’s Why I’m Glad I Did.

I Quit My Job At Google to Launch a Blockchain Startup. Here’s Why I’m Glad I Did. was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 21, 2018

6 Industries The Blockchain Is Bound To Disrupt

6 Industries The Blockchain Is Bound To Disrupt was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 21, 2018

Russian Digital Assets: Cryptoruble In The Pipeline, EAEU Payments Network Possibly In Question

Russia’s proposed state-issued digital currency is coming, according to one of the country’s legislators. However, with SWIFT indicating that it has no plans to stop servicing Russian banks, it’s unclear whether another Russian proposal, for a payments network that would include it and several nearby countries, will continue to interest policymakers.
April 21, 2018

Taiwanese Gov’t Plans To Release Anti-Money Laundering Regulations For Crypto In November

Taiwan will introduce new regulations later this year to prevent cryptocurrencies from becoming instruments for money laundering. #NEWS
April 21, 2018

Coal-Powered Computers: Australia to Reopen Coal Power Plant to Mine Bitcoin

Australia’s Hunter Energy has signed a contract with the IOT Group, a cryptocurrency mining firm, in an effort to reopen a coal power plant in the Hunter Valley Region of Australia. The move would sell electricity at wholesale costs to blockchain companies in an effort to encourage blockchain innovation in the country. An Unlikely Location It seems that despite a plethora of new and advancing technologies entering the market, the methods to power these technologies have not necessarily kept pace. One wouldn’t typically expect to find a cryptocurrency mining operation in Australia. Electricity is an expensive commodity, and the climate’s warmth only adds to the cost because it requires more extensive cooling procedures for expensive equipment. As a result, blockchain companies tend to base themselves in countries such as Canada or Iceland, but two companies are hoping to change this trend. […]
April 21, 2018

Amid Forking Controversy, Ethereum Dev Van De Sande Notes Risks

As the Ethereum community debated a proposal to fork the network in order to unfreeze Ether tokens locked in some Parity wallets, developer Alex Van De Sande wrote a blog post arguing that any contentious hard fork would hurt the network. Along those lines, he advocates for finding a solution to the problem of the frozen tokens so that the parties which lost access to them are incentivized to continue supporting the current version of the Ethereum blockchain.
April 20, 2018

Batavia, UBS and IBM’s Joint Platform, Completes First Live Trade

Batavia, a blockchain trade finance platform, has successfully completed its first live corporate cross-border transaction. The platform is a joint venture between tech giant IBM and leading banks including Swiss bank UBS, European financial services firm Erste Group, the Spanish CaixaBank, German giant CommerzBank, and Bank of Montreal. This initial transaction saw the platform facilitate the exchange of cars from Germany to Spain and raw materials from Austria to Spain. A Watershed Moment The success of the pilot was an important milestone for Batavia and involved the facilitation of the full trade cycle. In a process that’s powered by smart contracts, the forming of agreements and closing of payments was automatic and was all recorded on a blockchain. Smart contracts on the platform are triggered by specific events that participants agree on ahead of time, making the entire process autonomous. To […]
April 20, 2018

No, Visa Doesn’t Handle 24,000 TPS and Neither Does Your Pet Blockchain

When it comes to measuring the speed of new blockchains, the comparison is always with Visa. Despite not being a blockchain, the 24,000 transactions per second Visa reportedly handles have attained mythical status. That figure is unquestioningly trotted out whenever scaling is discussed. In reality, claims of Visa’s throughput, as well as those of emerging blockchains, have been greatly exaggerated. Also read: The Bitcoin BCH Block Explorer Explodes With Blockchain Data Visa, Scaling, and the 24k Hoax Bitcoin was envisaged as a payments system and so it was natural, long before the store of value notion emerged, that comparisons would be made with existing global payment systems. Bitcoin’s early adopters knew that if the technology took off, some time in the future it would need to handle magnitudes more transactions per second than the 7 it could muster. Someone mentioned Visa […]
April 20, 2018

Top 4 Upcoming Cryptocurrencies Sans ICOs

Prior to the explosion of the cryptocurrency sphere as a whole in 2017, most new projects launched in the absence of initial coin offerings. While this funding method has become the norm throughout the community, it has done so in the presence of massive controversy in regards to the ethics and legitimacy of the ICO model. While it seems as if every upcoming project involves such a crowdsale, it’s important to recognize that there are legitimate ventures operating sans ICOs. Here are four to check out: 1. Market Protocol (MKT) The team behind Market Protocol is working to develop a decentralized derivatives exchange – the first of its kind. Market Protocol will represent an ecosystem of DApps that allow participants to create and execute a variety of trades, trustlessly, with other participants. These contracts will encapsulate functions like margins and futures trading for both cryptocurrency and […]
April 20, 2018

Russian Supreme Court Orders To Review Bitcoin Website Ban

The Russian Supreme Court has ruled to review an appeal to a Bitcoin-related website ban, which was ordered in summer 2016. #NEWS
April 20, 2018

Utrum to Launch Innovative Blockchain Platform Solving Trust Problems for Crypto Investors

Utrum, a decentralized community platform with reputation-based quality reviews of crypto projects and assets, has announced its public token crowd sale to launch May 10, 2018.  Utrum will offer OOT, a Privacy Coin and the utility token of the Utrum ecosystem. The crowd sale is the second ever dICO (decentralized Initial Coin Offering) and is being launched on the Komodo Platform (KMD).  Komodo is the world leader in Atomic Swap technology and this technology will be utilized in the Utrum dICO App, allowing participants to invest in the ICO in a unique “wallet-to-wallet” transaction, receiving OOT immediately in exchange for their investment with no third-party intermediary. The target crowd sale soft cap is $1 Million USD with a hard cap of $5 Million USD. A grassroots project, Utrum was born out of a Komodo Slack conversation between a few cryptocurrency […]
April 20, 2018

Crypto Hedge Funds on the Precipice, Future Outlook Uncertain

Last year saw a giant influx of crypto hedge funds while in 2018 several have closed or failed to launch. Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that nine cryptocurrency hedge funds have closed this year, with only two of the top twenty-five funds reporting gains in Q1 of this year. The reality is that there’s an over saturation of crypto hedge funds with over 167 opened in 2017. While nine of them are closing and many other planned crypto hedge funds are opting not to launch this year, it still doesn’t put a dent in the total number of funds. It does, however, reveal an interesting change in the mindset of crypto traders and investors, resulting in equally interesting solutions and new directions for some crypto hedge funds. Why are Crypto Hedge Funds Taking a Hit? When returns were in the thousands, […]
April 20, 2018

Casper FFG Hybrid PoW/PoS Consensus Model Published

Specifications for the implementation of Ethereum’s Casper were published today. The newly-designed approach for hybrid PoW/PoS consensus represents a significant milestone in the eventual transition to full PoS.
April 20, 2018

No More Monkey Business: OpenMineral Is Bringing Mining out of the Stone Age and onto the Blockchain

As we begin to enter into Industry 4.0, we are leaving old technology, business practices, and markets behind. The digital age has allowed the commodities industry to use the most complex machinery ever made, handling the toughest minerals in the toughest conditions. However, many of the industry’s commercial aspects remain stuck in the Stone Age due to convoluted, archaic systems which feature middlemen and a general lack of transparency. Smelting Out The Issues These archaic practices are a hindrance to both buyers and sellers in the industry, as true pricing is sometimes hard to determine, while commodity traders (middlemen) are making increasingly large profits thanks to this lack of transparency. That’s where something like Open Mineral Exchange (OME) comes into play. OME is an online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of physical commodities, allowing miners and smelters to competitively sell and source […]
April 20, 2018

Don’t Believe What You Read About Quebec’s Chief Scientist and Crypto

Reports this week erroneously suggested that Quebec’s Chief Scientist dismissed concerns about the illicit usage of bitcoin, his office said.
April 20, 2018

Airchain Network Introduces Mobile Application to Make the Air Freight Sector Transparent, Safe and Flexible like Never Before

AirChain Network, a blockchain powered ecosystem designed especially for the air freight sector, is all set to revolutionize the industry by addressing long-standing problems such as transparency, safety, and flexibility. The platform’s mobile applications are currently available for download via the App Store and Google Play. Warsaw, Poland April 16, 2018: AirChain Network is pleased to announce the official launch of their mobile application via the App Store and Google Play. The company reveals that the beta version of AirChain Network has also gone live recently. This blockchain powered ecosystem has been built by a team of experienced developers and blockchain experts with the intention of making the air freight sector more efficient by bringing transparency, safety, and flexibility. The global air transportation industry is a huge sector that plays an important role in people’s lives as well as industries all over […]
April 20, 2018

Crypto ‘Doesn’t Pass Test Of What A Currency Should Be’, Says Likely NY Fed President

John Williams, the expected future president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, said crypto ‘doesn’t pass the basic test of what a currency should be’. #NEWS
April 20, 2018

How to use python for testing your Ethereum Smart Contracts

How to use python for testing your Ethereum Smart Contracts was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 20, 2018

Bad Checks: Twitter’s Identity Crisis Is Costing Users More Than Bitcoin

Bad Checks: Twitter’s Identity Crisis Is Costing Users More Than Bitcoin Trust, but verify. Borrowed from a Russian writer, it’s one of crypto’s most widely embraced slogans, though one that’s becoming even more relevant on social media, where battling factions bent on promoting the next great high-tech investment are now turning the very symbols meant to protect… The post Bad Checks: Twitter’s Identity Crisis Is Costing Users More Than Bitcoin appeared first on Altcoin Today.
April 20, 2018

German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid After Ghost Prank

The same German online news outlet that broke the Savedroid supposed exit scam, turned gotcha publicity stunt, is reporting prosecutors just might have a legal case against the initial coin offering (ICO) outfit. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank German Prosecutors Consider Legal Action Against Savedroid Wirtschafts Woche, the same German source that announced a $50 million exit scam by ICO Savedroid, is reporting prosecutors in Frankfurt are examining the “extreme advertising campaign” of the startup. After an elaborate hoax was played on its investors and the public, the company has been doing heavy damage control. According to the online news group, prosecutors have begun a “preliminary investigation.” A day or so ago, nearly every media outlet in the space ran headlines about tens of millions of dollars ghosted by a brazen ICO founder. He […]
April 20, 2018

Tax Attorney: Blockchain Immutability ‘Does Make The IRS Smile’ (Interview)

Bitcoinist spoke with Alexander Stern, legal attorney and founder of Attorney IO, to unpack the complexities related to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies taxes, potential loopholes for users, and how the IRS can easily track individuals using Bitcoin compared to fiat currencies.  The fact that a lot of this is on a blockchain (and cannot be tampered with) does make the IRS smile. – Alexander Stern Bitcoinist: First, how and for how long has your law firm been involved with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies? Are you seeing increasing interest from clients? Alexander Stern: I’m an attorney and the founder of Attorney IO. Attorney IO is a startup that provides legal AI to other lawyers to give them an AI’s perspective on the law. We proudly support lawyers working on the latest cryptocurrency issues, spanning from taxes to securities. I believe smart contract technology […]
April 20, 2018

Mapping the blockchain for science landscape

Mapping the blockchain for science landscape was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 20, 2018

The Storm is Here

The Storm is Here was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 20, 2018

Talking Crypto, Advisory Boards, and ‘BlockNauts’ With Influencer Justin Wu

I had the opportunity to sit down with blockchain expert and entrepreneur Justin Wu, who is the Head of Growth and brilliant mind behind CoinCircle. Wu is also a strategic advisor to some of the industry’s top ICOs, and explained the importance of putting together an advisory board and utilizing these advisors when entering the crypto space. If there’s one thing you need to know, it’s that most of these ventures are based on a promise to deliver. “A whitepaper, in its most [simple] form, is a concept and idea, nothing more,” says Wu. Most of these guys haven’t built the utility yet, but they are able to make their deck look nice with multiple pages. You still have to wait for the execution and utility to the space. Entering Industry 4.0 As we are at the beginning stages of Industry 4.0, […]
April 20, 2018

Russia’s Supreme Court Orders Review of Crypto Website Ban

Russia’s supreme court has ordered a municipal court in St. Petersburg to consider an appeal from a blocked cryptocurrency information site.
April 20, 2018

DOJ Charges ICO Co-Founder With Securities Fraud

The Department of Justice has unveiled fraud charges against a co-founder of cryptocurrency startup Centra.
April 20, 2018

Monex Group CEO: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Should Be Regulated Like Banks

Less than a week after acquiring a major Japanese crypto-exchange, the chief executive at Monex is appealing to regulators to employ incumbent banking standards at cryptocurrency exchanges.
April 20, 2018

Amazon Web Services Releases Blockchain Frameworks For Ethereum And Hyperledger Fabric

Amazon Web Services launches a tool allowing users to create Blockchain DApps on Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric. #NEWS
April 20, 2018

Digital Currency Reading List

Inspired by Chris Dixon’s “Crypto Token Roundup” & Dan Romero’s “Digital Currency Reading List”. Digital Currency Reading List was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 20, 2018

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: This Canadian Exchange Is Leading the Way on Regulation

There’s nothing that sends shock waves through the crypto markets like the prospect of regulation. And there’s also nothing so hard to establish on a global scale. After all, how can you regulate something when you can’t agree on what category it falls into, and when laws vary across jurisdictions and cultures? One Canadian exchange, Coinsquare, is taking an interesting approach that just might prove that in this fast-paced industry, slow and steady wins the race. The Canadian Cryptocurrency Market Canada is a country that believes in the potential of cryptocurrencies (the Bank of Canada even explored creating its own digital currency toward the end of last year), and Bill C-31 recommends that all digital currency companies register with the regulatory authority, FINTRAC. Moreover, the OSC (Ontario Securities Commission) recently announced their intention to draft innovative regulation in 2018. Despite all this, not everyone’s playing ball. Coinsquare, […]
April 20, 2018

Tezos Co-Founder Arthur Breitman Penalized By FINRA

In the latest setback to befall the Tezos project, co-founder Arthur Breitman has been sanctioned by FINRA. Breitman is barred from contact with broker-dealers for two years and has been fined $20,000.
April 20, 2018

‘Losing Credibility’? Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Hints He’s Pro-Establishment

Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin seemed to confirm he is “establishment-friendly” in a new interview which has led to a critical reception from cryptocurrency figures. ‘Very Revealing’ Speaking to the Financial Times in a piece published April 18, Buterin was economical with his words but provided some “very revealing” information. Specifically, his links with the Russian government following meetings about Ethereum last year appear to have made Buterin more tolerant. “He has explained he’s establishment-friendly these days, but I have trouble understanding why he’d help an authoritarian government,” journalist Chloe Cornish summarizes the topic from the interview. “He paraphrases Frederick Douglass, who was criticized for engaging with slaveholders but said: ‘I would unite with anyone to do right; and with nobody to do wrong.’” While Buterin is still painted as the unlikely figurehead of a $125 billion empire, his comments spoke […]
April 20, 2018

JPMorgan Tests Its Quorum Blockchain Platform After Year Of Development

JPMorgan’s Quorum Blockchain platform tested this week, as JPMorgan considers spinning off the platform into its own entity #NEWS
April 20, 2018

Ethereum’s Buterin: Altcoin Valuations ‘Far Ahead Of Accomplishments’

Tron’s product has not convinced Vitalik Buterin, he said as part of a mainstream press interview. #NEWS
April 20, 2018

LedgerX’s Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Is Up 7X Since Launch

Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX now sees $7.5 million traded weekly in options products, up from $1 million during its first week.
April 20, 2018

Stellar Run: XLM, IOTA, ADA Spike in Good Week for Altcoins

Bitcoin may be inching up of late but the market for alternative cryptocurrencies remains a choppy sea of big winners and losers.
April 20, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Hits $8,500

The price of bitcoin has shot up by roughly $300 in the last 24 hours, spiking from its previous $8,200 position. The news marks a massive turn away from the downward spiral bitcoin was enduring just over a week ago, when it’s price stood at a measly $6,600 – approximately 25 percent lower than where it currently sits. Naturally, the next move is for bitcoin to push past the $9,000 mark and strike $9,500 or possibly $10,000 by next week. As good as this may be, bitcoin’s price jump is nothing compared to the surges enjoyed by competing altcoins like ether and bitcoin cash, whose rises stand between 10 and 19 percent since yesterday. Bitcoin cash has jumped by an impressive 15 percent, for example, and now qualifies as the fourth largest cryptocurrency with a total market value exceeding $18 […]
April 20, 2018

Brave Partners with the Dow Jones Media Group to Disrupt Online Advertising

A lot of different goals can be achieved through digital currencies, blockchain technology, and innovation. In the case of the Brave browser, a lot of positive changes are happening as we speak. For this team, it is of the utmost importance to get as many partners on board as possible. The latest company to do so is none other than the Dow Jones Media Group. A Major Partnership for the Brave Team While the concept of Brave seemingly makes a lot of sense to consumers, website owners are not necessarily convinced this business model will work out in the long run. Brave allows users to remove all ads from the browser experience, watch ads and be paid for it, or replace traditional ads with whitelisted solutions. It is the latter aspect which will require a fair bit of work. Without sufficient partners […]
April 20, 2018

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job — CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm

The infamous former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, is trying to start over with a clean slate in life. Karpeles has revealed to the media that he’s started a new C-level position as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a firm called London Trust Media. The technology company invests in virtual private network companies and cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Indian Exchange Takes Central Bank to Court Over Bank Ban The Notorious Mark Karpeles Lands a C-Level Position With a Firm That Dabbles in Cryptocurrency Investments and Runs the Largest VPN Service Worldwide Mark Karpeles is starting a new job, and he will be working with a company that’s into technology like virtual private networks (VPN) and cryptocurrencies. Karpeles has accepted a CTO position at a firm called London Trust Media (LTM), a company that owns VPN […]
April 20, 2018

PR: After the First Blockchain Transaction in US, Real Estate Marketplace Propy Announces a New Developer Program

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever. In March 2018, the San Francisco based firm completed its very first government-sanctioned use of blockchain for a public service […]
April 20, 2018

Blockchain Comes to Movie Industry as White Rabbit Partners with Production Company K5

White Rabbit, a company developing a blockchain-powered solution to make watching movies and TV series online legal, has announced a strategic partnership with K5 International, a subdivision of K5 Media Group, a renowned media production company that has produced Oscar-nominated films, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter report. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The deal conditions suggests that K5 will grant White Rabbit users access to its library of 50-plus movies while the company’s co-founder Daniel Baur will join White Rabbit’s advisory board. Further details of the details, however, remain undisclosed. White Rabbit develops a browser plugin that would recognize any sort of content streamed online and offer the user a chance to directly pay to the copyright holders of said content via secure blockchain infrastructure using the platform’s native WRT tokens. All the purchased content will remain available to […]
April 20, 2018

5 Defiant, Worrying, or Outright Bizarre Edward Snowden Statements

5 Defiant, Worrying, or Outright Bizarre Edward Snowden Statements   Editors Note: This is from march 2018. Not really crypto but a great read I just found. Not everyone sees Crypto as a path to increased Security and Privacy. But some of us do. :END:   Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no… The post 5 Defiant, Worrying, or Outright Bizarre Edward Snowden Statements appeared first on Altcoin Today.
April 20, 2018

Crypto Facilities launches new and improved Instant Margining System

London-based Bitcoin (BTC) and Ripple (XRP) derivatives exchange Crypto Facilities today announced the launch of their new Instant Margining System (IMS) which will markedly improve the speed, stability, and user-friendliness of the trading platform. Crypto Facilities launches new and improved Instant Margining System
April 20, 2018

Huobi Group Names New Chief Security Officer

Huobi Group Names New Chief Security Officer Senior security expert with over 20 years of professional relevant experience in cyber-security has taken the helm of Huobi Group Security Department. Prior to joining Huobi Group, Wu Shu Peng has served as the Chief Security Advisor of Didi Chuxing, responsible for the technical and management aspects of… The post Huobi Group Names New Chief Security Officer appeared first on Altcoin Today.
April 20, 2018

First Ever Ethereum Focused Company Begins Trading on the NEO Exchange

The Canadian company known as Ether Capital, is the first publicly traded company that has its focus on Ethereum. According to a press release, the company explains that its shares… Continue reading “First Ever Ethereum Focused Company Begins Trading on the NEO Exchange” The post First Ever Ethereum Focused Company Begins Trading on the NEO Exchange appeared first on .
April 20, 2018

Richard Bernstein Compares Bitcoin to Candy Crush Tokens

Everyone has their own opinion on cryptocurrency. While that is a good thing, one also has to point out that some people are completely wrong in their assessments. For instance, Richard Bernstein claims cryptocurrencies are nothing more than “Candy Crush tokens” and have no inherent value. That is a remarkable stance and one that clearly shows a bias against cryptocurrencies in general. Richard Bernstein Doesn’t Like Cryptocurrencies There are quite a few financial experts who do not like cryptocurrencies all that much. No big surprise there, as cryptocurrencies pose a major threat to the traditional financial system as we know it today. Bitcoin is a perfect example of a global currency which has nothing to do with banks and governments. Although it is not a perfect form of money, it does offer a lot of features which one cannot find in […]
April 20, 2018

Kraken CEO Condemns “Hostile” Questionnaire Issued by New York AG

Jessie Powell, the CEO of U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, has publicly stated his refusal to answer a questionnaire issued by the New York Attorney General’s office. Mr. Powell has described the questionnaire – which was sent to thirteen virtual currency exchanges operating in the United States – as hostile to both cryptocurrencies and the virtual currency sector generally. Also Read: Institutional Demand for Bitcoin and Crypto Resurges Kraken CEO Rejects Questionnaire From New York Regulators The chief executive officer of major cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, has criticized a questionnaire sent to thirteen cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the United States by the office of the New York Attorney General. Kraken described the questionnaire for “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative” as comprising a “tone-deaf response” to the emerging cryptocurrency on the part of New York’s regulators. The company claims to be “happy to help government […]
April 20, 2018

DAOstack – The ‘WordPress’ for DAOs

DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) might just be one of the most revolutionary concepts to come out of the blockchain world. DAOs are organizations in which contracts and agreements are enforced through blockchain smart contracts. Because no overseeing force is needed to authorize a smart contract, (just as no overseeing force is needed to authorize a Bitcoin transaction) DAOs have radical potential to create distributed and decentralized organizations. If DAOs are going to fulfill that potential, however, they’ll need to be more accessible to everyday developers and organization builders. A powerful blockchain concept will remain more of a novelty than a revolutionary technology if it’s only usable within the insular world of cryptocurrency traders. One company, DAOstack, is making DAO accessibility a reality. DAOstack’s founder, Matan Field, recently stated: DAOstack provides the foundational tools for the creation, operation and governance of […]
April 20, 2018

20,000+ Registered User in 4 Days, New Crypto Game Ether Online is Coming

During recent history, the influence of digital currency has quickly made its presence known in the gaming industry, with numerous games offering crypto-themed games, or accepting it as a means of payment. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Ether Online is a multiplayer online game, featuring PvE, PvP, world boss fights, and over 500 types of unique equipment for players to find, use, wear, purchase and sell.  At this moment in time, it is expected that Ether Online will be built upon 6 pillars, these being equipment, craft, trading, PvP, PvE, and world boss fights. To kick things off, equipment can be purchased via ETH and the afferent token, and written directly in smart contracts. This feature allows users to easily sell the items to other players. Equipment is divided into several levels, these being common, uncommon, rare, epic and […]
April 20, 2018

Bitcoin Set For First Biweekly Gain This Year, Buying Strongest Since March 2017

Bloomberg reports that Bitcoin is poised for its first back-to-back weekly gain of 2018, up almost 29% over the two-week period. #NEWS
April 20, 2018

JPMorgan Trial Puts Debt Issuance on a Blockchain

JPMorgan Chase has partnered with National Bank of Canada and others to trial a blockchain platform aimed to improve the debt issuance process.
April 20, 2018

Startup Jobs Site AngelList Reports Doubling Of Crypto Jobs Since New Year

AngelList jokes that “startups aren’t watching the markets” as number of crypto-related jobs doubles since January, despite the market crash. #NEWS
April 20, 2018

Savedroid ICO May Have Pulled a $50M Exit Scam

It has become more than apparent that there will always be risks associated with initial coin offerings. If the recent Savedroid debacle is any indication, determining the truth amidst a sea of FUD and misinformation will continue to be a challenge. Even so, there are a lot of concerns over this particular project, as its CEO may have run off with $50 million in funding. The Savedroid Plot Thickens Anyone who has kept an eye on the news over the past few days will have noticed that the Savedroid ICO has attracted a fair bit of attention. This German company raised $50 million during its initial coin offering, which is pretty spectacular, all things considered. Ever since then, the project has been receiving nothing but negative attention, mainly because the team has been doing some very strange things. While it remains unclear if the company pulled […]
April 20, 2018

What is DragonChain (DRGN) – All You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered what a Disney cryptocurrency would look like? No? I neither, until I found out about Dragonchain, an ICO platform with a cool name, that has grown… Continue reading “What is DragonChain (DRGN) – All You Need to Know” The post What is DragonChain (DRGN) – All You Need to Know appeared first on .
April 20, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Network Nodes Prepare for Upcoming Network Hard Fork

An interesting development is on the horizon for the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. The upcoming hard fork is just over three weeks away. Unfortunately, it seems most of the network nodes have yet to upgrade their client. As of right now, just 8% of the nodes are compatible with the hard fork code, which is somewhat worrisome. The Bitcoin Cash hard fork is a big milestone for this alternative currency. It will introduce a lot of network upgrades to ensure a stable future for BCH. With the maximum block size increasing to 32MB, an important step is being taken. although BCH blocks are far from full right now, the ecosystem needs to keep growing and evolving ahead of any problems that may arise. Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Deadline Draws Near Other minor features will be introduced as well, as outlined in […]
April 20, 2018

20/04/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere

20/04/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
April 20, 2018

Belgium Donates €2 Million to World Food Programme, Supports Its Blockchain Project

Belgium is contributing €2 million to support innovative projects by the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP), including its blockchain solutions to fight hunger around the world. In 2017, the WFP launched an ethereum-based payments pilot with the aim of helping displaced Syrian refugees. Through eye-scanning hardware created by London-based IrisGuard, 500,000 recipients already receiving traditional financial aid received cryptographically unique coupons across five refugee camps within the Jordanian region. In an announcement from the WFP, the money from the European nation will enable the UN agency to ramp up efforts with its blockchain pilot as well as its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) project, which seeks to enhance the ability of WFP and partners to prepare for, and respond to, emergencies in multiple ways. Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo, said of the donation that ‘innovation saves […]
April 20, 2018

SUPERBLOOM: The Token Exchange of the Future

Superbloom is poised to set the standard for token exchanges in 2018 thanks to its utilization of the latest in financial planning technology and access to a wide assortment of digital coin products, including its own innovative Token, built on the Stellar public blockchain. Superbloom offers a safe and secure way for both crypto-fluent and non-crypto-fluent members to access vetted ICOs, and explore the ability to trade on crypto assets beyond the big four that currently dominate the market: Bitcoin, Ethereum, BitcoinCash, and Litecoin. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Syndication Tools Superbloom has released a set of tools to help syndicate leaders manage investment allocations, and give users the opportunity to take part in vetted Token Sales, simplifying the process of sharing and tracking your referrals, and making it easier to take part in a pre-sale as a group […]
April 20, 2018

AWS Is Making It Easier to Use Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum

The cloud computing giant’s offering comes just as Digital Asset, another enterprise blockchain firm, announces a developer kit for smart contracts.
April 20, 2018

Amazon Patents a Bitcoin Analysis Service

Law enforcement agencies are showing great interest in Bitcoin users as of right now. They mainly intend to crack down on illicit activities taking place in the world of cryptocurrency. It now appears Amazon is preparing to enter this space as well, as the company recently received a patent to “identity Bitcoin users”. It’s an intriguing development well worth keeping an eye on. Amazon and Bitcoin Tracking The blockchain analysis business continues to grow. Various companies are active in this space as of right now, including the likes of Chainalysis and BitFury Group. It makes perfect sense for those firms to track Bitcoin users, as they have both been active in the cryptocurrency industry for quite some time now. Amazon, on the other hand, has not. That makes a recent patent by Amazon all the more surprising. More specifically, the e-commerce giant obtained a […]