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Is The Blockchain Failing Corporates?

Corporates everywhere are struggling to make money, keep people happy and implement new technologies according to new data from Forrester. The blockchain is proving more difficult than others. Why so hard? Two main reasons; most blockchain vendors don’t offer compatible software, and the …

Emerging Technology

South Korean swaps bitcoins for 2 mln euros in fake notes

NICE (FRANCE) (AFP) -<p>The deal sounded murky from the start: in exchange for bitcoin worth two million euros ($2.3 million), the wealthy buyer would hand over the equivalent sum in cash in a luxury hotel on the French riviera.<p>The seller, a South Korean businessman with a company specialised in the …

Cryptocurrency

Which Countries Are Best to Start Blockchain Projects?

Bitcoin’s boom has spawned more than just a digital currency revolution. Companies across the globe have explored the potential of blockchain …

What the hell is the deal with Tether?

It was a simple concept: a cryptocurrency whose units were always and constantly worth exactly one dollar, because they were backed by dollars held in a bank. Voila: dollars with the powers of crypto, such as the ability to quickly and permissionlessly transfer an arbitrary amount … and, er, a …

Cryptocurrency

The homeland-as-a-service model: How blockchain will disrupt the world order

With blockchain-based technologies promising to disrupt nearly all areas of the global economy, I wonder what impact they will have on the global political scene and how we interact with our governments.<p>The main functions of government include taxation to fund public services, protection of …

Blockchain

How Blockchain in the Supply Chain Increases Transparency

Blockchain is arguably one of the most significant and most beneficial modern technologies to be introduced to the supply chain. For one reason …

Blockchain

Bitcoin ETFs are a Terrible Idea: Andreas Antonopoulos

<b>Announcing this week he intended to “burst” the ecosystem’s “bubble” because of “Lambos” and “to the moon, and all that,” one of the most respected</b> …

Bitcoin

Federal court orders alleged hacker to pay for bail with cryptocurrency

Defendants in US federal court cases now have another option for staying out on bail: emptying their virtual wallets. A district court in San Francisco has ordered alleged hacker Martin Marsich to pay the equivalent of $750,000 in cryptocurrency if he wants to live in a halfway house while facing …

U.S. Federal Courts

Nvidia revenue hit by cryptocurrency drop

Nvidia shares fell as much as 5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the chip maker said cryptocurrency-fueled demand had dried up and it …

Amazon Web Services

Inside Ethereum's Start-Up Incubator

<i>By Tanaya Macheel and Jacqueline Corba</i><p>In a converted warehouse in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, dozens of ambitious developers are working to …

Blockchain

How I Got Over $11,000 in Free Bitcoin

<i>This story is about how I managed to get free Bitcoin online, and while I can’t claim there was no effort involved, I can say it didn’t cost me any</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Ripple’s CTO invented distributed computer system 20 years before blockchain

The mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto is often credited with inventing blockchain – the tech behind the recent cryptocurrency and decentralization boom. But long before Nakamoto published his seminal paper that shaped Bitcoin as we know it, Ripple XRP chief technology officer David Schwartz had already …

Blockchain

Nvidia forecast lags Wall Street as crypto demand evaporates

(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) shares fell as much as 5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the chip maker said cryptocurrency-fueled demand had dried up and it forecast sales below Wall Street targets, overshadowing quarterly results that otherwise beat expectations.<p>The company's …

Wall Street

Blockchain for Good: How New Technology Is Helping Those in Need in Novel Ways

There has been a lot of discussion about how cryptocurrencies and blockchain can transform the world’s economy — leaving paper money behind and going …

Blockchain

Opinion: Nvidia says crypto-mining boom is over for now

The extra boost Nvidia Corp. received from selling its graphics chips to cryptocurrency miners appears to be over, at least for now.<p>Nvidia NVDA, …

Cryptocurrency

ASX says its blockchain will slice super costs

The ASX said the adoption of blockchain technology could help the superannuation industry save hundreds of millions of dollars in costs by removing …

Big Data

Coinbase launches new standalone wallet (but it supports only Ethereum for now)

Coinbase has re-launched its wallet offering to try and become the “gateway to the decentralized internet.” Hopefully, it’s more than just a re-branding exercise.<p>In a recent blog post, Coinbase announced that it is revamping its wallet offering, retiring Toshi and making way for the Coinbase Wallet …

Digital Currency

Crypto’s Millennial Mining Tycoon Is Planning a $3 Billion IPO

Bitmain Technologies Ltd., the world’s biggest producer of cryptocurrency mining chips, is planning a Hong Kong initial public offering that could …

There's a Huge Opportunity for Everyone in Crypto, It's Called KYC/AML

<i>Bruce Silcoff is the CEO of Shyft</i> <i>in Toronto, which is focused on developing blockchain-based solutions for digital identity and KYC/AML …

Blockchain

Which Cryptocurrencies Will Survive The Altcoin Apocalypse?

With the massive crypto market rout that has occurred in ‘red August’ many are now talking of an altcoin extinction which could spell the demise for …

Cryptocurrency

Vitalik Buterin On The State Of Ethereum, The Future Of Blockchain And Google Trying To Hire Him

Cofounder of Ethereum Foundation and Bitcoin Magazine Vitalik Buterin shared his thoughts on the future of blockchain, the state of ethereum and more during a small, private event held in San Francisco last week. Hosted by the Blockchain at Berkeley student-run organization, Origin and Steve Chen, …

Cryptography

Browser mining is generating over $250K worth of cryptocurrency every month

New academic research has discovered that embedded cryptocurrecy miner CoinHive is generating $250,000 worth of Monero every month – most of it going to just 10 individuals.<p>The research, released by RWTH Aachen University in Germany, provides an extensive overview of browser-mining activity across …

Cryptocurrency

Playboy sues blockchain startup for screwing its cryptocurrency porno payment plan

Playboy Enterprises, the company behind seminal softcore pornography magazine <i>Playboy</i>, is suing a blockchain startup for fraud and breach of contract after it, uh, <i>failed to deliver</i>.<p>The LA Times reports that a lawsuit has been filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. It alleges that Global …

Los Angeles County

Blow To Bitcoin As Coinbase CEO Makes Stark Warning

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption rates around the world are growing, but not quickly enough to prevent the bitcoin price from falling — and now the chief executive of San Francisco-based Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has warned that widespread, mass bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

Erik Finman is a Bitcoin millionaire: Now what?

A high school dropout, a Bitcoin millionaire, and a teenage tech entrepreneur walk into a restaurant. The host asks: “Table for one Sir?” Why? Because Erik Finman is just one person.<p>Finman learned to walk in a motel room his parents lived in when he was a baby, they didn’t start off rich. He …

High School

Cryptocurrency-rich make magic internet money rain in Vegas

It was late Saturday night at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and an extremely stoned man was trying to bribe his way into the city's hottest …

Sin City

Square now lets all US CashApp users buy and sell Bitcoin

Square is expanding its cryptocurrency services across the the US. Its subsidiary CashApp announced that American users can now use the application to buy and sell Bitcoin in all 50 states.<p>The company revealed the news in a post on Twitter (spotted by CCN). It is worth pointing out that CashApp …

Cryptocurrency

A $40 Billion Plan to Cash Out Of Bitcoin

The 1980s cyberpunk novels that predicted today’s internet failed to conceive of anything as outlandish or contradictory as Bitcoin: A digital currency that’s spent nowhere, a commodity that’s used for nothing, and a libertarian dream that’s effectively run by elites.<p>Now, after its 66-percent price …

Cryptocurrency

Search for the Mysterious Bitcoin Founder is On & PVR Wins Over South India: 4 Things to Know Today

Stay tuned to get every day updates in 60 seconds.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>1. Who really is Satoshi? Not just our nation, everyone wants to know. Now, a group of crypto-enthusiasts has launched a fundraising campaign to find the Bitcoin …

South India