Blockchain Basics

By Michael Reuter | Ethereum, DLT, Cryptography, Smart Contracts, Tangle, Hashgraph, DAG, Blockchain, Bitcoin

Nasdaq is open to becoming cryptocurrency exchange, CEO says

Once the space matures, Nasdaq is open to becoming a platform for trading cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, according to the company's CEO.<p>"Certainly …

Cryptocurrency

Is the U.S. headed toward a cashless economy through blockchain?

A former Federal Reserve executive believes it's only a matter of time before central banks adopt a form of digital currency that could look like …

Blockchain

Sex work is moving to blockchain payments

A new cryptocurrency aims to offer sex workers a way to take payment in a digital world that does not welcome them.<p>A little over a year ago, with the …

Blockchain

Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Partners With NASDAQ To Fight Market Manipulation In Industry First

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss at its head, announced it had partnered with NASDAQ to monitor markets April 25.<p>…

Cryptocurrency

Multiple Exchanges Suspend ERC20 Token Trading Due To Potential BatchOverflow Bug

Crypto exchange Poloniex has suspended all ERC-20 (Ethereum-based) token deposits and withdrawals, and HitBTC has initiated an internal inspection …

Cryptocurrency

Valuing Cryptoassets from the Ground Up

The coins and tokens created with cryptocurrencies are curious things. We shouldn’t really call them currencies because they do far more than …

Cryptocurrency

The top 12 cryptocurrencies and what they are—and aren’t—good for - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin (BTC)<p>Launched: 2009 Market value: $163 billion<p>The strengths: The original crypto­currency, Bitcoin is the largest and most popular blockchain …

Cryptocurrency

Hackers emptied Ethereum wallets by breaking the basic infrastructure of the internet

At midnight ET last night, MyEtherWallet users started noticing something odd. Connecting to the service, users were faced with an unsigned SSL certificate, a broken link in the site’s verification. It was unusual, but it’s the kind of thing web users routinely click through without thinking.<p>But …

Information Security

Binance Labs Leads $30 Mln Fundraising Round For New Privacy-Centered Cryptocurrency

MobileCoin, a new privacy-centered cryptocurrency, announced that Binance Labs will lead a $30 mln round of fundraising for the project, according to …

Cryptocurrency

Suspicious event hijacks Amazon traffic for 2 hours, steals cryptocurrency | Ars Technica

Almost 1,300 addresses for Amazon Route 53 rerouted for two hours.<p>Amazon lost control of a small number of its cloud services IP addresses for two …

Information Security

Ethereum Proposal To “Resurrect” Disabled $360 Mln Parity Contract Shut Down

A week-long vote on a proposal in regards to the Parity hack wallet reversal, which proposed to restore a disabled contract to unfreeze 587 wallets …

Cryptography

The Kraken crypto exchange responds to a New York legal inquiry in the snarkiest way possible

Cryptocurrency traders don’t need—or even want—to be protected from market manipulation, according to the chief executive of the Kraken crypto exchange. That is one of the statements made by Jesse Powell in response to an inquiry by New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman. Last week, the …

Cryptocurrency

Inside Marshall Islands’ plans to launch its own legal tender cryptocurrency

You would be forgiven for letting the Marshall Islands slip your mind. The tiny nation of around 53,000 people sits in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, cast away from Silicon Valley or Switzerland’s Zug Valley, but it’s quietly plotting a project that could have a major impact on how cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

The Case for Central Bank Electronic Money and the Non-case for Central Bank Cryptocurrencies | St. Louis Fed

<i>Originally posted 2018-02-28</i><p><b>Abstract:</b> We characterize various currencies according to their control structure, focusing on cryptocurrencies such as …

Bitcoin

Andreessen Horowitz is preparing to launch a separate fund for crypto investments

Posted job listings reveal that the firm is hiring for a “separately managed fund focusing on crypto assets.”<p>Andreessen Horowitz, one of the leading venture capital firms when it come to investing in digital currencies, is preparing to launch a separate fund to buy and sell crypto assets, <b>Recode</b> has …

Venture Capital

Kraken’s Position on Regulation

<b>Introduction</b>Since 2011, Kraken has been a leader in the industry, actively developing and driving multiple self-regulatory organizations (DATA, …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin more vulnerable to attack than expected

Calculations by University of Twente researchers show that Bitcoin is more vulnerable to attack than people had always assumed. If some Bitcoin users …

Bitcoin

The Blockchain on the High Seas

You can't revolutionize the shipping industry if everyone's using a different blockchain system.<p><i>This post originally appeared in Money Stuff.</i><p>Here's a story about how the shipping industry, which "still relies on millions and millions of paper documents," is pushing to get shippers, customers, …

Blockchain

Blockchain and Competition Law

<i>Anyone trying to explore new business opportunities in the energy sector will carefully try to avoid potential conflicts with competition law: As is</i> …

Blockchain

Amazon Patents a Bitcoin Analysis Service

<b>Law enforcement agencies are showing great interest in Bitcoin users as of right now. They mainly intend to crack down on illicit activities taking</b> …

Bitcoin

Sitting with the cyber-sleuths who track cryptocurrency criminals - MIT Technology Review

Spiky yellow and blue shapes begin to fill a screen that spans an entire wall in a lab at Imperial College London. The shapes emerge from empty space …

Bitcoin

€2 Million Donation to Fund World Food Programme Blockchain Project

The European nation of Belgium has contributed €2 million ($2.4 million) to support the United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) and its technology …

World Food Program

Walmart Wants to Store Payment Data On a Blockchain

A pair of newly published patent applications from retail giant Walmart hints at a plan to store payments data using blockchain tech.<p>The two …

Blockchain

Mastercard - Denouncing Cryptocurrencies While Embracing Blockchain

Blockchain technology has shaken up the financial world by providing a system for transactions that does not need a central authority, bank or third …

FinTech

ICO predictions for 2018: Big changes for utility tokens

2017 was quite a banner year for the ICO marketplace with over $6.4 billion in crypto invested in hundreds of ICOs. Some investors thought the world had gone crazy, others were saying it was just the beginning. Will ICOs announce the end of Venture Capital as we know it?<p>Clearly 2017 was …

Cryptocurrency

OTC crypto market flourishes, powered by Skype

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Trading firms are negotiating buying, selling and lending digital currencies like bitcoin and ether over Skype, catering to big investors looking to avoid rocking already volatile online exchanges.<p>Some 20 traders as well as clients such as wealthy investors, bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

AWS Is Making It Easier to Use Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant's cloud computing arm, has unveiled a new service for launching out-of-the-box blockchain networks for the …

Blockchain Startups

JPMorgan Trial Puts Debt Issuance on a Blockchain

JPMorgan Chase has partnered with National Bank of Canada and other major firms to trial a blockchain platform aimed to improve the debt issuance …

Bank of Canada