Blockchain Basics

By Michael Reuter | Ethereum, Cryptography, Smart Contracts, DAO, Blockchain, Bitcoin

Eight Things Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Probably Won’t Tell You

<i>[Note: I neither own nor have any trading position on any cryptocurrency. I was not compensated by any party to write this. The views expressed below</i> …

Bitcoin

Can we avoid financial crises in the future?

The ‘premiere econometrician in the world’ is how Robert F. Engle’s colleagues describe him. Throughout his 48-year career he’s developed successful …

Economy

World Governments Have Declared War on Bitcoin: John McAfee

The battle lines have been drawn between sovereign governments and the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies, warned anti virus software pioneer John McAfee …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is fiat money, too

FINANCIERS with PhDs like to remind each other to “read your Kindleberger". The rare academic who could speak fluently to bureaucrats and normal …

Bitcoin

Blockchain Makes Energy Greener

In the history of energy production, there is an evergoing shift from one energy source towards another. In 1870, 70 percent of the energy produced …

Renewable Energy

The Equifax disaster points to a much bigger problem

<i>Herbert Lin is a senior research scholar and the Hank J. Holland fellow for cyber policy and security at Stanford University. He served on President Barack Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.</i><p>In the wake of the hack of credit reporting agency Equifax, many people have suggested …

Privacy

Cypherium Announces Development Scalable Hybrid Blockchain

<i>Cypherium’s talented team is building a double-chained infrastructure for the future.</i><p><b>September 21, 2017 — New York, NY —</b> Although the development of …

Bitcoin

Posts About Cryptocurrency Have Exploded on Reddit This Year

Posts about cryptocurrency have exploded on Reddit, according to data analyzed by MarketWatch, prompting yet more speculation that the assets are a …

Cryptocurrency

Digital Currency Mining May Look Much Different in 2025

Digital currency mining has reached the point where all mining equipment combined uses more electricity than Iceland. However, the cryptocurrency …

Bitcoin

Why Bitcoin Could Split Into Three in November: QuickTake Q&A

Bitcoin has become so successful that the way it operates needs upgrading, and fast. Trouble is, there are opposing views on how to do that and no …

Bitcoin

German central bank flags DLT weaknesses

Deutsche Bundesbank has dampened the blockchain hype, dismissing distributed ledger technology's pro...

Banking

Bank of Russia Opposes Cryptocurrency Legalization, Worried About 'Loss of Control'

Regulation<p><b>The head of the Central Bank of Russia has spoken against the legalization of cryptocurrency at a meeting between President Vladimir Putin</b> …

Russia

Solidity v0.4.17 Released

Ethereum

Australia's Origin Energy to Trial Blockchain Power Trading

One of Australia's largest utility providers is working with blockchain startup Power Ledger to test a new energy trading platform.<p>Origin Energy …

Bitcoin

Bitnovo Offers Loaded Bitcoin Cards at Fifty Spanish Carrefour Retail Stores - Bitcoin News

Emerging Markets<p><b>On September 20 the Spanish bitcoin payment platform, Bitnovo, announced residents from Spain can now purchase redeemable bitcoin</b> …

Banking

AXA Uses the Public Ethereum Blockchain for Flight Delay Insurance

French insurance giant AXA is using the public Ethereum blockchain to offer automatic compensation to air travelers in the event of a delayed …

Insurance

Swiss Telecom Giant Launches New Blockchain Business

A major state-owned telecommunications provider in Switzerland has created a new business entity centered around blockchain<p>Swisscom, according to new …

Bitcoin

2017 Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study

121 Pages Posted:<p>Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Judge Business School; Centre for Macroeconomics, London School of Economics<p>Cambridge …

Bitcoin

Dubai Aims to Be a City Built on Blockchain

The emirate believes using the technology to conduct its business will make it more efficient and burnish its business-friendly image<p>By<p>Nikhil Lohade<p>Nikhil Lohade<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Dubai has grown from a tiny fishing village to a major trading hub by attracting businesses with near-zero …

Bitcoin

Big Pharma Turns to Blockchain to Track Meds

The pharma industry may be on the verge of solving a longtime problem: How to stop a flow of stolen or counterfeit pills entering the supply chain …

Bitcoin

Jamie Dimon is being accused of market abuse in Sweden for badmouthing bitcoin

Remember when Jamie Dimon called bitcoin “a fraud” a week ago? Well, it turns out that the JPMorgan chief executive could have been flouting European market abuse laws by shooting his mouth off. At least, that’s what one complaint to the Swedish financial regulator alleges.<p>The complaint was lodged …

Jamie Dimon

Next Step in Decentralised Payment Gateway Revolution is Here

So far, Blockchain based payment gateways are succeeding where conventional ones have failed; transferring money fast at significantly lower fees. …

FinTech

From AI to Blockchain to Data: Meet Ocean

A personal journey towards a data exchange protocol & network<p>AI ♡<p>I think it’s amazing that you can design algorithms that might have society-level …

Big Data

A personal server

Bootstrapping

Popularity of Crypto Debit Cards Will Encourage Mainstream Adoption

World boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, popular for his uncommon attitude towards money, has taken his relationship with cryptocurrency a step …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain marketing technology has arrived and is about to explode

When you think of blockchain, you usually think about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. While these are interesting and disruptive in their own right, it is the non-currency applications of blockchain that could truly revolutionize how we do business.<p>The most obvious place …

Bitcoin

Blockchain technology could be even more disruptive than Amazon was 2 decades ago

A quote often attributed to St. Augustine, the early Christian theologian, is: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” I feel blessed to be able to travel as much as I do—not because I’m a big fan of 10-hour flights or living out of a hotel room.<p>I feel blessed because …

Bitcoin

China's IT Ministry Backs New Blockchain Research Lab

Regardless of its recent crackdown on bitcoin exchanges and initial coin offerings (ICOs), China's government still appears committed to the …

Bitcoin