Blockchain Basics

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

Mobility-Branche trifft sich zum ersten gemeinsamen Blockchain-Hackathon

<b>Datarella GmbH</b> [Newsroom]<br>München (ots) - Blockchain Solution Provider Datarella und Deep Tech Investor Vito Ventures laden ein zu "Compete & …

Wirtschaft

Why Institutional Money Is Coming and What This Means for Bitcoin

<b>Institutional money is coming. At least that’s been the refrain from desperate cryptocurrency traders for the past six months, praying for an influx</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain

Even if blockchain fatigue may have set in among bankers, there's at least one use case they're still clearly excited about: trade finance.<p>At least, …

Chamber of Commerce

Altering The Apparel Industry: How The Blockchain Is Changing Fashion

In the past, a lack of transparency in a company’s supply chain could be seen as a competitive advantage. Businesses wanted to keep insight into their suppliers and manufacturers as opaque as possible.<p>If no one knew where supplies were coming from, no one could build identical apparel. And this …

Clothing

The Ethereum-blockchain size has exceeded 1TB, and yes, it’s an issue

(TL;DR: It has nothing to do with storage space limits)<p>This is an <i>in</i>direct response to the following article by Afri Schoedon, a developer for the …

Blockchain

Australia, New Zealand Central Banks Don’t Plan to Issue Own Cryptos

Bitcoin is “fascinating” but “inefficient,” Australia’s central bank has claimed as both it and neighboring New Zealand take a hands-off approach to …

Central Banks

CROWDSTART CAPITAL

<b>The DAHO.AM Pure Tech Conference (on July 24th) will use our new XSC-Wallet as the official payment method during the conference! The wallet will be</b> …

Blockchain

EY Launches Blockchain Content Rights Platform in Partnership with Microsoft

Global leader in advisory services, EY, in partnership with Microsoft announced a blockchain based solution which facilitates content rights and …

Blockchain

Wall Street’s Entry into Crypto Sector will Bring in Trillions: Cardano Co-founder

Charles Hoskinson, co-founder of Cardano and former CEO and co-founder of Ethereum, wrote on Twitter that Wall Street will bring “tens of trillions …

Cryptocurrency

R3 Goes For Broke: New Financial Documents Show Rocky Road Toward Blockchain Profitability

It’s easy to hate on R3. The blockchain startup founded in 2013 to reimagine the way banks connect has raised a total of $122 million venture capital, with over 200 members.<p>Contrary to some of the crypto-anarchist visions of overthrowing traditional financial institutions using technology similar …

Profit

Inside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal

One day in the spring of 2010, Kathleen McCaffrey, a sophomore at New York University, received an invitation from a stranger named Arthur Breitman. …

Cryptocurrency

A Play About Refugee Camps Is Coming. With Refugees in the Cast.

As debates about the treatment of migrant families rage in the United States, a play coming to New York hopes to illuminate the plight of refugees across the Atlantic.<p>“The Jungle,” a play by two men who spent time in a camp in Northern France with refugees from Africa and the Middle East, will …

Trump Administration

UBS CEO: Blockchain Is 'Almost a Must' for Business

The CEO of Swiss financial services giant UBS Group AG endorsed blockchain technology in an interview, suggesting that it is "almost a must" for …

Financial Services

Central Banks Will Jump-Start the Decentralization of Money

<i>Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative.</i><p><i>The</i> …

Bitcoin

Here’s how much it costs to launch a 51% attack on PoW cryptocurrencies

Repeated 51 percent attacks on proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrencies have triggered a critical dialogue about the security of blockchain networks. Last week, a researcher showed that a cryptocurrency worth $2 billion can be hacked profitably with as little as $1.5 million. One cryptocurrency …

Quebec’s electricity deal with cryptocurrency miners makes sense

Earlier today, Le Journal de Montreal reported that the Quebecois government will lift its ban on the sale of electricity to cryptocurrency miners, which has been in place since March, 2018.<p>Instead, Quebec is looking for a more measured relationship with the mining companies that have fled to …

Survey: Three out of Ten Germans Are Considering Crypto Investing

Despite high price volatility, many German citizens are interested in investing in cryptocurrencies.Twenty nine percent of Germans are interested in …

No Disney, No PayPal? SEC Charges ICO Founder Over False Statements

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a company and its president with securities fraud in connection with their efforts to …

Chinese internet security firm finds major vulnerabilities in EOS

Security researchers are finding loopholes in the security of cryptocurrencies and blockchains one after another. The latest in the series is the blockchain and smart contracts platform EOS.<p>Qihoo 360, a Chinese internet security company, has discovered a series of high-risk vulnerabilities in the …

12 Graphs That Show Just How Early The Cryptocurrency Market Is

From the time the first website was published in 1991 until today, the internet has profoundly reshaped humanity.<p>Comparisons between cryptocurrencies …

India considers taxing cryptocurrencies instead of banning them

It appears that the government of India is not banning cryptocurrencies, instead contemplating taxing them.<p>The government is considering a proposal to lay an 18-percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the trading of the cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg reports.<p>The proposal is currently being evaluated …

Former JPMorgan head of blockchain announces new start-up

Former head of J.P. Morgan's blockchain arm Amber Baldet has finally announced her next move. The former bank executive started a new blockchain …

The RAAY Operating System As The New Protocol For Banking

<b>From the early days of capitalism, when from 1633 the Hollandische Mercurius referred to capitalists as the owners of capital, on to David Ricardo</b> …

Britain's Take On Robinhood Is Crowdfunding $1.3m To Bring No-Fee Trading To Europe

Free stock trading app Robinhood has raced to become one of the most valuable fintech startups in America, last week quadrupling its valuation to $5.6 billion.<p>It’s starting a shareholding revolution by helping a new generation of 4 million young investors buy shares in companies like Apple, Tesla …

Crowd Funding

Bitcoin Mining to Use 0.5% of World’s Energy by End of 2018, Peer-Reviewed Research Shows

Economist Alex de Vries calculates the amount of energy used by specific Bitcoin miners in their lifetime, concluding that their energy use is a “big …

Despite India’s crackdown, new cryptocurrency exchanges are still coming

India’s central bank has virtually pulled the plug on the country’s cryptocurrency ecosystem by forbidding banks from having any business relationships with exchanges.<p>This should have been something of death knell for the industry, and the bourses were expected to shut shop. Instead, more …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is steroids for fintech startups that big banks are afraid to touch

Making money by trading bitcoin, whose price has fallen by about 40% this year, has been difficult lately. But startups that provide services supporting crypto markets are faring much better. Companies like Revolut, a payment app, and Robinhood, a mobile broker, scored legions of new customers …

Cryptocurrency