Blockchain Basics

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

Data Suggests 500,000 New Bitcoin Users A Day: Chris Burniske

Bloomberg Markets AM with Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz.<p>GUEST: Chris Burniske, Partner at Placeholder and Advisor to ARK Investment Management, on …

Cryptocurrency

Starbucks' Wi-Fi Found Using People's Laptops to Mine Monero

Earlier this year CCN reported on The Pirate Bay’s efforts to use visitor CPU to mine Monero in order to monetize its traffic and replace the ads on …

Wi-Fi

Adoption of Bitcoin Picking Up Speed in Venezuela, Called “Lifesaving” Currency

Bitcoin is now becoming a constant part of many Venezuelans’ everyday life.<p>Whether they’re buying food, plane tickets, or even paying employees, …

Venezuela

Corporate Blockchain Brain Drain Is About More Than Money

<i>Sandra Ro is managing partner and COO at startup UWINCorp</i> <i>and a former head of digitization for U.S. derivatives giant CME Group, where she</i> …

Bitcoin

Ethereum, Ripple And Litecoin Have Arrived on Bloomberg Terminals

Financial data firm Bloomberg has added three new cryptocurrencies – ethereum (ether), Ripple (XRP) and litecoin – alongside bitcoin on its Terminal …

Cryptocurrency

Malaysia's Central Bank Releases Draft Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Malaysia's central bank has published new draft regulations for cryptocurrencies that operate in the country.<p>On Thursday, Bank Negara Malaysia …

Bitcoin

UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry

The world is run by trade. Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually (2015 data). As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase as we become more dependent on the international supply chain for our goods and services.<p>The …

Bitcoin

Japan's GMO Internet Group Will Pay Thousands of Workers in Bitcoin

Blockchain development companies and the cryptocurrency press have been paying their workers in cryptocurrencies for years, but one realizes that the …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin beyond the basics: How the $250 billion network really works | Ars Technica

Ars goes deep on the breakthrough online payment network.<p>The soaring price of bitcoin—the virtual currency is now worth more than $250 billion—has …

Bitcoin

Denmark considers blockchain a new weapon in the fight for human rights

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has highlighted the potential for cryptocurrency to be used to transfer aid in a way less susceptible to …

Bitcoin

A Cryptocurrency without a Blockchain Has Been Built to Outperform Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency on a hot streak—plenty of alternative currencies have enjoyed rallies alongside the Epic Bitcoin Bull Run of …

Bitcoin

Netanyahu: Banks Will Disappear, Possibly Due To Bitcoin

Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, has claimed that the recent spikes in bitcoin’s price are related to the fact that banks will …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Bitcoin: The Big Short Is Coming

Bitcoin's price has exploded in recent weeks, and with the most recent ramp up certain warning signs are beginning to emerge.<p>As the price in Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

Why We're All Ignoring the Experts Who Are Trying to Warn Us About Bitcoin

The saddest thing is, we've had plenty of bubbles before now to warn us.<p>Normally, when people like Warren Buffet and Alan Greenspan say to stay away from an investment, others, at the very least, will approach that investment with additional caution. But with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, the usual …

Bitcoin

4 Blockchain Contenders in Competition with Ethereum | Investopedia

The advent of Ethereum created a new paradigm in a still-young blockchain industry and shifted its focus away from cryptocurrencies as financial …

Bitcoin

FCA publishes Feedback Statement on Distributed Ledger Technology

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published feedback on its Discussion Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).<p>^ST - This is a …

Bitcoin

How Will Blockchain Change the Way We Trade Online?

<b>When people ask whether or not the Blockchain will change the ways in which we trade online, they’re grossly underestimating the influence of this</b> …

Bitcoin

Two Token Model – A Cryptoeconomic Approach For High-yield, Yet Stable Transaction Networks

<b>On December 6, 2017, game company and distributor Valve announced that its gaming platform Steam is no longer accepting Bitcoin as a payment method.</b> …

Bitcoin

EBay ‘Seriously Considering’ Adding Bitcoin Payments

EBay, one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms, is considering making the leap into cryptocurrency payments, according to a high-ranking …

Cryptocurrency

How should Europe react to the new boom in cryptocurrency?

How should Europe react to the new boom in cryptocurrency?<br>https://bitcoingarden.org/europe-react-new-boom-cryptocurrency/<p><i>On Thursday, members of the</i> …

Bitcoin

Abkhazia: Counting on a Cryptocurrency

Breakaway Abkhazia plans to launch its own cryptocurrency in a bid to avoid potential sanctions and attract international investment, according to …

Bitcoin

Blockchain Startup LO3 Partners With Power Exchange

Blockchain startup LO3 Energy has scored a partnership with the European Power Exchange, known as EPEX SPOT, to link local electric microgrids to …

Bitcoin

Two Token Model TTM – A Cryptoeconomic Approach For (ICOing) High-yield, Stable Decentralized Networks

<b>On December 6, 2017, game company and distributor Valve announced that its gaming platform Steam is no longer accepting Bitcoin as a payment method.</b> …

Bitcoin

Understanding Futures: A Primer for Bitcoiners

<i>Lanre Sarumi is the CEO of Level Trading Field, an interactive online platform for professionals in the finance industry.</i><p><i>"Study the past if you would</i> …

Bitcoin

The dollar’s days as the world’s most important currency are numbered

For at least 70 years, the US dollar has been the world’s dominant currency. Central banks around the world hold a large portion of their reserves in the US currency, while private companies use it for international transactions. The trade in US Treasury bonds is the world’s deepest, most liquid …

Economics

10 Incredible Uses for Cryptocurrency and Blockchain You Probably Haven't Thought of

Cryptocurrency to battle election fraud? De-corrupt charities? Make the world greener? Who knew?<p>Now, more than ever before is a time to be thinking about cryptocurrencies. Over the past few years, cryptocurrency has grown exponentially because of its attractiveness to people looking to use this …

Cryptocurrency

Pantera Invests $3 Million in Sharing Economy Token Origin

It can be said the sharing economy brought the internet into the real world, helping it move real items rather than just information.<p>On today's web, …

Bitcoin

Blockchain beefs up security against food fraud | Cosmos

Ever wonder exactly where that delicious steak on your plate came from? Well, now you can find out —thanks to a new food research project called …

Australian Universities

An unofficial version of the MyEtherWallet app is #3 on Apple’s App Store

Misleading at best, or a scam at worst<p>An unofficial app for the popular MyEtherWallet.com service is being sold for $4.99 in Apple’s iOS App Store, as spotted by <i>TechCrunch</i>. The week-old MyEtherWallet digital wallet app, which is misleadingly named at best, or a scam at worst, rose to the third most …

App Store