By Mark Smalley |

CryptoKitties to Become Its Own Company After $12 Million Funding Round

After raising $12 million in its first round of venture capital funding, CryptoKitties will break away from its creator, Canadian blockchain startup …


PlayTable tablet uses blockchain technology to enhance board games

Bored of normal board games? A San Francisco company has developed a tablet system to ride the resurgence in tabletop gaming<p>San Francisco-based company Blok.Party has developed a new way to play board games using blockchain technology: the PlayTable, a hybrid of video games console and table-sized …

San Francisco

Gibraltar Plans to Regulate ICO Tokens as Commercial Products

The government of Gibraltar has released a white paper detailing its plans for the regulation of tokens and token sales.


Bitcoin's Highly-Anticipated Lightning Network Goes Live As Startup Raises $2.5 Million

In a blog post published today, Lightning Labs announced the beta release of their highly-anticipated Lightning Network Daemon (LND), which is a developer-friendly software client used to access Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. The Lightning Network has long been viewed as a tremendous breakthrough in …


The International Monetary Fund Has a Dystopian Vision for the Blockchain

IMF head Christine Lagarde wants to “fight fire with fire” in order to regulate cryptocurrencies.<p>The International Monetary Fund is an ideological enemy to Bitcoin and decentralized virtual currencies in general. The Washington, DC-based organization centrally controls a global system of payments …


GE's Transport Arm Joins Blockchain Consortium

GE's transportation arm has become the latest member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

Enterprise Tech

The Decentralized Internet Is Here, With Some Glitches

I usually write in Google's online word processor Google Docs, even when noting the company's shortcomings. This article is different: it was drafted …


Coins and Tokens Aren’t the Same; Difference Between Cryptocurrency Coins and Tokens

Even though cryptocurrencies have boomed recently, few people understand the technicalities behind them. There are tons of different factors behind …


Bank Negara Malaysia Issues Cryptocurrency Regulation

Following the public consultation issued by Bank Negara Malaysia in December, the central bank has announced the official cryptocurrency regulation …


Oregon’s Cheap Hydropower Attracts a Swarm of Bitcoin Miners

<b>Over the past few months, quite a few bitcoin miners have been flocking to regions in North America in places such as Vancouver, and multiple states</b> …


Archos announces a cryptocurrency hardware wallet (yes, Archos)

Remember Archos? Yes, that Archos, the company that made portable multimedia players (PMPs) with below average touch screen ten years ago. The company is still around, selling cheap Android phones, cheap tablets, cheap drones and more.<p>And yet, for the first time in many years, I’m excited by an …

Digital Currency

Secretive Chinese bitcoin mining company may have made as much money as Nvidia last year

A secretive Chinese start-up called Bitmain that dominates the bitcoin "mining" industry likely made as much as chipmaker Nvidia did last year, …


Ledger is working on new native apps for its cryptocurrency hardware wallet

French startup Ledger is making some of the most secure cryptocurrency hardware wallets out there. But the company’s apps aren’t that great. That’s why the company announced that Ledger has been working on brand new native apps for all desktop and mobile platforms.<p>Right now, Ledger relies on Google …


Montana Scores $250 Million Bitcoin Mining Campus

<b>The Big Sky Country state of Montana keeps raking them in. For the second time this month, a mining operation is announcing its moving to the Butte</b> …


Blockchain is getting a hold of big oil

Big Oil is due for a disruption.<p>The world's most important industry has been carrying on without any significant changes in its day to day routine for far too long.<p>But now, the new tech on the block has its sights set on the multi-trillion-dollar oil and gas sector.<p>It's official: Blockchain …

North America

Philippines Banks to Use Visa's Blockchain Payments Platform

Five banks in the Philippines are teaming up to use Visa's blockchain-based payment system, according to a report.

Union Bank

Swiss Finance Regulator to Treat Some ICO Tokens As Securities

Switzerland's financial regulator has released new guidelines indicating it will treat some initial coin offerings (ICOs) as securities.


The Forbes Fintech 50 For 2018

While crypto hogs the headlines, technology is disrupting the $8.5 trillion (market cap) U.S. financial services industry in less flashy ways, changing how we invest, borrow and save; how big banks control risk; and how hedge funds analyze data and place their bets. Worldwide, $27.4 billion poured …

Hedge Funds

BLOCKCHAIN MASTERCLASS 2.0, 14th & 15th March 2018

The RFI Foundation has been established with the aim of bringing together various forms of responsible finance practices, encouraging consensus as …


IBM-Maersk Blockchain Project Adds Logistics Provider Agility

Agility will share and receive information about shipments through the blockchain in hopes of reducing the cost of administration and documentation.


CFTC to Establish Crypto and DLT Committees

The CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee created two subcommittees devoted to cryptocurrencies and blockchain in its meeting today.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Before you join the moral panic about bitcoin destroying our environment, remember that cash could be a whole lot worse

Perhaps fuelled by deep frustration at not having jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon a few years ago, I’ve come to realise that people love …


Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin Anonymous

<b>Bitcoin’s latest fork is just weeks away and this one’s a little different from the rest. Rather than simply tinkering with Segwit or adjusting block</b> …


Nvidia: Cryptocurrency mining boosted Q4 revenues

Nvidia chief financial officer Colette Kress acknowledged that cryptocurrency mining contributed to the solid sales of graphics processing units (GPUs) during the company’s fourth fiscal quarter, which ended January 31.<p>“[It is] difficult to quantify, but cryptocurrency accounted for a higher …


Blockchain to track Congo's cobalt from mine to mobile

LONDON (Reuters) - Blockchain is to be used for the first time to try to track cobalt's journey from artisanal mines in Democratic Republic of Congo through to products used in smartphones and electric cars.<p>(For a graphic on how blockchain works click<p>Sources close to a …

World Economic Forum

A Closer Look at the Future Digital Immutable Identities

With physical books quickly becoming antiquities, it’s quite quaint to consider that we still carry a small book of paper in our pocket that provides …


Bitcoin Won't Cause Lehman-Style Meltdown, Says MAS Fintech Chief

The fintech chief at the Monetary Authority of Singapore believes bitcoin won't cause a financial meltdown like the 2008 Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.



Robinhood, the stock-trading app popular with millennials, next month will add the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ether without commission fees, …


Blockchain and Bitcoin at Davos

Do world leaders and CEOs need to pay more attention to blockchain and cryptocurrencies?<p>Blockchain is a foundational technology that we see as having …

Tom Bossert