BLOCKCHAIN EMBASSY

By Mark Smalley | http://bce.asia

Cryptovest Exclusive: Q&A With Reuben Yap, COO, Zcoin

Cryptovest Exclusive: Q&A With Reuben Yap, COO, Zcoin<p>On the second day of the Blockshow Europe 2018 conference, we had the pleasure of meeting up …

Bitcoin

Meet Bestmixer, the Bitcoin Tumbler Trying to Outwit Chainalysis

<b>Bitcoin tumbling service Bestmixer has added a slew of new features designed to enhance anonymity. A triple-tier service provides varying levels of</b> …

Bitcoin

$65 Million: Blockchain Assets Platform Paxos Raises Series B Funding

Blockchain startup Paxos has closed a $65 million Series B funding round led by existing investors including Liberty City Ventures, RRE Ventures and …

Cryptography

Forex Firm CLS Invests $5 Million in Enterprise Blockchain Startup R3

CLS, a U.S.-based forex settlement provider, has made a $5 million investment in enterprise blockchain startup R3.<p>According to a press release, the …

Blockchain

An Upcoming Cryptocurrency Is Trialling a Trio of Bitcoin Tech Advances

"[I'm] very much waiting for you guys to finish in a sea of shitcoins."<p>With that, pseudonymous forum user 'Monkeyyy' just might have summed up the …

Bitcoin

Niall Ferguson Tells Bank of England Bitcoin Is Financial System of the Future

<b>Central bankers are being warned by researchers that the crypto revolution will overtake the system they are in-charge of preserving. Recently,</b> …

Bank of England

Spring Labs Raises $15 Million to Build Credit Data Blockchain

Spring Labs, a blockchain startup that aims to decentralize the data-sharing process in the credit industry, has raised $14. 75 million in a seed …

The Best Universities to Study Blockchain Technology

One of the fastest rising industry is blockchain technology as it promises to reduce costs and increase efficiency, while potentially disrupting an …

What Do These New Thai Cryptocurrency Regulations Mean?

Thailand are the next country to roll out a new round of cryptocurrency regulations. Whilst Europe and the United States seem to be taking an awfully …

Cryptocurrency

Why Malta is Surging to Become a 'Blockchain Island'

The DELTA Summit will be held in October.<p>Malta is surging ahead to forge a reputation as a blockchain nation. This month, the island nation of around …

Blockchain

The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion of Bitcoin in Bunkers

Behind the guards, the blast doors and down corridors of reinforced concrete, sit the encrypted computer servers -- connected to nothing -- that hold …

Walmart Wants to Store Payment Data On a Blockchain

Newly published patent filings from retail giant Walmart hint at a plan to store payments data using blockchain tech.<p>The two applications - published …

Bolivar to Bitcoin Market Hits Record $1 Million Per Day

The Venezuelan bolivar to bitcoin market reached a record on Tuesday, as the dollar-starved nation increasingly seeks the digital token in exchange …

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

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> …

Coinbase buys Earn.com and makes CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO

Coinbase, the prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its most significant piece of M&A to date after it agreed to buy Earn.com, the U.S. startup that uses the blockchain for its paid-email service, in a deal worth more than $120 million. In addition, Coinbase has appointed Earn.com …

Ford Patent Envisions Car-to-Car Crypto Transactions

A new patent awarded to Ford suggests the U.S. automaker is considering the use of cryptocurrency to let cars on the road communicate with each other …

Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself.<p>But it’s there, hidden away, …

Bitcoin

Inside the Jordan refugee camp that runs on blockchain - MIT Technology Review

A few times a month, Bassam pushes a shopping cart through the aisles of a grocery store stocked with bags of rice, a small selection of fresh …

Blockchain

Ripple Invests $25 Million of XRP in Blockchain Capital Fund

Ripple has invested $25 million worth of its XRP token in Blockchain Capital's Parallel IV venture fund, the startup announced on Wednesday.<p>The …

Coinbase Acquires Ethereum Wallet Startup Cipher Browser

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acquired mobile ethereum wallet Cipher Browser, the companies announced on Friday.<p>Cipher Browser, which also …

YouTube and Facebook Are Losing Creators to Blockchain-Powered Rivals

Peter “Furious Pete” Czerwinski has close to 5 million YouTube followers, but they can’t see most of his new videos there. To get 46 of the 71 …

22 European Nations Come Together with Blockchain Partnership

On April 10, 2018, 22 European countries joined forces to cooperate on blockchain regulation and education.<br>The European Blockchain Partnership “will …

How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

Wind Power

Chainalysis Raises $16Mn – Plans to Monitor Multiple Blockchains

<b>The blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis has announced it has raised $16 million USD in a Series A funding round from the firm Benchmark.</b> …

Australia Seeks Public Input on Crypto Tax Guidelines

Australia's government wants to hear from the public about its tax treatment of cryptocurrencies.<p>The Australian Tax Office (ATO) said Monday that it …

Second Life Creator: High Fidelity’s HFC Is a Social Cryptocurrency for VR

In December 2017, High Fidelity announced the launch of Avatar Island, a Virtual Reality (VR) space where High Fidelity users can purchase items for …

Vitalik Wants You to Pay to Slow Ethereum's Growth

Could adding a new fee help preserve ethereum in the long term?<p>It's a contentious statement in light of the debates ongoing across blockchains over …

A Nobel-winning economist is part of a team launching a low-volatility cryptocurrency

Last year, when the price of bitcoin rose 1,000%, you might have regretted not buying in. Now that it has fallen almost 40% so this year, perhaps you don’t have as many regrets. The murky trading and wrenching volatility of cryptocurrencies threaten their place as a fundamental plank of the future …