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BotChain wants to put bot-to-bot communication on the blockchain

Increasingly we are going to be having bots conducting business on a company’s behalf. As that happens, it is going to require a trust mechanism to ensure that bot-to-bot communication is legitimate. BotChain, a new startup out of Boston wants to be the blockchain for registering bots.<p>The new …

The future of retail: How IoT is transforming the retail industry

Over the past 20 years, the traditional retail landscape has dramatically changed, providing companies with innovative opportunities to collect and …

3 Ways Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype

<i>Balaji S. Srinivasan is the CTO of Coinbase, a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and a member of CoinDesk's advisory board.</i><p><i>The following article</i> …

Blockchain

Nasdaq open to cryptocurrency exchange in future, says CEO | Reuters

(Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) is open to launching a cryptocurrency exchange in the future as the regulatory environment evolves, the head of the exchange operator said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: The Nasdaq logo is displayed at the Nasdaq Market site in New York September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan …

Lightning Network’s total network capacity crosses $150k

Lightning Network — touted as the solution to Bitcoin’s scalability problem — seems to be growing leaps and bound in spite of still being in a nascent stage.<p>Statistics show that the total number of active nodes on Lightning Network have crossed 2,000, with 5,801 open channels on the main network, …

What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery

It took two economists one three-course meal and two bottles of wine to calculate the fair value of one Bitcoin: $200.<p>It took an extra day for them …

How Blockchain Can Improve the Democratic Process and Enable a Liquid Democracy

With the authoritarian model gaining strength in the world and President Xi Jinping of China consolidating his power and changing the rules to …

Buterin Presents Blockchain Scaling Solution That Could Make Exchanges ‘Hack Resistant’

Vitalik Buterin has revealed a new Blockchain scaling solution, Plasma Cash, at the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris.Vitalik Buterin, …

We Need To Shut Bitcoin And All Other Cryptocurrencies Down. Here's Why.

Last week I wrote an article on illicit cryptomining – how hackers are sneaking cryptocurrency transaction processing software onto corporate networks, personal computers, and other devices. I attempted to raise the alarm, calling this threat the most dangerous of 2018.<p>I didn’t go far enough.<p>Upon …

Bitcoin

Ripple Develops Blockchain Payments App With 61 Japanese Banks

Ripple, the U.S. digital payments company, is working with 61 Japanese banks on an application that will enable customers to settle cash transfers …

Blockchain startups are forgoing ICOs to give away free coins in 'airdrops'

Token ​airdrops, which​ ​is​ ​basically​ ​when​ ​a​ ​blockchain project ​decides​ ​to​ ​distribute​ ​free​ ​tokens ​to​ ​the​ ​community, aren’t a new phenomenon in the crypto world. Airdrops became increasingly popular throughout 2017, primarily due to ICO fatigue and increased regulatory …

Cryptocurrency

Big Data Offers Remarkable Valuation Tools for Cryptocurrency Speculators

Bitcoin Investors Need to use Big Data Analysis.In the last few months, more people have talked about bitcoin than ever before. Even as the market …

Unconfirmed: Circle In Talks To Acquire Crypto Exchange Poloniex

According to an exclusive report on Blockchain technology blog Modern Consensus, Circle, a multi-currency money-sending app, is reportedly in the …

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay

Major businesses and even governments are adopting alternative applications of the cryptocurrency technology.<p>Since the end of last year, people have been left dumbfounded by the meteoric rise in the value of bitcoin, the father of all cryptocurrencies. The digital currency started off in 2017 with …

Blockchain

Bitcoin credit card bans introduced by JP Morgan, Bank of America and Citigroup

US banks are queueing up to stop customers from buying bitcoin using credit cards, as wild price swings continue on the biggest cryptocurrency.<p>JP …

The Indian government has left everyone more confused about cryptocurrencies

India’s cryptocurrency ecosystem is dazed and confused.<p>Presenting the budget on Feb. 01, finance minister Arun Jaitley didn’t mince words on virtual currencies. “The government does not recognise cryptocurrency as legal tender or coin and will take all measures to eliminate the use of these …

Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, P.R. — They call what they are building Puertopia. But then someone told them, apparently in all seriousness, that it translates to “eternal boy playground” in Latin. So they are changing the name: They will call it Sol.<p>Dozens of entrepreneurs, made newly wealthy by blockchain and …

Puerto Rico

Big Investors Coming: A New Decentralized Exchange Makes Plans to Lure Them All

The Legolas project, founded in France in 2017, is going to launch an innovative cryptocurrency and fiat exchange in Q3 2018. Despite its relatively …

MEPs and markets split over Mifid II data rules

There is confusion about whether regtechs should have to pay for trade data under the EU's revised regulatory framework<p>Two MEPs who helped craft the …

Bitcoin Transaction Fees Are Pretty Low Right Now: Here's Why

The relatively high transaction fees on the Bitcoin network were a major topic of conversation last year, but these fees have been plummeting so far …

Top RegTech Conferences in 2018

With increasing demand and pressure from fintech and banking customers, regulators, shareholders, competitors, and fraud and risk management teams, …

Semantic Search & SEO: How This Google Update Affects Your Ranking [Infographic]

Have you heard of a Google algorithm update called Semantic Search? Want to know how it affects your SEO and ranking on Google?Digital Marketing …

Bitcoin Cash Supporters Prepare for the Network's Next Six Months - Bitcoin News

News<p><b>It’s been six months since the inception of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, and the decentralized currency’s infrastructure continues to grow.</b> …

The Role of Big Data in IoT

IoT (the Internet of Things) refers to the automated intelligent control and command of connected devices over vast regions via sensors and other …

Four Years of Token Sales, Visualized in One Graphic

Token sales, Jan 2014-Nov 2017 (interactive version)<p><i>Interactive version</i> / <i>Youtube</i><p><i>This graphic shows every token sale that successfully raised at least</i> …

Decentralization vs Scale: Crypto's Growing Struggle

You can't have your cake and eat it too, the old saying goes. In the cryptocurrency space, the big question is whether you can have decentralization …

The Periodic Table of Blockchain

<i>Dr. Pavel Kravchenko holds a PhD in technical sciences and is the founder of Distributed Lab.</i><p>For many years, people used to believe that the Earth …

How to Get Around the 8GB Limit on Root Volumes in AWS

On AWS, when an EC2 instance is first launched, its root volume size is determined by the AMI’s backing snapshot. For example, an Amazon Linux AMI …

Big Data and Privacy: The Consumer Paradox

Each minute Google records 3.8 million different queries on its search engine, and Facebook as many "likes".<br>For twenty years, new information …