Bitcoin

Why Blockchain Needs ‘Proof of Authority’ Instead of ‘Proof of Stake’

The cryptocurrency world is maturing and the debate over the right long-term consensus protocol is intensifying. The outcome of this debate will …

Blockchain

Silicon Valley Murder Mystery: How Drugs and Paranoia Doomed Silk Road

Silk Road once reigned as the Internet’s premier destination for drug deals and even more illicit fare. But as the Web site became a billion-dollar enterprise, its creator, Ross Ulbricht, went from idealistic to dangerous. An adaptation from Nick Bilton’s new book shows how the empire collapsed.<p>I. …

Silicon Valley

6 Important Ethereum Co-founders to Keep an eye on

<b>The Ethereum ecosystem has gotten a lot of attention over the past few years. Not only did the project raise a lot of funding before it was</b> …

Russia opens the door to cryptocurrencies

The benefits of blockchain are attractive to Russia’s financial system, writes Antonia Colibasanu.<p><i>Antonia Colibasanu works for Geopolitical Futures,</i> …

FinTech

Hackers steal '$5m worth' of Bitcoin from cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea

Yapizon, a little-known cryptocurrency exchange, has reportedly been hacked.<p>A little-known cryptocurrency exchange based in South Korea has confirmed …

Cryptocurrency

Charlie Shrem Joins Bitcoin Unlimited Skeptics, Calls It ‘Glorified Polling’

Charlie Shrem.<p>Charlie Shrem, a longtime bitcoin supporter, has joined the cadre of Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) skeptics, calling it “glorified polling” in …

More than 75 banks are now on Ripple's blockchain network

The concept of a blockchain originated in 2009 with the digital currency bitcoin, but now many banks and financial institutions are interested in …

FinTech

Segwit on Testnet Supports 1.7 MB Blocks With 8800+ Transactions

Bitcoin Core’s scaling solution Segregated Witness (Segwit) will likely support 1.7 MB bitcoin blocks when activated, testnet experiments have …

Ripple Touts Blockchain Standards Push As 10 New Banks Join Network

Ripple is adding 10 new banks and financial services providers to what it's now calling its "blockchain network".<p>Founded in 2012, Ripple has raised …

Blockchain

China's Tencent Forms Blockchain Platform, TrustSQL

If you have never heard of Tencent Holdings Limited, one of the top companies around the world in terms of market capitalization, you soon will. …

Blockchain

Swift starts testing viability of blockchain for international interbank financial transactions

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) <b>has announced</b> that it is developing a proof of concept (PoC) application in …

Blockchain

Litecoin China Roundtable and UASF

In the last few days, a self appointed group calling themselves the “Litecoin Global Roundtable” (consisting almost exclusively of miners, and …

Cryptocurrency

UniMelbourne to create credential blockchain

<b>Small step, giant leap: University of Melbourne to pilot block chain based micro-credentialing</b><p>Enrolment study shows demand driven funding working well<p>…

Former Coinbase Engineer Launches Ethereum Search Engine

A former software engineer for cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has launched a new search engine for ethereum, the second largest blockchain …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Exchange Poloniex Set to Delist 17 Altcoins

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex recently announced that it will be delisting 17 altcoins, effective May 2, which saw the price of the coins drop …

Cryptocurrency

Crunch time for bitcoin as it faces last chance to go mainstream

Log in or create a free account<p>Connect with:<p>Create an account for free access to:<p>A selection of articles hand-picked by the editors available only to …

Overstock's Medici and Ripio to Bring Bitcoin Financial Services to Emerging Markets - Bitcoin News

<b>Overstock’s blockchain technology arm, Medici Ventures, has partnered with Bitcoin consumer financial services platform Ripio to democratize access</b> …

FinTech

Is This Tiny European Nation a Preview of Our Tech Future?

On a Spring afternoon, I’m gazing out the window of an ­office building on the outskirts of Estonia’s capital, ­Tallinn, watching people stroll …

Blockchain

Old paper £5 notes cease to be legal tender on Friday

Still got a paper £5 note in your purse or wallet?<p>Well, you only have until Friday, May 5, to spend it before it ceases to become legal tender and …

Banking

Americans Skeptical of Bitcoin, Asia Surpasses US, Europe in Fintech Investments

Finder.com has recently conducted a study to examine the current trends in the international money transfer space. Olivia Chow, the company’s Lead …

Cryptocurrency

ADFS Authentication with Exchange troubleshooting

A while ago, I posted an article about the configuration of Exchange to use ADFS Authentication. Here an update what to do if you see the following …

PHP

Antbleed: Massive Bitcoin backdoor could knock out 'at least half' of global hashing power

The easily-accessible security flaw affects cyrptocurrency-mining equipment from Bitmain.<p>A major security flaw affecting Bitcoin mining equipment …

Cryptocurrency

Mine wars: The struggle for coal miners' health care and pension benefits comes to a head

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump repeatedly expressed his support for coal miners and their communities. Voters in the …

Cryptocurrency

Spotify Acquires Blockchain Startup Mediachain

In what is the highest-profile purchase of an industry firm so far in 2017, music streaming giant Spotify has acquired blockchain startup Mediachain …

Startups

Ripple vs. Swift rivalry heats up; banking may be ultimate winner

The global messaging network Swift and its fintech challenger, Ripple, have been vying for bankers’ hearts and minds for more than a year. Whoever …

Blockchain

Bitcoin Price Over $10,000 by 2021 If It Manages to Hold Market Share: Voorhees Prediction

Going by the prediction of the CEO of ShapeShift that the market capitalization of global cryptocurrency market may grow by ten times in the next …

Cryptocurrency

7 United Nations Agencies Are Now Investigating Blockchain Applications

The UN is seeking outside input for a previously undisclosed, multi-agency effort focused on applications of blockchain tech.<p>CoinDesk exclusively …

Blockchain

Blockchain Lets This Startup Trade Gold That's Still in the Ground

During the past year, a number of blockchain projects have focused on trading bullion, but what about gold that's still in the ground?<p>That seemingly …

Blockchain

Bitcoin Price Sets New Single Exchange All-Time High

The price of bitcoin hit an all-time high on Bitfinex amid increasing concerns about the state of the market and its infrastructure.Source

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin marches towards all-time high as SEC gives potential second shot to Winklevoss ETF

Bitcoin has risen around 2 percent in the past day, pushing towards its all-time high on renewed hope that U.S. regulators could approve a key …

Cryptocurrency