Blockchain

Blockchain raises $40 million from Lakestar and Google's venture arm

LONDON — Bitcoin and blockchain technology company Blockchain has raised $40 million (£31.5 million) in its second round of institutional funding.<p>European venture capital fund Lakestar and GV, Google's venture capital arm, both led the round. Nokota Management and Digital Currency Group also took …

Startups

Alphabet Leads London-Based Blockchain’s $40 Million Funding Round

London-based startup Blockchain has raised $40 million in a fresh round of funding as the software company rides a wave of enthusiasm for digital …

Bitcoin

Starting With Blockchain Chaincode Using Golang

Chaincode, or a smart contract, is a fragment of code written in supported languages like Java or Go that is deployed onto a network of HyperLedger …

DevOps

What's Blockchain? HSBC Survey Finds 59% of Consumers Don't Know

A recent survey suggests that ordinary consumers are still largely in the dark about blockchain.<p>According to the survey, published in May by UK-based …

Bitcoin

Google Ventures Invests In Bitcoin Startup Blockchain | International Business Times

A bitcoin startup called Blockchain just raised $40 million from Google Ventures, billionaire Richard Branson and venture capital firms like …

Cryptocurrency

Can blockchain alleviate world poverty?

Can blockchain curb poverty? It’s a bold, yet legitimate question some have tried to answer. I’m next in line.<p>Guaranteeing property …

Bitcoin

ITU thinks Blockchain and pals need interoperability

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has decided the time is ripe to start talking about what standards might be developed for …

Bitcoin

New Ethereum-Based Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange Aims to Improve Security and Transparency

Hong Kong’s Open ANX Foundation has unveiled openANX, a project aimed at building a new decentralized cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform …

Bitcoin

How using Blockchain for student certificates slashes admin costs

Once upon a time, showing up for a job interview empty-handed would have caused quite a number of raised eyebrows. But one day, it may become the …

Education

Spectator Events: 5 ideas to change the world

How best to challenge the status quo? A week after an election result that surprised just about everyone, today’s best free thinkers descended on Church House, Westminster, to put forward their ideas to change the world.<p>As Jo Coburn took a night off from BBC politics to chair Spectator Event’s ‘5 …

NHS England

Blockchain announces record-setting Series B

This fundraising round represents the most substantial investment in the fintech space since Brexit and is the largest Series B raised by any digital …

Banking

Bitcoin tech startup Blockchain raises $40M Series B from Lakestar and GV

Startups

Startup Profile: Plex.ai Aims to Shake Up Auto Insurance With AI and the Blockchain

<b>If Internet-connected cars,</b> the blockchain, and machine learning are each going to change the world in its own unique way, what happens when all …

Car Insurance

Blockchain Raised $40M in New Funding, CEO Says

Peter Smith, chief executive officer and co-founder at Blockchain, discusses his latest round of fund raising, volatility in cryptocurrencies and how …

Business

Blockchain-Based Lottery TrueFlip Starts Crowdsale Campaign Soon

Blockchain-based lottery TrueFlip has scheduled the start of its crowdsale for June 28th. The company is planning to issue the total amount of …

Bitcoin

New cryptocurrencies offering more than just a way to pay for things online

OTTAWA — The success of bitcoin has spurred the launch of hundreds of copycat digital payment systems looking to cash in on the popularity of the …

Bitcoin

From Yelp reviews to mango shipments: IBM's CEO on how blockchain will change the world

IBM has received more patents than any other company for the past 24 years. First it was cloud computing, then artificial intelligence. Now, the software giant wants to stay on top for a 25th year with blockchain.<p>CEO Ginni Rometty, who also sits on President Trump's American Technology Council, …

Business

Blockchain's Brave New World: Initial Coin Offerings

Blockchain companies continue pushing the envelope. Their latest innovation: redefining how to raise capital.<p>Initial coin offerings (ICOs) were once within the sole purview of a small and cultish number of technology supporters. Now, they are fast becoming a magnet for frontier venture capital …

Bitcoin

How The Blockchain Could Usher In A Future Of Shared Mobility

Cars sit idle most of the time, but the decentralized ledger system might be the key to letting people safely and easily monetize their vehicles while they’re not using them.<p>Turo is a peer-to-peer car rental marketplace that currently lists about 150,000 vehicles. The way it works is simple. As a …

Bitcoin

Israeli blockchain companies that shoot for the stars

Blockchain, the technology underlying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is one of the newest games in town and Israeli startups are trying hard to …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Looks a Lot Like an Early Amazon

You might as well get used to the Bitcoin headlines. They aren’t going away. And that’s because cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin aren’t going away. If …

Bitcoin

Are Your Chats Really Private? Reasons to Switch to Blockchain-Based Messenger

To not read other people’s mail is a basic courtesy and, of course, good manners. It is also the right thing to do and we teach it to young children …

Encryption

Blockchain technology could be the key to better targeted advertising

Blockchain is a technology set to be worth billions to the global economy. In just commerce, it is estimated that the full introduction of blockchain …

Bitcoin

Startups See Service Outages Amid Ethereum Blockchain Backlog

The ethereum blockchain is beginning to show signs it's being impacted by a new influx of users.<p>Amid a surge in mainstream media interest, not to …

Bitcoin

Everything you need to know about initial coin offerings

A tech company you’ve never heard of raised more than $150 million last week—in just three hours.<p>It was yet another initial coin offering (ICO), a …

Bitcoin

EY Launches Blockchain Innovation Center In New York

Multinational professional services firm EY has announced the launching of its New York-based Financial Services Innovation Center. According to the …

Innovation

Don't Follow Bonds Blindly - Cramer's Mad Money (6/20/17)

"IBM is re-inventing itself" - CEO Ginni Rometty.<p>Decimal theory signals that Dow is due for a pullback.<p>The energy group is under pressure right</b> …

Stocks

Live from TechCrunch – Blockchain opportunities for hungry entrepreneurs

With a series of recent blockchain initiatives – from joining one of the world’s biggest blockchain initiatives Hyperledger Project, to launching …

Bitcoin

Comcast is Developing a Blockchain Video Advertising Platform

The rise of video streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu has forced video providers to rethink the traditional advertising model. Now, …

Advertising

Technology To The Rescue: Blockchain Method Can Tidy Up Property Title Transactions

Block-chain land records - a modern solution to a very old problem.

Bitcoin