Undocumented Human Tour Embarks on Second Trip Around US

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 31. 01:00

Undocumented Human Tour Embarks on Second Trip Around US

Last year, Bitcoin.com reported on the the Undocumented Human Tour, talking to Alma Sommer and Brian Stith about how they are raising their child Neo without governance. Now, the family is traveling around the U.S. once again, using cryptocurrencies for the voyage and even partnering up with the Bitcoin.com bus. Also read: Bitcoin.com Bus Shunned by Las

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Onchain Scaling Conference: Are Hard Forks Really Necessary?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 30. 22:07

Onchain Scaling Conference: Are Hard Forks Really Necessary?

Today, the Encore Edition of the Onchain Scaling conference took place, discussing the many on-chain scalability solutions on the table for Bitcoin. Developer Jeff Garzik, Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer, and lawyer Andrew Hinkes discussed hard fork potentials and the legal aspects of managing the blockchain protocol on-chain. Also read: The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate Has Not

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Hyperledger Blockchain Project Adds 17 New Members

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 21:17

Hyperledger Blockchain Project Adds 17 New Members Samsung SDS, an IT affiliate of the South Korean electronics giant, is one of 17 new members to join the Hyperledger Project.

Bitcoin Is the Fuel We Need for the Industrial Internet of Things

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 30. 18:00

Bitcoin Is the Fuel We Need for the Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial giant G.E. has announced the new Internet revolution: The Industrial Internet of Things. G.E. promises the Industrial Internet will bring a new wave of digital products, which combines “Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, industrial Big Data analytics, technology, cyber security and automation.” The Industrial Internet, if successful, will expand the IoT astronomically. This, in turn, will

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US Health Department Selects 15 Blockchain Research Contest Winners

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 17:25

US Health Department Selects 15 Blockchain Research Contest Winners The US government's Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has announced the winners of a blockchain research paper contest.

Blockchain Startup Symbiont Adds Ex-Morgan Stanley Director

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 15:05

Blockchain Startup Symbiont Adds Ex-Morgan Stanley Director Former Morgan Stanley managing director Caitlin Long has joined blockchain startup Symbiont as president and chairman of the board.

IPC & Post-Quantum Will Fuse the Blockchain with the Cloud

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 30. 15:00

IPC & Post-Quantum Will Fuse the Blockchain with the Cloud

New Jersey-based IPC Systems has partnered with Post-Quantum Solutions to implement biometrics, encryption and blockchain technologies into its Connexus Cloud network. Also read: Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board IPC’s Cloud Will Use Blockchain for Advanced Security IPC currently specializes in trading turret products and multi-speaker communications devices. Recently the firm launched its

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'Settlement Coin' is All About Banks, Not Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 14:05

'Settlement Coin' is All About Banks, Not Blockchain The design of a high-profile project should give the public pause about how banks are seeking to apply blockchain, ex-banker Frances Coppola argues.

EU Parliament Rep Seeks €1 Million for Blockchain Research

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 13:45

EU Parliament Rep Seeks €1 Million for Blockchain Research A member of the European Parliament is proposing $1.1m be spent on a task force focused on studying digital currencies and blockchain.

EU Parliament Member Seeks €1 Million for Blockchain Research

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 13:45

EU Parliament Member Seeks €1 Million for Blockchain Research A member of the European Parliament is proposing $1.1m be spent on a task force focused on studying digital currencies and blockchain.

Blockchain’s Thunder Network Aims at Faster Refunds

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 30. 12:00

Blockchain’s Thunder Network Aims at Faster Refunds

Blockchain is improving its Thunder Network for faster settlement and refund times in off-chain transactions, according to a project update. Also read: Ethereum-Competitor Lisk Unveils Roadmap Stress Tests Underway Released as an alpha-stage prototype for testing in May, Thunder is a version of Bitcoin’s proposed Lightning Networks, which handles transactions instantly between users and settles at

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MIT Report: Legacy Finance ‘Will Undoubtedly Disappear’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 30. 00:00

MIT Report: Legacy Finance ‘Will Undoubtedly Disappear’

A new fintech report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has legacy banking will “undoubtedly disappear” and that future banking will need to handle both private and state-issued virtual currencies.  Also read: Bain Blockchain Report: ‘Wait-and-See Approach’ Wrong for Banks MIT: Legacy Culture ‘Inhibits Innovation’ The report, dubbed “DIGITAL BANKING MANIFESTO: THE END OF

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Unsung.org ‘Hacker House’ Has Been Robbed

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 23:51

Unsung.org ‘Hacker House’ Has Been Robbed

“This is a big setback For us,” Jason King says in a Facebook post notifying followers of a robbery committed against the Unsung.org “Hacker House.” Also read: Ethereum-Competitor Lisk Unveils Roadmap Hacker House Robbed The hacker house of Unsung.org, an application which seeks to deliver unwanted food from local caterers and restaurants to the homeless, powered

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IBM Bridges Blockchain, AI With New Business Unit

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 23:30

IBM Bridges Blockchain, AI With New Business Unit IBM is reorganizing its internal blockchain team into a business unit that encompasses its artificial intelligence and cloud computing efforts. Industry Platforms will be led by Bridget van Kralingen, IBM’s former senior vice president of Global Business Services. As part of the launch, IBM's entire blockchain leadership will make the transition to the unit, first announced […]

Ethereum-Competitor Lisk Unveils Roadmap

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 21:00

Ethereum-Competitor Lisk Unveils Roadmap

The multi-platform blockchain project Lisk has just released its developmental roadmap, which will cover five milestones that the team will build over the next few years. Also read: This New Zealand Artist Sees the Blockchain Differently Lisk Roadmap Reveals 5 Key Phases The Berlin-based Lisk project (Lisk.io) has been making waves within the cryptocurrency community for being a possible

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Mizuho Bank Dealt Blow in Mt Gox Lawsuit Update

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 20:09

Mizuho Bank Dealt Blow in Mt Gox Lawsuit Update A US judge largely denied a push by Mizuho Bank last week to dismiss charges filed against it in a class action suit tied to the collapse of Mt Gox.

Blockchain Executives Sign Pledge to Address Governance Issues

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 18:54

Blockchain Executives Sign Pledge to Address Governance Issues Fourteen blockchain executives have signed a letter calling for changes to the way blockchain governance is managed.

Crypto-Games.net is leading the way in cryptocurrency gambling

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 18:28

Crypto-Games.net is leading the way in cryptocurrency gambling

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product, use at your own risk. This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! Crypto-Games.net is not the largest cryptocurrency gambling platform available at the moment, but they are rapidly closing the gap! Currently, the casino offers Dice, Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, and Lottery as well as offers users

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Monero Rising: Why Dark Markets Matter

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 18:00

Monero Rising: Why Dark Markets Matter

The precipitous rise of Monero in the past few days has caused many users and traders to ask: what’s behind the surge of the self-proclaimed “untraceable” XMR token? Also read: Fed Explores Radical New Financial Engineering Tools Monero Surge Indicative of Demand for Privacy? For those familiar with the altcoin market, it’s not how much

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Bitcoin Tipping Platform Zapchain to Shut Down

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 16:13

Bitcoin Tipping Platform Zapchain to Shut Down Bitcoin-based social network Zapchain has announced it will close effective 31st August.

The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate Has Not Even Fully Begun Yet

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 15:40

The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate Has Not Even Fully Begun Yet

China’s largest miner HaoBTC spoke with Bitcoin.com following their tweet stating that the Core developers have “won” the Bitcoin blocksize debate. Also read: Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board Chinese Miners ‘Fractured’ on Blocksize Issue Following a petitionary statement to developers to implement the July 2016 hard fork, agreed at the Hong

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Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 15:00

Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board

No-log VPN provider Private Internet Access (PIA) has stepped up its Bitcoin and Blockchain involvement with the appointment of Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver to its board of advisors.  Also read: CryptoCurrency Pubcon is Coming to NYC VPN Provider ‘Thrilled’ to Appoint Ver PIA, owned by parent company London Trust Media, is looking to capitalize on its position as one of

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Singapore Central Bank Proposes New Rules for Bitcoin Startups

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 14:40

Singapore Central Bank Proposes New Rules for Bitcoin Startups Singapore's central bank has proposed a new regulatory framework for payments that could cover digital currency exchanges.

Could the Blockchain End Bureaucracy?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 14:30

Could the Blockchain End Bureaucracy? In this OpEd, Reform researcher Alexander Hitchcock discusses how blockchain could lead to big savings in civil services.

Singapore Central Bank Proposes New Rules for Bitcoin Startups

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 13:40

Singapore Central Bank Proposes New Rules for Bitcoin Startups Singapore's central bank has proposed a new regulatory framework for payments that could cover digital currency exchanges.

Could the Blockchain End Bureaucracy?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 13:30

Could the Blockchain End Bureaucracy? In this OpEd, Reform researcher Alexander Hitchcock discusses how blockchain could lead to big savings in civil services.

Introducing Shufflepuff: An Interview with Daniel Krawisz

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 12:00

Introducing Shufflepuff: An Interview with Daniel Krawisz

Bitcoin.com recently got together with Bitcoin developer Daniel Krawisz to discuss his new creation Shufflepuff — a coin tumbling tool, which tested its first transaction on August 15. But while Krawisz, a well-known writer and founder of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, is a strong proponent of cryptocurrency privacy, he would never support Altcoins such as Dash, or Monero as he believes

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Florida Appeals Espinoza Decision, Bitcoin’s Status at Stake

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 28. 22:00

Florida Appeals Espinoza Decision, Bitcoin’s Status at Stake

The state Florida made headlines when Miami-Dade’s Circuit Judge Teresa Mary Pooler tossed out anti-money-laundering charges against website designer Michell Espinoza. According to recent reports, though, the state is filing an appeal against the decision to dismiss charges. Also read: Fed Explores Radical New Financial Engineering Tools State Of Florida Appeals Judge Pooler’s Decision to Dismiss Charges

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Inside 'Bitcoin Vault': Could a Technical Fix Block Hackers for Good?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 28. 18:45

Inside 'Bitcoin Vault': Could a Technical Fix Block Hackers for Good? A new proposal could make it easier for bitcoin exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change are slowing advances.

Building the Foundations for a Scalable Ethereum Community

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 28. 17:22

Building the Foundations for a Scalable Ethereum Community Do events like The DAO collapse prove blockchains need formal governance? Blockchain analyst Josh Stark argues that it's too early to tell.

Building the Foundations for a Scalable Ethereum

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 28. 17:22

Building the Foundations for a Scalable Ethereum Do events like The DAO collapse prove blockchains need formal governance? Blockchain analyst Josh Stark argues that it's too early to tell.

Sorry Blockchain, Any Joe Schmoe Shouldn’t Be Able to Start a Bank

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 28. 16:04

Sorry Blockchain, Any Joe Schmoe Shouldn’t Be Able to Start a Bank Safety issues with some new, disruptive business models highlight why regulations exist. Surely the same goes for firms that hold our money.

Fed Explores Radical New Financial Engineering Tools

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 28. 15:00

Fed Explores Radical New Financial Engineering Tools

Central banking is “in a brave new world,” said a Fed representative as the institution considers both old and radical new tools to drive the US economy in the coming decades. Also read: Can the Federal Reserve Really Save the US Economy? Conditions Right for a Fed Hike In the Federal Reserve’s  potential toolkit is a much-anticipated interest rate hike,

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This New Zealand Artist Sees the Blockchain Differently

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 28. 12:00

This New Zealand Artist Sees the Blockchain Differently

Simon Denny, an artist from New Zealand, is taking blockchain technology to a different level with his geeky art being displayed at the Petzel Gallery in New York City on September 8- October 22. Denny’s art exhibit features distributed ledger technology, the Risk board game, and Pokémon. Also read: ‘Yours Network’ to Use Bitcoin in Competition

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‘Yours Network’ to Use Bitcoin in Competition Against Steemit

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 28. 01:11

‘Yours Network’ to Use Bitcoin in Competition Against Steemit

With all the hype surrounding decentralized, blockchain-based social media platforms such as Steemit and Synereo, another next-gen network is on the horizon.  Also read: Is Facebook About to Get ‘Myspaced’ by Next-Gen Social Media? Back in April, the lead developers of the “Yours Network,” Ryan X. Charles, Steven McKie, and Clemens Ley, released their vision to the

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Inside 'Bitcoin Vault': Could a Technical Fix Block Hackers for Good?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 27. 18:45

Inside 'Bitcoin Vault': Could a Technical Fix Block Hackers for Good? A new proposal could make it easier for bitcoin exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change are slowing advances.

The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 27. 18:45

The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers? A new proposal could make it easier for bitcoin exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change are slowing advances.

Bitmain’s R4 to Bring an In-Home Experience to Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 27. 18:01

Bitmain’s R4 to Bring an In-Home Experience to Bitcoin Mining

Leading mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has recently unveiled its latest mining rig: the Antminer R4. This machine aims to bring bitcoin mining back to the home. Available for purchase on August 29, Bitmain claims the launch will make the R4 the world’s most efficient bitcoin mining chip in the consumer market. Also read: Don Tapscott May

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Code is Law? Not Quite Yet

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 27. 17:03

Code is Law? Not Quite Yet Should code be law? In this opinion piece, Lukas Abegg argues there are many scientific hurdles to cross before this is likely to be possible.

Don Tapscott May Be Behind the Next Major Blockchain Organization

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 27. 12:00

Don Tapscott May Be Behind the Next Major Blockchain Organization

On August 24, members of the largest firms working on blockchain technology met with Don Tapscott at his Ontario summer compound for a three-day meeting to discuss the future of the blockchain.  Also read: Is Facebook About to Get ‘Myspaced’ by Next-Gen Social Media? Tapscott, who is well-known for co-authoring Blockchain Revolution, believes the get-together could be the start

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The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 27. 07:09

The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers? A new proposal could make it easier for exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change have slowed advances.

‘BEN’ Initiative Giving Out Free Bitcoin for Back-to-School

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 27. 01:59

‘BEN’ Initiative Giving Out Free Bitcoin for Back-to-School

The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) has recently announced its partnership with BTC.com for the upcoming Bitcoin Airdrop this September. The “Back-to-School Blockchain Initiative” has expanded its goals by working with a dozen universities across North America to grow educate students on blockchain technology. Also read: Bitcoin Makes Finances Easier for Int’l Students in US Colleges BEN Will

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Bitmain to Release New Bitcoin Miner in Bid to Attract Hobbyists

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 23:28

Bitmain to Release New Bitcoin Miner in Bid to Attract Hobbyists One ambitious bitcoin company is seeking to make mining a hobbyist activity again.

UPDATE: Bitcoiners Who Use Tor – Be Warned!

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 22:00

UPDATE: Bitcoiners Who Use Tor – Be Warned!

Bitcoiners who use Tor be warned! An obscure change to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will automatically take effect on December 1 unless Congress blocks it. Also read: China’s ‘Google’ Baidu Halts Bitcoin Ads, Leaves Market Guessing No Warrant Required A revised Rule 41 would allow the FBI to use a single warrant to

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Ethereum Classic Prices Plunge 20% as Trader Interest Wanes

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 20:40

Ethereum Classic Prices Plunge 20% as Trader Interest Wanes The price of classic ether plunged against several currencies over the last week amid concerns of waning market enthusiasm.

Did Ethereum's Fork Validate Bitcoin Block Size Conservatism?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 19:06

Did Ethereum's Fork Validate Bitcoin Block Size Conservatism? CoinDesk explores how the ethereum hard fork affected sentiment regarding bitcoin's long-raging block size debate.

Bitcoin Confiscated in €1 Million Finnish Drug Bust

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 17:49

Bitcoin Confiscated in €1 Million Finnish Drug Bust Customs agents in Finland revealed today that they seized bitcoin and other items worth about €1m earlier this year.

Is Facebook About to Get ‘Myspaced’ by Next-Gen Social Media?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 16:00

Is Facebook About to Get ‘Myspaced’ by Next-Gen Social Media?

Social media is a major component of the internet and has already transformed how humans communicate and interact. Looking to take things to the next level, a few projects are trying to combine social media with the blockchain. Also read: Coinbase’s GDAX Exchange Adds Litecoin, Price Spikes 10% Steemit The Blockchain-based social media platform Steemit has gained quite a

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Hyperledger Blockchain Project Elects New Tech Committee

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 15:47

Hyperledger Blockchain Project Elects New Tech Committee The Hyperledger Project, the blockchain initiative led by the Linux Foundation, has elected a new technical steering committee.

China’s ‘Google’ Baidu Halts Bitcoin Ads, Leaves Market Guessing

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 15:00

China’s ‘Google’ Baidu Halts Bitcoin Ads, Leaves Market Guessing

China’s most popular search engine Baidu froze Bitcoin ads Thursday in what Bloomberg suggests is a “growing wariness” on behalf of business and government.  Also read: China’s Constant Bubbles Drive Investors to Bitcoin in Droves Baidu Mimicking Official Sentiment? Baidu has declined to comment on the move, but the ban has been confirmed by both Huobi and

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Why ICAP Believes Central Banks Could Adopt Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 14:16

Why ICAP Believes Central Banks Could Adopt Digital Currency ICAP is working to show central banks how they may be able to one day adopt a market infrastructure based on distributed ledger tech.

Fintech & Blockchain is ‘Eating the German Landscape’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 12:00

Fintech & Blockchain is ‘Eating the German Landscape’

Blockhain and financial technology may be going German, with a vast amount of startups in these industries choosing to set up shop in Berlin. Also read: Bitwala Raises €800k from Germany’s Largest VC Firm Brexit Forces Fintech to Berlin Several startups in Berlin told Reuters that the German Capital is booming as a hub for financial technology. Berlin

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Singapore Regulator: ‘Consolidated Framework’ Needed for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 01:00

Singapore Regulator: ‘Consolidated Framework’ Needed for Bitcoin

Singapore has announced its intention to simplify regulations on payments in a move that will also recognize and cater to the needs of businesses dealing in Bitcoin.  Also read: Japan Risks Falling Behind Amid Blockchain Talent Shortage Singapore Wants ‘Consolidated’ Framework In a public consultation released today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) states its intention to “create a

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Liberland Issues First Diplomatic Passports

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 22:00

Liberland Issues First Diplomatic Passports

The self-proclaimed micronation, the Free Republic of Liberland, which has claimed a parcel of disputed land on the western bank of the Danube river, is holding a Summer Dinner event on August 26-28. Also read: Legal Identity for All: Can Bitcoin’s Blockchain Rise to the Challenge? Liberland’s Summer Dinner Event The conference this coming weekend will

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Roger Ver ‘Honoured’ Recipient of Liberland Diplomatic Passport

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 22:00

Roger Ver ‘Honoured’ Recipient of Liberland Diplomatic Passport

The self-proclaimed micronation, the Free Republic of Liberland, which has claimed a parcel of disputed land on the western bank of the Danube river, is holding a Summer Dinner event on August 26-28. Also read: Legal Identity for All: Can Bitcoin’s Blockchain Rise to the Challenge? Liberland’s Summer Dinner Event The conference this coming weekend will

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Blockchain Book Author Appears in New TED Talk

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 21:31

Blockchain Book Author Appears in New TED Talk Author Don Tapscott recently helped kick off the TED Summit in Banff, Alberta with a talk about blockchain technology.

Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 21:00

Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board

No-log VPN provider Private Internet Access (PIA) has stepped up its Bitcoin and Blockchain involvement with the appointment of Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver to its board of advisors.  Also read: CryptoCurrency Pubcon is Coming to NYC VPN Provider ‘Thrilled’ To Appoint Ver PIA, owned by parent company London Trust Media, is looking to capitalize on its position as one of

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Ethereum Wallet Update Sparks Debate Over 'Corporate' Integration

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 20:55

Ethereum Wallet Update Sparks Debate Over 'Corporate' Integration One of ethereum's best-known wallets released new updates today, though one drew outsized attention and provoked discussion.

Judge Grants Cryptsy Lawsuit Class Action Status

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 19:20

Judge Grants Cryptsy Lawsuit Class Action Status A Florida judge has certified a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of customers of the now-defunct digital currency exchange Cryptsy.

Legal Identity for All: Can Bitcoin’s Blockchain Rise to the Challenge?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 18:00

Legal Identity for All: Can Bitcoin’s Blockchain Rise to the Challenge?

The United Nations aims to make it possible for all people to have a legal identity, including birth registration. This is one of the targets under the overarching goal of eradicating extreme poverty for all people everywhere by the year 2030. But providing an ID for everyone is a tremendous challenge. That is why experts are looking at Bitcoin’s

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Majority of Global Exchanges Now Testing Distributed Ledger Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 17:40

Majority of Global Exchanges Now Testing Distributed Ledger Tech The majority of global exchanges are now exploring distributed ledgers according to a new trade organization report.

Bitcoin Privacy Tool 'CoinShuffle' Sees First Transaction

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 17:01

Bitcoin Privacy Tool 'CoinShuffle' Sees First Transaction A type of anonymous bitcoin transaction that privacy enthusiasts have been awaiting for years has finally been tested successfully.

Bitcoin Privacy Tool ’CoinShuffle' Sees First Transaction

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 17:01

Bitcoin Privacy Tool ’CoinShuffle' Sees First Transaction An anonymous style of bitcoin transaction that privacy enthusiasts have been awaiting for two years has finally been tested successfully.

Why the Winklevoss Brothers Are Still Waiting for a Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 15:21

Why the Winklevoss Brothers Are Still Waiting for a Bitcoin ETF Confusion over deadlines may be leading to premature excitement about the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, a bitcoin investment vehicle awaiting SEC approval.

Blockpay Lets Businesses Accept 8 Major Cryptos at Zero-Cost

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 15:00

Blockpay Lets Businesses Accept 8 Major Cryptos at Zero-Cost

Bitcoin.com recently chatted with Christoph Hering of Blockpay. Hering is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Bitshares Munich. He shares with us his vision for Blockpay a new Point of Sale platform that allows merchants to accept a wide variety of cryptocurrencies at zero cost. The system will also have other features such as loyalty

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The Bitcoin Patent – Only A Matter Of Time?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 13:30

The Bitcoin Patent – Only A Matter Of Time? In this OpEd, two patent attorneys discuss whether bitcoin could be patented, and whether a bitcoin patent would be enforceable if it was granted.

CryptoCurrency Pubcon is Coming to NYC

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 12:00

CryptoCurrency Pubcon is Coming to NYC

There’s a new networking event coming to New York City called the CryptoCurrency Pubcon that will gather 1,000 blockchain and digital currency enthusiasts to discuss emerging innovative technologies. Also read: Coda Pay Receives $2 Million for Asian Expansion Pubcon Will Gather 1,000 Crypto-Industry Enthusiasts in NYC The CryptoCurrency Pubcon will be an event dedicated to networking the

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Moscow Government to Explore Blockchain Voting

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 01:17

Moscow Government to Explore Blockchain Voting Government officials in Moscow today revealed plans to investigate applications of blockchain technology.

Wall Street Goes Blockchain With Factom, Intrinio

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 01:00

Wall Street Goes Blockchain With Factom, Intrinio

Blockchain-based data management platform, Factom, has announced its partnership with Intrinio, an application and financial data provider. The duo plans on putting Wall Street on the Factom blockchain to provide immutable and transparent US stock market data for the first time in history. Also read: Dept of Homeland Security Awards $200K to Factom for ID System Factom

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Settlement Coin Creators Seek to 'Liberalize' Central Banks With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 22:05

Settlement Coin Creators Seek to 'Liberalize' Central Banks With Blockchain A new digital currency built for central banks is designed to make it easier for more people to use two powerful tools: real-time settling and cash.

Venezuelan Cryptobuyer Brokerage Sees ‘Soaring Demand’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 24. 22:00

Venezuelan Cryptobuyer Brokerage Sees ‘Soaring Demand’

Venezuela is in economic turmoil, shaking the country to its core. Venezuelan digital asset brokerage Cryptobuyer believes the country’s situation warrants a broadening in currency options for citizens. To cater to this perceived need, the firm enables Venezuelans to purchase bitcoin — and recently Dash. Also read: Jaxx Wallet Now Stores DASH, Advanced Features Coming Cryptobuyer Offers Bitcoin

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A Cryptographer Named After Harry Potter's Archenemy is Helping Solve Bitcoin's Biggest Problems

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 19:15

A Cryptographer Named After Harry Potter's Archenemy is Helping Solve Bitcoin's Biggest Problems An anonymous cryptographer named after Harry Potter’s archenemy has put forth a proposal experts believe could help solve major issues facing bitcoin.

How a Cryptographer Named After Harry Potter's Archenemy is Helping Solve Bitcoin's Biggest Problems

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 19:15

How a Cryptographer Named After Harry Potter's Archenemy is Helping Solve Bitcoin's Biggest Problems An anonymous cryptographer named after Harry Potter’s archenemy has put forth a proposal experts believe could help solve major issues facing bitcoin.

Kazakhstan Warms Towards Bitcoin as Local Currency Freefalls

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 24. 18:00

Kazakhstan Warms Towards Bitcoin as Local Currency Freefalls

Kazakhstan’s national fiat currency, the Tenge, has been falling for decades, recently, hitting a record low. Meanwhile, interest in Bitcoin is growing, and volumes have been steadily rising in the Central Asian country. Also read: France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin Kazakhstan’s Currency Problems The Central Asian country was the last Soviet republic to declare independence back in

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R3 Files Patent Application for Distributed Ledger Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 17:26

R3 Files Patent Application for Distributed Ledger Tech New York-based startup R3CEV has reportedly filed for a patent for a blockchain-inspired financial platform.

MIT Study Reveals New Data on Free Bitcoin Airdrop

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 16:23

MIT Study Reveals New Data on Free Bitcoin Airdrop A new study by MIT researchers has provided details on a free bitcoin giveaway conducted at the US university in 2014.

Coinbase’s GDAX Exchange Adds Litecoin, Price Spikes 10%

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2016. Aug. 24. 14:00

Coinbase’s GDAX Exchange Adds Litecoin, Price Spikes 10%

Cryptocurrency exchange GDAX (Coinbase) has announced it is now supporting Litecoin (LTC) trading. Also read: Shapeshift Transforms KeepKey Hardware Wallet into an Exchange Litecoin Added to GDAX Exchange Everyone in the crypto-community knew it was coming when Litecoin creator Charlie Lee hinted about the LTC addition to GDAX yesterday by saying via Twitter that “tomorrow’s going to

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Blockchain Startup Chronicled Launches Ethereum IoT Registry

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 13:55

Blockchain Startup Chronicled Launches Ethereum IoT Registry In an effort to build a standard for IoT, Chronicled is open sourcing a tool for registering connected devices on the ethereum blockchain.

Four Big Banks to Create a New Bitcoin Alternative

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 24. 11:00

Four Big Banks to Create a New Bitcoin Alternative

Four major world banks are set to announce the creation of a new blockchain-based digital currency, and are hoping to make it the global standard for settlements. Also read: Can the Federal Reserve Really Save the US Economy? ‘Digital Cash’ Needed The plan for the originally-titled “utility settlement coin” comes from UBS, Deutsche Bank, Santander, and BNY Mellon.

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Litecoin Price Spikes 10% as Coinbase Exchange Turns on Trading

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 02:41

Litecoin Price Spikes 10% as Coinbase Exchange Turns on Trading Litecoin prices rose nearly 10% today as word the digital currency would be listed on Coinbase's GDAX exchange spread among traders.

Big Banks Band Together to Launch 'Settlement Coin'

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 01:27

Big Banks Band Together to Launch 'Settlement Coin' Four banks have reportedly partnered on a blockchain project aimed at creating a means to clear and settle transactions worldwide.

TAO Network Partners with Boogie Shack Music Group

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 24. 01:22

TAO Network Partners with Boogie Shack Music Group

The TAO network is partnering with music publisher Boogie Shack Music Group to help develop blockchain-based tools and services for the company. Also read: Coda Pay Receives $2 Million for Asian Expansion ‘TAO of Music’ Gives Artists More Control The partnership was announced August 22, 2016, and according to the press release the partnership offers the TAO

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Bitfury Research Shines Light on Bitcoin Privacy Weaknesses

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 23:34

Bitfury Research Shines Light on Bitcoin Privacy Weaknesses A new Bitfury white paper aims to advance the study of how bitcoins sent using certain privacy-enhancing techniques can be traced to participants.

Bitfury Research Shines Light on Bitcoin Mixing Methods

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 23:34

Bitfury Research Shines Light on Bitcoin Mixing Methods A new Bitfury white paper aims to advance the study of how bitcoins sent using certain privacy-enhancing techniques can be traced to participants.

Coda Pay Receives $2 Million for Asian Expansion

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 22:00

Coda Pay Receives $2 Million for Asian Expansion

Singapore-based startup Coda Pay is bringing Bitcoin and alternative payment processing to South East Asian markets with its recent capital injection. The company has just announced it has raised $2 million USD to push its efforts forward. Also read: Amazon-Rival Rakuten Forms Blockchain Lab Coda Pay Progressing to Leverage Asian Markets Coda Pay is set to

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US Nuclear Research Lab Developing Bitcoin Analysis Tool

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 21:15

US Nuclear Research Lab Developing Bitcoin Analysis Tool A federally funded research laboratory run by a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin is developing a bitcoin analytics tool for the US government.

Bank of Japan: Blockchain Could Alter Financial Services

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 19:46

Bank of Japan: Blockchain Could Alter Financial Services Japan's central bank issued remarks this week that found it forecasting that blockchain could come to have a fundamental impact on finance.

Bitcoin.com Price Watch: Bulls About to Charge?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 18:01

Bitcoin.com Price Watch: Bulls About to Charge?

The price of bitcoin has been trending upwards this past week, giving a bullish sentiment to traders. The price per BTC is $584 USD at press time, and it looks as though we may see more spikes. Also read: France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin Bitcoin Price Moves Away From the Bears’ Grasp Bitcoin has seen some

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South African Central Bank 'Open' to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 17:06

South African Central Bank 'Open' to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency South Africa’s central bank is “open” to cryptocurrencies and blockchain, according to new statements from its governor.

If This Video Doesn’t Make You Want Bitcoin, Nothing Will

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 17:00

If This Video Doesn’t Make You Want Bitcoin, Nothing Will

One particular YouTube video perfectly sums up how the economy works. And if it doesn’t make you want to buy bitcoins (or wish you had more), then perhaps nothing will. Also read: Leading Dark Net Markets to Support Monero Economic Stimulus 101 In simple, easy to understand language, this video – which is just over one minute

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Digital Asset to Open Source Smart Contract Language

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 14:16

Digital Asset to Open Source Smart Contract Language Digital Asset Holdings has announced it intends to open-source DAML, the smart contracting language it acquired from startup Elevence.

Verizon Applies for Blockchain Patent in Strongest Push Yet

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 12:35

Verizon Applies for Blockchain Patent in Strongest Push Yet

US communications giant Verizon has filed a Blockchain patent for its digital media rights following three years of investigative research.  Also read: New FCC Rules Could Block Your E-Wallet Verizon: Patent for ‘Passcode Blockchain’ Verizon, the largest communications company in the US, made the application in May but has declined to comment on its plans behind the

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Can the Federal Reserve Really Save the US Economy?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 12:00

Can the Federal Reserve Really Save the US Economy?

Is the US Federal Reserve still capable of reducing negative effects from recessions and other economic shocks? Not without drastic measures, says a critic. Also read: The Federal Reserve Gets on Facebook, Greeted by Angry Bitcoiners More Extreme Measures The answer is yes – at least, according to a paper by the Fed’s own deputy director

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Leading Dark Net Markets to Support Monero

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 01:00

Leading Dark Net Markets to Support Monero

Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) has been making waves in the community as of late. Most recently, it has been revealed that the digital currency will be used by leading Dark Net Markets. Also read: Mimblewimble Paper Proposes ‘Near Complete’ Bitcoin Anonymity Oasis & Alphabay Will Implement Monero According to a recent Reddit post on the Dark

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Florida Files Appeal After Charges Against Bitcoin Seller Dismissed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 23:35

Florida Files Appeal After Charges Against Bitcoin Seller Dismissed The state of Florida has appealed a recent court decision that saw a judge rule bitcoin isn't money.

Unknown Bidder Buys $1.6 Million in Bitcoin at US Government Auction

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 22:26

Unknown Bidder Buys $1.6 Million in Bitcoin at US Government Auction A winning bidder has claimed 2,700 BTC (worth $1.58m) at an auction held by the US Marshals Service (USMS).

France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 22. 22:17

France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin

The third largest bus company in France, Isilines, has started accepting bitcoin as part of a six-month test-run. Isilines is the first company in its sector to accept a cryptocurrency. Also read: Dash Across America: The Bitcoin.com Bus Begins its Journey  Partnership with Paymium To accept bitcoin payments, Isilines has partnered with a French startup,

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One Month After Ethereum Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Still Unclaimed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 20:41

One Month After Ethereum Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Still Unclaimed It's been a month since the ethereum hard fork moved $150m worth of DAO ether into a withdraw-only account. Today, $25m is still unclaimed.

One Month After Ethereum Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Unclaimed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 20:41

One Month After Ethereum Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Unclaimed It's been a month since the ethereum hard fork moved $150m worth of DAO ether into a withdraw-only account. Today, $25m is still unclaimed.

One Month After Ethereum Hard Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Unclaimed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 20:41

One Month After Ethereum Hard Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Unclaimed It's been a month since the ethereum hard fork moved $150m worth of DAO ether into a withdraw-only account. Today, $25m is still unclaimed.

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