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ixo Foundation: A Blockchain-Based Response to the UN's Call for a Data Revolution

by Rebecca Campbell
Every year, over one trillion dollars is spent on impact projects supporting the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by ...

Local Meetups: Growing Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech at the Grassroot Level

by Shawn Gordon
Bitcoin is exploding and interest in the associated blockchain technology is at an all-time high, with Bitcoin being talked about on sitcoms as well as the news. But much of this success has been the result of a ...
Dec 1, 2017

Bitcoin’s Journey from $1,000 to $10,000: The Stories That Got Us Here

by Aaron van Wirdum
Bitcoin has reached another major milestone this November: for the first time in the cryptocurrency’s existence, 1 BTC traded for over $10,000 across exchanges. It was the result of an impressive bull run: bitcoin’s ...
Nov 30, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: A Potential Correction Could Be Coming

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
The market is swinging to more and more aggressive highs as bitcoin has traversed down the length of the macro, parabolic bull market. In a very rare event, bitcoin actually managed to break the upper parabolic curve ...
Nov 29, 2017

Bitcoin Crossed $10K for the First Time: Global Validation or Speculative Bubble?

by Amy Castor
Bitcoin surpassed $10K yesterday. To many, the event was a mark of Bitcoin’s accomplishments. But yet, others are concerned that bitcoin has become too speculative, and a pop in the bubble could be damaging. ...
Nov 29, 2017

A Greener Cryptocurrency From Bittorrent Inventor, Bram Cohen

by Shawn Gordon
The inventor of Bittorrent has now turned his attention to blockchain technology and building a greener Bitcoin called Chia. Bram Cohen released Bittorrent to the world in 2004, but, in early 2017, he stepped away ...
Nov 29, 2017

The Ethereum Killer Is Ethereum 2.0: Vitalik Buterin’s Roadmap

by Giulio Prisco
Speaking on November 25 at BeyondBlock Taipei 2017, Ethereum inventor and co-founder Vitalik Buterin outlined his vision for Ethereum 2.0. He described major changes in Ethereum’s architecture that are likely to be ...
Nov 28, 2017

Lambda Protocol: Decentralizing Access to Decentralized Applications

by Erik Kuebler
The Lambda Protocol has announced a decentralized, open-source solution for unrestricted access to decentralized applications (DApps). Utilizing the Lambda Protocol, DApp developers can leverage existing browsers ...
Nov 28, 2017

Japanese Bitcoin Exchange bitFlyer Now Licensed in the U.S.

by Shawn Gordon
Tokyo-based bitFlyer has become the fourth digital currency exchange to receive approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) for a “BitLicense” to operate as a virtual currency exchange ...
Nov 28, 2017

Abra Adds Ether, Launches New Multi-sig Wallet for Holding Digital Assets

by Shawn Gordon
The new Bitcoin-based, multi-signature wallet from Abra is being released hot on the heels of their recent funding announcement, supporting ether and 52 fiat currencies.Now, after running our service for the past few ...
Nov 27, 2017

Wrangling Data For Enterprise: Blockchain Company Libra Launches Crypto Office

by Amy Castor
Libra, a developer of blockchain tax and auditing software, has launched Crypto Office, a new product aimed at the industry’s biggest players: exchanges, market makers and hedge funds.The company will make its formal ...
Nov 27, 2017

Scriptless Scripts: How Bitcoin Can Support Smart Contracts Without Smart Contracts

by Aaron van Wirdum
Bitcoin’s capacity is limited. Meanwhile, smart contracts can be resource intensive. So even though Bitcoin has always supported basic smart contract functionality, the two have never been a natural match.But a ...
Nov 27, 2017

This New Scaling Layer Could Make Payment Channels Ten Times More Effective

by Michiel Mulders
There is no disputing the fact that the Bitcoin network has scalability problems. Micropayment channels are a solution to increase the transaction rate and speed. Yet, this is not the golden solution … This ...
Nov 27, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Tests Parabolic Trend After 25% Weekly Growth

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Over the last 7 days, bitcoin has seen further, rapid growth as it manages to squeeze a $2,000 rally leading into its current all-time high in the $9700s — a staggering 25% growth in 7 days. As discussed in previous ...
Nov 23, 2017

SophiaTX Integrates Blockchain Technology With SAP

by Giulio Prisco
In September, SophiaTX announced the first open-source platform to primarily integrate blockchain technology with SAP software, used by 87 percent of global businesses and 98 percent of the top 100 most-valued ...

Video Streamers Have More Options with These New Blockchain Startups

by Giulio Prisco
Innovative technology companies are leveraging blockchain technology to build next-generation business models and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) for video streaming, a multibillion-dollar industry that continues to ...
Nov 22, 2017

Bitcoin Exchange Globitex Granted European Electronic Money License

by Giulio Prisco
Globitex, a new bitcoin exchange co-founded by former Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Jon Matonis, is announcing that its parent Globitex Holding (Latvia) group company NexPay UAB has been granted an Electronic ...
Nov 22, 2017

This Bitcoin Developer Is About to Take on the Mining Hardware Industry

by Aaron van Wirdum
BtcDrak, the most active pseudonymous Bitcoin Core contributor to date, is making a move into the mining hardware industry. The developer, who besides having contributed to the Bitcoin Core repository also maintains ...
Nov 22, 2017

Goodbye Bugs? How Formal Verification Could Fortify Smart Contracts

by Amy Castor
As a way to eliminate bugs in high-risk code, a style of software programming known as formal verification is making its way into the blockchain world.Put simply, formal verification uses math to specify and analyze ...
Nov 21, 2017

Hacker Allegedly Siphons $31 Million Out of Tether, Driving Further Speculations About the Cryptocurrency

by Amy Castor
Tether, a cryptocurrency pegged 1-to-1 to the U.S. dollar, was allegedly hacked this week to the tune of $31 million.Tether functions to convert U.S. dollars to a type of cryptocurrency. The project’s token (USDT) is ...
Nov 20, 2017

Op Ed: “We Never Thought of That” — When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs

by Dror Futter
With well over $3 billion raised this year alone, in very little time initial coin offerings (ICOs) have emerged as a major source of venture finance. Even companies that have already raised conventional venture ...

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