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Sep 20, 2017

Decred Adds Atomic Swap Support for Exchange-Free Cryptocurrency Trading

by Giulio Prisco
Decred is announcing support for on-chain atomic swaps, which will allow cryptocurrency holders to trade directly, without having to rely on external exchanges. The cryptocurrencies initially supported are Decred ...
Sep 19, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Amid Continuing China Rumors, BTC Fails to Break Key Resistance

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
When it rains, it pours. Last week, news began to hit the crypto community that China was taking harsh measures to reign in their various cryptocurrency exchanges. Several exchanges closed down and others were given ...
Sep 19, 2017

Uncertainty Dominates as China Continues to Clamp Down on Cryptocurrencies

by Aaron van Wirdum
China is clamping down on cryptocurrency, that much is clear. But while the developing story dominates headlines, a notable trend is the lack of official information. Chinese officials seem to systematically decline ...
Sep 18, 2017

Bitcoin Exchange bitFlyer Hopes to Win Big With the Japanese Bankers Association

by Jessie Willms
While China tightens its grip on its cryptocurrency community, Japan is openly embracing cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, legalizing bitcoin, and encouraging and funding blockchain research.Even Japan’s ...
Sep 18, 2017

Op Ed: How Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt Digital Content Distribution

by Matej Michalko
The way we consume media content has been on a continual overhaul for the past two decades. Every aspect of media distribution has become more streamlined from the razor-thin devices we use to consume media to the ...
Sep 18, 2017

Blockchain Technology Plays a Critical Role in U.S. and International Open Government Initiatives

by Giulio Prisco
On September 8, the U.S. government’s General Services Administration (GSA)’s program “Emerging Citizen Technology” hosted a workshop titled “Emerging Technology and Open Data for a More Open Government.” The ...
Sep 15, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: How Rumblings From China Play Into Wyckoff Distributions

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Unless you’ve been in a crypto-free cave for the past week, you might have noticed the crypto-wide market drop.Last week, rumors of China’s crackdown on BTC to fiat transactions began to spread across the ...

Mexican Bitcoin Exchange Bitso Aids Red Cross Earthquake Relief Efforts

by Benjamin Vitaris
Bitso, a cryptocurrency exchange in Mexico, has continues its campaign to aid the victims of the recent earthquake in Mexico.A few days ago, Bitso announced their support for the Mexican people who were affected by ...
Sep 14, 2017

Bitcoin Core 0.15.0 Is Released: Here’s What’s New

by Aaron van Wirdum
Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.15.0, the fifteenth generation of Bitcoin’s original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto almost nine years ago. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer ...

NO2X: Breaking Bitcoin Shows No Love for the SegWit2x Hard Fork in Paris

by Aaron van Wirdum
“There’s no such thing as a safe hard fork,” Electrum lead developer Thomas Voegtlin corrected an audience member at the Breaking Bitcoin conference in Paris last weekend. “I would recommend to have replay ...
Sep 12, 2017

Japanese Company Will Launch New Bitcoin Mining Operation With 7 nm Chips

by Giulio Prisco
GMO Internet Group, a Japanese provider of a full spectrum of internet services for both the consumer and enterprise markets, is launching a new Bitcoin mining business utilizing next-generation 7 nanometer (7 nm) ...
Sep 12, 2017

How One Blockchain Startup Is Combatting Centralization of the Credit Industry

by Benjamin Vitaris
Startup company Bloom seeks to take advantage of blockchain technology’s perks to create a platform where the participants will have global access to credit services.According to Bloom, the traditional methods of ...
Sep 8, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Crucial Tests of Historic Support Could Lead to Further Pullbacks

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
This week’s BTC-USD price recap:Following a $700 drop, BTC-USD managed to find a bottom around $4200 before entering into a 4-day long consolidation pattern. During the consolidation pattern, the price climbed $400 ...
Sep 8, 2017

Op Ed: China's ICO Ban Is Characteristic — Not Catastrophic

by Chris Zhou
The crypto market, especially in China, has been in a panic in these past few days, largely because of an official notice on Preventing Risks of Fundraising Through Coin Offering, jointly issued by the People’s Bank ...
Sep 8, 2017

An Interview With Kavita Gupta, ConsenSys’s Pick to Oversee Its New $50M Venture Fund

by Amy Castor
ConsenSys, an Ethereum production studio based in Brooklyn, NY, is launching a $50 million venture arm, and it has picked Kavita Gupta to run it. Gupta’s job will be to oversee the new venture and help structure ...
Sep 8, 2017

Stellar Announces Partnership Grant Program for Blockchain Development

by Brandon Green
Stellar has announced a new initiative called the Stellar Partnership Grant Program. The program aims to “promote the development of high-impact projects in the Stellar ecosystem,” Stellar explained in a ...

Second Life Creator Uses Blockchain Tech to Enhance New VR Gaming Experience

by Giulio Prisco
High Fidelity, a next-generation platform for virtual worlds currently in open beta, is the brainchild of Philip Rosedale, the creator of Second Life. Readers who don’t know what Second Life is are excused because ...
Sep 6, 2017

GreenAddress Is Now the First Mobile Wallet to Offer SegWit Transactions

by Aaron van Wirdum
GreenAddress (and its reimplementation GreenBits), the Bitcoin wallet that was acquired by blockchain infrastructure company Blockstream last year, is the first mobile wallet to offer Segregated Witness (SegWit) ...
Sep 6, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: China's ICO Ban May Lead to Further Pull-backs

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
After Labor Day weekend, many ETH-USD traders were surprised to find a 30% market drop over the course of 3 days. After an initial drop to the $330s, the ETH-USD market suffered another blow as China announced it ...
Sep 6, 2017

Op Ed: Beware the Perils of Over-Regulation for ICOs

by Giulio Prisco
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the gene drug Kymriah for certain types of cancer. However, Kymriah costs $475,000 for one single treatment, Bloomberg reports, which is well beyond ...
Sep 5, 2017

SONM: A Universal ‘Fog Supercomputer’ Powered by the Ethereum Blockchain

by Giulio Prisco
A frequently heard critique of blockchain technology is that mining is a power-intensive process that consumes energy, generates heat and damages the environment for the sole purpose of maintaining the blockchain. On ...

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