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EEA Adds New Members to Boost Future Ethereum Innovation

by Brandon Green
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has announced that 86 new members have joined the initiative that aims to bolster innovation around the Ethereum blockchain. The EEA, founded by corporate giants such as ...
May 22, 2017

ShapeShift Introduces Prism's Trustless Crypto Asset Portfolios

by Michael Scott
A ShapeShift Into the World of Trustless Asset Portfolios“ShapeShift” is a concept describing the ability to change form or identity to adapt to changing conditions. It is also the name of a Swiss-based company that ...
May 22, 2017

Op Ed: How One Investor Is Riding the Cryptocurrency Token Wave

by Jeremy Gardner
I was yanked down the rabbit hole hard and fast when I first caught the Bitcoin Bug in late 2013. Before I even knew what a “blockchain” was I had founded what is now known as the Blockchain Education Network (then ...
May 22, 2017

Blockchain Technology Fuels Global Advancements in the Energy Sector

by Michael Scott
As moonshot projects in the distributed world abound, it’s not surprising to see the energy sector jumping into the fray. This comes as the heavily regulated power industry eyeballs new approaches for allowing ...
May 19, 2017

Op Ed: User Activated Soft Forks and the Intolerant Minority

by Alphonse Pace
It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.— Samuel AdamsIn The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small ...

University Student Involvement Supports Australia’s Booming Blockchain Community

by Michael Gord
The blockchain industry is booming in Australia recently after the Australian Tax Office (ATO) announced changes to tax laws in the 2017–2018 budget summary by the Australian government, surrounding how digital ...
May 19, 2017

Op Ed: User Activated Soft Forks and the Intolerant Minority

by Alphonse Pace
It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.— Samuel AdamsIn The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small ...

University Student Involvement Supports Australia’s Booming Blockchain Community

by Michael Gord
The blockchain industry is booming in Australia recently after the Australian Tax Office (ATO) announced changes to tax laws in the 2017–2018 budget summary by the Australian government, surrounding how digital ...
May 19, 2017

IoT and Blockchain Technology Collide in the Payments Industry

by Michael Scott
The Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain-based advancements in the payments industry were among the many themes explored at TRANSACT, a tech-centric, payments industry conference held on May 10–12 in Las Vegas.A ...
May 19, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Nearing a Bubble...but We’re Not There Yet

by Josh Olszewicz
Bitcoin has now shown about eight weeks of consecutive buying, leading into new all-time highs (ATHs) for the past three weeks. Trying to stay objective with mild to extreme euphoria in times like this can be ...

How Blockchain Identity Trust Is Fostering New Applications in Healthcare

by Michael Scott
Can identity trust be integrated with blockchain technology? The answer to that question appears to be yes, according to a recently completed proof-of-concept study conducted by Peer Ledger, a Canadian blockchain ...
May 18, 2017

Bitmain May Be Infringing on the AsicBoost Patent After All

by Aaron van Wirdum
The AsicBoost controversy has added another chapter to its book.Yesterday, law firm Getech Law published an open letter, which was subsequently confirmed to be legitimate by Timo Hanke, the initial submitter of the ...
May 17, 2017

Norwegian Bank Grants Access to Bitcoin Investments Through Online Banking

by Alex Lielacher
Norwegian online bank Skandiabanken now recognizes bitcoin as a new investment class and allows its customers to access their bitcoin holdings through its online banking platform, according to a Norwegian media ...
May 16, 2017

Four Quick Questions and Answers About Ransomware and Bitcoin

by Aaron van Wirdum
Bitcoin got caught in another media storm this week, though only in a supporting role this time around. The ongoing ransomware attack by the name of “WannaCry,” sometimes also referred to as “WannaCrypt0r,” “Wcry,” ...
May 16, 2017

Irish Banks to Test New Blockchain-Based Interbank Payment System

by Alex Lielacher
Irish lenders Allied Irish Banks, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB have teamed up with global consultancy Deloitte to work on a pilot program that will leverage blockchain technology to increase the speed and security ...
May 16, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Outlook Not as Bearish as It Seems

by Josh Olszewicz
Much of the world has now heard about Bitcoin due to the global WanaCrypt0r 2.0 ransomware, which should continue spreading over the course of next week. Optics for Bitcoin aren’t great in situations like this ...
May 15, 2017

How Five States Are Approaching Bitcoin Regulation

by Michael Scott
Cryptocurrency should be regulated. Cryptocurrency should not be regulated. Cryptocurrency can’t be regulated. These are all common refrains emanating from the media these days. Now lawmakers across the United States ...
May 15, 2017

Op Ed: How the Market Is Deciding the Block Size Debate … and the Marketing Lesson for Us All

by Jeremy Epstein
The battle over block size has consumed the Bitcoin community for a while now. At the core, the question comes down to this: Is Bitcoin a “store of value” (i.e., digital gold) or a “currency” (i.e., digital cash)? ...
May 15, 2017

Op Ed: What a VPN Is, What It Isn't and Why You Need One

by Faith Macanas
As Bitcoin and its competitors continue to gain momentum in the financial world, security concerns are on the rise. These concerns apply directly to the many private users of Bitcoin that are worried their privacy is ...

Palestine May Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency as Sovereign Legal Tender

by Alex Lielacher
Palestinian officials are planning for the region of Palestine to receive its own digital currency within the next five years. The motivation for this stems from concerns about potential Israeli interference, Azzam ...
May 15, 2017

Sandbox for Public Blockchain Projects Launched in China By Wanxiang Group

by John Riggins
On May 12, 2017, Chinese blockchain technology leader Wanxiang Group, a conglomerate with automotive, real estate and financial services holdings, announced the launch of WanCloud, a new blockchain product under its ...
May 13, 2017

More Mainstream Use Cases Needed to Secure Bitcoin's Legitimacy

by Kyle Torpey
Blockchain technologies like the one that underpins Bitcoin are gaining wide acceptance across industry sectors from finance to healthcare to real estate. Bitcoin itself, however, is still struggling with legitimacy ...
May 12, 2017

eToro: Bitcoin, Ether Trading Skyrockets; Trader Sentiment Remains Bullish

by Diana Ngo
Digital currency trading has exploded on eToro, an online trading and investing community. The platform, which currently supports bitcoin and ether trading, has reported significant increase in both the number of ...
May 12, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Bullish Outlook Continues As Resistance Levels Hold

by Josh Olszewicz
As Bitcoin continues its bull run, the top alts by market capitalization have also made strides of their own. Ripple shot to new all-time highs (ATHs) this week and Litecoin has now activated SegWit, a block size and ...
May 11, 2017

Stellar's Global Payment Platform Lightyear Launches From Stealth

by Michael Scott
Lightyear, the brainchild of Stellar co-founder and CTO Jed McCaleb along with ex-Palantir executive Brit Yonge, launched out of stealth on May 11th. Part of the Stellar network open financial protocol, Lightyear ...

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