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Aug 22, 2017

Op Ed: A Cryptographic Design Perspective of Blockchains: From Bitcoin to Ouroboros

by Aggelos Kiayias
How does one design a blockchain protocol? Back in 2013, while in Athens, I set out to design a non-proof-of-work-based blockchain protocol motivated by the debt crisis in Greece, looming bank liquidity problems and ...
Aug 21, 2017

AMD Releases Beta Graphics Driver for Better Cryptocurrency Mining

by Benjamin Vitaris
A few days ago, AMD released the “Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute” driver. According to the release notes on the tech giant’s website, the software optimizes the performance for ...
Aug 19, 2017

A Bitcoin Social Media Storm Hit BitPay This Week: Here's Why

by Aaron van Wirdum
The Bitcoin community is not taking kindly to BitPay this week. Influential developers are accusing the major payment processor of fraud, Bitcoin users on social media are calling for boycots, bitcoin.org is removing ...

HiddenWallet and Samourai Wallet Join Forces to Make Bitcoin Private With ZeroLink

by Aaron van Wirdum
Ádám “nopara73” Ficsór, HiddenWallet developer and TumbleBit contributor, and “TDevD,” the pseudonymous Samourai wallet developer, are joining forces on a new privacy project: ZeroLink. ZeroLink is set to realize a ...
Aug 17, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Long and Short Squeezes Shape a Weakening All-Time High

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
This morning, BTC-USD pushed a new all-time high on several exchanges. However, this time, the momentum to continue higher seems to be waning. Shortly after establishing the new all-time high, there was a $150 flash ...
Aug 17, 2017

Sony and IBM Join Forces to Put Student Achievement on the Blockchain

by Benjamin Vitaris
On August 9, IBM announced the firm’s cooperation with Sony Global Education — a subsidiary of Sony, providing global educational services — with the objective to develop a learning platform for students implementing ...
Aug 17, 2017

Presearch Uses Ethereum Blockchain and AI to Challenge Google on Its Own Turf

by Jessie Willms
Presearch, a software development startup specializing in information search engines, is challenging Google on its own turf with a double-barreled approach, using both blockchain technology and AI.Presearch’s search ...
Aug 17, 2017

Blockchain and Bitstamp Customers Can Now Use Ether

by Tanzeel Akhtar
Ethereum fans got a bit of a boost today from two different companies in the crypto space. UK-based cryptocurrency firm Blockchain and Luxembourg-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp have each added ether to their ...
Aug 16, 2017

Crypto Exchange Shapeshift Acquires KeepKey Hardware Wallets

by Benjamin Vitaris
Today, Shapeshift.io announced its acquisition of hardware wallet manufacturer KeepKey. According to the cryptocurrency exchange, by pairing the KeepKey hardware wallet with ShapeShift, users will be allowed to ...
Aug 16, 2017

Bank of Canada Report: Imagining a “Bitcoin Standard” Financial System

by Benjamin Vitaris
In a 37-page long research paper, Warren E. Weber, research consultant at Bank of Canada who is also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and adjunct professor at the University of South ...
Aug 16, 2017

Blockstack Partners with VCs to Launch $25 Million Blockstack Signature Fund

by Tanzeel Akhtar
New York-based decentralized internet and developer platform Blockstack has partnered with a number of venture capital groups to launch the $25 million Blockstack Signature fund.The Blockstack Signature fund is ...
Aug 15, 2017

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Expands Legal Industry Working Group

by Benjamin Vitaris
On August 14, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announced the addition of more than a dozen organizations to its blockchain collaboration under the umbrella of its Legal Industry Working Group, responsible for ...

Blockstream Satellite: Broadcasting Bitcoin from Space

by Giulio Prisco
Yesterday a video teaser from blockchain technology company Blockstream created waves of excitement among enthusiasts of both cryptocurrencies and space. Most participants speculated that Blockstream was about to ...
Aug 14, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Still More Room at the Top, For Now

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
While many fear BTC-USD is entering bubble territory, others are calling for even higher price targets. Politics aside, there is a clear push for higher BTC-USD prices and it’s creating market uncertainty.Here are ...
Aug 14, 2017

Last Week on LTB Network: Factom's Paul Snow Shares Thoughts on Bitcoin Cash

by Amy Castor
Some confusion still exists around Bitcoin Cash (or Bcash), the new token that resulted from a split in the Bitcoin network on August 1. Many bitcoin (BTC) holders are still wondering how to safely remove the new ...
Aug 14, 2017

Op Ed: Cryptocurrencies, ICOs and the Untapped "Family Office" Group

by Josh Olszewicz
With cryptocurrency investing becoming increasingly mainstream, it’s important to understand the types of potential investors waiting on the sidelines. One largely untapped investment group would be a “family office” ...
Aug 11, 2017

Ethereum Classic Forges Its Own Identity With New Mantis Client

by Amy Castor
A group of Ethereum Classic developers wants Ethereum Classic to be known as more than a “cut-and-paste” version of the Ethereum blockchain. So they spent seven months building Mantis, a unique Ethereum Classic ...
Aug 9, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: All Signs Point Onward and Upward

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
In case you hadn’t noticed, ETH-USD markets have been on a very strong bull run for the past week. In a matter of five days, ETH-USD managed to increase by $100 — nearly a 50 percent market value increase — with very ...
Aug 8, 2017

NEO Completes Rebranding; Announces Blockchain Partnerships

by Chris Zhou
On June 22, Bitcoin Magazine reported that Antshares was embarking on a new rebranding strategy as part of its effort to lead blockchain development in China and around the world.Now, on August 8, NEO Blockchain, ...
Aug 8, 2017

The Point of No Return: Segregated Witness Will Lock In on Bitcoin

by Aaron van Wirdum
Segregated Witness (SegWit), the highly anticipated protocol upgrade proposed by the Bitcoin Core development team, just reached the point of no return for lock in. This means that SegWit will be live on the Bitcoin ...
Aug 8, 2017

How the Blockchain Could Become an Image Dataset Repository for AR/VR

by Diana Ngo
Lampix, an augmented reality (AR) startup, is building the world's first blockchain-based "image mining" network. The company has embarked on the ambitious mission of developing one of the largest image databases.The ...
Aug 8, 2017

Finding Blockchain-Based Security Solutions for the 3D Printing Economy

by Giulio Prisco
3D printing promises no less than the possibility to treat the physical world of atoms like the virtual world of bits, allowing users to “email” all sorts of physical objects — that is, they can send validated specs ...
Aug 7, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Post-Fork Exuberance Shows No Signs of Pulling Back (Yet)

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Remember that time I said BTC-USD likely won’t see a new all time high (ATH) any time soon? Looks like I was wrong. Shortly after posting my previous BTC-USD analysis, in a matter of one hour, the price of BTC-USD ...
Aug 7, 2017

Op Ed: The Role of Trading Bots in the Cryptocurrency Market

by Kayla Matthews
Similar to Wall Street and stock trading, bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading is a form of income for many. Due to the nature of the medium, however, many bitcoin traders do it as a side project, focusing their energy ...
Aug 7, 2017

Bitcoin Cash or Bcash: What's in a Name?

by Aaron van Wirdum
As Bitcoin Cash, or Bcash, is slowly but surely turning into a functioning cryptocurrency, one topic remains contentious in particular: its name.Many proponents of the coin, judging by popular sentiment on social ...

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