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Apr 24, 2017

U.K.’s Royal Mint, the Blockchain and Gold: A Look Ahead

by Michael Scott
Dovetailing off of its 2016 blockchain-backed project announcement aimed at providing physical gold that’s cost-effective, convenient and assured, the UK’s Royal Mint and the Chicago-based CME Group has now begun ...
Apr 24, 2017

Is Network Congestion Causing Issues for Bitcoin in Africa? Bitwala CEO Says No

by Kyle Torpey
The Bitcoin network has seen a sharp increase in U.S. dollar denominated transaction fees and the average amount of time it takes for a transaction to receive its first confirmation over the past year due to blocks ...
Apr 23, 2017

Bitcoin Core 0.14.1: SegWit Signalling and Memory Accounting

by Aaron van Wirdum
The Bitcoin Core project, launched by Satoshi Nakamoto eight years ago and today led by Wladimir van der Laan, aims to release a new major release of the software about once every six months. Such a release (0.12.0, ...

Electrum Developer Thomas Voegtlin: Bitcoin Unlimited Is Not a Good Idea

by Kyle Torpey
On the most recent episode of “Epicenter,” co-hosts Brian Fabian Crain and Sébastien Couture interviewed Thomas Voegtlin, a developer of the bitcoin wallet Electrum. During the interview, Voegtlin shared his thoughts ...
Apr 22, 2017

Agrello’s AI-Powered Smart Contract Interface to be Built on Qtum

by John Riggins
Agrello, a blockchain startup developing artificial-intelligence (AI) powered smart contract solutions, has selected the Qtum blockchain as the infrastructure for its smart contract interface, The announcement was ...
Apr 21, 2017

Making the Case for Bitcoin as Legal Property

by Peter Chawaga
As Bitcoin is adopted by more users every day, the need to determine how it can integrate into mainstream society becomes even more pressing. One major question continues to be how traditional laws apply to Bitcoin ...

Bitcoin-Powered Mobile App BitMaker Has Quietly Amassed 250,000 Active Users

by Kyle Torpey
Over the past couple of years, a Bitcoin-powered mobile application developed by Seattle-based blockchain adtech and payments company CakeCodes has quietly amassed 250,000 active monthly users. The Android app ...

Documentary Presents Accessible Intro to Impact of Blockchain Tech

by Rebecca Campbell
Distributed systems have been around since the 1970s, and yet, it is only now that distributed ledgers are gaining widespread attention because of blockchain technology. While many may think it’s a long way from ...
Apr 21, 2017

Attorney Pamela Morgan Explores Initial Coin Offerings from a Legal Perspective

by Kyle Torpey
During a recent talk at Blockchain Meetup Zurich, Pamela Morgan, who is the CEO of Third Key Solutions and an attorney at Empowered Law PLLC, shared some of her thoughts on Bitcoin, Ethereum and blockchain technology ...
Apr 21, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: ETH Altcoin Dominance Continues

by Josh Olszewicz
Ethereum (ETH) continues to easily hold the number-two market capitalization, far and above the next highest altcoins. Its volume traded, however, is quite handily surpassed by Bitcoin, and its only trading volume ...
Apr 20, 2017

Positive Outlook From Japan and Russia Drives Bitcoin Toward New Highs

by Alex Lielacher
Since the beginning of April, the price of bitcoin has stabilized above the $1,000 mark and has started to push toward its recent all-time high of $1,263. The main drivers for this rally have been positive news out ...

Blockchain-Based Spells of Genesis Game Launches in App Stores

by Rebecca Campbell
Spells of Genesis (SoG), the blockchain-based mobile trading card game, is set to launch today on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in a bid to attract gamers and trading-card collectors to the ...
Apr 20, 2017

How Bitcoin Extension Blocks Are Backward Compatible — and How They’re Not

by Aaron van Wirdum
Through a splash in the media, Purse and its in-house-built alternative Bitcoin implementation Bcoin recently presented their scaling proposal, dubbed “To the Moon.” Where Bitcoin XT, Bitcoin Classic and Bitcoin ...

Nurturing the Creation of Music Through the Blockchain

by Rebecca Campbell
According to a recent report from the Financial Times, music streaming is set to overtake CD and vinyl as the largest generator of income for British record labels in 2017. The report states that as more people opt ...
Apr 20, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Exchange Rates Vary But Remain Bullish

by Josh Olszewicz
Although the scaling and block size debate continues, this week the bigger focus has been on the halting of withdrawals and deposits of USD from various bitcoin exchanges, most notably Bitfinex and OKCoin. Many of ...
Apr 18, 2017

Dubai’s Global Blockchain Council Combats “Conflict Diamonds” Trading

by Diana Ngo
Dubai’s Global Blockchain Council (GBC) is running a pilot project called Operation Kimberley, which aims to use blockchain technology to digitalize the issuance and transfer of Kimberley Process certificates used in ...
Apr 18, 2017

This Startup Beat Out IBM to Put RBC’s Rewards Program on the Blockchain

by Jessie Willms
When Chris Finan left his job as a cybersecurity advisor at the White House, he used his experience to build a blockchain technology and security startup in Silicon Valley, and he convinced the Royal Bank of Canada ...
Apr 17, 2017

Innovation Percolates When Coffee Meets the Blockchain

by Michael Scott
Coffee’s global popularity has a long, storied history. Over time, coffee beans have evolved into the world’s second most traded commodity, after petroleum. Further, according to the International Coffee ...
Apr 14, 2017

Breaking Down Bitcoin’s “AsicBoost Scandal”: The Solutions

by Aaron van Wirdum
As first revealed by Bitcoin Core developer and Blockstream Co-Founder and CTO Gregory Maxwell, and subsequently confirmed by Bitmain through a press release, the major Chinese mining hardware manufacturer has ...
Apr 13, 2017

Bitcoin.com and ViaBTC Claim SegWit Support is Overblown

by Kyle Torpey
The percentage of Bitcoin’s network hashrate signaling support for Bitcoin Unlimited has more than doubled from 16 percent to 35 percent over the past month. During this period, various Bitcoin businesses and ...
Apr 13, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Bullish Momentum Continues

by Josh Olszewicz
Ethereum continues to have staying power as the #2 digital currency — over a quarter of Bitcoin’s market capitalization.Over the past 24 hours, the largest ETH/USD trading volume has occurred on Bitfinex and GDAX. ...
Apr 12, 2017

Samson Mow Plans to “Make Bitcoin Great Again” as Blockstream’s New Chief Strategy Officer

by Kyle Torpey
Samson Mow, who is best known in the Bitcoin community as the former chief operating officer of BTCC and for his controversial persona on Twitter, has a new job. In a blog post on Blockstream’s website this morning, ...
Apr 12, 2017

Christian Decker on Bitcoin Network Improvements, Tradeoffs and Finding the Block Size “Sweet Spot”

by Kyle Torpey
At the core of Bitcoin’s scaling debate has been the block size limit. For better or worse, the majority of the discussions about scaling in the Bitcoin community have mostly been focused on this one variable.As an ...

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