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Jan 15, 2018

BlackWallet Hacked: Warns Stellar Community Not to Log In to Site

by Shawn Gordon
On January 13, an unknown hacker(s) hijacked the DNS server for BlackWallet.co, a web-based wallet for the Stellar Lumens cryptocurrency, and redirected it to their own server.Security researcher Kevin Beaumont, who ...
Jan 15, 2018

St. Louis Fed: In Some Ways, Bitcoin Is More Robust Than Many Fiat Currencies

by Kyle Torpey
In a recent article on the basics of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (PDF), Aleksander Berentsen and Fabian Schär of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis cover the usefulness of bitcoin and other alternative ...
Jan 15, 2018

Credit Suisse Argues Irrational Exuberance Around ICOs Indicates Bitcoin Bubble

by Kyle Torpey
In a paper written in the fall of 2017 and published on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) on Friday, January 12, 2018, Credit Suisse’s Dietmar Peetz and Gregory Mall argue that the boom in the initial coin ...
Jan 15, 2018

Nationwide Insurance Rolls Out Proof of Insurance on the RiskBlock Blockchain

by Shawn Gordon
The Institutes has announced a new blockchain framework called RiskBlock to provide more streamlined and secure proof of insurance. Nationwide Insurance is the first company to begin rolling out product on the ...

Making Voting, Elections Both Secure and Accessible with Blockchain Technology

by Erik Kuebler
Voatz, a startup based in Boston, MA, promises to dispel some of the biggest challenges associated with voting: access, security, transparency and efficiency. The company plans to achieve this goal by combining ...
Jan 10, 2018

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Choppy Market Conditions Lead to Tests of Parabolic Resistance

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
The bitcoin market has been getting chopped to pieces for weeks as the market has faked up, faked down, consolidated and routinely stopped out traders. Last week, we discussed a potential large move due to a ...

Telegram’s Privacy-Focused User Base Could Become TON Blockchain’s Killer App

by Giulio Prisco
In December 2017, an interesting rumor surfaced: According to “sources familiar with the matter,” the messaging app Telegram, very popular among crypto-enthusiasts for its strong encryption and privacy features, ...
Jan 9, 2018

Kodak Gets in on the Blockchain and ICO Picture

by Shawn Gordon
Kodak, the iconic photography company first established in in the 1880s, has joined the blockchain and ICO age. Today, January 9, 2018, it announced a new blockchain-based platform with WENN Digital to empower and ...
Jan 9, 2018

How a Hackathon Birthed the CryptoKitties Origin Story

by Rachel Wolfson
“CryptoKitties,” the most popular game ever released on the Ethereum blockchain to date, became an instant success in December of 2017. About 180,000 people have already signed up for CryptoKitties since the cute ...
Jan 9, 2018

UBI Blockchain Is the Latest in Series of SEC Cryptocurrency Crackdown Targets

by Shawn Gordon
In a story that is getting all too familiar recently, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) halted trading on yet another blockchain-related company stock, UBI Blockchain. The SEC explained:"The Commission ...
Jan 8, 2018

Cardano Lists ADA Futures on BitMEX

by Shawn Gordon
Starting on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. GMT, the ADA token from Cardano began to be listed on the futures exchange at BitMEX.This makes BitMEX the fifth exchange to list the ADA token since Bittrex did so ...
Jan 8, 2018

CFTC to Discuss Digital Currency Futures Certification Process

by Andrew Nelson
Five weeks ago, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced three exchanges had self-certified Bitcoin derivatives products. Following the subsequent backlash from the Futures Industry Association ...
Jan 5, 2018

Wallet Developers Express Security Concerns Over BitPay’s Payment Protocol Policy

by Giulio Prisco
On December 14, 2017, BitPay announced a first step toward enforcing the payment protocol: All orders of the BitPay Card will require payments from Payment Protocol-compatible wallets, such as BitPay’s own wallet and ...
Jan 5, 2018

SEC/NASAA Ring in 2018 by Hinting at Need for (More) Cryptocurrency Regulation

by Andrew Nelson
Yesterday, January 4, 2018, the three prominent figures of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) endorsed the concerns raised in the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)’s ...
Jan 5, 2018

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech Market Could Reach $10 Trillion in 15 Years, Says RBC Analyst

by Giulio Prisco
In a report published on January 3, 2018, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves confidently stated that the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology applications market could increase ...

Bad News Bears: Cryptocurrency Stories of 2017 That Brought Us Down

by Andrew Nelson
2017 has seen its spate of both good and bad stories for all sides of the cryptocurrency space. Whether you believe in dutch tulips or you worship at the altar of Satoshi Nakamoto, there were reaffirming and ...
Jan 4, 2018

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Poised for a Potentially Large Market Move

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Over the last month, bitcoin has seen large swings in price as the bulls scramble to call the bottom and the bears scramble to call the top of the market. The market saw a 50% retracement a few weeks ago, leading the ...
Jan 2, 2018

Cardano Blockchain's First Use Case: Proof of University Diplomas in Greece

by Amy Castor
Greek graduates may soon be able to prove their qualifications by way of a blockchain.GRNET, the national research and education network of Greece, is working on a pilot project with blockchain research and ...
Jan 2, 2018

Keep an Eye Out for These Bitcoin Tech Trends in 2018

by Aaron van Wirdum
In many ways, 2017 was Bitcoin’s best year yet. Most obviously, increased adoption made the pioneering cryptocurrency’s exchange rate skyrocket from under $1000 to well over 10 times that value.But from a tech ...

Our Top 5 Bitcoin “Good News” Stories of 2017

by Jessie Willms
When the history of Bitcoin and blockchains is written, 2017 will be the year tagged as the “turning point” when Bitcoin and “red hot” blockchain technology went mainstream. The steadily rising bitcoin price and ...
Dec 29, 2017

Lyn Ulbricht: Ross’s Latest Appeal About “Constitutional Protections and Freedoms for Us All”

by Michael Scott
In May of 2015, Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in operating the dark web site Silk Road. Exactly two years later, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld his ...
Dec 29, 2017

Ivy Playground for Bitcoin: Experimenting With the Future of Bitcoin Smart Contracts

by Giulio Prisco
Blockchain developer Chain is releasing an open-source compiler and development environment for writing Bitcoin smart contracts using Ivy, a smart contract language developed in-house.Chain is best known for the ...

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