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Jan 17, 2018

Halong Mining and MyRig Announce Partnership

by Shawn Gordon
Halong Mining and MyRig are working together to bring the new DragonMint miner from Halong to market.First announced in November 2017, the new Halong Mining DragonMint 16T miner is the result of 12 months of R&D and ...
Jan 17, 2018

Hyperledger’s Behlendorf: 2018 Will Bring Breakthrough Blockchain Developments

by Jessie Willms
Brian Behlendorf is confident that 2018 will be a peak year, not only for Hyperledger — the international consortium of companies and organizations developing open source, permissioned blockchain technology — but ...
Jan 17, 2018

Cryptocurrency’s Red Tuesday Firesale Leaves Everyone Speculating

by Andrew Nelson
The cryptocurrency sky fell yesterday as 49 of the top 50 coins (by Market Cap) were down with only Tether (USDT) posting a gain. In fact, only two coins, KuCoin Shares and VeChain, showed losses less than 10 percent ...
Jan 17, 2018

Qtum Forges Ahead with Development of Its x86 Virtual Machine and Expanded Network

by Shawn Gordon
Qtum is on the move with the announcement of a partnership with Baofeng to begin running 50,000 full Qtum nodes and an upcoming x86 VM to support multiple languages for smart contracts.Qtum is a hybrid of Bitcoin and ...
Jan 16, 2018

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Sees Lower Lows as It Drops Below Historic Support

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Over the last couple months, we’ve been tracking a potential Distribution Trading Range at the top of bitcoin’s market cycle. Today, we have received higher confidence that bitcoin may have topped out. At around 3:00 ...
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 ...

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