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The Blockchain Revolution
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"The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT."
Day one at World Sailing's World Cup Series Hyères done. French racers Nicolas Parlier and Axel Mazella dominated their respective blue and yellow...
"There has been some seriously close racing already on the "Olympic" short track course, and once the fleet will be split into gold and silver the action will be skyrocketing."
The SEC has quietly begun the process of deciding whether to approve an exchange-traded fund for the digital asset ether.
"NYSE Arca then filed for a proposed rule change clearing the way for the ETF listing in December, according to a notice published in January."
SEC has granted a request by the Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. to review its decision of disapproving the bitcoin ETF back in March this year.
"The decision document mentions a specific date, data analyzed by the 28th of February. That’s almost two weeks ago."
It's tough to keep up with technology. And India's finance sector knows it too well. Blockchain technology, based on concepts that underpin cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, is fast gaining pace in Asia's third-largest economy but business executives still aren't sure if they understand it. In 2016, some 32 blockchain firms were founded in India, according t
"In 2016, some 32 blockchain firms were founded in India, according to audit and consultancy firm PwC. In the years before 2016, just 23 were founded, PwC added in its fintech report released on April 21."
A slowdown in big announcements may not mean blockchain consortia are doomed – on the contrary, the model may be evolving.
"The departure from R3 last year of a few early members hinted at the difficulties inherent in large associations."
Digital currency payments in vehicles may not be far off, if the ideas in a new patent application from telecom giant AT&T enter real-world use.
"The application goes on to conceptualize what these payments may actually entail, including what are essentially micropayments that occur depending on what happens during a drive."
Sweden's land registry authority Lantmäteriet sits down with CoinDesk for an exclusive interview on its blockchain R&D efforts.
"The Lantmäteriet, Snäll said, was drawn to the openness and transparency that blockchain technology could potentially offer the agency, as well as Sweden's citizens."
"Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe's major business centers."
Many applications of Blockchain are still in their infancy and may take some time before they are advanced enough to take on real-world use.
"Distinction is often made between permissionless and permissioned Blockchains."
This computer science and cryptology expert is now worth over a $1 billion, but nobody knows who he is.
"Australian programmer Craig Steven Wright also claimed to be Nakamoto, yet has offered no concrete proof."
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission again has denied the listing and trading of bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency. The SEC on March 28 denied the proposal of NYSE Arca exchange, one of the largest electronic communication networks in terms of shares traded, to list and trade the SolidX Bitcoin Trust, which would track bitcoin’s price…
"The SEC on March 10 denied the application of venture capitalists Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who wanted to create an exchange-traded fund for bitcoin."
Bitcoin was initially heralded as a way to place trust in software, not people or institutions. But could political infighting make room for other cryptocurrencies to overtake it?
"The wonder of bitcoin is that the system manages to get a few groups whose interests are not aligned to interact in a way that results in an optimal outcome for all."
The Central Bank of Cambodia is working with a Japanese startup to deploy Hyperledger based blockchain payment system in the country. Rea
"Blockchain technology is now making inroads into the banking sector in Cambodia. The Southeast Asian nation’s central bank — The National Bank of Cambodia has joined forces with Soramitsu, a Tokyo, Japan-based fintech startup to develop blockchain-based payment system."
Austin-based blockchain startup Factom, known for leveraging the bitcoin blockchain for projects including plans to secure land titles in Honduras, has raised over $8 million as a part of its extended Series A funding round.
"Austin-based blockchain startup Factom, known for leveraging the bitcoin blockchain for projects including plans to secure land titles in Honduras, has raised over $8 million as a part of its extended Series A funding round."
If you’re an idiot and you want to know what Bitcoin is, you’re in the right place. Some time ago, I became more engaged with the libertarian community and kept hearing about Bitcoin; so, I decided to investigate. The only problem is that I’m an idiot and had no idea what they were talking about when they tried to explain …
"If you’re an idiot and you want to know what Bitcoin is, you’re in the right place. Some time ago, I became more engaged with the libertarian community and kept hearing about Bitcoin; so, I decided to investigate.
Brian Armstrong, co-founder of Coinbase, publicly announced they are rolling out a new project called Token, a combination of instant messaging, an eth based payment app and a browser for ethereum apps
" Brian Armstrong, co-founder of Coinbase, publicly announced they are rolling out a new project called Token, a combination of instant messaging, an eth based payment app and a browser for ethereum apps."
" A televised news report from CNBC India on 20th April reveals that the Indian government is leaning toward granting legality to bitcoin and virtual currencies in the country amid regulations with taxes to be levied on adopters."
Bitcoin price has recovered from last week’s late tumble to push beyond the $1,200 milestone, as it makes gains toward the 30-day high of $1,229 on the Bitstamp Price Index (BPI) scaled this time last week.
" Bitcoin price has recovered from last week’s late tumble to push beyond the $1,200 milestone, as it makes gains toward the 30-day high of $1,229 on the Bitstamp Price Index (BPI) scaled this time last week."
Here's a look at what we are focusing on in the bitcoin price this morning.
"What this says about action moving forward remains to be seen. Things aren’t quite as clear as they were a week or so ago. There’s no discernible trend (on the shorter timeframes, that is) and this makes it al little more difficult than normal to set up against a particular frame of risk management parameters."
A prominent Portuguese newspaper, Jornal de Negócios, recently published a piece dubbed “Portugal is no country for bitcoin”.
"Bitcoin’s decentralized, peer-to-peer nature empowers people, gives them control over their own money, and fits in all the fundamental properties of money better than gold or fiat."
Bitcoin startup Bitwage is improving its payroll services for premium customers based in the European Union.
"Bitcoin startup Bitwage has moved to improve its payroll service for customers based in the EU, launching a new upgrade aimed at speeding up the process for users in the region.
How Africa will contribute to the Bitcoin price rise now and in next decade.
"Though not a new thesis that Bitcoin price could rise drastically - up to $500,000 in the next 13 years according to the first investor in Snapchat - based on what comes out of developing countries, an analysis of some figures and trends as they relate to Africa comes to mind."
Derivatives giant CME Group is looking to patent a way for bitcoin miners to hedge against the risks they face.
"Derivatives giant CME Group is looking to patent a way for bitcoin miners to hedge against operational risks."
Blockchain technology could disrupt low volume financial transactions and post-trade processing in illiquid issues first
"Blockchain has been all the buzz in financial services. A new report from Moody’s notes the potential for growth and disruption on Wall Street but also points out the nuance.