Price declines, hacks, regulatory clarity – Q2 held no shortage of surprise for the crypto market. Exchanges faced hacks and several smaller blockchains were hit with attacks resulting in millions of lost funds. Further, prominent industry critics Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Nouriel Roubini all launched new rounds of criticism in...
In the past week, three of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges have cut bitcoin withdrawal fees by up to half. While the average price of sending bitcoin has been falling for weeks, these savings had yet to be passed on to exchange customers. Now Binance, Bitfinex, and Kraken have...
Banks and bitcoin are odd bedfellows, but they do share some things in common. To its proponents, bitcoin is the future of money, but it still takes “traditional” money to purchase cryptocurrency, and right now, banks control the conduits. If these oligarchs have their way, they’ll also have a...
Earlier this week the creators of cashaddress.github.io announced the stable release of ‘Vanitygen Cash,’ a vanity-themed BCH address maker. Vanitygen Cash is a fork of the original Vanitygen protocol originally designed for BTC but here it has been created for the Bitcoin Cash network. Also read: Highly Organized Crime Blamed for...
Major accounting firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), has announced that it is currently trialing a blockchain analytics tool designed to trade digital tokens from launch. PwC has stated that the software will assist companies in guarding against the misuse of their tokens for illicit purposes. Also Read: Study Finds $3B Worth of...
Thomson Reuters Corp has announced the launch of a gauge tracking the sentiment of cryptocurrency traders. The metric will track and examine discourse regarding bitcoin on hundreds of major social media websites and news outlets in order to estimate the majority sentiment of the bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets. Also Read: The...
Just recently a development team from the UK has created a bitcoin cash (BCH) point-of-sale server which allows brick and mortar merchants to accept BCH as a form of payment in-store. The startup has started an initial pre-sale, and BCH Mini-POS devices will begin shipping this summer. Also read: Québec Premier:...
This week the cryptocurrency-infused Bittorrent client, Joystream, has announced the streaming platform will go live on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) mainnet within days. Also read: Crypto Influencers Is a Who’s Who of Crypto Twitter Joystream Plans to Go Live on Bitcoin Cash Mainnet in Days Joystream is a Bittorrent application that offers...
Edward Snowden, who became notorious for exposing the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA) massive surveillance agenda in 2013, has said bitcoin's central flaw may not lie in its transaction rate limitations, but in its public ledger.Speaking to the audience via webcam at a Blockstack event in Berlin early March, Snowden for...
The Lloyd's Register Foundation, a British non-profit, has announced a new initiative that aims to use blockchain tech to improve safety on the high seas.Dubbed Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL) and announced Thursday, the project is being founded in partnership with Denmark-based Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC). The labs will look at...