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End of Week Cryptocurrency Roundup – 11.17.17

Here is how the 10 most capitalized cryptocurrencies performed over the week (November 10 to November 17, 2017). READ MORE

 

Ethereum Could Soon Launch Its First Casper Testnet – 11.17.17

Ethereum developers are looking to use code for their experimental Casper proof-of-stake protocol as the basis for a new test network. READ MORE

 

CME clearing member says Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have “no fundamental basis” – 11.17.17

Thomas Peterffy, Chairman of the Interactive Brokers Group, has expressed concern over CME’s plan to open Bitcoin futures trading, citing that cryptocurrencies have “no fundamental basis”. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin bursts through $8,000 – 11.17.17

Bitcoin (BTC) demand is ramping up to end the week, with the world’s biggest cryptocurrency pushing through $8,000 on major trading exchanges. READ MORE

 

How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Will Revolutionize the Music Industry – 11.17.17

Hakim Draper, cofounder of Boogie Shack Music Group, believes that Blockchain holds the power to spark the greatest revolution in the music industry since Apple launched the iTunes Music Store in 2001 – which, despite many new opportunities for independent artists, has left the industry still largely controlled by major labels and platforms – and, of course, money. READ MORE

 

ZCash – A Better Solution for Privacy and Anonymity? – 11.16.17

Aside from the vast herd of speculators flocking to Bitcoin, many of whom aim to profit from an asset that most probably do not fully understand, the majority of informed Bitcoin users and investors see in the digital currency a genuine “free-market” means of exchange; one that operates beyond the confines of a regulated market; one that is not subject to the machinations and manipulations of a centralized authority; and one that virtually guarantees an impenetrable cloak of anonymity and privacy. READ MORE

 

ECB’s Nowotny says central banks considering cryptocurrency regulation – 11.16.17

European Central Bank governing council member Ewald Nowotny said on Thursday that legislators and central bankers are discussing whether they should intervene to regulate cryptocurrencies, as China already has done. READ MORE

 

China’s bitcoin crackdown has helped Japan embrace the cryptocurrency movement – 11.16.17

A year ago, China accounted for 90 percent of all bitcoin trade. But since Beijing banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) and regulators started to crackdown on bitcoin exchanges in September, another Asian powerhouse has swooped in to embrace the crypto movement.  READ MORE

 

Wall Street Ready For Bitcoin Futures Introduction – 11.15.17

In an interview with CNBC yesterday, The CEO of the CME Group confirmed that they are set to launch Bitcoin futures trading by mid-December.  READ MORE

 

Software Firm SAP Accepts 27 New Members To Its Blockchain Program – 11.15.17

Major German software firm SAP has accepted 27 new members to its collaborative Blockchain program. The new members came from various industries such as retail, pharmaceuticals, logistics, public services and telecommunication. READ MORE

 

Zimbabweans turn to bitcoin as cryptocurrency value soars to $13,500 – 11.15.17

Bitcoin surged in value to $13,500 in Zimbabwe after the country’s armed forces seized power on Wednesday. READ MORE

 

Parity Team Publishes Postmortem on $160 Million Ether Freeze – 11.15.17

he team behind the Parity ethereum software client has released new details on how a critical code flaw resulted in the freezing of $160 million worth of ether. READ MORE

 

Turning Tide? Bitcoin Tops $7,000 As Price Pushes Up – 11.15.17

Bitcoin is maintaining a bid tone today, with prices testing the $7,000 mark.  READ MORE

 

Why Financial Regulators Should Study Cryptocurrencies? – 11.15.17

With the growing interest in cryptocurrencies, many regulators turn to bashing ICOs and Blockchain in general. However, Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Financial Markets Strategy Department Executive Director Yao Loong Ng took a different stance and encourages regulators around the world to have the fiduciary duty to learn about initial coin offerings (ICO) and digital currencies. Ng even highlights that the developments around ICOs and virtual currencies can serve as lessons for regulators. READ MORE

 

Millions, Billions, or Trillions? – 11.15.17

21 Inc. is the current highest raising Bitcoin startup in the market.  But they weren’t always “21” because they started out as 21E6, an allusion to the theoretical maximum number of bitcoins from block rewards. READ MORE

 

 

The Surprises Edition: Ethereum, PayPal And The Fed – 11.24.17

The news was full of surprises this week…Ethereum hiccupped, PayPal pushed into India (and into a direct competition with a hometown hero) and The Federal Reserve decided to take on a reset of digital payments. READ MORE

 

Bottom in Place? Bitcoin’s Price Needs to Consolidate – 11.24.17

As of writing, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is changing hands for $6,495, as per the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index. According to CoinMarketCap, the bitcoin-U.S. dollar (BTC/USD) exchange rate has dropped by 1.74 percent in the last 24 hours. READ MORE

Forty Seven Bank – The Decentralized Universal Bank Connecting Cryptocurrencies And Fiat Seamlessly – 11.24.17

Forty Seven Bank is a revolutionary idea in the world of financial services. The platform projects itself as a modern universal bank designed to benefits users of both cryptocurrencies and traditional fiat currencies (cash). READ MORE

 

Cryptocurrency Mining Sales Cool in Q3, Says Nvidia – 11.24.17

Chip maker Nvidia said this week that it will remain “nimble” in its approach to cryptocurrencies, even as it reports a quarter-over-quarter decline in revenue for related products. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin Bankruptcy Wasn’t Really a Bust – 11.24.17

In 2014, Mt. Gox — “Magic: The Gathering Online eXchange,” which grew from that improbable name into at one point the world’s largest bitcoin exchange — suffered the fate of all bitcoin exchanges, and had its bitcoins stolen. Since then everyone has just gotten used to the idea that all bitcoin exchanges get their bitcoins stolen, but at the time it was kind of a big deal; Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan, where it was based, and customers lost something like 750,000 bitcoins, worth about $500 million at the time.  READ MORE

 

Ethereum Classic Beats All But Bitcoin Cash As Price Tops $18 – 11.24.17

Ethereum Classic (ETC) is the second best-performing cryptocurrency Saturday as 15% price increases precede the Ethereum Classic Summit. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin could hit the mainstream in about six to eight months, says former fund manager – 11.24.17

Major financial firms could be offering cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as investment options in the next six to eight months, according to a former fund manager turned crypto investor, Mike Novogratz. READ MORE

 

The amount of ether frozen in digital wallets is worth $162 million — which is less than initially feared – 11.24.17

A novice hacker’s goof that last week locked some consumers out of being able to access their stores of ether, a cryptocurrency, wasn’t as bad as initially feared.  READ MORE

 

What Is Ethereum? (an ether primer) – 11.9.17

If you’ve heard about Ethereum, you probably know it as another decidedly volatile digital currency, a la Bitcoin. But if that’s all you know about it, you could be overlooking one of the most significant developments in digital infrastructure in decades. READ MORE

 

How To Grow And Protect Your Cryptocurrency Wallet – 11.9.17

The complexities of crytocurrencies can be confusing to even the most seasoned digital trader. And while experts agree that the best way to comprehend the system is to use it, it’s wise to do some preliminary safety research, so that you’re not vulnerable when you step into the market place.  READ MORE

 

The ‘voodoo economics’ of cryptos, from the 23-year-old who created Ethereum – 11.9.17

Sure, coming from any number of bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.20%  critics, those comments would be expected. But coming from the guy who invented the second most valuable crypto before he even turned 20 years old? READ MORE

 

‘Irrational exuberance’ in ICOs but the tech is here to stay, Ethereum co-founder says – 11.9.17

There is “irrational exuberance” in the initial coin offering (ICO) market and it’s a technology that’s here to stay, the co-founder of Ethereum said Wednesday. READ MORE

 

Citigroup CEO: Bitcoin Threat Will Give Rise to State Cryptocurrencies – 11.9.17

Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat has predicted that state-sponsored digital currencies will arise from the threat posed by bitcoin. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin price is dependent on maintaining a shortage: Greenspan – 11.9.17

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Wall Street Exec Sued for Role in Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Scheme – 11.9.17

Four investors in GAW Miners have sued Stuart A. Fraser for his role at the defunct crypto business, following a guilty plea of wire fraud by his longtime partner, Josh Garza. READ MORE

 

Ether Shrugs Off Parity Concerns As Price Climbs to Three-Week High – 11.9.17

The price of ether, ethereum’s native token, is gaining altitude today. At press time, the ether-U.S. dollar (ETH/USD) exchange rate is at $322. As per CoinMarketCap, ether has gained 6.8 percent in the last 24 hours. Week-on-week, the cryptocurrency is up 11.92 percent, while on a monthly basis, it is carrying 5.6 percent gain. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin staring down $8,000, Goldman Sachs says – 11.7.17

Bitcoin has surged since the CME (CME)  announced that it would introduce a bitcoin futures contract, adding legitimacy to an investment vehicle that has some vocal opponents. READ MORE

 

Exchange operators believe in cryptocurrencies – 11.7.17

The major futures exchanges believe in the development of cryptocurrency trading and will push on with launching exchange traded funds that allow investors to trade in them, stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets Inc’s Chief Executive said on Tuesday. READ MORE

Bitcoin has no future because of its anonymity, SocGen CEO says – 11.7.17

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are unlikely to survive long-term as governments scramble to regulate them, according to the chief executive of French banking giant Societe Generale. READ MORE

Should investors start paying more attention to cryptocurrencies? – 11.7.17

Cryptocurrencies are essentially “New Money,” backed by independently operated computers and user faith in an open source algorithm, that runs on blockchain technology. According to MIT Technology Review, “A blockchain is a shared, permanent, encrypted dataset, created by a network of computers according to a set of software rules.” Understanding the operation of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies (e.g. bitcoin) can be daunting. Yet, they have become central to the discussion of investing and technology, so it’s time to dive in. READ MORE

Someone ‘Accidentally’ Locked Away $300M Worth of Other People’s Ethereum Funds – 11.7.17

On Tuesday, a single user permanently locked down dozens of digital wallets containing nearly $300 million dollars worth of ether, the unit of exchange on the Ethereum platform, allegedly by accident.  READ MORE

We askedethereum users how it changed their life, here’s how they responded – 11.7.17

Nearly 2,000 people descended on Cancún last week for DevCon, an annual conference for developers organized by the Ethereum Foundation. This was the third DevCon and the biggest yet, with more than double the number of attendees. The soaring price of ether, the cryptocurrency that’s transacted on the ethereum blockchain, has rewarded them richly in the last year. Ether was trading around $300 the week of DevCon3, or about 2,900% higher than in September 2016, during the second conference. READ MORE

 

Malaysia’s Securities Watchdog Plans Cryptocurrency Regulations – 11.7.17

Malaysia’s securities regulator has revealed it is planning a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. READ MORE

India’s central bank is shutting the door on bitcoin and other crypto-currencies – 11.7.17

Crypto-currencies may be one of the most intriguing subjects in the world of finance right now but they have failed to impress India’s central bank. READ MORE

Amazon Subsidiary Registers Cryptocurrency and Ethereum Domains – 11.3.17

E-commerce giant Amazon has registered three cryptocurrency-related web domains, online records show. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin Is the ‘Very Definition’ of a Bubble, Credit Suisse CEO Says – 11.3.17

The speculation around bitcoin is the “very definition of a bubble,” Credit Suisse Group AG Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam said as the currency exceeded $7,000 for the first time. READ MORE

 

Blockchain Startup With Disney Roots Completes $13.7 Million ICO – 11.3.17

Dragonchain, the blockchain startup that began as a Disney prototype, has raised approximately $13.7 million in an initial coin offering (ICO). READ MORE

 

Future of Digital Currency May Not Involve Blockchains – 11.3.17

Although it may be hard to imagine, cryptocurrencies are far older than Blockchain technology. Most of us look at Bitcoin as the first cryptocurrency, although it is only the first Blockchain-based currency. Cryptocurrencies like B-Money and BitGold existed prior to Bitcoin, however, these didn’t really go far, especially when judged against Bitcoin. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin passes $7,300 – 11.2.17

Bitcoin is surging on Thursday morning, shooting past $7,000 per coin on Thursday morning for the first time ever. READ MORE

 

SEC warns celebs about legal dangers of bitcoin endorsements – 11.2.17

When celebrities endorse things on social media, a lot of people tend to take their word for it. Now that some of them have also begun endorsing a controversial means of crowdfunding called “initial coin offering” or ICO, which was recently banned in China and South Korea, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has had to step in with a warning. READ MORE

 

Banks are staying away from bitcoin ‘bubble’ due to money laundering, Credit Suisse CEO says – 11.2.17

Banks have “little or no appetite” to get involved with bitcoin and cryptocurrencies due to fears of a bubble and illicit activity associated with it, the chief executive of Credit Suisse said Thursday. READ MORE

 

New Zealand Regulator: Cryptocurrencies Are Securities – 11.2.17

New Zealand’s finance regulator has released new guidance on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. In a statement published last week, the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FMA) outlined the ways in which token sales would be covered under national law. Notably, the regulator said that, in its view, any cryptocurrency or ICO-derived token would be considered a security. READ MORE

US Government Research Lab Eyes Blockchain in Energy Data Tests – 10.31.17

A research lab within the U.S. Department of Energy has revealed it is exploring the application of blockchain in managing next-generation power grids. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin Turns 9 and Has Evolved into a Global Currency Already – 10.31.17

Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of bitcoin, released the bitcoin whitepaper 9 years ago, on October 31. Since then, based on every indicator imaginable, bitcoin has evolved into a major global currency, store of value, and safe haven asset. READ MORE

 

CME To Launch Bitcoin Futures By Year End, Prices Surge – 10.31.17

Cryptocurrencies has taken a big step into the mainstream investment world as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange prepares to launch a Bitcoin futures contract by the end of the year. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin Value Exceeds $6K And Hits $100B Market Cap – 10.31.17

As of today (Oct. 31), every Bitcoin will be worth approximately$6,125, according to reports from Bloomberg. The value of the digital currency has hit new highs after exceeding the $5,000 and $6,000 price points for the first times earlier this month. READ MORE

 

China’s Bitcoin Curtain Call a ‘Watershed Moment’, Says Huobi Founder – 10.31.17

As Chinese bitcoin exchange Huobi suspends local CNY trading today, the ‘big three’ trading platform is looking at pastures beyond China. READ MORE

 

Europol: Zcash, Monero and Ethereum Follow Bitcoin in Cybercrime – 10.31.17

Europol, the law enforcement agency of the European Union (EU), has warned that the virtual currencies Zcash, Monero, and Ethereum are increasingly being used in the digital underground market. The agency, however, reiterated that the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin is still the preferred currency in cybercrime. READ MORE

 

Despite Korean ‘Ban’, Bithumb Adds Zcash – 10.31.17

Bithumb, one of the largest exchanges in the world, as in Korea where it’s based, has added one of the more private digital currencies, Zcash, to its platform. READ MORE

Ethereum is the silver of cryptocurrencies — and that’s a good thing – 10.27.17

The Silver/Gold ratio is a solid way to measure risk appetite for precious metals. Similarly, the key to profits in Ethereum has been following the relative strength vs Bitcoin. READ MORE

UK Treasury: Cryptocurrencies Pose Low Terrorist Financing Risk – 10.27.17

The U.K. government’s economic and finance ministry has released a new policy document stating that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin pose a “low risk” for terrorist financing. READ MORE

UBS CEO ‘not necessarily’ a believer in cryptocurrencies, but he likes blockchain – 10.27.17

Cryptocurrencies still need to be “defined” but the technology behind them will be pivotal in transforming the financial services, the chief executive of Swiss lender UBS said Friday. READ MORE

D3 Unveiled: Russian Depository Seeks Big Money Investors for Crypto Tokens – 10.27.17

Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) has revealed new details about its plan to build a blockchain-based depository for safeguarding crypto assets. READ MORE

Should You Invest in Cryptocurrency? – 10.27.17

Investing is one of the best things you can do to provide financial security for your future. One good reason to invest is so that you can retire comfortably and still have income. Another is to ensure you can provide for yourself and your life partner should something happen to either of you. But should you invest in cryptocurrency? READ MORE

Bitcoin’s creator may be worth $6 billion — but people still don’t know who it is – 10.27.17

One of the biggest mysteries in the technology world is the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the computer programmer who invented the digital currency bitcoin. READ MORE

UBS CEO: Blockchain to Play ‘Big Role’ in Reshaping Industry – 10.27.17

Add the CEO of Swiss banking giant UBS to the “blockchain not bitcoin” crowd. In a new interview with CNBC this week, Sergio Ermotti expressed doubt about cryptocurrencies, stating that the role of the technology still “needs to be defined.” READ MORE

Mastercard CEO Attacks Bitcoin – 10.26.17

Mastercard president and CEO Ajay Banga has broadly dismissed all non-governmental cryptocurrencies as ‘junk’ in a media interview. READ MORE

The largest options exchange in the US is moving in on a $1.6 billion bitcoin opportunity – 10.26.17

Bitcoin represents a $1.6 billion revenue opportunity for Wall Street’s exchanges. That’s according to a wide-ranging report on cryptocurrencies by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which said exchanges could benefit from a “significant revenue stream” from bitcoin. And one exchange group has moved to the front of the queue to take advantage of this potential opportunity.  READ MORE

Singapore aims to finish its own cryptocurrency trial next year – 10.26.17

Singapore will conclude its experiment with blockchain technology and its own digital currency next year before deciding whether to commercialize the trial, the country’s regulator has told CNBC. READ MORE

Jeff Garzik’s New Altcoin Will ‘Jump’ Blockchains to Avoid Infighting Fallout – 10.26.17

Principal SegWit2x developer Jeff Garzik has announced he is already working on a new separate cryptocurrency called Metronome. As Bloomberg reports Tuesday, Garzik is seeking to create the altcoin – which unlike 2x will not be a fork of Bitcoin – as the first of its kind to ‘jump’ between different Blockchains. READ MORE

Introduction to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrencies – 10.25.17

Bitcoin is a digital currency; a digital form of money. The concept may be simple, but the details surrounding it are a bit more complex. Let’s slow down and unpack the concepts. READ MORE

 

Ethereum, Bitcoin Prices Lead $3 Billion Market Decline – 10.25.17

The cryptocurrency markets posted a multibillion-dollar decline on Wednesday, with the vast majority of top-tier coins posting minor declines. The bitcoin price ticked down to $5,631 after threatening to press lower, while the ethereum price dropped back below $300 after achieving that mark the day before. READ MORE

 

Singapore Has No Plans to Regulate Cryptocurrency – 10.25.17

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank and financial regulator, will not regulate cryptocurrencies but will “expect” intermediaries to implement anti-money laundering controls, according to MAS managing director Ravi Menon. READ MORE

 

Blockchain Unites Rivals Singapore and Hong Kong – 10.25.17

The central banks and financial regulators of Singapore and Hong Kong have inked a cooperation agreement to strengthen FinTech ties and work on a blockchain trade finance project. READ MORE

 

Tokyo to Accelerate Blockchain Startups – 10.25.17

The government of Tokyo is organizing a new blockchain-focused startup, which is set to officially start in January. Tokyo Metropolitan Government is working with Japanese think tank Nomura Research Institute (NRI) on the “Blockchain Business Camp Tokyo,” the third iteration of a series of accelerator programs that have focused on emerging technologies. The accelerator program is seeking companies based outside of Japan that are focused on applications in areas like supply chain, Internet of Things and capital markets infrastructure, among others. READ MORE

 

Overstock to Launch ICO Next Month – 10.25.17

Overstock.com subsidiary tØ has formally announced an initial coin offering (ICO), set to begin next month. Debuted at the Money2020 conference in Las Vegas, the ICO will be facilitated via the sale of Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs), a model that was previously used in token sales like the one for filecoin, which raised more than $200 million. READ MORE

 

“Of course it’s a bubble”: Ethereum cofounder Joe Lubin isn’t worried about a crash – 10.25.17

For Wall Street analysts and investors trying to figure out whether cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether are destined to deflate, Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin has an answer for you: yes. READ MORE

 

Ethereum hits a one-month low

The price of ether fell to a one-month low today. The ether-US dollar (ETH/USD) exchange rate slid to $275, its lowest level since Sept. 23, according to available market data. The cryptocurrency is currently trading at around $285. READ MORE

 

Kazakhstan announces plans to create national cryptocurrency

Kazakhstan could be the next nation to develop its own cryptocurrency thanks to a new partnership with Maltese firm Exante. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis

Research shows that big institutional money is currently staying out of Bitcoin. Should this worry us or keep us from trading cryptocurrencies? We don’t think so. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin’s Race to $100 Billion

There is no official measurement of a market bubble, but one could be the speed and force of the rise, a technique borrowed from the physical realm. Dot-com stocks rose 680 percent from the beginning of 1996 to the end of March 2000. Bitcoin has risen nearly 825 percent in the past year alone, to about $5,700. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin is not a classic bubble, but still be ‘suspicious,’ says investing expert William Bernstein

Bitcoin doesn’t show textbook signs of a bubble yet, but there are other reasons not to buy it, says investing expert William J. Bernstein. The digital currency has “no intrinsic value,” Bernstein said in a phone interview with CNBC.com last week. It’s “awfully suspicious on that criteria alone.” READ MORE

 

List of top virtual currencies in 2017 and what differentiates them

With more than 1,100 cryptocurrencies and a total market cap of approximately $150 billion circulating in the market today, this ‘next-gen gold’ has taken the financial world by storm. READ MORE

 

Zimbabwe Panic Sends Bitcoin Over $6000 – Bitcoin Now Bigger Than Goldman Sachs

Cryptocurrencies are broadly higher this morning with Bitcoin leading the way to new record highs at $6000 – nearing $100 Billion market cap, bigger than Goldman Sachs – as demand from Zimbabwe soars (and Spanish concerns see activity rise). READ MORE

 

A cryptocurrency raised $400 million to avoid bitcoin’s “civil war” 

Tezos was one of the biggest initial coin offerings (ICOs) of the last year. It raised $232 million in July with a utopian pitch: to create “a new digital commonwealth.” READ MORE

 

Industries That Are Nailing Blockchain Already

The cryptocurrency market has been experiencing exponential growth throughout 2017. With Ethereum making the jump from $40 to $320 at the time of writing, and Bitcoin shattering previous records with all-time highs, plus eight other cryptocurrencies with a total market capitalization over $1 bln, the entire ecosystem has reached a market value of over $170 bln. READ MORE

 

The New Blockchain Trend That Could Transform Business

In recent months a new hot topic has emerged in the blockchain and financial technology communities: initial coin offerings (ICOs). Regulators from the U.S. to China are taking notice. My general rule for technology is simple: When regulators care about it, so should you. READ MORE

 

Leading Expert Says Bitcoin Will Soar Above $25,000 in 5 Years

More and more experts believe that the value of Bitcoin will only continue to go higher in the next couple of years. One expert finds it’s very likely bitcoin could replace gold as the standard of financial value, for a per unit price of $25,000. READ MORE

 

The History of Ethereum

Ethereum (ETH) creates much debate in the crpytocurrency world about whether or not the taking over of Bitcoin is possible. Since its inception in 2014, ETH radiates an aurora of trust and hope about being the golden standard for cryptocurrency. READ MORE

 

Ripple Price Forecast

On Tuesday, Ripple announced that it had reached an important milestone: 100 financial institutions on its enterprise blockchain. (Source: “Ripple’s Blockchain Network Is Now More Than 100 Strong,” Ripple, October 10, 2017.) READ MORE

 

Russia’s Largest Bank Joins Ethereum Alliance

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance just welcomed its first Russian bank. After signing up more than 100 businesses to build enterprise distributed ledger technology compatible with the ethereum blockchain, the group has added Sberbank, the nation’s largest bank, to its growing list. READ MORE

 

Open Money plans to make the Ethereum ecosphere go mainstream

Everybody in the cryptocurrency world knows about Ethereum. With a market capitalisation of over $28bn (£21.2bn), they are the second biggest fish (after Bitcoin) in a cryptocurrency pond of over $142bn. However, chances are if you mention their name outside the cryptocurrency and financial sectors, people will likely respond with a perplexed, confused look on their faces. READ MORE

 

Bitcoin is a ‘speculative bubble’ that is unlikely to ever be real currency, says UBS

BITCOIN has been dismissed by investment bank UBS as a “speculative bubble” that is unlikely to ever become a mainstream currency. READ MORE

 

Here’s Why Investors Are Rushing Into the Cryptomarkets

LONDON — A blind investment in every initial coin offering (ICO) to date, including those that have failed, would have generated an average return of 1,320% for investors, according to a new report. READ MORE

 

Russia Issues First Nation-Backed Cryptocurrency

Russia has announced plans to launch a nationalized cryptocurrency called CryptoRuble, citing competitive advantage by being the first of its kind in Europe, and as state-controlled digital money in the light of an increasingly digital economy. READ MORE

 

Blockchain Will Change Health Care (for the Better)

Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency of the digital age, has captured the attention of the general public primarily because of the dramatic rise in its value. What most people do not realize is that Bitcoin’s rapid growth has demonstrated the value of “blockchain technology.” This new technology can and will transform industries, including health care. Here’s how: READ MORE

 

Ethereum completes major upgrade

Blockchain-based platform Ethereum has successfully updated its code with a planned hard fork, as part of its Ethereum Improvement Protocols (EIPs), which aim to improve the platform as a whole. READ MORE

 

Ben Bernanke Thinks Bitcoin will Fail

Ben Bernanke, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve who toughed it out during the Great Recession, doesn’t thing too much about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general.  READ MORE

 

Polkadot passes the $140M mark to link private and public blockchains

Polkadot is a project which has emerged from the Blockchain world, and was designed to do something increasingly important.

In effect, Polkadot is the interchange and translator between multiple blockchains which creative people developing on the Ethereum blockchain have been looking for in order to build a wealth new projects and infrastructure. READ MORE