He's scribbling a series of 12 words on the blue paper handed to him by one of the two women at the other side of the desk. Marco is his name. Graying hair, blue jeans, and still wearing the fat, black winter coat that protected him against the cold Alpine air outside, he just drove 80 kilometers
Bitcoin development took a major step forward this week when Lightning Labs announced the first beta release of the much anticipated “Lightning” protocol for Bitcoin, while also raising $2.5 million to fund continued development.Meanwhile, cryptocurrency and ICO regulation stories have continued to dominate
The new TREZOR model T, a hardware cryptocurrency wallet developed by SatoshiLabs, is the second generation of SatoshiLabs’ popular TREZOR hardware wallet family. The Model T was announced in November 2017, on the ninth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper and made available for pre-order
Lesser-known cryptocurrencies like Binance Coin and VeChain managed to score gains this week, despite the broader market sell-off.
Blockchain technology’s immense potential, while well-documented, continues to get lost in the hype surrounding the increasing value of cryptocurrencies and the oft-astronomical raises of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Though it has ushered in one the most disruptive technologies in decades, the distributed
In 2015, Bitcoin developers Jake Yocom-Piatt and David Collins were getting frustrated with Bitcoin. The way they saw it, although Bitcoin started off as a decentralized system, over time, miners and a select group of developers had gained too much control over the protocol. In an attempt to create a
Like a car accelerating onto a highway on-ramp, the trajectory of blockchain technology continues to move at a rapid pace. Amid talk of crypto price volatility and initial coin offerings, a number of promising distributed applications continue to take shape, disrupting the landscape.One novel initiative
Today, March 15, Lightning Labs announced lnd 0.4-beta, the first beta release of the Lightning software implementation spearheaded by the development company. This makes lnd the first ever Lightning implementation to be marked as beta, meaning that the development team deems it to be feature complete
Mobile wallet startup Abra has today announced it is expanding the number of cryptocurrencies it supports to 20 from just two currently.
South Korean prosecutors reportedly raided the offices of three cryptocurrency exchanges on suspicion of siphoning off funds from customers' accounts.
Bitcoin looks set to revisit November lows after dropping below $8,000, but a minor corrective rally looks to be in the offing beforehand.
On March 14, 2018, the House Financial Committee held a hearing entitled “Examining the Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets.” This was the first hearing in which members of the U.S. Congress, specifically a subcommittee on capital markets, securities and ICO markets, addressed cryptocurrencies and ICOs.
Foreign currency exchange company OFX (ASX:OFX) today announced the launch of a developer portal, designed to provide the global developer community with easy access to the company’s new Payments API.
The Brave browser and its Basic Attention Token (BAT) just added another verified mainstream publisher to its list of partners.According to original posts on Reddit, the Washington Post recently integrated with Brave to accept contributions in BAT on its website. As such, the Post ’s readers can now
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) appears to be taking steps to eliminate some of the ambiguity surrounding the status of ICOs as money services businesses (MSBs). On March 6, 2018, FinCEN released a letter it sent in February to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (the “Wyden Letter”). The letter
The exponential growth of blockchain technology worldwide has been well documented. According to the data-gathering site Statistica, the global market for blockchain technology is expected to continue its growth, expanding to an estimated $2.3 billion by 2021.On the heels of this rapid growth trajectory
The bulls' failure to capitalize on bitcoin's recent price recovery has left the doors open for a sharp sell-off to February lows.
New York State Assembly legislator Ron Kim (D-40) has unveiled a bill that intends to protect cryptocurrency investors and ease the bureaucratic burden on crypto-related businesses. It’s the first comprehensive cryptocurrency bill in New York to make it past studies and commissions and into the hands
Having already expanded its China-based ASIC chip manufacturing into Switzerland and Canada, Bitmain is looking to add a facility to the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.According to companies-numbers.com, the co-founder of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, is the sole governing person behind Ant Creek
Proof of Work (PoW) mining operations, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, use a tremendous amount of energy and generate a tremendous amount of waste heat. Qarnot is one of a number of growing companies that has found a way to turn that waste heat into controlled heating for the home or office.The new Qarnot