|August 27th, 2016||The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers? - CoinDesk|
What do all these exchanges have in common? More than 130,000 BTC ($73,818,875 at today's prices) has collectively been stolen from them in 2016. Hacks and heists at bitcoin exchanges happen so often that it's becoming less surprising when a new one ...
|August 27th, 2016||Public blockchains gaining acceptance at Bank of Japan’s Payment and Settlement Forum|
A summary of the Bank of Japan Forum on Payment and Settlement systems, released on Friday, revealed that public blockchains were discussed in a positive light. Banks and financial institutions typically focus on projects using private blockchains, where a greater amount of privacy and control can be held by the issuer. Their public counterparts, such as Bitcoin’s blockchain, are usually sidelined.
|August 27th, 2016||Satoshi Citadel Industries Acquires Bitcoin Based Investment App, Keza - newsBTC|
Satoshi Citadel Industries, the Philippines-based Bitcoin company has added yet another feather to its cap. The company has recently announced the acquisition of Keza, a Silicon Valley-based Bitcoin investment company that allowed Bitcoin users to ...
|August 27th, 2016||Baidu's Move to Ban Bitcoin Related Ads from Its Network Raises ... - newsBTC|
The Chinese search engine giant and Google's rival, Baidu has suddenly decided to suspend all cryptocurrency related advertisements on its platform.
|August 26th, 2016||What The Heck Is Bitcoin? The Law Struggles For An Answer - Forbes|
A recent court decision has thrown up even more confusion about the legal status of digital currency. A state judge in Florida dismissed criminal charges against a man accused of selling $2,000 in Bitcoin. An undercover police officer had posed as a ...and more »
|August 26th, 2016||Bitmain to Release New Bitcoin Miner in Bid to Attract Hobbyists - CoinDesk|
China-based Bitmain let slip today it will soon release its latest bitcoin mining rig, the R4, which it believes will be powerful enough to "bring mining back home". Representatives for Bitmain said in an email to CoinDesk that the R4 is "the second ...
|August 26th, 2016||Did Ethereum's Fork Validate Bitcoin Block Size Conservatism? - CoinDesk|
After all, bitcoin aims to provide an uncensorable digital currency, while ethereum seeks to serve as a platform for decentralized applications. However, given that a decision made last month has effectively split ethereum into two competing ...
|August 25th, 2016||Financial Institutions to test Utility Settlement Coin|
Deutsche Bank, Santander, ICAP, BNY Mellon, UBS, and Clearmatics recently announced plans to test UBS' Utility Settlement Coin (USC) in a real-world market environment.
|August 23rd, 2016||Hitachi and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi start testing blockchain technology for electronic check processing in Singapore|
|August 23rd, 2016||Ransomware is growing quickly but Chainalysis expects arrests soon|
It’s no secret that crypto-ransomware has become a huge problem for cybersecurity over the last few years. The powerful tools typically encrypt files on an infected computer, and extort a bitcoin ransom from victims.
|August 20th, 2016||Five Standout Start-Ups Focused Upon Blockchain Trade Finance|
In Trade Finance there’s a lot of activity. HSBC and Bank of America are working with HyperLedger; R3 is trialling with 15 banks based upon Corda; Ripple is working with Standard Chartered and DBS; and JPMorgan have been developing a trade finance trial with Digital Asset Holdings.These are platforms and industry developments, but there are a number of standout companies developing specific solutions as start-ups focused upon blockchain distributed ledgers for trade finance. In this case, I’m going to pick out five that have grabbed my attention, although there are seven other contenders for the crown.
|August 20th, 2016||Major stock exchange completes blockchain trial for replacement settlement system|
Australia’s largest Stock Exchange, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), recently published its Annual Report, revealing the company's progress and near-future plans for its blockchain, or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), projects.ASX is one of the world’s leading financial markets, with a total market capitalization of around $1.5 trillion. Employing a team of 530 people, their customers include 6.7 million share owners, 180 participants and, according to the annual report, 2,204 listed companies and issuers.