The Bitcoin block size and scaling debate has been one of the most highly anticipated discussions amongst cryptocurrency enthusaists since early 2015. Now, the next second best thing in the crypto industry is Ethereum. Ethereum is another crypto-platform for creating blockchain-based applications and smart contracts. Even though Ethereum was not originally designed to be a […]
What’s the big idea behind Ethereum? Developer Travis Patron gives his take.
Two thousand fifteen was the year fintech – including blockchain technology – entered the “mainstream,” signified by a groundswell of venture capital (VC) investment. More than $13.8 billion in venture capital (VC) was invested in a variety of fintech companies globally, more than twice the amount invested in 2014, according to “The Pulse of Fintech […]
Bitcoin evangelist and journalist Chris DeRose examines both the promise and problems related to smart contracts.
It would appear as if Microsoft is trying to make a push for replacing Bitcoin with Ethereum across all of their offerings. One the one hand, the company, is pushing hard to promote their Ethereum blockchain-as-a-service product while they have also partially removed Bitcoin payment support from the Microsoft Store. Some people see this as […]
Who’s leading the Hyperledger blockchain project? CoinDesk profiles the 11 members of its Technical Steering Committee.
Bitcoin blockchain mining infrastructure providerBitFury has announced it has made a strategic investment in the universal African Bitcoin exchangeBitPesa. Founded in 2013, BitPesa sees itself as an easy way for businesses and individuals worldwide to buy and sell local African currencies through Bitcoin to Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania with the monetary settlement taking place directly […]
Andrew Poelstra is a mathematician at Blockstream and was recently part of a panel discussion on improvements for Bitcoin at the 2016 MIT Bitcoin Expo. During the panel, Poelstra discussed Confidential Transactions, which is a privacy-enhancing feature he has been working on with Blockstream co-founders and Bitcoin Core contributors Greg Maxwell and Pieter Wuille. One […]
The Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei reported in early March that the country’s parliament, the Diet, will soon vote on a set of Bitcoin regulations to be put forward by the ruling cabinet. The regulations proposed by Finance Minister Taro Aso of the ruling Liberal Democratic cabinet would classify Bitcoin as a currency, impose new requirements on […]
BitStamp detected yet another scam targeting Bitcoin users. Much publicized, the Bitcoin community has faced threats from hackers and other plays for years. Oftentimes, phishing attacks have been used to trick users into giving up their coins to criminal elements. Other times, ransomware attacks have opened the door to a new realm of cyber attack. […]