Bitcoin-Centric Investor Digital Currency Group Sees Investment from Western Union

Frequent bitcoin- and blockchain-focused investment firm Digital Currency Group now sees Western Union as an investor in a new funding round. Money-transfer giant Western Union is Digital Currency Group’s newest investor, in a new funding round. Digital Currency Group (DCG) is also welcoming new investors to the firm in Beijing-based HCM International Co., a subsidiary […]

The Inner Workings of Decentralized Crypto Exchange EtherEx

For cryptocurrency enthusiasts, there are quite a few options where they can do business in regards to trading and exchanging one type of digital currency for another via a digital exchange. Some exchanges offer sophisticated trading options with limiting, stop order and more. However, for most exchanges, the process of what goes on between trading […]

Bitcoin Price Wings Cut By Market

Bitcoin price has recovered from sell-off lows at $434 and 2800 CNY today. Can the market bounce price through resistance and continue to new highs? Or has yesterday’s lack of commitment at a critical moment cut bitcoin’s price wings? This analysis is provided by with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not […]

Smart Contracts Described by Nick Szabo 20 Years Ago Now Becoming Reality

Smart contract technology is booming with the release of Ethereum and programming languages such as Solidity and Serpent, that have made contracts much simpler to build and deploy. The idea has been around for a long time, though. Nick Szabo, the cryptographer known for his research on digital currency, wrote an article about smart contracts […]

Estonia Financial Agency Stops Two Year Long Investigation of Bitcoin Trader

The Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit on Friday stopped its investigation of a Bitcoin trader in the Northern Baltic European nation. The decision comes after  Otto de Voogd had evidently exercised his right to remain silent over the course of two years.  In February 2014, de Voogd’s announced it “temporarily stopped trading due to threats […]

The Blockchain for Healthcare: Gem Launches Gem Health Network With Philips Blockchain Lab

Gem, a provider of enterprise blockchain solutions, launched Gem Health, a network for developing applications and shared infrastructure for healthcare powered by the Ethereum blockchain, and announced that Philips Blockchain Lab, a research and development center of healthcare giant Philips, is the first major healthcare operator to join the Gem Health network. Gem Health is […]

Gem Launches Blockchain Healthcare Network, Partners with Philips

With the announcement of Gem Health, Gem is continuing their impressive growth in delivering blockchain platforms for smart networks. Gem has always made it clear that they consider healthcare to be an attractive target for their solutions. With this announcement they have taken a large step towards building a “blockchain network for global healthcare.” The goal is for […]