Across the US, bitcoin ATMs are finding use among those who operate in the gray areas of commerce
Steam, a platform that offers instant access to games globally, is no longer accepting bitcoin in Russia, according to customers in the country. There was nothing about the change in policy for Russia on the company’s website at the time of this report. Steam’s acceptance of bitcoin in April garnered major attention at the time. Bitcoin […]
Wirex, a bitcoin debit card provider, sent an email to customers today advising them to avoid making transactions on the Wirex platform until it could confirm from that BitGo services have been resumed. The message included a BitGo tweet advising users it was under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. BitGo is a wallet and […]
In this op-ed, Ledger Labs head of operations Josh Stark takes a deep dive into the concept of smart contracts.
European Parliament members (MEPs) voted to take a hands-off approach to regulating blockchain technology, Ars Technica reports. Following the vote, unnamed sources told Ars Technica that European Commission staffers are working hard to understand the distributed ledger technology behind virtual currencies ‒ seven years after the launch of Bitcoin, with venture capital investments now totalling […]
Microsoft has announced that it is collaborating with Blockstack Labs, ConsenSys and developers across the globe on an open source, self-sovereign, blockchain-based identity system that allows people, products, apps and services to interoperate across blockchains, cloud providers and organizations. The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals include giving everyone a legal identity by 2030. As a […]
Bitcoin right now is not really anonymous. While Bitcoin addresses aren’t necessarily linked to real-world identities, they can be. Monitoring the unencrypted peer-to-peer network, analysis of the public blockchain, and Know Your Customer (KYC) policy or Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulation can reveal a lot about who’s using Bitcoin, and for what. This is not great […]
Blockchain Summit 2016 is here. From June 4th through June 7th many thought leaders of blockchain tech will converge on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island. No doubt idea exchange will be flowing. So too will the irony that the future of blockchain, a tech that is defined by enabling trustless exchange, is being discussed on […]
When Chinese financial giant Ping An joined R3CEV last week the blockchain consortium added a gateway to the second largest economy in the world.
Bitcoin prices surged nearly 20% during the week ending 3rd June, rising to its highest point in 20 months. But what was the cause of the increase?