R3 Issues Buterin’s "Ethereum Platform Review" Papers–Opportunities and Challenges for Private and Consortium Blockchains

Ethereum holds a top position among the promising blockchain platforms being investigated by R3, the financial innovation consortium that includes more than 50 of the world’s leading banks. Recently R3 commissioned Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin to write a report on Ethereum design, upcoming technical developments and applications in private systems. Buterin’s report, titled “Ethereum: Platform […]

Japan’s Biggest Bank Confirms Digital Currency Tests

 Japanese banking giant Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has confirmed experiments on the rumored “MUFJ Coin”, a digital currency that could soon become the world’s first ever digital currency issued by a major bank. A spokesman for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has, in a statement to Reuters, confirmed that the bank is experimenting on a “coin” issued by […]

MGT Capital Rebrands, Adds Bitcoin Heavyweights to Advisory Board

MGT Capital Investments, a New York-based firm, is renaming itself to “John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc.,” in honor of its incoming CEO and Chairman, the recent Libertarian presidential contender and consumer computer security pioneer, John McAfee. At the same time, the investment company is bringing on at least two of the most recognized names in […]

Bitcoin Price Holding Ahead Of Fed

The bitcoin price chart has reclaimed position above the $680 (Bitstamp) price level. For now it looks like further correction is ruled out. A Fed rates announcement, later today, hangs over global markets. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive […]