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Bitcoin made an unexpected appearance on an episode of the popular TV series “Shark Tank” this week. Source
Factom, an Austin-based blockchain technology company offering data management and record keeping support for business, announced it is the recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. The intent of this funding is to address one of the world’s most urgent problems — the maintenance of medical records that are secure, readily accessible and […]
Slush Pool to Let Hashers Vote on Segregated Witness Activation: “Mining Pools Should Remain Neutral”
Bitcoin’s oldest mining pool, Slush Pool, will let its miners vote on the Segregated Witness soft fork proposed by Bitcoin Core. By passing this choice down to individual miners that connect to the pool (sometimes also referred to as “hashers”) Slush Pool hopes to remove itself as a decision maker from the equation. Speaking to Bitcoin Magazine, Slush […]
Set to offer an effective block size limit increase, a transaction malleability fix and more, Segregated Witness (SegWit) could soon go live on the Bitcoin network. Starting tonight, miners can signal support for the proposed centerpiece of Bitcoin Core’s scalability roadmap. The soft fork will activate if 95 percent of hash power agrees. But Chinese mining pool ViaBTC, currently representing […]
vDice is the world’s 1st live, Fully Decentralized Gambling Platform using the Ethereum and Blockchain Technology. vDice is the leading blockchain-based betting game for the Ethereum network. The site went live on June 13th, 2016. It has processed almost 10,000 bets to-date. It is a classic ‘SatoshiDICE-style’ betting game, implemented as an Ethereum Smart Contract […]
The guys behind Slock.it are at it again. Source
Months after its core development team was acqui-hired by accommodations startup Airbnb, bitcoin-tipping service ChangeTip is closing its doors. Source