Hyperledger Releases Sawtooth 1.0

Hyperledger is a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology that is hosted by The Linux Foundation. Today, January 30, 2018, sees the release of Sawtooth 1.0, the second active Hyperledger project to reach 1.0, following Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in July 2017. Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying and running distributed ledgers using […]

Cryptocurrency-Friendly Regulations in Belarus Could Attract Foreign Capital and ICOs

At the end of 2017, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a “Digital Economy Development Ordinance,” aimed at developing the country’s IT sector and attracting blockchain technology companies, capital and talent from all over the world. “Belarus becomes the first state in the world which opens up broad opportunities for the use of the blockchain technology,” said […]

What is the Bitcoin Halving? Bitcoin Whiteboard Tuesday

The post What is the Bitcoin Halving? Bitcoin Whiteboard Tuesday appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. What is Halving Bitcoin…No, not having bitcoin…halving Bitcoin. What does it mean? When does it happen? What happens to the value of bitcoin when it does happen? Well, stick around…Here on Bitcoin Whiteboard Tuesday, we’ll answer these questions and more. […]

60 Second Video News Summary – Jan 29, 2018

The post 60 Second Video News Summary – Jan 29, 2018 appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Hi, I’m Nate Martin from 99Bitcoins.com and here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 60 seconds.   Tether, the issuer of the dollar-pegged cryptocurrency USDT, said its relationship with audit firm Friedman LLP has ended. The statement confirms […]

Social Media Platforms Like Twitter Can be Decentralized With Blockchain

Real-life use cases for blockchain technology are not difficult to come by. In the financial sector, we see dozens of efforts in this regard. There are also discussions taking place regarding the role of blockchain in social media. More specifically, platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are somewhat “broken” and too centrally-managed. Disrupting and decentralized […]

IMF’s Lagarde Says That Bitcoin Mining Consumes Too Much Electricity

The post IMF’s Lagarde Says That Bitcoin Mining Consumes Too Much Electricity appeared first on CCN Bitcoin mining is too energy intensive — that’s the message that International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has for advocates of the flagship cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Mining Too Energy Intensive: IMF Director Lagarde Lagarde, who was speaking from […]

Trade with Information on the Otcrit Platform

A new European startup is taking a much-needed approach when it comes to blockchain-based project evaluations. The new crypto-economy is growing with unprecedented speed, but the biggest issue in this industry remains the lack of transparency and authentic information. Otcrit is building a community of researchers, traders, and investors that will have the opportunity to […]