BitFiniti: Industry Meets Blockchain in Miami

This October, a new kind of blockchain conference will debut in Florida. BitFiniti aims to take blockchain from “behind the veil” and showcase the technology to select industries in hopes of raising awareness about the potential of the technology and creating a productive dialogue. The conference, which will be held from October 30 to November 2 at the […]

Wealth and Asset Management Report Predicts Blockchain Use by 2021

A new report from Roubini ThoughtLab has found that over the next five years blockchain use is set to grow by 43 percent. Teaming up with a coalition of leading organizations from the wealth industry, Roubini ThoughtLab conducted a study, titled Wealth and Asset Management 2021: Preparing for Transformative Change. The research looked at extensive quantitative […]

Bitcoin Returns to Its Cypherpunk Roots: An Interview With Lupták and Sip of Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis

First announced on the cryptography mailing list in 2008, Bitcoin was the embodiment of a decade-old cypherpunk vision. A digital currency not controlled by any government, bank, or company existed in the hearts and minds of hackers and cryptographers long before most even considered the concept viable. Since its launch in 2009, Bitcoin ignited a new industry, with […]

Indian Bitcoin Exchange Unocoin Raises a Record $1.5 Million in Funding

Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin has raised $1.5 million in a Pre Series-A funding round, the highest amount raised for any digital currency venture in the country. Unocoin, an Indian bitcoin startup that offers a trading platform for Indian customers to buy, sell and store bitcoins has raised a record $1.5 million in a round of funding, […]

OneCoin Responds to FCA Warning and Police Investigation

The recent warning issued by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom against OneCoin has elicited a response from the company. OneCoin Limited, the company responsible for operating and maintaining the centralized digital currency has expressed its disappointment with the recent developments. The company in its latest release states that the FCA has issued […]

Decentralized Sports Platform FirstBlood Raises 465,312.00 ETH, Set To Improve eSports

FirstBlood, an Ethereum-based, decentralized sports platform based on smart contracts, has raised 465,312.999 ETH in a crowdsale. The FirstBlood app allows eSports fans to compete in games through an automated, decentralized platform. The proceeds from the crowdsale, which lasts through October 24, 2016, will cover the development, release and operation of the decentralized sports platform. […]

Europol Cites Bitcoin, Darknet as Enhancing Cybercrime

Cryptocurrencies, specifically Bitcoin, remain the currency of choice for much of cybercrime, Europol’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2016 report says, adding that whether it is used as payment for criminal services or for receiving payments from extortion victims. Even so, key members of the Bitcoin community, such as exchangers, are increasingly finding themselves […]