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Coming to your Altcoin soon: Lack of Capacity Causes Congestion on Ethereum

The problem is well known for Bitcoin; there are more transactions than miners can confirm. Now the shortage has reached Ethereum. Especially after popular ICOs, like Status’, the transaction volume is far beyond the network’s capacity. This problem could be… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Wallets and Exchanges: Haven for Cybercriminals?

It is widely known that Bitcoin has enjoyed immense popularity with underground crime markets because of the anonymity associated with financial transactions. Despite becoming mainstream for traditional businesses and everyday consumer commerce, crypto’s nefarious use remains strong, with ransomware and… Continue Reading →

Blockchain to Bring Provable Fairness to Online Gambling

Gambling is considered one of the most ancient traditions found in the humankind regardless of culture or civilization. There are known instances of gambling in the Roman Republic, ancient Egypt, ancient China, and even the Northern Europe. There are numerous… Continue Reading →

Blockchain Startup Colu Launches Digitized Local Pound for East London

Tel Aviv-based blockchain company Colu announced the launch of its second local digital currency in the United Kingdom, named the “Local Pound, East London” (ELP) a digital currency pegged against the British Pound. Colu believes that the key to supporting… Continue Reading →

Declaring Crypto at the U.S. Border: Say What?

With terrorist activity concerns continuing to escalate, four U.S. senators have proposed legislation that would lead to significantly expanded federal government powers to seize citizen money when traveling to or from the United States. On May 25, a bi-partisan congressional… Continue Reading →

Two Mobile Developers Lay the Foundation for an Ethereum-Based Ecosystem For Digital Arts

Matt Hall and John Watkinson, the co-founders of Larva Labs, a mobile app development studio that has created some of the most popular iOS and Android applications, released their latest project called CryptoPunks, an Ethereum-based tokenized ecosystem wherein digital creators… Continue Reading →

Over One Third of Startups in Second Cohort of FCA’s Fintech Sandbox Are Building Blockchain Solutions

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has announced the second cohort of its fintech sandbox on June 15. Out of the 24 startups joining this year’s cohort, nine are developing solutions using blockchain technology, which is a… Continue Reading →

New Zealand Slow to Adopt Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin reached a new all-time high in June when it inched close to the $3,000 mark after an impressive six-month rally that saw the cryptocurrency triple in value. Unsurprisingly, bitcoin has been all over the media in the past few… Continue Reading →

SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

On June 16, Jeff Garzik announced the Alpha release of SegWit2x. After all, miners who have signed the agreement started to signal for its activation, SegWit2x is nearly instantly backed by more than 75 percent of the hash rate. The… Continue Reading →

Regulations Are Making it Difficult for Cybersecurity Firms to Transact in Bitcoin

Due to bitcoin’s pseudo-anonymous nature, which makes it difficult to link transactions to the individuals conducting them, bitcoin has become the new go-to ransom payment method in ransomware attacks. This development has led cybersecurity firms to buy and store bitcoin… Continue Reading →

AIG, IBM, and Standard Chartered Collaborate on First Multinational Smart Contract Insurance Policy

Insurance giant AIG, the commercial bank Standard Chartered, and IBM have announced the successful completion of the pilot of the first ever multinational smart contract insurance policy backed by blockchain technology. The solution was built by IBM and is based… Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrency: A Cross-Border Money Transfer Solution?

Making international remittances fair and simple was among the first use cases invented for Bitcoin. Even though the initial concept of low fees and high-speed transactions is now threatened by the increased load on the network and complete absence of… Continue Reading →

How to Safely Trade Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency has gone a long way from a geek thingy to the protagonist of headlines in mainstream media, which took it less than ten years to accomplish. Blockchain technology that underlies cryptocurrencies has gone even farther and now finds use… Continue Reading →

Self-proclaimed Bitcoin Creator Rushes to Patent the Technology

In the midst of BTC-USD being propelled to dizzying new all-time highs thanks to an unprecedented amount of support and bullish sentiment, two people have partnered together in what seems to be a rapid acquisition of intellectual property around Bitcoin… Continue Reading →

Blockchain Startup Everledger Partners with Singapore Diamond Exchange and Kynetix

Everledger, the London-based startup that uses the blockchain to securely store data and provide provenance for high-value physical assets such as diamonds and artwork, has entered into a partnership with the Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX) and physical commodity markets… Continue Reading →

Litecoin: Supplanting Bitcoin as the Cypherpunk Cryptocurrency?

June 2017 may be remembered as the month that the true ‘flippening’ occurred, from bitcoin to litecoin, precipitated by a Prague-based group promoting and educating the public on crypto-anarchist philosophy. The stakes are high for bitcoin, with a face-off between… Continue Reading →

Bitmain Draws Up Anti-USAF Plans: BTCManager’s Week in Review June 19

The price of bitcoin took a dive during the week beginning June 12 from its all-time high at $2,997 to its June low at $2,212 after Chinese mining hardware producer Bitmain announced its “contingency plan” against the proposed BIP148 UASF… Continue Reading →

MelonPort Releases Test Version of its Digital Asset Management Platform

Switzerland-based blockchain startup Melonport has announced Version 0.1.0 of its digital asset management platform. The portal is built on the Ethereum blockchain and is now operating within the Kovan testnet. Melonport is developing a digital asset management protocol that allows… Continue Reading →

ZCash, Ether, and Monero Miners Can Now Use Nvidia Pascal GPUs

The impressive rally in digital currencies in the past three months has given the cryptocurrency mining industry a boost. Demand for mining equipment is higher than ever as individuals and companies are looking to profit from the increased value of… Continue Reading →

Polygon ID will Aid Users in Fulfilling KYC Authentication Without Disclosing Sensitive Data

Polygon, a decentralized Ethereum scaling platform, launches its new Polygon ID, which could enable customers to pass Know-Your-Customer (KYC) verification without disclosing personal information.  The Platform will be Privacy-Centered In Web 3.0, the promise is to put consumer needs before…

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