Monthly Archives: October 2018

Northern Bitcoin Ag Lists on Munich Stock Exchange Mid-Tier Market

German bitcoin mining company, Northern Bitcoin AG, has migrated to a section of the Munich Stock Exchange that caters for medium-sized enterprises. The M:Access is regarded as a key market for companies seeking to improve transparency, accountability and to gain wider access to new money. Since April 2015, the company has been listed on the over-the-counter market of the Munich exchange, which is a rung below its current listing. Also read: New POS by Pundix Allows Nigerians to Make Payments in Bitcoin Northern Bitcoin Ag New Listing Opens […]

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The New Gold? CFTC Defines Bitcoin as a Commodity

The long arm of the SEC became slightly shorter today, as Bitcoin was officially ruled a commodity. The past several months have been somewhat scary for the crypto community, with fears of how the market will react to the SEC and their decisions on cryptocurrencies. If all cryptocurrencies were to be ruled as securities, it would likely cause significant chaos, as exchanges would require certifications and the like. It makes sense to start at the top, with a firm decision on what the largest crypto coin would be […]

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Kasey’s Crypto Journey #61 – What I Learned From Michalis Fragkiadakis’ Talk – By Kasey Win

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Hyperledger Project and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Join Forces

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the global standards organization driving the adoption of Enterprise Ethereum, and Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation open source collaborative effort advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced they have become Associate Members, respectively, within each other’s organization. The two organizations expect that the open-source, standards-based, cross-platform collaboration will contribute to accelerating mass adoption […] Powered by WPeMatico

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Hedge Funds and Institutional Investors Now Bitten by the Crypto Bug

The timing appears to be just right for big fund players to move into the new digital territory of the $220 billion cryptocurrency market. The crypto investor demography has undergone a sea-change from the high-riding days of 2016-17. In those initial years, Most of the people who bought Bitcoin wanted to be a part of the latest bit of technology hoping that it would translate into the new “gold” in terms of return on investment. Cutting forward to 2018, it appears that the decentralized technology currency market has matured […]

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Two of Blockchain’s Biggest Consortiums Just Joined Forces

Seismic shifts are happening in the world of enterprise blockchain. Announced Monday, the Hyperledger Project and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) have agreed to collaborate on bringing common standards to the blockchain space and cross-pollinate a wider open-source community. This joining of forces is notable as EEA and Hyperledger represent two of the three largest and arguably most influential enterprise blockchain communities, the third being the R3 Corda ecosystem. If the team-up succeeds in creating common standards between the two platforms, it could sway enterprises previously on […]

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Ethereum Startup Parity Adds Casper Code to Custom Blockchain Toolbox

Parity Technologies has added an early version of ethereum’s hotly anticipated Casper code change to its blockchain development platform, Substrate. Released on GitHub yesterday, the code more specifically contains a mechanism to transition to the “Shasper” upgrade, that combines the platform’s in-house scaling solution, sharding, alongside its proof-of-stake consensus switch, Casper. “Shasper is combination of Casper and sharding. Once it lands, we should see vast improvements in terms of ethereum’s transaction throughput,” Wei Tang, the developer leading the Parity integration, told CoinDesk. Continuing, Wei described the Substrate implementation as a […]

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Most ICOs Didn’t Take Funding Hit Despite Ether Price Decline: Research

Despite the big drops in cryptocurrency prices since late last year, ICO projects haven’t lost money on average, according to new research from BitMEX. The research team from the cryptocurrency trading platform published the new work Monday, having teamed up with crypto data cruncher TokenAnalyst to track the ethereum (ETH) balances of 222 ICOs over time. Specifically, the researchers looked at the amount of ETH raised by the projects and the U.S. dollar value of the gains and losses that arose from the cryptocurrency’s price shifts. The researchers say that the […]

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ConsenSys Invests in Blockchain Startup Founded by ‘Rival’ R3’s Former Execs

Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin has made a $6.5 million investment to secure a minority stake in enterprise DLT startup DrumG Technologies, founded by ‘rivals’ from R3. Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Joe Lubin has made a $6.5 million investment to secure a minority stake in enterprise distributed ledger (DLT) startup DrumG Technologies, Forbes reports October 1. Lubin’s investment comes via his blockchain startup ConsenSys, and is notable given that DrumG Technologies is headed by senior level executives from the ostensibly rival blockchain consortium R3. Lubin will reportedly join as […]

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EmTech Brings Gold on The Blockchain

Emergent Technology Holdings LP (EmTech) has created a blockchain-powered supply chain platform that tracks gold, from a mine to a storage facility.  The company has also developed a digital currency, G-Coin that is backed by gold. Gold on The Blockchain Emtech’s blockchain-powered, gold supply chain platform – The Responsible Gold Supply Chain tracks “responsibly sourced gold from the miner-to-refiner-to-vault.” As reported by PYMNTS, the company’s target is to transform the current gold supply chain process, to ensure only the supply of gold mined in conformance to industry, […]

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