Blockchain

Blockchain Phones and Bitcoin Watches: Revisiting the Crypto Tech Hype

Blockchain smartphones and crypto-storing watches: Which innovative devices have actually gone from concept to reality? Talk of cryptocurrency and blockchain-powered gadgets inevitably spiked alongside the hype for token prices. But looking back, have they delivered any meaningful changes to users, or are they just another result of the hype synonymous with the space?  The surge […]

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Stocks of Riot Blockchain and Marathon Patent Surge Amidst Bitcoin’s Bullish Movement

Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ: RIOT) and Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA), two of the very few crypto mining firms listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange are experiencing a significant surge in their share prices as the price of bitcoin (BTC) continues to rally, according to reports on August 10, 2020. Nasdaq-Listed Bitcoin Mining Firms See Green  […]

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NEM blockchain native cryptocurrency XEM now listed on bitFlyer

NEM blockchain native cryptocurrency XEM, as of today is now listed on bitFlyer, one of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. The listing will enable NEM’s extensive Japanese community to benefit from the liquidity of the bitFlyer platform. XEM is the native cryptocurrency of NEM NIS1, the original blockchain offering from NEM which launched in 2015. With […]

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US Blockchain Firm Buys 17K Bitcoin Mining Rigs From Bitmain

Core Scientific signs deal to buy Bitcoin mining machines from mining hardware producer Bitmain, company says, as American mining interest goes up. American blockchain hosting provider Core Scientific signed a deal to buy next-generation Bitcoin (BTC) mining machines from major Chinese mining hardware producer Bitmain. Core Scientific will purchase more than 17,000 S19 Antminers from […]

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Vanguard’s Blockchain Platform for Foreign Exchange Will Go Live in Q3 2020

Mutual fund giant Vanguard has completed another blockchain pilot that aims to change the risk profile of foreign exchange (FX) transactions.

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Blockchain Bites: River’s Rise, Canada’s CBDC and Bitcoin’s Whales Post-Halving

The number of Bitcoin whales is at its highest level since 2017, as the network adjusts its difficulty setting for the first time post-halving.

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‘Financial Surveillance’ or ‘Blockchain Analysis’? Human Rights Foundation Debates Elliptic

Blockchain analysis is “a euphemism” for surveillance, HRF Director Alex Gladstein told Elliptic’s Tom Robinson during a debate on crypto tracing Monday.

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Bitcoin Revolution: Legal-Economic Analysis on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

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Blockchain Bites: Iran and Russia Revisit Crypto Regulations, Bitcoin Pizza Day 10 Years Later

Ten years ago today someone spent 10,000 bitcoin on about $30 worth of pizza. Today, nations are redrafting crypto regulation and crypto firms report millions in revenues.

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Reddit’s New Blockchain Community Points Can Be Controlled ‘Just Like Bitcoin’

One of the largest online networks, Reddit, has announced a new community points system based on the Ethereum blockchain. In a bid to create a more user-centric social media platform — “a free frontier” — Reddit has introduced its new community points system built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. In a slide presentation shared […]

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Argo Blockchain Sees Revenues Soar 11x After Mining 1,300 Bitcoin in 2019

Bitcoin mining firm Argo Blockchain said an 11-fold increase in revenues shows pivoting away from mining-as-a-service was a good move for the company.

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Blockchain Bites: What the Bitcoin Halving Means for Miners and Prices

Predictions and price models abound ahead of Bitcoin’s halving, expected in less than two weeks.

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Blockchain Bites: Binance vs. Ethereum, MicroBT vs. Bitmain, Libra vs. the World

Binance unveiled plans for a new smart contract blockchain, which could compete with Ethereum, while MicroBT looks to beat rival Bitmain to market.

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Blockchain Startup Bridging the Gap Between Bitcoin and Ethereum With tBTC

U.S.-based entrepreneur, Matt Luongo has launched a blockchain protocol dubbed Keep, which aims to bridge the gap between the Bitcoin and Ethereum distributed ledgers through the tBTC altcoin. With tBTC, holders of bitcoin (BTC) will now be able to access Ethereum-based DeFi solutions without having to sell off their BTC for ETH, reports Bloomberg on […]

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Is Samsung Quietly Becoming a Significant Player in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry?

Coinspeaker Is Samsung Quietly Becoming a Significant Player in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry? It seems that Samsung range of smartphones might be the first of many to hit the market in the years to come owing, among other things, to blockchain and crypto adoption by the company. Is Samsung Quietly Becoming a Significant Player […]

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Blockchain Technology is Advancing Rapidly, the Next Bitcoin is the SAKT!

Coinspeaker Blockchain Technology is Advancing Rapidly, the Next Bitcoin is the SAKT! SAKT wallet is an automatic program for the management of blockchain digital assets, launched on the Coinbte exchange. Blockchain Technology is Advancing Rapidly, the Next Bitcoin is the SAKT! Continue reading at Coinspeaker

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HIVE Blockchain Expanding Its Ethereum Mining Operations by 20 Percent 

Hive Blockchain (TSX.V:HIVE), a publicly listed cryptocurrency mining company has announced that it’s now in the process of expanding its GPU-based Ethereum mining farm in Sweden. The firm says the move will enable it to increase its Ethereum mining production by as much as 20 percent, according to a press release.  HIVE Blockchain Expands Crypto […]

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The blockchain in the manufacturing market is expected to register a CAGR of approximately 78%

Market Overview The blockchain in the manufacturing market is expected to register a CAGR of approximately 78% over the forecast period. In the manufacturing industry, blockchain capabilities make it all set to disrupt the adoption in the near future. New York, Feb. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Blockchain […]

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Riot Blockchain Plans Sale of Crypto Exchange as It Invests More Millions in Bitcoin Mining

The Nasdaq-listed company is installing thousands of new Antminer devices from Bitmain at its Oklahoma facility.

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The SEC Likely to Exempt Blockchain Companies from Current ICO Restrictions

Coinspeaker The SEC Likely to Exempt Blockchain Companies from Current ICO Restrictions The SEC commissioner Hester Pierce wants the blockchain space and the regulators to work on an eased juridical framework for ICOs in the next three years. The SEC Likely to Exempt Blockchain Companies from Current ICO Restrictions Continue reading at Coinspeaker

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Maintaining Transaction Privacy in the Age of Government Blockchain Analysis

On January 17, 2020, British tax collection department Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published an open contract seeking bid applications for tools that can track, identify and associate bitcoin transactions with real identities. Correspondingly, developers of such “intelligence gathering methods to identify and cluster Cryptoasset transactions” can apply for the £100,000 ($131,000) contract until […]

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Crypto Tidbits: Elon Musk Talks Bitcoin, Ripple IPO Coming, Facebook’s Blockchain Loses Another Member

Another week, another round of Crypto Tidbits. The past week hasn’t been too good for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and their ilk, with the leading digital assets losing around 7% apiece since our last update. As of the time of writing this article, BTC is trading for $8,350, failing to maintain the over $9,000 prices seen last week. […]

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How Payswap Can Confuse Blockchain Analysts, Benefiting Bitcoin Privacy for All

Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper suggests that privacy was a design goal of the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain analysis can often break users’ privacy. This is a problem. Bitcoin users might not necessarily want the world to know where they spend their money, what they earn or how much they own, while businesses may not want […]

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