Between a Rock and a Hard Fork: Jeff Garzik's Plan to Avoid a Bitcoin Split


Jeff Garzik has been accused of a lot of things of late. Since taking the lead on turning the  Segwit2x  scaling agreement into code, the CEO of blockchain startup Bloq has been...
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Life in Crypto Time

Tim Enneking is managing director at Crypto Asset Management, which oversees Crypto Asset Fund, a regulated US cryptocurrency trading fund. In this opinion piece, Enneking compares the crypto asset space with the early...
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Understanding Bitcoin's Scaling Debate: Politics Comes First

Jim Harper is vice president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he works to adapt law and policy to the information age. A former counsel to committees in both the...
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Faster Payments? Startup Pitches Federal Reserve Group on Cryptocurrency

A specialized task force set up by the U.S. Federal Reserve has received a slew of new proposals outlining how it might utilize technology to speed up services. In total,...
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NRI Subsidiary Launches Blockchain Technology Assessment Service


NRI SecureTechnologies, a cybersecurity subsidiary of Japanese information security provider NRI, has announced a new blockchain service. But what separates this offering, according to the release , is that it is designed...
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Blockchain Startup Billon Nets €2 Million From EU Research Fund

UK blockchain payment startup Billon Group has received €2 million in new funding from Horizon 2020, a notable European Union research program. According to a statement  from the startup, the grant seeks...
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Crypto Asset Class Clears $90 Billion as Bitcoin Price Spikes

Spurred by a massive uptick in the price of bitcoin, the total value of all cryptocurrencies passed $90 billion yesterday, a high not observed since early July. With the move,...
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Utility Settlement Coin Creator to Open-Source Modular Blockchain Software

The company behind the Utility Settlement Coin project, one of the first designed to enable central banks to utilize distributed ledger tech, is preparing a coming-out party of sorts. After...
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ECB President: Cryptocurrency Price Boom Having Limited Effect on Economy

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB) has issued remarks addressing the rising interest in cryptocurrencies as an asset class. In a letter to members of the European parliament...
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Trust Your Odometer? Blockchain Test Aims to Turn Tide on Car Tampering

When BigchainDB CEO Bruce Pon was working as a project manager for automaker Daimler in the mid-2000s, he envisioned a simple solution for generating and verifying the story of a vehicle....
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Arrested Hacker Claims $30 Million Bitcoin Theft – But Offers Little Proof

Arrested for theft in Pennsylvania, a self-described computer hacker is claiming he stole $34 million in bitcoin, public records show.  According to a criminal complaint filed in an Eastern District of Pennsylvania...
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BIP 91 Locks In: What This Means for Bitcoin and Why It's Not Scaled Yet

BIP 91 has officially locked in. At press time,  bitcoin's miners , the network of computer operators that secure the blockchain, have now been signaling that they will upgrade the...
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Bitcoin Price Surges to One-Month High as Tech Outlook Improves

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After dropping to a low of $1,836 this weekend, the bitcoin price is once again climbing back toward all-time highs. According to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index , the price of bitcoin rebounded...
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Garza Pleads Guilty: GAW Miners CEO Cops to $9 Million Fraud

Controversial cryptocurrency executive Josh Garza has plead guilty to one count of wire fraud. As reported by CoinDesk  earlier this week , Garza was rumored to have been preparing the...
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Parity Wallet Hacker Cashes out $90,000 in Stolen Ether

Roughly $90,000 in stolen ether confiscated as a result of a bug in a popular ethereum wallet software service yesterday have been cashed out,  blockchain data  shows. As reported by CoinDesk, a...
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Ripple Reports Uptick in Investor XRP Interest as Sales Triple in Q2

A new report from distributed ledger startup Ripple suggests institutional investors are increasingly interested in its native cryptocurrency, XRP. According to the San Francisco startup, its licensed subsidiary sold $31...
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What's an ICO? 'Big 4' Consulting Firms Are Getting the Question

Clients of the world's four largest professional services firms are expanding their interest in the blockchain sector in line with its recent explosion of experimentation. According to representatives from Deloitte,...
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'Bitcoin Sign Guy' Has a New Job, But He's Keeping His Identity Secret

It's been a tumultuous week since the man known as "Bitcoin Sign Guy" held up a pad of paper emblazoned with the words "Buy Bitcoin" during a congressional address by...
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Non-Profits See Blockchain Vision, But Face Harsh Realities

Although Wall Street pundits and big bank proofs-of-concept often steal the bulk of the attention, they're not the only global groups with an interest in blockchain technology. In fact, behind the...
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Bitcoin Startups Advise Caution as Scaling Proposals Collide

With a major inflection point for bitcoin just days away, some users are beginning to wonder about the safety of their holdings on major exchanges. At issue is that several scaling proposals...
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