Europe's Executive Arm Issues Report on Blockchain For Education

The executive arm of the European Union has issued a new report on the potentials of blockchain technology in the education sector. Called "Blockchain in Education," the European Commission report...
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Mimblewimble Just Launched Its First Testnet

The experimental blockchain network mimblewimble has launched on testnet. Known for its creative use of Harry Potter references , the project was proposed last year by a cryptographer going by the pseudonym...
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Coinbase Courts Hedge Funds With Storage Service

Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange startup Coinbase is launching a new storage service aimed specifically at institutional investors. Coinbase Custody, CEO Brian Armstrong wrote in a new blog post published today,...
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Dell Subsidiary Considers Blockchain Use in Data Transfers

A subsidiary of computing giant Dell is seeking to patent a system that uses blockchain as part of a wider effort to boost the speed of data transfers. VMWare, which...
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Bitcoin Nears $7,900 to Hit New All-Time High

UPDATE (16th November 4:48 EST): The price of bitcoin has hit a new all-time high of $7,892.42. The price of bitcoin is spiking, climbing above $7,700 for the first time...
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Survey: Bitcoin Investors Won't Sell Until Price Nears $200k

New survey data highlights the ideological and economic factors driving some investors to purchase bitcoin. A new report published today by  LendEDU – which has conducted several similar studies in...
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India's Supreme Court Calls on Government to Regulate Bitcoin

The Indian Supreme Court has asked the government to respond to calls to regulate bitcoin. Three justices issued a notice to the central bank, the market regulator, the tax department,...
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Tezos Founders Hit With Second Class Action Suit

For the second time in less than three weeks, a lawsuit has been filed against the founders of the Tezos project. Pursued in the U.S. District Court in Florida, the...
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Brokerage Chief: Bitcoin Futures Must Be Quarantined

A well-known electronic brokerage firm is issuing dire warnings against the CME Group's plan to launch a bitcoin futures contract next month. But Interactive Brokers, in a comment letter dated...
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Fujitsu Eyes Cryptocurrency Trading With Cross-Blockchain Payments Tech

Japanese IT firm Fujitsu has unveiled a new payments technology designed to facilitate transactions between blockchains. Announced today, the " ConnectionChain " project is aimed at providing a way for...
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Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Faces Extradition Hearing Next Month

An alleged money launderer tied to the defunct BTC-e bitcoin exchange and wanted by both Russia and the U.S. will attend an extradition hearing next month. The Dec. 6 hearing,...
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Canaccord: ICOs Could Become Commonplace

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) could one day come to be seen as similar to initial public offerings (IPOs), according to a new report from financial services firm Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord's...
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Parity Team Publishes Postmortem on $160 Million Ether Freeze

The team behind the Parity ethereum software client has released new details on how a critical code flaw resulted in the freezing of $160 million worth of ether. As it...
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Prudential, StarHub to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform In Singapore

Insurance giant Prudential has teamed up with Singapore telco StarHub to launch a blockchain-based digital trade platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With the new platform – called Fasttrack Trade (FTT) –...
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You Want Democracy? Try a Hard Fork

Taylor Pearson is the author of " The End of Jobs " and writes about entrepreneurship and blockchain technologies at TaylorPearson.me . In this opinion piece, Pearson argues that the...
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Code Name Babylon: Cobalt Is Spinning Off a New Blockchain Subsidiary

Distributed ledger startup Cobalt believes its technology can have wider applications than it was originally designed for. Set up to provide a platform for foreign exchange transactions, the startup is...
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Turning Tide? Bitcoin Tops $7,000 As Price Pushes Up



Bitcoin is maintaining a bid tone today, with prices testing the $7,000 mark. As per the CoinDesk  Bitcoin Price Index , the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization rose to...
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Square's Cash App Pilots Bitcoin Buying and Selling

A limited number of users of Square's Cash App have quietly been given the option to buy or sell bitcoin within their accounts, reports indicate. According to  Forbes , a...
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SecureKey Taps IBM Blockchain for Digital Identity System Launch

Canadian startup SecureKey has revealed it will soon launch a blockchain-based system providing identity verification across the country. Expected to go live in early 2018, the new digital identity platform utilizes...
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'Shitshow' to Success? Bitcoin Gold's Launch Has Been Anything But Smooth

An attack, a chain split and general chaos on social media aren't getting the developers behind bitcoin's latest fork down. The bitcoin gold cryptocurrency, which split from bitcoin in October,...
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