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IMF Explores ICOs and Central Bank Coins in New Blockchain Note

A new research note from the IMF digs deep into blockchain, touching on topics in the technology’s development both new and old. Source Powered by WPeMatico

Blockchain Comes to East London With Colu Local Currency Launch

Israel-based blockchain firm Colu has launched a digital currency for shoppers and small businesses in east London. Source Powered by WPeMatico

HYCM Offers Bitcoin-USD Pairing

In response to popular pressure from clients, forex and CFDs broker HYCM have announced that they have added the BTC-USD pairing to their list of traded financial instruments. The decision comes during a period of increased cryptocurrency engagement on the...

Malaysian Bitcoin Users Divest Carefully Into LTC and ETH

Luno has published results of a survey conducted from its Malaysian userbase. The findings yield fascinating insights into the development and psychology of the Malaysian cryptocurrency community. Also Read: Malaysia Bitcoin Trading Volumes Rise as Capital Controls Tighten Approximately 60%...

70 Percent of the Bitcoin Hashrate Begins Signaling Segwit2x

On June 16 the alpha code for the scaling solution Segwit2x was released to the public following a large number of mining pools having vocally supported the plan. Since then a large majority of miners who back the Segwit2x roadmap...

Feecon 2017: Bolstering the Principles of a Free Society and Bitcoin

On June 15-17 hundreds of liberty focused individuals attended the Foundation for Economic Education’s Feecon 2017 to learn about economics, free markets, and network with like-minded thinkers who are inspired to change the world. Bitcoin.com was a proud sponsor of...

Australian Tells Story of Throwing Away Hard Drive With 1400 Bitcoins

Sydney-based technology journalist Campbell Simpson details his story of throwing away a hard drive containing 1400 bitcoin 5 years ago. Also Read: Australian Opposition Leader Believes Bitcoin is Fueling Terrorism “I Paypal’d Some Random Stranger From the Other Side of...

AIG Issues First Insurance Policy Based on Blockchain Technology

AIG announces its first multinational smart contract-based insurance policy utilizing Blockchain technology in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank and IBM. American International Group, also known as AIG, has recently announced its issuance of Blockchain-based insurance policy. The insurance giant pilots...

Bitcoin Trial Sees No Customers, Millionaire Says Cash is Enough: India

Bitcoin usage on the ground in India in no way reflects the online reality, early adopters have said. A Bangalore restaurant’s unsuccessful Bitcoin pilot has cemented views that in India, Bitcoin is not the sensation in real life that it...

Sci-Fi Books That Had Told Us About Crypto Before Satoshi Did

In these fiction novels that came out just before Satoshi’s idea became known, the story develops around cryptocurrencies. There are plenty of books written on cryptocurrency, but most of these works are non-fiction. But today we will travel through some...

ICOs: New Model of Blockchain Capitalism

ICOs are rewarding not only investors, but also early adopters. ICOs are the hot new thing in the Blockchain community. The idea behind an initial coin offering is that a company promises to build a Blockchain-based product or service. To...

Another Day, Another Scam: Ecoin Plus Disappears With Investors’ Cash

Ecoin Plus, a scheme offering investors payouts for Bitcoin ‘investments,’ has shut down with funds at large. Alleged Bitcoin investment scheme Ecoin Plus has disappeared and closed its website, leaving investors with nothing. Known variously as Ecoin Plus and empowercoin.com,...

Dutch Bitcoin Company Explains Scaling Position, Offers Users Guidance

Bitonic, the Danish Bitcoin Exchange, offers guidance for its users regarding the possible coming fork. Bitonic, a Dutch Bitcoin company, has recently come out in favor of the BIP148/UASF position for scaling.The company issued a statement that detailed the rationale...

SONM “Spectacularly Successful” ICO Nets $42 Mln in Four Days

sponsored SONM’s SNM tokens are already trading on two platforms after its ICO finished, generating $42 million worth of value. So-called “Supercomputer Organized by Network Mining” (SONM) has concluded its ICO after hitting its prearranged $42 mln cap in four...

Top Two Ethereum-Based ICOs To Be Launched This Week

Focus on Ethereum-based Civic and Status ICOs due in coming days. After the “very confusing” remark that trailed the way CoinMarketCap and Bitfinex presented the ICO of IOTA, which seems to be aiming for the micropayment purpose in a growing...

EС Will Explore Blockchain Potential For Industrial Transformations

A European initiative to study and explore the uses and impacts of Blockchain. The European Commission has launched the #Blockchain4EU project, which will run until February 2018. The project is an exploration of existing, emerging and potential applications based on...

Breakout Gaming Group Secures Curacao Gaming License

Cryptocurrency betting company, the Breakout Gaming Group, has announced the acquisition of its Curacao license after successfully meeting all the Curacao eGaming requirements. The new licensing will provide legal cover for the company’s soon to be launched, Breakout Lottos gaming...

Valerian Universe Players Receive Free Bitcoin and HYPER for Participation

Players of the space strategy game ‘Dragon Knights of Valeria’, have been given a chance to earn free Bitcoin and the gaming token HYPER for participating on new conquests, in the game’s latest installment — ‘Valerian Universe.’ [Note: This is...

Enhancing the Value of History with ZenDao

ZenDao, a decentralized platform developed on the Metaverse Blockchain, is launching an ICO on June 23rd, 2017. The project seeks to utilize solutions provided by Blockchain technology in order to create a digital representation of the real-world collectibles on the...

China Bitcoin Meetup Sees OTC Trading & Exchanges Work Side By Side

Chengdu, Sichuan province, China was a hive of Bitcoin-related activity as the city played host to three major events related to the cryptocurrency. Amid the excitement, OTC trading platform and Bitcoin services provider Bitkan hosted a meetup to discuss the...