カテゴリー: Blockchain

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Recieve ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of Chinese DLT Companies ExplodesIn recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018. […]

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China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Recieve ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of Chinese DLT Companies ExplodesIn recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018. […]

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The Daily: Report Sees UK as Crypto Leader, Jersey Adopts ICO Rules

The Daily: Report Sees UK as Crypto Leader, Jersey Adopts ICO RulesThe United Kingdom has what it takes to become a true leader in the crypto space, according to a new report covered in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Also in The Daily, the British Crown dependency of Jersey has adopted new requirements for ICO projects to better protect participating investors, Malta now has a two-way bitcoin […]

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Largest Association of Investment Professionals Adds Crypto to Curriculum

Largest Association of Investment Professionals Adds Crypto to CurriculumCFA Institute, with over 150,000 members, is adding cryptocurrency topics to its curriculum for the first time. The course material will be released in August. A record 227,031 people in 91 countries and territories reportedly registered to take CFA exams this year. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Added to CFA […]

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Bitcoin is Great for Criminals. It’s Even Better for Law Enforcement

Bitcoin is Great for Criminals. It’s Even Better for Law EnforcementWhen the indictment of Russian intelligence officers for interfering with the US election broke, the recriminations were swift. Not only had the 12 allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee, but they’d had the temerity to do so using servers paid with cryptocurrency. When politicians and mainstream media began finger pointing, they had only one culprit […]

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Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto Companies

Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto CompaniesThe Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain has created a registry of whitelisted companies that offer crypto-related products or services. Meanwhile, the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies in Russia has been delayed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Whitelist of Crypto Firms The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (RACIB) has created a […]

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Why Governance is the Greatest Problem That Blockchains Must Solve

Why Governance is the Greatest Problem That Blockchains Must SolveA chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and in a blockchain that link lies in the form of its founders. Getting nodes to achieve consensus is easy compared to the difficulty of getting humans to achieve consensus. The greatest challenge that new blockchains must solve isn’t speed or scaling – it’s governance. […]

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Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 Yet? Nobody Else Has Either

Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 Yet? Nobody Else Has EitherOver the past few years, the buzzwords “Blockchain Technology” have been tied to literally every industry under the sun. Cryptocurrencies had a wild year in 2017 and it seems during that time distributed ledger technology has made it all the way to the ‘Blockchain 5.0’ era, but there’s a big problem — No one reporting […]

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Three Russian Universities Add Crypto Courses and Diplomas

Three Russian Universities Add Crypto Courses and DiplomasMore academic institutions in Russia are starting educational courses and even postgraduate programs in crypto and blockchain technologies. Three universities will be teaching related subjects like cryptography and digital economy during the new academic year beginning in September. Some of the courses will be conducted in English and with guest lecturers from Europe, India, and […]

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Nchain Group Granted Three New Blockchain Patents

Nchain Group Granted Three New Blockchain PatentsThe blockchain technologies research and development firm, Nchain, has acquired three new patents that have been issued by the European Patent Office. The company’s latest intellectual property invented by Nchain’s chief scientist, Dr. Craig Wright, cover “digital rights management using blockchain.” Also read: Mainstream Media Claims Bitcoin Burns More Energy Than Ireland – Does It? […]

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