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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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About author: Rahul Nambiampurath

Rahul Nambiampurath is an India-based Digital Marketer who got attracted to Bitcoin and the blockchain in 2014. Ever since, he's been an active member of the community. Other than that he is a die hard gamer. This gadget freak is well renowned in his circle for binge-watching Game of Thrones.

Australia Gives Blockchain Innovation An $8 Million Push

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Australia Gives Blockchain Innovation An $8 Million Push

The Australian government is looking into using blockchain technology for its national electricity and water grids. A total of $8 million has been awarded in funding to a project that started off in the city of Fremantle. Other cities, including Port Adelaide and Darwin, have also received government-sponsored financing for their own “smart city” attempts. Smart Cities in Australia The…

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UBS Group Not Looking To Trade Bitcoin Anytime Soon

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

UBS Group Not Looking To Trade Bitcoin Anytime Soon

An investor from the world’s largest wealth management business, UBS Group AG, went into detail about the firm’s stance on cryptocurrencies. Citing insufficient government regulation, they went on to say that the firm is not prepared to take on the challenge of maintaining digital currencies in their portfolio. UBS Hesitancy Hedge fund management schemes typically stay clear of high-risk investments…

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Brave Payments Uses the Blockchain To Monetize YouTubers Content

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, News

Brave Payments Uses the Blockchain To Monetize YouTubers Content

Brave, the free browser, recently released their new payment platform geared towards content creators. The platform, named Brave Payments, allows fans of a YouTube channel to support their favorite creators directly. Varied Revenue Streams to Supplement Advertisements A large number of people run ad-blocking software, denying YouTubers any advertising revenue from them. The payment platform also enables these users to…

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You Can Now Mine Monero to Bail People Out of Jail

Category: Altcoins, News

You Can Now Mine Monero to Bail People Out of Jail

Bail Bloc is a non-profit that has chosen a different approach to utilize funds obtained from cryptocurrency mining. The organization aims to use the proceeds of mining monero (XMR) to post bail for those who cannot afford to do so. The Bail Bloc movement is pioneered by The New Inquiry, an online publication, and the Bronx Freedom Fund. Both organizations…

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The Law is Catching Up with Bitcoin’s Criminal Associations

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

The Law is Catching Up with Bitcoin’s Criminal Associations

Bitcoin’s high praise since 2009 has been popularly met with stiff resistance on the other side of the fence. Several investors, famously including Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, have dismissed the cryptocurrency as worthless for everything apart from criminal activity. While bitcoin does have legitimate uses and has proven so in the many years of its existence, it definitely…

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Farming Start-Up Uses Blockchain to Guarantee Food Quality

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Farming Start-Up Uses Blockchain to Guarantee Food Quality

Ripe, an aptly named startup, now wants to integrate blockchain technology with farming. Farmers and other parts of the food supply chain can take advantage of this by keeping track of vital crop information and environment conditions, among other variables, as the farming cycle progresses. Farming on the Blockchain Ripe’s aim is simple; they want to track all properties of…

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DASH Adopts 2MB Block Size Following Bitcoin’s SegWit2x Cancellation

Category: Blockchain, News

DASH Adopts 2MB Block Size Following Bitcoin’s SegWit2x Cancellation

Dash, a relatively new cryptocurrency, will soon be upgrading to use a 2MB block size limit. The proposal for this change was submitted in 2016 when it received unanimous support from all master nodes on the chain. 2129 votes were cast in favor of it, while only 18 opposed. DASH Update While this vote was perceived as a gimmick by…

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Bitcoin Consumes More Electricity Than Iceland

Category: Bitcoin, Mining, News

Bitcoin Consumes More Electricity Than Iceland

The work of bitcoin miners all over the world are contributing to a massive rise in electricity consumption. Recent data reveals that current levels of consumption surpass those of the country of Iceland.< Proof-Of-Work & Transaction Fees Bitcoin’s growth has been nothing short of explosive since its inception in 2009. It was introduced as a global, decentralized, peer-to-peer currency. To…

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How the Blockchain is Capturing the Interests of Today’s Internet-fueled Youth

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News

How the Blockchain is Capturing the Interests of Today’s Internet-fueled Youth

Talk of blockchain technology is seemingly everywhere these days. While the underlying concept is not new by any means, its worldwide usage didn’t begin until a few years ago. In 2008, the world was introduced to Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency on the market. It was also the first large-scale application of the blockchain. This technology underpins Bitcoin since it allows…

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MasterCard’s Blockchain Adoption to Stimulate B2B Exchanges

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News

MasterCard’s Blockchain Adoption to Stimulate B2B Exchanges

In October 2017, MasterCard began offering access to their blockchain technology as an alternative to conventional methods of transactions. The announcement came following the surge in cryptocurrency popularity this year. Digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, have been using the same technology as their framework since 2009. Mastercard and IBM MasterCard has been reportedly working on implementing blockchain into their existing…

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