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Bitcoin’s Recent Rise Could Be Attributed to Rising Institutional Interest

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Bitcoin’s Recent Rise Could Be Attributed to Rising Institutional Interest

Last year bitcoin, the most well-known and expensive of the cryptographic coins, touched $20,000. After that, however, it’s journey has taken a slight downturn. The fluctuating price of the pioneer cryptocurrency has been the talk of the market for months now, but over the period of these last seven days, the valuation of leading crypto has edged closer to the…

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Bitcoin Developer Peter Todd Believes Lightning Network is ‘Maturing’

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Bitcoin Developer Peter Todd Believes Lightning Network is ‘Maturing’

Bitcoin developer Peter Todd has finally praised the implementation of the long-awaited second layer scaling solution, the Lightning Network. Todd’s recent experience with the scaling solution saw him take to Twitter on April 21, 2018, when he attempted to make a payment via Bitrefill over the Lightning Network but was not successful. In the subsequent attempt with Acinq, however, the…

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Power Ledger Hits Japan with Blockchain-Enabled Energy Trading

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Power Ledger Hits Japan with Blockchain-Enabled Energy Trading

On April 24, 2018, Power Ledger announced a pivotal partnership with Japanese electricity firm Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO). Green Innovation The Australia-based startup is on a mission to disrupt the energy sector with blockchain technology. The platform provides peer-to-peer renewable energy trading — giving residential and commercial businesses a mechanism that allows them to decide who they want to…

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MyEtherWallet Falls Victim to DNS Server Hack: 215 Ether Stolen

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

MyEtherWallet Falls Victim to DNS Server Hack: 215 Ether Stolen

MyEtherWallet (MEW), the most popular Ethereum web-based wallet fell victim to a DNS hack on April 24, 2018. Comments made by wallet users on social media and online crypto forums reveal that funds have indeed been stolen from their wallets. MyCrypto, a rival service to MEW, confirmed the occurrence of the hack and informed MEW users that their accounts had…

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World’s First IOTA Charging Station Launched in the Netherlands

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

World’s First IOTA Charging Station Launched in the Netherlands

On April 18, 2018, ElaadNL, an innovative smart charging infrastructure company, has launched the first charging station that accepts payment IOTA. The charger is located at the ElaadNL test site in Arnhems Buiten Energy Business Park. The ElaadNL test site contains all types of charging stations which are such as charging island, a fast charger, two charging lanterns, a battery…

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Former CEO of the Defunct Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange Gets a New Crypto Job

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Former CEO of the Defunct Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange Gets a New Crypto Job

Mark Karpelès, the former CEO of the now-defunct Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange has landed a new cryptocurrency job. London Trust Media, a U.S.-based corporation has hired Karpelès as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The company, based in Denver, Colorado, is reported to be the most extensive virtual private network (VPN) service provider in the world. The news was confirmed…

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ERC-948: Subscription Services on the Ethereum Blockchain

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Tech

ERC-948: Subscription Services on the Ethereum Blockchain

Despite the popularity of a subscription-model economy, it’s challenging for companies to adopt a subscription-based model on the Ethereum blockchain due to Ether’s highly incompatible properties. To receive a product or service on a monthly basis, individuals would need to sign with their private keys every single time. Building on top of ERC-20 According to ConsenSys’s medium blog, a potential…

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Cryptocurrency Mining at Work

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Mining, News, Tech

Cryptocurrency Mining at Work

Cryptocurrency mining often requires a lot of computation power. Therefore people who want to try their hand at mining must purchase specialized equipment. Not everyone can afford to buy expensive hardware. It usually takes a big mining farm consisting of numerous video cards to get the bang for one’s buck. The electricity bills tend to be discouraging, too. Some individuals,…

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Ethereum’s Much Awaited Casper Update Is “Ready For Review”

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Ethereum’s Much Awaited Casper Update Is “Ready For Review”

As per a developer meet on April 20, 2018, the much awaited consensus code for Ethereum is ready to be reviewed. Greener Pastures First mentioned in the Ethereum improvement proposal (EIP) 1011, the code marks a step away from energy-intensive mining operations for the ethereum network. The process, called “minting” instead of the energy-soaking crypto mining, is considered a ‘greener’…

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IBM Trials Blockchain Powered Trade Finance Platform with International Banks

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IBM Trials Blockchain Powered Trade Finance Platform with International Banks

IBM announced that its blockchain technology-based trade finance platform, Batavia, has successfully passed its first set of live transactions on the network on April 19, 2018. The purpose of the platform is to be able to “track and trace key events in the supply chain” as well as use IoT devices to log details about the “location and condition of…

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