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Demand For Blockchain Remains Strong Despite Bearish Cryptocurrency Market

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

Demand For Blockchain Remains Strong Despite Bearish Cryptocurrency Market

In an interview with Bloomberg, Grainne McNamara, the blockchain lead at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), mentioned on September 18, 2018, that there is a lot of demand for blockchain technology and interest in the token economy despite the bearish cryptocurrency market. While blockchain is prevalent emerging technology, regulatory uncertainty is a massive ongoing concern that can impact blockchain’s ability to grow and…

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Lobbying Group in Washington Opens Doors to Represent the Crypto Community

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Regulation

Lobbying Group in Washington Opens Doors to Represent the Crypto Community

High-profile cryptocurrency companies and well-known technology entrepreneurs announced on September 11, 2018, that they will form a lobbying group in Washington called the Blockchain Association. According to the Washington Post, the Blockchain Association is designed to represent investors and entrepreneurs who are building and supporting blockchain technology. Coinbase, Circle, and PolyChain Capital The Association’s goal is to become the industry’s…

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Investors Defy Crypto Market Correction to Remain Optimistic

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Finance, Investment, News

Investors Defy Crypto Market Correction to Remain Optimistic

According to a September 6, 2018 report in Business Wire, investors are still generally keen on investing in cryptoassets over the coming year despite the general crypto market downturn. This is one of a number of insights presented in the Mid-Year Cryptocurrency and Blockchain survey by SharesPost. Unchanged Optimism As a FINRA-registered broker-dealer, SEC-registered Alternative Trading System (ATS) and Registered…

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Blockchain Automation Industry to Be Worth $ 1.6 Billion by 2026, Claims BIS Research

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Blockchain Automation Industry to Be Worth $ 1.6 Billion by 2026, Claims BIS Research

BIS Research, global B2B market intelligence and advisory firm published a report on August 21, 2018, which estimates that the global automotive blockchain market size will reach figures around $1.6 billion by 2026. The report attributes the growing popularity of blockchain technology to its immense potential benefits, including immutability, reliability and continually improving scalability. Blockchain’s Universal Malleability The report sheds…

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Research Attempts to Unravel Claims of Satoshi Nakamoto Owning a Million Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Mining, News

Research Attempts to Unravel Claims of Satoshi Nakamoto Owning a Million Bitcoin

On August 20, 2018, Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) published research on a quintessential question bounced around since Bitcoin’s introduction in 2009: Does Satoshi Nakamoto own a million bitcoins? A Million or not a Million BitMEX based its study on Sergio Demian Lerner’s 2013 analysis, where the developer uncovered mined Bitcoin blocks can be traced back to their miner, proving the…

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U.S. Research Team Attempts to Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Crisis

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

U.S. Research Team Attempts to Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Crisis

A research team from Northwestern University, in Illinois, U.S.A., believes they have unraveled one of Bitcoin’s long-standing nemesis: The problem of scalability. As reported by MarketWatch on August 15, 2018, the scholars put out details of their innovative solution. Scalability under Scrutiny While the problems of slow transactions are not localized to Bitcoin, the research team has published findings only…

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Arizona State University Join Forces with Dash to Publish Blockchain Scalability Research

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Arizona State University Join Forces with Dash to Publish Blockchain Scalability Research

While cryptocurrency enthusiasts strongly believe that digital currencies are one of the best creations of man since the beginning of time, critics of the burgeoning sector have not ceased condemning bitcoin and the altcoins for their serious scalability issues. Now, Arizona State University (ASU), in collaboration with Dash, have published the research result on blockchain scalability, using the Dash blockchain…

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Research: ICOs Raised over $12 Billion in First Half of 2018

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, ICO News, News

Research: ICOs Raised over $12 Billion in First Half of 2018

Citing data harvested by Autonomous Research, a financial research company, Bloomberg reported on August 2, 2018, that ICOs attracted a record $12 billion in the first half of 2018. That is approximately twice the corresponding figure from all of 2017  considering the data provided by Autonomous Research only includes ICOs which raised more than $1 million. Big Numbers, Questionable Improvement Interestingly, this…

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ICO Research Firms in South Korea Are Gaining Popularity

Category: Business, Exchange, Finance, Investment, News, Regulation

ICO Research Firms in South Korea Are Gaining Popularity

The rising threat of frauds and blatant exit-scams from ICO firms and token issuers is set to slow down in the months to come, as several cryptocurrency-centric security firms have set up shop to fight against the nuisance, reported Business Korea on July 30, 2018. Cryptocurrency Trading Sector Analysts from the private equity and security sector are increasingly joining or…

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Imperial College: Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Can Upend the Nature of Financial Systems

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News

Imperial College: Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Can Upend the Nature of Financial Systems

A report by the prestigious university Imperial College London has said that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether have already fulfilled one of three primary criteria of money and the former has the potential to upend the nature of financial systems. Digital Assets are Already a Store of Value According to professor Knottenbelt, for an asset to be considered as money, it…

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