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Blockchain Teases New Website

What could it mean? Oh hey, something interesting just popped up. Shhhhhhhh. ) pic.twitter.com/Uis5bchfVd. - Blockchain.info (@blockchain) February 2, 2014. Blockchain just tweeted this a few hours ago. Looks like they purchased Blockchain.com on 28 January, 2014 based on a simple whois search.....

DBS Blockchain Hackathon

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How the Blockchain can be Applied to Ownership

While mainstream media is just now catching on about Bitcoin, some entrepreneurs have been looking into the various possible uses for the blockchain technology for a while. These visionaries are looking for ways to incorporate the blockchain into already-existing corporate structures. That way,....

All About: The Blockchain Part Three

The two previous articles (part one and part two) in this series covered the basic mechanics of the blockchain and the largest problem the blockchain currently faces. Now, I will move on to the future of the blockchain. In the last part, I talked about a method of storing and time stamping any....

The Future for Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency associated with the use of blockchain technology, has struggled to shake of the negative reputation and skepticism for years. However, blockchain itself still holds the tremendous potential to transform, not just the financial industry, but other sectors as well.....

The Blockchain Debate Is Heating Up

An interesting discussion is taking place on Reddit right now, debating whether Bitcoin or the blockchain is the real innovation in the financial sector. Even though there are various blockchain projects in existence, the Bitcoin blockchain appears to be the only viable option due to its network....

Georgetown University to Host DC Blockchain Summit

Blockchain technology is a hot topic right now, and various companies are looking how they can best explore this innovation for their own benefit. As a result, there will be various blockchain events throughout 2016, and one of the upcoming conferences is the DC Blockchain Summit taking place at....

KPCB Venture Capitalist Firm Says Blockchain Technology Could Boom

According to top venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), blockchain technology could soon enjoy tremendous success. This well-established VC firm in the US has been funding technologies in the IT industry and in biotechnology since 1972. So far, KPCB hasn't made any....

Reddit Revamp to Involve Blockchain Technology

Reddit continues to toe the line between staying a decentralized media platform and a centralized one, which could gain more backing from venture capitalists. According to prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson, the platform might not be able to find this kind of middle ground and that a....

Over $3.1 Billion Has Been Transacted Via Blockchain Web Wallet

Blockchain.info is setting all sorts of records lately. Most recently, the internet's most popular bitcoin-related web property announced they had surpassed 1.5 million web wallets. Now, according to the service's wallet page, over $3.1 billion worth of bitcoin has successfully been transacted....

Blockchain University Launches With Course in Cryptocurrency

Blockchain University has launched with its Pure Blockchain course geared towards serious developer. Mostly what people think about when they hear the word Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency. But many others think of the underlying technology and what else it can do. The blockchain is a foundation on....

UBS Names Former APAC CTO New Blockchain Lead

Swiss banking giant UBS has named a new head of blockchain. Following the departure of its first head of blockchain Alex Batlin this week, former UBS APAC CTO Peter Stephens will assume the role. Batlin, who left the bank on Thursday, heads now to BNY Mellon where he will continue his work....

Modeling the Blockchain for Business Use

As one of the hottest technological developments making the rounds in financial circles, the blockchain has a lot of people hooked. But there is not yet much clarity on how blockchain technology will impact private business, given that it is so unlike traditional IT architectures. Private....

Factom - Bitcoin Blockchain Savior?

Bitcoin may be a victim of its own success. The blockchain is now around 28 gigabytes, and as more people jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon, it will only grow faster. With new Bitcoin technologies like Omni andCounterparty on the horizon, letting us put all kinds of things on the blockchain,....

Blockchain and Bitcoin Foundation unveil inaugural Blockchain Awards

The two organizations, Blockchain and the Bitcoin Foundation are trying to award those entities that are encouraging users to adapt Bitcoin and helping out the digital currency big way. Now, the two organizations have introduced the inaugural Blockchain Awards. In an announcement they say that....

Blockchain.info Teases New App, Website

Since bitcoin has begun to grow at an incredible pace since last year, Blockchain.info has grown with it. The website serves as perhaps the community's most important assets - allowing users to easily make sense of the Bitcoin blockchain. And with over one million users, Blockchain.info's online....

Royal Bank of Scotland Ahead in Race to the Blockchain

The UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it could take a blockchain-inspired service “to market” in 2016. The move, which would focus on “the fringes of payments,” comes following the bank’s involvement in setting up blockchain focus group R3 consortium with other UK banks in September. RBS....

CapitalBlock Uses Blockchain To Help Boost Businesses

Blockchain has captured the imagination of the world and has even won applause for the various benefits it can provide from several sections. CapitalBlock uses the technology behind virtual currency Bitcoin, blockchain, and specializes in providing sharp guidance, advice, and also provide for....

How Tierion Gives New Purpose to the Blockchain

San Francisco-based Blockstack works with companies hoping to orient themselves around the blockchain, or integrate it into their present systems. The U.K. government is believed to be the next big entity that revolves around bitcoin technology. In Honduras, the power of the blockchain has been....

The Rediscovery of Bitcoin's Blockchain: The World's Most Powerful Anchor

Blockchains are set to go mainstream. As opposed to bitcoin - the currency - the underlying blockchain technology is embraced by prominent companies, banks, and even governments. A brand new industry is emerging based on this technological advancement that allows multiple entities to agree on a....

Blockchain Restores Services After Outage, Promises 'Post-Mortem' Review

More than a day after bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info first indicated it was experiencing a severe outage, its services have been fully restored, a company blog post has revealed. Issues began with Blockchain noting that it had suspended SharedCoin transactions in what was initially....

Circle's CEO Jeremy Allaire Defends the Bitcoin Blockchain

Banks, financial service providers, venture capitalists, and even governments, are showing more and more interest in blockchain technology. Venture capital money is flowing into blockchain companies, banks, credit card companies are experimenting with blockchain-related pilot projects, and....

What is a Blockchain Sidechain All About?

If you've been keeping track of developments in the bitcoin industry, you'd know that the blockchain refers to the public ledger of transactions associated with the cryptocurrency. As the bitcoin ecosystem has grown in size and scale throughout the years, the blockchain has also increased....

BNY Mellon: Blockchain Tech Could Transform Payments

Blockchain technology could potentially transform payments, says a new report by American multinational banking corporation BNY Mellon. Although the report - titled "Innovation in Payments: The Future is FinTech" - notes that bitcoin may not survive in the long-term, the blockchain, it says,....

Blockchain Alliance To Combat Criminal Activity

A public-private initiative named the "Blockchain Alliance" has been formed with the aim to tackle criminal activities with regards to blockchain and Bitcoin. The Blockchain Alliance is a nonprofit organization and has been made by the Chamber of Digital Commerce and Coin Center and comprises of....

Blockchain Seeks Community Assistance for Product Testing

Blockchain, the bitcoin company best known for its popular consumer wallet and block chain explorer, is on the hunt for a group of beta testers to help it develop new tools and features. The Blockchain Beta Group will include developers and customers of the site, according to an official blog....

Bitproof.io: Protecting IP Rights Through the Blockchain

Recently, I discovered a cool new service that allows anyone to verify an idea, document, or file on Bitcoin’s blockchain. Bitproof is one of the first companies to expand on the idea of document storage within the blockchain, one of the many uses of Bitcoin 2.0, the next generation of....

Blockchain Based Crypto-will Fulfils Last Wishes

Imagine a will/testament set on a timer so that it is executed automatically upon the death of its creator. No, it is not as crazy as it sounds. Thanks to the blockchain, it is now possible. Blockchain, one of the most important elements in Bitcoin technology is responsible for enabling Bitcoin....

Mankoff Company to Discuss Blockchain's Impact on Financial Markets

In an upcoming panel discussion to be held in both New York and London, The Mankoff Company, a marketing consultancy, will be focusing on how blockchain is impacting the financial market place and what opportunities are there for investors as well as the traditional investment community. "We've....


Quotes

Economists and journalists often get caught up in this question: Why does Bitcoin have value? And the answer is very easy. Because it is useful and scarce.

Eric Voorhees, co-founder of the Bitcoin company Coinapult