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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.....

The Dangers of a Blockchain Monoculture

At first there was bitcoin: the world’s most successful cryptocurrency to date. But lately there has been more and more talk about "the bitcoin blockchain", "the blockchain", "blockchain" or "blockchain technology". Bloomberg reports that Nasdaq is seeking to show progress using the much-hyped....

DBS Blockchain Hackathon

“ARE YOU A BLOCKCHAIN ENTHUSIAST, A HARD-CORE CODER, A DESIGNER OR JUST A HACKATHON OBSESSOR? IF SO, JOIN THE DBS BLOCKCHAIN HACK FOR AN INNOVATIVE TWO DAYS OF EXCLUSIVE BLOCKCHAIN CHALLENGES AND API ACCESS FROM TOP FINANCIAL INSTITUTES – AND SOME SERIOUS HACKING.” If you visit the DBS....

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,....

‘The’ Blockchain Vs. ‘A’ Blockchain: Setting the Record Straight

Incumbent businesses focus on blockchains because they see an opportunity to usurp Bitcoin without being disrupted. Meanwhile, Bitcoin remains years ahead as the most secure and immutable blockchain of them all. Blockchain is Just One Component. Nearly everyone, from big banks to national....

Seven Reasons Why Investment in Blockchain Has Slipped

There has been a lot written in the press recently that investment in Blockchain has declined and Blockchain is losing its lustre. But is this a blip, a decline, a correction, or is it a natural part of a technology maturing or are there more sinister reasons? Great run. Until recently,....

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....

Blockchain Gaming: Beyond the Void Preview

Blockchain Gaming is a series of reviews and previews of games that utilize blockchain technology. This installment covers Beyond the Void, a real-time strategy game with MOBA elements woven into it. Like previous installments, it places in-game assets on the blockchain, but using Ethereum,....

Research: US Blockchain Industry Big on Bitcoin, UK Most Diverse

Research suggests that while the U.K. may be behind the U.S. with the number of blockchain startups, it leads the way in diversity compared to any other country. The world’s first blockchain startup tracker was introduced by Outlier Ventures in May of this year. Its aim was to provide a....

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.....

Business Blockchain Books Project Is Nearing Completion

With all of this focus on blockchain technology these days, there are a lot of questions waiting to be answered. One recent Kickstarter campaign for The Business Blockchain Books successfully reached its goal, and two new blockchain books will be coming very soon. The person behind this Business....

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....

UK Blockchain Company Hits £100,000 Investment via Bitcoin

With the UK still recovering from Brexit, Stratis, a London-based blockchain solutions company with the goal of building a Blockchain Development Platform for developing blockchain apps has raised over £100,000 worth of BTC from its ICO. Kicking off its ICO in June, Stratis offers their....

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....

American Banking Sector Sees Increase in Blockchain Technology Jobs

Companies are stepping up their recruitment process by offering a number of blockchain technology related jobs as companies realize the potential of the blockchain. According to Yahoo Finance, IBM recently announced that it was undergoing a major internal reorganization to focus on the....

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....

The Chicken and Egg: Blockchain Existed Before Bitcoin

The Blockchain is a disruptive technology which is proving to be an inevitable aspect of human development. Yet in the stage of adoption across various sectors of development, Blockchain technology within the last decade has grown in popularity and displayed great potential in so many aspects.....

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....

Hold That Hype! The Blockchain Isn't All That, Yet.

The press covering blockchain developments has gone full nuclear. As multinationals from banking, technology, and other industries query into the space, the press has slowly caught onto the trend. It’s almost as if the biggest corporations have started their own industry, parallel to Bitcoin,....

Credits Brings Blockchain-as-a-service To UK Public Sector

Over the past few months, there have been some minor headlines regarding the UK government looking closely at blockchain technology. Credits has announced their strategic partnership to deliver blockchain-as-a-service to the UK public sector. The name Credits may ring a bell among blockchain....

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....

Thomson Reuters Organizes Blockchain Hackathon in Switzerland

Thomson Reuters along with EY and others is organizing a blockchain hackathon in Switzerland. The future of blockchain looks bright, thanks to increasing adoption of Bitcoin’s underlying technology by leading industry segments. Innovation holds the key to widespread implementation of distributed....

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 on....