How Blockchain Apps Are Improving Cryptocurrency Accessbility

For enthusiasts, alternative investments professionals, and cryptographers, cryptocurrency is either the next greatest economic revolution, an incredible store of value in addition to being a cryptographic transaction medium, or the best problem to solve seen in decades. Yet, for the general public, even understanding what Bitcoin is remains hard at best, since the average consumer is simply not technically sophisticated enough to understand, let alone access cryptocurrency. And, even for many established finance professionals (outside of FX trading) the idea of a transactive medium simultaneously acting as a store of value is hard to stomach.
Blockstack Looks to Boost Decentralized App Usage Through New App Mining Program

Blockstack Looks to Boost Decentralized App Usage Through New App Mining Program

As a company looking to give users full control over their digital rights, Blockstack is piloting a new app mining program that encourages designers to create new applications directly on Blockstack’s platform and earn rewards in bitcoin. The goal is to expand the decentralized app ecosystem while financing developers who build the most popular applications.

Factom Seems Keen to Enter the Stablecoin Market

It is safe to say the cryptocurrency industry has seen its fair share of stablecoins already. This market is open to competitors, although nearly 10 different offerings exist already. Even so, the Factom team is confident they can add at least one more competitor to the mix. Their unique stablecoin implementation will be presented later this month. Factom has Bold Plans Every venture pertaining to blockchain and cryptocurrency is worth paying attention to these days.
Число кошельков Blockchain превысило 25 млн.

Число кошельков Blockchain превысило 25 млн.

На этой неделе количество кошельков сервиса Blockchain.info достигло 25 млн. Значительный рост пользователей наблюдается в США, где в последние месяцы компания развернула активные продажи биткоинов. Однако цифра 25 млн. превышает количество биткоин-адресов с положительным балансом, отмечает веб-сайт BitcoinPrivacy, который выступает в поддержку конфиденциальности биткоин-адресов, ради чего занимается их анализом.
Government of Spain Considers Blockchain-Friendly Regulations

Government of Spain Considers Blockchain-Friendly Regulations

The government of Spain is preparing blockchain-friendly legislation including possible tax breaks to attract companies in the emerging blockchain technology sector, Bloomberg Politics reports.
Government of Spain Considers Blockchain-Friendly Regulations

Government of Spain Considers Blockchain-Friendly Regulations

The government of Spain is preparing blockchain-friendly legislation including possible tax breaks to attract companies in the emerging blockchain technology sector, Bloomberg Politics reports.
Wyoming House Unanimously Approves Two Pro-Blockchain Bills

Wyoming House Unanimously Approves Two Pro-Blockchain Bills

In a watershed moment for United States blockchain and cryptocurrency law, Wyoming’s House of Representatives unanimously voted “aye” to pass two blockchain bills – HB 70 the “utility token bill” and HB 19 the “bitcoin bill” –  sending them to the State Senate for consideration.
Wyoming House Unanimously Approves Two Pro-Blockchain Bills

Wyoming House Unanimously Approves Two Pro-Blockchain Bills

In a watershed moment for United States blockchain and cryptocurrency law, Wyoming’s House of Representatives unanimously voted “aye” to pass two blockchain bills – HB 70 the “utility token bill” and HB 19 the “bitcoin bill” –  sending them to the State Senate for consideration.
NASA, ESA Considering Innovative Applications of Blockchain Technology

NASA, ESA Considering Innovative Applications of Blockchain Technology

NASA and other space agencies, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), are considering potential applications of blockchain technology to space missions and internal operations. According to a NASA presentation titled “Bitcoin, Blockchains and Efficient Distributed Spacecraft Mission Control,” blockchain technology could have useful applications in distributed spacecraft missions involving multiple elements.
NASA, ESA Considering Innovative Applications of Blockchain Technology

NASA, ESA Considering Innovative Applications of Blockchain Technology

NASA and other space agencies, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), are considering potential applications of blockchain technology to space missions and internal operations. According to a NASA presentation titled “Bitcoin, Blockchains and Efficient Distributed Spacecraft Mission Control,” blockchain technology could have useful applications in distributed spacecraft missions involving multiple elements.

Компания Blockchain представила платформу для институциональных инвесторов

Ведущая биткоин-компания Blockchain объявила сегодня, 28 июня, о запуске Blockchain Principal Strategies (BPS) – институциональной платформы для организаций, компаний по доверительному управлению семейным капиталом и индивидуальных инвесторов, предлагающей доступ к рынкам, исследовательским данными и сервисам в области цифровых валют. We’re thrilled to debut our institutional investment platform, Blockchain Principal Strategies! With BPS, clients will have access to an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk, a customized portfolio view, as well as exclusive insights https://t.
Сервисы blockchain.info перенесены на домен .com

Сервисы blockchain.info перенесены на домен .com

Ведущая аналитическая компания Blockchain и провайдер одноименного биткоин-кошелька объявила о миграции сервисов, расположенных в настоящий момент на blockchain.info на основной домен компании blockchain.com. По завершении процесса все сервисы, в том числе и кошельки пользователей, будут доступны на одном домене blockchain.com. https://t.
Польша признала легальность криптовалютных сделок

Польша признала легальность криптовалютных сделок

Польское государственное ведомство по надзору за финансовым рынком 6 июня опубликовало официальное заявление, в котором утвердило легальность операций по купле-продаже криптовалют.

Компания Blockchain открыла офис в Сан-Франциско и приобрела стартап Tsukemen

Крупнейший в мире провайдер биткоин-кошельков Blockchain.info объявил об открытии офиса в Сан-Франциско, а также о приобретении стартапа Tsukemen. Об этом сообщает Business Insider. Стартап Tsukemen занимается разработкой приложений. Ранее этой компанией был создан файлообменный сервис Cloudup.

Sidechains: Why These Researchers Think They Solved a Key Piece of the Puzzle

New blockchains are born all the time. Bitcoin was the lone blockchain for years, but now there are hundreds. The problem is, if you want to use the features offered on another blockchain, you have to buy the tokens for that other blockchain. But all that may soon change.

SEC Suspends Trading of 3 Penny Stocks With Tenuous Ties to Cryptocurrency, Blockchain

Today, February 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release announcing trading suspension of three companies that acquired AAA-rated assets from “a subsidiary of a private equity investor in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, among other things.” The three companies in question, PDX Partners, Inc.

Space Decentral: Using Blockchain Tech to Democratize Space

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking recently called for a concerted effort to launch humans into space saying: “To leave Earth demands a concerted global approach, everyone should join in.

The Electrum Personal Server Will Give Users the Full Node Security They Need

The Electrum Personal Server promises a resource-efficient, secure and private way to use bitcoin with hardware and software wallets, connected to full nodes. Developed by open-source programmer Christian Belcher, best known for his contributions to JoinMarket, the Electrum Personal Server directly addresses vulnerabilities with the popular Electrum Bitcoin wallet, while sparing users the significant resource usage of an Electrum server.
В Топ-50 в финтехе по версии Forbes вошли 11 блокчейн-компаний

В Топ-50 в финтехе по версии Forbes вошли 11 блокчейн-компаний

Вслед за недавно опубликованным рейтингом криптомиллионеров, Forbes публикует новый список лучших из лучших в сфере финтех, в который в этом году вошли 11 блокчейн-компаний.

Po.et’s “Frost” Launches Blockchain-Based Solutions for Bloggers, Content Creators

If you are one of the 81 million people who use WordPress to publish content, you’ll soon be able to automatically timestamp your works within the WordPress content management system using the new Po.et plugin.

Sora Foundation Wants to Build a Better Blockchain Community in Asia

Ask most, and you’ll hear the opinion that Asia is a minefield when it comes to cryptocurrency. The mere mention of regulatory action on the already-volatile markets sends the price of bitcoin (and consequently altcoins) into a nosedive.

Report Suggests Global Spending on Blockchain Tech Could Reach $9.2 Billion by 2021

Blockchain technology can revolutionize the way in which businesses provide services to both consumers and to other organizations. From building digital trust over a completely transparent ledger, to allowing participants to quickly interact via a peer-to-peer network, blockchain technology is proving to be a solution that will drive the next phase of digital transformation.

Mexico’s Vicente Fox Invites the Blockchain Community to Join His “Yellow Revolution”

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox was part of a panel discussion at the Blockchain Economic Forum in Singapore on February 5, 2018, and had a number of insights on blockchain technology generally and how Mexico might make use of it to help curtail corruption and rein in the drug trade. While President Fox openly admitted that he doesn’t understand blockchain technology that well at this point (learning more about it was a big reason he went to the conference), he does see the incredible potential for the use of a platform that democratizes data for the good of all.

NIST Blockchain Report Examines the Tech Behind the “Hype”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a report titled “Blockchain Technology Overview.

Blockchain’s Greatest Impact Will Be in Developing Countries, Says UPenn Lecturer

Most of the attention, flurry and investment around blockchain technology is in the West, where people are investing in cryptocurrencies and focused on a slew of novel applications, like using a blockchain to track vegetables from the field to store shelves.