Ethereum

Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

U.K. bank Barclays and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. The interoperability challenge is being hosted by Clearmatics and will use a template involving its open-source interoperability protocol, Ion. The hackathon will take place at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in […]

Crypto News

Op-Ed: Initial Exchange Offerings Restore Agility to Blockchain’s Original Fundraising Model

One of the most groundbreaking concepts to emerge from blockchain over its short lifespan has been the initial coin offering, or ICO. In this article, the author will discuss an emerging trend called “Initial Exchange Offerings” or IEOs. Reading about blockchain or cryptocurrency in any newspaper will allude to this unique type of public offering, […]

Crypto News

Crypto Startups More Valuable Than Blockchains — Can the Trend Change?

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn In the crypto bull market of late 2017, when tokens reached a valuation of tens of billions of dollars, blockchain networks comfortably surpassed the valuation of commercial companies in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. At the time, for venture capital investors, direct investments in digital assets and cryptocurrencies seemed substantially more profitable than […]

Altcoins

NEO Founder: Blockchains are Over-Regulated

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Da Hongfei, the founder of Antshares (presently and best known as NEO), believes that blockchains and cryptocurrencies are over-regulated in the extreme. In fact, he was recently quoted in a discussion with 8BTC as saying: In essence, blockchain can barely survive within the existing financial regulation system. A licensed institute may […]

Bitcoin

Columbia University Examines Blockchain’s Role in Journalism

Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism recently held a panel examining blockchain’s role in the journalism world.  The Columbia Journalism Review reported on the October 19th panel in recap yesterday. The event was entitled “Blockchain in Journalism: Promise and Practice.” The Tow Center is part of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, purveyors of the […]

Ethereum

When Blockchains Go Down: Why Crypto Outages Are on the Rise

Berniesanders (not to be confused with former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders) is an institution on blockchain-based blogging platform Steemit. Steemit allows content creators to earn crypto – at least, crypto that’s native to the Steem blockchain, of which there are three – for popular posts. While recent successes include waffle recipes, romantic […]

Bitcoin

A Number of Surveys Have Implied Blockchain’s Rising Popularity Within the Eyes of Global Corporate Executives.

A number of surveys have implied blockchain technology is becoming more and more popular within the eyes of global corporate executives. Recent data reveals how issues concerning trust might restrict adoption. As the blockchain industry continues to expand, more and more companies and top executives are coming around to its merits. Bitcoinist recently reported that […]