Bitcoin

PewDiePie Boosts Blockchain’s Legitimacy by Joining New Streaming Platform

The most famous individual YouTuber ever, Felix Kjellberg — most commonly known by his handle, PewDiePie — has announced that he will be joining blockchain-based live-streaming platform DLive in an exclusive partnership.  DLive is a live-streaming platform which aims to compete with prominent industry titans like YouTube and Twitch by rewarding both viewers and content […]

Altcoins

Blockchain’s Killer App: Crypto-Powered Web Browser Brave Hits 20 Million Downloads

The Brave internet browser, which rewards users with cryptocurrency, has clocked up phenomenal growth. According to AppBrain, the Android app has now been downloaded 20 million times. Brave aims to “fix the internet” by blocking ads and refusing to track user activity and location. The platform rewards users and content creators with a native cryptocurrency, […]

ICO

Security Token Startup Templum Shifts to Private Blockchains

Security token specialist Templum is shifting from public to private blockchains. Announced Monday, enterprise software vendor Symbiont is building a private blockchain and smart contracts system that Templum will use for future security token offerings (STOs) by its clients. Previously, the regulated broker-dealer left the choice of blockchain protocol up to the issuers, but this […]

Blockchain

Google Using Big Data to Make Blockchains Searchable

Search behemoth (and definitely not evil), Google, has somewhat lagged behind other tech giants when it comes to blockchain development. While Amazon and Microsoft launched tools for managing and creating blockchains, Google was more big data and search algorithms until now, as Google has combined the two to make blockchains searchable. Search Engines For Blockchains Senior developer advocate […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]