• Big data is big money, and corporations such as Google and Facebook have made billions out of your personal information. Medical and genetic data is worth even more, and companies may be profiting from it whenever you take a genetic test. The solution in giving people back control over their genetic and DNA data is the blockchain. According to reports, consumer genetic testing saw unprecedented public demand last year.  Companies, such as AncestryDNA, carried out

    DNA Data Marketplace on the Blockchain

    | 2018/01/23 6:30 am
  • Devery.io, the developers of the Devery Protocol, is set to provide a decentralized verification platform, marking and tracking items over the Ethereum blockchain. Their Token sale reached their hard cap funding target within 17 seconds of lifting the individual cap. Devery.io, founded by Andrew Rasheed, held their token sale on January 12 this year and was able to reach their targets without any institutional funding whatsoever, something they actively rejected as being unfair to the

    Devery.io Token Sale Reaches $10 Million Target Within 17 Seconds

    | 2018/01/22 11:45 pm
  • One of Blockchain’s more bizarre fringe benefits is still seeing huge success as companies make millions just for changing their name. (Company Name) + Blockchain = Bank The latest in a string of shrewd corporate moves to profit from the craze associated with the technology, UK company Stapleton Capital announced it had renamed itself to Blockchain Worldwide – making its share price jump 160% Monday. Previously trained on acquiring UK telecoms companies, its focus will

    What’s In a Name? Lots of Cash: Companies Rebrand to ‘Blockchain’ and Profit

    | 2018/01/22 7:00 pm
  • The number of applications for blockchain technology is simply staggering, and new ones are being launched every day. The latest development for implementation of the blockchain is a gaming platform whereby users can resell digital titles in a decentralized marketplace. Steam is the dominant force in PC games today, and the online marketplace has over 18 million users at peak times, according to its stats page. There are over 1,600 games available for sale and

    Ready, Player One! Crypto Solution for PC Game Resales

    | 2018/01/22 5:00 am
  • Ellcrys is an up and coming blockchain network that aims to revolutionize the way developers work together. In addition to trying to revitalize collaborative efforts, the company has an ICO that promises to make the mining and distribution of its native cryptocurrency fairer and more accessible. A Growing Problem Technology has infiltrated every part of our everyday lives leading to a surge of products and services and, along with it, the demand for people to

    Ellcrys is a Breath of Fresh Air for Open Source Collaborators

    | 2018/01/21 6:00 pm
  • The Abyss is a next-generation digital distribution platform with the vision to create a crypto reward ecosystem for millions of gamers and developers. January 11, 2018 — The Abyss, the next generation digital distribution game platform, today announced the intent to launch a pioneering DAICO, a reinforced version of ICO merged with aspects of Decentralized Autonomous Organisation (DAO). The DAICO fundraising model was proposed by Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, earlier this month as a

    The Abyss Aims to Conduct the World’s First DAICO, A New Protection Mechanism for ICO Contributors, Raised By Vitalik Buterin

    | 2018/01/21 3:00 pm
  • Blockchain technology is no longer limited to innovative startups with grand intentions of changing the world. Massive multinationals are also looking to use the technology to improve their operations and boost productivity. The latest in the lineup to get on board the blockchain train is petro corporation Shell. According to industry portal OilPrice, the energy giant has bought up a minority share in Gartner-listed startup Applied Blockchain. Details of the deal have yet to be

    Oil Giant Shell Buys into Blockchain

    | 2018/01/21 6:00 am
  • Blockchain creates a symbiosis between humans, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics that would bring many new jobs. That is the belief behind Aitheon, a new Ethereum-based platform. “The idea of human/robot symbiosis is that both humans and robots have a place and that place is together,” Aitheon creator and CEO Andrew Archer said. Aitheon has developed a number of blockchain applications that will allow for the remote operation of robots by freelance workers. Freelancers will

    Blockchain Platform Would Create Symbiosis of Humans, AI, and Robots

    | 2018/01/19 8:30 pm
  • Blockchain-based booking platform LockChain.co has announced the Alpha release of its marketplace. The version kicks off with around 600 completely integrated listings already in place. In addition, hosts can list their properties for free and travelers can book accommodations without any commissions. By the end of February 2018, the platform will feature 100,000 hotels, providing accommodation options worldwide. Nikola Alexandrov, the CEO of LockChain.co, explains the impetus behind the project: Booking.com and Airbnb.com charge on average

    LockChain.co Launches 0% Commission Travel Marketplace for Hotels and Short Term Rentals, 100k Hotels to be Integrated in 2018

    | 2018/01/19 6:30 pm
  • While there’s no doubt that Bitcoin is the currency of the moment, with its value rising from $0.0008 on inception, to a peak of $17,900 in December 2017, one of the biggest concerns that potential investors have is that, in reality, they are difficult to spend. With skeptics referring to horror stories such as the man who spent 10,000 Bitcoins on two pizzas in 2010 (an equivalent cost in today’s market of $20 million), it’s

    Five Ways To Spend Bitcoins in 2018

    | 2018/01/19 4:30 pm
  • Blockchain research is set to get a cash injection from Dash as the cryptocurrency collaborates with the Arizona State University’s Blockchain Research Laboratory. As blockchain awareness continues to grow, more and more industries are realizing that it could be a viable solution in their business. However, as with any evolving technology, time and effort need to be put into researching its mainstream benefits. Dash Offers Financial Support for Blockchain Research In November last year, Arizona

    Dash Funds Blockchain Research at Arizona State University

    | 2018/01/18 7:30 pm
  • A new report that analyzes illicit transactions conducted on the blockchain has determined that less than 1% of all Bitcoin transactions are criminal in origin. Elliptic, a UK based cybersecurity firm specialized in creating tools to identify criminality associated with blockchain related transactions, has released a report analyzing the global Bitcoin market with a focus on money laundering. The results somewhat surprisingly find that the much-hyped criminal elements involved in Bitcoin appear disproportionately small, amounting

    New Study Finds Less Than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions To Exchanges Are Illicit

    | 2018/01/18 5:30 pm
  • The US Treasury Department has cautioned investors that Venezuela’s Petro could be in violation of Washington-imposed financial sanctions. In December last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced that his government would be creating a digital currency, the Petro. In a country that is rapidly spiraling into a financial abyss, Maduro sees the state-controlled cryptocurrency as a sanction workaround and subsequently, a way to improve the country’s deep economic problems. During his annual message on the

    US Treasury Warns Investors: Venezuela’s Petro Could Violate Sanctions

    | 2018/01/18 1:00 am
  • Bitcoin mining has been pushing the growth of important chipmakers, such as Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD). Now, tech giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. (TSMC) plans to significantly increase its revenue from the crypto-mining devices segment. Crypto-Mining Driving TSMC’s Growth TSMC provides semiconductor manufacturing devices and services for a range of industries. Most notably, the company supplies chips to Apple. AppleInsider reports that TSMC might have reached a deal to be the

    Giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer TSMC Bullish on Cryptocurrencies

    | 2018/01/17 10:30 pm
  • Blockstream has implemented Lightning Network Bitcoin payments on its store as part of a continued roll-out of the revolutionary technology. Store Tests Consumer Lightning Payments In a blog post on Tuesday, developers Christian Becker and Rusty Russell introduced the Lightning Charge addition to its long-running Elements Project. This is designed in their words to “make it simple to build apps on top of Lightning.” The pair explains: Lightning Charge is a micropayment processing system written in

    Lightning Network Debuts On Blockstream Store As New Strides Announced

    | 2018/01/17 8:30 pm
  • After successfully completing the token presale, Native Video Box (NVB) is now moving to the main stage of the ICO.  NVB is a platform that automatically selects and places the relevant video content from its own database of licensed clips. The widget proposed by the service is seamlessly embedded in the website and perceived by the user to be native content. The creators of the service are convinced that the technologies and instruments on offer

    You Can Earn Twice as Much from Video Content: NVB Announces Start of ICO

    | 2018/01/17 7:30 pm
  • Institutional investment is taking no notice of Bitcoin’s current volatility as two pioneering Blockchain exchange-traded funds (ETFs) launch Wednesday. ‘Profound Long-Term Investment Opportunities’ The Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) and the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK) are forerunners of what some pundits expect to be an onslaught of Bitcoin and Blockchain ETFs which may gain approval in 2018. Unlike previous Bitcoin attempts from last year which met with flat-out rejections from US

    Amid Bitcoin Price Chaos, Industry Welcomes Two New Blockchain ETFs

    | 2018/01/17 6:00 pm
  • The explosive growth of cryptocurrencies and blockchain based solutions fueled a switch of future online payments from traditional banking to crypto. The global online retail market will reach 3 trillion dollars in the end of 2018. With such potential of the industry new players started to emerge offering completely different ways to get paid for e-commerce businesses. Why Is Crypto so Much Better? The retail world is experiencing growth such as has never been seen

    Bitcoinus – the Pioneer of Online Crypto Processing

    | 2018/01/17 3:00 pm
  • Diamond industry giant De Beers is launching its own blockchain to digitally track diamonds and gems from when they’re first dug up. Few things capture the attention more than a glittering diamond. They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but provenance has become a diamond’s best friend over the last few years. Once enough attention was brought upon the practice of buying and selling blood diamonds, gems sourced from a war zone under

    All That Glitters! De Beers Launching Blockchain to Track Diamonds and Other Gems

    | 2018/01/17 1:45 pm
  • The joint venture aims to revolutionize the global shipping industry with blockchain technology at its heart. IBM, in partnership with Maersk, is launching their own blockchain based solution to the complex world of the global shipping trade, the joint company the two giants have formed is so far unnamed. The aim of the initiative is to simplify the complex process of transporting goods across the worlds myriad of disparate trade zones. The system, based on

    IBM Partners With Shipping Giant Maersk To Launch Blockchain Solution For Global Logistics

    | 2018/01/17 1:30 am
  • LightChain is a double-layer technology that promises to solve blockchain’s performance issues. Indeed, LightChain hopes to lead blockchain technology into the “millisecond transaction era.” LightChain Is a Double-layer Technology Granted, Bitcoin’s slow transaction processing speed and high transaction fees are the most pressing issues afflicting the cryptocurrency ecosystem. By design, there is only 1MB of data available per Bitcoin block. That is, just 1 MB of transaction data is allotted every 10 minutes. 🙌 It's

    LightChain Ushers Blockchain into the Millisecond Transaction Era

    | 2018/01/16 9:30 pm
  • Two-Thirds of CHP already reserved with 30,000 + unique users and 4,000+ unique daily players already using the site. CoinPoker.com are launching their eagerly awaited ICO this Friday with only one-third of its allocation left for sale – two-thirds of CHP (chips) tokens already reserved for sale via the priority whitelist! CoinPoker is a cryptocurrency based online poker room using blockchain technology to provide a transparent, secure, and accessible platform and is going to offer their in-game cryptocurrency called

    All Aboard the New Era for Poker! CoinPoker’s ICO Launches on Friday

    | 2018/01/16 8:00 pm
  • Blockchain, decentralized apps platform Qtum has inked a deal with Chinese internet royalty in the form of Qihoo 360, a Beijing-based company that is not well-known in the West but is the leader in network security in its home market. The partnership, established through a memorandum of understanding and which also involves BitMex Institute’s BTN Foundation, will see the Qtum Foundation, founded by Patrick Dai, working with the 360 Blockchain Research Center to develop blockchain

    Qtum Strikes Deal with Pioneering Chinese Network Security Firm

    | 2018/01/16 11:30 am