• Blockchain apps are an integral part of the sprawling tech landscape in South Korea. The technology behind Bitcoin is no longer the exclusive preserve of the finance world in the country. From gaming to fitness, app developers compete against each other to capture the attention and imagination of the public. Fierce Competition Among IT Giants Usually, startup enterprises are the heart of blockchain innovation with established firms seemingly slow to come to the party. However,

    Blockchain Apps Take Over South Korea

    | 2018/05/21 11:00 pm
  • Starting May 21st, 2018, all users will be able to trade LUC (Level Up Coin) tokens on Yobit, CoinBene, and HitBTC exchanges. By July 2018, LUC token is to be listed on at least four other top crypto exchanges. May 21, 2018, Limassol, Cyprus – Play2Live, the world’s first decentralized streaming platform for gamers and esports fans built on blockchain technology, has reached an agreement with Yobit, CoinBene, and HitBTC – the world’s fourth largest trading

    Play2Live Enters Crypto Exchanges and Launches Payments in LUC Tokens on P2L.TV

    | 2018/05/21 10:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist recently caught up with Bernard Peh, one of only 56 Ethereum Certified developers in the world, and picked his brain on his current project, the state of the cryptocurrency market, and what being “Ethereum Certified” even means.  Bitcoinist: You are one of only 59 Ethereum Certified developers in the world. What exactly does “Ethereum Certified” mean, exactly? BP: First of all, I like to congratulate B9lab for setting the golden standard in Ethereum Certification.

    Ethereum Certified Developer Bernard Peh on The Future of Crypto, Dealing with Regulations, and Blockbid (Interview)

    | 2018/05/21 9:00 pm
  • Lithuanian cryptocurrency payment processor CoinGate has become one of the first industry businesses to offer Lightning Network (LN) settlements for Bitcoin. CoinGate: LN ‘Without Doubt Most Awaited Bitcoin Network Upgrade’ In a post on Reddit, CoinGate, which has operated since 2014 but saw over half its transaction volume this year, confirmed it was operating LN in a “sandbox environment” while “intense testing” continues. “Lightning Network is the next major technological innovation in the Bitcoin space.

    Watch Out BitPay: CoinGate Uses Bitcoin Lightning Payments To Zap Competition

    | 2018/05/21 3:00 pm
  • The Smart Justice service is an innovative and community-driven way to resolve disputes in the crypto industry. Top-50 FinTech company, BANKEX, launched the beta version of its service on the 14th of May as a way to introduce complete partiality during these disputes. There is no doubt that blockchain technology has the potential to drastically change our lives.  It offers security, immutability and a high level of transparency.  It also an essential part of creating a

    BANKEX Smart Justice is Bringing Arbitration to Blockchain

    | 2018/05/21 1:00 am
  • The long-awaited AirPod ICO is finally taking off! The team has announced that its pre-sale is going to start on May 29, 2018. The project introduces a revolutionary sleeping pod intended to improve your travel experience while at the same time providing you with means for stable yet profitable passive income. A Breakthrough Sleeping Pod AirPod Sleeping Pods will provide you with a reprieve from the hassle and bustle of the airport, allowing for a

    Save the Date: AirPod’s Pre-Sale Prepares for Launch

    | 2018/05/20 4:00 pm
  • Alibaba founder and chairman, Jack Ma, is the latest to espouse the “blockchain not bitcoin” rhetoric. The billionaire e-commerce guru said bitcoin is the bubble and not blockchain. He made these comments at the recently concluded World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin. Blockchain not Bitcoin Narrative Lives On During his address at the conference, Ma revealed that Alibaba focuses solely on blockchain implementation. According to Ma: Blockchain is now a hot word. First, blockchain is not

    Alibaba CEO Jack Ma Says Bitcoin and Not Blockchain is the Bubble

    | 2018/05/20 2:00 pm
  • After receiving incredible and record-breaking rankings on all relevant listing platforms, more and more people have become intrigued by Kepler’s groundbreaking ideas and visions in regards to a future shaped by a combination of robotics, artificial intelligence, and the blockchain. There are only two more days until Kepler’s pre-sale finally begins — which will last from May 22nd until June 5th.  Invest in Innovative and Disruptive Ideas Everyone will be able to participate in Kepler’s

    The Numbers Behind Kepler Technologies

    | 2018/05/20 12:00 pm
  • Egretia has teamed up with Egret Technologies, the leading HTML5 company in the world which has a complete development workflow, to combine its products with blockchain technology. It should add several new features to the HTML5 technology, including a payment system and more efficient promotion. With Egret’s tools, Egretia is aimed at bringing two hundred thousand developers and one billion mobile devices to the blockchain world. Egret Technology became a prominent player in the HTML5

    Gaming Industry Evolves With First HTML5 Blockchain Platform

    | 2018/05/19 5:00 pm
  • The secure, decentralized nature of blockchain technology presents countless applications outside of cryptocurrency, as one European bank proved in a historic first at its last annual investor meeting. Investors at future meetings could wait seconds instead of weeks to see their votes counted and confirmed. ‘Practical’ and ‘Instant’ Investors at the Madrid-based Santander bank cast their votes using blockchain at their annual general meeting (AGM) late last month, the bank announced today. Santander hailed the

    Spanish Bank Makes History And Votes With Blockchain At Annual Meeting

    | 2018/05/19 4:00 pm
  • EOS, a cryptocurrency token and blockchain that claims to operate as a smart contract platform for the deployment of decentralized applications (DApps), continues to perform well in short-term bearish market conditions – and market analysts think this may be just the beginning.  ‘A Groundbreaking Event’ After skyrocketing for weeks, the now-fifth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization experienced a much-needed (and expected) pullback. Yesterday, however, the cryptocurrency once again saw an 11 percent spike in valuation — more

    Analyst: EOS ‘A Groundbreaking Event, the Likes of Which This Industry Has Yet to See’

    | 2018/05/18 6:00 pm
  • Extended reality (XR) is an exciting and emerging technology that will reshape the way we experience digital environments. Naturally, advertising will be a crucial and lucrative component of this market — but it has to be done right. Trivver aims to do just that. What is Trivver? Trivver is an all-inclusive extended reality (XR) advertising platform constructed on a set of patented technologies which aims to quickly facilitate the adoption, commercialization, and monetization of XR

    Trivver Has Brought Advertising to Extended Reality

    | 2018/05/18 5:00 pm
  • Tony Cui, the CEO of Achain — a public blockchain platform that enables developers of all levels to issue tokens and create smart contracts, decentralized applications, and blockchain systems — has written an open letter to the platform’s dedicated users and investors. In addition to detailing the successes of the project’s first phase, Cui officially announced the launch of the project’s second phase: Galaxy. Phase One’s Successful Advancements Phase One, also known as The Singularity

    Achain Enters Phase 2 of its Development: ‘Galaxy’

    | 2018/05/18 3:00 pm
  • The seventh-largest bank in the Philippines by assets ran Bitcoin miners at a conference this week, signaling bullish sentiment from the local finance industry. Philippines Bank ‘Exploring How Bitcoin Works’ Through Mining Images uploaded to social media from the BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2018 by Satoshi Citadel Industries cofounder Miguel Cuneta show UnionBank CEO Edwin Bautista running four GPU miners at the bank’s booth. According to Cuneta, who was also present at the conference, UnionBank set

    Philippines: UnionBank Mines Bitcoin In Conference ‘Experiment’

    | 2018/05/18 12:00 pm
  • Russia’s State Duma Committee on State Construction is to support the first reading of a regulatory proposition which is to incorporate the fundamental rules for the digital economy in the country’s Civil Code. At the same time, a leading Russian bank issues the first commercial bonds carried out via Blockchain-based technology. Russia is making serious efforts towards dominating the booming industry of blockchain technology, claiming that it will eventually belong to them. In April of

    Russia Moves to Regulate Crypto, Issues First Commercial Bonds via Blockchain

    | 2018/05/18 8:00 am
  • A seasoned counselor at the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) maintains that the control for currency issuance should remain within the government. The senior official also said that blockchain technology must remain astray from finance. His statements come despite the country’s intentions to create a state-owned cryptocurrency. Decentralization is Bad Spoken like a flat-out banker, Sheng Songcheng, a senior counselor to PBoC with more than two decades of experience, said that blockchain-based technology needs to

    People’s Bank of China: ‘Government Must Have Monopoly on Currency Issuance’

    | 2018/05/18 2:00 am
  • After receiving even more excellent ratings from leading blockchain experts over the past few days, Kepler’s long-awaited pre-sale is now just around the corner.  Life-Changing Inventions The second phase of the pre-ICO is set to start on May 22, will last for two weeks, and will have 5,000,000 tokens available for sale. Each token will be valued at $1.25 and can be bought using Bitcoin and Ethereum. There is also set to be a stunning

    Kepler Pre-Sale Just Around the Corner as Market Stabilizes

    | 2018/05/17 11:00 pm
  • In the wake of Cambridge Analytica improperly acquiring the data of up to 87 million Facebook users, the social media giant is exploring how blockchain could decentralize its network to protect user data or even possibly create a cryptocurrency. A new report published today has experts speculating about what Facebook is developing. ‘Counter-Trends’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed in his New Year post that Facebook was exploring “counter-trends” to centralized networks, including encryption and cryptocurrency. In

    Experts Speculate How Facebook Is Exploring Blockchain

    | 2018/05/17 10:00 pm
  • SuchApp has been at the forefront of promoting mainstream adoption of Blockchain technology such that now the platform has managed to capture the exclusive interest of a billionaire society looking to invest in the Blockchain enabled application. After a recent meeting by the 20 charter member society in Monaco to learn more about SuchApp (a first of its king 5g messenger application), the billionaire society that is worth over $89 billion, has realized the potential

    SuchApp Captures the Attention of Global Top-Tier Investors Who Realize the Platforms Potential

    | 2018/05/17 9:00 pm
  • Younk is a blockchain platform that aims to modernize the way the music industry, as a whole, works. It will allow music lovers to participate in the process of discovering new music, while also providing the opportunity to co-own future hits and share in their income.  Modernizing the Music Industry Did you know that up to 70 percent of music industry revenues are owned by the ‘Big Three’ major labels — Universal, Sony and Warner

    Promising Start-up Younk is Modernizing the Music Industry with Blockchain

    | 2018/05/17 1:00 pm
  • Blockchain technology is in the process of revolutionizing the FinTech, real estate, and other industries, but it is also prepared to disrupt the supply chain. The shipping industry, while it keeps the global economy afloat, is riddled with inefficiency that directly impacts businesses and consumers. Shipping needs to move forward – so blockchain is just the push it needs. A Bit of History Before looking to the future, it’s essential to examine the past. Decades

    Blockchain Technology is Shaping the Future of Shipping

    | 2018/05/17 9:00 am
  • CryptoCup, a project creating a blockchain-powered betting platform for the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, has announced it will roll out the product on May 21st. The project has also announced that Greg Colvin, the organizer of the fellowship of Ethereum Magicians and core developer of Ethereum Virtual Machine, has joined Cryptocup as an advisor. Additionally, Coinfabrik, the developers of Jaxx and RSK wallets, have audited the project’s smart contracts and joined it in the

    CryptoCup to Release a Blockchain-based Betting Platform for FIFA World Cup; Announces Ethereum Foundation Member as Advisor

    | 2018/05/16 10:00 pm
  • OPEN believes strongly in a decentralized future. In order to make that happen, it is absolutely necessary that cryptocurrencies today are able to function like fiat currencies so that believers in blockchain technology are able to spend them today for goods and services. OPEN is creating a world where all applications accept cryptocurrencies as easily as they do fiat currency. OPEN has always believed that the best solutions to achieving mainstream adoption of blockchain technologies

    Announcing The OPEN Chain

    | 2018/05/16 6:00 pm