• Bitcoin Core developer Johnathan Corgan has joined Jimmy Song in criticizing the seeming lack of Bitcoin focus at this week’s Consensus 2018 conference. Corgan: Blockchain ‘Bashing’ Bitcoin In a long series of tweets summarizing the event, which ends May 16, Corgan highlighted what he described as “cargo-cult engineering” taking preference among speakers. “It’s like all the popular kids (Blockchain) are publicly bashing the geeks and nerds (Bitcoin) while privately trying to copy their homework,” he

    ‘Cargo-Cult Engineering’: Bitcoin Core Dev Slams Consensus Conference

    | 2018/05/16 7:00 am
  • Taiwanese consumer electronics HTC Corporation has announced its plans for the world’s first ever native blockchain smartphone dedicated to providing consumers with high-end experiences while running decentralized applications (DApps). A Decentralized World in Your Pocket Called the HTC Exodus, the smartphone is slated to include a built-in secure hardware enclave and is aimed at “helping underlying protocols expand their base of dedicated nodes, thus expanding the total blockchain ecosystem.” Phil Chen, who has returned to

    HTC Announces ‘Exodus,’ New Smartphone for Decentralized Bitcoin and Ethereum Apps

    | 2018/05/16 5:00 am
  • In an official press release, LG announced that it will be launching its blockchain-based platform called “Monachain”. It is supposed to have various application across a span of fields such as finance, public, manufacturing, communications, and others. In a press release dated May 13th, LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG, announced that it will launch its own blockchain-based project with key functions such as digital certification, digital supply chain management, and digital community currency. Going

    South Korean Tech Giant LG to Launch its Own Blockchain Platform

    | 2018/05/16 3:00 am
  • In your standard day-to-day life, nobody likes to get audited. In the blockchain industry, however, audits are a crucial part of ensuring security and maintaining trust — especially when it comes to smart contracts. (Which aren’t always so smart.) iGaming platform Luckchemy was recently audited by New Alchemy, and the results were extremely positive. ‘Issues of Critical Severity’ Non-Existent Last month, blockchain technology and capital solutions company New Alchemy examined Luckchemy’s smart contracts and subsequently

    New Alchemy Successfully Audits Luckchemy’s Smart Contracts, Finds No Critical Vulnerabilities

    | 2018/05/15 6:00 pm
  • ICON, one of the largest blockchain networks in the world which aims to hyper-connect private and public institutions, has announced a massive partnership with LINE PLUS, a global social platform with a monthly average user count over 200 million. Together, the two companies have co-founded ‘Unchain’ in an effort to construct LINE’s blockchain network.  A Joint Venture of Massive Proportions The goal of Unchain is to develop a variety of decentralized applications (DApps) while also

    ICON (ICX) Announces Massive Partnership with LINE to Create ‘Unchain’

    | 2018/05/15 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin educator, developer and entrepreneur Jimmy Song has bet an unlimited amount of money on cryptocurrency proving more innovative than Blockchain by 2023. Bitcoin ‘The Real Innovation’ Speaking during a panel at Consensus 2018, which has since become infamous as a frank discussion of Bitcoin vs. Blockchain, Song made the bet with Ethereum cofounder Joseph Lubin. “I don’t really see much of this stuff gaining much traction,” he said referencing blockchain solutions for global enterprise

    Bitcoin is ‘The Real Innovation’ – Jimmy Song Dispels Blockchain Hype at Consensus

    | 2018/05/15 7:00 am
  • Vernam is developing a decentralized, peer-to-peer, broker-free, cost-efficient, data-driven, and transparent marketplace for the insurance sector, in which consumers will be able to get up to 30 percent cash back on their insurance premiums. Here’s everything you need to know about the platform! A New Way to Buy Insurance Vernam is revolutionizing the way people access insurance by connecting insurers directly with the prospective clients — effectively removing unnecessary middlemen from the equation. By doing

    Everything You Need to Know About Vernam, A Game Changing Blockchain-Based Insurance Product

    | 2018/05/15 1:00 am
  • The 2018 Consensus Conference is underway in New York. Already, this year’s event seems to be even more colorful than previous with protesters staging a march outside the summit venue. The turnout so far is impressive with the usual logistical issues that are common in large gatherings such these. Parody Protests Outside While experts and crypto enthusiasts are engaging in the conference outside, some bizarre scenes are taking place outside. Scores of protesters bearing placards

    Consensus 2018: Mammoth Turnout on Opening Day as Parody Protesters March Outside the Cryptocurrency Conference

    | 2018/05/14 9:00 pm
  • Steve Chiavarone is a blockchain believer. The portfolio manager at Federated Investors believes the technology behind bitcoin will help usher in the fourth industrial age. Many commentators have previously identified blockchain as having the potential to disrupt the global business process. Blockchain: An Exciting Emerging Technology Chiavarone is certain that the distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework is an essential cog in the wheel of emerging technologies that will transform the world. The Wall Street bull

    Blockchain Technology Will Usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    | 2018/05/14 7:00 pm
  • Ripple continues to grow its empire with the official launch of Xpring, a new investment initiative that helps fund entrepreneurs in exchange for the utilization of XRP and the XRP Ledger. ‘We’re Uniquely Positioned to Support Entrepreneurs in a Meaningful Way’ Ripple — a San Francisco-based real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange and remittance network — has announced a new initiative, Xpring, “that will invest in, incubate, acquire and provide grants to companies and projects run by

    Ripple Announces Xpring Initiative to Build Ecosystem Around XRP

    | 2018/05/14 1:00 pm
  • One of the more striking elements of the cryptocurrency ecosystem is how young the industry is. If we take the launch of the Bitcoin protocol as the beginnings of this industry, which was in 2009, then this space has not yet even reached its 10th-year milestone. Whereas, traditional and aged industries, such as IT and finance, have existed for decades. A Masters Degree In Crypto Avenues for breaking into traditional industries have long been established

    Where Can A Masters Degree in Crypto Take You in 2018?

    | 2018/05/13 1:00 pm
  • Ripple, a real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network, has announced the results of its first pilot for xRapid — the company’s business solution for payment providers and financial institutions looking to expand their reaches into new markets with increased scale, speed, and cost efficiency.  Promising Results In its push to modernize financial services infrastructure via high-powered blockchain-powered solutions, improve the speed and cost of cross-border payments, lower barriers to financial inclusion, and

    Ripple Announces Positive First Pilot Results for xRapid

    | 2018/05/13 11:00 am
  • The Blockshipping GSCP ICO (Initial Coin Offering) opens for public sale on Monday, May 14, and while the main focus has been on achieving a successful ICO, the Blockshipping team has also achieved significant progress on the product development side. Delivering the Global Shared Container Platform in time as promised has top priority, and Blockshipping now launches the first in a series of prototype videos showing some of the platform’s services and functionalities which are under

    First View of Blockshipping’s Global Shared Container Platform

    | 2018/05/13 9:00 am
  • Looking to put your money to work for you with some promising investments into Initial Coin Offerings? Here are three ICOs launching in 2018 that could help you do just that. Origin The first Initial Coin Offering you will want to pay close attention to is Origin. Origin is a protocol which utilizes the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS for the creation of sharing-economy marketplaces. In essence, it affords both developers and businesses the ability to

    These 3 ICOs Have Huge Potential in 2018

    | 2018/05/13 7:00 am
  • Next week, thousands of crypto and blockchain enthusiasts will descend on New York City for the 4th annual four-day Consensus Conference at the New York Hilton Midtown. The event features more than 250 speaks, 4,000 attendees, and a cadre of industry leaders from around the world who are gathering for one of the largest collectives blockchain development gatherings in the world. The event features a slew of heavy hitters like Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of

    A Taste of Consensus 2018: 4 Blockchain Projects to Keep an Eye On

    | 2018/05/12 10:00 pm
  • Civic – a company which helps users control and protect their identities with blockchain-powered decentralized authentication solutions and reusable identity elements – has officially partnered with Anheuser-Busch InBev to construct the first-ever blockchain-powered vending machine. And it serves beer, of course!  Arguably the most revolutionary product to hit the blockchain space since Bitcoin, the vending machine for everyone’s favorite adult beverage is slated to debut in New York City at Consensus 2018 — one of the largest

    Blockchain-Powered Beer Vending Machine Set to Debut at Consensus 2018

    | 2018/05/12 6:00 pm
  • MakerDAO, creators of the Dai stablecoin, and Blockshipping, creators of the Global Shared Container Platform, (GSCP), are working together to transform the global container shipping industry, enabling significant savings in cost and CO2 emissions. The partnership is expected to accelerate development and availability of the Blockshipping GSCP by leveraging Maker DAO’s proven Dai Stablecoin System to power the GSCP platform.  Copenhagen, May 11, 2018 – MakerDAO and Blockshipping today announce a partnership to collaborate on transforming

    MakerDAO and Blockshipping Collaborate to Transform the Global Container Shipping Industry

    | 2018/05/12 9:00 am
  • Wenn Digital, the outfit behind KODAKOne has announced that it intends to raise up to US$50 million in a combined public and private token offering. KODAKOne is licensed by Eastman Kodak Co (Kodak), the imaging products and photography company that announced its entry into the cryptocurrency space at the start of 2018.  Kodak Takes a Step Back to Get a Better Shot KODAKOne is a blockchain-based system designed to protect the copyright of images or photographs registered on

    Kodak Blockchain Project Targets US$50 Million Raise in Token Offering

    | 2018/05/12 3:00 am
  • Forget the Rocky Mountains. The US state of Colorado is hoping to make a name for itself as a blockchain hub in America. They’ve put through two bills supporting this, but only one has made it through the Senate gauntlet. Crypto regulations seem to be up in the air in most countries, but this hasn’t stopped certain US states from taking the initiative to actively be a part of the decentralized revolution. According to the

    Colorado: A Tale of Two Blockchain Bills

    | 2018/05/12 1:00 am
  • The future of Nasdaq is almost certainly set to include Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, thanks to CEO Adena Friedman’s bullishness towards blockchain technology. Bullish on Blockchain Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman is majorly into the blockchain —Bitcoin’s underlying technology — believing that the revolutionary technology will reshape our economy. She told CNN’s Poppy Harlow on Boss Files: We see technology as a relentless change agent and our job is to embrace that change, to bring it to the

    Nasdaq’s CEO is Majorly Bullish Towards Cryptocurrency

    | 2018/05/11 2:00 pm
  • Ethereum’s long-awaited Casper update seems to be making strides as a newer version of the code has been released by the developers earlier this week. The price seems to have reacted, marking a slight increase. At press time, ETH was trading for $761.86 which is roughly a 2% price increase over the past 24 hours according to CoinMarketCap. The slight price improvement could be attributed to the news that the first version of the planned

    Ethereum (ETH) Price Marks a Slight Increase as First Release of Casper Goes Live

    | 2018/05/11 3:00 am
  • China wants to release hard-and-fast standards rules for blockchain by the end of 2019, a government source told local media May 10th. Staying Competitive Speaking to Sina.com, Li Ming, director of the Blockchain Research Office at the Electronic Industry Standards Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said the government had already announced the plans. These take the form of “basic, business and application standards” which will be “safety and interoperability.” A

    China Government Begins Blockchain Standards Creation, Eyes 2019 Deadline

    | 2018/05/11 1:00 am
  • ASKfm, the largest Q&A social network in the world, is moving the decentralized economy forward by tokenizing social interactions. Here’s everything you need to know about the project — currently undergoing a private token sale — before the ASKT sale is opened to the public. What is ASKfm? In its current state, ASKfm’s is a platform on which individuals are the primary asset in a new decentralized economy built on a new system of values.

    Everything You Need to Know About ASKfm 2.0 Before Its Public Sale

    | 2018/05/10 7:00 pm