• San Francisco and Kiev-based blockchain startup Propy, launched its Token Sale this week and it has already seen a great response. The crowd sale started at 6 AM PST on August 15th and had already raised over than $7.7 million. The project is being well supported by real estate innovators and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. The development support of these individuals has been instrumental in allowing Propy to start towards its goal to release the decentralized Propy Title

    Propy Raises Nearly $8 Million on First Day of Crowdsale, Partners with Ukraine Government Entity

    | 2017/08/27 10:00 am
  • Microsoft has announced the launch of Coco – a first-of-its-kind ultra fast and secure blockchain service for companies that can process over 1,600 transactions per second. Microsoft’s New Blockchain Service Recently, Washington-based tech giant Microsoft announced a new blockchain framework designed for enterprise systems. The new framework, called Coco, will utilize Microsoft’s technology to offer an advanced, fast and reliable blockchain system. The main advantages of the Coco framework are its ability to process over 1,600

    Microsoft Launches Advanced Enterprise Blockchain Service

    | 2017/08/20 1:00 pm
  • Blockchain technology has proven itself to be invaluable for many different applications and now the Pentagon is looking at using blockchain technology to vastly bolster national security. There’s no denying the fervent interest generated by blockchain technology. The primary focus of blockchain for many people is in cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin. However, an unlikely player is looking at this fascinating innovation: the Pentagon. The Washington Times is reporting that the US military is looking into

    Pentagon Looking to Draft Blockchain Technology for Security Purposes

    | 2017/08/19 10:30 am
  • DMarket is the first cross-game marketplace that allows gamers from all over the world to trade or exchange in-game goods originating from any gaming platform. Their ICO, launched on August 17, 2017, has raised over $7 million in its first 24 hours. The Birth of the Game Asset Marketplace The world first saw it on a large scale when Team Fortress 2 released the item market in 2008. Thousands upon thousands of dollars were being

    DMarket Launches ICO, Aims to Turn Virtual Items into Real Life Assets

    | 2017/08/18 1:00 pm
  • Sending money via GPS satellite sounds like something from a science fiction movie, but soon it could become a real service for people to use all over the world. Blockchain specialist company Blockstream has introduced satellites that can help people that don’t have internet access the Bitcoin network. Beaming Blocks Via Satellite Blockstream, a leading company in blockchain technologies, has introduced a brand-new way to interact with the Bitcoin blockchain. Marketed towards people without easy

    Blockstream Introduces Satellite Systems to Access the Blockchain

    | 2017/08/16 3:30 pm
  • In the wake of record-setting growth for digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has expressed their intent to focus more on the cryptocurrency mining market. Cryptocurrency Mining Boom Since the beginning of 2017, the cryptocurrency market has grown at an enormous rate. In late 2016 the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market was a respectable $14 billion and in the months since has climbed a record-setting $135 billion as of this writing! Bitcoin

    Nvidia to Focus More on Cryptocurrency Mining Market

    | 2017/08/12 2:15 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Volodymyr Panchenko, Founder and CEO of DMarket, a first-of-its-kind marketplace that allows gamers to buy, sell, or trade in-game items from any game on any gaming platform. Bitcoinist: What is DMarket? VP: DMarket is the first cross-game marketplace that allows gamers from all over the world to trade or exchange in-game goods originating from any gaming platform. In fact, DMarket will allow more than two billion gamers to buy and sell their items.

    Interview with DMarket: The First Cross-Game Marketplace for In-Game Items

    | 2017/08/11 4:15 pm
  • Blockchain-powered ad exchange AdEx will partner with video entertainment platform Stremio to deploy its solutions in the platform’s application. AdEx to Team Up with Stremio AdEx is an ad exchange that offers blockchain solutions for the entire online advertising industry. It seeks to entitle end users to decide which ads to see by specifying their preferences and to ensure transparency and fairness for advertisers and publishers. Stremio, on the other hand, is a semi-open source

    Blockchain Ad Platform AdEx to Partner with Video Entertainment Platform Stremio

    | 2017/08/10 1:00 pm
  • The prominent blockchain-based digital asset management startup Po.et has announced its partnership with the global content studio Blink. Proof of Existence 2.0 Po.et is a very young blockchain startup that aims solve multiple problems in the digital content industry. The Singapore and Los Angels-based project utilizes blockchain technology in order to create a platform that makes publishing, licensing and distribution of digital assets easier. The Po.et platform would essentially use blockchain technology and smart contracts to

    Po.et Partners With Blink To Automate Licensing Digital Content To Major Media Companies

    | 2017/08/06 6:15 pm
  • On August 7, decentralized storage network Filecoin is launching its token sale through the SEC-compliant CoinList platform. The much-anticipated project has already raised close to $52 million from several major Silicon Valley investors ahead of the ICO on Monday. The Filecoin Project Filecoin is a project that was started by Protocol Labs in 2014, its goal is to provide an efficient data storage solution based on a decentralized network protocol called IPFS. The IPFS protocol

    Filecoin Raises $52m Ahead of Its Upcoming ICO, Regrets Shutting Out Supporters to Meet SEC Regulations

    | 2017/08/05 10:45 pm
  • Blockchain’s ‘killer app’ might not just be smart contracts, but big data. Blockchain technology can drastically change the way how big data is handled and analyzed. Taking Big Data to the Next Level Smart contracts have been the main “vehicle” that drives blockchain innovation to new heights. The most common use of smart contracts are Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), and they have proven to be an extremely safe and effective method for fundraising. But smart

    When Blockchain and Big Data Come Together It’s Going to Be a Game Changer

    | 2017/07/30 10:45 pm
  • Over 500 people attended a panel discussion to hear Microsoft officials discuss blockchain’s potential for industry disruption. Leading the Blockchain Industry On July 12, Microsoft organized a panel discussion to explain its ambitions for blockchain technology. Two leading Microsoft officials, Yorke Rhodes, global strategist for blockchain, and Craig Hajduk, a principal manager for blockchain engineering, discussed how Microsoft is aiming to be the leading provider of blockchain enterprise services. Over the past two years, the famous

    Microsoft Reveals Ambitious Blockchain Strategy

    | 2017/07/15 6:30 pm
  • Civic, an identity verification project using the Bitcoin blockchain, launched its crowdsale on Wednesday selling tokens for 10 cents each and raising a total of $33 million. The company is co-founded by Vinny Lingham, the entrepreneur behind Gyft. A Secure Way to Verify Your Identity Civic ID fills an identification niche, providing a decentralized method of confirming your identity. What this essentially means is that your personal data is not stored somewhere on a server, vulnerable

    Civic ICO: Two Days and $33 Million in Tokens

    | 2017/06/23 3:00 pm
  • Nvidia, AMD, Intel and Micron as makers of hardware mining tools, such as GPUs and ASIC-based mining solutions, are tapped to profit the most from the new internet gold rush. Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, It’s Off To Work We Go As the price of Bitcoin rises it has the knock-on effect of causing a rise in the rest of the cryptocurrency market with most other altcoins also seeing sizeable gains in value. These coins can be “mined” with

    5 Companies Set to Profit From The Cryptocurrency Gold Rush

    | 2017/06/12 12:00 pm
  • The Bitcoin Wallet used by the Shadow Brokers hacker group was emptied yesterday and now the group is threatening to sell new hacking tools in exchange for the cryptocurrency Zcash. The Shadow Brokers The Shadow Brokers are thought to be a hacker collective who in the summer of 2016 first attempted to sell hacking tools. Tools which exploited vulnerabilities in firewalls, anti-virus software, and Microsoft products. Among these tools was the now infamous Wannacry. The

    The Shadow Brokers Threaten Release of Further Hacking Tools

    | 2017/05/30 1:21 pm
  • Following the success of its Android wallet mobile phone app, blockchain platform NEM Foundation has decided to follow it up with an iOS equivalent. NEM Wallet Now Available for iOS Devices The NEM team has been busy putting the application as well as the platform through an extensive test phase while garnering critical community feedback in the process. Following the completion of the process, NEM iOS app is now available on the Apple App Store.

    NEM Foundation Announces the Release of NEM iOS App on App Store

    | 2017/05/07 6:00 pm
  • Decred is a cryptocurrency project and platform built with the sole purpose of granting its participants the power to guide the ecosystem. This democratic design eliminates the possibility of interference from separate entities or governments. Control in the Hands of the Community The much-anticipated recent release of Decred v1.0 marks the beginning of direct community consensus voting. Decred will be the first cryptocurrency to reappropriate its governing control away from a centralized authority to the

    Decred, The World’s First Fully Democratic Cryptocurrency Platform, Receives an Upgrade

    | 2017/04/30 12:00 pm
  • The law, the U.S. Constitution, and the world of technology are locked in a triple threat steel cage match, literally, as a man in Philadelphia has been in jail for 17 months, and will remain in jail, due to his use of encryption on his personal computer. File Encryption and the Fifth Amendment A former Philadelphia police officer, Francis Rawls, is mired in a legal problem that is testing his convictions and his freedom, according

    Philadelphia Man Jailed for 17 Months Over Encryption of Files

    | 2017/03/21 3:10 pm
  • AppTrade, the Kickstarter-like platform for mobile applications has started its crowdsale. The platform, powered by OpenLedger is offering the APPX digital tokens to interested investors, starting February 28, 2017. The platform, Apptrade creates portfolios of applications that can turn profitable even if one of the apps among the list becomes profitable. This way, investors who are putting their money into the portfolios have better chances of getting rewarded for their contribution. The applications that are

    The Stock Market of Apps, Apptrade Opens Its Initial Token Offering

    | 2017/03/08 2:39 pm
  • Chainwashing is the perfect term, coined by R3’s Tim Swanson to describe the current “Blockchain, not Bitcoin” hype that is hopefully nearing its peak.  Peak Blockchain Hype? There is a lot of hype around Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) today. According to a new survey by Synechron among 200 financial services business and IT decision-makers across the US, UK and Europe, over two-thirds (67%) of companies in the industry are actively pursuing blockchain initiatives. Moreover, 94%, believe that key leaders

    97% of Blockchain Startups are ‘Chainwashing’ – R3’s Tim Swanson

    | 2017/02/15 12:00 pm
  • The Segregated Witness (SegWit) update has received lukewarm support thus far since it was announced on Litecoin on January 28th. Beyond Bitcoin: ‘Testbed’ for SegWit After Bitcoin, the SegWit scaling update has now been introduced to Litecoin along with some other cryptocurrencies including Vertcoin, Groestlcoin, and Viacoin. Right now, Litecoin miners are in the process of voting on the update. Currently at 3%, support is lower than it is in Bitcoin, which rapidly climbed up to 22% in its first two weeks. The vote has

    Litecoin: SegWit ‘Testbed’ at Risk as Bitcoin Politics Spread

    | 2017/02/08 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin.com pool has lost 13.21 BTC or over $12,000 USD due to a bug in BitcoinUnlimited software, which caused it to mine a block bigger than 1MB. So…What Happened? Bitcoin.com, an information portal, which also provides mining pool services has lost out on 13.2 BTC due to a bug in the Bitcoin Unlimited software, which is used on the pool. Bitcoinist spoke with Bitcoin Unlimited developer Andrew Stone a.k.a. “theZerg” to figure out what really happened: Bitcoinist:

    Bitcoin Unlimited Dev: Bug Caused By ‘Miscounting of Bytes’

    | 2017/01/31 4:30 am
  • After a successful trial, China is one step closer to becoming the first country in the world to issue its own blockchain-based virtual currency. However, it will probably be a far cry from its open-access, transparent and immutable counterpart, Bitcoin. China: ‘YuanCoin’ Trial a Success Following the rise in popularity of the first blockchain-based currency in the world, i.e. Bitcoin, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is getting closer to issuing its own, albeit centralized, government-backed sovereign digital

    China Trials Its Own ‘Bitcoin’ But Here’s Why It Will Probably Suck

    | 2017/01/26 11:30 am