• 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
  • Dubai is already running pilot programs in a few government departments but hopes to implement 20 blockchain-based initiatives in this year. Dubai is making good on its nickname as the ‘City of the Future’. Its government had previously formed Smart Dubai, an agency created with the aim of making Dubai the most technologically advanced, and smartest city in the world. Part of that journey is to include blockchain-based services into a number of sectors. Both

    Dubai Plans to Launch 20 Blockchain-Based Services in 2018

    | 2018/01/16 1:15 am
  • Finding the right person for a job is difficult. Using blockchain technology, Experty looks to connect people to experts in a seamless, cost-effective way. In the world today, communication is more important than ever. 20th-century technologies like the telephone completely changed how the world talked to each other, and the internet only added to it. Now, you can send a message to anyone, anywhere in the world, essentially for free via email or text. That’s

    Communication Via the Blockchain with Experty.io

    | 2018/01/13 2:00 pm
  • Even though many countries are interested in, and indeed are pursuing, the creation of national state-run virtual currencies, Singapore isn’t one of them. The digital currency revolution is here, and it’s not just reserved for Bitcoin and other decentralized cryptocurrencies. More and more countries are exploring the benefits of having a cashless society. Sweden has previously voiced their desire to investigate the development of an e-krona, Israel is looking into creating a digital shekel, while

    Singapore Won’t Be Part of the State-controlled Crypto Movement

    | 2018/01/12 9:00 pm
  • This year will be a huge once for initial coin offerings and they are coming thick and fast in January. Some will succeed and make it into the crypto hall of fame, otherwise known as the market capacity charts, and others will fall by the wayside. One ICO that has already successfully completed and is on the way to the exchanges is trade.io. trade.io is a blockchain based trading platform which aims to democratize the

    trade.io ICO Complete, Exchange Listings Imminent

    | 2018/01/12 12:00 pm
  • Paycent is mobile payment platform that functions as a dual e-wallet that can be funded by both digital currencies and fiat currency. It also allows conversion from digital to fiat and vice-versa, in real time and from within the wallet. Digital Currency to Fiat with Paycent One of the major problems that many digital currency users face is the challenge of converting digital currencies to fiat money. Currently, only a few retailers are accepting digital currencies

    Easily Convert Digital Currencies to Fiat with Paycent

    | 2018/01/12 11:00 am
  • Artists are turning to cryptocurrency in order to take control and maximize their music royalties in a move that is turning the music industry on its head. Record labels have a long and sordid history of screwing over musicians and songwriters. It used to be common for an artist to have a gold or platinum hit and yet somehow still owe the record label money. Just before he died, rock god Jimi Hendrix was so

    Crypto Hopes to Go Multi-Platinum in the Music Industry

    | 2018/01/12 10:00 am
  • Etherbanking launched in August 2017 as the world’s first automated banking application with E-Smartcontract technology with an aim to “change your mind on banking.” Etherbanking has already emerged as a successful cryptocurrency lender, with the team garnering over 100,000 members in their first 3 months of operation. Their ICO launches on the 10th of January 2018, where they shall be issuing 5 million EBC tokens, each with a starting price of $10. Etherbanking’s Vision Etherbanking

    Etherbanking – Changing Your Mind on Banking

    | 2018/01/11 9:30 pm