Why Blockchain Won’t Be Connecting Banks in 2017

Dr Gideon Greenspan is the founder and CEO of Coin Sciences, the company behind the MultiChain platform for private blockchains. In this CoinDesk 2016 in...
Litecoin Price Spikes 10% as Coinbase Exchange Turns on Trading

Litecoin Price Spikes 10% as Coinbase Exchange Turns on Trading

Litecoin prices rose nearly 10% today as word the digital currency would be listed on Coinbase's GDAX exchange spread among traders. The move by the...

Blockchain Stock Market Startup Funderbeam Raises $2.6 Million

A startup headquartered in London that uses blockchain tech to power a next-generation stock market has raised $2.6m in new venture funding. Thomson Reuters, Draper Associates...

Next Bitcoin Software Update Will Be First to Feature SegWit Code

A forthcoming bitcoin software update will be the first to feature code that could be later activated and included as part of an effort to scale transaction capacity...

Bank Veterans Raise $1.5 Million for Digital Asset Startup

Digital asset trading service Crypto Facilities has announced a $1.5m seed round led by Pamir Gelenbe's AngelList syndicate. Already operating with a license from the...

Why Blockchain Won’t Be Connecting Banks in 2017

Dr Gideon Greenspan is the founder and CEO of Coin Sciences, the company behind the MultiChain platform for private blockchains. In this CoinDesk 2016 in...

Dubai’s BitOasis Opens Bitcoin Buying Service at TechCrunch Disrupt

Dubai-based startup BitOasis has announced the launch of a new bitcoin buying platform. Aimed at consumers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region,...

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Bitfinex Offers $3.6 Million Bounty in Bid to Recover Stolen Bitcoin

Bitfinex is reportedly offering a reward worth up to $3.6m for the recovery of bitcoins stolen from its exchange last week. The Hong Kong-based startup lost nearly...

‘Blessing and a Curse’: The DAO’s Developers on Blockchain in 2016

Christoph Jentzsch is the founder of Slock.it, the ethereum smart contracts company that this year developed The DAO, the largest-ever (and most contentious) application...

BitPagos Raises $1.9 Million in Funding, Rebrands as Ripio

Update (3rd January, 20:00 BST): Ripio has clarified that it has closed $1.9m in funding, but intends to raise $2.3m. Argentinian bitcoin startup Ripio has...

Ethereum Classic’s Volume Has Fallen 99% From Its Peak

Classic ether (ETC) trading volume has now fallen more than 99% from its peak over the summer. The digital currency, which powers the alternative ethereum blockchain,...

Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Adds APIs for Automated Traders

Gemini has announced a series of API offerings aimed at automated traders. Revealed today, Gemini users are now able to connect to the New York-based...

Breakout Gaming Adds BreakoutPvP eSports Site to Its Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Bitcoin Press Release: Breakout Gaming has announced the launch of its BreakoutPvP eSports platform as part of its cryptocurrency based gaming ecosystem built around...

China’s BTCC Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze Withdrawals

Shanghai-based bitcoin exchange BTCC has announced that it will halt bitcoin and other cryptocurrency withdrawals...

State Bank of India Launches New Blockchain Finance Consortium

India’s largest bank is spearheading a newly unveiled consortium focused on blockchain applications.   According to local news...

ASX CEO Expresses New Confidence in Blockchain Post-Trade Tests

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) revealed today that it expects to increase the amount it...

Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver to Push for OKCoin Liquidation in Court

Roger Ver’s fight against Chinese bitcoin exchange OKCoin is intensifying as the noted bitcoin investor...

Swift is Recruiting Banks for Blockchain Tests

Global financial messaging service provider Swift is seeking to recruit other financial institutions to join its ongoing...

Ensuring Bitcoin Fungibility in 2017 (And Beyond)

David Vorick is a Bitcoin Core developer, former IBM software developer and the co-founder of...

How Not to Lose Your Bitcoin in 2017

Pamela Morgan is an entrepreneur, attorney, educator and CEO of Third Key Solutions, a key...

Trusted Hardware Can Help Bitcoin Scale, But At What Cost?

As 2016 comes to a close, bitcoin development remains at a crossroads. Take the long-anticipated scaling...

‘Blessing and a Curse’: The DAO’s Developers on Blockchain in 2016

Christoph Jentzsch is the founder of Slock.it, the ethereum smart contracts company that this year...

Greenwich: Blockchain Projects Will Move to ‘Production’ in 2017

Blockchain projects will move from proof-of-concept to production this year, according to a new report...