Tag Archives: blockchain

Is the Crypto Market Booming or Maturing?

Is the Crypto Market Booming or Maturing?

2017 was a breakthrough year for the crypto market for major coins such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, increasing awareness by the mainstream market, and innovative new applications of Blockchain technology drove impressive returns. More importantly, this blistering pace for the entire ecosystem is being driven by increasing appetite on the side of investors, with no sign of abating. The […]

World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Sees Exponential Growth Despite Market Lows

World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Sees Exponential Growth Despite Market Lows

The largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by trading volume, Binance, continues to see explosive growth in spite of price reductions across the market earlier this week. The company added 240,000 users in just one hour on Wednesday Jan. 10, surpassing all previous growth records. Binance’s record growth this week is taking place in spite of drops across the markets, and negative comments from […]

Ripple Announces Partnership With MoneyGram To Speed Fiat Settlements

Ripple Announces Partnership With MoneyGram To Speed Fiat Settlements

Blockchain-based payments gateway Ripple announced a new partnership with payment service MoneyGram today, Jan. 11. In a blog post today, Ripple confirmed that MoneyGram would integrate Ripple’s XRP altcoin into its payment system. The integration, according to Ripple, “allows MoneyGram to solve the age-old liquidity issue most financial institutions face.” Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse commented in company’s blog post announcing the […]

Kodak Sees Stock Price Soar Following Unveiling of KodakCoin

Kodak Sees Stock Price Soar Following Unveiling of KodakCoin

Kodak, a company that seemed dead and gone with the advent of digital photography, just saw a surge today as it announced the creation of its own cryptocurrency. The so-called KodakCoin will be the token that powers the company’s new KodakOne platform. KodakOne will allow photographers to register their images, license them and search the web […]

IBM, Comcast Back New Blockchain Startup Fund

IBM, Comcast Back New Blockchain Startup Fund

Tech giant IBM and the venture arm of telecoms conglomerate Comcast are backing an investment fund focused on scaling early stage startups that help enterprises use blockchain technology. MState, a startup accelerator, aims to invest in blockchain startups globally and ultimately connect them with Fortune 500 customers, co-founder Rob Bailey told Bloomberg. The accelerator is seeking to […]

2017: A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style

2017: A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style

The year that just ended was transformational. Blockchain and cryptocurrency entered the common vernacular. Previously, my family and friends, many of whom likely viewed me as earnest and well meaning – yet nonetheless tinfoil hat-wearing – politely tolerated my attempts to regale them with tales of how “blockchain can change the world.” But now, dinner […]

Suspended Not Abandoned? Jeff Garzik Is Reworking the Segwit2x Code

Suspended Not Abandoned? Jeff Garzik Is Reworking the Segwit2x Code

The controversial scaling proposal Segwit2x may have been officially called off this August, but that doesn’t mean its former lead developer is giving up on plans to keep its codebase alive. In fact, Jeff Garzik, better known as the CEO of blockchain startup Bloq, now believes his prior work could be revived in a way that promotes […]

VR Penny Stock Up 200% on Crypto Business Pivot

VR Penny Stock Up 200% on Crypto Business Pivot

Another penny stock just joined the crowd of public market options that has seen a significant price surge after announcing it would shift its corporate focus to cryptocurrency related business. TimefireVR Inc, an Arizona-based company that was founded in 2014 to develop a virtual reality application platform, announced Thursday in a release that the company has sold […]

Bitcoin Policies Should Protect Investors, Not ‘Feed the Frenzy,’ Ex-FDIC Chair Bair

Bitcoin Policies Should Protect Investors, Not ‘Feed the Frenzy,’ Ex-FDIC Chair Bair

Former US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairperson Sheila Bair has recently commented that the Bitcoin policies created by governments should protect the investors rather than ‘feed the frenzy’ over the cryptocurrencies. The opinion comes from Bair’s op-ed articlepublished on Yahoo Finance this Tuesday. The former chair further explains that Bitcoin should not be prohibited just for the reason that […]