Blockchain

Joseph Pierce August 24, 2018

[ad_1] A new post from a senior Ripple executive has caused controversy just a day after it went live as cryptocurrency community commentators ridicule the company over claims its ledger is “decentralized.” Schwartz Claims ‘Inherent Decentalization’ The latest curious official correspondence to appear from Ripple, CTO David Schwartz claimed August 22 that the Ripple XRP […]

Joseph Pierce August 17, 2018

[ad_1] Ripple has added three cryptocurrency exchanges to its cross-border payments settlement product, according to a press release published August 16. Ripple has partnered with U.S.-based Bittrex, Mexican Bitso, and Philippine Coins.Ph cryptocurrency trading platforms within its initiative to build a “healthy” ecosystem of digital asset exchange. The new partners will enable Ripple’s xRapid payments […]

Joseph Pierce August 15, 2018

[ad_1] Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) “fundamentally undermine the underlying principle of peer-to-peer money,” Andreas Antonopoulos claimed, adopting a critical stance on the financial instrument. ‘Not Your Keys – Not Your Bitcoin’ As part of his monthly Q&A session with the cryptocurrency community in July, Antonopoulos, who uses the online sessions to address various key aspects of cryptocurrency […]

Joseph Pierce July 28, 2018

[ad_1] As Bitcoin mining becomes more expensive and is criticized as being detrimental to the environment, several initiatives are being put forward to reverse this situation. The latest move comes from Brookstone Partners, which involves building a 900-megawatt wind farm in Morocco dedicated to mining Bitcoin. Bitcoin Mining To Minimize Carbon Footprint Critics have always […]

Joseph Pierce July 24, 2018

[ad_1] Google is joining the list of tech giants to deploy blockchain technology to offer customers fintech and cloud service solutions, according to an official statement Monday, July 23. Google announced that the company has partnered with two blockchain-focused firms, Digital Asset and BlockApps, to offer new distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions on Google’s Cloud […]

Joseph Pierce July 21, 2018

[ad_1] San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has created its own political action committee (PAC), according to documents made public today, July 20. In the U.S., PACs are organizations that pool campaign contributions from members with similar policy and political goals and subsequently donate them to political campaigns for or against candidates, legislation, […]

Joseph Pierce July 19, 2018

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency cellphone top-up company Bitrefill has announced it will start selling gift vouchers for Amazon and other brands — effectively opening up Bitcoin Lightning Network payments to almost any item.  Lightning ‘Comes’ to Amazon, Uber, and More In a press release on July 19, Bitrefill — which became one of the first cryptocurrency businesses […]

Joseph Pierce July 18, 2018

[ad_1] San-Francisco-based bank Wells Fargo has outlined a patent for a tokenization system that would protect data, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) July 17. The newly published application details a system in which any type of data element — whether a document, graphic, or database value — […]