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LedgerX Launches ‘Bitcoin Fear Index’ to Track Price Volatility

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 09:59
LedgerX is launching LXVX – a "Bitcoin Fear Index" similar to the VIX, a popular volatility benchmark in the stock market.

Arrington XRP Leads $1 Million Funding Round in Dapp Economy Startup

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 08:44
Arrington XRP and others have invested $1 million in Totle, a startup helping crypto wallets provide exchange functionality.

Bittrex Launches OTC Trading Desk With 200 Cryptocurrencies

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 08:00
Bittrex is launching an OTC trading desk with support for nearly 200 cryptocurrencies, aiming to fill a demand among select customers.

Vermont State Government Launching Blockchain Insurance Pilot

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 07:00
The U.S. state of Vermont is launching a blockchain pilot project for insurers, seeking transparency and efficiency improvements.

Bitcoin Risks Return to December Lows After Price Drop to $3.5K

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 06:00
After breaching key support on Sunday, emboldened bears could soon push bitcoin prices back towards $3,100.

The Ethereum Classic Attacker Has Sent a Bigger Message

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:00
If a permissionless blockchain doesn’t have a large enough community of users, developers and miners, its vulnerable, writes Michael J. Casey.

Chinese Mining Giant Bitmain Is Closing Another Overseas Office

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 04:00
China-based crypto mining giant Bitmain has confirmed the closure of its Amsterdam office as part of ongoing business adjustments.

Exchange Says 51% Attacker Returns $100K Worth in Ethereum Classic

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 02:00
Cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io said Saturday that it has received $100,000 worth of ethereum classic (ETC) back from a recent chain attacker.

This $100K Luxury Swiss Watch Will Have a Built-In Crypto Wallet

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00
A. Favre & Fils, a luxury Swiss watchmaker that traces its history back three centuries, is developing a handcrafted mechanical timepiece with a built-in crypto wallet.

Bitcoin Will Still Bite the Dust

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 10:15
Kevin Dowd is a Professor of Finance and Economics in the Business School at Durham University, and the co-author of the 2015 paper “Bitcoin Will Bite the Dust.”  For more on bitcoin’s 10th anniversary, check out our new interactive feature Bitcoin At 10.  ————————————————————— Back in August 2014, I discovered that the bitcoin mining industry had […]

The Time Is Now: We Need an Active Approach to Blockchain Inclusion

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 07:59
If blockchain is to be part of our financial and governance future, the development process must represent a diverse population, says Alexis Gauba.

This Scaling Tech Could Let You Sync Bitcoin Straight From Your Phone

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 07:01
A new approach to storing bitcoin's "state" could help significantly reduce storage requirements for users of the cryptocurrency.

Tokenized Securities: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 09:59
Tokenized securities hold promise, but we shouldn't overlook how hard it is to spin up new markets.

I’m As Certain As Ever – Bitcoin’s Revolution Is Only Just Beginning

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:59
I’ve been through the ups and downs with bitcoin, and I am as certain as ever that the bitcoin revolution is coming, says Tim Draper.

Web 3.0’s Crypto Winter Mission: Keep Our Heads Above the Hype

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:00
Despite the gloomy narratives, 2018 was hugely productive for teams building the decentralized web, says Parity's Jutta Steiner.

Grayscale Assures Investors: Ethereum Classic Trust Funds Not at ‘Direct Risk’

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 17:45
In the wake of the 51 percent attack on ethereum classic, the manager of an investment vehicle that holds the cryptocurrency has reassured investors their funds are safe.

Wyoming Lawmakers Advance Blockchain ‘Sandbox’ Bill

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 15:50
A Wyoming legislature committee has approved a regulatory sandbox bill, sending it to the full House for a vote.

What to Expect When Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Happens

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:00
Ethereum's next system-wide upgrade, Constantinople, is expected to go live next week.

Pablo Escobar’s Brother Says New Crypto Will Fund ‘Impeach Trump’ Effort

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:00
The brother of deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar has launched a cryptocurrency apparently targeting the impeachment of President Trump.

Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:30
Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, which suffered a $530 million hack in January of last year, is now a licensed entity.