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IBM: Government and Blockchain Sector Should Work Together to Enhance National Security

IBM: Government and Blockchain Sector Should Work Together to Enhance National Security | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/ibm-government-and-blockchain-sector-should-work-together-to-enhance-national-security.jpg IBM Vice President for Blockchain Technologies Jerry Cuomo recently testified before the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity on how the blockchain can benefit transactions, eWeek reports. Cuomo is persuaded that the technology could potentially cause a tectonic shift in the way... http://cryptonewz.com/ibm-government-and-blockchain-sector-should-work-together-to-enhance-national-security-2/
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Why the Global Economy Needs Open Blockchain Assets to Fight Negative Interest Rates

Why the Global Economy Needs Open Blockchain Assets to Fight Negative Interest Rates | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/why-the-global-economy-needs-open-blockchain-assets-to-fight-negative-interest-rates.jpg The world economy is in a fascinating period. It is an encouraging time for those hopeful about Bitcoin and other open blockchain-based systems, but many high-level decision-makers still must be persuaded of this technology’s global impact. The United States seems to be doing fine in the... http://cryptonewz.com/why-the-global-economy-needs-open-blockchain-assets-to-fight-negative-interest-rates-2/
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Blockchain Technology Will Profoundly Change the Derivatives Industry

Blockchain Technology Will Profoundly Change the Derivatives Industry | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/blockchain-technology-will-profoundly-change-the-derivatives-industry.jpg Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Matt O’Brien and the opinions represented are those of the author. As the hype and pessimism around blockchain technology converge toward reality over the next several years, one certainty emerging among Wall Street and Main Street traders is... http://cryptonewz.com/blockchain-technology-will-profoundly-change-the-derivatives-industry-2/
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Bitcoin Price Soars as Chinese Investors Look for Safe Haven From Devaluation and Capital Controls

Bitcoin Price Soars as Chinese Investors Look for Safe Haven From Devaluation and Capital Controls | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/bitcoin-price-soars-as-chinese-investors-look-for-safe-haven-from-devaluation-and-capital-controls.jpg Many have speculated that the recent increase in the price of bitcoin ($542 USD on Bitfinex at time of publication) can be traced to China, where Bitcoin trading has doubled on some exchanges in the last four days as Chinese investors respond to a recent currency devaluation, and look for ways... http://cryptonewz.com/bitcoin-price-soars-as-chinese-investors-look-for-safe-haven-from-devaluation-and-capital-controls/
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Santander Becomes First U.K. Bank to Introduce Blockchain Technology for International Payments

Santander Becomes First U.K. Bank to Introduce Blockchain Technology for International Payments | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/santander-becomes-first-u-k-bank-to-introduce-blockchain-technology-for-international-payments.jpg Santander U.K. has announced its introduction of blockchain technology for international payments through a new app that is currently being rolled out as a staff pilot. The bank plans to make the application, which is only available on Apple’s iOS, available to consumers after it... http://cryptonewz.com/santander-becomes-first-u-k-bank-to-introduce-blockchain-technology-for-international-payments/
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From Bench to Bedside: Enabling Reproducible Commercial Science via Blockchain

From Bench to Bedside: Enabling Reproducible Commercial Science via Blockchain | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/from-bench-to-bedside-enabling-reproducible-commercial-science-via-blockchain.jpg The blockchain is enabling us to rethink the basic infrastructure of how certain assets can be tokenized, tracked and accounted for across multiple parties. One particular platform that could benefit from better asset tracking is the enterprise of scientific research. My goal here is to outline... http://cryptonewz.com/from-bench-to-bedside-enabling-reproducible-commercial-science-via-blockchain/
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Confidential Transactions: How Hiding Transaction Amounts Increases Bitcoin Privacy

Confidential Transactions: How Hiding Transaction Amounts Increases Bitcoin Privacy | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/confidential-transactions-how-hiding-transaction-amounts-increases-bitcoin-privacy.jpg Bitcoin right now is not really anonymous. While Bitcoin addresses aren’t necessarily linked to real-world identities, they can be. Monitoring the unencrypted peer-to-peer network, analysis of the public blockchain, and Know Your Customer (KYC) policy or Anti-Money Laundering (AML)... http://cryptonewz.com/confidential-transactions-how-hiding-transaction-amounts-increases-bitcoin-privacy/
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Ethereum (ETH) Price Trends: 6/02/2016

Ethereum (ETH) Price Trends: 6/02/2016 | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
http://cointelegraph.com/storage/uploads/view/d8fc579c5f1f6085b85944d3dc10d891.jpg Ethereum’s price is fortifying above a key resistance line. A short-term flat, which is also a rebound, is coming to its conclusion. An exit from the flat can serve as the beginning of a medium-term trend The movement which has started at $10, could become a wave of a medium-term flat. As... http://cryptonewz.com/ethereum-eth-price-trends-6022016/
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Lost in Interpretation: Landmark Case in Florida May Decide Future of Bitcoin

A money-laundering case in Miami is expected to determine what the future of Bitcoin in the U.S. will be. A 32-year-old Florida man is charged with attempted money-laundering after illegally selling $1,500 in Bitcoins. The essential question is: was it really money he was laundering? The... http://cryptonewz.com/lost-in-interpretation-landmark-case-in-florida-may-decide-future-of-bitcoin/
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Congressional Committee Hears Testimony on Blockchain in Health Care

Congressional Committee Hears Testimony on Blockchain in Health Care | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
http://media.coindesk.com/2016/03/Congress-300x185.jpg During an appearance on Capitol Hill earlier this week, a representative for a prominent US think tank suggested that blockchain applications could fuel next-generation health and insurance data systems. American Enterprise Institute (AEI) resident fellow Scott Gottlieb spoke yesterday before... http://cryptonewz.com/congressional-committee-hears-testimony-on-blockchain-in-health-care/
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Palantir Denies Ownership of 'Quantum' Bitcoin Mining Service

Palantir Denies Ownership of 'Quantum' Bitcoin Mining Service | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
http://media.coindesk.com/2015/12/shutterstock_131556140-300x185.jpg Earlier this week, a press release for a Hong Kong-based company called CoinFac began circulating a plan to “introduce the next generation quantum computing technology into cryptocurrency mining”. The pitch promised big processing speed increases thanks to the claimed technology... http://cryptonewz.com/palantir-denies-ownership-of-quantum-bitcoin-mining-service/
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Does the Lightning Network Threaten Bitcoin’s Censorship Resistance?

Does the Lightning Network Threaten Bitcoin’s Censorship Resistance? | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/does-the-lightning-network-threaten-bitcoin-s-censorship-resistance.jpg The Lightning Network may well be Bitcoin’s primary solution to the issue of scalability, but many skeptics believe there are unresolved issues with this layer-2 system for the blockchain. The possibility of too much centralization via so-called “supernodes” is one of the... http://cryptonewz.com/does-the-lightning-network-threaten-bitcoins-censorship-resistance-2/
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Bitcoin Reaches a Crossroads With the Scaling Debate, Not a Crisis

Bitcoin Reaches a Crossroads With the Scaling Debate, Not a Crisis | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/bitcoin-reaches-a-crossroads-with-the-scaling-debate-not-a-crisis.jpg Judging from various reports in the media over the past year, Bitcoin is in a serious crisis that threatens its very existence. Longtime Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn even left the ecosystem entirely and claimed the project is now a failed experiment. Of course, Bitcoin has been proclaimed dead... http://cryptonewz.com/bitcoin-reaches-a-crossroads-with-the-scaling-debate-not-a-crisis/
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IBM: Government and Blockchain Sector Should Work Together to Enhance National Security

IBM: Government and Blockchain Sector Should Work Together to Enhance National Security | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/ibm-government-and-blockchain-sector-should-work-together-to-enhance-national-security.jpg IBM Vice President for Blockchain Technologies Jerry Cuomo recently testified before the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity on how the blockchain can benefit transactions, eWeek reports. Cuomo is persuaded that the technology could potentially cause a tectonic shift in the way... http://cryptonewz.com/ibm-government-and-blockchain-sector-should-work-together-to-enhance-national-security/
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Why the Global Economy Needs Open Blockchain Assets to Fight Negative Interest Rates

Why the Global Economy Needs Open Blockchain Assets to Fight Negative Interest Rates | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/why-the-global-economy-needs-open-blockchain-assets-to-fight-negative-interest-rates.jpg The world economy is in a fascinating period. It is an encouraging time for those hopeful about Bitcoin and other open blockchain-based systems, but many high-level decision-makers still must be persuaded of this technology’s global impact. The United States seems to be doing fine in the... http://cryptonewz.com/why-the-global-economy-needs-open-blockchain-assets-to-fight-negative-interest-rates/
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Blockchain Technology Will Profoundly Change the Derivatives Industry

Blockchain Technology Will Profoundly Change the Derivatives Industry | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/blockchain-technology-will-profoundly-change-the-derivatives-industry.jpg Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Matt O’Brien and the opinions represented are those of the author. As the hype and pessimism around blockchain technology converge toward reality over the next several years, one certainty emerging among Wall Street and Main Street traders is... http://cryptonewz.com/blockchain-technology-will-profoundly-change-the-derivatives-industry/
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Understanding the Lightning Network, Part 1: Building a Bidirectional Bitcoin Payment Channel

Understanding the Lightning Network, Part 1: Building a Bidirectional Bitcoin Payment Channel | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/understanding-the-lightning-network-part-building-a-bidirectional-payment-channel.jpg The Lightning Network is probably the most highly anticipated technological innovation to be deployed on top of Bitcoin. The payment layer, first proposed by Joseph Poon and Tadge Dryja about a year ago, promises to support a virtually unlimited number of off-chain transactions among users, at... http://cryptonewz.com/understanding-the-lightning-network-part-1-building-a-bidirectional-bitcoin-payment-channel/
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Censorship-Free Social Network AKASHA Aims to Tackle Internet Censorship With Blockchain Technology

Censorship-Free Social Network AKASHA Aims to Tackle Internet Censorship With Blockchain Technology | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/censorship-free-social-network-akasha-aims-to-tackle-internet-censorship-with-blockchain-technology.jpg A few weeks ago Bitcoin Magazine published a report on the launch of AKASHA, a blockchain-based social network built on top of Ethereum and IPFS (the InterPlanetary File System).   As a followup to the previous report, AKASHA CEO Mihai Alisie spoke to Bitcoin... http://cryptonewz.com/censorship-free-social-network-akasha-aims-to-tackle-internet-censorship-with-blockchain-technology/
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What Does PayPal’s Shutdown in Turkey Mean for Bitcoin?

What Does PayPal’s Shutdown in Turkey Mean for Bitcoin? | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/what-does-paypal-s-shutdown-in-turkey-mean-for-bitcoin.jpg PayPal has been forced to cease operations in Turkey. The shutdown will go into effect on June 6. Turkey recently denied PayPal of a new license, which is required to operate within the country. According to TechCrunch, the reason for the denial was that PayPal does not localize all of their IT... http://cryptonewz.com/what-does-paypals-shutdown-in-turkey-mean-for-bitcoin/
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DAO Power: Bitwage Now Lets Employers Pay Workers with Ether

DAO Power: Bitwage Now Lets Employers Pay Workers with Ether | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
http://cointelegraph.com/storage/uploads/view/0c455905f28f39b779ccf3f776d53ad5.jpg Uphold has recently unveiled a new partnership with the payroll payment service Bitwage, which will allow its users to receive their wages in Ether from now on. CoinTelegraph talked to Jonathan Chester, Bitwage President, about this move. Ether, the new, hot cryptocurrency which has taken the... http://cryptonewz.com/dao-power-bitwage-now-lets-employers-pay-workers-with-ether/
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The Crack of Thunder: Blockchain.com Announces Alpha Release of Lightning Network

The Crack of Thunder: Blockchain.com Announces Alpha Release of Lightning Network | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
http://cointelegraph.com/storage/uploads/view/970ead4dc73a6ac161c1d6355852be90.jpg Blockchain, the world’s leading provider of Blockchain tools and software, has announced that the first usable implementation of the Lightning network, Thunder, has been released as an alpha. Lightning networks Lightning networks, as explained on the Lightning Network webpage, are... http://cryptonewz.com/the-crack-of-thunder-blockchain-com-announces-alpha-release-of-lightning-network/
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“Syscoin is like eBay”: Interview with Developer of Decentralized Marketplace Cryptocurrency

“Syscoin is like eBay”: Interview with Developer of Decentralized Marketplace Cryptocurrency | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
http://cointelegraph.com/storage/uploads/view/e28473024c9a89ab5dd5e689f385fd08.png How can you explain Syscoin to someone who has, for example, only ever used eBay, and is not familiar with cryptocurrencies? CoinTelegraph spoke to Dan Wasyluk, Developer at Syscoin, about their innovation. “Syscoin is like eBay stores or “Buy it Now” listings, except with a... http://cryptonewz.com/syscoin-is-like-ebay-interview-with-developer-of-decentralized-marketplace-cryptocurrency/
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Banca IMI Researcher: Blockchain Won’t Work if Banks Don’t Change

Banca IMI Researcher: Blockchain Won’t Work if Banks Don’t Change | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/banca-imi-researcher-blockchain-won-t-work-if-banks-don-t-change.jpg A new paper on blockchain technology has been released by the head of interest rate and credit models at Banca IMI, an investment banking and capital markets subsidiary of Intesa Sanpaolo. The paper highlights “real business cases” for the technology, arguing that financial... http://cryptonewz.com/banca-imi-researcher-blockchain-wont-work-if-banks-dont-change-2/
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Dark Web Conference Coming to New York May 12

Dark Web Conference Coming to New York May 12 | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/articles/dark-web-conference-coming-to-new-york-may.jpg Alan Meckler, the man behind the 1990s’ Internet World and Inside Bitcoins over the past few years, is launching a new conference in collaboration with TMC: Inside Dark Web. The new dark web conference will take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City on May 12th,... http://cryptonewz.com/dark-web-conference-coming-to-new-york-may-12/
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The DAO: Or How A Leaderless Ethereum-Based Organization Raised $50 Million

The DAO: Or How A Leaderless Ethereum-Based Organization Raised $50 Million | Cryptonewz -  Your Cryptocurrency Hub For News Happening Now! | Scoop.it
http://media.coindesk.com/2016/05/Screen-Shot-2016-05-12-at-12.35.56-PM.png A distributed organization with no single leader that could theoretically exist so long as there’s an Internet connection was launched last month, and has since then left many observers and Ethereum community members feeling optimistic – if not a bit confused – about what... http://cryptonewz.com/the-dao-or-how-a-leaderless-ethereum-based-organization-raised-50-million/
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