blockchain

  • Bitcoin wallet ‘Blockchain’ adds Ethereum support

    Bitcoin wallet ‘Blockchain’ adds Ethereum support

    This isn’t a game of bingo, the company called Blockchain is maintaining the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet. And starting today, Blockchain users will also be able to create Ethereum wallets and hold ethers. Blockchain isn’t a centralized exchange like Coinbase or Kraken. It is simply a wallet so that you can safely story all your cryptocurrencies. Compared to many… Read More

  • Microsoft wants to make blockchain networks enterprise-ready with its new Coco Framework

    Microsoft wants to make blockchain networks enterprise-ready with its new Coco Framework

    Interest in blockchains is at an all-time high, but there are still plenty of technical issues to solve, especially for enterprises. For them, issues like throughput, latency, governance and confidentiality are still major stumbling blocks for using blockchains. With its new Coco Framework, Microsoft wants to solve these issues and make blockchains more suitable for the enterprise. Read More

  • Hyperledger Fabric releases version 1.0 of open source distributed ledger

    Hyperledger Fabric releases version 1.0 of open source distributed ledger

    Hyperledger Fabric, the open source distributed ledger project from Hyperledger, reached a significant milestone today when it released version 1.0. Hyperledger Fabric is a distributed ledger, an open source blockchain. The blockchain has been typically used to prove ownership of digital currency, but Brian Behlendorf, the executive director at Hyperledger says that this project is more focused… Read More

  • How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices Crunch Network

    How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices

    The acceptance of virtual currencies by both the Chinese and Japanese governments are driving cryptocurrency growth, with China on the cusp of establishing its own currency, and Japan regulating bitcoin as true legal payment. Read More

  • The company called Blockchain raises $40 million

    The company called Blockchain raises $40 million

    Blockchain (the company) just raised a $40 million Series B funding round led by Lakestar. Blockchain has been working on the most popular bitcoin wallet in the world. You can open a wallet on the company’s website or through its mobile apps. GV, Nokota Management, Digital Currency Group and existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mosaic Venture Partners, Prudence Holdings… Read More

  • Chat app Kik takes on Facebook with developer ecosystem built on the blockchain

    Chat app Kik takes on Facebook with developer ecosystem built on the blockchain

    There’s been much talk of ICOs — initial coin offerings — amid the rising value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum. Now the industry is about to see its first ‘big name’ move into the space after Kik announced plans to introduce its own cryptocurrency via a token sale. Messaging app Kik is particular popular among teens and young people in… Read More

  • PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution

    PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution

    PokitDok, a healthcare API company, announced today it has teamed with Intel to offer a healthcare blockchain solution it’s calling ‘Dokchain.’ The partnership includes using Intel’s open source Hyperledger Sawtooth as the underlying ledger, and processing blockchain transaction requests at the chip level using Intel chips. This partnership and the broader… Read More

  • What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption? Crunch Network

    What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption?

    Speculators flocked to Bitcoin and many of the alt-coins in hopes of getting in early and making a big exit, but everyday users haven’t warmed to cryptocurrencies. There are many reasons why, but one of the largest barriers to mainstream adoption is the price volatility of cryptocurrencies. So the question is, why do the prices change so much in the first place? Read More

  • Bext360 is using robots and the blockchain to pay coffee farmers fairly

    Bext360 is using robots and the blockchain to pay coffee farmers fairly

    Coffee is the world’s second-most-traded commodity, after petroleum. Some 125 million people make a living growing coffee. Most are smallholders, or small-scale farmers whose families live on less than $2 a day. Now, a Denver-based startup called Bext Holdings Inc. wants to make it easier for these farmers to get a fair price, and get paid instantly, for their beans. Read More

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