blockchains

  • Vitalik Buterin explains Ethereum in his own words at Disrupt SF

    Vitalik Buterin explains Ethereum in his own words at Disrupt SF

    Today at Disrupt SF 2017 Vitalik Buterin sat down with AngelList founder Naval Ravikant to talk Ethereum. Because, well, Vitalik created Ethereum. Up front, Ravikant asked him to explain Ethereum and this is what he said. “You basically need to have some system that keeps track of how much money you have at any given time, how much money you have the right to spend,” Buterin said. Read More

  • Japanese startup plans one-stop ICO platform fueled by VC investment and an ICO

    Japanese startup plans one-stop ICO platform fueled by VC investment and an ICO

    China banned ICOs this week and it is investigating platforms that facilitate them. Over in nearby Japan, one company is hatching an ambitious plan to offer a one-stop-service to let companies across the world take advantage of blockchain technology and IPOs. And all without violating financial regulations. Tech Bureau currently helps companies with consultancy and a range of… Read More

  • Nuco’s Aion network provides a way to communicate between multiple blockchains

    Nuco’s Aion network provides a way to communicate between multiple blockchains

    As blockchains begin to gain in popularity, a need is developing to enable them to communicate with one another. That would require a networking infrastructure to facilitate that communication, and that’s precisely what Nuco, a Toronto-based startup is trying to do with the release of the Aion blockchain network today. Nuco CEO Matthew Spoke says that while each network is ultimately… Read More

  • IBM, Kroger, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains

    IBM, Kroger, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains

    IBM today announced that it is working with a consortium that includes Dole, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart to bring the benefit of blockchains to the food supply chain. IBM, just like most of its competitors in the public cloud computing space, has been working on various blockchain projects in the last few months. Given the… Read More

  • Sony wants to digitize education records using the blockchain

    Sony wants to digitize education records using the blockchain

    Sony said today that it has finished developing a digital system for storing and managing educational records on the blockchain. The Japanese firm is now looking to commercialize the product, in partnership with selected educational institutions, next year. The idea — which was first announced 18 months ago — is to make use of the blockchain as a centralized ledger for… Read More

  • Bitcoin breaks $3,000 to reach new all-time high

    Bitcoin breaks $3,000 to reach new all-time high

    Bitcoin has reached a record high valuation of $3,000 per coin to complete a rollercoaster week that begin with the long-awaited split of the cryptocurrency. A number of exchanges, including popular destinations Coinbase and Kraken, valued a single bitcoin at over $3,000, an all-time high that is up $485 on the valuation one month ago. Earlier this year, Bitcoin surged to surpass $2,000 for… Read More

  • Stox to launch token sale for its new prediction market

    Stox to launch token sale for its new prediction market

    Stox.com is Invest.com’s prediction market product and it’s getting a little boost through a newly-opened token sale using Bancor’s smart token protocol. This announcement, while full of jargon, means that Stox will be able to raise money to develop infrastructure and increase its marketing and sales groups. Stox is a spin-off of Invest.com, an established player in the… Read More

  • Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new internet

    Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new internet

    Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have skyrocketed in value along with the Big Two. ICOs are raking in money hand over fist over bicep. What the hell is going on? Read More

  • Even the world’s largest bitcoin exchange couldn’t handle this week’s cryptocurrency boom

    Even the world’s largest bitcoin exchange couldn’t handle this week’s cryptocurrency boom

    For those operating a bitcoin exchange — where people can buy cryptocoins — you’d imagine that the current surge in value for bitcoin and others like Ethereum’s ether coin is a dream come true. The answer is yes and no. Read More

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