How Industry Responded to China’s ICO Ban

The Chinese regulators have banned the execution of ICOs within its borders, while this has altered the activities of a number of blockchain companies, others have continued with their original plans, insisting that such a development is only but a temporary setback that will lead to a more sanitized industry. Just a slight “hiccup” Anthony Diioro, CEO and Founder at Jaxx describes the trending ban out of China as nothing more then a slight “hiccup” for the rapidly growing global Read more …

Minereum Successor, Artemine Announces ICO Campaign

The first self-mining smart contract, Minereum has received the much-awaited upgrade. The updated Minereum version 2.0, better known has Artemine is making the news with loads of improvements. The Artemine platform signifies a leap forward in the Smart Contract Mining technology and it comes packed with new features, mostly around Genesis Addresses. It is now possible with Artemine to assign different supply for these Genesis Addresses. These addresses can also be transferred and sold automatically. Public Mining is yet another Read more …

North Korean Hackers Reportedly Targeting Ethereum Users in South Korea

According to a new report from security research firm FireEye, North Korean hackers are targeting Bitcoin and Ethereum users in South Korea. North Korea hacking South Korea for ETH… never thought I’d see that headline pic.twitter.com/2knChVCQAn — CointraderGuy (@CointraderGuy) September 12, 2017 FireEye’s report suggested that North Korean hackers are attempting to breach into South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges and steal user funds in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Since May 2017, FireEye researchers claimed that North Korean hackers have been consistently targeting Read more …

Only Six Days Remain Until Investors Can Finally Invest In Ethbet, The World’s First Peer-To-Peer Blockchain Gambling Project

Ethbet, the world’s first truly peer-to-peer blockchain gambling platform, will open up its Crowdsale to investors beginning on September 17th at 8 PM UTC. Ethbet is a new player in the world of cryptocurrency gambling and dicing, but investors are still excited about some of the enticing features that it has to offer. Ethbet is able to offer much more than just the standard features of decentralized betting platforms such as provable fairness and on-blockchain bet execution. The unique concept Read more …

Bitcoin at crossroads after shedding nearly $20 billion in value

Did Jamie Dimon obliterate bitcoin’s buzz? Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been getting absolutely toasted in recent trade, with some wondering if withering criticism from Wall Street heavyweights, like J.P. Morgan Chase’s JPM, +0.29% CEO, and growing regulatory scrutiny in China have finally combined to exact a punishing, and lasting, toll on one of the most bubblicious segments of finance. On Wednesday, the value of a single bitcoin, near its low, was at $3,772, compared with around $5,000 in Read more …

AXA Is Using Ethereum’s Blockchain for a New Flight Insurance Product

French insurance giant AXA has launched a new flight delay insurance product that uses the public ethereum blockchain to store and process payouts. The product, called Fizzy, is being pitched as a “smart insurance” tool that flyers can use to insure their trips if their flight is delayed by two hours or more. According to AXA, ethereum’s public blockchain plays two key roles here: maintaining an accessible record of the insurance contract itself within a smart contract, as well as Read more …

Bitmain Unveils two new GPU-based Mining Hardware Units

Rumor has it Bitmain will introduce new cryptocurrency mining equipment soon. The company is best known for their Bitcoin mining hardware these days. However, they also sell miners for Litecoin and Dash as we speak. The new rigs are mainly focused on proving GPU-based hardware for Ethereum mining. An interesting venture, although it remains to be seen whether or not there is any truth to the rumors. GPU mining has picked up again in recent months. Hundreds of people all Read more …

Better, Faster zk-SNARKs: Zcash Developers Release New Privacy Tech

Researchers working on the zcash protocol announced today they’ve invented a new way to speed up the anonymous cryptocurrency. Today, zcash, the seventeenth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, uses the bleeding-edge cryptographic technique zk-SNARKs to hide balances and user addresses, but the technique comes with a drawback that’s hard to ignore: anonymous transactions are sluggish. While normal transactions take seconds to create, shielded transactions using zk-SNARKs take one to two minutes. That’s why engineers have been exploring ways to cut down Read more …

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, September 13

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Back in 2015, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon had said that people trading in digital currencies such as Bitcoin were wasting their time. Notwithstanding, the lucky few who wasted their time back then would be sitting on more than 900 percent returns. What a Read more …

Sony Music Backed iFLYER Embraces EventChain for Ticketing in Asia

Sony Music Entertainment Japan have taken a bold step in partnering with iFLYER, a Japanese-based ticketing start-up who are looking to utilize the Blockchain expertise of EventChain in order to overcome ticketing problems through use of the Blockchain. EventChain’s partnership with iFLYER will essentially see Sony Music breaking into the new wave of Blockchain technology as event, concert, and clubbing tickets are put onto the Ethereum Blockchain, and smart tickets are born. iFLYER sells $2 mln USD of tickets every Read more …

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Slams Bitcoin As “Fraud”

Speaking at an investor conference in New York on Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon blasted Bitcoin in a series on damning statements. Calling the cryptocurrency a “fraud” that’s “worse than tulip bulbs”, he went on to say he’d fire any employee trading Bitcoin “in a second”. He gave the following concise reasons: “It’s against our rules” and “they’re stupid”. He concluded that both cases were “dangerous” to his bottom line. When Dimon refers to tulips, Read more …

Belfrics Singapore launches Belrium ICO, the first revolutionary KYC complaint blockchain

September 11, 2017, Singapore: Belfrics Global, the fastest growing cryptocurrency exchange and Blockchain development firm in Asia and Africa has launched Belrium ICO to power the 1st KYC compliant blockchain, Belrium. It offers customers a secure, private, personalised and decentralised ecosystem that aims to minimise the repetition related to KYC compliance, saving considerable time and cost. Mr. Praveenkumar Vijayakumar, Chairman & CEO, Belfrics said, “The evolving regulations related to KYC compliance have made KYC-based systems more complex and have increased Read more …