Category Archives: Blockchain

Game of Thrones Actor Jerome Flynn to Advise Vegan Crypto Project

Jerome Flynn, the actor who plays “Bronn” in the hugely popular TV series Game of Thrones, has joined the advisory board of a vegan lifestyle project that has launched its own crypto token. Called VeganNation, the Israel-based project is building what it describes as a “fully functioning ecosystem” that will support vegans via a platform enabling … Continue reading Game of Thrones Actor Jerome Flynn to Advise Vegan Crypto Project

Crypto Market Wrap: MATIC Moons On Binance Endorsement

Market Wrap The consolidation has continued on crypto markets for another day. There have been slight declines but nothing significant as the SEC ruling on the VanEck ETF gets predictably delayed again by the apathetic US regulator. Total crypto market capitalization is still hovering around $245 billion. Bitcoin bounced off an intraday high of $8,060 a few … Continue reading Crypto Market Wrap: MATIC Moons On Binance Endorsement

Bitcoin Crashes 10% To $7,000 After Analysts Called For A Pullback

Volatility is back, that’s for sure. In the past 20 minutes, Bitcoin (BTC) has slipped at $7,800, wicking to $6,600 on Bitstamp as a result. It is rumored that this sell-off was a result of a massive sell order placed on Bitstamp, as made evident by the fact that during this dump, there has been … Continue reading Bitcoin Crashes 10% To $7,000 After Analysts Called For A Pullback

Amazon Wins Patent for Proof-of-Work Cryptographic System

Tech giant Amazon has been granted a patent for various techniques to build a proof-of-work (PoW) cryptographic system similar to those used by blockchains such as bitcoin. First filed in December 2016 and awarded Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the patent outlines how Merkle trees can be generated as a solution to a … Continue reading Amazon Wins Patent for Proof-of-Work Cryptographic System

World Bank, CommBank Team Up for ‘World First’ Blockchain Bond Transaction

The World Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CommBank) have teamed up to enable recording of secondary market bond trading using blockchain tech. The institutions announced Wednesday that their successful recording of a secondary transaction for bond-i, a blockchain-operated debt instrument, on a distributed ledger shows the “vast potential” of the technology, and marks the first bond … Continue reading World Bank, CommBank Team Up for ‘World First’ Blockchain Bond Transaction

Opera Browser Adds TRON to its Native Crypto Wallet

TRON founder Justin Sun has been in the news recently through a number of events. Most famously, perhaps, the recent Tesla giveaway debacle raised the ire of the cryptocurrency community and may well have backfired against its original intention. However, the famous founder has also encountered a host of positive news bites regarding his blockchain platform TRON. … Continue reading Opera Browser Adds TRON to its Native Crypto Wallet

What Could Have Led Ripple (XRP) To Surge Over 20% After Months of Darkness?

Ripple (XRP) investors have been discouraged as of late after watching Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies surge while XRP remained caught in a bout of sideways trading in the lower-$0.30 region. Today, however, XRP was finally able to break out of this seemingly indelible trading range and has now moved into the $0.40 region after … Continue reading What Could Have Led Ripple (XRP) To Surge Over 20% After Months of Darkness?

Within Minutes, Bitcoin Spikes 4% as Bitfinex Raises Staggering $1 Billion

At last, you can close CoinMarketCap, take a break from Crypto Twitter, and get off TradingView — Bitcoin (BTC) has finally downed a chill pill, albeit begrudgingly. Since peaking at $7,550 on Saturday, the cryptocurrency has fallen to $7,000 and has set up shop there for the time being. But, as Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino announced the … Continue reading Within Minutes, Bitcoin Spikes 4% as Bitfinex Raises Staggering $1 Billion

Joseph Lubin on Ethereum 2.0: ETH to Become 1,000 Times More Scalable Within 24 Months

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Joseph Lubin said that the Ethereum blockchain will become about 1,000 times more scalable in 18 to 24 months. Lubin made his remarks during an interview with Cointelegraph on May 11. Lubin specified that the development which will bring such a drastic scalability increase to the ecosystem will be Ethereum 2.0, also called Serenity. He explained that the … Continue reading Joseph Lubin on Ethereum 2.0: ETH to Become 1,000 Times More Scalable Within 24 Months

Ethereum’s Reddit Moderators Resign Amid Controversy

Taylor Monahan, the CEO of crypto wallet startup MyCrypto, has been moderator for the ethereum subreddit channel since 2016. That year, the ethereum Reddit channel was just breaking over the 10,000 subscribers mark, according to SubRedditStats. Today, the same channel boasts over 400,000 subscribers and is ranked within the top 600 most popular channels on Reddit. … Continue reading Ethereum’s Reddit Moderators Resign Amid Controversy