Blockchain

Industry Leaders Battle over the Future of Crypto in New Documentary

In his new documentary “Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet” award-winning filmmaker Torsten Hoffmann gives his perspective on how the crypto industry has evolved in the last five year. His first documentary about crypto “Bitcoin: the End of Money as We Know it” came out in 2015 but a lot has changed …

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Thailand Turns to Blockchain to Boost Renewable Energy Push

Thailand is teaming up with a blockchain firm to encourage peer-to-peer trading of renewable energy. Announced on Monday, Thai Digital Energy Development (TDED) – a public-private joint venture – has inked a deal with blockchain energy startup Power Ledger to develop a blockchain-based digital energy business. The deal, also in collaboration with energy suppliers in …

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Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Secures Additional $2.5M Investment

CoinDCX, India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, announced that it had raised $2.5 million from investors including Polychain Capital and Coinbase Ventures, the investment arm of crypto exchange Coinbase. The investment comes shortly after the exchange’s Series A funding round in March, in which CoinCDX secured $3 million from Bain Capital, Polychain and HDR Group, the operator …

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Analyst Is ‘Surprised’ There Hasn’t Been a Large-Scale Attack on Bitcoin Cash Yet

Yassine Elmandjra, a crypto asset analyst at ARK Invest, said in a May 24 tweet that the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hashrate fell by 30% since its halving event, and only accounts for about 2% of the SHA-256 hashrate. Elmandjra now thinks it’s only a question of time before somebody takes advantage of the network: “Surprised …

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John McAfee Announces Privacy Coin – Airdrop Today

2020 has been a turbulent year for the cryptocurrency market, but it has established the resilience of blockchain technology. Despite a single-day market plunge that battered the entire market valuation with a 50% drop, the following rapid uptick in Bitcoin price has led it to outperform the S&P500 index by a large margin. To Receive …

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Stablecoins Can Transfer Value Across Blockchains, Says Vitalik Buterin

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin thinks that the stablecoin industry is missing a valuable opportunity to improve interoperability between different blockchains.  In a lengthy Twitter thread on May 20, Buterin suggested that stablecoins could enable users to move value across different blockchains: “In the specific case of issuer-backed stablecoins there’s lots of things that could be …

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Blockchain to Play Crucial Role in VR-Powered Social Media

Virtual reality media platform, Sensorium, has announced its membership in the Global Blockchain Business Council, or GBBC — a Swiss-based non-profit industry association for blockchain. Sensorium will participate in GBBC’s upcoming virtual forum on May 28, which will see the firm’s director of technology Alex Blagirev discuss his predictions for how virtual social media will …

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Africa Is Experiencing a Crypto Renaissance

Crypto adoption is making significant advances in Africa, with crypto ownership, trade volume, and regulation all moving toward greater adoption. A recent report by Arcane Research and Luno found that Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, and Kenya are frequently among the top 10 countries by Google searches for the word “Bitcoin.” The report describes the …

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Enterprise Blockchains: Seven Steps to Success

In my approximately two-decade career at Microsoft, I had the privilege and the opportunity to first work on the company’s emerging enterprise strategy, to architect and ship key enterprise technologies, and to build a strategic enterprise business and profit and loss. I think I can say with some level of credibility that I understand the …

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Industry at a Crossroads, Crypto Enters Fourth Phase of Development

The crypto space is well over a decade old with more than 5,500 different cryptocurrencies and a market capitalization north of $250 billion. Researchers at American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz say the 11-year old industry is in its fourth supercycle with the three previous epochs culminating in distinct developments that have gone on to …

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