Ethereum Foundation Completes Fourth Leg of its Grants Program

Living up to its new year’s resolution to support promising projects that were developed on their blockchain technology, the Ethereum Foundation announced that it has completed grants of its fourth leg of its Grants programme Wave IV, by providing nearly… Continue Reading →

Fidelity Is Bringing Cryptocurrency Trading to Institutional Investors

Fidelity Investments, a multinational financial services corporation that manages $7.2 trillion in assets announced the launch of Fidelity Digital Asset Services, a cryptocurrency custody and trading platform for institutional investors. According to a Forbes article published on October 16, 2018,… Continue Reading →

Investment in Blockchain Security Will Grow: The Results of HackIT 4.0 in Kiev

Global losses from hacker attacks in 2018 amounted to $1.8 billion, which exceeds the amount of losses for the period from 2011 to 2017. A sizeable share of victims are investors and users in the field of cryptocurrency and Blockchain… Continue Reading →

Civil Blockchain Project for Journalism Cancels ICO after Failing to Hit Soft Cap Target

Civil, a media startup aiming to revolutionize journalism via distributed ledger technology (DLT), has announced the cancelation of its initial coin offering (ICO). This comes after the cryptocurrency-based fundraiser failed to generate the $8 million target, reported Fortune on October… Continue Reading →

Australian NSW Government Looks to Blockchain Technology For Property Conveyancing

The Australian New South Wales (NSW) Government is eager to trial blockchain technology for property conveyancing because it may make the process more efficient, cheap, secure, and reliable. According to ZDNet’s article published on October 15, 2018, the NSW Land… Continue Reading →

Why Are Miners Mining “Empty Blocks” and What Affect Does It Have on Blockchain Networks?

In early-October 2018, reports detailing a rise in the number of empty blocks on the Ethereum blockchain came to light. Using data from the Ethereum network, data analytics firms, as well as media companies were able to confirm the presence… Continue Reading →

Education in Blockchain: A Roundup of Woolf University

There is perhaps no doubt that blockchain, cryptocurrency’s underlying technology, has soared in popularity over the past few years. Top colleges, including Princeton University, the University of California Berkeley and Cornell University, are now offering courses dedicated to cryptography and… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Softens as “Dr. Doom” and China Rattle Investors: BTCManager’s Week in Review October 15

The price of bitcoin closed the week on a softer note, dropping by four percent versus last week’s close to around $6,300. Bitcoin’s correction was caused by “Dr. Doom” Nouriel Roubini’s statement in front of Congress where he called the… Continue Reading →

Manyverse: Decentralized Social Media Without a Blockchain

The past few years has seen the rise of several blockchain-based decentralized social networks. While the Steemit platform was one of the earliest introductions back in 2016, more recent launches have proved that traditional social media can also be revolutionized…. Continue Reading →

2020 Presidential Candidate and Coin Center Director Testify Two Sides of the (Bit)coin

On October 11, 2018, two prominent figures spoke in front of the Senate Banking Committee to talk about cryptocurrency and how the future of both society and the digital currency will be intertwined. Two Sides of the Same Digital Coin… Continue Reading →

Worlds Biggest University Endowments Harvard, Stanford, MIT Invest in Crypto Funds

Many leading academic players including Harvard University, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have reportedly invested in crypto-centric funds. The revelation indicates the shift of interest of institutional investors towards the growing asset class. University Endowments Invest “Millions… Continue Reading →

10 VPN Services Accepting Bitcoin

One of the main motivations to opt for a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service is to keep your Internet activity private. With that said, it appears ironic that many people who want to keep their web search and download history… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Rebounds on Legal Tender Status in Japan: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 3

The price of bitcoin is regaining strength, with prices trading around $1150 at the time of writing, following the attainment of legal tender for cryptocurrencies in Japan, effective April 1. In the altcoin world, Litecoin and Ripple, two established incumbents,… Continue Reading →

The Two Best April Fools’ of Bitcoin 2017

Like every year the Bitcoin world saw some April Fools’ in 2017. While many have not been very funny, F2Pool and Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin surprised the world with a terrific sense for a geeky humor. It is not that the… Continue Reading →

Unocoin May Soon Launch India’s First Crypto ATM

Indian crypto exchange Unocoin acknowledged that it is launching country’s first crypto ATM, touted to support at least five cryptocurrencies, as reported by Inc42 on October 12, 2018. The news comes in a tensed moment as the country’s highest judicial… Continue Reading →

Blockchain and IoT Technology are Catalysts of Semiconductor Growth

A press release published October 11, 2018, shows that sales of semiconductors and other crucial circuitry needed for all electronics continues to increase after demand from the IoT and blockchain technology sectors.  The release states that sales reached $40.16 billion… Continue Reading →

U.S SEC Crackdown Blockvest ICO over Irregularities in its Operations

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against Blockvest LLC., an initial coin offering (ICO) project whose founders falsely claimed to have registered with the commission, whereas they were operating illegally in the state, violating securities… Continue Reading →

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Sells Stake for $354 Million to Plastic Surgeon-Led Investment Group

Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, the largest in the country by daily trading volume, has sold a 38 percent stake in its business for $354 million to a Singaporean investment group, reported Reuters on October 12, 2018.  Bithumb Sells Stake to… Continue Reading →

The State of Bitcoin in Kenya

Following bitcoin’s birth in 2009 as a decentralized peer-to-peer payment network with fast transaction speeds and low transaction fees, one of its most predicted future application uses was for international remittance purposes. Many experts envisioned that bitcoin would be a… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Developer’s Exchange Could Be the First Within the GCC Region

Talks of Bahraini cryptocurrency exchange Rain expanding into the GCC emerged on October 10, 2018, which would make Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song’s exchange the first in the region. The GCC, also known as the Gulf Cooperation Council, is a region… Continue Reading →

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