Irish Funds Collaborates with Deloitte To Complete Proof of Concept for ‘RegTech’ Blockchain

Fund management association Irish Funds announced that, together with financial services consultancy firm Deloitte and several global asset servicing institutions including Deutsche Bank, Metzler, State Street, and Northern Trust, it had completed a proof of concept for a regulatory reporting… Continue Reading →

The Blockchain Revolution: Is the Future Permissioned or Permissionless?

The blockchain gold rush is among us, and those at the fore are infected with the “fever,” racing to secure prominent roles in the revolution ahead. Among the droves seeking to ensure future profitability in staking claims to the open-source… Continue Reading →

‘ChinaCoin’ Tested with Experiment by Chinese Banks

After news of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) developing their digital currency broke, and after news of tighter regulation around bitcoin, two cities are now testing the PBoC’s Bitcoin alternative, announced March 7. Known as ‘ChinaCoin’ colloquially, but referred… Continue Reading →

Smaller Blockchain Consortia are Paving the Way for Adoption in Financial Services

There is a lot of buzz surrounding blockchain implementation in the financial services industry due to the technology’s ability to reduce operational inefficiencies, streamline processes and safely store and transfer data. Several blockchain consortia have been formed in the last… Continue Reading →

Alternative Implementation Bcoin Mines its First Block successfully completed midwife duties for the very first Bcoin block that made it onto Bitcoin’s mainnet. Block #457010 timestamped 04:30:51 on March 13 was found; some blocks were orphaned in the making. On February 10, Bcoin,’s Bitcoin full… Continue Reading →

OpenBazaar Pioneering Open Markets with Tor Integration

OpenBazaar announced during February 2017 that the long-awaited feature to improve anonymity and privacy for vendors and buyers was here, the code which would enable Tor anonymity was ready, and Tor would finally be integrated into the decentralized online marketplace…. Continue Reading →

Hyperledger’s Production-Ready Blockchain Code to Come Within March

The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger Project, a blockchain group which includes 120 major corporations and financial institutions including IBM, Intel, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Accenture, will release its first production-ready blockchain codebase by the end of March. The codebase, called… Continue Reading →

Is Ethereum a Viable Alternative to Bitcoin as a Payment Network?

The vast majority of digital currency and Bitcoin enthusiasts perceive Ethereum as a sophisticated smart contract protocol designed and structured to support unique decentralized applications. However, Social Minds founder and Reality Keys developer Edmund Edgar sees Ethereum as a viable… Continue Reading →

Ether Cements Second Place: BTCManager’s Week in Review March 13

The Bitcoin ETF, COIN, was denied on March 10 by the SEC, sending crypto markets into a frenzy. Altcoins across the board initially fell sharply in value only to rebound as BTC-USD made a remarkable recovery, ending the week around… Continue Reading →

Jury Weighs Charges Against Software Engineer and Pastor in Trial

On March 10, the jury in a Manhattan federal court prepared to weigh charges against two individuals, a software engineer and a pastor, who were allegedly involved in a scheme to help the illegally operating digital currency exchange The… Continue Reading →

Weekly Cryptocurrency Market Outlook March 13

BTCManager’s Weekly Cryptocurrency Outlook highlights the price action and technical indicators on a long-term basis to identify the best opportunities in the largest cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, ether, and others. BTC-USD (Bitstamp): A Volatile Week, but BTC-USD Stands Strong The… Continue Reading →

RarePepes: Magic Bitcoin Digital Trading Cards

Trading cards, a hobby that goes back centuries, have now found their way onto the Bitcoin blockchain in the form of RarePepes. In the 1800’s the first trading cards were found in paper cigarette packs and helped to keep the… Continue Reading →

Qtum, a Hybrid of Bitcoin and Ethereum, Set to Launch Crowdsale

A new hybrid blockchain Qtum, combining the UTXO set of Bitcoin and the smart contracts of Ethereum, will launch a crowdsale on March 16 lasting until April 15, with 51 percent of the token’s total supply up for sale. Qtum… Continue Reading →

Blockchain Invest DAC Acquires Around 500,000 BitCrystals (BCY) Partnering with EverdreamSoft to Support Further Development of Spells of Genesis

EverdreamSoft (EDS) and Blockchain Invest DAC proudly announce their partnership starting with an acquisition of around half million BitCrystals (BCY) in order to support further development of Spells of Genesis (SoG) and the achievement of the project’s next milestones, including… Continue Reading →

COIN ETF Denied, But BTC-USD Still Above $1000

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has denied an almost four-year old proposal for the first-ever bitcoin ETF. The whole bitcoin and cryptocurrency world sat on the edge of it’s seat on March 10 waiting for the U.S…. Continue Reading →

Grayscale Investments Plans To Launch Private Ethereum Classic Fund

Grayscale Investments LLC, a Digital Currency Group investment subsidiary owned by Barry Silbert, announced that it is planning to launch a private fund that will give investors exposure to ethereum classic. The cryptocurrency ether classic (ETC) was sprung out of… Continue Reading → Crowdsale Breaks the $1 Million Barrier has raised over $1 million in the first week of its ICO crowdsale, giving the team a green light to start development. The Lithuanian casino start-up aims to be the first to market with a design for a fully-transparent… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin is a Digital Commodity, Not Just a Technology

A recent Bloomberg article argued that bitcoin is neither a real currency nor a commodity. Instead, the author argues that bitcoin is purely a technology and that looking at the price performance of gold versus bitcoin is like comparing “the… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Core 0.14 Released: Better Performance, Faster Synchronization, and More

Bitcoin Core released version 0.14 of the reference client of Bitcoin. This release contains some significant improvements in the performance, especially when building a node. Also, it changes the mempool management, enables users to retrospectively increase the fee for a… Continue Reading →

Australia Leads the Way with International Blockchain Standards

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