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Bitcoin und Ethereum Geldautomat in Flughafen Amsterdam Schiphol aufgestellt -- 22 Jun 2018 - Der elftgrößte Flughafen der Welt, Amsterdam Schiphol, hat testweise einen Bitcoin-Geldautomaten aufgestellt, um den Bedürfnissen der Reisenden zu dienen. An der Maschine können sowohl Bitcoin als auch Ethereum erlangt werden. In einer Pressemitteilung von gestern teilte der Betreiber des Flughafen Amsterdam Schiphol mit, dass ein Automat installiert wurde, an dem sowohl ... Read More
Report: Misconfigured Ethereum Clients Have Resulted in Hack of Around $20 Mln -- 13 Jun 2018 - ... and it is a well-known vulnerability - and one without a fix. (Ever heard of a "mis-configured" Bitcoin / PoW client? -- or the existence of RPC calls able to attack Proof-of-Work?)   About $20 mln worth of Ethereum have reportedly been stolen by a group of hackers, exploiting ... Read More
Adblock Plus wants to use blockchain to call out fake news -- 13 Jun 2018 - German eyeo, the company in Cologne behind the popular browser-based ad block product Adblock Plus, is no stranger to controversy. Which is just as well given its new “passion project”: A browser add-on that labels news content as ‘trusted’ or, well, Breitbart. The beta browser extension, which is called Trusted ... Read More
Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire at MoneyConf Dublin: ‘We Are at the Beginning of Tokenization of Everything’ -- 13 Jun 2018 - Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder & CEO of payments company Circle spoke this morning of an unprecedented “crypto-revolution,” saying that global society is “at the beginning of a tokenization of everything.” Just as the early internet transformed data and communications, blockchain is now poised to revolutionize “every aspect of finance” and “reinvent ... Read More
Blockchain Is ‘Revolutionary,’ Says German Finance Regulator BaFin Chief -- 13 Jun 2018 - Felix Hufeld, chief of Germany's financial watchdog BaFin, has said blockchain technology is "revolutionary" and its applications could turn the entire financial sector "upside down." Hufeld, who is president of the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), made the remarks during a speech at an event in Berlin last week in ... Read More
Crypto Valley’s Zug to Run Switzerland’s First Blockchain-Based Municipal Vote -- 11 Jun 2018 - The Swiss city of Zug will conduct a blockchain-powered trial municipal vote this summer, local media outlet reported June 8. The event, which is scheduled to take place between June 25 and July 1, will reportedly be Switzerland’s first municipal vote using blockchain. According to the report, the upcoming ... Read More
Deutsches Blockchain Ökosystem – German Blockchain Eco System (APR 2018) -- 08 Jun 2018 - Nicht wenige Experten sagen, dass Blockchain-Technologie auf dem Weg ist, eine ähnliche Entwicklung wie das Internet vor etwa 20 Jahren zu nehmen. Folgt man dieser These, stellt sich die Frage, ob das nächste Google, Amazon oder Facebook vielleicht bereits gegründet wurde oder erst in den kommenden Jahren entstehen wird. Ob ... Read More
Alibaba Affiliate Ant Financial (AliPay) to Boost Blockchain Development After $14 Billion Raise -- 08 Jun 2018 - Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, announced on Friday it has raised $14 billion in a Series C round funding, which will be used to further develop new technologies such as blockchain. Founded in 2004 as AliPay and later rebranded to Ant Financial in 2014, the ... Read More
$1,999: GMO Reveals Details of Its New 7nm Bitcoin Miner: 24 TH/s @ 1,950 Watts -- 05 Jun 2018 - Japanese IT giant GMO Internet has revealed prices and specs for its new-from-the-ground-up bitcoin miners – the world's first based on a 7nm chip. At a press conference, the company said Tuesday that its 7nm ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) that will power the new B2 miner is designed in Japan, but ... Read More
China Telecom Giant Wants to Move Mobile Data Top-Ups to a Blockchain to Remove the Heavy Processing Load From Its Data Centers -- 05 Jun 2018 - China Mobile Corporation, one of the three state-owned telecommunications giants in the country, is exploring the use of distributed ledger technology within its core mobile data business. According to patent application filed with China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in November 2016 and made public on Tuesday, the company is ... Read More
[Post GitHub… ] GitTorrent: A P2P Network of Git Repositories Shared Over BitTorrent -- 05 Jun 2018 - GitTorrent is a project in development by Chris Ball, that will allow developers to use decentralized remote Git repositories. While Git itself is distributed in nature — many developers can have their own complete copy of a project’s history — nearly all projects require some authoritative place for the project code. ... Read More
China State TV: Blockchain Is ’10 Times More Valuable Than the Internet’ -- 05 Jun 2018 - China Central Television (CCTV), the country's primary state broadcaster, has said the economic value of blockchain is "10 times more than that of the internet." In a segment named "Dialogue," aired Sunday night through the station's Finance Channel, CCTV host Chen Weihong featured an hour-long discussion that was for the first ... Read More
7 Myths About Ethereum Decentralization -- 30 May 2018 - Blockchain and decentralization have become synonyms in the cryptocurrency industry. The use of blockchain technology made it possible to create a network where all users are equal, and information is distributed over a countless number of computers in the world. Decentralization has gained a particular value for banks and other ... Read More
A New Twist On Lightning Tech Could Be Coming Soon to Bitcoin: Eltoo (L2) -- 30 May 2018 - Bitcoin's lightning network may be just starting to send transactions over the blockchain, but already its developers are looking to rearchitect the technology. That's because, while touted as a way to significantly boost bitcoin's capacity, the network itself does require users to store a significant amount of data, which makes it ... Read More
‘Layer 2’ PoW Blockchain Tech Is an Even Bigger Deal Than You Think -- 30 May 2018 - Welcome to the "Layer 2" era. We are now entering an exciting new phase of blockchain development in which the lightning network and other programming solutions that operate "on top" of existing blockchains promise big strides in scalability, interoperability and functionality. There is still much work to be done. The ... Read More
Russian Bitfury-Backed Group Mined 800 Bitcoins in Q1 After $70 million CA$ Raised -- 24 May 2018 - The Bitfury-backed Hut 8 Mining Group mined more than 800 bitcoins in the first quarter of 2018, the company reported Thursday. In a summary of its quarterly financial results, the company noted it raised $70 million CAD to continue investing in mining hardware, generated nearly $11 million CAD in revenue ... Read More
China’s State Council Orders Faster Blockchain Development -- 24 May 2018 - China's State Council, the country's central administrative branch of government, has sent its highest-level order demanding that local authorities speed up blockchain technology development, it was revealed on Thursday. The order, first issued by the State Council on May 4 to provincial and municipal governments, addresses a variety of strategies ... Read More
The Cat Is Out Of The Bag Now: Tech Giant GMO to Roll Out World’s First 7nm Bitcoin Miner -- 24 May 2018 - Japanese IT giant GMO Internet is set to roll out the world's first bitcoin mining device based on 7nm chips within the year. According to an announcement on Wednesday, the firm said it is launching the new B2 miner on June 6 with mass production to follow and shipment starting by ... Read More
Germany’s 2nd Largest Stock Exchange To Launch Zero-Fee Crypto Trading App -- 18 May 2018 - Germany’s second largest stock exchange, the Stuttgart Börse, which reportedly has a trading volume of $100 bln, has announced it is launching a zero-fee cryptocurrency trading app, Thursday, May 17. The smartphone app, dubbed ‘Bison,’ will be free to use as of fall 2018, and has been developed together with ... Read More
Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan Confirms $1 Bln IPO Filing, Backed by Major Banks -- 16 May 2018 - Chinese Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Canaan Creative plans to start trading of its IPO as soon as July, Bloomberg reports May 16. Canaan, which confirmed rumors it was planning an IPO with a filing this week, will likely create the largest Bitcoin-focused offering yet seen when it debuts on the ... Read More
HTC Reveals Plans To Launch Blockchain-Powered Smartphone -- 16 May 2018 - Consumer electronics corporation HTC has unveiled “the first native blockchain phone”, HTC Exodus, which will launch with support for multiple blockchains, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) networks, PCMag reported May 15. HTC Vive creator Phil Chen announced the forthcoming project at the Consensus conference in New York City today. ... Read More
‘Smart eCard’ Stores 30 Crypto Accounts, Credit And Debit Cards In One Place -- 16 May 2018 - Buying a bottle of water quickly and spontaneously using cryptocurrency is still a massive challenge, but the company behind a new ecosystem says its technology will make it easy for crypto holders to use their funds for everyday purchases – all without creating a headache for merchants. FuzeX has created ... Read More
SAP Launches Blockchain Supply Chain Initiative -- 15 May 2018 - Multinational software firm SAP is expanding its work with blockchain into the supply chain space. Torsten Zube, SAP's blockchain lead, revealed Monday that the company is looking to apply the tech to agricultural supply chains by way of its Farm to Consumer initiative. Companies like Johnsonville, Naturipe Farms and Maple ... Read More
First Bitcoin Smart Contracts Sidechain Now Secured By 1 in 10 Miners – “allows for 20,000 transactions per second.” -- 15 May 2018 - "Before the end of the year, we hope to launch the Lumino network, which will allow for 20,000 transactions per second."   The first bitcoin smart contracts sidechain just reached an early milestone. To be revealed Monday at CoinDesk's Consensus 2018 conference, RSK, the startup that built the long-anticipated technology, ... Read More
Iran Sanctions: Citizens Use Crypto To Move $2.5 Bln Out Of Country -- 11 May 2018 - Iranians are increasingly turning to Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies in the wake of the US exit from a multilateral nuclear accord with the country this week. The news has plunged the country into economic turmoil, resulting in a surge of interest towards crypto, as Forbes reports Thursday, May 10. ... Read More

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