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Cornell Professor Claims Ethereum is More Distributed and Decentralized Than Bitcoin - Coinjournal
According to a study led by Cornell professor Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell research professor Robbert van Renesse, and LinkedIn researcher Adem Efe Gencer, Ethereum's nodes are better distributed than bitcoin, and thus the network is more decentralized than bitcoin. The paper entitled Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum analyzed nodes in the bitcoin and Ethereum networks (BTC , ETH )
01:54 AM
Blockchain-Powered Startup Stock Exchange Funderbeam To List Hatcher+ Portfolio Companies - Coinjournal
Singapore-based venture investment platform Hatcher+ has announced that shares in its individual portfolio companies will be listed on Funderbeam's blockchain-based startup marketplace, providing investors with a secondary market on which they can buy and sell shares to interested buyers. A spokesperson for the company told CoinJournal that the new listings will go live in the
Jan 16
03:09 AM
BTC.com Lowers Bitcoin Transaction Costs Through Dynamic Fees and SegWit - Coinjournal
BTC.com, the first bitcoin wallet platform in the cryptocurrency market to integrate Bitcoin Cash and SegWit simultaneously, has recently implemented a dynamic fee system to automatically calculate the lowest fee users can attach to have their transactions processed on the Bitcoin blockchain network. In a blog post published on January 11th, the BTC.com development team (BCH , BTC )
Jan 14
07:39 AM
South Korean Police Did Not Raid Cryptocurrency Exchanges, FUD Triggers Market - Coinjournal
This week, several Western mainstream media outlets have falsely reported that South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges were raided by local police and authorities. More inaccurate reports regarding the current state of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange market led the entire cryptocurrency market to decline in value, demonstrating a similar effect to that of the various China
Jan 12
06:24 AM
China's Search Engine Giant Baidu Launches Blockchain Open Platform
Baidu, China's search engine giant, has launched its very own blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) offering.
Jan 12
04:54 AM
New Partnership Brings Dash Cryptocurrency to 10,000 Retailers in Spain
Dash has signed a partnership with Spanish startup Bitnovo to bring the cryptocurrency to 10,000 retailers throughout Spain.
Jan 05
05:23 AM
Indian Policy Think Tank Develops Blockchain Proof-of-Concept
NITI Aayog is developing a proof-of-concept to leverage blockchain in key sectors such as education, health and agriculture.
Jan 04
04:54 AM
Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin: Focus Less on Profit, More on Achievements - Coinjournal
In late December, Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin stated that if all the cryptocurrency community achieves is memes and immature puns, he will leave the sector for good. If all that we accomplish is lambo memes and immature puns about 'sharting', then I WILL leave. Though I still have a lot of hope that the community (ETH )
Jan 03
11:54 AM
Founders Fund Unveils US$15-20 Million Investment in Bitcoin; Price Rises 13%
The price of Bitcoin rose 13% on Wednesday following reports that Founders Fund, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has been buying the cryptocurrency since 2012, totaling no more than US$20 million. (BTC )
Jan 03
03:09 AM
Greek Universities Join Pilot Project to Put Diplomas on a Blockchain
Three Greek universities are part of a pilot program that aims to put university qualifications on a blockchain platform. (ETC , ETH )
Jan 01
11:24 PM
Plasma Can Save Ethereum From CryptoKitty Level Congestion - Coinjournal
Earlier this year, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and Lightning co-author Joseph Poon announced Plasma, a second-layer scaling infrastructure for the Ethereum protocol. In a recent blog post, the development team behind Bankex, an Ethereum-based open-source digital asset exchange, noted that the implementation of Plasma could reduce the congestion of the Ethereum blockchain network which continues (ETH )
09:39 AM
South Korea's Bitcoin Regulation is Highly Optimistic, False Reports Claim Ban - Coinjournal
Over the past 24 hours, a series of false reports from news publications including Reuters have claimed that the South Korean government is planning on banning or closing down cryptocurrency exchanges. An initial report from Reuters, which has since been corrected, stated that the South Korean government is expected to close down cryptocurrency exchanges in (BTC )
08:39 AM
First Decentralized Casino on Ethereum is Legalized by The Curaao Government - Coinjournal
The government of Curaao, a Dutch Caribbean island well known for its scuba diving market and regulated casino industry, has officially legalized and issued a casino license to Edgeless, a decentralized application launched on top of the Ethereum protocol, as a legitimate casino business. Thomas Draksas, the founder of Edgeless, said in a statement: Curacao (EDG , ETH )
07:24 AM
Loomia Announces Partnership With L.L. Bean - Coinjournal
Loomia has announced a partnership with L.L. Bean, bringing their blockchain powered smart textile technology to the century old outdoor clothing company
10:24 AM
Cryptocurrency Market Tumbles 25% - Coinjournal
The cryptocurrency market lost 25% of its value on Friday, dropping from a total market capitalization of US$640 billion on Thursday to now about US$480 billion. Bitcoin took a hit, plunging 25% as well to around 13,000 USD/BTC, a 34% fall from its December 17 peak of US$20,000. Ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum (BTC , ETH )
06:25 AM
CryptoKitties Now Tradable with USD, EUR
CryptoKitties, the viral Ethereum video game for collecting and breeding digital cats, are now trading on the OPSkins virtual gaming assets marketplace. (ETH )
02:38 AM
Investing.com Launches Cryptocurrency App Amid Strong Demand
A leading financial markets app and platform has launched a new cryptocurrency service that lets users track the price of over 1,300 cryptocurrencies.
12:39 AM
Theta Labs Raises US$12M in Pre-Sale for Blockchain-Powered Video Streaming Network - Coinjournal
Theta Labs, a subsidiary of esport live streaming platform SLIVER.tv, has raised US$12 million in its token pre-sale to build a decentralized, blockchain-powered video streaming network. Led by Danhua Capital, additional strategic partners for the pre-sale include Silicon Valley venture capital funds DCM, Sierra Ventures, and VR Fund, Chinese institutional funds Heuristic Capital, ZP Capital,
05:26 AM
South Korean Government Will Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges, Refutes Ban Rumors - Coinjournal
The South Korean government has officially refuted various reports on the possibility of a cryptocurrency trading ban within the country. On Wednesday, December 13th, the South Korean government, central bank, and financial authorities had held an emergency meeting to discuss the legality of cryptocurrencies and the current state of the bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange markets. (BTC )
03:08 AM
eToro to Assist CoinDash in Building Crypto Trading Products
eToro, a social trading and multi-asset brokerage company, will assist CoinDash in the development and implementation of new crypto trading products.
11:39 PM
BreadWallet Rebrands to Bread, Plans to Raise $20 Million in ICO - Coinjournal
03:54 AM
Blockchain Security Platform NuCypher Raises US$4.3M from Cryptofunds and VCs
NuCypher, a privacy layer for distributed systems and decentralized applications, has raised US$4.3 million in a token pre-sale.
05:56 AM
BnkToTheFuture Plans US$33M ICO for New Crypto Token Secondary Market - Coinjournal
Equity crowdfunding platform BnkToTheFuture will launch a public token sale in February 2018 to fund the development of a tokenized platform for equity tokens trading. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company hopes to raise as much as US$33 million in its initial coin offering (ICO). The company said its new token, called the
11:38 PM
Singapore Telcoin Targets the Unbanked with New ERC20 Cryptocurrency
A young startup from Asia called Telcoin is looking to partner with telco operators around the world to facilitate the adoption of its cryptocurrency.
02:24 AM
Wikipedia Co-Founder Joins Blockchain Startup Everipedia as CIO - Coinjournal
Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has joined blockchain startup Everipedia as chief information officer. Everipedia is building the worlds first encyclopedia on the blockchain which incentivizes content creators by allowing them to become stakeholders in the encyclopedia network themselves. Originally started in 2015 as a more modern alternative to Wikipedia, Everipedia is now developing
03:09 PM
Bitcoin's Lightning Network Version 1 RC is Here, Mainnet Beta Implementations On The Way - Coinjournal
According to a post from three Lightning Network development teams on Medium, a release candidate for version 1.0 of the Lightning Network protocol has been completed, which includes compatibility between three different implementations of this layer-two scaling solution for Bitcoin. Multiple teams working on the Lightning Network first started to work towards the standardization of (BTC )
09:09 AM
Dash Comes to Digital Wallet and Money Transfer Service Uphold - Coinjournal
Cryptocurrency Dash has been integrated into digital wallet and money transfer platform Uphold. Customers of the US-based digital money platform can now buy Dash online or on their mobile device using funds in their Uphold account. Uphold, formerly Bitreserve, is a cloud-based financial services platform that allows users to send, receive and exchange money and
02:55 AM
What Does the Tension Between Bitcoin Developers and Miners Mean for Future Protocol Improvements? - Coinjournal
During a developer panel at the recent Baltic Honeybadger Bitcoin Conference in Latvia, the panelists were asked about the prospects of future changes to the Bitcoin protocol in the context of the perceived contention between the mining and development communities. Due to the politicized nature of the Bitcoin development process, some have wondered whether implementing (BTC )
10:09 AM
Mark Cuban: Bitcoin Futures Approval Will be 'Generally Positive' - Coinjournal
Billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban has said that the approval of the bitcoin futures on major exchanges will be 'generally positive' for the digital currency. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) have both received approval from the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to list bitcoin futures (BTC )
07:09 AM
US SEC Files Charges Against PlexCorps Over Alleged ICO Fraud - Coinjournal
A new division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission focusing on initial coin offerings (ICOs) has filed its first charges against a privately held company called PlexCorps and its top two officials for allegedly defrauding investors. The charges were filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, against Dominic Lacroix and his company PlexCorps,
06:10 AM
This Is Cantor Fitzgerald's 2nd Foray Into Crypto, The First Did Not End Well - Coinjournal
Investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald announced a bitcoin futures program set to launch in 2018. The news puts Cantor Fitzgerald on the long list of traditional money forces putting a bet on bitcoin. But this isn't their first foray into cryptocurrencies. Back in 2015, one of its (now former) highest ranking executives became involved in a (BTC )
10:10 AM
With Ethereum and Bitcoin Reaching All-Time Highs, Hacking Attacks Will Increase - Coinjournal
The market valuation of bitcoin and Ethereum have reached new all-time highs, and investors including billionaire hedge fund legend Mike Novogratz believe the two cryptocurrencies could at least triple in value by the end of 2018. Amidst strong rallies and price surges, hackers often tend to target centralized exchanges and trading platforms to search for (BTC , ETH )
06:09 AM
Malaysia Financial Regulator Unveils Blockchain Pilot Project - Coinjournal
The Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia is exploring the use of distributed ledger technology for the over-the-counter (OTC) market. The pilot project, run through SCs Alliance for Fintech (aFINity) program, aims to examine how blockchain could facilitate unlisted market activity and improve transparency. Traditionally, the unlisted and OTC market space have been opaque due to the (SC )
04:09 AM
PROPS ICO Launches, Can Its Killer App Compete? - Coinjournal
PROPS, created by the company behind the YouNow video streaming platform, has been added to Coinlist.co, an ICO vetting website. The ICO launched yesterday, November 29th. Normally, this writer avoids covering all ICOs, since they tend to be a crapshoot, as evidenced by yet another developer disappearance, this time the Ethereum-based Coinfido. This article is (ETH )
03:09 PM
Ethereum-Based Professional Social Network Indorse Launches MVP - Coinjournal
Indorse, an Ethereum-based professional social network, has launched its minimum viable product (MVP), opening up the beta profile creation platform. As part of the MVP launch, registered users are now able to create a professional profile, import their existing LinkedIn profile onto the platform, and view a skills visualizer to track specialties and accomplishments. Founded (ETH )
06:40 AM
Win A Limited Edition Bitcoin Art Print
To celebrate what has been yet another incredible year in the history of Bitcoin, CoinJournal has partnered with our friends at Bitcoinshirt.co to commission a limited edition A3 art print. Each print is hand numbered (Limited to 100 pieces) and made from 300GSM board with 2 colour variants available. To celebrate the holiday season, weve (BTC )
01:39 PM
Here's What Keeps Bitcoin Developers Up at Night as the Price Hits $10,000 - Coinjournal
The recent Baltic Honeybadger 2017 conference in Riga, Latvia featured an all star panel of Bitcoin developers and security experts on the second day of the event. During this panel, the participants were asked to explain what kinds of possible issues with Bitcoin keep them up at night. In their responses, the panel of Ciphrex (BTC )
12:25 PM
Money Transfer App Abra Launches Bitcoin Multi-Sig Wallet - Coinjournal
Peer-to-peer money transfer app Abra has launched a new Bitcoin-based multi-signature wallet for holding, sending and exchanging between digital assets, starting with ether and 52 conventional currencies as the first supported assets types. The new wallet, currently live for a limited number of users, will be rolled out to all users next week. Founded in (BTC )
11:09 AM
Ireland Craft Beers and Arc-Net Put World's First Beer on the Blockchain - Coinjournal
As one of the oldest beverages that humans have produced, beer drinking is a favourite pastime enjoyed around the world. And now, in a world first, beer aficionados will be able to enjoy a new craft beer that has been placed on the blockchain. Involved with Entrepreneurial Spark, a collaborative hub that provides the opportunity
09:39 AM
20+ Firms Join IOTA Foundation DLT-Powered Data Marketplace Initiative - Coinjournal
More than 20 organizations have joined the IOTA Foundations data marketplace, a new open innovation initiative seeking to create a platform where firms can buy and sell data from sensors and IoT-connected devices. Participants include Deustche Telekom, EWE, Microsoft, Bosch, Tine, PwC, Accenture, Fujitsu, Schneider Electric, Orange and DNV GL. All have deployed sensors that (MIOTA )
06:24 AM
Why The Price Of Ethereum Has Risen by 5,700% During 2017 - Coinjournal
The price of the Ethereum network's native token, Ether has risen by over 5,700 percent in 2017. The market valuation of Ethereum recorded a 64-fold increase from $700 million to $45 billion, officially becoming the best performing cryptocurrency in the market year-to-date. Billionaire hedge fund investor and former Fortress executive Mike Novogratz expressed his optimism (ETH , ZEC )
01:54 PM
Crypto Market Surges Past $300 Billion, Sights Set on JPMorgan Chase - Coinjournal
The rise of the digital currency market is continuing its upward trajectory, with the combined market value setting a new record of over $300 billion during trading Monday. Figures from CoinMarketCap show that the total value reached $305.3 billion at 07:47 UTC on the 27th November. As a result of this rise in value, the (ETH )
01:09 PM
Hyundai to Launch Token Sale for IoT Blockchain Platform Hdac - Coinjournal
Hyundai Pay, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arm of Hyundai, will be holding a joint ICO with Hdac Technology to issue HDAC tokens. Hdac Technology, a company founded earlier this year by Dae-Sun Chung, the grandson of Hyundai Group founder Ju-Yung Chung, is the creator of the Hdac blockchain, an IoT contract and payment platform. Hyundai is
05:24 AM
Roger Ver: 'I Hold the Majority of My Cryptocoin Wealth in Bitcoin Cash' - Coinjournal
On a recent episode of The Crypto Show, longtime Bitcoin angel investor and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver, who has been referred to as Bitcoin Jesus due to his early adoption and advocacy of the technology, shared his thoughts on Bitcoin Cash, which is a cryptocurrency that forked off from the Bitcoin network in August of (BCH , BTC )
02:24 PM
Pilot Program KuvaCash Seeks to Bring Dash to Zimbabwe - Coinjournal
A pilot program funded by the Dash treasury system called KuvaCash seeks to bring the cryptocurrency to Zimbabwe in response to the growing demand for cryptocurrencies and alternative means to store value and make payments. Set to commence in Q2 of 2018, KuvaCash will introduce the first peer-to-peer localized cryptocurrency payment service to allow residents
04:39 AM
Theta Labs Unveils P2P Video Delivery Network Powered by Blockchain - Coinjournal
US-based startup Theta Labs is building a peer-to-peer video delivery network which uses a native blockchain and its own cryptocurrency to reward users who cache and relay video streams to others. By offering a decentralized alternative with an incentive mechanism, Theta Labs says it aims to address the current issues in the video content and
09:54 AM
Orchid Labs Unveils Open Source Protocol to Fight Internet Surveillance and Censorship - Coinjournal
Orchid Labs, a company headquartered in San Francisco, has launched the private alpha version of its blockchain-based Orchid network, which is said to allow users to access the Internet free of censorship, restrictions and surveillance. The Orchid Protocol uses an overlay network built upon the existing Internet, which incentivizes people with unused bandwidth to share
11:24 PM
Narrative Unveils Blockchain-Powered Social Network - Coinjournal
A newly founded startup called Narrative is using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to build a social media platform that rewards creators, moderators and influencers who contribute to the platform, putting revenue in users pocket, not Mark Zuckerbergs. Narrative uses blockchain technology as the basis for its content currency, the NRV token, which will be used (ETH )
06:09 AM
Bitcoin Cash Comes To eToro, Bitstamp - Coinjournal
Bitcoin Cash, an altcoin created from the hard fork that occurred in Augustis gaining steam with an increasing number of trading and exchange platforms, including eToro and Bitstamp, announcing plans to support the cryptocurrency. While cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp is planning on a Bitcoin Cash listing either later this month or in early December, eToro has (BCH , BTC )
06:09 AM
CME CEO: Bitcoin Futures Could Launch in Mid-December - Coinjournal
CME Group chairman and CEO Terry Duffy has said that the planned bitcoin futures contract could launch by mid-December. At the end of October, Duffy revealed that the company had decided to introduce a bitcoin futures due to 'increasing client interest in the evolving cryptocurrency markets,' pending regulatory approval. As the world's largest regulated FX (BTC )
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