Bitcoin

Bitcoin Bad Boys Bummed About Big Bonanza Backfire

3 months ago John Abercrombe Comments Off on Bitcoin Bad Boys Bummed About Big Bonanza Backfire
The SEC has concluded that the price of Bitcoin is too vulnerable to manipulation for it to be certified. “Regulated markets related to the underlying asset provide a ‘necessary deterrent to manipulation,’”the commission wrote in its analysis. “To the extent there is some question as to the degree to which Bitcoin is subject to manipulation… regulated Read More

US CIA Agency has ‘Intelligence’ removed from its name

3 months ago John Abercrombe Comments Off on US CIA Agency has ‘Intelligence’ removed from its name
Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized “zero day” exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA.  The archive appears to Read More

Dip Your Toes In New Unlimited Mining Pool

3 months ago John Abercrombe Comments Off on Dip Your Toes In New Unlimited Mining Pool
This past September Bitcoin.com started mining with its very own pool and mined its first block, 430757, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The following month our mining pool steadily increased its hashrate capturing 1 percent of the global network in October. Since then the pool’s computational power has increased, currently running at 80 Ph/s and Read More

Bitcoin Launches Past $800 USD

5 months ago John Abercrombe Comments Off on Bitcoin Launches Past $800 USD
Bitcoin prices have risen above $800 for the first time since February 2014, setting a fresh 34-month high. The digital currency’s price reached a high of $800.46, according to data from the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). The move followed a month of progressive price gains, beginning the period at around $742, and caps Read More

Peer-Reviewed Blockchain Research

5 months ago John Abercrombe Comments Off on Peer-Reviewed Blockchain Research
The first issue of academic journal ‘Ledger’ has been published. The issue includes 10 peer-reviewed papers ranging from probabilistic analysis of the NXT “forging algorithm”, questions of governance in blockchain and theories of social contracts. The publication was formally launched last year to encourage greater academic involvement in the cryptocurrency industry by giving scholars a platform Read More

IBM steals Bitcoin IP

6 months ago John Abercrombe Comments Off on IBM steals Bitcoin IP
Indian business conglomerate Mahindra Group is working with IBM to develop blockchain-based supply chain applications. ate Mahindra Group is working with IBM to develop blockchain-based supply chain applications. Announced today, the partnership sees the two firms working on a prototype tool for tracking supply chain transactions via blockchain. Mahindra, a major business group in India, Read More

Gemini Adds API for Robot Traders

6 months ago John Abercrombe Comments Off on Gemini Adds API for Robot Traders
Revealed today, Gemini users are now able to connect to the New York-based bitcoin and ether exchange via a REST API, WebSockets API and a FIX API, upgrades that bring more widely used electronic communications protocols to the platform. In statements, representatives from Gemini said that the updates would make private order status information more Read More

ASX Considers Making An Actual Decision Very Soon

7 months ago John Abercrombe Comments Off on ASX Considers Making An Actual Decision Very Soon
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) says it intends to decide on whether it will migrate to a blockchain-based settlement system by the end of 2017. The comments stem from a new address to shareholders from ASX chairman Rick Holliday-Smith today, in which he provided an update on its bid to evaluate whether the technology will Read More