Wednesday, April 26, 2017

b) Bitcoin

The latest bitcoin market news.

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches New Fiat Funding Options

Digital currency exchange Kraken is adding support for wire transfers denominated in US dollars and other government-issued currencies. The company disclosed the update in an email to customers this morning. In addition...

German Finance Watchdog Shutters OneCoin Payment Processor

Germany's top finance regulator has moved to shut down a payment processor tied to to the OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme, a digital currency service that has faced widespread allegations of fraud. The Federal...

Primavera de Filippi on Blockchain and the Quest to Decentralize Society

"I went into the blockchain and I never left." Harvard researcher Primavera De Filippi is perhaps most well-known for blockchain ideas that sound as if they come straight out of a sci-fi novel....

Miami 2014: The Last Days of Bitcoin's Wild West

Bruce Fenton is managing director of wealth management firm Atlantic Financial, a board member of the Bitcoin Foundation and host of the annual industry event Satoshi Roundtable. In this entry in CoinDesk's...

Japan's Government Develops Method for Assessing Blockchains

In light of the hype and lack of clarity surrounding blockchain, one of Japan's government ministries has developed a methodology for evaluating projects in the industry. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published details...

How Blockchain Could End Travel Industry Pain Points

Trond Vidar Bjorøy heads new product development and implementation for Nordic markets at travel management firm ATPI. In this opinion piece, Vidar Bjorøy argues that blockchain can eliminate a number of pain points...

Traders Raise Concern as Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Halts Deposits

An announcement by one of the world's largest bitcoin exchanges has stoked fears another Mt Gox-style meltdown may be brewing. The largest bitcoin exchange by US dollar volume in recent weeks, Bitfinex revealed...

Goldman Sachs Managing Director Joins Blockchain Startup Chain

Blockchain startup Chain has named a Goldman Sachs managing director as its new president. Tom Jessop is joining the firm after serving as Goldman's managing director for business technology development since January...

India's Bitcoin Startups Speak Out As Government Debates New Rules

A group of local bitcoin and blockchain businesses has a message for India’s government: hear us out. Last week, India revealed that it has convened a special committee that will develop and...

Ethereum Developers Eye Proof-of-Stake Shift with New Geth Update

The team behind ethereum’s most popular user client have released a new update that includes support for alternative consensus systems. Late last week, the developers behind Geth unveiled version 1.6, featuring support...

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