Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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'Lack of Interest': Freelance Market Fiverr Drops Bitcoin Payments

Freelancer marketplace Fiverr has discontinued bitcoin payments, citing a lack of interest. The marketplace made headlines in early 2014 when it partnered with Coinbase. At the time, the company said that it...

Bitcoin Devs Are Feeling More Optimistic About MimbleWimble

Work is advancing on a highly anticipated bitcoin project originally proposed by an anonymous cryptographer going under the French name of Harry Potter's nemesis. Named after one of the book series' spells, MimbleWimble has quickly became one...

Montréal Bitcoin ATM Stolen in Late-Night Robbery

The late-night robbery of a Montreal grocery store last night resulted in the apparent theft of an on-site bitcoin ATM. According to information provided to CoinDesk, the Euromarché grocery store on Rue...

Nasdaq Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’

Exchange operator Nasdaq has released its conclusions about a blockchain e-voting trial it conducted in Estonia last year. A new Nasdaq report, published today, details the project, which it unveiled in February 2016. At the time, the company's officials...

Bitcoin Options Firm LedgerX Crosses Key Launch Hurdle

The wait is almost over for LedgerX, a New York-based bitcoin swaps startup with a board boasting a who's who of financial sector bigwigs. After two years of building, the firm that...

Deloitte Officially Opens Dublin Blockchain Lab

Deloitte has officially opened its Dublin-based blockchain lab. Announced in May, the EMEA Financial Services Blockchain Lab is based in Dublin’s so-called "Silicon Docks" neighborhood, a hub for startups and companies in...

China's Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading in Market Shake-Up

JChina's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchange businesses are taking new steps to "curb speculation" and "prevent volatility" in the nascent digital currency market. Announced this weekend, BTCC, Huobi and OKCoin – the country's...

Why a New Small Business Blockchain is Actually a Big Deal

Efforts to apply blockchain in the supply chain took an interesting turn last week. I'm speaking, of course, about a piece of news that at first seemed pretty ordinary: a group of European banks...

Blockchain Wallets Are Coming (Maybe Soon) to a Car Near You

An ethereum wallet for every car? It's no secret cars have become more connected, but a new concept from a trio of big-name institutions is taking today's futuristic ideas further with a...

Blockchain for Journalism: How a Big Funding Idea is Starting Small

Journalism funding is in crisis. As the industry shifts to digital and its meagre click-based ad revenues, something in the model needs to change if quality news sources are to survive. Alternatives...

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