Friday, March 31, 2017

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More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Platform

Dutch bank ING is winding down work on more than 20 blockchain applications, and that’s a good thing, according to one of the bank’s directors of innovation. That’s because what remains from...

With Ethereum 'Ice Age' Incoming, Momentum Builds for Miner Pay Cut

A vote currently taking place on ethereum's mining rewards has motivated a big response from its community, despite the fact that its results are non-binding. Described simply as a 'show of preference' by...

Chinese Lender CreditEase Launches Blockchain Supply Chain Service

One of China's largest peer-to-peer lending services has launched a private blockchain service based on ethereum. Sina Tech reported today that CreditEase (known as Yixin in China) debuted the service at its...

War of the Words: Who's Said What About a Bitcoin Fork?

Bitcoin is abuzz with chatter about the prospects of a possible network split, a development that could drive the emergence of two separate blockchains. Speculation has grown in recent weeks that miners and users...

Bitcoin Rebounds From Two-Month Low to Top $1,000

After falling to their lowest level in more than two months this weekend, bitcoin prices breached $1,000 again today. Overall, the digital currency rose as much as 7.5% during the session, climbing...

BitOasis Expands Credit Card Bitcoin Buying to 5 New Countries

BitOasis has announced it will expand a credit card buying option to additional countries in the Middle East. In a move that follows its unveiling of an 'instant buy' option for UAE...

Beijing City Regulator Calls For Blockchain Standards

An official with Beijing's municipal government is calling for the country to adopt a "standard" approach to blockchain development. According to a speech published by Sina Finance, Huo Xuewen, secretary of Beijing's Municipal Bureau of Finance...

European Commission Proposes Blockchain RegTech Pilot

The executive branch of the European Union wants to create a blockchain proof-of-concept focused on regulation. According to a draft communication from the European Commission addressed to parties including the European Parliament and...

A Short Guide to Bitcoin Forks

If you have been paying attention to bitcoin at all lately, you may have noticed a lot of talk going on about 'forks'. Not like the kind you would find on a...

IBM vs Microsoft: Two Tech Giants, Two Blockchain Visions

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk's product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every...

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