Friday, March 31, 2017

b) Bitcoin

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Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in Banking

Japanese banking giant Mizuho Financial Group is nearing completion of a pilot project that utilizes the bitcoin blockchain for securities transfer. First announced last year as a proof-of-concept (PoC) built with bitcoin's open asset protocol,...

Wien Energie is Gearing Up for a Large-Scale Blockchain Rollout

Wien Energie, the largest energy supplier in Austria, is getting serious about blockchain as part of its developing business strategy. In interview with CoinDesk, the firm's CEO, Michael Strebl and managing director, Peter Gönitzer,...

How to Explore Blockchain

Arno Laeven is a strategy and innovation consultant at Laeven Consult, and the former blockchain lead for global healthcare giant Philips. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Laeven offers his advice for organisations...

'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready

A world without gambling scams – that's just the latest big idea being tested on the ethereum blockchain. While much of the news lately has been on the platform's increasing enterprise use,...

Follow the Leader: Analyzing Cryptocurrency Price Correlations

Is there a correlation between the price movements of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and crypto assets? The answer to that question varies quite a bit based on which asset – and which...

This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT

Strong claims need strong proof, so when the founders of NeuroMesh described their bitcoin-based product as an "unhackable botnet", there were a lot of questions to be asked. Still, the claim has already been backed...

Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin

Willy Woo is an entrepreneur, investor, trader and cryptocurrency enthusiast. In this guest piece, Woo weighs in on the block size, analyzing the charts to offer a novel take on bitcoin's big...

A Winklevoss ETF Reboot? Analysts See Uphill Battle Ahead

A decision by a major exchange to fight the SEC rejection of a proposed bitcoin ETF has little chance of success, according to analysts polled by CoinDesk. Bats BZX Exchange, one of the largest...

Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1,000

Bitcoin prices fell below $1,000 this morning as support for the digital currency waned. Prices had hit a low of $969.35 by the time of reporting, having started the session at an average of $1,029.95, CoinDesk Bitcoin...

Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight Against Food Fraud

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has teamed up with PwC to develop a system to reduce food fraud using blockchain tech. The Alibaba Australia project, which also includes AusPost and nutritional supplement maker Blackmores...

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