Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Wyre’s WeChat and Facebook Bot Authenticates Invoices on Ethereum

US blockchain payments firm Wyre has launched a new bot for Facebook Messenger and WeChat that authenticates invoices through a public blockchain. In WeChat or Messenger, a supplier sends the transaction details...

Consensus 2017 Day 2 Recap: Finding Blockchain's Common Ground

Can regulators and the entrepreneurs who want to use blockchain to upend the markets and sectors they work in find common ground? The panels of the second day of Consensus 2017, in part, iterated...

Bitcoin Miner Canaan Acquires Blockchain Notary Service

Bitcoin mining hardware firm Canaan has acquired document timestamping service Proof of Existence. Founded in 2013 by Manuel Araoz and Esteban Ordano, the service lets users verify the existence of documents by linking them...

'Spiritual Experience': Hot, Wild Ethereum Summit is Sign of the Times

Sweltering, crowded, and filled to capacity. If there were a sign that blockchain may be overhyped, or that the industry is in the midst of a massive bubble, the Ethereal Summit may...

Bitcoin's Price Climbs But Falls Short in Bid to Top $2,000

Bitcoin prices came within striking distance of $2,000 today, falling short by about $50, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). The price of bitcoin rose to as much as $1,955.92 during...

Russia's Largest Exchange is Using Blockchain to Lure Global Investors

As Russia slowly emerges from a lengthy recession in the wake of collapsing energy prices, the Moscow Stock Exchange may have discovered a secret weapon in recruiting international investors – blockchain. In...

Where is Gavin Andresen? The Quiet Exile of Bitcoin's Former Face

You could almost see a baffled 'WTF' come across Eric Lombrozo’s face as he watched Gavin Andresen at CoinDesk's Consensus 2016 conference. The man many people saw as the leader of the bitcoin...

SegWit Activation Complete, Litecoin Charts a Course for the Future

Riding on a wave of recent successes, the Litecoin Foundation in combination with Litecoin Core, has released a new litecoin roadmap that outlines plans for the next 12 months – and beyond. The roadmap...

Bitcoin is Just $100 Away From Doubling its Price in 2017

The price of bitcoin has hit a new high on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), reaching an $1,902 average across global exchanges. While one in a string of new all-time highs...

Cryptocurrency Market Cap Tops $60 Billion to Hit All-Time High

The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies reached an all-time high today, passing $60bn as the innovative assets continued to draw robust inflows. This figure reached $63.6bn at one point during the day's...

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