Month: October 2016

TumbleBit Part 1: How Does This Bitcoin Privacy Proposal Compare to Monero and Zcash?

TumbleBit is one of the latest developments in the land of Bitcoin privacy proposals, and it’s gaining a large amount of attention from those who understand the importance of fungibility in digital cash systems. This privacy enhancement essentially allows a user to send transactions through a tumbler without the possibility of having their funds stolen …

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Jaxx Blockchain Wallet Announces Plan to Integrate Zcash

Decentral, the creators of popular cryptocurrency wallet Jaxx have announced that they plan to integrate Zcash into their software within days of Zcash’s genesis block being mined on October 28th. Founded by Zooko Wilcox who previously worked on Digicash and PGP, Zcash is pitched as an anonymous bitcoin alternative which boasts improved privacy by giving users the ability to …

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Blockchain: Money Comes To London

Next month, London will play host to Blockchain: Money, a new financial technology conference which will bring together industry leaders from the fintech space. The stellar lineup of speakers which includes world-famous technologist and CEO of MGT Capital Investments, John McAfee, Bloq Co-Founder and Bitcoin Core Developer Jeff Garzik and Dan Morehead, CEO at Pantera Capital will share actionable …

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Bitcoin Conference, laBITconf Returns to Buenos Aires

laBITconf will return in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 04 and 05, 2016 to discuss cryptocurrency, its potential, challenges and opportunities. The event will bring together over 60 industry leaders including Andreas Antonopoulos, Peter Todd, Anthony Di Iorio, Erik Voorhees, Trace Mayer, Sergio Lerner, IBM, Microsoft, and representatives of five of the largest mining companies, …

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Decentralized Crowdfunding Platform Fundonomy Set to Launch in Alpha in Mid-October

A new decentralized funding and reputation platform called Fundonomy is set to launch in public alpha in the coming weeks. The new service will allow users to launch project funding campaigns on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain, with no technical experience required. According to Dr. Avtar Sehra, one of the project leaders, the aim was …

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Nathaniel Popper On TechCrunch’s Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Known for their coverage of disruptive technology, Techcrunch have this week released the initial episodes of their first series on Bitcoin and blockchain technology, “Truth Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain” which will feature investors, government officials, and well-known authorities in the space reflecting on the emergence of Bitcoin and examining what’s next for the industry. …

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Blockchain Data Management Startup Factom Raises US$4.2M Series A

Factom, a blockchain technology startup specializing in data management and storage, has raised US$4.2 million in a Series A funding round led by Tim Draper of Draper Associates. Other participants in the round include Fenbushi Corporation from China, Plug and Play, BnkToTheFuture, Propertyinfo Corporation, Star Vista Capital, LLC, CashBUS, as well as angel investors Kevin …

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50+ Attorneys Join New Digital Currency and Blockchain Tech Defense Coalition

Over 50 attorneys and academics have joined a new defense coalition focusing on digital currency and distributed ledger legal. The alliance, called the Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition (DCLDC), was founded to protect individual constitutional rights and civil liberties of innovators experimenting with new blockchain technologies, and “help foster innovation in these technologies so …

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