Month: January 2017

Microsoft and Tierion Collaborate on New Blockchain-Based Attestation and Data Platform

Microsoft and Tierion have announced a collaboration to develop a new service that would link data to the blockchain to prove integrity and existence. The solution would generate, manage and validate data, creating an immutable audit trail of business processes. The collaboration is part of Microsoft’s broader decentralized identity initiative, which seeks to give people …

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Bitcoin Has Many Fans at Amazon According to Purse CEO Andrew Lee

Purse is a platform that allows users to get a discount on their Amazon purchases by matching bitcoin holders with those who have a balance on the ecommerce platform. In a recent interview with Bitcoin Uncensored’s Chris DeRose, Purse CEO Andrew Lee discussed Purse’s relationship with Amazon. Specifically, Lee talked about whether Amazon could or …

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Matchpool Bids on Blockchain to Disrupt Multi-Billion Dollar Online Dating Market

Matchpool has announced plans to launch a new service that leverages blockchain technology to disrupt the multi-billion dollar online dating industry. Matchpool UX Demo, Jan. 2017, via YouTube A mix between Tinder and Meetup, Matchpool will allow individuals to create “pools” based on particular interests. These pools aim to facilitate connections among friends and niche …

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Accenture: Blockchain to Reduce Banks’ Infrastructure Costs by 30%

Blockchain technology can help investment banks cut costs and deliver savings of more than 30% across the middle and back office, translating to an economy of US$8 billion to US$12 billion annually, according to a joint analysis by Accenture and operations-benchmarking leader McLagan. This is one of the findings of the report “Banking on Blockchain: …

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The Founder of India-Based Bitcoin Mining Pool GBMiners is Running a Ponzi Scheme

Update: This post has been updated with a response from Amit Bhardwaj GBMiners has made headlines in various media outlets lately due to the bitcoin mining pool accounting for roughly 3 percent of the network hashrate and supporting Bitcoin Unlimited; however, there is a connection between GBMiners and Gainbitcoin, which is a cloud mining operation that …

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Singapore’s Status Wants to Bring Ethereum to Every Mobile Device

Aimed at bringing Ethereum to mobile devices, Singapore-based Status Holdings Pte. Ltd. has released the alpha version of its client for Android and iOS devices, which combines functionalities of a chat app and a browser for decentralized applications (DApps). An open source project, Status utilizes messaging as a platform, upon which Ethereum decentralized applications developers …

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Report Estimates There are More Than 10 Million Bitcoin Holders Worldwide

A joint report from ARK Invest and Coinbase estimates that more than 10 million people around the world hold a material amount of bitcoin. The estimated number of bitcoin users worldwide is based on Coinbase user activity when applied to the overall Bitcoin community. In addition to the estimate on bitcoin holders, the report, which was …

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Bitstamp to Offer XRP Trading; Ripple Strikes Partnership with Axis Bank

Ripple is beginning the year 2017 with exciting news: the launch of XRP trading on Bitstamp, and a partnership with India’s Axis Bank for blockchain-powered cross-border remittances. XRP trading will be available on Bitstamp from January 17, 2017, with two new trading pairs to be added to the exchange’s roster: XRP/USD and XRP/EUR. Bitstamp said …

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3 Teams Receive Funding from $1.2 Million Bitcoin Development Grant, More Funds Incoming

Late last year, a letter was posted on BitcoinDevelopmentGrant.com that announced a $1.2 million grant fund for those working on Bitcoin protocol development. Attached to the letter were five principles agreed to by the signers, which included a wide range of individuals from Bitcoin Core contributor Luke Dashjr to Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. Outside of …

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