Month: April 2017

Fermat Launches Internet of People Consortium to Boost Research, Pilot Projects

Fermat, a collaborative, open-source technology project, has announced the launch of the Internet of People (IoP) Consortium, an initiative aimed at boosting academic research and encourage university-led pilot projects related to the “person-to-person economy.” The IoP is meant to allow people to hold direct control and ownership of their data and digital footprint. The project …

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Ethereum Platform Aragon to Power “Next-Gen Decentralized Organizations”

Built on Ethereum, Aragon is a decentralized management platform specifically developed to disintermediate the creation and maintenance of companies, NGOs, foundations and other organizations all around the world. Co-founders Luis Cuende and Jorge Izquierdo said that the company aims to support the “next generation of organizations” and be the backbone of “the new decentralized economy.” …

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ConsenSys-Incubated Gnosis Announces Ethereum Prediction Market

Gnosis, the first project founded within the Consensus Systems (ConsenSys) Ethereum development studio, has announced its decentralized platform for prediction markets. Built on Ethereum, Gnosis provides an open platform for anyone to predict the outcome of any event. It also enables the creation and customization of any prediction market using crowdsourced wisdom from individuals across …

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Antonopoulos: Bitcoin is Inherently Resistant to Contentious Hard Forks

The possibility of a split of the Bitcoin network into two incompatible currency networks is worrying some bitcoin holders, but Mastering Bitcoin author Andreas Antonopoulos thinks such a scenario is “extremely unlikely” to play out. In his view, Bitcoin is inherently resistant against contentious hard forks. During an appearance on a panel at Blockchain Africa …

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Digital Currency Exchange Kraken Adds Support for Dash Trading

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Kraken has announced support for Dash, the fifth most valuable digital currency with a market capitalization of US$479 million. Dash, one of the fastest growing peer-to-peer networks, is now available on the Kraken platform for trading against USD, BTC and EUR, with margin trading “possibly coming soon.” The price of Dash and …

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UK Royal Mint Begins Live Testing of Blockchain Gold Trading Platform

The UK’s Royal Mint and CME Group have begun live testing the Royal Mint Gold (RMG), a blockchain-backed digital gold product aimed at providing a new alternative way to trade physical gold that is cost-effective, convenient and assured. The CME electronic platform for RMG, powered by AlphaPoint, is being tested with institutional traders. It represents …

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The Videos That GBminers Founder Amit Bhardwaj Didn’t Want You To See

As previously reported, the Founder of India-based Bitcoin mining pool GBMiners is running a Ponzi scheme. Video evidence showing Amit Bhardwaj touting Gainbitcoin as an investment was removed from Youtube, however not before we could back up the videos. After adding them to our Youtube channel we quickly received a takedown notice, but so as not …

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Bitcoin Mining Pool GBMiners Loses Software Vendor Over Connection to Ponzi Scheme

Earlier this year, a connection between the relatively new bitcoin mining pool GBMiners and India-based, bitcoin-focused Ponzi scheme GainBitcoin was discovered by CoinJournal. The fallout from this discovery has now led to GBMiners’s software vendor, Darwin Labs, ending their relationship with the bitcoin mining pool. Back when the connection between GBMiners and GainBitcoin was first …

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Bitmain’s Israeli R&D Center Launches Bitcoin Mining Pool ConnectBTC

Bitmaintech Israel, Bitmain’s first R&D center outside of China, has launched to the public ConnectBTC, a new Bitcoin mining pool. The latest product of Bitmaintech Israel’s lab, ConnectBTC aims to become “the new home for miners.” Image via Facebook ConnectBTC operates under a robust infrastructure and employs the latest cutting-edge technologies to allow members to …

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Banks Unite Around Ripple to Launch Blockchain-Based Cross-Border Wiring Service

MUFG and six other international banks plan to launch next year a cross-border wiring services that leverages blockchain technology. The solution promises to be faster and much lower-cost, according to a report by Nikkei Asia Review. MUFG will initially offer the service to individuals in early 2018 but will expand to corporate clients. MUFG’s banking …

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