Evolution of Kadena, the First Real Private Blockchain

Evolution of Kadena, the First Real Private Blockchain

George Samman is a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultant and advisor who recently co-authored a seminal report on blockchain architecture with KPMG. Here, Samman explains how the consensus algorithm achieved by Raft… Read more »

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Illinois Seeks 'Light Touch' Blockchain Regulation With New Roadmap

Illinois Seeks 'Light Touch' Blockchain Regulation With New Roadmap

On 1st December, the state of Illinois took its first step in its ambitious multi-agency plan to guide the integration of blockchain technology into government operations. The Illinois Department of… Read more »

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What the IRS Summons Will Mean for Coinbase Users

What the IRS Summons Will Mean for Coinbase Users

US-based Daniel Winters, M.S. Taxation, is the owner of Global Tax Accountants and a specialist in bitcoin and cryptocurrency taxation. Winters has written a course for CPAs about bitcoin and taxes, and… Read more »

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Bitcoin Prices Surge Past $770 But Fall Just Short of 2016 High

Bitcoin Prices Surge Past $770 But Fall Just Short of 2016 High

Bitcoin prices neared $780 during the week through 2nd December, coming within 1% of the 2016 high of $781.31 reached in June. The digital currency rose to a high of… Read more »

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South Korea and Indonesia are Considering Fintech Collaboration

South Korea and Indonesia are Considering Fintech Collaboration

Indonesia and South Korea are thinking about joining forces in an attempt to boost the FinTech industry to help the burgeoning sector in both countries, reports The Jakarta Post. Last… Read more »

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Ether Prices Plunge To 7-Month Low

Ether Prices Plunge To 7-Month Low

Source: Poloniex Ether (ETH) prices struck a seven-month low on 2nd December, extending the losses suffered earlier in the week. ETH fell to as little as $7.60 at 15:55 UTC,… Read more »

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Bitcoin Loan Platform BitLendingClub to Shut Down

Bitcoin Loan Platform BitLendingClub to Shut Down

Peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform BitLendingClub has announced that it is shutting down next year. First detailed in an email to users and later a blog post on its website, BitLendingClub said… Read more »

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EtherCamp Hackathon Enters Voting Phase

EtherCamp Hackathon Enters Voting Phase

The second annual EtherCamp hackaton has entered its voting phase. Judges will decide the winners of the $50,000 prize. Spectators can also participate by voting with tokens for which project… Read more »

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Coders Named After Harry Potter Characters Join Bitcoin’s 'Mimblewimble'

Coders Named After Harry Potter Characters Join Bitcoin’s 'Mimblewimble'

One of bitcoin’s more forward-looking projects has attracted a group of developers who are using some obscure names from the Harry Potter book series. Bearing the names of the book series’… Read more »

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Smart Contracts Startup Hires Cryptographer Lisa Yin

Smart Contracts Startup Hires Cryptographer Lisa Yin

Smart contracts startup Symbiont has hired a cryptographer best known for her work in detailing how to break the SHA-1 hashing algorithm as its new chief security officer. Dr. Lisa Yin, who will… Read more »

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