London Workshop Explores Blockchain Identity in Finance

London Workshop Explores Blockchain Identity in Finance

The Identity & KYC conference in London hosted a workshop on using blockchain technology to improve know-your-customer processes earlier this week. Led by blockchain compliance consultant Siân Jones, the workshop… Read more »

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Bitcoin Prices Break $500 Barrier to Hit 20-Month High

Bitcoin Prices Break $500 Barrier to Hit 20-Month High

Bitcoin prices broke through $500 on 28th May, building on the previous day’s momentum to reach a level not seen since August of 2014. The sharp increase notably helped extend the… Read more »

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A Framework for Identity

A Framework for Identity

Dan Elitzer is a member of the IDEO coLAB, a shared platform to discover and act on the potential of new technologies, with current focuses on blockchain, digital identity, and IoT. In this… Read more »

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A Right to Exist: Using Technology to Create Better ID Systems

A Right to Exist: Using Technology to Create Better ID Systems

Steven Malby is head of the Law Development Section of the Rule of Law Division for the Commonwealth Secretariat, the executive arm of the Commonwealth of Nations intergovernmental organisation. In… Read more »

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Was Ether's Loss Bitcoin's Gain? Traders Wonder After Wild Week

Was Ether's Loss Bitcoin's Gain? Traders Wonder After Wild Week

The price of bitcoin appreciated nearly 4% for the week ending 27th May, but the figure is perhaps not indicative of the wild trading action the market saw during the period. Such movements came… Read more »

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Kraken to Add DAO Trading as Critics Call for ‘Moratorium’

Kraken to Add DAO Trading as Critics Call for ‘Moratorium’

Just over two weeks after Ethereum-powered The DAO sparked global headlines, San Francisco-based digital currency exchange operator Kraken has announced it will offer trading pairs for tokens representing voting rights in… Read more »

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Bitcoin Mining Firm KnCMiner Declares Bankruptcy

Bitcoin Mining Firm KnCMiner Declares Bankruptcy

Sweden-based bitcoin mining firm KnCMiner, a startup that has raised $29m in venture funding from investors including Accel and Creandum, has declared bankruptcy. Once one of the industry’s fastest-growing mining firms, the bankruptcy… Read more »

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Bitcoin Price Hits Six-Month High Amid 5% Surge

Bitcoin Price Hits Six-Month High Amid 5% Surge

Bitcoin prices surged more than 5% in the early hours of 27th May, a more than six-month high that saw the digital currency breaking out of the relative calm it… Read more »

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US Congress Reps Receive Blockchain Briefing at Capitol Hill Event

US Congress Reps Receive Blockchain Briefing at Capitol Hill Event

More than 15 members of Congress met with representatives of the blockchain technology industry this week as part of a roundtable organized by advocacy group the Chamber of Digital Commerce…. Read more »

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Lawyers Be DAMNed: Andreas Antonopoulos Takes Aim at Arbitration With DAO Proposal

Lawyers Be DAMNed: Andreas Antonopoulos Takes Aim at Arbitration With DAO Proposal

Currently under review by The DAO, the distributed autonomous organization that has raised over $150m worth of the cryptocurrency ether to date, is a proposal by one of the most recognizable… Read more »

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