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Blockchain Has 'Staggering' Possibilities, Pres. Bill Clinton Tells Ripple Conference...
Ten years ago this month, pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto published the whitepaper for a new piece of technology that sought to upend the global financial system: "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System." There's perhaps no cle
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-02 14:41 UTC
Ripple’s xRapid goes live with partnering with three firms...
Cuallix, MercuryFX and Catalyst Corporate Federal credit union are the initial firms using Ripples xRapid product to handle international transactions
By dianadsouza on 2018-10-02 12:28 UTC
London Block Exchange Launching LBXPEG stablecoin backed by Pound...
LBXPeg is another stablecoin but the first to be pegged to the Great Britain Pound. LBXPeg was founded by The London Block Exchange (LBX), an OTC trading service.
By dianadsouza on 2018-10-02 11:47 UTC
Ripple's cryptocurrency product goes live for the first time with three financial firms...
Ripple said that xRapid, which uses the cryptocurrency XRP to carry out international transactions, is now commercially available.
By ceres on 2018-10-02 04:48 UTC
Thailand Siam Commercial Bank SCB To Use Multi-hop on RippleNet...
The first bank in Thailand "Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)" will now be the first financial institution on RippleNet to explore a key feature called multi-hop,
By dianadsouza on 2018-10-01 10:55 UTC
Cryptocurrency exchange claimed it was 'practically impossible' to hack. It was hacked....
I guess we shouldn't be all that surprised. But still, they did say it would be practically impossible. The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Zaif suffered a major hack last week. It issued a statement on Thursday stating that approximately $59 mill
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-21 23:00 UTC
Ripple to launch payment service, XRP price surges 74%...
Ripple has major institutions and companies — including MoneyGram, Western Union, Mercury FX and Cambridge Global Payments — testing xRapid, which could use the XRP token.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-21 15:42 UTC
Japanese bitcoin exchange is robbed of $60 million worth of cryptocurrency...
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has been robbed of $60 million worth of digital coins, its parent company Tech Bureau announced today. Zaif was hacked on September 14th during a two-hour time frame. Three days later, it uncovered server problems and
By ceres on 2018-09-20 18:48 UTC
Fannie Mae legal counsel Brooks joins largest cryptocurrency exchange...
Coinbase's Armstrong said Brooks was recruited for his experience in dealing with the government.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-19 21:35 UTC
New York state approves two dollar-based cryptocurrencies...
Today, New York approved the first digital currencies that are tied to the US dollar, called "stablecoins." These cryptocurrencies avoid the price volatility of their brethren by being pegged to stable assets. The digital currencies in question, f
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-10 19:08 UTC
Ethereum Falls to $185: What's Causing ETH to Drop Harder Than Other Cryptos?...
Earlier today, on September 9, the price of ETH, the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum, fell to its yearly low at $185. While ETH has rebounded above the $200 mark after an unforeseen recovery of Bitcoin from $6,190 to $6,450, since July, ETH has seen a s
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-10 07:55 UTC
Bitcoin Price Stable at $6,300 But Crypto Market en Route to 2018 Low...
On September 10, Bitcoin experienced an unforeseen spike in its price, rising from $6,190 to $6,450. Yet, the rest of the market has struggled to recover, demonstrating slow movements. On August 15, the cryptocurrency market reached its lowest point in th
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-10 07:54 UTC
Cryptocurrency Market Cap Drops $17 Billion in Bearish Correction...
A widespread bearish correction across the cryptocurrency market ledto losses worth more than $17 billion.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-06 01:33 UTC
Goldman Sachs Is Reportedly Backing Off Plans for a Bitcoin Trading Desk...
The investment bank thinks the regulatory landscape for trading bitcoin remains uncertain.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-06 01:30 UTC
NASAA launches an investigation into over 200 allegedly fraudulent ICOs...
The days of the pump and dump ICO may be numbered: the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is on the warpath, taking action against potentially dodgy cryptocurrency schemes. In an announcement made yesterday, NASAA revealed it has
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-29 16:46 UTC
Bitcoin fanatics are storing their cryptocurrency passwords in DNA...
Why save cryptocurrency passwords on a hard drive when you can store it in DNA?
By aphrodite on 2018-08-29 03:43 UTC
Ripple Claims Its Premined Supply of XRP Is 'More Decentralized' Than Bitcoin...
David Schwartz, the CTO of Ripple Inc., writes on the company’s website that the setup of XRP’s “validators,” which do not utilize “mining,” make the ledger more resistant to bad actors than Bitcoin’s.

As of today, four mining groups currently control 58 percent of the Bitcoin network and three

By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-25 16:01 UTC
SEC Rejects 9 Bitcoin ETF Proposals...
The SEC has issued rejections to bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals from ProShares, GraniteShares and Direxion.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-24 00:49 UTC
News Portal Bitcoinnews.com Goes Live with 1,000,000 Views per Month Already...
This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Across different civilizations and centuries, every culture has made use of some f
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-24 00:47 UTC
Joe Rogan Discusses Ethereum-Based Twitter, in Light of Alex Jones...
On the Joe Rogan podcast (JRE podcast), American singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings and Joe Rogan discussed Ethereum-based Twitter alternative Peepeth, which allows anyone to release permanent tweets embedded into the blockchain, without censorship. Throu
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-24 00:38 UTC
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