The startup that oversees development of the world's third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on which it operates. Announced Wednesday, San Francisco-based startup Ripple is releasing two new white papers for peer review - one describing XRP's consensus algorithm in a more formal way and...
Proposed protections for cryptocurrency node operators are moving ahead in Arizona's legislature, public records show. House Bill 2602, which was filed on Feb. 6 by Representative Jeff Weninger (R.-17), passed the Arizona House of Representatives on Feb. 20 with 55 votes out of a possible 60. The measure will...
Blockchain software startup R3, trade finance tech provider TradeIX and a group of major banks have moved their Marco Polo trade finance platform to the pilot stage. The news follows on from what the firms call in a press release a "successful" proof-of-concept that commenced last September in partnership...
A system error at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange saw a user attempt to make off with a huge amount of bitcoin, according to reports. The Zaif exchange, operated by Osaka-based Tech Bureau Corp., saw the brief glitch last week which enabled traders to make crypto purchases for free, according...
With bitcoin above $11,000, the market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is gyrating around the $500 billion mark - and possibly building a base for a step higher. As of writing, the total value of all cryptocurrencies around $480 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. The figure has risen by 43.20 percent...
Some envision an apocalyptic battle between cryptocurrencies and regulators, others foresee blockchain innovations becoming too powerful to be tamed. But Ryan Selkis, widely known by his Twitter moniker TwoBitIdiot, isn't devoted to either one of these futures. The founder of Messari, a nascent crypto version of CrunchBase, is more measured -...
Bitcoin (BTC) has recovered 38 percent of an overnight sell-off and remains on track to test the long-term inflection point above $12,000, technical charts indicate. The cryptocurrency ran into offers above $11,700 yesterday, according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) and fell to $10,691.43 at 04:29 UTC. As...
Even as Russia stands accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, its national capital is taking a leadership role in making democracy more transparent. Using an existing program called Active Citizen, the city of Moscow has been allowing residents to cast votes for measures ranging from the...
Gibraltar may be moving to regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs), but officials say it will be up to the market to determine what a "good" token sale looks like. The U.K. overseas territory announced that it was drafting ICO regulation earlier this month, which will include the implementation of...
Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month.The bill on electronic records would advance blockchain use for smart contracts and electronic signatures in the state.  Assembly-member Ian Calderon (D-Calif.), the maiden millennial elected to the state’s legislature at 27 years old (he’s now in...