You can't have your cake and eat it too, the old saying goes. In the cryptocurrency space, the big question is whether you can have decentralization and scale it too. The struggle between these two goals has become more noticeable as a rush of new enthusiasts have entered the...
Blockchain startup BlockCypher has partnered with a U.S. Department of Energy lab to develop solutions allowing energy transactions to be settled across multiple blockchains. The energy agency's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and BlockCypher first plan to demonstrate peer-to-peer energy transactions involving distributed energy resources (DER) over the dash cryptocurrency...
Persistent demand around the $10,000 mark appears to have not only neutralized the immediate bearish outlook on bitcoin, but also hints the cryptocurrency could be building a base for an eventual move higher. Prices on CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) fell to $9,972.29 yesterday, before witnessing a quick recovery...
There's a handful of initial coin offering (ICO) issuers working out of Tel Aviv, Israel, but they typically domicile elsewhere. That's not particularly helpful for the government since it loses out, not only on tax revenue, but also opportunities to market Israel as a place to do business. And according...
The South Korea government has today issued fines totaling 141 million won ($130,000) to domestic cryptocurrency exchanges for providing insufficient user data protection. In a public announcement, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said the penalty is a result of an investigation that the agency conducted from Oct. 10 to...
Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month.Major Australian precious metals refinery, the Perth Mint, is developing its own gold-backed cryptocurrency in a bid to lure consumers back to investing in gold. With a capacity of processing over 700 tons of gold per year,...
The United Kingdom’s technology development arm, Innovate UK, is doubling down on its support for blockchain-based technologies, it announced on Jan. 22. The nondepartmental public office said it would invest a total of £19 million ($26.6 million) in projects which will result in new products or service in the...
Usually, no one bats an eye when a cryptocurrency's price drops 30 percent over the course of a week. This is the Wild West, after all. But when it happened to DAI this month, heads turned, primarily because the token was designed specifically to hold its peg with the U.S....
A U.K. resident tried to purchase a bitcoin miner off of Amazon last year – but received a DVD copy of an animated film instead. As reported by local media including The Herald, Plymouth resident Ichim Bogdan Cezar was trying to buy a Bitmain AntMiner S9 at a cost...
A European Union commissioner plans to hold a meeting of public and private sector stakeholders to discuss the impact of cryptocurrencies on central banks. In remarks at a press conference for the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) on Tuesday, Valdis Dombrovskis, the Vice President for the Euro and...