If Telegram's ambitious blockchain project fails, investors can't say they weren't warned. Along with the white paper and technical documents, prospective buyers in what could be one of the largest-ever initial coin offerings (ICOs) have received a nine-page memorandum spelling out the risks of buying the tokens. For investors in...
At the beach, they say, all your troubles melt away. But that's not entirely the case for researchers who spent part of this week at the Financial Crypto 2018 conference on the Caribbean island of Curacao, discussing the decentralization of the two largest crypto protocols, bitcoin and ethereum - or where...
Bitcoin mania is cooling off, and with it, changes are happening in its global market. Indeed, the price furor that began in early November when talk that bitcoin futures listings would go live in the U.S. triggered a wave of speculation - bitcoin, which traded at $6,500 on Nov. 1, rose...
The theft of hundreds of cryptocurrency miners in Iceland has led to a series of arrests amid an ongoing investigation. The Associated Press reports that as many as 600 miners - which have yet to be recovered - were stolen during four separate incidents in December and January. Eleven people,...
The Tezos Foundation announced Friday that it is deploying resources in an effort to hire more developers to be based out of Paris. The new hires will help the Foundation "advance its primary objective" of developing the Tezos protocol, as well as to promote it to potential users, the...
The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has won an award for its Dubai Blockchain Strategy initiative. Announced during the Smart Cities Expo and World Congress that took place in Barcelona last week, the City Project Award recognizes...
Today, global business media publication featuring blockchain, eSports, forex and iGaming news – FortuneZ, announces its appointment of Maria Khramtsova to lead the company as Chief Executive Officer. Reflecting on her appointment, Maria said:  "It is an honor to have been selected to take the reins of a 17-year old publication. I...
The biggest operator of automated teller machines (ATMs) has joined the growing chorus of financial firms that are warning about the competitive impact of cryptocurrencies. Cardtronics noted the potential impact of cryptocurrencies on its business prospects in its most recent 10-K annual report to shareholders filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)....
The head of the U.K.'s central bank has said that the institution will step up its efforts to combat the use of cryptocurrencies in illegal financial activities. During a speech at the Scottish Economics Conference in Edinburgh on Friday, Mark Carney, governor of Bank of England, said he thinks...
Is ethereum's biggest future upgrade "fundamentally vulnerable?" That was the claim put forward by distributed systems expert and founding principal researcher of VMware Dahlia Malkhi on Friday, who used those exact words to describe ethereum's Casper propocol at Financial Cryptography 2018 in Curacao. During a keynote presentation, Malkhi's covered blockchain through...