Created to become a liberating technology from conventional banking and transactions, Bitcoin’s success will likely lead to necessary regulations in the coming years.Those are the sentiments of London’s Kingston University economics professor Steve Keen. As the price of Bitcoin continues to break through barrier after barrier, its move...
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Belarus’ president Aleksandr Lukashenko has formally signed a “super liberal” bill signaling state support of Blockchain and cryptocurrency.As local news outlet Dev.by and others report today, Lukashenko set the wheels of Belarus’ so-called “Digital Economy Growth” package rolling Monday.The legislation aims to remove bureaucracy which could potentially hinder...
Digital currency operators and Bitcoin exchanges are the most common targets of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks according to a report titled “Q3 2017 Global DDoS Threat Landscape.” Imperva Incapsula said that three out of four Bitcoin sites were victims of DDoS attacks in the third quarter...
A Goldman Sachs executive has said there is "no evidence" that bitcoin's price gains have reduced demand for gold. Amid investor concerns over the issue, Jeffrey Currie, global head of commodities research for the financial services giant, told the Financial Times this week that he believes investor pools for the two assets...
Blockchain platform Waves is launching a self-regulatory body to set standards for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the blockchain industry. Announced in a blog post yesterday, the association will see participation from entities including Deloitte CIS, the ICO Governance Foundation and the Ethereum Competencies Centre, and aims to set legal, tax...
The cryptocurrency Dash has made waves over the past months as the price has continued to increase. A new win for the currency has come from a partnership with CoinBR, a Brazilian cryptocurrency company.The connection is a particular win for Dash, as the cryptocurrency, through the CoinBR platform, is now able...
Korean banking giant Nonghyup (NH) Bank, which specializes in agricultural and commercial credit and banking services in South Korea, has joined the R3 Blockchain consortium, according to reports from local media.The consortium researches and develops Blockchain solutions for financial services. The announcement indicates that with the help of...
It can be said the sharing economy brought the internet into the real world, helping it move real items rather than just information. On today's web, though, if you want to rent out your camera or desk, you need a specific site for each one (think Airbnb, 99 Designs...
Blockchain technology could represent a major shift in how companies conduct their business, according to Deutsche Bank's  chief investment officer. In a slide presentation this month, Christian Nolting, also the bank’s global head of wealth, and Marcus Muller, global head of the CIO office, explained how digital currencies and...