Hollywood Tackles Blockchain—With Not-Disastrous Results
Hollywood Tackles Blockchain—With Not-Disastrous Results

- 21 hours agoHollywood’s take on bitcoin wasn’t expected to be nuanced. What’s surprising is that the movie Crypto is not entirely off-target....

Enterprise blockchain startup Offchain Labs scores $3.7M seed round
Enterprise blockchain startup Offchain Labs scores $3.7M seed round

- 2 weeks agoTwo of the issues limiting blockchain adoption in the enterprise has been lack of scalability and privacy. Offchain Labs, a startup that spun out of research at Princeton, wants to help create more scalable smart contracts while shifting part of the process o…...

Veratrak wants to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain
Veratrak wants to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain

- 1 week agoVeratrak, a London-based startup that aims to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain, has picked up £1 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Force Over Mass, with participation from Seedcamp, Ascension Ventures, Blockchain Valley Ventures, and Trues…...

Is Blockchain Winning or Losing? — 4 Stages of Blockchain Evolution
Is Blockchain Winning or Losing? — 4 Stages of Blockchain Evolution

- 2 weeks agoThe hype over blockchain has picked up steam and enterprises rush to apply blockchain to their industry or even just add it to their initiatives of the year. Blockchain becAme a buzzword of 2018 and seems to be buzzing pretty well in 2019 so far, as well. The…...

A look inside crypto firm Galaxy Digital, founded by “sidelined” Wall Street legend Mike Novogratz
A look inside crypto firm Galaxy Digital, founded by “sidelined” Wall Street legend Mike Novogratz

- 3 weeks agoMike Novogratz, a former hedge fund manager who was once captain of Princeton’s college wrestling team, has been described as many things, including in just one New Yorker article in which he was featured last year. An on-and-off-again billionaire. A sideline…...

Bitcoin surges, hitting $5,000 for the first time this year
Bitcoin surges, hitting $5,000 for the first time this year

- 2 weeks agoBitcoin has been in a lull in recent months. The largest cryptocurrency's price kept declining throughout 2018, finally finding a bottom at roughly $3,200 last December. Since then, it's been a slow and shaky climb upwards. On Tuesday, however, the price of B…...

China takes top spot with 25% of world’s blockchain projects
China takes top spot with 25% of world’s blockchain projects

- 2 weeks agoChina appears to be edging ahead as a world leader in blockchain technology. As of November last year, the country was leading the world with 263 active blockchain projects, China.rog.cn reports. Indeed, China accounts for about 25 percent of all blockchain p…...

I took a virtual walk in the blockchain so you don’t have to
I took a virtual walk in the blockchain so you don’t have to

- 2 weeks agoThe blockchain is a strange place. Everything including orange juice, milk, almonds, and even fridges have been “put on the blockchain.” But you could never put yourself on the blockchain and go for a walk, until now. Thanks to Cryptovoxels, you can now take …...

Bank of America Tech Chief Is Skeptical of Blockchain Even Though The Company Has the Most Patents For It
Bank of America Tech Chief Is Skeptical of Blockchain Even Though The Company Has the Most Patents For It

- 3 weeks agoBank of America tech and operations chief Cathy Bessant said she is bearish on blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies. "I will be curious to see what the actual volume of usage is on the JPM Coin in a year," she said. Slashdot reader technoc…...

The London Stock Exchange is trialing blockchain for stocks
The London Stock Exchange is trialing blockchain for stocks

- 19 hours agoThis is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has allowed technology company 20|30 t…...

Inside Craig Wright’s blockchain patent ‘empire’
Inside Craig Wright’s blockchain patent ‘empire’

- 1 month agoSteven Craig Wright, the man who has, on various occasions, claimed to be Bitcoin’s legendary creator (or creators) Satoshi Nakamoto is trying to build a cryptocurrency and blockchain patent empire. A recent Hard Fork investigation showed the World Intellectu…...

SHA-256 scalability issues solved with new C2P (command chain protocol) consensus
SHA-256 scalability issues solved with new C2P (command chain protocol) consensus

- 2 weeks agoDespite benefits, blockchain technology, features several flaws pertaining to speed, transaction fees, and security, all of which affect scalability....

Brex, the credit card for startups, raises $100M debt round
Brex, the credit card for startups, raises $100M debt round

- 2 days agoBrex turns to debt to fuel its next stage of growth....

4,000 art auction houses are putting their sales records on the blockchain
4,000 art auction houses are putting their sales records on the blockchain

- 4 weeks agoA recent merger between a blockchain-based art registry and an international auction house sales database will see sales records from over 4,000 auction houses put on the blockchain. The art registry, Artory, has purchased Auction Club, a currently privatized…...

Facebook is hiring 22 people for its secretive blockchain division
Facebook is hiring 22 people for its secretive blockchain division

- 3 weeks agoThe fact that Facebook is working on its own cryptocurrency and blockchain applications is no longer a secret – so it’s not surprising the company is looking to grow its distributed ledger division. The social media giant already has a 50-strong team squirrel…...

North Korean dissidents raise $14K with 100th ‘post-liberation visa’ on Ethereum blockchain
North Korean dissidents raise $14K with 100th ‘post-liberation visa’ on Ethereum blockchain

- 3 weeks agoNorth Korean crypto-revolutionary crew Civil Cheollioma Defense (CCD) has issued its 100th “post-liberation blockchain visa” via the Ethereum blockchain. The group has been apparently selling its tokenized visas (G-Visas) since Monday morning, after it claime…...

Carrefour wants to track 20% of its products on the blockchain by 2020
Carrefour wants to track 20% of its products on the blockchain by 2020

- 23 hours agoCarrefour is betting big on distributed ledger tech. The french supermarket behemoth wants to track 20 percent of all of its in-house products on the blockchain by the end of 2019. The retailer already uses the technology to track 20 out of its 300 Carrefour-…...

10 Years After Bitcoin Began, are We Underestimating Crypto?
10 Years After Bitcoin Began, are We Underestimating Crypto?

- 3 weeks agoIn the 10 years since Bitcoin was created, a lot has happened to cryptocurrency. Do we understand crypto any better? Are we underestimating it? Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, and even Satoshi Nakamoto went from obscurity to something we might see on mainstrea…...

Moving Towards web3.0 Using Blockchain as Core Tech
Moving Towards web3.0 Using Blockchain as Core Tech

- 2 days agoThe invention of Bitcoin and blockchain technology sets the foundations for the next generations of web applications. The applications which will run on peer to peer network model with existing networking and routing protocols. The applications where centrali…...

Citibank is abandoning its crypto ambitions (C, JPM, NDAQ, HSBC)
Citibank is abandoning its crypto ambitions (C, JPM, NDAQ, HSBC)

- 4 weeks agoThis is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Citibank has abandoned its plans to launch a crypto, dubbed CitiCoin, …...

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