August 28, 2016 by CoinGragate

Sorry Blockchain, Any Joe Schmoe Shouldn’t Be Able to Start a Bank

Safety issues with some new, disruptive business models highlight why regulations exist. Surely the same goes for firms that hold our money. Source: CoinDesk Sorry Blockchain, Any Joe Schmoe Shouldn’t Be Able to Start a Bank

August 27, 2016 by CoinGragate

Let's Talk Bitcoin! #306 – Bitcoin Vaults and Selective Reversibility as a Virtue

On Todays Episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin… Andreas, Stephanie and Adam are joined by Emin G?ƒn Sirer of HackingDistributed.com to discuss Bitcoin Security, Covenants and fixing the bitcoin theft problem by creating reversible on-chain vaults. Content for episode 306 was provided by Andreas, Stephanie, Gun and Adam. This episode was edited by Adam B. Levine…

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August 27, 2016 by CoinGragate

Code is Law? Not Quite Yet

Should code be law? In this opinion piece, Lukas Abegg argues there are many scientific hurdles to cross before this is likely to be possible. Source: CoinDesk Code is Law? Not Quite Yet

August 27, 2016 by CoinGragate

The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers?

A new proposal could make it easier for exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change have slowed advances. Source: CoinDesk The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers?

August 26, 2016 by CoinGragate

Bitmain to Release New Bitcoin Miner in Bid to Attract Hobbyists

Bitmain is releasing the Antminer R4, which is energy efficient and about half as loud as the average bitcoin miner, enticing home miners again. Source: CoinDesk Bitmain to Release New Bitcoin Miner in Bid to Attract Hobbyists

August 26, 2016 by CoinGragate

Ethereum Classic Prices Plunge 20% as Trader Interest Wanes

The price of classic ether plunged against several currencies over the last week amid concerns of waning market enthusiasm. Source: CoinDesk Ethereum Classic Prices Plunge 20% as Trader Interest Wanes

August 26, 2016 by CoinGragate

Did Ethereum's Fork Validate Bitcoin Block Size Conservatism?

CoinDesk explores how the ethereum hard fork affected sentiment regarding bitcoin’s long-raging block size debate. Source: CoinDesk Did Ethereum's Fork Validate Bitcoin Block Size Conservatism?

August 26, 2016 by CoinGragate

Bitcoin Confiscated in €1 Million Finnish Drug Bust

Customs agents in Finland revealed today that they seized bitcoin and other items worth about €1m earlier this year. Source: CoinDesk Bitcoin Confiscated in €1 Million Finnish Drug Bust

August 26, 2016 by CoinGragate

Hyperledger Blockchain Project Elects New Tech Committee

The Hyperledger Project, the blockchain initiative led by the Linux Foundation, has elected a new technical steering committee. Source: CoinDesk Hyperledger Blockchain Project Elects New Tech Committee

August 26, 2016 by CoinGragate

Why ICAP Believes Central Banks Could Adopt Digital Currency

ICAP is working to show central banks how they may be able to one day adopt a market infrastructure based on distributed ledger tech. Source: CoinDesk Why ICAP Believes Central Banks Could Adopt Digital Currency

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