June 28, 2017 by CoinGragate

R3 Completes DLT Commercial Paper Prototype with Bank Partners

Consortium startup R3 has completed work with four banks on a prototype that issues short-term debt over its Corda distributed ledger platform. Source Source: CoinDesk R3 Completes DLT Commercial Paper Prototype with Bank Partners

June 28, 2017 by CoinGragate

'End Poverty, Restore Trust': World Bank Dives into Blockchain with Lab Launch

The World Bank is launching a blockchain lab to develop projects that can improve governance and social outcomes in the developing world. Source Source: CoinDesk 'End Poverty, Restore Trust': World Bank Dives into Blockchain with Lab Launch

June 28, 2017 by CoinGragate

World Economic Forum Publishes Blockchain Governance Taxonomy

The World Economic Forum has published a paper arguing that blockchain stakeholders should organize in a way that would dwarf the largest consortia. Source Source: CoinDesk World Economic Forum Publishes Blockchain Governance Taxonomy

June 28, 2017 by CoinGragate

Ether Review Legal Discussion #2 The Legality of Raising Money Using Tokens

In today?’?s discussion we look at the legality of raising money through token launches, the potential risks involved, and approaches to improving the safety of these new bearer assets. We also examine the term ICO in depth and find that terminology, while relevant is second to the nature of the offer and state of the…

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June 27, 2017 by CoinGragate

#189 Jimmy Song: A Fork in the Road for Bitcoin?

After years of what has seemed like an endless debate, bitcoin may be at a crucial turning point in its relatively short lifetime. The question network scalability has divided the community into several factions which are seemingly irreconcilable. However, in just a few weeks, the future of bitcoin may be decided as miners and users…

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June 27, 2017 by CoinGragate

Russia's Crypto-Winter Shows Signs of a Thaw in Saint Petersburg

A mixed crowd of denim jeans and custom-tailored suits, typical for crypto-events, is standing across the vertical aisle of the the main conference area at the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Saint Petersburg, blocking the line of sight for those lucky enough to have snatched themselves a chair in the back. The hall, while spacious…

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June 27, 2017 by CoinGragate

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Sentenced to Five-and-a-Half Years in Prison

The former operator of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison. Source Source: CoinDesk Bitcoin Exchange Operator Sentenced to Five-and-a-Half Years in Prison

June 27, 2017 by CoinGragate

Asus Announces New Graphics Cards Focused on Cryptocurrency Mining

One of the world’s largest technology hardware makers has released new graphics cards (GPUs) aimed at the cryptocurrency mining market. Source Source: CoinDesk Asus Announces New Graphics Cards Focused on Cryptocurrency Mining

June 27, 2017 by CoinGragate

FBI: Hackers Extorted $28 Million in Cryptocurrencies Last Year

On June 22, the Federal Bureau of Investigation presented its annual Internet Crime Report for the year of 2016. The FBI analyzed the victim reports at the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and used the information from their database to publish the annual study. It is important to mention that, according to the Department of…

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June 27, 2017 by CoinGragate

Indian States Look to Launch Blockchain Land Registry Efforts

New details have emerged about some of the blockchain applications being pursed by state governments in India. Source Source: CoinDesk Indian States Look to Launch Blockchain Land Registry Efforts

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