January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

New Partnership With ConsenSys and BlockApps to Boost Synechron’s Blockchain Accelerator Program

Synechron, a consulting services and technology provider specializing in the financial services market, has announced a partnership with Ethereum blockchain developers ConsenSys and BlockApps to develop next generation blockchain solutions. These solutions will address critical issues, such as data privacy on a private blockchain, scalability for market data applications and critical interoperability across Ethereum and…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Where Bitcoin Mining Pools Stand on Segregated Witness

For the first time, bitcoin miners have been able to signal support for Segregated Witness this past week. Developed as a soft fork, the proposed centerpiece of Bitcoin Core’s scalability roadmap requires 95 percent of all blocks within a single two week difficulty period to signal readiness for the change. If the threshold is reached, the solution is activated…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Publicism Embarks on Mission to Guarantee Press Freedom With Blockchain Technology

Publicism, a Dutch social enterprise established earlier this year, wants to leverage the potential of blockchain technology to guarantee press freedom. The initiative is backed by a €50,000 (~$52,000 U.S.) subsidy from the Dutch Journalism Fund (“Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek”), an organization supported by the country’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Science that seeks to stimulate…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Lightning Network One Step Closer to Reality as Lightning Labs Announces Alpha Release

Lightning Labs, one of the prominent companies working to realize the lightning network, announced this week the alpha release of the open-source lightning daemon they’ve been spearheading: LND. While only compatible with Bitcoin’s testnet so far, the software is relatively feature-complete and operational. “We’re now looking for the wider community to test the software,” Joseph Poon, Lightning Labs…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Understanding the Lightning Network, Part 2: Creating the Network

The Lightning Network is the probably most highly anticipated technological innovation to be deployed on top of Bitcoin. The payment layer, first proposed by Joseph Poon and Tadge Dryja about a year ago, promises to support a virtually unlimited number of off-chain transactions among users, at nearly no cost – while leveraging the security offered…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Here’s How Bitcoin's Lightning Network Could Fail

The Lightning Network is viewed by many in the Bitcoin community as the network’s best hope for long-term scalability. The concept uses payment channels to perform bitcoin transactions off-chain, with the blockchain acting as a sort of backup court system for situations where someone decides not to play nice. The creators of this system for…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

How the Great Schism Can End Badly for Both Ethereum Chains (Part 3 of 3)

Ethereum Classic is dominating the cryptocurrency news cycle. After a slumber of some days following the Ethereum hard fork that refunded investors of the raided DAO, the unforked and re-named Ethereum blockchain and its native token classic ether (ETC) surged. Exchanges enabled trade in the digital currency, investors bought in, miners pointed their hardware to it,…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

New Algorithm Manages Bitcoin Price Volatility for Everyday Users

Bitcoin prices are fun, if you like roller coasters. For traders who see volatility as an opportunity to make money and are willing to accept the risks, this is great. However this volatility presents a risk for long-term investors, fund managers and businesses who use digital currency for day-to-day operations. The newly launched algorithm for…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

State Street and PeerNova Trial New Blockchain Prototype for Capital Tracking

PeerNova and State Street have been trialing a blockchain-enabled platform for the tracking and monitoring the flow of funds. The two partners anticipate completing all the relevant milestones by October 2016 and will eventually move forward to a pilot phase right after the trial, Gangesh Ganesan, CTO and co-founder of PeerNova told Bitcoin Magazine. The…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Trust Disrupted: TechCrunch Premieres Bitcoin and Blockchain Video Series

On October 10, TechCrunch a leading technology site that profiles startups as well as hot internet trends and tech news, premiered its first ever series on Bitcoin and the blockchain. Hosted by New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper, “Trust Disrupted” examines the emergence of Bitcoin and blockchain and the disruptive influence of these technologies on…

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