January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

PnP Fintech Startup Program May Signal Industry Shift From ‘Blockchain’ Back to Bitcoin

For at least the past year, many investors and entrepreneurs have been talking about the power of the blockchain for use in a variety of applications in different industries. Blockchain has turned into a catch-all phrase for anything involving a shared ledger or database but the technology was first created by Satoshi Nakamoto for the…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Strategic Alliance Formed to Speed Up Adoption of Blockchain Technology in China

The Chinese government has created a blockchain working group of government and blockchain industries to fast-forward the development and adoption of blockchain technology and prepare for the upcoming Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai this September. The three-way strategic alliance among the Chinese government, ChinaLedger and the Shenzhen Consortium forms an unprecedented organized force, mandated to…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Chain Joins Industry-Academia Blockchain Initiative to Solve Interoperability and Scalability Issues

Chain Inc., a blockchain company specializing in enterprise software for financial firms, has joined the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3) to advance blockchain development for the financial services industry and “ensure cross-industry interoperability and harmonization.” Chain has identified several specific projects on which the company will collaborate with IC3. These projects focus on blockchain…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Bitcoin Core 0.13.0  is Released: What's New?

Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.13.0, the thirteenth generation of Bitcoin’s reference client as first launched by Satoshi Nakamoto almost eight years ago. Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 was developed by some 100 contributors over a period of about five months. And while much of the development effort over this time has also been focused…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Ethereum Classic Community Navigates a Distinct Path to the Future

Ethereum Classic started off as what is perhaps best described as a protest movement, opposing a (perceived) bailout of Ethereum’s leaderless investment venture, The DAO. But the brand new cryptocurrency, which is actually the continuation of the pre-hard forked Ethereum chain, has since surprised many. Its currency, classic ether (ETC) has garnered a spot among…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Department of Homeland Security Awards Blockchain Tech Development Grants for Identity Management and Privacy Protection

In May, Bitcoin Magazine reported that both the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and NATO have requested proposals for the development of military-related apps built on blockchain technology. In particular, DARPA wants to leverage blockchain technology to create a secure messaging service and NATO is interested in…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

World Economic Forum Examines How Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services

Article written by Leah Zitter On August 11, 2016, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released a 300-page report entitled The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services, exploring how the financial sector “could overcome current-state pain points through distributed ledger technology (DLT).” The WEF has been one of…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Does the Open-Source Model Enable Bitcoin-Stealing Wallet Apps?

According to an Apple Insider report published on August 9, a disturbing trend has emerged on Apple’s App Store as a series of malicious copycats of well-known Bitcoin wallet apps became available to download. Some of the fake wallets looked quite similar to the real thing but were specifically tweaked to steal bitcoins from unsuspecting…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Mimblewimble: How a Stripped-Down Version of Bitcoin Could Improve Privacy, Fungibility and Scalability All at Once

All (full) Bitcoin nodes verify all transactions on the network. This allows the system to be entirely trustless and decentralized, but also presents significant drawbacks. Privacy and fungibility are at odds, because public transactions allow anyone to trace the flow of bitcoins over the blockchain. Meanwhile, verifying a growing number of transactions adds to the…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Lightning Fast Raiden Network Coming to Ethereum Blockchains

Scalability is one of the main challenges faced by distributed ledger technology. It is widely felt that in order to challenge traditional payment networks and assume a key role in the decentralized future of the internet, blockchains must find ways to radically improve their throughput, measured in number of transactions per second. “Today’s representative blockchain…

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