January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Counterparty and Bitcoin Apps Have Fun With Crypto

The burgeoning online gaming industry is turning its attention to incorporating digital currencies, including bitcoin, into various platforms to get people excited about blockchain and the use of the digital currency. Two companies taking advantage of the market are MandelDuck, the company behind such games as SaruTobi, Game of Birds and KA-GE  and Counterparty, a…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

How to Secure Bitcoin Exchanges, or Why All Hope Is Not Lost

Last week’s Bitfinex hack, in which Bitcoin’s leading exchange lost almost 120,000 bitcoins valued some $70 million USD at the time, represented a depressing realization for the Bitcoin community. Where many had hoped that multi-million dollar hacks and loss of customers funds were a thing of the past, it became clear that storing bitcoins on…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Is Blockchain-Powered Copyright Protection Possible?

The many uses and proposed uses for blockchain technology include smart contracts, decentralized payment systems, insurance claims, supply chain management, health records management, land title registration, energy grid management and now protection from copyright infringement. Websites like Blockai, Pixsy, TinEye, Ascribe, Mediachain and Proof of Existence promise to use blockchain technology to register and protect…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

U.K. Government Awards Framework Agreement to Blockchain-As-A-Service Company Credits

The U.K. Government has awarded the first G-Cloud 8 framework agreement for the supply of distributed ledger technology to technology startup Credits. Credit, which won the Best Blockchain Startup at the 2016 Europas Awards, is a blockchain platform provider supplying distributed ledger technology software and cloud-based services, with tools for building secure and scalable blockchains…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Bitcoin Core Devs Reach Out to Coders With Month-Long Coding Classes

Chaincode Labs developers Alex Morcos and Suhas Daftuar, andBlockstream developer Matt Corallo — three regularBitcoin Core contributors ― will organize a month-long Bitcoin coding class at the Chaincode Labs offices in New York starting September 12. During this “Bitcoin Hacker Residency,” they will assist and mentor about half a dozen developers, with the goal of…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

After the Bitfinex Hack, Here’s Why Bitstamp Is Sticking With BitGo

In the aftermath of the recent theft of more than $65 million worth of bitcoins from Bitfinex, parts of the Bitcoin community have been wondering what role BitGo’s multisig-focused security offering may have played in the whole ordeal. According to the company’s website, BitGo handles more than 10,000 Bitcoin transactions per day and helps its…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Ethereum Experts Debate Merits of Two Ethereum Chains

Although a large proportion of the Ethereum community believed the recent hard fork would result in one chain that the entire community could get behind, it’s clear that a segment of Ethereum enthusiasts would like to see a strict adherence to the original concept of code as law. Ethereum Classic is the original Ethereum blockchain…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Ross Ulbricht Defense Files Reply in Court Appeal, Disputes Fairness of Trial

Ross Ulbricht’s legal defense filed a reply to the government as part of his appeal this week. On behalf of Ulbricht, who was sentenced to double life in prison without parole for operating the Silk Road dark marketplace under the alias Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR) more than a year ago, attorney Joshua Dratel disputes the…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

LexisNexis and Elliptic Partner to Bring Financial Transparency to the Bitcoin Blockchain

In a new partnership, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a global big-data technology and analytics firm, has integrated its anti-money laundering data into Elliptic’s Bitcoin transaction monitoring and compliance products. As a result, clients of Elliptic’s blockchain intelligence service can obtain more meaningful insights by automatically screening Bitcoin entities for links to sanctions, enforcement, politically exposed persons,…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Smart Contracts Alliance Aims to Help “Change the Landscape of Modern Business”

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association dedicated to promoting the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain technology, has announced the launch of the Smart Contracts Alliance (SCA), an industry initiative to promote the real-world application of smart contracts, educate and enhance the understanding and adoption of smart contracts, provide a…

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