• 7nm ASICs Will Bring Bitcoin Mining to a Whole New Level

    7nm ASICs Will Bring Bitcoin Mining to a Whole New Level

    This week news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Japanese corporation GMO Group announcing plans to start a bitcoin mining operation using 7 nanometer (nm) semiconductor chips. Many bitcoiners are curious about this news as 7nm chips are not commercially produced at the moment. However, many people still understand the introduction of more advanced ASIC processors will be a complete game changer within the bitcoin mining industry.

  • Bitcoin Miners Unite Behind Scaling Proposal Segwit2x

    Bitcoin Miners Unite Behind Scaling Proposal Segwit2x

    The majority of bitcoin's mining power is lining up behind a scaling solution that would increase the network's transaction capacity.

  • You Can Now Type the Bitcoin 'B' Symbol in Unicode Text

    You Can Now Type the Bitcoin 'B' Symbol in Unicode Text

    A decades-old computer character standard has been updated with a symbol for bitcoin. The Unicode Consortium unveiled Unicode version 10.0 today, which includes the bitcoin "B" symbol. Overall, the update includes 8,518 characters, along with 56 new emojis.

  • Fidelity Charitable Has Raised $9 Million in Bitcoin So Far in 2017

    Fidelity Charitable Has Raised $9 Million in Bitcoin So Far in 2017

    Fidelity Charitable, the donor fund connected to mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments, raised nearly $9m in bitcoin during the first half of this year, according to its annual report.

  • Ethereum Price Treads Water Despite Korea ICO Ban

    Ethereum Price Treads Water Despite Korea ICO Ban

    The ethereum price avoided collapse following the announcement of South Korea’s ICO ban. After taking a sharp dip on the heels of the news, the markets quickly recovered to their previous levels, once again demonstrating resilience in the face of tightening regulatory restrictions.

  • Ripple Labs Enters Legal Dispute With R3

    Ripple Labs Enters Legal Dispute With R3

    Ripple Labs Inc and R3 Hondco LLC filed lawsuits against each other on Friday. The suit is in relation to Ripple’s attempted termination of a 2016 options contract that grants R3 the right to purchase up to 5 billion XRP tokens at $0.0085 USD each until September 2019.

  • How Does Blockchain Technology Work?

    How Does Blockchain Technology Work?

    As stated in our guide  "What is Blockchain Technology?" , there are three principal technologies that combine to create a blockchain. None of them are new. Rather, it is their orchestration and application that is new.

  • What is the Difference Between Public and Permissioned Blockchains?

    What is the Difference Between Public and Permissioned Blockchains?

    In our guide "How Does Blockchain Technology Work?", we introduced a description of the three technologies that make up blockchain technology: cryptographic keys, a distributed network and a network servicing protocol.

Bitcoin ‘More Than a Fad” That “Isn’t Inherently Bad”: Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman

Bitcoin ‘More Than a Fad” That “Isn’t Inherently Bad”: Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman

One of Wall Street’s most influential bankers does not believe bitcoin should be illegal while adding that the cryptocurrency is “more than just a fad.”

  • “Nobody Can Stop” Bitcoin: Facebook Millionaire & NBA Franchise Owner is a Believer

    “Nobody Can Stop” Bitcoin: Facebook Millionaire & NBA Franchise Owner is a Believer

    Venture capitalist and Facebook millionaire Chamath Palihapitiya is a well-known bitcoin investor, who’s previously publicly announced his belief in the cryptocurrency. The venture capitalist, who was an early member of the Facebook team and owns the Golden State Warriors, told Bloomberg, as early as 2013, that he was investing in bitcoin because of the promise of the technology.

  • UK Businesses Adopting FinTech Save £4.6 billion Every Year

    UK Businesses Adopting FinTech Save £4.6 billion Every Year

    New research has found that a large majority of U.K. companies are adopting fintech (financial technology) applications, helping them save billions each year.

  • Xero to Offer Cross-Border Payments Through Bitcoin Partnership With Veem

    Xero to Offer Cross-Border Payments Through Bitcoin Partnership With Veem

    Cloud-based accounting software company Xero has announced that its users can now send cross-border payments using bitcoin technology thanks to a partnership with B2B payments company, Veem. The solidifies a strong year for Veem, who in 2017, having raised $24 million USD, rebranded to Veem from Align Commerce, and integrated their services with Intuit Quickbooks.

  • US Government Organizes 'Federal Blockchain Forum' for July

    US Government Organizes 'Federal Blockchain Forum' for July

    The US government is set to host an inter-agency blockchain event next month. Set for July 18th, the US Federal Blockchain Forum is being organized by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the State Department.

  • Illinois Lawmakers Pass Bill Forming Blockchain Task Force

    Illinois Lawmakers Pass Bill Forming Blockchain Task Force

    Lawmakers in the US state of Illinois have passed a bill creating an inter-governmental task force that will study public sector applications of blockchain.

  • Swift Completes Blockchain Smart Contracts Trial

    Swift Completes Blockchain Smart Contracts Trial

    Interbank messaging platform Swift has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept in partnership with startup SmartContract. The proof-of-concept, revealed today, is the first project to use SmartContract’s ChainLink v1.0, which lets users connect smart contracts to data feeds, web APIs and a number of payment methods.