Blockchain Startup Billon Receives €2M Grant from EU Research and Innovation Program

Blockchain Startup Billon Receives €2M Grant from EU Research and Innovation Program

Polish blockchain startup Billon has received a €2 million grant from Horizon 2020, the European Union’s largest Research and Innovation program. The company said that it was awarded the grant on the basis that its distributed ledger technology (DLT) can exploit the alternative payment market, a market expected to reach US$1.4 trillion in 2020, according […]

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Bitcoin is not Right or Left: Bitcoin is a third way

Bitcoin is not Right or Left: Bitcoin is a third way

Motherboard writer Louise Matsakis covers the politics of Bitcoin in a short article and a podcast titled “What is bitcoin really for?” I was interviewed in the podcast, and I have strong opinions on the politics of Bitcoin.

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Daily Roundup – June 19, 2017

Daily Roundup – June 19, 2017

These are the top Bitcoin, Ethereum, and cryptocurrency news stories for July 19, 2017.

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Global Money Transfer Summit Comes to London to Explore the Future of Remittances

Global Money Transfer Summit Comes to London to Explore the Future of Remittances

The Global Money Transfer Summit, one of the most recognized conferences in the remittance industry, will take place on October 10 and 11, 2017 at the Banking Hall in London, and will explore how technological advances are changing the remittance industry. Organized by the International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN), the Global Money Transfer […]

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Prediction Market Stox to Launch STX,  a Smart Token Based on the Bancor Protocol

Prediction Market Stox to Launch STX, a Smart Token Based on the Bancor Protocol

Invest.com’s prediction market product Stox will launch a token sale using Bancor’s smart token protocol. The funds raised will be used to develop the Stox open source, Ethereum-based prediction market platform.

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Daily Roundup – July 18, 2017

Daily Roundup – July 18, 2017

These are the top Bitcoin, Ethereum, and cryptocurrency news stories for July 18, 2017.

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Bitcoin Developers and Bitmain Accuse Each Other of Making False Promises

Bitcoin Developers and Bitmain Accuse Each Other of Making False Promises

The divide between bitcoin mining company Bitmain and Bitcoin Core contributors is stronger than ever. In recent interviews, Bitcoin Core contributor Eric Lombrozo and Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu have accused each other of making false promises in private settings. Multiple attempts at coming to a mutual understanding have been made by both parties, but at […]

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IBM Unveils New Encryption Technology to Combat Data Breaches

IBM Unveils New Encryption Technology to Combat Data Breaches

IBM has rolled out its newest mainframe, IBM Z, which delivers new data encryption capabilities. The system aims to bring significant advances in cryptography technology to safeguard the world’s banking, healthcare, government and retail systems, and address the global epidemic of data breaches. IBM Z is the first system ever to encrypt all data associated […]

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Kik CEO: Doing an ICO Is Our Only Way to Compete With Facebook

Kik CEO: Doing an ICO Is Our Only Way to Compete With Facebook

In June, Kik CEO Ted Livingston appeared at the San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup to chat with World Crypto Network host Thomas Hunt about the creation of Kin, a new cryptocurrency that will be used on the Kik platform. 5 percent of the total supply of Kin will be made available in an upcoming initial coin […]

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Amir Taaki Sides with Blockstream, Peter Todd in Bitcoin Scaling Debate

Amir Taaki Sides with Blockstream, Peter Todd in Bitcoin Scaling Debate

Amir Taaki was one of the first developers to start working on Bitcoin in the early days of the open-source project and is perhaps best known for his work on Dark Wallet, and his interest in the technology has always been political in nature. It was the use of Bitcoin as a political tool, as […]

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