Tag: blockchain

Apple helps draft blockchain rules for Responsible Minerals Initiative

Of the million blockchain-related stories filed over the past few years, relatively few have mentioned Apple, as the company has barely addressed the topic despite plenty of investor speculation. But a new Apple SEC filing today will be of at least mild interest to crypto fans, as the company’s otherwise dry Conflict Minerals Report notes that […]

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More Bitcoin ETF hopes dashed after SEC says it’s ‘inappropriate’

According to a note from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) put forward by Blockforce Capital’s Reality Shares ETF Trusts has been withdrawn. Reality Shares has requested its application to obtain the SEC’s approval of its ETF to be rescinded on the advice of the commission. A lawyer representing Reality […]

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The pros, cons, and taboo nature of enforcing smaller Bitcoin blocks

The Bitcoin BTC network is a behemoth, and much of its strength is defined by the number of machines validating transactions on the network. Its code is also highly calibrated. Very specific variables were set throughout its development, and dogmatic allegiance to certain settings has defined much of what Bitcoin‘s blockchain is today. This means altering […]

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Coinbase handed out a $30K bounty for a critical bug in its systems

Another day, another bug. Cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase has handed out a massive $30,000 bug bounty for a critical vulnerability in its systems. The flaw was logged on February 12 via Coinbase‘s vulnerability disclosure program on HackerOne. A Coinbase spokesperson confirmed to Hard Fork the vulnerability has since been fixed, but could not provide any […]

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Intel takes on IBM and Microsoft with its own ‘off-the-shelf’ blockchain packages

Intel is expanding its blockchain offering even further to make it easier for businesses to get into the blockchain game. According to marketing materials published earlier this month, the computer hardware and infrastructure manufacturer has launched what it’s calling ‘Intel Select Solution for Blockchain: Hyperledger Fabric.’ Under the surface this actually isn’t a change to […]

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How Twitter’s Jack Dorsey became Bitcoin’s unlikely champion

Blockchain has a new unexpected hero: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. Although up until recently the cryptocurrency community would routinely grill Dorsey over Twitter’s notorious Bitcoin giveaway scam epidemic, the micro-blogging service’s chief has found a new fandom among staunch Bitcoin BTC supporters; and it all began on the Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. Following a […]

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Blockchain investment still lags behind fintech despite record-breaking 2018

European blockchain technology companies had a record year in terms of VC investment in 2018, although overshadowed by funding going into financial technology (fintech) companies. According to Innovate Finance’s ‘2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape‘ report , the European blockchain and cryptocurrency industry witnessed a series of significant deals, but notably just four deals amounted to over […]

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Public pensions back new $40M blockchain fund raised by Morgan Creek

A prominent digital asset firm has revealed it successfully closed a new $40 million blockchain-specific venture capital fund, thanks largely to contributions made by two public pensions. Morgan Creek Digital, a hedge fund backed by institutional powerhouse Morgan Creek Capital, has launched what it calls the Morgan Creek Blockchain Opportunities Fund, geared entirely toward investing […]

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12 Bitcoin scammers extradited to US for selling fake cars on eBay

An international cryptocurrency fraud cartel has been busted by a joint investigation between US and foreign authorities. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week that it has charged 20 people, including 16 foreigners for being part of an international organized crime syndicate that saw American citizens defrauded for millions of dollars. “The defendants […]

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We tagged Amsterdam Central Station with LONG BITCOIN SHORT THE BANKERS

The White House has been tagged with digital Bitcoin BTC graffiti, thanks to a new augmented reality platform powered by cryptocurrency. Satoshi’s World allows anyone in the world to add text, images, and GIFs to real world settings for a small Bitcoin fee. Posts are made viewable through a special Google Maps feed. It was launched […]

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Hype is killing blockchain technology

I started covering blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in 2015. At that time, Bitcoin was being increasingly dismissed by mainstream finance, but its underlying decentralized ledger technology was beginning to pique the interest of most innovators in that space. After a three-year hiatus, I’m back writing about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and it’s fair to say […]

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Bitcoin trade volume drops sharply as volatility flattens

We already know that we’ve recently suffered the longest continuous price decline in Bitcoin history – but analysis has shown just how much it’s affected cryptocurrency trading. Blockchain research unit Diar compiled volume data across major cryptocurrency exchanges to find trade activity has hit lows not seen in years. In the case of Binance, still […]

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Blockchain researchers are still finding critical vulnerabilities in EOS

Months after its nigthmarish launch, cryptocurrency and blockchain security researchers are still finding vulnerabilities in EOS EOS, according to recent activity on breach disclosure platform HackerOne. After reviewing the latest bug disclosures on the platform, Hard Fork found that EOS developer Block.one closed eight vulnerability reports submitted by white-hat hackers in January alone, for a […]

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