The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan, the country’s central bank, has stated that central banks around the world “will and have” to watch the progress and developments concerning digital currencies like Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain. Hiroshi Nakaso, a deputy governor of the Bank of Japan was speaking broadly about […]
Gatecoin, a Hong Kong-based digital currency startup that has cited segregated client accounts as a way to minimize exposure to risks, suffered a breach and lost 250 BTC and 185,000 ETH, 15% of its crypto asset deposits. A cybersecurity firm, Tehtri Security, conducted a forensic investigation and confirmed the breach, Gatecoin announced in a statement by CEO […]
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Bitcoin price continued on Sunday as it had done on Saturday: quiet trade in a $4 range. Today’s price action seems to be coiling up for a larger move. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using […]
Peter Todd, backed by Matt Corallo, has proposed hard-fork changes to the bitcoin network to make “useless” patent pending algorithmic improvements which give mining an Asicboost of 20%, leading to increased profits of some $30 million if used by one of the biggest mining pools. In a striking post to the bitcoin mailing list, Todd […]
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Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase, noted in a Yahoo video interview that while the present period is a great time for bitcoin, controversy also surrounds bitcoin and blockchain technology. Asked by Yahoo finance reporter Dan Roberts about the interest in blockchain technology that is overshadowing bitcoin, Ehrsam compared the debate to the dawn of the […]
Bitcoin has matured as an asset and it will eventually be disrupting gold, according to brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who operate the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange. The brothers gave their views about digital currency’s future during an interview with Liz Claman on Fox Business Network’s “Countdown Closing Bell.” Claman was reporting live from the Sky Bridge […]
Bitcoin price has not made any significant move during quiet Saturday trade. The start of day in the US may change that, but for now it looks like continuing inaction will be the prospect. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and […]
Developers, bankers, regulators, investors, businessmen, thought leaders and visionaries from around the globe descended on New York for a three-day event to discuss what has taken the world by storm, blockchain technology and its applications. Consensus 2016, the biggest event since blockchain was invented seven years ago, set the theme with a general feeling that […]
With the re-emergence of the third iteration of Silk Road it appears that this iconic darknet market brand is here to stay. What is to be expected this time around? A Brief History When the Silk Road first launched in February of 2011 it did so to little fanfare. But as media coverage intensified and the […]
Palantir Technologies, a global data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, denies any connection to a Hong Kong bitcoin mining company that claims to be owned by Palantir Technologies, according to International Business Times. The mining company, CoinFac Ltd., promises to deliver faster bitcoin mining using quantum computing. A Palantir Technologies spokesperson […]
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