CoinDesk

April, 2017

  • 18 April

    How Blockchain Could End Travel Industry Pain Points

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    Trond Vidar Bjorøy heads new product development and implementation for Nordic markets at travel management firm ATPI. In this opinion piece, Vidar Bjorøy argues that blockchain can eliminate a number of pain points for both travellers and travel companies.  At this point, most blockchain enthusiasts know that distributed ledger tech has ...

  • 17 April

    Bitcoin Traders Raise Concern as Biggest USD Exchange Halts Deposits

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    An announcement by one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges has stoked fears another Mt Gox-style meltdown may be brewing. The largest bitcoin exchange by US dollar volume in recent weeks, Bitfinex revealed today it will be unable to accept incoming wires starting tomorrow, a statement that comes after it disclosed late ...

  • 17 April

    Goldman Sachs Managing Director Joins Blockchain Startup Chain

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    Blockchain startup Chain has named a Goldman Sachs managing director as its new president. Tom Jessop is joining the firm after serving as Goldman’s managing director for business technology development since January 2016, according to LinkedIn. Between 2008 and 2012, he served as managing director for principal strategic investments, serving ...

  • 17 April

    India's Bitcoin Startups Speak Out As Government Debates New Rules

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    A group of local bitcoin and blockchain businesses has a message for India’s government: hear us out. Last week, India revealed that it has convened a special committee that will develop and report back on possible regulatory approaches to the tech. The country’s central bank and several government departments, including ...

  • 17 April

    Ethereum Developers Eye Proof-of-Stake Shift with New Geth Update

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    The team behind ethereum’s most popular user client have released a new update that includes support for alternative consensus systems. Late last week, the developers behind Geth unveiled version 1.6, featuring support for a “plugable consensus model” in anticipation of ethereum’s shift from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. The goal, according to ...

  • 17 April

    CME Patent Sees Derivatives Opportunity in Bitcoin Mining

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    Derivatives giant CME Group is looking to patent a way for bitcoin miners to hedge against operational risks. As detailed in a patent application published last week by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the proposed system would receive data from the bitcoin network as a means of keeping contracts ...

  • 17 April

    Top US Business Schools Are Racing to Incorporate Blockchain

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    Top US business schools are working to incorporate blockchain and cryptography into curriculums to meet evolving employer and student demands. As commerce and finance become more digitized, schools say they are experiencing pressure from all angles to graduate students skilled in data science areas such as blockchain, while demand for the ...

  • 17 April

    Bitwage Upgrades Bitcoin Payroll Service for EU Customers

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    Bitcoin startup Bitwage has moved to improve its payroll service for customers based in the EU, launching a new upgrade aimed at speeding up the process for users in the region. Founded in 2013, the startup provides a means for employers to pay their workers in bitcoin or fiat currencies, using bitcoin as ...

  • 17 April

    'Millions in Minutes': How Polychain Makes Sense of the Wild West of ICOs

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    Token fever is taking hold in Bitcoinland. Call them ‘token sales’, ‘initial coin offerings’ or just plain ‘ICOs’, the idea that funding a new project can be as simple as creating cryptographically unique units of data, linking them to a blockchain and selling them to the public is attracting venture ...

  • 17 April

    Millions in Minutes: How Polychain Makes Sense of the ICO Wild West

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    Token fever is taking hold in Bitcoinland. Call them ‘token sales’, ‘initial coin offerings’ or just plain ‘ICOs’, the idea that funding a new project can be as simple as creating cryptographically unique units of data, linking them to a blockchain and selling them to the public is attracting venture ...