Bitcoin (BTC) is working its way through the key supply zone above $7,500 and could test resistance at $7,870 in the next 24 hours, the technical charts indicate. The cryptocurrency looked primed for a corrective rally yesterday, having created a bullish outside-day candle on Tuesday. However, the bulls had a tough time absorbing supply around 50-candle…

ICOs, I don’t see results. That’s the growing complaint among investors who are passionate about blockchain technology but frustrated with a lack of tangible progress on professional risk management strategies across major token projects. “A lot of the projects that raise money, they’re not really reporting what they are spending it on,” said Meltem Demirors,…

Software giant Intel is looking to protect a novel way to verify transactions on a distributed ledger. In a filing released last Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company outlines a method by which it would partition and update distributed ledgers automatically, with a processor able to independently verify that new blocks…

A 17th century Italian mansion is being auctioned on a blockchain, in what could be a major real-world application of the nascent technology. Beverly Hills real estate brokerage Hilton & Hyland is partnering with blockchain startup Propy to auction the Palazzetto inside of the Palazzo Albertoni Spinola, a mansion built between 1580 and 1616. The…

A group of companies piloting a blockchain-based insurance platform for the global shipping industry announced on Friday that the technology is now live in commercial use. Dubbed Insurwave, the blockchain platform was developed by professional services firm Ernst & Young and software company Guardtime based on Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based technology. As previously reported by CoinDesk, the…

Australia, 24th of May, 2018 – An Australian Company UDT Corporation supported by research from UNSW, UTS and Monash University are building UCOT, the world’s first digitised supply chain ecosystem powered by the latest 5G NB-IoT and blockchain technologies disrupting a trillion dollar global supply chain economy. UCOT tracks every step of the supply chain…

HoweyCoins: The SEC’s Way to Say “Don’t Buy that ICO” “The SEC Has an Opportunity You Won’t Want to Miss: Act Now!”, the title for an official press release for a fraudulent coin offering from the SEC reads. That opportunity is HoweyCoins, “an all too good to be true investment” that “isn’t real,” the release…

Australians lost at least $2.1 million to cryptocurrency-based scams last year such as by paying ransoms in virtual coins or being lured to invest in fake initial coin offerings. The number is an upgrade on previously released figures, though the loss numbers may be inflated by the peak in value of cryptocurrencies in December last…

The current status of cryptocurrency legality all over the globe is complex – different governments around the world are reacting in wildly varying ways as they are faced with this new regulatory predicament. Some A lot of national governments still haven’t decided – leaving crypto investors and blockchain teams in a state of limbo or…

The cowboy state’s Republican Governor Matt Mead signed a number of laws that are set to attract the booming crypto industry to the state. The state also has tried to explain what cryptocurrency is, terming it as a type of digital currency that can be redeemed for goods and services. It’s laws also exempts cryptocurrencies…

IOTA (MIOTA)–Of all the reasons to take interest in IOTA, the project’s method for handling network scale is paramount. Let’s look at a brief history of how Bitcoin scaling issues have evolved over time. In 2013 and 2014, the talk surrounding Bitcoin was as a digital form of money that could be sent for free…

The price of Bitcoin soared over the last year, which created a buzz for cryptocurrencies and sparked interest in massive Bitcoin mining operations everywhere. With all these new mining facilities popping up, cryptocurrency mining’s energy usage has also reached new heights. An energy research company based in the UK found that in the year 2017, the amount of electricity used to mine…

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If you’re struggling to do business or just live under your country’s administration, a movement of philanthropists, academics and investors is working on a very sci-fi alternative. Nathalie Mezza-Garcia is a political scientist turned “seavangelesse” — her term for an evangelist in favor of living off the grid — and on the ocean. Mezza-Garcia spoke…

Sometime you have to act like a huckster to catch a huckster. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday made like an excitable late-night infomercial announcer as it amped up its battle to warn investors against possible too-good-to-be-true crypto-asset come-ons. “The SEC Has an Opportunity You Won’t Want to Miss: Act Now!” the regulator screamed…

Even though cryptocurrency values have thus far been difficult to predict, there are a few key components of determining a project’s success. One of the biggest factors is technology. While investors don’t necessarily have to know about the technical details of a project, it’s still important to see some progress in this area. Testnets are…