Tag Archives: Bitcoin

Microsoft May Build Identity System with Bitcoin Lightning Network

Microsoft, the world’s sixth-largest IT company by revenue, will have both cryptocurrency and stock markets watching as they announce its blockchain-based decentralized identity system at Consensus 2018 in New York City.The news may be especially bullish for Bitcoin as Microsoft developers hint they will use the actual Bitcoin chain to build the platform.Microsoft to Present Decentralized Identity PoC at… Read More »

First Crypto Exchange Using Nasdaq’s Tech Announces Launch, Excluding US Customers

The first cryptocurrency exchange to use US stock market giant Nasdaq’s technology revealed it plans to launch next month in an exclusive with Finance Magnates Monday, May 14. Nasdaq, the second largest stock exchange in world by market capitalization after the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is providing the technology to power the new centralized crypto exchange, DX,… Read More »

Goldman Sachs Opens Bitcoin to Institutional Investors

Adam James · May 14, 2018 · 11:00 am Goldman Sachs will help institutional investors bet on Bitcoin price — but what will it do to the cryptocurrency market?  Goldman Goes All In Following a slew of inquiries from hedge funds, foundations, and endowments benefiting from Bitcoin millionaires, Goldman Sachs has become the first regulated financial institution to… Read More »

Bitcoin Price Historically Surges With Consensus Conference, Data Shows

Osato Avan-Nomayo · May 14, 2018 · 9:00 am The fourth annual Consensus conference, Bitcoin’s biggest event of the year, begins today, May 14, 2018. Will bitcoin price surge once again during the event as it has in previous three years? RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BITCOIN PRICE AND CONSENSUS A look at the previous three Consensus Conferences shows significant crypto price… Read More »

OKEx CEO Quits To ‘Start New Life’ As Exchange Overtakes Binance As World’s Largest

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx sparked criticism May 14 as its CEO resigned.  The move comes the same week the exchange’s trade volumes reportedly overtook those of market leader Binance. As Bloomberg reports today, quoting two statements from the exchange, OKEx CEO Chris Lee left his position in order to “start a new life.” According to an unnamed spokeswoman,… Read More »

Netherlands’ Biggest Crypto Exchange Removes Bitcoin Cash Before Hard Fork

Wilma Woo · May 14, 2018 · 7:00 am The Netherlands’ largest cryptocurrency exchange BL3P has announced it will remove Bitcoin Cash by May 15. B3LP: Hard Fork Was ‘Reason’ To Boot BCH In a blog post May 10, the exchange said that it had been “planning” to stop supporting the altcoin, but that its upcoming hard fork… Read More »

Australian Health Service Provider Asked to Pay $15,000 Bitcoin Ransom

Cyber attacks are a very big problem in day and age. In a lot of cases, such threats are designed to steal sensitive information from companies and service providers. Australia’s Family Planning NSW recently fell victim to such an attack which saw thousands of patients almost having their sensitive details exposed. The criminals demanded a Bitcoin ransom for… Read More »

First Bitcoin Smart Contracts Sidechain Now Secured By 1 in 10 Miners

The first bitcoin smart contracts sidechain just reached an early milestone. To be revealed Monday at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference, RSK, the startup that built the long-anticipated technology, touted as a way to bring ethereum-style smart contracts to the world’s largest cryptocurrency, is issuing new details on the number of bitcoin users dedicating computing power to backing the… Read More »