Month: July 2018

Chicago Blockchain Project to Hold First Voice of Blockchain Event

Chicago Blockchain Project to Hold First Voice of Blockchain Event

BLOCKCHAIN
ADVERTISEMENTSShare with:Chicago Blockchain Project (CBP) announced today that it will be hosting its first Voice of Blockchain conference on Aug. 24 and 25 at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The event will be held in partnership with Chicago-based tech co-working space 1871 and decentralized democratic governance protocol Democracy Earth. “Voice of Blockchain is a two-day conference gathering industry influencers, leaders in blockchain, government and business and 5,000 attendees to shape the ongoing conversation on blockchain today,” according to a press release published by CBP on July 31. CBP is an organization that focuses on developing Chicago as the premier global blockchain technology hub through education, marketing, software and community development. In line with its vision, the Voice of
In-alpha-testing crypto-exclusive wealth management app B21 accepts cash via Flexepin partnership

In-alpha-testing crypto-exclusive wealth management app B21 accepts cash via Flexepin partnership

BITCOIN, BLOCKCHAIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY
Gibraltar-registered crypto assets-exclusive personal wealth management mobile phone application B21, which is currently in alpha testing, announced in a press release CoinReport received from Transform, B21’s PR agency, the provision of digital asset-investment-with-cash service to its in-alpha-testing users in partnership with cash top-up voucher Flexepin. Existing B21 users can, and future ones will be able to, fund their crypto asset investment accounts maintained with the firm using Flexepin vouchers available to buy at thousands of retail locations across Australia and Canada, with thousands more across the UK and Europe planned over the coming months. Flexepin is particularly suited to consumers who wish to pay with cash as a preferred payment method for online or onsite purchases.
Cryptocurrencies and private capital management: CINDX platform allows easy and profitable investment in cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies and private capital management: CINDX platform allows easy and profitable investment in cryptocurrencies

CRYPTOCURRENCY
The global market of private capital management is developing exponentially. According to the fоrecаst of the EY consulting company, the volume of net invested assets belonging to retail investors who have $1 million worth of assets will grow from current $55 billion to almost $70 billion by 2021. Alternative investment products enjoy ever increasing attention of investors; it is the response of the market to the financial crisis of the end of the 2000s that undermined the confidence in such traditional assets as shares and government bonds. “Passionate” investments: this is how the experts of the consulting company characterise the assets that become more and more popular among the retail investors. Cryptocurrencies are one of such assets. According to an opinio
Larry King, Dash CEO Ryan Taylor to speak at Blockchain Futurist Conference

Larry King, Dash CEO Ryan Taylor to speak at Blockchain Futurist Conference

BITCOIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY
Larry King at Celebrity Fight Night XXIII in Phoenix, Arizona. March 18th, 2017.Canada’s first blockchain and digital currency event and marketing firm, Untraceable Inc., announced in a press release CoinReport received from Wachsman, Untraceable’s communications firm, the addition of renowned American TV host and GEAR Blockchain board member Larry King and Dash CEO Ryan Taylor to the distinguished speakers list of its upcoming inaugural blockchain event, Blockchain Futurist Conference. The event will take place from August 15th to 16th in Toronto, Canada. The conference’s updated list of speakers includes: Larry King Dash Core Group, Inc. CEO Ryan Taylor Ethereum co-founder and Decentral and Jaxx founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio GEAR Blockchain Board member and Forbes & Manhattan cha
Research: phishing accounts for 56% of stolen ICO tokens

Research: phishing accounts for 56% of stolen ICO tokens

CRYPTOCURRENCY
The most effective way to steal cryptocurrencies and tokens is phishing, and MyEtherWallet is the leader by phishing copies. The cybersecurity company Group IB made a rating of cryptocurrency platforms with the greatest number of phishing sites. The leader is MyEtherWallet with more than 2,200 phishing sites. EtherDelta and Bittrex are also in the top-3, with 18 and 17 phishing sites, respectively. At the same time, experts note that the greatest activity of hackers in the cryptocurrency market was demonstrated in the period from the second quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017. According to Group-IB, about $115 million was stolen during this period using phishing sites. In general, phishing accounts for approximately 56% of all stolen ICO funds. According t...
Roger Ver cracks down on Lightning Network calling it “unproven technology”

Roger Ver cracks down on Lightning Network calling it “unproven technology”

CRYPTOCURRENCY
Eccentric critic of the original bitcoin and supporter of Bitcoin Cash attacked the Lightning Network, which is designed to scale the bitcoin system and accelerate its mass adoption. Roger Ver in a video message spoke about his distrust in the technology of Lightning Network. He recalled the words of bitcoin enthusiast Andreas Antonopoulos, who recently stated that the Lightning Network is still in the "very early early stages of development and most of the clients are still in BETA category," adding that there are vulnerabilities and thus it should not be run on mainnet. According to Ver, Antonopoulos's statement confirms what Ver has been speaking about for a long time. Ver called the Lightning Network technology "unproved" and subject to multiple vulnerabilities, whic...
Ex-soccer stars, technologists announce DLT-powered social network Olyseum for sports fans

Ex-soccer stars, technologists announce DLT-powered social network Olyseum for sports fans

BLOCKCHAIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY
Soccer, Bloomington, Indiana. The offensive player (in red) has sprinted past two defenders (in white) and is about to shoot the ball at the goal or pass it across the field to a teammate in front of the goal.Former FC Barcelona players Carles Puyol, Iván de la Peña and Andrés Iniesta together with Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most notorious hacker, and trained neuroscientist Carlos Grenoir have announced a distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain-powered social network called Olyseum to empower sports fans. Grenoir is the CEO and Mitnick is the chief security officer of Olyseum, while the ex-soccer players are the co-founders. The social network, which is expected to officially launch later in 2018, will connect fans with their sporting heroes, aiming to forge closer, meaningful rela
Government Affiliated Russian University Launches Blockchain Courses

Government Affiliated Russian University Launches Blockchain Courses

CRYPTOCURRENCY
The problem of trust in crypto economics, the risks of private investors in cryptocurrency market are just some of the issues discussed during the two-week summer blockchain courses at the Finance University working under the Government of the Russian Federation. The educational courses were organized by the adviser at the Financial University rectorate, candidate of economic sciences Alexander Didenko. The school was open from 17 to 30 July, with more than 30 participants attending lectures of experts on cryptography, economics, law and computer technologies. On 30 July, the blockchain school summarized the most discussable issues related to the blockchain industry. Russian experts concluded that it is vital to study energy constraints under various scenarios while plan...
Pantera Capital: bitcoin will grow to $21,000 by the end of 2018

Pantera Capital: bitcoin will grow to $21,000 by the end of 2018

CRYPTOCURRENCY
Pantera Capital investment fund revealed results of its work for five years and forecasted the growth of bitcoin price in 2018 and 2019. Pantera Capital Fund, launched in 2013, reported that fund’s lifetime return is 10,136.15% net of fees and expenses. In its blog, the fund recalls that on 21 August 2013, when bitcoin was trading at $104.48, Dan Morehead, the founder of the fund, wrote in a letter to investors that bitcoin is similar to gold and that it will necessarily grow in value. "I think it’s north of 50% chance that the world adopts a global currency/payment system in which free cryptography replaces the very expensive “trust” charged by banks/VISA-MasterCard/Western Union/PayPal/etc. Bitcoin dominates cash, electronic fiat money, gold, bearer bonds, large
Smart contracts for everyone: #MetaHash project proposes platform to easily create safe smart contracts

Smart contracts for everyone: #MetaHash project proposes platform to easily create safe smart contracts

CRYPTOCURRENCY
One of the most attractive possibilities offered by the blockchain is the creation of smart contracts. Many organisations including state agencies, commercial groups and philanthropic societies see them as a possibility to enhance the efficiency of their work and reduce operative costs. The Ethereum ecosystem has so far remained the most popular platform to write smart contracts. At the end of the 1st quarter of 2018, the number of new Ethereum-based smart contracts exceeded 536,000. However, writing smart contracts requires knowledge of programming languages which are not so popular and widespread. Researchers from the London University College, having conducted a massive study, discovered that of one million smart contracts deployed in the Ethereum network, 34,...