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Codex Unveils Blockchain Protocol For Arts And Collectibles Traceability

Blockchain startup Codex has unveiled its provenance-based protocol that aims to tap into the US$2 trillion arts and collectibles (A&C) asset class. The company is building the Codex Protocol Title Registry, a decentralized title registry for the A&C market comprised of Codex Titles. A Codex Title will include records of the (more…)

Cornell Professor Claims Ethereum is More Distributed and Decentralized Than Bitcoin

According to a study led by Cornell professor Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell research professor Robbert van Renesse, and LinkedIn researcher Adem Efe Gencer, Ethereum’s nodes are better distributed than bitcoin, and thus the network is more decentralized than bitcoin. The paper entitled “Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum” analyzed nodes in the (more…)

Blockchain-Powered Startup Stock Exchange Funderbeam To List Hatcher+ Portfolio Companies

Singapore-based venture investment platform Hatcher+ has announced that shares in its individual portfolio companies will be listed on Funderbeam’s blockchain-based startup marketplace, providing investors with a secondary market on which they can buy and sell shares to interested buyers. A spokesperson for the company told CoinJournal that the new listings (more…)

BTC.com Lowers Bitcoin Transaction Costs Through Dynamic Fees and SegWit

BTC.com, the first bitcoin wallet platform in the cryptocurrency market to integrate Bitcoin Cash and SegWit simultaneously, has recently implemented a dynamic fee system to automatically calculate the lowest fee users can attach to have their transactions processed on the Bitcoin blockchain network. In a blog post published on January 11th, (more…)

Ethereum Pioneer and Early Contributor Says ETH Could Triple in 2018

Ether, the cryptocurrency native to the Ethereum network, could triple in value in 2018 as businesses in various industries are beginning to recognize the potential of Ethereum. The surge in the number of projects being built on the platform, coupled with increasing public interest in the cryptocurrency market, could push (more…)

China’s Search Engine Giant Baidu Launches Blockchain Open Platform

Image credit: Baidu’s Beijing office by Jon Russell via Flickr Baidu, China’s search engine giant, has launched its very own blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) offering. The new open platform intends to provide the “most user-friendly blockchain tool” to businesses. According to the dedicated webpage, Baidu Trust is “a self-developed project based on blockchain technology.” The (more…)

South Korean Police Did Not Raid Cryptocurrency Exchanges, FUD Triggers Market

This week, several Western mainstream media outlets have falsely reported that South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges were “raided” by local police and authorities. More inaccurate reports regarding the current state of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange market led the entire cryptocurrency market to decline in value, demonstrating a similar effect to that (more…)

Crypto Craze: Towards A Bursting Bubble?

Cryptocurrencies had an incredible year in 2017: Bitcoin jumped more than 1,300%, Ethereum rallied 8,600%, and the overall cryptocurrency market rose to nearly US$650 billion by the end of the year, an astronomical 3,720% increase compared with January’s “tiny” US$17 billion market capitalization. 2017 was the year that smaller, lesser known (more…)

South Korean Investor Brags About $24 Million Bitcoin Profit, Government Now Chasing Taxes

On January 9, MoneyToday, one of the most widely read finance and business news publications in South Korea, reported that a South Korean investor has made a $22 million profit off a $90 investment in bitcoin he likely made in 2011. For a $90 investment to turn into $22 million, the (more…)

Kodak Stock Jumps 125% on ‘KodakCoin’ Cryptocurrency, ICO News

Shares of Eastman Kodak Company jumped 125% following news that the former camera and film giant was venturing into the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Kodak and strategic partner WENN Digital announced on Tuesday that they were developing a blockchain-based called KodakOne for image rights management and its cryptocurrency called KodakCoin. A (more…)