2017 was a very active year for blockchain and cryptocurrency patent filings. The number of significant patent applications appears to be on the rise throughout the first few months of 2018. Here are some of the highlights that you should know about. Highest Blockchain/Crypto Patent-producing Nations According to an analysis recently released by Thomson Reuters, […]
iStock.com/Nawadoln Ethereum News Update As Ethereum prices trended lower on Wednesday morning, my attention was drawn to a Bloomberg report claiming that cryptocurrency hedge funds are facing a “reckoning” in 2018. Are they really? The article says that nine hedge funds have already exited the market, while the rest are sustaining heavy losses. And according […]
Ethereum’s ether (ETH) token fell 47.5 percent in the first three months of 2018 – its worst quarterly drop on record. While the notable slump came amid a general downturn afflicting the cryptocurrency markets, it was also exacerbated by problems more unique, perhaps, to ethereum. However, although the decline appears major at first glance, it […]
It wasn’t the talk he was supposed to give. At the Deconomy conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin scrapped a plan to discuss his 12-month vision for the world’s second-largest blockchain, opting for a more general discussion on blockchain and its potential. That said, the discussion with fellow ethereum research […]
Russia may allow Venezuela to purchase auto parts from a domestic manufacturer using its controversial state digital currency, the petro. Both countries are presently subject to US sanctions. Following a meeting between representatives of the Venezuelan and Russian governments, Venezuela’s Foreign Trade Minister José Vielma Mora announced that attendees had discussed the possibility of using […]
Chinese tech giant Bitmain announced that they are releasing an Ethash ASIC miner, according to a tweet April 3. In the tweet, Bitmain says that the Antminer E3 is the “world’s most powerful and efficient EtHash ASIC miner.” The units will retail for $800 each and according to the tweet, are not available in China, […]
To avoid the risks of exchange hacks and price slippage, some wealthy cryptocurrency investors are turning to firms that facilitate over-the-counter (OTC) trade. If I asked the average person to buy some bitcoin, chances are good that they would search “buy bitcoin” on Google. In an instant, they would be bombarded by advertisements for various […]
Humana, along with other prominent healthcare organizations, has announced a blockchain pilot for medical data sharing. Five healthcare firms are planning to join forces for a pilot project that will use blockchain technology to improve the accuracy of healthcare provider data and reduce the costs associated with keeping that information up to date. On April […]
Contents ICO phase Telegram Open Network ICO phase During the initial ICO phase, Telegram has managed to raise an impressive sum of $850,000,000, which at the time was one of the largest amounts raised during coin offering to date. This time, no longer than two months after the first record breaking crowdsale, another 850 million […]
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