Q&A With Apollo18’s Founder, Kirk Durbin ICO Alert: For those who are not familiar with Apollo18, can you explain what it is, and what the team aims to accomplish? Apollo18 is a cryptocurrency mining operation based in Central Pennsylvania. Token holders are rewarded with Ethereum based on the profits generated by the mining farm. Apollo18’s goal […]
ShapeShift buys crypto-conversion startup Bitfract, Thailand says 20 companies have applied for Exchange Licenses, 94 companies join IBM and Maersk Blockchain. ShapeShift Buys Crypto Conversion Startup Bitfract The cryptocurrency conversion platform ShapeShift has purchased Texas-based startup Bitfract. The startup has created a tool that allows users the ability to purchase multiple cryptocurrencies through a single Bitcoin […]
Microsoft has just rolled out an additional consensus mechanism for clients building ethereum-based apps on Azure that does away with mining. Called “proof-of-authority,” the mechanism notably replaces the proof-of-work mining process that is common in public blockchains. However, it is only applicable in a permissioned network scenario – that is, on private or consortium blockchains where […]
The incentive-based software development community has partnered with the Ethereum address-naming provider. According to an August 9 announcement, the team behind Gitcoin, which is a community that incentivizes collaboration in open-source software development, is pushing for Ethereum Name Service (ENS) integration into Dapps. To accomplish this, Gitcoin is funding bounties to encourage Dapp developers to […]
Participation by big names in a big industry could impact international trade. Tech giant IBM and Danish Shipping and logistics company Maersk have announced the creation of a global, blockchain-powered shipping platform, TradeLense, in an official August 9 press release. As of today, 94 organizations have either been early adopters of the program or have […]
The US Patent and Trademark Office recently granted the financial software company a patent to create a bitcoin payment processing system. On Tuesday, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent submitted by Intuit Inc. that enables the company to develop a novel procedure for processing bitcoin transactions. The process described in the patent […]
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