Apple Inc. may be looking at blockchain systems for timestamp verification, according to published patent filings. On December 7, 2017, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application filed by Apple Inc. that would utilize a blockchain-based “multi-check architecture” to provide timestamp verification. Apple’s filing details the use of “Public Key Infrastructure” and […]
This Sunday, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is slated to become the first traditional institution to offer bitcoin derivatives, a development that has raised concerns from the Futures Industry Association (FIA) among others. This morning, ETHNews spoke with CBOE, which provided a response to an open letter from FIA to the Commodity Futures Trading […]
A new commissioner has been appointed to the United Nations’ Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development. The UN’s Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development’s (BCSD) Board of Commissioners has inducted Lawrence Cummins, CEO of blockchain-focused Black Cactus Global, Inc, as a member. Established in September of 2017, the UN commission brings together leaders from countries around the […]
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Coinbase surged to the top of Apple’s digital App Store charts during a recent spike in cryptocurrency interest. On Thursday, December 8, 2017, amid speculation and soaring bitcoin prices, the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase briefly enjoyed a place at the top of Apple’s App Store. As its popularity continues to rise, the exchange has admittedly felt […]
Cryptocurrency still depends largely on fiat touchpoints. As banks prevent cryptocurrency exchanges from operating in Bulgaria, it’s unclear how the situation will shake out. Meanwhile, Bulgarian authorities themselves hold a massive number of bitcoins. Bulgarian banks have closed accounts belonging to a number of cryptocurrency exchanges, according to local reports. First Investment Bank, the country’s […]
Moscow’s government has launched an Ethereum-based blockchain on which it will hold votes through its Active Citizen program. The Ethereum Voting System works with participants establishing themselves as nodes in this network using a Parity client. On December 4, the government of Moscow issued a press release announcing a pilot project that would start migrating […]
As if bitcoin itself has not inspired sufficient confusion and various reactions, now regulators must contend with cryptocurrency derivatives like Bitcoin Futures option contracts. Just as financial authorities were coming to terms with bitcoin, there’s a new challenge on their hands: cryptocurrency derivatives. This week, South Korean regulators moved to ban bitcoin derivatives, according to […]
DLT, mate? “Yes, please,” says the Australian Securities Exchange. On December 7, 2017, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announced that it will use distributed ledger technology to record shareholdings and manage the clearing and settlement of equity transactions in Australia. The system, which was developed by Digital Asset (DA), will replace the Clearing House Electronic […]
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