The Copyright for the Satoshi White Paper is Already Causing Trouble

Craig Wright’s copyright registration of the original bitcoin white paper is starting to create ripple effects. On May 28 Scribd, a service for posting downloadable documents on the Internet, notified CoinDesk that it had pulled down our copy of the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper. “This is a notification that Scribd’s BookID copyright protection system has […]

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Institutional Interests Are Driving Bitcoin’s Resurgance, Entire Crypto Market In Flux

Bitcoin’s price rebound is bringing renewed attention to crypto adoption, and all signs point to significant investment moving into blockchain assets over the course of the next few months. Not surprisingly, comparisons are being made to 2017, when Bitcoin, and many altcoins, rapidly increased in value, reaching all-time highs in early 2018. Nevertheless, much has […]

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SBI Ripple Asia to Trial Store Settlement Service for XRP-Powered Payments App MoneyTap

SBI Ripple Asia — a subsidiary of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings — is launching a store settlement service affiliated with SBI Holdings and Ripple’s jointly developed consumer-focused XRP-powered payments app MoneyTap. The news was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on May 30. As previously reported, MoneyTap — which launched in the fall of last […]

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Bitcoin Price Briefly Hits $9,000 Before ‘Fakeout’ Dump to $8,000 in Minutes

By CCN: On May 31, the bitcoin price briefly hit $9,000, achieving a new 2019 high in a powerful recovery from around $8,500. Within minutes, the bitcoin price crashed from $9,000 to $8,200, falling as low as $8,000 on Bitstamp. The bitcoin price briefly dropped to $8,000 on Bitstamp, a strictly regulated European exchange (source: […]

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WEF Launches Blockchain, AI, IoT Policy Councils

The Forums Logo is seen in this Picture taken at the Annual Meeting 2019 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 20, 2019. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell The World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched six councils covering some of the most pressing technology areas, namely blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), […]

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Ethereum Classic May Delay Upcoming Hard Fork ‘Atlantis’

Ethereum classic’s open-source developer team failed to reach a consensus Thursday on whether to move forward with a forthcoming system-wide code upgrade as outlined, effectively sending the planned batch of upgrades back to a drafting stage. Developers have been deliberating on a set of 10 proposals to be integrated into the protocol since February, an upgrade […]

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