Experts Discuss Blockchain and Democracy and The ‘Freedom of Money’ at BlockShow Americas

BlockShow Americas 2018 kicked off this morning in Las Vegas, gathering over 1,500 attendees and 80 speakers from the blockchain industry from more than 50 countries worldwide to discuss the hottest topics that affect the blockchain community. Today, the Main Stage brought into focus governmental initiatives, blockchain’s impact on major industries, and the latest updates …

China’s Largest Electric Bus Operator and Blockchain Firm Partner in $24 Billion Deal

U.S. technology firm Seven Stars Cloud Group (SSC) announced it had entered a deal with China’s largest electric bus operator to provide finance services using blockchain technology August 20. In a press release, NASDAQ-traded SSC said its partnership with the National Transportation Capacity Co Ltd (NTS) would run for three years and was worth $24 …

Despite Market Gains on the Day, Bitcoin Remains Below $6,500, Ethereum Loses $300 Support

August 19: The crypto market picture shows signs of recovery following last week’s major market crash, but momentum has not yet rallied sufficiently to indicate a categorical reversal of the bear market. August 17 saw the first major attempt to reverse fortunes, but these gains have not been widely consolidated. At press time, Bitcoin (BTC) …

Joseph Lubin Embraces Crypto Bubbles, While Playboy Gets Impatient for Blockchain

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin Doesn’t Believe Market Collapse …

Uber’s Largest Shareholder SoftBank Denies Deal With Bitmain, Other Investments Uncertain

An official from SoftBank has denied their involvement in the investment deal with Bitcoin (BTC) mining behemoth Bitmain that was reported last week by both crypto and mainstream media sources. As previously reported, Bitmain had allegedly sealed a pre-Initial Public Offering (IPO) financing deal which had brought its valuation to $15 billion. Both Chinese tech …

ETN vs. ETF: Which Is the Investor’s Dream?

There has been a big push for investors to be able to buy Bitcoin without actually having to buy the digital currency. Products — such as futures — have entered the market and upon their arrival in early December last year, Bitcoin rallied toward $20,000. However, the biggest prize on offer for investors — mainly …

How Blockchain Developer Failed The Vice Industry Token

As the Los Angeles Times reported on Aug. 14, Playboy — one of the pioneers in global erotica — is suing the Canadian firm Global Blockchain Technologies (BLOC), claiming that it failed to integrate blockchain technology into Playboy’s online media channels. Playboy Enterprises has filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and …

Capital One Applies for Blockchain-Based Collaborative Authentication System Patent

American bank holding corporation Capital One has filed a patent application for the implementation of blockchain technology in user authentication, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) August 16. According to the document, the inquiry is a continuation of a patent application submitted by Capital One to the USPTO …