Israel Diamond Exchange to Launch Diamonds-backed Cryptocurrency

The world’s largest diamond exchange hopes cryptocurrency can turn diamonds into a viable financial instrument. The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has announced it signed an agreement with CARATS.IO to launch a digital currency backed by diamonds named CDC (CARATS.IO Diamond Currency). The developers explain that the new cryptocurrency will be based solely on investments in…

iFX EXPO Asia Conference to Kick Off in Hong Kong in January

The first event of 2018 in Hong Kong looks to be the biggest installment of the iFX EXPO yet. CONVERSION PROS, the driving force behind the iFX EXPO financial events, has unveiled its plans for the iFX EXPO Asia 2018 conference in Hong Kong. The event will be the marketing agency’s first conference of the…

Bitcoin Blockchain Data is Now Beamed from Space via Blockstream Satellite

“Today’s launch of Blockstream Satellite gives even more people on the planet the choice to participate in Bitcoin.” San Francisco based blockchain and financial cryptography specialist Blockstream has just announced the availability of Blockstream Satellite, a new service that broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from space. Learn how to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum safely with…

Bank of America Developing a Blockchain for ‘Real-Time’ Card Settlement

Bank of American needs someone with experience developing on Blockchain, Ethereum and Hyperledger. If you ‘re a programmer and want to ensure the success of your career, you seemingly can’t go wrong with focusing on blockchain technology, as it promises to be at the base of all money-related systems in the future. Bank of America…

SegWit (Segregated Witness)- Bitcoin

SegWit (Segregated Witness)- Bitcoin DEFINITION of ‘SegWit (Segregated Witness)’ SegWit is the process by which the block size limit on a blockchain is increased by removing signature data from Bitcoin transactions. When certain parts of a transaction are removed, this frees up space or capacity to add more transactions to the chain. Segregate means to…

Bancor Crowdsale Raises Over $140 Million in Less Than Three Hours

The Bancor fundraiser received 396,619 ETH worth over $142 million at an Ethereum price of $360. The Bancor Protocol’s fundraiser raised 396,619 ETH today, worth over $142 million at an Ethereum price of $360. This was done despite massive malicious cyber attacks on Bancor’s network, website and application – which forced the team to extend…

4 Reasons Why Bitcoin Is Not In A Bubble

Is bitcoin’s price in a bubble? Those who say so believe people are buying the cryptocurrency is for speculative purposes versus its original purpose – for transactions. Get exclusive analysis of bitcoin and learn from our trading tutorials. Join Hacked.com for just $39 now. Nathan Martin, writing in Economic Edge, believes most are buying bitcoin…

Ethereum’s Market Cap Reaches $8 Billion, as Prices Jump Near $90

After some amazing gains you’d think ethereum would take a break, but someone pressed on the gas pedal today, making it jump $10 in around three hours, up from around $75-$80 to almost $90, giving it a market cap of more than $8 billion. That’s $1 billion more than just yesterday, but where is all…

Introducing Ethereum Development – Part 5 – Deployment

In this series, we have followed fictional character Alice as she builds out a donation system with Ethereum. So far, she has built and tested a smart contract and would now like to deploy it (before starting work on the frontend GUI for her app). After some research on the web, she decides to try…