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December, 2016

  • 2 December

    Bitcoin Price Hits 2-Year High Of $781

    Following Bitcoin’s price has been a wild ride with plenty of ups and downs along the way. November 2013 saw a Bitcoin frenzy with each Bitcoin trading over $1000 a piece, then in 2014 Mt. Gox collapsed and there was a year long decline in price, reaching under $200 per Bitcoin in January, 2015. The price of Bitcoin has slowly …

August, 2016

  • 31 August

    Blockchain Voting is Coming, But It Won’t Be Online (Yet)

    Reposted from Blockchain Technologies Corp.’s Blog Forbes recently published an article about the possibility of using blockchain technology to secure elections. With all of the recent talk about hackers targeting U.S. election systems and blockchain hype cycle in full effect, this seems like a natural story to appear. Considering we have been working on ablockchain voting machine for almost two …

May, 2016

April, 2016

  • 26 April

    Blockchain Technologies Corp. Brings Blockchain Voting To New York

    NEW YORK, NY – Blockchain Technologies Corp. (BTC), the New York-based innovator in blockchain-based voting solutions, has been chosen by the New York Libertarian Party (NYLP) to provide balloted-election services during the party’s 2016 state convention. The event will cover election of officers, members of State Committee and delegates to National Convention, nomination of US Senate candidate, and approval of …

March, 2016

February, 2016

  • 24 February

    Electrum Lightweight Bitcoin Wallet To Be Released Under MIT License

    Summary: Electrum, a popular lightweight Bitcoin wallet, is making a big change with their latest release, version 2.6. It’s not necessarily in the form of fancy new features or major performance upgrades; rather it is in the form of their licensing. Open source software relies on special usage licensing — otherwise it would be trivially easy for someone to take …

  • 24 February

    Blockchain eAuction Platform Being Tested In Ukraine Government Auctions

    Summary: In an effort to bring increased transparency and efficiency to the process of auctioning state owned property, the Ukrainian government is looking to a decentralized blockchain-based solution to facilitate the auction process. “With the help of volunteers from Distributed Lab, Oschadbank, Privatbank, Unitybars and Microsoft we developed a blockchain system yet without rivals in the world,” said Lasha Antadze, a spokesperson …

  • 23 February

    BoostVC To Begin Investing in Ethereum Startups

    Summary: BoostVC, the venture capital firm founded by Adam Draper, has focused solely on investing in Bitcoin companies since 2012. Now, they say, BoostVC will begin looking at expanding their investments into Ethereum-based startups as well. Although many felt skeptical about Ethereum’s lofty goals as a platform — especially since the project took a long time to have anything to show …

  • 23 February

    Update: Bitcoin Core 0.12.0 Released

    Summary: A new version of Bitcoin Core, version 0.12.0 has been released today, 2/23/2016. This is a pretty significant update that brings a number of improvements to the Bitcoin Core wallet and background node service. Changes include: 7x Faster Signature Validation Ability to Limit Upload Traffic Crash Prevention via Memory Pool Limits Option to Send Transactions That Can Be Fee-Boosted …

  • 17 February

    GAW Miners & CEO Josh Garza Charged With Fraud by SEC, Fined $10 Million

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    Summary: GAW Miners and ZenMiner appear to have been a classic ponzi scheme. Customers believed they were buying into a lucrative “cloud mining” operation with guaranteed profits, when in reality Garza had little or no Bitcoin mining hardware and was paying customers from proceeds of other companies. GAW Miners and ZenMiner are reported to have sold $19 million worth of cloud …