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Blockwart: Is (US) DISA eyeing Blockchain? -- 18 Jan 2018 - Blockwart   Blockchain has taken a firm foothold in the financial industry as the foundational technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The decentralized, encrypted technology allows for transparent tracking and proponents tout its security. Now, officials at the Department of Defense are looking closely at how they could apply it to ... Read More
“Altcoin Killer”? The Sidechains Breakthrough Almost Everyone in Bitcoin Missed -- 17 Jan 2018 - Blockwart You've heard of proof of work, but what about proofs of proofs of work? A complex notion, the research on "Non-Interactive Proofs of Proofs of Work," or NiPoPoW, released in October, has received very little attention so far but is heralded as breaking through one of the major roadblocks ... Read More
Blockwart – New Hashrate Milestone: 20 Exahash / sec -- 17 Jan 2018 - Blockwart Hashrate distribution 17 JAN 2018 https://blockchain.info/pools?timespan=24hours    
Blockwart – Germany: 32 Journalisten, an denen 2018 kein Startup vorbeikommt -- 17 Jan 2018 - Blockwart Auf Grundlage einer internen Auswertung erstellen wir seit 2010 für deutsche-startups.de eine Liste mit Redakteuren, die sich auf die Trends und Neuigkeiten der Start-up-Szene spezialisiert haben. Hier ist die Liste mit Journalisten, an denen 2018 kein Startup vorbeikommt. Wer mit seinem Unternehmen schnellstmöglich Bekanntheit erlangen möchte, benötigt neben einem ... Read More
Blockwart – Watch Whom You Tell about Your Bitcoin Holdings: Russian Blogger Who ‘Boasted’ About Crypto Wealth Beaten and Robbed For $425k in Leningrad Oblast -- 16 Jan 2018 - Blockwart A Russian cryptocurrency investor and blogger known online as Pavel Nyashin was attacked and robbed in his home in Leningrad Oblast the night of Jan. 14. The assailants stole funds worth 24 mln rubles ($425,000), according to local media. Nyashin was tied and beaten while a group of masked ... Read More
Blockwart: Bitcoin Drug Money Laundering Is Highly Centralized -- 16 Jan 2018 - Blockwart   A joint report by Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance and Elliptic, a cryptocurrency forensics firm, has indicated that Bitcoin laundering for illicit drug activity is a highly centralized process. The report’s authors, Yaya Fanusi and Tom Robinson, indicate that much of illicit Bitcoin is laundered through mixers, ... Read More
Blockwart: Xapo CEO Foresees A Single Blockchain To Move All Value: “Most Likely” Bitcoin’s -- 16 Jan 2018 - Blockwart During a Facebook Live interview between Xapo CEO and Paypal board member Wences Casares and PayPal CEO Dan Schulman on Jan. 12, Casares explained his vision of a single “robust” Blockchain to move value globally, saying Bitcoin (BTC)’s Blockchain would likely play this role. He also predicted that BTC ... Read More
Jonas Schnelli Wants You to Run a Bitcoin Full Node -- 15 Jan 2018 - 200 gigabytes. That's the maximum load some personal laptops will store. It's also roughly the amount of space the bitcoin blockchain currently requires. These bloating storage requirements are a longstanding problem for the community's efforts to keep bitcoin decentralized. But Bitcoin Core contributor and maintainer Jonas Schnelli has spent the ... Read More
Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018 -- 11 Jan 2018 - TAO = Tokenized Asset Offering   As we enter 2018, it appears that blockchain's contribution to capital formation has only begun. An unfortunate influx of both naive and bad actors begs for regulatory scrutiny, obscuring the intentions of ethical market participants anxious to operate within an informed set of dynamic ... Read More
Kodak Debuts Bitcoin Miner as Blockchain Pivot Juices Stock Price -- 11 Jan 2018 - Kodak has licensed its name to a new bitcoin mining product, an announcement that came after the U.S. firm made waves by revealing that it is lending its name to a new photo-centric cryptocurrency. The Kodak KashMiner, as Business Insider reports, was on display at the CES tech trade show ... Read More
China’s Bitmain Expands to Switzerland as China Cools to Bitcoin Miners -- 11 Jan 2018 - Bitmain, the China-based bitcoin mining giant, has set up a new subsidiary in Switzerland. A report from Swiss-based news service Handelszeitung states that the company has based the subsidiary, Bitmain Switzerland, in Zug. The locale is the home of the "Crypto Valley," an area where a number of cryptocurrency and blockchain ... Read More
Smart Contracts Proposal MAST Inches Closer to Bitcoin’s Code -- 10 Jan 2018 - A long-standing proposal to bring "smarter" smart contracts to bitcoin's main net has just taken one step closer to implementation. Developers have submitted a pull request for Merkelized Abstract Syntax Trees (MAST), marking the first time this smart contracts proposal has been the subject of a pull request seeking its ... Read More
Schnorr Signatures Could Help Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Issue -- 08 Jan 2018 - The Schnorr signatures algorithm promises to help to address one of the most pressing problems affecting Bitcoin today: scalability. Additionally, Schnorr signatures could help protect Bitcoin from certain types of spam attacks. An array of new technologies and schemes are being proposed that could help address Bitcoin’s scalability problem, such ... Read More
Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities: Easy-to-Read Description of One of the Worst Security Leaks – All Intel CPUs Since 1995 Affected -- 04 Jan 2018 - A background on the vulnerabilities: an easy-to-read description of what they are and the immediate and longer-term effects that Meltdown and Spectre will have on the services and software that we rely on. And why having a really secure platform for the 1st time ever (i.e. PoW Blockchain) is such ... Read More
Blockchain Mining Can Power Neuroscience, Says Matrix Chief AI Scientist -- 27 Dec 2017 - At this year’s BlockShow Asia, Yangdong Deng, chief AI scientist of Blockchain startup Matrix, explained how inserting Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the Blockchain ecosystem would make it possible to use Bitcoin mining computational power for scientific innovation. According to Deng, the current computing power being used in Bitcoin mining operations ... Read More
Record with Power: Elon Musk’s South Australian Battery Responded in Just 140 Milliseconds After a Coal-Fired Power Plant Failed -- 25 Dec 2017 - Elon Musk's giant lithium ion battery in South Australia has responded in record time to the first power failure since it was installed as a back up power source. It comes just weeks after Musk won a $US13 million bet that he would supply South Australia with the Tesla battery within 100 ... Read More
SingularityNET: ICO to Build Next Generation AI Raises $36 Million in 60 Seconds (as announced by robot “Sophia”) -- 23 Dec 2017 - "Artificial intelligence and machine learning are hot trends in computing these days, but are largely controlled by massive corporations. These corporate titans develop their own proprietary systems and software and keep it in-house."   SingularityNET raised $36 mln in one minute, completely selling out of its native AGI tokens. While ... Read More
Another Ethereum Killer? Smart Contracts For Bitcoin: New Language Ivy Claims to Make it Easier -- 21 Dec 2017 - Blockchain development platform Chain has announced the launch of Ivy, a programming language they claim makes it possible to write smart contracts for Bitcoin’s Blockchain. Generally, smart contracts are associated with Ethereum, the Blockchain that was created to support Turing-complete, or computationally universal, smart contracts. In a blog post Monday, ... Read More
Talk about a 1:1 copy of my business plan: GMO Internet’s Crypto Mining Facility Is Up and Running -- 21 Dec 2017 - GMO Internet, a publicly listed IT firm in Japan, has officially launched its cryptocurrency mining operation. The mining unit was previously unveiled in September, with a goal of going live with it in the first quarter of 2018. GMO has pursued a number of cryptocurrency-related business lines in the past ... Read More
Bitcoin Futures, Explained -- 18 Dec 2017 - 1. What are futures? Futures are an agreement to buy or sell an asset on a specific future date at a specific price. Once the futures contract has been entered, both parties have to buy and sell at the agreed-upon price, irrespective of what the actual market price is at ... Read More
Patent Filing: Boeing Eyes Blockchain in Bid to Fight GPS Spoofing -- 18 Dec 2017 - A new patent filing from Boeing suggests that the aircraft manufacturing giant is looking at how blockchain can help protect in-flight GPS receivers. In a patent application released last Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the developer of the world’s most popular airliner details an "onboard backup and ... Read More
Linux Foundation’s Blockchain consortium Hyperledger loses members, funding -- 17 Dec 2017 - Admittedly, 90% of Hyperledger projects are Proof-of-Stake - not even Blockchain at all. And to call IBM's "Fabric" contibution "Blockchain" is really a stretch. That makes Hyperledger a hot-podge of stuff, but lacks clear focus. Hopefully this focus will be tightened soon, if it really wants to stay relevant. --- ... Read More
Researchers Reveal First-Ever Complete Quantum Chip Architecture -- 16 Dec 2017 - Researchers at the University of New South Wales have revealed an architectural structure that solves some of the stability issues that are facing quantum computing scientists, according to a recent report. The new architecture, which the report compared in significance to landing a man on the Moon, utilizes currently available ... Read More
Ethereum ‘High Severity’ Browser Bug Could Put User Funds At Risk -- 16 Dec 2017 - Stick with the real thing, not the clones, to avoid such issues: PoW Blockchain --- TJACK   Using ethereum browser Mist may put cryptocurrency private keys at risk, according to an Ethereum Foundation blog post published today. The threat arises from a newly discovered vulnerability, which the blog post classifies ... Read More
Former dDoS & Malware ‘ButterFly’ Botmaster, ‘Darkode’ Founder is CTO of Hacked Slovenian Bitcoin Mining Firm ‘NiceHash’ -- 16 Dec 2017 - NiceHash CTO Matjaž Škorjanc, as pictured on the front page of a recent edition of the Slovenian daily Delo.si On Dec. 6, 2017, approximately USD $52 million worth of Bitcoin mysteriously disappeared from the coffers of NiceHash, a Slovenian company that lets users sell their computing power to help others ... Read More

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