$800K US Government Funding Granted to Scientific Blockchain Project

The University of California-San Diego has received a staggering USD 818,433 grant for a blockchain-based project named “Open Science Chain” (OSC). OSC is proposed as a platform that allows for researchers to access and verify the data gathered by numerous scientific experiments. The project will be led by Subhashini Sivagnanam, a software architect and researcher … Read more

More Staff Exits Follow BitTorrent Inventor’s Departure After TRON Acquisition

Staff departures appear to be picking up at the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing network BitTorrent after a publicized takeover in July by blockchain company TRON. BitTorrent was acquired for USD 140 million by TRON, a blockchain-based entertainment content sharing platform that also utilizes P2P network technology. Inventor’s quiet departure In late July, a BitTorrent … Read more

Dapps Usage Sees Sharp Decline

According to a study by crypto research publication diar, the usage of decentralized apps (Dapps) on Ethereum has been declining sharply, with users declining 56% from January 2018 to July 2018. There are Dapps built on other platforms, but this study focuses on Ethereum Dapps, which is the most widely used platform for launching them. … Read more

$2.3 Million Bitcoin for Cash Deal Goes Sour

A Bitcoin for cash deal in Nice, France went sour when the seller of EUR 2 million (USD 2.3 million) of Bitcoins was given counterfeit EUR 500 notes that were crude and photocopied, instead of real cash. A South Korean businessman who works in Singapore was approached by a Serbian who said he wanted to … Read more

Bakkt CEO Details Mission for Regulated Crypto Trading

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and numerous other major exchanges around the world, is launching a cryptocurrency exchange named Bakkt. Its CEO, Kelly Loeffler, has revealed some details about Bakkt’s mission and protocol in a Medium post. Loeffler says Bakkt is “a new company designed to bring digital … Read more

ICO Listings Lucrative Business for Crypto Exchanges

Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Celcius Network, claims that Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) listings have become lucrative business for cryptocurrency exchanges. He told CCN in an op-ed that the cost of listing new coins and tokens as “trivial and frivolous“. Essentially, a company makes a new coin or token, which can be as easy as a … Read more

Bitcoin News Radio Show, 20th August 2018

Listen to the 20 August 2018 Bitcoin News Radio Show below. [su_audio url=” https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1184537/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-7-21%2F4179618-44100-2-06746d09825dd.mp3″] On this edition of the Bitcoin News daily radio show we discuss Bakkt, a major crypto exchange that could change the Bitcoin market. Then we go through the top 14 cryptos by market cap, from Bitcoin to Dash, and discuss what … Read more


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