Edinburgh Hosts World’s First Blockchain ID Lab

Edinburgh Hosts Worlds First Blockchain ID Lab

Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh has launched the world’s first recognized blockchain identification laboratory as part of the country’s new blockchain research facility that boasts to be the only one of its kind in Europe. Blockpass Identity Lab is a GBP 600,000 collaborative effort between Hong Kong-based blockchain-based identity application firm, Blockpass IDN, and the Edinburgh Napier University. […]

South Korean Firms Actively Adopting, Generating Blockchain 3.0 Tech

South Koreans Actively Adopting, Generating Blockchain 3.0 Tech

Third-generation blockchain projects are in hot competition in South Korea’s bustling blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. The term “Blockchain 3.0” has been cropping up a fair amount in 2018 to a mix of skepticism as to when it will truly arrive, with projects such as EOS and several others supposedly leading this race. In the case […]

Token Grab Still on in China Despite Ban

Token Grab Still on in China Despite Ban

China has a ban on crypto and ICOs but the Chinese crypto enthusiasts keep on coming, with tokens available for those that want to flout state rules. ICOs banned in China are increasingly coming under pressure and most of the big names have set up overseas to avoid becoming entangled in complicated prohibitive regulations. Thus, […]

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 21st to 27th September 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 21st to 27th September 2018

Asia and Australia Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. South Korea South Korea may reverse crypto ban: Regulators of South Korean markets are reportedly softening their stance on ICOs and cryptocurrencies […]

1Broker Shutdown by SEC as Users Lose Access to Funds

1Broker Shutdown by SEC as Users Lose Access to Funds

On 27 September 2018, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against 1Broker, a popular crypto investment site headquartered in the Marshall Islands. Its website was seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), leaving no way for customers to access funds. An FBI agent purchased products on 1Broker that could be […]

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 21st to 27th September 2018

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 21st to 27th September 2018

North America Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. USA Government spent $5 million on blockchain espionage: The US government’s obsession with cryptocurrencies and blockchain led to it spending almost USD 5.7 […]

Sierra Leone President Welcomes New UN-Supported Blockchain ID Project

Sierra Leone President Welcomes New UN-Supported Blockchain ID Project

The small West African nation of Sierra Leone is to get support from the United Nations to help a non-profit startup launch a blockchain-based identification system for use in the country. The country of some 7 million has had a difficult past and is currently trying to rebuild its economy after a decade-long civil war […]

Italy Consolidates Blockchain Position in EU Partnership

Italy Consolidates Blockchain Position in EU Partnership

Italy has announced that it is about to enter the European Blockchain Partnership, an organization formed to promote blockchain technology between member states. On doing so, Italy has become the 27th nation to sign the agreement since its conception earlier this year in April. The partnership has grown from 22 nations since its launch. Initially, […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, 27th September 2018

Daily Podcast: The New Free and Convenient Way to Listen to the Latest Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News

Listen to the 27 September 2018 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url=”https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1434689/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-8-28%2F4837058-44100-2-98e5b852b1bab.mp3″] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we discuss how Bitcoin’s testnet experienced a blockchain split due to the double spend inflation bug, and how Bitmain has finally filed for its IPO in Hong Kong. Learn about the Bitcoin Drivechain which enables […]

Cobinhood VP: Blockchain Payment Systems “On Shaky Foundation”

Cobinhood VP: Blockchain Payment Systems "On Shaky Foundation"

Hsuan Lee, vice president of Cobinhood and Dexon spoke at Blockchain Live 2018 in London on Wednesday, where he outlined a number of prominent issues with current blockchain payment systems and offered a solution of his own. He said, ”We see a lot of promising projects but there is still an underlying problem in the ecosystem: we’re building […]