CoinGate to Integrate Lightning Network for Bitcoin

CoinGate to Integrate Lightning Network for Bitcoin

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CoinGate has unveiled sandbox testing for Lightning Network, making the Lithuanian payment processor one of the first businesses to integrate the Bitcoin scaling solution. After implementing SegWit addresses in December 2017, the move is CoinGate’s second Bitcoin-friendly addition — taking the platform a step closer towards its goal of being the first to integrate Lightning…

VeChain Reveals New Development Plan and Whitepaper, Announces First ICO on VeChainThor

VeChain Reveals New Development Plan and Whitepaper, Announces First ICO on VeChainThor

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VeChain’s VEN token rose 5% after an announcement from the VeChain Foundation unveiling a new development plan and whitepaper. The blockchain-based product ID and supply chain management platform’s release details upcoming partnerships, a new governance model, and the future of the VeChain project. Announced on Twitter on May 20, the new development plan and whitepaper…

Net Neutrality, Content Providers and Blockchain

Net Neutrality, Content Providers and Blockchain

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Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) should not have control over the content internet users access. Net neutrality rules, instituted in 2015, ensure that ISPs can’t charge higher fees or decrease connection speeds for specific websites, or block legal content. As the United States Senate recently voted to maintain net neutrality,…

Ripple Launches Venture Capital Fund ‘Xpring’ to Bootstrap XRP Adoption

Ripple Launches Venture Capital Fund ‘Xpring’ to Bootstrap XRP Adoption

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International remittance focused cryptocurrency Ripple has launched a new initiative designed to provide entrepreneurs and innovators with financial backing in order to develop solutions based on Ripple technology. The new Xpring project will encourage developers and entrepreneurs to contribute to the Ripple ecosystem and create services for XRP, which is currently the third-highest ranked cryptocurrency.…

BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes: $50,000 Bitcoin Price Target by End-of-Year

BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes: $50,000 Bitcoin Price Target by End-of-Year

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Arthur Hayes, CEO of BitMEX, appeared on CNBC and predicted that the world’s leading cryptocurrency will reach a valuation of $50,000 by end-of-year. From Wall Street to Crypto A Wharton School of Business graduate, Arthur Hayes has built a reputation on his ability to trade traditional financial instruments. Arthur Hayes, CEO of BitMEX Soon after…

New York City Has Blockchain Fever with Millions In Ticket Sales For Crypto Conferences

New York City Has Blockchain Fever with Millions In Ticket Sales For Crypto Conferences

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Blockchain Week New York has seen a number of large scales cryptocurrency conferences flood the Big Apple with thousands of blockchain experts, entrepreneurs, and community members. With CoinDesk’s Consensus conference and the Ethereum Ethereal Summit drawing in crypto industry juggernauts from around the world, crypto traders are eagerly awaiting an anticipated market surge subsequent to…

Only 1% of Business CIOs are Actually Using ”Blockchain” Technology

Only 1% of Business CIOs are Actually Using ”Blockchain” Technology

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United Kingdom corporate research firm Gartner conducted a survey of nearly 300 Chief Information Officers (CIOs), in an attempt to separate hype from reality. The results are revealing, with a dismal 1% reporting “any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations.” Also read: Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network…

Goldman Sachs Confirms Launch of Bitcoin Futures Trading Desk

Goldman Sachs Confirms Launch of Bitcoin Futures Trading Desk

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Multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs has recently confirmed that it will be launching a Bitcoin trading desk in response to client demand for cryptocurrency services. In a major step forward that represents the first official Bitcoin trading operation at a Wall Street bank, Goldman Sachs confirmed on Wednesday that it will begin to leverage its…