Ethereum

Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

U.K. bank Barclays and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. The interoperability challenge is being hosted by Clearmatics and will use a template involving its open-source interoperability protocol, Ion. The hackathon will take place at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in […]

ICOs Raked in $13 Billion Despite 90% ETH Price Drop, New Research Finds

Leading Ethereum Researcher Vlad Zamfir to Collaborate with Casper Labs to Speed Up CBC Upgrade

Ethereum Clients Release New Software In Wake of Hard Fork Delay

Altcoins

NZ Police Investigate Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Hack

Cryptopia homepage, January 16, 2019 New Zealand police are investigating the hack of cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which resulted in “significant losses” that some estimate could amount to more than US$ 3.5 million.    Christchurch company Cryptopia, which has been said to be operating New Zealand’s largest cryptocurrench exchange, shut down its website and exchange services […]

Crypto-Funded Brave Browser is about to Start Paying Users to View Ads

Less Than 1.5 Million People Used dApps in 2018

5 Copy Trends: The Cringe, The Funny And The Awesome

Mining

Giga Watt: Bitcoin Mining Company Finally Shutting Down Amid Unpaid Power Bills and Bankruptcy Hearings: Token To Be Worthless

A user contacted CCN with information related to Giga Watt, a Bitcoin mining company finally going out of business after declaring bankruptcy in November 2018. The firm lasted a little over a year, launching with an ICO model in September 2017. The business model of Giga Watt was slightly different than other hosted mining solutions. […]

Mining

Crypto Mining Giant Canaan Eyes New York IPO After Hong Kong Snub

The world’s second-largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining hardware, Canaan Creative, is now considering going public in the United States rather than in Hong Kong, Bloomberg reports. According to sources who spoke to the business publication, the ASIC manufacturer is looking into the possibility of holding its initial public offering (IPO) in New York in the […]

Mining

Bitcoin Miner Raked in $14.5 Million in Crypto Using $3 Million in Stolen Electricity: Police

A bitcoin miner in Taiwan was arrested and charged for mining 100 million yuan (roughly $ 14.5 million) in crypto using NT$ 100 million (or $ 3.2 million) in stolen electricity. The man, whose surname is Yang, is accused of operating 17 illegal cryptocurrency mining centers using fake storefronts across Taiwan. The bootleg mines were […]

Mining

Number of Reachable Bitcoin Nodes Fell 19% in 2018

Data from Bitnodes shows that the number of reachable nodes on the bitcoin blockchain fell 18.98 percent in 2018 from 11,845 to 9,597. In the same period, the number of unreachable nodes also fell 33 percent from 98,000 to 65,500. To understand the significance of the data, it is helpful to establish the functions of […]

Blockchain

Binance Freezes ‘Some of the Funds’ Stolen in Cryptopia Hack

Some of the stolen cryptocurrency from yesterday’s Cryptopia hack has been sent to Binance, which has confirmed already freezing some of the funds.  Binance Freezing Funds Stolen from Cryptopia Twitter account @ShaftedTangu has alleged that some funds stolen as a result of Cryptopia’s hack have been siphoned through Binance. The amounts sent to Binance in question […]

Dragonchain Partnership With Hurify: IoT and Blockchain Merger

You Can Now Buy Tokenized Apple Shares With Bitcoin and Ethereum

Russia: Cryptoruble Coming ‘Within 2-3 Years,’ Gov’t Official Says

Our Man At CES 2019 – Part Two: A Fistful Of Wallets