Ethereum

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2019, 15:40 UTC): Constantinople hard fork activation has been set for block number 7,280,000, scheduled to hit on February 27th, according to developer Péter Szilágyi. Ethereum core developers have proposed activating Constantinople – a planned system-wide upgrade that was called off earlier this week – in late February. Also called a hard fork, […]

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

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

Altcoins

Danish Crypto Startup Aryze Completes US$1.6M ICO

Aryze, a Danish crypto startup developing a global payments system, has completed its initial coin offering (ICO), raising US$ 1.6 million from 278 individuals representing 14 different nationalities, the company said on Thursday. Established in 2017, Aryze uses blockchain technology to create a global payments platform powered by fully redeemable stablecoins backed by and pegged […]

Stellar (XLM) the Latest Cryptocurrency Added to Grayscale

The Bitcoin Cash Mining Death Spiral Scenario

Why Did the Augur Price Surge by 38% Yesterday?

Mining

The Finance Prof. Who Says Bitcoin’s Going to ‘Bite The Dust’ Is Wrong

Kevind Dowd. Image from Independent Institute. By CCN.com: Kevin Dowd is a Professor of Finance and Economics in the Business School at Durham University, Northeast England, and the co-author of the 2015 paper “Bitcoin Will Bite the Dust,” along with market analyst and author, Martin Hutchinson, for the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington DC. CoinDesk […]

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 […]