Ethereum

‘Tackling Real World Issues’: Hackers at ETH New York Build Apps Geared Towards Social Change

If building decentralized financial applications was the motto topic of Ethereal, the ethereum hackathon ETH New York was all about discussing the social impact of such applications. Speaking to a group of high school students at ETH New York, Mariano Conti – head of smart contracts at the MakerDAO Foundation – asked foundational questions surrounding […]

Bitcoin

Hong Kong Restricts Bitcoin Mining, Will it Lead to a Change in Attitude Towards Crypto?

At the start of this month, James Lau, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury, informed the Legislative Council that the purchase of mining equipment falls under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance. This move places restrictions on who can mine cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. But, does it also signal a change in attitude towards crypto by […]

Bitcoin

From Bears to Bulls: Financial Advisors Change Opinions About Bitcoin After Crash Course

Financial advisors only need to be educated on Bitcoin (BTC) to turn from skeptics to believers.  Ric Edelman staged a Blockchain and Cryptoasset Pre-Event with Barron’s Top Independent Advisor Summit ten days ago. The event offered financial advisors Continuing Education Credits and was sponsored by major blockchain and cryptocurrency players Kingdom Trust, Bitwise Investments, Blockforce […]

Ethereum

Ethereum’s ProgPoW Mining Change to Be Considered for Istanbul Upgrade

The code designed to enact ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, may feature the inclusion of a controversial mining algorithm said to allow for broader participation in its network. Discussed Tuesday during a meeting of project managers working on the world’s second-largest blockchain, Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1057, also known as Progressive Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW), has been long debated. […]

Blockchain

Blockchain Renewable Energy: Can Blockchain Change this Market?

According to experts from tech consultancy, Booz Allen Hamilton, the renewable energy markets across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) can be made more secure and cost-efficient using the blockchain. Blockchain and Renewable Energy Markets Cointelegraph details the GCC as a “regional political and economic union that includes all the Arab states of the Persian Gulf except […]

Blockchain

KPMG Survey: Half of Tech Execs Say Blockchain Will Change Their Industry

Big Four auditor, KPMG, has released the results of its seventh annual Technology Industry Innovation Survey. The survey, of 740+ global tech leaders across twelve countries, shows an increasing belief that blockchain will change the industry. Don’t Mind The Disruption Nearly half of the respondents (76 percent of whom are C-level executives) thought that blockchain was […]

Crypto News

‘If Humanity Was The Market, You Would Go Short Now’: Legendary Investor Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change

Featured image from Flickr/Fortune Brainstorm E Stock market investment veteran and co-founder of $ 70 billion fund Mayo Van Otterloo, Jeremy Grantham, has pledged to spend 98 percent of his net worth – approximately $ 1 billion – on what he sees as a race against the ticking time bomb of humanity’s fragile deal with the […]