BITCOIN + 16% in the last 4 days… WT..?

Some of us (admitedly) pay less attention to Bitcoin (BTC) since ETH has been around…. but maybe we are wrong… the market cap of BTC has gained $1.2bn trading at $525 again, the first time it passes $500 in a while!. Some reports say that the Chinese are leading the buying this time round, just…

Does profit taking on the DAO create a great buying opportunity?

Over the weekend, the DAO started trading live on several exchanges including: Kraken, BTC markets, Poloniex and many more… and the share price tanked? Why? Well… as with most experiments, there were some holes in the experiment of a launching a crypto-venture-capitalist-firm-on-the-block-chain which leverages of the wisdom of the crowd! Should we worry? As both a…

Ex fortress director and principle reveals bet on ETH…May 30th, 2016

…and why shouldn’t he? Micheal Novogratz was one of the early visionaries of Bitcoin and must have seen the beautiful potential of Ethereum to not only use the blockchain as a currency but also to give instructions via a smart-contract. The currency is up c1,200% since early January and if we continue to see real life…

Nasdaq to offer electronic services facilitating the issuance, transfer & management of private companies using the blockchain – wow! May 27th, 2016

According to a Coindesk article, Nasdaq yesterday announced a plan to launch blockchain services to more than 100 of its market operator clients. Whilst the services themselves were not revealed, the announcement in itself is a sign that the Nasdaq wants to make it known to the world they are ahead of the curve on blockchain! There are…

Santander races ahead of the competition testing blockchain payment app internally! – May 26th 2016

If you thought that blockchain was far from every being applied to real life situations… think again!! The FT reports today that Santander are already testing a international instant-payments app-based service amongst staff before rolling out the product live to its clients! The goal? Fending off competition. Competitors with faster, cheaper transfer payment solutions are popping up…

Slock.it makes a new proposal to the DAO to secure the network! May 26th, 2016

https://blog.slock.it/dao-security-a-proposal-to-guarantee-the-integrity-of-the-dao-3473899ace9d#.ys6bff9md DAO.Security, a Proposal to guarantee the integrity of The DAO “Acting as a much needed first point of contact for security disclosures: in the last 4 weeks we have noticed a number of reddit posts detailing alarmist ‘security attacks’ that upon inspection were proven innocuous. Having an official first point of contact for the…

The Father of Futarchy Has an Idea to Reshape DAO Governance – May 23rd, 2016

The Father of Futarchy Has an Idea to Reshape DAO Governance “Sixteen years after Robin Hanson published a seminal paper on using prediction markets to inform governance decisions, his ideas have found a home in the Ethereum community. The associate professor of economics at George Mason University and researcher at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute…

Deloitte building a team of 50 blockchain developers – Coindesk, May 25th 2016

Deloitte to Staff New Blockchain Lab With 50 Developers “Announced today, Deloitte has created a financial services blockchain lab in Dublin, and will seek to grow that team to 50 people over the next 18 months. Called the EMEA Financial Services Blockchain Lab, the new development space is part of Deloitte’s FinTech initiative called the ‘The Grid’, which constitutes…

Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials – The Economist, May 21st 2016

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21699099-blockchain-technology-could-improve-reliability-medical-trials-better “How to guard against such things got Greg Irving, a family doctor and a researcher at the University of Cambridge, thinking. He came up with a way to improve the reporting of clinical trials with the blockchain technology underlying bitcoin, a digital currency. The blockchain is a database that acts as a public ledger…

The technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works – The Economist, October 31st 2015

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21677198-technology-behind-bitcoin-could-transform-how-economy-works-trust-machine “The blockchain is an even more potent technology. In essence it is a shared, trusted, public ledger that everyone can inspect, but which no single user controls. The participants in a blockchain system collectively keep the ledger up to date: it can be amended only according to strict rules and by general agreement. Bitcoin’s…