• 7nm ASICs Will Bring Bitcoin Mining to a Whole New Level

    7nm ASICs Will Bring Bitcoin Mining to a Whole New Level

    This week news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Japanese corporation GMO Group announcing plans to start a bitcoin mining operation using 7 nanometer (nm) semiconductor chips. Many bitcoiners are curious about this news as 7nm chips are not commercially produced at the moment. However, many people still understand the introduction of more advanced ASIC processors will be a complete game changer within the bitcoin mining industry.

  • Bitcoin Miners Unite Behind Scaling Proposal Segwit2x

    Bitcoin Miners Unite Behind Scaling Proposal Segwit2x

    The majority of bitcoin's mining power is lining up behind a scaling solution that would increase the network's transaction capacity.

  • You Can Now Type the Bitcoin 'B' Symbol in Unicode Text

    You Can Now Type the Bitcoin 'B' Symbol in Unicode Text

    A decades-old computer character standard has been updated with a symbol for bitcoin. The Unicode Consortium unveiled Unicode version 10.0 today, which includes the bitcoin "B" symbol. Overall, the update includes 8,518 characters, along with 56 new emojis.

  • Fidelity Charitable Has Raised $9 Million in Bitcoin So Far in 2017

    Fidelity Charitable Has Raised $9 Million in Bitcoin So Far in 2017

    Fidelity Charitable, the donor fund connected to mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments, raised nearly $9m in bitcoin during the first half of this year, according to its annual report.

  • How Does Blockchain Technology Work?

    How Does Blockchain Technology Work?

    As stated in our guide  "What is Blockchain Technology?" , there are three principal technologies that combine to create a blockchain. None of them are new. Rather, it is their orchestration and application that is new.

  • What is the Difference Between Public and Permissioned Blockchains?

    What is the Difference Between Public and Permissioned Blockchains?

    In our guide "How Does Blockchain Technology Work?", we introduced a description of the three technologies that make up blockchain technology: cryptographic keys, a distributed network and a network servicing protocol.

  • What is Blockchain Technology?

    What is Blockchain Technology?

    "The practical consequence […is…] for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another Internet user, such that the transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure, everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and nobody can challenge the legitimacy of the transfer. The consequences of this breakthrough are hard to overstate."  

Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches with Tor, Offline Stores, Shapeshift and Segwit

Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches with Tor, Offline Stores, Shapeshift and Segwit

Openbazaar 2.0, a major upgrade from the previous version, has been released. The fully-functional public beta expands the peer-to-peer app with several new features including Tor integration, improved search, a bitcoin wallet, new vendor tools, and stores that stay online.  

  • Xero to Offer Cross-Border Payments Through Bitcoin Partnership With Veem

    Xero to Offer Cross-Border Payments Through Bitcoin Partnership With Veem

    Cloud-based accounting software company Xero has announced that its users can now send cross-border payments using bitcoin technology thanks to a partnership with B2B payments company, Veem. The solidifies a strong year for Veem, who in 2017, having raised $24 million USD, rebranded to Veem from Align Commerce, and integrated their services with Intuit Quickbooks.

  • US Government Organizes 'Federal Blockchain Forum' for July

    US Government Organizes 'Federal Blockchain Forum' for July

    The US government is set to host an inter-agency blockchain event next month. Set for July 18th, the US Federal Blockchain Forum is being organized by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the State Department.

  • Illinois Lawmakers Pass Bill Forming Blockchain Task Force

    Illinois Lawmakers Pass Bill Forming Blockchain Task Force

    Lawmakers in the US state of Illinois have passed a bill creating an inter-governmental task force that will study public sector applications of blockchain.

  • Swift Completes Blockchain Smart Contracts Trial

    Swift Completes Blockchain Smart Contracts Trial

    Interbank messaging platform Swift has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept in partnership with startup SmartContract. The proof-of-concept, revealed today, is the first project to use SmartContract’s ChainLink v1.0, which lets users connect smart contracts to data feeds, web APIs and a number of payment methods.