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Canada trialing use of Ethereum blockchain to enhance transparency in govt funding – National

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The Canadian government has launched a trial to explore the use of  technology in making government research grant and funding information more transparent to the public. For the trial, the National Research Council (NRC) is using the Catena Blockchain Suite, a Canadian-made product built on the Ethereum blockchain, to publish funding and grant information in real time. When the NRC creates or amends a grant, the pertinent information is stored on the Ethereum blockchain, and posted on an online database that Canadians can peruse. READ MORE: Federal government exploring ‘blockchain’ technology to boost innovation economy “Blockchains provide the ultimate in transparency and […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, cryptocurrency prices fall on January 16

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Markets Insider The 10 biggest cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation are falling on Tuesday morning. Declining Japanese and South Korean trading volumes blamed for spooking the market. Cryptocurrencies surged in 2017 but have been marked by volatility so far this year. Meanwhile, independent financial advisor deVere plans to launch a crypto app. LONDON — The 10 biggest cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation are plunging on Tuesday morning, with all suffering double-digit percentage losses. Bitcoin fell as much as 14% in early trade, breaking through both $13,000 and $12,000 levels, but has recovered slightly since then. The decline appears to have spooked the […]

A hacker stole $31M of Ether — how it happened, and what it means for Ethereum

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Yesterday, a hacker pulled off the second biggest heist in the history of digital currencies.Around 12:00 PST, an unknown attacker exploited a critical flaw in the Parity multi-signature wallet on the Ethereum network, draining three massive wallets of over $31,000,000 worth of Ether in a matter of minutes. Given a couple more hours, the hacker could’ve made off with over $180,000,000 from vulnerable wallets.But someone stopped them.Having sounded the alarm bells, a group of benevolent white-hat hackers from the Ethereum community rapidly organized. They analyzed the attack and realized that there was no way to reverse the thefts, yet many […]

Announcing instant bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin purchases on Coinbase

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We are excited to announce the ability for customers to instantly purchase digital currency using a US bank account. Previously, customers who purchased using a bank account had to wait several days before receiving their digital currency. Customers can now buy up to $25,000* and receive access to their digital currency immediately.Our mission is to make Coinbase the most trusted, safe, and easy-to-use digital currency exchange. Instant purchases make it significantly easier and faster for customers to invest in the digital currency ecosystem. Reducing the time to receive digital currency has been a highly requested feature and we are pleased […]

Coinbase And Visa Are Making Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, And Litecoin Payments A Reality

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Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies, including ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, and litecoin, have long struggled against accusations they are harder to spend and use in the real world than their traditional fiat counterparts. The bitcoin price, which leaped higher last week to trade around $5,000 per bitcoin , has been called too unstable and volatile to be used as a means of payment, resulting in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies being used more of a store of value, like gold, than traditional means-of-exchange currency . Now, major bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has teamed up with global payments processor Visa to try […]

Cryptocurrency sell-off continues as bitcoin, ethereum sink

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Bitcoin fell below $10,000 for the first time since November, as a sell-off in cryptocurrencies continued for a second day.

People have spent over $1M buying virtual cats on the Ethereum blockchain

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Launched a few days ago, CryptoKitties is essentially like an digital version of Pokemon cards but based on the Ethereum blockchain. And like most viral sensations that catch on in the tech world, it’s blowing up fast. Built by Vancouver and San Francisco-based design studio AxiomZen, the game is the latest fad in the world of cryptocurrency and probably soon tech in general. People are spending a crazy amount of real money on the game. So far about $1.3M has been transacted, with multiple kittens selling for ~50 ETH (around $23,000) and the “genesis” kitten being sold for a record ~246 […]

Bitcoin Seals Further Gains in a Mostly Green Market as Ethereum Fails to Break $300

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Tuesday, September 4: crypto markets are largely green today, with Bitcoin (BTC) inching upwards yet further, and several large-market-cap alts seeing solid gains, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at around $7,374 at press time, up over 1 percent on the day as it continues boost its newly won gains, according to Cointelegraph’s Bitcoin Price Index. Having reclaimed the $7,000 price point August 31, Bitcoin has seen a solid upwards trend and is now pushing $7,400. The top coin is trading an impressive $550 higher than its low on its weekly chart, with its […]

Yahoo Finance Platform Integrates Trading of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum

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The beginning of September saw a shift in the mainstream financial approach to cryptocurrencies which could have a significant impact as time goes on. Late in August, Yahoo Finance announced that it would incorporate bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin trading on its platform, according to Coin Telegraph. Prior to that, the platform offered statistics only. Currently, it also offers statistics on altcoins like bitcoin cash, ethereum classic, and EOS, although the trading capacity is limited to the prominent coins mentioned above. This development was heralded by some in the digital currency community as a crucial step toward the mainstream financial world’s adoption […]