Sberbank CEO: Expects Industrial Blockchain Adoption in Under Two Years

The head of Russia’s Sberbank has set tongues wagging after he emerged bullish about the future of blockchain adoption. CEO Herman Gref is forecasting industrial scale adoption in as little as one or two years. Blockchain Adoption Gref believes the technology is on the cusp of entering the industrial development stage of its evolution. Speaking to journalists this week, he said: “The hype around the technology [blockchain] is now over, and the technology is entering the stage of industrial development. It needs a year or two to be implemented at the…

Coinbase CTO Believes Home Cryptocurrency Mining is the Future with Coinmine

Coinbase’s CTO, Balaji Srinivasan, has just announced his thoughts of the future of home cryptocurrency mining. Bitcoin mining and crypto mining in general are a huge industry, which exploded last year when digital currency interest hit mainstream. A new startup is trying to take another stab at popularizing at-home cryptocurrency mining, a business model that has not been successful in the past. Home Cryptocurrency Mining: Coinmine Srinivasan told CoinDesk that he is placing his bets on this new at-home crypto mining startup, Coinmine. Srinivasan said: “The big difference with decentralized…

Bitcoin Hits the Lowest Level of the Year Thus Far—Entire Market Down

Today is a bleak day for cryptocurrencies everywhere as Bitcoin hits the lowest level of the year thus far. Where Bitcoin goes, the rest of the market tends to follow, and indeed, the index shows us all the top-ten coins are experiencing double-digit losses. Bitcoin Hits Lowest Level of the Year Currently, Bitcoin is down over 10% and has touched a low of $5,550 a coin. This price is the weakest the coin has been since October 2017 and also puts an end to what was the steadiest period the coin experienced in months.…

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork is Near: What You Should Know!

A Bitcoin Cash hard fork will happen on Thursday, November 15th. Bitcoin Cash is already a hard fork of Bitcoin and has since grown to become the fourth-largest cryptocurrency. Now the digital currency will split in two, creating a second cryptocurrency. The two digital currencies go by the names Bitcoin ABC, which is the continuation of the current or core Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin SV, which will follow new rules and stands for Satoshi’s Vision. Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork A hard fork occurs when network participants no longer agree on…

Japenese Crypto Exchange Coincheck Resumes NEM (XEM) Trade Ten Months Later

After ten months of stagnancy, the newly re-opened Japenese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has resumed its NEM (XEM) trading. According to a South Korean news source FNNews, Coincheck has restricted its platform by external ‘security experts.’ 一部仮想通貨の入金・購入再開のお知らせ(ETH・XEM・LSK)https://t.co/g3Hc9rzxZ1 — Coincheck(コインチェック) (@coincheckjp) November 12, 2018 NEM (XEM) Trading Resumes on Coincheck Back in January, Coincheck suffered the largest cryptocurrency exchange hack in history. $530 million USD worth of XEM was stolen from the Japanese exchange. After the investigation, the company announced it would repay the 260,000 investors affected by the hack. At the time of…

EtherDelta Founder Charged by SEC as an Unregistered Exchange

Zachary Coburn, the founder of EtherDelta, has just been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with operating an unregistered securities exchange. The SEC released the news via a press release yesterday. EtherDelta Charged According to the report by the SEC, over the course of 18 months, EtherDelta users placed over 3.6 million orders for digital currencies. Among those ordered were coins considered securities by US federal laws. Under the current law, EtherDelta was supposed to register in the US or apply for an exemption. However, the cryptocurrency exchange…

Two Teachers Mine for Ethereum Using School’s Power

Teachers Mine for Ethereum: Mining for cryptocurrency comes with its controversy. Energy consumption is already the most eyebrow-raising aspect. So what about using the local school’s computers to mine for Ethereum… during school time? Oh, and you’re the principal of the school. This is exactly what happened in Hunan Province, China. Teachers Mine for Ethereum: What Happened? According to Hong Kong news outlet HK01, two Puman Middle School principals were caught using the school’s power to mine Ethereum. The school’s general manager noticed the computers’ fans were louder than normal and…

Square’s Bitcoin (BTC) Profits Jump $500,000 in Q3

US financial service company Square (NYSE:SQ) just announced that its Q3 Bitcoin (BTC) revenue jumped up from its previous earnings in Q2. Square detailed its full company earnings in a shareholder letter released yesterday. In the third quarter of 2018, we continued to drive strong growth at scale. $SQ https://t.co/HPhSMfVgac — Square IR (@SquareIR) November 7, 2018 Bitcoin (BTC) Revenue Q3 2018 Square released a full digest of its total earning and financial activities. The release was far more colorful and interactive than most public companies’ earnings reports. It included…

A Guide to Understanding Cryptocurrency White Papers

Anyone looking to invest in bitcoin or any other form of cryptocurrency has surely spent some time researching and reading about it. Entering the crypto world without any knowledge would be a crazy and reckless thing to do, especially if you are planning to invest money into it. While blogs, forums, and the many available cryptocurrency websites put no limit to the amount of information available for anyone looking for help, there is no denying that the best way to understand a cryptocurrency would be to read its white paper.…

Public vs Private Blockchains; Ernst & Young’s New Blockchain Prototype

On October 30th, Ernst & Young (EY) announced a world-first for distributed ledgers. Called the Ernst & Young Ops Chain Public Edition, the company created a new blockchain prototype that combines the security of the public ledger model with the privacy of the private ledger model—thus a private blockchain. It does this by using zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology on the public Ethereum blockchain. The result, it claims, is a network that will suit the needs of institutions, especially in the financial sector. But why the need to combine the pro’s of both networks,…