The Public Sector is Embracing Bitcoin and the Blockchain

embracing bitcoin Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have brought much needed innovation to the private sector. We have seen an entirely new market where fortunes are made and lost, where traders pour over charts, and where businesses can implement new technology previously unfathomable. Though business was not always so quick to accept Bitcoin and the Blockchain. But as we all know that way it goes with any sort of worthwhile innovation: first they ridicule you then they attack you, then when they cannot beat you they copy or accept you. The public sector has been even slower to realize the potential of the Read the rest

Will Bitcoin and Ethereum’s Price Recover Anytime Soon?

bitcoin price recovery It has been a rough couple days for cryptocurrency traders as the market took a steep dive after hitting all time highs only three days ago. Both Bitcoin’s and Ethereum’s price toppled over 15% causing investors to panic. However, after showing strong support at the bottom it looks like the markets are recovering. Will the price climb back up the wall of worry, or will cryptocurrencies shed more blood? To recap, the catalyst for the first crash is believed to be Okcoin liquidating its long positions. This caused many traders to get margin called ultimately netting a loss. The market… Read the rest

Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Crashes 20% – Blood Everywhere

Yesterday, it seemed that things were getting back to normal as it looked like Bitcoin’s price recovered after the $500 crash which brought it from a high of $2980 to a low of $2480. However, in recent news Bitcoin’s price crashed yet another 16% to a new low of $2297. Moreover, the rest of the cryptocurrencies aren’t looking too bright either, Ethereum for example tanked over 23% to a low of $310. As discussed in our technical analysis article written yesterday, many speculators on Tradingview were predicting a Bitcoin crash. Most traders put the short target right around the $2400… Read the rest

Bitcoin Market Share Drops Almost 20%; Altcoins Stronger Than Ever

In an increasingly growing market, Bitcoin market share dominance is fading every day of 2017. As market fears of a hard fork continue to fester, a manic Monday saw Bitcoin drop under $1,000, as altcoins grow stronger than ever before.

Why don’t we start with some good news first? The overall decentralized digital currency market has never been bigger and stronger, judged by market capitalization value

Since the start of 2017 alone, the overall industry has risen from $18.2 Billion USD in value to a peak of $26.2 billion USD on March 16th, according to CoinMarketCap. As of this Read the rest

Reconstructing Smart Contracts Part I. The Ghost of Undeterminism Erik Zhang, Da Hongfei

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The Reconstructing Smart Contracts series is the brainchild of the founders of Antshares, and presents an excerpt of the insights gathered by them while designing Antshares smart contracts. The series, set out to propose a new smart contract design, comprises of three parts and reviews existing smart contract systems through three angles respectively: determinism and resource control; scalability and decoupling; and universality and ecosystem compatibility.

Smart-Contracts and the Blockchain

Since the birth of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and bourgeoning blockchain technology as a whole, the term Smart Contract has frequented financial and tech media. The term Smart Contract was first proposed by Read the rest

Darknet Marketplace AlphaBay Will Enable Ethereum Payments Soon

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Ethereum has become one of the most popular and valuable cryptocurrencies to date. One thing that always seemed a bit unclear is whether or not the token will have any real life use cases. AlphaBay, one of the world’s largest darknet markets, announced they will integrate ETH payments as of May 1st. An intriguing development, that much is certain.

AlphaBay Works On Ethereum Payment Integration

Albeit some people will argue darknet markets are not necessarily the best use case for Ethereum, this news is still quite significant. After reintegrating Monero for more anonymity, AlphaBay is now looking at Ethereum as Read the rest