• Number of IBM Blockchain Patents Surge 300% In One Year
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    The number of blockchain patents that IBM owns has surged by as much as 300% in a little less than a year. With other major corporations getting seriously involved in the industry, this goes on to show that the interest in the field is steadily increasing.  IBM Dominates Blockchain Patent… Read more »
  • Tor Project Bitcoin Donation Fund Raises 65% on First Day
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    The group behind internet privacy project, Tor, has launched a bitcoin donation fund as part of their fight against web censorship and surveillance. Tor Teams Up With Bitpay The web privacy advocates aim to raise $10,000 in a two-week crowdfunding campaign which will go towards the fight against internet censorship.… Read more »
  • Overview: Facebook Libra Project US Senate Hearing
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    Earlier today Facebook Libra met with US Senators from the Senate Banking Committee. Here are a few highlights of note from the hearing. Facebook Libra Meets with Lawmakers Again Today Facebook answered questions from concerned US lawmakers on the Senate Banking Committee. As previously covered by Bitconist, lawmakers are worried… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Has Found A New Admirer In House Rep. Kevin McCarthy
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    House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he “likes Bitcoin” and suggested that the government should “start using blockchain”.   Is Facebook Building a Shadow Bank? Since revealing the concept for it’s new Libra cryptocurrency, Facebook has again become a topic of deep discussion and contention. Various governments around the world have… Read more »
  • 96% of Bitcoin SV Transactions Come from a Weather App, Report
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    A weather app is generating 96 percent of total transactions on the Bitcoin SV blockchain, according to CoinMetrics. The Massachusetts-based data analytics firm said in a report published today that “Weather SV” wrote a majority of transactions on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. It arrived at the conclusion after studying OP_RETURNS, a script… Read more »
  • India May Ban Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies Except ‘Digital Rupee’
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    India is preparing to do the impossible by banning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin in any form, a newly leaked document revealed this week. Alleged Draft Law ‘Prohibits’ Bitcoin & Crypto Uploaded to sharing site Scribd by local blockchain and tech lawyer, Varun Sethi, the document allegedly shows the preliminary text… Read more »
  • Bitpoint Plans to Refund $30 Million to Hack Victims
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    Japanese crypto exchange operator Bitpoint pledged to compensate the victims of the recent hack. The company plans to refund about $30 million worth of cryptocurrency. About 50,000 Clients Affected by the Hack On Tuesday, Bitpoint published an update on its website, revealing the amounts of stolen crypto. Also, President Genki… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bullish Falling Wedge Remerges
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    Over the last 6 Days Bitcoin has seen a 25% pull-back to visible range support around $9,800 from the recent high of $13,200. During this pull-back, another falling wedge has formed visible on all timeframes and could propel price levels back up towards visible range highs over the coming weeks. … Read more »
  • UK Chancellor Gives British Government Opinion On Libra
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    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box this week giving the UK government’s perspective on Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’. Libra Could Both Transform And Harm the UK U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer @PhilipHammondUK explains why governments are so worried about Facebook's Libra $FB #btc #bitcoin pic.twitter.com/SYFggQVncw… Read more »
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