Bitcoin Hardfork November

Quick check in on Proposed November Bitcoin Hard Fork

Bitcoin’s runaway success (and doubtless its runaway price) has surprised even those who first developed it. With the 1MB limit on each individual segment in the Bitcoin blockchain close to being reached, SegWit (Segregated Witness) was deployed to speed up...

/ October 5, 2017
Track Bitcoin Related Crime

How the Authorities Track Bitcoin Related Crime

One of the many arguments that is used against Bitcoin is that it is the realm of “criminals”. There are claims that the relatively anonymous nature of the cryptocurrency makes it a haven for these types of people. Of course,...

/ October 5, 2017
Japan Wild Game Blockchain

Wild Game Tracking on NEM-Blockchain in Japan

Japan is indeed a country that is quite forward thinking when it comes to blockchain technology. This is further advanced with the suggestion that the government will be introducing an blockchain solution that will allow consumers to track the supply...

/ October 5, 2017
Blockchain and The Sharing Economy

How Blockchain Technology Can Power the Sharing Economy

Try suggesting to your next Uber driver that they’re part of the so-called ‘sharing economy’ and it’s quite likely that they’ll laugh in your face. This is assuming of course that they have much cause for laughter in the first...

/ October 4, 2017
Blockchain and Financial Services

Positive Developments For Blockchain at Banking Conference

Yesterday was the conference on Blockchain in Finance in Dublin. Anyone who attended the conference was certain to have felt the great deal of enthusiasm all round. For example, Barclay’s vice chairman compared the Blockchain to a new operating system...

/ October 4, 2017
Bitcoin Transaction Fees too High

Are Bitcoin Fees Driving users to Altcoins

One of the main incentives behind Bitcoin was the manner in which people could quickly and easily send funds to someone else at a cost that was fractions of the established alternatives. However, this is unfortunately no longer the case....

/ October 4, 2017
Charlie Lee Predicts Coinbase response

Charlie Lee Predicts Coinbase Reaction to SegWit2x

Given that there is a particularly big event approaching Bitcoin in November, one would expect the largest Bitcoin exchange to lay out how they will handle it. However, in the face of the possible SegWit2X hard-fork, Coinbase has been quite...

/ October 3, 2017
ICO Due Diligence

ICO Due Diligence – What to Look For in an Investment

The controversy surrounding Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) is still in full swing and showing no signs of dying down. Following in the wake of the Peoples’ Bank of China’s (PBoC) decision last month to impose a total ban on ICOs,...

/ October 3, 2017
Legal Smart Contracts

How Smart Contracts Can Revolutionise the Legal Industry

Anyone who has ever had to grapple with the legal system (which let’s face it, is most of us at some point or other) will probably have found that it doesn’t tend to move all that quickly. There’s a good...

/ October 3, 2017
CFTC Investigating Ethereum Flash Crash

CFTC investigating Coinbase for Ether Flash Crash

Back in June, the price of Ethereum crashed falling from $317 to 10 cents for a few milliseconds on Coinbase. It managed to recover quickly and the exchange offered to reimburse those traders who were impacted by it. Now, the...

/ October 3, 2017