First atomic swaps on Litecoin

Great Week for Segwit as First on-chain Swap is Completed

Last week was indeed a great week for the SegWit technology and Segwit enabled coins. Litecoin, which moved to Segwit earlier this year managed to successfully exchange LTC for Decred, Vertcoin and Bitcoin through Atomic swaps. Recap: What are Atomic...

/ September 25, 2017
Barclays Joins CLS Consortium

Barclays Becomes a Member of the CLS Blockchain Consortium

Barclays has been the latest company that added its name to the CLS blockchain consortium. They are joining companies such as JPMorgan, Bank of China and Goldman Sachs. The CLS consortium aims to use open source technology such as the...

/ September 25, 2017
Rumors Amazon Bitcoin

Could Amazon be getting Ready to Offer Bitcoin Payments?

There are rumors circulating online that Amazon may be making moves to accept Bitcoin as a payment method in October. They initially surfaced on a report on Although this would indeed be greatly beneficial to Amazon, there has been...

/ September 24, 2017
Canada Regulators About to Approve ETF

Could Canada be First to List a Bitcoin ETF?

Ever since the beginning of the year when the application by the Winkelvoss twins for a Bitcoin ETF was rejected, many Bitcoin investors were wondering when another attempt would be made? Would the SEC warm to the idea of a...

/ September 24, 2017
viaBTC setting up business offshore

Via BTC will Open up a new Platform outside of China

ViaBTC was one of the exchanges that was forced to close down their operations in China as a result of the ban. They will officially cease all operations in the country on the 30th of September. According to the statement...

/ September 23, 2017
Jamie Dimon Statements on Bitcoin

Jamie Dimon Back to criticising Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Jamie Dimon is taking shots at Bitcoin yet again. From saying that Bitcoin is nothing but a fraud, to buying Bitcoin on the dips created by the Crash, Dimon is creating quite infamous in the Bitcoin community. The likes of...

/ September 23, 2017
BlockChain and Healthcare

How Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionise the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare is no doubt an important issue. Let us take a look at some important statistics. The UK is predicted to spend £147 billion on healthcare in 2018, equating to roughly 18% of GDP. If this seems a staggering figure...

/ September 22, 2017
China Bitcoin Ban Helps Japan

Bitcoin Traders are Moving from China to Japan

News of the Chinese crackdown on local exchanges has gone from mere Fear Uncertainty and Destruction (FUD) to a confirmed fact. This caused a large scale panic in the market as the price of all coins fell on the decision....

/ September 22, 2017
Jamie Dimon Market Abuse Claim

Jamie Dimon Market Abuse Claims Filed

In case you may have missed it, last week Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan made very disparaging comments about Bitcoin. He likened it to a “fraud” and a “bubble” that many people would lose money on. No sooner...

/ September 22, 2017
Gambling in the Age of Cryptocurrencies

Gambling in the Age of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

A slew of headlines have recently cast light upon the underhand and downright dishonest practices of online betting sites. Nobody will have felt particularly sorry for the top brass at when the company was fined a record £7.8 million...

/ September 21, 2017