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Los Angeles Mayor’s Office Hosts Blockchain Startup Competition

The Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Budget & Innovation and the city’s Information Technology Agency (ITALA) have partnered with Goren Holm Ventures (GHV) to host a blockchain startup contest called Block Tank. According to a Goren Holm Ventures press release published on Sept. 16, the event will take place in front of a panel […]

Share of SegWit-Spending Bitcoin Transactions Now Over 50%

The percentage of Segregated Witness (SegWit)-spending Bitcoin (BTC) transactions has reached 50.5%, or an all-time high, according to statistics. SegWit solution to Bitcoin transactions  SegWit is a proposed update to the Bitcoin Core, which is designed to reduce processing and wait times. Originally, the update was aimed at solving transaction malleability, a […]

Libra Does Not Threaten Sovereignty of Nations, Says Calibra CEO

CEO of Calibra, Facebook’s digital wallet for its proposed Libra stablecoin, has attempted to debunk the notion of Libra’s threat to the global financial system. Not new money but a better payment network Amid the ongoing meeting between Libra founders and 26 global central banks in Basel, Calibra CEO David Marcus has stepped […]

Gartner: Blockchain Will Transform Most Industries in 10 Years

Information technology service management giant Gartner foresees blockchain becoming transformative for most industries within 10 years. Gartner made its remarks in the press release accompanying its 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain research, published on Sept. 12. “Some level” of blockchain adoption in the next 3 years: CIOs The Hype Cycle report tries […]

Bitcoin Price Drops $200 in Minutes as $10.2K Support Shows Cracks

Bitcoin (BTC) price suddenly dropped by roughly $200 in minutes on Sept. 16 as commentators nevertheless revealed broad belief that upwards growth is imminent.  Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin price should eye $10,700 to spark uptrend Data from Coin360 revealed a rare period of almost level trading for Bitcoin overnight, having […]

Could Crypto Be Compliant With Sharia Law? Experts Answer

The rise in popularity of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies has led to the discussion among Islamic scholars about digital currency’s compliance with Islamic canonical law.  Islamic law — known as Sharia — is based on the teachings of the Quran and includes regulations concerning financial activities, asserting them to be either “haram” (illegal) […]

Liechtenstein Approves DLT Public Offering with Porsche-Backed Firm

German crypto investment startup Neufund launches its blockchain-enabled public offering platform featuring a Porsche-backed firm as the first issuer. 10 euro minimum investment  Within the first offering on Sept. 16, Neufund’s platform will be used by mobility firm Greyp, company backed by sports car giant Porsche, Camel Group and T-mobile, according to a […]

Bitcoin Ban Means Massive Brain Drain for India, Crypto Industry Warns

India is seeing the first signs of an anticipated brain drain, as the government mulls stark legislation that would criminalize domestic cryptocurrency investments. A Sept. 16 Economic Times report has taken the measure of industry sentiment on the ground, as a proposed blanket ban — currently still in the form of draft legislation — awaits […]

$250K Bitcoin Price Prediction Is Now ‘Conservative,’ Says Tim Draper

Major Bitcoin (BTC) bull Tim Draper now thinks that his own prediction that BTC price will hit $250,000 by 2022 may be understating the power of Bitcoin. BTC price to grow with adoption In an interview with crypto news network Blocktv on Sept. 13, the famous American venture capital investor has once again […]

Joe Lubin: Only Conceptions of Bitcoin and Ethereum Were ‘Immaculate’

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder and ConsenSys CEO Joe Lubin has characterized both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum’s conceptions as being “immaculate.”  Lubin made his remark during a panel with Vitalik Buterin and Yoni Assia at the Ethereal Summit Tel Aviv on Sept. 15, according to live reporting from eToro analyst Mati Greenspan on Twitter. Twin […]