Monthly Archives: May 2018

Korean Peace Treaty Goes Live On Ethereum Blockchain, Forever

Korean developer Ryu Gi-hyeok has uploaded the contents of the Panmunjom Declaration onto the blockchain. A South Korean developer made history April 27 when he decided to record details of a North and South Korea peace treaty on the Ethereum blockchain. Ryu Gi-hyeok created two ETH transactions with Korean and English records of the Panmunjom Declaration, which leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed at the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit. The immutable and public nature of Ethereum’s blockchain means that both texts will remain permanently accessible by anyone. […]

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Microsociety Fort Galt in Chile Uses Bitcoin to Build Anew

Cryptocurrencies function in a myriad of ways, from stores of value to mediums of exchange, embedded payment systems, vehicles for smart contracts. A use case perhaps underappreciated is the potential for digital assets to facilitate freer societies. Micro-societies, breakaway camps, isles of autonomy are in various states of construction around the world. One of the furthest along is Fort Galt Chile. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with one of its founders, Gabriel Scheare, to find out more about an intriguing project. Also read: Germany Gets Its First Crypto Exchange […]

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Barclays’ CEO Refutes Rumors The Bank Is Opening Crypto Trading Desk

Barclays’ CEO Jes Staley has put an end to speculations that the UK bank will be opening an in-house cryptocurrency trading desk. Barclays’ CEO Jes Staley has refuted recent rumours that the UK bank will be opening a cryptocurrency trading desk, UK media platform Financial News reported May 1. During the bank’s annual general meeting, Staley cited potential compliance and regulatory barriers, saying: “Cryptocurrency is a real challenge for us because, on the one hand, there is the innovative side of it and wanting to stay in the […]

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Ethereum Foundation ‘Extremely Comfortable’ ETH Is Not A Security, Co-Founder Lubin Says

The co-founder of the Ethereum Foundation spoke out at a conference yesterday, saying he’s “absolutely unconcerned” about reports of an SEC probe into Ethereum. Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of the Ethereum Foundation, spoke out at the Collision tech conference in New Orleans yesterday. The event takes place amid reports that federal regulators are now probing ETH to determine whether or not it should be classified as a security. Lubin riposted that the Foundation is “absolutely unconcerned about the current discussions,” Business news platform The Street reported May 1. […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Hacker Gets Trolled, Vertcoin Gets Hacked

With all the talk about buying lambos, and some people making serious money, it’s no surprise that the cryptocurrency world attracts hackers looking for rich targets. Today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief showcases two typical cases and one atypical response. Also Read: Japanese Forex Giant GMO to Launch New UK Crypto Trading App Ransomware Hacker Trolled Aaron Lammer, a cryptocurrency podcaster, got his website hijacked by a hacker demanding ransom. But instead of paying the requested 0.025 bitcoin or calling the police, he decided to have some […]

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PR: Viola.AI Introduces REL – Registry – The World’s First Global Relationship Registry on The Blockchain

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. SINGAPORE – Viola.AI, the world’s first blockchain-powered Relationship Registry and Love AI that is created by the team behind dating giant Lunch Actually Group, has introduced REL-Registy — a global and transparent relationships and marital registry. REL-Registry protects users through decentralized ID verification with […]

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US Court Rules Alibaba Powerless to Stop Cryptocurrency Using Its Name

A U.S. District Court has ruled against Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group in favor of a Dubai-based cryptocurrency foundation, Alibabacoin. The judge says Alibaba Group did not show any jurisdiction in the U.S. and China’s ban on initial coin offerings eliminates any potential confusion. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space No Jurisdiction for Alibaba U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken ruled in favor of a cryptocurrency and its foundation on Monday against the Chinese giant Alibaba Group Holdings. He “rejected Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd’s bid for […]

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Firm To Map Out Manufacturing Capacity Worldwide With New Blockchain-based Ecosystem

sponsored A new Blockchain platform wants to boost productivity in manufacturing by mapping out spare capacity through smart devices. A Blockchain-based company is launching a peer-to-peer network connecting clients with manufacturers of all sizes – preventing bottlenecks in production by mapping out manufacturing capacities around the world. Productivist says its platform is an “open, global and free alternative” to the relocations and heavy investments that many firms and individuals in the manufacturing sector are faced with if they want to grow and flourish. The company has created […]

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Forget Emojis – Bitcoin Sentiment is Expressed Through Sticker Sets in Chats

Over the past few years, the cloud-based instant messaging service Telegram has become extremely popular as millions of users have patronized the platform. Among them there are lots of cryptocurrency enthusiasts in various channels talking about their favorite digital assets. One particular phenomenon that has swarmed the digital currency space on Telegram are cryptocurrency-themed sticker sets. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Even though Pepe is the king of crypto sticker sets, there are more funky cryptocurrency themed stickers on Telegram. If you are a […]

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