Credit card giant Mastercard is pushing ahead with a set of blockchain payment tools first unveiled last year, opening them up to banks and merchants for wider use. In a press release, the company announced today that it would first be working on business-to-business (B2B) transactions with the tech, as part...
Traders restored a bit of stability to the crypto markets on Friday following a day of sideways trading. The bitcoin price and ethereum price each declined a bit less than 1% for the day, and most major altcoins experienced similar minor declines. However, no top 10 cryptocurrency moved more...
The crypto markets have exhibited mixed performance during the early portion of the week. The bitcoin price continued to hover near its all-time high on Tuesday, climbing just enough to crack the $5,700 barrier. The ethereum price, meanwhile, lost ground following the successful deployment of its much-anticipated Byzantium hard...
Crypto wallet Blockchain has announced its intention to join with Xapo in following the blockchain with the most accumulated difficulty following the proposed SegWit2x. The wallet service advised its users to “buy some ether” if they intend to make transactions immediately following the fork. Blockchain Wallet to Follow Chain With...
Ethereum has officially updated. At 05.22 UTC, the fifth hard fork to occur on ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, enacted a batch of ethereum improvement protocols (EIPs) designed to enhance the platform. The price per dollar of ether oscillated wildly in the run up, before rising over 2 percent...
"There is no reason to believe that this one will be controversial." Just days away from making one of its biggest-ever upgrades, confidence is high among ethereum supporters that the world's second-largest blockchain will avoid past mistakes and successfully navigate a coming change to its codebase, projected for Sunday night. "I expect that...
Wall Street continues to have a tenuous relationship with Blockchain technology. Large banks have recently made statements both for and against the new technology, with some companies like Bank of America already pursuing patents. Problem with privacy Part of the struggle these financial platforms are having with Blockchain technology is the issue of privacy. The...
The bitcoin price pulled back on Tuesday, dipping nearly $200 to put a pause on its week-long rally. The ethereum price retreated by a similar degree, causing the wider markets to contract by more than $6 billion. Chart from CoinMarketCap On Monday, the combined value of all cryptocurrency market caps surpassed $150...
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has set in motion an investigation into a flash crash of Ethereum on Coinbase’s exchange to determine what role leveraging might have played in the plunge. This past June, on Coinbase’s GDAX exchange, Ethereum suffered a precipitous drop, falling to 10 cents from $317.81 in milliseconds...
Bitcoin.de, the largest German bitcoin marketplace, will soon integrate support for Ethereum traders on its platform. On September 27, the Bitcoin.de development team revealed in an email to its clients that it is set to add Ethereum trading in the upcoming weeks. In an interview with BitcoinBlog.de, a local bitcoin-focused...