Ripple has been a company known for projecting an image of seriousness and transparency (despite not having the support of the most purists within the crypto be seen). Its business strategy has allowed it not only to position itself as one of the most popular blockchain companies in the financial sector but also to place its XRP token in the top 3 of the global marketcap.
Bitcoin Core wants to distance itself politically from the former project leader Gavin Andresen, the payment protocol BIP070 he was involved with, and from the BCH-friendly Bitpay payment processor company. The attempts to remove software associated with Gavin Andresen are now having real-world effects on the security of bitcoin payments.
By CCN: Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of “The Terminator” (and nothing else lately), found himself the victim of an assault at an event in South Africa. While attending “Arnold Classic Africa” in Johannesburg, which features a wide array of sporting events and physical activities, the 71-year-old “Last Action Hero” was filming participants when he received a flying kick to the back by an unknown ass...
Despite incurring a massive amount of buying pressure over the past several weeks that helped push the price of Bitcoin to fresh year-to-date highs around $8,400, this newfound upwards momentum stalled earlier this week when BTC swiftly dropped below $7,000, from which point it has been able to tepidly advance.
Global opinions on electric flying cars and taxis are still divided. That is only normal, as this business concept raises a lot of questions which can’t be answered all that easily. Lillium, a German startup has demonstrated its electric flying taxi prototype this week. A remarkable development, as the product will enter public service by 2025.
On Friday, the crypto market was shocked when Bitcoin suddenly flash crashed. Within an hour, the leading cryptocurrency fell from $7,800 to $6,100 on Bitstamp, as one entity seemingly triggered a massive sell-off with one large sell order, purportedly amounting to 5,000 BTC. While Bitcoin rapidly recovered, moving from $6,100 to $7,300 as of the time of writing, some fear that this move is entire...
By CCN: In a new interview with Newsweek, John McAfee surfaced to discuss living abroad and what he’s learned about the global perception of Americans. After recently going dark, he told Newsweek “we’re hated universally.” According to him, the reason most American tourists don’t pick up on this fact is that they’re a source of income for the people and places they visit. America: Hated Universall...
It’s no secret that cryptocurrencies are not looked upon favorably by most major central banks across the world. Some crypto enthusiasts believe that central banks fear that the nascent technology could pose threats to existing monetary systems, while others believe that central banks will begin adopting the technology in the future.
For Austria, blockchain is more than just a means of crypto-trading. Ulrike Huemer, the CIO of the capital city of Vienna, gave us an in-depth look at how the country seizes the potential of the nascent technology in order to provide public services and to help transform Vienna into a “smart city”
By CCN: A producer of Netflix hit “Mudbound” thinks he has what it takes to make a crypto movie that won’t bore people to death or fill their brains with inaccuracies about the space. If you value the Oscars, you may believe he could pull this off considering Mudbound managed to get a nomination from the Academy Awards. Using the Twitter handle @CommonEnemyInc, he threw out the idea on social med...