Canadian mobile messaging app Kik is launching its own digital currency, Kin, that would enable customers to use a range of digital services.
The Kin token, which will be created as an ERC20 token on the ethereum blockchain,
Bitcoin mining hardware firm Canaan, which makes the bitcoin mining chip Avalon, has acquired document timestamping service Proof of Existence. Canaan has also retained the founder of Proof of Existence, Manuel Aráoz, as an advisor on future product development.
Bitcoin continued its price retreat today, as cautious investors kept going in a slight pullback from the rally that saw individual coin prices reach several all-time highs. The bitcoin price was on a downward plunge earlier in the day, but headed back up as boosters perhaps saw a buying opportunity.
The price of bitcoin soared above the $1,700 mark on some exchanges early on Tuesday, marking yet another all-time high for the cryptocurrency. The new record continues a May rally and overall 2017 surge that has seen market capitalization in bitcoin rise to more than $27 billion.
Dick Munson, the Director, Midwest Clean Energy for the Environmental Defense Fund, outlines the ways the energy markets can be disrupted by blockchain technology, including how consumers and businesses can become more efficient energy users…
Matchpool has announced that its Guppy token (GUP) is now available for trading on cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex.
Matchpool, an incentive-based community platform that allows anyone to open their own dating pool and earn cryptocurrency, recently raised $5.73 million in just over a day to fund its blockchain-based ‘Slack Meets Tinder’ matchmaking platform,
Chicago FinTech association FinTex has announced the launch of a FinTech Center of Excellence called ‘Currency.’
The new center will be exclusively dedicated toward the collaboration, research and sharing of best practices in one of the largest FinTech hubs in the world.
The New Hampshire state Senate is currently considering a bill that would exempt virtual currency like bitcoin from money transmitter regulations in the state.
Sponsored by Representatives Barbara Biggie, Keith Ammon and John Hunt, bill HB 436 passed the House of Representatives in the state last month by a vote of 185-170.
Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group has unveiled a new blockchain-based prototype to support an electronic shareholder voting system.
The E-Proxy voting system prototype, which was developed in consultation with Accenture Plc, aims to significantly improve the efficiency and accuracy of the voting process during annual shareholder meetings.