Post Tagged with: "Ethereum"

Synechron Launches 6 New Accelerators For All Your Blockchain Needs

Synechron Launches 6 New Accelerators For All Your Blockchain Needs

by September 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Some people seem to think blockchain is the best technological advancement humanity has come up with since the wheel. Certainly, one can’t deny that blockchain or distributed ledger technology has an intriguing amount of potential. On the other hand, making that potential actionable takes a house of engineers, resources, andRead More

As Decision Nears, Ethereum Community Still Torn Over DAO Attack Fix

As Decision Nears, Ethereum Community Still Torn Over DAO Attack Fix

by July 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm 1 comment

For a brief moment on Friday, it seemed that the Ethereum development community was (almost) unanimous in their decision to “hardfork,” with 97% of voters in favor. Hardforking means changing the code of Ethereum to make previous valid transactions invalid. The motive in this case would be to turn back theRead More

We Have Passed Peak Blockchain Investment

We Have Passed Peak Blockchain Investment

by July 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm 3 comments

As the summer heats up, blockchain hype may (finally) be cooling down. 2016 will likely see less investment in bitcoin and blockchain technology, but that is true for many other areas, as well. This year to date has seen $161 million invested so far, while 2015 saw a total ofRead More

$60 Million Hack Raises Questions About DAO’s Viability

$60 Million Hack Raises Questions About DAO’s Viability

by June 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm 3 comments

This morning, the US woke up to a financial meltdown. But not the kind you’d expect. Early this morning, cryptocurrency exchange operators got urgent orders to halt trading activity on ethers, the cryptocurrency behind the blockchain platform Ethereum. The reason: nearly $60 million of ethers were hack (i.e. stolen). The hack hasRead More

Breaking Banks: Fintech Inside Banks (Warning: May Include Bitcoin)

Breaking Banks: Fintech Inside Banks (Warning: May Include Bitcoin)

by May 13, 2016 at 11:14 am 0 comments

It’s double your pleasure, double your fun with Breaking Banks today! We have last week’s show on digital currencies and their possibilities, which includes interviews with Ben Milne of Dwolla, Simon Taylor of Barclays, and Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum. Next we have this week’s episode featuring Cornerstone Advisors Director ofRead More

Ethereum Is Winning in Both Enterprise & Consumer Markets

Ethereum Is Winning in Both Enterprise & Consumer Markets

by February 5, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

Redecentralization is as important as the invention of the PC. We will look back on the early years of the Internet as a strange blip that will be called the Commercial Internet or maybe the Centralized Internet. PCs, for all their faults, empowered individuals. In the Commercial Internet, individuals becomeRead More

Canadian crypto battle between Montreal (Sidechains) & Toronto (Ethereum)

by July 24, 2015 at 1:16 am 0 comments

What is it about Canada with its radical blockchain technology? Is it the need to think different to compete with its giant southern neighbor? Within Canada, the two cities of Toronto and Montreal are in opposite sides of the big debate over whether blockchain technology can be separated from bitcoin the currency. In Toronto, where…Read more Canadian crypto battle between Montreal with Sidechains & Toronto with Ethereum

Private blockchains as an IT tool for settlement & clearing

by July 14, 2015 at 11:17 pm 0 comments

I am seeing three types of blockchain: Blockchain that uses Bitcoin to deliver a consumer proposition. For example, Lighthouse (covered last week). Blockchain that uses some other “interim token of value” to deliver a consumer proposition.The best example is Ethereum with Ether. These “interim token of value” are sometimes calledRead More

Digital Asset Holdings Buys Blockchain Startup Hyperledger

Digital Asset Holdings Buys Blockchain Startup Hyperledger

by June 26, 2015 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Call it another vote of confidence for the blockchain. Hyperledger from Hyper, which provides private blockchains to financial institutions, was bought by Digital Asset Holdings, Bloomberg reported yesterday. San Francisco-based Hyperledger won a place in Bank Innovation‘s 2015 DEMOvation Challenge, and was a semi-finalist at Innotribe’s 2015 Startup Challenge as well. AtRead More

Augur shows that decentralized blockchain apps and Ethereum are becoming real

by May 27, 2015 at 1:16 am 2 comments

Alt Title:  NYSE and NASDAQ should be paying attention to Augur. Quiz: Ethereum is: Vaporware Trying to be all things to all apps and will be beaten by more focussed platforms that target specific niches. A truly revolutionary platform that will bring in a new age of decentralized applications that happens toRead More